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“For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given, and the government will be on His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counsellor (or Wonderful, Counsellor), Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this.”

Once more a remnant of the house of Judah will take root below and bear fruit above. For out of Jerusalem will come a remnant, and out of Mount Zion a band of survivors. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this.”

 “I have installed My King (or Anointed One) on Zion, My holy hill.”

How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!”

The zeal of the Holy Spirit that consumes Him is His zeal to glorify Jesus and the Father through Jesus.

For us, zeal is absolute when it cannot be weakened or overcome by unbelief, lack of faith, disloyalty, distraction and all things unkind to God. But it is zeal that is all-consuming, meaning it motivates everything you think, say and do, and enables you to persevere to the very end.

Absolute zeal is the steadfast commitment to achieve a goal or a cause because you are passionate and sure about the goodness, even the perfection of the outcome.

Absolute zeal is when you stand firm and will not quit, and you scheme and plan so that what you wish and will is accomplished, for you cannot rest until you do as it consumes you. When something consumes you, you have no rest, and you cannot take your rest until it is done. When we speak of giving the Holy Spirit rest, it is ensuring that what consumes Him is being and is accomplished, because only then will He take His rest.

Zeal amongst men is Shammah taking his stand in the middle of the field. He defended it and struck down the Philistines, and the Lord brought about a great victory. It is always the Lord who brings the victory, but Shammah was the one who stood his ground so that the Lord could use him. You don’t do that unless you are so zealous for someone or something that there is no turning back, because to turn back would be to your shame.

Our shame as disciples is that we do not listen to Jesus and the Holy Spirit, and instead we listen to those whom we should not listen to. If we listened, we didn’t believe. For if we believed, wouldn’t we have gone to Galilee as previously instructed by Jesus, and then repeated by Jesus and the angels to Mary Magdalene and the other women on resurrection morning? Since Jesus said that His disciples are sent to reap what we did not work for and that others have done the hard work and we have reaped the benefits of their labour, so if we share in the benefits of those who were discipled before us, then we should also share the shame of their errors.

Our shame as disciples remains in the failure to go to Galilee as Jesus instructed. Jesus said, “But after I have risen, I will go ahead of you into Galilee.” Did the disciples not go because they didn’t believe that Jesus had risen?

For to see, know and understand what was prepared by the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit for the disciples to witness and for them to behold Their Oneness was meant to change them forever – change them from sons of men to sons of God; disciples of Jesus to brothers of Jesus, and servants to citizens of the Kingdom of God.

It would have sealed their zeal for Jesus and for the Kingdom of God – cleansed out of them forever would be the zeal for the Law of Moses, the kingdom of Israel, the customs of the Jews and the fear of the kingdom of Rome.

Just as our listening to Jesus and the Holy Spirit continuously cleanses out of us the yeast that is the zeal for the world, the church, dying and going to Heaven as well as for customs of Christians, and even for our life, which Jesus said we are to hate to be His disciples – even though, yes, all these belong to God and the church belongs to Jesus. Listening to Jesus has taken away the veil and has helped us see the true state, which is that everything is NOT how it should be, and the true need, which is to have Jesus return. Being a ‘Christian’ means different things to many people, but being a disciple of Jesus just means one thing first and foremost – Jesus returning to reign as King of the Kingdom of God on Earth

To have been at Galilee or to be there now would seal the zeal of the disciples so that their zeal is absolute – absolutely zealous for Jesus, not just as their Lord, their Teacher, the Christ, the Messiah – but Someone outside of who they are and Someone who Jesus is from the Beginning and the End – the King of the Kingdom of God. No longer would they be zealous for the kingdom of Israel because its relevance would have diminished – the Christ is their King, for God reigns. Absolute zeal for someone other than yourself removes all selfishness and self-interest as your focus is directed towards the well-being of someone else, which gives rise to the agape sacrificial love.

But absolute zeal is not about wanting to have the Kingdom of God established on Earth so that you can have a place on Jesus’ right or left, or take charge of ten cities. Absolute zeal is when you are zealous for YOUR KING JESUS – zealous for His justice, His glory, His throne – so much so that you would never usurp His throne and the thought of overthrowing His throne and taking His place makes you feel ill.

To have been at Galilee and to be there now, to know and understand the Oneness of their King who is the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, would allow them to feel the shame of Israel in knowing that God is the King of Israel and a man was never meant to be the king of Israel. This would have sealed their zeal for Jesus who is the King. It would have lifted their minds and hearts from the business of the kingdom of Israel and the Kingdom of Heaven, to see the King Himself.

Even when they asked Jesus, “Lord, are You at this time going to restore the kingdom of Israel?” it would have been acceptable if the motive behind their question was their desire for Jesus to return as their King forever.

Just as Jesus said to the teachers of the law and the pharisees, Woe to you, blind guides! You say, ‘If anyone swears by the temple, it means nothing; but if anyone swears by the gold of the temple, he is bound by his oath.’ You blind fools! Which is greater: the gold, or the temple that makes the gold sacred? You also say, ‘If anyone swears by the altar, it means nothing; but if anyone swears by the gift on it, he is bound by his oath.’ You blind men! Which is greater: the gift, or the altar that makes the gift sacred? Therefore, he who swears by the altar swears by it and by everything on it. And he who swears by the temple swears by it and by the One who dwells in it. And he who swears by Heaven swears by God’s throne and by the One who sits on it.” So which is greater, the kingdom itself or the King who makes the kingdom eternally glorious and splendid?

