The whole is greater than the sum of all its parts.’
When Christ was on Earth, to the one who is fixiated on Jonah He said of Himself that “A greater than Jonah is here.” And Christ is greater than Jonah because He is greater than all the prophets combined. Of Solomon He said that “a greater than Solomon is here”. And He was greater because Christ was Heir of the promise that Davids Son would be King. Solomon did not fulfill that promise but Christ did. Christ said “In this place a greater than the temple is here”. And we know Christ is the true temple eternal in the heavens constructed with invisible attributes. He is the temple of the living God and proved this by saying “destroy this temple and I will rebuild it in 3 days” speaking of His body. To the lady at the well who asked “are you greater than our father Jacob who dug this well? He showed that not only was He greater than Jacob, but even the well was a prophecy of Christ who said “if you knew who you were talking to, you would ask I would would give you the waters that well up to everlasting life”.
Christ being greater than the law said of the Jews “If I had not come and spoken to them, they would have no sin, but I have spoken to them and now they have no excuse for their sin’ Showing that He was the author of the Law because the law defines sin. Meaning Christ was on Mt Sinai at the burning bush to speak the law. Not only did He speak it but He is it. It was a reflection of His righteousness as He said “Behold the volume of the book (in its totality) is written of Me. I have come to do your will oh God” speaking to the Father of expiring the law “He takes away the first to establish the second”.
When they came to arrest Christ they asked are yoou. He said “I am” showing He was the same “I am” Moses talked to when He asked who was sending Him the Lord replied ” And God said to Moses, “IAM that IAM.” The volume of the book written of Christ, this was Him too.
He is whatever He wants to be and whatever you need. Be it a greater than Jonah, Soloman, the temple or whatever. He is “The fulfiller of all things”. All things are made new “In Christ” in this way. They are set up in the spirit of our minds. The place of our transfiguration. They are re-assembled inside ourselves to be operational.
You see whatever hope or fixation anyone ever had of God was fulfilled “In Christ”. There was an invisible fulfillment of what they thought they needed. And in each case He was standing right there. Even as the disciples were in a panic as their boat rocked. And when they received Christ into their boat? “They were immediately where they wanted to be.” Not in the boat, but “In Christ” not a physical thing but an invisible reality. You see the boat was still in the storm so that didn’t change. It was the understanding that changed. He is the change that guides us through the storms in life who is greater than the boat and the water. The boat is our carnal vessel and the waters is the flow of life.
And if you think about it everything about God is invisible. Everything that is visible is a byproduct of the 6 days of creation and is thereby distinguishable different. That distinguishably different realm is Holy and Holy means invisible.
And all things were made by His invisible Word. “God said let there be… and it was so. From Hebrews 11.3By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible”.
So why is it we put our trust in the tangible? The point is Christ came to expire all the tangible things that people put His name on. So whatever object you put your hope in can only be done when the object is placed correctly “in Christ”. For all things are hidden “In Christ” because they are not carnally seen or assimilated”. And for those of us who know? We are hidden in Christ too? We see our inheritance here. Where? In Christ. And because it is invisible it is easy to hide it in plain sight. This is why “the Kingdom of God is at hand”, because it is hidden “in Christ”. And you can only see these things if you have entered in. Are you “In Christ”? How do you know? I mean I know when I am in my home. I know when I am at the store I can see it. How do you know you are In Christ? You seen the things that are there. For the elect we see what is here. Just as John was in a hell hole called Patmos, and simultaneously “in the Spirit in “The Lords Day” at the same time. So we can be here and there at the same time also.
Attention: If you are in limbo waiting for a second coming you cannot perceive what we are talking about because the 2nd coming is an expectation of a carnal fest to appease your man. In doing so they deny Him for He is standing right here. “Behold I stand at the door and knock”.
You see when Paul said “Old things have passed away, all things have become new” speaking in past tense. Not future tense like the next Jesus but “old things have passed away”. This is what that means.
If we don’t learn how to expire these articles in the heavenlies they
become idolatrous notions that keep us out of the invisible “Kingdom of God At Hand”. If you are waiting for a physical Jesus to bring you physical things you have been robbed of what we are talking about. You cannot have the gift of God in Christ and an expectation of getting the gift at a second coming at the same time.
And whatever your fixation may be? A greater than that is He because “the sum of all the parts is greater than the parts” and “in him dwells the fullness of the godhead body”. The concepts we saw in Jonah and Solomon and the law and the prophets broken down in however you can Define or describe them, have been fulfilled in Christ because yes the sum of all things is greater than the breakdown of all things and that’s all the law and Prophets wa. It was a breakdown of the invisible into carnal concepts only for our understanding of who God is. That is what all scripture is for. For you to interact with the living God.
