Whenever I turn on the Christian radio I hear preachers exhorting the flock of God to try harder to be pleasing to God. They make a big deal about the responsibility being all ours. Whether it is to do with a thing called “the call of God” or with another thing called “personal holiness” preachers lay heavy trips upon God’s children.
Having a separate view of our selves, a self apart from God, is always at the root of religious nonsense.
Thinking of our self – the person I am – as someone who must conform myself to God with every ounce of my being is to live an imaginary , delusional fairytale.
Lucifer himself lives and moves and has his being in God. All things in fact live and move and have their very being-purpose and existence in God. But the LIE came into creation when Lucifer imagined that he was a separate individual from God, with his own ability to be like God.
You don’t need God to be a good person….look at me….I am glorious without Him.
Listen to this deluded being who thinks he has what it takes apart from God to be like God…
Isa 14:13 For you have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation On the farthest sides of the north;
Isa 14:14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.’
He thinks he is free from God…out there on his own doing his own thing. He imagines he is not living and moving and being in God. He is! But this delusion of Satan entered into all the human race when Adam and Eve bowed before the serpent in the garden.
They rejected the TRUTH for the LIE. They being in the likeness and similitude of God ALREADY—rejected that TRUTH and exchanged it for the LIE. The Lie Satan told them was that “they would be like God….” They ALREADY WERE LIKE GOD!!
They rejected their identity as Like God…to a now delusional self story(Satan’s own self story which he tells himself) “I will become like the Most High”.
Adam and Eve were already like the Most High. That was why Satan hated them and tempted them for they already had something he did not have.
They already were—-he was trying to become.
And so down through the ages Man has lived in this false story of self inherited from Adam–from Satan. A self story of one who is always falling short of God and thus must always be trying new ways to become like God. Hence the many religions in the world.
Who would dare to simply believe God and say — “...as He is, so are we in this world.” I John 4:17
You already are as He is – Satan is wanting you to try to become like God.
To believe this is to rest.
To believe you must become like God is to live always in Hades in torment and fear of falling short. It is called Christianity….or religion with any name.
The Accuser of the brethren accuses us before God’s throne all the time. He says we fall short of God’s standard.
Because we have been trained all our life to imagine that we are this I who has ability to become like or to become a something–we live constantly by the power of accusation.
Accusation tells us we are too fat, to thin, too weak, too strong, to poor, too rich, too smart, too dumb, too old, too young, too beautiful, too ugly, too feminine, to masculine, too ordinary, too submissive, too rebellious, to lazy, to self willed, too proud etc etc etc….
To each one of these declarations of WHO YOU ARE we who are in Christ have overcome.
We are just as He is. That is our constant reply to such accusations. I am in Christ. Christ is my life….I have no other life separate from Him. I am not trying to become like Him. I am one with Him, He in me and I in Him. It is no longer I that lives, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the son of God who loved me and traded(gave) Himself for me.
Jesus was not trying to be like His Father. He had the audacity to say that if you have seen Me you have seen the Father.
The popular sticker -“What would Jesus do?” relies upon the LIE which separate self tells itself. That lie is–I have the ability separate from God to be like God–and God expects me(separate self me)to use that ability for His glory. A delusional Satanic LIE!!!!
I heard a sister preach recently that we must obey Scripture.
Oh it sounds good to the separated mindset of Satanic origin — but it is based in a delusional lie which says I have some ability to obey Scripture.
Jesus meant it when He declared Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner. John 5:19 …and … I can of Myself do nothing. Jn 5:30
It is a fundamental inherent reality of humanity–Of our own self we can DO NOTHING.
Satan does not believe that…He says “I will be like the Most High.” That mindset is at enmity with God’s mind which says you cannot be like Me of your own self.
And God is not saying Well, once you get Me then you can become like Me eventually through obeying Scripture. NO!!!!
God says we are like Him for now we have been put into Christ and Christ has been put into us–and together we are hidden in Father. We are a perfect union of one. If you have seen me you have seen God. That is our reality and it is all the work of God. He has done it and it is marvelous in our eyes.
You trying to obey Scripture is a joke! You are the fulfillment of Scripture.
Believe this and all the fabric of Accusation that has enmeshed you all your life will begin to fall apart and fall away. The veil that has been over your eyes will be removed when you turn to the Lord Jesus and see only Him when you see self.
If you are seeing a self separate from Jesus then you are always living by your own strength, always falling short of perfection–which you know God requires and Satan will continue to condemn you and to accuse you.
What Satan hates the most is a person who disappears into Jesus so that when he comes looking for you all he finds is Jesus Christ. You are hidden with(in union with)Christ in God.