Promised Land Living: Restoration through Jesus

03_baby_christianContinued from here.

This graphic shows how Jesus reconnects us to God. If you only look at Grace, she doesn’t look much different other than having a yellow heart. However, being connected to Jesus makes a profound difference because, through him, the cycle of holiness has been reestablished.

Jesus is different from every other person who has walked the face of the earth because he never digested any unholiness. He always used (and continues to use) the Helmet of Salvation to send all unholy energy to the cross, where he paid the penalty once and for all. He only digests the holy energy that we send him and then freely offers that energy back to God. He serves as a kidney of sorts, separating the evil from the good in our energy flowing to him so we can be connected back to God.

This diagram shows what an immature (or baby) Christian looks like because from the outside, you don’t see much difference between Grace and people without a connection to God. Grace is still allowing unholy energy and thoughts to be pushed in and digests them, which keeps her soul “sick.” What comes in must go out, so she continues to push out negative energy to the people around her. She can easily blend in with unbelievers because her actions and reactions are going to be pretty much the same as anyone without a relationship with God.

And yet, Grace is experiencing the reconnection of the cycle of holiness through God’s grace and Jesus’ sacrifice. The Holy Spirit now resides in her, which is represented by the yellow heart, and has planted a seed that has the potential to grow into spiritual fruit. God has given her all she needs to live a life of freedom in Christ, but she must do her part before that happens. I’ll address that topic in my next blog entry.

Sadly, too many Christians stay in this immature stage for the rest of their lives. They believe that receiving Jesus as their Savior is enough because now they don’t have to worry about going to hell. However, Jesus did not sacrifice himself to “get people out of hell” – His sacrifice was to restore people into relationship with God, which isn’t happening in this immature stage of Christianity. Being “saved by Jesus” is the starting point, not the ending point.

If this is as far as your walk with God has gotten you, it’s time to grow up! God has many more blessings to share with you, and having a close, deep, personal, and intimate relationship with Him at the top of the list.

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[Graphic: “Baby Christian.” This is the same graphic as for Separation from God with two notable differences. The first is that Grace has a yellow heart, enabling some holy energy to be freely offered along with the unholy energy that continues to be pushed out. Instead of Grace being separated from God, Jesus bridges the gap. Grace’s unholy energy goes to Jesus, and his Helmet of Salvation sends all negative energy to the cross without entering his soul. Only the holy energy enters his soul and flows out of his heart back to God, who freely receives it, completing the cycle of holiness despite little holy energy flowing through Grace. Courtesy Bitmoji and Grace Daniels.]