Thursday 30 May 2013

Covenant Series P10: Cast Out the Bondwoman by Daniel Yordy

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10. Cast out the Bondwoman
I go out on a limb and saw it off in this letter. Please grant me the kindness to impute Christ to me as you read.  Understand that I speak only out of His love and kindness for each individual person on this planet. Please weigh these things carefully in your own spirit before God with an open Bible and a heart filled with the desire to know the living God in all fullness.
Brethren, I speak in the manner of men: Though it is only a man’s covenant, yet if it is confirmed, no one annuls or adds to it. Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made. He does not say, “And to seeds,” as of many, but as of one, “And to your Seed,” who is Christ. And this I say, that the law, which was four hundred and thirty years later, cannot annul the covenant that was confirmed before by God in Christ, that it should make the promise of no effect. For if the inheritance is of the law, it is no longer of promise; but God gave it to Abraham by promise. Galatians 3:15-18
For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. Galatians 3:26-29
Tell me, you who desire to be under the law, do you not hear the law? For it is written that Abraham had two sons: the one by a bondwoman, the other by a freewoman. But he who was of the bondwoman was born according to the flesh, and he of the freewoman through promise, which things are symbolic. For these are the two covenants: the one from Mount Sinai which gives birth to bondage, which is Hagar— for this Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia, and corresponds to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children— but the Jerusalem above is free, which is the mother of us all. For it is written: “Rejoice, O barren, You who do not bear! Break forth and shout, You who are not in labor! For the desolate has many more children Than she who has a husband.”
Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are children of promise. But, as he who was born according to the flesh then persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, even so it is now. Nevertheless what does the Scripture say? “Cast out the bondwoman and her son, for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman.” So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman but of the free. Galatians 4:21-31
Again, I find myself including much Scripture in this exploration of the Covenant. Yet the truths in these verses have been obliterated from the Church of Jesus Christ in our day. More than that, few things we could teach will be more likely to get us into trouble than the truths Paul establishes here at the heart of the Covenant.
He begins by stating the irrevocable law of God and men that a Covenant, once established, cannot be added to or taken from. Not one word from Exodus Chapter 1 to Malachi Chapter 4 is capable of altering any element in the Covenant God made with Abraham.
That Covenant God made with Abraham is the New Covenant. It is not a Covenant God made with any of Abraham's natural seed apart from Christ. It is a Covenant made only with Abraham and Christ, period.
More than that, the moment I was baptized into Christ, I “put on” Christ. That word is Absolute and Today. When you look at me, all you can see is Christ. There is nothing else to see. That baptism was a baptism into death, thus there is no Jew and no Gentile in Christ. They do not exist. More than that, because of my faith in Christ, I am Abraham's seed, singular, and heir.
The entire covenant God made with Israel on Mt. Sinai, and all of His dealings with that natural people from the Exodus to John the Baptist, all of it is symbolized in Scripture by Hagar, the bondwoman. In complete contrast, the New Covenant that began in Genesis Chapter 15 is symbolized in Scripture by Sarah, the free woman, and all who put their faith in Jesus, regardless of whether they were once Jews or once Gentiles, are in that free woman.
God has no plan for the natural Jew outside of Christ. There is no salvation outside of Christ. There is no relationship with the Father outside of Christ.  The moment any individual, Jew or Gentile, enters into Christ, they put on Christ, they become a new creation. The old “Jew” and the old “Gentile” are gone forever. Now, there is only one new man in Christ.
Every so-called Jew from the resurrection until today who rejected Christ continues in open violation of the covenant given through Moses. Moses gave as the center piece of that old covenant the requirement to hear Christ, and that all who do not hear Christ are cut off from the covenant and from Israel. (Deuteronomy 18)
I repudiate completely the idea that the natural Jew is in line to inherit anything from God out of the Old Testament simply because he is a natural Jew. The New Testament is utterly clear on that issue. Those who say that the natural Jew is still in line for the promises of the Old Testament because of his natural descent are doing two things. First, they are repudiating the gospel of Paul here in Galatians that says that all of the promises of God belong to Christ and to those who enter into Christ, whether Jew or Gentile, and second, they are displaying extreme hatred against the natural Jew. The only promise that the old covenant gives the natural Jew is death. That’s the only promise it gives anyone. Every individual person, Jew or Gentile, who places himself under the Old Testament, is condemned to death by God without hope.
