Again Jesus said, "Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you." And with that He breathed on them and said, "Receive the Holy Spirit."
You have not come to a physical mountain, to a place of flaming fire, darkness, gloom, and whirlwind, as the Israelites did at Mount Sinai. For they heard an awesome trumpet blast and a voice so terrible that they begged God to stop speaking. They staggered back under God's command: "If even an animal touches the mountain, it must be stoned to death." Moses himself was so frightened at the sight that he said, "I am terrified and trembling."
No, you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to countless thousands of angels in a joyful gathering. You have come to the assembly of God's firstborn children, whose names are written in Heaven. You have come to God himself, who is the judge over all things. You have come to the spirits of the righteous ones in Heaven who have now been made perfect. You have come to Jesus, the one who mediates the new covenant between God and people, and to the sprinkled blood, which speaks of forgiveness instead of crying out for vengeance like the blood of Abel.
Be careful that you do not refuse to listen to the One who is speaking. For if the people of Israel did not escape when they refused to listen to Moses, the earthly messenger, we will certainly not escape if we reject the One who speaks to us from Heaven! When God spoke from Mount Sinai His voice shook the earth, but now He makes another promise: "Once again I will shake not only the earth but the Heavens also." This means that all of creation will be shaken and removed, so that only unshakable things will remain.
Since we are receiving a Kingdom that is unshakable, let us be thankful and please God by worshiping Him with holy fear and awe. For our God is a devouring fire.
ALL KINGDOMS ARE SHAKEABLE
GOD WANTS TO GIVE US AN UNSHAKABLE KINGDOM
I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through Him who gives me strength.
GOD WANTS TO PARTNER WITH US IN BUILDING HIS UNSHAKABLE KINGDOM
God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground." Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.
WHAT RAW RESOURCES HAS GOD PUT INTO YOUR HANDS?
GOD'S KINGDOM WON'T GO WHERE WE DON'T TAKE IT
God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground."
YOUR UNSHAKABLE KINGDOM CHALLENGE
- AUTOMATE YOUR GIVING.
- INCREASE YOUR PERCENTAGE.
- GIVE SACRIFICIALLY TO THE COMPASSION OFFERING.
Generous Gospel | Compassion Kick Off
This weekend, Lead Pastor Whit George wrapped up our Generous Gospel series by sharing our Compassion goals for 2020, as well as a teaching on partnering with God to build His unshakeable Kingdom!