Leadership in the Kingdom is “descending-horizontal” in nature (“Follow me as I follow Christ.”); not “ascending-vertical” as in the world. *
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.
Depth and breadth often vie. We must contend for both.
Repentance recovers 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. *