Day of Christ

The Day of Christ begins with the appearing (the epiphaneia) and kingdom (basileia ) of Jesus Christ (2 Tim.4:1) and the blazing forth of the glory of the great God, even our Savior Jesus Christ (Titus 2:13). This is when the hope of the calling of the Mystery is realized. This is when our faith gives way to sight. This is the next event on God's prophetic clock. This is when Christ Jesus, in His role as the Head of the high calling, convenes [calls into session] His Ecclesia (Church) which is His Body. As the Great Convoker, He, alone, calls His Ecclesia into session. This marks His assumption of sovereignty over the nations. Those who have been memberd into “the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” will either be raised out from among the dead, or will be changed from mortal to immortal, and will take their place, or station, in His Government. Concurrently with the many events taking place when Christ Jesus assumes sovereignty over mankind and the nations, the Holy Spirit (the Comforter) will actively and aggressively restrain evil (John 16:7-13). People who sin will die for their own sin (Jer. 31:30). The Spirit will hinder transgressions because man’s conscience will have been quickened (made alive). The Day of Christ is synonymous with all of the above, including the Kingdom of God, and comes before the tribulation and the second coming (Parousia) of Christ. During the Day of Christ, heaven and earth will be governed by Christ Jesus from His heavenly Throne. This dispensation is set in contrast to the Millennium or the Day of the Lord. To say the two are the same is to say that “one-plus-one equals one.” Most all Christians realize that the Day of the Lord (i.e. the Tribulation and the Millennium) begins with revolution, bloodshed and violence which will be an unprecedented event in all of human history. The Old Testament has a lot to say about this Day—the Day of the LORD. Isaiah speaks about the Lord's imposition upon the world of His Millennial Rule; “For, behold, the LORD will come with fire, and with His chariots like a whirlwind, to render His anger with wrath, and His rebuke with flames of fire. For by fire and by His sword will the Lord plead with all flesh: and the slain of the Lord will be many” (Isa. 66:15-16). Psalm 50:3 says; "Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: A fire shall devour before Him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about Him." Psalm 97:3; “A fire goeth before Him, and burneth up His enemies round about.” These verses relate to Jesus Christ Personally returning to earth to put an end to the nation’s revolt against His Rule from heaven (2 Thess. 2:1-12). When the Kingdom of God comes to Israel, it comes silently, “without observation” (Lu.17:22). It will not come suddenly or dramatically. Its’ coming is likened; “as if a man should cast seed into the ground; And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how. For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear” (Mk. 4:26-28). When the Kingdom comes, it comes without calamity with no harm being done to anyone. Notice a much overlooked passage; “He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear His voice in the streets. A bruised reed shall He not break, and smoking flax shall He not quench, till He send forth judgment unto victory” (Matt.12:19-20). Matthew quotes from Isaiah 42:1-4 which informs us that the Kingdom (i.e God’s Government) begins with the Gentile nations. Israel will not be a nation at this time. They will still be scattered, or dispersed, among the nations. While ruling over the nations, the Lord begins His work of re-gathering the Jews. Over time, He leads them back to the Promised Land ─as believers. No unbelieving Jew will be brought back to Palestine; no, not one! The unbelieving will remain scattered among the nations. [This brings up the question; ‘What about the Israel that now is?’ All we’ll say for now is; the present Israel is not of God’s doing. When He brings them back, there will be no disputes regarding borders or whose land it is]. “And I will purge out from among you the rebels, and them that transgress against me: I will bring them forth out of the country where they sojourn, and they shall not enter into the land of Israel: and ye shall know that I am the LORD” (Ezk.20:38). If words have any meaning, then we must conclude that something begins silently, mysteriously, without observation, without strife, without Christ being heard, and without damage being inflicted. On the other hand, something else begins (i.e. the Lord’s Day) with a colossal display of vengeance, wrath, and cataclysmic punishment which will be openly displayed. It is a contradiction to insist that the two descriptions relate to the beginning of the same event. In plainer words, the Prophetic Word informs us that there is coming the Day of Christ which is another term for the coming Kingdom of God. We are met with a non-Scriptural term, The Millennium, which relates to the 1000 year reign of Christ upon the earth. The Biblical term for this is the Day of the Lord. It is essential to distinguish between the two. The Holy Spirit does. We should do so, also. If we force all truths connected to the Day of Christ into the Day of the Lord, the result is utter confusion. Not only that, but we rob the Lord Jesus Christ of His Day of Exaltation. During the Day of Christ, He will draw, or compel, all men unto Himself. He will be exalted from the earth as every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that He is Lord to the Glory of God the Father. His Day begins with His “appearing and Kingdom,” and He begins to judge the quick and the dead. (2 Tim.4:1). This is when the glory of the great God, even Jesus Christ our Savior, blazes forth (Titus 2:13). Isaiah speaks of this event in 40:5; “And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together” and at the same time. What is seen is the glory of the LORD, not the LORD descending from Heaven; to this, Numbers 14:21 agrees; “But truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD.” When the Kingdom comes, “the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters covers the sea” (Hab.2:14). The Psalmist says; “And blessed be His glorious Name forever: and let the whole earth be filled with His glory” (72:19). The world will experience the revealing of His Glory without Christ Jesus leaving His Heavenly Throne. The shining forth of the glory of God takes place before the Day of the LORD. It is noted in Isaiah's vision that the seraphim see Christ's Day and say; “Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of Hosts: the earth is full of His glory.” During the Day of Christ, the “times of refreshing comes from the presence of the LORD.” All things are rejuvenated while the Heavens retain Christ (Acts 3:19-21). The pristine, pre-Noah flood conditions will be re-created (Isa. 65:17; 66:22). When the Day of Christ begins, all of mankind will be enlightened by the Holy Spirit and realize that Jesus Christ is LORD! Christ will begin His benevolent rule of the world. Then, He will begin converting His ancient people, Israel. Read Ezekiel 20:23-33, and notice how the Lord begins a work in their hearts and will lead them back into the Holy Land as a Christ-believing people. As the Day of Christ draws to a close, the restraints of the Spirit are gradually withdrawn.

