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Living The ‘Celestial Life’ In Christ, By Kiang P Lee

Greetings again Friends around the world!

The previous two posts I have shared with you were written with the intention of helping you visualize life and preempt challenging life experiences, so you can face the year 2020 victoriously with the right mindset as a believer and follower of Jesus Christ. And that means for all humanity, not just so-called Christians, because Jesus is the embodiment of the new humanity God created and gave for mankind to adopt. You can read and review them at http://bulamanriver.net/19496 (January), and http://bulamanriver.net/20216 (February).

Jesus came to die to save all of humanity regardless of color, nationality, ethnicity, or station in life, and deliver us from the spirit of rebellion and sin that the first Adam bequeathed upon mankind. Jesus is the second Adam. The first Adam who followed the devil has been crucified upon Jesus’ cross and no longer lives. (1 Cor.15:47) Paul spoke about how humans go through the process of adopting the redeemed humanity of Jesus Christ in his letter to the Galatians. (Gal.2:20) I shall continue along this grounding theme as we approach the season of Passover when we will commemorate the death Jesus as mankind’s Savior.

The Heavens, Reflection of the Celestial (Wiki Commons)

This month I will touch on a title and topic I have been moved in my spirit to share with you, entitled: The Celestial Life! What is the celestial life? It can mean many things, and they are all good. There is nothing wrong or negative about living the celestial life. In its simplest form, it means to live a life that is ‘hidden in Christ.’ Paul explains it this way, “Your real life is now hidden with Christ in God” (Col.3:3). Jesus is the embodiment of the new glorified and sinless humanity God has given mankind to adopt to take the place of the fallen Adamic humanity from the first Adam.

Before uttering this statement about our human reality, Paul gave a proviso which leads to this wonderful truth in the Scripture we quoted. The full verse states, “For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God” (Col.3:3). “For you have died to this life” – what does that mean? It means the first fallen Adam from whom all humanity have descended, and from whom rebellion and sin has persisted under the sway of the devil, has been put to death upon Jesus’ cross, and God has given mankind a new birth through His Spirit into the new glorified humanity of His Son. Jesus took out humanity upon Himself as Immanuel (“God with us”) to save, glorify, and bring humanity to immortality in God’s presence. (Isa.7:14; Matt.1:23)

Paul explains the beautiful truth to the Galatians like this, “My old self (rebellious humanity from fallen Adam) has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So, I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who Loved me and gave Himself for me” (Gal.2:20, italics mine. NLT). Paul says that as you are being “hid (covered) in Christ,” you have been “made complete.” Again, we turn to Paul, “You have been made complete in Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority” (Col.2:10, BSP). So, the “celestial life” is about humanity “hidden in Christ” and thereby “made complete in Him.”

The Two Trees of Eden, Two Ways of Life, Two Adams

What does all this mean? The word celestial means heavenly, supernatural, miraculous, and simply Godlike. I will be sharing Scriptures to prove this celestial life is not false and/or made-up, but is true and reflects our reality today as we walk this human life. The apostle John wrote these inspiring words which forms the basis of the celestial life, “Just as Jesus is, so also are we in this world” (1 John 4:17, KJV). Let’s expound this passage deeper. The phrase, “Just as Jesus is” speaks volumes about who Jesus is as humanity’s Savior. First, it speaks of Jesus’ glorious life in heaven today where He is seated at the Father’s right hand. (Eph.1:20) That is where He is. The phrase also refers to who He is, and what He is. Jesus is God’s Son, Savior, and High Priest who forever mediates on humanity’s behalf. Jesus took our humanity by becoming the Immanuel, glorified it with immortality in Himself, and brought mankind into the presence of God for the Father to Love and caress as offspring.

Therefore, humanity today has been made like Christ is in His glorified state. His glorious life in heaven is the reality of our own existence today upon this earth. The Bible explains this principle of substitution, “For those He foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters (humanity)” ((Rom.8:29, my emphasis). Jesus stands as the firstborn in line of the new human species God gave mankind through His Son. The Bible goes on, “For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ” (2 Cor.5:21, NLT) Paul informed the Romans, “He (Jesus) was handed over to die because of our sins, and He was raised to life to make us right with God” (Rom.4:25).

