The Giants are Vanquished

When we first encounter Jesus words regarding loving our neighbor as ourselves we hear it as a command. We perceive it as a word outside ourselves which we have to fulfill by mustering up love and devotion towards people we do not necessary have a close relation to. Our evident failures to meet this requirement cause anguish in us. As if that wasn’t enough we find out in the process of being good, lovely and kind that we do not love ourselves much either. Some are sufficiently observant to recognize that the fulfillment of this word hinges on one condition, viz. that we love ourselves.

It is really hard to love oneself when all one see are failures, weaknesses and warts. God has promised that He will teach us to walk in all His ways. Through our failures we learn that no word in the Bible is fulfilled in an outer way. Everything is inner, and what is fulfilled on our inside will manifest on the outside. That is a hard, but absolutely necessary lesson to learn on our way towards full liberty in the Spirit.

The majority of Christendom, as most of us know it, is a betterment and improvement system which attempts to make good disciples by applying outer pressures concerning conduct and behavior. Many of us still carry with us this deception that we need to be fixed. We ask God to reveal areas which need betterment. The beauty of His actions is that He is leading us away from such a mindset, because He has forever fixed us in Christ. And it is in our inner consciousness that we to our great surprise and delight find that every word already is fulfilled in us and we simply walk in this knowledge which is a place in the Promised Land that is far yonder of concepts such as law, condemnation and sin. God has conquered those giants on our behalf and we have thus progressed far beyond them.

The only “sin” we now are aware of is that we sometimes fall back into a separated mindset, but the Spirit immediately comes to our rescue and reminds us of who we are and who we are joined one Spirit with, and that Christ is living our lives now. And paradoxically it is there we find our personhood and uniqueness. But, most importantly it is in Him we see our perfection which all along has been God’s great desire to reveal to us. From now on it is easy to love and accept ourselves. And as we make peace with ourselves we amazingly discover that we are love and that it spontaneously flows from our bellies without any effort on our part.

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8 Responses to The Giants are Vanquished

  1. John Craig says:

    Thanks Ole, loved this post. Blessings.

  2. Mary says:

    I am so greatful I read this today… I am so greatful for the truth of God spoken in this post… Thank you so much for this🙂

    • Ole Henrik says:

      Thanks for your lovely comment. Mary!! I am so happy that you were blessed by this!

      • Mary says:

        Ole you are welcome …this part of you post was like receiving such FREEDOM… The majority of Christendom, as most of us know it, is a betterment and improvement system which attempts to make good disciples by applying outer pressures concerning conduct and behavior. Many of us still carry with us this deception that we need to be fixed. We ask God to reveal areas which need betterment. The beauty of His actions is that He is leading us away from such a mindset, because He has forever fixed us in Christ. And it is in our inner consciousness that we to our great surprise and delight find that every word already is fulfilled in us and we simply walk in this knowledge which is a place in the Promised Land that is far yonder of concepts such as law, condemnation and sin. God has conquered those giants on our behalf and we have thus progressed far beyond them.

        I have always felt I need to be fixed …like I have so much junk in my trunk and God has to reveal it to me and then I will be more like him… but I could not find any one who would help me clean my junk out… now I am going to read and reread this part so I can finally get I am whole and well in his name ….. THANK you so much for this post Ole I am so over the top thankful🙂

  3. Ole Henrik says:

    Wow! Thanks again! You are such a blessing, and your enthusiasm is so contagious! The freedom in Christ to be just who we are with everything that entails is simply beyond what we ever imagined🙂

  4. Cindy Oakdale says:

    Mary also ‘infected’ me with this portion of your blog today via FB and now I’ve shared it with (or ‘infected’) a few dozen of my friends.You have beautifully described what I have believed for some time and yes, it is so wonderfully freeing! Glad to have found your blog.
    Blessings, peace, joy, strength, and thanks,
    Cindy

    • Ole Henrik says:

      I like that!!! People are getting infected through you ladies🙂 Thanks for your kind words Cindi and welcome to the blog! Thanks for your blessing and I am returning every single word to you!

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