By Michael S. Mecikalski
In The Heaven Far Above All Heavens #16
The Church which is Christ's Body (Eph.1:17-23; Eph.2:8-12; -33; Col. 1:9-19; Col.2:1-10; Col.3:1-4) is not the Bride. We are the "fullness of Him (the Husband) that filleth all in all (Eph.1:23). Futhermore, our calling and destiny is not in the New Jerusalem. Our manifestation is in Glory where Christ sits on the right hand of God (Col. 3:1-4)! Our life is hid with Christ in God there who or what can affect this reality?). Where is the right hand of God? (Answer=it is in the heaven far above all heavens where we have been blessed with every spiritual blessing that the Father has to give!! Eph.1:1-9; it is "far above all principality, & power and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come"Eph.1:21. (Phenomenol!)
If we truly understand (Gr. epignosis) and believe aspects of our calling such as this truth, our hearts should be bursting for joy! Are we to be so unwise to think that the evil one won't battle to keep us from the "joys" of our calling (Eph.6:10-18)? Wherefore He saith, "Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light" (Eph. ). True or false?
It is a "principal" of Scripture, (found time & time again in God's Word), that truth regarding our living God has (for the most part) always been popularly accepted and believed by mankind, Jew or Gentile? The answer is a definite"false"! Example (i).Read the sad truth of numbers 13, 14 &15. Not only were Joshua & Caleb the only two (out of an estimated one million plus people) that Moses led out of Egypt that had faith & believed God concerning the promised land no matter what, but also notice that the so-called "people of God" (Israel) incredibly wanted to murder Joshua & Caleb by stoning them to death for their trust in God!(Num:14:10).The people were afraid and wanted to return to Egypt (the world). They trusted in what they could see, feel & taste. This is a very important lesson for us to understand knowing the truth of The Mystery. Some 3490 years later in 2003 A.D., we realize that people are still the same. Basic truth, the "milk of the Word," dictates that without faith it is impossible to please God (Hebr.11:6) and that creation was brought into being by an invisible God (Hebr.11:3). Like Joshua & Caleb, we need unyielding faith and trust to stand fast for the truth of our calling, The Mystery. Many times, our greatest battles and our deepest scars come as a result of dealing with those who claim to know Christ and have not yet learned to move past the world and their flesh. Our Lord Christ Jesus and the apostle Paul had similar trials as Joshua & Caleb. (continued)