The things of this age were created and mankind were begotten of things that hadn’t been before. They come from the dust and return to the dust. In the end everything from the 6 days of creation will all be burned in a fervant heat for the eternal to remain. (2 Peter 3.12) Then righteousness will be without competition. But we don’t need to wait for that event to happen to participate in the things that God has for us.
Gods things are not created so they do not decay or return to the dust and they cannot be burned because they are elementally different. They are spirit and truth. They never get old and are forever new. God is pre-existent and eternal, and so are the things that are specific to Him. To this the Elect are called to participate in even now as being “The Kingdom of God at hand”, and “The Kingdom prepared from the foundations of the world”.
Gods things are not subject to space and time but are ubiquitous. Meaning God and His things are not time sensitive events to be experienced in the past or the future but even right now. They are all harmonious, coexistent and inseparable. Wherever God is, everything that is His is with Him. And because God is boundless and ubiquitous, being everywhere all the time, so are His things. This is why “The Kingdom of God is at hand” to the renewed mind of faith. This is why we “the called” are to grow in the knowledge of God, because that is our only access point to Him, and in Him is everything that is eternal.
His things are made manifest and evident to us, clearly seen not in 1st and 2nd comings as many suppose, but through a succession of revelations and unveilings to the human mind, to the degree you are able to attain.
The word revelation originates from the Greek word “apocalypse”. This word does not mean catastrophes as thought of today. To witness the lifting off of a covering from a statue in a public square is an unveiling. This is an apocalypse, a revelation and a manifestation. It is to make visible something out of reach of the human senses. This is what God’s Word does, it makes visible things that are foreign to the carnal senses.
The purpose for God’s word is to make visible the invisible, to make knowable the humanly un-see-able. This is why Christ spoke in parables “for without a parable spoke He not to the people”.
That is why faith is the evidence of things hoped for, the substance of the things that are unseen”. All the law and the prophets were just for this cause. To help us see the un-see-able. As Moses was instructed “see that you make all things according to the pattern shown to you on the mount” showing us there is an original these things were pattered after. But this key principle they forgot. They too were just to help us see what is just beyond the vail of human perceptions. This is why the flesh is called the vail.
If you are waiting to experience God in a physicallity with a zip code and a time zone, you are blind to Him who wisks about you even now able to save. This is why He is “The Savior”.
This is why are Lord says “20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me”. Enter spirit and truth.
This is why Christ said of the Jews “seeing with their eyes they see not, hearing with their ears they hear not. It is with the heart that one must see and hear to understand the things of God”. They are still trying to build something to house God today. God cannot be carnally known. This is why Romans 8 says the carnal mind is enmity against God. It is not subject to the laws of God and neither can be. So those in the flesh cannot please God.
That was the sin of Sodom and Gomorah. They said “bring them out that we may know them” visibly. Meaning, show us God on the physical plain and we will believe. This is why Lot and his family were instructed to leave that plain for the high lands, which is a picture of rising in the spirit. Which is the same reason our Lord on earth said “let is go up from here” and “let us arise”. Learn to stand on these truths, the plateau of the spirit.
Set aside the carnal expectation of God becoming a human again. He finished that work and said “I go to the Father and you see me again no more” at least in a carnal way. He returned to His original composition of the Word and the Spirit.
Flesh and bone does not inherit the things of God because God is spirit and truth and seeketh such. Such are we. It is those of us who have adopt the words of God who can commingle the things of God presented in the gospel, engrafted in our minds for promtings by the spirit, to think and interact with God, to experience the Blessings God enjoys that are uniquely specific to Him and His. Such are we, we are the Elect.
Paul said “the vail is done away in Christ”? We who are recipients of the New Covenant provisions see what is beyond the vail of human experiences being “The Kingdom of God at Hand”. Within reach of something tangible but not physically graspable, but totally comprehendable and achievable.
God uses words to uncloak Himself by His collection of words He calls His Son. This is the manna from heaven that gives life to the world. But don’t expect to pick it up from the ground like the Israelites. That too was just a snapshot and a parable of something we are to do by faith.
