Prerequisite To Enter Into The Kingdom Of Heaven

3e7d8-leonardo_da_vinci_-_last_supperEveryone who believes in God wants to enter into the kingdom of heaven, but sadly they do not know how to enter into the kingdom of heaven. What does the bible says about it and what does God teach us to do to enter into the kingdom of heaven?

Not a Place for Flesh and Blood

The bible teaches that the kingdom of heaven is not a place for flesh and blood. Therefore, we human beings with flesh and blood cannot enter into the kingdom of heaven until we are born again spiritually.

1 Corinthians 15:50  I declare to you, brothers and sisters, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.

This words of God raise many questions to us. If the heaven is not for flesh and blood, then how can we who are made of flesh and blood enter into the heaven? Isn’t there any way for us to enter there? If there is, how can we enter into the kingdom? And why can’t flesh and blood allowed to enter into the kingdom of heaven?

All these questions are important and we should get answers one by one to be sure that we will enter into the kingdom of heaven. First, let us think about the reason why flesh and blood can enter into the kingdom of heaven. The flesh and blood means the perishable physical body given to us to live on this earth. The reason we cannot enter into the kingdom of heaven with this physical body is because the heaven is a place for spiritual and imperishable things.

A Place Without Death

Let us look at one of the most important characteristics of the kingdom of heaven. The Book of Revelation teaches about heaven like this:

Revelation 21:4    ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

Heaven is the place where there is no death and it means that everything in it last forever. In other words, it is a place for imperishable. But our physical body with its flesh and blood is perishable. It does not last forever and thus it does not belong to the kingdom of heaven. That is why we cannot enter into the kingdom of heaven with our physical body.

Then how can we enter into the kingdom of heaven? If we cannot enter into heaven with this physical body, it sounds like that we will never be able to enter the kingdom because we are not given any extra body other than this one we have. However, the bible teaches that God will change our physical body into a spiritual body at the last moment. At the last moment our perishable body would be miraculously changed into an imperishable body.

1 Corinthians 15:51   Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— 52 in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. 53 For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality.

How will we be changed at this moment?

Philippians 3:20   But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.

Paul testifies that the physical body we have now would be changed into the spiritual and glorious body through the power of God at the last moment. In other words, our perishable body would be clothed with an imperishable body at the moment.

resurrection-by-sebastiano-ricci
Resurrection by Sebastiano Ricci

The Condition for this Transformation

Then how will our perishable body be able to be changed into an imperishable body? We cannot change our physical body into the spiritual body with our own power or ability because we do not have any power or authority to grant eternal life. It is only through the power of God that the eternal life can be given to people.

1 Timothy 6:15   which God will bring about in his own time—God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, 16 who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To him be honor and might forever. Amen.

Imperishable things belongs only to God. To teach us the way of eternal life, God appeared as man in the flesh 2000 years ago and taught how to clothe with the imperishable. On the night of the Passover, he gave his flesh and blood to his disciples (or God’s people who will inherit the kingdom of heaven).

Matthew 26:17   On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Where do you want us to make preparations for you to eat the Passover?” 18 He replied, “Go into the city to a certain man and tell him, ‘The Teacher says: My appointed time is near. I am going to celebrate the Passover with my disciples at your house.’” 19 So the disciples did as Jesus had directed them and prepared the Passover.

And Jesus gave his flesh and blood through the Passover bread and wine.

Matthew 26:26   While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.” 27 Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. 28 This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.

Then why did he want to give his flesh and blood? And why should we receive the flesh and blood of Christ? The imperishable things belong only to God and thus the flesh and blood of Jesus Christ does not belong to the perishable world because Jesus was God who came in the flesh. Therefore, his flesh and blood is imperishable and immortal which can last forever.

The Meaning of the Passover

Then what is the meaning of receiving the flesh and blood of Christ? Through the Passover, Jesus gave his imperishable body to us so that our perishable body would be transformed into an imperishable body like him. When we receive the body of Christ, we can also have eternal life in us like Jesus Christ and can live forever. Once our perishable body is transformed into an imperishable body through the flesh and blood of Christ, we will be allowed to enter into the imperishable world, the kingdom of heaven.

John 6:53     Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. 54 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day. 55 For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. 56 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in them.

Through the Passover, we can receive the imperishable body of Christ in us and our perishable body is changed into an imperishable body through the flesh and blood of Christ that remains in us. And we can enter into the imperishable world, the kingdom of heaven where there is no death. Therefore, the very first thing that we should do to enter into heaven is to keep the Passover so that we may receive the flesh and blood of Christ and our lowly body would be changed into the glorious body like Christ.

Those who have received the body of Christ through the Passover will be able to be transformed into the imperishable at the sound of the last trumpet and enter into the kingdom of heaven. How glorious the moment would be when all the people of God are transformed into the spiritual heavenly angels flying toward the kingdom of heaven.

The Restoration of Passover By Christ Ahnsahnghong

The Passover of the new covenant which was established through the sacrifice of Christ Jesus was gradually abolished by the work of Satan and completely disappeared for the world in 325 AD at the Council of Nicaea. Since then nobody could receive the body of Christ and receive the promise of eternal life in the kingdom of heaven during the dark age.

But the bible already prophesied that the Christ would come again in the flesh and restored the Passover.

Hebrews 9:28    28 so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.

To fulfill this prophecy, Christ Ahnsahnghong came to this earth again and restored the Passover. Moreover, he let us know the true reality of the Passover, the true reality of Christ’s flesh and blood, that is, God the Mother who is the true source of eternal life.

Let us accept the flesh and blood of Christ through the Passover and transform our lowly body into the glorious and imperishable body like Christ and enter into the eternal kingdom of heaven.

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