by Jim Perdue

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The King and His Kingdom (3 of 3)
Series: Family Feud
Jim Perdue
Obadiah 19-21


Tonight, we conclude our series entitled Family Feud as we have walked through the book of Obadiah together. This small OT prophecy records the struggle between two nations that began as a struggle between two brothers: Israel (Jacob) and Edom (Esau). And Obadiah concludes his prophecy by reminding the people of God and the enemies of God that there is really only one King and His kingdom is everlasting.

*Perhaps the most famous kingdom on the planet today is a make-believe kingdom called the Magic Kingdom. It is found in Disney World. Can you imagine if this entire world was indeed a magic kingdom? Think about it. Everything would be clean; everybody would be nice; all news would be good news; the only work would be play, and the only object would be fun; and life would be a thrill a minute. There would, however, be two problems if all of the world was a magic kingdom. First of all, most of the world could not afford to get in (have you seen the prices at Disney World lately?) But the other problem is this: Has it ever occurred to you that in the Magic Kingdom there is no king?*

Well, I want to tell you about another kingdom. Unlike the Magic Kingdom, it is not a make-believe kingdom, it is a real kingdom. Unlike the Magic Kingdom, it is not a kingdom you can see, but rather a kingdom you cannot see. Unlike the Magic Kingdom, which will be gone in time, this kingdom lasts for all eternity.

This kingdom is not the ''Magic Kingdom,'' it is the Master's Kingdom. It is a kingdom where Christ is King, and Jesus is Lord; a kingdom where there is no war, just peace; no sadness, just joy; no sickness, just health; no death, just life; no hatred, just love; no fear, just faith.

It is a kingdom where one day the lion will lie down with the lamb; where the child will play with a snake; where the wolf will feed with the sheep, not on the sheep. It is called ...

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