I am able to overcome all things in this world
when I abide in Jesus and He abides in me.
Revelation 21:5-7 (NASB)
And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold I am making all things new.” And He said, “Write, for these words are faithful and true.” Then He said to me, “It is done, I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life without cost. He who overcomes will inherit these things, and I will Be His God and he will be My son.”
This is a consistent statement throughout the Holy Bible, God’s autobiography, “I will be their God and they will be my people.” It is from this point of view that we can let go of trying to define the un-definable, the incomprehensible magnitude and wisdom of our God and Creator. We can simply accept that our God has chosen us to be His without qualification and without reservation on His part for us. Yes, we have not become qualified and have not earned or even deserve to be included, from our human understanding. Aren’t you glad you or I aren’t God?
We are both a spiritual and physical being operating in both realms at the same time, growing in God’s sense of order. It is God’s biblical picture of man, a person with a physical body, an unseen soul and an unseen spirit that gives us such a handicap. We cannot see in the spiritual realm today, yet through Jesus we have authority to exercise dominion in it. We can recognize that everything we do in the natural has an effect on the spiritual and what we do in the spiritual effects the natural.
True spirituality is about drawing closer to our God, becoming one with Him. God has already made His choice to abide in us, the Holy Spirit living in us as a seal of sonship proving that we belong to God and Him to us. Today we have hope, wisdom and power within us defying the natural laws in our universe. We are not becoming God, but we are becoming in tune with God and how He thinks and growing in understanding of His perfect and divine plan for the partnership we each have been created to participate in.
As we continue to spend quality time with our God He will reveal our part in what we are to do with Him every day. There is no such thing as not having obstacles, challenges both internal and external to overcome as we experience living life to the fullest. The truth is in a fallen world we will always have opportunities to demonstrate heaven on earth through our circumstances. However, Jesus has overcome the world for us, so that we can experience a life lived abundantly.
We are a people set apart who will never be left with having to be our own source in life again. May we always remember that this life is an adventure. We are designed for discovery, to uncover the truth. What we do with it is our choice for we are created as a special treasure and to be a blessing in the world that makes a difference to our fellow man. We are God’s ambassadors of truth, hope and life in a world that is lost and without hope on their own.
What is the Holy Spirit saying to me…?
How does today’s message apply to my life?…my beliefs?