The Increase of His Government and Peace
Ps Bob Scroggins
September 15, 2020
This is an election year in New Zealand.
On Saturday, 17 October we will be casting an electorate and party vote for the government we would like formed.
On the TV One website there is Vote Compass, which by answering a few questions helps you find the political party that best represents what you want to see in the next government.
Over two thousand years ago there was an announcement of a new government as well. It describes the new government leader and how long they'll be in power Isaiah 9:6-7a...
"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end."
The government spoken about here is the Kingdom of God. The leader of the government is Jesus! Jesus declared that the Kingdom of God had arrived on earth as well as being inside us (Luke 17:21). What does the Kingdom of God look like? The Kingdom is currently being revealed through us and around us as Jesus reigns in and through our lives.
Notice in the passage in Isaiah 9:7 where it states "The increase of His government and peace there will be no end." Many times we can look to an earthly government for what only the Kingdom of God can provide. As we “seek first the Kingdom of God and hHs righteousness" there is a promise that our daily needs will be provided for. (Matthew 6:33).
Are you experiencing the reign of Christ in your life today? What area(s) do you feel Jesus still needs to take His rightful place? Where in your life are you experiencing an increase of His government? What demonstration of the Kingdom of God are you wanting to see in New Zealand?
Let's be encouraged that His government, which is the Kingdom of God, will increase. There will be an increase of His peace in the world that is so desperately needed during these uncertain times. Let the peace of God rule in your heart today (Colossians 3:15). Let Him reign over every situation and circumstance you are facing.
Increase and Peace!