“A thousand years are as a day, one day as a thousand years”
in Christ we are no longer in time
but in spirit,
in the Spirit of the Lord;
there is no better place.
A new heaven and new earth is where righteousness dwells.
We are the righteousness of God in Christ
who was, is and is to come;
no one can be righteous on their own
apart from Christ,
apart from the Vine that connects heaven and earth;
the Vine in the Vineyard of God
in a heart
given, surrendered, yielded
and filled with Christ;
ask and receive
by faith through grace.
Righteousness is right place, right standing, right position,
with our God and Father
through Jesus the Christ
the Son of God
to whom we come
to give everything
of this world
our old self
our old nature,
and Jesus gives us
the Spirit of God our Father
the same Spirit who raised Jesus from the dead
to new life
in the Spirit
and Christ in you.
“I pray to the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, that He may grant you a spirit of wisdom and revelation [of insight into mysteries and secrets] in the [deep and intimate] knowledge of Him. By having the eyes of your heart flooded with light, so that you know and understand the hope He has called you to, and how rich is His glorious inheritance in the saints [set apart ones]. And know and understand the immeasurable, unlimited, and surpassing greatness of His power in and for us who believe, as demonstrated in the working of His mighty strength. Which He exerted in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion and every name…not only now in this age and in this world, but also in the age and world which are to come. And He put all things under His feet and has appointed Him the universal and supreme Head of the church, His body, the fullness of Him Who fills all in all [for in that body lives the full measure of Him Who makes everything complete, and Who fills everything everywhere with Himself].
And you He made alive when you were dead by your trespasses and sins…You were following the course of the world [under the sway of the tendency of this present age] following the prince of the power of the air…under control of the demon spirit that still consistently works in the sons of disobedience [the careless, the rebellious, and the unbelieving, who go against the purposes of God]. Among these we once also lived…We were then by nature children of wrath and heirs of indignation, like the rest of mankind.
BUT GOD! so rich is He in mercy! Because of and in order to satisfy the great and wonderful and intense LOVE with which He loves us, even when we are dead by our own shortcomings and trespasses, He makes us alive together in fellowship and UNION with Christ; [He gives us the very LIFE of Christ Himself, the SAME new life with which He quickened Him] it is by grace that you are saved” Ephesians 1:17-2:5 AMP
“Amen! (So be it) they cried. Blessing and glory and majesty and splendor and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and might [be ascribed] to our God to the ages and ages (forever and ever, through the eternities of the eternities)! Amen! (So be it)” Revelation 7:12 AMP