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THE PURPOSE OF THE GOSPEL

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           The purpose of the Gospel is to enter the Kingdom Now!

 
The Jewish leaders in the time of Christ were chided by Him saying “you are not entering the Kingdom, not only that, you are not allowing those to enter who are trying to do so”. They could enter then as we can now. The kingdom of God is now!

 
The whole purpose and the sole purpose of the gospel is to get people into the Kingdom of God now. To be reconciled now. Not just a saying or a document but an eternal reality. All the work of Christ had no other purpose then reconciliation. “Be ye reconciled” A second coming doesn’t do this, the gospel does, for the gospel is the power of God unto salvation. Unto. It takes you all the way there, to the presence of God in Christ. 
 
Well we ask, why then do we look to the second coming? The second coming is not in scripture. He is always coming, appearing and being revealed to the mind of spirit by faith. The culmination of the age is not the actuating of the word of God. Faith is.
Romans 1.16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ,[a] for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith 
Faith is the eternal substance that pleases God. The evidence of the things not seen by the carnal nature. That which will be already was, and this too is the placed for the called, the ekklesia, (we translate church). This place which is actually a who, and that who is… the one we know as Jesus Christ. In Him dwells the fullness of the Godhead body, and we are complete “in Him” who is the head of all principalities and power. He governs all in His full Glory now a reining King of kings and Lord of lords, not a future one at a second coming. That is un-faith, the sin of unbelief, denying His eternal attributes and existence. Repent from that foolish mind set and receive the truth.
 
The purpose of this article and every article here is to enter the Kingdom of God and explore His greater reality. The kingdom is at hand now, and this is the eternal gospel, as much so as it was in the beginning. “The kingdom prepared from the foundations of the world.” Mt 25.34 Heb 4.3
 
You see when God rested on the 7th or Sabbath day, He rested from His works. He went back to where He came, the before time and matter of the 6 days of creation that occupies our flesh. And it is in this place we are called to and rest “in Him” the true Sabbath that all others mimic. This is the home for those of faith. Not just a focus once a week or a thing at a second coming. This place is everything that is not created. The only thing that matters is there. Everything else is being shaken. 
 
You see nothing of God can be pin pointed to a place in time for it exists outside of time and is everywhere, being ubiquitous. That is why when the temporary is removed the eternal remains because that is what was there the whole time. This is real, this is a faithful and true witness. This is what is substantial. The substance of non-substance being more durable and enduring than the hardest elements on any planet of all creation.  
 
Hebrews 4.4 Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it. 2 For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; but the word which they heard did not profit them,[a] not being mixed with faith in those who heard it.3 For we who have believed do enter that rest, as He has said:

“So I swore in My wrath,
‘They shall not enter My rest,’”[b]

although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. 4 For He has spoken in a certain place of the seventh day in this way: “And God rested on the seventh day from all His works”; [c] 5 and again IN THIS PLACE: “They shall not enter My rest.”[d]  Not a Saturday or a Sunday service, but the true Sabbath but eternity 

6 Since therefore it remains that some must enter it, and those to whom it was first preached did not enter because of disobedience, (unbelief)

 

So the Sabbath is another name for eternity and is also understood as being “in Christ” for He is our Sabbath. He said come unto Me all who are weary and need rest. This is that. Not something some day in a future time pin pointed on planet earth. That is silly.

 

Revelation 22.10 And he said to me, “Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is at hand (NOW not a second coming)

12 “And behold, I am coming quickly, (immediately and consecutively) and My reward is with Me, (the fullness of the Godhead and it’s body) to give to every one according to his work.” Not of flesh but faith right now. If you can believe you can receive right now. Be it according to your faith. 

 

James 5.8-9 “The coming of the Lord is at hand” (immediately and consecutively) “The judge is standing at the door”. 

 

Christ’s coming being “Immanent” was not designed to keep us on good behavior like for parents who want to keep their kids good while they are gone not knowing when the’re coming back be it a day a week a month or a year. He is not gone that He needs to come back. You just need to wake up from the Adamic deep sleep passed on to all humanity having senses that sleep to things of the spirit. Quit believing those eyes and awaken the eyes of your understanding. Be of those who have “eyes to see and ears to hear.” 

 

“Abraham rejoiced to see my day and saw it and was glad.” Do you see it? Do you see Him? Do you see them? Abraham did. And it is this faith that He is a father of.  He believed God not for a second coming but the reality of realities. The before time Kingdom of God. He saw “the Lords day”.  The day others call the second coming.

 

And as Christ spoke to His disciples in Matthew 16. 28 “Assuredly, I say to you, there are some standing here who shall not taste death till they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom.” This was 2000 years ago, not at a second coming. They saw Him coming in His Kingdom back then. Immediately and consecutively. Do you see this?  “To him who hears, let him hear what the spirit says to the churches”

 

1 Corinthians 2.6  We speak wisdom among those who are mature, yet not the wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. 7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory, 8 which none of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 

9 But as it is written:

“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
Nor have entered into the heart of man
The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”[c]

10 But God has revealed (by epiphany) them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. 11 For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.

13 These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy[d]Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 14 But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 15 But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one. 16 For “who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?”[e] But we have the mind of Christ. 

 

The mind of Christ being before the Word was spoken, where the Word and Spirit originate. This is the place of Gods eternal rest in Himself where we are by being “in Christ” the place of our calling, the purpose of all scripture. To be here. 

 

John 17.24 “Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.

 

This being spoken by the one who said “let there be light” and there was. Said these words not in vain. He is the way, the truth and the life. This is the glory that transforms.

 

We are called not to focus on the end like a second coming but…

 

1 John 1.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 fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ. 4 And these things we write to you that your[a] joy may be full.

 

Take your eyes off a second coming lest the truth pass you by.

The Kingdom of God is at hand.

Antiochus Epiphanes And the Appearing of God

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Antiochus Epiphanes was a historical figure known as the anti-Christ spoken by Daniel the prophet. We learn that his birth name was “Mithradates”. He changed his name when he ascended the throne. He gave himself the name Antiochus Epiphanes, and means “God Manifest”. 
 
Epiphanes comes from the greek word “epiphane” which is where we get the English word “epiphany” which means a manifestation, a striking appearance. Antiochus was in the place of God proclaiming that he was God. That he was God Epiphanes, meaning God manifest. In other words “look at me, I am God” What a pompous remark.
 
What gets me about this is not so much that he made the statement as much as what the word “epiphanes” means itself. If “epiphanes” means “God manifest” and all the world knew he was claiming to be God, why is it in our bible the same Greek word which is translated “appearing” is used in a future tense? I am Antiochus Epiphanes didn’t mean to say “I will be God manifest and I will take my throne in some 2000 plus years?” For he had ascended the throne. His statement was what he thought his current reality was, which was God of the known world. He was not making a promise of his future reality like we now use the word “epiphany” translated “appearing’ with Christ .
 
Epiphane from the Greek broke down is “epi” means a distribution over or upon. A superimposition. And the word “phane” means, to lighten, to shine, to show, to be seen. This is where the biblical words like; appear, appeared, appearing, shine, shining, manifest, manifesting and manifested come from.
 
We understand in English this to be like a light bulb turning on in our head. Isaac Newton had an epiphany when the apple fell on his head. He saw something in his head and had a new understanding. He had a revelation. A revelation not of something new for gravity always was but it was just new to him.
 
This is the way all revelation works about Christ. It becomes new to us. He is the true Epiphany and manifest God. He said “He who has seen me has seen the Father”. He is a series of consecutive epiphanies, appearances, manifestations and revelations. And what is the purpose of these epiphanies? Till we all come to the knowledge of the son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ” (Ephesians 4.13)In the here and now. 
 
You see so the whole concept of the event of the second coming of Christ to come and do something for us is really more of a myth. We cancel the promises of God made known by His word to be applied by faith and trade it for an illusion. Not that Christ is not coming, but that He is not coming for what you think.
 
When He does come and asks you about your stewardship and what did you do with the gifts made available to you by His word? How were you transformed by all things I spoke? Where are you at in becoming a measure to the stature of the fullness of My Son? How are you “putting on Christ” and His truths? It is un-beleif to think the transformation is future. That at a second coming we will be transformed in a twinkling of an eye.
All transformation happens this way. Did you see your body die when you were baptized? Well that is what that act proclaimed. Did you see yourself get quickened? Well that is what happens when you receive His spirit. Did you or anybody see you get raised and seated with Christ in the heavens? Well that is what His word says He did. (Ephesians 2.6) For those who sit in misery just exacerbated waiting for the day when Christ delivers us from this evil world is just a sin, the sin of unbelief. We do not believe His word. We deny His word. We reject Him by doing so.
2nd Peter 1.4 4 by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
The price was paid the gift was given, salvation was accomplished. This is truth. And you think, “Oh! I thought He was gonna do that when He comes back the second time”. (By the way, the term “second coming” is not in scripture. It is a concept made up by man).
Question for you. Since Christ left His Glory to become a man for a time, having accomplished salvation, and He did, and now we regard Him as human no more (2 Cor 4.16) with what body shall He appear? With what body shall we appear? The body that is sown physical and corruptible to be raised spiritual, our first man like Adam, our new man like Christ a life giving spirit (1Cor 15) Him whom when we see Him we shall be like Him, what does this look like? Well he is spirit and indiscernible to the human eye. If he appears, He appears as He is and He is invisible to the human eye. Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom! A rapture of the human body? Really? How silly and un-scriptural. “That which is flesh is flesh and that which is spirit is spirit. He will appear then as He does right now. Spirit and truth. So just take it now. 
 
He cometh with the clouds and every eye shall see Him. Ya when your eyeballs melt in their sockets for He comes in a flaming heat dissolving the elements so that only righteousness remains. (2 Peter 3.10+) For our God is a consuming fire. (Heb 12.29)
 
The thing is He is now continuously appearing, being manifested and unveiled in the spirit of our mind. This is the epiphanies, that equal the Epiphany. Him who said ” I have many things to say to you however you are not able to bear them” all at once, “however the spirit of truth comes and teaches you all things” that pertain to Him, “will take what is mine and show it to you” as you are able to bear. (John 16.12-15)
This is His body broken for us into bite size pieces for human consumption to feed the mind, soul and spirit, to become the accumulative of all truths that are embodied into the Truth, Jesus Christ not dressed in flesh but something much greater. As you have received from Him, put Him on. Now, not at a second coming. The transformation is now to those who hear what the spirit says. The baptism of putting off the flesh and the putting on the new man is now, not at a second coming. If we remain ignorant of these spiritual truths we are surely in no better shape then the Jews who thought the same thing. They were waiting for the kingdom to appear.
 
Hebrews 2 “ Therefore we must give 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 and disobedience received a just reward, 3 how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation? (of a current reality not a future promise, ) 
He is not just a manifestation or a revelation or an epiphany like an event of a second coming but a life style. If we take this back to the old testament we see many appearings, usually in dreams and visions and by the word. He appeared to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob multiple times. Gen 12.7, 17.1,18.1,26.2,35.9, And of Moses Ex 3.16,. And the Glory of the Lord appeared in a cloud and a pillar of fire and in the tabernacle, in Shiloh, and to Solomon 2 times. What about the prophets who were taken “in visions of God”? We can go on and on. Of Paul who was stuck by a great light. Peter who was instructed to eat meat when the sheet was let down for him. I mean why must we put it all off when He is right here right now in His natural make up and composition with His natural habitat. The transformation, the Exodus and experiencing Him is right now.
 
John 14.2121 He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.”
 
His Kingdom is at hand as always.

Transformed by the face of God.

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1 John 3 New King James Version (NKJV)

3 Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God![a] Therefore the world does not know us,[b] because it did not know Him. 2 Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. 3 And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure”.

 

Now we are His children, not of a carnal nature which is why “the world does not know us”. For as it neither sees, or knows Him, we being in Him, or “in Christ” are like Him now. This is why the world cannot see us. They see our man but that is not us in Gods eye. “for even the angels in heaven see the face of the Father in these little ones. Carnal man cannot.

 

So when we see Him as He is, we shall be like Him. Well when does this Happen? At the illusive 2nd coming? If the world does not know us as scripture just said, what is this “us” they do not know?. I mean I go to work, I shop and get gas. I have neighbors and friends but “the world does not know us? 

 

That is right. That part of us that is new is like Him and the world cannot see Him and that part of us that is like Him is also unseen by them because we are “a new creation”, and this “new creation” is what we put on when we see Him. And just as the world does not see Him so they cannot become Him, we do see Him, and to the degree that we do see Him, not with carnal eyes, we having eyes to see and ears to hear, these are gifts and components of the “new creation” not being flesh and bone of our Adamic nature. His gift to us is Himself, this is what we become.

 

It is the Adamic nature that wants to see Him in bodily form. The one who was on the cross, they would like to put their fingers in the nail prints, then they will believe for “they think they will see Him as He is, but that is a false Jesus. So you who have that silly notion? This is not for you. For if you say that you see Him and you see that, your sin will remain. Not the sins of the product of your man, but the sin of unbelief. That is the parent sin.

 

1st John 3.  6 Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins (un-believes) has neither seen Him nor known Him.

 

And we see Him even now in this age as He is but not with our man. He is now in His Glorified true state of eternal existence, the same yesterday, today and forever. He is not of the Adamic nature of the dust of the earth. “For the Lord is not a man that He should relent”. And we see Him how? With our physical eyes? No! This is for those who have eyes to see and ears to hear even us whom the world cannot see. 

 

John 14. And Philip said “Lord show us the father and that will be sufficient for us”. Jesus said ” Have I been with you this long and you still do not know me? He who has seen me has seen the Father”. 

 

And this is not a physicality like a winged creature or an orb or a visible light. No, much more than that. But we have to stop trying to see Him with our carnal senses. It is the mind of unbelief that needs proof in the world, but scripture says “Whom the world does not know”. So then as Paul prayed in Ephesians 1.18 “that the eyes of your understanding being enlightened”. This is how we know Him and see Him. 

 

So for us to see Him as He is does not take place at some second coming of Christ when the body is dead for if you are “in Him’, that already happened by faith at baptism.

