ETERNAL REALITIES OF GOD’S MARKS OF TIME

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No Man’s Land is the place where people daily yield to the crucifixion process, which enables their Kingdom of Self to disappear and the Kingdom of God to appear within you and me, and without (Matthew 16:24; Matthew 3:11; Galatians 2:20; Galatians 5:24). Know that the crucifixion process includes crucifixion, burial and resurrection, just as it did for Yeshua.

In No Man’s Land, Crucified Ones rightly judge the shadow of things to come, as embodied in God’s marks of time – holydays, new moons and Sabbath days – so Christ’s Body can rightly connect to the true substance of the Mature Head – Messiah Yeshua (Colossians 2:16-17 KJV). When God created man in His own image, the Hebrew word tzelem derived from tzel was used, which means a shadow.

Therefore, one of the interpretations of the “shadow of things to come” in Colossians 2:17 is the Body is of Christ, which will embody the eternal realities of God’s marks of time. Christ’s Body in its fullness will become a perfect One New Man in Christ; and these Biblical marks of time are key to it all, since the spirit of the anti-Christ seeks to first change God’s times and then His laws (Daniel 7:25).

~ Robin Main

www.sapphirethroneministries.com
www.santa-tizing.com
www.mysticmentoring.com

Written October 2, 2016 – Sapphire Throne Ministries – Robin Main. Copyrighted – If you are going to copy this, please copy it right by giving attributions to this source.

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• Blazing New Wine of Hanukkah: Bridal Restoration of DNA book => https://www.amazon.com/Blazing-New-Wine-Hanukkah-Understanding-ebook/dp/B010MHNZMK/

• SANTA-TIZING: What’s wrong with Christmas and how to clean it up book => https://www.amazon.com/SANTA-TIZING-Whats-wrong-Christmas-clean/dp/1607911159/

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HOLD FAST TO THE HEAD

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I so agree with Wendy Christie when she says: “If you want to hold on to idols this coming year, it will not go well with you. God’s mercy will cause a GREAT SEPARATION … There will be a great contrast between those who are IN CHRIST and those who are not. This is so ALL can SEE right where they stand and have a chance to REPENT. Make no mistake about it. This is an act of God’s mercy. IN CHRIST will be the ONLY safe place.” (For the complete word for 2014 from Wendy Christie, please see –https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=605175776221587&set=a.436008649804968.101323.436004819805351&type=1&theater).

My heart grieves; because I have witnessed this past holiday season a great number of people who love God dearly who are either unwilling or unable to look at the mixture involved in celebrating Christmas. I too see and have warned in my “THIS IS CHRISTMAS” series of articles (see below) that people who hold onto idols will be on the short end of the stick when it comes to the contrast between those who are IN CHRIST and those who are not. Yeshua can not, and will not, join Himself to idols, and Christmas is the Granddaddy of them all – literally being made in the exact same image as the Golden Calf that Aaron built (Refer to http://wp.me/p158HG-2m and http://wp.me/p158HG-kH ).

This is a year that everyone will know where they stand in relation to being IN CHRIST. I again use Wendy Christie’s words in this regard: “There will be a great contrast between those who are IN CHRIST and those who are not. This is so ALL can SEE right where they stand and have a chance to REPENT. Make no mistake about it. This is an act of God’s mercy. On one hand you will SEE judgment and on the other justice. On one hand you will SEE chaos and on the other the ORDER of God. On one hand you will SEE condemnation and on the other great blessing.” If there appears to be judgment from the Lord, chaos or condemnation in your life, turn to Him and repent; because it’s His mercy that is showing you the reality of your life’s choices. The shaking will not let up until you turn to Him with your whole heart, soul, mind and strength, because of His great love for you.

“So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths, which are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is of Christ.” (Colossians 2:16-17 NKJV).

It’s ironic that Christian theologians have used Colossians 2:16-17 to justify mixing holy things with the unholy, because within this very chapter it spells out two critical components to dwelling in No Man’s Land. BTW – No Man’s Land is the place where people daily yield to His crucifixion process, which causes one’s Kingdom of Self to disappear so the Kingdom of God can appear within and without:

[1] In No Man’s Land, Crucified Ones will NOT allow themselves to be diverted, deceived, or beguiled from receiving their eternal rewards to the satisfaction of the flesh (Colossians 2:18, 23).

[2] In No Man’s Land, Crucified Ones rightly judge (open the Door of Life) to the Lord’s marks in time, so that Christ’s Body can connect to their mature Head, who is casting the shadow.

We need to look with fresh eyes at whether Colossians 2:16-17 gives Christians a plausible reason to no longer exclusively celebrate the Lord’s Feasts. We are told that the marks of time that the Lord Himself put in place to set His people’s years, months and weeks – festivals, new moons and sabbaths – are but a shadow of things to come and their substance are found in the Messiah. Yeshua is the substance; but we must comprehend that a shadow always resembles its substance. When Scripture says something is a shadow of things to come, it means that we will be answering to the Creator who is casting the shadow.

