Meditation

02/17/2022

All you have made will praise you, O Lord; your saints will extol you. They will tell of the glory of your kingdom and speak of your might, so that all men may know of your mighty acts and the glorious splendor of your kingdom. Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations. The Lord is faithful to all his promises and loving toward all he has made.” (Psalm 145:10-13)

God’s kingdom has no boundaries in time or space. The reign of near eastern gods often came to an end when the earthly king lost power. New rulers brought new gods. News, young gods might retire an old, traditional god to a more remote or lesser position in the ranking of the gods. Military defeat and the passing of time did not affect the kingdom of Yahweh, the God of Israel. He was not limited to one people. He ruled over and could use all nations to accomplish His purposes. He began His rule before creation and will continue when this world passes away under His judgment. He wants all people of all nations to worship him. They should because He has shown His love in His redeeming act in history. The greatest of these was the sending of His Son Jesus with whom the kingdom of God is near. Now stop just for a moment, did you ever hear of any other gods who even came close to doing anything, other than to sit on a shelf and collect dust?

PRAYER FOR THE DAY:

Precious Abba, today we lift up our God; that deserves all praise and glory for creating this world and the universe, and all that is in it. All He has ever done is to ask us to accept Him through His Son, our Savior, and to love Him as He has already loved us. Prepare us, Abba, for this day. This we ask in Jesus’ name, our Lord and Savior. Amen

THOUGHT OF THE DAY:

God gives and forgives; men get and forget.”

KNOWING GOD:

For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but a righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 14:17)

The value of the kingdom of God cannot be compared to earthly treasures. God’s kingdom produces the spiritual—and enduring—treasures of righteousness (right living among people), peace (well-being in all relationships). These spiritual treasures, should not be traded for earthly riches which soon pass away. Our relationships with other people should show our love for them and our concentration on spiritual treasures rather than on earthly pleasures.

I AM:


“Jesus, who is called Justus, also sends greetings. These are the only Jews among my fellow workers for the kingdom of God, and they have proved a comfort to me.” (Colossians 4:11)

Make now mistake beloved, work for the church is kingdom work. So often we become so focused that we forget to ask prayer from others. The Colossians sought prayers that God would open doors for them to carry the message of salvation to, so that they could proclaim the mystery of Christ to the benefit of others, even though they may be in chains. They said to be wise in the way we act toward outsiders, and to make the most of every opportunity, and to let every conversation be full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that they may know how to answer everyone.

2ND THOUGHT OF THE DAY:

I, John, your brother and companion in the suffering and kingdom and patient endurance that are ours in Jesus, was on the island of Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.” (Revelation 1:9)

The kingdom of God must be shared with other believers. Believers belong to the kingdom because of their submission to God through His Son, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Life in the kingdom involves patient suffering waiting for the King to return. It is thus our responsibility to be patient, while we await upon Jesus to return and when that is, is at the seventh trumpet. Are you ready? Do you know the signs? Read Revelations for all of your answers.

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