Leadership in the Kingdom is “descending-horizontal” in nature (“Follow me as I follow Christ.”); not “ascending-vertical” as in the world.
The Kingdom of God operates by the power of love; the kingdoms of this world, by the love of power.
There is a war that is waged through the love of power; another that is waged through the power of love. Both extract a great sacrifice.
The disparity between the nature of God revealed in the OT & NT is merely a reflection of the disparity between the two covenants in force.
How many seeds are in an apple is one thing; how many apples are in a seed is quite another. We are called to sow the SEEDS of the Kingdom!
Depth and breadth often vie. We must contend for both.
Repentance is the ground that lies between our knowledge and our experience.
Pioneers are motivated by what lies before them, refugees by what lies behind. God wants to turn refugees into pioneers for His Kingdom. (Related series of posts.)
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