The World Is Not Enough

The James Bond movie of 1999, "The World Is Not Enough", was the nineteenth spy film in the James Bond series. The film's plot revolves around the assassination of billionaire Sir Robert King by the terrorist Renard, and Bond's subsequent assignment to protect King's daughter Elektra, who had previously been held for ransom by Renard. During his assignment, Bond unravels a scheme to increase petroleum prices by triggering a nuclear meltdown in the waters of Istanbul.

World power and domination, so many have hungered and thirst for it over the millennia.

Fact or fiction, for many, the world is not enough.

Yet, history reminds us that kingdoms come and go. Fortunes are made and lost. Where do the chips fall? Who inherits the kingdom?

Jesus announced the good news of His eternal kingdom and told his disciples to share it with others.

Luke 10:1-9 (NIV) says:

"After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. 3 Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves. 4 Do not take a purse or bag or sandals; and do not greet anyone on the road. 5 “When you enter a house, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’ 6 If someone who promotes peace is there, your peace will rest on them; if not, it will return to you. 7 Stay there, eating and drinking whatever they give you, for the worker deserves his wages. Do not move around from house to house. 8 “When you enter a town and are welcomed, eat what is offered to you. 9 Heal the sick who are there and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’"

May we, likewise, be ambassadors for the King in 2018, bringing the kingdom near to others. May our prayer be that which Jesus taught, "Your kingdom come."

Have a great New Year in Christ,

Peter Rogers

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