Saturday, September 27, 2014

Marks of Kingdom Citizenship

UV 1195/10,000 Marks of Kingdom Citizenship
He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart

Psalm 15 v 2

When we are in a personal relationship with the Lord God, we need to walk uprightly. Every step we take should be upright. We should be people of integrity or oneness with ourselves and with God. We should be known as people who do only works of righteousness and who speak the truth from our hearts. We are then qualified to live with God in His tabernacle and in His kingdom. Though we attain unto salvation not by our own merit or by our works or deeds or qualities but only by grace, we should grow towards grace and bear the fruit of grace.

A person who walks uprightly hates the gain of oppression or exploitation. He or she hates the idea of even holding or touching any illegal gratification. He or she hates to even hear the news of violence and bloodshed. He or she hates to even look upon evil. Such a person will not lie or deceive anyone. Such a person is godly and God Himself will undertake to wipe his or her tears, to turn sorrows into joys and preserve him or her for eternal life and eternal joy. Such a person will dwell in the tabernacle of God. He will eventually receive peace, honour and glory.

To dwell on the holy hill of God or Zion or to dwell in the tabernacle of God is the greatest of blessings. We have absolute security and perfect peace. We have the joy of the presence of the Lord. The Lord will fight for us and both provide and defend us while we are still here on earth. We only need to hold on to His promises and we will obtain the blessings and answers promised therein. The Word becomes our shield and buckler, both our weapon of offence and defence in the battles of life.

Prateep V Philip

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