We don’t have to guess what Yeshua’s substance is. Scripture tells us that His Name is “The Word of God” (Revelation 19:13). The substance of the Lord’s celebrations is found in the Messiah, and it lines up with what’s articulated in His Word. “These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found IN CHRIST” (Colossians 2:17 NIV). Yeshua – the Head – and His Body are suppose to be the substance – the living breathing reality of His festivals, new moons and sabbaths.

Believers are not told to not celebrate the Lord’s Feasts in Colossians 2:16-17, but to not let anyone judge us in regard to them, which means people should not criticize, censure, condemn. or punish other people for the way they feel led to celebrate a Biblical Festival, a New Moon celebration, or a Sabbath because all of us are answering to the One casting the shadow. There is an assumption in the statement “Don’t let anyone judge you” that the Lord’s people are already eating, drinking and celebrating things His way. It’s similar to when God states in Matthew 6 “when you give to the needy,” “when you pray,” and “when you fast;” the Lord is assuming that His people are already giving, praying and fasting.

Colossians 2:6-12 speaks of how those who walk IN CHRIST dwell in the fullness of Christ bodily. The growth process for His Crucified Ones requires that we not only take up our cross daily, but we also follow the Messiah in all three of His baptisms (Matthew 3:11) , so we can rise with Him having put off the body of sins of the flesh.

Colossians chapter 2 repeated warns us in verses 8, 18, 20-23 that:

• God’s people can be spoilt “after the traditions of man, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ” (Colossians 2:8 KJV). There is no other celebration that is more steeped in the traditions of man and the basic principles of the world than Christmas.

• God’s people can be beguiled through a voluntary submission to another gospel and the worshipping of angels (Colossians 2:18). To be beguiled is to be deceived or hoodwinked, especially by something that appears to be agreeable. It’s something that engages your interest by deceitful cunning, duplicity, and trickery. So you tell me: Are Christians supposed to be ignorant of the fact that Satanists know that Santa is an anagram for Satan, and some of their clubs even use a Santa with a cigar to mark their meeting places? Satan (aka Santa) is the personification of the fallen angel Lucifer (Revelation 12:9) whom even God’s people worship when we voluntarily submit to following the ways of the world and we worship Jesus according to what the world tells us to do to rather that His word.

• God’s people can be deceived by being vainly puffed up by their fleshly mind (Colossians 2:18). How many Christian minds are vainly puffed up by their fleshly mind thinking they know what’s better than what’s been spelled out in Scripture? It’s a question that demands a verdict in this hour, because God’s mercy is going to be showing each one of His people which side of the Christmas divide they are on. Your life will reveal whether you are IN CHRIST or not? If things are a shaking, please turn to Him.

• God’s people are supposed to be dead with Christ from the sensual requirements of the world and satisfaction of their flesh (Colossians 2:20-23). So why do we do submit to what the world tells us to do to celebrate Yeshua (Jesus)? Why do we put up those originally pagan Christmas trees, lights, etc? Why do we choose by our own will to worship after the traditions of man? Christmas feeds our senses and feels oh so good. “This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic” (James 3:15 NKJV). Are we called to enter into the same Spirit of Christmas, but believe that the Christian version is better and sanitized, even though history can trace Christmas’s root to Babylon and 95-96% of the world participates in Christmas? God’s Word says, “No.”

Please be a Berean, and search this out yourself! Get out your Bible and get into your prayer closet. And if you need some assistance in evaluating Christmas according to History and His Word, my blog http://santatizing.wordpress.com/ is a result of over 15 years of research as I genuinely searched for His Truth after three epiphaneous appearances from Yeshua.

Colossians 2:23 says that the fleshly worship that we voluntarily choose to participate in neglects the Messiah’s Body, because these seemingly innocent things cause His people to NOT hold fast to the Head – Christ. They also cause His Body to NOT be joined and knitted together in love due to His people walking and sowing to their flesh rather than to Spirit of the Living God (Rom 8:1,4-5; Col 2:19,23; Eph 4:15-16).

I heard: “This is your year. All that I’ve placed within you will be made know this year. This is a year to hold fast to the Head — the Messiah (Christ).” Let it be so.

