[Note: All verses unless otherwise specified are from NKJV]
Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband [Christ] is head of the wife [church], as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the [His one] body. Therefore, just as THE CHURCH IS SUBJECT TO CHRIST [the Head over His Body and Church], so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything. Husbands, LOVE YOUR WIVES, JUST AS CHRIST ALSO LOVED THE CHURCH AND GAVE HIMSELF FOR HER, that He [Christ, our Husband] might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. For NO ONE EVER HATED HIS OWN FLESH, BUT NOURISHES AND CHERISHES IT, JUST AS THE LORD DOES THE CHURCH. For WE ARE [all] MEMBERS OF HIS [one] BODY, OF HIS [one] FLESH AND OF HIS BONES. “FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL leave his father and mother and BE JOINED TO HIS WIFE, AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH.” THIS IS A GREAT MYSTERY, BUT I SPEAK CONCERNING CHRIST AND THE [His] CHURCH.
In the above scripture we are told that the GREAT MYSTERY that will be revealed has to do with Christ, His Wife, His Church, His Body, and His Flesh and bones. We are also told that Christ’s one Church is His Wife. Paul goes even further, telling us that we will become ONE FLESH with our Husband, Christ.
ONE FLESH: “used to refer to the spiritual and physical union of two people in a relationship, especially marriage” (copied from a free internet dictionary).”
Approximately three years ago, while I was taking Communion, I was taken into the Spirit; the Holy Spirit has since confirmed that this was not a vision, but was a literal visitation. I stood next to, and held hands with Jesus Christ. We were both dressed in white, though I did not see the clothing clearly. Our Father sat directly in front of us on His throne; both He and His throne were huge.
I was about to drink the Communion juice/blood when I heard God our Father tell me to first raise the glass in a toast to His Son, Christ. As I lifted the glass of juice high above my head and toward our Father, I saw that He also held a glass in His lifted left hand and arm. He explained that He and I had lifted our glasses together in honor and thanks [memory & remembrance] for all that Christ had done for both of us: our Father and Christ’s Wife, Church, and one final Congregation.
Because of the beauty and joy within my heart I began to cry. Much later, God added that this will also occur again during our Wedding Ceremony and Feast. I did not see Jesus, me, or our Father drink at that time.
God has explained, “You/Christ’s Bride will be wed by Me as you stand together with Jesus, your Husband to be. You will be joined as ONE with Christ in marriage as you take Communion/Eucharist with Christ, your new Husband; and Me, your Father; and all members in His Wife and One Body. This marriage will be consummated [with and through Verbal Intercourse] as you are wed to, and become ONE FLESH with Christ. This consummates Christ’s marriage to you, His Wife (see John 1:1-5; Rev 19:13-16).”
Our Father went on to say and confirm that He will perform the wedding ceremony Himself as we all stand before Him [as His one unified Wife/Body] with Jesus. He has also said that this will be the most joyous celebration we have experienced; it will be filled with great glory, praise, and thanks. Even now Jesus has, through His sacrificial death, returned us to our Father, our Father’s presence, and God’s eternal family.
Our Father later said, “This wedding ceremony and covenant will be delivered and confirmed by Me as I sit on My throne in the heavenly Holy of Holies. This ONE FLESH, Christ’s one resurrected flesh destroys all sin and death forever.”
The various parts of this Revelation highlight God’s multiple gifts and blessings to a lost mankind throughout thousands of years, and thus paints a vivid picture of our future glorious Wedding and married life with Christ. It is important that you understand why this transformation and transfiguration was, and continues to be needed; and what is accomplished within us as God’s newness manifests. We are, even now, beginning to experience the manifestation of our God given transformation, and eventual transfiguration.
As Jesus prayed in Luke 11:2, “Our Father in heaven … Your kingdom come, Your Will [shall] be done ON EARTH as it is in heaven.” Today, Luke 17:20-21 teaches us that the Kingdom of God is now within our born-again spirits: hearts and minds: “Now when He [Jesus] was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them and said, ‘The kingdom of God does not come with observation; nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!‘ For indeed, THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS WITHIN YOU.’”
On April 27, 2016, Christ said, “You are eating My flesh and drinking My blood [Communion/Eucharist], and I will do the same for you. I will cover you with the newness of Christ, My own resurrected flesh and blood. I will swallow death for you. Indeed, I already have, Amen Amen and again Amen (see 2 Tim 1:10; 1 Cor 15:24-26; Heb 2:14-15).”
