Consciousness cannot be conscious of nothing. A key characteristic of recent scholarly study of the Kingdom of God has focused on what this term meant in the New Testament context. Not meaning to be part of ganging up on you, but your esteemed Thomas does win this one. I sit with her every morning and I still my thoughts (as best I can) and ‘listen’. The working power of Satan is lies (Joh 8:44), which manifests in unbelief and sins against God. Every born-again person is automatically and instantaneously a child of God, a member of the Family of God, and being part of that Family, he becomes a citizen of the Kingdom of God. She has been urging me on, I think. The process of bringing the kingdom of God on earth therefore consists in raising the vibrations of as few as ten percent of the living population of this planet, which will powerfully raise the collective vibrations of everyone else on the face of the earth. Now that you know what the Kingdom of God is, you need to understand how to follow Jesus’ command to seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness (Matthew 6:33). The kingdom of God is at hand. That may not have even been the first time; she has responded to my “rhetorical” questions by making headlines jump out of newspapers and magazines that seemed all too coincidentally apt. I of course look forward to those posts as well. Oh that sounds great. I see the point here in not wanting to overwhelm people who know little or nothing about what’s going on, but anyone who is interested enough to even be on this forum most likely will have no problem accepting the existence of spirit guides. With all Americans now thinking from love, every candidate in every party is campaigning on which of them can best work with people who hold opposing views. People in every nation may possess these true riches if they enter into God’s kingdom. Your email address will not be published. Good Reads Worship the King Blog Highlights "I want to be like Mike" This was the slogan for an 80s basketball shoe commercial. It is so hard to convey to you what living in the kingdom of God on earth will be like that we have spent a few preparatory months in sharing background information. I haven’t had much luck so far. I feel much the same way, thinking about God as a Collective is somewhat of a new concept for me. We are told that “all those who had believed were together and had all things in common; and they began selling their property and possessions and were sharing them with all, as anyone might have need” (Acts 2:44-45). For a couple of years I thought I couldn’t hear Thomas and I had to have a medium to communicate with him, but he insisted through that medium that I could hear him if I would only listen; then he refused to communicate anymore through any medium. In this book, Next Door as it is in Heaven – Living Out God’s Kingdom in Your Neighborhood; I felt that I was being called out for not doing what I know I should do. It was way too abstract at the time. Because that governs the relationships we are going to have inevitably. But both sharing the Gospel message and living out what the Bible says are essential. The changes you describe won’t happen because people embrace one system or another. So guardian/guide — the words don’t matter, but if I hadn’t had that concept to relate to, I most likely would have continued to experience my realtionship with my spirit guide via the dreams that I liked having but didn’t really understand. Thank you for this blog post. Even those intractable Middle East problems will likely be resolved. Thank you Roberta, you have awoken me to real possibilities of change here! Now the emphasis is on in-community service, reparations, education, and counseling for all but violent offenders; and rather than the old corrupt system in which 97% of federal felons were coerced into pleading guilty, by law now every prison sentence of more than two years’ duration requires a jury trial criminal conviction. This is something I’d like to do. I think you are right about the busy mind and distractions. Anyway, welcome to the blog. Why Does Matthew Use “Kingdom of Heaven” Instead of “Kingdom of God”? His miracles were a demonstration of the Kingdom of God in action. Comment document.getElementById("comment").setAttribute( "id", "a466b1524c75190ee6a9e6eb88b66d4d" );document.getElementById("jf698db183").setAttribute( "id", "comment" ); Follow Roberta’s blog for And He prescribed an ethic that citizens of God's kingdom must follow. Cheers, 🍻. However, I once read something by Llewellyn Vaughn-Lee (a Sufi mystic) in which he noted that moving “slowly” or “quickly” through the process is actually not worth noting because the “path” isn’t really a path: “In the midst of an infinite sea, who is closest to the shore,” he wrote (or words to that effect). Before we entered God’s Kingdom, we were simply dissipating life. Often, I get a ‘thought impression’. Dear Lola and everyone, Thomas clearly wants us to be more open about this now, but he still wants me to stay strictly simple in concepts and evidence-based in what I say. If you get closer to your guide, be prepared to be completely baffled at first (in a sort of good way)!