The Lord is calling for a new order of fellowship from sincere believers. Apostle Paul called it The Fellowship of His Son, which is deeper than what an average believer knows and calls ‘Fellowship’ because it has to do with a life that resides amidst the Godhead, which is rooted in A BEGINNING that was (i.e. Jn. 1:1) before THE BEGINNING of things created Gen. 1:1. Few of the generations who found abundance grace and the gift of righteousness have pressed into this fellowship, after positioning their souls to become an abode for God. This is the fellowship I trust the Lord to come into, in the years/decades ahead. Like we have fellows in different earthly professions, so also there are fellows in the Spirit – Rom. 1:20
Jn. 14:21He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall (i.e. a promise) be loved of my Father, and I will love him (a different love from in John 3:16), and will MANIFEST MYSELF TO HIM.
The Son came into the father’s Love after Cumulative Qualitative Obedient Walk, but we are yet to come into such because we haven’t even discerned such an exalted walk which is orchestrated by the holy Ghost. The Spirit has manifested himself in various ways that young/growing believers can relate with, but we are yet to receive his primary ministry of REVEALING THE GLORIOUS BEING CALLED CHRIST! WE ARE YET TO RECEIVE THE MANIFESTATION OF THE HOLY GHOST AS ‘THE SEVEN SPIRITS OF THE LORD’,
1Jn. 1:1 That which was from the beginning (i.e. originality/truth), which we have heard (with circumcised/pierced ears – Ps. 40:6), which we have seen with our eyes (the eyes of the heart – Eph. 1:18), which we have looked upon(2Cor.3:18), and our hands have handled (i.e it has become the conversation of the soul – Ps.24:4), of the Word of life…
i.e. The likes of Apostle John reached The End of Faith, The Salvation Of The Soul -1Pet.1:9- by relating with Divine Things Of The World To Come in this present weak world
1Tim. 3:9Holding The Mystery of The Faith in a pure conscience.
Faith here is not Faith Towards God but THE FAITH OF THE SON which is mysterious and designed to enable the saints acquire substances of the hope of eternal life for living in God’s sight. This will enable believers to generate great pleasure to God until the prophesy of Hosea 2:4 is fulfilled in them… For the Just shall LIVE by his Faith. Here such believer does not use faith to ACQUIRE material things like we see and define faith today but to comprehend and live by substances of the divine life.
For a believer to comprehend such elevated things, the sight of such believer, has to be gradually raised to comprehend the Kingdom and its Righteousness, seek and value it above anything that can be seen with the natural eyes. Matthew 6:33, 1Cor.2:9
Gen. 13:14 And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was Separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward i.e. This was a type of the New Testament experience of having our sight elevated into the spiritual wherein we can sight truth, the perimeter of our spiritual inheritance, which takes place after Increasing Separations From The World which was typified here by Lot
You may therefore agree with me that:
- When a believer has succeeded in believing in Christ only for ephemeral things which can be seen with the natural eyes (i.e. the believing of Matt. 11:23), such has not yet started the actual believing of the New Testament (i.e. the believing of 1Jn.5:1).
- The believing in the Epistles has to do with spiritual promises/all spiritual blessings in the heavenly places in Christ and is the secret to escaping the corruption/intelligence of this world – Eph. 1:3/2Pet. 1:4. It has to do with an exercise of our spiritual senses - Heb. 5:14.
- The operation or promise of the beginning of faith (Faith Towards God) can be discerned by angels (fallen or not), the end of faith (The Faith of The Son) would always remain a mystery to angels (fallen or not), because It Has To Do With The Path To Inheriting The Divine Life Resident amidst the Godhead, GLORY!
- AS LONG AS BELIEVERS CAN’T DISCERN THE OPERATION/PROMISE OF THESE TWO KINDS OF FAITH(faith towards God and faith of the Son), SUCH WOULD CONTINUE TO LOOK UNLIKE CHRIST IN HIS SOUL UNTIL HE ARRIVES IN HEAVEN RATHER THAN ARRIVE IN THE FATHER:
Jn. 13:3 Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God
The Lord’s goal was unlike that of many Christians which is to ‘at least make it to heaven’, in whatsoever soul-state, but rather, to inherit the father’s divine life/nature before meeting the father, so he lived in a different way from you and I)