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. he is the fulfillment in the conclusion of everything they had to say.
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 see 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” and “lo I am with you throughout the ages”.
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 heavens of our minds 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, they have been fulfilled “in Christ” because yes the sum of all things is greater than the breakdown of all things, and that’s what all the law and Prophets was, past tense. 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 new “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” (past tense) 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 is the collection of the Godhead body. He is complete in Him. With Him 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 that “The Lord’s Day” was something Abraham was a part of. 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 regulations and rituals with that old Covenant. 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 to anyone, 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 to be with a physical God is just a religious mindset that detains those from moving forward into “spirit and truth, for the Father seeketh such”.
So for those who know that Elijah has come if they are able to receive that and they learn that they are able to receive very many things. How about you? 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”. This is what we do. We take all the elements and artifacts and set them NOT 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 who said “I know when the Christ comes he will tell us all things”. Christ said to her “I am He, and he did come and he did tell us all things. He never alluded to another land or another city or another Earthen Temple. He never spoke of any Kingdom but “the Kingdom at hand” already open for busy.
“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, I am that too. 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 only thing that isn’t expired is the invitation to enter in. This is now the Gospel.
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.
“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.
Christ came to complete the Law. To satisfy the demands of the Law. To silence the law. To fulfill the Law. To put it to rest. To expire and shelve the old testament law with all its necessary mechanisms of implementation including the prophets, the priests, the feasts, the tabernacle. The whole government and culture having served their purpose of portraying a physical representation of “the Kingdom of God”. Having failed miserably the stewardship of these things has been given to another and the previous one judged “till not one stone shall be left upon another”. And “on them was laid all the blood of the prophets who were slain from Righteous Abel to Zachariah”. Why? To judge, condemn, put out of business and expire the old and make way for the New. The New Covenant with all its articles for implementation of “the New and Living way” now in effect with the blood of Christ. The old wine for New. The old is eternally fulfilled, expired and shelved. Hebrews 8.13 In that He says, “A newcovenant,” He has made the first obsolete”. This is what “fulfilled” means.
Kind of like with a prescription. You go to the pharmacy they read your prescription and they fill it. When you use that bottle up if that was all your prescribed, you could not refill it. Your prescription had been fulfilled. You have not been prescribed anymore. You got your last filling. It’s done. So too with the Old Covenant. When the fullness of time had come, God sent forth His Son born of women, to redeem those who were born under the law.” That event is History. All the law and the prophets are till John. Now the (true) Kingdom is preached and all are entering. And since that culture was annihilated, because they rejected Christ saying “He is not our King” and having received the judgment due their crime of rejecting an egternal King, they received an eternal penalty. And if God restores that kingdom? He owes the last Jewish culture a big apology.
Christ spoke a parable of Jerusalem saying “He was hungry. 13 And seeing from afar a fig tree having leaves, He went to see if perhaps He would find something on it. When He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. 14 In response Jesus said to it, “Let no one eat fruit from you ever again.” Period Ever again! Why? because “There was none righteous, no not one”.
We can also see another analogy or parable with a prescription when it is said that it has expired. Meaning that you have kept it past its useful period and now it is no good. That is why Paul said he was alive once without the law, but when the law came sin revived and I died. I see then that the law is good, but the way to keep the law is not in me. So the purpose of the law is to kill us so that we may have eternal life. But once we have died to the law, we are freed to live to God. You cannot do both at the same time. When we are free from the law, to go back to it is like going back to prison for a crime to re-serve the term. It’s called double jeopardy. The penalty of the crime was already paid by Christ. “On Him was laid the iniquity of us all. We are lo longer held accountable for the crime. We are free from the law, the short comings and the penalties. We are “a free man”. And the law of the spirit of life in Christ has set me free from the law of sin and death” in this way.
The law with all its articles, sacrifices, feasts and such serve me no purpose. The law has been fulfilled in Christ for my freedom. He who the Son sets freed is truly free.
Christ came to fulfill all the law and the prophets. And if He returned to the father leaving any iota, or tittle of the law and the prophets unfulfilled then he did not accomplish his task. And He could not say it has been fulfilled. He could not enact the New Covenant. And Paul could not have said “old things have past away, all things become new”.