~ Robin Main

www.sapphirethroneministries.com
www.santa-tizing.com
www.mysticmentoring.com

Copyright January 2014 – Sapphire Throne Ministries – Robin Main

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The purpose of exploring the darker side of Christmas in the “THIS IS CHRISTMAS” series has been to expose its mixture and its origins in Babylon:

[1] THIS IS CHRISTMAS: WORLDWIDE CELEBRATION => http://wp.me/p158HG-DF

[2] THIS IS CHRISTMAS: CHILDREN IN CHARGE => http://wp.me/p158HG-DK

[3] THIS IS CHRISTMAS: TIME OF INCREASE DEMONIC ACTIVITY => http://wp.me/p158HG-DP

[4] THIS IS CHRISTMAS: ALL HELL BREAKING LOOSE => http://wp.me/p158HG-E5

[5] THIS IS CHRISTMAS: HO NO! HO NO! HO NO! => http://wp.me/p158HG-Eh

[6] THIS IS CHRISTMAS: YULE LOVE CHRISTMAS => http://wp.me/p158HG-Ez

[7] THIS IS CHRISTMAS: COSMIC KISS OF DEATH => http://wp.me/p158HG-EF

[8] THIS IS CHRISTMAS: STUFFED TO THE LIMIT (WAYWARD WIFE) => http://wp.me/p158HG-EN

[9] THIS IS CHRISTMAS: TREE OF KNOWLEDGE => http://wp.me/p158HG-EV

[10] THIS IS CHRISTMAS: ABSORBED BY IDOLS => http://wp.me/p158HG-F1

[11] THIS IS CHRISTMAS: CHARITABLE GIVING => http://wp.me/p158HG-F9

[12] THIS IS CHRISTMAS – MIXTURE & DISCORD => http://wp.me/p158HG-Fu

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More historically and scripturally accurate information about Christmas can be found in my book: SANTA-TIZING: What’s wrong with Christmas and how to clean it up (available on amazon http://www.amazon.com/SANTA-TIZING-Whats-wrong-Christmas-clean/dp/1607911159).
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 MEL GEL Study Guide book => https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578188538/

• MEL GEL Study Guide: Volume 2 book => https://www.amazon.com/dp/0998598232/

• Set of Hebrew Living Letter Flash Cards => https://www.sapphirethroneministries.com/flashcards

• Blazing New Wine of Hanukkah: Bridal Restoration of DNA book => https://www.amazon.com/Blazing-New-Wine-Hanukkah-Understanding-ebook/dp/B010MHNZMK/

• SANTA-TIZING: What’s wrong with Christmas and how to clean it up book => https://www.amazon.com/SANTA-TIZING-Whats-wrong-Christmas-clean/dp/1607911159/

STEPS FOR THE BRIDE’S BAPTISM OF FIRE

Stairway to Heaven

“Call to Me, and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know” (Jeremiah 33:3 NAS).

Through the Eternal Order of Melchizedek, the Lord will birth His “Bridal Company” in the earth, which will completely conform to the Living Word and the Spirit of Christ. Right now, a Royal Priesthood is beginning to march anew throughout the earth, as the predecessor of the Bride. These are ones who were once far off, but are, even now, being brought nearer and nearer until they literally become ONE with the Almighty, as they willingly lay down their flesh in order to receive all of Calvary’s dividends.

Let’s look at the passage that shows us the way we can be enthroned (i.e. clothed) in righteousness. Jeremiah 33:18 reveals three progressive crucifixion steps, which are spiritual sacrifices still required of God’s Holy Priesthood (1 Pet 2:5). This is the process by which Crucified Ones will hit the Father’s bull’s eye of righteousness. This is the procedure that will hone the essence of the Messiah’s Bride, so she can be named: “The Lord is our righteousness.” Just remember that His Beautiful Bride will be the embodiment of who she is married to.

” ‘Behold, days are coming,’ declares the LORD, ‘when I will fulfill the good word which I have spoken concerning the house of Israel and the house of Judah. ‘In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch of David to spring forth ; and He shall execute justice and righteousness on the earth. ‘In those days Judah will be saved and Jerusalem will dwell in safety ; and THIS IS THE NAME BY WHICH SHE WILL BE CALLED : THE LORD IS OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.’ For thus says the LORD, ‘David shall never lack a man to sit on the throne of the house of Israel ; and the Levitical priests shall never lack a man before Me to offer burnt offerings, to burn grain offerings and to prepare sacrifices continually .’ ” (Jeremiah 33:14-18 NAS).

The crucifixion process outlined in Jeremiah 33:18, which will completely circumcise one’s sin nature is:

[1] offer burnt offerings,
[2] burn grain offerings, and
[3] prepare sacrifices continually.

These are the steps of the Baptism of Fire that His pure and spotless Bride will be required to go through, so she will be able to live and move and have her being in a continually surrendered state to do the Father’s perfect will. These transformative stages will facilitate the New Jerusalem being called: “The Lord is our righteousness” (Jer. 33:16).

Right now the Bride of Christ is hungry for righteousness. She is seeking first His Kingdom and His righteousness above all else. In a dry and thirsty land, His Bride thirsts for the refreshing, joyous life that only righteousness brings. The Water of Life that flows from His throne is imprinted with righteousness, justice, holiness and truth; and it is the Lamb of God – our Great Shepherd – that guides us to these springs of living water (Rev. 7:17).

