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Christ’s Promise of a Great Destiny for Us

Christ makes an astounding promise to His followers. “To him that overcomes will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne” (Rev. 3: 21; vs. 14-22). Overcome  what? A whole list of shortcomings that future monarchs must change in their lives to be holy enough to be trusted with the King’s business.

But the point here is that somebody–possibly somebody you know, maybe even yourself–somebody will be sitting on the throne alongside Christ during the Thousand Year Reign! In fact, several overcomers will be granted this precious destiny.

In order to be prepared for this high calling, one must be taught about kingship and how to rule in righteousness as one of God’s kings. He did say that He is the “King of kings” with a little “k.” Did we honestly think that we would just wake up one morning and mystically know how to govern with the Spirit of Christ fully formed in us–us just hitting the ground, magically knowing how to be a king in His kingdom? But then most Christians have never pictured themselves sitting on that throne with Christ. Most have never heard it preached. Most just see themselves going to heaven with no further responsibilities. Really? Is that all there is?

How do I know this to be the case? Because no one ever talks about this destiny of kingship. Once you see it, you will begin to speak excitedly about it.

Much to Learn

There is such a learning curve. We future kings must know the mysteries of the Kingdom of God. We must understand His secrets, mysteries that not just anybody can know. He only reveals the secrets of His spiritual governance of the universe to his servants the prophets. “Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but He reveals His secret unto His servants the prophets” (Amos 3:7). Prophets? He wants us to be His prophets?

Yes. We are to be His mouth to utter His thoughts, His purpose, and His plan to this last day generation. That is what a prophet of God does. “But the wise shall understand” (Dan. 12: 10). The wise are those in reverential awe of God and His purpose and plan.

We are talking about the deep things of God, the things kept secret from the foundations of the world, even the hidden mystery, hidden from “ages and from generations,” and that mystery is “Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Matt. 13: 35; Col. 1: 26-27). Christ formed in us. Love fully formed in us (Gal. 4: 19).

There is much to learn to fulfill this destiny–to have the Spirit of Christ fully formed in us, with Him using our bodies to teach, minister, rule, heal, and administer righteousness in His kingdom of righteousness. There is much to learn.

Prince Charles of Great Britain has been preparing to become king for decades. How much more should the future overcomers be educated and prepared to rule with Christ?

We must learn the mysteries of the parables, which contain the aforementioned secrets of how God will reign in His kingdom. And to learn them we need one of the offices of God to instruct us. We need a teacher of God who is specifically trained for imparting this knowledge  (Eph. 4: 11).

After all, we needed our elementary school teachers to teach us the fundamentals of reading, grammar, composition, math, history, and science. How much more do we need a teacher, ordained and sent from God, to teach us the foundational teachings that will prepare us in humility to be elevated to such a high position in His government.

Yet, most people know very little about His kingdom, which happens to be the true gospel (Mark 1: 14). God’s people are “destroyed for lack of knowledge” (Hos. 4: 6). Most only believe what they have been taught: get saved, escape hell, and go to heaven, and try to tell others the same.

This limited vision of the kingdom of God closes up all the secrets and mysteries of God from entering one’s mind. Vast passages in the Bible are closed to the people because of this narrow conception of God and His rule. It is difficult for them to conceive of this truth elucidated in the scriptures: Jesus Christ (Yahshua), the Son of God, the King of the Kingdom of God, is coming back to rule for 1,000 years–right here on earth. And some of His followers will be ruling alongside Him.

Nevertheless, for some, this message will resonate with hope in becoming one of His rulers sitting on the throne with Christ. Some it will not. Christ did say, “He that has an ear to hear, let him hear what the Spirit says” (Rev. 3: 22). If a person is able to comprehend this message, then let that person do it.

The point is this. No matter what one’s spiritual growth is, no matter how far they are destined to grow spiritually in Christ–God’s plan and purpose is for them. It is bread and meat for the hungry soul. And so let those so inclined eat at the Master’s table and learn of Him. And it all starts with knowing His eternal purpose of reproducing and multiplying Love, which is God, and knowing His plan to implement this purpose.

