Tag: John

No Veil in Christ!

Heb. 6:19,20-  This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which enters the presence behind the veil, where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek. 
JESUS our FORERUNNER, has entered behind the veil for us.  The Most Holy Place is the third dimension of God, manifesting His Life to us and …the door in heaven is opened!  There is an “open heaven” because of what Jesus has done for us.  The only time heaven is not opened to us in this dimension is when we are blinded.
2 Co. 3:12-16-  Therefore, since we have such hope, we use great boldness of speech-unlike Moses, who put a veil over his face so that the children of Israel could not look stedfastly at the end of what was passing away.  But their minds were blinded.  For until this day the same veil remains unlifted in the reading of the Old Testament, because the veil is taken away in Christ.  But even to this day, when Moses is read, a veil lies on their heart.  Nevertheless when on turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.
The same principle remains today.  Not that we do not study the Old Testament or things like the Tabernacle of Moses, for much truth is revealed out of the types and shadows. Heb. 3:5,6-  And Moses indeed was faithful in all His house AS A SERVANT, for a testimony of those things which would be spoken afterward, but CHRIST AS A SON over His own house, whose house we are if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm to the end.
2 Co. 3:17,18-  Now the Lord is the Spirit;  and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.  But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
Hebrews 9:11,12-  But Christ came as High Priest of the good things to come, with the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this creation.  Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal salvation.
 

STEWARDSHIP OF AN APOSTLESHIP!

Stewardship of an Apostleship!
Pam and I are so thankful that the Father has entrusted to us as ambassadors of Christ the ministry and word of reconciliation.  We understand that we have been given this to carry out the hidden wisdom in a …mystery, that is, to those that He sends us to and receives us!
Romans 1:5-  Through Him ( Christ) we have received ‘grace and Apostleship’ for obedience to the faith among all nations for His name, among whom you also are the called of Jesus Christ;
I Co. 9:17-  For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward;  but if against my will, I have still been entrusted with a stewardship.
Gal. 1:15,16a-  But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb and called me through His grace, TO REVEAL HIS SON IN ME,…
Col. 1:25-  of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God which was given to me for you, TO FULFILL THE WORD OF GOD.
 
Photo: Stewardship of an Apostleship!

Pam and I are so thankful that the Father has entrusted to us as ambassadors of Christ the ministry and word of reconciliation.  We understand that we have been given this to carry out the hidden wisdom in a mystery, that is, to those that He sends us to and receives us! 

Romans 1:5-  Through Him ( Christ) we have received 'grace and Apostleship' for obedience to the faith among all nations for His name, among whom you also are the called of Jesus Christ;

I Co. 9:17-  For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward;  but if against my will, I have still been entrusted with a stewardship.

Gal. 1:15,16a-  But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb and called me through His grace, TO REVEAL HIS SON IN ME,...

Col. 1:25-  of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God which was given to me for you, TO FULFILL THE WORD OF GOD.

Just carrying on a FAMILY TRADITION!!

We are no doubt witnessing a change, No,  a “radical transformation” in the church concerning kingdom relationships, especially among leadership!  I have personally visited with at least “4” men of God the last couple of weeks, all ranging from 70-80 years old, who are not thinking about RE-Tiring, but RE-FIRING for the work of God!

I always known I had an “old-school” attitude with a “new day” alignment in the things concerning the kingdom!  I’ve always related to a generation of older men who have had their hearts opened to stay “new and fresh” in the things of God, but had the wisdom and insight to help the generation coming.  This is INVALUABLE!!

I thank God for a heritage in the gospel, family names that have been linked together through years of relationships, the Becton’s, the Dyson’s, the Glass’, the Grisham’s, the Miller’s and too many others to name that are intricately interwoven!  Right or wrong, good and bad, orthodox and unorthodox, A “wise scribe is like unto a man that is a householder, who will bring out of His treasure things new and old!”  (Mt. 13:52)

If generations are not important, tell me why so much of the Old Testament begins with the “genealogy of families, and the New Testament begins with “The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham?” (Matt. 1:1)    

The natural always precedes the spiritual!  We are now the generation of Jesus Christ, the 42nd generation, a “chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, His own special people;  that we should show forth the praises of Him who has called us out of darkness into His marvelous light.”  (I. Peter 2:9)

Isa. 58:12-  And those that be of you shall rebuild the old waste places;  and you shall raise up the foundations of many generations:  And you shall be called, “The Repairer of the Breach”, and, “The Restorer of Paths to Dwell In!”

TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!

JB