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Summary: Christ followers are insurgents living behind enemy lines in this world. This is not their kingdom. Their citizenship is of another kingdom. In the midst of all the shaking going on, they live their life to make a difference in a world that grows incre

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Receiving what cannot be Shaken

By Rev. Greg Johnson

Hebrews 12:28

We live in a world that is constantly shaken. There is poverty and disease. There is crime and violence. There is death and destruction. Why? Is it God that is mad? No. This world is the devil’s kingdom and he is mad. Jesus said (John 10:10 NIV) "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full."

Christ followers are insurgents living behind enemy lines in this world. This is not their kingdom. Their citizenship is of another kingdom. In the midst of all the shaking going on, they live their life to make a difference in a world that grows increasingly out of step with the Gospel.

Draw encouragement today from God’s Word which says (Hebrews 12:28 NIV) "Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe,"

Christ followers are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken! It’s God’s Kingdom and it is a victorious Kingdom. This Kingdom doesn’t just begin when Jesus returns for His followers. It begins in the Christ follower the moment that they fall at the foot of the cross and make Jesus their Lord and Savior. Jesus deposits God’s Kingdom within the individual as an earnest of that which is to come. And every time the Christ follower prays to God for His Kingdom to come, God’s Kingdom becomes greater and greater in the Christ follower.

That’s why in the midst of a shaky world, the Christ follower stands tall and lifts up their head. They know that their full redemption is drawing nigh. Nothing rattles them. Nothing shakes their faith. Nothing moves them. Nothing distracts them from the One they follow – Jesus Christ. They are salty and they are bright in a world that grows increasingly out of step with the Gospel.

Hallelujah! Beloved, you are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken! You have more of God’s Kingdom in you today than you have ever had before in your life!

So how is the Christ follower to react to this kingdom that they are receiving that cannot be shaken?

Be thankful. Be thankful that God loves you so much that He sent Jesus into your world. Be thankful that God loves you so much that He sent Jesus to the cross to take your punishment for sin which is death and shield you from God’s wrath. Be thankful that God loves you so much that He drew you to Jesus. Be thankful that Jesus takes care of your sin problem. Be thankful that Jesus is a friend that sticks closer to you than a brother. Be thankful that Jesus will never leave you nor forsake you on your journey from earth to glory. Be thankful that Jesus gives you His peace. Be thankful that Jesus empowers you for your journey with supernatural strength, gifts and abilities so that you can continue His ministry in the power of the Holy Spirit. Be thankful Beloved. Be thankful.


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