Our high school history books fail to teach us the historical events made on the arrival of Jesus!  "But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, to redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying Abba Father."(Gal.4:4-6). There are two mountains in Hebrews chapter 12. Mt. Sinai can be called the "mountain of Moses" and the relationship given by the law of Moses was without a doubt a "master-servant" relationship! However, Jesus can easily change History, He establishes a new "heavenly mountain" called Sion, this is Jesus' mountain, the mountain of sonship relationships! This mystical mountain cannot be touched by human hands, but is based on a new covenant established by the blood of Jesus!

     Upon Zion, the "master-servant" relationship changes to a "father-son" relationship! Why is something this historical so unknown? Above we used the phrase "that we might receive the adoption of sons". This has nothing to do with honorable parents adopting an orphan child. This emphasizes the same historical event called in Biblical language "the placement of a son".As a young son would come into maturity, his relationship changed from " a child-like servant under tutors and old covenant bondage, into a new covenant son of inheritance! The Apostle says it best: "Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son: and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ"(Gal.4:7). Likewise you and I are part of Mt. Zion, and we have not come to the mountain of no trespassing (Sinai)!

     "For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren"(Heb.2:10-11). "Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they ". The writer also said; Jesus the Son of God hath been appointed heir of all things! As his brethren we are heirs of God and joint heirs of Jesus our elder brother. How long could it take to understand the meaning  of being heir to "all things"?  More than one lifetime I'm sure.

     Here's some history worth shouting about! Finally John the Baptist knows Jesus is the Son of God! "And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him. And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost. And I saw and bare record that this is the Son of God(St.Jn.1:32). Here's the revelation, under the old covenant were told by the Apostle, holy men of God were moved on occasionally by the Holy Ghost. that is called "visitation". When John saw the Spirit as a dove land and remain on Jesus, history changes from occasional visits into permanent "habitation"! The Holy Ghost now seeks permanent housing!

    IN-CHRIST Always  Elmer Hart.


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