God PROMISED the natural Jew in the Old Testament that if they rejected the One whom He would send, they would not only be cut off from the Covenant He had made with them, but that God Himself would make them into a curse and a reproach throughout the whole earth.
THAT IS the Promise of God in the Old Testament to the Natural JEWS outside of Jesus!
There is nothing from God for anyone outside of Jesus. NOTHING!
For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us . . . was not Yes and No, but in Him was Yes. For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us. Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God, who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee. 2 Corinthians 2:19-22
That the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. Galatians 3:14
Every “good” promise from the Old Testament comes only through Jesus. And Paul sums up that promise as one thing – the Holy Spirit in our hearts. He calls that fulfillment a “guarantee,” yes, a guarantee of all of God in all fullness, the Father in Person, inside of us who are the flesh of Christ, revealed for all to see.
These truths are incontestable and absolute. There is no “other truth.” Now, I go much more into these things in my article, “God's Promise to the Natural Jew,” an article that will likely fit next into a book on the Covenant. I recommend that you read it.  I have a different purpose for this letter, however.
Paul says here that the present city of Jerusalem is a city of bondage. John called it “Sodom.”
Two mighty falsehoods have ripped this truth right out of Christendom, even though our forefathers understood these things perfectly. One is the creation of what men call “Israel”; the other is the holocaust, the great wound of the Beast.
I contend that this is the beast that has crawled up from the abyss. By saying that, I do not mean the individual people involved, I mean the worldly structure ruled over by spirits of darkness.
More than that, Jesus is Savior, and He does all things well. Every single person on this planet is utterly in His hand, and He is guiding all things to a glorious purpose. While I speak of present-day “beliefs” that are of the spirit of anti-Christ with strength, yet I receive each one in the same way that Jesus receives me. They are beloved of the Lord and of me. He will win every heart, and sometimes, He may even use me as a little part of that.
I would not bring hurt or see hurt come to any individual person. Yet the truth is a sword that cuts everyone wide open. God wounds and He heals. An unhealed wound filled with puss cannot heal unless it is cut open and the pus allowed to drain away. (I am speaking spiritually – do not alter my words to make it seem as if I am speaking of carnal warfare – this, not to my readers, but to those who do alter our words.)
The darkness hates the light. Natural man on this earth simply does not tolerate God showing up in the flesh. Yet it is the Word made flesh that is the center of the Covenant.
Paul's words here in Galatians are the Covenant; thus we must include them in this series. The inheritance is central to the Covenant – and that inheritance is openly contested right now today. This is God's doing and central to His purpose.
For this letter, I want to use a paper sent to me by a friend asking for my response. The paper is from an outfit in Redmond, Washington called Media Spotlight: A Biblical Analysis of Religious & Secular Media. Now, this is not something I do often. I am not here to “set anyone straight.” Neither do I want to twist their words to prove some point of my own. I suspect that were I to meet the brethren who wrote this, we could easily find common ground in the Lord Jesus, and I suspect that they love Him as I do. Nothing that I say should be construed as saying anything “condemning” against the writers of this piece. I speak against spiritual strongholds that rule in the imagination of the mind in this darkened world.
We are all deceived; we are all seeing reality bit by  bit for the first time.
Nevertheless, I choose to use this piece because these issues must and will come to the forefront as God proves the Covenant in our lives upon this earth. There is nothing else that could happen.
The article starts with the question, “Are we living at the end of days?” I agree that we are at the turning of the ages and that the days of human folly are finished. Then:
“One of the revelations given to the apostle John and recorded in the Book of Revelation is that of a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars (Rev. 12:1-6). The woman was about to give birth and Satan stood ready to devour her child as soon as it was born. This was a prophetic vision of Israel as a nation in the last days. The sun represents Jacob (called “Israel by God) . . .” and so on.
In the past Christians have claimed that the manchild is Jesus only. Now that symbol seems to have been transferred to the modern nation of  Israel and not to that heavenly woman who, Paul says, is the mother of us all.
Now, it is not possible to present a different view of things point by point. We will do that in part, but the problem is that the underlying assumptions are HUGE! It is not the point-by-point that must be addressed, but those underlying issues.
