Hope Sustains – Purpose Fulfills

From the beginning God, a God of purpose, formed man with a destiny to fulfill God’s purpose. The basis of all God’s creative movements was to make man in His likeness and image. From this creation, God released unto the man an authority to have dominion over God’s creation with instructions to “be fruitful and multiply, fill the earth and subdue it”. Thus, Gods stated purpose with the unchanging hope that He would accomplish and finish all according to that purpose. Therefore, in His purposed time, God planted within that virgin girl a seed of His likeness and image to plant that seed into the souls of man. This seed, planted through man receiving the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, to bring forth a great harvest. In this purpose, God calls and anoints ministry to water the seed until maturity is manifest. This, Paul’s labor was for the purpose as stated in Gal. 4:19, “My little children, for whom I labor in birth again until Christ be formed in you”. This scripture speaks of and refers to an internal reality, a change in character, becoming conformed to the character of Christ in actuality, not merely in semblance.

The truth, when read and received by spiritual hungry men, they find themselves gaining a hope that affects the inner man. Hope gained is that which truth instills within a man, the desire to purify self even as Jesus is pure. I John 3:2-3, “Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as he is pure”. This word “pure” describes a person as clean, modest, undefiled, morally faultless, and without blemish. The Christ in a people has the ability to overcome temptation to remain pure. Hope is present tense while looking to the future, the place wherein perfection experienced becomes the manifestation. These, who hope, point to a people who, through spiritual maturity, while dwelling in the Holy place realm of hope, they begin to know a birthing into the Holy of Holies realm of perfection. Note from Rom. 8:24-25, “For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance”.

Therefore, those Spirit baptized vessels who stand in the Holy place realm of the Feast of Pentecost; this experience becomes hope seen as they exercise in the experience. In this, where do these spirit-filled saints now place their hope? What are they yet waiting for? Allowing the Holy Spirit to complete the sanctifying process within the soul, that is, the first fruits of the Spirit, what comes next? Rom. 8:23, “Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body”. “Redemption” is a release secured by the payment of a ransom, deliverance, a setting free from. The body knowing redemption points to a separation from the fleshly, carnal, fallen man to become a part of the resurrected Christ. This is an adoption as a family member into God’s nature of incorruption and immortality. This speaks of becoming as He is for we now see Him as He is.

Hope then, while looking for fulfillment, looks unto God’s eternal purpose. In knowing that the final experience of the Holy place births the vessel into a separate realm of becoming, this is the realm of fulfillment. Therefore, continual hope produces a certain attitude because of God’s love placed within. Rom. 5:5, “Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts (souls) by the Holy Spirit who was given us”. Hope is not a dream but is an expectation with confidence; it is the earnest expectation of the man in the redemption process. Herein, man rejoices in what he is in Christ until the soul knows sanctification unto a visible manifestation of the Christ from within. Here dwells righteousness, an imputed righteousness that hope lays claim to until hope knows experience unto perfection. Here the law of God’s kingdom, which is His nature, begins to manifest that same nature, and fulfills the laws that flesh, cannot keep. Rom. 8:4, “That the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit”.

The groaning of the Holy place realm continues until hope completes its perfect work within us, God’s purpose calling forth fulfillment. A knowing that the Day of Atonement has come, this day is demanding a release from all the fallen nature and moving into the fullness of God’s purpose. God’s fuller day, a hope for man’s completion is come unto its time of fulfillment. The birthing of the completed man is come, the results of knowing that there is laid up for man a better hope, a permanent dwelling place in God’s Holy of Holies throne-room. Col. 1:5, “Because of the hope which is laid up for you in heaven of which you heard before in the world of the truth of the gospel”. “Heaven” as used here means, “the abode of God and the resurrected saints”. With God dwelling in His temple, His throne-room, who is this temple wherein He sits in His throne-room? I Cor. 3:16, “Do you not know that you are the temple of God and the Spirit of God dwells in you?” (Read Eph. 2:19-22).