Nehemiah 3:1 reveals that Jerusalem’s Sheep Gate needs to be repaired first. We don’t know exactly why, but we do know that it was the priest’s inheritance to make offerings by fire to the Lord. To me, this speaks of the need in our day for kings and priests to set the stage, so people can bring their offerings to the Lord. BTW – It was only at the Sheep Gate that God’s priests were sanctified with the word and prayer. These are necessary components to the Bride’s purification.

When Jerusalem’s Sheep Gate was repaired in Nehemiah’s day, Eliashib was the High Priest who led the consecration and building of God’s Holy City. This is a picture of what we need to do today to set apart His people to build His Bride (which is the Holy City, the New Jerusalem (Rev. 21:2,9)). Eliashib’s name means “The Almighty will restore.” The Ancient Hebrew Word Picture for Eliashib’s name speaks of the all-consuming work of El Shaddai done within His Body is the progressive work of the Father that moves us forward, so we can be built into His permanent dwelling place (i.e. be His Bride).

BTW – Before we go into the details for our initial step in the Bride’s Baptism of Fire, let’s understand a precedence set by God Himself when it comes to offerings made by fire. Abel was the first one to bring an “offering by fire” to the Lord. In Hebrew, the original text of Genesis 4:4 reveals that not only did Abel bring the firstborn of his flock, he also brought himself (offered his heart) while Cain only brought his offering. This is what made Abel’s sacrifice acceptable, and Cain’s not. Whenever we speak of an offering, always think of yourself first and foremost.

REFERENCES: Gen. 4:4; Psa. 48:2; 89:14; 110:1-4; Jer. 33:14-18; Amos 9:11; Matt. 16:24; Acts 15:16; Gal. 2:20; 1 Pet. 2:5; Rev. 21:1-9, 22:1.

~ Robin Main

www.sapphirethroneministries.com
www.santa-tizing.com
www.mysticmentoring.com

Written November 22, 2013 – Sapphire Throne Ministries – Robin Main. Copyrighted – If you are going to copy this, please copy it right by giving attributions to this source.

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 MEL GEL Study Guide book => https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578188538/

• MEL GEL Study Guide: Volume 2 book => https://www.amazon.com/dp/0998598232/

• Set of Hebrew Living Letter Flash Cards => https://www.sapphirethroneministries.com/flashcards

• Blazing New Wine of Hanukkah: Bridal Restoration of DNA book => https://www.amazon.com/Blazing-New-Wine-Hanukkah-Understanding-ebook/dp/B010MHNZMK/

• SANTA-TIZING: What’s wrong with Christmas and how to clean it up book => https://www.amazon.com/SANTA-TIZING-Whats-wrong-Christmas-clean/dp/1607911159/ was written to fulfill a vow made to Yeshua’s face to tell the Christian Church that “Christmas will be the Golden Calf of America.” It took 10 years of full-time research, a golden scribe angel and the Spirit’s leading to unearthing His Truth in the sands of time. It covers every argument that you have ever heard about Christmas.

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TAKING ON COMMON UNION – Part 7

CREATURE WAITING FOR THE MANIFESTATION OF MATURE SONS

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The New Living Creature, which is a wing of the Order of Melchizedek flying in the Spirit together, waits for the manifestation of mature sons. “For the earnest expectation of the CREATURE waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God” (Romans 8:19 KJV).

Today, we usually hear the phrase “All creation waits for the manifestation of the sons of God,” which is true and accurate, but more specifically this verse is speaking about the restoration of all things is waiting for a royal priesthood to arise, shine and rule the earth as co-heirs in Christ. All of creation groans for the ones who will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God (Romans 8:21-22).

We truly are what we are waiting for. In fact, the entire world is on the edge of its seat – groaning – desperately looking for the corporate One New Man in Christ to become a public demonstration of His power. The key that unlocks the formidable appearance of the Royal Order of Melchizedek (with Jesus Christ as its High Priest) is mature sonship. This article reveals vital Mature Son ingredients needed for His sons of righteousness —> http://wp.me/p158HG-xC .

“But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world. FOR IN CHRIST JESUS … AVAILETH … A NEW CREATURE” (Galatians 6:14-15 KJV).

Even though the son’s portion came in the Fullness of Time when Jesus came to earth and purchased it on the cross, we must appropriate the redemptive gift of sonship the same way that it was acquired. Our journey of “moving unto perfection” is a crucifixion process. Dying daily is the only way we actually develop into mature, full-grown sons of God. The wisdom of God insists upon our permission to crucify our sin nature, and He will only complete the work of co-crucifixion with Christ with our approval.

References: Matt. 10:37-39; 17:11; 16:24; Mark 8:34; 10:21; Luke 9:23; 14:27; Rom. 8:19-23; Gal. 4:4-6; 6:14-15; Eph. 2:13-16; Heb. 5:10; 6:20; 8:1.

~ Robin Main

www.sapphirethroneministries.com
www.santa-tizing.com
www.mysticmentoring.com

Written November 3, 2013 – Sapphire Throne Ministries – Robin Main. Copyrighted – If you are going to copy this, please copy it right by giving attributions to this source.

