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What what?!?!

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He is, the I AM, in me!

He came to reveal himself to mankind.  He came to reveal himself in each of us. He left heaven to show his self to us in each of us. He became flesh incarnate, he took on a body and was became just like us. He was not a super hero. He went through the same temptations we did. He was so average he had to be pointed out in a crowd for the pharasees. Nothing physically set him off.

The big difference was he knew his identity.  HE KNEW his relation to God. 

We were created in the  likeness of God. Adam was a prototype,  Jesus was the ultimate prototype. We were made in the same mold. We are joint heirs with Christ. Jesus knew his origin.  Everything he did on earth was done in relationship to his identity with his father (God).

I am copy and pasting the verses below from a past post.

John 5:30 
By myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me.

John 6:38 
For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me.

John 8:28 
So Jesus said, “When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he and that I do nothing on my own but speak just what the Father has taught me.

John 12:49 
For I did not speak on my own, but the Father who sent me commanded me to say all that I have spoken.Now with that being said,  we are sons and daughters of God.  We are not adopted sons and daughters or black sheep im the family.  Before the creation of the world it says he knew us.

Jesus moved and flowed out of identity. He did all out of a paradigm of following in his father’s ways.

Heb 2:11
New Living Translation

So now Jesus and the ones he makes holy have the same Father. That is why Jesus is not ashamed to call them his brothers and sisters.

We share the same origin, we have the same father. We are not adopted,  we are not the black sheep of the family. We are direct sons and daughters!  I have had to shed my bad notions my garbage thoughts on this. I have always heard and used the wording of adopted sons and daughters, but have found that the wording of adoption.

Ephesians 1:5

He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will,

The use of the word adoption here is not the typical western use. It is actually more along the lines of the Jewish barmitzva or coming of age.

Galations 4:5-7
His mandate was to rescue the human race from the regime of the law of performance and announce the revelation of the sonship in God.

To seal our sonship God has commissioned the spirit of sonship resonate the Abba echo in our hearts; and now in our innermost being we recognize him as our true and very dear Father.

Can you see how foolish it would be for a son to immediately participate in all the wealth of God’s inheritance which is yours because of Christ.

We were co-crucified, co-buried, and co-resurrected with Christ (in him). Jesus moved as a son not a servant or beggar, but as a son! We being sons and daughters need to walk in that same revelation. Your true identity,  your original blueprint,  your you, is based on the relation of sonship. He left heaven to reveal this for you!

That is all for now. …….

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Speaking beyond words

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A man had been looking at the reflection of the moon on a lake,  it was reflected on the ripples,  he was trying to get a accurate view of the moon on the water but it was continually moving.

He was getting frustrated until he looked up and saw the moon, the original the source is the best place to look.

2 Corinthians 4:4

The survival and self-improvement programs of the religious systems of the world reveal the minds of the unbelievers; exploiting their ignorance about their true origins and their redeemed innocence.  The veil of unbelief obstructs a person’s view and keeps one from seeing what the light of the gospel so clearly reveals: the glory of God is the image and likeness of our Maker redeemed in human form; this is what the gospel of Christ is all about.

To find the truth look to the very source. God is not confused about you, we need not be confused about God. How does he see you? How do you see him?  Your beliefs about God determines your view. From age 6 to 6 months ago I had a view of God as judgemental and it kept me from seeing God rightly and in return seeing how he sees me. I love the Bible and have had a renewed hunger for digging into it. I have noticed in Paul’s writings in the NT he wrote the words “In Him.” Him/He is the source. Look to the source.  The word is like a manual. A lawn mower tells all bout the lawnmower but guess what? It won’t cut your grass. You need the mower. The Bible points and tells all about God but we need to look at and towards Him. We were made in his image. We are to be a son/daughter. His image his children! I was under the false idea that after the Adam fiasco we were cut off from sonship and it would be restored after our death.

John 3:16-17 states ” For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

God did not come to condemn us!  He really really likes us! He is not bi-polar or unsure of himself. God

The value of land is redefined upon the discovery of gold, silver, or oil within its boundaries.  We are like that land upon finding Christ in us we are redefined,  metamorphosed into our our original identity.  Our blueprint has been re- genesised!  He has been there all along! The treasure has to be revealed.

