It should be of no surprise to any member of the Body of Christ that the Word is literally the compass to the Father; or should I say, the Word is the way to the Father. I am aware that the first thought by most is that eternal life in Heaven with the Father after this life is the real subject matter at hand. I am in agreement with that first thought by most that Jesus is the way to eternal life with the Father later on in Heaven; however, I am also in agreement with both thoughts by Jesus that he is the way to life with the Father both now on earth and later on in Heaven. Well, some might say that I don’t see that in the Bible where Jesus is speaking of him being the way to the Father both now and later. I don’t know how anyone can miss it because it is all that John the Baptist and Jesus talked about during their time here on earth. Let me show you: Matthew 3:1-2, “In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea, 2 And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand; and Matthew 4:17, “From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” The kingdom of heaven had not been at hand before the coming of Jesus. This is all through out the Gospels to where you have no choice but to have read it when you read through any of the Gospels. Jesus came to earth in the physical, the Word made flesh or Jesus, to carry out the Will of the Father; therefore, the operations of the Spiritual kingdom of God in Heaven will now be carried out in the physical kingdom of Heaven on earth by the Church. The kingdom of God and the Kingdom of Heaven operates the same way because they are the same operation; however, there are the two main differences that make the two distinctively different, yet still the same operation. The very obvious difference is that the Spiritual Kingdom of God in Heaven is not seen, whereas, the physical kingdom of Heaven on earth is seen. This difference was easy to explain because it is so scripture: John 1:14, “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” So man (Jesus’ chosen founding fathers plus others upon which he would build his Church) seen Jesus; then they (the early Church) were seen by others as they continue to build after Jesus ascended upon high; and we (the now current Church) can now be seen all over the place along with other members of the Body, the kingdom of Heaven here on earth, Wow! The Word Is The Compass To The Father.
The other difference between the two kingdoms is that man is allowed to operate in the physical Kingdom of Heaven on earth, but that has not been the case in the Spiritual kingdom of God with no regular men being in Heaven. Can you see God trying to create the heaven and the earth in six days with man involved? He would still be there trying to create the Heavens and the earth as evidenced with how long we are still here after the ascension of Jesus. Even the hope of God with man in the garden trying to operate by the commandments handed straight down from the spiritual Kingdom of God did not fair too well at all with man involved: man was out of the Garden before a whole natural season could past; now that was fast, but unsuccessful. And don’t forget that the leaders of both kingdoms, the present spiritual kingdom of God as well as the future to be physical kingdom of Heaven, were both present to see what man would do. And how do we know that both the Father, and the Word to be made flesh at a later appointed time was present? You know how, because the Bible tells us so. We can read the scripture that let’s us know that in the Beginning that God and the Word were together: John 1:1-2,”In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” 2 The same was in the beginning with God.” See how it tells us that they were together to see it all go down. And further more we can also see how the entire Godhead (God, Word, Spirit), the keys to successfully operating in the Spiritual kingdom of God, were brought in to assist making man ready to bring him into the family business of operation. Genesis 1:26, “And God said, Let US make man in OUR image, after OUR likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.” Well, it is evidenced by scripture that they went ahead and decided to make man as they planned. I believe that man got some early grace in that God didn’t use some of that knowing all stuff of his to peep ahead a couple months into the garden to see how Adam and Eve would actually operate under the protocol of the Spiritual Kingdom of God. The Word Is The Compass To The Father.
We can see how successful the Godhead was operating in those first five and a half days prior to bringing man on the scene to try his hand at working the basics of Kingdom operations in the garden through obedience. Let’s read some of the exciting things being done by the Godhead members early in the operation: Genesis 1:1-3, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. 3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.” Hotdog, the Godhead is definitely on a roll: we know the Will of God because we heard the Word of God, and the Spirit just do what he does: and that is to move to bring to past the spoken Will of God. Now, I am going to give you a nugget here: although Jesus had not yet been made flesh, his role as the Word member of the Godhead was already in effect way before his appointed time came for him to come to man in the flesh. Let’s read what Jesus said about his earlier time with the Father, long before he was made flesh to come dwell among us: John 17:5, “And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.” So Jesus, even when he was in the bosom of the Father, he was having a good time in glory. Then it continued when time came, not to come to earth in the flesh; but to be sent forth in the beginning to create the Heaven and the Earth as the Word. The Word showed out again: John 1:3, “All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.” Then the appointed time finally came to where the Father so loved the world that he sent us Jesus. The Word Is The Compass To The Father.
We’ve already talked about Jesus being the only way to the Father for eternal life: John 14:6, “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” And now we come to Jesus still being the only way to the Father for life, and life abundantly here on earth as a member of the Body of Christ operating in the physical kingdom of Heaven on earth. So how do we know that Jesus is the way to the Father for abundant life here on earth for the members of the Body of Christ to operate in the kingdom of Heaven here on earth? Yes, you are right again, for the Bible tells us so. Colossians 1:18-19, “And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. 19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell.” So first of all, it is Jesus job as the head of the body, the church, to set the church up to do the Will of the Father; and this means to operate on earth as it is in heaven. However, it pleased the Father that the fulness of God should dwell in Jesus; and we the church, are in Christ by faith as the members of his Body where all of this fulness dwells. What does this mean for us as the Church? If we think back to how Moses had to be put in a cliff in order to allow all of God’s glory to pass him by and live: so what does this mean for us as members exposed to all the fulness of God? I am not going to ask again how do we know the answer to this question, therefore, let’s just get to it. Colossians 2:9-10, “For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. 10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power.” The Father, as he did with Moses, he will not put us in a position to not handle more than we can not bear. Now Jesus has been a Godhead member since before the world was, and there are no parameters needed for him to handle the glory which is his make-up. The Father has protected us, or can I say like he did with Moses, he has put us in our own individual cliffs so that we can handle his fulness; and this will allow us to be complete in him on earth as Jesus heads it all. The cliff for us is to handle the fulness of God given to us through the Godhead. In order to operate in the fulness through the Godhead means that you will always start the operation with the Word Godhead member; and we know who is the Word Godhead member, Jesus. If we do not bring the word to full faith that we are walking in to bring to pass a particular faith operation, then we will not be able to move further into the fulness of God in which we can not bear. It is by the Word Godhead member, Jesus, in which the decision will be made to allow us to receive more of the fulness of God to move to the next member. If the Word Godhead member is not brought to full faith, the move to the next Godhead member will not happen yet: John 16:7, “Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I (the Word) go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.” So no one can come fully to the Father in a faith operation unless it is by the Son. Now, we don’t want to skip over the Holy Ghost, or power Godhead member because he is between the Word Godhead member, Jesus; and the Will Godhead member, Father. So, because it pleased the Father not only to just give Jesus the fulness of the Godhead; but to also give us a way to have access to the fulness of God by the fulness of the Godhead bodily: the church. The main reason that many members do not finish the faith operation in which they started is because they do not transition to the next member of the Godhead for the fulness to carry on to be complete. The fulness of God is there for us all, now let’s move through the Godhead at the pace in which we each can bear. The Word Is The Compass To The Father.
The Father In Spirit And In Truth Is Seeking Such To Seek Him.