One must read all four Chapters of this Revelation in order to fully understand why “ALL FLESH” becomes “ONE FLESH” on our wedding day. In Chapter 3, for example, Christ tells us (in referenced Bible verses) that His Father gave Him authority over “ALL FLESH” before His death and resurrection. In Chapter 2 we learn why God has made us His Priests, under our High Priest, Christ, prior to our wedding day. (see Priests and Kings: Rev 1:6; Rev 5:10).
God’s many surprises and teachings in this Revelation, with regards to our Wedding Day, will delight you. It has taken me over three years to understand this Revelation. God, thank You for Your Holy Spirit who guides us into all Your Truth; and thank You for blessing us all with the FULLNESS of Yourself daily, Amen Amen and again Amen.
( A) OUR NEW UNDERSTANDING REGARDING “ALL FLESH” (NOT “ONE FLESH”)
Several years ago the Holy Spirit asked me to re-read Acts 2:17-18. I was thrilled as the Holy Spirit enlightened me with the following new understanding:
On the day of Pentecost, forty days after Christ’s death and resurrection,
… Peter, standing up with the eleven, raised his voice and said to them, “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and heed my words. For these [Apostles/Disciples] are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day. But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:
‘And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on ALL FLESH; your [ALL FLESH, including Israel] sons and your daughters shall prophesy [speak, hear [write] under God’s Divine influence in their own language in simple discourse/conversation], your young men shall see visions, your old men shall dream dreams. And on My menservants and on My maidservants [all who are converted: Israelites, Gentiles, Christians] I will pour out My Spirit in those days and they shall prophesy…
And it shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of the Lord [supreme in authority] shall be saved.‘
On the day of Pentecost, God our Father began to pour out His Holy Spirit on ALL FLESH as promised. Since Peter was quoting the Old Testament prophet Joel, I thought it best to verify for myself exactly what Joel had said.
God’s Word through both Joel and Peter was almost identical; however, God added a beautiful promise in Joel’s Prophetic Word that Peter did not quote in Acts 2 above.
“And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out My Spirit on ALL FLESH; your [ALL FLESH, including Israel] sons and your daughters shall prophesy [speak, hear [write] under God’s Divine influence in their own language in simple discourse/conversation], your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions. And ALSO on My menservants and on My maidservants [all who are converted: Israelis, Gentiles, Christians]
I will pour out My Spirit in those days… And it shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of the LORD [Eternal Self Existent; Jehovah] shall be saved. For in Mount Zion and in [new, as opposed to old] Jerusalem there shall be deliverance, as the Lord has said, ‘AMONG THE REMNANT WHOM THE LORD CALLS.’
I immediately asked God if I was reading and understanding these scriptures correctly. Everything that I had been taught prior to this had said that the Holy Spirit was given and poured out on only those previously saved: Christians only. I continued to pray for God’s help and understanding. I prayed and meditated on this, off and on, for at least a year before God’s Holy Spirit reminded me of the following scripture:
(1 Corinthians 12:3)
Therefore I make known to you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God calls Jesus accursed, and NO ONE can say that Jesus is Lord EXCEPT BY THE HOLY SPIRIT.
The main reason that God pours out His Holy Spirit on “ALL FLESH” is so that ALL FLESH / PEOPLE can say that Jesus Christ is their Lord, and thus be saved. 1 Corinthians 12:3, above, makes this very clear. The salvation and transformation of mankind is, and has always been God’s first intent; and this is accomplished in part by the out pouring and indwelling of His Holy Spirit. God is One: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
As God spoke through both Joel and Peter He promised to pour out His Spirit on ALL FLESH in the last days (so that they were/are able to call on the name of the Lord and receive salvation through Christ Jesus). God also said that “ALL FLESH”, including Israel would/will prophesy, see visions, and dream dreams because of the Holy Spirit out pouring.
God then spoke about the out pouring of His Spirit on His menservants and maidservants: those who are already saved and within Christ’s blood, and therefore considered God’s people (including Israel). These, being part of the first group, ALL FLESH, are also promised a second time that they will receive the Holy Spirit’s out pouring, and “prophesy” (speak, hear [write] under God’s Divine influence in their own language in simple discourse/conversation).
Almost immediately, I began to share what I had learned with those seeking to hear God’s voice, informing them that they had already heard God’s Holy Spirit at least once if they had received Christ as their Savior. Again, God made this very clear in 1 Corinthians 12:3, above.
