It may interest you to note that of all Activities Taking Place On Earth, only the following summarizes those that are Free From The Reach Of Vanity and are therefore New Under The Sun:
- The importation of many “THINGS TO COME”, which the Lord Jesus couldn’t declare while on earth. (Jn. 16:12/Heb. 5:11)
- The quickening of righteousness (Rom. 9:28/Rev. 22:12) amidst Believing Believers; who were delivered from being Unbelieving Believers by Apostle Paul’s Faith-Of-The-Son commission, -Acts 26:17-18, and destined to end in the Love-Of-God commission that was dispensed by John the divine, - 1Jn. 1:1-3.
If it was written - it was with an intent that some (Matt. 7:14/Heb. 4:6) would know it and thereby come into true prosperity (3Jn. 1:2). So Apostle Paul was a kingly scribe that declared and concealed God’s secrets with spiritual wisdom, such that both the princes of this world and unstable/unreasonable men would forever wrestle to no avail, but Never understand it! (1Cor. 2:6-7/2Pet. 3:16/2Thes 3:2).
Such are the enduring riches that potential co-Kings with Christ - despite the daily legitimate cares of life, would prevail in their adventure to search them out (Prov. 25:2), appreciate in their dominion over sin and death and also inherit a superior glory than that which Adam wore before he fell! 1Cor. 2:7
Glorious things are still being spoken of The City of God (Ps. 87:3), of The Most Prophetic Of Generations; the bridal company that shall someday become God’s Tabernacle On Earth. Rev. 21:2-3
As we find grace to tarry with the following transcribed message, may the Lord Jesus cause us to hear what His father once awoken His ears to hear, - Isa. 50:4, AMEN.
INTRODUCTION TO THE WORLD TO COME (OUR TRUE WORLD) – PART 3
Revelation 21:1 Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first (present) earth had passed away. Also, there was no more sea.
There are other ages that are to come in the world to come, but this chapter (Rev. 21:1) highlights the first age of the world to come.
That in the AGES TO COME he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
Matt 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: for thine is the kingdom, and power and the glory FOR EVER. Amen.
Rev 22:5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign FOR EVER AND EVER.
Each age in the world to come can also be said to be an “ever’’ and it’s from one “ever” to another “ever (from one age to another age); so we can have many “evers” in the world to come. I believe that the church will begin to hear the sound of the world to come. There are ages to come and they are forever and ever to come. The exceeding riches of the grace of the Lord will be shown us in the ages to come. We will not come into some of the riches of His grace except we come into the allocated grace for that particular age. God wants us to partake of an age (the first age) in the present before other ages to come emerge.
Jesus said the Holy Spirit will show us things to come (John 16:13). These “things to come” do not refer to your future or tomorrow, but to an agenda in the will of God that shows another world which is all about Jesus Christ. This world to come is what Jesus is all about because He is the being to come. Jesus is also the blessing of that age that we are to partake of before they roll away this present world (Heb. 1:10-12).
Rev 4:8 Holy, holy is the Lord God almighty, who was, who is, and is to come
The father is also the one to come, and the things to come are of Him. The Holy Ghost is also the Spirit of things to come. In summary, the Godhead are beings “to come”. It is important to know that we also are meant for the world to come because we are of the offspring of Him who is to come. We do not belong to the present nature, but to a continuing city which is to come Phil 3:20, Heb 13:14.
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new
This Scripture is not just talking about our character but our genetic make-up; our very foundation. The foundation of the new creation man is of a nature that has never existed before. Whosoever is in Christ has never existed before; he is a new product, implying that he is a being “to come”. If you are in Him, you are “to come”, so we have to be taught the things that are to come so that our entire being would enter into that which is to come.
How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, ...For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak.
So great salvation entails things that we should lay hold of because they are of that which is to come. All that Jesus’ walk entails as recorded in the synoptic gospel is a product of that which is to come, which the father demonstrated for Him to see, and such this things to come are what we are expected to be speaking, - Heb. 2:5. These are things God refused to commit to the hands of the angels, but we have been blessed to hear in these last days.
Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
For a man to really be made free, he has to know the person of Truth – that Christ is Truth! Truth is what God represents and He does not begin to teach us Truth immediately we get born again. He waits for us to come into a certain level of maturity (1Cor. 2:6a), before He is able to trust us to handle Truth. There are things that we hear first, before we are introduced to teachings of truth. For example, we need foundational teachings on faith in the Lord Jesus and love to all the saints, which is the milk of the word (Eph 1:15). These are the things that will aid us into the Truth. The things in the bible could act as guidelines to the Truth Though these are true and are from the truth, these are not Truth. Rather, they guard us while coming to the knowledge of the truth, - 1Tim. 2:4.
I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into ALL TRUTH: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you THINGS TO COME.
Truth comprises of things to come, and it is the Holy Spirit who shows them to us. Things to come are not about getting the right partner in marriage or going into ministry. It would take someone who has seen and known the Truth to handle the world to come, because truth is the sum total of things to come. Truth is the passage into the world to come, so you can’t get into that world and fully participatee in it without hearing or having the knowledge of Truth. There is a supernatural code to control things of the world to come, and that code is Truth. This present world cannot contain the things to come, because they have natural codes.
Things to come can neither be known by memorizing and quoting the letter of the word nor, by the manifesting spiritual gifts. As a matter of fact, the scripture says that the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. Someone could be mighty in scriptures but little in Spirit. The actual power of Jesus is the power of the age to come, not the power of this present world. Though all power has been given to him and He has power over the present age, He has committed this present age to angels, so for now, they are custodians of the present but He who has the power of the age to come has power over the present age.
It is clear that God will not strip the angels of their power when the world to come appears; they will enter that world with us and maintain their order there. They are meant to be servants to those who shall inherit salvation (Heb. 1:14).
God is sampling men right now according to the truth you know, to see those who will dwell in the different strata of the future world. In this present order, angels are higher than man because God made man a little lower than them, but in the age(s) to come, man will be higher than angels because angels are made after the order of truth. That is heaven’s programme. Things to come are administered and SHOWN to us, by the Holy Ghost. Jesus says that the Holy Ghost will show us things to come, not things of the present.
To be contd.
Theme The Father’s Image: The Lamb
Venue DAY 6, 2014 EGFM BELIEVERS’ CONVENTION
Minister: Rev. Kayode Oyegoke