This series has been one of the most interesting ones we have ever done. We have learned to allow ourselves to be unified in Christ, because we are all one in the Spirit. Yesterday we spoke of the eternal nature of the sons of God - today, we want to take this further.
For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: - Phil 3:20
But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, - Heb 12:22
There are so many scriptures that prove that the Sons of God reside in heaven while also residing on earth. As discussed yesterday, this is because our souls have been merged with an omnipresent Spirit; thus, we can be in heaven and on earth simultaneously.
The scripture says flesh and blood cannot inherit the Kingdom of God (1 Cor 15:50). This then means that the body that we have on earth is not the form we exist in heaven. We have no race or ethnicity in heaven. Our human bodies are simply a shell for us to be able to relate to the people of this world, but truly we are in no wise of it. We are spiritual creatures, and thus the way we really look is spiritual as well.
I am not speaking futuristic when I say these things, but right now, we are spiritual.
And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men? - 1 Cor 3:1&3
Notice the contrast Paul places between spiritual persons and men. We are truly a different race.
Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? - Heb 12:9
Paul once again illustrates our newness in Christ. Saying that we had (past tense) fathers of our flesh. Now we should call no more any man on earth our father (Matt 23:9), because we have been born of the Spirit of God, and that which is born of the Spirit is Spirit (John 3:6). God is not the Father of the whole human race, because if any man have not the Spirit of God he is none of His (Rom 8:9). He therefore is the Father of a race of His own. He is the Father of spirits, which spirits we are.
If then we are spirits, truly our bodies are a disguise that we may remain kinsman to the lost of this earth. As spirits, we no longer fall under the categories of race, or color. Seeing then that we are spirits, and are of no natural race/color, how do we actually look?
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. - Jam 1:17
This is our true appearance. We are literally lights; lights disguised in human flesh for the moment. Nevertheless, we are lights indeed. God is the Father of lights. However, let's take this even further as we see our true appearance.
And *a voice came out of the throne*, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great. And *I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings*, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God. *And I fell at his feet to worship him*. And he said unto me, *See thou do it not: _I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus:_* worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. - Rev 19:6-10
John in his encounter with a being in heaven, beheld such glory, that he instinctively fell down to worship the creature. However, the creature instructed Him not to do it because he was simply a saint. John had beheld the true glory of the sons, that if one would experience it, they would worship. Thus, we shall be worshipped of angels and men in the millennial reign of Christ.
Saints, let us not entangle ourselves in the affairs of this life. For we are lights and gods to this world (Ps 82:6). Let us walk as such, and treat one another as such.
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: [and may I add black nor white] for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
I love you all
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