Paul early on still saw his resurrection and the Lord’s coming as physical events to be experienced on planet earth as a social event, like the old testament Jews.
Towards the end of the book of Acts, Paul testified that the purpose of the father’s was the pursuit of the resurrection as attainable before the physical death of the body. As also he conveyed to us in Romans to “recon your body to be dead” as an act of faith. Then in Colossians 3
that “you have put off the old man with his deeds, 10 and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him” as a past tense fact.
Paul also says “but Satan hindered us” speaking of still not being fully delivered as he later said in Colossians that Christ “has delivered us from the power of darkness and [c]conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love” as a foregone conclusion, and something we must contend earnestly for as Pinnacle in the faith. Ressurection is just a first step.
Paul had to experience Satan’s opposition to help those overcome as he would, saying “lest by some means the tempter had tempted you, and our labor might be in vain”.
Paul had still not attained the plateaue of the spirit of the place above the voice of Satan the accusor who is toothless without the law. But the fact is we have been delivered from the power of darkness and conveyed into the Kingdom, if you are able to receive it. Even Peter attained that plateau saying that Satan is experienced by the brotherhood in the world, distinguishing where their focus is on.
Christ in His temptation showed us that we defeat Satan with word, quoting one scripture to eradicate another, showing that Satan likes you on the lower application of the scriptures because you are still attached to physical fulfillments and works of the flesh being blind to the greater works of the cross where the curse is eradicated and the spiritual polarity is reversed.
All of our victories and accomplishments come from the cross and there is no future saving act from God or that would insult the Son who said “it is finished’ if in fact it is not. Then both the Father and the Son would be liars but they are “Spirit and truth.
The concept of one verse being more powerful than another should not be strange. You have heard of “Jacobs Ladder”. The Ladder is fulfilled in Christ too by His own words saying “Most assuredly, I say to you,hereafter[o]you shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.” We know Christ “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was God”. So it should not be strange that we go up by steps to the degree that you are able to attain. Even as Paul said to press on to lay hold of why Christ laid hold of us, it is His sayings that take us all the way to the Father, one revelation at a time to experience the Godhead unhindered.
This is the oneness and the “koinania” 1 John is wrote about. John also refers to these steps as to children, the young, and the fathers as seen here “I write to you, little children, Because your sins are forgiven you for His name’s sake. 13 I write to you, fathers, Because you have known Him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you have overcome the wicked one.” By these standards Paul was still a babe because Satan hindered him. He hadn’t learned to do combat with Word to overcome Satan. Or as Paul had learned and taught of “the shield of faith that is able to ward off all the fiery darts of the wicked one. To overcome means to never do battle with again, and the truth of the matter is, if you find yourself struggling with sin and Satan, you don’t know the tools of our trade. Word. And chances are, you use lower level verses and carnal concepts in your thinking and are not transformed by the higher level of the Word, unveiled by the Holy Spirit. For the weapons of our warefare are not carnal, nor are they physical, but they are mighty through God for pulling down strongholds and every high thing that exaulted itself against the knowledge of God”. Why? Because if we expire and dismantle lower level thinking, Satan has no defence. You can gain mastery over each level of faith with a word
Much like Moses was instructed to speak to the rock for water but used a stick, a physical work, and their struggle lasted 40 years. “How much worsepunishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot”. And insult the Spirit of Grace. But this people do if they do not realize that Christ who through the eternal spirit shed His blood to secure our inheritance now as being “The Kingdom of God at hand”. There is the storehouse for our goods to work out our own salvation with fear and trembling. Why? Because their are consequences to go about your life Willy Nilly. Once saved always saved?
2 Therefore we must give [a]the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away. 2 For if the word spoken through angels proved steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just [b]reward, 3 how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation”. And “4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit, 5 and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come, 6 [c]if they fall away, to renew them again to repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God.
Believers in Christ start their journey with the word of faith. That if you believe in your heart, and confess with your mouth you shall be saved as it says in Romans 10. This was actually quoted by Paul from Deuteronomy so this concept wasn’t new in Paul’s time, it was just reiterated. This is the Eternal Gospel.
In Deuteronomy 29 the Lord had re-introduced the Israelites to the Covenant that preceded and supercedes the covenant of the Law and the Prophets with these words. 29.1 These are the words of the covenant, which I the Lord commanded Moses to make with the children of Israel in the land of Moab, BESIDE the covenant which he made with them in Horeb. Meaning, other than the law and the prophets of the covenant written on two tablets that Paul later refers to as “The Gospel of Death”. You see the law was a stopgap, not the objective of the faith and believe in God.
In Paul’s words “the law was added to make sin exceedingly sinful”. To make them turn the other way. That is what repent means, turn the other way. Do an about face. God has something much better that they shied away from saying “Yet the Lord hath not given you an heart to perceive, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, unto this day.” And God said this because they refused to follow Him by faith, of believing the things He has said. They feared the Giants. Our Giants are the “but what if’s” we ask of God, and the “just in case” and the “cares of this life” that keep us from trusting the things God has said like “I will never leave you forsaken”.
It was at the end of Israel’s 40 years sentence in the desert, led by Moses that the gospel message was presented to them one more time. You see they had rejected it. The Lord told them they would spend one year in the wilderness for every day they rejected to go into the promise land. 40 years for 40 days of disobedience. Ouch! That is 365 days of punishment for one day of rejecting His Spirit. A total of about 14,600 days.
It was Moses who led the Israelites the 40 years of punishment through the wilderness, who coming to the end of his life and the end of his tenure as leading the Israelites through folly. He asked the Lord if he could then go into the promise Land, their original destination they were denied. The Lord told him, No! You cannot go into the promise land, for at the fountain at Meribah you refused to hallow me to the tribes of Israel.
You see at Meribah Moses was instructed to do a Word of Faith by speaking to the Rock to get water. This he did not do. Instead of a work of Faith by speaking a command, he smote the rock with a stick. He turned a work of faith into a physical work done by man. He preferred his physical instruments rather than the tools of our trade which is word. God’s word.
This is the reason why all the children of Israel did not complete their cross over except Joshua, Caleb and the new generation born after the rebellion. At the end of the 40 years many were over 80 years old and still children in faith. They just could not grow up. They failed to repudiate their past behavior and remained unchanged by their encounter with God and the events leading up to the Red Sea crossing. They continued to live their life the way they did before by the Adamic curse by working by the sweat of their brow.
Their journey started out of Egypt through the Red Sea where they were delivered from slave labor and all of their monsters and boogie men were drowned in the water. But they just could not accept that fact, retaining their lower nature of fear they invented new monsters and complained about everything. As Moses said “They sacrificed unto devils, not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to newgods that came newly up, whom your fathers feared not.”
For this they were denied. They could not rise above their carnal nature and use their inheritance of Faith, the unseen substance of God’s provisions called “the Word of Faith”.
This is the reason why today many people live in defeat. Without knowing how to impliment faith by trusting God and applying His word, they use the world’s bandaids and solutions instead and say “in Jesus name”. This is a sort of blasphemy. It not His fault your remedies don’t work. He did not sanction it or they would’ve. If your prayers and efforts don’t work, you have to recalibrate your beliefs because the Lord says “I do not change”. He is a constant and we are being change, providing we hear the Holy Spirit. (2Corinthians 3.18)
James says “you have not because you ask not, and when you do ask, you do so to fulfill your flesh”. Meaning you use your heavenly powers to feed your lower nature. That is not what God’s provisions are for. And then you murmur and complain because you didn’t get the thing you asked for. Who does that sound like? The Israelites and the Jews of the bygone age.
The Elect have been given the ability to create by faith. James goes on to say “you ask and you don’t receive because you seek to consume it by your carnal nature”. Showing what the obstacle is.
If you approach God as a beggar or a borrower would, you insult the Gift and the Gift Giver. We were made in the image of God. If you see yourself at the base a the cross on your knees, you are like wingless birds floundering for flight. You are appearing to God in your old nature and He does not see that. You have to go in the name of Christ. For even the Israelites were instructed at their Passover to eat it with haste, to get up and get out of there. So too we need to be renewed and re-established in Christ and not appear in our Adamic sunken condition. Are we not joint heirs with Christ? He did not leave us there stranded, for “on him was laid the iniquity of us all and by his stripes we were healed”.
Do not be found in contempt of the gift nor insult the spirit of Grace. Your salvation package is completed all the way to Glory. The Lord says, today is the day of salvation and today is the day I have helped.
We have been given “love, power and a sound mind. And “we have the mind of Christ” “to boldly go to the throne room of Grace”. This is what it means to be seated with him in Heavenly places, which is the destiny of our calling.
This is how you address the Father. This is what it means to pray “in Christ’s name”. Just like Jacob went to his father in Esau’s name. He felt like Esau and he smelled like Esau. He went in the name of Esau and acquired the full inheritance. Same with us. We are a sweet fragrance of Christ in the presence of the Father and are denied nothing. As Christ said “ask anything of the Father in My name and He will do it”. Amen
You talk to the Father as if you were Christ. Your old person is not recognized here. Your accounts were closed. “For even the angels in heaven see the face of the Father in these little ones” who act like this. This is how we know we are His because He said “ask anything in My name that the Father may be Glorified” through us by doing so.
If the Israelites would have used these tools of faith in the Son of God to impliment their eternal inheritance, they wouldn’t have had so many problems.
Like the children in the wilderness, today there are many who are bound by fears like “the end times” as a reason to be inactive and don’t know that the command was given not to harm the earth till God writes His name on our foreheads. We are on a mission, a journey. This is why we are called pilgrims.
If Moses would have spoken to the Rock an invisible word to bring forth the provisions of God, the 40 years of wandering would not have happened. But they failed to use their crossover tools of Gods word applied by the believer by faith. As Joshua and Caleb said “if God gave us something, we are more than able to possess it. As 2 Peter says, God has given us everything that pertains to life and godliness, and we are partakers of the divine nature having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. What are we waiting for to impliment the gift of eternal life?
As Christ shows us in His wilderness trial where Satan tempted Him, each temptation was met with these words saying, no for it is written. Then He proceeded to quote scripture, showing us how to conquer our own wilderness testings. With scripture. That we may be found faithful to stand behind the sheild of this kind of faith and ward off all the fiery darts as Paul teaches in Ephesians 6
This is how faith works, but it is only faith when the facts and the physical findings are contrary to the unctions of the Holy Spirit. This is why “the carnal mind is enmity against God. It is not subject to the laws (ways and construct) of God and neither can be. So those who are in the flesh, cannot please God”.
Like David said in the Psalms, and Paul quoted later in Corinthians, “We Believe therefore we speak”. It is believing a thing of Gods that is in scripture and speaking it, that the thing that is believed becomes the thing that is said. This is our new reality in spirit and truth. Kind of like when God said “let there be light” and there was light. Or when Christ said to Lazarus “rise up and walk” so we too speak the word of faith as directed by the Holy Spirit.
Gods promises are implemented in this age in this way. As Paul said “all the promises of God are yes and Amen in Christ”. To be implimented in any age,
The writer of Hebrews said of Moses generation. 16 For who, having heard, rebelled? Indeed, was it not all who came out of Egypt, led by Moses? 17 Now with whom was He angry forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose corpses fell in the wilderness? 18 And to whom did He swear that they would not enter His rest, but to those who did not believe? 19 So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.” Are we missing out from what God has for us for the same reason?
After the 40 years in the wilderness, Moses was able to see the land of promise from Mt Nebo, but died there, having not receiving the promises because he did not understand that what he was shown portayed something invisible. This is what they all overlooked.
We see with Joshua, for whom it was promised that he would lead them into the land. It was at Jericho that the walls fell not with a stick, or of any of man’s devising, but with the resounding shouts of faith. And because of this, with Joshua they were all able to cross over, defeat their enemies and advance to their inheritance. (Figuratively speaking) all participated. So must you to be counted as faithful.
The promise land symbolized receiving our inheritance in Christ, the true prize as described by Paul who said “all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, 3 all ate the same spiritual food, 4 and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ“. Showing for us that the things they had were only physical toys that shadowed the things that are invisible, of things “in Christ”. That is why they were referred to as “children” a couple thousand times in the old covenant. Even after they wandered 40 years, they had not developed in faith so they could not conclude their journey and obtain the prize. Even so today many do not aquire the gift given but remain in their lower carnal estate. As James said, let Faith have its perfect work that you may be full and complete and lacking nothing, showing that our trials have an end. And even with Peter who said “after you have suffered a while, may God perfect establish strengthen and settle you” and so God does. That’s what the gospel is all about. And from Peter again, “recieving the end of your faith the salvation of your soul” showing our efforts of faith have it’s conclusion before our physical death. We fulfill the words of Christ saying “those who believe in Me have past from death to life”. Our Passover/crossover and vows from our baptism are complete. To recon our old man dead and walk in the resurrection. Amen.
The physical expression of faith of the New Covenant established by Christ and our crossover point today is baptism, whereby you profess that your old person died with Christ at the cross, being washed away, you now walk in newness of life. Your new form of life should be your proof. The cross of Christ is our crossover point from here to there, to where He is. This is symbolized by Him taking our crown of thorns indicative of the curse from Eden to exchange our crown for His. The price was paid. You must press in to lay hold of this with persistence and the impliments of faith, being the Holy Spirit and Gods Son called “The Word of God” broken down into soundbites called words being the gospel, which is the re-itteration of the things God has said, for our implimentation. Has God really said ? With an astounding shout we say YES! And like Jericho, the walls fall down between here and there and we cross over into Christ, where “in Christ all the promises of God are yes and amen in Him” leaving our old nature in the dust where it came from. Amen.
To obtain these things we say You must continue in a walk of faith being pilgrims and sojourners following Christ by doing what He does and going where He goes. He said, “follow me that where I am you may be also”. And so we do. We go to places feet can’t go. Because in the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God, and the Word was God. To follow Christ, Gods Word, you must put on Christ one word at a time and one attribute at a time to be rewarded by the Father of Glory. You must be renewed in the spirit of your mind to become word. God’s Word is His Son, Him put put on in the loins of our mind. And those that do this? These are the elect. They arrive at a full stature in the family of God. Ephesians 4.13
We do this by the transfiguration by the Holy Spirit, one Revelation at a time until our realization is fully awakened to the things of God. These things are given to us, to be with Him where He is, one with the Father, seated at His own right hand, having dominion over all powers and principalities, in this age and every age, seated in the heavens in glory, the origination and destiny of our calling. In Christ, fully reconciled to the Father.
We do this one step at a time, adopting each of the several attributes by owning them to be with Them. This is the true reconciliation given to us. Even as Paul said “be reconciled to the Father! He made Him who knew no sin, to become our sin, for us to become the righteous of God like Him. Owning and possesing everything the Son has with us being joint heirs now of the things that God has.
This is why we put on Christ. In the loins of the mind we become godly by cloaking ourselves with these invisible attributes defined by Word, to be like Him. In doing so we make our calling and election sure and receive an open door to His Kingdom even as we speak. 2 Peter 1.10-11
God is invisible spirit and truth, and seeks such. Such are we. Him is what we get. In this way the scripture is fulfilled in us that says “when we see Him, we become like Him”. And so we do. We see Him who is eternal, immortal, invisible. Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. Hebrews 13.8 His flesh was temporary. In the beginning He was Gods invisible Word. That is what He is still today.
Now the word is true that says “the world does not know us because they did not know Him.” And they did not know Him because they could not see Him who is invisible, as He is. They thought he was human. Because seeing with their eyes they see not. And hearing with their ears they hear not. It is with the heart that one must see and hear to understand the things of God. This they did not. But we do.
Our invisible part called our soul and heart is the only invisible thing that we have to interact with the living God. We impliment this with our invisible word of faith to reverberate the words that we heard showing we received the things the He said. He says many things, but just gives us one thing. Himself. He is described through the many words. These words reassembled become Word. This is our work today. To reassemble His truths inside ourselves to be like Him. One word and one Revelation at a time until our journey is complete. And we can accomplish this before our carnal nature dies.
This kind of faith is our invisible embelical cord to the invisible God for the transferance of the things He has said, from Him to us, to whom we aspire. His inspiration is our perspiration, a sweet savory scent to the Father is the Son. Paul put it like this “14 Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us [d]diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. 15 For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. 16 To the one we are the aroma of death leading to death, and to the other the aroma of life leading to life.
Because of this “we are the temple of the living God”. And as Paul pleaded to be reconciled to the Father, this we have done. This is how you know that you are the elect. You have been rescripted by scripture, reprogrammed and wired, reformatted and fitted to interact with the living God through Word, unhindered by your carnal nature. This is the full reconciliation and full salvation as our objective as prayed here by Paul in Colossians 1.28 Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus. 29 To this end I also labor, striving according to His working which works in me mightily”. And so we do.
Let us go up from here. Let us, the called, the eklesia, understand more clearly our profession of baptism. That we may more clearly understand what we’ve crossed over to possess. So that we may understand more clearly what we are able to do. And as Paul had prayed, to know the power that is resident in each one of us. This great power that was displayed in Christ when He was raised from the dead, and seated at the Father’s own right hand, far above all powers and principalities in this age and every age. Ephesians 1.17+ This power given to us to accomplish the same thing as the first born. This power vested in us through faith to obtain the glory that “as He is, so are we in this world”. Not as He was when He put on flesh and dwelled among us, but as He is even now. Isn’t this what Christ asked of the Father? Father that those whom you have given Me to be with Me where I am. I with You, You with Me, them with us that the world may know. (John 17) Did the Father deny that request? And “Father, that those you have given Me, I have given them My glory. That they may be one with us.” The Father honored that request as well.
This is the good news. This is the gospel of the Christ of the cross and only savior. There is no future saving to supercede this.
We are just the reitterations of the Father. Those who follow the Lamb. Us to whom He said “greater works shall you do because I go to the Father and you see me again no more”. He is now seen as He is. He is the Word we become. As 1 John 3 says “when we see Him, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. And so we did and now fulfill the verse that says “the world does not know us because they do not know Him”. We are the elect.
The Kingdom of God is at hand, fully functionable and operational today. Glory to God.
12 Here is the [g]patience of the saints; here[h]are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.
13 Then I heard a voice from heaven saying [i]to me, “Write:‘Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.’ ”
“Yes,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, and their works follow them.”
Christ said “I have many things to say to you however you are not able to bear them, however when the spirit of truth comes, you will be taught all things”. This is from the “all things” from the spirit of Truth.
It was Paul who said “for the gospel that I preached to you, I did not receive it by man, nor was I taught by man but through revelations of Jesus Christ” showing for us that it does not from without but within.
Christ also said “greater works shall you do because I go to the father and you see me again no more”. These are the greater works we do because we have accepted the reality that Christ will not come back in His former fashion of the flesh that he expired with the law and the prophets, as many suppose, so we have His advantage.
Christ comes as a thief because if you don’t accept Him as He is. The gift giver becomes a taker as He said “Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. So it is important to know what we are to put on “lest we be found naked. Shame on us if we do not put on our Heavenly attire.
Here are some things you need to know to ensure your election, “for in so doing there is provided a grand entrance into the “Kingdom of God at Hand”. Let us go up from here.
The things of this age were created and mankind were begotten of things that hadn’t been before. They come from the dust and return to the dust. In the end everything from the 6 days of creation will all be burned in a fervant heat for the eternal to remain. (2 Peter 3.12) Then righteousness will be without competition. But we don’t need to wait for that event to happen to participate in the things that God has for us in “The Kingdom of God at hand”. A phrase that never expires, of truths we are able to grasp with our understanding.
Gods things are not created so they do not decay or return to the dust and they cannot be burned because they are elementally different. They are spirit and truth. They never get old and are forever new. God is pre-existent and eternal, and so are the things that are specific to Him. To this the Elect are called to participate in even now as being “The Kingdom of God at hand”, and “The Kingdom prepared from before the foundations of the world”.
Gods things are not subject to space and time but are ubiquitous. Meaning God and His things are not time sensitive events to be experienced in the past or the future but even to us right now. They are all harmonious, coexistent and inseparable. Wherever God is, everything that is uniquely His is with Him. And because God is boundless and ubiquitous, being everywhere all the time, so are His things. This is why “The Kingdom of God is at hand” to the renewed mind of faith. This is why we “the called” are to grow in the knowledge of God, because that is our only access point to Him and how we grow. He is our expanse greater than the created Heavens with the Stars. In Him is everything that is eternal.
Gods things are made manifest and evident to us, clearly seen not in 1st and 2nd comings as many suppose, but through a succession of comings, revelations, manifestations and unveilings to the human heart, soul and mind, “to the degree you are able to attain”.
The Etemology of Revelation.
The word revelation originates from the Greek word “apocalypse”. This word does not mean catastrophes as thought of today. To witness the lifting off of a covering from a statue in a public square, this is an unveiling. This is an apocalypse, a revelation and a manifestation. With God it is to make visible something out of reach of the physical senses.
The purpose for God’s word is to make visible the invisible, to make knowable the humanly un-see-able, to make attainable the humanly impossible, for us, the Elect to acquire in this age our inheritance of the things hidden “in Christ”. He is the source and our final destination, for the complete apprehension and attainment of the gift of Godliness delivered to us through the gospel of things pertaining to “The Kingdom of God at hand. To fulfill the verse in ourselves about God that “His divine power hath given to us everything that pertains to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who has called us to glory and virtue:
4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by through these you are partakers of the divine nature, having (already) escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust”. In the here and now, no supposed 2nd coming involved. Or as Peter put it “recieving the end of your faith, the salvation of your souls”. (1 Peter 1.9)
However this promise is not for the carnal man or his external senses or religious nature. This is why Christ spoke in parables “for without a parable spoke He not to the people” or the religious zellots of that day or ours. The gospel is not about being good. It is about being godly.
That is why “faith is the evidence of things hoped for, the (proof of the invisible) substance of the things that are unseen”. All the law and the prophets were just for this cause. To help us see the un-see-able. As Moses was instructed “see that you make all things according to the pattern shown to you on the mount” showing us that there is an eternal, original these things were pattered after. But this key principle they forgot and became confused enough to get lost in the wilderness. They were bewildered.
They too were just to help us see what is just beyond the vail of human perceptions. This is why the flesh is called the vail. It is the carnal senses that are useless pertaining to the things of God. That is why you must put them off when relating to God.
Caution: If you are waiting to experience God in a physical way with a zip code and a time zone, you are blind to Him who wisks about you even now, willing and able to save. This is why He is “The Savior”. He does not come here to save us later. He does this now through the Gospel.
This is why our Lord says “20 Behold,I stand at the door and knock.If anyone hears My voice and opens the door,I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me”. Enter spirit and truth.
This is why Christ said of the Jews “seeing with their eyes they see not, hearing with their ears they hear not. It is with the heart that one must see and hear to understand the things of God”. They are still trying to build something to house God today. God cannot be carnally known. This is why Romans 8 says “the carnal mind is enmity against God. It is not subject to the laws of God and neither can be. So those in the flesh cannot please God”. They are sorely mistaken.
That was the sin of Sodom and Gomorah. They said “bring them out that we may know them” visibly. Meaning, show us God on the physical plain and we will believe. It says in Revelation that our Lord was slain in the city spiritually called Sodom and Egypt, but was the spiritual condition of the Jerusalem of that day and the Jews who killed Him.
This is why Lot and his family were instructed to leave the plains for the high lands, which is a picture of rising in the spirit. Which is the same reason our Lord on earth said “let is go up from here” and “let us arise”. Learn to stand on these truths in the plateau of the spirit.
Set aside the carnal expectation of God becoming a human again. He finished that work and cut it short in righteous then said “I go to the Father and you see me again no more” at least not in a carnal way. He returned to His original composition of the Word before time of Spirit and truth. Christ is “the same yesterday today and forever”. (Hebrews 13.8) So we should not expect Him to appear in a form like ourselves. Even as He was seen “in another form” after His resurrection. (Mark 16.12
Flesh and bone does not inherit the things of God, because God is spirit and truth and seeketh such. We accomplish this through His word. It is those of us who have adopted the words of God who can commingle the things of God presented to us from the gospel, engrafted in our minds for promtings by the Holy Spirit, to think and interact with God perfectly, to experience the Blessings God enjoys that are uniquely specific to Him and His. Such are we, Him is what we have, we are the Elect.
Paul said “the vail is done away in Christ”? We who are recipients of the New Covenant provisions, see what is beyond the vail of human experiences being “The Kingdom of God at Hand”. Within reach of something tangible but not physically graspable, but totally comprehendable and achievable to the re-spirited mind of faith.
God uses words to uncloak Himself by His collection of words He calls His Son. This is the proverbial manna from heaven that gives life to the world. But don’t expect to pick it up from the ground like the Israelites. That too was just a snapshot and a parable of something we are to do invisibly by faith. This is God’s realm, and faith is our invisble tool to interact with the Godhead of who they are, Father, Son and The Holy Spirit, being Design, Word and Spirit.
John 1.1. “In the beginning was The Word, The Word was with God, and The Word was God. He was in the beginning with God”. Word is Gods pre-incarnate original substance.
Word is not to be interpreted physically but God specific, being pre-incarnate and eternal of things before creation. The Word of God is the collection of God’s things, broken down into sound bites called words, for human consumption not to feed the body but the spirit of the mind. To become the things that He said, made known by revelations for us to be like Him being remanufactured with His things, His thoughts and His words. In the beginning that is all He was, and the Son declares this. We accept Him as He is and we are accepted in the Beloved. We are the elect.
This is why we are instructed to “put on Christ”. Because Christ was word before “He became flesh and dwelled among us”, that is what He returned to when He left. Because flesh is not a Heavenly composition because it returns to dust.
People only saw a peasant on the foal of a colt when they saw Christ because the flesh vailed His Glory. However there were those who saw past the vail and worshipped Him on a sorel horse whose garments were dipped in blood, having a name no human can pronounce, whose name is “The Word of God”. We the Elect are still pronouncing His name even today. We proclaim nothing new but We are re-iterations of the things that He said of the “gospel once and for all delivered to the saints” that we are to contend for. (Jude 3)
We put on His Word to become like Him. This is how we follow Christ to the Father. This is how “His word does not return void, but accomplished all His desire”. God’s Word returns to the Father with us in it. This is what it means to be “in Christ”. In God’s Son, which is God’s Word who said “I go to the Father and you see Me again no more” meaning in human form. But He also says “where I am going you cannot go, but you shall follow Me later’. This is later. We return with Christ to the Father by putting Word on. “With my dead body they shall arise” and so we did and you can too. (Isaiah 26.19) This too is a work of faith.
It was because Christ was a man and God, He shows us that it is possible to be full of God while we have our human bodies because “as He is so are we in this world” not how he was in the flesh but His current “as He is” seated eternal with the Father. We have this right now, to the rescripted mind of faith. This is God’s playground.
As Paul said, we have this treasure in earthen vessels that the Glory and the Excellency may be of God and not ourselves. Do you hear that? Gods Glory and His excellence exuding in Us and through us? What a blessedness disguised in common looking people. For those in doubt? This may be the only glimpse of this kind of glory you will see this side of judgment.
Because”For in Him (Christ) dwells the fullness of the God head body. And you are complete in Him who is the head of all principalities and powers”. If we have accepted the invitation to arise and seat with them in the heavenlies as spelled out by Paul in Ephesians 2. Above all powers and principalities in this age and every age”. This gift has already been given for the hearers who have faith to aquire the free gift of God in Christ. To cloth yourself with Christ. To put on the inner man who is made in the likeness of Christ of what we see in His Word. “We see Him as He is and become like Him.
In this way we are what we eat. To receive God as He is, being Word, is to commune with God. To eat of His flesh which are words on the pages consumed by our mind to be like Him. As Christ said “take and eat all of it”. And as the Israelites were instructed at their Passover to, eat it in haste. Or as Lot’s wife was turned to a pillar of salt because she did not leave the plains in haste. She lingered and became solidified, and a solid God is not.
To have all things in common.
This is what commune means. This is true koinania obtained from the gospel through assorted revelations. This is what His word is about. Just as 1 John says “That which was from the beginning, that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may commune with us” have oneness with us, to break bread with us; and truly our oneness is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ the righteous. To be infused with and amalgamated to Him. To be we’d. To become inseparable and eternally one with Him who is everywhere all the time. To take our stance with the rest of the elect, of the symposium of “the spirits of just men made perfect”. (Hebrews 12.22-23)
This is what it means to partake of Christ. To eat what He eats, and drink what He drinks of eternal things of the Father. This is to “drink it new in the Kingdom”speaking of the new wine of the “New Covenant” now in effect as evidenced at the cross, as we partake not of a body of flesh but of words, syllables and sayings. We become part of the body of Christ which has no physical members but being made up by stones that are “the measure of a man who is of an Angel”. (Revelation 21)
As Peter says “we are living stones built up a habitation of God in the spirit”, and need not to expect to have something physical. And we need not wait for a third Covenant or a new work because the second Covenant and the cross cannot be superseded, outdone, added to or retracted. It really is fully finished and furnished.
This is why We are called ambassadors. An ambassador is a representative of a kingdom and culture of which they are from. Someone cannot be called an ambassador if they had not been there otherwise they would just be a representative. But because we are “fellow citizens, saints and members of the household of God” we are from another culture. We are ambassadors from the place from which We are nourished and where We live. We are “in Christ”. We are from “The kingdom of God at hand”. We have been given permission to say with Christ and the apostles, that “we cannot help but to speak of what we hear and to testify to what we see”, showing you that there is a testimony of a reality that is not sensitive to the carnal senses. And to those who are getting this? We beckon you, come up hither. The rapture is not a physical one because “from dust you came, to dust you shall return. That is the demise of the body, it came from the dust to return to dust, but we have a new body, a glorious body like His. (1 Corinthians 15. 42- 49) We are instructed to put this on. We are talking of an event that happens “in the blink of an eye” quicker than humanly perceivable but completely assertainable to the rescripted mind of faith..
For you have not come to a mountain that may be burned with fire, but you have come to Mount Zion, to the Heavenly City (and the true Jerusalem) to the general assembly and Church of the firstborn in the spirits of just men made perfect.” Take your seat here please. The price was paid with the most prescious blood of Christ. Do not despise the gift or insult the Giver.
Change your perspective.
A father is most pleased when his children do what he does. God made no beggars borrowers or thieves, God left us not on our knees but said follow me that where I am you may be also. Stand up and arise to your inheritance for the price was paid. “Walk in the spirit and you will not fulfill the lusts of the flesh”.
The father rejoices when those meet Him at the throne and join Him there because He is seated there waiting for His enemies to become his footstool, and because He has already defeated Satan sin and death at the cross, the only enemy that is left now are your doubts, fears and unbelief. God wants you to defeat these enemies with scripture and sit with the Father in the Heavenlies seeing eye to eye with Him. This is His desire. “It is the Father’s good pleasure to give us the Kingdom”. He has withheld nothing. “God has given us everything that pertains to life and godliness according to the knowledge of Him who calls us to glory by virtue”. By virtue that you know these truths.
When the enemy says “has God really said?” We say with a resounding affirmative YES! And just like the walls fall down at Jericho, we enter into “The Kingdom of God at hand”. No other act but faith can accomplish this. Get up off your knees and stand up like a man. Just as Paul said, I reach out to lay hold of why Christ laid hold of me. Some of us have done that.
These are the elect. The Father sees a reflection of Himself in us and He is smiling. In this the father was well pleased and says, enter My joy you good and full of faith steward, servant and beloved.
If God appears physically of things specific to the six day creation, God presents a false self. The creator cannot become the created. This is why He calls us to Himself. We are the ones that must change and His Word is the change agent. We do this one Revelation at a time, one manifestation after another untill we become “a perfect man” (Eph 4.13) Not masculine or feminine. These distinctions have no preference one over the other in God’s Kingdom. We are all one, equal and co-heirs of the things of God that are not of this creation.
Now “the whole creation groans and travails anticipating the manifestation of the children of God”. Why? Because that is the purpose of creation. Them. Us. This manifestation of individual manifestos of the Father is us because “as He is, so are we in the world”. There is no doubt about it, We are the Elect.
And because we take on the manifestations of God found in His Word and call them our own, we are joint heirs of the things “in Christ”. Our flesh cannot be re-created, we can only be converted to be His manifestations.
It is these revelations about God that make manifest the things of God to our understanding so we can accept or reject God. And that is why the revelation of the Son of God, the Christ, is not of this creation. He said “you have rightly called me a King, but My Kingdom is not of this creation. If it were I would send my angels and they would fight, but My Kingdom is not from here”.
Even as Paul said “the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but they are mighty through God for pulling down strongholds and every argument that exalts itself against the understanding of God” showing for us that God is elementally different. Even as he says, “as the Heavens are higher than the Earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts are higher than your thoughts. His composition is out of reach for the external carnal senses to experience and the need for revelation.
That is why God is a manifestation and revelations made known by His Word and not composed of His six day creation. This is how and where God is unveiled, in the spirit of the mind and understanding. Which means to make known and open up to the regenerated mind of Faith the things that are God specific. And because God is “eternal, immortal and invisible, we should not expect Him to manufacture something of Himself with creation specific elements associated with time and matter, or he would lie by presenting a false image of himself of being something created, and God is not a creature, and a thing of creation cannot be God .
There are however countless other lower case gods that are doing that even to this day by taking on the responsibilities of God and associated with things of this age disguised in benevolence for redirecting human affections to themselves . These are the counterfeits. You will know them by their fruits. They are the pyramid people.
We are the elect, however they are the elect of another sort with all lying signs and wonders if possible to deceive, but not decieve the Elect.
So we must be more careful to distinguish between the created and the eternal so that we may more appropriately arise to our inheritance. Where? In our understanding in the spirit of our minds. In this way Gods things become our plug-n-play components that build us up, and the tools of our trade for acts of faith as more than touching the invisible but cohabitating with God now. We are owners, joint heirs of the things that God has said, that are in Christ and with the Father. That is where He is awaiting our arrival. Not physically but in spirit and truth. “For the time that is coming already is (John 4)
It is Gods things that are revealed to the elect, that are unveiled and manifest for our consumption that we may become more godly. This is how we are children of God and joint heirs of the things of God in Christ, our new abode. This is what defines a true Christian. Not a religion but an association with a new species in a New Kingdom with a New Covenant and New features being God Specific, that never fades, erodes, decays or changes, of things that are “in Christ”. We who are “in Christ” are in the forever new, the origination of His manifestations and revelations of the things He has said. He is the source
We are not created, we are manifestations and apocalypses of the things for us that are called the new creation, which are not new in the sense that they have never been. They are new in the sense in two terms. One is that those things which are eternal are eternally new and never getting old. They always shine in their eternal glory. It is with our mind that these are new because the mind had not experienced them before. Revelation and revealings are just showing us things that are hidden in Christ. And because in the beginning God created the heavens and earth and rested from them, he stepped back from them proverbially he stepped into himself and that is what Christ is. Hidden in Christ is the Godhead body and we are hidden in Christ as well.
We now are these manifestations, chips off the old block. We become his declarations because we cannot help but to speak what we see and testify to what we’ve head and seen of the things that are here in Christ.
He said “so shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return to me void”. This is us who put on word. That is our departure and transportation mechanism to the Father. As scripture says, “we have been delivered from the power of darkness and have been translated into the Kingdom of the Son of His love”. Now the things of this world grow faintly dim in the light of His Glory and Grace. It is as we behold His Glory, we are transitioned by His Glory to become that Glory. (2 Corinthians 3.18) For this reason He is also called “The Father of Glories” and in this way we are His because He shared that with us.
When Paul was visited by Christ with” a light 7 times greater than the sun”, can you see that? It is an unearthly Glory beyond the veil of human perception. Are you becoming that Glory? The Father of Glories gives us this.
At the end of the book of the revelation of Jesus Christ which was written by John, of whom John was the closest disciple of Christ, having found his head in the bosom of our Lord, having known him better than any of the disciples.
John saw an angel and bent down to worship him thinking that this was Christ. Upon doing so this angel said to him “see that you do not do that for I am one of thy brethren and one of those who keep the testimony of Jesus Christ worship Him, for the testimony of Christ is the spirit of prophecy.”
It is this one who John saw and John knew best, who saw something that eerily resembled Jesus Christ to the point that he thought it was Him and bowed to worship. And it is those who reach this stature who can say like “The Son” “he who has seen me has seen the Father” as being something invisible but totally attainable.
May we present to you this day that he was a manifest Elect of God. Showing for us that, our new body is not a gift given at some conclusion at the end of time but for those of us who obtain their fullness and likeness of Christ even now “each one in their own order” (1 Corinthians 15)
Step outside of your time and place association with matter while you are in your earthen vessels and fullfil the verse that says “as He is (now) so are we in the world.
Accept the gift, the price was paid. Take your rightful due not at the cross for sin and suffering but seated with the Father. Leave your crown of thorns and dead works and out on the crown of Glory given, “recieving the end of your faith, the salvation of your souls” and the complete your vows from baptism. To be buried with Him, and raised (resurrected) in newness of life now.
“17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 18 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation.” Arise to your inheritance now for the time is short, and “today is the day of salvation” tomorrow you may not be so fortunate.
It was Enoch the 7th from Adam who said it first. That before this age slips away, while salvation is still in process, that there would be a throng of the firstfruits executing judgment on earth of those who have put on the gift, the fullness of Christ, taking on their rightful due of ruling with Christ and executing judgment on planet Earth to wrap up this age and initiate the closure of salvation saying ““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 [e]be righteous still; he who is holy, let him be holy still.” Where are you in the process?
For this age hastens to wrap up with a rapid fire succession of events designed to engulf the wicked, but we are in the eye of the storm and command center of all things, seated far above all powers and principalities where Christ says, all eyes on Me. We are the Elect.
For now “The Kingdom of God is still at hand”. Come up hither!
God’s purpose for creation is to obtain people like Himself called The Elect. “For the Lord’s portion is his people; (Deuteronomy 32.9)
God’s objective for the Elect is to share His Glory with them. For this reason He is called “The Father of Glory”. He calls us to Himself so we must participate in this project.
When He is done with us, He is what we become. Even as it’s written that the gospel is “for the edifying of the body of Christ, 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 full measure and stature of the fullness of Christ;
How do we do this? With scripture, Eternal life for those who by patient continuance seek for Glory, Honor and Immortality. It is as we seek these things, the Holy Spirit reciprocates God’s glory as Paul also taught us that “we all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transfigured into His self same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.” Showing for us that the vehicle we use to get to Glory is not a train, a boat, car or a plane but the Holy Spirit, because the Holy Spirit also strives for this cause saying “the Spirit makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. 27 Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because the Spirit makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.”
Fortunately for us Paul was at the suffering stage of his transformation so we can understand that our part is to persevere because “our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal”.
Our afflictions are equal to the obstacles we encounter in the temporal realm of things we need to hold on to loosely.
These things cause afflictions, and prohibit your transfiguration. This is why we “lay aside every weight and sin that easily ensnares us, running the race with endurance, looking to Christ the author and finisher of our faith”.
Why? Because He is the storehouse where all of our wares come from to help our cause. Even as Christ spoke to the woman at the well “if you knew who you are talking to, you would ask and I would give you the living waters”. And so we did.
Our Glory is a shared Glory. Even as Paul went on to describe this saying, “For it is God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to bring to light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. This is why He said “if you see Me, you have seen the Father.
Paul also described the Glory as being part of the salvation package with these words “Therefore I endure all things for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.This is a faithful saying.” So we don’t want to stop short of aquiring the “Eternal Glory” as something we are expected to partake of.
As we participate in this Heavenly gaze, we become what we see and the Works of God are carried out in us. Likewise God’s work in us reaches a completion as well. That is what the completion is, Glory of a Heavenly sort, so you need not wait for another physical appearing to bring you something God hasn’t already given us.
From the beginning of creation, God put in play a harvest designed uniquely for Him of entities that resemble Him. The writer of Hebrews put it like this “For it became fitting for Him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many to glory” Christ’s objective for becoming human. It is for us the Elect, to bask in this blessedness of Knowing Him fully.
It is to bring forth the replicas of “The Only Begotten” with His attributes for the “Father of Glories”. To begat offspring of His kind being “bone of His bone, and flesh of His flesh” of glorious spirit and truth. This is what the Father seeks. Such are the Elect. We are the purpose, objective and conclusion of creation.
As it says in Ephesians “That in the consumation of the fulness of times, God would gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him”.
And because it is said of Christ “He who descended is also the One who ascended far above all the heavens, in order to fill all things.”
Because He is everywhere, we don’t need to go somewhere to be gathered to Him but Spirit and Truth, because God is not bound by creation, so also our new person cannot be confined as such.
We know we are gathered to Him already because we can’t get any closer to Him than we already are for He is the “I will never leave you or forsake you” and the “Lo I am with you always. And “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever”. (Hebrews 13.8)
We are gathered together “in Christ” with these words and fulfill our fullness of times. As Paul described as being “each one in their own order” (1 Corinthians 15. 23 ) showing us there is a successive order, and every age has a harvest.
John defined us as those “Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of men but of God”.
James says “we are born by the word of truth to be a kind of firstfruits of His creation” of things that supersede the 6-day creation. “each one in their own order” so maybe now it is your turn.
The gospel refers to a successive order with these words “For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear” showing the progression. The Elect are the full heads of corn plucked and held in the father’s hand. Guarded, preserved and protected “in Christ”.
Scripture also says “the wheat and tares mature together”, and “the first shall be last and the last shall be first”. There is a greater maturation today as the harvest time ripens. We see wickedness abound but there is a spiritual abounding not readily discernable to the carnal senses that prevails. “For the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain anticipating the manifestation of the offspring of God”.
We are popping like popcorn, “first the blade then the full head, and “the Gates of hell will not prevail”. They can only lend to our cause because they are food for us.
Jude talked of these filthy dreamers who are”Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of glories. (Corrected to the Greek)
11 Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against the glories before the Lord” Their accusations are not heard.
As Jude affirms ”
these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of Glories.
9 Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a valid accusation but said to Satan, the Lord rebuke you. We however have the power to rebuke Satan ourselves and say “get behind me’. The shadows is where he belongs.
It is us the Elect who are born of the spirit who have our earthen hardware in tact because since Christ was God-like in human form, He shows us it is possible to become His full stature now, because as He is, so are we in the world”. Even as Paul said “let the mind that was in Christ Jesus be in you. Who being in the form of a man, thought it not robbery to be equal with God”.
Having our lowly external body, filled with our internal, spiritual man who is seated Eternal in the heavens “in Christ”, to rule and reign with him even now and fulfill the verse in ourselves that says “we are complete in Him who is head over all principalities and Powers”. Us having attained the victory over the sub sector rogue entities who decieve. Having pulled down every high things that exaulted (past tense) itself against the knowledge of God” and using them to walk on. We clamoured up the things God has said to join Him there, at His behest. His word did not return to Him void, because we returned with that Word and fulfilled the words of Christ who said”follow me that where I am you may be also, and we did. We are the elect. It did not give us a task we could not accomplish.
We are not counted with those who think “my Lord has delayed his coming” because He comes by stealth to give us according to our work be it fear or faith. You receive according to your dominant mindset. Our minds have been re-fitted, formatted and rescripted by scripture to become word, God’s Word. Like God’s Son who was Word before He became human.
We are God’s overcomers. And “who is it that overcomes the world? Those who believe that Christ came in the Flesh” and need not come and save again. (1 John 5)
Just as you must have gills and fins to follow a fish, and you must have wings to mingle with birds, Christ is God’s Word and you must become Word to follow Him. This is how He is “the way, the truth and the life” and “no one comes to the Father except through Me”. So we did. We put word on. We join Him there. Like Jacobs ladder we climb up. Even as Christ said “Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man”. Showing us that Word is verticle climb in the spirit for the reversal and eraser of the fall.
This is an irreversible, eternal work of something far greater than an elusive second coming concept, and different work from the 6 days of creation. We call it “the rest of God” from which He ceased from creating. We rest from our works too.
