Monday, August 25, 2014

On this Rock: Direct Revelation from God

Direct Revelation from God is
connecting with, relating to, receiving from and worshiping God in spirit and truth

Jesus said in John:
God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship (kiss) in spirit and truth (reality).
See here about meaning of worship.
See here about meaning of truth.

God is Spirit, we must relate to God as spirit, not as flesh;
spiritually, not physically.

Because we are taught to see through our physical eyes,
and hear through our physical ears,
and understand through our physical/rational mind,
we don't understand what Jesus is talking about most of the time, in the bible.

One can not apprehend God or spiritual reality through the body, emotions, mind:
From my perspective, it is like "trying to get to heaven on the end of a kite" (as the song says ; )

From my perspective, we are taught to have a physical focus, a body focus;
and not taught that there even IS a spiritual focus,
and certainly not HOW to attain that spiritual expereince.

This spiritual practice is the focus of the ministry I am called to,
so I am excessively passionate about it ; )

It is frustrating to me that the wheels of the Christian religion, by-and-large,
work Against this spiritual focus,
which is the CORE of Jesus' message (the Reign {Kingdom} of God/Heaven),
but that is the way of the World.

SO, for example, on the physical, when viewed through the body,
our Christian walk looks like a PROCESS of transformation
- and it IS! ... from a physical perspective.

But, IMO, the SPIRITUAL REALITY is what is key
- and in spiritual reality, Right NOW is our wholeness, our rest, our power and our glory:
in our spiritual reality it is all NOW!!!

Almost no one can hear what Jesus said, what Paul said, over and over and over.

Jesus said:

- the reign (often translated 'kingdom') of God is within you: NOW

- seek ye the reign of God, and all these things shall be added to you: NOW

- Fear not, little flock, because your Father did delight to give you the reign: NOW

Paul said:

- in him we live and move and have our being: NOW

- (God) did raise us up together, and did seat us together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus: NOW

- at all times the dying of the Lord Jesus bearing about in the body, that the life also of Jesus in our body may be manifested: NOW

IMO/E, when one begins to read the New Testament with the distinction that we are spirit in a body (Paul says spirit vs flesh)
and pays attention to the past, present and future tense (useful to read the literal translation for this, IMO)
it can be absolutely life altering.

Of course to start to let the message get through to us:
we must be willing to let go of all the preconceptions and programming (which is not easy!)
and be willing to ask God to assist us to will and to to do God's good pleasure:
receiving God's blessings for us and leading for our lives directly as spirit from Spirit; spiritually, not physically.

But the labor is worth it;
the message God has for us Really Exciting
... one might say it is Good News!

Just one example of the core necessity of spiritual focus versus physical focus, and I will stop.

I notice in Matthew 16:13-23:

Peter gets spiritually focused information
'Happy art thou, Simon Bar-Jona, because flesh and blood did not reveal it to thee, but my Father who is in the heavens.'

Jesus says, of this spiritual information, and those who operate through this spiritual information:
'upon this rock I will build my assembly, and gates of Hades shall not prevail against it; and I will give to thee the keys of the reign of the heavens, and whatever thou mayest bind upon the earth shall be having been bound in the heavens, and whatever thou mayest loose upon the earth shall be having been loosed in the heavens'

To be SURE we get the point, that it is NOT about PETER, rather it is about living on the ROCK of our spiritual information: revealed to us by Abba who is in the heavens: Direct Revelation from God:

Peter goes and says a physically-focused thing to Jesus,
and Jesus corrects him strongly FOR his physical focus:

'Get thee behind me, adversary!
thou art a stumbling-block to me,
for thou dost not mind the things of God, but the things of men.'

Amazing, to me - it continues to amaze!
It is right there in black and white, but most of us have trouble seeing it, because (from my perspective) on so many levels we have been socialized differently.

may we be given always more open
eyes to see and ears to hear what Spirit says to the people of God.

thanks for playing!

 this doesn't address: what are the KEYS, see here for more ; )

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