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Big Jesus At Pride

Big Jesus wins award for the 'best community entry' in the parade.

                         

We had a unique perspective on Jesus, His fame and renown. If the crowds were silenced even the stones would have cried out to Him. This must be what it was like for Jesus to enter Jerusalem, re-enacted for the benefit of his LGBT people... What does this say for us and for Him?  

Photos of ‘Big Jesus’ appeared in ‘The Guardian’ photos of Pride around the world!

https://witness.theguardian.com/assignment/53e8a957e4b0380cb18e4165?page=3 


We are following current advice and are stopping all Liberty meetings. We encourage everyone to keep in touch with each other as this will be a difficult time. Don't hesitate to contact us when you need to. JXX n NXXX

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Extracts from 'The Story of Isaac Continued  

Three times it is recorded that ‘in Isaac shall your seed be chosen’. When scripture repeats something we need to take notice.

Paul writes in Gal 3:16 The promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. The Scripture does not say "and to seeds", meaning many people, but "and to your seed", meaning one person, who is Christ Jesus.

Gal 3: 29 If you are in Christ Jesus, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

Jesus is ‘the seed’ singular and we are ‘the seed’ singular. We are one seed with and in Jesus. United with Jesus we are chosen along with Jesus and joint heirs of the promises.

In union with Jesus we are spiritually descended from Isaac. We inherit his promises, not because of our behaviours or our achievements but as Ro 4:13 says like our father Abraham through ‘the righteousness given by God that comes through faith.’

A programme about Black History examined the ancestors of a Bristol man. He was white but his DNA showed he had African ancestry. He found out that he was descended from a freed slave in Bristol in the 1700’s.

It is estimated that 3 million British people have an ancestor who was a freed slave. Many now look white and are unaware of their African ancestry.

In Roman times AD43 there was a Roman African regiment that guarded Hadrian's Wall. Many had children with local British women and so their descendants carry African DNA even though they appear white.

Most of us don’t really know who our ancestors are or where we come from.

But I do know that, along with all my sisters and brothers in Christ Jesus, is that our spiritual ancestor is Isaac because the supernatural seed Jesus was descended from him.

The chosen spiritual seed of Abraham gave spiritual life to what was spiritually dead.

The life of God was in the seed, the life of God is in Jesus, and the life of Jesus is in us.

Jesus said, Joh 10:10 ‘I have come to give you God life’

In Mat 17:1-2 Jesus took three disciples onto a mountain and He suddenly changed appearance and his face shone like the sun and his robe became as white as light.

This incredible light is what the Apostle Paul saw on the road to Damascus.

Bright shining white light symbolises purity and righteousness. The disciples saw Jesus’ robe of righteousness and it was dazzling. This is the same mind blowing divine holiness and purity God clothes us with, when he covers us with His robe of righteousness.

We have the gift of God’s own perfect holiness, not a man made imperfect holiness.

Today God sees the same incredible, supernatural robe of righteousness covering us.

We can’t see the glory of God but it is there, Jesus has given it to us… and God sees it.

When the veil of our humanity is taken away we shine like the sun reflecting the glory of Jesus, because we now wear the robe of His righteousness.

Occasionally God opens our spiritual eyes to see this. A young man came to Liberty several years ago. He had experienced terrible guilt all his life about being gay. He started to discover grace and began to shed the guilt.

One day he came into church and told Nina he kept having this picture in his mind’s eye of him dressed in this beautiful white robe shining with light that was almost blinding. The picture wouldn’t go away and he loved looking at it but didn’t know what it was. Nina said ‘Its your robe of righteousness. Its how God sees you’. That picture helped him to know on a very deep level that he was totally acceptable to God. It helped him to be totally free to be himself with God.

I began by saying that three times it is recorded that ‘in Isaac shall your seed be chosen’.

God gave ability to the inability of Sarah, Abraham’s wife and Isaac’s mother. The supernatural life of God was given in birth to Isaac.

The supernatural life in the chosen seed was given in birth to Jesus. The supernatural life in the chosen seed was given in new birth, to us the saints, the holy ones of God.

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