Quote of Note #31: Overcoming Earthly Powers Through Heavenly Means

Milkweed Seed Pod
Milkweed Seed Pod; photo by GAC

“Whatever our calling, we know this: We are not serving wicked kings, but the King of kings who fulfills all types and shadows of the Old Covenant Israel.  His coronation did not come by earthly decree, but through his resurrection and ascension.  Therefore, his way of conquering the world’s kingdoms is also revolutionary.  He doesn’t do it through an iron fist or a velvet glove; He does it through his faithful witnesses–the kingly priesthood and holy nation, the Church. . . . Jesus’ cross-shaped life and death modeled the cruciform life that is our calling.  Like Him, we do not overcome imperial powers through earthly means.  Instead, we embody His ‘revolutionary way of being revolutionary.’  Whether the world receives or rejects us will hold little weight if we are incarnating his way of being and doing, for his sake and their.”

Mark Chironna, The Death Prophets Society: The Significance of Prophetic Function in the 21st Century. Self-published, 2018, page 42.


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