It is the King, and it has always been the King.

Absolute zeal is zeal for Jesus the King – of all kingdoms of this age and the ages to come – eternally and irrevocably zealous for Jesus who is the King. And we need to go to Galilee for it is not good to have zeal without knowledge – that is, to be without the knowledge of God who is One, and who is in the perfect harmony of oneness, and zealous for One Another. We need to have absolute zeal for absolute zeal gives rise to absolute courage, which we need to stand firm for Jesus in the days to come.

So we do not now just say, “Come Lord Jesus, come!” – we also say, “Come KING Jesus, come!” Let us descend from the Mount in Galilee and declare, “COME KING JESUS, COME!”

 

CONCLUSION

What it takes to finish the job is a spirit or attitude all of these combined in each of the elect:

  1. Absolute faith,
  2. Absolute obedience,
  3. Absolute zeal,
  4. Agape love and
  5. Patient endurance

manifesting as one, for they are inter-connected and inter-related.

In this work of the Holy Spirit of the soon arrival of Jesus, absolute faith is your certainty that Jesus IS coming soon in clouds with great power and glory, and you will remain alive by your absolute belief in Jesus’ words in John 11.26. Despite the fact that no one has yet lived it and achieved this would easily and even logically cause you to turn away from believing in His words, “I am coming soon,” but somehow, you still find yourself placing your faith in Him that He is coming soon, just as He said He would, even when there seems to be no hope and it all seems like a pipe-dream.

For repentance is made absolute not just by turning away from and leaving your “life of sin” as Jesus called it and leading a life by a code of morality. Absolute repentance is in truth, turning away from and leaving a former life of unbelief in Jesus. For the Holy Spirit convicts the world in regard to sin, which is unbelief in Jesus.

And absolute obedience comes from first believing Jesus’ words and applying your faith to put them into practice. By this you have shown your trust in God as you do not waiver in your obedience to His commands and you are absolutely loyal to Him. A simple definition of loyalty is this: You refuse to put your own welfare and needs above Jesus or even above your fellow disciples. Because this firm refusal is what it takes to not betray Jesus when you have the opportunity but you still hold onto Jesus’ commands because you love Him and because He loved you first even when you were an enemy – Jesus in whom is the Absolute Love of God who is One.

And absolute zeal requires focus that is absolute. Why? Because zeal is a steadfast commitment which comes from the passion for an outcome because you are certain of its goodness and perfection. But passion alone will not help you endure and succeed because passion is not a sufficient anchor. Absolute focus is also needed so that you may stay on course because any fondness and sentimentality for anything else but the outcome you aim for is a distraction. And if you are distracted, then your patient endurance will wane and your passion will turn to lukewarmness or even bitterness. If this happens, zeal is not absolute.

So why does it take a spirit or attitude of absolute faith, absolute obedience, absolute zeal, agape love and patient endurance to finish the job? Simply because:

  1. the absoluteness of faith, trust and obedience is tested by glory;
  2. the absoluteness of focus and zeal is tested by the 100-fold given in this age; and
  3. the absoluteness of loyalty is tested by power, success, tributes and promotions.

Yet the glory, the 100-fold and the power are NOT the destination. It is NOT the end-game.

No, the elect of the Holy Spirit needs to be given these in order to pass the tests so that they may manifest the absolute privilege of being His elect. Not for their glory or reputation, but to prove the words of Jesus true that the Lord has His elect for whom He will shorten time, and so that the absolute choice of the Holy Spirit in His elect will not return to Him empty but accomplish what He desires and achieve the purpose for which He sent them.

And only then can a son of man manifest the Kingdom of God within him, showing the world the absolute privilege that was man’s from the sixth day when man was made in the Image and Likeness of God, and even use the absolute mystery of why man disobeyed God after the sixth day and continued to refuse to repent as a tool to reveal the glory of the Kingdom of God, a kingdom of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit, when the appointed season of abundant signs, wonders and miracles are upon us. For the elect has been given the absolute understanding of L/life: The Spirit raised Jesus from the dead because He who is the Resurrection and the Life cannot stay dead, or else all dies with Him. And any man who uses his power to try to kill Jesus to stop Him from arriving on the Mount of Olives is speaking against the Holy Spirit, and in truth, wants all of Creation dead too. But that will never happen.

SO ONLY THEN, when absolute faith, absolute obedience, absolute zeal, agape love and patient endurance manifesting in one and ones chosen by the Holy Spirit is the Kingdom of God the Kingdom Absolute as it should be on Earth.

AND ONLY THEN is this Earth ready and fit to receive JESUS, King of the Kingdom Absolute. The eternal superior Kingdom of God who is One.

So let this generation finish the work once and for all. Let the Father be able and pleased to send His Son Jesus to Earth to reign because this work of the elect is finished.

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