*The only righteous act

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The righteous Act was the right deed done to erase the wrong. What then is wrong deed, and what is the right deed that corrected the wrong? This is righteousness.

Romans 5 put it like this, that through the one man (Adam) sin entered creation and death spread to all of humanity. And that just has through one man’s act of sin, sin spread throughout Humanity. So too through one man’s righteous act life spreads to those who received . And who is that it?  Christ. He is the gift of God by  being His right deed accredited to us on our behalf to undo the effects of the fall. In this way we share in His life and are exonerated from the death that was passed on to us by Adam. We have a new nature with a new heritage.

So Christ’s righteous singular act that He did was to undo the Adamic curse and to free would be believers from death. All those born according to Adam are born dead to the things of God. They cannot see or hear Him who knocks on the door of their invisible  heart. An invisible God requires an invisible response of what we call Faith, which is our invisible imbecilic cord to the living God. These are the things that are intangible to the carnal senses of hearing sight sound in touch, but insurmountable more real.

All those who receive Him in His original construct being “The Word of God” of pre-incarnate spirit and truth, are born of a new creation having eyes to see and ears to hear of a different nature. These are God’s people, the true Israel of God as defined  in 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, upon the Israel of God.” But it is those who do not have the new nature that has a different understanding of the Israel of God. A carnal one. The thing on earth is not the Israel of God.

Christ is able to save to the uttermost those who come to him. And just as Moses instructed the people to look at the snake on the pole to be saved, we look back to the cross to see our sin and our old enemy the devil hanging lifelessly there. That is the one single saving Act of God that produces true righteousness that is able to save equally those who look forward to the cross and us to look back to that saving savior.  It was God who made him who knew no sin, to become sin, for us to be the righteousness of God in him. Therefore be ye reconciled to the father!

 

There is not going to be another saving or savior to supersede or add on to this rightly done, completed and fulfilled act. Even as 2nd Peter says that all the Earth and all its Works shall be burned with fire so that true righteousness remains. True righteousness is now, but then it will be without competition.

 

You see the curse is not something imposed by God on mankind, but that mankind was operating  contrary to their god-given nature of “having dominion over all the earth in cohesion with the living God”. It is that Creation responds negatively to fallen thinking.  They have  backwards, upside down thoughts. This is why the carnal mind is enmity against God. The things mankind was given power over then now had power over them. They were created to live in fellowship and constant non-stop communion with the living God,  but now they serve creation and remain ignorant of Him who said “lo I am with you through all the ages”.

 

God didn’t curse mankind. They violated the natural laws programmed into the creation by the Creator of “everything being good very good” and walking backwards,  much like going the wrong way down a one way street, they experience the curse. This is what it means when the disciples were inquiring about the Tower of Siloam that fell on many people. He said unless you repent this will likewise happened to you, Showing the need for a polarity change from cursing to blessing to escape pending doom.

 

The work of Christ performed the polarity shift. Blessing for cursing as signified by the crown of thorns, a correct reference to working the earth and yeilding thorns and thistles. Hence the need to repent. Turn the other way with right thinking.  To return to God in this way. That is what repent means.

Adam turned away from God.  And when he turned, he did not get the next best thing,  he got the exact opposite, and imposed that spiritual posture on humanity. To all those born of his kind having only carnal perceptions.  But the elect of God have both. We have a God consciousness. We are not God, but having every thing that God has by being joint heirs of the gift of God in Christ.

It was Adam who turned from a God consciousness to a self consciousness. He became afraid and detached from God in His thinking and became empty first in His mind. Then he felt naked and guilty for the first time and wanted to hide the empty spot. A great void in the heart that many try to fill today with countless addictions. These are also classified as idolatrous and adulterous toward God.

 

But those of us who hear the heavenly repent and turn the other way to Faith in the Living God in the spirit of the Mind which is the place of mankind’s departure and the place of our return.

The curse is gone, condemnation is gone, the devil is de-fanged. We accept God in the spirit of the mind and are made whole.

