Part 4 of 4, Chapter 5 in FOR HIS GLORY
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His Light in Us
Heb. 1:3a says, “The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being” (niv). We are called to be like Him and to radiate His Presence.
Eph. 4:13 says we are to mature “until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ” (nasb).
God intends for His spectacular glory to be on full display in the Church as we choose to make Him our god (see Chapter 1) and surrender to His rule, displaying His character for all to see.
God calls us into the Light of His Kingdom, and it is His plan that others will be drawn to His Light in us as the prophet wrote in Isaiah 60:1-3.
That is God’s purpose and plan for the Church but it only happens as we enter the full-color Life “beyond the veil.” It reflects His Presence, it glorifies Him and attracts empty and hurting souls to Him – and it is ours for the choosing! Why then, are we so often satisfied with much less?
When we awaken to a day with potentially gloomy circumstances, do we let them define us or do we remember that the sun is above those clouds?
Do we dare to believe that “the eyes of our heart can be enlightened, that we may know the hope ot which he has called us, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, as in Eph. 1:18? niv
Consider II Cor. 4:4-6. In our dark moments, do we dare to cry out to the God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness, and made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.”? niv
Many who claim to follow Christ are obviously dismissive of “the god of this age” of v4, and the danger of the spiritual unbelief and blindness he profers – and they miss the full-color Life of His Kingdom.
Kidron, Ohio USA
April 27, 2022
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