Wednesday, June 24, 2009

More Than the Bucket?

The following post is kind of a stray post. I found it hiding out in the Drafts file on Windows Live Writer. I think it might have been the tail end of a series..written a couple of weeks ago. I am going to post it as is...and without trying to find the series it was originally meant to be a part of.....

In a lot of what we are reading and talking about on EU and SCT, the thought is that we are the containers for God. I think I’ve even said it myself here on this blog. Preston Eby sees it differently. In Part 2  Union by Fusion he says:

Furthermore, this mystery of union with God is entirely beyond our being containers of God. We have had the notion that we are containers of God, in the way a bucket is a container for water, and that God is a great container for us. But when we see God in us as that which fills a container there is still a separation from God. When you fill a bucket with water there is no mixture, no commingling, no union, no oneness between the bucket and the water. The two touch one another, there is a relationship and association, but no blending of substance. The water is still water and the bucket remains the same. Each is separate and distinct from the other. When we see ourselves as a container for God and God as a container for us we remain one element while God remains another element. There is no fusion. And, therefore, THERE IS NO NEW CREATION.

In fusion everything is so blended and compounded until each element loses its own identity and an entirely new thing comes forth. Something that neither element inherently possessed is brought into manifestation. How great is the majesty and the wonder of it! "Therefore," says the apostle, "if any man be IN CHRIST, he is a NEW CREATION: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new" (II Cor. 5:17). Oh, may God help my reader to see this and cease separating between himself and the Christ! God is making a New Creation. It is the Word again made flesh, it is God birthed again as man. It is the glory of the incarnation. It is the compounding of the divine elements of God Himself with the elements of the human personality that God may be formed into an expression as man. There is ONE SPIRIT. "He that is joined unto the Lord IS ONE SPIRIT." The one spirit is not just IN you – it IS you. The one spirit is not merely God in you – it is God and you joined in union.

So then, while our bodies do house the spirit of God…the purpose, the end result will be a new creation. A “hybrid” (my thanks to Ron Sigler from the Heart to Heart message board for that concept) Like Jesus, perhaps? Fully God and fully human? The New Creation Man? Sounds good to me…..

More to come....

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