(…continues from part 3…)
4) Who is the one involved with Christianity? He is the one of 1Peter 2:9-10 “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: 10) Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.”
Amen; I am of the redeemed!
Let me go through the definitions of some of the words in the above verses.
*Chosen is the Greek eklektos (ek-lek-tos’): ‘picked out, select, (by implication) favorite.’
*Generation is genos (ghen’-os): ‘kindred, offspring, family stock, tribe, nation.’
*Royal, basileios (bas-il’-i-os), means: ‘kingly (by nature), regal.’
*Priesthood hierateuma (hee-er-at’-yoo-mah), is: ‘the office of a priest; the priestly fraternity, that is, a sacerdotal order (figuratively).’
*Holy is hagios (hag’-ee-os): ‘most holy thing, a saint; sacred (physically pure, morally blameless or religious, ceremonially consecrated). *Nation is ethnos (eth’-nos). ‘Paul uses the term for Gentile Christians; a race (as of the same habit), that is, a tribe; specifically, a foreign (non-Jewish) one (usually by implication pagan.’
*Peculiar is made of two Greek eis and peripoiēsis. Eis (ice) is: ‘into, unto, to, towards, for, among.’ The second, peripoiesis (per-ee-poy’-ay-sis), means: ‘a preserving, a preservation; possession, one’s own property; an acquisition.’ *People is laos (lah-os’), meaning: ‘group, tribe, nation, all those who are of the same stock and language; people (in general; thus differing from (dēmos (day’-mos) the people, the mass of people assembled in a public place ), which denotes one’s own populace).
The moulding Potter, Creator of Christians – His vessels .
Christianity, from this Petrine Epistle, is a selection reminiscent of God’s sculptural hands, as He picked a piece of clay from among the abundance of its enormous earthly deposit. If the Sculptor’s ingenious acumen had not gone any further, Adam would have remained just a mere masterpiece of sculpture. But the good Lord, Christ, the Second Member of the Godhead, desired more than a piece of clayey work of art. He breathed a personal and physical breath of life into the lifeless mould. “And Adam became a living soul,” so we have in the Mosaic couch of Genesis 2:7; the word ‘man’ in this verse is actually ‘Adam’ of the Hebraic ‘adam (aw-dawm’): ‘ruddy (from the redness of the colour of the earth) i.e. a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.).
We don’t really know who we are: Christians are absolutely holy!
In sharing life with the Adamic nature, Christianity was ushered into the generational stock of empyreal reality. Adam became Jehovah’s next of kin! Kinsmen of the Godhead. Unbelievable it looked –to an onlooking Lucifer. There is more to being a Christian –regality of sacerdotalism. We are priestly kings –in the order of Melchizedek. Spiritual suzerainty, that puts divine connectivity solely in the hands of Christianity. There is much more. Christianity, by the blood covenant of atonement, has metamorphosed into a saint, most holy, physically pure, morally blameless and ceremonially consecrated tribe of empyreal order. And what is more? The peculiarity of Christianity is absolutely of the Divinity. Our connection to the soteriological new birth is unto an acquisition of a tribe, eternally precious, a preserve of the Almighty Elohiym. No race –not even Israel—, at any point of historical time, is this elevated. Hallelujah!
Peter’s release makes Antichrist’s dominion of Christians an Impossibility
In order to please the people Herod stretched forth his hand. He grabbed James the great. Herod killed a pillar of Christianity. James is the same as Jacob, which means a supplanter; he is the original Israel; this is probably why Israel, today, is dead, spiritually. The same Roman governmental machinery captured Simon Peter, with the same wish to sniff out his life. The difference between Israel’s Judaism and Christianity is in the name of Simon Peter. Simon means ‘hearing’ while Peter is ‘a lively stone’ –the concrete material of the architectural edifice, called God’s sanctuary. They, the Church, prayed and God had no choice but to hear and brought Peter to safety. Why? The categorical pellucidity of the word is, “I will build…………of hell shall not prevail against it.” Peter himself wrote, “Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ” (1Peter 2:5).
Is my hand shortened at all, that it cannot redeem? (Isaiah 50:2)
Biblical historicity tells us that John, in his old age, was arrested. They decided to execute him by throwing the Lord’s Apostle, whom He loved, into a heated cauldron of oil. John would not be fried, by the will of God. Why? His name, the Hebraic yôchânân (yo-khaw-nawn’) or Johanan, means: “Jehovah has graced or Jehovah-favoured.” Were we not, through Adam, dead? Were we not brought into life by the grace of Jehovah? For this reason, by the grace of God, the unmerited favour from His throne room, it was impossible to execute John, the concretism of the abstract Church.
Is there any congregational prayer like unto the Holy Spirit’s released glossolalia, which makes the Devil and his demons shiver, when Christians open their mouths to raise prayers known only of God’s chosen generation? Selah!
The Chosen Generation!
You have no idea how privileged it is to be truly involved spiritually with Christianity. We are the living phenomenon. The genuinely happening people of the world; called out to season the vapidity that marks the barbarism of the sinful Adamic population, and to beam the eternal light of salvation to all groping mankind. Christianity is God’s trump card to discomfit and to destroy the works of satanism.
Get born again by saying this simple prayer.
“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”
(…to be concluded…)
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