The Kingdom of God is the place where the Father wants us to be, but we have to also want to be there. It is not possible to get there without out one first wanting to be there. We know that Apostle Peter loved Jesus, but love is always relative to the proof of your experience, and therefore, the Apostle Peter was not yet ready to first love Jesus at the consensual level of faith that is required: Peter, as will all of us, would also need some experiences first in order to have successful travel to the Kingdom of God. Let’s read what Jesus says to Peter when Peter makes the request to follow Jesus to the Kingdom of God now: John 13:36-38, ” Simon Peter said unto him, Lord, whither goest thou? Jesus answered him, Whither I go, thou canst not follow me now; but thou shalt follow me afterwards. 37 Peter said unto him, Lord, why cannot I follow thee now? I will lay down my life for thy sake. 38 Jesus answered him, Wilt thou lay down thy life for my sake? Verily, verily, I say unto thee, The cock shall not crow, till thou hast denied me thrice.” Jesus told Peter that he would follow him afterwards because Jesus new that Peter did indeed have within him the deeper love necessary to travel to the Kingdom of God, but that he was a few cock crowing experiences away. The love we have for everyone is built, maintain, and strengthen based on the experiences shared along the way: yes, we love Jesus as best as we know, and we, like Peter would like to believe that it isn’t anything that we wouldn’t do for the Lord. Jesus knows that you will do anything in which your capacity to love him can bear, but there are some experiences coming our way that will not be held back to allow us to experience the natural death to the level to be consensual, and faithful for travel. We all still have cock crowing experiences remaining in our lives, the goal is not to run from them, but to use them to ready us for our travel to the Kingdom of God while we are here on the earth.
We have a slight advantage over the original Apostles in that we have always had to walk in Spirit with the Lord, whereas they had the one with the fulness of the Godhead walking down every street, and turning every corner with them, as they went for those few years of ministry with the full powered physical presence of the Lord. We are not spoiled as they were because we have always had to discern alone in Spirit, and walk out what ever decision we made, and call it the cost of doing faith. If I am with the Jesus in who I can see, touch, and run behind at the turning up of any challenge, it’s tea time baby; and they became dependent to that experience of love. So now with Peter and the boys, Jesus is about to leave them, and they are not use to having to operate on the truth of their decisions without having the truth and automatic fact checker there already having the facts and the truth checked out, and already programmed for operation. The Kingdom of Heaven, and the Kingdom of God is in the same kingdom, but it takes a different clearance to access each. Jesus had the access to both, but as Jesus the son of man, he only started out with the access to the Kingdom of Heaven for he came here to establish it, and be the head of this annexation, or begin another division of the kingdom if you will. You and I have already received the clearance for the Kingdom of Heaven by receiving its head (Jesus) by faith or by hearing to be clear to some, and by believing that he is the Son of God gets you your clearance for entry into the Kingdom of heaven or the Church, as a member of the Body of Christ. Now the other clearance needed to the entrance of the Kingdom of God is what Peter, as well as you and I, was after, and Jesus not being big on the slow down of red tape, pushed Peter’s paper work on through pretty quickly: you see how quickly the cock crowing evaluation was upon Peter. It may not come at us so quickly once we make the request for the clearance, but Jesus was about to get on up out of here, and he didn’t want to leave Peter hanging in Spiritual red tape. lol! I couldn’t help my self, it just came out that way.
So let’s look at how Jesus as the son of man, and Peter as a man, as well as you and I, also classified as a man for spiritual purposes, can be about receiving our clearances to the kingdom of God since we know that “The Kingdom of God Is Consensual, Faithful Travel.” I will start first with Jesus receiving his clearance, as he is such a great Son, just always doing whatever his Father wanted him to do: you know, I think that’s enough to do it right there, to get his clearance to the kingdom of God. The evaluation to get the clearance required for The Kingdom of God Is Consensual, Faithful Travel: Jesus came from heaven in agreement with the Father to do all of what he did up to his death, and he did it as a man by faith, and not by a God exercising his power as a God. And Jesus did not fail any of his cock crowing evaluation, howbeit, that sweat dropping like blood thing had to come from the anguish of the pain in his soul. So Jesus is cleared, now let’s look at Peter, as his evaluation is under way with major progress. We could already see the growth not much later on the day of Pentecost of Peter taking the lead role, and redeeming himself of the cock crowing evaluation failure. Unlike on the day of the denials going forth where the cock crowed, on this day Peter in full consent, and in full faith, Peter said it loud, I know this Jesus in which you have crucified. Yep, you can see how the cock crowing type of heat on an individual will show you the flesh in you, that is covering up the love in you to show up at all cost. It will produce the ability in one to stand up for the kingdom of God as Peter didn’t do earlier, but now with the new experiences that he had to face alone without Jesus at the cock crowing evaluation, his deeper love was uncovered after the weak flesh was exposed, and Peter was now ready on the day of Pentecost for his redemption, to show his LOVE for the lord. Yes, I will say that Peter is meeting the guidelines for clearance: The Kingdom of God Is Consensual, Faithful Travel.
