THE TRAITS OF THE ELECT
Scripture says that “The first shall be last and the last shall be first” and we are right on time.
It was the first who are last because they had the pure form of the truth of the embodiment of all truth “in Christ” with the expiration of the obstacles (Old Testament relics) to be able to make an easy assessment and a clear distinction without too many distractions.
But It is those who are “more blessed” who have NOT seen yet believe”? This is us who are last who have NOT seen Christ in former fashion of the flesh, or the destruction of that Israel, nor did we see Moses, or hike through the wilderness following the miracles, nor heard the Prophets. Had they have worked, Christ would NOT of had to come to expire them.
“More blessed are we” because we have NOT seen as they did, yet we believe the things that are written. Like “The Kingdom Of God is At Hand” as being central to the gospel and utmost importance of something we are able to press in and attain to now! But NOT with our physical features. Oh no for “Flesh and blood does NOT inherit The Kingdom of God”! But the re-spirited mind of faith does, and it does it NOW. That is why ” the Kingdom is preached and the violent take it by force”. This means we don’t take NO for an answer.
The whole Old Testament only anticipated what was given complete to us “In Christ”, For us who are “in Him” in the here and now, to grow into His likeness. For us to assimilate to postulate, then emulate and apply during our sojourning here on Earth which is our practice field.
This is what it means to be born again. We got our do-over and we are doing it.
All the pictures, patterns and parables are expired in us as the gospel has reached its conclusion. And that is? A re-imaging in us into that of His Son. This is what it means to be Christ-like. A gift that was given in the beginning with Adam, then lost to be restored “in Christ” who is Adams replacement. Christ is our prototype that we pattern ourselves after as participating in “such a great salvation that was first spoken by the prophets and confirmed by those of us who’ve heard it”. This is where the gospel picks up at and why it is to “that which is from the beginning”, as something different from the end times and the law age interlude that was unsuccessful, because how many were righteous? “None, no not one” (Romans 3.10). That “the Law (culture) was added to make sin exceedingly sinful” and “added till faith comes”. Yes Christ was their undoing and replacement.
Paul told the Romans “Therefore, be renewed in the spirit of your mind”. This is where it ALL takes place and not on some silly plot of land. “That you may know (and prove experientially) what Gods good, acceptable and perfect will is” (which is His perfection borne into us.) (Ephesians 4.13).
The Elects Extensive Training.
It is The Elect at the end of the age who have had to sift through the debris that has been foisted on us over the ages. Like an attic of old books and writings moth eaten and eschewed, to then be remodeled and renewed into its original intent of making offspring and images suitably like the Father.
We have had to question EVERY THING including holy days, religions, mass, sabbath days and even scripture as it is rendered and presented to us today in it’s many various versions, and find them ALL lacking.
We’ve had to challenged the 66 books put in place way after the facts, and found many missing. We have examined sentence structure and found that wanting too.
We have challenged the changing of the names of God and come clean in the eyes of The Father. Because “God is light and in Him is no darkness at all”. Meaning, in His presence the obscurities melt away. “And we are in Him this is true” in His Son the Righteous One. Having sifted through the renderings at the behest and the directive of Gods Holy Spirit, we simplify the obscure for “God is not the author of confusion”. And climbing through the rubble of the ages, re-organizing and re-stacking as we go, removing the carefully placed redirects inserted by the ignorant, the misinformed and the flat out enemies of God and the unlearned, who did the best they could with what they had. NOT to give them credence or glory, but these obscurities we’re designed by God the Father for us “on whom the ends of the age has come”.
It is for us to Obtain the Glory which God has intricately woven throughout scripture, and left there for our discovery and retrieval (2 Corinthians 3.18). For us to “put on the loins of our mind”, with the Glory and the fullness of Christ which is found there. Like mining for gold, we’ve found the mother lode by digging in deep.
