God can be articulated to the intellect but He cannot be constructed. Nor can anything be constructed to house Him or please Him.
For God to be made or have things manufactured for Him is an oxymoron. For the maker to need something made for Him is silly. God cannot be housed, manufactured or contained. He can only be articulated to the intellect. All the visual heavens cannot contain Him. However the Heavens of the mind were given for God to interact with us there. God can be known but He cannot be seen.
Articulation is an invisible tool for the invisible God to manifest Himself. This articulation is done only by words. Scripture is God articulated through Word. As we adopt His Word, we are His offspring. In the beginning was the word and the Word was with God and the Word was God, this word is defined as God’s Son. Why? Because not only is He the exactitude of the Father, He also is an invisible pre-creation embodiment that was before the beginning. But not a body with arms such as we have, oh no his arms are farther reaching than that. An embodiment not like our physical bodies, nor of a container of any sort for “It is in Him we live and dwell and have our being”, but of principles and truths. And it’s not just that historical references or things about God are passed on through verble articulation. Something much greater than this. Scripture contains the very genetics and DNA of God. It is for us to consume Gods DNA contained in the gospel passed on through revelation to our mind, for our Transfiguration from a created being to a spirit being. This is what it means to be born again. Born of the spirit and not of earthen elements.
An elemental understanding is false because God is not made up of elements. Neither are there any borders or boundaries or restrictions that God is subject to, including time and space. If He was he would not be God. He would be subject to the created of which He governs. God is boundless in his ways unrestricted unfettered unhindered. To Him belong eternal glory amen.
No one has seen God at anytime but the Son declares Him with Master full speech and perfect articulation. If we see the Son as He truly is non-physical, we see the Father. A perfect reflection.
The Son said “He who has seen Me has seen the Father” was not talking about carnally visual aspects of the Father or a physical picture as being important or we would have a physical portrait with eye color hair color, stature in scripture for us to try to imitate. But we imitate word. His Words are His attributes in action.
When the son came to his own, his own did not receive him because they were expecting something made of time and matter. They saw not the Eternal value in the the man “who had no place to lay His head. “But to as many as received Him, not his carnal nature but His invisible one, to them he gave power to become his children even those who believe in his name”. That it is us who see him as he is in His natural element of Word, and we become like him (1 John 3.2.) We are being transfigured from the glory to the glory. They saw not his glory for they saw the robes and sandals only. They rejected the invisible element that emitted from that one. “He is the light that shines into the heart of every man”. This is the true light the sun dimly mimics.
There are those who were expecting a man in kingly attire on a studly horse who were embarrassed by the peasant on a donkey. Some called out ““Hosanna to the Son of David! ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’ Hosanna in the highest!”
The physical contrast became a distraction and they saw him not “who rides a sorel horse whose garments are dipped in blood whose name is, The Word of God”.
But those of us who know him as a contrast to the physical understood him perfectly. Those who understood saw Shiloh riding on the foal of a colt and that the reign of the Jews was over. (Genesis 49.11)Those who speak of him coming again in human form, know him not for He is already what they expect him to be later. And those who expect Him to conquer something later, do not know Him who said at the cross “it is finished”. Lo I am with you always even to the end. As though He becomes something different later. Paul said “we once knew Christ in the flesh, from now on we know Him like that no more”.
This is why God does not receive his testimony from man for he knows what’s in man. More carnal Fabrications. But we speak what we hear and testify to what we seen for we have eyes and ears of a different nature. We endure as seeing him who is invisible. He who was born a king need not become a king. The Son did not come here to become anything He wasn’t, but to prove who he already was. “He is the same yesterday today and forever”. Hebrews 13.8
John the Apostle was explicit that “we know him who is from the beginning”. If He is in the making or becoming something He could not have been from the beginning. This is proof that He is unchangeable in character, nature and construction. But there is a coming one whose coming is according to the working of Satan. The coming one is the becoming one who is not yet but must be. This one must go down on the pit. Why? Because he is the imposter.
The Son’s purpose was to expire the old way of interacting with God called the old covenant. He proved this when he went to the father and said father I have completed the work you have given me to do I have given Those whom you’ve given me out of this world I have given them your word and they have kept it. The scriptures replaced the feasts the ceremonies and buildings of old. The articulation was complete. “In Him dwells the fullness of the godhead body” and because we have received his word we have received His fullness. So we too can say I and the father are one. As Paul pleaded, be ye reconciled to the Father”, so we were. The old could not do this.
The “coming one” is a becoming one as though he is not yet but must still be and is there for disqualified as being eternal.
It is as we take all the concepts of God displayed in the law and the prophets and more clearly in the Son and expire them in the heavens being the regions of our mind, through the access to the heart, the very place for God. The gospel message has its fulfilled purpose in us and need not take this any further. As Peter stated “receiving the end of your faith the salvation of your soul”.
The salvation of the soul is to be restored to its proper purpose of full interaction with God. The soul is the only invisible element you have. It is the only Eternal access point you have to the father and without that restoration there is no eternity.
