Apr 13 2008

Union with God

Published by at 6:16 pm under Spiritual

This is a teaching given to me by the LORD many years ago on the exact process of Union with our Heavenly FATHER. It was originally presented with a series of diagrams which I am unable to load on to this website, so I ask you to please visualize the images as I describe them. It is really very simple as the true things of the LORD tend to be.This article is being presented as a reference point and platform for my forthcoming discussion of New Age doctrine and how it has crept very subtly into the camp of the beautiful Kingdom message. I am doing a great deal of research on this which is extremely difficult (except for His GRACE which accompanies the entire project) as I must review New Age teachings from various sources. It takes me back to memories I would prefer not to re-enter, but as I personally went through the New Age movement and nearly lost my life as a result in 1983, I feel called to serve as a type of “touchstone” in this area. Thus, I believe the LORD has appealed to me to expose these doctrines while at the same time shedding light on the simplicity of the Truth of the Gospel. It is not my intent to condemn any man as to be deceived is simply to be deceived. I certainly was, but I was still His Child! We are , however, asked to test the spirits to see whether they be Truth or falsity. With that background let us begin to understand the process of what we call SANCTIFICATION.

We were originally created or generated out of the Father as living soul/spirits. Some say we were simply spirits, but it is our soul that is made up of our mind, will, and emotions. Father created these aspects of us in the beginning, and they will essentially remain a part of us throughout eternity. They are our PERSONALITY.

There are three levels of sanctification – the spirit, the soul, and finally the body.

1) When our soul/spirit is sent here from the glorious eternal realms, it has a soul (the mind, will, and emotions) and a HUMAN spirit which is equipped with a divine RECEPTOR, a tiny piece of God which makes all creatures long for their return to God. I must presume that even after the fall, (original sin), our Creator, in His infinite mercy, left particles of Himself within this receptor as a type of magnetic force (to be drawn to His LOVE-FIELD of ENERGY). Please note that this has nothing to do with JESUS. . .it is NOT what some are calling our Christ self or Christ SEED. At this point please picture a round circle representing the soul and a small lighted candle within it representing the human spirit with the receptor ( the flame).

2) At the time of the soul’s salvation (spiritual summons by God to JESUS CHRIST), this human spirit unites with the Spirit of JESUS (the ONLY Way back to God). In a sense the LORD impregnates the soul with Himself; (the Amplified Bible makes reference to the “Divine Sperm.”) The “inner Man” is formed, and the soul is now redeemed through the precious shed BLOOD of JESUS CHRIST. Many believers discontinue their journey here to live under grace and perform good works. Please picture something akin to an arrow coming in through the top of the circle and uniting with that human spirit’s receptor or “flame”. At this point a very small circle (the beginning of our inner Man) appears within the larger circle of the soul. We refer to this experience as the Feast of Passover.

3)At the time of the Baptism of the HOLY SPIRIT, the inner Man is filled with a new vibrancy of LIFE. . .the BREATH of the HOLY SPIRIT which JESUS has brought as a GIFT. The inner Man or Child begins to grow. Picture beams of light, life, and love emanating from that small inner circle and permeating the soul (outer circle). This is referred to as the Feast of Pentecost. Now, of course, the gifts of the Holy Spirit begin to manifest.

4) The Child or inner Man GROWS through the workings of the Holy Spirit (often tender but sometimes violent!) The inner Man is like an OCEAN. The soul can be likened to the SAND on a beach. All of the sand (soul) will ultimately be caught up by the waves of the Spirit of GOD and brought into the OCEAN (which is GOD). At any given moment the soul (mind, will and emotions) is responding to one of two strong influences. . .the SIN PRINCIPLE into which it was born as a result of the fall of mankind, OR to the SPIRIT of GOD resident within. When the soul remains passive and yielded to the SPIRIT of GOD, the Christian is walking in the Spirit.

The soul and the divine inner Man can also be pictured as two oxen inseparably yoked. If the soul permits the lead oxen (indwelling Spirit of GOD) to truly LEAD, he/she can peacefully follow along. As the soul does this, he/she is at REST. To achieve permanent REST or union with GOD is the goal. . .the Christian’s REASON for being here. . .his/her experience of TABERNACLES or COMPLETION. That person’s destiny will then be fulfilled as he/she is fully prepared to be placed into position within the true Body of CHRIST. Please picture the inner circle growing with the workings of the Holy Spirit. More and more of the soul is taken captive to the Spirit of God and is thus “divinized.” The sanctified parts of our soul are divine. Whether the soul is being “absorbed” by the inner Man as Jeanne Guyon describes it or whether the inner Man reaches out into the cells of our soul or BOTH is a mystery.

