November 2014 Prayer Update
A Holistic Christian Worldview: Consummation Part 4 of 4 / Report from the USA / An Interview with Gladys Mposha
“…making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.” – Ephesians 1:9-10
A comprehensive and cohesive understanding of the world (a holistic Christian worldview) requires a mind that is being renewed in Christ from a heart that is united in the fear of the Lord to discern His will. This full understanding enables us Christians to witness the plan of God and to live according to where we are in His plan: His grand narrative of unfolding history. Being reconciled to God through the blood of the cross of our Savior, we receive the Spirit who is from God that we might understand the things freely given us by God. We know truth: the way, the truth and the life that is only found in Jesus Christ. It is into this creational understanding of truth that the grace of God has recreated His elect. We are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for the good works in which we should walk as fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God. By God’s Spirit illuminating our understanding we are keenly aware of the futility of all creation in the bondage of corruption. But, His Spirit equally gives us the anchoring hope of our souls, assured that at the redemption of our bodies God will bring freedom to the whole cosmic creation. This is God’s plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in heaven and on earth in Jesus Christ. This is the consummation.