That’s to say, we are also glorified just as He is. That is the basis of the celestial life we are privilege to have with and in Him upon this earth. Paul seals the truth about this celestial life when he said, “And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus” (Eph.2:6). Yes, you and I and all humanity were all resurrected with Him and made to seat today with Jesus in heaven forever beholding the face of the Father. This is the new reality for humanity that the Father and Son had in mind at the beginning of human creation. (Read about the Overarching Principle Of Imputing Christ’s Mediation Upon Humanity, at: http://bulamanriver.net/12351; and, http://bulamanriver.net/564)

“As Jesus Is, So Also Are We In This World” (1 John 4:17, ESV). The Resurrected Jesus, and Ascension To Heaven as High Priest Before the Father in Heaven, and Mediates for Humanity Today (Wiki Commons)

Let us now see how the Trinitarian God of the Father, Son, and Spirit, relate and interact with humanity to bring and make the celestial life possible in human life. As my readers will recall, I have called this life a three-step process or the three ascents. Each ascent dovetails into the next showing how God in His Triune Being blesses humanity and brings about the celestial life. They reflect the inward, outward, and upward, Love activity of God in humans. The first ascent starts with the Spirit (inward). Then the Spirit takes us into the second ascent where Jesus stands (outward), who in turn brings us before the Father in the third ascent (upward). There is the fourth ascent which comes into play in humans as a person freely chooses to participate in God’s Trinitarian Love through the preceding three ascents. An ascent is a step that takes a person progressively up and culminates with the Father and the Triune Godhead in an inward, outward, and upward trajectory. No ascent works independently by itself but are inter-related so that the act of one is the act all, just as God is of one substance in His Trinitarian Being. (Mar.12:29; Deut.6:4)

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The Three Ascents Shows the Three-Fold Relationship Humans Experience with The Father, Son, and Spirit (Wiki Commons)

In the celestial life, these are the ascents and what they represent. Let us begin…

Ascent 1 – Work of the Holy Spirit – Defeating Rebellion. The first ascent in the Holy Spirit is aptly labeled ‘defeating rebellion.’ It reveals the work of the Spirit who defeats the spirit of rebellion of the devil and introduces God’s Love in human life. In the Scriptures we read, “God’s Love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us” (Rom.5:5). It reflects God’s inward Love activity in humans. The celestial life is one where a person is covered in God’s Love like a cocoon where rebellion is non-existent. However, humans are still mortal and descended from fallen Adam accompanied by the rebellious spirit. But we will see how God takes care of rebellion as we progress through the ascents.

Paul reveals what happens when the Spirit is made to enter humanity and human life. “Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So, you must honor God with your body” (1 Cor.6:19-20, ESV). Here we see God revealing that the human mind and body is literally the temple where God lives. If human life (mind, body, spirit) is God’s temple, then it is the temple of Love, for “God is Love” (1 John 4:8).

“God Is Love” The “Celestial Life” Is Lived In God’s Love. “God’s Love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us” – Rom.5:5. (Wiki Commons)

The account of ancient Israel reveals to us how God instructed them to build a grand temple in Jerusalem. King Solomon did not spare any expense to make the temple the crowning jewel of edifices in Israel, where the people worshiped. That was the physical temple and God’s purpose was to convey a spiritual message about the true spiritual temple He desired. Temples are still physical structures, so we read this, “However, the Most High does not live in houses made by human hands. As the prophet says: “‘Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. What kind of house will you build for me? says the Lord. Or where will my resting place be? Has not my hand made all these things?’” (Act.7:48-50).

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The ‘Afflicted Life’ of the Devil, Energized by Fear and Rebellion, As Compared to The ‘Celestial Life’ in Christ Inspired By The Holy Spirit Of Love. (Wiki Commons)

In a manner of speaking, God is here contrasting the physical temple humans would like to build against His physical temple of the infinite universe He has created. Think of our Milky Way, and the vast expense of the universe with its magnificent planetary systems and beyond, both known and not yet known to man. God asks if humanity can build a temple more grand than the limitless universe in which He dwells and has made the earth His footstool? We pause with bowed heads, dumbfounded and silent. Yet, God admits that there is something that is uniquely more amazing to Him. He said, “But to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembles at My word” (Isa.66:2). The writer of the Book of Acts was quoting from the prophet Isaiah, where I have just quoted the complete text. (Isa.66:1-2) Yes, God thinks highly of a person who responds to His Love with an equally Loving participation by freely choosing His will for him/her. God is Love, so His will for humanity is always anchored in His unfailing Love. (1 John 4:8)

