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Matt. 16:15-17 ¶ He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven”.

I was desperately searching for God in 1973. I had pretty much run the gamut of spiritual options; I had gone to Bahai faith meetings, checked out the Divine Light Mission, and gone to the feasts at the Krishna Temple. All of these attempts came up empty, each one had another version of religious practices and good deeds that didn’t do it for me. I think the one that finished me off was reading the Nectar of Devotion that forbade passing gas in the Krishna Temple. The strange thing is that I never checked out Christianity, that was nowhere on my radar. That’s when God took things into His own hands, He chased me down and literally flooded me with gospel light on a hot August night in New Orleans in the summer of 1973. In a moment of time I could see; I saw the love of God offered to me by the death of His Son. The gospel made sense, it not only made sense to me it became strangely irresistible. I was changed that night by the light of the glory of God. Here is how Jonathan Edwards describes this Divine and Supernatural light.
“This is the most excellent and divine wisdom, that any creature is capable of. ’Tis more excellent than any human learning; ’tis far more excellent, than all the knowledge of the greatest philosophers, or statesmen. Yea, the least glimpse of the glory of God in the face of Christ doth more exalt and ennoble the soul, than all the knowledge of those that have the greatest speculative understanding in divinity, without grace. This knowledge has the most noble object that is, or can be, viz. the divine glory, and excellency of God, and Christ. The knowledge of these objects is that wherein consists the most excellent knowledge of the angels, yea, of God himself.”
So its not trying real hard or turning over a new leaf, it is God Himself moving upon our lives. Maybe your life is about to change. Maybe you are not reading this by accident, maybe the Lord is reeling you in by His irresistible love.

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