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9/25/2022 ~ Light in the House

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Darkness is found in liars believing liars.
A call to truth is the light of God.

... He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive
together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), ... ~ Ephesians 2:4-7


Our entrance is founded upon our faith
God rich in mercy       🡡          
in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus
Raised us up by grace
🡡          
His great love with which He loved us
Made us alive together with Christ
    🚪
🡡
His kindness

      Eternal salvation
Author and
finisher of our faith

... He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him, ...
~ Hebrews 5:9


... looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, ...
~ Hebrews 12:2


In the storm of life, is our foundation of heart Christ? In Godís great love
He sent forth His own Son so that we may have the salvation of our souls.
He knocks and the door to His house is the light home.


"Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens
the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, ..." ~ Revelation 3:20


... Jesus spoke to them again, saying, "I am the light of the world. He who
follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life." ~ John 8:12


The crown of life comes by the depth of love
👑
Have the light of life

Light of the world
Follow Jesus

     🚫 Not walk in darkness     


"The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, And upon those who
sat in the region and shadow of death Light has dawned." ~ Matthew 4:16


For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth
came through Jesus Christ. ~ John 1:17


Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life.
No one comes to the Father except through Me." ~ John 14:6


"Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives
do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, ..." ~ John 14:27


The master has delivered the highest truths

  Almighty God
                🡦
                    Christ




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● Grace and Truth       Ė John 1:17
● The Way, Truth, Life Ė John 14:6  
● Peace                      Ė John 14:27
● Reconciliation     Ė 2nd Cor. 5:18



Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus
Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, ... ~ 2nd Cor. 5:18


The corruption of man victimizes the meek who follow in the death of spirit.
Only faith in the light of God retrieves a heart from the evils of mankind.


For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has
shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God
in the face of Jesus Christ. ~ 2nd Corinthians 4:6


To know God is to hear God
God commanded
Light to shine out of darkness
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Shone in our hearts
To give the light of the
knowledge
🡧     🡦
Of the glory of God
In the face of Jesus Christ

... have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes
in Me should not abide in darkness." ~ John 12:44-46


Christ reveals the invisible God of all
Who sees Me sees Him
   🡥
Believe in Him who sent Me
🡥          
Jesus, light into the world

🡤          
Whoever believes in Me
  Should not abide in darkness  

All hearts seek for one thing or another. To recognize the source of oneís
thankfulness is what one glorifies. To ignore the wisdom, through knowledge,
delivered by Godís Word dampens the soul. It is belief that eventually
finds God over the delusions of temporary man. Jesus Himself
proclaimed, above all, to believe in God Almighty eternal.


That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world.
~ John 1:9


True light gives while darkness takes.

... God ... Who gives breath to the people on it, And spirit
to those who walk on it: ~ Isaiah 42:5


"I, the LORD, have called You in righteousness, ..." ~ Isaiah 42:6-7

The light of truth comes to release us from the prisons of deception.

And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
~ John 1:5


"And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world,
and men loved darkness rather than light, ..." ~ John 3:19-21


The grief of hate holds no joy
  Light has come into the world  

Who does the truth
Comes to the light

Evil hates the light and
Does not come to the light

"No one, when he has lit a lamp, puts it in a secret place or under a basket,
but on a lampstand, that those who come in may see the light." ~ Luke 11:33


The dichotomy between light and darkness is derived from hate over love.
All is clearly seen by the justice of God. Truth outshines the darkness of hate.
Without applying goodness over callous desires condemns the soul.
Either oneís legacy shines or devours.


"... I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set
before you life and death, blessing and cursing; ... ~ Deuteronomy 30:19


Heaven and earth are witness to actions in time.

As such each individual is responsible for the
accountability of choices and or guiding decisions.
The end of confusionís anxiety is to achieve wisdomís calm.


"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good
works and glorify your Father in heaven." ~ Matthew 5:16


"The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good,
your whole body will be full of light. ..." ~ Matthew 6:22-23


Desires define the brilliance of a soul
  The lamp of the body is the eye  
🡣                         🡡
Darkness               Light    

 Eye is bad         Eye is good
body full             body full
of darkness            of light    

"... 'He who rules over men must be just, Ruling in the fear of God. And
he shall be like the light of the morning ...' ..." ~ 2nd Samuel 23:3-5


Leadership in each is the challenge of character
  Who rules over men:

          • Must be just
          • Ruling in the fear of God
          • Be like the light of the morning
          • A morning without clouds
          • Like the tender grass
          • By clear shining after rain
               🡦
  Although my house is not so with God
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    Yet He has made an everlasting covenant  
            Ordered in all things and secure
          For this is my salvation and desire

... let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light ...
~ Romans 13:12-14


The power of life is found in the light of being. Truth remains in the light
where deception sinks through darkness. True leaders have spirits regarding
God and genuine care to lift those other spirits shared in their lives.


