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The Kingdom of GOD

This is a Bible study on the Kingdom of GOD.     Click here for a printable Bible Study Guide.

 

 

They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power;  To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdomThy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations.   Psalm 145:11-13

 

 


What is a kingdom?

The dictionary defines a kingdom as a politically organized community or major territorial unit having a monarchical form of government headed by a king or queen; the eternal kingship of God; the realm in which God's will is fulfilled; a realm or region in which something is dominant; an area or sphere in which one holds a preeminent position; on of the three primary divisions into which natural objects are commonly classified, as in animal kingdom, mineral kingdom, plant kingdom.

In the word of God, we find many different kingdoms. The first kingdom in the word of God refers to the kingdom of Nimrod, a descendent from Noah.  The leaders, the kings of the land possessed kingdoms that they ruled.  In the United States we do not live in a kingdom, we live in a nation.  Europe is still referred to as the United Kingdom, but we know it as the European Nation.

Here, we will be discussing the eternal Kingdom of GOD, not man's kingdoms.

 


What is the Kingdom of GOD?

 

Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all. Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all.  Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name.    1 Chronicles 29:11-13

And said, O LORD God of our fathers, art not thou God in heaven? and rulest not thou over all the kingdoms of the heathen? and in thine hand is there not power and might, so that none is able to withstand thee?    2 Chronicles 20:6

For the kingdom is the LORD'S: and he is the governor among the nations.   Psalm 22:28

Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre.  Psalm 22:28

The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.  Psalm 103:19

They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power;  To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdomThy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations.  Psalm 145:11-13

O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, that dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth: thou hast made heaven and earth.  Isaiah 37:16

How great are his signs! and how mighty are his wonders! his kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and his dominion is from generation to generation.   Daniel 4:3

This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men.  Daniel 4:17

I make a decree, That in every dominion of my kingdom men tremble and fear before the God of Daniel: for he is the living God, and stedfast for ever, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed, and his dominion shall be even unto the end.  He delivereth and rescueth, and he worketh signs and wonders in heaven and in earth, who hath delivered Daniel from the power of the lions.  Daniel 6:26-27

And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.  Matthew 3:2

From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.    Matthew 4:17

Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  Matthew 5:3

Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  Matthew 5:10

Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.  Matthew 5:19

For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.   Matthew 5:20

Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.   Matthew 6:10

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:  For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.   Matthew 6:13

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.   Matthew 6:33

Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.    Matthew 7:21

And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.    Matthew 8:11

 


Who owns the Kingdom of GOD?

Some may think this is a strange question, but for some people, we must clarify who owns the Kingdom of God.  

We do NOT own the Kingdom of God.  No human being, living or dead, owns the Kingdom of God.

God alone owns His Kingdom. 

 

The LORD God Almighty is the owner of the Kingdom of God.

I find it inconceivable that anyone would assume that anyone except God owns His Kingdom.  It is HIS Kingdom, the Kingdom of God.

The devil has led many, many people away from God.  The devil has deceived many, many people into believing someone other than God, owns the Kingdom of God.  Some misguided people falsely believe that they own the kingdom of God.

The devil wishes that he was the owner of the Kingdom of God, but he isn't.  The devil has never owned the Kingdom of God, and the devil will never own the Kingdom of God.  The devils wishes that he was God, but he has never, can never and will never be God.  No one is God, except God.  

I am the LORD, and there is none else; there is no God beside Me (Isaiah 45:5).

Many, many people throughout time, since the beginning of time, have tried to become a god.  Even today, there are many people who claim to be a god. 

There is only ONE God, there has always been only ONE God, and there will always be only ONE God.

Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.  Isaiah 43:10

Before God there was no God formed, nor after God.  There has always been only one God, and there will always be God.

 


Who is the ruler of the Kingdom of GOD?

Again, some people may think this is a strange question, but for some people, we must clarify who rules the Kingdom of God, who reigns supreme over the Kingdom of God.

We do not rule the Kingdom of God.  No human being, living or dead, rules the Kingdom of God.  God alone rules His Kingdom.

 

The LORD God Almighty is the ruler of the Kingdom of God.

Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all.  Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all.  Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name.     1 Chronicles 29:11-13

The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all. Psalm 103:19

For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.  2 Peter 1:11

 


What is the Gospel of the Kingdom of GOD?

 

There is only one Gospel of the Kingdom, Gospel of God, Gospel of Jesus Christ, Doctrine of Christ, the preaching of the Word of God is the Gospel of the Kingdom of God - repent and believe.

Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,  And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.  Mark 1:14-15

 


How many eternal kingdoms are there?

There is only ONE God and only ONE eternal Kingdom of God.

For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.  2 Peter 1:11

 

 


Where is the Eternal Kingdom of GOD?

 

The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.  Psalm 103:19

Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.  Luke 18:17

 


Do all people end up in the Kingdom of GOD?

 

Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.    Matthew 7:21-23

Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.    John 3:5

Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.    John 3:3

And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.    Matthew 18:3

Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.    John 3:7

We see in the Holy Scriptures that "not every one that says to Christ, Lord, Lord, will enter into the Kingdom of Heaven".

Salvation is conditional, "except a man be born again", "except you are converted", you will not enter into the Kingdom of Heaven.

Salvation has and always will be conditional.  We are all saved by God the exact same way, by grace through faith.  We all received the salvation of God the exact same way, by grace through faith we are saved.

We ALL become the children of God, obtain salvation, by faith in Christ Jesus (1 Thessalonians 5:9; Galatians 3:26).

For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.    Galatians 3:26

There is no other way to enter the Kingdom of God, except through Jesus (John 14:6).

 


What does "inherit the Kingdom of GOD" mean?

 

Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.   Luke 12:32

God the Father wants to give His Kingdom to you, and in order to "inherit" His Kingdom you must come to Him by faith in His Son, Jesus Christ.

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.   John 14:6

 


Who is in the Kingdom of GOD?

Who does God say is in His Kingdom right now?  Let's look in the word of God....

 

God is in the Kingdom of God

And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.    Matthew 23:9

 

Jesus Christ, the risen Son of God, is in the Kingdom of God

So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. Mark 16:19

 

The Heavenly Host is in Heaven

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,   Luke 2:13

 

The Angels of God are in the Kingdom of God

For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven. Matthew 22:30

Matthew 18:10; Mark 12:25, 13:32; Luke 2:15, 22:43

 

Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob are in the Kingdom of God

And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.     Matthew 8:11

There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.     Luke 13:28

 

All the prophets of God are in the Kingdom of God

There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.    Luke 13:28

 

Deceased children of God are in the Kingdom of God

The children of God, the born-again believers of Christ Jesus, the faithful of God, the saints of God, the disciples of Christ Jesus, the elect of God, the saved of God, all people who have received the salvation of God and have passed away in this world, died in the flesh in this world, are with God in the Kingdom of God, absent from the body and present with the Lord (2 Corinthians 5:8).

Every person who has died in faith in Jesus Christ, is now in the Kingdom of God. 

By the will and grace of God, when our earthly body dies, our soul and spirit are separated from our earthly body. By the grace of Jesus Christ, our soul and spirit is in the presence of the Lord God, the moment our earthly body dies.

Our soul and spirit are eternal.  We either spend eternity with God or without God.  We all choose eternal life, or eternal death.

Every person in this world has the same choice, we all choose our own eternal destiny.  No one can choose for us, we must all make the choice ourselves.

God promises to return for His own one day, God promises to change our earthly bodies into heavenly bodies, as like Christ's Heavenly body, when He returns and calls our bodies to be raised from our graves, and be with Him forevermore.  (John 14:1-6; Philippians 3:20-21; 1 Corinthians 15:50-53; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17)

When Christ returns for His own one day (John 14:3), all those who have died in Christ, God will bring with Him (1 Thessalonians 4:14).  The dead in Christ are with Him now.  All the people who have died in faith of God, the children of God who have passed on, will return with Him.  The saints, the elect will be gathered by the angels of God from the uttermost part of the earth and of Heaven (Matthew 24:31; Mark 13:27).

Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.    Matthew 24:42

 


Is the Kingdom of GOD Heaven?

We know through scripture that the Kingdom of God is where God reigns, and the Kingdom of God holds the throne of God. 

We know through scripture that Heaven is where God is, and where He reigns, and contains the throne of God. 

There is only one throne of God, the Kingdom of God, which is Heaven.

There is only one Kingdom of God, Kingdom of Heaven, which is in Heaven.

 


Why is the Kingdom of GOD called the Kingdom of Heaven?

Heaven is the Kingdom of God and called the Kingdom of Heaven.  All things belong to God.  God is the possessor of all things.  There is nothing that doesn't belong to God. 

