The Truth About Reconciliation
Paul tells us in 2 Cor. 5:18-19,
“And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.”
Most Christians have very little understanding on the subject of Reconciliation due to the fact that they have majored in the topic of Sin despite the scripture I just quoted. God is no longer holding our trespasses against us. Jesus paid the price for our sins and settled the sin issue once and for all. John the Baptist said in John 1:29,
"Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world."
Well, did He take away the sin of the world and do you even know what the sin of the world is? The sin of the world is our mistaken identity. We believe that we came from Adam and therefore are subject to sin. John said in 1 John 2:2,
“And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.”
Propitiation means atonement. But notice that not only is He the atonement for our sins but for the sins of the whole world. That, my friend, means everyone. If He took away our sins then He also took away the sins of all men.
My question to you is simply, “Did Jesus accomplish what He came here to do?”
The perception of our outward man is perishing as we realize the truth of our being. The revelation of atonement makes us realize that the perception we have of our old man (carnal nature) was crucified at Calvary, and our inward man (our spiritual man) is being renewed day by day. We have known that we have the incorruptible seed within us, but I don’t think that we have fully realized that we are that incorruptible seed. It is not something we have; it is something that we are.
I would like to ask you the question again, who told you that you were a sinner? I can guarantee you that you have never heard God speak in your spirit and tell you that you were a sinner. We have only received and accepted that information because it has come from our religious teachers and leaders. If there ever was such a thing as a sinner being born, it was not possible after the cross. In fact it is impossible!
The only assurance we have that we are walking correctly and have a correct understanding of spiritual things is that we have to be able to discern for ourselves that which is of God, and that which is not. Jesus the Christ proves to us through the magnitude of Calvary’s victory that our sinful nature does not exist in reality. We are a new creation in Christ and are His sons on this earth. We may feel like sinners and be under condemnation because of living under the law of sin and death, but it is a lie. It may be very real to us, but only the truth of our being will set us free from the law of sin and death.
The scriptures reveal to us that the gospel is a mystery. In Revelation it says, "But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets." Rev. 10:7. When you begin to hear the voice of the seventh angel then the mystery of God in you begins to come into fullness. The mystery of God is fulfilled when you realize the kernel of that mystery is God manifested in the flesh, and not just in a man, but in all men. The mystery of God will be complete when every man is a manifestation of God in the flesh. When I use the word "man" I use it the way the scriptures use it. Man means "mankind". It does not mean "male." When all of mankind reveals, expresses, and walks, as God on this earth, the mystery of God will be fulfilled. When I say walk as God I do not mean some egotistical puffed up intellectual knowledge. I mean that we will walk in love. God is love. To walk in resentment, bitterness, hatred and divisiveness is to experience the ego in the fullest sense of the word. Walking in love does not mean walking with no discernment. It does not mean we cannot rightly divide the truth. It does not mean that there is no severity in God. Everything that God does He does because He loves us. His correction is to bring change in our perception of others and ourselves.
It seems as though everything in this so-called "physical" world that we see that is temporal, is against this manifestation of God in the flesh. You see, no matter how religious you are, no matter how much you love God, no matter how many times you go to church, you might fast, you might pray, you might do all of these things, yet there is something in this carnal mind that will not even suggest to you that you are God on this earth. It is that serpentine lie that keeps you in this state of perceiving yourself as something other than what God is. That was the lie in the beginning and it is the same today. You see the lie is that you are less than what God is so you feel the need to change or add something to yourself that will make you more like God. The reality is You are like God, You are His son, and as His son you cannot be anything less except in the wrong perception of yourself that you are a separate individual. This is what is known as "the ego," or "self life." The personal sense of ego is what causes all the negative forces in our lives. The scriptures tell us that Jesus was the "Firstborn among many brothers." Rom. 8:29. We are just as much a son of God as Jesus is. We have the same life, same nature, same abilities that Jesus has. As He is so are we in this world.
So what does the word ‘perception’ mean? It means…the action of perceiving which is to gain knowledge through the five senses. Any knowledge of God that is gained through the five senses is subject to misunderstanding or misinterpretation. Paul said in 2 Cor. 2:14,
“The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned.”
The following teaching is presented by Brother Des Walter and gives another viewpoint of what happened in the beginning. It is very different than what we have been taught but before you dismiss parts of it be sure to meditate on what is being said and you will receive revelation of what you have heretofore taken for granted.