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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Kingdom, Power, and Glory

The last words of the Lord's Prayer, given to us by Jesus personally, are,
 "...For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, forever. Amen ."

What does this really mean? The implications are shattering. It means that this world and all the powers in it are the merest insubstantial shadow, or counterfeit of God's kingdom, power, and glory.

This description of heaven is not allegory, myth, or fantasy. It is real. Our present condition is 'real' only in the narrowest sense. It's entirely temporary.

God's existence, and the worlds God is fully present within, are eternal and deathless. His vast kingdoms are perfect, His power infinite, and His glory immeasurable.

Meanwhile, we on earth are forever dependent upon police, courts, and armies to protect us; and must constantly be on the lookout for ourselves and loved ones - so that we and they are not injured, robbed, or killed.

"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal." Jesus, Matthew 6:19

Be ready to face your Creator.