An unconditional commitment to Jesus will reveal Him as He is. Not because we become clever but because He rejoices in revealing to us His glory and ultimately our own. He will reveal Himself to our innermost being.
How many understand that we can love Jesus, be nice people, yet worship a ‘Jesus who’ is not the son of God and be Believers in a gospel that is not the gospel of the Kingdom? Jesus is not the son of God when he is the construction of our own fearful/carnal minds or a figure sculptured from a denominational mould. Jesus being I AM, is who He is. Having the mind of Christ means having the Son’s mind on who Jesus, Holy Spirit and Father really are.
Similarly the gospel of the Kingdom is not some regression to law and pre-cross living with Jesus’ help. It is life in the spirit of sonship that is ours because Christ is our life. If the new covenant could be expressed briefly it would be in Pauls words, ‘Christ your life.’ Just so we know, we are meant to be living in the new covenant and not the old or a mixture of the old and the new. This because the power of a regenerated life is ours when we live in the resurrected Jesus who is not only personal resurrection but the resurrection of society. This is the new creation.
It's a sad thing to have an obsession for vegetarian food, when we remain dead in their spirit and crippled in their soul, because we will not live in the Spirit. What's the point in having a healthy body and a dead spirit? Jesus offers us life to the full. So why settle for a half life or a three quarters life? Death has no place in the being of the sons and daughters of God.
Jesus offers us life without limit. Any limited kind of life is an acceptance of a degree of death and an affront to what Jesus has done for us. Degrees of malfunction in our being are called disease, by which we mean a lack of ease and wellness. They are in fact a partial death. It is the same with diseases of spirit and soul. Filled by the law and religion we are unwell, crippled and phantoms of our real selves. With Christ our life; the Christ whose spirit is in us and manifesting through us we shine because He has come in our flesh. We are incarnated with divinity.
Jesus transferred all of humanity from death to life, which is to say from Adam to Jesus and from separation to union with God. Today each Believer has an inheritance. This is that she has the same relationship with Father as has Jesus.
Following the cross we were not only made one with God. God came to live in us. The spirit of Christ has become our life. This is to say that the person of Jesus is manifest in our being. He is both Christ our life and Christ our righteousness.
Grace is not just a quality or disposition. It is the person of Jesus manifesting the nature of our Father. Grace is a life that is not yours, abiding in you
as your life. Christ in not ‘like your life.’ He is your life. Jesus is not only the Way to the Father. He is your relationship to our Father.
Grace is the incarnation of the God-head in you. God is not restricted to a special place or a special day. He is in you and with you.
Christ is our grace. He stands entirely in our place in relation to Himself, the Father and Holy Spirit. To say that the law or morality or Christian values are the key issues of salvation is a gross misunderstanding. Performance is not the key issue. In Father’s mind you are!
The key issue is the excellence of our Father and the reality of our in union in the Holy Family as sons and daughters. The Fatherhood of God and the Sonship of you and yours were decided at the cross and made real by the incarnation of Christ in you. Salvation is more simple than many think. It is Christ in you.
It is said that for every 100 People that convert to Adventism, 40 leave. This is a good number as Adventism is the most subtle non-gospel that has ever masqueraded as life. Adventism cannot be supported by scripture and when used as a template it distorts the word of God and makes the truth a lie. It parades a false and legalistic righteousness that negates life by side-lining Jesus with personal performance and false doctrine that negates the spirit and life of Jesus active in us.
Jesus came to replace the law: with Himself. He came to live un us so that we can participate in the personhood of God and be ourselves. Adventism replaces spirit with law and merchandises this as an improvement. But this is the kind of ‘advance’ that is experienced by an eagle that once had two wings and now has one.
Adventism leaves people who incapacitated as sons of God. It makes them invalids while marketing a gospel of health. Don't hope for the rejuvenation of Adventism. It will never happen. The entire edifice of Adventism is a tower that rests on an illusion- the illusion that Ellen White spoke for God. The distorted gospel endorsed by Mrs White, that became Adventist religion, is proof that one can be a good person yet be the channel of cunningly devised fables from the pit. God did not plant Adventism. It is a tare that degrades the life of the unsuspecting, reducing potentials sons to workers and slaves.
The Adventist experience supports the delusion that one is blessed of God because one has a world-wide system. Many think they are led of God because they have a ministry. But we are one with God when we are one with Him and His teaching. This means living new covenant and not old. It means not living in some bizarre law/Jesus hybrid. It means having our life and identity in Jesus and not in our denomination. It means not living in the presumption that we have some special addition on the apostles teaching to offer the world. We can be different because we are living in the uniqueness that is Christ our life. Then again we can be different because we have adopted a perversion of the apostle’s teaching. One is the straight and narrow way and the other is the wide way that leads to destruction.