In the beginning of the Book of Acts, Jesus Christ after His resurrection and before His acsention, now with His Disciples “And being assembled together with them, He commanded them to “do not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the Promise of the Father, of which you have heard from Me”.
If you remember the disciples heard from Christ that He was going to the Father, and when “the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father who testifies of Me”.
Christ saying He would not leave them orphans, meaning without a Parent, that He was leaving and He would send them another Comforter, Helper and Teacher. That the replacement was on Her way. Up until now these features were dimly depicted in the Kingdom of Jerusalem on Earth of whom Christ’s Helper replaces.
If we understand things correctly, before Christ became flesh and dwelt among us, He was “The Word of God”. Meaning something from the mouth of God as being invisble and not a time based construct. Then we should not be surprised that Christ’s counterpart was “bone of His bone and flesh of His flesh”, of Glorious spirit and Truth. She too was from the mouth of God from the beginning, being the breath of God and not a time based construct either.
It was God the Father who said of His Son after His baptism where Christ was filled with The Holy Spirit “this is My Only Begotten Son in whom I am well pleased”. Christ is the Only Begotten of the Father, however we are Begotten in Christ throuth the Gospel to be “a kind of firstfruits of His creation”. This is why Christ said through the prophet Isaiah ” here am I and the offspring who God has given Me. We are for signs and wonders. Isaiah was testifying of Us and Our coming of age.
And why was the Father well pleased with His Only Begotten at His Baptism? Because for the first time since the beginning, the split that started with Adam and Eve, when Adams rib was extracted from him called his helper, this was mended in Christ when the Holy Spirit descended upon Him and remained in Him.
Adam, during his sleep, was halved male and female. At the Baptism from John, Christ is portrayed whole, having both parts in Him, fulfilling in Himself the command from the beginning for the two to become one. To be whole, full and wed together as one. This is why the Gospel says “in Him (Jesus) dwells the fullness of the Godhead body. Meaning “male and female God made them in His image”. The original Male and Female from God are in Christ.
He is the original Adam and Eve dimly portrayed by being turned inside out with the rib removed, Adam and Eve reveal invisible entities of The Godhead.. Now being outside in with the proverbial rib re-installed as displayed with the Holy Spirit descending upon Jesus to remain in Him.
Ever since the sin in the Garden of Eden creation has been off course of producing children of God. This is the need for all things to be restored to that which is from the beginning.
This is why Paul called Jesus “the last Adam” signifying that there was a new assembly line of offspring of those made in the image of God, that was previously allocated to Adam, but is now fulfilled “in Christ”. The Adamic race was eternally lost and going the wrong way without Christ. But that race was salvaged through repentance, meaning re-turning to God. This is what the Savior did. For this Christ is The Savior, to all that believe in His Name. “To them He gave Power to become His offspring. That Power is The Word joined with the Holy Spirit.
Jesus having received the Holy Spirit at His baptism, became The Restored image of God by having both parts male and female being The Word of God and The Breath/Spirit of God united in the man vessel called Jesus. Like us when we speak, our word comes out with the thrust of our breath by the will of the designer we call The Father.
They are all one in composition and design, and invisble. Then in the spirit of our minds they are melded and Wed together equalling the total fullness of God, both male and female as defined by the Father and why Christ said “I and the Father are one” meaning fully cohesive. Christ said “it is the Father in Me that does the works” and showing they are totally congruent.
It was John the Baptist who performed Christs Baptism, of which John had said, it was necessary to fulfill all righteousness. (John 3.29) John then gave the formal announcement of the Newly Weds saying ” He who has the Bride is the Bridegroom; but the friend (and Best Man at the wedding) of the Bridegroom, who stands and hears Him, rejoices greatly because of the Bridegroom’s voice.” Meaning the Wedding event was accomplished at Christ’s Baptism where the two became one. The account from Luke says, The Holy Spirit descended upon Christ “in bodily form” and fit inside of him perfectly.
The terms bride and groom correctly associated are only valid with a wedding event and Newly Weds. They are totally unsuitable for the unwed or engaged or they would be Fiance’s. John goes on to say about the Newly Weds (here amending from the Greek word ekionos) “They must increase and I must decrease”. John was speaking of decreasing as the last old testament prophet in the succession of old Jerusalem’s prophets that were at their time of expiration. All the law and the prophets are emphatically fulfilled “in Christ”. That is why Jesus said, among those born among women there is none greater than John the Baptist, however those who are of the kingdom are greater than he, clarifying the demarcation line and speaking of Us who are brought forth through these things.
The prophets of old could only testify of a coming one, and Christ had come and closed that era. Christ is the conclusion of all they said. Even as Christ said to Nathaniel “I saw you when you were under the fig tree”, showing He was the “Man called The Branch” spoken from Zechariah to fulfill the last sign to perform to close that book.
This is why The Kingdom of God is at hand, of something un-graspable, but totally aprehendable to the renewed mind of the Spirit.
This is why the writer of Hebrews opens up with these words describing the prophets limited role in the things of God “ God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, 2 has in these last days (being The New Covenant era) spoken to us by His Son”. Spoken is a past tense term. There is nothing left to say but to repeat it. That is why it is called the Gospel, meaning good news, and the reason Jude says to “contend earnestly for the faith once and for all delivered to the saints”.
This verse from Hebrews shows the batton pass was completed from old to new. The Prophets of old speak of things expired because it is through the continual revelations of things in Christ is the full restoration of what they were talking about.
If you remember, Jesus said “it is not for you to know the things the Father has put under his own authority”. Meaning, the disciples who are still yet carnal and in their old testament thinking when Christ spoke that to them. Meaning if you are in the old, that could be true of you too. But We assure you that the new wine us better.
They could not understand that the restoration of all things is not an event on planet Earth but something each one of us experiences in our own order, of things we receive by The Teacher, comforter and other Parent who now dwells within us.
Even as Paul spoke of in 1st Corinthians 15. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. 23 But each one in their own order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward those who are Christ’s at His (consecutive) comings”. The Gospel accommodates each one in their own order. So that each age would have a harvest. “If you can receive it”. Otherwise the verse is true for you too that “it is not for you to know the things that the Father has put in His own authority”. But Christ told some of us that “I have made known to you all things from the Father”. That’s why we speak with such clarity.
Christ said “Lo the volume of the book is written of Me”. And “Father I have finished the works you have given me to do” so that old Covenant is done. All things are restored to “That which is from the beginning”. Each according to their own order, showing that the Gospel is progressive according to what you were able to receive. No one is held back or in limbo because “Now the gospel of The Kingdom is being preached and all are entering”, and “the violent take it by force” meaning, we take the Father at His Word and We don’t take no for an answer, regardless what the obstacles may be. Like Joshua and Caleb, “if God gave as a thing, we are more than able to possess it” and We do. For “all the promises of God are (a resounding) yes and amen in Christ, the author and finisher of our faith, and He does not tarry.
Like fish coming out of the ocean, to swim up river to the spawning waters from which they were from, we clamour up the things God has said, taking Him at His Word and become heirs, joint heirs with Christ and the recipients of the things that are Heavenly. We come out of the Sea of Galilee, meaning nation’s, or gentiles, through the gush of the Living Waters, to receive the promises in Thr Gospel of the things the Father has said to Us. The Works are Finished? Yes, in us. Gods Word does what He said. We are those who have the full Testimony of Jesus Christ.
From The Beginning.
What Adam and Eve had lost, Christ regained. In the day they died, Adam and Eve lost the Holy Spirit and became dead to the things of God. When we receive God’s Word and Holy Spirit, we are made alive agian to the things of God. This is The Restoration of All Things for becoming children of God with “the image of God” corrected in us having the male and female components of God fully functional. You are in Adam, or in Christ. You are “In that day you shall surely die”, or in “The day of The Lord” and in “That Day” and “The Day of The Lord and “The Day of Christ” all the prophets eluded to, that pointed to Christ’s on earth. By a man all sinned and by a man the fall was corrected. This why we are resurrected because we are “The Offspring of The Ressurection”. Being born of a new nature of The Word and Spirit, our Heavenly Parents. The Word of God is the seed sown in our hearts, and The Spirit is the embrionic sac that becomes an expanse greater than the heavens above the earth. And as a catapillar cannot understand the life and flight if a butterfly, so too the carnal man cannot receive the things of God, but The Elect have.
