Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Lent ~ God's Testimony

God is love. His whole nature and perfection is love . . . Christ is the Son of God's love, the bearer, the revealer, the communicator of that love. . . The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of love. . . Full salvation is perfect love.
Andrew Murray from The True Vine (pg. 115)

In this world we rely on the testimony of witnesses when seeking to discover the truth. Courts and judges listen intently to these accounts. The Bible also provides us with a record of holy testimony regarding Jesus.

Read 1 John 5:6-10

And all the while the Spirit is confirming the truth, the reality of God's presence at Jesus' baptism and crucifixion. bringing those occasions alive for us. A triple testimony: the Spirit, the Baptism, the Crucifixion. And all three in perfect agreement.
1 John 5:6-8 The Message

Christ is declared the Beloved Son of God, confirmed by the Spirit. God's testimony is further evidenced by Christ's crucifixion and resurrection. This is Perfect Love offered as full salvation ~ for each of us.

consider this!
  • Read Galatians 4:3-7.
  • What does "slaves to the spiritual powers" mean?
  • What defines us as "His child"?
  • What does my testimony say about Christ?

Father, Son and Holy Spirit ~ Guard my heart from the powers of the world that pursue me. Forgive me when my actions do not bear witness to the holiness of Christ. Thank You for full salvation. Amen. ~ dho