It is funny that they are looking for a link between monkey and man but there are hundreds if not thousands of missing links between all the species. A missing link would be a thing of dual natures. Â As much time that has been spent looking for â€œthe missing linkâ€ there is a missing link that has been over looked in the debate. That is the God man known as Jesus or Yeshua. This God man was equally man and God, not being part man and part God but being fully man and fully God. The first in the New humanity.
Here is the split in creations which is the fall of man having a Â broken relationship with God. Hence the need for a representative of man and a representative from God. And if he was not Â both natures He could not fairly represent either one. Similarly the purpose of our whole political system. TheÂ governed and the government. The electorate and the elected and theÂ lobbyist. EveryoneÂ wants to be heard, understood and acted fairly upon. The courts and the Judge, the prisoner and prisons. Judgement, arbitration and retribution. To arbitrate fairly on behalf of the warring creations. For the spirit wars against the flesh and the flesh wars against the spirit so Jesus was called the son of God and the son of man qualifying his ability to do just that.
He is our advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous, He who is also described as our â€œmediator between God and man, the man Christ Jesusâ€. For him to represent us He has to be one of us. He had to come from our trenches not just as aÂ spectatorÂ but in total experience. He who in the days of His flesh, offered up prayers for us with sobbing and weeping. He could notÂ have done this without being one of us. His compassion touched every level of pain we could experience and more. For â€œHe by the grace of God tasted death for every manâ€.Why? So we wouldnâ€™t have to. For on Him was laid the inequity of us all and by His stripes we are healed. For it pleased the Father to bruise Him for ourÂ sake.
The Father the Son and the Holy Spirit talked of thisÂ great gulf between our species and formulated the plan of salvation. From Isaiah 6, whom shall go, who shall we sent from us?â€ We know Him whoâ€™s goings forth were of old to everlasting, being from eternity past to eternity future, Christ the same yesterday today and forever, the forever man, the man who also was God, the oneÂ necessaryÂ to save all of mankind. He who was the propitiation for the whole world.
This is the only missing link that is not a perversion, a geneticallyÂ modified hybrid. He is the one and only link between a species. Without HimÂ humanity would be forever lost. Who is worthy to open the scroll and to remove the seals (to reveal the New Creation)? Behold the lion from the tribe of Judah. Then they beheld the lamb as though it had been slain and He then came and took the scroll. Having expired all the pictures that preserved humanity, God sent the Son and rescued it. The Son did what all the law and the prophets could not do. He provided a baptism that exceeded the baptism of Moses. He was the true waters and He was the rock that was smote. He was the true manna. He was the red heifer. He was the sacrifice lamb, He was the lamb sent into the wild. He was every message ever displayed by the old ways and then having expired them. â€œLo I have come in the volume of the book to do thy willâ€. Â He set them on a shelf for ourÂ perusal. God who in times past spoke toÂ the fathers by pictures andÂ parablesÂ has in these last days spoken by His Son. They are fulfilled in the life of Christ.
Â The point here is that all the law and the prophets were attempts to getÂ believersÂ to cross over in species, to become a born from above new creation.Â It wasnâ€™t that it was not offered before Christ, it was not easily understood so the road had to be widened and made straight as wasÂ prophesiedÂ of John the Baptist, â€œmake straight the ways of the Lordâ€. If there had been a law or a prophecy that workedÂ Christ would not have come. â€œFather if there is any other wayâ€ And having provided several attempts we now look to the God man. For all other attempts were pictures for us on whom the end of the age has come. They spoke not for themselves but for us about the grace of God. For the law was by Moses but grace and truth by Jesus Christ.
The prophets searched of what manner of time the Spirit of Christ who was in them, testifying of the sufferings of Christ and the Glories that would follow. We who believe are those Glories that follow. He was the first fruit and we are a kind of first fruit of His creation. That is the new creation. So we too are these missing links severally being members of His body theÂ fullnessÂ of Him who fills all andÂ all.
Those of old pictured the Passover lamb where death invisibly passes over like for us. Which was also continuously re-stated in the sacrifices by burning the skin and the carcass â€œoutside the campâ€. This was all finished in Christ as He received the burning judgment of all from the Almighty God on our behalf.
Those of old were provided the picture of baptism with Noahâ€™s flood and crossing the Red Sea, crossing the Jordan, and Â with John the baptist as well as others. These all taught not the putting off of the filth of the flesh put an answer of a clear conscience.They pointed to the serpent on a pole which is Christ on the cross as an event past, which gave them passage into the future. They were all to do this by faith as are we. To enter the very presence of God. â€œThere remains a rest to the people of God for he who has entered his rest has ceased from his works as God didâ€. To be with Him where He is as Christ prayed.
