Tuesday, December 14, 2004

The Reality of God

It can never be explained. What one feels in the inner-most part of their being towards the reality of God is secret and unexplainable; the part with which those who call themselves born of God often try to explain when asked, "How do you know God is real?" As explaining to one born in a 2-D world what a cube is, so it is with those who attempt to explain their re-born state to those who are un-regenerate. Someone who is alive cannot explain to someone who is dead what it feels like to be alive - there is a breakdown in communication - an inability, impossibility.

The Spirit of God is as the wind - mysterious. We see the effects, but it leaves no footprints in the sand for us to follow. The effects are plain but how they come to be is mysterious.

Truly only those who God chooses to reveal Himself to can have any understanding of who He is and be convinced that He is real - that He is the true and only God. For the understanding of the reality of God comes from Him. We lack the ability to comprehend and so we are re-born of the Spirit so then in our deepest parts we have something that we did not have before - a heart that beats for our God. A soul that survives on His very Words, without which we would surely die. And so then, after re-birth, we know that He is God and that He is real.

Those who see it are re-born and those that do not understand are blind for their eyes have not been opened.

It is written:
Jesus answered and said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannotsee the kingdom of God.”

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Sunday, November 21, 2004

Falling Down

“The Lord sustains all who fall”
Psalm 145:14b

These words are words that we should never be able to hear. What is this? That God would reach down and sustain the fallen? The promises of God are too great for our wicked ears to hear and yet here it is - the God of the universe - the God who was alone before we existed and not lacking in anything - The God without need - before the sun, the moon, the stars, before heaven - and yet He created in such a way that He finds pleasure in His creation and seeks to save us from our own destruction and chosen separation from Him. The God who pursues us, the ones who have fallen and sustains us and gives us life has spoken and He never lies. Where are you today? Are you on the ground with a mouthful of dirt having fallen flat on your face in sin? You are all alone in need; will you keep the dirt in your mouth and savor its flavor? Or will you humble yourself and cry out to the Lord of the universe that He would sustain you and keep you from harm? He has spoken and so He will do that which He has said - He will sustain you, me, and all who fall.

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