The River of Life. Knowing what to hold on to, and what to let go. Being washed from the things that detain and entertain us away from our Heavenly calling and our inheritance of Eternal life and all that entails in the here and now. A huge price was paid at the cross for us to have some things.
The name Mt Hermon comes from the complicated verb חרם (haram), meaning to designate someone to one the two possible ways the afterlife can be experienced. (Presumably life or death).
Let’s look at how God embedded His gospel message to us into the landscape using Mt Hermon, the River Jordan, the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea, for the Hebrews of those who have “crossed over” to the other side, being one of the those two choices.
The river Jordan flows from Mount Hermon delivering the waters with two choices that make up the Jordan River.
The name; Jordan comes from the Hebrew ירדן Yarden, meaning “to go down”, relating to the Jordan River flowing from the snow melted waters of Mt Hermon, that goes through the land of Israel and side skirts Jerusalem. The Jordan river is the water source for The Sea of Galilee and has its final destination in the Dead Sea, which is ironically the lowest elevation on planet Earth.
We see here embedded in the Land and the Hebrew language, the preservation of the progression and the purpose of the gospel. To offer to humanity one of two choices, life or death.
Only the Creator could do this in such a way, and have all the coinsiding terms embedded into the landscape. This is amazing!
You can see the Jordan River flows from Mount Hermon into the Dead Sea as one the two, and last options, the one with least resistance, and is the default conclusion for those who did not respond to the other option of life.
For the option other than the Dead Sea, one must go down into the river Jordan (for to go down is its name) to be washed and come out clean from the debris of life, the head waters, and all the obstacles picked up along the way. The common the for that today is baptism. This is a picture of baptism, as the other choice, other than the Dead Sea.
It was the Hebrews, a word meaning; those who have crossed over (presumably to life as the other option), who chose to cross through the waters, to be washed from the certain death and all its entanglements that destine them for the Dead Sea.
Cross-over, correlates to the word; baptism. Baptism simply means to be washed from death to walk in newness of life as taught by Paul in the book of Romans.
It was with Moses successor, being Joshua, a name that means; the saving one who saves (savior), and a deliverer as one who leads us into the promise land after our being washed from the certain death.
The name Joshua is from the Hebrew name Yeshua translated into the New Testament name Jesus. So Jesus means Joshua, from Yeshua, meaning; one who saves and delivers, and Joshua is the one who brought the Hebrews out of death, symbolized by them crossing the river Jordan.
They were baptised through the Jordan River to be cleansed from the old ways that lead to death, to be washed from that death, to cross over to Eternal life, to be free to go on into their inheritance in the promise land, the land where the promises of God have their fufillment.
So that we don’t get the idea that we need to move to Israel to have this new life, the writer of the book of Hebrews, put it like this “8 For if [b]Joshua had given them rest (in the land after dividing it among them), then He would not afterward have spoken of another day.
Showing us that these are all just pictures of invisible realities in the spirit, made physical and walked out in a carnal way for our learning and a deeper understanding of the invisible things that are contained in the gospel.
It is these pictures previous generations had to pass on the gospel message, however today we have Gods Holy writ call the gospel and scripture to convey these invisible realities.
The gospel message promises eternal living to those who have their old nature with all its baggage, to trade it in by unloading it into the Jordan river, through the process called Baptism, to come up to walk in newness of life.
This pictures the resurrection whereby Jesus Christ crossed over death first for us on the cross, being our crossover from death to life, so that now being washed clean, we can walk in a new life of the spirit.
This is why we profess at our baptism, our crossover, to bury our old self, and recieve our new self that’s guided now not by fear or guilt, but by the gift of Gods Holy Spirit that is in us.
If you remember, it was when John the Baptist baptised Jesus, the Heavenly Father said for the first time since Adam sinned “this is My Beloved Son in whom I am well pleased”. And because we associated with Christ’s cross as our crossover to newness of life, when we go to the Father He says, this is My Beloved in whom I am well pleased. Because we associated with Christ’s death for a new life, we get the Father too. To be “in Christ” is the washing and regeneration of Gods Holy Spirit called Eternal Life. Our Heavenly Father now only sees His Son in us. Thats what it means to be “in Christ”.
Now let’s look at walking in the promise land.
The true Israel of God according to scripture is Gods only Begotten Son as defined here in Exodus 4.22. where God says “Israel is My Firstborn Son”. That Christ after the cross is the true Israel and promise land of God, and not the twelve tribes or a piece of land on earth. They too, like the pictures you are seeing here today, are just pictures of Gods neet reality for us of life in the spirit, just underneath carnal perseptions, that we use to understand God and the Eternal giftings better.
Yeshua or Jesus as commonly known today, is that promised land we are to participate in now. As the new covenant concurres that “all the promises of God are yes and amen in Christ” the true promised land associated with “The Kingdom of God at hand” and not some silly pilgrimage on planet Earth. These pictures described here work just fine.
To be “in Christ” is to be “in the promise land” of spirit and truth. The land and the things shown here only symbolize and demonstrate in picture form, of the invisible realities and promises of God in the Spirit, for those who are born of the spirit to thereby grow in understanding. This is spiritual food.
(Please read John chapter 3 for better understanding of this)
Just as a side note: the names Joshua and Jesus originate from the same Hebrew name “Yeshua”. The Hebrew language does not have a “J” sound. The old testament Joshua and Yeshua were just a picture of Gods Son who leads us into the land. That’s why they have the same name.
For this reason Joshua had to baptize the generation after Moses who had not been baptized through the Red Sea.
For us, the river Jordan represents a timeline for the gospel that goes through earthen Israel first. Like Paul said “to the Jew first, then also to the gentiles. Not that the Jews are regarded as better, but showing us the wrong way to do it. It is not a physical matter, but a spiritual one that requires faith. The old way couldn’t produce that. Hence “the new and living way” brought to us “in Christ”.
And as Paul said to the Jews of his time saying “since you have judged yourself unworthy for the gospel, we are taking it to the Gentiles”, as the next place in the progression of the gospel. Like the Jordan River goes to the sea of Galilee, symbolizing the gentiles, and all nations.
Galilee means nations and is synonymous with the gentiles and is really quite fitting given that the original promise to Abraham was that “in you all the nations (means nations, gentiles and Galilee) of the earth shall be blessed. And that is where the Jordan River flows, into Galilee and not to Jerusalem. It only side skirts Jerusalem.
People were leaving Jerusalem to be baptized by John the Baptist through they Jordan. Scripture says of these who departed Jerusalem because they doubted their legitimacy”And they will hear it”.
For this testimony we can confirm in the book of The Revelation where “every tribe, nation and tongue were present worshiping the Lamb. No nation was regarded over another or they would have been lifted up in that account, but they weren’t.
This is why John the Baptist at the river Jordan, spoke to the Jews and said “who hath warned you to flee from the coming wrath of God?” Showing us that they knew it was time to disassociate from that Jerusalem the Jews and their places and practices.
That is why the River Jordan side skirts Israel, even to this day. They have to be saved in the same fashion as anyone else as just another Nation. Even as Paul taught in Galatians “26 For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ (the land of promises when you come up out of the water) have put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Just as Joshua baptised in the Jordan and with the time of the Jews being over, at the time of Christ all were coming out of Jerusalem, going to John the Baptist who said “who has warned you to flee from the wrath of God”. They knew that they had to make a break with Jerusalem because of her pending doom, from the abominations taking place in her at the time of her fulfillment (another word for “expiration” as also used for the dead. As also confirmed by scripture “all the law and the prophets were up untill John the Baptist. Now the Kingdom is preached and all are entering”.
Those who came out of that Jerusalem, went back to the beginning of the gospel we see imaged in Joshua/Jesus for Baptism through the Jordan River for repentance unto salvation and newness of life like Joshua first showed the 12 tribes, after the botched attempt with Moses, who could only gander the promises from Mt Nebo right before his body died. Ironically “Nebo” means; spokesperson and prophet, because that is only as far as the old testament takes you, on an overview. But they having the promises, never claimed the reality the promises describe. And why didn’t they claim them? Because they would not do so by faith. But like it says in Hebrews, we who do believe have entered.
Those who fled Jerusalem in the time of Christ, recognized it as an image but not the very fulfillment. That is why they were baptized by John, aligned with Joshua. Just as he provided a do-over after Moses. They wanted one too. For us, we have a new and living way made clear in the New Covenant, Testament and contract of God.
So you can cross over, or recieve the other option of life signified from Mt Herndon of the two ways offered, that makes its final deposit into the dead sea, or sea of the dead, of those who failed to cross over into “The land of promise” and our Savior.
Another snap shot of the crossover was with Moses being baptised by being put in a basket to go through the marsh to be rescued and adopted by the Pharaoh’s daughter.
But probably more ironic than that is the meaning of the word “Hebrews” itself means “crossed over” as those who have crossed over. So we know those who associated with being Hebrew, identified as those who have crossed over, like we do if you understand the ceremonial step to go down in the water (any water) to wash off the old. Just like the Ethiopian in the Book of Acts. So what we know of baptism in our day, has been around since the beginning.
A Race of Kings and Soveriegns.
The human race has a God given objective of producing a harvest of those who are uniquely re-imaged like God.
Scripture tells us that the elect, of those whom He has selected, are to Rule and Reign with Jesus Christ. That we are joint heirs of the things of God, our Heavenly Father.
Meaning that we are kings and sovereigns too. That we have excecutive power and decision making abilities. As those who co-rule and co-reign with Christ, we can make our own choices with our inheritance on the who’s where’s what’s and when’s with our portion of the shared Kingdom of God of multiple co-sovereigns.
And because Yeshua/Jesus Christ came first to save (that’s what His name means). He earned that right and gave it to us as part of our inheritance to use at will in accordance with His purposes after our inauguration. Do we too can say, this one and that one is mine.
We do however have our testings before hand, but He has held nothing back from those He shares His title with. We are indistinguishably one “in Christ”.
With the title comes responsiblities and He doesn’t give us any task we are not able to do, who also empowers us to do so. He gave the right to be His offspring” (progeny). Not of any merit on our own, but because of the mere fact that He said so. He gave it to us by way of willing it to us by means of the New Covenant contract signed with His blood. He’s this serious.
If you’ve followed us this far, maybe you are of this sort, if you are not held back by doubt, fear, laziness or love of this age, and you are willing to receive it, because “as many as received Him? To them He gave power to become just like Him, even to those who (simply) believed in His name”. Are you getting this? Can you hear the Heavenly calling saying “come up hither”.
And from Revelation 2 Christ said
26 And those who overcome, and keep My works until the end (showing your current participation), to them I will give power over the nations— (This is the inauguration)
27 ‘He shall rule them with a rod of iron; (impunity)
They (the enemies) shall be dashed to pieces like the (unwanted) potter’s vessels’—as I also have received from My Father”. This He gives to us who He has prepared.
So when this age is over, and the elements have been removed with a fervent heat (2 Peter 3.10), it is those of us, who “have pressed in to lay hold of why Christ laid hold of us”. Us who have taken Him at His word “as beholding in a mirror the Glory of the Father, we are transformed from His Glory to His Glory to His self same image and likeness as by the Spirit”. 2 Corinthians 3.18
He is the place the Glory resides. And when Christ said “I go to prepare a place for you, that where I go, you may be too”, who also said “and where I go, the way you know” and we did. Who also said “I will come back and recieve you to Myself” and He did because He said “Lo I am with you always” we didn’t have very far to go. When Christ said this word, it was as instantaneous as when He said “Let there be light” and there was. This is His trademark and signature move that “It is finished” and His Spirit departed from His man. He left that way to show us how to do it.
This is how we earned this right. Not by physical means but as it were, by inheritanced through the New Will and Testament. We humbly accept the gift given at such a great cost, the cross. Thank You Heavenly Father!
You cannot add to it or top it off. You can only receive it, not to hide it, but to learn how to use it while you are in your Transfiguration mode.
The writer of Hebrews wrote of those recieving their finishing touches “of whom the world is not worthy of”, who in their patience knew that “God having provided something better for us, that they should not be made perfect apart from us”. They are cheering on your completion of the gospel in yourself for this greater association. This is “since you are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses” who are cheering us on. We have a living audience
For this reason “Jesus Christ was the first born among many offspring” (meaning there are more like Him) while He was flesh, so we know the flesh is not the hindrance but a hardened heart and a distracted mind is. He obtained that right for us by becoming one of us and shattering the barrier of the great (carnally) unknown. We assume His right and gift by putting Him on, one attribute at a time, untill “we are complete in Him who is head (and controller) over all principalities and powers”. And know we are done when we’ve experienced and excersized it even in this age.
You have to have been human to judge humans. And you have to be God to be a righteous judge. He became human (not His natural self) to obtain that title, then returned to His natural self. For this reason He has the ability to share all that with whomever He selects, meaning the elect.
He has chosen to share that with us the Elect. This is true god-like-ness. He has chosen us who’ve received His Glory to share in His tasks. There is no greater task or calling.
The parable of the man with 5 talents and gained 5 more explains it like this “21 His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord”. Showing us a return of at least double on our efforts of patients and perseverance of pressing into the Kingdom. There is nothing lackidaisical about this.
And in the parable of sowing and reaping, some harvested 5 fold, 10 fold 100 fold and more” so you know it’s value compounds exponentially.
Even as it says in Revelation 1. To Him who [b]loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, 6 and has made us [c]kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.” So we can see here too that it is not a temporary employment.
Paul said “Know ye not that ye shall judge angels? How much more things that pertains to life”. Showing us the spectrum of our duties. (1 Corinthians 6.3) And “He has not put the realm we speak of in subject to angels but man. Who is man that you would consider them for this task? (Hebrews 2)
And from Obediah “Then saviors shall come to Mount Zion (or Heavenly Jerusalem, Hebrews 12.22) To judge the mountains of Esau, And the kingdom shall be the Lord’s.” This too is a forshadowing of the invisible.
These are testimonies of a plurality of sovereigns and judges of those doing the Fathers business, the family business, not of saving. There is but one accredited with accomplishing that task.
Just as an apple tree bears apples and an orange tree oranges, so too the Fathers tree called the cross. The Christ of the cross, bears offspring uniquely like Him. Not the crusified Jesus, but the resurrected, ascended, then seated in Glory, this is the final destination of the gospel.
It is those who laid our old self at the cross by faith, considering it dead with no need to pander to it, having then come up heaven-ward, we cease not our ascention until the Father sees we are done.
As the psalmist said “I shall not cease untill I awake in thy likeness” speaking of Gods fullness, being his reflection in the mirror we call the Spirit.
So when it comes time to sift through the debris of the ages, it is us who have sifted through our own debris to end up “in Christ” with Christ. It is us who are empowered to collaborate with Christ as His co-sovereigns. We have the excecutive power to say who advances Heaven-ward to their reward, and who does not. Why? Because He has prepared and empowered us to fulfill His sayings. We are the Body of Christ.
Even as Christ promised through John in The Revelation, that “To them that overcome I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.”
He overcame at His temptation where He turned down the offer of recieving earthly kingdoms.” Besides, they were already His.
We have become “a Kingdom of priests and kings” without subordinates. And we all have our Mephibosheths, our crazy man at the Gardarenes, and our woman taken in the very act of adultery in our care, “and the gates of Hell shall not prevail”.
We have the parable of the Eagle brooding over the carcasses as being a sign of where and when this would take place. “Wherever the eagles are gathered, there the carcasses shall be”.
Eagles don’t eat road kill! So their interest is not in the carcass. Our interest is in the vultures who were distracted in the bait and stepped into the trap.
The (overcomer) eagles are gathered because the vultures descended (opposite of ascending), and left open a vortex for the last ones to ascend.
We are the watchers and the holy ones who have, at the behest of the Holy Spirit, reincerted ourselves into our rightful due, in the heavens that Satan clamored up into with Adams fall from that realm. But Jesus Christ said “I beheld Satan fall like lightening from Heaven” to help us understand the game plan.
We are now seated far above all principalities and powers. The Eagles in their perch now prepare for the final chapter to wrap this up. Jesus Christ doesn’t do this. He is seated waiting for His enemies to become His footstool” because He has given us this task as scripture says “in that day when He comes to be Glorified is His Saints”, because we are His eyes and His ears and His members of His body. “We are now His members, citezines and saints, built up a habitation of God in the Spirit. Having been built upon the foundation laid of the Apostles and the Prophets, Jesus Christ the Chief cornerstone and we are living stones.
This is the purpose, the anticipation and the conclusion of the work of God in this age, us, the Elect. Then the books will opened and recited from. Then the rest of humanity will be judged according to their works as seen here. (Revelation 22) 12 And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before [c]God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books”. You may ask what books? We know. We are those books because we are those who have kept His words and made them our own. That makes us co-owners and co-heirs of the things of God. For “in the beginning was the Word. The word was with God and the word was God” and we? Became word too, this is true God-like-ness
But for now? The Kingdom of God is still, at hand, but the time is short because the time is coming when it will be said 11 He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him [e]be righteous still; he who is holy, let him be holy still.” That time has stopped and change has ceased and everyone is set in their way.
Amen, and Amen!
Terms and conditions of our Transfiguration. The Recognition of who we are and where we are going.
The way the Almighty God relates to us is with vanacular common to us. We call them parables and similes, sounds like and looks like, but not really like. Because God is different in make-up and design, He created a link between Himself and ourselves called the gospel.
This is our elevator, transporter and go between. Because God is everywhere all the time, the only barrier between Him and us are misunderstandings passed on to every one by the fall at the Garden of Eden and by mental constructs you adopt, but the gospel clears this all up.
