Wherever the carcass is there the Eagles shall be gathered

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 Christ in his discourse to the disciples about the transition of Ages said to them “wherever the carcass is there the Eagles will be gathered”.
 
The dead carcass is Israel of old having been fulfilled expired condemned and put out of business to Institute the New Covenant. Israel ceased to be in existence and was called Palistine untill 1948. The eagles are those who know the carcass of  Israel of old contains images and likenesses in shadows and contrasts of Gods “Heavenly Kingdom at hand” but is void of the essence. The two are alike only in contrasts. We can know the infinite by the finite. They are opposites and on this we feast. The Israel of today is none of these.
 
So what then is the true Israel?From  Exodus 4.22 the Lord called the Israel His only son. Was it Jacob who’s name was changed to Israel, was he Gods Son? Was it the 12 tribes who took on the name Israel as a people, was that Gods Son? Maybe it was later the land called Israel that is Gods Son, the  chosen of God. The answer is none of those are Gods Son. They just portrayed in parables things of Gods Son, but they were not bone of His bone nor flesh of His flesh.
There is only one of whom the Father said “this is My only begotten Son in whom I am well pleased”. The true Israel of God is made from the same fabric as the Father of spirit and truth and put on flesh momentarily only for a cause. For us the elect to clearly see through contrasts our glorious estate. To understand the inheritance given to us in the Son for us to be found “in Christ”. In this way we are the body of Christ and heirs of the things of God by faith.
Israel and all its components served just this cause. They were contrasts depicting invisible,  concurring realities of invisible things Eternal in the heavens.
And of Romans 9 that “all Israel will be saved being all of those who make up the Son of God of those who are in Christ. That Christ came superseding those visible things and providing for us and the invisible fulfillment that Israel is God’s firstborn meaning not the old Israel but Jesus Christ himself is the Israel of God, the only begotten in whom He is well pleased and no other. And as the tribes of Israel came from Israel, not a place but a person being Jacobs new name and identity, so too we are in Christ the true Israel and Son of God. The image and copy on earth has been fulfilled. Israel’s fullness had come. But “in the fullness of time God sent forth His Son to redeem those of the old system and old covenant.
God has never had an interest in a silly plot of land on planet Earth except to use for explanation purposes only for goodness sakes.
 
So Israel of old has been sown corruptible to be raised Incorruptible in the rescripted mind. Wherever the dead body and carcass is there shall also be the Eagles. We then are the Eagles that eat of those things. Sown corruptible, raised incorruptible in the spirit of our minds and expire the scripture that says “when that which is perfect has come, that which in part will be done away with”. And so we do.
That which was in part took on a written form and is now only written history called the “Old Testament”. The New Covenant gives no power for those stuck in the old patterns. Even as it says in the book of Hebrews that the way into the New is not possible while the old is still standing. And “He took away the first to establish the second”. Get it?  He took it away. Why?  Because it became an idolatrous notion, for they thought it was holy  but it was only designed to represent what is Holy.
This was the stumbling stone of the Jews. So by retaining any carnal, physically touchable feature of of God keeps you out of His Kingdom.  Even as Christ said ” where I go you cannot come now, but you shall follow me after”. And “if I do not depart from you, you cannot have The Spirit.
Paul said “we once knew Christ in the flesh, but from now on we know Him that way no more”. Any carnal expectation of seeing Gods things in a physical way is the veil that keeps you out. But “we with unveiled faces beholding as in a mirror the Glory of the Lord are being transfigured into the self same image”. Meaning, are Transfiguration is now.
It is the God of this age with the regurgitation of old expired scriptures, to believe that they need to be re-refilled in our day that is the lie. “While we look on to the things that are unseen for the things that are seen are temporary but the things that are unseen are eternal”. Another city in another Israel on Earth is still a temporary. Any attempt to remake and to re-hash the things that are seen of the culture of the law and the prophets again is to go against the will of God would cause us to reflect upwards.“So even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose Minds the God of this age has blinded”. And they have been blinded because they have been presented another kingdom that’s visible and they refuse to look on to the things that are eternal. And in this way they condemn themselves and remain unchanged behind the veil of ignorance. But we are those of the Transfiguration. Of the changed. Who go on to receive their inheritance. We are the elect.
That which is perfect is perfect in understanding. Even as Paul said the purpose of the Gospel was to bring this to a perfect man, perfect in understanding.
Galatians 6.15 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but a new creation.

16 And as many as walk according to this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God.”

Differentiating  from the Israel on Earth.
So the true Israel is not the land, it is not the people of the 12 tribes of Israel,  it is not the modern Jew, but the risen Christ. And we are His body that fills all in all. We are “The Israel of God” as just quotrd from scripture. And ee are the natural fulfillment of the promises that are thr “unseen” as just quoted. The other Israel has stolen the things of God and called them their own. Run from that lie!
 
