Two Kingdoms

Posted by Dion Todd June 2nd, 2024 1,118 Views 20 Comments

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only born Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God didn't send his Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through him. He who believes in him is not judged. He who doesn't believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only born Son of God. John 3:16–18 WEB.

God sent His Son Jesus to redeem the lost and give us eternal life. What a fantastic piece of Scripture. It presents a choice that each of us will have to make at some point in our life. Who will you live for, yourself or God Almighty? There are two kingdoms, and each side has its arguments.

Living for yourself means you can focus on only what you want to do. You can spend all your money gathering more stuff to impress people that you don't like. You can dismiss morality as an outdated concept and act as if promiscuity is something modern. You can do what is right when it aligns with what you want to do anyway. Basically: "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law." Guess whose golden rule that is? Yep, satan.

The downside of living for yourself is that this life and everything you see with your eyes is temporary. It will all pass away one day. It is the unseen things that are eternal (2 Corinthians 4:18). All the stuff that we have gathered on the earth will be left behind, and only the treasures that we have stored up in heaven will be safe (Matthew 6:20).

You store up treasure in heaven by being obedient to God, by putting Him center in your life. As you do this, He will begin to guide you. It may cost you some temporary "fun." He may tug on some things you want to keep. As Jesus went on to say in Matthew 6:24: "No one can serve two masters." Materialism is a direct conflict with serving God. It is ok to have money, but not for it to have control of you. He will force you to choose.

Serving God will sometimes be painful because He is in control instead of you. If you take a knife away from a small child, they may cry because they want to play with it, even though it is dangerous. So it is with us. Sometimes we want what is wrong, and He says, "No," so we whine about it.

Sometimes, doing what is right is not convenient or pleasant. It may cost you dearly. He may tell you to give something away that you would rather keep. You must tell the truth when it hurts rather than telling an easy lie. Let no one tell you that living a life dedicated to God will be easy, for it directly conflicts with our flesh.

When our life winds down and death approaches, the choice becomes a little more clear. What if there is an eternity and the Bible is correct? Then the one who accepted Jesus will spend eternity in paradise, while those that rejected Him will be cast out and live in torment. We can choose to live for Jesus today.

While you are still breathing, there is hope. Paul wrote: "if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes resulting in righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made resulting in salvation. For the Scripture says, "Whoever believes in him will not be disappointed." (Romans 10:9–11 WEB).

We have nothing in the past that matters anymore. Today is a new day, and there is nothing there that can hold us back. The only thing standing between the Lord Jesus and us is us. Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Make your choice. Live for Jesus.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, please forgive me for my sins and the things I have done wrong. I am sorry. Jesus, come into my life and be my Lord and Savior. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit and guide me from this day forth. My life is now Yours. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

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Susan Petho commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Two Kingdoms

2 weeks ago


Amen!




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Michele Copley commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Two Kingdoms

2 weeks ago


How thankful I feel for God's foundation and laws to know and yearn for, and His redeeming love and might to forgive me of my sins and when He remembers them no more, as far as the East is from the West! The gift of Jesus Christ's sacrifice, being my Savior on the cross and rising to conquer death for eternity, His Holy Spirit here to lead me each new day in which I want to live to honor God with my whole heart~ Pursuit seeking only His Kingdom now, with His strength and power with me, and when one day it will be, beholding seeing Him in all His glory, and, His accepting me there is my heart's and soul's desire, when in His Kingdom coming to earth for His Bride!




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David Krull commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Two Kingdoms

2 weeks ago


Amen. Fill me this day with Your Spirit. A Spirit of love for others. Help me walk in 1 Cor..13 love starting with my wife when she is raging. Thank you for the work You have done in her (us) in past two years. Thank you Jesus for this day and for the life You have given me. In Jesus Name.




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Mari Kaufmann commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Two Kingdoms

2 weeks ago


Help me Jesus amen




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Wesley Paulus commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Two Kingdoms

2 weeks ago


Amen!




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Sherry Mccosh commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Two Kingdoms

2 weeks ago


Heavenly Father, please forgive me for my sins and the things I have done wrong. I am sorry. Jesus, come into my life and be my Lord and Savior. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit and guide me from this day forth. My life is now Yours. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

I am asking for prayer for my two granddaughters to come to faith in Jesus and get baptized, please pray with me




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Yvette York commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Two Kingdoms

2 weeks ago


AMEN Father Please Forgive Me For All Of My Sins Past And Present.Good Morning Everyone Have A Blessed Sunday πŸ˜€



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Sylvia Todd

2 weeks ago

Happy Sunday, Yvette, God bless πŸ˜€!



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Lynn Brown commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Two Kingdoms

2 weeks ago


Heavenly Father, please forgive me for my sins and the things I have done wrong. I am sorry. Jesus, come into my life and be my Lord and Savior. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit and guide me from this day forth. My life is now Yours. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!



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Sylvia Todd

2 weeks ago

Amen, sister πŸ™!



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Marisa Jackson commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Two Kingdoms

2 weeks ago


Amen!! Amen!! Amen!! Alleluia!! Amen!!πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️




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Liesel aka lisa Wardle commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Two Kingdoms

2 weeks ago


Oh Lord, dear Heavenly Father, I'm so very sorry for all the sins I committed in the past, though I know that I've been forgiven, but I'm still dealing with sins and things that still beset me on and off, and I'm so sorry for that!! Please fill me, guide me and convict me on the spot to conquer the weaker areas in my life, I long to be totally conformed to the image of my Lord and Savior, so that I can please You my Lord and put a smile on Your face, so that I can be used by You!!! You gave me breath, my life is Your's from this day forward, in the name of Jesus, Amen!!!




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Bella Colliander commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Two Kingdoms

2 weeks ago


Yes Father, fill me with Your Holy Spirit and guide me through this last season of my life. Thank you for Your love, blessings and mercies. Amen and amen




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Scott Riegelmann commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Two Kingdoms

2 weeks ago


Amen my treasure is in heaven I chose Jesus Christ to be Lord of my life




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Dana Rozell commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Two Kingdoms

2 weeks ago


Amen!




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Brenda F commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Two Kingdoms

2 weeks ago


Amen




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Celeste Strenn commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Two Kingdoms

2 weeks ago


Amen🌟




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Valeri Frank commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Two Kingdoms

2 weeks ago


Praise God from whom all blessings flow... πŸ™πŸ₯°




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Kay Collinsworth commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Two Kingdoms

2 weeks ago


Amen




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Candy Laventure commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Two Kingdoms

2 weeks ago


Amen!




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Elena Vasquez commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Two Kingdoms

2 weeks ago


Amen






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