The Kingdom must be experienced within us personally, and it is through this experience that we individually can see how Mashiyach brings us into the Kingdom. The Kingdom of Heaven is spiritual and we are spiritual beings, we need NOT try to quantify everything that is spiritual according to a religious idea. In reality the Kingdom is also built nephesh b’nephesh (soul to soul) through the ideas that you and I share between us, but we also have a whole set of spiritual tools (so to day) at our disposal to learn how the Kingdom is established in our lives and how to show others the “gates of righteousness” so others can also enter.
We have great assurance within Covenant Promises that every Word of YHWH will be accomplished. His Kingdom is established by what He has spoken and revealed to our hearts, His Kingdom is His Word. By being obedient to His Word, the Kingdom of Heaven is brought into our souls and abides within our spirits, we become in Him and he lives within us.
“And he humbled you, and suffered you to hunger, and fed you with manna, which you knew not, neither did your fathers know; that he might make you know that man does not live by bread only, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of YHWH does man live.”
“I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep Your word. I have not departed from Your judgments: for You have taught me. How sweet are Your Words unto my taste! yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth! Through Your precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way. Your word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep Your righteous judgments.”
In due course of time YHWH presented His Word to you and me in the form of Mashiyach Y’shua. What Y’shua did was demonstrate the Word of YHWH to us, he offered the Kingdom of Elohim to all who were stirred in their spirits to recognize the true purpose of their lives.
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty Elohim, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom , to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the YHWH of Hosts will perform this.
Mashiyach is the Arm of YHWH revealed. Y’shua came to earth as Mashiyach not according to his flesh and blood, or even his soul (emotions and will) but according to the Spirit of YHWH within him. Y’shua taught that YHWH Himself calls Himself “the Mashiyach”, within the original Aramaic teachings (before they were corrupted by hundreds of translations). In other words, everything that Y’shua accomplished was done according to his Father’s will not his own, Y’shua didn’t come to earth to set up another Kingdom. What Y’shua did was ask his people to repent and enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. In other words, turn from trying to set up our own kingdoms and enter into his kingdom that will last forever.
The basis of Mashiyach’s ministry according to Jeremiah 31:31-34 is to write the Torah upon our hearts, this is how His Kingdom is established within us, let’s take another look at it:
“Behold, the days come, says Yahweh, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, says YHWH: But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, says YHWH, I will put my Torah in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their Elohim (God), and they shall be my people. And they shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know ye Yahweh: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, says Yahweh: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”
If we want to know how YHWH is building His Kingdom then we’ll have to let Him write Torah upon our hearts. There is no way we can intellectually or theologically explain how the Spirit of Mashiyach operates, we must experience first hand and individually the work of His Hands.
“Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of Elohim; neither does corruption inherit incorruption.”
1 Corinthians 15:50
The simplicity of obedience is our test and this is how the Kingdom of Elohim is reproduced. Simple obedience is the entry point to Mashiyach, a gate of righteousness. First we are called, we realize that we are not the sum of all things and that our Creator has a purpose for our lives that is greater than the sum of what we ourselves can comprehend. There is more to this life than what the mundane and sensual world has to offer and so we open our spirits to be taught and led by the Father.
If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of Elohim, or whether I speak of myself. He that speaks of himself seeks his own glory: but he that seeks his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him. Did not Moses give you the Torah, and yet none of you keeps the Torah? Why go ye about to kill me? The people answered and said, you have a devil: who goes about to kill you? (John 7:17-20)
In nearly 2,000 years nothing has changed, Rabbinical Judaism and Christianity have been at war with Mashiyach from the beginning. Rabbinical Judaism denies the name and work of Y’shua as Mashiyach and Christianity brings hateful things against their fellows who desire Torah written upon their hearts. Becoming the lovechild of Righteousness will cause all to be hated for Y’shua’s name sake, by one camp or the other.
By living in newness of life and desiring Torah written upon the heart, we make a personal declaration about the Kingdom of Heaven to all worlds, physical and spiritual. Sometimes these are only understand once one begins to make those steps towards the Father. We witness a whole new dynamic avail itself upon us, that our eyes and imaginations could have never known until we ourselves had received the promise. All who follow Mashiyach experience those things he spoke of when our lives are hidden in him. On the one hand it is the most beautiful and empowering thing we will ever experience in this life, and on the other we will wonder why others hate us. Don’t think it will happen to you?
They said of Mashiyach… you have a devil: who goes about to kill you? And we all know that shortly after that, they crucified him.
YHWH be with you,
Baruch Ben Daniel