Although the series is about the Kingdom of Heaven, we cannot start unless we look at what empowers the Kingdom of Heaven. The very essence of Heaven is God. Unless we understand Love, God's Love (Agape Love), we have no reference or constant to navigate in this dimension.
Let's look at the following scripture:
This is a powerful statement, but I will prove to you that this is the TRUTH. How, you might ask? Take a moment to consider the following:
God IS Love… Love is the very essence of God. So, when you are faced with the Truth of HOW Love would act and what Love actually means, you cannot deny that unconditional Love would sacrifice everything… Unconditional Love is NEVER selfish, but unselfish.
The scripture says that whoever doesn't acknowledge the Son, has no idea of who God is or what Love is. If you loved someone unconditionally, you would be willing to lay down your life for him/her. This is what Jesus did for us, and if you hear this and you don't agree that this is how your Heavenly Father would act because of the love He has for you, then you do not know Him.
1Jo 2:22 Who is a liar but the person who denies that Jesus is the Christ? The person who denies the Father and the Son is the Antichrist.
The scripture says that whoever doesn't agree, doesn't know the truth and doesn't know LOVE. The person is deceived and will deceive you. They have no understanding of Love.
Although they might not agree, they will hurt you, deceive you, beguile you and negatively influence you, because they DO NOT BELIEVE in Love. If you choose to believe them, instead of the Truth, you will get hurt, and because your life is not as God promised it to be, you will curse Him that cares for you. This is not God hurting you, but you destroying yourself because you didn't value wisdom.
1Jo 2:24 -27 What you have heard from the beginning must abide in you. If what you have heard from the beginning abides in you, you will also abide in the Son and in the Father. The message that he himself declared to us is eternal life. I have written to you about those who are trying to deceive you. The anointing you received from him abides in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. Instead, because his anointing teaches you about everything and is true and not a lie, abide in him, as he taught you to do.
Another principal that you have to use in navigating in this dimension, is that you can only love another to the extent that you love yourself. You cannot allow yourself to be used and/or abused and call it love. Love never fails.
Stay teachable… Humility patience and steadfastness will allow you to overcome everything by His guidance. Ponder and meditate on His Word. Use Love as your guide and surround yourself with willing individuals that although not perfect, are willing to follow Love at any cost. If they have the same standard you have, all your relationships will work. If they do not believe that they should act as Love, in Love and live by the standard of Love, then they have chosen selfishness and their own company. Do not build relationships with such people, but keep the door open to them should they choose to change their beliefs.
Blessings, Mother of Faith