The Bridegroom attends to His eternal Bride. Amen.
(…continues from part 4…)
5) God will never create another species of people better than Christians. We are His peripoesis. What is peripoesis? It is found in 1Peter 2:9, “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:” The word ‘peculiar’ is the Greek peripoesis, which makes us a purchased property of His Divinity. If God will ever buy anything, would He spend His resources in exchange for a perishable item? As sinful as humans are, no right thinking one among us would want to use our hard earned money on anything that is valueless.
The Holiest One of Eternality at the Mount Sinai experience
Jehovah sits in eternity. If He should love to purchase clothing, for instance, would the ETERNAL One buy raiment that will ever go out of fashion? Would the LORD God give out His bargaining strength for an acquisition that will see and be affected by corruption? Would a fabric that will be torn, as the time goes on, be God’s acquired possession? Peripoesis have definitions of: ‘preservation, safe keeping and a purchased acquisition.’ The preservation of the Christian is the sole preserve of the Trinity. How do I know this? It says in the Scriptures, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” [John 3:16].
Christians are the mystical body of Christ on earth
What this new life of regeneration promises is: ‘should not perish,’ ergo, ‘everlasting life’ which the gift of God the Father engenders. The Christian is resident in the Father’s eternal palm. “My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand” [John 10:29]. The active tense, ‘pluck’ is the Greek harpazo (har-pa’-zō) ‘to seize i.e. take by force’. Harpazo is a derivation of haireomai (hai-re’-o-mai) or hellomai (hel’-lo-mai) [a cognate form, which is otherwise obsolete] ‘to take for oneself, i.e. to prefer.’ No sinful act will ever authorise the evil entity of Satanism to bring the Christian into the hellish judgment domain of Lucifer. If none can pluck the regenerate soul from the Father’s hand, then, God Himself will not let go of His divine treasure –the Christian. “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4) To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, 5) Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time” [1Peter 1:3-5].
Christianity redeemed us from the original Adamic sinfulness
“But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his” [Romans 8:9]. This Scripture underscores the divine participation of the Holy Spirit. His indwelling stance is eternal. You can never read anywhere in God’s protocol of the New Testamentary order acquainting His vacation of the regenerate soul. At the Christian’s earthly departure, the Holy Spirit must accompany him to heaven. Why? The Holy Spirit is the ‘seal’ of divine approval; the ‘earnest’ of God’s purchase of the Christian.
Titus 3:5 reads, “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;” where ‘renewing’ is anakainosis (a-na-kai’-nō-sis): ‘renewal, a renewing (i.e. brand-new).’ Anakainosis comesfrom anakainoo (a-na-kai-no’-ō) ‘to renovate.’ This reminds me of 2Corinthians 5:17 where the one found in Christ is termed ‘new,’ the Greek of which is a cognatekainos (kai-nos’): ‘1. brand-new (i.e. newly made or introduced); fresh. 2. (also, by implication) distinctly better.’ The true Christian remains ever-fresh before the Eternal Majesty of the Rainbow Administration.
They did not know that seated among them was the LORD God of Eden!
“In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, 14) Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory” [Ephesians 1:13-14]. The Holy Spirit is truly involved in the regeneration of our souls. We are ‘sealed,’ that is sphragizo (sfra-ǰiy’-zō) ‘1. to stamp (with a signet or private mark) for security or preservation. 2. (by implication) to keep secret, to attest.’ The Christian is not only ‘sealed,’ the Holy Spirit is his ‘earnest,’ arrhabon (ar-rha-ɓōn’) ‘a pledge, i.e. part of the purchase-money or property given in advance as security for the rest.’ The salient question here is this; if the Holy Spirit is given out as down payment, how much more is really, truly, being owed as far as the spiritual commercialism is concerned? Has the Holy Spirit a price tag? Selah!
As the people of Christ, we become the next of kin to the Divinity
As Jesus is the last Adam and the only Saviour, so are the Christians the last species of God’s creationism –of intelligent beings. We are the best: saved for the last exhibition of Jehovah’s fecundity.
Religion is basically manmade, to serve the deification crave of Satanism. If God has what you will call a religion, then it is called Christianity: named after the Second Member of the Godhead, to delineate the legitimacy of this true worship of the Most High.
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!”
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