God paid a very high price to make a way for each and every one of us to know Him intimately and uniquely. Don’t settle for anything less than an intimate relationship with Him! More than 2000 years ago God took the initiative to remove every obstacle that stands between us and knowing Him intimately:
Salvation: The Restoration of Our Spirit
At the core of God’s plan of these present ages is His intent to bring you and I into an intimate relationship with Him. Jesus wasn’t sent to earth to die on the cross, He died on the cross because that was the only way to the Resurrection! And it is ONLY through the Resurrection that we become new creatures, new spirit beings that are now able to commune with a Holy God on His terms. Before the Resurrection, Moses saw God face to face, but the glory that shone on his face faded because there was nothing inside to contain that Life. He was still dead in his spirit. But thank God that through the Resurrection of His Son we are now beholding Him in our spirit, able to hear, see and experience His totality now. Knowing that His desire for us is that we be one in Him, we can boldly come before His throne and get to know Him as He is, in reality.
The Healing of Our Soul and Body: Overcoming Our Flesh
Though our spirit knows God now, our flesh (our soul getting its needs met outside of God), is a barrier between our spirit and our soul. Through the working of sin, death and our flesh, as well as what has been passed down to us historically, our soul is dysfunctional and seeks life wherever it can find it, through control. Knowing God necessitates a subjection of that control to His life, which is now within us. So one of God’s goals is to bring us healing in our soul and body so that our soul and body can come into alignment with our true identity. God wants to know us and be known completely, so He has set out to make us complete.