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The Lost Coin

Discussion in 'Deeper Fellowship' started by ~Cassia~, Sep 20, 2017.

  1. ~Cassia~

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    The Lost Coin~

    What is the value of an object lost? It's when that which is left is not to be content without it. That which is lost must be searched out to recover the full amount. The woman looks for the coin within her own house, carefully searching, just like the illuminating light of the Holy Spirit searches our heart if we but allow it. Recovering that part of our new nature which is lost but needs to be returned. That's the second application of this parable but it's one that is a life process.

    We are the coin lost, the prodical son and the lost sheep. That's the first application of the value that God places on us. Feeling worthless in our own eyes is just a reflection of what we have made of ourselves and not of what God has created us to be or what He can make of us. That's invaluable!!!!

    The application of the Holy Spirit to open the eyes and unblock the ears of the common sense things that Jesus taught that revealed the spiritual in everday events that would otherwise evade us. These things need searching out.

    Daniel 5:14
    "Now I have heard about you that a spirit of the gods is in you, and that illumination, insight and extraordinary wisdom have been found in you.

    John 14:26
    "But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.

    John 1:9
    There was the true Light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man.

    Hebrews 6:4
    For in the case of those who have once been enlightened and have tasted of the heavenly gift and have been made partakers of the Holy Spirit,

    Ephesians 1:18
    I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,

    John 16:13-16
    "But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. "He will glorify Me, for He will take of Mine and will disclose it to you. "All things that the Father has are Mine; therefore I said that He takes of Mine and will disclose it to you.

    1 Corinthians 4:5
    Therefore do not go on passing judgment before the time, but wait until the Lord comes who will both bring to light the things hidden in the darkness and disclose the motives of men's hearts; and then each man's praise will come to him from God.
     
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    Yes, the value that God places on each one of us is determined by the expenditure.
    In the case of God the value is that of His own life as evidenced by Christ Jesus.
    As my young fella once observed correctly, this means each person is worth more than a universe.
    With this in mind is it any wonder the Wrath of God that will be revealed against those who would harm His people?
     
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    Yes, it's amazing the scope of what God has put into this salvation for us ... the expenditure! the giving of Himself! ... the expenditure still being put in by the Holy Spirit in revealing the cardboard castles within that need to be surrendered to Him ... the gates of hell will not prevail. Christ Jesus is the cornerstone, the foundation and soon to be the unhewn stone that will crush the kingdoms of this world! The scope of what God is doing and that God has equated Christ's worth with ours is truly amazing!!

    You have a very wise young fella that is blessed with light shining in and outward. Very precious in His sight!
     
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    The journey to the other side.

    Mark 6:45
    And immediately He compelled His disciples to step into the boat and go before to the other side, toward Bethsaida, while He sent the crowd away."
    2 Corinthians 5:14
    For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died;

    Everyone of us has a journey ordained by God. Christ Jesus constrains them to take the journey after witnessing His miracle of feeding the 5000. Matthew, Mark and John all give testimony to the event. Matthew 14:22-33; Mark 14:45-52 and also in the important chapter of John 6:16-21
    Christ has one journey for His disciples, and He compells those who believe to take it. In the Christian life we need to seek out the journey which the Lord has ordained for each of us and to faithfully walk on it. The greatest mistake Christians make is believing that God has no purpose for their lives. He has assigned a place for us and it's between Him and each member of His Body to work out thru prayer, drawing nearer daily and wholeheartedly seeking His plans for your life. His is a plan to prosper not to harm. Trust Him in this.

    While still alone on the land Jesus perceived they were in trouble Mark 6:47-48 Greek-eidon, a personal consciousness that they were in trouble that led Him to go to them.

    The most standout thing for me was that Jesus had obviously taught them that whatever He could do was possible for another human to do also because as proof that He was Himself Peter needed proof that he also could walk on water. Some huge aspirations on Peter's part but there it was. Proof was in the putting his feet out to make the step. The further miracle was that Jesus put out His hand to hold him up after Peter had succumbed to circumstances by taking his eyes off Jesus. I remember a particularly trying time at church years ago where a group of us needed that saying "Don't look at the water" to sustain us to victory in our circumstances. Overcoming fear brings one directly to shore but it often takes much rowing and seemingly going nowhere until a glimps of Jesus walking by on the water compels us to invite Him into the ship with us.

