Archive | October 2013

Do you believe what I believe about you?

Do you believe what I believe about you?

My definition of me does not define me accurately,  only God’s definition does an is the only one that matters.

God defines man, not man. He has only one view of all mankind and that is the one he originally designed in us.  We were each made pre-creation in His image. He is our blueprint! We were made in His image! He is our template. He is our father and unconditionally he likes us a lot. He sees everyone the same. There is no favorites,  he loves us ALL.

Song by Godfrey Birtill

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“Awareness of our Oneness” by Godfrey Birtill

Saw this post and it resonated within me. Christ IN me (all men). The two sections of scripture below are taken from the Mirror Word Bible. The whole concept of Christ in me (right now) in conjuction with the revelation of that of gazing into a mirror and seeing God in my reflection =Mind Blown!

The Lord and the Spirit are one; his Lordship sanctions our freedom. A freedom from rules chiseled in stone to the voice of our redeemed design echoingin our hearts!
[II Corinthians 3:17]

The days of window-shopping are over! In him every face is unveiled. In gazing with wonder at the blueprint likeness of God displayed in human form, we suddenly realize that we are looking at ourselves! Every feature of his image is mirrored in us! This is the most radical transformation engineered by the Spirit of the Lord; we are led from an inferior mind-set to the revealed endorsement of our authentic identity. Mankind is his glory! (The word, anakekalumeno, is a perfect passive participle from anakalupto; ana, a preposition denoting upward, to return again, and kalupto, to uncover, unveil. The word, katoptrizomenoi, is the present middle participle from katoptrizomai, meaning to gaze into a reflection, to mirror oneself. The word metamorphumetha is a present passive indicative from metamorpho; meta, together with, and meros, form. [The word commonly translated for sin, hamartia, is the opposite of this as ha, means without, and meros, form.] The word, eikon, translates as exact resemblance, image and likeness; eikon always assumes a prototype, that which it not merely resembles, but from that which it is drawn; doxa, glory, translates as mind-set, opinion from dokeo, authentic thought. Changed ‘from glory to glory’,  apo doxes eis doxan; eis, a point reached in conclusion; apo, away from, meaning away from the glory that previously defined us, i.e. our own achievements or disappointments, to the glory of our original design that now defines us. [Paul writes in Romans 1:17 about the unveiling of God’s righteousness and then says it is from faith to faith. Here he does not use the word apo, but the preposition, ek, which always denotes source or origin.] Two glories are mentioned in this chapter; the glory of the flesh, and the unfading glory of God’s image and likeness redeemed in us. The fading glory represented in the dispensation of the law of Moses is immediately superseded by the unveiling of Christ in us! Some translations of this scripture reads, “we are being changed from glory to glory.” This would suggest that change is gradual and will more than likely take a lifetime, which was the typical thinking that trapped Israel for forty years in the wilderness of unbelief! We cannot become more than what we already are in Christ. We do not grow more complete; we simply grow in the knowledge of our completeness! [See Col 3:10] We are not changed “from one degree of glory to another,” or step by step. How long does it take the beautiful swan to awaken to the truth of its design? The ugly duckling was an illusion! Whatever it was that endorsed the ‘ugly duckling’ mindset, co-died together with Christ!)
[II Corinthians 3:18]

And

The difference between a mere spectator and a participator is that both of them hear the same voice and perceive in its message the face of their own genesis reflected as in a mirror;
[James 1:23]

they realize that they are looking at themselves, but for the one it seems just too good to be true, he departs (back to his old way of seeing himself) and immediately forgets what manner of person he is; never giving another thought to the one he saw there in the mirror.
[James 1:24]

The other one is mesmerized by what he sees; he is captivated by the effect of a law that frees man from the obligation to the old written code that restricted him to his own efforts and willpower. No distraction or contradiction can dim the impact of what he sees in that mirror concerning the law of perfect liberty (the law of faith) that now frees him to get on with the act of living the life (of his original design.) He finds a new spontaneous lifestyle; the poetry of practical living. (The law of perfect liberty is the image and likeness of God revealed in Christ, now redeemed in man as in a mirror. Look deep enough into that law of faith that you may see there in its perfection a portrait that so resembles the original that he becomes distinctly visible in the spirit of your mind and in the face of every man you behold. I translated the word, parakupto, with mesmerized from para, a preposition indicating close proximity, originating from, denoting the point from which an action originates, intimate connection, and kupto, to bend, stoop down to view at close scrutiny; parameno, to remain captivated under the influence of; meno, to continue to be present. The word often translated as freedom, eleutheria, means without obligation; spontaneous.)
[James 1:25]

