Where Contemporary Healing Ministry meets the Theology of the Cross.
Reclaiming the Kingdom
“Because God’s children are human beings—made of flesh and blood—the Son also became flesh and blood. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the devil, who had the power of death. Only in this way could he set free all who have lived their lives as slaves to the fear of dying." Hebrews 2:14-15
Getting to the truth of the matter through a theology of the cross (the revelation of God's mercy in Christ) is comparable to turning a lightbulb. We may favor a specific theology and although at the time the bulb appears to be screwed into a lamp, the light is still out. But to truly believe is the last and slightest turn. It is when the light comes on and illuminates its radiance of the truth.
I see a generation Rising up to take their place With selfless faith, with selfless faith
I see a near revival Stirring as we pray and seek We're on our knees, we're on our knees Hosanna - Hillsong, Brook Fraser Christoph Blumhardt* (see our Rediscover page) believed 'dying' "is something that at first only belongs to a few." “When Jesus lives, then the Kingdom of God will come as well, and will be able to be brought to fulfillment.”
"'Dying', then serves as an eschatological condition that must be met before the fulfillment of the Kingdom, stalled since the time of the apostles, can continue." Blumhardt’s theology does not suggest that healing the sick is unimportant, rather, it should not be promoted as if the Kingdom of God consists in this. (Wikipedia) “As long as we are not a people who are ‘dying’ in the proper sense, the Savior has no pathway into the world.” - Blumhardt
These papers are written to give more expression to the Christian experience of a theology of the cross.
He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” Revelation 21:5
“For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then, together with them, we who are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. Then we will be with the Lord forever.”1 Thess. 4:16-17 The Kingdom of Heaven is coming to you and there will be no more death and no more pain. God’s dwelling place will be among his people and He will be their God (Rev. 21: 3,4). There is a popular misconception of Heaven present in Western Christianity — the Platonic emphasis on heaven as a place we will go away from this world after death was not the view of Jesus’ early followers. Thy Kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven. We are being saved here and now in our bodies. When Christ appears again, the dead in Christ will be raised in imperishable bodies and those who are alive will also be changed. The Parousia, Christ's coming, is when we will receive our full salvation, which until that day is secure in Christ's resurrection.