Martin Selbrede wrote this piece for Chalcedon’s Arise & Build newsletter, July 2019.
His discussion of Ezekiel’s vision of the holy waters flowing from God’s Temple (Ez. 47:1-12) contains a startling thought:
We are already in God’s Kingdom. It’s already here.
“Ezekiel was as much in the water when it was ankle-deep as when it was knee-deep… We’re standing in the middle of the Kingdom.” We may still be closer to the shallow end–but it’s the same water, wherever we stand in it.
Yes, that thought startles us–but should it? Really? If Christ truly is our king, He is king now. And His Kingdom is, and is to come. It’s a process that began a very long time ago and is ongoing today.
What does that mean to us?
Read Martin’s essay and find out.