When we were kids, we used to play one parent against the other. If Dad said no to some request, we would go to Mom who would usually say yes over ruling Dad. This was kind of a clandestine way of getting what we wanted. However, if parents are one in their parenting method, it would make it difficult for children to use one against the other.
Jesus stated in John 10:30
I and the Father are one.
Meaning everything He said and did were in complete alignment and agreement with God the Father. This oneness with God has been sought after since Abraham made the ascent to Mount Moriah. In the Book of Leviticus, God through Moses lays out how mankind can be one with God. During the seventh month of the year, God detailed out a way for man to be forgiven of past sins and be seen as clean and able to stand before God Himself.
The people were told to choose a priest who would minister on their behalf after the sacrifice of a bull had taken place. The priest would take the blood of the bull, remove his shoes and enter the Holy of Holies to sprinkle the blood on the Ark of the Covenant. This act would cleanse the people of Israel and make them worthy to stand in God's awesome presence and be One with Him.
Unfortunately, this Holy state would not last long. Just like in the Garden of Eden, man's heart is set on earthly things and we quickly lose our oneness with Him and have to wait for another cycle to come around to be cleansed and made holy through this ritual. Then there was Jesus.
Jesus was the lamb of God born without blemish and was sacrificed on the hill of Calvary. His blood was sprinkled on the great altar to atone for mankind and cleanse the earth of sin so we could be One with God just as He was. Jesus has become our High Priest in the Temple of Heaven and He continually offers up His sacrifice as a sin offering to cleanse mankind and make us worthy in the sight of God.
In Hebrews 4:15
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin.
Additionally, Paul goes on to write in Hebrews 6
where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.
Through Jesus we are made One with God. One in the sense that our actions and thinking are in alignment and agreement with the Creator Himself and we navigate this plane of existence in a manner pleasing to Him and not our own selfish desires. Our focus is on Him and not ourselves. We see Him and His glorious creation in us rather than the unclean, broken and ugly creature the world says we are. God looks to the heart and not the outward appearance so this is the body part we should be focused on. The healing of the heart begins with the joining of our mind with God's. This is done through reading of the Bible, prayer and supplication.
This Monday is the Day of Atonement or Yom Kippur in the Jewish calendar, At One Ment is the festival celebrated every year in the Old Testament where the High Priest goes into the Holy of Holies and prays to God on your behalf for Oneness with Him. Jesus has now taken on this role of High Priest and he intercedes for us with the Father. We are His and he wants us to be with Him where He is. I want this too..
Take some time starting Sunday at Sundown and read some Scripture in the Bible, pray for your fellow brothers and sisters struggling here on Earth and seek Jesus sanctification as He intercedes on your behalf with the Father. On this Day of Atonement, focus your energy on how you can once again be One with Him.
And that is the Whole Truth!
May God truly bless you in your walk with Him.
And remember, God always answers His kneemail.