… AN APPRAISAL OF THE UNFATHOMABLE HONOR OF BECOMING AN INHABITANT OF GOD.
Every man is actually called to journey unto the end and to a beginning called God. While doing so, every man would end up using one light or the other, carrying out one exploit under the sun or beyond the sun.
Every man’s experience with light (secrets) would either end up being likable to that of the courts of the gentiles, or of the outer court, or of the holy place or of the most holy place. Also, all men born and unborn would eventually be rewarded according to which of these lights they lived by, how far they migrated to the finish with these lights, and chief amongst them would be those who would end up using the very light in God and of God; THE LIGHT OF THE GOD’S GLORY.
- Eccl. 11:7 Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes (of our understanding/heart) to behold the sun (of righteousness). Emphasis is mine
So the administration of light remains the most serious project that the godhead has and perhaps would ever undertake. Before God would unveil the world to come (the new heaven and the new earth), the souls of some believers must secure their lots in him and thereby attain His rest (Heb 4).
Way back in the Old Testament, God started putting in place a spiritual order and governance that would make up the new earth which is hidden in God(). God raised kings and righteous men that desired to partake of much more of the secrets of God, but they couldn’t because the secrets (lights) governing such belonged to a later generation (Matt. 13:11/Heb. 11:39-40). Their eyes and ears were not allow to feast on the declarations of glorious things concerning the city of God (Matt. 13:16-17/Ps 87:3). They would someday be greatly consoled to know what it means to be a king with the glory of the new earth (Rev. 21:24), having secured a stature that some believers who had a greater opportunity would fall short of.
- Jn. 3:31 He that cometh from above (Jesus) is above all: he that is of the earth (John) is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all (including the present heavens – Heb. 7:26e).
So God continues to suffer long! He knows fully well that it has been over 2,000 years since GREAT GRACE and ABUNDANT MERCY has been made available to believers who are meant to leverage a greater light concerning their perfection; concerning their completion of an overcoming course/syllabus that wasn’t given to old faithful.
God as a loving father feels the vacuum of those who are yet to take their lot in Him (Jn. 14:2-3) in the new heavens, which is the city of God and New Jerusalem – the city that God would inhabit forever and ever (Rev. 21:1-3) The recruitment of a critical mass of overcomers of faith and overcomers of love that would bear the name (nature) of the Son (i.e. Christ’s Faith) and also bear the name (nature) of the Father (i.e. God’s Love) is still ongoing. God still has abodes and abiding places (so called mansions) within him, many of which lies unoccupied, and believers are keeping him waiting! God has shared an aspect of the celestial with glorious angels but wants to share the original one that he hid in him (Eph. 3:9/Col. 1:26) with his glorious sons.
Our Lord Jesus has taken His place in God, his holy apostles have also taken their place as pillars in God and in the city of God (Rev. 3:12/21:14). A few Known and unknown believers over the centuries have also taken their place in God, but there remains vast abodes/realms of life unoccupied in God, despite the availability today of the knowledge of glory that guarantees such.
- Rev. 3:12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of (the new) heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.
Our migration into and through the light of faith into the light of love can only begin when we agree that the only light that can satisfy us is not of this present creation but of the new creation which resides in God. Nothing that our natural eyes can see or desire can satisfy us – Solomon confirmed this with tears (Eccl. 1:8/2:10). NOTHING BUT THE LIGHT GOD GAVE JESUS – THROUGH A PERIOD OF THREE DECADES CAN MAKE US GOD’S, AND ALSO POSITION US TO GIVE GOD TO MEN. NOTHING BUT THE FAITH OF GOD THAT LATER BECAME THE FAITH OF THE SON, AND THE LOVE OF GOD THAT LATER BECAME THE LOVE OF CHRIST CAN FULLY FILL (FULFILL) OUR SOULS.
Once self-satisfaction becomes the need of a man, sin becomes a way of life!