(Continued from previous post)
FACT VS TRUTH
There are two realms that exist- the spiritual realm and the physical realm. The things that occur in the latter are directly and indirectly determined by the realities in the former. There are many who would like to convince themselves that the former is imaginary and non-existent but that thought in itself would be undiluted, ludicrous fantasy. Note that any conception of truth that is limited only to the calculable, the tangible and/or the explainable, need not be considered truth at all.
1 Corinthians 2:14 –: “For the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God for they are foolishness unto him, neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.”
In Christ my reality is first in the context of the spiritual, from whence I may then engage myself in diligently striving to have all that is already truth in the realm of the divine, to manifest on the plains of mortality. I call true what God calls true and knight every contrary thing a falsehood.
The work of Christ on the cross was and is a complete work. When he said “It is finished”, he meant it. So in Him, I cease to be defined by what the fallen nature and bondage to death made me characteristic of. I’ve been elevated from the pit and stand on the rock of righteousness. So what He says, I am. It doesn’t matter what folks feel about it, it doesn’t matter what my mistakes say about it, it doesn’t matter what the devil – my accuser – persistently plagues my mind with concerning it – what Jesus says I am, I am. Everyone needs to wake up and deal.
So when I make certain claims, those who have been exposed to understanding will realize that it goes beyond the skinny girl before them. They would grasp that such audacious claims should and simply must be backed by something and someone greater than the person they’re looking (down) upon. And I agree!
My boast is in Jesus!
Colossians 1:29 -: “Whereunto I also labor, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.”
All we do while we trudge in this fallen casing that is the flesh, is strive by the grace we’ve been given in Christ to keep the fallen flesh under subjection to the new man – the Spirit man – up until the second coming of our Lord and savior, Jesus Christ. When folks are stuck on how unlikely, unreal or unbelievable certain good deeds are, I personally believe such a view is natural for anyone who is yet to encounter and commune with the King. (John 1:05 – “And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.”) Because if you knew Him and believed in the sacrifice He made for undeserving you and I, and then went on to believe that He is able and willing to use each and every one who comes to Him to do wondrous things and to shed His endless, unfathomable love abroad – even to the ends of the earth, then it won’t be so hard to accept even the most seeming outlandish claims you may hear, as long as they align with the word. Unconditional love won’t be so unbelievable to a soul that has tasted it.
The reality of the miracle of the cross is evidenced in the clear-cut transformation that occurs in the soul snatched from damnation at the entrance of Christ. It’s a spiritual thing so it’s obviously pretty pointless to attempt fathoming it with the fettered nature that is human reasoning (which is useful in its own right but contained and therefore must not hope to contain the limitless nature and power of God).
Job 37:05 -: “God thundereth marvelously with his voice, great things doeth he which we cannot comprehend.”
And that’s my testimony; all that makes me worth loving or liking, if there be anything appealing about Kwiksie, it’s because of the person living within me. I’m not a nice person. I’m not compassionate or merciful or peace loving or considerate or patient or forgiving and long-suffering (in myself). But Jesus IS and I am as He is (1 John 4:17 – “Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world”), therefore I am all that as well. I’m only what He has made me and can only do as He enables me. And He enables me to do all things that pertain to life and godliness, so….
…If I should ever vehemently make a claim to be incapable of engaging in something or fully capable of doing another, know that I only speak of things which were first spoken by my heavenly Father, and that the unvoiced finishing truth behind every claim is that I do it all:
Through Christ that strengtheneth me