"We No Longer Know Christ After The Flesh"
"Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: Yes, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now we no longer thus know him." 2 Cor. 5:16.
The Father spoke these words to me some time ago: "If you don't see Jesus in the Spirit, you won't see him." We used to know Him after the flesh man who walked the Judean hill sides, and the streets of Jerusalem. That is seeing Him after the letter. But Jesus did say, "All shall be taught of (by) God. Every man therefore that has heard, and has learned of the Father, comes to me." Jhn. 6:45.
It is the corporate Christ, many brethren that has been fully "formed" in Gal. 4:19 That manifests Father's "express image." Who is Christ Jesus brothers? Those doing the will of the Father, residing in the level He resides in. Jesus said they are His brothers, sisters and mother. Those who reside on mount Zion, their residing place is not a far away planet but a current Spirit habitation. To you the "old heavens passed away."
"The holiest of all was not yet made manifest while the first tabernacle was yet standing." Heb.9: 8.
"He takes away the first that he may establish the second." 10; 19. The old has to be done away for the new to become manifest in fullness. The veil has been rent for Jesus companions to enter the third plane of father manifestation. Beloved, all the sons of God whom Jesus calls His many brethren-they everyone revolves around Himself, the "Firstborn Son," and Father. When Father exalts His firstborn, His body of many members are partakers of His glory. Father "The glory which you have given me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: I in them, and you in me, that they may be made perfect in one..." Jhn. 17: 22, 23. "He that is joined to the Lord is one spirit."
"We know that all things work together to them who are the called according to his purpose." Rom. 8:28. The text tells us that our Father had a purpose in our calling. This purpose goes beyond church order. A Lamb and one hundred and forty four thousand standing upon mount Zion having His Father's name written in their forehead.
"I looked and Lo, a Lamb...(Lambkin-plural word, Concordant literal trans.) stood on mount Sion, having his Father's name written in their foreheads." Rev. 14: 1.
I see this as the "manchild" birthed a full born Son of many members as indicated in a 144. 000. Plus "saviors, deliverers standing on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau. Obadiah last verse. Zion is the redeemed body of Christ who have judged the flesh nature, and dethroned the "beast" and have enthroned the King in their heart! Thus naturing them into the likeness of Father's heart and mind to "deliver creation from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God." Rom. 8:21.
In the Spirit we are already justified by the blood of the Lamb, and have His Father's nature 2 Pet. 1:4, and have been given dominion in virtue of His indwelling us. The Head and His body are inseparably One. "One New Man." Beloved, by the Spirit of faith we are seeing the invisible. "Moses endured as seeing Him who is invisible." Heb. 11. Father is raising up His "Deliverer." Rom. 11:26, 27 "And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, there shall come out of Sion the deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob. For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins."
The Father's deliverer is his Corporate Christ. We share the divine uncreated life of our Father in the Son. It was His intention before the world to not only share His image and likeness, but also His life, His spirit, His mind character and nature. Ephesians 1 gives us insight into 5 spiritual dimensions He shares with His Deliverer: "Mystery of His will," 9 "Wisdom in Him," 17 "The hope of His calling," 18 "Riches of inheritance," 18 "Greatness of His power." 19.
Verse 26 and 27 of Rom.11, does not mean God is raising up the Jewish Israel to be an elite nation to rule the earth. They are to come to Jesus Christ their Messiah individually as we all do. They and we all have equal footing in Christ. "We are the circumcision , which worship God in the Spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh." Phil. 3:3. "For he is not a Jew which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: But he is a Jew, which is inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God." Rom. 2: 28, 29.
Paul wrote in future tense: "There shall come out of Sion the deliverer..." The corporate Son of God is arising with the word of Proclamation of Emancipation to mankind. "So all Israel shall be saved. Not as though the word of God has taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which is of Israel." Rom. 9:6.
The Father told me how Israel stacks up:
There are 3 spiritual planes in Israel.
#1, Israel is every church of believers on every corner and everywhere there are those who believe in His Son.
