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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Intimacy With God

                                       INTIMACY WITH GOD

What do Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Moses, David and Paul have in common. They all walked in the will of God and had great intimate relationship with Him. Enoch did not die. He was taken up to heaven by God because he walked with God. Of all the people of the earth during the time of the global deluge, only Noah, his wife and his sons and his sons wives survived the cataclysm all because of Noah's intimacy with God. Thus God used Noah, his wife and his sons and his sons wives to repopulate the earth whose entire population was wiped out during the deluge. Abram was called by God to settle in the land of Canaan and become the father of God's chosen people. Thus his name was changed to Abraham by God. Abraham believed God and all His promises and they were all credited to him as righteousness by God. Tested by God, Abraham was willing to sacrifice his only son to God in obedience to God's command. David killed the giant Goliath and firmly established the greatness of God and Israel. It was said that David heart was after that of the Lord and God rewarded him with a mighty kingdom. Paul was a recipient of Jesus Christ apparition on the road to Damascus. Thus the once dreaded scourge of the early Christians was designated by God to be the apostle to the Gentiles. From then on, Paul immersed himself to the propagation of the early Christian church, suffering so many trials and deprivations but unwavering in his efforts to spread the word of God to the whole world and expand the fledgling Christina church. We owe to Paul the rapid expanse of the Christian church as we know it today.

We have to follow their examples if we want to have great intimacy with God. We should walk by faith not by sight and must do everything for the glory of God alone. We must imitate Christ in all that we must do and become totally selfless like Him. And if God so desires, we must be willing to sacrifice our very lives for the sake of others. And after our life has ended, we will be welcomed by God with open arms and we will hear these words from His lips, "well done, good and faithful servant. Welcome to My kingdom." 

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