Original Identity and reflection of Redeemed Innocence! Seeing in the Spirit rather than the natural eyes
In Jesus Christ you individually discover who you are. In addressing you, I am dressed all in room. I am convinced of God’s love for you; he restore you to the harmony of your original design; you were made holy in Christ Jesus; no wonder that you are surnamed Saints. Is Grey’s gift in Christ secures your total well being. The father of the Lord Jesus Christ is ours also, he is our God. My great joy is to realize that your face is announced throughout the entire world. Total cosmos is our audience. I am totally engaged in my spirit in the Gospel of Gods son, constantly including you in my prayers, God is my witness.
When you look at Jesus do you see a man what do you see God? I have always looked at Jesus not as just a man but as a God, I have never been able to separate the two. When I picture him speaking to the children or feeding the 5000 I see a man with the omniscience of God. Jesus saw into the spirit. When Jesus called Peter to walk on the water Peter initially stepped out in faith but immediately his eyes were overwhelmed by the natural and was immediately sunk.
Jesus did not come to the planet not to upgrade the cage of Judaism or to start a new one called Christianity but to totally blow out any paradigm. He came to reveal, reclaim, and redeem the image of God in us. The initial pre Adams fall blueprint was restored in us via his death and resurrection. In Genesis it talks about how Adam and God walked and talked in the garden. There was a relationship there like no other. ADAM WALKED AND TALKED WITH GOD! When Moses asked to see God;
Exodus 33:19 The LORD replied, “I will make all my goodness pass before you, and I will call out my name, Yahweh,c before you. For I will show mercy to anyone I choose, and I will show compassion to anyone I choose. 20But you may not look directly at my face, for no one may see me and live.” 21The LORD continued, “Look, stand near me on this rock. 22As my glorious presence passes by, I will hide you in the crevice of the rock and cover you with my hand until I have passed by. 23Then I will remove my hand and let you see me from behind. But my face will not be seen.”
Moses was not able to behold Gods face, the glory was so much that I assume it would have killed him. Instead, he was allowed to watch Gods backside after he passed. Whereas Adam walked with God! Let me repeat that, Adam walked with God!
God’s plan before the very foundation of the Earth was that we would walk with Him. Adam messed up and bought sin into the equation but through Jesus, when the stone was rolled away, we were raised together with him, restoring our original (pre-Adam oops) identity and mirror reflect the integrity of their/our redeemed innocence.
Romans announces the truth about the restoration of the Christians original identity and reflection of redeemed innocence!
Walking in the spirit;
We are not of this world, through this restoration to our original identity and redeemed innocence we should not just feel called but compelled to walk away from the carnal man but driven to shed the constraints of this physical life. I am pressing in to see what God has for me. I want more than this life has to offer. Daily it is a process to walk away from sin and into my pre-Adam relationship with God. God has now spoiled me with his grace.
I was driving my daughter to a babysitting job yesterday and it’s about 18 miles one way. On the way there people were trying my Christianity. I seem to be a magnet for yahoo drivers, why am I the guy that people feel lead to cut off? My road rage-omoter was being put to test. I was about 8 mikes from home driving up to the 71 and150th intersection when a mini van pulls out of Sonic cutting across two lanes directly in front of me bringing me from 45 mph to 15 mph with a slam of the brakes. I veerwd into the right lane and cruised by him and my indignation was rising. When suddenly I heard a voice speaking “what world are you in?” Immediately my anger left and put myself into the mindset of “I want to be in original identity. ”
This original identity redeemed innocence is mind blowing.
I walked into church with the above percolating in me. Lloyd Rindels started out in Colossians 3 and was speaking on the new covenant that this grace we are to walk into. I feel it ties into this.
Colossians 3:1-4 NLT
Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand. Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God. And when Christ, who is your life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all his glory.
I died with Christ my real life is hidden IN Him! I died to the sin life I am daily waking to this new reality, this new freedom.
God redeem my life, free me to see in the spirit, I want to die to me.
Philippians 1:21 NIV
For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.
Colossians 1:3-6 NLT
This same Good News that came to you is going out all over the world. It is bearing fruit everywhere by changing lives, just as it changed your lives from the day you first heard and understood the truth about God’s wonderful grace.
I love Original Identity…great teaching, perfect scriptures to back it up and then your near road rage incident is awesome! It takes focus and dedication to remember that we are not of this world and act accordingly! Great piece…..Thank you so much!
Thanks, ive. Been living in Romans dor the past month and it has made a huge impact