Earth, the Me Place — Heaven, the Him Place

My physical body is my earth. It is the place where I live and move and have my being. Heaven is where God lives and moves and has His being. God wants to live and move and have His being in us. We pray “on earth as it is in heaven”, but do we mean it?

Unfortunately, I have taken over my earth by asserting my right to me. Yet God wants to become Lord of you. How? By His successive occupation over your soulman and your successive surrenders of your will to His. You must yield territory if He is gain it. He will not overcome you, you must willingly purposely surrender it — evacuate you – so He can occupy.

There is no way God can occupy the space you occupy. “For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other.” Gal. 5:17.

“Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid.” 1 Cor. 6:15.

“Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.” Romans 6:13.

“What did the devil do else, or what was his going astray and his fall else, but that he claimed for himself to be also somewhat, and would have it that somewhat was his, and something was due to him? This setting up of a claim and his “I” and “me” and “mine,” these were his going astray, and his fall. And thus it is to this day.”

— Theologia Germanica

When once God comes and dwells in you richly, it will truly be Heaven on earth. Will you make a place for Him to live?


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