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11 April, 2014
Complete and Effective Divinity
I had a
complete different post in mind for this morning. But this devotion today
stirred my memory and all the emotions that I went through along with all the
benefits that come with having the resurrection of Christ being imparted to
post is not about sharing with you all that I have experienced with God. If you
are used to reading me, you know that I am one of those weirdos that God has
chosen to reveal Himself left, right and center. Sometimes, my soul is so
swollen with gratitude toward Him for having dealt with me in this way, that if
I do not cry and let it out; it feels as if I am going to burst because there is
no more room within me to contain my emotions. I don’t know why He chose to
deal with me that way and honour me with His glory, except that I have a spot
in my heart for this great God and I am nuts about Him. There is also the fact
that I am the biggest simpleton you will ever be given the opportunity to know.
Because of my simple mind, I do not have the capacity (not enough intellect) to
complicate what God ask of me. People like me are major challenge for Satan. Make no mistake, my gratitude toward Him comes
from the fact that I know how much “I am nothing” and I so wish you could see
Devotion brought back some sad memories of people who are the pillars of a big
Church. Each of them have been Christians for more than 50 years, yet felt the
need to mock me when I told them that God asked me to surrender all. I remember
going through the whole Bible trying to find one little verse where God literally
said Christians have to surrender. I wanted to prove to them that my revelation
was not made up. Unfortunately, I did not find anything that could not be
refuted by them. So, I decided to keep silent and cherished God’s revelation about
the need to surrender, I kept praying that He would help me understand even
though I felt I was standing alone.
decided this post today for two reasons. First, I am still sad these leaders who
are responsible for thousands of souls in a very flourishing Church, could be
so ignorant of God, while they have no idea. If anything they think they have
so much to teach others. I still remember how everyone bought into the idea
that they are so spiritual and so mature, they are considered as “father of the
faith;” just thinking about them and all those that are following blindly,
cause me a lot of sadness.
I tell you about the second reason for this post, I need to share this. For the
past few weeks, I have no idea why, but I have been living this thing that
feels like a dream. But, since I am not sleeping and I am going about daily
chores and businesses as usual, it is strange to feel as if you are dreaming
when you are not sleeping. It is as if God is feeding my spiritual brain and I
can see it with my spiritual eyes. It’s all happening right in front of my eyes,
outside of me. I hope you can understand what I just said. Two things that I
keep seeing over and over again, is that the Bible is becoming so big to me. But,
strangely the only thing that I keep taking out of it is the surrender process
that God wants of us.
if we go back to the life I am living in the flesh, we find that every day that
I read the Bible, every chapter; every verse is filled with the surrender
process. As the matter of fact, last week I was reading the Bible and suddenly I
said “what the H--- E--- double hockey sticks” (I know sometimes I have a potty
mouth, but I am truly ‘work in progress’.) I put my Bible down and I could not
read further because I realized all of the sudden from the Old Testament to the
New Testament, full surrender to God is plastered all over. I could see,
it’s implied everywhere in each verse. It was basically too much for me.
as I was reading April 11th Devotion from Oswald Chambers, I became
conscious of one important thing. Most people write or talk to other Christian
by telling them to make a decision. When we say to a Christian ‘making a
decision’ it seems like we are inviting them to work harder for their salvation,
which does not work well with most Christians and this subject of working for
our salvation is very controversial out there. I, too, am guilty of it. I keep
telling people to make the decision to go to God. Make the decision to be done
away with sin. Make the decision to want to get to know Him etc. Personally, I
do not think I will change my way of phrasing these things.
God took me back to my decision of being done away with sin. He took me back to
when I found out I was identified with Christ and life was injected into my old
dry bones, then He took me back to when I first met with God, the father while
I was ‘inside’ Christ. He highlighted those words for me in the devotion book
And once I decidethat my “old man
Paul’s writings is thatafter the decision to be identifiedwith
Jesus in His death has been made
Once I have made that importantdecisionabout sin,
He said to me did you truly make a decision or where you living the surrendered life? There is so much to this sentence that I have to stop
I am stopping
there because as I am writing, I am still on cloud nine with all that I am
living out inside me. I also know how important this bit that I shared requires
spiritual insight to get through and become your core being. I am going to let
you ponder all, on your own, be still before Him. Be sincere in your need to
find His heart. Go with an open mind, not with a mind already filled with what
you know. Be nothing before Him! Also, be open to accept, and do His will. Ask Him to put indignation
in your heart, for living a half baked Christianity. Ask Him to make Himself
real to you. Go to His loving and outstretched arms, He is waiting and willing.
Are you willing? Don’t just believe in God, but choose to believe Him… My dear brothers
and sisters these are two separate things.
Complete and Effective Divinity
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If we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection . . . —Romans 6:5
Co-Resurrection. The proof that I have experienced crucifixion with Jesus is that I have a definite likeness to Him. The Spirit of Jesus entering me rearranges my personal life before God. The resurrection of Jesus has given Him the authority to give the life of God to me, and the experiences of my life must now be built on the foundation of His life. I can have the resurrection life of Jesus here and now, and it will exhibit itself through holiness.
The idea all through the apostle Paul’s writings is that after the decision to be identified with Jesus in His death has been made, the resurrection life of Jesus penetrates every bit of my human nature. It takes the omnipotence of God— His complete and effective divinity— to live the life of the Son of God in human flesh. The Holy Spirit cannot be accepted as a guest in merely one room of the house— He invades all of it. And once I decide that my “old man” (that is, my heredity of sin) should be identified with the death of Jesus, the Holy Spirit invades me. He takes charge of everything. My part is to walk in the light and to obey all that He reveals to me. Once I have made that important decision about sin, it is easy to “reckon” that I am actually “dead indeed to sin,” because I find the life of Jesus in me all the time (Romans 6:11). Just as there is only one kind of humanity, there is only one kind of holiness— the holiness of Jesus. And it is His holiness that has been given to me. God puts the holiness of His Son into me, and I belong to a new spiritual order.