* Foundations, Transformation to The Spirit, Lessons from the Old Testament
It was the Israelites in their 40 year camping trip that through the process of putting up and taking down the tents and Tabernacle with The Holy of Holies, were suppose to learn some things. You see everything they did physically had it’s invisible counterpart they were supposed to learn about. To put them up in the spirit of their mind was more of their journey then to go from place to place.
Even as Paul said “when I was a child, I thought like a child and spoke like a child, but when I became an adult I put away childish things” meaning the law and the prophets.
In our case they are expired in the spirit of our minds, where the maturation takes place. We exchanged physical things for the invisible, always available “Kingdom prepared from before the foundation of the world.
For this reason the writer of Hebrews had this comment to say about them, that “the Holy Spirit indicating this, that the way into the Holiest of All was not yet made manifest while the first tabernacle was still standing. 9 It was symbolic for their current time.”
These are all only tools for transition. Not so much from place to place, but from flesh to Spirit. From earthen things to invisible realities that have no beginning or end, but just the mysteriousness of being just outside the realm of carnal perseptions. However they are ever ready and always”at hand”. Meaning graspable and fully operational to the re-spirited mind of faith, even now. If that were not true, there would be no “Kingdom prepared from the foundation of the world”, or “The Kingdom of God at Hand”. But there is. This is the goal of our calling, something the Old Covenant culture just could not ascertain.
This is the reason it was said “for the Lord your God has not given you ears to hear and eyes to see, even to this day”. Which seams to be largely true again in our day as the church awaits another savior, or saving with the same name as though the cross was insufficient.
Isaiah also chimed in saying ” But the word of the Lord was to them, “Precept upon precept, Line upon line, Here a little, there a little,” That they might go and fall backward, and be broken, snared and caught.”
The things they were given, as long as they expected them to appear physically, became their demise. Same as today because “Today is the day of salvation”. Today it’s time to cross over. Tomorrow may not be. The gospel message expires when faith is no more.
The constant taking down and putting up became important to the Israelites and not their spiritual transformation. Their carnal journey became their occupation because they forgot where they were going. This is the reason that generation died in the wilderness. For even when Moses was at the end of his life , he pleaded with God to go in to the promise land, but God only allowed him to gaze at it from Mt Nebo. That’s like window shopping. Look but don’t touch.
And not only with Moses, but even up untill David, no one heard, no one followed. If you remember with Joshua, it was only him, Caleb and those of the next generation that crossed the Jordan and advanced into “The Promised Land”, of which they failed too.
This is affirmed in Hebrews saying if God “He designates a certain day, saying in David, “Today,” after such a long time, as it has been said:
“Today, if you will hear His voice, Do not harden your hearts.”
8 For if [b]Joshua had given them rest, then He would not afterward have spoken of another day. (That was a picture of the invisible as well) 9 There remains therefore a rest for the people of God. 10 For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His.”
And so each successive generation in turn failed to harvest the promises of God from “the land of promises” by applying the promises of God to their obstacles. They fought through fear with sticks and stones to no avail. With the exception of those with Joshua who were instructed to shout, and the walls fell down.
The idea of resting in the reality of experiencing God, with God, in the place of God, while we are in our incarnation, surrounded by distraction’s of all sorts. As John said “as He is, so are we in this world”. Meaning, not as He was when He became flesh and dwelled among us, but as He is now in His pre-creation existence. Yes, He gave us that.
Even in our day most are looking for another type of saving from God. Some call it a second coming, a phrase not found once in scripture. Others think it’s a vaccine. What an insult to God’s incredible gift to us, the one who died for us, for us to set aside that fear.
And as many prophets as God sent they rejected as evidenced by these words from the One who came to save them from that fruitless cycle who said “oh Jerusalem, the one who stones and kills the prophets and all who are sent to her, oh how I mourn, now this destruction is upon you.”
And of The Holy Spirit thus indicating that while the earthen Holy place stood, the way into the original was not manifest. That while the believer thought the Tabernacle was significant, that it had to be removed to open the invisible one, how much more their stone buildings in a physical Jerusalem. That “while the first one was standing, the way into the original in the heavens was not yet manifest, it too had to be taken out of the way, so Jesus ordered it’s destruction saying “not one stone shall be left upon another”.
You may say, huh? But remember the testimony to the Samaritan women “the time that is coming is already here when you will not in Jerusalem worship the Father but in Spirit and Truth. For the Father is Spirit and truth and seeketh such”. Such are we who have made the exchange. Our transition from here to there. This is our journey into the invisible, as being more substantial then the ground on which you stand because “faith is the substance of things hoped for being the evidence of the things unseen”.
You see because of faith, all physical items become un-necessary relics. And in their case they were adulterous because they got stuck on them
This is the whole reason for Paul’s letter to those in Galatia, who said For it is written that Abraham had two sons: the one by a bondwoman, the other by a freewoman. 23 But he who was of the bondwoman was born according to the flesh, and he of the freewoman through promise, 24 which things were symbolic. For these are [g]the two covenants: the one from Mount Sinai which gives birth to bondage, which is Hagar— 25 for this Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia, and corresponds to (earthen) Jerusalem which (then was and) now is, and is in bondage with her children— 26 but the Jerusalem above is free, which is the mother of us all.” Showing the exchange takes place, from above in the spirit of the mind.
This was all because they couldn’t make the corrolation or the transition of these things into the spirit.
Yes we are sojourners, but our travel “Jerusalem above, the Mother of us all. She is the one adorned being the bride of Christ coming down of God from Heaven”, do you know She meets you where you are at? She comes down from Heaven.
In the beginning She brooded over the face of the waters. Then She brooded and said Oh Jerusalem how I would’ve gathered you as a mother hen gathers her chicks. And now She broods over you looking for a reflection of Jesus. As these words concur that “we beholding as in a mirror are being transfigured in His self same image, from the glory to the Glory as by the Spirit.
Hierarchy’s and Sub-Archons, Plateau’s in The Spirit.
The Son of God has this Testimony “For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created by Him and for Him.”
And He goes on to say about His Elect that “you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power”. So there is nothing left undisclosed. That “all things are open and exposed in the eyes with whom we have to do” and as Jesus said “all things I have from the Father I have made known to you”. John 15.15 So we have full disclosure from them.
Our purpose is to be in the command center with the Architect, the fabricator and Orchestrator of all things. To rule and reign with Jesus Christ.
Even as scripture says “know ye not we shall judge angels?” And “The Lord cometh with thousands of His saints to execute judgment”. So we know what the game plan is. This is our climb to the upper eshlons of the spirit.
If we are gifted with what Christ has right now as “joint heirs”, then we have a responsibility. It is encumbant upon us to know what we have, how to use it and where it takes us. We need to know when we are completed, then how and when it will be implimented.
As we navigate our way through The plateaues of the Spirit, we must take note, lest we be found wandering like the bygone law and the prophets, whose old expired testiment was left as an example of how NOT to do it. (Hebrews 3.16+)
Even as Peter said, 10 Of this salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that would come to you, 11 searching what manner of time, the Spirit of Christ who was in them was indicating when He testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ and the glories (His offspring) that would follow.” Mentioning us.
So let’s start at the bottom.
In the beginning mankind was made in the image and likeness of God and then fell. Because it wasn’t a carnal fall, there were no broken bones or bruises. Because it was in the spirit and in the mind, mankind is still falling today. Look at the consequences. The desease, sickness, metal illness, murders and inarduant passions all originate from the fall. These are not from God. This is what the world needed saved from and why it was said of The Christ in a blasphemous way “you saved others, save yourself”. He is the remedy for all these.
In our humanity we were born under a trove of obstacles and with Gods gifts to us of His completeness offered through the Gospel according to godliness (God-like-ness), it is our duty to shake ourselves from the dust of the earth by casting off the manmade surrogates that detain humanity. We are to take on our new nature and our God given tools to rise up above the debris of the fall in Eden passed on to all of humanity, and get back on track to “run for the prize” a course even Adam and Eve were suppose to participate in.
With the fall being reversed at the cross, we can now arise to our potential. In Christ we have our do over. “Therefore let us run the race with endurance, looking to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy set before Him (us), He endured the cross, despising the shame”. But He did it anyway, for He who called you is faithful” who paved the way.
Scripture instructs us with these words “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the (invisible) rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places”. In various plateaues of the spirit through which we must combat.
Showing us here that we are responsible to take on this challenge. However it is really quite easy as shown for us here of how we are given the victory. Also saying of Yeshua “Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.”
But you have need of endurance so that after you have done the will of God you may receive the promise, run in such a way that you may receive the prize. Do not be as one who beats the air. We need to be cogniscient and alert.
Our Savior shows us how to overcome these obstacles so that they can become relics of old skirmishes that become like stripes on the shoulders of Sargent’s and Leutenant’s of tasks accomplished long ago.
If you remember our Lord battled for 40 days in the wilderness instead of 40 years, not for Himself, but for us, to show us how to complete the crash course.
His ultimate battle and trophy was the cross of which it is said “Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it”. Showing us where He buried the enemies.
This was not only His victory but ours too because it is His victory set before us that makes us complete upon our following His lead. As He requested “follow Me that where I am ye may be also”. He is calling us out of all earthly kingdoms. All.
Mankind fell in purpose in the stratus of the mind, and because man fell in position and power, a man had to fix the fall. For this reason God sent His only begotten Son into the world to obtain the resurrection. He blew through the various stratas. “He who ascended also descended to fill all and all”.
Meaning: it was God’s very composition who “became flesh and dwelled among us” who reversed the ill effects of the fall. The world does not need to be redeemed. The problem was with man. Creation just simply reflects to humanity their spiritual condition and standing with God. It doesn’t fall or rise it reflects. That is why Paul said “to the pure all things are pure”. We see without distortions.
If you truly learn to sift through the various distractions presented to you through various sorts of misinformation and take your rightful inheritance of being “seated far above all principalities and powers,” then it could be said of you too that, you “sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, 4 having become so much better than the angels, as He has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.” This is our perch and place of rest.
You haveta, haveta, haveta, understand that we were not left here to always fight against rulers in sub-sector stratus in the spirit. You can receive your completion, enter your rest and be on standby for the final trumpet call.
If you are looking for another act from God to help you through this time and your sojourning here on earth, you don’t really know the Salvation of God gifted to all would be believers. That “God sent His Son NOT into the world to condemn but to Save. And He does this one person at a time through the power of His Holy Spirit and the tools provided to us through the Gospel. That’s it.
For this reason we associate Not being of an Adamic nature of covering ourselves with insurance policies for just in case. There are no surprises for the Elect “in Christ”, like Christ, a new creation.
Scripture saying “if anyone be in Christ, old things HAVE passed away, all things HAVE become new and all things are from God” not of earthen elements, tools or mindsets.
That’s what makes Him the Savior to all who would follow in His footsteps through the Plateaues of the spirit and fulfill the words in yourself that “ YOU He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, 2 in which you once (but no more) walked according to the [a]course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, 3 among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others”. The carnal leadings are of the strata of constant bombardments without any protection.
But the scripture goes on to say that “4 God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in trespasses, He made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus”. If you are of His sort.
This is spoken as a foregone conclusion of those who are fully “in Christ” having put of our old person in the fashion of Adam and Eve, and have put on our new nature, born of Gods Word and His Holy Spirit, that are totally and irrevocably, distinctively different then all sub-sectors of the lower heavens and earth, being elevated above everything. With Christ we are now “waiting for His enemies to be made His footstool”. That all the battles have been fought and won, the last enemy to be defeated is your unbelief, because Satan, sin and death hang limp, dead and powerless at the cross.
The tools to become overcomers has been shown to us, and with our cooperation in activating these tools on our own behalf, it can be said of us to. That we being seated in the Heavenlies, are watching and waiting in a patient repose with The Godhead, for the events on earth to be played out into the completion of the Elect. But right now “The Kingdom of God is at hand” still, and you must press in to obtain the prize. Do not be as one who beats the air.
We can learn from Paul who said “24 Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may [i]obtain it.25 And everyone who competes for the prize[j]is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown.26 Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air. 27 But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection”. Showing for us the seriousness of the matter of our cooperation and persistence to “lay ahold of why God laid ahold of you”.
Here we are cautioned: “Therefore we must give [a]the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away. 2 For if the word spoken through angels proved steadfast, and every transgression (departure) and disobedience received a just [b]reward, 3 how shall we escape if we neglect ( and turn from) such a great salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those (of us) who have heard Him” and repeated by us who are called to do so.
This Testimony have all the Elect. Of those who accepted the challenge to obtain the gift and “do not insult the gift giver” by asking Him to do more. He is already with you every step of the way, you just cannot see Him visually for He has said “I will never leave you or forsake you”. And “the Lord is my helper, what can man do into me?”.
For those who obtain the prize.
We proverbially take a bow and tip our hats, throw them in the air and with jumps and shouts of jubilation we shout “Glory Hallelujah”. We are gathered around the Throne of That One, “The Lamb having been slain from the foundation of the world”.
The Apostle John put it as simply and susinctly as this, “and who is it that overcomes the world? Those who believe that Christ came in the flesh”. Meaning the Savior came, the saving happened, we have a savior. His saving is complete. Therefore we who have taken on the obstacles and clamored up the things that God has said, taking Him at His word, His invitation, we too “are complete in Him who is head over all principality and power too. Amen.
This have all The Saints, The Elect, The Watchers and The Holy Ones. Same things, different verbage, being “The Symposium of the Spirits of just humans made perfect. Hebrews 12.22
So if you can learn to rest in this (this is the Rest of God) we will examine stratus levels in the spirit because ”
5 God has not put the world (realm) to come, of which we speak, in subjection to angels. (No we are much higher than they) 6 But one testified in a certain place, saying:
“What is man that You are mindful of him, (that you thought of them like that) Or the son of man that You take care of him? (Or bestow these priveledges on them like that) 7 You have made him[d]a little lower than the angels; (regarding their humanity) You have crowned him with glory and honor, [e]And set him over the works of Your hands. 8 You have put all things in subjection under his feet”. But we do see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God, would taste death for everyone.” Meaning, we don’t have to. Death has no hold on us.
With these truths made clear, let Him show us the subsectors of strata’s between God and humanity and those who struggle with these “high things that exault themselves against the knowledge of God”. It is through this new understanding of who we are “in Christ” and owning the inheritance already given to us and outlined in The New Covenant, that we quelch all enemies and all fear subsides. We come to ourselves seated with Him in our right minds.
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.
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 translaters not to distinguish more clearly the resurrection from the ascention. 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 ascention for the full aquisision 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 discription 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 verbage of who God is and what God is about. Knowing these more clearly we then know ourselves better. The Glory is the aquisition 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. 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 ourselves, 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. 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 accusor to accomplish the task.
We are guilty to this charge, as rejecting the gift of salvation with eternal 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 instrumentations 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.
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 aquisition accomplished in this age. All have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God? Not to the resurrected saints in hot persuit of that 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 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 Glories 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 instrumentations of the things God has giftef to us to call our own. Glory to God for His (humanly) in describable gift” of gifting us Himself. Amen
Here are a couple more translation discrepancies about glory
The word Glory from the Greek is doxa and generally interpretated glory. Peter uses “doxa”, but it was translated into “dignitaries” as seen here, “who 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”.
There are only two places in scripture that glory is interpreted into dignitaries, meaning; glory in a plural form. The other verse this happens to is in the book of Jude speaking of “these dreamers defile the flesh, reject authority, and speak evil of dignitaries.”
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. Had the translators been more consistent, we would have a more clear picture of our calling. That since God is our Father, and He begats Glories. He does not have another offspring. Glory is another description of His mature offspring and not politicians or people with earthly power, but those who recieve the full gift.
Even as Paul said “to which He called you by our gospel, for the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 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’.
So let us understand this more clearly so that Paul’s prayer for us would have more clarity. “That that God and Father of our Lord and Savior, The Father of Glory’s (the one who begets glory), would give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him” so you can see more clearly your calling and your Election. Because as we know Him, we know ourselves more clearly. And if you don’t grasp and lay hold of the Glory, again we fall short from our full calling, for our full transfiguration “for the obtaining of Glory.
If this seams to lofty, we need to go no further than Christs own prayer to the Father on our behalf. In John 17 He said “22 And theglory which You gave Me I have given them,that they may be one just as We are one’. Can you recieve this? Jesus was then taken to the cross ensure payment was rendered in full for you to strive to lay a hold of this upward call of God in Christ.
We have this age only to do this, for the day is coming when it will be said ” He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him be righteous still; he who is holy, let him be holystill.”
Today is the day of salvation. Now us the age for us to aquire the gift of godliness, or 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 of being “in Christ”. Peace
The writer of The Revelation of Jesus Christ had these words to say to the faithful.
10 Because you have kept[g]My command to persevere,I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come uponthe whole world, to test those who dwellon the earth.11 [h]Behold,I am coming quickly!Hold fast what you have, that no one may takeyour crown”.
However keep in mind that, just because God has promised to keep us from the hour of trial that comes upon the whole world, that doesn’t mean we can stop our pursuit from pressing in to God, because we may then be counted as a slothful steward of the things of God. And that is going backward. Especially when the time comes because you will need His strength. For some He comes as a thief. The giver becomes a taker and we don’t want to know Him that way.
Even as it says in another place, “let no one steal your reward”. A constant vigilance and participation in the things of God is required on your part to secure your inheritance with “the spirits of just men made perfect. (Hebrews 12)
Just as John the Apostle said in his second epistle, “Look to yourselves, that we do not lose those things we worked for, but that we may receive a full reward”.
And some excerpts from Hebrews say “let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith”and “For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise“. Meaning, to aquire the things that were said and laid out cryptically in scripture and made known by way of revelations, visitations and comings of Christ. Even as Paul said, the gospel I’ve made known to you I did not receive from man but by revelations from Jesus Christ”. And His Revelations are many. Hopefully you are being bombarded right now.
You see those who were counted as faithful was because in their efforts to persevere during the hardships and testings they endured in their daily lives, having been found undaunted and undetoured from obtaining the promises of God, and having held their ground of standing on God’s Word through all the turbulence. Not being tempted by putting their faith in the provisions and providers of this age, but being found faithful, trusting “in Christ” not having their own righteousness, or ways of doing things, but the righteousness which is by faith in Jesus Christ for eternal Glory.
From this they did not sway but stayed strong in their reliance upon God. They endured as seeing Him who is invisible as being their sole provider. Even as Abraham said “I lift my hand to the Lord God, possessor of Heaven and Earth, that I will take not a stitch of clothing or a sandal strap from you lest you say you made me rich.”
Paul describes his work and reward like this “by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.” This is what Paul cooperated with.
And from 1st Peter, 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to an inheritance [b]incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven foryou, 5 who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. It is not the salvation that is revealed in the last time, but those who possess it.
The saving from God comes by confession. That if you believe in your heart and confess with your mouth you shall be saved. Once you receive the package, it is up to you to learn what it is, how to put it on, and how to be ready “for the salvation to be revealed in the last time. There are many who are ready. They are on standby even now. These are the watchers and the Holy ones of the spirits of just men made perfect.
This concept is further developed by Jude who speaks of how “Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints, 15 to execute judgment on all, to convict all who are ungodly”describing for us those who have aquired the full package of godliness before this age wraps up as evidenced by their participating in judging it before this age expires.
Even as Paul said “know ye not that we shall judge angels? How much more things that pertain to this life “. Yes those who “kept not their proper domain” shall be put in their place. The place we call “outer darkness” where”the worm never does” and the “unquenchable fire”.
And as Isaiah said “they shall go forth and look Upon the corpses of the men Who have transgressed against Me. For their worm does not die, And their fire is not quenched. They shall be an abhorrence to all flesh.”
With these testimonies laid out for our preponderance, why then would it seam strange, that us having past the tests, one skirmish after another, that we the Elect, could forgo the test that “comes upon the face of the earth to try those who dwell there in”? That testing happens to them by mandate, however we did it willingly and ungrudgingly so we don’t need a crash course. Remember the account of Lot and his families extraction from Sodom? But Abraham was even more fortunate because him and Sarah were already detached. There are his sort in our day too.
And because we followed God’s Holy Spirit in judging ourselves first, then by observing fallen angels with their obsessions, we learn to make a judgment and sellect a verdict. And based upon that verdict, God calibrates us along the way so that we will be ready to “judge angels” because “we know them by their works”, we know them better than they know themselves. Even those who hide behind masks of benevolence. We know who they are.
And as Paul said in Ephesians 3 to the intent that now the [d]manifold wisdom of God would be made known by the Eklesia (meaning us who are called) to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places,11 according to the eternal purpose.” We are those who they have been trying to detain, because the agencies they’ve stolen belongs to us.
And again from Paul,bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, 6 and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.” Because this is our calling. Godliness. To share in the Father’s works.
So we know what our purpose is.
We followed the command to “come out of her My people lest you partake of her sins and receive of her judgments”. We now know what her sins and judgments are.
Yes and “therefore cleanse yourself from all filthiness of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. And “come out and be ye separate saith the Lord and I will receive you. Then you shall be my son’s son daughters says The Lord.” And so we did, being flesh of His flesh and bone of His bone of Glorious Spirit and truth, we ascend to our inheritance “for the Father seeketh such” (John 4)
We are in the world and not of the world. So the rapid fire succession of events have no sway on us. We are of another per-sway-sion. Having been tested and coming forth as gold while we willingly cooperated in “such a great salvation spoken by the Lord first and confirmed by those who heard it,” speaking of us. Our crossover is complete and now we are conscientious observers and onlookers as these things unfold. We are in the stands, not in the skirmish.
“God sent His Son into the world not to condemn the world but to save it”. Did you receive that saving? Because that has already been allocated and completed to those who have been tested. Those who reject that saving will be tried and judged accordingly.
What we went through voluntarally, is what others will have to take the cram course for with no repreave because the time is short. Hence the “rapid fire succession of events” made to “try those who dwell on the earth” who are still attached to the carnal associations, and failed to complete their cross over while there was time.
While faith is required, the doors are still open. When everything is seen, you won’t need faith, but faith is the door. Then this saying from the Revelation will be implimented that “11 He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him [e]be righteous still; he who is holy, let him be holy still.” Like musical chairs, when the music stops, the place you are at is the place that you stay. This is why Paul in essence said to compete as one who wants first place.
Many are still in the middle of their preponderance and decision making but can not make the break. This testing is God’s last push to have you rescued. But you have to attentively cooperate, whole hearted.
Our crossover and prequalifying is complete and we have received the promise that “we are complete in Him who is the head over all principalities and powers”. So you can see why those below can’t touch us.
Even as scripture says “do not think it strange by the trial that is to try you as some strange thing is happening to you, but rejoice to the extent that as you participate in these things, you are partakers of the Divine nature, and escape the corruption that is in the world through lusts”. So you know what our tools are for departure.
We are counted as those closest to the Lamb with tall stature. Meaning we have oversight of these things. How else could we speak in such a matter if it were not true.
That “22 Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth [i]through the Spirit”. We have aquired something from God, by passing a test we need not repeat. We were called to follow Him where He is. And that place is in the ever present ubiquitous nature of Gods Holy Spirit, our Helper, Comforter our Teacher and new environment.
18 knowing that you were not redeemed with [g]corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, 19 but with (something much greater being) the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. 20 He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was [h]manifest in due time (in Greek, your own time) for you 21 who through Him believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.” As is your dependancy
Jesus Christ is the only human throughout all time, that has a grave with no body in it. There is a testimony from that one, that is qualified to instruct us. All other prophets and religious leaders can only speak of this life because they died. That’s where dead men take you. The testimony of Christ is that He ever lives, so He has some things for us others don’t.
