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.

 

THE DAY OF THE LORD IS IMMINENT?

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THE DAY OF THE LORD IS IMMINENT?

It is taught that the second coming of Christ is imminent. That it could happen at any time. You know, “like a thief in the night”.
Some verses used for this are like from Revelation 22 of “these words are faithful and true, the things which must shortly take place”, meaning without notice. And “do not seal the prophecies of this book for the time is at hand”. Meaning imminent. Or “behold I come quickly and my reward is with Me to give to each one according to their work”. Then the last words from that chapter, “surely I come quickly. Amen even so come Lord Jesus.
So what does “come quickly mean”? Or “must take place shortly”? Here are some other verses using the same Greek words to help us understand. From the sermon on the mount, agree with your adversary quickly while you are on the way with him lest he deliver you up. After the resurrection “go quickly and tell the disciples”. They “went out quickly and fled the tomb”. And when Mary was grieving over the death of Lazarus. She heard Jesus was coming and “she arose quickly and came to Him”. In Luke 18.8 He will avenge them speedily” or quickly.
This is the same Greek word. Acts 17.15 “to come to him with all speed”. Of Judas at the betrayal “what thou doest do quickly. Also used are “suddenly, shortly, swift. You get the idea.
Now for the term “at hand”. It is also translated, draws nigh, know it is near even at the doors, he who betrays me is at hand, the tax collectors drew near to him to hear Him. Always used as really close, at hand. If we could un-shackle these words from human reasoning and apply them consistently in our understanding we could see what happens “quickly” and what is “at hand”.
It could be said that the flu spread rapidly, that it came so quickly that it caused an epidemic. You may not have it yet but it is close, it draws nigh, you could get it shortly, it is at hand. It is imminent. If you had a relative flying in for a visit who would be here soon, shortly, or quickly, and if they have arrived they could be at your door, at hand. You would never say that of someone who would be here in a month, next spring, a year, and certainly not for someone who is coming in 2000 years. You just broke the meaning of the words or phrases we are talking about. How could you then tell a sick loved one who is in hospital that you would be there shortly? That should mean without delay, or A.S.A.P. And this is what quickly and shortly means. So the nurse could tell them of you, they just checked in at the front desk and they should be right up, meaning shortly or quickly. And if she saw you walking up the hall she could say they are right here at the very door, even at hand.
This is the correct usage of the terms in question. The imminent coming of the Lord or Christ was not meant as a threat to keep you on good behavior. Like “your father could be home any minute” or quickly. That he is imminent. Isn’t that kind of what is portrayed when talking of the elusive 2nd coming? A term not found once in scripture. Of those with that mind set, it is as if you are in a building with the roof collapsing. Everyone does their part in girding it up. Standing on chairs and tables propping up the ceiling and pushing on rafters saying “hurry God, when are you coming?” Holding on by a strand you are doing the work of God and maintaining the image, doing church.
Well learn what this means from Danial 12 When the power of the holy people have been completely shattered all these things will be fulfilled.
You know the very thing you are looking for is really close. It happens quickly. I hate to break it to you but it also does not come with human observation. For they will say to you, look here or look there, but do not go after them. Why? Because they are carnal and the carnal mind is enmity against God. For they want to see with their eyes what needs to be seen in the spirit. “To those who have eyes to see!” You see it is close even at hand. It is in your heart and in your mouth that you may say it and do it. It is at your very doors. This is the word of faith in which WE preach. “Behold I stand at your door and knock. If you open up I will come in and dine with you and you with Me. Revelation 3.20

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. Christ.
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. We rest in His place, in Him. In Christ the before time.
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”. Or new every day always.
So 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 creation. This is how it is new.
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?  Ephesians 2.1
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 “in that day”, “the day of the Lord”, 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 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 and are not of the creation of time and matter, emc + square, big bang stuff.
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 tell you of a 2nd coming Jesus. 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. Why do you look for another?
Blessings

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!

