Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Unfamiliar Territory


There is an inner law working powerfully in us, the law of the spirit of Life has become our inherited DNA, because of not knowing at a foundational depth what is required, simply to continue receiving His love, we remain tossed to and fro by every wind of doctrine, whatever new thing that comes along, still trying to have something, someone to bring appeasement to the absent but desperately needed recognition-definition to my life that is already there, but Not recognized in Him!

This points to our introduction to the foundational truth of His love for us...”Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you'll learn to live freely and lightly."
Unfortunately, there is an under-tow-current as well within our flesh that tries relentlessly to get us to step into its baiting, grooming bewitching pull upon our soul to once gain try and yoke us to law/s inner bondage to rules and regulations and out of fear, to keep us trapped!

The law of the spirit of Life is a living reality in us as us, but it is not as real or as familiar as the law of sin and death (the knowledge of good and evil) and its strong pull upon our soul, therefore the need to be identified with Him in His death, intimately acquainted in the 'fellowship' of His sufferings, out of this experiential union, his resurrection power frees us to live in Him..There are no short-cuts!

Rich

2 comments:

Dave said...

I appreciated your sharing this with me tonight... and unraveled it a bit more in depth. I do want to understand this more and it's one those areas/passages that most of us know... but oh to know Him in it is another thing for sure.

"...therefore the need to be identified with Him in His death, intimately acquainted in the 'fellowship' of His sufferings, out of this experiential union, his resurrection power frees us to live in Him..There are no short-cuts!"

Rich said...

Dave,

He is learning us real good!

The Jews lead out of bondage from Egypt were in a far greater bondage from within, they just didn’t see the forest for the Egyptians-ha.
It was imo their exodus from this obvious bondage to being lead into a place whereby God was going to use a whole setting (the wilderness) to liberate them internally, once again, they balked, resisted this! They chose rather to step back into the under-tow current of lusting after Egypt once again.

Using this illustration to point out a much similar soul condition within those who have been a part of the exodus from religious establishments, only to discover that that external restraint was pointing to a much more real and binding one from within them, ergo the challenge, opportunity of being identified with Him, the application of the finished work of the outer cross lining up with the inner working of the cross being applied to their inner bondages.