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#469 Kingdom: There Is NO Biography Of Jesus (OR The Kingdom)

None of the four gospels is a biography of Christ Jesus. We only know just the barest of the details of His life. Other important men have detailed biographies written about them from their youth up to death. All their accomplishments and philosophies are recorded along with irrelevant things about them. Since Jesus is the most important man that ever lived it is amazing that so little is written about Him in the Bible. Since this is so unusual there must be a logical reason for this omission.

There certainly is! God never wanted us to know the historical Jesus by a biography or by a autobiography. Evidently, God had in mind another way of knowing Him that does not use human intelligence or the ability to print or read what was printed or some would have a greater advantage than others. Therefore, the Holy Spirit severely limited what was written about Him.

2Cor 5:14 For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for all, therefore all died; 15 and He died for all, that they who live should no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf. 16 Therefore from now on we recognize no man according to the flesh; even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, away; yet now we know Him thus no longer. 17 Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed behold, new things have come.

Another one of the things that have passed away is our ability to know Him after the flesh or by what is written or by intelligence or by natural methods of learning. If that was possible Paul was in a good position to really know Jesus out of human ability. However, Paul recognized that no one could actually know Him after the any physical records that can be written. Since Paul was a learned man he would have been in a very good position to really know the physical Jesus. There were still many witnesses living when Paul began his journey into Christ. Still, when Paul did see “something” about Jesus it blinded his natural eyes for three days. Paul had to immediately suspect that Jesus was no longer a normal physical man and there was no way of knowing Him by natural means. In fact a personal contact could be dangerous.

Philippians 3:8 More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish in order that I may gain Christ, 9 and may be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith, 10 that I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death; 11 in order that I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.

Paul related “knowing Him” to the resurrection (ex-anastasis = out resurrection) from the dead. Paul understood that “gaining Christ” was something that he had not yet acquired as an inner life experience. Knowing Christ in that invisible realm was still a little out of his reach but his goal was to reach forward to lay hold of that for which Christ had lay hold of him.

Philip 3:12 Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus. 13 Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Paul related “knowing Christ” and “laying hold of that which he was laid hold of by Christ” with coming to perfection. He understood that this goal was still ahead of him but he was actively pressing on toward becoming “perfect.” This “goal” seems to be lost today with so much emphasis being put on forgiveness of sins, the grace of God and the completed work of Calvary. The assumed “permissiveness” of God has overshadowed the goal of obedience or coming to “perfection.”

G5046 τεìλειος teleios tel’-i-os Translated as Perfection

From G5056; complete (in various applications of labor, growth, mental and moral character, etc.); neuter (as noun, with G3588) completeness: - of full age, man, perfect.

Three of the gospels– Matthew; Mark and Luke– are not biographical but just present the barest facts and accounts about what He did and said. Their account recorded a few of the visible things He did and said in the visible realm. However, we soon recognize that the Gospel of John begins in the invisible realm and in past eternity and makes no attempt to put His life into any sequence. It is certainly NOT biological nor sequential nor is there much order to the account. Much of the time we don’t know if Jesus is speaking or if the author is speaking. There is no effort to focus upon the earthly work of Jesus. We might conclude that John was not interested in presenting the Jesus who was at one time was seen in the flesh.

If Matthew, Mark and Luke present Jesus in the visible real then John presented Christ Jesus in the invisible realm. “If you have seen Me you have seen the Father” is referring to the invisible realm or what we will refer to here as the fourth dimension.

John 14:9 Jesus *said to him, “Have I been so long with you, and yet you have not come to know Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; how do you say, ‘Show us the Father’?

John 20:29 Jesus *said to him, “Because you have seen Me, have you believed? Blessed are they who did not see, and yet believed.”

There is the visible realm where some were physically able to “see” Jesus and then believe. We are living in the dispensation of the invisible realm where we cannot physically “see” Jesus but we can still believe, not having seen with the natural eyes.