John 1.1. “In the beginning was The Word, The Word was with God, and The Word was God. He was in the beginning with God”. Word is his pre incarnate original substance.
Word is not to be interpreted physically but God specific, being pre-incarnate and eternal of things before creation. He is the collection of God’s things, broken down into sound bites called words, for human consumption not to feed the body but the spirit of the mind. To become the things that He said, made known by revelations for us to be like Him being remanufactured with His things, His thoughts and His words. In the beginning that is all He was, and the Son declares this. We accept Him as He is and we are accepted. We are the elect.
This is why we are instructed to “put on Christ”. Because Christ was word before “He became flesh and dwelled among us”, that is what He returned to when He left. Because flesh is not a Heavenly composition, people saw only a peasant on a donkey when they saw Christ because the flesh vailed His Glory. However there were those who saw past the vail and worshipped Him on a sorel horse whose garments were dipped in blood, having a name no human can pronounce, whose name is “The Word of God”. We the Elect are still pronouncing His name today. We proclaim nothing new but are re-iterations of the things that He said of the “gospel once and for all delivered to the saints”.
We put on His Word to become like Him. This is how we follow Him to the Father. This is how “His word does not return void, but accomplished all His desire”. Word brings us to God with it. We return with Christ. “With my dead body they shall arise” and so we did and you can too. (Isaiah 26.19) This too is a work of faith.
It was because Christ was a man and God, He shows us that it is possible to be full of God while we have our human bodies because “as He is so are we in this world” not how he was in the flesh but His current “as He is” seated eternal with the Father. We have this now.
As Paul said, we have this treasure in earthen vessels that the glory and the Excellency may be of God and not ourselves. Because”For in Him (Christ) dwells the fullness of the God head body. And you are complete in Him who is the head of all principalities and powers”. If we have accepted the invitation to arise and seat with them in the heavenlies as spelled out by Paul in Ephesians 2. Above all powers and principalities in this age and every age”. This gift has already been given.
In this way we are what we eat. To receive God as He is, being Word, is to commune with God. To eat of His flesh which are words on the pages consumed by our mind to be like Him. As Christ said “take and eat all of it”. And as the Israelites were instructed at their Passover to, eat it in haste. Or as Lot’s wife was turned to a pillar of salt because she didn’t leave the plains in haste. She lingered and became solidified, and solid God is not.
To have all things in common.
This is what commune means. This is true koinania obtained from the gospel through assorted revelations. This is what His word is about. Just as 1 John says, That which was from the beginning, that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may commune with us, have oneness with us, to break bread with us; and truly our oneness is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ. To be infused with and amalgamated to. To become inseparable and eternally one with Him who is everywhere. To take our stance with the rest of the elect, of the symposium of the spirits of just men made perfect. (Hebrews 12.22-23)
This is what it means to partake of Christ. To eat what He eats, and drink what He drinks of eternal things of the Father. This is to “drink it new in the Kingdom”speaking of the new wine of the “New Covenant” now in effect as evidenced at the cross, as we partake not of a body of flesh but of words, syllables and sayings. We become part of the body of Christ which has no physical members but being made up by stones that are “the measure of a man who is of an Angel”. (Revelation 21)
As Peter says “we are living stones built up a habitation of God in the spirit”, and need not to expect to have something physical. And we need not wait for a third Covenant or a new work because the second Covenant and the cross cannot be superseded, outdone, added to or retracted. It really is finished.
This is why we are called ambassadors. An ambassador is a representative of a kingdom or a culture. Someone cannot be called an ambassador if they had not been there otherwise they would just be a representative. But because we are “fellow citizens, saints and members of the household of God” we are ambassadors from the place we are from being “The kingdom of God at hand”, we have been given permission to say with Christ and the apostles, that “we speak what we see and we testify to what we hear”, showing that there’s a testimony of a realitu that is not sensitive to the carnal senses. And to those who are getting this? We beckon you, come up hither. The rapture is not a physical one because “from dust you came, to dust you shall return. That is the demise of the body. We are talking of an event that happens “in the blink of an eye” quicker than humanly perceivable but completely assertaimable.
