Sunday, December 23, 2012

A Dwelling Place

This morning I woke up to a sick baby boy.  After sending Isaiah and Moriah to Sunday School, I sat down to hear from the Lord until the Radiate Service started.  Consumed by the thought that we may all be sick for Christmas, I looked up "no more sickness" in my online concordance.  What came up was a message of hope for me and I pray  it brings you hope as well ...

Revelation 21:3-8-  And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them, and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.”

Exodus 25:8 "Then have them make a sanctuary for me, and I will dwell among them.

Exodus 29:45 Then I will dwell among the Israelites and be their God.

Leviticus 26:11 I will put my dwelling place among you, and I will not abhor you.

Ezekiel 37:27 My dwelling place will be with them; I will be their God, and they will be my people.

Ezekiel 48:35 "The distance all around will be 18,000 cubits. "And the name of the city from that time on will be: THE LORD IS THERE."

John 1:14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

John 14:23 Jesus replied, "If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.

     This is what we're in the midst of celebrating...God making His dwelling in our hearts. I went searching for comfort in the midst of sickness, deliverance from fear of the uncontrollable variables.  Yet, when God struck me with the Truth of His presence, all fear was gone.

His presence dispels all fear.  When God comes, He is all that matters.  Sickness, disease, discomfort may still be present, but all fear is gone.  

Tonight I wait...wait for God to awaken in me the truth of His dwelling.  

God, I invite you my home, in my family, in the midst of my fear, in my heart.  For now, I wait, ponder and marvel.  

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