Finding the Kingdom of God Within You

Preaching the Gospel of the coming Kingdom

Finding the Kingdom of God within you is your work that God sent you here to accomplish.  You also must help others find their way back.  Yeshua sent us to preach the gospel so others can know the way and the truth.  We can live in the light and not in darkness.   The good news is that Yeshua paid our sin penalty. So we can return to the Kingdom by repenting: rejecting sin.  Yeshua’s death on Calvary allows us this privilege for those who hear, obey and repent.

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Faith and Works

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This takes work on our part.  Yeshua did His.  We must do our part–like James said faith without works is dead: useless.  So again we must hate sin with all our mind, body and soul fully cognizant that sin only leads to suffering and death–no escape for those who choose this route.  We must learn to strive wholeheartedly knowing within ourselves the futility of a life of sin to live according to the will, voice, and commands of God.  That’s the key to discovering the Kingdom of Yahweh in our midst.

 

Knowing  a magical God

How many of us seek eternal life and wish to know that Yahweh accepts us now?  Well you can know.  We need to know God for ourselves–keeping in mind all the words of the prophets, Yeshua and family/friends.  Like scientist, we must start investigating these truths.  We must run our own experiments and test God’s words.

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Its only in searching and trusting God that we become awed by His sudden presence right in our midst.  God who is Spirit shows up and makes His presence known to us.

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Others may or may not believe us.  We can always tell them to run their own inquiry and see the results for themselves.

That’s what I’m saying to you friends who lack these encounters with the living God, run your own experiment and discover what others have discovered: a magical God in our midst right under our very nose.  Most times we do not sense God because we do not look for Him and obey Him.

 

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Obeying the voice of God is crucial

We lack a personal relationship with God.  We, however, would like to know how to attain this relationship. We haven’t seen a burning bush like Moses nor heard the voice of God speaking from the midst of the fire.  We haven’t walked on water with Yeshua like Peter.  We neither were stricken and heard the voice of Yeshua on the road to Damascus like the apostle Paul.

How can we get these same supernatural experiences today like so many we read and hear about in the Bible?  These experiences generally come (when we search for the truth and for Him).  We gradually develop a personal relationship with Yahweh via spiritual investigations–via a profound desire to know God.

 

Pray and think

In addition, you must think often and ask questions.  For instance, “How did Yeshua connect with Yahweh?  What did he do? How can we learn from Him?  Why did He choose to fast?  How can fasting help my spiritual growth?”  He is our model that we ought to follow. We must learn to trust in God like Yeshua and the prophets.  We will find Him when we obey Him and seek Him daily through prayer.duerer-prayer

Let’s look at some Bible verses that offer us some insight and direction.  These verses will help to lead us on our journey from sinful living, to a repentant heart and to everlasting life in the Kingdom of God.

It really isn’t complicated, you just need to know what steps to take and take them.  When you learn the truth, the truth will indeed set you free–let’s begin.

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True Repentance and Baptism–Step 1       

 

1. [Godly] sorrow that is in accord with the will of God produces a repentance without regret, leading to salvation; but worldly sorrow [the hopeless sorrow of those who do not believe] produces death. (2 Corinthians 7:10 Amplified Bible)

2. “As for me, I baptize you with water because of [your] repentance [that is, because you are willing to change your inner self—your old way of thinking, regret your sin and live a changed life], but He (the Messiah) who is coming after me is mightier [more powerful, more noble] than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to remove [even as His slave]; He will baptize you [who truly repent] with the Holy Spirit and [you who remain unrepentant] with fire (judgment). (Matthew 3:11)

 Oswald Chambers  wrote the following:

“Have I ever come to a place in my experience where I can say–“I indeed–but He?” Until that moment does come, I will never know what the baptism of the Holy Ghost means.  I indeed  am at an end, I cannot do a thing but He begins just there— He does the things no one else can ever do.  Am I prepared for His coming?  Jesus cannot come as long as there is anything in the way either of goodness or badness.  When He comes, am I prepared for Him to drag into the light every wrong thing I have done?  It is just there that He comes.  Wherever I know I am unclean, He will put His feet; wherever I think I am clean, He will withdraw them.”  (My Utmost For His Highest, Discovery House Publishers, August 22) I’d recommend you get this book My Utmost For His Highest–it will give you the insights that will help you strengthen your spiritual walk with God.  

