Baptized into Christ and to His fullness by the working of Faith

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Colossians 2. 9 For in him (Jesus Christ) dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.

10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:

11 In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:

12 Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.

13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, 

 

This is our calling and purpose to identify with Him. This is our salvation to be found “in Him” in his death, His resurrection and His quickening. Not ours. Not our physical body but His. This is what it means to be “In Christ” in the body of Christ, and not be in ourselves. It is to actualize these things by faith which is our salvation. He is our salvation. This is the full work of God in us in our lifetime. To be complete in Him is to know, understand and actualize this free gift by faith. This is to be to the measure of the full stature of Christ, to a perfect man. Ephesians 4.13

 

Unlike the 2nd coming seekers who deny that the work of Christ is now supposing Him to do it later when He comes again. This message creates refuge detainees to wait in a holding cell of un-belief for some 2000+ years, or at least until you physically die before you can activate the gift of God in Jesus Christ. But the price was paid in full and He said “it is done” having completed His task of salvation for that was His name, He returned from the flesh in His appearance. The new covenant in full effect now.  

 

But this is what the Adamic mind of the flesh that is connected to the carnal senses fabricates. It says; I must die to be separated from my body for my soul to rise to God for His promises to be realized by me, for me to fully receive the gift of God. Or another mindset which is popular to 2nd coming seekers is “I will be raptured to the clouds in my carnal body, and my carnal body will take on a glowing status like the man Jesus who will occupy Jerusalem on earth and be King here. This is all quite reasonable and believable from a human standpoint, for this all follows the progression that seeing is believing. But this overlooks the basic tenant of our faith.

Hebrews 11.1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” The unseen being more weighty than all matter from the 6 days of creation.

Faith is of another substance of non-substance, other than the substance experienced by the Adamic, carnal mind connected to the senses of the physical body. There is a reality that is non-human that takes precedence. This reality is not being made or created for God quit that on the 6th day. This place already is and you must enter it by learning and understanding after death and resurrection. 

 

Now you are confused because all Christians believe that. But it is not our death that is important but His. And it is not our bodily resurrection that we must see but His. The gift of salvation is activated by identifying with His death and resurrection that has already happened,. Not an event like a 2nd coming to happen later. Were you not baptized into His death to identify with His life? What are you waiting for? Physical proof? Yes this is what the Adamic nature does. Are you “in Adam”? or “In Christ”? So we die in Christ’s death, we resurrect in His resurrection and the overlooked one is that we ascend in His ascension, we see Him as He is and we join Him there. This is all actuated by faith in the unseen. Your human body cannot add to it or take away from it. Being in a flesh body cannot itself deny you access. You can just deny or believe in the spirit of your mind. The choice is yours. It already is and never not was so you don’t have to wait like for a 2nd coming.

 

Think of it like this. You have a free pass that includes travel, hotel accommodations, food clothing and entertainment to the Kingdom of God. But you have to use the coupon. This is our faith and appropriating His word grants us His fullness now like we read in Colossians. Not actuated by a 2nd coming, but faith. From faith to faith, as it is written.

 

Most of Christianity agrees that we have the keys to the Kingdom of God, but most hold it as a promise to be redeemed at a 2nd coming like a Rapture or when their body dies. But this is not faith but the carnal mind that is enmity against God. (Romans 8.7)

Here is sound reasoning. You heard the gospel message and you were baptized. There you confessed Christ and identified with His death to be raised in newness of life by faith. What was it then that you saw with your eyes that you think you need to see something today? Like Paul said “O foolish Galatians who has bewitched you? You whom Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed among you as crucified? Having begun in the spirit you are to now be perfected in the flesh? Let me put this in context for today. O you foolish Americans. Having begun in the spirit will you now be perfected at some 2nd coming? You have lost your focus, your purpose and rewards. The 2nd coming mindset has robbed you from your inheritance now.

 

 It was Abraham that believed God and was Gifted righteousness being a perfect standing with the Lord. 

 

You see the Galatians too were side tracked from the spiritual invisible. They were circumvented and short circuited back to earth like the 2nd coming seekers who suppose they are going to see something and receive it but not as it were by faith. This will not happen because “without faith it is impossible to please God”. If the 2nd coming seekers get it without faith then God would have to apologize to all those throughout the ages who have believed without seeing. That would be unjust.

 

Colossians also says 1.12+ that we are partakers of this inheritance with the saints in the light” and there is no illusion to this being activated at some 2nd coming or that it is even later for it is not. And “He has delivered us from the power of darkness” Again no illusion of this being later. And He has (already) translated us into the Kingdom of His Son”. All of this is past tense and are His words not mine. Believe it or not. We are raised with Him through the working of faith, and He has quickened us together with Him through the work of the cross. This has all transpired un-noticeable to the human eye, in the blink of an eye like all the works of the spirit. According to Colossians all of this has nothing to do with the illusive 2nd coming but the cross, and like we spelled out from Galatians 3 that it is a work of the spirit not a perfecting of the flesh visible to the carnal eye.

 

So this all happens not after your physical body is buried and not after some supposed rapture at some 2nd coming but at the death of His mortal body and His resurrection and His ascension, not ours. To be “in Him” “in Christ” “in His body”. This is His body of believers, not those who borrow the name who dis-believe.

 

 Your keys to the Kingdom, your ticket to paradise, is your faith. From faith to faith in the person of Jesus Christ who was displayed for our Glory 2000+ years ago. As soon as you segregate any part of this gift to a 2nd coming you step outside of faith. You disbelieve the word of God.

 

The Kingdom of God is at hand.  

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