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Our perception of what we think we’re seeing, feeling, or experiencing, may in fact be so very far removed from what is really true. Case in point, here are some quotes from the movie The Matrix:
“What is “real”? How do you define “real”?” Morpheus: How did I beat you?
Neo: You… you’re too fast.
Morpheus: Do you believe that my being stronger or faster has anything to do with my muscles in this place? Do you think that’s air you’re breathing now? Have you ever had a dream, Neo, that you were so sure was real? What if you were unable to wake from that dream? How would you know the difference between the dream world and the real world? Welcome to the real world. If real is what you can feel, smell, taste and see, then ‘real’ is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain.

As I have shared in many different ways on my blogs, we have all (in my opinion) been stamped with a bummer of a birth mark. Not one of us has escaped unmarked! The deeply engraved and imprinted message that weaves and filters through everything we do is laced with a cancer- like fog endeavouring to convince us of one thing; “I AM NOT.”

Psycho-babble would convince us that there are two kinds of people in the world – those with a good self-image/healthy self-esteem, and those with a poor self-image/self-esteem. The former tend to think of themselves as being a quantum-leap cut above the latter. What garbage! If the enemy of your soul can’t convince you you’re a worthless loser, then he’ll convince you that in your lovely wholeness you don’t need God whatsoever (a.k.a. self-righteousness). The concepts of self-esteem and self-worth are meaningless labels attached to an endless pursuit of shadow-boxing, trying at best to alter one’s view of him/herself from the outside in, a form psychological botox.
When I talk about none of us escaping the internal scarring, disfiguring by virtue of the fact that we have been born into the human stream is because, if there are any exceptions (and there are none) then the need for the Father’s love and grace is primarily for the losers, the rejects and the sickos – but isn’t that great news? Jesus came for the sick – and for those who know in their heart of hearts they’re hopelessly lost. I see this sickness being dyslexic and anorexic in the soul, unable to distinguish or decipher the truth of what God the father really has to say about us.


It appears to me right now in this season of my life that many things are culminating and coming to a head, and all of it is directly interrelated with knowing the truth, slowly seeing with ever increasing clarity what life looks like apart from living way too long seeing it through a shattered windshield.

If there is any true confidence and assurance beginning to take form within me, it has to be something far removed and coming to me from a source much deeper than me having a great gene pool.
I cannot separate what is birthed in us of the spirit of God apart from that which is inseparable from great meekness and humility. As I was thinking about this, I was reminded of scriptures that compare Adam as a ‘natural’ man with the last Adam (Christ Jesus) being the ‘life- quickening man’. I also was pondering about why God didn’t choose Ishmael instead of Isaac – perhaps it was because the first son had been born out of fleshly effort and Isaac had been the promised son as a result of God’s doing.

As I am learning to let the Father of my spirit love me and to integrate who and what He is within every aspect of my being, out of the fractured and shattered pieces of what used to define me is coming forth a manifest son of God.

Rich

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We’ve all seen and heard know it all’s and how that has mostly left us looking for a way to avoid this rare breed of superior humanity as quickly as possible. Thing is, for those who have been received of the Father, been made one in and with Him, we actually know a whole lot more than we think we know, really!

There’s two kinds of knowing the bible talks about, without getting into the Greek meanings, lets just put it this way, there’s the spontaneous intuitive knowing that is purely subjective, meaning, its as if seemingly out of nowhere, we have this flash of genius, knowing that we know that we never studied for or even thought about it with any in-depth searching.
The other knowing is an experiential objective knowing that is used to substantiate the subjective intuitive knowing we received that had no bearing upon our formal education or intellectual abilities.
These things I have written to you concerning those who are trying to deceive you. As for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him. 1 John 2:26-27

What if the massive extent of available Christian teaching is the cause of most of our confusion?

Can we still learn from one another? For sure, but that learning can only come as it is built upon the reality that the knowledge of God is already within the one we would teach. I cannot teach you something that you don’t already have inherently within you through the Spirit of God. If you read the letters of the apostles, it becomes clear that they fully understood this in how they taught. While the religious world uses the written word of God, especially the New Testament letters, to teach you what they assume you do not understand, they were written with a view to the mind of Christ within you. Paul’s main approach in writing his long logical letter to the Roman believers was to systematically destroy the logic of the natural mind that constantly presenting itself as wisdom, while at the same time, he uncovered the truth of their new life in Christ the truth that was their inheritance, the truth that was within them because of the mind of Christ within them.

Rich

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