1st John 3.3 And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.

This purification is not a religious edict that creates monks living in monasteries avoiding the things they are afraid of but takes place inside by dealing with traditions and religious garb that clogs our thinking and our ability to “see him (now) as He is. Like the concept of Christ coming a second time to do something for you He hasn’t already done. “For you are complete in Him who is the head of all power and principality. And “He has given us everything that pertains to life and god-likeness through the knowledge of Him who calls us by glory and virtue”. (2nd Peter 1.3) So those who look for Christ to complete His work at an illusive 2nd coming so they can become like Him, are looking for something they already have, or I mean they could have if they did not abide in the sin of un-beleif. Like we read here…

 

John 3.6 Whoever sins has neither seen Him nor known Him.

 

So as we see Him we shall be like Him, we see Him, we know Him, we put Him on. And this is much more than just putting on the armor of God like in Ephesians 6 which cloaks us from the world,, but we put on inner workings of God, His very anatomy, and we are renewed in the spirit, mind, heart and soul. Our invisibleness.

 

And this all takes place where? In front of the mirror.

 

2nd Corinthians 3.18 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 by the Spirit of the Lord.

You thought I was making this up. It is not at the second coming beyond a supposed rapture that you are transformed. That belief is a form of denying Christ. 

The word “transform” come from the Greek “metamorphosis” and is used twice in scripture. At Christs transfiguration and our transfiguration in the mirror, as we just read. I don’t think the author (God) meant to separate this as being different. Meaning as Christ was transfigured or metamorphosed we too do the same. Where? In the here and now in the mirror of His word by His Spirit, “because as He is so are we in the world” (1st John 4.14) This is for us who believe. We have been quickened and we have been seated. You just need to learn to believe and put it on. This is about those of us whom the “world cannot see”.

 

2nd Corinthians 4.3 But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, 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. 6 For it is God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

You get that? This face whom no man can see and live can see is seen “In the face of Jesus Christ”. Who said “he who has seen me has seen the Father” Meaning not a man with long hair dressed in a fitted sheet and sandles, but “he who has seen me” sees the invisible working of God” We see His anatomy and His invisible works with “unveiled face beholding (seeing) the Glory of the Lord (as He is) are being transformed from the glory to the glory. We see God in the face of Christ and are transformed into them, God and Christ by the Spirit. We are in Them, They are in us We are one in Them in Glory. This is our transfiguration. Not into a new carnality, but from the Glory to the Glory. And as the disciples said “Lord it is good for us to be here, let us make an altar here for you Moses and Elijah. There are no physical structures here for they all detain.

We turn into what we behold. If Jesus has to finish something for us at a second coming then He is not done. If He is not done, He is not Glorified. If He is not Glorified we cannot share in His glory till He is. If he is not glorified we cannot “behold the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ” and there is no transformation apart from the glory that is why it is “from glory to glory” or “from the glory to the Glory, you become glorious through this transformation. If not you are still in your sins. You are blinded by the God of this age who would love to detain you. The transfiguration is in the here and now. We see Him as He truly is. We see Him face to face but not a carnal face. We want to transform from what we were to what He is. As Paul says that we don’t want to be found naked, (like those who wait), but to be further clothed in immortality. To Lay hold of why Christ laid hold of us. Eternal glory.

For we are not seen hiding ourselves with clothes of fabric or cloaked with degrees and diplomas of this age but clothed with the righteousness of Christ. Unlike the Levites who kept the temple, were clothed in a pure white that radiated, only having a form of holiness, we are clothed not in a white of radiance but the clear/ invisible to the carnal eye righteousness of Christ. We are clothed in Him because we see Him as He is only because we are in Him, we see Him as He is because we see from the inside out.

Romans 8.28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. 29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.30 Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified. Where are you in this process? Are you waiting for the man Jesus to come and do this for you?

 

The Kingdom of God is at hand.

 

Repetitious patterns and cycles

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We mentioned in previous articles that the purpose of the church,  meaning “the called out ones, is the same purpose as the general assemble or festive gathering of the Israelite’s. It is to learn and apply, or put on the truths practiced through the repetitious patterns and cycles, which are designed to bring us to a full knowledge of Christ.. “Till we all reach the full stature of the son of God”

 

The repetitious patterns and cycles are the acts and the observances that can become redundant and un-profitable, like the Sabbath, the Passover, baptism, and so on, these are the things we do to understand eternal realities. Israel did the feasts and all the hoopla that went along with it and lost sight of the fact they were doing those things to learn truths about the Kingdom they were called to. They thought doing them pleased God but they learned nothing.

They were still waiting for the King man Jesus to come to Jerusalem. They had their own form of eschatology and Christ rejected any notion of being crowned on earth stating “my kingdom is not from here, if it was I would call a band of legions and they would fight.
The whole gospel message is for us to return to the Father, not Him to come here. He already did that so that…. “The hour is coming and now is when you will no longer worship in Jerusalem, for God is spirit and He is truth and He seeks such to worship Him.  Jesus said “follow me that where I am you may be also” And He prayed “that they may be one as You Father are in Me, and I in You, that they may be one in Us”. And  “I am no longer in the world but these are in the world, keep in Your name those whom you have given me that they may be one as we are one”. And “Father, I desire  that they whom you have given Me may be where I am, that they may behold My glory”.
You have to start confessing and believing these truths to realize them. His precious blood didn’t buy us a ticket at a bus stop to depart for a kingdom some 2000 years later. We are not waiting for Him to come and help us, He did that. He has given us everything that pertains to life and godlikeness by these precious promises having already delivered us from the corruption that is in the world. We have been quickened, translated and seated next to Him. And if these words are from the scriptures they are more true than all the earthly facts. Facts and dates are enmity against God. He is not in a time capsule, the old man is. But there are portholes.
 
Our Transfiguration and looking at the face of God in the mirror of the spirit
We all with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror are being transfigured into the same full image (unless our mind sees Jesus a mere man) from glory to glory by the spirit of God. He is God who commanded light to shine out of darkness who has shone in our hearts to bring to light the Glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ”.(can you see Him?)” He who has seen Me has seen the father”
This all happens in the here and now. Our transformation is the process of knowing Him, NOW. We see Him as He is and we become like Him, now, TODAY if you will hear His voice. 
 
To put all this off till a second coming stops Him from working in us. We reject His Holy Spirit, our mirror. (Wis of Solomon 7.26 and 2 Cor 3.18) for our old man is dead symbolized by the repetitious pattern of baptism, and when we come up it symbolizes being resurrected now, today, not at some rapture. This is the main teaching in Romans. And if we are raised and a new creation then we have eyes to see and ears to hear. We can see the true light. Not the sun but the light that shines into the heart of every man. The baptisms and Lords supper and the Sabbath  are the repetitious patterns that are designed to take us to the Father as Paul pleaded. “Be ye reconciled!” Are the patterns working at your church?
 
Dressing the part, putting on Christ
 
Having put off the old man by faith,we are to put on Christ by faith. Meaning more than just the armor of God. If we do not accept His gifts and put them on we shall be found naked. But i want to continue being swallowed by immortality as I grow in Him.
Do not wait for a second coming. That is a faithless act. We put on His righteousness like new flesh. His bones are truths. We are bone of His bone, flesh of His flesh, now by faith. His words are Immovable un-shakeable, more solid than granite or any other earthly composition. That is what He is and as We see Him like this we see Him as He is and we become like Him.in the spirit of our mind.You don’t keep the flesh any way  Jn 3.2 beloved now we are the children of God, as He is revealed in the spirit of our mind, we see Him as He is for we shall be like Him. When? When we wake up to these truths. Isaiah 52 Awake, Awake! Put on your strength, put on your beautiful garments, shake yourself from the dust of the earth”. 
These gifts are activated by faith. As you see them, you accept them, you become them. This is the transfiguration, your transfiguration, to see Him as in a mirror seeing “the Glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ, you see God face to face, but not with the carnal eye.
So what is Gods heart about fruitless repetitions we do in His name?
“To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices. I have had enough burnt offerings, Why do you trample my courts? Your new moons and feasts My soul hates. They are trouble to me, I am weary of them”.Isaiah 1.10-15.   They were just repetitious cycles with no transformation.
Israel was judged for not understanding this. If church does not facilitate this they have left their calling. They are not entering nor allowing those who are trying to do so. “In vain they worship Me with their lips but teach my commands as doctrine of men”.
Walking with God, following His voice
Walking by faith is like walking backwards following the voice of God. Abraham went out not knowing where he was going, and this was accounted as faith. (Heb 11.8). When we enter the Kingdom we can only describe where we’ve been. Like a kid looking out the back window of a car ride. Dad knows where He’s going. I can explain them to you but you have to confess these things and start walking backwards. It is easier to wait for a second coming but one has to ignore the voice.
B.T.W. the term second coming is not found once in scripture. I am not saying He is not coming. I am saying He is coming now. In the 1st, 2nd and 3rd watch. And His reward is with Him to give to each according to their faith. Behold I stand at the door and knock. If you sup with Me and eat my flesh and drink my blood you will become like Me. My body was broken down in small portions for you to spiritually digest. My words are spirit and they are life. 
 
When the Lord speaks, Let there be light, did it take 2000 years? When He said “rise! take up your bed and walk” or “Lazarus come forth” did He not walk, did he not rise immediately?
We have to believe His word or our whole walk is for not. Heb 12.25 see then that you do not refuse Him who speaks from heaven, for if they did not escape who refused him who spoke on earth, how much more shall we not escape. Let us not reject such a great salvation. The Exodus is in full swing. The Kingdom of God is preached and men are forcing their way in.
John in the book of Revelation had discourse with an angel He supposed to br Christ. As John started to bow before this one He was stopped by the angel who said “see that you don’t do that, For I am jsut one of your brothers of those who keep the testimony of Jesus Christ”
This one looked like Christ but was not Him but was in all appearances like Christ, but not because of a beard and saddles, but heavenly attire. The question is, How was this one able to put on christ before a so called rapture and second coming? I mean he is totally out of order.
The Kingdom of God is at hand.

7/20/14 Gods perfect will

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1st Corinthians 13.12b We know in part and we see in part, but when that which is perfect has come that which is in part will be done away with.  Learn what the perfect is.

 
Rom 12.2 that you may know what Gods good acceptable and perfect will is. And when you know it, you are no longer subject to guardians and tutors of that which is in part. You are no longer held captive to the elements that are bound by days, months , seasons and years. Galatians 3.9-11
 
He who we understand by performing the cycles associated with time and matter, being the Sabbath and all the feasts, have a purpose, and we have a destiny and a goal by serving those tasks. For even the law was given for repetitions to accommodate those who are waking up.
 
The waking up is one of the first effects that one experiences in a spiritual sense. By walking through the cycles that leave an imprint of the one who is invisible, the one who in no other way would be seen or known. It is in this way the cycles are the vehicle for true transformation when you see Christ in them. “Behold I have come in the volume of the book, it is written of Me” You learn to see the one of whom the cycles are about. The law and the prophets reveal the anatomy of God.
 
Ezekiel calls them “wheels within wheels that are dreadfully high”. It is also referred to in the holy writ by Jacob as a “ladder to heaven”. And as much as these men try to describe what they saw, not with human eyes but “the eyes of understanding”, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. They were trying to describe something that is invisible but “like”. However this invisible they experienced was indelibly etched on their soul leaving an imprint or a “likeness” on their hearts and minds.
 
But these things cannot be carnally apprehended for the carnal mind is enmity against God. For the carnal rejects Gods invisible-ness by making Him visible like them. They make God a man like themselves, in their mind.
 
Those of this sort claim to know God but deny His power to save in the here and now. Not just the saving for putting them on ice waiting for the second coming but the power of God unto salvation to all who believe. (Rom 1.17 ) They theorize how the word of God must once again be manifest in the flesh for the second coming of Jesus Christ. They are looking for a distant coming Christ to reign on earth as a man. This is the wrong Jesus.
 
Paul the apostle wrote precisely of this in Romans 1 saying ” although they knew God, (or had the things of God for their knowing) they glorified Him not as God, nor were they thankful. They became futile in their thoughts and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise they became fools, (and their crime) “They changed the glory of an incorruptible (invisible) God into an image of a man. (to be seen physically)
 
Oh what a blunder they have committed. By doing so they reject the truth of God seen in Jesus Christ. Not His human body, for no description of Him was left, but the actions seen by Him. Not knowing this they promote a delusion. By ignoring Gods invisible power and attributes, Him being forever eternal, immortal and invisible in His true nature. They construct the image of a man in the minds of their students of a Jesus with long hair, a beard, a robe and sandals returning to planet earth to save them. What a blasphemous notion condemned even in the 10 commandments. Thou shall not make any graven image in any likeness of anything in heaven. You shall not bow down and worship them. No pictures portraits or drawings. Period.
 
Why was that command given? Because anything that gives the illusion that God is an elemental  creature, blocks the person from receiving the imprint in the mind and soul of the true worshiper, follower and obtain-er of “the knowledge of God in the face of Jesus Christ” who by the correct imprint is their self transfigured into the same full image by the spirit to the Glory. 2 Cor 3.18.
 
Paul was the apostle who was born out of time. The requirements of an apostle is that they had to have seen the Lord. But Paul saw Him not with human eyes but a blinding light that shown from the eternal, and the voice that accompanied it. So having seen God, not with carnal eyes for he was blinded but learned to see Him who is high and lifted up. He saw with the renewed mind something much greater than the eye can see as said in here in 1st Timothy 6.16 of Jesus Christ “who alone has immortality dwelling in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see”. At least not with human eyes. 
 
Paul then having been picked by Jesus Christ coming to Him in His eternal Glory, him seeing not a man but the true Christ in His resurrected ascended eternal existence of who He always was, he became qualified to be the 12th disciple, having the heavenly site indelibly etched on the hard drive of his mind, for Paul did not see the man Jesus. And this is what Paul taught, We knew Christ according to the flesh, but hence forth know we Him that way no more” 2 Cor 5.16
Even Peter said that “we made known to you the power and the coming of the Lord”. Meaning a 2nd coming?  No.  But  “we were eye witnesses of His majesty”.  He witnessed what you are looking for in a 2nd coming.
 