God does not dwell in buildings and temples made with hands, or any physical creation. Ancient pagan religions have worshiped the sun and moon as gods. The temple God seeks and desires is a building made of the heart of humanity which rejects rebellion against Him, and freely submits to His Loving will. Peter knew this and said this about humanity, “You are living stones that God is building into His spiritual temple” (1 Pet.2:5). God made humans to become part of His image – that is, to join Him in His divine Love existence forever. (Gen.1:26-27) It is the temple of mankind where the human heart and will is freely given to God in Loving relationship. And Christ is the cornerstone of this human habitation and building made immortal who makes God’s divine temple possible and complete in Himself. (1 Pet.2:4-7)

There is a prophecy from the prophet Malachi which makes reference to this human temple in a futuristic sense: “Look! I am sending my messenger, and he will prepare the way before Me. Then the Lord you are seeking will suddenly come to His Temple. The messenger of the covenant, whom you look for so eagerly, is surely coming,” says the LORD of Heaven’s Armies”. (Mal.3:1, NLT). (You can read in-depth the details of the human temple at:  http://bulamanriver.net/11230; and, http://bulamanriver.net/10700 )

Depiction of Temple Built By King Solomon

There is an important proviso given by Paul in the above passage we read from Corinthians. It says, “For God bought you with a high price” (1 Cor.6:20). Here, Irenaeus explains a vital caveat that this was not something done by violent or unjust means where a ransom or compensation was paid to the devil, no. Rather, the redemption was the mighty and intervention of God on our behalf, rescuing us from the tyranny of Satan and delivering us from the thraldom of evil and death through the blood of Christ in atoning expiation of guilt in the reconciliation and justification of the sinner.” (“The Trinitarian Faith,” Pg.173) Jesus’ saving act was complete, and so was the devil’s defeat.

What is the end-result? Peter said, “And you are living stones that God is building into His spiritual temple” (1 Pet.2:5). So, “Your human body is the temple of the Holy Spirit,” is correlated to the “high price” God paid to make you and humanity His temple. What is that “high price?” The Bible speaks of a song that will be sung in future whose lyrics goes like this, “And they sang a new song: “Worthy are You to take the scroll and open its seals, because You were slain, and by Your blood You purchased for God those from every tribe and tongue and people and nation” (Rev.5:9). Yes, the high purchase price God paid in full was the very life of His Son Jesus, when Jesus sacrificed Himself upon His cross for our forgiveness and redemption. So, the Holy Spirit that brings the celestial life was purchased through Jesus’ work of Deliverer. That brings us to the second ascent.

Ascent 2 – Jesus Christ’s Work of Deliverance – The Purchase Price for The Holy Spirit. Remember how the trinitarian God works: “The act of One is the act of Three, and the act of Three is the act of One.” (Mar.12:29; Deut.6:4) No One operates in isolation from the other. They cannot work without the other, for They act out of one existence, one Love, and One God, revealing one outcome and manifestation. (Eph.4:4-6; Mar.12:29) With that in mind, we read the words of Jesus concerning the Spirit. He told the disciples, “Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper (Spirit) will not come to you. But if I go, I will send Him to you” (John 16:7, ESV). So, Jesus reflects God’s outward Love activity in humans by giving Him to save humanity. Here we witness how the Spirit’s work and Jesus’ work complement each other, so there is no disunity but oneness.

It is vital to cast our minds back to Adam and Eve in Eden when separation with the divine celestial life first occurred, making it necessary for the Spirit to reenter human life and bring the celestial life back again. With that separation, the celestial life was lost until Jesus came to restore it. Recall, what was recorded, “So the LORD God banished them from the Garden of Eden, and He sent Adam out to cultivate the ground from which he had been made. After sending them out, the LORD God stationed mighty cherubim to the east of the Garden of Eden. And He placed a flaming sword that flashed back and forth to guard the way to the Tree of Life (Spirit)” (Gen.3:23-24).

Adam and Eve Banished from Eden and the Tree of Life (Wiki Commons)

So, the Spirit cannot enter humanity and bring the celestial life until humans were redeemed and declared sinless through Jesus’ sacrifice and atonement. Only then, can the Holy Spirit enter human life and indwell mankind and make the human temple holy for God. Thus, Jesus’ work is one of deliverance where mankind is rescued from sin and rebellion. Hence, the celestial life where rebellion is replaced by holiness, where the spirit of rebellion is displaced by the Spirit of Love, cannot begin before Jesus’ ongoing work of absolving humans of sin and rebellion. Now the Holy Spirit can enter and declare mankind as the temple suitable for the the Father and Son to dwell and find rest. This bring us to the third ascent.

