This is the truth as I understand it and has lead to my true life as I experience it on a moment by moment basis.
The very son of God came down from heaven and walked with man, as a man, while yet God. He came to fix the broken connection, (the hard wire) between mankind and God. He did this by His death and resurrection. Adam broke the perfect fellowship with God when he chose rebellion, his own selfish path at the very beginning of man's time here.
Adam chose to eat of the wrong tree; the forbidden fruit of independent human knowledge and it infected his mind and heart. This was rebellion it caused isolation and separation from intimacy with God; the just response from a Holy God who could not have fellowship with that which was no longer holy as He is.
Adam and we as his decadents became dysfunctional, corrupted, defiled by the disobedience of rebellion from the truth and grace that was given to us at our creation. The result-Spiritual isolation from God and physical death. This is simply a reality of our condition when we have our being outside of faith in God's continuous and ever present atoning power: that is the Faith of Christ (Messiah).
Christ'/Messiah's death was as our substitute, he paid the price of our rebellion. When we choose to accept his substitution and sacrifice for us it releases for us a new life. A life again in union with the spirit and opportunity for fellowship with God again At Christs ascension he received the Spirit of the Father. Through whom He might do what He could not do while upon earth; making Himself one again with those He loved. He now can actually live their life for them, so that they can now live His life before all mankind.
It is His life, faith and power being communicated in and through us. It enters by our choice of faith in Christ and then renews ours filling our life with His power. This was his redemption of us.
God/Yeshua/Jesus does this for a reason. He does this so that we would be able to be all that God had purposed for us when we where created, prior to Adam's rebellion. Our purpose; to represent Him; to reveal Him and His ways, to manage a particular part of His affairs down here- A realm, . A particular sphere of influence, knowledge, skill or geography.
In our obedience to His spirit resident in us or revealed through his word (Holy Scriptures) He receives full dominion of His realms; the earth that he had ceded to Adam in the garden. He chose to use us- the son's of Adam as his administrators- lords of his realms about the earth. For He is the King of kings, and Lord of lords, He (the second Adam and first true man) then returns to heaven, sits on the seat of power and leaves the rest up to us and his Holy Spirit resident in us to be about His business. "The earth groans for the revelation of the Sons of God".
This statement of faith and understanding of God's way's has been revealed in scripture, proven by my experience; being what I consider a workable truth. That is something you can trust, work with, and reliably stake your life, heart, mind and actions on.
What does this mean for your life?
All you need to live this truth is to remember, believe in and act on what He(Messiah/Jesus) said while He was here....
Ye did not choose me, but I chose you, and appointed you, that ye should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should abide: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. John 15:16 (AMS)
In that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.(John 14:20 AMS)
And the glory which thou hast given me I have given unto them; that they may be one, even as we are one; John 17:22 (AMS)
All things whatsoever the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he taketh of mine, and shall declare it unto you. John 16:15 (AMS)
Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto the Father. John 14:12 (AMS)
He say's If thou wouldst believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God.(John 11:40)
He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself unto him. John 4:21(AMS)
"The Messiah lives in me, and the life I now live in my body
I live by the same trusting faithfulness that the son of G-d had."
Galatians 2:20 ((JNT)Jewish new testament translation by David H. Stern isbn9653590030)
Let us my friends walk in this truth, why not?
Credit for this statement of my faith must be given to others; First the holy scriptures of Israel; (Mostly written by Hebrew believers followers of "The Way" guided by the Spirit of Christ( Messiah of Israel) resident in them. Also credit must be given to more contemporary followers of Christ; Watchman Nee, Maj. Ian Thomas, Andrew Murrey, Oswald Chambers,G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis- to name a few .
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