It has been given to us to know the interpretation of the things God has spoken for â€œwe have the mind of Christâ€. 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.Â
We have already talked about the â€œWhoâ€ in part one and the â€œwhereâ€ in part two. Now lets talk about the â€œwhenâ€.
The â€œNew Creationâ€ 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 â€œgetting old creationâ€. The one of emc=square. Of the big bang of time and matter.
God created man in His image male and female. He chose to display His hidden attributes in these two as they came together. â€œFor this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and cleave to his brideâ€.
We know from the creation account that God spoke. And when God spoke His word came forth. And that when God spoke His breath/Spirit came forth. The Father being the source, then the Son and Spirit. â€œThe Spirit brooded over the face of the watersâ€. Not that one was lessor or greater but different in purpose, being equally God with all the attributes, displaying complimentary characteristics.
It was said of Christ that he â€œdeclared the Fatherâ€. He said â€œif you have seen me you have seen the Fatherâ€. Then it was necessary that He was also the fullness of the Father, His completeness, as scripture says, and that if He was the â€œfullness of the Fatherâ€ He had to be â€œmale and female made He themâ€.
For Christ to appropriately display the fullness of God, and He did for â€œin Him dwelleth the fullness of the God head bodyâ€, 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.
Well how did Christ on earth do this? Well 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. And this is what happens inside us when we receive them. The new creation is when the Word and the Spirit become one again. You catch a glimpse of this in all 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 â€œthe Wedding banquetâ€ that we are invited to. It is the coming together to be one of the Holy Word and the Holy Spirit, the true union. And 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.
So how and when did Christ on earth display the Father in the two, both male and female? It was at His baptism that Christ received the Holy Spirit, thereby â€œfulfilling all righteousnessâ€. It was at that time the Father said â€œthis is my beloved Son in Him I am well pleasedâ€. He could only be pleased if the Son were a true â€œchip off the ol blockâ€, and correctly displayed who He was 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 then is the union of the new creation. â€œFor my Word will not return to me void but shall accomplish all that I desireâ€. Which is? You shall go out (birthed) with joy, you shall be led forth with peaceâ€. And who is the you in that passage? It is 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 â€œreceive the en-grafted Wordâ€, and are â€œbegotten by the word of truth to be a kind (kind begets kind) of first fruits of His creationâ€. This being the â€œmale and female made He them in His likenessâ€. And 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 I am saying.
So back to Christâ€™s baptism for a fuller explanation. The Holy Spirit descended upon Him in bodily form like a dove and remained upon Him to never depart, the Spirit given to the Son without measure,to never be divided or split again.
John the â€œBaptizerâ€ knew this, and knew this was his purpose. â€œMake straight paths the way of the Lordâ€. They grew up together and did not know this until that glorious moment. â€œI did not know him but upon whom you see the Spirit descending and remaining upon, THIS IS HE!â€. And I have seen and testify that truly this is the Son of God.
But it doesnâ€™t stop here. John made even a more radical remark when his disciples were asking about this Christ man. They asked â€œwho is He whom you testified of back at the Jordan? John then replied in present tense. Meaning then! Not later.Â He said â€œHe who Has the Bride is the Bridegroom,Â 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, â€œTHEY must increase but I must decrease, THEY who come from above are above allâ€. That is the two in one, the Word and the Spirit. As Christ said to Nicodemus â€œWE speak what WE know and testify what WE have see and you do not receive OUR testimonyâ€. Do 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 fianceâ€™. He said â€œHe who has the Bride is the Bridegroomâ€. This is an introduction only for the newly weds and completely in-appropriate for the un-wed couple. Stay with me for there is more.
The baptism of Christ was necessary to â€œfulfill all righteousnessâ€. 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 donâ€™t 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 â€œIn Christâ€. This mystery and many more are â€œin Himâ€. 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 me 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 isnâ€™t. Check mate. The true King is always standing.