I would like to build to the most important underlying assumption behind the argument in this paper, but alas, it is the whole assumption. Thus I have to present it here first; then I will build towards it again at the end.
The underlying assumption beneath this paper and  beneath most Christian view in the present world has three parts. The first part is that we are “saved” by Jesus' sacrifice two thousand years ago, with no view of being saved by His life inside of us now.  The second part is the complete giving up on God, that He just does not do what He says in the New Testament concerning the believer in Jesus Christ – thus everything is relegated to some future experience in a place called “heaven” to be known only after we either die or are raptured.
Then, because the “Christian” fulfillment is in “heaven only,” everything God says about this earth must mean the natural Jew and the nation of Israel. Christ AND the Jews, not Christ in us.
The final statement of the paper is this: “Mortal men will never rule over God's kingdom.”
Here is what God says: “That the life of Jesus might be revealed in our mortal flesh.”
You see, man simply does not understand the kingdom of God. The kingdom of God is no relation to the kingdoms of Satan in this world. There is no part of “rule over” inside God's kingdom. The Kingdom of God is God being Himself through us, the One who lays down His life, who becomes His enemies, who carries even those who hate Him all the way into life. The kingdom of God is lifting up not “ruling over.”
The Jews did not reject Jesus nor did they work on the Romans to kill Him because He was the Messiah. They murdered Him BECAUSE He was a man just like them. They hated Him because He, walking in MORTAL FLESH, had the audacity to claim that He and the Father were One.
And it wasn't even Jesus in particular that they hated. They hated God showing up in mortal flesh. NOTHING gets people's hatred inflamed like God appearing in human flesh. They killed the flesh of God because they could.
It's God humans can't stand. It's God Christians can't stand. The idea of God far away up there is acceptable to most everyone. But God walking on this earth in human flesh is not tolerated. He must be murdered forthwith! And if we cannot murder Him, then He must be called a heretic and shunned by all.
There's only one problem, of course. God showing up on this earth IN human flesh just can't help doing kind things for others. And there are so many who are weary and heavy laden who gladly respond to His real and joy-filled kindness. And that very popular response to God's kindness threatens the entire “rule over” of those who define God and His kingdom with Satan's self-definition.
“Rule over”? Where on earth does that come from? We know exactly what God does when He shows up on this earth in human flesh. Where is there ANY “rule over”? They killed Him because His kindness threatened their false “rule over.” And all of His ire was directed, not at the sinners, but at those who miss-defined the Kingdom of God as “rule over.”
The Jews, that is, the descendants of Jacob, have not returned to the land of Israel, nor have they re-established the nation of Israel.
Twelve hundred years ago, the ruling elite of a Turko-Mongolic tribe called the Khazars, who ruled over a country stretching across all the plains of southern Russia, straight north of Jerusalem, converted to Judaism. They became “Jews.” Eight hundred years ago, the Mongols under Subodai conquered all the way to the gates of Vienna. For two hundred years the western world knew almost nothing about Russia. When the Russians finally reasserted themselves in the late 1400's, the largest “Jewish” population on earth was now found living in southern Russia.
Look at any Sephardi Jew. They are of eastern Mediterranean stock, Semitic in appearance, just like the peoples of the Middle East. Look at any Ashkenazi Jew, Khazars, they are clearly of north Asiatic stock, Japhetic, just like the “Scythians” from the plains of Russia. Human DNA tells the same story.
Ninety percent of the people in today's world who call themselves “Jews” are Khazars. They are not descended from Jacob; they have no relation with the God of Israel – unless, of course, they receive the salvation of Christ offered to all mankind without prejudice.
I suspect that the majority of those who are actually descended from Jacob are either Muslim or Christian and do not even know they are descended from Jacob. I suspect that there is almost no “purity of blood” anywhere on this planet. ALL of creation, including ALL of natural humanity died upon the cross. All. God doesn't give two figs about “racial purity.” Yet He does plan to honor Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob by bringing in a remnant of their actual seed. And I suspect that most of those who are primarily descended from Jacob speak Arabic today.
