In Matthew 18, verses one through five, the disciples have asked Jesus, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” Jesus calls a child to come to them, and he replies, in verse three, “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever becomes humble like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.”
When I read this I could really feel how Jesus gave a completely different answer from the one that the disciples were expecting. They were thinking of heaven in the same terms that we think of on earth, with a human hierarchy, where some have higher status than others.
Jesus tells the disciples that instead, heaven is a place where the condition of our hearts is the most important thing. He shows them that we all must have the same humility and lack of ego that a child has, something that rank can never give us.
It is also important that we have the same respect for the spiritual authority of God and Christ that a little child has for their parents. This so important to Christ that he says that without it, we will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
Accepting this has been a major struggle for me, though I did not see it being so. I did not foresee, when I interacted with Christ as the consciousness of the Sun while using a legal substance over several years, that I would have to give up complete control of my life. I didn’t really even know how to submit to an authority to this degree, and I have many days when I struggle with it.
But I know that Christ came here to earth and endured tremendous suffering so that we would know how to attain Salvation for our souls through him. This was an incredibly selfless act of love, and as a being that lives in the spirit world, he wants to guide us along a path that allows to us to join him and God in heaven when we die. In order to attain this, we have to allow Christ to purify our souls of our transgressions, and we have to submit to his authority over our lives.
When we submit to his spiritual leadership over our lives, he can guide us toward speech and actions that bring us closer in our relationship with him, and away from things that endanger our soul. His very being and purpose is about love itself, and everything he has done for us is so that we may be saved from descending to the hell realms on our passing. When we accept his Salvation and follow a path of obedience to him, he will take control of our lives and lead us on a spiritual journey with our heavenly home as our destination.
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