God then asked me to look up the scriptures using the words “ALL FLESH.” The following is an incomplete list that contains only those scriptures that are pertinent to our Study Series within “REVEALED: CHRIST’S UPCOMING and ETERNAL MARRIAGE TO HIS PEOPLE”.
(B ) OUR GOD IS THE GOD OF THE SPIRITS OF “ALL FLESH”
God is the God of all spirits, including yours. This is true even if your spirit has not been taught this, or is unable to acknowledge it.
And you [the saved Christians] have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons: “My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord, nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him; for whom the LORD loves He chastens [corrects], and scourges every son whom He receives.”
If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten? But if you are without chastening, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate and not sons. Furthermore, we have had human fathers who corrected us, and we paid them respect. Shall we not much more readily be in subjection to the FATHER OF SPIRITS and live? For they indeed for a few days chastened us as seemed best to them, BUT HE FOR OUR PROFIT THAT WE MAY BE PARTAKERS OF HIS HOLINESS. Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been TRAINED BY IT (also see Rev 19:7-8).
Then they fell on their faces, and said, “O God, the GOD OF THE SPIRITS of ALL FLESH, shall one man sin, and You be angry with all the congregation?”
Then Moses spoke to the LORD, saying: “Let the LORD [the Eternal Self Existent; Jehovah (Strong’s Concordance)], THE GOD OF THE SPIRITS of ALL FLESH, set a man over the congregation, who may go out before them and go in before them, who may lead them out and bring them in, that the congregation of the LORD may not be like sheep which have no shepherd.”
[NOTE: Most often, in the following Old Testament verses, the name LORD, when literally translated, according to Strong’s Concordance, is “Yehovah…the self-Existent or Eternal; Jehovah…” For this reason I did not continue to write this information in each verse.]
If He [LORD; Christ’s Father] should set His heart on it, IF HE SHOULD GATHER TO HIMSELF HIS [Holy] SPIRIT AND HIS BREATH, ALL FLESH would perish together, and man would return to dust (also see Gen. 3:18-19).
My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD, and ALL FLESH shall bless His holy name forever and ever.
The glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and ALL FLESH shall see it together; for the mouth of the LORD has spoken.” (also see Rev. 1:7-8)
… ALL FLESH shall know that I, the LORD [Eternal Self Existent; Jehovah], am your Savior, and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.”
For behold, the LORD will come with fire and with His chariots, like a whirlwind,to render His anger with fury, and His rebuke with flames of fire. For by fire and by His sword the LORD will judge ALL FLESH; and the slain of the LORD shall be many.
And it shall come to pass that from one New Moon to another, and from one Sabbath to another, ALL FLESH shall come to worship before Me [without ceasing],” says the LORD.
A noise will come to the ends of the earth — For the LORD has a controversy with the nations; He will plead His case with ALL FLESH. He will give those who are wicked to the sword,‘ says the LORD.”
Then the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah, saying, “Behold, I am the LORD, THE GOD OF ALL FLESH. Is there anything too hard for Me?
Thus you shall say to him, ‘Thus says the LORD: “Behold, what I have built I will break down, and what I have planted I will pluck up, that is, this whole land. And do you seek great things for yourself? Do not seek them; for behold, I will bring adversity on ALL FLESH,” says the LORD…
Thus says the LORD God: “Behold, I will kindle a fire in you [the forest land of the South], and it shall devour every green tree and every dry tree in you; the blazing flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the south to the north shall be scorched by it. ALL FLESH shall see that I, the LORD, have kindled it; it shall not be quenched.“
(Joel 2:28 and Acts 2:17)
“And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out My Spirit on ALL FLESH…”
“Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion [New Jerusalem]! For behold, I am coming and I WILL DWELL IN YOUR MIDST,” says the LORD. Many nations shall be joined to the LORD in that day, and they shall become My people. And I WILL DWELL IN YOUR MIDST. Then you will know that the LORD of hosts has sent Me to you. And the LORD will take possession of Judah as His inheritance in the Holy Land, and will again choose Jerusalem [New Jerusalem as opposed to the old physical Jerusalem]. Be silent, ALL FLESH, before the LORD, for He is aroused from His holy habitation!”
… You [LORD; Christ’s Father] who hear prayer, to You ALL FLESH will come. Iniquities prevail against me; as for our transgressions, You will provide (*)atonement for them.
