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God in The Flesh—Part-2
Open a closet; any closet, where people keep articles of clothing they have chosen for their attire. The content of that closet are all designed, the creation of some designer; purchased, or obtained for the person who will now wear them. I never met a person who was referred to as the article of clothing that he was wearing, and who also had his identity confirmed as such. You may wear the clothes, but you are not the clothing, you are the person in the clothes. If it is true that ‘clothing makes the man’, it is true only to the extent that the vital connection informing him as to his true identity from heaven is still missing. The closet where people keep their clothes is usually in close proximity to their bedchamber. God has such a closet. As to where exactly that bedchamber is, the jury may still out on that question, because he that keepeth Israel never slumbers, nor sleeps; but as to the question of his closet, the shape of it, and the place of it, is known. God’s closet is a planet; yes, a little planet called Earth.
God has several billion articles of clothing on this planet and he would wear them every day because every one is his favorite; but what do you do when you love the clothes, and the clothes don’t love you back. When it comes to Jesus we don’t have any problem saying he was god in the flesh. God was in Christ reconciling the world unto himself, and now he is in you reconciling the world to himself. The difference in the outcome of his ministry of reconciliation, and ours has to do with where we have our identity established.
Jesus was God in the flesh and he was o.k. with that; we are supposed to be God in the flesh but we are somehow not o.k. with that…..cause it can’t be just that simple—or it can’t be in the same way. It says it is no longer you that lives in the flesh, but God, yet it proves to be such a problem for our psyche that we can’t even say I am God in the flesh, which in it’s simplest expression is I am God. God has no problem saying he is you.
It would seem we really need to preoccupy ourselves with some negligible hairsplitting little detail that is a virtual non sequitur, just doesn’t cut: has no teeth. Some argue: well “Jesus was the only begotten son of God.” To that I say how does that negate the fact that he told us to continue the same and do greater works than that he did. How does that change the fact that he said he did nothing of himself except what he saw the Father doing and that’s how we are to accomplish the work; the father will show us all things also for us to do. How does that change the fact that we are not to be a different Jesus, but the very same only begotten Son of God…..we are in him—that’s who we are supposed to be. We’re not the body of a different Jesus, but the same; or don’t we believe it. If you want a million reasons why you are not supposed to be you can find them in scripture, and if you want to find reasons to be and do God’s work you can mind millions. If we’re looking for excuses out, we’ll find them, if you need reasons in, they are there.
What you believe is what you will get…….what you look for is what you will see. Wach video, and then watch again!
Whatever exactly do we think the concept of transformation is about anyway? It is a change in the human “ip” address as it were…a change of ports. Accessing and processing information from a whole different port: transform—transport (change forms). This is a changing of identity. What exactly do you do with the mind of Christ, which is given to us—carry it around. God gave us himself, saying to Abraham—here Abraham, I give you myself as a reward of your faith. What do you do with an ontological being? None of he things of God is to be touched or handled by man, no more that the weapons of our warfare can be handled by man that is flesh and blood.