Advancing the Conversation of Jesus
To allow Jesus to be the game changer we must be proactive and diligent to do whatever it takes to seek first Jesus’ Kingdom. Jesus speaks to this, when he said, “The Law and the Prophets were proclaimed until John; since that time the gospel of the kingdom of God has been preached, and everyone is forcing his way into it.” (Luke 16:16) I think what Jesus is saying is that as people are introduced to the Good News that is now here, people are so ready for it that they are aggressively and enthusiastically seeking it out. This also fits with Jesus’ saying, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.” (Matthew 9:37-38) The seed planting of the Good News of Jesus and the Kingdom is working and now the fields are white unto harvest.
We see this plentiful harvest on every hand. People are ready for some good news and the Good News of Jesus and the Kingdom is the best news that’s out there! Now, note something here. People are NOT eager for another program with a catchy name that is highly organized in order to promote people into joining a new or another program.
People are hungry and ready for some real good news and Jesus is the game changer who IS that Good News! I’ve said this so many times in different ways. Jesus is the Good News. This Good News isn’t something that has come to earth for you and me to buy into, therefore it doesn’t have to be promoted. It’s more attractive than that. The Good News of Jesus and the Kingdom is that he has come for you, just as you are. He is saying, “I love you and accept you. Now, will you follow me?”