It is these misunderstandings that we must climb up and clammer out of, as our duty to the truth revealed to us through the Gospel and made known to us by Gods Holy Spirit, who takes us to the very presence of the Father. As Paul said “I plead with you by the mercies of God, be ye reconciled to the Father!” Reconciled is a word that means; to he made one with.
This is why we were instructed to “boldly go to the throne room of grace”, as a frequent visitor, to receive what we need in time for change.
That’s what the parable of the demon possessed man in the Gadarenes who encountered Jesus/Yeshua Christ is about. After a short time with Christ, the man was soon seen seated in his right mind.
This is a picture of what the gospel does to each one of us, and fulfills Paul’s words given to us in Ephesus saying “4 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised (resurrected) us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ “.
Then since these things are yours, not if but since, you need to view the parable of the man at the Gardarenes as a description of what happens to each one of us (each one in their own order, and not at a collective 2nd coming. (1 Corinthians 15.)
23 But each one in his own order: Christ, then the firstfruits, then afterward those who are Christ’s at His (consecutive) comings. Then comes the (final) end when He delivers up the Kingdom to the Father”. This is when the gospel expires.
So then you must learn to believe to receive, then to activate and appropriate the gift given at such a high price paid at the cross, lest you insult the gift giver. For then the gift giver becomes a taker and you find yourself unchanged and undaunted.
This is why He comes to some as a thief in the night because the spirit of their minds remain darkened to His ubiquitous presence because they were expecting someone physical. There is no place for Gods word to take root in a darkened mind of rejection, because they won’t let the light of life in. That’s the construct the Son of God appeared to Paul with. The light brighter than the sun.
That’s why Christ said “who then is the wise steward whom the Lord will find them watching? Blessed is that one for so God will make them ruler over all He has”. We know this because each time He comes, we receive from Him something new. From Him and it’s not if this age. (Luke 17.22)
This was another parable given for you to know what you really have as becoming an Elect, of those who take God at His word, implimented it and deployed it. We remove obstacles and put things back in place.
That’s what scripture is really for. All the old covenant accounts, walked out and put into stories, is for us to understand the invisible, while the New Covenant gives us Gods things in writing, to help us fill in the blanks of our understanding for us to become complete.
Scripture is a map of the invisible for those blinded or asleep to Him who wisks about you at will, in hopes that you will just look up. Not like to the Sun. But in the regions of your mind. As Paul described his encounter as the light brighter than the noon day sun as something from another dimension we call the Heavens (of the mind). That is where the bright light hit him and the place of his awakening by Him who wisks around at will.
That one ounce of the Eternal far out weighs all of time and matter associated with the 6 days of creation because long after the creation has expired in purpose and been recalled, that ounce of Eternity will still be around.
For this reason our mind needs the expanse of the Holy Spirit to hold all that God has given us. And because God is Spirit and Truth, the Holy Spirit is more than suitable for the task. She has been on standby since the beginning as the One who “brooded over the face of the waters” anticipating our arrival (resurrection) to these truths.
It is for this cause that “we as beholding the Lord as in a mirror, are being transfigured into His self same image, from the Glory to that Glory as by (the deposit God has given us in) the Spirit.
For this reason Paul also said “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ” as a foregone conclusion.
There is a corralation between creations. Things of the world only have a resemblance to the Heavenly, by way of contrasts.
For this reason we are transfigured, transformed and translated to His realm by the renewing the spirit of our mind to the things of God. (Romans 12.1) To become fully awake, aware and interactive with the One who is “at hand”, who is within reach to humans not carnally but to the understanding by way of being rescripted. Meaning, to have your mind re-fitted, formatted and re-scribed by scripture. That’s an erasing of old belief’s for new.
Even as Christ promised in John, “if you receive My words and My words abide in you, I and the Father will come to you and make our home in you”, and so they have. And since “In the beginning was the word, the word was with God and the word was God, He was in the beginning with God”. When God sees a reflection of Himself of His only Begotten in us (called word), God relates to us as if we are the only Begotten too. Because of this we are joint heirs.
And good for us, God takes no account to the person carrying this package. This is why Christ appeared as a peasant on a donkey. We go to Him in Christ’s name and that’s all He sees, not being the one on the donkey, but who he was inside. This is where and who we become, and there is no reconning of the past. That was dealt with at the cross.
This is what we are trying to tell you. This is for your Transfiguration. For your transition from here to their (being here with us), and the reason for the Gospel. Even as Paul said “I am not ashamed of the gospel message of Jesus Christ for it is the power (dunamus from the Greek meaning, power plant) of God for salvation” start to finish. Even as Peter said “receiving the end of your faith, the salvation of your soul (meaning your invisible part fully intact connected to the Father). And from Paul, I plead with you with the mercies of God, be ye reconciled (reconnected) to the Father. For God made Him who knew no sin, to becomes (our) sin, for us to become (a duplicate copy of) His righteousness in the Him”. In the here and now before your carnal experience expires.
The gospel has its completion in you, in the here and now before your physical expiration. Which is more aptly understood as being unplugged from your carnal experience.
And much like awakening from a bad dream to remember that you are imaged just like God, as was first given to Adam the same way as us, through Gods word.
How else could it said that “of His fullness we have all received and grace upon grace” as heaping helpings over flowing for your indulgences into the things of Gods Holy Spirit.
Scripture is given for us to associate, or better yet, to interphase with Him who said “Lo I am with you always, even to the ends of the age”. But you cannot see this reality of God the Father or His Son or Holy Spirit, or even us for that matter, because they are Ubiquitous in nature, meaning every where all the time. They are presented in word form for the consumption in the mind. “For all things are open and exposed to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do”. And if we receive the things from the mouth of God, we get the same immediacy as when He said “Let there be light” or to the sleeping dead, “rise up and walk” or “Laserus, come forth.
However, because of this, we can see them with the eyes of our inner understanding as being something different than the eyes in our head that look out.
Again from Paul that ” 18 the eyes of your (inner) understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power 20 which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead (and ascended Him up, as the power that is in us) and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come. + Ephesians 1.17)
The resurrection and the ascention is the two portion package of salvation that’s starts with an understanding of baptism, not just an act. The act doesn’t save you.
This is how we interact with God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. And because “God is Spirit and God is Truth” we must learn to abide in that realm to fully associate and assimilate with what they have more fully. To put on the things He has given to us that are there. To “put on Christ”. That “in Him dwells the fullness of the Godhead body, and you are complete in Him” if you’ve learned to assimilate the gift in this way. Until the realization and the actualization is complete and you are competently using the things He has given you from His realm and His reality of something different from the carnal experience on planet earth.
Even as Peter quoted from the old Covenant that was true for the and as well for us to, to “be ye Holy as I am Holy”. Meaning to be full of Gods things with no impurities. “You cannot partake of the table of Christ and of demons”. To be flushed out with the old, and become wells of living waters of the new. Even as He told the woman at the well “whoever believes in Me, out of their inner being will burst forth rivers of living waters”. Are you getting this? This is yours too, if necessary to stir you up by jealousy. That you may “reach out to lay hold of why Christ laid hold of you”.
For even Lot a righteous man tormented his own soul by seeing and hearing the lawless deeds of the wicked”. He lost his focus and became distracted by the barrage of illusions. Check yourself wether you are in the faith or not.
We have been instructed to “put on the new man in the image of Him who created us”. Of Christ “whom no man has seen nor can see (1 Timothy 6.16. This is our object of transfiguration, one revelation at a time.
Here is what the Greek word “Koinania” is all about. It is translated as “fellowship”. It is a social intercourse. A discourse whereby the transferance of Gods things takes place from Him to us. Because it is not carnal we can’t show it to you any other way than our Father does which is word, Gods word called His Son, integrated in our invisible parts to wholely interact with them now. That’s what “the Kingdom of God at hand” is in reference to.
Yes the gospel message is our imbelicle cord, meant to be understood as a conduit and a pipeline. It is the very delivery mechanism of things from God to us, to be assimilated first for our preponderance, then activated both by faith to become the new you re-imaged like Him.
However many have stifled the message because they just cannot believe until they are domething. They are now waiting for a next work of God they call a second coming, thinking God will save them from their short comings at the second coming, a phrase that’s not found once in scripture.
They are completely closed to what we say, and miss out on the provisions God has given us for today. For if He said “I will never leave you or forsake you”. How then is it you feel left out? You’re listening to the wrong type of saving of another savior and are left here to flounder until he gets here. Not so with the true God and Savior of scripture. They do things right the first time. That is what righteous means.
Hebrews 11.1 has this to say about our reliance on the invisible. Now faith is the [a]substance of things hoped for, the [b]evidence that there are things not seen. By this the elders obtained a good rapport with God”.
Meaning, we cannot provide for you the proof you need in a court of law with facts, or physical findings because physical God is not or God would not be Ubiquitous and timeless. He would be bound by His own creation and that’s not gonna happen.
Even as Hebrews 13.8 says “Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever” describing His original unchangable constitution.
“God is Spirit and Truth and seeketh such. He would have to have a locality with maybe an address and a zip code, but that won’t happen either. Otherwise how could our Savior make good on His promise to “never leave us or forsake us”? A task He carries out for each of us simultaneously even till this day.
Some may have questions to the validity of that statement, but if you’ve experienced feeling abandoned, and we all have, it is usually because you don’t know how to stay under His covering of protections, provisions and care and have fled to others for social safety and social security and those are the counterfeits. They will disappoint you.
Don’t be discouraged if you are feeling exposed right now (naked like Adam). Because your spot is still here with the Father. You can still return for a full portion from the Father, we did.
That’s what repent means. To turn on your heals, make an about face and God will meet you right where you are.
Like the prodigal son. The Father met him right where he was at. He was then seen back home feasting with his family as you are invited to do even now. The Fathers arms are wide open.
Now here’s the first truth you have to understand crystal clear. God spoke through His Son to the rejected genome of the Jews saying “seeing with their eyes they see not and hearing with their ears they hear not for it is with the heart, be soul and mind that we must see and hear to assimilate the things of God”.
And this is a main point we would like to embellish today.
If you can learn to receive these things by faith, you can enter “the land of promise” being our place with God “in Christ” different from the, promised land on earth called Israel.
What they had was pictorial. What we have is the invisible place where we assimilate the promises. Even as Paul said that “all the promises of God are yes! and amen! “in Christ”, which is Gods true Israel and not a people or a place on planet Earth. (Exodus 4.22) Thus sayeth the Lord, Israel is My Son, My Firstborn”. We know Him as Yeshua and Jesus. He is the land where all the promises have their reality confirmed.
To walk in His promises is not in a place like a city country or a state, but a state of mind where we hold these truths and activate them by faith as things we have received and implimented at the behest of Gods Holy Spirit. Even as Jesus Christ says that “the spirit will take what is mine and declare it to you”. Yes, the same one who in the beginning said “let there be light” says this. He declared creation.
That declaration is the activation for the realization that Gods word is true for us today. The only waiting or hesitation is in your understanding. For some of us that wait has been over for years. Not as bragging but giving you certainty. In us dwells the fullness of the Godhead body” because He said so. And “we are complete in Him who is head over all principalities and powers”. What are you afraid of?
To bring your inheritance down to an expectation on earth is to cheapen it. It is to spend it. “For all the earth and all its works will be burned for the Eternal to remain” so don’t spend it here. That is like throwing it away.
For this reason, if you use it here you will loose it. But “those who loose their lives for My sake, will gain life for Eternity”. Because you left it where it belongs “in Christ” where all our treasures belong.
We who are “in Christ” have made the distinction. We have as it were, moved into Gods Heavenly Kingdom and made it our home. As He promised to those who overcome He makes pillars in the house of our God. We uphold and verify that Gods word is true.
Our insides are much greater than the outside that you can look at. That is why Christ warned “they will say, look here and look there, but the Kingdom of God is within you”, right between your ears in the Spirit of your mind. This is your Transfiguration and where you store your valuables.
If all this seems too far fetched to you, you have to ask yourself why it is that Peter in his last letter spoke about the Transfiguration and said that “we were with Him in the Mount when we heard the most excellent Glory say, this is My Beloved in whome I am well pleased. Who also said this “for you to have a rememberance of this long after my departure” as the most important thing for you to know because Peter also said for you have the prophetic word more sure than what we heard (when we witnessed the Transaction). And you do well to pay attention to it as the tools for your Transfiguration, “untill the dawning of this age of time happens and the morning star (Jesus/Yeshua) rises in your hearts” the place of all our treasures.
Which is a good reason for us to participate in our completed Transfiguration gifted to us through scripture as being the highest mountain of all scripture, speaking again about pictures and parables of concurring, invisible realities opened up to us in Gods Word. That we being found in His word, and His word being found in us. That His word is our home and our word is His word, and His word is the proverbial ladder that takes us to Himself. Even as it says of one in John “you are the Messiah and Christ, the Son of God”. And with this confession the Heavens open up and he confessed “I see the Angels of God ascendind and descending upon the son of man, meaning Christ in the flesh. That because it happened to Jesus as a man, it can happen to you too. Their is nothing He had when He was in the flesh, then that He hasn’t given you now, to experience before your own Exodus and departure from the created realm.
When your carnal experience is over and you find yourself in full view of the Glories, just hope you don’t find yourself saying, just send one with his finger dipped in cold water for I am hot and parched, because of the great gulf between you and Christ.. For there is no place for you to enter there that you haven’t been given access to here, and there are no garments for you to put on there if you haven’t already been wearing them here.
Do not be like the unwise virgins who did not enter the feast, but ran to the world to buy a gown or a suit. The Master of that feast said “depart from Me you workers of inequity for I do not know you from where you are from”. Why? Because you did not enter in. You could not receive it as it were by faith. That is the only thing that pleases God, that you believe. (Hebrews 11)
For this reason, The Kingdom of God, is still “At Hand”, for a time, but like a game of musical chairs. When the music and entertainment of this life is over, and you realize that you didn’t take the seat the Father offered you. That when the lights are on, there are no seats left to sit because the feast has been filled and you were distracted. Wow to those who failed to press in while the invitation was in effect!
Our Lord on earth said “I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how distressed I am till it is accomplished!”
If you remember it was John the Baptist who ceremonially baptized our Lord. So what does He mean “I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how distressed I am till it is accomplished”?
Baptism is a crossover Jesus Christ had to face to retrieve the life for mankind that was lost when Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit and became dead.
Christ’s first baptism was as a man and His union was with the Holy Spirit to retrieve the life Adam and Eve lost, for us to realize the same thing for ourselves through our confession in baptism, that we buried our old self to be raised newness of life. Since the fall and departure from God happened in the spirit of the mind, so too with the resurrection. It’s a reversal of that fall, and newness of life is a thing of the spirit. Our resurrection happens in our invisible part.
But this baptism that had Yeshua distressed was more than ceremonial like ours. He had to bare the brunt and the punishment for our sin, for all of us to share in His accomplish task of the cross, the life that Baptism symbolizes.
This baptism that had Jesus “distressed until it was accomplished”, was the baptism all others relied upon for the efficacy of our salvation. That if He didn’t do it, meaning Him taking our sin and death with all its pain and consequences to the cross, for every human that would ever live, then the salvation of Gods people from creation would not come to into fruition.
Yeshua is that savior for all of mankind for all time, and the author and finisher of salvation for this one act on behalf of all of mankind. Because this baptism, or crossover, was the payment and proof that when you acknowledge this payment (His work at the cross) was Him paying for and taking on your death (not so much the human death but the one of being dead to God) for you to live Eternally with the Father, to never discuss sin ever again. Wow!
This is why 1 John says “whoever sins has neither seen Him or known Him” because that’s who He is. His name is salvation.
If we trace the name Jesus back to His first callings, it was Yah-shua translated into Joshua then Jesus.
In truth, the Hebrew language has no equivalent letter or sound for the “J” like in the name Jesus. The phrase “Yah saves” from the Hebrew covenant comes from “Yah-shua”, so you can understand the confusion. Not that God doesn’t hear you when you use other names because His name is Emmanuel too. It is not so much a spelling or pronunciation, but the expression of the heart that God sees and smiles over.
And we know that Emmanuel means “God is with us” and that is Jesus, Yeshua and all the other variants. So let everyone who calls on the name of Christ depart from inequity. After all in the Revelation He was described as one on a white horse, whose name no man can say” if you want to contend about this.
We see that Paul pleaded with those in Corinth saying “be ye reconciled to the Father. For He made him who knew no sin, to become our sin for us to be His righteousness (and perfect standing) in Him.
For this reason scripture also says that “even the Angels in Heaven behold the face of the Father in these little ones”. Meaning us, we become the protected species.
This is all as the result of that one time payment from Him who was fully man and fully God. He is the only one capable to arbitrate for both sides because of this. Even as we’re told “for there is one mediator between God and man, the man (from God) Christ Jesus/Yeshua. Amen!
He was distressed because “it was Him who by the grace of God tasted death for everyone”, especially those who believe. Hence the cross. He took our death there so we wouldn’t have to. He did not deserve it, hence John 3.16
Oh the love God has for us. He took our sin and death to the cross, bore our pain and judgment in exchange for a new life free from the fear of death and all its threats and entanglements.
The entanglements are all the services and provisions of the gods of this age that try to assay the fear of death for their financial gain, Mammon the other God many work feverishly for.
So in correctly defining Christs bodily transition He is “distressed until it is accomplished”, this too was given to show us how to do it, not by dying like He did, but by faith.
