I finally found a clue to why believers unknowingly nurse shallow degrees of conviction and commitment to the Christian walk! There is a subtle deception/goal of at least making it to heaven (whether believers understand the implication of getting there with a far superior soul state than that of the thief or not) and this is one of the reasons why the reign of sin & death has gone unconfronted. The Kingdom of Heaven has therefore been starved of Sons, Overcomers, Trees of Righteousness, by virtue of believers who remain in the soul state/stature of children, Seeds of Righteousness. Matt. 13:24/Gal. 3:16/Isa. 61:3
It may interest you to know that the human spirit was begotten into the Kingdom at new birth but the Soul was only adopted by the initial sprinkling and washing of water by the word. (Eph. 5:26) God therefore a holy calling upon the soul to press and enter into the kingdom and this was premised on the condition of being stripped of the carnal mind (nature) which we all bear in varying degrees!
The soul didn’t have the capacity to discern the Kingdom when the human spirit got born again because God tied that gracious aspect/experience to A Qualitative Walk in the Spirit. We therefore can only attain Spiritual Discernment by acquiring age in the Spirit, so that the great high priest of the profession of Faith (Christ Jesus) can gradually dispense volts of revelation knowledge into our souls and we can then be graced to graduate in Knowing The Father/Partaking of His Divine Nature and Inheriting Eternal Life, glory!
So, what Jn. 3:3-4 was therefore implying was that the calling and potential to See (Jn. 3:3) the kingdom was only given to the soul at new birth while our regenerated Spirit was already manifesting the graces of the kingdom by sitting together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus! (Eph. 2:6) . Our soul is yet to seat because it is yet to partake of the glorious meals of the New Testament! You and I earnestly need to be born of water and spirit (the second birth by the incorruptible seed pertaining to the soul- (1 Pet. 1:23) whereby carnal laws we inherited when we (and as long as we love the world) would be replaced with the Laws of the Spirit of Life resident in Christ (Rom. 8:2) to enable us ultimately enter the kingdom before we ‘fall asleep’ (drop our earthly suit).
1 Pet. 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again (i.e. different from Jn. 3:3 because it pertains to the Soul) unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead
The kingdom has its interaction, its separation. Nicodemos and many wanted to see it like they saw the Davidic or Solomon’s kingdom but ‘fortunately’, it has been zoomed into the another plane. It has a path, a way and believers/ministers would need an entrance ministered unto them by continuously fulfilling 2Pet. 3-10.
2 Pet 1:11 For SO (i.e. conditional, after fulfilling vs. 3-10) an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom (not just making it to heaven which carnal believers do but going there with the kind of gold soul state of the Apostles) of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
We would see in subsequent series, why the first born again experience (initial faith) and the initial years surrounding it only makes a believer a seed of the kingdom and why many go to heaven as seed not trees of righteousness after much Christian activities/professing.