Understanding reveals that the Holy place is that realm of hope for better things, it then points to another realm wherein there is laid up for man a better place. This better place, the heavens of God, the Holy of Holies is the righteousness of Christ in man waiting for its birthing. This rebirthing, is the act of responding man in the final sacrifice of self upon the altar of Incense and moves man through the veil of his flesh. The moving altar of Incense sprinkled with Christ blood from the outer court and mixed with the burning incense of praise and worship is a dying to self and knowing a rebirthing unto Gods holiness as it flows from within. That is, the nature of God manifesting through Christ, head and body, unto the entire world. This speaks of God’s kingdom rule established as the results of His presence seen and manifested through this new creation people. (Read Malachi 3:1-18). The Christ is coming to be fully in a people. In His coming in this people, they shall dwell in God’s throne-room righteousness and glory. In God’s throne-room dwells the realm of perfect love to fulfill all hope into the fullness of God’s purpose.

Hope, that which is the catalyst for fulfillment. Hope, that which becomes the anchor of the soul in entering in God’s presence, His throne-room. Heb. 6:18-20, “That by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us. This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the presence behind the veil, where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek”. Herein, man finds a place of refuge in receiving salvation with sins forgiven at the brazen altar (cross) of the outer court through Christ, sacrifice. Not to abide there but to lay hold of the hope set before us, that is the Holy place Feast of Pentecost. The Feast of Pentecost is but a place of transition. That is the progressive place of the sanctification of the soul, from a fallen soul knowing death, to a resurrection into God’s throne-room. This is a moving beyond the realm of hope into that realm of purpose, the fullness of Gods completion of His new creation man. The place of hope causes the eyes to look upon God’s Holy of Holies where we see Christ Jesus, the forerunner of the Melchizedek order of Priest. Christ has walked throughout the realm of man’s soul as His brightness destroys the corruption of darkness in the fallen soul. Herein man experiences a rebirth, a transition from the realm of hope into the fullness of purpose. This is God’s Holy of Holies, the man manifesting the likeness and image of God.

Remember, it is by God’s grace that we become a saved man. God created man; He supplied the needed sacrifice and He finishes His work, completing the man according to purpose. Who is the man that comes to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ? Psalm 1:1-6, “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law (nature) of the Lord, and in His law, he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper. The ungodly are not so, but are like the chaff which the wind drives away. Therefore, the ungodly shall not stand in judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly shall perish”.

In considering Jesus, the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and the fan in His hand, a need to see a passing order is important. A time has come when that which hinders will hinder no more. God, maturing a people from that realm of hope into the fullness of purpose is upon us, because His word has a present-tense fulfillment. Matt. 3:12 shares this truth, “His winnowing fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clean out His threshing floor, and gather His wheat into the barn; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire”. Note the fan in the hand of Jesus that He uses to purge his floor. The fan is a tool used with the wind (Holy Spirit) to separate the wheat from the chaff. Being in His hand (God’s true 5-fold ministers) to purge or clean out His threshing floor. True anointed ministers of God anointed to gather the wheat as God’s fire (Holy Spirit) destroys the chaff. Note, the wheat, and the chaff do not represent the saint and the sinner. The chaff is what the wheat grows from. With the wheat representing the sanctified saint, the chaff must represent the old fallen man. Does not the new grow out of the old with the old being ultimately destroyed when the new man is harvested.

Let us note that the ungodly old man only understands what the natural eyes, ears, nose, mouth, and feelings can advise. Nevertheless, the blessed man hears what the spirit is saying. This new man knows the eyes are seeing, ears are hearing, and the mind knows that the eternal invisible realm of the Spirit is appearing to become the visible kingdom of God. While hope has sustained receiving man, God’s purpose now knows fullness. God’s harvest of wheat, His purpose from the beginning, is now becoming the visible expression of an invisible God.

 

 

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