Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Is God In People?

Does God live in people in some mystical way; do we all have the light of God in us, and do we contain some divine spark that will bring us to oneness with God?

"If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the son of God, God lives in them and they in God." 1 John 4:15. NIV.

This is not the just a mental assent, or an agreement with a tradition or history but a public statement of personal conviction. It is the same as confesses, declaration or to proclaim something to be true. This is to go beyond agreement that Jesus lived and died but to embracing him in a personal faith.

We must agree that Jesus is the son of God. To say Jesus is the son of God is to say he is, he always was and always will be God. It is to say that God himself came to us in a human form and lived a holy life that was sinless from conception to the time he returned to heaven.

The Bible shows Christ lived a life of good works, loving acts, restrained power, and divine insight. He demonstrated his divinity by forgiving sins, calming the storm, walking on water, healing the sick, raising the dead, and more acts of love and compassion than can be listed here.

We are all made in the image of God but he does not dwell in us until we make this confession because we have the issue of sin, and The Lord can have no fellowship or companionship with sin. Jesus being God had no sin to pay for, so when he sacrificed his life on the cross he accepted the punishment for our sins. He satisfied the judgment and the resurrection proves that the judgment of sin is fully paid. Just as Jesus accepted to himself the punishment for our sins we can accept his righteous life. We must believe and receive the salvation God offers through the sacrifice of his son and our confession is the public acknowledgment of the truth that God has come to live in us.

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