Monday, September 14, 2009
Despite impending deep darkness, ultimately light shall prevail
44 And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever. (Daniel 2:44)
Jesus is the King of the Kingdom of God. At His Ascension and Enthronement, when He was given the name which is above all other names -- the name at which every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that He is Lord to the glory of God the Father -- Jesus transferred from the Nation of Israel, to the trans-local Israel of God (that is, the Church of our Lord Jesus Christ) the Keys to the Kingdom. From the time of Jesus' Ascension, and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, the Kingdom of God has commenced is unstoppable advance.
According to the infallible Word of God, the Kingdom of God shall never be destroyed; it shall not be left to any other people beside the Kingdom-fruit-bearing Church of our Lord Jesus Christ; it shall break in pieces and consume all other pretenders to the dominion of the Kingdom of God; and it shall stand forever. Amen!
Islam may have a season. There may be a period of history in the future where the darkness of Islam will seem to have a dominant influence throughout the earth. However, Satan's efforts are ever only for an hour (Luke 22:52-53) in the context of the purposes of the Triune God. Where God's people have failed to walk in the obedience to which they they have been called, there is from time to time the need to raise up instruments to apply God's discipline (Luke 12:40). However, no mater how deep and dark the discipline of God may seem, lest we be tempted to despair we must keep in mind the infallible word of the Lord: "21 but truly, as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD—"(Numbers 14:21). ... "14 For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea."(Habakkuk 2:14)