Creative In Crisis
"O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as you will.” Matthew 26:39
I am forever amazed at these words of Jesus. I have felt the very same thing-oh let it pass, and my circumstances are light afflictions in comparison to the sufferings of Christ. The words of Christ lead to the results of Christ. Numerous times I wanted to the cup of suffering, the chalice of pain or the bowl of confusion to pass from me---pass over me! Christ in humble character submitted to the will of the Father in order to fulfill kingdom obedience. In like manner, we must press into the kingdom of God; through much tribulation we must enter into the kingdom of God, and through overcoming we qualify for kingdom ruling and authority.
Christ saw pass the crucible of crucifixion. He peered into the post-death resurrection power and saw the impact of his crisis to impact generations to come: to be born from above.
Because of Christ’s creative nature in crisis, the world received the power to become.
In the Revelation of Christ, we discover the promise that “to him that overcomes will I give power over the nations, to him that overcomes shall I grant to sit with me in my throne.”
There is no ruling without overcoming-overcoming the self in crisis.
There is no overcoming without revelation-revealing of motives and the character and nature of Christ in crisis. There is no revelation without pressing into the kingdom of God. Pressing is required because we have been indoctrinated “NOT” to press into dominion, but to absorb the mundane of religion. As we travel through our current global crisis, humanity must unveil the revelation of kingdom authority within and place a demand that unleashes the creative within all.
There is no press to enter the Church, only the kingdom.
If we look outside, we won’t look within. If we concentrate on what’s not being done, we won’t focus on what we can do. If we observe the whirlwinds of life, we will never sow.
A crisis in life provides the opportunity to demonstrate our ability to live in the image and after the likeness of God.
Let us create, even when the times suggest otherwise.