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This has been perhaps the heaviest week of our missionary service.
I tested positive for Covid last Sunday, and Monic tested positive on Friday.
It meant a massive change in our schedules, missing our mission gathering at Keukenhof and both of us being ill all week long!
All that said, it was our P-day yesterday, and to cheer myself up, I enjoyed watching the coronation of King Charles and Queen Camilla.
There was plenty of pomp, pageantry and processions, along with a day filled with history and tradition, ending with a Royal family gathering on the Palace balcony to watch a flypast featuring the Red Arrows.
Charles has been an heir to the kingdom, and preparing for this moment, all of his life.
The coronation of Charles III and his wife, Camilla, are now king and queen of the United Kingdom and fourteen other Commonwealth realms.
Unlike Charles and Camilla, few of us will reign in such majesty, in this life.
There is however another kingdom to come, in which we will.
The Lord’s Kingdom
We read in Romans 8:16-17 “We are the children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ.”
The term “heir of God” emphasises our relationship with our Heavenly Father. As His children, each of us have divine, eternal potential.
And as His children, we have “an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade . . . kept in heaven” (1 Peter 1:4)
Neil L. Anderson has taught that “Every person on earth is the ” offspring ” of God, but to be called the ” children of God ” means much, much more. As we come unto Jesus Christ and make covenants with Him, we become ” his seed ” and ” heirs of the kingdom.”
Think about it, every blessing, every opportunity will be given to us if we honour the covenants, we make with Him.
One of the key covenants Jesus Christ gave to help us qualify for entrance back into the kingdom of God is baptism.
Jesus said, “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3); “Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God” (John 3:5).
The Doctrine of Christ, namely, faith, repentance, baptism, the gift of the holy ghost and enduring to the end.
Now is the time to act.
Speak to the missionaries today.
They will help you understand what it means to be an “𝒉𝒆𝒊𝒓 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑲𝒊𝒏𝒈𝒅𝒐𝒎…”