The Missing Cross to Purity

New Testament References to the Kingdom of Heaven

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  1. Luke 17:20-21
    Asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He replied to them by saying
    "The kingdom of God does not come with outward signs to be observed, Nor will people say, Look! Here! or, See there! For behold, the kingdom of God is within you and among you."
  2. Matthew 3:2 (John the Baptist speaking)
    And saying, Repent (think differently; change your mind, regretting your sins and changing your conduct), for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

  3. Matthew 4:17
    From that time on Jesus began to preach, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."
  4. Matthew 4:23
    Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.

  5. Mark 1:14-15
    Now after John had been put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God,
    saying, "The time has come, and the kingdom of God is at hand [near]; repent and believe the gospel."
  6. Matthew 7:21-27
    21Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but [only] he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22Many will say to me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name? And in your name cast out demons? And in your name done many wonderful works?' 23And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from me, you who work iniquity'10[sin, lawlessness, or wickedness]. 24Therefore whoever hears [not reads] these sayings of mine, and does [obeys] them, I will liken him to a wise man, who built his house upon a rock.
    25And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat upon that house; and it did not fall because it was built upon a rock.
    26And everyone who hears these sayings of mine, and does not do [obey] them, shall be likened to a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand.
    27The rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat upon that house; and it fell. And great was the fall [destruction] of it."11

    [Jesus never said you could be saved if you say the sinners' prayer, or be baptized with water, or eat bread and drink grape juice; this is just heathenish ritual of micro, dead worksthe wide and broad way that leads to destruction. The deficit sects of Christendom have totally lost the narrow, true way that few will find; there is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death. Proverbs 14:12,16:25,21:2.

    Every time we repeat the Lord's Prayer, praying to the Father, "thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven," we ignorantly proceed to do our own wills, hoping we are somehow pleasing to the Father.

    To do the Father's will is to only do what the Father tells you to do, his will. This is exactly what Jesus told us that he did, and he only did; many, many times:

    Of my own self, I can do nothing. I judge only as I hear,
    and my judgment is just, because I do not seek my own will,
    but the will of the Father who has sent me. John 5:30

    The Son can do nothing of himself (by his own will),
    but only does what he sees the Father do. John 5:19

    I have many things to say and to judge about you; but he who sent me is true,
    and I speak to the world only those things that I have heard from him. John 8:26

    For I do not speak from myself, but the Father, who sent me,
    himself commands me what I should say and what I should speak.
    And I know that [to obey] his command is life everlasting.
    Therefore, whatever I speak is just as the Father tells me to speak. John 12:49-50

    But so that the world may know that I love the Father,
    I only do exactly as the Father has instructed me to do. John 14:31

    He who doesn't love me, does not obey my spoken words;
    and the spoken words that you hear are not mine, but are the Father's who sent me. John 14:24

    Obviously, we are not like Jesus, who could hear from God every word to speak. First, we must be reconciled to God, and the only way to reconciliation is by means of the cross that crucifies our satanic, selfish spirit; but our cross is not a physical cross, it is inward. Our cross is to expose ourselves to hearing spoken orders from the Lord, which require changes in our behavior, and then obeying those orders with our changes — which is repentance. Until we have heard and obeyed many orders from God to repent, we are lawless, immoral, impure, covetous people, subject to being banned from heaven when we die.]

  7. Acts 14:22
    Strengthening the souls of the disciples and warning and exhorting them to stand firm in the faith; saying that it is through many trials and tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God. However, all is well that ends well, for all will be reconciled to God: the few who are crucified, purified, and perfected while on earth with great reward; and the many who are purified in Hell. "And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, to reconcile by him [Jesus], all things to himself [the Father]; by him [Jesus], I say, whether they are things on earth, or things in heaven." Col 1:20. "Therefore we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe." 1 Tim 4:10. See the web page, Is there Hope for ALL Men and Women? for further detail.]

    Acts 14:21-23 (in Context)

  8. 2 Thessalonians 1:4-5
    So that we ourselves speak proudly of you to the churches of God because of your perservance and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that you endure; Which is evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you suffer.
  9. Matthew 5:3
    Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
  10. Matthew 5:10
    Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
  11. Matthew 5:17-20
    17Do not think that I have come to destroy the law or the prophets. I have not come to destroy, but to fulfill.
    18For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, in no way shall one letter or one stroke pass from the law, until it is all fulfilled.2 19Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do so, will be called the least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does them and teaches them, the same will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.
  12. Matthew 6:10
    your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
  13. Matthew 6:24-34
    24No man can serve two masters. For either he will hate one, and love the other; or else he will be devoted to one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.
    25Therefore I say to you, take no thought for your life, what you shall eat or what you shall drink; or for your body, what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?
    26Behold the fowls of the air. They neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?
    27Which of you by taking thought can add one moment to his life,
    28And why do you think about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow. They don't toil, neither do they spin.
    29And yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
    30Therefore take no thought, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or, 'What shall we drink?' or, 'With what shall we be clothed?'
    31Therefore, if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
    32For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need these.
    33But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness; and all these things will be added to you. 34Therefore do not take thought and worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will have its own concerns. Every day has enough trouble of its own."

