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The WOW of Christ

As I get older, I am finding myself less and less interested in the new and novel. Rather, I'm finding myself increasingly focussed on what Paul referred to in Corinthians as... "the simplicity of Jesus"...

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The Simplicity of Jesus

Paul said we are to take care that we DO NOT LEAVE the simplicity of Jesus...

Paul said we are to take care that we DO NOT LEAVE the simplicity of Jesus...

Many people come to me, as an older man who has walked in the grace of God for a long time, with their fresh, new ideas regarding some passage in the Bible. I would never want to question the heart of any other man or woman, but with their questions and a lot of the speculative discussion I see going on, I have to wonder what the purpose of seeking the new and novel is all about?

Perhaps it is to "wow" their own hearts with God; perhaps it is to "wow" the hearts of others... let me share wholeheartedly - agreed! There are so many glorious truths in Father's Word that can indeed "wow" our hearts.

I am, however, finding myself less and less interested in the new and novel, and the speculation, to focus my attention on what Paul said in Corinthians about "the simplicity of Jesus".

In fact, in that passage, Paul said we are to take care that we DO NOT LEAVE the simplicity of Jesus....

Maybe because the sheer simplicity of Jesus is so full of complexity.  God became a man, to die for man, so He could live in and through man.  That is more than enough "WOW" for all of us.

I have to wonder, does not the "WOW" of Jesus, squeeze out all the other "wow's" that would compete with His "WOW"? Agreed?

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What's In A Name?

My favorite name is from Exodus 34 where God heralds His own name.

My favorite name is from Exodus 34 where God heralds His own name.

There are many names of God. I believe they are there to show us that God is soooo big and so multi-faceted. Jehovah Rapha, Jehovah Tsidkenu, Yahweh, Adonai, El Shaddai, Jesus, and of course, Abba Father and the list goes on.

My favorite name is from Exodus 34 where God heralds His own name. "You want to know my name? Here it is..."

"The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin."  
ISN'T THAT AN AWESOME NAME???

CAN YOU IMAGINE PRAYING TO HIM WITH THAT NAME? TRY IT!!!!!

Dear Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin... WOW. You are so awesome.... I forgot what I was going to talk to you about...

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The Wonders of Heaven...

That is how I see heaven.  We will finally experience and express the awe, wonder, joy, peace, righteousness, glory, and   splendor   that is God filling us and flowing through us.

That is how I see heaven. We will finally experience and express the awe, wonder, joy, peace, righteousness, glory, and splendor that is God filling us and flowing through us.

Recently a good friend asked me what I think heaven is going to be like.  Well, no one really knows for sure until we get there.  But, I would suggest that there will be no real big change inside of us!

We have already been made righteous, become partakers of the divine nature, filled with the fulness of God, AND possessing the treasure of God in our earthen vessels.  In our vessel lies an issue, we currently have clay pots that hinder us from fully experiencing and expressing the fulness of God which is already in us. Kind of like putting a cup under a faucet, it can only contain so much...

In that day when we enter heaven, we will no longer have our clay pots, we will finally be able to fully experience and express the fulness of God that we possessed at the moment of faith. Only now, we will function like a prism... have you ever seen light flow through a prism? It is absolutely incredible the dance of color and radiance that flows through a prism and illuminates the wall with its splendor.

That is how I see heaven. We will finally experience and express the awe, wonder, joy, peace, righteousness, glory, and splendor that is God filling us and flowing through us... WOW!

At the risk of offending you, but in an attempt to help people understand the experience that is going to be ours in heaven.  I would describe heaven as the eternal, infinite orgasm!

Makes me long for heaven, the sheer ecstasy of experiencing God in perpetual fullness.  
WOW AGAIN!!!

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'It Is Finished' Means Exactly That!

One of the most glorious verses in the entire Bible is the verse that records the final words of Jesus before He died on the cross...

IT IS FINISHED! It is over! It has been accomplished! There is nothing more to do and nothing more to be added!

Isn't that absolutely wonderful? Our sins are forgiven! They are cast as far as the east is from the west to be remembered no more. OUR SINS HAVE BEEN INFINITELY SEPARATED FROM US! Heaven is opened to us! We have been made righteous! We are now saints! We are the sons of God! We are blessed with EVERY spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ. We have been made partakers of the Divine Nature! WOW!

We could go on and and on with all that is ours in Christ and say WOW and WOW over and over again... Why? Because as Jesus said, "It is finished!"

Now, the marvel of this, that really makes us WOW, is when we look at that phrase in the original Koine Greek. Do you know what it means in the Greek?

It means, "IT IS FINISHED!"