So it is not an earthly image of a man that was left for us to know Him, but His word. It is of this that Jesus Christ attested to in John 17 saying “I have manifest your name and your word and they have kept them. Saying ” I am no longer in the world but these are, keep them in your name that they may be one as we are one. Take them not out of the world but keep them from evil. I pray not for just these here but those who are to come (us) that they also may be one in Us. As you Father are in Me and I in You, that they also may be made perfect in one in Us that the world may believe!” (vs 21) 
 
This is a promise spoken to them and to us not of a future event but now! “that the world may know”. The same mouth who said let there be light, and there was light, spoke not these words in vain. Where does a 2000 year interlude enter into any of His words. The kingdom of God is now!  And He goes on to say “Father, I desire that they also whom You have given Me may be with Me where I am , that they may behold My Glory which you have given Me for you have loved Me from the foundations of the world.
To this I say, there is no transformation without seeing His transformation, His Glory, not of a future event but an eternal reality. We are now being transformed into His self same image, perfection, from Glory to Glory. Glory is the power that transforms. If you are stagnant in your faith, receive His words that where He is you may be now! If you believe that His Glory is future, you are missing out of the gift of God “In Christ” Which is to be with Him where He is beholding His Glory.
 
You see Jesus Christ brought the Kingdom with Him from the beginning. For He is the Kingdom. He said these words. “The Kingdom of God is at hand”. Then He spent the rest of His time on planet earth showing that, defining that, showing away for us to escape and be one in Him with Him and the Father in the Spirit.
Follow Me that where I am you may be also. That is… to be In Christ. John 17.7 all things are given to the Son, past present and future. All eternal things are In Christ and the eternal things are not subject to time and events. 
The message saying “The Kingdom of God is at hand” was never retracted as though it left to come a  2nd time in the flesh. Were not the Jews expecting a visible Kingdom?  What was their demise?
 
1st John 5.20 And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.  (this is the Kingdom)

21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.

TODAY, THE LORDS SABBATH REST

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In the Melchizedek post we talked about the King from the before time. The priest who is King or more importantly this King that is also priest. Without father or mother meaning no beginning  or end of days who lives continually. Of whom it is witness that He lives. Who? The eternal before time one.

Let us go on about this eternal topic, the before time, that which is now and is after time. To that day which is not measured by days months seasons and years. To the day that was before anything was made. This place that has no need for the sun because the lamb is it’s light. This place Peter refers to “till the day (of this age) dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts”. This day is not a physical one related to the sun and solar system as we know it. The morning star for us is an awakening. That sun shines eternally. “Jesus Christ is that light that shines in the  heart of every man”. He is that true light. He is the light of the new day. The day that already was. Like the King and priest who lives continually in a day that is like them. That has  no beginning and no night. For God is light and in Him is no darkness.
The writer of Hebrews expounds on this day as the day of rest. The Sabbath that is not on a Saturday or a Sunday remains a day continually saying “There remains a rest for the people of God”. There is a promise to enter in to this day, to this place. “Let us fear lest any of you fall short of entering in, for the gospel was preached to us as well as them but it did not profit them not being mixed with faith”. This is the gospel finished from the foundation of the world.
You see when God rested from His works, He rested from His creation from what He spoke into existence. He did not rest in what He created, and He says “it is in this place they shall not enter”. So did God rest in the heavens like Orion’s belt or some distant galaxy? No. Those were made on the 2nd day of creation. Well maybe He rested where the angels are. No. For He has not put the age to come of which we speak in subjection to angels. (Heb 2.5). For He made all things visible and invisible by the things that He said and He rested in this place before a word was spoken in what is called the beginning. That place before time and the creation of matter and lower level spirits. The place of His rest is before all things. A place where  a created thing cannot go but to Us the invitation is extended, to this place is Gods rest, from His creation.
 
It is generally thought that the Sabbath is just not doing our works. That we rest from our labor. But He says “in this place they shall not enter“. This place before time and matter. This place remains the King and a Kingdom continually, eternal, timeless, the be fore time place.For he who entered his rest has ceased from his works as God did from His.
Let’s look at it this way. There is this creation that we experience with our physicality, and there is a spiritual before time reality. Both of these realms have specific design being distinguishably different from each other. The creation we experience physically has characteristics of getting old. From the day it was made  there was erosion, corrosion, decay, corruption, wrinkling and fading. The apostle differentiates  the two this way “for our outward man perishes but our inward man is renewed daily”.
More appropriately our inward man is brand new always. It is not being made or it is not eternal, It is forever new.It is our inheritance ”reserved for us in the heavens that does not fade”.
 
So there is a getting old creation and the new. But the new creation is not getting new or being made as we think of a new born baby or a new house or car. You see these things are created. They have a beginning. The new in an eternal sense is just not getting old. It is eternally new in it’s perfect unchangeable state at it’s peak point in glory. This is how we know Christ as the Bridegroom and father of the new. The new Adam, the replacement the new creation. 
The first man Adam is a human being, the last Adam, Christ  is a life giving spirit.. As Adam was born of the dust so are all of humanity and as Christ  was heavenly so too are we, if we are born of the Spirit. The last Adam Christ is a quickened spirit. (1 Corinthians 15.45-49. And are we not quickened if we have this spirit? 
 
Think about in the physical world all the efforts that are made to create and make new things and to refurbish and to restore. Almost everything man does is related to this. Our jobs and duties as parents and teachers and nurses and politicians are all spent doing this. The health and fitness industries do this. They try to optimize us and make us as perfect as possible. To be glorious. 
 
A  preacher friend of mine always said “no matter how much make-up and lip stick you put on a pig, it is still a pig. And it is our old Adamic nature that we wash up and make sure there is not a hair out of place to be as perfect as humanly possible and doing the best we can and we offer that to God. God is not pleased with that. Like the Israelite’s in the desert with the sacrifices “drag that old carcass outside of the camp”. It is what  is inside that counts.  Rom 12.1 Offer up the living sacrifice. The for ever new. 
 
The new testament teaching of “putting on the new man” is just this. By faith we learn to put on, not the pig and the best we can do but Christ in His perfection that has been gifted to us in it’s complete form.  And when we put Him on, the new man, “in the image of Him who made us” this grants us access to Gods eternal, invisible, before time, always brand new, glorious, non-created, realm scripturally called “the new creation”.
This is what Paul means in the book of Galatians 6.15 when he says that “nothing avails anything but the new creation”. Meaning we are granted access to Gods rest in the before time when we put on the new, in Christ. This is what grants us access.  This is what it means to be “in Christ”.
Feet can’t get you there. Not a car an airplane or a flying saucer but faith. Being re-newed by the washing and the regeneration of the spirit. This is the porthole into that kingdom. Faith in Christ. This is you new in the eternal . The new creation is you. (2 Corinthians 5.17)
 
Of Adam he was told “in that day you eat of the tree of knowledge you shall die” And mankind with all this creation has been dieing, fading, and falling apart every day since then. But there is another day. It is called in scripture “that day”, the “Sabbath day” the day of rest from this creation to be where God is.
As in Adam all die. In Christ all live. All who are quickened enter by faith. And they rest where? In that place, that day finished from the foundations of the world before time and matter. That place from before God ever spoke a word.
 
There are many who think that the visible creation must be gone, that time must culminate before we see the new. That the new is somehow after this, but if you can truly understand, what they are looking forward to has already been since the foundations of the world. It pre-existed not being subject to time and matter in it’s eternally new glorious state of existence. The things that are in “that day”  are God, it is all God, it is complete, a complete kingdom “and you are complete in Him who is the head of all power and principality. And to be in that day is to be in Christ. The things that are there is the King in all rule and power in the Kingdom.
When Christ said the Kingdom is at hand, this is what He meant. All the components of the Kingdom which are equally God. They exist before a word was ever spoke. If they are not eternal it is because they were spoken into existence. But the King and the Kingdom are equally eternal and before time.
So they are only new, meaning having not been, only in our understanding. But they, meaning the persons of the Godhead, are always. To be in the forever Kingdom is to be in the forever day. This is being “in Christ” if you can receive it. If your ability to recon is working.
 
As John the baptist spoke “He who has the Bride is the Bridegroom. And yes this is the Bride of Revelation 21- “Therefore this joy of mine is full”. And his understanding is complete. This is the eternal gospel to be preached till we all come to the unity of the faith and the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man  to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ”. To no longer be tossed to and fro by every wind of doctrine by the trickery, cunning and craftiness of men who lie in wait to deceive. They formulate theories that keep you out of this Kingdom. They direct your attention to another day,  to another work of God.
 
The kingdom to come in which we speak is “TODAY” If you will hear His voice harden not your hearts as they did in the wilderness. TODAY is the day of salvation. Today is that day of rest.
 
The Kingdom of God is still at hand.
Blessings

The High Priest and His Breast Plate

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Caiaphas the high priest made the statement that “it is expedient that one man (speaking of Christ) should die for the people, and not only that but that He would gather together in one (in Christ) all the children of God scattered abroad.

This is about His body and a great truth. As He said “where two or more are gathered together in my Name there am I”, gathered “in Christ”. And as we are gathered to these eternal truths that were with the father, we are gathered to something much more than a city  at a specific point in time. To something more solid then a mountain of granite. For the form of this world passes away, so that the eternal remains. And it is not as if the eternal has to be brought down or brought back like at some 2nd coming. No it is much easier than that.
Deu 30.11 Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. 12 It is not up in heaven, so that you have to ask, “Who will ascend into heaven to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” 13 Nor is it beyond the sea, so that you have to ask, “Who will cross the sea to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” 14 No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it.
 
What we are gathered to are these transparent stones of truth. It is from this quarry that we are hewn. Like Peter being a living rock, we too are living stones being built, assembled, or gathered up a spiritual habitation for God.
 
 The High Priests ephod with 12 stones
 
The high priest an ephod being a breast plate with 12 stones positioned on the front, over his heart. And it is these 12 stones brought together that he holds very dear. 12 is the number of tribes of Israel and the number of disciples and symbolizes the foundation of the house of God. We are His house. It isn’t until the high priest puts these on that he goes into the Holy of Holies. Without them He does not enter. What he holds dear he takes into the very presense of the Father Himself. Isn’t that what Christ prayed in John 17? Father that they may be one with us? And this prayer was said by the same person who said “let there be light”? And that did not take some 2000 plus years but “it was so”. And isn’t this He who said “take up thy bed and walk”? So too in Gethsemane He spoke and prepared a place for them and us that “where I am they may be also”. This was for them and is operational for us today. This is the message. He became sin for us to become righteous “in Him” so “be ye reconciled”. Be one with. Be gathered to the Father now. For we have such a High Priest eternal in the heavens now appearing to the Father. For this reason we can go boldly to the throne room of grace. This is a current reality of life in the spirit to all who believe. Take caution that no one rob you of this reward of faith.
 
You see this is the age of transformation and transfiguration. For we are being transfigured into the same full image from glory to glory by the spirit.
 
But there are those who believe that they are left in limbo waiting for Christ to come back and do something. That they will not believe to receive. But when Christ does come back, it is not to pick up where He left off to finish a work in you as though He did something half way. For the just shall live by faith, and without faith it is impossible to please Him. For when He comes he would not save for when you see it, it is not of faith, for we are saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope.
 
There is a coming a time when “time is no more” (Rev 10.6). That only the eternal remains (Heb 12.27). That which we have acquired in this age, that which we have received from Him we keep. This is our whole purpose to lay hold of why He laid hold of us. But what about when He comes? 
 
Revelation 22.11 He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him be righteous[e] still; he who is holy, let him be holy still.” Again, time is no more.
So if we have the notion that His work will continue later we may be found slothful stewards. For He is close at hand who judges us and His reward is with Him to give as He wills. And He wants to today. It is the Fathers good pleasure to give us the Kingdom but if we are looking for it with our eyes it is passing before us like the wind. For if we do not put on Christ and the invisible truths about Him that are Him, we will be found naked. For we groan within ourselves not to be unclothed but to be further clothed in immortality. This is invisible. This is not an event but a life style. The flesh will return to the dust. The transformation of our heart, mind and soul and putting on the new body is now.

 

The Body of Christ, the called out and the Valley of dry bones.

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Christ’s body seen in Israel

In I Corinthians 10 Paul draws upon old testament teachings of Israel saying “they all passed under the cloud, and through the sea That they drank from the rock and that rock was Christ. He drew a parallel between Christ and Israel. Exodus 4.22 says that Israel is Gods first born son but is it really? No it pictured Christ, and as Israel was called out of Egypt so too was Christ. (Mt 2.15  ) That Christ was the fulfillment of that prophesy. But Israel was a visible picture of the body of Christ as being a community being several members edifying, learning and growing in understanding Christ. “They drank from that spiritual rock that followed them, and that rock was Christ”. And verse 11 All these things happened to them for us on whom the end of the ages has come”.

