This is out of order in the series on the Father as the Bosom of the Gospel, but I feel I need to post it on this Easter, the religious day of remembrance of the Eternal Truth.
The Father, the Bosom of the Gospel Part 4
How the Father “Internalizes” His Glory in His People
Exodus 33:18-23 Recall that the best the OT mediator, Moses/the Law could see and “reveal”, were the “back parts of God.
Hebrews 7:19 “For the Law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by which we draw nigh to God.”
Hebrews 8:1-2;6 “This is the Sum: We have such an High Priest, who is set on the Right Hand of the Throne of The Majesty in the heavens, The Mediator of a better Covenant, established on better Promises.” No more “God’s Back Parts”.
1 Peter 1:3-4 “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who according to His Abundant Mercy has begotten us again to a LIVELY HOPE by the
RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible,
and undefiled, and that doesn’t fade away, reserved in heaven for you.”
Romans 4:23-25 (edited) “but to us, to whom righteousness shall be imputed, if we
believe ON HIM (The Father, see 1 John 2:22-23) that raised up Jesus our Lord
from the dead; Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our
Romans 6:4-5 “Therefore we are buried with Him by baptism into death: that like as
Christ was raised up from the dead by the Glory of the Father, even so we also
should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness
of His death, we shall be also in the likeness of His Resurrection.”
Romans 8:11 “But if the Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you,
He that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by His
Spirit that dwells in you.”.
Please listen carefully!: If our Lord Jesus Christ had only risen from the dead and had not ascended to the Father’s Right Hand, we would still be in our sins!!!
Hebrews 10:12-13 “But this Man, after He had offered ONE sacrifice for sins FOR
EVER, sat down on the Right Hand of God; from henceforth EXPECTING till His
enemies be made His Footstool.”
Vs 14 “For by one offering He has perfected FOR EVER them that are sanctified.
John 7:37-39 “He who believes on me, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
But this spake He of the Spirit which they that believe on Him should receive: for the
Holy Ghost was not yet given, because Jesus had not yet been glorified.” (Ascended
into the Father’s Glory.)
John 16:7 “Nevertheless, I tell you the truth; it is expedient for you that I go away: for if
I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send Him
Acts 2:21-33 “This Jesus God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses. Therefore being
by the Right Hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the Promise of
the Holy Ghost, he has shed forth this, which you now see and hear.”
Ephesians 2:4-7 “God..has quickened us together with Christ...and has raised us up
together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places IN Christ Jesus.”
Hebrews 10:15-23 “And having an High Priest over the House of God (Heb.3:6); Let us
draw near with a true heart (the implantation of the Holy Spirit Vs 15-47) in full
assurance of faith.”
Resurrection is never to this old fallen earth (Gal. 1:4 ): Resurrection is ever and always to the Heavenlies, into the Holiest by the Blood of Jesus.(Hebrews 10:19-23) By faith, that is to be the context of every earthly event we encounter in the here and now.