And The Two Become One
For those of you living in Western NY you’ll know we had quite the bout of winter weather to start this week. I found myself awakened by the extreme winds in the wee hours, talking to my husband around 4 a.m. which got me thinking about this husband/wife relationship we have. It’s funny how I can wake him up just to tell him to listen to the wind. When I’m cold I can invade his space. His side of the bed becomes my side of the bed and his body heat becomes my personal heater. We can work together, laugh together, rest together, and just exist daily knowing we are in this life together. You may be thinking, where are you going with this? Ephesians 5:31 says, “…a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” When I consider my marriage it’s an example of this through and through.
I’m so thankful for this because it’s easy for me to understand the way my relationship with God is supposed to be. Look at the next verse, Ephesians 5:32, “This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church.” Jesus came and died and rose again, sending the Holy Spirit to live on the inside of us and become one with us. We can work together, laugh together, rest together, and exist daily knowing we are in this life together with Him! Look at Galatians 2:20, “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” Our life should be of the same purpose as Jesus. Our life should be one with Him. We should be able to go to the Lord without hesitation, just expecting Him to listen. We should be able to go to Him for comfort, just expecting Him to comfort us.
Read Colossians 1:26, “To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” Christ in you, and Christ in me, us becoming one with Christ, is the hope of glory! That word glory is His magnificence! It’s His excellence and His grace! We need power in our life? We need His glory operating in us! Look now at John 17:22, “And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one.” God’s intention for us was that just as Jesus and God the Father are one, we would be likewise one with Him. This is the true freedom in Christ, oneness with Him! I get excited about that!!
Oh and it gets better… look at John 16:14-15, “He (the Holy Ghost) will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you. All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you.” When I entered into covenant with my husband, all he had became mine and all I had became his. (No husband and wife should live separately, as this covenant relationship is meant to show us things about our relationship with the Lord.) When we accept and proclaim Jesus as our personal Lord and Savior, all He has becomes ours and all we have becomes His. There’s meant to be no separation. Let God invade your space, like I invade my husband’s space. Let Him in and give Him free reign in every area of your life. All His glory and all His power comes along with Him! Amen?!