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The Human Frame! part 1

June 8, 2011

Do you know how glorious the human frame is?

Research suggests that on average, people in the U.S spend about $8 Billion dollars a year, just on cosmetics. More than 10 Million women, and about 1 Million men have cosmetic surgery of some kind every year. Over $10 Billion is spent every year on plastic surgery, with about $1.2 Billion being spent on liposuction. More than $1.1 Billion is spent on breast augmentation surgery, and a single botox injection can cost as much as $400.

These people want someone else’s nose. They want their hair to look like someone else’s. They want to have the washboard abs that a movie star has.

Fashion is another area altogether. In the U.S. over $22 Billion is spent on clothes per year, on average. One season certain colors are popular, and then they’re not. So people get rid of clothes soon after they buy them, because they are not longer “in”. Closets are overcrowded with clothes that people don’t wear, and when those certain styles come back into season a year and a half later, they go out and buy entirely new wardrobes, instead of just digging through the pile in their closets, where they would find the same things.

It’s not hard to find these numbers. Just google it.

The vast amounts of money people spend on cosmetics, surgery, clothes, etc. every year is incredible.

And why is this?

Because they want to belong. They want to feel needed. They want to be a part of something.

But here is the thing that drives all of this. Here is the reason behind the reason people spend so much money on this stuff, and so much time in front of the mirror lamenting who they are:

Are you ready for this?

They believe a lie that Satan has been telling them.

It’s true. Satan has been lying to people about their bodies for so long, that the world has bought into the idea that they are not good enough.

Let me tell you another Truth.

God did not make a mistake when he made you. God did not make a mistake when he formed the human frame.

I want you to think about this for a minute…

God formed the human frame with his bare hands. We see in the creation account in Genesis 1 that when God created stuff, he spoke it into existence, “Let there be Light” and there was light (I know i’m stepping on a line here, with this whole creation thing, but just ignore the whole creation vs. evolution thing here please, that’s not what this is about).

Then in Genesis 2:7 it reads, “The Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.”

God formed the human frame out of dust, got low to the ground, on his hands and knees as it were, and breathed life into that frame.

How glorious the human frame is. How wondrous is the creation that God took time to get his hands dirty in the dust for.

But there is a greater revelation of Truth here that needs to be understood as well.

If you read the gospels, Jesus promises a helper to guide Christians. John 14:15-21 reads:

15 If you love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He wil give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever – the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.

19 A little while longer and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me. Becuase I live, you will live also. At that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, adn I in you. He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.”

And John 16:5-15 reads:

5 But now I go away to Him who sent Me, and none of you asks Me, ‘Where are you going?’ But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart. Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you. And when He has come, He will convict the world of sine, and of rightouseness, and of judgment: of sin, because they do not believe in Me; of rightousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more; of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.

12 I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and delcare 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.”

Now, before we get to far ahead of ourselves here, i fully understand that these passages are loaded with everything theological. There is a lot of stuff in these passages that people have written vast amounts of books on. That’s not what we’re here for today.

What i want you to notice from these passages, in light of what Genesis says about God forming us, is this: God lives in you.

Yes, you read that right.

Almighty God, who created the universe, and everything in it, lives in you.

What kind of creature would it take to house the living God? What kind of being is capable of carrying in it, all the power and excellencies of Almighty God?

The Human Frame!

Sometimes i don’t think we pay enough attention to this great revelation. Our reaction is, “Yeah, i’m a Christian,” when our reaction should be, “HALELUJAH! I’VE GOT THE LIVING GOD LIVING IN ME, SPEAKING TO ME AND GUIDING ME. WHAT JOY TO KNOW THAT HE LOVES ME SO MUCH, THAT HE CREATED THIS FRAME, A FRAME THAT BREAKS DOWN, GETS HURT AND BLEEDS; HE CREATED THIS FRAME TO BE WITH ME!”

The power and greatness of God alone should make us explode. But instead, He designed us in such a unique way that can house His Spirit.

And i say unique for a reason. You are unique. No one like you in all the world. And don’t give me any dopple-ganger talk. What a crock. You are unique. God designed you specifically to be you.

Don’t try to change it. Don’t buy into the lies of Satan that say you have to change something. That you need surgery or something to be prettier, to be more physically appealing, to be more accepted.

You are accepted. You are physically appealing. God designed you to be that way for a reason. Believe his Truth instead of the devil’s lies.

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