THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS WITHIN YOU.

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Luke 7:28 "I say to you, Among those born of Woman, there is not a greater than John, yet the LEAST in the KINGDOM of GOD is superior to him".
 

Luke 17:20. “The kingdom of God cometh not with observation” (KJV) (DIA) says “with careful watching” this meaning outwardly looking for it: following in verse 21; “The kingdom of God is within you;” (KJV) and the Column says (“among you”) but the original translation in the Diaglott word for word translation says (“in the midst of you”).
So what is Jesus telling us, and what’s more is he talking to us now days? Definitely he is, as is written, he is referring to the kingdom of God coming to us, to say it is not is to say that it has already been, or is not available to us now days, and we know that is called missing the mark to teach such, just as those who Paul tells us about who taught that the resurrection of Gods ones had already past (2Tim 2:18).
What is Jesus referring to here? Is it his return, or is he saying we can gain a Heavenly state now also? What has Jesus to say about it, what’s he telling us? He says; “the kingdom of God come not with observation” but what about Christ’s return, won’t we observe his coming? He say’s in verse 30 that he will be revealed, and, in verse 24 he say’s how, there are other places in the Gospels that say he will be revealed; but this is not what Jesus is telling us in these verses, there is another message in here also, one that reveals that “the kingdom of God is within you” “amongst you” and “in your midst”.
Jesus tells us not to go physically looking for this Kingdom of God, because you won’t find it, verses 21 and 23. It is not there to be seen with flesh eye’s that is clear.
What is this Kingdom of God within, in your midst? This Kingdom of God within is Spiritual.
Yes! Jesus the Christ is telling us we can reach a Heavenly state on Earth in the flesh body now, but remember it is Spiritual, and that means it is contained within the spirit that God has given to us, that Spirit which is given us that will pass on leaving the Flesh body, going to the place of Spirits during and after the death of our flesh. (To God) This can only be for the spiritual people. 1Cor 12:1, and read 1 Cor.15:35-57, and see, and learn of ourselves.
Find this hard to receive, don’t believe it, someone told you something else?
Isa 55:8 tells us Gods counsels, his ways, nor his thoughts are as ours, so just trust in God, and try to obtain the levels which he will allow us to reach in the flesh. Those who are alive, who are Gods elect have a spirit, an immortal spirit, and that it will pass from the flesh to spiritual places that God has set out for it, And remember “it” is you, the real you! God knows who are his. Let’s have a quick look in the Septuagint in the Apocrypha, this gives good explanation of parts of Scripture.
Ecclesiasticus 38:23 “when the dead is at rest, let his remembrance rest; and is comforted for him when his Spirit is departed from him” (this dead in context, is the dead body, flesh)
Ecclesiasticus 31:13 “The spirit of those who fear the Lord shall live; for their hope is in him that saveth them” (Live as in life with God, opposed to dead as those dead in their sins).Wisdom 20:15 “But the righteous live for ever more; their reward also is with the lord, and the care of them is with the most High, v16; therefore they shall receive a glorious Kingdom, and a beautiful crown from the Lords hand:
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Obviously in Wisdom 20:15 the righteous do not live for evermore in the flesh, this is obviously the Spirit living on after leaving the flesh, given that it is alive and existing while in the flesh.
Remember now what we are looking at here, “the Kingdom of God within”, where within? Where can this Kingdom of God which Jesus say’s is available to us within us, where can it be located? In our spirit, that is what the Scriptures/Gospels tell us; our spirit, being that state which dwells within us and passes on in continuance through death of the Flesh.
A little more from the Apocrypha.
Wisdom 2:23-24 “for God created man to be immortal, and made him to be an image of his own eternity, Never the less through envy of the Devil came death into the world: and they that are of his side do find it”.( those who are of the Devils side do find death)
Wisdom 3:1-4 “But the souls of the righteous are in the hand of God, and there shall no torment touch them”. “In the sight of the unwise they seem to die: and their departure is taken for misery and their going from us to be utter destruction: but they are in peace. For though they be punished in the sight of men, yet is their hope full of immortality”.
