The MYSTERY of the INTRICACY and INTIMACY of GOD’S INVOLVEMENT in YOUR SPIRITUAL LIFE REVEALED

CHRISTIAN APOLOGETICS – YOUR ABILITY to DEFEND the TRUTHS and TEACHINGS of the CHRISTAIN BIBLE and YOUR FAITH in JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR PERSONAL SAVIOR.

I CHARGE [you] in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, Who is to judge the living and the dead, and by (in the light of) His coming and His kingdom {His Kingdom is here among us as His Bride Church.}: Herald and preach the Word! Keep your sense of urgency [stand by, be at hand and ready], whether the opportunity seems to be favorable or unfavorable. [Whether it is convenient or inconvenient, whether it is welcome or unwelcome, you as preacher of the Word are to show people in what way their lives are wrong.] And convince them, rebuking and correcting, warning and urging and encouraging them, being unflagging and inexhaustible in patience and teaching. For the time is coming when [people] will not tolerate (endure) sound and wholesome instruction, but, having ears itching [for something pleasing and gratifying], they will gather to themselves one teacher after another to a considerable number, chosen to satisfy their own liking and to foster the errors they hold, And will turn aside from hearing the truth and wander off into myths and man-made fictions. As for you, be calm and cool and steady, accept and suffer unflinchingly every hardship, do the work of an evangelist {keep winning sinners to Jesus Christ as their personal Savior – 1 Corinthians 9:19-23}, fully perform all the duties of your ministry. (2 Timothy 4:1-5) AMP

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It is absolutely imperative that every truly “Born Again” Christian be able to defend their faith for the Triune God – God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, to defend God’s Word – the Bible as being His truth and without error, and Its Eternal Gospel Message. There are so called “Christians” around the world who are trying to neuter {make unproductive} the Bible and Its teachings and to make Jesus Christ impotent {powerless and ineffective} in His deity as God the Son and His humanity as the Son of Man i.e. the Bible is a fable/fiction, and Jesus lied about Who He is, His shed blood, death, resurrection, and ascension. This MUST happen to bring about at the end of the age a “One World Religion.” Be aware of this and “be prepared to herald and preach God’s Word with a sense of urgency!”

As creatures created in the spiritual image of God, man is unique in that we have TWO natures – a physical nature of flesh and blood and a spiritual nature that is capable of connecting up with God the Holy Spirit. The Scriptures shares this SPIRITUAL concept, “Thus it is written, ‘The first man Adam became a living being {with flesh and blood} (an individual personality); the last Adam (Christ) became a life-giving Spirit [restoring the dead to life].  [Gen 2:7.] But it is not the spiritual life which came first, but the physical and then the spiritual. The first man [was] from out of earth, made of dust (earthly-minded); the second Man [is] the Lord {Jesus Christ} from out of heaven.  [Gen 2:7.] Now those {humans} who are made of the dust are like him who was first made of the dust (earthly-minded); and as is [the Man] from heaven, so also [are those {Born Again Christians}] who are of heaven (heavenly-minded). And just as we have borne the image [of the man] of dust, so shall we and so let us also bear the image [of the Man] of heaven.’” (1 Corinthians 15:45-49) AMP

I will endeavor to reveal to you the mystery of the spiritual image of the Man of heaven – our Savior, Lord God, and Master – Jesus Christ. I also will reveal God’s predestined plans for your spiritual life that He planned and predestined for you from before time began and that are recorded in His Book of Life. Before you start reading the rest of this study, I urge that you pray asking God for the sound mind of Christ. In His doing so, He will reveal spiritual insights to you from the Bible that heretofore have been uncomprehensionible. This is a bold statement and principle but please ask Him!
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind {sound mind – KJV} and discipline and self-control. (2 Timothy 1:7) AMP
For who has known or understood the mind (the counsels and purposes) of the Lord so as to guide and instruct Him and give Him knowledge? But we have the mind of Christ (the Messiah) and do hold the thoughts (feelings and purposes) of His heart.  [Isa 40:13.]     (1 Corinthians 2:16) AMP

We are about to embark on a study that will be both mind boggling and exciting. We previously studied, “The MYSTERY of the INTRICACY and INTIMACY of GOD’S INVOLVEMENT in YOUR PHYSICAL LIFE REVEALED.” We will now delve into, “The MYSTERY of the INTRICACY and INTIMACY of GOD’S INVOLVEMENT in YOUR SPIRITUAL LIFE REVEALED.”
But {I} speak God’s wisdom in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God predestined {which He foreknew} before the ages {before time began} to our glory; (1 Corinthians 2:7) NASU
What is the MYSTERY? A “mystery” is, “Any truth unknowable except by the divine revelation of God.”
The definition for the word “intricacy” is, “God being so involved in so many ways in our lives that it is impossible for us to exist without His presence” i.e. He is a vital necessity/something we cannot spiritually live without in our lives.

GOD AS A “VITAL NECESSITY.”

As you read through the following Scriptures, can you see God as being a “vital necessity” in your life {and in the life of ALL other living things?} You MUST understand this and acknowledge this!!! {The AMP Bible is the only translation that uses the term “vital necessity.”}
Now set your mind and heart to seek (inquire of and require as your vital necessity) the Lord your God. {You MUST do this to accomplish God’s plans for your life – John 15:1-7} Arise and build the sanctuary of the Lord God, so that the ark of the covenant of the Lord and the holy vessels of God may be brought into the house built to the Name and renown of the Lord. (1 Chronicles 22:19) AMP Spiritually speaking, just how much is Jesus Christ a “vital necessity” in your/my life?
I AM the True Vine, and My Father is the Vinedresser. Any branch {Believer} in Me that does not bear fruit {win sinners to Jesus Christ as their Personal Savior – Proverbs 11:30} [that stops bearing] He {God the Father} cuts away (trims off, takes away); and He cleanses and repeatedly prunes every branch that continues to bear fruit, to make it bear more and richer and more excellent fruit. You are cleansed and pruned already, because of the word which I have given you [the teachings I have discussed with you]. Dwell in Me, and I will dwell in you. [Live in Me, and I will live in you.] Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without abiding in (being vitally united to) the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in Me. I am the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in Me and I in him bears much (abundant) fruit. However, apart from Me [cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing. If a person does not dwell in Me, he is thrown out like a [broken-off] branch, and withers; such branches are gathered up and thrown into the fire, and they are burned. If you live in Me [abide vitally united to Me] and My words remain in you and continue to live in your hearts, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you. (John 15:1-7) AMP
The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men to see if there were any who understood, dealt wisely, and sought after God, inquiring for and of Him and requiring Him [of vital necessity]. (Psalms 14:2) AMP
Let not those who wait and hope and look for You, O Lord of hosts, be put to shame through me {put your name}; let not those who seek and inquire for and require You [as their vital necessity] be brought to confusion and dishonor through me,  God of Israel. (Psalms 69:6) AMP

PART I – WHAT IS THIS SPIRITUAL IMAGE ABOUT? HOW DID WE GET A “SPIRIT?”