# 2, Jerusalem (the New) is the next somewhat higher plane.
# 3, Then Zion the city of the great King is a higher spiritual plane than Jerusalem.
You can't get all of Israel into Jerusalem. Nor can you get all of Jerusalem into Zion at one time. Zion is a remnant, and all who are called to Zion minister as "sons of Zadok," who come near to the table of God and personally minister to Him. Ezek. 44.
They wear no garments that cause sweat. In other words, they do not operate in the flesh, only in the Spirit which is Life. No death can enter. This bespeaks, the Body of Christ, overcomers, manchild, one hundred and forty four thousand, sons of God. Zadok is a derivative of the name Melchezedek.
"Neither because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all the children: but in Isaac shall your seed be called. That is, they which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God; but the children of promise are counted for the seed." Rom. 9:7, 8. This is the understanding the Father has shown me of who the promises are, and to whom."Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He says not, and to seeds, as of many, but as of one. And to your Seed, which is Christ." Gal. 3:16.
God called Abraham the father of faith because he believed God and it was counted to him for righteousness. Paul taught that Abraham's "one seed" is Christ, anointed ones-many in One. So you who are manifesting the anointing of His presence are Father's Christ on mount Zion now. God has One Seed, "But to every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, afterwards they that are Christ's (plural) at His coming (presence). 1 Cor. 15: 23.
Jesus Christ was Father's "firstfruit" Anointed One. You who are "baptized into Christ" and in this hour re Christ anointed ones at the Lord's coming. He comes to each believer individually, not to a world wide church collectively as is taught. These things are only seen by revelation of the Holy Spirit.
Yes, Jesus is coming, but this must be understood so that we don't look for Him to appear in the sky at any minute. "And he shall sent Jesus Christ, which before was preached to you: Whom the heavens (invisible realm) must receive until the restitution (restoration) of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began." Acts 3: 20, 21.
Here God is definite about when Jesus comes - appears in bodily form, and that he must remain in the invisible heavens until God's "Restoration of all things" everywhere is fully accomplished. Then Christ Jesus turns back the kingdom to Father, that "God may be in all in all." So every creature of His sees it in reality, and not as a "Casper the friendly ghost" type of thought.
Peter continued teaching there: "For Moses truly said to the fathers, a prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him you shall hear in all things whatsoever he shall say to you. And it shall come to pass, that every soul, which shall not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people." 3;22, 23.
"Destroyed" does not mean annihilation of all consciousness. Though God does have "Hades" and the grave - even a "lake of fire" for purging unto purity until we are in His likeness. There the "resurrection of the just and of the unjust." This destruction (destroyed) gives these souls that have rejected Messiah and then after being "salted with fire" and believe, and confess that Jesus is LORD It gives them pause to consider Him in the light of truth and Spirit. Peter continues: "Yea, and all the prophets have foretold of these days, you are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying to Abraham, and in your seed shall ALL OF The FAMILYS OF THE EARTH BE BLESSED." (my emphasis). Vs 25.
What a promise to everyone of earths inhabitants.
Beloved, Through the Christ Spirit anointing you have become the "Lord's Christ" and heirs in God's promise to Abraham. "If you are Christ's (anointed ones) then you are Abraham's Seed and heirs according to promise." Gal. 3: 29. It is not a mere blood line we follow. Jesus gave us spiritual life. his blood was taken to heaven and into Father's true holiest place for all. It flowed through no one else's veins. Christ's Spirit lives in us as our life. Blood lines are invalid as to the church, the Body of Christ.
I got an article last week written by a Rabbi, a Jewish scholar giving some history of the Jerusalem church in the first 3 centuries AD. James, the brother of Jesus was head of the Jerusalem church. Gal. 1:19, Acts 12:17, 15: 13. In Acts, James, the son of Zebedee, the brother of John was martyred in Acts 12.1, 2 AD 44. He was the first of the 12 to be martyred. The Rabbi's writing told of how the Jerusalem church had held the blood line of Jesus family to the year 318, And they excommunicated the Roman church in 3:18. Both groups were full of hogwash! This is the same with political Israel today, their blood line won't hack it. Since Paul the apostle of the Gentiles, all come to God the same way. Acts 4:12.