“For God bought you with a high price” (1 Cor.6:20). “By Your Blood You Purchased for God Those From Every Tribe and Tongue and People and Nation” (Rev.5:9). (Wiki Commons)

Ascent 3 – The Father Finds Rest in His True Temple. Here, we see Jesus’ work of mediating for humanity has brought rest to the Father and the Godhead. This reflects God’s upward Love activity where God brings humans in union with Him through His Son. The rest means God has found His temple of humanity He created in His likeness in which to dwell in peace, and humanity has found peace with God. (Gen.1:26-27)

In all this, we see how the activity of the Trinity complement each other. The Spirit can only indwell the temple of humanity and make humans vessels of divine Love through Jesus as Savior who has declared mankind redeemed and holy, and the Father makes everything possible by giving up His Son to take unto Himself our fallen humanity and glorify it for all eternity. With the presence of the Father, Son, and Spirit, filling the temple of humanity made ready and holy, the temple (humanity) is filled with divine Love, God finds rest in His Son’s redeemed humanity, and humanity finds rest in God’s Love. This amounts to the celestial life that have existed and will exist into eternity. Now, we step into the fourth ascent…

Ascent 4 – The Celestial Life in The Human Temple. For humanity, the celestial life can be said to be celestial only because of the unbroken activity of Love of the three Persons of the Trinitarian God. The three Love relationship is seen in the three ascents we have covered above. The fourth ascent is about God bringing the celestial life to humanity. So, the celestial life is the constant flow of the divine Love-energy and life from the three Persons of the Trinitarian Godhead.

In order to live the celestial life, a human must always exist in a spiritually unblemished state of being. Remember, the celestial life means a person or persons exists in the presence of the God who is holy and sinless. Sinful and rebellious humans cannot be a dwelling place for God. Adam and Eve were banished from Eden because of it. (Gen.3:1-11) Jesus says humans must become reborn humanity. (John 3:3-7) What makes humanity a dwelling place for God is the divine Love-energy that is constantly flowing in the relationship with the three Persons of the Godhead through the three ascents. (2 Cor.13:14) This is the character of the celestial life humans are given to live by.

The True Temple of God is Humanity Living the Celestial Life in God’s Love-Likeness (Wiki Commons)

As humans, we find it hard to believe that a human being can have such a perfect existence before God. However, it must be understood from the outset that this is God’s doing, not any human effort. (Mar.10:27) The main reason for human unbelief is because we are still living under the performance-based mindset of the legalistic old covenant. People are taught erroneously that to exist in God’s presence, one has to be perfect through obedience to all the laws or commandments. However, the life of ancient Israel as a nation has proven once and for all that the best of humans cannot keep God’s laws perfectly. Besides, it must be clear to us that our obedience, even if it were ever possible to attain, does not and cannot save us. The law, though perfect, defines sin when transgressed, and condemns us. No human is perfect, for the Bibles states, “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Rom.3:23, ESV). The law cannot save, it condemns us. Perfection before God comes only through His Son, Jesus. (1 Tim.2:5)

The Bible reveals only one way whereby humans are saved – through Jesus. That does not invalidate observance and following God’s commandment, which is fine. It is the question of the difference between legalism and faith. (Rom.7:16) Let’s be clear, since the law defines sin when broken, therefore, it holds the power to condemn, but only Jesus can overcome sin’s power and saved humanity. (Rom.3:23; John 3:16-17) Paul tells us, “But God demonstrates His own Love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since we have now been justified by His blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through Him!” (Rom.5:8-9). As for ancient Israel, ultimately Israel as a nation was driven away from their homeland as slaves of the enemy nations around them. The law had no power to save them, but instead became the cause for their downfall and subsequent bondage. (Mar.7:6; Jer.11:8,; 13:10)

After Israel was driven from their homeland, God rescinded the Old Covenant, and introduced the New Covenant through His Son. (Heb.8:8-12, 13; 9:15; Jer.31:31-34) Whereas the Old Covenant was sealed in the blood of animals, the New Covenant was ratified in the blood of Jesus, the Son of God, and Savior of mankind. (Matt.26:28; Heb.13:20) There is another vital distinguishing difference between the two covenants. The Bible can become dangerously legalistic and impersonal if we allow it to be. In the final analysis, knowledge is not merely about one’s intellectual capacity, or some assumed legal standard of right and wrong through the law. But true knowledge is a person, and the proclamation and utterances of that person. The Bible reveals Jesus as the “Word of God,” God’s Spokesman. (Rev.19:13; John 1:1, 14). “The Word,” or the Person of Jesus, is God’s Spokesman who speaks true knowledge in contrast with false knowledge. In literal form, the “Word” is the Bible. So, true knowledge is not some legalistic standards, but the Person of Jesus as the Spokesman of God from whom truth proceed through His utterances, and with whom humans can cultivate a Love relationship in the Spirit’s power.

