two men into one

one! oneness

It says that in the bible God made two men into one when he sent Christ.

By belief in the sacrifice of Christ the “power” of sin is defeated. This allows you to be free from its influence. Living in that spirit allows you to do the right thing. Sin is only empowered when it is a living thing. Faith in Jesus blood makes it dead, since Jesus paid for it. Once Jesus sacrifice is alive in you through faith, by just believing it, it makes sin dead in you. Sin is a spiritual thing, the law of the SPIRIT of life in Christ Jesus makes us free from the power of the law of sin and death. Trusting Jesus is the only righteousness there is. By faith his sacrifice is credited to you and stops sin from making you a spiritual idiot. When sin is operating in your life you can’t think right , just like Adam lost his mind after the fall and blamed eve and God in one sentence. Sin makes you a spiritual moron. Christs’ blood makes you think strait. Makes you sane. You can’t think right with sin active in your life.

Since the whole trouble with man was that knowledge of Good and evil The way to solve it would be to get rid of the knowledge of evil. If you got rid of that you would fix things to the way it was before the fall. Instead of a open door to fear, anger , guilt etc you would have a closed door. Faith in Jesus blood closes that door. We are to take every thought captive to the “knowledge” we have in Christ. This word knowledge in the Greek is where we get the word for sexual intercourse. It is oneness and a mating. The knowledge of evil is the same word. Jesus came in sinful flesh and his body met the punishment that sin brings. However since his body bore the punishment but was sinless we who have a sinful body can “get a divorce” from it by “marrying” Christ. Because in Christ The punishment for the body’s mis deeds have been paid. Faith is spiritual substance and when we have faith in what Christ did it becomes real in us. Just like the sin is real in us and exerts a power over us. Since we have obeyed sin we are then subject to it from then on. The bible says “the one you yield yourself to obey it will take you.” However belief in that blood sacrifice is the door into God and allows us to get a sin divorce. It puts out the fire. Then we can respond to God. Since our spirit is alive through righteousness and we can no longer produce it God gives us Jesus righteousness to sustain us. He’s the bread of life. Then he gives us right thoughts through his word that cleanse us from the wrong beliefs and thinking we got while being slaves of sin. Paul said he carried the death of Jesus with him always that the power of Jesus might be manifest. Its that death that makes two men into one and stops the confusion. The bible says the effect of righteousness is peace and quietness and assurance for ever. It says with the hart we believe unto righteousness. Without that belief it is not real inside us since faith is spiritual substance. If you meditate (chew the cud) on the words of God about our saviors sacrifice until it brings you peace you will be amazed. its called peace that passes understanding and it really works. As soon as your wrong ideas in your heart get changed into the right ideas by faith you experience that peace. It really works.Jesus said if you eye (in your heart) is evil (or dual) your whole body is filled with darkenss but if your eye is sound, solid (one eye) your whole body is full of light. The problem of the knowledge of good an evil is solved by starting here. see this sacrifice with a single eye. look at it only Gods way and no other. Don’t reason within yourself with your broken dual heart but with faith like a little child see it God’s way and only his way. When you do this peace comes. Standing only on Jesus righteousness brings two men into one and solves the problem created by “knowing” good and evil both. Now you only are in living union with good. You “know” good.

Strong’s Number: 1097 ginw�skw
Original Word Word Origin
ginw�skw a prolonged form of a primary verb
Transliterated Word Phonetic Spelling
Ginosko ghin-oce’-ko
Parts of Speech TDNT
Verb 1:689,119

  1. to learn to know, come to know, get a knowledge of perceive, feel
    1. to become known
  2. to know, understand, perceive, have knowledge of
    1. to understand
    2. to know
  3. Jewish idiom for sexual intercourse between a man and a woman
  4. to become acquainted with, to know
if thy eye offend thee

If a man has a servant explained

servant faith

There is a parable that Jesus tells right after the disciples ask him about getting more faith. He said if you had a servant that comes in from working in the field would you let him sit down and eat first or would you have him fix you supper first and then let him eat. The way I understand this is the servant is your faith. You must fix dinner for the master first then you can eat yourself. When you ask for something in faith you give glory to God when you don’t waver. Circumstances and current reality say your faith is in vain. Thoughts come that say it won’t work. But you hold firm to your faith and then the answer shows up. This is the way I have found faith to work and its for our benefit. God is wanting us to stay firm in faith till the answer comes, even in the face of opposition so that faith can be formed in our heart. This is the creative process that changes our heart from no faith to faithful. It brings glory to God. Thats why it says to count it all joy when you fall into various trials. God is making something. Also the joy of the lord is your strength. God made you dinner first through supplying the bread of life. We eat that bread and make him the dinner of standing firm in the face of opposition. We then enjoy the “fruits” of our labor of faith. Don’t let your faith rest until it has made you something to eat.