As we learned in the previous study – “The MYSTERY of the INTRICACY and INTIMACY of GOD’S INVOLVEMENT in YOUR PHYSICAL LIFE REVEALED” – God the Holy Spirit was intricately involved in your procreation process, but while He was putting together your physical anatomy and characteristics, He was putting into your embryo/body the “spiritual software” that makes you able to communicate with Him.
For You {God the Holy Spirit} did form my inward parts; You did knit me together in my mother’s womb. (Psalms 139:13) AMP Who was in your mother’s womb knitting you together? Man CANNOT give what he/she does NOT possess!!! What is it? {See next Scripture – A person’s “spirit.”}
As you know not what is the way of the wind {God the Holy Spirit – John 3:3-8}, or how the spirit comes to the bones in the womb of a pregnant woman, even so you know not the work of God, Who does all. (Ecclesiastes 11:5) AMP
THE BURDEN or oracle (the thing to be lifted up) of the word of the Lord concerning Israel: Thus says the Lord, Who stretches out the heavens and lays the foundation of the earth and forms the spirit of man within him {in his mother’s womb}: (Zechariah 12:1) AMP
Then shall the dust [out of which God made man’s body] return to the earth as it was, and the spirit shall return to God Who gave it {for judgment}. (Ecclesiastes 12:7) AMP

PART II – HOW DOES GOD GIVE SINFUL MAN HIS/HER “HOPE” to SEEK GOD?

What you MUST realize is that God the Holy Spirit is able to influence your thinking processes. Not only can He influence the thoughts of your mind but also the feelings of your conscience. {Depending on whom you are serving, be aware that Satan can have a somewhat similar influence on your life.}
To the pure all things are pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but even their mind and conscience are defiled. They profess to know God, but in works they deny Him, being abominable, disobedient, and disqualified for every good work. (Titus 1:15-16) NKJV
He has made everything beautiful in its time. He also has planted eternity in men’s hearts and minds [a divinely implanted sense of a purpose working through the ages which nothing under the sun but God alone can satisfy{as a vital necessity}], yet so that men cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end. (Ecclesiastes 3:11) AMP
For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome. (Jeremiah 29:11) AMP
[Resting] in the hope of eternal life, [life] which the ever truthful God Who cannot deceive promised before the world or the ages of time began. (Titus 1:2) AMP
Even as [in His love] He chose us [actually picked us out for Himself as His own] in Christ before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy (consecrated and set apart for Him) and blameless in His sight, even above reproach, before Him in love. (Ephesians 1:4) AMP
Jesus answered him, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, that unless a person is born again (anew, from above), he cannot ever see (know, be acquainted with, and experience) the kingdom of God. Nicodemus said to Him, How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter his mother’s womb again and be born? Jesus answered, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, unless a man is born of water and [even] the Spirit, he cannot [ever] enter the kingdom of God.  [Ezek 36:25-27.] What is born of [from] the flesh is flesh [of the physical is physical]; and what is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not [do not be surprised, astonished] at My telling you, You must all be born anew (from above). The wind blows (breathes) where it wills; and though you hear its sound, yet you neither know where it comes from nor where it is going. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit. (John 3:3-8) AMP
Therefore if any person is [ingrafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new has come! (2 Corinthians 5:17) AMP

PART III – The “STANDARD”/SPIRITUAL PROFILE – ITS CHARACTERISTICS and ITS WORKS.

What is the “STANDARD”/SPIRITUAL PROFILE of the NEW CREATION?
In my booklet “The MYSTERY REVEALED of WHO IS INDWELLING WHOM” {Go to www.mysteryworldview.org click of the icon for the above title}, I shared with you the package deal of our “ONENESS” with and in God and He in us. In this PART III, our new divine “STANDARD”/spiritual profile and the characteristics of our divine nature of all Born Again Christians will be revealed as part of this “ONENESS”.
I will condense a brief study of our “ONENESS” with God because God the Holy Spirit lives in us and us as Born Again adopted children of God are living in God.
Do you not know that your body is the temple (the very sanctuary) of the Holy Spirit Who lives within you, Whom you have received [as a Gift] from God? You are not your own, (1 Corinthians 6:19) AMP
“I AM the True Vine, and My Father is the Vinedresser. Any branch in Me that does not bear fruit {Does NOT win sinners to Jesus Christ as their personal Savior.} [that stops bearing] He cuts away (trims off, takes away); and He cleanses and repeatedly prunes every branch that continues to bear fruit, to make it bear more and richer and more excellent fruit. You are cleansed and pruned already, because of the word which I have given you [the teachings I have discussed with you].
“Dwell in Me, and I will dwell in you. [Live in Me, and I will live in you.] Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without abiding in (being vitally united to) the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in Me. I am the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in Me and I in him bears much (abundant) fruit. However, apart from Me [cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing.
“If a person does not dwell in Me, he is thrown out like a [broken-off] branch, and withers; such branches are gathered up and thrown into the fire, and they are burned. If you live in Me [abide vitally united to Me] and My words remain in you and continue to live in your hearts, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you. When you bear (produce) much fruit, My Father is honored and glorified, and you show and prove yourselves to be true followers of Mine.
“I have loved you, [just] as the Father has loved Me; abide in My love [continue in His love with Me]. If you keep My commandments [if you continue to obey My instructions], you will abide in My love and live on in it, just as I have obeyed My Father’s commandments and live on in His love. I have told you these things, that My joy and delight may be in you, and that your joy and gladness may be of full measure and complete and overflowing.
“This is My commandment: that you love one another [just] as I have loved you. No one has greater love [no one has shown stronger affection] than to lay down (give up) his own life for his friends. You are My friends if you keep on doing the things which I command you to do. I do not call you servants (slaves) any longer, for the servant does not know what his master is doing (working out). But I have called you My friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from My Father. [I have revealed to you everything that I have learned from Him.]
“You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and I have appointed you [I have planted you], that you might go and bear fruit and keep on bearing, and that your fruit may be lasting [that it may remain, abide], so that whatever you ask the Father in My Name [as presenting all that I AM], He may give it to you.” (John 15:1-16) AMP
No man has at any time [yet] seen God. But if we love one another, God abides (lives and remains) in us {X} and His love (that love which is essentially His) is brought to completion (to its full maturity, runs its full course, is perfected) in us! By this we come to know (perceive, recognize, and understand) that we abide (live and remain) in Him {Y} and He in us {X}: because He has given (imparted) to us of His [Holy] Spirit. And [besides] we ourselves have seen (have deliberately and steadfastly contemplated) and bear witness that the Father has sent the Son [as the] Savior of the world. Anyone who confesses (acknowledges, owns) that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides (lives, makes His home) in him {X} and he [abides, lives, makes his home] in God {Y}.  And we know (understand, recognize, are conscious of, by observation and by experience) and believe (adhere to and put faith in and rely on) the love God cherishes for us. God is love, and he who dwells and continues in love dwells and continues in God {Y}, and God dwells and continues in him {X}. (1 John 4:12-16) AMP Four X’s for God dwelling/living in us and three Y’s for us living in Him.

