*A True Prophet had to have seen Christ

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We’ve discussed Christ Coming as NOT just 1st and 2nd as commonly taught because that verbage is not found even once in scripture. That is because Christ has appeared numerous times throughout the ages, and continues to do so even now. Doesn’t scripture say that “Today is the day of Salvation, Today if you can hear His voice harden not your heart”? Not Today if you can get His signature or shake His hand or make an appointment because of the billions who live now and the billions who have died, how could it also be true to them all that “Lo, I am with you always even to the ends of the age” without Him being of a ubiquitous nature?

In 2 Timothy Paul said it was God; who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our (carnal) works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began, 10 but has now been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who has (already) abolished death and (already) brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.” This is how we see Christ now. This kind of appearing is different than when “He was flesh and dwelled among us”. (John 1)

We agree fully that “God was manifest in the flesh, preached among the gentiles and recieved (ascended) up into glory”. But for those of us who see Him now, we did NOT know Christ in the flesh, we did NOT even experience Him in a human fashion because for us that old Covenant, Will and Testament is history (His-Story). However we DID receive the same bright light that Saul/Paul saw on the road to Damascus. And we have seen Him that way countless times ever since. Even as He wrote to those in Galatia that “the gospel I preach to you did not come by a man nor was I taught it by a man, but by revelation of Christ” showing us the change in composition to the Son of God associated with His ascension. This is how Paul knew Christ.This is what qualifies us too as “having seen the Lord”, if we experienced Him like Paul.

And to reiterate that Paul did not know or see  Christ in a carnal way like the rest of the 12, and he hadn’t seen Christ prior to his Damascus road experience, he only heard accounts of Christ because Paul was in Rome.

So Paul did NOT meet the man who went to the cross by a first hand encounter with Him as a human or at that Grand event. And as Paul “having seen the Lord” and not having seen the man, is because the human appearance does not matter, that’s not what qualifies one as having seen Christ. For Christ had said “I will never leave you or forsake you”. So seeing Him now is another recognition or realization and a new revelation of Him. And hopefully we get this affirmation from you that, you can see Him as well in this new light because He is light. He is “the light that has cometh into the world”. He is the one who came forth first in Creation when God said “let their be light”. This was the Sons first sacrifice of Himself before “He became flesh and dwelled among us”, because He didn’t have to leave the Father for their sake but ours. This is how we see Him because “it is with the heart that one must see and hear to understand the things of God”.

That is the reason there are no descriptions of what Christ looked like in the flesh because “we once (for a short time) knew Christ in the flesh, but henceforth know we Him that way no more!” (1 Corinthians 5) Meaning, do NOT expect Him in the flesh because that is going backwards down the steps of revelation back to His first carnal appearance.

If you can remember, we are the ones to transition (our transfiguration) like Him, not the other way around. He already did that as a way to follow Him back to where He came and He “cut His work short (here) in righteousness” because that’s the way He does things. And a carnal appearance does not matter because Christ was with the Father before “He became flesh and dwelled among us, so flesh is not His natural composition”. We also know Christ went back to the Father and told us to “follow Me that where I am ye may be also”. So His height, hair color, skin color and such was not recorded because any such carnal observations and expectations are irrelevant for us. And when that is important to someone, that becomes idolitrous as misplaced affections and circumvented faith for another other than Him who is invisible and who is “where two or more are gathered together in His name”.

Besides, God is the Creator over all of humanity and gives no preference to such carnal distinctions. As Paul said in Galatia “26 For you are all born of God through faith (and not in a physical way) in Christ Jesus. 27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

Now is that something you observed with your human eyes like looking into a mirror? And confirmed that “we all with unvieled faces as beholding in a mirror the Glory of the Lord, are being transfigured into His self same image from the Glory to the Glory as by the spirit”. With zero carnal involvement or composition. Do Paul continues by saying: where

28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all (equal without those distinctions and) one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if you are in Christ, then you are (proverbially) Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”

This is what matters, that you know the Son of God in His original construct that He was before He became human like us. Which is a persona defined by some as “the bright light” like Paul. 

So then knowing that for the disciples to graduate to apostles, they had to have seen Christ after the resurrection of what He was before He became flesh and dwelled among us, as Hebrews 13.8 confirms “Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today and throughout eternity” of never changing. So that even when He put on the flesh, His light still shone where He directed it.

