By Ronald D McGatlin
The Lord does not have a lot of respect for theology. He told me in my time with Him this morning that theology was heavily infested with a “Martha syndrome.” That means it is very busy about many things on many fronts from history to eschatology, while ignoring the one most important thing. The one most important thing is being with Him in the Spirit, knowing Him, hearing His loving voice in Spirit to spirit communication and fellowship.
To know God and His love is to intimately relate to Christ Jesus in the Spirit. All things that we need to know are available for us to know in Him. Only by Christ in us can we have the MIND OF CHRIST. Spirit Christ within us will teach us the Word of God.
The written word recorded in the Bible will be taught to us as pure and clear confirmation by the Spirit. Pure “theology” is knowing Christ Jesus first hand by the Spirit. Man-made theology is an intellectual pursuit of studying about God. Because it is an intellectual pursuit, it is subject to the many views of man’s interpretations and human translations of the Bible word. Therefore, it causes much religious divisions and separations.
Dressing up man-made theology and calling it a spiritual work does not make it so. Rather it makes a deceptive mixture much like a wolf in sheep’s clothing that gains the confidence of the sheep and leads them to no good end. Religious divisions within Christianity are the direct product of intellectual study of biblical words without the fullness of Spirit God love relationship in Christ and Christ in us.
Most, if not all, denominations at their origin received some part or parts of revealed truth from Spirit God. To that one part or parts of truth, intellectually discerned doctrines or teachings were added to fill out our circle of understanding. Once these teachings become traditions ingrained in the people, they will be strongly defended to the point of separation and even war with other groups that may have, among their mixture, the true light in that specific area of our erroneous interpretations. (1 John 2:27).
The kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven can never be achieved by intellectual human understanding apart from a personal intimate relationship with Spirit God. Heavenly wisdom is imparted by the Spirit of God in us.
(1 Corinthians 2:9-16).
We as natural human beings cannot judge Spirit things with our human intellect. To judge Spirit things with intellectual discernment of the Bible always leads to deception, division, and lack. We must judge or discern the Bible by the Spirit. Spirit God is the author and interpreter of His written word. The Spirit and the original written word of God cannot disagree. Only through human interpretations and translations can there be disagreement with the Bible and Spirit God in Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit.
SPIRIT IS GREATER THAN NATURAL
All creation emanates from and continues to exist by SPIRIT God Almighty.
All visible creation is dependent upon Spirit God and is created, ruled, and governed by the WORD of Spirit God. Visible creation on earth is involved with time and therefore is considered temporal.
Spirit God is eternal and therefore can create and sustain eternal as well as temporal things.
Visible or temporal creation is in a continuous state of change. Eternal creation is consummated in Spirit God and changes only by the spoken word from God. The spoken word of God brings the rule of eternity into the temporal or time affected creation.
Mankind is a unique creation that was created in the image and likeness of God as sons and daughters of God. Life in Adam and Eve was to be everlasting and continuously renewable.
In the likeness of God mankind had the free will choice to choose to obey God and live or to disobey God and die. Adam was warned by Father God to not eat of one specific tree in the garden. He told Adam that the day you eat of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall surely die.
There can be no death or decay in the eternal. When Adam ate of that tree, Adam and Eve’s lives on earth became temporal and death passed upon all mankind.
Through the one man death came to all mankind. So also through the one man, Christ Jesus, the free gift of life is available to all mankind. In Christ Jesus and Christ in us, we now have eternal life. (Romans 5:12-20). There is abundant life now and forever. The sting of death is removed and the life of the kingdom of God is available to us now and forever.
Eternal life is first in the Spirit to be experienced by those who live in the Spirit and walk in the Spirit. (Galatians 5:16-25) (Romans 8:9-11).
Our spirit being has put on immortality as it was changed in the moment when the Spirit God in Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit came to abide in our “spirit being” that then became a “Spirit being” in a mortal body here on earth. We wait for the change of our body as well to put on immortality in the twinkling of an eye at the last trumpet.
“So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: ‘Death is swallowed up in victory.’ ‘O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory?’ The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:54-57.
We now have a responsibility to keep this body pure by the power and love of Spirit God within us. Our body is the temple of God on earth (1Cor 6:19). Keeping our bodies pure is not too big a job for Spirit God who abides us and in whom we live and move and have our being. (Acts 17:28). However, keeping our bodies pure does require our agreement and participation to live and walk in the Spirit. Draw near to God within us and RESIST the enemy. (James 4:7-10).
LIFTED TO A HIGHER LIFE
Our Spirit life is securely seated or resting upon the authority and power of the throne of Spirit God in Christ Jesus, Yeshua Messiah. We no longer live by bread of this natural life alone but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. We live by the Bread of Life, Christ Jesus, the Word of God. (Matthew 4:4) (John 6:51).
Spirit God in Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit does not abide in darkness of evil. He transforms a willing vessel into temples of pure holy light in which He abides. God dwells with the humble who willingly yield their all into His hands for His good pleasure to do with as He pleases.
“For thus says the High and Lofty One Who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: ‘I dwell in the high and holy place, with him who has a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, And to revive the heart of the contrite ones.’” Isaiah 57:15.
How far away is that HIGH AND HOLY PLACE? Is it not as near as Christ in us by the Holy Spirit? Is it not a part of that which God has prepared for those that love Him, that eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor has entered into the heart of (natural) man? BUT THAT GOD HAS REVEALED TO US THROUGH HIS SPIRIT.
It is Spirit consummation of all things in heaven and on earth in Christ Jesus, Yeshua Messiah that perfectly finishes the Spirit Kingdom of God manifested on earth as it is in heaven. Live by the Spirit and walk in the Spirit, and experience the consummated kingdom of heaven reality now and forever.
GOD’S LOVE NEVER FAILS!