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Seeing the Kingdom (2)
…for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light…
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The Apostle Paul teaches that all who have come to faith in Jesus Christ have been delivered from the domain of darkness and sin and transferred into the
Now, all things have become new. Old ways of thinking, feeling, and living begin to be set aside, and the ways of those who walk in the light as Jesus is in the light come increasingly to characterize the lives of all who truly believe (2 Cor. 5:17-21; Eph. 4:17-24). Everything has changed, and everything is changing as the follower of Jesus Christ grows to know more of the experience of living in the
Jesus promised those listening to Him that they would see the
The first evidence of the coming of the Kingdom is that which comes to expression in the life of one whose soul has been awakened from death to life. Perhaps you can recall your own experience of first coming to know the Lord Jesus Christ: the surprise of learning that you are loved by One Who had given His life for you; the gratitude welling up from within as you realized the mercy that had been extended to you; the overall sense of well-being which, while you may not have been able to explain it, you knew to be something real, lasting, and transformational.
If your experience was anything like mine, you could not explain either what had happened or what you’d done to know this experience of awakening. The day I became a Christian I walked back to my fraternity house from the student union, came in through the front door, walked through the foyer and living room to the upstairs hall and into my room, where I simply sat down on the bed in a mood of mystery, joy, and reflection.
I didn’t know what to say, but I had to say something. So I simply shook my head back and forth and said, “I don’t know. I can’t explain it. All I know is, that for the first time in my life, I’ve done something completely right.” Over the next two years each of the men in that room would become believers in Jesus Christ, not because of me or my witness, but perhaps, at least, because they’d seen on that day a glimpse of real awakening, right there in our fraternity house.Download the series, "See the Kingdom." Click here: VP See the Kingdom.