And the truth be told, even the other eleven apostles had to see Christ as preceding and superceding the flesh, as him who is eternally the same through consecutive personal visitations of Christ after His death and resurrection in the same light as Paul saw. Only then could the disciples be called Apostles. And they ALL did as seen here from 1 Corinthians

15.1  Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and then He was buried, and then He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, and then (after that) He was seen by [a]Cephas, then by (the rest of) the twelve. After that He was also seen by over five hundred brethren at once (Mathew 27.52), of whom the greater part remain to the present, but some have [b]fallen asleep. After that He was seen by James, then by all the would be apostles.(as THE qualifier) Then last of all He was seen by me (Paul) also, as by one (of the 12) born in due time.” And that word “due” comes from the Greek word “idios” and more appropriately translated “self” or “own” and not so much “due“. So this passage clearly teaches each in their own time showing us the individualized and progressive purpose of the gospel. And if you think about it. It has to be like that, because everyone is born in their own time throughout time . For even as carnal births happens in their own (idiosyncratic) time and individually in their own time, because that’s what birthdays signify. They are all personal.

So, in the same way. If you have seen Christ, not in the flesh but by way of revelation or a bright light, same type of thing, then you have seen what the disciples saw of Christ after His resurrection. Paul also said that “the gospel I preach did not come by man, nor was I taught by man, but by revelation of Jesus Christ” to curtail your expectations of a reappearance of Christ in the flesh. He expired that notion withe the old Covenant.  Even as Christ told the disciples in John “from now on (meaning from this point forward) you have known Me and you have seen Me!” Meaning before that, whatever they saw was an incomplete portait.

So if you have recieved the testimonies left about Him as the one who is “the same yesterday, today and forever” and the one “who stands at the door and knocks” (Rev 3) then you too may qualify for many things, among such are being an Apostle.

Like all such giftings, they come by way of a new understanding by way of revelations in order as you are able to receive them, until you reach the full measure and stature of Christ. (Ephesians 4.13)

Now looking back at those who knew Christ before His formal resurrection and subsequent ascension, it made it difficult for those who knew Jesus as a man in human form, to see Him in His Natural element of Spirit and Truth, because flesh is what they believe Him to be then, and now they want Him to come back that way again even again like today. But that’s part of “the delusion with all lying signs and wonders if possible to decieve the elect” because “flesh and blood does NOT inherit the Kingdom”, another physical appearance is of zero value (1 Cor 15). We are not buying into that. What does He need to come back and do that He hasn’t done and doesn’t do today by His Word and Spirit as spelled out in scripture and broken down into consumable sound bites as you see here today, “today if you will hear His voice”.

Think of it from this perspective, it is humanly impossible for a flesh abiding person to talk to every human ever born throughout their lives all at the same time. For that reason Christ performs this task in His original composition of being “The Word of God” before the man He “was and is and is to come”! That way the gospel can be preached “throughout the ages unto the ends of the world” as scripture commands.

“The Kingdom of God is at hand”. This message only expires with the conclusion of this age. And a good way to understand when the conclusion of this age is, is when “The Kingdom of God at hand” no longer bears fruit of gaining new residents. That the true gospel as we espouse from scripture no longer makes sense.

Warning! Anyone adhering to another coming of Christ to “save the world” especially if you claim to be a Christian, you are in insubordination and probable judgment like the Jews of old because God would have to apologize to them for letting you do what they did in expecting a man King on earth because Christ had told them “you have correctly said I am King for as such I was born. For that they were removed. Remember them chiding Christ about being King and He replied “you have correctly said that I am King however My Kingdom is not from here” meaning of Earth’s weak composition and inferior design. However even at that point The Kingdom of God was at hand, meaning within reach as the alternative for them too.

It is in truth, by the truth and for the truth, that anyone who questions reality and seeks the Truth, not just a truth, who do NOT adhere to a modern view of another coming Jesus, is closer to “The Kingdom of God at hand” than those who claim to know Christ and expect the Kingdom to appear in a way to appease their carnal senses. Because in them the words are true that “they are neither entering the Kingdom, nor are they allowing  those who are trying to do so” because they admittedly are looking for something that is right here, right now–and they don’t even know it. And further more and more importantly, anyone claiming to be or allowing others to call them prophets or prophetesses who hold not this testimony of seeing Christ as we espouse, are false prophets and do not know the truth because seeing Christ as He is, is a prerequisite to be an Apostle and represent God and His ubiquitum called The Kingdom of God at hand.

