Who are the citizens of the kingdom of heaven?
Simply, the citizens of a state are only those who obey the king of that state, obey the law, follow the constitution, and give the king what he deserves.
It is the duty of the people to be loyal to the state, to pay taxes to the state, to prosper the state, and to protect the state from enemies.
We know who the King of heaven is — He is God (Psalm 103:19). God is spirit, and He is invisible. He is reigning and ruling by Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
In Jesus Christ all the fullness of God lives in the flesh (Colossians 2:10).
He is the image of the invisible God. All authority and dominion is over him (Matthew 28:18). Jesus describes the people of the kingdom of heaven (Colossians 2:20), (Matthew 5).
God forgives those who do not harbor evil in their hearts, do not get angry (1 Corinthians 13), those who pray for their enemies, those who do not see the faults of others, but see their own faults, those who do not seek revenge (Mark 11:24-25). Obeying the will of the Father (Matthew 7:21) Those who give up the power of riches (Mark 10:24 ) Those who have no ambition (Matthew 20:26-27) Those who give out of poverty (Mark 10, 41- 44).
(Mark 12:44) Those who are not traitors (Matthew 22:14) Those who are as simple as a child (Mark 10:14) Those who do not doubt or fear (Mark 4:40) Those who care for others (Matthew 20:28) Those who care for others. Those who resist the devil (John 12:25 Mark 8:34-35), those who humbly pray with a repentant heart, those who pray and fast for the devil so that the enemy cannot destroy them, those who Gathering in the temple for the worship of God and for hearing his word, those who are baptized into the faith of Jesus Christ are the privileged citizens of the kingdom of heaven.
Although only those who admire Jesus are blessed, the need for baptism according to Jesus’ command to receive the special blessings of the kingdom of heaven and eternal life is recognized in the church.
Those who are baptized by faith in Christ and who live morally and spiritually according to his teachings are obedient subjects of the kingdom of heaven.
Those who do not follow his teachings are like weeds in the church and not all of them will go to heaven, but those who obey God’s will go to heaven.
The treasures of the kingdom of heaven are not fully revealed to those who believe in Jesus Christ as the only great man, but deny his resurrection, those who simply believe in the teachings and ideals of Jesus Christ, but do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as their Savior and do not participate in Him.
They are the citizens of the kingdom of heaven who do not serve the poor, do not help the poor, do not try to free the captives, do not meet the needs of others, do not strive for the betterment of the common people, but for self-improvement. Far from the kingdom of heaven.
Jesus is the symbol and life of the kingdom of heaven. His kingdom is established in the heart of man. The Kingdom of Heaven begins in this world and has no end. The people of the kingdom of heaven hope for life after death.
Those who are faithful stewards and faithful in little things (Luke 16:10), the little flocks that are at the Lord’s feet are the citizens of the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 25:24) who take the oath of the Holy Lord (John 6:56) who are the children of God (John 8:35). Those who love you (John 13:34) and those who are in the Lord and those who have the word of the Lord (John 15:7) have the Spirit of Christ in them.
(Romans 8:9) Those who are subject to the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:23), those whose conduct has changed (Romans 12:13), those who are God’s helpers (1 Corinthians 3:9), those who preach the gospel (1 Corinthians 9:16) The burden of thinking is placed on the Lord (Philippians 4:6). Those who rejoice in the Lord (Philippians 4:4) are treated like those raised with Christ.
How Would We Know That We Are in The Kingdom Of Heaven?
The kingdom of heaven brings new perspectives on life. If we see in life that from the moment we entered the kingdom of heaven by believing in Christ, the old ideas of our life were gone and everything was new, then we would understand that I am in the kingdom of heaven (2 Corinthians 5:17 Phil 3:13).
Fleshly feelings are gone, spirituality has come. I have accepted God as the Almighty of life. Normal ambition, selfishness, greed and sinfulness are gone.
