Jesus told the religious Jews, “Moses gave you circumcision (not that it is from Moses but from the fathers)” John 7:22
“Moses said before his death, ‘The LORD came from Sinai, and dawned from Seir upon us, he shone forth from Mount Paran, he came from the ten thousands of holy ones, with flaming fire at his right hand’ ” Deuteronomy 33:1-2
Moses’ teaching of the LAW was from the fathers (PLURAL); Jesus’ teaching of GRACE and GLORY is from The Father, The God ABOVE ALL.
Jesus says, “My teaching is NOT MINE, but his who sent me. If any man’s will is to do his will, he shall know whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking on my own authority.” Jesus was UNIQUE; not of Adam nor of the ten thousands of holy ones, but of God. “All who came before me are thieves and robbers” (John 10:8). “I came to give you LIFE and LIFE to the fullest” “I am the Door to The Father, the SOURCE of Life; an open Door to heaven so our Father can POUR down upon and in you”
Jesus was given the Name above every name; Christ was given ALL authority and power in heaven AND on earth. He is King of kings and Lord of lords; the anointed Holy One who anoints us with HIMSELF to teach and guide us as sons of God, clothed with Christ Light, Love and Spirit; covered, protected and provided every good endowment and every perfect gift from the Father of lights.
Jesus said, “As long as I am in the world I am the light of the world” (John 9:5). Now that he is at the right hand of God above the highest heavens, in Christ “YOU are the light of the world” “As he is, so are we in the world” “As you think in your HEART so are you” We come to Christ, unite with him, and learn heaven’s mindsets of life and peace; his Word, life and Spirit, is written on our hearts and minds.
AWAKE, O sleeper, and ARISE from the dead and Christ will give you LIGHT! Then arise, shine; for your light has come and the glory of the Lord has RISEN upon you. There is darkness in the world and great darkness upon the people OF THE WORLD, but when we are born anew from above OF GOD, OF water AND Spirit, we are no longer of Adam, of flesh; no longer dust to dust, but glory to glory! Because of The Cross of Jesus: his crucifixion, resurrection, ascension AND glorification, our foundation IN CHRIST is HIS GLORY and we go from glory to glory.
We have to stop listening to who the world and world religions say we are and come to Christ and let his Spirit tell us who God says we are.
On the great day Jesus said, “Come to me and DRINK…and rivers of living water will flow from you” a river of HIS PRESENCE, his glory, TRANSFORMING us into HIS LIKENESS and flows out to help those who are still asleep, of Adam, of flesh, of the dust, of the world living in darkness, having the name of being alive but DEAD spiritually (Revelation 3:1-21): unable to see, hear or perceive spiritually (Acts 28:26-29).
We come ALIVE in Christ, receiving His Spirit to be awake, aware, alert, spiritually conscious, heart eyes enlightened, heart ears that can hear the Word, open redeemed-hearts that can spiritually perceive and be healed spirit and soul and body (John 12:39-40).
“Truly, truly, I say to you, if any one keeps my word, he will never see death” John 8:51
Adam was of the dust and returned to dust when he died; Jesus was from heaven, of God, of the Spirit, and the spirit returns to God and never dies; just clothed with new realms of glory!
“The first man Adam became a living BEING; the LAST ADAM, Jesus, became a LIFE-GIVING SPIRIT…physical first then spiritual…The first man was from the earth, a man of dust; the second man is from heaven. As was the man of dust, so are those who are of the dust; and AS IS the man of heaven, so are those who are OF heaven [born again]. JUST AS we HAVE [past tense] borne the image of the man of dust, LET US BEAR THE IMAGE OF THE MAN OF HEAVEN [now and is to come]. Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God” 1 Cor 15:47-50
Jesus says, “Unless you are BORN ANEW you cannot SEE the kingdom of God…unless born again of WATER and SPIRIT you cannot ENTER the kingdom of God. What is born of flesh is flesh, and that born of Spirit is spirit” John 3:3-6
“The mind that is set on the flesh is HOSTILE TO GOD; it cannot submit to God, and those in the flesh cannot please God. BUT YOU ARE NOT IN THE FLESH, you are IN THE SPIRIT IF IN FACT the Spirit of God dwells in you. Any one who DOES NOT HAVE THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST does not belong to him” Romans 8:7-9
Now you see how CRITICAL it is to NOT FOLLOW RELIGIOUS TEACHING but to follow Christ to the Father, the Living God, to be born again FROM ABOVE of God; receiving the River of Holy Spirit and holy fire; his Grace and Glory (presence) and be filled anew daily to overflow like a fountain.
ONLY through Christ is the veil removed. Turn to the Lord, the SPIRIT, and the veil is removed. Beholding the GLORY of the Lord we are CHANGED into his likeness from one degree of glory to another; for this COMES FROM the Lord who is THE SPIRIT (2 Cor 3:12-18).
The spirit of this world, the elemental spirits of the universe, the “god of this world” BLINDS THE MINDS of unbelievers still veiled by religion or counterfeit christs to keep them from SEEING the LIGHT of the gospel of the GLORY of Christ, the likeness of God. For it is THE God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness” who has shone IN OUR HEARTS to give the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. We have THIS TREASURE in our body through the Spirit of God sent to us, to manifest the LIFE of Jesus in our body, in our flesh, RAISING US UP TO HIMSELF to be seated in heavenly places WITH CHRIST in God; our body becomes a new temple of God to house the Spirit. As we worship in SPIRIT and TRUTH, the river pours into us and we are changed, transformed in the glory. The more time we spend in the glory presence with Christ the more we think, feel, speak, act and shine like him! We look, see, behold the unseen things, not the seen (2 Cor 4:1-18; Ephesians 2:1-6; John 4:22-24)
Jesus said, “The hour is coming and NOW IS, when the true worshipers will worship THE FATHER in spirit and truth, for such the Father seeks to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth” (John 4:23-24 RSV)