Putting off the carnal Body, The Real Exodus and the ultimate purpose for the gospel in your life. Our Transfiguration.
Through Christ we have a new life according to godliness, meaning God likeness and the completion of the gospel. For us to receive our own carbon copy image of Himself through the gospel before our departure and arrival as a perfected image, conformed to the likeness of Christ.
“All have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God”. Then we have to be provided with the ability to aquire that Glory. That is what the gospel is for.
This is the completion of Gods work in us in the here and now as seen here from Ephesians the purpose of the Gospel: 4.13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man (person), unto the measure of the stature of the fullness (the exactitude) of Christ:
You see it is God who instructed us by contrasts, night and day, wet and dry, for us to understand that, flesh and spirit are diametrically opposite in composition.
Our carnal body is known by physically visible external features, while in the Spirit we are known by what’s on our inside. That there is no longer carnally visible features that we rely on here. Hence “old things have passed away, all things become new, and all things are of Christ”. (2 Corinthians 5.18)
We who are truly “in Christ” see the things that are here that are His, that He has given to us to put on and own, what He has on, for us to be transfigured into His Self same Glory from the things that we see. (2 Corinthians 3.18)
This all happens during our carnal life. It is now that we aquire Gods full features of instrumentations like His, to be like Him.
These things cannot be conveyed through modern people, tools or agencies. Even as Paul said “the gospel I preach did not come by man, nor was it taught by man but by revelation of Jesus Christ”. Not that we should think that we were withheld something.
Think about the angel who spoke the Revelation to John whom in chapter 21 John bowed to worship him and that angel said “see that you don’t do that, for I am one of thy brethren and of those who keeps the testimony of Jesus Christ, worship Him. John saw a Glorified saint, giving us proof that the glorification is not with held from us, or to be allocated in the future
You see John who new Yeshua the best of all the disciples, actually had mistaken someone else for Jesus to Christ. Why? Because this person looked just like the one Peter James and John saw on the mount at our Lords transfiguration, as One who had been transfigured in front of the disciples to another image, just like our new image gifted to us through the gospel as something attainable before our Exodus and our departure, meaning only the disappearance of our carnal features as being disposable, but what we’ve aquired, we retain as the rewards for our purseverance.
This is why 2 Peter 1 states
12 For this reason I will not be negligent to remind you of these things always (as primary importance), though you know and are established in the present truth. 13 Yes, I think it is right, as long as I am in this tent (human body), to stir you up by reminding you, 14 knowing that shortly I will [g]put off my tent (human body), just as our Lord Jesus/Yeshua Christ showed me (on the mountain).
And this is the main point Peter was trying to make. “We were with Him on the mount” where Jesus Christ showed them His real self, and how to get there. Peter here was leaving them, to never again interact with them in human form. Just as Jesus Christ showed them this capstone of faith right before He was crusified.
This is why Peter wrote this epistle, and for this same reason we wipe off the dust of the ages and re-present this too you as of utmost importance. If our transfiguration before our departure were not so, then Peter would NOT have wrote it as a death bed confession.
For this reason he says:15 Moreover I will be careful to ensure that you always have a reminder of these things after my departure“.
As much as people wished they could have been at Christs transfiguration, this event was Not what Peter wanted us to focus on.
For this reason he said :19 [i]And so we have the prophetic word which is more sure than what we heard (on the mountain), which you do well to pay attention to it as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts”.
It is the purpose of all scripture and what we do now through the agencies of Gods Word and Gods Holy Spirit. We are transformed and transfigured in this way only, and not at some illusive second coming where many are disqualified by waiting for a man from heaven like your man as your Messiah. That is preposterous and an insult to the saving of the cross from all the ills if this age for a life “according to godliness”.
You see the transition, crossover and Exodus is ours not His. He is in His Eternal repose “seated waiting for His enemies to become His footstool”. The only enemies He didn’t defeat at the cross are your personal doubts and fears. It is the doubts and fears resident in those who are fallen or just asleep, that empower Satan and his wicked schemes. Satans power now is the measurement of the unclaimed gift of godliness gifted to humanity and left unclaimed.
Faith in reverse, turns into a negative, unclaimed power, that Satan steels by incerting himself between you and God. It is those who fail to trade their fears for faith that Peter said that Satan was like a lion seeking whom he may devour, experienced by those who are in the world, as those who do not make the crossover. That they empowered Satan to torment them because they are in the world. We are (visibily) in the world but not of the world and have overcome the wicked one. (1 John 2)
If you understand the inversion of Adam, when God extracted his rib we call Eve, where Adam was turned inside out to display her attributes, then you can understand our conversion, or better yet, inversion that turns us right side in. This is the restoration of Gods original intent for you.
