We are living in Eternity NOW. Eternity is the present moment. Life ... is eternal. 'I' ... am the Life. 'I' ... is the identity of God ''I' ... am the Lord ... that is my name'. Life is synonymous with God. 'You'... are Life .embodied... God embodied. The name you go by is not who you really are ... its only who you 'think' you are. The 'I' within you is the real you, and that 'I' ... is God (the Father). 'I and the Father are One.' Only Life lives ... only God lives. It's all a matter of realization.
We have been admonished to seek the 'Kingdom' of God ... and all things would be added unto us. We have been led to believe it is a 'specific place'. The entire Universe is the 'Kingdom' of God. There is no 'place' other than the 'Kingdom' of God. It is not a specific 'place' ... IT IS A STATE OF MIND ... a state of KNOWING that the 'I' within us is the Father! Planet Earth is the Garden of Eden. You have never been anywhere else! Let us look at Mathew 6:33. 'But seek ye first the Kingdom of God' (the consciousness of God) ... and the 'right use' of that consciousness ... 'and all these things shall be added unto you'. With God (as God) ... all things are possible. The I within you that says I am Henry, Joseph, Peter, Marie, Helen, Francis, etc., etc. ... is the Father! 'I and the Father are One'. You are much more than the person you believe yourself to be. There is not God AND you ... there is only God. When you realize the significance of this ... through common sense, you will realize that you are the presence ... the embodiment, of Him who is Eternal ... of that which is eternal. How can that which is the Eternal ever die? The Eternal is the Eternal is the Eternal!
But ... you cannot attain this state of Mind (the Christ Mind) without first dying to self. So long as you believe yourself to be the person your parents 'created' when they named you at your birth ... you cannot 'enter' that 'Kingdom' ... you cannot attain God consciousness!
The 'Christ Mind' is not the sole possession of Him who was known as 'Jesus' ... it is the consciousness in which each of us can function when we realize our relationship to our Source ... to that which is God ... if we choose to live in that consciousness!
On the mount of transfiguration 'His face did shine as the Sun'. His awareness of being God caused the illumination of His countenance. When you realize that God is the real you ... and choose to walk in that consciousness ... you too will experience that transformation. IT IS THE LAW! The transfiguration is the end result of walking in God consciousness ... in the Christ Mind. (If we walk in the light as 'He who is the light' ... the 'Christ Life' will make that transformation ... our reality). Praise God for the transforming power of the Christ Mind.
We do not have to die physically to enter God's Kingdom. WE HAVE BUT TO DIE TO SELF. 'If thou wilt be perfect ... go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor and thou shalt have treasure in heaven, and come and follow me' (come and walk as me ... as God). Why would you have to die to get there when you are already there? Just realize it! You are the Eternal living in Eternity ... in the Kingdom of God NOW.
You do not have to wait until after you die physically to enter the 'Kingdom' of God but ... you must die to self. That is a prerequisite. You cannot attain God consciousness (the Christ Mind) so long as you are determined to live as a man. 'You cannot serve God and mammom'. The choice is yours to make. You can't have your cake and eat it too. Realize who you are, what you are, and where you are. You are an embodiment of Him who is Eternal ... You are the Divine Mind, manifesting as a 'man' ... living on planet Earth ... in the 'Kingdom of God', only you are functioning as a 'human' being , instead of functioning as the 'Father' (as God). The 'I' within you is who you are and that 'I' ... is the Father!
To live as 'man' ... is to deny God possession of His own temple. That is a sin ... and 'the wages of sin is death ... but the gift of God (the gift of the Christ Mind) ... is Eternal Life'. The transformation caused by the 'renewing of your mind' is far more than a mere mental transformation. It will cause a physical transformation ... transforming the so-called physical body into a temple of Light (the transfiguration).
I quote from the writings of Paul the Apostle. If only Paul had known that he and God were One and the same ... what a difference that would have made to the world. Remember ... the Bible was written by men ... by men who thought as men ... What if it had been written by men who thought as God ... as 'Jesus' thought? 1 Corinthians 15:46. Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural ... and afterward that which is spiritual. (My interpretation) - "Nevertheless the 'natural' came first and afterward the spiritual." Why? So that the transforming power of the Truth, of the Christ Mind, would be made manifest to the glory of God!
15:47-58 'The first man is of the earth, earthy ... the second man is the Lord from heaven. As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy ... and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the earthy ... we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God ... neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I show you a mystery ... we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump ... for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. “O death, where is thy sting?” “O grave, where is thy victory?”