To Work in the Harvest
There is no greater calling and no greater reward than the infamy of living on through our words like Christ does. Not really our words, but the words of God being the knowledge and understanding of His information, His genetic structure and DNA spelled out in the gospel, and reiterated by us. This is what we leave called our testimony and our witness that He lives, so we can live in the fashion that He does now in what we call “Spirit and Truth”.
It is because death had no hold on Him, it has no imposition on us either. All that He was and is, is in us now… if you see Him as He is… Word.
What is in us of His, becomes our business as being “joint heir’s of the things of God”. This becomes our responsibility. We too do the works of the Father being the transference of Himself to you to have a self like His Self through “The Gospel once and for all delivered to the saints”. Meaning the message has it’s finalization in the present age, and need no encore presentation.
This is true godliness and the purpose of the Gospel and the reason for the cross. We aquire our pass there where we pass over death, then reach out to lay hold of why God laid hold of us, which is the fullness of life. To participate in the things God has for us NOW of His invisible attributes.
Scripture has this to say of those who pressed into The Kingdom of God
Hebrews 12. 22 But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels, 23 to the [j]general assembly and church of the firstborn who are registered in (as, we are let in to) heaven (being us), to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect”.
This is how we know we are His. And His purpose was the ” bringing many to Glory” through The Gospel. That “the gospel message of — Christ is the power of God for salvation”. Meaning the complete aquisition and accualization of our full salvation according to godliness, or god-like-ness.
And because “all have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God” showing us two things. That the fall is from Gods Glory, and what the purpose of the gospel is, is “The Glory” restored to exude through the words we espouse.
Even as Paul spoke to the Theselonians saying, “to which God called you by our gospel, for the obtaining of the Glory of our Lord Jesus Christ”. No second coming involvement necessary. That would mean He has another work to do and it was not finished at the cross, but that’s blasphemy.
Further proof that Glory is not an end times allocation, is the Angel John stooped down to worship in the conclusion of his Revelation. The Angel replied “see that you do not do that, for I am one of thy brethren who keep the testimony of Jesus Christ. Worship Him”. Here is one who obtained. So much so in fact that John thought it was Jesus. And who knew Jesus closer than the man who put his head in the bosom of our Lord? John.
So you have to believe that you are transitioning from the glory to the glory as by the spirit” (2 Corinthians 3.18) no second coming involvement because when Christ returns, it’s for judgement and to collect those who are His and then wrap up this age. “For the Elects sake these days will be cut short” and “Christ will appear a second time apart from sin (dealt with at the cross) for (the conclusion of) salvation.” (Hebrews 9..) This is the only place in scripture that uses the verbage “second time” or coming, because His comings are many.
We know Him as the:
20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock (even now, but you can’t see Him, and). If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. 21 To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.” Let them who have ears to hear listen to the Spirit”. Because the person if the flesh cannot receive this.
And from 1 John 5. 4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.” So you can see this is not a time sensitive message but something that is “at hand” even now. The carnal man is enmity against God. It is not subject to the ways of God, neither in deed can be so that those who are in the flesh cannot please God.” But we do.
Even as we see of the wedding feast. That once the Master of the ceremony closes the doors, many will say “master, master, open up to us”. Meaning, they thought they had the ability to enter in later, and we’re left without because they went to buy clothing (from the world), but we put on Christ one revelation at a time. That those who went to buy, went to the wrong source to obtain the acceptable clothing to participate in this ceremony. The true ceremony and union by which we are all wed to One, amalgamated, enmeshed and intertwined together to make up one body, the Body, Bride and Groom of the family of God pictured as the Bride as shown here.
“Come, I will show you the [g]bride, the Lamb’s wife.” 10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the great city, the holy (a word that means invisible) Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, 11 having the glory of God. 17 Then he measured its wall: one hundred and forty-four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of an angel.”
(Note: Angel is another word used to describe the invisible. In this case of those of us whose transition is complete before the close of this age.)
Showing for us here our union. That the wedding union was ours as well. In this way we become we’d, we are one. This is our consumation and fullness of time we are gathered to. Fortunately for us God and His Holy Spirit are everywhere so we don’t need to worry about our physical location to participate. Are you getting this? Are you getting ready?
It is God who lives in us through His only Begotten for continuing to begat children in His name throughout the ages. Just as “in the beginning was the word”. He begats others with His words in us.
We call this our testimony. Not so much of our old self, but our new self. The Glorious one Christ, came to ensure that we could attain it. For “On Him was laid the inequity of us all and by His stripes we are healed.” Meaning, Glory restored and your work of salvation is the process.
“The word was with God and the word was God, He was in the beginning with God”. John 1.1 Now He abides in us and us in Him.
With Gods word in us we become like Him. And because of that, God now resides in us and through us who become word. Just like He lived in that Son. Even as Jesus said “I and the Father are one”. Even as Paul said “I plead with you now by the mercies of God, be ye reconciled to the Father. For He made Him who knew no sin, to become sin, so that you could become the righteousness of God in Him.” That’s right. His exactitude in us. This is the Glory restored, as other worldly but not at a future event.
His very same self, comes out of our self for yourself to be like His self. This is the Gospel making a complete circle. That God’s word does not return to Him void or fruitless, but you in His word which takes you to Him. The circuit is complete. That you are complete in Him who head and ruler over all principalities and powers. Can you fathom that! That is the gift of God in Christ Jesus. If you were born again and set out to lay hold of why Christ laid of you.
Let’s go through this one more time.
The promises of Jesus are fulfilled in us where he said that “If anyone loves Me, they will keep My word; and My Father will love them, and We will come to them and make Our home with them.” And so they did.
Yes, one word or, one strand of Heavenly DNA after another until He is fully realized in us.
God’s word is his seed, his seed is his DNA, it’s through his word he transfers His genetics and in this way we become like Him and genetically re-modified to interact with Him perfectly. As first John said that “when we see Him as He is we become like Him”? And so we did that. That “in the beginning was the word”, this word that now abides in us and comes to you through us, and brings forth the same life that we have that was with the Father, that was given to the Son, to give to us, to give to you to complete the circle to become one.
This oneness (koinania) happens in the wedding chamber, the union where offspring comes to be. Kind begats according to kind. And in the chamber, just outside of human perseptions, we are born again of the spirit and are His kind.
This is why John the Baptist said “29 He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice. Therefore this joy of mine is fulfilled.” Meaning, he attended the wedding.
With these Words, John the Baptist was the witness and best man at the wedding. His joy was fulfilled? Yes, the anticipation of the previous age and generations had come to a close. This is The nyew Creation of the newly created man in God’s image both halves restored. The split that started with Adam was mended when Jesus Christs counter part descended upon Him like a dove, and remained upon Him in bodily form, to never depart. And John the Baptist performed that ceremony. That was his purpose in life. To close out the old covenant and creation to usher in the new. A new man, or humanity called Christians. More than a religion but a new race and a new culture called “The Kingdom of God at hand”. Not within reach of your hand but graspable to the re-spirited mind of faith.
This is why Paul said “if anyone is in Christ they are a new creation (newly created). Old things have past away and all things become new and all things are from God”. The origination and source of everything we become of what us new. Not that it is new in having never been before, but it is new in the sense that it never gets old or fades. Only things if creation do that. So don’t forget where your new self comes from.
For this reason Paul the apostle called Jesus “the last Adam” because this Jesus was the prototype of a new type of man. A spiritual one. His physical vessel had nothing to do with this. This was a private ceremony. And if you understand this ceremony, it is because you came into the chamber to witness the event. Even as it is written in Mathew 22 “come to the wedding. It is now ready”. It is always ready because it’s a personal experience with the Godhead who made man in His likeness, male and female. We see the female He had before He said those words.
It is called a union because it is the place where Gods Word called the Son, and Gods Holy Spirit that Jesus Christ called the teacher, comforter, and other parent and His helper like Adam had so you are not left orphans. It is as these two come together in you, that you experience and know them. You become one with them, the same way Adam knew Eve and begat, or birthed their image.
This is how you are born again. Jesus Christ the last Adam is the first born among many. There are those who are born coming out crying, but we go out with joy and are led forth with peace.
In this way the gospel is a conduit for the things of God freely given to us who are born again in this way. With God there is total conveyance of everything that He has and is and given to us His Elect. We are those who take God at His word and become the thing that He said. We are His retroactive recipients of “The Kingdom prepared from (before) the foundations of the world”.
So we say “The Kingdom of God is at hand.