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A Thought for the Day--
The Kingdom of Heaven Is at Hand

October 2, 2007

"From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.’" (Matthew 4:17 NKJ)

There is a heaven where God dwells. He lives in the highest heaven, which is above the heaven which we see, and above the heaven where the structures and reign of spiritual beings exist and rule. These structures and powers that rule in this "second heaven" are often referred to as "principalities and powers." Our God lives in the heaven of heavens. In His place there is righteousness. In His heavenly place there is peace. All the beings of His heavenly realm know Him and love to do His will and to live for His purposes. The spiritual beings that are the closest to the throne of God gaze upon Him for a moment and then cover their eyes because of the blinding light that emanates from God. As they observe what God does, and see Him in His full glory, they cry out, "Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty!"

Jesus, the Son of God and the second person of the Triune God, became man. He was born of a woman and lived in the weakness of sinful flesh like all of us. He drew life from the Spirit of God who was with Him. He communed with His Father who dwelt in Him. At the age of 30, He received another measure of the Holy Spirit so that He could do miracles of healing and casting out evil spirits from men.

When He began His ministry He stated, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." God, in Christ, had invaded the kingdoms of this world which were under the authority of Satan. Jesus came to show the world how to live as a human in God’s kingdom. He came to show us how God could give a mortal man power over the sinful desires of the flesh. He came to show us how God could give a man power and authority over the evil spirits that hold people in bondage to sin, sickness and fear. He came to earth and showed us these things, so that He could then rule in the heaven of heavens, imparting His life and His Spirit into us so that we too can experience the blessings of living a heavenly life while on this earth. Through Him we can live under God’s ruler ship, no longer subject to the ways and desires of the spiritual rulers of this world. This is why He began His ministry by saying, "REPENT!" There is a new way of living now available through the God-man Christ Jesus! We can be changed. We can love and live in the ways and desires of God. We can become partakers of the Divine Nature. Let us receive the life God has for us in Christ and through Christ. The kingdom of heaven is at hand!

Father, we rejoice in Your provision for us. Help us to receive and walk in the ways of Christ under the power of Your Spirit as He did. Blessed is the Name of the Lord! Amen.

 

A Thought for the Day--
The Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand

October 3, 2007

"From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.’" (Matthew 4:17 NKJ)

When Jesus began His ministry, He proclaimed that the kingdom of heaven was at hand. When Jesus went into new places He proclaimed and demonstrated the same message. The Bible says, "Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people" (Matthew 9:35 NKJ).

When Jesus taught the people, He taught about the kingdom of heaven. He told the people they must recognize their own poverty of spirit so that they would know, receive, and live in being empowered by the Spirit of God as Jesus was. Jesus said, "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven" (Matthew 5:3 NKJ). Jesus testified that it was through the power of the Holy Spirit in Him that He was able to do the works of the kingdom, showing the people that He was under the power and authority of the kingdom of heaven. He said, ""But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you" (Matthew 12:28 NKJ).

The kingdom of God is where God’s presence is and where His rule and will are received and manifested. God was in Christ, and Jesus lived under and was constantly obedient to the rule and will of His Father. Jesus said, "I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me" (John 5:30 NKJ). Another time Jesus said, "Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works" (John 14:10 NKJ).

The kingdom of God--present in, active in, and manifested in and through Jesus Christ-- has come into the world. Jesus preached this, He demonstrated this, and He called His followers to do and manifest these things also. The Bible says, R20;These twelve Jesus sent out and commanded them, saying: ‘Do not go into the way of the Gentiles, and do not enter a city of the Samaritans. But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And as you go, preach, saying, 'The kingdom of heaven is at hand.' Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give’" (Matthew 10:5-8 NKJ).

Later, Jesus sent out a group of seventy of His followers, telling them, "Whatever city you enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you. And heal the sick there, and say to them, 'The kingdom of God has come near to you'" (Luke 10:8-9 NKJ). Jesus wants us to be like Him, dependent on the power of the Holy Spirit, and obedient to His Father dwelling in Him in us, so that we too can preach and demonstrate the message, THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS AT HAND.

Father, we rejoice in You and in Your will and desires for us. Help us to learn to be obedient to Your commands and to live in Your Spirit so that we might show forth Your kingdom. Amen.

 

A Thought for the Day--
The Kingdom of Heaven Is at Hand

October 4, 2007

"From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, 'Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.' ''(Matthew 4:17 NKJ)

Jesus came to earth and proclaimed that the kingdom of heaven is at hand. In making this declaration, He implied that the world was under the dominion of another kingdom. He declared the truth that there is a heaven where God lives and rules. He manifested in Himself, the presence and rule of God; He was sent from heaven to the earth for this purpose. He came to show and bring the ways of the kingdom of heaven into the earth.