In the end of The Revelation where John had seen an angel supposing him to be Christ. This should not be too surprising for even Paul said this to those in Galatians, that “my flesh you did not despise or reject, but you received me as an [e]angel of God, even as Christ Jesus.” This is Christ appearing through His many members of His body, dispersing and dispensing Him with the tools He had given us. This is the Gospel of Gods Kingdom. As Christ told the disciples “from now on you have known Me and you have seen Me” and those “who have seen me have seen The Father”. (John 14-16) Are you getting this?

Yes, even still, The Kingdom of God is at hand, and within reach in this way. Amen!

*A Glorified Saint seen before the End of the Age?

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A Glorified Saint seen before the End of the Age. Is that possible? It is commonly thought that the glory given to Christ to give to the elect comes at the end of this age.

We have been going through a series of articles describing that our purpose on earth is to climb up and clamor out of the obstacles of our age, to lay hold of why Christ laid hold of us of things eternal. For us to be able to participate in His Glory more and more now as we do this. Does not scripture say “We are beholding as in a mirror the Glory of the Lord, and are being transfigured into His self same image from the Glory to the Glory as by the Spirit”? (2 Corinthians 3.18)  Shouldn’t we then know what the Glory is and how to enjoy it if not at least in part? That is if we are really (beholding) looking at Gods Glory and obtaining any of it.

If you remember Paul prayed for us in Ephesians 1. 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, (because that’s the only way the Glory is transfered from God to us.) and 18 the eyes of your [f]understanding being enlightened; (meaning to see the invisible) that you may know what is the hope of His calling, (His Glory to be shared with us to know and experience in) what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to (meaning just like) the working of His mighty power 20 which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all principality[g] and [h]power and [i]might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.” 

Once again we demonstrate here from 2 Peter 2 that “God has given us everything that pertains to life and Godliness (including His Glory) through the knowledge of Him who has called us to (share in His) Glory by virtue”. By virtue that you can learn to hear and understand that this is the goal of your pilgrimage here on earth as becoming the elect and the purpose of  the gospel. It is for the Glory, and not for us to focus on a second coming or an end time scenario as tho we are held bereft to the things of God till then, except by ignorance.

And ignorance doesn’t mean being stupid, but it does mean to NOT be aware or take seriously the gift God gave us as being this significant, that is repugnant. Hopefully here you can advance now with the Heavens wide open to take the spot here with your new name on it. Do not insult the spirit of grace by whom you’ve been sealed.

Now if we were to show you someone in scripture who was once a simple human, turned prophet, testifier and judge and then was actually mistaken as Yashua/Jesus Himself, would you believe that this type of person exists? And that this one could fool even one of the most regarded among the apostles into thinking that this one was Christ Himself, would you believe it? Not that this one was intentionally trying to fool John. He was just doing what comes naturally as being “a new creation in Christ” before this age expires. He looked into the mirror of scripture and put on to own what he saw. What are the chances of that?

I mean, John was seen seated with the ten others at the last supper. Judas now being gone, so 12 minus 1, minus John, equals ten. And the account says that John’s head rested in the bosom of Christ, he was that close. You can tell by John’s gospel, his three epistles and the book of “The Revelation of Christ” that John the Apostle knew Christ as well or better than anyone else.

So if John who knew Christ like that, and mistook another in Glory like Christ, and this one was so much so like Christ that he spoke in the first person indicative as Christ without insulting Christ Himself. How else would you describe someone who has displayed equal authority over the affairs on earth as “The Only Begotten Son of God”? Is this one a crook? A dreamer? Some kind of mistake? An imposter? No! This one was an accomplished specimen of the gospel before the “end times” as many look to for their completion. Can you believe this?

Doesn’t scripture say that in Christ dwelled the fullness of the Godhead body, and “you are complete in Him over all powers and principalities”? And “of His fullness we have received”? And that “God has given us every spiritual blessing in Heavenly places”, minus none, not even the Glory. And even from John 17 where Christ prayed to the Father on our behalf saying “Father, I want those whom you have given Me to be with Me where I am that they may behold My Glory”, “and Father, the Glory you have given Me I have given to them also that they may be one with us. Them in Me,I in you, and You in Me that the world may believe”? (For the exact account go to John 17). I think we have made this quite clear.