We Are Promised The Atonement Of Our Flesh
NOTE: Several years ago, before this present study (I’m not exactly sure when), I asked Jesus, “What is next?” He said, “the Atonement of the flesh.” I was not sure what that meant until I began this study. I was familiar with “Atonement” but not with regards to “flesh.” Wow! This is really exciting. Be sure and read the following:
The act by which God restores a relationship of harmony and unity between Himself and human beings. The word can be broken into three parts which express this great truth in simple but profound terms: “AT-ONE-MENT.” Through God’s atoning (**) grace and forgiveness, we are reinstated to a relationship of AT-ONE-MENT with God, in spite of our sin/[sinful flesh]… [We become One with God again].
HUMAN NEED: Because of Adam’s sin … and our own personal sin (Col 2:21), no person is worthy of a relationship with a Holy God. (Eccl 7:20; Rom 3:23). Since we are helpless to correct the situation (Prov 20:9) and can do nothing to hide our sin from God (Heb 4:13), we all stand condemned by sin. (Rom 3:19). It is human nature (our sinfulness) and God’s nature (His holy wrath against sin) which makes us “enemies” (Rom 5:10) (from Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary)
(**) “grace”: NT 5485: … literal, figurative or spiritual; especially the Divine [God’s] influence upon the [your] heart, and it’s reflection in the life; including gratitude [praise and thanks])…” (Strong’s Concordance)]
Obviously, as Jesus said this, He was promising us “the atonement of our Flesh.” He was giving us a prophetic Word that promises, and now manifests for us, His new FLESH, Christ’s ONE FLESH; and a completed eternal relationship of harmony and unity [at-one-ment] between God and mankind.
God fulfills this promise through God’s forgiveness and grace [God’s Divine influence on our hearts, including gratitude; Strong’s 5485]. The manifestation of God’s forgiveness is shown to us as we are allowed to wed and become ONE FLESH with Christ, God’s first begotten son.
Please remember that this will happen as we are wed by our Father to Jesus Christ, within God’s Holy of Holies. This will consummate Christ’s marriage to a once fallen, but now fully NEW people: God’s Children, Christ’s Church, final Congregation, and Wife. As God our Father says in Revelation 21:5-7: “I MAKE ALL THINGS NEW.”
And he [John the Baptist] went into all the region around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the remission of sins, as it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, saying: “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord; make His paths straight. Every valley shall be filled and every mountain and hill brought low; the crooked places shall be made straight and the rough ways smooth; and
ALL FLESH SHALL SEE THE SALVATION OF GOD.'”
( C) GOD ALMIGHTY FINDS DISFAVOR WITH “ALL FLESH”
As we know, God destroyed “ALL FLESH” upon the earth, except for Noah and His family (and a selection of animals, birds etc.), through a massive flood. As we read the following scriptures we want to concentrate on why He did this:
Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that EVERY INTENT OF THE THOUGHTS OF HIS HEART WAS ONLY EVIL CONTINUALLY. And the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in HIS HEART. So the Lord said, “I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them.”
But Noah found GRACE in the eyes of the Lord. This is the genealogy of Noah. Noah was a just man, perfect [integrity, truth], in his generations. Noah walked with God. And Noah begot three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
The earth also was corrupt before God, and THE EARTH WAS FILLED WITH VIOLENCE. So God looked upon the earth, and indeed it was corrupt; for ALL FLESH had corrupted their way on the earth.
And God said to Noah, “The end of ALL FLESH has come before Me, FOR THE EARTH IS FILLED WITH VIOLENCE THROUGH THEM; AND BEHOLD, I WILL DESTROY THEM WITH THE EARTH. Make yourself an ark… And behold, I Myself am bringing floodwaters on the earth, to destroy from under heaven ALL FLESH IN WHICH IS THE BREATH OF LIFE; everything that is on the earth shall die…”
(D) GOD’S COVENANTS
For the purpose of this Revelation, we will quickly look at three covenants. They specifically deal with mankind’s “fallen flesh,” or “ALL FLESH.” These covenants were with and through Noah, Abram/Abraham, and Christ Jesus. We address Christ’s covenant in Chapter 2 of this Revelation. These three covenants anticipated and promised God’s transformation of “ALL FLESH”.
GOD MADE A COVENANT WITH “ALL FLESH” THROUGH NOAH
The LORD God Almighty made a covenant with ALL FLESH through Noah to counteract the fall of mankind:
But I will establish My covenant with you [Noah]; and you shall go into the ark — you, your sons, your wife, and your sons’ wives with you. And of every living thing of ALL FLESH you shall bring two of every sort into the ark, to keep them alive with you; they shall be male and female.
