The Invitation to Influence the World | Your Kingdom Come (Part 2)

[For the backstory of this devotion, check out “Your Kingdom Come (Part 1)”]

God certainly does not need our invitation or permission to rule over our lives, our careers, our possessions, the leaders of our towns, cities, and nation, or the nations of the world. He could enforce His desires upon each of us and all things without any ability on our part to resist, refuse, or object in spite of any or all of our perceived strengths, superiority or combined resources.

The story of the Tower of Babel is perhaps the first example of humanity’s attempt and resulting failure to resist God’s external rule or influence, and even though voices today continue clattering its plausibility, it will never happen. “The world has now become the Kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he will reign forever and ever.”[1] Scoffers are still easily found, but like reading a page burning novel to the final chapter, the epilogue contains the payoff. The world and all it contains is nearing the epilogue.

Though a mystery to most, certainly to me, God decided to offer His redeemed the opportunity to invoke His dominance in and over all things. He invites and urges us to be involved in the process of seeing His divine influence operating in all realms of created existence. The proof rests in the words, Your kingdom come.

(…More to come)

[1] Revelation 11:15 NLT