God in a nutshell – 1
God of when?
“In reading this, then, you will be able to understand my insight into the mystery of Christ, which was not made known to people in other generations as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to God’s holy apostles and prophets.” – Ephesians 3:4-5
In the past to, “people in other generations”, or basically people before Christ, God was judgment, punishment and unattainable!
A big part of the “mystery of Christ” is simply how the God of the Old Testament, The God Who called on constant sacrifice and offerings, could Love us So Very Much as to send His Only begotten Son Christ to be the Once and For All Permanent payment in Full for all our sins!
The “mystery of Christ” continues as God Loves us so very much as to make Christ the END of the law for ALL who believe!
Do I understand it completely?
LOL- No way! But I will say this – I have found the Promised Land and Jesus and God’s Amazing Grace is it!
Most Christians are living in what I like to call the religious matrix! What does this look like? This looks like law! This looks like half Old Testament God, a little New Testament God with whatever their denomination says is important which when added all together invariable equates out to misery!
The Rest, The Sweet Peace outside of the matrix of legalism and religion is Amazingly complete and comfortable and totally impossible to get to by Any human effort – this is one way I know it’s from God! This rest is called Grace!
Grace is a journey, the journey with Him in the knowledge that I have nothing to offer, He has Everything to give and He Gives it Freely!
There is nothing more that is needed to Be righteous, justified and holy in the sight of God Almighty than what Jesus has already finished and Here and Now offers you and me Freely if we just Believe!
This journey takes a lifetime but OH brother and sister – what a lifetime and what a journey it is!
Do I understand it?
LOL!- NO! But I live in it, revel in it, breathe it in with every breath and see it Everywhere!
My journey did Not start in a church but in a psych hospital after being raised in the church since 10 months before I was born. If you care to see the document that started my journey it’s on BeGraceFull.com under the tab “Let The Journey Begin” and it’s just questions and scripture. The link is in this paragraph if you care to check it out!