Truth's actions brings direction
Night                    Day 
 🡣                         🡡 
       in revelry        Cast off works  
drunkenness        of darkness
  lewdness            put on the
       in lust           Armor of light
         in strife          Walk properly
        and envy       Put on the Lord  
                            Jesus Christ

... if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one
another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us ... ~ 1st John 1:6-7


Christ calls to join Him through His sacrifice
                                       Walk in the light
        Say we have               as He is in
  Fellowship with Him          the light
    walk in darkness           Fellowship
    we lie and do not             with one
    practice the truth             another
                                                   🡣
                             Blood of Jesus Christ
                           Cleanses us from all sin  

This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you,
that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. ~ 1st John 1:5


Shine's refection crosses His creation
GOD = Light
  In Him = No darkness  

God's love calls for one's direction to love
Godís rich love has made us alive together in Christ
In Christ we are raised to sit with Him in heaven
Jesus stands at the door inviting us to live with Him
Past deathís darkness Godís light of truth has come
Grace, the way, truth, life, & peace come by Christ
Godís Christ knowledge shines truth in our hearts
Belief in Christís life is directed to believe in God
God gives light to each mortal coming to the world
God calls us to see becoming free of dark prisons
God wills our deeds be clearly seen and not hidden
Strength comes by casting off dark works & in Christ
Christís sacrificial blood cleanses us from all sin
God is light and in Him is no darkness at all

God dines with those who love Him

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Oh, send out Your light and Your truth! Let them lead me; Let them
bring me to Your holy hill And to Your tabernacle. ~ Psalms 43:3


... the mercy seat which is on the ark, lest he die; for I will appear
in the cloud above the mercy seat. ~ Leviticus 16:2


... and behind the second veil, the part of the tabernacle which is called the
Holiest of All, which had the golden censer and the ark ... ~ Hebrews 9:3-4


.. and above it were the cherubim of glory overshadowing the mercy seat.
Of these things we cannot now speak in detail. ~ Hebrews 9:5


... the ark of God, whose name is called by the Name, the LORD of Hosts,
who dwells between the cherubim. ~ 2nd Samuel 6:2


Godís giving is the anchor that commands creation
  Who dwells between the cherubim  
🡢 the LORD of Hosts 🡠
the Ark of God

... "O LORD God of Israel, the One who dwells between the cherubim, ..."
~ 2nd Kings 19:15


God gives us an example of the divine nature of life in the light. God Himself
shone upon the earth between the cherubim above the mercy seat on the Ark.
Just a glimpse of beyond anything quantifiable, regarded as holiest, His
presence was housed in a temple guarded in what was considered
as in the deepest of what should be protected. Clearly,
where life resides should be treasured as precious.


... From the LORD of hosts, Who dwells in Mount Zion. ~ Isaiah 8:18

... "Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD,
To the house of the God of Jacob; ... ~ Isaiah 2:3


The image of truth spans before us
Your light and truth
  tabernacle                            holy hill  
I will appear
Cloud above
Mercy seat
Who dwells between the cherubim
the LORD of Hosts
the ark of God
LORD of hosts
Who dwells
in Mount Zion
Holiest of All
  Golden censer  ~  Ark of the covenant
                                         1) golden pot/manna
                                         2) Aaron's budding rod
                                         3) Covenant Tablets
the LORD
out of Zion
dwells in
Jerusalem
Mountain of the LORD
the house of the God of Jacob
out of Zion from Jerusalem
Witnesses
Earth and
Heaven
You have made heaven and earth
You are God

Blessed be the LORD out of Zion, Who dwells in Jerusalem! Praise the LORD!
~ Psalms 135:21


The Word of God came forth by His own will and choosing.
As His soul personally touched mortals of the past, His decision
was to come to us by way of Zion from Jerusalem.


