For me, the city of God is now! The risen Jesus continually thrills me! I love being aware of Jesus’ presence with me throughout the day.
In ekklesia meetings Christians can interact as Spirit-led citizens of the city of God. Church offers people endless preaching and ongoing teaching but not much training on how to listen to and obey the living Jesus.
Fully embracing this little message from the prophet Haggai can wake up the body of Christ. “I am with you, declares the Lord.”
People who follow the invisible authority of “Christ in you” are often seen as rebels by people who think that spiritual authority comes from religious titles. That’s because they are living now in God’s heavenly city.
A forgotten word,
Can be rediscovered.
A lost concept
Can be uncovered.
People who’ve been
As hard as a rock
Can become living stones
And let the risen Jesus
Build them together as one.
Make church ekklesia again!
What we ought
To let Jesus reign.
People act irrationally when they look to drugs and alcohol for emotional relief. Yet many of the same people will reject God because He can’t be proven by reasoning.
The rainbow is a call to humbly bow to God’s reign, not an invitation to chase the storm of our own desires. It’s an invitation to live on earth in God’s heavenly city.