This is a series of posts called, Got Milk? It underscores the longstanding roadblock to the church manifesting the life of sons, and daughters of God. If one were to include a snapshot the finest of earth’s crop of humanity, and ship it off in a shuttle to the distant reaches of the universe so that whatever life-form finds it, would thereby be informed of the best talent our planet offers in the world of: jurisprudence, artistry, religion, military, sports, entertainment, philosophy, medicine, science etc. These are expressions of humanity in our very finest form.
In the area of economics specifically, but for this purposes we extend it to all background disciplines, a kind of limit of achievement is usually referred to as a glass ceiling. This is a metaphor applied to unbreachable careers barriers that keeps minorities, and women from rising to the upper rungs of the corporate ladder—that person will have reached the limits of their potential growth in that context. When humanity has maximized their potential, we will have reached our best state in life, when we are in our best form, we are magnates, and titans of industry, glamour, and fame; yet God says we all together vanity…… because we will yet fall like a man, and die like a prince—we live in houses of clay; whose foundation is in the dust of the earth where we return; failing to receive the gift of god that he offers to us in Christ, we are as easily disposed of as a moth.
Even though this is something that is a gift given to us by God himself, Eve was offered a shortcut to get there, now the woe of all humanity. Darwin offers a similar deal in evolution hinting that man has evolved from something, and is evolving to some nebulous potential in some unspecified future time, and the world has gotten in line. God says I am your Potential, and I am here for your transformation into that potential…..I say you are gods, and that cannot be broken, until the heavens be no more. Because in our best state we cannot know nor receive his offering, God says: behold, I take away from my city, from Jerusalem and from Judah the judge, the prudent, the prophet, the ancient, the honorable, the captain of fifty, the mighty man, the man of war, the eloquent orator, and the cunning artist—their knowledge in the wisdom of this world, whereby the cannot know me limit them, and they cannot grow up into me by it. Even of Moses it is said; behold, a greater than Moses is here….the Lord from heaven fashioned without hands for your new home, and covering of God.
The roadblock to this change has to do with limiting ourselves to a particular diet of the simple milk of God’s word, the elementary oracles of the principles of Christ which guarantees a glass ceiling growth potential for us a babes, unless we change our diets to one of strong meat for the full measure of the stature of our potential. Only problem is this strong meat is hard to: speak, hear, know, understand, or received. It is unlawful for man because it exceeds his mortal limits, hence the new wineskin given us in Christ to contain the new wine of all God’s fullness. These posts from the beginning to the present highlight a breadcrumb trail to get us beyond this glass ceiling of mortal limitations, and open the gift of God in us—Christ Jesus, the Lord from—a heavenly tabernacle to swallow up our mortal house of clay during our present life that is now.
GOD’S OFFSPRING: A New Creature
1 John 3:2— Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
Genesis 1:24-26 God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so. And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that [it was] good. And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Genesis 1:26-27 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27 So God created man in his [own] image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
After God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: He saw that it was good. Now having thus created all beasts, flying fowl, beasts, fish, herbs of the field and furit trees yielding seed after their kind, The trinity looked at their own kind and said everything is fruitful bringing forth after their kind, let us bring forth after our kind man in our image, and after our likeness. So the Lord God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them, and called their names Adam.
The Gospel of John starts out almost reading like the book of Genesis…in the beginning. In fact it is a brief recounting of the origin of God’s crowning creative achievement—man. This being was created having God his archetype, or model. Created in his own image, and own likeness. God said in John that he came to his own and his own would not receive him. ‘His own” is not indicating ownership like a man has some pets, or a heard of sheep that he owns but instead it denotes that God came to those who were of his own kind. Imagine being rejected by your own kind. We are so often in this mind that limits us to a view that a person who is God came to visit us. Rightly seen the knowledge that we are god came to visit us and after five thousand years we could not, would not have it. When Adam fell it was such a considerable fall that even after five thousand years, though they are delivered from it, his children cannot recover from it.
The fence is long gone, a doe with a grayish-brown winter coat and a light patch around her tail, was born 18 years after the fence came down…has never ventured beyond the strip where the fence once stood. “The wall in the head is still there,” says Tom Synnatzschke
The red tail deer lives in the dense forest between West Germany and Czechoslovakia. It’s been more than 20 years since the Berlin Wall fell, But deep in the forest here, the red tail deer refuses to cross the old Iron Curtain. They have imbibed this collective memory that allows them to venture only so far as to where the old wall stood, but not cross over. God has opened up the way back into the family of his own kind of being but the human family has a collective memory deep in their psyche that doesn’t even allow them to acknowledge what they are in Christ Jesus in the family of God, as gods. They shrink back from it condemnation.
If all things brought forth after their kind as God made them by their names, and God breathed, or expressed forth out of his own being, after his own kind, or type of being, what kind of being then is man who is the offspring of God. Get a child, for of such is the kingdom of heaven, and ask him this question and he will tell you the answer, but get the scholarly, the erudite and the learned, and he cannot declare the thing as it is. God says the days come that I take away from my congregation the: judge, the prudent, the prophet, the ancient, the honorable, the captain of fifty, the mighty man, the man of war, the eloquent orator, and the cunning artist, for in their wisdom they knew me not,…and a child shall lead them.
We claim to be the sons of God. We might do well to know that it was under the strength of that claim that Jesus accomplished the works that he did; and declared that the manifestation of sons or said another way: the realization that we also are the sons—the (pattern) of God is the knowledge that is awaiting our acknowledgment. It cannot be acknowledged by man because it is unspeakable according to it’s heretical appearance to man, but not to those for whom it is ordained to bring them the glory of Jesus. Just as God set flaming swords and angel to block the entrance to the Garden of Eden God has put in place a blindness mechanism so men cannot see, hear, know, or speak this terrible apparent heresy lest they be converted (transformed). This it is the same as saying we are as God. Just think about it, God is all there is, not only do you have consciousness of God but you have received the mind, and the being of God to have God awareness, and be him.
This men have not known, nor heard, nor have understood. If this is so with you, you should at least wonder if this blindness is working against you, so you cannot be perfect and therefore your best hope is to be as one of the princes of this world who will die like “men”. That’s why the Jews that stood by were poised to stone Jesus for saying that same thing—(you make yourself equal with God by saying you are his son). In everything but years, the offspring is equal to, and is expected to surpasses his progenitor—every parent expects that of their offspring.
The knowledge that we are (hu)man is ubiquitous to us; that’s what we are, it’s like air, you don’t think about air you breathe it. To us who take it for granted, it may be nothing, but the angels are intrigued by us, and desire to look into things pertaining to man. The idea of being assigned to bring the luster (glory) back to him is an assignment they anticipate with much interest.