Greetings all; Grace and Peace to you from the Halls of Salvation, replete with the Knowledge, Wisdom and Understanding allotted to each according to our King’s will, Jesus Christ. We are in a nation inundated by an eschatology of retreat, fear and hopelessness characteristic of the man centered Arminian/Humanist pseudo-Christianity which expanded in this nation beginning in the mid-1800s. As America began to enjoy the blessings commensurate with the faithful execution of God’s will in building a nation which would harbor Truth, be governed by Truth…
Isaiah 33:22 (ESV) 22 For the LORD is our judge; the LORD is our lawgiver; the LORD is our king; he will save us. (Our entire governmental system set up according to the first three principles (judicial ,legislative, executive branches) and our Church- REFORMED (Reformation based Theology)- was set up according to the fourth principle (the dissemination of God’s Grace) .
… and be a nation for the propagation of Christ’s Righteousnes throughout the Earth according to the Great Commission of Matthew 28:18-20, which has been watered down to signify the opposite of its intent (just a “witness” of the faith until evil dominates) …
Matthew 28:18-20 (ESV) 18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Jesus has not been made a last-minute escape artist who finds a back door “rapture” through which he ushers his children out, while the monstrous evil overtakes his entire kingdom. He has been made King with absolute and unequivocal power and predestined intent*** contained in the Covenant of Grace. Jesus lived a 100% Righteous life and died on the cross to fulfill stipulations in the Covenant of Grace initiated by the Trinity in the eternity past. Three primary results arose from Jesus’ work as Messiah:
1) Imputation of Sinlessness – The legal designation, by God, of the chosen Elect as sinless before God. Christ paid the price of the eternal wrath of God against each Elect Sinner during his time on thon the cross and in the grave. the stipulations of the covenant required that the mediator , to be a substitute , would have to be of the same nature as those he is substituting for regarding payment of what is due. Thus Jesus became man as well as God – two persons with one nature – 100% God and 100% man. Jesus the man was enabled to accomplish his task as Messiah at his anointing which happened when John the Baptist baptized him and the Holy Spirit descended upon him in a spiritual anointing with power. Thus the miracles and his selection of his legal representatives i.e. the Apostles, etc. began shortly thereafter, as well as Satan’s temptation to thwart the Messiah’s anointed calling. You can see an example of Jesus’ anointing typified in 1 Samuel 16:13 with David’s anointing as King.
2) Imputation of Righteousness – The legal designation, by God, of the chosen Elect as possessing Jesus Christ’s righteousness from the life he lived in 100% obedience, perfectly, to the Law of God; obedience to the Law of God/God’s Perfect Character IS Righteousness’ definition. This often overlooked truth of Jesus work is the very reason after all sins were paid for, death could not hold Him. God’s Law is God’s character written in a form we can understand, thus God’s law , as stipulated in Scripture , is Life Eternal…
Romans 10:5 (ESV) 5 For Moses writes about the righteousness that is based on the law, that the person who does the commandments shall live by them.
What does Life Eternal mean? It means Relationship uninhibited but as God designed it for mankind…as His Children!. The Legal Designation of Righteousness is the first step unto True Relationship with God in unbroken intimacy. God the Father will now see you not as the sinner we were and still are at times, but as Jesus Christ your SUBSTITUTE in Death of Sin and Resurrection unto HIS Righteousness!
BUT — This is only a Legal Designation, we are still in our old bodies and are thus capable of sin as we are tainted by the Flesh even though we are fully innocent and Righteous Legally. It is like a congregation building a new Church; they have the legal permits and the legal deed, now they will begin to receive the building material to the “Contractor” from the”Supplier” “J.C. New Nature Supplies” and the “Contractor” “H.S. Builders” will contruct it WHICH LEADS US TO….
