We have entered into the beginning of the 7th prophetic day “kingdom age” and it begins with the “marriage supper of the Lamb.”
The “seventh day” refers to the 7th “one thousand year period” or the “seventh millennium” since Adam. Biblical study reveals that there were four millennia between Adam and Christ Jesus and two millennia between Christ and this current season of the beginnings of the third millennium since Christ Jesus. Therefore, prophetically speaking, we are in the 3rd day since Christ and the 7th day since Adam.“But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 2 Pet 3:8 NKJV.”
The Call to Come
In Rev. 3:20 (AMP): Jesus is standing at the door and knocking at the end of the church age. He comes and speaks to each individual Christian’s heart, “I stand at the door and knock, if any man hears my voice and opens the door I will come in and sup with him and he with me.”
Jesus has just finished speaking to the last of the 7 churches, the church at Laodicea which comes at the end of 2000 years or 2 spiritual days of church history.
The condition of the last days church is seen in what they say, “You say you are rich and in need of nothing” but in reality Jesus says, “but I say, You are poor, blind and naked which really is a state of a new born babe. (Rev 3:17 AMP).
At the end of the church age and the beginning of the 3rd day Kingdom age, the church is full of knowledge and prosperity, “You say you are rich and need of nothing.” Yet, Jesus says you don’t see your true spiritual condition as mere babes in true spiritual need of Kingdom reality.
A Need to Repent
So powerful is this truth of their spiritual condition that Jesus comes and offers a way out of this spiritual condition. Rev.3:18 AMP: “I counsel you to buy from Me gold that has been heated red hot and refined by fire so that you may become truly rich; and white clothes [representing righteousness] to clothe yourself so that the shame of your nakedness will not be seen; and healing salve to put on your eyes so that you may see.”
Jesus is standing in His end time church at the end of the church age and beginning of the Kingdom age with the same message he began to preach when He was on the earth, “Repent, the Kingdom of God is at hand.”
He speaks to the last day’s church, in Revelation 3:19 AMP, that true repentance must come forth to enter fully into the Kingdom of God reality. Jesus says “Those whom I [dearly and tenderly] love, I rebuke and discipline [showing them their faults and instructing them]; so be enthusiastic and repent [change your inner self—your old way of thinking, your sinful behavior—seek God’s will].
He Stands At the Door and Knocks
Beloved, we now see a prophetic picture of Jesus and His church. He is standing at the door of his church at the end of the church age outside the door of each one’s heart with an invitation to repent and then offers us a way out and up to full grown maturity in Him.
In Revelation 3:20, He gives an invitation not to the lost and unsaved, but to the “lost sheep” of the house of God as he did in Matthew chapter 10.
At the end of Revelation 3, He invites those who will hear to enter a divine shift and change in their relationship with him. He invites them into the marriage supper of the Lamb.
This invitation is for the Lord to come in a new and deeper kingdom reality in the hearts of those who say, “Yes.” Then He will come with fire to complete the work of God that He began in those that have let him in. Phil 1:6 NKJV says, “Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.”
For Jesus to finish that work in us, He is now bringing about a divine shift, a divine work of His glory to be seen in His full grown sons and daughters. This shift begins in Revelation 3:20. Jesus changes the focus of his attention from the 7 churches to the “one person” who has an opportunity to respond to his knock.
The Lord Jesus has come to stand in the midst of the 7 churches at the end of the church age to bring about a paramount change. He desires to change our spiritual position from operating from under the powers and principalities of darkness in the air. He is causing us to rise up in the “air” as a man-child to displace those powers of darkness. He is causing those who respond to retake the spiritual ground and position of dominion that Adam lost in the garden.
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2. Are We Known by Him? By Duane Stewart
Kingdom truth, as understood by a revelation from God, is available unto all those who seek to know the truth concerning the fullness of God.
Revelation, as it comes from God, is spiritual enlightenment and gives understanding to a people concerning the mysteries that God purposed for each time and season. The former secrets of God’s kingdom, which remained hidden, are now becoming the order of the day, which is the kingdom day of God on earth.
In knowing these former mysteries, a people, a remnant called a first-fruits company is now ascending into a higher spiritual order and dimension in God. A dimension that releases this remnant into a fuller measure of that which is in Christ. This Christ, Jesus the head, has ascended back into the Father and has put all things beneath His feet. Truth now opens the door for his remnant people to enter into these same heavenly places as they follow Him.
Why do we need to follow Him?
Because we know that, He and He alone is the Way to the fullness of salvation. This is salvation on a higher level, which speaks of much more than forgiveness of past sins. It speaks of a change from that which is carnal and fleshly into that which is spiritual, and a coming into the fullness that fulfills God’s plan and purpose for creation. When speaking of salvation, are we speaking of a church going man who lives after the lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes and the pride of life or do we speak of the man, who through the cross, becomes obedient to Christ and Christ life alone?