Israel expired in a physical sense be it the law the tabernacle the feasts the sacrifices and so on, but as Peter said after he explained how he saw the Transfiguration of Christ that “you have the prophetic word more sure than what we had when we were with Him on the mount”. Meaning that even if the pictures are no longer visible for the physical eye, the written account is active for those who have eyes to see, in the spirit.
Just as all who were in Israel with Moses were called out of Egypt, Israel being Gods first born son, the people being collectively called out, pictured those who are called out to be “In Christ”. So being “IN Israel” pictured being “IN Christ”. Israel collectively prophesied the body of Christ comprised of many members.
The ekklesia, the called out
Now when Jesus said to Peter “on this rock I will build my church” From the Greek it says “I will build my ekklesia”. Church is the word the translators use for ekklesia but it means “the called out ones”. Those in Christ are the “called out ones”. They are called out of the world to be in. Every where in scripture you see the word church, it means “the called out ones”, and has the same Hebrew meaning as General assembly or festive gathering.
So if we misunderstand these truths we miss out on these parallels and the old testament has less relevance and meaning.  So being in Israel is to be in Christ. Not in a land but a people collected around spiritual truths and practices. Those in Christ are His body as those in Israel pictured His body. All His members.
Other pictures of the Body
The writer of the book of Hebrews 3 uses members of house as an analogy of being in Christ instead of a body. That the house of Moses was expired with the house of Christ ” of whose house we are if we hold fast the confidence of our hope and rejoicing firm to the end”.
Daniel draws from a picture of “a great mountain” instead of a body or a house. Dan 3.45 inasmuch as you saw that stone cut out of a mountain without hands”, being a kingdom that stands forever that will not be destroyed or left to another people. And that prophecy expired when Christ said “on this rock I will build my Church”. Church meaning “called out ones”. That on this rock I will assemble my called out ones.
There are other ways used to define the Lords people like the man whose name is called “the Branch” The “good Shepherd” we being the fold, and many more, but these all expire “IN Christ” The law and the prophets were until Christ. This is what it means in in 2 Corinthians 3 when Paul says of the Jews that “their minds were hardened. For until this day (even our day)  a veil remains unlifted in the reading of the old testament, because the veil is taken away in Christ” . All the pictures are fulfilled in Christ, meaning it is of Him. It is finished.
Valley of Dry Bones
In Ezekiel 37 he uses an analogy of a valley dry bones and the Lord said “Son of man, can these bones live? Then the Lord said of the bones I will cause breath to enter you and you shall live. And that happened. The body that was so dry, dead and lifeless in a spiritual sense so much so that Christ came and condemned it, He put out of business. He took the Kingdom from those stewards and gave it to another and closed the old covenant to establish a new. He took the teachings of the Mosaic and the Davidic and fulfilled, expired and raised them. Christ said “destroy this temple and I will rebuild it in 3 days”  and He did. He took the truths the meanings the structure being the very bones that held the body together and resurrected them into the spirit where they belong. Of the bones, God breathed in new life. Like with the first image of God, Adam who received breath became a living body, so too with the valley of dry bones which just pictured the body of Christ being an assembly of called out ones. At Pentecost they received breath.
The dead rise in Spirit
From Isaiah 26.19 Your dead shall live; together with My dead body they shall arise”
The whole body of Christ is resurrected. When He rose, the Ekklesia rose with Him. “With my dead body they shall arise”. This is being “In Christ” being members of His body, the body the others pictured. All things are fulfilled In Christ. We are reckoned dead and “thus judge that if one died for all then are are dead”. We are alive in view of the Father. As those who crossed the Red Sea did so after the angel of death passed over them. This is the Passover, from death to life, to new life “in Christ” To be called out of Egypt and death, into life of the Spirit “In Christ”. The New creation is the New spirit, this is new life.
This is breath in the old bones and the flesh and sinews is not of a carnal nature for the carnal does not inherit the Kingdom. We having put off Adamic, now put on Christ. He is our new body and as we see Him as He is so we too become, for “as He is so are we in the world” and He is not of the flesh. “we knew Him once in the flesh but now we know Him that way no more”.
Not a bone broken
A prophesy and a promise of Christ on the cross was that “not one of His bones would be broken. That all the insults hurled at Him throughout time, all the stones thrown swords and staves, however disfigured and marred His visage becomes, even from lies of cults and the confusion of the unlearned and even the obscurities of various translations, Not one bone was broken. The truth remains. The very structure endures. Lo I am with you through the ages.
Invisible Pillars and Stones
Of Him it was said “righteousness and truth are the foundations of your throne. That these are invisible pillars. Invisible structures, bones, truths  if you would. We also see more invisible and transparent stones and terrible crystals in the structure of the Heavenly Jerusalem. The twelve gates are named the twelve tribes of Israel and the foundations are named of the twelve disciples. This city where every brick has a name, unhewn and untouched by human hand  mind you, is not made from granite or marble or gold or matter from the earth of this creation, but is the new creation “measured according to the number of a man who that is of an angel”. That is right. A resurrected saint of His kind and likeness is a brick in the Kingdom of God.  Isn’t this what Daniel saw “this great mountain”? And this is the election. Your name was already written on a brick/stone from the beginning.
You are the elect.
The church being the called out ones, called to be saints, to be “in Christ” in the body, being assembled to these eternal truths, a new body from the resurrected dry bones,  being the stone and new life, cut out with out human hands from the book Daniel, is the body of Christ having received the Holy Spirit . Not one bone or truth broken but assembled, come together, resurrected and seated in the heavens . (Eph2.6) We gather not to a physical place on earth for that is not His house, but the truths in Christ. We are gathered and assembled to Him in Spirit and Truth for the Father seeks such to worship Him.
Jerusalem raised incorruptible
So not only was Christ raised incorruptible having been sown a seed, so too the Jerusalem of earthen dirt had been expired in purpose and raised in the spirit of our mind. For that Jerusalem stood in contrast to the heavenly. It was at set times in a set place to a certain people in a prescribed fashion called the law to the Jews in the Hebrew language but now has come to the gentiles. To all nations, tribes and languages. As Pentecost showed not in the Hebrew tongue but all languages and all peoples in every place where two or more are gathered together. For the time now is when you will no longer worship in Jerusalem but in spirit and truth. Mt 24.1 Jesus said of Jerusalem  “not one stone shall stand upon another”. Unlike the earthen Jerusalem with stone upon stone never to be seen again, remains a city eternally in the heavens made of heavenly stones, which is the place of our calling and our inheritance and our citizenship, the Kingdom finished from the foundation of the world where sits our King.
Psalms 48.12 Walk about Zion, and go round about her: tell the towers thereof.13 Mark ye well her bulwarks, consider her palaces; that ye may tell it to the generation following.14 For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.
If you think the idea of an invisible city is strange, look at this from Revelation 3.12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: (not earthen) and I will write upon him my new name.

13 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

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God as neighbor

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God in times past spoke to the fathers by the law and the prophets in fragments through a series of condemnations, judgement, mourning’s, and woes, followed by a promise of renewal. This renewal was never meant to be part of the creation of time and matter but a metamorphosis into something else. It was described in terms mankind would understand as being a kingdom but never meant that the kingdom would be in a physical sense. 

Man thinks of a kingdom in terms of physical components having a capitol city with walls structures and buildings and having a governing body and, from old time terms, a king and a queen with a hierarchy and an army. What about Gods kingdom?
The old testament prophets were taken in visions by seeing “something like” then he would describe this vision in terms the people would understand, like with Ezekiel 40.2 He was taken in visions OF GOD (about God). And he saw, but not with human eyes, “something like the structure of a city” when He saw visions, or likenesses OF GOD. He then explained it in terms the people would understand, words they commonly used like that of a building but not a building but like a building. He distinguished His city as being Holy by saying “This is the place of my throne, where I dwell” and tell them “when they set their threshold by my threshold and their door posts by my door post they defile My Holy Name”,
They profaned God and His kingdom by thinking He was just like them of the earth. They misunderstood Him and thought He was just a guy in the neighborhood a few doors down. This is an abomination to make trite, or common, the things OF GOD. 
The words from the prophet describing eternal realities were interpretated by the people as none other than of earthly composition. The call from eternity was neutralized by the carnal mind. God is not a man, man is made in His image, just a likeness. Man is of earthen dust, the buildings were earthen. This is a far cry from being a Holy God in His Holy city of a heavenly composition. Ezekiel saw a vision OF GOD, of the City from God, not creation being as eternal and pre-existent as God, being components of God Himself.
We need a renewed mind in the things OF GOD (about God). The new testament term is seen in the “transfiguration”. As Jesus was transfigured in view of the disciples so similarly are we transfigured “by His spirit into the same full image from the Glory to the Glory”. And this is an important point. There is no transformation in hoping for an earthly city to be made  for the man Jesus. That is a carnal fascination with zero spiritual value. Redemption is to take us to God, not to bring Him here. He already was and still is just not the way you might understand. We need to “be renewed in the spirit of the mind”, the inner man to the things OF GOD. 
 
What the law and the prophets lacked in presenting Gods Kingdom in things “like” those made according to the pattern in Sinai or Horeb in tents, or even Solomon’s temple of fabulous stones, these were expired when God sent His Son and now Gods Son has spoken and said these words. “He who has seen me has seen the father”. There is no need to resurrect the old pictures and patterns or city because the voice from heaven said “This is my beloved Son, Him you will hear!”
So since Jesus said “if you have seen  Me you have seen the Father”, then does the Father have long hair, a glowing robe and a beard holding a radiating heart as depicted all over the world as the man Jesus? Once again that is the carnal mind trying to bring the Lord down from His Throne to appease the carnal nature. They want to make visible the invisible. They too think God is just a neighbor, like one of us. “When you put your doorway by my doorway you defile my Holy Name”. They think He has a mailbox?
 
However true it is that the ones who see Jesus see the Father, He showed us the Fathers true nature, not of manly features to the human eye but by word and deed with invisible attributes. His visage is not for the human eye, and it is not a man named Jesus who comes down to rule the planet in a man made structure that has a zip code in Israel. That ‘s silly. God has shown that He can manifest Himself to us any time and way He would like to, even through a talking donkey but that is not the point or the objective. The objective and purpose of salvation is to redeem a people to Himself. He became small for us to become big, not for Him to become the created, for he already did that . He did that  for us to be renewed, to be transformed. And His Son is the full and final revelation for how can a building or any other created thing be God? They couldn’t and they didn’t so God sent His Son “For the time now is when you will no longer worship in Sameria or Jerusalem or any where but spirit and truth and this is spirit and truth. It is for the invisible God to have your invisible interactive soul to Himself. 
 
As Peter said”receiving the end of your faith, the salvation of your soul. This is Gods prize from us and where His prize dwells in us. The body will return to dust as promised but it cannot add or take away what God is doing, for flesh and blood does not inherit the kingdom. Nor can any physical eye see it. (1st Timothy 6.16 + Exodus 33.20) It comes not with observation but it is seen with the eyes of understanding. Eye has not seen nor ear heard, but they have been revealed by the spirit, even the deep things of (about) God. Yes those in His farthest reaches. Wow!
Think of it like this. If I had told you I went  to the house I was raised in and found a box of pictures in the attic, you would think of pictures maybe of my grandparents with an old car, maybe relatives from the old country. But if I then proceeded to show you some children’s building blocks with the alphabet, colored and having images of animals on various sides, you would think I was loopy. What do baby toys have to do with heirloom pictures?
 Similarly  it is written of in Ezekiel 40.2 that he was taken in visions OF GOD, then he talks of “something like the structure of a city” that the carnal mind goes to Israel on planet earth. Excuse me but didn’t the verse say visions OF GOD?  The Lord say’s that His ways were higher than our ways? I mean what does modern day Jerusalem or any day Jerusalem have to do with visions OF GOD? The likeness of a city? It is not a city but an aspect of God and a person of the Godhead 
So when Ezekiel saw visions of and OF GOD who is in heaven. The place before time. This place that is from God is in God. This place God rested from His works and calls us to himself.  In a place that was before anything was made. The things that exist there are only things that can be described as existing before creation. These things being eternal and in contrast to the things created being there before the word was said, this is (about)God, this is God, all of it, all things of God that are with God are God. These things are different aspects and characteristics of the nature of God being the components and inside workings of God being presented as His Kingdom.
Are we not receiving a Kingdom that cannot be shaken? That the shakable will be removed so that the eternal will remain? That our inheritance that is undefilable is reserved in Christ? The place where after all is burned up righteousness dwells? Well we have that now for those who have eyes to see. God is the only thing Eternal and everything that is eternal is an aspect of Him and this is His gift to us. So when Jesus said that the kingdom of God is at hand, this is that kingdom. “He comes and His reward is with Him” for it is Him. All things eternal are not of this world but existed before it. These are “In Him”, “in Christ”
After Jacob wrestled with the angel of God he said that he saw God “face to face”. He wasn’t talking about seeing with his physical eyes, for that is impossible for no man shall see Him and live, but Jacob did in fact see Him, with the eyes of his understanding. In the spirit. So too with Isaiah, he saw the Lord high and lifted up and the train of His robe filled the temple. And what about Moses? When the Lord was explaining the difference between the prophets and Moses He said the prophets would see him in visions but Moses would speak with him face to face.  Paul at his conversion he saw a light brighter than the sun. This is the light that shines in the heart of every man. Not humanly visible. Wow, if this could happen to each one of us! To have the eternal light from God Himself indelibly scorch His image on our hidden person, and this is what He does, this is called the “new name” but it is not new in that it was not before, it is just never fading but reserved in eternal glory. For whom He foreknew He predestined to be conformed, transformed into the image of His Son, these He called, He justified and He glorified, and this is not something that is actuated not at some second coming some 2000 years later in a distant point in time having a star date and a zip code. That is silly. You cannot pinpoint God in time or matter or any created thing. The eternal God cannot truly be a created. He would present a false self and that is not the truth.
From Jacob to Isaiah, Moses, Paul and all who knew God did so not with human reasoning attached to human senses. They all saw Glorious things of God, from God, about God and explained them from words and concepts common to their day.  “He spoke to them in parables and without a parable spake He not to them” Now He has spoken to us through His Son who said he who has seen Me has seen the Father. Thomas says “show us the Father” and this is what the carnal mind does, but Christ said “have you not been with me this long and have you not known Me?” And yet we formulate a series of events to take place to bring down to earth Him who always was and is and is to be non matter, non time dimensional. This is not knowing God and to do this too many times is actually rejecting God.
So simply put. The spoken things are things that are created to be un-created, and the things that were already are things eternal that cannot be un-created. This is His gift to all who follow Him. Now see if this verse from II Corinthians has new meaning.

17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, they are a new creature: old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

18 And all (new)things are OF GOD (from God, about God), who hath reconciled us to himself (not Him to the earth) by Jesus Christ, (to be in Christ where all things eternal are) and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; This is the eternal gospel message

So for those who believe this there is and exchange program. The visible for the invisible. Put these on.
The kingdom of God is at hand.

The Eternal Day, 2 Peter 3.18

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In 2 Peter the last verse of the book has been translated exhorting us to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.

 
According to the footnote in Marshall’s Greek interlinear page 931, the phrase “now and forever” is more appropriately  rendered “in this age and the eternal day“.
 
