A Prayer
of Jesus
I thank thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to babes; yea, Father, for such was thy gracious will.
Edition No 10          Click here for a brief preview of this site          01 May 2002
The Voice of Jesus
"This is my Son, my Chosen; listen to him!"
The Testimony of the Father (Luke 9:35)
With these words Jesus set the priority.  How to proceed?  To find the kingdom and enter it, we need the keys, and Jesus said to Peter, "I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven . . .."  We can find those keys only in the utterances of Jesus, which Peter and the other apostles received and preserved.  We specify four of them below.  With them, you, too, can find the kingdom of God.
Just claim his promise,  Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find. Matthew 7:7
Key #1

Being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God was coming, he answered them, "The kingdom of God is not
coming with signs to be observed; nor will they say, 'Lo, here it is!' or 'There! Luke 17:20
This key tells us how to look.. We must look for the unseen.

Key #2
In Our Midst

Where is the kingdom?  "The kingdom of God is in the midst of you." (Luke17:21). This is a very important key, for now we know both where to look and how to look.  The kingdom  is in our midst, and there are no visible signs. We must look with the eye of the mind, of the heart and of the Spirit for what the eye of the body can never see, either now or hereafter.
Key #3
Come Already

When is the kingdom coming? "Take this, and divide it among yourselves; for I tell you that from now on I shall not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes." 
(Luke 22:17,18)
And when they came to a place called Gol'gotha (which means the place of a skull),
they offered him wine to drink, mingled with gall; but when he tasted it, he would not drink it. (Matthew 27:33,34)
After this Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfil the scripture), "I thirst." A bowl full of vinegar stood there; so they put a sponge full of the vinegar on hyssop and held it to his mouth. When Jesus had received the vinegar, he said, "It is finished"; and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.(John 19:28,29,30)
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Key #3

Amazing!  We have learned from Jesus how to look, where to look, and also when to look, for the kingdom came on earth when Jesus died on the cross. We must look now!

Key #4
The Father's Will

There are no observable signs, so for what must we look?
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. (Matthew 6:10) 
A kingdom is where the will of the king is done.  We must look for the will of God being done.  Now we know how, where, and when to look, and also what to look for! The quest will fail without these keys and others. But what is the will of God?
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