And from 2nd Peter “4 by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these (promises) you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the [c]corruption that isin the world“. This is spoken as an established fact, and a foregone conclusion, of promises fulfilled of things we have received from the Son of God as written in His Word. So now you know where you need to go to aquire these provisions from the Father. To His Only Begotten and allocated to as many as receive Him.
For these are the implements for your passage and your safety and sanctification during your journey, for your crossover from here to there, so you are protected. As God said through Jesus Christ “be ye Holy as I am Holy. His scripture is the owners manual for those who are practicing godliness, meaning God-like-ness.
Welcome home my friends, if you are of this sort.
You have heard it said that “it will be as in the days of Noah”, that the fallen angels would be at work again? That they would be active again? The trap is laid, they are now being exposed for judgment and we are on standby. This service have all the Elect.
Remember Lot and his wife. Do not look back as though you left something behind. You won’t need it where you are going.
Jesus Christ said these words pertaining to a time that would come upon the whole world and test the hearts of people. Their affections for the things they have and the things they think they need, would distract them from what is really important, and the only thing they can obtain to keep, and the only real thing God is concerned about, being your invisible part that is uniquely designed to interact and cohabitate with Him called your heart, mind soul and spirit. Even as Jesus said “what does it profit a man to gain the world and loose his soul”, given that the world and all its embellishments will be removed for the eternal to be unhindered. So you know what the real meaning of life is, to live eternally with the Father undistracted.
We use words like soul, heart and conscience to define this expanse in spirit and occupied by those who are of “the body of Christ”. Not like the body of a man, but somewhat like a political body of edicts, but much greater, being a collective ownership of selves/cells that make up the Body of Christ. His body is a conglomeration of those who have obtained the things given to us described in scripture and called them their own, as co-owners and joint heirs of the things of God in Christ. We are the Elect and the purpose of this time is our preparation and maturation.
In possessing your soul, when there are those who seek to hurt or kill you, God said “not a hair on your head shall be lost” showing us that our physical body is not what we hold on to tightly. That is only a vessel, a container, a bag and a rag that gets put off and returns to the dust.
And again from Jesus “do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell”. Which shows us what really matters and it is not the flesh.
In truth, our new person is an embodiment like God is, and not confined to a time or place, but your physical body is. We don’t let that define or limit us. We know we don’t keep that. As Paul teaches in Colossians 3. That “we have put off the body of the sins of the flesh, and (we have) put on the new person who is just like Christ”. This was spoken as being operational and active for us today and not being crafted with elements specific to time and matter, but constructs of words, God’s words. These all collected together and re-assembled inside us, qualifies us as “the Elect”, of those having received the gift of God seen in His Son through scripture.
Some prophets call Gods collection a terrible crystal and others a sea of glass, as being a congruant, harmonious transparency of saints and holy ones. Did you know the word holy means a transparency that is invisible. That those who are called saints are a piece this? Even as Jesus said “be Holy as I am Holy”. He didn’t give us a task that He didn’t empower us to do.
To put off the body of the sins of the flesh is to detach from the dependency, services and products of this age that appear to empower people, that have them bound by contracts, terms, conditions and services and such. Do not touch, handle or taste for those that do will perish with using them them. Stay clear of these and you can say like Jesus said “the god of this age comes and has nothing in Me” because we have put off the deeds of the flesh with all its embellishments, and put on true righteousness which is according to Godliness.
There are no deposits we need to return, there are no contracts that we are beholden to, there are no balances of services we need to use or perform. All our accounts are paid in full. We remain paid in full with no real obligations but to love God and the souls God has given us. In doing so, we have come clean. The god of this age comes? Let him blow right on by. There are no entanglements.
This is why the Psalmist says “Our soul has escaped as a bird from the snare of the fowlers; The snare is broken, and we have escaped.” So you see maybe you have permission.
What a blessedness to be beholden to nothing but the grace of God. What tender love.
Jesus when asked about His Kingdom said “My Kingdom is not of this age” so we know what our inheritance is. It’s a timeless piece.
As a matter of fact, every time we were withheld from accomplishing and attaining to something here and denied, it is because God already gave it to us, but He reserved it for us in our rightful home with Him. We have lost nothing. Where our treasure is, there our heart our heart is also. The things of this age comes and goes, but “the Word of the Lord endureth forever. It is our eternal consumable product that needs no preservatives and never wears out. There is nothing in this age that’s good that doesn’t have a Heavenly counterpart that never wears out.
For the things we were denied or stolen from us, in truth we were kept from spending our inheritance here. If you are of this sort, Thank you for your patience and perseverance there is a reconning coming your way. Rejoice, your reward in Heaven is Great. And it is not that it is reserved in some far away place because we partake and participate with it even now. And it is not as if the reward is an it. It is a Him many call Christ Jesus and The Word of God. He is called Christ first because that is central to what He does, but He has many other names, like wonderful counselor, almighty God and King of kings.
The modern name Jesus has lost its true meaning, so we know Him as savior. He saves us from the rapid fire procession of distractions that try to pull on you and to distract you as if to hold you back. But these things have no gravitational pull on us who are born of the spirit. We know what to let go of.
And from David in Psalms 11.
In the Lord I put my trust; How can you say to my soul, “Flee as a bird to your mountain”? As if to defy gravity? According to Isaiah some of us have done that. We know how to flee like a bird to His mountain. We have taken God at His Word as the rightful heirs and co-owners of the things of God, that He had before He ever said “let there be light. We are seated in the Heavenlies in Christ Jesus” the Originator and architect of all of creation. We know it as “that which is from the beginning” which is the same as all that is left after the dust of creation has been recalled. It served it’s purpose to some. God’s Word accomplished all His desire and we are done. Like bread in an oven. We have risen and been taken out. We are His desire of those that have made it home.
Does this all sound strange to you? Well think of the testimony of Enoch, 5 By faith Enoch was taken away so that he did not see death, “and was not found, because God had taken him”; for before he was taken he had this testimony, that he pleased God.” This one was not distracted by the unfolding events in the place that is in constant change, creation. He tested by faith in the Everlasting. So can you. We call it The Rest of God. (Hebrews 4)
So you have to ask, why did God put that testimony of Enoch being taken in scripture? It is to entice you, to spur you on to “the upward call of God in Christ Jesus”. He is resting too “waiting for His enemies to be made His footstool”. Yes the action plan is in play and needs no more effort on His part, or ours either for that matter. If Enoch obtained such a reward, so can we because we have the same composition, design and calling, providing that we stay focused and keep on growing in the knowledge of Him. This grants us access to Him and His things that are with Him beckoning us upward.
In this way the Kingdom of God is always at hand. It is a timeless call of a place that is always open. It is “The Kingdom prepared from the foundations of the world”,,, if you can receive it, welcome home.
Peter makes this peculiar statement in his first epistle, “for this reason the gospel was preached also to those who are dead, for them to be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit“. Showing us that those in the previous generations before Christ appearing, that did not know the gospel in its fullness, they had another opportunity to hear it in its entirety, so they could live in the same way as God.
They had another chance to respond more appropriately to the gospel invitation. That Christ after his bodily death descended down into Hades and gave to the spirits of humans a way out, that “they may live according to God in the Spirit” as we just quoted from Peter the Apostle. God had some unfinished business in the previous age.
We see some of a byproduct of this in Matthew 27
52 And the graveswere opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,
53 And came out of the gravesafter his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many”.
Even as Paul described of this event in Ephesians 4, that “Now that he (Christ) ascended, what is it but that (first) he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?
10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, in order for Him to fill all things.“
Meaning, Jesus Christ saturated everything everwhere in His original construct of Spirit and Truth. This was all done while His human body was in a cavewith a stone placed in front of it.
This is why scripture says in Hebrews 4 that “13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in His sight: but all things are naked and exposed unto the eyes of Him with whom we have to do”. And of the Old Testament passage that “known to God from eternity are all His works. That God pre-played every outcome meticulously and His purposes are played out to perfection. All things make perfect sense on the other side of the veil of human reasoning, and what God planned for happens to a tee.
1. That the Elect obtain God’s Glory. 2. that wickedness is trapped and treated. 3. and God extends His forgiveness and forbearance to those made in His image. That all of His edicts are carried out to perfection. God is sovereign, and that “God does nothing but what He reveals to His servants and prophets”. How much more to us the Elect who are seated with Him in Heavenly places.
The Righteous Judgement of God.
We know according to scripture that God is just. Meaning that God is fair. That He judges and presides over everything. That any question anyone would have about fairness of the why’s, where’s and the when’s, that God is just and the justifier. He makes things right.
Even Peter says that, “God is not willing that any should perish but that all should repent (the individuals responsibility) and receive eternal life”. God abstains from annihilation and goes out of his way to do so as seen in the previous text and as evidenced by Christ at the cross where He paid the price for our short comings so we wouldn’t have to. A fair God wouldn’t do that. You would have to receive life based upon your own merit and you don’t have any.
God gives everyone ample opportunity to repent and come clean by being washed by His sacrificial lamb, a concept that Israel portrayed on holy days as a foretelling of the Christ that would come into the world. A just God wouldn’t do that. You don’t deserve a full pardon. Even during your best behavior on your best day, God owes you nothing on your own merit. That too is a testimony to His patience, in hopes that you will come clean in His prescribed way to receive eternal life.
To think that you could come clean on your own, is the sin of “self righteousness. That was the sin of the Jews. They thought they were the right for others to try to emulate when in reality they were a testimony to the patience of God “because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed” Romans 3.25. But then they too were judged.
Gods forbearance with the Israelites lasted a few thousand years. His testimony with the Jews was a show of His patience as shown here. “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, those who kill the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under herwings, but you were not willing!” God had patiently pleaded with a Israel through the mouth of the prophets for a few thousand years. And how many of them were found righteous . According to the Psalms and quoted by Paul “none no not one”. Romans 3.10
God need not answer anybody. When the account of things are finalized, everyone will see that God is more than fair, He witholds His judgment all along the way. He gives mercy and grace and extends His favors over and over and over.
God doesn’t need to explain anything to anyone, but He does to His Elect.
As we see Paul say in Romans “Eternal life to those who by a patient continuence of doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, but indignation, anguish and wrath on the soul of everyone who does evil. To the Jews first and also to the gentiles” meaning other nationalities as well. Even as we saw judgment with the Jews first, so shall it be to other people “for their is no partiality with God for He is no respecter of persons”. He loves all nationalities equally.
The Jews were given to show us that the patience of God has an end. And that God had consistent mercy on them for a few thousand years, and in Gods final judgment of the Jews how many were worthy? How many of them did what was right?
10 As it is written:
“There is none righteous, no, not one; 11 There is none who understands; There is none who seeks after God. 12 They have all turned aside; They have together become unprofitable; There is none who does good, no, not one.”
We can understand more clearly the judgment of God from Paul here in his letter to the Romans, that they were [b]treasuring up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God, 6 who “will render to each one according to his deeds”7 eternal life to those who by patient continuance in doing good seek for glory, honor, and immortality; 8 but to those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, to them indignation and wrath, 9 tribulation and anguish, on every soul of man who does evil, of the Jew first (as an example) and also of the [c]Greek; 10 but glory, honor, and peace to everyone who works what is good, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 11 For there is no partiality with God.”
So you can see a full pardon is offered to all of humanity indiscreetly. The Jews were used as an example but they have no preference with God.
We have to trust the processes and patience of God.
Your limited understanding should not triumph over God’s word in your decision making process. You have to trust what is written more than what is presented to your view through common events.
Paul puts it like this in Romans 2 saying “God in His forbearance had passed over the sins that were previously committed, 26 to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, for Him to be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.” Here again showing us that God has mercy, meaning He gives you favor you don’t deserve.
And again from Romans 3.
21 But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, 22 even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all [f]and on all who believe. For there is no difference; 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 being justified [g]freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God set forth as a [h]propitiation (a payment rendered) by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed, (and levied against our soul) 26 to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, for Him to be just and the justifier of the one who has faith/trust in Jesus.
27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? Of works? No, but by the law of faith. 28 Therefore we conclude that a person is [i]justified by faith apart from the deeds of the law. 29 Or is He the God of the Jews only? Is He not also the God of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also, 30 since there isone God who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith.”
So the question is then, if God had that patience and forgiveness to the previous generations held in the earth, who were in the dark about God, will He not have the same Mercy to other generations and cultures in the same circumstances? The answer is yes, or God would be unfair.
David had this to say of his son from Bathsheba, that “I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.” This boy had no opportunity to be saved according to the gospel but was still seen in the place past time, with the potential to “live according to God in the spirit” like Peter talked about.
We see here another time given, like those souls Christ preached to in the underworld. There is another collection of souls who get the same opportunity at the end of the New Covenant era, to receive eternal life as spoken of in Revelation 20, 12 And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before [c]God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Bookof Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books”.
This was all done after God’s first fruits were already established in His presence as evidenced in Revelation 20, showing us that God harvests His elect to Glory first, then deals with each one “according to their works”. God is just, and judge of all His own works. God is supreme.
We see that God has a day of reconning for those who did not repent and seek to persue to attain to all the riches of Christ in their lifetime, but however they will recieve a reward based upon what they did attain. But be careful what you think you deserve because we see in Peter that “the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the earth and all man’s works shall melt with fervent heat, for the eternal to be clean.
Meaning that people’s kingdoms and everything they did in a carnal way has no place in God’s Heavenly Kingdom . He is concerned only about peoples invisible part of their mind, soul and spirit. After all that is the only part of you that can interact with God of being like His things. The emotions is the energy that motivates good deeds done by faith without mandates of laws. Not just the laws of Moses, but any law. God looks at the motives of the heart.
Christ used the parable of the loaves in fishes, when explaining what He collects. That when everyone was done eating bread, even all the fragments that were dropped were picked up. For us there are some people who are the fragments who are gathered up last. This is the final harvest of miscellaneous scraps with great importance to God. None were lost. Whatever God sowed into the earth, was harvested back to Him, even as He said through Isaiah, so shall My Word be that proceeded from My mouth. It shall not return to me void, but shall accomplish all My desire”. And what is God’s desire? That His Word in us, returns to Him, with us in it. Are you in His Word? Because that is the vehicle that takes you home. Word.
I personally would rather be found and counted with the Elect of God who ” attain to all the riches of Christ” while we are in this life, then to find myself on the other side regretting lost opportunities.
For those who ask “are there many or few that are saved?” Paul in Romans says this “as by one man’s disobedience manywere made sinners (Adam), so by the obedience of one, Christ, shall manybe made righteous. And “For as by one man’s disobedience manywere made sinners, so by the obedience of one, Christ, shall manybe made righteous.” Meaning more than are not.
God gives eternal life to as many as He wants. So even the Elect cannot be smug in a self righteousness.
Christ making “many righteous”, is the fulfillment of the promise given to Abraham to “Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be”. So is the seed of Christ of those who are born into Him. They are many like the stars of heaven. Blessed be God for His Glorious works of salvation. Not one crumb was missing from the several loaves, but all were collected, so don’t think “the world is going to Hell in a handbasket”. You can’t see what is taking place from down there on earth.
If God’s promise to Abraham is not enough, we need to go no further than to the Throne Room in the Book of The Revelation of Jesus Christ, where people from every culture are present ‘for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, language, tongue, and people, and nation”. And may we add, throughout time, even to the end of creation.
But, Woe to those who collect people like trophies to validate their cause and denomination. To vindicate and justify themselves over others.
Even as Paul preached in Corinthians “one says I am of Appolos, are you not just acting like silly men? However there are many competing demons doing the same things, collecting people like trophies. However they will have nothing to brag about from the fire.
Paul expounded on this more in Romans
Since “no other foundation can be laid which Christ laid”, however we can build upon it, this shows for us that the things that we build physically would fall through because His Kingdom is Spirit and Truth. So the things that are built upon it are Spirit and Truth, being motivators of the heart and love.
So the kind deeds that many have done inhumanity, are not overlooked. Even as Christ said, for in that you’ve done it to the least of one of these you’ve done it for me. Meaning that those who have sacrificed their lives for the souls and welfare of others, may get another piece of that pie in the sky we call Glory.
There are many that confess in Jesus, that are stuck at the crossed waiting for the second coming to save them. These are farther away from the kingdom then those that reject elements of modern Chritianity and still do what’s right in the spirit.
1st Corinthians 15 spells out that Jesus Christ is first, then the Elect being first fruits are next, then those who are Christs at his coming” as the order of those He collects.
The lesson from Peter discussing Christ going to the underbelly of the Earth to preach faith so the spirits of the dead can live according to the spirits of men, shows for us that everyone has equal opportunity. This should also strike at the root of modern-day Phariseeism, that if somebody doesn’t sit in the pews of your church doesn’t mean they’re going to hell. “God doesn’t dwell in buildings made with hands” but He does live in hearts filled with the love of God. They made a home for Him.
Just a note of caution: do not think you can hear deep things of God and go back to your old self. You are responsible for what you do with the revelations and understandings God has presented to you. I would not want to be found a lazy or pre-occupied servant where Christ said “take the talents from him who buried them and cast him into outer darkness where there will be wailing and knashing of teeth. Woe to them for failed opportunities. Hear what the Word of God says.
The writer of The Revelation of Jesus Christ had these words to say to the faithful.
10 Because you have kept[g]My command to persevere,I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come uponthe whole world, to test those who dwellon the earth.11 [h]Behold,I am coming quickly!Hold fast what you have,that no one may takeyour crown”.
However keep in mind that, just because God has promised to keep us from the hour of trial that comes upon the whole world, that doesn’t mean we can stop our pursuit from pressing in to God, because we may then be counted as a slothful steward of the things of God. And that is going backward. Especially when the time comes because you will need His strength. For some He comes as a thief. We don’t want to know Him that way.
Even as it says in another place, “let no one steal your reward”. A constant vigilance and participation in the things of God is required on your part to secure your inheritance.
Just as John the Apostle said in his second epistle, “Look to yourselves, that we do not lose those things we worked for, but that we may receive a full reward”.
And some excerpts from Hebrews say “let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith”and “For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise“. Meaning, to aquire the things that were said and laid out cryptically in scripture and made known by way of revelations, visitations and comings of Christ. Even as Paul said, the gospel I’ve made known to you I did not receive from man but by revelations from Jesus Christ.
You see they were counted as faithful because in their efforts to persevere during the hardships and testings they endured in their daily lives, having been found undaunted and undetoured from obtaining the promises of God, and having held their ground of standing on God’s Word. Not being tempted by putting their faith in the provisions and providers of this age, but being found faithful, trusting “in Christ” not having their righteousness, or ways of doing things, but the righteousness which is by faith in Jesus Christ for eternal Glory.
From this they did not sway but stayed strong in their reliance upon God. They endured as seeing Him who is invisible as being their sole provider. Even as Abraham said “I lift my hand to the Lord God, possessed of Heaven and Earth, that I will take not a stitch of clothing or a sandal strap from you lest you say you made me rich.”
Paul describes his work and reward like this “by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which waswith me.” This is what Paul cooperated with.
And from 1st Peter, 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to an inheritance [b]incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heavenforyou, 5 who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
This concept is further developed by Jude who speaks of how “Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints, 15 to execute judgment on all, to convict all who are ungodly”describing for us those who have aquired the full package of godliness before this age wraps up as evidenced by their participating in judging it before it expires.
Even as Paul said “know ye not that we shall judge angels”. Yes those who “kept not their proper domain” shall be put in their place. The place we call “outer darkness” and the “unquenchable fire”.
And as Isaiah said “they shall go forth and look Upon the corpses of the men Who have transgressed against Me. For their worm does not die, And their fire is not quenched. They shall be an abhorrence to all flesh.”
With these testimonies laid out for our preponderance, why then would it seam strange, that us having past the test, one skirmish after another, that we the Elect, could forgo the test that “comes upon the face of the earth to try those who dwell there in”? That testing happens to them by mandate, however we did it willingly and ungrudgingly so we don’t need a do-over. And because we followed God’s Holy Spirit in judging ourselves first and applying mercy, then by observing fallen angels with their obsessions, we learn to sellect a verdict. And based upon that verdict, God calibrates us along the way so that we will be ready to “judge angels” because “we know them by their works”, we know them better than they know themselves, even those who hide behind masks of benevolence.
And as Paul said in Ephesians 3 to the intent that now the [d]manifold wisdom of God would be made known by the Eklesia (meaning us who are called) to the[e]principalities and powers in the heavenly places,11 according to the eternal purpose.”
And again from Paul,bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, 6 andbeing ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.” Because this is our calling. Godliness. To share in the Father’s works.
So we know what our purpose is.
We followed the command to “come out of her My people lest you partake of her sins and receive of her judgments”. We now know what her sins and judgments are.
Yes and “therefore cleanse yourself from all filthiness of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. And “come out and be ye separate saith the Lord and I will receive you. Then you shall be my son’s son daughters says The Lord.” And so we did.
We are in the world and not of the world. So the rapid fire succession of events have no swayon us. We are of another per-sway-sion. Having been tested and coming forth as gold while we willingly cooperated in this “great salvation spoken by the Lord first and confirmed by those who heard it, like us.
God sent His Son into the world not to condemn the world but to save it. Did you receive that saving? Because that has already been done. Those who reject that saving will be judged accordingly.
What we went through voluntarally, is what others will have to take the cram course for with no repreave because the time is short. Hence the “rapid fire succession of events” made to “try those who are on the earth” who are still attached to the carnal associations, and failed to complete their cross over while there was time. They were still in the middle of their preponderance and decision making. This testing is God’s last push to have you rescued. But you have to attentively cooperate, whole hearted.
Our crossover and prequalifying is complete and we have received the promise that “we are complete in Him who is the head over all principalities and powers”. So you can see why those below can’t touch us.
Even as scripture says “do not think it strange by the trial that is to try you as some strange thing is happening to you, but rejoice to the extent that as you participate in these things, you are partakers of the Divine nature, and escape the corruption that is in the world through lusts”. So you know what our tools are for departure.
We are counted as those closest to the Lamb with tall stature. Meaning we have oversight of these things. How else could we speak in such a matter if it were not true.
That “22 Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth [i]through the Spirit”. We have aquired something from God, by passing a test we need not repeat. We were called to follow Him where He is. And that place is in the ever present ubiquitous nature of Gods Holy Spirit, our Helper, Comforter and Teacher.
18 knowing that you were not redeemed with [g]corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, 19 but with (something much greater being) the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.20 He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was [h]manifest in due time for you 21 who through Him believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.” As is your dependancy
Jesus Christ is the only human throughout all time, that has a grave with no body in it. There is a testimony from one, that is qualified to instruct us. All other prophets and religious leaders can only speak of this life because they died. The testimony of Christ is that He ever lives, so He has some things for us others don’t.
And from 2nd Peter “4 by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these (promises) you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the[c]corruption that isin the world“. This is spoken as an established fact, and a foregone conclusion, of promises fulfilled of things we have received from the Son of God as written in His Word. So now you know where you need to go to aquire these provisions from the Father. To His Only Begotten.
For these are the implements for your passage and your safety and sanctification during your journey, so you are protected. As God said through Jesus Christ “be ye Holy as I am Holy. His scripture is the owners manual for those who are practicing godliness, meaning God-like-ness.
Welcome home my friends, if you are of this sort.
You have heard it said that “it will be as in the days of Noah”, that the fallen angels would be at work again? That they would be active again? The trap is laid, they are now being exposed for judgment and we are on standby. This service have all the Elect.
Remember Lot and his wife. Do not look back as though you left something behind. You won’t need it where you are going.
David said in Psalms 116.12 “What shall I render to the Lord For all His benefitstoward me? 13 I will take up the cup of salvation, And call upon the name of the Lord. 14 I will pay my vows (our only payment due) to the Lord Now in the presence of all His people”.