The “eternal day” is the mystery here as it always is, it is eternity, the other age that is not in the realm of time and matter with days on 24 hour cycles. The eternal age being the eternal day where there is no night, and it has no sun for the lamb of  God is it’s light. “Its gates shall not be shut at all by day and there shall be no night. This takes place in the eternal city. These all are eternal realities all finished before the foundations of the world because they are not created by Gods word, they are descriptions of His anatomy.
 
If anything needs to be added or taken away, if any pillars, windows or doors need to be added to this place, any construction of any sort, then it is not eternal. It would be changing but you cannot add to or take away from the eternal nature of God. 
 
The eternal day being a different make up and composition can only accommodate eternal things. That is why scripture says our inheritance is reserved for us in heaven undefileable . It too is unchangeable and pre-existent. There is nothing in the eternal day that is not forever. When all creation is recalled and expired the only thing left is that which was. You will see that which was and is and is to come. This is the inheritance and the realization for the believer. 
 
And from Hebrews 11.14-16 Those who say such things declare plainly that they seek a homeland, and truly if they had called to mind the land where they had come out, they would have opportunity to return. But now they desire a better, that is a heavenly one. This is why God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has a place prepared for them.
 
You get that? He has a city prepared for us. This city cannot be on earth made up of time and matter for all such things are temporary and have an end and God doesn’t do things over and over. What He does He does once. That is His trade mark.
 
Here is the place faith applies. For without which God is not pleased. Faith being the evidence of things not seen. The very proof. Everything He has for us is eternal and this can only be actualized by faith. Faith of a mustard seed moves mountains and so Sanai and all it’s mandates from the covenant of death are cast away into the sea being accomplished “In Christ”. We are called to recon all dead and all new. It’s like this;
 
2 Corinthians 5.
  14 For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus (have changed our thinking) that if One died for all, then all died; 15 and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.

16 Therefore, (this is why) from now on, we regard no one according to the flesh (Adamic nature). Even though we have known Christ (in human form) according to the flesh, yet now we know Him thus no longer (ever again).17 Therefore, (this is why) if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation;( a new kind of man) old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 18 Now all things are of God, (eternal replacements) who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, (this message)

 

This ministry is the business of taking people to Gods Kingdom. The place that was before the word was spoke or the Spirit ever hoovered. Before time and matter this place still exists and always will in its eternal unchanging, never getting old glory. All things (new) are of God and in God. This is what it means to be “In Christ”. To not be “in Adam” or “in the world” And the all things are hidden “in Christ”. The old things have passed away in His word and this must be received by faith. The transition, or transformation takes place in the invisible, un-noticeable to the human eye. As it were in the blink of an eye. A twinkling. The place where flesh cannot see but a working of the spirit. That which is flesh is flesh but this is spirit. For the time now is that we can worship the Father in spirit and truth and truth is only what remains after time and matter cease. That which was and is and is to come is already here and always has been. It is not to say; who will go up to heaven to bring it down, or who will go into the deep to bring it up? But what does the word say? It is near to you and even in your heart, the word of faith. The just lives by faith alone and the Kingdom of God is the Kingdom of faith.

 

His Kingdom is truth and His Kingdom is truly at hand.

See that you do not refuse Him who speaks from heaven”

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See that you do not refuse Him who speaks from heaven”

He who calls us to His eternal glory through Jesus Christ”
 
This is the place of our calling. We should not be waiting for a kingdom to come but accept the invitation to ascend to the voice now. To “lay aside every weight and sin that snares us and “run the race with endurance. Run where? to the voice. To Him who calls
Scripture lays out the concept of becoming new. We exchange the old for the new now, and we do this by faith. We put off maliciousness, selfishness, anger and hate then we put on the polar opposites. The things we put off are associated with the Adamic nature. We become new.
This is one of the things Christ showed us by Him coming as a man. That this work takes place in our human body. “As He is so are we in the world”. We do not need to leave this world to get on with our eternal life and this takes place by accepting the gift and learn to appropriate that now, to put it on. “As you have received Him, walk in Him”.
It would be a fallacy for the scriptures to say we are new if it were not true, but it says  “Be ye renewed in the spirit of your mind”.  If we can do this our thinking shifts it’s focus off future events and hopes of the next work of God. Future thinking plugs our spiritual ears from hearing “Him who speeks from heaven”. Future thinking comes from not understanding our calling, To Him who speaks from heaven” who “calls us to His eternal glory”. He did not put us in limbo waiting for His next move. His work “comes not with observation”  Christ said “The father has been working and I have been working” This kind of work has nothing to do with time and matter, the old creation for that was finished the 6th day, but the work is “to bring many sons (offspring) to glory.
For the most part all those who seek the kingdom of God want the same thing. And what does scripture say about those who seek this? Romans 11.7-8 “What then Israel did not obtain what it seeks? But the elect have obtained it and the rest were hardened, Just as it is written “God has given them the spirit of stupor, eyes not to see, ears not to hear to this very day”.
Well we ask obtain what? The object of our faith. As then, so also now. The visible church for the most part is hardened with the spirit of stupor and focused on a future work of God to be seen with human eyes, but God finished His work in creating time and matter from the 6 days of  creation. He then completed the work of salvation at the cross. The only work now teaching this salvation by His spirit. This is an invisible work and the reason He says “an evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign”. A visible work. Even back then “No sign shall be given but Jonah”. So too now the sign given is His word. Heb 1 “God has spoken through His Son” All things being accomplished to not need to be redone over and over. Man does that not God
To understand this correctly we are not re-created into a new thing that has not been before but more accurately we are being un-created in the sense that by faith we put off all things from the 6 days of creation and we put on the new man who is created in the same image as He who made us. We put on what already was, we put on Christ and grow in His attributes and share the Glory that never fades. The Glory that is always at it’s peak of brightness that is with Him who never changes or gets old, but always new. This is the new creation.
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The Revelation of The Bride of Christ Part 1 Ekeinos

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Revelation 21.9 “Come, I will show you the bride, the Lamb’s wife.”[g]10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the great city, the holy[h]Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, 11 having the glory of God.” 

Christ in John 3 said of Himself, “We speak what We know and We testify what We have seen.” He spoke of himself as being plural, which is not surprising for He is the same one who said, “Let Us make man in Our likeness.”

When John wrote this, he specifically used the Greek word “Ekeinos.” Ekeinos means “they” and “them”, and not he or him, when talking about Christ, but the English translators interpreted Ekeinos into “he” and “him,” a single person. The impact of that misinterpretation in what John was trying to convey by choosing the word “ekeinos” is lost. John was speaking of the fullness of the Godhead being a plurality and being present in Christ; just as Christ said, “It is the Father that does the works in Me,” “I and the father are one,” and “He who has seen me has seen the father.” Jesus is this plurality. John called Him “They” and “Them” not He and Him in certain text.
The plurality of Adam and Eve, the Crown of creation.
Going back to the beginning of creation and on the 6th and final day, we read,  “27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created Them.” God made them a plurality in one body. Adam was whole. Adam had not entered his deep sleep to be halved into male and female yet.
It is in the first words about Adam that; God made him both male and female when He created “them.” And God said let “them” have dominion. And God blessed “them.” They also were a plurality as is the Godhead. They were Ekeinos. Why? Because Adam had Eve (the rib) still inside him when the Lord called Adam “them,” just like John called Christ “them.” They were a plurality in one body. His wife was in him. How do we know Christ’s Bride was in Him?
God told John the baptizer, “Upon whom you see My Holy Spirit land upon and remain, this is My only begotten Son!” Christ is the true likeness of God who replaced Adam. When the Holy Spirit descended “in bodily form” like a carbon copy, she fit inside Him (Christ) perfectly. Like two puzzle pieces fit together, the two coming together made one  whole being in the image of God — both male and female.
This concept is what marriages and weddings portray.  “For this reason shall they leave father and mother and the two shall become one.”
To fulfill this, “The (Female) Holy Spirit descended like a dove and “remained upon Him.” The Word of God and the Spirit of God became one, the halves were fitted, they were united. They were Married at Christ’s baptism.
The split that started with the first Adam, was mended in the last Adam – Christ (1 Corinthians 15.45).
This is why the true association for us who are “born from above,” of things brought to us through revelation through the Holy Spirit, is Christ and not Adam. This is what constitutes the new creation. We are offspring of a different set of parents. This is what it means to be “in Christ” and in the Family of God. Why? Because Ekeinos is in us. His Spirit bearing witness with our spirit and She is the same Spirit.
It is to be born again into Christ with joy  and not coming out crying with those like of Eve.
It was at Christ’s baptism, and only then, that the heavenly Father could say, “This is My beloved Son in whom I am well pleased.” Why then and only then? Because for the first time since the fall in Eden, a man was whole and not halved, like Adam and Eve. Christ was not split into male and female. Christ’s counterpart was in him; holy, complete, male and female.
For the Father to be pleased in the Son, the Son had to be like the Father. Whole and complete, male and female, into the image of God without splits, tears, fractures or missing pieces.
Christ could not of been the “well pleased” of the Father if He were only half His image being male only, without female. When the Holy Spirit descended like a dove to remain upon Him, the image of God was complete for the Father to be pleased. The Son had to have all the features  that were unique to the Father .
 Without any further ado  let us introduce to you the Bride and the Groom  that all others mimic and model. The beloved Son and His Bride the Holy Spirit come down from God of Heaven.
In order for God to make man in His image He had to incorporate all the male and female attributes that are Holy, because God has every attribute that is wholesome and that makes a man and a woman individually unique. Why? Because these He has inside Himself, or He would not have said, “Let us make man in our image and likeness, male and female.” The female would have been left out, but the feminine is a pre-created eternal entity, being as pre-existent as is the male in Christ. You cannot have one without the other.
Christ’s Helper and Comforter is the 3rd person of the Godhead called the Holy Spirit . Christ, at His baptism, received His counterpart in Himself to not be exposed. She is not to be seen. They were not naked like Adam and  Eve, his rib. Christ had nothing to be ashamed about. They needed no fig leaf. Instead of Shame there is blinding Glory that prevails. Just ask Paul. (Acts 26.13)
John the Baptist confirmed this saying of Christ, John 3.29 He who has (past tense) the bride is the bridegroom; (Note: there is no reference to a fiance, and the term bridegroom is inappropriate for an unmarried man) but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears them, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice. Therefore this joy of mine is fulfilled. They must increase but I must decrease.”
This was John’s purpose in life. John was more than a spectator at the wedding, He was “the friend.” He was the best man and the carnal witness to testify to us that “the Groom has the Bride.” John’s mission was accomplished, and we testify to what we’ve heard and what we have seen.
Welcome to Christ’s Wedding Banquet…if you are able to receive it. Read Matthew 22
So God had said, “Let us make make man in Our likeness.” And God did, but later He took the rib out and Adam called her Eve. They portrayed the Heavenly, invisible Bride and Groom. The Bride and Groom were turned inside out in Adam and Eve for us to learn and understand things about the always invisible Godhead.
The word revelation means to make known.  The revelation regarding Adam and his rib is about Christ and His Bride, but in contrast. A finite to clarify some things of the infinite. Eve was exposed and made visible, but Christ’s Bride will never be displayed with things that can be experienced with the flesh. This is why Paul said, “Flesh and blood does not inherit the Kingdom.” She “comes down of God from heaven.” That is why She is described as, “like a transparent glass,” “like a crystal,” “like a precious stone,” “something like the structure of a city,” and such. Something like, but eternally better than any construct of time and matter.
These are only common to the carnal senses and used to make comparisons. This is why one must see and hear with the heart to understand the things of God. They must be spiritually discerned. The carnal is used to make the invisible understandable.
Christ said, “The volume of the book is written of Me, I have come to take away the first to establish the second.” And He did. He reformed humanity in this way in order for as many of those who would put off their old nature to take on His new nature. This is the spiritual unveiling of things that are eternal, immortal and invisible.
This is food for us the elect who are born again anew, compositionally different from the old man. Even when God said, “Let Us…” He was showing Himself to be a plurality with things like we experience on earth but different. (Revelation 21-22 and Ezekiel 40+)
In truth, God is more aptly defined as “They” and “Them,” of male and female and not “He” and “Him.” Him and Her come from a split view. This is why the mandate was said from the beginning “24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh”.”Why?  To mend that tear, and to show the inner workings of the spirit through love.
So for us, the elect who have crossed over, having confirmed our vows at baptism, having been buried in the likeness of Christ’s death, to be raised in newness of life, we can also say; That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us. We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And truly our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. We write this to make your[a] joy complete.
Adam was half the man of Jesus because his rib was taken from him. His hidden insides were seen when his rib, called his bride, was exposed. Eve portrays the elements and workings of the feminine of God; Christ’s comforter, helper and other parent so that we are not left orphans. (John 14.18) This was the Revelation of Adam, the unveiling and the exposure of what would not otherwise have been seen of the female side of God without the revealing of Eve.
So we introduce to you Christ’s counterpart and Bride called Heavenly Jerusalem, being bone of His bone and flesh of His flesh of eternal, invisible elements of Spirit and truth and Mother of His Children born from above? [Galatians 4.26 and John 3.3 – 6]
If you are waiting for Heavenly Jerusalem to appear at some time in the future, from whom are you born from and who is your mother?
This is why the Book of The Revelation of Jesus Christ is not so much about catastrophe, but about Her, the Heavenly City. She is unveiled as the final revelation in every age because She is timeless. Christ’s Bride called Heavenly Jerusalem, the Mother of the elect. Even as John the revelator described the “things that must immediately take place saying, “I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.” [Rev 21.2] She is not constructed with the elements associated with time and matter but with the composition of the Father “coming down out of Heaven,” and not assembled with the base elements of time and matter. That would be totally unsuitable and unfitting for Him who is Spirit and Truth, of elements from before God’s 6 days of creation. She is fully congruent with the laws of Creation in that “kind begats after its kind”. She is His kind of Spirit and Truth; His spirit, the Holy Spirit.
Catastrophe and judgment are not the purpose of the Revelation of Jesus Christ. End times is the delusion that disperses the fold with each new theory about the end of the world, confusing more and more sheep. But we speak to you about “that which is from the beginning.” They fulfill in themselves the scripture that says “you are not entering The Kingdom of God, nor are you allowing those who are trying to do so, therefore your judgment shall be greater.” And “it would be better off to be tied with rocks and dropped into the sea then to deceive one of these little ones” to delay their entrance. But these persist hell bent and hellbound for judgment. 
The purpose of the Book of Revelation of Jesus Christ is to expose His rib, to unveil His Eve. To describe His counterpart. This is why the book concludes with His Bride, Wife and Mother of His Children. Whose children we are if we have been begotten by the Spirit and the Word of Truth.” We are a kind of firstfruits of His creation being flesh of His flesh and bone of His bone of His attributes and sound doctrine, and not tangible things for the carnal senses.
Even as a diamond is best seen in the backdrop of a black cloth, so too, Heavenly Jerusalem shines brightest in a backdrop of darkness, hence catastrophe. The Revelation is about Heavenly Jerusalem, the Mother of those who are in Christ where. The old Covenant mountain was shrouded with smoke and a fearful fire do that “if even a man or beast touch they should die”. How much more fearful Mount Zion the City of God?
She is also. She is shrouded with cataclysms and spiritual darkness that occupy the flesh and the thinking of the carnal man. These we must overcome to ascend to our rightful inheritance “seated far above all principalities and powers in Christ”.
It is “The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants the things which must immediately take place.” The book of Revelation concludes with Heavenly Jerusalem. Why? Because She is the Revelation of what is in Christ. She is the Hidden Side of Christ that cannot be carnally seen. She is cloaked in mystery. The catastrophes are the distraction. For even Mt Sinai, where Moses was instructed to make things after the pattern you had seen on the mount, was shrouded with a tempest and a fire so that if even a man or beast should touch they would die. Why? Because flesh and blood does not inherit the Kingdom. It is not invited. The man cannot get you there. Only the Word can. The cataclysms were the distraction, the smoke screen wasto deter the flesh. But we boldly enter in Spirit and Truth.
For we do not need boots and compass for our journey to the Kingdom of the Father but the Words of God. These are the tools of our trade. That which is flesh is flesh and that which is Spirit is Spirit. You must be born again? And we are. Our new nature inherits “the Kingdom of God at hand” at your fingertips, which is Heavenly Jerusalem the Mother of those born of the Spirit. (Galatians 4.26)
The only thing that accesses the invisible is the newly created of the eternal newlyweds as those who never get old, but are always new. So we are. This is the Israel of God and not some silly plot of land on planet Earth. (Galatians 4.26-26 and 6 15-16)