All the law and the prophets meticulously laid this ladder out over a few thousand years for our understanding, beginning with Moses through the Red Sea symbolizing baptism. Forget about the 40 year wandering, that was disasterous. Then their journey continued with Joshua into the promised land with the works of the collective shouts. Then with David taking all the artifacts laid out in the previous ages, the priest, the commander-in-chief and King of Israel, with the ark of the Covenant which contained the tablets and show bread and such David stood them up like a ladder and went up into Jerusalem, both physical and invisibly. David then danced naked in public, symbolizing the completion and expiration of all the temporal old Covenant artifacts, for the implimentation of the Eternally New things in Christ, showing The Revelation and unveiling of Jesus Christ and His eternal Bride, His city, Heavenly Jerusalem. All of this was done before the Son went to the cross to impliment the New Covenant. Heavenly Jerusalem is where all the old concepts expire, pointing to the eternal form as being “the Kingdom prepared from the foundation of the world” and the original eternal images of “God made man in His image male and female made He them” King and Kingdom. Heavenly Jerusalem is the female of the Godhead. The one on earth was Hagar and Mt Sinai.
Those old artifacts physically mimicked invisible realities hidden in Christ of things God told Moses “see that you make all things according to the pattern I showed you. Because the law Covenant was only patterns and pictures of the reality invisible to the naked eye, “for eye has not seen, not ear heard the things that God has for those who love Him. But He reveals them to us by His spirit, ya even the deep things of God”. Yes even the hard and complicated become comprehendable. Even as we are told “you have the unction from the Holy one and you know all things”so there should be no confusion. With this you should have your silent witness.
For the old Covenant wanderers, God’s Glory was denied. Moses was shielded from His Glory as the Lord passed by and Moses only saw the trail of light that lingered. As Christ said “those who have seen Me, have seen the Father. And “when we see Him we shall be like Him.
This is what the good news provides. This is what the gospel delivers. Replicants of the Father full of Glory. This why Paul told the Philippeans “5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, being in the form of God, did not consider it [b]robbery to be equal with God” and so we do.
The Israelites journey was one physically on Earth, but ours is not. We have a Heavenly calling and aspiration. The Heavenly Father did not give us a journey we could not accomplish. But you must walk in the spirit to complete this journey and not with human feet.
There is no comingling of the two. Even as Paul said “flesh and blood does not inherit the kingdom of God”, but the re-spirited mind of faith does. Paul also said, “For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I withyouin the spirit” showing he learned the distinction between the inner and the outer man to discard his old limitations, as do we. This is how we know we are the Elect. In this way we fulfill the verse that says, the wind blows where it wishes to you can hear the sound of it but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it goes, so is everyone born of the spirit” having attributes and features unique only to God and His offspring.
Even as scripture says ” I will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. (2 Cor 6) so we must see ourselves like Him.
Isaiah spoke of the Elect saying “they shall come up with acceptance on mine altar, and I will glorify the house of my glory.Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows?” We know. It is us, the Elect.
We have a birdseye view, and this perch is not our own. “But to as many as recieved Him, to them He gave them power to become the children of God, even to those who believe in His name”. So you may join us too if you have this kind of faith. You could say, we are birds of a feather, come on up.
The father is most glorified when his task has been completely fulfilled in his offspring, the children of Glory as those perched with Him there.
Isaiah also said for us “In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near thee. My Elect shall long enjoy the works of their hands.
As it was written of old times “Israel hath not obtained what he seeks for; but the electhave obtained it, and the rest were blinded.” Again that is true in our day. It is the religious establishments of our day who are hardened and knash their teeth at these concepts as they have always done showing who their father is.
Paul explained how important it is for the Elect to know how to activate their glorious heritage in Timothy saying “Therefore I endure all things for the sake of the Elect, that they also may obtain the salvation that is in Christ with Eternal Glory.
And if you are “in Christ” you are with eternalGlory. They are inseparable. This is the purpose of the Gospel and Paul’s express concern. Salvation with Eternal Glory. In God’s Heavens the two are indistinguishable. “All have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God”? We are fallen no more. Salvation is His glory in us restored, from Faith to Faith.
There are no other tools or mechanisms to get you there. For all flesh is like grass and withers, but the Word of the Lord endureth forever”. This is why you must become Word to join Us here.
Peter says “ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: 9 receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.” Showing that recieving the Glory is your obtainable crown and the reason for your humanity.
If the salvation message you heard does not include the gift of “eternal glory” as the objective of your pilgrimage, you’re not hearing the whole salvation message. If you are only half saved, you are still being saved and your journey is still in progress, “to the degree you are able to receive”.
“All have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God”? You cannot be judged and condemned for something you are not capable of accomplishing.
Every human being has the potential of the Glory of God through repentance and perseverance, which simply means, turn around in your thinking and head for God. If you continue your journey from God you remain condemned. If you confess with your mouth, and believe in your heart in your inner man, you shall be saved, as long as this remains your new journey.
The price was paid, the gift was given, you have been forgiven and full clemency has been granted. You will never stand in God’s judgment for sins of the past. Only Satan brings that up. You are now evaluated by what you have aquired by faith in your inner person. Your old self has been dealt with, condemned and put out of business.
As Paul said of your body in Romans, recon it dead. Recon is an accounting term. Your debt column is closed and paid in full in blood, as evidenced by the cross. Unless you want to go back there, but even as the Israelites were instructed at their Passover, when the angel of death past over “eat this in haste” meaning accept it and move on. God is not impressed by those who are at the cross wallowing in their sin and self pity. Commence your journey. Proceed to the Glory, the destination of your Heavenly calling, the Pinnacle of faith. Seated in Glory, where the journey is over. Receive the gift. Relax.
Isaiah 55 put it like this ”
Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
2 Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.
3 Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David”.
The sure mercies of David are in the promise of his son, not the physical one but the heir of that throne, Christ, being “The King of Kings and The Lord of lords. In Him the gospel message is complete.
This is why scripture says that “we are complete in him who is head over all power the principalities”, showing that we have the eternal glory too, gifted to us by the cross to be implimented by faith in this age and every age.
That we partake of a greater body of being “in Christ” of a heavenly sort. As Peter said “we are living stones built together a habitation for God in the spirit, and not man made structures and earthen buildings or human bodies, but nevertheless a body and a structure, but indiscernible to the carnal senses of taste, touch, sight, sound and smell, but perfectly understood by the re-scripted mind of faith as the body of Christ.
Paul says to those “not discerning the [h]Lord’s body (temple and building). 30 For this reason many are weak and sick among you, and many [i]sleep” (or die) to the things of God, showing it’s an agregious error to comingle Heavenly things with carnal, “for the carnal mind is enmity against the things of God. It is not subject to the things of God and neither indeed can be so then those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
This violates the eternal laws of kind begats according to kind “begats after kind” set in place from the beginning and reinforced in Noah’ who only took on male and female according to their kind. Fish for fish, bird for birds, mammal for mammals, man for woman and spirit for spirit. And we are a kind of firstfruits of His creation of spiritual things eternal and other worldly.
If the Glory seams too hard to accept, we need to go no further than the nectar of the Gospel where Christ went to the Father and asked for some specifics. He is prayed not for the world, but those whom the Father had given Him, namely us. Here is that discourse:
17 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:
2 As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.
3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
4 I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.
5 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.
6 I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.
7 Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.
8 For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.
9 I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.
10And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.
11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.
12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.
13 And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.
14 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.
16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.
19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.
20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;
21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.
24 Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.
John 7.37 On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink.38 He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said,out of their heart will flow rivers of living water.”39 But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those [g]believing in Him would receive;
This shows for us the elect, that God’s gift to us is not just a quiet resolve inside of us but His things inside of us that come bellowing out explaining things of His spirit. Even as the disciples said in the book of Acts, we can’t help but to speak of the things we hear and see, reiterating the words of Christ who said “we speak when we hear and testify to what we see”. Our testimony is the same. These are the unctions and promptings of God’s Holy Spirit in us. This is the river of living water.
