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1st or 2nd coming Jesus?

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Jesus Christ is no longer wrestling with sin or fighting against Satan. He is not strategizing or dispatching heavenly angels in a battle. He is seated waiting for His enemies to be made His footstool.

The cross was so absolutely crushing and defeating to all His enemies, foes and obstacles that He is now seated with the Father. It is He who blazed for us a path into the presence of the Father His enemies now are not Satan, sin or principalities for they were obliterated at the cross. (Hebrews 2.14) The only obstacle now is unbelief. People do not believe the gospel.

Christ said at the cross “it is finished” and it is. He saved, secured, and redeemed us. He delivered us from this wicked world and translated us into the Kingdom of His Son and has fully reconciled us to Himself through faith in Christ. And it is finished at the cross not left for a 2nd coming Jesus to do this. He is not coming back to wage a battle. He is already victorious or He could not be seated in all power and Glory.

There are 2 distinctly different Christ’s. The one who saves through the cross or the one who saves at a 2nd coming. One of these Christ’s is an impostor. If Jesus has yet an enemy to be defeated He is not victor and not glorified or seated.

The enemies of Christ now are doubts fears and unbelief of the carnal mind which is why the holy spirit was sent to; 
 
John 16.8-10 “convict those in the world of sin, righteousness and judgment. Of sin because they do not believe in Me. Of righteousness because I go to the Father and you see Me no more. Of judgment because the ruler of this world is (already) judged. 
 
You become transformed by the renewing of your mind by these truths in scripture, as you accept Gods word at face value and apply it by faith as being spiritual facts, that you believe these, that you receive the gospel, the good news that you receive your place “In Christ”  
 
The same one who spoke the creation we experience now into existence in 6 days said words in the gospel to bring us into His presence as soon as you believe and receive the invitation. He who said “let there be light” and immediately there was light, also said something else more permanent. And it just is, because He said it. Jesus Christ is the word of God and another creation other than the one you have been common with.
 
We all identify with the 1st physical creation by a physical birth. It is by rebirth in Christ that you experience the new creation. Which is not new for it always was it is only new to you but it never fades or gets old for it is eternal.  And we experience this because of Christs work here on earth from the cross. It is not a product of a 2nd coming. And you do this by faith. Having faith “In Christ” puts you “In Christ” by spiritual birth. Faith is the invisible action which gives you access into the invisible creation.
 
So at Christs final coming when the mystery is complete and this old creation has served it’s purpose in raising up offspring of God to the fullness and stature of Jesus Christ (Ephesians 4..) then time will cease (Rev 10.6), matter will be removed (Heb 12.28) elements of this age will dissolve (2 Peter 3..) So it can be said “He who is unjust let him be unjust still. He who is filthy let him be filthy still. He who is righteous, let him be righteous still. And he who is holy let him be holy still. (Rev 22.11)  What you have become here is what you always will be. What you have chosen and believed or disbelieved will be manifest. The gospel will expire, the invitation will be retracted and the age of transformation will be over. You are what you are and those who have not believed the gospel, those who have not judged themselves and passed from judgment to life through the gospel, those left who have not entered the “Kingdom at hand” by associating with Christs death and resurrection, will have to stand alone to be judged.
 
When what is now invisible is manifest, faith will be no more, for it will be undeniable. There will be no more reward for faith, because faith is not necessary, for all will see. And transformation will cease. The age for each to follow Christ and go through our own transfiguration will be over. For it is now in this age of faith and grace that “we all with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the Glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same full image from the glory to the glory, by the spirit of the Lord. (2 Corinthians 3.18)  This speaks not of a 2nd coming but in the here and now by the power that was displayed from the cross when Christ Jesus was elevated far above all powers and principalities, all enemies having been subjected to Him back then. Not a 2nd coming.
 
For to what you have attained in your sojourning here on earth, what you have received by faith will be your manifest reward. Like Daniel wrote 12.3 Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the firmament, and those who turn many to righteousness like
the stars forever”. 
 
2 Peter 3.10-13 talks about this final day when the Lord that comes as a thief and wraps up this age, when this creation clashes with eternity “in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will burn with a fervent heat, both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up”  And if the earth and the works are burned up it is for the eternal unchangeable to remain. You cannot change then. But here you can through the gospel message salvation from the Christ of the cross.
The 2nd or last coming Jesus doesn’t offer grace and transformation to get you there which is why 2 Peter also says 3.14 Therefor brethren looking forward to these things be diligent to be found by Him in peace without spot and blameless. Why? Because “all things will be manifest for the day will declare it”.
 
So now is your time of transfiguration/transformation by the message of the cross that produces faith “In Christ”. A 2nd coming as a physical event cannot bring spiritual transformation, faith does. When the end of time and matter come, it will be a fact and not faith, and it is only by faith that we please God and our faith is why He rewards us. (Heb 11.6)
 
If you understand this message then you can see the danger and the peril for trading in the Christ of the cross for a 2nd coming Jesus to save you. These two are contrary to one another. The concept of a 2nd coming Jesus becoming a physical fact for humanity to see to believe Him, that they will see Him and be transformed, are ignoring Him who does that now. That concept spits in the face of Jesus on the cross and disrespects those who have believed Him throughout the ages.  You will see and believe? It is those who believe without seeing that are blessed with this.
 
It is second coming seekers who need to repent and believe Him who is from the beginning. Trade in him who is coming later to save you for Him who stands at the door and knocks now (Rev 3.20)  For if it is (a wicked and adulterous generation seeks after a sign” then the second coming seeker message is the mother of all harlots. All the denominations that speak of another day for their Jesus to save them and transform them, deny the work of Christ at the cross who said “It is finished”. That is a message if possible to deceive the elect.
 
They know Him not by faith, but need facts. And with our transformation being a work of His spirit in this age by faith in the Christ of the cross, the enemy is anything that keeps us from our transformation now. Ephesians 4..to no longer be children tossed to and fro by every wind of doctrine by the trickery of men in cunning craftiness by which they lie in wait to deceive but speaking the truth in love, growing up in all things into Him who is the head. Till we all come to the unity of the faith, and the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure and stature of the fullness of Christ.” in the here and now. “Today if you hear His voice!” 
So where do you get from these verses that a 2nd coming has anything to do with Gods work in you now and your purpose for being here? Put on Christ now so you will not be found naked and ashamed. 
However fascinating end time speculations may be, when is the rapture? How many resurrections are there? Are they building the temple yet? When will they start the sacrifices? Are they ready to set the cornerstone? These are all blind denials of what Jesus already did. And if you the reject what he already did then you reject the gift and count yourself unworthy. You make yourself an enemy of Christ. Especially if you are spewing this nonsense. You are making your converts twice the sons of hell as yourself. You are anti-christ  
 
Jesus Christ is no longer wrestling with sin or fighting against Satan. He is not strategizing or dispatching heavenly angels in a battle. He is seated waiting for His enemies to be made His footstool. The cross was so absolutely crushing and defeating to all His enemies, foes and obstacles that He is now seated with the Father. It is He who blazed for us a path into the presence of the Father His enemies now are not Satan, sin or principalities for they were obliterated at the cross. (Hebrews 2.14) The only obstacle now is unbelief. People do not believe the gospel. Christ said at the cross “it is finished” and it is. He saved, secured, and redeemed us. He delivered us from this wicked world and translated us into the Kingdom of His Son and has fully reconciled us to Himself through Christ. And it is finished at the cross not left for a 2nd coming Jesus to do this. He is not coming back to wage a battle. He is already victorious or He could not be seated in all power and Glory. There are 2 distinctly different Christ’s. The one who saves through the cross or the one who saves at a 2nd coming. One of these Christ’s is an impostor. If Jesus has yet an enemy to be defeated He is not victor and not glorified or seated. But now He is.

 

General Assembly, church of the firstborn

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 Hebrews 12.22 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 firstbornwho are registered in heaven, to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect,

 
Here we have in scripture from the holy writ, a verse that is overlooked by the greater portion of Christian denominations. It flies in the face of carnal thinking and understanding. It by-passes time and matter and ascribes what is seen by most as a future event at some event in the sky at a final moment in eschatology, or end time scenarios and talks about a current reality in the spirit as fact to experience saying “but you have come”.
 
I will draw first from the phrase “General Assembly” also translated “Festive Gathering”. This is a direct correlation to the feasts celebrated by the Israelite’s. The 7 feasts that the whole body of believers partook of was the partaking of the body of Christ (1 Cor 10.1-14). This they displayed 3 times or seasons a year at Pass-over, first fruits and End gathering also called Tabernacles and Atonement. And they gathered for these when they were instructed by the trumpet blasts from the leaders. As they gathered for these events it was all the rituals and articles being eternal concepts and timeless realities of Jesus Christ “the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world”. These things that they practiced carnally were suppose to imprint these eternal concepts indelibly in their hearts and minds to understand them as spiritual truths to be realized or actualized in a believer. These practices, rituals, and concepts of truth were to train them for proper relationship with the Father as they were able to understand. 
 
They gathered together as one man in the Son of God (Exodus 4.22) partaking of Israel His first born to learn from these things then trade in the physical for the eternal “each one in their own time” (1 Corinthians 15.23) That when faith had come they were no longer under the tutor” (Gal 3.23). This did not happen to the whole nation at once but each person in their own time. And anyone back then who realized and actualized this by faith were a new creation even as it was said of Joshua and Caleb that “they were of a different spirit. They wholly followed the Lord”. If this were not true and as most believe, that no one was born of the spirit before Pentecost then Paul could not have said that the flesh man persecuted the spiritual man like Ishmael persecuted Isaac (Gal 4.29). Or even Cain and Abel 
 
This is why Jesus chided Nicodemus for not knowing that one must be born again saying “are you the teacher of Israel and you do not know these things?” It is so easy for us to think dispensation-ally in our humanness because we have to see to believe, but the gospel message was not new with Jesus. It was that all the patterns that Moses saw on Sinai where He took his sandals off because the ground was holy, was now poured into the person of Jesus Christ of whom it is said “I am not worthy to loosen His sandals”. Jesus Christ was the fulfillment of all the law and the prophets. They all had their end and all have expired in the life and times of Jesus Christ. “God who in times past spoke to the fathers by the law and the prophets has in these last days spoken to us by His Son Heb 1.1). There is no more speaking. There is no more prophesying. We however do have the prophetic word delivered to us that is more sure than anything they experienced even more sure than having Jesus in His transfigured form (2 Peter 1.16-19) We look back to the cross and the power of the resurrection that propelled Jesus to the highest place in all created realms as our source for transformation for our own transfiguration in the here and now. We learn the eternal value of all the feasts, rituals and articles and are re-newed in the mind by them. We put them on. This is putting on Christ, and the highest degree they learned in the spirit by their feast’s is tabernacles and atonement of which we have received the atonement/reconciliation now in our tabernacle/tent or also translated Booths. “Know ye not that you are the temple of God?” and of Jesus “Through whom we have now received the Atonement”.  
 
And 2 Corinthians 5.17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 18 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation,
 
The whole purpose of all the feasts was this. Atonement, meaning at-one-ment now, reconciled, joined together now. Not at an end time event. Even as Paul went on to say “I implore you! (I am begging you) on Christs behalf be reconciled to the Father. This is the General Assemble, the Festive Gathering if you are able to receive it. It is all the law with it’s feasts and articles complete in Christ.
 
