Fascinate- Wonder Full
Fascination: (fas·ci·na·tion) n. 1. power to capture attention: the power to hold somebody's attention completely or irresistibly 2. something fascinating: something that inspires great interest 3. interest in something: complete absorption in something interesting.
Realities in Living Fascinated
1. Jesus is Full of Breath taking Wonder!
WONDER-FUL. Jesus and the life he offers us.
Mark 9:15 (NIV) As soon as all the people saw Jesus, they were overwhelmed with wonder and ran to greet him.
Revelation 4:2-4 (NIV) I was in the Spirit and…Throne set in heaven, and One sat on the Throne. He who sat there was like a jasper and a sardius stone in appearance; and there was a rainbow around the Throne, in appearance like an emerald.
“When you start to see Jesus worship is not a task…its a Response.!”
Revelation 4:8 (NIV) Day and night they never stop saying: "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come."
“What we don't know is more valuable that what we do know.”
2. He is mysterious but not unsearchable.
A. Revelation and knowledge are not the same thing.
Knowledge will Puff and fill you with pride in what you know.
Revelation will Inspire wonder and drive you to discover what you don't know.
B. When the Holy Spirit took up residence in your life he established in to a capacity to receive revelation
Mark 4:11-12 (NIV) He told them, "The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside everything is said in parables so that, "'they may be ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding; otherwise they might turn and be forgiven!’”
It brings him pleasure to bring revelation to us:
Ephesians 1:9 (NIV) He made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ.
3. He invites us to explore his wonder
Ephesians 1: 17-19 (NIV) I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength.
Proverbs 25:2 It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings.
Psalm 16:5-9 (NIV) LORD, you have assigned me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance. I will praise the LORD, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me. I have set the LORD always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure,
Matthew 13:45 & 46 The kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.