A deep and lasting understanding that we are Him in this world will never become ours in nice circumstances. Faith can only rise to the occasion when we encounter life in the bizarre, in the impossible, in the ugly. It is here the Spirit finally can make what we have seen afar off to be experimental in us. It was in the ugly event of killing his own son that Abraham’s faith reached its pinnacle seeing that his son would not stay dead. Abraham accounted that God was able to raise him up.
Those tensions that threaten to kill us are life in disguise. Standing as an unwavering pillar in us the Spirit propels us forward in spite of emotions and every sense of having lost control. His goal is the expansion of our awareness. How else can we handle that this messy vessel is God’s means of expressing Himself in this world? As He takes us through the motions, which are uniquely designed for each and every one of us, we become completely stripped bare from our inclinations towards judging everything in accordance with how they look to the natural eye. The circumstances we are in defy understanding and when we finally give up we ascend in our consciousness, and from now on we know that whatever we stand in we are Him in this world.
When the time has come to take us through the needle’s eye we soon discover that our former dwelling place is in ruin, consumed by flames coming from above judging our city into nothingness. It feels like we are running towards a goal not yet quite defined. We just know that we are put in motion by powers too big for us. Every step we take as we escape from the flames is a new insight which is meant to establish us in the unity which is already ours. But, we do not know so yet.
Keep your face forward; never turn your head beholding what formerly was your safe citadel. Dare to trust the Spirit’s revelations in you no matter how odd they might seem to the natural mind. To turn the head in unbelief is paralyzing. If you do you are stuck at that spot as a pillar of salt unable to move. Turn your head again and keep moving forward as the Spirit urges. Take the next step even though you are scared to the core. Dare to believe what is written; what no eye hath seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
Don’t be discouraged or surprised if you are accused of being a devil promoting and doing the works of the evil one after you have reached the seventh day of rest. Even Jesus faced those charges when He stood up and declared that He and God are One. You will hear: We know that God spake unto Moses: as for this fellow, we know not from whence he is (John 9:29). Well, the truth is that you are taught by God and He has picked you and given you a voice in the similitude of David.