Eph 1:18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might 20 which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead, and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age, but also in the one to come.

Here we discover that God can open the eyes of the new inner man to enable him to see into these invisible realms that even reach into the ages yet to come. Rather than being limited to just the visible realms by the natural eyes we discover there is the potential of being able to see into these very important invisible realms by seeing with different eyes. Those of the New Inner Man. The Holy Spirit watches over the invisible realms. Even the words from this realm are different and cannot be taught by human wisdom. This dimension of the “DEPTHS” of God are revealed by the Spirit and come to us in the realm of thoughts. These all come from the Fourth Dimension according to our thesis!

1Cor 2:9 but just as it is written, “THINGS WHICH EYE HAS NOT SEEN AND EAR HAS NOT HEARD, AND which HAVE NOT ENTERED THE HEART OF MAN, ALL THAT GOD HAS PREPARED FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HIM.” 10 For to us God revealed them through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God. 11 For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the spirit of the man, which is in him? Even so the thoughts of God no one knows except the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things freely given to us by God, 13 which things we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words.

This is certainly not referring to anything in the visible, natural, horizontal or earth dimensions. Therefore, it IS speaking about another dimension in which the “depths of God” can be searched out. In this {Fourth Dimension} we should be able to “know the things freely given to us by God” that it is not possible for us to know in the visible dimensions.

There is also this distinction between the Visible Kingdom and the Invisible Kingdom. Those who are expecting to see a Visible Kingdom will be looking for the Millennial Kingdom seen upon this earth following the Tribulation. However, the Kingdom today is Invisible and that leads many to assume that the Kingdom has been delayed or postponed. While the Current Kingdom was NOT DESIGNED to be seen in this dispensation in the Visible realm, that does NOT mean the Kingdom does NOT EXIST or that it cannot be seen in this dispensation. It can be seen by those who have the inner eyes to see into the invisible realms of what we are now calling the “Fourth Dimension.” The Kingdom surely exists but in another realm that cannot be seen from the dirt realm or by natural means.

We Are Calling This Invisible Realm The Fourth Dimension!

Eph 3:14 For this reason, I bow my knees before the Father,15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name,16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man; 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth,19 and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fulness of God.

How can these things be real? How can we know things that are outside the realm of Knowledge and even surpasses knowledge ( Gnosis). Can this be really true that we can be filled up to all the fulness of God.

What does this mean?; the breadth and length and height and depth? How can we comprehend these four dimensions when in the visible realm there are only THREE dimensions. There is the Length of something. There is the Width of Something and there is the breadth of something. How can we then add this fourth dimension of the depth? We must add it to the invisible realm which is outside of the lineal, three dimensional realm of earth. This IS the Concealed Realm that surpasses or extends beyond (gnosis) knowledge and is in that Invisible Realm that belongs to the Fullness of God.

Ephesians 1:22 And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church, 23 which is His body, the fulness of Him who fills all in all.

If we were living in this realm described here as His Body we would be living in the fulness of Him who fills all in all. This “fulness” is the fulness of God. If we were living in this realm all things would look differently to us. Some things that concern us the most as essential would suddenly become irrelevant.

Col 1:19 For it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fulness to dwell in Him,

Col 2:9 For in Him all the fulness of Deity dwells in bodily form, 10 and in Him you have been made complete, and He is the head over all rule and authority;

The “Fullness Dimension” is what we are referring to as the Fourth Dimension. We might ask if someone set out to write a biography of the One of which this speaks, where would he begin? He would be limited to just speaking about Jesus after the flesh but He could NOT breach this line into the eternal and invisible realms of this other kind of knowledge. (Epi-gnosis) This is precisely why we CANNOT know Him after the flesh! If we set as our goal to know Him and the Power of His resurrection, we must first be made conformable to His death to breach this barrier into knowing the “Power of His Resurrection.” Paul was obviously struggling to break though this barrier to Know the Real Jesus following His resurrection. Was Paul convinced that his own personal experience of His death in this dimension was essential to “know Him” in His Resurrection in that invisible dimension.

