Being Full, Yet Empty

Every true believer in Jesus Christ has previously, at one time or another, walked in the world’s definition of success. We are born into a culture. It’s all planned out for us by our predecessors. We go to school, college, get a job or start a business of our own, buy houses, cars, lots of toys, start a family, and pass on our culture’s value system to our children. But, along life’s highway, we have all had similar thoughts much like the following:  ‘…We live and, then, just die? I’m scared to die! Life is short, so I’m trying to enjoy myself. Is this all there is to life? There must be a reason behind all of this. Is there a God? Where is God? What is the purpose of this life? I am missing out on something or something is missing in my life. I’m looking for something, but I don’t know what that is. I have everything I want, so why am I miserable? What am I looking or searching for? Even though I have family and friends, and enjoy, for the moment, every material need or want, I feel so empty inside! (Perhaps, this is why teenagers rebel. Sound familiar? There is a reason for everything in life and that includes the teenage years.)

Well, hear the ‘good news’! There IS an answer to all those questions of uncertainty. The answer is NOT drugs, alcohol, one hour relationships, more money, a better career, or any other material or immoral choice that this world claims will satisfy you. There is, only, “One Spiritual Power” who can and will, completely, fill your heart, mind, and soul with ‘eternal’ love, peace, and joy. He is the “Holy Spirit” of the living Lord, Jesus Christ. He is ‘WHO’ you are looking for in your life!

There is One God. He is our heavenly Father and Savior, who created us for eternal fellowship with Himself. God consists of the Holy Trinity or “three entities (roles) in One”; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The purpose of this life is to reconcile and re-establish our eternal relationship with Holy God. God will bless and discipline us as He grows us up and into His Spiritual image. God is omnipresent (everywhere), omniscient (all-knowing), and omnipotent (all-powerful). God is Spirit.

In His infinite wisdom, God, already, knew that evil would overcome and destroy us. He knew that Adam and Eve would choose to disobey Him and listen to Satan. Since the fall in the Garden of Eden, we are all born with a ‘sin nature’ and we, physically, die. The Bible teaches us that the penalty for sin is death, and that Holy God and sin cannot co-exist! So, without having to destroy His creation, God, graciously, predetermined a ‘selfless merciful plan’ of justice for all the sins of mankind.

Before creation, God, our Father, had fashioned a human body to step out of eternity and into time as His Son, Jesus the Christ or the Messiah. Jesus came to earth to save us from ourselves at our Father’s appointed time! Jesus was fully human and fully God. Since God is Spirit, this was the only way that we, in our human state, could see, hear, and talk with God on a personal level. Jesus took  ALL of our sins (past, present, and future sins) upon His own shoulders and, physically, died in our place on the cross at Calvary. Our Father’s Holy Spirit, who resides inside Jesus, raised His immortal body on the third day and Jesus now sits, as our advocate, at the right hand of our Father in heaven. When we accept Jesus Christ as our ‘Savior and Lord’, His Holy Spirit comes to dwell inside of our hearts and minds. He is the “One Spiritual power” to defeat Satan in every way; thoughts, words, and actions. And, what greater blessing could we receive than the ‘free gift’ of eternal life.

The Holy Spirit of our Lord teaches and interprets God’s biblical truths, opens our spiritual blind eyes to see and understand this life through the eyes of God, reveals God’s plans and purposes for this temporary life, gives us a glimpse of eternal life with Him, and justifies us to stand in the presence of Holy God, through Him. When everything in heaven and on earth has been subjected to Jesus Christ, after Satan’s last futile battle, Jesus will subject Himself back to the Father and God will, once again, be ‘ONE’ or ‘ALL IN ALL’ in eternity.

This is the ‘ultimate’ missing link in an unbeliever’s life, or even in a dormant Christian’s life. Is Jesus Christ your Lord and Savior? What are you doing for the Kingdom of God? Is Jesus ‘first and foremost’ in your life? God reveals Himself, along with His plans and purposes in His Word. The Bible is the breath of God. Do you read His Bible, daily? These are the things that, truly, matter while living in this human tent. Where you spend eternity depends, entirely, on your relationship with Jesus Christ, in this short life. Human time is running out! Don’t be one of the lost who screams from eternal hell, “Why didn’t someone tell me about this?”

Verses of Scripture:

For “God has put everything under His feet.” Now when it says that everything has been put under Him, this clearly does not include the One who put everything under Him. And when all things have been subjected to Him, then the Son Himself will be made subject to Him who put all things under Him, so that God may be all in all. 1 Cor 15:27-28

You, little children, are from God and have overcome them, because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world. 1 John 4:4

With eternal thankfulness to our Father through His Son, Jesus Christ, and His indwelling Holy Spirit.

Debby Mac Manes, disciple of Jesus Christ <><

3 thoughts on “Being Full, Yet Empty

  1. Since January 31st, 1971 when I gave myself to Jesus Christ’s Teachings, in the flesh and believed in His promise of everlasting life, in His flesh …

    I do my best to walk in His teachings and footsteps, admitting, He carries me most all of the time. (this is what heaven is for me). Like you wrote above about the Holy Spirit being always with us.
    I get lost like the sheep do, confused when I read what so many Christians say about having to die and leave this precious place God created for us. He made us in His image. He died on Calvary and rose from the dead for us, so we would all have everlasting life.

    I believe God’s promise, as you do.
    I plan on being here a very long, everlasting time with Him.
    I will not know my second death, therefore the possibility exists, for us,
    that it has already happened,
    as our first death was,
    when we gave ourselves to Him.
    So why do we keep dwelling on death?

    Our God is a living God let’s LIVE and LOVE One Another, the war is over and we have won!
    Let us continue to rejoice IN HIS Being with us, in the Holy Spirit, in our flesh.
    God will find the lost sheep through you and with you and I thank you that I can be your friend and sister in this exciting adventure of everlasting life.

    Is it true? Do we have everlasting life? Now that we have given our lives to HIM?
    I believe, we do, we have conquered death in doing this.
    We no longer will we ever have to worry about dying and going to heaven, as we should already be here. As we live the Lord’s Prayer’s words …. Thy will be done on Earth as it is in heaven. This is it …. God made it perfect, he made you be you and I love you the way you are, but sometimes, I forget, I do not know you and I need the clarification that your truth, is your truth, and my truth, is my truth, and Jesus Christ, our shepherd, is the only truth, that can set us both free from quarreling about trying to make one another believe what the other does, because we already do!

    My fears, or making others fear, help no one.
    God’s hope and Good News of Everlasting life helps everyone!
    His words, give reason for all of us to Praise Him even more by enjoying all and every opportunity to share His love through us, to all His children.

    I am really blogging, wow!
    I appreciate that you allow me to write, and to read your words of wisdom from your heart and your soul, which I truly believe belong to Jesus Christ, God, as mine do.

    Thank YOU for the inspirations ….
    Cher

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