Category Archives: Mysticism

The Holy Spirit? A Sly and Cheeky One She is!

C. Baxter Kruger’s newest book, Patmos, is currently being widely reviewed. Its ostensible theme is radical mysticism, the union of humanity with God, contained in the oft-repeated slogan, “Separation or Union.” For many people the notion of humanity’s union with God, … Continue reading

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Seeing in a Mirror the Glory of the Lord

The next passage I want us to consider is 2 Corinthians 3:18.  For all its profound depth, it is expressed quite simply, and boils down to one simple question.  When you look into a mirror, what do you see? You … Continue reading

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“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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Heretical? Maybe. Biblical? Very Likely.

I just received this comment from my fellow blogger, Charles Kinnaird, over at Not Dark Yet.  I’d like to share it with you.  Ron, Rather than pointing out that you are “treading on dangerous ground,” I will say that you are … Continue reading

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Seated In Heavenly Places — Right Now

According to Paul, the power of God raised Jesus from the dead, that same power raised us into those same heavenly places, where we are currently seated in Christ. We are in Christ, and Christ is seated in heavenly places.  This … 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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