October 14 ’16 Seeing What Really Is Part 10 ~Paul Gray
The following verses help us develop the correct lens (Union with God) that we then use to “See What Really Is:”
1 Corinthians 2:12 Mirror The Spirit proceeding from God unveils the gifts of his generosity. He has graced us with understanding so that we may know what He has always had in mind for us; this is so unlike the secular spirit of the wisdom of the world where everything has a price tag!
(Christ is the unveiling of the mystery of God’s wisdom: now we know how God redeemed our righteousness and our wholeness in Christ. In God’s economy, Christ represents us; what mankind could never achieve through personal discipline and willpower as taught in every religion, God’s faith accomplished in Christ. Of his desire are we in Christ; we are associated in oneness with Him. Our wisdom is sourced in this union! Also our righteousness and holiness originate from Him!
Holiness equals wholeness and harmony of someone’s spirit, soul and body. Our redemption is sanctioned in Him. He redeemed our identity, our sanity, our health, our joy, our peace, our innocence and our complete well-being!)
1 Corinthians 1:30 Of God’s doing are we in Christ. He is both the genesis and genius of our wisdom; a wisdom that reveals how righteous, sanctified and redeemed we already are in Him.
John 1:18 Until this moment God remained invisible to mankind; now the authentic begotten Son, the blueprint of mankind’s design who represents the innermost being of God, the Son who is in the bosom of the Father, brings Him into full view! He is the official authority qualified to announce God! He is our guide who accurately declares and interprets the invisible God within us.
2 Corinthians 3:18 Mirror The days of window-shopping are over! In Christ every face is unveiled. In gazing with wonder at the blueprint likeness of God displayed in human form, we suddenly realize that we are looking at ourselves! Every feature of His image is mirrored in us! This is the most radical transformation engineered by the Spirit of the Lord; we are led from an inferior mind-set to the revealed endorsement of our authentic identity.
Hebrews 11:1 Mirror -- Persuasion confirms confident expectation and proves the unseen world to be more real than the seen. Faith celebrates as certain what hope visualizes as future. (The shadow no longer substitutes the substance. Jesus is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of everything the prophets foretold. The unveiling of Christ in human life completes mankind’s every expectation. Colossians 1:27)