The glorification of the sons of God...Pieter Kirstein
May 26, 2021
The glorification of the sons of God.
YOU WILL CLEARLY SEE GOD’S WORK AND PROCESS IN US TO BRING US FORTH INTO A COMPLETE NEW CREATION. IT’S NOT SOMETHING THAT WE ONLY TALK ABOUT RELIGIOUSLY YET DENYING THE POWER AND THE GLORY THEREOF.
We’ve been engaged in a constant battle and struggle through the power of the Holy Spirit to subdue and conquer the fleshly earthy man and God has been working in us to heal and transform and deliver those who have followed Christ in the way of the cross in obedience unto the death of self so He might bring us forth in His likeness and image, yes after the order and likeness of the heavenly Man.
Romans 8:24 O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? 25 I thank God—through Jesus Christ our Lord!
1 Corinthians 15:47 The first man was of the earth, made of dust; the second Man is the Lord from heaven.
48 As was the man of dust, so also are those who are made of dust; and as is the heavenly Man, so also are those who are heavenly.
49 And as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly Man.
Father said to me that as soon as He completed the crucifixion of the earthy Adam, He shall bring forth His new creation glorified Adam according to Romans 8:11 But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.
12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors–not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh.
13 For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.(THE WORK OF THE CROSS)
14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.
15 For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.”
16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,
17 and if children, then heirs–heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.(THE MANIFESTATION OF THE SONS OF GOD)
18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
19 For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God.
Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.
30 Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.
Then we see the love and the faithfulness of God as His Spirit has been walking with us through our battles and struggles as we followed Him in the way of the cross unto the crucifixion of the old man. We’ve been presenting ourselves as a living sacrifice on the altar of demonstrated love through the work of the cross to be crowned as overcomers.
Romans 8:31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?
33 Who shall bring a charge against God`s elect? It is God who justifies.
34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
36 As it is written: “For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.”
37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come,
39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
We’ve been led like sheep to the slaughter, which speaks of the Lamb priestly ministry of Christ so He might bring us forth into the Lion ministry as kings and functioning heirs and manifested sons according to Ephesians 4:13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.
This is the pathway and the pattern for all those who desire to be brought into the ministry of Christ and to be presented before the Father as kings and priests.
Consider the word of the Lord spoken through J Leland Earls;
You shall note that it was the Lion of the tribe of Judah who prevailed to open the seven-sealed book (Rev. 5:5), yet it was a Lamb who took the book, or scroll, from the hand of Him that sat on the throne and opened the seals thereof (Rev. 5:6-7, 6:1).
What does this portray? It portrays the truth of Jesus’ ministry as King-priest (Heb. 5:10, 7:1-2). As a priest, He is the Lamb of God who gave Himself as the perfect sacrifice on the cross and who ever lives to make intercession for the redeemed (Heb. 7:25-27). As a King, He is the Lion of the tribe of Judah who reigns on the throne of David (Isa. 9:6-7, Luke 1:31-33).
Now, during this dispensation of redemption, His Lamb ministry predominates; that is why He is seen as a Lamb (Rev. 5:6). But as the present dispensation draws to a close, and the seals of judgment are opened to bring to an end the mis-rule of man, it is the Lion ministry that begins to prevail; for Jesus the King begins to actively take over that which is rightfully His.
He begins to exert the power and authority which was given to Him after His resurrection (Matt. 28:18), in such a way as to completely eliminate the usurpation of Satan-controlled man, and exercise His own right as King.
It is during the end-time period of the seals and the trumpets that forces of judgment are set in motion, so that man’s civilization will utterly collapse, and thus finally it becomes fulfilled that ‘the kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of His Christ; and he shall reign for the eons.’ (Rev. 11:15).
The lion nature of Jesus’ ruling authority must be made manifest, and this begins to prevail as the seals are opened, but it does not completely predominate until all rival rule and authority has been put down. First, His Lamb ministry of redemption must be completely fulfilled for the present age, even though His Lion ministry of Kingship begins to come to the fore.