October 17 ‘16 Seeing What Really Is Part 11 ~Paul Gray

Seeing through the correct lens of Union!

Hebrews 5:14 Mirror  This is the nourishment of the mature. They are those who have their faculties of perception trained as by gymnastic precision to distinguish the relevant from the irrelevant. (The mature are those who know the difference between the shadow and the substance; between the futility of the law of works and willpower to work righteousness, and righteousness revealed by the faith of God in the finished work of Christ!)

1 John 4:16 Mirror  We have come to know and believe the love that God has unveiled within us. God is love; love is who God is; to live in this place of conscious, constant love, is to live immersed in God and to feel perfectly at home in his indwelling. (You’re not alone and adrift in the universe; you are at home in the Father’s good pleasure!)

Walking by faith (objective) and not by sight (subjective) is when you know that "it is finished" in all things for ALL people.

Don Keathley: “Man's union with God was the Father’s original thought that inspired creation. It was NEVER to be any other way, and guess what?  It never has been any other way. You are one with your source of creation, never being without His image and likeness.”

2 Timothy 1:9-10  Jesus has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began,  but has now been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who has abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.

1 Timothy 4:10 For to this end we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 17 ‘16 Seeing What Really Is Part 11 ~Paul Gray

Seeing through the correct lens of Union!

Hebrews 5:14 Mirror  This is the nourishment of the mature. They are those who have their faculties of perception trained as by gymnastic precision to distinguish the relevant from the irrelevant. (The mature are those who know the difference between the shadow and the substance; between the futility of the law of works and willpower to work righteousness, and righteousness revealed by the faith of God in the finished work of Christ!)

1 John 4:16 Mirror  We have come to know and believe the love that God has unveiled within us. God is love; love is who God is; to live in this place of conscious, constant love, is to live immersed in God and to feel perfectly at home in his indwelling. (You’re not alone and adrift in the universe; you are at home in the Father’s good pleasure!)

Walking by faith (objective) and not by sight (subjective) is when you know that "it is finished" in all things for ALL people.

Don Keathley: “Man's union with God was the Father’s original thought that inspired creation. It was NEVER to be any other way, and guess what?  It never has been any other way. You are one with your source of creation, never being without His image and likeness.”

2 Timothy 1:9-10  Jesus has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began,  but has now been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who has abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.

1 Timothy 4:10 For to this end we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe. 

 

October 18 ‘16 Seeing What Really Is Part 12 ~Paul Gray

It can be very hard for religious people to give up favoring what they can see in the world dominated by their five senses and thus start “Seeing What Really Is.”

Recently I gave a Mirror Bible to a dear friend of mine who is “religious.” After reading the introduction, he commented “It says that Christ accepted us, but I “know” that we have to accept Christ. I “know” there are things we have to do.”

I asked “How do you ‘know’ that?” His reply: “It’s just obvious!” 

This is evil’s CHIEF TRICK! He blinds us to how close the Lord really is – closer than the air we breathe. We are in Him and He is in us and he did that!

John 14:20 (Jesus) In that day you will know that I am in My Father, you are in me and I in you!

Jesus said in Matthew 11:28-30 MSSG “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”

Jesus will give you rest from trying to “get in” and will show you what is real…in the unseen and eternal realm.

Don Keathley:

“Trying to achieve oneness with the Father is like trying to enter a room you are already in.”

I HAVE MINISTERED BOTH an exclusive gospel of "them and us" and a gospel that is inclusive "all included at the cross" and my honest evaluation is this. The inclusive gospel produces a more secure, holy living, loving, non-judgmental follower of Jesus than the "us and them" turn or burn gospel I taught for over 35 years ever produced.... That is the simple truth from a Pastor of 47 years.”

 

 

 

October 19 ‘16 Seeing What Really Is Part 13 ~Paul Gray

Question: What do you do when you can’t see what is?

Answer: You create something you can see…in your imagination…and then you defend it with a vengeance because it’s all you think you have! The lie of separation from God is the chief of all lies. “Seeing What Really Is,” is all about coming to behold Jesus in us!

Jesus said in John 8:12 “I am the light of the world; the one who follows Me shall not walk in the darkness, but shall have the light of LIFE!"

The moment you meet (discover) Christ in you, you experience His LIFE, His hope, His freedom, His joy in the midst of the darkness!

Many translations of John 1:14 state that “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” However the Greek “En,” which is found 2782 times in the New Testament, is translated  “in” 1874 of those times and “among” only relatively few times!

A similar situation occurs in Galatians 2:15-16 where Paul states that when Christ appeared to him (as the Christ-hating, murdering “Saul of the Pharisees”) God revealed Christ IN him and Christ IN (same word) the Gentiles!

Christ is IN you and He always has been! The same is true of everyone!

Francois DuToit: “We often think that faith is to believe things we don’t understand. No, blind faith is an illusion. The truth is: Faith SEES! Faith sees what is! The “broken” me is the me that Jesus is in. He became “sarx” (Greek: “flesh”). He is with me in my darkness!

Jesus, who was in the beginning face-to-face with the Father, out of God’s being, now is in us, in our darkness: THAT IS THE GOSPEL!”