It is Us the Elect that are called out of the world to secure our place “in Christ”. Being found “in Him”, having his righteousness, and his right doing. Meaning we have a better way of getting things done.
It is important for us to know how to appropriate our benefitspackage. “That we may know the thingsthat God has freely given us” to secure our residence with Him, using His machinations for our needs and short comings and not the counterfeits of the god of this age or crafty men.
We need to know how to effectively manage and use our tools from God, lest we be classified as “lazy stewards” of “the mysteries” of God”. It is required of a steward to be found faithful. Since God gave us His things, let Him not find them dormant.
You can be sure you will be tested, so make sure you correctly know how to apply what God has given you. You are gonna need them. Even as Paul said to the Ephesians “Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day”. How can you do that if you don’t know what you have?
You must know word, Gods word. God calls His Son Word. In the beginning was the word, the word was with God and the word was God. It is when we adopt the things the Father says to call them our own, we become the adopted. And Jesus said “I will not leave you orphans” so He sent His comforter and His helper to complete that task. We are never alone.
Being adopted in this way we partake of the fullness of the Godhead body. We are complete in them and need no earthly surrogates to help. What we have are given to us for our benefit. This is our benifits package. You cannot add to it or take away from it. You reject it or accept it “to the degree you are able”.
God did not leave you orphans or forsaken to fend for yourself. He said “I will never leave you or forsake you”. We know this is true. We just gave you a clue on what you should use to overcome your tests. Word, Gods word He has written on your heart.
Like Satan said to Jesus in the wilderness “has God really said?” How well can you answer? How well do you know scripture?
God puts Us the Elect in precarious situations to see if We use the world’s safety nets in our apparent shortcomings, or if we apply God’s provisions made known to us in His word, being the collection of the Fathers words whom we call “The Son” and “The Only Begotten”. It is He that is the only element that came forth from the Father that completes us. He makes Himself known to us by words, which is why He is the Word of God before and after “He became flesh and dwelled among us’.
What the words describe are our choices and our options from our service providers from God, for our life, our health and and our safety plans for expressing godliness. Scripture says “when we see Him we shall be like Him”. This is how you do it.
And having found the coverages, providers and perveyors of the things of this age lacking, we accept the terms and conditions of The New Covenant signed with the blood of Christ as sufficient. In this is way God is our sufficiency. Even as Paul said “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things,may have an abundance for every good work.”
Because of this, let us be found under God’s coverages and His service providers, that He makes known to us in scripture and clearly defined by the training of Gods Holy Spirit. That we may be found “in him” fully sanctified and protected, under His covering, and not in another health or safety provider. For “our God is a jealous God”. And He doesn’t respond kindly to us if we give ourselves to others for their services because our God is a jealous God, He’s got us covered.
It was Gods Holy Spirit in His Son who said “oh Jerusalem how I weep and morn for you. I would’ve gathered you as a mother hen gathers her chicks but you were not willing”. The question is, are you?
That is what “sanctified” means. That is why He says “be ye Holy as I am Holy”. To be of another sort, unearthly, putting on the things of God. To “put on Christ”. You can be sure if Jesus had, or did something, we can have it and do it too. And we should be able to do it as He did it because “as He is, so are we in this world” according to scripture. Not as He was when “He became flesh and dwelled among us” but we can be like Him as He is now in His pre-incarnate embodiment of “Spirit and Truth”. John 4.24 Let us be found here. This is the gift.
God forbid that I be found outside of His provisions and coverages by stepping underneath another’s. That is what spiritual adultery is. To put your trust in another provider.
Like with Adam and Eve in the garden. Having partaken of another, when He was tested. God said “Adam, where are you?” Adam thought, oops! And he felt ashamed for turning from God. Having believed anothers words for god-likeness, Satan, who said “You shall become like God” and actually took that likeness from Adam and Eve and now exercises himself as god over the unsuspecting.
That was mankind’s doing not Gods, and the reason a man had to undo it. This is the reason “the Son became flesh and dwelled among us. Let us be found in His lineage and not Adams.
It wasn’t so much that Adam put on, or subscribed to another provider and coverer, he did that too, but when he did that, he put off God’s protection to do so.You cannot partake of God’s table and demons. They just don’t mix. And don’t anger the Creator God for seeking protections elsewhere.
Adams discourse with Satan was a type of intercourse and made him feel cheap and naked. He was un-covered. He stepped out from underneath Gods safety and was exposed. The very thing he thought he got, is what he did not get. When you turn from God to various other providers, you don’t get the next best thing, but the exact opposite. That is why repent means do an about face and go the other way, to turn.
That is why in our day there are more insurance coverers, health care providers and services, but there is more sickness death and disease, anguish, depression and suicide than any time in the history of mankind. So much so in fact that these and other types of providers are counterfeits of things God has given us, that keep us from God.
These new providers are gobbling up most of the efforts of humanity measured by money, and turned into never ending payments for their profit. This is slavery. But don’t worry. When you really need to use them, they have ways to make you sicker, to kill you quicker. That’s the plan. Population reduction.
“In the day that you eat you shall surely die” were the words of God to Adam. And so too for all those that follow his lead, started their life of being dead to God, of trusting in others for their life, safety, health and quality of life, one contract at at a time, one payment at a time, and by accepting terms and conditions one click at a time, untill you are fully enveloped in the worlds safety nets associated with the www.eye in the sky and not Gods.
You are in the world and of the world. Of this we are called to come out of “lest you partake of her sins and receive of her judgments” and truely trust in the living, loving God.
You have insulted God one rejection after another. Because you are covered by the Baal’s of the day, the counterfeits and competitor service providers, but who serves whom?
You can’t understand the things God has for you. You are dead to the things of God. In the day you eat you shall die? Yes, many experience a slow death and denial being blind to Him who is “At Hand” ever ready to save you from all your woes, not just your last breath.
Everytime you accept another’s services to make yourself complete, the very thing you think you got, you didn’t get. If you did, you wouldn’t be beholden to them. You wouldn’t make continuel payments, or empowerments to them. That’s what payments do. God’s things are free, but you empower the competitor and insult the true God who made you “in His image and likeness”. But you would have none of it. Even as Satan said, surely you shall not die, but you shall become godlike, without God.
Satan knows that if you do a disconnect from God, he owns you. If he can lure you away from godliness according to the gospel, he can offer you counterfeits. So many so much in fact a collection of all his lies believed by others equals “the dillusion with all lying signs to be wondered, if possible to decieve the Elect. Why? Because it can be described as being godlike, being all knowing and all controlling. Hmm, that sounds like “the internet of things). But it cannot fool us who know that they have the replicant.
So if your provider is growing and getting bigger? You got the lie. This is “The wheat and tares mature together” God told us about. Are you Wheat? Or tares.
Here is a rule of thumb; If you are paying for it, it is not of God. If you are praying for it, it likely is, if it is according to faith in the Spirit. You cannot serve God and money. Even as James says, “you have not because you ask not. And when you do ask, it is to use it on your carnal nature”, showing that you are taking God’s word out of context. You cannot serve God and Mammon, and you cannot buy the things from God the owner of all things. For that it an insult to offer to God any sort of payment. “Your money perishes with you”. Even your own good works. For when you do that, you insult the Father and the Son because if your best efforts on your best day could please God, Jesus would NOT have signed The New Covenant with His blood. He spilled His blood so that you wouldn’t have to and to make good on His promise to provide for you a safe return to Himself. Which we do now if you are willing. That is what Gods word provides. The gospel with eternal Glory. No one else provides this product.
Even as Christ said at the cross “Father, if their be any other way, please let this task pass by me. Without a redirect from the Father, Jesus went forward with the plan, for you to be coveredby His plans and His coverings. Like abiding under the wings of The Almighty. As it was in the beginning.
Isn’t that what Jesus did? He said “oh Jerusalem! The one who stones and kills the prophets and all who are sent to you (including Himself). Oh how I would’ve coveredyou as a mother hen gathers her chicks, but you would have none of Me. Now this destruction is upon you”. Showing us that they thought they were “in the good hands of God, but we’re really under the care of another. But they too were exposed to the very dangers they thought they were protected from.
If you have found a provision given to you in scripture, and you have the faith, then use it, because “God rewards those that diligently seek him”. Since we in our humanity know how to give good gifts to our children, how much greater gifts do we get from our heavenly father?
If you see a provision in scripture and don’t use it and you look to others, you insult the gift giver. “For if the word spoken to Angels proof steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received its just reward, what makes us think we will escape such judgment if we neglect such a great salvation”. Salvation, meaning saving, are Gods interventions for us on a daily basis. To have a dependency in Him and the things He has thought and said about us, to help us, to be there for us, to make us complete, with no gaps in coverages! We are complete in Him, no exposures, no other dependancies. We depend on Him. We truely trust God.
“What shall I render to the Lord For all His benefitstoward me? 13 I will take up the cup of salvation, And call upon the name of the Lord.
Part 2. The test.
There iscertain retribution for those who have been opened up to know the mysteries of God and then walk away from them and count them as common things.
Jesus commended the widow for trusting in God for giving her last two pennies away. It was because she knew that she had a more enduring treasure.
The principals for using that treasure is that you have no back up plan for “just in case” as if Gods providers have lapse of coverages.
The widow gave what she had because she knew how to activate her real treasure. That it was opporational and active then, even as it is for us today, if we have that same kind of faith.
The way we aquire is not money.
Jesus Christ claimed to do the works of the Father, because He is The Word of God, and when we do as Jesus did with His words, the Father listens and answers us too. Because we come in the name of His Son, we are cut from the same cloth. “Even the angels see the face of the Father in these little ones” and obey them too.
This is what it means to be in Christ. God’s Words that come out of our mouths sounds like His Son because when we express these requests by faith, that pleases the Father. That is the conduit to receive a provision from God. And because God and Jesus Christ speak a word and it is so, so do we if we do it according to the principles of faith. God accepts no other form of payment.
Even as James says “a perfect person bridles their mouth, who also said to those who did not ask in faith, let not that person recieve anything from the Lord. But some of us ask and receive to move mountains “be thou moved into the sea and it shall be done for you”. So you know there are no obstacles too big to stop you.
Let’s look at our example of Jesus when “He became flesh and dwelled among us” before He finished His task and returned to the Father. Even as Jesus said to the Father “Father I have completed the task you have given Me. I have manifested My Word to those whom you have given Me out if the world and they have kept it. They know truly that I came forth from you, that I return to you, and that they see Me again no more” at least in a carnal way, yet they see Me as I (truly) am. An exact image of You because He who has seen Me has seen the Father. As long as they are not fixed upon the flesh, they can know Me, and they can know You”. And because God is Spirit and God is truth and seeketh such? Such are we. We take Him at His Word. We see Him as He is, and become like Him. And because We accept Him as He is, He accepts us and become the amalgamation of that one.
This is how and where we go to receive, assimilate and appropriate the things of God, so that we can enjoy the reality of who He is, and the blessedness of apprehending the gift of God according to Godliness. Even as John said of Jesus and us, that “in Him dwells the fullness of the Godhead body, and you are complete in Him who is Head over all powers and principalities”. This is true in this age and every age. You are only hindered because you don’t have the faith or the understanding. Faith comes by hearing the word of God because we become that Word, we read to become like God’s Son who “in the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God, and the Word was God”.
For us we receive Him in that form, we receive Him as He is and we are like Him. His Word in us equals our likeness of Him. Even as Christ condemned some saying “if you abide in Me and My words abide in you, you shall ask what you want, and it shall be done. Here are your tools to implement what God has given us. This is the currency we need to acquire these things. Not paper instruments with pictures of dead men, but to reiterate word, God’s Word, God’s Son in us. He sees Jesus. In this way we are in Christ, the owner and executor of The Estate, we are joint heirs of the Glory. And we beholding as in a mirror the Glory of the Lord, were transformed into His self-same image from the Glory, to the Glory as by His Spirit. That verse is expired in us. And because God is eternal, and God is complete, we don’t have to wait for anything for the allocation of this but perfect faith. Isn’t this what Paul acknowledged his purpose was? To bring us to this point? 13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; can you receive this?
For the nay sayers and deniers, you haven’t really got it until it comes out of your own mouth. But here is the promise to those who can receive this.
When He comes, in that Day, to be glorified in His saints and to be admired among all those who believe, because our testimony among you was believed.
Come join us in examining and reciting these truths until you too are renewed in the spirit of your minds with scripture to become like us because there is no other way to the Father and there is no other way to implement the things, He has given us. Lest any of us fall short of the Glory of God, because that is what has been given to us.
The things that stand between you and the full acquisition of the benefits and coverages provided to us through the Christ of the cross, is by trusting in others and by not being renewed in the spirit of your minds and accepting all the gifts of salvation. For the time is coming when Rev 22.7
It that day many will say “Lord Lord, didn’t we do many good deeds in your name?” And maybe so, but you did not receive the provisions I have for you. Not only did you push the products of the gods of this age, but you did it in My Name, says the Lord. As if God has any association with such. You cannot partake of the Lords table and the table of demons. Even as the Lord says “come out from among them and be ye clean. Then I will receive you. (2 Corinthians 7.1)
You see if you are waiting for a second coming savior to deliver you from the gods of this age, you are deceived. That makes the Christ of the cross a liar. The Son of God came into the world to save is a hoax if He indeed did not accomplish that. And anyone who is waiting for the next Jesus to save them believes a lie and insults God and His Son who spilled His blood and implemented the last and final contract for all our needs called “The New Covenant”. There
There is only one saving act and that is the cross of scripture is untrue because “God sent His Son into the world not to condemn those in the world but to save them”. And the Spirit testifies of the words of Jesus that “I go to the Father and you see Me again no more, at least as a human. Because if Jesus has to come again to perform another act to secure your place at the Throne with The Father, His previous Testimony is a lie. And that cannot be because lies are the attributes of Satan, because he has lied from the beginning and he is the father of lies.
So we know the things that are offered to us in this age for our safety, health, happiness and longevity, are illusions at best because “all the promises of God are yes and amen “in Christ” and not ‘in the world’.
So we must understand our distinction. We are those distinguish among Christ as being His guests and co-inhabitants of the Father, enjoying even now the things they enjoy being complete in themselves with no need for others, and so are we. That is why John says in his first epistle.
“That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life— 2 the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare to you that eternal life which was with the Father and was manifested to us— 3 that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have oneness with us; and truly our oneness is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ. 4 And these things we write to you that [a]your joy may be full”. And we are absolutely ecstatic.
So let us observe how Jesus implemented His benefits package so that we can learn to implement it ourselves as well.
Jesus Christ was tested in the wilderness to see if He would give in to the god of this age, Satan, whom we call the tempter. You see Jesus Christ had to go through a series of testings to help others through theirs. As it says in Hebrews, “For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted.” In this way Christ qualified Himself as the “Author and finisher of our faith” concluding that He is with us in our journey as the closer.
Hebrews also said of the Christ that He “was in all points tempted as we are,yetwithout sin. (Meaning He mastered sin) 16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need”.
So we can understand that we are not alone with our journey, and because we can go to the storehouse of all things, being the Throne room of God, we can “find grace and help” and whatever tools we need to help us in our transformation.
I know some understand God’s throne by the thunder and lighting, but we have a simpler access point. Even as Jesus said while He was in the flesh “ask the Father anything in My name and He will do it, showing us that we have everything we need for any test that comes our way. Even as Peter affirms that “that according to these exceedingly prescious promises, we have been given everything that pertains to life and godliness through the knowledge of Him who had called us”.
And from Ephesians “we have been blessed with every spiritual blessing in the Heavenlies”.
So we see with Jesus in his wilderness test not succumbing to the god of this age but drawing upon the riches and promisesory provisions of God’s Holy Writ. That if God said a thing and Jesus repeated it as His own, we can be certain that if we reiterate His sayings too, that we would have the same results. Today these things are fulfilled in your hearing, because today is the day of salvation without surrogates.
Doesn’t scripture say that we are joint heirs of the things In Christ? That “it’s the Father’s good pleasure to give us the Kingdom” with its safety features, health prosperity and fullness of joy?
It was Mary who was first to the tomb where Jesus lay after His crucifixion and burial. The stone now rolled away, the tomb is empty and Christ has Risen from the dead.
Jesus Christ was Resurrected from the dead, however this is not what Jesus wanted Mary to focus on, as evident with His next words.
17 Jesus said to Mary, “Do not cling to Me, for I have not yetascended to My Father; but go toMy brethren and say to them,‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.
Jesus Christ wanted to adjust their focus and ours as well, on the Ascention. To go to our God and our Father. Even as Paul pleaded with those in Corinth, to be reconciled with the Father.
In other words do not affix yourself to the crusifixion, death or resurrection of our Lord so much but the Ascention that follows, be fixed on that as your Heavenly gaze. Even as Paul said he reached out to lay hold of why Jesus laid hold of him. To share in His Glory.
It was Adam and Eve who were told “in the day that you eat of the forbidden fruit, you shall die”. Just as simply and precise as that, they died to the things of God. Just as simple and immediate, from the cross we live. Even as it says in Galatians “cursed is everyone who hangs from a tree” meaning Christ who took our curse there, for us to have life in the spirit now. We no longer associating with Adams death, we associate with the life of God in Christ.
Hebrews says, to move past the resurrection with these words;
6 Therefore leaving the elementary principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on all the way to perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and this we will do if God permits.” So we know the Ascension as our special calling and priveledge
The resurrection is associated with “dead works”. It is an elementary first principal. It is base and foundational. This is why you are to publicly confess at Baptistism, to be buried in the likeness of Christ’s death, to be raised in newness of life right now. This is the main message from Paul in his Epistle to the Romans. If you can receive it. The book of Romans really is simple.
Christ went to the cross for us to have eternal life. He packaged it and presented it to us as a gift of a debt free life of joy in the Holy Spirit, now being deposited to our account, being “paid in full”. Having defeated Satan Sin and Death, He gave that to us. We are now instructed to follow Him that “where He is we may be also”. Let us go up from here, standing on the resurrection like a platform. Let us be on our journey in the “upward calling of God in Christ Jesus”. Let us walk out our ownAscention as our work of faith..
When Jesus said “follow Me that where I am, you may be also” He ascended to the Father and calls us to Himself. Who also said “where I go you know and the way you know” so He expects us to know this. Who also said “I am the way the truth and the light”, and “no one comes to the Father except through Me”. And if He had not ascended to the Father, we could not have the Ascension as our goal. But even Paul pleaded with the Corinthians “be reconciled to the Father”, because Christ who committed no sin took on our sin for us to take on His self to be reconciled to The Father” as a free gift. Despise not the gift nor the gift giver.
A tremendous price was “paid in full” for you to enjoy unhindered access to everything in The Kingdom of God at hand. This is the objective of your journey as pilgrims and sojourners on earth. And the amazing thing is that, you can be both places at the same time because God is right here right nowq. You can follow us in and out and (proverbially) find pasture. (John 10)
This is why the writer of Hebrews says to some who finish their journey “For you have not come [g]to the mountain that may be touched and that burned with fire” speaking of the Old Covenant, it’s un-profitableness and need for the replacement.
The writer goes on to say “22 But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels, 23 to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are registered in heaven (meaning you’ve checked into Heavenly Jerusalem like a hotel registery). You have come to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect (of those who have met their arrival), 24 to Jesus the Mediator of The New Covenant” as being implimentable and fully operational and active today. Today! If you can hear His voice, harden not your heart like the Hebrews did and were stuck in the wilderness for 40 years.
As a side note; the word “church” comes from the Greek word “Eklesia” and is correctly translated about us who are The Called out ones“, which is us who hear the voice saying “come up hither” meaning, to ascend.
Do you hear this ? “But you have come”? Jesus said “follow Me that where I am, Right Now, you may be also. Some of us have done that. It is a foregone conclusion. This is expected for you to arrive here and take your proverbial “seat in the Heavenlies in Christ Jesus far above all principalities and powers”. To rest in that fact throughout your daily challenges.
As Hebrews goes on to say “25 See that you do not refuse Him who calls you. For if they did not escape who refused Him who spoke on earth, much more shall we not escape certain judgment if we turn away from Him who calls us from heaven. This is the Ascention that is largely overlooked with believers today. Today they don’t here His voice. Do you?
Jesus after He told Mary not to cling then said “Mary, go toMy brethren and say to them,‘I am ascending to My Father and your Father”. So we should not be confused at what direction we must go and what the price is. A
As our Lord would say while He was in the flesh, “let us go up from here”? So let us not rise do much like from the dead. That was our baptism. Let us ascend. Let’s follow our leader, the Author and Finisher of our faith and ascend to His voice.
It The Son of God, also called The Word of God who became like us, for us in turn to become like Him and follow Him. Where? To our Father and your Father, to our God and your God. How? If Jesus was the Word, became human for a time, then returned to word to return, then it should be perfectly clear which direction you should go and which tools to use.
The Christ of the cross gifted us the resurrection. The Ascention is our focus, our new task and work, but not of human endeavor, but as it were by faith. We now use the Word of God at the behest of The Holy Spirit mingled with our faith to accomplish our tasks. Yes “if you have faith of a mustard seed you shall say to this mountain, be moved into the sea, and it shall be done for you”. We move mountains in the spirit, to arrive at our new domain.
Even Paul said that he sought out, if he may attain to the resurrection, as being the limited focus of the Fathers. But our calling is much higher. Why? Because Paul’s mission as he explained to Festis while he was on trial was that “it was our fathers objective to aquire the resurrection, think it strange we would too? The resurrection is our starting point thanks to the work of the cross and by the New Covenant explanations, this should be clear.
This is what makes believers Christians, the Eklesia and the called, and “People of the way”. They are on a journey but not a horizontal plain, but a verticle ascent.
It is us who build upon these works whose works are greater than his. Even Jesus while He was a man said “greater works shall you do than Me because I go to the Father“. Because listened to Paul who pleaded with us to be reconciled to the Father, and we are, and we heard Jesus say “follow me that where I am you may be also” and we did. We are now invited to build upon their works, by inviting you to participate, as seen also with these words from Paul from 1 Corinthians 3.
Because“we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, you are God’s building. (Not some building on earth). 10 According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the (invisible, proverbial) foundation, and another builds on it (in an invisible and real way). But let each one take heed how he builds on it. 11 For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12 Now if anyone builds on this foundation with (invisible proverbial) gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, 13 each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is.
The greater works that we do are not more important, but they are higher in stature. Whoever builds upon these works shall receive a reward. With the foundation being so secure . Let us go up from here with some Old Testament style pictures.
Paul referred to these pictures when he said “When I was a Child, I thought like a child and played like a child and spoke like a child. When I became a man (mature in the faith) I put away childhood things.” And the Israelites were called children some 1200 times throughout their wanderings in the desert, showing for us they were not able to put away the old teaching mechanisms to advance.
The writer of Hebrews says “Today, if you will hear His voice, 8 Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, In the day of trial in the wilderness, 9 Where your fathers tested Me, tried Me, And saw My works forty years. 10 Therefore I was angry with that generation, (for not advancing) And said, ‘They always go astray intheirheart, showing us where our journey takes place And they have not known My ways.”
They deveated from the Heavenly Calling.
It was in Old testament times they would say let us go up to Jerusalem. However if you think about that, Jerusalem was not so much up. The Mount of Olives and Mount Zion as well as other places were higher than Jerusalem. Like many cities, Jerusalem was in a sprawled out flat. You could go down from Jerusalem which would take you ultimately to the Dead Sea which is the lowest elevation on Earth. From there you would have to go up.
