The Mystery Of Christ
For there is a disannulling of a foregoing commandment because of its
weakness and unprofitableness (for the law made nothing perfect), and a bringing in thereupon of a better hope, through which we draw nigh unto God. And inasmuch as it is not without the taking of an oath (for they indeed have been made priests without an oath; but he with an oath by him that saith of him, The Lord sware and will not repent himself, Thou art a priest for ever); by so much also hath Jesus become the surety of a better covenant. And they indeed have been made priests many in number, because that by death they are hindered from continuing: but he, because he abideth for ever, hath his priesthood unchangeable. Wherefore also he is able to save to the uttermost them that draw near unto God through him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. For such a high priest became us, holy, guileless, undefiled, separated from sinners, and made higher than the heavens; who needeth not daily, like those high priests, to
offer up sacrifices, first for his own sins, and then for the sins of the people: for this he did once for all, when he offered up himself. For the law appointeth men high priests, having infirmity; but the word of the oath, which
was after the law, appointeth a Son, perfected for evermore. Hebrews 7:19-28 ASV
Thou hast multiplied the nation, thou hast increased their joy: they joy before thee according to the joy in harvest, as men rejoice when they divide the spoil. For the yoke of his burden, and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, thou hast broken as in the day of Midian. For all the armor of the armed man in the tumult, and the garments rolled in blood, shall be for burning, for fuel of fire. For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and of peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to establish it, and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of Jehovah of hosts will perform this. The Lord sent a word into Jacob, and it hath lighted upon Israel. And all the people shall know, even Ephraim and the inhabitant of Samaria, that say in pride and in stoutness of heart, The bricks are fallen, but we will build with hewn stone; the sycomores are cut down, but we will put cedars in their place. Therefore Jehovah will set up on high against him the adversaries of Rezin, and will stir up his enemies, the Syrians before, and the Philistines behind; and they shall devour Israel with open mouth. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still. Yet the people have not turned unto him that smote them, neither have they sought Jehovah of hosts. Therefore Jehovah will cut off from Israel head and tail, palm-branch and rush, in one day. The elder and the honorable man, he is the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail. For they that lead this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed. Therefore the Lord will not rejoice over their young men, neither will he have compassion on their fatherless and widows; for every one is profane and an evil-doer, and every mouth speaketh folly. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still. For wickedness burneth as the fire; it devoureth the briers and thorns; yea, it kindleth in the thickets of the forest, and they roll upward in a column of smoke. Through the wrath of Jehovah of hosts is the land burnt up; and the people are as the fuel of fire: no man spareth his brother. And one shall snatch on the right hand, and be hungry; and he shall eat on the left hand, and they shall not be satisfied: they shall eat every man the flesh of his own arm: Manasseh, Ephraim; and Ephraim, Manasseh; and they together shall be against Judah. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still. Isaiah 9:3-21
“I beheld Jesus standing at the right hand of God the Father. He had upon Him the vesture of royal purple with a violet coloured garment upon His chest, and across Him the royal purple robe of His resurrection power. Upon His chest was emblazoned a gold cross, and He stood, even by the right hand arm of the Throne ever living to make intercession for us.”
“I beheld Jesus seated upon the Throne whereas before He stood beside it. He was holding cords or lines in His right hand which were lines of His Spirit that proceeded out from His right hand. Each line or cord went to the spirit of an Overcomer, as many lines or cords as there was Overcomers, IN THE EARTH IN PRESENT TIME. I saw that these cords represented the unity of Spirit that exists between they that overcome and Jesus the first Overcomer. He holds all these cords in His hand, holding our souls in life and suffering not our feet to be moved. I saw then that as He held them, fire proceeded out of His hand and down each cord into the hearts of they that overcame so that they too were ignited with the fire that came out of His hand, which fire was the fire of The Ancient of Days who did sit upon the Throne of eternity and who was one with Jesus. Jesus and The Ancient of Days looked identical and as ONE PERSON upon the Throne set in heaven. These who were thus ignited by the Lord were not only cleansed of The Mystery of Iniquity, but they became ministers of the fire of God in the earth to both consume and destroy all that is based in iniquity in the earth, none exempt. Nothing in the earth was not in time enveloped in the fire that was proceeding through the lives of the Overcomers who were ignited in this Holy Fire to cleanse, restore and make new.
