Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Luke 12:32

“Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” (KJV)


“Fear (phobeo: be afraid, terrified, scared away, to put to flight, to be seized with alarm, startled by strange sights or occurrences) not, little (mikros: least, small, less, of small stature and quantity, of small rank or influence) flock (poimnion: group of Christ's disciples, body of Believers); for it is your Father’s good pleasure (eudokeo: be well pleased, be willing, take pleasure in, think it good, to prefer, to be favorably inclined towards) to give you the kingdom (basileia: kingship, dominion, rule; of the royal power of Jesus Christ as the triumphant Messiah).”


Don’t be afraid or startled by what you see all around you, My little body of Believers; for I take great pleasure in giving you the Kingdom that is the royal power and kingship of Jesus Christ as the triumphant Messiah!


This verse immediately resounds within me as a warning against gargantuan congregations and en masse Christianity. We’ve been misled to believe that the more people attend our gatherings, the more successful they somehow are. How contrary to the Word! Today, make sure you’re establishing real, Spirit-led relationships with others who are truly, wholeheartedly, seeking the Lord. For these, my friend, will inherit the Kingdom!

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