 The kingdom of God is at hand 

End of the Gentiles

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 Jerusalem today is  being fitted for a coming Messiah. That Christ is a fairytale. It’s a tale of Fallen fairies meant to deceive. It is anti-christ because it is the pretender. Taking scripture that was meant to define the invisible “kingdom of God at hand”. Like with God telling Moses “see that you make everything according to the pattern I showed you”. You see there was an original the earthly things were patterned after. But someone has stolen the things of God and called them their own.

Today’s Jerusalem is anti-christ. It is anti-christ because it offers an alternate.  A counterfeit.  And it is a counterfeit because it uses old scriptures to re-fullfill the things that were already fulfilled, expired and taken away “in Christ”. “All things are new in Christ” and not in modern day Jerusalem or the false Jews who know this. They are of the synagogue of satan. Rev 2.9

Jesus Christ came preaching “the kingdom of God is at hand and all are pressing in to Her”. And He was not talking about Jerusalem on planet Earth. The stewardship of the things of God was taken from the Jews and given to the Gentiles. Why? Because they killed all The prophets who were sent to them, then finally in their last act of defiance they crucified Christ.
The time of the Gentiles came after the time of the Jews was over. And when the time of the Gentiles is fulfilled, it is because the time for salvation of the Gentiles, meaning humanity, is over. (2 Peter 3.10+ and Hebrews 12.27+)
When the times of the Gentiles have been fulfilled, it is because it looks like the times of the Jews that were fulfilled. It is a Time when the Gentiles concept of God matches that of the condemned Jerusalem of old by looking for a king to reign in the Kingdom they build on earth. Like God could become a pet in a box for their pleasures. Who serves who?
The modern Jew and some modern Christians have become very close friends and allies because they believe the same things. But it is not as though todays Jews have elevated to the message of Christ in the scriptures of the New Covenant and jys Kingdom. No it is that the modern-day message of Christianity matches that of the Jews of old. They like the old wine better. They reappropriate scriptures meant for back then and repackage it for today. God who previously only spoke in parables through the old covenant, now speaks plainly through the New. (Mt 13.34) They have fallen. It is just as fruitless. How many righteous  did the Jews of old produce? “None, no not one” Romans 3.10. But today we want to rebuild that system of salvation?
How can we say that of the modern Jew and many Christians? Because they asked the same question as did the Satanic Pharisees who were chiding Jesus when they said “when does the kingdom of God appear?” They were showing their mindset and what they were looking for and what they were hoping for was something yet to come visible to their carnal senses. But scripture affirms that “many are pressing into the Kingdom”.  When you tell them “the kingdom of God is at hand”,  they argue with you and tell you; no it’s later. The Jews are re- starting the sacrifices and building the temple for Christ to come back.
Jesus Christ told these vulchers, this brood of vipers and sons of Satan, these Whited sepulchres that “you are not entering the kingdom nor are you allowing those who are trying to do so”. Showing here that the kingdom of God could be entered back then, and it was not the thing on earth called Jerusalem. For how could the Christ have said “you are not entering nor allowing those to do so” when they were standing in the Jerusalem of old on earth they thought was the Kingdom of God back then?

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Escaping pollution and corruption

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From 2 Peter 1. Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust

And 2nd  Peter 2.20
We “have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ”.  So how do we apply this?
God said of His creation that it was good, very good. Having looked at humanity and all the damage they could do through hate, selfishness and ignorance like with a big chess board, God knew His creation would outlast them all. Earth would endure through all the wars, bombs,  chemicals and pollution mankind would bring upon it.
Earth operates just as designed. Just as the stars retain their proximities, and waves would push their boundaries. Things would freeze and places would melt, and others burn, but Gods plan is carried out to perfection through all the ages. God is supreme. God is able to reward the just and remove a people in defiance. Look at Egypt and Babylon of old. What about the Inca’s and the Myan’s or Jerusalem of old. Each one was removed by His plan and none withstood Him. God is just.
If God had to come back and redo something, as though He was caught off guard and surprised then He would not be God, and He could not of said of all that He made, that it was very good.
When scripture says that “God sent His Son into the world not to destroy it but to save it”, this is what He meant. Creation was never lost or fallen from the purpose of the Creator. Man was lost in stupid thinking, and from this man needed to be redeemed. God has never lost control, nor will there be some form of intervention in a physical sense or God must have made a mistake. Something would not be “good, very good”.
The intervention of God for all time is the gospel message “once and for all delivered to the Saints” for preaching of the Christ of the cross for”the Kingdom of God at hand”. Even now many who believe are pressing in”.
The purpose of all creation is for God to beget offspring uniquely like Him. Such are we who are born of the Holy Spirit and the Word of truth, the salvation of our souls.
1st Corinthians 15 talks of those born like Adam, and those of Christ who is a life giving spirit. Christ being the first and those who believe “in Him” are the firstfruits for God. It us us who no longer identify with the works of Adam but the gift given at the  finished works of Christ at the cross. The cross is our saving and the focal point for all the works of God in us, and on our behalf, for all the Elect. We look to Him, to be more like Him. Everyone is “in Adam” or “in Christ”, alive or dead to the things of God, blessing or cursing. Even as scripture says that “God is able to preserve the Godly for blessing, and reserve the un-godly for judgment, and this is our choice
Adam associates with the old creation, Christ is the New Creation, our inheritance that we associate with, that need not be created because it is not a place, but a person, Christ.
The only begotten Son of God brings us His identity to put on. In the beginning was the word and the Word was God.  The Word is a perfect representation of the original thought called “The Father”. The Father is only thought, but in Him is everything.  Before He thought anything to be in existence He was in Himself. Everything he created exists within himself.  As Paul had said “for it is in him we live and well and have our being. And the unspoken Word was there with Him. We, the elect were there too. We are the “for knowledge of God”. A spark in the eyes of the Father. A flash of the image of Himself.
So for those of us who believe the Word of God,  the world is saved. God sent not His Son into the world to destroy the world, but to save it? He came and did that. John 3.17
1st John identifies those who are born from Him and those who don’t believe that Christ came in the flesh. Christ means savior and save is what He did. Those who do not believe that the saving took place, are not of God.
1st John 5. We have come to know that God has sent His Son and saved the world.
So the world will mirror back to humanity the condition of their hearts. But we have an exit. Scripture. A wormhole to the Heavenly Father. We have escaped the corruption that is in the world through the knowledge of Christ. In this way we are in the world, but not of this world. We see destruction but like those in the fire from Daniel 2, there was found no hurt on them, or us who believe.
The Kingdom of God is at hand.