In the same way, the law has no future bearing on us. The Law, the testament, the prophets the feasts the buildings, people and city being each dependant upon each other to represent a culture, are eternally expired. That is Gods trademark. He doesn’t do things twice as though He forgot something or changed His mind. “Of whom there is no variableness nor shadow of turning”. That culture was laid flat. It is established “in Christ”. Nothing was left undone or unfulfilled.
Like a concrete foundation for a building project the law is laid first. To lay it to rest. It is a platform for “Christ the Chief Cornerstone” and us “as living stones built together a habitation for God in the spirit”. The law laid is a firm foundation for us to stand on. Firm, meaning irrefutable unmovable, un-erasable. You could say the Law is set in eternal concrete. That is why Heavenly Jerusalem is described as setting on the works of the apostles and the prophets with Christ our cornerstone, being things bygone, completed and not needing re-visitation in any way
We are not waiting for another foundation for another city on earth called Jerusalem for the Jerusalem of God is already “the Mother of us all” (Galatians 4.26). She is spirit and truth and we are born again of the spirit. If you recognize Heavenly Jerusalem as a concurring reality, there is no need for modern day Jerusalem except to make God a liar and scripture a false witness. “For the day that is coming now is when you will not worship God in Jerusalem but in spirit and truth”. (John 4) Why? Jerusalem is made up of compositions in the spirit called immutable, unchangeable truths as being “the Kingdom from before the foundations of the world. Only an eternal place is fitting for an eternal God and His offspring of those who have eternal life.
The old law and the whole Jewish culture put out of business and need not be rebuilt. The New Covenant is established on better promises than the law. It says of Christ “He takes away the first to establish the second”. He does not patch up the old one. Just as the parable of the old and new clothes. You cannot sew them together. So with the death of the testator, Christ is the New Covenant now in effect. There is no 3rd covenant or a return to the old for “that which is perfect has come for that which is in part to be done away with”. Not to planet earth like a supposed 2nd coming for “flesh and blood does not inherit a kingdom that looks like the one of old. But the renewed mind of faith transforms one revelation at a time “in Spirit and Truth. This is the kingdom that “cometh not with observation”. Meaning visible to the carnal eye in our dimension of time described in 24 hour intervals of light and dark. In Him there is no darkness. And at the throne of God it is the Lamb of God that is the eternal illumination. There are no previous or future focal points for us to enter this Glory. Which is the purpose of our calling. The “Father of Glories begats other glories”. That is those of us who not only see the light, but live there without interruption.
Even as it was said of Moses. That the people would watch him go in and out of the temple, but the young man Joshua never left the temple. Why? Because Moses had an old temple mindset being a carnally visual one, but Joshua a new. Hence he was called “a young man” meaning a new man. One that is always new everyday. Even as Paul said “although our outward man perishes day by day, our inward man is renewed. And our renewing is understanding these
truths in the spirit more and more clearly, “till the coming of the perfect day”. Till “in that day” and “so much more as you see the day approaching”. Some of us have entered the place where the lamb is the light.
2 Corinthians 5.16 Therefore, from now on, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him thus no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 18 Now all things are of God,
So if the old things, meaning the law, prophets and the flesh obvious culture called the Jews, has passed away, being fulfilled, “how is it that you turn again to the weak and beggarly elements, to which you desire again to be in bondage? Why do you revert to the old, carnally visual images? Of this Paul said “11 I am afraid for you, lest I have labored for you in vain. Meaning you can’t have both cultures represent God. And since God is spirit and truth, you decide. His words are spirit and life, and “you must be born again of the spirit”. Yes! That is right! Heavenly Jerusalem, the Mother of us all” is insulted that many seek another coming kingdom.
And just as the sum of all things is greater than the individual parts, Christ is the conclusion of all the things of God that were broken down in the law and the prophets for us to understand and assimilate in a spiritual way are gathered and collected together in Christ. For in him dwells the fullness of the godhead body we no longer need any earthen artifacts or articles by which to associate with him. For there is one mediator between man and God the man Christ Jesus. If he left any of the prophets or the law unfulfilled, then that New Covenant could not be in force. Just as Paul talks about a women cannot marry while her first husband lives. So we die to the law, disregard our allegiance and responsibilities to the Mosaic Law and marry another. Christ and His laws of the new covenant.
