The art of sowing and reaping
Paul spoke about sowing and reaping in 1st Corinthians 15 for something to be sown corruptible raised incorruptible. First is the carnal, second is the spirit. It is these little jewels that we find in Scripture that we sow in our circumsized hearts that we process in the spirit of our mind to be raised in understanding.
These constructs we talk about are to be raised in understanding and not laid out on a calender as Paul had learned saying “You observe days months seasons in years I am afraid for you that I have labored in vain”. It is not a one-time event of the body dying to be lifted back up or raised back up for it shall return to the dust. We learn by degree. We are transfiguredoing in this way.m
This is us putting on our new garments much like Joseph’s coat of many colors. He was thrown into a pit, his garments were ripped and passed out and he was left for dead like our Lord. Or like Isaiah “shake yourself from the dust of the earth and put on your beautiful garments”.
Because God is eternal invisible and immortal, it is as we put on these things displayed for us by word, we become Godly.
When Christ became flesh and dwelt Among us, he demonstrated that God could coexist in a human body saying “for in him dwells the fullness of the godhead body”. And “you are complete in him who is the head of all principalities and power”, giving us hope to set out for that task.
So it is as Paul says that “since we then be risen with Christ, which if you have received that scripture, you are. The resurrection is a foregone conclusion. Now that we are risen with Christ and “In Christ” we should seek the things that are above” to aquire and put on in the loins of your mind. As Paul frequently said to put on Christ, lest we be found naked. All the things we are asked to cloth ourselves with are invisible attributes. To cloth ourselves with Him, His garments.
It is as we look into the law and the prophets and the feast and the ceremonies, that we learn and understand of the invisible attributes of God in the way that he relates to us while we are in our humanity.
God is not going to become a construct of time and matter. Oh contrare. We transform, meaning transfigure into Him. That is our whole purpose of faith. God is not a created thing of time and matter like the 2nd coming seekers suppose. It is us that put on eternal things.
We are not prisoners in our humanity. It is perfectly capable of experiencing the fullness of the Godhead because our mind being a greater expanse than the external heavens that houses the spirit of God in which we have communion.
Communion is to be one with God, to have all things in common with Him. “We are a new creation, and “all things become new” in our understanding by sowing and reaping. And the things we have in common with him is him. In this way we are heirs and Joint heirs with Christ Jesus. The forever things are unchangeable always new never fading. Creation fades. Creation will be burned for the eternal to remain. (2 Peter 3 ) Let us be found their clothed in Christ by what we have reaped.
So “we are being transformed into the same full image from the glory to the glory of the Lord as by the spirit”. This takes place now as “we behold the face and the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ”. What can’t be seen with the human eyes can be seen through God’s holy word.
So understanding this is the place of our transformation, our Galgatha, the battle of our mind. We see him as he is, we become like him. We become pure even as He is pure.
Pure meaning invisible. That is why John the Apostle in his first epistle said “the world does not know us because it does not know Him. And the part about us the world does not know is the part about him they could not know carnally. They reject the invisible attributes seen in the Son. We accept them and receive them. And it is these invisible attributes that we received that they reject because they want to see it with their physical eyes.
“No man has seen God at any time” but the Son declares Him. And it is written of the Holy Spirit that “will take what is Mine and manifest it to you”. Yes, but not in a carnal way. We are begotten anew by the Word and Spirit
Christ said “he who has seen Me has seen the Father”. This thing we are talking about is seen with a different set of eyes and ears of the composition of time and matter but our new eyes and ears. “To him who has ears to hear”. So we do.
The sowing that we do in the reaping that we do is in our hearts. These things are not planted in dirt. Our circumsized heart becomes our Garden of Eden.
Paul in his discourse of sowing and reaping in 1 Corinthians 15 used a term “each one in their own order” showing us that it has nothing to do with a 2nd coming. Those who wait to transfigure in that way are neutralized from their growth and don’t understand that we are to “follow those who through faith and patience inherit the promises”. They think the inheritance is later. For it is “the slothful steward who says the Lord delays His coming”.
So He comes to us consecutively in His word for He is the Word of God manifest or unveiled in this way for a new understanding.
The Kingdom of God is at hand