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 ourselves, our dysfunction by applying what is good versus what is bad to our being. Oppression is the world that is evil. We believe in good by trusting God that good exists (the Promised Land). We do this by constantly comparing ourselves to what is good. We learn what is good from our history of good versus evil that God has taught us. This is the promise that we would understand after eating the fruit we were told not to eat since if we did we would know all things and will be like God: “For God knows that when you eat from it 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. 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. It is important to know your identity in God as in the person He made you.
Step 3: The final step, know Messiah complete (full redemption)
There are two groups that remaining standing after both groups know their true identity. Both are now looking for something outside of themselves. There is the man and there is the woman, as it was in the beginning, but now, at the end of time, there is Jew and Gentile. We have struggled to know our own individual identity by understanding the reflection in the opposing attractions of good versus bad, but from that we have discovered what love is and means. We now know love, which is God, which is the piece of Messiah that is a part of all of us as we are all made in the image of God.
Half of the love is contained in the Jew while the other half is contained in the Gentile. The place now that we find ourselves is seeking our other half, which is an attraction that is opposing (much like the attraction of both good and bad and light versus dark) but now we come to understand our full identity by understanding our relationship between the Jew and the Gentile.
For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”GALATIANS 5:14
Through the marriage of the Jew and Gentile, Messiah is born. The Jew sees Messiah in the Gentile and the Gentile sees Messiah in the Jew. A love story that is now complete.
We are One.
Heaven on earth.