“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.”
Where are we living from ?
God is not whoever we perceive Him to be.
God is God.
We to some degree made God in our own image and got things in reverse!
We are called to love our Lord mind body and soul.
We must get rid of an earthly perception, reset and operate in a heavenly perception.
We come to grief if we persist to drive on our accustomed left hand side of the road if we have arrived in a new country on the continent where it is law to drive on the right.
We have to leave behind our old system and be prepared to adopt the new.
Otherwise we become a danger to ourselves and to others.
God urges us to reset and live in His kingdom way.
As if we are aliens or exiles in the foreign land of the world.
We cannot change a system that we are a comfortable part of.
2020 has see the partial disestablishment, uprooting and destruction of what has become blatant as to not to be working.
2021 we hope for reconstructing, replanting and rebuilding with Jesus as the corner stone and on foundations of firm rock; not sand which will cause toppling as it erodes away.
We don’t imprint God with our image we become imprinted with God’s image.
We are marked by Him.
We come into His presence and meet with Him daily.
We behold Him and become like Him.
His close proximity is paramount.
The place where his grace and mercy overcomes sin.
We become cleansed and worthy to become His church, His body, His bride.
We do not get to dictate we get to surrender, obey and be part of the kingdom order.
Order that grabs the attention of the world where the chaos becomes less and less tolerable.
God has to be known as the God where we live from.
The illustration shows people washed clean, pure of heart marked by God renewed, a Light to the world pushing back the darkness.
Four Scriptures that come to mind:
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.”Matthew 5:8 ESV
“And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.”Matthew 22:37 ESV
“My divinely loved friends, since you are resident aliens and foreigners in this world, I appeal to you to divorce yourselves from the evil desires that wage war within you. Live honorable lives as you mix with unbelievers, even though they accuse you of being evildoers. For they will see your beautiful works and have a reason to glorify God in the day he visits us.”1 Peter 2:11-12 TPT
“So, you are not foreigners or guests, but rather you are the children of the city of the holy ones, with all the rights as family members of the household of God. You are rising like the perfectly fitted stones of the temple; and your lives are being built up together upon the ideal foundation laid by the apostles and prophets, and best of all, you are connected to the Head Cornerstone of the building, the Anointed One, Jesus Christ himself! This entire building is under construction and is continually growing under his supervision until it rises up completed as the holy temple of the Lord himself. This means that God is transforming each one of you into the Holy of Holies, his dwelling place, through the power of the Holy Spirit living in you!”Ephesians 2:19-22 TPT
The song There is a King. Luke Hellebronthhttps://youtu.be/Zp6-5U93P48