Posted: December 26, 2017 in Matthew, Matthew 19
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Key to the Kingdom domain © by Ross Cochrane


In computer terms entering the Kingdom of Heaven is like creating a one-way, outgoing, external trust relationship with another domain.

This new trust relationship will not function until the Administrator for the reciprocal domain uses His credentials to create the incoming side of the trust. God has the administrative credentials for heaven’s domain and the authority to give us entrance into His domain. He has created an incoming side of the trust relationship. It is up to us to respond.

A one-way, outgoing, external trust relationship will allow resources in God’s domain to be accessed by our domain. For example, if God is the administrator of and He has resources in that domain of eternal life that you would like to access as an active user (or in the case of followers of Christ, active givers) then you must come under His authority and directions.

  • On the Direction of Trust page, click One-way Jesus: outgoing, and then click Next.
  • Keep following the domain commands where God allows access.

What does God require to enter His domain?

Matthew 19:23 says, “Then Jesus said to His disciples, “I tell you the truth, it is very hard for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.”

What is the domain of the

We mistakenly think of the Kingdom of Heaven as exclusively talking about the cyberspace domain of heaven when we crash. But a Kingdom does not only refer to a place. It also refers to the domain of the rulership of the King. The Kingdom of Heaven refers to God’s authority to rule, right now, over our lives. We live righteously and Heaven’s will is done on earth as it is in heaven. We can “enter into” that kingdom domain now and make use of all its resources by coming under the authority of Christ as King.

Colossians 1:12-14 (NLT) says “For He (Jesus) has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of His dear Son, who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins.” Paul isn’t suggesting that we all die physically in this process. Not straight away. We come under the authority of the King of kings in our lives, His Kingdom reign and rulership, here and now. The kingdom is among us, now.

Romans 14:17-18 (NLT) says, among other things, “For the Kingdom of God is … living a life of goodness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. If you serve Christ with this attitude, you will please God…”

The invitation of Christ to the rich young ruler is not only talking about the place called Heaven’s domain is merely an extension of Christ’s authority of perfect rulership. It is for those who are willing to come under the rule and reign of Christ in their lives. It is an acknowledgment that He is King of kings and Lord of lords.

Christ’s rulership will continue on beyond our physical lives. The eternal kingdom is the realm or domain of the rule and reign of God in a perfect universe for all eternity, (cyberspace to the max) and for us, it starts the moment we come under the authority of Christ and give our lives to Him. Not only Jews but Gentiles. In Matthew 8:11 (NLT) Jesus says, “And I tell you this, that many Gentiles will … feast in the Kingdom of Heaven.”

So Matthew 19:24 says “I’ll say it again—it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of God!” 

Why so difficult for a rich person to enter into

In Matthew 6:21 (NLT) Jesus answers that question by saying, “Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.”

Judas knew the power of riches to sway the wavering heart. It all has to do with the Kingdom of Heaven. He was not willing to come under the authority of Christ.

This imports fresh understanding into what Jesus invites us to do in Matthew 6:33 (NLT), “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He (God) will give you everything you need” (Matthew 6:33 NLT).

Pastor Ross

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