IT’S BIGGER THAN YOU THINK
Most of us know that Jesus came to save us for eternal life in heaven, so that we might live and not die. And that is the starting point for most of us in our understanding of the Gospel. And yet there is so much more to it, that you hardly ever hear mentioned in Church. God’s plans are higher, bigger, more complicated, more beautiful and more complete that any of us can possibly imagine.
What does it mean, for example, when the Bible promises that Jesus is coming back “to restore all things.” And why did Jesus have us pray “Thy Kingdom come on earth….” Why was His emphasis upon earth, rather than all of us ending up in heaven? Did you ever think about this? How much do we talk about this in our home groups, or in sermons?
But when God sends a Revival tide, it is actually a foretaste, downpayment or “earnest” of what He is going to do at the end of the age. Restore all things. He is not just sending Revival so that more people can go to heaven. He is showing us the sort of transformation He fully intends to bring to the nations. Yes, He is King of Nations! Right here on earth!