THE GENERATION OF CHRIST – BOTH HEAD AND BODY
BY: SCOTT PARIS
MAY 21, 2004
“Being born” (of Father’s) incorruptible Seed,” His Word, we are conscious of being of His divine substance, and essence. 1 Pet. 1:23 Paul testified in word, deed and manifestation that for him to live was actually, in reality Christ living in him, through him, as He Himself, and through union with Christ as One. “He that is joined to the Lord is one spirit.” 1 Cor. 6:17 “By one Spirit we are all immersed into one body,.. and have been made to drink into one Spirit.” 1 Cor. 12:13 “We are ambassadors for Christ, even God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead be reconciled to God.” Beloved, God our Father beseeches people to Himself by us, His Christed body of sons. And we pray (beseech them) in Christ’s stead to be reconciled to God by His divine favor. “I am crucified with Christ: yet I live; but not I, for Christ lives in me: and the life I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” Gal.2:20
Even as Paul, we shared in the crucifixion of Christ. Rom. 6:6. Christ was just as much one in Paul, as Paul was one in Christ… Also you and I. We came out of God, and we return to Him (In the spirit we already have). If you don’t see this in the spirit, you won’t ever see it!
We raise the dead, and whosoever hears the voice of the Son shall live, be resurrected. Beloved, if you have heard the voice of the Son, you have been raised in “first resurrection.” John 5:25
“My temptation which was in my flesh you despised not, nor rejected; but received me as an angel of God, or as Christ Jesus.” Gal.4:14
We come to consciously know real – ize – (eyes-see) through experiential spiritual awareness. “The natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God. For they are foolishness to him: neither can he know them, for they are spiritually discerned, yet he is discerned of no man.” 2 Cor. 2:14, 15 Ever wonder why some are at odds with you? You having the “mind of Christ” they negate your thinking as foolish.
The Christed generation sons are awake, consciously, that we are immersed-merged-baptized in spiritual union into one spiritual body, and in one spirit in Christ – even in one another-for all ages. For there is “one Spirit” we are in, and He is in us and we in Him – as well as one another.
This is a present reality in the Spirit that Paul experienced as well. He was not limited to his finite physical body, but by union through Spirit infusion, was in two or more places at various times. Thus, because of his great ministry in and to the body of Christ, even he was not physically able to be at certain locations at certain times; he was able by spiritual union, empowerment and ability, able to literally be there in his spiritual celestial body through this union-one-ness in Christ.
If Christ is there in them, with them, we can be (and are) there too. Col.2:1-5, 1 Cor.5:3, 4. We are knit together! Why did Paul have this authority, ability and enablement? Possibly because he always spoke from his position in Christ: apostle, spiritual messenger (angel), ministering spirit. Gal.1:8, 2 Cor.10:1, 8, 13. By spirit authority Phil.2:12.
“We are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.” 2 Cor.2:17
Paul was “born out of due time,” a headship, Right hand Benjamite (Rom. 11:1), (Phil.3:5), eighth day? Paul said that he had “finished the course – he had not run in vain, he was obedient to the heavenly vision,” He was running to attain the prize he was apprehended for. 2 Tim.4:6 He knew in the early stages of his ministry what great things he must suffer for Jesus name. He was prophesied to beforehand of the sufferings he must endure. Acts 9:15, 16
Prophecies did not deter him, for he was bound in the Spirit of whom Christ’s and his were One. They prophesied from another realm, order or vision by their love for Paul contrary to what Jesus Himself had already showed him.
“The night following the Lord stood by him, and said, Be of good cheer, Paul; for as you have testified of me in Jerusalem, so must you bear witness at Rome.” Acts 23:11
The Lord told Paul that he must appear before Caesar at Rome, the capitol of the civilized world system. Peter called it Babylon. 1 Pet.5:13. Paul set out to save the religion of his fathers from heresy of the Galilean, but found in that One a way to save the religion of his fathers. Having found the true spiritual way, he went across the world, certain that the kingdom of God was in mankind through the indwelling Christ. Col. 1:26, 27
Saul who was later called Paul, was told by the Lord that he would “Bear Witness” to all nations, and his first convert was a Gentile named, Paul (Acts 13:7, 12), it was there with his confrontation with Bar-Jesus that we find his name changed to Paul. He blazed the way of Jesus unlimited Gospel across the world and even converted Caesar’s household. Phil. 1:13, 4:22, 23. I said all that to say this: “A pattern to them which should here after believe, this is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.
Howbeit, for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me, first Jesus Christ show forth all long suffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to everlasting life.” 1 Tim.1:15, 16
Beloved, Paul has been Christ’s chief spokesman (except for Jesus), in these last and momentous days that we live in. He said that he was a pattern to them who would here after believe in Christ. Paul crossed the then known world taking the Gospel of the grace (favor) of God to high and low. He knew that it was no longer Paul, but Christ. Are you of that consciousness that it is no longer “I” but Christ? It is no longer you that was born with a physical identity, but now you are inChristed with the Christ DNA nature within, from Father.
Paul was given a charge to “Bear Witness” to the nations, and fulfilled that charge in Christ through the ability of Christ, not his own. We are the “Lord’s Body” that shall Bear Witness of His emancipation from death to resurrection life to all mankind. The Father through His Son, Christ has emancipated us from the law of sin and death. Father has given us a charge to proclaim the Proclamation of Emancipation from sin and death to all creation through Christ Jesus the Lord.
The living incarnate Word is residing in us as He natures us and communicates Himself to us within. We reside in the inner city of Father within, and have abandoned our mind to the destroying of the “man of sin,” that the “New Man” now can sit in the throne, and there is perfect liberty in our Father.
We are increasingly conscious that the “Garden of Eden” was in the ancient pair. The “Tree of Life,” and the “tree of knowledge of good and evil” was within them. The principle of deception-the serpent curled itself around Eve’s mind. The ancient pair ate nothing outside of themselves, no external tree, of fruit. All of this is the same today.
Saints participate in external religion today, external rituals, forms that make them feel good. It is “fig leaf” religion doing things to cover their nakedness, robbing them of spiritual reality in Christ. Many rely on natural letter of the word teachings, such as the “Left Behind” teachings for their spiritual diet-yet there is no Christ life substance to those theories.
Believers not comprehending inner truth insist on fighting the devil, for he is a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. Yet, scripture says, “Whosoever is born of God… the wicked one touches him not.” 1 John 5:18
Love and hugs,
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