The Finish Line of Faith.
This is different than working for rewards.
It is those who have crossed the Finish Line of Faith that are the ones who have cast off all surrogate safety services of the things that the gods and powers of today devised as if to save you incrementally and indemnify from all loss or harm and safety, of which harm and safety is the source of all fear.
Remember, fear was the newly acquired emotion that Adam felt when he fell, showing us the seed that was sown that must be extracted from our thinking. Fear is the motivating agency that now works in those with an inverted way of thinking of which satan and his agencies play off of to keep you earth focused and spell-bound.
For this we have the Word of God to reverse that wayward way of thinking we call the fall of Adam as we see here in the Gospel of John saying “ In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
And of The Son of God who is also called the Word of God it is also said that “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
And because of this we understand that “To as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:.
It is in all the various ways for all the assorted short comings mankind has as needing to protect themselves from indemnity, liability or harm of any sort, because of fear. Why? Because “if anyone is in Christ, they are a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. And all “these” things are from God”.
It is Gods things He gave to us to be with Him and to be like Him. And it is Gods things that precedes and supersedes all of creation known to common people. And this is our choice and distinction as becoming the Elect. To know and understand that “old things having passed away; behold, all things have (already) become new. It is not that it is new in the sense that it was just made, but new for you because you didn’t have it before this realization. And it is also new in the sense that because eternal things never fade, wane or wear out but are always in their illustrious eternal glory. These things can never really be correctly understood by the carnal mind. For those with that condition, have never truly been “born again” or “born from above” to truly know what they have. (John 3).
And this is why for them everything is yet future, and they are trying to just hang in and hang by waiting for another(2nd) coming savior to deliver the goods, because they just cannot believe the true gospel. That “God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life (from the moment they are born again). 17 For God sent his Son into the world not to condemn the world; but for them to be saved.”
And the saving that He performed at the cross has no encore presentation, and definitely needs no booster. And since Christ is “seated far above all principalities and powers”, and over the gods of the lower sub sectors of creation and calls us to Himself even now, we can “run the race with endurance” and cross the finish line before our carnal features fade and expire.
In this way we join in with the watchers and the Holy Ones in this great feast because everything Satan and his minions have absconded with belong to us, and we have been given a do-over to retrieval.
And the powers that are in creation? It is all the sorted services that have falsely promised to care for peoples safety, health and longevity thereby making themselves as the gods, protectors and caretakers over you in competition with the gospel. But our God is a jealous God and has said that “you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me.”
And those who are counted as hating God, are those who submit to the lower level god’s, “according to the prince of the power of the air (and internet) that now works in the sons of disobedience”. If you have accepted Christ, and are found under the care of the god’s of this age? You are likely walking out your judgment, and “are treasuring up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God who renders to each one according to what they have done”, as it pertains to your invisible work of the decisions you have made. This is the realm of faith that God keeps track of.
For us we have a contract with the Father and paid for not by us with monthly installments, but with the precious blood of the lamb who took away the sins (and all short comings from those) of the world. As scripture says “10 He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. 11 He came to His [a]own, and His [b]own did not receive Him. 12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the [c]right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: 13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
So it is those who “God gave the right to become”… showing us that it is our responsibility to respond and pursue the gift given at such a price of our Savior, because the gift of God of Himself shining through His Son
Many would think that the finish line of faith has to do with death and an after life, to which we agree, however the after life starts with abiding in The New Covenant, as having to do with replacing the Old. That one was known because of Moses caduceus, a pole with the snake or two wrapped around it, which is eerily similar to the one for the health care industry today worldwide, that has more to do with the gods and the powers of this age then our covenant signed with Christs blood.
What we are saying is that after putting off all the deeds (think of home deeds and other assorted contracts that are legal and binding in exchange for provisions and protections) of the flesh, we are left with One. And competition with none. Meaning that we put off the surrogate gods and powers as competing with the provisional features found in the New (and final) covenant given to us by the Father and paid for by the life of His Only Begotten to be retroactive to the beginning of time, and carried forward to the end of time because the Son of God from eternity, qualifies and quantifies His worth as greater than the sum of humanity. Whereas just another man could not pay that price because their quantitative value is only one and a broken one at that, and there is only One who has not been broken. The Only Begotten full of grace and truth. Amen!
So with Enoch who obtained equal stature as the Son by faith, by giving more credence and value to the invisible than the visible, that Enoch had this testimony that he pleased God. And He pleased God as we know because he was taken before the expiration of his body because he crossed the finish line of faith before the need of physically dying. And you may ask, hows that? Because he had this testimony that he pleased God because God took him. For others? Let it be according to your faith, and what you have acquired from the other side before your deathly departure.