    Meanwhile Jesus, during the disciples toil at sea, being the great advocate that He is, spent time alone with God in prayer. Continued prayer was His secret weapon to receiving continued anointing. In doing so He used the same methods to get and keep power that is required of His believers ......... Proof that Peter was to see much of....
    Luke 11:13, 24:49; Acts 1:4, 8:15; Ephesians 6:10-18; Jude 20-24

    "Wherefore did you doubt Peter?" Greek distazo-to waver mentally. Seen only one other place as the same doubt some disciples had at His post-resurrection visitation. Is it any wonder that in both cases that He was worshipped as God? A worship that He was not inclined to repute like the angel of Revelation was compelled to do.
     
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    The Alabaster Jar

    Assuredly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is preached in the whole world,
    what this woman has done will also be told as a memorial to her.

    WHY?

    Let's look closer at what was happening in Bethany on that day. (Matthew 26:6-13)

    Jesus was with the disciples when a woman came to Him and poured an alabaster flask of very costly fragrant oil on His head as He sat at the table. When His disciples saw it, they were indignant, saying, Why this waste? For this fragrant oil might have been sold for much and given to the poor.

    Those indignant disciples were very concerned for the cause. Jesus knew that the poor would always be among them, so why trouble the woman for not rallying to their cause?

    The good work for Him was done just for Him, no ties to causes but specifically to her personal relationship with Him that somehow intuitively knew what He needed.

    In similar fashion Mary was praised over the busyness of Martha when she sat at His feet with the other disciples to learn of Him.

    Where Christ is, there we are also, being for Him, in attendance to Him, not somewhere doing what is of the cause according to preconceived ideas that are not of God. God has what is best in mind for all of us.

    Our dedication is recognized by whether it is focused on His person or if it's focused on a cause. Is it speaking of Christ or the cause? Generally a dead giveaway as to the commitment.

    Those who condemn the commitment of those learning at His feet are generally equally verbal of being left to do all the work.
     
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    Who has beguiled you?

    Galatians 3:1-3

    Law or Faith

    3 You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? It was before your eyes that Jesus Christ was publicly exhibited as crucified! 2 The only thing I want to learn from you is this: Did you receive the Spirit by doing the works of the law or by believing what you heard? 3 Are you so foolish? Having started with the Spirit, are you now ending with the flesh?
    Galatians 3:22-29
    22 But the scripture has imprisoned all things under the power of sin, so that what was promised through faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.
    23 Now before faith came, we were imprisoned and guarded under the law until faith would be revealed. 24 Therefore the law was our disciplinarian until Christ came, so that we might be justified by faith. 25 But now that faith has come, we are no longer subject to a disciplinarian, 26 for in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith. 27 As many of you as were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28 There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to the promise.
     
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    Willingness to change is the price of progress.
    Spiritual complacency is a quiet conscience not informing us of our faults; refusal to be motivated by a higher call or fearing that further search may rob us of enjoyment of our present peace, it puts the Lord out in the cold and wet of night.
    He gives His hand to us and we must take it. No deliverence from any state of complacency is possible except by beholding a new revelation of, and entreaty of, the Lord Jesus Christ Himself.

    All that came from the Father, was first tasted by Jesus, being stored up and deposited in His Son, before sending it forth to us.

    The garments of a Christian is purity, signified by the white garment of
    Rev 3:18
    I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see.​

    Stephen was one of those delegated to care for the widows. Yes, even in the fledgling church their biggest problem was the treatment of the women. This is where the divisions of languages and racism/bigotry showed up first in the early church.

    The apostles represented the teachings, Stephen represented the caregiving.
    The apostles were the original teachers, but when the people were scattered after this incident the people of the Way became the teachers while the apostles stayed in Jerusalem. They left the "new Egypt" to go into the wilderness of the world, bringing the teaching to the end of the world.

    When he was about to be stoned he calls to the "God of Glory"
    Acts 7:2-3
    to this he replied: "Brothers and fathers, listen to me! The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham while he was still in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Haran. 'Leave your country and your people,' God said, 'and go to the land I will show you.'
    Acts 7:55-56
    But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked up to heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. "Look," he said, "I see heaven open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God."
    Colossians 1:27
    To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.​

    The highest glory of the creature is in being only a vessel, to receive and enjoy and show forth the glory of God. One can do this only as one is willing to be nothing in itself, that God may be all. Water always fills first the lowest places. The lower, the emptier a man lies before God, the speedier and the fuller will be the inflow of the divine glory.


    In his being an emptied tabernacle, Stephen was fully a representative of the bride. His eyes a fixed gaze on the heavenlies.