Jealousy, desire for revenge, jealousy are no more. We love our brothers (1 John 2:12) The strength of the child (Matthew 10:14) Abandonment of hypocrisy in religion (Luke 18) Faithful bourgeoisie gives femininity dignity to women, acknowledges the birthright of all, Giving good news to the poor, preaching to the hungry, feeding the hungry, serving the sick.
The determination to live a holy life, the preaching of the gospel of salvation, the contribution to single and collective worship, the encouragement in prayer, the devotion to the scriptures and the zeal in preaching the gospel, the service of the people regardless of race or religion.
Hatred of sin. Just as pushing a sheep will not lead you into the mud, but leaping through the mud will save you from sin. They cross in the face of peace, love and joy and laughter in their hearts (carrying all the adverse conditions of life, such as anger, shock, death and various crises, expecting a happy life in the future without fear and doubt, and living a conscientious life and satisfying others. A life full of hope, a life of summer and a life of future expectation is the life of the people of the kingdom.
What Are The Benefits Of Entering The Kingdom Of Heaven?
Abiding in Christ and being in the kingdom of heaven (John 15). Those who are in Christ, that is, those who have entered the kingdom, have passed from death to life (1 John 3:14). There is no punishment for them. It is freed from the law of lost sin (Romans 8:1-6). They are children of God (Romans 8:17). They say they have entered the kingdom of God. The flesh is not in them, but the spirit is in them (Gala 5:16-26). They will receive eternal life (Gala 6:8).
They are the fellowship of the saints and the house of God (Ephesians 2:19-20). Christ lives in their hearts (Ephesians 3:17). They shine out of darkness (Ephesians 5:8). To them life is Christ but death (Philippians 1:21). They are subjects of heaven (Phil. 3:20).
Rejoicing in his Lord, they are calm and carefree (Phil. 4:7). They can do everything in the power of Christ (Phil. 4:13). They cannot be held captive by Satan or by false teachings (Colossians 2:1).
They think of the higher things because their lives are entrusted to God with Christ (Colossians 3:1-3).
They are devoted to God, full of the Word of Christ in their hearts, they spend time in psalms and prayers (Colossians 3)
They are a royal priesthood, a holy nation, their own people (1 Peter 2:9).
They love their brothers (1 John 3:14). Their names are written in the book of life, and they will enter heaven in the hereafter and rest (Revelation 7).
Shall we then relax to enter the kingdom of heaven, but let us look at the one who has come down from heaven and come into us, and let the leader do his work of salvation in fear and trembling (Hebrews 12).
What is the difference between the kingdom of heaven and other kingdoms?
Not of this world in the kingdom of heaven (John 18:36) has come down from heaven.
Only by changing your mind and establishing a personal relationship with Christ can you realize the redemption of sin in your life and become a benefactor of the kingdom of heaven.
Where there is no Christ, there is no kingdom of heaven.Jesus Christ has established heaven and the kingdom of heaven. This promise has been given to those who have entered this kingdom through Christ –
(1) There is no more accusation against them.
(Romans 8: 1) Their sins have been blotted out (Romans 8:2-3). They have become partakers of Christ in the house of God. (Ephesians 2:19)
(2) Wisdom and light have been given.
(3) They have been shown morality in material or worldly matters.
(4) They have been given birthright.
(5) All kinds of opportunities in the world are promised according to merit. (Matthew 6:33)
(6) They are given hope in the next life.
(7)Jesus Christ, the Promoter of the Kingdom of God, can be found only by his example or by the teachings and counsel he preaches is not in their memory, but he himself is always with them. (Matthew 20:28).
Other kingdoms do not have all the promises of the kingdom of heaven, and the promoters and leaders of those kingdoms are dead. They have ideals and knowledge, but they (leaders) are no more. At this juncture, the subjects of other kingdoms get lost, but the subjects of the kingdom of heaven are always the founders of the kingdom that receives his advice and guidance.