Saturday, May 03, 2014

Sometimes I need a Reminder...

Too easy to read the news and get disillusioned with the world.  We need (I need) to remind ourselves daily that Jesus is on the throne and his cause will triumph.

Are you optimistic about the cause of Christ? Are you confident that his name will be great throughout the whole earth?  We take our worldview from the promises of scripture, not the latest newspaper.  We walk by faith and not by sight. 

Read each of these in context, it is pretty clear who they are referring to!

Psalm 2-
I will proclaim the Lord’s decree:
He said to me, “You are my son;
    today I have become your father.
Ask me,
    and I will make the nations your inheritance,
    the ends of the earth your possession.

Psalm 22-
27 All the ends of the earth
    will remember and turn to the Lord,
and all the families of the nations
    will bow down before him,
28 for dominion belongs to the Lord
    and he rules over the nations.
29 All the rich of the earth will feast and worship;
    all who go down to the dust will kneel before him—
    those who cannot keep themselves alive.
30 Posterity will serve him;
    future generations will be told about the Lord.
31 They will proclaim his righteousness,
    declaring to a people yet unborn:
    He has done it!

Psalm 72-
May he rule from sea to sea
    and from the River to the ends of the earth.

Isaiah 9-
Of the greatness of his government and peace
    there will be no end.
He will reign on David’s throne
    and over his kingdom,
establishing and upholding it
    with justice and righteousness
    from that time on and forever.
The zeal of the Lord Almighty
    will accomplish this.

Isaiah 49-
6 ...
“It is too small a thing for you to be my servant
    to restore the tribes of Jacob
    and bring back those of Israel I have kept.
I will also make you a light for the Gentiles,
    that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.”

Daniel 7-
“In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence. 14 He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all nations and peoples of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed. 

Mark 1-
14 ...Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. 15 “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”

"Our doctrine must stand sublime above all the glory of the world, and invincible by all its power, because it is not ours, but that of the living God and his Anointed, whom the Father has appointed King that he may rule from sea to sea and from the rivers to the ends of the earth; and so rule as to smite the whole earth and its strength of iron and brass, its splendor of gold and silver, with the mere rod of his mouth and break them into pieces like a potter's vessel; according to the magnificent predictions of the prophets concerning his kingdom. (Dan 2:34, Isaiah 11:4, Psalm 2:9) - John Calvin from his Institutes, preface to Francis I of France, 1536

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