😃. I’m glad that you are sharing your amazing experiences here with us. Wow, I didn’t realize what a vibrant forum you have here! Efrem, Arrow’s real name is an Anabascan trial dialect word that I cannot pronounce easily. They had failed to follow Paul’s example, who though he had the right to eat and drink certain things, was willing to restrict himself for the sake of others (1Co 9:4). I know your good self and our Mike here are in the active phase and I’d love to explore this too.. If you haven’t read the previous posts yet, please see “Demystifying the Kingdom of God” and “Two Kingdoms” before proceeding. But if you were just now learning that God is a Collective of Perfected Beings at the highest vibration of the Consciousness which is all that exists, and your own mind is part of that vast eternal Consciousness and God works in your life through your primary spirit guide, and by the way you wrote a life plan before you were born and your guide is trying hard to help you hit all the marks that you set for yourself but of which you are not consciously aware… if you knew none of it and then you suddenly were told all of that, your mind would go on tilt! God's kingdom was near at hand. Daniel and his friends showed us how to live a kingdom lifestyle in a lost world. OMG, Tim, you too?? The awareness of being aware HAS to be fundamental. The only thing that objectively exists is the base creative force that we experience in a limited way as human consciousness. As Paul put it. I’ll do it, and in the end it will be channeled, but those actually writing it have a perspective that is not exactly modern and not at all earthly! Consciousness exists in a range of vibrations, from the lowest (fear and rage) to the highest (perfect love). It’s curious, isn’t it, that two men have female primary guides, but mine is male? The Kingdom within you LUKE 17:21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! You may be right, Roberta, when you say that I’ve probably been in contact with her for a long time. Their gifts did serve the pagan kingdom, but without compromise. In every case in which God commands or exhorts His children, He does so as to an adult who is fully capable of carrying out … Dear Mike, that is part of the problem I am having with that future post on guides. Daniel pointed the Babylonian kings beyond their realms to God’s kingdom. Now they want everyone to have that same chance! To simplify, Kingdom living is being obedient to God's Constitution that He gave us to use are our guide. This, of course, is a result of religious organizations who instilled this idea into us since we were small children. Just emphatic. Why am I not surprised? So, back to the first question: Who gets into the Kingdom of God? Jesus is saying that salvation occurs when we cease to rely on ourselves and, like little children, see our helplessness and trust solely in the Person of the Savior and His finished work on the cross. Living In the Kingdom/Living Out the Kingdom: Connection to God. I urged him then to to comment here, and now here he is! I give her a ‘hug’ and thank her for looking after me all these years. As for the life plan, it’s a cliche in our Western thinking to say “Everything happens for a reason,” and “We have a purpose to our lives,” but when people start getting direct information about their own involvement in that reason and that purpose, they get very overwhelmed. Obedience is Kingdom Living. Hugs and best wishes. Yes, kingdom living is for the here and now. When Jesus stood before Pilate, He was accused of making Himself a king (Luk 23:2). Have you ever wanted to be like someone else? I had a teacher years ago who used to tell us that “It’s never enough until it’s too much.” In my experience, it is during those times in my life when things get too much when I grew the most. Seems like a lot of people ignore spirit guides, and I believe that’s a mistake. Economic Inequality. The power of God’s kingdom is Truth, which works out in righteousness. And yes, please give my contact details to Mike. These issues are hugely important. The phrases "Kingdom of God" and "Kingdom of Heaven" are used over 100 … At the moment of our salvation, a great spiritual transfer took place. Oy. I’m sitting with mine every day and I’m having some interesting changes in perceiving them. This earth is not our home; we are pilgrims just passing through this world (1Pe 2:11). If I revisited it now it would probably make more sense, but your approach is so much more accessible and inspiring. As Dr. Peterson says, that primal hunger for spiritual union will never go away. Nehemiah honored the king and prayed for him. I have suspected the idea that God is a collective for about 8 or 10 years simply because it makes so much sense, but I kept it to myself since many still believe it would be a “sin” to believe God is not an individual being. It’s their job to act in a mission control, sort of “handler” role. Jesus's statement that "the kingdom of God is at hand" was a legitimate and immediate offer. I had known Thomas since I was eight years old as a kind of aspect of myself, in the background, and I was as excited when he suddenly made himself known to me as if I had suddenly fallen in love! I now understand collectivism in a different light and I dream of the day when enlightened collectivism becomes humanity’s lived reality. Yes, all of humankind can arrive together at that glorious day when we will be united in love at close to the highest level of consciousness, and empowered to live in the kingdom of God whose process of arrival on earth the Lord first initiated two millennia ago. As soon as we enter the Kingdom of God, we gain eternal life. But no one really has a bedrock reason why socialism always fails. And once the kingdom of God on earth arrives, perhaps even socialism might work! In fact, the Bible would not be complete without Revelation. April 15, 2016 in Church No Comments 373. And it is pretty profound. “It’s never enough until it’s too much” is a good way of putting what is ahead of you now, but it will be more enjoyable than I even can express to you to be living every day ever more deeply in the arms of Spirit. Welcome, dear Scott! May 18, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments 488. Scott, I have developed a habit of checking fairly regularly. I should have listened to her sooner!!!