… 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!
“We reduce the Gospel to just a message of heaven and hell. Here is your ticket to get in and a way to avoid hell. The good news is first of all not that there is a heaven to go to or a hell to avoid. The good news first of all is that God left heaven to be with you right now. The implications of the gospel is not first of all for some future event. God wants you to understand the implications of what he has done for you in this present moment. ”
We have historically looked at heaven as our end point our destination… God came down to meet us here and now. He is found in me. He is in mankind waiting for each of us to discover the destination is Him (in Him). God has come to bring wholeness and fullness here and now.
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 lead from an inferior mind-set to the revealed endorsement of our authentic identity. Mankind is his glory!
A mirror sees the current reflection, not a past or future image. In verse 18 it says he sees us and we see us. They are the same image! He paid for our sins and to him it is gone cast faraway never to be seen again. He sees me forgiven, whole, and perfect (NOW!)
I don’t watch as much TV as I used to. I avoid the prime time sitcoms like the plague. However I have gound shows von. A&E, the Discovery Channel, and the History Channel. I’ve watched Duck Dynasty with mixed reactions. After watching the clip below I have a renewed respect for the show. I’m going to let the clip speak fir itself.
“I am the MacGyver of cooking. If you bring me a piece of bread, cabbage, coconut, mustard greens, pigs feet, pine cones…and a woodpecker, I’ll make you a good chicken pot pie.” — Si Roberson