We grow up in a world of clocks and means of telling time. When on the farm as a kid, it was not that important. We saved lamp oil by going to bed around 8 and then early choirs began about 4 in the morning. I don’t remember anyone having a watch. Lunch time was easy, hunger and the sun was not making and east or west shadows. But down town the folks had bells, whistles and time clocks to keep every one on track. And you could set your pocket watch by the train if you had one. One of my kids gave me a pocket watch to remind me that she loved me all of the time. I still have an old family gold pocket watch.
So in our little world, we are comfortable feeling we know what time it is at just about any time of the day. I have a wrist watch and watch in my cell phone, at the bottom of my computer, at the top of my bed side just push the button and it lights up at night with the time. Also there is a clock on the stove and on the TV and we are pretty secure in our little bubble of time. But did you know that one day, our need of time will cease and time will be no more value. So let’s take a look as God’s dimension concerning time:
Isa. 65:17, “ “Behold, I am creating new heavens and a new earth; And the former things [of life] will not be remembered or come to mind.“ Rev. 21:4, “and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be death; there will no longer be sorrow and anguish, or crying, or pain; for the former order of things has passed away.”
Actually, seems to me, that the need for time is the result of there being a need for death (due to pride and rebellion) and the need for communications to get anything thing done by gathering at the same time. So in the ultimate eternal Kingdom of our Creator with no death and with perfect spiritual communications, the need for time would cease to be needed or even exist. The concept of time was created for humanity by God in Genesis 1:14-19. However, God is love, spirit and light (1 John 4:8, 16; John 4:23-24; 1 John 1:5) and therefore, exists in/at the speed of light or beyond. God is timeless in the sense of being outside of time altogether; that is, he exists but does not need to exist at any point in time. The time process on earth is set up for us to have the opportunity to lean to be perfected to life with HIM in HIS dimension of timelessness. Jesus is the first of a new eternal species and the door has been opened for us to join HIM if living in righteousness is our comfort zone.
God has given us this gym for a limited time on earth to secure some spiritual muscles if we will go for it. But it is locked down in time so that the rebellion and pride will be contained and not contaminate the other aspects of HIS creation. We are in a hot house of spiritual growth to be sanctified by the Holy Spirit to become like Jesus, if we are up for it. And if we do, we will get a new eternal spiritual body to be able to live with our Creator in righteousness for eternity in HIS dimension of timelessness. If we don’t then no new body, in fact, an eternal soul, with no body at all
In the resurrection of Christ Jesus on that very early Sunday morning Jesus went to the 3rd Heaven and back on the same day, John 20:19 and extended God loving grace of salvation to his disciples, John 20:22. Eight days later Jesus appeared in a locked door room with HIS disciples to bring salvation to Thomas, John 20:27-29. This was the first time in four thousand years that salvation was a valid experience. The sacrifice had been paid, it was a done deal but then it was only the beginning of the process of sanctification and perfecting to help us become like Jesus. And as God never violates our freewill we always will have the choice of returning to the things of this world. We are daily faced with the choice of either Jesus being Lord and feeding on those things which are spiritual and eternal. Or we can feed on the things of this world where our flesh nature from Adam is more comfortable, Rom.7-8. Who you feed, will eventually become your god or boss. Often our conversation with family or friends and mostly about this world. This is due to the Word of God being so corrupted with vain (prideful) traditions that it seems powerless and boring just like Paul Prophesied in 2 Tim. 3:1-5.
So I am in the quest for other souls out there who are really wanting to learn and grow with me into being like Jesus. It seems to me that if a dozen souls came together in the John 17:20-26 unity that Jesus prayed for. And we could see Jesus lifted up and the Holy Spirit confirming the Word of God with POWER. Then the Book of Acts come alive again and gatherings would be powerful and difficult to find the space to gather.
Over the last week I have been experiencing the flue, difficult at my age. Prayed for myself, others prayed for me, not much power in the church today???? If you notice in John 17:22, Jesus prayed, “ I have given to them (church) the glory (power) and honor which You have given Me, that they may be one, just as We are one; I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected and completed into one, so that the world may know [without any doubt] that You sent Me, and [that You] have loved them, just as You have loved Me. Of course the word Glory in the Bible means POWER, John 2:11. So where is the POWER that we need to bring the world to Jesus as LORD as Jesus prayed to begin with: “I do not pray for these alone [it is not for their sake only that I make this request], but also for [all] those who [will ever] believe and trust in Me through their message, 21 that they all may be one; just as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be one in Us, so that the world may believe [without any doubt] that You sent Me.
Seems to me that in the divided theater church of today we are happy to tell folks that they are OK just as they are. Don’t make waves about differences and division. Let’s just agree to disagree and let the LORD fix it later. After all unity and power are not really that important. And if we really focused on Unity and Power we would probably loose some of our membership. Better a bit of compromise and be able to pay our church bills so to have a nice church and be comfortable on Sunday mornings. We are here for a short time to help the world find Jesus as LORD and to get ready for the big move to live with our Creator for eternity. Let’s get with it. Only God’s TRUTH can give us power and set us free. 2 Tim. 3:5, take a look…
Yours in HIS great Love & wonderful grace and mercy, Ken<>< www.OhanaChurch.Life
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