Beginning now in the next section of our study on The Epistle Mysteries, this one being the first one concerning The Mystery of Christ. In realizing the importance of this study it became clear to me by revelation from the Holy Spirit that this understanding of the true location of Jesus is for the most part one of the greatest contributing factors to the confusion of our day. Because the Lord’s people for the most part do not understand the true location of Jesus right now at this present moment, the result has become catastrophic. The Apostle Paul said in 2 Thessalonians chapter 2 that there would be an abomination that makes desolate standing in the Holy Place. An echo of words from both the Prophet Daniel and Jesus Himself. In the Mystery of Christ, I hope to clear up that confusion, give a true identity of heart to heart, your heart with the Heart of the Shepherd, and also a simple acknowledgment of your own place in His overall plan for the ages.
There are 9 Epistle Mysteries that can be easily associated or blended with this study. The task is paramount to unveiling the entire plan of God in one, but it is necessary that these studies be laid out as the Holy Spirit would give directive. The true location of Jesus through the study of The Mystery of Christ must be done separate in spite of the ability to study these as a part of the whole. For an example, in the Mystery of God, that full revelation of God can be summed up by seeing God in fullness with unbounded measure in Jesus. “For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh; That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ; In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge”. Colossians 2:1-3 To separate the two is an almost impossible task, but in this hour of the unveiling of His Kingdom the task is necessary to give us a sure and a steadfast hope for His appearing, then coming unto those who are called His brethren. There is another mystery which ties in very powerfully with this one and it is called The Mystery of The Indwelling Christ. “Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church: Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God; Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus: Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.” Colossians 1:24-29 Again, that Mystery is one of the sore points in the Body of God’s people today because of horrible ignorance. For most do not recognize or know the spirit that speaks in the heart as being truly the Lord, and once again we are submitted to having an abominable desolation in us rather than the fullness of His love and grace by the Holy Spirit. It is in these misunderstandings of the true location of Jesus that the point is made to grieve the Holy Spirit in such a way that no restoration for thepresent becomes possible. The one who holds Christ in an improper view ends up being part of the judgment of God in general upon the nations and denominations of the earth rather than being part of the Army of the Lord which at this time has His full concentration.
The true voice of victory and the ability to walk in the power of the Spirit has been dashed upon the rocks of ignorance and unbelief in our day because of this misrepresentation of Jesus. Because His visage remains marred more than any man’s, we have a disruptive faith, a faith that holds no hope for the common masses. We have a faith in Christian circles that is based on escapism and fear rather than the triumphant establishment of His eternal Kingdom in the earth and throughout the cosmos. Christianity has failed miserably at representing the power of His resurrection because they have not understood THE TRUE LOCATION OF JESUS. For the Overcomer these series of studies in The Mystery of Christ will be written, all to prepare them to RULE over all the nations of the earth WITH A ROD OF IRON. To dash as it were men’s perceptions and unbelief to pieces so that they CAN believe and they CAN have a clear view of Jesus in His power and resurrection glory. To you Dear Overcomer is this part of the study written, all so you can know where Jesus is right now, and because you will know it, you will rejoice with unspeakable joy at seeing Him in whom there is life and in whom death has been completely vanquished.
The first fact to realize is coupled with the second fact which will soon be actualized. And that is that to see Jesus is to see God, and it is JESUS who is coming again, NOT TO ESCAPE US FROM THE EARTH, BUT TO REMOVE DEATH FROM US. We see Jesus in the history, now we see Him in the mystery. That this very same Jesus was the fullness of the Godhead bodily, that there was nothing in His person that was not God. Away with doctrines about possible shortcomings that He had. He was the SINLESS SON. The first son of God WITH NO GUILE. The first son of God WHO DISPLAYED THE FULLNESS OF GOD IN HIS BODY. That display came in two parts. First, God was seen in Him unbounded and without any measure working miracles and the power of resurrection life while Jesus did His earthly ministry. Secondly, God is seen in Jesus unbounded and without any measure IN HIS BODY RAISED FROM THE DEAD. And this entire process of God being seen IN THE NEW BODY RAISED FROM THE DEAD is about to be repeated first in history, then in the mystery. It is going to be repeated IN THE COMPANY OF OVERCOMERS. Make no mistake about it. The company of Overcomers will receive new bodies which the Lord will fashion like His body raised out of the tomb. As Jesus was raised, so too will YOU be raised. This is part of the workings of this hour, that He will raise from the dead those who have been lying dormant, those who have fallen into the ditch, who have come to the place of having no hope or life in this present world. These are the Overcomers. It may be that person over there who is destitute or naked. It may be this person here who is high in business and in wealth. It matters not, these people who will be raised as He was raised are people OF A HOLY CALLING. And it is the calling that has separated them, even if they are ‘busy’ in this world, from all others. It is a calling to not only bear the marks of the cross as Jesus bore them, but to also bear the crown of the Overcomer as Jesus bears it. Progressively this is happening and we are near the place of awaking in His very likeness. The 1st resurrection is the next order of business in the counsel of The Mystery of Christ.
