Category Archives: Devotional

“Things that No One is Permitted to Tell.”

Things Forbidden to Repeat Paul describes an experience of being caught up into Paradise and hearing things that he was convinced that human beings were not permitted to repeat aloud. This experience baffled him as to whether it was a … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Complete Identification with the People

   “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?” Jesus’ complete One-ness with the People is seen in Saul’s very first encounter with him. “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?” Paul’s entire ministry reflects the revelation of the perfect union … Continue reading

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Jesus + Believer = One Spirit

  So far we have looked at the perfect union of Christ and Bride (One Flesh with Christ), the perfect union of Father, Son and All Believers (Perfectly One in the Father and the Son), and the identical stone material … Continue reading

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Who We Really Are: One Flesh with Christ

  The Simplest, Clearest Sign Post There are quite a few verses and passages that describe the Church’s complete union with Christ and the Father. It is amazing to me that despite the wealth of metaphors and direct teaching, this … Continue reading

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Who We Really Are: The Living Temple of the Spirit

 The Temple: Metaphor for Union with God There are a number of metaphors in the Greek scriptures which emphasize our unity with Christ.  One of these is the image of the Temple.  The Temple metaphor appears in Paul and Peter, … Continue reading

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Who We Really Are: Ephesians 1:17-20

Introduction John frequently focuses on a topic and emphasizes certain key words like love, perfect unity, and in.  Paul, on the other hand, writes in long, flowing sentences with many subordinate clauses.  One sentence from Paul can fill half a … Continue reading

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Who We Really Are: Perfectly One in the Father and the Son

Simple as A B C One notable feature of John’s writings is his use of equivalencies, of simple logical strands like A=B, A=C, B=C.  Or you might find A=B, but -A ≠ B. These equations are virtually mathematical in their … Continue reading

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Ronald Goetz Partner at Nuclear Family Diane Goetz is an excellent wife. We have been married since 1976, have known one another since 1974, and have worked together on numerous short- and long-term projects. Of particular importance was to mentor … Continue reading

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One Day

One Day One day, I will be dead. One day, everyone in this room will be dead. One day, everyone in this town will be dead. One day, everyone I know will be dead.  Just sayin’. Ron Goetz

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Brotherly Friction–Organizational Crucifixion

My brother Noel recently expressed his concern for me. Tread lightly if befriending those who will agree with you, based only on their need to be comforted and befriended, versus a true hunger for the truth of the gospel. This … Continue reading

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