For us who are awake, the call went out to “Come out of her My people and be ye separate, then I shall receive you, and ye shall be My sons and daughters” says the Father.
The whole Old Testament along with the gospel parables and the various epistles were all about us being “in Christ “. But you must put off the things of this age to activate the other. That’s why we say, The Kingdom of God is at hand.
From crossing the river symbolizing baptism, to be washed from your old Adamic nature, was to bring you into the promised land, or land of promises, the place in the Spirit where the promises are introduced. This is our place of growing in understanding. Then to move forward through the various obstacles and trials of our faith, to activate the promises one by one, for the purpose of bringing us into a greater maturity and reality of who we really are now as becoming the saints. We are the set apart and holy ones.
The New Will and Testament with all its instructions, tools and applications, are to expound on and simplify these very principles to make plain the realities of God that are unseen and completely unknowable with your carnal senses. It is Gods Holy Spirit who was left here for us, the other helper, comforter and teacher so that you are not left here as orphans, with the task to bring us on into perfection.
The Holy Spirit takes the pictures passed on to us from scripture, then makes them knowable for us, being “the things that have been freely given to us” in the spirit, as a result of the redemption of the cross.
Instead of the land called Israel on Earth, “All the promises of God are yes and amen in Christ”, for He is our Holy land of promise, for He is the Fathers Israel (Exodus 4.22).
Holy means the purity in the invisible spirit, the place our inheritance is fully realized and completely actualized and implimented. Our new inheritance is secured and put in play in this way only.
Paul said “when I was a child, I thought like a child and spoke like a child, but now that I am an adult I have put away childhood things” speaking of all the law and the prophets, as well as the parables and Epistles unto and through the book of The Revelation which culminates with that Heavenly city to which we are the called to participate in now saying “having been built upon the foundation of the Apostles and the Prophets with Christ the cornerstone.
The old Testament recap.
God told Moses “Israel is My first born, meaning the only Begotten from the Father, but pictured on Earth for carnal understanding, to renew your mind, to make visible the invisible things of God.
All the narratives of the earthen journey through the time of Joshua up until David going into Mt Zion and Jerusalem, these are all just visuals for mapping and directing you through your journey into the Spirit, to the fulfillment of all the promises from the Father, for those who are “in Christ”. To this you are called to the battle field if the mind. This is your Galgatha. The battle in the wilderness which took the first Israelites 40 years to fail, was accomplished by the Only Begotten of the Father in 40 days to show us how to do it.
Even as Yeshuah told the the Samaritan lady “for the time that is coming is already here for you NOT to worship the Father in Samaria or Jerusalem on Earth, but in Spirit and truth”, showing us that the fulfillment of God is always eminent, meaning within grasp and “at hand”. That’s why we preach “The Kingdom of God is at hand” so there are no valid excuses to keep you out, other than a lack of faith and persistence..
The pictures in scripture are only meant for the regenerated the spirit and thinking of the mind, being the place where our journey takes place.
That is where our conversion, our journey unto completion takes place. Even as we see with David, after collecting all the artifacts, then taking them up into Jerusalem to assemble them there. This is the objective of the faith.
It was David who after bringing all the articles of faith up into Jerusalem and putting them in their place, then he danced unabashedly publicly in the town square, naked whirling around as if to flaunt this moment as being chief and supreme and of primary importance to the gospel. Why? Because this, like the book of The Revelation, is the assembly and culmination of all of scripture. Being the collection of every tool and promise, product and provision given to us for us to acknowledge and put in play for our completion and full citezineship of what our Fathers Jerusalem is, and is not.
Adam and Eve lost their way by clothing themselves with the fig leaf. David demonstrated his victory over his Adamic nature by becoming naked again having no leaf or physical covering of any sort.
We who are in Christ have no exterior proof for you to admire, but in scripture is where this is all spelled out for our understanding. In this way we have the gift of godliness, the image of God Himself in ourselves, being the fulfillment of His will in us in the here and now. Ephesians 3.14
We can learn from the book of The Revelation, that the purpose and the culmination of all revelation old and new, is this, Heavenly Jerusalem. Our association their is NOT in the judgements and woes that lead up to acknowledging our new citezineship in the Heavenly Kingdom. The judgment is to befuddle and amuse those who go to scripture with the wrong intentions, being end times prophecies. Meaning forward speaking of things that are not yet why Christ says “behold, I stand here knocking. Let Me in and I will feed you, speaking of the Kingdom of God at hand.