THE NEW CREATION MYSTERY REVEALED PART 4. HEAVENLY JERUSALEM

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THE NEW CREATION MYSTERY REVEALED PART 4. HEAVENLY JERUSALEM

It has been given to us to know the interpretation of the things God has spoken for “we have the mind of Christ”. There is a one to one correlation from the physical to the invisible realities. All the pictures and patterns with all the physical representations have their invisible counterpart. After we understand this we no longer need the visible. 

 
Paul wrote how the law was our tutor but after faith has come we no longer need a tutor. Or as he says “when I become a man I put away childish things. This is the purpose of all the law and the feasts, to learn the spiritual counter part. The everlasting realities of Gods kingdom. Which is “at hand”.
 
So keeping this truth in mind and appropriating principles from the book of Hebrews like “He takes away the first to establish the second” and “the Holy Spirit thus indicating that the way into the Holiest was not yet manifest while the first one was standing”. This was speaking of the temple. An earthly one being replaced by an invisible one.
 
Why then would it be strange that Jerusalem is an eternal non time dimensional reality? Doesn’t the “kingdom at hand” have a city too?  The same principle as with the tabernacle. As long as the first one remains there is no access to the second. Our understanding is veiled from the eternal as long as a physical one still exists in our understanding. This is the law of sowing and reaping. Sown corruptible, raise spiritual. 
 
The writer of Hebrews meant nothing short of this when he wrote “For you have come to Mt Zion, to the city of the living God, to the Heavenly Jerusalem, to the general assemble and church of the firstborn, to the spirits of just men made perfect”. He was not talking about a city on earth.
 
Earthly Jerusalem being sown corruptible to be raised incorruptible by faith, was pictured at Pentecost in Jerusalem. In a specific city, on a specific day,to a specific people who spoke a specific language, and whoosh! The Holy Spirit descended in power and shattered the specifics. Paul referred to the Jerusalem on earth as “Hagar which corresponds to Jerusalem which is in bondage”  bound to specifics.  The spiritual counterpart in the heavens is available without the specifics to any language, any where, anytime, to every body. To the gentiles in any place two or more are gathered. As Paul says of the spiritual Jerusalem  is free, the mother of us all. This was his living reality as it should be ours if we are able to receive it.
 
The 30 plus times Jerusalem of old was attacked and taken was to sow it corruptible and raise it incorruptible in the understanding of each one of those generations. They were all spiritual harvest’s into the ever ready always present kingdom of God, finished before the foundations of the world. 
 
Ezekiel 11.16 
16 Therefore say, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “Although I have cast them far off among the Gentiles, and although I have scattered them among the countries, yet I shall be a little sanctuary for them in the countries where they have gone.”   
 
So Pentecost wasn’t the first time this phenomena happened but the last as far as the physical goes. “He takes away the first to establish the second.
 
So one other point to consider about the current reality of Heavenly Jerusalem. Earthly Jerusalem in the Old testament was referred to as female. She was the mother the comforter and the nourisher. She was the widow. This was the wife of God in their understanding. And from Romans 7 of the women who’s husband must die to marry another, so too heavenly Jerusalem cannot exist without a death.
 
From John 4 “the hour is coming and now is when you will neither in Samaria nor in Jerusalem worship the Father. For God is spirit and He is truth and He seeks such to worship Him”  So we being “in Christ” “in the spirit” are in the city that has no earthly specifics or physical features. 
 
You see our inheritance is Him. We are joint heirs of the eternal pre-existence which is God himself. Anything eternal is another aspect of Himself. The book of “The Revelation of Jesus Christ” culminates with the “revealing” or the “unveiling” of the city being an aspect of Jesus Christ to be unveiled. 
 
This city is the one who is always hidden in Christ. As Peter instructs the women to let their adorning be the “hidden person of the heart”. If we are hidden in Him we see her who is Christs hidden person of the heart. And as John speaks of the Holy Spirit “whom the world cannot see for it neither sees her or knows her.
 