😃. Not forgiving does not end a relationship. Scientists have lately proven what we all know in our hearts is true: there is just one human race. I didn’t really understand what those dreams were about but they stayed with me. Have a question to ask Roberta? Roberta, she is truly a beautiful spirit guide. For the first time in human history, we have the power to effect such a transformation. If there is any guest you would like her to interview, or anything you hope she will talk about, please send your suggestions via the Contact block! Pg.3 That is how Mike feels now, too, and since we have been emailing for months, I have been privileged to watch his surrender into this extraordinary kind of love that is a daily waking relationship with one’s primary guide. And he is laughing about this. Thanks Mike. So I welcome being overwhelmed. To begin with, we must recognize the hostile coexistence of two kingdoms—the Kingdom of God and the kingdom of this world, under the power and authority of Satan. We possess the privileges and treasures of Heaven (Eph 1:3), and they are to be used to further His kingdom. If you asked a group of people to define it, you would probably get a variety of answers. The kingdom of God is open to everyone who truly desires to be there; but with our entry, we become responsible for our own lifestyle and that of the world around us. Knowing what the Kingdom is empowers activation in your life. Youth Leader Chris Ward shares a great message about living out the gospel. Thomas is right that you are the “gateway drug.” I tried the Course in Miracles years ago and got nowhere. 😉, Is there a way you are being notified of the forum posts? Overview: Kingdom Living. We learn from its firsthand reporters that “the congregation of those who believed were of one heart and soul” (Acts 4:32). Copyright © 2020 Roberta Grimes. It’s great to see you here. For the past two days, we’ve been examining the kingdom. Political Strife. Not exasperated. The willingness to live within the limits of the “law of love” produces. Their way of life arose in the afterglow of the Resurrection, and it preceded what they thought would be the prompt advent of the kingdom of God on earth. So they have formed a massive charity that works with business startups all over the world, both lending the initial funds and providing a program of education and expert advice that spurs an explosion of economic growth and greater economic equality worldwide. I think that few people really understand how essential forgiveness is to the entire process of elevating our personal consciousness vibrations, nor do most people realize that the reason why forgiveness is so essential is that until we perfectly forgive, we are inevitably weighed down by the deeply negative emotions of anger and bitterness. Nebuchadnezzar and Cyrus both came to respect God because of Daniel. But we must understand the nature of the problem. I got ahead of you a bit. I feel that she is also wishing me to be aware of her, especially lately. And the only way to create a society that is based in love and kindness will be for us to so transform the universal human mind that all humanity will be, like those earliest Christians, beautifully “of one heart and soul.”. When asked by Pilate concerning this, Jesus said, In order to become a member of the Kingdom of God, it is essential for us to be “reborn” (Joh 3:3, Joh 3:7). Though we are in this world, we are not of this world (Joh 17:16). Paul exhorts us to choose the kingdom-life! So yes, I feel ready to be closer to my guide. You have no idea how much these people want to learn, but as of now many of them know nothing! It just feels as if it will be too much, too soon, for too many of our friends here! I am now 61. Also, I’d love some light on connecting with my spirit guides. You, Mike, Efrem, and some others who comment here are quite knowledgeable about what is really going on, and you have become very comfortable with it all – you even are excited about it. Wikipedia defines socialism as “a range of economic and social systems characterized by social ownership of the means of production and workers’ self-management.” And Jordan Peterson, the Canadian clinical psychologist who wrote 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, says that we are “emotionally drawn to the ideals of socialism because it draws its fundamental motivational source from a kind of primary compassion” that is innate in all of us. I mean, imagine when we truly understand that we are eternal beings who are perfectly loved; that we have a Way to rise to the Highest in this life and the afterlife. I need to increase my inner awareness and reduce the mental chatter. Roberta can make the intro via email. To begin with, we must recognize the hostile coexistence of two kingdoms—the Kingdom of God and the kingdom of this world, under the power and authority of Satan. She spoke through me, but I was startled and I didn’t know what this was. Criminal Justice. It started slowly as I realized a lot of the ideas I encountered in other religious traditions both echoed and at the same time contrasted with my own traditions. I suppressed this avenue for years! All of us have been hearing from them and dealing with them since childhood in ways that were below the surface, and many of us have heard from them a lot more overtly but just never talked about it. It is my task to help people who know nothing about any of this to open gently to what is actually going on in ways that are hopeful and feel manageable. I think Roberta will agree that we’re likely to hear from many of our guides for the Palm Sunday and Easter posts. Last week we described the characteristics of those who already have achieved a substantial elevation of their consciousness vibrations. Such