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Based on Malachi 3:16-18 I believe the Lord will harken to us as we consider his word together.

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Started Mar-2 by Fred (fnorthrup); 97 views.
Fred (fnorthrup)

From: Fred (fnorthrup)

Mar-2

2 Corinthians 4:6 Because the God who said, Out of darkness light shall shine, is the One who shined in our hearts to illuminate the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all with unveiled face, beholding and reflecting like a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, even as from the Lord Spirit.


The word face here refers to the Lord's countenance, to His presence. How we need to have the presence of the Lord Jesus within us! His presence is the very glory of God, for the glory of God is in the face of Christ. When we are in the presence of Christ and before His countenance, we are in glory. Our need today is to behold and reflect the glory of the Lord. As we behold His glory, we are transformed...by the Lord Spirit from glory to glory. Christ's working Himself into us is not a matter of behavior or self-improvement. It is a matter of our being inwardly saturated with the Shekinah glory of God. Suppose a steel rod, hard, cold, and black, is thrust into fire and held there. Eventually, the fire will saturate the steel and cause it to glow. In this way the steel loses its natural color and becomes white hot. Now the steel is shining, glowing. However, it would be useless, even ridiculous, for someone to teach steel to shine. If this steel is to keep on glowing, however, it must remain in the fire. If it is kept out of the fire for any length of time, its natural color and darkness will return. In a similar way, what we need today is not doctrine in letters; we need to be burned by Christ and saturated with Him as the indwelling glory of God.

JS5777

From: JS5777

Mar-4

In the Old Testament they could not behold the face of God and live, because the price had not yet been paid to restore us back to complete fellowship with Him.

However, in the New Testament, since the price has been paid and the way has been opened, we MUST behold His face in order to live.

 

Shalom,

Js5777

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Fred (fnorthrup)

From: Fred (fnorthrup)

Mar-4

JS5777 said:

However, in the New Testament, since the price has been paid and the way has been opened, we MUST behold His face in order to live.

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God!

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