Friday, February 29, 2008

Here and Not Yet: The Kingdom Under The King's Command

Last night our house church group shared stories of times when God healed us or family members without our asking, and even bestowed spiritual gifts upon some of us out of clear blue sky.

The Kingdom seems to break into this world at the sole discretion of The King. There's nothing we can do to make it come or to coerce the King into action, and yet paradoxically we are commanded to pray, and Jesus said that our faith does play a part in our healing.

I do believe that following Jesus is about living in the tension between the "Here" and the "Not Yet" aspects of the Kingdom of God. It keeps us totally dependent upon God for everything.

"Without me you can do nothing" - Jesus


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