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The exact Place of your Abode in this Life

16 January 2013, 07:24

As human beings we are unable to give thought to unexplored realities about ourselves simply because something that is unheard of cannot be given thought to. We need food for thought.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Imagine being given something that would alter every process of thought concerning your existence. Let's simply just refer to it as a “nutrient” - food for thought so powerful that the mere thought of it would render you speechless in anticipation of the possibilities it represents. Perhaps it can be likened to winning millions in a lottery. Being such a winner would make you first sit down, with a racing pulse, to ponder your future with the thought of such a huge financial resource at your disposal, but only once you start using it will the benefits bring you joy.

Start smiling. There's a camera permanently focused on you – and it's not the candid camera crew at work. You're about hear something that will send your senses reeling in anticipation of what you can accomplish with this “nutrient” for your mind. Shall I first enumerate the benefits and then release the nutrient to you? Okay.

THE BENEFITS
You will never be unhappy again. You will never be sick again. You will never experience feelings of depression again. You life will be filled with abundance covering every aspect of need and want. You will be filled with peace and joy. You will fear nothing ever again. You will move mountains for yourself and others. Your words will move with power to bring about the desire of your heart  for yourself and those who are in need. You will be able to assimilate and comprehend situations and circumstances with a mind as clear and fresh as a mountain stream. The list goes on – and all because of the absorption of a liberating, mind-shaking nutrient. Are you ready for a healthy dose of it? Clear your ears – here it comes.

DID YOU KNOW
Did you know that you have been living your entire life within “touching distance” of the 7 billion people occupying this planet?  This means that all 7 billion people have been and are living within a single sealed domain – like in a fish bowl - but totally unaware of the closeness of one another within that common habitat.  And did you know that your life has never been private? Your every thought and action has been and is being recorded by something implanted within your very own being and every detail is exposed for consumption. Who or what is consuming it and for what purpose?

Regardless of race, colour or creed, all 7 billion of us live and move and have our being within the domain and power of one single WORD.  No-one can escape from it. We are all locked in. That WORD is a place, a realm of LIFE. That WORD is a PERSON – the Person of Jesus Christ.

You have just taken a tiny titbit of the whole nutrient. You've had the hors d'oeuvre. The rest will now be served up in huge proportions. Hopefully, your mind will be able to handle the shock treatment – and then explode into action to start reaping the benefits. Now here come the courses.

THE FIRST COURSE
First bite:-

Gen. 1:1. “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”

Second bite:-

Gen.1:26. “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.”

With whom was God conferring?

Third bite:-
John 1:1-4. "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men."

God was conferring with His Word.

And who was that Word?

Fourth bite:
John 1:14. "And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us,"

We all know that the Word that was made flesh and dwelt among us was Jesus Christ.

How did the Word, Jesus Christ, make (create) all things?

Fifth bite:-
Heb.11:3. “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.”

It is clear that man and the universe were SPOKEN into being. Man was first created in the mind of the Word of God (designed) and then put together, for he (man) was a very special creation.

Now from what did the Word create man? It was a substance called FAITH.

Last bite of this course:-

Heb 11:1. "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."

It should be clear that we all are contained within and by the Person of the Word of God. Now swallow down all those bites with this. Acts 17:28. "For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring."

Here it is – that “fish bowl” I mentioned earlier – the domain of the Word, the realm in which we exist, Jesus Christ. All 7 billion of us are dwelling together within the Word. We are held together by it and within it.

And if we exist within a substance brought forth by the faith of the Word of God, then that Word is totally aware of everything transpiring within it, that is, our every thought and deed, not to mention the conflicts and wars being raged within it. Now isn't that insanely amazing? The world is writhing within the Word of God and He is allowing it – for now. God has a word for it. It is called Grace.

By His faith, the Word of God produced a substance called dust, from which  He made man. Now imagine if Jesus Christ had to withdraw His Word concerning this specific act of creation. This is how it can be imagined. Job 34:14,15. "If he set his heart upon man, if he gather unto himself his spirit and his breath; All flesh shall perish together, and man shall turn again unto dust".

Gone in a flash! Thank goodness, the possibility is “If” and not “When”. Makes us wonder why we argue and fight and kill and destroy when a mere word from the Word in which we live can undo all of us by simply inhaling that Word of creation. Isn't that enough for you to want to appreciate and love your mother-in-law now? Her position is just as precarious as yours.

THE SECOND COURSE
Be reminded that this article is about the place wherein you have your existence – right inside the spoken Word of God. That being the case and depending on our conduct, He can do with us as He pleases, such as spewing certain individuals out of His mouth (stop thinking about your mother-in-law).

Rev. 3:15,16. "I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.  So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth."

But this is the main consideration. If we exist within the Word, then the Word can also confine us to participate in an act of His will regardless of whether or not we want to.

First bite:-
John 12:32,33. "And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. This he said, signifying what death he should die."

Here we see that the Word did exactly that. All men were drawn to Him by virtue of the fact that they had their “residence” within Him and He died on the Cross for the purpose of sacrificing Himself as the Son of Man, meaning representative of all men. But He was the One taking our punishment for our condition of sin. He was made sin for us. He descended into hell, offloaded our sin – and rose again, born again from the dead, bringing us back with Him. We were freed from sin and were born again together with Him.

Think of this. We are all living under condemnation for sin and if we die we need to take the punishment, which is eternal death in hell. It is impossible to return from hell under punishment for sin. But Jesus, the Word of God, was without sin and, therefore, could return from that place. It was impossible for Him to die, but He gave His own life for us while we had residence within Him so that we had a means of returning from hell. We now live because He lives.

But there is a condition for the appropriation of this salvation. Although the provision for our salvation has been made, it takes an act of faith on our side.

Second bite:-
John 3:16-18. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God."

We still have the God-given freedom of choice to be separated from the Cross and to be spewed out of His mouth, in which case there is no return for us from that place. God's love for us is greater than what we can imagine, but He will not forcibly submit us to His perfect will and go against our freedom of choice. 

Third bite:-
Isaiah 53:4-6. "Surely he hath borne our griefs (sicknesses), and carried our sorrows (pain): yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities (sins): the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all."

There we have it – all the benefits of our salvation.

Jesus said, "I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." (John 10:9,10)

While we still exist within the Word of God we have a chance to reap the benefits of salvation. If we hear this truth and act upon it, we are freed forever from the ravishes of sin.

THE THIRD COURSE
I am running out of space, so I am going to serve up only one bite from this course – and it is this:-

John 15:7. "If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you."

Wow! Ask and have what you will? The Word of God offers complete redemption and the restoration of our original birthright – an abundant life.

There is no spoon-feeding of the rest of the bites. You may take up the fork yourself by consulting your Bible and joining a Word-based church – where you can eat... and eat...and eat.

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