(1) THE GLORY OF OUR LORD HAS RISEN UPON US
Though God’s Covenant is with all mankind, one must accept Jesus’s sacrifice as their own; everyone must receive Christ as their Savior in order to begin their true Spiritual transformation. No one can say that Christ is Lord except by the Holy Spirit; but as this occurs one must open up and receive God’s fullness and their new Spiritual heart, nature, completion, and transformation. Our marriage and life with Christ is Eternal, and nothing but His, God’s one nature is acceptable within God’s Eternal Kingdom. Only Christ, through His HOLY Spirit can bring mankind’s Transformation and Transfiguration into completion.
As for Me,” says the LORD [God Almighty], “THIS IS MY COVENANT with them: MY SPIRIT WHO IS UPON YOU, and MY WORDS WHICH I HAVE PUT [past tense] IN YOUR MOUTH, shall not depart from your mouth, nor from the mouth of your descendants, nor from the mouth of your descendants’ descendants,” says the LORD, “from this time AND FOREVERMORE.” ARISE, SHINE; FOR YOUR LIGHT [God’s Glory] HAS COME!
THE GLORY OF THE LORD IS RISEN UPON YOU.
For behold, THE DARKNESS SHALL COVER THE EARTH, AND DEEP DARKNESS THE PEOPLE; BUT THE LORD WILL ARISE UPON YOU, and HIS GLORY WILL BE SEEN UPON YOU [all of God’s people; not just Israel]. The Gentiles [all unsaved; mankind; ALL FLESH] SHALL COME TO YOUR LIGHT [God’s Glory upon you], and kings to THE BRIGHTNESS OF YOUR RISING. “Lift up your eyes all around, and see: THEY ALL GATHER TOGETHER, THEY COME TO YOU; Your sons shall come from afar, and your daughters shall be nursed [fed by God] at your side. THEN YOU SHALL SEE AND BECOME RADIANT, AND YOUR HEART SHALL SWELL WITH JOY.
Isaiah 59, above, says that “darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people… BUT THE LORD WILL ARISE UPON YOU, and HIS GLORY WILL BE SEEN UPON YOU.” There are many other scriptures similar to Isaiah 59 that speak of a time when God’s people will, by God’s Will, be separated Spiritually (and most likely physically) from those who are not saved: those who prefer to live as Gentiles (unsaved). They prefer satan’s darkness to Christ’s light (ie Matt 25:31-46).
Isaiah continues speaking to us with regards to our New Covenant through Christ. Miracle of miracles, God promises that we will have a new covenant through His Holy Spirit, and that through His Spirit HIS [God’s] OWN GLORY WILL RISE AND BE SEEN UPON US. He also promises that the UNSAVED [mankind] WILL COME TO THE BRIGHTNESS OF OUR RISING.”
The New Covenant was given to us through Christ, and the Light seen upon us is the Glory of God. In today’s Revelation, God promised us that this very thing would manifest during our Wedding Ceremony as we Christians are taken from “ALL FLESH” into “ONE FLESH” WITH OUR Husband, Jesus Christ, who is our Sacrificial Lamb.
Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary defines “New Covenant” as: “The new agreement God has made WITH MANKIND, based on the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The concept of a new covenant originated with the promise of the prophet Jeremiah that God would accomplish for His people what the old covenant had failed to do (Jer 31:31). UNDER THIS NEW COVENANT, GOD WOULD WRITE HIS LAW ON HUMAN HEARTS. This promised action suggested A NEW LEVEL OF OBEDIENCE, A NEW KNOWLEDGE OF THE LORD, AND NEW FORGIVENESS OF SIN.
The New Testament, which itself means “NEW COVENANT,” interprets the work of Jesus Christ as bringing this promised NEW COVENANT into being. In Luke 22:20, when Jesus ate the Passover meal at the Last Supper with His disciples, He spoke of the cup as THE NEW COVENANT IN MY BLOOD.” (also see 1 Cor 11:25)
But the Epistle to the Hebrews gives the new covenant more attention than any other book in the New Testament. It includes a quotation of the entire passage from Jer 31:31-34 (Heb 8:8-12; also Heb 10:16-17). Jesus is also referred to by the writer of Hebrews as “the Mediator [go between] of the new covenant” (Heb 9:15; Heb 12:24). The new covenant, a “better covenant… ESTABLISHED ON BETTER PROMISES” (Heb 8:6), rests directly on the sacrificial work of Christ, according to Hebrews. The new covenant accomplished what the old could not: REMOVAL OF SIN AND CLEANSING OF THE CONSCIENCE (Heb 10:2, Heb 10:22). The work of Jesus Christ on the cross thus makes the old covenant “obsolete” (Heb 8:13) and fulfills the promise of [God through] the prophet Jeremiah [also see Jer 31:31-34].” (from Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary…)
(2) WE ARE GIVEN A NEW HEART AND ONE FLESH:
January 28, “My Bride, My Wife, Our Guests” (copied from the daily devotional “In Christ’s Love Letters”), God said the following: “Together we have created a New Life. This New Life, though conceived, will not be delivered into an evil world. Though the fetus of Eternal Life has been formed in the belly of the Bride, the Wife, saith the Lord, the Eternal Life is delivered as a present to the Bride at the Wedding Supper.”
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[NEW REVELATION: On February 3, 2017 God said to me/us, “Upon your wedding to Christ THERE WILL BE A COMPLETED MANIFESTATION OF CHRIST’S NEW HEART, His [One] FLESH, WITHIN AND THROUGH EACH MEMBER WITHIN HIS ONE BODY. This has been an ongoing process, and it will be completed as He is wed to His Wife; and as His Wife, His One Church is married to Him in all of His GLORY and PERFECTION.”
The following is taken from our article: “All Souls Are In The Blood, Including Christ’s” (With Biblical Proof).
(Isaiah 53:10-12) “When You make His [Jesus Christ’s] SOUL [HEART/MIND] an [blood] offering for sin, he shall see His Seed, He shall prolong His days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in His hand. He shall see the labor of His SOUL [HEART/MIND], and be satisfied. By His KNOWLEDGE My righteous Servant shall justify many, for He shall bear their iniquities… because He poured out His SOUL [HEART/MIND within His Blood] unto death…”
The word translated as ‘SOUL’ in Isaiah 53, above, is the Hebrew word ‘NEPHESH’. Strong’s Concordance of the Bible defines this Old Testament word as, “a breathing creature, i.e. ANIMAL of vitality”.
Vine’s Expository Dictionary of Biblical Words defines “SOUL” (‘nephesh’) as: SOUL; SELF; Life; Person; HEART.”
“Unger’s Bible Dictionary says the SOUL “may indicate not only the entire INNER NATURE of man, but also his entire personality, i.e., all that pertains to the person of man”
Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary tells us , “The word soul also refers to the inner life of man, the seat of his emotions, and the center of human personality. The first use of the word soul in the Old Testament expresses this meaning: “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being (soul)” <Gen. 2:7>….”
Jesus LITERALLY POURS Out His SOUL [heart/mind] – How?
“For the LIFE OF THE FLESH IS IN THE BLOOD, and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls [heart/mind]; FOR IT IS THE [sacrificial] BLOOD THAT MAKES ATONEMENT FOR THE SOUL [HEART/MIND].” (Lev 17:11; NKJ)
The Atonement for the SOUL requires the shedding of Blood because the SOUL [HEART/MIND] is in the Blood!” (see Genesis 9:4; Lev 17:10-14; Deut 12:23-24) For lots more information, read this MUST SEE: “All Souls Are In The Blood, Including Christ’s” (With Biblical Proof).]
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Because we discussed our new hearts in Chapter 3, we only touch on this here. Obviously, we receive our new heart, the heart of Christ, within us through the new Covenant spoken of above.
Every Child of God must partner with Him in order to see the internal transformation of their heart. Our transformation manifests through God’s continuous feeding, teaching, nurturing, training, and the very love of God in us and through us. God will definitely cause His own heart, nature, and character, thus Christ’s very image to LIVE within each of us and all of us as one; He does this as He leads us into our NEW Eternal Nature and Life (see Matt 22:1-14; Matt 25:31-46). It is absolutely necessary that one have their heart transformed in order to enter and live within God’s Eternal Kingdom and Covenant: a Covenant based on changing mankind’s fallen nature into Christ’s nature of compassion and love.
Again, our Father has both told and shown me that Jesus was given His Father’s one Spiritual heart even before His physical birth. In fact, God has confirmed many times that Jesus Christ now shares His heart (the one heart of His Father) with us (see Ezekiel 11:19-20). We all, including Christ, share the one Spiritual heart of God our Father. God is one and all in all (see Eph 1:22-23; 1 Cor 15:28; Mark 12:29; Gal 3:20; Eph 1:22-23).] OUR NEW “ONE FLESH” HEART UNIFIES US WITHIN CHRIST’S ONE SPIRITUAL BODY (see Zeph 3:9; Acts 1:12-14; Acts 2:2-4; Acts 2:46-47; Acts 2:23-24; Phil 2:2-4).
(3) GOD AND HIS GLORY ARE ONE
“The sun shall no longer be your light by day, nor for brightness shall the moon give light to you; but THE LORD WILL BE TO YOU AN EVERLASTING LIGHT, AND YOUR GOD OF GLORY. Your sun shall no longer go down, nor shall your moon withdraw itself;
FOR THE LORD WILL BE YOUR EVERLASTING LIGHT, and the days of your mourning shall be ended. Also YOUR PEOPLE SHALL ALL BE RIGHTEOUS; they shall inherit the land forever, the branch of My planting, the work of My hands, THAT I [your Father] MAY BE GLORIFIED.
During our Wedding we will be absorbed into Christ and Christ’s ONE BODY of Believers: ONE FLESH, and ONE HEART. Our transformation will be completed through the indwelling of God’s Holy Spirit. We will become His glorious Church, His glorified Wife without spot or wrinkle; we will literally be as Christ is in every way. We will be covered in God’s GLORY through this NEW COVENANT and NEW LIVING WAY.
For the earth will be filled with the KNOWLEDGE OF THE GLORY OF THE LORD…
For the LORD has built up Zion [Jerusalem; New Jerusalem];
HE HAS APPEARED IN HIS GLORY.
God Speaks To Us About His Glory:
The following is three excerpts from “Christ’s Prophetic Love Letters To His Children”, one of our two daily devotionals. “Glory” is mentioned 128 times in this devotional.
“November 28, All Will Stare Into The Face Of God.”
“…GOD’S GLORY COMES FROM WITHIN GOD; IT MANIFESTS, CHANGES, AND TRANSFORMS ALL WHO ENTER INTO HIM…”
December 5 “My Rose Garden And The Latter Day Rain”
“…As this newness of Christ fills the earth, Mine remain hidden in the Spiritual mist of Christ. Each rose [members within Christ and His Wife] is received within this new moisture. This gentle, but very powerful mist is the “unspeakable [inexpressible] Words [Christ’s Testimony] of indescribable joy” once spoken only in heaven (see 2 Cor 12:2-4). This indescribable joy is not the result of the Words formed within and through your mouths; THEY [the Words] ARE THE VERY GLORY OF GOD. THIS GLORY COMES AS MY SPIRIT SPEAKS FROM WITHIN YOUR NEW HEART, AND THROUGH YOUR HEART(S) TO OTHERS…”
December 22 “This Season”
“…This know, My Little Ones: During this season, Christ, your King, IS THE GLORY UPON ALL. THIS LIGHT, that now begins to fill the earth, is the antidote against that which captured, and held captive both mankind and all the earth. THIS GLORY LEADS TO ETERNAL GLORIFICATION and brings both peace and balance. IT IS THE LOVE OF GOD THAT CONQUERS MEN, WOMEN, AND CHILDREN (see Rom. 5:5). Once experienced, this eternal love, that does not [just] pacify [quell the anger, agitation, or excitement of], BRINGS ALL OF MANKIND INTO MY ETERNAL LIGHT AND LOVE… Bathe in this Grace [the Divine influence upon your heart, and its reflection in the life; including gratitude and praise] as it BRINGS ONLY MY LIGHT AND GLORY TO MY EARTH, Amen Amen and again Amen…”
(4) CHRIST IS IN THE LIKENESS, IMAGE, AND GLORY OF GOD OUR FATHER
(2 Corinthians 4:3-6)
But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the GLORY OF CHRIST, WHO IS THE IMAGE OF GOD [His Father], should shine on them [as it does us]. For we do not preach ourselves, but [we preach] Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your bondservants for Jesus’ sake. For IT IS THE GOD [our Father] WHO COMMANDED LIGHT [Jesus] TO SHINE OUT OF DARKNESS, WHO HAS SHONE IN OUR HEARTS TO GIVE THE LIGHT OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE GLORY OF GOD IN THE FACE OF JESUS CHRIST.
