I did not realize you and I can take God inside of us and create another god. Outside of us He is still God unchanged, but inside we can make Him into something different. We cannot change Him from being Himself, but we can take Him inside of ourselves and close in around of what we have of Him changing Him into our level of thinking knowingly or unknowingly. We are brought up in the level of this world and the habit is so natural of converting things to this world’s level no matter if it is God, people and other things. When it comes to “Taking Things Inside” ourselves of God the habit is still there at work within us naturally trying to be our guide to understandings. For us to keep God as God beyond us is to constantly remind ourselves God’s thoughts are not our thoughts, neither are His ways our ways just like the heavens are higher than the earth so it is with God’s ways higher than our ways (Is. 55:8, 9). “Keeping Things Right” is about how to unlock the secret of taking God inside you without the natural man changing anything about God. There are people who have kept God as God against all odds of what this world could throw at them as it has done to us.
What is the origin of “Taking Things Inside” of ourselves and changing them from what they are into our version? There was an existence of the truth was the truth with no lies in sight. Everything was truthful in its complete design. The beginning of changing things within started with an angel looking at God with an envious spirit. To jump to the final outcome of this one angel changing things from the truth to his own interpretation within himself, influenced other angels with his twisted belief, convinced them to attempt a physical overthrow of God ended with all of them being cast out of heaven (Is. 14).
Our (mankind) beginning history of changing things within ourselves started with the same self-deceived angel. He approached Eve and Adam, who were one hundred percent pure in truth physically and spiritually at that time, twisted what God had said to them. God gave Adam and Eve His words, which basically was everything on the earth is theirs freely to use with the exception of one tree. This one tree had in it a mix of the knowledge of good and evil, which represented one in ALL the creations that took things inside themselves changing the truth to their own belief having once all truth and now corrupted with self evil. It did not change the reality of truth on the outside of them. It only changed the truth inside of them into a lie and a self-deception. This self-deceived angel passed his twisted words of the truth to our mother of all living, Eve, and she took his words inside herself putting them against God’s words of “But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” (Ge. 1:17) changing them into the fruit would be good to eat for food; the fruit looks pleasing to the eyes, and the desire to gain wisdom (Ge. 3:6). She took this inside of herself changing it to her own self-deception. Adam, the first man, was not deceived (1 Tim. 2:14) by the angel’s twisted words. Adam kept God’s word as it was inside himself, but still ate of the forbidden truth. Adam kept God as God categorized inside himself and the angel in his rightful place, but Adam was willing to die with Eve.
The angel took the truth within himself and changed it on the inside, not the outside, affecting his own eternal state and other angel’s eternal state within. Eve (mother of all living) took the truth within her and changed it on the inside to a self-deception, not affecting the outside truth, activating the truth of the death penalty upon herself. Adam, Eve’s husband, took what the angel said, not being deceived, and still ate of the forbidden fruit invoking the truth of the death penalty upon all of mankind (Ro. 5:12). Everyone born unto Adam and Eve after that were born with a sin state with the death penalty on them being mixed with the knowledge of good and of evil.
MARY – KEEPING THINGS RIGHT
In a town called Nazareth of Galilee, Mary was engaged to be married to a man who was a descendant of king David named Joseph. Mary was a virgin, which means she had never been with any man. God sent an angel to speak with Mary. The angel said to Mary, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” The appearance of the angel was not the first thing that troubled Mary, but his words and wondering what does this mean. The angel spoke again to her saying, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.“. Out of all the things the angel said the first thing that stuck out in her mind was about having a baby boy and not being called the Son of the Most High, a throne like king David reigning over descendants forever, or his kingdom will never end, but giving birth to a baby boy. She said, “How will this be,” “since I am a virgin“? The angel replied, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month. For no word from God will ever fail.” Mary now has inside of her the words “The Holy Spirit will come on you…” (her answer), your relative that you know who is known to be unable to have children is six months pregnant, and no words from God will ever fail (Is. 55:11). Mary has the free power inside of her to take those words with a choice of not to believe, make it into something else, or to just to believe.
