Build Your Kingdom Here — Rend Collective Experiment

07/23/13 by Sojotales

This song has been running though my brain and pulling at my heart for the past couple of weeks. The first time I heard it I’d turned on the radio a little over halfway through it and only heard the end of the song. Something about the words that I heard that afternoon just seemed to reach inside my chest, grab hold of my soul and pull. When the song finished that longing pulled on me so hard that I ached to hear it again. The thoughts that this song evoked in me were all focused on Christ and his return; how glorious that day shall be. Those feelings welled up in me and everything else that came out of the radio after that just seemed to be white noise. I was focused on Christ, His kingdom, and what His return would mean for mankind.

The next time I got to hear this song I was feeling a bit down; not really depressed, just not very happy. When the first few measures of the song began to play over the radio my heart seemed to jump and suddenly I was invigorated. In an instant the cab of my truck was transformed from a lack-luster blasé drive home to a glorious worship experience. During that moment, it seemed as though someone had turned a spotlight on inside of my truck. Everything seemed to be clear and in focus; without any glare, just a moment of pristine beauty.  Tears of joy streamed down my face and I kept having to wipe them from my eyes so that I could see out of the windshield in front of me.

Last night, after a little research on youtube, I finally discovered the name of the band that sings this song. I listened to it over and over again, and this morning I woke up with it running through my mind.

As I sat down to write about this experience this evening and began to look through various Bible verses, some of them just seem to fit in perfectly with my thoughts of that afternoon when I first heard the end of the song.
Build Your kingdom here
And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. Rev 19:6 KJV
Let the darkness fear
To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me. Acts 26:18 KJV
I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness. John 12:46 KJV
Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. John 8:11-13 KJV
Show Your mighty hand
He bowed the heavens also, and came down: and darkness was under his feet. Psalm 18:9 KJV
Heal our streets and land
To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace. Luke 1:79 KJV
Set Your church on fire
 For thou wilt light my candle: the Lord my God will enlighten my darkness. Psalm 18:28
Win this nation back
And shalt return unto the Lord thy God, and shalt obey his voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul;  That then the Lord thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the nations, whither the Lord thy God hath scattered thee.  If any of thine be driven out unto the outmost parts of heaven, from thence will the Lord thy God gather thee, and from thence will he fetch thee: Deuteronomy 30:2-4 KJV
Change the atmosphere
For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. Isaiah 60:2 KJV
Build Your kingdom here
Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him? James 2:5 KJV
We pray
Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God. 2 Corinthians 5:20 KJV


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