Firstly I want to say I have a profound rebuke of those parts of the Christian body unity which have become "churchianity." I ask all to consider how Christhood can be compared to Christianity. Is it one and the same? For Christhood is the most simple thing in the world. But Christianity, originally was supposed to be the teaching of attaining Christhood. Yet it has become an unworthy immersion into Christian legalism. Christian religious theology attempts to elude and hide Yeshua's beautiful, simple and powerful truth.
On the one hand Christhood exemplifies what it is like to be and act 'as Yeshua.' We adopt Yeshua Emmanuel's ways and responses to life and to each other based on the brotherhood of Yeshua.
Christianity on the other hand has made itself into a hypocritical religion of beliefs and ideas based on the teaching and actions of a historical personality known Jesus of Nazareth. But the man from whom they borrowed this wonderful legacy should be honored with His original name and original teaching. His name is Yeshua Ben Miryam Emmanuel. He taught a return to the Covenant with God and a break from the Jewish letter of the law for a return to the spirit!
Christianity alone cannot necessarily enable us to be and do like Christ. We must seek the Kristos in Yeshua that it may become our own as well.
We will talk about Christhood and the way to the cross right here. I want to add comments and reflections because it is truly a discussion as once was had between Yeshua and his own disciples....
The question I put to you today is "What does Christhood mean in your own life?"
For me, when I first began to take the word of God seriously, I read profusely and researched many sources in a frenetic attempt to make sure I had the correct understanding of God's truth. I talked to people, visited various churches and did lots of personal research about the history of the Christian faith including reads about other cultural ideals about God. I entreated this inquiry as a scientifically applied query and attempted to use historical references as evidence. I started this at a very early age and it led me all the way into middle age! This search continued well into the upbringing of my own child. The miracles that opened truth born of spiritual mysteries proved the victors of shaping my faith into a solid thing.
There is a most beautiful and the most striking example of what Christhood as compared to Christianity is to me and how it became so. I finally realized that God is anticipating each one of us to accept the title of co-heir with Yeshua all to be as Sons of God even. In fact we are ALL to become a type of Christ. For Yeshua is the original Kristos who paved the way.
Until that time, we could not have done it on our own, trying to find a path to God. It took Yeshua Emmanuel and His life of sacrifice to come down and create the life bridge to get us there.
After accepting Yeshua for who He really is and following His precepts, we through spiritual realization, fall deeply in love with the Father in Him so much that we are moved....
......to emulate His light and His beauty to others similarly through sincere and devoted acts of faith, love and righteousness. But then it becomes not because we are expected to. For by then, we will want so much to offer our lives of service in return for the salvation He so lovingly provided us. It will happen out of a deep love for Him and a gratitude for His absolute gift of self. When we accept Yeshua as the Kristos fully integrated into our lives, God the Father looks down and sees the beauty of His Son and falls in love with us, and declares us to be His children also. Good news. He is a waymaker to eternal life that about which we currently cannot know anything on our own.
This is a process that takes time as our body, mind and soul change to incorporate the new nature of the Kristos in our living. The Holy Spirit descends to help us produces true change. In fact this desire to emulate Yeshua out of gratitude and adoration causes us to be transformed into the new man and woman of heaven's promise, one we can actually ascend to as Yeshua did. For this is the promise of God!
Taking up our own cross means we are to follow Yeshua's footsteps with the same determination to reunite ourselves to God. In the course of time, our continued renewal in the Holy Spirit will make us capable of surpassing what Yeshua did in His lifetime......
We will suddenly become able to do as He did. We will minister to, heal and bless others. We will pray ceaselessly. We will begin to love others unconditionally. We will give our lives for our friends. We will endure hardships with joy and expectancy instead of sadness and lament. We will maintain faithful perseverance in whatever sufferings or inconveniences our path has given us. We will BE heroes with miracles to give away for those who have none, all without a need for congratulation or personal recognition, doing it humbly, detached, calmly, quietly and with kindness and joy. We will affect the world with the great hope for our quick reunion with our God. And, we will be able to ask God to forgive those who injure, harm or kill us.
In this does Yeshua experience true exaltation for our sake, that we have been harvested as just and perfecting souls. But here is the greater portion: our God doesn't require us to be perfect. Yeshua already took care of that for us! Alleluia!