LEARNING IS RENEWING
A characteristic of severe conservatism is congealed thought. If Christ is our life we are able to move in continuing revelation with ease and wonder. As Jesus says to Rick Joyner in The Torch and the Sword, ‘The Spirit of God is always moving.’
There is continued growth when our being is in God rather than in religion, especially when we are freed from stagnant versions of received concepts. The trinity is life itself. It is the womb and progenitor of life. As part of this communion we are part of this life – not congealed in the letter but alive in a state of being and becoming in which we rise above challenges and advance from glory to glory.
The evidence of the letter is a dead tree. The expression of spirit and life is a living tree.
This morning on the radio the leader of the interviewer observed that large parts of the East Coast of Australia were on fire. The interviewee responded, ‘You have to wonder at the dullness on the part of people who have been trained in science, yet refuse to accept what science has to tell them about the reason for climate change.’
There are people who refuse what God has told them in Christ about the new and living way known as the new covenant – the union of God with ourselves that makes us whole and holy and which brings to an end the toxic regime of letters on stone.
Reactionary views that prevent us meeting the current challenge are a parable of the Christian practices of circling one’s mulberry bush of law and old covenant while looking for Holy Spirit - band-aid solutions to fix what can only be fixed by following Jesus through the cross into the incarnation where He becomes our life.
LEARNERS INHERIT THE EARTH
In the post cross age Christ becomes you. Don’t be seduced into propping up your religious security blanket when Jesus is asking you to adopt Him as your security and agency,
“Eric Hoffer, the street philosopher, put it this way: “In times of great change [which is always], learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped for a world that no longer exists.” Faith itself, like the discernment of spirits, is actually a way to keep us learning, growing, and being transformed into God—not just a security blanket of doctrinal statements and moral principles.” (1)
(1) Rohr, Richard. What the Mystics Know: Seven Pathways to Your Deeper Self. The Crossroad Publishing Company. Kindle Edition.