Our True Home
Acceptance, community, and oneness are qualities on varying degrees that we all seek, and to some measure find. In our heart of hearts we have a longing for unity, of seeing and being seen for who we are, as well as seeing others for whom they are.
Man has and is attempting to make this happen by many different avenues, and in some way finds a degree of success, yet there is more, much more than he can ever imagine.
The Lord near the end of His time on earth foretold of this oneness, and His prayer for this is of course our Fathers heart. The beauty of this prayer is that it was, it is and it shall be accomplished. For this prayer was in Spirit and Truth. Nothing will prevent this from being and becoming true, and our reality.
The key to this unity is Spirit and Truth, for in the Spirit we find Truth, and from this being exercised within us Truth becomes our quest in life, and we find this in and through of Lord. His deepest desire is to bring us into the oneness that He and our Father share; this is expressed in various terms such as The Kingdom of Heaven, New Jerusalem, or Zion. We enter this realm not by our will, or might, but by being born from above. This is the work of our Lord to lift up our spirit, to deeply and truly lead us into Truth, and form this to find the beauty of True Love.
John 17:16 (16-23)
Of the world they are not, even as I am not of the world. Consecrate them in the sphere of the truth. The word which is yours is truth. Even as me you sent off on a mission into the world, so I sent off them on a mission into the world. And on behalf of them I am setting myself apart, in order that they themselves also, having been set apart for God in the sphere of the truth, may continually be in that state of consecration. But not concerning these only am I making request, but also concerning those who believe on me through their word, in order that all might be one, even as you, Father, are in me and I in you, in order that they themselves also might be in us, to the end that the world may be believing that you sent me on a mission. And as for myself, the glory which you have given me, I have given them, in order that they might be one even as we are one, I in them and you in me, in order that they, having been brought to the state of completeness with respect to oneness, may persist in that state of completeness, to the end that the world might be understanding that you sent me on a mission and that you loved them even as you loved me.
David saw this, and rejoiced before the Lord, this too is our joy.
1 A Song of Ascents, of David. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity!
2 It is like the precious oil upon the head, Coming down upon the beard, Even Aaron’s beard, Coming down upon the edge of his robes.
3 It is like the dew of Hermon Coming down upon the mountains of Zion; For there the LORD commanded the blessing–life forever.
Zion is the heart of our Fathers perfect will, and today we can live and move, find our being in Zion. We see and are seen, Love and be Loved in Spirit and Truth. It’s here and now, and forever our home, our refuge, our identity. The beauty of Zion is beyond words, yet is expressed in the Living Word.
Yes it’s Zion that we enter His gates with deep thanksgiving, and rejoice in all that is set before us.
“They shall not hurt nor destroy
In all My holy mountain;
For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD,
As the waters cover the sea.
And it shall come to pass in that day,
That the root of Jesse, that standeth for an ensign of the peoples,
Unto him shall the nations seek;
And his resting-place shall be glorious.”