As a seed in the dirt seems insurmountable and unimportant to the plant, for it sees no light and lives in dirt so too is the man of the Earth. But if it contains the genetics of the Living God showing in our hearts through the gospel being watered by the Holy Spirit, this one becomes enamored with another element. Its sites and focuses are no longer in the shell. So too with the metamorphosis of a butterfly or a caterpillar. The two are constructs of different elements. One crawls on the dirt the other flies in the air. So too those who have sown the words of God in their heart water it with the Holy Spirit, becomes the thing that is said. The very genetics of God seen in scripture, believed in our heart, in this way we become Godly.
There is no such thing as a hope in an afterlife without this. It is those who in their carnal body being ignorant of the things of God are The Walking Dead. They are dead to the things of God. If this were not so the Son would not of said “let the dead bury their dead”. And John the Apostle would not of said “he who has the Son has life he who has not the Son has not life”. Those who have not the Son have the contrast. And the contrast will be taken out of the way for the Eternal to remain.
And it is also true that “the dust returns to the dust”. Those who do not acquire the spirit acquire nothing. For this reason some who profess Christ are said to be “poor blind and naked”. Not knowing the riches in Christ they are poor not seeing the kingdom of God at hand they are blind brcause they think the Kingdom will take a physical form on planet earth . Anything made of time and matter will be dissolved with a ferfant heat. ( 2 Peter 3) That’s why those who hold onto a construct and a hope of time and matter, their hopes will be tarnished. Those who put on Christ put on the very words He spoke and become Word like Him. As we said earlier the Son said father I have finished the work that you’ve given me to do I have given them your word and they have kept it. Nothing else needs to be said. The Son was the Fathers final say so.
We who have received the Son in this way as an embodiment of the concepts and attributes of God, are sons of God. It is us who speak the words to confirm who we are by where we’ve been and where we in the very place hidden “in Christ “.
Christ said “No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man who is in heaven.” We too can take these words and expire them fulfilled in ourselves, that “just as He is so are we in the world”. He was not just a man in the world. He was himself being the pre-spoken word, the very exact expression of the father, as we receive His fullness. It has been given for the taking. John 1.16
No one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again and we see and no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born above and so we do. We are a kind of first fruits of his creation being born of word and spirit of his kind non element spirit and Truth.
We testify of what we hear and speak of what we seen because of the place that we have been. That makes us a visitors and pilgrims while we are here in the human body. We who are visitors are called ambassadors. For who can be an ambassador from a country they’ve never had residents in? You could only be an ambassador and a representative of something that you are a part of otherwise you would just be a spokesperson.
This is what happens to those who speak of another coming Kingdom because the kingdom of God being “at hand”. They quite obviously have not been to the place they are trying to represent if they expect it in the future. But The Kingdom of God is at hand.
Like a baby bird in the nest who prefers a soft pre-chewed worm, so to a carnal believer is hooked on old testament culture and parables. This is the same as preferring the old wine for it is better, they reject the new having not the faith, the invisible imbecilic cord.
Those who pay ties at the temple pay for building projects and give in to sacrifices, these are slow to receive the invisible for the visible things they did are of no Eternal value. For “the earth and all its works shall be burned”. If your works do not serve as a crossover point into the eternal it amounts to nothing. Our Christ has entered into the heavens now, not to a Tabernacle made by hands but a tabernacle made by God. That is the place of our homage, of our sacrifices and our giving. As it says in Isaiah “why do you trample my courts with your feast and your sacrifices? Who has required this of you?” It is to receive God as He is and offered Him the sacrifice of praise. That is acceptable to him.
If you appear at the altar to leave a gift and know not the Gift Giver, the Giver becomes a Taker and you leave empty-handed. To some people he appears as a thief or even what they think they have shall be taken. And those who have an expectation of a future Jesus have nothing. If you knew the Gift Giver and the things He possessed, you would receive immediately the things that you asked for. For this reason the Son said to the disciples “until now you have asked for nothing in my name ask that your joy may be full”. We know the Gift Giver and we know the gift. All the gifts are in Christ Jesus All Things become new in Christ Jesus. You just need to figure out what All Things Are. You may look at some and think they are poor but they possess all things in this way.
For this reason John the Apostle said love not the world nor the things of the world for he who loves the world the love of the father is not in him. But we love God
There are those things that were with God from the beginning. These things are His. Everything else eventually disappears.
If you really knew the Gift Giver in truth you would not have to ask because the things have already been given. “We have been given everything that pertains to life and godliness through the knowledge of him who calls us by glory to virtue”. To share his virtue we are the called. We who know the Gift Giver in this way being the recipients are now ourselves gift-givers. As it is written “he who rejects you rejects Me. He who receives you received Me. We are the conduit. We are the conveyors and the purveyors of the water that doesn’t cost money we are recipients of the Living Water and become Wells of Living Water.
Christ approached the woman in Samaria at the well and asked for water. Had she known the gift-giver she would have asked for the water. She said I know the Christ when he comes he shall tell us all things. In response Jesus said I whom you are seeking, I am. He left no explanation of a 2nd coming. She was filled enough to go tell the whole city. “This is the Christ”. In our age there are many still waiting. God does not repeat Himself. But fortunately we do. We call it the Gospel.