This is what all the law and prophets looked forward to. Even as Peter said:10 Of this salvation the prophets have inquired and searched carefully, who prophesied of the grace that would come to you, 11 searching what, or what manner of time, the Spirit of Christ who was in them was indicating when He testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow. 12 To them it was revealed that, not to themselves, but to us[b] they were ministering the things which now have been reported to you through those who have preached the gospel. And so we do. Tey knew they were speaking to us because they also knew that the old testament culture was fruitless as they said “seeing with their eyes they see not, and hearing with their ears they hear not. For them it will be “with stammering lips and another tongue He will speak to this people, 12 To whom He said, “This is the rest with which You may cause the weary to rest,” And, “This is the refreshing”; Yet they would not hear. 13 But the word of the Lord was to them, “Precept upon precept, precept upon precept, Line upon line, line upon line, Here a little, there a little,” That they might go and fall backward, and be broken And snared and caught.”
Scriptures also saying that God has given them the spirit of stupor that they may be snared taking back and fall backward.
This is the conclusion of all the law and the prophets. The fulfillment.
And since Christ fulfilled these things then there is no reason for the old. For this reason he condemned sin in the flesh. Like an old building to be torn down as a health hazard.
Paul says I died to the law that I may serve Christ be free from sin. You cannot serve two masters you cannot serve sin and you cannot serve life for the two are contrasts of each other. The whole Covenant of Moses was added so that “what was sinful may become exceedingly sinful”.
What then serves the purpose of the law? It was added till Faith would come. And in the fullness of time God sent forth his son born from a woman to redeem those who are under the curse of the law. It is expired. For cursed is everyone that continue within the law that does not do the whole thing. And for this reason the law is a document of death. The law that was good was designed to kill me. What was sin became exceedingly sinful. So then the law that was the document of death and Paul said we are no longer those people from things written on stones but those things written on our hearts as superseding the old. Trading one for the other. When Paul says all things have passed away All Things become new he’s explicitly speaking of the law and the prophets, of all the feasts in the Articles of faith that have been expired and fulfilled and shelved. We trade it for a new way of thinking.
Therefore knowing these things that the whole city with are all the Articles all the feasts have been wrapped up into a ball and expired and shelved to not need to be Revisited or redone. The main reason here is that the law was never part of God’s original plan in the first place it was added till the seed should come so having fulfilled its purpose till the seed should come is not many but meaning Christ he has come everyone that confesses that Christ has come in the flesh is of God and meaning he has come in the flesh is that he expired all the old for everything to become new. Old Testament new testament old Covenant New Covenant done deal we are people of the New Covenant. If we return to the law we are transgressors.
When the writer of Hebrews said that we have a New and Living
Paul explicitly goes on to state in Galatians that do you not hear what the law says? That the laws are represented in the old Covenant in the Old Testament of Hagar and Sarah. That Hagar is the one that generates Drive and is in correlation with Jerusalem then that was given into bondage but the Sarah correlates with Jerusalem above which is the mother of us all. He was speaking of two different kingdoms of two different constructs. One constructed from the elements and principles of God and the other from the principles of Earth. Exact contrasts so just to revisit this principle he’s the New and Living Way if we seek to construct that which was tore down we make ourselves a transgressor and even by doing so in our mind we need to be careful. There’s a spiritual counterpart and a spiritual exchange as we understand the physical. That we have the prophetic word which is more sure than anything they heard or saw including the Transfiguration on the mount. We have the prophetic word. And prophecy once again is not to speak forward of cataclysmic events of things that are supposed to happen, no true prophecy and prophetic is making known and making visible the invisible. We can only see The Invisible by knowing the invisible in developing the eyes of our understanding. This is why Paul prayed that the eyes of our standing understanding would be opened to ascertain these facts. The law made nothing perfect but the bringing in of a better hope did. White raid perfection for unprofessional. Why trade the Heavenly for a physical. For all the Earth and all its Works shall be burned up. We look to the city whose Builder and maker is God made up of his constructs not Irvin. Because we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken it’s not Jerusalem on Earth. That is the distraction that is the delusion if possible to deceive the elect but most powerful is a delusion if possible to deceive many others and it does.