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Pinholes

Friday, November 3, 2006  3:40 a.m.

Dear Diary

Have you ever looked through a pinhole in a curtain or in a piece of paper? A pinhole is very tiny; but yet, you can see through it. That is the way we see God right now, through a pinhole, darkly; but someday, we shall see Him face to face.”For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; put then shall I know even as also I am known.” (I Corinthians 13:12). As the Israelite’s had to cover Moses’ face with a veil because his face was too bright to look upon, so it is now with God. He is too bright to look upon. We only see the hinder part of His glory. God said to Moses, “Thou canst not see my face…” (Exodus 33:20). But He said, “And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a clift of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by: And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen.” (Exodus 33:22-23). Right now we only see the hinder part of God’s glory as though looking through a pinhole. Pinholes are: love shown to others, caring for those in distress, helping those in need, encouraging those that are down, and holding up those that are weak. We all need to see through the pinholes; but, right now my pinholes are clogged. Lord, please open them.

Thought for Today: “And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.” (I Corinthians 13:13).

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The Church

Monday, May 3, 2004  1:45 p.m.

Dear Diary,

We are to walk worthy of our station in life, that in which God has placed us, “With all lowliness (humility), and meekness (power and control of Christ), with longsuffering (patience), forbearing one another in love. (Ephesians 4:2). Ephesians 4:4-6 gives us seven unities that are to be kept by The Church.

  1. One Body – that is all believers
  2. One Spirit – the Holy Spirit
  3. One Hope – looking for the glory of that blessed hope and the return of Jesus Christ (Titus 2:13).
  4. One Lord – Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior
  5. One Faith – “…Ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. (Jude 1:3) The True gospel.
  6. One Baptism – the baptism of the Holy Spirit the second you are saved.
  7. One God and Father – this is our doctrine and correct theology.

In these seven unities, we are united to other believers in the Church which is the body of Christ made up of both Jew and Gentile. This body ,The Church, has been the mystery sought after down through the ages.

Thought for Today:  “That the Gentiles were to be saved was no mystery. The mystery ‘hid in God’ was the divine purpose to make of Jew and Gentile a wholly new thing – The Church – which is Christ’s body.” (C. I. Scofield notes, Ephesians 3:6).