Oh, clap your hands, all you peoples! Shout to God with the voice of triumph! For the Lord Most high is awesome; He is a great King over all the earth. 47:1-2 NKJV
This psalm exhorts us to glory in God’s kingdom.
The kingdom of God is mysterious and bewildering when looked at through fleshly eyes. We can see it afar off and rapidly approaching through eyes of faith!
Clapping hands is symbolic of rejoicing. We do it when we have something to cheer about.
I will be leaving for church in a few minutes. At some point in the worship service I will clap my hands. My heart will rejoice in triumph. The Lord Most High is awesome. He is the Great King over all the earth. Jesus is God. I belong to Him!
I am proud of who I am. I am proud of my family tree and ancestry. There were many good and honorable people who have gone before me.
There is also a heritage of sin shame and failure among my loved ones. I added to it. I lived a shameful life before I met Jesus. I veered off into dark alleys and dead-end streets since.
Mistakes and failures are reflected in the eyes of those I will leave behind when the King takes me home. What happened? How could the darkness take such a stronghold on innocence? We were not created for this fallen world! We belong in eternity with Jesus!
The Kingdom of God is like an athlete playing on a losing team. He is traded for a superstar on a winning team. The shame and humility of defeat are replaced by the glory and honor of victory. He did not earn it. It is his just the same.
Jesus changes everything!
We may have consequences to deal with. Jesus will be with us. His victory is our victory!
Jesus will bring transformation when He returns. The heavens and the earth will be restored. They will reflect the glory of our Savior. There will be no tears or trials. There will be no sorrow or regret. I will live in the glory of my Heavenly Father. Will you?
The Kingdom of God has arrived! It is not a fairy tale myth or figment of our imagination!
We can have joy regardless of trials and hardship. We do not have to be defeated by our circumstances. We can rise above and tread upon them!
Don’t ignore your problems. Don’t deny pain and suffering. Look past them to the glory that will be revealed. Clap your hands. Shout out loud in victory. Jesus is an awesome God. He is the great King over all the earth. Do you belong to Him?
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