Her closest friends said he was conceived out of wedlock. The shame marred her young life, which was made the more pathetic by her invention of outlandish fables to assuage her guilt. They say the illegitimate child was birthed into poverty and reproach, apparently born in a dirty stable. His youth was nondescript. He received no education beyond the common. When thirty years old he started a cult. His unorthodox ideas attracted a following of indolent peasantry, fishermen and the like. He spent his time traveling, stealing corn, and camping by the lake. He enjoyed the company of harlots, drifters, and tax collectors. Publicly, he made himself a haughty nuisance, ridiculing men of education and honor. He rejected authority and lambasted government leaders, calling them “snakes” and “hypocrites.” Most of the time he wandered aimlessly, building his sect of followers and encouraging them to join him in boorish vagrancy. After three and a half years it all caught up with him. He was convicted of sedition and executed as a common criminal. For pity’s sake he was buried in the tomb of a relative.
Such was the perspective of the carnal minds of his day. But this man was supremely blessed of God, and lived a life designed by the perfect wisdom of God. For after his crucifixion, God raised him from the dead, and set him upon the throne of the heavens in majestic glory. This was the earthly sojourn of the firstborn Son of the Living God. By this brief experience in shame and suffering, he obtained a name that is above every name, and even now all time is reckoned from his birth. By his development on earth he obtained every eternal treasure, and was filled with all the fullness of God. Such is the love of God for him, and for you. At his baptism at the Jordan river, Jesus became Jesus the Christ, an immortal spirit being- but he still had to grow up. After every conception comes gestation. For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground. After his baptism, Jesus still needed to be made perfect through suffering. For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. Jesus still needed a painful education in obedience. Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered. He still needed to learn about sin. For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin.
Prior to his resurrection, Jesus still lacked certain pieces of critical information. But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. Jesus lacked from the universal splendor that his Father possessed. For my Father is greater than I. The extent of his authority was curbed and not yet infinite. To sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give. Jesus was still in training, and his power was subject to the limitations of a training environment. The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do. Thus began the three and a half years that is commonly called the “ministry” of Jesus Christ. During this time, Jesus accomplished the tasks his Father gave him. He taught the “Kingdom” message and validated it with miracles. I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me. But this “ministry” was exceedingly narrow in scope. It was not the sweeping, celestial blast of a glorified Son of God. More appropriately, these three and a half years should be called the “maturing” of Jesus Christ for during these years Jesus was personally matured to perfection. The actions of his life were devoted entirely to the acquisition of spiritual maturity for himself, and ultimately for his firstborn brothers.
The true ministry of Jesus Christ has not yet begun. It will not begin until all the firstborn Sons of God are conceived, matured, and born into that corporate ruling counsel known as the “Body of Christ.” I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. When Jesus was baptized at the Jordan River his spirit joined with the spirit of his Father. This was a new spiritual conception, and Jesus became Jesus the Christ, a spiritually begotten Son of God. According to the plan of God, his begotten Sons are to complete their gestation within an earthly womb of good and evil. Thus immediately after spiritual conception at his baptism, Jesus was dispatched into Satanic attack. Guided by the spirit and his new heavenly vision, Jesus was sent into the wilderness near Gilgal. And immediately the Spirit driveth him into the wilderness. Like baptism, Gilgal also represents spiritual conception, for it was Israel’s first, tiny possession in the land of Canaan. Gilgal was like an embryo from which grew the possession of all the promised land. In the wilderness near Gilgal, Jesus remained forty days, being taught and tested by the spirits of God.
The wilderness was a crash course in the spirit realm. During this time God unfolded his plan and illuminated the destiny for his firstborn Son. Trials and temptations are the gestation of a begotten spirit. And he was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan; and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered unto him. The Satanic onslaughts against Jesus continued sporadically for the rest of his life. He turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men. But Satan never found any foothold in the sinless flesh or in the begotten spirit of Jesus Christ. All of these events simply ensured his spiritual maturity. For the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me. Finally, it was Satanic betrayal that pushed Jesus into personal perfection, via the cross at Calvary. Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve. And he went his way, and communed with the chief priests and captains, how he might betray him unto them. Betrayal and murder are the progenitors of forgiveness, and this is the path to becoming agape-love. By his betrayal and murder at Calvary, Jesus became eternal love, and was made worthy to inherit the universe. Had he not endured this hardship, and been slain, he would not have been worthy. Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.
During his earthly sojourn Jesus Christ worked entirely under the direction of his Father. The miracles that Jesus did were provided by God to substantiate his message. For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me. It was his Father that did the miracles. The Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. Whether feeding the five thousand, walking on water, healing the sick, calming the sea, or casting out devils, all things were intended to validate his Father’s plan. If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works. For Jesus this was a time of spiritual gestation. He was still learning, and he demonstrated the instruction he received. I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things. The miracles of Jesus were wonderful, but these temporal blessings were not his primary mission. Many thousands of people ate from the loaves and fishes but then were dismissed by the Master. They that had eaten were about four thousand: and he sent them away. Everyone can receive from the wonderful earthly bounty of Jesus Christ, but this is not the best he has to offer. Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled. Temporal, physical blessings, are only the crumbs. And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.
