THEME: There is succession in the out-workings of the Kingdom of God. It is important that we know our time and come into our own inheritance when the passing of the former generation leaves in our care the continuing maintenance of the holiness of God in the world.
“And it came to pass, after the death of Abraham, that God blessed his son Isaac.” (Genesis 25:11)
Recently Queen Elizabeth II of England passed on September 8, 2022 and her heir, Charles the Prince of Wales, became King Charles III. There were ten days of solemn remembrance of the Queen and her amazing 70-year reign—the longest reign in English history, surpassing even the reign of Queen Victoria of the 19th century during the great expansion of the British Empire that ultimately extended to one-third of humanity.
Then the spotlight of history turned to Elizabeth’s son—the unpopular prince who divorced his wife Diana, mother of his sons William (the next heir to the throne) and Harry (the maverick prince whose love for his American wife Megan led him to leave royal status and move to the United States).
It appears that Charles the King will be more beloved of his people than he was as Charles the Prince. He is paying sincere homage to his beloved mother and father. And the people of Scotland and England and all the peoples of the Commonwealth love him for it.
Succession. As it says in Psalm 145:4, “One generation shall praise your name to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.” It is vital that we understand that we are participants of life in our own time—and that we make our presence here such as honors God and establishes for all generations after us the holiness of his Name in the Earth.
For it is to the honor of the Name of our Father in Heaven that Yeshua came to us. As he prayed in John 17:4-6, “I have glorified you on the earth: I have finished the work which you gave me to do. And now, O Father, glorify me with your own self with the glory which I had with you before the world was. I have manifested your name unto the men which you gave me out of the world: yours they were, and you gave them to me; and they have kept your word.”
Indeed, they kept his word. And they faithfully handed it down to us. And now, it is ours to keep and to pass on faithfully to those whom the Father has given to us.
Be not afraid, my beloved. Be faithful in your time. There is great reward for this from our Beloved Lord and Savior. (2 Timothy 4:5-8)