We have discussed how a steward is a minister to administer, a distributor to distribute or a dispenser to dispense. That the words steward and dispensation come from the same Greek word in the New Testament. A minister and a steward of scripture distributes and dispenses the things of God according to the degree of what they have received and attained. They can only take you as far as they have been in the faith. And someone who is looking for a second coming Jesus and a second coming Kingdom is not qualified to represent the Kingdom of God now at hand.
Time is not the steward the dispenser or the distributor of the Kingdom of God and the things of God. The gospel is. And a true minister of the gospel reveals to you what is just beyond the veil of human perception made visible, or knowable only by revelation. Even as Paul said “The gospel that I preach to you did not come by man nor is it taught by man but by revelation (seeing things invisible) of Jesus Christ, and not a 2nd coming event of carnal visuals. Or God would have to apologise to those He said “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”.
It is also said in John 2.24+ that Jesus did not commit Himself to man because He knows what is in man. And He had no need for man to testify of Him. So question the objective of scripture.
Also it says (John 3.27) “A man can receive nothing unless it has been given to him from above”. So then only those who are born again that can see the Kingdom of God, and those who are born from above that can enter The Kingdom of God(John3.3-11) and it is us who can say “Most assuredly we speak what we know and we testify what we have seen”. These are they that are “the least in the Kingdom of Heaven that are greater than John the Baptist” So now we speak.
You see the second coming message is simply a mans convolution of the truth quite frankly because they admitently have never been into Gods Kingdom they are looking for. They reject these scriptures, or they would not be looking without for something that is within (Luke 17.22) They are blind leading the blind. A sorrowful sadness with an empty expectation of a future hope when the thing they are looking for “is in the mouth of their sack”. As scripture says, TODAY! If you can hear His voice. But they hear something else. (Read 1st post on stewards to understand “mouth of their sack”)
In Matthew 10 the Lord sends His disciples out to preach saying “The Kingdom of Heaven is now at hand”. Having empowered them and given them instruction He then tells them (Verse 40+) He who receives you receives me. He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet receives a prophets reward. He who receives a righteous man receives a righteous mans reward”. But we have come to you in the name of the Lord with a much greater reward, for he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than a prophet or a good man. For even the lowest stature person who is in the Kingdom of God of which you seek, is greater than a prophet or good man saying “of those born among women there is none greater than John the baptist, however He who is least in the kingdom is greater than he”. Why? Because we are born of a different sort. Even an once of eternity is more important and far out weights all time and matter because time and matter is what is being removed. (Hebrews 12.28)
It is the old style prophet who speaks forward of a coming thing that is not yet, but we speak to you what we have seen and testify to you what we hear about the true Kingdom of God. Not speaking forward about a second coming Kingdom that is not yet, but speaking as one who is from there. For we receive the testimony God has given in His Son and we follow Him where He is that we may be there also, and we do this “that the world may believe” at His command.
If you receive these words you receive more than any prophet or good person. Why? Because those who are in the Kingdom “In Christ” have reassembled the testimony of Christ within themselves having received His fullness, growing up into Him who is the head, who is far above all powers and principalities and powers. We are able to come back and lay out the bread crumbs that Christ left for us so that where He is you may be also. So we say. This is what a faithful steward does. We see what the Son does and do likewise. We receive the Gift of life and become givers of the indistinguishable, undiminishable gift from God. As our Lord promised “those who believe in me shall become rivers if living water”. So we do. His gift is confirmed in us and assures our duty as ambassadors. For how can one be an ambassador to a Kingdom they have never been to?
Let us go up from here.
We also showed you in the account given of Joseph and His steward to “follow me so that where I am you may be also. That we may be one in the Father and fill to be full in you the words of Christ that He prayed for you to the Father in John 17 the word “Father I pray not just for these but also those who will believe in Me through their (our) word, that they may be one with us”. This is the Kingdom of heaven. Come join us.
The message remains even now, till the end of this age “Go preaching the kingdom of God is at hand!!” (Mt 10.6+) This is the message preached from the beginning, then given to us, that the 2nd coming seekers distort and confuse for something that is not yet, but must some day be. For that which was from the beginning was never negated or taken away or the Lords words would not be eternal but seasonal like 1st and 2nd comings? We are called to the Kingdom prepared from the foundation of the world. Selah!
So as Christ said, so say we because as He is so are we in this world” Meaning not the man Jesus. He is not that anymore but His true self is as He is, so are we. Word. In the beginning was the word, the word was with God and the Word was and is God. John 1.1
As He is so are we? He is one with the Father and prayed that for us too. Did you receive that word? He also said “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word and My Father will love him. And we will come to him and make our home in him. Do you have that?
Christ said “if anyone serves Me let him follow Me that where I am he may be also. Who also said “I am the way” who also said ” and the way you know! And it is not a 2nd coming train station departure bench of sit and wait.
This is the objective of every faithful steward in the things of God. To present every one “In Christ” a perfect citizen. To the full measure and stature of the fullness of Christ now and not at a second coming but now in Him. (Eph 4.13) If you can receive that the Kingdom of God is now at hand,then press in to attain this prize. “That You Father are in Me and I in You, that they also may be one with Us that the world may know. Can you receive this?
If you seek a second coming Jesus, you cannot have what we speak about for this is what you deny and make him a liar and reject the testimony that the Father gave you of His Son. God sent His Son not into the world to condemn but to save. This is what a savior does. He did not hand you a promisary note of a future king and kingdom but the one at hand, even at your proverbial fingertips.
The Kingdom is at hand” also correctly interpretated “immediate”. Repent and believe the true gospel. There is simply no room for a 2000 year gap for the one who has faith, for how is it we overcome the world? Is it of another appearance of another Jesus of another saving one of another gospel to finish what the first Jesus couldn’t do? No! Blasphemy! That which overcomes the world for us is our faith in Him in the here and now. 1st John 5.5
Today! If you will hear His voice.
The Kingdom of God is now at hand. This is the Eternal Gospel!