An Everlasting Kingdom

Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock.

— Matthew 7:24

Our faith is built upon a solid rock that neither pagan nor demon can overthrow. Yes, there have been small clouds that have come and obscured the sun for a moment. “Julian was such a cloud” said Athanasius, the great defender of the Trinity. (He was referring to Julian the Apostate who attempted to return the Roman Empire back to paganism in 361 a.d., away from the Christian freedom that Julian’s uncle, Constantine, had given the Church. Julian’s reign lasted only two years.) But the cloud as he said, “is a little cloud, it passes away.”

So Julian passed away and all of the critics of Christ pass away, but the sun continues to shine in its brightness in the sky, and so it is with Christ. The critics come, and the critics go, but the brightness of Christ continues to grow apace throughout the world until at last the whole world shall be filled with His glory.

Our foundation is sure. All of Christianity has a strong and solid foundation that will never crumble. Kingdoms rise and fall, but God’s kingdom will stand. It is built upon the words of Christ. We can trust that even though heaven and earth will pass away, His words will never pass away.

Question to ponder:
The hymn says, “On Christ the solid rock I stand; all other ground is sinking sand.” How has God put your feet on the Rock?