The Establishment of Christ's Kingdom


Elder Robert Willis (dec)


Notice the writing of Paul in Acts 20:28, “Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.” The disciples were instructed to feed the kingdom of the gathered body of believers and to be good stewards and overseers of such.

There is a “head” of the church kingdom and He is reigning now. Paul affirms this in Ephesians 5:23, “... even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.” No one man is head of the church body other than Christ, though some may claim that honor. It belongs only to Jesus Christ our Lord. Those who are to occupy the earthy, visible, kingdom called the church, are those who have been born again of the Spirit (quickened, made a new creature). Sadly, not all of God’s children will belong to the church. There will come a time when all of the saints of God will gather to gather in Paradise, in that Heavenly Kingdom, and sing praises to the Master’s Name for evermore. Till then, let us be found giving Him praise, honor and glory. “Think About It"



Choose Words Carefully



Often times words are spoken in haste and they are like water poured out on the ground; you cannot take it back (II Samuel 14:14), “ waters spilt on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again...” King Solomon spoke of rightly chosen words in Proverbs 25:11, “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.” To fitly speak a word is to speak after much thought and consideration of the effects it will have on whom it is spoken to, and those who may hear of it, directly or indirectly.


It is far better that our words be pleasing to the Lord. David said, “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer” (Psalm 19:14). When we speak words acceptable unto God, they will be “fitly spoken.” I have never seen an apple made of gold nor have I seen pictures of silver, but I do realize they must be magnificent. Choose your words wisely! You may never know how much good or damage they can do. “Think About It!”