The world as we know it, is changing. Though it is difficult for the ordinary mind to conceive that all that we see today will be no more in the near future, it remains a fact that it will happen.
Imagine being told this same thing centuries ago, (if you were alive during the peak of the Roman Empire), that the glory of that kingdom as seen then will not exist anymore in the future. You would most likely have scoffed at it the same way most people will do today. But in the process of time, all we have of that empire is the vestiges of its existence on the planet.
Daniel the prophet explained the king’s vision concerning this order of events (Daniel 2).
“But throughout the history of these kingdoms, the God of heaven will be building a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will this kingdom ever fall under the domination of another. In the end it will crush the other kingdoms and finish them off and come through it all standing strong and eternal.” Daniel 2:44 MSG
A clear statement from God is declared by the prophet that all earthly kingdoms will perish but God himself would set up a kingdom that will stand strong and eternal; always abiding.
Jesus came preaching that the Kingdom of God had arrived and he worked tirelessly for three and a half years teaching and bringing this awareness to the people of his day. After his death and resurrection, he charged his disciples to go to the ends of the world to teach the nations and to establish them in this eternal kingdom. Since that time, nations have risen and fallen but the kingdom of God, as truly revealed, has outlived them all and will continue to do so till the glorious appearing of the Lord Jesus Christ.
We ought to approach this life with the eternity in view. It is very easy to be engrossed in the present issues of your life and to think that that’s all there is. However, a true and a purposeful living finds its essence in the person of Jesus and his eternal administration over your life.
…a true and a purposeful living finds its essence in the person of Jesus and his eternal administration over your life.
Remember, that everything that people are virtually stressing themselves over, and all the glory of this present age will most certainly pass away and be forgotten. Wouldn’t you rather have a stake in the Kingdom that abides for all eternity?
Jesus calls on you today with an outstretched arm. He longs to lead you to a place of rest; free from your struggles. I would admonish you this day, to take his hand, and you will indeed find rest for your soul and help others take this life-transforming journey as well.
God bless you.
Prince A. Poku. ©June 2019