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22 " For as the new heavens and the new earth which I will make shall remain before Me," says the LORD, "So shall your descendants and your name remain.
27 To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory
So, it's Christ in us that is the hope of the 8th
day people. His blood stained robe
and their testimony based on truth gleaned from the Tree of Life
allows them to be overcomers. They will walk in victory
over the systems of the nations because, are you ready, the Morning Star
has risen in their hearts, announcing His arrival to the world and declaring His Kingship. Let me explain. When Jesus came to the earth the first time, as we all know, a star was seen overhead, announcing His arrival and heralding new beginnings
for humanity. This time however, He comes as a thief in the night
, hidden in our hearts, yet a star did rise in the Kingdom
Revelation 3:3 shows us the nature of His coming.
3 Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent. Therefore if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you.
20 Now when He was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them and said, "The kingdom of God does not come with observation
21 nor will they say, 'See here!' or 'See there!' For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you."
II Peter 1:19
19 And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns (the 8th day) and the morning star rises in your hearts; (remember it's Christ in us the hope)
26 And he who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations -
27 'He shall rule them with a rod of iron; they shall be dashed to pieces like the potter's vessels' - as I also have received from My Father;
28 and I will give him the morning star (the right to the Tree of Life).
16 "I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star."
A prophet of old prophesied in Numbers 24:17,
17 "I see Him, but not now; I behold Him, but not near; a Star shall come out of Jacob; a Scepter shall rise out of Israel, and batter the brow of Moab, and destroy all the sons of tumult.
Of course this prophecy was of Christ.
I Corinthians 10:17
17 For we, though many, are one bread and one body; for we all partake of that one bread.
I Corinthians 15:49
49 And as we have borne the image of the man of dust (Adam), we shall also bear the image of the heavenly Man. (Jesus)
The Lord said to Job,
4 "Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding.
6 To what were its foundations fastened? Or who laid its cornerstone,
7 When the morning stars sang together (Jesus and Lucifer or Satan), and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
To fully comprehend how much the 8th
day people are God's substitute for the enemy, let us read Ezekiel 28:13-17. Keep in mind, as the devil entered Judas Iscariot to betray Christ, likewise he had entered the king of Tyre
. God spoke to him saying,
13 You were in Eden, the garden of God (he was banned, but the 8th day people return there); every precious stone was your covering: The sardius, topaz, and diamond, beryl, onyx, and jasper, sapphire, turquoise, and emerald with gold. (the Bride is God's gem and His priests the silver and gold) The workmanship of your timbrels and pipes was prepared for you on the day you were created (Heaven's "chief musician", Praise leader) .
14 " You were the anointed cherub who covers; I established you; you were on the holy mountain of God; you walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones. (He was to fulfill what God's priesthood or government does today. From God's mountain he was to cover God's family now God's priesthood occupies the mountain and covers His people.)
15 You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created, till iniquity was found in you. (The 8th day people are perfect through the blood of the Lamb, no spot or wrinkle in His Bride.)
16 "By the abundance of your trading you became filled with violence within, and you sinned; therefore I cast you as a profane thing out of the mountain of God; and I destroyed you, O covering cherub (his office was taken from him), from the midst of the fiery stones. (He was separated from God's holy angels, but God's people are aided and protected by them.)
17 "Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor (He perverted God's knowledge to draw man to himself); I cast you to the ground, I laid you before kings, that they might gaze at you (Wisdom has exposed him, his world and his evil intentions for mankind)
TO BE CONTINUED NEXT WEEK