Who is qualified to tell us or show us the kingdom of God ? answer: the one who has been there or from there, is it not ? And who is that ? I believe the answer to that is our Lord Jesus Christ. We humans on our own does not know or will not know that kingdom until...,until what you may ask ? until Jesus is in us through the Holy Spirit. How do we get Jesus in us ? as I study the Bible and listen to teachers, Jesus comes in to us when we respond to the call of God in our lives. When Adam and Eve(our great, great ancestors sinned or disobeyed God, man died spiritually and became separated from God.
Through the Israelites, God worked to bring man back to Him. God gave His laws to show His standard of holiness, when we fail to obey, we know it is called sin. God hates sin because He is holy. To deal with sin God gave us the ways. God instituted sacrifices(animal without blemishes) and offeringsas described in first five books of Moses.
To fully understand the laws and sacrifices and offerings plus the tabernacles and priest systems will take a long study perhaps a lifetime or more. So you may ask how can we know then ? The answer is through Jesus Christ. He came to show us God the Father, He also came to save us from our sins by being the sacrifice, the offering, His blood was spilled or sprinkled to pay or cleanse our sins.
By admitting that we violated God's laws and therefore realizing that we sinned and separated from God, we realized that we are unworthy to be in the presence of God therefore are outside the kingdom of God.
But wait Jesus paid it all the Bible says, so through Jesus we can enter and be citizens of the kingdom of God.But you may say that is too easy, yes it is easy for us but not for our Lord Jesus Christ who suffered to gain us back.
I pray that these truth from the Bible will penetrate your heart if you are not yet a believer and for you to turn from your sin and accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. May the Holy Spirit help you see these truth and see and enter the kingdom of God. We can only see and be in that kingdom when we personally admit that we have sinned and then accept Jesus into our life. Will you do that ? Ask God to help you do that and welcome to the family of God. Hallelujah ! This does not end here, because we now have eternal life and that life is with God, our new life in Christ.
Till next time and enjoy the presence of God through and in Christ and the Holy Spirit.