Ginrich's Devotional Blog

January 9, 2012

Kingdom of Heaven is Near

Filed under: Bible,Christ,devotion,God's Word,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:00 am
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Matthew 10:7-8 As you go, preach this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven is near.’ Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received, freely give (The Holy Bible, New International Version)

Next Matthew tells us more of what to “preach.” We are to tell others the kingdom of heaven is near. This kingdom is near because when we accept Jesus the kingdom of heaven comes within us. We begin our eternal life the moment we are born anew in Jesus. This step, accepting Jesus as our Lord and Savior is a necessary part in also preparing for God’s Kingdom to come on earth. There are several writings in my archives about this. Here Matthew is dwelling on the kingdom coming in each of us. God is reaching down and offering the gift of His presence to us. All we need do is accept by accepting His only Son, Jesus Christ. We are to “preach” this message to all who will listen. We are not to fear offending others by telling them of God’s great love and gift to us. We are to fear offending God by keeping our mouths shut. Tell someone today.

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