GOD’S ADOPTED CHILDREN’S NEW “STANDARD.”

Because of our “ONENESS” in and with God, He imputes to us {credits our account} as having a “STANDARD”/spiritual profile that is the same for every new creation! Instantly as a new creation in Christ, God looks at you through your faith in Jesus Christ and the cleansing by His shed blood of all your sins as being of the same “STANDARD”/ spiritual profile of having the same attributes/nature of sinless created Adam and our sinless Savior, Lord God, and Master – Jesus Christ i.e. as being without sin, (1) righteous, (2) perfect, (3) holy, (4) pure, (5) and blessed. (6) Each attribute of your new “STANDARD”/spiritual profile now combined reveals our “ONENESS” in spiritual character with God and also comes with a works that God predestined for you in a process called sanctification (7) and will be represented as the “(a)” listing following its respective number. Sanctification is the process which immediately follows justification whereby the new believer is set apart by God for his/her predestined ministry.

Your new “STANDARD”/spiritual profile:

Your being without sin (1):
(1) It was God [personally present] in Christ, reconciling and restoring the world to favor with Himself, not counting up and holding against [men] their trespasses [but canceling them], and committing to us the message of reconciliation (of the restoration to favor). (2 Corinthians 5:19) AMP
(1a) But all things are from God, Who through Jesus Christ reconciled us to Himself [received us into favor, brought us into harmony with Himself] and gave to us the ministry of reconciliation [that by word and deed we might aim to bring others into harmony with Him]. It was God [personally present] in Christ, reconciling and restoring the world to favor with Himself, not counting up and holding against [men] their trespasses [but canceling them], and committing to us the message of reconciliation (of the restoration to favor). So we are Christ’s ambassadors, God making His appeal as it were through us. We [as Christ’s personal representatives] beg you for His sake to lay hold of the divine favor [now offered you] and be reconciled to God. (2 Corinthians 5:18-20) AMP
Your being righteous (2):
(2) And that I may [actually] be found and known as in Him, not having any [self-achieved] righteousness that can be called my own, based on my obedience to the Law’s demands (ritualistic uprightness and supposed right standing with God thus acquired), but possessing that [genuine righteousness] which comes through faith in Christ (the Anointed One), the [truly] right standing with God, which comes from God by [saving] faith. (Philippians 3:9) AMP
(2a) But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. (Matthew 6:33) NKJV
Your being perfect (3):
(3) to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written {in the Book of Life} in heaven. You have come to God, the judge of all men, to the spirits of righteous men made perfect. (Hebrews 12:23) NIV
(3a) You, therefore, must be perfect [growing into complete maturity of godliness in mind and character, having reached the proper height of virtue and integrity], as your heavenly Father is perfect. [Leviticus 19:2, 18.] (Matthew 5:48) AMP
Your being holy (4):
(4) And so Jesus also suffered outside the city gate to make the people holy through his own blood. (Hebrews 13:12) NIV
(4a) Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God — this is your spiritual act of worship. (Romans 12:1) NIV
Your being pure (5) :
(5) Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is. And everyone who has this hope fixed on Him purifies himself, just as He is pure. (1 John 3:2-3) NASU
(5a) Meditate on These Things. Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy — meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you. (Philippians 4:8-9) NKJV
Your being blessed (6):
(6) And Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” (John 20:28-29) NKJV
(6a) Loving God Under Trials. Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. (James 1:12) NKJV
(7) In this [union and communion with Him] love is brought to completion and attains perfection with us, that we may have confidence for the day of judgment [with assurance and boldness to face Him], because as He is, so are we in this world. (1 John 4:17) AMP
(7a) For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live]. (Ephesians 2:10) AMP

Your new “STANDARD”/spiritual profile also includes a new heart of flesh which enables you to truly love and serve God and others. You also received a new spirit which will enable you to connect up to God the Holy Spirit so you can walk in and keep God’s commandments heeding them as you became an adopted son or daughter of God and a servant to God and others. (8) In order for your new spirit to connect up to God the Holy Spirit Who lives in you and to have communion with Him, you must renew the spirit of your mind. (9) The process of renewing your mind is involved in the life long process called sanctification whereby God sets you apart from the world and sin to be directly involved in His foreknown, preplanned, and predestined ministry/work for you through your testimony declaring His holiness and righteousness to the lost sinners of the world as you make Him your Lord God and Master. (10)
(8) I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them.  (Ezekiel 36:26-27) NKJV
(9) And be constantly renewed in the spirit of your mind [having a fresh mental and spiritual attitude]. (Ephesians 4:23) AMP
(10) For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. (Ephesians 2:10) NKJV
(10a) I am speaking in familiar human terms because of your natural limitations. For as you yielded your bodily members [and faculties] as servants to impurity and ever increasing lawlessness, so now yield your bodily members [and faculties] once for all as servants to righteousness (right being and doing) [which leads] to sanctification.  (Romans 6:19) AMP
As a new creation, your new “STANDARD”/spiritual profile will develop in you its divine nature – the way you live your daily life as found in the Fruit of the Spirit. (11)
(11) by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
Fruitful Growth in the Faith. But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins.
Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble; for so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. (2 Peter 1:4-11) NKJV
(11a) But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness, Gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). Against such things there is no law [that can bring a charge]. (Galatians 5:22-23) AMP
Your new divine nature of the Fruit of the Spirit will be implemented and reflected in your life according to the Golden Rule and the Royal Law of Christ. (12)  The proper implementing of the Fruit of the Spirit will bring to fruition in your life a shield of faith that will extinguish all of the flaming darts of the enemy. (13)
(12) And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise. (Luke 6:31) NKJV
(12a) Bear (endure, carry) one another’s burdens and troublesome moral faults, and in this way fulfill and observe perfectly the law of Christ (the Messiah) and complete what is lacking [in your obedience to it]. (Galatians 6:2) AMP
(12b) If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you do well; (James 2:8) NKJV
(12c) Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’  This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’  On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 22:37-40) NKJV
(13) above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. (Ephesians 6:16) NKJV

