Isaiah 60 [North Bergen]

THURSDAY 3-2-17

Isaiah 60:1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.

Isaiah 60:2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.

https://youtu.be/rRxbMfHi7Vo  Isaiah 60

https://ccoutreach87.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/3-2-17-isaiah-60.zip

I talked a little on Isaiah 60- the things that ‘drive’ us. And how God has called us to be people without a worldly agenda. We shine as a city on a hill because we are different. Not strange- but different in that we seek first the kingdom of God. The video cut short at the end- as I was crossing the street close to where I stay. But hopefully you can still get something out of it.

ON VIDEO- [real windy]

.City on a hill

.Be impartial

.Good view of Nungesser’s

.God paid me back- with a George Washington dollar [Huh?]

PAST LINKS [verses below]

https://youtu.be/uKw_3Yb7ZKk  cccf- 1st Jn.

https://ccoutreach87.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/10-16-16-cccf-1st-jn.zip

ON VIDEO-

.Ear candle

.Babel

.One language

.Politics not the solution

.Kingdom view

.Conversion experience?

.Or Love?

.End times are here! In the 1st century?

.Anti-Christ too

.Is matter evil?

.Docetism

.Jesus- fully God and fully man

.Messengers of fire

.Why tongues of fire?

NEW STUFF [past links- verses below]

The power of one-

In Genesis we read the story of Babel [verses below] - men came together in unity- and were going to build something [tower] that God did not want.

Yet- because of a common language- they could not be stopped- God himself said that.

Genesis 11:6 And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.

 

So- God confounded them- he gave them different languages in the midst of the project- and the tower project ceased.

Genesis 11:7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.

Genesis 11:8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.

 

This is a type of the Power of One- the power we see in society when people come together with a common ideology- even if it is wrong.

Today we are dealing with radical Islam- Ok- we know the way they are attempting to accomplish their goal- is wrong.

Yet- we also see the western world- in a more subtle way- accomplish their goals- by siding with nations that are just as wicked as those we are killing.

These nations [Saudi Arabia being just one] murder homosexuals- treat women like dogs- yet

The U.S. sells them weapons- to kill innocent people.

This is happening in Yemen as I speak.

I could go on- but take  my word for it- this too is a wicked thing.

Yet- because we have common alliances [unity] we too accomplish bad things.

But they are not as blatant as chopping heads off in the street- so- we think the ‘tower’ is a good thing.

In reality- it is not.

In Acts chapter 2- God himself restores a common language- thru the Spirt of God being poured out on the church.

Acts 2:8 And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?

Acts 2:9 Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia,

Acts 2:10 Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes,

Acts 2:11 Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.

 

This significance of this event is not simply the gift of Tongues [language]

But the purpose of God- thru his people- to sanctify A NOBLE UNITY.

The church speaks with one voice- we proclaim the gospel to the nations.

We stand as a light in a dark world- showing a more ‘perfect way’.

The gift of a restored language seen in Acts is God showing us that he himself speaks thru the church-

And his voice transcends all the ‘languages’ of man.

His voice thru the church is not political- it is not about ungodly alliances- it’s a show of love and great sacrifice thru the Cross.

We- the people of the living God- have climbed a different tower- we ascend to the presence of God thru the Cross.

51 And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.  John 1:51

The Cross brings humanity back to the Father.

We are a heavenly city- coming down from God out of heaven.

And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.  Rev. 21:2

We walk the earth as followers of Christ-

We display the love of God by having a greater agenda- a kingdom agenda.

Yes- we speak out against injustices in the earth- on all sides.

And it is thru the Cross- thru the instrument that our Lord himself hung on- that we can unite-

And once again- the power of ‘one’ can overcome the darkness of this world.

John 17:21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.

https://ccoutreach87.wordpress.com/2016/09/24/john-17/

 

PAST POSTS [verses below]

I talk about Philosophy on today’s video- here’s my study-

https://ccoutreach87.wordpress.com/overview-of-philosophy/

I quote from Galatians and Corinthians- here’s are my past teachings-

https://ccoutreach87.wordpress.com/1st-2nd-corinthians/

https://ccoutreach87.wordpress.com/galatians-johns-gospel/

https://ccoutreach87.wordpress.com/acts/

VERSES-

Genesis 11:1 And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.

Genesis 11:2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they

[parts]

baskets ye took up?

https://youtu.be/Da51D5bw4qc  Remember the crumbs

https://ccoutreach87.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/12-29-16-remember-the-crumbs-matt-16-rev-21-2nd-sam-5.zip

ON VIDEO-

.Christian rapper leaves the faith

.Apologetics

.Atheism

.Jewish Prophets preceded Greek philosophers

.Logos

.Historical Jesus

.Higher critics

.Marcion

.Gnostics

.Sophia

.Demiurge

.1st canon

.Saul’s crippled grandson

.This Rock

.Natural ethnicity opposes the kingdom

.Tel Aviv - Jerusalem?  Does it matter?

.Which John wrote it?

.Kingdom come

.How to maximize your potential in the kingdom

NEW-

Once again- I talked about a lot of stuff on today’s video.

I’ll try and hit the high points.

In the famous confession of Peter we see Jesus- and all who confess him- as the ‘stones’ that the church- the spiritual temple of God- is built upon-

Matthew 16:16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.

