THE LORD AND HIS CHRIST
BY: SCOTT PARIS
APRIL 26, 2004
“The seventh angel (messenger) sounded, and there was great voices in heaven, saying, ‘the kingdoms of this world are become the kingdom of our Lord and his Christ’” (Rev. 11:15)
“Why do the nations rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us” Psalms 2:1-3 (Christ and anointed are synonymous, only Jesus was THE CHRIST. He said, “I am the Vine, and you are the branches.” He is the Trunk – the tree, we the branches on the Trunk). His life flows through us – the same divine life, anointing.
Beloved, we are in the days of the seventh trumpet sounding. Nations of the world are hearing the sound of His voice. They have begun to arise from sleep. There is a stirring among God’s people as they hear His voice proclaiming His majesty, His Royal Sovereignty, shared already with First Begotten Son (Col. 1:15-20). We are chosen to share with Him also in all that He is. “We are heirs of God, and joint heirs with Christ.” Joint heirs, means equal heirs. If you are a joint heir, or a co-heir, then you are an equal heir of the whole.
“Great voices in heaven?” Yes, this is in the heavenlies, even as we walk on terra firma. The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdom of our Lord (Jesus), and His Anointed, the “many sons whom He brings to glory” (Heb. 2).
Annas, the high priest (Acts 4:6), and his kinsmen in charge of the temple religious order came against Peter, and the disciples intending to stop them from proclaiming Jesus and His resurrection. For Peter and John had performed a notable miracle of healing of a man, and that no one could deny. After warning them, they let them go for fear of the crowd.
The church came together and in unison lifted their voice to God, and said, “Lord you are God, who made heaven and earth, and the sea, and all that is in them: Who by the mouth of your servant David has said, ‘Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things?’ The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ.“ (Acts 4: 24-26)
In these verses the “body of Christ,” the church, confirmed that Jesus is Lord and His Body is the Anointed, and in their corporate consciousness of being the Lord’s Anointed. Great power and glory was upon them, and they went forth conquering and to conquer, majestically. And great reverence was upon the people.
In this day of the revelation of Christ, He has drawn back the veil that has concealed Him from people. Our deepest need today, as always has been of mans need, a crying out for greater light from the Father. The Seed of God birthed us into a higher order than angels. “The angels desire to look into this glad tidings preached to you with the Holy Spirit sent down from heaven.“ (1 Pet. 1:12)
Being birthed of the Seed of God places us in a higher order of species than the Adam man that God created from the “dust of the earth.” By inspiration the Psalmist asks a legitimate question: “What is man, that you are mindful of him? And the son of man, that you visit him? For you have made him a little lower (inferior) than the angels, and have crowned him with glory and honor.
You made him to have dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet.” Ps. 8:4-6
Created man was made a little lower, or inferior than angels (Elohiym-god), but Christ, the Firstborn Son of God-Who called himself and His body, the “Son of Man” (John 5: 27, plus other places).
The Son reduced Himself to the Son of Man that we may comprehend Him, giving us the Holy Spirit to comprehend his ineffable greatness, and commune with Him on His high Spirit plane. He has caught us up into His plane of incorruptible spiritual advancement.
Our Father has a nobler spiritual objective for us than dying and going to heaven! Putting on His incorruption with a demonstration of immortality on the earthly plane. (1 Pet. 1: 3-5)
We are aware that writers of scripture directly attribute salvation to our Father, and His Son. They assuredly picture the fullness and triumph of Father’s saving grace and truth. We humbly revel in His bountiful riches of love, mercy and grace; and also the blessed truth of our Father exalting us to be “The Lord’s Christ,” and “Heirs of God, and joint heirs with Christ.”
Beloved, what a calling and choosing this is to son-ship, and enthroning us to sit with Him in the heavens! (Eph. 2:6) Though everyone cannot hear this, as there is “famine for the hearing of the word of God,” and a want of His presence.
“If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature, the old things passed away behold, all things have become new” (2 Cor. 5: 17)
This says that we have had an absolute inner change! A metamorphosis!
Those of the “Lord’s Body,” are “The Lord’s Christ” and Jesus is Lord. We are conscious of a deep and glorious change, even translation within, where there is no duality.
The Lord brings to our attention that Paul’s term, “Christ Jesus” has the meaning of Him in His glorified form, and synonymous of Him and His Christ body, Him and His corporate body. The spirit Christ resides in us, and we are nearer to the Lord than the disciples walking with Jesus in His physical form.
After His resurrection, Christ “appeared in another form to two of them, as they walked and went into the country.” Mark 16:12
In Luke 24:15, 16, “Jesus himself drew near (the two believers walking), and went with them. But their eyes were restrained that they should not know him.”
When they came to their destination, “They constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent, and he went in to tarry with them. And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it and broke, and gave to them.