Having shown you here the allocation of our union to the Father and the Son, and Them giving us Their Glory and Their love, showing us that these are not with held for a future event.

And if you think that it’s strange that, that same glorified saint was employed as opening the last seven seal in “The Book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ” ends with this account

Then he said to me, “These words are faithful and true.” And the Lord God of the [b]holy prophets sent His angel to show His servants (John and Us) the things which must shortly take place.

“Behold, I am coming quickly! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.”

Now I, John, [c]saw and heard these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel who showed me these things.

Then he said to me, “See that you do not do that. [d]For I am your fellow servant, and OF YOUR BRETHREN they prophets, and of THOSE WHO KEEP THE WORDS OF THIS BOOK. Worship God.” 

10 And he said to me, “Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is at hand.

(But when it is not and the doors are closed?) 11   then let those who are unjust, let them be unjust still; those who are filthy, let them be filthy still; those who are righteous, let them [e]be righteous still; those who are holy, let them be holy still.”. What category do you suppose you are in?

We’ll end our discourse with Pauls words  from 2 Timothy 2. 10 Therefore I endure all things for the sake of the [a]elect, that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.

The Kingdom of God with Eternal Glory is at hand, in this way. If you can receive it if even just in part or momentarily, and it is right here right now. Amen!

 

*Our Progression with Christ, Our Journey to Our Father

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The progression of Christ. Our Journey to our Father.

We learned early on about the birth of the Savior, Emmanuel and God in the flesh because that is what Emmanuel means, God is with us. That God took on human form and became one of us. Even as John said about the Word of God. Yes Word is another conseption of who God is and how we can know Him. For this reason scripture says “and the Word became flesh and dwelled among us” like us and for us. However that was to be short-lived.

For this reason the gospel is progressive in nature, and beacons us onward and upward to a greater and larger understanding of who and what God really is, and in cooperating with the Holy Spirit, when we discover God, we recover ourselves as well. A baby in manger is a baby step into the Kingdom. That is only the introduction but there is a whole lot more.

We then learn of Christ as the inquisitive boy, who was not the Christ yet because Christ is a title for the work He had to do. He stayed behind at the temple questioning the religious  authorities. When his parents realized he wasn’t with them on their journey, they came back and Jesus reasoning with his (Earthen) parents, they asked him what He was doing and He replied “I must be about My Father’s business. He knew He had another Father other than the carpenter.

We later see the Son of God in His 40 day stint in the wilderness doing what the Israelites couldn’t do in 40 years. It was there that He was offered by Satan all the kingdoms of the world and to Satan’s demise Christ left there with all of them anyway because He is the King of kings and the Lord of lords. He was born King but was incognito, He didn’t want to blow His cover.

From that day forward He went into the temple and proclaimed that “the Acceptable year of our Lord is fulfilled in your hearing” and “The Kingdom of God is at hand” of something that confused many because they thought their Jerusalem was God’s Kingdom. But nevertheless He proved Himself by healing the sick and raising the dead, to fulfill old testament expectations of the savior. He did this to expire all the old prophecies, to fulfill and shelve the whole Old Covenant (of death through sacrifices) because of a “New and Living way” to the Father. Which is the true object of our faith and the purpose of the gospel. To be once again joined to the Father, that’s it. But He is everything.

The rituals of killing animals was removed as unnecessary. Even as God spoke through the mouth of Isaiah saying

“To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices to Me?”
Says the Lord.
“I have had enough of burnt offerings of rams
And the fat of fed cattle.
I do not delight in the blood of bulls,
Or of lambs or goats.

12 “When you come to appear before Me,
Who has required this from your hand,
To trample My courts?
13 Bring no more futile[f] sacrifices; This is the Father’s heart of that whole era.

However we can learn of the true sacrifice of faith in the heart when father Abraham (who pictured our Father in Heaven). Abraham delivered up his son Isaac as a sacrifice and Abraham said to Isaac “do not worry my son for God will provide us a sacrifice”.  And he did, He provided the Lamb that was stuck in the thicket, which was a picture of the law.

That is why Jesus came as “the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world”. To work His way through that thicket as something no one else could ever do and reverse the curse that separated us from the Father. To do away with the old that made us good and dead and impliment the new that brings us life.

