One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
The bottle while claiming to be special and confer religious status is an example of a gospel that contains believers in separation - separation from God, from themselves and from other Believers. This is the kind of un-gospel that Isaiah and Jesus spoke of with their intention to set the captives free. How strange that a religion could be concocted out of re-binding believers in captivity.
Gina’s bottle was an example of eyes blinded by cunningly devised fables, adherence to a different christ to the Christ of God and baptism into another gospel that is not just a different Christian perspective. It is a distortion of the apostle’s teaching. Gina got her identity from this bottle. That’s why she clung to it like an oyster on a wharf pylon. But it was an identity that negated her identity as daughter and defined her as a daughter of the slave woman.
This identity offered an imagined status in life - but unfortunately an identity that ran counter to Christ, an identity which separates from the Body and results in erecting walls of denial in order to keep out the inconvenient truth: The truth that Christ alone is our life, that the law is dead and that we are alive as the manifestation of the trinity in us. Don’t leave your inheritance in the ground in favour of bottles’ claiming that Jesus is a hard man and that you will do it your way. Your way is a dead end. His way is the new and living way that is infinite in spirit and life.
‘But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let them be under God's curse!’ Gal 1.8 NIV.
Today you have a spirit-life in you, the person of Jesus who manifests as you and accompanies you wherever you are. You are continually graced by His life as yours and infused by the Spirit with His nature as your persona and humanity.
“In the new covenant, the spirit of the resurrected God-Man in glory has come into time and space, not only to be among and upon members of the believing community, but also to inhabit them, to be in union with their human spirit. This never happened in the history of humanity until the first time at Pentecost. It has been the order of the day ever since.” (1)
This is the inheritance you have. You are a manifestation of Jesus. You are always in life and surrounded by His life. There is no time where He is not and no place where he does not dwell. Most important of all He dwells in you!
(1) Crosby, Stephen. The New Testament Prophet: Understanding the Mind, Temperament, and Calling (Kindle Locations 1219-1222). . Kindle Edition.