Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Celebrating Uniqueness

UV 2310/10000 Celebrating Uniqueness
Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?
Exodus 15 v 11
The Lord God is our habitation. He does not need a man-made habitation like a temple or church or mosque to dwell in. When we move, He moves with us. He is our vehicle. He is unique in His character, power and status. No being in the spiritual realm or on earth are exactly like Him. We have the privilege of being made in His image or in His likeness. Though He is invisible, we can perceive Him, experience Him, taste Him. His visible image in all its fullness is Jesus. No human in history or even in the realm of fiction or imagination had done any of the things He did:He turned water into the best of wine. At the marriage feast at Canna where there was physical deficiency reported to Him, He solved it and brought a qualitative difference. He brought the dead to life, He healed the incurable, He restored the strength of limbs of the crippled, He restored sight to the blind, He healed leprosy, He commanded the stormy waves and winds of the Sea of Galilee to be still, He multiplied a small portion of food to feed a multitude. He spoke the greatest wisdom that mankind had ever known. He proved Himself wise beyond human knowledge and understanding. He rose from death. He ministered to many followers after His resurrection. He appeared in visions and dreams to many till the present generation.

Jesus demonstrated to the world that God is unique. He is glorious in holiness. He is fearful in praises. He is doing wonders. In one word, He is awesome. A sense of awe and reverence leads us into worship and wisdom. Jesus is the true and real life superman, super human being who shares His power and attributes with ordinary people like you and me. Salvation, glory, power, honour and blessing belong to Him and comes to us from Him alone. We are to be fearful of His righteous judgements. We are to be always conscious of His holiness, justice and mercy. That kind of consciousness will fill our hearts with a sense of His glory and grace.

We are to constantly walk in the ways of the Lord. We need to study the word and be steady. The Lord will do wonders that eye has not seen nor ear heard. The Lord is not only unique in power and nature but He likes to do what is unique in our lives. We will be recipients of miracles of provision, healing, deliverance, transformation, restoration, vindication, elevation or promotion. This uni-verse is extracted from the song that Moses sang after the remarkable deliverance the Lord gave the Israelites led by Moses, the amazing promise that He fulfilled of leading them into their own land, the land promised to Abraham. The testimony of the Jewish nation is that the Lord is faithful to His covenant to a thousand generations.
Prateep V Philip

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