A couple thousand years ago, world history turned the corner. Jesus, the spotless,
blameless, Son of God did something so profound that a million years from now, we
will still be unpacking it's provision and breakthrough. Some of the depths of what
Jesus did will remain a mystery for now, but there are a few things that we can
know for sure.
Jesus ushered in the birth of a new world.
Jesus ushered in the birth of a new world by defeating the powers of darkness. Rather
than adopting the modern mentality of the western church that His life and sacrifice
was just an answer for mankinds moral dilemma, we should take a more holistic view
of the revolution that Jesus' sacrifice started in the known universe. Jesus' crucifixion
was the catalyst and launch of God's kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. The powers
of darkness were forever defeated resulting in a stunning new beginning that will
evenutally culminate with heaven and earth becoming one.
This heaven on earth kingdom is here to stay.
This heaven on earth kingdom is here to stay. The death and resurrection of Jesus
has sealed that forever. His sacrifice has given birth to something that was entirely
impossible beforehand, that we could become just like Jesus, sons and daughters
of God, the Body of Christ in the earth, His representatives ushering in a new rule,
a new reign, a new life demonstrated by our love and displays of redemptive power.
We have an invitation to become one with God.
God's purpose in Christ is that heaven and earth would come together, and in that
coming together we would see as a result a unified church, a new man rising out
of the division between Jew and Gentile, man and woman, slave and free. As this
new man, there are still battles to fight, still more ground to take, and still
more lives to be won. But one thing will forever remain, is that Jesus has made
the decision to become one of us, and in doing so has invited us to become one with
His resurrection is an invitation into a revolution.
His resurrection is an invitation into encounter, an invitation into a revolution
that has already unseated the once ruling authority of the powers of darkness. Heaven's
provision has now become the earth's possession and we are the ones taking possession
of it. We are laying down our lives to partner with Him in an authority that pushes
back darkness until His presence fills everything in everyway.
Creation is groaning for our revelation and heaven is cheering us on.
As sons and daughters of God, we are hosting heaven, transforming all of creation,
and carrying redemption until everything that is broken has been healed. We are
changing the options for the earth and the earth is crying out for us and the answers
that we carry. It was and always will be about Jesus, His love, His mercy, His sacrifice,
His victory, but we cannot ignore the role that we play as sons and daughters of
God in the earth. Creation is groaning for our revelation and heaven is cheering
us on as we continue to unify with one heart, one voice, and one love, that the
world may know.
My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through
their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I
am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent
me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are
one I in them and you in meso that they may be brought to complete unity. Then
the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved