Some people think the first contrast God created was light and dark saying “let there be light. God separated the light from the darkness and called the light day and the darkness night” but light and dark was not the first contrast.
The first contrast was “In the beginning God created”.
God had created something other than Himself. The invisible created the visible. The Eternal created something on a time frame. Immortality created mortals. The Infinite created the finite. The Spirit created solids. The Singular created a multitude. The Truth created an alternate reality of contrasts for us, the elect, to know our proper estate. That we who are born of the spirit of matter from above, may clearly see and ascertain clearly who we are through these contrasts. That God is light and in Him is no darkness at all”. So we become light. And “we walk in the light as He is light”. “In Christ”.
The invisible realm pre-existed the things that the Creator created being the creation that was not created called “The New Creation” of always being new, that doesn’t get old. This is why 1st John beacons us to “that which is from the beginning”. From before God said “let there be light”. It is not an “end times” or “last days” thing at all. That is an old covenant concept Christ fulfilled. But now The New is in effect being”The Kingdom prepared from the foundations of the world”. The Word of God proclaimed this when He became flesh and even now, still “the Kingdom of God is at Hand” to enter by faith. The New Covenant Kingdom is in full force for us, His people.
The Kingdom the second coming seekers look for in the future is already here. It is a concurring, ubiquitous reality that never fades. But they want to see something to believe. That will never be because only creation is visible and the Creator does not become the created or He presents a false image of Himself. For “It is God who calls those things that don’t exist as though they do” because they exist in a form that pleases Him. Invisible. The visible has an expiration.
It was the invisible blue print of the Father, carried out by the invisible spoken Word called The Son that brought to completion the act of creation from day one to none, from the beginning to the end. It’s a done deal. Being co-creator with the designer our Father. The “deep darkness covered the face of the deep but the Holy Spirit brooded over the face of the waters” beckoning us upward. “Come up hither”. These are the founders and maintainers of our faith.
The Word of God is the pre-incarnate eternal Son of God with no beginning or end. Word is like a wormhole back into eternity. The word that became flesh went back to the Father and left a trail blazed for us. Not paved with stone. We walk in the very word of God. In this way he is “the way”. God in the beginning who is everything spoke something into nothing for our sake. For our safe return. It is us, the preconceived from the mind of the Father, being heirs of that which is from the beginning, of the things before time started.
God’s word went into nothing and returns back to him with something. Isaiah 55.11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
It is us the re-scripted elect. The forethought of God. The purpose for us to be re-scripted by scripture. To be renewed, transformed and transfigured in the spirit of our mind, “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; Ephesians 4.13. And this full stature we talk about is having all things fulfilled In ourselves IN THE HERE AND NOW. Why? Because all things are fulfilled in Christ and Christ is in us and we are in Him, “in the fullness of Christ”.
This is what it means to be a saint. It is referring to our invisible association and stature in the Son of God. “Old things have past away, all things become new in Him for “in Him dwells the fullness of the God head body. And we are complete in Him who is head over all power and principalities”.
For us, The Elect, born from above not by man but the will of God” (John 3) of another element than flesh and blood, but being “flesh of His flesh and bone of His bone”. Our flesh is the attributes of the Spirit we have put on, and our bones are sound doctrine we derive from the Word. We become new in this way. A new body. A body of believers. Christ the chief cornerstone is our Head. And fulfill in ourselves the promise that “those who overcome shall be pillars in the house of God”. And so we are.
The physical seekers called the Jews, rejected the chief cornerstone in their day, as many do today because they want something tangible saying “When does the Kingdom of God appear?” Of which Christ replied “it doesn’t come with observation”. The gospel is an invisible inward, eternal work through word.
Word contains the very DNA of God given to us to transcend, transform and “transfigure”. Scripture saying “ But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror (the Word) the glory of the Lord, are being transformed (transfigured) into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.” So modern day believers are waiting for what?
If then He calls us to Himself, then how do we, the finite, respond to the Eternal, Immortal, Invisible God? By our invisible response called faith. Faith is our invisible response to the living God that pleases Him. (Hebrews 11.6) for one must first believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him”. And the reward? Him. His invisible, eternal, immortal self.
So then as new born babes, faith is our invisible umbelical cord to the invisible God attached to our invisible heart, mind and soul, the home of His spirit. This is the true reconciliation that “God is Spirit and God is Truth and seeks such”. Such are we, the Elect, chosen and precious.
In this way we are the temples of the living God and need no visible construct because “wherever two or more are gathered, there am I in their midst”. We are the living stones assembled for a habitation of God in the spirit” of things written on the heart of the New Covenant, that need not be curtailed by the things of the old covenant written on stones. The old is breakable, broken and sown corruptible in it’s old covenant Jewish fashion and raised incorruptible in spirit. The spirit of our minds. The New is eternal being “The New Jerusalem come down from Heaven of God” to those who can accept God this way. Invisible.
Paul describe this as being seated in the heavens. Being seated with God. And since God’s ordination is invisible. We can only go there by word. God sent forth his word once, and upon his departure from planet Earth He left us something of Himself called the gospel, our umbilical cord to our Heavenly family. A wormhole into the heavenlies. What is the umbilical cord? Our faith lined with the gospel by the word of God. “If anyone speaks not according to this law there is no truth in them”. And of those who seek another saving and another savior and another Jesus?
Isaiah 8.11 For the Lord spoke thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying:
12 “Do not say, ‘A conspiracy,’
Concerning all that this people call a conspiracy,
Nor be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled.
13 The Lord of hosts, Him you shall hallow;
Let Him be your fear,
And let Him be your dread.
14 He will be as a sanctuary,
But a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense
To both the houses of Israel,
As a trap and a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
15 And many among them shall stumble;
They shall fall and be broken,
Be snared and taken.”
16 Bind up the testimony,
Seal the law among my disciples.
17 And I will wait on the Lord,
Who hides His face from the house of Jacob;
And I will hope in Him.
18 Here am I and the children whom the Lord has given me!
We are for signs and wonders.
From the Lord of hosts,
Who dwells in Mount Zion.
20 To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.
“Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is at hand (RIGHT NOW). 11 He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him be righteous still; he who is holy, let him be holy still.”
Jesus Testifies to the Churches
12 “And behold, I am coming quickly (immediately and consecutively), and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.”
14 Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. 15 But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.
16 “I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star.”
17 And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.
18 For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; 19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
I Am Coming Quickly
20 He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.”
Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!
21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
This is the New covenant Kingdom of God now in effect. You have been given the keys. ENTER IN!