Friday, May 15, 2020
The Affront to the Kingdom
Here is a very simple truth:
That which, on earth, is not of the Kingdom of God
is an Affront to the kingdom of God.
Everything that was damaged through the sin of Adam in the garden
is a continual hurt in God's kingdom.
Our living on earth is a battle between two kingdoms,
the kingdom of God and the kingdom of the enemy.
Every day, and every decision of our lives, bears upon these kingdoms,
and somehow, as time passes, God causes His own to see that
our thoughts and our words, and all that our life expresses,
works either for or against the rule and purpose of God.
Far beyond all the things for which we pray,
the result of our prayer is working for the advancement,
or the detriment of the Kingdom of God.
Our prayer on earth, is affecting things which are eternal.
And we carry some of the weight of God's eternal kingdom on our shoulders.
As we pray we come before the King of all.
Let us be conscious of the place which we fill.
Let us be conscious of the reach of our prayers.
Let us be serious, and lay aside all that would weigh us down.
Let us fill the place in which God has put us, and "Stand."