“Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out.” ~John 12:31
All this week the theme has been “The. Wilderness and Power.” I can thing of nothing more fitting and true than to end this week with the “Power” of the Cross and the “Power” of God’s love for His children, the “Power” of Jesus Christ as He paid for all sin by His sacrifice on the cross. In today’s verse we read from John about the final judgment where God is victorious and satan will no longer have a stronghold on this world. God will reign forever and ever drawing all His people to Himself, “And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” ~John 12:32
The author uses the Berlin Wall coming down to show how the Germans on one side were transferred into a new country under different rule when the wall went up. However, when the wall came down a new transfer occurred, with the collapse of the wall, fear lifted for the entire nation.
In Colossians 1:13, written by the Apostle Paul we read this, “For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” ~Colossians 1:13-14. Similarly, Paul tells us that there will be a transfer in “Power” but not merely earthly rulers but it will be a “COSMIC” shift! Jesus declared victory over the “powers” of this world through His death and resurrection! You and I as believers have been “transferred” into God’s Kingdom.
When the Berlin Wall fell, the East Germans were not physically moved but the transferred into a whole nation. In like manner, we are not mere citizens of earth or slaves to this earthly life but we have been transferred by the “POWER” of God, the walls if death and fear have fallen AND we live in Christ Jesus!
“So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir.”
“The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”
Don’t let the devil bully you into believing his lies, you are a child of the God! You are loved, you are His BELOVED!
“And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
What does it mean to you, to be a citizen of the kingdom of God?
Breath Prayer: God, I belong to you.
~Blessings and Peace~