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CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY MARCH 6, 2014          WHAT DOES THIS SENTENCE MEAN TO YOU: “MY KINGDOM IS NOT OF THIS WORLD…IT’S FROM ANOTHER PLACE

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CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY MARCH 6, 2014

         WHAT DOES THIS SENTENCE MEAN TO YOU: “MY KINGDOM IS NOT OF THIS WORLD…IT’S FROM ANOTHER PLACE.”

         JESUS OF NAZARETH SAID IT WHEN STANDING BEFORE PILATE WHO ASKED IF HE DIDN’T REALIZE HE HAD THE POWER OF LIFE AND DEATH OVER HIM. JESUS REPLIED THAT PILATE WOULDN’T HAVE THAT POWER IF GOD HAD NOT GIVEN IT TO HIM.

         WHAT “MY KINGDOM IS NOT OF THIS WORLD” MEANS TO ME IS A DIFFERENT AGENDA; DIFFERENT FROM “MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE” CLICHÉ WE HEAR SO OFTEN; DIFFERENT FROM TRYING TO USE GOVERNMENT TO IMPROVE OUR CIRCUMSTANCES IN THIS LIFE AND INVESTING VERY LITTLE IN THE LIFE TO COME. DIFFERENT AGENDAS FOR A DIFFERENT DESTINATION.

         IF YOU ARE GOING ON A TRIP FROM A COLD CLIMATE TO A WARM ONE, YOU WOULD PACK CLOTHES THAT ARE COMFORTABLE FOR THE WARM CLIMATE. WHAT ARE YOU “PACKING” FOR HEAVEN? IF YOU ARE A CHRISTIAN, YOU CAN’T TAKE ANYTHING WITH YOU, BUT YOU CAN SEND THINGS AHEAD THAT WILL BE WAITING FOR YOU WHEN YOU ARRIVE. THESE INCLUDE PEOPLE YOU HAVE LEAD TO CHRIST AND THOSE THINGS DONE IN HIS NAME, LIKE SAVING BABIES, HELPING THE POOR, FEEDING THE HUNGRY AND CARING FOR WIDOWS AND ORPHANS.

         HIS KINGDOM IS NOT OF THIS WORLD. PONDER THAT AND PACK ACCORDINGLY. I’M CAL THOMAS IN WASHINGTON.

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