Thursday, March 6, 2014

Hidden with Him

Hidden with Him

2: Peter 1:3, 4- His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness through the knowledge of Him 
who called us by glory and virtue by which He has given to us exceedingly great and precious promises 
that through these you may be par takers of divine nature having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust

By the knowledge of Him, we grasp all things that pertain to life and godliness. We know Him by walking with Him daily. And by this, we are able to partake in the divine's nature. 

When we live in union with God, we are restored to that which we should be I.e., to the fullness of the image of God.

What is the very essence of God's nature? (That we should follow?)
The cross. The cross is the very essence. He comes to us  when we are in the state of our false self ( State apart from God. We, being our own God), enters into our false self and works in  us to enable us to be restored to the fullness of our true self that is  one who mirrors Him ( He is in us as we abide in Him therefore we mirror Him). As we are one with Him, He takes hold of our false self and our false self is crucified with Him  when He is crucified.

We are carrying about in the body, the dying of The Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh (2 Corinthians 4:10).  ( our body carries the dying of The Lord). He is in us, took our false self and this was crucified with Him. When He arose, He gave us new life, His life (it is no longer I who live but Christ lives in me Galatians 3:20). We lose our life in order to gain life (Matthew 10:39). This life of Christ In us allows us to call God "Abba" 

We are then restored as His beloved children, to become Christlike, to have the likeness of His family. The false self needs to be crucified with our Lord if we are to be adopted into the family.

We suffer with Him in order to be glorified with Him Romans 8:15-17. How do we daily suffer with Him? When we release the false self to the cross. It is with this act that we deny ourselves - we take up our cross and follow Him ( Matthew 16:24)

Yeshua our master stands at the door and knocks. When we open it, He enters to do what? To plunge into our darkness ,our false self , giving it light for He is light. This light is healing and liberating. He comes and eat with us. But we are to open that door. We are to let go of that which we find our identity our value( that is inconsistent with His) , let go of our perception for instance that material wealth lends us value or our child as our idol or it is how well I perform that gives me value. The door is something we love more than God. Open it and let. Him in! The door could be that deep seated resentment that has become part of you. Crucify this false self by forgiving. Tough but this is where we deny self and take up our cross. He will enter to heal.

Denying self, giving up our false self requires our act. Resurrection with our Master is His act. Begin by total abandonment and abiding in Him. Orient your entire being and actions to things of the above

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