(2 Peter 1:17-18)
For HE [Jesus] RECEIVED FROM GOD THE FATHER honor and GLORY WHEN SUCH A VOICE [God’s] CAME TO HIM FROM THE EXCELLENT GLORY:
“This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”
Praise God for making this teaching so very clear for us! God’s Glorification is the last step in our transformation, and of course our transfiguration. What is the difference between “Transformation” and “Transfiguration”?
Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, led them up on a high mountain by themselves; and He was TRANSFIGURED [revealed; His true nature is/was revealed] before them. HIS FACE SHONE like the sun, and HIS CLOTHES BECAME AS WHITE AS THE LIGHT [Glory] (also see Exodus 34:29-35)… While he was still speaking, behold, a BRIGHT CLOUD OVERSHADOWED them; and suddenly a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. HEAR HIM!”
(The following s copied from https://entangledstates.org/2013/08/06/transfiguration-not-transformation/) by Nicholas Kinsely
“Transfiguration, not Transformation
Transfiguration does not mean the same thing as the word Transformation. Transformation implies a remaking of the nature of a person or object. Transfiguration implies a revelation of the true nature.
Jesus is not transformed on the Mount that day. He doesn’t go up the mountain like some sort of caterpillar, to wrap himself in a cocoon and emerge as a glorious butterfly, full of light and beauty. That is what happens at the Resurrection event, but not here, not today.”
[Mt. Of Transfiguration & Our Wedding Ceremony:] “What happens here [at the Mt. of Transfiguration] is that JESUS STANDS REVEALED. IT IS AS IF A MASK IS TAKEN AWAY FROM HIS FACE, and the disciples are granted a vision of who he really is [in nature], as God the Father sees him, [knows Him], and loves him…”
As we enter the Presence of God on our Wedding Day we will see Him, we will see His Face; we will KNOW Him as He is truly is. This is not a fleeting knowledge; this knowledge is ETERNAL.
(The following is copied from https://pioneernt.wordpress.com/2011/03/17/word-study-97-transfiguration-transformation-change/ (no author’s name given)
“TRANSFIGURATION, TRANSFORMATION, CHANGE
“…[Transformed] The word used by both Matthew and Mark is metamorphoo, whose noun form, transliterated, is recognized by every grade-school science student as “metamorphosis” – what happens when the caterpillar they have carefully fed with leaves, and watched as it spun its cocoon, emerges to their wonder and delight as a beautiful butterfly. It’s still the same critter – but it has been transformed into its intended, mature destiny.
How very beautifully that all fits together! Especially in the light added by Luke. Only he, who does not use metamorphoo at all, says anything about the topic of Jesus’ conversation with Moses and Elijah: his [Jesus’] “departure” (exodos) – yes, the same word as “Exodus”– that was about to be “completed” (… to complete or to fulfill). This has been traditionally interpreted as a reference to Jesus’ death: but L/S lists no classical references to death for exodos. Only “GOING OUT, OR THE MARCHING FORTH OF A PROCESSION OR A MILITARY EXPEDITION” ARE MENTIONED. The word occurs only here, in Heb.11:22 (of the historical exodus), and II Pet.1:15, of which the traditional interpretation is also open to question, due to Peter’s subsequent reference to the same event (vv.16-18) as a REVELATION OF JESUS’ GLORY. I take this to be another of many signposts in the direction of seeing JESUS AS FOCUSED UPON HIS ULTIMATE DEFEAT NOT ONLY OF DEATH, BUT OF ALL FORCES OF EVIL, WHICH IS/WAS HIS OWN MATURE DESTINY, RATHER THAN THE TRADITIONAL NOTIONS OF “SACRIFICE” (W.S. #95). HE WAS DEPARTING FOR THE ULTIMATE “EXPEDITION” – AND CONQUERED GLORIOUSLY!
The English word “transform” also represents another Greek word, metaschematizo, used only five times, which, besides describing a change in a person or thing (L/S), as in Phil.3:21 – “HE (Jesus) WILL TRANSFORM OUR BODY TO BE LIKE HIS…”
You may have noticed that all of these references refer to A MAJOR ALTERATION IN THE NATURE, LIFE, AND BEHAVIOR OF INDIVIDUALS OR GROUPS – all, that is, except the two instances that initiated this investigation: the use of metamorphoo in the three disciples’ experience with Jesus. Did Jesus himself somehow “change,” there on the mountain? He needed no “transformation” to become what God intended, ALTHOUGH Heb.2:10, 5:9, 7:28 DO SPEAK OF HIS “MATURING” (W.S.#13).
I think the key to the discrepancy here may be in Jesus’ charge to his awe-struck companions (Mt.17:9), “Don’t tell anyone the vision (horama)” until after the resurrection. Horama is used 11 times in the New Testament, all but this one in Acts (9:10, 9:12, 10:3, 10:17, 11:5, 12:9, 16:9, 16:10, 18:9) – and ALL ARE REFERRING TO A SUPERNATURAL EXPERIENCE IMPARTING INFORMATION OR INSTRUCTIONS NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY OTHER WAY. I think Peter must have understood it this way, from his comment in II Pet.1:16-18. He asserts that they were privileged to be “EYEWITNESSES OF HIS MAGNIFIGANCE [glory]”. JESUS DID NOT CHANGE. HIS TRUE IDENTITY WAS SUPERNATURALLY REVEALED TO THEM …. And THIS REVELATION, WHETHER BY VISION OR SOME OTHER MEANS, IS THE BEGINNING OF THE TRANSFORMATION OF ALL WHO CHOOSE TO FOLLOW HIM.