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The Mystery of Christ

I like the message of the song about our oneness:

“I’ve placed within you, The ability to see
As in a mirror, My likeness, in humanity.
My rivers of love flow out from your heart
You carry the light that shines in the dark

See my face in everyone
The old life gone, the new begun
Awakened to Awareness of our oneness

We are one! We are one!”

This message resonates with me as I have come to see Christ as a revelation of our shared humanity and divinity, and his resurrection and ascension can be seen as an awakening to our true identity in the mirror of our belovedness and innocence that is our birthright.

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Unconditionally (Katy Perry)

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In my past life I was the guy who is judgemental about everything. In my new predicament paradigm whatever you wanna call it. I now can see things totally different. I’m able to God in things that I totally overlooked before.

Katy Perry it’s probably not what you call the Christian role model. But her new album has some songs that are amazing. She might never know how she has been used by God but in my opinion I think she has been.

Unconditionally is one of those songs. When listening to the song, imagine that the words are those Of God being sung to you, to mankind. The only thing that is required of you (mankind) is acceptance. A total free and unconditional gift.

Ephesians 3

1 My ministry is not measured by the size of my prison cell. I am confined by his grace; Christ Jesus is the prison keeper. You are why I am here. (Grace measures my ministry; this prison cell cannot hide my message from you!)

2 It is common knowledge that I have been entrusted with a message that reveals how included you Gentiles are in the grace gift of God.

3 You must have heard how this mystery was revealed to me, in a dramatic disclosure that broke the silence of a long kept secret. I have previously written briefly about this.

4 In reading these words you will perceive my insight into the mystery of Christ. (The word, anaginosko, suggests an upward knowledge; to know again, to recognize, to read with recognition. Insight, sunesis, from sun + eimi, together “I am”, a flowing together like two rivers.)

5 In no previous generation has there been a more comprehensive and detailed understanding (of the full consequence of grace) as it has now been uncovered in the Spirit to his ambassadors who brought the prophetic promise into full view! Mankind (the sons of men) may now realize that the prophetic word is fulfilled in them! Everything the prophets saw is now declared! Both the prophets (who saw this in advance) and the apostles (who now proclaim this) are sanctioned in Christ.

6 The essence of what I see reveals the fact that the multitude of humanity are joint participants in the same inheritance (together with Israel). We are all part of one and the same body in Christ. The Good news is that God’s promise is equally relevant and applicable to all.

7 This Gospel defines my ministry; I am supercharged by the gift of his grace!

8 I am the lowest ranked saint by far. His grace qualifies me to declare this unexplored treasure of Christ in the nations. (My claim to fame emphasizes the fact that grace is a gift and certainly not a reward for good behavior.)

9 The mandate of my message is to make all men see. The unveiling of this eternal secret is to bring into public view an association that has always been hidden in God; Jesus Christ is the blueprint of creation. (Eph 1:4)

10 Every invisible authority and government in the arena of the heavenlies is now confronted with the display of the wisdom of God. The church acts like a prism that disperses the varied magnitude of God in human form.

11 Jesus Christ, our Boss and Owner, gives definition to God’s timeless pre-determined thought (from pro-thesis).

12 His faith in us gives our lives integrity. We echo and articulate the original conversation publicly. He is our platform to a global audience. (The word parrhesia, from para, a preposition indicating close proximity, a thing proceeding from a sphere of influence, with a suggestion of union of place of residence, to have sprung from its author and giver, originating from, denoting the point from which an action originates, intimate connection; and rhesia, conversation. In him we express ourselves freely and openly.)

13 You have no reason to feel embarrassed or responsible because of what I am suffering; rather feel honored!

14 Overwhelmed by what grace communicates, I bow my knees in awe before the Father.

15 Every family in heaven and on earth originates in him; his is mankind’s family name and he remains the authentic identity of every nation.

