Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Created Versus Birthed
Don’t you just love it when the Father breathes into you fresh new insight (revelation) of Whose you are, which spills out into a most practical living expression of who you are? God IS spirit and He is seeking those who will worship –relate, engage - Him in spirit and truth.
“The love of God is not created— it is His nature. When we receive the life of Christ through the Holy Spirit, He unites us with God so that His love is demonstrated in us. The goal of the indwelling Holy Spirit is not just to unite us with God, but to do it in such a way that we will be one with the Father in exactly the same way Jesus was.” Oswald Chambers
The rich and deeply encouraging freshness contained within the statement above became a spontaneous and overwhelming fire within me.
According to Scripture, everything ‘created’ is going to be shaken, and that includes our physical lives, but the great (good) news is that our life is no longer restricted or confined to this physical condition. I love the thought that we are at our core, spiritual beings, sons of God the Father, having a human experience!
The first people Adam and Eve were “created” beings, made from the dust of the earth when God breathed into them the breath of ‘lives’ making them living souls. Even though God said regarding his culminating achievement, the creation of man, “this is very good,” Adam and Eve were not yet complete. Although they were perfect for where they were at that instant, they remained created beings.
It has always been the Father’s intention to have ‘birthed’ sons, not created ones, and that is why the birthing is so imperative. Yet it is shrouded and cloaked with a polluted and commingled alchemy of law and grace.
If we do not know and continue to experience in an ever increasing awareness of Whose we are, then I see Paul’s words being most relevant to us today: “Do not live any longer as the Gentiles live. For they live blindfold in a world of illusion, and cut off from the life of God through ignorance and insensitiveness.”
If there was no way possible for us to become alienated, to live in ignorance, cut off from the only true source of life, Christ in us as us, then why would Paul’s warning be relevant?