Friday, May 22, 2015

Don't Fight for a Dying Regime

An interesting article from about the Iraq War. This follows this post about alcoholism. For a free magazine subscription or to get the books recommended for free click HERE! or call 1-888-886- 8632.
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Don't Fight for a Dying Regime

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As time goes by, troubles and disappointments will again emerge. Human nature doesn’t change and suffering will continue. President Bush’s message parallels what Jesus said when He was here on earth. He told His followers to pray, “Your kingdom come” (Matthew 6:10 Matthew 6:10Your kingdom come, Your will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
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). That Kingdom is yet ahead for all humanity, and when Jesus Christ returns to earth He will institute a government that will rule humanity in love and according to the laws of God. Jesus told the Roman governor Pontius Pilate at His trial: “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight … but now My kingdom is not from here” (John 18:36 John 18:36Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.
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). So God’s message to us is the same as President Bush’s advice to Iraqis: “Don’t fight for a dying regime.”When Jesus began His ministry He came into Galilee “preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel’ ” (Mark 1:14-15 Mark 1:14-15 14 Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, 15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent you, and believe the gospel.
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). Repent means to turn—to turn from the past, to believe, to look forward to the future God planned for us. That future will be so different from what most of humanity experiences today! If we are awake to the message of the Bible, we will see that this world is a dying regime and nothing that we should fight or die for. Rather we should accept the Bible’s message and look forward to a regime change unlike anything humanity has ever experienced—the truly good government Jesus Christ will establish on earth when He returns.

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