All restoration only comes thjrough Christ Jesus
by phil larussa
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All restoration comes only through Christ Jesus
Restoration is when some thing or some one is brought back to an original or earlier condition. A person who has been restored has the ability for mental and spiritual health with a true understanding of their identity and able to nourish them self with the necessities of life. God wants His creation to be independently dependent on Him and know that; He wants to be a loving Father too them. When we have a healthy awareness of how God loves and believes in us; we are able to think and be mentally aware of our inner thoughts and feelings while being influenced by our outward environment which represents our social, financial and moral arena of life. This process is common to all mankind however, not all people are aware of how it works. No one can escape these influences in their travels in what ever arena they live in.
Scripture tells us; because of the events that are taking place in the world today, we are living in the last round up before Jesus returns to this earth and it also asks the question; ďwill Jesus find anyone still operating in this process of wanting to be restored to their original condition when He returns?Ē
Because I am in my seventies, I have seen the changes that have taken place over these many years. The technologies and fast paced life styles have increased to unparallel proportions. Everybody is scurrying around going here and there like ants, which have their own set course of action given to them at birth. We have become so busy minded with daily chores and responsibilities it has caused the majority to lose the ability to ponder and wonder the make up of the universe around them and the unique awareness of their true natural and spiritual identity.
I have never in my life time seen and heard such a warfare of ideas and pressures trying to desensitize our sensibilities that are trying to stop us from independent thinking and having a total dependency on Godís wisdom. This is taking place because; we do not comprehend the urgency of the times we live in and are not being true God seekers.
We are being brainwashed to not get in touch with the God of the Universe and know Him on a one to one bases. We have the news media not telling the news, but interpreting it and talk show programming devaluing human beings by exposing depraved behavior and the audiences lapping it up. The constitution is being amended to change itís meaning as intended by the original writers and we are slowly driving the consciousness of God and His directions out of our society.
In the Roman days of power; they were killing Christianís physical bodies in the arena. In these days, our minds are being lulled into a mesmerized state of any thing goes and our concept of morality is being changed moment by moment. Jesus warns us in scripture to not worry so much about being physically killed but be careful that our consciousness of having a healthy moral perspective does not become damaged and distorted. Christ Jesus also tells us that; He came to earth to sacrifice His life so that we would have the power and ability to live with peace and joy if, we would guard our heart, where the issues of life and death are formed.
Our restoration can only be built and maintained on the main foundation of Jesus righteous love act by Him coming to die on the cross so that our relationship with God could be restored. There is no other name given among men where they can be restored and enjoy a secure loving healthy relationship with God the Father.
Man kind must recognize the fallen nature they were born with because of Adam and Eveís deception in the Garden of Eden or he will continue to live with the philosophy that anything goes. With all the churches going up and all the aspirations of the gospel being preached to the whole world, there are still people falling between the cracks because a big majority of the born again church is still locked up with in the walls of their particular denomination; and they are not exercising their evangelistic gift in the market place. Sunday and Wednesday church services are not where the action is. It services a purpose of empowering one to know their position in Christ if; the doctrine of our righteous position in Christ is truly being preached.
When Godís children get out of their diaper stage play pens of growth and become young men and women in the Lord, it will be because; the word of God has been truly planted deeply with in their heart and mind. In turn, this will cause them to go into the highways and byways of their arenas of life and make a statement against wickedness where ever they find it, and heal people as Jesus did. A Christian who does not understand their position in Christ is a misinformed Christian who lives in ignorance and has no power to comprehend the urgency of the moment.
When a person lives in this childish mentality; the process of having a healthy consciousness and using the new mind of Christ they received the day they became born again; never comes into play in their understanding of Godís purposes.
When this happens, Godís kids live their life in meaningless endeavors of chores and never have a clear cut understanding of their purpose as Godís ambassador to the lost and hurting.
Now it is easy to understand people who have never given their life to Jesus Christ. Scripture tells us, ďThey are sinners and are a slave to their impulses to do their own thing and they violate there own selves with sinful behavior.Ē
When you do not have the Holy Spirit living in your being; you do not belong to the family of God. Godís whole purpose was to create people to live in eternity with him. Unsaved people also live by this thinking process of their inner thoughts verses them being influenced by there outward environment however; unless they hear the Gospel and dedicate their lives to Jesus Christ, they will spend eternity in hell and never come to understand the true meaning of life and why they were put here.
There are slews of people I meet who think this statement is unkind and prejudicial and that God would never allow this to happen. God does not invade our life and dictate to us terms to walk in obedience to His leadings or else. Man has to give God permission to come into their heart and have Him become their Savior and Lord.
Christ Jesus not only saves us; He also sanctifies us. This is where we have a mental awareness from with in by the Holy Spirit telling us of our holy purified state and that; God our Father sees us as blameless, innocent and perfect in His sight with out spot or wrinkle. Now remember; we are talking about an inner reasoning of conscious thought that we need to be experiencing daily that is restoring us from our own faulty concepts of how to stay with in Godís hedge of protection and not become contaminated with the everyday influences of deviant thought which causes un-god like actions and condemnation. We can not lean towards our own understanding because this type of self sufficiency will cause us to abuse our soul and in turn; one can not flow in Godís unmerited favor. This condition causes us to become molded to the environment and the influences around us and we are never able to communicate and fulfill Godís will for our life.
This complete gospel that God gave to His church is not even fully being taught in the churches of today. It is a serious and scary thing to see born again people being taught denominational doctrines that teach, there are things that they have to do to keep their salvation and that Jesus death on the cross was not enough. When we teach denomination rules of conduct, our denominations become abominations. Jesus is not denominational and only Jesus saves and sanctifies.
Our restoration is totally dependent by the leading of the Holy Spirit who is our Teacher and Comforter and has the words of life and who brings us to our fullest potential in Christ Jesus. So the question is; who are you going through this conscious thought process? Is it the Holy Spirit who is our instructor or are you leaning to your own understanding and having your moral barometer being brainwashed by the changing morality of the world around you.
God tells us, ďHis thoughts are not our thoughts and His ways are not our ways.Ē However; since we have received the mind of Christ the day we became Godís child; we now have the ability to receive His thoughts and walk in obedience to His ways. This is our only hope of being restored to our rightful place at His side. Our wisdom must be built on Godís word being planted deep with in our understanding and in turn; we will be able to rest in a place of safety in the chaotic state, which we are experiencing in the world right now
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