  14. Matthew 8:11-12
    And I say to you, that many will come from the east and west, and will sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.
    But the children [of the Patriarchs] in the kingdom will be cast out into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

  15. Matthew 25:14-34
    The Parable of the Talents:
    14"For the kingdom of heaven is like a man traveling into a far country, who called his own servants, and entrusted his property to them.
    15To one he gave five talents, [money] to another two, and to another one; he gave to every man according to his own ability, and he immediately left on his journey. 16Then he who had received the five talents went and traded with the money, and made five more talents.
    17And likewise he who had received two, he also gained another two.
    18But he who had received one went and dug into the earth, and hid his lord's money.
    19Now after a long time the lord of those servants returned and settled accounts with them.
    20And he who had received five talents came and brought his other five talents, saying, 'Lord, you entrusted five talents to me. Behold, I have gained five talents more than the original five.'
    21And his lord said to him, 'Well done, you good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a few things. I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.'
    22Then he who that had received two talents also came and said, 'Lord, you entrusted two talents to me. Behold, I have gained two talents more than the original two.'
    23And his lord said to him, 'Well done, you good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a few things. I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.'
    24Then he who had received the one talent, came and said, 'Lord, I knew you that you are a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed.3
    25And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the earth. See, you have what is yours.'
    26His lord answered and said to him, 'You wicked and slothful servant; you knew that I reap where I have not sown, and gather where I have not scattered.
    27Therefore you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and then at my coming I would have received my own with interest.
    28Therefore take the talent from him, and give it to him who has ten talents.
    29For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away.4 30And cast the unprofitable servant into outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.' 31When the Son of man comes in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then he will sit upon the throne of his glory.
    32Before him will be gathered all nations; and he will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. 33He will set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.
    34Then the King will say to those on his right hand, 'Come, you blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
  16. Matthew 9:35
    And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.

  17. Matthew 10:7
    And as you go, preach, saying: 'The kingdom of heaven is at hand.'
  18. Matthew 11:11-12
    Truly I say to you, among those who are born of women there has not risen a greater one than John the Baptist; yet he who is the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven is forcibly entered, and forceful men lay hold of it.

  19. Matthew 12:25-29
    25And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to them, "Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself will not stand.
    26And if Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself; how then will his kingdom stand?
    27And if I cast out demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your children cast them out? Therefore they will be your judges.
    28But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come to you.
    29How can one enter into a strong man's house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man? And then he will plunder his house.

  20. Matthew 13:1-23
    1That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the seaside.
    2And great multitudes gathered to him, so that he went into a ship and sat down; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.
    The Parable of the Sower
    3And he spoke many things to them in parables, saying, "Behold, a sower went forth to sow;
    4And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them;
    5Some others fell upon stony places, where they did not have much earth, and they immediately sprang up because they had no depth of earth.
    6So when the sun came up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.
    7And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them.
    8But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some a hundred fold, some sixty, and some thirty fold.
    9He who has ears to hear, let him hear."
    10Then the disciples came and said to him, "Why do you speak to them in parables?"
    11And he answered and said to them, "Because it is given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
      [See Footnote 1 in Mark 4 to understand why Jesus spoke in parables to hide the meaning of his words from some people.]
    12For whoever has, to him more will be given, and he will have an abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him.
    13Therefore I speak to them in parables, because by their seeing [natural seeing] they do not see [spiritually]; and hearing [naturally] they do not hear [spiritually], neither do they understand.
    14In them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, which said, 'You will listen, but will not understand; you will look, but will not perceive.
    15Make this peoples' heart callous, and their ears dull of hearing, and close their [spiritual] eyes; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and repent, and be healed.'1
      [See Footnote 1 of Mark 4 for why Jesus speaks in parables to prevent certain people from hearing the meaning of his teachings and gospel.]
    16But blessed are your eyes, for they see; and your ears, for they hear.
    17For truly I say to you, many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things 1which you see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which you hear, and have not heard them.
    18Therefore hear the parable of the sower.
    19When anyone hears the word [spoken by the Spirit] about the kingdom, and does not understand it, then the wicked one comes, and catches away that which was sown in his heart. This is he who received seed by the way side. 20And he who received the seed into stony places, the same is he who hears the word [spoken by the Spirit], and quickly with joy receives it;
      [When you hear the Lord speak to you, you have great joy!.]
    21Yet has he no root in himself, but endures only for awhile; for when tribulation or persecution rises because of the word, he is eventually offended. 22He who received seed among the thorns is he who hears the word; but the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful. 23But he who received seed into the good ground is he who hears the word and understands it; who bears fruit, some yielding a hundred, some sixty, and some thirty times what was sown."
  21. Matthew 13:24-30
    The Parable of the Good Seed and the Tares of the Field
    24Another parable he put forth to them, saying,
    "The kingdom of heaven is compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field.
    25But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way.
    26And when the blade had sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then the tares appeared also.
    27So the servants of the householder came and said to him, 'Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? From where then have these tares come?'
    28He said to them, 'An enemy has done this.' And the servants asked him, 'Then do you want us to go and gather them up?'
    29But he said, 'No; lest while you are gathering up the tares, you also root up the wheat with them.
    30Let both grow together until the harvest; and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers: First gather together all the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them; then gather the wheat into my barn.'"
  22. Matthew 13:31-32
    And he put forth another parable to them, saying, "The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field.
    The mustard seed is indeed the least of all seeds; but when it has grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches of it."

