And the two shall be as one.
To begin this blog, this morning when I was praying/meditating the business of marriage came to mind. The words of Scripture that warn us about trying to separate what YHWH has “joined together.”
I, like most people I think, thought this was referring to the marriage as we’ve grown up to think about between a man and wo/man. That has been the traditional way of thinking and of course it has changed. But, it is still thought about as being one person marrying another person.
The KJV Bible provided the following two results found in the NT:
- Matt 19:6 “Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.”
- Mark 10:9 “What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.”
The wording in Matthew is more in line with what I was thinking about this morning. It was about this marriage that you and I have between Spirit and human. The Lord has put me together and it seems that there has been a struggle and at times it has been like Spirit and man are heading for a divorce.
As intended by YHWH, there should not be any suggestion of duality within me. He joined me together and I am no more twain (two) but One. I need to find some common
meeting ground, to establish a collaboration and loving relationship between my essence, Spirit, and my human, flesh.
YHWH Married My Spirit With My Flesh
I believe that when I first came into my flesh I immediately was One. I also believe that before my physical senses started to fully develop, I remained that way and was amazed and marvelled about everything. I believe that there was never a thought that this or that is real or any idea or sense that I was anything but One.
I also believe that it was about that time in a child’s life when the open portion of the skull (soft spot) closes up, that the Spirit which was the glue that bound me as One, became locked out, and with its withdrawal, the flesh and its senses began to take over.
I believe that it was at that point that I began to be one, not One; a human being through the messages of the physical body. I may have still had my invisible friends, perhaps a sense of angelic beings around, but as soon as my physical eyes began to function and focus, that first reality became a non-reality and the physical world took over.
It’s like from childhood, the honeymoon was over and then the strife and struggle began, each of us (Spirit & Flesh) wanting to usurp the upper hand. I think it is safe to say that the human has pretty much taken control for most of us and Spirit has been riding shotgun.
Spirit Never Gave Up on the Human
Spirit has been generous and forgiving and very patient with me, the human. She has allowed me to seek, to fall, to get up, to move forward, to step backward, all the while waiting for me to come to my senses.
When I started this blog, I first started a page on Facebook and called it Return to Source. Where the name came from – yep, Spirit. I had no idea of the extent to which those three words would change me. I started this blog on December 27th and the writing has been prolific.
The human me so wants to be really One and thereby to be Whole and (w)Holy. I am exhausted in my seeking, in my longing. As one who always seems to need to do and learn things the “hard” way, I often wear myself out. I have been allowed to try, to seek, to search through religions and other organizations, always coming up either empty or just short of attaining some kind of satisfaction that the effort wasn’t a complete waste.
I didn’t know I’d be saying how exhausted I am, but I am. Immediately Yeshua’s message came to me, “Come unto me all ye who are heavy laden and I will give you rest.”
Yeshua left us the Spirit to be with us for the journey. This is my Spirit telling me the exact same thing and it is with eager and willing heart and hands I say yes, take it all Lord, take it all and I will wait, I will look, I will see and I will receive and do whatever it is you will have me do.
Phew … Lord help us all. What does it have to take half a century for us humans to get the message and give control back over to Creator?
His Presence Gives Us Rest
Even back in the OT we are comforted by the words of the Lord and His promises to give
rest as we journey along with Him, follow His directions. Look at his message to Moshe
(Moses) when the Hebrew children were going to be set free from their captivity with Pharaoh:
- Exodus 33:14 “And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.
The prophet Isaiah comforted the people in his message about the future and what the Lord will do for the people:
- Isaiah 14:3 “And it shall come to pass in the day that the LORD shall give thee rest from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and from the hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serve,”
Yeshua picked up where the Father left off in the OT, with this Scripture found in the NT:
- Matt 11:28 “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
Time for Renewal of Vows: I Really Want this Marriage to Work
My conclusion in all of this is that when I am surrendered to the Oneness with Spirit, there is rest for me, for I have returned home to Essence, to the Source that is One and All. For as long as we continue to struggle in the ways of the flesh we will never find the kind of rest that is given by the Lord, for you see the Lord does all the doing. We have assignment, we have purpose. We just say yes (which we did in consenting to this birth) and then the Lord does the doing, provides the means and the ways.
Spirit and human are both of YHWH. We must not think of one as being ‘bad’ as I was taught in the church – that I must at all times be at war against the flesh. It isn’t about war it is about a reunification.
I believe He has been doing that for every breath I have taken as a human. It is just that I have not been listening so I have not heard. Perhaps I have heard, but the voice was not a voice of the world, and so for the better part of my life I ignored what I could not see, hear or touch. Even though I’ve known my entire life I am intuitive, that I get dreams about future events that have happened & been blown away – I still have not fully accepted who I truly AM.