The Kingdom of God
A WORD FOR THE JOURNEY
This week there will be fireworks, parades, flags waived, and speeches given. People in public office will speak optimistically about our country. In many ways, I am very positive about America. I love the freedoms that we still enjoy. I haven't traveled extensively, but I've traveled enough to know that our country is a beautiful country.
However, I've also watched our country and our world as a whole become more anti-God, more vile, more evil. Churches that continue to preach truth are the only lights shining in this dark world.
The good news is that those of us that are of the Kingdom of God can experience peace and joy, even in the midst of increasing adversity. We can still progress in the things of the Spirit. Revival is more possible now than it has ever been. The kingdom of this world is destined to fail; but the Kingdom of God will never fail. It will still be standing strong when everything else falls away.
Now is the time to pound your stakes, open your tent flaps, and lengthen your cords (Isaiah 54:2). Resist the temptation to close up or close off. Instead, pray in the Spirit. Turn your mind from evil and turn toward God and the work that he has set before you. Trust Him...follow Him.