When we realize that God is the "I" within us, we will realize that we have never been anywhere other than in the Kingdom of God (or in other words, other than in Heaven!) For the Kingdom of God, is a state of Mind, a state of Knowing that "I and God are One." When Jesus said (in the Lords prayer) 'Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven', He was actually telling us that to function AS God (as the Father), is to 'bring' the Kingdom of God to Earth! For even Planet Earth, is a part of Gods Kingdom! It is His 'Garden of Eden' if we only realized it! And if we want to bring the 'Kingdom of God ' on Earth, we have but to function As God. And we can only function AS God, when we realize that God is our reality (When we realize that God is the "I" within us.)
Do the scriptures not say, 'by thy consciousness (thy word) thou shalt be justified and by thy consciousness (thy word) thou shalt be condemned. (Matthew12: 37) Does it not mean, in the 31 and 32 verse of that chapter, that those who refuse to acknowledge God (the Holy Spirit) as their reality, shall not be forgiven (for not doing so) in this world or the next? Is that not what it means? If so, should we leave this 'plane' (should we die as 'men') (believing ourselves to be this 'person' our parents created when they named us) what makes us think we will suddenly be enlightened? (What makes you think you will suddenly realize that you and God are One?) You will be no different an hour after your spirit has left the body, than you were before your spirit departed it's temple! Might those "souls" that leave the body (believing themselves to be the 'person' they believe themselves to be) be condemned to spending Eternity in that 'state of mind'? Might that be the 'Hell' spoken about in the scriptures? (In Hebrew, the word hell means 'Sheol', a word that simply means 'the place of the dead'.) Those 'Spirits' (those souls) that 'pass out' of this realm, believing they are mere 'men', will most certainly not be 'entering' the Kingdom of God as they anticipate. They will still see themselves as being the person their parents created when they named them at their birth! It is for this reason that it is so urgently necessary that we be 'born again' while 'walking' in the Earth plane! And our Spiritual Rebirth can only take place when we see and acknowledge God, the Father (the Holy Spirit) as being our reality (As being the "I" within us!) For the 'Kingdom' of Heaven, is not a specific 'place', it is a state of mind; a state of KNOWING that the "I" within us IS GOD! For the entire Universe is the Kingdom of God! The religious of the World are good at stating that God is Omnipotent, Omniscient and Omnipresent, but equally good at stating, but "He" is not who I am! And that is for sure, He (God) is not the person we 'believe' ourselves to be! He is the "I" within us; the "I" that IS us! There is no one other than God, the Father!