There is in the world today an organizational structure proclaiming to be the church, the structure of God in which He chooses to reveal Himself. However, in this self-proclaimed structure there lies the root of deception that deceives many people. This system moves in a form of godliness that denies the very power of God. It portrays itself to be God’s purpose in the earth while being a stranger to God and His true ways. In being strangers to God, Jesus has declared that He does not even know them. Matt. 7:21-23, “Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name, cast out demons in your name, and done many wonders in your name? And then I will declare to them, I never knew you; depart from me, you who practice lawlessness!”
Here Jesus warns against self-deception and a mere verbal profession of His lordship without obedience to the will of God. This word “knew” in the above scripture has the meaning of “to know (by experience, or effort); to acquire knowledge, become acquainted with; hence, to come or get to know, learn, perceive”. Therefore, by people calling us Christians alone, that is not the desire of God for our lives. It is possible for a self-deluded person to exercise a ministry while using the authority of the scriptures and the name of Jesus without walking in genuine, obedient discipleship. Getting to “know” Him requires a people to exercise a walk of discipline through obedience to God’s will and His purpose.
What is a disciple?
The scripture reveals for us the requirements of those who desire to be Christ disciples. Luke 14:26-27 declares a need to leave all to follow Him. “If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. And whoever does not bear his cross and come after me cannot be my disciple”. A disciple must subordinate all earthly relationships to a loyalty to Christ above all else. Jesus’ remark above is an example of Hebrew hyperbole to emphasize the subject discussed. To hate one’s family is therefore not a command or statement of fact but a way of expressing the importance of allegiance to God. A disciple must die to self-centeredness and be willing to endure suffering and even martyrdom if necessary.
To deny self is not to assume some false, external asceticism, but to put the interests of the kingdom of God first in one’s life.
Such sacrifice results in eternal life and the fullest experience of kingdom life now. Mark 10:29-30, “So Jesus answered and said, Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands for My sake and the gospel’s, who shall not receive a hundredfold now in this time–houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions – and in the age to come, eternal life”.
Thus, discipleship becomes the prerequisite of coming into the place of truly knowing Him.
As we respond to God in obedience, we become familiar with His nature as obedience brings change to our natures. The changing of our nature begins the manifestation of His will, His mind, His emotions and His desires through us. Obeying the Father was supremely important to Jesus.
Obedience is the response of faith to any instruction from God. Jesus taught that true faith always manifest itself in obedience to the revealed will of God. Christian living results from seeking and knowing His will and then doing it in faith. Jesus motivated His disciples to live righteously by emphasizing that such living comes from the heart through faith, with love and in trust, more than through observance of an external code of ethics.
True righteous actions only proceed from the heart of a new life reborn in Christ.
As we walk in God’s desired obedience, the Father, through the Holy Spirit, comes into that intimate relationship with us that will establish us in the place of Him knowing us. This knowledge is the result of desiring what he desires, having a will that agrees with and yields to His will, having the mind of Christ as it rest in the Fathers will and purpose and responding emotionally to every situation and circumstances even as He would respond.
This is not just an intellectual knowing of Him and Him knowing of us, but a life-style of manifesting that which He is to the entire world. Herein, we begin to see the kingdom of God establishing itself in the world as all men begin to see Him in His appearing (head with His many member body). With this we agree, come quickly Lord Jesus that we might see your kingdom in all its glory.
God’s Seasons of Revelation
God, in His times and seasons, reveals Himself to His people according to that which He has purposed for that certain season. Remember, that He is a God that continually manifest increase and likewise desires continual increase in His people. We are never to remain encamped in one area of understanding, but to move on in Him as each season reveals itself for God’s immediate purpose.
Is not this the season for the manifestation of His kingdom on the earth?
His kingdom will be a manifestation and will reveal the stature of the fullness of the Christ in His people. Beginning with the first-fruits remnant and a continual harvesting until the completion of the whole harvest.
Ask yourself this question, do I know Him or just about Him? Does He know who I am because of faithfulness and obedience? It is surely the season when He shall know us and us Him in the manifestation of His appearing.
Rev. 22:1-5, “And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits [divine governmental nature manifesting in and through His people], the tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall serve Him. They shall see His face and His name [nature] shall be on their foreheads. There shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of sun, for the Lord God gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever”.
Thus, a reigning people spiritually matured to leave behind all the influences of the natural realm. These fulfilled people are now living in the spiritual realm, the light of God is in them and manifesting through them. These are establishing God’s kingdom upon the earth because he knows them and they are one with Him. In this we say amen, come quickly.
A Voice of Gathering Saints
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