Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Walking with Jesus from Incarnation to Ascension - Day 21 - God Loves Happy Endings!

All the ends of the world
Shall remember and turn to the Lord,
And all the families of the nations
Shall worship before You.
Ps. 22:27

O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come. 
Ps. 65:2 

[This post includes thoughts that came to me on the implications of Christ's work to wipe out sin and judgment, and how perhaps it includes all to such a degree that all will be restored to Him..I hope that nothing I have written is offensive. I just wanted to write out my thoughts, I hope noone is offended, I would never want to offend and am still trying to formulate my own beliefs about the scope of His work..I am just honestly sharing what I believe He has led me to see!]

Thinking of the good news about death and judgment led me to another wonderful thought about the future for us all. I love how Andre Rabe points out the verse that ‘it is appointed to man once to die, and then the judgment’ and how Jesus did that for us. I had never seen it that way, had always had a fear of judgment after death, even as a Christian. But since Jesus really went through that for me, as me, as the head of the human race, then He died (so all died) and after that He was judged innocent, proved by the fact that He rose from the dead (so all are judged innocent, and all rose with Him)! Hey, I’m getting excited! I don’t want to be off-topic, but does this mean there really is NO judgment after death for anyone at all? I mean, if Christ really already stood there for us, as us, in the after death judgment, then just like there is no sin left on us, no law left to judge us, then it makes sense there would be no judgment at all for us…right?

I am imagining what that would be like, to just know that everyone will go straight to the arms of God when they pass away! No ‘eternal conscious torment’ or ‘punishment/destruction from the presence of the Lord’ – just embrace, total acceptance, all tears wiped away, all flesh patterns and lies stripped away at the moment of death (for how could they carry over anyway, clinging as they do to the body and brain systems, and when we die it is spirit that goes to God, and later the body is resurrected incorruptible, glorified, and pure, right!!)..For it truly states that where there is forgiveness (and we know He forgave the whole world, reconciled the world to Himself, not counting their sins against them), there is no more offering/payment/debt/punishment for sin! He promised He will remember our sins no more, they don’t exist in His mind, so how could we be judged or held liable for them, how could we be rebuked, chastised or punished or have to pay for them in any way? The chastisement that brought us peace was upon Him, and with His stripes we all have been healed of the wounds of sin! Maybe we won’t all understand that here on earth, but maybe at death it all automatically ‘comes online’ as the last of the lies holding onto our flesh drop away! I know God desires a personal response from us, but I am now believing that at death we go from any lingering darkness straight into the light of His presence, and we know that lies can’t dwell in that light, fear is driven away by His presence of love, and with fear goes torment/fear of punishment! I think of the verse in Psalms that says all the families of the earth will remember and turn to the Lord, and that “unto You all flesh will come.” It makes sense that if not here on earth, at death all will see clearly and know as we are known, and thus all come straight into His arms! Its almost like I can barely hope it’s true, it just seems so beautiful and too good to be true, yet it truly honors Christ’s death as effective for all, truly lifts up His work as completely victorious over the mistake of Adam or the ruinous works of the enemy!

Jesus turned around and reversed death and judgment for us! And He brought life and immortality to light through the gospel, bringing to manifestation the grace He’d given to us before the world even began!    It really seems to me now that there is no judgment, punishment, etc. after death for all humanity – wow! That there is only life and light and love to come!  That sin and death have truly lost and love and life have truly won!  That is such a beautiful thought and a blessed hope and expectation in my mind. I hope I haven’t said anything offensive to anyone, but could His love really be that big and that wide?  Wow, since it is truly Infinite love, how could it NOT be!

I believe God will accomplish this restoration of all hearts to Him without violating anyone's free will.  I truly believe all will gladly choose to enjoy the party that we’ve been brought into!  With all the lies stripped away, with everything about God revealed in all His loving and attractive glory as the One who truly satisfies our deepest desire (to be loved unconditionally), with all hindrances and barriers in our thinking removed, seeing Him face to face in PURE LOVE, everyone being the little children of God made in His image and thus naturally trusting God, looking toward God, and longing to be loved by Him, be in love relationship with Him, to just with our Papa, I believe we will all gladly choose Him..His love melting the hardest heart and revealing the desire we’ve had all along to just be with Him, embraced by Him and safe in His arms, and we’ll gladly sink into those arms that are holding us and just rest! (I think of how a hurting child will look for his mother or father and how the little one's face will light up when he sees him/her, how he runs to the parent and naturally reaches for his mother/father to hold him, naturally wants to be in that loving embrace, wants that love and special attention!  How much moreso with us and our heavenly Papa!) That is my hope! I wonder who could resist such love, and also that if we truly are in His image and thus with a good nature deep down at the core, that once all flesh is removed, and that good little inner child is able to do as he/she pleases without restraint, that that little one will naturally choose to nestle with bliss into Papa’s arms! In an even deeper way, I don't believe there will even be any thought to 'choosing' to enjoy Him or not - I believe our spirits will be so caught up in the enjoyment that there will be no thought of any other course!  This is my humble thought and what I feel God has brought me to see, and oh what peace it brings to my heart to know that He will have all safely home with Him, enjoying His love forever! 