On the day of Jesus resurrection He appeared to two who had walked with Him in His flesh body. "Jesus himself drew near (the 2 believers walking), and went with them. But their eyes were holden that they should not know him." when they came to their residence "They constrained him, saying, Abide with us for it is toward evening, and the day is spent, and he went in to tarry with them. And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread and blessed it and broke, and gave them. And their eyes were opened, and they knew them, and he vanished out of their sight." Luke 24: 16, 29-31. Mark says in these words: Christ, "Appeared in ANOTHER FORM to two of them, as they walked and went into the country." 16:12.
Beloved, Christ is appearing in "another form" today! Appearing in His 'many brethren,' and with the coming of His Spirit in us, the reign of the Father began in our lives. Our union with Him is unique, for in Christ, by union with Him in His death, and resurrection, the Spirit joined our spirit to Himself. Thus we are spirit - non physical, though living in a physical tabernacle. 2 cor. 5: 1. Also, "You are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so the Spirit of God dwell in you."
His "appearing in another form" goes under many aliases. The incarnate Christ body is here walking in shoe leather, as He spoke to me. The "prophet" that Moses said was to come is here in you and I today. Deut. 18:15, 18, Acts 3: 22.
The pressing need of the hour is that each member of His body come to know His purpose and intention of living unto the Head. Father is searching His family's hearts to instill in them that eagerness to live unto Him rather than their own ambitions. He will use whatever means necessary to convey that desire and love for Him to make His chosen willing to be thrilled of the glory our Head receives and will receive. He is worthy of all praise! Yet there is a transcendence in the glory of coming into the fullness of sonship. it is our One Teacher, Christ indwelling us whom the Father has deemed responsible and well able to teach and lead us into full consciousness of "full age" without lack for throneship.
"For the body is one, and has many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: So also is Christ" (one body). "For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we are Jews or Gentiles, whether we are in bonds or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. For the body is not one member but many." 1 Cor. 12: 12-14.
Christ is Father's corporate Son. The sons of God are the "little flock" to whom Father has given His kingdom. Luke 12: 32. The prophet that Moses foretold that God was going to raise up is Father's Christ, the corporate Son of whom Jesus Christ is Head and has "preeminence." Christ is the perfect sacrifice of willing obedience has "perfected forever those whom He has sanctified through His precious blood, and by opening the way, the "new and living way," through His flesh into the "holiest of all." Heb. 10: 9-20. Through the Christ Spirit anointing you have become Father's Christ and "heirs" in God's promise to Abraham!
All who share in the Holiest of holies, Melchezedek order of priests have an "altar" in the holiest of holies whereof they have no authority to (eat of this meat) who serve the tabernacle. Heb. 13:10. Again all who share this holy of holies are the "fathers who have known Him who is from the beginning." 1 Jhn. 2:14. Father calls these overcomers collectively His Son. Rev. 21:8.
"In my Father's house are many mansions." Jhn. 14: 2. You who are Christ, the corporate Sons are the house! The mansions comprise each believer individually. Father came with Christ Jesus and took His abode in us. verse 23. "Abode" is the same word translated mansion in verse 3.
"Why do the nations rage and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bonds asunder, and tear their restraining bands apart, and let us cast their shackles from us...I have indeed set my King upon Zion, my holy mountain. I will declare the decree: The Lord said to me, You are my Son; this day have I begotten you. Ask of me and I will make the nations your inheritance, and the ends of the earth for your possession." Ps. 2: 1-8.
Jesus is Lord! Where and who is His anointed? Paul says, "We speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory." Our Father had us enwrapped in Himself before the eons, and made us participants in His royal Melchesedek priest king ministry.
The seventh angel (messenger) sounded; and there were great voices (mature) in heaven saying, The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdom of our Lord and His Christ." Rev. 11:15. Jesus is Lord, and you who are Christed, whom Christ is "formed" in Gal. 4:19, He contains a multitude in Himself and is still One!
"Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious ointment (anointing) upon the head, that ran down the beard, even Aaron's beard (the high priest): that went to the skirts of his garments (the whole body); As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion! For there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore." Ps. 133: 1-3.
