Jul20MonJuly 20, 2020
Good morning Church,
"The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ, and He will reign for ever and ever." (Rev. 11:15)
Ever ask yourself that question: What is the kingdom of God like? There seems to be a growing desire in the older saints I know (and me too) to "go home and be with Jesus". As the world continues to spiral out of control, this earth is getting less attractive, and our future resting place a much more desirable place to be. When one sees the kingdom advancing by overthrowing the work of the enemy, there is a reminder that this is not our home, for there is a much better place waiting for us.
Today's passage in Luke 13 causes me to desire my future resting place. It comes on the heels of a mighty miracle, where satan is overthrown and a woman is freed from her infirmity - this is the kingdom at it's finest - the enemy is defeated, sickness and suffering gone! Satan binds, but Jesus frees ( Luke 13:16). Jesus' enemies are humiliated, but there is rejoicing for those who embrace Him (Luke 13:17)
This is the context for the question Jesus asks in verse 18: "What is the Kingdom of God like?" Here is His response:
Friends, if you have entered through the narrow door (Jesus), then you are already in the Kingdom, and can live in victory, since Satan is a defeated foe. You can live in confidence, in relationship with God who invites you to boldly enter His presence. You can echo the words of Paul:
"Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe" (NIV Hebrews 12:28)
"The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to His heavenly kingdom. To Him be glory for ever and ever. Amen." (NIV 2 Timothy 4:18)
Have an Amazing week, living the Kingdom life!