He Must Increase
This verse holds a great key
To victory in Christ.
For Christ to increase in us
And for us to decrease
Means that the word of God
Must constantly grow and increase
For Him to increase
Means that we reject every thought
Or idea that contradicts
The word of God,
And exalt the word of God alone.
If God says we are forgiven and
Our punishments are canceled,
We accept this like children
And thank Him.
If God says
Making images for prayer,
Is idol worship,
We accept this word like
Little children and obey it.
If God says that He does not
Live in temples made by human hands,
We reject so called holy or anointed oil,
Salt, water, alters, handkerchiefs
And other physical materials that take the place
God and prevent us from
Seeking the face of God
For His glory to descend.
We accept that the God
Who made heaven and earth
Cannot be locked
Up in a bottle of oil, water etc
To be controlled and released at will.
“However, the Most High does not dwell in temples made with hands, as the prophet says: (Acts 7:48 NKJV)
‘Heaven is My throne,
And earth is My footstool.
What house will you build for Me? says the LORD,
Or what is the place of My rest? Has My hand not made all these things?‘
“You stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears! You always resist the Holy Spirit; as your fathers did, so do you (Acts 7:49 – 7:51 NKJV)
To reject the word of God
Is to resist the Holy Spirit.
It means that we despise Christ,
Profane the blood of Jesus,
And resist the Spirit of Grace.
For Him to increase means
As we constantly agree
With His truth – the word of God.
For us to decrease,
Means that every thought or idea,
In us that opposes and contradicts
The word of God
Must be rejected
So that they do not act as weeds
That choke the word of God
To death like in the
Parable of the sower.
As we exalt the word of God,
Abide in Him,
And allow the Holy Spirit
To control us and direct our lives,
Christ will produce
More and more fruits
Through us – His branches.
The more of Him in us
Is the less of self.
As He grows in us,
Through the word of God
Dwelling richly in us,
Our own contradictory ideologies,
Beliefs, doubts, dreams and desires
Will gradually give way
To Him and His word alone.
The more we die to self,
Through growth in the word of God,
The more His presence is released
Then we can truly
Know that the Christ that is in us,
Is the hope of glory
Through experiential knowledge
When we die to self,
Through His word dwelling fully in us
Meaning absolute surrender
To His word,
The power of Christ
Will rest upon us.
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Nice quotes 🙂
We are but dust before the Almighty God !!
So true, we are. Only His Spirit, word and grace can beautify us.🙏
In Him lies all we ever need or hope. And to be His child forever !!