For us to rise up to the challenge of the ripening of the age, of “the wheat and the tares maturing together” of which we are right on time. And for us to be seen as the fulfillment of that scripture and the purpose of this age of God bringing forth His offspring similar in all ways like His Only Begotten. NOT as He was as a pauper. Oh no, that was our role He took from us, but as “joint heir’s seated in Heavenly places in Christ’. The One who temporarily “became flesh and dwelt among us”, then put it back off. For us to in turn put off our sin of the flesh and put on word and Spirit. To become what He was before and after He put on the flesh and dwelt among us. Because “in the beginning was the word, the word was with God and the word was God, He was in the beginning with God. We become the purified word of the things He has said and are unmistakably His look alikes and representations in a dying world.
Be not mistaken! When God put creation in motion He had already designed and installed portholes and opportunities for His offspring the Elect to come into fruition and He placed port holes into His Kingdom. For us to be His Sons look a likes, to make this irrefutable claim. Our Father had us do so with the greatest challenges of all time, that Gods word, purpose and completion has endured till the ends of the world IN SPITE of all the clutter from the ages.
And for this purpose “the days will be cut short for the Elects sake”. NOT to save us as though we are weary or need help. No, but because of His Grand Finally is so perfect and complete, against the greatest of obstacles. To God the Father be irrefutable, indisputable Glory! And He’s shared it with us. He is not wiping His forehead and saying ‘Wew! because we barely got out. That is Blasphemy!! Everything has gone as planned and the Grand Finale is more than epic as the final numbers come in.
The Father and the Son have both been seated waiting for their enemies to become their footstool”. And because Satan sin and death lay powerless for us as spectacles at the base of the cross, we can clearly see that the only enemies left for us now are peoples doubts, fears and unbelief. Why? Because Christ entered the Fathers Rest to sit and watch with Him a long time ago (Hebrews 1.1-3). And the Elect also join them there “each one in their own order” as we clamour up the proverbial “Jacobs ladder”.
So some of us get that and Rest with them there even NOW! “For there remains a Rest (retirement) to the people of God? For those who have entered His rest have ceased from their works as God did from His”. But some still ask “Has God really said?”
Finding His word irrefutable, we sat down from our wrangling over what’s next because that doesn’t matter ANY MORE! for those of us who are “in Christ”. We are fast forwarded past the end of time, to “that which is from the beginning” at the place where all time meets and “enter His Rest. We’ve become spectators with the Godhead Body, being joined to that One body whom Christ is the head of. That we are living stones having been built (past tense,) upon the (fully laid) foundation of the Prophets and Apostles with Christ the Chief Cornerstone”. This is “The Kingdom At Hand.” Welcome home if you get this.
As a result of this, we are His authorized versions for others conversions that culminate with all that has been before us, because we have sifted through everything. Then collecting and re-assembling His little morsels laid out cryptically in scripture for our retrieval, to own and to use to become more and more like Him, as “we reached out to lay ahold of why Christ laid hold of us”. In this way “be ye reconciled to the Father” not just in concept but in Truth. With these He is pleased.
Like Satan jump started Adam for his un-godlike quest because of the inversion in thinking at what is called “the fall”. We have been re-inverted and reinserted into our upright position for the rediscovery of what ‘hath God really said?” We got the answers. And having covered the gamete of supposed truths presented to us, be it scripture, Holiday’s, religious authorities, historical presentations, health, wealth, the sciences and other religions. We are cemented in and glued to being unmovable and unshakably clinging to every truth that fits neatly joined together like the assembledge of a coat of many colors that exemplifies Royalty Not so much to the onlooker, but to the angels and the Heavenly Father. As scripture says “for even the Angels in Heaven behold the face of the (Heavenly) Father in these little ones”. But we are not so little now.
It is us who have sifted through presentation’s, of the fake and false history (His Story), all of the pseudo sciences, the wealth and health policies and all the religions, all of them. And by the prompting and the behest of Gods Holy Spirit, the Helper, our teacher, the comforter and other parent so that “we were not left orphans” to fend for ourselves. But fortunately for us we had our mentoring moment by moment telling us to do this and do that, turn this page and look at that, turn here and go there, and we did.