16 I desire for you to realize what the Father has always envisaged for you, so that you may know the magnitude of his intent, and be dynamically reinforced in your inner being by the Spirit of God. (The word, doxa, opinion or intent.)

17 This will ignite your faith to fully grasp the reality of the indwelling Christ. You are rooted and founded in love. Love is your invisible inner source, just like the root system of a tree and the foundation of a building. (The dimensions of your inner person exceed any other capacity that could possibly define you.)

18 Love is your reservoir of super human strength which causes you to see everyone equally sanctified in the context of the limitless extent of love’s breadth and length, and the extremities of its dimensions in depth and height. (The word, exischuo means to be entirely competent, to be empowered to comprehend. The word katalambano, means to come to terms with, to make one’s own. Rom 12:13 Purpose with resolve to treat strangers as saints; pursue and embrace them with fondness as friends on equal terms of fellowship. Rom 12:16 Esteem everyone with the same respect; no one is more important than the other. Associate yourself rather with the lowly than with the lofty. Do not distance yourself from others in your own mind. [“Take a real interest in ordinary people.”— JB Phillips] In the breadth and length we see the horizontal extent of the love of Christ: the complete inclusion of the human race. 2 Cor 5:14,16. The depth of his love reveals how his love rescued us from the deepest pits of hellish despair and led us as trophies in his triumphant procession on high. Eph 2:5,6, Eph 4:8-10, Col 3:1-4)

19 I desire for you to become intimately acquainted with the love of Christ on the deepest possible level; far beyond the reach of a mere academic, intellectual grasp. Within the scope of this equation God finds the ultimate expression of himself in you. (So that you may be filled with all the fullness of God! Awaken to the consciousness of his closeness! Separation is an illusion! Oneness was God’s idea all along! He desires to express himself through your touch, your voice, your presence; he is so happy to dwell in you! There is no place in the universe where he would rather be!)

20 We celebrate him who supercharges us powerfully from within. Our biggest request or most amazing dream cannot match the extravagant proportion of his thoughts towards us.

21 He is both the author and conclusion of the glory on display in the ekklesia,mirrored in Christ Jesus. The encore continues throughout every generation, not only in this age but also in the countless ages to come. Amen! (The word, ekklesia, often translated church, comes from ek, a preposition always denoting origin, and klesia from kaleo, to identify by name, to surname; the ekklesia is the expression of his image and likeness redeemed in human life.)

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Don’t over complicate it

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Romans 11:32-33

32 In God’s calculation the mass of humanity is trapped in unbelief. This qualifies all mankind for his mercy.

33 I am overwhelmed by the limitless extent of the wealth of God’s wisdom and the perfection of his knowledge. How we have failed to explore or fathom the conclusion of his resolve! In our clumsy efforts to find him, we have completely lost track of God.
                                      Mirror Word Bible

Our meat sacks called flesh, house the most amazing thing ever. Christ in us! He is not out there in the great expanse of space, he came down to earth to be forever with man. You are his permanent address.

1 Corinthians 6:20

20 You are bought and paid for, spirit, soul, and body! All of you are his! Live your life conscious of the enormous price with which God has valued you! Your whole being belongs to him and exhibits him! You are his address; you are his real estate

He is already in us from the beginning of time waiting for us to recognize that. He is mans true original identity. Mans blueprint is based on God’s image.

1 John 2:8

At the same time, it is a new commandment that I am writing to you, which is true in him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining.
                                                      ESV

Grace, righteousness, forgiveness, holiness, purity, newness, are all free gifts provided at the cross. There is nothing you have to do to gain access to any of this. No works you can do will ever get you anymore favor, anymore faith, anymore blessing then you were already given. Christ gave all to everyone at the same level.

