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2.05.2021

Characteristics Of Kingdom Patriots

Words In Season: A cheerful heart, energise and brightens the body from inside out. Adopted African Proverb
Bearing: "Thou wilt shew me the path of life: In Thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore" Psalm 16:11
Bottomline: Delight in divine service is a token of acceptance. Those who serve God with a sad countenance, because they do what is unpleasant to them but they just have to serve Him lest He purnishes them, are not serving Him at all. They bring a form of homage, but the life is absent. Our God requires no slaves to grace His throne but princes who are His sons. He is The Lord of the empire of love, and would have even His servants and courtiers dressed in the livery of joy. The angels of God serve Him with songs, not with groans.
A murmur or a sigh would be a mutiny in their ranks. That obedience which is not voluntary is disobedience, for the Lord looketh at the heart, and if He seeth that we serve Him from force, and not because we love Him, He will reject our offering. Service coupled with cheerfulness is heart-service, and therefore true and acceptable. Take away joyful willingness from the Christian, and you have removed the test of his sincerity. If a man be driven or conscripted to battle, he is no patriot; but he who marches into the fray with flashing eyes and beaming face, singing, "It is sweet for one's country to die," proves himself to be sincere in his patriotism. Cheerfulness is the support of our strength; in the joy of the Lord are we strong. It acts as the remover of difficulties. It is to our service what oil is to the wheels of a railway carriage. Without oil the axle soon grows hot, and accidents occur. Therefore there should a holy cheerfulness to oil our wheels, lest our spirits be clogged with weariness.
And a call to Christ is a call to service. Which begins with acknowledging our alienation from Him through sin. This sin we have to repent of first, then believe on His saving grace and mercy to forgive and save us to the uttermost. If you are yet to take this steps, now is the time to take it. Everything relating to your future here and hereafter depends on these steps of faith. #IstandforTheGospelofChrist

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