The old has gone, the new is here!
The Kingdom of God, is found ‘in’ Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the Kingdom. He is the ‘door’ and the ‘way’ to enter His Kingdom. As we awaken to His call, His rest, and His Love we ‘see’ that here and now we are a part of His Kingdom. We ‘see’ here and now the riches of His way, His truth, and His Life. We see that His Kingdom is founded ‘in’ and upon Love.
As we awaken to the most profound news of who we are ‘in’ Him, we find beauty is all He does. This beauty is displayed in you, and all of His children. Here we find greater depth to Paul’s words;
“…and He died for all, so that they who live might no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf. Therefore from now on we recognize no one according to the flesh; even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him in this way no longer. Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.…” ~ Paul
This passage is packed with meaning, welcome to His Kingdom. There is room for all, and we no longer regard one another according to the flesh. This is the ultimate barrier breaking paradigm shift. We can only ‘see’ one another in this manner as we ‘see’ one another ‘in’ Christ.
To’see’ who we are ‘in’ Christ, to embrace Him, and to live ‘in’ and through His indwelling presence is the greatest gift we can ever treasure this side of His resurrection.
“But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible, for anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says,
“Awake, O sleeper,
and arise from the dead,
and Christ will shine on you.”
Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.” ~ Paul
“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” declares the Lord God, “the one who is, who was, and who is coming, the Almighty.”
The “who is” speaks volumes coupled with “who is coming”. Can we say that His Kingdom and our part in and of it, is the very same?
I say yes, He is, and is coming. It is here, and is coming here, this revelation changes everything.
This is once again the voice of the ages, His wooing call, “come to Me”. In this constant coming to Him, there is constant revelation, there is constant awakening to His Love and His indwelling presence. From this we see depth to John’s writing in Revelation…
“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”
“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” ~ James
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness…” Jesus
“The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy,your whole body will be full of light.” ~ Jesus
There is so much to gain in His Kingdom in recognizing the “Treasure’ that we ‘see’ in one another. This enables us to submit to one another, this submission is an expression of Love. To grow in our ability to ‘see’ more clearly, our beloved Apostle has expressed our prayer below.
“…that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might…” ~ Paul
May you be filled with His grace and peace.
your brother ‘in’ Love