Monday, February 18, 2013
We affirm today that the Kingdom of Heaven will come into being through our creative cooperation as we recognize and release the powers of God within us.
Two powerful images in the Bible attempt to describe the presence of God on earth: the Garden of Eden and the City of Jerusalem.
In the book of Revelation, both the Garden of Eden and the City of Jerusalem are described as having 12 gates. These gates correspond to the 12 principal powers of God present within us: Faith, Strength, Wisdom, Love, Power, Imagination, Understanding, Will, Zeal, Order, Elimination, and Life. These powers are the building blocks of God placed within us for our creative use. As long as we are calling upon these powers for our creative source, we are indeed creating the Kingdom of Heaven.
The essence of our Spiritual purpose is to activate these 12 powers, removing from our consciousness any obstacles that may be blocking their free flow within us. For the next 12 days we will focus on these powers as they express through us.
reprinted from Unity's Lent 2013 "A Season for Spiritual Growth"