Advent means His Kingdom is here

Isaiah  9:6-7 “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given….He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever.  The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this.”   Isaiah penned these words thousands of years ago.  They foretold of the coming of Jesus and His Kingdom.  Once Jesus appeared on earth, as a babe, his kingdom had arrived.  He established himself with us and it is forever.  Matthew wrote in his gospel account many words that Jesus spoke concerning His Kingdom.  We learn from Jesus that His Kingdom is good news to those who hear about it (4:23), it belongs to those who are humble and persecuted (5:3,10), it is a place of the first being last and the last being first (11:11), it grows and expands within the believer’s life (13:23-24) and it is hard to get into because the way is narrow (19:23-24).    John adds to this list in 18:36 that His Kingdom is not of this world or is other worldly.  Paul says in Romans 4:17-18 “For the kingdom of God is not of matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit, because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and approved by men.”   The reality of the Kingdom of God was ushered onto earth with the birth of Jesus.

Are you a member of God’s Kingdom?  Do you experience joy, peace and righteousness through the Holy Spirit’s presence in your life?   Jesus said, ” I am the way and the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6   The way is indeed narrow.  Jesus is the only way to God and the only entrance into His kingdom.  Believe today and walk into His forever Kingdom.

A child of  the King,

Linda

crown, king

 

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