October 13 ’16 Seeing What Really Is Part 9 ~Paul Gray
Seeing life through the lens of Union or the lens of Separation will produce two radically different ways of living. The assumption of separation produces The Great Darkness which then makes us see everything through the lens of Separation. Jesus’ light exposes The Great Darkness and reveals His Truth, then we see through His lens of Union.
When you live in the Great Darkness, you can’t see what is real and true. You can’t See What Really Is. You can’t hear God clearly. You’re susceptible to more lies from the evil one. You never really experience true peace and joy.
In the Great Darkness, you believe the lie that you are not in God’s good graces, you believe the lie that you are not in right standing with Him. As a result, you create something you can “see” in your imagination, some “way” to view God and some “way” to get back into relationship with Him and back in His good graces.
Most likely you adopt some “way” that someone else, maybe your parents or some denomination or teacher (who has a title and letters after their name) espouses. Then you adopt that “way” as your own, never question it, and you then defend it with a vengeance…because it’s all you have. We see life through the lens of separation.
However, The Spirit of Christ in us (Union) continually reveals Christ’s light and life to us!
1 Corinthians 13:12-13 For now we see in a mirror (subjectively) dimly, but then face to face (objectively). Now I know in part (subjectively), but then I shall know just as I also am known (objectively). And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love
Colossians 1:26-27 The mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints. To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
Don Keathley: “Grace has taught me that learning more and simply gathering more religious information does not bring any lasting transformation. Only a revelation of my true identity and communion with the Father brought what I longed for on a deep level in life.”