While men slept

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­ While men slept is a prognosis of the condition of the Christian Church in America today.
Matthew 13.24 “The kin­gdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; 25 but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way.” 26 But when the grain had sprouted and produced a crop, then the tares also appeared. 27 So the servants of the owner came and said to him, ‘Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?’ 28 He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ The servants said to him, ‘Do you want us then to go and gather them up?’29 But he said, ‘No, lest while you gather up the tares you also uproot the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn.”
The field is the world, the seed is the word of God, the bundles are false doctrines but the elect are gathered together to the Father through gospel invitation of “the kingdom of God is at hand”. Each one instantaneously each one in their own order. (1 Corinthians 15.23)
Christ came preaching the kingdom of God is at hand and never retracted that  invitation.
There are however many other messages that bind and put in bondage people together in bundles of false teachings. Like those looking for a messiah to appear in a Kingdom on earth saying “look here and look there”. But Christ said to that bunch “do not go after them”. They are always looking to another saving because they just cannot accept the saving of the cross.
In John’s epistle he said that the Antichrist is coming. And he had written that there were then many antichrists present even then and also saying that they were in the last times. But with each new headline  catastrophe and government change we hear a new  version of End Times. And if the antichrists were present then and were to become more later, we who are later are in the thick of it. The enemy who has sown his seed and went his way.  who conquers and divides,  has provided for us today a plethora of variations and conflicting views  of scripture to keep us separated. This is why it is powerless. We have more denominations  with splintered views and fractures leaving their sheep wending their way aimlessly not knowing that today is the day of salvation “. And that today is the time of their transfiguration and not another.  (2 Corinthians  3.18) today we enter the kingdom of God at hand. It is within our grasp. It is the modern Antichrist that speaks of another saving from another Jesus. It is the competitor.
With each new doctrine presented to the fold,  be at the blood moon or the activity in Jerusalem,  these obstacles keep the fold divided and looking  at what is not good for them to eat. Why? Because it has no spiritual value for Transfiguration.
The counterfeit being the Antichrist with an anti-kingdom and a counterfeit resembling the true kingdom to a tee. Why? Because they use the same scriptures but in a carnal way. They take Heavenly things and manifest them in a carnal way on planet Earth and call them holy.
1 John says of these Antichrist, that they came out from us to manifest something different. Meaning they use the same instrumentations for their trade as we do for ours and that is the word of God. But our trade has trade-in value, the visible for the invisible. They keep the old And if there were many anti Christ’s then, then there are more now. The enemy has planted his seed and gone his way and today the wheat and tares mature together .
While Christ  was here in the flesh He fulfilled and expired the old Covenant and establish the New Covenant founded on better promises as the new norm. Christ lives on now not in the flesh, but in His natural composition as the Father, being flesh of His flesh and bone of His bone of spirit and truth. The only begotten son of God . His flesh is the bread that we eat. And this is? The word of God. By this we are transfigured.
It is the church today that is left the higher ground of the New Covenant in the new Kingdom of God by faith and trust in The Invisible. It has reverted back to the lower ground of needing to see things and hear things to believe they exist. They fulfill in themselves the word that says ” for seeing with their eyes they see not in hearing with their ears they hear not, for one must see and hear with the heart to understand the kingdom of God. And it is from the heart that the enemy steals the seed lest it should take ground in bare-root.  And also  for them it must be precept upon precept line upon line here a little there a little that they may be snared taken back and caught. And so they are .
 They hoot and holler and cheer on the Jerusalem of our day and believe  that the Creator will come back to it to become the created and thereby condemn themselves. But flesh and blood does not inherit the Kingdom. But the transformed mind does . They have things backwards.
Romans 122 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man”. But “He is the God that calls those things that don’t exist as though they do” because they do for the faithful.
Like the Israel in the day of Paul. He said The elect have received it but the rest were hardened. So too in our day.
Therefore while men slept to the greater concepts of the invisible immortal ubiquitous eternal God, the enemy has come and sown his seed and twisted Gods word to become a carnal reality.
It is Satan who said that “I will Ascend on high sit among the congregation in the rings of the North. I will become like God”. And so he does. He has breathed another life of a different spirit in a dead old document called the old Covenant and brought it back to life in our modern day with the new Jerusalem of our day that does not resemble Solomon’s Jerusalem let alone the one built from the foundations of the world. The Jerusalem for the law. It was the Kingdom of the covenant of death as evidenced by the continual sacrifices of dead animals that they in their unbelief in the cross as being sufficient. They insist on starting up the Mosaic sacrifices again and will perish for doing so. Christ fulfilled those. That earthen kingdom only shadowed with contrasts the Heavenly things that are “in Christ”. The Giver of Life. Not the taker by death.
It is us of the New Covenant who sacrifice ourselves as “a living soul” that partake of the Breath of Life funded To Us by the New Covenant Concepts which are
associated with “the kingdom of God at hand”, made relevant by The Word and the Holy Spirit and paid for by the sacrifice of Christ. There is no other way for salvation for Transfiguration than this. And another way will not be provided for later.
It is in our day that the wheat and tares mature together that the tares rear their ugly head. Why? Because there is none to withstand them. Men slept and are sleeping today to the real gospel of “repent because the Kingdom of God is at hand “. The thing you are looking forward to later is  “the dillusion if possible to deceive the elect”. We know. He is the lo I Am With You Always and the I will never leave you or forsake you.
It is the wise maidens that entered into the bridal chamber, however the foolish were left out. And when the persecution arises they knock on the door but the Lord says to them I know you not where you are from. Like the Jews were condemned for, they sought it not as it were by faith but by fact. They never entered into the new Covenant of Faith needing things all factual. It was the wicked servant who said my Lord delays His coming”. So they wait wickedly.
The Kingdom of God is at hand.

Putting on Christ and our Transfiguration

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Luke 16.8 “The sons of this age are more shrewd with their riches than the Sons of light”.

As people of the light we must understand more clearly what our riches are.The sons of this age use paper currency to purchase material things to cloth and please their physical body. With our money we obtain eternal attributes as our new attire.

Our currency is the word of God which bears the image not of a dead man, but of the living God,  supplying goods for our transfiguration. Our currency is word and we cloth ourselves with word “lest we are found naked”. In the beginning was the word,  so that is what we become. Gods Word is of eternal matter.

 Because “we, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transfigured into the same full image from the glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord” with the rescripting of scripture. It is in this way we become Godly and in no other.
There is no future act involved to accomplish our transfiguration or to supersede the gift that is given for us to become godly. Christ gave Himself for this cause, and the payment was rendered in full. This is what makes Him our savior and our salvation via the cross. He is our crossover method to the Father, our Destiny. To be found “in Christ”.
This is symbolized at baptism where we are crusified with Christ by the working of faith, to walk in newness of life. And we are held accountable to the act of baptism, as much as we are to marriage or any public declaration. Our baptism has eternal value. So let us pursue our crossover, this transfiguration and put Christ on. How?
Isaiah 55.1“Ho! Everyone who thirsts,Come to the waters;
And you who have no money,
Come, buy and eat. Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, And let your soul delight itself in abundance. 3 Incline your ear, and come to Me.
Hear, and your soul shall live;
 
