House, gate, and even vehicle doors may be opened by keys. They demonstrate your legitimacy for access or use.
Burglars and thieves do not have this privilege. As a result, they give in to pressure or break in wherever they want to go.
Jesus used instances from His time on the planet to teach us about the Kingdom of heaven. He didn't make an effort to describe what paradise was like for us. Among others, he utilized the parables of the mustard seed, the lost treasure, the yeast, the pearl, and the fishing net. He used these illustrations to clarify what paradise is like for us.
These are the keys that will open the Kingdom of heaven for you:
How does one pray?
It is a way to talk to God. We give Him thanks, request sustenance, and beg for pardon for our transgressions. Only through prayer is it possible to communicate with God. While you are unable to communicate with its Owner, how do you intend to enter the Kingdom of Heaven?
We have a good relationship with God and learn more about Him when we pray. God also makes His complete will known to us. And we establish a close bond with the Host of the heavenly kingdom.
How come we pray?
In addition to talking to the Lord, we may also invite Him into our lives through praying.
“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come into him and dine with him, and he with Me” – Revelation 3:20 (NKJV).
We also pray to keep the devil away. And ask for the Lord to preserve us from temptations. When Jesus taught His disciples how to pray, He included this aspect. “And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen” – Mathew 6:13 (NKJV).
2. Worship and Praise
When we travel to paradise, we shall leave all of our worldly customs behind, with the exception of one. Worship. It is the primary driver behind our creation. The Pharisees were rebuked by Jesus. They wanted Him to calm the mob as He entered Jerusalem in triumph.
But He answered and said to them, “I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.” – Luke 19:40 (NKJV).
Worship attracts God’s presence. Heaven too is full of worship for the Lord. “All the Angels stood around the throne and the elders and the four living creatures, and fell on their faces before the throne and worshipped God” – Revelation 7:11 (NKJV).
King David knew this key to the kingdom. He did not shy off from singing and dancing to the Lord despite his stature as a King of Israel. “Then David danced before the Lord with all his might; and David was wearing a linen ephod. So David and all the houses of Israel brought up the ark of the Lord with shouting and with the sound of the trumpet” – 2 Samuel 6:14-15 (NKJV).
In the glories of His people, the Lord lives. He takes pleasure in our worship. People who praise and worship Him are kept and preserved so that they might keep doing so.
3. Making Sacrifices and Offerings
How the Lord is glad when His people bring offerings and sacrifices to His presence. God was the first to start giving. from the beginning until the New Testament. His one and only Son, Jesus Christ, was given in exchange for our sins. It is the greatest act of love that God has ever done.
He commanded the Levites to pass this message to the people. “Three times a year all your males shall appear before the Lord your God in the place which He chooses: at the feast of unleavened bread, at the feast of weeks, and at the feast of tabernacles; and they shall not appear before the Lord empty-handed” – Deuteronomy 16:16 (NKJV).
Do what God requires of you if you want to enter the Kingdom of Heaven, and you will find favor with Him.
4. Submission and humility
God adores obedient people. You are being urged to submit to your creator. The heavenly kingdom will be closed to the haughty and conceited.
Apostle Peter encourages the church: “likewise, younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another and be clothed with humility, for “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble” – 1 Peter 5:5 (NKJV).
The obstacle that will prevent us from entering the heavenly kingdom is pride. The expulsion of the archangel Lucifer from heaven is due to this. What about the pride of a mortal man if God could not accept the pride of an eternal Angel?
In order to inherit the Kingdom of heaven, submit to God and operate under the authority He has established.
5. Forgiveness and Repentance
No unclean thing shall enter heaven. “Pursue peace with all people and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord” – Hebrews 12:14 (NKJV).
Before we turn to God in repentance, we must first confess our sins to one another and provide forgiveness to one another. Your ability to enter paradise will depend on how much forgiveness and repentance you have shown. Jesus included forgiveness in the prayer He taught his disciples to use.
“And forgive our debts, as we forgive our debtors” – Mathew 6:12 (NKJV).
Remorse is a never-ending loop. Never stop repenting because sin is present in everyone. All people have sinned and fall short of God's glory.
In conclusion, you can enter the Kingdom if you can master these keys. God has promised to take away all of our tears, and we will experience no more suffering.