These sayings address people whose efforts amount to nothing in regard to Gods book keeping of righteousness as if to do something to please our Heavenly Father. Tho they be done with the best intentions and the hardest efforts, if they are done without the proper specs and information, the collection of expended energies and efforts have NO real pay off. All the sincerity’s and energy spent “is in vain” meaning null and void, if it s not for the right cause at the right time. Remember, in the time of Joshua. It was the synchronized and orchestrated works of the collective, at the behest of their leader, to all shout at the same time for the walls at Jericho to crumble into dust.
If you think about when you are lost and late, if you go faster because of anxiety, you are in truth making things worse. That means when you wake up, or get straitened out with your directions, you just have to go back that much more to get back on track. It would be better off to stop and re-calibrate. We should be doing this all along our journey of faith. We do this in our dialogue with our Father through the Holy Spirit and much waiting is required.
And applied to battle, or collected efforts, if everyone is working solo, and everyone is scattered in different directions without a way to synchronize their works, how much effort is lost? How much time and materials and how many disappointments?
To compare lost efforts with a building project, does it make more sense to abandon the project and start over with a new location then to tare it down, clean up and start over? How embarrassing to have that building remain as a testimony on how NOT to do it.
Well essentially that is what the 40 years of wilderness wanderings and meanderings were about. They were a secession of temporary projects as training exercises that the Israelite’s failed at, then written down to keep future generations (like us) from repeating the same kind of mistakes. If you remember that “The law was added to make sin exceedingly sinful “. For even Moses before his death was only able to look at the land of promise at a distance from Mt. Nebo. But they NEVER entered or ate of the fruit of the land. Tho the fruit be huge, the giants scared them from the harvest and their inheritance.
So The Law worked, the Israelite’s became exceedingly sinful. Their failure was meant to be evident to promote a re-direct for successive generations. And it was used as a teaching tool until the change would come. But after the replacement with the Son of God called “The New Will and Testament” was established, and it has been for it is “established on better promises”. For believers to then go back to the old ways of doing things and the old building project and work on that as if to ignore the Holy Spirit and go back to the old way of thinking? That is despicable. To reinvigorate the kingdom of the law on earth, is undeniable proof that they have cart Blanche forgotten the real meaning of the Gospel message. Woe is them. Woe was the Last Jerusalem too. Why would a modern rendition receive an applaud from God? God would have to apologize for wiping out the last Jerusalem “till not one stone is left upon another”. We know that’s not going to happen. He knew what He was doing.
For this reason The Book of The Revelation described that Jerusalem as being spiritually Sodom and Egypt because it had the same spiritual deficits as both of those cultures, much like today.
Do you know that we were warned of a time when just such a thing would happen? That the Old Testament (testimony), being the way NOT to do it, and the “New Testimony” would be so blurred together as if they are inter-changeably related? We were warned that there would be a time of counterfeits, impostors and posers “as if possible to deceive the Elect? You cannot blend Eternal things with earthen things because that violates God’s law of “kind begat according to kind”.
Even as in the time of Moses they were told by God, “ when you build something for Me, you shall NOT use human instruments on it for when you do you have defiled it. Do NOT associate Me with such”. Our God is a Holy God. This is required of us too. We have to recognize that “we are living stones built up a habitation for God in the Spirit”, (wherever two or more are gathered in My Name” said God Almighty.
Gods building project is NOT for you to do something to habitate Him here on earth. “For as the Heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts are higher than your thoughts”. And His Jerusalem is the one that comes down from Heaven according to Revelation 21.
The Gospel is for us to cross over and co-habitate with our Heavenly Father there. Even as Paul said, “ I plead with you by the mercies of God (in me) be reconciled to the Father. Because He made Him who knew no sin, to become our sin, in order for us to become His righteousness in Him” and accredited to us as a gift. There is our invitation and empowerment for our cross over.
God is a Holy God, and Holy means invisible, transparent, clear and pure without stain spot or blemish from this world as though He is of this world for He is not. We are His only vested interest, even as He said to the Jewish leaders who put Him on trial “you have correctly called Me a King, however my Kingdom and Kingship is not from here. For if it was I would send for legions of Angels to fight however My Kingdom is NOT from here”.
Let this sink in and if you don’t get this, please STOP, read John 3. and learn what lesson was given to Nicodemus. If you keep reading you are likely to be more confused or defiant and build up judgment for rejecting these truths. For those who make this distinction and separate the flesh from the spirit, these are the Elect. You see, the Elect are those who are so emphatically certain about the contrasts of covenants and the opposites of the physical verse the Heavenly, so as not to mix or inter-mingle the two. Just like the parable of the old wine skins with new wine cracks and both are ruined.
This is what Paul meant when he said “when I was a child I thought like a child I spoke like a child I played like a child. When I became an adult, I put away childhood things.” He was teaching about shelving the Old Testament in his mind as being expired as should we. The old is ONLY a training manual. That is why the wilderness wanderers were called “children” some 1100+ times because they could NOT expire those notions as having Eternal counter parts available to replace them. This is why the book of Galatians taught the difference of an Heir of the house from a servant. For the heir to receive their inheritance when they mentally make the transition. They no longer mix in with the slaves belongings with The Heirs of Promise.