It is as we apply the word of God by faith and the penmanship of the Holy Spirit, we acquire Gods things to become like Him. This is true godliness. The is our payment for our work of faith. For us the elect, this is a faith that pleases God. And with the scripture we consume, we are newly re-scripted. We have a re-newed understanding in the spirit of our minds. We clean the house of our mind of old things and appetites to become “renewed in the spirit of our mind” and left no room for satan or his minions to return. “Everything is swept up and put in place” to have God our coinhabitant. We too can say “I and the father are one”. Isn’t this what Paul pleaded for? To be reconnected to God? (2 Corinthians 5.16-20
Scripture is not a collection of open ended promises to be fulfilled later, but to be accuated the moment you receive them by faith. Christ is the fulfillment and if we are “in Christ” we are where these delicacies are stored. They are hidden in Christ. And just as a store has inventory to clothe and feed. Christ is our storehouse. His word appropriated by faith is our payment to recieve the goods. Even as Joseph’s servant exclaimed, the price for what they hungered for was “in the mouth of their sacks”. This is the word of faith. “For He is the God who gives life to the dead and calls things that do not exist as though they do”. Because they do for us.
It is in this way we are to cloth ourselves in attire that is just like Christ in Spirit and truth. “We are righteous even as He is righteous”. Why? Because He said so. (1st John 3.7). He calls the things that don’t exist as though they do. Put this on.
We were redeemed at face value, not of our outward condition, but our potential. “All have fallen short if the Glory of God” and receive new life or judgment based on their choices because godliness is everybody’s potential saying “go forth and have dominion. But you must be renewed. For us we arise to our position seated with the Father in the heavens of our minds in understanding of godliness. God-like-ness. Even Paul stated that we are seated in the Heavens for above all power and principalities in Christ”, which is our new identity. 
In the beginning was the word, the word became flesh and dwelled among us, for us the elect to put off the deeds of the flesh and put on the deeds defined by Gods word. In this way even the angels in heaven behold the face of our heavenly father when they see us. Even the fallen angels. They fear and tremble. As Christ said that the ruler of this world has been judged? He is incarcerated in the will of God. If you can receive this by the working of faith, then it can be said of you too, behold I beheld as Satan fell from heaven like lightning.
Satan can only do what he is delegated to do. To “eat dust” being the residue of fallen man. He is held at bay from us the elect as we enjoy the pleasures God enjoys. And God Delights in his creation.  So can we. Christ prayed “Father keep them from evil” and so He does. Put this on.
 
Christ became a man to show us the way to the Father saying ‘I am the way the truth and the light. No one comes to the Father except through Me”. And so we do. We are “the called” the elect of God. We hear His voice in the Heavens of our minds and respond in kind. Our invisible faith receives his invisible reception.”Being His kind of firstfruits of His creation” of the pre-existing non created existence. 
Christ did not become man to stay that way. He returned to the Father when he was done with his human body “and you see Him again way no more”. Even as Paul affirmed saying “we once knew Christ after the flesh henceforth know he him that way no more.” He returned to His original pre-creation pre-spoken Word. And this is what we put on.  Where? In the loins of our mind. How? By faith. We let our minds be dressed in this way. As Paul said “So then, with the mind I myself serve the law of God”. It is the flesh that returns to the dust. Our flesh has no transfiguration. 
 
It is as we absorb the words of Christ, we are saturated with God Himself. God finds a reflection of Himself in us that is suitable to Him, being something familiar.  He is comfortable with us and in this way His Words are fulfilled that say.  If you keep my words and my words abide in you, we will come to you and make our home in you.” He who went to make a place for us to be with Him where He is, already did this. He is in His origination with the Father in the before time and He calls us there.
His word in us has made a place in our understanding for Him to be with us in the spirit of our minds. Our minds being a much greater expanse than all the created heavens.  “For the heavens show His handiwork” but the spirit  of the mind contains God. We are filled with all the fullness of God as scripture affirms.
Here are some instructions outlined in the New Covenant for you to understand more fully that we put on Christ one attribute at a time to awake to our God given glory.
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“Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry”.
But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.
Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him.
Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering;
But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.
And for our clothing from Ephesians  6 “11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 
There is not one element given to put on for us to be godly that has to do with anything you can see, touch, or buy at the store. You must go to scripture.
 
