CHAPTER 1 – “EDEN, the GARDEN of GOD” or The “GARDEN of EDEN” – IS IT ONE and the SAME, WHAT IS IT, WHERE WAS/IS IT, WHERE DID IT ORIGINATE, and HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN ON EARTH?

The majority of the Christian Church does NOT do much teaching about the Kingdom of God/heaven, thus we do NOT know as much about It as we should. If you recite what is commonly known as the “Lord’s Prayer” in Matthew 6:9-10, 13 Jesus said, “Pray, therefore, like this: Our Father Who is in heaven {in the third heaven on His throne}, hallowed (kept holy) be Your name. 10 Your {spiritual supernatural} kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven {It is here on earth “TODAY”}.
13 {Heavenly Father} And lead (bring) us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one {Satan and his temporary “kingdom(s) of the world”}. For Yours is the {eternal spiritual supernatural} kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. AMP

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© Is His Kingdom coming in the future; or is It here NOW?

As a Christian, do you know what Christ’s Kingdom means to you and for you? How important is Christ’s Kingdom to you? Is His Kingdom coming in the future, or is It here NOW? Many Christians believe that Christ’s Kingdom will come with Him at His Second Coming which is true, but if the truth be known, It is WITHIN YOU NOW individually and It is AMONG US NOW as members of Christ’s Bride Church! Are you living and conducting your life as though It is a part of your daily life? Do the members of your church act like they are part of Christ’s Kingdom here on earth or are they acting most of the time like they used to BEFORE they were saved and living in the “kingdom(s) of the world?”
Luke 17:21 {Jesus Said} Nor will people say, Look! Here [it is]! or, See, [it is] there! For behold, the kingdom of God is within you {individually} [in your {spiritual} hearts] and among you {corporately as Christ’s Bride Church} [surrounding you]. AMP
2 Peter 2:20-22 And when a person has escaped from the wicked ways of the world by learning about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and {this Christian} then gets tangled up with sin and becomes its slave again, he is worse off than he was before. 21 It would be better if he had never known about Christ at all than to learn of him and then afterwards turn his back on the holy commandments that were given to him. 22 There is an old saying that “A dog comes back to what he has vomited, and a pig is washed only to come back and wallow in the mud again.” That is the way it is with those who turn again to their sin. TLB

The words Kingdom of God and kingdom of heaven are used interchangeably in the New Testament. Christ’s parables interchangeably use Kingdom of God or Kingdom of Heaven meaning one is the same place as the other.
Matthew 19:23-24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “It is almost impossible for a rich man to get into the Kingdom of Heaven. 24 I say it again-it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God!” TLB

This Kingdom of God at the present time is a “spiritual{/nonphysical} supernatural{/nonearthly}” Kingdom meaning that It is not visible and is illusive – not at a fixed place here on earth at this time. As we continue with this study, you will truly understand that God’s Kingdom is within each Saint and among us in Christ’s Bride Church and the implication of It as such. God’s spiritual supernatural Kingdom represents the very embodiment/personification/the perfect example of Jesus Christ that wherever He is, His Kingdom is with Him and in Him! And we also must realize that Jesus Christ, His Father, and the Holy Spirit – the Godhead – make their home within each truly “Born Again” Christian.
John 14:23 Jesus answered, If a person [really] loves Me, he will keep My word [obey My teaching]; and My Father will love him, and We {My Father and I} will come to him and make Our home (abode, special dwelling place) with him. AMP
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 Do you not know that your body is the temple (the very sanctuary) of the Holy Spirit Who lives within you, Whom you have received [as a Gift] from God? You are not your own, 20You were bought with a price [purchased with a preciousness and paid for, made His own]. So then, honor God and bring glory to Him in your body. AMP
Colossians 2:10 And you {put your name __________________} are in Him, made full and having come to fullness of life [in Christ you too are filled with the Godhead–Father, Son and Holy Spirit–and reach full spiritual stature]. And He is the Head of all rule and authority [of every angelic principality and power]. AMP

