- In the beginning God.
God created time specific, spacial creatures when He created man. But of God, these are constructs He is not. Time and space has a start and an end. God is outside of these boundaries. He has none. He designed them for us. And because God is not a time specific, space associated being bound by the elements, He cannot be assimilated that way. He can be assimilated by the spirit in a specific order and He can be understood by the things that are made (Rom 1) but the things that are made of building blocks of the elements subject to time can never be Him because they came after him. He is “thst which is from the beginning.
To change Him from His element of Spirit and truth, is to un-deify Him and reduce Him to a creature. God was before time and is already there after time. His natural element is outside of time. To this we are “the called”. Called to inherit eternity. The boundary free element called the spirit. And because His words are spirit and life. It is in this way that we assimilate and absorb God, to a new realization through a renewed, rescripted mind. We put on word. His Son is Word. We put on word we are “in Christ”.
The crime the Jews were condemned for is spelled out in Romans 1 saying “although they knew God they glorified him not as God and their foolish Hearts were darkened. They turned the glory of the incorruptible God into the image of a coruptible man”. They saw Him as a subject of time locked into time related incidents saying “when does the Kingdom of God appear?” When He is not that construct.
What they were looking for was to have God as a man rule planet earth from the city of Jerusalem. Jerusalem of old was only meant to portray the invisible in a carnal way for our assimulation and understanding. This is why Christ said “My Kingdom is not of this age” to shatter that dillusion because He is not of the elemental building blocks of time and matter. “If my kingdom were of this age I would send a legion of angels to fight but I am not from here”. Meaning, not from time and elements of matter. But many persist in there denial.
Christ also said “the god of this age comes and he has nothing in Me.” The ages and rule of earth are diametrically opposite. The finite verse the infinite. A singularity verse the culmination of the all into One. The “all things become new”. In this way “We are a new creation in Christ ” and need no other renewal.
In the days of Samuel the Israelites asked for a king like the rest of the nation’s and the Lord said to Samuel “they have not rejected you, but they have rejected me to rule over them”. And so they did and today they do. His Kingdom is still not from here, but many persist in their disobedient ways.
Any such notion of God needing to become a man is an insult to His Majesty. To reduce Him to a singularity, a man subject to a calendar and events is to infer that you must go somewhere to see Him when He gets there, like Jerusalem. So they all wait.
Excuse me! To take Him who is everywhere and restrict Him to somewhere He needs to be? As tho He will be a king in a different way? He is already King of kings and Lord of lords and need not implement any new methods to expire the gospel as tho it is insufficient. We are already in the New Covenant era and there is no 3rd covenant nor will there be a re-establishment of the old as if God is fickle. The old was condemned, expired, fufilled and shelved.
If He appeared as a men, would you make an appointment to see Him? You could call His secretary and have your name put on a list? What number in line would you be on the list of a few billion people to see Him? Maybe you could visit Him once every thousand years or so for a cup of tea. An incarnation of that sort is silly, but this is what the second coming purveyors try to convince you. Any such notion of God as man is Satanic to the core. “Taste not, touch not, handle not for these are to perish with using” according to the doctrines of men. The God of this age and the ways of this day has nothing in common with the creator. They are of different elements. One is physically tangible, the other is not. One eternal, the other time sensitive. “While we look not to the things that are seen but the unseen. For the things that are seen are temporary but the things that are unseen are eternal”. So we do.
Even when the “Son did become flesh and dwelled among us”He was not reduced for “in Him dwelleth the fullness of the God head body”. Which is why He could say “I and the Father are one”. He was encompassed by and saturated with something immeasurable, un-seeable and timeless. He never became something He already wasn’t. He just prooved who He is. He was “born a King”. The King of kinhs and the Lptd of lords and need not become something as though He is not complete yet. He just isn’t a king in your understanding so you look for another. He is so much more saying “the Father that dwells in Me does the works”. And “he who has seen me has seen the father”. “I and the Father are one”.
So those who have a time and place sensitive Jesus that still needs to be developed or completed, have the wrong savior. “It is finished” They are waiting for a man and they call it a second coming, a phrase not found once in scripture. They are waiting for a pinpointed date when God already “fills all in all”. Everything everywhere all the time.
