Call of the Kingdom - Scott and Louise Paris - Communion In Silence With The Inner Christ Part Two
COMMUNION IN SILENCE WITH THE INNER CHRIST
Saints, as the consciousness of yourself being the expression of Christ hits you, a positive change takes place in you life. The Lord is touching your part of the world through you. He uses our weaknesses and apparent failures. As with Paul, He says, "In your weakness I am strong." He manifests His power in our weaknesses. Father's approval is upon us in our apparent weaknesses and peculiarities.
Beloved saints, the fruit of our justification with the Father is inner union. When He justified you and glorified you (Rom. 8:30), this means your "inner man" was and is glorified now. By the inner residing of the Father's Christ, we rest in a present experiential awareness of inner union with God. We cannot achieve anything in our spiritual walk by self effort.
Only the Holy Spirit can manifest Spirit life. The god of self effort is the "god of this world." Genesis 1, tells us: "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." And in the 26th verse it says, "And God said, Let us make man in our image and after our likeness..."
God used no effort to speak this world and mankind into existence. For Him it was effortless. What is He saying, "make man in our image, after our likeness"? I see that love is the essence of mans existence
(in Christ there is neither male nor female). "God is love," and we have been birthed out of Him who is love. Can you see that your actual identity is love? "Made in the image and likeness of God." That tells us that you are part and parcel of your Source, and are One with your Source. The same Holy Spirit whose Seed birthed Jesus Christ from Mary, is the same One whose Seed birthed you in the glorious city of "New Jerusalem, the mother of us all."
No man can embrace these truths unless he sees and embraces the truth Paul found, "I live, yet not I, but Christ lives in me." The real Paul, the inner one in union with Christ, and Paul seen and known on the natural plane had to be discerned one from the other. He saw his true identity as Christ. So beloved saints, you and I are the many membered Christ of whom Jesus Christ is Head. if He is not ones Head, that one is not in the picture. He said, "Without me you can do nothing." In other words, Without me you are nothing!
I have run into several of these high falutin folks claiming to be God. One said to us, "I am god, and if you are not praying to me now, you will be soon." When I stood up and spoke, he turned pale as a ghost, and all he could do was stutter. Then again, I ran into two of these fellows in the same gathering. WOW! Did the feather fly, so to speak. These gods were at enmity with each other, and it was apparent to all. All of a sudden the Holy Spirit stepped in and the gift of the "word of knowledge came into action. These gods were suddenly quiet, and looked as if they wanted to crawl under the furniture. That was the end of their day there.
We assert our completion and perfection in Christ regardless of any opposite appearances. Our Father looks on us and approves us as perfect in Christ, so let us agree with Him! "How can two walk together except they are in agreement?" Amos 3:3.
There are mystical and transcendent truths no understood by those laboring under the letter of the word, for they are spirit and life. "The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life." We as sons of God live out of our real person-our spirit joined to Christ who knows no sin. Don't get me wrong, sin is possible (Rom. 7), by the fact of our New Nature we are not sinners. "We walk by faith, not by sight." 2 Cor. 5:7.
We live in a spiritual realm of life reaching far beyond this visible, physical plane on terra firma that we are attached to here. This spirit plane goes far beyond space and time. Those just living on this human level with emotional feelings and human intellect with all the external apparent-visible, these are their only base for decisions and judgment. So that is a kind of Hades, an entrapment, earth bound like animals.
Mankind groans for release from this earthly existence. Humanity is groaning for the manifestation of the sons of God. For his day of jubilee. Rom. 8:18-22. This is greater and beyond what has been manifested yet, but is on schedule. Father's time table is never early, nor is it late.
I wrote an article that I discovered in Paul's letters, titled, "The Hidden Mystery of Paul's Gospel." Paul's Gospel is unique, and even beyond anything spoken about after he was apprehended on the Damascus Road by Jesus, and beyond, plus all during his stay on earth. He spoke what we are in today. Another facet of Paul's gospel is: Every person born from above may embrace the unique mystery of the Gospel of Grace, and enter into union of our spirit with the Spirit of Christ. And have the consciousness of pure fulfillment where our spirits have free expression in Christ, where each can be aware of the spirit reality of a personal incarnation, Christ indwelling us, as us. 2 Cor. 13:5, Col. 1:27. Paul was confronted on the Damascus road by Jesus...isn't it amazing that millions of people world wide (some who never heard of Jesus) have, and are presently being confronted by Jesus, and converted, the same as Paul. He always relates Himself as Jesus to those whom He apprehends thus. One of my friends was apprehended the same way, and he was a hard nosed Muslim. Why didn't he address Himself as, "I am Father?" I got the answer, Jesus is the unique Son, the sole instrument by whom mankind can come to the Father. "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved." Acts 4:12.
As "New Creatures" in Christ Jesus, our Father predestinated us to live and manifest in the consciousness of the Christ dimension, operating in the "mind of Christ" daily. This is the dimension of inner spirit reality. You are one with Christ in this inner spirit dimension. And there is nothing you need work for. We live by faith, not by sight. You have an inner knowing from Him who indwells you, so no man need teach you. 1 John 2:20, 27, Heb. 8: 11.
Jesus told the Pharisees, "The Father is in me, and I in the Father."
John 10:38. He was asserting that He was the incarnate Messiah-Christ
All races of mankind are predestinated to become incar-nations of Deity-InChristed men/women.
Love shall prevail and save all the earth. 1 Cor. 13:8, "Love never fails." If one life should be excluded from salvation for ever, then Love
(God) would fail. But He cannot fail, for he is the only power, and delegated the powers that be. Rom. 13:1.
"As he is so are we in this world." 1 Jn. 4:17. As the Lord experienced the majestic mystery of His personal incarnation of the Father (John 10:38), so do we know this Royal family mystery-kingly expressions of our Father in His Christ. Like Jesus you can acknowledge your personal incarnation in the Spirit Christ.
"He (Christ) is made unto us wisdom and righteousness and sanctification and redemption." 1 Cor. 1:30.
We already live by the faith of the Son of God who resides in us, we don't need pray, or to build up more faith. Gal. 2:20, "I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me."
Our current need is awareness of our perspective of who we really are (our real being) in union with the Father in Christ. The Source of faith is in you, the Source of all Love is in you. Perfection and its Source is incarnate in you, so rest in Him and He will express it all through you and by you. And you won't have to discard Jesus for it to be spoken in the first person through you. "Now to the King of the ages, immortal, INVISIBLE, the only wise God, be honor, and glory for the ages of the ages. Amen." 1 Tim. 1:17.
As an heir of God and His magnificent kingdom, I claim all the inheritance that we are entitled to. Faith in the Lord is the key that unlocks the vault into all his sanctuary of treasures. He speaks clearly now to my inner heart: "We have (already) obtained an inheritance."
"In (Christ) whom we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him (God) who works all things after the counsel of his own will. That we should be to the praise of his glory who first trusted in Christ." Eph. 1: 11, 12.
Beloved reach for a fixed awareness of your Teacher who perpetually dwells within. Paul gives the ultimate test for the validity of mans salvation, which is his recognition of the inner Christ. "Examine yourselves, whether you are in the faith; prove your own selves. Know you not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except you are reprobates (disapproved-rejected)." 2 Cor. 13:5.
The key to Life is not trying, it is trusting, and walking hand in hand with our inner Christ, the living One.
Love and hugs,