We are the flowing streams of Truth in the spirit. “For it became fitting for Him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringingmany of His offspring to Hisglory.
It is as we speak of His Glory, we share of His Glory. In this way we become active participants of things eternal.
This is the purpose of our calling, and why Paul set out to attain to all the riches in Christ, to a perfect man and full stature in the likeness of Christ. To share the glory which is the destination of our Heavenly calling. “For God has not appointed us to wrath but the obtaining of His Glory.” By proclaiming His Glory, we share in the Glory and fulfill the words of Christ when He said “Father, the Glory you have given Me, I have given them (speaking of us) that they may be one with us. And so we are, because Christ asked for that, in the heavenly father never denied His Holy One.
Paul said speaking in the infancy of his faith, said” For our conversation is of heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:
21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.” Of which the Lord can carry this out for us at anytime if he so wishes. For some it is a foregone conclusion, did they have put on their Heavenly attire.
And this glorious body from heaven is not the same as the one fashioned from dirt because “that which is flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the spirit is spirit. You must be born again”. And we are.
It is the spirit that wends its way around as it wishes. Even as Christ told told Nicodemus,the wind blows where it wishes, you can hear the sound of it but you cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes, so is everyone who is born of the spirit. Showing for us that we possess something far more illusive than what you see when you look in the mirror.
1st Corinthians 15. Paul looked forward to this in hoping to attain with these words:
The body is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption. 43 It is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness, it is raised in power. 44 It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. 45And so it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being.” The last Adam (Christ) became a life-giving spirit. (Such are we if we are “in Christ)
46 However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural, and afterward the spiritual. 47 The first man was of the earth, made[i] of dust; the second Man is like the Lord of (things from) heaven. 48 As was the [k]man of dust, so also are those who are made of dust; and as is the heavenly Man, so also are those who are heavenly. 49 And as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we (in turn) bear the image of the heavenly Man.” And when do we get this? When we are born into the family of God. You just haven’t learned how to see it yet.
This is the purpose of the Gospel which is “The power of God for Salvation to all who believe” to those with active pursuit.
It was Paul who said of Christ “who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen nor can see”. Showing for us the physical senses are detached from the Spirit. And of John who said “those who sin have neither seen Him or known Him”. John also said of Christ “when we see Him we will be like Him. This we did. Because we saw something with the eyes of our understanding. Eph 1.18
We became something the eyes in your head can’t see. For seeing with their eyes they see not, for it is with the heart you must see to take on the things of God”. The human body with the carnal senses does not keep us from this, but unbelief does. That is why we are told in Romans 8 that “the carnal mind is enmity against God. It is not coherent to the things of God and cannot be so that those who are in their carnality cannot please God.”
Romans goes on to say that “those who are led by the spirit of God, these are the children of God. Yes, God’s Spirit in us, convinces us of this.
Our Final Victory
50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption”.
It is the re-spirited mind of faith that has them both. As Paul spoke of in Romans 7 saying “
O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of sin and death? Then answers himself saying “I thank God—through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, with the mind I myself serve the law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin.” In this way we participate in two realities. The life in the spirit becomes more real than the one the carnal mind is familiar with. In a sense we have a dual citezineship, however the Heavenly takes precedence because we recon it so.
Christ alluded to this to Nicodemus when He told him that “No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man[b]who is in heaven.
This teaches us that because Christ was able to be in Heaven and on earth at the same time, so can we. And we should expect this because this is what the Gospel delivers. We call it “The Kingdom of God at hand” as something to grasp, but not with your hands.
Through our transfiguration to a life giving spirit as associating with the things of God as our new body.
In the book of Colossians Paul no longer talked of the body in the archaic old testament physical features but of the deeds of the body of the flesh defining the old man that we discard as these ”
5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
6 For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:
7 In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.
8But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.
9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;
Showing the old person is a network of thoughts for selfish gain and pleasure while defining the new man as a new network of new thoughts like these ”
9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;
10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:
11 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.
12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;
13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.
14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.
15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.”
Paul shows us in these verses that our new body is a collection of feelings, thoughts and actions associated with the building up of the whole organism called the collective body of Christ, gathered not to a location on planet Earth, but gathered together to God “in Christ” to experience the life in the Spirit. This is our new body and new identification as a singular organism formed together for a new society identified by wholesome and goodly attributes that are just a breakdown of attributes when assembled constitutes love. This is why those who operate in love fulfill all the law and the prophets and fulfill the objectives of God of us being built together a habitation of God in the spirit.
There will be no other gathering because the Holy Spirit cannot be compounded to one spot. For He who descended also accended to fill all and all. And since Christ filled all, you don’t need to go somewhere physically to be gathered but spirit and truth. As He told the Samaritan lady at the well. The time that is coming is already here when you will not worship the Father in Samaria or Jerusalem but in Spirit and Truth, showing for us that it is not a place in time.
The Ten Commandments and all that followed can be summed up in this, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind and soul, and you shall love your neighbor as yourself.
This shows us that our invisable body as being our heart mind and soul. This is your inner person that Paul referred to in Ephesians as he learned develope God’s view of who we are and for us to discard what he knew as a Jew, his old association.
We are motivated by the unctions of the spirit and not self. The flesh is just a vanier and a vessel. As Paul told Timothy. “But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some for honor and some for dishonor. 21 Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honor, [h]sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work”.
Where the Spirit is regarded there is no need for law. The things written on the heart supercedes written law. Therefore love is the fulfillment of all law.
When God created in the beginning, after each day He looked upon what He had done and said it was good. And on the last day He created man and said not only that is was good but very good. You see this day was not only good like the others, but very good because on this day He crowned His creation with an image and likeness of Himself. The human being was good, very good. Mankind in their humanity was magnificent and surmountably greater than all creation but somehow the religious man and religions of today despise mankind as evil. Mankind has the potential for God-like-ness and as a result mankind can become equally hanious. However the human body is really a neutral vessel. Much like a car, the driver can accomplish a lot of good or destruction, so too is the human body. If the body alone was bad then God should’ve ended this long ago. God is reaping His harvest.
We have to re-examine our understanding of the human body and see it the way God described as “good, very good” if coupled with the right spirit. You see the body has the ability to exude the glory of God. If this were not so we could not be condemned for not exuding His glory, but we were “for all have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God.” This is the potential for each human and the responsibility of every serious believer. To attain our God given stature and heritage, and the purpose for our pilgrimage in the flesh.
Christ already had His body, put on the vanier of a human body showed us that by Him putting on the flesh, He tabernacled among us incognito being fully man and fully God. In a sense having two bodies. His man was full of God, exuding Glory “for in Him dwells the fullness of the Godhead body” and for us the elect? We are complete in Him too. Since this is so, let the bi-product of the Spirit called the living waters flow. Since the physical body returns to the dust, lay hold of your new body while you can. For the time is coming when this will be said:
Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is at hand. 1 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;
Let’s make sure we are found in our new habitation which is from heaven.
Paul put it like this “For we know that if our earthly [a]house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed with our [b]habitation which is from heaven, 3 if indeed, having been clothed, we shall not be found naked.”
For some of us the groaning is over, our nakedness is covered. We have put on the things God has said about us and made them our own. We are no longer naked, but cloaked like Christ was, incognito, fulfilling the Law of the Spirit.
The kingdom of God is at hand in it’s fullness and it’s entirely. Amen!