Your daily goal:
Philippians 3:14 “I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”
(Monday-Friday, from my morning quiet time, I will write a short thought for that day which I pray God will use to motivate you to ‘GO’ for that day. Your objective is simple…to GO…to GO OUT and share the love of Christ with someone in that day….to GO and bear fruit …to be light to the world.)
Today’s Daily Light:
The Kingdom of God
Isaiah 9:6-7 “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Might God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this.”
The Kingdom Of God is God’s ‘social order’ that was and is and forever will be. It is now and it is coming…both. God’s ‘king’ is His Son…God-the-Son, Jesus. God installed Him/Jesus as King and ruler of the Universe. The first petition of the prayer that Jesus taught us to pray is “Your Kingdom come”. God invites His people to join Him in all that He does on planet earth in building His Kingdom…and one of the primary means we have to ‘join in kingdom building’ is to pray for it to ‘come’.
The ultimate manifestation of Jesus ruling the world in a direct governmental way…is yet to be revealed..but have no doubt…it is coming…it is on the way. It is ‘now’ in that God is establishing His Kingdom…bringing it to the surface through His sovereign plan as He guides and shapes time and events on planet earth to come to the great event in time where Jesus returns to earth to fully reveal the rule and reign of God in the earth. But realize, yesterday, today, tomorrow…God is absolutely sovereign as King and Lord of all. Certainly He could fully install His rule..His way at any moment in time He chose….but He has a perfect plan and His timing is perfect as well. As New Covenant ‘believers’…we belong to the Kingdom of God “today’ …for forever…and we are to allow the King to rule in our hearts and minds today ‘so that’ we are doing our part to ‘bring-in’ the light of the Kingdom of God.
We have a King that is immortal and we ‘already’ belong to the eternal Kingdom of God….The King and Kingdom are unshakeable…the Kingdom is ‘now’…in us…and it is coming in the world as God, in His prefect timing, unfolds it. Yes…it could get very dark and scary from the human level perspective during the final pieces of the transformation process to bring us fully out of a fallen world system and into the glorious light of His perfection where His way…which is His rule…His reign…will forever be!
We belong to Him NOW. The Kingdom of God is inside you/us. Take it out into the world….show it to the world. Amen
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