Thursday, February 5, 2009

11 comments:

Erik said...

Thank you for the post Bishop, always excellent to see the heart of the matter , the heart of who we are manifest on our computer screens. One more time of the inside in the outside. Or se deep in it is out? Out from the in door …

These words , everything connects us, with this 7 course meal. The complete courses, nutrition, and substance of Our connection to the Love that God is.

Everything that is, binds Us All in Love with God. Death and Life, Angels and Demons, Present and Future, All Powers, each Height and Depth, All that is in Creation binds each one of Us to The Love that is in God Christ Jesus Our Lord.

All roads support God in Love with Us, and We in Love with God. Completely, Passionately, Fully in every way We can express.

What is the most open, unrestrained dance each reader can imagine to express the post of Romans 6 to God. The passion, completeness, that dissolves every wall, and brings every physical and emotional sinew into a trembling ecstasy that is lived – In Spirit and In Truth in the most excellent and rare, as well as commonly beautiful details of Our lives. That contagious Love, simple, real, The Love that like The Sword of Love that frees every tether and heals every heart, and connects with Every One.

What makes Us tremble.

Allow the walls to fall and see everything entwines Us with The Love of God. Everything.

Cliff Hancock said...

So much (if not all) of what divides humanity is what we are convinced of.

Ive seen so much of what I was convinced of in the past loose its grip until my statement of faith has become more and more simple.

Perhaps it just got simpler.

This is a conviction which can transcend time , space, and government. It can transcend any power or any difference in any realm.

Perhaps this is the only place a Kingdom mind must rest, the balcony of God ......the highest view

peacemaker said...

More often than not we end this verse in our minds after: "...can separate us from the love of God...", meaning we can never be separated from the love of God up there. But the verse finishes with: "...which is in Christ Jesus our lord."
Thinking totally outside the box, I percieve this to mean we cannot be separated from God's love that resides inside another person. In other words, our connectedness, bound by Agape, is secure. The love of God is manifested to us from others and through us to others.
It's about relationship.

Peace
PM

TheCenturion said...

Yes. The truth that is eternal is that there is no seperation and that seperation has never been. When we can release the false perception of seperation and truly embrace this scripture we will live and move and have our being in the Oneness from which and of which we are all created.

Good to have you all back Bish.

Pastor Dennis said...

Hey,
I love the pic, and the verses, that's a keeper.....

Peace,
Dennis

Iris said...

The more love you feel, the greater your power to create a magnificent life of love, joy, and harmony. Feel the love!

A message from "The secret."

Iris

Anonymous said...

My first thought today when I read this scripture was that if nothing can separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus, Who is the Holy Spirit and Who resides in all of us, and if that perfect love in us casts out all fear, then the scripture could just as easily say: what can cause me to be afraid? Can recession or eviction notices or bad economic news on CNN make me fear? Can salmonella or drive-by shootings or strangers? Can rejection or disability, or anything that this life can throw at me - even death - cause me to be afraid? No, it cannot, because it's not IN me.

With all due respect to Roosevelt, we have nothing to fear.

Jane

P Nancy said...

This morning I woke up and my first thoughts were Ephesians 3:14- For THIS reason I kneel before the Father, from whom his whole family in heaven AND on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith
.....to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ
NOTHING can seperate us from HIM

Such love

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P Nancy said...

Nothing can SEPARATE us from Him!

Had to fix that word

J B said...

All comments are real to me. I must agree in essence though with PM concerning the realness of our connection.

If it is not real among humans how can it be real that we may claim to be saved by God who is a Spirit invisable to many.

For me this passage at the close of Romans 8 is essential to all humanity and is in context with other sayings like, " How can you say that you love God who you haven't seen when you don't love your brother who you have seen ".

It is also in line with the two great commandments.

This is the main reason that Romans 8 is central to my faith.

Last night Bishop said on the sligh, that he believed humanity will experience a paradigm shift that will bring about the kingdom of God. This will happen and we who are collectively alive today will see it to our great joy.

There will be an end made of the false religion that says on one hand, Thou shalt not kill while on the other promotes the slaughter of those who disagree with them. These powers will be completly erased from our human memory of pain. In their place there will be unqualified acceptence of our humanity by all for the other.

We are past dawn and in the light of the new and glorious day.

karl cobos said...

What man has joined together, let not man separate!

We are all awesomely joined to the Lord in Spirit, just like that ring on my finger, an unbroken circle.

Like the bands of Orion, we cannot separate His love from us...who'd truly want to anyway?

Bishop, again, welcome back, and thank you for the word on self-confidence.