Posted by: New in Every Way | April 10, 2013

A Healthful Climate

Yesterday the first white, flowery haze appeared in the pear trees outside my window. Won’t be long before the magnolias and redbuds and dogwoods turn the whole city into a garden. A glorious state of affairs for the eyes. But for some people, a time of sneezing and stuffy heads.

Arizona

You probably know people who have moved to Arizona or some other dry climate to escape spring and fall–and any other–allergies. Environmental factors really do make a difference. And that, I realized a couple days ago, explains a lot about miracles and faith.

For many of us, God’s promises to heal us of any disease are too good to be true. “Sure, we’ll be perfectly healthy once we get to heaven,” we say. “But here on earth, there’s sickness. And we have physical bodies that are vulnerable to diseases.”

Here’s a mind-blowing thought: Those who have believed on Christ as Savior and Lord are now in the Kingdom of God. Same bodies, new environment. Yes, we can experience complete health, here and now, by moving to the new climate of the Kingdom of God.

For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves (Col. 1:13).

In The Lord’s Prayer, Jesus taught us to pray:

   “your kingdom come,
your will be done,
    on earth as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:10).”

His kingdom operates fully right here on earth, for those who follow the King. Dare to believe it.

Here’s a fun and profound thought from my pastor: the Kingdom of God has an upstairs and a downstairs. They’re both part of the same house.

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