It is with this tutelage that We collectively brought all these things up here in this place of sanctification and had them tested by the fire of the Eternal flame and learned to trust and to hold on to ONLY the things that are up here “in Heavenly places in Christ” that all the carnal copies of these things on earth only pointed to as teaching instruments. And casting off all the illusions, partial truths and flat out lies by popular science, news agencies from every perspective and “spiritual wickedness in high (religious and government) places” and found them wanting. Those are ALL meant by the god of this age to create false narratives to distract, detain, to hold back and thwart people from reaching their God given purpose of participating in “The Kingdom of God at hand”. “While we look NOT on the things of this age, for the things of this age are carnal (temporary) but the things in Heaven are Eternal”.
Meaning for us to reach our destination before our carnal term here in creation expires. To “reach out for the prize of why Christ laid hold of us” as our duty. (1 Corinthians 9.24-25) For you to be fully alive, alert and awake, NOT to the scary images presented by the end time scenario seekers or a second coming message, showing you the assorted dangers and threats to scare you into signing up and prescribing to their various wares and views, to keep you buying this and that to keep you healthy, wealthy and safe. As if thst save you? Or for you just to be mesmerized by the enter-tain-ment. The choice is yours. “Choose you this day who you will serve”.
They can do nothing but offer you a false sense of security. False because they are the counterfeits that have a physical element that you prefer over Gods word. In other words you would rather sign the dotted line or accept terms and conditions instead of giving Glory due to God by believing His promises and instead and say “yes Father” believing by faith “for all the promises of God are yes and amen in Christ”. Our contract is signed with His blood to institute “The New Will and Testament founded upon better promises” than the old.
This is the will of the Father, our inheritance bestowed upon us from the cross of “The Lamb slain from the foundation of the World” and activated one promise after another as you are able to receive them by faith, each in their proper order, until you are found “complete in Him who is head over all principalities and powers”. (Complete means there is nothing more to add.)
Test all things and hold fast to what is good.
It is us who because we’ve had to test everything, and we mean everything, that us seemingly flying solo into the humanly unknown. We have learned to navigate the carnally invisible to arrive at our destination that Scripture has bestowed upon us and given us the affirmation that IT IS TRUE! We have been ALREADY given everything that pertains to life and Godliness. (2 Peter 1.3) And we have ALREADY received every spiritual blessing in heavenly places in Christ. (Ephesians 1.3)
That our carnal experience becomes more like a dream or a story in comparison, where as when we first started to believe, it was the things of faith that we could not physically grasp that seemed surreal. But now the End Times presentations, and they are many, they seem fairy tale-ish, because they are. They are tales of fallen fairy’s meant to distract you and detain you. To have you wait for the coming of another savior and another Jesus in another Jerusalem in another Israel, as though the saving by the sacrifice at the cross was insufficient and incomplete. Blasphemy!
We have even scoured the “Holy Bible” and found it not to be so holy (there is still enough there to hold guilty an onlooker). But that did not detour us because you cannot kill eternal things. And truth is eternal, being an attribute of and from the creator God, passed on to us through the Gospel.
All these things are designed to be obscure for our discovery and for our glory. To attain to the Glory given as our prize and objective.
And from Romans 3, that ALL have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God”. This condemnation is from His Tribunal to every human. You could not be charged for something you were not capable of acquiring (meaning glory) so you should probably take these claims serious. For the time is coming when the salvation program for mankind will be over. Then the edict will be true that “(Those who are unjust, let them be unjust still; those who are filthy, let them be filthy still; those who are righteous, let them be righteous still; those who are holy, let them be holy still.)
