Many events that are happening, such as those taking place in today’s time and season, are coming forth from God’s throne-room and should be grabbing humanities attention. These events are the results of the proclaimed prophecies heralded forth throughout the ages by God’s prophet’s and are now coming into their time of fulfillment. The heralding of these prophecies are the results which God, down through the ages of time, purposed for each separate age. As each age was released in its time, its purpose was to progressively usher mankind into today’s season and purpose of God. Today’s events are happening because humankind is now in the last of what scripture calls the “last days”. With God’s released trumpets blowing concerning these present tense events, it gives a reason for man to be concerned. What are these present-day events and how are they to be manifest?
One such event, which follows in suit according to God’s eternal purpose as recorded in Eph. 5:25-27 declares, “Husbands, love [regard with favor] your wives, even as Christ [the anointed one] also loved the church [a gathering of called-out ones], and gave Himself for it; that He might sanctify [read 1 Cor. 1:2 – the sanctified ones are called to be saints] and cleanse it with the washing of water by the Word, that He might present [yield] it [“it” the Greek word “AUTOS” meaning “himself” (a plural word)] to Himself a glorious church not having spot [blemish], or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it [“AUTOS” – himself – the vessels who become a part of Him through Christ] should be holy and without blemish [faultless].”
Yes, the appearing of the Christ from within and upon this people are the movements of heaven within them and are preceding the manifestation of His appearing, His presence. This presence among us is according to that which Jesus Himself prayed for concerning the finishing up and completion of His own earth ministry.
John 17: 4-5 & 21-22, “I [Jesus] have glorified Thee on the earth [revealing the invisible God to the visible earth realm]; I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. And now, O Father, glorify Thou Me with Thine Own Self with the glory which I had with Thee before [a position of life He held before coming as the word made flesh] the world was: … That they [all who hear, understand and receive who He is] all may be one [this “one” is His essence not just one person]; as Thou, Father, are in Me, and I in Thee, that they [receivers] also may be one [one in essence] in Us: That the world may believe [because of a ministry being and manifesting His essence] that Thou hast sent Me. And the glory which Thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one [one in essence – a corporate expression], even as we are one [one in essence].”
This word “essence” from the dictionary has this meaning, “the inward nature of anything, underlying its manifestation; true substance and the indispensable, conceptual characteristics and relations of anything”. Therefore, being at one with Christ puts us in God while manifesting His nature to the world. The purpose is for the world to see and know that God did send Jesus. For this cause, Jesus came to become a seed planted, to grow and mature from within the receivers of the seed, manifesting the essence of Christ for the world to see Him. In this truth, events as spoken of above concerning the coming presence of Christ appearing, consideration as to the greater truth of that coming is necessary. While most of the present-day church has majored on the ideal of Jesus coming on natural clouds, this ideal causes them to miss the greater purpose of God. What does scripture refer to when referring to the clouds?
(Read Matt. 26:64; 1 Thess. 4:17; Rev. 1:7). When considering these scriptures note that they are not pointing to natural rain clouds of the earth realm called the sky but refers to those ministries that become “one in essence” with Him. Rev. 11:12 points to the two-witnesses God calls to ascend unto His heaven, becoming one with Christ. “And they heard a great voice from heaven [the essence of God manifesting from within] saying unto them, come up hither [having completed the perfecting of God from within they now live completely in God’s throne-room realm, His way of life]. And they ascended to heaven in [a preposition denoting being or remaining within the Christ] a cloud [those resurrected saints who manifest the presence, the essence of the Christ in their bodies]; and their enemies beheld them [those of the carnal realm shall behold the essence of Christ in the saints, His visible presence from within them].”
