Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Kingdom Dynamics

The King is coming Posted by Hello

We are living in interesting times or should I say a crucial time in the ending chapters of History? As I observe the story of nations and individual lives being unfold, I am really glad to be a believer. Compared to a century ago when people lived and died under monarchies, we are pretty much a blessed generation living in countries where democracy is highly valued. No doubt, democracy is the best form of government man has come up with, but we cannot at the same time deny the immoraltiy, injustice and atrocities of this age. Freedom, Liberty, value for life, are still trampled upon mercilessly. In the past, many a times in friendly discussions I have been asked what is my favorite form of Governance...my answer to that is of course democracy ...but I did remind my friends that personally I'm moving away from it and am waiting for Theocracy...where God is King.

Today I read and memorized Pslams 93 a small psalm, five powerful verses, which give us an insight to the relationship, prophecy and kingdom dynamics the psalmist reveals.

1 The LORD reigns, He is clothed with majesty;
The LORD is clothed, He has girded Himself with strength.
Surely the world is established, so that it cannot be moved.

2Your throne is established from of old;
You are from everlasting.

3The floods have lifted up, O LORD,
The floods have lifted up their voice;
The floods lift up their waves.

4The LORD on high is mightier
Than the noise of many waters,
Than the mighty waves of the sea.

5Your testimonies are very sure;
Holiness adorns Your house, O LORD, forever.
(Psalms 93 NKJV)

The Psalmist declares with saying how the Lord who is King, is clothed in majesty and has established the world. The psalmist welcomes us to the knowledge that the Lord's throne is established from old and is eternal. Oh! so beautifully expressed (prophetic too in nature) ...as christians we believe Jesus our King is returning. He will rule the earth and His Kingdom which is eternal is coming soon with Him. It is indeed a folly to think that we can add or deduct to the glory of God's Kingdom. We also see the psalmist's deep devotional love relationship as he puts his trust on God His King.

Let us also not forget that as a right given to us as God's redeemed, His chosen (whoever believes in His son Jesus) we are to welcome the kingdom rule of God in all our life situations. How do we do that you may ask? This is done by Praise and thanksgiving to Him. "In everything give thanks for this is God's will for you" (1 Thess 5:17). In doing so we are welcoming the overruling power of God's presence into the situations we face. The Lord's prayer also has the lines "Your kingdom come" and "Your will be done". Remember God knows all the angles of our life in any given situation, and any day He knows better.

The Psalmist goes on to tell God that the mighty waves of the sea are rising but at the same time reminds himself again that the The Lord in whom he believes is mightier. Just as Joshua's Praise army, Gideon's trumpeter's and Jeoshapahat's choir overthrew their enemies let us also fill our days, and hours with Praises to our King. As my fellow brother Joe in his blogs puts it 'Don't tell God how big your storms are, tell your storms how big your God is'.
Come friends now is the time to learn the kingdom dynamics and welcome His Kingdom rule in our lives.

Shalom and Blessings,

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