“…remember Jesus’ words, ‘The kingdom of God is within you.’ This spiritual consciousness is therefore a present possibility.” (Science and Health, page 573-574)
Heaven is not far off and out of reach. The kingdom of harmony, where God’s goodness always reigns supreme, is not some remote destination that we can only hope for. It is available and active and the nearest thing to us at all times.
Jesus, who was always truthful and proved it by demonstration, has given us this promise and guarantee: The kingdom of God is within you. What did he mean by that? Did he place a litany of conditions upon this fact? Did he say it to tempt us, like the very devil he defeated in the wilderness?
No! Jesus was giving us the good news, the very gospel he came preaching and teaching and proving. This spiritual consciousness, the awareness of heaven here and now, is ours to know. It is the reality at the very heart of us, God’s presence and Love and Life within us. What might keep this truth of heaven hidden from us is only that false belief that we can’t have it, don’t deserve it, or that it is separate from us, a distant hope that has nothing to do with us right now.
Awaken to the Truth of Life within you. The kingdom of heaven is that always-available consciousness of God’s presence. It is the spiritual reality of harmony that may seem interrupted by the material world, but in Truth is the very nature of the universe right here and right now. This kingdom dwells in Love, in the heart of you that is that little child, full of expectation, and having a willingness to believe that all good things are possible today.
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