  23. Matthew 13:33
    Then he spoke another parable to them, "The kingdom of heaven is like leaven [yeast], which a woman took and covered in three measures of meal, until the whole was leavened."

  24. Matthew 13:36-43
    36Then Jesus sent the multitude away and went into the house, and his disciples came to him, saying, "Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field."
    37And he answered and said to them, "He who sows the good seed is the Son of man;
    38The field is the world, the good seed are the children of the kingdom, but the tares are the children of the wicked one.
    39The enemy who sowed them is the devil, the harvest is the end of the world, and the reapers are the angels.
    40Therefore as the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so will it be at the end of the world.3
    41The Son of man will send forth his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all things that cause sin as well as the ones who practice lawlessness [sin];4
    42And will cast them into a furnace of fire, where there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
    43Then shall the righteous shine forth like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Let him who has ears [to hear] be listening, and let him contemplate, discern, and understand by hearing.

  25. Matthew 13:44
    "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field; which when a man has found it, he hides it, and for joy over it, he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field."

  26. Matthew 13:45-46
    "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant man, seeking valuable pearls; who, when he had found the one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it."

  27. Matthew 13:47-50
    "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was cast into the sea, and gathered every kind [of fish]:
    Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down and gathered the good [fish] into vessels, but cast the bad [fish] away.
    So it will be at the end of the world; the angels will come forth, and separate the wicked from among the righteous,
    And will cast them into the furnace of fire; there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth."

  28. Matthew 13:52
    Then he said to them, "Therefore every scribe who is instructed in the kingdom of heaven is like a man who is a householder, who brings forth out of his treasure things new and old."

  29. Matthew 16:19
    "And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven."

  30. Matthew 16:28
    Truly I say to you, There are some standing here, who shall not taste death, until they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.
  31. Matthew 18:1-4
    At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?"
    And Jesus called a little child to him, and set him in the midst of them,
    and he said: "Truly I say to you that unless you turn around [change your conduct] and become like little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.1 Whoever therefore humbles himself like this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

  32. Matthew 18:23-35
    23"Therefore the kingdom of heaven is likened to a certain king, who wanted to settle accounts with his servants.
    24And when he had begun to settle them, one who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to him.
    25But since he was not able to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife and children and all that he had, and payment to be made.
    26The servant therefore fell down and begged him, saying, 'Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay you all.'
    27Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and released him and forgave him the debt.
    28But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellow servants, who owed him a hundred pence; and he laid hands on him and took him by the throat, saying, 'Pay me what you owe.'
    29And his fellow servant fell down at his feet and begged him, saying, 'Have patience with me and I will pay you all that I owe.'
    30But he would not, and went and cast him into prison until he could pay the debt.
    31Now when his fellow servants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told their lord all that was done.
    32Then his lord, after he had called him, said to him, 'O you wicked servant, I forgave you all that debt because you asked me.
    33Should you not also have had compassion on your fellow servant, even as I had pity on you?'
    34And his lord was angry, and delivered him to the tormentors, until he should pay all that was due to him.
    35So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also to you, if each of you from his heart, does not forgive his brother his trespasses."

  33. Matthew 19:12
    For there are some eunuchs who were born so from their mother's womb; and there are some eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men; and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He who is able to receive this, let him receive it."
      [Those who have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom have overcome their sexual desires with the aid of the Spirit removing those desires. From the Word of the Lord within: "sexual desires can be overcome;" (and this applies to both males and females, to both heterosexual and homosexual desires, providing there is a fervent commitment to become completely free of them) — but, as these verses state: "all men cannot receive this;" (because they cannot believe overcoming sexual desires is even possible).]

  34. Matthew 19:14
    But Jesus said, "Allow the little children to come to me, and do not forbid them, for of such is the kingdom of heaven."
  35. Matthew 19:23-24
    Then Jesus said to his disciples, "Truly I say to you that it will be hard for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of heaven.
    And again I say to you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God."

  36. Matthew 20:1-16
    1"For the kingdom of heaven is like a man who is a landowner, who went out early in the morning to hire laborers into his vineyard.
    2And when he had agreed with the laborers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard.
    3Now he went out about the third hour and saw others standing idle in the marketplace,
    4And said to them, 'You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right I will give you.' And they went their way.
    5Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise.
    6And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing idle, and said to them, 'Why do you stand here idle the whole day?'
    7And they said to him, 'Because no man has hired us.' Then he said to them, 'You also go work in the vineyard; and whatever is right, that you shall receive.' 8So when the evening had come, the lord of the vineyard said to his steward, 'Call the laborers and give them their wages, beginning from the last to the first.'
    9And when those came who were hired about the eleventh hour, every one of them received a penny.
    10But when the first came, they supposed that they would received more; but like the others, they received a penny.
    11And when they had received only a penny, they murmured against the good man of the house,
    12Saying, 'These last have worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden and heat of the day.'
    13But he answered one of them and said, 'Friend, I do you no wrong, did not you agree with me for a penny?
    14Take what is yours and go your way. I wish to give to this last man the same as I have given to you.
    15Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with my own money? Is your eye evil, because I am good?'
    16So the last will be first, and the first last; for many are called, but few are chosen."

