Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Kingdom of God

"Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near" (Matthew 3:2). John the Baptist was right of course. When Jesus came into the world, he came to bring the Kingdom too. What we as Christians do in our lives must be done to bring the Kingdom to its fullness. The Church is an instrument for the Kingdom of God. We must help the poor and cure the sick just like Jesus did. We must do these things not to get more members into our churches but so that the Kingdom can be realized on Earth. "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near." We can't serve God's kingdom unless we tear ourselves away from our sins that prevent us from knowing fully the will of the Father. God wants to use us because we are His tools. Let's join together to accomplish the Father's will on Earth.

"When you see a cloud rising in the west, immediately you say, 'It's going to rain,' and it does. And when the south wind blows, you say, 'It's going to be hot,' and it is. Hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky. How is it that you don't know how to interpret this present time?" (Luke 12:54-56)

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