Kingdom of Love
kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven,
shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High. Dan. 7:27.
The government of the kingdom of Christ is like no earthly government. It
is a representation of the characters of those who compose the kingdom. .
. . His court is one where holy love presides and whose offices and appointments
are graced by the exercise of charity. He charges His servants to bring pity
and loving-kindness, His own attributes, into all their office work. . . .
of Christ alone can work the transformation in heart and mind that all must
experience who would partake with Him of the new life in the kingdom of God.
. . . In order to serve Him aright, we must be born of the divine Spirit.
This will purify the heart and renew the mind and give us a new capacity for
knowing and loving God. It will give us willing obedience to all His requirements.
This is true worship.
eyes shall see Jerusalem a quiet habitation, a tabernacle that shall not be
taken down; not one of the stakes thereof shall ever be removed, neither shall
any of the cords thereof be broken. But there the glorious Lord will be unto
us a place of broad rivers and streams. . . . For the Lord is our judge, the
Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king; he will save us. . . . And the
inhabitant shall not say, I am sick: the people that dwell therein shall be
forgiven their iniquity" (Isa. 33:20-24).
ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create," the Lord exhorts;
"for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy. And
I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice of weeping
shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying. . . . And they shall
build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the
fruit of them. They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant,
and another eat: for as the days of a tree are the days of my people, and
mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands. . . . They shall not
hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the Lord" (Isa. 65:18-25).
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