3) Infusion of Righteousness – The two prior imputations lead to the Elect being Justified before God. The third result of Christ’s work on the cross is the process of Sanctification. Over time, the Holy Spirit is endued with the responsibility of taking from Christ the righteousness which was his in his life upon the earth and actually infusing that righteousness into the nature of the Elect, little by little. Sanctification means ” to set apart”and thus we are set apart gradually from this fallen world and unto a nature of righteousness or the ability to live in true spiritual obedience and assimilation to the character of God / the Law of God. Paul tells us repeatedly throughout his epistles that we cannot be saved by the law which means, the Law of God presented to fallen man, including the ceremonial law (sacrifice, food laws, clean laws, separation laws) which were fulfilled by Christ in his life, death and resurrection CANNOT in any way impute or infuse mankind with righteousness (the Law written on his heart). Thus Jesus Christ’s work as Messiah was the culmination of God’s plan to finally have righteousness brought to his chosen Elect. During sanctification we are gradually enabled with the increasing ability to spiritually obey gods moral law (Law of the Spirit*) which is righteousness or adherence to God’s characterwhich is precisely what the Holy Spirit brings to us as he infuses Christ’s righteousness to us over the course of our sanctification. Glorification at Christ’s second coming will bring the fulfillment of this process , as we are joined with our perfect glorified body. At that point we will be fully like Christ as adopted brothers (no more sexes) with him in heaven, which will be a glorified Earth and heavens.
*Romans 8:2 (ESV) 2 For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.
Romans 8:4 (ESV) 4 in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
*** See in these following words the glory in the Majesty of your King; read the Bible according to the omnipotent position of your Master; when you look around you and see a world pervaded with evil, understand El Shaddai’s absolute sovereign control; Know that He will use the machinations of those who immerse themselves in opposing Him to bring about their judgment and the punishment of other evil doers; just as he used Assyria to destroy and exile the northern kingdom of Israel and chasten Judah, they were acting according to their own rapacious, truculent and vicious hearts but at the same time used with surgical precision by God Almighty to bring about his righteousness and justice upon the nations; see this in Isaiah 10, as God speaks through Isaiah, revealing His using the Assyrians the entire time they went forth in “victory”; hear their braggadocio Assyrian King and see the way they acted in their own wickedness of horrid proportions which justified their later judgment and destruction; gaze with humility upon the absolute sovereignty of your God ! ****
Ephesians 1:18-23 (ESV) 18 having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might 20 that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. 22 And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.
**** Isaiah 10:5-19 (ESV) 5 Ah, Assyria, the rod of my anger; the staff in their hands is my fury! 6 Against a godless nation I send him, and against the people of my wrath I command him, to take spoil and seize plunder, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets. 7 But he does not so intend, and his heart does not so think; but it is in his heart to destroy, and to cut off nations not a few; 8 for he says: “Are not my commanders all kings? 9 Is not Calno like Carchemish? Is not Hamath like Arpad? Is not Samaria like Damascus? 10 As my hand has reached to the kingdoms of the idols, whose carved images were greater than those of Jerusalem and Samaria, 11 shall I not do to Jerusalem and her idols as I have done to Samaria and her images?” 12 When the Lord has finished all his work on Mount Zion and on Jerusalem, he will punish the speech of the arrogant heart of the king of Assyria and the boastful look in his eyes. 13 For he says: “By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom, for I have understanding; I remove the boundaries of peoples, and plunder their treasures; like a bull I bring down those who sit on thrones. 14 My hand has found like a nest the wealth of the peoples; and as one gathers eggs that have been forsaken, so I have gathered all the earth; and there was none that moved a wing or opened the mouth or chirped.” 15 Shall the axe boast over him who hews with it, or the saw magnify itself against him who wields it? As if a rod should wield him who lifts it, or as if a staff should lift him who is not wood! 16 Therefore the Lord GOD of hosts will send wasting sickness among his stout warriors, and under his glory a burning will be kindled, like the burning of fire. 17 The light of Israel will become a fire, and his Holy One a flame, and it will burn and devour his thorns and briers in one day. 18 The glory of his forest and of his fruitful land the LORD will destroy, both soul and body, and it will be as when a sick man wastes away. 19 The remnant of the trees of his forest will be so few that a child can write them down.
