Here we are! 2016! An election year in America. It is shaping up to be a year of controversy, division, and discord like never before. Since you are reading this on an electronic devise of some kind, I can assume that you are connected to what is happening in the news. All those opinions being shouted from the screen! Talking heads yelling at each other; calling names; slinging mud! Yeah, I’ve promised myself to limit the input of the animosity that flows through the media and tries to take hold in my spirit.
I do NOT want to become this woman!!>>>>
So….I am reminding myself of the Word we just walked through in Dec., Isaiah 9: 6,7
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgement and justice form henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this. (emphasis mine)
Yes, I know it is talking about the government of the Kingdom of God, and there is much yet to come concerning the God’s plan for the ages and for His Kingdom. But, I am already a citizen of that Kingdom! So I am choosing to lift up my head every day, and let the King of Glory come in and rule and reign here and now!
We need eyes to see and ears to hear the sights and sounds of the invisible Kingdom. John the Baptist shouted, “Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!” (Matt 3:11) Right here; right now! Not in some far away future!
And Jesus had this to say: And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. (Luke 17: 20-21)
Within you. Within. You.
This is a sure thing! His Kingdom! Now!! Isaiah prophesied it: “from henceforth even forever.” From this time forward! He is the Lord of Hosts! Lord: (meaning Jehovah; I AM; Self-existent One) of Hosts: (meaning Mighty Heavenly Armies.) He has performed it in His zeal! Because of His great passion, He has given us His Son to bring us into His Kingdom, and to rule and reign, to govern forever.
His Kingdom is real!
His Kingdom is now!
Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory. (Psalm 24: 7-10)
Let’s pray: Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace, we want to walk and move and live in Your Kingdom, and in the awareness of all that means. Now. Here on earth. As we lift up our gates and invite you to come in, we pray that You will enter and be our Sovereign Lord. That You will govern us in Your Justice and Mercy. May Your Kingdom come & your will be done in us today. In Jesus Name we pray.