THE BROODER

The Holy Spirit is Heavenly Jerusalem and The Bride of Christ. She is the feminine part of the Godhead that is equally God, being co-founder and co-creator, as seen brooding over the face of the deep during creation; in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. And the Spirit of God was brooding over the face of the deep.

 

From inside Christ on earth, and through His lips She said through Him, “Oh Jerusalem how I would have gathered you as a Mother hen gathers her chicks but you are not willing.” She says that again today and the gospel confirms. “Come to the wedding for all things are now ready.” [Matthew 22.4] Even as Christ said, “I and the Father are one,” the Father is equally male and female, She is there. Where? In Christ.  “In Him dwells the fullness of the Godhead body.” And She is there. If we are “in Christ”, Christ is in us. We have Her, too.

She was also seen brooding over the Israelites when they marched through the desert as a pillar of fire by night and a cloud of covering by day. But the Israelites  greater Glory was after everything was set up of the things the Lord showed Moses on Mt Sinai saying; so Moses finished the work the Lord gave them to do by setting up the tents of meeting with the tabernacle and articles along with the priests the Levites and the children assembled. Then the cloud filled the tabernacle of meeting and the Glory of the Lord filled the temple. For the first time She no longer brooded over but entered because these things were assembled correctly.  And if the invisible elements of the invisible God are correctly assembled in you, then She is in you as well. This is “The General Assembly and church of the firstborn described in Hebrews 12.18-28. of Heavenly Jerusalem.

So only when Israel was gathered together with all the articles of faith and assembled, then did She come into them. Her wait was over.The Lord’s Glory was in the tabernacle (figuratively speaking about Christ’s body, John 2.19+)  and Her name is Heavenly Jerusalem. Now we are the temples of the living God. She is the Glory of God and like with Christ, She is in us. We were not left orphans. (John 14.18)

As it is taught in 2 Corinthians 11 that the woman is the Glory of man. The Glory of God is His female counterpart, too. Before She filled the temple, She only brooded waiting their arrival to these invisible realities. Are you ready? Can you see what we are talking about? Or is She still brooding? Are you still brooding?

The Kingdom of God is at hand in this way. It is at your fingertips.

Much like any mechanical device, you must have all parts connected for it to be active and operational. So, too, the several components, or better yet, truths, that make up the Godhead must be reassembled in the spirit of your mind to activate your faith. These truths are for us, the elect, to more clearly see our heritage in the carnally elusive one. We are to accept Them (Ekeinos) as They really are with Christ’s hidden person, counterpart and Wife.

1st Peter also rightly defined the women as “the hidden person of the heart.” And so She is in the heart of the Father and ours, too  if we are able to receive Her.

She is central to the purposes of God and the centerpiece of the gospel being, “The Kingdom of God at hand.” For us the elect, “we are now fellow citizens, members and saints of the household of the living Father,” as described here from the book of Hebrews 12, But you have come to the city of the living God, to Mt Zion and Heavenly Jerusalem, 23 to the general assembly and church of the firstborn, to the spirits of just men made perfect”.

For the time that is coming now is when you will no longer worship the Father in Jerusalem but in Spirit and truth.” The true Jerusalem. (John 4)

The scripture starts with Adam’s unveiling of Eve and concludes with the unveiling,  the Revelation of Christ’s counterpart Heavenly Jerusalem, like bookends. This is the beginning,  conclusion and the purpose of scripture.  God’s Heavenly Kingdom and the Bride of Christ being one and the same. And the most important aspect of this remarkable Lady, the First Lady and The last Lady is… The Kingdom of God is always at hand. Even now She broods over The darkened waters of the lowly of  heart and beacons it open.

Christ said “Behold I stand at the door and knock. To them that open up???

15 “If you love Me, [d]keep My commandments. 16 And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another [e]Helper, that She may abide with you forever—17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Her nor knows Her; but you know Her, for She dwells with you and will be in you. 18 I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.

This is your Wedding invitation.

 

IS NOT THE LORD IN ZION? WINESKIN PART 2

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IS NOT THE LORD IN ZION? WINESKIN PART 2

Here from Jeremiah 8.19 it says “Is not the Lord in Zion? Is not her King in Her?”  Is this fact or fiction? Maybe an event in the future?

We could take this as the earthly city Zion but that would make the Lord a vagabond and a sojourner. The earthly city being built and destroyed, ransacked and rebuilt over and over. Like the tabernacle in the wilderness put up, take down again and again. But why? To build a city on puny planet earth for a God whose heavens cannot contain Him?  ”Heaven is my throne and earth is my footstool. Where is the house you will build me? For all those my hand made.” Us making something for God? What a silly concept. The Creator needing the created for Him to become something. To make Him whole? I think not.
The earthly model of the eternal city was to only teach the Israelite’s the hidden eternal realities of God. The eternal city for an eternal being. They were not making a place for Him to come down but they were playing a part on earth to learn of spiritual eternal reality. The facts in the spirit for them to go up. The Kingdom of God is at hand!
As John had “The Revelation of Jesus Christ” so too did many others. Lets look at one of Davids revelations of Jesus Christ. He too was “in the Spirit on the Lords day” and he was giving a similar testimony. You see John didn’t see something become that wasn’t already, He bore witness to a truth and all truths are eternal for it is what was and what remains after “time is no more”. This is the objective of all revelation. To get ourselves into the eternal. Not in bodily form, but “receiving the end of our faith the salvation of our souls”.
Please read 2 Samuel 6. What we have here is David gathering the hidden truths of God seen in different concepts developed in the old testament. He was a commander and chief like Joshua, He was a king in contrast to Saul and he was the high priest wearing the linen ephod. Christ is all these and more. The ark that had the tablets, the very word of God (John 1.1) was put on a new cart. This is like new wine skins, a new understanding.
In the journey Uzzah put forth his hand to protect the cart as the oxen tripped and the Lord smote him. As if to help God. That is an oxymoron.  ”Not by power or by might but by My Spirit says the Lord” He is the author and the finisher of our faith.
The ark was brought up to the city, in the tabernacle, in the Holy of Holy’s by David who was a king, who was a priest, who was a commander and chief, who assembled the city in the right order for the true sacrifice. Talk about a power house! These eternal truths were showed to Moses when the Lord instructed him to “make all things according to the pattern shown on the mountain” and seen again at the “Transfiguration of Jesus Christ” where the Father said “this is My beloved Son, Him you shall hear”. Jesus at this transparency showed the disciples similarly what David acted out when He danced before the Lord and all Israel naked, exposed. This was truly an unveiling for spiritual understanding.
However Saul’s daughter, the daughter of the earthly king, despised David for “uncovering Himself” and “therefor the daughter of Saul had no children to the day of her death”. This is the carnal always fights the spiritual. Visible vs invisible. The carnal mind keeps you out of the kingdom.
The book of Hebrews talks of the eternal sacrifice in the temple eternal in the heavens to a people in need of the milk of the word, but here we have David assembling the spoils of not just the resurrection like a priest but also the ascension to the right hand of the Father. “Tell the disciple I have ascended to my God and your God, to My Father and your Father”. This is the purpose of the gospel, to assemble the truths displayed in scripture in our minds. To throw out all the getting old concepts from time and matter and be clothed in these eternal truths/realities. As Paul said, When I became a man (a mature believer) I put away childish things. I put away my toys. And that is all these earthly images of spiritual truths are. Toys! A child differs not from a servant but is under guardians and tutors. The images are the tutors. But after faith comes we are not under guardians and tutors. We assemble them in our renewed mind and partake of His holiness now. We enjoy the reality of all of these invisible attributes assembled now in the person of the Messiah, the Christ, Hosanna, Emmanuel. It is a servant who has not broken their thinking from serving “days months seasons and years” time and matter.
If you think of a power plant and all the lights come on, generators whirring, motors spinning, all the power lines in place, the city comes alive. That is what this is. It is assembling the King to the City. As Paul said “I am not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ for it is the Power of God for salvation to all who believe”. The Greek word for “power” is “dunamis” from where we get dynamite
It is not that these are events to come because then they are not eternal. It is that our understanding has to be renewed to appropriate this. For us to participate in this now. “If you are able to receive”And this is not an it or a that but all the things found in the person of Christ.  The commander and priest, King and the City. This is Christ’s Kingdom. All these components are eternally established forever and are found in the persons of the Father Son and the City. If you are “in Christ” “in the Spirit”
These concepts were broken down for human consumption. The bread of life. All the truths of the Kingdom found in the person of Jesus Christ “in Him I am well pleased” said our Father. For in Him dwells the fullness of the Godhead body. Christ united with the Spirit is the eternal King in the eternal City, which is the “two becoming one, made He them in His image male and female”.
Which was done not for Him to become but us to become “renewed in the spirit of our mind” to ” a perfect man, the measure and stature of the fullness of Christ, till we come to the unity of the faith. That we no longer be tossed to and fro by cunning craftiness and the trickery of men by which they lie in wait to deceive. Even as Jesus said to the rulers of that day “you yourselves are not entering the Kingdom and you are keeping out those trying to enter”.
So be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. This is your reasonable form of worship.
From the beginning.  Jeremiah 8.19 it says “Is not the Lord in Zion? Is not her King in Her?”
Yes the Lord is already a King and He is already in Zion the heavenly City
Psalms 48. 12-14 Walk about Zion and go all around Her. Count Her towers. Mark well Her bulwarks. Consider Her palaces that you may tell it to the  generation following. For this is GOD, our GOD forever and ever.
The King is in the City in all power.
This is “His Kingdom At Hand”.

NEW WINE, NEW WINE SKINS, A NEW UNDERSTANDING

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NEW WINE, NEW WINE SKINS, A NEW UNDERSTANDING

Luke 33 Then they said to Jesus, “Why do the disciples of John fast often and make prayers, and likewise those of the Pharisees, but Yours eat and drink?”

34 And He said to them, “Can you make the friends of the bridegroom fast while the bridegroom is with them? 35 But the days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them; then they will fast in those days.”

36 Then He spoke a parable to them: “No one puts a piece from a new garment on an old one; otherwise the new makes a tear, and also the piece that was takenout of the new does not match the old. 37 And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; or else the new wine will burst the wineskins and be spilled, and the wineskins will be ruined. 38 But new wine must be put into new wineskins, and both are preserved. 39 And no one, having drunk old wine, immediately desires new; for he says, ‘The old is better.

 

The parable of the new wine and skins from the synoptic gospels is associated with fasting and the Bridegroom. That while the Bridegroom is present they do not fast. When He is taken then they fast. This is like when Christ indicates in the book of John “it is imperative that I go away, if I do not go I will not send the helper, His counter part “another helper” like Himself but not Himself but another. The bridegroom, meaning Christ, has the bride (John 3.29) And if there is no Bride now, there is no groom but today there are many who think that the bride is later, that she is not but will be, that she is being made.

 

A Bridegroom without a Bride is like a King without a city or without a kingdom. He makes himself a liar. But we know Him who is the King of kings. All other kings show faint likenesses of that King. So too is the City of cities. There is but one New City. And “the Bridegroom has the Bride” would not be said in present term if it were not an established fact, an eternal truth.

 

“He who has the Bride is the Groom. If you take one away the other ceases to exist. Like a driver without a car or a jockey without a horse. A doctor without a degree or a visionary without a plan.

 

The Bride is half of the two that make the one. “He made man in His image, male and female made He them”. The Greek word for bride is “numphee” which means “to veil”. She is the One hidden behind the veil. The veil is our carnal understanding. Like Thomas said of the resurrected Christ “unless I see Him and put my fingers in the holes of His hands I will not believe. We too do not want believe unless we see the Heavenly City, so we have developed a whole theology based around this seeing that speaks of another day. A place where time and matter intersect.

