Topic: A Kingdom in Due Season
[DCLM Daily Manna 7 September 2018 Daily Devotional]
Text: Isaiah 32:1-8 (KJV)
Key Verse: “Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment“ (Isaiah 32:1).
When Jesus reigns in the affairs of men, some of its evidences are peace, justice, comfort and security. The benefits of the reign of Christ over a nation are tremendous. One of the favours the United States of America still enjoys today is the Lord’s remembrance of its beginnings. The founding fathers of the nation established it on the Rock of ages, as a Christian nation. Christ’s principles of law, order and equity prevailed. The reign of Christ was supreme. Alas, the opposite is the case today.
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The text under consideration reflects the prophetic picture of the coming millennial reign of Christ on earth. In His millennial Kingdom, there shall be righteousness and holiness which will ensure peace and justice among all nations. Satan would have no power over men and nations because he would have been bound in the bottomless pit (Revelation 20:1-3). The saints of God, including the martyrs of the testimony of Jesus and the gospel, shall judge on thrones and “they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years” (Revelation 20:6). These are the princes that “shall rule in judgment” with the King. In this Kingdom, evil and sin shall not reign and the sinner shall no more prosper nor prevail: “The vile person shall be no more called liberal, nor the churl said to be bountiful” (Isaiah 32:5). This shall be a period of unparalleled peace, spiritual enlightenment, knowledge and grace.
Our walk with God should challenge and encourage us that that glorious day is near. The abiding, faithful and committed saint shall be rewarded. Christ shall reign “of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end…” A day of reward is coming for the saints. This is worth a lifetime of faithful stewardship. Believer ought to gird their loins and prepare to witness the reign of Christ.
Thought For The Day: To partake of His future reign, our present lives must be subject to His rule.
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