I will stop here but there is plenty more. I discuss this further in the series of articles under “The Mystery of The New Creation Revealed”. 
Blessings

THE NEW CREATION MYSTERY REVEALED PART 3 THE TIMELESS, ETERNAL GIFT

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THE NEW CREATION MYSTERY REVEALED PART 3 THE TIMELESS, ETERNAL GIFT

We have already talked about the “Who” in part one and the “where” in part two. Now lets talk about the “when”.

The modern view is sequentially  laid out on a timeline to be fulfilled on certain days by certain events that would be experienced with the Adamic nature and looking for another day for the Christ to finish His work of salvation but lets hold that up to all of scripture.
Jesus the man said a lot of things that do not fit the time dispense theory commonly used like when the Jewish leaders were claiming to be from Abraham. Jesus wraps up His discourse with them by saying “Abraham rejoiced to see My day and he saw it and was glad”. What day is that? The “day of the Lord”. This to many is an outlandish statement but bear with me and you will see more scriptures open up to you. The purpose is to show a sequence but not one bound by emc=square big bang time and matter.
The day of Pentecost came and the Holy Spirit was given for this could not happen until Christ returned to the father and many things He spake to the disciples that they remembered after Christ was glorified. They were instructed to keep silent on some things until after He was glorified. And the scriptures say “Now the son of man is Glorified and God is Glorified in Him. As God is Glorified in Him, He will Glorify the son immediately”. You see all power from heaven and earth were invested in Christ on earth.
The Son must be Glorified in all power to move forward in the Spirit. The hour is coming and now is (depending where you are in the sequence) when you will not on this mountain nor in (earthly) Jerusalem worship the Father. For the Father is Spirit and truth and is seeking such to worship Him. Maybe you. And if the Son is not in all power and authority then there is yet another work of the Jesus man then salvation is later but Glory is the trophy of the finish.
We need to ask “who is our Jesus”? Mary wanted to worship Christ when He rose from the dead at the time the tomb was empty and He said “do not cling to me for I have not ascended to the Father”. I would like to point out here that many do not distinguish between the resurrection from the dead and the ascension into heaven. For this reason the ascension is later but scripture says that He made us sit down in the heavenly’s.
A spiritual truth is that you can only be as developed as your teacher and if your teacher is a man, then you shall be a good man but if you are not beholding the fully Glorified Christ in the mirror you are not receiving the full gift. Even as the disciples said when they saw Christ at the transfiguration. Why do the scribes say Elijah must come first? Well he does come Elijah has already come if you are able to receive it. Well what does that mean? If we are not able we do not receive it? Yes! Precisely! If you are not able to receive things by faith you can’t have it! Bingo!
This is the whole point of faith and how to receive the eternal, timeless gift that is in Christ. All must enter through faith. If you see it, it is not faith for faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. You get that? Proof of the invisible. You see the Jewish people of that day were looking for a physical, visible kingdom with the God man sitting on a throne and this was their condemnation. “Oh Jerusalem if you would have only known this, your hour of visitation, but now these things are coming upon you!” What a sad reality. They missed it because they would not receive it by faith. What about us?
The book of Hebrews describes this timeless gift we are talking about and the Lord says “so I swore in my wrath they shall not enter my rest, although the works were finished from the foundation of the world”. So here we are in modern day Christianity speaking of another day like many have done throughout time. The scripture goes on to say “Since there remains that some must enter it, and those to whom it was first preached did not enter because they lacked faith. For the Gospel message was preached to us as well as them but the word they heard did not profit them not being mixed with faith. But we who have believed do enter that rest.”
Now here is the thing. The works were done the 6th day. All of the trees that were yet to grow were created, all the seed of every man was already in Adam, every detail was complete the 6th day and just needed to be played out. Even as scripture says that they will look upon the lamb slain from the foundation of the world. This is the place we are invited to now.
This is the gospel message. (Hebrews 4.2) The timeless gift. Enter His realm, His Rest.