For you have not come to a mountain that may be burned with fire, but you have come to Mount Zion, to the Heavenly City (and the true Jerusalem) to the general assembly and Church of the firstborn in the spirits of just men made perfect.” Take your seat here please. The price was paid with the most prescious blood. Do not despise the gift or insult the Giver.
Change your perspective.
A father is most pleased when his children do what he does. God made no beggars borrowers or thieves, God left us not on our knees but said follow me that where I am you may be also. Stand up and arise to your inheritance for the price was paid. “Walk in the spirit and you will not fulfill the lusts of the flesh”.
The father rejoices when those meet Him at the throne and join Him there because He is seated there waiting for His enemies to become his footstool, and because He has already defeated Satan sin and death at the cross, the only enemy that is left now are your doubts, fears and unbelief. God wants you to defeat these enemies with scripture and sit with the Father there seeing eye to eye with Him. This is His desire. “It is the Father’s good pleasure to give us the Kingdom”. He had held nothing. “God has given us everything that pertains to life and godliness according to the knowledge of Him who calls us to glory by virtue”. By virtue that you know these truths.
When the enemy says “has God really said?” We say with a resounding affirmative YES! And just like the walls fall down at Jericho, we enter into “The Kingdom of God at hand”. No other act but faith can accomplish this. Get up off your knees and stand up like a man. Just as Paul said, I reach out to lay hold of why Christ laid hold of me. Some of us have done that.
These are the elect. The Father sees a reflection of Himself in us and He is smiling. In this the father was well pleased and says, enter My joy you good and full of faith steward, servant and beloved.
If God appears physically of things specific to the six day creation, God presents a false self. The creator cannot become the created. This is why He calls us to Himself. We are the ones that must change and His Word is the change agent. We do this one Revelation at a time, one manifestation after another untill we become “a perfect man” (Eph 4.13) Not masculine or feminine. These distinctions have no preference one over the other in God’s Kingdom. We are all one, equal and co-heirs of the things of God that are not of this creation.
Now “the whole creation groans and travails anticipating the manifestation of the children of God”. Why? Because that is the purpose of creation. Them. Us. This manifestation of individual manifestos of the Father is us because “as He is, so are we in the world”.
And because we take on the manifestations of God found in His Word and call them our own, we are joint heirs of the things “in Christ”. Our flesh cannot be re-created, we can only be converted to be His manifestations.
It is these revelations about God that make manifest the things of God to our understanding so we can accept or reject God. And that is why the revelation of the Son of God, the Christ, is not of this creation. He said “you have rightly called me a King, but My Kingdom is not of this creation. If it were I would send my angels and they would fight, but My Kingdom is not from here”.
Even as Paul said “the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but they are mighty through God for pulling down strongholds and every argument that exalts itself against the understanding of God” showing for us that God is elementally different. Even as he says, “as the Heavens are higher than the Earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts are higher than your thoughts. His composition is out of reach for the external carnal senses to experience and the need for revelation.
That is why God is a manifestation and revelations made known by His Word and not composed of His six day creation. This is how and where God is unveiled, in the spirit of the mind and understanding. Which means to make known and open up to the regenerated mind of Faith the things that are God specific. And because God is “eternal, immortal and invisible, we should not expect Him to manufacture something of Himself with creation specific elements associated with time and matter, or he would lie by presenting a false image of himself of being something created, and God is not a creature, and a thing of creation cannot be God .
There are however countless other lower case gods that are doing that even to this day by taking on the responsibilities of God and associated with things of this age disguised in benevolence for redirecting human affections to themselves . These are the counterfeits. You will know them by their fruits.
We are the elect, however they are the elect of another sort with all lying signs and wonders if possible to deceive. So we must be more careful to distinguish between the created and the eternal so that we may more appropriately arise to our inheritance. Where? In our understanding in the spirit of our minds. In this way Gods things become our plug-n-play components that build us up, and the tools of our trade for acts of faith as more than touching the invisible but cohabitating with God now. We are owners, joint heirs of the things that are in Christ and with the Father. That is where He is awaiting our arrival. Not physically but in spirit and truth.