The door will be closed, time as you know it, will be no more and what you’ve attained to in Christ? Well, you get to keep that. And of the things you occupied yourself in that was NOT for your transfiguration to glory ? That will likely amount to nothing but the amusement you enjoyed while you reveled (gloried) in such. Oh the shame of missed and lost opportunities. Could’ve, should’ve, would’ve, if you only knew better? And now you do. For the doors to the Kingdom will be locked and “Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name? And then He will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’
Another big lesson here is that if they had been inside on the other side of that door standing face to face, they would NOT of had that conversation. But they were found without because they deemed other things more important. Like self preservation of hunkering down and latching on tightly to the things they had on their side of the door.
So you may ask the question is, how do you know when the Gospel is completed in you as becoming an Elect. When the things of this age have NO power over you in regard to pain, suffering and persecution. Not because of us individually. We have no confidence in the flesh but lay all of our dependencies squarely on the promises from God as being more persuasive then a cashe of weapons.
So we say like Paul in Romans 8
There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are “in Christ”, who walk not after the (fascinations of) flesh, but after the (unctions of the) Spirit.
2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath (already) made me free from the law of sin and death (with all its fears and threats).
3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the (temporary) likeness of sinful flesh, and (on our behalf) for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
4 For the righteousness of the law to be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the (mandates of the) flesh, but after the Spirit.
5 For they that are of the flesh, (set their mind on) the things of (the earth for) the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit (set their mind on) the things (above) of the Spirit.
6 For to be carnally minded (for a scriptural fulfillment of Gods things on earth) is death; but to be spiritually minded (focused on The Kingdom of God at hand) is life and peace.
7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
8 So then they that are in the flesh (stuck on end time scenarios and such, these) cannot please God.
9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, IF so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if anyone have not the Spirit of Christ (as self evidenced by seeing what we are describing), they are not His.
10 And if Christ be in you, your body is (already re conned) dead because of sin; but the Spirit is alive because of (Christ’s) righteousness.
11 And since the Spirit of Him that raised up Christ from the dead dwell in you, He who raised up Christ from the dead, also quickened your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwells in you (too).
12 Therefore believers, we owe nothing to the flesh, to live after the (mental infatuations) of the flesh.
13 For if ye live after (the appetites of) the flesh, ye shall remain dead (to the unctions of the Spirit): but if ye through the (promptings of Gods Holy) Spirit you mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall have (Eternal) life.
14 For as many as (have these) are led by the Spirit of God. These are the children of God.
15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
16 The Spirit bears witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
20 For the creation itself was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of Him who hath subjected it to the same hope,
21 Because the creation itself shall in the same manner be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty that the children of God (had learned to acquire). Are you getting this?
The Kingdom of God is still At Hand!
To Be Born Again, Or To Be Borne From Above? The scriptural reference for this is “John 3.1-12”
There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. 2 This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.” 3 Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is borne again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” 4 Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?” 5 Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is borne of water and the Spirit, they cannot enter the kingdom of God. (Because) That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is borne of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ (It’s like this) The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but CANNOT tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is borne (carried about) of the Spirit.” 9 Nicodemus answered and said to Him, “How can these things be?” 10 Jesus answered and said to him, “Are you the teacher of Israel, and you do not know these things? 11 Most assuredly, I say to you, We speak what We know and testify what We have seen, and you do not receive Our witness. 12 Since We have told you earthly things (in parables) and you do not believe, how will you believe if We (flat out) tell you heavenly things?
To Be Born again? Or Borne from above? These two words have more in common than just the pronunciation. Then you may ask, isn’t this just a play on words. To which we say yes. It is a parable and a play on words and play means to put on an act or a show for explanation purposes only, be it by words or putting on a play.
In this case like all of scripture, it is to make known the invisible things of God “in Christ” to where we are “The Called and The Elect”. That we are delivered and “borne by the Spirit”. Like all carnally visual things, they have their Eternal counterparts for fulfillment when you learn what the picture play is all about. That when you understand the comparisons in contrasts, you can receive the re-presentation as of something un-tangible and invisible to the carnal senses, but immensely more substantial in the spirit of your mind. The Spirit becomes your new reality. The reason for the comparisons, is to draw upon the contrasts for the conclusion and the fulfillment of that demonstration to have and to own as the new you!
