An Introduction To A Present Testament
Speaking in the first person
In this section I am posting things that God to says in the first person. In actuality, everything I write is, to greater or lessor degree, inspired by God. However mostly I write about what God says and do not speak in the first person.
Writing a Present Testament
A while ago, I began to think that I should simply remove myself from the equation and be a conduit for the Holy Spirit to speak plainly to His people. This section is a Present Testament that contains revelations that are given for the day and age in which we live. After all, I assume that those who read what is written would much rather hear from the Man up stairs than me. To this end I have added this section where I am simply writing whatever God speaks through me without all the qualifiers.
” Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
It is not robbery to be equal with God in this way
As I understand it, Jesus knew he was the express image of God and so allowed others to see God fully through him. Jesus allow people to do things so long as their worship and honor was directed at his Father. When people wanted to worship him, as man, or honor him as someone separate from God, Jesus always directed their attention back to His Father. This is why he said, “call no man good.”
I understand that writing things directly from God is dicey territory. I call these revelations a “Present Testament” because they are the current word of God to His people.
The Holy Spirit in us is a partnership
The New Testament differs from the Old Testament in that it is more of a “partnership” between God and man. God’ Spirit no longer possesses saints as used do with the prophets of Old. Thus these Present Testament writings derive from a partnership with the Holy Spirit. These essays are only valuable so far as the help illuminate what God is doing today. Anything I write must fit with established Scripture (although not necessarily established doctrine.) Prove all things and hold fast what is good.
The fullness of the stature of Christ
Believers mature into the fullness and stature of Christ learning to walk and talk as the apostles did. Like the heroes of our faith, we begin to partner with God as we fully yield to His Spirit. At first we take small steps. After a while we learn to walk in the spirit and become the manifested of the Sons of God. God restores us back into His image and likeness.
In conclusion, take what the Holy Spirit quickens to you and be led by Him in all things.