To know the way forward we need to know where we are going.
What does God want from us? What is God’s plan for us?
What is God’s plan and dream for the church? Is it simply behaviour modification, so we can be nice upstanding elements in our community? Is a nice saved humanity God’s dream?
What’s Jesus dream? He is coming back for a glorious church without spot and wrinkle. Glorious church? What does that mean? Does it mean upstanding citizens, nice clothes, great worship, mature people who are very loving and kind?
What is the rest of creations dream? The scripture says all of creation (both spiritual and natural), is waiting for the sons of God to be manifest. Notice it doesn’t say waiting for Christ and it doesn’t say waiting for God to be manifest but the sons of God. So that the creation can come into the glorious liberty of the sons of God. (Romans 8:21).
It appears that God wants a different standard and is after something a little different than what we are going after.
1. The bible shows God’s plan for us is wholeness, fullness. What does wholeness or fullness look like?
Ephesians 4:13 says until we come unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.
So God wants us to come to Christ’s stature, just a little clarification here to remind you that Christ is God in a human form, He is the creator of all, as all things were made by Him and for Him, furthermore He holds all things together by the word of His power, He is the Alpha and the Omega, He is I AM.
So God wants you to come to Christ’s fullness. What is Christ’s fullness?
Colossians 2:9-10a, in Christ all the fullness of the Godhead lives in bodily form.
And in Ephesians 3:19 the bible says God wants us to be filled with all the fullness of God.
So God want the fullness of everything He is in us. To be just like Him, His child, filled with Him, ONENESS see John 17:.
Now that is a lot more than being just a nice, fully washed human, with a godly character.
2. So how do we get filled with all the fullness of God?
Firstly we are already filled in Christ. Colossians 9:10a and in Christ you have been brought to fullness.
Colossians says we are complete in Christ, so in Him we are already filled with the fullness of God.
3. So how come I don’t feel filled to the fullness of God?
We are likened to a very rich person who doesn’t know they are very rich, so they live like a beggar. There is an awareness, an understanding, a realization that needs to happen, in our minds.
You can only think thoughts that you are conscious of, even sub conscious thoughts must come into our consciousness or we will never be aware of them. You are only aware of what you are aware of. It is impossible to be conscious of what you are not conscious of. Even a glorious angel would be defeated and made small if all its thoughts and everything it was aware of was only small defeated thoughts. It would never live who it was if it didn’t know who it was. Only God can tell us who we are, for only He knows.
You can never go any further than your conscious awareness, so what God says of who we are has to become our conscious normal.
The word of God will transform your awareness as you believe it and are quickened by it.
So we can be in His fullness, us in Christ and Christ in God, but our minds have not caught up. Our journey is a transformation of our minds, which includes our identity and our reality. Not your body, not your spirit, just your mind. The problem with transforming your mind is it is hardcoded in your brain and heart, so the new thoughts, identity and awareness needs to be hardcoded. God’s word must become flesh, that all your thoughts and desires maybe Christ’s.
The bible says we are the body of Christ however God wants us to grow up…. may grow up into him in all things, who is the head, even Christ:.
So we are the body but we are called to grow up into the head, His mind must become one with our conscious mind, same heart, same mind, same spirit, only different is our unique personality. All these things the bible says you already have now in Christ. You have the mind of christ, you are one spirit with God, and we are a partaker of the divine nature, which is God’s heart.
Until we are transformed by this knowledge we will always remain small, poor, blind, wretched and naked, because of the Adam identity. No other foundation can one lay but Christ, not Adam on Christ, or Christ on Adam, so not your old life on Christ or your new life on Adam. Only Christ full stop! its no longer Adam who lives but Christ. (Galatians 2:20).
4. How do I change my conscious life to come in to the fullness of God?
The bible says… We all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. 2 Corinthians 3:18.
Who do you see when you look in a mirror? Well the bible says when you look at His glory and realize you are looking at your new life like in a mirror, then it changes you from glory to glory. In other words your conscious life will come into line with His glorious truth of what he has already done for you at calvary, This knowledge of who you now are will start setting you free.
The sad thing is Jesus gives us a trillion and we take a hundred, then we say “thank you very much, I worship you….” He doesn’t want us to be filled with nice! he wants us to be filled with the fullness of God, and do greater works than him, all of creation is waiting, for us to get it.
The Bible also says.. put on the new man, that is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him. (Colossians 3:12).
So you are to put on a new man, how do you do that? It is very clearly talking about identity, and then it tells you to renew your knowledge that you are in the image of your Father God who created you.
It is telling you that your new life is renewed in knowledge after the image of Him who created you, its not saying, clean up your act, modify your behaviour, it is saying you are a brand new creation who is completely like God your Heavenly Father, understand that!
There are many more scriptures that tell us the way forward, know this that it is an awakening that God seeks, and an instruction to cast off of the old sinful Adam identity.
5. What does it look like the fullness of what God is wanting?
The glory of the old covenant of death (Jewish Law), was so glorious that Moses face shone, how much more the glory of the new covenant of grace.
As the scripture plainly says Christ is my life, and further more, as He is in heaven so are we on the earth.
The fullness of the new testament glory and God’s dream is us having oneness with Him, which is us, identical to Christ while we are here on earth. It is too late while you are in heaven, you will instantly realize you are perfect once you get there. There is no greater expression of believing God than the transformation of the word quickening us to a state never seen before on the earth.
Just a quick note, Adam can not receive any of this, He can not get to this state, only Christ. Adam the fallen first race of man, your old life and old identity, is self centered and always trying to gain glory. God only shares His glory with Christ, who is your new life!
Understand you are only the new life and you will start to remove the mud that makes you think you are the old life. Then like the angel I mentioned early you will rise up and even higher, all the way to unapproachable light to dwell with God your Father.
Start today by realizing you are perfect in Him, because He is perfect, it will start killing that flesh conscious, sin loving, Adam identity that clings like mud.
Arise, remove the mud for it is finished!