(Hos 6:2) After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.
This mystery was unlocked to the apostle Paul. In Galatians 2:20 he wrote “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
God says in Hosea 6:2 that not only Christ died and rose up on the third day, but so also all of us.
But how does this become my reality? By believing God.
Abraham believed God and it was counted to him as righteousness.
When we believe what God says abuout us, when we receive His Word, like His Word transformed the earth and creation was formed in Genesis 1, His Word transforms us and creates His life, when we receive it.
What is required of us? Only to believe.
What is our only sin we will be going to miss out on eternal life for? Because we did not believe in Jesus Christ.
John 16:9 Jesus explains that the Holy Spirit comes to convict us of sin, because we believe not on Him.
When we believe on Jesus Christ, when we believe our new identity in Him. Even when we do not understand with our human mind the depths of this mystery, which can truly only be received in the spirit, that I have been crucified with Christ and risen up in a new life with Him. Christ was slain even before the foundation of the earth the Word says. How can this be? In our natural restricted dimensions of existence we can not grasp this.
Look at this article from “The American Scientific Affiliation: discussion of science and Christianity, ethics, apologetics, creation and evolution, the Bible and science” to see how mind-baffling quantum physics is.
The New Age philosophy twists this truth. They “jippo” the Word of God, and the power thereof, and the Truth according to Scripture, and make themselves to be god and want to live from that identity. But that is not what the Word says. I can only have Christ as my identity if I have died with Him and risen up in a new life with Him. And I can only walk into that if I believe the Word of God, if I believe on Jesus Christ, for by believing God’s Word creates and transforms and creates in my actual reality what has already been released in the spiritual realm as my potential of existence.
When I live from that place, I rest in God. I rest in the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross.
Then I am now longer into striving. It is no longer about “self-improvement programs”. Ten steps how to overcome fear. Twenty steps how to reach my goal. Five points how to be happier. All those are programs to try and change me from the outside in. That is what mysticism is about, striving to do more works of love, striving to discipline myself more, striving to pray more from the soul.
God wants us to pray not from the soul but in the name of Jesus. That means representing all that He is. We can’t pray like that if we are not in Christ. And our fleshly striving to improve ourselves and bring soul sacrifices and efforts to do more for others, which is not inspired by the Spirit, which is not the manifestation of Christ, but the manifestation of self-righteous behavior and trust in self, is not pleasing to God. That is all the occult can bring us. That is the white side of occultism. There is also the black side of occultism that is not interested in doing good, but only evil. But most people won’t be interested in the black side. They think if they are busy with white occultism they are busy with God. And they are deceived. They are not living from oneness with God, but are exalting themselves as god, eating from the tree of knowledge of good and evil and wanting to live from there just like Eve, wanting to be in control of their own lives, picking their own truths, trying to create their own realities.
God is creator of all. And He alone is God.
New Age is a distortion of the truth, rooted in the occult. Religiosity is a program to try and change people from the outside in, which in many ways have the same components as mysticism (trying to encourage people to do more, discipline themselves more, and pray more from the soul). All this is from darkness and is not the message Paul brought the Gentiles about Christ our life.
It is time for the earth to awaken to spirituality. But not by Lucifarian illuminism in the occult. But by Godly enlightenment which comes by the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation. And the beginning of Godly wisdom is fear of the Lord.
Can we believe the report of the Lord? That is truly the big question. That is what matters. Today. Always. Now.
See also “Labour to go into rest” for how we are to position ourselves, so we can see. Great and marvelous things. Hidden mysteries. How we can see Christ. Even in the flesh. Like when we look at a 3-D picture, and at first only see dots and little blots and later as we look deeper an entire holistic picture involves in multi-dimension, in wonder. Let us look deeper into the perfect law of liberty. And let us see!