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Kingdom Insights  

The Golden Thread. Woven through the warp and woof of His Kingdom and Us is a series of boxed Kingdom Insights relevant to the material on and in the vicinity of specific pages. These insights tend to build on one another and may have links within them to more detailed expositions of the Insight being highlighted. You can navigate sequentially through these by using the left and right arrows in the header.

“The LORD has established His throne in the heavens, and His kingdom rules over all.”     Psalm 103:19

Kingdom Insights #1  

Creation. The Universe was created by God in every loving detail all the way from subatomic entities to the vast expanse of heavenly bodies. He is the King of the Universe who has made an orderly Kingdom and guides it according to intricate laws ordained for man to discover and apply in exercising fruitful stewardship. Where are we?

“The LORD has established His throne in the heavens, and His kingdom rules over all.”     Psalm 103:19

   Kingdom Insights #2  

The gift of free will. Yes, we can choose – obedience and life or disobedience and death. Are we called to be pro-choice? Yes. We are called to choose life. The alternate is sin, conceived and birthed in pride and inevitably ending in a fall that leads to corruption and death.

“The LORD has established His throne in the heavens, and His kingdom rules over all.”     Psalm 103:19

   Kingdom Insights #3  

God’s Timing. We’ve already seen that the God of the Universe, who dwells in Eternity, has a rather elastic way of dealing with the dimension of time, a present reality that He created. He doesn’t always measure “a day” as the time it takes for our earth to complete one rotation on its axis (as if this has always been the same). Nor does He necessarily number epochs in accordance with our tidy conceptual ways of subdividing human history. We need to exercise great caution when we try to fit Him and His Ways into boxes of our own creation: His ways are higher than ours, and we are bound to leave important understandings out if we get too clever.

“The LORD has established His throne in the heavens, and His kingdom rules over all.”     Psalm 103:19

   Kingdom Insights #4 

Divine Revelation. God communicates with people by a process mediated by the Holy Spirit called “revelation.” Our thinking is a spiritual process that is influenced (thoughts and ideas enter into our minds) as we observe our surroundings and ponder about what is going on. Those who seek answers from God and are open to receive from Him find that they are able to discern realities that would otherwise be obscure. Most people are unwittingly receptive to “general revelation” by common grace, much of which is perceived as “self-evident truth” or “common sense.” Occasionally less common insights are received in more dramatic ways by “special revelation” that pertain to God’s specific plans. Other physical, social, and spiritual forces are at play in our thought life, however, calling for careful discernment.

“The LORD has established His throne in the heavens, and His kingdom rules over all.”     Psalm 103:19

   Kingdom Insights #5  

Divine Revelation. God communicates with people by a process mediated by the Holy Spirit called “revelation.” Our thinking is a spiritual process that is influenced (thoughts and ideas enter into our minds) as we observe our surroundings and ponder about what is going on. Those who seek answers from God and are open to receive from Him find that they are able to discern realities that would otherwise be obscure. Most people are unwittingly receptive to “general revelation” by common grace, much of which is perceived as “self-evident truth” or “common sense.” Occasionally less common insights are received in more dramatic ways by “special revelation” that pertain to God’s specific plans. Other physical, social, and spiritual forces are at play in our thought life, however, calling for careful discernment.

“The LORD has established His throne in the heavens, and His kingdom rules over all.”     Psalm 103:19

   Kingdom Insights #20 

The Universe was created by an infinitely intelligent designer who established it all in loving detail – from the vast expanse of heavenly bodies down to subatomic entities – and holds it together in order, guided by intricate laws ordained for man to discover and use in exercising fruitful stewardship.

“The LORD has established His throne in the heavens, and His kingdom rules over all.”     Psalm 103:19