The increase of life has come through the entrance of the Kingdom of heaven into the kingdom of this world. The increase of life has come through the Prince of Peace reaching into the turmoil and tension of this world so as to consume and transform it into the beautiful mosaic of abundant joy and thanksgiving. The increase of life has come through the One who invites each of us to believe so that we might become the truth of His increase.
“Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do” (Jn 14.12)
Through the increase of Jesus and in the power of the Holy Spirit, the community of God is called to become the increase of God…if we believe. If we step into His coming so as to become His peace the kingdom of this world will overwhelmed by the crazy insane love of Jesus’ kingdom. Dead souls will come to life, broken hearts will be revived, the sick will find healing, the hungry will find bread, the invisible will be seen—lives will be transformed and transferred from the temporal into the eternal. And truly all will come to understand what it means to give thanks.
Jesus’s coming is the collision of heaven and earth; it is heaven’s revolution of love so that our hearts, minds, bodies and souls might be transformed to such an extent such that our will has become God’s will. That is, we live not for self but for God. We Love God so as to love the other.
To follow Jesus is to embrace His coming so as to become broken like He was, by the pain, the torment and the darkness of this world. It means to follow Jesus into the abyss the world’s hopelessness so as to offer the hope of peace “made by the blood of His cross” (Col 1.20).
In order for His peace to infect this world our lives must become prayer so as to become God’s conduits of transformation. Christ came to be our increase so that in the Spirit we might increase. Christ’s increase for us was poured out in His life of prayer on earth, and of intercession in heaven. And it is this increase that the Spirit breathes into us in as much measure as our surrender and our faith allow and accept.
We need His increase so as to be the peace that surpasses all understanding for the sake of the world. Nothing but intense, crazy, and radical believing prayer can meet the intense spirit of worldliness, which is ever‐so‐present and complained of everywhere.
Do you really want to be His increase? Then make time with Jesus today and ask the Spirit to remove all hindrances…