The law culture that was given was  to amplify mankinds nakedness and sin. It is this nakedness and sin that was nailed to the cross. We apply this with our thinking and behavior through the working of faith.

The laws we thought to bring righteousness showed us to be wrong and brought us to our reality of who we are without God, crippled and spiritually bereft. As Paul said”Oh wretched man that I am. Who shall deliver me from the law of sin and desth? Who shall over ride my self infliction? He then answered himself on our behalf saying ” there is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ who walk by the prompting  of the spirit and not the flesh.

 

Through the gift of righteousness of the one man who was the Word of God first, who became flesh, a man to undo the upside down thinking of those departing from God.

 

Christ secured our safe return by giving us the gospel of which you are now hearing. Sin no longer has dominion, or power over us. It cannot control us. It has no ill effects to us and creation for us is restored to that which is “good, very good” if we reach maturity. If we can receive it by faith. Why? Because all the ill effects of mankinds stupid thinking is grounded out at the cross. On him was laid the iniquity of us all”.

This is why we see The lamb of God in heaven is The center piece. There belongs glory to none other. The lighting strike that was looking for us, landed on Him. And Christ did this willingly for you when you are enemies, to have life and life more abundantly. To share in His victory and the pleasures He enjoys today is our bounty and our abundance.  Life more abundantly.

“God sent His Son into the world not to condemn it, but to save it. But He did not come to change the earth but our thinking because that’s not what fell. His act at the cross provided all the saving for all time for anyone willing to receive the free gift. He delt with satan, sin and death to longer associate with that and has given us that victory through the conduit called the gospel. We learned to appropriate it for our own victory so that we don’t have to fight with Satan, sin and death either.

 

It is the gospel that is the power of God into salvation  and not a 2nd coming. (Romans 1.16)

 

The one saving act of the cross has no encore performance. No need to repeat or ensue anymore battles, but is secure for us in complete victory “waiting for His enemies to be defeated not by another work on His part, but by yours by adopting him and putting on his attributes as defined through the gospel and in this way we put on Christ the son of God the word of God.

This is true righteousness gifted to us who believe and the only true righteousness. As 1st John says “little children, we are righteous even as He is righteous” because He is the source of righteousness.  His one saving act of the cross. The lamb of God who takes away the sin of humanity to all who accept His righteousness.  His righteousness is now our righteousness.

Whenever lightning is aimed our way, we point to Him. He righted all the wrongs. Righteousness prevails.

 