Yet the Khazars who believe themselves to be “Jews” are obsessed, not with the Old Testament, per se, but with their identity as “Jews.” That identity comes out of two things. It comes first out of an endless rehashing of the Talmud, that is, the doctrine of the Pharisees written down in Babylon – the exaltation of innumerable “laws” ruling over every aspect of the human. And it comes second out of a story that those who are “Jews” tell themselves and their children over and over.
The first identity is the tree of the knowledge of good and evil taken to the most extreme form of pretending the human is capable of. To understand what I mean, to really grasp the human element of this identity, I would recommend that you read three books, all by Chaim Potok: The Chosen, The Promise, and My Name Is Asher Lev. Truth and reality are understood best by story, not by explanations such as this.
Let me insert again this absolute. Each individual person is precious beyond measure and beloved by both Jesus and us. Each individual person is unique and special and does not answer to any stereotype of a “group.” In reading books such as Chaim Potok's, we read to understand and to love with all the compassion of God. It is spiritual strongholds that operate in the imagination of people's minds, strongholds that hold these dear precious ones under a horrific bondage that we seek to break that they might walk free of all that, free to be themselves inside the tender love of God.
The greatest curse sitting upon both Khazar's and real Jews is their identity, their belief that they are “Jews.” Jesus would set them free of that identity. He does that by the cross. There are no Jews in Christ, no need to pretend any other identity.
The second part of that identity is the story that those who believe they are Jews, whether real or not, tell themselves and their children all the time. I give it here in my own words; yet I have heard these things expressed endlessly in Jewish homes and synagogues. As we drove away from the synagogue, I was compelled in my spirit to share with my children that the story they heard was darkness; we tell a story only of victory in Christ.
“We are good people, a blessing to all other people's on earth – THEY all hate us for no reason. We are God's gift to mankind – Never trust THEM, no matter how “nice” their words may be, THEY are always trying to kill us. Jews do not need any salvation; they're already wonderful – Why are all of THEM so despicable and low?”
The THEM and the THEY are all non-Jews, that is Gentiles, with the greatest distrust, with some reason, held for “Christians,” not Muslims.
Consider these words, spoken by George W. Bush: “They hate us for our freedom.”
Those are really strange words. They have no relation to the American mind of my youth. Not one American prior to the 1990's would ever think such a strange thought. Yet that thought is perpetual inside the horrific bondage of Jewish identity. The fact that the President of the United States uttered it and that “Christian” America accepted those words shows how far “Jewish” identity has been imposed on this country and on the church.
I do recommend that you read Martin Luther's essay on the Jews; you can find it on the Internet. I have read all of it and find it to be 100% accurate both to the Gospel and to the reality of life in this world. It is not anti-Semitic; no more than Jesus and Paul were. But then, by today's definitions, Jesus, Peter, and Paul were all vicious anti-Semites. That's why the New Testament is an illegal book in almost all nations today including the United States.
I do not “believe” in the Holocaust. In fact, I do not “believe” in anything except what God says concerning Christ in me. Everything else I study, and for everything else, I require evidence. I am staggered at the utter lack of forensic evidence there is for a “holocaust” of the Jews during the years 1942-1945. And I am appalled at the fact that any individual, going to Germany or Poland seeking such evidence, is immediately thrown into prison. Even the lawyers who attempt to defend those who do seek valid evidence are thrown into prison without defense. What are they hiding? What is it they cannot allow into the light of day?
In complete contrast, no nation on earth today is a greater threat to America than the nation of “Israel.” America has never faced a more dangerous or deadly enemy. The paper berates Barack Obama for not siding 100% with Israel in all of its lust for blood, even though Obama is a “Jew” – since his mother's mother is a Jew, then by Jewish definition, Obama is a Jew, and even though he has surrounded himself with Israeli Jews all through his administration. I am convinced that Obama's so-called “resistance” to Israel is 100% a paper show, but if it were actually true, it is the first thing of which I have heard that would make me think favorably of his presidency.
The United States cannot oppose Israel. If we attempt to do so, we will die in conflagrations of nuclear fire. Every president knows that. Most simply attempt to stall Israel's madness, if possible.
The paper also presents the incredible idea that Obama is really a Muslim. I wish that were true; if it were, we would be much safer. I know of no evidence whatever for that idea.
