14 – A Kingdom That Cannot Be Shaken


ThanksgivingPraiseHebrews 12:28-29 (ESV) – 28 Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, 29 for our God is a consuming fire.

Almost every day our modern news media provides coverage of a major disaster that has taken place somewhere in the world. Think back with me for a moment.  Do you recall the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and resulting tsunami that killed more than 230,000 people? How about the effects of Hurricane Katrina that flooded 80% of New Orleans and resulted in the loss of 1,484 lives in 2005?  In 2015 alone there were over 150 major natural disasters.  A December, 2015 World Vision article chronicles just six of the worst that occurred in that year alone (Earthquake — Nepal: Flood — Chennai, India; Heat wave — southern India; Typhoon and monsoon rains — Myanmar, Bangladesh, and India; Flood — Malawi and Mozambique; Drought — Ethiopia).

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Flooded 9th Ward of New Orleans resulting from Hurricane Katrina – 2005

Events such as these remind us of the instability of earthly life and the fragility of those things we hold most dear …  our homes, our families, our careers.  But, in a world that may seem to be falling apart, believers in the Lord Jesus Christ can be assured that we have something that is stable, something that is completely secure. There is a rock, a foundation, upon which we can stand … a kingdom that cannot be shaken … regardless of the circumstances.  That rock is Almighty God!

We can have unshakeable stability, even in this unstable world.  God and His Word are timeless, unchanging and always relevant.   We can forever depend on a secure, eternal relationship with Him through His Son Jesus.  And we can be sure that an everlasting heavenly home awaits ALL those who place their faith in Jesus Christ as their Savior (John 3:16).

Christian friend, do you have someone in your life who needs to hear this life-saving Good News? Someone who is drowning, desperately needing you to throw a lifeline?  Don’t wait!  Share it today!  Introduce them to a kingdom that cannot be shaken!

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Thank you Father for providing assurance through trusting in Your Son Jesus Christ that You have created a kingdom that cannot be shaken.  Help me to spread this good news to those who have lost hope due to tragic circumstances.  In the name Jesus, amen and amen.

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About jimdavenport

Jim Davenport resides in the USA in Northeast Georgia, is a member of a Southern Baptist Church and is a retired Christian business man. Jim and his wife Charlotte have one son and daughter in law, Keven and Amy, four grandchildren - Ashlyn (Davenport) & Josh Murphy, and Mason & Rebecca Davenport. We have three great-grandchildren, Rhory Camile Murphy, Rhett Levi Murphy and Sawyer Joshua Murphy. Jim and Charlotte own a mountain get-away home located on Lookout Mountain in Alabama where they spend many spring, summer and fall days working in their raised bed organic garden. Jim has served as a Deacon and Trustee in his local church most of his adult life and on the Executive Committee and Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees of Shorter University, an intentionally Christian institution located in Rome, Georgia. Jim has a passion for the word of God and has always believed that Christian principles should guide every aspect of his life. He also loves Christian music and often served as a tenor soloist in his church. One of the highlights of his life was the nearly 20 years he spent singing with The Good News, a Southern Gospel quartet. Jim served as an Information Technology professional his entire working career of 50 years holding senior positions in and consulting with hundreds of world-class organizations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Central and South America, Australia and New Zealand. Jim remains as President and CEO of InfoSys Solutions Associates, Inc. and is a retired partner of IT Governance Partners, LLC, both of which are “Trusted Advisor” technology and business consulting firms. Jim has authored a number of books available at www.jimdavenport.me/jims-books. His blog has ben read by readers from more than 170 countries. Jim holds both a BS and an MS in Mathematics from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia and completed Management Development Training at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
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