I  added a few quotes from Oswald Chambers from the book The Utmost for His Highest because his writings helped me to understand more of the words of the Bible.  This strengthened my understanding and relationship with Yahweh.

 

3. But first and most importantly seek (aim at, strive after) His kingdom and His righteousness [His way of doing and being right—the attitude and character of God], and all these things will be given to you also. (Matthew 6:33) 

Jesus is saying that the great care of life is to put the relationship to God first, and everything else second.”  states Oswald Chambers.

I hope to attain eternal life in the Kingdom with Yahweh.  I aim to live in a perfect place filled with beautiful things and riches beyond my wildest imagination.  Everlasting life with Yahweh is a place of joy and love and real freedom from sin, sorrow and suffering–and might I add death.  My dream of heaven made this clear.

How do we get eternal life?  Let us continue.

Consecrated to Yahweh–Step 2

4.  Consecrate means to make holy or to dedicate to a higher purpose.

Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you through and through [that is, separate you from profane and vulgar things, make you pure and whole and undamagedconsecrated to Him—set apart for His purpose]; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept complete and [be found] blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Faithful and absolutely trustworthy is He who is calling you [to Himself for your salvation], and He will do it [He will fulfill His call by making you holy, guarding you, watching over you, and protecting you as His own]. ( I Thessalonians 5:23-24)  

Amen!

5.  Brothers and sisters, pray for us. ( I Thessalonians 5:25)  

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We all need others to pray for us, especially, facing spiritual assaults from the enemy.

Christianity Misunderstood by Believers–listen to (or read the book) The Kingdom of God is Within You by Leo Tolstoy

6. So then let us not sleep [in spiritual indifference] as the rest [of the world does], but let us keep wide awake [alert and cautious] and let us be sober [self-controlled, calm, and wise].  (I Thessalonians 5:6)

thank you text on black and brown board7. Rejoice always and delight in your faith; be unceasing and persistent in prayer;  in every situation [no matter what the circumstances] be thankful and continually give thanks to God; for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.  Do not quench [subdue, or be unresponsive to the working and guidance of] the [Holy] Spirit.  Do not scorn or reject gifts of prophecy or prophecies [spoken revelations—words of instruction or exhortation or warning].  But test all things carefully [so you can recognize what is good]. Hold firmly to that which is good.  (1 Thessalonians 5:16-21)

 

Fellow Citizens with the Holy Ones–Step 3

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8.  When you pray and seek God with all your heart, mind and soul, God shows up and speaks to your heart, mind and soul within you.  You learn that once the Holy Spirit is given to you by God, you have The Kingdom of God within you.

 “So then you are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the holy ones, and of the household of God,” states Ephesians 2:19 (Hebrew Names Version).

A citizen is a member of a state or kingdom or a  native or naturalized person who owes allegiance to a government and is entitled to protection from it.  Yahweh will protect you.  You are citizens of the the heavenly kingdom of God.

Paul says in Ephesians 2:16-22 the following:

And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby: And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh. For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.  Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow-citizens with the saints, and of the household of God; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.

Yahweh lives in you; therefore, The Kingdom of God is found within you.

Luke the physician wrote in Luke 17:21 “Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.”

Luke warns us in Luke 21:8 saying there will be many false teachers and preachers preaching and teaching in the name of Jesus, but Luke says the following regarding these deceptive teachers:

And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.

Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not…(Matthew 24:23-28).

