Mt 5:34 But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God’s throne:
Heaven is in the dative case of location. This noun case places the word in terms of location. Heaven is the place where God’s throne or mode of ruling is located at. Heavenly places, things and patterns are superior to what exists on earth. The purpose of the renewed mind is that the Christian can rule out of heaven. The believer’s position is sitting and ruling in heaven. The locality where the believer is situated is in heaven and not on earth.
35 Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King.
Likewise, “by the earth” is in the dative case of location. This should really read, “In the earth”.
Footstool is translated as what is underneath the feet. For the Christian, the sphere of her ruling is in heaven. All earthly circumstances or what is in the earth is underneath her feet. All earthly circumstances are in the sphere of the saints’ feet.
Re 19:15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
The word “rule” is to pastor. By the voice of the Spirit, which is the sharp sword, the believer rules from her heavenly locale. The word of God serves as a rod made of iron. This spiritual iron by faith destroys all circumstances which are not of God. What is there that iron cannot destroy?
Mt 19:28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
Regeneration is defined as a “ genesis once again.” In Genesis, God initially created. Everything was pristine and without sin. Regeneration is to bring back to another Genesis when all is created brand new and pristine.
Col 1:20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.
Reconciliation is the Greek word triad, “apokatallaso”. Literally this is translated as ‘thoroughly exchanging one thing for another.’ All which is not of God has been thoroughly exchanged back to what Adam had before the fall. Reconciliation is absolutely harmony back with God’s original creation, His archetypes and prototypes of creation in their perfection. This was effected by the shalom peace which the shed blood of Christ’s cross brought.
Reconciliation gives the right for regeneration to recommence, or a “once again Genesis”.
Our co sitting on the throne of God is in the Greek aorist tense. The aorist describes an event realized in its absolute completion. Our co sitting with Christ on His throne is a completed event.
It is realized in heavenly places or in heavenly locations. Our job is not to stand up in fear from our aorist place of co sitting upon the throne.
The throne is one which is made of glory. Glory is the genitive noun case. The genitive case designates possession. In other words, the throne of God is one made up of glory. The Christian from heaven rules in and releases the glory of God. The church is uniquely engineered to reveal God’s glory, since it possesses it, and can command it.
Lu 1:52 He hath put down (kathaeiro) the mighty (ablers) from their seats (thrones), and exalted them of low degree.
2Co 10:5 Casting down (kathaeiro) imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
“ Hath put down” . Literally means to lift up something from somewhere to then pull it completely down.
From the throne, part of God’s work is to pull all things which have ability but are not from Him. This should be the work of the Christian. Everything which is not of God, but still has ability to bring negative results, the believer must pull down, mind you by the voice of God.
We see kathaeiro in Second Corinthians, and the work of the renewal of the mind.
The casting down here is in the present active participle. The participle tense is our verbs which finish in “ing” or continuing action The active voice means that the person does the action. The renewing of our minds then is constant, continual, and by our co labor in the Lord, is our responsibility. Our minds must be renewed until every thought holds true to the thought life of Christ Himself.
Ac 2:30 Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;
To raise up is to “up stand” or “stand up again” what was lying down. Sin has caused death and has caused us and things to lie down in the shadow of death.
The resurrection of Christ caused all that was dead to up stand or stand up again. The standing up again is then followed by the sitting down to reign. All that was dead in the Christian has been up stood when he became born again. We must know that Christ has given life to everything which was dead and lying down.
The work of sanctification of the Spirit of God is that we can rule from the throne now that we have stood up again from the dead.
Heb 1:8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.
Greek: In addition, with reference to, or being directed, or of the Son (accusative case), the throne of you the God (nominative case) into the eon (accusative case) of the eon (genitive case)…..
Unto the Son: “Unto” (Greek: Pros)
“Pros” is one of many Greek prepositions. It has a broad range of meanings. The bulk of its definition is “to be focused towards something, directed, of, and with reference to.”
The Son, in verse eight is in the noun accusative case. The accusative case is just what is says. One who is accused or has a finger pointed towards. The accused is the one who gets the verdict, the sentence, and the execution thereof. If we turn this around in a good way, the accused, receive all blessings, or is the repository, the depot, or the soccer net, where all good things end up into.