THE NEW CREATION MYSTERY EXPLAINED PT 2

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THE NEW CREATION MYSTERY EXPLAINED PT 2

The “New Creation” is not new in the sense of being just made. It is new in the sense of never getting old. In this place time as we know it has no value or effect. For time is a measurement of the “getting old creation”. The one of emc=square. Of the big bang of time and matter.

The New Creation is also young for it can never age. It never lacks luster or fades. It never needs repaired or painted. It is not new in the way we perceive new in having never been before. In a similar sense we could call our creation old since that day of sin it began to decay corrode and erosion began when Adam was told “in that day you shall surely die. Death had become.
This day which has no end also has no beginning. It as is not getting older or decrepit, it is not getting younger or infantile. It just is and always is perfect. That which was and is and is to come. It is always perfect. It has been and will be always perfect, un-taintable by humanity. This is the paradise of God. Everyday is the grand opening, the feast, the main event, the wedding. The gospel message and all it’s teachings are to bring us there. Which is the day which has no night. It is forever young, in eternal unfading glory. The place of our calling.
Paul talks about this when he says “For our outward man is perishing, yet our inward man is renewed day after day”. it is forever new. All the focus and teachings of scripture define this place as not a future reality, but current for those born of God who walk according to the Spirit. Those who “since you are resurrected with Christ set your mind on the things that are above”.  ”He has raised us up and made us sit together with Him in heavenly places in Christ.
So then we who are in the Spirit are in this New Creation. Not that it was created but it is a creation in the sense that it has specific features having order and design. But as it has no end and no beginning, having always existed in God the Father because it is God the Father. The not-created creation. As Christ said when asked of His Kingdom. “It is not of this world”, not of emc=square big bang time and matter. Whatever is eternal is God. All things have been given to the Son and we are joint heirs with Him, of the eternal life that was with the Father and manifested in the Son. He who has the Son has this life, this always New Creation.

THE NEW CREATION MYSTERY EXPLAINED PART 1

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THE NEW CREATION MYSTERY EXPLAINED PART 1

God created man in His image; male and female. God chose to display His hidden attributes in the male and female as they came together. For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and cleave to his bride.

We know from the creation account that God spoke. When God spoke His Word came forth. When God spoke His Breath/Spirit came forth. The Father, being the source, then the Son and Spirit. The Spirit brooded over the face of the waters. Not that one was lessor or greater than the other, but different in purpose, being equally God with all the attributes, displaying complimentary characteristics.

It was said of Christ that He declared the Father. He said, “If you have seen Me, you have seen the Father.” It was necessary that Christ was also the fullness of the Father, His completeness, as scripture says, and that if He was the fullness of the Father, He had to be male and female.

For Christ to appropriately display the fullness of God, and He did, for in Him dwelleth the fullness of the Godhead, He had to display the same attributes as the Father before it was said He made male and female to display His likeness, before this split.

How did Christ on earth do this? The first creation started with the Word and the Spirit leaving the mouth of God, and they split as they departed. The Word creates, the Spirit incubates. This is what happens inside us when we receive them; the Word and Spirit. The new creation we become occurs when the Word and the Spirit become one again. We can catch a glimpse of this phenomenon in  other unions or marriages. We call this the procreation of a species. The two becoming one and begetting according to their own likeness, be it a mammal or a fish or a reptile. You get the picture.

In heavenly terms, this is what is referred to as the Wedding banquet that we are invited to. It is the coming together to be one in the Holy Word and the Holy Spirit, the true union. This has to take place before there are any offspring. This is the union that takes place in the heart of believers when they accept Christ.

How and when did Christ on earth display the Father in both male and female? It was at His baptism that Christ received the Holy Spirit, thereby fulfilling all righteousness. It was at that time the Father said this is my beloved Son in Whom I am well pleased. https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Matthew-3-17/ God the Father could only be pleased if the Son were a true chip off the ol’ block, correctly displaying who He was from before the beginning, before His Word and Spirit went forth.

