Church leaders proclaim Jesus Christ, but if you want to get into the kingdom of God you’ll need to trust Him more than they do.
When I say get into the kingdom, I don’t mean go to heaven when you die. Everyone is going to heaven when they die (see Everyone Is Going To Heaven in the Introduction to this blog). The kingdom of God is that dimension of this existence wherein we are obedient to God and enjoy His blessings. It is the state of blessedness that goes with doing at all times the things that are pleasing to Him. The kingdom of God is in our midst but you cannot detect it with any of your physical senses because it is spiritual in nature.
I say that church leaders do not trust Jesus because He said He would return in the lifetimes of His contemporaries and church leaders do not believe that He did so. They believe that Jesus has yet to fulfill this promise of His Second Coming even though He was quite clear and adamant about its timetable. The book of Revelation written almost two thousand years ago makes crystal clear that His coming was imminent at that time. (For more, see Jesus Christ Has Already Come Again in that same Introduction.)
If you would trust Jesus, believe that He has kept His promise and that He is here among us now. He is Almighty God and actually fills the heavens and the earth. Even with that, the heavens and the earth cannot contain Him. He is our Creator and He exists in ways we can barely understand. Trust that He loves you. Trust that He will help you in every situation. Trust that the goal of life is not to be successful, but to know Him.
No longer think anything to yourself – think all things to Him, because He knows every thought you have and cares about it. Try to impress Him – and only Him. Listen for His quiet whisperings in the depth of your soul. Be interested in what interests Him – doing right, doing good.
Listen when the church leaders talk about Him and praise Him, but do not imitate the church leaders because they say things without doing them. Jesus did not die and rise again that you might attend a church. He did so that you might lay down your life in love for others just as He laid down his life in love for those around Him.
Trust in the Lord and do good. This leads to the kingdom of God and this is the kingdom of God.
Bible notes on this post.
The purpose of this blog is to praise Jesus Christ for those who want to hear about Him without having to join a church.