Divine Power to Know, Be, and Do

“Ignorance is bliss” — perhaps this is true for children of the world, but not for the children of God. Our Heavenly Father desires children, and sires us into His kingdom by the divine power of His Spirit. By the same power, He continues to show us, teach us, and lead us in the truth of His Word and will, as He is preparing us for eternity with Him ~ by His grace, for His glory and our joy.

 According as his divine power hath given unto us
all things that pertain unto life and godliness,
through the knowledge of him
that hath called us to glory and virtue:
Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises:
that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature,
having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
2 Peter 1:3-4

Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly
above all that we ask or think,
according to the power that worketh in us,
Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus
throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

Ephesians 3:20

Shew me thy ways, O Lord; teach me thy paths.
Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: 
for thou art the God of my salvation; 
on thee do I wait all the day.
Psalm 25:4-5

 

Jesus Christ Is The Man

Jesus Christ is no longer a baby lying in a manger;
Nor a man hanging on a cross;
But The Man
Seated at the right hand of God

 “The image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:

“For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.” Colossians 1:15-17

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“God has in these last days spoken to us by his Son, whom he has appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high: “ Hebrews 1:1-3

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the man Christ Jesus;”
1 Timothy 2:5
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 “Jesus said unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life:
no man comes to the Father, but by me.”
John 14:6

 “I and my Father are one.”
John 10:30

He saves to the uttermost all that come to the Father by Him.”
Hebrews 7:25

 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;” Hebrews 2:14

“There is no other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” Acts 4:12

“And this is the record, that God has given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that has the Son has life; and he that has not the Son of God has not life.” 1 John 5:11-12

Beautiful-Butterfly “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature:
old things are passed away;
behold, all things are become new.”

2 Corinthians 5:17

 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” 2 Corinthians 5:21

“That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.  Philippians 2:10-11

images “Jesus said, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man
sitting on the right hand of power,
and coming in the clouds of heaven.”
John 26:64
(Lo, He Comes With Clouds Descending)

 “And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.” John 21:25

What are your favorite references to our Lord Jesus Christ?

Father, open our eyes that we may see you today, in your word, in your church, in your people, in your creation.  Let your word go forth in power today to reveal your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, to us.  Let us behold Him, and be changed into His image, from glory to glory.  In Jesus’ name I pray.  Amen.

The Man Christ Jesus Charles Spurgeon

From the Highest to the Lowliest

….and the glory of the Lord shined round about them….
A MULTITUDE OF HEAVENLY HOSTS

GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST!

images….shepherds abiding in the field…..

FEAR!!!!!!

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Fear not—–GOOD NEWS!!!!!!

A SAVIOR

…YOU WILL FIND HIM…

The highest of God’s creation came to the lowliest proclaiming the greatest news.

Why not the “greatest news” to the “greatest people” on earth?

It is to the humble, the meek and lowly that God reveals Himself, in His glory.  The noble and wealthy see no need for a Savior.  They have the knowledge, the treasures, and the wonders of this world.

The first response of the lowliest, the humble ones, is fear.  Proverbs 1:7

It is the humble to whom heaven is opened; and who, in obedience “will find the Messiah, Christ Jesus, the Lord.

We must pray for humility; and expect that God will hear and answer.  Know that in order to humble us He will have to remove the shroud of our own glory, take away the treasures we have laid up in this world, and break our hearts over the important things in our lives.  We must come out of our palaces into the open, with nothing of our own; and expect that He will reveal His glory~~~and we will fear the awesome and mighty God that we find in the meek and lowly Jesus; and worship Him.