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Edition 385: October 3rd 2017.
The great revelation of you!
Why are you hiding? “God hid me away. It’s a mystery!”
But why are you hiding with your pet puppy, cat, budgie and duck? Because God also hid them away, and that’s a mystery too!
“I thought this was a wonderful world, so why is everyone hiding, and from whom. Is it a wonderful world, or what?”
What a wonderful world! Trees of green, red roses and red setters too, skies of blue, clouds of white. The bright blessed day...all about to go bang in destruction!
“The earth declares the glory of God”. But it is fallen. It has the curse of Adam’s sin in its veins. It and you are far from what you will soon be! The real you and the real world are very soon to be revealed and brought out of hiding by our great God, for the entire universe to see!
So, why are you hiding and why are all the animals hiding and “groaning”? We are all hiding from the devil, his demons, fallen angels and all residents of hell. No, not in our present form, it is our future form that is hiding.
God is also hiding the great mystery of His kingdom. It too, is fully to be revealed soon.
Hidden away, soon to be revealed:
The complete revelation of God includes the revelation of you, the revelation of nature, the revelation of the earth, the revelation of the heavens and the revelation of a true new-world order.
Only those with spiritual eyes and insight can see the kingdom of God beyond its present, masked veil, waiting in anticipation!
As a member of God’s glorious kingdom, you will be truly out of this world, marvellous and magnificent, exalted and elevated forever.
The word “reveal” is Strong’s G602 “Apokalypsis” Meaning: Revelation, manifestation, disclosing, or revealing that which was previously hidden, unknown or making something visible to all.
Colossians 2:3 “The mystery of God...in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”
1 John 3:2 “Beloved, now we are the children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.”
My friends, right now, you are a child of the living God, if saved. But when your salvation is complete, you will be an eternal sign to the universe of God’s glory. You will be a sign to the spirits of ages past and present history. You will soon be revealed in full, final victory.
The great revelation of you:
1 Corinthians 15:40-49 “There are also celestial bodies and terrestrial bodies, but the glory of the celestial is one and glory of the terrestrial is another. There is one glory of the sun and another glory of the moon and another glory of the stars, for one star differs from another star in glory. So also is the resurrection of the dead. The body is sown in corruption and raised in incorruption...it is sown a natural body and raised a spiritual body...We have borne the image of the man of dust (Adam), we shall also bear the image of the heavenly Man.”
We will all be equal in terms of foundation, but what each person has built (or not) on his foundation will be as different as the brightness of the stars – forever.
Revelation 21:4 “And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death...”
As we step into eternity, we will be shocked beyond measure – positively shocked, at what God has laid up for us and what and who we will actually be.
A new name and a new face!
Do you wonder what you will look like in eternity? You will only know that when you look into the mirror God holds up in front of you, with spiritual eyes.
2 Corinthians 3:18 “We with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, by the Spirit of the Lord.”
Our future body will be made of glory! Now we live in a “body of humiliation”.
Many people have three names. The name their parents gave them. A name their friends give them (nickname) and we will have an eternal name, a new name given us by our Lord.
Revelation 2:17 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will give some of the hidden manna to eat and I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written which no one knows except him who receives it.”
We cannot be measured by the world, but only by the word. We are in effect measured by our other-worldliness, our kingdom likeness.
What is your life? What have you done with it in biblical terms? What are your memories made of? Is today a reflection of memories of growth in our Lord?
Imagine the great shock of one day waking up in eternity to discover that your whole life was a waste of time! It was fully worldly ways, controlled by demon puppeteers pulling invisible strings.
Are your tears wasted tears in the desert of futility? Are they the dew of heaven, giving sustenance to others? Will they be tears of future torment and terrible regret, or tears of future joy and glory?
Are you a passing shadow in the shifting sands? Are you an object of eternal beauty, being fashioned with the invisible tools of God, into His glorious workmanship?
Ephesians 2:10 “We are His workmanship created in Him for good works...”
The word “workmanship” in the verse above is the word “Poiema,” Strong’s G4161, Meaning: “A poem, a poetic masterpiece”!
Did you know that you are a poetic masterpiece of the greatest Master-Poet ever?
The poem which is our lives is still being written by our Lord, but it’s just about complete, ready to be broadcast to the universe.
Have you had a good life with many wonderful memories? Has you life been hard with much suffering in and for the Lord?
►Romans 8:18 “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared to the glory that shall be revealed in us...”
►2 Corinthians 4:17 “For our light affliction, which is just for a moment, is working for us, a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.”
►1 Corinthians 2:9 “Eye has not seen nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those that love Him”
Did you meet God’s requirements and conditions?