It is the Gospel message of Gods only Begotten who was turned back to, right side in, for us to become and emulate. We are no longer associated inside out like Adam with his external features on display (hence naked), but outside in and hidden “in Christ”.
There is a demarcation line between these two images of God. We call these the inner and outer images of God. Like Jacob and Esau portrayed for us in pre-law scripture. This is the Creations in contrast, flesh and spirit.
As the Father said “As the Heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts higher than your thoughts” and the need to be born again. “For that which is flesh is flesh, and that which is Spirit is Spirit. This is how we gain mastery, the thing Adam forfieted to become a slave.
We have gained this new association by accepting the things that are “in Christ” that are not of this age. “For God is Spirit and God is Truth and seeketh such” and such are we who have learned to “put off the deeds of the flesh and to put on Christ” as scripture instructs us, as seen here by Paul who had finally learned it later on in Colossians 3 saying “seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; 10 and ye have put on the new man’ which is renewed in (by way of) knowledge after the image of him that created him”. This is conveyed and seen here now as a foregone conclusion. This is the point and purpose of the gospel NOW! Today is the day of salvation. Today is the day the be eternally saved, rescued, restored and returned to your purpose of living a veluptuois life in Christ, of something totally foreign to the carnal perseptions.
Can you recieve that? That we can be completely re-imaged to our original construct of “that which was in the beginning” before Adams inversion? Before his fall? The fall is an inversion of things being upside-down. Yes, Adam who was created to reflect the Father saying “go forth and have dominion” to turn and “work the earth with a curse”, is to be flipped upside-down. Hence the need to be raised back up and restored. This is what faith in the Christ of scripture provides to us in the here and now. This is salvation. Those who are saved and restored from this fall have been salvaged through the cross. That is why any other saving or savior offered other than this is an enemy and anti-Christ.
Peter goes on to say this about putting off his tent (old body) as the Lord showed him.
16 For we did not follow cunningly devised fables when we made known to you the power and (fully Glorified) coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of His Majesty”.
For this is how we learn how to do it. Like all things God has for us are in scripture to put on “the loins of our mind” as instructed in Romans 12.1
Note; whatever you think you are going to see at some second coming, these men saw it here, and Peter expects you to see it too as he left us instructions to last “long after” his departure/Exodus.
He goes on to say;
17 For He (Yeshua) received from God the Father, honor and glory when such a voice came to Him from the Excellent Glory: “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” 18 And we heard this voice which came from heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain.”
This is where He showed them how to do it. This is for theirs and our final Exodus, our crossover, our departure and our Transfiguration provided through the gospel, which is a conduit from the Father to us. Gods Holy Writ opened up by revelation, takes us into the very throne room of our Father and Almighty God. Amen!
We are re-imaged in this way so much so in fact to look just like Him, that we too could be mistaken for Jesus Christ Himself, if our carnal features don’t get in the way and we know Him as the Word of God, and His word is that alive in us. Gods Son is His Word, and that’s the form we take on for you.
Don’t think this is strange. Jesus appeared to Mary first as a Gardner, to others as one on the road to Emmaus and to the disciples in the upper room behind closed doors in their midst. Human flesh cannot do that. And our model and Savior can appear to us anywhere, anytime and all the time “for all things are open and exposed in the eyes of Him with whom we have to do”.
Remember the stoning of Steven? He was the one Paul consented to his murder. Steven said “lo I behold the heavens open up and I see the Son sitting next to The Father. With this proclaimation of faith, his invisible tool of professing the promises of God, became his reality the moment he spoke it, showing us that our Exodus is carried out like all the promises of God, through confessions, professions and applying by faith. This is our testimony. We adopt Him and we become the adoption and the Elect of God for His cause.
I live but not I but Christ lives in Me. The life that I live now I live by faith in the Son of God who gave Himself for me”. Why? For me to have His life now. This is the exchange. We are those who are hidden in Christ. This is our new life.
God spoke things into existence and created an alternate reality to the one He had. We speak His words and become the things that we say by repeating the promises of God given to us. For us to learn to activate them by faith. In this way they become new for us, but in Gods reality they are always in their Eternal unfading Glory of things that never wane, fade or wear out. This is our inheritance given to us at the cross. This is our crossover and vortex to the Father and our transfiguration from a human being to a spirit being.
This is the “Come My people. Enter your Chambers as if it were for a time, for the Lord comes out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth.”
If you’ve learned how to do this, this is the Bridal Chamber. Enter in before the Master of the feast rises to shut the door and you are found outside like a silly little maiden who instead of lighting their lamps, they went to the world to buy. Those were the wrong tools. When they came knocking? The Lord of the feast said “depart from me you workers of inequity. I do not know you from where you are from”. (Matthew 22)
Are you listening? Because for a short while still, The Kingdom of God is at hand. Don’t wait for another invitation or event for the time is short. Amen!