Friday, November 16, 2007

The Word of the Lord came to me

It always sounds impressive to read - 'The word of the Lord came to' ...(in this case)...'Jeremiah', (Jeremiah 1:4)
I think it's interesting how something inside of all of us says...i wish that was me!

Simple but significant revelation; we don't need to wish we were Jeremiah, or even wish that the word would have come to us as it came to him, because according to John 1:14 we've received perhaps an even greater gift, 'The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us'.

We know that because God is God; he formed us in our mothers womb, and before he formed us, he knew us. We know that before we were born, he set us apart. Romans 8:28-30 says 'And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.'

So again, perhaps we've received an even greater gift than those who've gone before us, because we know that for us - he conquered sin and death - and therefore redeemed 'us' back unto himself...not just our time or our gifts or our voice, but us.
John 1:11-13 says 'He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God'

Then the LORD reached out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me, "Now, I have put my words in your mouth. (Jeremiah 1:9)

Our words can be born of natural descent
Our words can be born of human decision
Our words can be born of human will
But surely now that we are children born of God, our words must be also

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


Instead of the Lord coming upon one of us so that we can get a revelation...

Now all of us can have the word living on the inside..

This article blessed me..