Who are the ONLY residents of God’s spiritual supernatural Kingdom? ONLY truly “Born Again” Saints! I cannot stress this enough! We MUST not continue to be living as we used to in the “kingdom(s) of the world” before we were saved!
John 3:3, 5 Jesus answered him, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, that unless a person is born again (anew, from above), he cannot ever see (know, be acquainted with, and experience) the kingdom of God.
5Jesus answered, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, unless a man is born of water and [even] the Spirit, he cannot [ever] enter the kingdom of God. [Ezek 36:25-27.] AMP
1 Corinthians 12:2 You know that when you were pagans {unsaved sinners}, somehow or other you were influenced and led astray to mute idols {demonic spirits}. NIV
1 Peter 4:1-5 Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because he who has suffered in his body is done with sin. 2 As a result, he {you} does not live the rest of his earthly life for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God. 3 For you have spent enough time in the past doing what pagans {the unsaved sinners} choose to do — living in debauchery, lust, drunkenness, orgies, carousing and detestable idolatry. 4 They {your former acquaintances} think it strange that you do not plunge with them {back} into the same flood of dissipation{/sin}, and they heap abuse on you {call you names}. 5 But they will have to give account to him {Jesus Christ} who is ready to judge the living and the dead. NIV
2 Timothy 4:1 I CHARGE [you] in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, Who is to judge the living and the dead, and by (in the light of) His coming and His kingdom: AMP

As a Christian, Christ and His spiritual supernatural Kingdom are IN YOU and YOU are in It NOW! Scripture shares with us that the Godhead – God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit – all live within us and as such the spiritual supernatural Kingdom of God is present with you and in you at all times via God the Holy Spirit. THIS MAKES ALL OF US THE VERY EMBODIMENT/ PERSONIFICATION OR REPRESENTATION/EXAMPLE OF THE SPIRITUAL SUPERNATURAL KINGDOM OF GOD HERE ON EARTH!!!

Again, do you act as such? Does your life reflect to those around you that you know Jesus Christ as your personal “Savior” of your life? That He is your “Lord God” and “Master” of your life? Are you a “peculiar”/different acting person than you used to be? Do you now act differently than your former friends? Do you now act like a truly “Born Again” Christian or do you act this way just on Sunday or around other Christians? Are you a hypocrite/phony/charlatan? You can fool me, but you cannot fool God! It is time for ALL Christians to get “real” in our faith, worship, and service to God!
Luke 17:20-21 Now when He {Jesus Christ} was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them and said, “The {spiritual supernatural} kingdom of God does not come with observation {because you cannot physically see It}; 21 nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is {hidden} within you.” NKJV {BUT you should feel and know the presence of His spiritual supernatural Kingdom within you because your conscience will convict you!}
Luke 11:34-35 Your eye is the lamp of your body; when your eye (your conscience) is sound and fulfilling its office, your whole body is full of light {life}; but when it is not sound and is not fulfilling its office, your body is full of darkness {death}. 35 Be careful, therefore, that the light that is in you is not darkness. AMP
Colossians 2:9-10 For in Him {Jesus Christ} the whole fullness of Deity (the Godhead) continues to dwell in bodily form [giving complete expression of the divine nature]. 10And you are in Him {and He is in you}, made full and having come to fullness of life [in Christ you too are filled with the Godhead–Father, Son and Holy Spirit–and reach full spiritual stature]. And He is the Head of all rule and authority [of every angelic principality and power]. AMP
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 Haven’t you yet learned that your body is the home of the Holy Spirit God gave you, and that he lives within you? Your own body does not belong to you. 20 For God has bought you with a great price. So use every part of your body to give glory back to God because he owns it. TLB
Luke 22:29 And {Jesus said} I bestow {confer} upon you {My adopted children} a kingdom, just as My Father bestowed one {the same Kingdom of God} upon Me, NKJV
Romans 8:17 And since we are his children, we will share his treasures {of His Kingdom as co-heirs with Christ} – for all God gives to his Son Jesus is now ours too. But if we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering. TLB
John 1:12-13 But to as many as did receive and welcome Him, He gave the authority (power, privilege, right) to become the children of God, that is, to those who believe in (adhere to, trust in, and rely on) His name– [Isa 56:5.] 13 Who owe their {spiritual re}birth neither to bloods nor to the will of the flesh [that of physical impulse] nor to the will of man [that of a natural father], but to God. [They are born of God!] AMP
1 Peter 2:9-10 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation {as children of the Kingdom of God}, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: 10 Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy {salvation through God’s Grace}. KJV

