THE LORD COMETH
If you do a search for the phrase, “the Lord cometh”, the following is what is found:
[Isa 13:9 KJV] 9 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.
[Isa 26:21 KJV] 21 For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.
[Isa 30:27 KJV] 27 Behold, the name of the LORD cometh from far, burning [with] his anger, and the burden [thereof is] heavy: his lips are full of indignation, and his tongue as a devouring fire:
[Joe 2:1 KJV] 1 Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for [it is] nigh at hand;
[Mic 1:3 KJV] 3 For, behold, the LORD cometh forth out of his place, and will come down, and tread upon the high places of the earth.
[Zec 14:1 KJV] 1 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee.
[Jde 1:14 KJV] 14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,
Nowhere in the verses do any of the prophets or of the apostles make any indication of the affairs of man kind and of the world being smoothed over and life in this world made easier. Yet the expectation of Christianity is just that. Jesus will supposedly come again as a man, sit on a chair in Jerusalem, restore the Hebrews and regulate flesh. This Hebrew centric flesh and blood misconception preexisted the coming of Christ, it has found it’s way into the thinking of Christianity, where it persists to this day. It is clearly on display in the post resurrection journey of Cleopas and his companion as they left Jerusalem for Emmaus. Jesus had spoken clearly and warned the disciples to take heed of the doctrine of the Pharisees, and of the Sadducees, and the Scribes, and of Herod. But this doctrine found place in them, and small wonder. They, the aforementioned trustees of the delivered oracles of God, neither kept them or understood them. Jesus Himself said to them, that they search the scriptures, and in them, think they have eternal life, and they are they that testify of Christ. And they do not come to Him that they might have life. Consider carefully the state of mind of these two disciples heading for Emmaus. As Jesus drew alongside them, he observed that their conversation and manner was sad. Jesus asked them why? They asked Jesus if He was a stranger and had not heard of the things that had recently happened. Jesus knew. But He asked them, what things? They went on to explain that they had expected certain things of Jesus, but that these things never came to pass, as the chief priests and their rulers had delivered Him to be condemned, and they had crucified Him. Jesus said to them, oh fools and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken. Aught not He to have suffered these things, and to have entered into His glory? Then beginning at Moses, and all the prophets, Jesus expounded to them what all these had said concerning Him.
The effects of the great misconception can be seen in the disciples in several places. Once the mother of James and John came to Jesus asking a thing of Him, that He would grant that when He came into His kingdom, He would grant that her two sons would sit on His right hand, and His left. Jesus told them they did not know what they were asking. They were thinking Jesus would soon be sitting in the seat of power in Jerusalem, driving out the Romans, and reuniting the fractured tribes. They were entertaining in their minds, where their place would be in all this. They had no clue how that Jesus must suffer, be betrayed and murdered, be raised and glorified. What Jesus would do was no mere rearrangement of civil and religious structure and authority. It is an entirely new creation which will be created in His resurrection, and will in the time of the Father, be revealed fully. When the other ten apostles understood what James and John were after, they were moved with indignation against James and John. They too, apparently, had the same misconception. Jesus went on to expound that they way they thought it would be, is not the way it will be “…But Jesus called them [unto him], and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many”.
Again, there came a time that Jesus was tempted of the Pharisees and Sadducees to show them a sign from heaven. Jesus called them hypocrites, saying they could look at the sky and predict the weather, but did not know how to discern the signs of the time they lived in. In other words, in asking a sign from heaven, they were revealing their blindness to the spiritual signs that were already there. After this, Jesus again warned the disciples to take heed and beware of the leaven, the doctrine, of the Pharisees and Sadducees. These false teachers were the product of, and perpetuation of all the misconception about Christ. Having just rebuked these frauds, Jesus did a spectacular thing. He taught by asking questions. The answers one gives to the questions reveal whether one lives in the misconceptions of the “experts”, or in the truth revealed from heaven. Jesus first asked who do men say I am? Every answer arises out of the misconception. Some say John the Baptist. Some say Elijah. And some say Jeremiah, or one of the prophets. Then Jesus asked, who do you say I am? Peter gave the answer that Jesus was looking for, but never in any way had Jesus coerced it. Peter said, “you are the Christ, the Son of the Living God”. Jesus said that flesh and blood did not reveal this, but the Father. And Jesus declared that upon this revelation in the individual, from the Father, would Jesus build His church. The body of Christ today, is the ground and pillar of the truth, in whom the Lord abides in His fullness. A spiritual house built in resurrection. Not a house built with men’s hands or intellect. The misconceptions of flesh and blood have no part in it. Then Jesus charged the disciples that they show no man that He was the Christ. That belongs to the Father.