Colosians 1:17-21

17 He is the initiator of all things therefore everything finds its relevance and its true pattern only in him.

18 The ekklesia (church) is the visible expression (body) of which Jesus is the head. He is the principle rank of authority who leads the triumphant procession of our new birth out of the region of the dead. His pre-eminent rank is beyond threat. (“ … leading the resurrection parade” —The Message)

19 The full measure of everything God has in mind for man indwells him. (“So spacious is he, so roomy, that everything of God finds its proper place in him without crowding.” — The Message)

20 He initiated the reconciliation of all things to himself. Through the blood of the cross God restored the original harmony. His reign of peace now extends to every visible thing upon the earth as well as those invisible things which are in the heavenly realm. (The heavens, ouranos, a place of elevation, from oros, a mountain, from airo, to lift, to raise, to elevate,  “Not only that, but all the broken and dislocated pieces of the universe, people and things, animals and atoms, get properly fixed and fit together in vibrant harmonies, all because of his death.” — The Message. )

21 Your indifferent mind-set alienated you from God into a lifestyle of annoyances, hardships, and labors. Yet he has now fully reconciled and restored you to your original design. (The word, poneros, means annoyances, hardships, and labors, often translated as evil. [See Septuagint: tree of knowledge of good and hard labor!] To reconcile: apokatallasso, fully restored to the original value. [In Thayer Definition: to change, exchange, as coins for others of equivalent value.])

As in a Mirror

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The bible was not made in the likeness and in the image of God but you were. All of this picture is about Jesus but all of Jesus is about you. The good news is not that you can give your life to God but that God gave his life to you. The good news is that first of all that God saw something more important in you then in heaven. That is why left heaven and became a man.

In 2 Corinthians 3:18 it starts out “The days of window shopping are over!” Window shopping infers that you are just looking or you don’t have any cash to buy something you want. The days of just looking are over. Through the cross Jesus paid for us. We have been pre-paid! Remember, it is finished? It’s done! Our original identity has been reset. Our pre Genesis is what will always be seen as by God. A mirror shows only what is directly in front of it at that exact moment. It does not show the past or the future. When we look into the mirror that God is holding for us to look into it says ” In him every face is unveiled. In gazing with wonder at the blueprint likeness of God displayed in human form, we suddenly realize that we are looking at ourselves! Every feature of his image is mirrored in us!” The stepping into righteousness is not only immediate it’s so immediate it’s past tense.

Ephesians 2:13
But now, wow! Everything has changed; you have discovered yourselves to be located in Christ. What once seemed so distant is now so near; his blood reveals your redeemed innocence and authentic genesis.

2 Corinthians 3:18
The days of window-shopping are over! In him every face is unveiled. In gazing with wonder at the blueprint likeness of God displayed in human form, we suddenly realize that we are looking at ourselves! Every feature of his image is mirrored in us! This is the most radical transformation engineered by the Spirit of the Lord; we are led from an inferior mind-set to the revealed endorsement of our authentic identity. Mankind is his glory! (The word, anakekalumeno, is a perfect passive participle from anakalupto; ana, a preposition denoting upward, to return again, and kalupto, to uncover, unveil. The word, katoptrizomenoi, is the present middle participle from katoptrizomai, meaning to gaze into a reflection, to mirror oneself. The word metamorphumetha is a present passive indicative from metamorpho; meta, together with, and meros, form. [The word commonly translated for sin, hamartia, is the opposite of this as ha, means without, and meros, form.] The word, eikon, translates as exact resemblance, image and likeness; eikon always assumes a prototype, that which it not merely resembles, but from that which it is drawn; doxa, glory, translates as mind-set, opinion from dokeo, authentic thought. Changed ‘from glory to glory’,  apo doxes eis doxan; eis, a point reached in conclusion; apo, away from, meaning away from the glory that previously defined us, i.e. our own achievements or disappointments, to the glory of our original design that now defines us. [Paul writes in Romans 1:17 about the unveiling of God’s righteousness and then says it is from faith to faith. Here he does not use the word apo, but the preposition, ek, which always denotes source or origin.] Two glories are mentioned in this chapter; the glory of the flesh, and the unfading glory of God’s image and likeness redeemed in us. The fading glory represented in the dispensation of the law of Moses is immediately superseded by the unveiling of Christ in us! Some translations of this scripture reads, “we are being changed from glory to glory.” This would suggest that change is gradual and will more than likely take a lifetime, which was the typical thinking that trapped Israel for forty years in the wilderness of unbelief! We cannot become more than what we already are in Christ. We do not grow more complete; we simply grow in the knowledge of our completeness! [See Col 3:10] We are not changed “from one degree of glory to another,” or step by step. How long does it take the beautiful swan to awaken to the truth of its design? The ugly duckling was an illusion! Whatever it was that endorsed the ‘ugly duckling’ mindset, co-died together with Christ!)
[II Corinthians 3:1]

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James 2:22-25

22 Give the word your undivided attention; do not underestimate yourself. Make the calculation. There can only be one logical conclusion: your authentic origin is mirrored in the word. You are God’s poem; let his voice make poetry of your life!