So you see it is not as end timers view of something in the future to happen in time and matter as they wait for the feast of trumpets so they can be gathered together and be one with Jesus. That is a foolish cause and focus, for it denies the works Jesus did. Jesus Christ was the expectation and all that the law and the prophets taught is not our future expectation but our starting point. They are the foundation on which we stand not a future event “for no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid which is Christ Jesus”. And again “all the law and the prophets were until Christ. Now the Kingdom is preached and all are pressing their way into it”. 
 
This brings us to another phrase in our beginning verse of Hebrews 12. 22-23, Heavenly Jerusalem. So we will stop here for now and continue later with the place of our citizenship which is when?
 
Ephesians 2.19 Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, 20 having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, 21 in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, 22 in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.
 
Blessings 

Last time anti-christs and Elijah

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Deceptions of the Last Hour

1 John 2.18 Little children, it is the last time; and as you have heard that the[c] Antichrist is coming, even now many anti-christs have come, by which we know that it is the last time. 19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us; but they went out that they might be made manifest, that none of them were of us. 

 

1 John 4.1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, 3 and every spirit that does not confess that[a] Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world. 

 

 

The writer John here talks about some who were among them, who would leave them and teach other things. John was safe guarding the believers from these anti-christs who went out from them. It is easy to think of other beliefs and other religions when thinking about this anti-christ spirit that was then and expected to grow. But it was from among them that the falsehood would come.

 

As part of his safe guard John coined some new phrases, and these phrases are relevant to the message about those trying to deceive them and you. And if they were aware that this falsehood was coming they needed to certainly be aware that it already was. If it was small then to get bigger, what is it today? 

 

Well let’s unlock that by associating it with Johns newly termed phrases.  Two of them are related to time. “that which was from the beginning” and “the last time”. These terms were for our safe guarding as well as the term “anti-christ” being those who left them to manifest a new spirit or teaching that violated the truth that Jesus Christ had come in the flesh and need not do so again. Those who deny this, who came out from them, believe something different but similar enough to deceive. If it was not similar it would be no threat but this threat that now 2000 years later has become the threat of all threats to violate the faith once and for all delivered to the saints. This threat ignores the message “from the beginning” and teaches another “last time” for John to have to clarify that they were already in “the last time”.

His message is that the anti-christ that came out of them is a counterfeit to the truth that obscures “that which is from the beginning”, that also obscures “Him who has come in the flesh” who brought salvation. They teach another last time or end times and another coming in the flesh and another saving from planet earth. Hmm! Who might that be?

That is right. The message preached from end timers of a coming 7 year tribulation speak of another Jesus to come again in another end time on the world scene to save His people and bring salvation to planet earth. Yes, another Jesus to appear on the human stage. This just leaves people in the mindset of having to still be saved by a savior.

 

Johns point in us needing to believe that Jesus the Son of God has come, is that what end time seekers expect Jesus to do at a 2nd coming, is what He already did in the beginning, and we already have what they expect to get.

Look what else John said about this.. 1 John 5.4 “and what is the victory that overcomes the world? Even our faith!” Now that verse discredits a 2nd coming as our victory focus altogether. To overcome the world is not an end time, last time or another day event. And the anti-christs are those who teach another end time with another Jesus for delivering us from this world. And they do this because they do not believe the true gospel. Jesus Christ has come in the flesh and brought salvation to us once and for all… 

 

This is scary stuff if you are mixed up in it. Is it the gospel message of the 2nd coming that saves us? Or that which is from the beginning” that John teaches and affirms? John felt it important enough to address this by letter. Is it the message of the cross and the blood of Christ?  Or a tribulation a rapture and a future resurrection that overcomes the world and saves you? So when Jesus came to save, did He do that then? Or just give you a promissory note? Is He King of Kings now or must He become that at a 2nd coming? Is He in full Glory now or must He come here to claim the victory? Did He defeat satan sin and death already? Or does He do that for you later? 

If you are not sure I am afraid for you for you walk in darkness. But we walk in the light for no lie is of the truth. In Him is no darkness or ambiguities. And we are “In Him” this is true to the one who has faith. The 2nd coming message is based on supposed future facts for the carnal senses which violates all the principles of faith. being “the substance of things not seen”. (Hebrews 11.1)

 

Jesus said in John 12.31 “Now is the judgment of this world! Now the ruler of this world is cast out!”

 

Was this a prophesy of a future event? Empty words with no immediate value? I think not if you have faith in the one who said it “from the beginning” for He cannot lie. Every word He ever spoke was accomplished the moment He said it as evidenced by Him speaking forth creation. He who said “Let there be light”? He said “arise and walk”.

 

Another “last time” or another end time teaching of another deliverer to save you keeps you from the gift of God that is “In Christ” now.

You cannot receive this reward because you are closed off thinking it is later. You have faith in a fairy tale of fallen fairies.

You shouldn’t just ponder this message but you should flee. I mean if John equates another last hour, end times with “anti-christ”? It is anti-christ because it rejects the truth that he has saved, delivered, redeemed, and atoned for His people. He put away transgression, made reconciliation for inequity, He brought us everlasting righteousness, He sealed up vision and prophesy and was anointed Most Holy as Jesus said “Now the Son of man is Glorified. And if God is Glorified in Him, God will also Glorify Him immediately.” And He did.

Now there is the Father and Son I know. Who is this 2nd coming deliverer? An impostor to steal your focus from the truth!  He is anti-christ as is the whole message of another coming one to save. You clearly have not accepted that Christ already came in the flesh to do that, and who is anti-Christ. He who believes Jesus must come again in the flesh to save. This is antichrist 

 

That which we have seen we have heard we have handled”. Not what you will see hear and handle later at a 2nd coming, but that which is “from the beginning”.

John the Baptist appeared on the public scene in the spirit and power of Elijah. His ministry and teaching directed many from the city Jerusalem where our Lord was slain that was spiritually called Sodom, (Rev 10.6) and He made  straight the paths of the Lord. His message was not a future kingdom but came preaching that “the Kingdom of God is at hand” in the here and now even back then.  They rejected him then as those who do so now,  who cannot receive this truth from the scriptures and have changed it for a lie “if possible to deceive the elect”

 The term “2nd coming is not found once in the bible.  It was Elijah who said in his day (1 Kings 18.40) seize the prophets of baal! Do not let one of them escape! And this you should do. Purge your mind and spirit from this garb called “end times”  and make straight the way for the Lord to you. Let this be your Elijah moment for “Elijah has come!” (Mt 17.12) And if you do this then the Lord of Glory can appropriately come take His seat in the throne room of your mind and spirit now like you expect Him to do later.  For “at the appropriate time I have heard, and the day of salvation? I have helped! Says the Lord. (Isaiaih 49.8) “Behold now is the accepted time! Now is the day of the saving! (2 Corinthians 6.2)

So the disciples asked then “Why do the scribes say that Elijah must come?” The spiritually blind or dead say the same thing today. If they cannot receive Elijah, they surely cannot receive salvation. If you have received the real Savior. Jesus said “You will see me no more until you say “Save now! Hosanna, blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord” Some did in His day. He stands at the door and knocks but it is the door of the heart that is closed because of the lie that says “it is later at the “last time”.

Kingdom of God is at hand

To be, or not to be. “In Christ” 9/14/14

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To be in Christ is some what obscured. If we better understand what this means we can better know the gift of God given to us “In Christ” Jesus.

 
Let’s start with the name Jesus. Unlike how we think of names like John or Jane or what ever. Names for the most part have a certain ring without much association. Many parents may research name meanings to pick one but for the most part a name is not also used as a word. The name of our Lord is how ever different in that regard. His name has specific meaning. Like some cultures with the last name. Like Schumaker, or Smith  or Carpenter, the name is also a word and associates with the trade of that family. We will see that Jesus came in the name of the Father.
 
When Mary and Joseph were instructed to give a name it was for this very reason. He meant what the word, or name meant. There is a lot of ambiguity and confusion over this name partially because of how it has evolved over the years. We use the name “Jesus”. But if we dig into how this name was developed into the name Jesus we see that there is a lot just underneath the surface to understand. The name Jesus was properly interpretated “Joshua” in Hebrews 4. All other renderings in the Greek were translated “Jesus”. Both names Jesus and Joshua come from the Greek word #2424 and is directly referenced from Hebrew #3091 and means “Yeshua saved”. 
We can correctly understand more about His name as we study the name Joshua. The Hebrew concordance shows # 3091 broken down comes from #3068+7 meaning Jehovah, or Yehovah, which is commonly translated into “Lord” and # 3467 and in Hebrew pronounced “Yahsha”. It means “savior” to make safe, free, delivered and succor. So when people heard the name they understood that Joshua/Jesus was the savior, or deliverer by His name. Isn’t that the very role Joshua the successor of Moses pictured?
 
And here again. When the people cried out of Jesus saying “Hosanna, blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord”. They understood that Hosanna was this same name. As you trace it back from the Greek into Hebrew we see from Psalms 118.25 which is worded “Save now! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord. Nah means now. So what you would have heard would’ve been Yasha now! (save now) Blessed is He who comes in the name of Yasha. The name and the phrase are completely inter-changible.
 
When people said “Jesus” they knew His name meant savior, the one who makes free, safe and succor. The deliverer and  redeemer.
 
So the one from God who comes in His name and saves. His name is what He does. When we say that we are “in Christ” we should understand it as they did that we are in the anointed of God who saves, frees, delivers, redeems and makes save and succor because we are “in Christ” and not because He must come back to do that later. If we think the Jesus Christ must come again to do that then we do not have faith in what His name means and I guess His name really doesn’t mean what the word means. So be it according to your faith. Is He or isn’t He what all the testimony says He is? 
 
So when John the baptist sent message to Jesus asking “are you the coming one, or do we seek another”. “Jesus denied not but said “go tell John what you see and hear. That the blind see and the lame walk”. All this accomplished immediately at His word. He demonstrated the gospel with “power unto salvation” which is to be with Him where He is in spirit and truth
Okay then His name means all those things. Now if we see that it means that in contrast to something then we get a bigger picture. God created the contrasts of light and dark and such for definition and the contrast of being “in Christ” is to not be “in Adam”. Here we have the old creature and the new creature. So when scripture says we are a new creature this is what it means. Just as all things are in Christ, it is the “all things” of the new creation. All things have their fulfillment “in Him”, in Jesus Christ. The first man Adam of the flesh with earthly possessions to return to dust and the new man Christ born of the spirit with heavenly possessions seated in the heavenlies. One creature with a sin nature and the new one “Righteous even as He is righteous. (1 John 5..)
 
So when scripture says that “He has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenlies”. It is as it was pictured “in Joshua” They had to move forward into the promises and appropriate them by faith. We do this now that we have become a saint, meaning one whose identity is “In Christ” “If God said so, we are able”.
 
Didn’t we take on our new identity at baptism where we bury the old man by the working of faith to be raised new “In Christ”? That the Adamic nature has passed away and “all things become new” as we associate with Christ’s death and His resurrection?
This is what baptism means, and if we take our proclamation from baptism at faith value then we do not have to look to our physical body to die for our being risen “in Christ” to be our new reality. We died because He died. We are risen because He is risen, we are seated with Him because He is, and we are all that right now because “As He is so are we in the world”. So if we are “In Christ” We are where He is and we have forgone the need to personally experience death to be resurrected at some future point in time, for “He by the grace of God has tasted death for every man”.
So the price is paid. Even as Christ told His disciples ” As I said to the Jews that you cannot follow me, you too cannot follow me now, but you shall follow me after ward”. He spoke of His death and resurrection. We follow Him now. And this means to follow Him where He is as He prayed in John 17. This is W.W.J.D.? Not random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty, but “That where I am you may be also”. To “follow the Lamb wherever He goes”.
 
