The Word became flesh, and [tabernacled] among us.
John 1:14, portion, paraphrased
We live in our tents, our bodies. Jesus, in becoming man, put on flesh as a garment. We are not our own. Our bodies are not ours, nor are we all that is within.
The spirit realm is complex and vast. The inter-workings of the body and the spirit are not generally well understood by those in Western cultures. Yet, as when two people come together in intimacy they become one flesh, there are realities that go Beyond the carnal, which the Western mindset as a whole has no capacity to account for.
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By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
Romans 5:2 KJV
When all around us, every where we look, the Kingdom realm is shining, what else need we to stand? When our eyes are solely fixed, what other can entice?
For the entrance of His word brings light, and in His light, we see light!
The Kingdom is now, and it is here, and it is in me, at hand. For His power lies within me, for His promise lives within.
His Spirit and His life, His very words He spoke, have sprouted and grown leaves, unto the budding grain.
Superlative: [O]f the highest kind, quality, or order; surpassing all else or others; supreme; extreme: superlative wisdom.
It is almost a wrong label to call the Kingdom superlative. It is Beyond that. John the Baptist was the superlative of human attainment. A life of solitude, of extreme separateness and consecration to the Lord was his. Jesus gave the man this testimony, and the comparison to the Kingdom.
Truly I say to you, among those born of women there has not arisen anyone greater than John the Baptist! Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
John was a man, a prophet, of the Old Covenant, under the law and order of Moses. He signified the demarcation point between Old an New Covenants. As the Law came through Moses, and Grace and Truth came through Jesus Christ, the exchange between the two marked the transition from the age of the Old Testament and the coming of the Messianic Age.
The Law and the Prophets were proclaimed until John; since that time the gospel of the kingdom of God has been preached, and everyone is forcing his way into it.
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Then he believed in the LORD; and He reckoned it to him as righteousness.
Abraham believed, and God called it righteousness in him. This is the basis of our justification in the cross of Christ, for it is by faith that we have access to this Grace called Calvary (Romans 5:2). Without faith, it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6), for one must first believe that God is, and that He rewards those that diligently pursue Him.
This is the picture of faith. When Abraham, then Abram, heard God speak, and God showed Him the stars in the sky and that his descendants would be like unto them in number (Genesis 15:6), he took God at His word. Later, when Abraham was told to sacrifice his one and only true heir, Abraham believed that God could raise him back from the dead (Hebrews 11:19). Faith saw the promise of God’s word, and grabbed a hold.