“Unto the preeminent overseer, the song of the Beloved, Yehovah in Your majesty the king is rejoicing and in Your salvation he is greatly exalted.”
The understanding of King David by the inspiration of the Breath of Yehovah was the overwhelming gratitude and obsequious resolve unto the Sovereign of the universe who had manifested His eternal love for His Beloved. The song of praise by this one and all, unto whom mercy and grace have been revealed, is the acknowledgement that all strength, power, honour and glory belongs unto Yehovah God who is the beginning, preeminent overseer and supreme superintendent over this existence and all that is contained therein. This is a song which no man can learn for it is the song of the redeemed of the Lamb who, because of His precious blood, stand as the eternal Israel of God before the throne to praise the Name of the self existing One. These alone have the right and the ability, in the Anointing, to worship Him aright for they are of born of the Spirit of the incorruptible seed. These are the children of the King who speak in the pure language of the Fatherland; therefore “they call upon His name and serve Him with one consent” (Zeph. 3:9).
These have been sealed with the seal of the living God and are adorned in white robes. They endure great tribulation in the flesh having been made subject to the vanity of this world, they have not been polluted with the strange woman of the people nor do they hear the voice of a stranger. They do not speak with half the language of Ashdod nor is there any alliance with Edom of Canaan because God has ordained enmity between the Spirit and the flesh. That which is born of the flesh is temporal. It lives moves and breaths according to the needs of the flesh and when the time of existence has expired so this returns unto the ground from whence it came. That which is born of the Spirit is eternal, The affections and delights are for the things which are from above and though it has been planted in an earthen vessel yet shall the inner man return to the Father when the time of habitation is over. There the incorruptible seed, the children of Zion, the spiritual man made like the Son (adoption) sing the exalted song of Zion, even praise unto our God, for they have been redeemed by the blood and made kings and priests unto God.
The accomplishments of Adam are esteemed as attributes to his outstanding character and various abilities as he leaves his mark upon the sands of time. But Adam was first formed by the hand of God from the dust of the earth. His composition was complete of all necessary elements and his seed and his bride were in him. He, however, had neither the power to change his frame in any manner nor the power to raise himself from the prostrate position where Yehovah had formed him. God had fashioned the earthen vessel for His servant commensurate to His purpose and by the power of His will, He breathed into him and made him a living soul. The bodily systems became fully functional, his cognitive abilities were active and, being a mature man, he was set to labour in the garden which God had prepared expressly for him. The only thing which Adam was lacking was the ability to measure up to the perfect standard of complete obedience which God requires for His Beloved and yet not one thing which Adam did in the beginning was contrary to the perfect will of God.
Adam did not decide in the beginning that he was alone and needed an help meet. He neither formed himself from the dust of the earth nor properly equipped himself for the labours he would undertake. He did not fashion himself with his seed in him nor did he evolve from a lower life form into the full and complete man who would populate the earth and fill the land. He had not the power, intention nor understanding to cause the deep sleep to come upon him as he separated his bride from himself by the power and will of the arm of the flesh.
Although the natural instinct of procreation is inherent to man, given and commanded of God, yet he has no control over the virility of the seed or the time of the union in the womb. He does not know the way of the spirit or how the bones grow in the womb of her that is with child (Ecc. 11:5). He has not “determined the times afore appointed and the bounds of habitation” (Acts 17:26) and he cannot instill in anyone the way of man or direct the steps that each man takes (Jer. 10:23).
Although he is given to raise his children and train them in the ways of life yet he has absolutely no control over the course or duration of the path they have been assigned to walk or the labours God has given unto them. He cannot supplant the cares of this world which God has put in the mind of all sons of the dust, he cannot halt the desires which draw man after the constant attempts to satisfy the needs of the body, he does not know his heart, which is desperately wicked above all things and he cannot control the thoughts of his mind or the tongue in his mouth. Yet he is fearfully and wonderfully made. All his members were written in the book by the Creator in His masterful plan and before he was joined in the womb, the Master saw and knew him; “Before I formed you in the belly, I knew you, and before you came forth out of the womb I sanctified you and ordained you a prophet unto the nations” (Jer.1:5).
