II Corinthians 8:9 reads, “For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.” The covenant of two sons is the way in which God decided to make a permanent change at the beginning of time.
The first time that the words of the covenant of two sons were mentioned is in Genesis 17:12 when Joseph said to his brothers “should not it be far from your Brother Joseph, to lift up virginity from among them that are maids?” This immediately made the covenant formal.
The next time the words are mentioned is in Genesis 1:26 as follows, “And God said, let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.” The words, male and female were spoken to create something.
This covenant remains intact until today and will not end until heaven and earth are created as covenants of one heaven and one earth. What is this thing? The covenant of two sons is the way in which God decided to make a permanent record of things. It is the only thing on which the most high diety decided to build a perpetual memorial to preserve forever. It is the principle on which the heavens and earth are founded. It is the principle which has been said of God, “that he is without in all, and fills all in all” (Roman verbum – the Word).
This is wonderful news that we are part of the grand program of eternity. As believers, we are coheirs with Christ if we accept our salvation, we are also joint heirs with Christ if we believe that our salvation is the result of believing the truth of the gospel and we submit our will to God. The work of Christ was finished on earth because of the human nature of sinful man. He exchanged his glory for our infirmities. Through his sacrifice, we have victory over sin.
But if not all of us, we have the opportunity to participate in a new covenant, where the Father will ask us to give an account of our obedience; for so we can climb up to the likeness of God in glory. The new covenant is called Faith. Luke 9:17 -19, Jesus said “if ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, move from here to there, and it shall move; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.”
This is the faith which is described in Galatians 3:10 as the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. If Jesus is truly the Son of God, and the Father send the Spirit through him, then we have the mental picture of God in his Son.
As we are part of the intellectual world of this world, we also are part of the human race. And like all parts of the human race, we are to function in the knowledge of Learning and Love, or we shall suffer eternal separation from the Father.
Christ is Light, and Life is Matter, and the duality of these Two shall never change. They are the bask of His Light to our darkness, and the assurance that he alone is the way, the truth, and the life, “no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6), and in John 14:6 we also are reminded that anything that the Father has willed that all should be exposed to the truth of our true identity, which is Christ.
He is already given to us, the righteous, and we have already paid the price, whether we believe this or not. It is well past time to stop ignoring the truth and look, see, and hear Him, not only in this life, but in the future. There is no room for willfully blind denial; no denial of your soul, your future, and your eternity. While we further consider the possibility of a God given destiny and spiritual mind, it is the present circumstance which is the question.
In the time since, I have had several scattered admonitions from people whom I consider devout Christians; and each admonishment was of a sweet reminder that He is there in the mist of the unknowable, and best He can be reached, not by way of intellect, but by way of heart thronging with desires to once again know Him as He truly is.
My soul barks within me, “Yes, I believe in Jesus,” but I cannot bring myself to believe. No, I want to know Him!