06 Dec Immanuel – God with us.
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Immanuel – God with us.
God came to be with us.
Jesus, the Son of God – came – lived – died – rose again – ascended to the Father.
God came to be with us.
But – Does He still come now?
Does God’s presence still come and invade our world, our lives and our souls?
Does holy God intervene in our world today?
Does holy God still step into our broken society and our war torn world?
Does holy God intervene in our lives today?
Does holy God still heal broken bodies and restore broken relationships?
Does holy God intervene in our souls today?
Does holy God still draw souls to him and restore the depths of our broken souls?
The Holy Spirit of God is God’s promise – that His presence is still with us moving in our world, our lives, and our souls.
And when you believed in Christ, he identified you as his own by giving you the Holy Spirit, whom he promised long ago.
The Spirit is God’s guarantee that he will give us the inheritance he promised and that he has purchased us to be his own people. He did this so we would praise and glorify him. Ephesians 1:13-14 (NLT)
Jesus Christ rescued us – TO BE WITH GOD.
We were rescued by the work of Christ so that we can be with God. We were not just forgiven – we have been reconciled, united, and adopted into the family of God as sons and daughters. We are one with God, and the promise of our eternal union is God’s own Spirit.
God’s rescue does not end at a reunion. He is also restoring us to what we were supposed to be – the very image of God. Once again, the Spirit of God is the One at work in us restoring the very “depths of our broken souls.”
Today – by faith in Jesus and His work alone – you can be reconciled to, united with, and adopted into God’s family.
Trust your soul to Jesus. Call out to Jesus. Confess that your soul is broken and rebellious and Jesus will rescue you and begin to restore you – today. God’s presence will be with you and in you today.
But to all who did receive Jesus, who believed in his name,
he gave the right to become children of God. John 1:12 (ESV)
Today, as God’s son or daughter, you can know His presence through His Spirit.
Often God feels far away, or not even here, but this is a lie. Because of Jesus’ work – not ours – God is always with us, united with us, working in us. We may forget. We may not recognize His work at times. But He is with us.
Today, call out to Jesus and ask Him to intervene in your life. The Spirit of God will move. He will be with you, because God is still with us.