As a Christian, do you live as though you are an ambassador/representative on earth for Christ? Do YOU act as though you possess the Kingdom of God and Its King?
2 Corinthians 5:20 So we are Christ’s ambassadors, God making His appeal as it were through us. We [as Christ’s personal representatives] beg you for His sake to lay hold of the divine favor [now offered you] and be reconciled to God {be “Born Again”/saved}. AMP
1 Timothy 6:15 For in due season Christ will be revealed from heaven by the blessed and only Almighty God, {as} the King of kings and Lord of lords, TLB

This is what “The MYSTERY of the KINGDOMS REVEALED – PART II” is about. To help YOU to realize who you are through your faith in Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, Lord God, and Master and to share your testimony – our works – to win lost sinners to Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and then as their Lord God and Master.
1 John 4:14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. NIV
Acts 4:12 And there is salvation in and through no one else, for there is no other name {Jesus Christ} under heaven given among men by and in which we must be saved. AMP
John 1:1-2 IN THE beginning [before all time] was the Word (Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself. [Isa 9:6.] 2He {God the Son/Jesus Christ} was present originally {from the beginning} with God {the Father and God the Holy Spirit}. AMP
John 8:23-24 He {Jesus Christ} said to them, You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world (of this earthly order); I am not of this world. 24 That is why I told you that you will die in (under the curse of) your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He [Whom I claim to be–if you do not adhere to, trust in, and rely on Me], you will die in your sins. AMP {We MUST believe that Jesus Christ is God the Son!}
Exodus 3:14 And God {the Father} said to Moses, I AM WHO I AM and WHAT I AM, and I WILL BE WHAT I WILL BE; and He said, You shall say this to the Israelites: I AM has sent me to you! AMP
Matthew 23:10 Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ. KJV {One’s making Jesus Christ as their personal Savior is hard enough to do and to believe in Him as Lord God/God the Son, is a MUST [John 8:23-24 above], but to make Him our Master is so hard because we have to humble ourselves completely to God as we work out our salvation into the Kingdom of God.}
Philippians 2:5 Let this same attitude and purpose and [humble] mind be in you which was in Christ Jesus: [Let Him be your example in humility:] AMP
Philippians 2:12-16 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; 13 for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure. 14 Do all things without complaining and disputing, 15 that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, 16 holding fast the word of life,…….. NKJV
Galatians 5:16-17 I advise you to obey only the Holy Spirit’s instructions. He will tell you where to go and what to do, and then you won’t always be doing the wrong things your evil nature wants you to. 17 For we naturally love to do evil things that are just the opposite from the things that the Holy Spirit tells us to do; and the good things we want to do when the Spirit has his way with us are just the opposite of our natural desires. These two forces within us {your “old man” versus the life giving Spirit} are constantly fighting each other to win control over us, and our wishes are never free from their pressures. TLB
Ephesians 4:22 that you {as a new Christian} put off, concerning your former conduct {sinful nature}, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts {of a sinful spiritual heart and mind-set}, NKJV
Romans 7:15 {Paul talking} For what I am doing, I do not understand; for I am not practicing what I would like to do, but I am doing the very thing I hate. NASU
Romans 8:2 For the power of the life-giving Spirit-and this power is mine through Christ Jesus-has freed me from the vicious circle of sin and death. TLB
Matthew 18:4 Whoever will humble himself therefore and become like this little child [trusting, lowly, loving, forgiving] is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. AMP
Matthew 28:18-19 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, NASU

