This is a place to shower in the perfection of the glorious accomplishment of God that we ourselves are. Unearned, unwarranted, unmerited by our own contributions, only 100% pure GIFT language. God's Goodness is a Gift. He isn't only "Good" to "the Good" but He is equally "Good" to all!
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Perfect From The Start
To abandon fanciful ignorance and take even the slightest action from a place of accepting, approving of, and relying on what is indeed TRUE in the present moment honors God. A movement that's in honor of the adequacy of the truth memorializes God's enduring goodness in this, His eternal present moment! Life's response to THIS manner of action is favor; His favor accomplishes far more towards the end of assuring our next season's gains and harvests, than even the most elaborate, well-planned, well-funded, will-backed effort to attack, sever, and escape what "bad" we'd encountered and accepted as being a part of our God-Given circumstances on planet Earth!
Often, things in time presently appear to "fall short" of the Glory of God on Earth. God is Spirit, and often something physically present on Earth appears to be standing at odds with what has been declared as true by God. In ever such circumstance, the Truth of what is True remains unhindered and God Truth remains. Even in the absence of visual confirmation, and even in moments where He seems to call things that aren't as though they were, there is no argument against His acting according to what is true in Heaven.
It's typical for things on Earth to employ our senses to communicate to us a sense of there still somehow being the lingering presence of some wrong. ANY belief in the lingering presence wrong, even in the slightest, would totally nullify our own belief in the integrity of God's rest. How could He be resting like everything is okay if not EVERYTHING is okay?
You now see, it is His rest that justifies our own;
And it is only His rest the world ever argues against the righteous integrity of!
Many a time, it is His rest taking expression in me as my OWN rest that has come under fire and been pressed against and tested most in this world. People in lack of justifications for resting because of their attachment of so many good things with the idea of "work" in hopes of somehow tricking themselves into now-finding work attractive (or at least holding the delusion of it's attractiveness for long enough to get through the shift as one who's in peace). You can smother that fruit with as much nut-butter as you want, but you aren't going to change your dog's aversion towards apple but merely train him to value the peanut-butter THAT MUCH MORE as now, it's evident that it manages to even make this... this... FRUIT *yuck* actually taste.... edible. Wow! Rub some sugar on it and whoo-hoo! It's Jambalaya!
So whatever false sense of wrong still still lingers in the moment, has, like a headless chicken already breathed it's last. The source of life that had been sustaining it's presence in your life has already been cut off. As surely as Jesus Christ of Nazareth died and was risen, the source of life of every "headless chicken" has been cut off. For us to attempt to kill or remove it, or for us to contribute any further effort towards the end of limiting it's effect or nullifying the effect of it's presence would be to claim COMPLETE DENIAL towards the sufficiency of God's own WORK through Christ Jesus and is actually to be seduced towards agreeing with the one who argues against the integrity of God's right to rest upon His Throne. Jesus' finished work is what justifies God's right to rest, rule, and reign.
So considering how thoroughly God defeated every shred of darkness, negativity, flaw or inferiority in your circumstance, it would be senseless for us to treat it and approach it as if it is not already perfect, regardless of what messages our senses may receive, our hearts respond to the messages our Faith broadcasts and receives. Our embrace by God who is the Truth has ignited an echo in our Spirit's that has nullified the appeal that judgemental falsehoods and putrid 1-star reviews once held.
Messages concerning our own sufficiency now occupy our mind, alive in us even in the midst of apparent contradiction, just as we once remained unsettled even in the midst of apparent good. Spiritually, we've been separated from the thoughts about the moment we once held.We have no further use for ways to discount, degrade, and discredit the perfection of things in order to justify our use of them or classify them as being in our price-range. By your own conciousness of the Truth, we're fee from all that distracts from God's assurance of our complete perfection in this present moment (Paul even wrote this from Jail!) The bad we consider ourselves to be associated with (via the circumstance) in the moment is nullified and disproportionally eclipsed in every way by the Good that's inherent in God!
So as we do what we do and profit every day, my advice is that we remember this: Every detail of any successful redemptive effort would need to be measured perfectly in advance, and undertaken perfectly from A to Z. #perfectfromthestart
We've all tried to change ourselves for the better and failed. Before any of us did it, our parents did it, and in us, their children, the seeds of their failures produced after their own kind. Whether them or us, whatever benefit we thought we'd gain by succeeding [in our efforts to improve upon ourselves] bit us in the ass when failing to execute those steps excluded us from a right to participate in the experience of having whatever perfection was offered by it. That we never had to earn our perfection to begin with was made apparent by Jesus' revelation of God as our parent. Failing to qualify for Heavenly citizenship in the standing of Sonship meant that outside of the revelation of the grace of God, men would then have to "make peace" with not having a blessing (or settling for an inferior blessing from an inferior source for some inferior experience) which is the place of mind where glory is lost, where God's seal of approval over us seems absent, and …
Believing that he was "out of his mind," enabled his family to make mental calculations about him that justified their excuses as to why it'd be okay to take hold of him, subject him to their authority, enslave him to their own bondage to the law and exercise control over his life on his behalf. Not believing in his own ability to adequately exercise control on his own behalf, they sought to bind him to themselves and to be a law over him. It was, in their minds, for his own good.
When His family heard about this, they went out to take custody of Him, saying, "He is out of His mind." - Mark 3:21
Seems a bit severe of a response for a mother to have to a mature, adult, 30 year old, miraculously born, immaculately conceived son! But you have to understand, she believed there was precedence in defense of her responding this way. Mary was not one to soon forget the fateful occurrence of a young Jesus, not a day over 11, up and left herself and his father to travel …
Just had a wild thought. I remembered in Genesis when God said, "but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die." Our Ancestors BOTH ate from that tree. Even being in denial of ones own ancestral relation to Adam and Eve does nothing to change the clear historical record of the death of all of the descendants of men on Earth, so we've all come from a history of DEAD ancestors. Can a dead seed ever produce life? If a dead race were to have any hope of one day becoming alive, there'd be no other hope than the hope of someday somehow being resurrected! Our only hope in life is to triumph over death; any genuine good news would have to at least first BEGIN with resurrection, because having all inherited life on Earth through human ancestors who die, true and all-consuming joy would require that we, at the very least, live out of reach of ever being defined by any of our ancestor's failure…