As we vowed at our conversion, our crossover and baptism by water, where we ceremonially bury our old person symbolized by washing off our old person in the likeness of the first parents in Eden, to be brought back up out of the water and made new. New not in the sense of living a dead life waiting for another Jesus, but new in the sense that death was paved over for us to quit focusing on that and to live from here on out eternally awakened to and awakening more and more to this new life given to us of enjoying Gods life that’s exclusively His as different from the one you experience with your carnal features.
You see baptism by water signifies the washing off of our old self, to be raised new like His self. That’s what it means to be Christ-like or godly. Its not a form of religious piety.
Our baptism of washing off the old is when we started this journey and our journey is complete when we are totally reconciled with the various aspects of the Godhead body. This is our transition and full transfiguration to be made one with the Father and all the assorted descriptions we’ve come to know. We are to realize and actualize them as becometh our own from our knowledge of scripture and the power of Gods Holy Spirit, while we sojourn in our human bodies. For this reason “in Him dwells the fullness of the Godhead body, and you are complete in Him who is head over all” if you’ve stayed the course through the various revelations and trials to see if you hold on to what God gives you, of if you accept a placebo.
This is the gospel and the good news is that if you are participating you are saved already “having escaped the corruption that is in the world” (2 Peter 1).
We now follow the promptings of Gods Word and Holy Spirit and are no longer led around by fear. You see we now know all things. Not that we know all things all the time, but we know what we need to know when we need to know it because we have God inside us all along the way. We will not be caught off guard or surprised. Because God is our shield, and He knows all things, and nothing can slip past Him as though He has a blind spot. He is the “Lo, I will never leave you or forsake you”. He’s got you covered.
As pilgrims and sojourners we are always on the move in the Spirit. Let us go up from here in word and spirit.
We have the interesting account of Christ riding to the temple on the foal of a colt and the onlookers throwing their garments on and around him. Garment is a French word and means equipment. So we can understand the garments as a semblance of trade clothing. Like farmers, teachers, and sales persons. Those are vaneers. So we know these come off too, maybe only in the proverbial sense that whatever we do we serve Christ first, that part of God that became one of us to show us how to do it.
We think of Joshua who being instructed to take the people into the promises, but before the crossover and angel of God stood opposite him, in contrast “as the commander and chief I have come forth”. And much like Moses who was instructed to take off his sandals for “where you stand is holy ground”, so too Joshua encountered the one who remains invisible to the carnal senses. But this one took on a simultude of the Son of God to understand our plight and His purpose. To leed us into the charge of taking God’s promises by force, not really taking land on earth but our inheritance with the Almighty.
Like it’s said in the new, the Kingdom is preached and the violent take it by force” so you must through many trials and testings, enter the Kingdom. So we hope you aren’t just watching on the side line for that is disgraceful. The exodus from this age is upon us.
The Kingdom of God is at hand in this way. But this too has a closing episode. For this one I’ll stay seated with the Father who saved from that too. Amen!
The Revelation of Jesus Christ predominantly taught today they call “the second coming”, is a phrase not found once in scripture. They suppose a singular event when a man name Jesus comes to planet Earth to make right the wrongs and rescue (save) His people. There are variations of this but nevertheless they think God has another work to do other than “the gospel once and for all given to the saints”. This puts people in limbo waiting for another event to occure to help them, but scripture is clear that “today is the day of salvation” and “now is time and the acceptable year of our Lord”.
So after a closer examination of scripture, the Only Begotten of the Father, meaning the only one who came forth from God, having Gods eternal attributes, invisible to the human senses, from a composition that is not of creation. That is prior to creation, meaning not of this world. He came to retrieve what Adam lost, and gives it back to as many as recieve Him by faith.
In truth He comes to us numerous times in His original form of who He was before “He became flesh and dwelled among us”.
It was He who came here, went to the cross, then to the underworld to “fill all in all”. It is He who is everywhere all the time. We now know Him as the “lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the ages” and reminds us this by way of revelations, meaning plural visitations and not a singular future event.
The only real, singular event referred to as “His coming” in scripture, is to end salvation and wrap up this age of this creation of this time and matter that started in the beginning with “let there be light”. (Genesis 1.1) This ends with His visual coming.
Now the Lord’s coming according to second Peter 3 states;
10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up”. This shows us that creation as we know it carnally, gets recalled. Peter goes to say;
11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat!”
So here Peter defines His last coming and only visibly tangible appearance.
Let’s look at how He comes to us now, because His appearances, revelations and manifestations are many.
It is Him who is everywhere all the time, except to the darkened mind that needs enlightened. That’s what a revelation is, it’s a new awareness.
We then ask, how does He appear to us now? Because if you expect Him to take on earthen elements of expendable, decaying materials specific to our world to believe He is talking to you, he appears in a construct that is not common to Him.
Well then if He appears in a form that is not originally who He is. This would be just something He puts on. Like when “He became flesh and dwelled among us”.
Beware: we were warned in scripture of a coming Messiah and Savior with all lying signs and wonders if possible to deceive the Elect”. This one will be manifest to suit your carnal fascinations, but will disappear in a puff of smoke as being the imposter and the distraction.
Why? Because the promise and fulfilling of being saved, is not meant to save your physical person and well being. It is for you to take your old self to the cross for a trade in, for a body and life like the only Begotten had before time began. This is the gift of eternal life, your calling and salvation. It is for you to commence this life now, and not at a second coming. That mindset detains you. That is why it is “with all lying signs and wonders”. It’s a freak show.
Meaning, all would believe the coming of this Christ manifest as a man, except those who are exclusively His who know Him now in His true element of Spirit and Truth. This is how He appears to us now.
Knowing Him as He truly is, we would never go after another savior or saving of any sort. When God does things, He does them once and He does them right. This is why He is righteous. That is what righteous means.
So we need to make sure we know Him as He was before “He became flesh and dwelled among us” because the flesh is not His original, natural self. Paul told the Corinthians that “flesh and blood does not inherit the Kingdom”. There are those of us who know that the re-spirited mind of faith does because our minds have been reformatted and fit to interact perfectly with the living God. And the purpose of the gospel is just this. A supposed second coming cannot save you from anything! That would negate the cross. “For on Him was laid the iniquity of us all, and by His stripes you were healed”. This is Him saving you. You have your human existance to learn how to put this on.
It was the disciples who after the cross, and before Christs ascention back to the Father from where He came from, that they were “assembled together in the upper room behind closed doors” and Yeshua appeared to them “in their midst in another form”. What form may that be? Maybe your behind closed doors now receiving Him in the same way the disciples did back then. After all He does say “behold I stand at the door and knock. Those who open up (their understanding). I will come in and feed them. Revelation 3.
And of Paul who met Him on the road to Damascus in the noon day sun as a brighter light than the noon day sun? Earthen composition melts in that kind of heat.
The sun was created on the first day and Jesus is brighter than that, because He is the light the sun dimly emulates.
Isaiah and John in The Revelation, describe a place where the day that has no night, and the lamb that is the illumination that preceded creation as “The Lamb Slain from the Foundation of the world”.
He is the light that precedes and supercedes creation that shines even now like Paul saw.
The question is, if this light is shining even now, how do we access it?
If you remember Peter said of scripture, that “you do well to pay attention to it as a light that shines in a dark place, till the day (of this age) dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts”, then refers to the Holy Spirit as being the in-spiration.
Our access is simple, it’s by faith. Our faith is our invisible response to the invisible God, with all of the eternal persons, places and things associated with Him of His things that creation only points to. Creation can never be Him. We change, we transform. The Word declares these things with clarity for your transformation into a being like Him.
Gods word is God’s Son (John 1.1) and the reason the Son said “if you have seen Me you have Seen the Father” and “From now on you have seen Him and Known Him”.
They are calling us out of the ordinary to see the extra-ordinary in an extraordinary way.
It was the bygone generations that were condemned and missed out because “seeing with their eyes they see not and hearing with their ears they hear not. For it is with the heart one must hear and see to understand (and assimilate) the things of God. This is why to some He appears as a thief in the night. To those who reject His light, the giver becomes a taker and you are left to yourself,,, unchanged.
So then those who suppose the Revelation of Jesus Christ to be a singular carnal event, you are missing out. You have to re-examine your belief lest the invisible one who wisks about you now wisks away and you remain un-changed.
We know Him as the “behold I stand at the door and knock” and the one who said “lo I am with you throughout the ages, even unto the end” and the “I will never leave you or forsake you”. That is our current reality.
So why must He take on a carnal form to convince you? That He must become man again? A human? A singularity? product of the dust?
Isn’t the purpose of creation for our transition not His. Are we not “being transitioned into His self same image from the glory to the Glory as by the Spirit”? This is the Gospel. (2 Corinthians 3.18)
Our transformation and our transfiguration, both words that come from the Greek word metamorphosis. Think of a catapillar to a butterfly. This describes our transitioning into a form like Him. That’s what the transformation is about. That is why He revealed Himself to the disciples in His true form on the mount
The glorious thing is that this happens with our participation in our sojourning here. This is our journey. How? Not so much by a revelation, but by multiple revelations. As offen as you “press in to lay hold of why Christ laid hold of you. As often as we go to Him in the recommended way. We are given more of who He is, by way of these multiple revelations.
Even as Yeshua told Paul when He spoke to him in Hebrew as “the bright lite from heaven” and said “for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee;. Showing us that Christ’s appearings (Revelations) are many.
And of Paul’s Testimony of the revelations he experienced from Christ to those in Galatia, For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it by man, but by the revelations of Jesus Christ”. He is not a man in the sense of the flesh, but the original all others are patterned after.
If God had ceased revelation with scripture, He would not have said “greater works shall you do”. It was to Daniel He said seal up vision and prophecy”. That was only because Daniel was trying to make sense of it in his day. With John in The Revelation of Jesus Christ, He said “do not seal the prophecies of this book for the time is at hand” meaning, they were happening. And to the disciples glorying over the buildings of Jerusalem whom our Lord said “not one stone shall be left standing that shall not be turned over”. And that “this shall be required of this generation”. Those things having transpired we have the firm foundation of the Apostles and the prophets with Gods Son the Chief cornerstone. And us as we build upon these previous revelations, present to you nothing that hasn’t been said before, but explaining it new to you for the first time, of things that never expire, but are forever in their eternal glory of being brand new everyday because eternal things never fades, decay or need remodeled, they just need to be realized.
The coming of our Lord is not an event but a reality. That is why The Kingdom of God is at hand, at least for now. But when the master of the feast rises up and closes the gate, make sure you are not left outside and He says “depart from Me you workers of inequity. I do not know you where you are from”. You never crossed over. You were left waiting for a carnal rendition of scripture. You took it out of context and in your mind you made Him a product of earth. A man of dirt. Like Adam. You failed to transform and transfigure and remained in yourself. The gospel fell on spiritually dead ears.
Lucky for you, The Kingdom of God is still, at hand. Amen! Why do you keep looking at the earth as though that gets better?
Putting off the carnal Body, The Real Exodus and the ultimate purpose for the gospel in your life, which is? Our Transfiguration.
Through Christ we have a new life according to godliness, meaning God likeness. It is for us to receive our own carbon copy image of God Himself through the gospel and His Holy Spirit. We can attain this before our departure from this carnal experience.
Paul in Ephesians 4 describes our purpose saying “13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ”. He goes on to tell us to put off our old ways associated with the Adam nature and ways of thinking and to “be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 24 that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.” As something attainable.
We can also understand it like this, that “All have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God”. To have this condemnation we have to have been given the ability to aquire that Glory to be judged for not having it.
Our new glorious body is the completion of Gods work in us before we leave this carnal experience.
You see it is God who instructed us by contrasts, night and day, wet and dry, up and down, for us to understand that, flesh and spirit are diametrically opposite in composition and design. So that we can see what we are and are not.
Our carnal body is known by physically visible external features, while in the Spirit we are known by what’s on our inside. That there is no longer carnally visible features that we rely on here. Hence “old things have passed away, all things become new, and all things are of Christ”. (2 Corinthians 5.18)
We who are truly “in Christ” see the things that are here that are His, that He has given to us to put on and own. What He has of Himself, He wants us to have for ourselves. For us to be transfigured into His Self same image, from the Glory, to that Glory from the things that we see. (2 Corinthians 3.18)
This all happens during our carnal life. It is now that we aquire Gods features with instrumentations like He has, to be like Him. This is our Transfiguration, our metemophus. Wow!
These things cannot be conveyed through modern people, tools or agencies. Even as Paul said that “the gospel I preach to you, did not come by man, nor was it taught by man (or his institutions) but by revelation of (one on one time with) Jesus Christ”. That “in Him dwells the fullness of the Godhead body, and you are complete in Him who is head over all principalities and powers”.
So we should not think that we were withheld something till after we die to become something we are not yet. For this we have Gods Holy Spirit and the Gospel.
Does this sound impossible? That this can’t be? Think about the angel who spoke the Revelation to John who in chapter 21 John bowed to worship him and that angel said “see that you don’t do that, for I am one of thy brethren and of those who keeps the testimony of Jesus Christ, worship Him.
John saw a Glorified saint, giving us proof that the glorification is not with held from us, or to be allocated at some future event.
You see John who new Yeshua/Jesus the best of all the disciples, actually had mistaken this angel with the testimony of Jesus Christ, to be Jesus to Christ Himself, showing us it’s possible. Why? Because this person looked just like the one Peter James and John saw on the mount at our Lords transfiguration, as One who had been transfigured in front of the disciples to another image, just like our new image gifted to us through the gospel as something attainable before our Exodus and our departure from planet earth.
Meaning, when we are done here on earth, it is only the disappearance of our carnal features as being disposable, but what we’ve aquired from the other side while we were here, we retained as the rewards for our perseverance and acceptance of the gift of God according to godliness, meaning God-like-ness.
This is why 2 Peter 1 states
12 For this reason I will not be negligent to remind you of these things always (as primary importance), though you know and are established in the present truth. 13 Yes, I think it is right that as long as I am in this tent (human body), to stir you up by reminding you, 14 knowing this, that shortly (or instantaneously) I will [g]put off my tent (human body), just as our Lord Jesus/Yeshua Christ showed me (on the mountain where He was transfigured, where He showed us how to do it).
And this is the main point Peter was trying to make in his last communication.
He said “We were with Him on the mount” where Jesus Christ showed them His real self, and how to put it on.
Peter here was leaving them, to never again interact with them in human form. Just like Jesus Christ showed them this capstone of faith called “The Transfiguration” right before He was crusified.
This is why Peter wrote his second epistle. And for this same reason we wipe off the dust of the ages and re-present “The Transfiguration” for your aquisition as of utmost importance as well.
If our Transfiguration having to happen before our departure were not so, then Peter would NOT have wrote it as a death bed confession, as a thing to press on to attain to before your departure too.
In his last words he says:15 Moreover I will be careful to ensure that you always have a reminder of these things ( being our transfiguration and our tools to accomplish the same thing) after my departure” Peter said.
As much as people wished they could have been at Christs transfiguration, this event was Not what Peter wanted us to focus on. He redirected them, and us as well to His word, being scripture, as the primary importance of focus, to accomplish our own transfiguration.
For this reason he said :19 [i]And so we have the prophetic word which is more sure than what we heard (when we were with Him on the mountain) top experience, which you do well to pay attention to it as to it as to a light that shines in a dark place (your understanding), until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts” as being the place this all happens. Wow!
It is the purpose of all scripture and what we do now through the agencies of Gods Word and Gods Holy Spirit transfused into us through the gospel. We are transformed and transfigured in this way only, and not at some illusive second coming or an afterlife whereby many are disqualified because that are waiting for a man from heaven like your man as your Messiah, and this opportunity passes you by.
That is a preposterous insult to the saving of the Christ and His cross, to deliver us from all the ills of this age, in exchange for a life “according to godliness”. A life just like He has right now seated in the Heavens, with your carbon copy of Him given to you, for you to put on now. Then maybe you too could be mistaken for Him as well. Just like the Angel at the end of the book of the Revelation that John thought was Jesus. How remarkable!
You see the transition, crossover and Exodus now is ours not His. He paid the price and paved the way through that death. The rest is up to you. To take Him at His word and press in to lay hold of why He laid hold of you.
Don’t put this down and walk away for there is certain retribution to come this far and count His word as a common thing.
This is true faith all other fascinations obscure. He is in His Eternal repose “seated waiting for His enemies to become His footstool” because He is finished.
He appears one last time to disolve Creation as having accomplished this task of reaching the conclusion of our calling. (2 Peter 3.10)
The only enemies He didn’t defeat at the cross are your personal doubts laziness and fears.
It is the doubts and fears resident in those who are fallen or just asleep, that empower Satan and his wicked schemes.
Satans power now is the measurement of the unclaimed gift of godliness gifted to humanity and left unclaimed and unused.
Faith in reverse, turns into a negative, unclaimed power, that Satan is empowered by incerting himself between you and God as the default recipient of the things God gave you, and you did it not God. This is what happened to Adam and Eve.
It is those who fail to trade their fears for faith and trust.
Peter said that Satan was like a lion seeking whom he may devour, experienced by those who are in the world, as those who do not make the crossover. That they themselves empowered Satan to torment them because they are in the world clinging to the tangible they associate with carnally while the invisible slips through their hands. (It is “at hand”)
We are (visibily) in the world but not of the world and have overcome the wicked one. (1 John 2) And who is it that has overcome the world and the wicked one but those who believe Christ has come in the flesh” and need not return to do anything else.
If you understand the inversion of Adam, when God extracted his rib we call Eve, where Adam was turned inside out to display the attributes of the one hidden inside him, his comforter, helper and other parent, then you can understand our conversion, or better yet, inversion that turns us right side in by reversing that revealing or revelation. This is the restoration of Gods original intent for you.
