Monday, November 13, 2017

“Walking Miracles"

"Walking Miracles"

    Believers exist as living, breathing walking miracles.  

    "But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain Thee!  How much less this house that I have builded?" (I Kings 8:27).

    Solomon found the notion of God's dwelling in a fairly sizable building beyond his understanding.  How much more wondrous would he find the truth of human hearts serving as "the habitation of God through the Spirit?" (Ephesians 2:22).  Natural dimensions dismiss the possibility for this "hope of glory, which is Christ in you" (Colossians 1:27).  By definition, in the natural realm, the Infinite cannot dwell in the finite.  Thus, we must consider the matter in transcendent terms of the supernatural.  We must be "spiritually minded" by processing God's truth on His terms rather than our own limited earthly reasoning (Romans 8:6).  What does the Bible actually proclaim and teach?  This is always the issue regarding truth, including those matters that defy normal perceptions and reasoning.  The matter of God's indwelling presence seems impossible for a large building, and even more, in a human spirit.  The Truth nevertheless remains true, again, constituting every Christian in terms of a glory we should frequently still ourselves to consider.  "Ye are the temple of God, and the Spirit of God dwelleth in you" (I Corinthians 3:16).

   In Christ, God gives to born again believers the most wondrous gift imaginable.  He gives to us Himself.  He made us for this, and then sent His Son to suffer, be forsaken, and die to spiritually birth our hearts as His home.  The Bible identifies no other aspect of creation, including angels, as the personal dwellingplace of God's own Spirit.  Indeed, the wondrous apex of our being "fearfully and wonderfully made" is the marvel that a fearful and wonderful Maker lives within us if we have believed in the Lord Jesus (Psalm 139:14).  We are living, breathing, walking miracles through Christ as He lives in us, and we live by Him.  We must remember this truth, we must "reckon ye also yourselves to be… alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 6:11).  In this light, we will find ourselves increasingly enabled to walk accordingly, realizing the power of the ancient promise…

"I will dwell in them, and walk in them."
(II Corinthians 6:16)

Weekly Memory Verse
    To be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
(Romans 8:6)

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