And if Christ said it we can do it.Â And having put off the old man by faith we do. Paulâ€™s words from Romans, walk in newness of life. We have to â€œrecon ourselves dead to sin, but alive to God in Christâ€. And since the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead has already quickened your mortal body by His Spirit who dwells in you. For as many as are led by this Spirit of God, these are the sons of Godâ€. These are first fruits bearing His likeness being several copies of the missing link. As He is, so are we in this world. We being transformed (2 Cor 3.18) beingÂ metamorphosed by His Spirit by looking at the Glory we become Glory, being the Glories that would follow. 1 Peter 1.11. Â Romans 8. 30 For whom He for knew these He also called and whom He called these He justified and these He justified He also Glorified.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Our New Citizenship
We are card carrying members of the Kingdom of God. Not written with binary code on a magnetic strip on aÂ pieceÂ of plastic, butÂ having the word of God written on ourÂ circumcisedÂ hearts with the finger of God. We are the true Israel of God. Â As plastic credit cards allowsÂ privilegesÂ in societyÂ ourÂ citizenshipÂ is heaven and we have certainÂ privileges. From Galatians 6.15, What avails heaven, or grants access now for us is thisÂ new creation in us. We can now go boldly to the throne of Grace anytime. We can go in and out and find (food) pasture anytime. We have a city whose gates are always open to itâ€™s citizens (fellowship). A place where there is no day or night, no sun or moon, but the lamb is itâ€™s light, for He is the true light that has come into the world. Where those who areÂ sorcerers, murders, and idolaters and whoever loves a lie cannot enter. Where flesh and blood cannot inherit this kingdom. Where those who through faith can go.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Hebrews 12.22-24 paraphrase.
For we have come to Mount Zion,the city of the living God, heavenly Jerusalem, to the general assembly, to the called out ones, the firstborn, those who are registered in heaven, to God the judge of all, to the place of just men made perfect, to Jesus the mediator between God and men with the NewÂ CovenantÂ being in force because the blood was already spilled which the blood of Abel testified of.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â The False Gospel of Another Day. One yet in the future.
You cannot partake of this Kingdom if in your mind it is yet future. That Â if you believe that Christ still Â has to fulfill Danial 9 and finish transgression, make an end of sacrifice and sin, that He must seal vision and prophesy and anoint the Most Holy. If you dwell these having to be completed in the end times and eschatology you are not entering in. Like the Pharisees who thought the kingdom would appear, Christ said to them â€œyou are not entering My Kingdom and you are not allowing those who are trying to do so either. Of those leaders He said â€œit is better for you to be tied off with a millstone and drowned then for you to offend any of my little ones. You are a denier of the true Christ and offer a counterfeit kingdom in Satanâ€sÂ realm. Satan showed Christ all the kingdoms throughout time and offered them to Him. Christ rejected them, all of them. And again with His words â€œMy kingdom is not of this ageâ€ meaning of the creation of emc=square, big bang of time and matter.
The word of God is notÂ constrained but our thinking is. He is looking for those to worship Him in not in earthly Jerusalem but in Spirit and truth now. His Kingdom is found â€œIn Christâ€ The lack of thinking in faith keeps people out. The carnal mind is a veil that blinds us to His Reality. Or is it to be fulfilled in our lifetime? At any point in time? In this age at all? If you answered yes the god of this age has blinded you and robbed you of your reward, your inheritance. To be â€œIn Christâ€ is to grow in understanding of Him and His Kingdom. The one that â€œIs at handâ€ now.Â â€œDo not seal this book for the time is at hand!â€ Rev 22.10. Â At Hand today and 2000 years ago.
Paul begged those who were in Corinth to understand this. We are ambassadors from Christ as though God was pleading through us because of the work of Christ. The heralding call was â€œbe ye reconciled to Godâ€. To be one with, at-one-ment. Like Adam and Eve before the fall. As workers together do notÂ receiveÂ theÂ grace of God for an unfruitful purpose. For God says â€œIn an acceptable time I have heard, and of the day of salvation? I have helped. Behold now is the accepted time! Now is the day of salvation! Why in the world do we look for a second coming as though that is the solution? The great doctor has seen our illness and our affliction and has given us the diagnosis, the treatment and the solution. Him who spoke a word and the lame walked has spoken to us and Â It is not the second coming. For on Him was laid the chastisement for us all and by His stripes ye are healed. When did that happen? The new covenant is in effect and is only for the new creation,
There cannot be a king without a kingdom or He is just a dreamer. And this kingdom has a capitol city and a time. In this case anytime you are able to accept it by faith. Then you would be citizens of a holy nation of Kings and priests if you have been there. Are we not seated in Heaven according to His word? Then as ambassadors from that place we too offer the same invitation as our Lord. Repent, believe the Gospel. The Kingdom of God is At Hand. Enter into the true union and full blessings â€œIn Christâ€.
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