“And we all, with faces that have been uncovered, reflecting the Lord’s own radiance, ARE BEING TRANSFORMED [metamorphosed!] INTO HIS IMAGE, FROM GLORY TO GLORY, ACCORDING TO THE PATTERN OF THE LORD’S SPIRIT” (II Cor.3:18). Every verb form is in the present tense. IT IS CONTINUOUSLY HAPPENING, FROM THE BEGINNING OF ONE’S “TURNING TO THE LORD” (v.16)…”
Please notice that in John 17:1-26 below, we are taught that there is more to ETERNAL life than just verbally receiving Christ Jesus as our Savior. Jesus is teaching us that we enter into, and become one with ETERNAL LIFE when we intimately know God Almighty our Father AND Jesus Christ!
Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said: “Father, the hour has come. GLORIFY YOUR SON THAT YOUR SON ALSO MAY GLORIFY YOU, as You have given Him AUTHORITY OVER ALL FLESH, THAT HE SHOULD GIVE ETERNAL LIFE to as many as You have given Him. And THIS IS ETERNAL LIFE, THAT THEY MAY KNOW YOU, THE ONLY TRUE GOD, and JESUS CHRIST whom You have sent. I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do. (5) And now, O FATHER, GLORIFY ME TOGETHER WITH YOURSELF, WITH THE GLORY WHICH I HAD WITH YOU BEFORE THE WORLD WAS.
“I have manifested Your name to the men whom You have given Me OUT OF THE WORLD. They were Yours, You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word. Now they have known that all things which You have given Me are from You. For I have given to them the words which You have given Me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came forth from You; and they have believed that You sent Me.
“I pray for them. I DO NOT PRAY FOR THE WORLD but for those whom You have given Me, for they are Yours. (10) AND ALL MINE ARE YOURS, AND YOURS ARE MINE, AND I AM GLORIFIED IN THEM. Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We are. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in Your name. Those whom You gave Me I have kept; and none of them is lost except the son of perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled. But now I come to You, and these things I speak in the world [ruled by satan], so that they may have My joy fulfilled in themselves. I have given them Your word; and THE WORLD HAS HATED THEM BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT OF THE WORLD, JUST AS I AM NOT OF THE WORLD. I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. SANCTIFY [separate] THEM BY YOUR TRUTH. YOUR WORD IS THE TRUTH. As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. And for their sake I sanctify Myself, THAT THEY ALSO MAY BE SANCTIFIED BY THE TRUTH.
“I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will 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. And THE GLORY WHICH YOU GAVE ME I HAVE GIVEN THEM, THAT THEY MAY BE ONE JUST AS WE ARE ONE: I IN THEM, AND YOU IN ME; THAT THEY MAY BE MADE PERFECT IN ONE, and [so] that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have [and do] LOVED THEM AS YOU HAVE LOVED ME.
“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. O righteous Father! The world has not known You, but I have known You; and these have known that You sent Me. And I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it [thru them], THAT THE LOVE WITH WHICH YOU LOVED ME MAY BE IN THEM, and I in them.”
We sometimes wonder where our power to heal the sick, raise the dead, witness to the world so that they “may believe” is. Please notice that Jesus answers these questions for us, saying, “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. And THE GLORY WHICH YOU GAVE ME I HAVE GIVEN THEM, THAT THEY MAY BE ONE JUST AS WE ARE ONE: I IN THEM, AND YOU IN ME; THAT THEY MAY BE MADE PERFECT IN ONE, and [so] that the world may know that You have sent Me…”
Obviously, we must become ONE Body with God/Christ/Holy Spirit and each other in order to reach “PERFECTION.”
In John 17:20-26, above, Jesus states: “ALL MINE ARE YOURS [His Father’s], AND YOURS ARE MINE, AND I AM GLORIFIED IN THEM [God’s people].” Jesus also prays a powerful summation of His intent, which is obviously in one accord and agreement with His Father’s.
In verse 5 above, Jesus prays that His Father GLORIFY Him (Jesus) with Himself (His Father): “… O FATHER, GLORIFY ME TOGETHER WITH YOURSELF, WITH THE GLORY WHICH I HAD WITH YOU BEFORE THE WORLD WAS [before I was born on earth].” In this we can clearly picture God our Father giving/manifesting His own GLORY within Christ. Our Father’s GLORY is not transferred from Himself to Jesus Christ; our Father’s GLORY is shared with Christ. It expands out toward Jesus, covers Him, and lives within Him.
(5) CHRIST’S ONE BODY, WIFE, and CHURCH WILL BE COMPLETELY UNIFIED AND GLORIFIED THROUGH GOD’S HOLY SPIRIT
(I copied the following excerpt from “What Happened To The Church Established By Christ And His Apostles?” By Victor Beshir)
“The church lived as one church with one faith, one baptism (Eph 4:5), common dogmas, and very closed rituals throughout the whole world for about five centuries. There were no denominations or sects in the Christian church. Churches at that time were named after a few big cities in the world not because of differences in faith, but merely to make administration of the churches achievable.
The sad division between the churches took place in year 451 AD in the Chalcedon Council…” [END EXCERPT]
On our Wedding Day, if not before, we will become ONE GLORIFIED Body (with Christ and our Father through the Holy Spirit). Are we willing to obey our Lord Jesus Christ’s Will and wishes, and walk as He walked?
Therefore I [Paul] also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and YOUR LOVE FOR ALL THE SAINTS, do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, THE FATHER OF GLORY, MAY GIVE TO YOU THE [Holy] SPIRIT of WISDOM AND REVELATION IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF HIM, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, WHAT ARE THE RICHES OF THE GLORY OF HIS INHERITANCE IN [ALL] THE SAINTS, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe… (also see Isa 11:1-5)
Ephesians, above, states that our Father of Glory gives us the indwelling of His Holy Spirit of wisdom and revelation so that we KNOW God our Father and Jesus Christ. John 17:3 taught us that to intimately know God our Father, the only true God, and Jesus Christ IS TO KNOW AND HAVE ETERNAL LIFE.
Notice that in Ephesians 1:15-19, above, God’s riches are within God’s GLORY “IN THE SAINTS.” As the Saints are unified and brought together in Christ’s ONE Body (membership) the GLORY of God’s riches within Christ, who is our inheritance, is revealed to all.