And since all things are in Christ because he is the sum of all these things, anybody and everybody who’s looking for a person a place or a thing or a feast or an article or any one of these things in their various combinations is looking to the wrong things because all things have their fulfillment in Christ. This is why Paul could say “All Things become old and all things have become new” because the New Covenant being instituted is based around a better Covenant with better promises because the New Covenant is not the breakdown but a collection of all these things. It is the Gathering Together in one all things in Christ that were broken down and dispensed in time.
Once again the sum of all things is greater then each one of its individual parts and Christ has the godhead body. He is complete in Him. And in giving us these things, if we accept them then we too are complete in him and need no other form of completion. The Son said “it is done” and it is done.
All lower-level carnal fixations of things of God are just detainment centers if you cannot expire them in your mind. So with each one of these affixiation Christ claimed each one of them. Not one iota or one jot or one Tittle would be left remaining for a second coming. To the Pharisee he said I am. Claiming the I am on Mount Nebo with Moses. To the same group he said Abraham rejoiced to see my day and saw it and was glad showing did it too has no carnal fulfillment. To Nathaniel he was the Christ the son of the Living God. Meaning the embodiment of him who is invisible. Being the word that became flesh temporarily but flesh is not as natural composition. When he rode into Jerusalem on the foal of a cult he was claiming to be Shiloh. To John the Baptist he was introduced as the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world. And in so doing he expired all the previous regulation and rituals. When Christ was on the cross it was the temple in Jerusalem that was ripped to top and bottom showing its usefulness expired and became unprofitable and unusable. To the woman at the well he said “the time that is coming now is” showing the time that is coming is a Timeless piece insertable anywhere everywhere all the time to the one who has faith. For the time that is coming now is because the time that is coming always was.
Christ departed not to the father till all these things were raised up in himself. For even as he said to Mary, Mary I am the resurrection showing that anybody who’s looking for a carnal Resurrection is looking for a part of the whole and not accepting the whole. A future resurrection of the carnal body is just a religious mindset that detains those from moving forward. So for those who know that Elijah has come if they are able to receive that they learn that they are able to receive very many things. And for those of us who know we can receive everything for “all the promises of God are yes and amen in Christ”. He is the place of fulfillment of all things. And because he is the place not being a place on Earth but a place in the spirit this is why we associate with his death through baptism that we can associate with his life, his newness of life and need no other Resurrection. If this were not true Paul would not say “since we are risen in Christ, meaning you have your Resurrection, seek the things that are above”. And this is what we do. We take all the elements and artifacts and not set them before us for a fulfillment on Earth of a future time, but we raise them up in our understanding and expire them in our thinking, in the spirit of our mind so that “the time that is coming now is” for us.
The main point here is whether it was Solomon or Jonah or the temple or whatever they were looking to that was greater than Christ never going to do a future fulfillment. Of the woman at the well I know when the Christ comes he will tell us all things, and he did come in he did tell us all things. He never alluded to another land or another city or another Temple. He never spoke of any Kingdom but “the Kingdom at hand”. and he never passed the buck. “All the law and the prophets were till Christ” now there’s nothing left to say. And as Yahweh, the Lord was seen with Moses whom he asked what his name was in the Lord said I am… Meaning fill in the blank and Christ does the same thing did he not say to the Pharisees I am. One and the same the Fulfillment of all things
The sum of all these things, is to collect these things in ourselves so that in us God will be greater than the parts. We then expire the verse that says “greater works shall you do”. And so we do.
The Lord said of David, ‘Whereas it was in your heart to build a temple for My name, you did well that it was in your heart. (1 Kings 8.18)
I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after My own heart, who will do all My will.’
David did well that it was in his heart to build Gods things. And the same is true for us. That is because the kingdom cannot be built on Earth and correctly house God. The only place this construction takes place is inside of us. In the heart.
Even as the law states “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.“And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart.
That in the consumation of the fullness of time God would gather together in one all things “in Christ”. That we would take these things and assemble them. Where? In your heart.
And so the construction place being in our heart and the building blocks are not things of time and matter but eternity. Christ 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 with him”. Then think it not strange that it needs to be built not in a carnal way like they call a second coming. That City and that time can never house God. Flat-out cannot contain eternity.
