Monday, February 16, 2009
What I See
Today 6.8 billion people live on the Earth. The Earth was created by the “Word of God”. It’s easy for us to see that the Earth is. It has substance. After all we can see it and touch it. Here is a fact: “The Earth is substantive”.
Somewhere in the past at a certain moment in time the tangible and substantive creation could not yet be seen. It could not be touched but it still existed. Its existence was firmly planted in the imagination of God. While in the intersection between thought and pre-substantive existence the world was as real in that moment as it is today. Even though the earth could not be “seen” it was.
God with faith in the power (the ability to act) of His spoken word spoke what he “saw”. The spoken Word of God became the touchable substance of what is called creation. Creation became the evidence of what had not previously been seen.
As I become more fully awaken to the power of God’s Word, I understand that I am not only able to know Him personally, but I plan my life around His word even if I can’t yet fully see all the substance of what He says is coming. For if there is anything helping me today more than anything else, it is the fact that I am resourced and released with authority from His words.
God is not holding me accountable for 6.8 billion people. As a disciple of Jesus He is however holding me answerable to Him for my neighbor’s need. I am to live in my City as someone resourced and released with the authority to speak His word into what I see in my City. Sometimes that means speaking by faith what I see is needed to meet the need. I speak what I see is needed even though it is not yet tangible.
This is what I see. By Faith I see every person who needs a meal fed in the Kansas City area. By Faith I see every person who wants out of the sex industry in Kansas City given tangible help. By Faith I see justice for the poor in Kansas City. By Faith I see healing for the sick in Kansas City. By Faith I see unwanted pregnancies in Kansas City becoming a wanted child for someone. By Faith I see my City healed from the misrepresentation of who Jesus really is. Though not tangible today… it shall come to pass. It will become the evidence of what is not currently seen. Stay tuned...