Believers in Christ start their journey with the word of faith. That if you believe in your heart, and confess with your mouth you shall be saved. Romans 10. This was actually a quote by Paul from Deuteronomy 32. It was here at the end of Israel’s 40 years sentence in the desert, led by Moses that the gospel message was presented to them one more time. You see they had rejected it.
it was Moses who led these Israelites the 40 years through the wilderness, who coming to the end of his life in the end of his tenure as leading the Israelites,. He asked the Lord if he could go into the promised Land. The Lord told him, no you cannot go into the promised land for at the fountain at meribah you refused to hallow me to the tribes of Israel. You see at meribah Moses was instructed to do a Word of Faith by speaking to the Rock. Instead of a work of Faith by speaking, he smote the rock with a stick. He turned it into a physical work and not a work of faith. He preferred his physical instruments rather than the tools of our trade, word.
This is the reason why all the children of Israel did not cross over. If Moses would have spoke to the Rock an invisible word to bring forth the provisions of God, the 40 years of wandering would not have happened. They failed to use their crossover tools of word.
Like David said in the Psalms, and Paul quoted later in Corinthians, We Believe therefore we speak. It is believing a thing of Gods that is in scripture and speaking it, that the thing that is believed becomes the thing that is said. God’s promises are implemented in this age in this way.
The writer of Hebrews said this of Moses generation. 16 For who, having heard, rebelled? Indeed, was it not all who came out of Egypt, led by Moses? 17 Now with whom was He angry forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose corpses fell in the wilderness? 18 And to whom did He swear that they would not enter His rest, but to those who did not believe? 19 So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.” Moses was able to see the land of promise from Mt Nebo, but died there, having not receiving the promises because it didn’t understand what he was shown portayed something invisible. This is what they all overlooked.
Then we see with Joshua, for whom it was promised that he would lead them into the land. It was at the walls of Jericho that the walls fell not with a stick, or of any of man’s devising, but with the shouts of faith. And because of this, with Joshua they were able to cross over, defeat their enemies and advance to their inheritance.
This symbolized receiving the inheritance in Christ as described by Paul who said “ all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, 3 all ate the same spiritual food, 4 and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ”. Showing for us that the things they had were only physical toys that shadowed the things that are invisible. That is why they were referred to as children a couple thousand times in the old covenant. Even after they wandered 40 years, they had not developed in faith so they could not conclude their journey. Their crossover. Even so today many remain pilgrims and do not aquire the gift given but remain in their carnal estate.
The physical expression of faith of the New Covenant established by Christ and our crossover point today is baptism, whereby you profess that your old person died with Christ at the cross, being washed away, you now walk in newness of life. Romans
Now you continue in a walk of faith being pilgrims and sojourners following Christ by going where He goes. He said, “follow me that where I am you may be also”. And so we do. Because in the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God, and the Word was God. To follow Christ Gods Word, you must put on Christ one word at a time to be recognized by the Father of Glory. You must be renewed in the spirit of your mind to become word. God’s Word is His Son. And those that do this? These are the elect. They arrive at a full stature as a child if God. Ephesians 4.13
We do this by the transfiguration by the Holy Spirit, one Revelation at a time until our realization is fully awakened to the things of God. These things are given to us, to be with Him where He is, one with the Father, seated at His own right hand, having dominion over all powers and principalities, in this age and every age, seated in the heavens in glory, the origination and destiny of our calling. In Christ, fully reconciled to the Father.
We do this one step at a time, adopting each of the several attributes by owning them to be with Them. This is the true reconciliation given to us.
This is how we put on Christ. In the loins of the mind we become godly by cloaking ourselves with these invisible attributes defined by Word, to be like Him. In doing so we make our calling and election sure and receive an open door to His Kingdom. 2 Peter 1.10-11
God is invisible spirit and truth, and seeks such. Such are we. Him is what we get. In this way the scripture is fulfilled in us that says “when we see Him, we become like Him”. And so we do. We see Him who is eternal, immortal, invisible. Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. Hebrews 13.8 His flesh was temporary. In the beginning He was Word. That is what He is today.
Now the word is true that says “the world does not know us because they it did not know Him.” And they did not know Him because they could not see Him who is invisible, as He is. They thought he was human. Because seeing with their eyes they see not. And hearing with their ears they hear not. It is with the heart that one must see and hear to understand the things of God. This they did not. But we do.
Our invisible part called our soul and heart is the only invisible thing that we have to interact with the living God. We impliment this with our invisible word of faith to reverberate the words that we heard showing we received the things the He said. He says many things but just gives us one thing. Himself.
This kind of faith is our invisible embelical cord to the invisible God for the transferance of the things He has said, from Him to us, to whom we aspire. His inspiration is our perspiration, a sweet savory scent to the Father is the Son. We are an aroma of Christ for life to those who have life. Or death to those who have death. Your response to these things shows your condition so you decide.
Because of this we are the temple of the living God. And as Paul pleaded to be reconciled to the Father, this we have done. This is how you know that you are the elect. You have been rescripted by scripture, reprogrammed and wired, reformatted and fitted to interact with the living God through Word, unhindered by your carnal nature.
Let us go up from here. Let us, the called, the eklesia, understand more clearly our profession of baptism. That we may more clearly understand what we’ve crossed over to possess. So that we may understand more clearly what we are able to do. And as Paul had prayed, to know the power that is resident in each one of us. This great power that was displayed in Christ when He was raised from the dead, and seated at the Father’s own right hand, far above all powers and principalities in every age. Ephesians 1.17+ This power given to us to accomplish the same thing as the first born. This power vested in us through faith to obtain the glory that “as He is, so are we in this world”. Not as He was when He put on flesh and dwelled among us, but as He is even now. Isn’t this what Christ asked of the Father? Father that those whom you have given Me to be with Me where I am. I with You, You with Me, them with us that the world may know. Did the Father deny that request? And “Father, that those you have given Me, I have given them My glory. That they may be one with us.
This is the good news. This is the gospel of the Christ of the cross and only savior.
We are just the reitterations of God. The elect.
13 Then I heard a voice from heaven saying [i]to me, “Write:‘Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.’ ”
“Yes,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, and their works follow them.”