Received on September 24th, 2006 - 11:30AM Last Updated: September 27th, 2006 - 4:54PM
In this dream, I was talking to a young person, perhaps even a child, about how to read the Bible. I encouraged him that he would get much more out of reading the Old Covenant if he read it with eyes looking for Christ and the Gospel. That there were types which could only be understood in this way.
I gave him the example of the crossing of the Red Sea. It could be viewed from two perspectives, God's and ours.
On God's end, He was parting His glory that we might cross over into His presence. That barrier that separated us was split that we might travel into His abode.
On our end, He was parting our sins that separated us from Him. We no longer stood facing them, reminding us of our inability to stand before Him; but now He had pushed them aside that we might come before His Throne.
The focal point of both of these truths was Christ Himself. As the veil of the inner temple separated the outside world from Yahweh (Exodus 26:31-35), so it represented Christ's flesh.
His flesh was torn in two as the veil was when He died upon the Cross (Matthew 27:50-53). That separation brought us into the presence of God as our sins were wiped away and God's glory was parted in Christ (Hebrews 10:19-22).
And so, as I told the boy in this dream, we should look for such truths hidden in the Old Covenant which speak of Christ. HalleluYah!
As you read this site, you will hopefully come to know Yahweh more fully.
But all of this continuing knowledge is useless unless and until you come into union with Him. I use the word union because it is truly a marriage. It is that deep connection we all seek, for which we most often look in other people. However, the truth is that our hearts will only be fulfilled when we enter that union in fullness with the One Who made us.
This is the grace of God, that He has not stayed distant for us only to worship as Creator. But He has come unto us, even become one of us—in His Son, ChristJesus—in order to share an intimate union with us. He desires such closeness that it truly will envelope our entire life, transforming us into something new and wonderful.
You may have already entered this union with Him and only seek to know Him better through reading here. But if you have not, as you do read, let this Gospel sink into your heart as you read it now.
God loves you, and has cast your sins into the sea. He has sent His only Son as the Savior of the world—that includes you.
That Son, JesusChrist, was born as a man through a virgin who had given her life to Yahweh; He lived without sin, reflected the glory of His Father, God, in all His words and deeds, and was persecuted even unto death because of it.
His death upon a cross was the powerful explosion that separated you from your life of death. It remains for you, now, to enter into that death with Him. As you die to the one you are now, a person separated from God from your many sins, you will be born anew, with a nature predisposed to live rightly. This gift is free to you, with nothing you can do to earn it. It is the mercy of God to offer it to you, as He loves you so much! All you must do is receive it by trusting Him to have delivered you. Simply place your life in His hands and embrace the freedom that came through that death on the cross.
The Gospel is that Jesus did not remain dead, but rose again on the third day after His crucifixion! Death could not hold Him, as He was without sin. And so death will not be able to hold you, as you identify with Him fully through your trust in Him. Let go of yourself and confess Him as Lord of your life. The power of His death and resurrection will work in you all that your Creator has destined for you. You will truly enter a new life and experience that intimate union you have been seeking all of your life.
So ponder these words as you read here of this great God—Yahweh—and all that He has revealed to His creation. Let His Spirit testify to your heart that these words are true, that God is Love, and that He sent His Son so that you might receive the life that is unbound by time and space. As you feel that witness in your heart, simply believe and receive what He is offering to you, even now, and begin your new life as a child of God.
Please write to me and let me know when you take this step, as I will be your brother in Christ—we will be one in Him!
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8Be careful that you don't let anyone rob you through his philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the elements of the world, and not after Christ. 9For in him all the fullness of the Godhead dwells bodily, (Colossians 2:8-9)