If you are used to the traditional stuff on brokenness you will find this continuation of the study quite shocking.
But what is it you are looking for? To be a grand master on the writings of Church Fathers who only got so far, or do you want the truth of God inside your very being?
Do you want to conform to all the seminaries, and consequently now all the Jesuit and esoteric and Kaballist groups that have stolen every Word of God previously written from out of the sanctuary, and then cobbled together great Luciferian treatise (s) on the difference between :
The Knowledge of Good and Evil
The Tree of Life?
Or do you want that simple walk in Jesus Christ spontaneously living your life in an authentic and unique way that is God "causing you to walk in the steps that He prepared beforehand"?
IN OTHER WORDS THE REAL THING?
Perhaps you should pause right there, because of John 7
Put that the other way round. If you are reading this for any personal agenda. Material to preach from, to write books from, to earn tithes from. Some attemot at peering over the hedge of God's Kingdom, just as the Jesuits operate, then you shall not "get this" teaching.
Jesus says I am the Door. The thief enters round the back?
Where is round the back? It is in the leftbrain. The leftbrain tries to reason up to the life of God.
The doorway to God in you is in your spirit. The leftbrain is a thief. it does not want personal involvement with Christ, because it knows instinctively that it's entire "Control Bibble" will be ripped open and shown to be the total scam that it is.
There is no selfpowered soul, or selfpowered mind.
We live from Life itself, which is either now a derived life source, via our Adamic inheritance, of "fake independence" which is really the Satan spirit operating and masquerading as us....
OR we come fully into the LIGHT
the SINGLE AGAPE EYE of God and see He is the sole source of everything....
actually, theologically speaking of Satan's life too. Satan twists God's own empowering life round from being self for others, to a form that is self for self....but actually the power, the drive still comes from the sole Source of the Universe. (Take this more slowly here by reading Yes I Am by Norman Grubb)
I take issue with those of Facebook and in modern studies who claim the Old Covenant is not accurate.
Shellfish can still easily kill you.
And bacteria can still hide in the folds of the skin of the penis to bring about longterm damage in a male or their spouse, unless cleanliness is taken seriously. Circumcision was not only a sign, it was also a prevention.
If you know how the Holy Spirit moves in meetings of Christian believers you can see all the same hallmarks on all the scriptures we use. The same dealings with men and women. The same patterns in how the Holy Spirit introduces people to the ways and the character of God.
Yet many times on this blog I have pointed out how God has scratched His head to know how to present Spirit truth before a people was truly able to be caught up in the Spirit, as was made available after Jesus death , resurrection and pouring out the Holy Spirit as He had promised.
You have the Two Goats conundrum....now in the Spirit, there was only need for One Jesus....but this was the old Covenant
In Ezekiel 47 you have Ezekiel presenting the idea of the River of God's Spirit coming from the Throne of God in such a way as a "person brought up in separation" since Genesis 3 can understand it.
In actual Spirit fact the prophecy is nonsense, as is a lot of charismatic prophecy today.
THERE IS SIMPLY NOTHING ELSE THAN GOD'S RIVER. HE IS THE SOLE SOURCE OF LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE!!!!!!!
THERE REALLY ISN'T....NOT IN SPIRIT TERMS.....SUCH A THING AS THE INDEPENDENT SELF IN GENESIS 3. THIS WAS A LIE FROM START UNTIL TODAY'S DATE....
this is why the gospel calls all men everywhere to repentance....
Not because God thinks it might be nice to have some friends and He is lonely....
It's because there is no such thing as secular life
there is no such thing as living independently as gods.....it just doesn't exist
and if anybody tries it....proverbs chapter 1 tells you what happens
Basically your life crashes !!!!!!
So YES.....there is an Old Covenant version of brokenness
which featured a real encounter between God/the Angel and Jacob wrestling until Dawn....
Or King David's experiences AFTER being anointed with oil as King in his youth....and yes I do connect with this man !!!!!!
Brokenness, like today to a certain extent, is God using real life experiences to form a godly character....
OR.....perhaps, like a wood sculptor to strip off the superfluous to leave the authentic creation as God always intended.
Watchman Nee was writing in transitional days, and he used the phrase an enlarged soul.
He said this to describe the way our soul life is now not only God going on....it is enlarged.
If we are going to use that picture we must imagine a "useless expansion" of quirky growth in the way that cancer cells utterly distort our bodies with tumerous outgrowths that end by killing us.
In this way, you would think of us taking up our Cross to see these "falsely enlarged bits of tumerous Adamic outgrowth die."
EXCEPT FOR THIS.
Brokenness in the New Covenant is something different.
Since before the Creation the Word always existed....long before Satan even rebelled, or was even created. The Word who became manifest in human form as Jesus Christ was always going to be the Cornerstone of the Temple, the Living Temple of God indwelt ones.