Don Keathley: “If you feel safe and secure because you made a decision to accept Jesus then you don't understand the gospel. We are safe and secure because the Father through the Son in the Spirit made their decision to accept us before time began...Check Ephesians 1:4 and then do your happy dance and trash your religious pride in what you did."

Religion sees believing as something you must do to be saved. Grace sees believing as an effortless response to the revelation of what He has already done to save you.... Religion says "do," grace says "done.”

 

 

 

October 20 ‘16 Seeing What Really Is Part 14 ~Paul Gray

“What Really Is”…is UNION. We have been united with the Trinity! We live in “Oneness” with them!

After “the fall” we read: Genesis 3:8 And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.

God” is translated from the Hebrew word “Elohiym” which means “Gods” – plural –3 or more.

Cool” is translated from the Hebrew word “Ruwach.” Ruwach is the Hebrew word for the “Spirit of God.” Ruwach is found 378 times in the Old Testament and only once (in Genesis 3:8), translated (incorrectly!) as “cool.”

The text literally reads that they heard the Trinity (Father, Jesus,) walking in The Spirit in the garden.

The Trinity has always been a community—a “union” and they have included us in their Union!

 

It seems obvious that many of the OT translators, when presented with the word Ruach – had no concept of the Trinity, “walking in the Spirit, and our Union and Oneness with them.

John 8:12 (Jesus) “Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”

Baxter Kruger: “Without an encounter with Jesus inside our own hearts, we have no liberation from Ophis’ lies and no freedom to turn towards the Father. Indeed without the revelation of Jesus In us, we would never even know that we are in the dark at all! Jesus has no intention of being the Father’s Son…or the Anointed One or the Lord of all creation…without or apart from us! Christ in You…Jesus, the Living Word, the Great I Am…reveals Himself in all people and shares His eyes with us!”

Don Keathley: “For years when we heard something that conflicted with our traditional way of thinking or did not agree with our theology we immediately went to Scripture to validate its truth or error. I see today that the Holy Spirit that Jesus said would lead us into all truth is beginning to be the first place we take something new to, to test whether what we are hearing is true or not.”

 

 

Your God-implanted "Tuning Fork"

October 21 ‘16 Seeing What Really Is Part 15 ~Paul Gray

The Holy Spirit of Christ lives in every person and has since Jesus’ Finished Work at the Cross. The Spirit is like a “tuning fork” that resonates inside us when The Spirit hears the proclamation that Christ is IN us, the hope of glory!

When you hear the truth of Oneness/Union, you will know it (unless your heart is stubbornly clinging to darkness) because you will sense the Holy Spirit of Christ in you resonating with the truth you hear!

However, when you hear “The Lie of Separation” taught, nothing resonates inside you. Instead, evil anger may fester in your darkened mind because it does not want to hear Union/Oneness. It only wants you to believe the lie of separation.

THE ASSUMPTION OF SEPARATION IS THE GREAT DARKNESS.

Our relationship with God, our spiritual walk, hinges on whether we believe Union…or Separation. This belief will impact everything you think about yourself, God, and other people. The two are diametrically, and diabolically opposed to each other.

As Baxter Kruger pleads, “Take sides with Jesus against Ophis’ madness.”

“Law” is the default setting from “religion” regarding how to “get back to God.” However we have never been apart from God! Refuse to go there! Virtually all religion teaches some form of separation/law/works! Avoid religion like the plague it is!

 

 

"The Assumption of Separation IS the Great Darkness" 

October 24 ‘16 Seeing What Really Is Part 16 ~Paul Gray

Thoughts from Baxter Kruger

“Seeing Papa with Jesus’ eyes leads to life abounding. Without a revelation from Jesus, we would never know we’re in the dark at all!

Don’t live by applying Scripture to your life, rather live from union with Papa! Jesus is in you and He believes!

Take sides with Jesus against the way we “see” and instead, “See What Really Is!

The Gospel is: “Jesus has included us into His union with the Father and Spirit. It’s all Him.” Hear Jesus and live!

Since we are not separated, any ideas of how to “get back to God”…won’t work! And we eventually die of exhaustion or sadness, cynicism, despair, even though we have been faithful and true to “the cause!”  There is no pain greater than disappointed hope.

There is only one battle: Union/separation.

There is a great difference between our (Western Evangelical) Jesus and the real Jesus!

Jesus’ testimony always exposes darkness as darkness!

When we cannot see what is, we don’t know who we are!

The light of Christ in us shines in the great darkness – the assumption of separation.

Jesus stacked the deck with inclusion of everything!”

Don Keathley: “As the world of religion continues to fall apart a bigger world of grace and love is being revealed that will swallow up everything contrary to the nature of our Father.”

 

 

 

“Prayer is listening to Jesus and sharing your heart with Him."

October 25 ‘16 Seeing What Really Is Part 17 ~Paul Gray

 “Prayer is listening to Jesus and sharing your heart with Him. He will tell you what He is doing and as soon as He does, you act on what he says!

