God in a Box

I’m on to something that I have not words for. It’s bigger than my mind wants to wrap around yet. Maybe because it’s a spiritual truth that’s understood by the spirit and my mind just isn’t there yet. But there’s an awareness that God is soo much bigger and brighter and more beautiful than we could ever have imagined, and that there so much more for us, as His children, to tap into, to become a part of… 

We continually attempt to define and explain that which we have no answers for – thereby again cutting off the possibilities and ‘limiting’ God, when we could just say that we don’t understand… yet, and then let Him fill in the gaps somewhere on down the road.

Humanity keeps attempting to put limits in a limitless God, but it’s only we who have had limits. As we comprehend how limitless He is, we’ll have found that the boundaries of our limitations to be much much broader than we comprehended them to be. 

Get ready, there’s more to Him, and there’s more to us. We are fearfully and wonderfully made.

God does not live in a box… of any size…

And He is WORTHY of worship.

His Glory

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Preparing to Stand: Stand Firm & Resist

I was reading a devotional entry from Bill Johnson’s “A Life of Miracles” and had one of those moments; one of those ah Ha! moments.

From Day 34: “The phrase deliver us from evil, as it is traditionally rendered, actually means, “deliver us from the evil one.” A heart modeled after heaven has great success in spiritual warfare. That’s why is says, “Submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” (see James 4:7″

I think I’ve felt like I’ve been missing something about this verse, for a long time. But suddenly, I see and feel, a new picture. Submitting to God is pretty much a ‘no-brainer’ concept. This of course is an all out, all or nothing, complete surrendering of one’s will to God. But for some reason, I don’t know why – possibly someone’s teaching – “resisting the devil” looked like this non-violent, non-combative, do nothing at all but submitting to God stance, as if just because we submitted to God, Satan would run with just a glance of our eye. I would suppose, according to level of one’s faith and understanding of their authority and position in Christ, that this is a place that can be obtained.

But what if resisting actually looks like putting up a fight. To take a stand so strong; planting one’s feet and resolve so firmly – immovable and unshakable – that the stance itself would be daunting to the enemy. Sword drawn, shield up and ready, banner waving high and strong – totally prepared to face the oncoming enemy. What if resisting looked like picking up and using those weapons of ours which are not carnal, but MIGHTY to the PULLING DOWN of strongholds. What if resisting meant walking and/or standing in such a manner as to intimidate and make the enemy backup, and even run – “The LORD will conquer your enemies when they attack you. They will attack you from one direction, but they will scatter from you in seven!”  Deut 28:7 NLT 

Ha! I love it! This is what I just found when I looked up the word resist in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary –

Origin of RESIST

Middle English, from Anglo-French or Latin; Anglo-French resister, from Latin resistere, from re- + sistere to take a stand; akin to Latin stare to stand — more at stand

First Known Use: 14th century
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Definition of RESIST

intransitive verb
: to exert force in opposition
transitive verb
1
: to exert oneself so as to counteract or defeat <he resisted temptation>
2
: to withstand the force or effect of <material that resistheat>
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I would encourage you to read this Ephesians 6 passage, yet again, but through new eyes. The eyes of a well trained warrior; one ready for battle, confident in the knowledge of who God is and who he or she is. One is who is determined that failure is not an option…

“Finally, be strengthened by the Lord and by His vast strength. Put on the full armor of God so that you can stand against the tactics of the Devil. For our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world powers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens. This is why you must take up the full armor of God, so that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having prepared everything, to take your stand. Stand, therefore,

with truth like a belt around your waist,

righteousness like armor on your chest, 

and your feet sandaled with readiness for the gospel of peace.

In every situation take the shield of faith, and with it you will be able to extinguish the flaming arrows of the evil one.

Take the helmet of salvation, 

and the sword of the Spirit, which is God’s word.

With every prayer and request, pray at all times in the Spirit, and stay alert in this, with all perseverance and intercession for all the saints.” Eph 6:10 – 18 HCSB 

We Partake of The Lamb (And None Were Feeble Pt 2)

One week ago, I posted a writing “And None Were Feeble”. I’d had that verse coming to mind, over and over and over. Just the weekend prior, I was being reminded that though Jesus laid down His own life, He was sacrificed. Yes, sacrificed, just as bulls, goats and lambs were sacrificed  – a covenant cut with man. Then one more piece fell into place: to fellowship with His sufferings. This offering today is the song that came along with the other post, but I thought I’d spaced them out a bit. Much of the following is built on several years of revelations… Be Blessed…

PARTAKE OF THE LAMB

We partake of the Lamb
Who was crucified and sacrificed
We partake of the Lamb
Who was slain
Perfect in every way
Spotless, pure perfection
Innocent in all of His ways

Still He was beaten
Still He was scorned
Battered and bruised and
torn in two
The Holy Lamb of God
The Holy Curtain
Torn that we might enter through

Only through the Lamb
Only through His Blood
May we enter the Holiest Place
Only through the Lamb
Only by His Grace
May we enter to seek His face

We enter into Covenant
Sealed by His Blood
We walk into the Promises
Washed Clean by the Blood

Sealed, Healed and Delivered!
Cleansed and made Whole
We partake of the Body
We partake of the Blood

We partake of His Sufferings
We partake of His Joy
We partake of the Sacrifice
So that we may be One

R S Munchel 2013

cup of the covenant