By many miracles, Jesus could feed you, clothe you, heal you, forgive your sin, and raise you from the dead. Like some sort of spiritual amusement park, he could let you walk on water and cast out devils. He could possess you totally, but you would possess nothing. The benevolence of God’s plan is much grander than this. For the real mission of Jesus Christ was not to show you miracles, but rather, to give you autonomous spirit life. Rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven. Since the beginning of time throughout the created realm, life has always been transferred as a seed. Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself. And each of these seeds when mature, produces a life that is identical to the original parent. So also, it was the mission of Jesus Christ to perfect an overcoming seed of resurrected spirit life. I am come that they might have life. This seed could then be planted inside the spirits of men. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. With the acquisition of this spirit seed, every Adamite can reproduce all that Jesus Christ is. Except the Lord of Sabaoth had left us a seed, we had been as Sodoma, and been made like unto Gomorrha.
Those who receive this seed into their own spirit will conceive a new spirit being; one that has never existed before. This new spirit embryo is a begotten Son of God. These infants will then have the opportunity to complete a spiritual gestation on earth, exactly as Jesus demonstrated. When they come to spirit birth, they will be resurrected as the full blood brothers of Jesus Christ. But as many as received him [the seed], to them gave he power to become the sons of God. At the present time, God is only working to bring forth a small “firstfruits” company of Sons. I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me. He is not calling all people to this firstborn group. As many as were ordained to eternal life believed. The imperative ministry of Jesus Christ was only for the completion of his firstborn brothers. Those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost. All the other people heard only fanciful stories. Without a parable spake he not unto them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.
The teachings of Jesus Christ were all devoted to explaining the “Kingdom of Heaven.” This is a cryptic phrase that represents the begetting of God’s spiritual offspring. This was the only subject that Jesus ever talked about. From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. The “Kingdom of Heaven” is not of this world, for it is not entered using a physical door. The only doorway to this kingdom is through the birth of righteousness in you. Except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. This kingdom will be obtained by those who desire spiritual perfection, more than any earthly thing. Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him? The pursuit of this spirit birth is the only endeavor worthy of your time on this planet. Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
The Kingdom of Heaven is entered through earthly travail. Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. The inheritors of this Kingdom appear now to weep. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. But by their fleeting sorrow, they purchase an eternal possession in the spirit realm. Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh. Some things will definitely disbar you from the Kingdom of Heaven. Earthly wealth is a great obstacle that guards the entrance. A rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. A passion for human affairs will turn you from its gate. They made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise. Organized religion will not enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in. Those who adore the physical but cannot perceive the spirit, will fail to enter this begotten realm. They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them.
The Kingdom of Heaven is not open to all people, or even to all Israelites. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven. In fact, it is not open to people at all. Those who remain human, will not be accepted. He saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. John the Baptist was the best human ever born, but humans are not admitted into the Kingdom of Heaven. Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. Do not think for an instant that any physical thing or natural heritage will get you into this spiritual domain. Human birth alone leaves you woefully short of the Kingdom of God. Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. To find the entrance to the Kingdom, you must turn your life upside down and expunge the glory of men. Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. This kingdom can only be entered by a new spirit birth, which opens into a new sphere of existence. Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
The Kingdom of Heaven is like a small seed planted in a field. Or like a net that gathers many fish, but selects only a few. It is acquired by the mixture of old treasures with new, as your spirit combines with the seed of life from Christ Jesus. Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old. At the end of this dispensation, Jesus Christ will certainly rule over physical beings who dwell on the earth. But the phrases, “the Kingdom of God” and “the Kingdom of Heaven,” do not refer to anything physical. They speak of something entirely different. The Kingdom of Heaven is not Republican or Democrat. It is not a gaggle of “good” people, gloating in earthly ease or carnal splendor. It is not a happy place where people live during the Millennium. The Kingdom of Heaven is not a place at all it is a state of being. The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! It is the condition of possessing autonomous life. For, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. It is the dimension where God now resides. It is beyond the created realm of flesh or even spirit. It is the Begotten Realm. It is the celestial habitation of God and his immortal Sons. No one else enters or can even perceive this abode in the ethereal realm of begotten glory. For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
The Kingdom of Heaven is a precious prize that is sought for and pursued by the greatest warriors who will ever exist. From the days of John the Baptist until the present time the kingdom of heaven has endured violent assault, and violent men seize it by force, as a precious prize. A share in the heavenly kingdom is sought for with most ardent zeal and intense exertion. Matthew 11:12 (Amplified). The Kingdom of Heaven is open only to the spiritual offspring of Elohim. Unless it is conceived within you, you will never see it. Jesus Christ dwelt in this kingdom in 33 AD, while standing in Roman occupied Jerusalem. No man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. The earthly mission of Jesus Christ was to create an entrance into the Begotten Realm for himself and his firstborn brothers. Thus he preached only the “Kingdom of God,” and this is the begetting of his true brethren the Sons of God.