That Which Dwells

A friend of mine got me thinking on this and hence this article. One of the greatest privileges available to mankind is to live and function “in the Presence of God;” the Shekinah. The word itself means “That which dwells.” Four verses that relate to this glorious experience are as follows: Ezekiel 8:4, Genesis 15:17, Isaiah 4:5 and Zechariah 2:8. God’s Presence to bless, guide and teach is an unprecedented pouring out of God’s grace. Because of Calvary, those who come to receive Jesus as Lord and Savior are indwelt by God’s Holy Spirit. Scripture makes clear that all who are born again are “in Christ” and Paul in Colossians 1:27 points out this Truth, “….Christ ‘in you‘ the hope of Glory.” If you are a Child of God, you are enveloped by Him (“In the Spirit“) (From Romans 8:9) and are “filled with the Spirit” (From Ephesians 5:18). How can any sinner, saved by grace, ever take such an astonishing privilege for granted? The Shekinah Glory that filled the Most Holy Place now abides in us who are His. But God is pure light! Paul tells us about this in I Timothy 6:16. Speaking of God, He wrote, “Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the Light which no man can approach unto; Whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to Whom be honor and power everlasting. Amen.” Yet, we are to walk in the Light! (See I John 1:7). How can we walk in light like this? Well, that will be our focus for tomorrow, God willing. Selah! John, in First John 1:5 tells us that, “….God is Light, and in Him is no darkness at all.” Is this Light impossible for us; is there a contradiction here? Do come by tomorrow for an answer.   Ron

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