The first creation started with the split. God divided light and dark. earth and sky, land from water, etc. But more importantly, when the Word and the Spirit come back together, being united, or wed, or married, this was the union of the new creation. God Says, For my Word will not return to me void but shall accomplish all that I desire https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/search.php?.  What is it that God desires? That we shall go out (birthed) with joy, and be led forth with peace. We are those born of that union, the union of the Word and Spirit, reunited to procreate true images of that union born in His likeness, in His fullness. We receive the engrafted Word, and are begotten by the Word of truth to be a kind (kind begets kind) of first fruits of His creation. Male and female made He them in His likeness. From the book of John, “That which is born of the flesh is flesh, that which is born of the Spirit is spirit, you must be born again.” This is pretty radical if you can grasp what we are saying.

So back to Christ’s baptism for a fuller explanation. The Holy Spirit descended upon Him in bodily form like a dove and remained upon Him. The Spirit was given to the Son without measure. They received of each other’s fullness.

John the Baptizer knew this, and knew this was his purpose. “Make straight paths the way of the Lord” he said.

John the Baptist did not know Him but was told, “Upon whom you see the Spirit descending and remaining upon, THIS IS HE!  I have seen and testify that truly this is the Son of God.”

But it doesn’t stop here. John made an even more radical remark when his disciples were asking about this Christ man. They asked, “Who is He whom you testified of back at the Jordan?” John then replied in present tense. Meaning then! Not later. He said, “He who Has the Bride is the Bridegroom, but the friend [John meaning himself] of the Bridegroom, who stands and hears Him, rejoices greatly because of the Bridegrooms voice.” That is why this joy of mine is full. And from the Greek, THEY must increase but I must decrease, THEY who come from above are above all. That is the two in one, the Word and the Spirit. As Christ said to Nicodemus “WE speak what WE know and testify what WE have see and you do not receive OUR testimony”. How about you?

If you are still here, without any further adieu, may I introduce to you the Bride and Groom. The Word and the Spirit. For John did not talk about THEM as engaged, or as though THEY would be married on a future date, or the soon to be or THEY would have been called fiance. He said “He who has the Bride is the Bridegroom”. This is an introduction only for the newly weds and completely in-appropriate for the un-wed couple. Stay with us for there is more.

The baptism of Christ was necessary “to fulfill all righteousness”. To accomplish the full task and purpose of the Son on earth. To Accomplish all! For the Word and the Spirit to come together to have offspring. That is those born of Word and Spirit. Which is us! If you believe. And if this is not the truth, and the wedding has not taken place, then those who claim to be born again are born out of wed lock. Then we would all be born from pre-marriage fornication, we would be bastards.

If you are waiting to see a future wedding you are walking by sight using the reason of your carnal mind as it relates to the physical senses. For He is the one who calls things that do not exist as though they do, because they really do where it counts. In Spirit and truth. This is a message for those who are called out, which comes from the Greek word Eklisia, the word translated Church. The called out of the world. To be be called into. And the into is “In Christ”. This mystery and many more are “in Him”. Which is where all the hidden treasures of God are at, be it a mystery or a revelation, be it the Spirit or the body. None of these are realities to the human senses. Kind begets kind and kind associates with kind and ye must be born of the spirit. If you have stayed with us this far you are of this kind. If this is the first time you have seen and accepted this. Welcome home.

We will explore this new creation in greater depth. What is the new creation? For those who believe, it is you. It is Him. It is us as we put Him on. It Is now, He is now, the Kingdom of God is at hand! The King, the Queen, the City, and His government. If this was not true you would have a King without a kingdom. And what is a King without a kingdom? What is a judge without a court? What is a husband without a wife? He is or He isn’t. Check mate. The true King is always standing.

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
and
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.

