You are Pure Gold

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Are you pure?

Let’s explore the primary definition of purity from the Merriam Webster dictionary:

Purity: Unmixed with any other matter. Example: pure gold

24K gold is considered pure gold.

Why? Because all 24 parts are pure gold without traces of any other metals. It’s just gold–no alloys like silver, nickel, or zinc.

When God created Adam and Eve, he created beings that had never been created before. They were pure, unique  expressions of God– different than angels and the other creations surrounding God’s throne.

God loved these two creations so much he created an unique dwelling where they could express their God-given creativity and authority.

So, when did it all go wrong?

The moment they believed they lacked something in their present condition.

Tragically, they believed Satan’s lie: “You’re still incomplete. You’re not like God, yet.”

Then Satan twisted God’s words and deceived them into eating the very fruit that would destroy their purity: “If you eat the fruit, you’ll be like God and know good and evil.”

Ironically, by eating the fruit, they no longer were like God. The fruit was a metaphor of rebellion where they chose to live without God and surrendered their unique expression.

They disconnected to the Redwood and laid on the damp ground alone. Separated from God’s love.

So, out of love and mercy, God cut them off from the Garden so they wouldn’t live forever in spiritual death. But, they could have an opportunity for redemption through death and resurrection.

Here comes Jesus, the second Adam, created in God’s image as a man. He laid down his deity, so he could be you–a human capable of temptation. Yet, he remained pure.

How? He was a wise branch staying connected to the Redwood. He didn’t disobey or feel self-sufficient, because he knew he couldn’t redeem mankind on his own.

I can do nothing on my own. I judge as God tells me. Therefore, my judgment is just, because I carry out the will of the one who sent me, not my own will.” (John 5:30 NLT)

He was obedient even unto death, death on the cross (see Philippians 2:8 TPT). He humbled himself and became our sacrifice, becoming sin so he could die. Once dead, God could breath his life into him like he did with Adam. This life quickened his mortal body and he resurrected as us from the dead!

“Yes, God raised Jesus to life! And since God’s Spirit of Resurrection lives in you, he will also raise your dying body to life by the same Spirit that breathes life into you!” (Romans 8:11 TPT)

Now, Jesus offers us a gift.

What is this gift?

Purity: the opportunity to be the full expression of who we are. We no longer abide by Satan’s kingdom of limited opportunities, imitation factories, and insufficient worth.

But 24k sons and daughters of God. 

“For God has re-created you all over again in his perfect righteousness, and you now belong to him in the realm of true holiness.” (Ephesians 4:24 TPT)

Nothing lacking. Sufficient in God. And never, ever, alone or forsaken.

We are grafted into the Redwood where we can receive his nourishment; thus, reflect his purity as well.

 “So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord–who is the Spirit–makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.” (2 Corinthians 3:18 NLT)

How about you? What has God taught you about purity? Please share in Comments below. Thank you.

 

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