THE LIFE OF GOD
Apostle Grace Lubega
Ephesians 4:17-19 (KJV); This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.
The essence of God gives life to all things.
For example, the earth is alive because God’s essence is in it. Hell on the other hand does not have the essence of God, that is why nothing grows in it.
But the manifestation of this life has degrees. Its intensity is defined by how much you understand and know God.
As a child of the Most High, this life is active in you. However, it is possible to be alienated from it like our theme scripture says.
The more a man alienates himself from the life of God, the more the manifestations of death in its various forms in that man’s life.
Look at how God addresses the Church in Sardis. Were they believers? Yes. Were they men and women with the life of God? Of course. But the Lord tells them, “I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.” (Revelation 3:1).
Why do we value the knowledge of God? Why do we hunger for wisdom and understanding? It is because the essence of God in us is activated as we grow in knowing Him.
FURTHER STUDY: Revelation 3:1, Romans 1:21-23
GOLDEN NUGGET: Why do we value the knowledge of God? Why do we hunger for wisdom and understanding? It is because the essence of God in us is activated as we grow in knowing Him.
PRAYER: Father, I thank You for Your life in me. That life permeates every area of my being. It is the same life that I impart in everything around me. I am alive in the Spirit, quickened, active and fully conscious of the realities of my real life that is hidden in You, to the glory of Your name, Amen.