people are: Now here is one more important fact. Complete the form below to contact her. I think about what that means and how, when, and if I share my new insights and with whom. Once, the disciples asked Him. From educational enrichment that starts at birth through reforms that end housing and economic inequities, the devastating after-effects of Jim Crow and the War on Poverty’s destruction of the black family are being ended with the sensitivity and love that have been missing all along. Thomas has made it clear to me that I am what he actually has called “a gateway drug” (he is amazingly up on modern concepts, for someone who has not been in a body for at least a century). To people actively working with their spirit guides, bringing that relationship more into our waking lives seems to be a great idea! It is so hard to convey to you what living in the kingdom of God on earth will be like that we have spent a  few preparatory months in  sharing background information. Those in God’s Kingdom. After that, I lurk. Lyrics to be added soon.I DO NOT OWN THE SONG OR PICTURE! Please read again that list of the characteristics of people who are spiritually advanced. This is lovely to read, dear Raneil. The object has a relationship with space. Thank you, dear Mike and your beautiful guide, Arrow, for giving us such a great reminder of this most essential fact of human life. Consciousness at the same time makes relationships fundamental too. Her mission is love, forgiveness and patience. One of the blessings of living in God’s Kingdom is his will now guides our lives. While the Kingdom is primarily an end-times event, there are ways that the Gospel Message can have an effect on us today. And I am somewhat torn about this one. Dear Lola, your comment above has helped me begin writing my post for next weekend. Actually, Scott, there are two more posts to come before we can get to spirit guides – Palm Sunday and Easter – but then, by popular demand, I promise to get right to it ;-). I have often imagined what a truly enlightened world would be like. This impression is dropped into my mind. We may respectfully serve the magistrates of this world. inspiration, book news, and updates! The objects move in relationship to one another. (I’ve even seen a picture once; something I did not think of.) His ensuing life experiment in attentiveness to presence and reality of God was the outcome of a will in the Kingdom of God exercising it’s authority to bring the mind into the Kingdom. Most of these references occur in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke.While the exact term is not found in the Old Testament, the existence of God’s Kingdom is expressed similarly in the Old Testament. A higher understanding, a transformed awareness, that moves beyond the kind of thinking that typifies the problem, is needed. So near, in fact, that the people Jesus encountered every day could have reached out … Okay. 3. On the simplest level, for me to live in the Kingdom of God I must simply choose to do what God desires. International Discord. The Kingdom of God works on selflessness and personal sacrifice; the kingdom of Satan works on selfishness and greed. Should they understand how the afterlife works then they would settle to peace as one human family. This experiment sadly failed as well, but only after Roman persecution and the tardiness of the kingdom of God’s arrival on earth sowed disillusionment in the flock. As they honored God, He gave them favor. The power of God’s kingdom is Truth, which works out in righteousness. The parables that Jesus told, reflect the great value of belonging to the world-wide kingdom of God. See also 1 Corinthians 6:9. Actually she is quite pushy in a targeted kind of way. They have succeeded in building their own wealth. For instance, the Israeli Jews and Palestinian Muslims, whose narratives run counter to each other, would be able to see the shining souls in each other. We don’t ever want to overwhelm people! But the hunger behind its persistent appeal is an idealistic yearning for a fairer and more love-based society. The time is ripe. So I’m certainly feeling ready for this next step of contacting my primary guide. I may be overwhelmed by it all when it comes flooding in to my consciousness, but I believe that I will do the right thing when that time comes. I’m looking forward to reading your blog on spirit guides. Those who adamantly refuse to repent of living contrary to God’s law will be mercifully destroyed (Romans 6:23). It’s taken many years of ups and downs to reach this point in life. To enter the Kingdom of God, we must surrender our will to God’s will and receive Jesus as our savior. The core reason why socialism fails is that human minds are not sufficiently developed spiritually for us to live in the selfless love and harmony that collectivism requires. (I’m 56 years old now…) for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. This “rubber meets the road” Christian message is sure to give you direction and inspiration ! From there I continued to study and reality slowly began to expand for me. She told it to me in a dream about three years ago amd I got it wrong. or, lo there! Dear Efrem, I think that you and Mike should be in contact directly – please let me know if that is okay with you? Living In the Kingdom/Living Out the Kingdom: Honouring God. Hi Efrem! The gap between rich and poor in the world has become intolerable to the wealthiest among us. I look forward to being ‘baffled’ by my guide at some point. Tolstoy used to say that the only time humans will live in an egalitarian, peaceful and just society is when they love each other. Many of them are inspired to devote the bulk of their private fortunes to the financial empowerment of everyone on earth, both to