All The Heavens and the heavens of Heavens cannot contain God so what makes us think we can pinpoint him to a place in time in a city on earth on a specific day to a specific people to contain God. What a Blasphemous thought. To them God and His Son are limited. They cannot have The gift of God in Christ because they cannot see Him. They wait for another savior. They have been robbed of their inheritance instituted by the shed blood by the lamb of God that established the New Covenant now in effect. They revert back to the old. They, like their predecessors of old, the Jews, look for a kingdom that comes with carnal observation when the kingdom of God is within you. In your heart. (Luke 17.22)
The dispersia are not the people of God so much but the things of God dispensed in scripture and laid out on a timeline called the Feasts of God. And” in the Consumation of the fullness of time God gathers together in one all things in Christ. Whether things in Heaven or earth in Him”. This is why Christ came to fulfill and expire all things in Himself. “Old things pass away and all things are new in Christ”. And they are always new because the eternal can never get old. The ubiquitous person “in Christ” and not a carnal place where things get old and die.
Even as the Holy Spirit, the invisible female part of the God head in Christ, of whom “in Him dwells the fullness of the God head body, She said “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hengathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing!”
Today many still resist the gathering and ascribe it also to a day and a place in time on planet earth and go astray in their heart, the place for these things to be built. Woe is them!
In this way He is the bread of life in the spirit. His words are spirit and life, but carnal flesh and blood does not inherit the Kingdom. But the elect do. We have it now. “We have been given everything that pertains to life and godliness through the knowledge of Him who calls us”. What more can He do for you? He has given us every spiritual blessing in Christ “. We now have everything to enjoy what the Godhead does. How? By building and establishing these invisible building blocks where? In our hearts.
The things that were broken down for our understanding and dispensed, being dispersed in a timely fashion are these various invisible concepts that are naturally “in Christ”. They are dispensed like a prescription and when we injest it spiritually, it cures us. Christ said “My words are spirit and life”.
For all the law and the prophets from Moses to the carnal replica of Gods city, the city of David, and the carnal replica of Gods Son, Solomon, meaning “Son of Peace” in the city of peace, Jerusalem.
But “we look to the city whose builder and maker is God and we know those who said “Son of David have mercy on us” was speaking of the The Son of God in the City of God built in the heart of David called “Heavenly Jerusalem ” which “comes down of God from Heaven “. Made of Gods invisible attributes of invisible things in the spirit. Made not of earthen rocks. But we are living stones assembled together a habitation of God in the spirit. [1 Peter 1]
For the 2nd coming seekers today? “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hengathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing! This is true again today.
So the gospel message that was broken down between the figures of Moses and Solomon has shown its conclusion because Solomon having assembled everything repeated The Works of his father and upon doing so at the 7th Feast of the seventh month having dispensed and dispersed all these things to the people of God sent them on their way. They all went home the year was over all the feasts were completed, the city was assembled there’s nothing left to say. That was the Gospel message laid out over centuries that are fulfilled not in Soloman but “in Christ”. He is all these things and more. Christ is the culmination of all these things. The collection of all the law and the prophets. Expired, caput, done shelved and put away in Christ all things are new in Christ in this way and never had their rightly estate on planet Earth. They were silly play things. For us, we fulfill the verse that says “when that which is perfect has come, that which is in part is done away with” and “When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things”. The play things of the old have been sown in our hearts and raised in understanding for our perfection. For even the gifts given for growth are just play things saying “But whether there areprophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.” So even prophecies are just pieces to be reassembled in the spirit.
The Law and the prophets displayed Gods things in pieces. Being reassembled in the spirit of our minds is to be perfect in understanding . We understand the conclusion of all things. Having the mind of Christ, we know all things”
To think that the earthen replicates are holy becomes idolatrous notions and blasphemous. It spits in the face of the blood of the lamb. Hebrews says that “as long as the first remains standing, the way into the Holiest is not yet available “. And so these hold on to the old and reject the New even till today. Jerusalem that comes down of God from Heaven? Or the one on earth. And as Christ said “I will never leave you or forsake you” you think that He is gone and must come back? You rejected Him because you don’t accept Him as He is. “Eternal, immortal and invisible, the only wise God. To Him be the Glory in this age and every age. Amen”.
And of the second coming Seekers? You are not mindful of the things of God but the things of men. For the things of men are an abomination in the sight of God”. And that is what the expectation of the second coming Seekers is all about. It’s a monstrous Abomination to think that God will occupy Earth and Humanity in that way over. It is a monstrous lie if possible to deceive the elect.
