Tuesday 15 January 2008

Abiding in the Light

Glory to God!

Sunday's meeting was awesome! Words cannot describe God's presence! The Lord is teaching us to abide in Him and showing us that in order to know Him, we need to receive spiritual revelation (1 Cor. 2:10-14; Eph. 1:17). We saw that the apostle Paul lived out of revelation (Gal. 1:11,12; 2:2; 1 Cor. 11:23; 14:6; 2 Cor. 12:7) and that revelation is received through Jesus (Luke 2:32; 2 Cor. 4:6).

To receive revelation is to receive light so that we can know the Father and the Son. From Hebrews 6:4-7 we learned that to be enlightened is:

  • to taste the heavenly gift of eternal Life
  • to share in the Holy Spirit
  • to taste the goodness of the Word of God
  • to taste the powers of the coming age

We also learned that to abide in God is to abide in His Light (1 John 1:1 - 2:11) and to continuously drink from Him (Heb.6:7; Psalm 36:6-9).

The Father also revealed to us that He wants to draw us into His bosom; a place of closest possible intimacy and rest (Gen. 16:5; John 1:18 - KJV).

Following communion, we entered into a time of worship as we focused completely on adoring our King. As we worshipped, God entered and His presence was heavily upon us. As we closed the meeting, two people testified to being healed during the meeting! Glory to God!

The Lord wants us to continuously abide in His presence so that His presence is always with us, thereby making Himself known to the nations through His holy people (Ezek. 36:23). Hallelujah!

On Sunday evening we joined TPL to minister to the poor and needy. We praise God for lives that are being touched and the relationships that are being formed.

Quote of the week:

"For God, who said, 'Let light shine out of darkness,' made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ." 2 Corinthians 4:6


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