Scripture: Hebrews 12:22-24, 28 But you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly, to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the Judge of all, to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.
Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.”
Devotional: Heaven is described in Scripture as both a city and a kingdom, a kingdom that cannot be shaken. Throughout the history of the world, cities and kingdoms have lived under the threat of destruction. It’s fascinating to read in Scripture and in history about all of the rises and falls of great armies and kings. No matter how strong and unshakeable any given kingdom might seem, there has always been a time for its destruction by some ascending power.
There has never been a time without war. It seems to be part of the corrupted landscape of humanity to dominate, oppress and subjugate others.
But all this will cease when God brings Heaven to Earth. No longer will people live in fear or oppression. No longer will power struggles dominate humanity. God is making all things new. (Revelation 21:5)
- How do you imagine a life without the oppression and persecution of others, an unshakeable kingdom where the consuming fire of God reigns supreme?