And with understanding this verse also; Wisdom 3: 1-10 “and having been a little chastised, they shall be greatly rewarded: for God proved them, and found them worthy for himself. As Gold in the furnace hath he tried them and received them as a burnt offering. And in the time of their visitation they shall shine, and run to and fro like sparks among the stubble. They shall judge the nations, and have dominion over the people, and their Lord shall reign forever. They that put their trust in him shall understand the truth: and such as be faithful in love shall abide with him: for Grace and mercy is to his Saints, and he has care for his elect. But the ungodly shall be punished according to their own imaginations, which have neglected the righteous, and forsaken the Lord”
The people of understanding will see how Wisdom 3:1-10 is connected to those who may attain the heights of “the kingdom of God within”
Ecclesiastes 9:5-6 “For the living will know that they shall die: but the dead know nothing, and there is no longer any reward for them; for their memory is lost. Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, have now perished; yea, there is no portion for them under the sun”. (The living being those alive with God, and the dead being those who are dead in their sins)(Think on this awhile; see the punctuation bring out the meaning, giving the understanding in context)
Now to go along with those verses;
Psalms 115:17 “The dead praise not the Lord, neither any that go down to silence. But we will bless the lord from this time forth and forever more. Praise the Lord” (The dead being those who are dead in their sins, they go down to silence (eternally apart from God) But! Those who are of God through Jesus will bless the Lord from this time forth and for ever more. (Once more suggesting a continuance of Spirit, the real us)(KJV).
Psalms in the Septuagint is clearer, “The dead shall not praise thee o Lord, nor any that go down to Hades. But we the living, will bless the lord, from hence forth and for ever.
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The dead once again being those dead in their sins, that being one statement of the verse, and then the other part of the statement saying “nor any that go down to Hades” these are two differing situations! The first being those who are dead in their sins, remember now that even these while actually being alive, could at anytime accept God through Jesus Christ, (I for one was once dead in my sins, now I have accepted Gods invite to his family, I am now alive, alive in Spirit! So there is a living example). --- Now that’s covered the first part of the statement, now “nor any who go down to Hades” these are another people, being that they did not accept God through the Christ have reached their goal, (Hades) They have no chance of return, they are not necessarily those who are dead in their sins who have a chance to change, remember this is all to point out the meanings of “Dead” and “Alive” in context with the meanings of the message God is endeavoring to give us. Then there are those who are the third peoples in the verse, who when looked at with understanding are the Spiritual ones, and their Spirit being the real them lives on, passing through death with out dying, because it is only the flesh that dies, the Spirit goes’ on to God to live, and to be given a spiritual body.
Now then, If Jesus tells us that it is Gods word through him, that those living upon this earth, who have all in the right place with God, and are spiritually aware, have “The kingdom of God in their midst or within, then I for one, Having seen Gods Holy Spirit power and Gifts in action, believe it.
But what about the return of Christ, isn’t that what Jesus is referring to? “The kingdom of God” coming, being the return of Christ? Not altogether in the context of the verses, it was the Pharisees who demanded Jesus the question “When the Kingdom of God should come?” remember Jesus despised the Pharisees for what they were, so he answered them telling them that the “kingdom of God” is within you, in your midst, of course the very fact of Christ being there was the manifestation of the Kingdom of God on earth, being that God was working through the Man Jesus.
So Jesus gave a two fold answer, knowing that the Pharisees did not have the Kingdom of God within them, as they did not accept Jesus as the Christ, you can only have the Kingdom of God within you if you have the Spirit of God and the Spirit of the Christ in you, then comes that level of Heaven on Earth; remembering of course there are differing levels of the Heavens, God being in the Highest Heaven. Genesis tells of the earth Heaven and then there is the third Heaven.
This does not mean you will live this life as a life of Paradise on this Earth, No, remember what the Gospel of Christ says about life in the flesh, even in Luke 17:33 “whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it”; (flesh life) “and whoso ever shall lose his life shall preserve it” (meaning doing away with the flesh way of life and seeking the Spiritual life, we can gain Life Eternal, the real life which is the Spiritual life, the immortal life).
What should we look for according to the Scriptures/Gospels, that would tell us where we are with Gods favor, and how close are we to “The kingdom of God within “on this Earth now, personally?
Let’s see what is required, what God tells us;


