Jesus brought another government to the earth, a spiritual kingdom that operates on the earth for God’s people. Jesus established a kingdom where we can walk in the light of the good news of Christ. Wherewith He has broken the yoke of sin and the rod of the oppressor. We are no longer chained to the sins of our past or the tyranny of men. There is a spiritual government, God’s kingdom on earth, that we now have access to through the belief and faith in the completed work of Christ. Through the power of the Holy Spirit we have hope that we can live a different life on earth.
Isaiah 9:2,4,6,7a The people who walked in darkness Have seen a great light; Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, Upon them a light has shined. 4 For You have broken the yoke of his burden. And the staff of his shoulder, The rod of his oppressor, As in the day of Midian. 6 For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7a Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end…
God came to earth in the likeness of a human, the Christ child Jesus was born to walk and live on this earth just as we have and He is to be our example. Jesus experienced the pain, sorrows and trials that we all have experienced living in this fallen world. Jesus came as a man to fellowship with us, to let us know He understands what we are going through and to set us free. Jesus experienced it all, the rejection, hurt, pain and even one of the most horrific deaths, the death of the cross, but with the love of God, He forgave us all our sins and wrongdoings.
To us was given the Son of God, The Son of The Most-High God for payment of our sin debt. Only the sinless Son of God could pay the debt humanity owed for their rebellion against God that plunged us into darkness. Satan became the prince of darkness and the prince over this fallen system of government on the earth. Only the Blood of Jesus as the Son of God, could atone for the sin of mankind to bring us into His marvelous light.
Though it was at a great cost to God, He gave us His Son so that we could become sons of God, children of The Most-High King. We can now call God, Abba Father, because the sin debt owed has been paid and we are heirs of our everlasting Father through faith in Christ. He is a good Father who meets our every need and gives us our daily provisions.
God is Wonderful; He is full of wonder; He is amazing and breathtaking with the marvelous actsthat He does for us and He takes delight in giving to His children. God has given us His Holy Spirit as our Counselor and guide and if we lack wisdom in any situation we may ask God and He will give to us liberally and generously. They call Him Almighty God; there is nothing above Him in power and might.
We have seen some dominating people rise to power but God stands above them all. We can stand in faith and in trust the All Mighty God whom we serve and He will give us a peace that the surpasses understanding. Jesus is our Prince of Peace. God did not want man to live in fear of Satan, sickness, death, the wickedness of men or in fear of lack and poverty. Jesus came to dispel this darkness so that we may have in this world provision, protection and authority over our circumstances. As true believers and Christ followers we are no longer under the curse of sin and death but we have been set free by the Son of God, to be free in actions, thought and deeds.
Luke10:41-42 And Jesus answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen the good part, which will not be taken away from her.” NKJ
The key to peace is knowing where to put our trustand it must be in love God has for us. So many of people say they believe God and trust in His Word but do not know God’s character or His attributes and know little of His Word. The lack of understanding and knowing Him is why they become full of fear and doubt. Their minds have not been renewed to the new way of thinking, which is crucial to living successfully in the kingdom of God.
Babies are born into this natural world and they must learn how to navigate this worldly system to live successfully on the earth. The same is true in God’s Kingdom, those who are God’s people should learn how to operate in God’s kingdom/government while on the earth. Kingdom citizens, those who are re-born into the family of God have access to the spiritual kingdom/government of God on the earth. Some believers in Christ are ignorant of their authority and how to operate in His kingdom successfully.
When our minds are filled with the concerns and issues of this world it manufactures fear. When our minds are filled with the wonders of God, His Majesty and Sovereignty we are able to overcome fear and to live with peace and operate in God’s kingdom effectively. It is then that we are able todisplay the peace of God in our lives that people will marvel at.
Many people rely on stories of men and the traditions of their culture to teach them how to function in the kingdom of God. Unfortunately,what is passed down is not truth and lack the of knowledge of God’s word. This is the reason we see so many people who call themselves Christians living defeated. Some people have more knowledge of this world and have more faith in the worldly government system than they have knowledge of God’s word and faith in His kingdom.
Daniel 11: 32b …but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits.
Those who know and trust in Jesus shall be strong and do great feats, deeds and achievements. Followers of Christ are under a new Government and New King who has power and authority over our present circumstances because we belong to Him and we live in a different kingdom.
The Good News of Jesus and His government is the reason we are celebrating the birth of Christduring this Christmas season.
Luke 2:14 “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men. NKJ