 If we can accept this, there is no greater reward then to realize, or better yet, actualize and put in play “the things that have been freely given to us in Christ”. He traded in our death for His life. Our crown of thorns for His crown of Glory. Despise not the gift or insult the gift giver. 
The Son spoke a thing, it was like with the Father. The thing that was said became the thing that was spoken the moment He said it. Like “let there be light, and it was so. 
Instead of waiting for God to do another work, rest in the works that He already did for us. Believe the thjngs said in scripture. Put on these truths, this reality being in Christ.
As we learn to put off the old man and his deeds, and put on Christ in this way, we become the living Epistles of God written on our hearts known and read by all men. Amen
The Kingdom of God is at hand.

The New Covenant Kingdom Pt 1

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Each culture has defining features that are unique to it. It is made up of specific components like land defined by borders, a language, with leaders and a legal system to implement the laws that are specific to it. They generally have memorial celebrations to pass on to subsequent generations the things that make them unique. They define, renew and insure their identity. Change these and that people will cease to exist.

An important feature of many nations is a foundational document called a constitution. Constitution is a big word for ingredients. It defines what the citezines are made up of. These people are called constituents.They contain the ingredients in themselves as defined by their constitution that make them unique. Take away these ingredients and you change the people. You have a new constituency and a different people. People who are made up of different laws and values.

This is what Christ did. He came preaching “The Kingdom of God is at hand” something everyone was looking for. He was the revolutionary creating a new constituency of a new constitution called The New Covenant. The book of Hebrews says “this was first spoken by the Lord and confirmed by those who heard it.” He spoke first something different from the old covenant a new message to a new people. Such are we who are this new constituency being ingredients of The New Covenant founded on better promises than the old covenant. (Hebrews 8.6)

And the proof that it is something new and distinguishable different? Christ said “All the law and the prophets were till John. Now the Kingdom is preached and all are entering”. With these words He drew the proverbial line in the sand between His Heavenly Kingdom and the kingdom of Israel of Jerusalem on earth. He was the demarcation line between the old Jewish kingdom and the new Covenant Kingdom of God in Christ that “cometh not with observation”. (Luke 17.22)

This is the “new wine in new wine skins” different from the old wine of the old covenant and it’s kingdom. Just as you do not put old wine in new skins lest it spoil, and you don’t put new wine in old skins lest they burst. So too you cannot mix thr old and new covenants.

The phrase “The Kingdom of God is at hand” started then and was never retracted. A covenant is not in force till the death of the testator”. He came with irreversible results. Christ went to the cross for this cause, not to go again. With His death the heirs receive their inheritance and need not wait for another act to do so.

The New Covenant is  now emphatically in force. Christ took away the old covenant. Fulfilling it for the New. (Hebrews 10.9). The old reached its culmination to bring us to the New. Christ is the sole mediator for this New creation and needs no help from the prophets of the old whom He replaced. All the prophets were till Christ.

Peter said  “Of this salvation the prophets have inquired and searched carefully, who prophesied of the grace that would come to you, To them it was revealed that, not to themselves (they didn’t get it)  but to us[b] they were ministering the things”. Here distinguishing the two covenants speaking of something that was coming that the old didn’t have. And Christ came for the expiration of their words. They speak of nothing past Christ’s coming in the flesh.

“All (of the old) law and the prophets were till John”? Christ introduces a new constitution for a new constituency of those born with ingredients of the Word and of the Spirit. Written on the heart and not stones like the 10 commandments. “He came to His own and His own did not accept Him, but to as many as receive Him, to them He gave power to become His Children, even to those who believe in His name. And also “of those born among women there is none greater than John the baptist.  But he who is least in the New Covenant Kingdom is greater than he.” Who? John the Baptist or any other prophet for John was the greatest of them. We are greater than them because we stand upon their works. Which is why they are described as being the foundation of the New Covenant Kingdom. Having been laid upon the apostles and the prophets with Christ our cornerstone and us as living stones, and not earthly composition.

So “The New Covenant” people, are different from the old. A new people with a new make up, distinguishably different from the old. The old was written on tablets of stone and the New on tablets of the heart. (2 Corinthians 3.3)

We are not of the circumcision of the flesh but the heart. The differences have no parallels. That old culture depicts the New only with contrasts. The law of sin and death, in contrast with in contrast with “The Spirit of life that is in Christ”. The operative here is “in Christ” not in Jerusalem. This is “rightly dividing the word of truth”. And “The law came by Moses, but grace and truth came by Christ”.

If there had been a law given which could have given life, truly righteousness would have been by the law. The culture of the law only mirrors the truth in contrasts. And opposites. “The law having shadows of these things but not the essence” (Hebrews 10.1)

Scripture says that Christ is the new mediator of a new covenant founded on better promises” than the old. In that He says, “A new covenant,” He has made the first obsolete. Now what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away. (Hebrews 8.13). And they did in 70 A.D. by Titus and His armies.

The old is made up of artifacts of a bygone age founded on temporary fixes and band-aids designed to “make sin exceedingly sinful”. To make us good and dead till Christ.

