by Bill Brady and Jane Johnson
We invite dialogue as a body as long as it is respectful and open as we all are on a journey.
“WORKS ” in THE BIBLE IS MAINLY TALKING ABOUT SALVATION NOT THE JOURNEY
We can’t work our way to salvation. This is the principle behind most verses talking of works in the bible. But equally there is a place for adopting the father and heavens values once we are saved so we do not move to hyper grace theology.
MATURITY IS STILL A JOURNEY OF OVERCOMING THE SON OF MAN STRAND OF DNA until we learn how to govern (not visit or reside) from eternity (but it is done from rest and mandates so doesn’t become a burden). See our page on ages you can operate from in the big picture section.
Sonship is a gift of grace based on faith in Jesus’ work for us on the cross. But the level of maturity as a son is still a journey. This is Relationship. The finished work does not mean everything is an illusion including the body. Jesus came back in a physical resurrected body.
NEW AGE LAW OF ATTRACTION
New age law of attraction talks about magnet theory that we attract the frequency (physical manifestations of what we omit by action or thoughts). I see in heavens higher realms it is about flow out from the godhead (through us) not attracting to us on our own. We are always benched with father or Jesus (never alone as Gods).
JOURNEY TO EXPERIENCE THE RESURRECTION EVEN THOUGH OUTSIDE OF TIME WE ARE GLORIFIED
Once we have awareness of being a king taking responsibility , then we have encounters into experience of Jesus’ death, burial, resurrection, ascension back to the Father and rule from His throne. We become co-workers and co-rulers. This is Responsibility.
WE STILL HAVE TO WORK (but in Rest)
Responsibility flows out from Relationship. It is Holy Spirit inspired and energized. It also requires our active co-operation with that flow. It requires our work. Paul wrote of this kind of work when he wrote:
“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10. We were created to do this kind of work.
The WORK FLOWS OUT OF US IN RICH TIME AS WE ENGAGE AND ARC AS A TREE WHERE THE FLOW BECOMES AUTOMATIC BUT WE STILL HAVE A DAILY CHOICE TO NOT ENGAGE
This kind of work flows from us. It comes from the new life that is within us. James wrote of this kind of work, “Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.” James 2:17.
Living faith results in living works. Living works are a result of our faith working through love. Living works flow out from the love of God with us. They flow out in love towards our fellow men.
IT IS DEAD WORKS / RELIGIOUS PROTOCOL WE ARE TO AVOID
It is dead works that we are to avoid, i.e., RELIGIOUS PROTOCOL (doing something over and over outside of active relationship).
The writer of Hebrews wrote about dead works, “(Let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God.”
Dead works are evil and flow from death. Living works are good and flow from life. WE ARE created in Christ Jesus unto good works. Let us choose to walk in them.
JESUS WORKS BY REIGNING AND RULING
Kings always rule even though it is in rest and peace it is not resting as in doing nothing.
When Jesus sat down on the throne He didn’t do so as a time to sit and rest. He sat down on the throne to begin the work of reigning. Jesus’ work on the cross brought Him position. From that position He does the work of reigning. We share His throne so that we can share His reign.
Reigning is work. We co-work with Him in His reign. It is a co-reigning. It is a reigning out of Relationship. It is also work.
FINDING BALANCE BY OPERATING FROM A PLACE OF MANDATES AND NOT TAKING ON SCROLLS THAT ARE NOT OURS
There is a balance to be found in this matter of works. It is a balance between what is His work and what is our work. We cannot share in His work of saving us. Any attempt to do so is a dead work. We can share in His work of saving others. This is a living work. It is a kingly work of ruling. We are co-workers, co-ruling, seated on a shared throne for the shared purpose of saving others. This is kingship.
THE BODY IS NOT AN ILLUSION BUT REAL
the alignment is out of order of the body soul and spirit outside of governing permanently from eternity. Jesus came back in a physical body and so it is more than changing mindset. Outside of eternity the strand of DNA from our bloodline (son of man nature of Christ) can still have a dominating effect.
We are Gates we know from scripture so our body is a precious vehicle to mandate angels from . Otherwise it is all about meditation to enlighten that can become new age . We must release perfection as a king . Not meditate like a Buddhist .
Habitating eternity is the only way to escape full decay. Eternity is out of time and so we have 2 NOWS NOT JUST THE ONE. They will merge but understanding the difference of being out of time is important.
This verse warns about not believing in the body as an illusion. If Jesus had a physical body so do we.
1 John 4:1-3New King James Version (NKJV)
4 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, 3 and every spirit that does not confess that[a] Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.
MOVING FROM SIN CONSCIOUSNESS
See we are moving from sin consciousness to Christ consciousness though. Courts were always meant to show us we were innocent not sinners.
Ages help understand the dichotomy.