Every single person who has taken birth in this world, whether he/she is rich or poor, of any religion, caste or creed, any tongue or nation, godly or ungodly, never like a life in hell, but in heaven.
When a person dies we with due respect say that he/she has left for his/her heavenly abode. But, in fact, we don’t know where the soul of the deceased has gone. We can’t predict where the soul has gone, but we do, because we desire a life in heaven and that’s why we say he or she has left for h/her heavenly abode.
Both the kingdom of heaven and kingdom of God are synonymous.
Lord Jesus had said “The kingdom of God has come upon you”. According to Apostle Paul, “The kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit”.
Again, Jesus had said “The kingdom of God will be taken from you and given to a nation bearing the fruits of it”. So, Jesus had made it clear that to live in the kingdom of heaven, it is mandatory to bear its fruits. Where righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit dwell, there the kingdom of heaven is.
In the earlier times, the Jews looked forward to a time when God would establish His kingdom on earth. Some thought that a Jewish leader would overthrow the Romans and establish Israel as a free nation. Others expected God to judge the wicked and put all things right in the world.
While John the Baptist declared that God’s kingdom was near, Jesus announced that it had come, “Surely, the kingdom of God has come upon you”. Many of Jesus parables describe the nature and value of God’s rule.
The kingdom of God was the power present in the words and works of Jesus to overturn evil and establish righteousness. This power was especially evident when Jesus cast out evil spirits, healed the sick, fed the hungry and preached to the poor.
Jesus had said, “Go and tell John the things which you hear and see: The blind see and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear; the dead are raised up and the poor have the gospel preached to them” (Matt.11:5).
Most of all, the power of the kingdom was evident in Christ’s free offer of forgiveness to sinners “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance” (Mark 2:17).
Jesus invited people to enter God’s kingdom by repenting of their sins and submitting themselves to the King.
Jesus’ death and resurrection were the great triumphs of the kingdom over the forces of evil, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth” (Mark 28:18).
Although God’s kingdom was established in Christ, and everything done to ensure its final victory, the victory is not yet fully evident in this world. Evil still appears strong. Thus to all who will so choose, Jesus extends His invitation to enter His kingdom, accept His lordship, and take part in the fight against evil. The victory that has already been assured will be made plain when Christ returns in judgement and blessing to set up God’s kingdom in power.
Those who repent of their sins, salvation is assured through the grace, mercy and love of the Father, the sacrificial death of the Son and the cleansing and empowerment of the Holy Spirit. The choice is yours. If you want salvation from your sins and to ensure your entry into the kingdom of God, Repent! For the kingdom of God is at hand.