"But will God indeed dwell with men on the earth? ..."
~ 2nd Chronicles 6:18-19


Questions are the blessing of wonder
Will God dwell with men on the earth?

The heaven of heavens cannot contain God
How much less this temple I have built!

Yet regard the prayer of Your servant
Listen to the cry and the prayer before You

"... I look: On him who is poor and of a contrite spirit,
And who trembles at My word." ~ Isaiah 66:1-2


As the infinite touches the finite hope inspires
Where is the house that you will build Me?

For all things made exist by My hand

Says the LORD
But on this one will I look:
  On him who is poor and of a contrite spirit  
And who trembles at My word

"But Solomon built Him a house. However, the Most High does
not dwell in temples made with hands, ..." ~ Acts 7:47-51


God's mercy offers His Grace to all
Solomon built Him a house

However, the Most High
Does not dwell in temples made with hands


  Stiffnecked uncircumcised in heart and ears!  
Always resist the Holy Spirit

"... who have received the law by the direction of angels and have not kept it."
~ Acts 7:53


The truth of it is that God encompasses more that can be known or imagined.
Through His will, His message is to converse with Him through prayer.
For open hearts, goodness is intrinsic to His creation, and displayed and
practiced by those responding to the higher calling of this essential spirit.
Unfortunately, many turn from the truth of creation choosing selfish pits of
destruction where loss is greatest. The heart of God dwells in each of us.


... the king of Babylon, came to Jerusalem. He burned the house of the LORD
and the king's house; all the houses of Jerusalem, ... ~ 2nd Kings 25:8-9


... the things of solid gold and solid silver, the captain of the guard took away.
~ 2nd Kings 25:14-15


Because of Mount Zion which is desolate, With foxes walking about on it.
~ Lamentations 5:18


... my people have gone into captivity, Because they have no knowledge;
Their honorable men are famished, ... ~ Isaiah 5:13


Those that abandon God abandon civilization

... No man repented of his wickedness, Saying, 'What have I done?'
Everyone turned to his own course, ... ~ Jeremiah 8:6


My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. ... ~ Hosea 4:6

Taken from the unfaithful is Godís own presence. Riches turn to destitution
without appreciation. Honor evaporates mired in all that is contemptable.
Knowledge has no basis in truth and paranoia drives anxiety to the brink.
Where respect for decent common sense is absent, cruelty rules.
Without God there is no peace.


"... 'Take these articles; go, carry them to the temple site that is in Jerusalem,
and let the house of God be rebuilt on its former site.'" ~ Ezra 5:15


"Thus says the LORD: 'I will return to Zion, And dwell in the midst of
Jerusalem. Jerusalem shall be called the City of Truth, The Mountain
of the LORD of hosts, The Holy Mountain.'" ~ Zechariah 8:3


The presence of God is in truth
says the LORD
🡢 I will return to Zion 🡠
  dwell in the midst of Jerusalem  

 called:
    • the City of Truth
    • Mountain of the LORD of hosts  
    • The Holy Mountain

... For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be deliverance, ...
~ Joel 2:32


Hearts scream for God's revealing
the LORD has said
🡣
  Whoever calls on the name of the LORD  
⮡  Shall be saved ⮠
🡡
in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem
⮡  Deliverance ⮠

... "Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD,
To the house of the God of Jacob; ..." ~ Micah 4:2


By the Word of God wisdom stands
The mountain of the LORD
The house of the God of Jacob

  He will teach us His ways
               ⮡  out of Zion law shall go forth
                               ⮡  the word of the LORD
                                           ⮡  from Jerusalem  

Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path. ~ Psalms 119:105

God has not abandoned His creation in us.
His kingdom frees those souls finding His given truths for living.
His Word offers deliverance when His call is heard. As an arrow
to heaven, light in life is His enduring promise through Christ.