At the proclamation that “The Kingdom of God is at hand” the deterioration of the old commenced. And if the changes to the Jerusalem of old were to be minor, He would have just had painted the buildings and maybe replaced the roof, but because the changes were so drastic and diametrically opposite, everything had to be redone. “Till not one stone shall be left upon another” was Jerusalem’s demise (Mt 24.1). When Christ was on the cross, the physical temple was cracked from the top to the bottom so that the earth quaked and the bedrock shifted.  (Mt 27.52) Yes clear through the foundation into the earth, showing it unsafe for use of any sort. Left condemned only for demolition, not because it was wore out, but because it didn’t work. That is why scripture says “old things have passed away, all things have become new in Christ.” It’s a done deal. The old way need not be reimplement because it was useless.

The expiration of that kingdom was so completely fulfilled, satisfied, expired and put out of business so much so in fact that all debts were paid and the books were balanced and closed. And because that kingdom and all the Jews so emphatically rejected the New King of a New Kingdom, the New Law and the New Law giver and the New Mediator of The New Covenant, but of them? “there were none righteous, no not one”. So on them was laid all the guilt for all the wrong doing, murders and deaths of all the prophets from Able till Zechariah and Christ. Why? Because there was not one prophet they listened to. Even as the people said “He is not my king, crucify Him”. And so they did. And so for this they were judged, condemned and annihilated. Just like the parable of the vineyard where the master sent his servants in last he sent his son. The stewardship was taken from them, and given to another. In this way the Jews rejected the chief cornerstone. They were not recipients of the gift of God but His wrath. The books were settled, the wages were paid. God owes the Jews nothing He hasn’t already given to them. God was patient that none would perish but there was none righteous, no not one”. The Jews and Jerusalem are no more. They are fulfilled. Meaning, expired, shelved and put away saying. “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 hen gathers her brood under her wings, but you were not willing! 35 See! Your house is left to you desolate; Meaning condemned, kaput, closed for business, out of commission. Like the cursed fig tree Christ said “let no more fruit grow on you forever”. Showing His intent for that culture. It is eternally fulfilled. Can you receive that? Then you might be able to see the kingdom of God at hand.

The buildings and the streets of that culture were so turned over and so unrecognizable that there were no distinguishing features left but rubble. The people were ravaged, killed and trapped in that city because they rejected The King of kings and Lord of lords. Josephus and other historians from that era speak of the hellish horror they experienced while they ate each others flesh and gnashed their teeth in pain, while Jerusalem was surrounded by armies and cut off from provisions. They knew not their time of visitation. “When you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, do not go back in your house to retrieve a coat”. The Jews are gone. That kingdom was demolished. It was condemned, put out of business and replaced with the New Covenant Kingdom And The Kingdom of God is at hand.

You see the law was added only till faith comes and in the fullness of time God sent forth His Son born of a women to redeem those from the law. There is therefore no need for that law and the culture associated with it. It served its purpose of “making sin exceedingly sinful”. To go back to that is like jumping back into the pan on the fire, for they will reap the same reward of rejecting the Savior. As Paul said “if I rebuild that which was destroyed I make myself a transgresser”. To be found an enemy of Christ by rejecting His work of expiring that culture.

 

Many today do just that. They look to another coming Jesus and another fulfillment of a Jerusalem and view scripture the same way as the Jews of old were condemned for. This is why scripture calls Jerusalem on earth “the spiritual city  called Sodom, where our Lord was slain”.

But “we have come to know and believe that Christ came to expire and replace the Old Covenant with the New covenant and New Kingdom of God in Christ. We the elect have received it. The Kingdom is preached and many press in. The rest were hardened (Romans 11.7). They like the old wine skins. But the Lord does not put new wine into old wineskins; or else the new wine bursts the wineskins, the wine is spilled, and the wineskins are ruined. But new wine must be put into new wineskins.”  The Old verse the New. You choose.

We then are the constituents of His sayings. Even as Christ said at the sermon on the mount “you have heard it written of old. But I say into to you… something new” We adopt His sayings and live by the spirit of that letter. “We are begotten by the Word of truth to be a kind of firstfruit of His creation”  having inside us His ingredients , being a new creation from a new constitution with new laws, principles and practices

 

The Kingdom of God is At Hand, within reach, grasspable, operational and active today. Even Now.

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When you take away the law and the prophets, we see that whole culture unraveled and replaced. But for those of us who know? it was “sown corruptible raised incorruptible, It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body”. (1 Cor 15. 44+). “In Spirit and truth”.

