Wednesday, December 11, 2013

God's Messiah and His Kingdom are Announced

Scripture: Luke 1:31-33
"And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name Him Jesus. "He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David; and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and His kingdom will have no end."

Insights: Today’s verses give us the actual announcement of the Messiah and His kingdom. Jesus Christ came to usher in a kingdom that would have no end.  He is the King of that kingdom and we all have the opportunity to have our citizenship in that kingdom.  All we have to do is receive the free gift found in Jesus’ work on the cross and in His resurrection.  In other words, Jesus was born for the express purpose of dying.  He came to announce His kingdom and tell the world that we can join this kingdom if we will but receive His gift of love.  Once we have received this gift of salvation we are then commissioned to be ambassadors for our new home and tell this world about Jesus’ love and sacrifice.  Beloved, Jesus’ kingdom has no end.  We will either spend eternity there with Him or in the Lake of Fire separated from Him.  In fact, every person ever born is going to fall into one of these two places.  It is my prayer that you will enter into Jesus’ kingdom by receiving Him as your Lord and Savior.  It is also my prayer that you will arise and boldly tell others of His great love for them.  Ask the Lord to change your heart and to see the world as He does and to respond to this world as He does as well.  If we live our lives like this, we will bring Him glory and many will come to know Him as Savior and Lord.  Serve Him well this day!

  1. Have you come to know the Messiah personally in your life?
  2. If you have, are you intentionally out there announcing to the world of His second coming and their need for Him now?

Prayer: Father, thank You for the salvation I do have in Jesus. Grow me in Your love and let me be a bold witness of Your love to a world desperate for a Savior.  Amen.

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