 

This is why the topic of the Bridegroom is spoken of with wine skins in the scriptures. We need new wine skins to receive new wine and what is a new skin? It is our mind. A new way of looking at things. We must be “renewed in the spirit of our mind” for “the carnal mind is enmity against God”. Him who gives life to the dead and calls those things that don’t exist as though they do. They exist, She exists. If I do not go I will not send Her. The man Jesus had to be transfigured. There are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the son of man coming in great power and glory”, A concept others call the second coming was experienced back then. Christ had to be transformed. But He who is “the same yesterday today and forever did not have to become something He was not, at least not for Himself but for our understanding. So when we are instructed by Him to “follow Me that where I am you may be also”, He became a man for our sake so that we would receive the gift, our inheritance. So He did not renew Himself but all that He did was done to renew our understanding, our way of thinking to an eternal mindset. “Be ye renewed in the spirit of your (Greek word nous= knows = thinking) knowing. Christ in His eternal original state is not a man, not of flesh and bone, but spirit. And that the Bride is “flesh of His flesh, bone of His bone”. They are of the same spiritual, eternal makeup. Pre-existent, outside of time and matter, just beyond the veil of our understanding and perception. Outside of human experience of the carnal man.

 

This is the New Wine Skins, a new understanding to contain and understand eternal truths. Or as Thomas we can say, nope I am not going to believe until I see it.

 

If you do not have a renewed mind, a new wine skin, the Bride is a veiled topic. “Whom the world cannot see or know, but you know Her for She shall be in you”. If you think of Jesus as a man you see the “kingdom at hand” as a future earthly reality then you see the promises for another day. You have another gospel, a different Jesus. He was bone and flesh but “henceforth know we Him like that no more. If any man be in Christ he is a new creation” II Corinthians 5.16+17. And if we are “in Christ” we are this new creation and like the Bride and Groom it is not for the old. Outside is for muderers adulterers and whoever loveth a lie.

 

As Nicodemus aked “what is truth?”. It is what remains after the dust of time and matter are gone. “Everything that can be shaken will be shaken so that what is eternal may remain”. It was and is and is to come. It is the same yesterday, today, and forever. In each generation. Do you receive this now or later like Thomas?

 

This is why the book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ, the revelation means the unveiling, is the unveiling of The City, The Bride. The words that are “faithful and true” is because they are pre-existent eternal timeless realities un-faltered by time and matter. They are what remains. This is the truth.

 

Most of Christianity is waiting for a visual event to happen on earth to get on with eternal life. They are waiting for another day, but “Today! if you will hear His voice harden not your hearts” Receive the invitation of the Bride and Groom, “The spirit and the Bride say come”. As John the baptist said, “He who has the Bride IS the Bridegroom, and the friend of the Bridegroom who stands and hears Him rejoices greatly because of the Bridegrooms voice. That is why he said, “my joy is full”. And from the Greek word “ekeinos meaning they” Ekeinos who comes from above is above all, he who is of the earth is earthly and speaks of the earth. The one from heaven is above all. He who has received this testimony has certified that God is true”. Do you now believe?

 

This is the new wine skin. It is our thinking being  continually renewed by the Holy Spirit in things pertaining to the ever present, always ready Kingdom of God.

His Kingdom is “At Hand” Today!

A REMINDER OF KINGDOM REALITIES NOW

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A REMINDER OF KINGDOM REALITIES NOW

I know you know these things but it’s good to keep it fresh.

Col 1.13 He has delivered us from the power of darkness and translated us into the Kingdom of His Son.
2 Pet 1.3 His divine power has given us everything that pertains to life and godliness.

2 Pet 1.4 We are partakers of the divine nature having escaped the corruption of the world.

These are all past tense.

Since we have these things our spirit is already where our body wants to go, but our body will never go there.

He has (already) qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance. We don’t need another day.

We are a digit, A singularity, a human, defined as a person in place and time. This is our old nature. It was Christ who became a man for us to become like Him. We knew Him once as a man, a digit, a singularity, but henceforth know we Him like that no more. He is no longer a singularity and if anyone is “in Christ” they are no longer constricted to their old humanity, but are a “new creation” in His image, being ubiquitous. Not being restricted to this creation of time and space. God is spirit and He seeks those to worship Him in spirit and truth.

So being “in Christ”, “in the Spirit”, we have been quickened, we have been translated, we have been Raptured, we are where flesh and blood cannot go. This is why we “know no man, who is a believer, after the flesh” being a digit, a human. “For we have this treasure in earthen vessels for the excellence and the Glory is of God and not our digit. And since we are “in Christ”, “in the Spirit”, we too are partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light right now. Col 1.12

Our carnal desire is to be with Christ in our bodies but this can never be. Flesh and blood does not and cannot inherit the Kingdom and this body does not go there. It is not for the physical eye or the physical ear.

If we were Raptured, or taken away from this world in our current condition, we would freeze in our current condition. “Let him who is unjust 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 holy still” Rev 22.11. God would have to re-create the same current earthly conditions to finish His work in us. That is why we are here.

This is why eschatology and end times fascinations can be dangerous by being an escape from the greater work God wants to do in us now. Eschatology focuses on and speaks of another day and derails the work of the Holy Spirit now. Today! If you hear His voice. For there remains a rest for the people of God.

If anything is unfruitful, it is a teaching to the body of Christ that morphs with every new fear, to keep people spiritually paralyzed and focused on that and not real growth. Who does that sound like? I mean Nibiru? Blood moons? What will they think of next? These are carnal fascinations with no eternal fruit.

So why do we need a rapture? To be saved? To be delivered from this evil world? To be quickened? To be translated? This has already happened if you are “in Christ”. And if you are already in His will, why would you want to go somewhere else?

What shall separate us from the love of God “in Christ” Jesus? Height? Depth? Government powers? Demonic principalities? A sword? A famine? Martial law? Through all these we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.

As in Daniel there were 3 men threatened with fire, and their reply? God is able to deliver us from the fire, but even if He doesn’t I will not worship your image. It was in the fire where the forth man was seen. We know who He was. Fear not these end time images they present for they will expire and they will present another. We are where we need to be. In Him.

GODS UBIQUITOUS KINGDOM

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Ubiquitous meaning, existing or being everywhere at the same time : constantly. In other words every where, all the time, forever.

This is how I explain the Kingdom of God and Christ, also being heaven. This place cannot be defined as a single place and this place is not related to time. It is a timeless truth, hence, eternal. Meaning eternity past and eternity future. We usually think that eternity means from now forward but that is not true. To be eternal is to be timeless. Either God is or He isn’t. We know Him as alpha and omega, beginning and end and this doesn’t do justice to what eternal means either because it points to a start and an end. The truth is time has a start and an end but eternity does not.
Same way with the attributes and characteristics of God broke down for our understanding as seen in the law and the prophets, then seen more clearly in Christ in a human body, which is the mystery of God, the infinite, becoming a digit, a singularity, a man.
But this break down of the nature of God was for us to grow in an understanding of God. God never changed in who He was for that is impossible, but through the word we understand different attributes of God. So we can see Christ as the lamb of God and we can see Him as Son of God and many other aspects, but He is all these things simultaneously.God did not become anything or He was not God. Christ was made man for a little while so that He by the grace of God ,would taste death for every man. He laid aside His deity for this purpose, but He never un-became anything, and He never becomes anything. Hebrews 13.8 Christ the same yesterday today and forever.
Knowing God this way we can say of His eternal gift to us, that it is of His same nature and character that He is, or it isn’t really eternal. His reward is with Him. He is the reward or His gift would have a start and an end. Now this is hard for our brain to apply this principle when reading His word. We like to bring it down here and put perimeters on it, a beginning a timeline and an end.
There are two aspects of creation that define it. The beginning and the end. All of the ubiquitous aspects of God are not of the 6 day creation. They are pre-existent. The 6 day creation can only dimly describe it. But this is what we do. We lay the feast’s out and wait for them to happen. We do this with end time views too. We see on a timeline and think God is subject to that, and He is but not as it relates to time. Some people are under Gods judgment and others confess and are saved, while yet another receives His spirit and another receives the kingdom, but because these are eternal aspects of God, each person understands in his, or her own order. (1 Cor 15).
So Christ came in the flesh to redeem mankind, but there are those who were redeemed before Christ came, showing the timelessness of His gift being the lamb slain from the foundation of the world. As Abraham saw “The Lords Day” and was glad, before it happened in time. And John on the Island of Patmos was in the spirit on the Lords day before the end of the world. Christ died and was resurrected but He was the “resurrection and the life” before He died or Lazarus could not have been resurrected. Or what about the angel John went to worship, who was of those who “keep the testimony of Christ”? How does that fit our human timeline? That person had a glorified body.
Paul referring to Isaac and Ishmael said that the flesh has always persecuted those born of the spirit, meaning them way before Christ came, but in our timely, carnal thinking no one was born of the spirit until after Christ was on earth, putting God on a time frame. And teaching that no one received the Holy Spirit until the time of Pentecost, but Joshua and David and Daniel as others already had the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, for in their mind Christ was the already Glorified King. John 7.39 for the spirit was not given for Christ was not yet glorified, pointing to a revelation. You can’t prove this anyway, except with scripture.
Here is the truth of the matter. Yes Christ has to be Glorified in ones mind to receive His spirit but that relates to a sequence of revelations, if you are able to accept it, not a day a month and a year. Like when the disciples asked why the prophets say Elijah must come. He has come if you are able to receive it. Are you? We all have the same stages in our walk with Christ, but because one person knows Him only as having died on the cross does not mean that another cannot know him as being seated with Him.
Here then is the error of time dispensational thinking. It makes it easy for the carnal mind to think that God became, or is becoming and must still do in this age. Leaving people looking for another move by Christ or to come later and be King another day, he has always been a king. But the Holy Spirit has repeated throughout time that “Today is the day” “in an acceptable time I have heard, I have helped” and “now is the acceptable time”. He was born King and never denied He was a king. This thinking puts people in a holding pattern in their relationship with Christ, making the eternal God a subject of His own creation, bound by time. Yes He is revealed through a sequence but of revelations not time. From Hebrews 4 “And in this 7th day they shall not enter His rest, although the works were finished from the foundations of the world”. It is the revelation that takes us closer to God, it is not as the event seen happen, for if it is seen it is not of faith. As with Isaiah, in the year that king Uzziah died he saw the Lord high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple. Many are still looking for this to happen in time as a 2nd coming.
We can take the same principle of “Ubiquitous” and apply it to the gift of eternal life, and us being joint heirs with Christ. God is, or He isn’t. The gift is or it isn’t. It is Him or it is not eternal. If it is locked into space and time it is not of Him.
When a species is born it is identified by it’s features, A fish by it’s fins, a bird by it’s wings. A human has specific features, a head, arms, legs, and a torso, having fingers and toes. After it is born it doesn’t grow new arms or add toes. As with us, we “are complete in Him who is the head of all principality and power”. And “now we are the children of God”. We each, individually as born again believers have His Fullness.
The point I would like to make is that as His offspring we are now becoming only in understanding not in nature. Meaning, we are or we are not. Now that we bear His image in the spirit, being born again, we put on this new man. That we grow in understanding and applying our new nature, the transformation of our understanding in the inward man being renewed day by day as or outward man perishes, but we have already been birthed or we are not born again.
So we ask, Whats the difference between growing and becoming. Well becoming indicates that He is not yet or we are not yet, that we are partial and limits our ability to understand and receive. But we are complete in Him who is the head of all principality and power. Of his fullness we have all received  And He has given us everything that pertains to life and Godliness through the knowledge of Him who calls us to glory. The work He is doing now is awakening us to this in the spirit, to these realities. As Paul says, I press on to lay a hold of that for which Christ laid hold of me
If we believe we are not yet and that Christ also must become, both being progressive in nature, we take the power out of our conversion and are enticed to lay things out in a time dispensational manner thereby distancing ourselves from some of the promises of God and God himself which is the very nature of our inheritance. . To wait for the work of God to happen like in a 2nd coming for our carnal senses of site hearing, taste and touch, to believe it? This is the very enmity of God by the carnal mind to subject God and His timeless eternal gift to the “time sensitive” created realm by which carnal man is uncapsulated in, not God, and not the new man. Hence “the kingdom of God does not come with observation.
As scripture says “as He is so are we in the world” and “we have this treasure in earthen vessels that the glory and the excellency may be of God”.
An invitation went out from the beginning of creation to enter the rest of God. This can not happen in a dispensational brain for it tell us it is later, being subject to the laws and nature of this creation we need to see it physically. This is the snare of eschatology. But we are a new creation, a timeless one,, a Ubiquitous one.
I challenge you at this point to think about what the Holy Spirit has shown you by revelation the things that are yours now by faith. If we are “seated with him in heavenly places”, what does that mean? To accept the cross and resurrection is really just the basics from baptism. Can we see past the cross? Let us go on to maturity not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works of faith of baptisms, laying on of hands and resurrection from the dead. Resurrection is a foundation doctrine, it is the milk of the word.
John 3.8 The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”
So if we are waiting for another work of Christ, be it a “latter rain”, the “manifest sons”, a “rapture” a tribulation a resurrection or whatever, we make null some promises of God and put ourselves in “unfaith”, “unbelief”.
The old testament picture was to go up to Jerusalem. This should be our current focus in the faith. Colosians 3.1, if you are then raised with Christ seeks the things that are above. And I will add, seek not the things on earth regarding the faith.
Blessings.

THE BOOK OF JOHN AND THE HOLY SPIRIT.

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THE BOOK OF JOHN AND THE HOLY SPIRIT.

The interpreters of the book of John used great liberality to defend their understanding of the Godhead they call the “trinity”. They homogenized the various terms and Greek words, like “autos” which means self, “that one””it” and “they”. These gender neutral terms are all brought forth into English and capitalized into the male words “He” and “Him”. These words they applied to verses that described the Holy Spirit, the helper, the comforter, our other parent. We are not left not be orphans. I sure hope He doesn’t share this task with another male.