It means that you acquired by faith, by trusting and believing in the things that are unseen, intangible and humanly unknowable. And because Enoch reached the
For this one you need the unction of the Holy Spirit. Of Enoch? God took him for he was not. That he is a has been on this side of physical proof. The testimony that he pleased God, means that what he knew about the promises of God of God to be true, reliable and retroactive in this day and age without any physical proof because “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 2 For by it the elders obtained a good report.
By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God. 6 But without faith it is impossible to please God: for those that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that God is a rewarder of those that diligently seek him.
And we seek Him in the visibly unknowable, and carnally intangible things through the word of God which is more than just a description of God and Spirit. Of which the Word in essence carries with it NOT just the power, but the very ingredients to become the thing that is said, the moment it leaves the pages of scripture by the profession from your mouth on your own behalf. Your faith and your breath/spirit doing the same thing the Only Begotten did, to show us how to do it. From that moment on, it is required of you not to keep asking or to try again to impliment it the same way for that itself is the act of un-faith to put you back at the beginning to reiterate the promises again. Doing that just wears away at your resolve and gives credence to another coming one. Even as John the Baptist asked “are you the coming One or do we seek another. That was the judgement and the conclusion of the whole Law culture and Old Testament, Will and Covenant. It was fully unable to covert to the spirit and begged the need for the replacement to come. And if the replacement had not come, then yes John the Baptist as the final and the greatest, would’ve left us looking for another. but HE DID NOT!!
Can you believe it? Can you receive this? Because this is the ONLY way for you to EVER cross the finish line of faith and enter into the rest of God, the Testimony we are compelled to adopt to become the adopted. The only difference is that we are NOT taken in a physical sense, But we never the less are accounted as having finished because no one who has NOT entered the rest, has reached the conclusion of the gospel but some have even in our age. Even as again from Hebrews and chapter 4, Let us therefore fear (and take seriously in hot pursuit), lest a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. 2 For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it. 3 For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. 4 For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works. 5 And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest. 6 Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief:
There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. 10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. 11 Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.
Let us be diligent to enter this rest? What do you suppose the consequences are of reaching the conclusion of your carnal life without entering the completion of your faith is?
Paul described it like this to those with Timothy
“the time of my departure is at hand. 7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: 8 henceforth (from this time on) there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.”,
Or better yet, His appearing plural, for His comings are many because as Christ said that “I will never leave you or forsake you”, and “Lo. I am with you even throughout the ages”, even unto the end of time. Meaning that there is not a time, a place or a person for whom this invitation has NOT been extended to and made available to.
In this way, the Kingdom of God is at hand as “The Kingdom prepared from (before) the foundations of the world”. Let us be found there, while we are here. For there were those who acknowledged this in testimony during seemingly times of stress and duress to be met with a different outlook such as Shadrack, Meshack and Abednigo who scoffed at the kings threat of him putting them with the lions or the fiery furnace. There testimony was that there was a forth one on the fire who was The Word and the Son of God’. And of Stephen who was clobbered with rocks while the words from his mouth were speaking of glorious wonders of the invisible. And that is the point. Unlike the bygone law age that just refused to complete the task at hand.
Remember, Those who seek to save their lives (that they have) will loose it, but those who loose the life they currently have for My sake, will have life eternal”, as something immeasurably greater than the one you are trying to keep, the one you are wrangling to protect and to preserve.
The Kingdom of God is at hand ONLY in this way. The other one that is still to come? Is with all lying signs and wonders if possible to deceive the Elect.” And we will add that the deception keeps you working fretfully and in fear to protect yourself from the enemies scary images and threats. There are no enemies on this side of the cross as they were all neutralized for the faithful.
As Paul stated in Romans 12. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded 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 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 any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. 10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
And, “28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. 29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, for Him to be the firstborn among many brethren. 30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, those he also called: and whom he called, those he also justified: and whom he justified, those he also glorified. 31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us! 32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things! 33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth. 34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loves us. 38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor any other created thing shall separate us from His love.
And of those who are watching who went before us? They are cheering us on because they know that they know they will not be completed without us.
These are the living stones “made up of the measure of a man who is of an angel”‘ Heavenly Jerusalem come down from Heaven”.These are the body of Christ called “Living stones, built up and assembled as a habitation of God in the spirit.