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By the time Paul wrote Ephesians, he had had new revelations of God the Father and our calling. His prayer was “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, 18 the eyes of your [f]understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling (for you) and, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints. Describing His things we have access to now.
Our focus here is, who and what is a Glory, or what are Glories that God would call them His offspring to have parented them. The Father of Glories?
You see this is a newer concept for Paul as evidenced elsewhere in Ephesians where he says “made known by way of revelation” showing us that Paul was getting new insights from God for his own transformation to relay to us. You know what is new for him as seen in his progressive writings. So you know this concept of Glories was not commonly known.
Paul who earlier on “set out to lay hold of the resurrection” had gone way past that.
And that is another grey area from the translators not to distinguish more clearly the resurrection from the ascension. The resurrection is gifted to us as fruit of the cross, confessed at Baptism that we now being raised in His likeness, we walk in newness of life. But the ascension becomes our new work of transformation of “being renewed in the spirit of your mind” to arrive “in full stature to a perfect man” as also Paul taught in Ephesians 4.13. And also that Paul sought to “lay hold of why God laid hold of him”, that he pursued the upward call of God in Christ. This is the ascension for the full acquisition of the gift that was given, that includes the Glory .
This is for us whose sights are now set on the Glory, a shared Glory. “The riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints.” The glory gifted to us through the Gospel, and not brought to us at the illusive 2nd coming as many suppose.
And since Paul was learning something new, we shouldn’t be surprised that the translators who carried forward these documents, who were learning from what they were translating, hadn’t had this revelation yet. So things may not come across as spectacular as it should, like we see here.
For God to be “The Father of Glory” means that is a description of His mature offspring. God doesn’t have multiple sorts of offspring or He would violate His own order of “kind begats according to kind and there is no cross contamination. As it says in John 3 of those born from above “that which is flesh is flesh and that which is spirit is spirit” so you know what form this Glory takes, “for no man can see Gods glory and live” because it takes on a form not recognizable to the carnal senses.
Just as God has many names, the names are just more verbiage of who God is and what God is about. Knowing these more clearly we then know ourselves better. The Glory is the acquisition of of the gift of God according to godliness, which is not religious piety, or a show of being kind. No, God was God in all His presentations and He wants His offspring to do and say what He does. To be godly is to be godlike of something that is not described with earthen features. This is why Christ appeared as a pauper but had in Himself “the fullness of the Godhead body, and you (we) are complete in Him who is the head of all principalities and powers”. This is The Glory,,, if you can receive it.
Each species is species specific, meaning dog begets doc, cat begets cat. So God being “The Father of Lights” and “The Father of Glory“, these are just two descriptions of those who are His. This Heavenly calling is not easy to except because God left us in our carnal bodies to grow into our new selves, to acknowledge who we are in Him. That “we have this treasure in earthen vessels so the Glory and the Excellency may be of God and not ourselves”, meaning our humanity respirated has Christ but not as something to brag about. But nevertheless we experience and participate in His Glory now as being a Heavenly Glory.
If this were not true, we could not be held in contempt or denial of the gift of God according to godliness as found “in Christ” but we are. Even as Paul said in Romans that “All have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God”. Meaning two things. We couldn’t be charged for a crime we couldn’t commit, and we couldn’t be held accountable to that charge if we were not expected by the accuser to accomplish the task. So where does that leave you, or lead you to today?
We are guilty to this charge, as rejecting the gift of salvation with eternal Glory if we haven’t achieved the Glory. So yes, God is the Father of glories, and this is the standard you will AGAIN be measured by as being the Glory to explore and experience while you are a sojourner and a pilgrim while you have your human instrumentation’s of the mind and of the spirit attached to your carnal vessel.
When Paul called God “The Father of Glory“, he was telling us where the gospel takes us, what to focus on and what to expect to get. This may seem pompous but really God see’s it as rejection if you don’t do so because it is a given.
