The kingdom of heaven is within. One must become like a little child to enter the kingdom of heaven. One must be born of the Spirit to enter the kingdom of heaven, and the wind blows where it wills and you hear the sound of it but you dont know where it is goin or from whence it comes- so it is with everyone who is born of the spirit. The kingdom of God is not meat or drink but righteousness peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
All these verses and more descibe the kingdom of heaven as a state of being. You do not enter it by saying “Lord, Lord”… you enter it my ministering to the “least of these”, water for the thirsty, food for the hungry, visitations to the sickly - "This is true religion, to care for the fatherless and vist widows and orphans. To “visit” means to attend to in this context. Practical evidence of the love of God within.
It is the conditioning of religion that causes everything oto be read in the perspective of “heaven or hell”.
But those who truly “know Him” and are “known by Him” have already entered the kingdom of heaven.
Importantly- Jesus said we who know Him are the ecclesia(church, called out ones) and the gates of hell WILL NOT PREVAIL AGAINST US"
The kingdom of heaven is like a measure of leaven hidden in three bushels of grain untill all is leavened.(Mt 13:33)
When you ad leaven to dough it spreads until the whole lump of dough is transformed into another form. Jesus has been added to us(body soul and spirit) and we have been added to the world.
“If I am lifted up from the earth I will draw all men unto me”(John 12:32)
"The one who sits on the throne says, “Behold I am amking all things new”!(Rev 21)
20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.(Rom 8)
Why? Does the whole creation suffer the pains of childbirth?
“In hope that the creation will be set free from futility into the glorious liberty of the children of God” (ROmans 8)
Jesus said, "The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of God has been given to you, but to others I speak in parables, so that, "‘though seeing, they may not see; though hearing, they may not understand.(Mark 4)’
Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,
26 But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith: Rom 16
In all wisdom and insight 9 He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He purposed in Him 10 with a view to an administration suitable to the fullness of the times, that is, the summing up of all things in Christ, things in the heavens and things on the earth.(EPh 1)
but we speak God’s wisdom in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God predestined before the ages to our glory; 8 the wisdom which none of the rulers of this age has understood; for if they had understood it they would not have crucified the Lord of glory; 9 but just as it is written,
“Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard,
And which have not entered the heart of man,
All that God has prepared for those who love Him.”(1 Cor 2)
As in Adam all died, so also in Christ shall all be made alive…
… For He must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet. 26 The last enemy that will be abolished is death. 27 For He has put all things in subjection under His feet. But when He says, “All things are put in subjection,” it is evident that He is excepted who put all things in subjection to Him. 28 When all things are subjected to Him, then the Son Himself also will be subjected to the One who subjected all things to Him, so that God may be all in all. (1 Cor 15)
30 For just as you once were disobedient to God, but now have been shown mercy because of their disobedience, 31 so these also now have been disobedient, that because of the mercy shown to you they also may now be shown mercy. 32 For God has shut up all in disobedience so that He may show mercy to all.
33 Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways! 34 For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who became His counselor? 35 Or who has first given to Him that it might be paid back to him again? 36 For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen.(Romans 11)
Paul understood the mystery and he taught it plainly. It is religion that has obscured the truth. “By your traditions you make the word of God of no effect”
For it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him, 20 and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things in heaven.(Col 1)