(Ephesians 1:22 thru 2:10)
And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him [Jesus] to be HEAD OVER ALL THINGS TO THE CHURCH, WHICH IS HIS BODY, THE FULLNESS OF HIM WHO FILLS ALL IN ALL. And you HE MADE ALIVE, WHO WERE DEAD in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air [satan], the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in THE LUSTS OF OUR [old ALL] FLESH, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and WERE BY NATURE CHILDREN OF WRATH, just as the others.
But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were DEAD IN TRESPASSES, MADE US ALIVE TOGETHER WITH CHRIST (by GRACE [God’s Divine influence in our heart] YOU HAVE BEEN SAVED), and RAISED US UP TOGETHER, AND MADE US SIT TOGETHER IN HEAVENLY PLACES IN CHRIST JESUS, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His Grace [God’s Divine influence in our heart] in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by Grace [God’s Divine influence in our heart] you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast [brag about yourself]. For we are His workmanship, CREATED IN CHRIST JESUS for good works, which GOD PREPARED BEFOREHAND THAT WE SHOULD WALK IN THEM.
We are taught in Ephesians 1, above, that our Salvation, though given through Christ’s sacrifice and resurrection, is manifested only through a change within our individual heart(s). This changes us from who we used to be, to who God is causing us to be; and comes only through Grace [the Divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life; including gratitude].
In Ephesians 1, above, Paul also said in Ephesians 1, above, that we have already been lifted up TOGETHER and that we were made to sit TOGETHER in Heavenly places IN [not with] Christ Jesus. It is as we become one with Christ, and thus all of our brothers and sisters (other members within Christ’s ONE Body) that we are “made alive”).
Notice that God changes our hearts through Grace. This is so that we can, and will be lifted up together, and MADE/caused by God to sit together within Christ’s ONE Body, Church/Wife.
Again, just as God breathed into Adam and he became a living Being, the Holy Spirit of Christ/God will breathe into Christ’s SPIRITUAL Church and she will become UNIFIED, covered, and filled with God’s GLORY: a NEW CREATION WITHIN THE GLORY OF CHRIST. Though we have seen the Hly Spirit breathe into God’s creation in this way previously on earth, we have NEVER seen Him in this coming magnitude before!
Jesus asked/prayed in John 17:5: “O Father, GLORIFY ME TOGETHER WITH YOURSELF …” As we, Christ’s Wife and one Spiritual Church become one with Jesus, we are given OUR FATHER’S GLORY through Jesus our Husband; we will be GLORIFIED as He is and was. In fact, Romans 8:16-17 teaches: “The [Holy] Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs — HEIRS OF GOD AND JOINT HEIRS WITH CHRIST, if indeed we suffer with Him, THAT WE MAY ALSO BE GLORIFIED TOGETHER.
1 Peter 5:10-11 then goes on to say, “And, after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all GRACE [God’s Divine influence on your heart] who called you to HIS ETERNAL GLORY BY CHRIST WILL HIMSELF PERFECT, ESTABLISH, STRENGTHEN, AND SETTLE YOU.” Thank You, Father!
But he [Stephen], being FULL OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, GAZED INTO THE GLORY OF GOD, AND JESUS standing at the right hand of God.
The internal dwelling of the Holy Spirit is necessary in order to see God’s glory now and eternally. It is God’s Holy Spirit that brings us into Christ’s One Spiritual Body and Eternal Unification. Both are necessary for your marriage to Christ. Remember always that this is God Almighty’s unification. The Bible teaches us that in the end times the Anti-Christ will have a unified false, or anti-Christ Church (Church against Christ).
(6) WE ARE RAISED FROM THE DUST INTO GOD’S ETERNAL AND SPIRITUAL GLORY~
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. For WHOM HE FOREKNEW, HE ALSO PREDESTINED TO BE CONFIRMED TO THE IMAGE OF HIS SON, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, THESE HE ALSO GLORIFIED.
Below, please notice God’s progression forward for both our sake and the sake of all mankind. Men, women, and children who are not at present saved, will be raised from the dust of the earth and transformed into Christ’s GLORIOUS ONE BODY.
And the Word [Christ] became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His GLORY, the GLORY as of the only begotten of the Father, FULL OF GRACE [the Divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life; including gratitude] and TRUTH. John bore witness of Him and cried out, saying, “This was He of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me is preferred before me, for He was before me.'” And OF HIS FULLNESS WE HAVE ALL RECEIVED, AND GRACE [God’s Divine influence on your heart…] FOR GRACE [more Divine influence upon the heart…]. For the law was given through Moses, BUT GRACE [the Divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life; including gratitude] and TRUTH CAME THROUGH JESUS CHRIST.
The acceptance of God’s Truth and not our own interpretation of God’s Truth, changes our hearts.
For His Children’s sake, and for the sake of all mankind God has given us Grace equal to Christ’s in its magnitude; this change is more obvious in God’s people in this generation; and especially within the last five to seven years (see Eph 1:3-6),. Why? He is manifesting and completing His own heart within each individual. He is doing this now so that Christ’s ONE Body (with many members) can and will be unified through the internal dwelling of His Holy Spirit on our Wedding Day and throughout eternity, Amen Amen and again Amen. Remember that God’s pure love is the only nature acceptable in heaven.
(2 Thessalonians 2:14)
And it was for this He called you through our gospel, THAT YOU MAY GAIN THE GLORY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.
We have been saved from our fallen Being of ALL FLESH, our fallen spirit, heart, image, substance, and nature through God’s loving Grace, His “… Divine influence upon our heart, and its reflection in our lives…” We have truly been saved from our OLD SELF: old heart, nature etc.
(2 Corinthians 4:13 thru 5:5)
And since we have the same Spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed and therefore I spoke,” we also believe and therefore speak, knowing that He who raised up the Lord Jesus WILL ALSO RAISE US UP WITH JESUS, AND WILL PRESENT US WITH YOU [to our Father]. For all things are for your sake, THAT GRACE [the Divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in your life; including gratitude, [and praise], HAVING SPREAD THROUGH MANY [not all], MAY CAUSE THANKSGIVING TO ABOUND TO THE GLORY OF GOD.
Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward [physical] man is perishing, YET THE INWARD [spirit] MAN IS BEING RENEWED DAY BY DAY. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and ETERNAL WEIGHT OF GLORY, while we do not look at the [physical] things which are seen [in the physical], but at the [Spiritual] things which are not seen [thru physical eyes]. For the things which are seen [in the physical] are temporary, but the things which are not seen [physically] ARE ETERNAL.
