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Seeing Christ in Our Children

MicaiahBut Jesus called for them, saying, “Permit the children to come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. “Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all.” Luke 18:16-17 | NASB

In the video, Micaiah is simply functioning as a priest in the kingdom: displaying and explaining the glory of God.  She is expressing the life of Christ in and through the vehicle of the accomplished reality of the priesthood of all believers (1Peter2:9). What she is doing here is profoundly simple, but it is far more powerful than any nuclear explosion, sun, or galactic radiance. Her spoken words illuminate Christ in the visible realm which then percussively resonate into the invisible realm. The words she is speaking are through the power of the “endless life” Who indwells her. As believers, together we do this through various methods of expression and illumination (1Cor14:26). We are purposefully designed and created by Him for this very reason: His eternal purpose (Eph 3:11):

spaceimageGod (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) created so that the riches of their unfathomable fellowship might be demonstrated, displayed, and explained in the visible realm through the Son: a corporate body: a people who are set apart, by Him and for Him. “…So that the manifold wisdom of God might be made known, through the church, to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places.” (Eph3:10)   We, beloved community, are together His highest creation in the visible realm. We are designed, created, called together, and filled (totally topped off) with His divine life to do just that: to corporately display His glory: Jesus Christ. Thank you, Micaiah, for sharing your portion of Him!

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    Donna
    August 2, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    Loved this Tim and Miciah!
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    Tim
    August 10, 2016 at 11:28 pm

    On behalf of Micaiah and I, thank you sister. Yeah the ocotillo is an interesting plant that expresses our Lord in several ways. All the stems branch from the base at the bottom: a picture of how we all find our source together in Him. I find it interesting they can grow up to 33 feet in length (hmmm). Without water they look like dead sticks most of the year but when the rains come they explode with life. To the world we may look dead, but when His Spirit flows through us we appear verdant to the principalities and powers in the heavenly realms. And, after the spring rains, there appear bright crimson flowers at the top of each stalk which speaks of the redemptive work of the cross that he reveals and crowns upon each one of us. It is truly a beautiful sight to see a forest of green ocotillo in the glory of crimson crowns: to me a picture of ecclesia expressing the life of Him who indwells us.

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      Donna Batty
      August 23, 2016 at 10:05 pm

      Tim, your reply here just brought tears to my eyes. I could see what you were describing, and the glorious work of our Lord in displaying His own existence, life and glory in His church. And how He reveals Himself in such different ways to different members of His body, who in turn display and describe Him to the rest of the body. Seriously, He is just too much!!!
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  3. […] Micaiah is yet explaining another picture of our Lord in the form of the quail. Like the ocotillo (see Episode 1) and the prickly pear, the quail is another interesting picture of Him in ecclesia. The quail hang […]

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