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 MEL GEL Study Guide book => https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578188538/

• MEL GEL Study Guide: Volume 2 book => https://www.amazon.com/dp/0998598232/

• Set of Hebrew Living Letter Flash Cards => https://www.sapphirethroneministries.com/flashcards

• Blazing New Wine of Hanukkah: Bridal Restoration of DNA book => https://www.amazon.com/Blazing-New-Wine-Hanukkah-Understanding-ebook/dp/B010MHNZMK/

• SANTA-TIZING: What’s wrong with Christmas and how to clean it up book => https://www.amazon.com/SANTA-TIZING-Whats-wrong-Christmas-clean/dp/1607911159/

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Will you be made whole?

Fire & Water by JeWelL

Have you ever felt stagnant or stuck? Do you feel a need to contend for a breakthrough? Maybe your missing link is the need to set your heart and mind to being made whole; and then, persevering come what may.

The previous Sapphire Throne Ministries facebook post revealed that as we trust and walk with the Son of God in the midst of the fire, our yielded bodies – the entirety of a person’s nature or development – will be made whole.

Yeshua (Jesus) asked an impotent man; “Will you be made whole?” in John 5:6. It blew my mind yesterday when I saw the different messages that the word “whole” communicates (please refer to Strong’s Greek NT:5199 and NT:837). I basically understood that the “Will you be made whole?” question has been also directed to you and me, because currently the universal corporate body of Christ is impotent to a degree.

Yeshua is asking a certain infirm corporate Son of Man made up of immature sons:

•          Will you grow up?

•          Will you choose to mature?

•          Will you become a corporate body?

•          Will you be true and sound in doctrine?

•          Will you increase in My government and My peace?

Know that both the All-Consuming Fire and the Water of Life work together to make this happen. In No Man’s Land, sons who are being refined are seasoned with fire as well as being plunged into the Water of Life, so they can be MADE WHOLE (Rev 21:6; John 5:7; Mark 9:49):

•          Complete in body, soul and spirit.

•          Complete morally, mentally, and emotionally.

•          Complete in labor and growth.

•          A full age man.

•          A mature man.

•          An adult son.

BTW – No Man’s Land is the space and place where people daily yield to the crucifixion process (Matt 3:11; Matt 15:24; Gal 2:20), which is a personalized Baptism of Fire directed by the loving and gracious Spirit of the Living God. Walking in the same manner as Jesus in being crucified in union with Christ will enable our Kingdom of Self to disappear and the Kingdom of God to appear within ourselves; and then, unfold without to the whole wide world.

~ Robin Main

www.sapphirethroneministries.com
www.santa-tizing.com
www.mysticmentoring.com

Copyright September 11, 2013 – Sapphire Throne Ministries – Robin Main

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Ascension Manual book =>https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578188511

* Understanding the Order of Melchizedek book =>https://www.amazon.com/Understanding-Order-Melchizedek-Robin-Main/dp/0998598240/

MEL GEL Study Guide book =>https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578188538/

MEL GEL Study Guide: Volume 2 book =>https://www.amazon.com/dp/0998598232/

SANTA-TIZING: What’s wrong with Christmas and how to clean it up book => https://www.amazon.com/SANTA-TIZING-Whats-wrong-Christmas-clean/dp/1607911159/

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BECOMING A MATURE SON THROUGH THE BAPTISM OF FIRE

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Two chief characteristics of a son of God according to the Word of God is that they serve God with a whole heart (1 Chronicles 28:9) as well as keeping God’s commandments (Proverbs 7:1-2: 1 John 2:3-6; Revelation 14:12). We are not talking about something yucky and legalistic, but a State of Being that resonates at the same frequency as the Word of God – Jesus. Please be encouraged, because this is a divine work of sanctification that’s done not by your might or your power, but by His Spirit (Zechariah 4:6). All that God requires from you and me is that we put our best foot forward in obeying His Word and surrendering to His Spirit. Thankfully, the Lord our God will give us all the grace that we need (2 Corinthians 9:8; Hebrews 4:16).

“For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus” (Philippians 1:6 NASB).

Even though the son’s portion came in the Fullness of Time when Jesus came to earth and purchased it on the cross (Galatians 4:4-6), we must experientially appropriate the redemptive gift of sonship the same way that it was acquired. Our journey of “moving unto perfection” is a crucifixion process (much more will be shared in another article). Dying daily is the only way we actually develop into mature, full-grown sons of God (Matthew 10:37-39, 16:24; Mark 8:34, 10:21; Luke 9:23, 14:27). The wisdom of God insists upon our permission to crucify our sin nature, and He will only complete the work of co-crucifixion with Christ with our approval. Volunteering freely in the day of God’s power is a continual daily sanctioning of “not my will, but Yours be done” (Matthew 6:10). Paul shows us the culmination of being an Adult Son is living a crucified life:

“I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me” (Galatians 2:20 NASB).

