If you read back over the last few posts, you see a birthing process going on in my heart. When the Spirit would press here, I’d write about it – there, I’d write about it. But I knew after the last one, I wasn’t going to write out a teaching on comparing the two chapters in the OT that have no sin with the two chapters in the NT that have the same. That’s for other gifts to reveal; in my heart He was after something else. But a couple of days ago I got it. This is what I heard: “You were not created for redemption.” I got it right away – the proverbial light went on. We were created for something more. Because of the fall, redemption was necessary. And don’t get me wrong, it’s an amazing! It’s wonderful! It’s so fantastic that God would become a baby, born of a virgin…INCREDIBLE!
“You were not created for redemption”
But in the recesses of my spirit, a new light was lit – redemption brings us into a relationship with God by which we can “reign” in this life by learning to receive “the abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness” (Rom 5:17). It’s a journey but one that can be reached in this life. We are a new species of mankind, in need of mind-renewing so we can see beyond redemption; see His ultimate intention for our lives. I’m finding an upward pull in my meditations which I can’t explain but I know it is good. This is what I’m seeing:
• It’s by walking in the Spirit that we overcome the flesh not by rules and principles. Speaking in tongues is a gift given (and necessary) to living life in the Spirit.
• The New Covenant is infinitely better than the Old and it is in full force today.
• The new revelation that Jesus brought was that God is a Father and that Jesus is the first-born of MANY sons (male & female).
• God is after a family that He will rule the world with/through. (Gen 1:26)
• We’re learning to be naturally supernatural; living our life adventures with Him.
• A family is real with each other – honest conversation, our smallest community – and linked together we become a dwelling place for Him to be seen – in character and in power. Love is what holds us all together.
• Love grows through our interactions with one another – all of the one anothers!
• If they aren’t happening, let’s consider changing the wineskin so it can makes room for the one anothers.
• And as glorious as redemption is, it is merely the starting line for His ultimate purpose in your life. Never stop pressing.
What do you think?