I haven't come to blogger in a long time and not much has been really going on. Yet, I have something on my mind RIGHT NOW so I jumped over here to record it.
I have been spending most of my free time reading on the subject of the mystical union of Christ. I've been spending most of my free time watching you tube clips of "wild" and "crazy" types such as Dr. Baxter and John Crowder and Francois Du Toit. In addition to Eric Gilmour and Daniel Kolenda and Michael Koulianos. I bought a second Jeremy Mangerchine book. He wrote his second book quickly. This one is called "The Quitters Manuel." It's about doing everything from the position of "Rest," as in Sabbath Rest.
What I have been pondering now for about 6 months was sparked by Francois Du Toit and now I see it EVERYWHERE in scripture and I can't seem to escape it. That is the subject of "time." Revelation has a mind of it's own, I have decided. The only responsible part I can have in receiving revelation is having an open mind. Yet, ironically, I tend to be a skeptic. I guess I should name this blog "the skeptic mystic." I can't seem to help myself but I question everything I hear and read. "Really?," I ask myself. Is that "real?" I'll state to myself, "oh, that can't be!" Then I turn and think well, "what if?" So my prayer is always "Father, keep my mind shut to what You in your wisdom want it shut to, and open my mind and show me what You want me to see."
Back to the subject of "time." So Francois Du Toit states in an opening introduction to the subject of Emmanuel--God With Us-- "Religion is based on two lies, 1.) Distance and 2.) Delay" He then takes me on a journey to the "BEFORE THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE WORLD" "Before Time Began" And I never saw it before, but there it is written in the bible! Christ was crucified BEFORE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD. Ephesians 1:14. Oh my goodness. Talk about TIME! How can that be? He was crucified sometime approximately 2,000 years ago. Yes. AND NO!
The whole design of Christ in Us was the original plan-it was from the beginning Engineered by that great Designer before the foundations of the world. Christ wasn't Plan B. He was Plan A all along. Christ in me is the hope of Glory. Christ is not the hope of glory. Christ in me is the hope of glory. Colossians 1:27.
So before time began He is there and so were we. We originated in God. We, as little Christs, was His idea all along. We don't wait to be united in some distant future and some faraway place. He is here now and He is indeed inside of us and we are inside of Him. Kingdom of God has already come, it's here. When CHrist in the flesh said, "the kingdom is at hand" or "the Kingdom of God is near," he was proclaimin the Kingdom was inside of Christ and here Christ was, right by their hand.
When he went away to make a place for us, He sent the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost. Baptising us in his Holy Spirit. Emmanuel. God with us. God in us. Us in God.
Nothing is impossible for us. That's not really the good news though. Haha! We can laugh at this ridiculous good news. It's very outrageous. It's not so fantastic that now nothing by any means is impossible for us. The fantastic news that we celebrate is that we are there now, forever written in his book, forever in his thoughts and ideas. We are already there!
My challenges now are how to spend time experiencing the communion and fellowship of the Holy Spirit and not be lazy! I see why nuns go off to solitary monastery! I don't need anything but a cot, a bit of food, a set of clothes, my bible, and time to hang out and fellowship with the Trinity. Ah, that' sounds awesome! Now the challenge is again this time constraint on my life--the rising of the sun to the rising of the sun. It's really not ok to sit here for hours on end meditating, levitating, reading, and singing. The whole house will end up smelling like a cat pan if I do that!