The Dead Sea is also called the Sea of Galilee which Galilee means gentiles or the Sea of nations. showing for us that the Dead Sea is the sea of gentiles, because those who are without Christ are The walking Dead. It’s a sea of people.
It was for this cause that Jesus Christ recruited the disciples first from the Sea of Galilee/nations. Because his message was sent to the Gentiles, and it was the first disciples that were fishermen, and Jesus Christ said follow me and I will make you a fisher of men. This too was a parable, for without a parable spake he not to the people and this parable had direct reference to the Christ coming to all the Gentiles. To all the people. This is also indirect reference to the promise made to Abraham that “I will make you the father of many nations/gentiles or Galileans, and “in your seed (meaning Christ) all the nation’s/Gentiles of the earth shall be blessed”. This has always been God’s intended target, all nations.
A topographical map would show the progression from the lowest elevation on earth of the dead sea to Jerusalem as a non-written, functionable parable to walk out so that even if you can’t read, you could understand “the call” and “the way” of the Gospel of salvation, was to proverbially go up .
This is why there were many people from every nation, tongue and dialect who would proverbially come up to Jerusalem for the feasts. The conclusion of all the feasts is Resurrection and the Ascention.
It is a shame the forefather’s hope was stuck on the resurrection. The resurrection for us in New Testament nomenclature is the Baptism where we recon our old man dead so we can walk in newness of life. That we identify with the death of Christ, to be raised from the dead, as Romans and elsewhere teaches. It is our starting point.
The Psalmist said “My heart is overflowing with a good theme; I recite my composition concerning the King; My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.”
You see this can only be if the King has a Kingdom, and the King has a Queen, or He is no King at all but a dreamer.
When Jesus Christ was on trial for blasphemy, which is impersonating concepts of God, they asked Him if He was a king. He answered saying “you have rightly said however My Kingdom is not from here”.
If you understand scripture correctly, you would know that Christ was born King in a manger and an eternal being doesn’t need to become something They already are. But He set aside his Deity momentarily to become one of us to show us The way. Where? To His Kingdom. Not one that is in process associated with the world, but The Kingdom prepared from the foundations of the world. The one that presides in a place that is not time sensitive, whose construction is not from earthen specific materials. The one that never fades or needs remodeling, but is in Eternal Glory of being forever new.
It was the call of the prophet Joel who said “Blow the trumpet in Zion, Consecrate a fast,
Call a sacred assembly; 16 Gather the people, Sanctify the congregation, Assemble the elders, and Gather the children and nursing babes;
Why? Because of Joel’s next declaration.
“Let the bridegroom go out from His chamber, And the Bride from her dressing room”.
It is the Wedding of Christ and His Bride that are laid out in Old Testament literature because it was as relevant in their day, as it should be in ours because eternal things are not seasonal.
The Wedding Feast is Central to the Gospel message. It is so important in fact that when a culture is blind to this feast, it is because they have forgotten about what is important to God. This is The Kingdom of God at hand. They have been blinded from the full Gospel and cannot hear the invitation that “The Wedding Feast is now ready” as stated in Matthew 22. They are too busy with playing church and things on earth that distract them from pressing into This “Kingdom of God” and more clearly identifying with those who live there.
The Wedding Feast is an invitation that has not expired. It is part and parcel of The Kingdom of God at hand. However the invitation has an expiration point. Even as Jesus spoke of those who did not prepare for the Wedding in Matthew 25.10 that “while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; andthe door was shut”.
Then afterward the other virgins came also, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open to us!’ 12 But he answered and said, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you. Where you are from.” They failed to cross over into Gods realm. Instead of preparing for the wedding with God’s things, they went to the world to buy.
Science describes DNA as information, and we understand that scripture is God’s information. I
Understanding information is knowledge, and “we are begotten by a word of truth” to things of God. In this way we are like Him. You can’t buy these things.
Even as Paul spoke in Galatians “now that you know God, or rather are known by God”. Meaning like Adam knew Eve by transferring information about himself called genetics, and DNA and she bore Adam a son.
When God knows us, and we know God, there is genetic information that is transferred to us. Like Paul said “be ye transfigured by the renewal of your mind.” Be re-scripted by scripture so that “ye may know the things that have truely been given to those who are in Christ” in contrast to those who have preserved themselves in their old Adamic nature, called the flesh. It came from the dust, and returns to the dust. However there are those of us who are born from above that Jesus Christ was trying to explain to Nicodemus about in John 3.3.
So it is important to know from where we are born, and more importantly from whom we are born. That we have both Parents. Even as Jesus said before His physical departure “I will not leave you orphans”. He sent us His helper like Adam had a helper.
As Jesus spoke of the general assembly, and congregation in that day “to what shall I liken this generation? Hmm. It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to their companions,17 and saying:
‘We played the flute for you, And you did not dance; We mourned to you, And you did not[b]lament.’
18 But John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon.’19 The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Look, a glutton and awinebibber,a friend of tax collectors and sinners!”
They could only see His outside, but there is something much greater within Him that we know in a different way.
Jesus goes on to say “But Wisdom is justified by Herchildren.” Whose offspring we are if we understand correctly who our Parents are. Wisdom is the application of knowledge and a nickname for The Bride of Christ, the mother of us all. (Galatians 4.26) the Comforter and Helper like Adam had, being bone of Christ’s bone, and flesh of Christ’s flesh of Glorious Spirit and Truth. These are insights into The Kingdom.
The Lord spoke through the Old Covenant prophet Jeremiah saying this in his day “I will take away from them the voice of mirth and the voice of gladness, the voice of the Bridegroom and the voice of the Bride.” Showing us the eternal relevance of The Son of Gods Wedding Feast and that, a generation may be under judgement when the wedding seams so foreign to them..
They were denied access to The Kingdom of God and the Wedding feast because of their assorted distractions.
Even as Christ scolded the antichrists in His day saying “Pharisees and hypocrites! For you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men; for you neither go in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are trying to do so”. Funny thing is they thought they were in God’s Kingdom in that day called Jerusalem on earth, but that was just a physical mimicker made of elements specific to time, whose notions became idolitrous because they failed to associate those things as teaching tools of things eternal.
Man-made things are totally unsuitable for the Creator. Earthen things can only symbolize things invisible. This they forgot, and for this they were rejected and judged. They thought God was earth bound, but oh contrare.
His chosen are on The Way, they are Heavenly bound. We are in transition, not God. God’s Son temporarily tabernacled with us, so we could follow Him back to where He came from.
This is why He is The Way, The Truth and The Light. Who also said Follow Me, that where I am you may be also. He is The Bread of life who left us bread crumbs to Himself. These crumbs we call verses. Let us go up from here. Let’s go into The Wedding.
Christ with his own words explained the invitation to The Wedding like this, 22.2 “The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who arranged a marriage for his son,3 and sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the Wedding; and they were not willing to come.4 Again, he sent out other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, “See, I have prepared my dinner;my oxen and fatted cattle are killed, and all things are NOW ready.Come to the Wedding.”but they made light of it and went their ways, one to his own farm, another to his business.6 And the rest seized his servants, treated them[a]spitefully, and killed them.7 But when the king heard about it, He was furious. And He sent out His armies, destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.8 Then He said to his servants, ‘The wedding is NOW ready, but those who were invited (those in Jerusalem on earth) were notworthy.9 Therefore go into the highways, and as many as you find (from the Gentiles), invite them to the wedding.’10 So those servants went out into the highways andgathered together all whom they found, both bad and good. And The Wedding hall was filled with guests.”
If you have followed us this far and you have ears to hear, then this may be your access point to The Bridal chamber, for the gospel is not complete without this feast.
We need to ask ourselves, if The Wedding Feast from God was proclaimed through the Prophets Joel and Jeremiah, then taken away because they didn’t listen, where does that leave us today in a time when this message seems so foreign to most? Has it been taken away from us as well? I mean if it was central to the gospel in those ages, shouldn’t it be of monumental importance to us today as well? That The Wedding Feast is still Now still ready? Hmm.
If we can understand that scripture was given to make visible the invisible, concurring, eternal realities of God in Christ. That there was a “Kingdom prepared from the foundations of the world” as scripture says, that “The Kingdom of God” is always at hand, that a Kingdom infers to us that there is a Kingdom and a King, a culture and a Queen, then we should accept the fact that the invitation to the Wedding of God’s only Begotten Son is relevant anytime. Think of the wise virgins who went into The Bridal chamber. (Matthew 22)
Why else did Jesus say when they asked if He was a king, that “you have rightly said that I am King, however My Kingdom is not from here” thereby distancing Himself from their Jerusalem and thereby polarizing our focus to something way more substantial. His Kingdom is not of this creation? So we shouldn’t expect Those who are of this sort to take on a form that is Earth like. “Flesh and bone does not inherit the Kingdom of God”, but the re-spirited mind of faith does. And because “God is Spirit and Truth and seeketh such”? (John 4) Such are we.
The Wedding Feast is the Bridal Chamber of Glory. It is about God’s Only Begotten Son being reunited with God’s Holy Spirit. She is the incubation chamber inside of us that God’s Word grows in. Where the two become one in us, and we are collectively assembled a habitation of God in the Spirit, in His comfort zone.
The Disciples come to this realization.
The disciples were instructed not to leave Jerusalem, but go and wait in the upper room “untill you receive My promise that you heard from Me. The promise that Christ would send His Comforter and His helper.
The Tabernacle in that Jerusalem expired and as Jesus said “destroy this Temple and I will rebuild it in three days, showing us that the temple is our human body, and more importantly, the upper room of our temple is the one on our shoulders. Our upper room is the spirit of our minds as being the only thing that we have that the invisible God is akin to. Our upper room becomes The Bridal Chamber where God’s Word and Holy Spirit become one with us and fulfill the scripture inside ourselves that says “and you are complete in Him” and “of His fullness we have received”.
God in the beginning was male and female, we accept God as such. We get the whole package. This is The Wedding Feast, if you are able to receive it.
Gods image was split in the beginning when God put Adam into a deep sleep and extracted his rib called Eve. Adam was formed from the earth, Eve was not. She came from man, she was hidden inside him. She was there the whole time but Adam couldn’t see her. And with Jesus being “the last Adam” He has someone hidden inside Him too, and Her we learn to see. Here it wasn’t the atom that was split, but Adam. All that are born from them are born into the world and are in a deep sleep from the things of God and need a do over to erase the I’ll effects from the fall in the garden of Eden.
This is why Jesus said you must be born again. The split of Adam and Eve were a prophecy of something invisible because the real split of the image of God is when God first spoke. God said… And the Spirit of God brooded over the face of the waters. From the proverbial mouth of God came forth His Word/Son and His Breath/Spirit. They split when God spoke. To bring these back together in us is The Wedding. This takes place inside of us. Jesus said “The Kingdom of God is within you”, and here is the place God’s male and female components reunite and become one in us. And because the disciples assembled in the upper room, we can understand that the upper room where The Wedding takes place is the upper room on our shoulders, being “the spirit of our minds. Our bodies are the Temple of God, and our minds are our invisble domain suitable for the saturation of God’s Word and Holy Spirit we call “the unction”. These are our parents. And if you understand the contrasts of creation verse the eternal, you could see that all that are human are born out of from their mother crying, but we are born into the family of God with unspeakable joy. Even as scripture says that “we are hidden in Christ and that in Christ “are hiddenall the treasures of wisdom and knowledge”. So we who are hidden in Christ see Her here. We see The Bride with The Bridegroom and agree with John the Baptist who spoke of this and said “therefore my joy is fulfilled” ours is overflowing full as well.
The male and female aspects that came forth from the proverbial mouth of God in the beginning, find their union in us in this way. It is not so much that we are invited to the Wedding as much as it is we invite the Wedding to take place in us.
It was Jesus who said “destroy this temple and I will rebuild it in three days, speaking of His body. He was showing us that our body rescripted with scripture and refitted with The Holy Spirit is His temple too, and our mind is the upper room. When we join together around these truths, this is the oneness, the “koinania” 1st John talked about. This is what God said to the Israelites before He Gave them the Old Covenant. “The Lord your God is one” Echad!
We can understand that “in the beginning was the Word the Word was with God and the Word was God”. When God opened his mouth and spoke, His Word came out, and His Spirit came out as seen by Her brooding over the face of the waters.
Before God’s Son became the man Jesus, He was God’s Word, after He completed His task on earth He returned to His original composition that He has always been. Like He told the disciples “I go to the Father and you see Me again no more” meaning in a carnal way. Even as Paul said “we knew Christ once according to the flesh, but henceforth know we Him that way no more” meaning never again.
God’s Only Begotten contains the Genetics of the Father
The Word of God is information about God. Genetic information. Just as various genes when laid out under a microscope display the makeup and information of a creature, so too when we closely examine the information and make up of The Son of God, being The Word of God, of information about God, we use this for the transfiguration of our mind, being renewed in the spirit of our minds. Our minds being fit with Gods Word, then joined by the expansion of the Holy Spirit for incubating these truths of God, we become one with God. We are in agreement. That is why She was seen as a cloud by day and fire by night in the wilderness in the times of Moses, and she only brooded when all God’s things were assembled there. Where? In Spirit and Truth.
That is why She is The Brooder, Comforter and Christ’s other Helper, like Adam had a helper, “so that you are not left orphans. She is our embrionic sac for the expanse of the Spirit, with God’s word in us, this is our new creation, or us newly made. In this way we have our do over. We are born again.
The male aspect of God’s Word
The Word gene comes from the word Genesis. Genes are information, information received is knowledge. We receive God’s information through knowing Him through His Word. Peter says “we have been given everything that pertains to life and godliness through the knowledge of him who calls us. He is The Genetic strands laid out in our understanding for our conversion, which is where the word conversation comes from, indicating a translation from here to there, our own personal rapture that happens without carnal observation.
We adopt God’s Word and become adopted into the Family of God. We are His offspring with His genetics
Paul said, how is it now that you have known God, or rather been known by God, meaning like Adam knew Eve genetically, how is it that you seek to go back to the weak and beggarly elements of creation? Must I labor again until Christ is formed in you?
So when Nicodemus asked Christ “must we go back to our mother’s womb to be born again. Here is the answer.
The Female aspect of God for us now is The Teacher, Christs Helper and other Parent so that we are not orphans, that teaches us all things concerning Christ. ” She will take what is Mine and make it known to you”. The Brooder will take the Words of Christ we receive from the Gospel and rearrange it in our minds to perfect us.
Paul put it like this, 18 But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as [b]by the Spirit of the Lord.”
This is how and where the Collection of All God’s things, that follows the Joining of The Word of God with The Spirit of God take place. THIS IS THE WEDDING. We are Children of God. It is in our invisble parts we call our heart, soul and mind where this all takes place. Where God’s Word incubates in God’s Holy Spirit inside of you for “The Consumation of All Things” God specific takes place in you. This is The Wedding of God’s Son, and our personal invitation for our inauguration. Welcome to The Wedding.
Because in the beginning God was male and female and made Man In His image, and so he is in the end as well as always.
In this way The Kingdom of God is always at Hand!!!
It was John the Baptist who said of himself “I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness. Make straight the paths of the Lord”. With these words the proverbial baton pass was made from the last old Covenant prophet, to the bearer and institutor of The New Covenant, to expire the old way and to blaze “a New and Living Way to The Father“. Because the old way didn’t work.
You see it was after nearly 4 thousand years that the Israelites had failed to accomplish their journey that Christ at His last words to His Father before His crusifiction said “Father if there be any other way”. The answer was no. From this point forward it could not be said from anyone, that mankind could do this on their own. Their journey was always meant to be verticle one and not to stop short in some silly manmade kingdom for God on earth. That was never meant to be our destination.
The old covenant with it’s wanderings, sacrifices, buildings, laws and feast were only shadows of heavenly things used for explanatory purposes only. We have a Heavenly calling. Even as Paul said that “I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ”. So that Jerusalem was not to be their final destination.
It was this same Jesus who said “I go to prepare a place for you, and if I go and prepare a place for you,I will come again and receive you to Myself; thatwhere I am, there you may be also.4 And where I go you know, and The Way you know.” 5 Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know The Way?” 6 Jesus said to him,“I amThe Way,the truth, andthe life.No one comes to the Fatherexcept through Me”. Who also said “follow Me that where I am you may be also”. He who ascended to the Father said this for us to acknowledge our journey.
Jesus came to expire the old, so that we would recognize something new. The journey of the ages is now more clear, and the Jerusalem we seek is a Heavenly one. With the first one dismantled we should not be confused. As long as the counterfeit with all lying signs and wonders doesn’t blind you.
Jesus came to fulfill all the law and the prophets as well as that whole culture and give us a more clear direction. Meaning His followers had to depart from that Jerusalem because God was done with it. He said “if they persecute Me, they will persecute you also”, and so they did. They killed Him. They were not welcome there. They would soon be on The Way. Even the Israelites who escaped that time were called “the 12 tribes scattered abroad” and those of the disporia.
After Christs resurrection and right before He was taken up, He told the disciples not to depart from that Jerusalem “until you have heard from Me”. Then they were to depart because that Jerusalem had expired in purpose for God because it became idolitrous. The disciples were on The Way. Jesus Christ then said “go ye therefore unto all the earth teaching and preaching all I told you”. So you know they were called away from there.
Right before Paul’s conversion scripture says, Then Saul/Paul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest 2 and asked letters from him to the synagogues of Damascus, so that if he found any who were of The Way, whether men or women, he might bring them bound (back) to Jerusalem” to stand trial. Of whom Christ in the spirit as “the light seven times brighter than the sun”, He immediately came to their defense and said “Saul why are you persecuted Me? Meaning, if you come against one of Mine you come against Me. Christ was defending the people of The Way. It was here followers of Christ were first called the people of The Way. The way that is still open for us in our day too.
Then there was a demon possessed girl who saw Paul after his conversion “and cried out, saying, “These men are the servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to us The Way of salvation”. It was seen here first that Paul was converted and now known as one of those among the people of The Way.
A spiritual polarity shift had taken place in Saul/Paul, and now the persecutor became the persecuted, as seen by Paul being let down through a window in a basket on a rope to escape the Jews who took a vow to kill him because of his departure to The Way.
It was Aquila and Priscilla who explained to Paul “The Way of God more accurately”.
At Paul’s first visit to Ephesis he prayed for them “to receive the Holy Spirit, then he went into the synagogue and spoke boldly for three months, reasoning and persuading concerning the things of The Kingdom of God. 9 But when some were hardened and did not believe, but spoke evil of The Way”, showing us that the indwelling of The Holy Spirit and The Kingdom of God at Hand were part and parcel of the Gospel, and harmonious with the goals for the believers of The Way.
In Paul’s self defense to Felix the Gentile Governor he said “this I confess to you, that according to TheWay which they call a sect, so I worship the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the Law and in the Prophets.” Meaning that the conclusion of The Old Covenant and it’s culture was their starting point, because it had all been fulfilled. Like a stale product on a shelf it was expired and rendered useless.
Peter in his writings acknowledged the people of “The Way“, by calling them “The pilgrims of the Dispersion” of those who departed from Jerusalem having heard from Jesus.
The message of The Way was to be preached to all the Nation’s as being something different from the old one that brought people to the Jerusalem they departed from. And it was the apostle James who called the people of The Way, The 12 Tribes scattered abroad.
The New Covenant started with the Judgment of that Jerusalem so their time frame was short. As scripture says that Christ did a short work on the earth and cut it short in righteousness.
For the many on The Way out from that Jerusalem, it was their persecution from the Jews that dispersed them like Paul participated in. But God chose Paul first from the Satanic bunch, as a prototype so that the other Jews could understand that it wasn’t too late to repent and that they could leave the coming persecution as well. If you remember that Jesus said to His disciples of that Jerusalem that ” not one stone shall be left upon another that shall not be cast down” showing us that the destruction of Jerusalem was His intention.
If Paul could be saved from that brood of vipers, anyone could be. Which is important for us today too because Today we still preach The Way of salvation that Aquila and Priscilla taught to Paul for his conversion to another Jerusalem. The Heavenly one. So we must ask, which one do you put your hope in?
Even the writer of Hebrews attested to old testament people on the way calling them “strangers and pilgrims on the earth, which is alsi quoted from David who after finishing the temple preparations for his son Soloman said in prayer “we are aliens and pilgrims before You, (meaning God) As were all our fathers; Our days on earth are as a shadow”. So what we are explaining has always been Gods intention.
This shows us that David knew that his journey and Gods temple we’re of a Heavenly sort, for “they looked for a City whose builder and maker was God”, and not one made by David, Solomon or the Jews.
Didn’t Jesus fulfill the promise that David’s Son would build God a Temple? That in the time of Jesus they called Him “The Son of David” for that cause? He said, destroy this Temple and I will build it in three days and Jesus wasn’t talking about Solomon’s Temple or Herod’s as having any relevance or importance. He was talking about His body called “The Body of Christ, of which we become joint heirs of with the completion of our journey of as being “living stones, built up a habitation of God in the Spirit”, as our new domain, as being fellow citizens, saints and members of the household of God”. This is the objective of The Way. That you have a conscience interaction with the reality of the fullness of God even now?
So you see, when it comes to Jerusalem, He wasn’t talking about the Old Covenant one. He was talking about “The Kingdom of God at Hand” as being the objective of our journey of following Christ where He is that we may be also. It was David’s Son Solomon who at the dedication of his temple, acknowledging that “God does not dwell in temples made with human hands”, asking God to hear the voice of those who look at his temple as a memorial, finished his prayer saying “that You may teach them The good Way in which they should walk; by which we may know and understand that they were on The Way even back then.
And even beggars in Jerusalem in the time of Christ said “son of David have mercy on me” for us to know that Christ fulfilled the prophecy, and that Jesus was the son of David that would build God a temple, and not Solomon. For even David looked for the City whose builder and maker is God”, whose composition and design was of a Heavenly sort.
It was the old Covenant wilderness wanderers, and those before the 10 commands, back to Abraham knew they also they were on a journey, and that it was a Heavenly quest. Flesh and blood doesn’t inherit the kingdom of God, so feet can’t take you there.
So knowing that the believers were called “The Way“. They were also called aliens, strangers, pilgrims and sojourners. The fact is none of Gods people took stock in this age. Like Jesus, we are in the world but not of the world.
To understand the meaning of the word church correctly, it comes from the Greek word Eklisia, which means “the called out ones” indicating that they were to leave and go. They were instructed to be on The Way because they were called to somewhere else. Like Jesus said, follow me. They knew they were going somewhere Heavenly. As their vision became clearer along The Way, they could see Heavenly Jerusalem coming down of God from Heaven. Heavenly Jerusalem, the Mother of “the all” as Paul put it in Galatians 4.26.
The writer of Hebrews had this to offer. After explaining all the law and the prophets purpose, he got to the main point by saying “8 Now this is the main point of the things we are saying: We have such a High Priest, who is seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens, 2 a Minister of the [a]sanctuary and of the true tabernacle which the Lord erected, and not man.” Who then says “therefore, or, because of this, let us go boldly to the throne room of grace”.
19 Therefore, brethren, having boldness[f] to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and living way which He consecrated for us.” Do not despise the gift or the gift giver.
Isn’t this the “follow Me that where I am ye may be” Jesus Christ was speaking about?
As always, The Kingdom of God is at Hand awaiting your arrival. Some of us “go in and out and find pasture”, some look on from a distance, some wait for another. How about you?
For those of you who have completed this journey and accepted this portion of the gospel, take note of the articles written To The Elect so you know what your next work and goal is as becoming a saint and a holy one, speaking of the aquisition of your “new person created in the likeness of Jesus Christ” gifted to you at the cross that you acknowledged at Baptist that you being dead in trespass and sin, are now raised in newness of life. Amen.
