Being Obedient to the Heavenly Vision
We are presently living in the times of the summing up of all things in Christ. Questions we must now ask ourselves are, “What is my responsibility for hastening the day of His coming? “What Part do I play in Christ’s Destiny? What Kind of Christian does this ‘Day’ demand?
CONFORMATION – This is the process that began in Israel and will be completed in Israel.
Israel is the Spiritual entity that we as Gentiles are grafted into.
The process of conformation into the image of Christ is one that everyone who belongs to God will go through.
We go from the natural to the Spiritual, from DUST TO STARS, from strength to strength, from Glory to ever increasing levels of His Glory. Until we are conformed with the very image of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ!
God’s plan began with Israel and it will end with Israel. We join in with them and enter the ongoing process as we are grafted in!
Conformed – summorphos : jointly formed From G4862- sun: union and G3444 – morphe;
WHAT IS HINDERING CHRIST’S RETURN?
Many people believe that Jesus could return at any moment. At Headstone Ministries we believe that we can hasten the Day of His coming by preparing His way in certain distinct areas:
• A Sanctuary must be prepared to receive Him, built according to His mind and His Heart.
• Israel is honored and restored to its place in the Head, and is prepared to receive her King to declare, “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.” (Lk. 13:35)
• A Bride is made ready that is without spot or wrinkle, through God’s principles of healing, cleansing and deliverance.
• An army is trained and positioned for the last great battles to bring in the Harvest.
• Intercessors are trained, prepared and united, ready to travail through the birthing of a new era of His-story.
• The principle of honor, and the release of the Agape Love of God, are working to bring the Body of Christ into union.
IF WE BUILD IT HE WILL RETURN!
1) FOUNDATIONS OF THE HOUSE
2) CLEANSING THE HOUSE
3) RESTORATION OF THE HOUSE –
4) COMPLETION OF THE HOUSE
Jesus Christ is as vast in depth as our forever expanding universe— Yet every detail of the Temple of God is to be true to Him, nothing is left to chance or to flesh. “They serve at a sanctuary that is a copy and shadow of what is in heaven. This is why Moses was warned when he was about to build the tabernacle: “See to it that you make everything according to the pattern shown you on the mountain.” Hebrews 8:5
Every detail of Jesus’ coming is the pattern:
The manner in which He came – born in a stable: humility
The nation and culture He chose to be born into – born into the Jewish heritage
The life He lived and walked for thirty three years – lived in humility & authority
The principles that He taught – His word Supreme.
His death on the Cross— Ascension & Resurrection
All are vital parts to the Blueprint of the present and future habitation of God in corporate Man—if we build what He built, He will return to fill it!
IN HIS IMAGE
Romans 8:29: “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. Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified. What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 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?”
WORDS TO LIVE BY:
“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be CONFORMED to this world, but be TRANSFORMED by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith. For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching; he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness. Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer; distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion. Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men. If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY,” says the Lord. Therefore “IF YOUR ENEMY IS HUNGRY, FEED HIM; IF HE IS THIRSTY, GIVE HIM A DRINK; FOR IN SO DOING YOU WILL HEAP COALS OF FIRE ON HIS HEAD.” Romans 12
“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:21
“But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being TRANSFORMED into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.” 2Corinthians 3:18
Understanding the House of God
Jesus is the Pattern of the House Of God and the Pattern of the New Man God has been fashioning over the centuries. Jesus is the Plumb Line that holds all things to account pertaining to Yahweh’s House. For three years on this earth Jesus worked with the Father to prepare a corporate vessel fashioned in His very likeness. On the Day of Pentecost the vessel—one hundred and twenty saints, were ready to be filled with His Divine Life. The Holy Spirit fell and ‘Yahweh Shamah’ was written over the Temple of God.
Apostles were raised up and released to ensure that the blueprint remained true to the specifications of ‘The Christ’—the revealed pattern of God’s Temple. Over the following two thousand years, because of a variety of reasons, the Pattern became corrupted and misunderstood.
Jesus Christ is as vast in depth as our forever expanding universe—”O, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! “(Rom. 11:33). Yet every detail of the Temple is to be true to Him, nothing is left to chance or to flesh. Jesus is revealed in every page of the Word of God from Genesis to Revelations as Jesus is the Word of God!
Every detail of His first coming—the manner in which He came; the nation and culture He chose to born into—the body prepared for Him (Heb. 10:5); the life He lived and walked for thirty three years, the principles that He taught, and His death on the Cross—were meticulously prepared by the Trinity before the foundation of the earth and are vital parts to the Blueprint of the future habitation of God in corporate Man—if we Build what He built, He will return to fill it!
Over the span of History, since the time of Pentecost, key features of the blueprint were lost and are presently being restored. The Body of Christ has been a very divided Body, many are holding on to a ‘part’ of the blueprint, believing that their part is the ‘whole’ counsel of God. Much of the Blueprint that was stolen, destroyed or corrupted by Satan relates to the chosen nation of Israel, women, the believer’s authority and the supernatural nature we have inherited in Christ.
In these last days God is working to bring the Body into a Holy Union with His Mind, His Heart—once again caught up in the momentum of His Will. The heavens are opening and the Body is receiving—as at the beginning—a fresh revelation of ‘The Christ.’
God is releasing us from the captivity of the mindset of religious pride, to build the Headstone—the final stage of Yahweh’s House, as He ordained it to be built two thousand years ago. Over the centuries, precept has been built on precept preparing a chosen people in the last days to build the Headstone of His House. Religion is being stripped away as the Body prepares to mount up with wings of eagles to fly once again in the Spirit.
Our God loves diversity and many churches and denominations that have been birthed by Him will begin to reflect a more accurate picture of Christ without losing their uniqueness. This Body of Christ, permeated by the life of Christ, reflecting Him in fullness will be the catalyst in the preparation for the return of Christ. The completion of The Headstone and the release of a company of Headstone people will be important for preparing the way of the coming of the Lord. If we build what He is building, He will return to fill it!