lend muscle to new ideas for the betterment of humankind and to create many more millionaires and billionaires. ❣️🌅🌹. With all the people of the world thinking more from love, and with fear and anger withering, the first-world nations are working in harmony to bring their level of freedom and prosperity to all the rest of humankind. You can find Roberta’s radio show and podcast posted freshly each Monday on Webtalkradio.net. The failure of every effort ever made to create a benevolent mode of collectivism might prompt us just to shrug and accept the explanations generally given for these failures, which tend to revolve around economic inefficiencies and misplaced incentives. But her real name is the key to who she is. However, it always seems to raise the ire of seemingly “good” men and women, because they want to cling to some merit in themselves. I agree that when people aren’t ready to hear things, they hear something else, rather than what was intended to be heard. With friends, we’ve set up this website to articulate a perspective that is not often heard – that of men and women who are honest and open about their same-sex attraction, but who have discovered that obedience to Jesus in this area of life is fulfilling, healthy and authentic. Jesus taught the disciples and us to pray. The earliest Christians carried out the first broadly known experiment in socialism. We don’t always know how it works. She’s like a “broken record” on those themes, and you can read them over again in the comments I post. I am reminded of what C G Jung and Einstein said, commonly and independent of each other. She recently led me to a linguistics article from 1871 that identifies the word abd also gives phonetic spelling. Then a few years ago she started working with me through dreams, some so vivid I swore they were memories of actual events. I am eager to find my spirit guide(s) so I can further progress whatever I am here to learn. You all (and my beloved Thomas) win this round ;-). */. #mc_embed_signup .mce_inline_error.email { background:#f4f3ee!important; } Much love and hugs dear Roberta, I await your post on guides with alacrity and gratitude. A more awakened nation sees this situation as intolerable, so America’s criminal justice system is being taken down and altogether rebuilt. If you have questions or personal comments to share, I’ll be here. Paul says. Scott, based on what appears to be common experience, our guides are probably already in contact with us and we’re just too busy to realize when it’s happening. Posted by Roberta Grimes • April 06, 2019 • 35 CommentsHuman Nature, Jesus, The Teachings of Jesus. I suspect you might even have channeled that last bit…. THEY BELONG TO DAILEY AND VINCENT! They will happen when relationships transform and when relationships determine action, not governments, not religions, not organizations. Love is sacrificial and places others above self. There has to be a basic reason why no variant of socialism works, and we find it in reference to that first hopeful Christian collectivist experiment. There is another sense in which the kingdom of God is used in Scripture: the literal rule of Christ on the earth during the millennium. Some in the Roman church were demanding the right to “eat and drink” regardless of how it affected others. We do not identify as gay Christians, preferring to use the term "same-sex attracted" (find out why). Should he be willing, I would love to chat with him and learn more. For example, why is there a conflict between. It’s been a stream ever since. That is why my Fun books are so gentle and so accessible. There can’t be movement until there is a second object. Every person likely has something special that they hold dear. Required fields are marked *. The kingdom of God was one of Jesus’ most talked about topics, but it’s hardly a well-grasped concept for believers today. It is different to my own thought formation. Nowhere in Scripture are we ever told to "build the Kingdom of God" here on earth. /* Add your own MailChimp form style overrides in your site stylesheet or in this style block. This is the work we call regeneration: to be, Jesus was often asked about the way to enter eternal life. But not everyone who emails me or reads my books or these posts is quite at that stage. The English translation is Arrow, which I can pronounce, so I use it. Lola, All human minds are inextricably part of that base creative Consciousness, so if even a few of us substantially raise or lower our personal consciousness vibrations, we will be minutely raising or lowering the vibrations of everyone else on earth. The kingdom of God is not going to appear immediately, and yet repeatedly, Jesus says, “The kingdom is at hand. The nature of love is beautifully portrayed by Paul in 1Co 13:4–8. Sometimes the church has an identity crisis; it… My most recent possible contact from my guide was a female voice saying “listen” when I asked for guidance. She came through when I was about nineteen. North Korea and Venezuela are only the most recent examples of socialism’s failures. There are preachers and teachers that will say that, but nowhere do we find this idea supported in the Word of God. Mike is a great teacher, I think. The last section showed in what sense the Kingdom had come, and in what sense it was still future. It is obvious in the last days of human history, as the devil’s final attack upon humanity begins, God will have some overcomers. He doesn’t ask much ;-). Repent, for the kingdom of God is at hand.” In fact, he is more explicit than that in Luke 11:20: “If it is by the finger of God that I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.” Thank you. I spent almost two hours this morning just answering emails. 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