Just as Paul had to transition from being a Pharisee. So too we have to transition from being a second coming Seeker. The Jews physical expectation of a king and the 2nd coming seekers are both one and the same lie. Both came out of a dark hole of carnal confussion.
Today we have no gathering but a continual fracturing of the things of God into more and more denominations and cults. But yo the elect?
As always and eternal true, without delay or have time events called “the tribulation ” The Kingdom of God is now and Forever At Hand
The scripture say that Christ was born King. He did not have to earn that right and He did not have to go to school to learn this right. He was “born King”. And he was born a king, but not any King, but the King of Kings. It is because He was Word of the Father, His express image before He became flesh and dwelt among us, that He is King because He is the true heir of all that the Father has, being His invisible attributes and Kingdom that is “not of this age”. This is what qualifies Him to be King. And not some supposed king of the Jews, but “KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS”. And for that matter the one and only true exact image of the Father. Even as He stated during His short tenor on earth “I and the Father are one”. Totally congruent and inseparable as are all the lower level carnal representations meant only to teach us of God. What we see in the old law and the prophets and throughout the new covenant that we learn to raise up to their proper domain “in spirit and truth” in our understanding.
It was pilot who asked him “are you the king of his Jews” to which he said “it is as you say”. When pressed on this issue He did not deny He was King. He just answered and said “my kingdom is not of this age for if my kingdom was of this age I would send Legions and they would fight for me but my kingdom is not from here”. For us who know, He was speaking about His Throne eternal in the heavens. Not of the created realm. Not of this world.
You see Christ as king is of a kingdom that precedes and supersedes and completely permeates all ages. For “it is In Him we live and dwell and have our existence.” He does not have to become of earn anything or it could not be said of Him that “He is the same yesterday and today”. You see He is an unchangeable timeless reality that exist only in spirit and truth. As a matter of fact, if you erase all the creation of the 1st 6 days, be it the earth, the heavens and all the stars and galaxies plants and animals. And even the invisible angels, powers and principalities and rulers of darkness are under His domain or He would not be the same, and He would not be “King of kings and Lord of Lords” for there would be a power out of His control.
When God first made things after each day He looked at what He did and said “it is good”. And upon the completion of all things on the 6th and final day He said “it was good” then He thought of all the variables and all the possibilities of all the entities he had made including angels and men, then He said “It is very good”. Like looking at a big chess board He played out every scenario and every move that anything of all creation,man and angels could say do or think and God said to Himself “I have this in control”. “I got this”.
God is not looking down on planet earth, wringing His hands wondering how He is going to regain control and wrap this up age. Everything is meticulously laid out according to His standard of perfection that is far above our comprehension, as are all the mysteries of God. This is why we learn only by revelation. For the time has come when I will tell you plainly about the Father”. And so He does and He does not need the old covenant law or prophets to do so. This greater salvation we talk about exists only in spirit and truth, which is our calling.
We who are joint heirs and of those who are “least in the Kingdom are greater than all the law and prophets” it is us who can connect the dots to help you understand the things that were seen dimly that the prophets could only elude to. We clarify what they were trying to convey in their carnal nature to those with a carnal nature. But we are born from above of word and spirit to occupy the heavenlies. Christ told the disciples “many righteous men and the Prophets have desired to see what you see, and hear what you hear and could not. We are the elect who know these things. And we see God face to face because Christ said “he who has seen Me has seen the Father”. That is us the elect of God. This is our rightful due gifted to us from the Father and paid for by the blood of Christ through the eternal spirit of things that are now in force. Something that another Jesus cannot do. He still needs to become king. Poor guy. And he is relying on the Jews of our day to pull this off. Woe are those who have that savior. He needs a lot of help. It is an insult to the living God. we gladly except the gift of God in Christ Jesus. God Himself
Daniel said this of Christ that “He raises up Kings and brings down Kings and gives wisdom to the wise”. Showing that His type of Kingship and Kingdom was above creation because he could orchestrate all the kingdoms of the earth like a chess player does with the pieces on a board.
Romans 9.17 For the Scripture says to the Pharaoh, “For this very purpose I have raised you up, that I may show My power in you, and that My name may be declared in all the earth.”[g]18 Therefore He has mercy on whom He wills, and whom He wills He hardens.
Yes Christ was born King and once again he did not have to earn this right for this reason he came into the world and he set the record straight. He is the king that laid aside his deity to come and retrieve his disciples. And in John 13 He displays this very well.3 Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come from God and was going to God, 4 rose from supper and laid aside His (Royal)garments, took a towel (a rag we call the flesh) and girded Himself. 5 After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded.12 So when He had washed their feet, taken His (Royal) garments, and sat down again, He said to them, “Do you know what I have done to you?
