CHRIST IS A VERB…
BY: BARBARA SYMONS
NOVEMBER 14, 2007
The word Christ means, “Anointed” and anointed is a verb. Here is the definition of a verb:
Verb: a word that characteristically is the grammatical center of a predicate and expresses an act, occurrence, or mode of being, that in various languages is inflected for agreement with the subject, for tense, for voice, for mood, or for aspect, and that typically has rather full descriptive meaning and characterizing quality…
So much has changed in my understanding of spiritual things over the past year. To be brief, I am learning that we create our own reality, that the human being is an extension of God and that as such we are endowed with the ability to create. We create through the union of mind and emotion and are continually creating whether we are conscious of it or not. I believe this process of creation and the understanding of this process is a power of the “age to come” or kingdom age if you will. This understanding comes when we lay aside the elementary or first principles of Christ and enter into execution or perfection. But even before we do that FIRST it is necessary to understand just what Christ is.
The scripture says that Jesus is the “pattern Son.” It is imperative that we understand what it was that Jesus was “patterning” for us.
Christ is a verb. Jesus is a noun. Christ expresses the act or occurrence of a divine union, the coming together of the human mind and the Spirit of God. Jesus declared in the Garden of Gethsemane, “Nevertheless, not my will but thy will be done.” He surrendered his will to that of His Father. That process produces the anointing, the CHRIST. A hybrid “God-man” is conceived through this union. This symbol is found in the act of anointing. Oil is the symbol of the spirit and when they would “anoint” someone, the oil would be pressed or rubbed into the body so much so that the oil (spirit) and flesh became ONE flesh. (“Flesh” is symbolic of the carnal mind of man.) This is the marriage spoken of in scripture and the offspring is the Son of God. Prior to this union we are called the Son of Man because we, in that condition are not led of the spirit but by our own minds.
Those in Christendom are so focused on the man Jesus that they fail to see what it was that He patterned for us. He patterned a dominion of the spirit in his flesh producing another dimension where there is a king and a kingdom. In this dimension supernatural acts manifest because we are no longer bound by the physical laws of this limited, carnal manifestation.
Jesus the man has to depart in order that we begin to understand what he modeled for us, the CHRIST or Emanuel, God with man. Our focus on the historical man must cease so that we see the mystery of CHRIST.
John 16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; it is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
We are learning about the functioning of the CHRIST. Our mind is just a tool but most of us make it our master. In this place, we need to humble our minds having it take the form of a servant. This servant serves the spirit. The female (soul) must submit to the male (spirit). Otherwise we suffer that woman Jezebel to teach and seduce us. Jezebel wants things done her way and will do just about anything to manipulate circumstances to get it including usurping the true authority of her husband (the spirit). The pattern in scripture is clear Rev 2 as long as we suffer that woman to teach she and we are thrown on a sick bed, and her offspring suffers death. God searches the mind and heart (that is where she, Jezebel, the condition of the soul-led human) dwells. The mind is truly the folly that the book of Proverbs 2 speaks of (the froward woman). In contrast, the noble woman of Proverbs 31 is the mind submitted and serving her husband (the spirit.)
Being led by the soul is true duality. Adam (spirit) and Eve (soul) are supposed to be together and walk and commune with God in union. When separateness enters we then live according to the knowledge of good and evil, a position in which the totality of the Bible is written excepting the scriptures regarding the kingdom. This position (eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil) has been useful to bring us to the point of crossing over from death to life. The problem is that in order to crossover, we have to leave behind the former things…
The kingdom is a completely different environment. To enter we must discern the patterns. It is under the rule and dominion of the dimension of the Spirit. The bride (soul) must make herself ready for her groom (spirit). Jesus called himself the “BRIDEGROOM” because this mystical marriage had taken place within him. He carried both components in union in his body. He had reconciled the soul and spirit.
CHRIST IN US THE HOPE OF GLORY.
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