Here then we no longer identify with our old Adamic sinful nature by being “In Adam”, but we take His gift we identify as “In Christ” in His death and His resurrection now becoming our death and our resurrection gifted to us from the working of the cross and the life of Jesus Christ on earth. We proceed forward in this new life.
If Romans could be reduced to a main theme it is this which we speak. The new life in the spirit.
 
It is as if you are in a car race and you see a jalopy off the track, broke down headed the wrong direction with your name on it. You can go stand next to it in shame or go to the winners circle where the victory party has commenced. Are you in the old creation of the flesh? Or the new being “In Christ”? And from Joshua “choose you this day!”
 
So our first step was baptism which was also symbolized in the Passover. This is your cross over from death to life. Even as the Egyptians lost their first born, you became one of Gods. We do not follow Moses for their dead bodies died in the wilderness because they would not believe. They had not faith. But we do however resume our journey with Joshua/Jesus. Our promise land is His word full of promises. And if you are new “in Christ” and all things are new, then unlike Adam who walks the earth created for him by the first word, Christ being the Word of God, and we walk in the promises, this happens “in Christ in the heavenlies, and not “In Adam” on earth. Then after we are in the land of His word we journey to the heavenly city that was portrayed in the earthly city called Jerusalem. You see even as Joshua was instructed to lead the people into the land to give them their inheritance and He did so, he still spoke of another day symbolizing that what they did only mimicked the spirit but that there was also more.
The same way with Jerusalem. And this was the reason the Lord had them build up and inhabit Jerusalem, to be evicted some 30 plus times. From 1 Corinthians 13.– when that which is perfect has come that which is in part is done away with”. This is speaking about spiritual harvests into the ever ready Kingdom of God when He takes away the physical. Hebrews 8..”He takes away the first to establish the second. The physical has trae in value for the eternal. Gal 4 But after faith has come you are no longer under the law, and other teaching tools.
 
So if we can see all the Old Testament earthen pictures as spiritual realities to pursue and obtain, then we do not need a physical city anymore at all. They had the old pictures, but we have the prophetic word more sure. Their very accounts written down for our understanding sustain us in the here and now if we take them as heavenly manna and not being ignorant not knowing His word and power in the gospel actuated by faith.
The only thing that keeps us out of truly being “in Christ”is believing in false doctrines. There are many who trade the truth for “the lie if possible to deceive the elect” That Jesus must come again to save us as though He didn’t perform salvation right the first time. Salvation is not a down payment as though it’s a holding cell. “You are complete “in Him” who is the head of all power and principality” now if you are “In Christ”.
You cannot be “In Christ” and not be with Him. And if you are “In Him” and with Him who said “Lo I am with you always”. Who also said “I will never leave you or forsake you”, why then must He come a 2nd time to do something as though you do not have?  Pursue the matters in faith.
 

In due time we shall reap. Your time of visitation

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From Galatians 6.9 for in due time we shall reap if we do not faint”. The phrase due time is better rendered “own time” or “personal time” indicating that this is not a collective reaping like a 2nd coming . And of Israel of old who “knew not their time of visitation”. But we do. This is our appointed time if you have ears to hear.

This word from the Greek “due” is translated “own” several times like here in 1 Corinthians 15. 23 of the resurrection and being made alive, quickened.. That it will happen “to each one in his own (due) order”. This is not a collective event that we all have to wait for as the 2nd coming seekers teach, but each one in their own order. And same chapter verse 38 speaking of a resurrected that  “every seed their own body. Their own order.

So these concepts, better yet spiritual truths are manifest in their own time, due time, private time, each one in their own order.  By the one who “stands at the door (of your heart) and knocks”. Who need not to reappear again in a carnal construct to do so.

 

We need to quit looking at the various stages of our faith as a collective event fulfilled all at once at a second coming and allow yourself to advance step by step now. “If you are able to receive it” From Philippians 3.16 ” to the degree that you have attained, so walk ye in it. So we do.

 

With this in mind let us look at Galatians 3.23+ indicating that the law and the prophets were our tutors to bring us to Christ, but after faith, after the invisible comes we are no longer under the physical, visible, the law and the prophets, the tutors and toys. These are fulfilled in Christ.

This is the “when that which is perfect has come, that which is in part is done away with” in 2 Corinthians 13.10. Not a 2nd coming.. But perfect in understanding.

This is the “sown corruptible, physical, raised in-corruptible,  invisible. in the spirit of the mind.  2 Corinthians 15.42+ Not a 2nd coming of a collective bodily resurrection, but each  one in their own order, in their own time, due time, personal time.

This is like Jacobs ladder where he saw the angels of God ascending and descending. Where he called that place “Bethel” meaning “house of God”  the “gate of heaven”. Where God promised to give him that land. And who was that Ladder with Beth-el and the land having the gate to heaven and the angels of God ascending and descending? Why it was none other then Jesus Christ, He fulfilled that too.”Can you believe this?  Then “hereafter you shall see the heavens open up and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man. (John 1.51)

All things are “In Christ” and in Him is the house of God, be it called Bethel, or Shiloh, or Jerusalem, and He is the gate to heaven. This is why He could say “the Kingdom of God is at hand, right here. He is it, it is in Him. In Him all the promises of God are yes and amen to the glory of God the Father.

 

This is another reason why another physical Jerusalem on earth, or another coming of the man called Jesus to rule on planet earth is an unnecessary redundancy. For thinking this I destroy what the Lord accomplished in the Spirit and make myself a transgressor and a denier.

 

Jerusalem was already sown incorruptible, destroyed in the visible for you to acknowledge the invisible “Kingdom of God at hand” the incorruptible Jerusalem that comes from God.

You cannot see Him or His Kingdom with physical eyes that can only see this creation anyway.

It is He alone who has immortality dwelling in unapproachable light whom no man has seen or can see.  (1 Tim 6.16)

Do you now see? can you now believe? Is this your own time, due time, private time, own order?

The Kingdom of God is at hand.

Our Foundation and our City

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When the signers of the Constitution of The United States of America did so, they knew that they would not enjoy the freedoms they had laid down their lives for. They sacrificed their blood for their grand children and future generations. You may say that they are the very foundations on which we stand if you are an American

 
This is also true of the prophets and the apostles. They were set aside last for death as Paul said and; “We have become poor so you may become rich”. The signers of the constitution did not do so for us to continue to die but to enjoy the freedoms. And this is a picture of the glorious liberty of the sons of God. Meaning those who are “in Christ”. And this is speaking not of a future state of being but one of the spirit now. We have liberties and access, or better yet “keys to the kingdom”. This is a current reality, the Kingdom. 
 
Ephesians says that now “we are citizens and fellow members of the house hold of God having been built on the foundation of the apostles, Prophets. Jesus Christ is the cornerstone. So it is not as though we look up to that foundation as something that comes latter, but to walk on it now,  for it was laid for us to stand on it as a platform to live on. 
 
This is what is meant when Jesus said that “all the law and the prophets were until John. He who is least in the kingdom is greater than he”.  These men gave their lives for us to enjoy “the glorious liberties as children of God”. Peter describes us as “coming to Him as living stones, chosen by God and precious 
 
If you are “in Christ” you are in the kingdom as it states in Ephesians 2 and as we have just quoted, and from 1st Peter 2, then you are greater than the prophets and apostles in their physical state. Even as the book of Hebrews 12 talks about those who wandered the earth of whom the world was not worthy. You see 1 ounce of eternity is of grater value than the whole created realm of time and matter, EMC=square, big bang stuff. This all has an end and burns with a fiery heat, but eternity does not. So someone who is in the Kingdom is greater than all this.
 
This may be hard to accept if you are looking for an earthen city, or a place having physical features that you are used to seeing on earth. But Christ said many times that His Kingdom is not from here, not of this creation, not seen with eyes for this world. His Kingdom is as eternal and ubiquitous as He is. The Kingdom places and articles are features and characteristics of His very nature and make up. They were with Him in the beginning because it is Him. He comes and His reward is with Him because it is Him. He said “the Kingdom of God is at hand” because it is Him. And if we accept Him as He is now, as He appears now, as He comes now ubiquitous and invisible, He rewards us now. We are granted greater liberties into the Kingdom by the Holy Spirit.
 
2 Peter 1 talks about invisible attributes of God. That if we put these on, we put on godliness, meaning God-like-ness. In so doing we are “supplied an entrance abundantly into the Kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ”. And this does not speak of a future reward but a current reality of life in the Spirit of the living God. “To him who has, more will be given. To him who has not, even what he has will be taken”. Are you getting this?
This same place is described by John the revelator as the city that comes down from God in heaven, the true Jerusalem. Not a coming one to carnality but the one we awaken to as we seek the things above, above the foundation. All the works and words from the scriptures are to do just this. Take us to the Kingdom. 
 
What was pictured in and culminated at with Solomon in JeruShalome, putting the ark in the Holies of the house of  God, the general assembly having been gathered to and celebrated the feasts of trumpets, Atonement, and Tabernacles. All the places and articles and people were assembled as one. Then the people were sent their way having been to the grand finale. It was all over to start up again the next year. We have that. That was the gospel message.
They spoke of and walked out what we have in the spirit. They played out the very nature
and characteristics of the invisible God in whom we now dwell.
 
What they played out on earth was sown corruptible and raised incorruptible in our hearts, mind,and spirit so that we can worship Him in Spirit and truth. Where He is as He is. For “as He is, so are we in this world”. And “We have this treasure in earthen vessels” in the here and now! That which is perfect has come to the one who has faith. 
 
All the gifts and promises of God are as invisible and ubiquitous as He is. And the new you, the true you is just like Him for “we see Him as He is” if you can receive Him. We grow up in understanding to a perfect man, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, up into Him who is the head of the body, Jesus Christ. The same yesterday today and forever. The one who cannot become for He already was. And the Kingdom is with Him for it is Him.
 
The Kingdom of God is at hand. 

 

The Quickening, being made alive, and the rapture.

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In 1st Corinthians 15 Paul defines The gospel from the cross of Jesus Christ. Paul qualifies himself as the 12 born in due time as one having seen the Lord, of which is the main qualification to have seen the Lord “to take part in this ministry” (Acts 2). Paul however did not witness the physical cross and Jesus with his eyes but that of a light that shown from heaven that blinded him. The eyes of his understanding. He saw the Lord as He truly is. 

 
Paul lays out the gospel saying “Now Christ is risen from the dead and has become the first fruits, for as “in Adam” all die, even so “In Christ” all live, but each one in their own order. First Christ, the first fruits than those at his coming, then comes the end when He delivers the Kingdom up to the Father.
 
The topic today is the “made alive”. From verse 22 “In Christ all live” or “all are quickened”. This comes from Strong’s # 2227 and used also in these verses.
 
John 5.21 As the Father raises the dead and quickens them, even so the Son quickens whomever He wants”.
Rom 4.17 God who quickens the dead and calls the things that don’t exist as though they do. (like the quickening)
Romans 8.10+ If Christ is in you the body is dead. And He who raised Christ from the dead quickens your mortal bodies by His spirit who now lives in you”.
2 Corinthians 3.6 the letter kills but the and spirit quickens.
 
