Earth, World & Kingdom

  • Holger 

The Earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof.
1 Corinthians 10:26 1

 

 

My kingdom is not of THIS WORLD.
John 18:36 2

 

 

You might have read or heard those words a thousand times, but how practical, real and relevant are they for you, today, here and now?

The Bible — as a book — is full of seeming contradictions.

The Truth is not to be found in a book, in thinking, but in your own openness and vulnerability, here and now.3

It takes love, care and dedication to dig deeper, to see where the words point to.4

 

The discovery is ours here and now; the Truth is not buried in an old book with a confusing language.

The Light of Truth is available to all who are not intimidated by their own moods, depressions, blame, shame, guilt or pride.

Something inside is calling us home to the Presence of I AM, the Light of this world; but we need to go all the way. 5

To use the Bible as a pain-killer, to escape into a future-hope, has its place, temporarily; but…

At one point we need to examine if we really understand what we are reading. We need to make a joyous effort to explore and experience the nature of our own mind.

Our own mind, with its unexamined assumptions, is “this world”.

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

Where are we trapped, what separates us from the love of God?

You search the Scriptures because you think they give you eternal life. But the Scriptures point to me! yet you refuse to come to Me to have life.
John 5:39

Helloooo!
Shouldn’t there be a burning desire to figure this out, to go beyond our current understanding, fear and hope.

 

Prayer/meditation is important, otherwise we cannot escape the net of our own incessant thinking and sinking.

Keep your mind stayed on God” is not a mental strain, but an effortless-effort; joy and gratitude.

Our suffering is attitudinal.
“This world” is what we belief to be true.

Our happiness — “my Kingdom” — is not in the flow of life.
Our fulfillment is beyond the pleasure and pain of “this world”.

Nothing in “this world” can give you what you are deeply longing for.

Earth, world, kingdom…
A conceptual understanding is helpful to get started, to quiet the seeming storms.

Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.
Luke 10:20


  1. Eat anything sold in the meat market without raising questions of conscience, 26for, “The earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof.” 27If an unbeliever invites you to a meal and you want to go, eat anything set before you without raising questions of conscience.…
    1 Corinthians 10:26

  2. Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jewish leaders. But now my kingdom is from another place.”
    John 18:36

  3. The veil that separates us is our own unconscious person — the patterns of our attention, interest, belief and identity.

  4. Words only point our attention, for us to see for our self.

  5. …I can of mine own self do nothing
    John 5:30

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