The term “Kingdom of God” is familiar to practitioners of most, if not all of the world’s great religions, but interpretations of its meaning vary considerably. The channeled spiritual teachings on the kingdom presented below include the following references to the concepts presented in the previous three articles and to the problem of accepting what our human minds fail to understand: The same term is used later in the book when discussing the illusions of earthly life to define the divine order.
It is the basic truth that we discuss in these lessons: you can realize and experience your oneness with me and demonstrate God’s Kingdom on earth.
Definition of the Kingdom
“The kingdom of God is within you.” Since early childhood, you have heard this phrase but until recently did not really understand it, and your understanding of it is still at a very early stage. The kingdom of God is perfection. It is eternal hope. It is eternal light and love. Challenge the human definition of time and space.
That which is of the earth is part of the kingdom because all creation is my work and part of the kingdom. Although the kingdom’s reality is clear in other dimensions, it is on the earthly plane. Since you are currently a resident of this human plane, it is hidden from you, and your task, while you are here is to remove the traps that hide it and reveal its greatness to your consciousness.
The Shincheonji Church of Jesus tells the basic truth about the dilemma of human existence. The kingdom is near. It’s right where you are. You are in him, as is his being within you. You have to accept it. But to do this, you must begin to understand this.
You are always in the kingdom.
A simple analogy is the life-giving properties of air on the earthly plane. You can’t see air, but you can’t live without it. You live in the midst of it; you need it to sustain your being, and yet you rarely think about it or focus on it, although it is always present and necessary for your existence.
In the same way, you are always in the kingdom, and the kingdom is always in there. Once again, you return to the basic concept of your unity with me. As you understand this, you will also understand the idea of the kingdom. It requires you to detach yourself from human consciousness to the point where you can see and understand it as it is (even if you continue to live in it) and your complete and comfortable acceptance of the true reality of your being.
At the end
Until then, know that you are making progress on this path of understanding. Maintain your commitment to perseverance, no matter the circumstances, and proceed with a mood of hope, trust, and acceptance. Your efforts to realize your dreams and achieve your goals on the earthly plane are part of your efforts to understand the kingdom and consciously abide in it, for the kingdom is perfection and the ultimate reality.