It was Moses who demonstrated that by the law you could only see shadows of God’s Glory, being shielded as He walked by, only seeing His hind side. “But we with unveiled faces beholding the Glory of God are being transfigured into the self same image from the Glory to the Glory as by the Spirit”. This is the Glory we have in earthen vessels, showing us that Glorification is an acquisition accomplished in this age. All have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God? Not to the resurrected ascended saints who hotly pursued the goal. “The upward call of God in Christ” Paul sought to lay hold of. This is how God is “The Father of Glories” because when we look into the mirror of the Spirit and see Him unveiled there in Glory, He is looking back at us, seeing His image complete and He is happy. His word accomplished all His desire, it does not return void but returns with us in it. He who said “if you abide in Me and My words abide in you, the Father and I will come to you and make our home in you. And they did. Those in this Glory are His Glory’s and He is glad that we take ownership of it as “heirs, and joint heirs with Christ of the things of God. This Glory is your crown, and the book of The Revelation of Christ says “let no one steel your crown. The crown is the capstone of faith for those who have put off the wares of this age for our instrumentation’s of the things God has gifted to us to call our own. Glory to God for His (humanly) in describable gift” of gifting us Himself. “For even the angels themselves behold our Fathers face” in ours. Amen
Here are a couple more translation discrepancies about glory
The word Glory from the Greek is “doxa” and is always interpretated glory except for two places as seen here. Peter uses “doxa“, but it was translated into “dignitaries” of those “who (do not) walk according to the flesh in the lust of uncleanness and despise authority. They are presumptuous, self-willed. They are not afraid to speak evil of dignitaries (meaning glories)”.
The other place in scripture that glory is interpreted into dignitaries, meaning; glory in a plural form is in the book of Jude saying “these dreamers defile the flesh, reject authority, and speak evil of Dignitaries “meaning Glories” as the body of the Elect and not officials elected at the polls as many suppose.
In both Peter and Jude they were referencing people of honor of those who are more accurately translated “Glories” of those of honor. Meaning stature in the spirit of those imaged like The Father of it. Had the translators been more consistent to use the word “glories, we would have a more clear picture of our calling with those two verses. That since God is our Father, and He begets (brings forth) Glories. He does not have another offspring according to the law of kind begets, but images of Himself. Glory is another description of His mature offspring and not politicians or people with earthly power, but those who develop the full gift, being the full likeness and stature of Christ our “prototype”. A word to mean “first in a series being produced”.
Even as Paul said “to which He called you by our gospel, for the obtaining of the Glory (and Grand Prize). To reach out to lay a hold of why Christ laid a hold of us. And of those who don’t? “Whose minds the god of this age has blinded? Who “do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them”. And how does Satan blind you? By keeping your sights ground bound and working in the flesh. But we know that the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God, bringing down strongholds (mindsets) and every high thing that exalts (raises up) itself in competition with the things of God.
And we ask you, for what cause? For obtaining The Glory. This is the gospel.
So let us understand this more clearly so that Paul’s prayer for us would have more clarity. That “the God and Father of our Lord and Savior, The Father of Glories, would give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him” so you can see more clearly to make your calling and your Election sure. Because as we know Him, we know ourselves more clearly. And if you don’t grasp and lay hold of the Glory now through the gospel, we fall short from our full calling again. Because our full transfiguration for “the obtaining of Glory”, is the conclusion of the gospel and not something after life. “Father of Glories? Born again? We have our do-over.
To this you may think, Isn’t it blasphemy to claim godlike stature?
If this seams to lofty for you, we need to go no further than Christs own prayer to the Father on our behalf. In John 17 He said “22 And Father, the glory which You gave Me I have given (free gift) them, that they may be one just as We are one”. Meaning for us to be cohesively one, congruent and indistinguishable one from another. And to show you that it is possible, we remind you of the Book of the Revelation where after Heavenly Jerusalem was unveiled. That John bowed to worship that One and he tells John “ See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.
That he encountered a completed saint before the end of the ages to spur us on to completion. Which is? The Glory. And again “And Father, the Glory you have given Me, I have given to them that they may be one with us”.
Can you receive this? Christ went to the cross to ensure that payment was rendered “paid in full” for you to strive to lay a hold of this upward call of God in Christ? Well, this is it.
