Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Slow Lightning?

For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Matt. 24:27

A whole bunch of (corporate) churches are promoting a kind of kingdom building. If forced to talk about the Kingdom of God at all, they will tell you that it is a work in progress. Its fulfillment will be gradual and invisible. Perhaps if you give more money you could help speed up its progress?

This progress, of course, will be imperceptible, because it will be a"spiritual" kingdom. I mean God would have nothing to do with a physical, earthly kingdom, would he?

Imagine God coming to the Earth to rule his people at a specific geographic location, such as Jerusalem. The very idea! Why it's almost blasphemous.

They will admit that when God sent His Son, he was born of a woman, walked upon the dusty old earth, ate food, drank water, performed physical miracles like restoring sight to the blind--things such as that. He also was falsely convicted, fell under the weight of his cross, gave his life, and after three days resurrected, showing proof of his physical body by inviting a skeptic to thrust his hand into his spear wounded side.

This is good physical evidence and makes good topics for the solar holidays of Christmas and Easter. But we're far beyond that now. We're much more "spiritual". This applies to the Kingdom of God, of course.

When it comes to money, real estate, and the market though, these are physical and literal--get it? To my church, prophesy meant selling short on Proctor and Gamble stock.

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