Thursday, April 4, 2013

Heaven Now

I want to focus upon the Kingdom of Heaven as it pertains to us now.

Particularly that it is within our grasp.

Jesus said it is essentially right at our fingertips. We don't have to wait.

Matthew 4:17 (Amplified Bible) - "From that time Jesus began to
preach, crying out, Repent (change your mind for the better, heartily
amend your ways, with abhorrence of your past sins), for the kingdom
of heaven is at hand."

Within reach. Touch it. Even if you only manage to brush your
fingertips against it. Touch it. Hold it. Draw it in upon you.

I'm going to revisit this during the week. There are many reasons why
Jesus has informed us how close it really is.

I have become a violent seeker of the Kingdom of God. I understand
what Jesus meant when He said the "violent take the Kingdom of Heaven
by force". It's a desperate "pressing in", an urgent and demanding
need to pull Heaven into our reality. Yes, I am increasingly more
violent in my approach that I must have the Kingdom here and now!

If it's within our grasp, truly "at hand" then we need to be reaching,
even groping as if in the dark. Apprehending. Embracing. Like grasping
for the life preserver in choppy waters, and we are violently pulling it to
ourselves as if our lives depend on it. 

Because it does. Your life depends on it. Spiritually. Physically. Everything is on the line.

We must be willing to even leave places of comfort and familiarity to
apprehend it. We must be willing to BECOME uncomfortable right where
we are.

We must be willing to have our minds rewired by the Holy

The Father is there. His Kingdom comes. His perfect will for us is
wrapped up in it. He wants it to be here as it is there (Matt.

I had a vision which I shared with many. I didn't have
closure on it as I did not understand what God meant when He forced me
to my knees in a public park and spoke to me the words, "Believe it!"

He revealed its meaning later. It was to prepare me for what is coming. There is a great pressing in
ahead. The ceiling is either made of glass or brass. We are either going to shatter it with our violent and aggressive upward surge, or we are going to break our fingers against it in frustration.

Those who believe will shatter the glass. They can see through it.
They know it's "at hand". They will not be denied.

"On earth as it is in heaven."

I will not be denied. I want you to join me. I want you to come with
me. I can show you exactly where it is. Stick with me. There are
glorious days ahead.

Keepin' it Real,

Pastor Kevin <><

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