Skip to comments.Rejecting Kingdoms of This World (Protestant/Evangelical Devotional and Caucus)
Posted on 08/16/2017 5:25:21 AM PDT by Gamecock
Augustine stood by the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. He had heard of the hordes of barbarians that were moving as a juggernaut against Rome and the empire. The reports were ominous and foreboding, lending little reason for hope of the survival of the Roman culture.
Augustine said a prayer in three parts. In the first part, he implored God to save the empire. In the second part, he asked for grace to accept the destruction of civilization as he knew it, if that should be the will of Providence. In the third part, he asked that in either case he might be permitted soon to die and enter his eternal rest.
Permanence and security cannot be found in the structures of man. Concrete crumbles. Glass shatters. Steel melts. When God says No! the cities and kingdoms of men come to ruin. God simply will not tolerate mans quest for autonomyhis lust for idols of his own making. No city, no nation, no culture can survive the judgment of God.
Spend some time in prayer today for your city, state, and nation.
Passages for Further Study
Revelation 11:15 Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever.
Psalm 145:11 They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom and tell of your power,
Psalm 145:13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures throughout all generations. [The Lord is faithful in all his words and kind in all his works.]
Even so come, Lord Jesus.
In the first part, he implored God to save the empire. In the second part, he asked for grace to accept the destruction of civilization as he knew it, if that should be the will of Providence. In the third part, he asked that in either case he might be permitted soon to die and enter his eternal rest.
We are impermanent. And so are our nations.
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