In the beginning God. It was God before there was a beginning. And because God was there before there was a beginning God is there before there is an end because the end is attached to the beginning. All linear construct was created with a point of origin and a point of expiration.
So before the beginning there was God and nothing else. And God spoke into nothing else an essence of himself. In the beginning God sought to duplicate himself and he called these sons of Glory. For one to take on the characteristics of the invisible God, He had to make himself known. And even as a jewel is seen best on the backdrop of a black cloth so too these attributes of God are made known best on a backdrop. So God created contrasts. Through the contrasts of light and dark we can ascertain that God is light. For in the darkness there was nothing. But God said “let there be light, and it was so.
It is also written that “it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shown in our hearts, to bring to light the reflection of God in the face of Jesus Christ”. The place of God’s new creation is in our hearts. For when God made the creation of time and elements the first day and the last day were created at the exact same time. Even as the words confer that “the world that is now is held together by the word of God. So that the things that are made are made of things that are not visible”. God finished His work in 6 earth days then ceased from His work of creating because it was done 1st to last.
But this new creation that takes place in our hearts is that we “the called” are able to ascertain by the things that are made what is good, just and holy, the reflections of the Living God. God is light, God is love and these attributes are best seen in the backdrop of hate and darkness. “He who knows not love knows not God for God is love”. Just as God described the law of righteousness in the contrast of the law of sin and death of the law and the prophets.
So it is for us to ascertain God’s invisible attributes by the things that are made even his eternal power and godhead. And by judging so we hold on to the things that are holy, right, just and noble. This is our transformation, this is our transfiguration. We come out of nothing to something. We through contrast see the good, we see the bad, we see the light the dark the love and the hate. We see many other contrast and we hold on to the blessings and not the curse.
It is in this way that our transfiguration happens in this age of time and matter, where the contrasts are evident. That we choosing, become the chosen. That we prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that we are the elect. It is in this age of time and matter that we are to rise to our purpose. We see the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ and we become what we see of something invisible. “From the Glory to the Glory”. We learn to see ourselves there. That “in the beginning” we too were there. We were there in thought and design in the mind of God and had to take on our immortal clothing tp be cloaked with eternity as is He.
And because we understand these things we can agree with 1st John the chapter 3 that says “now we are the children of God”. And “the world does not know us because it did not know him”. And “they did not know him” because they look at His physical counterparts and “know not God”. It is us who saw the invisible counterparts and put them on and become the invisible things that are unknowable to the carnal senses. “The world does not know us because it does not know him and it does not know us or him because it does not know” the invisible. In this way “the carnal mind is enmity against God”. It wants facts and visuals, but that is not of faith.
The gospel message is replete with these words that “today is the day of salvation, today is now the day of transfiguration and transcending. This is why the Book of Revelation says at its closure ““Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is at hand. 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 be righteous still; he who is holy, let him be holy still.”
“that which is holy will be holy that which is unjust shall remain unjust. When this age expires everything will be set in eternal concrete. There will be no more transfiguration or transformation because there is no more contrast by which one may ascertain their Godly estate. But God is called the father of Glory’s for this purpose because in this time, in this age, in this day of salvation is transferring formation and no other age.
So when the words were used by Christ to “arise let us go up from here” He was not speaking of a physical climbing but a spiritual climbing in the regions and recesses of your mind. The expanse that is immensely greater than the carnally visual heavens. For those of you who have eyes to see and ears to hear of the new nature rise to your glorious estate now in perfect understanding.
God spoke into Darkness a likeness of Himself. This is why the Son of God, being the Word of God is called ‘The only begotton of the Father”. He carries with Him the very escence of God. And the Son is called “the Lamb slain from the foundations of the world” because it was when He came out of the mouth of the Father that He was begotten and not when He took on the rag we call the flesh. Mary did not begat God for she had not a preconcieved diety to do so. She brought forth a rag like we have. And “flesh and blood does not inherit the Kingdom “. Our spirit called the mind does.
So when scripture says “My Word shall accomplish all My desire” God had a purpose saying “My word shall not return to me void”. The word of God descends and ascends again. It is us who recieve Gods descending word in our hearts, the place where we keep His commands. It is in this way that we return to the Father. It is only as we take on the Word of God as our new nature that we earn the right of passage.
When Christ was ready to depart from this world He spoke to the Father saying “Father I have finished the work you have given me to do. I have given your word to those whom you have given me out of this world, They believe that I have come forth from you and that I am returning to you. These whom I have given your Word, they have kept your Word. They believe that I came forth from you and that I go back to you”. Christ said “I go away to the Father and you see me again no more”. Meaning in a carnal way. We recieve that word and go home. We have fulfilled in ourselves the promise from Christ when He said “whoever keeps my word, My Father and I will come to them and make our home in them”. That word is fulfilled.
So the Word that went out does not return void because it comes back with us, the elect. The word that boomerangs across creation returns with us on board to the sender.
The only thing that came out of the mouth of God was His Son, and the only thing that returns is also the Son. So the promise is for those of us who are in the Son, “in Christ”. We are with Him where He is
We confessed at baptism to be raised incorruptible and so we are. “Seated in the heavenlies”. We refuse to sucomb to a lower estate of some future carnality when one is suppose to come and save planet earth and they call it a second coming. Earth does not get saved. “All the earth and all its works shall dissolve in a flaming heat. The soul is saved. As Peter said “receiving the end of your faith the salvation of your souls”. You see it is not a carnal thing at all.
And we will end with these words from the Son as he spoke to the Father. “Father I pray that they whom you have given Me may be with Us where We are, that they may behold My glory. And Father, those whom you’ve given me out of the world. I have given the glory that you have given me that they may be one”.
The purpose of the gospel is this. ” 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;”. A perfected man. And so we do. We please the Father who said “come up hither” and we did. The word did not return void for we are in it. We are “in Him”, “in Christ”. We received His word and He received us. We have no place else to go.
This then is our purpose and our cause and the conclusion of the matter that today is the day of salvation and in no other. We who know this are the elect.
The Kingdom of God is At Hand! Reletive and pertinent.