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The treasures that lie within!

Posted by appolus on June 9, 2015

beamsOur God holds the universe in His hands and yet not a sparrow falls from the sky without His knowing it. He knows every hair of our head, every secret tear, every unseen moment. He surrounds us with inpenatrable light. The children of Israel’s darkest nights were guided by a pillar of fire and a cloud to protect them from the heat of the day. Jesus is the fire of our life, He is our overarching cloud that shields us from the heat of the day. We abide under the shadow of His wings.

In the Old Testament, God poured out fire from heaven and we were touched by His presence. Two thousand years ago He sent an all consuming fire to walk the earth. And although our Lord Jesus returned to His rightful place at the right hand of our Heavenly Father, the fire of life came and dwelt in the very midst of our new hearts. If we will take this fire of our hearts and cover it with the lens of the Holy Spirit then the fire will be magnified and we will send up a beam of light that searches the heavens. And our heavenly Father says this, “I will be found by those who search for me.” What a magnificent sight, if we could see with our spiritual eyes, a million beams of light all pointing up to the heavens from whence our help comes from. And so when once the fire came down and we were undone in the presence of the almighty God, now, the fire is sent up from the hearts of believers to the throne of God Himself, and we commune with Him. This is the very essence of life. It is for this purpose that we were created in the first place. This holy union, man and God united in perfect harmony by the conduit of the Holy Spirit who has magnified the Lord Jesus Christ in our hearts.

How many of us know that the old pagan temples were magnificently ornate with marble and gold and jewels and rich hardwoods? Now the rich live in their own temples filled with their own idols. The richer a man is, the more elaborate are his surroundings. He fills his house with symbols of his wealth and this gives him status among men. In order to gain riches men will literally move mountains in their pursuit of gold. They will mine the depths of the sea to drain it of its oil. They will decorate their mansions with treasures from all over the earth.

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I will give you the treasures of darkness.

Posted by appolus on November 26, 2014

I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron: And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel. (Isa 45:2-3)

In the life of each saint there are crooked paths. There are gates of brass and there are bars of iron. The saint knows that the path that she or he has been called to is narrow and difficult. He takes up his cross each day and he dies to himself and to this world and to the flesh. In the midst of this dying the Lord is slowly revealed. What is working death in our flesh is by the same token releasing spiritual life. Isn’t wonderful that God is working on our behalf and has promised to us that He will straightened out the crooked path. When life seems to take us down a road that seems impossible to navigate, God promises that He has gone before us. There are no surprises to God, He is in it all and we will overcome because He has went before us. The greatest example of God going before us is exemplified in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.

Each saint will also encounter gates of brass and bars of iron. These will be specific situations that requires the hand of God to overcome. In the flesh there would be no solution but by the hand of God these ” gates of brass,” and ” bars of iron,” are broke in pieces. And so we are able to continue our journey down the same narrow, seemingly crooked path which the Lord is actually straightening out by going before us. Now just as the individual saint has to encounter crooked paths and gates of brass and bars of iron, so does the Body of Christ as a whole. It also has had a journey, it also has encountered many difficulties and a seemingly crooked path. It has encountered gates of brass, seemingly barring the way forward, yet the same promises made to the individual saint has also been made to the Body of Christ, praise God. He is working, always working on our behalf and He never sleeps. We can call upon Him night and day for we can be assured that He is with us and has went before us.

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