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JOYFUL ASSEMBLY - PART 3

THURSDAY 22 DECEMBER 2022


Our referenced Scripture is grand. From time to time, its important that we remind ourselves of our spiritual origin or nativity, which is divine. Are there not some of us who profess to have received Christ and yet, we haven't come to the understanding of our true origin? And for this reason, our daily experience has continued to prove contrary to the realities of the kingdom of light.

Reference: Hebrews 12:22-24 Amplified (AMP) "But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to myriads of angels [in festive gathering], and to the general assembly and assembly of the firstborn who are registered [as citizens] in heaven, and to God, who is Judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous (the redeemed in heaven) who have been made perfect [bringing them to their final glory], and to Jesus, the Mediator of a new covenant [uniting God and man], and to the sprinkled blood, which speaks [of mercy], a better and nobler and more gracious message than the blood of Abel [which cried out for vengeance]."


The born again Christian has come to the general assembly, which is the assembly of the firstborn who are registered [as citizens] in heaven. In other words, we have come to the church of the first born, whose names are written in heaven. The Bible says, "For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters" (Romans 8:29 NLT). God made it clear that our Lord Jesus Christ is the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. The writer of the Roman's epistle, apostle Paul, made one significant point in this Scripture, and it speaks of "Order" to remind us of Christ's supremacy or to draw a noteworthy comparison between our Lord, who is the head and ourselves in Christ, the body. To that effect, Colossians 1:18 reads, "And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy" (NIV).


We find in Revelation 1:5-6, that Jesus Christ is the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, and made us a kingdom, priests to His God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen" (ESV). Now watch this: It's one thing to comprehend that we have arrived at the general assembly of the firstborn, the Lord Jesus Christ, and it's another thing to embrace what or who He has made us in that realm. So beloved, understand that our names aren't just written in heaven, as the church of the firstborn, but also, we were graced with superior position, with titles, such as kings and priests in the Kingdom of light. Therefore we must persevere on earth as kings and priests unto God, especially in any requests we make in this kingdom, by demanding positives changes and establishing them, notwithstanding the earthly challenge, concerns and lying vanities.


Our qualification in this Kingdom is our registration [as citizens] in heaven. Our fitness is our kingly and priestly anointing, which depends on our receiving the abundance of God's grace, because that reception is no mere, ordinary thing. By this I mean that those who receive God's abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life, [as kings and priests] through the one man, Jesus Christ! (Romans 5:17 NIV ~ Paraphrased). Therefore, let God's grace be poured into you spirit as the water covers the sea, so as to bring into prominence, your supreme authority in the earth realm, especially in your sphere of activities. In another way, give exclusive importance to your position as a king and a priest unto God, and make it a far deeper and more essential element of your Christian faith. Stay tuned for part 4. Shalom!


Scripture Reading - Psalm 89:27; Colossians 1:15-17; Romans 8:29-30; Colossians 3:1.


Guided Prayer: Dear Father in heaven, you have made me the expression of your abundant grace on earth, with reference to the realities of Zion. The redeemed in heaven, the hosts of heaven and the Christians on earth make up the family of intelligent beings, both angelic and human beings, and I'm forever grateful that I'm part of your family by predestination, in Jesus' Name, Amen!




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