 

OUR NEW CITIZENSHIP PASSPORT

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OUR NEW CITIZENSHIP PASSPORT

      Our New Citizenship
We are card carrying members of the Kingdom of God. Not written with binary code on a magnetic strip on a piece of plastic, but having the word of God written on our circumcised hearts with the finger of God. We are the true Israel of God.  As plastic credit cards allows privileges in society our citizenship is heaven and we have certain privileges. From Galatians 6.15, What avails heaven, or grants access now for us is this new creation in us. We can now go boldly to the throne of Grace anytime. We can go in and out and find (food) pasture anytime. We have a city whose gates are always open to it’s citizens (fellowship). A place where there is no day or night, no sun or moon, but the lamb is it’s light, for He is the true light that has come into the world. Where those who are sorcerers, murders, and idolaters and whoever loves a lie cannot enter. Where flesh and blood cannot inherit this kingdom. Where those who through faith can go.
                                               Hebrews 12.22-24 paraphrase.
For we have come to Mount Zion,the city of the living God, heavenly Jerusalem, to the general assembly, to the called out ones, the firstborn, those who are registered in heaven, to God the judge of all, to the place of just men made perfect, to Jesus the mediator between God and men with the New Covenant being in force because the blood was already spilled which the blood of Abel testified of.
               The False Gospel of Another Day. One yet in the future.
You cannot partake of this Kingdom if in your mind it is yet future. That  if you believe that Christ still  has to fulfill Danial 9 and finish transgression, make an end of sacrifice and sin, that He must seal vision and prophesy and anoint the Most Holy. If you dwell these having to be completed in the end times and eschatology you are not entering in. Like the Pharisees who thought the kingdom would appear, Christ said to them “you are not entering My Kingdom and you are not allowing those who are trying to do so either. Of those leaders He said “it is better for you to be tied off with a millstone and drowned then for you to offend any of my little ones. You are a denier of the true Christ and offer a counterfeit kingdom in Satan”s realm. Satan showed Christ all the kingdoms throughout time and offered them to Him. Christ rejected them, all of them. And again with His words “My kingdom is not of this age” meaning of the creation of emc=square, big bang of time and matter.
The word of God is not constrained but our thinking is. He is looking for those to worship Him in not in earthly Jerusalem but in Spirit and truth now. His Kingdom is found “In Christ” The lack of thinking in faith keeps people out. The carnal mind is a veil that blinds us to His Reality. Or is it to be fulfilled in our lifetime? At any point in time? In this age at all? If you answered yes the god of this age has blinded you and robbed you of your reward, your inheritance. To be “In Christ” is to grow in understanding of Him and His Kingdom. The one that “Is at hand” now. “Do not seal this book for the time is at hand!” Rev 22.10.  At Hand today and 2000 years ago.
Paul begged those who were in Corinth to understand this. We are ambassadors from Christ as though God was pleading through us because of the work of Christ. The heralding call was “be ye reconciled to God”. To be one with, at-one-ment. Like Adam and Eve before the fall. As workers together do not receive the grace of God for an unfruitful purpose. For God says “In an acceptable time I have heard, and of the day of salvation? I have helped. Behold now is the accepted time! Now is the day of salvation! Why in the world do we look for a second coming as though that is the solution? The great doctor has seen our illness and our affliction and has given us the diagnosis, the treatment and the solution. Him who spoke a word and the lame walked has spoken to us and  It is not the second coming. For on Him was laid the chastisement for us all and by His stripes ye are healed. When did that happen? The new covenant is in effect and is only for the new creation,
There cannot be a king without a kingdom or He is just a dreamer. And this kingdom has a capitol city and a time. In this case anytime you are able to accept it by faith. Then you would be citizens of a holy nation of Kings and priests if you have been there. Are we not seated in Heaven according to His word? Then as ambassadors from that place we too offer the same invitation as our Lord. Repent, believe the Gospel. The Kingdom of God is At Hand. Enter into the true union and full blessings “In Christ”.
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UBIQUITOUS KINGDOM

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UBIQUITOUS KINGDOM

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 7 day creation. They are pre-existent. The 7 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.
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 in 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 “no”, 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.

Jerushalome King Shalome

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PRIVATE: JERUSHALOME KING SHALOME/SOLOMON

We see historically Jerusalem as the place where the Israelite’s gathered to celebrate the feasts and perform the sacrifices. Jerusalem means city of peace, or city of Shalom. Strong’s concordance connects ”shalom” with who we know as King Solomon. Solomon means peace. JeruShalom was the city of Solomon. Solomon was the physical representation of the son of David.

