If you think about it, Love walked the earth in the body of Jesus.
And while Jesus very much lived on earth, He very much lived from heaven. So everywhere Love went, heaven invaded earth. What’s astounding to me is that every need that was presented to Love was met and fully answered—physically, emotionally, and spiritually—through the power of heaven. And it often looked miraculous.
“Jesus told us that the Kingdom of heaven, the place that operates in love, is ‘at hand.’ In other words, this Kingdom is within reach—all of heaven is available to us now.”
Love trumped every need, every time. Love healed the sick, fed the hungry, and raised the dead. Love forgave the prostitute, the adulterer, the thief, and the liar. Love paid taxes, calmed the storm, and turned water into wine.
As I’ve said before, I believe the Kingdom of heaven operates from a different core value than earth. While earth revolves around the reality of need, heaven exists in the revelation of love. Everything in the Kingdom of heaven operates, hinges, and moves in that reality. Love trumps.
Need doesn’t exist in heaven. We won’t need to be healed in heaven; there is no sickness there. We won’t need to feel loved; we will know and become love. We won’t know poverty, sadness, or confusion; our Father is rich in mercy and grace. We won’t have any questions about why we exist; the manifest glory of God will make it clear.
Jesus told us that the Kingdom of heaven, the place that operates in love, is “at hand.” In other words, this Kingdom is within reach—all of heaven is available to us now.
“Earth is the only place we can love God while in need.”
I believe that we have access to the same heaven that Jesus did. He revealed that we could live in the same revelation of our Father that He lived in when He taught us to pray, “Thy Kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven” (see Matt. 6:10). I am convinced that we are here on earth to discover this truth in every area of our lives.
As a friend of mine, Andy Squyres, says, “Earth is the only place we can love God while in need.” Here and now, we have the incredible opportunity to discover that—even while need is very much a part of our lives—love always trumps. We can live and love in the same powerful, miraculous, heaven-to-earth way that Jesus lived.
This is the discovery of God’s Kingdom come!
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Jason Clark is a writer, speaker and lead communicator at A Family Story ministries. His mission is to encourage sons and daughters, fathers and mothers, to grow sure in the love of an always-good heavenly Father. He and his wife, Karen, live in North Carolina with their three children. Website: www.afamilystory.org