THE HOMING DEVICE THAT DRAWS US TO GOD... God planted it; we have it!

He has made everything appropriate in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of man (Ecclesiastes 3: 11).

This longing for things eternal, for God ordered significance and purpose, is motivated by a hungering void that desires, as the great imperative of the human condition, to be filled. The Holy Spirit is the gift God gives us at the time of conversion. When we have the Holy Spirit, we are forever sealed in eternity as belonging to Jesus Christ.

With self as the center of our universe, we are essentially at war with the injustice of an existence where everything comes to an end, and little seems fair and right. This endless striving is the impetus that inspires every soul to seek answers. And since God is truth and there is only one God, too many will miss the great and glorious prize offered to all persons through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. (Read Romans chapter eight) On a deep and primal level of cognition we recognize that we have been launched on this profound journey called life. Within the constraints of this life, this transitory time of discovery, we have limited time and opportunity.

We can be thankful that God planted a homing device deep within the unassailable sanctum of each soul. This force is a holy imprint of "eternity;" the source by which we came into being. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being (John 1: 3). This is the very imperative that requires us to seek the face of God. Drawn by this homing device; the imprint of our Creator, we recognize by supernatural instinct this truth: in the presence of the one and only true God, the Savior, Jesus Christ, although we are still sojourning within the constraints of a time ordered existence, we are home.

Time is a commodity on loan to us; time is transitory, and structured. Solomon said that for those who look to Jehovah God, the day of ones death is better than the day we were born. We are told to: Walk in wisdom... redeeming the time (Colossians 4: 5).

At some level man understands that existence without enlightenment equates to darkness and death. The quandary comes between two, very opposite systems of belief. One that plunges us ever deeper into darkness, looking for answers within the psycho systems of the human condition. The other acknowledges that the source of this light comes from without; through a personal relationship with the Messiah; Jesus Christ. By invitation we call out to God for forgiveness. And... miracle of miracles, the Savior gives us the indwelling gift of His Holy Spirit, to never leave, nor forsake us. That if you confess with your mouth "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved (Romans 10: 9)

If eternity is a seed in our souls, as king Solomon wrote, the longing itself for eternity may never grow into the reality of a flowering truth. By choice we may close our minds and hearts to the challenge of recognizing our helplessness without God's strength. In eloquent simplicity God calls this state by a single word. The Word of God calls it, darkness. We could very well capitalize this word. Darkness is another name for the ancient enemy of all mankind; darkness being synonymous with sin. Scripture says that we are born under the curse of sin which we inherited from Adam. Darkness is the primary outcome of ignoring God and being deceived by the devil.

If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us (1st John 1: 8).

Man needed and needs a Savior. In Acts chapter 26, Saint Paul quotes Jesus Christ at the time of his own transformation, as he stepped from darkness to light. The Light of the World is about to extinguish the darkness, forcing the very realm of darkness to flee from Paul; no longer having its former influence. The Light of Christ floods the dormant depths to touch the seed of longing; flowering into power the supernatural gift of faith.  In the flood of this light, the potential of all God's light and life-giving power, the essential oil of the Holy Spirit, flowers and fills the void.  Paul is no longer a striving, restless vehicle of disquiet from whom anger and violence toward the things of God had previously been directed. Paul's soul is filled and satisfied with a love that is now an intimate, internal dwelling. This is the light and love of Heaven / the very Spirit, the Holy Spirit of God. Having activated this homing device to seek after truth, Paul can now walk by faith. For we walk by faith, not by sight (2nd Corinthians 5:7).

Jesus told Paul that he had a calling to minister the gospel to the unsaved; open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the dominion of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Me (Acts 26: 18).

Spreading this Light is God's purpose; to defeat darkness and the subsequent death that follows such a state. For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins (Colossians 1: 13).

In his excellent book, Healing Plants of the Bible, by Tim Morrison, D Min, ND; Tim quotes Jeanne Rose's definition of an essential oil. "It is the heart and soul of the plant. It is the essence that deters bugs from eating the plant. It is the fragrant, aromatic heart of the plant that attracts bees and pollinating insects. It is the chemical component contained in tiny plant cells that is liberated during the distillation process."

The Holy Spirit has always been associated with the word, oil. The presence of God's Holy Spirit, working through believers, is evidence of true faith. God's Spirit of life and comfort is the essential oil that ignites the process of life within our souls, sealing us for all eternity.

This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all (1st John 1: 5). When we call upon Jesus Christ for forgiveness and salvation, we let in this Light that has the power to reach into that inner sanctum of our soul, where the seed of eternity awaits the catalyst of will (choice). We are drawn to God, transformed to new life by God's Holy Spirit. The presence of God ignites this process of spiritual fulfillment and fills the void that was previously dark and restlessly striving. Now, no longer assailed by doubts and failure, certain of eternity, we can stand tall in the health and healing balm of a love that will never die.

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness (1st John 1: 9). And I must say, because I'm always concerned for those who feel they cannot be forgiven, that Jesus Christ came to forgive all sin, including yours. No darkness is so deep that God cannot and does not penetrate it's depths. If you are feeling the bondage of sinful endeavors, practices, and addictions; or merely a restless spirit that is not appeased, then Jesus Christ is speaking to your heart. Call out to Him.

The first verse I ever memorized when, as a little girl, I came upon a dusty Bible in my father's library... In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it (John 1: 1-5).

Who is this essence of Light, in whose presence the seed of eternity awaits germination? What begins this remarkable process of inner healing? By whose Spirit are the essential oils of faith given life and calling? The Word, one of many royal names, is clearly identified for us as the risen Christ.

And soon Jesus will return to earth, revealing Himself as the conquering Messiah, the Savior of all mankind, and long awaited by faithful Jews. We read this description. He is clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called "The Word of God" (Revelation 19: 13).

Speaking of Jesus , John as an eyewitness to Christ's life, wrote: And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth (John 1: 14). Read John Chapter One.

My New Years prayer for any who read this blog is that the seed of faith, this potential by which we are gifted the promise of eternal life, this longing we all have for place and significance, will be filled by His Holy Spirit; generous and overflowing.

And what made me think to write this? Coming to it late, I planted my indoor bulbs. As winter closes in I like the reminder of spring with fresh Hyacinth blooming in-doors. I usually plant them starting in November and scattering them through the end of December. This year, letting time get away from me, I planted them all at one time. Each morning, on my way to make coffee, I'll be looking for those first green shoots and I'll feel a thrill of pleasure when they begin to poke above the soil, drawn by warmth and light; motivated by a God-ordered imperative that drives the force of its life. Soon I'll have a profusion of scent wafting through the rooms. When finished I'll unearth them, placing each by color in brown paper lunch bags on a shelf in the back of the refrigerator. One year Brett thought they were an odd species of onion gone bad and threw them out. Come May I'll plant them outside in the softening soil around a tree at which time, if not eaten by a squirrel, they will bloom anew.

In the same way we have many setbacks in our spiritual life. And yet we can count on this sure and certain reality. God loves us / loves you. God forgives all sin. Once this homing device is activated, it can never again fall dormant nor return us to our previous lost and restless state. Once God's light floods a human soul, that soul is never again the dark void of its previous existence.  The love of Father Yahweh is ours / yours today, tomorrow, and forever.  Call on the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, who came in the flesh and died to rise again that we may join Him in that place we call heaven, in the glorious realm of eternity.  Someday I'll be there and there we will meet.  MARANATHA!

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