Oneness and Fellowship with GOD
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By John W. Caesar
In modern times, Christians often make the mistake of using worldly terms and secular thinking to define themselves and the bible. They often live “independent” lives from God and each other. Another word for this is rebellion whether they realize it or not. This often leads to confusion and division. For example, “Single” in modern secular terms isolates a person from their Creator. However, from the original meaning of God’s word to mankind, it translates a different meaning for the existence and relationship with God and others. Today, we have to start defining terms relating to our existence and covenant with the Creator by His thought process and terms. The two greatest commandments are to love Yahweh(God) with all our heart, mind, and strength and our neighbor as ourselves (Duet 4:29, Lev. 19:16, Mark 12:33). Therefore, this is expressed as a covenant agreement of action, not just talk. In these actions, we find Oneness with the Eternal Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
The word “Shema” in Hebrew means “hear and do”. Therefore, when we hear God’s word, it also means to do it. Not just think about doing it. “Amen” means “so be it truly” as a form of affirming God’s authority over past, present, and future. God’s rendering of Himself as “I AM” shows that HE is not bound by a fallen world’s depiction or rules of who HE IS. These words depict a different dimension of understanding how to relate to our Creator, His sovereignty over the world around us, and His existance in and out of this realm of time. Another example is that the word IsraEl means “rulers with God”. So if we think in terms of what the words really mean, it opens up new paradigms for living in clarity of the God’s identity for our lives as royal heirs of His eternal Kingdom.
“Echad” in Hebrew means oneness or joined. As New Covenant believers we are actually joined to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as one unit. Therefore, we are not separated nor are we single without God’s Presence. In essence, we are One with the Father through His Son Jesus (YAHUSHUA) “GOD is Salvation” (John 17: 20-26, Ephesians 3:2, 1 Peter 3:14, Colossians 1:22, Gal 3:20). Just as Jesus is One with HIS Father, we are also One with HIM (John 10:30). This connection denotes wholeness with God’s Authority in our lives. Until we realize this, we can never live the true Christian life as an individual nor in a marriage to our soul mate. This is why Christians need to visualize, realize, and actualize that they are already married and one with God before they find their soul mate. He is the only one that can give us our true identity. We can receive His will through the spiritual exercises of prayer, fasting, meditation on the Word, praise, and doing good works lead by the Holy Spirit.
True Covenant life in relationship with God and others leads to a more happier and healthier experience for everyone when Christians are joined to God’s Presence. The concept of “Oneness with God” means a person is connected to Him. It also puts a new dimension to being in “One accord”. Jesus said,” wherever two or more are gathered “I Am” in the midst”(Matthew 18:20). “Jesus said “I Am” with you, even until the end of the age”(Matthew 28:20 & Hebrews 13:5). This means, He is here with us right now as you read. His mind is with our mind thinking, His heart is with our heart beating, and His breath is with our breath, inhaling and exhaling. With this understanding, we all need to take seriously the “Presence of Almighty God” here with us. The Father exists in each and every New Covenant believer. Furthermore, we need to respect that about each other when we interact with one another (Leviticus 19:17-18). God Almighty takes covenant relationships very serious. So serious to the point where Jesus says before you sacrifice to God, a relationship must be reconciled before coming to God. The Apostle Paul even warned that evil conduct towards other believers would cause them not to inherit the kingdom of God. This includes, social, work, marriage, and family. Yes, He is speaking to covenant believers (Matthew 5:24, 25 chapter, 18: 21-35, Ephesians 4: 18-5th Chapter, Hebrews 13:1-5, Leviticus 19:14, Duet.24:18, 1 Corinthians 6:8-9, Galations 5). Because we are One with God, He feels everything we do to each other.
