♦In previous posts we have talked about “in that day”, “the day of the Lord”, the “Sabbath day”, and “the Lord’s rest” are all descriptives of the same day that has no 24 hour increments. This is the day of the Lord that is the light of the Lamb where there’s no need for the Sun or the Moon. Why? Because the lamb is the source.
We had spoken how John the Apostle was on the Isle of Patmos for the testimony of Jesus Christ and that he was “in the spirit on the Lord’s Day”. It was John who was simultaneously in a hellish hole on Earth and also at the very place where every believer covets to get to. “In the Lord’s Day”. I too am in the spirit on the Lord’s Day.
We also spoke of how when Christ chided with the Pharisees he said that “Abraham rejoiced to see “My day”. He saw it and was glad”. Abraham and John both encountered something every Christian is seeking. Some call it a 2nd coming. It was the Wicked servant who said my Lord delays his coming. But we call it “the day of the Lord”, “in that day” and the Lord’s Sabbath” and we are called “to strive to enter His rest”. (Hebrews 4) The Day with no beginning or end.
This day that we are talking about is not after every day 24 hour day has been expired when time is no more then the Eternal day appears. No we are speaking about the day that pre-existed the days that the 24 hours mimic. This place we are talking about is a constant. The place where when God rested from his works to the place of his belonging which is the place where there is light and in him is no darkness at all nor shadow of turning. The place of “spirit and truth”.
So this day we are talking about is the day that has no mornings or nights. It is the Eternal day that has no beginning or end. It is a constant that shines even now, and it is to this day that we are called to. When? “Today if you will hear His voice, today is the day”. Today is “that day”.
So this brings us to John 11 were the report of Lazarus being sick and ready to die is delivered to Jesus. And if the death of Lazarus had been a problem for Jesus, it was when He first heard he was sick that he should have cried, and then he should have dropped what he was doing and run to his friend to keep him from dying.
But Jesus remained another two days to make sure that Lazarus was good and dead before he exclaimed that he was going to visit Lazarus. And the reason he remained two days? The death of Lazarus was “for the glory of God to be revealed”. Death for Him is no obstacle, and Gods Glory is our gift. Scripture saying “he who has the Son has life” and “he who believes in Me shall never die”. Do you believe this?
You see it is to the glory of God to show power over death for us to receive life. It has no dominion and is nothing to be afraid of. But the glory was to show that Jesus Christ did not come to Earth to obtain a resurrection for it was Jesus Christ who told Mary “I am the resurrection” and He proved it by raising Lazarus. This is how he is the same yesterday today and forever. His day has no end.
The point here is that the resurrection is a person and not a place. And even as the resurrection is not an event but a person. All the descriptives of the Eternal Immortal Realm are elements of God broken down for our consumption for us to assimilate, for us to become godly saints. They all Define Immortal Eternal elements not restricted by time or space .
We consume the word of God to be like Him. In this way He is the bread of life come down from heaven. You cannot lay Him out on a timeline to assimilate Him as a series of events on planet earth. No you can only actualize by faith in understanding him one revelation at a time in the spirit of your mind. This is our Transfiguration. (2 Corinthians 3.18) “as by the spirit into the self same image. From the Glory to the Glory”. But you have to see this glory to transform to the glory.
This is why Paul prayed that the eyes of our understanding would be opened, that we may know the hope of our calling, and that we would know the great power that dwells in US that God demonstrated when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him far above all powers and principalities. For those of us who have experienced this power we too are seated far above all powers and principalities we are Resurrected in that day.
So the day of the Lord is not an event but a person. And that person is described in Heavenly Jerusalem as “the Lamb of God” where there’s no need for Sun and Moon “for the lamb is its light”.
Did not John the Baptist say “here comes the Lamb of God that taketh away the sin of the world”? He did not have to become a lamb for his own personal gain but for ours. Everything Christ did was for our gain that we may believe.
Mary was given into a not now but later, next time view, like the second coming concept look at the Lord. She was looking at Him in a flesh covering and said that he was the Christ who was to come into the world, meaning later. She did not “endure as seeing Him who is invisible”. Mary was looking to a future event saying “yes Lord, I know you will raise him up at the last day. And after Mary repeated this three times it was then that Jesus wept. And once again the weeping wasn’t for the death of Lazarus or Christ would have done that when he first heard Lazarus was dying. The Weeping was because Mary could not be convinced that he was the resurrection and to raise Lazarus up to the last day was to raise him in himself.
The two are simultaneous and inseparable as are all the descriptive of God. To be “In Christ” is where all Gods invisible elements are. That Jesus was the resurrection and is the resurrection. This is what the Christ does. It’s because this is who He is and not just something He did or does.
So This is the mistake that Mary made as do many of us. We look at “that day”, we look at “the resurrection” and we look at these various descriptions of the work of God in us and we view them as events to behold to the naked carnal eye. In this we error greatly, for as scripture says “seeing with their eyes they see not, hearing with their ears they hear not, for it is with the heart one must see to hear and to understand the things of God“.
For those who see with their carnal eyes and hear with their carnal ears and expect to get something that way? For them it must be precept upon precept and concept upon concept, line upon line, here a little there a little. Why? For them to fall over backwards to get snared and caught. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God so then those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
But we are those who “live from Faith to faith, and not from one visual event after another. Rather we transform one Revelation at a time.
For Isaiah also said of the Christ “with my dead body they shall arise”. And so we do. This we can only do by faith. We profess this at our baptism that we are raised “in Christ”.
Paul reiterated this saying there’s only one baptism one resurrection and one spirit. And as we’ve stated in the post of Echad that God is one. (Deuteronomy 6.4) Meaning that God is Not defined by a series of events to happen on planet Earth, but a series of Revelations for us to understand him. These revelations are laid out in his word and we call it the bread of life that comes down and gives life to the world”. How? Through the word of God which is the son of God. Our food for our spirit.
It was with Lazarus that the Christ showed His resurrection status before he went to the cross. He said “Mary I am the resurrection”. And it is here we say, He is also “the last day”. He is the Lamb of God that gives a light to that 24-hour day as being the source of radiation of “the light that shines in the heart of every man”.
As Peter instructed we pay attention to the scriptures “as to a light that shines in a dark place. Till the day dawns and The Morning star is raised in our hearts”. This light that “shines in our hearts to bring to light the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ”. He is that light and it shines in our heart, our place of transformation. He is the Morning Star of the new creation. Which creation we are if we are “in Christ”.
So it is here we show that whatever hellish hole you may think you are in, this may be your Patmos, and this too is “for the Glory of God to be revealed” so that you too can be “in the spirit on the Lord’s day” at the exact same time as were Abraham and John and many others.
Christ is “that day” we are talking about which has no clock with no tick tock and no 24 hour increments on 365 day cycles. The place before He said”let there be light” This place we are talking about is not reserved for an end time event or waiting for you to finish off your days on Earth. That is what Mary thought. To be “raised up at the last day” and not to “the last day”. You see if Christ is seated in the heavenlies and you are with Him and “in Him”, there is no other place to be.
So this is our sim duty to God. To reassemble these truths, better yet these revelations, the true reality inside ourselves. This is our transformation. To fulfill the request that Christ made to the Father. “Father, that those whom you have given me may be with Me where I am”. Did the Father reject that request? Did not the Christ say “Father I know that you always hear me”? For “He who spared not His only Son, how shall He not freely give us all things?” And He does. All things are “in Christ”.
And from Hebrews 12.22 “But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels, 23 to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are registered in heaven, to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect”. If you allow it to be so.
The kingdom of God is at hand.
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