God is Inscribed in Us

The Spirit gives lifeRevelation 22:3-4 tells us that “the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it [New Jerusalem], and His slaves will serve Him; and they will see His face, and His name will be on their foreheads.” Since His name on us is a spiritual writing, I looked for other verses about spiritual writing in/on believers. Here are verses I found*.

“You are our letter, inscribed in our hearts, known and read by all men, since you are being manifested that you are a letter of Christ ministered by us, inscribed not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tablets of stone but in tablets of hearts of flesh.” (2 Corinthians 3:2-3)
“This is the covenant which I will covenant with them after those days, says the Lord: I will impart My laws upon their hearts, and upon their mind I will inscribe them.” (Hebrews 10:16**)

In 2 Corinthians the Lord’s writing is in our hearts. The “ink” of His writing is the Spirit, the Spirit who gives us life (2 Corinthians 3:6). The Spirit firstly gave us life in our regeneration. Now the Spirit bountifully supplies us with life (Philippians 1:19) for our daily Christian living and this supplying also inscribes something of God into our hearts.

In Hebrews the Lord’s writing is no longer on stone tablets outside of us as in the Old Testament. His laws are imparted into and inscribed upon our inner being. These laws are the many aspects of the law of the divine life, the life that we received in our regeneration. The operation of the divine law within us inscribes upon us and also governs our living to be one with Christ.

The more this inscribing takes place, the more we express Christ in our living. Eventually the inscribing will be completed, we all will manifest Him in full, His name will be visible on each one of us, and we will be face to face with Him in New Jerusalem.

* Revelation 3:12 says the Lord will write on us. This verse uses the common Greek word for “write,” the word used dozens of times for the writing of the Old and New Testaments. The Greek words in 2 Cor. 3 and Heb. 10 are variants of this common word, intensified by addition of a prefix.

** Hebrews 8:10 reads like 10:16. Chapter 8 might be specifically for Israel but chapter 10 clearly speaks of Christ as our unique offering and His sanctifying of us, so the imparting and inscribing in 10:16 definitely applies to us.

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