The paper makes this claim: “It was necessary that the modern state of Israel come into existence as a prelude to the Lord's return . . . Even before modern Israel was born, it's enemies mobilized to destroy it. Vastly outnumbered and lacking support from any other nation, Israel was supernaturally helped by God to destroy her enemies' forces.”
This is the story that is told, endlessly repeated. “THEY are always out to get us.” It is simply not the truth. The opposite is. Every “war” Israel/Khazaria fought was perpetrated by them for the sole purpose of demonizing the Arabs and extending their own reach and power.
In 1937, David Ben Gurion, first prime minister of Israel, wrote this line in a letter to his son: “We will expel the Arabs and take their place. In each attack, a decisive blow should be struck resulting in the destruction of homes and the expulsion of the population.”
The picture of the man who wrote those words shows us a “Scythian,” not a descendant of Abraham.
Let's look at something the media does, something that we endlessly repeat without thinking, the phrase, “Muslim terrorist.”
Do you ever hear “Jewish terrorist”? Or “Christian terrorist”? Or “atheist terrorist”?
Never. Only “Muslim terrorist.” When Jews gun down people in cold blood, like the Jewish terrorist from her own synagogue who attacked Jewish Senator Gifford in Arizona, or the Columbine school massacre, or the Springfield, Oregon, or Minnesota or Arkansas school shootings. Did you hear the news person announce: “A gang of Jewish terrorists gunned down several Christian children in cold blood at a school in Colorado today”?
No you did not. It's called “brainwashing,” and it works – powerfully – on all.
Most terrorists in today's world are atheists, and most of those are Jews. Many “terrorists” are Christians. Most terror, however, is deliberately executed by governments, primarily, today, the American government. The US government in today's world is the primary executor and sponsor of terrorism. And all who support that evil MUST give an account to God.
Israel did 9/11 with the full collaboration of American officials. That truth will come front and center before this thing is over. All vengeance for 9/11 that America wreaked upon innocent Muslim families is a war crime.
“Come out of her My people, that you not be part of her sins, so that you not partake of her plagues.”
The Muslim people's of the Middle East do not hate us or the Jews. They just have a difficulty with being burned to death in their homes. They don't like being bombed!
On the one hand, I do not view things such as hurricanes as “God's wrath against sin,” though they are the natural consequences of living in a world laboring under the curse. But on the other hand, God says, “Do not be deceived. Whatever a man sows, that shall he also reap.” If you were to walk among the streets and by-lanes of Libya three years ago, and then walk those same streets and by-lanes today, visiting with people, sharing meals together with them in their homes, the same people, you would leave with a deep sense of horror that if God is just, if people – and nations – do reap what they sow, then what must America and Britain now reap?
Now, we find next that there is a false balance both in this paper and in the general Christian thinking concerning the two covenants.
 – The Old Covenant, shattered by Moses upon the mountainside and nailed by Christ to the cross is now binding on God? As He closes out the age of human folly? And the New Covenant in His blood, it's fulfillment in all that it says in our lives upon this earth is incidental and not binding on God? This is a false balance.
You see, because God did not do what He said He would do in the gospel in the first century of the church age, in the first generation of believers – Paul expected fully not to die – then Christianity has concluded that it means that God simply does not intend to fulfill the terms of the New Covenant on this planet. Thus all of those terms are almost violently relegated to heaven. Just raise the question of any of those terms being fulfilled in our lives now before any Christian pastor or theologian and witness the shut-down that immediately comes against you.
The fullness of the New Covenant fulfilled IS God in Person revealed in human flesh and flowing out of our bellies across the earth as rivers of living water.
Anti-Christ is a spirit, not a person, a spirit whose primary message is that God does not ever show up in human flesh. Yet the New Covenant is not fulfilled until He does.
There are many voices hostile to the revelation of Jesus Christ. As He appears in us, more and more, just as He said He would, as the Daystar, arising from the east and shining to the west (a metaphor), as the Daystar arising in our hearts, so the hostile voices speaking against God manifest in the flesh will also rise.
The assault will come against us from all directions and in many forms, yet all the voices boil down to the one word of the spirit of anti-Christ. Who do you think you are? Who are you kidding? God in you, perfect and complete? NOT ON THIS EARTH!