We have this age only to do this, for the day is coming when it will be said “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.” And of the others who had not acquired such? To the degree that they attained they remained for the window of time for development was over
Today is the day of salvation. Now is the age for us to acquire the gift of godliness, meaning: God likeness.
This is why Paul the Apostle said “when I was a child, I thought like a child and spoke like a child. When I became mature I put away childhood things. He traded his fixations from the carnal dimension to the things gifted to him in his new dimension, Eternal in The Heavens of being “in Christ” with God The Father.
And for now, The Kingdom of God is (still) at hand!!
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These were the words of Paul in his Second letter to Timothy, one of his more mature letters. It is here that he explains the main objective of his calling is for the Elect to obtain the full salvation package that accords to god-like-ness, the image that was given to Adam and Eve and restored with the “ Only Begotten of the Father” who gave it to us without merit except to believe and to press into the things that are said. To continue to believe more and abide in them. Even as Christ said “Lest you abide in Me you can do nothing”
For you see, if the Elect do not come into this fruition of “godliness”? Then this carnal experience on earth can go on for a long time. But that won’t happen because the Creator God will not allow creation to Glorify another for “For the days will be cut short for the Elects sake.” Others may think so, but that is the trap. Those are the tares, meaning weeds.
The weeds harvest their good things in the worlds age. But us in the nether land? Our roots are planted in the carnally visual, but our growth “is not of this age”. Even as when Christ during His interrogation was asked “are you a king?” And He replied “you have correctly said I am King. However My Kingdom is not of this age (of time and matter). If it was I would fight (for it), however My Kingdom is NOT from here”.
And so say we! Our inheritance and our ownership is something Eternal and ubiquitous. And as we see the threats to humanity are getting bigger and bigger as time progresses, we can be sure that something much greater is taking place just outside of the view of human perceptions, as it relates to the completion of the Elect. We say this because scripture says “The first shall be last and the last will be first”. Meaning that the final gleanings are the fullest. Why? Because those called to be the Elect at the ends of the ages, had to go through more obstacles and obscurities of the salvation message that has been reduced, having been attacked and diluted throughout time and translations. But we’ve been forewarned that “13 evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving (many)and being deceived (themselves).
So this is what we expect. This discovery is for our glory. For this we have a strong reliance on Gods Holy Word AND Holy Spirit. As scripture says that because “We have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things, at least as it pertains to knowing what we need to know when we need to know it. The Holy Spirit is our resource and our copilot that sustains us in the face of evidences that would indicate otherwise. We don’t feel the need to entertain or reconcile with others presentations or notions, or feel the need to convince them. They have the scriptures too.
So clamoring over debris of the ages and climbing over the obstacles amassed over time of the attacks and the erosion of The Gospel message meaning good news, to affirm that God is just, God is true and righteous in all that He has said and done so that nobody, not anybody will have a descending reply. That every knee shall bow, every jaw will drop and every descender will be ashamed that God through His Son (The Word of God. John 1.1) divided humanity perfectly so as to keep the Heavens pure while “the wheat and the tares mature together” and the weak, the feeble and detained get pardoned too, as we see with Lazarus and the rich man . And you can be sure that when unspeakable atrocities are taking place, that just under the scuttle is hidden another reality being a harvest and a deployment of the Elect. So that the intent-full purpose driven wicked shall be irrevocably and Eternally eviscerated. Those that were detained and handicapped will receive mercy and pardons, and The Elect will participate in these exoneration’s and the judgments passed, having been prepared through personal experiences which qualifies them to know mercy and retribution having worked through those things in their sojourning during their lives. Even as we read from Jude for us “to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints. As as our restoration point and the object of what we protect till the end. Amen!
And of the tares and impostors eating up the flock? “These are spots in your love feasts, while they feast with you without fear, serving only themselves. They are clouds without water, carried about by the winds; late autumn trees without fruit, twice dead, pulled up by the roots; 13 raging waves of the sea, foaming up their own shame; wandering stars for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever.