The first-born Son came, but not to remain alone in His glory. His purpose is to increase Himself in a many member body to manifest the greater glory in which He spoke. John 14:12, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto My Father.” Jesus returned unto the Father because He had finished the ministry on earth which God sent Him to fulfill. Being a finished work enabled Him to become a seed purposed to bring forth a great harvest. In knowing that each seed brings forth after its own kind, the receiver of the seed has within himself the availability and ability to become the essence of the Christ. This makes these receiving maturing vessels one with Christ even as Jesus and the Father are one. Therefore, a greater appearing, meaning His presence, His essence is now responding to the movements taking place in the heavens around the throne-room of God. A springing forth of rivers of living waters coming from within the inner most being of the believing receiving ones living in the essence of Christ.
Meanwhile, among the earth-realm, movements are taking place that are broadcasting a perverted truth concerning the modern-day church. Another gospel is found to have made great in-roads into the churches mind-set that places great limitation upon the people. These limitations are making prisoners of the people likened unto the children of Israel who went into captivity in Babylon. Herein, the so-called church has lost sight of its true inheritance. They, like the prodigals’ son have been willing to spend their inheritance foolishly upon the deceitful programs of carnal minded men. This foolishness continues, but movements within heaven and earth are affecting creation as God’s prophetic word comes to the time of its fulfillment.
(Please read 2 Peter 2:9-22 and Jude verses 1-19). Even as heaven descends, and the earth ascends to meet their time of fulfillment, an intensive separation takes place as the tares and wheat, now matured, are being separated, to bring forth God’s greater glory, the time of Christ appearing. Matt. 24:31, And He shall send His angels [messengers – His true ministry] with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together His elect [His many member body] from the four winds [spiritual heavens within the soul of redeemed men], from one end of heaven to the other.”
Thank God, a savior came, He finished His work and God returned Him back unto the glory He had with the Father before He came as a babe in a manger. From a babe, He matured until the time of fulfilling His work as savior. Now humanity has the right to receive Him as the forgiver of past sins as He set in motion man’s ability to receive the greater works of salvation. With Jesus, the forgiver of sins also becoming a seed planted within each receiving vessel, these vessels can also mature until overcoming the root of all sin, the sin nature. Herein, sanctification comes as maturity causes the essence of Christ to release man into full manifestation with Christ. That is, a people becoming the essence of Christ throughout the earth, speaking of the Christ within these vessels who are making an appearance. Note John’s understanding as he writes concerning this progressive maturity that takes place within the many membered man, becoming a part of the presence of Christ in the world.
1 John 3:1-2, “Behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon [given to] us, that we should be called the sons [Greek word “TEKNON” which is used of a child by natural descent] of God: Therefore, the world [the flesh-man] knows us not [a child does not yet know themselves by experience]. Beloved, now are we the sons [TEKNON – a child] of God, and it doth not yet appear [unable to bring to light, make manifest] what we shall be: But we know [to know intuitively without effort, to understand] that when He [Christ essence in His many mature sons] shall appear [able to bring to light, revelation able to manifest], we shall be like Him [his essence]; for we shall see [truly comprehend] Him as He is.” Consider that children are children because children restrict God to dwelling within their spirits only. Meanwhile God, by the Holy Spirit, desires to resurrect the complete man. God, through spiritual maturity accomplished throughout the completed vessel (spirit, soul, body), He desires to seal these that he might appear through them.
Rev. 7:1-3, “And after these things [the opening of the six seals – getting ready for the opening of the seventh seal] I saw four angels [messengers] standing on the four corners of the earth [the four corners of man’s soul – his mind, will, emotions, and desires], holding the four [denotes a cleansing by creative works] winds [spirit] of the earth [soul], that the wind [spirit] should not blow on the earth [soulish man] nor the sea [carnal church], nor on any tree [carnal man]. And I saw another angel [messenger] ascending from the east [the sun rising – coming forth of the Son-nature], having the seal [stamp or signet-ring, a mark of genuineness or authenticity] of the living God [resurrection and eternal life]: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was given to hurt the earth [soul] and the sea [carnal church], saying, hurt not the earth [soulish man], neither the sea [carnal church] , nor the trees [carnal men], till we have sealed the servants [God’s protection for the elect] of our God in their foreheads [having received the mind of Christ].”
