Thursday, July 22, 2010

Yeshua

Sand Castles
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress my God, in whom I trust." - Psalm 91:1-2
To dwell is to abide in, to find rest in, to depend upon. A dwelling is also a place. A place where we can find rest in a world that is not our own. It can be a place where we retreat to when weary or afraid. After all, we are strangers and aliens in a foreign land. Have you felt like one lately? That this world just isn't what it's supposed to be? If you have then this promise is for you. If you dwell in Him; you will find rest. He will be your refuge and your stronghold. He will be your strong tower and mighty deliver. To dwell in and on the promises of the One who is called "Faithful and True". He will restore your strength. He will equip you for your divine calling.
If you make the Most High your dwelling-even the LORD, who is my refuge-no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent. Psalm 91:9
To trust is to know for certain that my Lord will not tarry forever and will come back to get me when the curtain closes this side of eternity. To trust completely in things not seen. As we see all that is taking place around us, it is my prayer, we will put our trust in Jesus and determine not to fear man but to fear God. To trust that He is faithful unto death and no one can take our crown. For what we suffer this side of the curtain is just a vapor of time compared to our eternity with Him.
Jesus came the first time to dwell among us to reveal to us the truth. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. John:1:14. The same God that spoke creation into being limited Himself to a single cell in the womb of a woman. He came down from His heavenly throne to live in our world under the same limitations you and I live under. He suffered death, so that by the grace of God, he might taste death for everyone. Jesus will come again to take us to be with Him where He is. The One who was and is and is to come has defeated death and has made provisions for us, his children, when we dwell in Him.
Paul tells us in Hebrews,"that it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the author of our salvation perfect through suffering. " Hebrews 2:9,11.
Fitting for God to make US perfect through HIS suffering. Our salvation through His suffering. Our salvation when we trust in His provision and sacrifice. He also refers to Jesus as the author of our salvation. He is the one who is refining us and is in complete control of all things including our salvation and our suffering.
Lord, may I never take your suffering for granted. You died once and for all for the sins of all those who call on your name. Your name is a strong and mighty tower. Your name is a dwelling. Yeshua.

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