Wednesday, March 23, 2016

"The Current of the Divine"

  "The Current of the Divine"   
     In past, present, and future, God the Father's love, devotion, and purposes revolves around His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.      

    "Father, I will that they also, whom Thou hast given Me, be with Me where I am; that they may behold My glory, which Thou hast given Me, for Thou lovedst Me before the foundation of the world" (John 17:24).
      "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased" (Matthew 3:17).
      "Having made known unto us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He hath purposed in Himself: that in the dispensation of the fulness of times He might gather together in one all things in Christ" (Ephesians 1:9-10).

      Moreover, God the Holy Spirit also purposes to reveal and honor the Lord Jesus.  

     "When the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, He shall testify of me" (John 15:26).
    "When He, the Spirit of truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth: for He shall not speak of Himself; but whatsoever He shall hear, that shall He speak: and He will show you things to come.  He shall glorify Me, for He shall receive of Mine and show it unto you (John 16:13-14).

    Our Heavenly Father privileges us with the honor of joining Him in the exaltation of His Son and our Savior, as enabled by the indwelling Holy Spirit.  "God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of His Son Jesus Christ our Lord" (I Corinthians 1:9).  To the degree that Christ becomes the center and circumference of our beliefs, our testimony, our purpose, our ministries, and our love will be the degree to which we walk in the shared purpose of the Father's heart and intentions.  "That in all things He (Christ) might have the preeminence" - this is the ever-flowing current of the Divine.  We flow with or against His stream in relationship to our heart's exaltation of the Lord Jesus (Colossians 1:18).

    One other witness must be mentioned.  "Search the Scriptures, for in them ye think ye have eternal life.  And they are they which testify of Me" (John 5:39).  Only the Lord Jesus could have uttered those words, and He did.  The Bible exists as its last book affirms, "The Revelation of Jesus Christ" (Revelation 1:1).  The Holy Spirit painted a sublime literary portrait of the Son of God by His inspiration of the Scriptures.  "Every word of God is pure" declared the Psalmist, pure in the Spirit's singular intention of portraying a Christ who forever exists as the Father's chief delight of beauty and glory (Proverbs 30:5).  He must be ours as well, and we open the pages of the Book to behold its reason for existence.  Again, "they (the Scriptures) are they which testify of Me".  Indeed, the Father, the Holy Spirit, and the Scriptures direct our hearts to "Behold the Lamb of God" (John 1:36).  Thus flows the current of the Divine, the revelation and exaltation of the Lord Jesus Christ.  May we ever flow with it.

"God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a  name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in Heaven and things on earth, and things under the heart, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."
 (Philippians 2:9-11).  

Weekly Memory Verse
   For though He was crucified through weakness, yet He liveth by the power of God. For we also are weak in Him, but we shall live with Him by the power of God toward you.
(II Corinthians 13:4)

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