Kingdom Assignments

Everyone has a different calling and purpose in God’s Kingdom.  Though there may be many ministers or teachers or worship leaders, they are each different.  Moreover, there are tasks that God assigns that we might never consider an actual calling of God.  For example, there are those who watch, wait, and worship.  God’s society is different from that of the world.  God is the center and engine of both, but the Kingdom is eternal while the world is passing away.  In the Kingdom the powerful are the most humble and selfless; no one rules over others and the greatest is the servant of all. God is the focus of all heaven, unlike the world where everyone is attempting to grasp center stage.

God positions watchmen on the walls, who remain alert and look for the coming of the bridegroom.  He appoints His children to wait in eager anticipation for the coming of His Kingdom.  All believers worship the Lord of Heaven and earth with songs, acts of kindness, gifts given in Spirit and Truth, for these are such as the Lord seeks.  The Kingdom is never about acquisition or our own will, the calling of God is not a possession or position, but simply God’s gift to those whom the one called was sent.  Yeshua was the only one who fulfilled all of God’s assignments and we can see only glimpses of His work on earth because the Holy Spirit is now on earth fulfilling His work through the family of believers.

Every act of creation was accomplished by God, just as the salvation of man was fully accomplished by Yeshua.  The disciples and apostles understood very little of Yeshua’s work on earth until they were filled with the Holy Spirit.  Now, we see a lot of activity in and with the church, but it is a blur, incomplete and mysterious.  We know that the Bride of Messiah is being prepared for the betrothal and wedding in Heaven.  After the full number of Gentiles come in, it will trigger and signal Israel’s acceptance of her Messiah and the family of God will be united, one in Messiah Yeshua.  This brings us back to the calling of watching, waiting, and worshiping, which are important and necessary.

Consider Simeon, “Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout.  He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was on him.  It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah.  Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts.  When the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the custom of the Law required, Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying: ‘Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you may now dismiss your servant in peace.  For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight of all nations: a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of your people Israel.’ ” (Luke 2: 25-32).  “There was also a prophet, Anna, the daughter of Penuel, of the tribe of Asher.  She was very old; she had lived with her husband seven years after her marriage, and then was a widow until she was eighty-four.  She never left the temple but worshiped night and day, fasting and praying.  Coming up to them at that very moment, she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem.” (Luke 2: 36-38).  These are outstanding examples of some who watched, waited, and worshiped, but many more have been given similar assignments in God’s Kingdom.  Never consider Kingdom assignments as you might our earthly pursuits, but instead transform your earthly labors into the broader picture of heavenly assignments in this earthly life.   



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