The Greek word “Konenenia” used in the Greek New Testament means community, communion, joint participation of gifts, sharing and intimacy as a group( Acts 2: 42-47). In the Hebrew the word “Yahud” or Yehud can mean the modern word “Jew”. However, it is also defined as YAH(GOD) Hud (community)= God’s community. In other words, God’s “set apart community” (sanctified) that is one mind with YAH. With this, We can better understand why the Father takes relationships in His community very seriously and why Christ is head of God’s community (Colossians 2:9-12, Ephesians 2:19-22, 4 Chapter, and 1 Corinthians 10:16).
“Harmony” derives from the Greek (harmonía), meaning “joint, agreement, concord” from the verb (harmozo), “to fit together, to join. In music, it is sometimes expressed as the use of simultaneous pitches, tones, notes or chords. It can also be outlined as the “vertical” aspect of music, as distinguished from melodic line, or the “horizontal” aspect. Harmony uses the counterpoint, which refers to the interweaving of melodic lines, and polyphony, which refers to the relationship of separate independent voices. In this they distinguish each other as separate but equal giving a pleasant sound to ear using consonance and dissonance sounds. In (Romans 12:4 & Ephesians 4:11-16) the Apostle Paul writes that Christians are “fittly joined together” in the same manner as One body with Christ. Operating in love to harmonize the body of Christ with its different purposes in God.
The word “Synchronization” means to cause something or group to operate at the same time as One. Synchronization can occur through working to make something occur to match precisely by operating in step, in line. It can even involve sound and energy alignment. Just as a watch and engine has to be synchronized. So do Christians. The doctrine of sanctification is like synchronization, in that God causes us to align in His timeline of righteousness. Over time, we begin to grow into the image of Christ and operate as Christ would in life situations. The more we yield to the Holy Spirit, practice God’s Presence with prayer, fasting, study, song, and doing good works, we align ourselves with improving our lives in the perfection God’s Mercy (Grace). This is the gift of Grace. It does not mean avoiding correction, walking in failure, operating out of alignment, or lawlessness as some teach. The true Christian walk, reflects a life of synchronization with God in that we exist in eternity and right now on earth being improved daily by the Holy Spirit for the Great resurrection Day in Christ(Genesis 2:3, Exodus 29:43, Romans 8 Chapter, Hebrews 10:14, 2 Timothy 2:21,Galatians 5:16, 1 Thessalonians 5:23).
In Summary, God has not called people to live in independence doing their own thing and presuming they are doing right. HE always meant covenant believers to be One with him and others. He accomplished HIS redemption plan to reconnect us with Him permanently by the suffering death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Because of this, we cannot interpret our life and covenant by the unsaved thought process of people who live and think without our Father’s covenant. “Christian Single” really means “One with God and Christ”. Because of this, we should not say I am single, we should say I am “One”, in “Harmony”, or “InSync”. This speaks the true message of God’s authority and wholeness in all our circumstances because we are connected to the Creator of the Universe. In relation to this, everything must yield to the principle of God’s Oneness in us (1 John 4:4). In essence, when one says I am married; they are reflecting that they are “One complete” person from two. In every situation and sense of the word, We are married to God as “One”. We function as “One” with Him in harmony. This is why prayer and Godly thinking is so important in relationships with Him and others. Paul’s statement is so true “For we live and have our being in him” (Acts 17:28). Whether we are “One” person, two as “One” in holy matrimony, or a gifted group in “One accord”, we are literally married to God and Christ as “One”. All of us are meant to produce fruit and do great works in the earth for Him as “One”. Therefore, the correct definition of Godly singleness is “Oneness with God” (Echad). God has always ordained complete wholeness and healthy connection to Him by Love. He has also commanded His people be connected to other covenant keepers in Love. The bond of unity that holds us all together is Love. (Ephesians 4:3, Colossians 3:14). Allow the Holy Spirit to synchronize your life with Christ in harmony with God’s purposes. So in “One accord” let us hear, do, and affirm “Oneness” as it always was from the beginning.
“I in them, and you in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that you have sent me, and have loved them, as you have loved me “( John 17:23) KJV
What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. (Mark 10:9) KJV
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