A Greater Than Melchizedek is Here

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 A greater than Melchizedek is here.
In previous posts we’ve quoted from scripture that a greater than Solomon, a greater than Jonah, a greater than the temple and a greater than the law and the prophets, has all appeared in the son of God. He fulfilled all the law and the prophets as being the object they all only mimicked in a carnal way. For they spoke of Him
We explain how all the law and the prophets, being these various persons, offices and objects in scripture, be it Moses or Aaron the priesthood or the prophets, the tabernacle, arc and the covenant, these are all physical representations of invisible realities of God in the spirit. And whereas finite man in his limitations cannot multitask in the fashion of the Living God. For this reason the various aspects of God were broken down in concept only for our understanding. The law and the prophets are just a breakdown of the things of God for us to conceptualize God more clearly and for us to understand the immensity of the living God and all His tasks He does simultaneously without ever lagging in any part.
It is now our duty as believers to take these various articles of faith represented in the old covenant called “All the law and the prophets, and seen more clearly in the life of Christ, to reassemble them in the spirit of our mind, which is our place of transfiguration. To be “renewed in the spirit of our mind”. (Romans 12.2)
When the Son came into the world He said that all the law and the prophets were till then, now the kingdom is preached. He was showing for us something significantly different. For all the law and the prophets were an addendum that had been added because of transgression till faith in the Son came. They are then done away with. They were put in place only until the time of reformation. Hebrews 8
You see Christ’s need to fulfill all these things wasn’t that he had to become something that He already wasn’t, or to do something for Himself because He wss not fully developed. He is not in transition, we are.  Christ  is “the same yesterday today and forever” and does not change. These concepts of Him were only carnally displayed in the law culture, then in the man known as  Jesus. This was to open up our understanding to see that, He is all these things and more simultaneously. Even as He said to Mary “I am the resurrection” showing even this is not a place in time, or an event, but an aspects of His person.  All the law and the prophets being fulfilled in Him, because they portray aspects of Him. He didn’t come to keep the law. He is the law. He is “that prophet”. He is The Priest”. But those others? They were dim images that have been replaced. Sown coruptible,  to be raised incorruptible in the spirit, which is our new association.
They are the things that are “made new in Christ” in this way and not a physical way. And since He is eternally the same and cannot change,  the transition is ours. It takes place in the spirit of the mind to become spiritually like Him “for God is Spirit and truth and seeks such”. And such are we. We conceptualize God in this way and we are conceived. We see Him as He is and become like Him. (1st John 3) And if you can see what we are talking about, you have eyes and ears of a different nature.
So our topic today is to conceptualize Christ im the person of Melchizedek. The writer of Hebrews wanted to get into the eternal realities associated with him, but could not  get any further than to try to show them that Christ  takes away the first covenant to establish the second”. That the priesthood and the feasts, sacrifices and offerings, was expired with understanding “The great high priest in the order of Melchizedek” . A preisthood   before the law culture were ever added. Those hearers were “dull of hearing and needing milk” having not the “senses to discern good and evil. The author of Hebrews  wanted to go much further,  but he was unable to because of their spiritual immaturity and dependency on those physical articles noy realizing that they have trade in value. Hence, new for the old. The earmarks of the New Creation, distinguishingly different from the old.
So it is our point here today to show you what they were not able to see, because they were stuck in the covenant delivered through Moses of repetitive cycles and heeding the voices of the prophets of that covenant and were still ignoring their replacement.
So let the Holy Spirit say again in our day that “today is the day of salvation”. Today you hear the voice and harden not your hearts as they did.
The deliverance from the old can be concluded. Even as God delivered the Israelites from their enemies, and parted the Seas for their cross over,  so too  he can hold back and defeat  your enemies while you cross over. For there is no future work of God to do this for you other than the gospel. The gospel is the power og God unto salvation, and not a future event. Christ dealt with sin once and for all, from that time” waiting for His enemies to become His footstool”. And His enemies are? Your refusal to accept the saving of the cross whereby He defeated Satan, sin and death, being the old enemies. So let us go on to perfection if God allows. Let us therefor enter “the Kingdom of God at hand”.
Melchizedek being first “king of peace” and “king of Salem” the city. Salem means peace, and the prefix “Jeru” is how we get the verbage “Jerusalem” meaning city of peace. And from scripture “it is witness that He lives” meaning, the King of peace. That the Kings city being being the place of peace is pre-existing as well. You cannot have a King without a Kingdom, or he would be just a dreamer.
Melchizedek portrayed in picture form only for us to conceive the idea, the eternal truth of “the Kingdom prepared from the foundations of the world”. To whom Abraham gave a tenth part of all, first being translated “king of righteousness,” and then also king of Salem, meaning “king of peace,” without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like the Son of God, remains a priest continually.  (Hebrews 7.)
Not only is the King insolvent, so too His city is only broken down in concept for our conception to conceive. This is the original  Jerusalem  that “comes down of God from Heaven” for our perceptions to be enhanced and enlarged to receive this reality as a constant immovable, unchangeable,  eternal reality that can never be physically realized but can be spiritually actualized and implemented in the spirit of our mind, the place kf our individual transfiguration. You see “flesh and blood does not inherit the kingdom, but some do. And who might that be? Us the elect.
This is how we conceive invisible, spiritual matter. We conceptualize and  reassemble these concepts of the invisible God through our invisible tool we call faith, of the evidence of things hoped for and the substance of the things unseen. By this we obtain report with God” . (Hebrews 11)
Melchizedek was king of Peace, meaning king of Salem, and also high priest in the Heavenly city called Salem. Showing for us and assembly of things much greater than the priesthood of the law because Melchizedek was an assembly of the priest, the  priesthood, the king and his city that pre-ceeded them.  And had we been able to understand this, then we could have forgone the continual breakdown of the things of God into smaller concepts called the law and the prophets, as things that “were added till faith comes” and not a carnal event. The law and the prophets were instruments given us to bring us to maturity.
As those of whom it is said “when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part is done away with”. This is us in whom the law and the prophets have become faint images of past, expired old covenant images of the things we re-collected and assembled them in their proper estate being “the spirit of our mind” as the things that are fulfilled in Christ”.  It is “all things are made new in Christ”. That we who understand this are “new creations in Christ” by expiring the old breakdown of concepts.
Paul said “When I was a child, I thought like a child and spoke like a child. But when that which is perfect has come, that which was in part is done away with”. This scripture is fulfilled in our hearing. Those breakdowns in concept are assembled and  raised in our understanding.
That a greater than the law and the prophets was the promise and the oath given Abraham and established through Christ as pictured in Melchizedek. And it was the writer of Hebrews who said of Melchizedek  that “we have much to say however you have become dull of hearing”.
And so it is today for those who cannot differentiate between old and new covenants. For the writer of Hebrews could make no other point than that a greater than the prophets was here and today that’s not even accepted. Today they reappropriate scripture as all yet future and reject God as God is. Spirit and truth. Inconceivable.
But Melchizedek is he who witnessed that he lives. And who is it that lives would be an eternal one who has no beginning or end. And an eternal one who is more than just a priest in the fashion of Aaron. Being much greater than the prophet of Aaron being much greater than a king like David. And being much greater than Zion on Earth in Jerusalem remains of Eternal priest after the order of Melchizedek. And this is the order that the son of God was to absorb into himself. A greater than all these things is here because Christ is the culmination of all these things and this is the reason for the dispensation of the fullness of times is these things that were broken down, dispersed in dispensed for our understanding. We are to gather them in the spirit of our mind as the only place we have that is eternal.

