2: Creation and the Sword
Posted: Thursday, May 29th, 2014Print
About Creation and Separation Series
A powerful 2-part series on the principle of separation, shown at work in the creation of the world as well as the life of every believer who would be a disciple of Christ.
Jesus said this:
Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth;
I did not come to bring peace,
but a sword.
For I came to set a man against his father,
and a daughter against her mother, and
a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law,
and a man’s enemies will be
the members of his household.
Matthew 10:34, 35 NASB
Jesus’ creative coming is (by the original pattern) followed by separation, and marked by the division His real presence causes. The sword – not peace – is the first result of His coming. Separation in relationships: the closest ones. The favorite ones.
Division before ever there is unity. Individuality first, only then… real community.
God is jealous over His own originality. What He creates He wants to see in full operation, unhindered in the freedom of His intended expression. But those around us contain us. We succumb to their definition and swallow the oppression of their controls. And we cease to be who we are in favor of a false creator’s judgments.
The sword severs the trapping ownership that love thinks is love. If we will let the sword attack our captivity and release us into a solitary place with God, we can become what we are. The unique expression, that uncopyable person belonging to God, having been dreamed by God and fully satisfying what is for God.
Separation is liberation.
God is not into… mixture.
His created-new appears only after separation. When we resist the separation, we stop the creation… of our own new life.
Copyright © 2003 Martha Kilpatrick, Creation and Separation