There’s this moment in Luke 8, when Jesus is speaking with his disciples, and they’re asking him to explain the parable of the sower. And Jesus tells them, “the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but to others I speak in parables, so that ‘though seeing, they may not see; though hearing, they may not understand.’”
See, as Jesus is teaching, he’s encouraging people to have Kingdom Vision — to begin to understand what the kingdom of heaven looks like. To see that the kingdom of heaven is in Christ. If you want to have Kingdom Vision you have to come to Christ. You have to ask him to show you & to teach you. You have to come to Jesus and ask him what it means that he is King, and what it means that we are citizens of his kingdom. It’s then that we begin to have Kingdom Vision.
But even though we are citizens of heaven, far too often we act as if we are accountable to no one. There’s this spiritual blindness we still have. We might have this arrogance, or selfishness, or cynicism. We might wear masks to hide our guilt or shame. And when we look at this world around us it’s easy to lose hope and lose sight of what it means that God is King.
This 2019/20 year at the BCEC, we want to actively cultivate and renew our Kingdom Vision. To seek and search God’s Word, letting it permeate deep into our hearts, where it takes deep root. We want to have that Kingdom Vision where we see the Spirit’s fruit overflowing out of our lives. We want to build relational bridges with one another, so our community grows past the superficial and into the spiritual.
The truth is, our King has risen. The victory is his. His Kingdom will know no end. So let your faith increase. Come before the King of kings & see his Kingdom Vision.