Metes and Bounds and the Kingdom

There are in the Kingdom of God measurements and boundaries that establish the Realm. These measurements consist of breadth and length and depth and height. The Apostle describes these in his Epistle to the Ephesians at 3:18.

These Bounds are the “love of Christ which passes knowledge”; and the “fulness of God” (3:19). These metes and bounds are eternal; they are never to be moved or removed, for a curse is upon any who would attempt to do so (cf. Deuteronomy 27:17: Proverbs 22:38; 23:10-11).

The Apostle John describes the City of God as a “City that lies foursquare; the length is as large as the breadth.” The Angel that spoke with John measured the City with his reed and the “length and breadth and height of it are equal” (Revelation 21:16). In the City of God we get a clear understanding of the precision of the Master Builder and Architect.

The writer to the Hebrews speaks to us thusly: “Thou, LORD, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of Thine hands” (Hebrews 1:10).

From these portrayals we can determine that God is a God of order and precision to the highest degree. We can see this in the instructions to Moses, Solomon and Ezekiel in measurements given in building the Temples. Everything was to be done in accordance with the pattern God gave them (Exodus 25:9; Hebrews 8:5).

We can also determine from the Scriptures that God is a God of permanence, and sets forth eternal principles of Truth, Beauty and Holiness. Violators of Truth are given firm warning as to the judgments that will fall upon them if they rebel against, or wage war against the Truth. Many have suffered the consequences of not heeding these warnings when they chose to defy the True and Living God.

Jesus spoke of “a man who built an house, and dug deep, and laid the foundation on a rock; then, when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, but could not shake it; for it was founded upon a rock” (Luke 6:48).

We will do well to remember these principles set forth in the Scriptures, lest we are swept away by the present day flood waters of the media, by governments, and other societal pressures to conform to the latest trends and fashions that run contrary to the eternal metes and bounds and landmarks of God’s commands.

Hebrews, again, speaks to us with the exhortation and encouragement that we have received “a Kingdom that cannot be moved”; therefore, “let us have grace whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear” (Hebrews 12:28). Eternity awaits us.


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Antioch Christian Ministries Inc is an Apostolic, Prophetic, Evangelistic and Teaching ministry providing support for the edification of the Body of Christ worldwide. We provide Pastoral prayer, counsel and comfort to those seeking the Lord and coming to Him in their need. We rely on the Holy Spirit for wisdom and guidance in all our words and deeds done in His mighty Name.
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