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We are wanted dead and alive: Dead unto the human label, but alive unto the label that is God. The things we are to inherit in God, are off-limits to man; flesh and blood cannot inherit things that belong to God; our ways, and thoughts are not God’s, and his, are not ours. Our ways are known unto God; there’s nothing for him to learn there. We however, are required to learn the ways of God, so we can act like, walk like, talk like him, to the end that as he is, or (whatever he is…I AM THAT I AM), so also are we now in this world. Surprisingly enough the ways of God are not part of the human label package. God is operating on one particular reality model, and we are operating on a totally incompatible reality model. We need to cross over to God’s reality model; that’s where what is called a transformation is required of us before we can enjoy that walk to which God has called to walk as Christ.

UPSIDE DOWN LIVING The Upside Down House is a project created by a Polish businessman and philanthropist named Daniel Czapiewski, and is in Poland in the tiny village of Szymbark Rather than simply being a bizarre tourist attraction this house, managed to attract thousands of tourists. Czapiewski’s company would normally take three weeks to build a house, but this one took 114 days because the workers were disoriented by the strange angles of the walls. For every three hours of work they had to take a one hour break just to become spatially reoriented. Many tourists who visit complain of mild seasickness and dizziness after just a few minutes of being in the structure. Our ways, and thinking are as counter-intuitive as upside down living, but we have gotten so accustomed to it that it now seems totally normal. Talking to trees...are you kidding? Raising the dead back to life at a funeral...are you kidding? Imagine just how strange things might have appeared to Adam during the first day after the fall. Would be like trying to get things in your house to work and find that they don

The ways of God are totally counter-intuitive to the human nature that we are born to.

When was the last time you actually saw someone standing at he edge of a body of water contemplating the possibility of really walking on water; or for that matter, reconstitute water at a molecular level to be something different, like wine. God interacted with nature in a seamless manner, as though he were in a company of familiar support apparatus instead of hostile elements; nature gladly obeyed, even revered him. We try to use the ways of man to comprehend God, and it hasn’t worked for over two thousand years. Rather than reconsidering what the scripture actually says, instead of what we think it says; we’d rather accommodate ourselves to failed ways, deeming them as the way things are supposed to be. Are the ways of God a steep learning curve for man? Judge for yourself; Jesus is the embodiment of the ways of God, and since Jesus’ death burial, and resurrection have you know anyone to have come up to his mark in the mighty ministry works of reconciling the world unto God?

If we continue to give preeminent consideration to the outer shell of the flesh and blood component of our triune being, we can never be successful in the effort. Our precious thoughts that we cling to will perish when we die; that's why we are supplied with the mind of Christ so would suffer no loss; for the thoughts of God in the mind of Christ are eternal. We are to build our lives upon them; not upon the thoughts that we think, which are preventing us from making that leap of transformation.

If in two thousand years we never planted any such seeds of the faith of God, could we really ever expect to have such crop of fruits come up. What’s not planted will certainly not come up. We have not planted anything to that end neither do we look toward that crop.

Where our claim of the faith of Jesus requires that it be no longer we who are alive anymore, but he that lives in us, we can’t simply say it’s not we who’re living, and then act like it is we who are living. Why is it that we have not been able to make that leap any further than a tribute in lip service? To actualize that it is really not we who are alive any more but God, and as such we are vicariously God, even as he has vicariously died for us, to the intent that he would also live as we.

If in two thousand years we never planted any such seeds of the faith of God, could we really ever expect to have such crop of fruits come up. What’s not planted will certainly not come up. We have not planted anything to that end neither do we look toward that crop.

The faith of God is where we by faith on that basis believe to be God, so all the things of God comes to us, so we can do the works of reconciliation ministry exactly as God did them as Christ. We keep looking over our shoulders at history, never realizing that we may be looking at two thousand years of failure in men to believe unto God; if in two thousand years we never planted any such seeds of the faith of God, could we really ever expect to have such crop of fruits come up. What’s not planted will certainly not come up. We have not planted anything to that end neither do we look toward that crop.

Jesus clearly directed us to bring no script with us to the work of the ministry of reconciling the world to God, because the working plan was he was to be still in the mighty miracle works capacity with us as we make room for him instead of bringing along those ponderous scripts of man's limitations. Sooner, would have been about nineteen hundred years ago, but now it's much, much later, and we simply have to understand that what we are doing is not what God asked for, but because of hardened hearts he's had to settle for it as was the case with, divorce, or giving a king to Israel. The coffee is very fragrant, we should by all accounts smell it by now.

We can’t have our cake and eat it too.