When Jesus walked the earth, He was Jewish and His understanding of the Baptism of Fire, which He experienced at His crucifixion, came from the picture of Burnt Offering in the first five books of the Bible. It would behoove us Christians to start with the same foundation. They were the instructions of Moses on the priests, the altars, and the sacrificial system, which (by the way) is accurate according to the Messiah’s instructions:

“For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote about Me. But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?” (John 5:46-47 NASB)

In fact, the only reason that we can have confidence that Yeshua’s sacrifice on the cross was sufficient to pay the penalty for all sin (once and for all) relies on Moses’s instructions on the priests, the altars, and the sacrificial system. When Christians throw out these instructions and the first five books of the Bible in His eternal Word, we throw out the very basis that we can rely on Jesus’s shed blood on the cross washes away all of our sin.

For more information, please check out these articles: BECOMING A MATURE SON http://wp.me/p158HG-xC and COME UP HERE!http://wp.me/p158HG-x5.

~ Robin Main

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Copyright August 10, 2013 – Sapphire Throne Ministries – Robin Main

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His Divine Building Plan in the Dispensation of the Fullness of Time – 3 of 3

— Precious or Mature Sons —

The second leg of our three-part journey of “moving onto perfection” (Heb 6:1) is called the son’s portion, but more accurately it should be defined as the mature son’s portion for that’s the ultimate goal at this part of our Kingdom trek. Our quest to be just like Jesus is “painfully beautiful” [1] at this juncture.

The son’s portion is the place where our bonds in Christ are readily perceived by our senses and recognized by our minds (Phil 1:13). Second Corinthians 5:14 tells us that the love of Christ should instruct, control or constrain us.  Therefore, the bonds in Christ are obvious within a believer at this stage when one endeavors to become a mature man (Ephesians 4:13) or when one shoots even higher to become part of Christ’s pure and spotless Bride (Matthew 25: 1-13; Ephesians 5:27; Revelation 21). Remember that both men and women are called to be Adult Sons and the Bride of Christ, because in the Spirit there’s no male or female (Galatians 3:28). By the way, the third and hardest leg of the “moving unto perfection” journey is the bridal portion.  For now, please note that sons are chosen to build a house for God’s sanctuary (1 Chronicles 28:10) while His Bride literally makes up His house. She is the glorious exalted space where He can and will dwell (Revelation 21:3).

Let’s keep focused on the full-grown son’s portion. Please note that the magnificent corporate purpose of mature sons being bonded in Christ is to unite via an attractive force, and then to embed this cohesive force into a matrix called the One New Man in Christ, which is a phenomenal truth that will be covered in another article.

The son’s portion is a place where we are moving beyond proving what’s merely good to a more restrained place of proving what’s acceptable, approved or pleasing in God’s sight, so we will no longer be conformed to this world in a greater measure (Rom 12:2).

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my rock and my Redeemer.

~Psalm 19:14 NASB

We tend to forget that it was partaking of the Tree of the Knowledge of good and evil that caused man to fall from their exalted state of daily communion with God. When we are working out what is acceptable to the Lord our God in our Kingdom within, God works to rein in our mouths, hearts and deeds to align perfectly with His words, His thought and His works. Incremental solidified change results in transformation, which can be a lengthy process at best unless God does something sovereign. Be forewarned: When God is tuning a person’s life to that which is acceptable in His sight, anything that grieves His heart will surface. Mixture will be sifted out here.

Most believers, if not all, have things to perfect at this level. If you think that you don’t, it’s the quickest signal that you do because having a humble, teachable heart is a preeminent hallmark of a maturing or mature son of God (Proverbs 2-7). Growing, maturing sons continually endeavor to work out their salvation with fear and trembling (Philippians 2:12), according to the righteous and just standards of God’s throne (Psalms 89:14). When we declare platitudes, like: I’m already holy, I’m already righteous, I’m already a mature son, I’m already His Bride, or I’m already an overcomer, we need to realize that God is already examining those very areas of our life to see if they measure up. Any one of the above manifestations are heavenly positions that believers have access to “in Christ,” but it’s God’s appraisal of our earthly condition that determines the level of a person’s or a group’s maturity. Ephesians 4:13 tells us that “a mature man” is determined by the standard of the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ. Jesus Christ’s fullness is always 100%. Your or my fullness is not. Not yet. I dare you to ask the Lord, “How much of the fullness of the stature of Christ do I have?” Our goal is for these heavenly positions to become walking-talking realities here in the land of the living, but for now, I see too often that these glorious heavenly positions, like being an Adult Son or the Bride, are used as emphatic declarations that keep us unknowingly stunted.

