Someone wrote, ‘One of the powerful ways people stay entrenched in failed movements is through the support of others who validate their quirky beliefs. “Even if what you’re seeing with your own eyes is contradictory, you’re going to have the whole system telling you you’re not seeing it.’’ This is why we need the Jesus lens instead of the lens of conformity. Without it we can continue in a lesser identity and lose our own soul.
A poor patchwork of improbability
Unless we are born again we cannot become seeing adults, let alone sons of God. Unless we abandon the old wineskin we cannot see the new or receive the new. Instead we will spend our time in fruitless attempts to patch what was never meant to be patched, let alone restored. And we will not be able to become the new container that is our new covenant life in the Spirit of Sonship. ‘Jesus replied, "Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again’ John 3,3 NIV.
HAVING NO ROOT
‘The confusing fact of persistent loyalty to beliefs that are false is a continuing conundrum. In the stubborn entrenchment of cults and sects in beliefs are unbiblical, we see that the power of the group and its goals often outweighs the power of personal doubt.’ Jesus called ‘semi-rebirth,’ really no rebirth at all’ He called it ‘Building our house on sand.’ On this terrain we cannot recognise the sons of God let alone tares and fallacies birthed by the Evil One. Anything we build dissolves into water and sand and cannot remain because it has no foundation and no root. ‘But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root’ Matt 13.6 NIV. Having no root means our being is not embedded in new covenant union with God. We remain in the separation of Adam. We have been seduced into some other superficiality like the law, moralism or religion. Anything not Jesus has no Kingdom substance. We are rooted in God when Christ and nothing else is our life.