Biblical truths that seem to contradict the real world is the biggest challenge we face in believing God, the bible says we are healed already but tell that to someone who is dying of a terrible disease.
The bible says; Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. (2 Cor 5:17) But tell that to someone who has addictive habits.
My journey has been one of many steps forward and just as many back again, I have known it to be true but have not known how to fit it into my ‘real world’.
For 23 years now, its been a bit here and a bit there, I have had many victories and even more defeats, but every time I get in a place of great clarity with God, He tells me I am not the person I think I am. This is especially true if I have been struggling with the flesh, I come before the Lord, guilty and ashamed, “sorry God I blew it again…” I have lived this cycle for many years, tripping over sin, walking really well, tripping again, sometimes feeling like the only thing that has passed away is my confidence.
One such time when I wasn’t doing particularly well, not particularly bad either, just like every other normal Christian or even maybe worse?, anyway I came before the Lord to pray as I normally would coming with both a hidden sense of self condemnation and a faith in the covenant I had with God.
As I stood in the dark (was 2am) expecting just my normal prayer time, all of a sudden I was standing there [in the spirit] shining as bright as the sun in the sky, completely perfect, completely holy, completely pure, just as righteous as God, just as holy as God. God stood before me also like the sun in the sky, I had no inferiority, no shame, no guilt, nothing, only complete confidence. He was my God and my father, I had nothing to be ashamed about I was as holy as He was.
This did not add up to the life I lived in the flesh, I had plenty to be guilty of and ashamed about, God was saying son you don’t realise who you are now that you are born again, you don’t realise what I have done for you, you are living a much lesser life than you ought.
Did this change my real world… well not majorly I still didn’t know how to conquer my flesh so I still carried the same sense of failure and striving. God said one thing but my real world said something totally different.
Another event that was very clearly the Lord breaking into my world was when He gave me a lesson on the difference between real truth and apparent truth, He was pretty much saying, son there are things that you think are real truth and they are only apparent truth.
Everything that contradicts what God says is obviously wrong (or has God got it wrong?) When God says Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. …it is 100% true because God knows what He is talking about, so we need to search the scripture to find out how these things can be so.
This has been the journey, a walking to a different drum beat, mainly because whenever I got in the spirit God kept showing me new creation realities (pity I have been such slow traffic).
I have felt a bit out there at times as no one around me in the past believed what I believed, no one I have ever come across. But when you standing shining like the sun in its strength and you find its all over scripture it kind of impacts you.
Most believe they are born again but they fit it into their mere human paradigm, others believe but to what extent are they believing, co-equality with God? Or to put in terms that don’t shock you, co-equality with Christ (who is God), completely perfect, same everything, because He is my life. Only one person in history that I know of that has touched on what I was trying to believe was, Smith Wigglesworth, all the other so called super stars of the faith didn’t appear to have this paradigm shift.
But because I didn’t know how it fitted into the real world I’ve spent long seasons of time walking as other Christians around me walk, you know the standard Christian paradigm of ‘mere humans’ called to shine the love of the Jesus with the power of the Holy Spirit (if you say “what’s wrong with that”, I say “pray for revelation”).
So if you are totally confused and wondering how all these new creation scriptures in the bible fit in to your ‘real world’, keep pressing in because its only all about ‘your beliefs’, these new creation events are all past tense, they are all finished and completed. The bible only tells you to change your beliefs, e.g. put on the new man, its only talking to your identity, your beliefs.
We dwell in a very non tangible state, an easily changeable state of experiencing life, its called your faith or your beliefs, though God’s work might be finished you only experience it wherever your beliefs are. Believe you are ……?? and you will live it! You will live up to your identity whatever it is, just like the chicken boy.
It’s as easy as aligning your beliefs to what God says and you will experience life in a totally different way. Though this websites revelation is not complete yet, it is getting clearer, stick with us as we are all going on a journey and all we need is clearly hidden in plain view within the scriptures.
Why is it hidden? Who hid it? Did God? No, our paradigm did, our beliefs did! Our contradicting worldview did! Our filter, our brains internal truth assessor, our lack of faith. Our lack of an all encompassing doctrine that fits these truths into today’s world. It is hidden because we are all imitators of each other and we all learn what is real from each other, if those that don’t see it, lead those that don’t see it, who is going to break the mould? So lets break through this mould, this blinding of our eyes, believe God and show the way.
Knowing the path is a fraction of the answer, walking the walk is the pressing forward part, I believe no other foundation can be laid other than Christ and ‘we in Him!!!’, if that is not foundational to your whole identity everything in your life and ministry will be tainted by the MUD.
Like Paul said; Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. Brothers, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth to those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing you be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this to you. Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing. (Phil 3:12-16)
I can promise you get this ‘correct identity’ right and it will change your ‘real world’
Its only a belief issue!