Monday, October 6, 2008

The Mysteries of God

Col. 3:3 (NLT) For you died when Christ died, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God.

I've tried to remember if I have ever heard a sermon on this verse. I don't think so. It is probably one that almost every believer - preachers included - see and just skip right on by. It is too "mysterious" for us to understand, they would say.

God's Word says that we can only know Spiritual things through revelation by the Spirit - HE searches the deep things of God. That is, only God CAN know and KNOWS God. We can "know about" Him, but only the Spirit can allow us to "know" Him.

That is where I am - I have learned about my true position in Him - but have not had it truly revealed to me - yet. I have faith that He WILL reveal it in HIS time.

Our minds are so small and so in tuned into the temporal that we cannot see the spiritual - we have scales on our eyes, if you will.

I am trusting in Him to show me how to trust in Him.

3 comments:

Alison Fincher said...

That reminds me of one of my favorite gospel moments, another I hadn't heard preached on very often in my younger life: 'Lord I believe. Help my unbelief' (Mark 9:24).

RJW said...

Hi!

We pop in from time to time to check out your site. :)

Couldn't resist this post. I "preached" on this verse the other day.

http://finishedwork-rjw.blogspot.com/2008/10/wonderful-mystery.html

Sorry, tried to put the link for you; DRAT.

Loved, loved, loved the Gillham quote!!

John Fincher said...

RJW, Thanks for stopping by. Always interesting who is lurking.

As to this verse, I would dare say that preachers who do not know their true identity in Christ would NEVER preach on it.

Saw one of your favorite books is Watership Down. One of mine too!