Wednesday, January 24, 2007


Like a Dove

Finally, John clinches it, “And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.” ~John 1:34

What did John see? The Holy Spirit descending upon Jesus, “like a dove”. And the Voice of God was heard by the people there, “This is My Beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” Can the follower of Christ ever recognize this one and the same Spirit within? Indwelt by God’s Spirit, we continue in our doubts, fears, failures and plain bad behavior! To top it off, if we could still hear it, that Voice might say, “You are My child…good job!” But the Christian is pretty well beat up by the standard of behavior and the knowledge of his/her own shortcomings. We forget that we are sporting the life of Christ in all its glory. The even uglier opposite is the Christian that takes his new appearance for granted, living in the glory of life’s pleasures and human desires. Surely you have met one of these. For the heavy hearted child of God though, remember; we wear the Righteousness of God’s Son and our Father IS WELL PLEASED. God receives our childlike faith and turns it into the beauty and purity of the dove…peace abounding.

Picture it. The very same John who confidently pronounced, “This IS the Son of God!” later on sent his disciples to Jesus asking, “Are you Him?” Pretty sad to see John’s glorious faith diminished to this dark and ugly place. In prison for confronting Herod’s sin, John was overwhelmed. The nature of being a Christian is remarkably revealed here. We wallow in life’s hardships and trials, and we feel ashamed, depressed, and broken as our faith hangs on by a thread or one single question, “Are you God?” Jesus said, “Blessed are the poor in spirit…blessed are they that mourn…” Remember the dove. You are the child of God, in whom He is well pleased…not because of what you have done. Now, go! Live it! And sin no more. The Holy Spirit…love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance…is upon you, in your ugliest moments; “yours is the kingdom of heaven…ye shall be comforted.”

Yes!!! We are all one in Him...who believe and show forth His love to the world by our actions!!!
blessings of the Ruach Ha Kodesh!!
hi Mid...thank you for your encouraging comments. I will have to research what Ruach Ha Kodesh means...I only know a few words...hope that doesn't make me a poser. I am messianic from the gentile end. God bless you and yours. Hope to stop by at your space.
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