Meaning to shelve the Old Covenant, Will and Testament, to Establish the New Covenant which when implimented, makes available to us our inheritance because the blood spilled for this Will and Testament was the hurt aimed at us that He took unto Himself. This provided to us our inheritance as the kin next in line.

“To as many as received Him (in this way) to them He gave power to become His children, even to those who (simply) believe in His name”. And we did not say “believed in His name” meaning past tense, because we are beaconed to continue to believe in His name to each consecutive generation. (1 John 5) And we do this because the gospel was for that time and this time, and is progressive for all time, for each one in their own order of becoming saints.

If the gospel wasn’t progressive you would be immediately removed from this life but you have some learning and growing to do. And because scripture and the gospel is progressive you see The Son of God becoming a baby then growing up, and because scripture says “when we see Him as He is, we become like Him” we don’t want to be stuck worshipping a baby Jesus. Don’t stop there. Now, having come this far and understanding the progression of the gospel is a journey. That we are sojourners and pilgrims parabolically shown in the old testament, with the destination we call The Father.

We see Christ the man become the sacrifice Lamb “who takes away the sin of the world”. This is the one time the scripture that says “when we see Him as He is we will become like Him”. You don’t want to do that here because it was at the cross that He was NOT Himself. He took that on for our cause. He became the old you, He became the old me, He became all the sin and all the stench for all of mankind so that they would have a way out if they so choose.

Even in the old Covenant, the sacrifice was burned “outside the camp” as being infectious stinky and dispicable. We are not to stay focused on that. Even as Paul told the Romans that “God made Him who knew NO sin to become our sin, in order for us to become the righteousness of God that was in Him”. Having diffused the sin that leads to death He gives us life now, and not later. Otherwise you would not have professed (spoken into existence) that you are raised in newness of life as scripture commands. Unless maybe your leaders did not explain this to you correctly. You have your new being, and the gospel helps you learn how to use it. However because of this “those who have the Son have (eternal) life, and those who have not the Son have not life but the wrath of God abides on them.

What The Son of God did at the cross was to take every crime humanity would ever do onto Himself and became the pole, the tree and the cross where the lightning bolt of Judgment would land, with such precision and accuracy so as to neutralize any judgment, at least to as many as received Him. But what is hard to do is to relieve everyone from their self imposed separation from God of having a guilty conscience. Stop with your confessions at the cross! A sin focused conscience does not understand the cross.

God did not leave us in our sin. He did not leave us weeping at the cross begging for more forgiveness and crying and waiting for Him to come back to take you to a better place or a new level, rapture or whatever your eschatology may be, they are all wrong, because Today is the day of salvation and any salvation that is partial is a bandaid at best and leaves you struggling with sinning in your mind which is simply defined as unbelief. Unbelief puts you outside of Christ fending for yourselves.

For even the Israelites in Egypt and at the Exodus, meaning departure. After they applied the sacrificial blood to their door posts, they were suppose to eat the sacrifice in haste and get the heck outa there. Why? Like the cross, that belonged solely to Christ. As scripture confirms that our inequity was laid upon Him. He was striken for us all, and by His stripes we are healed. (Having already been given the healing in this lifetime).

For this reason we profess at baptism to be buried in the likeness if His death to be  meaning, resurrected in a new life because He became our sin for us to become His righteousness in Him. To be in Him in this way qualifies us to he “in Christ” “for even the angels in heaven behold the face of the Father in these little ones.

Now being passed the death and the resurrection is behind us having been provided to us through the cross.  We can now join Mary at the tomb, the stone rolled away, where no body lay. She then turns to one supposing him to be a gardener and asked him “where did you put my Lord. He exclaimed, Mary! And immediately she recognized it was her Lord and as if to try and hug Him He said “see that you do not do that because I have not yet ascended. But go tell thy brethren that I am ascended to My God and your God, to My Father and your Father”. You see He did not want Mary to cling or hold onto the wrong concept of who the Son of God is.

Every step that Christ took so far was to pull them out of themselves. Out of there death, out of sleep and indifference, ignorance and misunderstandings to arrive at the conclusion of the Gospel of being reconciled to The Father. Remember, when “we see Him we will become like Him because we shall see Him as He is” and he is no longer a baby, he is no longer a boy, he is no longer a just a prophet, He is no longer on the cross, He is no longer in the flesh and He is no longer in the tomb. DO NOT CLING TO THESE! “For I have ascended to My Father and your Father”. In a proverbial way Christ took your hand and put it into the hand of your Father too.

