Thursday, October 7, 2010

Yeshua: Our Dwelling Place

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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 dwell in and on the promises of God. To abide in and trust in His truths. To find rest in a place that is our temporary dwelling. To rest in moments of chaos and confusion.
To trust is to know for certain that my Lord will not tarry forever but will come back and take me to the dwelling He has prepared for me. John 14:2,3. If He goes, He will come back to take me to this dwelling, where no harm will befall me nor will disaster come near my tent. Psalm 91:10. To trust: is to place all my hope on things not seen, living my life for the eternal instead of focusing on the temporal.
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. Therefore, we have a high priest who sympathizes with our weakness, for He who has been tempted in all things was without sin. Hebrews: 4:15. He suffered death, so that by the grace of God, He might taste death for everyone. For God Himself was the only one who could redeem us and He did so through His son, who was fully God and fully man.
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 put our trust in His provision and sacrifice.
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.
Yeshua is Hebrew for Jesus

1 comment:

Anders Branderud said...

Hello!
You wrote: “Yeshua: Our Dwelling Place”

[To differentiate,]The historical Mashiakh [“Messiah”] was a Ribi named Yehoshua. He taught his followers to keep the directives of the unchanging and eternal Torah - the Instruction Manual of the Creator. Ribi Yehoshua was not an “incarnate man-god”, nor was he a “saviour”. He taught his followers to have the Creator as their dwelling place, not “Yeshua”. Proof in the website of www.netzarim.co.il

Relating to the Creator exactly in the same way Ribi Yehoshua did – i.e. observing the Creators directives in the Torah – leads oneself into an intimate relationship with the Creator, which is very meaningful!

Anders Branderud