The currency of our age is money. If you have enough you can go any where and do anything.Â Money is power for the things of this age.
But the currency of the eternal,Â invisibleÂ realm is word. Gods word. It is His word that grants us access. As different currencies display the icon of that kingdom, be it a king or a queen. It is the power of that one it carries. It is the assorted words that make up the gospel and re-assembled in us that displays the icon of our currency Jesus Christ. But unlike the artwork of an icon on a dead piece of paper or coin that bears an image to acquire things of that culture, our currency being the word of God has more than just a depiction of a man, but the very handiwork of God Himself being His Son, Jesus Christ. He is the Word of God that the words of the gospel display. And this word is living and powerful for our transformation now.
So we who have faith â€œIn Christâ€ carry about not a dead document called money with a picture of a dead man on it but God in Word form. This is what all those born of His kingdom have. To the one who has faith in Him, in His Word, they have God in Word form and the true impression or reflection and likeness of the Father is Jesus Christ being the Word of God, and the Word was God. (John 1.1) This is the very nature of God.
We partake of the Word of God being the bread of life. Which is food of the Spirit in the Kingdom of God. It is as we accept the testimony of Gods Son, the words in our inward person by faith and washed by the Holy Spirit that it becomes for us not just an iconic figure of a dead man, but the impression of God Himself. We take on not an impression like a tattoo on our outward man but His very nature and character in our invisible inward parts. We are of His kind. For even the angels in heaven behold the face of the Father in these little onesâ€. (Mt 18.10)
We donâ€™t have to carry dead money in our pocket for our new culture. We have His Word stored up in our heart. These are the keys to the Kingdom of God â€œIn Christâ€ for us in the here and now. We have the same measure of faith. We believe therefor we speakâ€. (2 Corinthians 4.13) It is the word we receive by faith that we speak that grants us access.Â So when we are instructed to follow those who through faith and patience receive the promisesâ€¦? (Heb 6.12) This is that.
The promises are ourÂ currencyÂ and are not a deadÂ Â document or coin. When you inherit the promise, you receive the thing that is said. And it is said of Gods Son â€œWho shall descend into the deep to bring Him up? Or who shall ascend to the heavens to bring Him down? But what does His Word say? The word is close to you, even in your heart that you may hear it and do itâ€. And what is it that we will do not by human endeavor but by our work of faith? We believe and speak, but we do not bring Him back. We go up.
We ascend to the very heights of heaven to God Himself. The keys to His Kingdom are His words displayed in His Son being the bread of life broken down for our consumption, received, believed and re-assembling Himself inside of us through the gospel which repeats the Word already spoken, â€œfor God in former times spoke to the fathers by the law and the prophets has in His final saying spoken to us by His Sonâ€ (Heb 1+) The Son is His final answer on everything that pertains to eternal life and god-like-ness. God has spoken. Now waiting for His enemies to become His footstool.
It is now your doubts and fears that you lay at the feet of Jesus that are His enemies that kept you from the Kingdom because He paid your price. For it is by the cross that He has already defeated for you the god of the Adamic age and that He overcame sin and death and gave this to you. Jesus Christ dies no more for these, nor does He squabble or fight over them any more ever again. He defeated them publicly,Â victoriouslyÂ triumphing over them. (Col 2.14) And He does not repeat Himself or have to come a 2nd time to become victorious as if He wasnâ€™t powerful enough the first time for â€œGod has spokenâ€.
It is as we know His word and have faith in the things He has said, that have been passed on to us in what we call the gospel, it is these very words given then mixed with faith that grants you the thing youÂ believe.
If God said itâ€¦it is. If Jesus said itâ€¦it is. The two are one. â€œWhat the Father does the Son likewise doesâ€. So when Jesus said â€œI go to prepare a place for you..He did saying â€ that where I am you may be alsoâ€â€¦He did. He Also said â€œI will come again to receive you to myselfâ€. Who also said â€œFather I want those whom you have given me to be with Me where I am, that they may behold My Glory, that the Glory you have given me I have given themâ€â€¦. and it is so. Â Who also said â€œI speak not to just these here today but those also who will believe their word, (the gospel) that they too may be oneâ€. Â He said itâ€¦and it is. Believe it or not. The choice is yours.
