Faith is not knowledge!

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Faith is not the human act of merely consenting to theological knowldge but it is the divine act of submitting both our Intellect and Will to God's revelation. If the Intellect alone is employed, knowledge remains simply as true and good life-giving information. It does not transform our life nor does it give life. Faith without action is dead. Jam 2:26 Will is the faculty of the soul which seeks to love that which is known. And 'loving' is not simply liking the information but the act of becoming what we have come to know. In other words loving is to freely act upon the information in such a way that knowledge becomes a living experience. If I come to know that in order to sustain my life I must drink water and if I do not act on this information and drink water, this knowledge does not do me any good.  In order for my faith to be active and alive, my Will has to be in harmony with the Intellect. It also means both my Intellect and Will should be surrendered to God. The di

Time travel

Get on board with me to a time travel, back to the beginning of creation. No life anywhere. All is barren! You and I  are now, a thrusting desire and a long cherished dream in Gods heart.

He runs his fingers through the innumerable planets floating in the galaxy and looks at earth with favour.  He foresees in His infinite mindscape, man and generations of mankind, molded truly after him, cohabit in eternal union with him.

Like an architect gearing up to build his masterpiece, God sets out. But pauses, stricken by a vital thought, having to create lavish paraphernalia for the one to come. He is lulled by ideas of trees and fruits, birds and the sky, abundance of water teaming with fish, mountains capped with snow, animals of all kind, sun to light up the earth, night to rest, stars to shimmer at night and moon to keep watch while his children sleep.  I will soak them in love and pamper them with my presence; they are my only priority, he thought to himself.

Five days of elaborate creation only for the one to come on the sixth. It is beautiful, exclaimed God, looking at what came to be. You and I, are His masterpiece, sole desire, His dream come true.

The heart of God, on another occasion, is thrusting with a concern, coupled with deep compassion for his children, now lost and abandoned in the hands of the enemy. He desires to save them, at any cost. Son, conceding to the insurmountable love He has for us, becomes word, then seed, and proceed to be born as human, on the very earth he once favored on man's behalf.

God becomes man! About him, Isaiah foretold:  For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

That night in Bethlehem, the only chimes and bells that ring in his tiny ears are the mooing and braying of cows and donkeys. Stalks of hay stuffed beneath his soft skin for cushion. Wrapped in swaddling clothes, he lies in a manger, helplessly.

The land honored him with a death threat. He flees to Egypt to save his life. No one recognizes that he is life itself. They rejected his saving plan. He was considered outcast. They shouted, crucify him and considered freeing the scoundrel Barabbas a better choice. What an unfitting reciprocation to our dear God who gave us life.

Switch off that lofty time travel machine now and be realistic. Can you and I give him a fitting welcome this time? Christmas is near.

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