“This world” is lost in the belief that our fulfillment is in outer circumstances and conditions; in accomplishments and recognition.
“Seek ye first the kingdom” brings us back to the depth and stillness of our heart, to Spirit, to the cause, the source of all that exists, forever here and now.
How many times have we read scripture and it never clicked:
“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.”
Who has come?
I, Christ — clear seeing.2
Jesus in the Bible is the personification of our own Awareness in its evolutionary journey, back to the Father’s house, back to wholeness and completeness.
Jesus, not a great warrior, not anything separate or apart from you!
From the depth of our own Being we start to see what seemingly separates us from the Love of God, our fulfillment and purpose.
But we get tripped up in our own mind, with its beliefs and habits; we are maybe mentally lazy or do not know how to examine what is true and of good report.
Father, Holy Spirit, Jesus…
The Bible is not a fantasy world, it is not intended to be used as a pain-killer to escape our own ignorance. It is not rocket-science, but you need to take it to heart and go beyond the thinking habits of your own mind.
Our own mind is a curse and a blessing.
We start out in “this world” and then through the gift of God we enter “my kingdom”.
Both are states in Consciousness.
Words are very clunky and limited; and we are rarely open to take a closer look and investigate first the nature of our own mind (through meditation) and then through humility to admit our slothful use of language. We often pay only lip-service and quickly rush along in the grooves of our old familiarity.
“… For he that medleth with men’s Religion in any part, medleth with their custom, nay, with their freehold; and though they find no content in that which they have, yet they cannot abide to hear of altering.”
–Preface, King James Version, Anno 1611.