The Myth of Separation

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May 14, 2014

separationOne difference between a truth and a lie is the affect it has on those who carry it.  Deeply knowing truth will cause something to happen to us.  Deeply knowing truth will cause us to be free.  No, not the kind of free that is only theoretical.  Truly knowing truth will cause us to be free relationally.  Freedom to know and be known, and freedom to give and receive love from and to those sent to us.  

There is a lie lurking out there that causes bondage, slavery, and misery in us, however.  The lie is the myth of separation.  This myth affects us and our relationships in a significant way because whatever truth or lie we embrace, we will automatically project onto others by default.  Although the myth of separation can express itself in us in many ways, this is what the myth has sounded like in my own life:

I’m not where I should be.  I should be doing something that I’m not doing.

They are not where they need to be.  They should be doing something they are not doing.  

God is angry with me. 

They don’t love me.  They want nothing to do with me. 

All those statements are built on the lie of separation.  Yes, given time, this could be proved.  I promise.  When we live out the lie of separation as if it’s true, bondage and misery are the result.  It can affect us emotionally, mentally, and physically.  These lies are also like acid eating away at all of our relationships.  

I have good news for you today.  Really good news!  

All of truth and reality are personified in the person of Jesus Christ. Jesus said “I am the Way, the Truth (also translated reality), and the life…” (John 14:6). Nothing, and I mean nothing, can separate you from Him and His love.  He is love personified.  Paul said it best when He said this: 

“Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?… For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord”. (Romans 8:35, 38, NASB)

Wow, that pretty much covers just about everything don’t you think?  Incredible!  The cross of Jesus revealed a lot.  A whole lot. He masterfully defeated the power of the myth of separation.

In Him, you and I live; we move, and we and have our very existence.  We are exactly in the right place at the right time!  (Acts 17:28, Col. 1:17)

God is pleased with us. Very pleased. There is no more separation. We’ve been given His righteousness. (Matthew 3:17, Col. 3:3)  

Love dwells within us!  What is new is the fact that this ancient mystery is now being revealed to some of us now.  No one really rejects us from a standpoint of truth.  If someone rejects us, it’s because they truly don’t know what they are doing. (Col. 1:26-28, Luke 23:24)         

Remember, when the Son sets us free, we’re really free. So, as they say, put that in your ‘pipe’ and smoke it today. 

Love!

Jamal Jivanjee 

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27 responses to The Myth of Separation

  1. The lie of separation is fuel for the religious fear merchants. The Living Truth is in direct conflict with their message of limited Love, limited salvation, and the constant need to ‘do’ something to win our Fathers heart.

    All is such a tiny word, but with huge meaning.

    ” For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died.

    And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.”

    Thank you Jamal for your beautiful ministry of Love!

  2. Good stuff, Jamal. I’ve said many times that the enemie’s most successful strategy against us is to make someone feel unworthy and therefore isolated (separated) from everyone else. This mindset cripples relationships and destroys community life.

    • Jamal Jivanjee May 14, 2014 at 3:21 pm

      Well said Mark. I’ve come to learn that the living stones are built and held together by love through relationship. Heavenly (kingdom) relationships cannot be made simply by effort, good intentions, or even agreement upon the same ideas or concepts. The Lord is the author of relationships, and we get the privilege of recognizing those relationships from Him that come by revelation. It takes freedom from the lies of separation to overcome the fear that keeps people from walking in these relationships. Whatever community life we have will simply be an extension of these divine relationships. Divine relationships are that important and are an often missing part of the conversation regarding community and body life. Thanks for reading Mark.

      • Jamal, in your comments regarding the Divine relationships you have expressed what my be one of the most misunderstood topics in all of His body. What you expressed here is pure gold. May The Lord of relationships reveal His beautiful intent, and may these relationships fulfill His perfect will.

        “Yet wisdom is justified by all her children.”

  3. DISCLAIMER – This post is my Third attempt at posting this. The first erased. The second wouldn’t post since I forgot to repopulate my name (Thus erasing post two) END Disclaimer.

    Spot on Jamal.

