Sons of the Kingdom by Don Atkin

We get to participate as parts of His body in the earth today.  Sometimes, His life in us is full of exciting activity.  Weeping and grieving also have their place.  A full range of emotions is both possible and normal.

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have One who has been tempted in every way, just as we are yet He did not sin.[1]

We are blessed with the God-given capacity to align and calibrate both our vision and our responses to Jesus so that we may present Him to our world, our growing spheres of influence.  What an honor and privilege is ours to rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep[2]  to find our way into their world, so that we might introduce them to our world.

For too long, religious leaders have focused upon special places, special times and special people, rather than intentionally and strategically equipping the saints for life.  Too often, the religious world separates itself from the real world by erroneous concepts of sanctification that isolate rather than insulate.  We are to be a city set on a hill,[3] destined for the throne, not a sect waiting in hiding to be rescued and carried off into some ethereal world. Most of us were brought up, praying:

Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.[4]

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Copyright 2011. Don Atkin. This is an excerpt from Don’s upcoming book Sons of the Kingdom that will be available at www.donatkin.com later in 2011.

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