Side note: For this reason Paul in Timothy warned of those who say the resurrection is past, because it did happen with Christ and it did happen to many others, but that doesn’t mean you can’t expire the resurrection in yourself in your lifetime. In this way it is not past for some but for others it is. They ascend.

That is a point we are trying to make. That the gospel is progressive in purpose to “each one in their own order. Christ the first fruits then afterwards those who are Christ’s at His consecutive comings. (1 Corinthians 15)

That’s the glorious thing about scripture is that it meets everyone exactly where they are according to their need and abilities. That in actuality nothing is expired for you untill you receive it. That you move on in your own “transfiguration into His self same image from the Glory to the Glory by means of the Spirit”. 2 Corinthians 3.18 +

You can learn to expire in your mind those incidents as bygone conclusions, and reach for a greater understanding.

You can then realize if you understand this teaching, you will be able to see the book of Romans as an explanation of the expiration and the purpose of the whole old Covenant. That it is emphatically expired and shelved for historical reference only,  then to reach out NOT for the “Anastasia” the Greek word for resurrection but the “ex-anistadsia. Meaning out-of the resurrection”. Or a better term is the ascention. This  concept from the Greek taken from Philippians chapter 3.

So there is a difference from being resurrected and being raised up together in Heavenly places, which is the ascention and NOT the resurrection. You go from being dead to the things of God, to being alive, awake and spiritually alert, to then to go on to arise (which is your ascension) to take possession of the gift given. This is the Prodigal coming to their senses. The Father sees them a long way off, goes to meet them and says “this one of Mine was lost but now coming to their senses they are found. Therefore prepare a feast and cloth them with the finest attire and we will celebrate. For even the angels in Heaven resound in praise and jubilation at the arrival of anyone of God’s children to reach these truths and conclusions and closeness to the Father. Not conclusions, but THE conclusion because The Father is the end of the gospel. For the Kingdom is preached and the violent (or aggressive) take it by force).

Even as James said “recieving the end of your faith, the salvation of your souls”. Your invisible parts stitched together with His to be indistinguishable one from the other. As Christ said follow Me that where I am ye may be also.

 

…Paul’s letter to the Romans was Paul expiring the resurrection, which is the first big leap. But even the first, or basic tenant of our faith is baptism which is nothing more then the conclusion of the old because both the baptism and the old Covenant take you to the same crossover point. The resurrection is different from the ascention, and our main point with Christ after His resurrection He said “do not cling to Me yet” do not stop and camp here for “I am ascending”.

…The Son of God having us follow us this far. Through the sin and death of the cross, to the burial and the resurrection they were not in limbo. “Tell them I have ascended? To My Father?. You have the resurrection, do you want the ascention? Because many don’t. They sit and wait like it’s like an intermission at a movie for the second half and they call it a second coming. But Christ said “do not cling to Me now” meaning you can do better. I am ascending to the Father. Didn’t He say in John to ” follow Me that where I am you may be also”? Are you now ready for the ascention? This is the reason we were left the comforter and helper who “will take what is mine and manifest it to you”.

…From now on you have known Me and you have seen Me! And “Those who have seen Me have seen the Father”. And our Father is God. “Let us make man in our image and likeness”? Our God and Father

The object of the faith was always the Father. Even as Paul said of our Father God. “Our Father who art in Heaven”?

“No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.” And if you remember it was John the disciple (He had not earned his apostleship yet) he was seen with his head in the bosom of Christ because Christ is the bosom of God our Father. The Son declared God because they had a heart to heart connection, as do we.

18 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, 19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the (residents of the) world to Himself, not [d]imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.” Reconciliation means linked back together, to become one. And in case it is heart to heart and not like a place or a building because they said “I will never leave you or forsake you” we don’t have to go somewhere to get this, and we don’t have to wait as though it is in the making. “Be ye reconciled”.

20 Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf (in His stead), be reconciled to God. 21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, for us become the righteousness of God (that resides) in Him.” For us to be on Him and with Him in the here and now, without faltering.

And as John finished his epistle with the Father, so too he started out with these words, “the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare to you that eternal life which was with the Father and was manifested to us— that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ. And these things we write to you that [a]your joy may be full.

All things the Father has are ours. This is The Kingdom. Amen!