For we know that if our earthly house [ALL FLESH body], THIS TENT, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be CLOTHED WITH OUR HABITATION [who is Christ] WHICH IS FROM HEAVEN, if indeed, having been clothed, we shall not be found naked. For we who are in this tent [ALL FLESH] groan, being burdened, not because we want to be unclothed, BUT FURTHER CLOTHED [with our habitation from heaven: Christ], that mortality [the death of mortal physical bodies] may be swallowed up by [ETERNAL] life. Now He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, WHO ALSO HAS GIVEN US THE [Holy] SPIRIT AS A GUARANTEE [of our new ONE FLESH and resurrection with Jesus Christ].
In 2 Corinthians, above, Paul said, “the inward man, OUR SPIRIT, is being renewed day by day.” In Chapter 1 we read scripture after scripture teaching us that our God is the “THE GOD OF THE SPIRITS [inward man] of ALL FLESH.”
Brethren, join in following my example, and note those who so walk, as you have us [Apostles, disciples] for a pattern. For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: whose end is destruction, whose god is their belly [earthly things], and whose glory is in their shame — WHO SET THEIR MIND ON EARTHLY THINGS. FOR OUR CITIZENSHIP IS IN HEAVEN, from which we also
eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, WHO WILL TRANSFORM OUR LOWLY [individual] BODY THAT IT MAY BE CONFORMED [jointly formed] TO HIS [very apparent] GLORIOUS [one unified] BODY, according to the working by which HE IS ABLE TO SUBDUE [subordinate] ALL THINGS TO HIMSELF [make all things, including us, subordinate to Himself].
(2 Thessalonians 1:10)
…WHEN HE COMES, in that Day, TO BE GLORIFIED IN HIS SAINTS and to be admired among all those who believe, because our testimony among you was believed.
(2 Corinthians 3:16-18)
Nevertheless when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now THE LORD IS THE SPIRIT; and WHERE THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS THERE IS (1)LIBERTY. But we all, with unveiled face, BEHOLDING as in a mirror THE GLORY OF THE LORD, are BEING TRANSFORMED [our nature is being remade by God] INTO THE SAME IMAGE [nature] FROM GLORY TO GLORY, just as BY THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD.
2 Corinthians, above, also says that “we will bear the IMAGE of Jesus Christ, the HEAVENLY MAN.” Here we find the true definition of the Salvation that we have been given. We have truly received SALVATION from our “SELF” (self-righteousness, self-indulgence, self-conceit, selfishness…) through God’s Grace within our new heart.
[1 Corinthians 15:42-57)
So also is the resurrection of the dead. Our body is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption. It is sown in dishonor, IT IS RAISED IN GLORY. It is sown in weakness, it is raised in power. IT IS SOWN A NATURAL [physical; ALL FLESH] BODY, IT IS RAISED A SPIRITUAL BODY. There is a natural [ALL FLESH; physical] body, and THERE IS A SPIRITUAL BODY [of ONE FLESH HEART with Christ our Husband]. And so it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being.” The last Adam [Christ] BECAME A LIFE-GIVING SPIRIT.
However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural [physical], and afterward the spiritual. The first man [Adam] was of the earth, MADE OF DUST; THE SECOND MAN IS THE LORD FROM HEAVEN. AS WAS THE MAN OF DUST [ALL FLESH], SO ALSO ARE THOSE WHO ARE MADE OF DUST; and AS IS THE HEAVENLY MAN [Jesus Christ], SO ALSO ARE THOSE WHO ARE HEAVENLY. And AS WE HAVE BORNE THE IMAGE OF THE MAN OF DUST, WE SHALL ALSO BEAR THE IMAGE OF THE HEAVENLY MAN [Jesus Christ].
Now this I say, brethren, that FLESH AND BLOOD CANNOT INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD; nor does corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I TELL YOU A MYSTERY: WE WILL NOT ALL SLEEP [physically die], BUT WE SHALL ALL BE CHANGED — IN A MOMENT, IN THE TWINKLING OF AN EYE, AT THE (*)LAST TRUMPET [7th Trumpet]. FOR THE TRUMPET WILL SOUND, AND THE [physically] DEAD WILL BE RAISED INCORRUPTIBLE, and WE SHALL BE CHANGED. FOR THIS CORRUPTIBLE MUST PUT ON INCORRUPTION [Christ’s ONE FLESH WITHIN His ONE BODY of many members], and THIS MORTAL MUST PUT ON IMMORTALITY. So WHEN THIS CORRUPTIBLE HAS PUT ON INCORRUPTION, AND THIS MORTAL HAS PUT ON IMMORTALITY THEN SHALL BE BROUGHT TO PASS THE SAYING THAT IS WRITTEN: “DEATH IS SWALLOWED UP IN VICTORY [there is no death within Christ’s one Body/NEW ONE FLESH].”“O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory?” The STING OF DEATH IS SIN, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
(*) “LAST TRUMPET:” The 7th Trumpet, or last Trumpet appears in the Bible in Revelation 10:5-7 and again in Rev 11:15-19; basically this is two chapters after the 6th Trumpet is blown in Rev 8:1 thru Rev 9:21. The first 6 trumpets appear one right after the other; then 2 chapters are skipped and the 7th trumpet and its events are revealed in Revelation 10:5-7 and Revelation 11:15-19 (see both scriptures below).
The angel whom I saw standing on the sea and on the land raised up his hand to heaven and swore by Him who lives forever and ever, who created heaven and the things that are in it, the earth and the things that are in it, and the sea and the things that are in it, THAT THERE SHOULD BE DELAY NO LONGER, BUT IN THE DAYS OF THE SOUNDING OF THE SEVENTH ANGEL [with SEVENTH TRUMPET], WHEN HE IS ABOUT TO SOUND, the MYSTERY OF GOD WOULD BE FINISHED, as He declared to His servants the prophets.
