God With Us

Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, is the ultimate fulfillment of the prophesy found in Isaiah 7:14, “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel”, which means “God with us”.  Isaiah later tells us He will also be called “Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end.” (Isaiah 9:6-7)  This is the character of Jesus, a manifestation of God in the flesh living in fellowship between God and men.  In addition, before Jesus ascended in to Heaven, he promised to send the Holy Spirit to live inside all believers.

“But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.”  John 14:26

The Holy Spirit is our form of communication with God and acts as our guide on our journey through this life.  God has therefore taken up residence inside of every believer.  Since God is present in our bodies, it is our duty to follow the teachings of Jesus and maintain a lifestyle that reflects God’s instruction.

“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own.”  1 Corinthians 6:19

As disciples of Jesus, we walk with God by our side at all times.  Though we may travel through difficult times, we are never alone.  God is always with us.  We are continuously connected to the ultimate power of the universe.  God is faithful and will be with us through every storm. There is no greater protection than the awesome love our Lord provides.

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