Mary is standing there knowing no fleshly man and no knowledge of a physical pregnancy. She took the appearing of the angel and the words that he spoke to her inside of herself pondering of what she will do with them. At this point all power is inside of her to freely choose her direction. She could write this off in her mind to be crazy thing and deny it. She could take it as it is ‘keeping these things right‘ as they are in total acceptance. Her response was “I am the Lord’s servant,” “May your word to me be fulfilled.” (Lu. 1:26-56). *** She took God’s words inside herself accepting them without changing them to meet her fleshly understanding. In taking God’s word as it is she made the choice of allowing by her faith to open her spiritual door for the Word of God to bodily form the beginning of the flesh that will house the Spirit of God inside her womb and fulfill its purpose. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us (Jn 1:1, 14). Mary by you “Keeping Things Right” as God had intended bonded you and God as one without division. Mary you took God inside yourself keeping God as God believing His words from the angel. ***
Most people would have taken this and formed a religion around it for themselves deviating from the real purpose of God. We are witnesses to some people who have formed religions from taking God’s word and changing them into their level of interpretation instead of keeping God’s word as it is and “Keeping Things Right” with God. Mary took God inside, kept Him as He is, and returned her answer with equal agreement to Him to be Himself inside of her as He is, the I AM that I AM.
Wow, how do I take God inside of myself and treat Him? Do I take Him and make Him the invisible friend down at my level? Have I subconsciously changed Him into my idea of Him? Have I taken His word and formed around my thinking? Show me how to take You inside and “Keep Things Right” without changing You.
JOSEPH (Mary’s Husband) – KEEP THINGS RIGHT
Mary went to visit Elizabeth, her relative the angel spoke of who could not have children in the hill-side country of Judea. Mary now could see the physical confirmation and evidence bulging out from Elizabeth’s womb. Mary stayed there with Elizabeth for three months before returning home. The custom of that day placed Mary and Joseph already as husband and wife. Joseph finding out Mary was pregnant before they came together did not want to expose her to public disgrace. His integrity came from his faithfulness to the law of that day. His plan was to divorce her quietly and privately. As Joseph slept an angel entered into his dream and spoke to him saying, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” This is to what is to take place to fulfill what the Lord had said about “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”) (Is. 7:14)” – Word in flesh. Joseph woke up from the dream remembering everything clearly. Joseph now has inside himself all of these words and surroundings of the dream inside himself. He has all the power of the freedom of choice of what to do about this dream inside of him. We all can take God inside of us and make a free will choice. When Joseph woke up he agreed in oneness with the words to accept what the angel of the Lord had said unto him (Mtt. 1:18-25). Joseph took God’s words inside “Keeping Things Right” without changing them. Joseph formed a oneness with God walking and talking in the same direction of God. How many today would take their dreams from God, start their own teachings based on their personal interpretation and not Gods? Joseph just like Mary had his own encounter with God and kept God’s as it is maintaining God as God. We have the power within ourselves to be truthful or to be a lie, one with God, or divided with the devil.
Two people believed God and did not change God inside themselves making their choice to be one with God’s purpose for the saving of mankind. The baby boy of flesh was born with the Word/God inside him on the foundation of all involved accepting, believing, and acting as one. This man and this woman “Keeping Things Right” from God inside themselves brought forth the results the man-child, Lamb of God to remove the sins of the world. Wow, what could happen in our lives today if we were like Mary and Joseph taking what God gives us, not changing it, but handling it the way He meant for it to be handled? What would we bring forth in our lives and others? Jesus was born due to keeping God as God in complete oneness of the flesh, the second Adam, a life-giving Spirit for a second chance for mankind. Neil Armstrong is known for the statement “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” when he walked on the moon. Mary and Joseph took one step of faith for themselves and created a giant leap for all of mankind to be saved.
JESUS – the MAN
While we are going to take a look at Jesus to “Keep Things Right” we must see the dual nature of Jesus keeping God as God and man as man. Jesus had a man of flesh side just like us fully human in every way for the reason of becoming a merciful and faithful mediator between us serving the God side creating a doorway of atonement for our sins, suffering as we do, tempted as we are, and becoming that man who is able to help bridge us to God’s overcoming power of our temptations (Heb. 2:17). The other side to Jesus was what was said earlier about the Word was made flesh, the Word that was with God in the beginning, and the Word was God, the same (Jn 1::1, 2, 14). The fullness of God lives in him in bodily form (Col. 2:9). The two sides to Jesus is simply a fleshly man side and the Spirit side. As a man he hungered and thirst, but as God he fed the five thousand people from a few fishes and loaves of bread.