It is the Gospel message of Gods only Begotten who was turned back to, right side in, for us to become and emulate. We are no longer associated inside out like Adam with his external features on display (hence naked), but outside in and hidden “in Christ”.
There is a demarcation line between these two images of God. We call these the inner and outer images of God. Like Jacob and Esau portrayed for us in pre-law scripture. This is the Creations in contrast, flesh and spirit.
As the Father said “As the Heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts higher than your thoughts” and the need to be born again. “For that which is flesh is flesh, and that which is Spirit is Spirit. This is how we gain mastery, the thing Adam forfieted to become a slave.
We have gained this new association by accepting the things that are “in Christ” that are not of this age. “For God is Spirit and God is Truth and seeketh such” and such are we who have learned to “put off the deeds of the flesh and to put on Christ” as scripture instructs us, as seen here by Paul who had finally learned it later on in Colossians 3 saying “seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; 10 and ye have put on the new man’ which is renewed in (by way of) knowledge after the image of him that created him”. This is conveyed and seen here now as a foregone conclusion. This is the point and purpose of the gospel NOW! Today is the day of salvation. Today is the day the be eternally saved, rescued, restored and returned to your purpose of living a veluptuois life in Christ, of something totally foreign to the carnal perseptions.
Can you recieve that? That we can be completely re-imaged to our original construct of “that which was in the beginning” before Adams inversion? Before his fall? The fall is an inversion of things being upside-down. Yes, Adam who was created to reflect the Father saying “go forth and have dominion” to turn and “work the earth with a curse”, is to be flipped upside-down. Hence the need to be raised back up and restored. This is what faith in the Christ of scripture provides to us in the here and now. This is salvation. Those who are saved and restored from this fall have been salvaged through the cross. That is why any other saving or savior offered other than this is an enemy and anti-Christ.
Peter goes on to say this about putting off his tent (old body) as the Lord showed him.
16 For we did not follow cunningly devised fables when we made known to you the power and (fully Glorified) coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of His Majesty”.
For this is how we learn how to do it. Like all things God has for us are in scripture to put on “the loins of our mind” as instructed in Romans 12.1
Note; whatever you think you are going to see at some second coming, these men saw it here, and Peter expects you to see it too as he left us instructions to last “long after” his departure/Exodus.
He goes on to say;
17 For He (Yeshua) received from God the Father, honor and glory when such a voice came to Him from the Excellent Glory: “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” 18 And we heard this voice which came from heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain.”
This is where He showed them how to do it. This is for theirs and our final Exodus, our crossover, our departure and our Transfiguration provided through the gospel, which is a conduit from the Father to us. Gods Holy Writ opened up by revelation, takes us into the very throne room of our Father and Almighty God. Amen!
We are re-imaged in this way so much so in fact to look just like Him, that we too could be mistaken for Jesus Christ Himself, if our carnal features don’t get in the way and we know Him as the Word of God, and His word is that alive in us. Gods Son is His Word, and that’s the form we take on for you.
Don’t think this is strange. Jesus appeared to Mary first as a Gardner, to others as one on the road to Emmaus and to the disciples in the upper room behind closed doors in their midst. Human flesh cannot do that. And our model and Savior can appear to us anywhere, anytime and all the time “for all things are open and exposed in the eyes of Him with whom we have to do”.
Remember the stoning of Steven? He was the one Paul consented to his murder. Steven said “lo I behold the heavens open up and I see the Son sitting next to The Father. With this proclaimation of faith, his invisible tool of professing the promises of God, became his reality the moment he spoke it, showing us that our Exodus is carried out like all the promises of God, through confessions, professions and applying by faith. This is our testimony. We adopt Him and we become the adoption and the Elect of God for His cause.
I live but not I but Christ lives in Me. The life that I live now I live by faith in the Son of God who gave Himself for me”. Why? For me to have His life now. This is the exchange. We are those who are hidden in Christ. This is our new life.
God spoke things into existence and created an alternate reality to the one He had. We speak His words and become the things that we say by repeating the promises of God given to us. For us to learn to activate them by faith. In this way they become new for us, but in Gods reality they are always in their Eternal unfading Glory of things that never wane, fade or wear out. This is our inheritance given to us at the cross. This is our crossover and vortex to the Father and our transfiguration from a human being to a spirit being.
This is the “Come My people. Enter your Chambers as if it were for a time, for the Lord comes out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth.”
If you’ve learned how to do this, this is the Bridal Chamber. Enter in before the Master of the feast rises to shut the door and you are found outside like a silly little maiden who instead of lighting their lamps, they went to the world to buy. Those were the wrong tools. When they came knocking? The Lord of the feast said “depart from me you workers of inequity. I do not know you from where you are from”. (Matthew 22)
Are you listening? Because for a short while still, The Kingdom of God is at hand. Don’t wait for another invitation or event for the time is short. Amen!
Tech-nology is a knowing. Tech-know-logi
Etemology is a term for the origin and development of words. The origin of the word “technology” is interesting in that it has been re-purposed today for a new tech-nosis, or another knowing. So let’s go back to its origin, and the etemology of the word technolgy.
The word technology comes from two Greek words, techne and logos. Techne means art, skill, craft, or the way, manner, or means by which a thing is gained. Logos means word, the utterance by which inward thought is expressed, a saying, or an expression.”
Tech is the art, craft or science of a thing. To know a thing, in this case word or words because that’s what logos means. Techno is a knowing. So techno-logi in it’s inseption, transcribed from Greek to English is “knowing word”.
When we look at New Covenant scripture in it’s origins, and at John 1.1, it says; In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Or more clearly put for our discussion today; In the beginning was the Logo, and the Logo was with God, and the Logo was God.” So to have tech-nology, was to have a knowing of Gods word, but more importantly to know Gods Word/logo as the very escence of God Himself.
Not that God is solely masculine, because in the beginning God made man in His image and likeness. In His image made He them male and female”. The male aspect is just the protective exterior or covering. And just as Adam had his counterpart called the rib hidden inside Him, so too the original Son of God has a hidden female and his counterpart hidden inside Himself called “Heavenly Jerusalem, the Mother of the All, being the Elect of God, as those who have entered into Christ to see Her there. Now we no why no one unclean shall enter because she is covered “in Christ” as are we. How else would we be able to expound such things?
Therefore knowing the Word called God’s Son is the first unveiling of who God is, and the Word of God, the firstborn, is the first known of the things of God turned inside out.
He is also referred to as “The firstborn over all creation” showing His importance of not being created, but being the first expression from the Godhead body, and perfectly qualified to carry out creation “for by Him all things were created and by Him all things consist”.
The Logo from God was slightly portrayed in Eden when the image of God called Adam, was splayed open to unveil the woman. So too Gods Son introduced as word explains the various components, elements and aspects of the Godhead body, by breaking it down into mentally consumable pieces or sound bites (bits) for our consumption in the spirit of our mind, our knowing to know (nosis) God in His various aspects and features to become like Him.
He is the original meaning and objective of the word “technology” is to know logo, or more importantly the Logos of God. So technolgy was the art of knowing God by His words. Word in Greek is logos.
Logos didn’t mean pretty little images that promote concepts and corporations. That is another sort of perversion.
Logos are used today to promote feelings and cravings for actions and responses, mostly subliminal, but definitely coersive.
As believers we know God in this way. Gods word is God. Gods word is logos, the same Logos was in the beginning
In the beginning was the Logos, and the Logos was with God, and the Logos was God.
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
Tech means knowing. So for believers in the Son of God, introduced as the Word of God, and broken down into words for our rumination and consumption, He is our tech-nology and word-of-knowing that we know. Know is nosis.
So knowing this, there is another tech-nology today that seems to have obscured this truth, this reality originated from and correctly belongs to God and His Son.
Technology as used today in general, has grown. So much in fact that we have tech giants.
Giants is another word with curious origins. We have a warning in scripture that the giants of old would be back in brutish and bullying ways. That it would be “as in the days of Noah”.
The etemology of giants from the Hebrew of which the old Testament was written.
The word “giants” in scripture comes from the words nephil and nephileem and means bully’s and tyrants. Entities of large stature. And however true it may be that these self begotten, bullying entities were huge. It doesn’t mean they were physical big in terms of being big people. They could’ve been, but they didn’t have to be physically big, having great authority. We have large words disguised in logos today call tech giants that are bundled in contracts that separate you from them called contracts and terms and conditions. And what do they do with this?
They bind you with documents and terms with conditions that favor them and indemnify them from all outcomes and responsibilities. They are not obligated to perform but you are. Generally with a payment too, from your sweat and your blood. However Gods contract and His terms and His conditions required the sweat and blood if another. That “we come to the light to clearly see that what is required by us is done by God”. (John 3.18) So you see who serves who, and you’d rather serve the lower case multiple gods of this age, to empower them on your behalf for your destruction. It’s totally opposite of Gods salvation, services and products given freely through the gospel message of Gods Savior.
He is our tech and our knowing and our tech-nology. The other? It’s the counterfeit.
But really, The Kingdom of God is at hand, opperational and active especially in our day for those who are willing.
Jacob wrestled with God as a man and prevailed. This is the reason for the name change because there was a change in character. Jacob had this testimony that he wrestled with God and won.
You see Jacob was forced to recon with the hauntings of his past. He had left Labon having obtained a notable prize, his wife Rachel. A name that means; the breath of God. And yes, she is a picture of Gods Holy Spirit. From the Hebrew; Ruach=Breath and EL =God. Ruachel in English is Rachel.
Jacob, having been tricked numerous times by Laban, wrestled with him over every agreement of everything he said. Having honed his skills in wrestling with Laban, departing from their, now to return home with his new family and earnings to his father’s house.
However, Jacob feared his brother Esau would avenge him for leaving with the promise of the full inheritance of their father Isaac. You see Esau accused Jacob of stealing his inheritance, and he did. Jacob dressed like Esau, felt like Esau and had the right words to say to their flailing father Isaac and received the blessing that belonged to the firstborn which technically was Esau.
Jacob now being found as a man in-between without a country, he sought to return home. Oh, but wait. His brother Esau vowed to kill him for his theft. This was a deep seated fear Jacob had to reconcile with and the reason He sought God on this night to wrestle with.
Jacob had sent his servants and family to go homeward first with gifts to appease his brothers anger against him.
This night of wrestling with God was different though because it is with God that this wrangling takes place.
When we find ourselves in similar circumstances of wrestling with God. Trying to take Him at His word and making sense of what we believe, our faith and His promises. Maybe even trying to justify ourselves, our cause and our pursuence of the things God has said and we just don’t feel He is there for us and it is hard to move forward. This is where we wrestle with God. What is our part, what is Gods part and what to expect.
It is good to note here that “whoever loves their life will loose it, but whoever looses their life for My sake, gains life for eternity” says our God. Not that we can’t enjoy and love what we are experiencing in the here and now, but hold on loosely. Also don’t forget the mandate to put off the things of the world, so we know that we are wrestling for things Eternal.
This lesson from Jacob teaches us that when God challenges us in our reasoning, it is not to discourage us, but to build us up. You think “didn’t God say? And you ask, God, didn’t you assure me certain outcomes in my life? Well you are right where God wants you.
Are you willing to go toe to toe and wrestle with God as an equal? To not back down or bow out? To challenge Him to His face about His promises and how they apply to us now?
This is what he wants from you, an equal. That’s what He gave you, a mirror image of Himself, and He wants you to learn how to use your new inheritance gifted to you from the cross where your vows were to bury your old person to start walking in newness of life. Don’t you think it’s time to start doing that?
What better way to do it than to spar with the Master. This is actually a compliment from Him that He would give you the unction (His Holy Spirit) to challenge Him. So don’t think you are not equipped, provided that you know scripture because you are instructed to put on the shield of faith and to pick up the sword of the Spirit so you know your instrumentations.
The Father brought you to this place for this cause for your personal development and growth in godliness, meaning God-like-ness, and not religious piety. He hates that.
The purpose of the gospel, is for God to bring forth offspring fitted like Himself. Isn’t that what Paul said was the purpose of the Gospel in Ephesians 4? “13 till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: 14 that we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive (and detain us from working out our salvation). Till we become perfect and the full stature and image of God?”
That we, taking God at His word, as owning what He said He gave us, believing it and appropriating these things by faith and challenging the obstacles in front of us with the things He has said. Not “hath God really said” Like Satan said” But, God you said, it’s in your word, you promised, it’s been awhile and I’ve waited patiently. This was Jacob’s quest with both Labon and the Angel of God in human form that night, to aquire his inheritance.
God wants you to spot light the things He said to you in His word and conversation and challenge Him. All your thoughts and conversation with God is prayer.
Here is a principle you must understand. You see the Son at His transfiguration with the Father, had His talk with Him and said “Father, I have given your word to those you have given me out of this world and they have kept it”. And how does He know we kept it? Because it comes back out of our mouths at times like these where we call due the promises being the things He has said. You bring to rememberance the things He has said to your heart in prayer, not as though He forgot, but by re-iterating it as something you expect to obtain and own as co-heirs in Christ. This is taking God at His word and His willingness and His ability to perform. God is joyful to hear His promises come back out of your mouth. The seed He planted brought forth the fruit of your mouth. For all the promises of God are yes and amen, not in the world but “in Christ”. We are are hidden “in Christ” see the things that are hidden there that belong to us, because everything He has there, He gave to us. We are joint heir’s.
John 3 says that “we have come to the light to clearly see that what is required by us is done by God”. That the package of the giftings are with Him for the opperating of these things to take place not in a carnal way. “Not by power or by might but by My Spirit says the Lord”.
Here is a principle you must understand. We are told that the Kingdom is preached and the violent/aggressive take it by force”. That is what Jacob was doing. With this you are taught to press in. To grab ahold and to attain to all the riches “in Christ”. Can you see that? Then you have eyes to see and ears to hear of another nature. These things are yours.
This is what that means. You challenge Him. This is how you please God. He does not take your challenge as a threat or as disrespect, but gladly as a family member rising up to the challenge, He goes toe to toe. And you couldn’t have a better sparing partner.
And the good thing is that when you go to the Father to take a stand by upholding His word back to Him, He shows you how to do that yourself without Him. That is the purpose for the excersize. or verbal wrestling match, our transformation into Him.
This wrestling with God is orchastrated by Him, for you to realize your new self like His self and to use your tools of faith to overcome all your obstacles on your own. This makes the Father happy that you do what He does. This is what Christ meant when He said “I do the works of the Father” and “it’s the Father in me that does the work”. He said these for our cause and development.
The objective of your sojourney on earth is just this. Just as a family of lawyers or physicians or family business. When they get together for family gatherings and meals to talk about the family trade, the Father is most happy when all at the table are regarded as co-equal, same stature, same authority (Ephesians 4.13) and importance and talk about the business as equal partners. We must be about our Fathers business.
This is what our Heavenly Father desires from us, our participation. That we know what our full inheritance is and know how and when to use it as being joint heirs of the things of God in Christ.
This have all the Elect, of those who have taken God the Father at His word, and use the things He has said as their own. So much so in fact that an encounter with us could be mistaken as an encounter with Him.
Does this seem a little far fetched or out of reach? Well just look at this encounter John the apostle had in the last chapter of the Revelation. He stooped to worship an angel that showed him those revelations and the angels reply? “See that you don’t do that, for I am one of thy brethren of those who keep the Testimony of Jesus Christ (of those who took God at His word and own it is how we keep it). Worship Him”.
John encountered a glorified saint, a co-equal partner in the Fathers business, doing the work of the Father by cultivating and harvesting word.
And you? Have you set out to “lay a hold of why Christ laid hold of you? Have you heard the full gospel of “the Kingdom of God at hand” as opperationable and opened for our use and habitation. That even now it’s at hand? Have you set forth to be about the Fathers business. Well today is the day of salvation and tomorrow might not be.
Well then continue to press in for your rightful due. With this challenge comes a name change because this is the new nature and a character change.
After Jacob wrestled with God that night and prevailed, he advanced toward his brother and when he finally saw his brother Esau he said he beheld the face of God, not as an adversary but a friend and a brother. The whole picture came together.
That is the point. We now have no enemies that were not defeated at the cross, except faith. That you learn to believe that. That you do not fear, but believe and trust that the journey and the outcome is secured for His Elect. That most of the obstacles we encounter are when we try to circumvent the plan.
For Jacob, his new name is Israel, and from the Hebrew language means “this one will rule like God”. This is the lesson. To rule like God because you wrestled with Him and prevailed because His work is perfected in you through these skirmishes.
That is what Adam was given from the beginning and lost for all born of him, that is restored to us who are born again of the word and spirit “in Christ” to exsude our new nature.
Those who have obtained in the way that Jacob did to become Israel, we are more than offspring of Abraham, but also of the true Israel of God.
The Kingdom of God is at hand, for you to be a part of. Amen
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The Last Will and Testament of God, called “The New Testament” is our foundation and starting point.
The New Testament is a Will and Testament. Like with any Will, for it to be in force, there must be a death before the heirs recieve the families treasures. That after the death, the goods are dispersed.
That death took place with Jesus Christ at the cross. He took not just our bad doings people call sins to the cross, but our whole old nature. Scripture says “on Him was laid the inequity of us all, and by His stripes (and death) we are healed. It was at the cross that all the judgment to every human being to ever live, was laid on that man. You see the judgment due each person there, because sin is a self imposed sentence.
When someone rejects God, they don’t get the next best thing but the opposite, so they are self condemned. “18 “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God”. The arms of Christ at the cross are wide open to everyone.