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• Ask yourself have you made a decision from your own Heart to come to God through Jesus Christ, lets see if you have, and show yourself what might be lacking if anything.
• Have you Studied the Gospel, and have come to your own convictions of the true Doctrine.
• If so, then you will know and understand from the Gospels, what is required of you, to “Believe into Jesus Christ” Christ tells us we have to believe all the Gospels (not just the bits we want) the Psalms about him, and the parts of the Scriptures in the old testament about him as in luke24:44, And believing “into” him also means obeying his commands.
• Have you been baptized, and did you really mean it, God knows what’s in everyone’s Heart.
• Have you got the true forgiveness for your Brother in Christ as in Luke17:3-4, and as in the Good Samaritan.
• Forgiveness, have you done a proper study on it, and realize the eternal importance of it.
• Brotherly love, Have you done a proper study on it and know what it really means.
• Are you the Spiritual type, do you believe in Gods Holy Spirit activities and the way he Gifts today
• Have you experienced any prayers answered effectively.(not calling just everyday usual material things, as being answers to prayers (sinners also have these and more in some cases)
• Have you experienced the strong undeniable power of God working on or through you (there is absolutely no mistaking this if it happens)
• Has God gifted you any rewards that are obviously Gifts from God (material or spiritual)
• Are you prepared to stand up for God and Jesus in anything?(Anything)
• If God told you to give up all you own, and do what it might be that is his will of you, would you do so?
• If God Gave you Knowledge and understanding to share with ones who were in error, would you be prepared to stand against all who would come out against you, even family.
• Do you battle hard with the struggles of the flesh mind, to try and be better, or do you relax back on it a bit because God might forgive you the small things.
• Are you prepared to accept correction when you are in error of Gods word?
• Are you what God calls a “coward” when it comes to matters of God?
• Do you actively look for Gods persuasions, and spiritual workings of you?
• Do you hate this life now, and are you ready to give it up now, this includes Money, and Security, and Relationships, and the very life in the flesh.
• Do you give Alms? (Money or help to those in need)
• Are you active yourself in the spread of the Gospel.
• Are you conscious of willfully letting God and Christ’s spirit into your life, or do you only give lip service?
• Have you a clear conscience on all things, or do you live a life following something that leaves you with subconscious doubts.
There are many more things that can prevent Gods blessing of his favor, of Holy spirit activities on us, one of the worst is following Mans uninspired teachings, detracting us from the meaning of Gods word, Jer 17: 5 tells us a curse will come on those ones, the curse of delusion.
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So then Just a few things from the scriptures, in context to look at, and then wonder what it might take to be a part of “The kingdom of God within” or have “The Kingdom of God in your midst”, and be worthy to be given “An exact knowledge”.
It is not easy to attain to all this, and certainly not without Gods help, and to get this help we must be open to the Spiritual in all ways, that is how God can reach us with his arm.
The three things that prevent most from following Christ are; Money, Security and Relationships.
Also, there is nothing that is outside of God, because all is of God. Given that God is Spirit and all that is done of God is by his spirit power, then there is nothing at all that is not of Spirit; We therefore have to be of the Spirit and spiritual, the problem for some is they do not realize it or recognize it, so they miss it’s benefits.
When I was a dead man walking, I shrugged off the obvious spiritual happenings in my life, even as a dead man walking spiritual things were known to me, but I chose to account for them as just another unexplained thing in life, Yes even as a sinner; So I ask those who say they are of God and yet, will not receive and believe of the spiritual activities, he gives now times; How come even a sinner recognizes these things? Well? If he can what of the Christian?
I saw so much for virtually all my life, and actual happenings that all add up now that I am out of ignorance, that were all the Holy Spirit activities of God working on me. Even one time as a sinner sharing a vision with a Christian person, backed up by a news paper report, we shared the same vision at the same time, and the reason became very clear in the news paper.
I for one have seen, and been shown enough to know that God can and will Gift those he sees worthy, or for his purpose, a state of Heaven on Earth, “The kingdom of God within”
Listen to some advise from one who knows, If you cannot receive that God is very spiritually active now days in many forms, and Graces gifts of many kinds, if you are one of those, then I suggest you take a long look at yourself, Judge yourself as the Gospel tells us to do, but do not slight those who God gifts with his activities, it is written that God will slight them who slight his word, do not Grieve the Holy spirit by denying it, and study what it is to be a Blasphemer, in case you fall into that category.
My advise is not to call those who have been chosen by God to have these gifts bestowed on them liars, or doubt them, better to look to God and see if you too can attain to those levels, I’m not talking about those who claim to have miracle powers, I certainly haven’t so can’t comment on them. However if you don’t seek from God on these matters then chances are you won’t receive.
I also know for a fact that the Spirit leaves the body during the death process, and heads for the brightest of white light, and that it can be sent back, I know this by experience, and also know that it only comes with the death process, not with being knocked out, nor in a feint, it comes only with the death process, in my experiences of these things anyway.