And here to be “born again” is NOT like Nicodemus who rudely said “what are we suppose to do? Go back into our mothers womb to try again? He was being facetious. For you see to be born is to be brought out, but to be “borne from above”, is to be carried about, presumably from one place to another like “far above all principalities, seated in Heavenly places”! Ephesians 2
We see this again here even in the Old Testament in Exodus 19.4 where The I AM said “You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to Myself.” You didn’t see that one coming did you?
We see here from the dictionary, Both born and borne are forms of bear. Born is commonly used with the sense of bear meaning “to give birth.” Borne is used in reference to carrying something (physically or figuratively), as a combining form with words like air, and, occasionally, in the “give birth to” sense.
And the context of “born again” is also correctly used with birth because as scripture says that “we are begotten (born, borne and brought forth) by a Word of Truth to be a (same) kind of first fruits of His (Gods new) creation.” And again from John of those “borne of the Spirit”. Meaning that we are born again, brought forth, carried about, lifted up and raised up, however different by way of contrasts. Those like all from Adam die and return to the dust and fear such, but we who are borne and carried about by the Spirit we never depart, and “we have past from death to life” the moment we are re-spirited, and “born again” meaning “borne from above”. Death no longer has dominion over us and fear for us is dead because “fear involves torment” and is the dominant product of being dead to the Spirit and the invisible things of God, and “His Kingdom at hand” that the disciples were instructed to proclaim first.
Like all who are born from Adam and Eve, are born by coming out, but of Christ “The New Creation “ we are borne into (for recognizing the contrasts as) the family of God to be “in Christ” and not out of Eve who came out of Adam. We are borne into the family of God.
In a human way a baby is slapped on the bottom to then cry to jump start its breathing (spirit) to sustain that life. However in contrast God says “So shall My word be that goes forth (borne) from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. 12 “For you shall go out (and be borne)with joy, And be led forth with peace; No spanking involved.
This all happens before your physical body expires and returns to the dust. Primarily because your carnal senses and reasoning skills are required to interact with these presentations, parables and plays on words and made knowable by tutorial of The Holy Spirit so that you can respond in kind, being His kind of spirit and truth. “16 Therefore, from now on, we (who are borne of the Spirit) regard no one according to the flesh (and human endeavor). Even though we have known Christ in the likeness of the flesh (and His physical descriptions), yet from now on we know Him that way NO MORE. 17 Therefore, if anyone is (borne) in Christ, they are (already) a new creation; old things have (ALREADY) passed away; behold, all things have (ALREADY) become new. 18 Now all things are (ALREADY) from God, in contrast of what you had from Adam and Eve. And this has to happen before your body expires and returns to the dust, For out of dust you were taken; For dust you are, And to dust you shall return.” But we are born of the Spirit.
Your limited term here is to acquire this extraordinary gift because without human factors, senses and reasoning skills, with what then shall you use to interact with, process and learn something about the invisible to transfigure to? For what purpose then we’re you given this life other than for this discovery? And if you do not have the contrasts of creation to compare with, how could you know cold from hot, light from dark, right from wrong, earthen verses Heavenly? And since you are called to be born again and from above, how then can you respond with out the sensors and reasoning skills to do so? And how can you be held accountable to do something you had no body to do it with? And so we plead with you, be reconciled with Christ!!
You may think here that to experience Gods things while we are in a flesh body is an impossible notion. But remember, Christ spoke John 3 as you just read, while He was a man like us, for it is also written that “The (invisible) Word became (born into the) flesh and dwelt among us and we beheld His Glory”. Showing us that it is the re-spirited mind of faith that is to reside in a flesh body that can also possess “the fullness of the Godhead body”. Where it’s also said “and of His fullness we have received, grace upon grace” of heaping helpings of Promises coming true in the composition that endures for Etrernal Life, being Spirit and Truth.
