Monday, August 31, 2009
The Son Balance (7-15-09)
Abraham was given two promises that appear to be allegorical synonyms. One was his descendants being as the dust and the other as the stars. I see them as a duel revelation. The dust being a numberless lineage of fleshly or earthly descendant and the stars being a spiritual or celestial numberless lineage. The National Israel and the spiritual. The National had the call to ultimately become the spiritual but in rejection of their Messiah ultimately selected the dust promise. Man is a unique creature of flesh and spirit. Therefore Christ had to be of dust and spirit to fill the all in all of these promises. To National Israel He has to be a King reigning upon the earth as the Son of Man. To spiritual Israel He has to be the King of all reigning from a heavenly throne as the Son of God. There is a true balance of both in Christ and why Immanuel is such a fitting name. God with us. Whether of dust or spirit God dwells with us. His final revelation to mankind is the feast of tabernacles which celebrates man dwelling with God. If you will notice in every trial one faces their is the flesh with its complaints and the spirit warring for supremacy. Christ is intimately associated with us and this war. If you read Psalm 22 you see the Son of Man living the faith that will bring the Son of God all He's been promised. Likewise we as Sons of Man must use this faith gift to transition from dust to stars. Being God's eternal habitation is a future promise with a present indicative to our current actions. Abraham in Hebrews is said to have lived looking toward the city whose foundation were laid by God. John Bunyan's pilgrim's entire journey was the same. Dorean was a gift to address the issue of the house of dust and most of the warring is over the dust. But the truth of another dwelling was and is always present in this war. Christ is the King and deliverer of the dust and the stars. Don't let the brightness of your countenance get dusted by the lessor promise. Abraham and Christ were examples to this contrary.