Then THE SEVENTH ANGEL SOUNDED [the Seventh Trumpet]: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “THE KINGDOMS OF THIS WORLD HAVE BECOME THE KINGDOMS OF OUR LORD AND OF HIS CHRIST, and He shall reign forever and ever!” And the twenty-four elders who sat before God on their thrones fell on their faces and worshiped God, saying:
“We give You thanks, O Lord God Almighty, The One who is and who was and who is to come, because You have taken Your great power and reigned. The nations were angry, and YOUR WRATH HAS COME, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged,And THAT YOU SHOULD REWARD YOUR SERVNTS THE PROPHETS AND THE SAINTS
And those who fear Your name, small and great, and should destroy those who destroy the earth.”THEN THE TEMPLE OF GOD WAS OPENED IN HEAVEN, and the ark of HIS COVENANT WAS SEEN IN HIS TEMPLE. And there were lightnings, noises, thunderings, an earthquake, and great hail.
The first 6 Trumpets give us a vision of God’s anger toward the world; but the 7th Trumpet reveals, what I believe to be, more specifics about our wedding and the previous statements made in 1 Corinthians 15:42-57 above: “I TELL YOU A MYSTERY: WE WILL NOT ALL SLEEP [physically die], BUT WE SHALL ALL BE CHANGED [joined with Christ and taken from our old fallen ALL FLESH into Christ’s ONE FLESH] — IN A MOMENT, IN THE TWINKLING OF AN EYE, AT THE (*)LAST TRUMPET [7th Trumpet]. FOR THE TRUMPET WILL SOUND, AND THE [physically] DEAD WILL BE RAISED INCORRUPTIBLE, and WE SHALL BE CHANGED [joined as ONE with Christ]. FOR THIS CORRUPTIBLE MUST PUT ON INCORRUPTION [Christ’s ONE FLESH], and THIS MORTAL MUST PUT ON IMMORTALITY. So WHEN THIS CORRUPTIBLE HAS PUT ON INCORRUPTION, AND THIS MORTAL HAS PUT ON IMMORTALITY THEN SHALL BE BROUGHT TO PASS THE SAYING THAT IS WRITTEN: “DEATH IS SWALLOWED UP IN VICTORY.”
In Chapter 1 of today’s Revelation, we were told that “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 [ONE] 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).”
(7) DEATH IS SWALLOWED UP IN CHRIST AND HIS ONE FLESH
And He [God] will destroy on this mountain [Mt. Zion] the surface of the covering [death] cast over ALL [FLESH/people/mankind], and the VEIL [death] THAT IS SPREAD OVER ALL NATIONS. HE WILL SWALLOW UP DEATH FOREVER, and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all face(s); the rebuke of His people He will take away from ALL the earth; for the Lord has spoken. And it will be said in that day: “Behold, this is our God; we have waited for Him, and He will save us [GAVE US SALVATION]. This is the Lord; we have waited for Him; we will be glad and REJOICE IN HIS SALVATION…
According to 2 Corinthians 5:4, below, “death” is swallowed up by Eternal Life, Christ Jesus and God our Father.
(2 Corinthians 5:4)
For indeed while we are in this tent, we groan, being burdened, because we do not want to be unclothed but to be clothed, SO THAT WHAT IS MORTAL IS SWALLOWED UP BY [Eternal] LIFE.
We Awaken In God’s Image
I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up in my flesh what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ, for the sake of His body, which is the church, of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God which was given to me for you, to fulfill the Word of God, the mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints. To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: WHICH IS CHRIST IN YOU, THE HOPE OF GLORY.
And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings, saying, “Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns! Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for THE MARRIAGE OF THE LAMB HAS COME, and HIS WIFE HAS MADE HERSELF READY.” And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is THE RIGHTEOUS ACTS OF THE SAINTS. Then he said to me, “Write: ‘BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO ARE CALLED TO THE MARRIAGE SUPPER OF THE LAMB!’”
In Revelation 19:6-9, above, the Wife (you/us), has made herself ready in the RIGHTEOUS ACTS OF THE SAINTS.
Many of those who sleep in the dust of the ground WILL AWAKE, THESE TO EVERLASTING LIFE, but the others to disgrace and everlasting contempt. THOSE WHO HAVE INSIGHT WILL SHINE BRIGHTLY LIKE THE BRIGHTNESS OF THE EXPANSE OF HEAVEN, and THOSE WHO LEAD THE MANY TO RIGHTEOUSNESS, LIKE THE STARS FOREVER AND EVER. NASU
Above, Daniel 12:1-3 tells us that “those who lead the many to RIGHTEOUSNESS will shine like stars FOREVER AND EVER! I think it is safe to say that Christ’s Wife, because she has made herself ready in the RIGHTEOUS ACTS of the SAINTS, will assist God/Christ in leading the “many” into Christ’s RIGHTEOUSNESS; and she will shine like the stars FOREVER AND EVER.
God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has IN THESE LAST DAYS SPOKEN TO US BY HIS SON, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; WHO BEING HE BRIGHTNESS OF HIS GLORY AND EXPRESS IMAGE [the exact copy, likeness, nature, representation, substance] OF HIS [Father’s] PERSON, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high…
Hebrews 1:1-3, above, states that Christ is the express IMAGE, EXACT COPY, LIKENESS, NATURE, REPRESENTATION, and SUBSTANCE of God our Father.
Below, in Psalms 17:15, David tells us that as we “SEE GOD’S FACE IN RIGHTEOUSNESS” WE AWAKEN IN GOD’S, AND THEREFORE CHRIST’S IMAGE, EXACT COPY, LIKENESS, NATURE, REPRESENTATION, and SUBSTANCE.
As for me, I WILL SEE YOUR [Almighty God’s] FACE IN RIGHTEOUSNESS;
I SHALL BE SATISFIED WHEN [because] I AWAKE IN YOUR LIKENESS.
Again, David, above, stated that “I WILL SEE YOUR FACE IN RIGHTEOUSNESS and then I SHALL BE SATISFIED WHEN [because] I AWAKE IN YOUR LIKENESS [exact copy, likeness, nature, representation, substance, and image].
Christ’s one Body, Wife, and Church is unified and prepared for their Wedding Day though the RIGHTEOUS ACTS OF THE SAINTS: Her sisters and brothers within Christ (Rev 19:6-9). In fact, the Wife is free to enter into the Holy of Holies and Her Glorious Wedding Covenant through Christ and His RIGHTEOUSNESS (Rev 19). As she awakens to her new Eternal Life, she is able to see God’s Face (both Christ’s and God our Father’s) clearly for the first time.