“This matter is by the decree of the watchers and the demand by the word of the holy ones, to the intent that the living may know that the most High rules in the kingdom of men and gives it to whomsoever He wills and sets up over it the basest of men” (Dan. 4:17)
There has never been a man who has not occupied the place in life where God has decreed he should be. Each and every son of Adam has a time and place that is commensurate to the station in life he has been assigned. Nor has there ever been one who in this station has been ill equipped or incapable of accomplishing all the labours that God has given unto them. Each man is brought forth in his appointed time by the power of the will of the Almighty to the intent that he should think, say and do that which the Creator has predestined to come to pass. This is the sovereignty of the majesty of “the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy” (Is. 57:15).
The eternal Godhead is sovereign over all that is for without Him was nothing made that was made. He is the fullness of all things and being the source and actuation of all power His command is absolute. He spoke and this existence came to pass. As He has purposed so all things are established and there is none that can stay His hand or oppose the performance of His perfect will. Therefore the king rejoices in the majesty and absolute power of the Lord God Omnipotent who reigns over all for He is God and there is none other.
Those who have been given all wisdom and spiritual understanding of the beauty of the holiness of Yehovah God rejoice that He lives and reigns forever. This confidence in the great King over all the earth causes those of low esteem to rejoice when the Spirit bears witness that they are the sons of God. The testimony of the fellowship of the sufferings of the Anointing is manifested in the awareness of the emptiness and unprofitable nature of this existence. The Breath of Yehovah reveals to His children that they are confined in the tabernacle of corruption and as the light of His countenance shines brighter and brighter it makes open shew of the wretchedness of the body of this death and the uncleanness of the ways of Adam. The Holy seed within cannot sin or deny the Father and the seed of Adam are cursed children who cannot cease from sin; they also cannot deny their father.
God has not only raised up some to be rulers in this world but He has shown forth His great power in these men. He has taken the heart of the evil king and turned it as the rivers of waters as this vessel outfitted for destruction, containing the seed of the evil ones performs the perfect will of God in every detail. His mind is ignorant of the hand of El Shaddai who draws him along and his heart is lifted up in the pride and confidence of the flesh. Yehovah raised up Assyria to be the rod of His anger and the staff of His indignation against the rebellious house of Israel, but when the axe boasted itself against the hewer the judgment returned and the ‘step’ (Asshur) was brought low (Is. 10:5ff).
God has lifted up peoples and nations of this world throughout the generations to be powerful leaders and oppressors. He has made their ways profitable as they have flourished through injustice and tyranny but not one of those proud waves ventured any further that the decree of God demanded. Nor did any fall short for as God lifted up the ‘great house’ (Pharaoh) to imprison and oppress His people Israel, so in the self-same day of His promise did He bring forth Israel with a strong hand. These people, rulers and nations have all been established and prosper for their allotted time period for the good of the Beloved and though the children do not see this good with the eyes of the flesh, yet they are given to believe in the sovereign purpose and power of Almighty God; thus they walk by faith.
“Unto Him that loved us and washed us from our sins in His own precious blood and has made us kings and priests unto God and His Father; to Him glory and dominion forever and ever” (Rev. 1:5f).
The pride of the heart of man has deceived him in every thought, word and deed. His arrogant rebellion and stubbornness has blinded him from the supremacy of God and his absolute dependency upon the Lord and giver of all things. His corrupt nature and guilt prevents him from ever worshipping God aright, eternally rejoicing or giving thanks for all things, thus it matters not who is the head potentate, master, overlord, president or chief dictator of this world for they are all sons of the dust.
