In this phase of salvation history, we have been given another year in chronological time and year is an opportunity for us to ponder on the sacred things of God, and realign our lives with the eternal ages from which we are issued. We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spirit beings, engendered by God, having a human experience. The Father has chosen man to be the vessel to contain and communicate Christ.
Our transformation in Christ is us taking on the form of what we have already been made. But by understanding, with greater efficacy, our experience of Christ is ever-increasing, surpassing what has been known in church history. That is why this is the golden age of the Church.
“For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.” – Romans 8:29-30 (KJV)
Apostle Paul reveals here the eternal plan of God. Before the arrangement of the cosmos, God eternally preoccupied Himself with a creature whom He predestined before creation. There was a pre-design concerning this being that had their archetype in the Son of God in the eternal ages. Before the horizons of time, man was foreknown and fore-loved. What God knew of man was pre-approved before man’s arrival. Contrary to the other categories of God’s creation, man’s nature was to participate in the nature of Another, that is, God. By nature, we are to live through union, participation, and identification with God. God created us to portray His archetype image, which is that of His Eternal Son. Our supernatural vocation is to be sons of God – no gender implied, so daughters are included. Jesus Christ wants to display through you what it means to be human.
By emptying Himself Himself to assume human nature, Christ has now filled the human nature with the fullness of God. Man is the only creature that can bodily affirm to contain the fullness of God. You are the body in whom the fullness of God dwells. Since you are risen with Christ and seated with the Son, you need to ponder a new persuasion, to be disconnected from fallen consciousness. You need to conceive a new reality in Christ; see your actuality from the throne room. Let your disposition be emphatically focused on Christ and not on the things that will distract.
You are hidden in Christ with God (Colossians 3:1-4). So, each time Christ appears, He appears through you. The term appear is the Greek word “phanerothe”, which means to make visible, to come to sight, to show up, to give light, to make graspable. Christ our Life is exhibited in us and co-revealed as us. His Life reveals you as you reveal His Life. From the moment Christ was incarnate, He reveals Himself through those in union with Him.
There are men walking the earth who will be used as vessels through whom Christ will be revealed, and manifest his post-resurrection realities. These next ten years, in the nations of the world, Christ will be known. Every idolatrous claim of God is about to be dethroned by the revelation of Christ among men. The eternal good news will outlive all the temporal bad news being propagated all over the world. In the days ahead, to those who will identify and associate themselves, the Father will imprint the eternal renown of His Gospel – upon men and women, upon nations that will arise with His Church, and this Gospel will once again clear the air, and clear the hearing of men. It will push aside the things that have caused distractions, and that have caused men to no longer look honorably upon the Son of God, because this is the decade of harvest. Cities, towns; regions and sub regions, villages and entire communities are turning in with great rejoicing and singing. Be available; be willing! It is not the time to seek after the things of your own life; for he that seeks after his own life shall certainly lose it. This is the time to allow the Father to care for you.