Monday, 19 January 2015

Too small?

The greatness of God?

The smallness of man?

Maybe our concept of greatness and smallness is just distorted ...

We have to reconsider and change our mindsets!

Where do we start?

The greatness of our God, YHVH, is infinitely bigger than our wildest imagination. His mercy, His kindness, His goodness, His love, His affection is ... incomprehensibly, outrageously immense and without boundary.

In 2 Chronicles 2:6 Solomon, as he is about to build the temple in Jerusalem, declares: 

But who is able to build him an house, seeing the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain him? who am I then, that I should build him an house, save only to burn sacrifice before him?
... and then, having built the temple he again, contemplating the greatness of God, declares in 2 Chronicles 6:18:
But will God in very deed dwell with men on the earth? behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house which I have built!
Heavens cannot contain Him?

It is most interesting to note that king Solomon [pointing to Jesus, Shalom Himself - Completeness, absolute peace, health, wellness, contentment, secure, wholeness] built a dwelling place to receive the Almighty God, a dwelling place destined toward intimacy with the beloved (David).

Contain is the Hebrew root word kûl meaning to keep, abide, hold, calculate, receive, feed off

The pictograph for kûl depicts open hand (receive) authority.

But Solomon's prayer is larger than life

Solomon's prayer in 2 Chronicles is one of the most beautiful prophecies declaring the purpose of the cross many years later.

When Solomon says the heaven and heaven of heavens can not contain God, he uses the most intensive form of the word in the Hebrew for heaven. 

He says in all creation that exists  and beyond ... beyond the greatness and vastness of the expanse of the heavens and bigger ... there exists nothing great enough, nothing with the infinite ability to contain our Great God.

The prophecy in this?

In verse 15 he does prophecy saying Thou which hast kept with thy servant David my father that which thou hast promised him; and spakest with thy mouth, and hast fulfilled it with thine hand, as it is this day.

God, through Yah'shua, Jesus Christ revealed what the beloved was originally purposed and designed for.

But man is so small!

Solomon prophecy onto Yahshua and beyond ... onto the beloved.

You see, this immense Great God, Who could not be contained in the greatest of great places - the heavens of heaven, became flesh containing all the fullness of the Godhead in the Man, Yah'shua, Jesus ... revealing the original purpose and design of man ... of God's beloved - us!

God in Man?

Yah'shua, Jesus, was fully man, containing the fullness of God. Jesus explains in details:
Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you. Joh 16:13-15
God in man!

How much of Him abides in you?

Just a part?

I submit to you that He abides in you in His fullness! Father, Son and Spirit!

The 100% Holy Spirit is 100% Jesus and 100% Father and He abides in you in that exact same proportion and fullness!

In all the heavens there is not enough space to contain the greatness of our God, but in man Jesus reveals the perfect container (house, temple) for our Awesome Great, Great God to dwell in! 

Oh, HalleluYAH!
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