  37. Matthew 20:21
    And he said to her, "What do you wish?" And she said to him, "Grant that these my two sons may sit, one on your right hand and the other on the left, in your kingdom."

  38. Matthew 21:28-32
    28"A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first and said, 'Son, go work today in my vineyard.'
    29And he answered, 'I will not;' but afterward he repented and went.
    30And he came to the second and said the same thing. And he answered, 'I will go, sir;' but did not go.
    31Which of those two sons did the will of his father?" And they said to him, "The first." Jesus said to them, "Truly I say to you, that the tax collectors and prostitutes will enter into the kingdom of God before you.3
  39. Matthew 21:33-43
    33Listen to another parable: There was a certain landowner who planted a vineyard and hedged it around, and dug a winepress in it, and built a tower, and rented it out to some farmers and went into a far country.
    34When the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the farmers, so that they might receive the fruits of it.
    35Then the farmers took his servants and beat one, killed another, and stoned another.
    36And again, he sent other servants, more than the first time, and they did the same to them.
    37But last of all he sent his son to them, saying, 'They will reverence my son.'
    38But when the farmers saw the son, they said among themselves, 'This is the heir; come, let us kill him and seize his inheritance.'
    39So they took him and cast him out of the vineyard and killed him.
    40Therefore, when the lord of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those farmers?"
    41And they said to him, "He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will rent out his vineyard to other farmers, who shall pay him the fruits in their seasons."
    42Then Jesus said to them, "Have you not read in the scriptures, where it is said: 'The stone which the builders rejected, the same has become the cornerstone; this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes?'4
    43Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God shall be taken from you and given to a people who will bring forth the fruits of it.
    44And whoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken; but on whomever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder."5

  40. Matthew 22:2-14
    2"The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king, who made a marriage for his son,
    3And sent forth his servants to call those who were called to the wedding, and they would not come.
    4Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, 'Tell those who are invited, 'Behold, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and my fattened cattle are killed, and all things are ready. Come to the marriage.'
    5But they made light of it and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his business.
    6And the remainder took his servants, treated them spitefully and killed them.
    7And when the king heard of it, he was angry, and he sent forth his armies and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.
    8Then he said to his servants, 'The wedding is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy.
    9Therefore go into the highways, and as many as you can find, invite them to the marriage.'
    10So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together as many as they found, both bad [diseased or blind] and good; and the wedding was furnished with guests. 11But when the king came in to see the guests, he saw a man who did not have on a wedding garment.
    12And he said to him, 'Friend, how did you come in here and not have a wedding garment?' And he was speechless.1 13Then the king said to the servants, 'Bind him hand and foot, and take him away and cast him into outer darkness, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.' 14For many are called, but few are chosen."
  41. Matthew 23:13
    But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men; you neither go in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in.3
  42. Matthew 24:14
    And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world for a witness to all nations; and then the end will come.

  43. Matthew 25:1-13
    The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins:
    1"Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.
    2Five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
    3And those who were foolish took their lamps, but took no oil with them.
    4But the wise took oil in their flasks along with their lamps.
    5When the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and fell asleep.
    6And at midnight a cry was made, 'Behold, the bridegroom comes; go out to meet him.'
    7Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
    8And the foolish said to the wise, 'Give us some of your oil; for our lamps have gone out.'" 9But the wise answered, 'No we can't; for fear that there is not enough for us and you; rather you go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.'1
    10And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came. And those who were ready went in with him to the marriage; and the door was shut.
    11Afterwards the other virgins also came, saying, 'Lord, Lord, open the door for us to enter.'
    12But he answered and said, 'Truly I say to you, I do not know you.'"2 13Watch therefore, for you do not know either the day nor the hour in which the Son of man comes.

  44. Matthew 25:34
    Then the King will say to those on his right hand, 'Come, you blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
  45. Matthew 26:29
    But I say to you, from this time forward, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.

  46. Mark 4:11-12
    And he said to them, "To you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God; but to those who are outside, all these things are told in parables;
    'That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; otherwise they might turn, and repent and be sent away.'"
  47. Mark 4:26-29
    And he said, "The kingdom of God is as if a man sowed seed in the ground;
    He sleeps and rises, night and day, and the seed sprouts and grows up, he does not know how.
    For the earth brings forth fruit by itself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.
    But when the fruit is brought forth, he immediately puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come."

  48. Mark 4:30-32
    And he said, "To what shall we liken the kingdom of God? Or what parable shall we use to describe it?
    It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is smaller than all the seeds on the earth,
    But when it is sown, it grows up and becomes greater than all herbs, and shoots out great branches; so that the birds of the air may lodge under the shadow of it. "4

  49. Mark 9:1
    And he said to them, "Truly I say to you, that there are some of those standing here who will not taste death until they have seen the kingdom of God come with power."1
  50. Mark 9:47
    And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out; it is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than having two eyes to be thrown into Hell fire.
      [He doesn't want us to maim ourselves. He is only illustrating how serious sin is. Jesus is desperately trying to tell us that to enter the Kingdom and escape hell, sin is not allowed, period. In Matthew 5:28-29 Jesus tells that even looking at a woman with lust is sin enough to lead us to Hell. If we are to escape Hell, while on earth we must be freed from even the desire of our sins. All men's hearts are defiled and must be purified by Jesus to enter the Kingdom of God while we are on earth.]

