Things Unshaken – Part 3
那不被震动的 – 第三篇
Hebrews 12:26-28 (NKJV)
but now He has promised, saying, “Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but also heaven.” Now this, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain.
Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace,
by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.
Last week we examined 2 of the 10 aspects of receiving the unshakable kingdom that will remain. Now we continue with the next two.
3. BY RESPONDING TO GOD’S CALL
Again, how do we receive the kingdom? We receive it by responding to God’s call into His kingdom. Apostle Paul told the church at Thessalonica that it was “God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory.” (1 Th 2:12) The salvation and the kingdom is a gift from Jesus to a person. The person is made aware of the gift by the Holy Spirit by convicting him of his sin and of Jesus as the only means to redemption of his soul. This call is an invitation for him to receive the kingdom. He must respond to the call by accepting Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord to be saved.
Is the Holy Spirit making us aware of His call to repentance and salvation today? If so, we must not miss the opportunity to get right with God.
4. BY REPENTING OF OUR SINS
When Jesus began His ministry on earth, He proclaimed the good news of God, saying,
“The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.” (Mk 1:15) Another aspect of receiving the kingdom is to repent and believe in the gospel. This is the proper response to God’s call for us to receive the kingdom. Repentance means an about face turn from our sins. Believing in the gospel is believing that we are sinners and Jesus is the Son of God who came into the world to die for our sin to redeem us and give us the believers eternal life.
Today we should ask ourselves if we have repented and believed in the gospel, to be certain that we receive the unshakable kingdom.
To be continued next week.
If the Holy Spirit is calling us to receive His kingdom, may we respond immediately without hesitation. May we turn around from our sins and turn toward His Son Jesus to be saved.
Tom and Tehwan Tso
“The outcome of your faith is the salvation of your souls.” 1Peter 1:9
“信心的果效， 就是灵魂的救恩” 彼得前书1：9