    2 Corinthians 3:18
    So our faces are not covered. They show the bright glory of the Lord, as the Lord's Spirit makes us more and more like our glorious Lord.​

    Stephen was fully drawn and attracted to Jesus, he was infused with His Spirit. Jesus stood from where He was seated and watched as Stephen was stoned. Stephen was a man of great learning, full of the Holy Spirit, yet the job enlisted to him was to feed the widows.

    It was the Sanhedrin, the keepers of the temple, that actually stoned Stephen. They were the ones who didn't believe in the resurection. In typology they are representative of the flesh in the material sence. They laid their cloaks at the feet of Sual, a Pharisee. The Pharisees didn't partake of the stoning, but were participants none the less. Typolologically they represent the intellect. Stephen represents the spirit in relationship to the Holy Spirit. This is the typology of the church.

    Our flesh is also typified as represented by Egypt, of which God wants us to leave so as to worship Him. The wilderness represents a reformation in which heavenly manna is fed, along with the living water brought forth from the rock, representing the soul, also not where God wants us to stay. The spirit is represented by the rest in the good land.(the good soil) ... the ushering into the kingdom of the heavenlies, ultimately the heavenly tabernacle.

    The Destination is the good land. The Word of God divides between soul and spirit, as the Word discerns the intentions of mankind. Could it be found in Egypt or the wilderness that is there for our example? Very few made it to the good land, that's a labouring of God and mankind and is required.
    He wants us to go forward to have full salvation, not just saved from Egypt or the wilderness but brought to the Kingdom on this earth. It's the true way of relating to enemies, and giants in our lives, that I think has nothing to do with materialism, or knowledge, but in the wisdom given to us to live the proper life that Jesus exemplified. Christ wasn't obsessed with anything but the Father's way in this world.
    The world hates what it can't own tho, and it didn't own Jesus. I think it's so hard to follow His example because we have the means to stay in Egypt, or we love to be fed from heaven, but we need to know how to live in the good land here on earth to make it as overcomers who can overcome the obstacles of the lust of the eye, lust of the flesh and the pride of life. The Passover of the Lamb slain remains in sight to remind us that as we eat the feast we must also be ready to leave.

    Stephen the Servant


    Our hearts should be like Stephen's
    Of whom the Apostles did ask
    Who thought that to serve not beneath him
    To him just his Godly task

    The church did appoint unto him
    The widows and orphans to feed.
    To daily distribute them bread
    Or any perhaps in need

    His life was full of God's miracles
    His anointing held people in awe
    Chosen for this faith and love for the Lord
    And God's hand on his life that they saw

    Today we may think that this strange
    Or perhaps some may think a demotion
    To just pass out bread and care for the church
    To Stephen it was his devotion

    You see Stephan was no small man
    Of great power and faith was he filled
    Not wanting to start his own ministry
    Just that which the Father had willed

    I'm sure there were those in his life
    That said, Don't they know who you are?
    A ministry of helps? A servant of others?
    Just tell them that you are a star!

    Please tell them that this is beneath you
    God's call on your life too intense
    And then if they still won't believe you
    We'll all then run to your defense

    Stephan had long since died to self
    His own will far removed
    Selfless ambition and total submission
    For the church his own martyrdom proved

    It turned out he was the first to be martyred
    for Christ his young church to die
    To be last and not first, the least and not most,
    Truly this was his heart's cry


    Now Jesus with the Father in Glory
    Yes seated at God's own right hand
    Just read for yourself at his stoning
    That Jesus himself did stand


    written by @ydouxist

    I pray that many will reach the rest in the good land that is with us now, where we will be able to conquer the giants of our lives, in the power Jesus exemplified. In livinge the kingdom life Stephen was the martyr that set the migration in motion and also the finest example of what that kingdom produces in this life now, being prepared for the rest that is to come.
     
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    STRONGHOLDS
    In everything there are 2 sides to every story. Satan has strongholds, exalted towers, that he uses on humanity to control the storms in human lives.
    The Lord has His strong tower that humanity is invited to run to to find shelter from the satan controlled storms.
    Constant vigilance, that of guarding what has been entrusted to us, our peace.

    2 Corinthians 10:3-4
    For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses.
    Psalms 9:9
    The LORD also will be a stronghold for the oppressed, A stronghold in times of trouble;
    Nahum 1:7
    The LORD is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble, And He knows those who take refuge in Him.
    Ephesians 6:13
    Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.​
     
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    In the ancient language of Davidnic

    Adan, male and female began the generations beginning with the first couple, male and female, the generations of firstborn bein counted, the seed beginning. Leaving behind the elemental the generations of Matthew 1 beginning with the generation of Jesus Christ representing mankind male and female. The particular Greek 'generation' means birth genesis.

