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The Binary Elements

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Binary means “consisting or composed of two.” (Webster). God set the Elements in binary order to illustrate our participation with Him, which is what a relationship is all about. Christians are many times told that God does not expect anything from them, but then they expect a relationship with God and are confused when nothing is happening. There is no reciprocation going on.
 
The reason for the binary Elements is to show us how reciprocation works on God’s level. One Element (the one on top) describes how God initiates towards us, and the other Element (the one on the bottom) describes our response.
 
For example, the Element of grace describes God’s initiation to communicate to man, and the Element of faith describes our response through yielding, or obedience. The binary Elements shows us that God designed salvation with our participation in mind. God designed the gospel with our reciprocation in mind. If God's participation was absent, or ours, what would the Spirit then work with?
 
Reciprocation in Kind
 
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Reciprocation is a form of response. We need to respond to God when He gives us the gift of grace. It is important that our reciprocation be “in kind”. Meaning, that we can’t give to God anything that is less than what He gave us. This requires discernment. We must make a distinction between grace and aspiration, for example. Otherwise, when God gives us grace we might return to Him our aspiration and God would refuse our reciprocation because it does not bear the likeness of Christ. Aspiration bears the likeness of the flesh.
 
You will find that the God-Code in you will be starving for expression and the worst thing to do is reach for the flesh to satisfy that hunger. Do you know what I mean? The natural man will love you for it, but your spiritual man will suffer because aspiration is a look-alike grace, a faux grace, a cheap imitation Satan has been selling the church for a long time.
 
Reciprocation in kind is a Christian doctrine taught by Apostle Paul, “God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting, ” (Galatians 6:7-8).
 
If you did not know that Satan took human aspiration and peddled it to the church as grace you would not know that you would be sowing to the flesh when you labored with aspiration. This is why it is important to know what the true grace of God is. Then you would not pay top dollar for the fake grace.
 
The reason why I am spending a bit of time on this is because grace is the first Element of the Gospel. It is the Primary Element. It runs through the veins of the Element Tree. If your grace is fake what do you think will happen to all the other Elements you are embracing, like sanctification and holiness and truth and charity? These will also be fake.
 
Learning the Binary Law of each Elements helps you to discern and defend the faith by placing discernment in the likeness of Christ for the New Covenant Christian.
 
Knowing that God planned that reciprocation be in kind is helpful. We can then understand that the same value He set in Christ for our redemption, He also placed in the tools of the covenant and each Element of the gospel for our experience.
 
All contact points that God selected in Jesus Christ reflect the pattern of Himself. Therefore, the Law of Reciprocation produces effectual contact to increase the soul in God’s virtue. The kingdom of God increases through Him, and our souls increase through Him--not apart from Him. That which the Spirit gives is sanctified and acceptable for reciprocation.
 
The binary value of the Elements of the Gospel is demonstrated through the action of our reciprocation. The Element below the bar will always depict a believer’s response, thus fulfilling the requirement of faith, that it is ‘in kind’, thus allowing the soul contact with God to know Him, love Him, serve Him, and fellowship with Him.
 
By the work of the Holy Spirit the soul is taking on the likeness of God as the virtues of Christ are formed within. This is God’s Intelligent Design for Christ-Centered Spiritual Transformation® (IDCCST®). Although there are many ways that man attempts to "reform" himself, yet our redemption is sealed in Jesus Christ. God planned for us to experience Christ-Centered Spiritual Transformation. God designed a plan for us to know Him, a plan for us to serve Him and fellowship with Him, and a plan for our souls to to take on the nature of Christ. This is Second Covenant teaching.
 
The Binary Elements
 
Grace and Faith
Righteousness and Justification
Sanctification and Holiness
Peace and Rest
Charity and Truth
Regeneration and the Renewing of the Mind
 
Grace and Faith
God issues grace to the soul to draw faith from the heart. Faith is not possible without grace because they share a binary relationship. God initiates contact for the purpose of reciprocation; therefore, He is in expectation of that reciprocation from us.
 
Righteousness and Justification
God placed His standard for faith in Jesus Christ. He is the pattern and record of our faith. So that when we reciprocate and measure our faith against Him we are justified, free from condemnation. Our faith mirrors Christ and the mind no longer struggles with condemnation.
 
Sanctification and Holiness
Sanctification shares a binary relationship with holiness. Sanctification is initiated by God who separates us from the world to Himself through the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Holiness shows our participation; we reciprocate by also separating ourselves from the world unto God. Again we see that God initiates in expectation of the believer’s response.  
 
Peace and Rest
Peace shares a binary relationship with rest. God initiates towards the believer with peace to assist us through the transition as the likeness of Christ is formed within. Our response is to labor with the things of Christ. If our peace is in Him so is our labor.
 
Charity and Truth
Charity shares a binary relationship with truth. God initiates towards us in His love made manifest by Jesus Christ and we reciprocate His love restricting our faith to the knowledge of Jesus Christ.
 
Regeneration and the Renewing of the Mind
Regeneration and the renewing of the mind share a binary relationship. God initiates the divine change by His power to teach us His perspective, to form Christ within, to make us a partaker of Him. We reciprocate by rehearsing, reflecting, and reciprocating the mind of Christ.

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