As most know what a sandwich is I love this beautiful sandwich in the Word of life.
Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel. Exodus 19:5,6
YES! One slice of bread is "... ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people" and the other slice is "...ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation" The beauty is what is in the middle that makes this sandwich truly the Word of life "...for all the earth is mine"
What a wonderful sandwich to see by His Spirit and to digest it is to truly understand what it means to enter the kingdom of heaven (John 3:5).
God is raising up "...a kingdom of priests" ..... Come on now if you are not shouting glory you see not!
Hours and hours of intimacy with Him I so much desired to know why He called me. Yes! He called me 35+ years ago in a dark attic of a house. I know He called me for I was NOT looking nor was I listening for Him. I was wrapped up in my grave clothes waiting for the burial.
Today I hear His call and I know it is one of Priesthood!
It is why I desire for others to grasp the call, it is why I groan within when I see pain, suffering and sin. It is why my heart breaks when I read of some many suffering in this world today. It is the call that is within that soon will be manifested for ALL creation to be set free by!
Last night in fellowship with my Sister, my wife I read these verses and my heart pounded with the feeling of a new born father --->We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians. Our hearts are open wide. It is not our affection, but yours that is restrained. As a fair exchange, I ask you as my children: Open wide your hearts also. 2 Corinthians 6:11-13 (Read 2 Corinthians 6:14-18 to grasp why).
I don't get paid to be here nor do I look to build a church called Frank's Church. I am here to share what I learn of Him with any who desire to grow in Him. Yes a Brother's eyes just got brighter for he was truly used by the Father on a verse he sent me. But that one verse spoke volumes to me and out of context I desire to share back part of the volume --->And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. 2 Timothy 2:2
"...a kingdom of priests" Every person born into this world is one whom God desires to be a kingdom priest however the problem is how many are willing to forsake all to heed His call? Today in this world there is a cry coming forth for to God for HELP! Children in war torn countries crying in pain and hungry. Mothers weeping for their babies are born with diseases that can't be cured. fathers rubbing two cents together not able to give to their families the promise dream of a nice house, food on the table and that wonderful white picket fence.
Step out your door and listen! Look at the news headlines and see the weeping. Hear the call for CHANGE!
How .... HOW this world needs the hand of God but it can't be till the priests step forth to join the hand of God with the hand of humanity!
A dictionary defines priest as: a mediatory agent between God and man. In the Old Testament the Hebrew word for priest is "COHEN," the root meaning is "one who stands up and draws nigh to another." The New Testament Greek meaning is "TO MINISTER."
So a priest is one who "draws near and ministers on behalf of another."
A priest always draws nigh and ministers in TWO DIRECTIONS! Drawing near to God on behalf of the people and drawing near to the people on behalf of God. Yes, YES, I know this is not taught in churches, bible studies or fellowships. Might explain why Jesus said--->For many are called, but few are chosen. Matthew 22:14
If you look at the context of Matthew 22:14 you will see it is concerning the kingdom of heaven and a king, which made a marriage for his son.
The ministry of the priest is thus an go between ministry. The priest reaches out with one hand and takes hold of God; the priest reaches out with the other hand and takes hold of humanity; and brings the two together by virtue of the priestly ministration.
Out of context "...And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. Revelation 7:1-17
They serve Him DAY AND NIGHT IN HIS TEMPLE! Please realize there is NO such thing as day in night in God's temple it is showing how the called priesthood are ministering unto Him by learning OF Him and shall soon come forth to bring to this world the HAND OF HIM!
Back to the beautiful sandwich.
Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: FOR ALL THE EARTH IS MINE: And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel. Ex 19:5,6
Ask yourself where did humanity come from? YES EARTH!!!!!!!
"...And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground ...." Genesis 2:7
The purpose of God is to establish IN THE EARTH a Royal Priesthood for ALL THE EARTH is His!
God has the right to do what is His! After all IT IS GOD'S WORLD! Ohhhhhhh so hard to grasp that long before time began, long before a single heavenly body inhabited the vast regions of space ... GOD WAS!
We can see that He told Moses to tell Pharaoh that the "I AM" had sent him, God was talking about His eternal, present-tense existence, before anything else had been "...framed by the word of God..."
"...In the beginning God..."
Long before there was anything at all THERE WAS GOD! Then the blessed Word of life (God) rolls back the curtain of the past and shows us God at work, creating all that is, and all that ever was.
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. Genesis 1:1
YES, He owns it for He made it! No one can take it from Him. It was then that GOD WROTE HIS SIGNATURE OF OWNERSHIP, by His Word of LIFE! From the farthest point to the dust God owns it!
The earth is the LORD'S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. Psalm 24:1
God has everything in His right hand. He is sovereign! And I know Jesus Christ IS THE LORD!
In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind. Job 12:10
This present world has around seven billion residents and God gives BREATH AND LIFE to them ALL and the earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof.
Even the Prophet Daniel penned such wonderful truth by the Spirit of God --->And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine eyes unto heaven, and mine understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the most High, and I praised and honoured him that liveth for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation: And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou? Daniel 4:34,35
Don't listen to the lies of MYSTERY BABYLON .... THIS IS NOT THE DEVIL'S WORLD!!!!!!