But His plan is not for just our little life, but for the whole universe. For this is His vision, of His plan, to fulfill His purpose, comprised of His Thoughts from His Mind, and poured into the Word, and translated into the Seed. And the Seed was made flesh and dwelt among us. And the Seed was God, and the Seed was Love. And the Seed germinated in the fertile soil of good and honest hearts, and it grew as a tree and grew and grew until it filled the whole earth with Love.  And this is all contained in the Mind of the Son of God. Hallelujah!           Kenneth Wayne Hancock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Parable of the “Treasure Hid in a Field”–

Contrary to the teachings of the organized churches, the secrets of God are hidden from the masses that walk on the face of the earth.  The mysteries of His plan and purpose and kingdom are concealed from the vast majority and revealed to only but a few that He has chosen.  And God has hidden many of these secrets and mysteries in a handful of parables that the Great Teacher and our Savior Jesus (Yahshua) shared with us.  The elect’s ears will perk up at this knowledge, but most will think it is all foolishness.

Referring to the multitudes that followed them, the disciples asked Him, “Why do You speak to them in parables?”

And He replied, “Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them [the masses] it is not given.”  In essence He was saying, So I can freely speak and reveal those secrets to you whom I have chosen and the rest will not understand.  They can hear the words, but it will not make any sense to them; they will not understand what I am saying.  It is because their hearts are hardened through unbelief.  I am revealing the secrets to you the elect first, thus enabling you to be the first fruits unto the Father.  Then you will go and share with them those very secrets of My kingdom, and they will then respond.  “To every thing there is season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven” (Mt. 13: 10-15; Eccl. 3: 1).

The Parable of the Hid Treasure

One of those parables containing the secrets of God is The Treasure Hid in a Field. “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field” (Matt. 13: 44).

I had always thought that a Christian was the one searching for the treasure hidden in the field.  We know that “the field” is “the world” from verse 38.  So I had us Christians searching for the truth during our sojourn here on earth.

We, the children of God, are the treasure hidden in this old world.  The treasure is the elect, us, the sons and daughters of God, whose identity is hidden in this world.  We now have the Spirit; “we have this treasure in earthen vessels.”  He refers to His chosen people as His “peculiar treasure.”  “For the LORD         (YAH, [H3050 in Strong’s] has chosen Jacob unto himself, and Israel for his peculiar treasure” (Psm. 135: 4).  God promises the children of Jacob/Israel that if they obey His voice and keep His covenant, then they will be His “peculiar treasure unto me of all people” (Ex. 19: 5).  Those that fear God are that special treasure, His “jewels” [same word in Hebrew] that He will spare, “as a man spares his own son that serves him” (Mal. 3: 17).  Malachi speaks, of course, to the end time just before Christ returns to set up His kingdom, which all goes hand in hand with the parables.

And His people are hidden in this world.  We have a new life in Christ where all the “old things are passed away.”  We are now “dead and our life is hid with Christ in God” (Col. 3: 3).  His children are His secret treasure in the world.

Christ is “the man” in the parable who finds us.  We were lost, and now we have been found.  Christ said, “I am not sent but to the lost sheep of the House of Israel”—sent to seek and save that which was lost.  And He for now “hides us” spiritually for a season.

The “field” is the world.  We “are in the world, but not of the world.”

We find in the parable of the tares and wheat, that the elect are in and among the tares (imposters), the children of the wicked one.  Both are growing together at present.  The tares, the counterfeit “people of God” look very much like the true children of God.

In this parable the man, Christ, when He finds the treasure (us), then He “sells all that He has.”  2,000 years ago here on earth He had glory and honor and prestige, striding the earth doing miracles.  But He did not restore the Kingdom at that time.  He gave up all earthly glory, and in fact, renounced it.  He humbled Himself and suffered a brutal death so that He could “buy” the world, or save it.  He redeemed us and saved the whole world, using His blood as payment.  Now He wants us to “bear about in the (our) body” His dying.  Now in us He “shows forth His death” by our self-denial.  We, in turn, then “sell all that we have” in our petty natural earthly existence and, along with Him within us, buy the world.

[Kenneth Wayne Hancock, from a dream back in May 2008]

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