OK, now back to the man side of Jesus. Jesus was born as a baby and was nurtured as any other baby. He crawled, pulled himself up, and wobbled like any other little child. God did not alter the man side to Jesus. God did not alter the man side nor did the man side alter God. God remained as God and Jesus grew as a boy would grow. Jesus developed as we do with the questions of things as we did with our parents. Jesus had the access of his thoughts directly connected with God, but still with the human side he had the choice as Mary and Joseph did to accept God as He is or he could change it to his own path. Jesus the man side was not forced to be God’s lamb. If you and I were to really think about it putting ourselves in the growing up of Jesus with God inside of us showing us things I personally would believe it would be so glorious, pure, and true I would want nothing else but God. If God gave you words inside that would heal a broken heart, mend a troubled mind, and clear up a confused soul would you not jump at the chance to see their faces shine with a glow of freedom from their bondage?
Jesus the man took God inside and kept Him as Him with no alteration just like Mary and Joseph did. Once you start seeing taking God inside yourself and “Keeping Things Right” as God intended them you will see others throughout the Bible and in life today blessed with the after effect results. Jesus the man side kept his relationship with God in a oneness agreement that God could freely walk, talk, and work through him as Himself. A perfect union was formed with man and God accepting each other on the inside and the outside. They became as one both man and God with no difference in seeing the Father you see Jesus and seeing Jesus you see the Father.
Jesus went to the desert without food for forty days and nights. The man side was hungry, but the devil went after the spirit side to get the man to change God to the man’s own earthly desires. The devil always goes after your inside thinking. The devil came to him putting his twisted words inside of Jesus to get him to become one with him. The devil knowing his flesh was hungry picked on that saying; if you are the son of God turn these stones into bread (use God’s power for yourself, feed your flesh insinuation). Jesus took those twisted half truth words inside having all power to make a choice of his flesh or listening to God’s Spirit. What came out of Jesus mouth in reply was a oneness with God that man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. The devil is like alright what about this, if you be the son of God, high up on this pinnacle God said if you jump the angels have charge over you to catch you before your feet hits the ground. Jesus, the man, looking around from the high altitude taking in the twisted and corrupt words of the devil had the free will choice to test God if he wanted to, but the words that came out of his mouth were locking his relationship in obeying God that you are not to tempt the Lord your God. The devil wanted God’s own words to be taken inside and used as man sees fit on how to use them and not as God meant for them to be.
The last temptation of this forty days and nights was on a high mountain with the view of all the rich kingdoms of the earth. The devil put the words into Jesus ears of; if you will worship me I will give you all these kingdoms and the riches of them. Jesus the man had the words from the devil inside of him to become a wealthy man of this earth and all he had to do was to worship the devil. This is a crossroad standing in front of Jesus the man to be or not to be. He has the power to keep God as God or go the path of the devil changing God inside his own thinking and losing his own way. Jesus spoke in oneness with God that it is written ‘Worship the Lord you God, and serve him only’ (Mtt. 4).
We lost our path when Eve and Adam did not keep God as God believing Him at His Word. All the people born after them had the dominating fight of changing God inside themselves, but Jesus re-opened the path of “Keeping Things Right” to all those born after him to win the fight of “Keeping Things Right” with God. Today, right now, you can have the ‘Greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world’ (1 Jn. 4:4).
If you will allow God to give you His word like a seed inside the garden of your mind, heart, and soul with you “Keeping Things Right” the good soil inside you will bring forth life and life more abundantly with a balance to life that can only be found in God. This is why Jesus the man asked, “Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work.” (Jn. 14:10). When you are being good soil for the seed of the Father as your source the devil cannot steal from you like the wayside of a road, destroy your faith like weak roots over a rock, or choke you out with the cares of this world like thorns wrapped around your throat, but a rich garden full of fresh life-giving to all who encounter you. Jesus said, “…the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.” Jn. 6:63. He kept God as God listening to His Spirit making alive all things within himself and those that hear him. Jesus the man-made the choice to allow the Spirit of God to quicken things to himself knowing his flesh with bring forth nothing within itself (Jn. 6:63).
The Bible, history, and this present day “Keeping Things Right” with God as God will cause all other things to be added unto you as they should be in the oneness plan of your life here on earth. May you never be the same on what you do with the things given to you on the inside of your house of flesh.