So in our day in the mind of many who call on the name of Christ are alleging themselves to the atrocities done in the name of God in the Jerusalem of our day in the same way thinking that a modern day Jerusalem is necessary for the sake of Gods Kingdom on earth? We’ll that’s Blasphemy! Everything we’ve pointed out they overlook, as well as it’s Satanic inceptions and war against the largely unarmed as they perform their own Holocaust today to the current residence. If you remember, this is “the time of the Gentiles” for the promises given to Abraham to be crystal clear that he is the father of many nations” and again in Revelation of those before the Thrown room of God from every tribe nation and tongue. God does NOT despise humanity at large but the posers and foolish focused for the sake of a carnal rendition of Heavenly things on earth all built by man.
Flat out! If you are expecting on earth a kingdom for God in the fashion of the Old Testament descriptive’s using old Testament nomenclature? You are believing “The Lie if possible to deceive the Elect” because Christ’s works expired and fulfilled all of what the old foretold.
For us the Elect, our testimony is sure that when Christ at His inquisition being interrogated by the Jews who were breathing fire at the idea that that Christ would be their king. And with Christs own admission told them under trial, “you have said correctly that I am King, however My Kingdom is NOT of this age, if it were I would send legions and they would fight.
Even so today, the Christ and Son of God takes NO pleasure in the project on earth in our day called Jerusalem and those who are waiting for a man name Jesus to walk their streets in admiration of the buildings they have put up, thinking in doing so, that He would come back. Have they never read where He said “I go to the Father and you see Me again no more!” Instead of protecting the Jerusalem today, there is a big X on it meaning; unleash the wrath of God here, when the lie is complete.
For if the trumpet makes an uncertain sound, who will prepare for battle? To this we say that today they are gathering for the wrong event.
Unless God builds the house, They who labor labor in vain who build it; So in vain they build and solicit and brag and expound and deceive. However for the Elect, they are our food for our cause. Why? Because “Wherever the carcass is, there the Eagles shall be gathered”. (Matthew 24.28) Our Heavenly Father has prepared this meal for us saying (Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.)
This is what qualifies the Elect, because we know.
We know that “Those who are born again can see Gods Kingdom” because we do and it is Heavenly., And those who are born from above can enter Gods Kingdom”. It is from this view things come in crystal clear.
(22 But ye have come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, to the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, 23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, 24 And to His Christ the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaks better things than that of Abel. 25 See that ye refuse not him that speaks . For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from Him who calls us to Heaven: 26 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet one last time I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. 27 And this word, Yet once more, signifies the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. 28 Wherefore we are receiving a kingdom which CANNOT be shaken, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: 29 For our God is a consuming fire…
We have been enabled by having a clear rendition of scripture at the behest and the directive of Gods Holy Spirit to discern between good and evil, Heavenly from Earth, Eternal from the temporary and the purposeful verses verses the detours for the disingenuous. We have been able to correctly divide the word of truth and extract the relevant from the obscure and to apply their efforts to what is important to our Heavenly Father. And like the prodigious son, get back on track, to go to the right place with the right focus with the right tools for the right project.
DOING THE WORKS OF THE FATHER
The person called Jesus at a young age, having been unknowingly left behind. When his parents had realized he was not with them, they headed back to Jerusalem. It was there that they found Jesus with the leaders of that place and time and when his carnal parents asked Him what He was doing He replies “don’t you know I must be about My (Heavenly) Fathers business. Which was to restore to us the way home.
Even as the lost and wayward old Testament leaders were seen in their travels going here and there. Of “putting up and taking down” the articles that defined their faith. If you remember that the word faith is a blanket term referring to “that which is invisible” (Hebrews 11). As they were instructed that “you saw no form” Deuteronomy 4. Showing them where the building was really suppose to take place. But this they forgot and got lost in the patterns over and over as again in these Last Days.
At the inception of The New Covenant, and right before Christ put off the flesh to “return to the Father” and said “you will see Me again no more”. John 14. He gave certain warning for them to NOT get distracted. He told them “many will come in My name (and or titles like mine) saying I am he and deceive many”. They will say “look here and look there’ and in each case they would be wrong “for as the lightning flashes from the east to the west so will the coming of the son of man be???
He warned of times of prosperity and confusion, that it would be like in the days of Noah and as in the days of Lot. 2 Peter describes it like this saying
Meaning NONE of what they are hoping for and investing in is of any REAL importance.
And again from See that you do not refuse Him who speaks. For if they did not escape who refused Him who spoke on earth, much more shall we not escape if we turn away from Him who speaks from heaven, 26 whose voice then shook the earth; but now He has promised, saying, “Yet once more I [a]shake not only the earth, but also heaven.” 27 Now this, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain. 28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.
THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS AT HAND