Finding our true-selves is a battlefield of opposing attraction. We are constantly trying to decipher who we truly are through the reflection of good and bad in our environments that have created our dysfunctional selves. We seek truth by learning from a history of mistakes.
We are in a place of oppression that could be compared to the slaves who were kept against their will, given an identity that was not who they were, but God said to them that He had a place for them that He had promised. God said to them to trust Him and He would give them an identity — God’s identity.
Step 1: Finding your true identity in the identity of who God is
We sort through the mess of our dysfunctional selves by understanding the difference between what is good versus what is bad. Oppression is the part of the world that is evil, but if we believe in good by trusting God that good exists there is a Promised Land. We learn who God is by constantly desiring and choosing ourselves to be what is good. We learn what is good from our history of mistakes of good versus evil that God has given us. We were told that we would understand what God understands, both good and evil, after eating the fruit we were told not to eat: “For God knows that when you eat from it [forbidden fruit] your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” Genesis 3:5
Step 2: Know who you are in your identity
Messiah is a portion of God that resides in every one of us who believes. Since God created man in His image, in man is a piece of God. No one can know the full understanding of Messiah yet as we are only fragments of God each containing a piece of His understanding, and we are trying to understand ourselves (that piece of God). It is important that we know ourselves first — Love God first.
Step 3: The final step, know Messiah complete (full redemption)
There are two groups that remain standing after we as individuals know our true individual selves. Both groups are now looking for something outside of themselves; to love one another. In the beginning, first is a man and then came a woman, but now, in the end of times, there are two groups left, Jews and Gentiles. Since now we understand our individual identities, and who we are as either a Jew or a Gentile, these two opposing identities know what love is and can finally know how to love one another. When we know this love, which is God complete, Messiah is revealed who is a part of all of us who believe in God.
Half of God’s love is part of the Jew while the other half is part of the Gentile. The place now that we find ourselves is seeking our other half, which is an attraction that is opposite (much like the attraction of a man and a woman, Adam and Eve, good and bad, and light versus dark). Now we come to understand our full identity by understanding our Jew and Gentile relationship remembering that the Jew is first.
For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”GALATIANS 5:14
Through the marriage of the Jews and Gentiles, Messiah is born. The Jew sees Messiah in the Gentile and the Gentile sees Messiah in the Jew. It is a beautiful love story that is now complete — We are One.