Monday, October 06, 2014

Forever just started...again!

God's Kingdom endures FOREVER. And guess what? Forever just started...again! Even now, God's kingdom is enduring. It cannot be destroyed and it will not end. Death can not deter it and fear could not stand it! Our God is alive and His kingdom is forcefully advancing. We have the power to choose and affect eternity so choose to glorify God! Choose to look fear in the face and declare the glory of the King of Forever. Because the Word says our God will reign forever and forever just started...again. 

Daniel 6:26 (HCSB) 

26 I issue a decree that in all my royal dominion, people must tremble in fear before the God of Daniel:
For He is the living God,
and He endures forever;
His kingdom will never be destroyed,
and His dominion has no end.

Daniel had just been delivered from the lions' den. That verse is the proclamation of  the King, who had just thrown Daniel into the lions' den, demanding his kingdom to honour Daniel's God. We can often get lost in the fears, worries, and mysteries of life. When we do this, we begin to give glory, or magnify, the strategies and plans of the enemy, many times without realizing. Daniel had ample opportunity to have fear. We know that Daniel did not heed the kingdom of Earth that said, "Do not glorify God." Instead, he devoted himself in prayer and his punishment was a den of lions. When we commit ourselves to God, the enemy commits himself to our demise. Knowing this, remember that Daniel may have been thrown in a den of lions but God shut the lions' mouths just as quickly. The Kingdom of God is our fortress and our strength. It is forcefully advancing and all we need to do is stretch our faith to reach out in trust and grab it! Begin to devour Kingdom principles, developing a relationship of passionate devotion to our King and watch your life begin to flourish as forever starts again and again. Even in the darkness, amidst the enemies plans, God's Kingdom is forever and forever never ends!

Romans 11:33-36New Living Translation (NLT)              

 Oh, how great are God’s riches and wisdom and knowledge! How impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and his ways!  For who can know the Lord’s thoughts? Who knows enough to give him advice? And who has given him so much that he needs to pay it back? For everything comes from him and exists by his power and is intended for his glory. All glory to him forever! Amen. just started. Forever. It's hard to grasp or understand. Forever isn't forever away, forever is now! Eternity, you know, that place we go when we die, right? Nope! Eternity is here and we have already begun. Forever never ends, but forever always starts. Even now, forever just started again! What will you do with forever? Choose to glorify God. Choose to live as a citizen of His Kingdom. Choose to obey. Choose to love. Most importantly, choose to worship God in the face of adversity because God's Kingdom is forever and forever just started again! 

Bailey Riza is a young, passionate, up-and-coming voice in the music industry. A worship leader, songwriter, and recording artist, she has a wealth of experience and a dynamic approach to teaching and leading. She is a member of the Faith Alive Band and travels throughout North America performing and ministering in many different arenas. Her songs have been featured on the Faith Alive Show as well as on Daystar Television Network.  Her latest EP, Coming Alive, topped the iTunes charts in Canada!  She was born and raised in Saskatoon, Sk, Canada and attends Faith Alive Family Church, where her parents are senior pastors. She loves her family, church, and country and has a zeal to see this generation experience a powerful outpouring of God's presence.

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