Saturday, June 20, 2009

‘In my Father’s House are many mansions' or many dwelling places. Well that is the Church. That is another chapter we have destroyed. We have given that chapter to funeral parlors. I go to prepare a place for you, and the impression always I got in my spiritual upbringing was that Jesus was up there desperately banging houses together and building and preparing a place for me. And one day I have a mansion just over the hilltop, glory to God, then one day the Holy Spirit showed me that I have got it right now – I go to prepare a place for you. Where did He go? He went to the Cross, and there He prepared a place for me. What was that place – a place of many dwelling-places, so it fits perfectly with a description of a city. It came down from God, God made all the dwelling-places. The dwelling place is in His heart, it is in union with Him, it is walking with Him. We live in God – you are part of this City, you live there, you move there if you are born again, and your new birth came from God, too. John 3 says, you are born from above, born from above. There is nothing human about the Church. - Malcolm Smith

3 comments:

Jamie said...

HEY!!!

God showed ME the same thing years ago at a funeral when someone used that passage.

COOL!! God is soooo awesome! :D

Hey there, Boo.

Joel B. said...

Did you happen to see Kent's post at Faithfully Dangerous a day or two ago?

IT'S WITHIN...THE SPACE JESUS WENT TO PREPARE

We are living stones, and a "spiritual house," a holy priesthood. "The kingdom of God does not come with observation." It's neither here nor there. "For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you."

John Fincher said...

Good stuff, as always, Matthew