Wednesday, February 15, 2012

FACE TO FACE (Love Feast Day # 13)

1Corinthians 13:12

For now we are looking in a mirror that gives only a dim (blurred) reflection [of reality as in a riddle or enigma], but then [when perfection comes] we shall see in reality and face to face! Now I know in part (imperfectly), but then I shall know and understand fully and clearly, even in the same manner as I have been fully and clearly known and understood [by God].


Today we focus on yet again imperfect knowledge. Remember it is neither God nor His Word that are imperfect, it is our understanding. There is nothing imperfect about God. He is perfect and pure, through and through. He is Light and in Him there is no darkness at all.

We have spoken an extensive degree on this subject over the last few verses so today let us reflect, absorb and do what we have heard. It’s not enough for us to learn and meditate but we must put God's Word to practice.
Let us focus on the perfect one which is God. He is our standard, not frail human flesh. Let us see ourselves complete in Him. In Him we lack nothing because He is our Shepherd; we shall not want or lack anything. The things that God has chosen to reveal to us are precious and sufficient for us. Let us thank Him for our food, our manna, our daily bread. The table of the Lord is loaded with all that we have need of and more.
One day we will see Him face to face. What a glorious day that will be. The scripture tells us in 1 John 3:1-2 (AMP)
SEE WHAT [[a]an incredible] quality of love the Father has given (shown, bestowed on) us, that we should [be permitted to] be named and called and counted the children of God! And so we are! The reason that the world does not know (recognize, acknowledge) us is that it does not know (recognize, acknowledge) Him.
Beloved, we are [even here and] now God's children; it is not yet disclosed (made clear) what we shall be [hereafter], but we know that when He comes and is manifested, we shall [[b]as God's children] resemble and be like Him, for we shall see Him [c]just as He [really] is.

That is indeed our spiritual quest...to resemble and be lke Him.

Resemble defined:
  • To be similar to somebody or something in appearance or behavior.
It can be so easy sometimes to fall backwards and try to identify with the humanness of man's being. This kind of identifying will always lead us to making excuses for inabilities instead of looking to God's grace and supernatural help. The cry to be common or just mere men is present daily in this world's atmosphere and influences. Resembling and being like God is a journey not an impossiblity. There are many qualities about God that we see in His Word that may appear intimidating and far reaching to the natural mind. Sometimes we may see ourselves far from ever being like God. However, God had a purpose in telling us to be like Him. God was not trying to make fun of us when He said be ye holy for I am Holy. God is not trying to shame us at the end of our destinies here in the earth. God loves us and He has full confidence in His Word and His Spirit to complete the work He has started in us. However, we only know in part, we don't know exactly how God will do what He said He will do but we trust Him and He is always true to His Word. If I tried to contemplate and figure out how God will work in me to perform this miraculous transformation I would become frustrated and discouraged because in and of myself I don't see it but God knows it to be true.
So, let's just settle down and rest in His infinite wisdom and ability. Stop trying to figure everything out in your own my or according to some other human experience, we are His workmanship.
Let's allow the Master Craftsman do what only He can do and what the results come shining through! He will noy share His glory with another...to God Be The Glory!!!! Forever and Ever Amen.


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