…Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting nor destruction within thy borders; but thou shalt call thy walls Salvation, and thy gates Praise. The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory. Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the LORD shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended. Thy people also [shall be] all righteous: they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified. A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation: I the LORD will hasten it in his time. (from Isaiah 60)
…And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb [is] the light thereof. And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it. And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there. And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it. And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither [whatsoever] worketh abomination, or [maketh] a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life. (from Revelation 21)
The days we live in are filled with portent. Not so much of conditions to come, but of prevailing conditions at hand and pervasive. Many unique phrases and wordings in scripture, are reflected in a mockery…a weak imitation…of the things pertaining to the Lord and His appearing. A few examples are words and phrases like “cloud” , “no boots on the ground”, “the precious blood”, etc., to name a few.
The scriptures often use the idea of a cloud, and clouds, to depict the Lord, and to depict a host, a company of individuals in whom the Lord abides. In fact, what crumb of bread can be remotely compared to the HOST of heaven, the Body of Truth? In Christ, before He was raised, dwelt all the fullness of God bodily. Now, in resurrection, it is written of Him, that in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily, AND ye are complete in Him. “Ye” are added to Him in resurrection, according to what Jesus said , “Except a seed of wheat fall to the earth and die, it abides alone. But if it fall to the earth and die, it shall bring forth much fruit”. The resurrection is the raising of the Spiritual House. When it is said the Lord shall come with the clouds of heaven…it is not speaking about water vapor. It is speaking of everyone in whom His word has proliferated and had His way. In a few places, the Lord has given us the thought of His word being comparable to the natural processes of distillation:
“…Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth. My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass: Because I will publish the name of the LORD: ascribe ye greatness unto our God. [He is] the Rock, his work [is] perfect: for all his ways [are] judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right [is] he.” ( Deuteronomy 32)
“…[There is] none like unto the God of Jeshurun, [who] rideth upon the heaven in thy help, and in his excellency on the sky. The eternal God [is thy] refuge, and underneath [are] the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy [them]. Israel then shall dwell in safety alone: the fountain of Jacob [shall be] upon a land of corn and wine; also his heavens shall drop down dew. Happy [art] thou, O Israel: who [is] like unto thee, O people saved by the LORD, the shield of thy help, and who [is] the sword of thy excellency! and thine enemies shall be found liars unto thee; and thou shalt tread upon their high places.” (Deuteronomy 33) ( It is helpfull to know who the Israel of God is)
“…Behold, God exalteth by his power: who teacheth like him? Who hath enjoined him his way? or who can say, Thou hast wrought iniquity? Remember that thou magnify his work, which men behold. Every man may see it; man may behold [it] afar off. Behold, God [is] great, and we know [him] not, neither can the number of his years be searched out. For he maketh small the drops of water: they pour down rain according to the vapour thereof: Which the clouds do drop [and] distil upon man abundantly. Also can [any] understand the spreadings of the clouds, the noise of his tabernacle? Behold, he spreadeth his light upon it, and covereth the bottom of the sea. For by them judgeth he the people; he giveth meat in abundance. With clouds he covereth the light; and commandeth it [not to shine] by [the cloud] that cometh betwixt. The noise thereof sheweth concerning it, the cattle also concerning the vapour.” (Job 36)
“…Then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a certain man clothed in linen, whose loins [were] girded with fine gold of Uphaz: His body also [was] like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude.” ( Daniel 10)
“…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.” ( Revelation 19)
For this embodiment of the living WORD in a people to be remotely compared to a “host” of bread crumb , is an abominable, mind numbing delusion. For humanity to revel in it’s corporately manufactured “cloud” of computing, is a revealing mockery to be considered. Truth is not embodied it the electronic cloud, to which so many go nowadays to find it.