The Jews were looking for an Anointed One from God to come and deliver them from the enemies who were ruling over them. They were looking for God to send an earthly king who would rule in their favor. Jesus came to be that earthly King; however, He knew that to make His rule on the earth possible, He would have to deal with the causes of sin, corruption, and evil that were in the present earthly kingdom. He knew that the earthly rulers were being empowered by spiritual beings appointed by Satan. He knew these spiritual beings oppressed the people of God through holding them in bondage to the evil ways and desires in their hearts.

Jesus proclaimed, "The kingdom of God is within you." He knew that the kingdom of God must be established first in the hearts of the people of God, and then in the spiritual realm over people, lands and nations. Then and only then could there be peace on earth. He knew that God’s desire was to eventually remove all evil from His creation, so that heaven and earth could be fully united and people could live in true blessedness, as was God’s original purpose in creation. He knew that first God had to give His people victory over sin so that they could have peace on earth amidst their enemies. Then God could remove evil from the hearts of His people, and remove the evil spiritual powers that were holding them in bondage through sin and the wicked earthly rulers.

Through the Holy Spirit, Jesus was victorious over the sinful flesh He inherited from His mother. He then received another measure of the Spirit and was able to bring healing and deliverance to others. Then He received yet another measure of the Holy Spirit and was victorious over all the sin of the world, when He suffered and died for us. The Holy Spirit then empowered Him so He could rise from the dead and now rule in the heavens, imparting His life and nature into His people. We too can live as Jesus lived, in the kingdom of God, manifesting His presence and rule and will into all of our affairs. Truly we can proclaim, "The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!"

Father, we rejoice in You and in Your love and nature and will. Help us to receive Your ways and to manifest Your inner Presence in us so that others might know the blessedness of living in Your kingdom. Let Your kingdom come and Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Amen.

 

A Thought for the Day--
The Kingdom of Heaven Is at Hand

October 5, 2007

"From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.’" (Matthew 4:17 NKJ)

When Jesus came to earth, He proclaimed that the kingdom of heaven is at hand, thereby implying that the world and men were under the dominion of another kingdom. He made known the truth that there is a heaven where God lives and rules. He manifested in Himself God’s presence and rule and demonstrated in Himself the kingdom of heaven. He was sent from heaven to the earth for this purpose--to show and make known the ways of the kingdom of heaven on the earth.

The Bible says that Jesus, the Son of God, was born in the weakness of sinful flesh, like all men have been since Adam. The Bible says that He was tempted in all ways, just like we are. The Bible says that Jesus never sinned; He never gave in to the desires of His flesh, Satan, or the world. The Bible says that Jesus received life and strength from the Holy Spirit, and that the grace of God was upon Him. The Kingdom of heaven that was manifested in Christ overcame the kingdom of Satan which was present in the world.

When Jesus began His earthly ministry, He received another anointing or measure of the Holy Spirit. This enabled Him not only to overcome the sinful ways of the world, but also to impart God’s presence and power into the lives of others through the power of the Holy Spirit. Through the power of the Spirit of God in Him, He could then affect the works of the kingdom of Satan that brought sickness and spiritual bondage to others.

Jesus said that the kingdom of heaven is to be within us. We too can receive God’s nature into our inner being, giving us the desire to serve God and live in His kingdom while on this earth. Jesus now reigns in heaven, able to impart God’s life and nature into us, and to give us the humility necessary to recognize that we are weak in spirit and need the Divine power of the Holy Spirit to live as Jesus did. He told the people that they were blessed if they realized their spiritual weakness and need for God’s grace to change and empower them. He told the people that they must be born from above. He knew that without God’s life in them, people were under the dominion of the spirits of evil. He told the religious leaders that they did not have the life of God in them. He told some of them that they were of their father the devil. He knew that they could not accept Him because He told them that their inner being, character and nature were evil, and that they needed to receive the life of God through Him into their being.

We too need to have the life of God in Christ in us; then we will want to live for God, seek to do His will, and enjoy serving Him and loving others as He does. The Kingdom of God is at hand!

Father, we rejoice in You and in Your love and nature and will. Help us to receive Your ways and to manifest Your inner presence in us so that others might know the blessedness of living in Your kingdom. Let Your kingdom come and Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Amen.