In the beginning of the Book of Acts, Jesus Christ after His resurrection and before His acsention, now with His Disciples “And being assembled together with them, He commanded them to “do not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the Promise of the Father, of which you haveheard from Me”.
If you remember the disciples heard from Christ that He was going to the Father, and when “the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father who testifies of Me”.
Christ saying He would not leave them orphans, meaning without a Parent, that He was leaving and He would send them another Comforter, Helper and Teacher. That the replacement was on Her way. Up until now these features were dimly depicted in the Kingdom of Jerusalem on Earth of whom Christ’s Helper replaces.
If we understand things correctly, before Christ became flesh and dwelt among us, He was “The Word of God”. Meaning something from the mouth of God as being invisble and not a time based construct. Then we should not be surprised that Christ’s counterpart was “bone of His bone and flesh of His flesh”, of Glorious spirit and Truth. She too was from the mouth of God from the beginning, being the breath of God and not a time based construct either.
It was God the Father who said of His Son after His baptism where Christ was filled with The Holy Spirit “this is My Only Begotten Son in whom I am well pleased”. Christ is the Only Begotten of the Father, however we are Begotten in Christ throuth the Gospel to be “a kind of firstfruits of His creation”. This is why Christ said through the prophet Isaiah ” here am I and the offspring who God has given Me. We are for signs and wonders. Isaiah was testifying of Us and Our coming of age.
And why was the Father well pleased with His Only Begotten at His Baptism? Because for the first time since the beginning, the split that started with Adam and Eve, when Adams rib was extracted from him called his helper, this was mended in Christ when the Holy Spirit descended upon Him and remained in Him.
Adam, during his sleep, was halved male and female. At the Baptism from John, Christ is portrayed whole, having both parts in Him, fulfilling in Himself the command from the beginning for the two to become one. To be whole, full and wed together as one. This is why the Gospel says “in Him (Jesus) dwells the fullness of the Godhead body. Meaning “male and female God made them in His image”. The original Male and Female from God are in Christ.
He is the original Adam and Eve dimly portrayed by being turned inside out with the rib removed, Adam and Eve reveal invisible entities of The Godhead.. Now being outside in with the proverbial rib re-installed as displayed with the Holy Spirit descending upon Jesus to remain in Him.
Ever since the sin in the Garden of Eden creation has been off course of producing children of God. This is the need for all things to be restored to that which is from the beginning.
This is why Paul called Jesus “the last Adam” signifying that there was a new assembly line of offspring of those made in the image of God, that was previously allocated to Adam, but is now fulfilled “in Christ”. The Adamic race was eternally lost and going the wrong way without Christ. But that race was salvaged through repentance, meaning re-turning to God. This is what the Savior did. For this Christ is The Savior, to all that believe in His Name. “To them He gave Power to become His offspring. That Power is The Word joined with the Holy Spirit.
Jesus having received the Holy Spirit at His baptism, became The Restored image of God by having both parts male and female being The Word of God and The Breath/Spirit of God united in the man vessel called Jesus. Like us when we speak, our word comes out with the thrust of our breath by the will of the designer we call The Father.
They are all one in composition and design, and invisble. Then in the spirit of our minds they are melded and Wed together equalling the total fullness of God, both male and female as defined by the Father and why Christ said “I and the Father are one” meaning fully cohesive. Christ said “it is the Father in Me that does the works” and showing they are totally congruent.
It was John the Baptist who performed Christs Baptism, of which John had said, it was necessary to fulfill all righteousness. (John 3.29) John then gave the formal announcement of the Newly Weds saying ” He who has the Bride is the Bridegroom; but the friend (and Best Man at the wedding) of the Bridegroom, who stands and hears Him, rejoices greatly because of the Bridegroom’s voice.” Meaning the Wedding event was accomplished at Christ’s Baptism where the two became one. The account from Luke says, The Holy Spirit descended upon Christ “in bodily form” and fit inside of him perfectly.
The terms bride and groom correctly associated are only valid with a wedding event and Newly Weds. They are totally unsuitable for the unwed or engaged or they would be Fiance’s. John goes on to say about the Newly Weds (here amending from the Greek word ekionos) “They must increase and I must decrease”. John was speaking of decreasing as the last old testament prophet in the succession of old Jerusalem’s prophets that were at their time of expiration. All the law and the prophets are emphatically fulfilled “in Christ”. That is why Jesus said, among those born among women there is none greater than John the Baptist, however those who are of the kingdom are greater than he, clarifying the demarcation line and speaking of Us who are brought forth through these things.
The prophets of old could only testify of a coming one, and Christ had come and closed that era. Christ is the conclusion of all they said. Even as Christ said to Nathaniel “I saw you when you were under the fig tree”, showing He was the “Man called The Branch” spoken from Zechariah to fulfill the last sign to perform to close that book.
This is why The Kingdom of God is at hand, of something un-graspable, but totally aprehendable to the renewed mind of the Spirit.
This is why the writer of Hebrews opens up with these words describing the prophets limited role in the things of God “God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, 2 has in these last days (being The New Covenant era) spoken to us by His Son”. Spoken is a past tense term. There is nothing left to say but to repeat it. That is why it is called the Gospel, meaning good news, and the reason Jude says to “contend earnestly for the faith once and for all delivered to the saints”.
This verse from Hebrews shows the batton pass was completed from old to new. The Prophets of old speak of things expired because it is through the continual revelations of things in Christ is the full restoration of what they were talking about.
If you remember, Jesus said “it is not for you to know the things the Father has put under his own authority”. Meaning, the disciples who are still yet carnal and in their old testament thinking when Christ spoke that to them. Meaning if you are in the old, that could be true of you too. But We assure you that the new wine us better.
They could not understand that the restoration of all things is not an event on planet Earth but something each one of us experiences in our own order, of things we receive by The Teacher, comforter and other Parent who now dwells within us.
Even as Paul spoke of in 1st Corinthians 15. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. 23 But each one in their own order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward those who are Christ’s at His (consecutive) comings”. The Gospel accommodates each one in their own order. So that each age would have a harvest. “If you can receive it”. Otherwise the verse is true for you too that “it is not for you to know the things that the Father has put in His own authority”. But Christ told some of us that “I have made known to you all things from the Father”. That’s why we speak with such clarity.
Christ said “Lo the volume of the book is written of Me”. And “Father I have finished the works you have given me to do” so that old Covenant is done. All things are restored to “That which is from the beginning”. Each according to their own order, showing that the Gospel is progressive according to what you were able to receive. No one is held back or in limbo because “Now the gospel of The Kingdom is being preached and all are entering”, and “the violent take it by force” meaning, we take the Father at His Word and We don’t take no for an answer, regardless what the obstacles may be. Like Joshua and Caleb, “if God gave as a thing, we are more than able to possess it” and We do. For “all the promises of God are (a resounding) yes and amen in Christ, the author and finisher of our faith, and He does not tarry.
Like fish coming out of the ocean, to swim up river to the spawning waters from which they were from, we clamour up the things God has said, taking Him at His Word and become heirs, joint heirs with Christ and the recipients of the things that are Heavenly. We come out of the Sea of Galilee, meaning nation’s, or gentiles, through the gush of the Living Waters, to receive the promises in Thr Gospel of the things the Father has said to Us. The Works are Finished? Yes, in us. Gods Word does what He said. We are those who have the full Testimony of Jesus Christ.
From The Beginning.
What Adam and Eve had lost, Christ regained. In the day they died, Adam and Eve lost the Holy Spirit and became dead to the things of God. When we receive God’s Word and Holy Spirit, we are made alive agian to the things of God. This is The Restoration of All Things for becoming children of God with “the image of God” corrected in us having the male and female components of God fully functional. You are in Adam, or in Christ. You are “In that day you shall surely die”, or in “The day of The Lord” and in “That Day” and “The Day of The Lord and “The Day of Christ” all the prophets eluded to, that pointed to Christ’s on earth. By a man all sinned and by a man the fall was corrected. This why we are resurrected because we are “The Offspring of The Ressurection”. Being born of a new nature of The Word and Spirit, our Heavenly Parents. The Word of God is the seed sown in our hearts, and The Spirit is the embrionic sac that becomes an expanse greater than the heavens above the earth. And as a catapillar cannot understand the life and flight if a butterfly, so too the carnal man cannot receive the things of God, but The Elect have.
Even as Peter said “Of this salvation the prophets have inquired and searched carefully, who prophesied of the grace that would come to you, 11 searching what, or what manner of time, the Spirit of Christ who was in them was indicating when He testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow”. We are those Glories.
You see in the beginning Adam was split in half when his counterpart called the rib, was separated and became Eve. This is why the quest was given for man and woman were called in Holy matrimony to be one.
Then to reunite the breath of God with the word of God in us, is a full collection of all that God is. Even as scripture said of Christ “for in him dwells the fullness of the godhead body, (male and female) and ye are complete in Him”. We have everything He has. This is because we accept Christ as he is, and we were not left orphans, He sent us His helper, our comforter who teaches us All (these) things that dwells in us now. And it is the Word of God and the Holy Spirit of God, in Us, that generates The Kingdom of God in Us. The Holy Spirit confirms to our spirit in Us that we are the Children of God.
Now the Kingdom of God that does not come with (carnal) observation is clearly seen with the eyes of our understanding, that the Kingdom of God is within us and not without. Spirit does not take on carnal form. This is why Paul prayed for the eyes of your understanding to be opened, because these things are not for the carnal minded. “The carnal mind is enmity against God, and us who have received.
Now we have the word & Spirit, that Wells up inside of us, and becomes a kingdom. This is what Christ meant when he said “the kingdom of God is within you”. If we adopt God’s Word and God’s Holy Spirit, we are the adopted.
The only way that Jesus Christ could have said that “The kingdom of God is at hand” and for it to be true, is if there is an Eternal Capital City, completely function and open for business. And there is. She is called “Heavenly Jerusalem, the Mother of us all” as Paul put it in Galatians 4.26. And “The Kingdom prepared from the foundations of the world.
I mean “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever”. So it is fitting that His counterpart is as well. And She is a component of “The kingdom prepared from the foundations of the world” because she too is just as eternal as Christ himself. She has an equal share in the Kingdom with the father in the Son. Is she really eternal? But of course, she was seen in the beginning during creation brooding over the face of the waters.
This is the same Brooder who spoke through Jesus to old Jerusalem “oh how I mourn for you, how I would have gathered you as a Hen gathers Her chicks but you were not willing. Showing us that the female aspect of God was present in Christ.
If that is not proof enough, then we can see Her brood over the Israelites in the wilderness as a cloud by day, and a pillar of fire by night. When She swooped down on the disciples in old Jerusalem, they were seen with cloven tongues of fire.
The difference between the Israelites in the wilderness and the New testament believers was, for one the fire was above them and the others the fire came from within. Even as the disciples said on The Way to Emmaus as they discovered these things “Didn’t our hearts burn within us?”Doesn’t your heart burn within you?
Whereas some teachings used to come from Jerusalem on Sabbath days, now the full Gospel comes from the spirit as being the teacher.
Even as Paul had said, for we are being transfigured into the selfsame image from the glory to the glory as by the spirit. Showing what Her purpose is. Even as Christ said when the Holy Spirit My Helper comes, it is to break down the things of Mine and make them palatable to you, to help you understand them.
Now it is a sort of blasphemy to think that Christ’s counterpart and helper is another male, and The Father, Son and Spirit have no feminine? It is also blasphemy to think we could allocate a place on Earth to centralize the things of God for carnal fascinations. Be amazed in the Spirit of your mind!
Did not the Christ speak to the Jews “you are not entering the Kingdom, nor are you allowing those who are trying to do so? That is why that Jerusalem became “The Abomination that makes desolation”. And from the mouth of Jesus about the copy of Jerusalem on earth that became idolitrous and full of adulterers, ” Assuredly, I say to you,not one stone shall be left here upon another, that shall not be thrown down”. And of Her rulers? Jesus called them, brood of vipers, sons of Satan, how shall you escape the fires of Hell?
So we need to clearly understand who our Mother is and support Her cause lest we fix our eyes on something on earth and remain blind to these truths.
John the Revelator had this to say.
“Come, I will show you the bride, the Lamb’s wife.” 10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the great city, the [i]holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, 11 having the glory of God.
And I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. 23 The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light.
The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.
Paul claims his true heritage is from Abraham, which dispels the idea of him being a Jew and affirms with his own words from 2 Corinthians 11.22 “Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they the seed of Abraham? So am I.”
Paul further defines his lineage with these words from Romans. “For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. God has not cast away His people whom He foreknew.” But God did cast away the final generation with these words, “That on you may come all the righteous blood shed on the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah.”
This is why Paul said, ” For I could wish that I myself were accursed from Christ instead of my brethren, and my countrymen according to the flesh.” Showing their divorce from God.
Many consider the elect and foreknowledge of God to be modern day Jews but scripture just does not support that.
Paul was not out to promote the Law Covenant, or Judaism, but the pre-law faith of the father’s Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. They are the ones Paul’s roots are from and where he obtains his instructions for faith, as should we.
This faith of the father’s is something before Moses and before “The Law and Prophets. The law was added till faith comes.” And, “The law was given to make sin exceedingly sinful.” It was an addendum to something before that.
The law was designed to bring us to our knees and accept the gift of righteousness by faith.
The Law culture centered on sin and sacrifices, is not the New Covenant focus. The Glory is what we set our sights on. As Paul said “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.” This is what we set our sights on.
You become your fixation. What you focus on becomes you. As it says here 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 [e]guilty before God.” Why? Because the focus on sin creates guilty sinners.
What those of Moses did over and over, of putting up and taking down, of feasts and sacrifices for sin, were just pictures of what Christ did once, then He returned to His natural habitat of Spirit and Truth, for us to follow Him there. This is why we are on a pilgrimage. We are going somewhere in the faith.
The Law culture with all their offices, buildings, fixtures and feasts are fulfilled and expired, having been dealt the final blow of the cross as shown in Colossians 2. He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross”. They are shelved only to be used for correction purposes only. The purpose of the Mosaic Testament was temporary. Christ’s New Testament is eternal, being present, future and past.
From Exodus 3
Even Moses was instructed by “The Great I AM” to promote the faith of the fathers with these words, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel: ‘The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you. This is My name forever, and this is My memorial to all generations.” So what is it to be remembered forever, Law? And what is supposed to be our fixation, Sin? No way! It was “The Covenant of God to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob” and not the Law culture with the feasts and sacrifices . That was the plan B used as a redirect for a wayward people.
God goes on to instruct in Exodus 3 saying to Moses “16 Go and gather the elders of Israel together, and say to them, ‘The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared to me.” If you remember, Paul validated his apostleship with similar words as seen here “having seen the Lord” because the Lord appeared to him in His eternal form as well. He defined his encounter with Christ, not as a burning bush but as “the bright light from Heaven” who visited Paul many times.
Nevertheless it is this burning brightness that scores a likeness from that realm on our invisible part. We use words like heart, soul, mind and spirit to define our invisibleness.
If we clearly understood His kind of appearing, a second coming appearance to impress us has no relevance because we too can be of those “having seen the Lord” now in His natural element of Spirit and Truth. This is how He interacts with our invisible part which we are called to participate in saying “work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
This becomes our duty of seeing Him and knowing Him perfectly, because we accept Him as he is. We, too, are “accepted in the beloved.” As the book of Job said, “He who is perfect in understanding is with you.”
Christ spoke to us in John 14 saying “those who have seen Me have seen the Father”. And “from here on you have known Him and seen Him“. And so we take Him at His word.
This is why Paul prayed that the eyes of your understanding would be enlightened, showing we have a different set of senses. But this takes faith as defined in Hebrews 11. Now Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. By this the elders and forefathers obtained rapport with God the Father.
We see in Deuteronomy 29 that
God offers the Law culture another chance . They were reminded of the initial promises to the father’s, and re-introduced to them 40 years later, after their sentence in the wilderness for unbelief was complete, God reiterating with these words;
29. 1″These are the words of the covenant which the Lord commanded Moses to make with the children of Israel in the land of Moab, besides the covenant which He made with them in Horeb” meaning, other then the Ten Commands written on something that resembled the condition of their hearts, stone.
It is here we ask why all of the modern day expositors overlook this plea from God to get the Israelites back on track with the pre-law Covenant of the fathers, being Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. They say without a blood sacrifice there can be no annulment of The Law. But the writer of Hebrews says that “For when God made a promise to Abraham, because He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself” meaning no sacrifice is necessary. Who also says “Thus God, determining to show more abundantly to the heirs of promise the [f]immutability of His counsel, [g]confirmed it by an oath, 18 that by two [h]immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we [i]might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us.” Meaning, He doesn’t need a sacrifice to make good on His word.
The writer of Hebrews continues to redirect us from the Law saying: 18 For you have not come [g]to the mountain that may be touched and that burned with fire, and to blackness and [h]darkness and tempest, 19 and the sound of a trumpet and the voice of words, so that those who heard it begged that the word should not be spoken to them anymore. 20 (For they could not endure what was commanded: “And if so much as a beast touches the mountain, it shall be stoned[i]or shot with an arrow.”21 And so terrifying was the sight that Moses said, “I am exceedingly afraid and trembling.”
So we return to the softer approach of faith of The Covenant besides the Law in Deuteronomy 29 that reiterates what God gave in Abraham, to include “all nation’s” saying:
10 “All of you stand today before the Lord your God: your leaders and your tribes and your elders and your officers, all the men of Israel, 11 your little ones and your wives—also the stranger (meaning Gentiles) who is your camp, from the one who cuts your wood to the one who draws your water— 12 that you may enter into (a different) covenant with the Lord your God, and into His oath, which the Lord your God makes with you today, 13 that He may establish you today as a people for Himself, and that He may be God to you, just as He has spoken to you, and just as (identical to) He has sworn to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, in Exodus 3 before the 40 year stint in the wilderness.
The Lord goes on to describe this Covenant “besides” the “Ten commandments” to include the gentiles and all future would be believers saying;
14 “I make this covenant and this oath, not with you alone, 15 but with him who stands here with us today before the Lord our God, as well as with him who is not here with us today.
This is Just like Christ asked the Father in John 17.20 “I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who[j]will believe in Me through their word.”
Showing for us that the 40 years was an expected detour, but not God’s perfect will. His perfect will was and is for us to have the same faith in Christ as Paul and the pre-law forefathers.
Moses completed this re-introduction to the pre-law Covenant of faith from the father’s and how to activate it with these words from Deuteronomy 30, 11 “For this commandment which I command you today is[c]not too mysterious for you, nor is it far off. 12 It is not in heaven, that you should say, ‘Who will ascend into heaven for us and bring it to us, that we may hear it and do it?’ 13 Nor is it beyond the sea, that you should say, ‘Who will go over the sea for us and bring it to us, that we may hear it and do it?’ 14 But the word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, that you may do it.”
Which if you think about it, this should be fairly soothing to those who are bound by keeping laws of having to do this and do that to try and please God, now they can do a work of faith by implimenting God’s Word.
What God had proved to the Israelites after they crossed the red Sea, was that He was perfectly capable of feeding them and housing them and clothing them and keeping them warm and giving them shoes, with clean teeth and great opportunities to advance toward Him.
Christ reiterated this by saying, for even the lilies of the field are clothed more than Solomon how much more shall He clothe you?
Deuteronomy 30 is where many years later that Paul taps into the Hebrew scriptures, to circumvent the law, to tap into the pre-law faith of the fathers and graft it into the New testament, bridging over the redundancies that the faithless floundered in, even up to the annulment of the Law culture and all its embellishments. He created a bypass so that we wouldn’t have to walk through the wilderness, and the subsequent meandering till Christ came and made all things new.
Paul quoted Moses succinctly from the discourse from Deuteronomy 29-30 when defining the faith of the fathers and belief in Christ, as seen here from Romans 10, the righteousness of faith speaks in this way, “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’ ” (that is, to bring Christ down from above) 7 or, “ ‘Who will descend into the abyss?’ ” (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). 8 But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach): 9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.”12 For there is no preference for the Jew over Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. 13 For “whoever callson the name of theLordshall be saved.”
As with all the old testament analogies, the 40 years and all that followed of those who reject the call, were given so that we wouldn’t have to experience their mistakes first hand and avoid those pitfalls ourselves.
Ultimately Christ closed that era as Paul spells it out in Galatians 3 like this “13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us, for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”, 14that the blessing of Abraham would come upon the Gentiles (affirming the law bypass) in Christ Jesus, for us to receive the promise of the Spirit through faith”.
That’s a good point, faith not works, as a means of righteousness and perfect standing with God.
Note the term “gentiles”. This is a reiteration of what the Lord promised to Abraham during his life, that “In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed”. Seed being singular meaning Christ, and all the nation’s means Gentiles. This concept is always coupled with the completion of the Gospel. Christ is the completion of the Gospel and why at Pentecost those speaking in tongues of all nations, (meaning Gentiles) professing the Glories of God, signifying that the Hebrew scriptures are infatically all fulfilled.
Hebrews 1.1″God who in past times spoke to the father’s through the Prophets, has had His final say so with His Son”. It is over.
It is the Jews that call the Gentiles “Goyim” which means “cows”. I don’t think God likes that insult to people made in His image and likeness or of the redeemed from all Nations, as tho they alone are special.
Like Paul told Peter in his hypocrisy “God is a respecter of no man” in context of Peter favoring the Jews by withdrawing from the Gentiles as seen in Galatians 2.
If we truly understand the wilderness lessons second hand, we are the luckier ones. Even if not, we are fortunate to be able to get back on track with true faith after we step out of that.
The same can be said of Paul who transitioned from law, who said “now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up in my flesh what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ, for the sake of His body, which is the church.” Meaning it happened to him so that we don’t have to go through the same sufferings. So we can learn from the lessons of the 40 years and Paul’s transition by their mistakes. This is what it means when Paul says “to the Jews first”. Not meaning as a matter of preference, but because they needed God’s help the most. After all God called them “brood of vipers, whited tombs, sons of Satan” showing their opposition”. This shows God’s grace and not the Jews favoritism. No doubt about it, they were the enemies of God.
It is the grace of God, that we don’t experience everything first hand, and the purpose of scripture.
Paul further promotes the faith of the father’s being Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, in Galatians 4 ” 21 Tell me, you who desire to be under the law, do you not hear the law? 22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons: the one by a bondwoman, the other by a freewoman. 23 But he who was of the bondwoman was born according to the flesh, and he of the freewoman (was born by the Spirit) through promise, 24 which things are symbolic. For these are the two covenants: (the first alagory refers to law) from Mount Sinai which gives birth to bondage, which is Hagar— 25 for this Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia, which corresponds to Jerusalem (on earth) which now is, and is in bondage with her children— 26 but the Jerusalem above (being compositionally different) is free, which is the mother of us all.” Speaking of, The Kingdom of God at hand.
Notice: there is no talk of a third covenant but the one already empowered and put in place for our crossover and salvation.
This corresponds to The New Covenant established by the blood of Christ who is the heir of the promises to the Father’s as Paul explains here “16 Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made. He does not say, “And to seeds,” as of many, or jews, but as of one, “And to your Seed,” who is Christ.” This is for all who are “in Christ” who are renewed in the spirit of their minds by this Gospel we profess.
So it is us who are heirs of these things of Christ regardless of race or color as Paul further explains “Therefore know that only those who are of faith (the qualifying factor) are sons of Abraham. 8 And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel to Abraham beforehand, saying,“In you all the nations shall be blessed.” And We are9 “So then those who are of faith are blessed with believing Abraham.” Showing for us that modern Jewery has no preference with God as Paul also clarifies here saying “26 For you are all offspring of God through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is not the Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all (equal) one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise”.