God is in Heaven (Matthew 5:16,45,48; 6:1,9; 7:11,21; 10:32-33; 12:50; 16:17; 18:10,14,19; 23:9; Mark 11:25-26; Luke 11:2).

God's throne is Heaven (Matthew 5:34; 23:22).

 


Is the Kingdom of GOD and the Kingdom of Christ the same?

Yes, the Kingdom of God and the Kingdom of Christ are the same kingdom.  There is only one Kingdom of God, which is the Kingdom of Christ.

 


Who will enter the Kingdom of GOD?

All people who have faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Saviour will enter the Kingdom of God.

 

He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.  Revelation 21:7

Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?  He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself:   he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.  And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.   These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.      1 John 5:5,10-13

That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.   For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.      John 3:15-18

For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.     Galatians 3:26

 


When do we enter the Kingdom of GOD?

The word of God reads that the moment we die, the faithful in Christ Jesus are immediately with the Lord God. 

The instant our flesh and bones body dies, we are immediately with our Lord in Heaven.

We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. 2 Corinthians 5:8

Our mind, our spirit, our soul are immediately present with the Lord God in Heaven.

We know through Scripture that our human flesh and bones body cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven.  Our human bodies must be transformed into heavenly bodies (like Christ Jesus' heavenly body), to enter the Kingdom of God.  God promises to give us heavenly bodies, either during resurrection or when we are "caught up" to meet the Lord in the air, during the rapture of the church.

 


Who will NOT be able to enter the Kingdom of GOD?

All people who do NOT possess faith in Jesus Christ, who are not born-again, who are NOT saved by the grace of God through faith in the blood of Jesus, will NOT enter into the Kingdom of God.

The unbelieving will NOT enter the Kingdom of God, all people without Christ will NOT enter the Kingdom of God (Hebrews 3:12).

 

The unbelieving will NOT enter the Kingdom of God

But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. Revelation 21:8

 

The unrighteous will NOT inherit the Kingdom of God

Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 1 Corinthians 6:9-10

 

All who live in the flesh will NOT inherit the Kingdom of God

Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,  Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.      Galatians 5:19-21

For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;  Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.    2 Timothy 3:2-5

 

All who deny Christ Jesus will not enter the Kingdom of God

But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.  Matthew 10:33

But he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the angels of God.   Luke 12:9

Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also. 1 John 2:22-23

If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:   2 Timothy 2:12

Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.  They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.   Titus 1:15-16

All people who repent of their sins and accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior can be saved and receive everlasting life in the Kingdom of God.  There is hope for everyone.  God is not willing that any should perish, but all should come to Him.  Repent today, ask Jesus in your heart today, you will be saved, and you will receive everlasting life.

 


Where will all the people go who do not enter the Kingdom of GOD?

 

But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. Revelation 21:8

 


Will I know everyone in the Kingdom of GOD?

We must remember, that the ways of God are past finding out (Romans 11:33).  Our limited, finite human minds cannot comprehend all the ways of God, the full knowledge of God. 

As human beings, we think it is impossible to be able to know every being in the Kingdom of God, BUT when we arrive home in Heaven, we will be changed. 

Here, on this earth we know very little, we know in part, but when we arrive home in Heaven, the things of God that we don't know here will be revealed to us, spiritually from God.

How is it possible for us to know every being in Heaven?  Because, with God all things are possible.  As believers we are to trust God in all things.  We should never doubt the word of God, we should never doubt the promises of God.  God said we will know everyone, and so we will, Amen.

 


Will I remember people who are NOT in the Kingdom of GOD?

By knowing the teachings of the word of God, we know that not all people will enter the Kingdom of God.  The faithless and unbelieving will be eternally separated from God (Revelation 21:8).

Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.    Matthew 7:21

All people who do not choose to place their faith in Jesus Christ as their Lord God and Saviour over all of their life will NOT enter into the Kingdom of God (John 3:36).

All people who do not dwell in Christ and who do NOT have Christ Jesus abiding in them, will not see the Kingdom of God.  They have cast themselves apart from God for eternity.

The question is, will we remember these people who are not with us in the Kingdom of God.  Will we grieve after our lost loved ones and all the people of this world who did not choose Christ Jesus?  Will be remember the unbelieving people who will spend eternity separated from God?

Many people find the reality of spending eternity away from the people who did not choose life over death, unbearable.  What kind of Heaven will it be if we spend eternity heart broken over lost souls?  A lost spouse, a lost parent, a lost sibling, a lost child, a lost friend, or all the lost people of the world?

