Sunday, July 06, 2014

FOR KING AND KINGDOM

BEING A PEOPLE OF A REPUBLIC, like here in the United States of America, we have a difficult time understanding living under the reality of king and kingdom. Yet, for those of us who call ourselves followers of Jesus, the Messiah, that is just the system of government in which we find ourselves.

Fortunately, our sovereign King is full of grace, mercy and kindness. We need not fear the raiding of our homes and families because of the whims of the king. Yet, there is a critical truth we need to remember as we live in the Lord’s Kingdom and that is; it is His Kingdom and His desire is for His kingdom to expand in scope and influence. We are reminded in Scripture that there will come a final day when “at the name of Jesus every knee should bow in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:10-11)

It is our responsibility, as His subject (not to mention heirs) that we see that His Kingdom continues to expand in scope and influence (Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 1:8) One of the primary ways we accomplish that goal is through the miraculous medium of prayer. I call it miraculous that the eternal sovereign God invites us to His throne to join Him in praying for the nations. Those nations like Mongolia and Cameroon, as well as those nations gathered within the Santa Cruz area.

In order to help be obedient and to expand the Kingdom, we are going to be taking a little “retro” move and reinstating a Sunday evening gathering with the expressed purpose of seeking God’s empowering for our part as Kingdom builders.

Therefore, I am encouraging you (not inviting, encouraging) to take a sacrificial step (Romans 12:1-2) and join me from 6:00-7:00 every Sunday night to specifically pray for our community and our world. This is not a time to pray for our needs, illnesses etc. but to seek God’s heart for the world. Come and join me!  For King and Kingdom!

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