This Psalm symbolizes Jesus Christ our High priest and Head anointed without measure. The precious anointing (ointment) upon Christ our High priest after the Order of Melchezedek. The ointment on the head that ran down upon the beard (depicting maturity, fullness), flowing unto the neck, shoulders, then the rest of the body to the legs, feet and toes. The anointing runs over into all Christ's many members. That anointing is "Christ our Life" who resides in us. "Of his fullness have we all received, and grace for grace" (favor upon favor). Jhn. 1: 16.
A brother living in a city south of Fresno CA, called and told me of a vision he had of Jesus resurrection from the dead. He told me that he had never understood anything about
Jesus resurrection , but it became a reality to him. When the vision lifted, he said the Lord spoke to him, saying, "That was you who you saw being resurrected." The brother was real excited about such a consciousness of this newness of life and his identity now in Christ.
If we don't know our identity and who we are in Father's family, we can many times live in the error of thinking we are a sinner, and even lost. Such is preached by religion all over the world today. Such keeps the believer's conscious of sin, rather than conscious of Christ and who they are in him.
Beloved, when you are "born again...of the incorruptible Seed, the Word of God...1 Pet. 1: 23 you rise out of the old body of death into one "eternal in the heavens." "To Abraham and his seed were the promises made."
Brother Arnold J. Bush told me: "At the present time there is no great prophets such as Samuel, Elijah, Isaiah, Daniel etc. He said the prophets of Islam are calling our bluff, and in the world there is no answer. And today it will take more than just a powerless verbal profession. God requires holiness. " He said, The early church was not one of pacifism but confrontation. The apostles confronted everything that opposes holiness." WOW! Arnold was the messenger that burned the light of sonship and the Body of Christ into my spirit (and many others at the same time), beginning in Oakland CA, in 1962. He was a voice in the wilderness from the latter Rain movement of the 1948, to 1955. He had an anointing that gainsayers feared.
There were some Greeks of those gone up, that they might worship during the feast. These came to Philip...and asked him..Sir we wish to see Jesus. Philip tells Andrew; Andrew and Philip came and tell Jesus. And Jesus answers them, The hour is come that the Son of man may be glorified. Indeed, I assure you, if the grain of wheat falling into the ground should not die, it remains alone; but if it die, it bears much fruit." Jhn. 12: 20, 24. Emphatic Diaglott. The NIV gives it this way: "Unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds."
That Seed, incorruptible Seed, Christ the word, 2000 years ago from the cross fell into the earth, dying and rose bearing myriads of seed, a harvest of "many sons" from His one Seed. "Every eye shall see Him," in His many membered Body. And the anointing manifestation and authority of the "Firstborn Son" must include His latter born brethren. "The works that I do shall you do also, and greater works shall you do because I go to the Father." Not just "powerless verbal profession." "You are no longer servants but sons, and if sons then heirs, heirs of God through Christ." Being born again is to find the Son in us, having the consciousness of the Son in our spirit. He is our Teacher, indwelling anointing!
Below if a poem the Lord gave me in 1971. Scott
"MUST We Expect The Lord To Come That Way?"
Did you expect the ground to rend asunder?
Were you expecting lightning , hail and thunder?
Have you looked up to the skies
With beclouded eyes?
Did you expect the Lord to come that way?
Once He came and they laid Him in a manger.
He came unto His own, but remained a stranger.
Though some still looked for the King
They never heard the angels sing,
They didn't expect the Lord to come that way.
None could desire Him, for He had no beauty.
It then became their strict religious duty,
Because His life they could not see,
To nail and hang Him on a tree.
How could they expect the Lord to come that way?
That age is over; a new one is beginning.
It's time for the next appearing without sinning.
If He comes in robes of flesh
And riding on a lowly ass,
Would you expect the Lord to come that way?
Be careful, then, just how you judge another,
For Christ may come to you just as a brother.
He is Zion's incognito King
Whose coming will salvation bring
To those who expect the Lord to come that way.
All flesh is not the same," Our Lord has taught us.
For when that sonship comes, which He has bought us,
He's a man within a man,
A living word beyond time's span.
We MUST expect the Lord to come that way,
Yes, we MUST expect the Lord to come that way,
For the Lord will surely, surely come that way
In the sons of God today!
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