Dateline: circa AD 33, Location: Jerusalem - It’s been 21 days since Jesus’ Resurrection, just over halfway to day 40 when he will be taken up from before the eyes of his ever-incredulous disciples. It means that Jesus is super-concentrated on defining details of the Kingdom, its atmosphere, its workings, its priorities, as well as a more detailed description of what is foreign to its atmosphere, its workings, its priorities. Overlaid on this finetuning is a repeated emphasis on the Father’s intimate, abiding, saturating love. Military might, strategic dominance and Israel’s return to freedom in power and glory are nowhere mentioned in the briefings. A strange Kingdom indeed.
Topics: father, Intimacy, kingdom, Resurrection