All the components of that culture were mutually dependent upon each other. You take away the law and the rest falls apart like liquefying bones and the body ,falls to the ground. You see that was the culture held spellbound to sin and death. With all the laws, feasts and sacrifices they were held in guilt and condemnation. That is why there is no condemnation to those who walk not by that law but by the spirit of the New Covenant. What the law couldn’t do, God did by sending His Son in the likeness of man, He condemned sin in the flesh with its culture and artifacts. Romans 8. This is the good news. The old was the gospel of death. With the cross death was paved over. That is why believers are “baptized into His death to walk in newness of life”. This is the gospel. The good news. Unless you are baptized in vain.

When Christ was speaking a parable of Jerusalem at the fig tree, upon seeing no fruit He said “let no fruit grow on you no more forever”, showing the eternal finality of the Jews judgment. He could not have said that if it was not true. They were condemned fulfilled, expired and tore down “till not one stone was left upon another. Woe to those who rebuild that abomination (that makes desolate), and they do “whose coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.”

It is to take all the law and the prophets and that whole culture that Christ expired, being fulfilled, filled to the full. To reject the New King in His New Covenant Kingdom, then revert to the old and rebuild that is the epitome of rejecting Christ, despising His blood by rebuilding the things He replaced. They reject the New wine saying the old is better.

 

With lying signs and wonders, the implementation of fulfilled scripture for another coming kingdom. Christ rejected such a notion saying of His Kingdom that “it cometh not with carnal observation”. And those who say that it does? Christ said “do not follow them!”. (Luke 17.22). But so these persist and will receive the same condemnation. Woe! See that you do not refuse Him who speaks from heaven! The very thing the Jews rejected, so these do too today and they will receive the same judgment.

The purpose to replace the old was so important that Christ gave His life for that cause. Woe to those who despise His blood in hopes of rebuilding the old kingdom and implement the old sacrifices and those who help them. But for those who accept the New? We bear not our own judgment like they did but “On Him was laid the iniquity of us all and by His stripes we are healed”. For those who deny Him receive their own death and condemnation, but for us He diffuses ours.

When Christ said “The Kingdom is preached and all are entering”, He was not referring to entering that Jerusalem for they were already there, but the land of faith. He said “The time that is coming is now when you no longer worship in Jerusalem (on earth) but in Spirit and truth” hereby defining the New boundaries of His Kingdom of “where ever two or more are gathered in His name, there He is in their midst” fulfilling “the Kingdom of God is within you”.

In His name, meaning “in Christ” are the limitless, eternal boundaries. We who are constituted of spirit and Truth are this constituency made up of New constitution called The New Covenant. And because of this we can say that “now we are fellow citizens members and Saints of the household of God laid upon the foundation of the apostles (not concrete) with Christ our cornerstone” and “we are living stones built together a habitation of God in the Spirit”. Once again defining our boundaries of endless opportunities.

But many are still looking for the physical kingdom “that cometh not with observation” and allege themselves with the wicked servant who said “my master delays His coming” of which He does not. He stands at your door and knocks even now.

Of those who seek another? They constitute the apostates of our day of a “not yet kingdom for a not yet king at some incalculable point in the future when another savior will come. This kingdom is not “at hand” but out of reach. You can’t have it. They join their predecessors of whom it is said “you are not entering the Kingdom nor are you allowing those who are trying to do so “. They preach another gospel then “The Kingdom of God is at hand”

Christ is the same yesterday today and forever, and need not to appear for you to believe because you are measured by your faith in the God “who calls those things that don’t exist as though they do”. Why? Because they do.

So it was everything defining the Jews of old, be at the laws the feast the prophets the buildings and the artifacts that were disassembled unraveled to never be repeated because they were only a temporary addendum to the promises made to Abraham. Moses was an add on that was fulfilled. Now we are back on track. They are so emphatically fulfilled and destroyed, every debt and every payment cleared and made good so that it never needs to be revisited or rebuilt. Even as it says in Hebrews of the New Covenant in force, “He made the first covenant obsolete”. Even as scripture says that the law was added till Faith Comes, and in the fullness of time God sent forth his son born from a woman to redeem those who are under the law”. The redemption has already taken place. That is why that whole culture is history. Christ took the law that was contrary to us, nailed it to the cross and neutralized the effects of its accusations,  sins, condemnation and fear. That’s what the law did. It kept you in the perpetual feasts and focus on sin and sacrifices.  That is why “he who sins has neither seen Him or known Him” and that is why now living on the redemptive side of the Law the prophets and sin “the accusor of the brethren has been cast down “. Because “He has perfected forever those who come to Him”. And we did.

The Kingdom of God is emphatically at hand. And it has nothing to do with the imitation on earth. Do not be fooled by the Jerusalem of our day.

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