The truth be told, Gods image was given to Adam first but he lost it, and why those who remain “in Adam” and unchanged, they don’t get it either. You are accounted “in Christ”, “in Adam”, “in Satan” or in the middle. You are better off to be in the middle than to reject this Gospel, however when your reasoning skills expire, so do your opportunities to cross over.
Your time frame for discovery is your life span. For the Elect, “we (already) have this treasure in earthen vessel’s (our human vessel) that the Glory and the excellency may be of God (that is in us) and not from ourselves”. (2 Corinthians 4.17)
Even as The Father said through Isaiah “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.“ And as 1 John 4.17 says that as He is (now), so are we in this world”. Who also said “the wind blows wherever it wishes, you can hear the sound of it but you cannot see where it comes from of where it goes, so is everyone borne (brought forth and carried about) by the spirit”. So that we can learn to interact with the things we have of “His Kingdom at hand” as attainable and useable while we have our reasoning factors.
So then the practical application for us is the answer to this question from Psalms 11.1“ How can you say to my soul like a bird, flea to My mountain “ unless we can be “borne by the Spirit” for this task.
And for those who acquire this gift, then like the Christ man who paid for our entrance fee into “The Kingdom of God at hand” by taking our old person by carrying away (and borne) our weaknesses, sin and feebleness to the cross as assimilated in the scapegoat parable. And from Psalms 103.12 who wrote “As far as the east is from the west, So far has Our God removed our transgressions from us“ so that we can not only see The kingdom of God, we can also rise up and enter it and interact therein, as we read in John 3 by being borne of The Spirit as scripture offers. Amen! (John 3. 3-5)
And what about Christ talking with the Samaritan woman at the well who contended with Him about Samaria or Jerusalem as being the approved place to worship God? He told her ”the hour (you think) is (yet)coming, now is, when the true (bona fide) worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. (This is the game changer) 24 For God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and truth.” (apart from the proof your flesh demands) 25 The woman said to Him, “I know that Messiah who is (going to) coming”. “When He comes, He will tell us all things.” 26 Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am He.” In others words, she was looking at the One whom she expected to COME later. And if she was willing to accept the word at face value, she would not have needed to see Christ that way for Him to save her. And it is likely that because she saw the man Jesus, she still did not see the Messiah because even the man was just a parable to launch her to the other side.
Remember that just as a caterpillar can NOT understand the life and flight of a butterfly because it is ground bound looking down, so too the un-generated mind of faith whose focus is on a Scriptural fulfillment on Earth as the completion of Gods word, just cannot get this. They cannot enter “The Kingdom of God at hand” that we espouse, because they just cannot see what we are talking about. Even as they asked in Christ’s day “are you the coming One (who is suppose to save us) or should we seek another (one to do so)?” As many do today.
Warning; If your looking for another Jesus for another saving to have another go at another Jerusalem, you are going to be sorely disappointed. You are ground bound and looking down too like the proverbial caterpillar who is missing out on its transfiguration (from the Greek word metamorphosis) into a butterfly. Since “the Kingdom of God is at hand” even now according to the gospel and our testimony, what then should appear here next that you expect to become a reality later? That we are talking about “The Kingdom prepared from the foundations of the world” as a pre-existing Eternal place that precedes and supercedes the ground you walk on. (Matthew 25.34) That “those who are borne from above can enter the Kingdom”? Is that you? And of “Christ, the same yesterday, today and forever”? (Hebrews 13.8)
It was as Paul said to those in 2 Thessalonians 2. who were caught up (borne) in the deception of another coming (type of) Christ in a carnal fashion “with all lying signs and wonders if possible to deceive the Elect” whose coming one “shall be consumed by The Breath of His mouth and The Brightness of His coming”, and “the coming whose according to Satan” who is the god of this age.
Even as Christ said when He was chided by the Jews about His kingdom “Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now (and still true today) My kingdom is not from here.”