We must do all that we can to make sure, every person that we know, and every person that we meet, knows Jesus Christ, knows how to spend eternity with God in His Kingdom for eternity, to spend eternity with us.

Let's look at what the word of God tells us about this.

First, we must know that God is love.  How could Heaven be Heaven, if every day we thought about our lost loves, the lost people of this world who were NOT with us in Heaven?  We would be most miserable and hurt.  God would not put us through such misery and torment for eternity.

The word of God tells us all that the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind (Isaiah 65:17).  God tells us that the former, the life we had on this earth will not be remembered, will not come into our minds.

 


How long will we be in the Kingdom of GOD?

 

Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.   1 Thessalonians 4:17

Faithful believers of Christ Jesus shall ever be with the Lord, so shall we ever be with the Lord

All who believer in Christ Jesus to salvation shall ever be with the Lord.  Eternal life is never ending.  Everlasting life is without end.

That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.    John 3:15-18

Our present life, here on this earth, in our flesh, blood, and bones body is not eternal.  Our live here on earth is temporal, not everlasting.  Our bodies we presently have here on earth are corrupt because of sin, these bodies cannot enter heaven, this life we have now cannot enter into the presence of God, because of sin.

Our flesh and bones bodies will die, but our soul and spirit is eternal.  When our flesh and bones bodies die, they will decay and return to dust.  God promises us a new heavenly body, that will be joined one day with our eternal soul and spirit.

 


Is the Kingdom of GOD already here on earth?

The word of God tells us that the Kingdom of God has NOT already come to earth, because this earth has not been destroyed, a new earth has not been created because the new earth has no sea.

God speaks of the Kingdom of God as the world to come as separate and distinct from this present time world (Luke 18:30).

God tells us all that this earth, this world will be destroyed (Matthew 24:35; 2 Peter 3:10) .  Since this earth has not been destroyed, this is NOT the Kingdom of God.

Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.   Mark 13:31

 

God promises after He destroys this earth to create a new earth.

And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.    Revelation 21:1

 


How many people are in the Kingdom of GOD right now?

God states that the number of people in Heaven are as the number of grains of sand, multitudes, too many to count.  

God never stated an exact number of souls in Heaven in His Holy word.

No one in this world knows how many people were created by the word of God.

No one in this world knows how many people are in Heaven today, only God knows.

Only God knows how many souls He has created from the beginning of time.

Only God knows the number of souls in Heaven today.

Only God knows the number of souls that will be in Heaven for eternity.

 


How many people will there be in the Kingdom of GOD?

Only God knows the final number of souls that will be with Him in His Kingdom.  We do not know how many angels and beings are in God's Heavenly Host.  God states the numbers in Heaven to be as the grains of sand, too many for us to count, though God knows each one by name.

 


Is Heaven already full? Is hell full?

Heaven is never full and neither is hell.

Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.    Proverbs 27:21

God is the Creator.  God is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.  God will always be the Creator.  No where in the word of God does He say that He will ever stop creating.  There are no limits as to what God can do.  God and His Kingdom are boundless and are limitless.

Heaven is not the end for the believer, but Heaven is the beginning of life for the believer.  Our mortal life, here on this small planet, is but a vapor, a mist, nothing compared to the life God has waiting for us when we arrive in His Kingdom.

But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.    1 Corinthians 2:9

 


Where does GOD say that good works will NOT gain me entrance into the Kingdom of GOD?

 

 

But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.     Acts 8:20

No one can buy their way into the Kingdom of God.  God does not put a price tag on His Kingdom; we could never afford to purchase the Kingdom of God. 

If we could purchase our seat in Heaven, then we would not need God. 

Putting a price on heaven, with money, or with works, removes God from the salvation equation.   Me + works = Heaven  Where is God?  Where is faith?

The correct equation is:  God's Grace with Faith in Jesus = Christ IN me = Heaven. 

(Please Note:  Good works are a product of salvation.  God says that we maintain good works because of salvation, not to gain salvation.)

Many, many people today falsely believe that their good works grant them entrance into heaven. 

God says all throughout His Holy Word, from the Old Testament through the New Testament, that nothing we can do, not a single good work, not thousands of good works that we do, gains us entrance into Heaven.  

 

Only by God's grace are we saved.

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.    Ephesians 2:8-9

 

Salvation is the gift of God.

We are all saved the exact same way, by God's grace we are all savedNot of works, lest any man should boast.

God says, we are NOT saved by works.