Even as Paul also says in Galatians “God is a not a respecter of persons”.
Our only access point is faith is the Christ of the cross. Not as though He is still hanging there. No, He is risen and accended to Glory now calling believers to join Him there, so we follow.
Time for calibrating your focus and purpose.
Christ told the eleven right before the cross, “you shall not follow Me now (meaning the cross) but you shall follow Me after, meaning, to the Father in Glory. Some of us already did that. Can you hear the wind of the Spirit say “Come up hither?” Where? With us the elect.
We are those who have put off the body of the sin of the flesh and put on another body in the image of Christ in Glory. (Collosians 3) This is our objective in conjunction with Christ. (Eph 4.13)
The Kingdom of God is at hand, exclusively for you who do this, if you are able to receive it.
Believers in Christ start their journey with the word of faith. That if you believe in your heart, and confess with your mouth you shall be saved as it says in Romans 10. This was actually quoted by Paul from Deuteronomy so this concept wasn’t new in Paul’s time, it was just reiterated. This is the Eternal Gospel.
In Deuteronomy 29 the Lord had re-introduced the Israelites to the Covenant that preceded and supercedes the covenant of the Law and the Prophets with these words. 29.1 These are the words of the covenant, which I the Lord commanded Moses to make with the children of Israel in the land of Moab, BESIDE the covenant which he made with them in Horeb. Meaning, other than the law and the prophets of the covenant written on two tablets that Paul later refers to as “The Gospel of Death”. You see the law was a stopgap, not the objective of the faith and believe in God.
In Paul’s words “the law was added to make sin exceedingly sinful”. To make them turn the other way. That is what repent means, turn the other way. Do an about face. God has something much better that they shied away from saying “Yet the Lord hath not given you an heart to perceive, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, unto this day.” And God said this because they refused to follow Him by faith, of believing the things He has said. They feared the Giants. Our Giants are the “but what if’s” we ask of God, and the “just in case” and the “cares of this life” that keep us from trusting the things God has said like “I will never leave you forsaken”.
It was at the end of Israel’s 40 years sentence in the desert, led by Moses that the gospel message was presented to them one more time. You see they had rejected it. The Lord told them they would spend one year in the wilderness for every day they rejected to go into the promise land. 40 years for 40 days of disobedience. Ouch! That is 365 days of punishment for one day of rejecting His Spirit. A total of about 14,600 days.
It was Moses who led the Israelites the 40 years of punishment through the wilderness, who coming to the end of his life and the end of his tenure as leading the Israelites through folly. He asked the Lord if he could then go into the promise Land, their original destination they were denied. The Lord told him, No! You cannot go into the promise land, for at the fountain at Meribah you refused to hallow me to the tribes of Israel.
You see at Meribah Moses was instructed to do a Word of Faith by speaking to the Rock to get water. This he did not do. Instead of a work of Faith by speaking a command, he smote the rock with a stick. He turned a work of faith into a physical work done by man. He preferred his physical instruments rather than the tools of our trade which is word. God’s word.
This is the reason why all the children of Israel did not complete their cross over except Joshua, Caleb and the new generation born after the rebellion. At the end of the 40 years many were over 80 years old and still children in faith. They just could not grow up. They failed to repudiate their past behavior and remained unchanged by their encounter with God and the events leading up to the Red Sea crossing. They continued to live their life the way they did before by the Adamic curse by working by the sweat of their brow.
Their journey started out of Egypt through the Red Sea where they were delivered from slave labor and all of their monsters and boogie men were drowned in the water. But they just could not accept that fact, retaining their lower nature of fear they invented new monsters and complained about everything. As Moses said “They sacrificed unto devils, not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to newgods that came newly up, whom your fathers feared not.”
For this they were denied. They could not rise above their carnal nature and use their inheritance of Faith, the unseen substance of God’s provisions called “the Word of Faith”.
This is the reason why today many people live in defeat. Without knowing how to impliment faith by trusting God and applying His word, they use the world’s bandaids and solutions instead and say “in Jesus name”. This is a sort of blasphemy. It not His fault your remedies don’t work. He did not sanction it or they would’ve. If your prayers and efforts don’t work, you have to recalibrate your beliefs because the Lord says “I do not change”. He is the constant and we are being changed, providing we hear the Holy Spirit. (2Corinthians 3.18)
James says “you have not because you ask not, and when you do ask, you do so to fulfill your flesh”. Meaning you use your heavenly powers to satisfy your lower nature. That is not what God’s provisions are for. And then you murmur and complain because you didn’t get the thing you asked for. Who does that sound like? The Israelites and the Jews of the bygone age.
The Elect have been given the ability to create by faith. James goes on to say “you ask and you don’t receive because you seek to consume it by your carnal nature”. Showing what the obstacle is.
If you approach God as a beggar or a borrower would, you insult the Gift and the Gift Giver. We were made in the image of God. If you see yourself at the base a the cross on your knees, you are like wingless birds floundering for flight. You are appearing to God in your old nature and He does not see that. You have to go in the name of Christ. For even the Israelites were instructed at their Passover to eat it with haste, to get up and get out of there. So too we need to be renewed and re-established in Christ and not appear in our Adamic sunken condition. Are we not joint heirs with Christ? He did not leave us there stranded, for “on him was laid the iniquity of us all and by his stripes we were healed”. You have to believe this.
Do not be found in contempt of the gift nor insult the spirit of Grace. Your salvation package is completed all the way to Glory. The Lord says, today is the day of salvation and today is the day I have helped.
We have been given “love, power and a sound mind. And “we have the mind of Christ” “to boldly go to the throne room of Grace”. This is what it means to be seated with him in Heavenly places, which is the destiny of our calling.
This is how you address the Father. This is what it means to pray “in Christ’s name”. Just like Jacob went to his father in Esau’s name. He felt like Esau and he smelled like Esau. He went in the name of Esau and acquired the full inheritance. Same with us. We are a sweet fragrance of Christ in the presence of the Father and are denied nothing. As Christ said “ask anything of the Father in My name and He will do it”. Amen
You talk to the Father as if you were Christ. Your old person is not recognized here. Your accounts were closed. “For even the angels in heaven see the face of the Father in these little ones” who act like this. This is how we know we are His because He said “ask anything in My name that the Father may be Glorified” through us by doing so.
If the Israelites would have used these tools of faith in the Son of God to impliment their eternal inheritance, they wouldn’t have had so many problems.
Like the children in the wilderness, today there are many who are bound by fears like “the end times” as a reason to be inactive and don’t know that the command was given not to harm the earth till God writes His name on our foreheads. We are on a mission, a journey. This is why we are called pilgrims.
If Moses would have spoken to the Rock an invisible word to bring forth the provisions of God, the 40 years of wandering would not have happened. But they failed to use their crossover tools of Gods word applied by the believer by faith. As Joshua and Caleb said “if God gave us something, we are more than able to possess it. As 2 Peter says, God has given us everything that pertains to life and godliness, and we are partakers of the divine nature having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. What are we waiting for to impliment the gift of eternal life?
As Christ shows us in His wilderness trial where Satan tempted Him, each temptation was met with these words saying, no for it is written. Then He proceeded to quote scripture, showing us how to conquer our own wilderness testings. With scripture. That we may be found faithful to stand behind the sheild of this kind of faith and ward off all the fiery darts as Paul teaches in Ephesians 6
This is how faith works, but it is only faith when the facts and the physical findings are contrary to the unctions of the Holy Spirit. You can walk by faith or by sight. This is why “the carnal mind is enmity against God. It is not subject to the laws (ways and construct) of God and neither indeed can be. So those who are in the flesh, cannot please God”. Hence, the 40 years.
Like David said in the Psalms, and Paul quoted later in Corinthians, “We Believe therefore we speak”. It is to believe a thing of Gods that is in scripture and speaking it, that the thing that is believed becomes the thing that is said. This is our new reality in spirit and truth. Kind of like when God said “let there be light” and there was light. Or when Christ said to Lazarus “rise up and walk” so we too speak the word of faith as directed by the Holy Spirit.
Gods promises are implemented in this age in this way. As Paul said “all the promises of God are yes and Amen in Christ”. To be implimented in any age,
The writer of Hebrews said of Moses generation. 16 For who, having heard, rebelled? Indeed, was it not all who came out of Egypt, led by Moses? 17 Now with whom was He angry forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose corpses fell in the wilderness? 18 And to whom did He swear that they would not enter His rest, but to those who did not believe? 19 So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.” Are we missing out from what God has for us for the same reason?
After the 40 years in the wilderness, Moses was able to see the land of promise from Mt Nebo, but died there, having not receiving the promises because he did not understand that what he was shown portayed something invisible. This is what they all overlooked.
We see with Joshua, for whom it was promised that he would lead them into the land. It was at Jericho that the walls fell not with a stick, or of any of man’s devising, but with the resounding shouts of faith. And because of this, with Joshua they were all able to cross over, defeat their enemies and advance to their inheritance. (Figuratively speaking) all participated. So must you to be counted as faithful.
The promise land symbolized receiving our inheritance in Christ, the true prize as described by Paul who said “all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, 3 all ate the same spiritual food, 4 and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ“. Showing for us that the things they had were only physical toys that shadowed the things that are invisible realities, of things “in Christ”. That is why they were referred to as “children” a couple thousand times in the old covenant. Even after they wandered 40 years, they had not developed in faith so they could not conclude their journey and obtain the prize. Even so today many do not aquire the gift given but remain in their lower carnal estate. As James said, let Faith have its perfect work that you may be full and complete and lacking nothing, showing that our trials have an end. And even with Peter who said “after you have suffered a while, may God perfect establish strengthen and settle you” and so God does. That’s what the gospel is all about. And from Peter again, “recieving the end of your faith the salvation of your soul” showing our efforts of faith have it’s conclusion before our physical death. We fulfill the words of Christ saying “those who believe in Me have past from death to life”. Our Passover/crossover and vows from our baptism are complete. To recon our old man dead and walk in the resurrection. Amen.
The physical expression of faith of the New Covenant established by Christ and our crossover point today is baptism, whereby you profess that your old person died with Christ at the cross, being washed away, you now walk in newness of life. Your new form of life should be your proof. The cross of Christ is our crossover point from here to there, to where He is. This is symbolized by Him taking our crown of thorns indicative of the curse from Eden to exchange our crown of thorns for His Crown of Glory. The price was paid. You must press in to lay hold of this with persistence and the impliments of faith, being the Holy Spirit and Gods Son called “The Word of God” broken down into soundbites called words being the gospel, which is the re-itteration of the things God has said, for our implimentation. Has God really said ? With an resounding shout we say YES! And like Jericho, the walls fall down between here and there and we cross over into Christ, where “in Christ all the promises of God are yes and amen in Him” leaving our old nature in the dust where it came from. Amen.
To obtain these things we say You must continue in a walk of faith being pilgrims and sojourners following Christ by doing what He does and going where He goes. He said, “follow me that where I am you may be also”. And so we do. We go to places feet can’t go. Because in the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God, and the Word was God. To follow Christ, Gods Word, you must put on Christ one word at a time and one attribute at a time to be rewarded by the Father of Glory. You must be renewed in the spirit of your mind to become word. God’s Word is His Son, put Him on in the loins of our mind. And those that do this? These are the Elect. They arrive at a full stature in the family of God on their own time. Ephesians 4.13
We do this by the transfiguration by the Holy Spirit, one Revelation at a time until our realization is fully awakened to the things of God. These things are given to us, to be with Him where He is, one with the Father, seated at His own right hand, having dominion over all powers and principalities, in this age and every age, seated in the heavens in glory, the origination and destiny of our calling. In Christ, fully reconciled to the Father.
We do this one step at a time, adopting each of the several attributes by owning them to be with Them. This is the true reconciliation given to us. Even as Paul said “be reconciled to the Father! He made Him who knew no sin, to become our sin, for us to become the righteous of God like Him. Owning and possesing everything the Son has with us being joint heirs now of the things that God has. What a carnally unfathomable, eternally experiencable gift.
This is why we put on Christ. In the loins of the mind we become godly by cloaking ourselves with these invisible attributes defined by Word, to be like Him. In doing so we make our calling and election sure and receive an open door to His Kingdom even as we speak. 2 Peter 1.10-11
God is invisible spirit and truth, and seeks such. Such are we. Him is what we get. In this way the scripture is fulfilled in us that says “when we see Him, we become like Him”. And so we do. We see Him who is eternal, immortal, invisible. Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. Hebrews 13.8 His flesh was temporary. In the beginning He was Gods invisible Word. That is what He is still today. So therefore we become that as well.
Now the word is true that says “the world does not know us because they did not know Him.” And they did not know Him because they could not see Him who is invisible, as He is. They thought he was human. Because seeing with their eyes they see not. And hearing with their ears they hear not. It is with the heart that one must see and hear to understand the things of God. This they did not. But we do.
Our invisible part called our soul and heart is the only invisible thing that we have to interact with the living God, but every fiber of our being experiences Him. We impliment this with our invisible word of faith to reverberate the words that we heard showing we received the things the He said. He says many things, but just gives us one thing. Himself. He is described through the many words. These words reassembled become Word. This is our work today. To reassemble His truths inside ourselves to be like Him. One word and one Revelation at a time until our task and journey is complete. And we can accomplish this before our carnal nature dies.
This kind of faith is our invisible embelical cord to the invisible God for the transferance of the things He has said, from Him to us, to whom we aspire. His inspiration is our perspiration, a sweet savory scent to the Father is the Son. Paul put it like this “14 Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us [d]diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. 15 For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. 16 To the one we are the aroma of death leading to death, and to the other the aroma of life leading to life.
Because of this “we are the temple of the living God”. And as Paul pleaded to be reconciled to the Father, this we have done. This is how you know that you are the elect. You have been rescripted by scripture, reprogrammed and wired, reformatted and fitted to interact with the living God through Word, unhindered by your carnal nature. This is the full reconciliation and full salvation as our objective as prayed here by Paul in Colossians 1.28 Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus. 29 To this end I also labor, striving according to His working which works in me mightily”. And so we do.
Let us go up from here. Let us, the called, the eklesia, understand more clearly our profession of baptism. That we may more clearly understand what we’ve crossed over to possess. So that we may understand more clearly what we are able to do. And as Paul had prayed, to know the power that is resident in each one of us. This great power that was displayed in Christ when He was raised from the dead, and seated at the Father’s own right hand, far above all powers and principalities in this age and every age. Ephesians 1.17+ This power given to us to accomplish the same thing as the first born. This power vested in us through faith to obtain the glory that “as He is, so are we in this world”. Not as He was when He put on flesh and dwelled among us, but as He is even now. Isn’t this what Christ asked of the Father? Father that those whom you have given Me to be with Me where I am. I with You, You with Me, them with us that the world may know. (John 17) Did the Father deny that request? And “Father, that those you have given Me, I have given them My glory. That they may be one with us.” The Father honored that request as well.
This is the good news. This is the complete gospel of the Christ of the cross and only savior. There is no future saving to supercede this.
With this fully intact inside of us, we are now just the reitterations of the Father. Those who follow the Lamb. Us to whom He said “greater works shall you do because I go to the Father and you see me again no more”. He is now seen as He is in His Eternal construct as “in the beginning was Word, the Word was with God. He is the Word we become. As 1 John 3 says “when we see Him, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. And so we did and now fulfill the verse that says “the world does not know us because they do not know Him”. We are the elect.
The Kingdom of God is at hand, in tact and fully functionable and operational today. Glory to God.
12 Here is the [g]patience of the saints; here[h]are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.
13 Then I heard a voice from heaven saying [i]to me, “Write:‘Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.’ ”
“Yes,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, and their works follow them.”
Christ said “I have many things to say to you however you are not able to bear them, however when the spirit of truth comes, you will be taught all things”. This is from the “all things” from the spirit of Truth.
It was Paul who said “for the gospel that I preached to you, I did not receive it by man, nor was I taught by man but through revelations of Jesus Christ” showing for us that it does not from without but within.
Christ also said “greater works shall you do because I go to the father and you see me again no more”. These are the greater works we do because we have accepted the reality that Christ will not come back in His former fashion of the flesh that he expired with the law and the prophets, as many suppose, so we have His advantage.
Christ comes as a thief because if you don’t accept Him as He is. The gift giver becomes a taker as He said “Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed are they that watcheth, and keepeth their garments, lest they walk naked, and they see their shame”. So it is important to know what we are to put on “lest we be found naked”. Shame on us if we do not put on our Heavenly attire.
Here are some things you need to know to ensure your election, “for in so doing there is provided a grand entrance into the “Kingdom of God at Hand”. Let us go up from here.
The things of this age were created and mankind were begotten of things that hadn’t been before. They come from the dust and return to the dust. In the end everything from the 6 days of creation will all be burned in a ferverant heat for the eternal to remain. (2 Peter 3.12) Then righteousness will be without competition. But we don’t need to wait for that event to happen to participate in the things that God has for us in “The Kingdom of God at hand”. A phrase that never expires, of truths we are able to grasp and apply them with our understanding.
Gods things are not created so they do not decay or return to the dust and they cannot be burned because they are elementally different. They are spirit and truth. They never get old and are forever new. God is pre-existent and eternal, and so are the things that are specific to Him. To this the Elect are called to participate in even now as being “The Kingdom of God at hand”, and “The Kingdom prepared from before the foundations of the world”.
Gods things are not subject to space and time but are ubiquitous. Meaning God and His things are not time sensitive events to be experienced in the past or the future but even to us right now. They are all harmonious, coexistent and inseparable.
Wherever God is, everything that is uniquely His is with Him. And because God is boundless and ubiquitous, being everywhere all the time, so are His things. This is why “The Kingdom of God is at hand” to the renewed mind of faith. This is why we “the called” are to grow in the knowledge of God, because that is our only access point to Him and how we grow. He is our expanse greater than the created Heavens with the Stars. In Him is everything that is eternal. The galaxies were given for our amusement.
Gods things are made manifest and evident to us, clearly seen not in 1st and 2nd comings as many suppose, but through a succession of comings, revelations, manifestations and unveilings to the human heart, soul and mind, “to the degree you are able to attain? So walk ye in it”.
The Etemology of Revelation.
The word revelation originates from the Greek word “apocalypse”. This word does not mean catastrophes as thought of today. To witness the lifting off of a covering from a statue in a public square, this is an unveiling. This is an apocalypse, a revelation and a manifestation. With God it is to make visible something out of reach of the physical senses.
The purpose for God’s word is to make visible the invisible, to make knowable the humanly un-see-able, to make attainable the humanly impossible, for us, the Elect to acquire in this age our inheritance of the things hidden “in Christ”. He is the source and our final destination, for the complete apprehension and attainment of the gift of Godliness delivered to us through the gospel of things pertaining to “The Kingdom of God at hand. To fulfill the verse in ourselves about God that “His divine power hath given to us everything that pertains to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who has called us to glory and virtue:
4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by through these you are partakers of the divine nature, having (already) escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust”. In the here and now, no supposed 2nd coming involved. Or as Peter put it “recieving the end of your faith, the salvation of your souls” as being something attainable in the here and now. (1 Peter 1.9)
However this promise is not for the carnal man or his external senses or religious nature. This pertains to us too. This is why Christ spoke in parables “for without a parable spoke He not to the people” or the religious zellots of that day or ours. The gospel is not about being good. It is about being godly. And because God is invisible, we can only tell you about it. But it is more real than the ground you stand on.
That is why “faith is the evidence of things hoped for, the (proof of the invisible) substance of the things that are unseen”. All the law and the prophets were just for this cause. To help us see the un-see-able. As Moses was instructed “see that you make all things according to the pattern shown to you on the mount” showing us that there is an eternal, original these things were pattered after. But this key principle they forgot and became confused enough to get lost in the wilderness. They were bewildered.
They too were just to help us see what is just beyond the veil of human perceptions. This is why the flesh is called the veil. It is the carnal senses that are useless pertaining to the things of God. That is why you must put them off when relating to God.
Caution: If you are waiting to experience God in a physical way with a zip code and a time zone, you are blind to Him who wisks about you even now, willing and able to save. This is why He is “The Savior”. He does not come here to save us later. He does this now through the Gospel. We wrap ourselves in His word and are saved, and preserved “in Christ”.
This is why our Lord says “20 Behold,I stand at the door and knock.If anyone hears My voice and opens the door,I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me”. Enter spirit and truth.
This is why Christ said of the Jews “seeing with their eyes they see not, hearing with their ears they hear not. It is with the heart that one must see and hear to understand the things of God”. Many are still trying to build something to house God today. God cannot be carnally known. This is why Romans 8 says “the carnal mind is enmity against God. It is not subject to the laws of God and neither can be. So those in the flesh cannot please God”. They are sorely mistaken.
That was the sin of Sodom and Gomorah. They said “bring them out that we may know them” visibly. Meaning, show us God on the physical plain and we will believe. It says in Revelation that our Lord was slain in the city spiritually called Sodom and Egypt, but was the spiritual condition of the Jerusalem of that day and the Jews who killed Him.
This is why Lot and his family were instructed to leave the plains for the high lands, which is a picture of rising in the spirit. Which is the same reason our Lord on earth said “let is go up from here” and “let us arise”. Learn to stand on these truths in the plateau of the spirit.
Set aside the carnal expectation of God becoming a human again. He finished that work and cut it short in righteous then said “I go to the Father and you see me again no more” at least not in a carnal way. He returned to His original composition of the Word before time of Spirit and truth. Christ is “the same yesterday today and forever”. (Hebrews 13.8) So we should not expect Him to appear in a form like ourselves. Even as He was seen “in another form” after His resurrection. (Mark 16.12
Flesh and bone does not inherit the things of God, because God is spirit and truth and seeketh such. We accomplish this through His word. It is those of us who have adopted the words of God who can commingle the things of God presented to us from the gospel, engrafted in our minds for promtings by the Holy Spirit, to think and interact with God perfectly, to experience the Blessings God enjoys that are uniquely specific to Him and His. Such are we, Him is what we have, we are the Elect.
Paul said “the veil is done away in Christ”? We who are recipients of the New Covenant provisions, see what is beyond the veil of human experiences being “The Kingdom of God at Hand”. Within reach of something tangible but not physically graspable, but totally comprehendable and achievable to the re-spirited mind of faith.
God uses words to uncloak Himself by His collection of words He calls His Son. This is the proverbial manna from heaven that gives life to the world. But don’t expect to pick it up from the ground like the Israelites. That too was just a snapshot and a parable of something we are to do invisibly by faith. This is God’s realm, and faith is our invisble tool to interact with the Godhead of who they are, Father, Son and The Holy Spirit, being Design, Word and Spirit.
John 1.1. “In the beginning was The Word, The Word was with God, and The Word was God. He was in the beginning with God”. Word is Gods pre-incarnate original substance.
Word is not to be interpreted physically but God specific, being pre-incarnate and eternal of things before creation. The Word of God is the collection of God’s things, broken down into sound bites called words, for human consumption not to feed the body but the spirit of the mind. To become the things that He said, made known by revelations for us to be like Him being remanufactured with His things, His thoughts and His words. In the beginning that is all He was, and the Son declares this. We accept Him as He is and we are accepted in the Beloved. We are the elect.
This is why we are instructed to “put on Christ”. Because Christ was word before “He became flesh and dwelled among us”, that is what He returned to when He left. Because flesh is not a Heavenly composition because it returns to dust.