These gender neutral words could have, and I believe should have been interpretation as female. Below is how those passages would read if they knew the Holy Spirit, whom the world cannot receive for they do not see her or know her. But I do.

14.16 I will pray the Father and He will give you another comforter, my helper, helpmate, that She may abide with you forever 17. the Spirit of truth whom those of the world cannot receive. because it neither sees Her or knows Her, for She dwells with you and will be in you. 18 I will not leave you orphans, meaning without a parent.

25 these things I spoke while being present with you 26 however My Help mate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, She will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all things that I have said to you. She will nurture you.

26. but when the Help mate comes whom I shall send to you from the Father, She will testify of Me.

15.5 But now I go away to Him who sent me… 7. nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, My Help mate will not come to you, but if I depart I will send Her to you. 8. And when She has come, She will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgement.

(His Help mate is clearly not the father either, but the third person of the Godhead.)

12. I have many things to tell you but you cannot bear them now. 13. However when She, the Spirit of truth has come, She will guide you into all truth, for She will not speak of Herself but whatever She hears She will speak and tell you of the age to come. 14. She will glorify Me, for She will take what is Mine and declare it to you. (she will break it down in small pieces you can understand) 15. All things that the Father has are Mine, That is why I said She will take what is mine and declare it to you.

 

SARAH A TYPE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, AND THE SIN OF SODOM

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SARAH A TYPE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, AND THE SIN OF SODOM

Abraham the father of the elect  himself was a picture of God the Father, our Father who is in heaven. The one who made man in His image male and female made He them. Abraham and Sarah are pictures of our invisible parents.

The Lord in the beginning brought forth Eve from Adam. She was in Adam and from Adam. God brought her out to display distinguished complimentary characteristics of Himself in the first parents. Eve was Adams hidden insides brought out  or made visible us to understand our heavenly Father being displayed in two parts male and female.

This image takes on more light in Abraham when The Lord said that from him would come the seed, and Hagar with Ishmael did not count. Abraham’s seed was in his hidden self, the one he was covenanted with in marriage, Sarah. Sarah was  hidden in him. She was identified as in Abraham’s tent.  Abram gave seed to Hagar, but technically and spiritually she was not one with him. Hagar was of Abram’s work of his flesh but Sarah was of a promise by an invisible word, of the spirit. This one shall come forth from you. He meant Sarah.

Isaiah 51 brings this into view. “Listen to me, you who follow after righteousness, you who seek the Lord; Look to the rock from which you were hewn, and to the hole of the pit from which you were dug. Look to Abraham your father and to Sarah who bore you.

He directs you not to Abram and Sarai but to Abraham and Sarah after the name change they portrayed  our parents, but were they? In a sense being the father of faith but more so in the sense of being a type, a picture or a model of God Himself. Abraham means “father of a multitude”. God is really our Father and not Abraham.

Paul expounded on this in Galatians referring to Hagar as being in bondage to the earths elements being a visible city bound by time matter itself, but the invisible city which is Heavenly Jerusalem, who is free the mother of us all. As Isaiah put it “Sarah who bore you”.

We being born by the Word of God and the Spirit of God are not born out from a woman like from Eve who was visible, to come into being from an invisible place called the womb, to live in  a visible place called earth, but keeping in contrasts, we are born from the visible to the invisible. We are born into the Spirit, into Christ. Just as Sarah was in Abraham’s tent,  and Eve was the rib in Adam, so too the Holy Spirit is hidden in Christ. This is the one the world cannot receive because it neither sees her or knows Her.  The one Christ said I will not leave you orphans, I will send you my helper and I don’t believe He meant another male. It was Adam and Eve pictured not Jesus and Steve.

As the Spirit is in Christ so too are all born of that union. We too are hid in Christ. That when He is revealed we shall be seen with Him in Glory. The earth itself will be delivered from corruption to the glorious liberty the sons have already experienced.

There you have the two births. Nicodemus asked how can this be? Of this being born from above and Christ  said “If I tell you earthly things and you don’t understand, how can I tell you heavenly/invisible things? Nicodemus should have known Abraham and Sarah as family pictures, as Paul did. He understood allegories, so can we.

Once again the prophesies and pictures point to, and have their fulfillment in the eternal. Explaining eternal unseen realities. As we understand these realities we can enter.

Something to enhance your study of the scriptures and understanding our parents, “male and female made He them”. Abram had his name changed to AbrAHam, Sarai to SarAH It was at the name change when they recieved the Spirit and the child of promise was birthed. AH is feminine. Watch the “AH”. RebekAH, HannAH. You get the picture.

Another common thread is that all the fathers of faith married their sister be it Abraham, Isaac Jacob and even Moses. This is because not only is the Holy spirit Christ’s wife  but she is also a sister because they display the Father in two parts sharing their origin. They likewise share the same destination going back to the Father the Bride and Groom now being Parents of all those born of the Spirit. To be eternal, having the gift of eternal life our parents have to be eternal. For more on this read the other articles on the Plurality of God.

Abraham in Egypt  referred to his wife as his sister and she was, but it wasn’t until Pharaoh recognized her as his wife and restored her to him that his kingdom was able to have children.

These truths we are talking about brings further understanding to when the 2 faceless angels went down to Sodom. The men of the city wanted Lot to bring them out so that they could know the angels carnally. Meaning with their physical senses. They wanted to define them in this creation of time and matter.  This was despicable to the two angels and itself is spiritual fornication.

This is as it says in Revelation 11.8 the great city which is spiritually called Sodom where the Lord was slain. They want to know Him carnally. The representatives /angels of God being the word and the Spirit, the Bride and Groom.  Again from Revelation 18.23 and Jeremiah 7.34,16.9, and 25.10 that “no more in you will be heard the voice of the Bride and the Bridegroom. The voice of the parents of the new creation. Let the just be just and the unjust be unjust still.

In Sodom they reached out and pulled Lot in. They struck the men with great blindness so that they could not find the door. Is this not like the end time seekers who  are blind to the door to the Kingdom at Hand right now? It is so close yet so far away for it does not come with observation but is inside. But They want to know Christ as a man king, and the spirit/Bride as a physical reality at a place where time and matter intersect that they call Jerusalem. This is knowing God carnally and completely misunderstanding Him. It is the sin of Sodom, spiritual blindness and wearying themselves trying to find the door.  This is why their story changes with every new wind. But we who know Him who is true and Faithful…

To the immortal invisible who alone dwells in unapproachable light whom no man has seen or can see. 1st Timothy 6.16

In 1st Peter 3 the women are taught  to let their beauty not be the outward adorning, but let it be the hidden person of the heart. And that is what the Holy Spirit is. The hidden person in the heart of Christ.

The Holy Spirit is the Bride, the wife and the Holy City. As in Jeremiahs day and described in Revelation, of the Voice of the Bride and the Groom. They say come. And, While it is called today, today if you will hear His voice, male and female made He them. Word and Spirit. Even with us our word goes nowhere without our breath/spirit. The two are one/ Echad and we are one in them in Him, that which is from the beginning which we have seen and we have heard we declare unto you that you may have fellowship with us and with the Father and Jesus Christ the righteous in whom is hidden the spirit.

Blessings

The Bride Becomes a City

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THE BRIDE BECOMES A CITY

Simply put the Bride becomes a city in our understanding, realizing that which already was. We become citizens. Like Christ becomes a King in our understanding but He already was for they are unchangeable.
The Bride is eternal and the third person of the trinity. We are born of the Spirit and of the Word/DNA. Our citizenship is heaven (Phil 3.20) When you see this She will come up every where in scripture. But we must plant in the spirit to reap the spirit. The carnal mind rejects this. It has to be spiritually discerned.
As Abraham portrays the father of all, his wife portrays the mother of us all. Isaiah 51.2 “Look to Abraham your father and Sarah who bore you”. Not that they were our parents but they portrayed our heavenly parents. She was the barren persecuted by the one with child, Hagar. And Jerusalem of the earth had her day but we are from the one who was barren, the one of promise, of faith. As seen in Sarah, Rebekah, Hannah, you get the picture. These are all shadows of Heavenly Jerusalem the mother of us all. (Gal 4.26-27) Jerusalem above is the mother of us all. As it is written; rejoice oh Barren, you who did not bear, break forth and shout you who did not travail, (not having the curse of Eve) for the desolate has many more children.
The old covenant mother was earthly Jerusalem in bondage to time and matter. The new covenant Mother is Heavenly, spiritual, and free. That which is born of the flesh is flesh but the spirit renders spiritual beings. These are invisible, hidden “in Christ” as is She. The hidden person of His heart.
The City of God is as eternal as the Son and the Father. She is not becoming anything She already wasn’t. As Christ is the same yesterday today and forever so is She.  Just as Christ didn’t have to become something for His sake but ours, so too with Her. It is our understanding that becomes clear to who they are by Revelations. That is why she is seen as the final revelation in the Book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ. But She already is our mother, as Christ said “another Helper” not Himself, not the Father. (see articles on Ekienos)
Here is a truth to help us understand this better. Our new citizenship is not accessible to our human body. In Zechariah 3 the Lord said of Joshua the high priest; Take away his filthy garments, see I have removed your iniquity from you. He was then clothed in rich robes. The robe of righteousness. This is our inheritance eternal in the heavens. And as we put this on by faith, we get “a place within My house and My courts, says the Lord. I will give you a place among those who walk here”. This is the same as Hebrews 12.22 ”you have already come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to the feast gathering, and ekklesia of the firstborn. To the spirits of just men made perfect”.
There is nothing you cannot bury by faith. Paul counts it as dung. Put it behind you that you may become the unleavened loaf.
The Kingdom at hand Has the King of kings in the City of cities. The one whom all others are modeled after.

A STERN WARNING FOR THOSE WHO SUPPRESS THE TRUTH

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A STERN WARNING FOR THOSE WHO SUPPRESS THE TRUTH

The Lord continually reached out to a disobedient people. “if after all this you do not repent I will punish you 7 times more for your sins. So in the time of Christ He said “Oh Jerusalem I weep for you. If you only you would have known your time. Now these things are upon you. He came a thief in the night and they were desolate. They did not know the hour of their visitation

We think, how can this be? All those innocent Jews! The desolation had occurred, the Lords patience ran out and they were judged. They were left desolate, condemned, annihilated. “On you shall be required all the blood of the Prophets from righteous Abel to Zechariah whose blood was spilled at the alter” even John the baptist and the blood of Christ Himself “Fill up the measure of your fathers guilt! And the words from the populace, “His blood be upon us”. And it was
Deuteronomy 28 20+  had been fulfilled. Horrific description of them killing each other and even eating their own children and being attacked by armies and wild animals. I know this is graphic and is largely unspoken of but He said do not add or take away from His words. This should be a wake up. Those who thought they did service to God received the wrath of God. Woe!
You see Romans 1 says that the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness in men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness. And that is what they did. That is Gods wrath “to the Jew first” They knew God and they suppressed the truth of God. They misrepresented Him.We read on that “they knew Gods eternal power and Godhead so they were with out excuse. They professed to be wise but became fools and turned the Glory of the incorruptible God into an image of an corruptible man”.
This was the first great woe. They thought God was a man like them. Huh? Is not Jesus a man who will come to planet earth and rule from Jerusalem? That is your first strike.
For even in Samuel’s day when the populace demanded a king like all the other nations what did God tell Samuel? “Heed the voice of the people in all that they say to you; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me, that I should not reign over them”. That’s right. And again Samuel addressed the people, “But you today have rejected your God, who himself saved you out of all your adversaries and tribulations and have said to Him, No, but set a king over us”. We too reject the rule and reign of Christ today because first we , meaning Christianity, preach that the Christ man will be our king in a future time and we reject the notion of the invisible God being our king now as it was before Samuel. We, not knowing Him have rejected Him. We too have turned the Glory of the incorruptible invisible immortal God into a flesh and body man with our “end time” teachings.
Let’s bring up the peoples response  when Moses was sent to rectify the covenant in Horeb. Ex 24.7 All that the Lord has said we will do it” This same people did not want to relate to God and also said, Moses you deal with Him we don’t want to. They gave away their birth right. They were glad to have someone else talk to God for them and rejected the blessings of God Himself. Maybe like today. We are just fine with our preachers and teachers. With our books and other peoples opinions about God online. We have exchanged a personal relationship with God the same way they did. “You speak to the scary voice for us. He can speak to the hand”.
Here is where we are today. The truth is truncated because everyone receives knowledge of God from each other. They have to verify things with a pastor or a book or another mans testimony. One says I am from Paul or Apollos, or maybe a Baptist or Evangelical. You are all acting like silly men with your own private club. Don’t you know there is one body? But what does Christ say? John 2.23-25+ 5.31-36 The people saw the signs that He did and Believed in Him and He said, “Jesus did not commit himself to them because He knew all men” he had no need for man to testify of Him. We think if they use the name Jesus they must be good but they preach another Jesus.
From Paul in Galatians, The gospel I preach to you is not by man, for I did not receive it from man nor was I taught it but it came by revelation of Christ. In other words first hand.
Today they follow each other from one supposed prophesy to another. Changing doctrines with each new world event, having no truth but strong opinions. Empty of faith profiting on these theories no matter how many times they change their opinion they repent not. Vipers hatching eggs of yet more vain theories deceiving and being deceived. These are the blemishes in your love feasts. They do not enter the Kingdom and they keep distracted others who are trying.
Hebrews 10 puts out a stern warning drawing a comparison from those who rejected Christ back then and now. “anyone who rejected Moses’ law dies with out mercy. Of how much worse punishment do you suppose he will be who thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, who counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing. For we know Him who said “vengeance is mine” and again “the Lord will judge His people” It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
If we think God will put up with our flippant use of His name putting it on every wind of change we are mistaken. If we do not take these things upon ourselves we will be judged, for judgment starts at the house of God. 1st Peter 4.17
Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and Glory forever and ever. Amen
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To the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings and the Lord of lords who alone has immortality dwelling in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see. To whom be honor and everlasting power. Amen.