Do you see what we’ve got? An unshakable kingdom! And do you see how thankful we must be? Not only thankful, but brimming with worship, deeply reverent before God. For God is not an indifferent bystander. He’s actively cleaning house, torching all that needs to burn, and he won’t quit until it’s all cleansed. God himself is Fire!
Hebrews 12:28-29 The Message (MSG) An unshakable Kingdom is one that does not move and does not change. God will change and cleanse us because He loves us too much to leave us as we were when we let Him come to live in our hearts. He sent Jesus to reconcile us to Him because God doesn't do sin. Jesus gave His sinless life in exchange for our sinful lives. As we believe in His sacrifice, we are now safely back in the hands of the Potter. To we who stand in the righteousness of God's only begotten Son through faith, God will complete His perfecting work on our lives. We must be thankful because there was no way we could do this for ourselves. God is our Creator and the good work He performs while perfecting our lives will continue until Christ returns (Philippians 1:6). He knows us by name and had a purpose for our existence in this world. When we fall short of God's glory, He does not stop loving us but He works through Christ and the Holy Spirit to clean us up. One method of this cleansing is to burn off the residual remnant of the sins that once covered us and kept us bound. The enemy still throws temptations our way in an attempt to dirty up our new lives in Christ, but we are now covered by Jesus' blood. Believers, this is what we've got: an unshakable Kingdom promised to us forever. Our God is an all consuming Fire! We've got lots of reasons to be thankful and brim with worship. He's working things out for our good and His glory. Let's give Him praise.