These verses all define the “made alive” or the “quickening” not as a future event associated with a second coming but that which happens when you receive the Holy Spirit. That at one time we were like zombies but when the grace of God appears we receive that we are then quickened, we are made alive.
Now back to 1 Corinthians 15.22b “in Christ all are quickened in their own order” Have you not been quickened? Have you received Gods Holy Spirit? Rom 8 For as many as are led by the spirit of God, these are the children of God. How then is it the 2nd coming seeker gospel has taken the power out of the cross and assigned it to an event they call His 2nd coming?
Paul continues to develop this quickening and how a seed must be sown corruptible to be raised incorruptible. That the first man Adam became a human being, but the last Adam (Christ) is a life giving (quickening) spirit”.
Are we not born from Him? This is not talking about a future event on planet earth that happens to a select group of people who anticipate this quickening they define as a rapture followed by a tribulation. But “As many as are led by His spirit, these are the sons of God” having been quickened. Or are they are gonna be His offspring at a later event? I think not. It is “all are made alive in their own order, Christ, the first fruits, then those who are His when He appears (like Paul who was blinded by the light that appeared from heaven for his time had come. It was his own order) then the last enemy that is destroyed is death”
Has Christ not already done that? Didn’t He do that at the cross for you? Or does He have to do that again in the future when He comes on a white horsey? Blasphemy!
 
John 5.24 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life. 25 Most assuredly, I say to you, the hour is coming, and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God; and those who hear will live.  How about you?
 
Do you now believe? Can you now receive?  If yes then lets sacrifice this modern sacred cow at the altar of the living God,  of the 2nd coming seekers that preach of a jesus who has yet to deliver (save) his people from planet earth. They say He must do so by a humanly visible rapture seen by the carnal eyes. But it does not because it is “in the twinkling of an eye” faster than humanly discernible we have already been quickened and made alive by the working of faith (the greater works we shall do of believing in Him) and we have been catapulted past death to life. And this is from “Him who calls things that are not as that do not exist (to the human eyes) as though they do (because they are). For our corruption does put on incorruptibility as we learn to put on the new man made in His likeness. This visible puts on the invisible. His very invisible attributes. This is true godliness, god-like-ness.
Do we not put off the old person and death at baptism? Are we not then raised with Him by the working of faith? Did you then see the spirit descend on you and make you alive new by the Holy Spirit? No! All that happened in the blink of an eye as do all works of the spirit.  They are all as invisible as He. “So when this corruptible puts on incorruptible it is then that corruption puts on in-corruption for death to be swallowed up in victory because of the cross and not of a 2nd coming. And it is at our baptism that we confess this publicly. “Each in their own order” Have you done that?
Do we each then deny this article and foundation of our faith and trade it for a mausoleum of a 2nd coming as though there is only a 1st and 2nd? And that the victory is later? 
Why is it the teachers today say Elijah must come? Jesus said; I tell you Elijah has come” And of the 2nd coming seekers not only believe Elijah must come but everything is later. That Jesus must come too. They reject Elijah and the Lord.  It is the spirit of Elijah even now that sacrifices the sacred cows of false prophets.  Is this your Elijah come? Can you throw that fodder of end time teachings into the fire?
If you are “in Christ”? Then the victory is now for you because of the cross, for it is not a 2nd coming gift. Are you not in His (resurrected) body? Part of the body of Christ? Or are you in a different body? A later to become lord at a later to become kingdom with a later to become victory? A different jesus.

 

Paul wraps up his discourse of this topic with these words in verse 57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” This victory was the cross that defeated death and brought immortality to light through the gospel. This is the true gospel.

 

Repent for the Kingdom of God is at hand!

Jesus sown corruptible Vision

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The Christmas Jesus Vision

I was driving a vehicle like a golf cart. Along came this man who I would define as despicable having characteristics of every wicked person I have ever encountered. I knew this man to be evil but I also knew that I was divinely instructed to go with him against my will. I proceeded to drive backwards looking over my shoulder but then cooperating I turned the cart around to better see where I was going.. I then knew we were visiting the lower ranks in the spirit.

 
Having reached a building we entered into a very confusing place with many levels rooms hallways and doors. The halls reminded me of a hotel but upon looking in the rooms each wall was full of doors and I thought it strange because to me it was obvious that they didn’t go any where but into the same rooms they had already been. Kinda like a house of mirrors at a county fair but it was a place of doors. People were occupied with these doors and rooms without realizing that they were not going any where but where they had already been. That didn’t seem to bother them but I knew it was futile.
 
Another important observation was that this building  was cheaply made, it was rickety. It was under constructed and you could feel the floors sag as you walked. It was obviously of a 2 by 4 construction or less for even the walls shook when opening and closing doors.
 
I proceeded to go through some halls and twists and turns and down stairways. All along the condition of the people in this place got worse and worse. I knew we were going to the bottom of the building. 
 
Now going down the final staircase I remember stepping over people I would define as lifeless zombies. Alive but dead and limp. It was a basement and very dark and musty. All these people were waiting in line as if to enter a movie or a play or a staged event. They had all been waiting a long time. 
 
At the bottom of the steps the line continued and stopped at a desk that resembled a hotel check in counter that was dimly lit in front, but there was no one at the counter. There was however a young lady waiting at the front of the line in front of the counter, sitting holding her sick child and rocking back and forth crying. This seemed to be the main event for all eyes were on her and her child. They were expecting something from this mother and child.
 
They were there for them with great expectation. So I was compelled to pay closer attention to them. She was obviously acting and pretending but the child however, as I looked closer I noticed he had a mans face and he was not pretending. He was white as if he was sick and he rolled his eyes and rocked his head as if to say “get me out of here”. As I looked more intently at his body, the child clothes he had on just covered his upper half like a mask and his legs up to his waste were in the ground, in the dirt. As he rolled his eyes and squirmed you could see the ground move at his feet but he could not get up. He was held against his will and wanted nothing to do with this scam. He wanted up and out but the people were content to just watch and wait and rot in this cellar. Having recognizing this man held against his will and this lady pretending to be sad I blurted out “This is a big lie! This lady is an actor” Then the vision stopped.
 
I have thought back on this and the building that was full of people mused with the rooms and doors with the hope that just on the other side of the next door was what they were looking for.  They were all there for the play down stairs but were content with the distractions until the festivities commenced down stairs. They did not know they were like mice in a maze with no cheese but never the less they smiled in great pretense and stayed there in hope and expectation that at any moment for the time was imminent, that the clerk would show up at the counter downstairs and their hope would be full.
                                                                                      Implications of the Vision
I think that for most who recognize the stagnancy of the modern church and being inpatient with the continual weekend charades going in and out of the several doors in that rickety old place going over the same things week after week, but having no real power, that you can identify with this vision with the rooms and the doors and rumination of the same concepts over and over as you wait for a 2nd coming to bring you what you are looking for.
Your Jesus is held captive against his will. Being planted in the dirt He is sown corruptible and you will not allow him to rise incorruptible to His place in prominence. He is viewed as a cute baby Jesus. As a Christmas Jesus. Not just an ordinary man but even more insulting a baby. The very work and victory of the cross is lost and now redefined as the gifts to be provided for later at a second coming . Your Christ died in vain. You know a different Jesus then the one in scripture.
 
But it is the 2nd coming mindset that rejects the real Jesus. The kingdom is already but just not in your thinking. Christ is in full glory in His Kingdom, in His heavenly city, on His throne waiting for you to acknowledge the truth and except it. Put on the new thinking.
But you are content with a baby Jesus and a kingdom that is not yet that must come later after a tribulation and a rapture. You disregard the eternal value of the gift as being pre existent having been finished from the foundation of the world. You twist scripture to your own destruction and create an alternate reality for people to live in, or better yet a fable to be occupied with, of a soon coming king to rescue planet earth so you can all live happily ever after when Jesus comes back to planet earth to be a king in a future kingdom called Jerusalem. And you believe that at that time your salvation will be complete and then you will be a new creation then. I guess then all that Jesus secured for you at his 1st coming and the cross was an “I.O.U. a kingdom” coming later to be redeemed when the imminent charade commences.
 
 
Here is probably the most concise verse I can offer you right now. But the whole of scripture changes when the veil of darkness of a kingdom later dissolves from your thinking.
 

                               2 Corinthians 5:13-21New King James Version (NKJV)

13 For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; or if we are of sound mind, it is for you. 14 For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died; 15 and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.

16 Therefore, from now on, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, (a man or a baby) yet now we know Him thus no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is (now) a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 18 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, 19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.

20 Now then, we are ambassadors for (citizens from)  Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God (where He is in His Kingdom now). 21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

 

I don’t know how someone could read this as something actuated at a 2nd coming for it is all past tense and actuated by the working of faith.

 

The fact is the first words out of the mouth of the man Jesus is still our starting point with Him “today!” if you will hear His voice. And that is? 

 

Repent! For the Kingdom of God is at hand. 

Part 2 The Gathering and the fullness of time

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We have discussed in previous articles how Paul teaches in Ephesians that we having been made alive together with Christ, having raised us up together In Christ, and made us sit together with Christ in the heavens with Christ is the very “gathering together of the fullness of times”. The mystery of the gospel that was entrusted to Paul for him to make all men see.

 
Pauls stewardship and purpose was just this. To make all see the purpose that He accomplished in Christ at the cross so that we would have “boldness and access with confidence and faith “In Him”. Paul had finally come to grips with his purpose of making clear what our inheritance is now, not at a 2nd coming.
But by the work of Christ on earth, not a future one. For us to accept this gift by faith and grow in understanding it through the gospel.
Any gospel message that stops short of this current reality of life with the Father, stops short of bringing you into the Kingdom of God “In Christ”.
 
You could say that Paul became a gate keeper for the kingdom of God. Unlike all the St. Peter jokes at the pearly gate after death or at a 2nd coming. Paul’s gospel message here is at the dispensation of the fullness of time whereby we are gathered together with Christ “In Christ”, seated with Him now by the working of faith. Didn’t Jesus say many times that “the Kingdom of God is at hand”? Well this is what that is. And it is as true now as it was then.
 
Now Paul was not always clear in his mind of his calling and objectives like he is here. He understood that he had not yet attained, that he was not yet perfected, but he knew it was attainable and worthy to reach for in this current age. This is true godliness, god-like-ness. 
 
Paul further describes this in Ephesians 4 as “the work of the ministry, the building up of the body of Christ on earth, till we all come to the unity of faith, to a complete knowledge, to a perfect man and full stature of Christs likeness. To grow up into Him who is the head of the body. Seated in the heavens. 
 
I know how hard it is for us to divorce this concept from the leavened loaf of the end timers teaching. For they think the gathering together is at a 2nd coming event on earth as with most of the scriptures. Paul spoke of this in Ephesians too. To “no longer be tossed to and fro by every wind and doctrine of men (of carnal thinking) by which they lie in wait to deceive”. 
 
However well intended these people may seem to be. Anyone who has you occupy your thinking of a 2nd coming for the fulfillment  of Gods word in your life is keeping you out of the Kingdom now” They cannot be quickened, resurrected, raised and seated together with Him now in their mind if it is later. They reject the gift of God “in Christ”.
 
The whole book of Ephesians is to make clear this point and our purpose here on earth. To gather together in one. To awaken to this reality of being seated with Him now. To grow in understanding this now. In one all things in Christ Jesus.
Now this may seem like too big of a stretch for you to believe this reality, this mystery that Paul is trying to convey to us. To help us be renewed in our mind to accept being seated now in the heavens “In Christ” Jesus. But this is not a new concept. It was just new for Paul. It is a mystery hidden in Christ for the fullness of times. And your fullness of times can be now if you allow Him to be glorified now and not at some 2nd coming where He has to do another work. Even as the disciples said that they remembered these things were written of Him after He was glorified”. You too will think anew, or remember when He is glorified in your mind. This is your fullness of time to glorify Him now as King, victor, and salvation being the full work of God  displayed by Jesus the man not left for a second coming. “Be ye reconciled to this”Be ye seated” 
 
So lets look where else this is at in scripture. In John 17 Jesus speaks with our Father. He finished His work on earth. He has authority over all. He was restored with the Glory He had with the Father from before the beginning. Then He speaks of those who He has kept, who have “received His word”. Who are “not of this world but in the world” that the world may know. And this was not just to those alive in that day but also to those “Who would believe in Me through their word”.
 
