The Meaning of Union 19 by David Heisler
The Child sees his “Christian” life as how it benefits him; “My sins are forgiven”, “I’m going to Heaven”. The Young Man also sees his “Christian” life as how it benefits him; “I am strong” – “I know the bible” – “I can whip the devil”. Or worse – the Young Man can get into doing this or that to obtain “blessings” or “wealth” or “health” or whatever. The Young Man can be very self-centered.
The Father is different. He knows the difference between the improved life and the replaced life. The difference should be clear. The Child or Young Man does not understand that he is in fact dead – crucified with Christ. “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live ; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me …” [Gal. 2.20] He doesn’t understand that one that is dead cannot in any way improve. “For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.” [Col. 3.3]
So the Child or Young Man may go many years, perhaps the rest of his life trying to improve or be better at his Christianity. The Father knows the truth. By revelation and intuition the Father knows that just as surely as he has been crucified with Christ, he has now been replaced in his spirit by God’s Spirit. The replacement is not partial nor is it temporal. The replacement is permanent and complete with no lack and no room for improvement.
More on that in Part 20