Delivery Day

Kingdom of God

Delivery Day   

Read Matthew 24:1–28

Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains (Matthew 24:7, 8).

The nightly news has begun. By the time it ends, reporters will cover the latest military conflict, increasing crime, devastating earthquakes, and record-setting weather. After the commercial break, we hear about deadly viruses, diseases with no known cure, inner cities filled with hate, and hungry children. In some countries, whole cities are starving.

Fires of unrest are sprouting in every nation, bloodshed their answer for everything. Death tolls are rising on all fronts. The newscaster ends his broadcast on a happy note, but even a heart-touching story cannot erase the images just seen.

All these “birthing pains” were foretold by Jesus. They are laborious but leading somewhere. With each contraction, the world announces the delivery of something grand—the arrival of a new kingdom—one filled with righteousness.

Challenge for Today:  Be patient, the delivery will be on time, and soon.

Quicklook: Matthew 24:4–8

—Charles Earl Harrel

God’s Word for Today © 2007 Gospel Publishing House. Used by permission.

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9 thoughts on “Delivery Day

  1. Lynn Hare

    I delivered newspapers to 50 customers for 8 years in the suburban neighborhood where I grew up in Delaware. There were birthing pains every day. Some were good. Some not so good. I’m glad that we have the rhema Word of God to use as our filter as we enter the End Times. With inauguration coming up on Jan. 20, we’re sure to see the chaos of darkness rise up. But we are one Presidential term closer to the fulfillment of prophecy in Revelation.

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    1. Charles Earl Harrel Post author

      Hi Lynn. Thanks for the comment. And you’re right. Hey, how are you doing? Been praying for you. In my last post, January 10th, I shared the link to your WordPress site. You have an excellent ministry page. Blessings!

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