As a new creation, your new “STANDARD”/spiritual profile will equip you for the ministry of holiness and righteousness that God foreknew and preplanned for you through the Gifts of the Spirit. (14) Which predestined one(s) do you have in the ministry that God gave you? I believe they are all available to you during your life time as ministry demands, but it takes special discernment and the leading of God the Holy Spirit and His gifting you with a discerning spirit to use them wisely and in His time to glorify God. (15)
(14) for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills. (1 Corinthians 12:8-11) NKJV
(14a) Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually. And God has appointed these in the church: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, varieties of tongues. (1 Corinthians 12:27-28) NKJV
(14b) And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love. (1 Corinthians 13:13) NKJV
(14c) Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching; he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness. (Romans 12:6-8) NKJV
(14d) And He Himself {Jesus Christ} gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head — Christ —  from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love. (Ephesians 4:11-16) NKJV
(14e) As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles {prophecies} of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen. (1 Peter 4:10-11) NKJV
(15) The Sorcerer’s Profession of Faith. But there was a certain man called Simon, who previously practiced sorcery in the city and astonished the people of Samaria, claiming that he was someone great, to whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, “This man is the great power of God.” And they heeded him because he had astonished them with his sorceries for a long time. But when they believed Philip as he preached the things concerning the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, both men and women were baptized. Then Simon himself also believed; and when he was baptized he continued with Philip, and was amazed, seeing the miracles and signs which were done. (Acts 8:9-13) NKJV

We must understand that at your conversion, God has imputed to you through His Spirit the “Fruit of the Spirit” – your new character, the “Gifts of the Spirit” – your new ministry, and most of all – He made available the “Sound Mind of Christ” which enables you to figure this all out, put it together, and make it work in your life to and for God’s Glory according to His Word, the leading of God the Holy Spirit, and the multitude of Godly counsel! (16)
(16) For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7) NKJV
(16a) For “who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?” But we have the mind of Christ. (1 Corinthians 2:16) NKJV
(16b) And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him {Jesus Christ. Because we are co-heirs with Christ, we have inherited the following} — the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and of the reverential and obedient fear of the Lord. (Isaiah 11:2) AMP
(16c) that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, and attaining to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the knowledge of the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. (Colossians 2:2-3) NKJV
(16d) But to man He said, Behold, the reverential and worshipful fear of the Lord — that is Wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding. (Job 28:28) AMP
(16e) And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. (Romans 12:2) NKJV
(16f) Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. (Colossians 3:2) NKJV
(16h) For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, (2 Corinthians 10:3-5) NKJV
(16i) For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His. And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.
Sonship Through the Spirit. Therefore, brethren, we are debtors — not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs — heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together. (Romans 8:5-17) NKJV
(16j) “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts. (Isaiah 55:8-9) NKJV
Only through God the Holy Spirit’s proper indwelling and authority in your life, can His Fruit, His Gifts, and the Sound Mind of Christ reach their full fruition! The Fruit of the Spirit which is your new character and the Gifts of the Spirit which enable you to have a viable ministry in Christ are absolutely necessary for you to be the new creation in Christ that you are! But the Sound Mind of Christ must be taught and promoted more by Christ’s Bride Church to enable True Believers to know how to use these endowments to spiritually navigate through these end times. It is for your salvation that you must understand what is being revealed in the spiritual supernatural realm of the spiritual supernatural Kingdom of God Biblical Christian Worldview!
Therefore, my dear ones, as you have always obeyed [my suggestions], so now, not only [with the enthusiasm you would show] in my presence but much more because I am absent, work out (cultivate, carry out to the goal, and fully complete) your own salvation with reverence and awe and trembling (self-distrust, with serious caution, tenderness of conscience, watchfulness against temptation, timidly shrinking from whatever might offend God and discredit the name of Christ). [Not in your own strength] for it is God Who is all the while effectually at work in you [energizing and creating in you the power and desire], both to will and to work for His good pleasure and satisfaction and delight. (Philippians 2:12-13) AMP

WHAT ALL DOES THIS “ONENESS”/“PACKAGE DEAL” WITH GOD REVEAL?

What does all of this mean? Where is this “PACKAGE DEAL” in God leading us? What does it mean for us to be a “PACKAGE DEAL” with God? To have a package deal in the physical world is defined as, “An agreement in which the buyer pays a stipulated price for a group of related products.” To spiritually define our “PACKAGE DEAL” in Christ is to have, “An agreement (a covenant) in which the buyer (God) pays a stipulated price (the shed blood of His Son) for a group of related products (all human sinners).”
Random House Webster’s College Dictionary
COVENANT – An agreement between two people or two groups that involves promises on the part of each to the other. There are some 37,000 promises in the Bible and they are ALL “YES” in Jesus Christ. The concept of covenant between God and His people is one of the most important theological truths of the Bible.
For as many as are the promises of God, they all find their Yes [answer] in Him [Christ]. For this reason we also utter the Amen (so be it) to God through Him [in His Person and by His agency] to the glory of God. (2 Corinthians 1:20) AMP
“Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood. (Acts 20:28-29) NASU

