Everything New

"Creative Commons new creation" by Jane D'Souza is licensed under CC BY 2.0
“Creative Commons new creation” by Jane D’Souza is licensed under CC BY 2.0

2 Corinthians 5:17 17 So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!
[Scripture taken from the Common English Bible®, CEB® Copyright © 2010, 2011 by Common English Bible.Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.]

There is a confidence that builds in us as we learn to listen to the insistence of God (perhaps), that unheard inner calling. That confidence is also known as faithing. Faithing is flip side of calling. When we sense that insistence, we become accountable for our response – a response which makes God present in the world. This pattern (insistence -> response -> presence) is crucial for God exists in name only unless we act in God’s name, thus manifesting God to the world. And what is the nature of that manifestation of God (perhaps) — it is simply the spreading of the effects of the Way Yeshua lived and taught, the presence of the Commonwealth of Peace and Justice. During his earthly existence Yeshua did remarkable well. We see the messianic hopes of Israel unmistakenly present in all that he did and taught. We are confident, therefore, that the creation has turned a corner. The Commonwealth is already present, like yeast in the bread dough.

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