#227 – 48-Bit Color, or Black & White?

Part 3 of 4, Chap. 5 in FOR HIS GLORY

Piercing the Veil
The redemption and restoration that Jesus won for us is full color. And the Kingdom of God is filled with the dazzling light of Life for those who have eyes to see. Within it are all the delicacies that man craves to satisfy his hunger of body, soul and spirit.

Under the Old Covenant, a High Priest entered the Holy of Holies once a year to cover man’s sins, but that did nothing to lessen his separation from God and the life-giving relationship He had intended.

But then Jesus came! Because of His victory, the veil between God and man was torn and we are invited to come into His very Presence. Read Heb. 10:19-25 and dare to believe His invitation to you!

Survive or Thrive?
Are we satisfied to “survive,” or do we believe that Jesus did enough for us that we can thrive? That we can be the “more than conquerors” of Rom. 8:37-39 and the victors of I Cor. 15:56-57 as we revel in the Abundant Life of John 10:10?

We have a new citizenship, and a new nature that is inclined toward God. We are reconnected to Him through Jesus and can literally interact with Him, Spirit-to-spirit, in everyday life. Yes, we can.

The full-color sense of being “saved” includes being saved from the depravity and futility of our old ways, and from our debilitating spiritual and emotional scars and pains as we are filled and refilled with His glorious Presence of Col. 1:27. (I’ll never tired of drawing us to that scripture!)

We are truly “a new creation” (II Cor. 5:17); we triumph over sin (Rom. 6:14-17); and He is glorified (Eph. 1:12 and 14).

We are “complete in Christ” (Col. 2:10), and if we “believe,” we have rest from the ruthless inner drive to try to fill the emptiness of our souls. (Heb. 3:12-19) in things of the world.

As we grow in Christ and the Life of His Kingdom is formed in us, we will serve Him in full color as the Mt. 16:18 Church.

Ken Stoltzfus
Kidron, Ohio USA
April 25, 2022            

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