After this, Jesus began to tell the disciples that He must suffer, be betrayed, crucified, and raised the third day. And again the great misconception rears it’s ugly head. Peter began to rebuke Jesus and say that this will never happen to Him. This scenario Jesus expounded, did not fit the idea of Jesus taking over Jerusalem and entering into power sharing with Peter and the rest. Jesus immediately identified the root of the doctrine. Jesus, turning, said, “Get behind me Satan, you are an offense to me. You do not savor the things of God, but of man”. This deep seeded misconception held by the Jews, the first disciples, and most of so-called Judeo-Christianity, has not changed in thousands of years. It denies what Jesus has accomplished, missing it all together. It sets up the likelihood of the religious world flocking to whatever comes along and fits the mold in their mind, of who Christ is, and what He will do. But as cited in the opening of this writing, all the prophets declare a very different picture of the Lord’s coming than the religious world embraces. And having sternly rebuked the thinking that was in Peter at that time, Jesus went on to take Peter, James and John up into a mountain alone. A mountain is often a figure of the Father in scripture. In this experience which has come to be called the Mount of Transfiguration, Jesus is revealed in the Glory of the Father, together with Moses and Elijah, figures of the law and the prophets. Peter, not knowing what else to say, suggests they build three tabernacles. One for Jesus, one for Moses, one for Elijah. The Father speaks in the Glory, “This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him”. The law and the prophets were not there as co heirs with Christ, but witnesses. But here is the beauty of it…the individuals Moses and Elijah, were there, by faith, revealed as co heirs in the Glory. What must their appearance have been, such that Peter suggested three tabernacles? Indeed, it says we, the household of faith, are joint heirs together with Christ in all the fullness of God. This experience was given these three men to dispel the misconceptions about Christ and His appearing. Peter later wrote in his epistles of the experience, in which all who were present in the Glory were changed, and in writing of it, Peter said they beheld the power and coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. Paul also wrote of this, and all may read of it in First Corinthians 15 (and other places).
Virus and Receptors…great signs of the times.
The present situation in the world is not mere current events. The Crown-Eating Virus heralds great deception. Because they receive not the love of the truth, God shall send strong delusion that they should believe a lie. The word “delusion” means “straying and wandering about”. Particularly in a mental sense. Jesus, asked about His unveiling, said, “For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one [part] under heaven, shineth unto the other [part] under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day. But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation. And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all”. I suppose that the severity of this great sign of our times mirrors the severity of the consequences of humanity embracing so much deception and falsehood. Lying and deceiving, greed and power, vengeance, pride and arrogance…all of the worst possible traits of humanity are at the forefront and unopposed by the world.
Being a carpenter and laborer, it is impossible for me to say much in any detail about how a virus works. But I encourage everyone to make a study of it. The scriptures are full of the spiritual fruit of what a virus represents. In short, to capitalize upon a misconception that exists in the minds of individuals, by understanding the misconception (if not in fact being party to creating it in the first place) and gaining access to the mind by manufacturing the outward appearance of fitting and satisfying the preexisting expectation, like making a key to fit a lock. The fact that this great sign comes named as a Crown, encourages me to take heed of the leaven of everything out there. The mind of Christ is the crown of life. Christ in you is the hope of glory. Not Christ coming from somewhere, or in this or that place, this or that “ministry’, the desert or the secret places, nor any such. Not Christ in “anointed” churches, pastors, elders nor any such. CHRIST IN YOU. I do firmly believe and know, that all that call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. The Lord is merciful beyond comprehension. But there is far more and far higher forms of being in resurrection, that what the scriptures call the “common” salvation. Concerning the Lord’s coming and appearing, there are two possibilities for me. I will be either a spectator, or a participant. If, according to the Word of God, when He appears, He will bring us with Him, in order for that to unfold, we must be with Him now. Spiritual truth is foolishness to flesh. But the truth is, the Temple of the Lord is in the earth now, and He in it. The Kingdom of God is within you now, as surely as the orchard is in the seed. The closing chapter of the scriptures warn that nothing change the pattern, the “DNA”, if you will, of Christ in you. A seed , once formed, has no business trying to alter the world. It’s task is not to let the world alter it. The knowledge of Christ in you is precious. It did not come from the world. It came from the Father.
[Rev 22:10-21 KJV]
And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand. He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward [is] with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. Blessed [are] they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. For without [are] dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, [and] the bright and morning star. 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. For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and [from] the things which are written in this book. He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [be] with you all. Amen.