He is pure love, He is a good Daddy, and He wouldn't have it any other way.  He wouldn't be satisfied or happy with any one of His children not enjoying His embrace..He wouldn't be satisfied or happy till every last one was accounted for and guaranteed to enjoy His lap forever with joy and happiness, enjoying that union relationship that Papa envisioned for each of us from before the foundation of the world!  His dream will come true!  He couldn't be happy any other way!  The Father sent the Son to be the Savior of the world, and He did it, He saved us all - it is finished!  Hallelujah!  My Papa loves happy endings, and through Jesus He has ensured a happy ending for all, hasn't He!

4 comments:

  1. Hi Sparrow
    I haven't read any of this yet, but just wanted to reassure you. This is your blog for your own thoughts and inspirations. We visitors dont HAVE to agree with what you say, thank you for sharing! The Truth is the Truth, and there is only one Truth, so don't fret yourself about causing offence. We cannot possibly know ALL there is to know with our finite minds, surely, so please just "go for it" where the Holy Spirit leads you.
    Woolly

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  2. Thank you for the encouragement, Woolly..I do want to say that I hate to offend anyone and hate arguments, making people angry, etc. However, the things in this post have been on my heart for quite a while and I didn't come to these beliefs quickly - I have been pondering the restoration of all to Papa for over a year, and the Holy Spirit really had to impress this idea on my heart in a very big way for me to really believe that yes, it is true! So I just want to say that I honestly do feel this is what God has led me to, and that noone has to agree, it is fine for us all to be right where we are in our journeys..I don't even think we can say one person is 'ahead' and one 'behind' or one more 'enlightened' than another, or even one 'right' and the other 'wrong' - it seems that our dear Father favors being kind over being 'right' anyways! So I hope that everyone who read this knows that I only present my honest beliefs right now, and just speak from my heart where I believe Papa has led me to..not to convince anyone, not to put down anyone's differing belief, but just to truly share my excitement at finding out how loving He is! It has healed me emotionally A LOT to find out that all will be safely home with Him..it has taken away soo many fears I'd had of Him, made it easier to pray, just changed my picture of Him for the better in so many ways..it seems as though a dark shadow has lifted from before His face and I can just see Him so much more clearly, and He is all light, happiness, joy, compassion and embrace! Merry and inviting! Pure love, 100 % love, 100 % safe, 100 % for us in every way! It is amazing and freeing and such a relief! Just want to share that joy, I can't keep it in any longer! I love you all, all who read my blog, you are such dear people and I wouldn't want to hurt or offend any of you, only share my joy at how good our Papa is! Blessings to you all from the bottom of my heart! Much love to all, Sparrow

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  3. Hi Sparrow, I wanted to add my encouragement. Been following your blog for a while. Because I am on the same (LONG) journey, from bondage to Freedom in Christ. From Law to GRACE!! Having Papa's Perfect, Unconditional LOVE Redefined. Unlearning to relearn Rightly. I would testify and witness that Papa has given me this same revelation(awakening)to His TRUTH! Exactly the same as in this post!!! And the previous post also. Spot on!! AMAZING GRACE how sweet HE is!! Holy Spirit has been poured out, The Comforter, Spirit of Grace revealer of ALL Truth!! What we can see through the eyes of Grace. Keep up the Good work your are right on target, right on track of HIS very Heart!!!

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  4. Hi Mark, thank you for all that you said, I loved reading your thoughts about this journey into freedom! I love how you put it, it is truly an awakening into His Truth! You have encouraged me so much in saying that Papa has given you the exact same revelation..isn't it amazing! It makes me see how loving He is, so much more loving than I ever imagined..thank you so much for taking time to share, it really does encourage me that this is HIS heart, as you said! He is so good, isn't He!? Blessings to you, my brother!

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May the amazing grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the extravagant love of God, and the intimate friendship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you. 2 Co. 13:14