Now in thinking about you and I with the clearance that we already have in the kingdom of heaven, life can be pretty good with it alone, and especially if you are doing pretty good for yourself in the world financially. It is not as easy to receive general clearance evaluations on a regular basis if you are not in lack of much as money answers all things when it comes to paying for the things needed to live. The Father is not going to hit you hard in the gut intentionally just to get you more clearance evaluations here on the earth. Now things will happen as it is with life, but that doesn’t mean that the Father did it just to test you: no, most test and evaluations to determine your agreeing with the Will of God, and the faith that is chosen by the circumstance of your need, is done as a consequence to wrong decisions, to chance, and by your associated relationships that brought you into the world of another’s challenges as it was with Jesus and Peter: No Jesus, no Peter having much bad happening to him, other than a bad fishing day. So we just want to continue to live by faith, and in agreement with the Will of God, and keep going forth with our lives here on earth. And when something does come along to challenge us to step up to what we believe on another level, and it disturbs us in our current level of balance as stated in Romans 14:17, “For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost,” we find ourselves having to recalibrate our balance again. So when you do run into a challenge, you won’t yet know which clearance challenge it is until you engage it: and once you engage it, if you are able to be consensual, or to be in agreement with it being the Will of God based on the Word; and then operate at the needed faith level to overcome it, you with the faith will have gained clearance to travel on to the next level of the kingdom of God with the new recalibrated balance. However, If once you engage it, and you find yourself not to be consensual, or not to be in agreement with it being the Will of God based on the Word; and then you will not be able to operate at the needed faith level to overcome it, as you will have failed to gain clearance to travel on to the next level of the kingdom of God, and you will remain at your current clearance level already gained in the kingdom of heaven. The big difference in the Kingdom of God, and the annexed Kingdom of heaven is always your next faith level away: I like to say it in business terms, it is an elevator ride away once you step into it, and engage the button for the ride up to the next top level floor for you.
I love using one of the layouts of Jesus and Peter to complete the understanding of how the two kingdoms are from the same kingdom, and yet they can have you so far apart from each other if you are not consensual, and faithful for travel. So Jesus leaves the garden of gethsemane when the trader and the soldiers show up to take him away as his hour is now at hand: Jesus engages and is consensual, not because of the soldiers, but with his Father on this as usual; and with the releasing of the next faith levels necessary: soldiers, Pilate, beatings, cross, and death; Jesus would travel to the next level of the Kingdom of God. Here’s the thing, picture the kingdom of heaven as the place in the kingdom to where you have currently come this far in your walk and relationship with God; and picture the kingdom of God in the kingdom as where you are always obtaining clearance to go to with your relationship in the Father to where you haven’t gone before as you get closer to your top floor. So Peter, like you and I, he has this great edifying, and revealing talk with Jesus, and a little later he finds out that Jesus’ hour is now at hand: and like Jesus, Peter also engages the people, but unlike Jesus, Peter is not consensual with the Father on the Word, and does not release the necessary faith for him to travel to the next level of the Kingdom of God; and shall therefore, go through the agony and defeat of not having the faith that will travel when his hour was at hand. So Peter, just being an elevator ride away from the top floor for him at that time, will remain at his current clearance level in the kingdom of heaven until the next opportunity for the flesh to die some more or show the faith that will travel comes along: and when this might be, only God knows: ok, since we have hindsight, we know that another opportunity is coming soon for Peter to be consensual with the Father, and show the faith to travel to the next level for him at that time again, on the day of Pentecost!! So what say ye sons and daughters of the most high: are you going to be consensual with the Father, and show the faith to travel, or are you not going to be consensual with the Father, and not show the faith to travel? The Father wants to know, and don’t bother with the answer, He will becoming all of our ways according to the hour at hand. And if it takes some of us a time or two, or three, or four………….or sixty, I know that we will be alright until we can get it, right? Plus remember we are all still in the clearance of the Kingdom of heaven, and just an elevator ride away from the show room. And also, this wouldn’t be a marker of which I would want to harp on that we continually need to trade in, but we do have all the opportunities, or should I say graces on our side if we must have them. I call it the boomerang grace policy, that’s if you’re okay with using a God’s Word against himself: Matthew 18:21-22, “Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.” lol. It appears that the Father really is the most loving Father that can be found, spiritually or naturally.
The Father Still Does Love To Do The Body Good!