From Jesus to Christ

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When you find yourself in a place where the Spirit of Christ is drawing you away from the Religion of Jesus you once embraced. It will take time and patience to negotiate the space between these two planes of existence. It is a very difficult transition especially when most of your life you were not aware there actually was a difference between the two.  On top of this people will not understand your growing rejection of major concepts of the Religion of Jesus. 

For example the Spirit of Christ will make it more and more difficult for you to believe those not in the Religion of Jesus are going to Hell, or that Jesus came to die for your sins and you are basically evil, rather than the Spirit of Christ’s teaching that one must die for loves growth and that you are good and loved.

I will tell your biggest struggle with be with people still in and committed to the Religion of Jesus.  Now some of these people are in fact fellow travelers and their questions are actually about discovery of The Christ.  The problem is you’re in transition and many times the best you can say is “well I just believe God is Love.”  Be patient though Love which defines the very nature of the Spirit of Christ has a language of it’s own but it takes time learn.  As Paul taught so well in Cor. 13 love as it is leaving the trappings of religion must struggle against the former until only it remains.

These people however will not be the source of your greatest heartache, it will be those fully committed to the Religion of Jesus who you loved deeply.  You see the Religion of Jesus has had thousands of years to develop a defense against this very transition you find yourself in.  These well meaning people ask you questions but they are not for discovery but rather to compare your answers against the prescribed ones, the ones the Religion of Jesus demands you get correct. 

My dear friend let me help you here don’t go there, the Religion of Jesus has been designed to judge you and label you.  (Unlike I might add here the actual Spirit of Christ for whom judgment is a distraction from loves mission.)  It has been designed to defend itself at all costs, it is a fixed faith system with very strong walls and intricate defenses.  The energy you spend fighting it and trying to change it will only cost you and is not worth it.  You are in fact only looking for the called the elect if you will “for many are called but few are chosen” although and here’s the Spirit of Christs revelation “all are loved.”  The Religion of Jesus is in fact coming to a point of crisis but much like the Temple “no stone will be left upon another”, until all that remains is the perfection of love.

Just continue your journey and don’t look back as Jesus taught, look for like minded souls and above all learn the way of love from any source you see the Spirit of Christ in.  I will as always have more to say about my journey as time goes by but in the meantime be strong in The Spirit of Christ.

anzaholyman

 

The Love Gospel

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You see my friends this is the word that best explains the true nature of the Gospel of God and of His Christ which is Love agape style!  The church has been running from the teaching and implications of this self giving love for far to long, and there is a movement afoot to reclaim the Gospel for Love!  Actually there have been people proclaiming this message since the beginning but they where always marginalized or worse, in fact the original messenger of this God message was crucified.  The last stronghold of the enemy is the same as it has always been fear, fear of Hell that is and judgment for not obeying the Gospel of Man in all it’s forms. 

Jesus said:  “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,  so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven.”   Remember these are not just the words of Jesus but also the mind and very heart of God a heart of unconditional Love.  I hope you see the implications of The Love Gospel here my friends for as the prophet said “Salvation is of the Lord.”

Jesus also said: As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love.  If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.”  Is it any wonder while many Christians are not really full of joy and peace of mind?   Believing as many do that God’s Love is so puny as to only rescue a few of his children the rest sadly to be tortured forever, with no recourse by the God of the universe helpless in the face of a Man made Gospel of religious works.

The Good News though is being reborn in the hearts of many who are beginning to speak up and reject with boldness the lie that has been told for so very long to so very many!  You see it is the Gospel that includes all although all do not know it, the enemy and well as the stranger in the land, it is beautiful because it is all big God Love of the Agape kind.  It’s a Radical Grace which rejects the notions  and theologies of men who would without hesitation by those same theologies, do condemn the whole world to save their own souls and the souls of their friends and family.

Jesus said this:  “For God so loved the world,that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.  Now the perishing is here and now in this world for those who don’t understand that God’s loves the whole world, do you know that, do you believe that unconditionally, for the children of God surely do! 

Don’t you see any Gospel that is conditional, changing and self-seeking is a false Gospel as Paul so keenly warned us about in many of his letters. 

This false Gospel is conditional because it puts man’s ideas of God’s holiness and justice above the truth taught by Jesus, Paul & John. 

It is changing because as some believe you can gain it and loss it at your own choice, with God a mere bystander to the will of man.

It is self-seeking because in many places it has become all about going to heaven in order not to go to hell, what could be more self-seeking than that message?

The Apostle Paul teaches us that God’s love is self emptying in the Philippians 2, and it has always been this way before creation as well as in the eons to come, when all shall confess and finally know as they are known by God in Love. 

The beauty of this simple blog post is some will read this and for the first time get a taste of The Love Gospel, and shall repent for the Kingdom of God has come to them today.

ANZAHOLYMAN
a recovering Hell Fire and Brimstone preacher

“All have Sinned” so?

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“All have sinned” this phrase is not an accusation as some

would have you believe. 

Seeing that we know God does not accuse but rather

reveals truth and the path to wholeness and intimacy.

So what does “All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God?” 

It means only Humans (Psalm 8) can get close to God

and that presence or bliss called God’s Glory. 

That we can’t reach it in this life time is not something to feel guilty

about, or a treat that Hell awaits you

for your less than perfect attempt.

You have been made a little lower than God

as the psalmist records

and you bear within you God’s exact same Glory.

There is plenty of time to keep on seeking God’s Glorious Presence.

So, what are you waiting for?

ANZAHOLYMAN

YOU HAVE HEARD IT SAID:

FOR YOU HAVE HEARD IT SAID:

O.T. Leviticus 21:18

Indeed, no one who has a physical defect may ever come near [the altar]. That means anyone who is blind or lame, who has a disfigured face, a deformity,

FOR YOU HEARD IT SAID:

N.T. Matthew 21:14  

Blind and lame people came to him in the temple courtyard, and he healed them.

ANZAHOLYMAN