One of the great myths is that Jesus took your punishment on the Cross. Jesus didn’t come into the world to take our beating for us. Jesus came to save us, to bring us back to thee Royal Family. Jesus is not shielding us from Gods wrath!“God is Love.” – 1 John 4:8 NLT and “Love keeps no record of being wronged.” –1 Corinthians 13:5 NLT
“The entire cosmos is the object of God’s affection! And he is not about to abandon his creation -the gift of his son is for humanity to realize their origin in him who mirrors their authentic birth -begotten not of flesh but of the Father! In this persuasion the life of the ages echoes within the individual and announces that the days of regret and sense of lost-ness are over! God has no intention to condemn anyone -he sent his son, not to be the Judge but the Savior of the world.” -John 3:16-17 MBT
God didn’t send Jesus into the world to judge us but to save us meaning Jesus didn’t take God’s judgement of us on himself. God is not mad at you! He isn’t upset if you are divorced or getting a divorce, you are gay or lesbian, have had an abortion, are having or have had premarital sex, struggle with addictions, or committed a felony! Now, you may have been taught that your actions or some high level sin will get you kicked out of God’s family. That is mans wisdom and the influence of the same serpent who mislead Adam and Eve in the Garden. Jesus took away that nonsense . We don’t need to worry about getting kicked out of God’s family. Have no fear, Jesus came to set us free from the idea that we are not doing good enough to please or serve God. No matter who you are or what you do, God’s love for your doesn’t waver, His love stands strong , you are His son/daughter in whom He is always well pleased.
Recently I heard that God is just like us. As parents sometimes we are disappointed or mad at our kids, but we still love them. That sounds great to our flesh, but it is not true. “God see’s us as perfect.” –Hebrews 10:14 NLT and doesn’t get mad at anything we do. God wants us to know that we are loved without conditions. His love is not based on worldly knowledge and is truly better than anything we could ever think or imagine.
We are not slaves, servants, or employees. We are sons/daughters of the Most High. We are thee brides of Christ and He will never divorce us because “Love never fails.” –1 Corinthians 13:8 NLT We are the permanent residence of the Holy Spirit! Man wants you to straighten up, and act better, but God just wants you to know you are loved!
“Love is not defined by our love for God, but by his love for us! It is not our response to God that attracts his attention; we have always had his undivided affection as declared in the prophetic promise and finally demonstrated in his Son’s commission and work of atonement for our sins.” – 1 John 4:10 MBT Notice that He loved us so much that He sent His Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins, not to take our punishement for our sins. The reason is refreshing because Jesus came as the final sacrifice for the Mosiac Law to bring us into the New Covenant. Also sin is not an action, but a belief that we have fallen short of Gods glory. Jesus was the lamb of God who came to take away thebelief that we need to do something to be more pleasing to God! Jesus is our husband and we are his bride.
The more we rest in the identity that we have always been loved perfectly, the more the blurred image of who we think we are will fade and His glory will manifest brighter and brighter. We are Co-seated with Christ. It’s not about our faith in God, it’s about His faith in us that gives our life meaning and depth. If it’s about our faith then we will never have enough. By changing the way we see ourselves we begin to see how much faith he had in all of us! You are so worthy, God loves you so much that nothing will ever seperate Him from you. The shame you may carry or the guilt that has been blurring your vision has been washed away by the blood of Jesus and you are a new creation because He is alive in you. You don’t have to go to church, chase faith healers and give up all you have in order to get a touch from God. He touched you from the foundation of the world and you were saved 2000 years ago. You are perfect! God was never mad, in fact he loved Adam and Eve so much that he knew the torment they would face if He continued to tell them of there perfection and all they saw was there imperfections. Jesus cleansed our conscience and now we can see ourselves the way we were created. “Do not allow current religious tradition to mold you into its pattern of reasoning. Like and inspired artist, give attention to the detail of God’s desire to find expression in you. Become acquainted with perfection. To accommodate yourself to the delight and good pleasure of Him will transform your thoughts afresh from within.” -Romans 12:2 MBT
“Do not underestimate God’s kindness. The wealth of His benevolence and His resolute refusal to let go of us is because He continues to hear the echo of His likeliness in us. Thus His patient passion is to Shepard everyone into a radical mind shift.”–Romans 2:4 MBT For us to think God has ever been or ever could be mad at us, is to call Him a liar. His heartbeat is our heartbeat, once we see ourselves saved His heartbeat echoes within each of us as the most precise act of unity and communion anyone could ever experience. Religion will make you work hard for something you have had all along.
“I am concerned for you that that you might pine away through the illusion of separation from Christ and that, just like Eve, you might become blurry-eyed and deceived into believing a lie about yourselves. The temptation was to exchange the truth about our completeness (I am) with the idea of incompleteness (I am not) and shame; thinking that perfection required your toil and all manner of wearisome labor!You will know by the echo within you whether the Jesus someone else preaches is the same Jesus we proclaim to you. You will recognize the same spirit; if it is a different spirit, it is not the same gospel! Why would you politely put up with deception, even if it comes packaged in prominent names and titles!” -2 Corinthians 11:3-4 MBT
Religion keeps you bound by invisible shackles in your mind. Relationship has given you His heartbeat and His breath in everything you do. If you hear something that doesn’t echo freedom within you then it is not the gospel. Since the beginning of time we have always been God’s masterpiece. He has never been mad at us, and He has loved you from the foundation of the world. Jesus is who we see when we see ourselves and His life is our life! We praise you as Father. We thank you for redeeming our innocence with Christs resurrection life.
Kurt & Katy
- NLT: New Living Translation
- MBT: Mirror Bible Translation