As was revealed in our “PACKAGE DEAL” with God, we have a “ONENESS” with and in God. He lives in us and we in Him individually, and then He in us and we in Him corporately as Christ’s Bride Church. Just how is this “ONENESS” concept with and in God revealed to us in Scripture?
ONENESS of God’s intricate involvement in your life from before time began through you conception, birth to your death and beyond– We love Him, because He first loved us .  (1 John 4:19) AMP
Your eyes saw my {yet – NKJV} unformed substance, and in Your book all the days [of my life] were written before ever they took shape, when as yet there was none of them. How precious and weighty also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How vast is the sum of them!  [Ps 40:5.] (Psalms 139:16-17) AMP
For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome {Titus 1:2}. (Jeremiah 29:11) AMP
THE BURDEN or oracle (the thing to be lifted up) of the word of the Lord concerning Israel: Thus says the Lord, Who stretches out the heavens and lays the foundation of the earth and forms the spirit of man within him: (Zechariah 12:1) AMP
As you know not what is the way of the wind, or how the spirit comes to the bones in the womb of a pregnant woman, even so you know not the work of God, Who does all. (Ecclesiastes 11:5) AMP
For You did form my inward parts; You did knit me together in my mother’s womb. (Psalms 139:13) AMP
Upon You {God} have I leaned and relied from birth; You are He Who took me from my mother’s womb and You have been my benefactor from that day. My praise is continually of You. (Psalms 71:6) AMP
Since a man’s days are already determined, and the number of his months is wholly in Your control, and he cannot pass the bounds of his allotted time —  (Job 14:5) AMP
Then shall the dust [out of which God made man’s body] return to the earth as it was, and the spirit shall return to God Who gave it {for judgment}. (Ecclesiastes 12:7) AMP
ONENESS in God as a new creation – Jesus answered him, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, that unless a person is born again (anew, from above), he cannot ever see (know, be acquainted with, and experience) the kingdom of God. Nicodemus said to Him, How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter his mother’s womb again and be born? Jesus answered, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, unless a man is born of water and [even] the Spirit, he cannot [ever] enter the kingdom of God.  [Ezek 36:25-27.] What is born of [from] the flesh is flesh [of the physical is physical]; and what is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not [do not be surprised, astonished] at My telling you, You must all be born anew (from above). The wind blows (breathes) where it wills; and though you hear its sound, yet you neither know where it comes from nor where it is going. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit. (John 3:3-8) AMP
Therefore if any person is [ingrafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new has come! (2 Corinthians 5:17) AMP
But to as many as did receive and welcome Him, He gave the authority (power, privilege, right) to become the children of God, that is, to those who believe in (adhere to, trust in, and rely on) His name —  [Isa 56:5.] Who owe their birth neither to bloods nor to the will of the flesh [that of physical impulse] nor to the will of man [that of a natural father], but to God. [They are born of God!]  (John 1:12-13) AMP
What is born of [from] the flesh is flesh [of the physical is physical]; and what is born of the Spirit is spirit. (John 3:6) AMP
ONENESS of spirit with God – “But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.” (1 Corinthians 6:17) NKJV
“By this we come to know (perceive, recognize, and understand) that we abide (live and remain) in Him and He in us: because He has given (imparted) to us of His [Holy] Spirit.” (1 John 4:13) AMP
ONENESS in the “STANDARD”/Spiritual Profile of God using the scripture revealing “STANDARD”/Spiritual Profile plus letter (a) revealing the Saint’s work that goes with that “STANDARD.” You are without sin – 2 Corinthians 5:19 (a – 2 Corinthians 5:18-20); You are righteous – Philippians 3:9 (a – Galatians 3:11); You are perfect –
(Hebrews 12:23 NIV) (a – Matthew 5:48); You are holy – Hebrews 13:12
NIV (a – Romans 12:1 NIV); You are pure – 1 John 3:2-3 NASU (a –
Philippians 4:8-9 NKJV); You are blessed – John 20:28-29 NKJV (a –
James 1:12 NKJV)
ONENESS in partaking of God’s Divine Nature – By means of these He has bestowed on us His precious and exceedingly great promises {some 37,000}, so that through them you may escape [by flight] from the moral decay (rottenness and corruption) that is in the world because of covetousness (lust and greed), and become sharers (partakers) of the divine nature. For this very reason, adding your diligence [to the divine promises], employ every effort in exercising your faith to develop virtue (excellence, resolution, Christian energy), and in [exercising] virtue [develop] knowledge (intelligence), And in [exercising] knowledge [develop] self-control, and in [exercising] self-control [develop] steadfastness (patience, endurance), and in [exercising] steadfastness [develop] godliness (piety), And in [exercising] godliness [develop] brotherly affection {filos love}, and in [exercising] brotherly affection [develop] Christian love {Agapee’}.
For as these qualities are yours and increasingly abound in you, they will keep [you] from being idle or unfruitful unto the [full personal] knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One). For whoever lacks these qualities is blind, [spiritually] shortsighted, seeing only what is near to him, and has become oblivious [to the fact] that he was cleansed from his old sins. Because of this, brethren, be all the more solicitous and eager to make sure (to ratify, to strengthen, to make steadfast) your calling and election; for if you do this, you will never stumble or fall. Thus there will be richly and abundantly provided for you entry into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. (2 Peter 1:4-11) AMP
But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness, Gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). Against such things there is no law [that can bring a charge]. And those who belong to Christ Jesus (the Messiah) have crucified the flesh (the godless human nature) with its passions and appetites and desires. If we live by the [Holy] Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. [If by the Holy Spirit we have our life in God, let us go forward walking in line, our conduct controlled by the Spirit.] (Galatians 5:22-25) AMP
ONENESS in our faith and service to Jesus Christ ensures/guarantees our calling and election in Christ – Therefore, my brothers, be all the more eager to make your calling and election sure. For if you do these things, you will never fall, and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. (2 Peter 1:10-11) NIV
ONENESS knowing that God lives in us and we live in God – That they all may be one, [just] as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be one in Us, so that the world may believe and be convinced that You have sent Me. I have given to them the glory and honor which You have given Me, that they may be one [even] as We are one: I in them and You in Me, in order that they may become one and perfectly united, that the world may know and [definitely] recognize that You sent Me and that You have loved them [even] as You have loved Me. (John 17:21-23) AMP
{Jesus said} Dwell in Me, and I will dwell in you. [Live in Me, and I will live in you.] {via God the Holy Spirit} Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without abiding in (being vitally united to) the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in Me. I am the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in Me and I in him bears much (abundant) fruit {winning lost sinners to Jesus Christ as their personal Savior}.However, apart from Me [cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing. If a person does not dwell in Me, he is thrown out like a [broken-off] branch, and withers; such branches are gathered up and thrown into the fire, and they are burned. If you live in Me [abide vitally united to Me] and My words remain in you and continue to live in your hearts, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you. When you bear (produce) much fruit, My Father is honored and glorified, and you show and prove yourselves to be true followers of Mine. (John 15:4-8) AMP
ONENESS in being seated with Jesus on His Father’s Throne – IF THEN you have been raised with Christ [to a new life, thus sharing His resurrection from the dead], aim at and seek the [rich, eternal treasures] that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. [Ps 110:1.] (Colossians 3:1) AMP
Even when we were dead (slain) by [our own] shortcomings and trespasses, He made us alive together in fellowship and in union with Christ; [He gave us the very life of Christ Himself, the same new life with which He quickened Him, for] it is by grace (His favor and mercy which you did not deserve) that you are saved (delivered from judgment and made partakers of Christ’s salvation). And He raised us up together with Him and made us sit down together [giving us joint seating with Him] in the heavenly sphere [by virtue of our being] in Christ Jesus (the Messiah, the Anointed One). He did this that He might clearly demonstrate through the ages to come the immeasurable (limitless, surpassing) riches of His free grace (His unmerited favor) in [His] kindness and goodness of heart toward us in Christ Jesus. (Ephesians 2:5-7) AMP
ONENESS as adopted children of God who believe in Jesus’ Name – But to as many as did receive and welcome Him, He gave the authority (power, privilege, right) to become the {adopted} children of God, that is, to those who believe in (adhere to, trust in, and rely on) His {Christ’s`} name —  [Isa 56:5.] Who owe their birth neither to bloods nor to the will of the flesh [that of physical impulse] nor to the will of man [that of a natural father], but to God. [They are born of God!] (John 1:12-13) AMP
ONENESS in love of Jesus/God – The person who has My commands and keeps them is the one who [really] loves Me; and whoever [really] loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I [too] will love him and will show (reveal, manifest) Myself to him. [I will let Myself be clearly seen by him and make Myself real to him.] (John 14:21) AMP
ONENESS in love for one another – “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” (John 13:34-35) NIV
