Morning muse #16
Any hostilities or lack of trust we had towards God did not reduce his love for us; even when we were enemies towards Him in our minds, He revealed His true attitude towards us when He gave His Son. God’s giving is always a healing balm, because the nature of His giving is a giving of what is perfect into what has no capacity to reciprocate.
When God gave us His Son it was the Highest possible expression of Love because it revealed God’s esteem of our VALUE. It was not just some random value God saw in us, but He saw EQUAL value in us when he exchanged the life of his Son for ours.
Jesus is God’s definitive statement about your own origins, identity, value and destiny.
The Bible says that when we were enemies, God reconciled us through the death of His Son. The word reconciled is “katalasso”, meaning an EXCHANGE OF EQUAL VALUE. It was a common word used in the market place of that time depicting things exchanged of equal value. This means God saw our value the VERY SAME as Christs in the act of giving His Son!
Beloved, God took all the guess work out of questions like, “Who am I?”, “Why am I here?, “What is my significance?”, when He sent His Son. Christ is the only accurate mirror into which we can look, by the Spirit, into the face of our own identity and value.
There is no longer any sort of reliable definition of ourselves outside of God’s verdict and declaration in Christ. God sent His Son as THE message, not only of what the Father is like, but as an eternal declaration of who WE are. Christ is God’s only definition of mankinds identity.
The Law was a stranger speaking to us of our false identity outside of God, but Christ was God speaking to us of our true, new creation reality. The Law was satans message to us as to a false identity; Jesus revealed Himself as how the Father actually sees us in spirit and truth.
Now that the act of reconciliation is complete, and heaven has definitively and eternally commented on our actual value in God’s economy, let is throw off all lesser definitions, conformity and descriptions of ourselves. Embrace your Son-Value, your God-Esteem, your Spirit-Stature.
You have been appraised at equal value with the Son in the bosom of the Trinity. Christ’s life saves all of us from the gutter-most to the uttermost.