Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Let Him Be At Home in You

"20Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me." (Revelation 3: 20)

When Jesus spoke these words to the Seventh Church, He was speaking to men and women who had no knowledge of their righteousness before God the Father.

"I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. 19As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent." (Revelation 3: 18-19)

We are not blessed because of wealth. We are not blessed because we have health. Like many churches today, the church of Laodicea was mixing law and grace. They had diminished God's law, and thus His grace, as well.

Today, we need to understand that without Him, we can do nothing (John 15: 5). It's not that we need His help, we need Himself. We need all things from Hin, and all things He is more than willing to deliver to us (Romans 8: 31-32)

Yet what was Paul's prayer to even the most ardent of believers, the Ephesians Christians, the same Christians who had lost their first love?

"That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love." (Ephesians 3: 17)

"Dwell" is more clearly rendered "Be at home."

Is Jesus still outside trying to get in? Are there areas of your life where you have not permitted Him to enter and bless you?

Let Him be at home in your heart today. Believe that today, as He is, so are you in this world (1 John 4: 17), and that He holds all things in His hands (Colossians 1: 15--17) and cares for you (1 Peter 5: 6-7)

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