Tuesday, December 1, 2020

From Your Body

2 Samuel 7:12-14 (ESV Strong's)

12 When your days are fulfilled and you lie down with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring after you, who shall come from your body, and I will establish his kingdom. 13 He shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. 14 I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a son. When he commits iniquity, I will discipline him with the rod of men, with the stripes of the sons of men,

Eve was fashioned from the body of Adam. The Lord tells David that  the Son of God will come from his body. The Bride of Christ will come from the body of Christ. From the body of Christ a house and temple will arise that will establish His kingdom forever. 

By His stripes we are healed. 

Monday, November 30, 2020

Might Be Displayed

John’s 9:1-3 (ESV Strong's)

1 As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” 3 Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him.

We are all blind from birth to the light of Jesus Christ. We can see the sun, but not the Son of God. He draws us to Him so that the works of God might be displayed. 

Being born in the darkness allows mankind to choose the light. Being created in the light allows the angels to choose to abide in the darkness. The inhabitants of heaven and earth both can choose to abide with God. 

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Your Everlasting Light

Isaiah 60:19 (ESV Strong's)

The sun shall be no more

your light by day,

nor for brightness shall the moon

give you light;

but the LORD will be your everlasting light,

and your God will be your glory.

The Lord will reside in Jerusalem. Isaiah says it and Revelation confirms this to be the case. 

Revelation 21:23

And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb.

Saturday, November 28, 2020

What Is Man

Psalms 8:3-4 (ESV Strong's)

3 When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,

the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,

4 what is man that you are mindful of him,

and the son of man that you care for him?

Man is the only creature in all of creation who can receive and abide with the Spirit of God. He is the only one who can enter in an intimate relationship with God. 

Friday, November 27, 2020

Linen Cloths

John 20:6-10 (ESV Strong's)

6 Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen cloths lying there, 7 and the face cloth, which had been on Jesus' head, not lying with the linen cloths but folded up in a place by itself. 8 Then the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; 9 for as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that he must rise from the dead. 10 Then the disciples went back to their homes.

Jesus was wrapped in swaddling clothes and laid in a manger as a baby when He came to save this world. Jesus was wrapped in swaddling clothes and laid in a tomb as a man crucified and dead to save the world. 

He came out of the swaddling clothes when He was resurrected and rose from the grave. The face cloth for the grave was no longer needed. Now when we see Him face to face, we will see Him as He truly is and we will be like Him. 

He began this journey in the Spirit to enter the flesh of man. We begin our journey in the flesh of man and enter the Spirit of God. We meet in the middle of the union of heaven and earth. 

Thursday, November 26, 2020

The Sour Wine

John 19:28-30 (ESV Strong's)

28 After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfill the Scripture), “I thirst.” 29 A jar full of sour wine stood there, so they put a sponge full of the sour wine on a hyssop branch and held it to his mouth. 30 When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

The sour wine is the tainted blood of our sin filling the cup of His sacrifice on our behalf. The blood of the sacrifice was usually sprinkled with hyssop. The word of God drank from the cup of God’s wrath for our sin. 

The Holy Spirit had already departed. Jesus the man was left to die on that cross alone. 

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

In Spirit And Truth

John 4:24 (ESV Strong's)

God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”

If God is Spirit, then it makes sense the way to Him is through His Spirit. Jesus was sent by God and came by the Spirit into the Son of man. He opened the way back for our flesh to God the Father by the gift of the Holy Spirit. The unity of His Spirit seals us in His life. 

Jesus had to leave before we could receive the Holy Spirit because only the body of Christ is the temple and dwelling place of His Spirit.