Living in the upside down kingdom


Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 13:11 KJV

As children of God, we are set apart from the rest of the world, but we have seen in nature that God makes His creatures well suited for the environment they will inhabit in. A fish has gills, a bird has wings, and a bear has fur.

We do not have gills to live in water, nor do we have wings to live in the air. Mankind was made for the garden, a garden where people do not hurt each other, where illness will not steal our loved ones, the garden where one does not have to struggle to put food on the table.So it should not seem strange when we feel out of place in a world filled with sin, where we were not made for this environment. But there awaits for us a new garden… a home we call heaven, so beautiful that the description overwhelms our ability to even imagine it. While we live on earth, a place where we don’t really belong, what could one possibly do?

Well, God revels in the worship that is lavished upon Him. He is blessed when His children reflect on Who He is and they offer their praise to Him. It is through this do we experience the presence of God through a lifestyle of worship. Is our God not great? While He did not want heaven without us.. He brought heaven down for us through Jesus and left behind His holy spirit to dwell among us.

Our wonderful God, has given us the intimate experience and insight into the hidden truths and mysteries of the realm of heaven’s kingdom. Because His presence is heaven to us.


  1. Sheela
    30 Sep 2018 08:17:01 Reply

    Yes, I do believe our Lord bought heaven down. But then why the poor? the sick etc……..
    In heaven there is no suffering. Lord Jesus has said, take up your cross and follow me.
    The refection of today is touching, I m unable to understand, where is the TRUE heaven?. ……….Amen

    • Bethel Team
      03 Oct 2018 12:59:23 Reply

      Wherever God is enthroned is Heaven.
      Yes, Heaven is a Physical Place where one day we who believe in Lord Jesus Christ will be.
      But until that time, God has given us an opportunity to experience heaven here on this earth. How? He has chosen to dwell within us. So “whoever” allows Him to be enthroned within their lives experience heaven within.

      Revelation 3:20 (ESV)
      Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.

      1 Corinthians 6:19 (NIV)
      Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?

      Though the world all around look like hell (sin, poverty, sickness, brokeness) but because God is within us, we spread His fragrance of love, joy, peace etc. and create heaven around us too by the help of His Holy Spirit.

      Romans 14:17 (NIV)
      For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit,

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