Everyone (both in the Church and the world) recognizes a genuine manifestation of God’s power and any heavenly position manifestly held here on earth. If we’re honest with ourselves, we will see that blanket platitudes are red flags that signal where God would like to refine us. Trite remarks usually indicate areas where we’re protective, defensive, and unwilling to dive deeper into the Way and the Truth and the Life. When someone utters, I’m already such-and-such but their life doesn’t always demonstrate that reality, the only people who buy into their confession are like-minded individuals. Everyone else can discern the fact that your State of Being doesn’t measure up to what you tout. Christ’s Church needs to recognize that our hypocritical assumptions are painfully obvious to the most casual observer.

He began saying to His disciples first of all, “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.”

                                                                                                          ~ Luke 12:1b NASB

Most of us are more immature than we’d like to admit. Just remember that if you can not or will not admit the truth of your current condition here on earth, you’ll never be set free in that area of your life because it’s the truth that set us free (John 8:32). But praise be to God that He never denies genuine heart cries! Oh that we might turn, and be healed!

Wade Taylor writes: “Our ‘willing obedience’ is the determining factor in our becoming an overcomer. Being an overcomer is not that we do. Rather, it relates to the intent and issues of our heart, which determines our actions…. as long as we walk in submission and obedience, it can be said that we are an overcomer.” [2] I agree, except I’d extend this statement to include holiness, righteousness, mature sons, the Bride, etc. For this article, let’s just say that our willing obedience to the One who sits on the throne and unto the Lamb is the determining factor in our becoming a mature son.

Two chief characteristics of a son of God is that they serve God with a whole heart (1 Chronicles 28:9) as well as keeping God’s commandments (Proverbs 7:1-2: 1 John 2:3-6; Revelation 14:12). We are not talking about something yucky and legalistic, but a State ofBeingthat resonates at the same frequency as the Word of God – Jesus. Please be encouraged, because this is a divine work of sanctification that’s done not by your might or your power, but by His Spirit (Zechariah 4:6). All that God requires from you and me is that we put our best foot forward in obeying His Word and surrendering to His Spirit. Thankfully, the Lord our God will give us all the grace that we need (2 Corinthians 9:8; Hebrews 4:16).

For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.

                                                                                                     ~ Philippians 1:6 NASB

Even though the son’s portion came in the Fullness of Time when Jesus came to earth and purchased it on the cross (Galatians 4:4-6), we must experientially appropriate the redemptive gift of sonship the same way that it was acquired. Our journey of “moving unto perfection” is a crucifixion process (much more will be shared in another article). Dying daily is the only way we actually develop into mature, full-grown sons of God (Matthew 10:37-39, 16:24; Mark 8:34, 10:21; Luke 9:23, 14:27). The wisdom of God insists upon our permission to crucify our sin nature, and He will only complete the work of co-crucifixion with Christ with our approval. Volunteering freely in the day of God’s power is a continual daily sanctioning of “not my will, but Yours be done” (Matthew 6:10). Paul shows us the culmination of being an Adult Son is living a crucified life:

I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.

                                                                                                         ~ Galatians 2:20 NASB

Remember from our previous “Burnt Offering” teaching that it’s the Good Shepherd of our souls who chooses the best sacrifice that will go on His Altar, not us. So when you find yourself in a miserable place where you just want out (you wanna run for all your worth), just stop, take a breath, stand, and keep your eyes focused on the prize – the Author and Perfecter of your faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross (Hebrews 12:2).

My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations (encounter various trials); Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire (complete), wanting nothing.

                                                                 ~ James 1:2-4 KJV (additional comments mine) 

When you focus on the Way and the Truth and the Life (John 14:6), He revelatory leads you beside the still waters around the Tree of Life, which will enable you to recognize and process the grueling situation(s) you find yourself in according to His Kingdom come. As you keep focused on Him when you encounter various trials, the Lord our God will restore your soul (Psalms 23:3). He will guide you in the paths of righteousness for His Name sake (Psalms 23:3), and He will prepare a feast of goodness, kindness and love before you in the presence of your enemies (Psalms 23:5). And thus, you are well on your way on the path of life (i.e. righteousness) where one of the most arduous tests is overcoming evil with good (Romams 12:21):

But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? … Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

                                                                          ~Matthew 5:44-48 NASB (emphasis mine)

Only the highest caliber of saints allows their sin natures to be completely crucified. Through the ages, saints who’ve endured the cross to live in this high and lofty place of common union with the Most High God have been few and far between. People like Enoch, Moses, the Apostle John and Paul were totally separated from the world, which allowed them to live an overcoming life in a crossover place with God, so sacred and beautiful that it begs description. Even though resurrection life (complete crucifixion of worldly and fleshly passions) is not a new grace, it’s been preferred by and fixed on by a small number of extremely devout saints.  One of the new things that God is going to do in our day is to extend this crucified life grace (authentic death, burial, resurrection life reality) to a large company of believers:

that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His suffering, being conformed to His death; in order that I may attain to the resurrection from the dead. Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.

                                                                                                              ~Philippians 3:10-12 NASB

We must remember that difficult crucifying circumstances are the painfully beautiful agents that form you into His very image where you are filled with tangible effervescent joy, unwavering powerful love, profound life-giving wisdom, et cetera. “All of you, for all of Him.” It’s really quite a bargain.