People only saw a peasant on the foal of a colt when they saw Christ because the flesh vailed His Glory. However there were those who saw past that veil and worshipped Him on a sorel horse whose garments were dipped in blood, having a name no human can pronounce, whose name is “The Word of God”. We the Elect are still pronouncing His name even today. We proclaim nothing new but We are re-iterations of the things that He said of the “gospel once and for all delivered to the saints” that we are to contend for. (Jude 3)
We put on His Word to become like Him. This is how we follow Christ to the Father. This is how “His word does not return void, but accomplished all His desire”. God’s Word returns to the Father with us in it. This is what it means to be “in Christ”. In God’s Son, which is God’s Word who said “I go to the Father and you see Me again no more” meaning in human form. But He also says “where I am going you cannot go, but you shall follow Me later’. This is later. We return with Christ to the Father by putting Word on. “With my dead body they shall arise” and so we did and you can too. (Isaiah 26.19) This too is a work of faith.
It was because Christ was a man and God, He shows us that it is possible to be full of God while we have our human bodies because “as He is so are we in this world” not how he was in the flesh but His current “as He is” seated eternal with the Father. We have this right now, to the rescripted mind of faith. This is God’s playground.
As Paul said, we have this treasure in earthen vessels that the Glory and the Excellency may be of God and not ourselves. Do you hear that? Gods Glory and His excellence exuding in Us and through us? What a blessedness disguised in common looking people. For those in doubt? This may be the only glimpse of this kind of glory you will see this side of judgment.
Because God’s promise says “For in Him (Christ) dwells the fullness of the God head body. And you are complete in Him who is the head of all principalities and powers”. If we have accepted the invitation to arise and seat with them in the heavenlies as spelled out by Paul in Ephesians 2. Above all powers and principalities in this age and every age”. This gift has already been given for the hearers who have faith to aquire the free gift of God in Christ. To cloth yourself with Christ. To put on the inner man who is made in the likeness of Christ of what we see in His Word. “We see Him as He is and become like Him.
In this way we are what we eat. To receive God as He is, being Word, is to commune with God. To eat of His flesh which are words on the pages consumed by our mind to be like Him. As Christ said “take and eat all of it”. And as the Israelites were instructed at their Passover to, eat it in haste. Or as Lot’s wife was turned to a pillar of salt because she did not leave the plains in haste. She lingered and became solidified, and a solid God is not.
To have all things in common.
This is what commune means. This is true koinania obtained from the gospel through assorted revelations. This is what His word is about. Just as 1 John says “That which was from the beginning, that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may commune with us” have oneness with us, to break bread with us; and truly our oneness is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ the righteous. To be infused with and amalgamated to Him. To be wed. To become inseparable and eternally one with Him who is everywhere all the time. To take our stance with the rest of the Elect, of the symposium of “the spirits of just men made perfect”. (Hebrews 12.22-23)
This is what it means to partake of Christ. To eat what He eats, and drink what He drinks of eternal things of the Father. This is to “drink it new in the Kingdom”speaking of the new wine of the “New Covenant” now in effect as evidenced at the cross, as we partake not of a body of flesh but of words, syllables and sayings. We become part of the body of Christ which has no physical members but being made up by stones that are “the measure of a man who is of an Angel”. (Revelation 21)
As Peter says “we are living stones built up a habitation of God in the spirit”, and need not to expect to have something physical. And we need not wait for a third Covenant or a new work because the second Covenant and the cross cannot be superseded, outdone, added to or retracted. It really is fully finished and furnished.
This is why We are called ambassadors. An ambassador is a representative of a kingdom and culture of which they are from. Someone cannot be called an ambassador if they had not been there otherwise they would just be a representative. But because we are “fellow citizens, saints and members of the household of God” we are from another culture. We are ambassadors from the place from which We are nourished and where We live. We are “in Christ”. We are from “The kingdom of God at hand”. We have been given permission to say with Christ and the apostles, that “we cannot help but to speak of what we hear and to testify to what we see”, showing you that there is a testimony of a reality that is not sensitive to the carnal senses. And to those who are getting this? We beckon you, come up hither. The rapture is not a physical one because “from dust you came, to dust you shall return. That is the demise of the body, it came from the dust to return to dust, so don’t put your stock in that. But we have a new body, a glorious body like His. (1 Corinthians 15. 42- 49) We are instructed to put this on.
We are talking of an event that happens “in the blink of an eye” quicker than humanly perceivable but completely assertainable to the rescripted mind of faith..
For you have not come to a mountain that may be burned with fire, but you have come to Mount Zion, to the Heavenly City (and the true Jerusalem) to the general assembly and Church of the firstborn in the spirits of just men made perfect.” Take your seat here please, your Heavenly Father has anticipated this. The price was paid with the most prescious blood of Christ. Do not despise the gift or insult the gift Giver.
Change your perspective.
A father is most pleased when his children do what he does. God made no beggars borrowers or thieves, God left us not on our knees but said follow me that where I am you may be also. Stand up and arise to your inheritance for the price was paid. “Walk in the spirit and you will not fulfill the lusts of the flesh”.
The father rejoices when those meet Him at the throne and join Him there because He is seated there waiting for His enemies to become his footstool, and because He has already defeated Satan sin and death at the cross, the only enemy that is left now are your doubts, fears and unbelief. God wants you to defeat these enemies with scripture and sit with the Father in the Heavenlies seeing eye to eye with Him. This is His desire. “It is the Father’s good pleasure to give us the Kingdom”. He has withheld from you nothing. “God has given us everything that pertains to life and godliness according to the knowledge of Him who calls us to glory by virtue”. By virtue that you know these truths.
When the enemy says “has God really said?” We say with a resounding affirmative YES! And just like the walls fall down at Jericho, we enter into “The Kingdom of God at hand”.
No other act but faith can accomplish this. Get up off your knees and stand up like a man. Just as Paul said, I reach out to lay hold of why Christ laid hold of me. Some of us have done that.
These are the Elect. The Father sees a reflection of Himself in us and He is smiling. In this the father was well pleased and says, enter My joy you good and full of faith steward, servant and beloved.
If God appears physically of things specific to the six day creation, God presents a false self. The creator cannot become the created. This is why He calls us to Himself. We are the ones that must change and His Word is the change agent. We do this one Revelation at a time, one manifestation after another untill we become “a perfect man” (Eph 4.13) Not masculine or feminine. These distinctions have no preference one over the other in God’s Kingdom. We are all one, equal and co-heirs of the things of God that are not of this creation.
Now “the whole creation groans and travails anticipating the manifestation of the children of God”. Why? Because that is the purpose of creation. Them. Us.
We are manifestations and individual manifestos of the Father is us because “as He is, so are we in the world”. There is no doubt about it, We are the Elect.
And because we take on the manifestations of God found in His Word and call them our own, we are joint heirs of the things “in Christ”. Our flesh cannot be re-created, we can only be converted to be His manifestations.
It is these revelations about God that make manifest the things of God to our understanding so we can accept or reject God. And that is why the revelation of the Son of God, the Christ, is not of this creation. He said “you have rightly called me a King, but My Kingdom is not of this creation. If it were I would send my angels and they would fight, but My Kingdom is not from here”.
Even as Paul said “the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but they are mighty through God for pulling down strongholds and every argument that exalts itself against the understanding of God” showing for us that God is elementally different. Even as he says, “as the Heavens are higher than the Earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts are higher than your thoughts. His composition is out of reach for the external carnal senses to experience and the need for revelation.
That is why God is a manifestation and revelations made known by His Word and not composed of His six day creation. This is how and where God is unveiled, in the spirit of the mind and understanding. Which means to make known and open up to the regenerated mind of Faith the things that are God specific. And because God is “eternal, immortal and invisible, we should not expect Him to manufacture something of Himself with creation specific elements associated with time and matter, or he would lie by presenting a false image of himself of being something created, and God is not a creature, and a thing of creation cannot be God .
There are however countless other lower case gods that are doing that even to this day by taking on the responsibilities of God and associated with things of this age disguised in benevolence for redirecting human efforts and affections to themselves . These are the counterfeits. You will know them by their fruits. They are the pyramid people beholden to the eye in the sky.
We are the elect, however they are the elect of another sort with all lying signs and wonders if possible to deceive, but not decieve the Elect.
So we must be more careful to distinguish between the created and the eternal so that we may more appropriately arise to our inheritance. Where? In our understanding in the spirit of our minds. In this way Gods things become our plug-n-play components that build us up, and the tools of our trade for acts of faith as more than touching the invisible but cohabitating with God now. We are owners, joint heirs of the things that God has said, that are in Christ and with the Father. That is where He is awaiting our arrival. Not physically but in spirit and truth. “For the time that is coming already is (John 4)
It is Gods things that are revealed to the elect, that are unveiled and manifest for our consumption that we may become more godly. This is how we are children of God and joint heirs of the things of God in Christ, our new abode. This is what defines a true Christian. Not a religion but an association with a new species in a New Kingdom with a New Covenant and New features being God Specific, that never fades, erodes, decays or changes, of things that are “in Christ”. We who are “in Christ” are in the forever new, the origination of His manifestations and revelations of the things He has said. He is the source
We are not created, we are manifestations and apocalypses of the things for us that are called the new creation, which are not new in the sense that they have never been. They are new in the sense in two terms. One is that those things which are eternal are eternally new and never getting old. They always shine in their eternal glory. It is with our mind that these are new because the mind had not experienced them before. Revelation and revealings are just showing us things that are hidden in Christ. And because in the beginning God created the heavens and earth and rested from them, he stepped back from them proverbially he stepped into himself and that is what Christ is. Hidden in Christ is the Godhead body and we are hidden in Christ as well.
We now are these manifestations, chips off the old block. We become his declarations because we cannot help but to speak what we see and testify to what we’ve head and seen of the things that are here in Christ.
He said “so shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return to me void”. This is us who put on word. That is our departure and transportation mechanism to the Father. As scripture says, “we have been delivered from the power of darkness and have been translated into the Kingdom of the Son of His love”. Now the things of this world grow faintly dim in the light of His Glory and Grace. It is as we behold His Glory, we are transitioned by His Glory to become that Glory. (2 Corinthians 3.18) For this reason He is also called “The Father of Glories” and in this way we are His because He shared that with us.
When Paul was visited by Christ with” a light 7 times greater than the sun”, can you see that? It is an unearthly Glory beyond the veil of human perception. Are you becoming that Glory? The Father of Glories gives us this.
At the end of the book of the revelation of Jesus Christ which was written by John, of whom John was the closest disciple of Christ, having found his head in the bosom of our Lord, having known him better than any of the disciples.
John saw an angel and bent down to worship him thinking that this was Christ. Upon doing so this angel said to him “see that you do not do that for I am one of thy brethren and one of those who keep the testimony of Jesus Christ worship Him, for the testimony of Christ is the spirit of prophecy.”
It is this one who John saw and John knew best, who saw something that eerily resembled Jesus Christ to the point that he thought it was Him and bowed to worship. And it is those who reach this stature who can say like “The Son” “he who has seen me has seen the Father” as being something invisible but totally attainable.
May we present to you this day that he was a manifest Elect of God. Showing for us that, our new body is not a gift given at some conclusion at the end of time but for those of us who obtain their fullness and likeness of Christ even now “each one in their own order” (1 Corinthians 15)
Step outside of your time and place association with matter while you are in your earthen vessels and fullfil the verse that says “as He is (now) so are we in the world.
Accept the gift, the price was paid. Take your rightful due not at the cross for sin and suffering but seated with the Father. Leave your crown of thorns and dead works and out on the crown of Glory given, “recieving the end of your faith, the salvation of your souls” and the complete your vows from baptism. To be buried with Him, and raised (resurrected) in newness of life now.
“17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 18 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation.” Arise to your inheritance now for the time is short, and “today is the day of salvation” tomorrow you may not be so fortunate.
It was Enoch the 7th from Adam who said it first. That before this age slips away, while salvation is still in process, that there would be a throng of the firstfruits executing judgment on earth of those who have put on the gift, the fullness of Christ, taking on their rightful due of ruling with Christ and executing judgment on planet Earth to wrap up this age and initiate the closure of salvation saying ““Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is at hand. 11 He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him [e]be righteous still; he who is holy, let him be holy still.” Where are you in the process?
For this age hastens to wrap up with a rapid fire succession of events designed to engulf the wicked, but we are in the eye of the storm and command center of all things, seated far above all powers and principalities where Christ says, all eyes on Me. We are the Elect.
For now “The Kingdom of God is still at hand”. Come up hither!
God’s purpose for creation is to obtain people like Himself called The Elect. “For the Lord’s portion is his people; (Deuteronomy 32.9)
God’s objective for the Elect is to share His Glory with them. For this reason He is called “The Father of Glory”. He calls us to Himself so we must participate in this project.
When He is done with us, He is what we become. Even as it’s written that the gospel is “for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the full measure and stature of the fullness of Christ;
How do we do this? With scripture, Eternal life for those who by patient continuance seek for Glory, Honor and Immortality. It is as we seek these things, the Holy Spirit reciprocates God’s glory as Paul also taught us that “we all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transfigured into His self same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.” Showing for us that the vehicle we use to get to Glory is not a train, a boat, car or a plane but the Holy Spirit, because the Holy Spirit also strives for this cause saying “the Spirit makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. 27 Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because the Spirit makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.”
Fortunately for us Paul was at the suffering stage of his transformation so we can understand that our part is to persevere because “our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal”.
Our afflictions are equal to the obstacles we encounter in the temporal realm of things we need to hold on to loosely.
These things cause afflictions, and prohibit your transfiguration. This is why we “lay aside every weight and sin that easily ensnares us, running the race with endurance, looking to Christ the author and finisher of our faith”.
Why? Because He is the storehouse where all of our wares come from to help our cause. Even as Christ spoke to the woman at the well “if you knew who you are talking to, you would ask and I would give you the living waters”. And so we did.
Our Glory is a shared Glory. Even as Paul went on to describe this saying, “For it is God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to bring to light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. This is why He said “if you see Me, you have seen the Father.
Paul also described the Glory as being part of the salvation package with these words “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.This is a faithful saying.” So we don’t want to stop short of aquiring the “Eternal Glory” as something we are expected to partake of.
As we participate in this Heavenly gaze, we become what we see and the Works of God are carried out in us. Likewise God’s work in us reaches a completion as well. That is what the completion is, Glory of a Heavenly sort, so you need not wait for another physical appearing to bring you something God hasn’t already given us.
From the beginning of creation, God put in play a harvest designed uniquely for Him of entities that resemble Him. The writer of Hebrews put it like this “For it became fitting for Him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many to glory” Christ’s objective for becoming human. It is for us the Elect, to bask in this blessedness of Knowing Him fully.
It is to bring forth the replicas of “The Only Begotten” with His attributes for the “Father of Glories”. To begat offspring of His kind being “bone of His bone, and flesh of His flesh” of glorious spirit and truth. This is what the Father seeks. Such are the Elect. We are the purpose, objective and conclusion of creation.
As it says in Ephesians “That in the consumation of the fulness of times, God would gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him”.
And because it is said of Christ “He who descended is also the One who ascended far above all the heavens, in order to fill all things.”
Because He is everywhere, we don’t need to go somewhere to be gathered to Him but Spirit and Truth, because God is not bound by creation, so also our new person cannot be confined as such.
We know we are gathered to Him already because we can’t get any closer to Him than we already are for He is the “I will never leave you or forsake you” and the “Lo I am with you always. And “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever”. (Hebrews 13.8)
We are gathered together “in Christ” with these words and fulfill our fullness of times. As Paul described as being “each one in their own order” (1 Corinthians 15. 23 ) showing us there is a successive order, and every age has a harvest.
John defined us as those “Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of men but of God”.
James says “we are born by the word of truth to be a kind of firstfruits of His creation” of things that supersede the 6-day creation. “each one in their own order” so maybe now it is your turn.
The gospel refers to a successive order with these words “For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear” showing the progression. The Elect are the full heads of corn plucked and held in the father’s hand. Guarded, preserved and protected “in Christ”.
Scripture also says “the wheat and tares mature together”, and “the first shall be last and the last shall be first”. There is a greater maturation today as the harvest time ripens. We see wickedness abound but there is a spiritual abounding not readily discernable to the carnal senses that prevails. “For the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain anticipating the manifestation of the offspring of God”.
We are popping like popcorn, “first the blade then the full head, and “the Gates of hell will not prevail”. They can only lend to our cause because they are food for us.
Jude talked of these filthy dreamers who are”Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of glories. (Corrected from the Greek)
11 Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against the glories before the Lord” Their accusations are not heard.
As Jude affirms ”
these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of Glories.
9 Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses (a glory and one of us), durst not bring against him a valid accusation but said to Satan, the Lord rebuke you. We however have the power to rebuke Satan ourselves and say “get behind me’. The shadows is where he belongs as being in our past of things behind us.
It is us the Elect who are born of the spirit who have our earthen hardware in tact because since Christ was God-like in human form, He showed us it is possible to become His full stature now, because not as he was but, “as He is, so are we in the world”. Even as Paul said “let the mind that was in Christ Jesus be in you. Who being in the form of a man, thought it not robbery to be equal with God”. Do you have that mindset?
Having our lowly external body, filled with our internal, spiritual man who is seated Eternal in the heavens “in Christ”, to rule and reign with him even now and fulfill the verse in ourselves that says “we are complete in Him who is head over all principalities and Powers”. Us having attained the victory over the sub sector rogue entities who decieve. Having pulled down every high things that exaulted (past tense) itself against the knowledge of God” and using them to walk on. We clamoured up the things God has said to join Him there, at His behest. His word did not return to Him void, because we returned with that Word and fulfilled the words of Christ who said “follow me that where I am you may be also”, so we did. We are the elect. God did not give us a task we could not accomplish.
We are not counted with those who think “my Lord has delayed his coming” because He comes by stealth to give us according to our work be it fear or faith. You receive according to your dominant mindset.
Our minds have been re-fitted, formatted and rescripted by scripture to become word, God’s Word. Like God’s Son who was Word before He became human.
We are God’s overcomers. And “who is it that overcomes the world? Those who believe that Christ came in the Flesh” and need not come and save like that again. (1 John 5)
Just as you must have gills and fins to follow a fish, and you must have wings to mingle with birds, Christ is God’s Word and you must become Word to follow Him. This is how He is “the way, the truth and the life” and “no one comes to the Father except through Me”.
So we did. We put word on. We join Him there. Like Jacobs ladder we climb up. Even as Christ said “Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man”. Showing us that Word is verticle climb in the spirit for the reversal and eraser of the fall.
This is an irreversible, eternal work of something far greater than an elusive second coming concept, and different work from the 6 days of creation. We call it “the rest of God” from which He ceased from creating. We rest from our works too and find ourselves there.
All the law and the prophets meticulously laid this ladder out over a few thousand years for our understanding, beginning with Moses through the Red Sea symbolizing baptism. Forget about the 40 year wandering, that was disasterous. Then their journey continued with Joshua into the promised land with the works of the collective shouts. Then with David taking all the artifacts laid out in the previous ages, the priest, the commander-in-chief and King of Israel, with the ark of the Covenant which contained the tablets and show bread and such David stood them up like a ladder and went up into Jerusalem, both physical and invisibly. David then danced naked in public, symbolizing the completion and expiration of all the temporal old Covenant artifacts, for the implimentation of the Eternally New things in Christ, showing The Revelation and unveiling of Jesus Christ and His eternal Bride, His city, Heavenly Jerusalem. All of this was done before the Son went to the cross to impliment the New Covenant. Heavenly Jerusalem is where all the old concepts expire, pointing to the eternal form as being “the Kingdom prepared from the foundation of the world” and the original eternal images of “God made man in His image male and female made He them” King and Kingdom. Heavenly Jerusalem is the female of the Godhead. The one on earth was Hagar and Mt Sinai. (Read Galatians 4)
Those old artifacts physically mimicked invisible realities hidden in Christ of things God told Moses “see that you make all things according to the pattern I showed you. Because the law Covenant was only patterns and pictures of the reality invisible to the naked eye, “for eye has not seen, not ear heard the things that God has for those who love Him. But He reveals them to us by His spirit, ya even the deep things of God”. Yes even the hard and complicated become comprehendable. Even as we are told “you have the unction from the Holy one and you know all things”so there should be no confusion. With this you should have your internal, silent witness.
For the old Covenant wanderers, God’s Glory was denied. Moses was shielded from His Glory as the Lord passed by and Moses only saw the trail of light that lingered. As Christ said “those who have seen Me, have seen the Father. And “when we see Him we shall be like Him. To this Moses and his followers were denied.
This is what the good news provides. This is what the gospel delivers. Replicants of the Father full of Glory. This is why Paul told the Philippeans “5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, being in the form of God, did not consider it [b]robbery to be equal with God” and so we do.
The Israelites journey was one physically on Earth, but ours is not. We have a Heavenly calling and aspiration. The Heavenly Father did not give us a journey we could not accomplish. But you must walk in the spirit to complete this journey and not with human feet.
There is no comingling of the two. Even as Paul said “flesh and blood does not inherit the kingdom of God”, but the re-spirited mind of faith does. Paul also said, “For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I withyouin the spirit” showing he learned the distinction between the inner and the outer man to discard his old limitations, as do we. This is how we know we are the Elect. In this way we fulfill the verse that says, the wind blows where it wishes to you can hear the sound of it but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it goes, so is everyone born of the spirit” having attributes and features unique only to God and His offspring.
Even as scripture says ” I will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. (2 Cor 6) so we must see ourselves like Him.
Isaiah spoke of the Elect saying “they shall come up with acceptance on mine altar, and I will glorify the house of my glory.Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows?” We know. It is us, the Elect.
We have a birdseye view, and this perch is not our own. “But to as many as recieved Him, to them He gave them power to become the children of God, even to those who believe in His name”. So you may join us too if you have this kind of faith. You could say, we are birds of a feather, come on up.
The father is most glorified when his task has been completely fulfilled in his offspring, the children of Glory as those perched with Him there.
Isaiah also said for us “In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near thee. My Elect shall long enjoy the works of their hands.
As it was written of old times “Israel hath not obtained what he seeks for; but the electhave obtained it, and the rest were blinded.” Again that is true in our day. It is the religious establishments of our day who are hardened and knash their teeth at these concepts as they have always done showing who their father is.
Paul explained how important it is for the Elect to know how to activate their glorious heritage in Timothy saying “Therefore I endure all things for the sake of the Elect, that they also may obtain the salvation that is in Christ with Eternal Glory.
And if you are “in Christ” you are with eternalGlory. They are inseparable. This is the purpose of the Gospel and Paul’s express concern. Salvation with Eternal Glory. In God’s Heavens the two are indistinguishable. “All have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God”? We are fallen no more. Salvation is His glory in us restored, from Faith to Faith.
There are no other tools or mechanisms to get you there. For all flesh is like grass and withers, but the Word of the Lord endureth forever”. This is why you must become Word to join Us here.
Peter says “ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: 9 receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.” Showing that recieving the Glory is your obtainable crown and the reason for your humanity.
If the salvation message you heard does not include the gift of “eternal glory” as the objective of your pilgrimage, you’re not hearing the whole salvation message. If you are only half saved, you are still being saved and your journey is still in progress, “to the degree you are able to receive”.
“All have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God”? You cannot be judged and condemned for something you are not capable of accomplishing.
Every human being has the potential of the Glory of God through repentance and perseverance, which simply means, turn around in your thinking and head for God. If you continue your journey from God you remain condemned. If you confess with your mouth, and believe in your heart in your inner man, you shall be saved, as long as this remains your new journey.
The price was paid, the gift was given, you have been forgiven and full clemency has been granted. You will never stand in God’s judgment for sins of the past. Only Satan brings that up. You are now evaluated by what you have aquired by faith in your inner person. Your old self has been dealt with, condemned and put out of business.
