God With Us

“The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”) Matthew 1:23

God chose to be born into our world because sin exiled us from his. Jesus demolished the barrier which sin had erected. The design from the very beginning was for God to be with us. Nothing illustrates this more beautifully than the Sabbath. When we choose to set aside everything to be with God, heaven and earth meet.

Not all prayers effect a supernatural encounter, but every prayer motivated by a desire to know God more gains a divine audience. Heaven is not defined by a location but rather by knowing God (John 17:3). As long as we perceive eternity as a privilege to be earned rather than a trusting relationship with our creator, we will fail to draw life and strength from our devotional exercises. We must come to God to know him, trust him, and make him known to others. This is why Jesus came, and it is when we approach God with this purpose that we will find him.

Still Seeking His Face,
Pastor Andrew

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