This is why as believers we are to associate once with His death and ours through Baptism where you take a vow to be buried with Him, to be raised in newness of life. The fear and the threat of death should have no power over you.
Christ died once so that we wouldn’t have to and to never approach Him again and talk about sin, because sin in Gods eyes is unbelief, and puts you back underneath the cross.
Just like a faucet that has been hooked to a new water source, the pipes have to be cleaned, but when the new source of water flows all residual dirt gets washed away. Multiple confessions don’t clean you, the cross does and the continual work of the Holy Spirit does. Your only real sin now is to not believe. Faith is the tool given to quelch doubt and fear.
Hebrews say “how much more the blood of Christ through the eternal spirit purge your conscience from dead works (sin focused thinking) to serve the living God”. To be un-detoured by the boogie men of the day, to receive the strength of Gods Holy Spirit for fearless godly living.
All conversation of sin becomes a denial of the cross and a distraction for mature believers. You become what you focus on, so we focus not on the cross and sin like many religions. We have a Heavenly calling
All the world’s Marvel’s, be they good or bad become distractions for you from the gift of God.
They do not know the resurrected, risen savior. That is the one saving act for all humanity where we who put our faith and affection in Him. The life that He gave us is who He is now and who He was before “He became flesh and dwelled among us”. This is what He gives us, Himself.
Any other such saving or Savior rejects the Savior of the cross. There are many reasons to seek a cures and a solutions, but Jesus/Yeshua is the cure and the solution for all of mankind. He bought, paid in full and redeemed humanity with the cross, and now offers a full pardon of a guilt free life to ALL would be believers as a result of that payment rendered on your behalf.
And however thankful we are for that moment, we are called to move forward, to maturity in the faith, to learn of what we have been given as a result of that death, then to impliment it and own it. He gave us Himself. A self like His Self for us to have an Eternal life. In this way we are the children of God.
As Paul put it to those in Corinth “16 Therefore, from now on, we regard no one according to the (old human nature called) flesh. Even though we have known Christ according to the flesh (in a form like us), yet now we know Him like that no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is “in Christ” (and not your old Adamic nature), they are a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new (in terms of thinking). 18 Now all (these) things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself (and all that He has) through Jesus Christ, and has given us this ministry of reconciliation, 19 that is that, God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not [d]imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us this word (message) of reconciliation.” This is THE gospel. Not a sin focused life, but a to live in harmony with God in spirit and truth. With this understanding sin looses its grip. If you focus on your wrong doings you are held captive to them. That is why that mindset cannot benefit you.
If you are waiting for another Jesus to help you or save you (savior), you reject His one time saving act of the cross. That is our inheritance and the storehouse where we get all our goods for Godly living, so don’t look back.
You see there is no mention of a third covenant or another death or payment for you to receive your reward but the one we are gifted by faith. For this reason it says in Hebrews 11. 6 But without faith it is impossible to please (and receive from) God, for those who come to God must believe that He is, and that He rewards those who diligently seek Him.
For this reason scripture says that “we are joint heir’s of the things that are in Christ Jesus. That “in Him dwells the fullness of the God Head Body, and you are complete (have the whole package of who He is) in Him”. And “10 He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world did not know Him. 11 He came to His [c]own, and His [d]own did not receive Him. 12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave power to become the children of God, even to those who believe in His name: 13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. (John 1)
This power we have been given is called Gods Holy Spirit, for daily Godly living and constant association with the living God who says “I will never leave you or forsake you”. You just have to turn inward.
2 Peter says that “2 Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, 3 through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, 4 by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature (now), having escaped (by giving you these tools) the corruption that is in the world through lust”. Lust being the passion of aquiring and possessing safety mechanisms to protect you from death.
Death no longer has a hold of those who received this promise of a new life.
This is really quite amazing given the fact that right now the world looks like it’s going to Hell in a hand basket. But Gods building project is going on quite well and “the gates of Hell will not prevail”.
You see creation serves the creator just fine. It all pans out in the end. For now trade your fear for faith, God is in control.
The Kingdom of God is at hand. Do not let anybody Rob you of this reward.
God can be articulated to the intellect but he cannot be constructed. Nor can anything be constructed to house Him.
For God to need things manufactured for Him is an oxymoron and out of character for Him. For the Maker to be in need of somebody to make something for Him is nonsense. God cannot be manufactured but he can be articulated. That is why His Only Begotten became word for us. He declares The Father.
It is as we receive Word, we become like word. So much so in fact we become like Them. We become one. The Hebrew word for this is Echad (Deuteronomy 6.4), and the Greek words are Koinania (1 John 1-6) and Ekionos. This is a oneness of pluralities, a discourse.
Articulation is an invisible tool for the invisible God. His articulation is done by words. “John 1.1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.”
Words are Gods building blocks in the spirit of your mind. This word is defined as God’s Son. Why? Because not only is he the exactitude of the father, He is also the invisible embodiment of the very things of God and the delivery mechanism from Him to us. He said “I and the Father are one”. We become one with Him too.
The Son has the authority of the Father. He said “all things have been given Me in Heaven and on Earth. And because we have taken Him at His word, we become joint heir’s with Him of all things. But more importantly of His things, He has held nothing back. In this way we are authorized versions for others conversions. Not just to proclaim a name unto salvation, but the full message with all its steps unto the completion of the Gospel message all the way to Glory. There is no other mechanism to accomplish this than word, and the articulation of it. So we do. We call it the gospel.
And it’s not just that historical references or things about God are passed on through this articulation. Oh no, much greater than this. It is His very genetics and DNA contained and passed down through the gospel. This is for our Transfiguration from a created being to a spirit being. Like it says in John 3: ye must be born again, to be born of the Spirit. And “for the time that is coming is already here when you worship the Father in Spirit and Truth” different from creation.
An elemental understanding of God is false because God is NOT made up of elements or constructs such are common to man. There are no borders or boundaries or restrictions that God is subject to, for if He were He would not be God. He is sovereign over His creation, and not subjected to it.
God is boundless in his ways unrestricted unfettered unhindered to whom belong eternal glory amen.
No one has seen God at anytime but the Son declares Him with perfect articulation. He breaks Him down in bite size pieces for our understanding. No human has seen the Son either in His natural construct of who He was before “He became flesh and dwelled among us. Paul met Him as the light brighter than the noon day sun, a site not seen with carnal eyes, as evidenced by the blinding effect that brought Paul to his knees and said “who are you Lord”.
If we see the Son as He truly is being the accumulation of all the Father has said, we see the Father too. The two are indistinguishable and inside each other, as are we who have accepted them in their original precreation composition of Spirit and Truth. We are “hidden in Christ“ and see the things hidden here are for us who are born of the spirit.
The Son said “He who has seen Me has seen the Father. He was not talking about carnally visual aspects, or a physical potrait would be the testimony of the Son. So height, hair color, weight, nationality and skin color have zero relevance with the Almighty. Those are flesh coverings and flesh He is not. Height, gender and skin color have zero relevance here. So you should know it is incumbent upon you to learn how to put those off as we show you here.
It was Peter who instructed us saying “Yes, I think it is right, as long as I am in this [f]tent, to stir you up by reminding you, 14 knowing that shortly I must [g]put off my tent, just as our Lord Jesus Christ showed me. 15 Moreover I will be careful to ensure that you always have a reminder of these things after my departure”. For this reason we spot light His Glory, for you to know what we’ve been given and what we are to become through the tools He has given us called the gospel.
When the Son came to His own His own did not receive him, because they were expecting Him to become like them and cohabitate with them in the things they had made. Hmm! But because the things made after the patterns, from Moses and David, of things only to teach about the eternal. This they forgot and became idolatrous and adulterous and missed out on the vortex to the Father, provided by those mechanisms because they sought it not by faith. They were expecting the facts.
For this reason they were turned till “not one stone was left upon another”. This was God sifting through their ruble for the remnants. The left over rejects were ordered “not to depart from Jerusalem till you have the promise heard from Me. Upon receiving the Holy Spirit they were instructed to get out of Jerusalem.
As Christ prophesied that “on them was laid all the guilt from Righteous Abel, to Zechariah whom they murdered. This was required of that generation. The sins not appropriated at the cross was laid on them because they rejected the Only Begotten, and God’s final warning!
They saw not the Eternal value in that one. But to as many as received Him, not his carnal nature but His spiritual, to them He gave power to become His children even those who believe in his name, and continue to believe in Him even through the obstacles to the contrary they face along the way. This one pleases God.
If you are still with us, you must be of this sort, or horribly confused. Pray the Father for understanding.
Those who truely see Him as He is, see the Father in Him. This is why the Son said “He who has seen Me has seen the Father” and “From now on you have seen Him and Known Him”.
That it is us who see him as He is in His before time construct of Spirit and Truth, as touching the invisible. To this “We are being transfigured from the glory to the glory”. But to those who were fixed on the old testament teaching tools? They saw not his glory for they saw the robes and sandals only and thought He was like them. They judged the outward appearance and couldn’t see who was inside because they weren’t listening.
They thought the transformation was for Him. For Him to become like them, reduced to a singularity.
If that is so then who transforms into whom? And if “that which is flesh is flesh” and “flesh and blood does not inherit the Kingdom”? Why do many even today believe that the Only Begotten One must make a camio appearance to pull them out of their own destitution?
If He “has given us everything that pertains to life and god-like-ness” already? What more must He do? The answer is nothing. You see He is seated waiting for His enemies to become His footstool”. You see, He already “defeated Satan sin and death” at His first and only saving. Their is no other saving but just a fearful judgment as spoken of here in Hebrews 10,
26 For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27 but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries. 28 Anyone who has rejected Moses’ law dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. 29 Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood (and cross) of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace!”
There are those who were expecting a man in kingly attire on a studly horse. They we’re embarrassed by the Peasant on a donkey. The physical became a distraction and they saw him not as He is. But those of us who know Him as a contrast to the physical understood Him perfectly. Those who understood Him as Shiloh riding on the foal of a colt understood that the reign of the Jews was over. (Genesis 49.)
Those who speak of Him coming again, know Him not for He is already here in His original, pre-incarnate self. He is the “Lo I am with you always, throughout the ages even to the End”. He is the same yesterday today and forever. He did change when He became flesh and dwelled among us, because in Him dwelled the fullness of the Godhead body”. And if you expect Him to appear again in bodily form, how can He be to us now the “behold I stand at the door and knock. To those who open up to Me, I will come in and feed them”. Hopefully you are open and willing for He is “at hand”. Amen!
This is why He does not receive his testimony from man for he knows what’s in man. More carnal fabrications for fascinations and excuses.
But “we speak what we hear and testify to what we’ve seen”, for we have eyes and ears of a different nature. We “endure as seeing him who is invisible”.
He who was “born a King”, need not appear as a king just so you can believe. The Son did not come here to become anything, but to prove who he already was.
John the Apostle was explicit, that we know him who is from the beginning. He put on His man momentarily, then put it off. This is proof that he is unchangeable in character and in nature and construction.
But there is a coming one who is not yet, whose coming is according to the working of Satan “with all lying signs and wonders” and duplicates. He is making a simulation of the invisible for he walked among the coals of fire. The coming one is the becoming one who is not yet but must be for a short time then go into perdition with all who fear him and obey his emmisaries.
He takes on the appearance of a Christ and the promises of a savior. But any carnal representation as such are counterfeits. He would love for you to think Jesus needs to come again, because he knows that all who reject the Saving of God that has already happened, will gather to the one that’s coming later. This is the end time gathering of those who want to be saved in a different way to protect their earthly status and carnal expectations of Heaven on earth.
The Sons purpose was to expire all the parables and attach the Elects affection on what they represent. He proved this when he went to the father and said father I have completed the work you have given me to do I have given Those whom you’ve given me out of this world I have given them your word and they have kept it. The verbal articulation was completed in us. We call this salvation. In him dwells the fullness of the godhead body and because we have received His word and His Spirit, of his fullness we have received because Word is where it comes from, because Word came from the mouth of God, coupled with His breath. Not oxygen but the spirit of God we call the gift of life, the comforter and helper.
So we too can say that we all are collectively one in the father. This is true koinania, the genetic information we need to be like them is cryptically embedded in scripture for us to become the gift that is given.
The coming one is a becoming one as though he is not yet but must be and is there for disqualified as being eternal.
It is as we take all the concepts of God displayed in the law and the prophets and more clearly seen in the Son and expire them in the heavens being the regions of our mind the access is through the heart the very place of God.
The gospel message has its fulfilled purpose in us and need not take us any further. As Peter stated receiving the end of your faith the salvation of your soul of God’s work completed in you before your departure.
The salvation of the soul is to be restored to its proper purpose of full interaction with God. The soul, mind and heart is the only invisible element you have. It’s the only Eternal access point you have to the father and without this restoration there is no eternity.
As a seed in the dirt seems insurmountable and unimportant to the plant, for it sees no light and lives in dirt so too is the man of the Earth. But if it contains the genetics of the Living God sown in our hearts through the gospel being watered by the Holy Spirit it becomes enamored with another element. It’s sites and focuses are no longer in the shell, so too with the metamorphosis of a butterfly from a caterpillar. The two are constructs of different elements and feature in contrast to one another.
One crawls on the dirt the other flies in the air. So to those who have sown the words of God in their heart and water with it the Holy Spirit, this becomes the thing that is said. Which is word. Gods Word. The very genetics of God, sown in our heart. In this way we become Godly.
There is no such thing as life and an afterlife. It is those who in their carnal body being ignorant of the things of God are The Walking Dead, hoping for something later. They are dead to the things of God that are Ubiquitous and piercing all time and matter, without distorting them. If this were not so the Son would not of said “let the dead bury their dead”. And John the Apostle would not of said ” those who have the Son has life those who have not the Son have not life”. Those who have not the Son have the contrast. And the contrast will be taken out of the way for the Eternal to remain.
And it is also true that the dust returns to the Dust. Those who do not acquire the spirit acquire nothing. Those are fixed on a carnal fulfillment of the scriptures hope in vain. For this reason they are said to be poor blind and naked. Not knowing the riches in Christ they are poor not seeing the kingdom of God at hand. They are blind not putting on the cloaking of Christ they are naked.
Anything made of time and matter will be dissolved. That’s why those who hold onto a construct and a hope of God becoming a feature subject to time and matter, specifically the second coming, their hopes will be tarnished. Those who put on Christ now, put on the very words He spoke, and become the things that He has said.
The son said “father I have finished the work that you’ve given me to do I have given them your word and they have kept it”. Nothing else needs to be said. This Son is the final say so. We just need to repeat it to be true for us. We are those who reverberate and echo the things that He said to be like Him.
We who have received the Son in this way as an embodiment of the concepts and attributes of God, are the offspring of God. It is us who speak the words to confirm who we are by where we have been and where we go, the very place we stay.
Christ said “no one has descended from heaven but he who descended from Heaven, that is the son of man who is in heaven” (speaking of Himself) So we too can take these words and expire them and fulfill them in ourselves in the same way. That just as He was and just as He is, so are we in the world. Because He was not a man in the world. He was himself in a human body, being the word the very exact expression of the Father as are we. And “no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again” and we see. And “no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born above” and so we were. “We are a kind of first fruits of his creation” being born of word and spirit of his kind of non-elemental spirit and Truth.
We testify of what we hear and speak of what we seen because of the place that we have been. So that makes us a visitor while we are here. We are the constituents of another Nation/Kingdom. We who are visitors from their called ambassadors. For who can be an ambassador from a country they’ve never had residence in. You could only be an ambassador and a representative of something that you are a part of otherwise you would just be a spokesperson.
This is what happens to those who speak of another coming Kingdom because the “Kingdom of God being at hand”. They quite obviously have not been to the place they are forecasting into the future. The term “at hand” has no relevance to them.
Like a baby bird in the nest who prefers a soft pre-chewed worm, so too a carnal believer is hooked on parables. This is the same as preferring the old wine for it is better, they reject the new.
Those who pay ties at the temple pay for building projects and give in to sacrifices. These are slow to receive the invisible for the visible. The things they did are of no Eternal value. If it does not serve as a crossover Point into the eternal it amounts to nothing but idolotry. For our Christ has entered into the heavens now not to Tabernacle made by hands but a tabernacle made by God, Eternal on the Heavens. That is the place of our homage, the place of our affections, and where our sacrifices and our givings go.
As God said through Isaiah “why do you trample My courts with your feasts and your sacrifices? Who has required this of you?” It is to receive God as He is and offered him the sacrifice of praise that is acceptable to him. The acceptable sacrifice is to present a mirror image of His Son back to Him, a sweet smelling savor.
If you appear at the altar to leave a gift and know not the Gift Giver, the Giver becomes a taker and you leave empty-handed.
To some people He appears as a thief, for even what they think they have shall be taken. And those who have an expectation of a future Jesus have nothing. If you knew the Gift Giver and the things He possessed you would receive immediately the things that you asked for. For this reason the son said to the disciples until now you have asked for nothing in My name ask for your joy to be full. Up till that point they were with of man named Jesus and they approached the man Jesus to ask the Father for things. Because their misconceptions of the Son, was they were denied access.
But we know the Gift Giver and we know the gift. All the gifts are in Gods Christ. All Things become new in Christ. You just need to figure out what All Things Are. They are Eternal.
You may look at some and think they are poor but they possess all things in this way. You may be “poor, blind and naked”. Poor, because you don’t have the riches of Christ. Blind, because you cannot see His Kingdom at hand. Naked, because you have not put on the loins of your mind the things He has said. You remain in your catatonic Adamic state of being of being naked of the things of God and driven by fear and shame.
