“We receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved” the question may be ask, is there such thing? Where is it?
Egypt, Assyria, Greece, and Roman all gone as great notions.
Where is the immovable kingdom? Is there anything that cannot be changed, shaken, and destroyed? “That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.” (II.Thes. 2:2).
Physical comforts are torn away from their possessors. Health is not immovable, wealth is immovable, wealth is no lasting kingdom and property is unstable as water.
What is the kingdom that cannot be shaken” People are moved from earth and from the dwellers thereon, entire families sometimes pass away, generations are carried hence into the invisible world, whole races of people have disappeared from the earth. With all these changes where shall we find the unchangeable and the permanent? “But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.” (I.Pt1:25).
The kingdom which our text says is immovable is Christianity, the kingdom of God, the kingdom of Christ, the kingdom of heaven. We also read “For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.” (Ro.14:17) are immutable and eternal.
These are the elements which constitute the “kingdom which cannot be moved.”
The presence of the sun in the heaven may be veiled from us, yet the sun is there, calm and great as ever. The clouds may hide every star from our view as total darkness, but the stars are not lost beyond and above the clouds they pursue their appointed course.
The consciousness of the kingdom within us may be disturbed and suspended and lost for a time, but the kingdom is not lost, or disturbed. If we have received Jesus as your Saviour, yet we have “received a kingdom which cannot be moved” (v.28).
Christianity is a sovereign power.
It is a kingdom, the kingdom of God, the kingdom of Christ, the kingdom of heaven the kingdom which that cannot be moved.
Jesus claims supreme authority over the heart and life of all men, over all institution societies “Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.” (I.Pt.3:22).
He claims to be King of all people.
Have we received Jesus as a ruling power in our life.
He who has not welcomed Jesus as his King has not truly welcomed him at all. Jesus is a sovereign power, he must rule in a word, our words, our desires, our feeling our purpose and actions, our whole life “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:” (Phil.2:5).
Christianity as a sovereign power is unchangeable an everlasting.
We have received the immovable kingdom which rest upon the eternal and unchangeable God. A kingdom of peace, joy and righteousness which is in the Holy Ghost.
Let us mark the blessedness of the true Christian.
Amid all the painful uncertainties and changes of this life, Yet, God possess the unalterable and the certain. We have an inheritance which shall not be taken away from us “In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began; (Titus1:2).
We will carry our spiritual wealth with us into eternity, and it will increase for ever, “For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.” (I.Cor.13:12).
Grace, truth, peace, joy and righteousness in the Holy Ghost are incorporated with his very being, and will never pass away from us. The blessed and permanent kingdom is with in us “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,Meekness, temperance:” (Gal.5:22,23).
God will not speak to us with any voice more attractive, persuasive, or convincing than that by which he now addresses us “See that you refuse not him that speaketh. (v.25,27).
Christianity is not to give place to any other remedial dispensation “But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.” (Gal.1:8).
The patriarchal form of religion passed away, and the Mosaic system followed; that in its turn passed away with the advent and growth of Christianity, which will never be removed until the end of time “Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.” (Col.2:16,17).
Let us accept the blessing and obligation of the kingdom of Christ “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.“(Mt.6:33)