“The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens;
and his kingdom ruleth over all.”
A kingdom means little if there are no people to fill it. We, the children of God, are the kingdom of God in this world until Jesus returns and completely saves and renews his creation.
“And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.” Revelation 21:5
“Thy kingdom come …” Matthew 6:10
Father, you know how we are when life comes against us in this world. Our hearts grow homesick for what you are preparing for us. A kingdom where you –
“shall wipe away all tears from their eyes;
and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying,
neither shall there be any more pain:
for the former things are passed away.”
Until then help us remember –
“These things I have spoken unto you,
that in me ye might have peace.
In the world ye shall have tribulation:
but be of good cheer;
I have overcome the world.”
Help us remember we are children of your kingdom not of this world. May we live that others might see your kingdom reigning in us. May our –
“light so shine before men,
that they may see your good works,
and glorify your Father which is in heaven …
May we lay up – treasures in heaven,
and Beloved, if God so loved us,
we ought also to love one another.”
Matthew 5:16;6:20;1John 4:11
And Father, as Jesus was as he walked in this world, may we be.
“I must work the works of him that sent me,
while it is day:
the night cometh,
when no man can work.”
- “Behold the days come, saith the LORD,
- that I will raise unto David a righteous branch,
- and a King shall reign and prosper,
- and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth …
And he said unto me,
- It is done.
- I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.
- I will give unto him that is athirst
- of the fountain of the water of life freely.
- He that overcometh shall inherit all things:
- and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.” Jeremiah 23:5; Revelation 21:6,7
“Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the LORD:
we have blessed you out of the house of the LORD.
God is the LORD, which hath shewed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar.
Thou art my God, and I will praise thee:
thou art my God, I will exalt thee.
O give thanks unto the LORD;
for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever…
Giving thanks unto the Father,
which hath made us meet to be partakers
of the inheritance of the saints in light:
who hath delivered us from the power of darkness,
and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
In whom we have redemption through his blood,
even the forgiveness of sins …
And a voice came out of the throne, saying,
PRAISE OUR GOD, ALL YE HIS SERVANTS,
AND YE THAT FEAR HIM, BOTH SMALL AND GREAT.
And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude,
and as the voice of many waters,
and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying,
Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.”
Psalm 118:26-29; Colossians 1:13; Revelation 19:5,6
May our voices rise to heaven in praise as we reflect on His promises, and fill this world of darkness with His kingdom of light until all of salvation is fulfilled. Have a blessed weekend.