 

A Thought for the Day--
The Kingdom of Heaven Is at Hand

October 8, 2007

"From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.’" (Matthew 4:17 NKJ)

Jesus came to bring the revelation from His Father for the people to repent, "for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." He proclaimed this when He began His ministry. He told His disciples that He could not just stay in one place, but that He had to bring the message God had given Him into many places. The Bible says, "Now when it was day, He departed and went into a deserted place. And the crowd sought Him and came to Him, and tried to keep Him from leaving them; but He said to them, ‘I must preach the kingdom of God to the other cities also, because for this purpose I have been sent’" (Luke 4:42-43 NKJ).

Later on in His ministry, Jesus was still proclaiming the same message. The Bible says, "Now it came to pass, afterward, that He went through every city and village, preaching and bringing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God. And the twelve were with Him" (Luke 8:1 NKJ). The message that the kingdom of God was at hand was a message of good news. After His resurrection Jesus continued on the earth for a period of forty days, teaching more about the kingdom of God. The Bible says, "He through the Holy Spirit had given commandments to the apostles whom He had chosen, to whom He also presented Himself alive after His suffering by many infallible proofs, being seen by them during forty days and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God" (Acts 1:2-3 NKJ).

When Jesus sent out His disciples to do the work He had given them to do, He told them to preach about the kingdom of God. The Bible says, "Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases. He sent them to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick" (Luke 9:1-2 NKJ).

Jesus told His disciples to pray for the kingdom of God and the will of God to be established and done on earth as it was in heaven. He said, "When you pray, say: our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven" (Luke 11:2 NKJ).

God is deeply passionate about seeing His kingdom, through Christ, established and continually increasing in us, through us, over us and in all of the heavens and earth. The Bible says, "For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, to order it and establish it with judgment and justice from that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this" (Isaiah 9:6-7 NKJ).

God is zealously active in seeing His kingdom established by Christ, through Christ, and by Christ working in us. He will give us His heart for this and will send the fire of His Spirit into us so that we follow Him as all these things are brought about. Let us rejoice in Him!

Father, we rejoice in Your zeal for Your kingdom to come and be established through Christ. Help us to receive Your zeal and Your will, and let it move into us and through us also. Amen.

 

A Thought for the Day--
The Kingdom of Heaven Is at Hand

October 15, 2007

"From that time Jesus began to preach and to say,’Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.’" (Matthew 4:17 NKJ)

There is a heaven. In fact, there are at least three heavens according to the Bible. There is the heaven we see above us. There is the heaven in which the throne of God is located, where God is continuously worshipped. And between them is the heaven where there are heavenly places, thrones and dominions, for the spiritual rulership over the earth. These places are called principalities and powers. They were created by Christ. They are presently occupied by Satan and his spiritual followers, the angelic beings that followed him into his rebellion against God. Because of sin, these beings have been given the right to rule over the world and over man. The Bible says, "For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him" (Colossians 1:16 KJV).

Today, evil spiritual beings rule in the heavenly places--the second level of heaven. Paul says, "For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places" (Ephesians 6:12 NKJ). These spiritual powers energize the people of this world, trying to keep them under their will and purposes. The Bible says, "…the prince of the power of the air, [is] the spirit who now works in [energizes] the sons of disobedience" (Ephesians 2:2 NKJ).

Jesus is going to regenerate the heavens, by casting down the spiritual powers that rule in the second level of heaven and giving us the power and authority to rule with Him in these places. The Bible says times of distress and anxiety will come upon the earth, with men’s hearts having great fear, "…for the powers of heaven will be shaken" (Luke 1:26 NKJ). Writing to the church in Corinth, Paul says, "Do you not know that we shall judge angels?" (1 Corinthians 6:3 NKJ). Jesus said to His disciples, "Assuredly I say to you, that in the regeneration, when the Son of Man sits on the throne of His glory, you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel" (Matthew 19:28 NKJ).

Jesus said, "Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near…So you also, when you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near" (Luke 21:28-31 NKJ). These things are beginning to happen. We can rejoice, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Let us continually present ourselves to Him Who reigns in us as His kingdom is manifest in us and through us. Hallelujah!

Father, we rejoice in You as You bring all things under Christ. Help us to live in and for Him, and to let Him live in us and rule in all moments, desires and plans of our lives. Amen.

 

A Thought for the Day--
The Kingdom of Heaven Is at Hand

October 19, 2007

"From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.’" (Matthew 4:17 NKJ)

There is a heaven above the heavens. There is a King who reigns in the highest of the heavens. John, the disciple of Christ and apostle of God, was given a vision of this heaven. The Bible says, "After these things I [John] looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, ‘Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this.’ Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne set in heaven, and One sat on the throne" (Revelation 4:1-2 NKJ). God reigns in heaven, where He sits on a throne. Jesus came from heaven to tell us about this kingdom and to bring it to the earth. Men killed Him. Satan tried to hold Him in death so that the kingdom of God would not come to the earth.