He creates everything with His word and His word creates. He does not speak in jest and He does not repeat Himself as though the thing that He said is not true yet. He healed the sick and raised the dead how? With His word. With a word. He does not speak 2000+ year time release capsules. And He does not need to be said again or performed by a second coming Jesus. And it is not as though you need to see it with human eyes for it to be true â€œfor we look to the things that are unseen. The things that are seen are temporary but the things that are unseen are eternal. Like it or not. His words not mine.
This is why Paul could say that we are seated together with Jesus Christ in the heavens. He believed in His heart and spoke to receive the promise being the keys and currency of the Kingdom of God in Christ to whom belongs eternal Glory amen!
Now then you who were baptized into His death, what was it that you saw when you became dead? You were raised by faith to new life having come up out of the water. What was it you saw then when you were resurrected? So why is it that you started by the spirit that you are to be perfected by something you see? And why is it you are waiting to be resurrected at a second coming when you already went through baptism? Did you not believe? Who told you this. This persuasion cometh not from Him who calls you to His eternal Glory through the Gospel. Believe the gospel. That which is from the beginning. Not that which is coming as though it is not yet.
The Son has spoken. The Gospel re-iterates what has been spoken for each generation to experience the gift of God in Christ Jesus, being God the Father. God does not repeat Himself. The scriptures do and we do. This is what becomes alive. This is our living. Our eternal life now. This is the faith once and for all delivered to the saints (jude..)
God said through His Son â€œlet there be lightâ€ for the first creation and it was so, spokeÂ by His Son in these last days, His final say so on the matter who made a bridge for us to the new creation saying (John 17)â€Father that those whomÂ you have given me may be with me where I amâ€. And who are those with Him where He is? â€œTo them He gave power to be His children, even to those who believe in His name who are not born of flesh but of Spiritâ€.
This is His inscription and His likeness. It is at that point our soul is stamped with Him. His name is stamped on our forehead by a renewed mind according to His word. It is here that we carry not a dead iconic impression on a deadÂ pieceÂ of paper or coin but the living word in our heart is our currency.
This becomes for us more than any currency or money of unrighteous mammon and even more powerful than a passport holding you spell bound and idle waiting for a 2nd coming promise for another Jesus. Oh no no no. There is nothing dead or in limbo or waiting about the word of God but doubts fears and deceptions. It is these things that are Â the enemies of God. Why? Because God already gave you the victory over satan sin and death at the cross. You just donâ€™tÂ believeÂ it yet. You donâ€™t have the thing that has been spoken. You have not received the promise.
It is not you that are the enemy for He is the propitiation for the whole world. But it is your wrong thoughts. This is why the gospel says that â€œthe weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God, pulling down arguments, strongholds and every high thing that exalts itself against this knowledge of Godâ€. If you are still fighting against satan sin and death you donâ€™t understand the gospel or the power of God. You must battle with the word of God, the sword of the spirit in the upper echelons of your mind.
If youÂ believeÂ that the words of God are I.O.U.â€™s to beÂ activated by a second coming Jesus when he comes to defeat satan sin and death, that is a powerless place to be. You must defeat that mindset now by the word of God in the upper echelons/heavens of your mind. These are the things that keep you out of the kingdom now. Not satan or sin but unbelief and deceptions. It is these that must be put under foot for the word of God to be fulfilled in you, not for Him to come back and do that. He did that.
This is what Jesus meant when He said â€œThe Kingdom of God is at handâ€ even back then. He also said that â€œthe Kingdom cometh not with (carnal) observationâ€. But this is what every 2nd coming seeker cult does. â€œLook here or look thereâ€, but Jesus said â€œdo not follow themâ€ (Luke 17 20+). Apply the words God already spoke by His Son and defeat that crap. Put it underfoot. Lay it at the feet of JesusÂ where all His enemies are like satan sin and death.
Everything that stands between you and God the Father today is an enemy and an anti-christ, but not satan sin or death. This is why Paul pleaded â€œbe ye reconciled (to the Father)n for He made Him who knew no sin to become our sin for us to become His righteousness in Himâ€. This is our inscription. This is our currency.
Come thou good and faithful (Full of faith) servant. Enter the joy of the Lord.