Saturday, December 3, 2016

The government shall be upon His shoulder...

In this verse in Isaiah 9:6 we see Old Testament prophesy fulfilled as well as prophesy yet to be seen.  Over two thousand years ago, the angels rejoiced as a Child was born unto us.  On a specific day in human history the fullness of time came and the prophetic word came to pass.  Jesus Christ was born in the flesh.  We can now experience the reality of having a living and vital relationship with our Father God because of the coming of the Son of God on our behalf.  We can now enjoy having God as our Wonderful Counselor, our Mighty God, our Everlasting Father, our Prince of Peace.  But what about "the government shall be upon His shoulders"?  As evidenced by the recent divisive election here in the United States and the resulting unrest, we are still living in the painful "not yet" of that prophesy being fulfilled in our reality.

There will come a day, when Christ will return, not as a baby, but as a Mighty King.  He will come to planet earth, make the wrong things right, and restore and redeem God's beautiful creation.  The kingdoms of this world will become the kingdoms of our God and of His Christ and He will reign forever and ever.  Hallelujah and Amen!  Our hearts long for that day, don't they?

And yet, while I long for Him to rule and reign on planet earth, how often do I still resist His rulership in me, in my life?  (Join me for the rest of this post on Sunday, December 4th, at Woman to Woman Ministries where each Sunday I share a bit of Sunday Soul Food!)

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  1. So thankful for His grace and mercy in this season of "not yet!" Thank you, Elizabeth, for this word today. Blessings on your Sabbath!

    1. Yes! We are so dependent on the daily grace and mercy that God lavishes on us, aren't we!

  2. Love your Merry Christmas ornament. My comment is on your WTWM site.

    ~Sunday Blessings Hugs~


    1. Thank you! (Ornaments were from a 50% off after Christmas sale last year!)

  3. This morning we sang
    We will feast at the house of Zion
    We will sing with our hearts restored
    He has done great things, we will sing together
    We will feast and weep no more.

    I know there is restoration here in this life
    and I also know the ultimate restoration will be when we "feast in the house of Zion."

    This morning I realized future restoration in eternity holds more comfort for me the older I get. When I was much younger, the "final restoration" seemed so far away. It seems closer now. well, I guess it is!

    thanks for your thoughts this morning that someday all will be made right.

    1. I agree with you! As I get older there is more comfort drawn from the truth that this life is not all there is!


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