Wednesday, December 26, 2007


Emmanuel, translated means "God with us". What a precious thought. What a reality. This name of our Lord, usually only comes to mind around Christmas when we reflect on the birth of Jesus and sing the songs of that celebration season.
Our Pastor reflected on this in his Christmas morning address, but he also went on to draw our attention to Romans 8:9-11 where the Word tells us that God is not only with us, but now through the provisions made possible by Christ's birth, then death, ressurection and eventual ascension, if we believe, God is IN US:

"But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you." ~ Romans 8:9-11

There is power in being a believer - the power of Heaven on earth - IN US!

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