Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Nowhere or Now Here

An atheist had a sign on the wall of his office that read, “God Is Nowhere.” A little girl saw it and exclaimed, “Look! It says, ‘God Is Now Here!’”
Today godless and lawless millions deny God’s very existence. But there are still many who have not bowed to this Baal, who know that the Word became flesh and that in the Holy Spirit God is not only with us but in us.
The struggle is between the “Nowheres” and the “Now Heres.” “Is the Lord among us, or not?” (Exodus 17:7) – that is the issue.
The fool hath said in his heart, “There is no God,” because God is not in his heart.  The Christian says there is a God, because God is in his heart. He means more than merely that God is or that God is somewhere.  He says God is now here, because God is a present, living reality.

You ask me how I know He lives, He lives within my heart!

These are they who know that the tabernacle of the Lord is with men because He lives in us, the temples of His Holy Spirit.
[Vance Havner]
Psalm 14:1 ...  The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
Matthew 1:23 ... Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
John 14:17 ... Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.