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Volume 11 --- Revelation 4:5-11
The history of God is again accepted as our true history as the church again embraces the covenant. As this restoration takes place we see that true praise is also returned to the church as they rehearse in doxology the holy plan of God.
God is the history of our faith. He is the Alpha and Omega. He has designed this history within our own conscience. And the gospel, being preached continually, challenges the sinner to reciprocate in kind to be healed.
The history of Satan, which is written in the hearts of the sinner, must be changed to reciprocate the conscience of God's history for faith to be born. Repentance has to show that there has to be change of your history, the change of your direction, from aspiration to faith, forever and ever.
When his wickedness is subdued, then righteousness is born, and upon the ashes of Satan’s kingdom Christ will rule. These are the crowns of the righteous; we put on that crown of truth upon the head, as the Levitical priests also had a mitre with a crown of gold, which said “holiness unto the Lord”.
You must think his thoughts, you must come in contact with him; “Be ye holy as I am holy,” saith the Lord. “I’m your point of contact for holiness. Those that come in contact with me shall be holy as I am holy.”
This is the priesthood of the saints. This is the path of righteousness. The path of righteousness is the way of the Lord. What is the way of the Lord? The covenant. The covenant is the way of the Lord.
There are many people who proclaim the way of the Lord, but they walk not in the covenant because they think the way of the Lord is the precept. The precept is not the covenant, Jesus Christ is the covenant. It was his blood that was shed. If the blood of the animal was shed, then the covenant would be joined to precept. But the covenant is joined to Jesus Christ. He is our covenant. He says, “This is my blood, drink ye all of it. No longer shall you drink portions of me; drink ye all of it; this is me.” [pg 15]
"that sat on the throne, who lives forever and ever”
He is the history of our faith, the Alpha and Omega.
He has designed this history within our own conscience. And the gospel, being preached continually, challenges the sinner to reciprocate in kind to be healed.
The history of Satan, which is written in the hearts of the sinner, must be changed and reciprocate the conscience of God's history for faith to be born. Repentance has to show that. There has to be change of your history, the change of your direction, from aspiration to faith, forever and ever. [pg 17]
“The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him”
The word, worship, is the form of reciprocation. That's what we do every day. We worship before him; we take on the yoke of his knowledge and reciprocate with his grace, so he continually beholds his face within us; so therefore we have the title as sons of God.
“and worship him that lives forever and ever,”
because his history is eternal (the Alpha and Omega)
“and cast their crowns before the throne, saying” . . .
They cast their crowns before the throne, worshiping him.
Look how their reciprocation is communicated here as they worship before him, saying:
11: "Thou are worthy, O Lord”,
God, you sustain all life; your Oath is what we're made of; your Word is what we obey; your Voice is what we hear.
“You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for thou hast created all things, and for your pleasure they are and were created."
Now the twenty four elders, why did they say this? The twenty four elders said this; We reflect to you your virtue by which we overcame. We reflect to you your virtue by which we overcame. They cast their crowns before the throne.
Christ came out from the bosom of the Father to show us this path. And now we are in reciprocation, Yes, Lord, I agree with this path. This is the true history of God. This is our true origin of beginning.
Our true origin of beginning was not with sin, our true origin of beginning was with righteousness. And with righteousness we will prevail, and with righteousness we will be rewarded forever and ever because the garments that we wear are the garments of his virtue, these linen garments, which we put on, is the righteousness of the saints. [pg 18-19]
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The Book of Revelation - Volume 11