It is because more and more of our soul is absorbed into and united with the Spirit of JESUS and GOD (and thus divine in nature) that I have trouble with doctrines that say that we are nothing and God is everything. It is indeed true that our unsanctified soul is nothing, but that part of us already in Union with God is extremely powerful and full of the LIGHT, LIFE, and LOVE of our Father.

The outer circle (our unsanctified soul) is becoming smaller and smaller in this process, although it is still very much able to yield to the temptations of the Sin Principle. It is in this small outer circle that fine tuning is greatly needed, and God is working mightily now to complete the souls called to His Company of Firstfruits.

5) The Christian has merged with God. There is now only one circle as the two have become ONE. We are Bone of His Bone and Flesh of His Flesh. Throughout this process each one has different experiences. Some talk about “the mystical marriage” and still others about “the incarnation of JESUS within them.” These individual experiences are special graces from the LORD, and all that matters is that we are fully in the Feast of Tabernacles or Union with GOD. Hallelujah. Let us each press on to the mark of the high calling of God in Christ JESUS. It is sometimes thought that in this lovely process our soul rather “disappears.” Nothing could be further from the Truth! Our soul is returning to its original state in God. We shall still possess our UNIQUENESS. . .our personality, but it shall be Christ-like in every way. . .exceedingly more glorious than it was in its unsanctified state!

6) The final stage of our process is the redemption of the physical body. This can, of course, be represented by a third circle. Whether this is occurring gradually or will be a rather sudden experience, I am not given to know. The LORD told me several weeks ago that my body was now being filled with “Living Light.” He also told me years ago that the cells of my body were being changed. As my soul is not yet fully sanctified, I must conclude that some changes in the body are indeed occurring. I personally believe that we will soon be walking in divine health as our Pattern Brother, JESUS, did during His earthly ministry. During that time, He demonstrated on the Mount of the Transfiguration, that He was capable of manifesting in His body, but He did not walk in a resurrected, transfigured body until after the crucifixion and resurrection. Thus, all of this remains a mystery for which we await expectantly with JOYFUL hearts! Let us praise the LORD for this beautiful GIFT of salvation and bow down before His Spirit Who is working so hard to bring our soul and our body into the COMPLETION for which we all yearn. . .and for which our LORD and loving Father yearn in even greater measure. Thank You, LORD.

Please make a special mental note that this process does NOT include any kind of “awakening” or revelation of ourselves as divine or even as God Himself!! This is a central message of New Age theology. It is the way in which the serpent tempted Eve in the Garden! Watch for this in your readings and know that these revelations are old and are not consistent with the message of the Bible. The Scriptures can easily be used to support any theology under the sun, but keep the beautiful story of the entire Bible in mind at all times. To stray from it is indeed to lose the anointing!

JESUS Himself said, “I am the Way and the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father except by (through) Me. John 14:6

“I press on toward the goal to win the [supreme and heavenly] prize to which God in Christ Jesus is calling us upward. Paul to the Philippians 3:14 (Written from prison)

“But God – so rich is He in His mercy! Because of and in order to satisfy the great and wonderful and intense love with which He loved us.

“Even when we were dead (slain) by our own shortcomings and trespasses, He made us alive together in fellowship and in union with Christ: [He gave us the very life of Christ Himself, the same new life with which He quickened in Him for] it is by grace (his favor and mercy which you did not deserve) that you are saved (delivered from judgment and made partakers of Christ’s salvation).

“And He raised us up together with Him and made us sit down together [giving us joint seating with Him] in the heavenly sphere [by virtue of our being] in Christ Jesus (the Messiah, the Anointed One).”

Ephesians 2:4-6

“No one is able to come to Me unless the Father Who sent Me attracts and draws him and gives him the desire to come to Me, and [then] will raise him up from the dead] at the last day.”

John 6:44

(It is here that the God-given “spiritual receptor comes into play. . .that desire of the Father for His creature unites with the creature’s innate desire to reunite with its Creator.)

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  1. PAULAon 14 Aug 2008 at 6:48 pm

    .This article is being presented as a reference point and platform for my forthcoming discussion of New Age doctrine and how it has crept very subtly into the camp of the beautiful Kingdom message.

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