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Innocence is where God lives in us and outworks wonders. It is not perfection and needs tons of mercy. But our natural mind draws us out into the shadowy territory of harm outside the veil of separation where there is unforgiveness and conflict. An innocent heart anchors itself behind the veil with God. Hebrews 6:19 This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil.
Matt 9: 5…Which is easier, to forgive sins or to say rise up and walk…
Jesus begins to unveil a new reality into the earth from heaven – We are not seen as sinners, but as innocent. God always works miracles in a creative order that undo before they do. They undo darkness like it was undone in the beginning of creation. God said ‘let there be light’. Then came the cascade of creative action (the Universe and us and everything in between). God doesn’t see one miracle of creative order harder or bigger than another. Our purpose in life is to bring others into that same place of forgiveness and innocence with God. We see them as forgiven. That freedom and sense of purpose is their entitlement too, and it cannot be withheld from anybody. It is the good news.
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Luke 4:18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind…
The poor that Jesus spoke to believed they were entitled to nothing, no honour, no respect. The Pharisees were entitled to everything. That was a wrong sense of entitlement – one is advantaged and another suffers. That was not the way God saw things. In the world, on the shadow side of the veil, there are many, many offences caused by the battleground of entitlement – my entitlement versus your entitlement (QM). Our natural mind loves to try and manage all that stuff. However, from within the veil there is an offer of entitlement we can hold forth in which no one suffers because one person has already suffered all things to give us all an entitlement of all of his inheritance that does not diminish as it is shared - in fact it grows. We give away and we get more back.

Jesus offered the entitlement of his kingdom to the rich young ruler. Jesus didn’t spare the young man’s feelings but he didn’t speak harm – only untruth harms mind and spirit but truth and love always heals and repairs. That story is an extreme case and it seems to terrify us. Oh, what would happen if God asked that of me? But - it opens up the wonder of how great must the kingdom be? And is God just. We are left wondering what would have been the outcome if that loss/loss story had been different. What would have been the win/win result? This is not just about money.
What would have happened to his money? Would he dump his money by the bagful where the poor lived under bridges and let people scramble for it? When it was gone would he go and live under a bridge too? That rich young ruler had talent. Jesus could see that – he loved him. He would have become incredibly productive and creative. We are left wondering what his destiny might have been. He would have followed Jesus like Peter and the others. We have spiritual riches to give away.
Psalm 37:3 …Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, and he will help you. He will make your innocence radiate like the dawn, and the justice of your cause will shine like the noonday sun. Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act. Don’t worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes. Stop being angry! Do not lose your temper— it only leads to harm. For the wicked will be dealt with, but those who trust in the Lord will possess the land.
The sharing of entitlement through seeing people as forgiven brings people to God and the creative power of God. Innocence can touch harm with holy. One thought from God’s heart changes everything.

Isaiah 58:6 Undo the heavy burdens. Let the oppressed go free, and remove the chains that bind people.
“Then your salvation will come like the dawn…Then your light will shine in the darkness and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon…The Lord will guide you continually giving you water…like an ever-flowing spring… You will be known as a repairer of the breach and a restorer of paths to walk in.

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