It’s quite notable that the Kingdom of God located in the heavenly realm is something that Jesus had a lot to say about during His earthly ministries. He came primarily to reveal it to humanity who was lost in their sins under the pervasive dominion of the kingdom of darkness. The core foundation of His teachings along with His sacrificial death on the cross was centered specifically on making it possible for mankind to enter God’s Kingdom by pulling them by force out of the kingdom of darkness. Continue reading
One of the Scripture verses that’s quoted frequently in bible teachings in reference to God’s plans and purposes for those who’ve committed their lives to Him is (Jeremiah 29:11). This verse was found in a letter prophet Jeremiah had sent from Jerusalem to the surviving elders among the exiles and to the priests, along with the prophets and all the other people king Nebuchadnezzar had carried into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon. It’s the very part of that particular letter that stands out the most. This took place years after the Babylonians had plundered the entire city of Jerusalem.
From a biblical standpoint, temptation is based entirely on lies and deceptions of Satan. It’s something intended primarily to twist our viewpoints, our emotions, along with our feelings regarding things that are way off limit irrespective of how abhorrent they are to God. Although, temptation can be quite powerful and impulsive, but it’s not sufficient all by itself to drag us into sin without our own consent. That’s where we’re accountable to God regarding the poor choices that we’re making.