Who Is The Meaning?
John 1:1-3;14,18; John 5:19,30; John 17:17-19; 1 John 3:3
I am a dusty man, flesh; I am becoming a heavenly Man; I bear the image of both (1 Corinthians 15:49). One day, the two images will be completely and perfectly unified (1John 3:1-3). Meanwhile, God’s purpose for me rests in his purpose for the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Word, the Logos, The Meaning of God existed with God and is God before all creation. Without Him nothing material or spiritual exists, because He created everything (Colossians 1:16,17). God loves His creation but His creation has alienated itself from Him and needs forgiveness but, there is no forgiveness without a blood sacrifice, perfect in all ways.
The trouble is God is Spirit (John 4:23,24) and He cannot die. So God provided his own solution. The Word, The Meaning of God became a human being in the perfection it was originally meant to be. In His body He lived among us revealing and explaining the meaning of God. He lived in perfect obedience to God, The Father, through the power of the Holy Spirit (John 5:19,30) and then shed His perfect blood on the cross, once for all, for me (Hebrews 9:14). Oh thank You LORD GOD I praise Your Holy Name!
Is that all there is? No! At the moment I received the gift of eternal life through trust in Jesus’ holy sacrifice for the forgiveness of my sins I became a gift, and you did too (John 17:24)! Not only that, but the eternal life began in the here and now and will continue through eternity! It is the ability to know the only true God and Jesus Christ (John 17:3).
Wait, there is more! In the same way God, The Father, sent Jesus into the world; Jesus is sending you and me. Wow! He is sending us as human beings with the meaning of God in us to reveal and explain what God is like by our words and actions (John 13:34,35; 1 John 3:3,16-18; 23,24). Will you reveal the life of Christ with me today?
I will live holy, with The Holy Spirit’s help, to reveal the meaning of Jesus in my flesh. – Pastor Bob Wood is a seasonal camper at America’s Keswick and is a disciple-maker and prayer warrior.
Think About This: A minister may fill his pews, his communion roll, the mouths of the public, but what that minister is on his knees in secret before God Almighty, that he is and no more. John Owen
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: Do not let your heart envy sinners, But be zealous for the fear of the Lord all the day; For surely there is a hereafter, And your hope will not be cut off. Proverbs 23:17-18