|Perception||| Print ||
|Written by Dr. Kluane|
|Friday, 25 July 2008 14:46|
We must open our spiritual eyes to see what really exists, not what our senses and feelings tell us. No longer should we strive toward equality -- it's not an issue -- it just IS.
It’s "metanoia" -- the perception beyond our understanding of just who we are "In Him" -- that frees us to love the world. We see that the cross FULLY brings each of us into positional equality. Suddenly, from the inside out (like a volcano), comes the realization that our son-ship made us the victor. It's already done! But, our freedom doesn’t come all at once, it breaks through as we accurately perceive and overcome the divisive OLD NATURE (feelings of hatred, prejudice, and offense) that has bedeviled and haunted our minds. Now at last, we can focus on this freedom, we hear a rustling in the Mulberry trees -- the turtledoves sing of reconciliation.
Reader, the call of God comes today saying: "You’ve been misunderstood in days gone by, by many who have looked on the external and not discerned your heart. But I am the discerner of the heart says the Lord. ...So it doesn't matter what men might say, or murmur and complain about. You just be faithful over the things I have called you to do, and your life will come about. The authority for ministry comes from the awareness of the emerging Christ person within. And be not afraid of those that speak out against you or of those who overlook you, but be afraid of missing the full plan and purpose of God."
A revelation of total redemption removes our archaic understanding of role identities. What do minorities want? Women, the aged, the young, the poor, the rich, the different ethnic groups. What do they want? Not to be ignored. They want acceptance, opportunity, and respect for their personhood. They want a chance to use their fullest competency to serve God, and to have fellowship with others who are involved in mutual callings. They want to be fully human and have a right to be satisfied.
Paul said that everything participates in groaning. Romans 1:22-23 explains how we groan inwardly because we anticipate coming into the fullness of our inheritance. How can we tear town this wall of partition, this arrogant unbending separation? We can’t, but God already did. Birthed out of your pain, comes this refreshing seedling of hope. Hope says it’s time for those yearning ones (of all races, social levels, and gender) to come forth clothed with an armor of light and panting after Jesus, the Lover of their souls. With unutterable gushings of the heart (stenagmos Rom. 8:23), we plead for the "perception" and the actualization of our release from carnality to spirituality to the resurrection promise of eternal-life. NOW.
He does not ignore the cry of the afflicted (Ps. 9:12). Yes, all creation groans and labors with birth pangs (odin), waiting for their promised deliverance to be fully formed IN CHRIST. The Phillips’ translation of Romans 8 elucidates this expectation, "The whole creation stands on tiptoe to see this wonderful sight of the sons of God coming into their own." That's you-- are you ready?
From the dead places of failure and discrimination, the angels become visible and powerfully roll away the stone. It's the stone of hindrance. The stone of heaviness and discouragement. The stone of bondage. Now, with undeserved vindication, we glimpse into the nowness of the eternal resurrection life of God. The hopeful universe anticipates catching a glimpse of this unmistakable (manifest) child of God.
Out of our own ashes, we emerge as the mature and competent sons (men and women) no longer expressing our excessive self-indulgences and destructive desires (Rom. 8:19). We no longer have an axe to grind. We don't have to "get even." We "perceive" that we're the new corporate creature called the "sons of God. We're not separated anymore by differences. We're " no longer "teknon" the infant-child, but "huious" which means (according to the Zopathes Lexicon), "the grown up offspring that are descendants, irrespective of gender, race, or class... demonstrating the character of the parent, full grown, blameless, giving evidence and dignity to the likeness of God’s character."
Winter ends. We find our Lover no longer hiding behind the lattice because nothing separates us anymore. His superior, unchanging and eternal priesthood seals up inside us, and we become enveloped together in His LIFE. We are fused together into Him, flesh of His flesh and bone of His bone (having united with one another as one with Him, being In Him and He in us, Eph. 5:30).
Jesus is our all in all.
We hear the cry of Paul in Romans 12:6, "Having gifts differing according to the grace given to us, let us use them." It is not even a matter of equality it’s an issue of image and likeness.
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