Here then is the 2 Thessalonians 2 riddle explained. The Breath of His mouth is not oxygen but The Holy Spirit, and The Brightness of His coming is NOT like the sun but 7 times brighter, being the same bright light who blinded Paul at his conversion ( Acts 26.13). Paul was of the “brood of vipers” and “sons of Satan”, because he defended the physical Jerusalem (think old wine skins) and even put some to death for leaving it. However later Pauls testimony to the Thessalonians of (The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, 10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, in order to be saved. 11 And for this reason God will send them strong (physical) delusion, that they should believe the lie, 12 that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
Was because they rejected The Kingdom of God at Hand for one being built.
Gods one time saving act was the cross, meaning any other such hope of being saved in a different way or a different time is an insult to Christ’s saving of the cross, that amounts to blasphemy. Because (God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but for the world to be saved through Him”. So you have to go back to the cross. To this you may say, well yah He saved back then but what about not? To which we say, forever people are not on a timeframe. Meaning He had to perform His saving once and it is beneficial in that age and any age including our age because He in truth is “The Lamb Slain from before the foundations of the world”. Meaning He’s got you covered, if you can receive it. This is what righteousness means. He did it right the first and only time to be appropriated by you by faith, your first invisible tool. (Hebrews 11.1-3)
If you remember Christ told the disciples, do not depart from Jerusalem but wait until you have heard from Me”. Who also told them that they would preach the Gospel of “The Kingdom of God at hand” to all the nations after they were filled with the Holy Spirit. That then they could depart from Jerusalem to do so. And it was at Pentecost where people from all languages, nations and tongues were speaking the Glories of God because a stewardship change had taken place (Genesis 49.10-11), and a first promise that was made was now being played out that Abraham would be the Father of many nations and not just the Jews who amounted to 1/12 of the 12 tribes.
So you see Paul was not talking about a physical cataclysmic event or the end of the world at all with “the breath of His mouth and the brightness of His coming or he would not have described Christ’s coming with what he had already encountered at his conversion.
Maybe this is your time for your conversion as such and your opportunity “being Born above” to see and enter (the Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all. Galatians 4.26). This is the Heavenly Jerusalem in the way Christ was trying to convey to the religiously hardened heart of Nicodemus who came to Him at night, showing us the contrast between Testaments and Kingdoms.
Fortunately for Paul he saw the bright light 7 times brighter than humanly possible on the road to Damascus. The question here is, can you see this too? Can you receive Christ in is natural habitat, because that is your inheritance if can receive it.
And again from Isaiah “How can you say to my soul like a bird to flee ( to be air born) to your mountain? If you cannot answer this question, DO NOT move forward until you get this because if these truths pass you by and you don’t advance, you will be judged as such, for how will you answer the Judge? But more importantly, if you cannot grasp this reality of being borne into the life in the Spirit, how can you ever hear the same voice that may say to you “come My people and enter your chambers, for God is coming out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth” if you don’t know how to do it? He is our Good Shepard and we can “go in and out and find pasture.” We just need to grasp how to do it.
In the same way, “The Kingdom of God is at hand”. Enter into the Joy of God who promised us He’d never leave us or forsake us, just so we know what He looks like. Even as He told the Israelites “remember when I instructed you, you saw nobody and I took on no form”. So Don’t insult Him and His saving ability for even as the Son said “they will say look here and look there, but DO NOT follow them because The Kingdom of God is within you.
So we, like the apostles and as Paul saw, not the man but the blinding light, have seen Christ after His resurrection in accordance with 1 Corinthians 15.5 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; 2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. 3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: 5 And that (after His resurrection) he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: 6 After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. 7 After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. 8 And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born (borne) in my own time.
Is this your time to be “borne and carried about by the spirit”? Not as a one time act but a lifestyle in your “own time”? At this time? And on time? To “see The Kingdom? To “enter The Kingdom”. The “Kingdom of God At Hand”? Well that is a lesson from John 3.