Part Six talked about the respect we are to have for the name of The Lord. Today we will get our marching orders as we go about spreading the gospel into all the land as Jesus dictates.
come" (Matthew 6:10 NIV)
Someday Jesus will return to the
earth and set up His Kingdom. Until that time, we are to be working to
build His Kingdom. In Hebrews 11:9-10 the Bible says, "By faith he
[Abraham] made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a
foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were
heirs with him of the same promise. For he was looking forward to the
city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God."
Just as Abraham did not put down permanent roots where he was, we are
not to be too comfortable here in this world. God does not begrudge us
possessions and comforts, but we must not allow anything to come between
God and us. Abraham could not love Isaac more than he loved God; he had
to be willing to give him up should God require. Instead of spending our
time solely on ourselves, we are to be about the Father's business until
Jesus returns. And what is that business, exactly?
commanded his disciples to "go and make disciples of all nations"
(Matthew 28:19) and our mission is the same. When we pray, "Your
kingdom come" we are really saying, Lord, what can we do for You to
further Your purposes in this world? I will do whatever is
required. Let us say, as Isaiah did in Isaiah 6:8, "here I am Lord,
Father, thank You for allowing us to work for
and further Your kingdom. Help us to see the ones who are hurting and
need Your love. Let us be bold for You and to declare the name of Jesus
as the only name that save unashamed and unapologetically. In Jesus'
Thank you for coming along on this journey with
me. Next time we will talk about God's will for us and what action is
required on our part as we partner with Almighty God and allow Him to do
all that He desires for us.
Yours in Christ,
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