The main menu of my blog contains a page with all the post giving Biblical and personal answers to “Who is God?”
Unlike the privious post or the next post this one is more personal…
Once you find out who God is, it is time to take personal inventory and decide who God is to you.
“Is Your God Too Small?” http://subspla.sh/879be69
Everything is being made smaller & more convenient, more ‘comfortable’
But don’t let GOD get smaller, more convenient & just ‘comfortable’
Bless God by accepting uncomfortable situation & ppl. & know God is still & especially
RIGHT THERE, LARGER THAN LIFE ITSELF!
Is God too big for us to get to know & know enough to gain a personal relationship?
Jn 14 last supper…
You can know God truly but not exhaustively.
Who He is & His compassion has no end. He is infinite.
IN HEAVEN WE WILL STILL BE GLADLY GETTING TO KNOW HIM & LITERALLY WORSHIP HIM MORE
That “worship” will not be like our typical worship “service” we know of HERE ON EARTH as ‘a contemporary’ Sunday Morning worship set at 9a.m. e.s.t.with a second worship ‘time’ that host a less modern, more traditional meeting at exactly 10a.m. e.s.t. followed by an 11a.m. (on the dot) ‘traditional’ or ‘orthdox’ service trying to please 3 or more different generation of people
NO ! ! !
What God shows usis…
IT WILL BE NON-STOP WORSHIP (no clock, no sun nor season) NON-STOP WORSHIP TO GOD DIRECTLY WITHOUT A THOUGHT TO WHAT IS APPEALING TO ANY PARTICULAR GENERATION
“BECAUSE IT IS NOT ABOUT US, IT IS ALL ABOUT HIM”
How can we “see Him”?
We must come to KNOW THE who, what, where, when, why OF THE INVISIBLE GOD in order to truly know the HOW DO WE “TRULY TREAT” HIM & HOW DOES HE “TRULY TREAT” US (how do we see Him, how does He treat us)?
HERE is the trust worthy answer based on what The Living Word says,
🔷A High and Holy God created humans (The 1st Adam & Eve).
🔲Humans disobeyed Him & went from knowing only good to having ‘the knowledge of good & evil’.
⚫A debit had to be paid (Man not only knew evil, he preference it – it gave temporary satisfaction and still does).
⚪After years & years of some humans, both male & female, making animal sacrifices & trying to do all they could do to make up for their disobedience God finally 🔴Provided payment (came in bodily form -the mannamed Jesus Christ, the long awaited Messiah. He died then 🔷defeated death (Jesus was the last Adam)& if we accept that sacrifice to be a true payment for our sin (simply but sincerly believe)
🔳His Spirit bears witness with ours & then
⚪ he moves in & continues to work in us, giving a lasting, not temporary satisfaction.
“He Possesses us rather than us being possessed by ourselves or anything/anyone else”
🔹🔷🔶🔸◽◻⬜We will go (through His provision nothing of ourselves) from Kingdom ‘living’ (here on earth) to Kingdom “life” forever (in Heaven with the last Adam -Christ & as if we are His bride -symbolically the last Eve, all Believers).
That is the BIG PICTURE God has given.
It is tangible.
We are able to grasp it but only if we hear/believe/receive it as individuals 1st then joining with others who believe it as well.
Human beings can only “see Him” (His plan) once they truly believe it.
Going to a Church building is just a convenient way for believes to meet together, not a means to an end (a free ticket to heaven based on how faithful your “religious” attention & attendance is).
We have to get to know God on a personal level, not on a corporate or religious level.
It is about a “relationship” more than religion.
People are the Church, Church is not something you go to it is something you are & if you’re gather at anytime for the “purpose” of worshipping Him, sharing Him & pleasing Him….
The old familiar saying, “I’ll believe it when I see it.” is turned completely upside down to,
“I will see it when I believe it.”
What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us. This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words. The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit. The person with the Spirit makes judgments about all things, but such a person is not subject to merely human judgments, for, “Who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.
1 Corinthians 2:12-16 NIV
What must we do to see God?
Jer. 29 …He has plan, then we call, seek & search.
Lk 11 ask, seek, knock THEN YOU’LL
GOD KNOW YOU, DO YOU KNOW HIM?
Prov . 2:1-5
1. Receive(intake God’s word).
2. Attitude, be teachable.
3. passionate pray (commune, cry)
4. Priority, intentionality.
5. YOU -personal
Look at book of Daniel and ask
How clearly u c God?
Do you have;
Great energy for Him?
Great thought of Him?
Great boldness for Him?
Great contentment in Him?
The audio referred to at the top of this post is great, however, I’m finding my own challenges from God rather than from this great series by Chip Ingram.
If you listen to the audio at the very end chip makes a challenge.
When i listened to the audio theHoly Spirit laid some challenges on me.
I am personally going to:
Over next few moments
“moment by moment” and into every aspect of my live (family👪time, work time, recreation time, relaxation time, everything i do, in every situation i am in, with everyone I meet, everywhere i go, everything i see ss i make myself stop & look at as if God is right there.
Stare at what the all Sovereign God is doing, what i may call bad and good.
Open up God’s word, alone with Him.
Read live keep digging & eating.
Give God time, He will maketime if we allow God, give Him time.
Other than The “Romans 12 Christian” aka “True Spirituality” http://subspla.sh/ccf1b2d
This is probably the best, most Holy Spirit filled challenge, to personally dig into God’s word & devour it
Dig & devouring,