Jesus goes on to say to the Father in John 17.

20 “I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will[e] believe in Me through their word;21 that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. 22 And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: 23 I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.

24 “Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world. 25 O righteous Father! The world has not known You, but I have known You; and these have known that You sent Me. 26 And I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it,that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.”

 

Isn’t being one with Him being raised together, ascended together and seated together with Him like Paul said? And this is our stewardship to proclaim this same truth now! Why? “That the world may know” and “that they (us who believe) made be made perfect in one” That is us now, perfect in understanding, being joined to Him who is the head of the body seated in the heavens now. 

 

So do not say in your mind, well who is going to go to heaven to bring this down for us? (like a 2nd coming) Or who will ascend from the deep to bring Him up? Or, how can I climb up to sit down myself? 

 

Romans 8.8 But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart”[a] (that is, the word of faith which we preach): 9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.   Unto completion, the full package, seated with Him in Glory, a perfect man, a full measure of Christ.

 

This is the gospel of the true Kingdom of God and the place of our calling. To Him through the working of faith.

To the intent that NOW! Eph 3.10

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 To the intent that now the manifest, declared wisdom of God would be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavens. To make all of us see the dispensation of this mystery. Paul said these words then and it is as true for us today.

 
It is Christ’s body, the church that fills all and all now (1.20) It was by His death and resurrection that He was seated far above all powers in this age and every age for all eternity. And this is a reality not at a 2nd coming but by the work of the cross.
 
If we reject this fact and ascribe it to some 2nd coming where He will be seated and rule in all power, we are disconnected from the head that supplies the nutrients that make this truth your reality by the working of faith. So not only is He seated in all power, so are we because we are seated with Him and “In Him” All power and principality subject to us now. Not at a 2nd coming. This is the fellowship, the stewardship, the fullness and the mystery that Paul describes that is given to us now. All things being subject to us.
 
Because ” in the fullness of time God sent forth His son born of a women” to activate this reality by the working of faith. To be far above all powers being in Him, seated with Him, powers being subject to us.
 
We do not have to strategize how to fight those powers. (I beheld as Satan fell from heaven) Satans fall is more the truth that we have been seated far above him. Way above a battle. This is by the blood of Christ and not relegated to a 2nd coming. Satan loves it that some refuse the gift by not going up and wait for a 2nd coming. We do not wait to be seated at a 2nd coming of Jesus but sit down with Him now.
 
So we do not have to wring our hands or wrangle over an enemy for we have been delivered from this current age by faith. Even as 1st John says “You have overcome the wicked one”
 
So Satan is a topic of discussion and an obstacle for those who have not accepted the invitation to sit down with our Lord in the heavens by the working of faith.
“To the intent that NOW the manifest, declared wisdom of God would be made known by us believers. This is not a 2nd coming event but is gifted to us NOW. Eph 1.3 of Christ ” who has given us every spiritual blessing in Christ, in the heavens.
 
In the gospels Jesus said “destroy the temple and I will rebuild it in 3 days” was speaking of His body. And He meant more than a physical body dressed in a robe. We are His body, the fullness of Him who fills all and all, everything every where, heaven and earth. And He is the head we are nourished from.
 
It was at the cross He said “Eli, Eli, lama sabacthani”. Then the temple was then torn from top to bottom signifying that the all the levels in the temple were exposed and that we were granted access to the top. This was “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. To the intent that NOW!. But some look for this as a 2nd coming attraction for Jesus to come to earth and rule like a man as a king. But Hosanna came. “Blessed is He who came in the name of the Lord” All powers being made subject to Him, as He said “All things have been given to me from heaven and earth”.
 
The only reason He would have to come again like the 2nd coming seekers expect, would be to convince your carnal mind that it is so. But He does not convince unbelief with tangible facts for that violates faith. For why then would we need faith to please Him?
 
 
He has come and taken away the partition walls that kept us out of the Kingdom by the works of the cross. Not a 2nd coming.
 
The law and the prophets were until John. Now the Kingdom is preached and all are pressing their way into it. The kingdom has come to earth as it is in heaven. This is the mystery that was hidden that Paul finally learned to understand and presented it in the book of Ephesians. The kingdom has come, Christ is the Kingdom come, He is the kingdom at hand. He is the head and we are the body. We are “In Him”. 
 
2nd coming seekers are like a headless body because they believe that they rule later. But I read scripture that says “to the intent that NOW! It was said of those who looked to the apostles and prophets that, greater is the one who is least in the kingdom” meaning greater than the prophets . Wen stand onthe accomplishments and the understanding of what they learned and brought forth for us. “Having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets”. We stand on their works and are greater.
 
The Kingdom of God is at hand

Part 1 The Gathering and the Fullness of Time

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Ephesians 2.20+ Having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone. In whom the whole building of God is joined together.

 
Wow! What a remarkable verse. We “Having been built” in the city of our God.
 
2.11 Therefor remember, be reminded, know and understand that we were once gentiles, we were once aliens from the citizenship. But now we are not. We have been brought together by the blood of Jesus Christ. Not a 2nd coming event. “He made us all one, He reconciled us all together through the cross.
 
4.4 This is the bond of peace, the blood. This is the unity of the body. One Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of us all, actuated by the finished work of the cross not a 2nd coming, but through His blood, the forgiveness of sin.
 
And having done this He (2.1+5+) made us alive together, un-noticeble  to the carnal senses. He raised us up together. He made us sit together, by the work of the cross. Not second coming events.
 
Wake up you deniers and despisers of the cross. You ascribe all things things to be fulfilled at a 2nd coming and reject this gift from God. To be baptised together, made alive together, raised together, and seated together with Him. To this we are citizens.
 
This is the very gathering you are seeking to obtain, but not by faith but as it were at a 2nd coming, but the elect have obtained it. To be “In Christ”, to be made alive “In Him” to be raised and sat down together with Him. These are not blank words to be actuated at some 2nd coming but a current reality to the one with this faith.
 
Can you say that you have been built on the foundation of the apostles and the prophets with Jesus Christ being the chief cornerstone? Isn’t this later for the 2nd coming seekers? Is it that the apostles the prophets and Jesus need to do another work for this to be so? That they are not the foundation but they will be later? That maybe they are in heaven playing checkers waiting for the time of a 2nd coming to become famous?
 
You are alienated in your mind from the truth that is “In Christ”. We are being built together growing to be a habitation of God in the spirit. The only thing being built now is our understanding. You are complete “In Him” now learn to understand that. 
 
We walk by faith, we receive by faith, we enter and sit down by faith. It is from faith to faith. Every step. Those who seek for it to be activated at an event defined as a 2nd coming have departed from that which is from the beginning.
 
We have discussed the specifics of the event of Ephesians 1.10 “that in the fullness of times He would gather together in one all things that are In Christ Jesus, both which are in heaven and on earth “In Him” In whom we have obtained an inheritance now. Not the 2nd coming.  
 
It is the same fullness of time described in Galatians 4.3-7 but when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth His son born of a women, to redeem those bound by the elements and time frame of the first creation and now we are his heirs and offspring.
 
End time pursuers deny all this and ascribe these things to an event they call the 2nd coming. They think they have to undergo their own death or a rapture to realize the truth we have just spoken of being resurrected and seated in the heavens “In Christ”
 
So we have died and been raised gathered together with Him. We have ascended and been seated gathered together with Him. Being raised together, seated together by one spirit by one event, the cross. Not of ourselves at a 2nd coming.
 
Are you still bound by the elements of time and matter from the 1st creation? Are you not a new creation? Do you really think that you are completed and delivered at a 2nd coming?
 
Repent for the Kingdom of God is AT Hand!

When that which is perfect has come, that which is in part is done away with

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When that which is perfect has come, that which is in part is done away with. 1 Corinthians 13.10
 
 
Abraham was waiting for a city whose builder and maker, or fabrication and anatomy is God. This place of our inheritance being eternal is God. The gift of eternal life that we are receiving is not something being made as though it had not been. If it had once not been it could not be eternal.

 
The word talks about the buildings and structures  of Jerusalem. But the buildings and structures and Jerusalem had their invisible counterpart. Meaning that they teach of and represent eternal realities. Not that the buildings on earth had any other significance then to build the kingdom within you. God establishes those realities in you.
 
This is why Jesus is the way, and that He came preaching “The Kingdom of God is at hand” or at your finger tips. He is speaking of His anatomy. Not a thing to be made, but something He is. It is “In Him”. This is why the Jewish leaders were befuddled when He said “destroy this temple and I will rebuild it in 3 days. He is the temple, He is the city and He is the Holy Land.
 
This too then is our rebuilding. We walk in His promises. This is the Promised land. This is why there is no mention of a promised land in the new testament as though that is outstanding to be fulfilled for “all the promises of God are yes and amen in Christ”. If you are “In Christ” then you are in the place where the promises are fulfilled. They are in Him, they are Him.
 
All the Old Testament tools of teaching, be it the Sabbath, the Land, the city or a feast, these are all for our instruction and understanding of things invisible and eternal. “But when that which is perfect has come then that which is in part will be done away with. The end meaning of all those things are “in Christ” All the old testament teaching tools have a trade in value. Temporary for the eternal. This is a redemption and a cross over point is that in the renewed mind this is the new and living way, the new creation. This is the “when that which is perfect has come, that which is in part is done away with”
 
This takes place not as a single event called the 2nd coming, but by His assorted comings to us He presents Himself now by His word and He shows us how these things are fulfilled “in Christ” by His Holy Spirit. That which is in part that is done away with are things of the 6 days of creation. This is also called “the shaking” from Hebrews 12.27. That which can be shaken will be shaken so that the eternal remains. He is speaking and shaking even now.  
 
And this does not have to happen visibly but by faith. You do not see it with your eyes for “no man (of the Adamic nature) shall see God and live”. You must be born again of His composition of spirit not that of time and matter. You must be renewed, tried and transfigured. And again, this is not done at a singular event called a 2nd coming, but by a lifestyle of walking with Him.
 
If this transition takes place at a 2nd coming then many scriptural concepts are un-necessary and lost. How can you become holy? “Be ye Holy as I am Holy”. Peter quotes this as a continual occurring reality. The gospel of Jesus Christ is according to godliness, meaning god-like-ness. This is not a religious concept of piety and self righteousness. “Be ye holy as I am Holy” is become His Holiness, by faith. He has given us everything that pertains to life and god-like-ness.
 
Titus 2.11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation (which is not the 2nd coming) hath appeared to all men,

12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly (god-like), in this present world; 13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing(s) of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; 14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify (by the transformation of putting Him on) unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

15 These things speak, 
 
And this we do. We look to Him now and and He appears as He truly is now in His Glory and this is what we become. This is our transformation now. This is “the prophetic word more sure”. Put this on, put Him on. You cannot put Him on now if you are waiting to see Him at a 2nd coming. You are deprived of the truth of transformation and have traded it for something else. You have lost your reward. Are you not called “saints”? What do you think that means? Do you accept this? Do you receive this? This god-like-ness in this age? You mean it is later? Do you see what happens to your thinking? That means salvation is later and Christ died in vain to have to redeem you at a 2nd coming.
 
If we learn to receive this then this too becomes us. As He said “He who has seen me has seen the Father” Most don’t understand this. When people interact with us they see something they don’t understand. They see the invisible light and the truth that resides in each one of us, being Gods Holy Spirit. Some admire this, some are jealous and try to squelch this. This is sharing His persecution. On our part he is glorified.
 
This is not done by calling people to a 2nd coming for even Islam, and Buddhists and other religions believe in a coming Messiah and a renewed earth later. It is the gospel that brings salvation in the here and now that is an offence. The work from the cross is our point in faith, not His return. And we love His appearing but this appearing is continual, not a 2nd coming
 
We become holy now in this age and “we have this treasure in earthen vessels so the excellency and the power may be of God not ourselves for we do not preach ourselves but Christ crucified”. That is the power of transformation. Look to that for change.We are like a light on a hill that cannot be hid, a bushel of light under a bed.
 
Doesn’t Paul say that we are living epistles written not on stone but on the heart by the Holy Spirit? That we are read by all men? And if we reject our calling for holy living now, for god-like-ness now, and live for a hope only to be realized at a 2nd coming then we are of all men most pitiable. What a shame and what a sham, for the good news of Jesus Christ is the power of God unto salvation “Today” not tomorrow or 2000 years later. If we are not saved we have nothing. If we are saved then we have the redemption, the adoption, the justification, the reconciliation and the at-one-ment now. Today!
 
The price has been paid and the only thing that stands in your way is that you want to have a visible confirmation of these truths. So you lump together what you cannot receive by faith and say it is coming later at a 2nd coming and associate yourself with doubters of Gods Holy word. Hath God really said?
 
If we live only in the hope of a change at a 2nd coming we are of most men to be pitied. What a shame. What a sham. For isn’t the gospel the power of God unto Salvation for today? Now? Or are we in limbo for a 2nd coming? 
 
This is where our cultural Christianity stops short of His fullness. We do become holy and grow in god-like-ness even now or why would the word say “As He is so are we in this world”? This is not just the same as the man Jesus was because Jesus said “Greater works shall you do for I go to the Father.” And if we can only be like the man Jesus who walked the earth we could not become greater. But as we see Him as He truly is through the gospel we become like Him. This is our mirror to put Him on. Him who is with the father is He who displays a greater reality of the Father. And this is Him in His transfigured, eternal state. This is what we behold. “Tell the disciples that I have ascended to My God and your God, to My Father and your Father. Cling to this. perceive this. Look upon this and become transfigured from the glory to the glory. (2 Corinthians 3.18)
 
It is enough for a student to become like his teacher and all students perfectly trained do so. So if we see Him as He truly is, it is enough to be like Him as He is. Not a man on earth but raised incorruptible. He is the last Adam who has become a life giving spirit. So too this becomes us. This becomes our greater works. “Good master what must I do to do the works of God? Believe in Him who was sent.” This one who was sent returned and it is there we behold Him, that we are seated with Him, “In Him”. And if we see Him any less we see Him in part. But when that which is perfect has come, that which is in part is done away. This is His gift to us. Eternal life and life is in the Son where He is with the Father. If it is any less then He has not given us of His fullness, but He has. John 1.16. Either He has or He hasn’t, black and white. The gray exists only in a wavering mind.
So do you want to do the greater works? Then believe in Him who was sent from where He came from and where He returned. It is He who calls us to Himself that we may “behold the glory given to Him from the foundations of the world”
There is not much transformation in a man named Jesus. And there is even less in a Jesus who must come back to work salvation. But there is all we need in Him who said it is done, and sat down to prove it.  

The Lords Supper 8/17

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The Lords Supper

 
Matthew 26.26 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.

27 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;

28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

29 But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.

 

Here we have at the Lord’s supper Him saying that He would not drink from it again until He drinks it new in the Kingdom. It is the bread and the wine that become new first. Simply put it is us who put off our old nature symbolized at baptism that become new to drink it with Him, for it is the bread and the wine of the new covenant which is in effect now that His blood has been shed. (Hebrews 9.15)

It is in this way that we drink it new. He nourishes the spirit not the man. It is our spirit that is new that allows us to drink it new in the Kingdom. His words are spirit and they are life and this is what we partake. This is the Lords Supper. It does not refer to a future coming kingdom that does not exist yet like those who suppose it to be at a 2nd coming of something yet to be fulfilled. It is filled full now. The Kingdom is preached and men are pressing their way into it. Luke 16.16

This is how we are filled now that we are new. We partake of His word and His spirit. It is not like meat on a BBQ to be cooked that you see but His holy word that is perceived so you can receive it by your new person. It is not His Kingdom that is being made new to have a grand opening at a second coming for it already is or Jesus could not have already said “The Kingdom of God is at hand”.

It is us eating this new in the spirit of our mind that makes it new. But it is the silly Adamic nature that postpones the spiritual nourishment until a 2nd coming for a coming Kingdom that does not exist yet waiting to be finished that it may be revealed. Yet the Kingdom never was  not yet as though it still needs to be but only in our minds, this is where He builds it. You see then to drink it new in the Kingdom is not for a future kingdom. The newness has to do with us. It is us who are changeable and are changing. God and His Kingdom are not. So when we come together to eat the Lords supper, it is to eat it new in the Kingdom.

1 Corinthians 5.7 Therefore purge out the old leaven that you may become a new loaf since in truth you are unleavened.

This “drinking it new in the Kingdom”, the eternal kingdom is not as though it must be something later is not already.  It is as eternal as He is for it is His home and cannot change. Or where would He be King until His kingdom is finished. You think He is subject to time as though He is ringing His hands in heaven just hoping for His kingdom to be built. Everything about Him is timeless, hence “enter the Kingdom prepared for you from (b4) the foundations of the world (ages). So it is us that becomes new not Him.

And how do we do this? By partaking of Him any day and every day. To us who “love His appearing” not as something future but daily and continual. We “eagerly await His appearing”. We look to the author and finisher of our faith”. Not of a 1st and 2nd coming but to Him who delays not His coming. We do not forsake the assembling and so much more as we see the coming day. Till the dawn of the old and morning star of the eternal day that needs not a jump start except in our thinking and understanding.

This is “the Kingdom that comes not with carnal observation” as the 2nd coming seekers are stuck on. It appears not to the eyes in your head but the eyes of your understanding (Eph 1.18) He appears to our perception and this way we are renewed, we recieve, we become what we receive. This is our spiritual growth. Not like food for the carnal man that nourishes the human but a new nutrition for the new man who is raised incorruptible. For He says “My words are spirit and they are life”. So if we believe His words, we ingest them, and we keep them. We become what we eat. We put this on. We put Him on. We put on Christ. This is putting on the new man. We perceive Him as He is and we become like Him. Today!

And we do this before a 2nd coming as is taught by others for if you do not do this now you will be found naked. If you have washed off the old man by baptism what is it that you wear now if you expect your new garments at a 2nd coming?

This is why the 2nd coming seeker churches are “poor blind and naked”. They think a 2nd coming is the fulfillment but now we can be filled full. Till we become a perfect man” (Eph 4.13?) They are poor because they reject the true riches of which we speak. They are blind because they do not see the “Kingdom of God” which is “at hand”. And they are obviously naked because they cannot put anything on they perceive to be later. In this they condemn themselves.

1 Tim 4 the spirit speaks expressly that in the later days men will depart from the faith giving head to seducing spirits and doctrines of demons.” And again “after my departure you will be devoured by savage wolves. They have and they did. We are that.

They think to “drink it new in the Kingdom” is when they see it with human eyes, and this scoffs at the faith that pleases God. It is anti-faith and anti-Christ to ignore Him who speaks from Heaven now as though He must come in bodily form to appease our carnality and stand where we can see Him to believe.

But it is He who even now says, He who has been saying. Him whom you ignore “Behold I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door.” This is whom we ingest at the Lords Supper. “I will come into them and dine with them and them with Me.” This is drinking the fruit of the vine new in the Kingdom with Him. The new covenant is in full force, “the Kingdom is preached and men are pressing their way in” This is that which was from the beginning. Let that abide in you. Not a silly 2nd coming man you can see with the eyes in your head. What a powerless gospel with no transformation that leaves many disappointed and unchanged while they wait for something that is at their fingertips.

“For him who has ears to hear, hear what the spirit says to the churches” The words of this prophesy are not sealed for a 2nd coming. What I say to you I say to all watch. For if you do not watch, if you think I have delayed my coming, I will come upon you as a thief and take even that which you think you have. But to those who anticipate My coming, and love My appearing, I come quickly (unnoticeable to the carnal senses in the wink of an eye) and My reward is with me to give to each one according to their work. Blessed are they who do My commands for they have the right to the tree of life and enter through the gates into the City in the Kingdom. Yes, press into this. But outside are sorcerers, adulterers and whoever loves and keeps lies”

Where are you?

Baptized into Christ and to His fullness by the working of Faith

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Colossians 2. 9 For in him (Jesus Christ) dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.

10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:

11 In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:

12 Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.

13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, 

 

This is our calling and purpose to identify with Him. This is our salvation to be found “in Him” in his death, His resurrection and His quickening. Not ours. Not our physical body but His. This is what it means to be “In Christ” in the body of Christ, and not be in ourselves. It is to actualize these things by faith which is our salvation. He is our salvation. This is the full work of God in us in our lifetime. To be complete in Him is to know, understand and actualize this free gift by faith. This is to be to the measure of the full stature of Christ, to a perfect man. Ephesians 4.13

 

Unlike the 2nd coming seekers who deny that the work of Christ is now supposing Him to do it later when He comes again. This message creates refuge detainees to wait in a holding cell of un-belief for some 2000+ years, or at least until you physically die before you can activate the gift of God in Jesus Christ. But the price was paid in full and He said “it is done” having completed His task of salvation for that was His name, He returned from the flesh in His appearance. The new covenant in full effect now.  

 

But this is what the Adamic mind of the flesh that is connected to the carnal senses fabricates. It says; I must die to be separated from my body for my soul to rise to God for His promises to be realized by me, for me to fully receive the gift of God. Or another mindset which is popular to 2nd coming seekers is “I will be raptured to the clouds in my carnal body, and my carnal body will take on a glowing status like the man Jesus who will occupy Jerusalem on earth and be King here. This is all quite reasonable and believable from a human standpoint, for this all follows the progression that seeing is believing. But this overlooks the basic tenant of our faith.

Hebrews 11.1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” The unseen being more weighty than all matter from the 6 days of creation.

Faith is of another substance of non-substance, other than the substance experienced by the Adamic, carnal mind connected to the senses of the physical body. There is a reality that is non-human that takes precedence. This reality is not being made or created for God quit that on the 6th day. This place already is and you must enter it by learning and understanding after death and resurrection. 

 

Now you are confused because all Christians believe that. But it is not our death that is important but His. And it is not our bodily resurrection that we must see but His. The gift of salvation is activated by identifying with His death and resurrection that has already happened,. Not an event like a 2nd coming to happen later. Were you not baptized into His death to identify with His life? What are you waiting for? Physical proof? Yes this is what the Adamic nature does. Are you “in Adam”? or “In Christ”? So we die in Christ’s death, we resurrect in His resurrection and the overlooked one is that we ascend in His ascension, we see Him as He is and we join Him there. This is all actuated by faith in the unseen. Your human body cannot add to it or take away from it. Being in a flesh body cannot itself deny you access. You can just deny or believe in the spirit of your mind. The choice is yours. It already is and never not was so you don’t have to wait like for a 2nd coming.

