|Matthew 10:7-8 |
7 And as you go, preach, saying: 'The kingdom of heaven is at hand.' [Notice! Jesus said the kingdom of heaven was at hand, (available); he said it being entered then, by forceful men, by tax collectors, and prostitutes — but not by religious hypocrites who thought they were righteous. Jesus also said that some standing beside him would not die until they saw the kingdom of God come with power. John and Paul, testified to having entered the kingdom then, (including some of the Colossians with Paul); and there is record of thousands of Quakers that entered the kingdom three hundred years ago. Only by repentance is the kingdom entered, and you must enter while you are on earth. Sin must be eliminated because "no sexually immoral, impure or covetous person has any inheritance in the kingdom," Eph 5:3-6. That is why Jesus and John the Baptist preached, "the kingdom is at hand, believe the gospel, repent with remission sin, (release from the bondage of sin.")]
8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons; freely you have received, freely give.