Elections affecting local populations are designed to keep representation of the individual at the heart of government. Has any Government really been able to achieve that?
Establishing an education system that is free to all, sufficient food and worthwhile work for everyone? How about housing and dealing with crime, public health and mental wellbeing? All of these objectives elude governments! Why? Basically the ruling party has to ensure they keep their voters happy.
What is the difference with God’s Kingdom?
3 key points:
- Dedicated citizens
- Focus on Peace and Unity
- Everlasting Kingdom
Voting for God’s Kingdom requires every individual to maintain a standard of conduct that puts others in first place, that advocates look to be kind, considerate, loving, law abiding even when laws don’t appear to make sense. Find out more about how to vote for God’s Kingdom with your life following this link.
It brings peace and unity to those who act as advocates of it and this will cover the whole earth.
It is a kingdom that will rule forever. No short term immediate fix at the cost of the silent majority. Our lives in God’s hands will be so different.
One big problem for Human Governments
The fact that bad government is limited to a fixed term in the sense of the lifetime of leader it also means that good government is limited.
Power corrupts we are told but that isn’t the full truth. Power enables, facilitates and rewards citizens when in the right hands and exercised in the right way.
So all human government is short lived. Contrast that with the thought recorded at Daniel 2: 44 “In the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed. And this kingdom will not be passed on to any other people. It will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, and it alone will stand forever,”
God’s Kingdom reduces the human governments to nothing.
Who is the king? Let Jesus answer in his own words at John 18: 36, “Jesus answered: “My Kingdom is no part of this world. If my Kingdom were part of this world, my attendants would have fought that I should not be handed over to the Jews. But as it is, my Kingdom is not from this source.”
We need to decide who we will support God’s Kingdom or those who set themselves against God’s Kingdom, a simple choice Philippians 1: 28 “and in no way being frightened by your opponents. This very thing is a proof of destruction for them, but of salvation for you; and this is from God.”
Jesus gave signs for those interested in serving under a king who is looking for the best conditions for his subjects and one of the key he raised as identifying this time before sudden destruction comes is Matthew 24: 14 “And this good news of the Kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.”
Yes the Kingdom is Good News for humanity but the choice is do we vote for it with our lives – those who reject forfeit life, those who advocate it gain everlasting life. Read more in the article linked here – When Will God’s Kingdom Rule the Earth?
Free will still counts – many say that the destruction of those who don’t want God’s rulership is unkind, unloving and unjust. That isn’t the case. Recently a Hire Purchase company recovered a vehicle a young person had started payments on. The young person decided they no longer wanted to pay the premiums and started to enjoy the vehicle on that basis. When he put it in for service at the only place it could be serviced the company took steps to recover their vehicle.
Was this unreasonable? Should they give the young person the car without requiring that the young person keep up the repayments? Of course not!
The young person exercised their free will and decided not to pay for the vehicle, the consequence had to play out, the vehicle was recovered.
How is that similar to us? We exist because of basic principles of science, if we fail to accept the origin of those principles when held to account are we in a position to prevent the creator from balancing things out. Of course not.
So be clear we have a choice to make, the consequence is simple – life or death, peace and unity or discord and the continued abuse of power.
Which would you prefer? I cast my vote 45 years ago and have never regretted accepting the Kingdom of God and it is time for us to say loud and clear “Let it come!”