Faith is not the result of one’s own efforts
The Illusion of Independence and the ability to BECOME more spiritual must be exposed for what they are: the Illusion of Independence and the ability to BECOME more spiritual. There is only ONE life that is Holy. As a result of my oneness with Jesus, I am a partaker of the Life that He offers.
Christ is the center of Christianity. The Bible teaches that Christianity is His character manifested in my actions, and it is this belief that distinguishes me as a light for the world. Because of my relationship with Him, I become what He is fundamentally: His Manifestation (mirror). (I Corinthians 6:17)
Christianity is not something that can be earned
No one can earn a Holy life, and no one can replicate it, copy it, WWJD it, or do anything else to make it happen. It’s not something you can memorize your way into or seminary your way into. You’re curious as to why? Due to the fact that it is already yours IF Christ is in you.
Living a holy life is not a goal to strive for. There is nothing you can do to increase your holiness by your own efforts. A commodity like holiness, love, or patience is not something that can be obtained in greater quantities! You will not be able to obtain any of these spiritual “qualities” by exerting further effort.
It is not you who is holy
Holiness is not a thing; it is a Person. Love is not a product; rather, it is a Person. When it comes to patience, it is not a commodity; rather, it is the fruit of A Person—the Holy Spirit. Although “The Word” is His written record, “The Word” also refers to a Person: “In the beginning was The Word, and the Word WAS GOD…”
Because of my deep inner oneness with God, I am the manifestation (mirror) of everything that God IS for me intrinsically in the world for the rest of the world to perceive. In the same way that when Jesus was asked to show the disciples the Father, He exclaimed, “He who has seen me has seen the Father,”
In the same way that when Jesus was asked to show the disciples the Father, He exclaimed, “He who has seen me has seen the Father,” (See also John 14:9) The beautiful, the bad, and the ugly things that happen to me in this life are all intended by God to disclose to me that I am a person who lives by the Life of Another. Namely, His Life.
5:19, 30, Jn.6:57, Jn.7:38, Jn.12:49-50, and II Cor.6:16 are all references to Jesus. The Bible with an amplifier.