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I started to blog sharing some thoughts on God the Landlord & the tenant in this blog I want to show what is God’s intention as a Landlord.

Let us take a closer look at the landlord’s responsibility. The one thing left out in this landlord analogy is that in many cases the landlord often pays for some of the utilities, for example, the I pay the water bill. The tenets would not live there without running water. The same is true about our bodies, without the breath of life our bodies are lifeless. So God is making an investment in you whether you believe in God or not. Similar to my tenets they both get the same treatment. Another example that is lifted out is not all properties are the same. Some are small shacks while others are massive mansions and they require different amounts of energy to keep them warm or cold. The same builder many build a home and something like Trump Towers. They each have different users with different tents. These different tents also have larger spaces that they rent, greater to pay, and greater abilities to host the landlord into their home. Someone living in a shack may only be able to offer you a beer while the one living in the mansion fine Champaign, of course, the landlord can also bring the tenet a gift. Like in the case of Jesus, Peter and Paul’s shadow landing on a faithful person causing healing or touching the garment is the result of the degree of the Holy Spirit’s presence in them. Not everyone is a Paul or a Peter and certainly, there is only one Jesus.

You see I own the property but I don’t use. So there is something different taking place here. We arrive at the key element that was missing in the Landlord and tenet analogy. Where did Peter and Paul receive the power to heal they certainly weren’t Jesus the second part of the Holy Trinity? The speaker seems to have either we humans in control of our bodies or the Holy Spirit, God in control of our bodies. When my tenets control the flat and if the flat is empty I do. However, something different must take place to be similar to Peter and Paul.

The Spirit that dwells in me seems to disagree with those to extremes, Yes God can use me to do His will even when I am disobeying Him, but is that the relationship that God desires?  The more I thought about the tenet landlord relationship it isn’t one or the other that occupies the house meaning our body but God is seeking a roommate. Scripture makes reference to Israel being a Wife to God and the Church the Bribe to Jesus. A husband and a wife share the same home, they are roommates, partners, scripture tells us they become one. God wants to be roommates He already occupies our bodies with the breath of life but He wants a more active team role. God wants us to be One. Jesus said, “I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me.” (John 17:21 NLT)  With the Holy Spirit, we are able to be that Oneness, a team effort working together. God seeks an intimate relationship. God wants to be our roommate, living in us in harmony. God wants to be the planner of our lives and we are to be the achiever who puts God’s plans to work, working together in one property.

I was reading and an interesting analogy of God being a landlord and we the tenets. While reading this is what came to my mind. As an owner of a two-family home with two tenets the analogy of God the owner and us the stewards of the body was an interesting one. Since I only enter their apartments when I call the first two set up an appointment to visit. Since the agreement is that they are in possession of the apartment’s use for a fee. In ten years neither one of my tenets has ever invited me to a diner or a party. However, when something breaks I quickly get a call; this is true with the majority of people and Christians included. Suddenly when something breaks, isn’t working, not enough of this or that the phone call to God is now ringing off the hook. I often imagine what it must be like to have 8 billion calls coming in at one time. God must have an operator to direct your call to the proper department: this example came to me by the Holy Spirit. No wonder why Catholics pray to Saints and Angels they have the extension to the right department, with all the calls to God and Jesus, it’s no wonder some dial directly the Mary the Mother of Jesus. When you think of a Kingdom the King does not perform the mundane chores for the Kingdom. Someone has to filter the calls. The Holy Spirit has a sense of humor but it makes sense. It makes a person think God saying, “You never invite me in now you want something.” “What you did not do for the less of my brothers you did not do to me.” (Matthew 25:45 NIV)