John 17: 20-26 “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.

22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— 23 I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.

24 “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.

25 “Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. 26 I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.”

I don’t know if God is into Science fiction….but I surely am!!!!  My broad sci-fi imagination has help me in my walk with the Lord.  I told God long ago when I first became a committed Christian to take me where no man has gone before(that’s a quote from Star Trek).  I opened myself up to Him in my prayer closet, closed my eyes and opened my heart and mind to anything He wanted to tell me and show me…and He did and He does.  I try to go as far with God as humanly possible.

Okay….if you’re thinking that I’m a little strange…you’re going think I’m really crazy now comparing God with Sci-fi. I love Sci-Fi’s because it opens my mind up to see beyond human limits.  When I read in the bible some of the descriptions of God’s throne room and the beings and creatures in there… it makes me think of Sci-Fi because it’s so incredible . Read the book of Ezekiel and hold on to your seat.

I’m a big Star Trek fan and for those who have never heard of Star Trek…it’s a science fiction TV show from 1966-69. They also made many movies and the first one was called… Star Trek: The Motion Picture. This movie had a big impact on me. Throughout the whole movie an artificial life form was looking for its creator and at the end of the movie it turned out that the United States space program was the creator 300 years before. This life form was going to destroy earth unless it joined with the creator… so one of the crew members of the Star Trek Enterprise volunteered his life to join with this life form and sparks were flying as the two became one and evolved into a new life form. Whew…I know…a little out there but…think about us….humans.  We too want to be united with the creator and we are.

Please try to watch this clip from that part in the movie…the special effect were awesome:

This is our (Christians) true story:

 There is a being who always was and He created the whole universe as we know it and formed a planet called earth. He made human beings who were separated from Him because of sin, and then He came down to earth in the form of man named Jesus who sacrificed Himself so we can be put right with the creator who is God and have eternal life. If we accept His Son Jesus sacrifice and believe in Him we will be able to have a unique relationship with God who is in Jesus who is in us and we are in union with them.

 I speak the the above scripture verse again….Jesus said to His Father… “just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us.”  This is why we say our bodies are a temple of the Holy Spirit. God is in us!! What an awesome fact. I am in union with my God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Jesus said…”may they also be in US”! He repeats this concept to make sure we understand this privilege and blessing.

God is out of this world...But He is in our world...He's in us!!! Thank you Jesus!

Being in union with God means after you are born again you will be joined and united with God. When a man and woman marry they are joined emotionally and physically. If you join an organization (like the Army for example) you become a member and are involved with them and become a part of them. Joining anything brings two or more things or people together. That’s how we are with our God and there is a responsibility with that. With God living in me I need to….live right! My speech, actions and my walk in the Lord should be one that represents Christ. The Second part of the above scripture says… “so that the world may believe that you have sent me”. We all have a purpose…and that is to let others see Jesus through our lives.

We have the fullness of Christ right now.  We have everything in us to have an abundant complete life in Jesus Christ. But like the life form in the Star Trek movie….I think about the day when I will be joined with the creator in my glorified body that will be compatible with His nature and I will get to experience this union in an unspeakable, indescribable unbelievable way. I will experience all the love, joy and happiness from the power of the eternal light of His glory. I will truly be one with the creator. Oh what a day that will be!!!!

For right now…God has given us a taste of  Himself and this is experienced because of our union with God which is made possible because of Jesus Christ. This unity with God in this way is very precious to us because we can experience the Skekinah Glory of God, we can talk to Him and He can talk to us. This experience can enable others to see God in us and believe in Him also. Unity in God is who I represent in my life. I carry Jesus around in me and God is in Jesus so….I am in them and they are in me.

Message for today: I may not have turned you into a Sci-Fi fan… but I hope I’ve helped to remind you of our Union with the Lord.  We are in union with God…we are connected with Him…how awesome is that?