What does this mean to you? How can we apply this adults?

16 But Jesus called them to him, saying, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. 17 Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.”

Luke 18:16-17

asked 31 Jan '11, 18:42

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edited 31 Jan '11, 19:36

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A child is full of awe, wonder and excitement, a child accepts without suspicion of being tricked. A child accepts without fear of being hurt or making the wrong choice.

When we bring fear with us we bring something to fear with us, if I am having a dream and in my dream I have fear I soon find something to fear, ahhhhhhh I was right there was something here to fear!!!!!! But consider this, we are players in a play that we are writing as we go along in thought. We are the ones making the predestination of our experiences in an infinitesimal moment before we experience it by our expectations.

A child has no expectations, a child wants to know what is there and explores with no expectation but wonder and awe.

There is a comic in the paper called Lio and in it this little boy has all these "evil" supernatural experiences. Monsters, devils, the living dead, vampires all these are his friends. We can look at this from an adult perspective and say that kid is the omen child what is he suppose to be the Anti-Christ child? But if I think back to the movie Frankenstein, there was a scene where the monster found this little girl, she talked to him, she played with him on the teeter-totter she showed him her dolly. He did not try to kill her he did not try to harm her, she in her child innocence controlled the monster without even knowing it. I think this is the same with this Lio his child heart and mind has no fear of those things and his love shines through so he controls the things most fear.


answered 31 Jan '11, 19:05

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Wade Casaldi

edited 06 Nov '13, 00:13


good points, we really are creating outcomes by our expectations, and children are free of this.

(31 Jan '11, 19:21) Back2Basics

Great answer!

(01 Apr '12, 00:07) LapisLazuli

Well done Wade a childs faith leads them to God.

(03 Apr '12, 05:47) Paulina 1

Thank you so much, I am glad to help. :-)

(03 Apr '12, 08:44) Wade Casaldi
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"The Kingdom of God is within you." The Spirit of a child has the purest and highest connection to The Source of All that incarnates on Earth, because a child's spirit is still in full integrity with The Kingdom of God, demonstrated by the unconditional Love and pure Joy that children display. What The Master is telling us, is that in order to receive the Peace, Joy and to be fit to enter into that Blissful State of Mind, know as Heaven (contained within The Kingdom (Mind) of God), you must be reborn and reconnect to the Mind of God; the pathways to The Kingdom (Mind) of God are filled with Unconditional Love, Peace, Joy and Power. A child will follow his natural curiosity and desires of his Spirit and is fearless in regard to the opinions of others; these are the humble attributes that allow for reconnection to The Kingdom of God and all its Blessings.


answered 01 Feb '11, 01:28

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nicely put, thank you.

(02 Feb '11, 17:01) Back2Basics

The journey of return is a journey of no comparisons. In our trip, we build an inventory of the world. Big, tall, wide, fat, pretty, ugly etc. It is our lesson to be able to squeeze between our interpretations of the world in order to come to a universal truth that everything is relative and constantly changing. As adults, we rely on our choices to survive and manage, but sometimes we screen out things that could have helped us. As a child, means without judgment. The kingdom is WITHOUT judgment allowing us to be totally free within.


answered 01 Feb '11, 20:14

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I see the child as the next purest in heart, next to adults. So, the message is intended for the adult to be like the child, before he can enter into the Kingdom of God!

The message is also a spiritual conviction meant to challenge the adult to be like the child pure in heart in the sight of God!


answered 01 Feb '11, 06:52

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the child looks up to his elders, in innocence, and knowing there is yet much to learn,
usually not afraid when awed by the presence or comforting vibrations of an elder,
nor does the child's mind get in the way and distort the experience to what it is not.
a willingness to learn


answered 03 Feb '11, 02:43

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A child comes expecting, trusting, accepting, pure and uninfluenced yet by the world. The child puts his tooth under his pillow expecting money in it's place in the morning. A child hangs up her stocking expecting Santa to come and put good things in it. (It's unfortunate that we lie to our kids about these things, I believe it affects their ability to trust their parents once they have found out they were lying to them.) When we come to Christ, we must come expecting that what He says is true, trusting, hoping and uninfluenced by the boundaries of the world as we see it. Jesus told his desciples that they had seen Him do great things, but that they would do greater things. That is where the kingdom of heaven is, where we are in that place of trust and faith that allows us that power that He promised. But the Church fell asleep and lost that connection, that power. Peter walked on water as long as he believed. It was when he doubted that he fell. He didn't believe Jesus when He told peter to do it. The faith of a child would allow you to trust Jesus enough to walk on the water even though the boundaries of the world say that we cannot. It would be much easier if Jesus was in the flesh standing before us walking on the water like Peter saw Him. Faith and hope have been diluted by toothfairies and santa clause and easter bunnies so that Jesus has just become one more mythological being that only exists in our imagination. Christianity has been separated from it's supernatural source, and has given their powers over to those whom they call new age or some other scary cult that is not of Jesus. The Church has become a platform for politics while the powers that Jesus gave us were given over to mysticism. This is the adult view of heaven.

So to come as a child is to come without judgement, fear, doubt. It is to come with trust, faith, hope and love expecting great things, expecting to do great things.


answered 26 Feb '11, 17:37

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edited 30 Mar '12, 09:43

this is true.....

(01 Mar '11, 01:55) Back2Basics

Thank you @Back2Basics

(03 Apr '12, 08:56) Fairy Princess

the child is pure and innocent not tainted by ego and judgement. darkness will not come in the light. the kingdom is light.

I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it."

And he said: "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."

Brothers, stop thinking like children. In regard to evil be infants, but in your thinking be adults.

Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation,


Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.

But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God."


giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light.

to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.'

For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light.

it is in the bible right in your face but you do not see it.


Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

Blessed are the meek, for they shall possess the earth.

Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for justice, for they shall be satisfied.

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.

Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

Blessed are they who suffer persecution for justice sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.


Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 22:38 This is the first and great commandment.

22:39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

22:40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets." (Matthew 22:34-40 KJV)


seek the truth. meditate remove the darkness from you by staying in truth have faith. do not judge do not do what you hate. be a peacemaker. have a pure heart. respect the 2 most important commendemnt in the bible. love God with all your soul(heart and mind) and love your neighbor like your self.

the child understand this there is one that is in the truth and he is blessed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M__UjYsJrR0

Jesus said, "The man old in days will not hesitate to ask a small child seven days old about the place of life, and he will live. For many who are first will become last, and they will become one and the same."


the little book as been open. eat it it will be bitter to your stomach and sweet to your lips.


answered 31 Mar '12, 02:33

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edited 01 Apr '12, 04:13

Perhaps, the child carries no baggage with him to the heavens?? lol


that's my two cents xD


answered 01 Apr '12, 05:51

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Little children are simple and pure.

We should, in our minds, clear away all the adult garbage and worry- the fears, the unfulfilled dreams, the mistakes...

And receive the Love of God like a child- without thought, without fear, without doubt that God can do anything.

It is the Essence of Holiness. It is the Essence of Being- and Being One with God.



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