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What does Jesus tell us in John 4:23-24 “But the hour cometh and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth”.
Having read that, it raises a very important question; How can anyone who calls themselves a true Christian or believer or worshipper of God through the Lord Jesus the Christ, yet will not accept the spiritual workings of God, his Gifts, his verbal calling, that he teaches, gives exact knowledge, Gifts visions and Dreams, lets known the purpose of his calling, and many other Spiritual things that he does for those he chooses to do so.
Jesus has pointed out in John 4:23-24 that we definitely have to be Spiritual for the Father to seek such, they are the ones who he can pour out his Spiritual feast upon; if you cannot receive you will not receive, that’s obvious.
But, all these things that God will pour out spiritually, to those, they have a level of Heaven on Earth, they have “the kingdom of God in their midst”
It has become a taught knowledge to me personally, that those who are truly spiritual and have experience of spiritual activity from God, understand many parts of the Holy Bible differently, in comparison to those who are not truly spiritual, and therefore these ones have to ignore many parts of the Bible or make other explanation of it.
The frightening thing in not being spiritual as a worshipper of God, is that the Scriptures / Gospels are very much and totally spiritual: the “Word” is spirit, the Gospels are the “word”, God is the “Word”, and the “word” came through the Christ, who happened to be Jesus the man, now to this point the only one which is not the spirit is the man Jesus, but even at this point he was of the spirit, so then if I personally was not a spiritual type or believer, I would make haste to correct my error, because I would only be giving lip service to God , as it is written.
We cannot receive the true spiritual unless we understand this; all that is known to man, is of the spirit, and all things that are real are Spiritual, what we see is temporal, what we don’t see physically is spiritual, and is the reality, eternal, yet it is all of God, as there is nothing that is not of God, therefore all is spiritual.
How therefore can anyone not be spiritually minded enough to accept Gods activities today? One line of explanations would be the lack of faith, Envy, Jealousy, ignorance, the other is mans doctrine, as in Jer 17:5.
Corinthians needs to be understood, and gives us a very good understanding of spiritual and us, if read correctly a good example 1 Cor 12:1 “and concerning spiritual persons, Brethren, I wish you not to be ignorant” Paul is telling us that there are spiritual people, and the rest of the chapter is all spiritual, but won’t be accepted by those who teach that it is not available today, these are those who are not spiritual, who have been ignorant to spiritual, those who teach mans teachings that deny what others know to be true in Corinthians;
Now here’s the spiritual understanding of 1 Cor 13:8-13
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The term or season of availability of the Gifts described is explained by using comparison, using “Love” which being of God is forever, “Love” therefore being God, is how some put it, however these gifts listed in 1Cor, are not to be with us as man forever, and take note that this includes Knowledge,
The knowledge we have at present will also be done away with, but not now as we need it, later we won’t need it, verse 8 tells us; Partitivley (taken from the Diaglott interpretation) Partitivley are the Gifts available, (the word for word translation says “in part”) so that’s very clear, now for how long are these gifts in part available to man? Verse 10 “But when the perfect thing comes, that which is Partitive will be done away”, so then, those Gifts which are in part will be done away with when the perfect thing comes, “Perfect thing”? What’s the “Perfect thing”, and why are they done away with then? According to other writings in the Diaglott, the “Perfect thing” is used to refer to Christ, so then, to spiritual people these gifts are available until Christ returns! Available to man until Christ returns. Now the question why are they then done away with? Simply because man will not require them, as Christ himself will be here, and with the many Saints, it is the Saints who are immortal who have and need the gifts and power, and it is taken from Man, the Saints take over from man, under the governance of the Christ Jesus.
Verse 12 backs that all up, as we all only see dimly by way of Faith the spiritual things of Deity, until we meet , “Face to Face” so we have Faith in the mean time, and Hope, with love being the greatest which is an everlasting, as God.
I wrote of this once before, and an Arranging Brother told me I was wrong, that it is Paul’s statement of Faith, now this is the sort of thing those who teach or and have been taught by man about these matters, they come up with silly statements to cover for what they teach, and I got a letter of rebuke stating, I was a liar and a Blasphemer, and such die a horrible death, now I say, this sort of thing only serves to create confusion, and not of truth, I write to demonstrate and make my point about mans teachings, Jer 17:5. But I fear for people who do such things, as this leaves them and their Families open to evil happenings.
The spiritual and those who have experienced Gods activities do not need to resort to lies and cheating, perverting Gods word!
1Cor 14:33 “For God is not a God of confusion, but of peace, as in all the congregations of the Saints” So this raises the question, who is in the congregation of the Saints if they create confusion?
Verse 37 is very clear, “If anyone assume to be a Prophet, or a spiritual person, let him acknowledge the things which I write to you, that they are commandments of the Lord; but if any be ignorant, let him be ignorant.”
So it can be clearly seen, that there are people who are their own cause to miss out on what could otherwise be available to them, and because they don’t get what they hear another getting, they say no one gets it, they, by trying to make the receivers of such things from God, making them out to be liars are making things worse for themselves, taking their chances of being in the midst of the Kingdom of God right now times, taking that possibility further away.

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If the whole matter of God and the Christ, the planet we live on, and us as humans, is not very much spiritual, then the whole matter of God cannot exist.
Yet I know for a fact God and the Christ do exist.
So what and who am I to write as such? One who has been blessed by God, that is who, and gives humble thanks to be given to share it, that I have been given in life the opportunity to Praise and Glorify God, that God has taken me from the walking dead, and made me what I am today, I am what God has made of me, that he has invited me also into “The Kingdom of God” just as is written in the Scriptures/ Gospels.
Written to that Church who does not believe in things Spiritual, nor the activities of the Holy Spirit today times, nor the existence of the Devil, that have it as doctrine, that we are risen in the flesh to inherit land and Farms. That God is afar off and has turned his back on all of us.
Kevin McQuoid.

 God's word given.

THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS WITHIN YOU.