We are destined to be a world dominated by Christ’s Righteousness and Justice after the destruction of the 2 Beasts of #1 Apostate Political Power (Antichrist) and #2 Apostate Religious Power (False Prophet). God gives us indication throughout the Isaiah and the other prophets of the time coming of a world infused itself with the Righteousness of Christ as the time of His Churches Reign on earth approaches….
Revelation 5:9-10 (ESV) 9 And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation, 10 and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on the earth.” — WHY if this is HEAVEN is their Priests or intermediaries to teach the…well…WHO? We are meant to take responsibility for the governance in dominion over this EARTH Loved Ones, listen to the Word of God in Isaiah describe the effects of the time of Righteousness which IS coming whether we want to hide behind church doors and wait for an escape pod or not…
Isaiah 32:1-8 (ESV) 1 Behold, a king will reign in righteousness, and princes will rule in justice. 2 Each will be like a hiding place from the wind, a shelter from the storm, like streams of water in a dry place, like the shade of a great rock in a weary land. 3 Then the eyes of those who see will not be closed, and the ears of those who hear will give attention. 4 The heart of the hasty will understand and know, and the tongue of the stammerers will hasten to speak distinctly. 5 The fool will no more be called noble, nor the scoundrel said to be honorable. 6 For the fool speaks folly, and his heart is busy with iniquity, to practice ungodliness, to utter error concerning the LORD, to leave the craving of the hungry unsatisfied, and to deprive the thirsty of drink. 7 As for the scoundrel— his devices are evil; he plans wicked schemes to ruin the poor with lying words, even when the plea of the needy is right. 8 But he who is noble plans noble things, and on noble things he stands.
Will their be sinners or babies born in Heaven? No. Listen to the descrition of the time of increased Righteousness after the defeat of the beasts of antichrist and the false prophet….
Isaiah 65:17-25 (ESV) 17 “For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind. 18 But be glad and rejoice forever in that which I create; for behold, I create Jerusalem to be a joy, and her people to be a gladness. 19 I will rejoice in Jerusalem and be glad in my people; no more shall be heard in it the sound of weeping and the cry of distress. 20 No more shall there be in it an infant who lives but a few days, or an old man who does not fill out his days, for the young man shall die a hundred years old, and the sinner a hundred years old shall be accursed. 21 They shall build houses and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit. 22 They shall not build and another inhabit; they shall not plant and another eat; for like the days of a tree shall the days of my people be, and my chosen shall long enjoy the work of their hands. 23 They shall not labor in vain or bear children for calamity, for they shall be the offspring of the blessed of the LORD, and their descendants with them. 24 Before they call I will answer; while they are yet speaking I will hear. 25 The wolf and the lamb shall graze together; the lion shall eat straw like the ox, and dust shall be the serpent’s food. They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain,” says the LORD.
Jonathan Edwards wrote a Beautiful Book called “A History of the Work of Redemption”. Send me an email and I will get it to you Brothers and Sisters. Clear the haze of this hopeless nation from your eyes and look to the Light of the Church Body of Christ!! I have PLENTY of material, let me know you want to understand the TRUTH of what was granted us by God in the Reformation, for it is a GLORIOUS Bible which has been obfuscated by the unrighteous Humanist/Arminian stranglehold for to long …. God Be With You to Respond to the call of Christ to LIVE Once again instead of cower in FEAR—-1 John 4:18 (ESV) 18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. (And We ARE FORGIVEN from punishment!)
So Love with Power in Righteousness unto teaching your wives the Bible by the Westminster Confession of Faith and The Larger and Shorter Catechisms and BOTH of you teach your Children…arrows in your quiver of warfare against evil Dads and Husbands! Your Wife is your Glory! Wash her in the Water which is the Word Eph 5:22-33!