To this we say yes. You Lord have just shown us your eschatology. You have shown us your end time scenario. You became flesh and dwelled among us. You finished all the law and the prophets, you established the new covenant, your last work on earth. Why? “Because I go to My Father and you see Menomore” (like a second coming) And being assured that you have granted the elect access to your “Kingdom at Hand” being at our proverbial fingertips. And because “You are the way to the Father”, We follow you Lord and fulfill your prayer to the Father of Glories saying “Father, that they whom you have given me may be with Me where I am. To behold My glory that the world may know. And Father. The glory you have given Me I have given them. That they may be one as we are one. So we are. We are as one as Christ who said “I and the Father are one. So we too join these.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, (Hebrews 12.22+) we are part of the symposium of the many, the congruence into one. Reconciled to the Father as Paul pleaded “Be ye reconciled to the Father. God was In Christ reconciling the world to Himself and has given us this ministry of reconciliation.
Boom! That is the whole purpose of our sojourn-ship here on earth. It is to reach this point, our purpose, our goal and the conclusion of the gospel. 13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; To become godly. Godlike. Like God.
Who does the Father of spirits begat? Invisible ones. Paul said “we are sown a physical body and raised a spiritual one” this is us. Who does the Father of Glories begat? Glories like Himself. We are the Glories glorified with the Father seated at His own right hand. Bone of His bone and flesh of His flesh born of the spirit and word to be “a kind of firstfruits of His creation”. Not a 6 day creation but an eternal one clothed in the very invisible attributes of the invisible God. We have learned to “put on Christ” in this way. We put off the old at baptism by the working of faith and are raised in newness of life also by faith. We who have begun in the spirit perfect nothing in the old creation. It is from faith to faith. And you know what? Each and every transition happens by the Holy Spirit in the twinkling of an eye. Completely un-decernable to the human senses. We have ears to hear and eyes to see of another nature to understand this.
So here is something we have to say about him who was born King. He was also born many other things. He did not have to earn a right or to become something as though he was not for “Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”
With Mary she said yes Lord I know that you will raise him up on the last day, speaking about Lazarus. And Christ reply to her? “Mary I am the resurrection”. It is not an event or a series of events like the 2nd coming seekers suppose. The resurrection is a person. Which is why paul said “since you are raised with Christ, seek the things above”. His things. And “Since we were buried with Him in death by baptist. We are also raised with Him to newness of life. As Isaiah put it “With My dead body they shall arise”, and so we did.
So Christ could have also told Mary, I am not just the resurrection. I am also the last day”. Just as He said to the Pharisees “Abraham rejoiced to see My Day. He saw it and was glad”. Christ is that day. Because even as we define an earthen day by the sun with 24 hour increments, The Lords day is lit by the light of the lamb and has no need for the sun or the moon. In whom is no darkness at all. No nights. This is how we walk in the light as He is in the light. Because He is that light. He is the radiance of God. He is the Glory of God. He wears it for our transfiguration (2 Corinthians 3.18). The source of all light. The light Paul encountered on the road to Emaus being “7 times brighter than the sun”. Have you had this encounter? It is the only true light that shines in the heart of every man (John 1)
So for those who are waiting for the “day of the lord” to appear as defined by the sun, as if God is on hold, as if God is limited to these, don’t understand what the true day is. It is the day “in Christ”. And if “we walk in the light as He is light”, we are in that day. Wasn’t it the condemnation to those under the law stuck in the wilderness who rejected this call with the Lord saying of His Sabbath, His day without 24 hour increments, His day that has no night, The Lords day, The day of The Lord:
4 Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it. 2 For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; but the word which they heard did not profit them,[a] not being mixed with faith in those who heard it.3 For we who have believed do enter that rest, as He has said:
“So I swore in My wrath, ‘They shall not enter My rest,’”[b]
although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. 4 For He has spoken in a certain place of the seventh day in this way: “And God rested on the seventh day from all His works”; [c]5 and again in this place:“They shall not enter My rest.”
You see there are many that thought that when Christ came into the world he had to earn something in order to be something. So they don’t think anybody was raised from the dead until Christ was raised from the dead first. But he showed himself as the resurrection before he ever went to the Cross showing for us that he did not have to become anything for the Eternal one cannot change and cannot earn he already owns.