 

Think of it like this. You have a free pass that includes travel, hotel accommodations, food clothing and entertainment to the Kingdom of God. But you have to use the coupon. This is our faith and appropriating His word grants us His fullness now like we read in Colossians. Not actuated by a 2nd coming, but faith. From faith to faith, as it is written.

 

Most of Christianity agrees that we have the keys to the Kingdom of God, but most hold it as a promise to be redeemed at a 2nd coming like a Rapture or when their body dies. But this is not faith but the carnal mind that is enmity against God. (Romans 8.7)

Here is sound reasoning. You heard the gospel message and you were baptized. There you confessed Christ and identified with His death to be raised in newness of life by faith. What was it then that you saw with your eyes that you think you need to see something today? Like Paul said “O foolish Galatians who has bewitched you? You whom Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed among you as crucified? Having begun in the spirit you are to now be perfected in the flesh? Let me put this in context for today. O you foolish Americans. Having begun in the spirit will you now be perfected at some 2nd coming? You have lost your focus, your purpose and rewards. The 2nd coming mindset has robbed you from your inheritance now.

 

 It was Abraham that believed God and was Gifted righteousness being a perfect standing with the Lord. 

 

You see the Galatians too were side tracked from the spiritual invisible. They were circumvented and short circuited back to earth like the 2nd coming seekers who suppose they are going to see something and receive it but not as it were by faith. This will not happen because “without faith it is impossible to please God”. If the 2nd coming seekers get it without faith then God would have to apologize to all those throughout the ages who have believed without seeing. That would be unjust.

 

Colossians also says 1.12+ that we are partakers of this inheritance with the saints in the light” and there is no illusion to this being activated at some 2nd coming or that it is even later for it is not. And “He has delivered us from the power of darkness” Again no illusion of this being later. And He has (already) translated us into the Kingdom of His Son”. All of this is past tense and are His words not mine. Believe it or not. We are raised with Him through the working of faith, and He has quickened us together with Him through the work of the cross. This has all transpired un-noticeable to the human eye, in the blink of an eye like all the works of the spirit. According to Colossians all of this has nothing to do with the illusive 2nd coming but the cross, and like we spelled out from Galatians 3 that it is a work of the spirit not a perfecting of the flesh visible to the carnal eye.

 

So this all happens not after your physical body is buried and not after some supposed rapture at some 2nd coming but at the death of His mortal body and His resurrection and His ascension, not ours. To be “in Him” “in Christ” “in His body”. This is His body of believers, not those who borrow the name who dis-believe.

 

 Your keys to the Kingdom, your ticket to paradise, is your faith. From faith to faith in the person of Jesus Christ who was displayed for our Glory 2000+ years ago. As soon as you segregate any part of this gift to a 2nd coming you step outside of faith. You disbelieve the word of God.

 

The Kingdom of God is at hand.  

More on the Eternal Day

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Hebrews 3.13 but exhort one another daily, while it is called “Today,” lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. 14 For we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end,
 
10.25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.
The main theme of the book of Hebrews is the “Rest of God, the true Sabbath where He is” This is the gospel, this is the message “Today! if you will hear His voice” Which is the voice that calls even today saying “refuse not Him who speaks from heaven”. This day being the eternal day, not the days of time and matter, but the everlasting day for the everlasting God, the day before creation where He rests from His creation to which we are of the called, hearing His voice to be with Him where He is before He ever spoke a word, before all creation. This place which has no night where Christ is seated right now and if we are truly “In Him” we are there now “in spirit and truth”. That is if you can see it and receive it, saying; there remains a rest to the people of God, and we who have believed have entered that rest” the place of time before the time of matter. We who have believed is the act of faith being the conduit by which we have received it.
 
So it is of this day that is not related to time as we know but to a greater reality which has no beginning or end like Melchizedek. This place is a place even higher than angels saying “for He has not put the world to come of which we speak in subjection of angels. And this world to come in which we speak is not in subjection to time either saying “Today” as it goes out even in our day.
 
Now “this world to come in which we speak” is pictorialized and memorialized throughout the scriptures but never meant to be earthly. For if it was of the earth “Joshua would not have spoken of another day” It is the carnal man and immature believers that see this in a linear time line to be revealed at a 2nd coming, meaning not “Today”
 
This mindset of looking for another day called the 2nd coming is a faithless testimony and confession. All the gossip, hoopla and energy spent investing “another day” a later day to be actualized by the human senses, is really quite a faithless act. (Heb 4.6) Thereby judging themselves being unbelieving, they receive nothing. “Be it according to your faith” and if you believe it is later then it is not “Today” for you. You have judged yourself unworthy of the full gift of God which is “in His Son”. We walk in the light as He is in the light” He is the light and “IN HIM” there is no darkness or nights at all.
But you say the Son will come later, but it is He who is coming now. As it was said back then so too in our time “There are some standing here today who will not taste death till they see the Son of man coming in His Kingdom with great power and Glory” and they did. So “Today” enter this. And He is coming not as a man, but in His true personage being eternal and invisible. It is the carnal mind hooked up to the senses of the flesh who are dead to Him who whisks about them beckoning them to “wake up”.
 
So cast off your ignorance and unbelief. Throw away the foolish notion that you cannot have Him now in His full Glory, that He must come again a 2nd time to do another work to the flesh to give you something you don’t have.
His visitations are many. Not just a 1st and 2nd coming.
 
It is He who stands at the door and knocks who always wants to sup with you, with your spirit for His words are spirit and they are life. Do not be like the evil servant who said “my Lord delays His coming” for He does not. It is you who get caught up in this life too much to enjoy Him who knocks, who is always coming. As He says “come to Me and I will give you rest” is “the world to come of which we speak” and is always coming.
Or would you rather gather with those of  a 2nd coming mindset and live in uncertainty and confusion? I mean really, who’s message do you think that is anyway?
 
From Hebrews 3.13 says we are exhorted to encourage each other while it is called “Today”. It does not say to exhort about another day like a tomorrow or like a 2nd coming. And Hebrews 10.25 furthers this concept saying to “not forsaking the assembling of ourselves as we see the day approaching” is not about a 2nd coming concept that is not said anywhere in scripture that it is a 1st and 2nd. The whole book of Hebrews speaks of the eternal day that was before time and matter as the place of our calling. 
 
The term from Hebrews 10.25 “so much more as you see the day approaching” is correctly rendered from the Greek as “see the day at hand” meaning at His fingertips. To give to you if you will receive it by faith. This is the same verbiage as “the Kingdom of God is at hand” And the place from 2 Peter 3.18 rendered  correctly in the Greek “To Him be the Glory both now and the eternal day” Again not a 2nd coming day as though it is not yet.
And again in Revelation “seal not the words of this book for the time is at hand” to enter now. What is not clear in your mind is settled in heaven. It is becoming in your mind not on earth. The things that are at hand are not the judgments and woe’s for those repeat themselves like with Antiochus Epiphanies and such. It is the revelation, the unveiling that is at hand. History repeats its self. Get your mind off things of the earth and seek that which is in heaven. In “that day” “Today!” the “eternal day” the time “at hand” the “coming day” that cometh not with (carnal) observation Luke 17.22. The kingdom finished from the foundation of the world, before God ever spoke a word. Settled in heaven.
 
Hebrews 4.3 We who have believed have entered. The Kingdom of God is at hand.

Sad estate of the modern Prophet and eschatology

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Yes modern Christianity has been hijacked and has become as ineffective as the Jews in the time of Christ. They are not entering the Kingdom, nor are they allowing those to enter who are trying to do so. Mt 23.13

 

For even John the baptist asked “are you the Coming One or do we seek another.” And Jesus could have gone through a discourse of His 2nd coming and define the supposed raptures and resurrections and 7 year tribulation or whatever you see as the kingdom come and a future coming one to save and resurrect you but instead He said “Go tell John what you see” Then He describes of those who see hear walk and are resurrected then. But He must come again to do that?

 

It is the basic tenants of your faith that you announced at your baptism that you go into the water to put off the old person to be resurrected, raised up new “in Christ”  that you  now deny?

 

But our Lord has come! Hosanna, Oh Lord save now! Blessed is He who comes in the name of he Lord!” Whom are you seeking?

 

We have forward  speaking prophets that are proclaiming a 2nd coming, and another  resurrection and another kingdom to come, but the message was and still is “The Kingdom of God is at hand”.  This is that which was from the beginning. That which we have heard and handled, for we speak what we have heard and testify what we see.  

 

The false forward speaking prophets being naked and unashamed, show their ignorance and  spread confusion and lies and disruption to the body of Christ in our day by speaking of another coming one. Who authored that? The law and the prophets were till Christ. The scriptures having been fulfilled then, now we can only speak of the accomplishments of Him who said “it is done”.   For the law and the prophets were till John, now men are pressing into the Kingdom.
The prophets of old spoke forward of a coming one and the prophets of our day should be speaking of Him who came. The law and the prophets were finished with John. Jesus having fulfilled them need not fulfill them again
Even Jesus said these words to His disciples “there are some standing here today who will not taste death till they see the Son of man Coming in His Kingdom, see the Kingdom of God present with power.  Christ is not just being manifest at a 1st and 2nd coming. That is the conclusion of all the visual seekers but He says “I stand at the door and knock” Who is opening? Who is listening?
They say in their hearts “He has a second coming after certain events” of which these always change to fit the carnal fascination of the day. When the truth is He has come for some and they have received it like those of the day like Peter, “We were eye witnesses of His majesty when we made known to you the coming of our Lord”.
And it is not as though if we see Him we would be a better believer for even Peter having said these words said to us; but you have the prophetic word which is more sure than what we heard, and you do well to pay attention to it as a light that shines in a dark place till the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. This is where and how the Lord is coming for He does not come with observation for the Kingdom of God is within you (Luke 17. 20+)
It is “He who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings and the Lord of lords who alone has immortality dwelling in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see. To whom be honor and everlasting power. AMEN! (1 Tim 6.15+)
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Blessings forever “in Him” in His Kingdom already.

Creation serves God

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Just as it is commonly thought that the gifts of Christ are actuated at a second coming, so too with the wrath of God.  But Romans 1..18 says that “the wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness. The wrath of God is not so much  a physical place as it is a spiritual reality. Although it can manifest at a place of time and matter, but it is more so the condition of the inner man.

In Ephesians 2 Paul talks about how we were children of wrath but when the grace of God appeared (not to the eyes) He quickened us. He gave us a new spiritual address. Instead of being a subject to the “prince of the power of the air, He made us alive in Christ.

In our being made alive our quickening,  even creation itself changes its disposition towards us. When the Israelite’s came out of Egypt it was through water they were saved and it was the same water that was a burning judgment from God on those who chased them down.

Of this new way creation served them like at Passover, when the angel of death passed over the Israelite’s picturing the first born of God, it killed the first born of Egypt. The same thing that kills makes alive depending on your spiritual location or disposition..

So we see too with the quail. Numbers 11.31 31 Now a wind went out from the Lord, and it brought quail from the sea and left them fluttering near the camp, about a day’s journey on this side and about a day’s journey on the other side, all around the camp, and about two cubits above the surface of the ground.”

The very sea that produced living things with fins and gills brought forth birds to feed His people. So too with the rock Moses smote for water. The creation itself in that way was renewed serving the new man in a different way

You can be in the form of a man and think it not strange to be equal with God (Phil 2.5) and you can likewise be in outer darkness gnashing your teeth in hatred like those who despise the testimony of  Christ    Your man can be on planet earth but in what is spiritually called Sodom and Egypt where our Lord was slain. (Rev 11.8) Physically it was Jerusalem.

