The top subject of Jesus’ teachings is the Kingdom of God, aka the Kingdom of Heaven. A New Testament word search of the 21st Century King James Version (no, I haven’t researched all versions) yields a count of 125 instances of the topic of money and 164 instances of the topic of the Kingdom of God and the Kingdom of Heaven. Counting further, Jesus used the phrase ‘my kingdom’ three times and the phrase ‘His kingdom’ (referring to God’s kingdom) 12 times. In all, Jesus referred to the Kingdom of God 179 times.
Inarguably, peace is the most sought commodity anywhere on the earth. The most sought coin by coin collectors is the Eisenhower Peace silver dollars, according to the U.S. Coin Guide.
There is the lesser kingdom of drug addiction that rules the lives of its legal and illegal subjects.
Deep in the heart of the Kingdom of Pot in northern California, congregants depart this for a more durable peace in the Kingdom of God.
From The Baptist Press read:
As recorded in John 14:27 (NLT), Jesus said, “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.”
Pot users flock to Arcata, California to find fleeting peace through pot and wind up finding everlasting peace through a local portal into the Kingdom of God.
Speaking to doubting Thomas, Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me. If you had really known me, you would know who my Father is. From now on, you do know him and have seen him!”
Are you desperate for peace today? I have good news! You don’t have to travel to Arcata, California to find it. Jesus is omnipresent. He’s waiting for you to open your heart to him.
In August of 1974, I was unemployed and in a desperate situation. I told my wife, “I don’t know what to do.” She said we needed to go to church. After a divine encounter with the Creator of the Universe, the King of kings, I became a new creature. Changes began overnight and continue these many years later on.
As I move into my twilight years, I don’t fear death; I just want others to experience this radical peace only found in the Kingdom of God.
Call on him while you can. There comes a time when it will be too late.
The above list is not all encompassing. There are tribes and one will be right for you.