Three simple words for living in the Kingdom of God..
But, the body of Christ, the church, should use those words in a right time and in a right place... Why? Because depending on the usage of those words in our daily lives, we will be ended up with some other places where God might not want us to be... or we will never be able to get out of the wilderness to the Promised Land.
It means... the Church needs a discerning heart coming back to the Foundation..
Yes... to God’s invitation
No... to the serpent’s invitation
& Thanks.... to what God has done for us.
The Church’s One Foundation from Egmore Wesley Church in Chennai, India
Though with a scornful wonder we see her sore oppressed,
by schisms rent asunder, by heresies distressed,
yet saints their watch are keeping; their cry goes up, “How Long?”
And soon the night of weeping shall be the morn of song.
additional verse which was missing from the music by Samuel Stone, 1866
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors?
Yes! We open our hearts, minds and doors to God and God’s presence and each other.
But... No! We don’t let the wickedness of humans come through our doors and dwell in our hearts and minds.
So we say thanks to God as a body of Christ who hold the power of the Holy Spirit, a discerning heart..
Then what will happen?
God will transform the world into the the Kingdom of God, eternal!
“I love they kingdom Lord”, congregational song from Shepherd's Conference
Sure as thy truth shall last
to Zion shall be given
the brightest glories earth can yield,
and brighter bliss of heaven.
the lastverse which was missing from the music by Timothy Dwight, 1801