God owns the earth and everything in it. He does what He wants to do AND NOBODY CAN STOP HIM FROM DOING IT. I tell you I was taught that the earth belongs to "the prince of the power of the air" and "the god of this world." NO, NO, NO IT DOESN'T! God owns IT ALL and He gives it to who HE WILLS!
God has the right to appoint stewards over creation based on His purpose and their faithfulness, regardless of moral, religious or other considerations. Ohhhhhhh you may say? Look at King Cyrus.
Quote = Cyrus the Great figures in the Hebrew Bible as the patron and deliverer of the Jews. He is mentioned 23 times by name and alluded to several times more. According to the Bible, Cyrus the Great, KING OF PERSIA, was the monarch under whom the Babylonian captivity ended. In the first year of his reign he was prompted by God to decree that the Temple in Jerusalem should be rebuilt and that such Jews as cared to might return to their land for this purpose. Moreover, he showed his interest in the project by sending back with them the sacred vessels which had been taken from the First Temple and a considerable sum of money with which to buy building materials.
In Isaiah 44:24 to 45:7 talks about King Cyrus the Persian King who God put in charge of the earth. Hold on now God called him HIS SHEPHERD.
hat saith of Cyrus, He is my shepherd, and shall perform all my pleasure: even saying to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be built; and to the temple, Thy foundation shall be laid. Isaiah 44:28
Wait a moment Cyrus was not a Jew nor one that followed the law of Moses and yet God raised him up for God's purpose. Beware of the leaven of today's pastors and teachers.
Wait now can we see another that God raised up for His purpose?
Yes Nebuchadnezzar ruled by God's divine appointment!
God "...doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?" Daniel 4:35
When King Nebuchadnezzar started to say in his pride that he built his kingdom that God gave to Him God took it back from him! King Nebuchadnezzar REPENTED and blessed the God of heaven as the only source of ALL KINGDOMS AND POWER and confessed that God was fully able to "...humble those who walk in pride." Daniel 4:37
Last but not less we can see that Belshazzar, King Nebuchadnezzar's son had the same sin of pride that he seen and learnt from his father. God also smote him in an instant and took away his kingdom.
Truly, "The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof."
Now we must look at the leaven bread, the lies taught today in the churches which I see as MYSTERY BABYLON! She loves to say God made a deal with Satan. So go as far to say its a game of heaven and hell and though the devil is winning many to hell God will win the game in the end and have some saved for His heaven. What a fable ... what a lie!
If the earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof, then we need to come to understand that God has never at any time dealt with Satan on a percentage basis. God never did tell Satan that he could have ninety percent and God be satisfied with ten percent. Neither did God ever say that Satan could have ten percent and He, God would be satisfied with ninety percent.
With God it is ALL!
It ALL belongs to Him. First, because He created it, and second, because He redeemed it!
"...God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people's sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation." 2 Corinthians 5:19
God has assigned to Satan a limited sphere of influence over the creation, for the outworking of God's wonderful plan, but HE HAS NOT DEEDED NOR TRANSFERRED OWNERSHIP OF EVEN ONE INCH OF IT TO SATAN FOR A POSSESSION.
To say there is any part of God's creation that Satan will possess forever is a horrible BLASPHEMY against God.
Quote ="Not always, however, shall men be in opposition to our Creator, for after all present travail is ended, and man has run his course of self-will and rebellion, there shall be an inflow of the love of God into every heart which shall draw the creature back to his Creator, to serve Him with a whole heart, and worship before Him in complete obedience to His will. So great a transforming power is the operation of His grace in man, that we shall come to Him in love, and serve Him because we want to serve Him, freely and joyfully."
I desire for us to see that when Melchizedek, priest of the Most High God, blessed Abraham, He said to him, "Blessed be Abram of the Most High God, POSSESSOR OF HEAVEN AND EARTH." This word possessor comes from the Hebrew root meaning 'to erect, create, and thus TO OWN.
In Acts 17:28 we can read "...For in him we live and move and have our being...." He contains us ..... let me say that again "HE CONTAINS US" EVEN BEFORE WE BEGIN TO CONTAIN Him, AS THE INDWELLING CHRIST! Man has been HELD by God, long before man ever received God into his own being to contain Him. God is the POSSESSOR of heaven and earth.
Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. Revelation 4:11
Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also: Romans 3:29
"...O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh..." Numbers 16:22
Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, ALL YE LANDS. ...Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we (ALL LANDS) are HIS PEOPLE, and the SHEEP OF HIS PASTURE. Psalm 100:1,3
Trust me, many times I have heard it said "How is this God's world."
I will be the first to admit that this world doesn't look very much like something that is owned by the Mighty God. It seems like we have entered an age of political perplexities, disasters, bankruptcies, terrorists, riots, hurricanes, droughts, pollution, industrial disasters, the whole social structure crumbling and even nature reacting violently. There is so much murders, rape, pornography, sodomy, divorce, immorality, and blasphemy and abominations of all kinds daily invading our homes in the papers and on television and internet. So called men of God preaching damnable lies all in the name of God.
YES IT MAY NOT LOOK LIKE ITS GOD'S WORLD, BUT IT IS!