Some Christians live like refugees in God’s Kingdom. Having escaped His wrath and the devil’s destruction, they enter God’s Kingdom by faith. Yet, they stop just across the border and settle into refugee living on the Kingdom’s fringes. They lose sight of the center of God’s Kingdom and forget that they were rescued to become children of the King. Spiritually; they live in tents, rather than in palaces.
Christians can’t love the world around them like God while they struggle for spiritual survival. They can’t lavish God’s love on others while unaware of what it’s like to live in God’s presence and power.
God loved the world by giving of Himself. He sacrifices for others. How are you and I doing it? We can spread God’s love to others by making sure that they hear of God’s love for them. We should tell and proclaim God’s love. God gives us the message of reconciliation. God transforms us to plead with others to respond to God’s love.
God transforms Christians to love the world the way God would. Transformation takes place deep in God’s Kingdom, not in refugee tents on the fringe. What does it mean to leave the refugee camp and live deep in the Kingdom? God’s transformation introduces us to evangelistic living, evangelistic hospitality, evangelistic conversations, and evangelistic invitations.
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