The continuous Kingdom of God
“14 King Herod heard about this, for Jesus’ name had become well known. Some were saying, “John the Baptist has been raised from the dead, and that is why miraculous powers are at work in him.” 15 Others said, “He is Elijah.” And still others claimed, “He is a prophet, like one of the prophets of long ago.” 16 But when Herod heard this, he said, “John, the man I beheaded, has been raised from the dead!”
Imagine what King Herod was feeling?!
Presented with a few options of who Jesus could possibly be, he chose option 1.
He was obviously wrong. But there was a part truth. The truth of continuity.
Herod removed John the Baptist but Jesus came.
Jesus died , raised and ascended but the Church was born.
The Church throughout the generations have seasons where it seems they lose ground but the Spirit comes again and breathes new life as He did on day one and the Church rises again.
It’s a kingdom principle.
The enemy will never stop the kingdom advancing.
Remove a worker and more will be raised up. God’s Kingdom is continuous.
Imagine how the King Herods of this world feel when they realise this?!