Recent events have caused me to seek deeper truths. Lately I am discouraged at how many people think that we as Christians are separate from Christ and so I feel led to post my thoughts on this. First of all, if you invited Christ into your life to be your Savior and take up residence in your life – how then are you separate? We have got to stop looking at this physical realm as all there is! You believe in Jesus, you let him lead you and yet the hardest thing is realizing that you aren’t separate – only in the body guys! You are married to Jesus – you are one. You just have to see it as He sees it. He has seen it all from the very beginning. He is the Alpha and Omega. The beginning and the end.
And you’ve also got to get rid of religion too. Everyone is all about what rule is what and what happens if I do this and everything. Stop and just rest. Really I believe that it’s so simple that is why so many have such problems. I had so many problems of worrying constantly that I would lose my salvation – that I would end up going to hell. It’s because satan still had mind control over me. This burdens me so deeply and I know there is more than one person struggling with this because I struggled for 10 years.
I also wondered what book I would sit and journal about with my thoughts and now I know. While I am reading Song of Solomon I am also going to go through Romans. This book was the hardest for me to get and I still get confused at times but God will show me as I seek out His truth – I have no doubt in that. And I also know that He will show you – you just have to believe that yourself. It didn’t happen for me until I said oh wow, he does want me to know the truth. If you struggle at all with your salvation then you haven’t really been set free and I’m sorry if that hits you the wrong way – but finding Jesus is finding a peace that just bubbles up and overflows out through your life. IT is wanting to share with so many what has changed your every fiber. There is NO Condemnation in Christ and if you feel condemned, ashamed, guilty then guess what?! IT’S PROBABLY NOT GOD!
Romans 8:11There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
What does NO mean?
And yeah, pride, will keep you from realizing this truth. If you want deeper you will have to be willing to say Lord show me if my ideals and thoughts are wrong. And He will. The only way is to be submissive.
And for those of you who say well, how can you say that you aren’t separate from God –
Galatians 2: 20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. 21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.
He is living in me and through me. It is the Jesus in Tina form. That is mind boggling to me. This is why when I talk to each of you or respond in your journals, I try and let the Holy Spirit bring to mind what you need to hear.
1 Corinthians 2: 16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? but we have the mind of Christ.
We can do nothing for each other without acknowledging that it isn’t us – but Christ who lives in us.
1 Corinthians 1:24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. 25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. 26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: 27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
This might seem like it is something that is out there but reread verse 27. It’s so simple. Maybe to the world believing that I am not separate from Christ is foolish. But the Word says He lives in me, lives His life through me. Maybe the world says and religion says it’s foolish to look at things from the eternal realm – but what does the Word say about it? This is how I can rest. If I screw up, I admit it – quit it and go on. That can be a really hard thing to do though, I know. We all know how hard it is to say oh, I was wrong. But good news? God already forgave me. I just had to confess my sins and he washed it all away.
This post got a little longer than I thought but maybe it will touch someone enough to move and seek the deeper things of God. What will it hurt to get closer to the one you say you love? Wouldn’t you rather not be so confused all the time? Rest.
Hebrews 4:1 Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. 2 For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it. 3 For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. 4 For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.
Don’t be afraid of it.