With reference to, or being directed or of the Son (accusative case).”
The Son is the container or repository of what comes next.
Next we find, “the throne of you the God” (nominative case).”
The nominative noun case establishes the position of the subject in the sentence. The subject is the one who carries out the action. Here it is the throne of God.
The last part our verse study reads: “into the eon (accusative case) of the eon (genitive case).
The genitive noun case establishes possession or belonging to. We can exposit this part of the verse as “the throne of you the God, is active, working and established into the eon (accusative) belonging to the eon, or forever. Or God sits on a throne which is dynamic and operative forevermore!
Now let’s tie in the first part of verse eight.
In regards, reference or of the Son (accusative), the throne of you, the God (nominative), is dynamic and operative forevermore.
In reference to you Jesus Christ, your throne, God, is functional and operational forever.
We can agree Christ Jesus is The God who will reign upon a throne into all the succeeding ages which are possessed by eternity.
Heb 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
Eph 3:12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.
‘Boldly” the word parrhesia, is an external fearless and daring confidence arising from a person who is internally free as to his nature. This is the freedom which God has given us and which a renewed mind manifests. The key to functioning by faith is to ask and believe with this kind of boldness.
To obtain mercy is to get. God desires that we obtain and get for ourselves. Thus with fearlessness and a humble daring let us obtain and get what we need from our Heavenly Father who wants to give us much more than what we want to get.
The key is parrhesia.
Secondly, God wants us to find grace. To finds is to arrive at something that we stumble upon. In the things of God’s Spirit grace is something that is revealed, as are all things of God.
1 Cor 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.
Grace is God’s superhuman labor, or His labor, energizing in us. God call us to find His superhuman labor, or better yet ask God to reveal that labor. We learn to live out of the revelation of not only Christ but His superhuman labor.
Boldly get mercy and boldly find God’s superhuman labor at the foot of the throne which you are sitting on.
Heb 8:1 Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens;
Majesty is the Greek “ great togetherness”. We are seated, now mind you in the aorist tense, on a throne made up of great togetherness and located in heavenly places.
Re 1:4 John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;
“Superhuman labor to you and shalom peace from the One being…”
The believers by position are in a state of shalom peace and wholeness which God’s superhuman labors to manifest. We need to repent of all sin as God gives us light so that we can enter into the reality of shalom peace. Take it from me, I have lived it; where there is unrepentant sin, shalom peace and wholeness will not be fully ours.
The seven Spirits are before the throne and thus in view of the throne. The seven spirits of God are in view and accessible to the believer at all times. We have such power with our God. Lord, open our eyes!
Re 4:2 And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.
To “set” is the word keimai. This word is something that is permanently placed, founded, or lies grounded somewhere. The landmark of any heavenly place is that the throne of God is always placed within its boundaries. Every time that you minister from a heavenly place, be sure that the Throne of God lies within it. Find it and work from it.
“ And one sat” is in the present tense. Literally, God is continually sitting on His throne. He never gets up and wrings His hands in despair. Neither should us, since we continually sit on His throne with Him. This is faith.
Re 4:4 And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.
Clothed in white raiment is in the perfect passive tense. This tense describes reality, existence and being. As to you and I, our present and eternal state is that we are clothed with the spotless white, pure, and sinless robes of Christ’s righteousness.
Re 4:5 And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.
Proceeded”. Continuously flows out from it, lightnings, thundering and voices. The seven lamps of fire are torches continually burning in view before the throne. Can you imagine your current position in life? How do you see yourself? This is your new identity.
Re 4:6 And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.
“Full of eyes.” Gemizo: Engorged, replete and fully laden with eyes. This is the type of spiritual vision and discernment t which the saint of God has.
Re 5:6 And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.
Seven Spirit of God sent forth: This is the word for apostle. The verb tense is in the perfect passive describing reality, existence or being. The Spirit of God has already been commissioned apostolically to every corner of our world. From the throne, the believer manages the affairs of the Holy Spirit who is already in an apostolic mission.
Re 7:10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.
Salvation is literally, “ the saving”. This is a noun. The saving is a completed event. Yes, God saves us from day to day. The whole act of saving is done, however. As we rule with Christ for His throne, we must know that we are receiving from “ the saving.”
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