Christianity in a nutshell my response to tom cruises video on scientology

tom cruise and jesus and god

here is a link to the video

I saw a post where Tom cruises video had briefly appeared on you tube. The powers that be over there yanked it off you tube but once something is let go on the web its out there.

Anyway in the comment section I put a comment on what Christianity is to me since most people were likening Christianity to Scientology. So here is my “Christianity in a nutshell.

  1. Wow,
    I just thought I would publish the Christian view here since it was brought up.
    I am one of those Christian nut jobs but with us we trust Christ to help us and its a real power that makes us free from our old man. By trusting Christ we can be good but not by ourselves. We believe that Gods words formed everything and that in order to fix things God put his word back into the mix. He also stepped in as a person and put the sins of the world on Christ and that allows us to be free from satans control as we trust in Christ. Christ never did anything wrong but was treated as tho he did so that legally we who are Christians can be treated as though we never did anything wrong even though we did everything wrong (if you broke one law you broke them all the bible says). Christ legally beat this worlds system. Since he was treated unjustly God got back the rights to people when they put there trust in Jesus and become one with him in spirit. His spirit who has legal rights not to be controlled by the current spiritual government can be passed on to us as we trust and we take on a new spiritual boss, a new kingdom. This kingdom is supposed to to have love as the cardinal law. And the Bible says God is love. The other kingdom is based on self and selfishness and is characterized by uncontrollable desires that sometimes defy logic.
    Jesus said very few find the way to life though. Most of you reading this think its crazy just like your spiritual boss wants you to think. Anyway I got as much right to have my say here as anyone else so why not.
    read romans 6 7 and 8 for the nutshell of Christianity.
  2. thingsgodtaughtme Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    January 16, 2008 at 4:01 pm Oh ya I forgot, since it was the flesh of man that betrayed God in the garden, God judged sin in the flesh. HE then put Jesus in the disguise of sinful flesh, but never sinned in the flesh. The current spiritual governor treated Christs flesh as though it had sinned. However since Christs flesh had not sinned now the devil was in the wrong big time. He lost his legal rights over everyone who trusts in Christ and becomes one with him in spirit. We then trust in Christ and this power legally frees us from spiritual bondage to the current spiritual government.

Ephesians 2:1-3 (Amplified Bible)
1 AND YOU [He made alive], when you were dead (slain) by [your] trespasses and sins

2 In which at one time you walked [habitually]. You were following the course and fashion of this world [were under the sway of the tendency of this present age], following the prince of the power of the air. [You were obedient to and under the control of] the [demon] spirit that still constantly works in the sons of disobedience [the careless, the rebellious, and the unbelieving, who go against the purposes of God].

3 Among these we as well as you once lived and conducted ourselves in the passions of our flesh [our behavior governed by our corrupt and sensual nature], obeying the impulses of the flesh and the thoughts of the mind [our cravings dictated by our senses and our dark imaginings]. We were then by nature children of [God’s] wrath and heirs of [His] indignation, like the rest of mankind.

Eat your Supper!

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I was in a steak restaurant called logans roadhouse. I am always amazed at how God made living machines that taste good. Talk about your multi tasking. Steak is yummy.

While there I saw a sign that said “eat your dinner” in neon. I thought about Jesus words

“my food is true food, my blood is true drink.”

Odd to most, but I live by this. What amazing cooking this is! How few partake. I know its hard to get my kids to come to the table they are always busy with their plans.

I come to eat. All my worthlessness the devil is so fond of bringing to my attention, my insecurities, my suspicions, my sin tarnished view of myself; ALL gone when I come to the table. But I have to eat.

I eat Jesus’ perfect performance as my own, I taste the new fresh “who I now am.”

Yummy! I see with one eye now looking unto Jesus instead of myself. The spiritual noise around me subsides, my thoughts become peace. Paul said he was constantly carrying around the death of the lord Jesus so that the life of Jesus could be seen in him. His sacrifice takes the power out my old man and makes me whole.

This is a real power in the spirit world. All the sin and muck you carry around all got there and exists by faith. Put more faith in what Jesus did than on your past. Give it more weight than your sin and you will receive peace. Eat your supper! Gnaw at whats been eating you. Bite back. The war is over I don’t have to fight myself anymore, he makes one man out of the two. Now this is a foundation.

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love=The bond of perfection Sin=the evil urge

heart puzzle the bond of love the bond of perfection

A kingdom divided against itself can not stand. Jesus said this. In the bible it also says that love is the “bond of perfection”. That means love binds together. That gives light to the command “love the lord with all your heart” and love your neighbor as yourself.

The devils strategy is to divide us and God and our fellow Christians. If we live in love we can’t be divided.