Because we are awakened, we no longer see as in a mirror, but clearly (see 1 Cor 13:11-12 below). We stand in God’s and Christ’s Presence and clearly see their Face(s); thus we become God’s/Christ’s EXACT IMAGE, COPY, LIKENESS, NATURE, REPRESENTATION, and SUBSTANCE. Praise our Holy and Loving God.
(1 Corinthians 13:11-12)
When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For NOW WE SEE IN A MIRROR, BUT THEN FACE [God’s Face] to FACE [your face]. Now I know in part, but then I SHALL KNOW JUST AS I ALSO AM KNOWN.
Paul said above, that “For now I see in a mirror, dimly, but then FACE [God’s Face] to FACE [your face]. Now I know in part, but then I SHALL KNOW [God/Christ/Holy Spirit] JUST AS I AM KNOWN [by God].”
Ephesians 1:15-19 taught us that through God’s Holy Spirit we are GIVEN Godly wisdom and revelation so that we KNOW God our Father and Jesus Christ. John 17:3 taught us that to intimately know God our Father, the only true God, and Jesus Christ is to KNOW and have Eternal Life.
Genesis 1:26-27 tells us that before our fall, “…God [our Father] said, “LET US MAKE MAN IN OUR IMAGE, according to OUR likeness… So GOD CREATED MAN[KIND] IN HIS OWN IMAGE; IN THE IMAGE OF GOD HE CREATED HIM; male and female He created them.” Obviously, God’s own image consisted of multiple members. Perhaps God was speaking of only the Trinity, or perhaps He was speaking of the Trinity plus other Spirit filled beings in heaven.
Through God’s final covenant with Jesus Christ, the Heavenly Man, is Father, we will all be unified and glorified as His Wife and as ONE with Him: as members within His One Body. We are, and will be transformed far above God’s original, and now fallen creation; we are becoming, and will continue to be the exact copy, likeness, nature, representation, substance, and image of our ONE UNIFIED GOD (Mal 2:10; Eph 4:4-6; 1 Tim 4-6).
Jesus Christ prayed in John 17: “I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word [Testimony; Word]; 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 THEY MAY BE ONE JUST AS WE ARE ONE: I IN THEM, AND YOU IN ME; THAT THEY MAY BE MADE PERFECT [UNIFIED] IN ONE.
As we read all the Chapters in today’s Revelation from God, we have seen His miraculous plan unfold in scripture after scripture. We know that we bore the image of Adam, the man of dust (as all mankind does), and that we will NOW bear the IMAGE [the exact copy, likeness, nature, representation, substance] of God’s PERFECTED, GLORIFIED RESURRECTED HEAVENLY MAN, Jesus Christ!
On our Wedding day we will REMEMBER our Passover Lamb, Christ, and all that He has done for us: just as we do now. However, Jesus Christ has promised that He will drink “the fruit of the vine” together with us on our Wedding Day (for the first time since His resurrection).
Just as Israel was liberated and protected from death the night of the first Passover in Egypt, we will become both liberated and protected within our Wedding Covenant (also see Matt 22:1-14). God’s Communion Covenant with us sets us free from the wrath of God: which is promised to God’s enemies (see Rom 5:8-10).
In this New Covenant, shed in Christ’s blood and His New ONE RESURRECTED FLESH, we become totally one with Jesus Christ, totally His in all manner for the first time. We will be liberated once and for all from all the old: DEATH, sin, sickness etc.
Today, God is not allowing us to back-slide, or go back into God’s original man of dust, Adam; we are being lifted from Adam’s ALL FLESH heart into God’s and Christ’s ONE FLESH HEART: the Heavenly image, the exact copy, likeness, nature, representation, substance of Christ. The final manifestation of our GLORIOUS transformation and transfiguration will appear as we are joined in Christ’s ONE UNIFIED BODY, Church/Congregation, and WIFE.
As we compare the “image” in Genesis, above, to “THE IMAGE OF THE HEAVENLY MAN” in 1 Corinthians, also above, we quickly realize that we are, even now, bearing witness to God’s promised new beginning: the newness of Christ. Christ is God’s NEW Beginning, the newness of God in all: the Alpha and Omega, and God’s promise fulfilled. This is what we all wait for (see Rev 1:8; Rev 21:6-7; Rev 22:12)!
Mankind’s many years of transformation will climax as all members within Jesus Christ’s ONE BODY are joined within His resurrected ONE FLESH through God’s Eternal and Holy Covenant and Wedding. Christ’s new Covenant, and our wedding to Christ joins all members within Christ’s Wife (Spiritual Church) with Christ, and completes us as promised.
For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, FROM WHOM THE WHOLE FAMILY IN HEAVEN AND EARTH IS NAMED, that He would grant you, ACCORDING TO THE RICHES OF HIS GLORY, to be strengthened with might THROUGH HIS SPIRIT IN HIS INNER MAN, THAT CHRIST MAY DWELL IN YOUR HEARTS through faith; that you, BEING ROOTED AND GROUNDED IN LOVE, may be able to comprehend WITH ALL THE SAINTS what is the width and length and depth and height — TO KNOW THE LOVE OF CHRIST WHICH PASSES KNOWLEDGE; THAT YOU MAY BE FILLED WITH ALL THE FULLNESS OF GOD [our Father].
Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, PREPARED AS A BRIDE ADORNED FOR HER HUSBAND. And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “BEHOLD, THE TABERNACLE [containing the Holy of Holies] OF GOD IS WITH MEN, AND HE WILL DWELL WITH THEM, and they shall be His people. GOD HIMSELF WILL BE WITH THEM AND BE THEIR GOD. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; THERE SHALL BE NO MORE DEATH, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for [because] the former things have passed away.”
Then He who sat on the throne said, “BEHOLD I MAKE ALL THINGS NEW.” And He said to me [John], “Write, for these words are true and faithful.” And He said to me, “IT IS DONE! I AM THE ALPHA AND THE OMEGA, THE BEGINNING AND THE END…
(January 18, 2018): With regards to our Wedding, God said, “It will be very soon now. Do NOT give up Hope, My Blessed Ones. Christ comes soon, as promised.”