Every Sunday, I attend a church in southern Oregon that has been my church home for the past eighteen years and some. It is not a perfect church, but it is the best church that I have ever attended. I sometimes wonder where I would be if I had not encountered someone at a bus stop who invited me to her church. I probably would not be alive.
When I think of the kingdom of God, I feel the same sense of relief that someone I was speaking to mentioned this Blog and suggested that I read it. My life has never been the same. I told my pastor that we should use the Blogs as part of our bible studies, and he acquiesced and included some of the information from the Blogs. He also suggested that I write this Blog.
I am writing mostly because I feel a desperation to see the kingdom manifest more fully in my church. I want us to share our faith with zeal and zest, proclaiming that the kingdom we have preached about for the past eighteen years is here. I also want us to say unabashedly that Jesus Of Nazareth is here, having returned after two thousand years.
When the call went out that we could see him, I was one of the first people in line at Staten Island in New York City, waiting to see him. He looked exactly as I expected he would look. He was tall, and thin, and extremely handsome. He was exactly who everyone expected to see. Not one person said they expected to see a different person. We all left fully satisfied that the Messiah has indeed returned.
When I think of possibly moving to New York, I know that it would have to be on a Sunday, because I would need to say goodbye to all of my friends. I would need to tell them that the Messiah needs me and I must go to him. I cannot imagine a greater joy than serving the kingdom of God in New York City.
It would be a black Sunday when I leave Oregon, but every Sunday thereafter would be full of hallelujahs. The Lord God Almighty is a faithful God. The Lord God Almighty is true. The Lord God Almighty is God of all the universes. The Lord God Almighty is El Shaddai. The Lord God Almighty is El Shaddai. The Lord God Almighty is El Shaddai.