Wednesday, October 04, 2006
The Mystery Made Known
Matthew 18:2-4 (English Standard Version)
And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, "Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
His grace has made it possible for me to become like a child, and unless I do, the reality of my Father's love, care and provision will be obscured from me.
Seek first this living reality of the Father's love for you, and everything else you stand in need of (every need, every prayer) will be answered as He gives you a greater and fuller revelation of His Son!
In the movie Hook, Peter had grown up in more ways than one. His ability to see who he once was (Peter Pan) was now totally obscured from his mind.
The one scene in the movie where he (Peter) now in Never Land is being examined by one of the children there, as this child squeezes the grown up man Peter's face into strange contortions he exclaims, 'Oh there you are Peter.'
The only way Peter (the Pan) could ever rescue his two children from Hook will be in returning to his childlike identity, and in so doing he will be able to fight, fly and crow...and ultimately, rescue his children. Unless he becomes like a child all over again, his children are doomed.
We have no identity apart from knowing Him, Christ in you the hope of glory. We are encouraged by His spirit to not allow the world to squeeze (conform) us into its empty image, but to be transformed into His image.
A short while back there was a movie out called, The Da Vinci Code, I believe there is another code as it were for the believer called the Mystery (Christ in you) or Jesus Code.
It is an understanding that has been encrypted, (convert ordinary language into code) whereby apart from the Holy Spirit making known to us the true knowledge of the One who has become our only Life, although rebirthed, our true identity is pretty much a secret with held from us.
The reality of Him being our Father on an ever growing experiential level is just not going to happen.
Maybe this is much ado about everything pertaining to His claim, 'I have come that you might have life, and have it abundantly.'
What caused such rapturous joy to explode within the Sons heart when he said, 'Father I thank you that you have hidden this true knowledge of who You are from the wise guys, but have made it known to babes.'
And a child shall lead them!