2 Corinthians 5:18-21
Jesus spent much of His time and teaching on the Kingdom of God. Another term for the kingdom of God is “the rule and reign of Christ”. We pray, “thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven”. We are praying for the rule and reign of Christ here on earth as it is in heaven. Isn’t it a blessing to be called by God to be his child and His ambassador for His kingdom here on earth? I can’t think of a higher calling…that’s because there is no higher calling then being a child of God and ambassador in His kingdom.
Second Corinthians 5:18-21 says, “18 All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; 19 that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. 20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. 21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”
When we open the Bible for study each week, when we are present with other men, when we are praying, when we are serving for His purposes, we are in effect furthering His kingdom, the rule and reign of Christ. Every Bible Discussion Group meeting is an opportunity to grow the kingdom of God here on earth and is an eternal kingdom deposit. When we hear the term “Kingdom of God”, it should cause awe and fear in our hearts, the weight of that statement should literally blow us away. The Kingdom of God (the rule and reign of Jesus) is the greatest force ever. The cross was the culminating event that brought sinful men into eternal salvation. I pray that the cross of Jesus would grow larger in significance to me every day: To realize more and more the depth of the sin I was saved from and more and more the abundant grace lavished on me…the gift of eternal life payed for by Jesus. Satan can’t stand against the kingdom. He is eternally defeated and we can walk in victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!