View Full Version : The Kingdom's Open Door -- Matthew 24:14

27-07-2008, 01:57 AM
The kingdom of heaven is real. The Bible contains more than 100 references to the "kingdom of heaven" and "kingdom of God." So why aren't we taking this idea seriously?
Earlier this week, we saw that the kingdom of heaven is the realm where God reigns in absolute sovereignty. We understand this in a spiritual sense now. But we also recognize that the kingdom of heaven will be a physical reality in the future. This will happen when Christ establishes his rule in the new heaven and new earth. At that point, there will be no turning back. Satan will have been defeated. Matthew 25:31-34 says God's enemies will have been separated from the faithful.
A place in the kingdom is secured for those of us who've trusted Christ as our personal Savior. But what about unbelievers? Simply put, the King has thrown open the gates. The invitation is still open to those who've yet to receive Christ as Lord.
Who in your life needs to hear this call? The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Nobody knows how long a window of opportunity will stay open. So under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, make the most of every chance you get to deliver God's invitation.

Adapted from Daily Devotions