Verse 1 of Psalm 97 proclaims that the Lord reigns, so all the earth, even to the farthest coastlands, is expected to be glad and rejoice.

Why should we rejoice?

We should rejoice in the reign of the Lord, we Saints find comfort, peace, and hope. This is different from the reign of man where there is only oppression, injustice, terror, etc., This is why every Saint should continue to pray for the Kingdom of God to come. 

When the kingdom of God comes into your life while you are still here on earth, you will experience a life of righteousness, peace, and joy that the Holy Spirit brings (“for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.” – Romans 14:17 NKJV). There is a rejoicing in your life that overcomes all surrounding problems.  More so, when we get to heaven where the Lord will physically reign, there is even more joy, and the nature of this joy is that it will be everlasting. Hallelujah. Rev. 21:1-5 records, “… And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.” NKJV.

I want to invite anyone here who has not been enjoying the reign of Jesus in your life to enter into His kingdom today.  The kingdom of God is the realm where you allow Jesus to have the total control of your life. The kingdom can begin right now where you are.  Hallelujah.

Pray the Lord’s prayer with me now, and Jesus will begin to reign in you. Jesus gave the prayer in Matthew 6:9-13 saying, “In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.” (NKJV)

It’s an experience that you’ll never forget. Whether you have just enthroned Jesus now or He had been reigning in your life before, I congratulate you. May your joy in Christ never be taken away, amen.

Now let’s briefly attempt to break this Psalm 97 into 3 parts:

  1. First, we see in verses one to six (1-6) the glory and awesomeness of God that bring joy to the earth. There are 2 creations responding to this greatness of God, the heavens, mountains, even fire on one hand, then we – the people on the other (1-6).
  2. Secondly, although other creations continue to praise God, but when it comes to people, we always exercise the choice to believe God or not to believe Him. We see in verse 7-9 that there are those who chose to serve idols, while there are also those who chose to serve God and be glad when they hear about His reign and awesomeness. The difference is those who would not give all glory to God Almighty, they experience shame when at last their own gods even bow before our great God to worship Him, those who rejoice at the supremacy of God always find joy. May we always make the right choice in Jesus’ name.
  3. Thirdly, the good news is that as long as those who love the Lord can hate evil, their bodies, souls and spirits will be delivered; gladness will fill their hearts, and they continue to give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name.

Let the Lord reign in your life both now and eternally. Acknowledge Him. Join the bandwagon of those say, “Thy kingdom come.” God bless you richly. Amen.