 

God raised up Jesus from the dead and gave Him the right to sit at His right hand, by His throne. The Bible says, "So then, after the Lord [Jesus] had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God" (Mark 16:19 NKJ). Hundreds of years before Jesus came, God spoke to David, a prophet and king of Israel. David writes, "The LORD said to my Lord, ‘Sit at My right hand, till I make Your enemies Your footstool.’ The LORD shall send the rod of Your strength out of Zion. Rule in the midst of Your enemies! Your people shall be volunteers in the day of Your power; in the beauties of holiness, from the womb of the morning, you have the dew of Your youth. The LORD has sworn and will not relent, ‘You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.’ The Lord is at Your right hand; he shall execute kings in the day of His wrath" (Psalm 110:1-5 NKJ). God has given all authority and power to Jesus. He is our High Priest, bringing God’s life into His people and bringing about the removal of sin--first from His people and then from the heavens and earth.

God's heavenly reign shall be manifested on the earth, first in Christ, then in Christ in us as He imparts His character and ways into us, making us one with Him and His Father. Then the reign of Christ will replace the spiritual powers of evil that now rule in the heavenly places over the earth, and finally over all the heavens and earth. The desires and the presence of the Evil One and all of his followers shall be put down and removed from the heavens and the earth. God is about doing this. This has been His eternal plan. His will shall be done on earth as it is in heaven. God is God; He shall do all He promised to do. Let us pray with Christ, "Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven." Let us commit our lives and all we are and have to His purposes so we can be forgiven and cleansed and given the ability to reign with Him.

Father, we rejoice in You and in Your plans and purposes for us, for our family, for the nations and for the heavens and the earth. Help us to be totally given to Your will and kingdom so we might serve You forever. Amen.

 

A Thought for the Day--
The Kingdom of Heaven Is at Hand

October 24, 2007

"From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.’" (Matthew 4:17 NKJ)

Jesus came to call us to repent. He came to call us to change the way we think, to change the way we are operating, to change the way we view life and to change the way we evaluate ourselves. He came to tell us about and to demonstrate for us the ways of the Kingdom of Heaven. He came to deliver us from the powers of the rulers of the kingdoms of this world, which are under the dominion of the ruler of the darkness of this world.

The Kingdom of God is filled with righteousness, peace and joy, the Bible says. Jesus came to show us the possibility of living in this world, in the likeness of sinful flesh, and to fulfill the righteous desires of His Father. He came to show us how God’s nature and character are fully compatible with our humanity. He was of the nature and character of God since He was the Son of God. As a man, He was weak like we are, needing to be empowered by the Spirit of God to execute God’s plans and purposes. The people of this world are being empowered by the spirits of this world, to execute their own desires or those of the spirits of darkness. Many people are living in fear, shame, and guilt, feeling inadequate and weighed down by the pressures and cares of this world.

Jesus came to show us how to live, and then died for us, overcoming the desires of His flesh, even when bearing our sinful ways. He became our Scapegoat, taking sin into hell; He gave up His life, so that now God can multiply His life into us. Jesus is now our High Priest, able to transfer our sins from us onto the Scapegoat, which was the function of the High Priest. In the life of Jesus is victory over sin! Paul says we who are in Christ are to reckon ourselves to be dead unto sin. By continually receiving power from the Holy Spirit, we can live in victory over the ways of sin and our flesh, just as Jesus did. Our life then becomes one of living for God by focusing on Jesus and letting Him bring His character and nature into all of our being. As we do this, the character of Christ in us will remind us to listen to and be empowered by the Holy Spirit just as He was. The life of Christ in us will become united with us as we allow the Holy Spirit to minister the love and presence of Christ into all of our spirit, soul and body. We will become completely sanctified and able to know the joy of living in God through Christ.

God loves to make us partakers of His nature. He created us for that purpose, so we could be one with Him and rule with and serve Him eternally in His kingdom. Jesus is bringing this about. This is His desire and eternal task. He will be successful, because He is God. We can trust Him for this!

Father, we rejoice in You and Your plans and purposes for us. Help us to let You lead us to repent of our old ways and to let You work the life of Christ in us so we can serve You in joy. Amen.

