This is Our God
God is true to His promise. His intent for the King over mankind should be himself. God had promised David that His “seed” would establish the kingdom (II Sam 7:12). Jesus was that “seed of David”, the coming King, sent by God, as God, to restore God’s kingship over mankind.(Matt. 1:1, Acts 13:23, Rom 1:3,4, Rev 22:16)
The Kingdom of God is the central theme that Jesus preached “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” (Matt. 4:17) God used the physical kingdom of Israel in the Old Testament to pictorially portray the spiritual Kingdom that He intended to restore through His Son, Jesus Christ in the new covenant.
Through this new covenant we find we are a “kingdom of priests” (Exodus 19:5, 6), and a “royal priesthood, a holy nation” (I Peter 2:9), Christians who have been transferred into the kingdom of Christ. With this transfer, we were given the instruction on how to live our daily life and the safest place for our treasures. (Mat. 6:19-21)
Our God enables us to serve Him beginning with the message of salvation through the blood of Christ on the cross. (1 Cor. 1:18, 23, 24) With His great love rooted in our lives, we can begin building on the strong foundation of our salvation. We acknowledge we are not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ by our reading of Scripture. (Rom. 1:16) We honor and serve our God through prayer (Eph. 6:18) (Jude 20); and further serve him through our joint investment in coming together in fellowship (Ecc. 4:9-12). Lastly, we hold fast to the hope and promise of eternal life by seeking the Kingdom of God and His righteousness (Matt. 6:33).