Distillation lifts and refines water, thus purifying it. It then falls from the “clouds” or distills as the “dew”. This is an analogy of the way the Lord teaches. The clouds of heaven are not water vapor. They are a people, a nation born in resurrection, raised a spiritual house. To whom is the arm of the Lord revealed? Who may choose the pure waters of life? Whosoever wishes to:
“…And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely”. ( Rev 22:17 )
NO BOOTS ON THE GROUND
Daniel, a man beloved of God, a man who sought to understand, was shown many things purtaining to the “time of the end”. Among these things, it was signified to him, how that a great conflict would play out between two kingdoms, the kingdom of Media and Persia, and the king of Grecia…the WEST. Daniel saw the WEST project great power over vast distances without touching the ground, he saw it wax great, and he saw it broken in the height of it’s power. In the account, you may read of some of the host of heaven, cast down to the earthy, and the “daily” sacrifice made to cease…replaced with a substitute. The DAILY sacrifice, is PERPETUAL. It is a once only sacrifice, received and held in faith, not the desolate-making , oft repeated gluten substitute, by which many have their thinking scrambled, crucifying Christ afresh daily in effigy, and revisiting again, the open shame of the cross, which Jesus despised, and endured, for our sakes. The bread of heaven does not go into one end of a person, and out the other. It is not base and carnal. It is high and eternal. It goes in the ear, and makes it’s way out of the mouth, unaltered. The bread of heaven abides in faith, is taken in faith. It has no substitute. Paul the apostle warned early on, everywhere he spoke, speaking with tears on a subject for the space of three years. He called it “Another Jesus, another spirit, another gospel, which is not another”.
The topic of “borders” has been in the forefront of national debate for decades. A nation with no secure bounds, is not a nation for long. It is a vassal state. For all nations and peoples to be gathered together, per the scriptures, against the Lord…boundaries and borders must be dissolved. They are, and are being dissolved. A nation that has sworn it’s elected leaders to guard it from all enemies, foreign and domestic, and ignores the advent of power arising in the domestic, set to destroy it’s collective right to choose it’s own affairs, will fail. Repairing the breaches in the hen house, once the fox lives inside, is futility. If one wishes to read the thinking of a great patriot, and noted scientist, who wrote in warning to his nation, of forces bent on it’s demise, I can recommend a book. It is availabe (as yet) online free, in .pdf format. The book was written by Prof. Samuel Morse, of telegraph fame, and was published in 1835. It’s predictions have proved 100% accurate. The book’s title is “Foreign Conspiracy Against The Liberties Of The United Sates, The Numbers Of Brutus”.
“Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord [is], there [is] liberty.” [2Co 3:17 KJV]
“And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage” [Gal 2:4 KJV]
“Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” [Gal 5:1 KJV]
“While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.” [2Pe 2:19 KJV]
In our time, there is a place with borders. There is a secure nation, and secure house, a land wherein violence is not seen or heard, and who’s borders mark the end of wasting and destruction. This nation and house is destined to rule all nations with a rod of iron. This nation and house is a spiritual nation and house. Every individual of it, lives in freedom. Every individual of it, exercises his or her own mind. Every member of it chooses the good and refuses the evil. Every individual of it is an ambassador…the very kingdom in the earth, a forerunner until the fulness is unveiled. It has no physical boundaries. It is not presently of this world, though presently in it. From this nation, will the great fountains of the deep be broken open, and the clouds of heaven break forth in rain. The Kingdom of God is within you (if so be it is in you). Keep your heart with all dilligence, for out of it proceed the issues, the springing forth, of life.
When the Lord spoke, He stretched forth the heavens, hanging the earth upon nothing, holding back the face of His throne, stretching His cloud over it. All of the cosmos sprang by the word of His power, out of a space so small, that it had no measurable volume. Everything seen and known of man, all of it, was contained in it. All will go back to it. The heavens will depart, rolling together like a scroll…folded up like a used garment. That which can not be dissolved or folded up will remain…a house eternal in the heavens (2 Cor 5:1). Lest one think that the molecular is substantial, and spiritual is not…consider that of all the substance of your physical being were condensed into the smallest space it can occupy, it would be impossible to find. Indeed, all the substance of the known cosmos once occupied such a place. But that which is born of the Spirit…fades not away. It is eternal. It is substantial. The Temple of the Lord is Spiritual, and is present in the earth now. From it, shall all be revealed. It was sown a natural house. It was raised a Spiritual. If one reads the scriptures and considers the significations of the tabernacle, many things become evident. Not least among these, the fact that the farther into the core and seat of it one went, the smaller it’s footprint in the earth, and the greater it’s presence before God. Jesus, the firstborn among many brethren, was a man who you could walk around, and look Him up and down from head to toe, in a few seconds. In Him dwelt all the fulness of God bodily. The Tabernacle was a representation of Him. He was not raised up alone. The held-back throne of Job 26, one will find, is a shared throne. All the book of Revelation, a book bound to the significations of the Tabernacle, testifies to this, and to the quest of the overcomer. All who shall have found their way to this throne, will be revealed, being brough twith Him at His appearing.
Keep Your Borders