måndag 31 augusti 2009

Divine tension

Rivers of Eden - Divine Tension
23 of Aug 2009

John 1:1-5; 10-14; 16
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
10 He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. 11 He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. 12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: 13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. 14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

16 And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace. NKJV

The Eternal Word - the living Christ - from the very beginning with God - the same yesterday, today and forever. (Hebrews 13:8) How little we know of Him, yet how greatly He longs to be known. He is the light, desiring to make Himself known to those who open themselves up to receive Him for who He truly IS - I say who He truly IS. He longs to reveal Himself day by day to a people ready and being made ready to receive a divine expansion of Christ in us, the hope of glory.

He IS the same yesterday, today and forever so we seek to know Him for who He truly IS. In seeking a present revelation of who He IS, we indeed build upon the past of His revealed Word to us while stepping into the future with a hope, looking for what is yet to come- progressively walking with Him as He reveals Himself to us - increasing light, increasing life.

There is no time anymore for spiritual paralysis for in seeking to know who He IS, we move by and in the Spirit, as the Holy Spirit reveals Truth to us in the person of Christ Jesus. In seeking, we move, not stand still, in Him.

John 3:8
8 The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit." NKJV

You cannot truly know what He was or will be unless day by day we open our eyes to see Him for who He IS - for each step in the present, leaning into the Holy Spirit, brings us into a greater weight of Truth to bear down on us, forcing every preconception and presumption to dissipate in light of the revelation of Christ Jesus.

John 16:12-15

12 "I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13 However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. 14 He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you. 15 All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you. NKJV

Truth is bearing down on a people being made ready for Him. Yes we are being made ready for a Kingdom, for glory, for revelation, for ministry - but most important, we are being made ready for Him, more of Him. Truth bearing down on us by the Spirit levels all contradictions within us while at the same time creating a Divine Tension within us. We cry out for more of Him. This divine tension keeps us crying out for more, while at the same time we realize that this cry will ultimately destroy any and all idolatry within our lives. Yet we continue to cry for more of Him and Him alone.

Divine tension propels us into the moment, much like a woman in the transition stage of labor. There is nowhere to go but forward in order to birth what is within our womb. At this point, divine tension places you in the moment, for it is in the moment that He reveals Himself as everything to you. Then He simply says "Follow Me!"

In Christ,
Debra & Marvin Westbrook

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