Have you ever found yourself feeling like the weather outside? gloomy, overcast, cloudy, dark, May gray, June gloom, or sunny, bright, clear on clear warm beautiful days? Or have you ever found yourself feeling like the latest news reports, the latest crisis, the latest doom and gloom spin, the latest fear mongering, the latest dark view of the world, or others interpretation of the events of the world from a place of separation from God? Have you ever followed astrology and let an old external system determine when you have a good or bad day, an auspicious or horrible day?
Or have you ever found yourself feeling like the “current weather” or status of a relationship? when it is going well, or during the “honeymoon” portion everything looks “rosy” or when everything seems right you are on top of the world and when it gets troubled, seems dark, hurts, frustrates, angers you, resentment builds as feelings crash and burn until disappointment after disappointment gets you down?
Or the state of your body determines if you have a “good day” or a “bad day” or if you are sick and tired, ill or infirmed, get a bad diagnosis or prognosis, you are down in the dumps or you get a good report or feel healthy and strong and your spirits seem to soar?
This is the way of the human in the lineage of Adam; the ups and downs of life in this world of darkness being fathered by the father of lies; the roller coaster ride of disappointments, ups and downs on the wheel of life, the wheel of suffering interspersed with a few “highs” to balance out the lows, a mixture of light and darkness…
“When this old world starts getting you down…go up on the roof” ~James Taylor
When we can’t take the ups and downs of the wheel of human life, we want to go up on a roof, escape, physically bypass the the mess and distress…
But did you know there is a wheel WITHIN the wheel? There is something beyond the ways of the world that teach people to cope, deal with, or MANAGE the suffering…the higher Way of God through Christ to not just inform but to transform suffering into Joy…to exchange ashes for Beauty…to take the crown of thorns off your head as you receive the crown of life!
“Blessed is the one who perseveres under trials because, having stood the test you receive the crown of life promised to those who love God” James 1:12
Count it all joy when you meet with trials and tests…for the end result is all of “Adam” gone in you, replaced by Christ in you, and his full effect in you: his perfection, his completion, and his full supply of all things possible with God in you! (James 1:2) When you make God your Father and your total, complete Source of all life, this is the end result when you both believe and receive!
So NOW when this old world starts getting you down…come to Christ! humble yourself and he will lift you up ABOVE the physical roof tops…die with Jesus to all of Adam’s lineage and inheritance, and our Father will LIFT YOU UP with Christ to sit with him in heavenly places in consciousness/awareness/awakeness/aliveness through the power of the Holy Spirit who resurrects dry bones and puts new Christ-like flesh on your bones from the new DNA in your bone marrow; the image and likeness of God to become a new creature (the two becomes one: Jew and Gentile: Jesus and you; the two become one: Christ in you: no more Jew or Gentile, male or female but all one IN CHRIST’s Baptism of Holy Spirit and fire, born anew from above of water and Spirit of God)…the new creation of those who are BORN a second time while alive OF GOD by the water and the Spirit of God through Christ by the Holy Spirit!!!!!!!
There is something BEYOND the physical, yet is also deep within the physical as hidden manna, even within every cell of the body, every part of the soul, and the very center of our being, our innermost spirit man that can receive the Holy Spirit of God to unite with our sanctified soul when Christ is within it, and lives in our sanctified body when we let the Spirit River from the throne enter our crown and descend through our mind sanctifying it, our five senses, sanctifying them, our heart, sanctifying it, our will, sanctifying it, and finally coming to our innermost spiritual heart/belly/spirit that ignites with the mixture of water, fire, and oil of Holy Spirit to become a well-spring shooting back up out our crown and becoming a never-ending fountain of water of life! continually refreshing, renewing and regenerating with the water of life we take and partake of in Christ, Christ in you!
Through the open reception of the Holy Spirit, you can become a watered garden paradise where Christ lives; his righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit dwells within! A NHOEN! a someday NHONE! now and yet to come!
While Jesus walked the earth physically, he had no place to rest his head because the cross had not happened yet. But NOW and is to come, ascended, glorified Christ can find a place to rest his head in you, the timing of which NO ONE knows BUT the Father, who knew before you were born when you would be RIPE and READY and WILLING to start a new life in The Way. It is not for the faint of heart and those who “count the cost” and refuse or walk away are many. Maybe that is why he sovereignly acts upon some who said an unconscious yes, because their conscious mind is so wounded that they would never be able to see past the muck, mud and mire? God’s Ways are higher than our ways but you can TRUST them! even when they seem peculiar and strange to your human self!
“BUT GOD chooses what is foolish in the world to shame the wise [in their own eyes], God chooses what is weak in the world, to shame the strong, God chooses what is low and despised in the world, EVEN THINGS THAT ARE NOT, to bring to NOTHING things that are, so no human can boast [in Christ we KNOW it is His Strength in us, His Power in us, His Wisdom in us that lifts us to live, move and have our being in his spiritual kingdom realm on earth as it is in heaven]. He is the source of our life IN Christ Jesus, whom GOD MADE our righteousness and sanctification and redemption” 1 Cor 1:26-30
When your heart-eyes are finally opened by the Holy Spirit to behold, see and know Christ in you, the wheel within the wheel, the eye of the storm of life that rages on, while the center eye is calm, still, silent, safe, unmoving, protected, and secure, you can finally, truly Rest no matter what is happening around you; you can be at Peace in every external circumstance because you have the wheel of Christ within the wheel of life!
Glory to God in the highest and His grace, glory and peace to his people on earth!!!!!!!
“When this old world starts a getting me down
And people are just too much for me to face
I’ll climb way up to the top of the stairs
And all my cares just drift right into space
On the roof, it’s peaceful as can be
And there the world below don’t bother me, no, no
So when I come home feeling tired and beat
I’ll go up where the air is fresh and sweet
I’ll get far away from the hustling crowd
And all that rat-race noise down in the street
On the roof, that’s the only place I know
Look at the city, baby
Where you just have to wish to make it so
Let’s go up on the roof
And at night the stars they put on a show for free
And, darling, you can share it all with me
That’s what I said, keep on telling you
That right smack dab in the middle of town
I found a paradise that’s trouble proof
And if this old world starts a getting you down
There’s room enough for two, up on the roof
Up on the roof, up on a roof
Everything is alright, everything is alright
But so do enter the night and climb up the stairs
We can see
We got the stars above and the city lights below
Up on the roof, now”
Songwriters: Carole King / Gerry Goffin
Up On The Roof lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
“There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for star differs from star in glory” 1 Cor 15:41
The created sun, moon and stars are glorious; the heavens tell OF the glory of God; the fallen stars tell of the glory of God by exhibiting the opposite of God! But there is a glory beyond all created glory (sun, moon, stars), beyond duality, and when you acknowledge, invite, welcome, make room for, get out of the way for The Way, Truth and Life of God, Christ in you, you can behold His glory, uncreated glory, begotten glory of The Father of glory, The Creator of heaven and earth, and be changed, transformed, transfigured, reFORMED, reBIRTHED, reCREATED in Christ’s image and likeness to arise and shine; arise and go help SPREAD his glory over the whole earth; from knowledge of the glory to experiencing the glory; receiving the glory of the Son that is beyond the light of the sun, and become a light for God’s Glory! Hallelujah!!!!!!!
Everything that is truly glorious, Christ in you, his glory in you, his endowments and every perfect gift in you, comes down from Heaven out of God! The Father of lights gives us everything we need so that all things are possible with God and we can do all things with Christ in us who strengthens us!