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Child's Play

Children sitting around a toy box playing with images of reality
Building houses made with blocks and boxes
Holding their presents so no one else can take them
Fighting over who has the best toys
Crying when one takes away a favourite thing
Chastised for being selfish and not considering others
Learning to play nicely with those they call their friends
Each taking turns, learning to share their possessions
Sometimes being generous, sometimes a bully
Just children who consider play is all there is to life

Men and woman coming together in a Christian gathering
Meeting in temples made with the work of men's hands
Holding their giftings, reluctant to use them
Fighting over who has the dominant gift
Being upset with those who are forward
Chastened for being less than charitable
Learning the order, the tradition of the service
One helping another with gifts of encouragement
Sometimes with grace, Sometimes over zealous
Still not weaned, who consider Church is Christianity

When that which is perfect is come
That which was in part will be ended
When the images of play become our reality
We will put away the toys of the Spirit
God who is love will dwell in our temples
That part not made with our own personal effort
God enveloping us, all things are possible
Performing the things we see the Father doing
Rivers of living water flowing out of our belly
Perfect love, the Spirit without measure
Sent by God- working His will on earth

9 June 2007

References:.
Act 17:24 The God who made the world and all things in it, since He is Lord of Heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands, nor is served with men's hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives life and breath and all things to all. And He has made all nations of men of one blood to dwell on all the face of the earth, ordaining fore-appointed seasons and boundaries of their dwelling, to seek the Lord, if perhaps they might feel after Him and find Him, though indeed He is not far from each one of us.
Isa 66:1 Act 7:48
2Co 6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? For ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
1Co 3:16 1Co 6:19 Joh 2:19
Eph 2:19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; and are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; in whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: in whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.

Mar 3:15 And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils: and he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits Mat 10:1 Luke 10:1 Luk 10:17
Joh 7:38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)
Jesus said… Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.
Mat 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

1Co 12:31 But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way. Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing. Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up… 1Co 13:8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
1Jo 4:12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.
1Jo 4:16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

1Co 13:10 and when that which is perfect may come, then that which is in part shall become useless.
1Co 13:13 and now there doth remain faith, hope, love--these three; and the greatest of these is love.
Eph 3:19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer.
Psalm 19:14 ©2007 Stephen Share

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