So here is the conclusion of the matter from the 12th chapter of the book of Hebrews: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, 24 to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel. 

25 See that you do not refuse Him who speaks. For if they did not escape who refused Him who spoke on earth, much more shall we not escape if we turn away from Him who speaks from heaven, 26 whose voice then shook the earth; but now He has promised, saying, “Yet once more I shake[h] not only the earth, but also heaven.”[i] 27 Now this, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain.

28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may[j] serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. 29 For our God is a consuming fire.

Be consumed by this for this is the consummation of our faith and not physical death.

As ever. The Kingdom of God is at hand.

Heavenly Jerusalem

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Revelation 21.9 “Come, I will show you the bride, the Lamb’s wife.”[g]10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the great city, the holy[h]Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, 11 having the glory of God. 

No confusion here. The Bride of Christ has no carnal components, no earthen elements of brick and mortar. No illumination to compete with the stars but from original, unparalleled  Glory of the Almighty. She descends forth from Heaven having the Glory of God, clothed in the righteousness of the saints who carry out the will of the Father.  Which is? The eternal gospel. These are all invisible to the carnal senses being “the Kingdom prepared from the foundations of the world, the place we are called to. “Follow me, that where I am you may be also”. To follow Him you must be like Him. You must put Him on. You must be found “in Him”.

Just like a diamond is seen best in the contrast of a black cloth, so too the eternal city of God, which is fitting for God, being bone of His bone and flesh of His flesh of yhings unseen,  that has no beginning or end, being uniquely fitting for us who put on our New nature of attributes displayed in the Only Beggoten of the Father. We see Her as contrasts of visible things. And this is the purpose for the contrasts of creation,  that we the elect may see clearly from the things that are made, heavenly things that are not made but exist in there eternal glory of always being new with God outside of human perception, but always within reach.

