You should think in the same way Christ Jesus does. In his very nature he was God. But he did not think that being equal with God was something he should hold on to. Instead, he made himself nothing. He took on the very nature of a servant. He was made in human form. He appeared as a man. He came down to the lowest level. He obeyed God completely, even though it led to his death. In fact, he died on a cross. …(Philippians 2:4-8)
Let this scripture be your guiding light in your journey into the realities of godliness. Never allow yourself to fall victim to the common error that many have fallen into, taking God away from the whole equation and submitting to a labour in futility trying to extract “God” from within themselves when they have not allowed Him passage through their hearts. The scriptures speak of those who posses a form of godliness but deny its power. This is when one tries to reflect God without submitting to Him. We must understand that it is in “death” that “life” emerges. To go up one must go down, and to “hold” one must first “let go.” You must die before you can live the life of God. In other words you must abandon and deny your own will and self before you can take up the personality of God.
They talk about “The Spark” or “The Awareness” among many other phrases and expressions they employ in a struggle to convince man that he is his own God, that he can embrace with liberty and zero accountability the place of God in his own life. If any of you are familiar with the things I am talking about, you will notice in the course of this discussion that they sound similar to the things we shall talk about: but you will also notice how they are so far from the truth in that they deliberately try to avoid giving God His true place of sovereignty and Lordship over all. They refuse to recognise Him as God, setting themselves up as “God” all by themselves.
Always keep your godliness within the scriptures. Do nothing, borrow nothing, consult nothing but the scriptures for your journey to Christhood. And try to remember this always: in your quest to godliness, imitate the seen God, not the unseen one. How can you imitate what you have not seen? Imitate “Christ,” not “God.” The scriptures say that no one has seen God, that it is Christ Jesus who has revealed Him to us. Therefore learn from Christ, the God you have seen. Remember what the scriptures say, “when He the Spirit of truth comes, He will take what belongs to Christ and make them yours.” Not what belongs to God! Jesus says, “as the Father sent me, so I am sending you.” Of course Christ is God, but in this matter there is no room for speculations and imaginations. We must simply stick to what is known.
The need for us to understand this matter cannot be overemphasised. Venturing off into a reality where in very real terms you become aware of the extraordinary power within you, the very presence of God within you, where you begin to rightly execute the will of God on earth, exercising Godlike authority over the affairs of life, having a very real awareness of your oneness with God is a very wonderful thing, and in order to ensure we stay true while operating in that reality we must never take our eyes off Jesus, who is the author and finisher of our faith, the initiator and also the one whose life is to guide us through it all till the end.
O LORD COME SOON!