You see there was never a person a place a provision or a promise from God that Christ was not. Why? Because Christ is the Fulfillment of all things. Be at Shiloh, be at the son of David, be it that prophet, be at that Messiah, being the high priest in the order of Melchizedek be it “that day”. These are all just descriptive of Himself, there is no provision from the father that is not Christ. Everything they were looking for was wrapped up into the person people call Jesus Christ.
Scripture says that “in him, meaning Christ, dwells the fullness of the godhead body”. That is why “all things are in Christ”
Scripture says of Christ that he comes and his reward is with him. That is because the reward is himself. With Moses he had asked the Lord what should I tell the people whom you are who sent me. The Lord replied tell him that I am. Meaning I am fill in the blank. Whatever they were looking for in whatever they needed they would find in the sun who’s a duplicate of the father. Even as with the disciples when they were on the boat in the waters got choppy and Rocky to where they thought they would die, as soon as they received Christ into their boat, their vessel, they found out they were already where they needed to be. They just needed a renewed understanding as do some of us. The disciples were confused when they were in the boat but as soon as they were in Christ there was nothing confusing at all. End of The Great I Am? When the Pharisees were inquiring him as to who he was he said that “I am”. When the soldiers that came with Judas to take Christ he said the same words I am in the men fell over backwards.
There are many caught up in and infatuated with the Jerusalem of our day. They anticipate the Messiah and King to come back and live in their city after they have it refurbished for Him. They say “we have a chief cornerstone ready to lay”. We have found a red heifer and are ready to commense the sacrifices to please our king.
Hebrews 1.1 God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, 2 has in these last days spoken to us by His Son,”
God has had His final say through His Son. All we can do now is repeat it. This is the Gospel. The good news. To repeat the things They said.
The old way of the prophets has been superseded. Christ fulfilled the old style prophets. Out with the old, in with the new. The prophets were for the times past, meaning the old Covenant, these last days are for Gods Son. “These last days He has spoken by His son”. Enter the New Covenant.
In previous posts we explained the law is fulfilled, completed and expired. “The law was added till faith comes” and “when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth His Son born of a woman to redeem those born under the law”. It’s over. The Ministers of that law were the prophets. God used the prophets to speak to those who were under the first Covenant called the law. This is what they were trained for. The old covenant law. But because the law is done being in-efficacious because of those who lived by the law, there is none that please God “no not one is righteous” (Rom 3.10). The law was given “to make sin exceedingly sinful” and Christ takes away sin. So too with sin and the covenant of death called the law, He dealt it a final blow by nailing the law to the cross. The prophets have no Old Testament to serve. “For by that one act (the cross) He has perfected forever those who come to Him.” End of story. End of that Covenant and begin anew. New Covenant.
The law was a curse as it is written “cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”. And Christ did that for us. He took on our curse and crown of thorns. He neutralized the Mosaic law at the cross and exchanged it for eternal life. Blessing for the curse, life for death, sin as defined by the law is traded in for Gods righteousness by faith in Christ.
“Therefore do not neglect such a great salvation that was first spoken by the Lord (after the law and prophets were expired) and confirmed to those who heard it”. What Christ spoke supersedes the law. Why? Because all the law and the prophets were till Christ. The Son has spoken. He is the “Lo the volume of the book is written of Me” and Christ has fulfilled and expired the purpose of the law and the prophets that was added till faith comes. That kingdom expired and “the Kingdom of God is at hand”, that is for those willing to except the New law the New Land and the New Kingdom of The New Covenant with the New prophet and New Law giver which is Christ. He is all these things and more.
All things are new in Christ in this way, the new and living way that is diametrically opposite of the Old Covenant Law that was instituted with Moses to bring about condemnation and death associated with sin and all the sacrifices. To expose the walking dead and the whited sepulchers who are revisiting us even in our day. They were shelved by Christ who filled them to the Full to bring about eternal life, to as many as receive Him. Every testimony from the old was speaking of the Christ of the cross who is The New Testimony with the proof of His blood. God is not going to rebuild the old. Flesh and blood does not inherit the Kingdom of God In Christ, but the renewed mind of the spirit does. Even Paul said “if I rebuild the things that were destroyed, I make myself a transgressor. Why would you want to go back into that cave? That is what the law is. An empty tomb with only an inverted negative of Him who occupied it. The stone has been rolled away.
How many of the prophets did Christ fulfill and replace? All of them. God has spoken through His Son and need not say or do anything else. All the articles of the old served their purpose till Christ. Be it the laws of that culture. The language, the piece of land, the city, the buildings, ark, tabernacle, feasts, prophets and priests. Christ is all in all and through all” and need not an address or zip code.
