The Kingdom is preached and all are entering.

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Jesus Christ said “for all the law and the prophets were till John. Now the kingdom is preached and all are pressing in”. And “the violent take it by force.”

God is Not lackadaisical about His love for us, but a relationship with Him requires a whole lot of pressing in and persistence on our part. Hebrews 11 says that”God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him”, and so we do. The psalmist said “to seek the Lord and call on him while he may be found”. That writer knew something about the Living God that many in our day don’t understand.
The word “Salvation” refers to all the work of God in you till you reach His conclusion “from faith to faith” and not visibly. We enter into His New Covenant and receive a The Kingdom of God. And this Covenant is not like the promise of some future time like the Law and the prophets, oh no it is something that is “at hand” that “the violent take by force”. We do not take no for an answer. We have been given the keys to the Kingdom” and it is up to us to take God at His word and enter in. To “Him who calls those things that do not exist as though they do”, because for some of us they do. They exist on a different plane. An eternal one.They become more tangible then the things you see with your physical eyes. Fot those who have ears to hear if a different nature.
1 John 1; That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life— the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare to you that eternal life which was with the Father and was manifested to us— that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ.” This fellowship is the oneness of John 17 fulfilled to those who are able to receive it.
The scriptures are replete with this message that “today is the day of salvation”.  God would like to complete His work in you. Paul defines this saying “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”. For us to be nothing short of “a perfect man”. For us to look into His word as a mirror and see our self in Him.  “To the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ”.  Till we too are full like Him. And we can only be full if Christ filled full all the law and the prophets. If your Christ must still “fulfill” something, you cannot be filled full for you do not see Him as He is but as He will be. You do not accept Him as He is. He is “the same yesterday, today and forever” and must not become anything.
It is said that “the evil steward said that his master delays his coming”. To say that Christ has delayed His coming, especially some two thousand plus years, keeps many waiting and in limbo looking for something that already is, being “The Kingdom prepared from the foundations of the world”. They like “the evil steward” believe the master is coming later. 48 But if that evil servant says in his heart, ‘My master is delaying his coming,’50 the master of that servant will come on a day when he is not looking for him and at an hour that he is not aware of”. And that is? Today. He is standing at their door knocking, hoping to sup with them however they look for another. They reject Him as He is. The “Lo I am with you always” they dis-believe. In this way the giver becomes the taker and they are left “poor blind and naked”. 
It is the second coming mindset that makes you spiritually fat and lazy. The slothful, fat and lazy pursue and persist at nothing. They look at all the work of God in a second coming. They wait for the Lord to come save them as though the saving of the Cross is insufficient. And if God is a rewarder of those that diligently seek him? What is His response and reward  to those who don’t? If his promises are just promissory notes of things in the future like at a second coming, what are we pressing into? His promises and words to us are not left to be fulfilled later because “all things have been fulfilled” already.  He is a rewarder because he gives us something tangible. But not physically tangible, oh no something much greater. Eternally tangible. He is a rewarder to those who diligently seek him? But they who have their affections on planet Earth as though God will do something here, have departed from the Heavenly calling to follow him where he is that we may be also. For if he left us here rotting for 2000 years waiting for a promise to be fulfilled, then his life death and Resurrection was useless and in vain. If it brought us no closer to the kingdom of heaven then what the Jews presented, His journey here on earth was for nought. But as the writer of Hebrews said “Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away. For if the word spoken through angels proved steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just reward, how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord.” You see He offered something different than the law and the prophets. The law and the prophets expectation culminated with these words from John the baptizer “are you the coming one or do we seek another?” The prophets leave you looking without for that which must be within. (Luke 17. 22) And so john being the greatest and last prophet was beheaded. We must cut off the mindset of a future coming messiah/ savior to fulfill the scriptures.

 

The concept of a future coming messiah/savior to save the world denies the testimony God gave of His Son. John 3.17 “For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him would be saved18 “He who believes this is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19 And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil”. Yes tearfully speaking, they reject the saving that is in process to those who are growing in this knowledge of God. 

 

If we persist in knowing “end times” or a “second coming” or another Jewish kingdom on earth we pervert the gospel. He is the “Lo the volume of the book is written of Me”. We trade the good news for the bad news. My Lord delays not His coming because His comings and knocking at my door are many. The “Lo I am with you always” needs not to appear again in carnal form. We once knew Christ in the flesh but henceforth know we Him that way no more”.

Persist in this. Press into this. The other ways? Leave you thirsty.

