Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power – 1 Corinthians 15:24
The Lord Jesus called us to establish His Kingdom in the earth. He’s setting up His Kingdom in this earth, and after He’s set it up, and ruled and reigned in this earth, there’ll come the judgment of the Great White Throne where He’ll sit and judge everyone that ever came to this world. The Bible says we’ll sit with Him on thrones to judge the nations of the world (Ephesians 2:6; 1Corinthians 6; 1-3); but before that happens, you’re going to have to do what He’s called you to do.
The reason you’re in this world is to establish His Kingdom of righteousness in this earth. There’s a job for you here; it’s leading men and women into righteousness. This is something you must be passionate about. There’s no Christian who’s excluded from this; none of us is called to lazy through life. We’re an army, God’s army, enlisted into the ministry of reconciliation: “To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation“ (2 Corinthians 5:19).
The army is a profession of discipline and toughness. A soldier in service doesn’t live like civilians do; he’s got a regimented lifestyle. He endures tough, physical and mental training, and he’s always ‘battle ready’. The body of Christ is an army! There’re no sissies in God’s army; you must be strong and tough for the job at hand. When it’s time to pray and you’re required to stand, stand up and pray! If you’re required to kneel, kneel!
As a soldier in God’s army, you’re called to a life of spiritual discipline, to become tough for the Kingdom! Soul-winning, for you, is non-negotiable, because that’s your lifestyle. Be fervent and zealous about the things of God; be involved in establishing His Kingdom in the earth; be fervent in soul-winning. He has strengthened you for this purpose.
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Dear Father, I thank you for the privilege of being a participator in the establishment of your Kingdom in the earth. Your Spirit is at work in me, causing me to dispense your righteousness and love! My life is an absolute manifestation of your glory! As Christ reigns as King over all the earth, I reign with Him, in establishing His Kingdom in the earth, and in the hearts of men, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Further Study: 1 Corinthians 3:9; Matthew 24:14; 2 Timothy 2:4 (NIV)