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THE ANOINTING AND THE GIFTS ARE NOT YOUR LIFE


‘Oneness with God’ is not the anointing. Neither is it the gifts of the Spirit. ‘Oneness’ is our living in the achievement of Christ on the cross – the result of the at-one-ment and the lived-out reality of the incarnation in John and Jill and Sam and Cynthia. It’s living by The One Spirit.

NOT DOING

Oneness with God is not preaching sermons or teaching in the seminary. Neither is it healing in the power of Jesus. Oneness is union with God.

‘But the person who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with him’ 1 Cor 6.17 NLT.

PARADISE REGAINED

Davis Marshall writes, ‘Although words cannot describe Oneness, some words seem to have the ability to elicit memories of those times in our lives when we have been consciously aware of the Real. Although memories of nonduality are not the same thing as present awareness of nonduality, memories can help us recognize it now. My memories of such times are accompanied by a wistful sense of recalling something long-forgotten. It is like déjà vu. It has a feeling of familiarity. It is recognition (re-knowing) of a truth that I did not even know I knew. That is why when we hear someone speak truth, we recognize it instantly, although we cannot explain how we know it is true.” (1)

SEEKING ITS REALITY

This is because oneness is what we lost. It’s what the heart longs for. It’s possibly what the spirit remembers and probably what the human spirit knows it already has. But the mind does not know it yet. It’s our inherent sonship waiting to be awakened that is ‘deep calling to deep’.

Living in bits and pieces of the law is for workers and slaves, and possibly for dogs and their bones. But not for kings and priests who have inherited oneness with God.

(1) Davis, Marshall. Experiencing God Directly: The Way of Christian Nonduality (pp. 4-5). Marshall Davis. Kindle Edition.