Thursday, November 15, 2007

The Kingdom of the Father’s Will

While He was still talking to the multitudes, behold, His mother and brothers stood outside, seeking to speak with Him. Then one said to Him, “Look, Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside, seeking to speak with You.”

But He answered and said to the one who told Him, “Who is My mother and who are My brothers?” And He stretched out His hand toward His disciples and said, “Here are My mother and My brothers! For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother and sister and mother.” (Matthew 12:46-50)
Whoever does the will of the Father is the brother or sister of Jesus, for the kingdom of Heaven on Earth is all about the will of the Father being done on earth as it is in heaven. How do we do the will of the Father? That is what some people who came to hear Jesus asked.
Then they said to Him, “What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?” Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent.” (John 6:28-29)
Jesus said that the work of God, which is the will of the Father, is to believe in the one the Father sent, that is, in the Lord Jesus Himself. That is how we become His brothers and sisters.
But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name. (John 1:12)
The kingdom of Heaven on Earth is all about the will of the Father being done on earth as it is in heaven. The will of the Father is all about believing in Jesus.



The Kingdom of Heaven on Earth

The Kingdom of Heaven on Earth
Keys to the Kingdom of God
in the Gospel of Matthew

by Jeff Doles

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