How did you represent God in you, and His call on your life?
Will your pride and arrogance eat away at what would have been your reward? Teachers, will your deceptive errors that wrecked the spiritual lives of many now wreck your eternal reward-state?
The path to victory is the path of repentance, humility before God, and the fear of the Lord. If you truly have the Spirit of God in your heart, you are on a wonderful journey. You may go through many hard times, but you will endure and it will be more worth it than you can imagine.
God will never leave you in one place, unless you leave Him. He is always moving us forward.
If you have been wrongly treated in your life as a believer, good times are coming.
The great vindication of you and for you you is coming. You will be eternally exonerated and justified. The devil's world will want to continually accuse you of many sins you commited, but as you step into eternity, they will all suddenly evaporate into a puff of smoke. You can't pin down dematerialized smoke!
Your reward and recompense is coming.
The revelation of the natural world:
Romans 8:19-22 “For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. The creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself will also be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. We know that the whole of creation groans and labours with pangs together until now.”
The term “earnest expectation” in the verse above means “straining forward in an outstretched manner.”
My friends, natural creation is “leaning forward, stretching and straining” towards you and me in expectation of the glory to come!! The animals are groaning now, calling your name, anticipating your glorious liberty. You will be their new, holy, caretakers.
Revelation 22:3 “And there shall be no more curse.”
Isaiah 32:16-17 “Then justice will dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness will remain in the fruitful field. The work of righteousness will be peace and the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever.”
Isaiah 55:13 “Instead of thorns shall come up the cypress tree, and instead of the brier, shall come up the myrtle tree; and it shall be to the Lord for a name and for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.”
Isaiah 65:25 “The wolf and the lamb will feed together, the lion shall eat straw like an ox. Dust shall be the serpent’s food. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain.”
►Hosea 2:18 “In that day I will make a covenant for them (natural world) with the beasts of the field and the birds of the air, and with the creeping things of the ground...”
►Job 5:23-24 “For You shall have a covenant with the stones of the field and the beasts of the field shall be at peace with you. You shall know that your tent is in peace.”
What wonderful verses these are above! They speak of great wonderful things. Personally, I’m a tree-hugger, an animal-lover, a wildlife freak, a conservationist – so all of these give me dreams of real wild fantasy about to come true.
But did you spot the real big deal? Have a look again at Hosea and Job, above. Note that God will make a new covenant with all natural creation. God’s new covenant with nature will even include stones! That will be an eternal covenant!
God is green:
Job 39:8 “The range of the mountains is His pasture and He searches after every green thing.”
Due to the savagery and selfishness of modern man in many respects, the natural environment is wrecked.
Jeremiah 9:10 “I will take up a weeping and a wailing for the mountains, and for the habitation of the wilderness, a lamentation...both the birds of the heavens and the beasts have fled; they are gone.”
Revelation 11:18 “The nations were angry, and Your wrath has come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that You should reward Your servants the prophets and the saints, and those who fear Your name, small and great, and You should destroy those that destroy the earth.”
All those who were cruel to animals will be revealed as the scum of the earth to all creation. The animal world will get their vindication and revenge!
Proverbs 31:8 “Open your mouth for the speechless.”
But hold on animals and all nature, just a bit longer, and your groaning will soon turn to celebration. Even the trees will soon clap their hands! The rivers too, will clap their hands and the mountains and hills will sing. (Isaiah 55:12)
Isaiah 51:3 “For the Lord will comfort Zion, He will comfort all her waste places; He will make her wilderness like Eden, and the desert like the garden of the Lord; joy and gladness shall be found in it, thanksgiving and the voice of melody.”
God has turned Israel green with abundance in preparation of His soon coming. God has “built you, O virgin Israel! Again you will take up your tambourines and go forth to the dances of the merrymakers.” (Jeremiah 31:4)
To whom will we be revealed?
Hebrews 12:1 “We also are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses; let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.”
Daniel 7:27 "The kingdom and dominion and the greatness of the kingdomsunder the whole heaven, will be given to the people, the saints of the Most High. His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom and all dominions shall serve and obey Him."
We will be revealed to the grandstands of heaven, clouds of witnesses, kingdoms, people and saints and angels. All will be revealed to all, from Adam to frogs, to kings, paupers, angels and dogs. You’ll be able to chat with David, Moses, Paul, Peter, Mary - and all.
Satan and all his host of fallen angels and demons will see you revealed in glory. They will know you – in their final shame.
Colossians 3:4 “When Christ who is our life appears; then you also will appear with him in glory.”
Daniel 12:3 “Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament, and those who turn many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever.”