Herein the heavens descend while the earth ascends. The events taking place are causing the heavens within the receiving man to sanctify the vessel to manifest the nature of Christ. In this, the heavens that contain the essence of Christ now appear before the remainder of worldly humanity to manifest Christ presence unto all nations. This visible expression of God in the world results in judgment that separates God’s world from the world of fallen man. The movements taking place around God’s throne-room releases such an anointing unto His elect first-fruits that from within them Christ makes an appearance. This appearance is not, as before, through the one-man Jesus, but through a many member body of sons, His first-fruits. These shall even, as the mantle that God placed upon Jeremiah, establish for God the environment needed, through judgment, to usher in the coming of the Christ, both head and many member body to establish God’s eternal kingdom.
Jeremiah 1:8-10, “Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee [not by a removal from this world], saith the Lord. Then the Lord put forth His hand and touched my mouth. And the Lord said unto me, behold I have put my words in thy mouth. See, I have this day set [appointed and installed the anointing for such a task – a body of people manifesting the essence of Christ] thee over the nations and over kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.” Again, movement from within God is now causing heaven (the essence of Christ within man) to manifest in the earth-realm. In this, destruction comes to build up God’s kingdom by the pulling down of man-made kingdoms. This time is a time of restoration for the ushering in of the Christ, His body and His bride to inherit the creation of God.
The heavens are descending while the redeemed earth-realm is ascending. Their coming together is making them one even as the Father and the Son are one. The throne-room realm of God is releasing that which will anoint His called and chosen ones to complete their purpose even as Jesus completed His purpose. In this, let us consider God’s two witnesses in accomplishing His purpose. (Please read Rev. 11:1-13) These scriptures reveal two witnesses sent by God that are the two olive trees and two candlesticks, which stand before the God of the earth. Rev. 11:4, “These are the two olive trees [anointed men] and the two candlesticks [Holy Spirit revealing Gods word to and manifesting it through them], standing before the God of the earth.” Revealing that the two olive trees represent the “spirit of God in anointed men” and the two candlesticks represent the enlightenment of God manifesting through them, even as with Jesus who was the “word made flesh”.
Thus, we are observing an ascending people who are becoming the manifestations of God’s spirit and His word. These are a people who become the essence of God throughout His creation. These two witnesses are a company of people that God releases to prepare the world for the time of His seventh sounding trumpet. A time when the old world of man passes away as God’s world manifests throughout all His creation. Rev. 11:15, “And the seventh angel sounded: and there were great voices in heaven, saying, the kingdoms of the world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of His Christ [the anointed ones, those whose nature is of the true substance, the indispensable conceptual characteristics of God]; and He shall reign for ever and ever.”
From Himself, God has activated and released events that are affecting both the heavens and the earth. Each receiving child of God has within their spirit a part of those heavens wherein God dwells. Through the progressive sanctifying of the Holy Spirit, these heavens of God within the man are consuming the whole man, spirit, soul and body. In this progress, the birthing of a first-fruits remnant into the completion of God’s eternal purpose, are becoming a field of sons in His likeness and image. The time of the birthing of this fruit called the man-child results in the movements of today’s activities from God. This fruit is to manifest as a many member body that ascends into the throne-room of God to manifest God’s essence upon the earth.
Rev. 12:5, “And she [the true church] brought forth a man-child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to His throne.” A knowing that part of God’s throne-room rests within the heavens within this man-child, this caught up man-child receives power and authority of a heavenly measure to rule as the essence of God in the earth (rules over the fallen nature of the individual, first himself and then the world around him).
Dear saint, the heavens are moving, these movements are affecting the earth. In all the coming destruction, there is also a time of great glory, a time of restoration such as the world has never known. The trumpets are blowing, what is it you are hearing? Hear the voice of God, believe and receive, receive and mature, mature and become. Become fruits that manifest the essence of God in the earth, the making up of God’s eternal kingdom. Yes, Christ, the coming one is appearing. Both head and His many member body is to appear upon this earth as the Christ within manifest Himself. Yes, He is appearing.