ADVANCING THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN
Praise the Lord everybody. For years men have pondered their purpose on earth. Why am I here they ask? As Christians, we do not have to ask this question, even though many still do. King Solomon, son of David, was the richest man ever, and even he, with all his excesses and assets, came to this conclusion in Ecclesiastes 12:13 (KJV) "Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man."
Solomon would also say that everything else in life was all “vanity.” Solomon looked around and saw himself and all men fighting to gain fame and riches, and after having everything himself he began to see some things. He began to see man as God saw us, struggling to hold on to what cannot be held on to, holding on feebly to the natural when we needed to be holding onto that which is spiritual. We are not concerned as much about our spiritual legacies as we should be. Our lives here on earth have become too precious to us, our own creations and ideas fill our hearts and minds. Being out and about our father’s business is something the world rarely thinks about, and Christians are following the world instead of Christ.
We have a mandate from God to go out and advance the kingdom of Heaven through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Jesus tells us in Matthew 11:12 "And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence and the violent take it by force."
If you read on you will see that Jesus is talking about John the Baptist, a forceful man, forcefully advancing the kingdom of Heaven by telling everyone to prepare for its coming. This is the true purpose of man on the earth, to serve God and advance His Kingdom while we act as a light in a dark world. I just want to leave you with this, 1 Peter 4:11 King James Version (KJV) "If any man speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever Amen."
God bless you all.