For this reason John the Apostle said “love not the world nor the things of the world for those who love the world, the love of the father is not in them. But we love God.
There are those things that were with God from the beginning. These things are his. Everything else will be burned. (2 Peter 3.10)
If you really knew the Gift Giver in truth, you would not have to ask because the things have already been given. You would just thank Him instead. “We have been given everything that pertains to life and godliness through the knowledge of him who calls us to glory and virtue”. To share his virtue we are the called. We who know the Gift Giver in this way being the recipients and now ourselves gift-givers. As it is written “those who reject you rejects Me and those who receives you received Me”. We are His stewards and the conduit of the things that are His. We are the conveyors and the purveyors of the water that doesn’t cost money we are recipients of the Living Water and become Wells of Living Water as our Leader said “those who believe in Me, out of their being will spout out rivers of living waters”. Who also said like effervescent water “shaken up, slapped down on the table, uncorked and spouting out”, so too will be those filled with Gods Holy Spirit.
Christ approached the woman in Samaria at the well and asked for water. Had she known the gift-giver she would have asked Him for water. She said “I know the Christ when he comes he shall tell us all things”. In response Jesus said I whom you are seeking, I am He. That was His explanation of what people expect at a 2nd coming. She was filled enough to go tell the whole city. “This is the Christ”, not that He is going to be when He comes again.
In our age there are many still waiting. God does not repeat Himself. But fortunately we do. We call it the Gospel. This is the gospel and the good news. In this way, “The Kingdom of God is at hand”. Amen and Amen!
But these are provisions, and promises given to us in The New Covenant, that were already in effect as of Pauls writing this. This is evidenced by him writing it after the cross where all the sin of humanity were already delt with as he wrote in previous chapters of the same book where he emphatically teaches the resurrection by faith, being the one act that catapolts you beyond sin and death saying, 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. And “He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies [d]through His Spirit who dwells in you.”
This is the resurrection to life by faith. And also “if it is faith it is no longer works” or physically manifest because it is one or the other, faith of fact, carnal or spiritual. Or God is unjust.
However, then in chapter 11 Paul applies an old covenant promise toward his countrymen of a future saving saying that the deliverer will come out of Zion.
Paul is confused. He says this as tho this old covenant promise has a future fulfillment of another act for another payment for sin and another saving for his kinsman according to the flesh? “When I take away their sins?” Mmh. That is steeped in old covenant lingo that anticipated Gods sacrifice of His Son.
And whose sins are covered;
8 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord shall not impute sin.” (Romans 4)
To be sanctified is to be set apart, distinguished from, separated and apart from. To be without stain or imperfections, pure and holy.
In the creation account after God was done, scripture says “Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested (away) from all His work which God had created and made” so as not to intermingle. Gods rest was in Himself away from the physical constructs He had made. That is why when we go into Gods Domicile we take nothing of creation in with us.
You see God had a place other than the creation He had made, distinguishably different in composition and design by way of contrasts.
He made creation with concepts of light and dark, Heavenly to earthen, physical verses the invisible spirit, and He placed mankind there, but God preserved His place from creation and humans carnal functions. As He said of those fixed on the created “seeing with their eyes they see not, and hearing with their ears they hear not”. Because it is with the heart that one must see and hear to understand the things of God”.
Even as the Father spoke through Isaiah “For as the Heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts higher than your thoughts”. However Gods Heavens are not the ones in the skys of the created realm. Those were created on the 4th day, but the Heavens we experience with the re-generated mind of faith, the place where the Holy Spirit abides. This is Gods Domicile, “for the kingdom of God is within you’.
This is why the 7th day was sactified for God. That God rested from His works and called us there. Because there could be no mixing of the two realities of Eternal and the temporal elements and composition.
When Adam sinned against God, he was sent forth from the Garden (God’s garden) and dispersed to work the earth. Our struggle was to get back to the garden for the veluptuois fruits of Gods Spirit, of which we now enjoy through the redemption of Christ given to us. This is Gods tree of life and the reversal of the fall. This is us un-fallen. Also understood as raised up or, resurrected.
We the redeemed and the Elect are sent forth with the gospel introducing people into the Kingdom, to gather them to God. Instead of scattered and dispersed abroad the face of the earth to work the curse. The elect are gathered, selected and assembled together to another creation “in and of Christ”, to not be associated “in and of Adam”. To rest from their labors and to enjoy what God has given them from the beginning, of the things He has in Himself. Through one fruit of the Holy Spirit after another.
We then consume, assimilate then activate them by faith. The garden with the goods that was called Eden, becomes “The Kingdom of God at hand” alive in us. Even as Paul wrote “it is not I who live, but Christ lives in me. The life that I now live I live by faith in the Son of God who gave His life for me. If I live for any other cause, Christ’s death for me was in vain”.
This is our place of our rest and the sanctification that we are called to partake of now, and why we are called “a new creation (now) in Christ Jesus”. Not that it is new in the sense that it was just made. It is new in the sense that it never gets old, fades or wears out but is always in it’s Eternal Glory. It is “The forever new”.
At Paul’s first encounter he spoke of the light from Heaven brighter than the mid day sun, as something brighter than humanly understandable.
Genesis2.3 “Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.” The seventh day was not suppose to be associated with this creation, being mankinds reality on earth but Gods reality in Heaven, as something other dimensional.
God gave us the Sabboth to experience Him incrementally to grow in understanding Him to learn to never leave His presence. After all He did say “I will never leave you or forsake you”. So we just learn to realize and participate in His reality more and more clearly.
Moses spoke these words about God to the Israelites “You will bring them in and plant them In the mountain of Your inheritance, In the place, O Lord, which You have made For Your own dwelling, The sanctuary, O Lord, which Your hands have established.” Describing for us that Rest which is from the beginning.
And just in case you thought this place isn’t meant for us now, we need to look no further than the book of Hebrews
4 Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it. 2 For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; but the word which they heard did not profit them, [a]not being mixed with faith in those who heard it. 3 For we who have believed (this promise) do enter that rest, as He has said:
“So I swore in My wrath,
‘They shall not enter My rest”. This God said because they wouldn’t enter by faith.
In truth Gods place of rest has been His objective for us from day one saying “although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. 4 For He has spoken in a certain place of the seventh day in this way: “And God rested on the seventh day from all His works”; 5 and again in this place:“They shall not enter My rest.” So this is at the core of the gospel.
This place being the one before God ever said a word is what we are talking about. And because “God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested, meaning retired from all His work” associated with our carnal world.
When we accept the invitation to rest, we retire there too from the wranglings and the distractions that detain people from entering in. This is the home He has for us whose full aspiration is to be like Him. This is true godliness and the perfection delivered to us by the gospel. There is no other delivery mechanism to accomplish this task but the gospel. This becomes our highway to holiness, our sanctuary and santification.
The only place this can truly take place is in God with God. How else are we suppose to emulate and associate with such? With Gods Holy Word and Spirit.
It is that God spoke a word that went out and the only way to get back to the beginning is by Gods word and God’s breath. These are the two agencies that came forth from the mouth of the Father to make creation. This is why Christ is the only Begotten if the Father, not referring to His manhood, but His Godhood of containing the fullness of the Father.
“In the beginning God said with His Word “let there be… And the spirit of God broaded over the face of the waters”. Showing us His two agencies, and that they are the prescribed method for our return as the only ones who came out of the proverbial mouth of God.
But you must use your tools of faith to enter in lest this opportunity pass you by.
We know Gods eternal word is His only Begotten. (John 1.1) and (Hebrews 13.8)
This is why God said through Isaiah “so shall my word be that proceeded out of My mouth, it (He) shall not return to Me void but accomplish all My desire”.
We are His desire because “in the beginning was the word, the word was with God and the word was God, He was in the beginning with God” and He is now seated in sweet repose waiting for His enemies to become His footstool”. And because every human enemy hangs limp at the cross (Colossians 2), Gods enemies now are those who refuse to believe and achieve the Rest of the 7th day. They would rather stay in their old nature and fight. Even 1 John 2 says “I have written to you, young men,
Because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you,
And you have overcome the wicked one.” As being a junior achievement for the young.
We can know that Christ was pre-existing with the Father. And that when the Son said “follow Me that where I am you may be also” as God the Father also affirms “My word (His Son) shall not return to be void” (or in vain), but shall accomplish all My desire. We know that to follow Christ is to go to where word leads us. Which is where word originated from and where word returns, which is back to the Father having something with Him. That something would be us the Elect, of those who have taken God at His word, who are “in Christ” who planted Himself in us and we in Him. Who also said “if you keep My words and My words abide in you, the Father and I will come to you and make our home in you”. And so they do. But because their things are eternal, they don’t move in with old furniture. With them everything is Spirit and Truth and Eternally new. This is why Paul called us a new creation of something we are now, not later. That is if you are able to receive it. Or better yet, recieve them.
There remains a rest to the people of God”. If you are waiting for Gods Rest or God’s Son to appear later, you will miss out just like the bygone generations. They like the old wine in old wine skins better. But we have “a new and living way”.
This why Hebrews says “there remains a rest to the people of God, for those who have entered that Rest have ceased from their works like God did from His.” And “let us fear lest anyone fall short of it” because there is a fearful judgment to those who don’t.
This is the place that God sanctified, set apart and spot lighted that place called the seventh day for all Eternity. It is the same day that scripture calls “that day” and “in that day”, “The Lord’s Day” and “in the day of the Lord” and “in Christ”.
This is the Kingdom of God at hand. Meaning within reach but not carnally assimilated. Amen
Daniel Glorified God with these words.
Blessed be the name of God forever and ever,
For wisdom and might are His.
21 And He changes the times and the seasons;
He removes kings and raises up kings;
He gives wisdom to the wise
And knowledge to those who have understanding.
22 He reveals deep and secret things;
He knows what is in the darkness,
And light dwells with Him.
This was the praise to God that Daniel offered up for his debut before the king of Babylon, when he was there to demonstrate his God given ability to interpret dreams. You see the decree went out to all the astrologers, soothsayers, mediums and such, for them all to be killed if they could not tell the king his dream, and what the interpretation meant. After all of them were called out to be killed for failing this task, Daniel stepped forward to showcase his ability to beseech God Almighty for the interpretation.
Daniel started out in the presence of the king with that blessing to God showing who his King was, God Almighty.
Daniel then went on to describe a series of seemingly awesome carnal kingdoms, that in the end come to nothing, that they get crushed and spread into oblivion.
The purpose of this parable like all parables, is to take the invisible realities of God in the spirit, and teach us more about them with visual parables. That in the days during what we we’ll call, the visible kingdoms of chaff, in contrast there is a formation of a kingdom behind the scenes of carnal perceptions. God has His own building project going on as described here again from Daniel. This is the one That crushes and consumes all others. Daniel tells it like this.
44 And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall [n]break in pieces and [o]consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever.
However spectacular the carnal kingdoms that come and go may seem, there’s something more spectacular happening at the same time. And it was just out of view of carnal perceptions that the God of Heaven builds upon His own Kingdom with the souls of people and not visible objects.
If you understand the scriptures correctly, Jesus Christ is the Chief cornerstone, the apostles and the prophets are the foundations and the entrances, and we are the “living stones built up a habitation for God in the Spirit”. You can’t see this with your carnal eyes. This is the Kingdom that stands forever that consumes all others. It started with Christ’s invitation into “The Kingdom of God at hand”, a Kingdom still open today through the gospel.
The first feature.
We start this account with “The Chief cornerstone”. And may we say to you to set the story straight, when our Lord said to Peter “upon this rock I will build My church” He was NOT talking about Peter.
As we wipe away misunderstandings and concepts misconstrued by modern expositors and teachers, who build up carnal men, their churches, cathedrals and their carnal fascinations of expecting God’s kingdom to appear in a physical way. Or that their buildings please God. But the Kingdom of God does not come with carnal observations (Luke 17.20+). Did you see Christ get set up as the chief cornerstone? Well He is and this was marvelous in those who have eyes to see of a different nature, of those being born of the spirit.
Even as Christ told the Samaritan lady at the well, “the time that (you think) is coming is (already) here when you will NOT look to Samaria OR Jerusalem for Gods Kingdom, for God is Spirit and God is Truth and seeks such”. Such are we who are born of the spirit (John 3) because we are His building blocks of things that precedes and supercedes creation as you know it. Peter may have been among the first classified as a living stone, but he had no presidence over others. As a matter of spiritual truth, “the first shall be last and the last shall be first” in Gods economy.
And to set the record straight, Peter was NOT the foundation stone or he would be called The Chief Cornerstone, but he is NOT. Jesus Christ “is the Chief Cornerstone who the builders rejected” including those who ascribe that right to Peter, so be careful who you side with. For even in 2 Peter 2 he acknowledged that.
Who are the ones who reject Christ? All who think the kingdom is a carnal kingdom to be installed later on planet earth, but Danials prophecy says “during the days of these kings” showing us this has already happened. If this were not true, Jesus Christ could not have said “The Kingdom of God is at hand” but opening soon or under renovation, but He did and it is, or He is a liar. And as Jesus said it is to “those who overcome I shall make pillars in the house of my God”. And we are. We are the living stones “built upon the foundation of the apostles and the prophets with Jesus Christ the Chief cornerstone” and so we do. We can only be pillars in the House of the living God, if we are living stones and pillars, and we are because He said so (Revelation 3.12). And we are because we support and build with the things God has given us to include you. We build you up with word, Gods word. These are the tools for the project, and your invisible parts are the materials. Things like your heart, mind and soul. This is suitable for the things of God. All others burn. (2 Peter 3)
The one who said “I am the way and the truth”, He is that rock. As our Lord said “whoever builds upon My sayings is like the man who built his home on stone that withstood the winds and the waves.
And as the Jews were cited for rejecting “The Chief Cornerstone” in their day, so do these who build with earthen elements because they reject the true Jesus Christ again in our day. “Everything will be tried by fire for the eternal to remain”. Every earthly, carnal Kingdom will be consumed.
It was also the same Jews who were criticized by Christ with other buildings saying ”
29 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you build the tombs of the prophets and [m]adorn the monuments of the righteous, 30 and say, ‘If we had lived in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.’
31 “Therefore you are witnesses against yourselves that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets. 32 Fill up, then, the measure of your fathers’ guilt. 33 Serpents, brood[n] of vipers! How can you escape the condemnation of hell? These are Christ’s words to those whose fascinations are physical structures for God. Examine yourself lest you be one of them.
You see our Lord say to those with Moses, when you build for Me of stone, you shall use no tools on it for in the day you do you have defiled it. This is their condemnation, they were Mason’s.
As also our Lord said to them “13 “But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men (because the Kingdom was open for them too); for you neither go in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in. therefore their condemnation was just”. Gods Kingdom is not built up on earth from earth, but “comes down of God from Heaven”, built up of the spirits of the just, of those who have been perfected, as quoted here from Hebrews 12. 22 But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels, 23 to the [j]general assembly and church of the firstborn who are registered in heaven, to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect”. Demonstrating that this building project is made with elements and features foreign to the carnal senses. “Flesh and blood does not inherit the Kingdom”? (1 Corinthians 15) But the re-spirited mind of faith does. We are the Elect.
It was Jesus who said “13 No one has ascended into heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man who is in heaven“. The Son of man who came down from heaven is the Son of God who put on the flesh being fully man and fully God, for us to become His composition while we are in our old. That “of His fullness we have received”. His work was not to take us out of our body, but to put His on ours. To cover us with Him.
This is why Paul said that “we have this treasure in earthen vessels that the Glory and the Excellency may be of God and not ourselves”. It is His deposit in us of “spirit and truth”, being “living stones” our invisible part that God works with we call our heart, soul, mind and Spirit.
This is what John spoke of in The Revelation of these things when it was said of Heavenly Jerusalem “
“Come, I will show you the [g]bride, the Lamb’s wife.” 10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the [h]great city, the [i]holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, 11 having the glory of God. Her light was like a most precious stone, like a jasper stone, clear as crystal. 12 Also she had a great and high wall with twelve gates, and twelve angels at the gates, and names written on them, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel: 13 three gates on the east, three gates on the north, three gates on the south, and three gates on the west.
14 Now the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the [j]names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.”
This is what Daniel meant when he spoke of the coming Kingdom that would crush and consume the others. Gods Son said “The Kingdom of God is at hand” with Christ’s first invitation and has been being building on ever since.
As with any harvest that is common to mankind there is an end. Our Lord spoke this parable to put things into perspective for us saying. “Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn.” Have you been gathered to His kingdom? Have you seen His Kingdom? Can you go in and out of His Kingdom? Well you should according to John 3. If you are not sure, you need to take this up in prayer with God. Even as Paul said “the gospel I preach to you did not come by man or his carnal institutions but by Revelations from Jesus Christ. And His revealings are many, and we hope you are getting these so that you too can have the Testimony of Jesus Christ. Which is?
The Kingdom of God is at hand. Amen!
The Kingdom of God is at hand” and the enemies of God are preaching another coming one with another coming Kingdom and put themselves at odds with the Creator God. They need to repent. Since God judged the Jews that harshly for expn is that Chief cornerstone that the whole building project draws upon his angles, plains, directions and purpose, to participate in the Kingdom of “The Living God”. Amen!
It is here we want to make another point. Human instruments with earthen compositions have nothing to do with Gods building project either. Daniel said “in the days (during their time) the God of Heaven shall build (assemble) his Kingdom. Meaning, NOT man. All the churches ever built will be among the destruction. As Paul said, each ones work shall be tried by fire”. And Paul said that we can all build upon Gods foundation, but let each one be careful on how they built.
