The Lord is breaking the theology of death and destruction off His church and bringing them into a theology of life and abundance. This change will be difficult for some to make because they were trained in the theology of death and destruction. Jesus said it this way, “No one, after drinking old wine wishes for new; for he says, ‘The old is good enough!” (Luke 5:39). But those who can make the change will find untold blessings and opportunities arise. This theological change is imperative for the new era.
When Jesus was headed toward Jerusalem with His disciples, a village would not receive them, so two disciples said, “Lord, do You want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them?” (Luke 9:54). The theology of death and destruction is obvious here, but may not be as obvious to those who believe wars, rumors of wars, earthquakes, famines, fire, you name it is the precursor to a “rapture” of certain people so others are “left behind” to suffer. Jesus would say to all with a theology of death and destruction, the same thing He said to those two disciples, “But He turned and rebuked them, and said, “You do not know what kind of spirit you are of.” (Luke 9:55).
Jesus doesn’t rebuke, correct or seek to transform us to hurt us, embarrass us or shame us, but to reveal to us what we’ve been taught that is not allowed to come into the new era, the new day. He also doesn’t just tell us what is out of alignment, He shares the way to think to be in alignment. “For the Son of Man did not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them. And they went on to another village.” (Luke 9:56). This is the theology of life that is going to permeate Christian literature, sermons, movies, and every other form of communication. The kingdom of God is a kingdom of life and abundance not death and destruction. Welcome to the new day. Welcome to life abundantly!