THE GOD WHO INHABITS YOUR PERSONAL WORLD.
When God lost His family back in the Garden of Eden,His heart was ripped apart. He missed His family. He missed the sweet intimacy. And His heart yearned for man.
He so badly wanted to be with us, that He had to strip Himself of divine glory and ambiance, and became a Man just like us:
“But stripped Himself [of all privileges and rightful dignity], so as to assume the guise of a servant (slave), in that He became like men and was born a human being.” (Philippians 2:7, AMP)
The Passion Translation puts it this way:
“Instead he emptied himself of his outward glory by reducing himself to the form of a lowly servant. He became human!”
All this just so He could be with us again!
God With Us
JESUS Christ is called IMMANUEL. He is the God Who lives in the world we inhabit. He’s not ashamed of your condition, and He’s not holding anything back from helping you!
He’s the God Who personally inhabits our circumstances. He’s not far away nor out of touch with our pains, struggles, fears, confusions.
He lives in our mess with us!???
Not ashamed to be identified with us.
Not irritated with us.
Not embarrassed by our failures.
Touched By Our Pains
IMMANUEL means “God with us,” not in a divine, celestial body; but in human earthly body of flesh and blood. God became Man, that He might live with us. The Man in human flesh knows through experience what it means to be human and to live in a fallen world infested with sin and riddled with pains. And because of His human experience, He is so compassionate, easily touched by our pains, and quick to run to our rescue:
“For because He Himself [in His humanity] has suffered in being tempted (tested and tried), He is able [immediately] to run to the cry of (assist, relieve) those who are being tempted and tested and tried [and who therefore are being exposed to suffering].” (Hebrews 2:18)
He’s familiar with your reality!
“He suffered and endured every test and temptation, so that he can help us every time we pass through the ordeals of life.”
Let the understanding of IMMANUEL’s true Nature take root deeply within your heart. Know that He’s compassionate. He has a shared feeling with your weaknesses and infirmities. He’s understanding and sympathetic:
“For we do not have a High Priest Who is unable to UNDERSTAND and SYMPATHIZE and HAVE A SHARED FEELING with our weaknesses and infirmities and liability to the assaults of temptation, but One Who has been tempted in every respect as we are, yet without sinning.” (Hebrews 4:15, AMP)
Let this understanding govern your relationship with the God Who has come to inhabit your personal world with you. He is your Present, abundantly available Help in times of trouble. (Psalm 46:1). Run to Him and not away from Him. You can trust Him to help, and not turn you away.
“Let us then fearlessly and confidently and boldly draw near to the throne of grace (the throne of God’s unmerited favor to us sinners), that we may receive mercy [for our failures] and find grace to help in good time for every need [appropriate help and well-timed help, coming just when we need it].” (Hebrews 4:16, AMP)
Face this week with much peace in your heart, knowing that God inhabits your personal world with you!
A friendly reminder!
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