Monday, May 17, 2010
So often people go looking for the devil under every rock...but why not do this with God instead?
Everywhere and in and through EVERYthing...God is reaching out through His creation for fellowship with us. If you have a searching heart you will see Him, you will hear Him...all of your senses will be receptive to Him.
In the beatitudes Jesus says, "Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied." (Matthew 5:3-10)
It has been said that the beatitudes are a progression that build upon each other...so if you move down from this 4rth beatitude to the 6th...it says: "Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God. "
So, if you hunger and thirst for that relationship with God, that righteous communion.. and continue on... truly, you are what you eat...and you will grow to have a pure heart, and you will see Him. That's pretty exciting but don't think that means a purely literal translation...a picture of a strong white-haired man.
In the original Hebrew text, the version of God used, in the 6th beatitude, refers to 'the Creator', Elohim. So because God as 'Creator' is used it broadens how we will 'SEE' Him. Let me give an example: In all of hollywood...you might not know an actors name, but associate it w/ the 'creation' that they were part of.. the film, and then you know just who they are. You immediately get a picture of who they are and their whole performance in your head. It's the same with God and how He shows up...but are you only looking at the natural or do you have a spiritual leg to stand upon?
When God really became real to me I was in a desperate situation. I had no one...I completely suffered in silence...it was absolutely the loneliest time of my life. The thing was, that I was in that situation because it was my own fault, and I accepted that fact. Through it grew a reverence for God...part of it was that He provided a book on how to live (the scriptures), and here I was in this lot in life because I didn't listen to them....so what was next? I began to cling to Him. He was all I had....if I didn't listen before & things were a wreck....now I could look through the scriptures in a new way. I had no one else...and here in the scriptures it said that Jesus loves me unconditionally & that my offenses are completely wiped away. He was my instant best-friend...He was the only one that understood & stood by me...
Full transcript on: www.hearingGod.tv