So when we say “Wow! Did God ever show up tonight! ”
What are we thinking? This implies he comes and goes and shows up when He pleases or when we really press in or impress Him. It implies that “we” did something to bring God in, as in we coerced Him in some way.
That was me, that was my mentality for 30+ years. Maybe I prayed more fervently, maybe the praise and worship was that good, maybe I kept my thoughts more pure that week then the week before, or maybe….. well maybe you get what I’m getting at. But in case you don’t I’ll lay it out there. He has never left. He has never thought less of you and I ever. His love is is very essence he is not bi-polar. He does not change His view of mankind ever. He forgave us before the world was formed (Ephesians 1:4) He reconciled “ALL” things not just the ones He thought were pressing into Him, but ALL! (Colossians 1:20). Nothing I could ever do could change that!
I used to run from Him when I felt guilty and ashamed of my self because I was so sin conscious. Romans 8:1 says there is “no more condemnation for those in Christ…” If he reconciled ALL , He brought us ALL into Him. There is no separation from Him. There is no ability for Him to “show up” He’s already and always in you! It’s like The Matrix, we need to wake up and realign our thinking. We or I have aways felt it was on me to coerce God or had to attain some spiritual level to be worthy.
You always hear John 3:16 but you need to also look beyond 16
John 3:16-18 NLT
“For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him. “There is no judgment against anyone who believes in him…
Those who believe in Him are new creations ALL is new! There is now no more condemnation!
My identity your identity is found in this! His definition of you is forgiven, holy, pure, whole, complete (NOW!). There is no distance and delay in your j I kķlllllllllllllj standing to God. It was a done deal. You are not partially righteous or sanctified when you believe, you are complete at that moment! It’s like a a treasure buried in a field. The field is just a field nothing special but once you realize there is gold in the ground it now has known worth or value. It was there all along! But it was undervalued because the owner did not know what was inside.
Man is that land. We have God Himself inside of all of us but we live on a lower plane a lower consciousness. We see the short comings while God sees the Gold.
We think it is amazing when God shows up because that is what we have allowed ourselves to be deceived into believing. In reality He is there all the time He never leaves or His power never wanes. It’s our belief or inability to comprehend that is the issue.
Is it “when God shows up” or when we open our eyes to see Him sitting there, He’s been waiting for us on our inside not the other way around.
… through the anointed One, he gave us (all mankind) every spiritual blessing which he had in heavenly places. Because he loved us ( all inclusive) he chose us (all inclusive and unconditionally) before the foundation of the world (before we had a chance to mess up) to be sacred and blameless in his sight ( the only view he will ever have or know about you). He is the One who, before anything was created, set us apart to be adopted into HIS FAMILY through Jesus the anointed One.
This is the gospel this is the good news that you have a creator who loves ALL unconditionally and unconventional like too. The only view he had of you and will ever have is his perfect spotless child and heir. You are complete in him now not some future date but now. When you realize your identity and who you are it changes everything. What used to be sin management becomes a fading memory. Once you know who you are you really don’t want to do those things that bound you up with guilt and condemnation. Your priorities change. When identity is struck on your heart all things are new.
If you found out that you had one month to live you would probably change everything in your life. You wouldn’t worry over the small things you wouldn’t look at your daily interactive the same. Every moment would be lived to its fullest and you would drink in everything around you. The same effect happens when you step into the revelation of who God says you are, with the definition that God has declared over you!