|1 John 1:3,2:24|
3 That which we have seen and heard we declare to you, so that you may also have fellowship [in the Spirit] with us; and truly our fellowship is [in the Spirit] with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.2
24 Therefore let that abide in you that you have heard from the beginning. If what you have heard from the beginning remains in you, you will continue in the Son and in the Father.
12 Giving thanks to the Father, who has made us fit to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. [To partake is to share in the inheritance of a son, who is in union with Christ and the Father. To be a saint in the light is to have experienced the light to arise in your heart like a magnificent star; and then be guided by God, who is light, in everything to do and say; thus to be walking according to His will, not your own will any longer. From the Word of the Lord within: "Walking in the light is to be guided through life by God; walking in darkness is making your own decisions as to what to do and say. First the light arises, then the kingdom. Light comes from faith in the voice. The arising of the light will be unmistakable; it is an ego-shattering experience."]
13 Who has delivered us from the power of darkness, and has translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son;1 [where you are raised up together to sit with Christ in heaven. See the Footnote below to read George Fox's account of his translation into the kingdom with the righteousness of God, the peace of quietness with unquestionable assurance, and inexpressible joy. From the Word of the Lord within: "You can live in heaven and still walk the earth." As George Fox ministered on the earth, he was translated to paradise; and then he lived in paradise.]
|Ephesians 2:5-6 |
5 And when we were dead in our sins, He brought us to life in union and fellowship with Christ;2 it is through grace that you are saved; [but you have not been saved by grace until you have been brought to life in union and fellowship with Christ, having been raised up together with Christ into heaven. From the Word of the Lord within: "Saved by grace; but what about the rest of that chapter? You have not experienced grace until you have been raised with Him. Salvation occurs when you are one with Christ and God. Once you are in union, it is permanent." Until brought to union, because of Adam, we all are dead in our sins, dead to the life of God, Gen 2:17,3:24, having been cut off from the tree of life.]
6 And has raised us up together [with Christ], and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.3 [This is to have experienced being translated into the kingdom of heaven, where you are with Christ in sight and consciousness. From the Word of the Lord within: "I work with the blind; but if you think you can see, and you are not with me in heaven, I will make you a laughingstock."]