And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, he is there; believe him not: (Mark 13:21)

Then if anyone tells you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or, ‘Look, there!’ don’t believe it. (Mark 13:21 HNV)

For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. (Romans 14:17)

God wanted everyone, not just Jews, to know this rich and glorious secret inside and out, regardless of their background, regardless of their religious standing. The mystery in a nutshell is just this: Christ is in you, therefore you can look forward to sharing in God’s glory. It’s that simple. That is the substance of our Message. (Colossians 1:27 Message Bible)

heal anyone who is sick, and tell them, ‘God’s kingdom is right on your  doorstep!’ (Luke 10:9 MSG)

closed blue wooden doors“When you enter a town and are not received, go out in the street and say, ‘The only thing we got from you is the dirt on our feet, and we’re giving it back. Did you have any idea that God’s kingdom was right on your doorstep?’…”  (Luke 10:10-11 MSG)

But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you. (Matthew 12:28 KJV)

“But if it’s by God’s power that I am sending the evil spirits packing, then God’s kingdom is here for sure.” (Matthew 12:28 MSG)

John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not; (John 1:26)

photo of man wearing hoodieJohn answered them, “I baptize with water, but among you stands one you do not know, (John 1:26 English Standard Version)

 

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Please comment on one or more of the following questions below (this will encourage my ministry—thank you):

 

 

 

1) How have you helped others discover the Kingdom of God within them?

2) How did the Holy Spirit play a role?

3) How do you keep yourself from burning out preaching the gospel?

4) What did you like and/or dislike about this article so I can improve to help others?

5) Do you have a question you’d like me to address?

6) Please share you’re prayer request so everyone reading can see and pray for you.

7) If you knew God was listening and sees you, what would you ask Him or tell Him? Why?

 

 

How to Acquire A Great Home In Yahweh’s Kingdom

 Yahweh says seek first the kingdom of  God and his righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you–Matthew 6:33.

 

Stop and Ponder for a moment

       ⇒ Why prepare for the Kingdom of Heaven?

       ⇒ How do we go about preparing to meet our Creator?

       ⇒ Who is this great Creator that designed everything we see and don’t see (invisible things) around us?

       ⇒ How  do we get back into Heaven and see Yahweh face to face again?

       ⇒ How does having Yahweh in our lives change our everyday lives?

       

I pose these questions so those seeking have an idea what they can do to search out and discover Yahweh and his kingdom, to answer the major questions of this life, for yourself. 

       As a science major I know the intricate details of our bodies down to the molecular/microscopic level.  I am a problem solver by nature. You can see I think scientifically, and I am eternally curious about the physical world around me.  I am even more curious about the spiritual world around me. I want us to look beyond the physical to search out the invisible God and discover a supernatural and spiritual God that works and lives within each of us. I am not intimidated by a challenge.  We just must allow Yahweh (God) into our lives.  Yahweh can always be with us around us if we welcome Him in our lives.  Yahweh grants each of us seventy years to get to know Him and to find our way back to Heaven with Him.  Some of us die earlier and others live significantly longer due to varied reasons.  

       This website and this article are like a scientific journal.  I share my many great experiences with the living God.  I will share some of my spiritual knowledge and insights of this great God.  I have spent a life time, forty plus years, tracking down Yahweh.  Eternally searching for the Creator.  I have found this spiritual being and know Him well.  There is far greater for me to discover, but I feel confident that I know our Creator.  If you’d like a relationship with this awesome God (Yahweh), please continue reading, ask and answer your questions, study, and follow my writings on my website.

Walking by Faith  

       I learned to walk by faith and not by sight, we all must learn to do the same. We must use our spiritual eyes, ears and  bodies to search for Yahweh with all our heart, mind and soul.  We must believe that He is real and His word is true to discover Him for ourselves.  We should test this truth by seeing that His promises are real.  You will see that He is faithful when we have faith. 