And “Now Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men also, saying, “Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His Elect, 15 to execute judgment on all, to convict all who are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have committed in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.”
That is why Christ said “16 So the last will be first, and the first last. For many are called, but few chosen.”
And that word “chosen” is from the Greek Concordance #1588 “eklektos” which is translated elect 16 out of 23 usages. So “many are called but few are elected”. If you are getting this, this means you.
The first shall be last and the last is the first. “For God will finish the work and cut it short in righteousness, Because He will make a short work upon the earth.” Don’t let the modern narratives that have not understood this deceive you. That time has been extended in an attempt tor try to negate the validity of Gods word. But you can be sure that “with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
With us having these promises, whatever bad events you think are gonna happen? That is the wrong focus because those have paralyzing effects on people and distract them from the true Gospel message, a term that means “The Good News” and not the bad news. That is for the dis-ingenuous. Watching “end times events” to qualify your faith is like you walking backwards and getting tripped up. You are missing out on the purpose and the blessings of the journey, being Christs likeness as you learn to put it on to reach this pointo 10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places, to be made known by the Eklisia the manifold wisdom of God,
End times fascinations feed the flesh and fear thinking that the world is going to Hell in a hand basket, when “the wheat and the tares grow together”, you can’t see the wheat. Paul referred to this behavior as being ship wrecked. (1 Timothy 1.19) The scary end time/second coming Jesus stuff doesn’t save you but puts you on hold waiting for the next Jesus to rescue (a synonym of being saved) you when in truth, the phrase “second coming” is not found in scripture and the cross is sufficient for that kind of saving too. So turn away from them lest what happened to the Jews with that view happen to you too. Even as Christ spoke to them saying “For days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment around you, surround you and close you in on every side, 44 and level you, and your children within you, to the ground (meaning a genocide); and they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not know the time of your visitation.” The question is, do you? Because it is right now as “The Kingdom of God at hand” as we were instructed to relay as being “The Gospel” meaning “Good News” and not end times, second coming scenario. Check it out! The term “Second Coming” is not in the scriptures, not once!!
The Jews window of opportunity had come and gone because they were expecting to be exonerated by their coming King. And He did come and end the Jews era (Genesis 49.1 and 8-12) and fulfilled all prophecies pertaining to the tribe of Judah the Jews claim to be from. But their time was fulfilled, expired and closed for business back then as that scripture explains. That is also why Revelation 2.9 says “I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan. So beware!
But as our Heavenly Father said “let those who glory, glory in this, That they understand and know Me (and My Word), That I am God, exercising loving kindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight”.
And from Isaiah 8 “Be shattered, O you peoples, and be broken in pieces! Give ear, all you from far countries. Gird (protect) yourselves, but be broken in pieces. 10 Take counsel together (and prepare), but it will come to nothing; Speak the word (or quote scripture falsely), but it will not stand, For God is with us. (we who are not afraid of them)” Fear God, Heed His Word 11 For the Lord spoke thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me NOT to walk in the way of this people (with end times inclinations), so I say: “Do not say, ‘A conspiracy,’ Concerning all that this people call a conspiracy, Nor be afraid of the (end times Jew) things that threaten them, nor be troubled (by their end time theories). But The Lord of hosts, Him you shall hallow; Let Him be your fear, And let Him be your dread. 14 He will be as a sanctuary (for you), But (for them? He will be) a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense To both the houses of Israel. (He will be) As a trap and a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem (on earth). 15 And many among them shall stumble; They shall fall and be broken, Be snared and taken. (Why? Because they have the WRONG perspective), therefor” Bind up the testimony (in My Elect), Seal the law among my disciples. 17 And we will wait on YHVH, Who hides His face from the house of Jacob; (but not us.) And we will hope in Him. 18(And The Son of God said) Here am I and the children whom the God has given me! We are for signs and wonders in Israel (a people not a place) From the Lord of hosts, Who dwells in Mount Zion (a place not a people . 19 And when they say to you, “Seek those who are mediums (media, bad news) and wizards, who whisper and mutter,” should not a people seek their God? Should they seek the (walking) dead on behalf of the living? 20 To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because there is no light in them. 21 They will pass through it hard-pressed and hungry; and it shall happen, when they are hungry, that they will be enraged and curse their king and their God, and look upward. 22 Then they will look to the earth, and see trouble and darkness, gloom of anguish; and they will be driven into darkness (of self preservation). This is the fruit of end time prophecies.
