We have been smoking spiritual Opium and believing what others say is true, because we are too damn lazy to seek Him ourselves. We are frightened children waiting for the fire to fall. We see in part, we know in part, but when He is fully known, as he intends, there will be NO more weeping, yet we quibble about politics and correct doctrine.
I second guess all the thoughts running through my mind. But In this case, I could not be more positive about what I touch, see, hear, taste and smell. The gospel is so much more then what we have allowed ourselves to believe. For if we believed it, the world would be a different place.
The Living God Himself has given us a brilliant gift, it cannot be revoked or changed by us or our opinion. The gift remains true while we circumnavigate the reality of it, by making up religious ideas to fence the reality in. Truth is an idea to some, or a book to others, that we debate. The truth is a man not an idea about Him.
Read very carefully what the book really says, not the headings and footnotes placed there by other people trying to help. Ask God to clear the curtains of human posturing from your mind, invite the Living God. Take your time and savor each word as if it were your last meal. When you read a word and your mind remembers something you have read or learned about it. Ask God to silence that thought, so you can listen to only him. What results is life altering. Listen to the whisper of His voice, remember he created you. So he speaks to you in the language He created you to understand. Be quiet, listen, see, feel, taste or just be. Let the Spirit of the Living God do the work. Rest in His love and easy yoke.
‘In the book, …“The Supper of the Lamb” by By Robert Farrar Capon the second chapter starts with the instruction to spend “60 minutes or so” chopping an onion. One onion sixty minutes’…on and on Capon leads us through a veritable onion meditation. By the end of the chapter one wonders if a single hour is enough time.’ from Mudhouse Sabbath, by Lauren F. Winter
We talk about the “gospel” as if it can be defined. We define it, so we can accept it, when in reality it is too wonderful to be true. We classify what it is, according to what is acceptable or taught. When the reality is still to wonderful for words. We argue about sin, free will, how we are “saved” what it means. All in all, we have a misunderstanding of the gospel. Whenever we approach the throne as a separate being. We are separate. When we realize how we compare to The Living God we fall short. It is from this place we often define the reality.
Eph. 2:6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus…NIV
Here is the place to define reality looking out from this seat. (mercy)
Eph. 3:14 For this reason, I bow my knees before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, 16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man; 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fulness of God.
The reality of God is so so much more then the picture we try to paint. His love goes deeper then we are comfortable allowing or can be defined. It is who we believe in not what, or why, or how, or when. Those are important to grasp only when you know who.
“I know Whom I have believed.” -2 TIMOTHY 1:12
“If you know Who, knowing what and why become less significant.” Chip Brogdon
Jesus taught us, saying: “Sell your possessions and give to those in need. Get yourselves purses that do not wear out, treasure that will not fail you, in heaven where no thief can reach it and no moth destroy it. For wherever your treasure is, that is where your heart will be too.”
What is the first thing you consider as a treasure?
Death is dead.