Is God Dwelling Today?

My dwelling place also will be with them; and I will be their God, and they will be My people. And the nations will know that I am the Lord who sanctifies Israel, when My sanctuary is in their midst forever.” ’ ”
Ezekiel 37:27‭-‬28 NASB

The Old Testament speaks of the dwelling of God amongst His people. His dwelling with them would be known among all the nations.

And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 1:14 NASB

The New Testament speaks of God who came in the flesh, Jesus Christ, and dwelt amongst us. His glory was seen.

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.
John 14:26 NASB

Today, God is seen in the believer by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. All nations will know that God is Lord by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in His people.

🌹Do others see Jesus in you?

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

His Name’s Sake

Dear Holy, Sovereign God,

For the sake of Your name, O Lord, revive me. In Your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble.
Psalms 143:11 NASB

Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; For You I wait all the day.
Psalms 25:5 NASB

Amen

🌹He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake.
Psalms 23:3 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

You Will Know

“My holy name I will make known in the midst of My people Israel; and I will not let My holy name be profaned anymore. And the nations will know that I am the Lord, the Holy One in Israel.
Ezekiel 39:7 NASB

God will make Himself known. Look around. As the world spirals downward farther into darkness, the Lord God is profaned more and more, even forgotten.
Even as patient as God is there comes a time when all mankind will know that God is Lord.
Will the time be now for you? Will you walk with Him, obey Him, serve Him this side of eternity? Will you seek to know Him and desire to know the Holy One or wait until He reveals Himself fully when it will be too late.

And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.’
Matthew 7:23 NASB

For it is written, “As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to Me, And every tongue shall give praise to God.”
Romans 14:11 NASB

Why not now?

🌹”I will magnify Myself, sanctify Myself, and make Myself known in the sight of many nations; and they will know that I am the Lord.” 
Ezekiel 38:23 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

As I Live Says God

Say to them, ‘As I live!’ declares the Lord God, ‘I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn back, turn back from your evil ways! Why then will you die, O house of Israel?’
Ezekiel 33:11 NASB

The living God takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked. The compassionate God desires the best for you. What level of desire do you have for others around you to avoid death and know the best life?

🌹Jesus *said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.
John 14:6 NASB
In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men.
John 1:4 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

The Living God

How lovely are Your dwelling places, O Lord of hosts! My soul longed and even yearned for the courts of the Lord; My heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God.
Psalms 84:1‭-‬2 NASB

🌹 For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand outside. I would rather stand at the threshold of the house of my God Than dwell in the tents of wickedness. For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord gives grace and glory; No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly. O Lord of hosts, How blessed is the man who trusts in You!
Psalms 84:10‭-‬12 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Present Every Person Complete in Christ

For Ezra had set his heart to study the law of the Lord and to practice it, and to teach His statutes and ordinances in Israel.
Ezra 7:10 NASB

Is your heart set on knowing, studying God’s word? Knowing it and walking by God’s word? Practicing leads to telling others about God’s awesome plan. God’s plan is for you to walk closely with Him in an intimate, loving relationship.

If you are not reading daily and putting it into practice, how about starting today. Besides changing your life you could change someone else’s life.

🌹We proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in Christ.
Colossians 1:28 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

I Love You, Lord

I love the Lord, because He hears My voice and my supplications. Because He has inclined His ear to me, Therefore I shall call upon Him as long as I live.
Psalms 116:1‭-‬2 NASB

My God:

“I love You, O Lord, my strength.”
I have called upon You, for You will answer me, O God; Incline Your ear to me, hear my speech. Wondrously show Your lovingkindness, O Savior of those who take refuge at Your right hand From those who rise up against them. Keep me as the apple of the eye; Hide me in the shadow of Your wings.
Incline Your ear to me, rescue me quickly; Be to me a rock of strength, A stronghold to save me. For You are my rock and my fortress; For Your name’s sake You will lead me and guide me. Into Your hand I commit my spirit; You have ransomed me, O Lord, God of truth.
Psalms 18:1 NASB, Psalms 17:6‭-‬8 NASB, Psalms 31:2‭-‬3‭, ‬5 NASB

🌹I waited patiently for the Lord; And He inclined to me and heard my cry. Since I am afflicted and needy, Let the Lord be mindful of me. You are my help and my deliverer; Do not delay, O my God.
Psalms 40:1‭, 2 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Influenced

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Ephesians 6:12 NASB

God’s creation, people, are created in the image of a perfect God. But the rulers, the power of darkness that influences the wickedness of this fallen world rule without God’s influence.

When you look at people, do you see God’s creation and desire that they experience the Almighty God and His salvation? Or do you look and see only the wickedness and influence of a fallen world? People need Jesus.

I was speaking to a Christian sister yesterday about this verse. I was explaining that I had never looked at it from the perspective of people being God’s creation and the war is not with God’s creation but with the forces of darkness working in the sinful person, still a creation of His. She then shared this with me. . .

When Jesus washed the feet of His disciples,  He washed the feet of ALL 12 of them. This included Judas, the one who betrayed Jesus. The one Jesus knew would betray Him.

Wow! Can we look at mankind and separate the creation from the forces of evil working in that person?
Do we love God’s creation enough to share the gospel that they may be made new and whole under the influence of a Holy God? Or do we look at the evil and shy away from speaking truth that can change the life of a God created being?

🌹Are we willing to share the gospel of Jesus Christ for the benefit of those walking in darkness?

Thank you Rhonda W. for your insights and influence.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Return Faithless Ones

A voice is heard on the bare heights, The weeping and the supplications of the sons of Israel; Because they have perverted their way, They have forgotten the Lord their God.

“Return, O faithless sons, I will heal your faithlessness.” “Behold, we come to You; For You are the Lord our God.

Let us lie down in our shame, and let our humiliation cover us; for we have sinned against the Lord our God, we and our fathers, from our youth even to this day. And we have not obeyed the voice of the Lord our God.”
Jeremiah 3:21‭-‬22‭, ‬25

They have lied about the Lord And said, “Not He; Misfortune will not come on us, And we will not see sword or famine. The prophets are as wind, And the word is not in them. Thus it will be done to them!” Therefore, thus says the Lord, the God of hosts, “Because you have spoken this word, Behold, I am making My words in your mouth fire And this people wood, and it will consume them.
Jeremiah 5:12‭-‬14 NASB

Take the word of God to heart. As is the Old Testament so is today. We are to learn from history. God is righteous, holy, perfect and without Him we are nothing.

Have you forgotten the Lord your God? God is waiting to heal your faithlessness. Lie down in shame, let humiliation cover you; for the sin you have sinned against the Lord your God.

🌹 God, I humbly bow before You in shame for my disregard of Your way, neglecting Your Word, Your presence in my life, and being disobedient. Forgive my disobedience to Your voice, the voice of the Lord my God. Heal my faithlessness. Amen

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Do You Know?

Thus says the Lord, “Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches; but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord who exercises lovingkindness, justice and righteousness on earth; for I delight in these things,” declares the Lord. “Behold, the days are coming,” declares the Lord, “that I will punish all who are circumcised and yet uncircumcised—
Jeremiah 9:23‭-‬25 NASB

Circumcised in the flesh yet uncircumcised in the heart, in the spirit. Outwardly professing Christianity but inwardly living like the world.
Do you know that you know that you know?

🌹”but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord who exercises lovingkindness, justice and righteousness on earth;”

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon