The fullness of God must pass through our beings in order to go out into the world, like a stream of living water. Which means, we decide how much of God the world gets. We are indeed gateways to eternity.
I always wondered, with all the grand spiritual experiences that Apostle Paul had, why did he still declare, “That I might know Him…”?
I hear people say in church, “This is how God works, this is how Holy Spirit works, and that is not how God works…” Do you realize how flawed this perception is?
We have never had a spiritual experience, but we assume to know God because we read one of the apparently thousands of book that were written. You may not know this, but God spoke to the ancients to write many books, but told them to hide most of them.
The secrets of the Lord are for the wise and those who fear God. The Bible introduces us to God, but the Bible is not God. The Word that was made flesh was not the Bible. Jesus is the Living Word of God. The Bible is just a brief, written formal introduction.
Did you really think we were capable of capturing God (infinite, self existent One) in one book?
Here are my thoughts: If God is really unknowable because He is infinite, self existent, incomprehensible, etc, then Christianity is not about knowing God, really.
If God remained God after the fall, then what is missing the mark is the being that fell and not God. Which means salvation is really about restoring our identity, becoming truly human again.
So while we are singing “It’s all about You, God”, He may very well be saying, “No, it’s all about you. I don’t need this; you do.”
God is not trying to reveal Himself, He is trying to reveal you. There is no “knowing God” without “knowing yourself”…your true self, not the assumed identity we so love to embrace. Christianity is about our true identity revealed and restored.
Our identity as “son” has been restored, but it is yet to be revealed.
Which means, a lot of the messages we preach about God is actually a revelation about who we are in God. Which means, our incapacity to change this world is really due to a denial of our “in-God-in-Christ nature.”
We atribute power and authority to God, and we give it to Him; but we don’t need to do that because He already has it, and He knows Himself.
The conclusion here is that God has been telling us who we are, but we rebut by saying, “No, God, that’s You, not me.” We are gateways to eternity, so we decide how much of eternity comes through us, and go out into the world.