  51. Mark 10:14
    But when Jesus saw it, he was displeased and said to them, "Allow the little children to come to me, and do not forbid them, for of such is the kingdom of God.
      [To enter the kingdom of heaven, you must be restored to the innocence of little children; and little children do not have pride, anger, violence, judgment of others, and sexual desires. Christ changes men and women, making them virgins again, their lusts and sexual desires removed.]

  52. Mark 10:15
    Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter into it."1

  53. Mark 10:23
    And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answered again, and said to them, "Children, how hard is it for those who trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God!

  54. Mark 10:24
    And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answered again, and said to them, "Children, how hard is it for those who trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God!"

  55. Mark 11:7-11
    Then they brought the colt to Jesus, and put their garments on it, and he sat on it.
    And many people spread their garments on the road, and others cut down branches from the trees and spread them on the road.
    Then those who went before and those who followed cried, saying, "Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!
    Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David! Hosanna in the highest."

  56. Mark 12:28-34
    Then one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, "Which is the first [and greatest] commandment of all?"
    And Jesus answered him, "The first of all the commandments is, 'Hear, O Israel, The Lord our God, the LORD is one; And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength;' And the second is like it, namely this: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these.'
    Then the scribe said to him, "Well said, Master, you have said the truth; for God is one, and there is no other than he.
    And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love one's neighbor as oneself, is more than all the burnt offerings and sacrifices.
    And when Jesus saw that he answered wisely, he said to him, "You are not far from the kingdom of God." And no man after that dared ask him any question.

  57. Mark 15:43
    Joseph of Arimathea, an honorable member of the Council, who himself waited for the kingdom of God, went in boldly to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus.

  58. Luke 1:33
    And he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; and of his kingdom there will be no end."

  59. Luke 4:43
    But he said, "I must preach the kingdom of God to other cities also. Because for this purpose I have been sent."

  60. Luke 6:20
    Looking at his disciples, he said: "Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
  61. Luke 7:28
    For I say to you, among those who are born of women there is no greater prophet than John the Baptist; yet he who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he."

  62. Luke 8:1
    Now it came to pass afterward, that he went throughout every city and village, preaching and bringing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God. And the twelve [apostles] were with him,

  63. Luke 8:4-18
    4And when many people had gathered together to him out of every city, he spoke this parable:
    The Parable of the Sower
    5"A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some seed fell by the wayside and was trodden down, and the birds of the air devoured it.
    6And some fell on the rock, and as soon as it had sprung up, it withered away because it lacked moisture.
    7And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up with it and choked it.
    8And other fell on good ground, and sprang up and bore fruit a hundred times." And when he had said these things, he cried, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear."
    9Then his disciples asked him, "What does this parable mean?"
    10And he said, "To you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but for others they are in parables, so that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.
      [See Footnote 1 to Mark 4:12 to understand why Jesus spoke in parables to hide the meaning of his words from some people.]
    11Now the parable means this: The seed is the word of God.1 12Those by the wayside are those who hear; then the devil comes and takes away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.
    13Those on the rock are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; but they have no root. And although they believe for awhile, in time of testing [with affliction and persecution] they fall away.
      [There is little-to-no joy when you hear someone read the Bible; but when you hear the Lord speak to you, you have great joy! Every believer who takes up the inward cross of self-denial will eventually undergo trials of their faith with affliction and persecution. As the great early Quaker, Isaac Penington wrote: "the way is long, the travel hard, the enemies and difficulties many.." Some will be offended and fall away, back into the world.]
    14And that which fell among thorns are those who, when they have heard, go forth and are choked with the cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.2
    15But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having heard the word, keep it in an honest and good heart, and bring forth fruit with steadfast endurance. 16No one, when he has lit a candle, covers it with a vessel or puts it under a bed; but he sets it on a stand, so that those who enter in may see the light. 17For nothing is secret that shall not be made manifest [revealed]; neither is anything hidden that shall not be known and come out in the open. 18Take heed therefore how you hear. For whoever has will be given more; and whoever does not have, from him shall be taken even that which he seems to have."

  64. Luke 9:1-2
    Then Jesus called his twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases.
    And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.

  65. Luke 9:11
    But when they discovered it, the people followed him; and he received them and spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and healed those who had need of healing.

  66. Luke 9:27
    But I tell you the truth, here are some standing here, who shall not taste death until they see the kingdom of God.2
  67. Luke 9:60 But Jesus said to him, "Let the dead bury their dead; but you go and preach the kingdom of God."5
  68. Luke 9:62
     But Jesus said to him, "No one who puts his hand to the plough and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God."
  69. Luke 10:8-12
    8And into whatever city you enter, where they welcome you, eat whatever they set before you
    9Heal the sick who are there and say to them, 'The kingdom of God has come near you.'
    10But into whatever city you enter, where they do not welcome you, go out into the streets of that city, and say,
    11'Even the very dust of your city, which clings on us, we wipe off against you. Nevertheless be sure of this: the kingdom of God has come near you.'
    12 But I say to you, that it shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom than for that city.