Peter said “all the earth with all its works shall be burned for the eternal to remain”, showing us that the physical structures called churches, chapels, synagogues and parishes are counted as things that burn in the fire.
Be careful what you do for God because if He condemned the Pharisees for building tombs for the prophets showing they were sons of satan. If you adorn other persons or their accomplishments you are glorifying man. And as we see it, there is only one for our adornment, “the lamb of God who took away the sin of the world” (Revelation 4)
If you take offense at Gods things being built of man’s devising, we need to go no further then the Warning God gave in the days of giving the 10 commandments. Immediately following God told them “25 And if you make Me an altar of stone, you shall not build it of hewn stone; for if you use your tool on it, you have profaned it.” He does not want to be associated with such. This is why Christ said “wherever two or more are assembled together, there am I in their midst”. This is the general assembly and church of the firstborn cited in Hebrews 12.
Our Lord had this conversation with the disciples saying I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.
You see if Peter was that rock that some denominations espouse, he would not have cleared this up himself. Here is what Peter wrote for our clarification;
2.4 Coming to Him (Christ) as to a living stone (not Peter himself or man-made churches), rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, 5 you also, as (additional) living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices (not the work of your hands) acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 6 Therefore it is also contained in the Scripture,
“Behold, I lay in Zion
A chief cornerstone, elect, precious,
And he who believes on Him will by no means be put to shame.”
7 Therefore, to you who believe, He is precious; but to those who [b]are disobedient,
“The stone which the builders rejected
Has become the chief cornerstone,”
“A stone of stumbling I
And a rock of offense.”
They stumble, being disobedient to the word, to which they also were appointed”. Segway here to there
Just a side note: the word church in the Greek is eklesia, correctly broken down means “the called out ones” meaning people and living stones.
Ek, means to call, klesia is the those who are the called. Paraklesia is the Holy Spirit. Para means over, like parachute. The Para Hoover’s over the Klesia, those who are called. The Holy Spirit who descended upon Yeshua at His baptism to remain, said through His mouth “oh Jerusalem, oh how I morn for you, oh how I would’ve gathered you as a mother hen gathers her chicks but you are not willing” showing us, that the term “church” is confusing because God is not interested in building projects. Further more, the word church has no real association with scripture.
The word “Church” comes from the keltic words cirse, circus, sorcery, circle, and curse. If you think about it when Yahweh spoke to the Israelites the ten commandments, He also said “And if you make Me an altar of stone, you shall not build it of hewn stone; for if you use your tool on it, you have profaned it.” Do not associate Me with such!
You can understand that our progeny has drifted from the purpose and power of God. So “we need to be more diligent to make our calling and election sure”. To make clear and simple. That we, having removed some boulders of falsehood;
“Coming to Him as to a living stone (not Peter or man-made churches), rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, 5 you also, as (additional) living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 6 Therefore it is also contained in the Scripture,
“Behold, I lay in Zion
A chief cornerstone, elect, precious,
And he who believes on Him will by no means be put to shame.”
7 Therefore, to you who believe, He is precious; but to those who [b]are disobedient,
“The stone which the builders rejected
Has become the chief cornerstone,”
“A stone of stumbling
And a rock of offense.
They stumble, being disobedient to the word, to which they also were appointed.”
So this should provide some clarity to what Daniel prophesied of Gods Kingdom of Stone, “to crush and consume” all other kingdoms. Even the writer of Hebrews said this, that “all things that can be shaken will be shaken for the eternal to remain”. That all earthen elements get recalled by the mouth of God, the One who said “let their be” their by granting limited existence.
Peter goes to explain the rest of Gods building, of those stones gathered together during the reign of the assorted kingdoms that dissipate like chaff saying,
“9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; 10 who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.”
And this is a good time to interject here that the word “Holy” does not mean pious. It means invisible. That is why in scripture we read of a “terrible crystal”. Topaz and such
And we see here in the book of Christ’s Revelation.
“Come, I will show you the [g]bride, the Lamb’s wife.” 10 And he carried me away in the (invisible,) Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the [h]great city, the [i]holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, (not built up on earth) 11 having the glory of God. Her light was like a most precious stone, like a jasper stone, clear as crystal.
In God’s economy the Earth is His quarry that we are been in. through all the testings the trials and the sufferings of this age, we are being chipped and chiseled and fashioned into a shape that’s suitable to God, we are saints and members of the household of God.
Here we adjure you by the Almighty God, do not return to your previous preponderance of a Kingdom of God in carnal form on planet earth, and pass by the invitation into Gods Kingdom now. Because there is a time coming when all will see this Heavenly Kingdom. When that happens it is to late to enter because it can only be accessed through faith. When faith is no more, and the only thing that remains is eternal, and the gospel is expired, you may be found outside pleading to the Bridegroom and the Bride to let you in and they say “we don’t know you from where you are from” and all that is left is the burning sensation of lost oppertunities. All the Law and the prophets have been expired. There is no other work of God but to convince you of these invisible realities we call Spirit and truth, to enter in.
The Kingdom of God is (for now) still at hand.
Justification according to Paul verses James.
To enter into this discussion that has reeked havoc in churches for many generations, a topic that helped the motivation of the prodestant movement split, first we need to understand what justify means according to scripture.
In the book of acts Paul had this to say about our topic of the “justification” through the Christ.
“by Him everyone who believes is justified from all things from which you could not be justified by the law of Moses”.
This shows us that justification is not a singular thing or a solo event but many things or a proccess.
Paul uses the words justify and justification differently than James, which causes confusion and splits among the greater body of believers. Paul uses the term “justify” in all its forms to mean aquited or exonerated from the charge of being a sinner as seen here; 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 being justified [g]freely (from this charge) by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God set forth as a [h]propitiation (payment to free from charge) by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed, 26 to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, for Him to be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.” Meaning to stand for and defend against the charges of sin. The Son of God in this way obtained our aquital
James on the other hand uses the same term “justify” to mean confirm. In order to have the justification James talks about, there has to be a test. And because we participate in our salvation by “pressing in to lay a hold of why Christ laid hold of us”. It is that God who gave us our sovereignty as being made in His image, does not take that back.
In order for salvation to work in our lives we have to cooperate with God. God can do anything He wants but what He wants is a relationship. And this relationship requires us to participate. We must “work out our own salvation with fear and trembling”. We have a responsiblity but not according to the Law of Moses, but to the law of faith.
Paul’s use of justification brings us out from underneath condemnation and judgement of that law. That “the law was added to make sin exceedingly sinful” by multiplying aquisitions against us. That one is aquited and exonerated from the charges of sin and justification here is to be free from these charges.
James uses the same word “justify” to mean “having passed a test“. Both of these mens concepts of having been aquited and having passed a test are appropriate and can be used for having been vindicated, also meaning to be proven.
Just as Hebrews 2.3 says “how shall we escape (charges, judgement and condemnation) if we neglect such great a salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him”.
The word confirm in this text is synonymous with vindicated and having been corrected. As if from standing on trial or under investigation and examination. Tobe free and clear is to be justified.
If someone asserts a thing to be true, they should be able to provide proof for it to be so. The proof provided by James is his use of the word ” justified’ by James. The proof is in the put in. When what was put in comes out, there is a confirmation that the thing has the thing that is said.
So when let’s say a bottle has a certain fluid in it, it can be verified by pouring it out and examining it to be true. Then there is a confirmation. And in the case James uses with Abraham to be justified in the faith, Abraham had to understand that God would send His Son into the world to save people from charges of sin. And he did.
The glorious thing about this account, is that when Isaac asked his father “where is the sacrifice” Abraham said “God will provide a sacrifice”, showing us that he knew God wasn’t going to let Isaac die. In this way Abraham received his own son back from the dead by faith, because for Gods promise to be true that from the loins of Abraham that “he would be the Father of many nations”, then God couldn’t let his son die. This was Abraham’s test and justification.
Just as Jesus Christ said “Father, I have finished the work you have given me to do. I have given those you have given Me your word and they have kept it.” (Let us now see the vindication and justification of the 11 disciples.)
They know that I have come forth from you and I go back to you and they see Me again no more”. (John 16.8 + 17.12) Yeshua/Jesus knew this because He asked them and they answered. (John 13) Kinda like a school teacher asking questions and getting correct answers. They know they did their job.
So too we see here again with James, 2 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces [a]patience. 4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be [b]perfect and complete, lacking nothing.” This is why God is just and the justifyer of the one who has faith in His Son. Because God examines how well we follow Him and how obedient we are that we may be found worthy.
And if this seams strange to you, we need to go no further than to look to Peter speaking by the Holy Spirit saying “be ye Holy as I am Holy” and Paul doing the same thing said “therefore having these promises, let us work out our own salvation with fear and trembling” and “come out from among them and be ye separate and I will receive you and ye shall be My sons and daughters”.
So why would believers get involved in arguing over these terms to justify themselves over the other. For this reason Paul said ye are acting like foolish men. They were using common courts to settle issues, and these embarrass the body of Christ for driving in these wedged among fellow follower’s of Word.
May the God of Heaven keep you clean, clear, sanctified and justified, preserved and prooven “in Christ” where all the Heavenly deliciousies are kept. Amen!
The Kingdom of God is still at hand.
Adam was put into a deep sleep. You see after observing and naming all the creatures in the Garden, and seeing there was no counterpart for himself, he was put into a deep sleep. It was here that God extracted the rib we call Eve, or Khavah from Hebrew. You see the thing that he needed was from within himself.
We know this because God did not take another clump of clay to produce Adams counterpart. It was the very thing that he yearned for was something that was within himself. He just did not know it yet. This is the place where the real Adam/atom was split.
So we need to be careful not to try to satisfy our yearnings with things outside of ourselves so much, but of things that are within. Just as Paul called Christ the last Adam, that “in Him dwells the fullness of the Godhead body” and “ye are complete in Him who is head overall”. Ultimately that is where you are going to find the real fulfillment of everything you really need of who you really are, of the only things that really satisfy, of things that never wane or fade from Glory, of the things of God, of the things to be written on your heart through His holy writ, verified by His Holy Spirit, and we awaken from within, as we confess it to be real as we are showing you here how to do it here.
Gods things need no renewals, updates, prescriptions or expiration dates or terms and conditions to use. Only the loving arms of the Heavenly one who became flesh to fix the problem man had with God. If it was Gods doing it would’ve been fixed there. But now the problem is fixed with the saving from God we call the Only Begotten. He is our remedy from the ill effects from the garden of Eden, with His only Begotten becoming one of us, a composition un-natural to Him. He then took His carnal man to the cross to reverse the ill effects of the fall for our gain. He is Gods prototype for us to follow. For us to pattern ourselves after, to become godly.
So now we have safe passage to return to “that which is from the beginning”. The place where the first Word ever came from we know as eternity. God called this place His rest of the 7th day, the place before He ever spoke His breath and His Word and created all matter, back to the place we are to participate with them even now called “The Kingdom prepared from the foundations of the world” as being eternal.
The place before God ever said “let there be light, is what humanity is asleep to. So now we have the Gospel. God uttered His Son (John 1.1) and we re-iterate Him again today for the purpose to WAKE you Up to the things of God. For the Son of God even said “the Kingdom of God is within you”. (Luke 17.22) if you are of this sort.
So God has the market cornered on things that don’t need renewals, updates or upgrades because they are already in their eternal perfection of God like Glory. And you know what? They are free for the asking to the re-newed mind of faith. (Isaiah 55)
So God put a deep sleep on Adam and removed something that was inside him. As long as Adam had the thing that was in him we call the rib and Eve, to be now outside, he would remain in his catatonic state of sleep, or spiritual slumber, of being unresponsive to Gods promptings.
However being asleep, you are more alert to the bad news of the spirit of this age with carnal promptings. But we have the good news, in Greek it’s called the gospel. That means good news, that we wake up and see that the enemy and all his local news and bad news is the illusion and the distraction. That those who wake up have come to know and confess that “nothing shall separate us from the love of God that is in Yeshua Christ, neither height nor death, principalities or powers, nor things present or things to come. That we are more than conquerers through Him who loved us”. You see all the bad news is only as real as fear allows. To some it’s just a boogie man.
Fear was the first emotion Adam had when he felt something was missing, when he felt naked and ashamed. That is why God asked him, Adam where are you? You see Adam had tried on some words from another and experienced an emotion God did not give him, fear.
That’s the enemies plan for you and an emotion from the wrong gospel. If you fear God, the god of this age has no power on you because you have woken up.
Fear on steroids is terrorism and “those who fear have not been perfected in love because fear involves torment”. So you know how the powers that be try to detain you. To keep you paralyzed and earth bound. But we have a Heavenly calling.
For us who understand this, we look at the things outside, being the visuals with our carnal faculties, as temporary presentations to learn from, to wake us up to what we have inside us, our inheritance we possess of the things that are truely real, of things not made of dirt or elements associated with the 6 days of creation, but the eternal, invisible things we are to wake up to that existed before God ever said “let there be light”.
This is what Paul meant when he said “when I was a child, I thought like a child and spoke like a child. But when I grew up I put away childhood things”. He learned the distinction.
The things Paul associated with in a carnal way, taught him a new expression and a new association in Heaven of being godly. Not a religious piety, but a new body of beliefs, mindsets and fearless behaviors. So we learn to “put on the full armor of God”.
This is why we are instructed to put Christ on. If He were a man in the beginning I suppose we would just try to dress like Him. But those instructions were not left behind, unless you want to ride around town as a peasant on a donkey without a pillow and no place to lay His head. That was His dependancy on the things that are here.
For this cause Paul also said “a child is no different than a slave, but is under guardians and tutors until time appointed from the Father. Maybe this is your appointment for you to grow up in understand and awaken to the greater gift of God given in Christ.
The things of this age are given to wake us to what we already have inside and why we are told of Christ that “in Him dwells the fullness of the Godhead body and we are complete in Him who is over all” of those of us “who have put off the deeds of the flesh (the carnal thinking) and have (already) put on the new person (made as an exactitude) in the image of Him who created us. (Colosians 3)
In reality, Gods things are the only things that are really real and eternal, and why Peter said “10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be [d]burned up. So you wouldn’t fixate on the things below where you carnal person resides because you don’t get to keep that. It returns to the dust, so hold on loosely.
Christs coming is even now if you understand that He is the “behold I stand at the door and knock” and the “I am with you always, even to the end of this age”.
That is why Ephesians says: “Awake, you who sleep, Arise from the dead (from the things that detain you), And Christ will give you light.” So you can see where you are going.
This is what we pray for you. That you may wake up to the reality that is within you, the thing that you may grasp, not with your physical hands. No, because those instruments are for those who sleep, but with your invisible tools from the realm that’s real. Gods realm.
Even as Paul prayed that “17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, 18 the eyes of your [f]understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in (key opporative, in not out of) the saints, 19 and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power 20 which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places,21 far above all principality[g] and [h]power and [i]might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also all that are to follow.”
This however makes no sense to those who are still asleep that the resurrection power of God, lay within those who have His deposit. You just haven’t woken up to realize and recieve it yet, because your faith muscle is either asleep or dead. Faith is the substance of the things we hope for, the evidence that the things unseen are real. (Hebrews 11)
Adam persisted in his catatonic state of sleep and passed it on to all humanity, including you, of which the only way to wake up is through the gospel we espouse. Not speaking of another coming Jesus at a different time or a later date for human exposure to God, because His saturation is complete.
Even as scripture says “who is He who ascended, but He who also descended to Hell, in order to fill all in all. He is every where, all the time even now as the “lo I am with you always, even to the end of the ages”. So He is right here, right now, squaring up with you to see what you will do. Which is? Well we hope, WAKE UP.
That through your exposure to the things we possess and testify to of the things of God available to you by faith, to wake you up now to the fact and only real reality is “that which is from the beginning” being “The Kingdom of God at hand”, to those not with their carnal faculties but spiritual. That “God is Spirit and truth and seeketh such” to reverberate with. That now, today is the day to possess your inheritance today is the day of salvation, today is the day for the gospels completion. This is what true salvation is. Not like the i.o.u. presented to you by the decievers they call a second coming. This they do because they have no faith. That “one must first believe that He is, and that He rewards those that diligently seek Him”. And His rewards are many, but because His things are invisible, we can only convey them through words to your understanding to leave an impression for you to wake up.
This is why Paul wrote this in Romans “, knowing the time, that it is now high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. Well yah. It is at hand.
Now, the Rest of God, which is not a slumber, is the contrast to those who sleep from God. The place we associate with as having recieved our inheritance, revealed to us in His Holy writ and activated by faith, so that you can sit down with the Father, only when you learn to do this. No more wringing your hands and dwelling on the “what ifs” in life.
You can rest assured of this that this is the “Kingdom prepared, made ready, available and opened for business, from the foundation of the world. Think about it. If Gods things are eternal, how is it that some are looking for things to be made for Gods Kingdom to appear? They are asleep. We are awake in quite repose in that which is from the beginning. How simple.
Angels do not have senses collected on a face like people. Of themselves they do not have receptors. They can’t see, hear and feel like humans. Humans are much more advanced.
This is why they try to interact with and inhabit humans. Pigs make suitable hosts too. But because un-spirited humans are good tracking agents for fallen angels to spy with, to impersonate and control others. They can see from a humans point of view, but only as a matter of being an onlooker through whom they inhabit, using the humans receptors and perceptions. In this way they experience a life they never knew, a form of god-like-ness they’ve only imagined. That is why they are jealous of humans.
