Human consciousness began in a place where things grow. God originally placed mankind in a garden. Not just any garden but a perfect garden. Everything that was needed to survive and thrive was already in bloom. The only task was to tend the garden and grow humans. This is the way of God’s spiritual kingdom as well. Everything is supplied, everything is in bloom and Jesus says the kingdom is within us. You are expected to
This must be the anchor of your thoughts! Galatians 4:4 But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship. 6 Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.” 7 So you are no longer a slave, but
Has this passage ever worried you? John 15:2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away You’re not alone, but I have god news for you. The phrase “takes away” doesn’t mean throw away, it means something entirely different. The greek word for this phrase is airo. It means to lift up, raise up or carry. It also means “to take upon one’s self and carry what has been raised up, to bear.” This
God has been poorly represented in regard to discipline and chastisement. Because of man’s addiction to appeasing his own flesh and conscience, we view correction from God as punishment. When understood in context of our New Covenant identity we see that there is no need to be afraid God, even his discipline. Jesus is a sufficient sacrifice which bore the sin of the world, there is nothing left unpaid that needs to be punished for believers. Believers
This is a question that every believer wrestles with at some point in their journey with God. I’ll give you my conclusion first then explain further. If it’s possible to walk away from salvation it’s not based on your continued or willful sin, it would be because you stop believing in Jesus as your righteousness. Nothing but the Blood Righteousness is in the blood of Jesus alone, offered in the Heavenly Holy of Holies. The perfect
In understanding the role of the high priest, we can better comprehend the significance of Christ offering Himself for our sins once for all. Through Christ’s sacrifice for us, we are sanctified and made holy in him. By entering God’s presence with his own blood after his resurrection, Christ has secured our “eternal redemption.” I believe Jesus literally entered into that Heavenly Most Holy Place and presented his blood as the redemption of those who would receive his offer by
We can only relate to God based on his terms and conditions. He established those terms by giving us the sacrificial system governed by priests and undergirded by the Law only after we sinned and created a separation in our hearts. The sacrificial system was just a physical system given to prepare the hearts and minds of the people to receive the real thing or the life-giving sacrifice when it was manifest in the earth, which is Jesus.