(The word, akroate, means intent listening. James is not promoting the doing of the law of works; he is defining the law of perfect liberty. Doing the word begins with your undivided attention to the face of your birth. A doer of the Word, poetes, means poet. Make the calculation, paralogizomai, from para, a preposition indicating close proximity, union, and logizomai, to reckon the logic in any calculation.)

23 The difference between a mere spectator and a participator is that both of them hear the same voice and perceive in its message the face of their own genesis reflected as in a mirror;

24 they realize that they are looking at themselves, but for the one it seems just too good to be true, he departs (back to his old way of seeing himself) and immediately forgets what manner of person he is; never giving another thought to the one he saw there in the mirror.

25 The other one is mesmerized by what he sees; he is captivated by the effect of a law that frees man from the obligation to the old written code that restricted him to his own efforts and willpower. No distraction or contradiction can dim the impact of what he sees in that mirror concerning the law of perfect liberty (the law of faith) that now frees him to get on with the act of living the life (of his original design.) He finds a new spontaneous lifestyle; the poetry of practical living. (The law of perfect liberty is the image and likeness of God revealed in Christ, now redeemed in man as in a mirror. Look deep enough into that law of faith that you may see there in its perfection a portrait that so resembles the original that he becomes distinctly visible in the spirit of your mind and in the face of every man you behold. I translated the word, parakupto, with mesmerized from para a preposition indicating close proximity, originating from, denoting the point from which an action originates, intimate connection, and kupto, to bend, stoop down to view at close scrutiny; parameno, to remain captivated under the influence of; meno, to continue to be present. The word often translated as freedom, eleutheria, means without obligation; spontaneous.)

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Mind Blown

We were known before the creation, He will have only one view of me eternally. That life that was in Christ from the beginning is my union. The revelation of my blueprint, my original identity,  and redeemed innocence.

2 Corinthians 3:18, the revelation of seeing oneself outside of time and space to what God has put and sees in me is a mind blower.

Makes me want to say “it can’t be that!” But it is what he meant!

My true likeness is Him!

What’s true of Him is true of you.

1 John 1- 4
Mirror Word

1 The Logos is the source; everything commences in him. The initial reports concerning him that have reached our ears, that which we indeed bore witness to with our own eyes, to the point that we became irresistibly attracted, now captivates our gaze. In him we witnessed tangible life in its most articulate form. (To touch, psallo, to touch the string of a musical instrument, thus resonance.)

2  The same life that was with the Father from the beginning, now dawned on us! The infinite life of the Father became visible before our eyes in a human person! (In the beginning “was” the word; eimi, timeless existence, “I am”)

3  We include you in this conversation; you are the immediate audience of the logic of God! This is the word that always was; we saw him incarnate and witnessed his language as defining our lives. In the incarnation Jesus includes mankind in the eternal friendship of the Father and the son! This life now finds expression in an unreserved union.

4  What we enjoy equally belongs to you! I am writing this for your reference, so that joy may be yours in its most complete measure. (In all these years since the ascension of Jesus, John now ninety years old continues to enjoy unhindered friendship with God and desires to extend this same fellowship to everyone through this writing.)

(See 1 John 1 in Breath of Life by Andre Rabe:

1:1 That which is most significant in time, first in position, and highest in rank, that which is original, entered our ears and we recognized its authenticity. It opened our eyes and we have gazed upon it ever since!

1:2  This Word is life and has become a present and tangible reality for us. Life appeared and captured our attention – we resonate with confirmation. We cannot but declare to you that this is absolute life, the way Father intended it from the very start. It is now so clear to us.

1:3  That which awakened our ears and arrested our attention, is what we declare to you, in the confidence that the same intimacy we enjoy, will be ignited in you also! This fellowship, this entanglement is with the Father and with His son Jesus Christ.

