Monday, February 28, 2011

3rd Steps

3rd Steps

As it is written in the prophet Isaiah, "See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way (Mark 1:2).

The story of The Revolution of Jesus Christ is as old as the dawn of time, but it puts down roots in the lives and prophecies of the prophets and the patriarchs.

I will lead the blind by a road they do not know, by paths they have not known I will guide them. I will turn the darkness before them into light, the rough places into level ground. These are the things I will do, and I will not forsake them (Isaiah 42:16).

Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is indeed an unknown and unprecedented path to salvation. God coming to earth, sharing the form and vulnerabilities of a human being, is hard to comprehend and impossible to place in the box of human control. If we are to follow the path we need illumination, light to guide our way.

The Holy Spirit provides the light we need to walk the path of Jesus Christ. There are many dramatic stories of going from darkness into light. Our whole understanding of reality changes when we experience the light. What we often fail to appreciate is that living in the world acts as a slow but consistent dimmer switch. Two realities, Two masters compete for our hearts minds and souls. Our human impulse to try to accommodate them both. While we aspire to live in the heavens, we do after all live in the world. By walking the path of Jesus Christ we learn to live in but not of the world. However, our course can only be maintained through the steady illumination of the Holy Spirit. To walk the path where we are certain to be persecuted, struck down, and abandoned we must seek the Holy Spirit’s constant illumination of our minds, spirits, hearts and souls. When God’s love becomes more real to us than the rocks people throw, the falls we take and the isolation of being a Christ follower, we cease to have two masters. Jesus Christ is our only master.

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