Then God spoke to Noah and to his sons with him, saying: “And as for Me, behold, I ESTABLISH MY COVNANT WITH YOU AND WITH YOUR DESCENDENTS AFTER YOU, and with every living creature that is with you: the birds, the cattle, and every beast of the earth with you, of all that go out of the ark, every beast of the earth. Thus I establish My covenant with you: Never again shall ALL FLESH be cut off by the waters of the flood; never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.”
And God said: “This is the sign of the covenant which I make between Me and you, and every living creature that is with you, FOR PERPETUAL GENERATIONS: I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth. It shall be, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the rainbow shall be seen in the cloud; and I will REMEMBER MY COVENANT which is between Me and you and every living creature of ALL FLESH; the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy ALL FLESH. The rainbow shall be in the cloud, and I will look on it to remember the everlasting covenant between God and EVERY living creature of ALL FLESH that is on the earth.” And God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant which I have established BETWEEN ME AND ALL FLESH THAT IS ON THE EARTH.”
God went forward, as promised, and began to correct the evil within the hearts of mankind in very deliberate and progressive moves.
Today, more than ever before, it is critical that we remember why God did this. Again, God destroyed “ALL FLESH” on earth because: “The LORD saw that THE WICKEDNESS OF MAN WAS GREAT IN THE EARTH, and that every intent of the thoughts of HIS HEART WAS EVIL CONTINUALLY. And THE LORD WAS SORRY THAT HE MADE MAN ON EARTH, and HE WAS GRIEVED IN HIS [own] HEART;” and “THE EARTH WAS FILLED WITH VIOLENCE. So God looked upon the earth, and indeed it was CORRUPT… [because] ALL FLESH had corrupted their way on the earth.” And God said to Noah, “The end of ALL FLESH has come before Me, for the earth is FILLED WITH VIOLENCE THROUGH THEM…”
Does this remind anybody, other than me, of today?
ABRAM / ABRAHAM:
GOD’S EVERLASTING COVENANT IS CUT INTO ABRAHAM’S [ALL] FLESH
When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless. And I will make My covenant between Me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly.” Then Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying: “AS FOR ME, behold, My covenant is with you, and YOU SHALL BE A FATHER OF MANY NATIONS. No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you a father of many nations. I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you. And I will establish My covenant between Me and YOU AND [all of] YOUR DESCENDANTS after you in their generations, for an EVERLASTING covenant, TO BE GOD TO YOU AND YOUR DESCENDANT AFTER YOU. Also I give to you and your descendants after you the land in which you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.” And God said to Abraham: “AS FOR YOU, you shall keep My covenant, you and your descendants after you throughout their generations.
THIS IS MY COVENANT WHICH YOU SHALL KEEP, BETWEEN ME AND YOU AND YOUR DESCENDANTS AFTER YOU: EVERY MALE CHILD AMONG YOU SHALL BE CIRCUMCISED; AND YOU SHALL BE CIRCUMCISED IN THE FLESH OF YOUR FORESKINS, AND IT SHALL BE A SIGN OF A COVENANT BETWEEN ME AND YOU… MY COVENANT SHALL BE IN YOUR FLESH FOR AN EVERLASTING COVENANT… And the uncircumcised male child, who is not circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin, that person shall be cut off from his people; he has broken My covenant.” [also see Rom. 3:28-29]
God teaches us in Genesis 17, above, that He told Abraham to circumcise the foreskins of “ALL male FLESH” in order to form the covenant agreement between Himself, God, and mankind [ALL FLESH] through Abraham. God states “MY COVNENANT SHALL BE IN YOUR FLESH FOR AN EVERLASTING COVENANT.
Because Jesus Christ comes from the line of Abraham, and all promises made by God to and THROUGH Abraham were to the One Seed, Christ (see Gal 3:16-17), we understand why God chose to have Abraham, and thus all mankind circumcised in their foreskin. This symbolized, or signified the coming of Christ. Through Christ, the ALL FLESH of a fallen mankind is to be removed as we are joined to Christ’s NEW “ONE FLESH” .
