During the celebration of the birth of our nation, it is fitting that we at Unity consider the location and meaning of another special place, the kingdom of heaven.
Traditionally, Christians teach that the kingdom of heaven is a place to which people who accept Jesus as their Savior go when they die. There is no authority in the Bible for such doctrine.
Instead, Jesus definitely located the kingdom of heaven when He said,“The kingdom of God is not coming with things that can be observed; 21 nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or ‘There it is!’ For, in fact, the kingdom of God is among you” (Luke 17:20, 21).
Jesus used many commonplace things to illustrate the establishing of the kingdom of heaven in consciousness in order that we might more easily adjust all our thoughts and acts in harmony with the ideas that make heaven. Jesus likened heaven to a man that sowed good seed in his field, to a mustard seed, to leaven, to a treasure hid in the field and to a net cast into the sea.
The kingdom of heaven is the orderly adjustment of divine ideas in our mind and body. We adjust our thought world to the kingdom of divine ideas through a process of denial by which we eliminate from consciousness all inharmonious ideas, and through affirmations of Truth by which we establish ourselves in harmony with divine ideas.
Heaven is not confined to man’s consciousness. It is everywhere present. When our mind and body are in harmonious relation to divine ideas, our true thoughts flow into the realm of manifestation and bring forth the kingdom in the earth as in heaven.
Happy 4th of July and happy development of the kingdom of heaven within you!
Love, Light and Peace to All,