Comment: What if?

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What if?

What if, in the purposes of God, the scriptures were given to the ancient nation of Israel in order to prepare them for the advent of the Son of Man, the Anointed One, the Saviour of the World, the Seed promised to Abraham through Whom and in Whom ALL the families of the Earth would be blessed?

What if, in the foreknowledge of God, this Anointed One, this Maschiach, would be rejected by the very nation to whom the scriptures had been given, crucified as a criminal, buried in a tomb and rise again on the third day. He would then appear in a changed yet still substantial form capable of eating and conversing yet without any blood, only the flesh and bone of His body and able to appear and disappear at will or to close the eyes of those who saw Him so that they did not recognise Him?

John 5:39 "You study the scriptures thoroughly because you think in them you possess eternal life, and it is these same scriptures that testify about me, 5:40 but you are not willing to come to me so that you may have life."

What if all of this had been prophesied in the scriptures given to the nation of Israel yet no one in the entire nation understood what they read and expected the Anointed One to be a King like David who would throw off the yoke of Rome and set the remnant of Israel at the head of all the nations?

Luke 24:44 Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the law of Moses and the prophets and the psalms must be fulfilled.” 24:45 Then he opened their minds so they could understand the scriptures, 24:46 and said to them, “Thus it stands written that the Christ would suffer and would rise from the dead on the third day,"

What if, after appearing like this to those who had believed into Him, the Anointed One ascended to the place whence He had come to assume the supreme position of authority in the universe after commanding His apostles to teach the nations of the world everything He had taught them promising them that He would be with them and indeed in them?

What if as He had promised, He returned again in Spirit to anoint all those who had believed into Him and to recreate in them by His own Spirit a new creature comprising Himself in Spirit, Mind, Will, Emotions, Desires and Body in union with each of their now awakened individual spirits initially but with the purpose of extending the domain of the new creature to the mind, will, emotions, desires and body of each individual?

What if, as had happened with the ancient nation of Israel, the teachings of the Anointed One along with the teachings of the apostles were written down, combined with the scriptures given to the nation of Israel and given to this new people who were called out from every nation of Earth to become a New Creation that would be a combination of the spiritual realm and the physical realm united in the Head and Body of the Anointed One?

What if, in the foreknowledge and purposes of God, the people who received the scriptures, except for a chosen few, the Elect, did not understand them and began teaching things they had not received from the Anointing because in time they rejected this Anointing and in doing so rejected the very One they professed to believe in, preferring as they did their own understanding of the scriptures and the political power they conferred on them?

What if, from time to time, the Anointed One would revive His people and give them a better understanding of the scriptures only for them to once more fall away and follow their own understanding and practices preferring the Old Creation to the New Creation.

What if in every generation the Anointed One, in the foreknowledge and purposes of the Father, selected certain of His people who would surrender completely to Him and undergo the necessary discipline to become the new creatures He had designed for them to be in union with Himself. What if this is what He meant when He said "Take eat, this is My Body that is broken for you".

What if these chosen ones, the Elect, from every generation have been built up in the secret place of the Most High, over the centuries into the Body of the Anointed One who is the Head? What if this New Creature is the Second Adam in His fullness? What if it is this New Creature, the Anointed One, Head and Body, in all His corporate glory manifesting in the multitude of the sons of God, the very clouds of Heaven, that is the expected "Second Coming" of Christ?

What if most of the people to whom the scriptures were given have completely missed what they teach and like the Jews of old are expecting a revelation, an unveiling of the Lord Jesus Christ that is more consistent with their own low carnal understanding than with the truly glorious manifestation, two millennia in the making, that is soon to be made visible to a groaning Creation.

Romans: 8:18 "For I consider that our present sufferings cannot even be compared to the glory that will be revealed to us. 8:19 For the creation eagerly waits for the revelation of the sons of God. 8:20 For the creation was subjected to futility – not willingly but because of God who subjected it – in hope 8:21 that the creation itself will also be set free from the bondage of decay into the glorious freedom of God’s children. 8:22 For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers together until now. 8:23 Not only this, but we ourselves also, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we eagerly await our adoption, the redemption of our bodies."

Romans 8:28 "And we know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose, 8:29 because those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. 8:30 And those he predestined, he also called; and those he called, he also justified; and those he justified, he also glorified."

"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)