There is in the company of those who are part of sonship circles a great deception taking place. And that deception is very simple to see if one is not deceived by it, but hard to see if one is. The deception is this: “I AM CHRIST”. The thought is taken from scriptures, but twisted by spiritual pride and the ability the carnal mind has to mask itself in religious effort. The word of God says we are bone of His bone and flesh of His flesh. The carnal mind took it one step further and said we are “Christ of His Christ”. In other words the carnal mind, lifting itself up in pride, acknowledged who it is as a part of the Body of Christ, and because it is a part of the body of Christ, then it must BE Christ. This very subtle deception is part and parcel of the abomination making desolate standing in the Holy Place. It is in fact that sure sign of His coming. For sonship people have begun to worship the Christ standing in the Holy Place when it is not Christ at all. But that one that imitates the true, the one who masks itself as Christ, but is not the Christ. It is the false feast of dedication, the false feast of purity, that part which says it is of the church when in fact the church is not part of it. If you see this Christ and are convinced of it, then you have been deceived by it. Jesus in this equation was somehow moved out of the history, out of the mystery and into your delusion. And because the true Jesus cannot be in delusion, then it must be a false delusion indeed. In sonship circles we have a worship of Jesus happening and it is not Jesus at all, but this one who stands as an abomination, a false Jesus causing many to fall away and not be counted right due to ignorance.
The ability to overcome this false Jesus is very simple. Simply see where Jesus is located, right now, and by faith. I must digress a bit here. I plan to show you Jesus in The Mystery of The Indwelling Christ, but not before we see Him as THE CHRIST OF GOD. For Christ cannot dwell in your hearts by faith if it were not for the fact that God set Him at His own right hand. And THAT PLACE, at the very RIGHT HAND OF GOD, IS THE ONLY PLACE WHERE JESUS IS. He is exalted above all other things, given a name above every name and He is there expecting until His enemies are made His footstool, the last enemy being death itself. (Vision) “I beheld Jesus standing at the right hand of God. He remained there, but at the same time by His glorified body He was able to appear and move through the whole of creation at will. He could appear and move wherever He wanted at any time, however He remained regardless of this ability at the right hand of God, even while He moved through all of creation.”(End Vision) How vitally important to overcoming this is. That we recognize that Jesus is in Heaven at the right hand of God. He is not US. We are not THE CHRIST. He alone is CHRIST. He alone has been given this name above every name. There is nothing about Him that we are except in that identity which is still in development in us.
The deception of our day is the crass statement that it is all done. That there is nothing in us that is outside of us. That He which was exalted by God is somehow US in His stead. Before you think you don’t believe this way, examine your heart and ask yourself if you are lifting your hands in worship to Him alone in that true location of where He is. For Jesus is the ONLY ONE at the right hand of God, NO ONE ELSE IS THERE. And no one will be there UNTIL the reward is given to those who overcame. And it is THERE IN HEAVEN AT THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD THAT JESUS WILL REMAIN UNTIL THE VERY POINT OF THE FIRST RESURRECTION. Only then will we see Him IN US. Again, the deception of this hour is stating who we are as Christ when Christ alone still holds that title.
May we in our continuing closet of prayer hold Him in the highest place and ourselves in the lowest place. In my doctrine I believe that those who are invited to be part of the Army of the Lord and who partake in the 1st resurrection are those who took the lowest seat. The humblest of places, which served rather than ruled. Who became nothing that He might remain everything. Those who did not count their lives dear unto themselves but gave themselves up for His life instead. Who did not condemn mankind but spoke words of comfort and exhortation and love because they knew that Christ would restore all things. These are the Overcomers. Those who are most like Jesus was. Who displayed the image of God but did not try to BE God. These are the ones in whom The Mystery of Christ will first be understood and shown and given as a great and mighty resurrection for all the rest of creation.
To be continued………………Kenneth