  70. Luke 11:2
    And he said to them, "When you pray, say, 'Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.1
  71. Luke 11:20
    But if I cast out demons by the finger of God, no doubt the kingdom of God has come upon you.

  72. Luke 12:15-34
    15And he said to them, "Take heed and beware of covetousness, for a man's life does not consist in the abundance of the things which he possesses."
    16And he spoke a parable to them, saying, "The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully.
    17And he thought within himself, 'What shall I do, since I have no room to store my crops?'
    18Then he said, 'I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build larger ones, and I will store all my crops and my goods there.
    19And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have plenty of good things laid up for many years. Take your ease; eat, drink, and be merry.'
    20But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your soul will be required of you; then who will get those things you have provided?'
    21This is how it is with someone who stores up things for himself and is not rich toward God."
    22And he said to his disciples, "Therefore I say to you, take no thought for your life, what you will eat; or for your body, what you will put on.
    1But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.
    23Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothes.
    24Consider the ravens. They neither sow nor reap, neither do they have storehouse nor barn; and God feeds them. How much more valuable are you than the birds?
    25Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit to his stature?
    26If then you are not able to do this small thing, why do you worry about the rest?
    27Consider the lilies how they grow. They do not toil, nor spin; and yet I say to you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
    28If then, this is how God clothes the grass, which is in the field today, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith?
    29And do not seek what you will eat or what you will drink; nor have a doubtful mind.
    30For the [Gentile] nations of the world seek after all these things, and your Father knows that you have need of these.
    31But rather, seek [as your first priority] the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be given to you.3 32Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
    33Sell your possessions and give to the poor; provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys.
    34For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.4

  73. Luke 13:18-19
    Then said he, "What is the kingdom of God like? And to what shall I compare it?
    It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his garden; and it grew and became a great tree, and the birds of the air nested in its branches."

  74. Luke 13:20-21
    And again he said, "To what shall I compare the kingdom of God?
    It is like leaven [yeast], which a woman took and mixed in three measures of flour until it was all leavened."

  75. Luke 13:23-30
    23And someone said to him, "Lord, are there only a few who will be saved?" And he said to them,
    24"Strive to enter in at the narrow gate, for many, I say to you, will seek to enter, and will not be able to.3 25And once the master of the house has risen and shut the door, you will stand outside and knock at the door, saying: 'Lord, Lord, open to us.' But he will answer and say to you, 'I do not know you or where you come from.' 26Then you will say, 'We ate and drank in your presence, and you taught in our streets.'
      [This fits very well with those who think communion or the "Eucharist" is eating and drinking in his presence and proves the rituals of communion and the Eucharist are of no value. Jesus denies them ever eating and drinking in his presence. Of course He knows everything, including their continued sinning till death; his denial is a denial of knowing them by their eating and drinking in his presence and him having taught among them, both of which they thought had occurred and entitled them to enter heaven. Those who die still sinning will be banned from heaven. He only knows you if you have been crucified.]
    27But he will say, 'I tell you, I do not know you or where you come from; depart from me, all you workers of iniquity [wrongdoers, still sinning]!'4 28There will be weeping there, and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but you yourselves thrown out. 29People will come from east and west and north and south, and will take their places at the feast in the kingdom of God.
    30And indeed, there are those who are last who will be first, and there are those who are first who will be last."
  76. Luke 14:12-24
    12Then Jesus also said to the man who had invited him, "When you make a dinner or a supper, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or your rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return, and so you are repaid.
    13But when you make a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, and the blind.1
      [Love is giving with no expectation of return. Jesus is telling us to forego inviting friends and relatives to our suppers and feasts, and instead to invite those who cannot return the favor: the poor, lame, maimed and blind; then we are showing love. Any favor we expect to receive in the next life is credited to faith. George Fox wrote that this is a cross to people, but must be obeyed. ]
    14Then you shall be blessed, for they cannot repay you, and you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous."
    15And when one of those who ate with him heard these things, he said to him, "Blessed is he who shall eat bread in the kingdom of God."
    16Then said he to him, "A certain man made a great supper and invited many people;
    17And he sent his servant at supper time to say to those who were invited, 'Come, for all things are now ready.'
    18But they all began to make excuses. The first said to him, 'I have bought a piece of land, and I must go and see it. I beg you to excuse me.'
    19Another said, 'I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to test them. I beg you to excuse me.'
    20And another said, 'I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.'
    21So the servant came and reported these things to his lord. Then the master of the house became angry and said to his servant, 'Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city and bring in the poor and the crippled and the lame and the blind.'
    22And the servant said, 'Lord, it has been done as you have commanded, and still there is room.'
    23Then the lord said to the servant, 'Go out into the highways and hedges and compel them to come in, so that my house may be filled.2 24For I say to you, not one of those men who were invited shall taste my supper.'"