We are no longer waiting for a Messiah in some carnal city some call modern day Israel, Jerusalem and the Jew. They are props of the old dead way. And to start up the sacrifices and feasts is blasphemous. We feast at the cross. Those are old fulfilled concepts whose reality is only in spirit and truth. You reject Christ by going back to the old. You misunderstand Gods Word and re-implement expired and fulfilled scripture. In your ignorance you resurrect bygone policies and re-inhabit the old, expired, condemned practices and place that will be met with the same demise as the Jews of old if rebuilt and re-established. The demise was Condemnation. Because “the day that is coming now is when you will not worship the Father in Jerusalem but spirit and truth”. (John 4.21-24). That verse is still in force. “Today is the day of salvation” in the “New and living way”. The old produced the dead. Today is the day and now is the time for the conclusion of the gospel.
The kingdom at hand was never retracted. They rejected the invisible chief cornerstone in that day and again today. A 2000 plus year time delay makes God and His Son a liar… or the purveyors of the 2nd coming, a saying not found once in scripture. I defy you to Find that saying in scripture once.
There is not another great act of God to fix you but the gospel which is “the power of God for salvation on all and to all who believe”. God has given us everything that pertains to life and godliness. He has given us every blessing in Christ. For Him to reappear as a man has no value. “We knew Christ once in the flesh but henceforth no more”.
The gospel is the conduit to convey these things. Our invisible imbecilic cord to our invisible inheritance of the invisible God we acquire by faith. Which is our invisible response to the invisible God. That is right. From faith to faith. “While we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary (not eternal), but the things which are not seen are eternal” (2 Cor 4.18). From “God who gives life to the dead and calls those things that do not exist as though they do” (Rom 4.17). And you know what? They do even if you don’t see it which is why you have to believe it. It arrives no other way but by faith. From faith to faith as by the spirit. “We look to the city whose builder and maker is God built of His invisible composition in His time frame called eternity, and not one on earth subjected to the temporary days of 24 hour increments. For God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. No nights no shadow of turning.
And so we who accept this are the elect. The rest are hardened (Rom 11.7. Yes, even in and especially in our day there is a lot of hard headed deniers. But God has spoken. End of story. End of history, His-story.
For us who are in Christ, “the works are finished from the foundations of the world”. To this we enter in. Old things have past away, all things have become new in this manner period. We who are mature in faith have exercised our senses to separate good from evil, old and new. The faith that moves mountains moved Sinai as far as the east from the west, with all the law, feasts, articles, priests and prophets. Condemnation is a product of sin defined by the Old Testament Law. But there is no condemnation to those who are in Christ who walk not by the mandates of the law, but of the spirit. For the law of the spirit of life in Christ has set me free from the law of sin and death.” That is why he who sins has neither seen Him or known Him. (1John 3.6) Those under the old reject the new.
So now “there is one mediator (not many prophets) between God and man the man Christ Jesus”. He is the (sole) mediator (not the prophets , messengers or angels) of a better Covenant founded on better promises. The New Covenant. And because there is only “one mediator between God and man the man Christ Jesus”. Why? Because He is the only begotten of the Father, being uniquely God and man, this qualifies Him to do so. For He has not put the age to come (New Covenant) of which we speak in subjection to the prophets, the old messengers or angels. (Hebrews 2.1)
So the prophets are now unnecessary. We who are least in the Kingdom are greater than John. And for that manner any and all the prophets because our Kingdom is not from here. They were trained in the law to speak to carnal man, on behalf of those under the law. Because “the law made nothing perfect, “but the bringing in of a better hope did” (past tense).The law was added till faith came and in the fullness of time God sent forth His Son born from a woman to redeem those born under jurisdiction of the law and regulated by the prophets. Without that law, the prophets have nothing to say of any authority to us of the new and living way today. Because they spoke old covenant nomenclature to an expired system of bygone days. God only spoke to the people in parables and “without a parable spake He not t the people”. The law and the prophets were The parables. They were visible toys teaching invisible principles, places and things which is why Israel was called children over 1000 times in the Old Covenant. They never transfigured those objects into the spirit. Moses was instructed to “make all things according to the pattern you saw on the mountain”. The place he encountered the invisible God Head.
“All the law and the prophets were till John”. That is it. The prophets spoke condemnation, sin and judgement. Without the law there is no condemnation. The assembly line of death was broken with the carnal appearing of Gods Son. Man can speak to men but because Christ is God and man he is the only one uniquely qualified to be the mediator of “the New Covenant now in force”. Something none of His predecessors could do.