ONENESS in our obedience to Christ’s commandments – “All who keep His commandments [who obey His orders and follow His plan, live and continue to live, to stay and] abide in Him, and He in them. [They let Christ be a home to them and they are the home of Christ.] And by this we know and understand and have the proof that He [really] lives and makes His home in us: by the [Holy] Spirit Whom He has given us.” (1 John 3:24) AMP
ONENESS of faith in Jesus Christ – For in Christ Jesus you are all sons {and daughters} of God through faith…….. There is [now no distinction] neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is not male and female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. (Galatians 3:26, 28) AMP
ONENESS in walking in the light of life as a child of light – Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” (John 8:12) NKJV
“For once you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord; walk as children of Light [lead the lives of those native-born to the Light].” (Ephesians 5:8) AMP
ONENESS of the sound mind of Christ – For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7) NKJV
For who has known or understood the mind (the counsels and purposes) of the Lord so as to guide and instruct Him and give Him knowledge? But we have the mind of Christ (the Messiah) and do hold the thoughts (feelings and purposes) of His heart.  [Isa 40:13.] (1 Corinthians 2:16) AMP
[For my concern is] that their hearts may be braced (comforted, cheered, and encouraged) as they are knit together in love, that they may come to have all the abounding wealth and blessings of assured conviction of understanding, and that they may become progressively more intimately acquainted with and may know more definitely and accurately and thoroughly that mystic secret of God, [which is] Christ (the Anointed One). In Him all the treasures of [divine] wisdom (comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God) and [all the riches of spiritual] knowledge and enlightenment are stored up and lie hidden. (Colossians 2:2-3) AMP
ONENESS of the sound mind of Christ bringing one accord – “Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy,  fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.  Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 2:1-5) NKJV
But I urge and entreat you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you be in perfect harmony and full agreement in what you say, and that there be no dissensions or factions or divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in your common understanding and in your opinions and judgments. (1 Corinthians 1:10) AMP
ONENESS of united hearts and being of one voice– Now may the God Who gives the power of patient endurance (steadfastness) and Who supplies encouragement, grant you to live in such mutual harmony and such full sympathy with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, That together you may [unanimously] with united hearts and one voice, praise and glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah). (Romans 15:5-6) AMP
ONENESS through the reconciling peace of Jesus Christ – For He is [Himself] our peace (our bond of unity and harmony). He has made us both [Jew and Gentile] one [body], and has broken down (destroyed, abolished) the hostile dividing wall between us, By abolishing in His [own crucified] flesh the enmity [caused by] the Law with its decrees and ordinances [which He annulled]; that He from the two might create in Himself one new man [one new quality of humanity out of the two], so making peace. And [He designed] to reconcile to God both [Jew and Gentile, united] in a single body by means of His cross, thereby killing the mutual enmity and bringing the feud to an end.  And He came and preached the glad tidings of peace to you who were afar off and [peace] to those who were near.  [Isa 57:19.] For it is through Him that we both [whether far off or near] now have an introduction (access) by one [Holy] Spirit to the Father [so that we are able to approach Him]. Therefore you are no longer outsiders (exiles, migrants, and aliens, excluded from the rights of citizens), but you now share citizenship with the saints (God’s own people, consecrated and set apart for Himself); and you belong to God’s [own] household. (Ephesians 2:14-19) AMP
For as in one physical body we have many parts (organs, members) and all of these parts do not have the same function or use, So we, numerous as we are, are one body in Christ (the Messiah) and individually we are parts one of another [mutually dependent on one another]. (Romans 12:4-5) AMP
ONENESS of heart and soul – Now the company of believers was of one heart and soul, and not one of them claimed that anything which he possessed was [exclusively] his own, but everything they had was in common and for the use of all. And with great strength and ability and power the apostles delivered their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace (loving-kindness and favor and goodwill) rested richly upon them all. Nor was there a destitute or needy person among them, for as many as were owners of lands or houses proceeded to sell them, and one by one they brought (gave back) the amount received from the sales. (Acts 4:32-34) AMP
ONENESS in spirit and purpose – Only be sure as citizens so to conduct yourselves [that] your manner of life [will be] worthy of the good news (the Gospel) of Christ, so that whether I [do] come and see you or am absent, I may hear this of you: that you are standing firm in united spirit and purpose, striving side by side and contending with a single mind for the faith of the glad tidings (the Gospel). And do not [for a moment] be frightened or intimidated in anything by your opponents and adversaries, for such [constancy and fearlessness] will be a clear sign (proof and seal) to them of [their impending] destruction, but [a sure token and evidence] of your deliverance and salvation, and that from God. For you have been granted [the privilege] for Christ’s sake not only to believe in (adhere to, rely on, and trust in) Him, but also to suffer in His behalf. (Philippians 1:27-29) AMP
ONENESS in baptism – For by [means of the personal agency of] one [Holy] Spirit we were all, whether Jews or Greeks, slaves or free, baptized [and by baptism united together] into one body, and all made to drink of one [Holy] Spirit. (1 Corinthians 12:13) AMP
For as many [of you] as were baptized into Christ [into a spiritual union and communion with Christ, the Anointed One, the Messiah] have put on (clothed yourselves with) Christ. (Galatians 3:27) AMP
For in Him {Jesus Christ} the whole fullness of Deity (the Godhead) continues to dwell in bodily form [giving complete expression of the divine nature]. And you are in Him, made full and having come to fullness of life [in Christ you too are filled with the Godhead — Father, Son and Holy Spirit — and reach full spiritual stature]. And He is the Head of all rule and authority [of every angelic principality and power]. In Him also you were circumcised with a circumcision not made with hands, but in a [spiritual] circumcision [performed by] Christ by stripping off the body of the flesh (the whole corrupt, carnal nature with its passions and lusts). [Thus you were circumcised when] you were buried with Him in [your] baptism, in which you were also raised with Him [to a new life] through [your] faith in the working of God [as displayed] when He raised Him up from the dead. (Colossians 2:9-12) AMP
ONENESS in bearing eternal fruit – winning lost sinners to Jesus Christ as their personal Savior for the Kingdom of God – The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who wins souls is wise. (Proverbs 11:30) NKJV
“I am the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in Me and I in him bears much (abundant) fruit. However, apart from Me [cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing.” (John 15:5) AMP
As for what was sown on good soil, this is he who hears the Word and grasps and comprehends it; he indeed bears fruit and yields in one case a hundred times as much as was sown, in another sixty times as much, and in another thirty. (Matthew 13:23) AMP
ONENESS in Christ’s Body and in our hope – “I THEREFORE, the prisoner for the Lord, appeal to and beg you to walk (lead a life) worthy of the [divine] calling to which you have been called [with behavior that is a credit to the summons to God’s service, Living as becomes you] with complete lowliness of mind (humility) and meekness (unselfishness, gentleness, mildness), with patience, bearing with one another and making allowances because you love one another. Be eager and strive earnestly to guard and keep the harmony and oneness of [and produced by] the Spirit in the binding power of peace. [There is] one body and one Spirit — just as there is also one hope [that belongs] to the calling you received – ” (Ephesians 4:1-4) AMP
PAUL{/put YOUR NAME}, A bond servant of God and an apostle (a special messenger) of Jesus Christ (the Messiah) to stimulate and promote the faith of God’s chosen ones and to lead them on to accurate discernment and recognition of and acquaintance with the Truth which belongs to and harmonizes with and tends to godliness, [Resting] in the hope of eternal life, [life] which the ever truthful God Who cannot deceive promised before the world or the ages of time began. (Titus 1:1-2) AMP
ONENESS of entering God’s rest – “So then, there is still awaiting a full and complete Sabbath-rest reserved for the [true] people of God; For he who has once entered [God’s] rest also has ceased from [the weariness and pain] of human labors, just as God rested from those labors peculiarly His own.  [Gen 2:2.] Let us therefore be zealous and exert ourselves and strive diligently to enter that rest [of God, to know and experience it for ourselves], that no one may fall or perish by the same kind of unbelief and disobedience [into which those in the wilderness fell].” (Hebrews 4:9-11) AMP
ONENESS in the fellowship of Christ’s Body through partaking of the Lord’s Supper /Communion – “I speak as to wise men; judge for yourselves what I say. The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? For we, though many, are one bread and one body; for we all partake of that one bread.”                                              (1 Corinthians 10:15-17) NKJV
ONENESS as heirs of God/Christ but we must share in His suffering and in His glory – “and if children, then heirs — heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.” (Romans 8:17) NKJV
ONENESS in eternal life in Jesus Christ – “And this is the {our} testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. (1 John 5:11-12) NKJV