And their eyes were opened, and they knew him, and he vanished out of their sight.“ (Luke 24:16, 29-31)
Today Christ appears in “another form” to unsuspecting ones, the eyes of the Lord’s dear ones may be “restrained that they should not know Him.” But in “the breaking the bread” our eyes are opened, and we know Him. He is that Bread of life, and one breaking that Bread of life opens the consciousness of those hearing, and eating that Bread. He said, “I am the bread of life come down from heaven that a man may eat thereof and not die.”
Beloved, what our Head is, so are we, in the natural and in the spiritual. We bear His life substance within. “Is not the cup of blessing which we bless a sharing in the blood of Christ? Is not the bread, which we break a sharing in the body of Christ?
“We being many are ONE BREAD, and one body: for we are ALL partakers of that one bread.“ (1 Cor. 10:16, 17)
The Father has placed the golden trumpet of the kingdom to the lips of the “Lord’s anointed,” to trumpet His love call to all creation to come near to Him.
The trumpet call goes beyond yesterday’s voices of duality. He is calling you to Himself, not to the dual voices of men’s fellowship. It is a dimension in the Spirit not subject to the limitations of the natural. All who cherish Father’s nearness above even their own life will have no limitations.
“To Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He does not say, and to seeds, as referring to many, but rather to one, and to your Seed, that is Christ.“ (Gal. 3:16)
There is one Seed of God the Father, that Seed is Christ, singular. But that one Seed occupies myriads of “earthen vessels.” And, OH, what a treasure we have within these vessels of clay. We were birthed of the Seed of our Royal, Majestic Father. Beloved, it is not robbery to embrace the Father in your arms and express your love to Him, and tell Him how grateful you are being one spirit in Him.
As Father’s life flows through our veins in a Father-son union, there is a desire like a flame of fire in our inner being to please Him. Our “inner man” leaps in responding to His love. His love constrains us, catching us up in His spiritual orbit to reside in Him. Let us boast in our Papa.
Today, believers are submerged in the abyss of legalistic church bondages. And the reason for it is, they have not an intimate loving union relationship with the indwelling Christ. And people in that predicament have no idea of what pleases their Father, so they run to the prophets, and pick out scripture verses to lead them. They go about busying themselves for God, trying to please Him, whereas Father’s approval of all of us is only on the finished work of Jesus.
“The Lord’s Christ” in this momentous hour is conscious of the vast expanses of Father’s love and majestic grandeur! We have become still and rest in the glorious illumination of His presence, beholding Him in His unutterable beauty.
Because our big brother Jesus ascended above all heavens, the Father’s word of truth can be experienced by all in greater magnitude than the early church Pentecostal baptism. Beloved, this goes beyond John 3:3, 5, and Acts 2:4, 2:38. It goes beyond apostles and prophets.
As Father sets up His kingdom government within, He also writes His law in our heart and mind (Heb. 10:15, 16). His law is thus: “The law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.“ (Rom. 8:2)
The Lord and His anointed will glorify multitudes on a higher dimension in Father’s authority. As we are translated spirit, soul and body (1 Thess.5:23) by Father’s indwelling presence, we are to restore the past “desolations of many generations.” Warming a pew, listening to a preacher won’t get the job done!
“We are laborer’s together with God.” 1 Cor. 3:9 Oh, what a cheerful, jubilant laboring together with Him. Jesus Christ shares His high priest, and King ministry with His Christ Body of many members.
The religious concepts held by many are to be superseded by the fullness of the Spirit in the Lord’s anointed. This brings myriads of His holy ones into recognizing the Christed body also. Thus they hear His voice with welcome, that they are placed in His body, a son also.
Our Father has such a high objective for us, and it is nobler than just dying and going to heaven. “Putting on the new Man” with his demonstration of incorruption is present for this earthly plane – the “New Man” is the “Lord from heaven.“ (1 Cor.15:47)
“The first Adam was made a living soul, the last Adam was made a life giving Spirit. However, that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.
And as we have borne the image (reality) of the earthy, we shall also bear the image (reality) of the heavenly.” 1 Cor.15: 45-49
Man creates God in the image of his imagination, which is not a true image, God is not an image, and He is Spirit. We are a spirit being also. Paul made a profound statement of reality: “We are the offspring of God.” Acts 17:29 Those philosophers Paul was speaking to were worshipping an “UNKNOWN GOD.”
Generations have remained in darkness for lack of trumpets set to the lips of those not inclined to subjection, or resignation to tradition. You and all yours shall be set ablaze by His Spirit as your illumination is of Father’s Authorship. He is emerging in the fullness of Himself from within, in stages of light in His born of the divine Seed, “The Lord’s Christ.”
May the Father catch you up into the dimension of his New Name to sing the celestial song of the Lamb.
Continued, with love and hugs.
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