God’s greatest desire is to reveal Himself to His children so that they may glorify Him. All His acts are to demonstrate the great love He has for us, in hope that we might realise this and turn to Him. He wants to fill us completely. He seeks fellowship with us. Jesus was God manifested in the flesh to seal that desire to identify with us. And He has given us the Holy Spirit to dwell with us and in us forever. Why does He do this? In order to show His great power and wisdom through feeble creatures. He created Adam and gave him authority over all the earth as a prototype of His rule and authority in Heaven. He was made in the image and likeness of God. Man’s authority on earth was to be the extension of God’s authority in Heaven. General. 1:26-28.
The promised Holy Spirit gives us the life of God. He empowers us to live a life that brings glory and honor to God. In a world that is full of darkness, God has placed His children as burning lamps, with the fire of His Spirit burning in them. We are therefore the lights of the world. There is no deadness in us. The corruption of the flesh no longer has any hold on us because it is the Spirit of God that lives in us, constantly renewing us. Romans 8:8-11. He lives in every child of His, rekindling them and building them up as an inferno that could not be resisted by the coldness of darkness. (A bruised reed He will not break and a smoking flax He would not quench). We therefore expose the works of darkness. This is why darkness always flee before the light. The One in us is greater than the one that is in the world. 1 John 4:4.
The life of God is evidently displayed in us when our hearts seek all of Him. The proof of our love for Jesus is our willingness and desire to obey Him, no matter how it conflicts with our own interests. God watches over His word closely and will honor whoever honors His word. God will make His abode in anyone who is careful enough to obey His word.
Is this not why God is jealous over us? The battle is raging. God wants to possess us, and so also the devil. We are at the crossroads and whoever we yield ourselves as servants to obey, we become their servants, whether of obedience to God, which leads to life and righteousness or of sin which leads to death. Romans 6:16. God is looking for every means to win us over to His side so that He can inhabit us and use us for His glory.
The world will gaze in amazement at the excellency of God’s wisdom in us. Israel rode on the high places of the earth because God was with them. They ate Angela’s food, increased in great power such that their fear fell upon their enemies. See how mighty kings trembled before them. See how God rose up dramatically to fight their battles. See how the Gibeonites, a strong nation, came cringing at their feet that they might become Israel’s servants. What was impossible for them when God’s presence was amongst them? Absolutely nothing! However, we have a more profound inheritance in that God is in us. He is closer to us than ever.
God finds it very easy to flow through people who do not live for themselves but for Him. This is because they will not seek any part of the glory when God’s power is displayed in them. They know that they are nothing if God would not use them. This is why He chooses the things the world despises.
God seeks to draw near to us, but He would desire us to seek fellowship with Him too.
We are within the confinements of His will. Our life has become so fused with His that we would cease to exist if we were separated from Him. We love Him to such extent that His word becomes the great delights of our hearts. We meditate on it day and night. We pray, fast, and wait diligently for Him. How would He not search diligently for us? How would He withhold anything from us? Yea, He will rend the heavens, such that the earth will quake, because He has come down to fill an hungry vessel.
Do you think you will lose relevance in the world because you don’t live for yourself any longer? God’s glory is greater than that which any man can give. If we do not seek to get glory for ourselves, God will Himself take from the abundance of His glory and honour and beautify us with it. It is in His light that we see light. Psalm 36:9. Our glory comes only when He is glorified. If only our eyes could see the things God has prepared for those who are His, we will cease seeking for the world’s comforts. A man that has only God for his support and dwelling place has all he needs.