It is Gods things that are revealed to the elect, that are unveiled and manifest for our consumption that we may become more godly. This is how we are children of God and joint heirs of the things of God in Christ, our new abode. This is what defines a Christian. Not a religion but an association with a new species in a New Kingdom with a New Covenant and New Features being God Specific that never fades, erodes, decays or changes of things that are “in Christ”. We who are “in Christ” are in the forever new, the origination of His manifestations and revelations of the things He has said.
We are not created, we are manifestations and apocalypses of the things for us that are called the new creation, which are not new in the sense that they have never been. They are new in the sense in two terms. One is that those things which are eternal are eternally new and never getting old. They always shine in their eternal glory. It is with our mind that these are new because the mind had not experienced them before. Revelation and revealings are just showing us things that are hidden in Christ. And because in the beginning God created the heavens and earth and rested from them, he stepped back from them proverbially he stepped into himself and that is what Christ is. Hidden in Christ is the Godhead body and we are hidden in Christ as well.
We now are these manifestations, chips off the old block. We become his declarations because we cannot help but to speak what we see and testify to what we’ve head and seen of the things that are here in Christ.
He said “so shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return to me void”. This is us who put on word. That is our departure and transportation mechanism to the Father. As scripture says, we have been delivered from the power of darkness and have been translated into the Kingdom of the Son of His love. Now the things of this world grow faintly dim in the light of His Glory and Grace. It is as we behold His Glory, we are transitioned by His Glory to become that Glory. (2 Corinthians 3.18) For this reason He is also called “The Father of Glories” and in this way we are His.
When Paul was visited by Christ with” a light 7 times greater than the sun”, can you see that? It is an unearthly Glory beyond the veil of human perception. Are you becoming that Glory? The Father of Glories gives us this.
At the end of the book of the revelation of Jesus Christ which was written by John, of whom John was the closest disciple of Christ, having found his head in the bosom of our Lord, having known him better than any of the disciples.
John saw an angel and bent down to worship him thinking that this was Christ. Upon doing so this angel said to him “see that you do not do that for I am one of thy brethren and one of those who keep the testimony of Jesus Christ worship Him, for the testimony of Christ is the spirit of prophecy.”
It is this one who John saw and John knew best, who saw something that eerily resembled Jesus Christ to the point that he thought it was Him and bowed to worship. And it is those who reach this stature who can say like “The Son” “he who has seen me has seen the Father” as being something invisible but totally attainable.
May we present to you this day a manifest elect of God. Showing for us that, our new body is not a gift given at some conclusion at the end of time but for those of us who obtain their fullness and likeness of Christ “each one in their own order” (1 Corinthians 15) and step outside their time and place association with matter while they are in their earthen vessels and fullfil the verse that says “as He is (now) so are we in the world.
Accept the gift, the price was paid. Take your rightful due not at the cross for sin and suffering but seated with the Father. Leave your crown of thorns and dead works and out on the crown of Glory given, “recieving the end of your faith, the salvation of your souls” and the complete your baptism. To be buried with Him, and raised (resurrected) in newness of life. And “17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 18 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation.” Arise to your inheritance now for the time is short, and “today is the day of salvation” tomorrow may not be.
It was Enoch the 7th from Adam who said it first. That before this age slips away while salvation is still in process, that there would be a throng of the firstfruits executing judgment on earth of those who have put on the gift, the fullness of Christ, taking on their rightful due of ruling with Christ and executing judgment on planet Earth to wrap up this age and initiate the closure of salvation saying ““Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is at hand. 11 He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him [e]be righteous still; he who is holy, let him be holy still.”
For this age hastens to wrap up with a rapid fire succession of events to carry away those who reject the gospel like a flood.
But for now “The Kingdom of God is still at hand”.
Praise God for the glorious gift provided for us in His Son.