Monday, January 11, 2010

Depends on what the meaning of "is" is.

And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. - John 3:13 (KJV)
The word "is" is very telling of how Jesus thought of himself during his earthly ministry. There was no question in his mind that he was the "Son of Man", and no question he was on earth accomplishing his tasks, yet he did not say, ...the Son of man which was in heaven", he said, "...the Son of man which is in heaven."

He did what he did not being previously in heaven but now on earth, he did what he did being previoiusly in heaven and still in heaven, joined eternally with the Father and the Holy Spirit.

We, too, are to see ourselves currently in heaven, with Christ.

Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: - Ephesians 2:5-6 (KJV)
He is expecting us to consider ourselves currently seated with Christ as we live our lives on earth! I want to know it, feel it; have it engrafted (James 1:21) into me and I into it to be part of me!

Ah ha!!! The journey of joy continues; pardon me while I stop to leap for Joy!!!

Wow!! Afterglow scripture:
But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel. - Hebrews 12:22-24 (KJV)

- Fritz
Patrikin - Related through The Father (God): Some things are just, simply beneath us!

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