As we saw with Adam, it was always going to be a CHOICE to put on the Tree of Life,
to want to connect with God...
God has always wanted a Bride, a Counterpart like Himself, that chooses to give and receive love, to enter into Union with Himself.
Sin mightily "upped the ante" so that at one level we live in a precarious time space world where we don't know for sure that when "Christ returns He shall find faith in the Earth". The jeapardy is probably there precisely to avoid Calvinists and Preterists folding their arms, buying pina coladas and sitting on deckchairs waiting for God's bus to arrive.
We walk in godly fear. The Son of Man was heard for His godly fear, His cries of supplication, which always seems weird in first and secondlevel Christian situations....because thinking in terms of separation.....Jesus down here who is nevertheless Christ, and God up there....
It seems weird that God the Man in praying to God the Father....
But that is actually one of the ways we have to change our thinking about brokenness.
Now we DO know Jesus as Saviour and Redeemer
But in Union like Jesus we now enter into something mindbendingly awesome, as is now being revealed in our natural sciences.....
THE QUANTUM WORLD
Brokenness is now a STATE. It is true we come in through the Blood of Jesus our Saviour, but He sweeps us up onto a Rock that is higher than I.
He sweeps us up to a totally new ontological reality. That of being a co LIVING STONE in His Temple, in His purposes.
Jesus crying out loud cries was this new reality we too have been put in.
Bringing things forth by the power of the Spirit.
How does it work????
Romans 8 shows us how it works.
During the time of the Cross "it appeared" that God had abandoned Jesus at the Cross.
Jesus cried out "My God why have you forsaken Me?"
Psalm 22 prophecies this experience.
In reality, that is in this true realm of Spirit.....GOD was instead INSIDE the forsakenness....RECONCILING THE WORLD TO HIMSELF.
THIS is intercession.
Jesus describes it to King David this way in Psalm 40
The author to the Hebrews seems to quote from an earlier text than the Masoretic text and quotes all this
The flower is perhaps a better representation of our brokenness...
it is totally intact now
it may or may not be weak, but there is nothing in it that shouldn't be there
just as it is it is manifesting the glory of God
it is not being religious and pinning a christian badge to it
it is not trying to "do anything " Christian
It is living exactly as it was meant and purposed
But we are in another reality...we are in the Temple of the Lord.
We are the Body of the Living Christ on earth.
Now as Paul says in Corinthians
I can't address you as mature...one says he is of Peter, one of Apollos and one of Paul
Also (Chapter 12) what you are doing is just sticking together in cliques
if someone is an eye they are saying to the leg, because you are not an eye I have no need of you.
This is the state of the immature church. In reality all churches, because there are no churches on earth yet that have Father level people as groups of elders flowing together in this "brokenness"...or "Christ cornerstone Life " that I have described. There are ones and twos who move individually as did Ed Miller, Corrie Ten Boom, Pastor Wurmbrand...but not inside local churches in geographical areas and recognised as such by local communities.
We only have zero, first and secondlevellers who are caught up in their "LEG" groups or "Arm groups " or "Eye groups".
FINALLYto summarise and bash the nail further in.
Because Genesis 3 was always a lie.
Because there really only ever was one source of life in the Universe.
Because UNITY is a fact, as real in our bodies own homeostasis, as it is actually in the Body Of Christ
Because there is only one faith one Lord one baptism...
Because we see with a single eye God going on in His Universe to bring about the completion of all His plans through His Son...
I will flow with every other person walking in this "brokenness"
or Just Christ as me ness....no more no less....no additions no subtractions to whatever Jesus Christ is doing in us and through us now.
Now we had an introduction to this in Spirit led meetings.
As we have received Jesus we were to walk in Him....and the first ways we did this was practicing "gathering in His Name" in meetings...
and we have to guard this Unity of the Spirit UNTIL we come into the unity of the faith.
But you can't come into total unity while each individual has squinty eyes
or not a single eye (in internal terms)
OK Lord...I'll tell you what....UNITE MY HEART TO FEAR THE LORD. PSALM 86.11
We have whole churches of squinty eyed people whose inner eyes are focussed all over the place....there is no way we can even get one united church having the shambolic level of Light we have been operating in so far.
In Revelation 12 it says about the true church....a woman with a face shining like the sun, with the moon under her feet.
At the moment thirdlevel living is unknown
every single church member across the face of the whole earth still thinks "separation existence is a valid way to live and operate"....and that living this MOON or "reflected" way of life, where we never actually fuse with God the Father properly....and take on His SUN Life...His Original direct Source Life flow....
continuing in this fashion makes "Jesus is coming soon " a laughing stock.
The devil hears our words but sees our MOON Masques like some Anonymous Venetian Ball....
What He is scared of is being chased off the Earth by a woman with the Face as the Sun.