It doesn’t work anywhere else, and it doesn’t work here either. Either you eat it and it’s gone, or you don’t eat it, and you have it stay around. God’s been trying to point out to us that if you are in Christ, to the extent that there is any life in you, it is not you anymore that’s living, it is not possible for it to be you anymore; it is Christ, and Christ is God; ergo: I have said you are Gods because you are the children of the Most High. If you are dead, then you are dead; if you are raised up, then you are raised up as something different from that which went down, or else, you might as well not have died in the first place if it’s you all over again that comes up. Jesus is by definition resurrection life; if you are in him, that’s the kind of life you are having…resurrection life.

If two streams of water are flowing down hill, merge and continue, it is not possible after they merge to tell which is which; they have both become one flowing thing. In the same manner your life is hid (indistinguishable) from God in Christ.

If you don’t know God, you’re probably in all likelihood not going to show the proper response to his attempts at communicating with you on so many levels. It’s possible to know him; where he is our shepherd, he says his sheep know his voice, and will not listen to another.

Christ is God's plan to gather all things together into one, even in Christ. When we come into him or mortality is subsumed into something larger than the universe, and bigger than life. We are a bran new creation. We merge into Christ, and Christ merges into God seamlessly. Christ is the breaking down of the middle wall of partition. Where two rivers merge, you can't distinguish their individual flow anymore. This is where God exhorts us to find ourselves in Christ, and to cease from man, for flesh and blood cannot inherit God, or God's things.

The talking heads in the church will tell you unashamedly ….no, no one is expected to actually function in the capacity of the Lord Jesus.

To the contrary God is usually willing to stand with the David’s who stand up to the Goliaths, the Daniels who refuse to bow, the Moses who question the prevailing order of things and challenge a world-class superpower, a Gideon who will take the fight to the enemy, and the Abrahams who is willing to dislodge his roots in the culture of his nativity to seek one promised by God…hope to receive a child even when his and his wife’s bodies were reckoned dead in child-bearing.

Without even trying I can produce a dozen scripture that says that is a bold face lie, yet they couldn’t produce one that supports their position; all they will tell you is about the doctrine of the label of man. God sent Moses in the capacity of God to go and contend with Pharaoh for the deliverance of Israel, and he sends us in the capacity of Christ to do His ministry of reconciliation work. God is never averse to man attempting to accomplish too much by the faith of God; if nothing is impossible, nothing is going to be too hard, or too much. To the contrary God is usually willing to stand with the David’s who stand up to the Goliaths, the Daniels who refuse to bow, the Moses who question the prevailing order of things and challenge a world-class superpower, a Gideon who will take the fight to the enemy, and the Abrahams who is willing to dislodge his roots in the culture of his nativity to seek one promised by God…hope to receive a child even when his and his wife’s bodies were reckoned dead in child-bearing.

(Hebrews 10:36-39) Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward. 36 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise. Having done the will of God, we will need to have patience, because after we have done the things that God requires of us, it is going to look like a dead zone, and every thing appear to the contrary of what it should be; you’ll have to know that right there you are in a good place: that is the valley of the shadow of death where resurrection life takes place, and the still waters in green pastures are where the table is spread in the sight of your enemies. In this regard, Jesus uttered three fabled words “it is finished”; the work that he had accomplished is unsearchable in it’s breadth, and scope. The book of Isaiah presents an interesting insight into perhaps what the Lord’s view of things were of his work at that moment:

Listen to me, you islands; hear this, you distant nations: Before I was born the LORD called me; from my birth he has made mention of my name. 2 He made my mouth like a sharpened sword, in the shadow of his hand he hid me; he made me into a polished arrow and concealed me in his quiver. 3 He said to me, “You are my servant, Israel, in whom I will display my splendor.”

When we refuse to die to the human label, we will be always talking as ourselves, and having God at some other proximity in relation to where we are; as such, we speak to him. When we die, we are raised up as the Lord from heaven, he is not in some other proximity in relation to where we are, he is who we are, and we are who he is; we speak as he, in his place. We who live are continually delivered unto death that the resurrection life also of the Lord Jesus can be manifested in us.

4 But I said, “I have labored to no purpose; I have spent my strength in vain and for nothing. Yet what is due me is in the LORD’s hand, and my reward is with my God.” 5 And now the LORD says– he who formed me in the womb to be his servant to bring Jacob back to him and gather Israel to himself, for I am honored in the eyes of the LORD and my God has been my strength– 6 he says: “It is too small a thing for you to be my servant to restore the tribes of Jacob and bring back those of Israel I have kept. I will also make you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring my salvation to the ends of the earth.” 7 This is what the LORD says– the Redeemer and Holy One of Israel– to him who was despised and abhorred by the nation, to the servant of rulers: “Kings will see you and rise up, princes will see and bow down, because of the LORD, who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen you.”
Jesus says we are the lights, not just to the gentiles, but to the world…Jews and gentiles; God began this work in him and has left it to us to continue this ministry of reconciling the world to him; it is for that purpose that we are wanted dead to the human label, but alive unto the label that is God.

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