Monday, March 10, 2014

Being of Use

Being of Use

...that if One died for all, then all died. 

And He died for all that those who live should live no longer for themselves but for Him who died for them and rose again

Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.old things have passed away behold all things have become anew.

2 Corinthians 5:10, 15,17

The Lord has already put to death the false self ( the self that makes itself god). Our role is to appropriate this fact by mind and by action. How? Turn/change/ reorient our minds our whole self and being to lose our self to Christ. Radical abandonment of self reference to God reference. Deny yourself, take up your cross.

We were made to be in union with Christ. Yeshua prayed for this union. (John 17:21 & 23- that they all may be one as you Father are in me and I in you that they may also be one in Us. I in them and you in me that they may be made perfect in one). The life in union is true life. Yeshua came in human form to show us how a human should be. The false self has uprooted this union and rooted itself in other things that draw us away from the Father. These could be our titles, our possessions, our status, our performances, our intellect, our ethnicity, our wealth. Detach ourselves from these. They are crucified with Him. We need a whole new way of thinking of acting. Acknowledge that our life is hidden with Christ. We are hiding in Him. Do all our everyday things for Him. No need to ask how we may be of use. We are to radically abandon to Him, the fruit of which is availability for service to other. He will use us. We need to only abandon all.

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