Do we have a physical example of how this spiritual “ONENESS” is proclaimed? God’s Kingdom here on earth reveals the mystery of the intricateness of the “ONENESS” of our lives as to our faith in Jesus Christ and our fellowship with one another. “This mystery is very great, but I speak concerning [the relation of] Christ and the church.” (Ephesians 5:32) AMP
I like how Barnes’ Notes states the mystery of our oneness with God as Christ’s Bride Church. “The truth that was so great a mystery was, that the eternal Son of God should form such an union with people; that he should take them into a connection with himself, implying an ardor{/passion} of attachment, and a strength of affection superior to even that which exists in the marriage relation. This was a great and profound truth, to understand which, it was necessary to receive instruction. No one would have understood it without a revelation; no one understands it now except they who are taught of God.” (Ephesians 5:32)
“The union with Christ is more intimate, entire, and pure than that can be between a man and woman; and that union should be regarded as sacred and inviolable{/unbreakable}. O, if all Christians felt and regarded this as they should, how would they shrink from the connections which they often form on earth!” (1 Corinthians 6:17) (1)
(1) (from Barnes’ Notes, Electronic Database Copyright © 1997, 2003, 2005, 2006 by Biblesoft, Inc. All rights reserved.)
(1a) No one who abides in Him [who lives and remains in communion with and in obedience to Him — deliberately, knowingly, and habitually] commits (practices) sin. No one who [habitually] sins has either seen or known Him [recognized, perceived, or understood Him, or has had an experiential acquaintance with Him]. Boys (lads), let no one deceive and lead you astray. He who practices righteousness [who is upright, conforming to the divine will in purpose, thought, and action, living a consistently conscientious life] is righteous, even as He is righteous. [But] he who commits sin [who practices evildoing] is of the devil [takes his character from the evil one], for the devil has sinned (violated the divine law) from the beginning. The reason the Son of God was made manifest (visible) was to undo (destroy, loosen, and dissolve) the works the devil [has done].
No one born (begotten) of God [deliberately, knowingly, and habitually] practices sin, for God’s nature abides in him [His principle of life, the divine sperm, remains permanently within him]; and he cannot practice sinning because he is born (begotten) of God. By this it is made clear who take their nature from God and are His children and who take their nature from the devil and are his children: no one who does not practice righteousness [who does not conform to God’s will in purpose, thought, and action] is of God; neither is anyone who does not love his brother (his fellow believer in Christ).
For this is the message (the announcement) which you have heard from the first, that we should love one another, [And] not be like Cain who [took his nature and got his motivation] from the evil one and slew his brother. And why did he slay him? Because his deeds (activities, works) were wicked and malicious and his brother’s were righteous (virtuous). (1 John 3:6-12) AMP
(1b) Do not love or cherish the world or the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world–the lust of the flesh [craving for sensual gratification] and the lust of the eyes [greedy longings of the mind] and the pride of life [assurance in one’s own resources or in the stability of earthly things]–these do not come from the Father but are from the world [itself]. And the world passes away and disappears, and with it the forbidden cravings (the passionate desires, the lust) of it; but he who does the will of God and carries out His purposes in his life abides (remains) forever. (1 John 2:15-17) AMP
Can you see the intricateness or our “ONENESS,” and the unity with God which is brought to fruition by one’s true faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Savior, Lord God, and Master. Through our continuous repentance, faith, worship, and service we cannot be separated from Him! (2) God is extremely jealous for us! (3) Let us never discount the intimate importance of man to God and God to man. (4)
(2) But if we confess our sins to him, he can be depended on to forgive us and to cleanse us from every wrong. [And it is perfectly proper for God to do this for us because Christ died to wash away our sins.] (1 John 1:9-10) TLB
(2a) Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:37-39) NKJV
(3) Do not worship any other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God. (Exodus 34:14) NIV
(3a) For the Lord your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God. (Deuteronomy 4:24) NKJV
(3b) Shall we thus provoke the Lord to jealousy and anger and indignation? Are we stronger than He [that we should defy Him]?  [Deuteronomy 32:21; Ecclesiastes 6:10; Isaiah 45:9.] (1 Corinthians 10:22) AMP
(4) O Lord, what is man that you even notice him? Why bother at all with the human race? For man is but a breath; his days are like a passing shadow. (Psalms 144:3-4) TLB
(4a) O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. You know when I sit or stand. When far away you know my every thought. You chart the path ahead of me and tell me where to stop and rest. Every moment you know where I am. You know what I am going to say before I even say it. You both precede and follow me and place your hand of blessing on my head. This is too glorious, too wonderful to believe! I can never be lost to your Spirit! I can never get away from my God! If I go up to heaven, you are there; if I go down to the place of the dead, you are there. If I ride the morning winds to the farthest oceans, even there your hand will guide me, your strength will support me. If I try to hide in the darkness, the night becomes light around me. For even darkness cannot hide from God; to you the night shines as bright as day. Darkness and light are both alike to you. (Psalms 139:1-12) TLB
(4b) “What is mere man that you should spend your time persecuting him? Must you be his inquisitor (examiner/visiting him) every morning and test him every moment of the day? Why won’t you let me alone-even long enough to spit? “Has my sin harmed you, O God, Watcher of mankind? Why have you made me your target, and made my life so heavy a burden to me? Why not just pardon my sin and take it all away? For all too soon I’ll lie down in the dust and die, and when you look for me, I shall be gone.” (Job 7:17-21) TLB
(4c) When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained, What is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of man that You visit him? For You have made him a little lower than the angels, And You have crowned him with glory and honor. You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet, All sheep and oxen — Even the beasts of the field, The birds of the air, And the fish of the sea That pass through the paths of the seas. O Lord, our Lord, How excellent is Your name in all the earth! (Psalms 8:3-9) NKJV

