Jesus, as God’s pattern Son, has been placed before us by the Father, that we might likewise become even as He was while on earth. That is, for humanity to become even as purposed by God, a spiritually mature creation. This is saying that Christ’ body of people, the remnant of God, is to progressively and spiritually mature into the likeness of the pattern Son.

This speaks to us of the need to move beyond the realms or orders of carnal man and his religious philosophies, rituals and programs. This points and declares that mans need is to seek God first. To receive an anointing to fulfill the ministry of the Christ (head and body) concerning God’s kingdom from within.

Matt. 4:23 states, “And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people”.

Let us consider that God’s primary dealings among the children of Israel were from a natural standpoint to a natural minded people. Even today, God’s basic purpose among the church is to continue meeting the needs of natural man’s makeup because man is still subject to sin, sickness and disease. That is, a knowing that the needs that exist among them results as sickness and disease continue to affect the realm of the church.

Meanwhile, the ministry of the gospel of the kingdom is purposed to prepare a people, God’s remnant, to inherit the spiritual fullness of God’s eternal purpose. This purpose is to establish God’s kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. God’s desire is to prepare His temple (His body of people) for His dwelling place. His people are to be His temple, which is the dwelling place of His glory and rest.

The existing need that continues among the Christian communities church orders of today is, to receive a revelation of God’s glorious kingdom. A revelation, which reveals the need to move from the in-part realm of the church into the fullness of Christ, His kingdom.

Peter states clearly that there is a need for man to receive and administrate, under Christ, this glorious kingdom of God. God’s kingdom is not purposed to be administrated by the carnal church orders as we have known it today.

But, God’s descending kingdom will only be administered by those who manifest the throne-room order of the Holy of Holies. “Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us, they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.” 1 Peter 1:12.

Those things revealed, as stated in the above scripture, declare of things unveiled and visible to the spiritual eye and then to be ministered. Thus, the need to see, receive and become. By the becoming thereof, the enablement is to announce a joyful message having regard to the matter announced. The enablement is that of the Holy Spirit, the power from on high, which includes all the gifts that come with Him as He came from God.

Friends, does this requirement, as coming from God, encourage us to move beyond the normal comfortable rituals of today’s lukewarm church to become firebrands for the sake of God’s kingdom? That is, to become that for which God has purposed for this generation, this time and season which declares that the kingdom of God is come. “How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard Him; God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will”. Heb. 2:3-4.

Again, let’s consider this truth; while the church, is experiencing a time of having great needs, it becomes necessary for them to not only see Him, but to become God’s witness. That is witnesses of His signs, wonders and miracles that are to touch the minds and bodies of the rest of humanity.

Included among these mighty manifestations in the natural realm, the greater need and eternal manifestation is of a soul restored into that, which had a beginning in and from God. That is, a “living-soul”, a vessel that now stands in God’s presence unashamed, manifesting the nature of Christ unto all the earth.

This speaks to us of a people moving beyond the natural realms of carnal man’s thinking into the spiritual realms of God so the “fullness of times” might appear from within them.

This appearing is to establish God’s eternal kingdom, which is His nature in man here on the earth. “…Our Father which art in heaven [invisible realm], hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done in earth [visible realm] as it is in heaven”. Matt. 6:9-10.

The key for humanity, that which opens for man the heavenlies, is the resurrection of a dead fallen soul back into that “living-soul” as it came forth from God in the beginning.

Heb. 2:4, as stated above speaks of signs, wonders and divers miracles along with the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Herein, these gifts are made available to God’s remnant people and are a power source that not only changes a vessel but also enables that same vessel to release the needed changes unto the world around about him.

While the gifts of the Holy Spirit anoint the vessel and releases him into manifesting the supernatural, meanwhile sicknesses and diseases of the natural man’s body continue. But only until a knowing that a greater than this in-part ministry is now among us. This is saying to us that the coming forth of a people through the processes of progressive change has come.

These changed people are now being resurrected in their soul to manifest the nature of Christ. This means that the remnant of God’s first-fruits harvest is now able to respond to and manifest the will, the mind, the emotions and the desires of God only. They shall no longer be bound to the fallen dead soul of the natural carnal man realm, but they are being resurrected into the throne-room authority of God, even as the first born son, who is now seated with the Father in His throne. “To him that overcomes [the fallen soul, the sin nature, the desires of the flesh] will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in His throne”. Rev. 3:21.

Unto these overcomers, along with the Apostle Paul there has been laid up for them a crown of righteousness. It is through these overcomers that the kingdom of God will flow from within their soul as a mighty river of life. A people who are no longer satisfied with the natural expressions of the natural orders of man, but are now enabled to express and manifest the supernatural nature of God from within.

“For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us. Now he which established us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God; who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts [the living soul]”. 2 Cor. 1:20-22.

This speaks of a God that has purposed and promised unto a people, that by the Spirits indwelling within, He resurrects our hearts, our souls, to a time of being sealed. Herein the operation of this Holy Spirit has pledged to bring forth the fulfillment of these promises.

Can we the people of this generation, a remnant of this day, hear the call of God to come forth? Is God not willing to release revelation concerning His mysteries for the fulfilling of each mystery?

This is a people who are coming into this knowing that the “fullness of times” is upon them, a time to come forth into the full measure of their inheritance and the manifested nature of God into their earth, their bodies.

Eph. 1:9-14 states, “Having made known unto us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He hath purposed in Himself; in the dispensation of the fullness of times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth; even in Him: In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of Him Who works all things after the counsel of His own will: That we should be to the praise of His glory, who first trusted in Christ. In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: In whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise, which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of His glory”.

The earnest, the pledge by God given unto us is as we receive the gift of the new nature. This pledge of God’s gift differs from any ordinary pledge. That is to say, this is the coming forth of our inheritance, obtaining all that Jesus Christ has purchased for us.

Thus, a people are coming forth that are to fulfill the prayer of Jesus Christ when He asked the Father to restore back to Him the glory which He had in the Father before the beginning of mankind. This glory is a glory of like kind that is also to be manifest through Christ body.

Has the fullness of times come? Is it now upon us? If it is upon us, then the purchased possession is now to become ours, in Him, so that His glory is now in us. That is to say, that which is of the heavens, the fruit of the Christ seed planted within, is to come forth in the earth, our bodies as the manifest sons of God’s kingdom.

Therefore, come forth young men come forth. Is it not time to establish God’s kingdom on the earth?

Duane Stewart
A Voice for the Gathering Saints

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