(For the Lord is our Judge, The Lord is our Lawgiver, The Lord is our King; He will save us"...." (Isaiah 33:22)
I wrote on my Facebook page today, "I guess that just about covers the three branches of government." It does. This is the Reign of Jesus Christ throughout history. Man has had a choice to submit to the reign of Christ, or the reign of man; God has apparently allowed this. But the day is coming and, "This is all the more urgent, for you know how late it is; time is running out. Wake up, for our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed" (Romans 13:11, NLT). And not only is, "our salvation...nearer than when we first believed," so is the coming judgment on all humanity. Jesus tell us, "When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. All the nations will be gathered before Him," all the nations, people groups, those who submitted their lives to King Jesus and those who did not.
Note in our text that the Government of God provides all which the Framers of the American Constitution believed were necessary to "form a more perfect government." Where do you suppose the more "in tune" among them got this idea? There were real Believers in Jesus Christ in the early days of the American struggle. Their faith and submission to the Reign of Jesus shaped this nation, argue though many may. But this governmental principle in our text is not only for nations; it is for humanity in their small, daily, personal lives. The governmental principle of the Kingdom of Heaven/God will save nations. The governmental principle of the Kingdom will save you and me, save us in That Day, "Because you have kept the word of my patience, I also will keep you from the hour of temptation which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth" (Jesus).
Father, in Jesus' Name, what a glorious Kingdom, Government, and to think, It is all on your Shoulders----------- Glorious. Amen.
Preaching in "Good Shepherd Church" Meeting, July 29, 10:15War Criminals Still Being Apprehended: www.jerberwash.blogspot.com
Unreached People Group: www.apfunreachedpeoples.blogspot.com
When Peter, an 18 year old Norwegian, "heard the call to evangelize China, on that day he not only emptied his wallet into the collection plate, but included a small note with the words, 'and my life.'"
"Looking unto Jesus"
"Looking unto Jesus"