A family connected
At the core of who we are is family. We are sons of God. Jesus called us His brothers. When we are baptised into Christ, we’re baptised into His body and His family. God makes Himself known as Father and Son. This is the ultimate reality of how God extends Himself in the Earth. We are the family of God.
One can be a church member or part of the congregation and still not be connected to the spiritual family. It is in family relationships that we are nurtured and challenged and ultimately where we develop and mature. Being connected in family will determine that one doesn’t resist correction and run away without dealing with issues and missing God’s loving correction. Those who are just members of the congregation will often leave when they are challenged without growing, only to take their baggage with them to the next congregation that they ‘attend’.
God is dealing with this distorted understanding of church. He is challenging us to be connected in real life-giving family relationships, where we can be real, committed and accountable.
December – January
The culture of the Kingdom and it’s kings: We are kings of the King. That reality extends into everything we do. It affects not just how we behave, but also our attitude, disposition, expectations and posture. Everything.
As we come to the end of one year and enter another, it is with clearer vision than we had the year before, but not as clear as it is still to become. The truth is revealed to us in waves. In seasons. In layers. What we understand today gives clearer definition to the things we knew before. Present vision redefines past vision. It’s called 20/20 vision, when we look back and understand what we never did in that time. What God is bringing us into is 20/20 vision – clear vision of how to walk in the light of revelation He had given us for now.
We are ever increasingly able to see what God is doing so that we, His viceroy, can accurately represent Him in all He’s called us to do. The culture of the Kingdom of heaven is coming into the earth through the kings He has appointed to rule in the earth.