Monday, February 10, 2014

The Unsearchable Riches of God

The Unsearchable Riches of God

Jesus Christ, during His ministry on earth, once told some people
He had much to tell them- but they were not ready to hear it.
I believe that same truth fits for most believers in the Son of God today. Christ Jesus still has much to say to His believers, but they are not yet ready. Why, you might say!?  Because they, for the most part, are lovers of this world and it's ways and lovers of fun more then they are lovers of TRUTH.
Believer in the Son of God....
Christ Jesus knew you before the foundation of the ages. He knew everything about you before you ever were born. He knew just who would be hungry to know more about God, once they were told about Him enough for them to believe He is REAL. He also knew who would be rapped up in this life more then they would seek out the heavenly things. For those that are hungry for more then milk, for those who want answers to questions ministers around them in orthodox Christendom refuse to answer, God predestined to offer to you the ability to read and believe about a wonderful calling, to serve God in a Glorious way before the foundation of the age. Before even the foundation of the World as firstborn inheritors He predestined some as His Sons who will appear with Him in Glory ! When He is made manifest in Glory you will be also. This GREAT EVENT Is part of a great Mystery that has been Hid in God for all these thousands of years. It is referred to as "the unsearchable riches of God" and Scripture says if you died with Christ and were buried with Him and raised to His Right Hand with Him, that you are to seek those things that are of heaven and not those things down here of the earth.
If you are one of those God has called to this wonderful glorious heavenly calling, then God knew before the foundation of the ages if it would strike any interest in you OR NOT..... If you are curious and do have some unexplained interest in what I am talking about, then listen to the following link. Come with all those before you who "Accept God's High Calling" to know and grow more about Him and your future DESTINY..... or just forget what you must think is foolishness,
and go about your worldly business. You will not loose your Salvation, but you will be ashamed for throwing this Glorious Opportunity away just like ESAW threw away His birthright for a bowl of lukewarm portage.
You can read the book of John and it becomes apparent that it was written
to Gentiles, not Jews. It is easy to determine that because the writer over and over again describes terms that would not have been necessary if he had been addressing Jews. Terms like explaining this was the "Passover of the Jews", and other terms that would not have been necessary to explain to Jews.

Ephesians - Part 16
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The lesson on February 9, 2014 was part 16 of the "Ephesians" study. The lesson started with a review of previous material and looked at chapter 3, verse 9 in the context of fellowship. The best way to look at fellowship is to look at all the words which comes from the translation of Greek word "κοινωνία". Communion, contribution, distribution, communication and fellowship are come from this Greek word. If you are not in fellowship with common causes, you will not be able to contribute in building something together. PAul is the one that is teaching the unsearchable riches of Christ to demonstrate the manifold wisdom of God to the principalities and powers by the church! The church is the instrument by which God is using to instruct this group in the heavens about his wisdom! The main issue for this lesson is to learn how groups of Christians have certain callings and inheritance. You may be a Christian having heard the gospel of your salvation, but they may not have heard the gospel of the unsearchable riches of Christ, so they will not receive the inheritance of this gospel. Christians may have heard of this gospel and rejected it. We should not be upset because we are only to be faithful to share and teach this gospel to build a fellowship. You can only build fellowship where there is an agreement. They are still Christians so the Lord may have another purpose for them. The scripture reading was from Matthew 22: 1-10 KJV "1 And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said, 2 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, 3 And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come. 4 Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage. 5 But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise: 6 And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them. 7 But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. 8 Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy. 9 Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage. 10 So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests."

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