The purpose of scripture is your transfiguration. Your new body. The judgements are the snares and traps to occupy and amuse those who deny the saving of the cross and the new body it provides for your new citezineship in the Kingdom of God at hand.
Think about it like this. Peter tells us of the event where the heavens and the earth, together with all human endeavors will be burned for righteousness to be without impurities. That the only thing there for you to claim and own from then on is what you’ve aquired and stored up while you were exposed to the gospel.
If you haven’t learned how to put on your new body here while you are in your old bidyt, with what body will we know you by after your old man designed for earth only, has been consumed by the fire with the earth itself? You must put on the new man now.
If you could learn like David to jump clean over the events played out on earth, you would dance and whirl like David who was just playing a game of charades. Sounds like and looks like but not really like because Heavenly Jerusalem will never be seen or understood by those looking for Gods kingdom to come with carnal observation to satisfy your disposable flesh. You need to quit pandering to that thing.
You see the transition is yours not His. What are you wanting for?
As we are instructed, henceforth, meaning from now on, know we no man according to the flesh. We once knew Christ according to the flesh, but from here on out we don’t acknowledge Him like that anymore. If anyone is in Christ, the old person has past away and all things have been made new. To understand this is a forgone conclusion.
If this were not so, why would Paul pray for the eyes of your understanding to be open? Because your carnal eyes, ears, nose and mouth will never experience what we are talking about. You must learn to put them off now and put on the new in it’s stead as Colossians 3 and elsewhere instructs us. Then these words can be true for you;
21 Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. 2 Then I, [a]John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, (from His eternal abode to your re-spirited mind of fsith) prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. 4 And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” (echoing 2 Corinthians 5.18+)
5 Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said [b]to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.”
6 And He said to me, “It[c] is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. 7 He who overcomes [d]shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son.
8 But the cowardly, [e]unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”
What Gods Jerusalem is, is not from earth. She has no epidermis, make up or compositions of things from earth. Her things are described as being “like Jasper, like Sardis, like diamond and gold, but eternally superior because she never erodes or decays but remains in Her Eternal splendor as the Bride and Mother of those born according to the spirit”.
Her design, composition and fabrication are not of this world, even as Yashua before the cross said “if My kingdom were from here (meaning earth) I could send legions of angels to fight but My Kingdom is not from here” So He has no long lasting purpose for earth other than the harvestp.
The Fathers long lasting purpose is Hevenly Jerusalem come down from Heaven, being the place of worship told to the Samaritan lady at the well. This is where we are all suppose to arrive to now through the tools provided as spelled out through scripture.
Just as David whirled about naked and exposed to spotlight that event, so do we.
This is the key of David, to be naked and exposed, seamingly unprotected. This is what Adam and Eve discarded for their fig leaves.
We bare ourselves wide open and join with Paul who said “we plead with you by the mercies of God Be Ye Reconciled to the Father. He is the full collection and package of all His things including you if you have ears to hear of your new nature.
If you understood what that means then you can understand that Heavenly Jerusalem is “The Kingdom Prepared from before the foundations of the world”
12 “And behold, I am coming quickly (immediately and consecutively), and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to their work. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the [f]Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.” This one who is the same yesterday, today and forever. (Hebrews 13.8)
14 Blessed are those who [g]do His commandments, (which are to believe in the one who was sent) that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates and into the city. 15 [h]But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and lives a lie.
16 “I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star.”
17 And 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.”
This is the timelessness and ubiquitous message throughout time till the end of creation. This is the collection and culmination of all the words of God given for us to be unmovably grounded in Spirit and Truth. She is the city of the one true God.
The Application of this scripture is this. If no one can come into Her who lives and loves a lie, that your passport and entry visa is the truth. As long as you abide in the truth, the truth abides in you and nothing unclean can come in you. This is your vaccine from God. Neither shall any desease or famine or killer or taper. She won’t allow it. This is your sanctification. This is your protective wall and fortress.
And quoting from John 3. That we being born again we can see Heavenly Jerusalem, and we being born from above can enter Her too. Then we can own the same words as Christ “13 No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man (and us) who is in heaven.“
That since we are in Christ, meaning the land of promises, and taking the journey to its destination, like David we have reached the conclusion of the gospel. We should whirl about unabashed too. We are in Jerusalem and Jerusalem is in us because Jerusalem is the Bride of Christ being of the same makeup and design of spirit and truth.
Welcome to the conclusion of the gospel.
In this way the Kingdom of God is at hand, and you are in His hand.