Friday, April 12, 2013

The Kingdom of God is Within You

 In the New Testament in Luke 17:20-21 it states “Now when He was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them and said, “The kingdom of God does not come with observation;  nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’  For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you.” (NKJV)  So what exactly does it mean when it says that the kingdom of God is within you?

Humans are a composite of eternal and physical.  We have a physical body and conscious mind that interact with the physical world that we live in.  We also have an eternal soul that is really who we are.   Consequently we have two natures.  The soul consists of spirit from the higher, heavenly dimensions while the body God clothed us with was an animal body with an animal nature.  This animal nature was needed for survival in the hostile lower dimensions that we reside in.  The two natures constantly struggle against each other.  The soul strives for doing what is right and good while the animal body strives to satisfy only physical needs.  Those who successfully deal with this struggle become more spiritual, service minding humans desiring to serve God and their fellow man while those that allow the physical animal to dominate become just that – animals.

It is the eternal soul that resides in our subconscious where we connect to the heavenly dimensions through prayer.  Prayer works to pierce into the heavenly dimensions by taking the thoughts of our conscious mind and powering them with passion and emotion to energize the thoughts and send them into those heavenly dimensions where the Creator and His angels reside.  This is the process of interacting, connecting and living in the kingdom of God.  It is allowing God and His word to reside and come to life in the innermost part of your being – your soul.  It is who you really are connecting with who God really is and becoming one with Him.  Just as God is one, we strive to be one with Him!  “For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you.”  Look deep into your soul as you connect with God and His word and make it so.  That is the process of working out your salvation with fear and trembling.

1 comment:

  1. The process of going inside oneself to interact and connect with the living God and heavenly dimensions is key to our spiritual path. It is allowing God and His word to reside and come to life in the innermost part of your being – your soul. It is how we stay on our spiritual path as well as our phyical one. The God in heaven will direct us into what our tasks are and what we are supposed to accomplish for His glory. The Kingdom of God is in the Heavenly realms and it is our role to assist the almighty into bringing His Kingdom into the physial realm in which we live.