1:4  We write this that you may enjoy this perfect delight with us.)
[I John 1:1-4]

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Ephesians 2

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Mirror Word

Picture where God found us. We were in a death trap of an inferior lifestyle, constantly living below the blueprint measure of our lives. (Sin is hamartia, which comes from ha + meros, meaning without form or without our allotted portion.)

We were all part of a common pattern, swept along under a powerful invisible influence, a spirit-energy that adopted us as sons to its dictate through unbelief.

Throughout that time everyone of us were warped and corrupted in our conduct snared in a jumble of forbidden lusts, driven by the desires of the senses, totally engaged in an expression of a life ruled by mind games; it was as if a twisted passion parented a universal breed of people.

None of this could distract from the extravagant love of God; he continued to love us with the exact same intensity.

This is how grace rescued us: sin left us dead towards God, like spiritual corpses; yet in that state of deadness and indifference, God co-quickened us together with Christ. Sin proved how dead we were (the law confirmed it!) Grace reveals how alive we now are (the gospel announces it!) Before anyone but God believed it, he made us alive together with him and raised us up together with him. (We had no contribution to our salvation! God’s master-plan unfolded in the mystery of the gospel declaring our joint inclusion in Christ’s death and resurrection; God found us in Christ before he lost us in Adam! [Eph 1:4] In the economy of God, when Jesus died we died. God saw us in Christ, in his death and resurrection before we saw ourselves there! He declared our co-resurrection with Christ 800 BC [Hos 6:2]!)

(As much as we were co-included in his death,) we are co-included in his resurrection. We are also elevated in his ascension to be equally present in the throne room of the heavenly realm where we are co-seated with him in his executive authority. We are fully represented in Christ Jesus. (Our joint position in Christ defines us; this can never again be a distant goal to reach through religious devotion or striving, but our immediate reference. Col 3:1-3)

(In a single triumphant act of righteousness God saved us from the “guttermost” to the uttermost. Here we are now, revealed in Christ in the highest possible position of bliss! If man’s sad history could not distract from the extravagant love of God,) imagine how God is now able for timeless perpetuity (the eternal future) to exhibit the trophy of the wealth of his grace demonstrated in his kindness towards us in Christ Jesus. Grace exhibits excessive evidence of the success of the cross.

Your salvation is not a reward for good behavior! It was a grace thing from start to finish; you had no hand in it. Even the gift to believe simply reflects his faith! (You did not invent faith; it was God’s faith to begin with! It is from faith to faith, [Rom 1:17] He is both the source and conclusion of faith. [Heb 12:2])

If this could be accomplished through any action of yours then there would be ground for boasting.

We are engineered by his design; he molded and manufactured us in Christ. We are his workmanship, his poetry. (God finds inspired expression of Christ in us. The Greek word for workmanship is poeima.) We are fully fit to do good, equipped to give attractive evidence of his likeness in us in everything we do. (God has done everything possible to find spontaneous and effortless expression of his character in us in our everyday lifestyle. The word, proetoimatso, translates a notion that God has prepared a highway for us to lead us out like kings, just like the Oriental custom, where people would go before a king to level the roads to make it possible for the king to journey with ease and comfort. [Isa 40:3-5])

Remember where you came from; (not only were you spiritually dead but) it wasn’t long ago when you were still classified as non-Jewish, judging on the surface you had nothing that linked you to them. They sneered at you because you didn’t share their distinguishing mark of circumcision, which was their claim to fame!

During that time you were distanced from the Messianic hope; you had nothing in common with Israel. You felt foreign to the covenants of prophetic promise, living a life with nothing to look forward to in a world where God seemed absent.

But now, wow! Everything has changed; you have discovered yourselves to be located in Christ. What once seemed so distant is now so near; his blood reveals your redeemed innocence and authentic genesis.

It is in him that we are one and at peace with everyone; he dissolved every definition of division.

In his incarnation, he rendered the entire Jewish system of ceremonial laws and regulations useless as a measure to justify human life and conduct. In that he died humanity’s death all grounds for tension and hostility were entirely removed. The peace he proclaims reveals one new human race, created and defined in Christ, instead of two groups of people separated by their ethnic identity and differences.

Both parties are fully represented and reconciled to God in one human body through the cross. He reinstated the former harmony; all opposing elements were thus utterly defeated.

