The Three Separations to Mature Sonship Part 3: Self Ego

The Three Separations to Mature Sonship Part 3

Bill Brady   Updated 11/29/2018

You have done a lot of dying.

  • I should clarify, it’s a dying to.
  • You died once with Jesus.
  • This happened when you were baptized.
  • Death is a separation.

Three Separations

First separation is from sin.

  • It is a separation from dead works and to living works.
  • Believe that you have been separated from dead works to living works.
  • And you experience the separation.
  • It is faith in Jesus’ work for you on the cross.

Second separation is from self-government.

  • Jesus is our King.
  • Until we are separated from our self-government we remain king.
  • Again, it is by faith in having died with Him on the cross.

The third separation is from self.

  • Until this happens we have a record of our past.
  • And live from that record of a sense of who we have been.
  • Until then we are a reflection of both who we are in Jesus.
  • And who we have always been.
  • We believe to this final separation.
  • And then we are only who we are in Christ.
  • We still have memory of our past but that person is no longer in our present.

The Bible doesn’t use a word for self or ego.

  • It simply uses the word “I”.
  • Used in a way that is clearly full of self in a negative way.

The word “I” either contains humility or pride.

  • It contains self-exaltation.
  • Or the humility that comes before God exalts us..
  • We have this idea in mind when we say that someone is “full of himself.”
  • This is the “I” that Satan used when he said “I will” about becoming like God.
  • This is the “I” that Adam and Eve first spoke after the fall.
  • This the “I” that has the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil as its source.
  • These two “Is” are seen in Paul’s statement,

“I am crucified with Christ and I no longer live.”

  • Paul’s proud “I” died.
  • He was separated from that “I”.
  • His humble “I” remained.
  • This is the “I” that has the Tree of Life as its source.
  • This is the “I” that remains.

Untethering and Tethering

  • This is an untethering from the old and a tethering to the new.
  • I think of Spiderman web-shooting his way over a city street.
  • He shoots  a web to the new building ahead of him.
  • Then he releases his web from the old building behind him.
  • By doing this he swings above the street from building to building.

The full process of separation involves three rounds of untethering and tethering.

  • We untether from our proud old creation “I”.
  • We tether to our humble new creation “I”.
  • Only our new creation “I” remains.

This will be experienced as a series of mandates.

  • You will flow with each of these mandates.
  • Until you reach a full and final separation.   

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