The Last Week of Jesus Life Part 23
“I saw in the night visions, and, behold, One like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of Days, and they brought Him near before Him. And there was given Him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve Him: His dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and His kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.” Daniel 7:13-14 He AROSE, HE AROSE, hallelujah, Christ arose!! He had fought the battle that had allowed Him victor over death, hell, and the grave, having entered the strong man’s (Satan’s) house, spoiled his goods (taken by craft and deceit, Satan had held against their will and desire, they who had been servants of Christ while they lived on the earth, but had sinned), “lead captivity captive (held captive (under his control) by the power of death) and at the same time (sending the Holy Spirit in baptismal, controlling measure on the apostles) He gave gifts to men (the Holy Spirit imparted miraculous measures).” Ephesians 4:8-11
Described in Psalms 24:7-10, the red carpet of Heaven was His on which to walk to enter the grand hall of eternity, no splendor or glory was left out as He came into the presence of His Liege. “They brought Him near before Him,” As He entered, He entered in the greatest garment ever worn, the garment of His glory, a humiliated, decimated, beaten, unrecognizable body of human flesh (human flesh and blood had never before entered these palaces) who had conquered (not defeated, but conquered) all the foes of His domain and what was given Him was the hand of she for whom He died!! She was there, having married the Son from the foundations of the world, now dressed in fine linen, clean and white. Kingdoms composed of priest, prophets, and kings of two covenants (whose blood the Son of God had run backward to cover) joined they who had never sinned and were now given residence in the courts of Heaven with an innumerable company of angels anticipating the addition of qualified trillions who would “repent and be baptized for the remission of sins, made apart of the ever burgeoning Church of Christ until time would discontinue!! Acts 2:38
Upon arrival in Heaven, one could not but feel the moment the Father broke the silence “What is this that thou hast done?” Silence was all around, then the overwhelming voice of His Majesty spoke, again. “Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against His Anointed. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Yet, I have set My King upon My holy hill of Zion (approved the marriage of Christ and His Church). I will declare the decree: Thy Lord hath said unto Me, Thou art My Son, this day I have begotten Thee. Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever: a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Thy kingdom. Thou has loved righteousness and hated iniquity, Therefore God, even Thy God, hath anointed Thee with the oil of gladness above Thy fellows. And Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of Thine hands. They shall perish, but Thou remainest: and they all shall wax old as doth a garment: And as a vesture shalt Thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but Thou art the same, and Thy years shall not fail. Sit Thou on My right hand until I make Thy foes Thy footstool.”
Christ was treated with the royal splendor due the Captain of the Armies of God. And that was the secret, He returned TO FIGHT!! Not a coward by silenced by death, a stint in the Hadean world, or human pain and anguish calmed His demeanor, this CAPTAIN had returned to launch a campaign for the souls of mankind armed with a new directive from the Father: “Thou art a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek!!” Christ did not return to the world, He sent the Holy Spirit armed with the “mystery of the ages” seeking they who would love the grace and mercy of the Godhead. In the hotbed of Judaic faith where thousands of Judaic Levites offered “sacrifice which did not do the comers any service,” where Moses was enshrined as the closest thing to God imaginable, where the priesthood of Levite was the foundation of the Law of Moses: there in Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost, fifty three days after His ignominious death at the hands of mankind, Christ opened His arms to “whosoever will” and invited us into the Church of Christ. She is the ONLY Bride He has or ever will have!!