On that basis he made his public appearance, proclaiming the good news of peace to universal mankind; both those who felt left out in the cold (as far as the promises and covenants were concerned), as well as to those who were near all along (because of their Jewish identity),

Because of Christ both Jew and Gentile now enjoy equal access to the Father in one Spirit.

The conclusion is clear, you are no longer frowned upon as a foreigner; you are where you belong and part of an intimate family where no-one is suspicious or inferior.

Your lives now give visible definition to the spiritual structure, having been built into it by God upon the foundation that the prophets and apostles proclaimed. The first evidence of this building was Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone. (He is the first visible testimony to the restored image and likeness of God in human form.)

In him everyone of us are like living Lego blocks fitted together of the same fabric (conversation), giving ever increasing articulation to a global mobile sanctuary intertwined in the Lord. (The word, sunarmologeo, come from sun, meaning union, harmo meaning harmony, and logeo meaning conversation. The word, auxano, means expanding with growth. The word, naos, is translated as the most sacred dwelling space.)

In him you are co-constructed together as God’s permanent spiritual residence. You are God’s address!

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Does God have a Clue …?!

Does God have a clue
what it’s like to be you?

By Andre Rabe
www.hearhim.net

Does a God who sees all
does He understand?
Can He imagine the limitations,
the shortsightedness of human life?
As Job once asked: Do You have eyes of flesh?
Are Your days like the days of man?
Can He comprehend such blindness,
to who’s eyes all is clear?

Has God ever lived by faith
and not by sight?

Can a God who is all-knowing
Can He identify with
a being as me – facing uncertainty
trapped in situations
where the outcome is not clear
How does He know
what it is like to not know all

Could the limitless One endure the confines of human life?
Could he bear the ordinary existence of a man?
Is He powerful enough to become so weak?
Is He all-knowing enough to know our doubt?

If life was only neutral,
faith wouldn’t have been so unusual.
But often, the mundane turns to pain
Our uncertainties become frightfully clear:
Here where we live,
there is rejection,
there is shame,
there is injustice.

Does God have any idea
what it is like to be here?

Has the All-powerful One, ever been helpless?
Has the immortal God, ever faced death?
Has this God ever really experienced conflict or confusion?
Has He been tempted?
Does God have any clue,
what it is like to be you/me?

I love your questions, now hear my reply:
I came … and became all that you are
Willingly subjecting myself to every human limitation
I saw with eyes of flesh
Not all was clear, not all was bare
when I became you.
The incarnation is my answer.

He had to grow, he had to learn,
An ordinary man, a carpenter, most of his life
The routine, the frustrations,
the anxieties of daily life, he understands.
Yet, he began to remember, began to see,
discovered a faith, that allowed him to perceive,
the spectacular beyond the visible.

The Word became flesh,
entered our domain of conflict and shame.
Falsely accused, brutally abused
As nails were driven through His flesh,
He even knew even our doubt …
and on our behalf cried out:
My God, my God, Why?
Have you forsaken me?
But then, as God, he answered:
By entering our hell he declares:
I will rather go to hell than forsake you.
Even when you are at your worst
I will not turn my face or despise you
He experienced our torment, ……
felt our pain,
subjected to our injustice
wounded by our violence
assumed even our doubt.
He came in the form of sinful flesh,
exposed Himself in the most vulnerable state,
defined Himself in a human face.

He knows you
He has experienced everything you have experienced, with you
For in Him all things consists …
including you
You were in Him, when He became man … he became you.

Do you have a clue,
how well God knows you.
He invites you to see what He sees,
And to know as you have always been known.
For the moment you become aware of him,
your hell becomes heaven.

He does not save by legal transaction
He does not heal from afar by magic incantations
He heals what He becomes, He saves what He assumes.
He became all that you are
so that you may be all he is.
Our atonement secured by His at-one-ment with us
He embraced us when we were at our worst,
that we might share in His best: resurrection life.

Right now, wherever you might find yourself,
He is with you, He is for you, He loves you
and wants to turn your life into the greatest romantic adventure.
Simply become aware of His closeness.

– See more at: http://hearhim.net/wordpress/2013/10/01/does-god-have-a-clue/#sthash.V1LMa0BU.dpuf

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