Later, God declared that our heart was that which was to be circumcised: exchanging, or cutting, all the old away. We are to receive our new heart: the one heart of Christ. Deuteronomy 10:12-16 is the first scripture to change “foreskin” to “heart,” telling us:
“… now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways and to love Him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to keep the commandments of the Lord and His statutes which I command you today FOR YOUR GOOD? Indeed heaven and the highest heavens belong to the Lord your God, also the earth with all that is in it. The Lord delighted only in your fathers, to love them; and He chose their descendants after them, you above all peoples, as it is this day [before Christ, our new covenant]. THEREFORE CIRCUMCISE THE FORESKIN OF YOUR HEART [OLD FLESH].”
GOD’S BLESSING TO “ALL FLESH” THROUGH ABRAHAM AND JESUS CHRIST
Then the Angel of the Lord called to Abraham a second time out of heaven, and said: “By Myself I have sworn, says the Lord, because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son [Isaac], your only son — blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies. In your SEED [Christ] all the nations [ALL FLESH] of the earth shall be blessed, because you have OBEYED MY VOICE.”
For more information on God’s Blood Covenant through, and with Moses and Christ (and what God accomplished through Christ’s sacrificial blood), please read: “All Souls Are In The Blood, Including Christ’s” (With Biblical Proof) on our website at https://www.christine-williams-ministry.org
Now as the people were in expectation, and all reasoned in their hearts about John, whether he was the Christ or not, John answered, saying to all, “I indeed baptize you with water; but One mightier than I is coming, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to loose. HE [Jesus] WILL BAPTIZE YOU WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT AND FIRE. His winnowing fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clean out His threshing floor, and gather the wheat into His barn; but the chaff He will burn with unquenchable fire.” NKJV
CHRIST IS OUR NEW COVENANT:
Now to Abraham and his SEED [Christ] were the promises made. He does not say, “And to seeds,” as of many, but as of ONE, “And to your SEED,” WHO IS CHRIST. And this I say, that the law, which was four hundred and thirty years later, cannot annul THE COVENANT THAT WAS CONFIRMED BEFORE BY GOD [our Father] IN CHRIST, that it should make the promise of no effect. For if the inheritance is of the law, it is no longer of promise; but God gave it to Abraham by promise.
For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as WERE BAPTIZED INTO CHRIST HAVE PUT ON CHRIST. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; FOR YOU ARE ALL ONE IN CHRIST JESUS. And if you are Christ’s, then YOU ARE ABRAHAM’S SEED, and heirs according to the promise.
Above, we are taught that as we receive Jesus Christ as our Savior we are not only baptized by Him, but we are also literally baptized into Him; and that through this baptism we are one with Abraham’s SEED, Christ, and thus heirs of this Covenant according to God’s promise through Abraham!
(1 Peter 1:22-24)
Since YOU HAVE PURIFIED YOUR SOULS IN OBEYING THE TRUTH THROUGH THE [Holy] SPIRIT IN SINCERE LOVE OF THE BRETHREN, love one another fervently with a PURE HEART, HAVING BEEN BORN AGAIN, not of corruptible SEED but INCORRUPTIBLE [SEED], through the WORD OF GOD WHICH LIVES and abides forever, because “ALL FLESH” is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of the grass. The grass [FLESH] withers, and its flower [man’s glory] falls away… [also see Rev. 19:13]
In order to convert mankind, and thus transform our hearts and minds into God’s nature, a new covenant through the blood, flesh, and the very Spirit of Christ was needed. As God Himself transforms us into His self-sacrificing love, our old nature is replaced by His.
For if that first covenant had been faultless, then no place would have been sought for a second. because finding fault with them, He says: “Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, when I WILL MAKE A NEW COVENANT [thru Christ] with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah [all in Christ] — not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they did not continue in My covenant, and I disregarded them, says the LORD. For this is the covenant [through My Messiah/Christ] that I will make with the house of Israel [and the Gentiles] after those days, says the LORD: I will put My laws [My own ways, will, judgements] IN THEIR MIND AND WRITE THEM ON THEIR HEARTS (see 1 Cor 2:16, Luke 17:21…); and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. None of them shall teach his neighbor, and none his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD,’ for all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them. For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.” In that HE SAYS, “A NEW COVENANT [thru Christ],” He has made the first obsolete. Now what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away.
God’s new covenant with and through Christ is literally held within Christ’s blood, which obviously flows through His flesh.
And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is My [whole] body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” Likewise He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is THE NEW COVENANT IN MY BLOOD [which flows through Christ’s flesh], WHICH IS SHED FOR YOU.”
[The following Podcast is the same as that used for Chapter 2]