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"Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne set in heaven, and One sat on the throne." -Revelation 4:2
This is the one true eternal God - Jehovah. He reigns forever over all things. That is all. Our morality, social causes, our very humanity are all within the realm of His dominion and are not co-equal to our Holy King. Although, we often set up fraudulent thrones on earth where we coronate what we hope will be the right and just ruler of our hearts -- some cause, emotion, or thought. Nonetheless these are all contrived by our own will. They all fall before the almighty creator. He alone will reign. He is good and just and He alone can rule our hearts rightly.
"As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent." -Revelation 3:19
These are the sincere words of a loving Father towards His children. Good parents correct their kids! Christ's desire is for His church to remain steadfast in expectation and conduct, to demonstrate faith. It must cause our Lord great pain to look upon an apathetic Body who are called by His name. But He does not forsake us at the heap of grievous offenses we bathe in because we are HIS along with all of our flaws, baggage, and poor behavior. We are His alone, purchased at great price. He corrects us and calls us to faithfulness, to a closer following, to repentance. Christ's everlasting promise is, "To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne"* The grace of our Lord is boundless. Lord, help us to see our condition truly, with open eyes and a malleable heart and to heed your correction.
Anthony is the Pastor of Living Water Christian Fellowship.