In Your Seed. Is Christ, or Jew

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” In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.”  Genesis 22.18.  This promise was spoken to Abraham

“In your seed” was speaking of Christ as seen in Galatians 3.16 Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made. He does not say, “And to seeds,” as of many, but as of one, “And to your Seed,”[a] who is Christ”  Seed is singular in context and not plural. Meaning one, not many. It was not speaking of the Jewish people but of Christ. Christ is the deliverer of blessings.
Were the Jews ever singled out as the recipients of the promises of God? No. The chain of inheritance goes like this…
Therefore know that only those who are of faith are sons of Abraham. And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel to Abraham beforehand, saying, “In you all the nations shall be blessed.”[d] So then those who are of faith are blessed with believing Abraham.” Paul who authored that paragraph was making the point that the Jews are not the recipients.  We are.  That age ended.  Now the gospel is preached and all are entering “. The recipients and the objective of the gospel is all people.  All are entering”. It is the Jews who remain in the sin based society who cannot have this. That is why Paul said he wished he was accursed for the sake of His culture because they were rejected. 
Even too with the scripture that says “Those Who bless you shall be blessed and those who curse you shall be cursed” was speaking of the Son of God, and those born from Him, not by the will of men, but of the spirit. Born from above and not a culture called the Jews on Earth. It too was speaking of “the Son of promise”. Christ fulfilled this too. The volume of the book was written of Him, not the Jews. The Jews are not the recipients of the things of God but The Son is. And those of us who know this are “in Christ”. We who are hidden “in Christ” see the things hidden here and we look to the things of the earth and we see the imposter. Someone has stolen the things of God and called them their own. It is not enough thst the Jews of old resisted the Holy Spirit while they had the old covenant articles, but today the imposter takes on no real likeness except to capture the innocent and spiritually dead.
You see “There is no longer Jew nor Greek, there is no longer slave nor free, there is no longer male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” All nationalities (gentiles) have equal access to “The Kingdom at hand” in Christ. There is no preference for the old or modern Jew. This is the New Covenant different from the old. “God is no respector of persons”. Jews have no special priveleges or preferential treatment. Because “those who are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God; but the children of the promise are counted as the seed.” These who are born of the spirit.(Romans 9) and “in Christ are all the promises of God are yes and amen” they have their fulfillment in Christ anf not Israel on earth. Christ is our New Creation and not manifest the old way.
 Even as God says in Exodus 4:22 that “Israel is my firstborn son”. But was Israel God’s firstborn son? No Christ is “the only begotten of the Father”. Israel was only a picture. It was a physical representation of invisible realities to help us understand the things that are Invisible “in Christ “. Even as Paul said in First Corinthians 12 of Israel mirroring the body of Christ. But just as Israel was never really the son of God  but used as a picture so too it wasn’t the body of Christ but was imagery for us to grow in understanding Him. Christ is our Head and we the believers are His body. We are “living stones” He is “The Chief Cornerstone” we are assembled to. We do not wait for another Israel or another Jesus or some rapture to accomplish this.
So “in your seed all the nations of the Earth shall be blessed” was not a Jewish thing has shown true because before the “Throne of God are people “of every language tribe and tongue”. None had precedence over the others. There are no Jews between God and man, just Christ.  Not the 2nd coming Christ but “The Lamb of God” as referring to thst last great act. He is the only mediator, the only go between and link to God is Christ.  Everyone must enter Christ by Faith to access “The Kingdom of God at hand”. Our equal footing is faith in His Son. As Christ is lifted up in this way He will draw all people to Himself.
Christ is the Israel of God. The Israel of old was to mimick the new. The Israel of today is the impersonator using things fulfilled In Christ “. They resurrect the old but by a different spirit. “Whose coming is according to satan with all lying signs and wonders”. A mimicker, a wannabe and a look alike.
Even as Paul said he wished he was accursed for his Jewish friends who were cut off from God “that they may be saved”. He  went on to say of the Jews in Romans 9 that “ those who are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God; but the children of the promise are counted as the seed.” And once again the seed is singular in the Son and not plural of the Jews.
Paul also said “ For in Christ neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but a new creation. (Thr New Covenant Israel, Mother of us all Gal 4.26) And as many as walk according to this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God.” (Galatians 6) Showing here the true people of God are the renewed in spirit and not a physical thing at all.
The Israel of God, meaning the people of God are the new creation of God who “Old things have past away,  all things become new”. Past tense, having happened, eternal in the Heavens. Yes all the law, the prophets and all the Old covenant practices, people,  procedures and places have expired and  past away. They were fulfilled.  All the law and the prophets were till Christ. He is “the new and living”. The old way is paved over as useless and unprofitable. Do we them make void the old law? No. We establish it. We stand on it. It is done. It is the firm foundation in Christ we stand on. He is our ewual footing. “Whoever believes “in Him” will not be put to shame, not earthen Israel. “He came to His own but they did not receive Him, but to as many as receive Him? To them He gave power to become His Children. Not born of man but of God.
Paul in Romans has these words to say of the people of God “For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh; 29 but he is a (true) Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the Spirit, not in the letter; whose praise is not from men but from God.
The New Covenant Kingdom does not have a front door for the Jew in the side door for other believers. Everyone who is in Christ has equal access and we are the true Jew of the circumcision of the heart. Christ is the gate and we go in through him in find pasture
The Kingdom of God is at hand.