Yes, what they invested in was on earth like many do today, and all these will be burned, (2 Peter 3.10 and Isaiah 66.24)
The separation of the wheat and the tares is this separation process. To be ground bound and looking down at events to unfold on the earth of destruction’s and woes, does NOT produce faith but fear for self preservation. You cannot save yourself. The bad news is the flood from the mouth of the dragon and is designed to carry people away because there is no transfiguration power in their gospel of bad news and it only glorifies the god of this age Satan. Even as Jesus said when He was on trial and Pilate asked Him:
33 “Are You the King of the Jews?” 34 Jesus answered him, “Are you speaking for yourself about this, or did others tell you this concerning Me?” 35 Pilate answered, “Am I a Jew? Your own nation and the chief priests have delivered You to me. What have You done?” 36 Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. (thereby distancing Himself from the Jews and their Jerusalem and said) If My kingdom were of this world (of time and matter), My servants would fight for Me not to be delivered to the Jews; but now (and always) My kingdom is not from here (this world).” 37 Pilate therefore said to Him, “Are You a king then?” Jesus answered, “You have correctly stated that I am King. For this cause I was born, and for this cause (I have left My kingdom to come to yours and) I have come into the world, to bear witness to the truth (about “The Kingdom of God at hand”). Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” 38 Pilate said to Him, “What is truth?” And when Pilate had said this, he went out again to the Jews, and said to them, “I find no fault in Him at all.
Here we see Christ expiring in purpose The Old Will, Testament with all its prophecies and rendering all the end time scenarios as being useless because how many righteous people did it produce? Our answer is from Romans 3, 19 Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. 20 Therefore by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in His sight, for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
And so goes the Law Culture as being unable to convert to Gods expectations because they thought that God would convert to theirs by being a king in their brick made structures, when God told them not to do that saying “if you make Me an altar of stone, you shall not build it of hewn stone; for if you use your tool on it, you have profaned it.‘ This is one of the the judgement’s of the old and modern Jews and Jerusalem along with animal sacrifices.
So whatever preparations you think you need to do to protect (save) yourself from the scary images the media (from mediums and wizards, meaning demons) presents to you, or whatever niceties you thing you need to do to be a good person to please God, are all secondary to Gods calling for us because all religions promote good works and self righteousness does not please God.
To quote Paul again “Therefore I endure all things for the sake of the Elect, that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. Hereby defining the full salvation as obtaining “Eternal Glory”, as being an acquisition we obtain through the gospel and NOT after the supposed “end time” scenarios get played out. THOSE ARE THE DISTRACTIONS.
As a matter of truth, just as the Israelite’s cried out for food in their wanderings and God gave them quail. So much so in fact it was coming out of their nostrils. So too, the end of the worlds scary images are frothing endlessly to take people away (think of Noah’s flood. They cry for peace? But they shall have no peace. However for us? The Kingdom of God is at hand still. And just like a game of musical chairs when the music stops and the time allotted for salvation is over ? If you are not seated? If you are left standing? You missed your opportunity to enter your rest, eternal in the Heavens. For when the end comes like a thief, the scripture will be fulfilled that John in the Revelation wrote of saying “Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is at hand. 11 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.” Jesus Testifies to the Churches 12 “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one (consecutively in their own time) according to their work. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.” 14 Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the (Heavenly) city. 15 But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.
This shows those who reject this gospel, are all outside. Are you all in yet? Have you believed the true Gospel first spoken by the Son of God who expired old Testament prophecies, that people with that Jerusalem in His time. He fulfilled them and expired them. Get it? They no longer have any forward speaking relevance. The only thing that matters is that “The Kingdom of God is (still) at hand for a short time. Repent and believe the Gospel.