A Grand Celebration of Life

When John writes that as He (Jesus) is so are we in this world he declares that the desire in the Father’s heart to extend the Triune life to man has come to fruition. It is a declaration that humanity and divinity is forever joined in Jesus Christ, that He is the mediator who stepped down and became one of us so that we could step up and become incorporated into the eternal joy of the Trinity.

When John further writes: Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me, it demonstrates that the Father’s overarching desire is to see all men realize that He has extended His hand and invited anyone who wants to participate in the profuse wedding party where the success of the incarnation is duly celebrated.

He is the originator of this grand scheme which calls for joyful celebration. He is the one who extends His hand and invites ordinary human beings to become partakers of the Triune intimacy so that their existence will become far from ordinary. In Jesus Christ the divine life actually reached us. Otherwise the Father would still have been this distant, austere, omnipresent being out of reach for anyone of us, and we would forever have been encapsulated in this bubble of distance. Furthermore, this severe misapprehension concerning His true nature would have been perpetuated for all eternity.

The purpose and intent of the Triune union found its fulfillment in Jesus Christ. He accomplished the union, the connection, the intimacy between man and divinity. In Him we have full access to the Trinitarian circle of dance. In Him we are more than mere moral beings – we are manifestations of the grandness of the triune fellowship so that our very being is a celebration of life!

The ascension is the guarantee that the incarnation was not merely a parenthesis in eternity. Bone of our bones, flesh of our flesh Jesus Christ is wholly man and simultaneously declared wholly God by His Father so that when He ascended and settled at the right hand of God He did so as a perfect human which connotes that God forever speaks the human language in His conversations in the Heavenly realm. The ascension declares that the Triune life is now lived out inside human existence. Jesus Christ will forever share in our humanity like we forever will share in His divinity.

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11 Responses to A Grand Celebration of Life

  1. Hi Ole, this reminds me of a familiar thought I had yesterday about the doctrine that God is self-sufficient and doesn’t need us, which on one level is true, but on another level is false. Since God is a lover, and since he is a family man, and since he loves to procreate and bear offspring and fruit, He does need us. His joy is fulfilled in loving and reproducing, and when sin threatened to ruin His desired outcomes, He already had the plan of salvation in Christ as the glorious way to raise up His family of capable sons. I like being one of those sons whom God created for His joy and mine, along with countless others, so that the dance can be the word made flesh in the Logos, and in us.

  2. Moriah says:

    The ultimate destiny for us all, together, in eternity, is to share One Body, One Blood, One Spirit. That is why Master brings us into walking in voluntary forgiveness of others and loving our enemies. His goal is to live such life abundant and eternal through us that we each are transformed into His likeness.
    As there is no one He is unwilling to share a Body with, so it shall become for each of us. Having the mind of Christ, we will dwell in One Head together. That Head will not be sick and divided against itself, but whole and integrated as One Being.
    The Bride, the “church invisible”, is simply the firstfruits of this spiritual evolution. Ultimately all humanity will be encompassed, for every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that Yeshua is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Since God does not change, and thus would not suddenly start violating our independent volitional agency to accomplish this, it must mean there is only one way He intends to accomplish it: as voluntary with each and every one of us.
    This is why “the delay”. He is not slack concerning His promise, but longsuffering toward us, and not willing that ANY perish. Notice that: NOT WILLING. It is NOT HIS WILL that anyone perishes, goes to obliteration, gets left out of His Body or sharing His Spirit. Does He have the power to accomplish His will without the violation of our own? You better believe He does. He is the MASTER!!!!

  3. DeeDee says:

    Another beauty in yet a long string of pearls!

  4. No wonder I always say to Him, “May I have this dance?”

  5. Reiken Hemel says:

    The Lord once said to me, “BE BOLD; STAND IN GLORIOUS VICTORY!”
    I wrote it down so I’d remember it, then meditated on each word.
    Each word was revelation to me. Then I realized: each word was Christ; He was sharing Himself with me. Thank You, Lord.

  6. Barbara Hughes says:

    The ascension is the guarantee that the incarnation was not merely a parenthesis in eternity. Bone of our bones, flesh of our flesh Jesus Christ is wholly man and simultaneously declared wholly God by His Father so that when He ascended and settled at the right hand of God He did so as a perfect human which connotes that God forever speaks the human language in His conversations in the Heavenly realm. The ascension declares that the Triune life is now lived out inside human existence. Jesus Christ will forever share in our humanity like we forever will share in His divinity.

    Hi Ole,
    This part made me laugh and cry at the same time. I mean, who can really and truly understand this? It’s almost beyond our comprehension, yet I know it’s true.
    May our Papa give us new ways to reach this lost and dying world, that Jesus has already paid the price for, and loves so much that brothers and sisters we don’t know yet, can know this and experience it.
    This was really beautiful and it really touched me.
    Thanks
    Barbara

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