It is finished,  God was done he entered into rest. ..

Entering into rest, grace is a gift it can not ba attained on our own efforts,  its in dieing to self and availing to his  rest…

He did it it is finished.

Matthew 13:44

Faith is not something we do to overcome the reluctance of God

A little leaven law keeps you busy as to miss Christ

Pray from the throne room not to the throne room

Hampster wheel mentality,  our works are that vain. On a wheel bound for sedentary

He does not impute my sins against me, there is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ!  He died for my sins,  he forgave them once, he does not need to re-die or re-resurrect.

(Not gonna lie,  these were literally my unedited notes. They may seem a bit random towards the end…. plz deal with it)

Did the big guy know who he was? (A true Father’s Day gift)

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I have been thinking about Jesus as the pattern son or the template we are supposed to emulate. It was around February 2013 that I feel God really started to work in me the concept of identity. One of my favorite quotes has become:

“What I think/say about God does not define me, what God thinks/says about me defines me”

This past week I started to notice Jesus and how he dealt with identity.  He moved  not on what people said about him or wanted of him. I have listed a few verses that show how Jesus moved. There is a common thread in the verses,  and that is in Jesus’s relationship with his Father.  His relationship is that of a son. He knows his identity. He moves in that relationship. He is secure in his identity and his relation as a son.

John 5:18-20

18 Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.
19 Then answered Jesus and said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he sees the Father do: for what things soever he does, these also does the Son likewise. 
20 For the Father loves the Son, and shows him all things that himself does: and he will show him greater works than these, that you may marvel. …

John 5:30 

By myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me.

John 6:38 

For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me.

John 8:28 

So Jesus said, “When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he and that I do nothing on my own but speak just what the Father has taught me.

John 12:49 

For I did not speak on my own, but the Father who sent me commanded me to say all that I have spoken.

Now with that being said,  we are sons and daughters of God.  We are not adopted sons and daughters or black sheep im the family.  Before the creation of the world it says he knew us.

John 1:1

In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Jeremiah 1:5

Before I formed you in the belly I knew you; and before you came forth out of the womb I sanctified you, and I ordained you a prophet to the nations. 

He knew me before created the world.  He created all of mankind to be his sons and daughters. Many of us have garbage and or baggage to get rid of in regards to identity. The only source for our true blueprint has to be what God says about us. He declares us whole and pure before him. With Adams fall we automatically came with a sin nature. Andrew Farley asks the question “How many sins does it require for us to fall short? ” the answer is not one it is actually zero. This all due to Adam. Jesus died on the cross and we were co-crucified with him.  We were co-resurrected and forgiven one time for all sin.  This act redeemed our innocence.  It restored our original design.  A re-genesis for all mankind if they choose to walk in sonship. That sonship is our identity.  We have that same relationship a shared identity.  Our true identity is found in Him.

2 Timothy 1:1 and 1:9

The amazing news of announcing this life which is unveiled in Christ Jesus is what my ministry is all about!  The promise is a person!  I, Paul,  am a man on a mission;  God’s delightful desire sponsors me!

He rescued the integrity of our original design and revealed that we have always been his own from the beginning, even before time was. This has nothing to do with anything we did to qualify or disqualify ourselves. We are not talking religious good works or karma here.  Jesus unveils grace to be the eternal intent of God! Grace celebrates our pre-creation innocence and now declares our redeemed union with God in Christ Jesus.

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Addendum:

This is in reality a true Father’s Day gift. To know your daddy and to know his heart towards you is priceless. You have a father and in him you are defined perfectly. To be able to walk in the understanding of sonship means more than anything. My identity needs to be founded in him and him alone.
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Where are you looking for your identity?

My origin is pre-earth/pre-birth!

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In Him

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He is, I am, in me.

2 Timothy 1:9
The Mirror Translation

He rescued the integrity of our original design and revealed that we have always been his own from the beginning, even before time was. This has nothing to do with anything we did to qualify or disqualify ourselves. We are not talking religious good works or karma here. Jesus unveils grace to be the eternal intent of God! Grace celebrates our pre-creation innocence and now declares our redeemed union with God in Christ Jesus.