All this would just be interesting unless we can identify these Invisible Realms and begin to participate in these mysteries. Understanding this Fourth Dimension will be essential if we are going to advance into this mysterious realm of the Holy Place Life and Ministry. In the horizontal dimensions of earth, we could visualize every thing above the earth surface in the three dimensions that is common to all inhabitants of earth. However, below the surface of things there is this “DEPTH” dimension that is beyond human sight. In the Tabernacle of Moses this invisible realm, when viewed from the Outer Court, is the Sanctuary or Tent or the Holy Place and Most Holy Place where God dwells. From the Outer Court dimension, (the Three Dimensions area), the whole Sanctuary is the Fourth Dimension. Since neither Jesus nor the Kingdom is seen in the visible, flesh realm we can ONLY know them in the realm of the Fourth Dimension. It is this Fourth Dimension of scriptures that causes us so much confusion and is the source of so many false concepts. These examples will clarify this point and introduce us to the Fourth Dimension.

John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things came into being by Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 9 There was the true light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. 11 He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him. 12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, 13 who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. 14 And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Many casually read this and understand that this is speaking about Jesus. However, this is only speaking about the Word of God that came into this world. NOT just for the birth of Jesus but for the “birth” of ALL men who are born again or Born of God. This scripture and many others are relating us to things of the Fourth Dimension. This is speaking of the Invisible Realm. However, the writer was somehow permitted to see into this invisible realm and write these words from that realm. This realm begins as the Eternal Word of God in the heavenly realm and speaks about those who receive Him, the Eternal Word Of God, and through receiving Him they receive the right to become the children of God.

John 1:17 For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ. The first we see Jesus is in verse 17. This then ends with Jesus , the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. He was born of this Living and Abiding Word Of God. When this Sperma / Seed came to Harvest Maturity He, Jesus, is Called The Word Of God which is exactly what was planted. The Sperma / Seed of the Kingdom produces in a similar way. This same Divine Sperma must first be conceived in us and then reproduce in each one of us who will become Christian.

Hebrews 1:1 God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, 2 in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world. 3 And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high; 4 having become as much better than the angels, as He has inherited a more excellent name than they. 5 For to which of the angels did He ever say, “THOU ART MY SON, TODAY I HAVE BEGOTTEN THEE”? And again, “I WILL BE A FATHER TO HIM AND HE SHALL BE A SON TO ME”? 6 And when He again brings the first-born into the world, He says, “AND LET ALL THE ANGELS OF GOD WORSHIP HIM.” 7 And of the angels He says, “WHO MAKES HIS ANGELS WINDS, AND HIS MINISTERS A FLAME OF FIRE.” 8 But of the Son He says, “THY THRONE, O GOD, IS FOREVER AND EVER, AND THE RIGHTEOUS SCEPTER IS THE SCEPTER OF HIS KINGDOM. 9 “THOU HAST LOVED RIGHTEOUSNESS AND HATED LAWLESSNESS; THEREFORE GOD, THY GOD, HATH ANOINTED THEE WITH THE OIL OF GLADNESS ABOVE THY COMPANIONS.” 10 And, “THOU, LORD, IN THE BEGINNING DIDST LAY THE FOUNDATION OF THE EARTH, AND THE HEAVENS ARE THE WORKS OF THY HANDS; 11 THEY WILL PERISH, BUT THOU REMAINEST; AND THEY ALL WILL BECOME OLD AS A GARMENT, 12 AND AS A MANTLE THOU WILT ROLL THEM UP; AS A GARMENT THEY WILL ALSO BE CHANGED. BUT THOU ART THE SAME, AND THY YEARS WILL NOT COME TO AN END.” 13 But to which of the angels has He ever said, “SIT AT MY RIGHT HAND, UNTIL I MAKE THINE ENEMIES A FOOTSTOOL FOR THY FEET”?