It was to Timothy that Paul said of some “that they may come to (or recover their) senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will.”
So unbenounced to some, they have Satan as a co-pilot or even in their driver seat using their eyes ears and such to collect information.
Demons cannot experience what people do first hand, but can only live vicariously through them. Without humans or host bodies, they are left in the dark. That is untill now. Now they have a new set of sensors greater, more expansive and comprehensive than typical humans.
Because of modern devises, demons have access to senses and perseptions broader reaching than humans.
In times past humans had the optimal senses that made demons jealous. But today they have the internet. Satan being called “the prince of the power of the air that now works in the sons of disobedience”, who is up to his old tricks, is at it again today.
Satan and his minions find governing, or godlike abilities over mankind through these sensors with data gathering capabilities for complete oversite and total control through the unsuspecting masses, who turn over their God given personal information and personal sovereignty to demons through bindings called terms and conditions and are just plain ignorant of the gift from God in Christ. Instead of developing God’s gift inside us, they take the low road of pleasing their carnal nature and do not realize that they are engulfed in a trap.
Just as Adam and Eve were sited with crimes against humanity, meaning themselves, for opening up to competing services from God by believing a lie from the father of lies, and turning into a series of lies today of supposed products and services offered by Satan’s outlets for people to totally control and govern themselves without God? That is the trap. Feeling totally self empowered now, this is the illusion. It is Satan and his cohorts who are empowered by such inventions as they steer the masses through generating fear for sales.
To be enamored with another to complete your ability to take total control of your personal sphere, for personal protection, safety, health, and wealth, with the foresight to predict, project, forecast and read the future better than any crystal ball, is the epitome of rejecting God and His various gifts He has reserved for us.
We are warned from scripture of the god of this age “whose coming is according to Satan with all lying signs and wonders”. Presenting itself as the distributor of services to make people godlike without scripture. This is a false god-like-ness and a trap.
This is a total coup against God for obsconding with God’s creation, of which we can understand that the final implimentation of this plan, the ultimate subduction of humans made in the image of God, to have their genetic predisposition altered to reflect another author and alterer of genetic combinations. And because God did not authorize those sets of gene combinations, they are not His, He is not the author of those persons. Someone or something else wrote those gene series sequences.
That these people in their original construct, with their God given personal sovereignty, and using that sovereignty, they believe in, trust in and allow another to change their DNA, thereby searing their date of damnation by taking on the image and the seal of the false god of this age, his crown and Corinna, that eclipses reason and the image of God by covering their identity with a mask. This is the eclipse of reason and people’s God given sovereignty for the mother of all fears, your life. Their cure, or their saving for humanity, eclipses the minds of those who’ve rejected the savior of the cross for another savior called a vaccine.
For not only does it change people’s DNA, they’ve reprogrammed them through their various agencies, and chip them to hook them up to the internet of things, so they can track and control in absolution.
Scripture says that the purpose of creation is so that “in the fullness of times, at the peak of the harvest, that God would gather together in one, all things and all souls that are in Christ”.
That at the fullness of time, in the harvest, that the wheat and the tares grow together. We have this parable.
“The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; 25 but while men slept (to the immediacy and current reality of God), his enemy came along and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way. 26 But when the grain had sprouted and produced a crop, then the tares also appeared. 27 So the servants of the owner came and said to him, ‘Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?’ 28 He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ The servants said to him, ‘Do you want us then to go and gather them up?’ 29 But he said, ‘No, lest while you gather up the tares you also uproot the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather together the tares (to the internet of things) and bind them (with terms and conditions) in bundles to burn them, but gather (to My Word and Spirit) the wheat into my barn.”
Here we have a picture of the harvest of humanity. The wheat are us who are collected for God, and the tares are marked, collected, bound and bundled to burn. That both collections happen at the same time, both just slightly skewed from human perseptions because it’s a spiritual binding and gathering. A show of who belongs to who, thing.
And as kind begats kind, this harvest being a spiritual kind, you are either God’s kind, or Satan’s kind who is called “the God of this age. But not because of God or by permission of God. But because God in the beginning gave creation to mankind, and the first humans then in turn gave it to Satan through fear. This teaches ud two things. That you cannot blame God for this. And you can see on the forehead those who are given in to fear.
Each person in turn must choose who their service providers are. God, His Christ and His Holy Spirit, or Satan’s with his savior or saving called the internet of things and the vaccine with his spirit who is “the prince of the power of the air that now works in the sons of the disobedient”.
Whose mark and whose image did you receive? The one outlined and scribed in God’s Holy writ and written on your hard drive called your brain and your soft spot called your heart? Or the one scribed and embedded in the vaccine with animal and aborted human baby DNA to be injected into your bloodstream and contaminate you gene combination, bypassing all your God given filters of bodily protection.
And this is all done with your permission. Therefore you are guilty. Gods saving and Gods warnings were rejected and you trusted the competition,the god of this age and Satan. Many will perish with these demons in eternal damnation for doing so. No mercy. Not my words but Gods. You have been warned!!!
The Kingdom of God is at hand.
T..right. .s.elect artificial intelligence over them, to rule over them, collect their information, and just like strings on a puppet, fallen angels are given power over unbelieving souls to lead them about because they are dead to Gods Holy Spirit. The prince of the power of the air has them.
Demons have access to many more senses and sensors by living vicariously through the internet. They seem godlike, and so they offer their services to humans. You see they don’t offer a godliness greater than the Creator presents to us through the gospel. However they offer a form of god-like-ness similar to the tree in the garden of Eden as shown here.
“Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. 5 For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” or more commonly thought, you can know what you need to know whenever you need to know it. They give you insides into everything they have sensors in.
But this isn’t unique to the internet because it is the imposter. In reality devils cannot offer us anything God doesn’t promise in His word. For even scripture says “you have an unction from the Holy One and you know all things. But people sell out for the bling. They want the physical things.
1 John 2 says “15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. 17 And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.”
So you know which form of God-like-ness you are going after by the provider you subscribe to. God’s through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ and God’s Holy Spirit, or accepting various terms and conditions from the assorted internet providers and services.
In this way they become godlike and all knowing. For this reason people worship, or serve this beast, the anti-thesis of God. God “was and is and is to come”, meaning eternal. Or the beast who “is not, but must become, and goes into perdition”. Meaning he has power for a time.
Dust being the by-product of fallen man because God said to man “from dust thou art, to dust you shall return”. And because demons were created to serve man, they had no agencies to rise above Mankind, untill they fell. Those angels designed to serve the higher order of humans, seeing them below from the fall, couldn’t resist the opportunity to rule them as their jealousy insisted. In this way they are blinded by their own lust. Because they were made if spiritual composition, if things humans are blinded to, their judgement is more severe.
This was the need for redemption for mankind, for returning them to their God given purpose. But fallen angels have no redemption, becausethey were the instigators.
Humans were tricked by satan because of his jealously, and because man fell for it, them and fallen angels both have their polarities reversed. Their focus is in the lower subsectors called creation. Instead of cooperating with each other they are now at odds with each other. Even as God said to satan in Eden “on your belly shall you go and dust you shall eat all the days if your life, showing us Satan’s real power. And because of this, God the Father also said “I have put enmity between her seed and thy seed. You shall bruise his heal, but He will bruise the head”, showing Satan’s defeat. But more than that, God painted a word picture of the final battle so that we would know what to expect. In our day Satan is trying to pull rank by imposing mandates.
However we know whatever power he tries to ascert he stole. For this reason Jesus said “get behind Me Satan”. More aptly put would be “get beneath me Satan” because “on your belly shall you go” and Jesus also said to the Jewish leaders “You are from beneath; I am from above.” Showing us Satan is not so much behind but below. Therefore he and his minions can only nip at our heals. But we walk on them to get to where we are going. “The god of this age comes and has nothing in us.” We are on different plains going different directions.
For this reason we can look at them like bugs crawling on the ground because from up here where we are, that is what they look like. Get behind me Satan? No, stay beneath, we can use the traction.
Satan does have have access to the darkened minds of those who sleep in their Adamic slumber. Without access to human receptors demons are more like crawlers. They can feel things like images and textures. Like a blind person running their fingers and hands over objects. For this reason they love objects and logos. And because they have some humans trained to use these logos, those humans become co-conspirators against God and His image. They seek to detain other humans who by and large are asleep to these operations.
Much like a dog marks its territory, these logos serve the same purpose. Demons gather to their logos. Think of the pentagram, the pyramid and the oblisk to name a few.
This is why pyramids have hydroglyphs and corporations have logos. Reading words is a arduous task that require crawlers. Logos speak volumes. We know this because we know The Logos of God call The Only Begotten. There are human receptors and angel receptors. But all things are open and exposed with the eyes of Him with whom we have to do. And because we are in Him, we see things from Gods perspective with His perseptors which are far superior. We have an unction from the Holy One and we know all things. Because of this we learn to see, hear, taste, smell and feel with our new God given sensory perceptions of the spirit. In this way we know we are In Him.
Knowing these things we can understand the purpose of “the internet of things”. However powerful fallen angels feel by the control of things through the internet, this is all impossible without humans help. The fallen can’t build anything. They only harvest and steal.
It was humans who built the internet with all its fixtures and sensors, however it is demons who have free reign over its signals. Sometimes they are referred to as web crawlers. These are used to harvest your information. And web bots, these run repetitive devices much like a messenger. Oh, and yes they have messengers too. Messenger is another word for angel, so instant messeging and such are performed by these. If this sounds strange, you need to go no further than to ask these Android’s questions that require critical thinking to find out they have it. Oh, and seriously, goigle hive? And echo nest? Seriously there are many. And if you think about it, how is it that millions of people with hundreds of languages and thousands of dialects can ask the same agency a question all at the same time and all get simultaneously immediate responses? Does this sound like a machine?
In your patience possess your soul.
This was a phrase spoken to us by our Savior, of times that would try the human race, that “there will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs” to try those who dwell upon the face of the earth. That these things turn up opportunities for our testimonies, but “not a hair of your head will be lost”. That in these trying times we hold onto the only thing we really keep, that you take with you away from this carnal experience. “In your patience possess your soul”.
Fortunately for the elect, we have a partner in this endeavor because we considered our old person expired, taking our Fathers word to be raised in newness of life. The life we live now we live by faith in the Son of God who gave His life, for us to have His. Our life is not our own but His because we have partnered together.
In the beginning God said “let Us make mankind in our image and our likeness” of being our own personal soveriegh. The fall was our loss of this. The gospel restores this one person at a time. To be raised far above all principalities and powers in Christ. (Ephesians 2)
To possess means to occupy, to be held, to be capable and to sit or reside. In terms of a place, it’s to have possession or ownership. To sit is to rule and be in control. After all if you are not in control you do not possess. You become the possessed.
And the point here is, who is in control? Well you might say “me of course” but upon further review of the evidence this might not be the case. You may think, well I handle my own affairs quite well. That you have your products and services set in place so that at the push of a button you can act with impunity. That by using the tools offered by the powers of the day, you have become god-like on your own. That you are in control. You have your command center at your fingertips. This is the illusion.
Maybe you have stepped inside the trap and swallowed the bait. Have you shared everything you have and everything you are by subscribing to anothers services you believe to be harmless and benevolent? You may be out under their power. This is how they cast their spells on people. That “you may become like gods”.
What does that sound like? You may have bought and own the gadget. If you read the terms and conditions before you activated it you would know that you own it, but anything you put in it belongs to them. By that one contract, they are the owners of your seamingly invisible information.
It’s like this. To subscribe. Sub means to put under. Scribe is a writ of authorization. That is why there are under writers. This outlines who is to serve whom.
To subscribe is to accept certain service providers to opperate on your behalf in your stead. Escentially an alternate you. It is with your signature or click of a button that you empower others to carry out actions on your behalf.
It is good to note here that nothing is free. Just because there may not be an exchange of money, you can be sure you are loosing something somewhere. Be careful what you sign up for because an exchange does take place.
Kinda like of old. When a King would manage his kingdom, he would send out emissaries with a letter having the King’s sign or seal on it. It was as good and valid as if the King were standing right there. The letter contained the edicts and the power to perform on behalf of the king.
This is what your signature does. It acts on your behalf as though you were there. Whoever has your signature on a document has your permission to do and carry out everything spelled out in that document. Did you read before you agreed? Among these permissions are what’s called, terms and conditions. This spells (pun intended) out the subscribers obligation in the relationship. An exchange takes place, either by payment or offering them to use your personal information knowingly or not. They collect your information, familiarize themselves then sell your info to the highest bidder. God tells us specifically in His word “‘Give no regard to mediums and familiar spirits; do not seek after them, to be defiled by them: I am the Lord your God.”
And: the person who turns to mediums and familiar spirits, to prostitute himself with them, I will set My face against that person and cut him off from his people.
As a king is bound by his word, and you are bound by signing and accepting, or sometimes just a click of terms and conditions and in a court of law, it would rule in favor of how the contract reads but in your haste to valuable information, you click away.
And because God gave you your own sovereignty, to rule over your own affairs, you are responsible to perform what you agree to for their services, knowingly or unknowingly, even if you didn’t read or understand what you signed. You have to satisfy your contracts to term. This is why scripture says “let your yes be yes and your no be no. For whatever is more than this is from the evil one. You have been warned.
This is escentially what Adam and Eve did. They put themselves under the authority of another to receive a form of godliness by eating the forbidden fruit.
God had already given Adam and Eve His form of godliness with his first declaration: let Us make man in Our image” and “in His likeness He made them male and female”. So it includes all of humanity.
We are each responsible for our soul, except for the young and weak. That is another topic having to do with coverings for care. “In your patience possess your soul”, is for the elect of self governing sovereigns made in Gods image and likeness.
This is why we have been mandated to “come out of her My people lest you partake of her sins and recieve of her judgments”. This is why we bring this up. We must dis-enfranchise ourselves and place ourself in our rightful due as outlined in the gospel of the Only Begotten, lest we be found entangled in other agreements. For then the judgements would reach into our affairs and maybe to your very soul. And if in nothing else, when the cards come crumbling down, we are not damaged by the debris, because in your patience you possessed your soul and removed yourself from all other attachments. We have taken no real stock with the powers that be of the gods of this age who come to nothing.
First we have to understand who “the prince of the power of the air, who now works in the sons of disobedience” is, lest we become one of his. This would be clear as the one in control through services that operate in the air, being the top of the pyramid if the www.eye in the sky, the net laid over the whole world. Let that sink in.
The Greek word for air is pneumas and means spirit, so you should know that there are two spirits. The Spirit of the Living God, which is mimicked by the prince of the power of the air that distracts those who don’t know God.
The book of Revelation talks of a foulsome smoke that comes out of the bottomless pit. It was instructed not to harm the trees or the vegitation, but only those who have not the seal of God in their forheads, showing us that this smoke is not in about polluting oxygen but airwaves, communications and electronic transmissions. This is the mind that is not occupied by the Holy Spirit of the living God. They have another source for invisible sustinance. Another spirit seemingly for control and direction and self management with tools other than the ones given to us from God Himself.
However we the elect, have an Unction from the Holy One (the Pnuemas of God) and we know all things”. Not that we know all things simultaneously, but we know what we need to know when we need to know it because we are connected to the command center of all things. It is there for the asking for the Elect.
The other power of the air offers alternate providers and overlaps of coverage with counterfeit coverages with terms and conditions. Instead of using your asker, or your mouth punctuated with an Amen, you use your finger on your keypad, tap,tap,tap. You then pay with money or personal information. This is spiritual adultery with God because you cannot partake of Gods things and demons. You would not press into God because the key stroke seamed easier.
For the elect of God we have access to Gods services spelled out by His terms and conditions we learn from in scripture. Where our savior said “ask anything from the Father in My name and He will do it”. And God cannot lie.
This is not to blab-n-grab to satisfy your lower carnal nature. However the god of this age being “the prince of the power of the air that now works in the sons of disobedience” being the mind void of God, of those who have subscribed to the gods, or service providers of thid age. Like a morphine pump, they can click away for the various ad ons and pleasures till they loose their soul by becoming enamored and entrenched in another sort of a God like fashion of, “something good to behold and able to make you wise?
Hmm, this sounds like the Garden of Eden where they took a bite out of the apple for another all knowing. The question is, does your apple have a bite out of it too? Does it have features “pleasant to the eyes, and desirable to make one wise”? Can it help you “be like God knowing good and evil” and vertually everything? And things beautiful to behold? Is that really you on your profile? W
We the Elect look into a different mirror (2 Corithians 3.18)
Like with Adam and Eve, they were made to feel ashamed and naked needing to be covered so they used a leaf to hide their short fall. However the god of this age has plenty of different kinds of leaves to cover yourself with.
With each new leaf, paper, papyrus, contract, or terms and conditions you subscribe and agree to put them on, all those coverages and coverings only blind you from Gods protection for you, and to preoccupy you from doing that one thing you need to do. Which is to “in your patience possess ye your soul”. To take ownership of it. To un-subscribe from other powers who can only rob you and detain you. After all their are no what ifs, or just in case with God, as though He has a blind spot or has left us alone, for you to run for cover under another’s care, because He has said “I will never leave you or forsake you” and “lo I am with you always, even through the end of this age. How much more thorough can His providers be?
Are you under the terms and conditions of Gods terms and conditions signed in the blood of His Son. Or have you agreed to other providers. Check? Or checkmate?
The Kingdom of God is at hand. Not with a signature. Not by pushing a button for a new app or service. But by professing faith and trust in the Almighty God for His service providers spelled out by His terms and His conditions we call the New Covenant, contract , and Will and Testament we call scripture.