Daniel 7:18 "The saints of the Most High shall receive the kingdom and possess the kingdom, forever even forever, and ever." Verse 22 "And the time came for the saints to possess the kingdom."
All things bright and beautiful:
Ephesians 3:8-9 “I preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Messiah, and to make all people see what is the dispensation of the fullness of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Yeshua the Messiah.”
The verse above speaks of a new dispensation in which the fullness of the kingdom of God will be manifest to all. Note how long this full revelation has been hidden. It has been hidden since the ages (eons) of time began.
We are now on the verge of the greatest revelation of all time! We are in the privileged position of partaking in all things being made truly bright and beautiful – forever.
The devil knows you by your past, but your future is hidden from him. God knows your future and has cast your past sins away and He will soon reveal the new you to that devil. He will reveal you and all creatures great and small in your final pure, holy and righteous state.
You are as beautiful diamonds in the sky, forever and ever. Our lives are a “passing vapour” now – but what a beautiful, aroma-filled, eternal, value-creating vapour this is!
Revelation 21:7 “He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son.”
We have a hidden fuse burning in our souls. It’s going to ignite a nuclear explosion of glory. Suddenly we will see, and know all things. We will have an inheritance that we can’t even imagine, as we are changed into weighty glory.
We must never rest from our desire to know our Lord more and be like Him. As an artist, I can tell you that my best works were always in my head – not done yet. Soon we will all be “done”! The best creative work, the best poem ever, in the universe. And the whole universe will witness that great exhibition.
Now we see through a glass dimly, with dim eyes. We do get flashes of magnificent glory shining through, but then we have to go and wash the stupid dishes.
Psalm 91:14 “...I will set him on high because he has known my name.”
Today we walk with our head in the clouds, veiled and hidden, surrounded by a perfumed mist, but soon that veil will tear open, the mist will be gone and we will be revealed.
When you look in the mirror, you may think you’re beautiful, but you are seeing dust and ashes! As the veil is lifted, all creation will see the real you! We will put Superman to shame!
The beautiful work of the cross:
The cross is a terrible, ugly instrument of death. Our own cross is far from beautiful. But what it, and only it, produces, is pure beauty.
Today, there are few true disciples of our Lord out there, teaching on the wisdom of the cross. For the real true beauty of you to break out, the outer shell of self and its attachment to the cursed world must be broken.
Brokenness in and through the work of the Spirit is similar to cross-bearing. It is the road to victory.
Avoid the worldly man-pleasers, with a me-now message, saying that you don’t need to take up the cross. Be discerning – you do!
Look for those who will break you wonderfully!
2 Timothy 4:8 “Finally, there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord the righteous Judge shall give to me on that day, and not to me only, but also to all who have loved His appearing.”
The return of our Lord is the only hope for modern man. Man’s rebellion has completely shut out God’s mercy, grace and peace.
If you really love our Lord, you will see His hand wherever it is, even in the desert sands – and be thankful for those dry times too.
The revelation of the unsaved:
2 Corinthians 4:3-4 "Our gospel is hidden to them that are lost, in whom the god of this world has blinded the eyes of them who believe not."
Romans 2:5 “In accordance with your hardness and unrepentant heart, you are treasuring up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgement of God...”
When the unsaved of the world, in their darkness, see you revealed in glorious light, they will become instantly jealous and full of rage, but it will be too late for them.
All the unsaved of the world will be revealed, naked – without the cross of Messiah. They will have to say “amen” to their condemnation. They will be declared, disclosed and manifest as rejecters of God’s grace and mercy – the cross.
No apology will be accepted. They will be full of heartbreak, remorse and sorrow...too late to save them now! They will offer God their good works in payment for their sins. God will reject them all.
Some verses imply that all believers will witness the Great White Throne Judgement in which all unbelievers will appear before God to be cast into hell. That’s a frightening thought indeed!
Some Bible words describing the final end of the unsaved are: Terror, torment, sorrow, grieving, howling, weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth.
My friends, you will soon be revealed, publically displayed, disclosed, broadcast and manifest to the universe. You will be given certain roles, functions and authority in the future kingdom.
The enigma, the mind-boggler-mystery of the universe is finally revealed! And it’s no fantasy fairy-tale. Satan’s terrible failure will be seen in light of the great revelation of you and nature renewed.
We will be as purified pearls, refined gold, flawless, living diamonds – forever in a romance to end all romances.
Our true value, at this stage, is hidden as we are hidden in Messiah. We are a great, living secret, a poem being written by God Himself!
This began as one of my mixed media art works. I’ve used bits of photographs, gold leaf, air-brushing and texture techniques to create the end result.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!