The Kingdom of God is at hand.

They had opportunity to return

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Hebrews 11 speaks of those who if they wanted to could return to their Homeland. But that they sought a new one, a Heavenly one, therefore God is not ashamed to call them his children. For he has a place prepared for them. They knew they were sojourners and pilgrims on earth looking for a heavenly city made up not of the elemental building blocks of time and matter.
 
And this is what the gospel does. It offers us a promise of something new, something  different from the old.
People go through and read the promises of God, but then not having the faith to believe the invitation, God provides a back door. Maybe your belief mechanism, which is your faith in God, is too small to receive the things the things that God said. We say in our hearts “Hath God really said”? And if we persist in that way of not adopting His Words at face value, to receive the provision, the potential to stay where you are in the faith, or even go back to where you came, becomes stronger and stronger. But because the faithful do not desire to go back, God gives them, us, something much greater of a heavenly estate. A trade takes place. Something physical for something invisible. For “He is the God who gives life to the dead and calls things that don’t exist as though they do”. For us the elect this glorious fact is more substantial that all the luminaries in the sky combined. They were made on the forth day. Our glory is pre-existent.
We then being joint heirs with Christ of the Heavenly pleasures, are partakers of the blessedness that Christ enjoys now. The same blessedness He had before He said “let there be light”.
Scripture says that “God has given us every spiritual blessing in the heavenlies in Christ”. And “God has given us everything that pertains to life and godliness through the knowledge of him who calls us to Glory”. But we just have a hard time believing this invisible reality, so we wait for the next saving called a second coming Jesus, to deliver the goods of the things “God hath said”. But it is God who said “let there be light and there was light” who said some other things with the same immediate results, but you just can’t see them with the old human thinking. It is the old human thinking that translates God into physical things, but it is God who translates us into spiritual.  Scripture must be “spiritually discerned”. So you must be born again of the spirit to do so.
 
We see that with Paul speaking to the Thessalonians, he said that “because some did not like to retain the truth of God, that God gave them over to the lie if possible to deceive the elect. He gave them another way to persist in their rejecting “Him who is invisible”.  He gives them something tangible to appease the carnal senses. But those of us who know, know that “flesh and blood does not inherit the Kingdom of God”. But the rescripted mind of the spirit   does. That if they would have received the truth, then when plan B came along, they would have rejected it. But they took the option that didn’t need faith.This is how God separates the wheat from the tarts. He gives them a strong delusion. 2 Thes 2.11
But that’s not what Abraham did, that’s not what Isaac or Jacob did. They didn’t take facts over faith. They believed and confessed that they were pilgrims and sojourners on Earth as they looked to the Heavenly City. No earthen city would sufficeth, so they wandered without compromise. What about you?
So there are those today who wander in another way. And when you wander from God you don’t get the next best thing. You get the exact opposite. God gave the Israelites the law culture to show them their sinfulness. “For them it became line upon line, precept upon precept. Why? To be taken snared and caught”. “To make sin exceedingly sinful”. It was called “the covenant of death” till Christ came and abolished the law, the prophets  and that culture. He took away the first covenant to establish the New Covenant.
But today many like the wine of the Old Covenant  better and  get the expectation of an un-holy city on earth with a monstrous looking Jerusalem not patterned of David or Solomon’s Jerusalem, but the synagogue of Satan of those who are falsely called Jews. Never the less, they stole the old names and call it Israel and Jerusalem in our day. And because many reject the “Kingdom of God at hand” they look for another. They get a rehashed, refabricated, truncated version of the fullfilled and expired culture of the law,  wanting to mimick all its feasts, sacrifices, language and plot of land on earth and thereby reject the Heavenly calling. They are not pilgrims with a heavenly quest but choose to remain of the earth. “For the time that is coming now is when you will not worship God in Jerusalem but in Spirit and truth for the Father seeks such” (John 4) Such are we who are born again. We don’t fall for that lie in our day.
It is “all the Earth and all its Works shall be burned for the Eternal to remain. So what manner of person are you to be an all holy conduct”. We wait for the eternal and despise the counterfeit in our day.
 
