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Saturday, November 14, 2009

a new breed of "man"

"By abolishing in His own crucified flesh the enmity caused by the Law with its decrees and ordinances, which He annulled, that He from the two might create in Himself one new man, one new quality of humanity out of the two, so making peace." (Ephesians 2:15)

just some things that i have been pondering and meditating on today

1. the Law causes enmity.
2. Jesus annulled the Law.
3. through faith in the finished work of Jesus on the cross, He created a new breed of "man" (one that never
    existed before) "the God/man" (man filled with the Spirit of God)  
4. there is no longer enmity between the members of this breed of humanity. each member is equal in having
    the same miracle unite them as "one" with God.
5. we are equally united with God and with each other. there is not one who has more Holy Spirit in them than
    another. thereby comes peace.




24 comments:

Mary said...

I'd swear that you were the wife of a pastor!

I see this expressed every day in those who truly know Christ. There is understanding, there is love. Though I am not perfect, I like to count myself in that group!

Now there are others that I know - who are active in my "former religion" - who carry out the practice of religion but seem to still carry much angst in their souls. They are pretty and whitewashed on the outside, but like dead bones and unclean on the inside.

Christy said...

AMEN!!!

Darcie said...

It is truly living it deep with in our heart, mind and soul!

Karen said...

Amen...great words...like your list of five....

He & Me + 3 said...

Praising God for the cross & what that means to us as believers.

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

I absolutely love #5! So true. God has given such wonderful incite into his Word.

Twincerely,Olga said...

Wow! That is really good!! I just wanted to stop by and thank you for your encouraging words on my blog!!

E @ Scottsville said...

I answered your quiz question in the comments. =0)

But now I wanna know the RIGHT answer to PART B!!!

Happy Friday!

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Love where your heart is today and what you are pondering.

Great thoughts. Isn't God just the best?

~*Michelle*~ said...

we are equally united with God and with each other. there is not one who has more Holy Spirit in them than another. thereby comes peace.

Something I totally needed to read tonight.....thank you, my dear friend Christy!

Adeye said...

BRILLIANT!!!! I love the title you chose too :)

Thank you for giving me something to chew on this weekend. Spiritual food--the best food ever!

LisaShaw said...

Amen and Amen! Did I say, Amen?! Amen!

Blessings.

septembermom said...

"A new breed of man" - interesting and true thought. There was an evolution of humanity with Christ's sacrifice.

Wonderful thoughts Christy Rose!

Saleslady371 said...

Thank you for sharing your ponderings and uplifting us in the process. Love you!

Mich said...

Wow!

Jenn@Spejory said...

So short and so simple, yet I keep going back and reading it over and over. Anytime we feel we aren't as "close to" God, that is our own perception and not the truth. Thanks for giving me something to ponder tonight!

Girl In a Glass House said...

#5 was interesting. I agree that we all have the full measure of the Holy SPirit but not all yield equally to His urgings or allow parts of their will to be molded...that is why it seems some have more or less of the Spirit. I think that the way I would say it is that everyone who is born again has access to the same measure...but all do not avail themselves of the potential.

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

Concur, absolutely!

heidi said...

I look at some of the women I admire and I just feel that they have more of the Holy Spirit in them than I do. The peace and calm and understanding. The love they show. I dunno.

I lack peace, fo sho.

Daveda said...

Yes, yes, :) there is not one who has more Holy Spirit in them than
another. thereby comes peace."

We ALL have the ability to hear from and be lead by God. It saddens me how our culture has taught that only some who are more "spiritual" then others have this ability...Not true.

Great thoughts, Christy!

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

Have to respond again, considering the last two comments, especially Daveda's. There seems to be almost a conspiracy of being "afraid" of letting the Holy Spirit rule -- and then noting that people who "let go and let God" are more spiritual. You are so right, Daveda. God created us equal in love and worth. He is accessible to all of us. While He gave us differing gifts, He needs us to use those differing gifts for differing purposes, but His gift of the Holy Spirit is not one of those differing gifts. It is His gift to every single person alike.

Tea With Tiffany said...

Great points to ponder! Powerful.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

Hugs from snowy Colorado Springs today.

Charlotte said...

Hi Christy Rose,

It is good for us to think on these things but I hope you don't mind but I do have to take expection to #2 Jesus annulled the Law. For if that were true then why did Jesus say:

"Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill" (Matthew 5:17).

"Perhaps the most widespread controversies about the teachings of Jesus concern His attitude toward the laws of God recorded in the Old Testament.

The approach of most churches and denominations regarding Jesus is that He brought a new teaching differing considerably from the instructions of the Old Testament.

The common view is that the teachings of Christ in the New Testament annulled and replaced the teachings of the Old Testament. But do they?

It doesn't ultimately matter what people say about Him. Nor does it really matter what interpretations they give of what He said. What truly matters is what He really said, and whether we're going to believe and accept what He said.

Clear statement in the Sermon on the Mount. Since this is the longest recorded statement of Jesus Christ's teachings, we should expect to find in it His view toward the laws of God as recorded in the Old Testament. And indeed we do.

One of the reasons for some of Jesus' statements in the Sermon on the Mount is that—because His teaching was so different from that of the Pharisees and Sadducees—some people believed His intention was to subvert the authority of God's Word and substitute His own in its place."

To continue reading please go to:

http://www.ucg.org/booklets/nc/teaching.htm

Julie said...

Christy Rose,
Thanks for your sweet words at my blog today. You blessed me today!

I'm pondering alot of things too these days....