Jesus is declared the embodiment of the word of God. The truth that was unknown came into bodily form to proclaim the eternal message that God is love the Father of all. The desire of God’s own heart for his children brought him down into flesh with the fullness of grace and truth. Out of the abundance of his love, God turned himself down into the image of men so that by faith men may be raised up into the fullness of the image of God.
God, as loving father, is seeking out people from all nations in all generations. He spoke out in Isaiah 65:2, “All day long I held out my hands to an obstinate generation whose hearts are never in me.” Even though the children have backslidden, they still remain at the center of God’s love and compassion and He desires deeply that they may return to his sheepfold. Father can’t let his children be away from his divine love for long for He knows the weakness of their human nature.
Our heavenly Father is calling out day and night for he knows that the more his children are away from his divine presence the more enemy will use them by filling their minds with deceptive thoughts. Father stands out looking for his children to come back to him the way prodigal son’s father was waiting for the moment when the son comes home so that the father may shower his love and compassion on him and bless him with his chosen blessings.
Once the estranged children come home, father not only welcomes them but blesses them with a portion of his inheritance, which has come down to us as the seal of the Holy Spirit. The Blessed Holy Spirit dwells among God’s children to fill them with Godly strength and enable them to walk on the way of Grace and truth.
Father is still looking for his children with deep love, compassion and out-stretched hands. Have you seen those hands and heard the voice that cries out, “I have loved you with everlasting love .” Jer. 31:3 “Behold I have engraved you on the palms of my hands.” Isaiah 49:16
Ephesians 1:18-20, “Having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places.
In above verses Paul is praying for the congregation of Ephesians that the eyes of their hearts be enlightened to know the hope, glorious inheritance and immeasurable greatness of HIS power.
Hope in Christ is the power to know and walk in the direction of the promised blessings. No one is capable to walk in obedience unless God sends his grace to sustain the soul of the believer in his time of need. We walk by sight not by faith but to live a Godly life in Christ demands sacrificial obedience that doesn’t appear in the members of our body unless we submit our ways to the Lord and believe that his ways are higher than ours and his thoughts are always in our favor. What we need to do is to wait in his presence and receive the mighty grace to walk and run and soar in his glory while we are waiting the fulfillment of his promises in our lives. Waiting could last for a few days, months or years but the Lord is faithful and the one who has to come will not delay but will come to bless his people .
The moment our King appears, he changes the focus of our hearts. We begin to see things from HIS perspective and in HIS way. We begin to value things the way we have never done before. The spirit of thanksgiving begins to take reign of our lives and all of a sudden we realize that blessings are a means to come closer to him by using them for his glory and not for any other purpose. We change the focus of our heart and know that we have much more than we could ever keep. We see ourselves as heirs of his great inheritance.
Inheritance in Christ is our portion that God has assigned us in this life and the life to come. The riches of his glorious inheritance empower us to walk, run and soar in his glory. The mighty power of God takes over and we, weak as we are, become able to stand and proclaim his word to bring people from darkness to the kingdom of light. In faith, we become co-partners with Christ. The faith generated power begins to transform our mind and heart. This is the same power that God used when he raised Christ from dead. That power begins to bring the dead things back to life in our lives. We begin to realize that we have fullness of life in this life and the life to come in Jesus name for his praise and glory!
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” Prov. 9:10
The fear of the Lord doesn’t mean to be afraid of God nor it means to run away from him thinking that He is the mighty creator while we are his lowly creation. Our lack of knowledge turns our fear of the Lord into a wall of separation between him and us. Fear of the Lord doesn’t mean that God, the creator and his creation stand on two different grounds.Christ came to demolish the wall of separation and by his death and resurrection, we have been seated with him in higher places. The two have become one. Where there is oneness, there is the fullness of joy and freedom and in the presence of perfect love, there is no fear.
Fear of the Lord is different from how we define fear in human terms. Fear of the Lord makes us deeply rooted in God by strengthening our relation with Him through Christ. It is to remain in the awe inspiring presence of the heavenly one. It is to come and remain in the fullness of the one who is Holy and Almighty.
Have you ever experienced the unique fullness that the presence of the Lord brings when we empty ourselves before his throne? Have you ever felt the urgency to fall down in the midst of his divine glory where there is no place for you and me but for HIM alone who is worthy of all honour and praise and glory!
In the divine anointing a child of God cries out and acknowledges his true identity in Christ. He reveals the mysteries of the gospel that have been unknown even to the one who is uttering those mysteries.
Fear of the Lord brings brokenness and fullness at the same time. Fear of the Lord fills us with a unique thirst to know our saviour and creator more and more every day. Fear of the Lord makes us whole by filling us with Godly knowledge and pure wisdom that come from above. Fear of the Lord opens our eyes to witness the divine power at work in the midst of God’s creation. Creation begin to position itself in the right place in the life of a child of God who lives in reverent fear of the most High. Mountains claps, rivers shout for joy and the ground count itself blessed to see a blessed child of God.
Those who fear the Lord know no fear. Those who remain in the presence of the Lord walk in the freedom of the spirit and know that there is liberty and equality for everyone. They love themselves as they love others. They know that being God’s unique creation, there is an obligation, that is to honour God by positioning themselves at the right place.
Fear the Lord and remain fearless in all situations!