Friday 22 June 2012

Waiting on…us? ~ Rich Novek

We are seeing uncanny examples of what seems like “God waiting on us” as we move into this life of “no longer I but Christ!”  A life that is centered on “living for one another” according to the true meaning of Covenant!
And why wouldn’t we, isn’t this the true definition of Love?
No greater love has ever existed than the One who lays down his/her life (what He perceives as his life independent of God) for another!
This is laying down a conciousness of duality, just as James spoke about:
The good/evil tongue, the fresh/polluted river, and the double mind!  He then goes so far as to say this kind of “seeing more than God” leads to only one place!  Which is a life of self absorption that results in quarrels, jealousies, and wars, and even to the point of murderous thoughts and actions!
No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Therefore I say unto you, TAKE NO THOUGHT FOR YOUR OWN LIFE, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? (Mathew 6:24-25)
From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?  Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.  Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ASK AMISS, that ye may consume it upon your lusts (life). (James 4:1-3)
I think it was Spurgeon who said if we are to ever finally grow up IN Christ we have to forever remove the words what, where, when, why, and how, from our modern day vocabulary.
Moving into maturity is all about “I only do what I see the Father doing” and then realizing there is no other Christian Life but the One Christ himself is longing to live through the heart that is completely His, the “Single” heart that has no other rival lovers!
How can one look at Mathew 6 (take not a thought for your life) and passages like it and conclude anything but seeing that “asking amiss” means a continued focus of a relationship with God that is centered on asking for myself?  Especially when we see the REAL Jesus NEVER taking one thought for His own self preservation!
Isn’t He the One who is living that same life through us?  Isn’t He the One who initiated the Covenants of promise?  The very meaning of Covenant being “I no longer live for myself but for my covenant partner?”
I am finally discovering after a lifetime of so much loss, pain, and disappointment, the only reason I am here is for others…period!

This is why God brings so much tribulation to the heart that has decided it’s “damn the torpedoes and full speed ahead!”  The heart that sees losing to gain, dying to live, and being blinded to see can be the only option for the true believer who desires ALL of what God has for him/her in this life!  He is taking us into those firey places, those places of blackest darkness for one purpose, which is to reveal our One true purpose IN Him!

This is the “Good News” of the Gospel; being freed from a life of a wrong perception of life as we abandon ourselves to the “other lover”  Christ IN us!  (Covenant Love) has NOW become our One and only Hope of Glory!
It’s in this place of seeng as He sees where we NOW discover there is really only one question that needs to be asked?
How long will we NOW make Him wait…on us?
Only God only NOW!

Rich Novek,Linda Novek and Joan Reilly are "Rich in Christ Ministries".  

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