God does not need to integrate with creation physically again to do something that has not already been proven done. Oh contrare. At the cross He said “it is finished”. The gospel is complete. It testifies to “Him who is from the beginning”
The victory is the cross. Our old nature is burried there. Our sin is laid there by the working of faith. The road is paved and the path is cleared for full access to our inheritance “in Christ”.
If the Son was a time sensitive, spacial being bound by elements, He could not say “I am with you to the end of the ages”. Lo I am with you always”. “I will never leave you or forsake you”. It is Him who is “The same yesterday, today and eternally”. (Hebrews 13.8) He preceded the day when it was said “let there be light”. And He is the eternal light that invented the 24 hour day intervals, but many reject that light.
This is why John in his first epistle said that “we walk in the light as He is light’. And “if that from the beginning abides in you”. He was speaking of the spirit and not an end time, last days thing at all. That message just leaves you empty, waiting and looking for something that “cometh not with (carnal) observation” as God “stands at the door and knocks. God is not limited. The boundaries are for the human body and “the rulers of this age that come to nothing”. But for those of us who are “in Christ”? We have the mind of Christ. The culmination of the gift. For us the Kingdom of God is now “at hand” in the same form as it was first presented. We have been given the keys, and we have entered in. We sought that which is from the beginning and not an end times thing at all. Our invisible posture and senses in the spirit is contrary to the carnally acertainable. Competing lights.
It is in him we live and dwell and have our being”. If this were not true he would not be God for there would be a place that He was not and a time where He must yet become, and He would not be eternal but have limitations. And this is what the second coming Jesus gospel infers. It presents a Christ who is not Christ yet. He still has work to do. They imagine him coming as a man that must become something as though he is not yet. But it is Christ who “was and is and is to come” and not him who “is not and yet but must become”. He need not become manifest to appease our carnal infatuations.
Christ is the “word became flesh and dwelt among us. He dessed in a time sensitive spacial being momentarily, then discarded that filthy rag as shown in the parable in John 13. He stood up from His (eternal) seat and wrapped Himself in a (earthen) towel, washed the disciples feet, stood back up (arose), disposed of the rag and returned to His natural place in prominence seated in Glory. He then told the disciples “I go to the Father and you see me again no more” speaking if His carnal existence. And the testimony from the Holy Spirit is to convict all of this truth. (John 16.8) We see Him again no more. Meaning in a carnal state. We see Him in spirit and truth. His reality that becomes our reality as we absorb Him through the gospel.
So when we call him King of Kings, and Lord of lords, he is not only in control of the kings and the Lord of the earth even now, but also of all of creation itself. It “was made by Him and for Him and in Him all things exist”. And “all things are held together by the power of His word”. The one He spoke at the beginning of time. He did an eternal work and need not redo something as though He overlooked something . He’s got the whole world in His hands.
In the beginning God. With God there was nothing that was not God. But there was the Son and the Holy Spirit. There was no place without God. To this we “the called out ones” are called to go.
The Greek word interpreted “church”correctly interpreted means “the called out ones”. The eklesia. Called out to be in. Called out of the world to be “In Christ”. To be “In the world but not of the world”. We are elementally different.
We are “begotten by the word of truth to be a kind of first-fruits of His creation”. We are made up of, invisible to the human eyes, building blocks of Spirit and truth. We are “living stones built up of attributes in the spirit to be habitat-ed by God. This is how “we are the temples of God”.
Paul in his discourse to the Galatians said “now after you have known God, or rather are known by God, how is it that you turn again to the weak and beggarly elements, to which you desire again to be in bondage? 10 You observe days and months and seasons and years. 11 I am afraid for you, lest I have labored for you in vain.”
Those people turned back in reliance upon the elements governed by time and discarded the eternal counterpart the elements were suppose to train them for the eternal. Paul explained that “a child differs not from a slave but is under the bondage of elements until faith came. Until they could understand and receive the invisible counterpart. “When that which is perfect has come, that which is in part is done away with”. And so we do.
The old testament Hebrews were called children throughout their wilderness wanderings some 1200 plus times because they did not bridge the gap. They could not enter in. They could not cross over into the spirit. This was the reason Moses was taken up to Mt Nebo to look at the promised land but died there only seeing it afar off. So too the Israelite’s could not enter because “they sought it but not as it were by faith”. They wanted facts made up of elements and time, knowable things experienced by their carnal senses and rejected Him who is invisible. We are those who accept and enter in.