Move with us from the History of scripture to the Mystery of scripture, which is Christ IN YOU (as) your Hope of the Glory - Col 1:26 the mystery which has been hidden from ages (past) and from generations, but now (2,000 yrs ago) has been revealed to His saints.
Col 1:27 For to them God would make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the nations, which is Christ in you, the hope of (your own) glory,.......
Then Natural Israel missed their Appointed Messiah and their Appointment with Salvation even though the Prophets were publicy read aloud in their streets and Temple weekly:
Acts 13:27 For those living in Jerusalem, and their rulers, not having known this One, and the voices of the Prophets being read throughout every sabbath, condemning Him, they fulfilled the Scriptures.
Will you miss your Day of Visitation? Turn to Christ in you as Hope. As a Believer In Christ you are Promised the Holy Spirit as Teacher and Guide into all Truth. This Truth is actually an Anointing already abiding in you. That's why when you "hear" Truth spoken - or read Truth, it "resonates", or bears Witness with Itself. Regardless of what anyone else may say, even though they be a teacher in Israel, John 3. The "born-again" experience is a great treasure. More of a treasure than is commonly taught. In fact, that is a big part of the problem, it taught as "common." The Priestcraft have always had trouble separating the holy from the profane (common), the precious from the vile. Remeber, Proverbs states that knowledge of holy things (brings) understanding, Prov 9:10.
In fact, several versions of that scripture state that the knowledge of the Holy One equals understanding. I put the = there because the word "is" is NOT in the Original.
Compare that with John 17:3
John 17:3 - And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. The word "know" in John 17:3 matches the Thought of the word "knowledge" in Proverbs 9:10. Knowing God is understanding in the Old Covenant. Knowing God is Life Eternal in the New Covenant. The word know in John 17:3 is Strong's # 1097 - ginosko. It is a key to really understanding Sonship and the New Testament.
Ginosko (gin-o-sko, hard O-sound), means a deep and Intimate knowledge. A relationship knowledge similar to that of a husband and a wife on their wedding night. Familiar, intimate, loving and submitted. That is Eternal Life. That is Sonship. Knowing God, and Jesus Christ, Whom God sent, in this very Deep and profound commited Relationship is what the Greek word ginosko (knowledge) conveys.
Would you desire anything less from a son that you had given so much to Fellowship with? That's how much our loving Father wants us to be part of His Life. We are truly all Prodigals. Eating husks of religion in a far country, Luke 15. We think God is far "up there!" We have lost our Way and forgot Who were Are.
Notice that when the Prodigal returned to the Father's House that the Father did NOT scold him, but, called for a ring, a robe, shoes, and a feast.
I think the Order is important in this verse: The Robe, the Ring, the Shoes, the Fatted Calf. And, the Father Said "Let us be merry!" Notice that the Prodigal tried to confess to the Father what a sinner he was, but, the Father would have none of it. "Let's party!" Was His Attitude, because, the son "who was DEAD, NOW is Alive. Notice in this parable that the Prodigal said that he was not worthy to be a son. The word son is very sigificant. It is Strong's #5207 - huios (wee-oss). This word son is different from other renderings that are all translated son in the King James Version. A huois is a mature son capable of being led by the Spirit. A son who has been Adopted into the Family. Remember the word adoption is Strong's #5206, and means the placing of a son (huiosthesia). Many other words translated son refer to mere children or young men. But, the Prodigal was a huois that had lost his Identity along the Way. He thought he was a sinner. Selah. (Selah means stop, and ponder the thought deeply)
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