“The Power of Right Now!”
Date of Service: 01-10-2021
Speaker: Pastor Gary D. Caudill
The Kingdom Within
Today’s Reading: Psalm 79-80, Romans 11:1-18
Today’s Reflection: Romans 11:7 What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded
What exactly is it that those of us who have received Christ by faith have obtained, the which Israel “hath not obtained”? Consider the following scriptures: Speaking of Abraham, the father of the nation of Israel, it was said in Hebrews 11:10, “For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.” Then verse 13 says of the multitudes following him, “These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.”
Who could agree with me that it would appear they were looking for not JUST a city, but a Kingdom? Dear reader, I propose to you that, in fact, Abraham and his descendants were looking for the Kingdom of God while here on Earth. Not convinced? Consider this; when John the Baptist came to introduce Jesus Christ to His people Israel, he preached “Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Furthermore, Jesus picked right up where John left off, preaching the exact same message; “Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
Jesus further explained in Luke 17, “The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! Or, lo there! For, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.” You see, Israel was looking for a brick and mortar, Earthly kingdom with a King sitting on the Earthly throne, not realizing that God’s Kingdom is delivered inwardly, then manifested outwardly through faith and obedience to His Word!
Here’s my final thoughts on this; we have within us the very Kingdom of God, if we have received Christ as Savior. In short, it is now our time to seek God’s Kingdom and His Righteousness through faith and obedience, so that HIS will is done on Earth as in Heaven! We have all of Heaven’s authority and resources at our disposal; so let’s build!
copyright © by Gary D. Caudill
Feb. 1, 2021 Update…
Wow…what a blessed way to start off the new year! We’re already into February, and have seen God do some great things already this year!…
We have raised nearly half what we need for our new True North broadcast to get it up and running…praise God for that! The rest will come as God sees fit. We trust His timing and leading on this. We should have a launch later this week or next week, Lord willing! We have enough to launch and run for several weeks. More on this project later.
Ghana, West Africa, here we come! We will be flying out on Feb. 16th, and returning on March 3rd. We desire your prayers!! We do have an additional $600 need explained on our page here that we are praying God will provide for. Thanks in advance for your prayers for our mission trip. Please pray for safety, protection, and success as we go to preach the Gospel “beyond”!!
We baptised a 9 year old girl named Alex yesterday, who recently received Christ as her Lord and Savior!! This was def. the highlight of my week, and we look forward to what God has in store for this sweet little girl who is soaking up the Word of God like a sponge! If you’re ever in the area, you are welcome to come worship with us. See map link and service times here.
We have a young man under our spiritual watchare (who shall at this point remain anonymous), who is seeking the Lord about surrending to preach the Gospel. He has asked me to pray for confirmation, as he wants to be sure that he is hearing clearly and correctly from The Lord. Please help us pray about this matter!!