TASTE AND SEE

July 12, 2015

Resurrection-Doubting-Thomas

God is a Person, and in the deep of His mighty nature He thinks, wills, enjoys, feels, loves, desires and suffers as any other person may. In making Himself known to us, He stays by the familiar pattern of personality. He communicates with us through the avenues of our minds, our wills and our emotions. The continuous and unembarrassed interchange of love and thought between God and the soul of the redeemed man is the throbbing heart of New Testament religion.

There is way to much debate, discussion, discourse, philosophical lectures on the difference between the Old Testament God and the New Testament God. How could God be so mean, how could he be the new granola god of love and peace. If I see one more book or tube lecture on the philosophy of ‘emerging god’ I’ll puke.

God is and always will be the same, because of His revelation of himself, mankind changed. Laws were developed based on the bible, judgement, punishment, reward, a system of merit, and mankind as a society began to change. With the historical change of society, the revelation of God changed as well. The bible is a study in the longitudinal revelation of God. As the Word of God changed the world so did God change the message, in the fullness of time was revealed to us the unfolding drama of the revelation of His Son and the new ideal that we could have a personal relationship with God.

An unchanging, eternal, always existent God began to speak to us in an unfolding revelation. This intercourse between God and the soul is known to us in conscious personal awareness. It is personal: that is, it does not come through the body of believers, as such, but is known to the individual, and to the body through the individuals which compose it. And it is conscious: that is, it does not stay below the threshold of consciousness and work there unknown to the soul but comes within the field of awareness where the man can “know” it as he knows any other fact of experience.

Being made in His image we have within us the capacity to know Him. In our sins we lack only the power. The moment the Spirit has quickened us to life in regeneration our whole being senses its kinship to God and leaps up in joyous recognition. That is the heavenly birth without which we cannot see the Kingdom of God. It is, however, not an end but an inception, for now begins the glorious pursuit, the heart’s happy exploration of the infinite riches of the Godhead. That is where we begin.

This sounds like the beginning of a New Year’s Day message, it is a new day message, each and every day we awaken to the possibility of drawing near to God, to hear his heart beat, to be stirred, awakened, drawn into the Holy of Holies and be blessed again.

Psalm 34:8New International Version (NIV)

Taste and see that the Lord is good;
blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.

Here’s an oldie Goldie by Petra

“Taste And See”

If all you got is a fancy car
And a precious diamond ring
When you stand before the Lord
Will it really mean a thing?

You’ve got to see how good your life can be
You’ve got to feel what’s really, really real
How can you know until you taste and see
How good it is to be set free?

Taste and see that the Lord is good
He’s got milk and honey for you
Come and dine at the Master’s table,
He’ll serve bread and wine to you

Well you tasted this and you tasted that
But you still ain’t satisfied
You’ll never find any peace of mind
In those empty things you tried

Don’t be afraid of tasting something new
Your soul is hungry, nothing else will do
The bread of life will keep you satisfied
You won’t go hungry or ever be denied

You’ve got to make up your mind
And leave your old life behind you
You know He’ll take it away

God bless from scumlikeuschurch@gmail.com

 

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