The present day movement around the throne-room of God is the results of a time and season that has come upon His people. This movement is one that is completing the purification process that is finding its completion in a people. That is, a coming forth of a certain people whom, through complete humility, have yielded to God’s progressive work of sanctifying that people. Therefore, we speak of a certain people manifesting the time of completion, which manifest that which is perfect. 1 Cor. 13:9-10, “For we know [by experience] in part [from God], and we prophesy in part [from God]. But when that which is perfect [reached its end, completion and initiated] is come, then that which is in part shall be done away [brought to naught].” A declaration from a faithful God concerning a definite change in the manifestation of that portion He reveals. Thus, a manifesting of God through a certain people according to that which He has imparted and is now initiating through His people, which is the increase, the appearing of His first-fruits harvest.
1 Peter 2:9-10 declares an agreement concerning this certain people, “But you are a chosen generation [race], a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people [God’s possession or acquisition – Read Eph. 1:14], that you should show forth the praises [virtues] of Him who hath called you out of [the world and lesser in-part order] darkness into [reaching the goal] His marvelous light: which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God; which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.” With the true church being spiritual Israel, the sons of Abraham, those who have accepted the finished work of Christ on the cross, they are now His chosen ones with a designated purpose. These, picked out from a larger group for special services are the believers and recipients of God’s favor through the election by God’s grace. “Grace” is not freedom given to continue sinning but rather an impartation from God to help the receiver overcome the sin nature.
Becoming a “royal priesthood” speaks of a redeemed people becoming ones with a kingly nature. A nature resurrected after the nature of Christ and one rooted in God. This speaks of deliverance through the blood of the Lamb with the promise of dominion unto completion, a growing in God’s kingdom authority while it purifies and keeps a people humble before their King Jesus Christ. Rev. 1:5-6, “And from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead [dead bodies or corpses in the grave], and the Prince of the kings of the earth. Unto Him that loved us, and washed us from our sins [a past failing to hit the mark] in His own blood, and hath made us kings and priests unto God and His Father; to Him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.”
“Kings and priests”, are a standing in God that gives perspective on this peoples authority and duty. This also speaks of effectively advancing as kings into the kingdom of God. This places a race of people, the reborn in spirit, soul and body, into God’s delegated authority that extends and administrates the power of His ruler-ship. As priests, the mission is to attend God’s purpose faithfully. This is the authority of Christ within the believer in standing before Gods throne, worshiping the Lamb and exalting Him in praise, which increases the eternal kingdom.
Today’s throne-room movement is now bringing forth an increased manifestation as the results of that which God is now bringing forth. This movement is resulting in a people receiving and becoming a people likened unto Jesus who came forth as the Word made flesh. John 1:4 also points to a people born again, who have become God’s first-fruits, His body upon the earth. “And the Word was made [became] flesh [a new expression of His being], and dwelt [tabernacled] among us, and we beheld His glory [Shekinah], the glory as the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” First, the great need, the need that humanity has for a Savior. A Savior that once received, He progressively purifies and changes the receiver until achieving God’s perfect purpose. Here the work of the Holy Spirit within yielded vessels continues until completion. Completion is resulted through the work of God within as humility receives, obeys and releases its completed work.
Let us take note of one of the visions seen by Zechariah that portrays for us a type that points also to the cleansing and completion of that which God has purposed for today. The season and time upon us is releasing a movement within God’s throne-room and is bringing forth His purposed purification. Does not God’s Word declare that the kingdom of God is within? Where is God’s throne-room concerning the man, but God within His kingdom that is within the receiving man? These are God’s kingdom of priest made ready and released to rule under God in the establishing of His eternal kingdom. This kingdom first established within the individual vessel who will then reach out to humanity throughout the earth, even unto the eternal ages.
From Zechariah, the prophet used by God for the purpose of restoration during the time when captive Israel was returning to the land promised by God. In this, let us consider that God’s High Priest for Israel at that time of restoration was Joshua, whose name means “the anointed saviour”. Joshua, who is the son of Josedech, a name from the Hebrew that means, “Jehovah is righteous”. This depicts for today’s saints another time of restoration and points to another manifestation of a priesthood that shall know the completion of God’s purpose in restoring His creation. In this, let us consider the season humanity is in today. Just where are God’s people of today in the timing of God’s eternal plan?
Hosea 6:1-2 speaks to us of such a season as promised from God concerning His time of restoration. “Come, and let us return unto the Lord: for He hath torn, and He will heal us; He hath smitten, and He will bind us up. After two days [with 1 day = 1000 years, the two days point to 2000 years from Christ sacrifice] will He revive [bring us back to true life] us: in the third day [now a people are moving into the third 1000 year day from the sacrifice] He will raise us up, and we shall live [a life of resurrection] in His sight.” This scripture points to God’s new creation people who resemble the resurrection of Jesus the Messiah. This scripture also draws attention to the standing forth of God’s kingdom of priest as they stand before Him in His throne-room (God’s place of power and authority) to complete God’s time of transforming His priests.
