Thursday, February 17, 2005
The second Man, the last Adam
The ever subtle seduction that would try to steal the affections of our hearts for Him.
Without the innate and intuitive ability of His life in us, we are moved to worship that which has the form of Godliness, but is void of any true power.There is still very much alive and active within some, a predisposition towards all of the so called outward markings of a true man, woman of God.
Natural (the first Adam was a living soul, a natural man) fleshly abilities that have nothing to do with who He truly is.As our spirit was originally created to be a container for Him, the one that wanted to become the Father of our spirit, so the unique self that we are was designed to be complete in displaying Him alone.
When was the last time you heard of a mirror getting bent out of shape because everybody was busily looking at themselves in it? A mirrors function is to reflect another’s image, much like the moon reflecting a light and glory of another, the sun.Without understanding who He is, and who we are in Him, it will be a perpetual jockeying for self-recognition one way or another.Too many identities are derived from our fleshly abilities, and it is theses that oppose Him.
I know of folks that I refer to as “steady eddies”, never too high, or too low. Mistakenly so many that are not that way, look upon a person displaying these traits as being spiritual, under the control of the Holy Spirit. When in fact it is nothing more than a soulish expression. Without the inner illumination of the Holy Spirit we blindly accept remnants of the first Adam to be Life for us.Our Father is a jealous lover (God), and in the process of being permitted to make Himself known to us, there will in fact be idols that must come down.He is the Living Sword, wanting to bring moment by moment separation between our soul and our spirit. As the Light shines, anything that has become a substitute for Him the Prince of Peace will have the sword applied to their life. I believe He said, I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.