Thursday, 22 July 2021

We Are All One In Christ

 Scripture:  Galatians 3 v 26 - 29:  "For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.

27  For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
28  There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
29  And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise."

John 17 v 9 - 11:  "I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.
10  And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.
11  And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are."

Before we get to the topic we must understand that the name Christ is not a surname of Jesus, it means The Anointed One.  To anoint a person is when a special holy oil is poured on a person's head to separate them to our Father for His will and purpose.  The Son of God had a purpose no other could do, save sinners from Hell, and transform them into saints who would be like Him and follow His ways.

He did many things to demonstrate the power of the Kingdom of God like raising the dead, healing the sick, casting out demons and proclaiming the truth.  Our God has given us to Him to become one with Him and with the Trinity.  Mathematically, its not 1 + 1 +1 +1 =1, its 1 x 1 x 1 x 1 = 1.  The Godhead is multiplied by its members to maintain total unity.

The New Creation, that's us, is told by Paul that we are no longer different nationalities, i.e. No Jew nor Greek (nor South African, British or American) because in God's Kingdom we are His children without ANY division.  The world keeps these divisions very much alive with borders, custom duties, cultures, currency, anthems, and things like the Olympics, just started in Japan, other national sports that pit one nation against another as in football, rugby, hockey etc.  We cling fiercely to our national pride, to be the best, to shine before the world.  It's hard to hear but it means nothing to God.

There are no British or South African Christians, compared to African Americans or Asian Americans, as Christians we have moved out of the world arena and are now seated in Christ in Heavenly places.  We need to grasp this transformation in its reality to begin to live the true Christian life without conforming to the world.  Yes, we need passports to travel, and identity documents to vote and do business with banks.  We are passing through this world, but no longer of it.

There are no bondslaves or freemen.  We belong lock, stock and barrel to Jesus who created us, lost us to Satan, repurchased us through His death on the Cross.  He owns everything that has our name on it, our homes, cars, businesses, bank accounts and relationships.  This also means there are no races, black, white, red, yellow or any mixture of them.  All racism must cease at the Cross because we are one.
Outside of Jesus we are just a heap of clay.  Dead and cast aside.  Inside of Jesus we are living abundantly, doing what He asks us to do, members of His Body.  

In Christ Jesus there is no male nor female, nor, it, them, they, LGBT, no sexual identity at all.  We are spirits brought back to life to be part of the body of Jesus.  To move when He moves, to obey Him because He is our life.  The very breath in our bodies came from Him.  When it leaves us we are buried.  We have the form of male and female in this world in order to procreate until all the broken souls have equal opportunity to submit to God and be restored.

In Satan's world the very opposite of these things is being pushed to the limit.  We cannot serve God and Mammon (the world) because they are totally opposed to each other.  We must choose the one over the other or be plunged into confusion.

We cannot stop the Antichrist.  He is already here and flexing his muscles in the human race to flaunt his power before the Throne of God.  His pride and arrogance are his downfall, he cannot win in the end.  He will be thrown into the unquenchable lake of fire for eternity with the Beast and the False Prophet.  All those who rejected salvation through Jesus Christ will join them for eternity.  No exceptions.

It is joy unspeakable and full of glory to be one with the Trinity with our spirits already enjoying eternal life so that when we die as soon as our souls are absent from our body, we are present with the Lord.  No other religion, cult or sect offers anything close to this.  Eastern religions best deal is reincarnation where you return multiple times to earth as anything from an ant to an avatar.  And eventually if you succeed you may reach Nirvana.

Rather put your faith in Jesus who loves you.  The oxygen of God's Kingdom is love.  
1 Corinthians 2 v 7 - 10: "But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:
8  Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
9  But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
10  But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God."

This is our reward for believing in Jesus....we cannot even imagine the things God has prepared for them that love Him.  He has spent these past 6000 years putting together everything that will enhance our experience of Heaven into a personal space for us to exclaim over.  The joy of giving comes from Him.

Prayer:  Heavenly Father, You so want us to renew our minds to the things written in the Bible that we seem to brush off as inconvenient truths.  However, they remain truth, and to walk in truth we must acknowledge them and be diligent to do them.  Help us, Lord, to please You by conforming to Your Word.  In Jesus' name.  Amen.