Slow Train Coming

There is a stirring over me this song. There is a conference coming up next weekend and during the announcements at New Day Lloyd Rindels started talking a bout the Mirror with the Word conference featuring Francois du Toit (the author of the The Mirror Translation Bible). Lloyd said his prayer time had been hijacked the day before.  During his time with God he said he felt God said “that Zimmerman kid got it right.” For those of you who dont know it, Bob Dylan’s last name pre fame was Zimmerman. The song Slow Train Coming was coming to Lloyd. God was showing him that Francois du Toit was one of those cars on the train a coming. He is literally unknown but the message he is carrying is so important.  Grace is nothing new. But its relevance is so important.

I’m going to leave it at that for now.

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“Slow Train”

Sometimes I feel so low-down and disgusted
Can’t help but wonder what’s happening to my companions
Are they lost or are they found, have they counted the cost it’ll take to bring down
All their earthly principles they’re gonna have to abandon ?

There’s slow, slow train coming up around the bend.

I had a woman down in Alabama
She was a backwoods girl, but she sure was realistic
She said, Boy, without a doubt, have to quit your mess and straighten out
You could die down here, be just another accident statistic

There’s slow, slow train coming up around the bend.

All that foreign oil controlling American soil
Look around you, it’s just bound to make you embarrassed
Sheiks walking around like kings, wearing fancy jewels and nose rings
Deciding America’s future from Amsterdam and to Paris

And there’s slow, slow train coming up around the bend.

Man’s ego is inflated, his laws are outdated, they don’t apply no more
You can’t rely no more to be standing around waiting

In the home of the brave, Jefferson turning over in his grave
Fools glorifying themselves, trying to manipulate Satan

And there’s slow, slow train coming up around the bend.

Big-time negotiators, false healers and woman haters
Masters of the bluff and masters of the proposition
But the enemy I see wears a cloak of decencyAll non-believers and men stealers talking in the name of religion

And there’s slow, there’s slow train coming up around the bend.

People starving and thirsting, grain elevators are bursting
Oh, you know it costs more to store the food than it do to give it
They say loose your inhibitions, follow your own ambitions
They talk about a life of brotherly love, show me someone who knows how to live it

There’s slow, slow train coming up around the bend.

Well, my baby went to Illinois with some bad-talking boy she could destroy
A real suicide case, but there was nothing I could do to stop it
I don’t care about economy, I don’t care about astronomy
But it’s sure do bother me to see my loved ones turning into puppets

There’s slow, slow train coming up around the bend.

Timmy, the Matrix, and Mulan…

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I have been going through the Mirror Translation of the Bible by Francois du Toit and have been really appreciating Paul’s thought pattern.  I have overlooked Timothy and randomly opened th book to 2 Timothy this morning.

2 Timothy 1:1
The amazing news of announcing this life which is unveiled in Christ Jesus is what my ministry is all about! The promise is a person! I, Paul, am a man on a mission

I really liked how succinctly this was worded. The purpose behind Paul’s mision, his objective was to introduce the man Jesus Christ.  What Jesus did to bring back our original identity and redeemed innocence is vital to understand.  The moment I started to see it was a watershed moment in my life.  My view of Christianity totally changed. He came to restore man expose the laws expiration date. We were created to walk as sons and daughters and as heirs to God. We were not created to be servants but to be in a family type relationship.

Grace is a free gift that God has given to all! It is a matter of stepping into and accepting it. It has already been paid for and given. By accepting his gift he opens his store house.  Most people think primarily of salvation but he took not only our sins but all our issues whether it is sin, pain, suffering, sickness, whatever… As a child of my physical parents I was brought into this world to be their son,  not there servant. By birth into this family I am a part and take a stake in it. Eventually at my parents death will inherit whatever they have collected and accumulated in their lifetime.

I try to meet with a group of friends that talks about what we are studying or contemplating.  We met last night and we were looking at Ephesians 5. Someone started out with verse 17.

Ephesians 5:17
Make his master plan your meditation.