    First Adam male and female counterpart of Christ and the church. The line of David move in a prophetic line and that of Abraham of the priestly line. Jesus contains both. Increase is thru the promise. What does the saying mean 'after ones own heart'? Was David prohibited from the temple? Deut 23:3 Did Solomon imitate Uriah in having the 1000 gods of the Hetites? Do you think God has blood on His hands? Women don't have a heart for death.

    Who was Joseph? Did he come from a line that never should have been? Do you think I read weird books? Could that be seen as a sign for celibacy rather than perpetual virginity given the facts?

    So there's a king crowned by the last God appointed priest and the line of Aaron cut off. Samuel was there as a request to God and David was there as a demand of the people. Much like divorce is given by Moses. A bloody king but who is he guilty of killing, just Urriah?

    From the earthly p.o.v. the treasure is gathered for the building of the temple. Solomon built the earthly temple. From the heavenly viewpoint Jesus with from all nations etc is building the church.
     
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    A blurp on rewards

    Rewards vs Pergatory

    Most Christians these days have an unclear view of the reward system. Many use the doctrine of pergatory to explain away what is easily rightly divided in the Word in recognition of the difference between the millenium and eternity. Like the prophets of old who couldn't see the church age in the valley when viewing eternity, so too with these 2 trains of thoughts, they can't see the valley of the millenium when viewing eternity. The prophets of old had an excuse.
    1 Peter 1:12
    It was revealed to them that they were serving not themselves but you, in regard to the things that have now been announced to you through those who brought you good news by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven—things into which angels long to look!​

    AND this is definately Not confined to any specific denominations even tho they don't term it as pergatory.

    Neither of these schools recognize the reward of the kingdom; even moreso, they do not see the suffering of the loss of the kingdom reward. Both consider all the negative points in verses refering to the rewards as referring to perdition.

    School A , believing in eternal salvation regards all the negative points of reward scripture as applying to the perdition of false believers; while school B, believing that a saved person will perish if he falls, regards these points as applying to the perdition of believers who have fallen.

    But the complete revelation of the Bible shows that these negative points refer to the suffering of the loss of the kingdom reward. God's salvation is eternal; once we obtain it, we will never lose it John 10:28-29. But we may suffer the loss of the kingdom reward, even though we still will be saved 1 Corinthians 3:8, 1 Corinthians 3:14-15.

    Hebrews 6 school A refers to those who have fallen away yet have repented in baptism, tasted of the heavenly (note John the baptist had the ministry of baptism of repentance) (not to be repeated) while Hebrews 10 school B refers to those who never believed but treated His sacrifice as a common thing and insulted the Holy Spirit. STOP your both right! But what your wrong on is the lack of discernment toward rewards~!

    Hebrews 12:28
    Therefore receiving an unshakable kingdom, let us have grace, through which we may serve God well-pleasingly with piety and fear;​

    The Hebrew believers had received the kingdom, but they risked losing the reward in the manifestation of the kingdom if they shrank back from the grace of God, from God's new covenant way.

    The kingdom in its reality is an exercise and a discipline to us Matthew 5:3, 10, 20; Matthew 7:21 in the church today whereas the kingdom in its manifestation will be a reward and an enjoyment to us Matthew 16:27; Matthew 25:21, 23 in the millennial kingdom in the coming age.

    If we take the Spirit's exercise and God's discipline in the reality of the kingdom today, we will receive the Lord's reward and enter into the enjoyment of the coming Sabbath rest Hebrews 4:9 in the manifestation of the kingdom in the coming age.
    Otherwise, we will miss the coming kingdom, we will not be rewarded with the manifestation of the kingdom at the Lord's coming back, we will have no right to enter into the glory of the kingdom to participate in Christ's reign in the millennial kingdom, and we will lose our birthright and therefore will be unable to inherit the earth in the coming age, to be the royal priests serving God and Christ in His manifested glory, and to be Christ's co-kings ruling all the nations with His divine authority Revelation 20:4, 6.

    To miss the coming kingdom and to forfeit our birthright does not mean that we will perish. It means that we will lose the reward but not our salvation. We will suffer loss but still will be saved, yet so as through fire 1 Corinthians 3:14-15.