Even as Peter said “Of this salvation the prophets have inquired and searched carefully, who prophesied of the grace that would come to you, 11 searching what, or what manner of time, the Spirit of Christ who was in them was indicating when He testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow”. We are those Glories.
You see in the beginning Adam was split in half when his counterpart called the rib, was separated and became Eve. This is why the quest was given for man and woman were called in Holy matrimony to be one.
Then to reunite the breath of God with the word of God in us, is a full collection of all that God is. Even as scripture said of Christ “for in him dwells the fullness of the godhead body, (male and female) and ye are complete in Him”. We have everything He has. This is because we accept Christ as he is, and we were not left orphans, He sent us His helper, our comforter who teaches us All (these) things that dwells in us now. And it is the Word of God and the Holy Spirit of God, in Us, that generates The Kingdom of God in Us. The Holy Spirit confirms to our spirit in Us that we are the Children of God.
Now the Kingdom of God that does not come with (carnal) observation is clearly seen with the eyes of our understanding, that the Kingdom of God is within us and not without. Spirit does not take on carnal form. This is why Paul prayed for the eyes of your understanding to be opened, because these things are not for the carnal minded. “The carnal mind is enmity against God, and us who have received.
Now we have the word & Spirit, that Wells up inside of us, and becomes a kingdom. This is what Christ meant when he said “the kingdom of God is within you”. If we adopt God’s Word and God’s Holy Spirit, we are the adopted.
The only way that Jesus Christ could have said that “The kingdom of God is at hand” and for it to be true, is if there is an Eternal Capital City, completely function and open for business. And there is. She is called “Heavenly Jerusalem, the Mother of us all” as Paul put it in Galatians 4.26. And “The Kingdom prepared from the foundations of the world.
I mean “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever”. So it is fitting that His counterpart is as well. And She is a component of “The kingdom prepared from the foundations of the world” because she too is just as eternal as Christ himself. She has an equal share in the Kingdom with the father in the Son. Is she really eternal? But of course, she was seen in the beginning during creation brooding over the face of the waters.
This is the same Brooder who spoke through Jesus to old Jerusalem “oh how I mourn for you, how I would have gathered you as a Hen gathers Her chicks but you were not willing. Showing us that the female aspect of God was present in Christ.
If that is not proof enough, then we can see Her brood over the Israelites in the wilderness as a cloud by day, and a pillar of fire by night. When She swooped down on the disciples in old Jerusalem, they were seen with cloven tongues of fire.
The difference between the Israelites in the wilderness and the New testament believers was, for one the fire was above them and the others the fire came from within. Even as the disciples said on The Way to Emmaus as they discovered these things “Didn’t our hearts burn within us?”Doesn’t your heart burn within you?
Whereas some teachings used to come from Jerusalem on Sabbath days, now the full Gospel comes from the spirit as being the teacher.
Even as Paul had said, for we are being transfigured into the selfsame image from the glory to the glory as by the spirit. Showing what Her purpose is. Even as Christ said when the Holy Spirit My Helper comes, it is to break down the things of Mine and make them palatable to you, to help you understand them.
Now it is a sort of blasphemy to think that Christ’s counterpart and helper is another male, and The Father, Son and Spirit have no feminine? It is also blasphemy to think we could allocate a place on Earth to centralize the things of God for carnal fascinations. Be amazed in the Spirit of your mind!
Did not the Christ speak to the Jews “you are not entering the Kingdom, nor are you allowing those who are trying to do so? That is why that Jerusalem became “The Abomination that makes desolation”. And from the mouth of Jesus about the copy of Jerusalem on earth that became idolitrous and full of adulterers, ” Assuredly, I say to you, not one stone shall be left here upon another, that shall not be thrown down”. And of Her rulers? Jesus called them, brood of vipers, sons of Satan, how shall you escape the fires of Hell?
So we need to clearly understand who our Mother is and support Her cause lest we fix our eyes on something on earth and remain blind to these truths.
John the Revelator had this to say.
“Come, I will show you the bride, the Lamb’s wife.” 10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the great city, the [i]holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, 11 having the glory of God.
And I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. 23 The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light.
The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.