From that time Jesus began to preach saying, “Change the way you think because the divine reality is right here.” (LLT) Heaven isn’t a place. Heaven is a divine reality. The kingdom of heaven isn’t a reward. It is our true reality. The kingdom of God isn’t a place we go when we die. It is the substance of who we are.
Matt 5:20 For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. (ESV) Verses like that have been used by religion to put fear into people’s lives. When fear comes, love has no chance. That is why perfect love casts out fear. How … Continue reading The Kingdom of Love
Oh yeah, there is more. Check out the last two posts when you have a chance. In the first of this series I talked about how this concept (deceptive as it is) of separation started in the garden and is what lead to the fall in the first place. Aloneness and lostness and feelings of … Continue reading No separation at all no way no how – Part III
God made us to be in His family. That was His plan. When we fell, God declared "justice must be served." No way, no how would God allow His plan of our union be thwarted by a deception or our stupidity and selfishness. "Absolutely not!" was His declaration the moment we turned and hid from … Continue reading Godly justice revisited
God has always been with us. He has never been apart from us. His everywhere is so unmistakable and incredible that to put Him elsewhere is unimaginable. How could the one who holds all things together be apart from what He holds together. If He is actively participating in the maintenance and sustaining of His … Continue reading Who is the judge, really?