Baxter Kruger:

We get the water…He changes it to wine. Like Jesus with His Father, we share in what Jesus is doing. He is the Lord of all things: Victorious Lamb, Father’s Son, Creator, Anointed One, and He refuses to live His life without us!

Jesus’s “I Am” always trumps Ophis’ “I am not.”

From victory to victory the Lamb leads!

Pretending eventually leads to despair. Striving always leads to exhaustion!

The Holy Spirit turns our sorrow into eyes to behold Jesus!

Jesus appears in our darkness!

Shame is Ophis’ crop dusting.

Jesus is in the real us….with our shame, condemnation and darkness.  He is never ashamed of us. Neither is Papa or Sarayu!

We can never discover Jesus inside our darkness and never know His union with the real us or His Father’s love while we refuse to acknowledge our darkness. We pretend, hide, medicate, seek salvation in our heads and create an external religion. We conjure up scapegoats to blame for our own misery…even scapegoats within us!

When Ophis attacks, he is attempting to get me to feel his own evil conscious as my own. Lies and accusations are all that he has to fight with. Remember, Jesus, who is Face to Face with the Father, is in me! Turn to Him and receive affirmation! Never shame!

Jesus has given you His own eyes…hold no secrets from Him and you will see everything with His eyes!

The broken me is the ME JESUS IS IN! He became sarx (NT Greek: “flesh”). He is with me in my darkness!

Jesus was in the beginning face-to-face with the Father…out of God’s being. Now He is also in us – in our darkness.  That is the gospel!”

 

 

 

October 26 ‘16 Seeing What Really Is Part 18 ~Paul Gray

The first thing God did after He created humans was that “He blessed them.”

Ephesians 5:31-33 “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church.  Nevertheless let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.

Mirror (vs 32) The secret of a successful marriage is reflected in this inseparable union between Christ and the church, as God’s redeemed image and likeness in mankind. (This union ultimately defines both marriage and church.)

Our marriage relationship is a mystery, like Christ and His church, however now we can start “Seeing What Really Is” and it’s no longer a mystery!

As Paul wrote in Romans 7, our old “husband, Mr. Law,” died and we no longer have any relationship to him. Jesus initiated, drew us all into Him and made us His bride. We have His name, identity, inheritance. We have all that He is…for better or worse, rich or poor, sickness and health and nothing will ever separate us from His love!

That is who we are…our True Identity…and Jesus did that! He chose us and He transferred us from the kingdom of darkness into His Kingdom of light. He made us pure, spotless, His perfect bride!  Now, just like any bride that has a former identity, we grow into learning who we are and realize the rights and privileges of being His bride!

Jesus…your husband, wants you to know this is all true and He wants you to know His love is unconditional.  His grace is abundant and amazing and you have been totally reconciled to Him; totally included forever and he never imputes or counts sin against you…you are His beloved Bride!

Don Keathley: “The good news is that the Father through the Son in the Spirit has already chosen, redeemed, justified, sanctified, fully reconciled, forgiven, made righteous, and made you complete in Christ. All of this was done in Christ before the foundation of the world…Now you be reconciled or in simple English, wake up to who you really are and live the abundant life that He promised in the here and now”

Steve McVey: “The first thing God did after He created humans was that “He blessed them.” The first thing He said to them was, “Be fruitful.” That’s who God is.”

 

 

 

October 27 ‘16 Seeing What Really Is Part 19 ~Paul Gray

Ministering Grace!

Think about your “ministry”…what God might be “calling” you to do or be.  Many times people long to have a “large” ministry and to “do important things” for God and His Kingdom.

However, consider what ministry could ever be more important than a full time Mom, a Full time Dad, a full time spouse, a full time friend?

Ephesians 4:29 KJV Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

I love the above translation of this verse because it accurately (in my opinion) contrasts “corrupt communication” with grace. Corrupt communication would include the Lie of Separation and any teaching that God is angry at humanity, there is separation between us and God, separation between “the elect and the damned,” any hierarchy in the Kingdom, that God is vindictive, punitive, has to be appeased, is full of “wrath” towards us, that we can gain and maintain a right relationship with God by our own efforts, etc.  That is all corrupt and directly opposed to God’s Grace!

Because of religion’s pervasive teaching and influence, most of its adherents believe lies. So where are people…especially children…to learn the truth about God’s unconditional love, unconditional forgiveness, passion for community with us, amazing grace, acceptance and inclusion…and the effects of Jesus’s finished work at the cross?

The Holy Spirit of Christ seems to most often reveal these mysterious truths to us from another person whom we are in relationship with and whom we trust. Many times these truths are “caught” as much as “taught.” Many people who have never (fortunately) been a part of organized religion have a wonderful understanding of unconditional love, unconditional forgiveness, grace, acceptance and inclusion because they have seen that in a parent, grandparent, spouse and/or friend!

We can impact the world in great ways for the Kingdom of God simply by believing, teaching, and modeling what the Trinity is really like to those in our little sphere of influence! That’s what happened in the first church and it thrived for about 300 years before religion began to corrupt it as the official state-required religion of Rome.

We have the great privilege and the very high calling of ministering grace to those in our lives who are in a position to see and hear just by watching and listening to us! 

 

 

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