We talked about what this verse meant to each of us. The main theme we came to somewhat of an agreement was keyed into Christ’s sacrifice bringing about our co-death and resurrection giving us the free gift of grace and wholeness of being found in Him. He is the purpose of the gospel. His restoration of our ability to be found in Him is foundational. Before Christ in ones personal life we are walking blindly like zombies. We are alive but no life within. This ties back to the verse in 2nd Timothy that I started with. The promise is a person and His name is Jesus!

Ephesians 5:14
This is the message of light; Christ awakens you from your intoxicated slumber and resurrects you out of the death trap of enslaved thought patterns.

Jesus, the reality and revelation awakens the zombie man. As we were talking I started getting visions of The Matrix. In The Matrix humans were sedated and put into a communal dream world which they were made to believe was reality. Much like man before Christ (BC). The awakening to the reality of the full ramifications of what Christ’s life and death as a man on this earth will wake one up from this dream world that we have believed is reality. Take off your temporal earthly glasses and put on some eternal lenses. Wake up!

2 Timothy 1:9
He resurrected the integrity of our original design and revealed that we have always been his own from beginning, even before time was. This has nothing to do with anything we did to qualify to disqualify ourselves. We are not talking religious good works or karma here. Jesus unveils grace to be the eternal intent of God! Grace celebrates our pre-creation innocence and now declares our redeemed union with God in Christ Jesus.

It’s a free gift that we don’t have to do anything to attain. We do not have to work for it. Prior to Jesus paid the price with his life. He died to redeem our sin nature. Man after Adams fall was born with a sin nature. From Jesus’s baptism to death om the cross our sin nature was taken for us if we walk into accepting it.

My youngest daughter was watching the Disney movie Mulan. The ending has always been a favorite of mine. In the scene Mulan brings a crest and a sword to show/prove what she had accomplished. But in the end her father could care less about the accomplishments and cared more about her relationship as a daughter. Even though she had achieved greatness in mans eyes that is not I what moved her father.

Fa Zhou: Mulan…

Mulan: [kneels] Father. I brought you the sword of Shan-Yu,l and the crest of the Emperor. They’re gifts, to honor the Fa family.[Fa Zhou drops the sword and crest on the ground and embraces Mulan]

Fa Zhou: The greatest gift and honor… is having you for a daughter.

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Did I mention God’s my dad and he likes me ….. a lot!

Daddy likes me!

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Hebrews 3:1-7  TMT

Brothers, in context of our inclusion in Christ, we are blameless; we participate in his heavenly identity. We have become fully acquainted with Christ Jesus as ambassadors and Chief Priest of our confession. Our lives co-echo the logic of God’s eternal conversation in him.
Jesus is proof of God’s workmanship; he exhibits God persuasion concerning us. Jesus is what God believes about us. In Moses we have the prophetic model, demonstrated in his complete believe in God’s purpose displayed in the meticulous attention to detail regarding the construction of the tabernacle.

Yet his fame surpasses the glory of Moses, because the one who designs and constructs the house gets the greater glory.

Every house is an expression of someone’s design; God is the ultimate architect and Creator of all things. (He owns the blueprint.)

Moses took responsible charge of the administration of the Tabernacle as a servant of, and a witness to the prophetic voice.

But Christ is in charge of his own household nit as a servant but as a son. Understand this: we are part of this family; this is our real state not playing a role or doing a dress rehearsal.  We are no longer talking prophetically in figures and analogies.  We are bursting with confidence. What good reason we have for rejoicing!  Our expectation, inspired by its foundation in prophecy, has now come to full fruition.

In Psalm 95:7-11, the Holy Spirit said, “Discern the voice of the Shepherd. Grasp the urgency of what God is saying to you today! (Sonship is the Father’s language [Heb 1:1])

Moses was under the Law and was acting as a servant. We have been called as sons,  as heirs.  We are not reacting as servants,  we are heirs to walk in confidence that our dad has our backs.  He stands beside us and wants the best for us/me/you. He has already paid the price of admission.  My sin was taken on the sacrifical lamb Jesus.

