Psalm 146:10 The Lord will reign forever, Your God… to all generations. Praise the Lord!
The psalmist ends with two strong statements; His reign will be forever and to all generations. The reign of men like Alexander, Napoleon, Hitler, and Stalin and of presidents of nations and corporations all end no matter how powerful.
However, God is eternal, infinite and His reign will never end.
Someday Jesus will come in the air and resurrect all the saints of the church to a glorious judgment and celebration in heaven lasting a little over seven years. Then we will return to earth with a victorious Jesus to live in His earthly kingdom for 1,000 years. The final judgment of Satan and those who rejected Jesus will occur, the heavens and earth will be changed by fire and the saints will enter the new earth and heaven and live forever in the kingdom of God. [Revelation 19-22]
Jesus chose disciples- like you and me- to be witnesses to people of all nationalities here and around the world. [Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 1:8] “he who is wise wins souls.” [Proverbs 11:30b] It is always wise to obey Jesus and here are some tools you can use to share and teach the gospel. Pray that Jesus would give you the grace to see at least one person saved this year through your witness.
The psalmist used 12 verbs in Psalm 146:6-10 to express the awesome works of God that make Him worthy of worship and trust from all people. He does so many things that are beyond the ability or priorities of human nobles or politicians. However, He accomplishes some works through some humans who reject Jesus.
For example, God allowed Alexander in 334-323 BC to begin the spread of the Greek language throughout most of the land evangelized in the first century AD. The disciples like Paul could go to almost any place and spread the gospel in Greek. The New Testament was written in Greek. This was an enormous advantage for evangelism. “He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.” [Matthew 5:45b] He gives His disciples the opportunity to be kind and gracious to those who have rejected Jesus. We are to be patient.. “The Lord… is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.” [2 Peter 3:9]
God can be trusted as the One who reigns eternally. Praise Him today and forever! Share the good news every day.
Henry Luke 8/3/2017
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