 

A Thought for the Day--
The Kingdom of Heaven Is at Hand

October 25, 2007

"From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.’" (Matthew 4:17 NKJ)

When Jesus came to earth, He taught about the kingdom of heaven--about the ways and life of the kingdom of God in this age. He came to show us the nature and character of His Father, Who rules in the heavenly kingdom. He submitted Himself to His Father’s will and purposes. He showed His Father’s desire to save people from the destructive ways that come when people seek to live for themselves and to advance their own ideas and plans.

The Jews were oppressed by their enemies. The Romans ruled in the land of Israel, keeping the Jews in bondage. The Jews wanted to be freed from the tyranny of the Romans so they could rule themselves. They did not realize that their enemies were really the spiritual powers who used the Roman Empire to oppress them. The Jews did not realize that God allowed men to oppress them because the Jews were not wanting the freedom from sin and the freedom from their own self-centered ways that held their spirits in bondage. They were still trying to keep the law by their own righteous actions. They were not seeking to have God create in them a new heart according to the cry of David in Psalm 51:10. They were not looking for God’s righteousness to come into them, as God had promised to do for them in the New Covenant. Therefore they missed the true Messiah.

Jesus told them to seek first the kingdom and the righteousness of God (Matthew 6:33). He told them they needed a new heart that could only be given by having God’s life in them, and the Spirit of God leading and empowering them. He told them that they needed their sinful ways removed from them and that He would do that for them. He told them that their Father had created them to receive His life and nature. He told them He had come to give them the heavenly life of God. He told them His Father enjoyed giving His life to them, so they would love living under His kingdom reign and knowing His love and peace. Then they could rule over their spiritual enemies, and God could bring down the spiritual rulers of the kingdom of darkness so they could reign in their place. Some in the church today are also missing Jesus!

Jesus said, "But seek the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you. Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom" (Luke 12:31-32 NKJ). God delights to bring His kingdom-life into us. He delights to have us know His will and purposes so we can reign over sin in this life and reign over the world in the next age. He wants us to seek these things now, so we can assimilate His nature into us and become dead to sin and alive to His righteous ways and desires. Then we can truly be united with Him in His kingdom ways as they fill the universe in the ages to come.

Father, we rejoice in You and in Your kingdom as it is manifested in heaven. Help us to receive Your life into us and to live in Christ as He by Your Spirit makes us a vessel for Your service. Amen.

 

A Thought for the Day--
The Kingdom of Heaven Is at Hand

October 26, 2007

"From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.’" (Matthew 4:17NKJ)

When Jesus walked the earth He spoke about the kingdom of heaven. He manifested the ways and the power of the kingdom of heaven during His earthly ministry. When He sent His disciples out, He told them to preach and manifest the power and authority of the kingdom of heaven. The Bible says, "Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases. He sent them to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick" (Luke 9:1-2 NKJ).

Jesus is still speaking, only now He is speaking from heaven. The Bible says, "See that you do not refuse Him who speaks. For if they did not escape who refused Him who spoke on earth, much more shall we not escape if we turn away from Him who speaks from heaven" (Hebrews 12:25 NKJ). We are warned not to miss what He is saying from heaven. He is still speaking about the kingdom of God. The passage in Hebrews continues, "…whose [Jesus’] voice then shook the earth; but now He has promised, saying, ‘Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but also heaven.’ Now this, ‘Yet once more,’ indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain. Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear" (Hebrews 12:26-28 NKJ).

Jesus is still speaking, only now He is speaking not only to the people on earth, but also to the spiritual powers of heaven. He is shaking the heavens and the earth with His voice. He is reminding all of us of the words He had Peter speak on Pentecost, "God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ" (Acts 2:36 NKJ). He is speaking the same words He spoke to His disciples when He left: "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth" (Matthew 28:18 NKJ). He is speaking the words His Father has spoken to Him: "You are My Son, today I have begotten You. Ask of Me, and I will give You the nations for Your inheritance, and the ends of the earth for Your possession. You shall break them with a rod of iron; you shall dash them to pieces like a potter's vessel" (Psalm 2:7-9 NKJ).

He is speaking the words His Father has spoken to the heavens and the earth, "Yet I have set My King on My holy hill of Zion" (Psalm 2:6 NKJ). "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!" (Matthew 17:5 NKJ) He is shaking all things, so that only the things of His Kingdom shall remain. We must be being born from above, by His Spirit. Let us have grace in these days of shaking, that we might serve Him with reverence and a Godly fear.

Father, we rejoice in You Help us to receive grace to cast away from us all things that are not of Your kingdom, so that we might serve You with reverence and a Godly fear. Amen.

 

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