For the commandment is a lamp, And the law a light;
Reproofs of instruction are the way of life, ... ~ Proverbs 6:23


"... I am the LORD your God, Dwelling in Zion My holy mountain. Then
Jerusalem shall be holy, And no aliens shall ever pass through her again."
~ Joel 3:17


God legitimizes all believers who follow His Word
I am the LORD your God
  Dwelling in Zion My holy mountain  



 Jerusalem shall be holy
         ⮡  no aliens shall pass again  
                                    |  | |
                                    |  |   ⮡   Ep 3:6 - Gentiles as fellow heirs
                                    |    ⮡   Hebrews 8:10 - Covenant with all mankind 
                                      ⮡   1st Peter 3:18 - Christ's sacrifice once for all

.. that the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, of the same body, and partakers
of His promise in Christ through the gospel, ... ~ Ephesians 3:6


... says the Lord: I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their
hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people." ~ Hebrews 8:10


For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might
bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit, ...
~ 1st Peter 3:18


... So the LORD will reign over them in Mount Zion From now on, even forever.
... ~ Micah 4:7


"And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever and
of His kingdom there will be no end." ~ Luke 1:33


... in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and are not moved away
from the hope of the gospel which you heard, ... ~ Colossians 1:23


... He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense;
I shall not be moved. In God is my salvation ... ~ Psalms 62:5-7


... the root of the righteous cannot be moved. ~ Proverbs 12:2-3

Faith is the substance of belief in God

  ● Root of the righteous cannot be moved - Prov 12:2-3
  ● My salvation, defense and strength - Ps 62:5-7
  ● Grounded and steadfast - Col 1:23
Presence 
                    dwells                     of God
    Who trust in the LORD    
🡢 Like Mount Zion 🡠
Cannot be moved
Abides forever

in Him in us


... Those who trust in the LORD Are like Mount Zion,
Which cannot be moved, but abides forever. ~ Psalms 125:1


Application normally comes after experience ratifies the considered reality.
God instructs us through His presence to remain sure in faith though direct
sight is unavailable. San Francisco is present even though one may be in
London. Reality is that it is, and we all trust in life as we awake to the day.
As His inner light of life is, so is ours as gifted by Him. Mount Zion exposed the
higher truth of an unwaveringly presence of inner dwelling, of lifeís truth in light.
Conscience is the relief given to heal character to hold a presence of greater
goodness. To dismiss the sanctity of life is to violate Godís own call to live.


"... Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works
and glorify your Father in heaven." ~ Matthew 5:14-16


Each heart is a light unfolding
Glorify your Father in heaven


🡤       🡥
Gives light to all who are in the house
🡡
Let your light so shine before men
                               ⮡  See your good works  

Created in Christ for good works ⮠           

The presence of God calls to each heart
Godís holy hill, Mount Zion, held His tabernacle
God would appear in a cloud above the mercy seat
Two cherubim overshadowing mercy seat on Ark
The Ark has no details today that can truly be given
Godís dwelling on earth was between the cherubim
Well known God dwelt in Jerusalem on Mount Zion
Babylon destroyed Jerusalem taking all her riches
Captivity came for Mount Zion was filled with foxes
King Cyrus ordered the temple to be rebuilt ~ Isa 44:28
So in Mount Zion and Jerusalem will be deliverance
Law comes from Zion & His word from Jerusalem
Upon the return from captivity, Zion will never fail
God declares faith should be seen and not hidden

Godís word holds timeless truths

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... for he waited for the city which has foundations,
whose builder and maker is God. ~ Hebrews 11:10


For here we have no continuing city, but we seek the one to come.
~ Hebrews 13:14


... desire a better, that is, a heavenly country. Therefore God is not ashamed
to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them. ~ Hebrews 11:16


What one values exposes the presence of a heart. What one is willing to
wait for defines desires held. Thought can be either dark or light as the mind
ponders through the moments of time. There is good and bad. Failure of
character is found in the inability to wait. It is the divide between a humble or
arrogant presence. Knowledge without wisdom plagues the immature; a battle
for all. A valid question is what one hopes for. Undeniably, as materially bound,
in the flesh, all wait for the future as it arrives. Human vision is either infinite or
finite. To wait for eternity enlarges the soul while those finitely inclined can lead
to the despair of not having. Peace is bound in the comfort of Godís promise to
retrieve the dedicated faithful beyond all skeptics and angry judgmental fools.
A glorious home awaits for the spiritually patient while all greedy thieving liars
are confined to the corridors of misery. Reward lies ahead, be it life or death.


