Kingdom Come

JesusI remember hearing that as a child in a “son of a gun” kind of contest. I don’t always have my mind on Kingdom Come, but I certainly should. These two words speak of eternal life as well as abundant life here on earth. It speaks to me of God’s Kingdom here on earth (His church) as well as our heavenly home called heaven. I remember two specific lines in the Lord’s Prayer that speak of Kingdom Come as well: “Your Kingdom Come; Your Will be done…”  These are the words of Jesus. The words from Revelation are from heaven – probably the Son of God as well. Check this out….

10 Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say:
“Now have come the salvation and the power

    and the kingdom of our God,

    and the authority of his Messiah.

For the accuser of our brothers and sisters,

    who accuses them before our God day and night,

    has been hurled down.
11 They triumphed over him

    by the blood of the Lamb

    and by the word of their testimony;

they did not love their lives so much

    as to shrink from death.
12 Therefore rejoice, you heavens

    and you who dwell in them!
But woe to the earth and the sea,

    because the devil has gone down to you!

He is filled with fury,

    because he knows that his time is short.” (Revelation 12:10-12 NIV)

 

I want to triumph over the evil one because of the blood of the Lamb as well as the word of my testimony. I want to be strong in the face of temptation that seeks to take me out.  I also loved the line that they didn’t love their lives so much that they were afraid of death. This hit me a bit – I’m not really afraid of death, but I kind of am. I love my life here on earth and when I turn my attention to my life here, I then take my eyes off the Lord Who promises REAL life forever. This life has an ending, eternal life doesn’t.  While I’m here I can live the abundant life in the Lord with my eye on the eternal life. I don’t have to get too distracted looking toward my eternal home that I’m not present here and useful to the kingdom here. I want to be strong in the face of temptation and I want my life to bear testimony to the love of God to others. I want His Kingdom Come to be obvious in my life.

Pressing On!
Dwayne

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