God’s take over

Brian McLaren writes in his book, “The Secret Message of Jesus,” about God’s take over of this earth:

 Why no weapons? Why no well-oiled political machine? Why live in constant vulnerability? WHy not identify a scapegoat, an enemy, a target of hatred? Because, Jesus says again and again, this kigdom advances with neither violence not bloodshed, with neither hatred not revenge. It is not just another of the kigdoms of this world. No, this kingdom advances slowly, quietly, under the surface – like yeast in dough, like a seed in soil. It advances with faith: when people beliieve it is true, it becomes true. And it advances with reconciling, forgiving love: when people love enemies and strangers the kingdom gains ground.

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  1. Posted by Micky on June 8, 2007 at 10:15 am

    About 3 years ago I dropped into a black hole – four months of absolute terror. I wanted to end my life, but somehow [Holy Spirit], I reached out to a friend who took me to hospital. I had three visits [hospital] in four months – I actually thought I was in hell. I imagine I was going through some sort of metamorphosis [mental, physical & spiritual]. I had been seeing a therapist [1994] on a regular basis, up until this point in time. I actually thought I would be locked away – but the hospital staff was very supportive [I had no control over my process]. I was released from hospital 16th September 1994, but my fear, pain & shame had only subsided a little. I remember this particular morning waking up [home] & my process would start up again [fear, pain, & shame]. No one could help me, not even my therapist [I was terrified]. I asked Jesus Christ to have mercy on me & forgive me my sins. Slowly, all my fear has dissipated & I believe Jesus delivered me from my “psychological prison.” I am a practicing Catholic & the Holy Spirit is my friend & strength; every day since then has been a joy & blessing. I deserve to go to hell for the life I have led, but Jesus through His sacrifice on the cross, delivered me from my inequities. John 3: 8, John 15: 26, are verses I can relate to, organically. He’s a real person who is with me all the time. I have so much joy & peace in my life, today, after a childhood spent in orphanages [England & Australia]. God LOVES me so much. Fear, pain, & shame, are no longer my constant companions. I just wanted to share my experience with you [Luke 8: 16 – 17].

    Peace Be With You
    Micky

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