ENTERING AND RECEIVING
From the position of being in the Kingdom of the Son of His love, Believers can enter and receive it. Jesus warned:
"Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven," Matthew 18'3.
"Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it," Mark 10'15.
Note the sequence of what He says. Conversion is first. Then becoming as little children. Not the other way round.
The Lord's instruction is that conversion must be first. But this is sometimes misquoted. It seems that natural thinking requires a person to become as a child to be converted.
It isn't surprising that Jesus' way is the reverse. He calls Believers to have the kind of simple disposition towards receiving and experiencing things from their loving Father that little children have in order to enter His Kingdom.
In referring to receiving the Kingdom, the writer to the Hebrews says:
"Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.
This is the Kingdom lifestyle of a daily two-way serving and receiving experience that arises from practising Romans 14'17-18.