The two main religion of our time is Christianity and Islam. These two religions main selling point is that there are heaven and hell. And that these two places exist in the realm of the afterlife.
Christianity teaches that if you follow the teachings of Jesus Christ you will enter heaven, where you will meet God, Jesus Christ, Angels, past biblical Prophets and many more heavenly beings.
Islam, on the other hand, teaches that there is no other God but Allah and Prophet Mohammed is His last prophet. So, for you to enter heaven you must live your life according to the teachings of Prophet Mohammed.
If you look closely at these two main religions, you will notice a common theme, which is that God is external and since He is external (i.e. Lives somewhere in the sky or a different realm), His kingdom must also reside somewhere external or at the very least, He dwells outside of man.
So, with these erroneous teachings, these two main religions have amassed vast numbers of zealous followers. Nothing is more convincing to the average person than the belief that there is a God outside of himself that he will meet after death.
One comedian put it perfectly when he said: Pastors and church ministers are like holiday salesmen selling holiday package to a destination that no one has ever been to and back.
In this article, I will make it plain and simple to you that religions have lied to you. No heaven or hell is waiting for you after death. What we believe that exist are higher planes and dimensions.
I will resist the temptation to diverge into topics such as reincarnations, life karmas, parallel universes and so on.
These are topics which Christians and Muslims don’t want to discuss because it destroys the whole thing they are trying to sell. But I will briefly mention that Jesus Christ spoke about reincarnation in Matthew 11:14.
Before I explain in great detail why the truth is that, the kingdom of God is within you and every human alive, let me first cover what the kingdom of heaven is.
What Is The Kingdom Of God?
24 Another parable He put forth to them, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field;
25 but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way.
26 But when the grain had sprouted and produced a crop, then the tares also appeared.
27 So the servants of the owner came and said to him, ‘Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?’
28 He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ The servants said to him, ‘Do you want us then to go and gather them up?’
29 But he said, ‘No, lest while you gather up the tares you also uproot the wheat with them.
30 Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn.” ’ ”
– Matthew 13:24-30 NKJV.
Before I proceed let me make it clear now that the kingdom of God and the kingdom of heaven are the same things.
From the bible passage above you can clearly see that Jesus never referred to the kingdom of heaven as something somewhere in the sky or something you will arrive at after death.
Multiple bible verses showed that each time Christ referred to the kingdom of heaven in His parables, He presented it as something that man has control over because it is something that everyman already possess, which is the mind.
Christ used many parables to make it abundantly clear that the kingdom of God is in the mind of a person.
And since the kingdom of heaven is in the mind of any man or woman alive, it has the potential to have “The Good” and “The Bad“. These “Good” and “Bad” were referred to as “Wheat” and “Tares” in Matthew 13:24-30.
In a nutshell, the kingdom of God is in the mind of every man and woman. The dwelling place of God is the mind of men.
Heaven And Hell
I form the light and create darkness,
I make peace and create calamity;
I, the Lord, do all these things.
– Isaiah 45:7 NKJV.
Heaven and hell are the two words that have been used by all kinds of religion to recruit members in droves.
Imagine someone telling about two places; one is beautiful beyond description and the other is the pit of indescribable pain, but this person has never visited or resided in any of these places nor has he brought back any evidence or item from these places to prove that they exist.
Even with there complete lack of evidence, religious organisations have been extremely successful in taking advantage of man’s inherent desires for spirituality and connection with the True Source.
Heaven and hell are simply two phrases that represent good and evil. They represent light and darkness, wheat and tares, peace and calamity and all other forms of positive and negative experiences.
Saying this, we believe that, higher planes and dimensions exist, where your soul can ascend to after death.
Isaiah 45:7 made two things clear, firstly, that the mind is the Lord of all experience. Your mind is responsible for the light and darkness, peace and calamity, wheat and tares, pleasure and pain that currently exist your reality. And secondly, it clarified that the kingdom of heaven is in the mind of a person. I.e. The kingdom of heaven is within you.
God dwells in your mind.
Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; – 1 Corinthians 6:19 NKJV.
When you use your mind to dwell on good things as advice in Philippians 4:8, you will create your own heaven but when you use your mind to dwell on evil thoughts and negative things, as Christ spoke of in Matthew 15:18-20, this is when you create your hell.
Heaven and hell are within every person alive, it’s up to the person to decide which of these experiences he or she wants to wake up.
Awaken The Riches Of The Kingdom Of Heaven In You
The kingdom of God is within you, you only need to wake it up to experience it and you can wake it up by visualizing only the things you want.
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. – Philippians 4:8 NKJV.
In the article, Visioneering The Life You Want, I explained how you can use your imagination to visualize the life you want and in another article titled: The Missing Piece In Your Manifestation, I elaborated why you must include another person in your visualization process and practice.
When you visualize what you want in life as explained in The Missing Piece In Your Manifestation article, you are waking up the kingdom of heaven in you.
This kingdom of heaven is currently asleep in you, and it’s quietly waiting for you to recognize that you are like the prodigal son who has left his father riches due to his ignorance and ended up attending to pigs and eating their foods.
Now is the time for you to come to your “father and say to Him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you.” – Luke 15:18 NIV.
For too long you have lived in poverty, diseases, pain, hardship, disharmony, chaos and all sorts of hell. Come back to your father who dwells in your imagination.
If you will commit right now to only dwell on thoughts which are true, noble, just, pure, lovely, of good report, virtuous and praiseworthy, you will not only wake up the kingdom of heaven in you, but you will also start living in it.
The whole vast kingdom of heaven is within every man alive. There is no separation between man and God. To look up to the sky in reverence to God is blasphemy, for this implies a separation between God and man.
God is nearer to you than your biological heart. He is in you and through you. He works through you daily. In fact, you can’t breathe without Him being in you. Only when you understand and know this Truth will you awaken the power that currently lies dormant in you.
As Matthew 13:24-30 and Isaiah 45:7 have made it clear, the mind of a man can create both good and evil, it depends on how you use it.
You have the potential to become both an extraordinary success or a spectacular failure. It all depends on which side of you, you were successful in waking up.
Again I will advise you to wake up the heaven in you by dwelling and meditating on the things you deem as heavenly and good for your wellbeing and happiness.
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