The Gospel Reinvisioned

By | December 4, 2014

What if I told you there is a place where every wrong will eventually be made right, where every hurt is healed? A place where everything broken will be fixed, and where every one is freed from themselves so they can be whom they are supposed to be. Would you be interested? There is a place, and you have an open invitation. You can enter into the country of abundant life.

But this is a different kind of place, and only a different kind of person can see it. In order to be in this new country, you have to become a new person. In order to be fit for this kingdom, you must know the king’s son. You must become his student, his apprentice. If you think you have it figured out, if you think you have made yourself good enough on your own, you fail. If you think you’ll make it by performing all the right, even religious actions, beware! You don’t have to clean yourself up to come to the Son. He wants you to join him just as you are. In fact, there’s no other way. You have to be humble enough to admit you don’t have the power to make yourself fit for his country. He must train you.

You have the privilege of being a citizen of the country of life. You have the opportunity to join with other citizens to bring healing and freedom to the hurt and broken. But you must understand that the country of life has a different nature than the rest of the world. It is a different reality which operates by a different set of principles. As such, it exists in conflict with the world’s systems. And as a citizen of life, you will find yourself in the middle of this conflict too. But don’t worry, the king is coming and will finish restoring everything to it’s correct and perfect state. You simply must remain faithful to him.

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