Recovering a Kingdom Vision
Recovery brings renewal and dynamism. The Bride shall shine as she looks upon the radiance of Her King.
The Bride is sick and must recover to serve her King
Whether it is the cancer of worldly philosophies;
Or the anemia caused by the vainglory of celebrity pastors, lights, fog machines, money, and the big show;
Or the hangover after a decades-long binge on power and addiction to church-growth;
Or the famine brought about by the reduction of the full-orbed Gospel to a personal prescription for eternal safety - like some magic pill;
Or the poverty spawned by marketing religious goods and services to her consumers;
Or the weariness of tirelessly entertaining the goats instead of feeding her sheep;
Or the fatigue of breathlessly chasing worldly relevance masked in winsomeness;
Or simply spiritual disease brought on by fear, apathy, or idolatry.
The Bride's sickness could be attributed more, but not less than these.
... Recovery begins by acknowledgment and repentance.
Then, pray the Bride recovers a Kingdom Vision!
Let us Recover unifying vision of the Lordship of Christ over the domain of our individual and collective lives as the Church. We shall live lives that are holy and pleasing to the Lord as we exercise dominion over that which God has placed in our care. The hallmarks of Christian maturity are; faith, holy living, the ability to articulate a Christian vision of total reality, and a zeal for sharing the Gospel of the Kingdom - to the ends of the earth.
Christ is Lord over ALL things. We serve as ambassadors of His Kingdom - reflecting our King’s image, redeeming, and restoring that which is lost and dying in the place and time in which we live.
Recovery brings renewal and dynamism.
The Bride shall shine as she looks upon the radiance of Her King.
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” - Matthew 5:14-16