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Study on “kingdom of Heaven”

The Concept “Kingdom of heaven”

Occurs 32 times only in the N.T. and only in Matthew’s Gospel.

This post, study on the kingdom of heaven is a brief scan of all the verses mentioning “kingdom of heaven” in the Bible.




Matt 3:2; 4:17; 5:3; 5:10; 5:19; 5:20; 7:21; 8:11; 10:7; 11:11; 11:12; 13:11; 13:24; 13:31; 13:33; 13:44; 13:45; 13:47; 13:52; 16:19; 18:1; 18:3; 18:4; 18:23; 19:12; 19:14; 19:23; 20:1; 22:2; 23:13; 25:1; 25:14

k. of heaven is at hand – Mat 3:2; 4:17 the Christian/church era, with its clarity of the gospel and salvation. Mat 10:7 preach saying k. of heaven is at hand.

the poor in spirit are the owners of the k. of heaven – Mat 5:3

the persecuted are the owners of the k. of heaven – Mat 5:10

The least in the k. of heaven (those who break the commandments (or teach such) Mat 5:19 least in the k. of heaven is greater than John the Baptist Mat 11:11

Place of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob – Mat 8:11

church age knows the mysteries of k. of heaven (it is “given unto them”) Mat 13:11




Kingdom of Heaven is like Parables

These parables seem to be speaking to the same thing, which the k. of heaven is our salvation. It may appear like a small and unimportant thing, but over time, it will become a very large and great and super important thing. Hidden or unrecognized value.

–sowed good seed and somebody sowed weeds (in harvest true saved will be recognized) Mat 13:24
–a grain of mustard seed Mat 13:31
–a little leaven in a loaf Mat 13:33
–a treasure hidden in a field Mat 13:44
–a scribe to bring out new and old Mat 13:52
— a king taking account of his servants Mat 18:23
–virgins that took their lamps to meet the bridegroom Mat 25:1
–Man traveling in a far country, gives out stewardship to his servants Mat 25:14




The Keys to the Kingdom of Heaven

Matt 16:19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

Entering the k. of heaven – Mat 5:20 (righteousness needs to exceed that of the scribes and Pharisees

Rich hardly enter the k. of heaven – Mat 19:23. Mat 23:15 Scribes and Pharisees “shut up the k. of heaven against men”

Who is the greatest in the k. of heaven?

Mat 18:1-4 Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the k. of heaven. humble himself as this little child, the same is the greatest in the k. of heaven.

Matt 19:14 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.

The least in the k. of heaven (those who break the commandments (or teach such) Mat 5:19 least in the k. of heaven is greater than John the Baptist Mat 11:11

People made eunuchs for the k. of heaven – Mat 19:12

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