The children of the King, however, are kings and priests unto the Ancient of Days. They are a kingdom of priests, a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation and a peculiar people who show forth the praises of Him who has called them out of the darkness of this world and into His marvelous light (I Pt. 2:9). These have the love of the Father shed abroad in their hearts, they have the testimony of the finished work of the Anointed Salvation of Yehovah and they keep the commandments of God. These also have been assigned an habitation in time in an earthen vessel afore prepared unto glory and, though until it pleases the Father to reveal Himself in them they walk according to the course of this world, fulfilling the lusts of the flesh, yet as His sheep, they hear His voice and follow Him. None for whom the blood has been shed are ever lost.
The experiences which the Father has assigned for each child to endure, every man in his order, demonstrate that they in Adam are not the people of the Beloved. These trials and tribulations, which are for good, present the evidence of the impotence of the flesh to keep the commandments and the utter apathy of Adam towards truth; because the natural man cannot receive the things of the Spirit. The testimony of the Spirit manifests to the inner man that they are always His people as His mercy is manifested in them. Then they understand that they are strangers and sojourners in this world, pilgrims and wanderers in a foreign country as the vanity of the life is revealed.
The Spirit also shews them their ways in the flesh which are not good. They see the aprons of fig leaves which they have formed in attempt to cover themselves before God. Their ears are opened to the lies they have forged with regard to their worth and righteousness in Adam and they smell the stench of death upon the bloody rags of the works which they have done. These all stand as irrefutable proof that they have no right, portion or memorial in the kingdom of God for in them (that is in their flesh) dwells no good thing. Thus the confidence in the flesh is consumed as the enemy is made a “fiery oven in the time of thine anger: Yehovah shall swallow them up in His wrath and the fire shall devour them” (21:9)
The kings and priests of God rejoice in the strength of the Almighty for He has put all His enemies under His footstool. He has “beat them small: as the dust before the wind I have cast them out as the dirt in the streets” (Ps. 18:42). He has overcome the wicked one by the power of His blood and has power over all flesh. He has rebuked the false accuser of the brethren and cast him out and being clothed upon in the change of raiment He has put the sin of His people as far as the east is from the west, never to be called into remembrance again. He has made Himself of no reputation and taking on the form of a man has fulfilled the Law in all righteousness, finished the works set before Him, been raised up by the power of the Spirit of Holiness and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He came forth as the Elect Servant, glorifying the Father in all that he said and did and the Father, seeing the travail of His soul and being well pleased, glorified the Son with the same glory that was in the beginning.
Therefore the kingdom of kings and priests, being the sons of God, are glorified in their Head for they are clothed upon in His righteousness. They have life in He who is the Way, the Truth and the Life of His Beloved and as He is beginning and end so they are eternal in Him; “He asked You for life, You gave Him length of days for ever. His glory is great in Your salvation, honour and majesty have You laid upon Him for You have made Him most blessed for ever; You have made Him exceeding glad with Your presence” (21:4f).
“For You will not leave My soul in hell, neither will You suffer Your Anointed to see corruption” (Ps. 16:10)
The inseparable union of the seed and the Father, the Bride and her Husband and the body from the Head demands that those things which the first endured the rest experienced also. The whole of man stands guilty in Adam, even those who have not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. The Word came unto Adam in the garden, his wife not yet being separated from him, yet she stood accountable for the commandment of God and as she took and did eat, so her husband being there with her, could not prevent that which was ordained, therefore he did take and eat. Thus sin entered into the world and death by sin came upon the seed of Adam and all who are of that seed are dead in trespasses and sin.
