Have you ever been told that once a person “believes in Jesus” that the Holy Spirit will come and live inside that person?

Doesn’t this cause us to also believe that our own actions are causing God to do something?

Is that the way God works?  Or is it the other way around?

What does scripture say?  Do we cause the Holy Spirit to act or does God?

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The mystery of God from our natural view.

The mystery of God from our natural view.

Warning:  The following will sound like the words of a crazy person. 

They are.

I woke up this morning a couple hours early and couldn’t sleep again.  Then, as I was becoming more awake, I heard a conversation going on again in my mind which has occurred many times before.  Once I realized it wasn’t going to stop, I got up and started writing down what I heard.

I wrote for 3+ hours and was hoping I could share it with you, but it is not very understandable for our natural, linear human mind as it has too many topics all woven together.  I couldn’t find the words to make it linear.  So, I kept it for myself or I would be asking you to untangle a barrel of fish hooks.  I don’t think I would like doing that, so I won’t ask you to.

Then, I stumbled upon this verse which is very close to being an epic summary of much of what I was hearing and writing.

Before we look at it, I a wondering if there is anyone truly seeking the truth who is willing to accept what it is really saying and dig deeper into it?

If you are, I can promise you that you will find both LIFE and the author of life, my friend.  If you are still with me, please consider these words carefully and then let’s ask some questions.Continue reading

God's reality

Ever wonder what God sees?

Ever wonder what things must look like through God’s eyes?

According to his divine attributes, he is all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-present.

The last attribute is one that greatly boggles my mind – his “Omni” or all-presence.  This means he is present everywhere that exists, all at the same time.

This not only means he is present at all spaces that exist, but he is also present at all TIMES that exist.  All at once.

Ponder this a bit.  (In my often not-so-humble opinion) It’s deep and very powerful.

It means that God is not only at the same exact location and time that you are at right now, but he is also RIGHT NOW present at the moment of your birth.  He is also there when you graduated high school or college and got married.  Or whatever event comes to mind to you from whatever important time you recall.

He is there right now.

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