Thought I’d try something different, nope it’s like a sequel, (doh!), Christianity, God,
Stepped in the GPR to chill, read, and contemplate. I’ve been in Romans and thought to myself I’d try something different. Half-heartedly I prayed where to God? I was drawn to Hebrews. I opened up The Mirror Translation and started to read the intro and it smacked me in the head like a five year old with a baseball bat…
There it was again, “the revelation of our restored innocence based on the finished work of the cross… ” I am really liking this recurring theme of the cross and its restorative effect on me. The cross and his resurrection made my/mans original identity possible.
I was on Facebook this week and I saw this post:
” Did Adam and Eve have a closer relationship with God than we do? I say NO. In the Garden there was a visitaton. In us there is a habitation!”
I thought about it and replied:
“Yes no yesInitially, yes. Thet walked and talked in the garden, Adam blew that relationship and brought sin into the equation. Man was tied up with dependence on the law, rules and sacrifice (bummer). Jesus by coming to the earth abd sacrificing himself once and for all restored that original identity and redeemed innocence. We now have that same direct access with access to more.”
My original identity has been hard reset, I am walking in pre-fall factory default hard reset. All the garbage from the fall is essentially reset. The message of the Gospel walked out through Jesus ends that dominance of my earthly senses my spirit man is awakened to the relationship with which God has been courting us humans. “What God spoke to us in sonship (the incarnation), radiates his image and likeness in our redeemed innocence.” du Toit, TMT pg.191.
The Gospel in a nutshell is that the mission of the cross was a success! I no longer have to strive to reach a standard and comply to 10 main rules and over 600 minor laws. It’s not about what I have done wrong but what Jesus has done.
Yesterday I wrote on Romans 1:1, Pauls mandate/mantle that same mandate/mantle we walk in 2000 years later.
WOW! THINK ABOUT THAT!
God each and every day show me what you see and what you feel. Lord I want to walk in the spirit not bound by the flesh. Show me how to walk as a man who is already dead. Dead to the things of this world and totally alive to you.