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Explaining God – an addendum

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Yesterday we looked at John 1:18 and the fact that Jesus is an ‘explanation of God.’ Today, I simply want to state that it is the “hope of Glory” that we become further explanations of God.

No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him. - John 1:18 NASB

The Father’s intent in pouring out His Holy Spirit to abide in us, and His invitation for us to abide in Him (was it an invitation or a command – I guess an invitation from the King of kings and Lord of lords would pretty much play out as a command anyway) was to the end that we would be the Body of Christ to this world – a further explanation of Him. When folks look at us they should see the light that was placed in us by Jesus.

He said

Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. - Matthew 5:16 NASB

So – to restate what I said yesterday:

You see, In Christ, you are God explained.

Do they wonder about God’s purpose?
In Christ, you are a demonstration of what moves God.

Do you wonder about God’s passions?
In Christ, you are a demonstration of God’s passions.

Do you wonder about God’s priorities?
In Christ, you are a demonstration of God’s priorities.

Do you wonder about God’s plans?
In Christ, you are God’s plan.

Jesus is the Word made flesh – the Word in a body.

He is still the Word in a body, and you are that body – the body of Christ – not longer in one place but broken and distributed – cast upon the water – floating hither and yon, as an explanation of the Father to all of His creation.

You are a letter – a personal message from the Father – written in flesh and blood and sent to the world you live in. [Tweet This]

Lord, help me to shine – Help me to be bright enough so folks can read the letter written by your hand on the papyrus of my life.

BN Writers Page 150Thanks for coming by today.

Walk in the light.

Ben

 

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4 thoughts on “Explaining God – an addendum

  1. Debbie

    Mr. Ben. .. This is so compelling. It grips me and won't let go. Thank you so much for spending time with Him and then pouring out to us from that time. God bless you and give you even more understanding and knowledge of who He is and who we are in Him.

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    1. Ben Nelson

      You are such a blessing Deb. That is the way it struck me - i almost went away from it after yesterday's post, but then He drew me back and said - there's more to it.

      Bless you sister.

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