  77. Luke 16:16
    The law and the prophets were proclaimed until John. Since that time, the kingdom of God is being preached, and everyone is forcing his way into it.
  78. Luke 18:16-17
    16But Jesus called them to him and said, "Allow little children to come to me, and do not forbid them, for of such is the kingdom of God. 17Truly I say to you, whoever will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it."
  79. Luke 18:18-30
    18Then a certain ruler asked him, saying, "Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?"
    19And Jesus said to him, "Why do you call me good? No one is good but One, that is, God.3
    20You know the commandments:4 'Do not commit adultery, do not kill, do not steal, do not bear false witness, honor your father and your mother.'"
    21And he said, "I have kept all these from my youth up."
    22Now when Jesus heard these things, he said to him, "You still lack one thing: sell all that you have and give to the poor,5 and you will have treasure in heaven; and come and follow me." 23But when he heard this, he became very sorrowful, for he was very rich.
    24And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, "How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God!6
    25For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God."
    26And those who heard it said, "Who then can be saved?" 27And he said, "What is impossible with men is possible with God."
    28Then Peter said, "Lo, we have left all and followed you."
    29And he said to them, Truly I say to you, there is no one who has left house or parents or brothers or wife or children for the kingdom of God's sake,
    30Who shall not receive many times more in this present time, and in the world to come, life everlasting."

  80. Luke 19:11-27
    11Now as they heard these things, he spoke another parable, because he was near Jerusalem and because they thought that the kingdom of God would immediately appear.
    The Parable of the minas :
    12He said therefore, "A certain nobleman went into a far country to obtain a kingdom for himself and then to return.
    13And he called ten of his servants to him and gave them ten minas [sum of money] and said, 'Do business with this until I return.' 14But his citizens hated him and sent a delegation after him to say, 'We do not want this man to reign over us.'
    15And it came to pass, when he had returned after having received the kingdom, that he commanded these servants to whom he had given the money to be called to him, so that he might know how much each man had gained by trading.
    16So the first came, saying, 'Lord, your talent has gained ten talents.'
    17And he said to him, 'Well done, you good servant! Because you have been faithful in a very little, I give you authority over ten cities.'
    18Then the second also came, saying, 'Lord, your talent has gained five talents.'
    19And he said to him likewise, 'Take charge over five cities.'
    20Then another came, saying, 'Lord behold, here is your talent, which I have kept laid away in a handkerchief.
    21For I feared you, because you are a severe man; for you take up what you did not lay down, and reap what you did not sow.'2
    22And he said to him, 'Out of your own mouth I will judge you, you wicked servant. You knew that I was a severe man, taking up what I did not lay down, and reaping what I did not sow;
    23Therefore why did you not put my money into the bank, so that at my coming I might have collected it with interest?
    24And he said to those who stood by, 'Take the talent from him and give it to the one who has ten talents.'
    25But they said to him, 'Lord, he already has ten talents.'
    26I tell you, 'That to everyone who has, more shall be given, but from him who has not, even that which he has shall be taken away from him.3 27But bring those enemies here who did not want me to reign over them and slay them before me.'"
  81. Luke 21:10-19,31-32
    10Then he said to them: "Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.
    11And there will be great earthquakes in many places, and famines and plagues; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven.
    12But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and into prisons, and you will be brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake.
    13This will be an opportunity for your testimony.
    14Settle it in your minds therefore, not to prepare beforehand what you will answer.
    15For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries will not be able to refute or resist.
    16And you will be betrayed by even parents and brothers and kinsfolk and friends, and some of you they will put to death.
    17And you will be hated by all men for my name's sake.
    18But not a hair of your head shall perish.
    19By your steadfast endurance do you possess your soul.2 31so likewise, when you see these things happen, you know that the kingdom of God is near.
    32Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away, until all is fulfilled.3

  82. Luke 22:15-18
    And he said to them, "I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; For I say to you, I will not eat it again until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God."
    And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, "Take this and divide it among yourselves;
    For I say to you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine again until the kingdom of God comes."

  83. Luke 22:28-30
    You are those who have continued with me in my trials.
    And I appoint a kingdom to you, as my Father has appointed one to me,
    So that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel."

  84. Luke 23:33,39-43
    33And when they came to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the criminals, one on the right and the other on the left.
    39And one of the criminals who was hung there railed at him, saying, "If you are Christ, save yourself and us."
    40But the other rebuked him, saying, "Do you not fear God, since you are under the same condemnation?
    41We indeed suffer justly, for we receive the due reward of our deeds. But this man has done nothing wrong."
    42And he said to Jesus, "Lord, remember me when you come into your kingdom."
    42And Jesus said to him, "Truly I say to you, Today you will be with me in paradise."1

  85. Luke 23:50-53
    And behold, there was a man named Joseph, a member of the Council, and he was a good and righteous man,
    (Who had not consented to the decision and the deed of the Council.) He was of Arimathea, a city of the Jews, and he himself waited for the kingdom of God.
    This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus.
    And he took it down and wrapped it in linen and laid it in a tomb that was cut in the rock, in which no man had been laid before.

