Good Morning Precious and Dearly Loved Child!
The Father’s Love for you is as high as the heavens are above the earth! In order words, His Love is infinite in size and scope to the human mind! His affections and passion for you are immeasurable! You cannot pick a book or a tape and understand the magnitude of this Love that consumes the heavens and the earth! The Holy Spirit is the one who will reveal to your heart the height, width, length and depths of the Father’s Love that He expressed in the sending of Jesus Christ!
Jesus bore all sin, all punishment, all sickness and disease, all infirmity, all grief, sorrow and pain, everything given to mankind in the “fall”, into Himself!!! He became the sin offering of the whole world! He became each and everyone’s sin, and everything brought to mankind because of sin, and bore all punishment and wrath for all sin, for each and every person ever born!!! This is far too great for the human mind to comprehend. “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. As high as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are mt ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9.
For anyone to think that they ARE God or Jesus Himself, is the absolute epitome of pride and arrogance, and the ultimate expression of deception!!! Yes, we have become one Spirit with Him, but He is still God, and any person is not!!! “But he who unites himself with the Lord is one with Him in spirit.” 1 Corinthians 6:17. “But we have this treasure in jars of clay, (clay pots), to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and from us.” 2 Corinthians 4:7.
Humans are made in the image and likeness of God, but they are not God! “As He is, so are we, in this world.” 1 John 4:17. “I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one: I in them and you in me.” John 17:22. It is Truth that we have become one with Jesus in spirit, been glorified with His glory in our spirit, and made to be as He is in our spirit, but we are not God, or Gods! Humans are containers or clay pots that contain the fullness of Christ! Some people, in deception, think that this oneness with Jesus, makes them Jesus and therefore they cannot sin and everything that they do is perfection. This a mind and life greatly deceived by the pride and arrogance of the evil one!
At salvation, the Father has given us His Spirit, a new heart, and even given to us the mind of Christ! “But we have the mind of Christ.” 1 Corinthians 2:16. We were crucified with Christ, we were raised with Christ and seated with Him in the heavenly realms, we were glorified, perfected, but in all this glory that the Father has given to all who receive Christ into their heart, no one IS God or IS Jesus!
Humans are still very much still human, but have become new creations, who are now filled with the fullness and glory of God! Each person, who has accepted the gift of salvation, has been given the fullness of Christ, but each person must appropriate this glory into their own inner being by faith from the Spirit and the Word of the Lord! No human has, or can, or will do this perfectly!
Each and every Christian has been given the Spirit of God, a new heavenly heart, the mind of Christ, every spiritual blessing in Christ Jesus in the heavenly realms, but each person, must, by faith, appropriate all of this spiritual truth into their heart by faith! The more revelation you want of all this truth, the more dependent the person will be in the Spirit and the Word of God!
There are many “spiritual” people running around who may even be very gifted in spiritual areas, but they do not honor the Word of God! Their own wisdom is a god unto themselves, “Watch out”! Unless a person will humble themselves to the Word of God, stay clear!!!, because they are walking down a road of pride, arrogance and deception! Is warning a child not to run into the street being judgmental and condemning? Is warning someone who was going to walk on a lake that appeared to frozen, but is not, judging and condemning?.....
Ironically, they say that the Bible is full of judgments and condemnation, that they are more loving and accepting than those being so-called lead by the Bible. While it is true, there many Christians who do not walk in Love, who are very judgmental and condemning, but that is only their misrepresentation. There are people who love others far greater than some Bible-beating Christians, and they are committed to loving others, but if they will not humble themselves to the Word of God, Beware! You don’t throw out the Bible just because there are hate-mongering people who have not the Spirit of Love in their heart!
Each person still has a free will, and their will has been tainted by the “fall of Man” from Grace. So each person must stay very close to the Word of God, the Bible, and to the Voice of God, the Holy Spirit speaking to each person individually, so that they do not go way off into error and start thinking things that are not consistent with the Word! “We do not distort the Word of God.” 2 Corinthians 4:2.
Each person needs the “Logos”, written Word of God, and, The “Rhema”, the personally spoken Word of God! If a person lacks either, there will be misrepresentation, and no person has full disclosure or full understanding of the Word! With all that said, enjoy, bask in the continual outpouring of the Father’s Love into your heart by the Holy Spirit! “In His Presence is the fullness of Joy and Pleasures forevermore, at His right hand”! Psalms 16:11. Shalom!!!!
Jerry Brown 2-16-2013.