The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:5-6)
Monday, September 13, 2010
Christ, Conquest & Church
Let us be clear about your declaration to the Jewish authorities.
Are you God’s anointed one?
And you answered:
I am, and you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of power and coming with the clouds of heaven. (Mark 14:61-62)
It’s a declaration you made to the church, not to the government.
Maybe we are misguided to mark history solely by political movements and governments, by conquerors and conquests.
Because across history, the Church (however imperfect it may be) is your chosen instrument of global redemption.
Jesus, you conquered sin and death, and your conquest across generations is the human heart.
Include me, Lord Christ, in that great movement. How can I serve your church today? Amen.
Posted by George Habel