I was listening to a MP3 by Bertie Brits on a seven hour drive back from Wisconsin on Sunday.  I listened to it 3+ times. (I often will listen to things multiple timess to get the message,  I might be thuck skulled). He was talking about how in the OT a sacrificial lamb would be brought before the priest. The animal was as innocent as can be, no sin no malice no nothing. The priest would lay his hands on the animal and spiritually transfer mans sin to the lamb. It then would be released into the wilderness taking the sin absolving man from its power.  When John baptized Jesus, John acted as the  high priest and placed his hands on Jesus. At that instance Jesus became that lamb. In the gospels Jesus comes to people and says things like “rise up your sins are forgiven” and people would be healed. He even said when questioned “what is it to say you are healed or your sins are forgiven? ”
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Wow! As I typed that last sentence I had an epiphany!

Ask yourself,

Why is it you can believe in forgiveness from sin (salvation) and not healing?

Dude! According to Jesus there should be no difference! Oh Mylanta! OKAY! More on that later

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I’m going to try and get back to my original thought but my bunny trailism is kicking in.

He walked the last three years of his life in a physical body here as that sacrifice culminating at the cross. His death brought about the full circle of redemption feom the cursw of the law. He brought us back to our original identity in Him. He adopted us as sons and daughters of God. We can now walk with boldness and confidence in him as heirs. Parents don’t want to raise servants but children who walk in relationship with them. They want to raise minnie me’s, someone to carry on in their footsteps. They want to be able to say “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. ” God wants the same for us/me/you. I foresee heaven as a place where I am in relationship with my heavenly daddy. I don’t see myself or anyone chained in place with a harp worshipping him all the time. I see an eternity of continuous relating with him.

Did I mention he’s my dad and he likes me ….. a lot!

Unapologetically!

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The ups and the downs, does it matter

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I was at a early morning  prayer meeting and it normally starts with a couple  songs pumped out of the computer. Today  Lloyd chose some oldies.

° This is the air I breathe
° Glory to God in the highest

I’m  not going to hide it. I am going through  some really rough times in my personal life right now. I had a really hard  night (last night). I had to choose to get up early  and go to the prayer meeting. My head was definitely not in doing  it. Every ounce of me was  saying “go back to bed.”  In all honesty the only thing that got me out the door was the thought  of getting on my motorcycle for a morning drive. Well I got up and showed up at least physically. The songs that were played got my attention.

You are the air I breathe made me start to think about what or who is my source. I have been  going through Romans and Ephesians and a key statement is “In Him” throughout the books. I look  to you as my provision. My soul longs for your affection your heart.

Then Glory to God in the highest made me contemplate well what  about the “lowest?”  I feel like I’m in the lowest right now but God I give you the Glory even in my lows. That was a minor epiphany. Glory to God in the highest or lowest of times.” It’s easy to do when all is good but what about the lows? I am not moved or should I say I’m choosing not to be moved by what my circumstances are around me. My life is a mess on multiple fronts it would seem how I react makes a huge difference in the outcome.

Romans 5 :3 (TMT)
Our joyful boasting in him remains uninterrupted in times of trouble; we know that the pressure reveals patience. Tribulation doesn’t have what it takes to nullify what hope knows we’ve got!

Philippians 1 :21 (NIV)
For me to live is Christ, to die is gain.

Because of you, I live in you not in me.  If I choose to live in me call it game over. I will always fall short. You’ve  never had one bad thought about  me. Your heart for me is to receive your affections.

Galations 2

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I’m not going to say too much this morning.  At New Day Lloyd Rindels opened quoting Galations 2:18-20 out of  The Mirror Translation.

18 Only a con artist will try to be a law-man and a grace-man at the same time!

19 My co-crucifixion with Christ is valid! I am not making this up.  In his death I died to the old system of trying to please God with my own good behavior!  God made me alive together with Christ.  How can any human effort improve on this!

20 The terms, co-crucified and co-alive defines me now.  Christ in me and I in him! His sacrificial love is evidence of his persuasion of my righteousness!

If you have read any of my blog in the past this is probably the common thread,  your identity is in him! He defines you not your actions or abilities. If I could do anything to attain a place of position before God the act of the cross would have not been necessary.

The law has been superseded by the cross.  We were co-crucified and our original identity was restored. Freely given, freely recieve it. Step into his grace, his freedom, his faith… A hard reset was done to this world at the cross. That relationship that God had with Adam in the garden (pre-sin) has been restored. Your redeemed innocence is restored.

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