Voice of the Kingfisher speaks out …from a different perspective
by Elinor Montgomery
July 03, 2014
The Bible is a heritage book from beginning to end. In Genesis, the heritage is established spiritually in Jesus and naturally in Abraham. It is like love and marriage, which go together like a horse and carriage. You can’t have one; no, you can’t have one without the other. For the Creator there is a creation; for the marriage bed of man there is also a creation through the process of birthing.
If man were birthed in the spirit of light and fell into darkness, then there must be a rebirth in the spirit of light if eternal life is to be restored. The question facing most doubting Thomas’s is whether or not there can be life after death. Can man rise from the tomb? Is there evidence that this is possible, and if so, what is the evidence?
For the Creator, He creates life in the Spirit. For the man, life is created through the seed of the marriage bed, requiring a female partner. Once sin entered the marriage bed, the corruption of man led to death from that corrupted seed no longer having the spirit of life in it with man under the curse of death. If spiritual life came in the Spirit of the Light (Jesus is the Light of the world), then the Light must return and, in His goodness, Jesus alone could offer life again in the Spirit from above.
But He must be born by the immaculate conception of the Holy Spirit, which made Him the Son of God, before He could be born of the woman, making Him also the Son of Man and not the son of Adam, through the seed of man. Then He must, as a sacrificial Lamb, be slain for the sins of man, to take away his sin in the blood of His death, to arise to life again, in order for man to arise to life also.
However, if man does not want to repent of, and part from his sin, nothing would be able to give him life again; for he was under the curse of death, which could not be lifted by any other means. He would then be able to be born of the Spirit of life, just like his redeemer was born of the Spirit. It is called being born again, the only possibility for which Jesus prepared the Way.
Everything, which is written is done so on this foundational principle of a changed inheritance from that of death in Satan to life in Christ. Abraham is no exception. Therefore, the inheritance of Abraham, followed by that of Israel, is dependent upon the resurrection of Jesus. Nothing could be clearer in demonstrating this point than the scripture of Matthew 27:51-53. In the verse before this, Jesus cried out on the cross with a loud voice, yielding up His Spirit in death.
And behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split, and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; and coming out of the graves after His resurrection, they went into the holy city and appeared to many (Matthew 27:51-53).
This was the most important cross-over point of history when man of all ages was able to go from death to life in the Spirit of God. This was the written Word of God, verified by many witnesses. Mankind from all ages could live again, through Jesus, as the true inheritance of Abraham, as if on a credit card system before Christ, deemed to be righteous because of his faith and obedience, but merely awaiting the payment of the cross by his Savior and Lawyer who would plead his case before God.
The house of Israel was never a nation by bloodline, saved under the Law. The Law could save no one. The day Jesus died, Abraham and his faithful descendants received their promised inheritance, but there was yet the fullness of time ahead, which would include the second coming of Jesus and the fullness of the inheritance from among the gentiles. Never think for a moment that being good and keeping the Law, or even being a great philanthropist and doer of good deeds, can get anyone to heaven; none of these things can offer eternal life.
The following verse in Matthew shows another cross-over point taking place that would begin the process of extending the inheritance to all the nations. Now when the centurion and those with him, who were guarding Jesus, saw the earthquake and the things that had happened, they feared greatly, saying, “Truly this was the Son of God!” (Matthew 27:54). Here you have the nature of the crossover displayed for the entire world to see. Even the hardest of hearts of the strong, Roman soldiers were no match for the power of God. He put the fear of the darkness of death before them and their hearts softened, recognizing Jesus as the “Son of God”.
Was this not the beginning of the witness to the gentiles who, in turn, responded to the foundational doctrine of the church given in Matthew 16:16 when Simon Peter declared Jesus to be the Son of God, and Jesus responded, that upon these words He would build the foundation of His church against which the gates of Hades would not prevail? It was the declaration that Jesus was the Son of God, the God of truth, which, to this day, is the foundational bone structure of the church.
At the same time as Roman hearts softened, the religious hearts of the Israelite Pharisees hardened, and, in pride and fear of losing their position, they rejected Jesus. Surely Israel changed at this moment as she moved out of the national calling and the gentiles moved into the house of Israel to fill the vacancy left as the religious, Israelite priesthood moved back into the gentile world from which God had taken Abraham, only to lose their inheritance, which could have come only through Jesus whom they rejected. They refused to make the crossover through the cross.
Herein lies the basis and the root of much of the religious, apostate teaching in the world today. The religious rulers of yesterday and those of today had and have no idea as to who Israel really is, nor do they understand who the true Jew is. The Judeo-Christian alliance is totally a union between deceived Christians and deceived Judaic believers who have no idea who the true church is. They do not know that the house of Israel must make a spiritual exodus from the empire waters of the world to return to the well and fountains of pure water, coming from Jesus, to purify her as a bride, spotless and without wrinkle. She must have no part in any religious system, let alone one that holds hands with Jesus haters, of any kind.
The true Israel will never be back in the Land until the house of Israel returns with Jesus. There will be another type of Pax Romana before this happens and just before there is sudden destruction. The nations of the world will see a similar sight as that to which the centurion and Roman soldiers bore witness at the cross, when Christianity walks away from the cross to join the coming one-world-order of religion without Jesus or any mention of the cross. Judgment is surely coming with the line being clearly drawn between the inheritance of Abraham and those who have trusted in the power, which has been vested in the rulers of nations instead of in God.
For it is time for the kingdom to come on earth as it is in heaven, with Jesus ruling forever more, as the King of kings and the Lord of lords. There is going to be a great clap of thunder and a streak of lightning, which will light up the world. And every knee will bow down before the Son of Man and the Son of God, whose name is Jesus, the Light of the world.