       My parents emigrated to this country, with five children and started their lives over in a foreign land: here in America.  My father took his father’s advice to take his family to a new country (My father had lost both his parents within forty days of each other).  Even though I was young, I knew the struggles my parents faced. I noticed it all, despite their struggles I grew up incredibly happy and carefree.  I had everything I needed and wanted.  We were blessed in that we always had a roof over our heads and three meals a day. We actually had plenty; both my parents were hard workers and they sacrificed for their now six children to succeed in life. Though my parents’ lives were much better and easier in Belize, they were determined not to return and make it work.  They knew the lives of their six children would be better here in America.  

       When I was a young person, in my early a teens, I prayed and asked Yahweh to help me acquire my own home by the age of twenty eight. My concern was to ensure that my parents would have a place to retire in without a monthly rent.  So, one day in the summer, I prayed with a sincere and earnest heart, at about thirteen years old, that Yahweh would help me to somehow get my own place and not need to rent before the age of twenty-eight.  

 

Yahweh answered my prayer in a supernatural way

When I acquired a home, long story short, just before my twenty-seventh birthday.  It is now the home my parents are retired in today, living rent and mortgage free, thanks to Yahweh answering the prayer I made so many years prior.  Yahweh heard the prayer of a humble teenager all those years ago.  He has heard and answered my innumerable prayers from childhood and even today.

God is no respecter of persons.

What he has done for me, He will do for any of His children who seek Him with a sincere and earnest heart and obey His words. 

Knowing and understanding Yahweh’s words to us will help us prepare ourselves to successfully acquire the keys to the Kingdom of Yahweh rather than meeting rejection by a Holy God.

John said in Revelation 22:13-20 the following words:

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.  Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.  For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.  I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.  And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.  For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:  And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.  He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

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Yehsua Jesus is coming quickly to judge the world.

Prepare for His coming and avoid being tossed out like a dog.  Dogs are not welcome, nor murderers or idolaters nor those who love to lie–see Revelation 22:15. 

The word dog triggered my thoughts penned here today to share with you. 

Let’s take a look at the word dog:

Literally: a dog, scavenging canine

Figuratively: a spiritual predator who feeds off others.

Now it’s meaning from Strong’s Concordance:

In Strong’s Concordance a dog is kyon pronounced phonetically (koo-ohn)–2965 in Strong’s Concordance.  A dog is universally despised in the East.  A loose dog was disdained in ancient times and viewed as a “mooch pooch” that ran about as a scavenger says Strong’s Concordance.

 

Avoid the Dogs

Let us not live life like a dog–living in a predatory fashion.  You should connect with the life giver and get your resources from your connection and relationship with Yahweh through the power of His Holy Spirit.  You ought to feed others and not feed off of others. Those truly connected to the life giver will possess the life giver within them.

 

They will be like a tree planted by the living water. Their leaf will never wither–Psalm 1. 

In conclusion as a young person I prepared to acquire a home for myself and family.   Wanting to live more bountifully in the physical world, but now I’m preparing for my spiritual home.  I’m not leaving anything to chance.  I know if I prepare well, Yahweh will help me acquire a home in the spiritual kingdom.  I know how to acquire my spiritual home.  I just need to ask Yahweh for what I want, and He will hear my humble prayers and answer me. 

Remember Yahweh is no respecter of person, He will answer you too if you love Him with all your heart, mind and soul.  Obedience is the key.   I leave you to ponder the following verses below in John 14:12-16:

12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. 

13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

14  If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.

15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.

16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

That Comforter, Yahweh’s Holy Spirit, will teach you all things and guide you into your Heavenly Home so your not left out like a stray dog. 

How great and joyous your life would become living eternally with your Heavenly Father? Yahweh loves you so much. He took the time to create you in His very image.  Your a child of the King. Don’t you want to see God face to face in His kingdom soon? 

Your future home tomorrow depends on your preparation today friends!  Ask Yeshua (Jesus) to help you acquire a place and a home in Heaven–ask today and everyday knowing for sure that Yahweh hears you.  This world is nothing compared to acquiring your place in your real home in the presence of Yahweh.  Prepare for heaven my friends and you will eternally be grateful!