reply to post by WarJohn
You already command a kingdom. The 50 trillion cells of your body represent one kingdom you have already been given.
But the one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows. From everyone who has been given much, much will be
demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.
Then, in John 3, we know that we must be born again into new life. We will have a new body and a new heaven and earth to reside in. The kingdom of
God is the single cell; the human body; the ocean; the planet; the galaxy; the universe and more. Each part below comprises a part of the whole.
Another clue is here:
1 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God[a]; believe also in me. 2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would
I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with
me that you also may be where I am. 4 You know the way to the place where I am going.”
Another clue is here.
19 And when you look up to the sky and see the sun, the moon and the stars—all the heavenly array—do not be enticed into bowing down to them and
worshiping things the LORD your God has apportioned to all the nations under heaven. 20 But as for you, the LORD took you and brought you out of the
iron-smelting furnace, out of Egypt, to be the people of his inheritance, as you now are.
Egypt is Earth. We are ultimately called out of this place to the promised land. In Deut. 6, we read another clue.
10 When the LORD your God brings you into the land he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to give you—a land with large, flourishing
cities you did not build, 11 houses filled with all kinds of good things you did not provide, wells you did not dig, and vineyards and olive groves
you did not plant—then when you eat and are satisfied, 12 be careful that you do not forget the LORD, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land
When we are brought out of slavery here, we will go to a place with all "These Things" already prepared for us.
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
Who is not included in this baptism into new life?
7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to where he was baptizing, he said to them: “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to
flee from the coming wrath? 8 Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. 9 And do not think you can say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our
father.’ I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham. 10 The ax is already at the root of the trees, and every tree
that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.
Corrupt leaders; experts in the law; money changers and the like already have their reward. The people are welcomed to the kingdom eternally.
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