The future, what does it hold? Will I be rich and famous? Will I move to the Caribbean and live on an island? What amazing things will happen in my lifetime? Those are question that haunt us. Look at the insurance companies how much money they make off us!!! Then you understand; that we live in fear what might happen next. The movies like “Judgement Day” and “Armageddon” give us but a grimpse what that end day may be. Yes and we have lived past judgement day ( smile).
What type of legacy will you leave behind? Like is tough and we always live ourselves into movies. Will your life have a spiritual significance an eternal value? Or do you live for the here and now, without faith?
Verses for today:
And he said to them, “I tell you the truth, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God come with power.” – Mark 9:1
So if you look closely, Jesus was talking to the disciples. What is He saying here? That the kingdom will come before all of them taste death, or die. So that means the kingdom will come in their lifetime. It will not be a heavenly kingdom, because they will be able to see it (sorry for you if you were thinking it was a heavenly kingdom).
Now, let see who died before the kingdom came. Remember Jesus said some will taste death before the kingdom come.
18 (With the reward he got for his wickedness, Judas bought a field; there he fell headlong, his body burst open and all his intestines spilled out. 19 Everyone in Jerusalem heard about this, so they called that field in their language Akeldama, that is, Field of Blood.) – Acts 1:18-19
Ahh here the prophesy / clue is fulfilled. Judas commits suicide.
And we know from the previous studies that the kingdom came just after this on pentecost day.
So in closing. Are you yet living for and in God’s kingdom here on earth?
Prayer for Today:
Lord I love you word. It fits amazingly together because that is how You orchestrated it. So the disciple saw the kingdom come, how amazing that would have been to live in that time and with Jesus. Most probably scary as well and challenging. Lord help me to build your kingdom and live a life of purpose building an eternal legacy. Amen.
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