The seed in the Anointed stands faithful before the throne of God because He is Faithful whose trust is in the Godhead. There is nothing that can make any inference of distinction between the body and the head ”for as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of that one body, being many are one body, so also is Christ” (I Cor. 12:12). Even though time separates them in this existence and the progress of time has direct influence on their labours and station in life yet they, being born of the same incorruptible seed, cannot be different from the Father in any way nor can they exceed the Son in His glory and honour. These all experience the same condition of Adam and the same Spirit within groans and travails waiting to be delivered from the body of this death. They rejoice in their Sovereign who has created all things for Himself as the heavens declare the glory of Yehovah. They praise Him who has finished His work and is seated in the heavens and they are seated together with Him and they are confident in He who is the same yesterday, today and forever for therein the sons of Jacob are not consumed; “and through the mercy of the Most High he shall not be moved” (21:7)
When the manifestation in the fullness of time was come and the Anointed Salvation of Yehovah had finished the work before Him, He prayed unto the Father concerning the whole body though separated in manifestation in time; ‘neither do I pray for these alone, but for them which should believe on Me through their word, that they may be one as You, Father in Me and I in You, that they may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You have sent Me. And the glory which You gave Me, I have given them, that they may be one even as We are one” (John 17:20ff). The unity of all things in the Godhead, for He is one, is the comfort of the Beloved for there is neither variableness nor shadow of turning in Him (James 1:17). The consistency of Yehovah God is manifested in the creation, for there is nothing new under the sun, and in the fullness of time, it was manifested in the Son; “And Jesus said unto him, Have I been so long with you and yet you have not known Me, Phillip? He that has seen Me has seen the Father and how do you say, Shew us the Father?” (John 14:10). Therefore He is exalted above every name that is named in heaven and in the earth, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow and every tongue should confess that he is Lord (Phil. 2:11).
The Anointed Salvation of Yehovah came forth in the form of a servant to make an open shew of the deliverance of the people of Yehovah from their inabilities in Adam. He came forth having His work before Him and His reward with Him. He glorified the Father in the finished work and glorified the seed by the finished work. He rejoiced in the majesty of Yehovah God and fulfilled the Law in all righteousness by His right and His Holy arm “for the joy set before Him, endured the cross despising the shame and is set down at the right hand of God. For consider Him that endured such contradiction of sinners against Himself, lest you be wearied and faint in your minds; you have not yet resisted unto blood striving against sin” (Heb. 12:2).
“And a voice came out of the throne saying, Praise our God all His servants and you that fear Him both small and great” (Rev. 19:5).
The kingdom of God stands upon the foundation of the finished work of the Anointed Salvation of Yehovah. It stands unmovable because the Lord God Omnipotent reigns and none can resist His will. He has granted that His Holy city, which is His Beloved bride, be arrayed in fine linen pure and white, which is the righteousness of the saints and that she remain unspotted from the world. The walls which enclose the garden of the Lord are the Salvation of Yehovah whereby He has redeemed His people. The stones of the walls are clear and perfect showing forth praise unto Yehovah for all that He has done.
The children, though they suffer light affliction but for a moment, are the glory of God for these trials and tribulations through the temptations of the flesh, “work a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we look not at the things which are seen but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal but the things which are not seen are eternal. For we know that if our earthly house of tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven” (II Cor. 4:17). Yet in all that happens unto the seed as they are made partakers of flesh and blood, the praise and glory is unto He who has predestined the same to be conformed to the image of His Son. It is His working of all things after the power of His will that ensures the perfect cooperation and cohesion of the creation so that all functions, coming to pass in the fullness of time, in complete harmony for the called according to His purpose.
“And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude and as the voice of many waters ad as the voice of mighty thunders, saying, Alleluia for the Lord God Omnipotent reigns. Let us be glad and rejoice and give honour to Him; for the marriage of the Lamb is come and His wife has made herself ready. And unto her it was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen clean and white for the fine linen is the righteousness of the saints” (Rev. 19:6).
“Gates lift up your head and be lifted up eternal doors and the King of glory shall come in.
Who is this King of glory?
Yehovah, full of power and mighty; Yehovah, brave in battle.
Gates be lifted up, even lift up the everlasting doors and the King of glory shall come in
Who is this King of glory?
Yehovah of hosts, He is the King of glory” (Ps. 24:7)
Your servant in Christ,
(Elder) Chet Dirkes
December 18, 2016