This study will equip you IF you are willing to be anointed by God to go out into the highways and byways of the world to help people, to share your faith in Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, and to bring these new children of Jesus Christ to church to be discipled/nurtured so their faith can become rock solid in Him as God the Son/Son of Man and God the Father and God the Holy Spirit {the Godhead/ Trinity} and their spiritual supernatural Kingdom!
John 1:12-13 But to as many as did receive and welcome Him, He gave the authority (power, privilege, right) to become the children of God, that is, to those who believe in (adhere to, trust in, and rely on) His name– [Isa 56:5.] 13Who owe their birth neither to bloods {ethnicity} nor to the will of the flesh [that of physical impulse {sexual lust}] nor to the will of man [that of a natural father{parents wanting children}], but to God. [They are {spiritually “Born Anew”} born of God!] AMP
Luke 14:23 {Using a parable, Jesus said} Then the master said to the servant, {You as a child of God} ‘Go out into the highways {open areas of life} and hedges {separating partitions that form closed areas of life i.e. go everywhere}, and compel {strongly urge} them {unsaved sinners} to come in {that they may be saved}, that my house {Bride Church} may be filled. NKJV
Revelation 1:8 {Jesus speaking} I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, says the Lord God, He Who is and Who was and Who is to come, the Almighty (the Ruler of all). [Isa 9:6.] AMP
Isaiah 9:6 For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father [of Eternity], Prince of Peace. [Isa 25:1; 40:9-11; Matt 28:18; Luke 2:11.] AMP

Again I will ask to you to pray for God the Holy Spirit’s imputation/crediting to you the spiritual supernatural “sound mind of Christ.” Look at the spiritual supernatural things you can be equipped with as a “child of God. Because you are praying for this spiritual supernatural “sound mind of Christ,” you can ask God in prayer to continue to reveal to you His spiritual supernatural “Kingdom,” you can ask Him to reveal your spiritual supernatural “STANDARD”/spiritual profile as a Christian, you can ask Him to reveal your spiritual supernatural “DNA” of God, you can ask Him to reveal what Scripture means when It says that we have a spiritual supernatural “ONENESS” with God. No human will ever be “god,” but we can be like Christ! Also now because of your fresh and new spiritual condition, God will impute/credit to you His spiritual supernatural “GIFTS” for your works of ministry. All of these things can and will be revealed to those who have renewed and transformed their mind from the physical realm to the spiritual supernatural realm.
2 Corinthians 5:16-17 So stop evaluating Christians by what the world thinks about them or by what they seem to be like on the outside. Once I {Paul} mistakenly thought of Christ that way, merely as a human being like myself. How differently I feel now! 17 When someone becomes a Christian, {spiritually} he becomes a brand new person inside. He is not the same anymore. A new {- get ready – a spiritual supernatural} life has begun! TLB
Romans 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude {towards the “kingdom(s) of the world” and the Kingdom of God}], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you]. AMP

Have you ever thought about what the “new life” of your being “Born Again” means to YOU? Have you ever asked God to reveal to you what it does mean FOR YOU BOTH physically AND spiritually?

As I continue along in this book, I will reveal to you that there are a lot of spiritual supernatural mysteries about your inhabiting the Kingdom of God and It inhabiting you that we do not know! How are YOU going to know, understand all of this plus accept it and apply it as part of who YOU are in Jesus Christ?
Jeremiah 33:2-3 Thus says the Lord Who made [the earth], the Lord Who formed it to establish it–the Lord is His name: 3 Call to Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things, fenced in and hidden, which you do not know (do not distinguish and recognize, have knowledge of and understand). AMP {IF you are NOT doing this, you are missing out BIG TIME!!!}

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