And many shall stumble on it. They shall fall and be broken; they shall be snared and taken.”
Bind up the testimony; seal the teaching among my disciples. I will wait for the LORD, who is hiding his face from the house of Jacob, and I will hope in him.
The testament is the ministry of His face. It emanates from God’s face. The face of God is a whole syllabus for Him, pertaining to Him.
A Psalm of David. The earth is the LORD’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein, for he has founded it upon the seas and established it upon the rivers. Who shall ascend the hill of the LORD? And who shall stand in his holy place?
This place talks about face beings that are looking for salvation. The reward of seeking God is salvation. When we seek Him, then we are seeking His face. ‘…this is the generation of them who seek Him…’ This generation must arise beyond the weakness which the devil has plagued them. To seek God is to seek His face not the gift that comes from Him. When we seek Him, there are things we get from him. These things are blessings and righteousness. True salvation comes from seeking Him. So, he who is blessed is he who is saved. From the multitude, there is a generation who will seek His face. There are blessings from His hands but deep blessing is from His face.
Righteousness is from the God who is our salvation. Anyone who is blessed is kept. The New Testament houses things that do not pass away. The real blessings are the things that are right. When we receive righteousness, we will endure. Jesus is ruling by the righteousness. It sustains His Kingdom. It’s unending because the material which He uses is righteousness. When we go for the face, we are eligible to His righteousness.
Jacob needed to be saved to become Israel. Jacob was an example of a blessing, so he needed to change. Jacob needed to die to put on Israel instead. God needed to take out flesh because flesh cannot do the things of the Spirit. The Lord makes His face to shine upon you to give you the energy to seek His face, raises His countenance upon you and give you peace, then God will give you His name. He puts His name on His own people. This means, His people must carry His resemblance. It’s a great blessing when your name is changed. His name is the summation of His blessing which is Grace and Peace.
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the people of old received their commendation. By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible. By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which he was commended as righteous, God commending him by accepting his gifts. And through his faith, though he died, he still speaks.
He is the heir of all things, all things are of God and He will ever be the express image. Jesus inherited the express image and brightness of God’s glory. He is the house of God’s substance. God’s things are in Jesus. God displayed Himself in Jesus. Jesus inherited all things the Father gives. That making came as a result of inheritance. The strength and wisdom of making is in us and no one can steal that. By the reason of the inheritance, He got a more excellent name. Angels do not have these things and they could not argue with God because they saw the resemblance in Jesus. Jesus came into things that make God God. Jesus is the product of God’s face, God vomited Him from His face and that made Jesus him. When He brought in the first begotten, meaning God had many others. We have been living in God from ages past and our inheritance is in Him. The rest of the begotten are men.
Gates are built on inheritance. Jesus inherited the name and at the name of Jesus Christ, every knee must bow. When we look for His face, then we want Him. He is worthy of inheritance. The Son is a worthy gift. He constantly hides His face because of His testimony, because when we see the face and refuse to yield then we will be hardened into iniquity. So God keeps His face. Real disciples are students of His face. Moses forgot the law and moved into grace. Moses asked for the glory of God and by so doing, broke the old testament, God put Moses on the rock, because no one can see God by himself, we have to see God by Christ. That rock He put Moses on was Christ. God only showed His back which typifies ‘it came to pass’. God gave the testament and said with that testament I will meet with you people.
A disciple is a seeker of His face, one who is ready for the discipline of His face. To be a disciple, we need to continue in Him because the truth only comes from His face. So, to be a disciple, we have to be strong. The face is not opened except in the midst of face seekers. The revealing of the testament has its time; even Jesus spoke things in parable. The testament is only to be revealed to His disciples. Zion was built for those who will have the strength to go there. It was a revelation of what the new Jerusalem would be like.
For it was fitting that he, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the founder of their salvation perfect through suffering.
God needed to look for those who would be His disciples. God had to give sons to Jesus that will follow him to the end. Those that are given to him will be the sons that will make the enemy their foot stool. The choice of God for the few is to become disciples. This is the principle of the first born-the first born will help others into the body. Disciples have right to the Lord. We must be ready to be disciples. God gives children to Jesus out of many in the body. Aaron had four sons; Jesus also has four sons they are of four divisions and the four divisions are the sons of Aaron. There are the children who have received the testimony of the face to the fullest; they have received His testament and the end of the blessings, and they in turn have become Sons of God because they have obeyed God to a point where they received the seal of the Lord on their head.
The twelve tribe was needed to be raised which is 144,000. The throne has four faces; the bible calls it four and twenty elders, not twenty and four. So, the twenty were arranged around the four. The throne speaks of God: the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost when we enter into them, we have entered into redemption. The unrevealing started with the unveiling of the seals. The book was opened in the hand of the angels and held it with one hand. He was clothed with the cloud which symbolises witness. He came to testify something that was why he came with a cloud and a rainbow on his head showing that there was a covenant. The voice of God is a thunder that shakes things and He has discovered the place of His rest in the forest and that forest is in our soul. It is in the forest you find the hinds. The temple of God is that woman, the ark is the child and the reason for the pain is the coming out of the testimony. John took the book from the hand of the angel and ate it, that is the book of prophecy which is the testimony of Jesus. The church needs to know that the testimony is a serious job because it is the only way to overcome the adversary.