So it is today as if the gospel message is wore out. Many churchgoers have acquiesced and accepted that lie. Very much like the Jews of old of whom it was said in Revelation that they were “the city called Sodom where the Lord was slain” describing their spiritual condition. But as we know the Lord was slain by the Jewish culture, that was condemned and put out of business. The Kingdom was torn from them and given to others. Why? Because they “were not entering the Kingdom, nor allowed those who were trying to do so”. And in this way they rejected the call. It was the Jews that cried out “no he is not our King crucify him”. Why? Because they could not receive him as he is. They saw the pauper on a donkey, but He was the One on the white horse whose attire was dipped in blood, whose name no man can say, Who is called the word of God. We are still saying His name today. He cannot be reduced to the simple spelling of a name without meaning.
When the Jews were first given the Oracles of God written by his finger, he told them that these things are supposed to be in your heart. But that’s a transition that didn’t happen for they were more gratified as to have reminders hanging up and sacrifices and continual feast. They told Moses “His Words are too fearful. You talk to God”. And when the people asked for meat to eat and things to do, the lord gave it to them. He gave them meat “till it came out their nostril”.  He was showing for us in parable form, that these people wanted something to do. So He gave it to them till it came out their nose and it’s called the law. The details in Leviticus are just this. Let it come out your nose till you get sick. But the law itself was supposed to show something invisible however they would have none of it.
And we are in the same predicament as the Jews of old. The second coming message of another Jesus with another saving and another struggle with Satan sin and death,  blatantly rejects the saving called the gospel, and aligns the Christian denominations today who fail to believe in the saving of the cross as our crossover point, our passover, our passage to safty, our baptism, buried with Christ , raised New in Christ. These take the back door and sit and wait with the wicked servant who said “my Lord delays His coming”. They wait for “The Second Coming”. They have the same mind set as the Jews of old and say in their heart “no he is not my savior. No, not this one”. They despise the gift at the cross and insult the spirit if grace and walk away. Where are you going? Or like “Adam where are you”.
They partake of the sin of Sodom and Gomorrah as did the Jews who crucified Christ. And the Sin of Sodom was? Bring them out so that we can see them and know them. They wanted tangible proof. But the persons of the Godhead are not physically  tangible.  They cannot be carnally known or assimilated. They are heavenly. They are elementally different. They  call us to adopt Their attributes. To put Them on. To “put on Christ” one attribute at a time until we look likeHim. We put on godliness, god-like-ness. To awake to the truths defined in Gods Word. His Word is our New definition of ourselves as “we behold like in a mirror the Glory of the Lord, we transfigure into the self same image as by the Spirit”. This is our full duty, sum role and goal to God and our purpose as sojourners to arrive there and fullfill the scripture that says “Father, that those whom you have given Me may be with Me where I am”. And so we are because the Father never denied “the Only Beggoten”. You have to believe this.
The purpose of the gospel is to bring us to this point. Ephesians 4.13 “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; (an exactitude a perfect replica, just like Christ. There is no other passage to the heavenlies but by faith in the gospel, the good news)14 that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, 15 but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ”. This is our destination as sojourners. Any other savior or saving or transfiguration than the cross is just a dillusion to deceive. 

Revelation 3.2020 Behold, I stand at the door (of your heart) and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with and the Me. 21 To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me  (immediately) on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne”.

And because everything about God is invisible, to sit with Him we have to understand that even His furniture is invisible.  Just as the fish, birds and mammals live in elements consistent with their nature,  so does God and His Children. We are those “who worship God in Spirit and truth, for the Father seeks such”. Such are we who have made it past the debris of false doctrines and dillusions and carnal representations of invisible things of the old testament culture of the law and the prophets. “When that which is perfect has come, that which is in part is done away with”. This saying is fulfilled in our hearing.

22 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says”.

The Kingdom of God is at hand.