In the bible it says the spirits rule, and in the new testament it says the one you obey he will take you. Since you will have some sort of spiritual master why not choose God who is love. By keeping in love you stay in union with God. He then controlls you. You can, in love, offer yourself as a living sacrifice, holy the kind he can accept. By faith walk in love. The world looks different. You will think different since “love thinks no evil”. You will be failure proof since “love never fails.” You make your heart strong and sinless when you love. You will be one with God since God is love and “love is the bond of perfection”. When you walk in the light the bible says we have friendship one with another and that the blood of Jesus Christ Gods son continually cleanses us from all sin. This all starts by rightousness since “the love of God is IN Christ Jesus, and Jesus said that he that eats his flesh and drinks his blood abides in him. Thats our rightousness. We enter by his blood we stay clean by walking in love. He that abides in him does not sin, it says. Even Jesus said that as the father loved him so he loved us and for us to “make our home in his love.” God always tells me to stay in the house, the shelter of the most high.

Jesus rightousness=entrance>Gods Love=continuous shelter.

 See the post below about abiding in the secret place of the most high. It says in the old testament tthat God keeps us safe from the strife of tounges in a pavillion. All those icky thoughts go by by in the shelter. Once you peg your acceptance with God on Jesus alone, and then walk in love all that negative talk has got to go. When it shows up it looks pretty silly in the light of love. It tells us in the bible to put on the armor of light. Gods is light, pure light in whom there is no darkness at all, God is love. Without love all the nasty little impulses take control. In the greek sin is sometimes translated “the evil urge”. Those urges come from satans programing in your heart and the spiritual powers pulling strings in the spirit world. Jesus blood got us legal freedom from those impulses. It cut the strings. Then Jesus words reshape the heart to be like him. speaking the truth in love we grow up into him who is the head principality and power.” When you start to walk in love the light goes on and you see how many little “urges” and “impulses” have taken you over. You start to weed them out and say no to them. There is suffering involved in this. Thats why it says he that has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sins. Those that belong to Christ have crucified their flesh with the lusts and appitites thereof. As you start to walk in the freedom Christ has bought you you can say no to the flesh, yes to God. It all culminates in Love. When we are in love we live in God and we become one with him. This is what Jesus wanted when he prayed we would be one with him as he is with his father. Love is the bond of perfection. Love wants to be the spiritual boss. The one you obey he will take you it says. With LOVE calling the shots you become alive again, your spirit ascends over your flesh and carnal mind. Thats why it says the mind set on the flesh is death, the mind set on the spirit is life and peace. It also says we were like the others children of wrath who obey the impulses of the flesh and the mind.  We need to get in line with the spirit of God, Who is love. All this is due to Jesus and his power over sin.

By the way two important sources of love. One you are a branch not a vine. We love him because he first loves us.

When we recieve Gods love, by faith then we love him. Its exausting to do it the other way around. Meditation helps here, in the jewish bible meditation is translated like a cow “chewing the cud”. The cow eats grass, burps it up and chews it swallows it, goes to another stomach and then burps it up etc etc. Mediating on Gods love by his word and by his testimonies.

We focus on Gods love for us and we naturally love back. The other source is that the love of God has been shed abroad in our hearts by the holy spirit. Its there to use and develop by faith. You can start shining it all around and make your heart bright and clean inside! Its used by faith. Its kind of mazing what happens when you start to practice it. Its like you had this treasure you never knew you had.  

The true blueprint for youself

I read in the message translation “self SACRIFICE is my way to finding your true self”. I also read “put off the old man and put on the new man created in the image of him who created it.”

The way this works in me is, well here is a example. Lets say my son Ben messed up my cd drive on my laptop (true story). Now my first reaction is to yell and be upset, saying things that make my boy upset as well. However since I have learned about Christ and his burden removing, yoke destroying power of God. So right away I “put on Christ” through faith. I draw from the vine. By trusting Christ right away in this little crisis I activate the “law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus” that supercedes and inactivates the “law of the sin and death.” Kinda like how the law of lift on a airplane supercedes the law of gravity. About Christ it says “living in you as you trust in him”, so I am trusting, right now when I need it. What happens is I “tap into” Christ through that trust and am very calm with my boy. I explain to him how to use the cd rom, how he should call me to help if he has trouble. I don’t yell, no mean tones. Wow now thats living right. What a gift this is. No more evil me and I can be the kind of dad I always wanted to be. Not in my own strength but through the strength of trusting Christ. These are spiritual laws and they work just like the law of gravity or thermodynamics. Turns out that as I go with this that God wants me to live by trusting Christ all the time not just when I am in crisis. Christ becomes my self control and my wisdom. The Annointing has broken my “yoke”.

