There are so many distractions when it comes to our greater purpose. Life itself with all the demands around us. Things always commandeering our mind and physical senses. Most of the time we don’t even recognize this. We think as Christians that this will all stop, but then we find ourselves in a whole new set of challenges and distractions. Like which denomination am I? Which ones are distractions? I think all these questions are answered when we see The One calling us. I think He is as complicated and simple as the first words out of His mouth, His first expression to us. Even as it says in 1st John, “that which was from the beginning”. That is “The Kingdom of God is at hand”. He is our purpose and the purpose of this blog to focus on Him.
Some may ask of my qualifications. Some may want to reference what is said here, with commentaries and other sources. We have to admire the Bereans (Acts 17.11) for going to the source of all revelation, the scriptures. That is what I do. I will agree the the Apostle Paul when he says “the gospel that is preached by me is not according to man, I neither received it from man nor was I taught it, but it came through revelation of Jesus Christ”.
I have learned that everything about God is a revelation, and that the Only Begotten Son is His own self portrait. That “in Christ” is all His fullness and His invisible attributes. That silver and gold I want not, but His indescribable invisible gift of Himself. That all the promises of God have their fulfillment “in Him”. Not in an activity, or a church, or a nation, or an earthly kingdom, but “in Him”. Our citizenship is “in Him”. (Philippians 3.20).
If I am seen as foolish, and if it looks like I have nothing, this I know, that being found “in Him” I have everything. That since I receive His righteousness, and I “put Him on” as He said, as the new testament instructs, with all His invisible attributes, that I am clothed with the eternal and divest myself of these perishable rags, that those who are dressed in the world are the ones who are “poor blind and naked”. It is a pity that many who confess Christ see themselves as stuck in their humanity and wait for Christ to come as a man to rescue them from this world.
He came preaching “the Kingdom of God is at hand” because He is “the Kingdom”. His reward is with Him because He is the reward, it is Him. He is the same yesterday today and forever! He is not of this age or creation. His kingdom is not a juncture in space and time of the 6 day creation, but a reality.
When all the dust of this age settles, (Hebrews 12.22-28) when all that has been made has been removed, then all will see those who found “Him” will shine. There will be many who weep because they did not grasp the fullness of the gift that was “at hand” that was available for them in this world by faith. Him who “was and is and is to come”. He always will be. For “of is fullness we have received”. If we seek Him by faith.
This One who said “repent for the Kingdom of God is at hand!. This was not a statement said then taken away as meaningless or temporary, but is THE truth for all of mankind for all of ages. HIS KINGDOM IS emphatically AT HAND! Where you are right now!
I Timothy 6.15-16 He who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see, to whom be honor and everlasting power. Amen.
May He bless you with the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, to interact and associate with Him where ever you are for God is limitless. He is there. He is the “Lo I am with you always, even to the end of the ages”.
The Kingdom of God is at Hand as “The Kingdom prepared before the foundations of the world”. Amen