How can we prepare for the Kingdom of God

The article “Preparing for the Kingdom” may have received from its day of publication on 2010 July 5 until 2014 December 30 396 views on Bijbelvorsers, Vereniging voor Bijbelstudie, and maybe may fetch more views on the republication on the WordPress site, but that will not mean more people will be able to prepare themselves in the right way for the Kingdom of God.

When we were born on this earth we had to learn everything (from the past and from experience and in other ways by different learning-processes). To do that we had to use our brains and learn from what we got offered to us by others and by experiences we underwent. All our life is a sort of learning process whereby we do have to make choices, have to analyse matters and have to place them to make conclusions.

We do have to look at our world today and remember what happened in the past. By our knowledge from the past we should be able to avoid certain things to happen in the future, because we should have learned from what happened in the past. Happy is the person who knows what to remember of the past. We always have to move forward, not standing still and being sure that we leave the bad things experienced behind, but learn from them. Whatever bad experience we may have encountered we should try to turn it over to the good of us  and to the good of others, being able to help them in similar circumstances.

In us we should get a readiness or alertness to act right with the knowledge  we accumulated in the past. The stored knowledge should be used to make ourselves better and to help others to become better as well.

In the past lots of things happened but there were also given lots promises to the world, by men as well by God, the divine Creator of heaven and earth.  Often we our selves had hopes for ourselves and made promises ourselves. Without the resulting preparation of heart and mind, they only resulted in disappointment.

When we look at all sorts of promises which were made by man and by God we can see that most of the promises made by God have become a reality, whilst most of promises made by men were not fulfilled.

You may say “Life isn’t a fairytale..” because it is not just a fancy trip to all the joy and fun of the world. This world offers a lot of difficulties and suffering. Though when we do know that those few promises which did not yet become a reality are still possible, we perhaps better put our hope on those ones instead of the many promises of human beings.

World War III (comics)

World War III (comics) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In the Bible we are told of what is going to come. There are the less pleasant prospects of he enormous horrible battle, the third world war or Armageddon, but what comes after it may please us and attract many. These for ever changing moments are an event which should be regarded as something that may occur at any moment but for which we should be prepared. And it is now that we should prepare ourselves.

Mark 13:34-37 (Anderson)
34 As a man, going into another country, leaves his house, and gives authority to his servants, and to each one his own work, and commands the door-keeper to watch; 35 watch you therefore; for you know not when the master of the house comes, whether at evening, or at midnight, or at the crowing of the cock, or in the morning; 36 lest he come suddenly, and find you sleeping. 37 What I say to you, I say to all, Watch.

In whatever we are going to do in our life we should always, at every movement of the day, be ready to face death and to be ready for what might come to shake the world in its foundations. As we can see that all predictions about the time before the return of Christ Jesus have come into existence we should know that those about the times from the return of Jesus onwards also shall become a reality human beings shall have to face.

We do have to be prepared for when Jesus comes back. We also should know that it is an decisive element. That return is of crucial importance concerning the entrance in to the Kingdom of God.

In case we just wait until the moment will be there, we shall be too late. Jesus with his parables showed that the preparation is important. He not only talked about the sower and the seed, the soil of our hearts, but also about the maidens and those who had to prepare for their master, for the marriage, for the great feast, but they were not ready.

Shall we be ready?

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Additional reading:

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  2. Accents in schools and tools of survival against aliens
  3. Science, belief, denial and visibility 2
  4. Sharing thoughts and philosophical writings
  5. Being Religious and Spiritual 5 Gnostic influences
  6. It takes years to learn
  7. Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
  8. Running away from the past
  9. Philosophy hand in hand with spirituality
  10. How to Find the Meaning of Life and Reach a State of Peace
  11. Let you not be defined by the effect of your wrong choice
  12. It continues to be a never ending, exhausting battle for survival.
  13. Every so often, we
  14. A new school-, academic and church year
  15. It’s a New Year!
  16. Still Hope though Power generating long train of abuses
  17. Moving forward
  18. Morality, values and Developing right choices
  19. Are you being swept along by the world
  20. Inner Voice
  21. Welfare state and Poverty in Flanders #7 Education
  22. Looking at things, distinctions resolutions and expressions
  23. Struggles of life
  24. Epicurus’ Problem of Evil
  25. Bad things no punishment from God
  26. I Can’t Believe That … (2) God would allow children to suffer
  27. Why God permits evil
  28. Running away from the past
  29. Finding God amid all the religious externals
  30. What IF you’re only driven by stress?
  31. Believe What You Will
  32. Seeing the world through the lens of his own experience
  33. Searching for fulfillment and meaning through own efforts, facing unsatisfaction and depression
  34. Thirst for happiness and meaning
  35. Getting out of the dark corners of this world
  36. A little ray of sunshine.
  37. Home-stayers and their to do list
  38. Cosmina Craciunescu looks on Positivism
  39. Value Positivism
  40. Joy: Foundation for a Positive Life
  41. Rejoicing in the day
  42. Awards, prizes, Peace and Working together
  43. The waiting game – Wachten
  44. Cancer and Life Lessons
  45. Pain, sanctification and salvation
  46. Understanding God’s Wrath
  47. Change
  48. Move forward, not standing still
  49. Attitude of Unstopable Success
  50. This was my reward
  51. Happy is the person who knows what to remember of the past
  52. Hope by faith and free gift
  53. Myth 12: The Hyper-Grace Gospel Makes People Lazy
  54. What Makes a Theologian
  55. Coming to understanding from sayings written long ago
  56. Counterfeit Gospels
  57. Words to inspire and to give wisdom
  58. Isaiah 55-56, Revelation 11
  59. First month of the year and predictions
  60. Date Setting
  61. Why think that (5) … the Bible is the word of God
  62. יהוה , YHWH and Love: Four-letter words
  63. Mental Enslavement and Sins Syndrome (MESS)
  64. Ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:26
  65. Praying is surrendering in all circumstances

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  5. From Personal Experience… | 5
  6. One Promise
  7. Life isn’t a fairytale..
  8. Statistically Accurate Predictions
  9. Nostradamus’s Predictions For The Future
  10. “Nostradamus of the Balkans” and her horrifying predictions of 2016
  11. How the Tarot has changed
  12. Life: A Bunch of Cycles
  13. Leaders don’t stand up, but sit on it.
  14. #3.2: It’s Not You, it’s Me (cont’d.)
  15. February 14, 2016 | Daily Prompt

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