Do not underestimate God’s kindness. The wealth of his benevolence and his resolute refusal to let go of us in his patient passion is to shepherd everyone into a radical mind shift.
Romans 2:4 (Mirror)
I believe the love of God has a two-fold mission. Redemption and restoration. These two can sound similar but are quite different.
The theme of redemption in Scripture is that God has taken the initiative to act compassionately on behalf of those who are powerless to help themselves. The New Testament makes clear that divine redemption includes God’s identification with humanity in its plight, and the securing of liberation of humankind through the obedience, suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus.
He brings you back to original value. So what did my life look like in Christ or even in Adam before sin – what did my life look like apart from sin and in a total place of innocence – one with Him? It probably looked exactly like Jesus on the earth. His nature – I’m not just talking about miracles and power. I’m talking about disposition, heart, nature, love.
We have to begin to understand that what we have known in our lives and in the world is not normal. In some ways we have to take take the red pill with Neo and wake to the real world. Thank God we aren’t waking up to a apocalyptic horror movie. We are waking up to Heaven, full of Jesus! We must start making the mental shift necessary to see this now.