In considering again Joshua the high priest, Zechariah reveals for creation the events are happening in this our season, our time of being restored. As priest with purpose, God is finding for Himself a willing people as He finishes up and completes in them the fullness of Jesus’ sacrifice, a sacrifice made available when He declared, “it is finished”. John 19:30, “When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, He said, it is finished: and He bowed His head, and gave up the ghost [moved back into the God-head order].” Again, when considering our season in God, a currant event which He has released and is finishing, is the completion of His purpose as Zechariah 2:13 – 3:1-3 speaks, “Be silent, all flesh, before the Lord: for He is raised up out of His holy habitation [the true saints are His habitation]. And he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan [the accuser] standing at his right hand to resist him [to be his adversary]. And the Lord said to Satan, the Lord rebuke thee O Satan; even the Lord that hath chosen Jerusalem [the saints] rebukes thee: is not this a branch plucked out of the fire? Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments [sin nature], and stood before the angel.” While qualifying and standing before God incomplete, God was with Joshua is now accomplishing today that final change, His first-fruits.
Note the pre-existing condition as to the results of a natural birthing with a sin nature, but one that has entered into the sanctifying processes of God. These ones know the washing from the influence of that sin nature. Ones that humble and submit to the finishing work of the Holy Spirit to incorporate fully the finished work made available through Jesus Christ and His sacrifice. The promise given is that which appropriates the fullness of restoration made available to the saints when Jesus said, “it is finished”. Isa. 4:2-4, “In that day shall the Branch of the Lord be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth [the first fruits of Christ] shall be excellent and comely for them that are escaped [delivered from corruption] of Israel. And it shall come to pass, that he that is left in Zion [God’s dwelling place in earth within man], and he that remaineth in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, even every one that is written among the living [destined for a life in Christ] in Jerusalem: when the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged [cast out] the blood [guilty mind-set of the sin nature] of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit [blast] of judgment, and by the spirit [blast] of fire [that which purifies].” With this appearing, we see the manifesting of Christ through His branch when He has total rulership within the vessels over all the sin nature, a nature that has lost its power and authority.
God’s Holy Spirit has prevailed; He has taken control over the yielded vessel to know ascension as they stand in the presence of God’s throne-room for their final change. This depicts the present tense activity of God in preparing to present His priestly remnant before all creation. Zechariah 3:4-5, “And He [the Lord] answered and spoke unto those that stood by [the ministering spirits] that stood before him, saying, take away the filthy [corrupt body of the sin nature] garments from him. And unto him He said, behold, I have caused thine iniquity [perverseness – crooked nature] to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with a change of raiment [clothed in righteousness – Christ nature]. And I said. Let them set a fair mitre [pure, clean turban, mind of Christ] upon his head. So they set a fair mitre upon his head, and clothed him with garments and the angel of the Lord stood by.” Herein understanding makes clear that righteousness comes not in our own strength or merit to do good. However, righteousness comes by the power of the Holy Spirit and Jesus’ sacrifice. Sins filthiness can only know a removal from creation through that finished work of the cross and the washing of His blood. Therefore, it is only unto a people of humility and obedience that “it is finished” becomes complete. Herein stands a kingdom of priest who live in the power and authority of the throne-room. Here appears a priesthood who stand before God as over-comers who have the sin-nature eradicated completely as God changes their garments, a people who manifest the nature of Christ.
This speaks of a passing away of the sin-nature, that which has held its sway upon creation where darkness has settled upon the minds and nature of creation. With darkness ruling over humanity, but with God healing and smiting the darkness within the man who desires to live for Him, another day is upon us. This is a day when God is reviving His remnant to a god-life from the death realm. This is a day when a purified holy righteous priesthood appears because God is raising them up to live in His sight. A new natured priesthood that now, moving in the mind of Christ appears upon the earth with the anointed seven-fold spirit of God manifesting. This seven-fold spirit of God shall again manifest the word of God in spirit and truth. These are the body of Christ manifesting spirit and truth as God’s two witnesses, dwelling in the same spirit as God’s first-born Son Jesus Christ. Isa. 11:1-2, “There shall come forth a rod [sprout] out of the stem [stump] of Jesse, and a Branch [shoot] shall grow out of his roots: And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.”
Lest we so easily dismiss this truth, let us remember and stand upon the prayer that Jesus prayed in preparation for His return to the Father. John 17:22-23, “And the glory which thou gavest Me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect [perfected] in one, and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them as thou hast loved me.” Here Christ Jesus identifies His people with Himself. He, praying for this day, acknowledges a season when His kingdom of Priest stand manifesting His nature throughout creation. For what purpose but that the world may know that God the Father sent forth the Son. A Son of His birthing becoming many in number and sent forth to establish God’s kingdom throughout all of creation. First, God ruling within them as they become kings and priest who establish the kingdom of God upon the earth. Is this day, the day of His vengeance they bring forth God’s glory throughout the earth.
2 Peter 1:3-4, “According as His divine power [the power to reproduce itself] hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory and virtue; whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises; that by these you might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” The assembling of His kingdom of Priest is now come as they appear to establish with God His kingdom.