We know Christ is the real object of the “son of David” prophesy because all the gospels refer to Christ as the “son of David”. Solomon was an earthly fulfillment but he was not eternal so Solomon could not have been what God was referring to with the promise of “your son will build me a house for my name”, 2 Sam 7.13+16. And this house was the center of the city. It was this city, Jerusalem, that all believers would come at the appointed times to celebrate the feast’s with the sacrifices and rest on the Sabbath. This is what Yahweh meant in Due 12 The Israelite’s having come out of Egypt were told by God to seek the place of the 12 tribes where Yahweh puts His name. It was in this place that the sacrifices would be performed, where they would rejoice and where His rest for them would be.

Joshua means “savior” and he brings into the land as promised, meaning the place where the promises are fulfilled. Now after the land was split up between the tribes they went back to war. In other words coming into that land was not the literal fulfillment of the promise or they would have no wars. They would be at rest. But the Holy Spirit was indicating to them that the promise was not literal. see Hebrews 4.8 .

With this in mind we look at Solomon in the same light. The promise is not literal. If Solomon was the literal fulfillment he would still be alive and reigning in Jerusalem. The people got that and spoke of Christ “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord”.  A question then arises. Does Yahweh put His name on a land or a people or a person?

The old covenant picture was the city. All the sacrifices and the feast’s were in the city. The city was in the land. And from Heb 1.1 god spoke at appointed times in various ways in times past to the fathers, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son. Meaning God communicated to them through these various ways but now the Son supersedes and explains. As Christ said “I will no longer speak to you in parables but I will tell you plainly about the Father. What the land, the city, the sacrifices and the feast’s had taught about God are now taught by the son.

When Moses first saw the Lord he was told “Take your sandals off for where you stand is holy ground”. Then he was instructed to make the things he saw on that mountain that was holy ground. This is where the blueprints and the calendar was obtained for the old covenant. The whole purpose of the old covenant was to bring a certain people with a certain language to the place to worship God, in a certain land at a certain city on certain days with certain activities.

With Christ, John the Baptist said “it is He who comes after me who was before me who’s sandal strap I am not worthy to unloose. Instead of taking off sandals like Moses because the ground was holy it was the man that was holy, don’t touch his sandals. This marked the start of the new covenant. The promises of God were no longer at a certain place on a certain day but a certain person. This is the true place where God put His name, is not a land or a city like the old covenant, but a man, the Son.

Paul says that all the promises of God in Christ are yes and amen. That ‘in Christ” the promises dwell. All eyes were on the land and the city, are now should be on the Son. We can see that the Holy Spirit indicated that the land was not of this age, that the Son was not of this age. Does it seem strange that the land is not of this age? That the Son is not of this age? It is not the land that is Holy but the true son with Holy sandals He is Holy, and those who are “In Christ” are in the true land where the promises have their reality.

If  the “holy land” has been replaced by the son who is Holy and those who were pictured “in the land” were just learning to live “in Christ”, meaning the same thing. The same way those who honored King Solomon were learning to honor Christ as King

Earthly Jerusalem or JeruShalom was given a king  Sholom/Solomon. The city wears his name. We bear the name of Christ. We are of his city, we are a royal generation, a holy people. Why? Not because we are in a holy land, for that is an oxymoron but we by faithare in true Holiness in the Son who has the Name, who sanctified all His by His blood. He sanctified a people not a place.

So who are the citizens? John 1.13 those born not man or flesh but of God. Who then is the Jew? Rom 2.28 the jew is not the outward appearance but the inward circumcision of the heart. Where then is Israel? Gal 6.15-16 in Christ the only thing that matters is the new creation, as many as walk by this rule, Sholom be upon them, the true Israel of God.

It has never been about land and lavished buildings and extravagant festivities. These were all tutors to bring us to faith. To understand their eternal counterpart.

 

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