zealots for a lesser cause

they heard he was a king.  they had hoped he would overthrow the current government.  he declined the challenge and took a very different approach.  “the kingdom of God is like a mustard seed, like a man who scatters seed, like yeast, etc.”  the kingdom of God is here, it is within, it is without, is one inch away, it is at hand.  he paid his taxes.  he kept the laws of government and challenged the laws of the religious institution.  he had the right.  his father wrote the laws.  he came to fulfill them.

but they wanted him to raise up a force that would bring the “kingdom” to their land and no longer have to serve under the present kingdom.  he refused.  he didn’t even address it.  he spoke in parables.  he spoke around their assumptions and ignorance.

the kingdom is not the laws, the kingdom is the way and his dominion here.  those who do not live or serve in the kingdom cannot be pushed to abide by the way of the kingdom.  let those in sin sin and those who have chosen light walk rightly.  let those who are lost be found and not be ousted for going astray.  push the kingdom as he suggested…like the mustard seed, like yeast, like a farmer who scatters seed and let the process break forth.

let the kingdom come as it is intended.  it will not wait regardless.

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    • Swodeck
    • November 21st, 2008

    I still like Obama, even though I whole-heartedly agree with you.

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