Hardship, Harvest and Heaven on Earth

“The kingdom of this world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ. And he will reign forever and ever.”

If you only recognize those words from Handel’s Messiah, be assured that they are also in the Bible. John saw a transfer of kingdoms in his vision of the last days recorded in Revelation.

Yes, we pray it regularly. “Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”

We are promised that in the end of time as we know it, Babylon, representing the systems of this world, will fall. (Rev 18:1-3). The government or reign of God on earth will always be on the increase. (Is 9:7) In other words, heaven IS coming to earth. It is on the way, even this very minute. And as it is coming, God must get his people out of Babylon because Babylon is coming down! Is that why we are feeling so shaken and disoriented?

I often wonder how to respond to the major shifts of the last several years. Is it to struggle to maintain my grounding in Babylon, or just rush out as Lot did from Sodom?

In this time of shaking, I believe that God is crushing us that He may restore us. He is breaking us that He may rebuild us. I, for one, want to be part of establishing the kingdom of our Lord on the earth today. Does that include asking for more shaking and more breaking? Oooh, the answer must be “Yes, Lord.”

~ Diane

About Omondis In Kenya

Ibrahim and Diane Omondi serve on the DOVE Christian Fellowship International Apostolic Council, giving oversight to the region of Africa. They have been ministering together in Kenya since 1984 and now oversee the work of more than 100 congregations in four nations. They also give leadership to the missions thrust of DOVE Africa which includes 14 Kenyan and Ugandan missionaries serving among unreached people groups in these nations. The Omondis direct Springs of Africa, a non-profit organization sponsoring micro-finance, community development and various education initiatives.
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1 Response to Hardship, Harvest and Heaven on Earth

  1. Yes, Lord! Thank you, Diane.

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