Monday, July 8, 2019

Heaven's True Pathway Explained in 350 Words


The ultimate divine purpose in redemption is to re-establish a true heart-oneness between man and God, so as to create a durable and mutually fulfilling daily friendship. What must happen in order for this heart-agreement to occur is the believer’s literal connection to the character essence of Jesus Christ in a truly symbiotic way whereby the vitality and virtue of Christ's character renews that of the believer. This thorough character renewal is effected through a redemptive process which is wholly centered on Christ and involves two indispensable facets: The Cross of Christ and the Resurrection of Christ.

Christ’s substitutionary death on the Cross furnishes man with two things:  1. The forgiveness necessary to restore a relationship with God and  2. The preliminary assignment, in God's eyes, of a non-reality-based righteousness. The Resurrection furnishes the believer with a Living Savior whose vital and virtuous character essence can then be symbiotically enjoined to the human character essence through a metaphysical merger, wherein the Divine Spirit becomes a conduit to literally connect the character essence of the Living Christ to that of the believer.

This connection then enables a download of the values and truth contained within the character essence of Christ to the character essence of the believer. This divine rewrite within the believer’s core person begins immediately with that Spiritual connection. It then proceeds over time, in the context of an intimate daily friendship with Christ, and utilizing the believer’s own God-directed life experience, to profoundly renew the believer’s character, which in turn, yields a genuine reality-based righteousness.

Thus, this redemptive process, entirely enabled by Christ, eventually brings a true heart-oneness with God, since, through Christ, the believer now owns, with God, the values and truth within the divine heart - resulting in a view of life which consistently matches God’s view of life. And, out of this matching interpretation flows a wonderfully easy, harmonious, and durable daily friendship with our Governing Creator.  So, by enabling both man's Forgiveness and his thorough Character Renewal, God's graceful plan of redemption restores all which was lost in Adam, and infinitely more, through Christ.

Biblical References:  Ezekiel 36: 24-28 // John 14:15-21 //  Galatians 2:16-21 //  Philippians 3:9 //  John 17: 20-23 //  Romans 5:10 // 5:17-19 // 8:1-4 // Ephesians 4:11-24 // 2 Corinthians 5:17

For a more detailed look at Christian Redemption read, "Spiritual Dynamics:  The Spiritual Realities Explained," also in Reading Room 3.  Jump There Now