This is from the book, “The Rest Of The Gospel by Dan Stone and David Gregory.”

He who is joined to the Lord is one spirit. He or she, a spiritual being, who is joined to the Lord, is one spirit. There are two…yet they are one. You and He are one.

We are one spirit with God, We function as one. We are not absorbed into the Lord, however. There is an “I” and there is a “HE,” but we are joined to Him and we function as one. It is a function of cooperation, like a union of gears that mesh together. Our union with God doesn’t mean we’re so swallowed up in God that we lose our identity. But neither is there a separation. Rather, the two function as one for the purposes of the greater one, God.

He that is joined to the Lord is one Spirit. That is a mystery. One plus one equals one. How can that be? The divine and the human are one.

Until we know and live out of our union with Christ, we will never fully manifest the life of God within us. Some of it will inevitably shine through now and then, despite us. But for the most part we will manifest our own merely human life.

Until we know union, we are constantly confronted by the illusion of separation. “God is up there; I am down here. How do I draw close to God? Give me a plan. Give me a program.” Plenty of people are ready with the answers. “Read your Bible. Pray. Study. Witness. Tithe. Take communion. Here are the plans. Here are the programs.”

But once you know your union with God, there’s nothing for you to do. Oh, you may still do some of the outer things. But you aren’t doing them to get close to God. You and God are one. There is no more separation.

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