    This is the basic concept on which all five warnings in Hebrews are given and with which they are all pervaded. All the negative points of these warnings are related to the suffering of the loss of the reward in the coming kingdom, whereas all the positive points are related to the reward and enjoyment of the kingdom. All seven epistles in Revelation 2 and 3 conclude with this same concept — the reward of the kingdom or the loss of it.

    Here's a list of scripture pertaining to rewards:
    Matthew 5:20; Matthew 7:21-23; Matthew 16:24-27; Matthew 19:23-30; Matthew 24:46-51; Matthew 25:11-13, 21, 23, Matthew 25:26-30; Luke 12:42-48; Luke 19:17, 19, Luke 19:22-27; Romans 14:10, 12; 1 Corinthians 3:8, 13-15; 1 Corinthians 4:5; 1 Corinthians 9:24-27; 2 Corinthians 5:10; 2 Timothy 4:7-8; Hebrews 2:3; Hebrews 4:1, 9, 11;Hebrews 6:4-8; Hebrews 10:26-31, 35-39; Hebrews 12:16-17, 28-29; and Revelation 2:7, 10-11, 17, 26-27; Revelation 3:4-5, 11-12, 20; Revelation 22:12.
     
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    The Purchase of the Field and the Pearl of Great Price

    Matthew 13:44-46
    “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which someone found and hid; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.
    “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls; on finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.​

    God does not sell His favors. Whoever the original owners were it is apparent they were willing to sell. God's favors come in the form of gifts.

    Isaiah 55:1
    Ho, everyone who thirsts,
    come to the waters;
    and you that have no money,
    come, buy and eat!
    Come, buy wine and milk
    without money and without price.
    Revelation 22:17
    The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.”
    And let everyone who hears say, “Come.”
    And let everyone who is thirsty come.
    Let anyone who wishes take the water of life as a gift.​

    The Field= the world ( Matthew 13:38)
    The man = the Son of man ( Matthew 13:37)
    The Treasure= the people who represent God (Exodus 19:3-5, Matthew 21:43)

    Matthew 13:1-2 tells us that the first set of parables in this chapter were given to the multitudes, but in these last parables of the chapter He had dismissed the crowds and it becomes apparent that Jesus was speaking to His disciples only. Matthew 13:36

    Let`s look at the field- Romans 9-11 shows that Israel is still is hidden waiting to be brought out of hiding and into the will of God. It was after His rejection by the Jews that Jesus spoke of `the Church``

    While the church is the product of His Sufferings ... it is the pearl of GREAT PRICE. Romans 5:8, Matthew 13:45-46
    Christians are the " riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints Ephesians 1:18

    He found one pearl ... One body Ephesians 4:4 ... One in Christ Galatians 3:28 Every member is exhorted to guard that unity.

    1 Corinthians 12:12-13, 20
    For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.
    20 As it is, there are many members, yet one body.​

    The great worth is found in the medium thru which His glory is revealed unto eternity.

    " Unto you who beleiveth is the preciousness"
     
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    Ahab lived in an ivory house and sat on an ivory throne.

    1 Kings 22:39
    Now the rest of the acts of Ahab, and all that he did, the ivory house which he built and all the cities that he built, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?
    1 Kings 10:18
    Moreover the king made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid it with pure gold.

    Again from 1 Kings 22 we see GOD's Throne and them that stand at His right hand and at His left hand.

    1 Kings 22:19
    Then Micaiah said, "Therefore hear the word of the LORD: I saw the LORD sitting on His throne, and all the host of heaven standing by, on His right hand and on His left.
    Stephen saw Jesus standing at the right hand of God when He talked about God's House.

    Acts of the Apostles 7:48-56 "However, the Most High does not dwell in temples made with hands, as the prophet says:
    Heaven is My throne,
    And earth is My footstool.
    What house will you build for Me? says the LORD,
    Or what is the place of My rest?
    Has My hand not made all these things?
    "You stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears! You always resist the Holy Spirit; as your fathers did, so do you. Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? And they killed those who foretold the coming of the Just One, of whom you now have become the betrayers and murderers, who have received the law by the direction of angels and have not kept it."
    When they heard these things they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed at him with their teeth.
    But he, being full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God,
    and said, "Look! I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!"
    Paul also spoke of God not dwelling in temples

    Acts of the Apostles 17:23-25
    God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands. Nor is He worshiped with men's hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things.
    Therefore, since we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone, something shaped by art and man's devising. Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent,
    because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead."​
    If we are to persist in our overcoming the world, the devil, the flesh we will also be where He is, NOW sitting on the throne and us WITH Him. Can you feel it?

    Revelation 3:21
    To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.​

     
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