We are NOT saved of ourselves and not of works, that we would boast about.

If we could just do something good for God, why would we need grace?  Why would we need faith? 

If good works gained us entrance into Heaven, the Grace of God has no meaning, no effect.  

And who is to say, what is good in the sight of God?  You?  Are you going to speak for God?  Are you willing to change the Word of God?  Are you able to say what is good enough to enter Heaven?  I think not.  That would be blasphemy, that would be placing yourself above God, or equal to God.  We are not good, only God is good. 

And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God.  Luke 18:19

The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.  Nahum 1:7

 


Where does GOD say all people will NOT end up in the Kingdom of GOD?

Many people choose to believe something other than what is written in the Word of God.

Many people falsely believe that all people will go to Heaven.

God specifically tells us in His word, who will and who will NOT enter into His Kingdom.

It is NOT God's will that anyone perish.  It IS God's will that all people be saved through faith, so that they will spend eternity with Him in His Kingdom.

 


Where does GOD say the Kingdom of GOD is an actual place?

 

In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.    John 14:2-3

The Kingdom of God is "a place".  Jesus told us in John 14:2-3 that in His "Father's house are many mansions".  When Jesus departed this earth He went to the Kingdom of God, where He went to "prepare a place" for all believers. 

We were created to be with God now and for all eternity.  God desires for us to be where He created us to be, which is with Him "that where I am, there ye may be also".

 


How can I enter the Kingdom of GOD?

Everyone who enters the Kingdom of God has answered the call from God Himself.

That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.   1 Thessalonians 2:12

No one enters the Kingdom of God without a personal invitation from God Himself.  Thankfully, God calls all people to Him. 

(Please note:  The word of God states that ALL people are called to God; but, we are NOT promised that God will call us forever.  If you hear God's voice calling you today, answer Him today.  Don't delay, because no one is guaranteed a tomorrow.  We must receive salvation from God, the gift of God, to enter into the Kingdom of God.  If you die without salvation you will perish in your sins, there is NOT a second chance to accept salvation after you die.)

The entrance into the Kingdom of God cannot be bought with money or anything else that we have.  Absolutely nothing we can do, here on this earth, can get us into the Kingdom of God.

But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.     Acts 8:20

No one can buy their way into the Kingdom of God.  God does not put a price tag on His Kingdom; we could never afford to purchase the Kingdom of God.  If we could purchase our seat in Heaven, then we would not need God.  Putting a price on heaven, with money, or with works, removes God from the salvation equation.   Many people falsely believe in - Me + works = Heaven   God says this is incorrect. Where is God?  Where is grace?  Where is faith?

The correct equation is:  God's Grace through Faith in Jesus = Salvation (Christ IN me) = Eternal life with God in Heaven. 

Please Note:  Good works are the product of salvation.  We maintain good works because of salvation, not to gain salvation.

Many, many people today believe that their good works grant them entrance into heaven.  God says all throughout His Holy Word, from the Old Testament through the New Testament, that nothing we can do, not a single good work that we do, not by works, no works gains us entrance into Heaven.   Only by God's grace are we saved.

We are all saved the same way, by God's grace we are all savedNot of works, lest any man should boast.

God says, we are NOT saved by our works.

If we could just do something good, some works for God, why would we need grace?  Why would we need faith? 

If good works gained us entrance into Heaven, the Grace of God has no meaning.   And who is to say what is good in the sight of God?  Are you able to say what is good enough to enter Heaven?  That would be blasphemy, that would be placing yourself above God, or equal to God.  We are not good, only God is good. 

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.    Ephesians 2:8-9

The admission price into the Kingdom of God is beyond our means to obtain.  The price is too great for us to pay.  We do not have what it takes to pay the price.  Nothing we have, nothing we own, nothing we can do is worthy for entrance into Heaven. 

 

But there is good news!

The admission price into the Kingdom of God has already been paid in full, by the Son of God, Jesus Christ, the only one worthy to pay the price for our salvation.

God would not accept anything we had to offer, we were not worthy, we were not accepted by God to be the sacrifice for the sins of the world.

By the grace of God, through the death and resurrection of Christ Jesus, we can gain entrance into the Kingdom of God, through faith in Him. 

Only by believing and trusting in His Son, faith in Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Saviour over all of our life, can we gain entrance into the Kingdom of God.

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Romans 6:23

Entrance into the Kingdom of God is only through faith in Jesus Christ as our Lord God and Saviour.

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.     John 14:6

 


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