How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!” Listen! Your watchmen lift up their voices; together they shout for joy. When the Lord returns to Zion, they will see it with their own eyes. Burst into songs of joy together, you ruins of Jerusalem, for the Lord has comforted his people, he has redeemed Jerusalem. The Lord will lay bare his holy arm in the sight of all the nations, and all the ends of the earth will see the salvation of our God.
BEING ESTABLISHED IN GOD’S KINGDOM
But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God (John 1:12-13).
Once we are in His Kingdom, Jesus commissions us to go and tell others the good news. We must go to a dying world and say, “Jesus Christ has come to seek and to save, and I am His ambassador to tell you that He has paid the debt. You can tell them that Jesus paid it all; all they must do is receive Him because John 1:12 says, ‘but as many as received Him, to them gave He the right [the power] to become the sons of God, even to them who believe on His name.’” The power comes with the transference to His Kingdom! The empowerment to become God’s own comes through believing.
Be aware that there are many things that will come against you. God says in His word that you must know He did not send them. You do not have to wonder, “Lord, did you send these evil things?” You know He did not do it.
In the sixth chapter of the book of Nehemiah, Sanballat sent for Nehemiah and said, “Hey, come talk!” He could not stop him from doing the work. He says once more, “Come on- let’s talk!” Nehemiah said to him, “I’m doing a great work, and I can’t come down.” When things come against me, I say, “devil, I’m doing a great work, and I can’t come down.” That is, “I will not become distracted from being about the Lord’s business.” I want you to have that kind of resolve. “I’m doing a great work, and I cannot come down!” Sometimes a situation may cause you to doubt God and His promises, but do not be swayed. Peter talks in his epistle about how precious your faith is and how it will be tried. During those times of trials, stay fast; stay true to Whom you have believed. You will become established as you persevere in your faith.