Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Shebna or Eliakin?

Scripture reference Isaiah 22.

Shebna represents the authority of the old man, the carnal mind, and all the old religious systems of man.

Eliakim was called of God to replace Shebna for Eliakim represents the bondslave of the Lord, one who had an ear to hear what the Lord says, and a heart to obey His word and do all His will.

The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants (bondslave) things which must shortly come to pass;  ... Revelation 1:1

God does not, nor will He call or use a Shebna type for that type has only its self to improve.

For Shebna was living in ease and splendor while all the trouble was going on, heedless to the problems that were piling up. Just as many today live a life satisfying to the flesh all the while thinking they are doing God’s will.

Shebna abused his authority and spent the king’s money on useless things. For he built for himself a sepulcher.

Now we must not look at the sepulcher with the carnal mind but in the Spirit.

The sepulcher was Shebna building up of self, just as many are today. Presumptuous men that love the esteem place, and high praises of men. Sitting in seats that show themselves to be of great importance, rather than down with the servants.

Makes me wonder why so many struggle with the book of Revelations ..... maybe they need to be as Eliakim rather than Shebna.

Now lets look at the Shebna that Jesus faced and read what He called them ---->Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.
   
Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.

Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.

Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets.
   
Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.
   
Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell? Matt 23:27-33

The Lord has taken ALL authority and power from the Shebna and has given it unto Eliakim. For Eliakim is a type of Christ in heart and mind.

See Eliakim means "God raises up." AND YES! God can raise up the government of His kingdom in the hearts of His called and chosen elect, and this He does sovereignty by His Spirit. His kingdom is one of Spiritual administration, not a democratic organization as most religions are today.

Now let the one’s called see what God will is for them -->For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to "think of himself more highly" than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
   
For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.
   
Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching; Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness. Romans 12:3-8

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

I am a child of the resurrection .......

Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them OPENLY, triumphing over them in it. Col 2:14,15

Maturing by His Word, I am seeing much more than the death and burial of Christ. Faith sees I too am a partaker in His death and His burial and that is not where He has left me.

I am a child of the resurrection .......

Carnality has a cross about one's neck ..... Carnality has a cross about a building .... Carnality only sees death in the empty cross!

Carnality keeps one IN death!

I am a child of the resurrection .......

My eyes see but a world passing away .... This hour of man holds not my interest!

One world government, One world ruler, One world of peace .... I see not!

So many Sadducees about teaching .... NO resurrection, pointing at the empty cross. All the while the Spirit teaches His sons that they are the child of the resurrection!

Soul destroyer these Sadducees are.

One's walking in their own natural mind that breeds questions and deny the authority of scripture, by their unbelief to make God devoid of power!

I am a child of the resurrection .......

Let not Martha's doubt of a present resurrection birth a powerless Life within today's sons.

For the resurrection is above all else a person and that person is none other than our Lord Jesus Christ who died, who was buried, and who rose again.

It is not one's belief in a past or future resurrection that makes them children of the resurrection.

NO!

It is our identity with Him that makes us one with that resurrection which He both here and now is!!!!!!!

Endless scriptures can roll of the tongue of a man versed in the bible!!!! BUT! Identifying one's self to Christ is the true identity of one living in the resurrected Life NOW!

“He that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live,
and whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die?”

It is not the cross before me, but the risen Lord I see. For the cross has pointed the way TO HIM and His Life for me to LIVE IN!

I am a child of the resurrection .......

It is faith from Him that birthed me into the likeness of Christ’s death, and it is like precious faith that now identifies me with the resurrected Christ.

“If we have been planted together in the likeness of His death,
we shall be also in the likeness of His resurrection.” Romans 6:5

From the foundation of this world God wanted sons to be made in His image and likeness!!!!

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: ...... Genesis 1:26

And the second Adam, the Lord from heaven is the quickening spirit that shall make man in His image and likeness.

“Whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die.”

Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years. Revelation 20:6

I am a child of the resurrection .......




“Nevertheless, I live yet not I, but Christ, liveth in me, and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself for me.” Galatians 2:20

The “I” that I once was IS dead; the “I” that now lives is Jesus Christ.


Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. Romans 6:4