A reminder for today
But they will become his subjects, so they will know the difference between serving me and serving earthly rulers." (2 Chronicles 12:8)
Today I would like to look at us and our roles in the kingdom of God. At your job you are sure what it is that you must do and in some cases we find ourselves working overtime to complete work and to reach deadlines. When we accepted Jesus as our saviour and we were moved into the kingdom of light, it was not the end of our transformation. You see you can be a warm Christian or you can be a dormant Christian. In this kingdom of our Lord our main purpose is clearly given to us in Matthew 28:19 - Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Our main goal is not to sit back and watch this world come to an end. Our main goal is to live a life that will show the glory of God in us and open the eyes and minds of other to have a need to also want to live a life filled with the Holy Spirit and for the glory of the Lord.
We must carry this gift the Lord has given us and show it to other and make disciples/followers of Jesus Christ. This to me is the most important thing about our purpose in God’s kingdom. Other than this God has given us talents to place us in strategic places so that we can take His kingdom to other and so spread His Word and save more for His kingdom.
Here is a list of roles that we can also look at in the kingdom of God:
To be a member of the Bride of the Lamb (Revelation 21:9)
To be part of the Temple of God (Ephesians 2:22)
To be a member of the Body of Christ (I Corinthians 12:12)
To be a son of God (Revelation 21:7)
To be the light of the world (Matthew 5:14)
To be a part of the vehicle for the end-time revival (Isaiah 60:1,2)
To be a source of eternal life and healing for the nations (I Corinthians 15:45)
To be a member of the royal priesthood (I Peter 2:9)
To be a witness of God (Isaiah 43:10)
To be salt (Matthew 5:13)
To be an overcomer of the Accuser (Revelation 12:11)
To be a governor of the nations (Revelation 2:26,27)
To be a soldier in the army of the Lord (Joel 2:11)
To be a wall of defence around the Glory of God (Revelation 21:14)
To be the revelation of God in Christ (Revelation 3:12)
Paul wrote so many times that he is a prisoner of Christ. I have always had this image of a prisoner in a jail cell chained to the wall, but in this case it is his conviction and determination to bring the word of God to the world that bound him in chain like position so that he remained focussed on the task at hand. Paul calls himself a prisoner, because of his cause and duty towards the Lord so that nothing can take him away from his love and duty for the Lord. If I look at that, I too want to be a prisoner for the Lord living for Him alone and nothing should be able to move me from this place. When I think of all this, I, Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus… (Ephesians 3:1)
Have and awesome day dear friend of Jesus