It’s always been about how God loves Man:
There is no fear in love [dread does not exist]. But perfect (complete, full-grown) love drives out fear, because fear involves [the expectation of divine] punishment, so the one who is afraid [of God’s judgment] is not perfected in love [has not grown into a sufficient understanding of God’s love’]. We love, because He first loved us. 1 Jn. 4:18, 19. AMP
God loved us first. He created us in love; and He loves us now and for all eternity.
Sometimes, it’s about Man versus God because we have misconceptions about Him, which then breeds falsehoods that we believe about ourselves. It is when we become aware of these false divisions within, (especially those we think separate us from our Creator) that we come to a place where we can finally begin to be set free.
Freedom commences when we put a stop to the tumultuous cyclone that we subconsciously cloak our lives with – running around trying to do things that we think will improve ourselves or remold what we think we are. In this endless boondoggle, we lose ourselves in meaningless ‘doings’ instead of just being who God created us to be.
But we can’t do that if we don’t take the time to nurture our God-created self, which begins when we see and rise above what the world’s truth tries to impress upon us. All of the evil in the world is produced by the thoughts and actions of the collective subconscious of its inhabitants.
It is this same collective bottled up psyche, that peppers those who might entertain another way of being, with swirling thoughts of ‘conformity or else,’ – to keep these would-be ‘free thinkers’ in shackles by showering them with a deluded mass media and an educational process corrupted by government to bend the minds of the students into becoming a co-opted pool of non-thinkers.
We are lied to incessantly by those who choose to follow the god of this world. Lies breed violence – both towards others and against ourselves. Eventually, the pain of submitting to the world drives us towards false comforts – busyness, distractions and addictions, all of which add to the death of the free-thinking soul.
We must wake up from this nightmare, which can only happen when we return to our true selves. We need to turn ourselves towards Love (God) and become aware of how to tap into His presence on a continual basis, both to experience His love and to know and live out His purposes, which is the only path to true peace and joy.
It is our spiritual duty to learn to know God and how to identify ourselves in Him. When we do this in faith, we can exist in His love and walk along a path where we can spread this good news to others. We can chip away at the stranglehold our adversary has over those who have been blinded by ruthless and loveless domination, by helping them feel the love in the face of a world that denies it.
After all, you can’t just keep this love for yourself. Otherwise, you’ll be like the servant who received a talent (sum of money) and instead of investing it, he put it in a hole in the ground, more fearful of losing it rather than growing it for his employer. (Mt. 25:14 – 26.) Jesus told this parable to illustrate the following God principle:
“For to everyone who has [and values his blessings and gifts from God, and has used them wisely], more will be given, and [he will be richly supplied so that] he will have an abundance; but from the one who does not have [because he has ignored or disregarded his blessings and gifts from God], even what he does have will be taken away.” Mt. 25:29 AMP
To love is to share, yes? And when we live in God, accept His gifts (the foremost being Christ), and share them so that as many others as we encounter have the potential to receive God’s gifts as well, we will have been accepted – received His salvation, through our union with Him.
At the foundation of this peace from God, is the peace that He laid in the cornerstone of your being; and it is found when you recognize who you truly are and are meant to be, in Him. There can be no peace with anyone until you make peace with yourself, which comes by seeing yourself in the divine light of Christ.
As we’ve looked at before, God is in the business of reconciliation – so that we reconcile with Him, with all others and with ourselves.
In that healing, you will have achieved the peace that comes from finally being able to be yourself, wearing the mantle of sainthood that is conferred upon all of God’s children.
Then, there will be no more forms of _____ v. _____ …
For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood to be received by faith. Rm. 3:22 – 25. ESV
For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in one Spirit we we’re all baptized into one body – Jews or Greeks, slaves or free – and all were made to drink of one Spirit. 1 Cor. 12:12 ESV
…that there should be no schism in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another. And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it. Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually. 1 Cor. 12:25 – 27. NKJV
May we keep this in mind and come together at the start of the new year in this country under God…
Goodnight and God bless.