Let’s shift for a moment, back to our study of the dispensation of the fullness of times. In order to be complete, we need to thoroughly understand the picture that God is painting. Remember that the Biblical pattern for each new dispensation is first a precious son volunteers to become a worshipful, sacrificial burnt offering; then gradually a new dwelling place for God is built. This means we need to look more into what God says about a precious or mature son.

Almost every time the word “son” is used in the New Testament, it comes from two Greek words:

[1]  teknon = babies or immature sons,

[2]  huios = mature sons (used in Revelation 21:7)

Immature sons of God – teknons – tend to go after their own heart’s desires, and are less likely to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit. So basically, a mark of the spiritually immature is that they have not yet learned to act only on the Spirit’s leading. Another mark of spiritual immaturity is most often teknons react, or respond, emotionally or intellectually to various trials they face as well as seeking to protect themselves; therefore, they are “always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth” (2 Timothy 3:7). We can only come to the knowledge of the truth by applying it. Character is forged by facing difficult circumstances, not running away from or hiding from the truth. Truth must be allowed to have its way in our lives if we are going to mature. The Hebrew pictograph for the word “humble” reveals that humility comes when we destroy our walls of self-protection. While the Hebrew pictograph for the word “pride” tells us that we are in pride when we lift ourselves up in our own strength.

God’s Kingdom focuses on growing and maturing sons (huios). Physical growth for people is a function of time. Intellectual growth is a function of learning. While spiritual growth is a function of obedience.  If Jesus was a mature Son (huios), yet He learned obedience by the things He suffered (Heb 5:8), then we should expect to have to walk in the same manner as He did (1 John 2:6):

Do you not know that when you present yourselves to someone as slaves for          obedience, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin resulting in death, or obedience resulting in righteousness? I am speaking in human term because of the weakness of your flesh. For just as you presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness, resulting in further lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness, resulting in  sanctification (holiness).

                                                                ~ Romans 6: 16,19 NASB (emphasis mine)

From these verses we see a pattern where obedience to God’s divine will results in our righteousness, which results in our holiness. We’ll discuss this process more in another article. For now, please allow me to pull out some prevalent Biblical themes with regard to mature sons of God without doing an exhaustive study. Mature or Adult Sons:

[1]  Are heirs of God’s Kingdom (Rom. 8:17; Gal. 3:29; Heb. 11:8-10).

[2]  Serve God with a whole heart and willing mind, i.e. soul (1 Chr. 28:9).

[3]  Are chosen to build a dwelling place for God’s sanctuary (1 Chr. 28:10).

[4]  Hear, treasure, and observe God’s commandments (Prov. 1:8; 2:1; 4:1; 5:7; 7:1,24).

[5]  Love their enemies and they pray for their persecutors (Matt. 5:44-45).

[6]  Are continually led by the Spirit of God (Rom. 8:14).

[7] Are the pool from which the overcoming bridal company is drawn from (Rev. 21:7).

However, all mature sons are not necessarily part of the pure and spotless Bride (Matthew 25:1-13; Ephesians 5:27). One does not guarantee the other. There are wise virgins and foolish virgins within the church. To be part of Christ’s Bride, one must literally go through their own close and personal baptism of fire (i.e., complete crucifixion) where the All-Consuming Fire who sits on the sapphire throne (Ezekiel 1:26-27, 10:1; Hebrews 12:29) righteously judges our earth. On this side of heaven in the land of the living, God will be testing the quality of each bridal candidate’s works by fire (1 Corinthians 3:12-15), so she can be properly clothed for the Marriage Supper of the Lamb with bright and clean fine linen, which is a robe of righteousness (Isaiah 61:10-11), or as Revelation 19:8 tells us that this fine linen is literally the righteous acts of the saints.

Please do not dismiss this truth lightly. Becoming part of the Bride of Christ is not a salvation issue, it’s about the most intimate, eternal relationship with the King of kings. It’s an eternal reward issue where no one will be exempt. True Christians will either be found by the Judge of heaven and earth, the King of the Ages, to be a wise virgin or a foolish one and I wouldn’t just assume that you are counted in the wise column. Too much is at stake to assume and presume anything; and unfortunately, Christ’s Church has taught us for decades that everyone who is part of the church is part of the pure and spotless Bride. This is not a Scripturally accurate picture. (Please refer to the “Here Comes The Bride http://www.sapphirethroneministries.wordpress.com/2012/03/28/here-comes-the-bride/  article for greater clarification.)

~ Robin Main

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Copyright January 2012 – Sapphire Throne Ministries – Robin Main

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[1] Term coined by Dani Meeker Chambers. Received in a text on 01-06-2012.

[2] Make the Right Choices by Wade Taylor wade@wadetaylor.org, The Elijah List (www.elijahlist.com) email info@elijahlist.net, December 04-2011