“Christ appeared and took away the first to establish the second”. “He condemned the covenant of sin in the flesh”. That is why “their is no condemnation to those who walk not in the old letter of the law but the law of the spirit”. (Romans 8) The old wine is not better. One covenant replaces another and the messengers of the first have no voice in the New Covenant now in force with the shedding of the blood of Christ.
Even as the Lord said to Moses “I will raise up for them a Prophet like you from among their brethren, and will put My words in His mouth, and He shall speak to them ALL that I command Him.” Christ is that prophet who “speaks All THINGS” and needs no help. Even Moses knew the weakness of his contemporaries. Christ does not receive the testimony of men. He is the one that precedes and supersedes the law that was added till faith came. The prophets spoke to carnal man in a linear fashion of future events to appear to the human eyes laid out on a calendar which culminates with the expectation of a visual king in an earthen city for which they were condemned for. Even John in prison sent asking are you the coming one or do we seek another? And with these words condemning himself and the purpose of the prophets born of women. For this John was beheaded. The prophets are no longer the head of the body. Christ is. He is our mind and mouth.
Paul quotes his new source here “11 But I make known to you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man. 12 For I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through the revelation of Jesus Christ.” Paul had to throw away what he knew as a Jew that alleged him to the brood of vipers.
And Paul again. For if I build again those things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor. (old covenant practices) 19 For I through the law died to the law that I might live to God. 20 I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. 21 I do not set aside the grace of God (to re-implement law); for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died in vain.” And we will add; if bringing about the old law, prophets, practises, principles and places for one last hoorah called the 2nd coming pleases God, in His hypocrisy He condemned, fulfilled and put out of business the last culture that did that as useless. What value would it be to rebuild that? Wouldn’t He owe the culture of old an apology?
The old way of the prophets has been superseded. Christ fulfilled the old style prophets. Out with the old, in with the new. The prophets were for the times past, these last days are for Gods Son. And His words have gone out to the end of the ages. It is called the Gospel.
The next speaking of the Son? Hebrews 12. 25 See that you do not refuse Him who speaks. For if they did not escape who refused Him who spoke on earth, much more shall we not escape if we turn away from Him who speaks from heaven, 26 whose voice then shook the earth; but now He has promised, saying, “Yet once more I shake[h]not only the earth, but also heaven.”[i]27 Now this, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain.” To this 2 Peter agrees; 10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.[c]11 Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, 12 looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat?
No thousand year reign. No earthly city, articles, feasts or any other relics of old. Those are parables, shadows and images for instructive purposes only to understand the invisible.That is the last thing left to say. No other great works have been left to be done or redone. The Son is seated waiting for the last of the elect. At the cross He said “it is finished”. Through that one act we overcome all obstacles. The next observable event? The shaking and the fervent heat. And the destruction of wicked men
“The law was added till Faith Comes”. (Galatians 3.19)
The law was not part of God’s original plan so you should not be surprised that it is not part of the conclusion or the culmination. The law was created to be a containment center for servants and a learning center for those who would be heirs of faith as spelled out in Galatians chapter 4, However it was not part of the original plan. We had to be redeemed from it.
Paul said he did not know sin except by The law. The law came and worked all manner of desire in him and slew him. For carnal man the law kills and therefor is called “The gospel of death written and engraved on stones” 2 Corinthians 3. This is why the law was added. “To make sin exceedingly sinful”.
So when does this temporary fix called the law and prophets end? With Christ. Galatians 4.4 But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born[a] of a woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those who were under the law, “.
And This already happened thereby rendering the law with all the buildings, articles, feasts and city are now unnecessary. They were all dependant upon each other as a nation that displayed shadows and images in countrasts of the invisible things of God. Even as “Heavenly Jerusalem comes down of God from Heaven” being the Kingdom from before the foundations of the world. The law was added till faith comes bearing a counter resemblance as were all the artifacts expired with the old covenant. Faith came and all the law and prophets were till Christ. They are now fulfilled and expired. One kingdom expired and “the Kingdom of God is at hand”.
Because of this we have the New Covenant which is written and engraved not on tablets stones but on our hearts, God’s living stones. As Peter said “we are living stones”. We exchange the visible for the invisible. As Paul put it “sown corruptible, raised incorruptible. Sown a physical thing, raised a spiritual one. “Each one in their own order and not at a culmination called the end.