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Living in the Kingdom Law of Love

Living in the Kingdom Law of Love

In this life we will encounter people who create so much frustration that you may ask God, “Please help me show them extra grace.”

Who are these people in your life?

The slow driver in the fast lane?
The coworker who refuses to apologize?
The ungrateful friend?
The rude and obnoxious neighbor?
The demanding, demeaning, and disapproving family member?

Many people have developed unhealthy responses to frustration. They might avoid difficult people, but denial only delays the problem. It doesn’t solve it. They might try to make them happy, but some people will never be happy. No matter what they do, it’s not good enough.

How can you respond like Jesus Christ?

Consider the fact that God has put these people in your life to be “heavenly sandpaper.” Although you are irritated, God is using them to take off your rough edges. God is more interested in your character than your comfort.

Learn to look past their behavior to see their pain. Hurt people will often hurt others. They’re full of fear and insecurity. Maybe they’re shouldering a pressure you don’t know about.

Instead of dismissing these frustrating people from your life, look at them as a gift from God to help you become more like Christ.

Frustration reveals something in you, and you can give this to God by having a change of heart.

“God, help me to be more patient.”
“God, help me to be better at apologizing.”
“God, help me to be more thankful.”
Frustration also gives you the opportunity to show grace to others.

One of the reasons God has forgiven you is so that you can reflect this forgiveness to others.

Ephesians 4:30-32 KJV
And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:

And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

John 13:34-35 KJV
A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

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What if tomorrow is the Last Day?

What if tomorrow is the Last Day?

Every day of our lives are important but in what Jesus calls the Last Day will be the most important of all.

In John chapter 6 verses 39, 40, 44 and 54 Jesus said that in the Last Day He will raise up all the Father has given to Him.

John 6:39 KJV
And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.

John 6:40 KJV
And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.

John 6:44 KJV
No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

John 6:54 KJV
Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.

Yes each and every day of our lives are precious but in the Last Day we who are Christ’s shall be raised to eternal life in the kingdom of God’s dear Son.

So then how important is it for us to share the Good News of the kingdom of God while we are still living on this earth?

God sent Christ from heaven to preach the Gospel of the kingdom of God.

Luke 4:43-44 KJV
And he said unto them, I must preach the kingdom of God to other cities also: for therefore am I sent. And he preached in the synagogues of Galilee.

Christ sent the Apostles to preach the Good News.

Mark 16:15-16 KJV
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

Since Pentecost the Saints have been empowered by Holy Spirit to be witnesses of the King and His kingdom.

What if tomorrow is the Last Day?

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