... to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem,
to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church
of the firstborn who are registered in heaven, ... ~ Hebrews 12:22-24


Our quest is finding sanctuary in God
God the Judge of all
🡣
to an innumerable company of angels
Mount Zion the city of the living God
⮣ the heavenly Jerusalem ⮢
the general assembly church of the
firstborn who are registered in heaven
🡡
  to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant  
🡡
spirits of just men made perfect

... the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God,
prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. ... ~ Revelation 21:2-3


It is humbling to see Heavenís approach
Entrance        
Visible                                             into            

Holy city             Heaven  
New Jerusalem
out of heaven from God
  prepared as a bride for her husband  
🡣
the tabernacle of God is with men
He will dwell with His people
2ndCor 5:7                              🡡                                
God Himself will be
with them and be their God


For we walk by faith, not by sight. ~ 2nd Corinthians 5:7

Our entrance into heavenís magnificence has been described and revealed
to us through Godís Word. In the face of innumerable Angles, a heavenly
abode beyond description is said to descend upon those ascending. Called by
numerous names, all synonymous to each other, the city of the living God, a
holy city called New Jerusalem, Mount Zion, Godís own tabernacle of endless
presence, we wait for what God has already prepared. Permanence is when
we visibly dwell with Godís own life light, forever, as His caring sustains us.


... things which God has prepared for those who love Him.
~ 1st Corinthians 2:9-12


The truth of our destination in life has been revealed.

"... I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you
to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also." ~ John 14:2-3


The promise is God calling us home
My Father's house

🡢 Many mansions 🡠
I go to prepare a place for you


I will come again
and receive you to Myself
  Where I am, there you may be also  

... For Christ has not entered the holy places made with hands, which
are copies of the true, but into heaven itself, ... ~ Hebrews 9:24


Past shadows reveal Godís permanence
Presence of God
Heaven itself

⚞ Christ ⚟

Copies of the true
    Not made with hands    

What has occurred on earth in time is the finite shadow, to show us
the infinite truth of Godís eternal presence before each one of us.
His great desire is for each of us to find Him with healed hearts,
in that deepest tabernacle of self where love finds peace.
The message is clear, be that I am with the light of life.


"... there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no
more pain, for the former things have passed away." ~ Revelation 21:4


The permanence of living rises past death
     And God will

            🡢 wipe away every tear
            🡢 no more death
            🡢 nor sorrow
            🡢 nor crying


  the former things have passed away  

... shine as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life, ...
~ Philippians 2:14-16


Pure hearts strive to hold the peace of love
                                                     Holding fast
                                                                  the word
  the day of Christ                            of life

                          🡦
          Shine as lights in the world
  Do all things
    ⮡  without complaining and disputing
          ⮡  become blameless and harmless
                    🡣
              Children of God without fault
       in a crooked and perverse generation  


... a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation,
His own special people, ... ~ 1st Peter 2:9


... Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?
... ~ 2nd Corinthians 13:5


... To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, ...
~ Revelation 1:5


But now they desire a better, that is, a heavenly country. ... ~ Hebrews 11:16

... He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself
His own special people, zealous for good works. ~ Titus 2:14


"... 'to open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light,
and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgivness
of sins and an inheritance ..." ~ Acts 26:18


A challenge for all is enduring the corruption mortal living presents.
The call is to become more godly with thankfulness more often than not.
To come out of the darkness is to hold fast to His Word of life.


... as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood,
to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God ... ~ 1st Peter 2:5


Sacrifice is an act of caring and doing for others.

... Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through
which he obtained witness that he was righteous, ... ~ Hebrews 11:4


... by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is,
the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name. ~ Hebrews 13:15


But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices
God is well pleased. ~ Hebrews 13:16


"... I desire mercy and not sacrifice. For I did not come to call
the righteous, but sinners, to repentance." ~ Matthew 9:13


And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us,
an offering and a sacrifice to God ... ~ Ephesians 5:2


To know is better than not to know
To offer up spiritual sacrifices
  Acceptable to God through Christ  


            🡢 Righteousness Ė Heb 11:4
            🡢 Praise to God Ė Heb 13:15
            🡢 Do good & share Ė Heb 13:16
            🡢 Mercy Ė Matthew 9:13
            🡢 Love Ė Ephesians 5:2


All God fearing souls are called to offer up spiritual sacrifices.
As creations from the dust, what is acceptable to God through Christ
is righteousness, praise to God, to do good and to share, to show
mercy and love. To live is found in adhering to these principles.
To hate and seek revenge while cursing has no honor with God.


