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Nov 7, 2013

Christ in You the Hope of Glory!

When we are surrounded by troubles, it stares at us in our face and stuns us, to paralyze us with fear! It attempts first to take out your faith, for fear is the opposite of faith! 
If the enemy can zap out your faith you have nothing else to depend on, nothing to hold onto and then the problem before you seems insurmountable, way bigger (which it probably is for a human anyway), way out of bounds, something that, by human reasons, cannot be solved! 
What we inadvertently do then is, ascribe more power to the enemy, the power he never had in the first place! The power/position you give to him is what he will use to intimidate you and after all is done, to destroy you. Remember always, the enemy has come only to steal, kill and destroy but Jesus came so we have life and life abundantly!!! That is that and this divine truth should be embedded in our hearts!

This is exactly what David talks about in Psalm29:1
"1 Ascribe to the Lord, O sons of the mighty, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength."
Now what does this mean? Lets first look at the meaning of each word, even though we have assumed some kind of meaning in our head!

Ascribe means to give credit for, to attribute, to credit.
Glory means high renown or honour won by notable achievements.
Strength means the quality or state of being physically strong. 

We give God far less of a credit than He deserves for things that He can handle! On the other hand, we give the enemy too much credit for things he cannot do. We must be very careful of what we decide to ascribe to God and what we don't!

Now as you continue reading, David gives powerful descriptions of God's voice in the following verses. It is the sound of God in raw power resonating through nature, like lightning and what were God's people doing in the meanwhile..."while in His temple everyone is saying, Glory!"

If you were thinking all this raw power of God is a distant thing which only the fortunate or the sternly faithful ones can experience I would like to present to you John 17:22 
 22 I have given to them the glory and honor which You have given Me, that they may be one [even] as We are one!
David could only see this glory in things that happened external to him, but through Jesus we have God's unfathomable power at work within us, transforming us and the very world that surrounds us. No matter what situations you are going through or you are in, when you have accepted Jesus to be Lord of your life, all of your frail self is transformed to His power, His honor and His glory!

Colossians 1:27 "To whom God was pleased to make known how great for the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ within and among you, the Hope of [realizing the] glory."
Christ dwells in you to demonstrate His glory through you to the world around you!
So you child of God, go ahead demonstrate Christ fully before the ones who are yet to know Him!

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