Kingdom Builders

1. You may enter the kingdom as a child, but the Father requires that you grow up, by grace, to the full stature of spiritual adulthood – to go tell all nations the good news of this gospel.

2. Kingdom believers must increasingly learn how to step aside from the rush of life – escape the harassments of material existence – while they refresh the soul, inspire the mind, and review the spirit by worshipful communion.

3. Believers are immune to the depression consequent upon purely material upheavals; spirit lives are not perturbed by the episodes of the material world.

4. Candidates for eternal life are practitioners of an invigorating and constructive technique for meeting all of the vicissitudes and harassments of mortal living.

5. Every day a true believer lives, he finds it easier to do the right thing; God-knowing individuals are not discouraged by misfortune or downcast by disappointment.

6. The true believer does not grow weary in well doing just because he is thwarted; difficulty whets the ardor of the truth lover, while obstacles only challenge the exertions of the undaunted kingdom builder.

7. “It will be only through tribulation that many will enter the kingdom; but those who have found the kingdom, their joy will be full, and they shall be called the blest of all the earth.”

8. “Seek not, then, for false peace and transient joy but rather for the assurance of faith and the sureties of divine sonship which yield composure, contentment, and supreme joy in the spirit.”

9. “The children of this world fight for the establishment and enlargement of the kingdoms of this world, but my disciples shall enter the kingdom of heaven by their moral decisions and by their spirit victories; and when they once enter therein, they shall find joy, righteousness, and eternal life.”

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