... if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a
house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. ... ~ 2nd Corinthians 5:1-2


What fades in the flesh is replaced in the eternal
Eternal in the heavens
We have a building from God
a house not made with hands
🡣
We desire habitation in heaven
🡡
  if our earthly house is destroyed  
                 ⮡  this tent

For we who are in this tent groan, being burdened, not because we want to be
unclothed, but further clothed, that mortality may be swallowed up by life. ...
~ 2nd Corinthians 5:4-5


The Spirit of God sustains the life it gives
  God who is has prepared  
us for this very thing

🡣
who has given us the
Spirit as a guarantee

🡡
that mortality may be
swallowed up by life
🡡
burdened we groan




Believe




Trust






Hope




Flesh
in Time

... if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does
not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His. ~ Romans 8:9


These bodies of the flesh, tents or vessels housing our lives, seek a life
beyond that of the earth. Confidence in heavenís promise only strengthens a
soul. Knowing is one step above hoping. As life carries the groans of living,
our hope is realized through the promise and gift of the Holy Spirit.
To accept the Spirit of Christ is to dwell with God himself.


A heart hopefully reaches out or is stuck within

if the Spirit of God dwells in you
  🡢 not in the flesh but in the Spirit  

if anyone does not have
the Spirit of Christ
🡢 he is not His


... the temple of God is holy, which temple you are. ~ 1st Corinthians 3:16-17

The disregard of holy qualities assassinates spirit
You are the temple of God
the Spirit of God dwells in you

2CO 6:16 the temple of God is holy
which temple you are
1PE 1:16

God will destroy him
  Anyone defiles the temple of God  

... because it is written, "Be holy, for I am holy." ~ 1st Peter 1:16

... For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said:
"I will dwell in them And walk among them. ..." ~ 2nd Corinthians 6:16


... who may abide in Your tabernacle? Who may dwell in Your holy hill?
He who walks uprightly, And works righteousness, ... ~ Psalms 15:1-3


To achieve the best character a soul can be is
  Who may Abide in Your tabernacle?  
Who may dwell in Your holy hill?

       ● He who walks uprightly
       ● Works righteousness
       ● Speaks the truth in his heart
       ● Does not backbite with his tongue
       ● Nor does evil to his neighbor
       ● Nor does he take up a reproach
                                   ⮡  against his friend



But the path of the just is like the shining sun, That shines
ever brighter unto the perfect day. ~ Proverbs 4:18


As Godís glory has been revealed, each of us houses the gift of life given.
As such, we are custodians of this sacred temple of life. By disregarding the
call to be holy is in defiance of the noble qualities His truth has delivered and
commanded. To climb to the light is to believe in the transformation to come
where we will be as He is, bathed in eternal light. As we rise from the
darkness, death is consumed in the life He freely gives,
as a call to awake; remaining in faith.


... when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.
~ 1st John 3:2


Hope is the basis of knowing of His coming

We shall see Him as He is
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We shall be like Him
When He is revealed
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   Revealed what we shall be   
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Children of God



For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord.
Walk as children of light ... ~ Ephesians 5:8


Everywhere the world is in turmoil.
To remain enmeshed in controversies of man,
over the worship of God, seriously weakens the unity of peaceful societies.
To remain sleeping in the darkness of lusting liars sinks all meek souls.
Hope inspires as a return to Godís own truths in the light.
Faith is the light in the house of true hearts.


Therefore He says: "Awake, you who sleep, Arise from the dead,
And Christ will give you light." ~ Ephesians 5:14


As promised by Jesus the Christ, He has a sanctuary prepared for each
bound to be received in Heaven. Clues to this truth have been unveiled by
the glimpse to His unending presence shown in His holy mountain called Zion
(copy of the true). Bliss will replace all agonies when hope reigns supreme.
The shadows fade as His brilliance shines forth.


Heaven is the destination
Abraham waited for a city built and made by God
We seek a city of God to come - in heavenly country
God dwells in divine Mt. Zion; heavenly Jerusalem
New Jerusalem is where God welcomes His own
Jesus prepares a place for us where He now is
Heaven has no tears, no death, no sorrow, nor pain
As mortals shine as lights not complaining / arguing
God calls us to praise Him zealous for good works
Our earthly house, this tent is temporary
Though all groan, the Spirit is our guarantee of life
As living stones/ temples of God, He dwells with us
Qualities of just righteous honest works lead to God
God says wake from death & come to Christís light

  LightInTheHouseAM7.mp3 (30m 06s)


His light of truth draws us Home.

Darkness is where hate is the common weapon.




 

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