God & King

Our ways are not God’s ways. God does what He pleases, and what He does is always good and always best. One of God’s works is to ordain human government. Although He is sovereign over all and His decrees cannot be thwarted, He still allows humans a measure of governance over their affairs. In sinfulness, humans take this mercy of God and use it to oppress others and inflate their own self-importance. Instead of submitting their governance to God, His righteousness, and His authority, they uproar, devising a vain thing, and take their stand against God and His anointed (Ps 2:1-2). Still, God remains merciful, even while humans rebel. He allows human rulers to continue their reigns, often in unrighteousness and immorality. However, a day is coming when that will all change. When the seventh trumpet blows, the inhabitants of heaven will sing about a power transfer. “The kingdom of this world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Messiah; He will reign forever and forever” (Rev 11:15). No more will God delegate His authority and mercifully overlook the oppression and evil of human government. He will take His power and begin His direct reign as He judges the dead and destroys those who destroy the earth. This is the day we long for; the day when perfect justice will reign and all will be made right. To that end we say, “Come quickly, Lord!” –Pastor Rory

Sunday at Liberty

9AM: How to Study the Bible: New Testament Narratives (Gospels/Acts)

10AM: Pastor Rory Martin–God & King–Revelation 11:15-19 (sermon notes)

11:45AM: Potluck 

12:30PM: Church Family Meeting

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