Matthew 16:17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.

Matthew 16:18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Peter- in his own letter refers to us as ‘living stones’-

1 Peter 2:5

Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

 

Now- John in his vision on the Island of Patmos saw the same thing-

Revelation 21:14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

That the foundation of the church- the city coming down from God  out of heaven- also had the names of the apostles ‘built into it’.

The church is made up of all those who believe- and have received this revelation- that Jesus is indeed the Son of God.

In the city John saw- there were angels at the gates- the gates are described as ‘pearls’ as well-

Revelation 21:21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls: every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.

This is where we get the term ‘pearly gates’.

Paul teaches that the church is built ‘upon’ the foundation of the apostles and prophets- Jesus being the chief cornerstone-

20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;

21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:

Eph.

Most of us realize Paul is talking about the church- not an actual temple with cement and rocks.

But many view the same image that John sees- as an actual city/building ‘coming down from God’-

Revelation 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

Now- we are indeed the actual dwelling place of God- but when John sees his vision- he is seeing what Paul himself wrote about.

Get it?

Jesus taught us that no man can really know who he is- unless God revealed it to him-

John 6:44

No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

 

Paul teaches the same-

1 Corinthians 12:3

Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.

 

So- we today- the temple that God dwells in- are the city coming down from God out of heaven-

 The Bride-

Revelation 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

Revelation 21:9

And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.

 

2 Corinthians 11:2

For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.

 

The spiritual stones that make up the city are ‘children of revelation’- meaning children who have received this understanding from God.

John sees a ‘light’ in this city- not the sun or moon mind you.

But a light that has shined for all who believe-

The Lamb himself-

Revelation 21:23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.

Yes- the bible says the word is a light unto our path-

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Ps. 119

Jesus is that light-

John 8:12

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

 

John 9:5

As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

 

We walk in the light- as he is in the light-

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. 1st Jn. 1:7

Those who walk in sin- they can’t enter into the city-

14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

Rev. 22

Repentance and faith are required to get in- to be a part of this city of God-

Revelation 21:24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.

The Jerusalem which is below- earthly- is in bondage-

25 For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children. Gal. 4

 meaning those who stayed in the law covenant- would not benefit from this new reality in God.

But the ‘Jerusalem which is above’ the church- coming down from God out of heaven is free-

26 But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all. Gal. 4

Yes- John saw some great things in his revelation on the Island of Patmos.

These are the same things we see in the teaching of Jesus- and Paul.

Jesus is the head of the church- he is the cornerstone- and he is the foundation-

Ephesians 5:23

For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.

 

Colossians 1:18

And he is the head of the bodythe church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

 

But we read that the church is built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets-

That means their gift- in preaching Christ- is declaring him as the foundation they were laying-

1 Corinthians 3:11 [Full Chapter]

For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

 

 Yes- he is Lord of all-

10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Phil. 2

PAST TEACHING-

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VERSES-

Isaiah 60:1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.

Isaiah 60:2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.

Isaiah 60:3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.

Isaiah 60:4 Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side.

Isaiah 60:5 Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.

Isaiah 60:6 The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; all they from Sheba shall come: they shall bring gold and incense; and they shall shew forth the praises of the LORD.

Isaiah 60:7 All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together unto thee, the rams of Nebaioth shall minister unto thee: they shall come up with acceptance on mine altar, and I will glorify the house of my glory.

Isaiah 60:8 Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows?

Isaiah 60:9 Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring thy sons from far, their silver and their gold with them, unto the name of the LORD thy God, and to the Holy One of Israel, because he hath glorified thee.

Isaiah 60:10 And the sons of strangers shall build up thy walls, and their kings shall minister unto thee: for in my wrath I smote thee, but in my favour have I had mercy on thee.

Isaiah 60:11 Therefore thy gates shall be open continually; they shall not be shut day nor night; that men may bring unto thee the forces of the Gentiles, and that their kings may be brought.

Isaiah 60:12 For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish; yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted.

Isaiah 60:13 The glory of Lebanon shall come unto thee, the fir tree, the pine tree, and the box together, to beautify the place of my sanctuary; and I will make the place of my feet glorious.

Isaiah 60:14 The sons also of them that afflicted thee shall come bending unto thee; and all they that despised thee shall bow themselves down at the soles of thy feet; and they shall call thee; The city of the LORD, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 60:15 Whereas thou has been forsaken and hated, so that no man went through thee, I will make thee an eternal excellency, a joy of many generations.

Isaiah 60:16 Thou shalt also suck the milk of the Gentiles, and shalt suck the breast of kings: and thou shalt know that I the LORD am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.

Isaiah 60:17 For brass I will bring gold, and for iron I will bring silver, and for wood brass, and for stones iron: I will also make thy officers peace, and thine exactors righteousness.

Isaiah 60:18 Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting nor destruction within thy borders; but thou shalt call thy walls Salvation, and thy gates Praise.

Isaiah 60:19 The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.

Isaiah 60:20 Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the LORD shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.

Isaiah 60:21 Thy people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified.

Isaiah 60:22 A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation: I the LORD will hasten it in his time.

Matthew 5:14 [Full Chapter]

Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

James 2King James Version (KJV)

 My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.

For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment;

And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool:

Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?

James 3:17

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

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