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Today is Ever Present

24 Jun
Jesus said;
“The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” Mark 1:15

Today is always at hand

Jesus expressed the Kingdom was at hand 2000 years ago, and it at hand today. Our responsibility is to repent, see that our flesh nature is opposed to the Lord. (Rom.8:7)

To live in a state of constant repentance, or openness to Him. To believe the gospel and keep believing His Word, seeing that we only understand in part, and must keep pressing into Him as He is our “Way, Truth, and Life”.

Seeing His Kingdom 
It’s not to be seen as historical, though it is, and it’s not to be seen as futuristic, though it is. It’s to be seen as at hand.

When something is at hand, one can reach and obtain it. This is what our Lord is expressing, He and His Kingdom are here and now for us to partake of, to abide in, and to experience today.

The issue is, there are many who teach the gospel from a perspective that limits our understanding. We must come to see that the Living Word is active today. Our response to our Lord is to hear His voice, and repent, which is our duty.

Hebrews 3: 7~19

“Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says:

“Today, if you will hear His voice,
 Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion,
In the day of trial in the wilderness,
 Where your fathers tested Me, tried Me,
And saw My works forty years.
 Therefore I was angry with that generation,
And said, ‘They always go astray in their heart,
And they have not known My ways.’
 So I swore in My wrath,
‘They shall not enter My rest.’”

Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God; but exhort one another daily, while it is called “Today,” lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. For we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end, while it is said:

“Today, if you will hear His voice,
Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.”

For who, having heard, rebelled? Indeed, was it not all who came out of Egypt, led by Moses?  Now with whom was He angry forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose corpses fell in the wilderness? And to whom did He swear that they would not enter His rest, but to those who did not obey?  So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.”

 

Blessing

 

 

 
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Posted by on June 24, 2016 in Jesus Christ, Zion

 

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