    Separation is the end game of Satan to drive all to the idea that they are alone. Alone, people are easy to destroy. Obviously any tactic of the devil is a lie and we are all equally targeted by his barrage of lies to achieve this deception. The result is the ceasing of being engaged in relationships and the cessation of engaging in new relationships. If Relationships are the marketplace economies where the currency of LOVE(AGAPE) is exchanged, and The Exchange cannot be stopped and the Currency does not have a limit, there is but one way to prevent the exchange and the infusion of more currency into this world. Steal the motivation of the exchange merchant of even going to the marketplace. If the Saint Merchants are convinced they are unwanted, no good, and hurt by the marketplace, they would lose all desire to go, and action follows desire. No Love would be exchanged in relationships and The lack of demand for Love would kill the Printing of more Love from the source. These merchants are instead holed up in their cells of their own creation having accepting their customized lies built just for them. While we can reject lies for so long, unless we die to self we will always be at risk. The root problem in this is the idea of self. If we are our own person we are valid targets for the accusations. If however we consider ourselves as dead, no longer living, but instead concealed within Christ, we are no longer a Target and Its applied to Christ. Christ is free of accusation. He cannot be convicted of anything but righteousness. There was not even condemnation on Him though he took our judgment (Ps 37). Therefore the Target applied to Christ cannot stick, much like a cheap duct tape knock off. How we think of ourselves will dictate whether or not there is even a foothold or beachhead for Satan to launch his attacks. I call this Galations 2:20 thinking. A true belief that we are dead, that we no longer live or have a self identity but that Christ Lives in us guiding us as Lord. If we believe this way, every accusation is delivered to Christ where it falls flat. In Christ I am no more, and I am what He is, righteous, loved, accepted and restored to authority. If being In Christ (Spiritually) is difficult to wrap your thoughts around, try this earthly example. Jesus is the Greatest VIP ever to enter the Most exclusive Club. With him is his Entourage. They bypass any lines or examination by the bouncers. They are approved, given a place within, supplied with everything the Club has to offer because of their companion. When the servants in the club are placing orders, they relay that it is for the VIP PARTY. Approved based on Him. Free to go to Market, and spend, Invest, and give away LOVE.

    • Jamal Jivanjee May 14, 2014 at 5:06 pm

      Jason,

      What beauty you have shared here. Thank you for taking the time to share, and sorry it took you three times to get it posted:( I’m glad you stuck it out, however!

      I am thankful that we don’t lose our uniqueness and individuality in Christ. Because our identity has been grafted into His, His original intention for us as His expression can actually be fulfilled in a way that was not possible when living under the lie and myth of separation.

      It’s really nice to be rich with the heavenly currency of love. Thanks for sharing here Jason!

      • Agreed that our Unique individuality is still evident within Christ. Saul Became Paul maintaining The majority. Abram, Abraham, AH inserted. Sarai Sarah also AH inserted. Who they were was infused with something different, Christ Himself. I believe (and this is totally an opinion) that The change of names was also purposed to help those who needed to think, no longer of their old selves. New Creations.

  4. Excellent. I am right there with you brother, no separation :)

    • Jamal Jivanjee May 14, 2014 at 5:32 pm

      Thanks for reading Seth! How are you these days? Just curious, about how far are you living from Ann Arbor?

  5. Jamal, this, once again, has spoken to me in the right way at the right time. Thank you for sharing this and it excites me to live in this freedom!

    • Jamal Jivanjee May 14, 2014 at 5:34 pm

      So glad Jennifer. You do live in this freedom. I think that’s why this post brought you to mind. Blessings to you:)

  6. Jamal, water to the soul today. . . apart from Christ, all too easy to fall to deception of lies and come up with so much that means less. Always seems like that Romans 8 mentions things without. . . the heart set on other than God and the sin we deliberately keep seem to separate us from what’s living. But even there God gives grace to be cleansed, draw near and enter in.

  7. Dear Jamal
    Our Lord revealed so much at the cross, yet, He reveals even more every second of every day as we learn how to live in union with Him who is our Resurrected Lord, our Life, our Truth and Way.
    Blessings XX
    Mia

  8. This is indeed a stunning truth my dearest Brother!!!! May we always dwell at the table of love feasting on the finest cuisine of being together sharing His life. I will definetly put that in my hookah pipe and smoke it up ;) love ya!

    • Jamal Jivanjee May 14, 2014 at 10:19 pm

      I love you too Jess. So honored to be eating at the table with you. Blessings to you and your wonderful family.

  9. YuP ! When I finally put this in my Hookah and drew in deeply this understanding I was able to release ALL those in the family of God that have hurt me and free MYSELF and began to understand the words of Jesus when he said ” For they know not what they do ” and so it goes and LOVE deepens :-D

  10. Kenneth Dawson May 14, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    I personally do not have any trouble with what you say..it’s beautiful..but what I do have trouble with is other people who say they are Christian but there is no unifying agape love coming out of them and thus we are separated. I guess all I can do is to ask Daddy if he will break
    Em.

  11. Such amazing Truth here bro. When you receive (agree with God) about who you are in Him, and Live from that place of Truth – you will be Free.

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