Mankind suffers from a crisis of identity.
Very few know who they Truly are.
This lack of knowing the True Self leaves the door wide open for the lie of the false Self to be listened to, believed, and lived from. This has negative consequences to the body, the person, and the world – not to mention the Body, the Family and the Kingdom of God.
I’m beginning to see that the root cause of this identity schizophrenia, and all of its offshoot problems, is the pervasive belief in separation. Namely, the idea that we as created beings, are separate from the One who created us.
Separation from God is a pagan concept, not an idea in the heart of God Himself.
This concept is rooted in Greek philosophy – dualism. In the West, we spend most of our thinking here. Everything is linear, black or white, right or wrong, good or evil. It’s like we have knowledge from the wrong tree. Oh.
We love to compartmentalize our existence into boxes that we can have control over. In doing this, we think there are areas of life where God is not.
This thinking forms a belief upon the un-truth that God is somewhere “out there,” and not One with us. We see this manifested in all kinds of ways in Christianity. I’ve written recently about how we have largely failed to see that we are Christ incarnate, the continued Word of God, in the earth today. I’ve also written about how God’s “presence” is not something we need to “invite” or “call down from Heaven.” We are the very Presence of God – Emmanuel, God with and in us, today. Ah, yes, and Heaven… and Hell… dualism can only see these as future destinations predicated upon a choice we must make – a right or wrong choice at that.
You know what’s really hellish? Continuing to live life from a belief in something less than the Oneness we already are in Love, God.
Our sin may have separated us from God, but our sin never separated God from us. Now, in Christ Jesus, we who were formerly separated, have been made One in Him. God was in Christ, reconciling the world back to Himself. It is not that God needed to be reconciled back to us. It is us who needed reconciliation to Him – and this is now finished. If there remains a separation, it is so because of the belief of a lie in our minds. This mindset was put to death in His body, with us included in Him. To resurrect that mindset is to resurrect a lie – and live counter to the Truth of the Reality that we are now holy, blameless and beyond reproach.
Jesus came to rewire Heaven and Earth. In fact, He said these would “pass away” – that is, to see and understand them differently, anew. This is what the Kingdom of God “at hand” and “within you” means. Heaven and Earth are in union, there is no separation. Those who see this, live in the rule and reign of God’s own Divine Life (which is the union of humanity and Divinity – what Jesus came to model) now. They demonstrate the “Kingdom come.”
This was God’s Purpose all along. Before time and space. Before even Heaven and Earth were created, God decided that mankind, and all of the created order, would be in union with Him. Even Adam was intended to explore the riches of “Heaven” even while he roamed “Earth.” But that one man (Adam) died, and just as that one man died, ALL died. Gloriously, a New Man, the Last Adam, Christ, lives – and as that One Man lives, all Live.
The fullness of Heaven, Earth, and all of the cosmos was drawn into Christ Himself. He reconciled all things to Himself. He is in all, and is all. He fills all the space. There is no room for separation. There is only Christ. You and I, friends, are included in Him. We are One.
We don’t have to hide anymore from a God who we believe to be separate from us. We can take off the fig leaves and be naked again. God forever did away with separation through His Incarnation. His Divinity and our humanity are eternally woven together. They cannot be separated.
Only in the fallen mind can we choose to believe otherwise. Only by living out of a personality disorder will we consider ourselves separate from God.
The journey of Freedom is awakening to the True Reality and Identity of Adoption – Sonship and Daughter-ship. We are being transformed into the image of what we already Truly are. Who you thought you were was put to death in His servant body on the Cross. To live out of what has been put to death is to live out of a shadow-man, a false-Self. It is to resurrect a lie, rather than live from the True Resurrection of our New Man.
David said in one of his Psalms, “where can I go from You? I even go to the depths of Sheol (the grave – translated “hell” in many Bibles) and there You are.”
You are not separated from God. You can’t be away from Him. To believe otherwise is to reject Truth, and is to experience “hell.”
Let’s come out of the grave of separation thinking. Realize Another Resurrection. Be awakened. See Emmanuel – God with and in us. Be renewed in the mind and have the veil of unbelief removed. There is Life to Live, Light to Shine and Glory to partake in.
And He is closer than you may have believed.
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