Monday, January 11, 2021

Unshakeable Kingdom

I am grateful that in Christ we are receiving a Kingdom that cannot be shaken, because the kingdoms of this world are about to become rubble.

Seriously, what is going on in this nation? Let me answer that question with this one word: godlessness.

When a nation rejects righteousness and applauds wickedness, this is what happens. When we refuse to give God honor and glory as Creator, when we trade the truth of God for lies and worship the creature rather than the Creator, and when we don’t see fit to acknowledge God, judgment falls as God gives us up to do what ought not to be done.

Read Romans 1:18-32 and see if this is not exactly where we are today. Any kingdom or nation filled with all manner of godlessness will not long endure.

But the King of kings will reign forever and ever!

“Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom to establish it and uphold it with justice and righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this” (Isaiah 9:7).

Friend, if you long for that kind of Kingdom, then let me urge you to put your trust in Jesus today! The soul of this nation will not be healed by the Democratic Party, nor will America be made great by the Republicans. Joe Biden is not the answer, and neither is Donald Trump.

“Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man in whom there is no salvation” (Psalm 146:3). Rather, let us put our trust in the Lord Almighty who rules over the kings of the earth, who plants nations and uproots them, who blesses the obedience of faith and brings wrath against all ungodliness of men.

Let us seek godliness for the glory of God and the good of this country. “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people” (Proverbs 14:34).

Let us open our Bibles and hear from God. “Be careful that you do not refuse to listen to the One who is speaking. For if the people of Israel did not escape when they refused to listen to Moses, the earthly messenger, we will certainly not escape if we reject the One who speaks to us from heaven!” (Hebrews 12:25).

The Savior is shouting from heaven for us to repent and call upon His name for mercy, lest this nation soon be shaken! Now is the time to turn to the Lord with all your heart, for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love.

And if you belong to Jesus, then I encourage you to keep praying for this nation, but keep your eyes on the King. “Since we are receiving a Kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful and offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire” (Hebrews 12:28).

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