Divine History NonFiction

“God’s move is to deify man. God’s only goal is to dispense Himself into man.”

In the Bible, we see the divine history as the kernel within the shell of human history. This history is the nonfictional autobiography of the Triune God. Because we are in an organic union with Him this history is our history, this autobiography is our biography!

These two histories can be compared to two figures, the first, the human history is the great human image in Daniel chapter two signified by the four kinds of locusts in Joel 1:4. The second Figure is Christ and His overcomers signified by the stone cut without hands and the great mountain filling the whole earth. In Revelation 19 the stone cut without hands is Christ and the mountain is the bride with the army.

The bride and the army. Saints, this is our history, this is our autobiography, we are the church, His bride, we are the warrior, His army. In Ephesians 5 we have the bride, in 6 we have the warrior. What do these two have in common both in Ephesians and in Revelation?

In Ephesians it is the word, to the bride the word is the beautifier, to the warrior the word is the slayer. In Revelation, the wedding garment of the bride, fine linen bright and clean is also the army’s battle attire. We know these garments are the righteousnesses of the saints, that is Christ lived out of us.

So, what does all this come down to?
Well, saints, we have all been born into the human history and reborn into the divine history. In the divine history, God’s only goal is to dispense Himself into us to make us His duplication and enlargement. And how, pray tell, does this all happen? Through the beautifying and slaying word of God.

Read the Word. Pray the Word. Eat the Word. Be deified.

I’ll leave you with one question and one exhortation:

Are you living in the divine history, or are you living merely in the human history?

Saints, don’t give up your golden history.


Block and Tackle

The divine history is the kernel within the shell of human history. We must know both. We must know the human history so that we know where we are today and we must know the divine history so that we know where we need to be today. (Paraphrase of Ed’s intro to message four.)

In the Bible, in the Minor Prophets, and in Joel, we see God’s chastisement on Israel, done through the three “craftsmen.” We see God’s punishment over these craftsmen because of their excessive treatment of Israel, and we see the coming in of the the fourth craftsmen, the best, wonderful, awesome, lovable Craftsman Jesus Christ who, as a stone cut without hands, will come with His “mighty ones” to crush the aggregate of human government and set up the millennial kingdom for the ultimate and corporate manifestation of Christ.

So what is the human history that is revealed to us? Well, in Daniel we see the great human image and Daniel’s interpretation of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream. Babylon, with Nebuchadnezzar was the head of gold, the first craftsman was Medo-Persia, the second Greece, the third the Roman Empire. Each of course corresponds to the different parts of the human image ending with the restored Roman Empire as the ten toes. So, where are we? Not exactly at the ten toes, but if we open any international newspaper we would realize that the appearance of the toes is being set up and more than likely to happen in our lifetime.

Oh Lord! Knowing this to be the case, where do we need to be in the divine history?

We need to see that today we, the believers in Christ, are in the Body of Christ; we all are members of the Body of Christ, which is the organism of the Triune God; as members of the Body, we should aspire to be the overcomers, the mighty ones (Joel 3:11), who will return with Christ to deal with Antichrist at the battle of Armageddon and who will be Christ’s co-kings in the millennium.

Of course, the first thing to pop into my head was, great, overcomer, mighty one, I’m done for. But Ed’s thought was this: BLOCK AND TACKLE!
The number one (American) football team’s coach was asked abut his strategy, and he didn’t say anything about trick plays and such, but he said two words: Block and Tackle. When they are on offense, they block, on defense they tackle (or vice versa because football is a mystery to me). And even though all the opposition knew what they were doing, he publicized it avidly, the teams knew what was coming, they were powerless to stop them!

SAINTS!! Satan knows what’s coming, he knows you are going to call, but he is powerless to stop you!! Saints, remember, block and tackle!

Right now, knowing where we are in human history, knowing where we should be in the divine history, we need to be those retreating to the high tower of our spirit through the daily, hourly, habitual, life practices. Pray-reading, praying unceasingly, fanning our spirit into flame, prophesying, and most importantly, CALLING!

We need to “Oh, Lord Jesus” our way into the Kingdom.