Jesus gave mankind the freedom to choose love or hate, and enough verses in the Bible to support both vengeance and grace. Have you ever wondered how one book meant to reveal God has been itself such a launching pad for conflict and division? Likely because as it reveals Him, it also reveals us. God knew you before He formed you, so the question for us then is what did He know? For many years, the question has persisted, “Who am I in Christ?” The question ought to be, “Who is Christ, in me?” Because until you get a revelation of who He is, everything you think about who you are is merely a guess. Pure doctrine and authentic belief is simply saying yes to what God believes about you. And God believes some amazing things about you. For it’s not what we believe about Him that defines who He is, but what He believes about us that defines who we are. That union is the Divine reality that empowers the awakening of your true identity.
I don’t presume to know anything apart from Christ. As a matter of fact, I wish you had met me 10 years ago when I knew far more than I know now. Over the years, Jesus has not so much answered my questions as He has questioned my answers. In that exchange, the mind is renewed to see differently. And from a consistently new perspective of His glory, there are a few things I can say with certainty.
I can say, that God has erased every concept of distance and separation from between Him and you, that our union with Jesus Christ is vital to understanding our own identity. That His grace can clean you up faster than you can mess yourself up. That original righteousness is more powerful than original sin. That if you don’t know how good He is, you’ll never know how forgiven you are. That while what you believe may matter, what matters far more is what He believes about you. That coming into agreement with what God believes will cause an awakening to your authentic identity and increase the manifestation of Spiritual authority from within you to affect the world around you. That God is always better than you think. (Eph 3:20) That you are the mansion that God has created for Himself to dwell in (1 Cor 3:16), that you were created as a way for God to express Himself (Ephesians 2:10), and that you were found in Christ before you were lost in Adam (Ephesians 1:4). That right now, at this very moment, in or outside of time and space, God is closer to you than you can even imagine. (Psalm 139:7, Acts 17:27-28) That it is His desire that you awaken to His reality, that you and God are…..well, this one you’re going to have to read for yourself. (John 14:20) When it comes right down to it, Love, and only Love, remains.
Bill has been a Pastor for 25 years. After spending 12 years in Austin, TX, Bill and his wife, Traci, had a supernatural encounter that drew them into an incredible adventure of being shaped and fashioned by the power and grace of God. They currently travel, speaking in conferences and churches around the world, as well as serving at Community Presbyterian Church in Celebration, Florida where Bill is a pastor. One of the most important works for Bill was co-authoring a book with New York Times Bestselling Author, Ted Dekker. Bill and Ted co-authored “The Forgotten Way,” which can be found at www.theforgottenway.com. Bill’s consuming passion is to empower people to do the greater works that Jesus spoke of and live out the mystery of our union with Christ. He enjoys empowering others to invade the impossible. Bill and Traci currently live in Celebration, Florida. They have two grown children, Britain and Sara.