The kingdom of God is here, in our midst … and it is coming!
For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
Of the greatness of his government and peace
there will be no end.
He will reign on David’s throne
and over his kingdom,
establishing and upholding it
with justice and righteousness
from that time on and forever.
Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever;
a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom.
We’ve been brought into his kingdom, taught to seek first his kingdom, and to pray, “your kingdom come!” He is making us … those he has purchased with his blood … to be a kingdom!
Since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful,
and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe!
The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this!
Spurgeon prayed, “Oh, God of zeal, drop Your zeal upon us, now, and make us zealous, too, even we, redeemed by blood, by Your Holy Spirit, inhabit and consecrate us afresh, for Jesus’ sake.” May it be so!