  86. John 3:1-8
    1Now there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews.
    2He came to Jesus at night and said to him, "Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no man can do these miracles that you do, unless God is with him."
    3Then Jesus answered and said to him, "Truly, truly, I say to you that unless a man is born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God."
    4Nicodemus said to him, "How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?"
    5And Jesus answered, "Truly, truly, I say to you that unless a man is born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God. 1
    6That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
    7Do not be surprised that I said to you that you must be born again. 8The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell from where it comes, and where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit."

  87. John 18:33-36
    33Then Pilate entered into the judgment hall again, and called Jesus and said to him, "Are you the King of the Jews?"
    34And Jesus answered him, "Do you say this from you own initiative, or did others tell you this about me?"
    35And Pilate answered, "Am I a Jew? Your own nation and the chief priests have delivered you to me; what have you done?"
    36Then Jesus answered, "My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, then my servants would fight, so I would not be delivered to the Jews; but my kingdom is not from here."

  88. Acts 1:1-8
    1In the former account I made, O Theophilus, I wrote of all that Jesus began to do and teach,
    2Until the day in which he was taken up, after he had given commands through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen,
    3To whom he showed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen by them for forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God.
    4And, being assembled together with them, he commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father,1 "which," he said, "you have heard about from me.
    5For John truly baptized with water; but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from this time."
    6Therefore when they had come together, they asked him, saying, "Lord, will you restore the kingdom to Israel again at this time?"
      [This verse reveals that the disciples were still expecting a physical kingdom in Israel to be established, but Jesus is recorded as teaching them very differently, particularly as recorded by Luke 17:20-21: "Now when he was questioned by the Pharisees, as to when the kingdom of God would come, he answered them and said, ' The kingdom of God does not come with outward signs to be observed. Nor will they say, Look here! or, Look over there! For behold, the kingdom of God is within you and around you.'1" Once the disciples experienced the baptism of fire and death at Pentecost, they knew differently by experience.]
    7And he said to them, "It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father has set by his own authority.
    8But you will receive power, after the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the uttermost part of the earth."

  89. Acts 8:12
    But when they believed Philip as he preached the good news of the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.

  90. Acts 19:8
    Now Paul went into the synagogue, and spoke boldly for three months, disputing and persuading them about the things concerning the kingdom of God.

  91. Acts 20:25
    And now behold, I know that you, among whom I have preached the kingdom of God, will see my face no more.

  92. Acts 28:23
    So when they had set a day, many of them came to him in his house; to whom he explained and testified about the kingdom of God from morning until evening, persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of the law of Moses, and out of the prophets.

  93. Acts 28:30-31
    And Paul lived two whole years in his own rented house, and received all who came to him,
    Preaching the kingdom of God and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ with all confidence, no man forbidding him.

  94. Romans 14:17
    For the kingdom of God is not in food and drink; but in righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.1
  95. 1 Corinthians 4:20
    For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power.

  96. 1 Corinthians 6:9-10
    Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor passive male homosexual partners, nor dominant male homosexual partners, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor oppressive cheaters; these will not inherit the kingdom of God.1

  97. 1 Corinthians 15:22-24
    For as in Adam all are dead [to the life of God], even so in Christ, shall all be made alive.
    But each man in his own rank and order.1 Christ, the first fruits; then the anointed at his coming. Then comes the end, when he [Jesus, the Son] delivers the kingdom to God, the Father; when he has put down all rule and all authority and power.

  98. 1 Corinthians 15:50
    Now this I say, brothers, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither does corruption inherit incorruption.
  99. Galatians 5:19-21
    Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are: sexual immorality (including adultery and fornication), impurity, lust, idolatry [including covetousness], sorcery, hatred, arguments, jealousy, anger, ambition, divisiveness, factions, envy, drunkenness, revelry [partying], and the like; which I say beforehand, as I have said before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.4
  100. Ephesians 5:3-6
    But as becomes the saints, do not let sexual immorality, all uncleanness, or covetousness, be named among you even once.
    Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not becoming; but rather give thanks to God.
    For of this you can be sure, that no sexually immoral, or impure, or covetous person, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no man deceive you with vain words. For because of such things God's wrath comes on those who are disobedient.1
  101. Colossians 1:12-13
    Giving thanks to the Father, who will make you fit to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. Who has delivered us from the power of darkness, and has translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son;1
  102. 1 Thessalonians 2:12
    That you would walk worthy of God, who has called you to his kingdom and glory.

  103. 2 Timothy 4:18
    And the Lord will deliver me from every evil attack and will preserve me to his heavenly kingdom, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.

  104. Hebrews 1:8
    But to the Son he said, "Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of your kingdom.

  105. Hebrews 12:28
    Therefore since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be moved or shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.

  106. James 2:5
    Listen, my beloved brothers: Has not God chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to those who love him?

  107. 2 Peter 1:10-11
    Therefore, brothers, be diligent to make your calling and election sure; for if you do these things, you will never fall;
    For an entrance will be abundantly supplied to you into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

  108. Revelation 1:9
    I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, in the kingdom, and patient endurance in Jesus Christ,3 was on the isle that is called Patmos, because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ.

  109. Revelation 11:15
    Then the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, "The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he will reign forever and ever."3

  110. Revelation 12:10
    And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, "Now has come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ; for the accuser of our brothers is cast down, who accused them before our God day and night.

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free from sin
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which leads to union with God in his Kingdom.