Category Union

Living With Jesus Today

When we live our ordinary, everyday life, God promises that He will live through us. We are vessels to contain Him. He moves us, urges us, motivates us to do His will, so that we can say with Paul that it is no longer we who are living but Christ who lives in us (Galatians […]

You Cannot Live in Sin

Did you know that you cannot live in sin? Well that’s exactly what Paul says in the first two verses of chapter six! He anticipates the objection that grace encourages people to sin in order to get more grace. Apparently, some had accused Paul of encouraging sin in just this way (Rom 3:8), and he […]

Fulfil the Law? Is that all you want?

“For the Law, since it has only a shadow of the good things to come and not the very form of things, can never by the same sacrifices year by year, which they offer continually, make perfect those who draw near” (Hebrews 10:1 NASB). The written Law is the shadow of the reality. The Reality […]

Living By the Law is Separation

The law presupposes the separate self to obey it. The fact that we see the law outside us as something we have to attain to, something which we are not now but should or ought to be, is our perpetual admission that we are lawbreakers and in separation from God. In this separation, we can […]

Three Quotes

Christ has no body now on earth but yours; yours are the only hands with which he can do his work, yours are the only feet with which he can go about the world, yours are the only eyes through which his compassion can shine forth upon a troubled world. Christ has no body now […]

Evil is the absence of God?

What I had trouble with from the beginning reading that, was the “absence of God.” I could not fathom it. And yet the more I let it sit there, it began to occur to me that even though there can really never be, anywhere, anytime, any place, an absence of God, yet to a creature, […]

Pleasing the Father

It takes the Resurrected, Reigning, Creative, Redeeming Life of our Lord Jesus Christ being lived ‘IN’ us ‘AS’ us to please our Father God. “Be ye therefore Perfect even as your Father which is in Heaven is Perfect.” Matthew 5:48. We can never attain The-Christ-Life, only Christ can and must Live it for us! Norman […]

Eternal Reality

The realm of the spirit, the singular realm, is eternal reality. That is where our spirit being lives, and where our true identity is settled forever. The realm of appearance, although we must live in it in the here and now, is false as far as our identity goes. All of life depends on which […]

Get a Revelation

Christians need a revelation on what it means to be “dead in Christ” (Ro 6:1-8). (Struggling-self strives to have its own way, own rights, and its own life.) Religious self (I ought to, I should) keeps the performing self alive! “You are dead,” Just think of it, a dead person cannot respond to the law. […]

Running from God

Running from God is a learned behavior. As we get older our understanding of God is altered from a God who is present with us, pursuing us, to a God who is distant —- a God who only shows up on Sunday mornings at church. Instead of a God who is running after us, trying […]