The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

Today’s Scripture & Insight: Luke 1:33

As we turn to our story, the Angel Gabriel tells Mary she will give birth to a special child whose Kingdom will never end. Luke 1:28-33, Gabriel appeared to her and said, “Greetings, favored woman! The Lord is with you!” 29 Confused and disturbed, Mary tried to think what the angel could mean. 30 “Don’t be afraid, Mary,” the angel told her, “for you have found favor with God! 31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus. 32 He will be very great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his ancestor David. 33 And he will reign over Israel forever; his Kingdom will never end!” [1]

In our world, leaders have come and gone over the centuries, only being temporary at best. When Jesus, the Messiah, was born, His Father would give Him a Kingdom that would never end. Jesus’ Kingdom will go on into eternity. As humans, it is hard for us to get our head around forever because we are temporary. The Bible compares our life span to that of a vapor or a flower, meaning something that is very brief. 

Unlike leaders of this world, our King Jesus is God Himself. Our God is perfect, loving, all knowing, all powerful and everywhere. He will be our perfect King in every way. 

Listed below are just a few verses talking about Christ’s Kingdom being forever. 

Revelation 11:15 –Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices shouting in heaven: “The world has now become the Kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he will reign forever and ever.” [2]

Hebrews 1:8 – But to the Son he says,“Your throne, O God, endures forever and ever. You rule with a scepter of justice. [3]

2 Peter 1:11 -Then God will give you a grand entrance into the eternal Kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. [4]

As we think of the corrupt leaders of our day, imagine what it will be like to be in Heaven with Jesus as He reigns forever. Galatians 2:9 gives us a glimpse into that perfect place we call heaven. “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.” [5]

Listen to the story of Mary here:

[1, 2, 3, 4, 5] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation (Lk 1:28–33, Rev. 11:15, Hebrews. 1:8, 2 peter 1:10-11, 1 Cor. 2:9). Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

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