CONCLUSION.

In closing, there is a Scripture text that summarizes what I have been trying to say, “You are living a brand new kind of {spiritual} life that is continually learning more and more of what is right, and trying constantly to be more and more like Christ who created this new {spiritual} life within you. In this new life, one’s nationality or race or education or social position is not important – such things mean nothing. Whether a person has Christ is what matters, and he is equally available to all.
“Since you have been chosen by God who has given you this new kind of life, and because of his deep love and concern for you, you should practice tenderhearted mercy and kindness to others. {Become an extension of God’s Grace to others – Ephesians 3:2} Don’t worry about making a good impression on them, but be ready to suffer quietly and patiently. Be gentle and ready to forgive; never hold grudges. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.
“Most of all, let love guide your life, for then the whole church will stay together in perfect harmony. Let the peace of heart that comes from Christ be always present in your hearts and lives, for this is your responsibility and privilege as members of his body. And always be thankful.
“Remember what Christ taught, and let his words enrich your lives and make you wise; teach them to each other and sing them out in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing to the Lord with thankful hearts. And whatever you do or say, let it be as a representative of the Lord Jesus, and come with him into the presence of God the Father to give him your thanks.” (Colossians 3:10-17) TLB

The title of this study is “The MYSTERY of the INTRICACY and IMTIMACY of GOD’S INVOLVEMENT in YOUR SPIRITUAL LIFE REVEALED.” Can you now see the intricacy of God’s foreknowledge and plans for you from BEFORE time began? God foreknew you by sex and name from before time began and the creation of the universe. His Book of Life was written before time began and contains your name and all of the plans He had/has for your life. Can you see the intricacy of God the Holy Spirit bringing together your parents and joining the single right sperm from your father’s millions of sperm that he ejaculated during your parent’s intercourse to the right egg from your mother to produce you and ONLY you? They are the ONLY TWO people who could EVER have given birth to you at the precise time and place in history past, present, or future!
Can you now see how sin separated man from the holy righteous God? Can you see the eternal continuous “work” of God the Holy Spirit to convict the sinner of your need for Jesus Christ as your personal Savior? Can you see God the Holy Spirit’s indwelling of you as a “Born Again” Christian and the intricacy of your indwelling Him as an adopted child of God? Your accepting Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, Lord God, and Master has provided for you a “ONENESS” with God that makes you a “PACKAGE DEAL” with and in God. Man will never be God, but Jesus Christ’s adopted children have a relationship with the true living and loving God that is OUT OF THIS WORLD!!! You are inseparable from Him (1) but there are fundamental conditions of our faith that must be worked out as we mature in our faith as has been expressed in this study. (2)
(1) For I am persuaded beyond doubt (am sure) that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities, nor things impending and threatening nor things to come, nor powers, Nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38-39) AMP
(2) Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed — not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence — continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose. (Philippians 2:12-13) NIV
At the beginning of this study, I stated and I am restating that there are those who are trying to adulterate the true relationship that is possible ONLY with the True, Living, and Loving God as revealed in the Bible. Our “ONENESS” with the Triune God is NOT available through any other false religions and/or their false gods! God’s act of GRACE in forgiving our sins through Jesus Christ’s shed blood is NOT AND WILL NEVER BE compatible with any other religions of the world regardless as to how hard they try to tweak it! Do NOT let anyone attempt to fool you! You MUST learn what the Christian faith is about and how to defend it! Read your Bible daily. Pray to God the Holy Spirit for the sound mind of Christ and seek His help for you to live your life according to Its guidelines! May God richly bless you, your family, your ministry, and your occupation.

In His Service, harry

**** I suggest you go to the following website that contain videos that will greatly contribute to this booklet and will help to expand your understanding in what I am sharing. Louie Giglio has videos that will bring tears to your eyes as he reveals God in the universe and God in the human body. Google www.Louie Giglio Universe.com and www.Louie Giglio Laminin.com. {Google www.mysteryworldview.org click on the icon “The Mystery Revealed of God’s Involvement in the PROCESSES of PHYSICAL PROCREATION and the NEW CREATION” to go to the book that contains this material.}

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