Finding Kingdom Come
If you think about it, Love walked the earth in the body of Jesus.
And while Jesus very much lived on earth, He very much lived from heaven. So everywhere Love went, heaven invaded earth. What’s astounding to me is that every need that was presented to Love was met and fully answered—physically, emotionally, and spiritually—through the power of heaven. And it often looked miraculous.
Love trumped every need, every time. Love healed the sick, fed the hungry, and raised the dead. Love forgave the prostitute, the adulterer, the thief, and the liar. Love paid
As I’ve said before, I believe the Kingdom of heaven operates from a different core value than earth. While earth revolves around the reality of need, heaven exists in the revelation of love. Everything in the Kingdom of heaven operates, hinges, and moves in that reality. Love trumps.
Need doesn’t exist in heaven. We won’t need to be healed in heaven; there is no sickness there. We won’t need to feel loved; we will know and become love. We won’t know poverty, sadness, or confusion; our Father is rich in mercy and grace. We won’t have any questions about why we exist; the manifest glory of God will make it clear.
I believe that we have access to the same heaven that Jesus did. He revealed that we could live in the same revelation of our Father that He lived in when He taught us to pray, “
As a friend of mine, Andy Squyres, says, “Earth is the only place we can love God while in need.” Here and now, we have the incredible opportunity to discover that—even while
This is the discovery of God’s Kingdom come!
Jason Clark is a writer, speaker and lead communicator at A Family Story ministries. His mission is to encourage sons and daughters to grow sure in the love of an always-good heavenly Father. He and his wife, Karen, live in North Carolina with their three children.
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