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The Old Covenant was based upon the law, while the New Covenant was and is based upon faith. What is the difference between law and faith? Knowledge, including Bible knowledge can become harmfully legalistic where one’s value is judged by one’s relationship with the law, rather than a personal relationship with Jesus, the Personified Word of God, through faith. It’s a behavior-based (legalistic) life verses a faith-based (Love) life-relationship. When life become strictly legalistic, a person’s value is esteemed by his/her standing with the law, without exceptions. Legalism requires strict adherence to the law. It’s a life that’s impossible to attain for the Bible states that “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Rom.3:23).

In other words, the law defines sin and humanity has broken the law without exception. The national life of ancient Israel is proof that no human is perfect. What mankind needs is a Savior. Faith means to believe in the Messiah God the Father has provided so that though we may fall short, and we will, He has provided an eternal Mediator in His Son, who is constantly mediating as humanity’s High Priest in heaven for mankind’s absolution in order that we may remain in right standing with God. (2 Cor.5:21; Rom.1:17) (You can read more about Jesus’ High Priestly Office in Heaven today, in my post titled, “Living the Surrendered Life Day-By-Day,” at: http://bulamanriver.net/17978)

However, God’s grace in Jesus does not give humanity the license to disregard, much less, disobey the law, not in the least. Paul said the law is good. (Rom.7:16). Rather, it is about understanding that while the law condemns (legalism/fear), Jesus saves us (faith/Love). Paul explains it this way, “So the law was our guardian until Christ came that we might be justified by faith” (Gal.3:24). The law defines sin, but the law cannot save us from sin, no matter how much we try to obey it. The law holds humanity in condemnation. (Rom.3:23) Only faith in the saving work of Christ saves. (read Rom.7:7-25; Col.1:22-23) Paul goes on to say, “Christ is the end of the Law, to bring righteousness to everyone who believes” (Rom.10:4). Christ is the mitigating intermediary who unifies the obligation under the Old and New Covenants into one concentric circle.

“The Righteous Shall Live By Faith” – Hab.2:4; Rom.1:17. (Wiki Commons)

We often overlook to the point of forgetting that the one sole purpose of the Bible, both in the old and new testaments, was to point humanity to the Messiah God would send and has provided for humanity’s salvation. It is worthy of note to realize that even though Israel’s religious and national life was governed by the Old Covenant through its many ritualistic formats, virtually every ritual they observed was a picture of and foreshadowed God’s promise of the Messiah. (Isa.9:6; 11:1-2; Mic.5:2; John 3:16-17) The Passover, the Day of Atonement, and the ritualistic sacrifices, were pictures of Christ coming work as Messiah to Israel and the whole world. (Heb.10:4-10)

Too many people are living life based upon their current circumstance – whether adverse or otherwise. They are buffeted about by the trials of life until they face the next hostile episode and so forth. When circumstances and the trials of life dictate how we value human life, that is legalism arising from a behavior-based conviction and philosophy to life, rather than a faith-based value infrastructure. Paul said, “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who Love God and are called according to His purpose for them” (Rom.8:28, NLT). That means no matter what the manner of circumstance, everything has a divine purpose and is meant for our good, not evil. The only way to hold such a positive universal perspective to our circumstances is through the living faith of Jesus that is energized by the Spirit. (Read more about “Jesus Living Faith” at: http://bulamanriver.net/2811)

God’s plan for humans He created in His likeness is a life of eternal Love and joy! Paul speaks to Timothy about “a life that is truly life” (1 Tim.6:19). Our heavenly Father makes that beautiful life possible when He gave His Son so that Jesus may bring humanity to live the celestial life, where all human circumstances are in God’s control which He miraculously work out for human good. (Rom.8:28-30) The verse which keeps us grounded in God’s grace says simply, “You have been made complete in Jesus” (Col.2:10). If “we are complete in Jesus,” then it is true that, “Just as Jesus is, so also are we in this world” (1 John 4:17, Berean Literal Bible). Such is the celestial life we are privileged to have in Christ by faith.

Hence, humans ought to be constantly living and activating the three ascents in Loving relationship, being mediated for by Jesus so the Spirit and God’s Love may fill the human temple where God and mankind dwell in unity and find rest. Whether the person has received Jesus as Savior and become God’s temple at this moment in time, or has been for a longer period, the activation of the three ascents in human life is a constant relationship that makes the celestial life possible and ongoing.

Regardless if a person is new or a veteran believer, no one is perfect. So, in order for the temple to remain holy for God’s dwelling and rest, constant mediation is taking place through the work of Jesus and the Spirit who resides in the human temple so it remains the spiritual unblemished celestial life. (1 Cor. 1:30) Living the celestial life is the only reason and purpose for Jesus’ birth, life, death, resurrection, and High Priesthood in heaven today. (Col.1:22-23) And the ultimate answer to the celestial life is the humanity’s resurrection to immortality at Jesus’ return in future.

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The 3 Ascents Reveal the 3-Step Love Relationship With God Humans Experience In the 4th Ascent (Pic: Unsplash)

Petition: Friends, Humanity was created and is called today to live the celestial life in Jesus. I thank you for investing your precious time with me in the sharing of the good news of Jesus. Jesus is alive today as our High Priest ceaselessly mediating for us. I hope that in your heart of heart you will receive Him as your personal Savior, receive God’s Spirit, and be part of living this glorious celestial life for humanity. You can privately and quietly pray this prayer in your heart. I am asking you to pray this prayer as a human Christ died for, not as a member of any religious sect or denomination:

“Almighty God, Father of all humanity, forgive me of all my sins for I receive Your Son, Jesus, as my personal Savior. In Your incalculable grace, grant Your promised celestial life in Your Son through Your Holy Spirit, and open my eyes to the wondrous gifts you have conferred upon me and all humanity. May Your Love guide and protect me and my loved ones always, and bring us all into Your beloved and divine Kingdom. I praise and thank You, Amen.”

Welcome to the Celestial Life of Love in God’s eternal Triune Being and Family. Then keep in touch with God’s word for you by visiting this blog and website and look at various subjects that may be relevant for your situation. Or you can email me with your question at the address shown below.

The Final Answer to the Celestial Life is The Human Resurrection to Immortality – 1 Cor.15:50-58. (Wiki Commons)

I will close with the passage I began with concerning the foundation of the celestial life, “Just as Jesus is, so also are we in this world” (1 John 4:17, BLB). If you have any thoughts and observation you wish to share, please don’t hesitate to write to me in the space provided below, or email me on bulamanriver@gmail.com

Blessing: Until we meet again in my next post, may the blessings of the God who ceaselessly expresses Himself in His dependable Triune Love,* be with you always. May the Spirit enliven your spirit and make all things concerning you possible as you live the Triune Love. Be strong in the Lord’s joy.

Farewell for now,

Kiang P. Lee (Your Servant In Christ)

*Triune Life or Triune Love: The “Triune Life” is a way of life. Its foundational tenet is based upon the Love of God, because Love is the nature of God. (1 John 4:8; Rom.5:5) I had coined the term “Triune Love” and “Triune Life,” to refer to a person who lives the three-dimensional life within the Tri-Personal Godhead of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. In the three-dimensional life, the human experience of God’s Love is always moving in an inward, outward, and upward motion (3 ascents) where all the three Persons of the Godhead are in relational oneness with humanity. (2 Cor.13:14; 1 Pet.1:1-2)

Man’s union with the Triune God, or “Triune Living/Loving,” is made possible by Jesus, who Himself, is one in substance and reality with the Triune Godhead. (John 1:1-2) He took our humanity into the very Being of the Triune Godhead by cleansing it of all sin and rebellion. To live the “Triune Love (Life)” is the miraculous expression of the Spirit (Love) in humans. (Rom.5:5) The miraculous life is the promise of the New Covenant, “I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you shall keep My ordinances, and do them” (Ezek.36:27) The three-dimensional Triune Life/Love is opposed to living the one-dimensional solitary life of the fallen humanity inherited from Satan through Adam’s rebellion. You can read more at: http://bulamanriver.net/?p=8036. Also at: http://bulamanriver.net/9092.                                                              

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