Advancing God’s Kingdom
When the Holy Spirit has come upon you, you will receive power
and will tell people about me everywhere—
in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
Acts 1:8 NLT
My Kingdom is not a nation or territory protected by military forces.
It is not a government established and governed by political processes.
My reign is neither visible nor earthly—it is spiritual and heavenly.
I rule an eternal Empire of Love in believing human hearts.
I give you the honor of serving Me—work with enthusiasm.
The Book of Acts is not a story of passive spectators, but active servants.
Carry on the unfinished task of zealously sharing My glorious gospel.
Worship Me, do not just admire Me; follow Me, do not merely be a fan.
Standing around staring at the sky waiting for My return? Get busy!
My business is the most serious you could ever possibly engage in.
I made you a Kingdom Advance Ambassador—make a conscious effort!
I am your Boss—work hard for Me, and do not try to impress people.
Avoid apathy—prove you sincerely love Me by passionate intensity.
I bless you with the help of My Spirit—wait for empowerment.
Want to soar above the world’s mediocrity? Rely on Almighty power.
I can do infinitely more than your highest thoughts, wishes, or dreams.
Nothing is too hard for Me—grace turns impossibilities into miracles.
I am your Counselor guiding you through life’s perplexing labyrinth.
I am your Helper enabling you to celebrate victory over the Adversary.
I am your Intercessor praying for you in life’s tiring and trying times.
I am your Defense Counsel taking your side against the Accuser.
I am your Strengthener readying you for all the world may throw at you.
I am your Standby accompanying you every heartbeat, day and season.
You are powerless without Me, unproductive on your own.
Honor Me—succeed in My eyes and turn your world upside down.
Overcome weakness—never forget the critical importance of prayer.
I call you to tell the world of the hope of the Savior—witness to everyone.
I am the King of trusting hearts; I am the Sovereign of obedient minds.
Do your part to contribute to the ever-widening circle of My message of love.
Time is in My hands and so is eternity—I will return in judgment.
Life is no dress rehearsal—repent while you can; advise others to do the same.
Conquer despair—spread news far and wide of My promised bright future.
© Pastor Johnny R. Almond Gentle Whispers from Eternity