May 7, 2021 Charlotte, North Carolina USA
“And every created thing which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all things in them, I heard saying, “To Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, be blessing and honor and glory and dominion forever and ever.” Rev. 5:13, NASB
I found it remarkably interesting when the question was asked in our home group, “How do you most often picture the Lord Jesus when you think about Him?”
Being a mixture of 12 men and women (there are only two genders), the women seemed to agree that when they envisioned Jesus, He was sitting with them at a coffee table, conversing with them, very close by and attentive to their concerns. He was/is someone who is a friend and whom you can share your heart with, knowing He understands and is very sympathetic, compassionate. The wonderful TV series The Chosen depicts our Lord as this. I love it.
For the men in the home group, they for the most part saw Jesus seated on His throne, the King, the Warrior, the One Who always directs the nations for His perfect plans and purposes. They felt He was in full control as a Commander, ruling and reigning from above.
And of course, women also see Him as such when they think of Him, but not in the degree as the men spoke. You too may see Him as thus described above, one or the other, or both.
I believe the Lord shows Himself to us each individually with means He has created us, with the understanding that our makeup, our DNA, our complexities are generally the same, but also unique.
“With the kind You show Yourself kind;
With the blameless You show Yourself blameless;
With the pure You show Yourself pure,
And with the crooked You show Yourself astute.
For You save an afflicted people,
But haughty eyes You abase.” Psalm 18:25-27, NASB
But because He is so profound and unfathomable in His glory, He is not relegated to one form or another. At one time we may see Him as the King seated on the throne. At other times we know Him as the One Who is up close and very personable. He comes to us in the way He knows is best, when it is best.
The most important thing above all is that we often take the time to fellowship with, acknowledge Him in all our ways, and seek Him out for understanding in our daily walk. When we allow Him to be Lord in our life, then He can and will reveal Himself in the way that will draw us ever closer to Him and cause us to give thanks in all that He does and performs in our life, our families, and the nations.
At times we will see Him on His throne in all His glory, but not fully comprehending how great and awesome He is. At other times He will reveal Himself as the One Who walks beside us, even as He did when He walked this earth, knowing of our weaknesses and needs.
However He comes to you, what a great understanding it is to know that God the Father, Jesus His Son, and Holy Spirit are moving in the earth, bringing about their eternal plan, overcoming all that opposes and tries to seat themselves above Them, and will reign forever on the heavenly throne.
I see the Lord. Thank you, Ron Kenoly, for sharing your song too. Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoZnuJ6353g
Ahava and shalom,
Steve Martin, Love For His People founder
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Message #47 – in the year of our Lord 05.07.21 – “I See the Lord” Friday, 9:00 am in Charlotte, NC USA