This goes along with abide in me and you will produce good fruit. I now also understand what Paul says when he says “I die daily”. He also said I am crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me, the life I live in the body I live by faith in the son of God, who loves me and gave himself for me. So now I can be a good person and no longer moved about by my flesh. Jesus said I have to give up my life to save it and if I cling to it I would lose it. So now I know what this means. “AS YOU RECEIVED CHRIST JESUS  SO WALK YE IN HIM.  It says to those that recieved him to them gave he power to become the sons of God even to those that believe in his name. So we have power to be able to be good, no longer just having to follow rules. (the law leads to death)

When I was in sunday school I was told a lot of stuff I could do adn stuff I couldn’t. I tried to play that game but found I would mess it up and do bad stuff anyway. Then later when I really wanted to know how this worked I read romans 6, 7, 8. I found out it wasn’t up to me to be good, but that I had help. I could trust Jesus to be good in me. That ended the frustration of trying to be good by myself. The power to be good is through trusting Christ

Why does God say hide in his shadow when he has none?

secret place of the most high

God has no shadow. Since God is light and in him is no darkness at all I was curious about how God could have a shadow, I asked God about this and what I got back was,

“what part of the Godhead casts a shadow?”

Well Jesus would be the only one who ever did. So if we are standing in Jesus shadow he covers us from Gods judgment and we abide under his wings. I always knew that the secret place was in Gods love, but the bible says “the love of God is in Christ Jesus,”. How are we in Christ Jesus? “He that eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me”. Once we accept Jesus as our righteousness we have peace. The effect of righteousness is peace. So he is the covering from Gods judgment and our peace. “I will keep him in a pavilion safe from the strife of tounges” What he says about us becomes the place where we hide, rather than what we think about us. The Safety and security that Jesus perfect performance purchased is then ours, and satan’s legal rights are void thanks to the blood. Once you believe this legally you should experience and are owed peace. This goes along with my post below entitled “how to make the devil disappear” At the very bottom you can see a link to previous posts, be sure to click on that. Blogs:

I have the power!

In Romans 8 we read, I want to do right but I end up doing wrong, I don’t want to do wrong, but I end up doing it anyway. Who can help me escape this body doomed to death, (the illustration here is where they used to strap on a dead body on someone and let them rot along with the body as a torture, ya they did that in roman days)

he man

Well our spirit man has got a body like that strapped on. It has taken over the heart with selfishness and its desires. When our spirit man is renewed by the new birth we have to get that heart completely back from the flesh but this is impossible without help. It says we were like the others following the impulses of the flesh and of the mind and were children of wrath like the others.

Ephesians 2:1-3 (Amplified Bible)
1 AND YOU [He made alive], when you were dead (slain) by [your] trespasses and sins

2 In which at one time you walked [habitually]. You were following the course and fashion of this world [were under the sway of the tendency of this present age], following the prince of the power of the air. [You were obedient to and under the control of] the [demon] spirit that still constantly works in the sons of disobedience [the careless, the rebellious, and the unbelieving, who go against the purposes of God].

3 Among these we as well as you once lived and conducted ourselves in the passions of our flesh [our behavior governed by our corrupt and sensual nature], obeying the impulses of the flesh and the thoughts of the mind [our cravings dictated by our senses and our dark imaginings]. We were then by nature children of [God’s] wrath and heirs of [His] indignation, like the rest of mankind.

This is the nugget in the Romans 8 that helped me understand how I could be a Christian.

I was raised Baptist and we were given a long list of stuff to do or not to do but was never told how to accomplish any of it.

I love the baptists, but it says in the last days their will come a people who have a form of godliness but deny its power and to stay away from people like this. Well I would start out trying to do what was required but always failed at it. Soon I just gave up entirely but consented that they were right about what was right and wrong I just could not do it. Well now Romans 8 gave me a whole perspective. Here they were saying that I could have help. Jesus got rid of the power of the flesh over me on the cross and simply by trusting him to help me I could stop sinning. Now this was good news. I learned that instead of me having to be strong and stop I could just depend on Jesus power and he would make me stop. It says that its God at work in us making us want to do his will and then empowering us to do it. Jesus said that without him we could do nothing. This made it me and Jesus against the world instead of just me. The bible says that to those that received him to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name. It also says that Jesus would never fail us. This was the power I needed to obey. So it wasn’t all up to me anymore. We are super conquerers through him that loves us.

Letting God be God

Letting God be God

Its important to cast our cares on God and leave them there. He can figure them out and help us.

7Casting the [a]whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, [b]once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you [c]watchfully.(A)

Now once and for all, now thats nice, I like that. I heard a preacher say cast your keys to him, then don’t take them back. Like you give him your cares. Don’t take them back, if they come up again toss em back at Jesus and throw in a promise from the Bible. He said he would teach us how to take a real rest, and he is the Prince of Peace you know.

These guys make shoe promises, you stick them in your shoes. Ha! put one in your heart as well 😛 Click on the feet for their site.

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