As Paul said of your body in Romans, recon it dead. Recon is an accounting term. Your debt column is closed and paid in full in blood, as evidenced by the cross. Unless you want to go back there, but even as the Israelites were instructed at their Passover, when the angel of death past over “eat this in haste” meaning accept it and move on. God is not impressed by those who are at the cross wallowing in their sin and self pity. Commence your journey. Proceed to the Glory, the destination of your Heavenly calling, the Pinnacle of faith. Seated in Glory, where the journey is over. Receive the gift. Relax.
Isaiah 55 put it like this ”
Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
2 Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.
3 Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David”.
The sure mercies of David are in the promise of his son, not the physical one but the heir of that throne, Christ, being “The King of Kings and The Lord of lords. In Him the gospel message is complete.
This is why scripture says that “we are complete in him who is head over all power the principalities”, showing that we have the eternal glory too, gifted to us by the cross to be implimented by faith in this age and every age.
That we partake of a greater body of being “in Christ” of a heavenly sort. As Peter said “we are living stones built together a habitation for God in the spirit, and not man made structures and earthen buildings or human bodies, but nevertheless a body and a structure, but indiscernible to the carnal senses of taste, touch, sight, sound and smell, but perfectly understood by the re-scripted mind of faith as the body of Christ.
Paul says to those “not discerning the [h]Lord’s body (temple and building). 30 For this reason many are weak and sick among you, and many [i]sleep” (or die) to the things of God, showing it’s an agregious error to comingle Heavenly things with carnal, “for the carnal mind is enmity against the things of God. It is not subject to the things of God and neither indeed can be so then those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
This violates the eternal laws of kind begats according to kind “begats after kind” set in place from the beginning and reinforced in Noah’ who only took on male and female according to their kind. Fish for fish, bird for birds, mammal for mammals, man for woman and spirit for spirit. And we are a kind of firstfruits of His creation of spiritual things eternal and other worldly.
If the Glory seams too hard to accept, we need to go no further than the nectar of the Gospel where Christ went to the Father and asked for some specifics. He is prayed not for the world, but those whom the Father had given Him, namely us. Here is that discourse:
17 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:
2 As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.
3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
4 I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.
5 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.
6 I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.
7 Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.
8 For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.
9 I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.
10And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.
11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.
12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.
13 And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.
14 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.
16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.
19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.
20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;
21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.
24 Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.
John 7.37 On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink.38 He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said,out of their heart will flow rivers of living water.”39 But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those [g]believing in Him would receive;
This shows for us the elect, that God’s gift to us is not just a quiet resolve inside of us but His things inside of us that come bellowing out explaining things of His spirit. Even as the disciples said in the book of Acts, we can’t help but to speak of the things we hear and see, reiterating the words of Christ who said “we speak when we hear and testify to what we see”. Our testimony is the same. These are the unctions and promptings of God’s Holy Spirit in us. This is the river of living water.
We are the flowing streams of Truth in the spirit. “For it became fitting for Him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringingmany of His offspring to Hisglory.
It is as we speak of His Glory, we share of His Glory. In this way we become active participants of things eternal.
This is the purpose of our calling, and why Paul set out to attain to all the riches in Christ, to a perfect man and full stature in the likeness of Christ. To share the glory which is the destination of our Heavenly calling. “For God has not appointed us to wrath but the obtaining of His Glory.” By proclaiming His Glory, we share in the Glory and fulfill the words of Christ when He said “Father, the Glory you have given Me, I have given them (speaking of us) that they may be one with us. And so we are, because Christ asked for that, in the heavenly father never denied His Holy One.
Paul said speaking in the infancy of his faith, said” For our conversation is of heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:
21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.” Of which the Lord can carry this out for us at anytime if he so wishes. For some it is a foregone conclusion, did they have put on their Heavenly attire.
And this glorious body from heaven is not the same as the one fashioned from dirt because “that which is flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the spirit is spirit. You must be born again”. And we are.
It is the spirit that wends its way around as it wishes. Even as Christ told told Nicodemus,the wind blows where it wishes, you can hear the sound of it but you cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes, so is everyone who is born of the spirit. Showing for us that we possess something far more illusive than what you see when you look in the mirror.
1st Corinthians 15. Paul looked forward to this in hoping to attain with these words:
The body is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption. 43 It is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness, it is raised in power. 44 It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. 45And so it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being.” The last Adam (Christ) became a life-giving spirit. (Such are we if we are “in Christ)
46 However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural, and afterward the spiritual. 47 The first man was of the earth, made[i] of dust; the second Man is like the Lord of (things from) heaven. 48 As was the [k]man of dust, so also are those who are made of dust; and as is the heavenly Man, so also are those who are heavenly. 49 And as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we (in turn) bear the image of the heavenly Man.” And when do we get this? When we are born into the family of God. You just haven’t learned how to see it yet.
This is the purpose of the Gospel which is “The power of God for Salvation to all who believe” to those with active pursuit.
It was Paul who said of Christ “who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen nor can see”. Showing for us the physical senses are detached from the Spirit. And of John who said “those who sin have neither seen Him or known Him”. John also said of Christ “when we see Him we will be like Him. This we did. Because we saw something with the eyes of our understanding. Eph 1.18
We became something the eyes in your head can’t see. For seeing with their eyes they see not, for it is with the heart you must see to take on the things of God”. The human body with the carnal senses does not keep us from this, but unbelief does. That is why we are told in Romans 8 that “the carnal mind is enmity against God. It is not coherent to the things of God and cannot be so that those who are in their carnality cannot please God.”
Romans goes on to say that “those who are led by the spirit of God, these are the children of God. Yes, God’s Spirit in us, convinces us of this.
Our Final Victory
50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption”.
It is the re-spirited mind of faith that has them both. As Paul spoke of in Romans 7 saying “
O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of sin and death? Then answers himself saying “I thank God—through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, with the mind I myself serve the law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin.” In this way we participate in two realities. The life in the spirit becomes more real than the one the carnal mind is familiar with. In a sense we have a dual citezineship, however the Heavenly takes precedence because we recon it so.
Christ alluded to this to Nicodemus when He told him that “No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man[b]who is in heaven.
This teaches us that because Christ was able to be in Heaven and on earth at the same time, so can we. And we should expect this because this is what the Gospel delivers. We call it “The Kingdom of God at hand” as something to grasp, but not with your hands.
Through our transfiguration to a life giving spirit as associating with the things of God as our new body.
In the book of Colossians Paul no longer talked of the body in the archaic old testament physical features but of the deeds of the body of the flesh defining the old man that we discard as these ”
5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
6 For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:
7 In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.
8But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.
9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;
Showing the old person is a network of thoughts for selfish gain and pleasure while defining the new man as a new network of new thoughts like these ”
9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;
10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:
11 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.
12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;
13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.
14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.
15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.”
Paul shows us in these verses that our new body is a collection of feelings, thoughts and actions associated with the building up of the whole organism called the collective body of Christ, gathered not to a location on planet Earth, but gathered together to God “in Christ” to experience the life in the Spirit. This is our new body and new identification as a singular organism formed together for a new society identified by wholesome and goodly attributes that are just a breakdown of attributes when assembled constitutes love. This is why those who operate in love fulfill all the law and the prophets and fulfill the objectives of God of us being built together a habitation of God in the spirit.
There will be no other gathering because the Holy Spirit cannot be compounded to one spot. For He who descended also accended to fill all and all. And since Christ filled all, you don’t need to go somewhere physically to be gathered but spirit and truth. As He told the Samaritan lady at the well. The time that is coming is already here when you will not worship the Father in Samaria or Jerusalem but in Spirit and Truth, showing for us that it is not a place in time.
The Ten Commandments and all that followed can be summed up in this, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind and soul, and you shall love your neighbor as yourself.
This shows us that our invisable body as being our heart mind and soul. This is your inner person that Paul referred to in Ephesians as he learned develope God’s view of who we are and for us to discard what he knew as a Jew, his old association.
We are motivated by the unctions of the spirit and not self. The flesh is just a vanier and a vessel. As Paul told Timothy. “But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some for honor and some for dishonor. 21 Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honor, [h]sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work”.
Where the Spirit is regarded there is no need for law. The things written on the heart supercedes written law. Therefore love is the fulfillment of all law.
When God created in the beginning, after each day He looked upon what He had done and said it was good. And on the last day He created man and said not only that is was good but very good. You see this day was not only good like the others, but very good because on this day He crowned His creation with an image and likeness of Himself. The human being was good, very good. Mankind in their humanity was magnificent and surmountably greater than all creation but somehow the religious man and religions of today despise mankind as evil. Mankind has the potential for God-like-ness and as a result mankind can become equally hanious. However the human body is really a neutral vessel. Much like a car, the driver can accomplish a lot of good or destruction, so too is the human body. If the body alone was bad then God should’ve ended this long ago. God is reaping His harvest.
We have to re-examine our understanding of the human body and see it the way God described as “good, very good” if coupled with the right spirit. You see the body has the ability to exude the glory of God. If this were not so we could not be condemned for not exuding His glory, but we were “for all have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God.” This is the potential for each human and the responsibility of every serious believer. To attain our God given stature and heritage, and the purpose for our pilgrimage in the flesh.
Christ already had His body, put on the vanier of a human body showed us that by Him putting on the flesh, He tabernacled among us incognito being fully man and fully God. In a sense having two bodies. His man was full of God, exuding Glory “for in Him dwells the fullness of the Godhead body” and for us the elect? We are complete in Him too. Since this is so, let the bi-product of the Spirit called the living waters flow. Since the physical body returns to the dust, lay hold of your new body while you can. For the time is coming when this will be said:
Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is at hand. 1 He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him [e]be righteous still;
Let’s make sure we are found in our new habitation which is from heaven.
Paul put it like this “For we know that if our earthly [a]house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed with our [b]habitation which is from heaven, 3 if indeed, having been clothed, we shall not be found naked.”
For some of us the groaning is over, our nakedness is covered. We have put on the things God has said about us and made them our own. We are no longer naked, but cloaked like Christ was, incognito, fulfilling the Law of the Spirit.
The kingdom of God is at hand in it’s fullness and it’s entirely. Amen!
Praying to obtain in the name of Christ as taught by anti-types in Jacob and Esau.
In Genesis 25 Jacob disguised himself like his twin brother Esau and went to their father Isaac on his death bed. Isaac was dressed like Esau, smelled like Esau and spoke in the name of Esau. In this way he obtained a notable inheritance.
Jacob tricked his father Isaac in this way and he inherited everything Esau was to have. So much so in fact that there was “not even a morsel” left for Esau so he wept. Esau was the firstborn so all the father had was rightfully his, but Jacob stole it by presenting himself as Esau to their father.
Scripture is given to us to make visible the invisable. To understand our new reality in Christ. He is our real estate. His estate is around long after all others are gone and we are joint heirs of the things of God allocated to Christ, His firstborn.
God who spoke light into darkness, made contrasts for us the Elect to know our glorious estate and our Heavenly inheritance through types and anti-types by way of revelation.
This picture of Jacob and Esau is an anti-type demonstrating spiritual principles through contrasts. We use these tools to unlock mysteries kept secret from the foundations of the world.
Like Jesus said “many prophets and righteous men desired to hear what you hear and see what you see”, but did not. They could not figure out these principles. God has reserved this special form of fascination for us, “The Elect” to glory in.
This is how we go to the Father in the name of Christ. Because to the Father, we look, sound, smell and feel like “The Only Begotten when we go with His words in His name, amen”.
As Jesus said “ask the Father anything in My name and He will do it”, as long as we don’t go in our own name, because that old person doesn’t have an account there to get the things “in Christ”.
Like father Isaac with Jacob, he believed Jacob was Esau his favorite son. In the same way we obtain everything that God has given to His only Begotten. That is the lesson of Jacob praying as if he were Esau, we pray as if we were Jesus.
We pray as if we are Jesus because we have put Him on one scripture at a time and one attribute after another until we are perfectly disguised as Him. We look like Him and sound like Him with a scent like Him. We are a sweet fragrance to our Heavenly Father as we disguise ourselves like the only Begotten. In this way are “hidden in Christ”.
These characteristics are made known to us by His Word we call scripture.
Here is another key principle to understand. If we pray for something, and God shows you the provision in scripture, and you keep praying for it, you insult Him. Because here it is not Satan who says “hath God really said” but you operating on Satan’s behalf. This is why Jesus said to Peter “get behind me Satan for you are not mindful of the things of God but of men. So that part of us has no credence with the Father. He does not recognize the old person.
For this reason Paul said “old things have passed away and all things have become new. We are a new creation in Christ Jesus. He is the operative by which all things are made new.
If you understood that “we have been given everything that pertains to life and Godliness through the knowledge of Him who has called us to Glory by virtue, that through these exceedingly prescious promises, we are partakers of the divine nature having (already) escaped the corruption that is in the world through lusts.” Then you shouldn’t feel like a beggar or a thief to receive all of what Peter described in the preceeding verses.
This truth should silence most futile prayers if you understood this. You would thank God instead of asking Him for something you’ve already been given, but just haven’t paid attention or believed yet.
God is not gonna allow your request in His Sons name to fall on the ground if you do so. That would violate His promises.
The contrast of sacrifices.
Just as Esau offered up dead sacrifices, we have another contrast to learn from. We offer not dead animals, or dead works of the flesh, being our own good deeds. No no, we offer up living things. Christ was our onetime sacrifice for all our shortcomings because they are many. Now we are living sacrifices Holy and acceptable to God which is our reasonable form of worship, so that we can bring forth praise to Him who has called us out of darkness to stand in His Glorious light.
The Father sees a reflection of His Son in us. What was passed on to us with Adam and Esau, is cancelled out by the cross, thereby having unhindered access to God our Father. This was to be our focus as Christ told Mary to tell us. Go tell the disciples that I have ascended to My God and your God, and to My Father and your Father. So there should be no confusion as to if we have permission to do this. Can you receive this? Then the words the Jesus spoke to the disciples should encourage you. “Ask the Father anything in My name and He will do it. Wow!
It is the old Covenant law that offers up dead animals, that Paul correctly calls the covenant of death. We offer up the first living, being the Resurrected living Lord. This makes our Father happy because He lives, we live.
These are contrasts. Esau offered dead animal so Isaac could die. We offer to our Father Jesus so we can live.
So just as Jacob was instructed by his mother to be the elder and the heir in Esuas stead by fraud, we are instructed by Christ’s comforter, teacher and other parent because Jesus said “I will not leave you orphans”, we have His Helper instruct us to Go to The Son of God’s Father by putting on Christ. By going to The Father in His name.
Even as He told the disciples “ask The Father anything in My name and He will do it. Why? Because if we go to the Father and look, talk, smell and feel like His Son, He treats us like His Son. And not only that, but even the angels behold the face of The Father in these little ones and honors their request. As amazing as this sounds, this is why scripture says “we are joint heirs of the things of God in Christ Jesus. The power operative is being “in Christ”.
If you remember, you vowed at your baptism to be buried in the likeness of the death of Jesus to be raised from the dead and walk in newness of life. So you have to come disguised as Christ, and you get everything like Jacob did with Esua. If you remember, there was not one morsal left for Esau.
You know what that means. If you go to God in your old self, you know the dead man, God does not hear you. That person is dead to the things of God. You have no merit with God. Only Jesus Christ does. He defeated death and gives us the victory. That is why we must be found “in Christ”. That is our new family name. We are a new creation in Christ Jesus, old things pass away, all things become new.
To become young and new. Forever new because what God has for us never fades as we put on Christ and come in His name, His nature is our new nature in the likeness of Christ, a perfect person. (Ephesians 4.13) Not our person but the one we put on. Like Jacob put animal skins on his hands to appear course to his father.
Like Jacob obtained Esau’s inheritance as he presented himself as Esau, we obtain everything “in Christ” by presenting ourselves to God the Father in Christ’s name. This is what it means to be “in Christ”. This is how we disassociate from the sin nature passed on to all humanity from Adam in the Garden of Eden. Like Jacob at the instruction of his mother, he put on everything he could to imitate his brother.
And that is what the Holy Spirit does for us. As Christ said “I will not leave you orphans, I will send My Helper “the Holy Spirit will come, take what is Mine and declare it to you”. And “the Holy Spirit will come and teach you all things”, of the “old things pass away, all things become new in Christ” described in 2 Corinthians 5.18
With Jacob there had to be a death before he activated his full inheritance. So too for us. Christ took our death to give us his life. As it says in Hebrews of a will and testament, that it is of no value as long as the testator lives, but after the death, the testament is in full force, showing for us that we have it all now.
Paul said in Ephesians “in whom also we have (already) obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who works all things after the counsel of His own will:
Furthermore, if you learn to see in contrasts, you could see that as Christ took our curse to the cross as symbolized by the crown of thorns, indicative of when God told Adam “the earth will now yeild thorns and thistles” because of his new disposition. There was a trade that took place at the cross, one crown for another. He took ours to give us His crown of Glory.
As Christ talked to God the Father in John 17,20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; (meaning you who are hearing today) 21 that they all may be one (to have all things in common, joint ownership); as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. 22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them;that they may be one, even as we are one: 23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.
24 Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory,which thou hast given me: for thou loved me before the foundation of the world.
If we can except that, the Father sees Christ in us, then we can learn whatever Christ had belongs to us as well, and He gave it to us as seen here. “Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever, you ask the Father in my name, He will give it you. 24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in My name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.”
You see untill this point the disciples prayed in their own name with their own merits. But praying in Christ’s name is to put Christ on like Isaac put on Esau and used Esau’s name and got everything.
So, when we go to the heavenly father on our own merit what do we get? Well the answer is nothing because on our own merit we don’t have anything. Even the best we can do and after we’ve done everything right and we lay that before they heavenly father as a reason to do something for us, that is still not good enough. you see the only thing that grants us anything and any access is Faith and faith in the son of God. We ask the Father in the name of Christ. Just as Jacob made himself smell like animal by what he put on, the role reversal is true for us as well. We put on the sweet smell of Christ our savior and His Father sees Him in ourselves and grants our petition.
When we go to the father we pray for things, we have to absolve ourselves and cleanse our self from trying to lay anything of our efforts at His feet as though he should do something because anytime we do this this is a big insult. Because if you had or we had any wherewithal to do anything right at all Christ would not have had to go to the cross, and because He went to the cross that means that that’s the only merit that we have to stand before the heavenly father. He sees a reflection of Himself in us. This is what we do when we put on Christ, in this is how we obtain salvation, the full restoration process. “All have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God”. We could not be accused of missing the glory if we did not have the capacity. In Christ this capacity is restored, and to continue in the Gospel, Glory is obtained. As scripture confirms that “we are being transfigured from the Glory to the Glory as by the Spirit”.
Therefore, when we pray in Christ’s name, we can say heavenly father I… Have nothing in my account, but I come to thee in the name of your only begotten son I’ve been asked you for this….in doing so the father is most pleased because if you are going to open your mouth and sacrifice something it has to be something of importance in the only thing that’s important to him is his son. That’s why we need to be in the sun. And never trample his courts with merits of our own and groveling over our own best efforts, we still have to walk in the spirit. So, when we pray in the name of Christ limit not be so cliche.
now the second aspect of praying in the name of Christ, is that you never approached the father with a fear of anything else but him. Even as Isaiah said, of God let me be your dread let me be your fear. Because if we are walking where we’re supposed to be in the spirit, and residing with the father, how in the world is there anything that could ever Curtis or harm us? for he is the one that said I will never leave you or forsake you. And what shall separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus Hite death Powers principality things present things to come? No, we are more than victorious through him who loves us.
Hhen we stand Before the throne if you remember when God the Father addressed Adam heard his voice and was afraid and God said Adam where are you? SO2 for us when we approach God In fear he says where are you? Because you’re not standing in the strength of the Spirit by which he is caused you to be. We have to express our faith in this way because God has given us love power and a sound mind, in approaching God In fear he knows we are in our carnal nature and it’s not so much that he rejects us but it is a double-minded person who is unstable in all their ways, let them not think they’ll receive anything from the Lord.
It is an insult to God to plead with him orchard place your fears there is no he needs to deal with it. God has given us everything that pertains to life and godliness and that also includes a place free from fear. fear is the enemy of Faith or he who fears has not been perfected in love says first John.so there was also the parable about being able to move mountains into the sea if you had faith of a mustard seed, and if you learn these two key principles when speaking to the father you will find your prayer life much more rewarding. In the name of the son of God Amen.
Faith dispels all fears.
Father I thank you for giving me your son, and it allowed me to be in your son, and as Isaac received the full inheritance of Esau, I recognized and rejoice that I received the full inheritance in Christ by putting on Christ.
NKJV Genesis 15.1 The Lord came to Abraham saying “I am your Shield, your exceedingly great reward.” Throughout history Abraham is referred to as the father of faith. Abraham passes on to us the Promises given to him by the Lord.
When God gave promise to Abraham saying, “I am your Shield your exceedingly great reward,” those who believe in like manner have this promise as well.
What makes His Shield exceedingly great is that it is far superior to all the shields of this world. If God made a shield, or a force field, what could get past Him as though you could sneak up behind Him? What could penetrate or void His terms and conditions? What could negate God’s obligation to perform His word over and above Him? As if there is something or someone more powerful than God? Our faith is our only obstacle to implementing His words. You doubt His Word and seek protection elsewhere.
The term “Shield” was used because that was the common vernacular of the day. When a soldier went out to battle, it was his Shield that would protect him and ward off all the fiery darts. Even as Paul said in Ephesians 6. 16 to “put on the shield of Faith which is able to ward off all the fiery darts of the wicked.” Other Shields are not able to do this. This is what Paul was referring to. The shield of faith. This is what Abraham received when God explained it to him.
This Shield of faith is an invisible force field, able to throw off all the fiery darts of the wicked. It is able to also put us outside of harm’s reach of many other things. It is equal to our participation in our personal sanctification. Which is? To abstain and purify ourselves from the counterfiet provisions of today.
When Christ prayed to the Father in John 17.16 to keep His people from evil, the Father answered that prayer then because He always heard the Only Begotten. John 11.42
Christ defined those who were recipients of this sanctification saying, “Father these whom you have given Me are not of this world just as I am not of this world.” (John 17.14) We are distinguished from those of this world because we are cloaked with Gods word, which is eternally greater than the protectors and providers the world has. All of Gods promises are summed up in this one saying, “I will never leave you or forsake you. (Hebrews 11.42) What better protection can you get? God wants us to have full assurance and reliance in Him and on Him. He doesn’t need any help. What ever we face, God has it covered. He has it covered for the whole world. 1 John 2.1
Our Shield is our dependency in God to make good on His Word of shielding and protecting us from the evils of this world and fulfilling His word, which He does. God is faithful to His faithful to the uttermost. We are those “who follow the lamb where ever He goes”. (Revelation 14.4)
What does this all mean? Simply this, if you put on the force fields and shields of this age to provide and protect yourself, instead of Gods, you are committing spiritual adultery.
Spiritual adultery sets you outside of the safety net of God’s promises and His Shield of faith. Sounds crazy, but the choice is yours.You can be in God’s good hands, or in the not so good hands of a counterfeit coverage provider.
Like Christ spoke to the church of Laodicea, Revelation 3.17 “Because you say, ‘I am rich, I have become wealthy, and I have need of nothing (because you cover yourself with worldly policies) But you do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked’. You have put yourself outside of the protection agencies of God.
So it is with many professing faith in God today. They don’t have much to offer that differentiates themselves from the world or other religions. Having faith in Christ is not a religion it’s a new creation. So our wares and our solutions are different. As the heavens are higher than the earth so God’s ways are higher than man’s ways. We the elect are in the world but not of the world so our association is not as such. The things God freely gives us do not have maintenance fees or monthly payments.