How will they prevent God from showing up on this earth again in mortal flesh? Just like He did the first time? They cannot keep God out of the earth, but mortal flesh is very killable. Not being able to kill the God who reveals Himself in mortal flesh, they will seek to kill the mortal flesh in whom God dwells.
When they finish their testimony, the beast that ascends out of the bottomless pit will make war against them, overcome them, and kill them. And their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. Then those from the peoples, tribes, tongues, and nations will see their dead bodies three-and-a-half days, and not allow their dead bodies to be put into graves. And those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them, make merry, and send gifts to one another, because these two prophets tormented those who dwell on the earth. Revelation 11:7-10
Now, this word is Christ. All things God speaks are Christ. And Christ is the only life we are. We are one flesh with Him.
The beast that ascends out of the pit is the natural man, the natural Jew, whether real or pretend, moving in the fullness of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, laying claim to the inheritance by violence. The “two prophets” are the second witness of Christ – His revelation inside of us.
I do not analyze this word with an analytical mind. It, along with all things God speaks in the Bible, is a Spirit word. It is life. It comes into us as we receive Christ, as a seed carrying the very life of God inside of it. The words that I speak to you are Spirit and they are life. Jesus in John 6.
I want to look at the last phrase, “tormented those who dwell on the earth.”
Always, we bring in the other word of Christ that walks alongside this word: 
Therefore “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; If he is thirsty, give him a drink; For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.” Romans 12:20
“Those who dwell on the earth” is a metaphor for born-again Christians who do not walk in the Holy Place or who have abandoned walking in the Holy Place. Let me bring in the opening line to this chapter.
Then I was given a reed like a measuring rod. And the angel stood, saying, “Rise and measure the temple of God, the altar, and those who worship there. But leave out the court which is outside the temple, and do not measure it . . . Revelation 11:1-2
The altar is the altar of incense. Sadly, it seems, that those believers who have once entered the Holy Place, walking in the gifts and operations of the Spirit, if they do not press on into the altar of incense, it seems that the immediate experience of the Holy Spirit fades into the background in their lives and worship. Those who have never entered the Holy Place, but live only in the thinking of their own rational minds, by the light of analytical reason, “dwell in the earth.” They believe they will one day “go to” heaven; they do not believe they live in all heaven right now.
The “torment” is simply the lights turning on.
A close friend of mine who has many family members working in the medical profession, made a comment to them about the dangerous and deadly toxins found in vaccines. He is still reeling from the response.
The entire medical profession, millions of hard-working people who imagine they are “helping” others, is built around vaccinations. The evidence against vaccinations is scientific and sound. The arguments for vaccinations are, when searched out, found to be entirely hot air. Vaccines are a death-giving assault against innocent infants that are altering permanently the entire human DNA. They exist solely so that wicked men can profit from the suffering of many. If this be true, how can anyone in the medical profession face the reality that they are evil's “willing executioners”? They cannot accept such a thing.
And so the speaker of truth MUST be ostracized, condemned, and, if possible, executed. I heard one highly credentialed medical doctor proclaim openly that other doctors who speak against vaccinations should face the death penalty.
This is how the chains of darkness sitting upon all people on this planet and upon all of our brethren operate.
To set them free, we must strike the chains. But they will defend their chains, and we must be prepared for that, just as Jesus was.
Our great desire to know God in fulness inside of us IS the nemesis of the curse upon this planet. We cannot traipse into all the knowledge of God without knowing that we are sending shock waves all through the world. But this reality is in the New Covenant in His blood, which Covenant we signed when some preacher ducked us under the water of baptism. It's all part of the package.
Yes, God showing up in mortal flesh upon this planet will cause our bodies to transform in the resurrection. But before that happens, the Scripture MUST BE fulfilled: He that says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as Jesus walked.
Yes, Jesus was declared to be the Son of God with power by the resurrection from the dead, but before that happened, for three and one-half years, He walked as a manifested Son of God, revealing the Father as the tender, kind, caring, involved Person that He is.
God revealed in the flesh was just too much for those whose stake was cast entirely in pretending.
Yet the New Covenant MUST BE fulfilled, and it must be fulfilled on this earth and in this age.
God in Person in Fulness in us revealed for all to know. The life of Jesus apocalypsed in our mortal flesh.

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