LOOKING TO PRAISE AND WORSHIP JESUS THE CHRIST, THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD. 18 No man has ever seen God at any time; the only unique Son, or the only begotten God, Who is in the bosom [in the intimate presence] of the Father, He has declared Him [He has revealed Him and brought Him out where He can be seen; He has interpreted Him and He has made Him known].

Sunday, December 09, 2007


1 John 3:9 (Amplified Bible)Amplified Bible (AMP)Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation

9 No one born (begotten) of God [deliberately, knowingly, and habitually] practices sin, for God's nature abides in him [His principle of life, the divine sperm, remains permanently within him]; and he cannot practice sinning because he is born (begotten) of God.

Please allow me to illustrate:

At a very early age a "seed" is planted in a young child - the seed of power-lifting. As the days go by this drive to lift weights begins to emerge. It is a very strong drive. Finally he obtains a set of weights. He was driven from the inside. It was something that fit his nature.

At first he wasn't very strong, certainly not strong enough to do well in a contest; but he is driven to workout and become contest ready. He is driven...

After dedication and hard work he sees that he is now ready to compete. His first contest he only places third. That's OK though for he is young in the sport - a new lifter (the carnal Christian). With time he'll get better. He is driven...

Soon he starts capturing first place trophies. How? Well he grew stronger than he was in the early contest. Dedication and hard work paid off. Those (the Dedication and hard work) came natural to him. The "seed" was in him. He was driven...

One day though he was overtaken by an injury (overtaken in a fault or sin). His strength levels drop back down to where they were in the early days. He is no longer contest ready. His workout partners gather 'round to help him figure out a routine that will get him back on track. He does not cave in and quit. He works through the injury in an effort to get back into contest shape. He is driven...

Time passes. His strenth returns. The efforts paid off. More trophies are won...

He was driven... IT WAS HIS NATURE!!!

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Blogger mark pierson said...

I'll be at work for the rest of the day today.

See you tomorrow.


December 09, 2007 1:47 PM

Blogger jazzycat said...

Very good illustration of how a child of God responds to his new God given nature.....

December 09, 2007 2:54 PM

Blogger donsands said...

All things are new. 2 Cor. 5:17

Nice parable.

December 09, 2007 7:26 PM

Blogger Daniel said...

it was his -new- nature. ;-)

December 10, 2007 10:58 AM


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