So the Lord uses the physical for us to understand what we can’t otherwise see, and He appears at will for He is not subject to time and matter. The time delay is for us to grow in understanding. This is the age of salvation but there is coming an end where “time will be no more (Rev 10.6) and when it will be said …

Rev 22. 11 11 He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him be righteous[a] still; he who is holy, let him be holy still.”

This is the age of grace. and what you become of it with your free will. What you receive in the spirit is your reward. Be it according to your faith. if you are able to receive.

To be “In Him” is your port hole into eternity. Not just a promise of a later time like in a 2nd coming but now in the presence of God. This is the reconciliation to the Father now. (Rom 5.11 and 2 Cor 5.18-21).  What you hope the 2nd coming to accomplish, has been done, “in Christ”

2 Peter 2. 9 then the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations and to reserve the unjust under punishment for the day of judgment,

This being reserved in judgment is usually seen by an addictive nature. The prince of the air fuels this by taking them captive to do his will. (2 Tim 2.26)  Many people are captivated by their physical senses doing service to that which they do not see. Holding to a pattern of self destruction..

So the wrath is now and has a culmination. When that light comes on then each one shall be judged for what manner of work they’ve  done.

Be on the watch for He is coming at a time when you think not, to execute judgement and reward, and He is also coming in a way you do not suppose Him to be for He comes as a thief. Why? Be cause most people are expecting Him like the commonly taught 2nd coming. To some He is even now standing at the door knocking for Judgment begins with the house of God. And if so, what will happen to the ungodly and sinners? ( 1st Peter 4.17-18)

The High Priests Breastplate

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Caiaphas the high priest made the statement that “it is expedient that one man (speaking of Christ) should die for the people, and not only that but that He would gather together in one (in Christ) all the children of God scattered abroad.

 
This is about believers scattered about in different doctrines, beliefs and denominations. and a great truth. As He said “where two or more are gathered together in my Name there am I”, gathered “in Christ”. And as we are gathered to eternal truths that were with the father, we are gathered to something much more than a city  at a specific point in time. We are gathered to something more solid then a mountain of granite. For the form of this world passes away, so that the eternal remains. And it is not as if the eternal has to be brought down or brought back like at some 2nd coming. No it is much easier than that.
 
Deu 30.11 Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. 12 It is not up in heaven, so that you have to ask, “Who will ascend into heaven to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” 13 Nor is it beyond the sea, so that you have to ask, “Who will cross the sea to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” 14 No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it.   This is the word of faith we preach.
 
What we are gathered to are these transparent stones of truth. It is from this quarry that we are hewn. Like Peter being a living rock, we too are living stones being built, assembled, or gathered up a spiritual habitation for God.
 
 The High Priests ephod with 12 stones
 
The high priest had an ephod which was a breast plate with 12 stones positioned on the front, over his heart. And it is these 12 stones gathered together that he holds very dear. 12 is the number of tribes of Israel and the number of disciples and symbolizes the foundation of the house of God. (Rev 21) We are His house. It isn’t until the high priest puts these on that he goes into the Holy of Holies. Without them He does not enter. What he holds dear he takes into the very presence of the Father Himself. 
 
Isn’t that what Christ prayed in John 17? Father that they may be one with us? And this prayer was said by the same person who said “let there be light”? And that did not take some 2000 plus years but “it was so”. And isn’t this He who said “take up thy bed and walk”? So too in Gethsemane He spoke and prepared a place for them and us that “where I am they may be also”. This was for them and is operational for us today. This is the message. He became sin for us to become righteous “in Him” so “be ye reconciled”. Be one with. Be gathered to the Father now, be gathered to the truth. For we have such a High Priest eternal in the heavens now appearing to the Father. For this reason we can go boldly to the throne room of grace. This is a current reality of life in the spirit to all who believe. Take caution that no one rob you of this reward of faith for your heavenly Father desires this with you. This is what He paid for with His Son. He does not come back to do this.
 
You see this is the age of transformation and transfiguration. For we are being transfigured into the same full image from glory to glory by the spirit. (2 Corinthians 3.18)
 
But there are those who believe that they are left in limbo waiting for Christ to come back and do something. That they will not believe to receive. But when Christ does come back, it is not to pick up where He left off to finish a work in you as though He did something half way. For the just shall live by faith, and without faith it is impossible to please Him. For when He comes he would not save for He already did that. For when you see it, it is not of faith, for we are saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope.
 
There is a coming a time when “time is no more” (Rev 10.6). That only the eternal remains (Heb 12.27). That which we have acquired in this age, that which we have received from Him we keep. This is our whole purpose to lay hold of why He laid hold of us. But what about when He comes? 
 
Revelation 22.11 He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him be righteous[e] still; he who is holy, let him be holy still.” Again, time is no more. The time we live in is to put on Christ now. This time has an end.
So if we have the notion that His work will continue later we may be found slothful stewards. For He is close at hand who judges us and His reward is with Him to give as He wills. And He wants to today. “It is the Fathers good pleasure to give us the Kingdom” But if we are looking for it with our eyes it is passing before us like the wind. This is not an event but a life style. The flesh will return to the dust like it came. The transformation of our heart, mind and soul and putting on the new body is now. If we do not put on Christ and the invisible truths about Him that are Him now, we may be found naked and ashamed when He comes to wrap up this age. For we groan within ourselves not to be unclothed but to be further clothed in immortality. This is the invisible work of the “Kingdom of God at hand”.

 

7/23 The Transfiguration. His and ours.

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Matthew 16.27 For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works. 28 “Assuredly, I say to you, there are some standing here who shall not taste death till they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom.”  And this was almost 2000 years ago.

 

Jesus spoke these words to His disciples. That some then would see Him coming in His Kingdom. That they would see the Kingdom of God present with power. It was then that Peter, James and John witnessed Christs transfiguration. We think, how lucky they were to witness such an event. Wow! To see “his face shine like the sun, and His clothes become white as light, brighter than any launderer on earth can whiten”.
 
As it says in 2nd Peter that they “were eye witnesses of His majesty” where the Father said “this is My beloved Son”. Christ as He is seen here is the culmination of everything the law and the prophets had ever spoken or seen. The purpose of all the law the prophets and testimonies was of this. To see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom. Jesus Christ in His fullness just like His Father. A chip off the ole block, His spitting image, bone of His bone. “Him you shall hear!”
 
Wow! If we could have been there and seen that. Surely if that had happened to us, we would all have apostolic faith. We could go door to door, heal the sick and raise the dead. We could save the world in no time. Our ministries would be huge! Yes this is facetious.
In 2 Peter he talks of the transfiguration saying”we made known to you the power and the coming of our Lord” and “we were eye witnesses of His majesty”. They experienced the very thing some Christians see as the“2nd coming”. They saw a full revelation of Jesus Christ as “My beloved Son”. This Coming is not a one time event as some presume, and it is not just a future event except for those who do not understand yet and those who flat out deny. It is not an event but an eternal reality to experience. To understand this is to be awake and watchful.
Think of it like this. If it is not true now, then it is not eternal. It must come to be, and some of Christianity thinks it is a physical development to some day become a physical reality and that is the blunder.
 
How could this Jesus who is “the same yesterday, today and forever” become something He is not yet? You have the wrong Jesus if He is still coming or soon to be, then He has not been something, and is in the process of becoming and by this nature He is excluded from being of God. Right here many cults can nail you to the ground and make the case that Jesus was not divine, but just a man. And by that definition they are right. A becoming one is not an eternal one.
 
A main theme in the book of 1st John is that he who believes that Jesus came in the flesh is of God. He is not referring to a man but of Him “whose goings forth or from old and ever lasting. (Micah 5.3) Meaning “Him who always is. As he also teaches “that which was in the beginning” not that which will be at a 2nd coming but that which always was and is, and Jesus Christ does not change to have to become and be something for He already is.
 
2 Peter speaks that through this understanding of His divine power, that “He has given us everything that pertains to life (eternal) and God-like-ness (the power of transformation) through the knowledge of Him who calls us”. And adding to our faith,  “for so an entrance will be supplied abundantly to us into the everlasting Kingdom of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ”. (2 Peter 1.11)  This is not speaking of a 2nd coming but an immediate reality to those who do this. It says”He who lacks these things is short sighted even to blindness and has forgotten that he is purged from his old self” ( Verse 9).
 
So we are supplied abundantly access into His Kingdom, this Kingdom which is “at Hand”. The eternal, the always was, always will be, never ending, having no beginning a place having the same make up and composition as the one who lives there in the time before time, or else where would He stay and wait like He has no home? He waits for a kingdom? Him who came and said “the Kingdom of God is at hand” also said “Heaven is my throne and the earth is My footstool. Where is the house you will build for Me?”  But He is where He was before a word of God was ever spoken. That is why the kingdom cannot come as such to those who want to see it like 2nd coming seekers. Whom do you seek? Him who will be or Him who was? Will the real Jesus stand up! And HE did and He is knocking.
This Kingdom Peter further expounds on saying that he would continue to remind them of these things. “For we did not follow cunningly devised fables (like blood moons and Nibiru) when we made known to you the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ but we were eye witnesses of His majesty”. This coming had nothing to do with what is described as His 1st coming as a baby then grown a man but Him is His eternal state in his eternal place, in Himself, for in Him all things exist. What they saw was not a preview as though it was still future. For how could they have been supplied abundantly access into the Kingdom if it was still becoming to be some day.
Now here is the point. Peter said “in doing these things an entrance will be supplied abundantly into the everlasting Kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ”. He didn’t say anything about waiting for a 2nd coming. Is he lying? Is there access to His Kingdom before He comes so we can see Him? Yes! This is the very place where He is transfigured.
Yes they saw Him coming in His Kingdom with great power, but peter goes on to say “but you (yes us) have a prophetic word which is more sure than what we saw, (yes more certain than the transfiguration)”. Meaning the prophetic words and the testimony of Christ will yield the same result. Wow! To see Him in His natural state without the flesh, in the place and habitation where He belongs, being Glorified and in full power. Him you shall hear! Yes! Hear His words.
 
So as it was said then and again has been accomplished to many throughout the ages and is still offered to us “TODAY” if you can hear His voice”. Even now it is just as true that there are some standing here today who will not taste death before the see the Son of Man coming in His Kingdom with great power and Glory”.
 
So this is our transfiguration, our “being transformed into His same full image” not at some 2nd coming but “from Glory to Glory as by the Spirit” in the here and now. What does that have to do with a 2nd coming? That happens now! Today! “He who will come is coming and he does not tarry! And it is by faith, it is from faith to faith and “if anyone draws back My soul has no pleasure in them; says the Lord. But we are not of those who draw back into the perdition of unbelief, but of those who believe to the saving of the soul”. Hebrews 10.37-39
 
Here is the danger that has befallen us in this 21st century. The promulgation of the faith of a Jesus at a 2nd coming denies Him who came and is coming and still at hand. We can lazily put off our change and our responsibility to believe for a hope that He will do it later.  The 2nd coming concept puts people in a perpetual state of forward looking thinking that says “Oh that His day would come and He would save us”. That He needs to still do something for us. Please take some time to process that. You see He already did that. 2 Peter 1.3 says “as His divine power has given us everything that pertains to life and godliness”. What exactly is it you need that you don’t have? Be careful what you answer for you shall have your reward. It is the evil servant who says in his heart; my master delayeth  His coming. What do you say?  
 
Yes, The Kingdom of God is still at hand.