G1223 διαì dia dee-ah’ Through (Whom)

A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through (in very wide applications, local, causal or occasional). In composition it retains the same general import: - after, always, among, at, to avoid, because of (that), briefly, by, for (cause) . . . fore, from, in, by occasion of, of, by reason of, for sake, that, thereby, therefore, X though, through (-out), to, wherefore, with (-in). In composition it retains the same general import.

This Scripture indicates that the Father made all things through the Son, Jesus! There is little doubt that this is speaking of the One through whom God spoke in these last days. This appears to contradict our thesis that Jesus was born 2000 years ago and was Not with the Father BEFORE the world was and that God created all things through His Word and NOT through Jesus, the man. This is the same one through whom He made purification of sins so this is definitely speaking of Jesus. When this was written Jesus was already seated at the Right Hand of God and His name IS now THE WORD OF GOD.

We know that God Spoke and the Worlds were formed and all things were created by the Word of God.

John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things came into being by Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.

This clearly says that God created all things through the Word of God who IS GOD!.

Heb 11:3 By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible.

Philip 2:5 Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 9 Therefore also God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE SHOULD BOW, of those who are in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

The problem we have in our thesis-- that Jesus was NOT pre-existent-- is because of what this clearly says or seems to say. That Christ Jesus Existed from all eternity in the form of God and was fully equal with God but refused to demand the benefits of that equality and humbled Himself to become a man. On the surface, our thesis is certainly wrong but in order to fulfill the purpose of God in the first Adam and God’s purpose to deal with His enemies, He, Jesus, must be created lower than the angels. Why? So that by His obedience He could judge the fallen angels for their disobedience! It would not be righteous if Jesus was made Higher that the angels and then lived an obedient life! In Hebrews 2 it is certainly “MAN” that will rule over the world yet to come. Therefore, it is essential for Jesus to be fully a man like us. Even though He was born by the divine Sperma and was certainly of a different species than the first Adam, He MUST be fully man to meet the requirements for rulership. He must also overcome as a man to sit on His Father’s throne. If Jesus was a full man and also God and had full equality with God it is very difficult to see Him as a man like us. Of Course, if He was born of God by the Living and Abiding Word of God, who was equal with God, and if it was the Word of God who was with God in the beginning and before the world was, that could fulfill all these scriptures and Jesus still could rule over the world yet to come as The Perfected Man. AFTER, we see and understand that Jesus has matured into the Living Word of God and now that IS His name, we may reconcile His beginning on earth as a man exactly like us AFTER we are born again {second time} but this time by the incorruptible Sperma, the Living and Abiding Word of God.

My point is this; We may have to see this from the Fourth Dimension and from that invisible realm from which the original creation took place. The Word was Spoken BEFORE the Worlds were formed so that creation began in the invisible realm of eternity BEFORE there was Light in the earth dimension.

1John 1:1 What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we beheld and our hands handled, concerning the Word of Life-- 2 and the life was manifested, and we have seen and bear witness and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was manifested to us-- 3 what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, that you also may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ. 4 And these things we write, so that our joy may be made complete. 5 And this is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is light, and in Him there is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; 7 but if we walk in the light as He Himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin. 8 If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.

Approaching this understanding from the Fourth Dimension will help us solve this seemingly contradiction of facts. John said what they handled was the “WORD OF LIFE.” But didn’t he mean they touched Jesus? Yes! Still, it was “the LIFE” that was manifested in the man, Christ Jesus. It was this “Eternal Life” which was with the Father but was manifested to us. But wasn’t that LIFE in Jesus? It certainly was! However, in this Fourth Dimension it is not possible to make a distinction between the “man” and the “Life.” They merge into one. How do I know that? “If we walk in the light as He Himself is in the light” is not of the dirt realm but He is existing in the Eternal Light that is invisible in this visible dimension. Our fellowship with the Father is within the Fourth Dimension and our “fellowship” is in this invisible Realm. We could attempt to make the Blood of Jesus that cleanses us in that dimension apply to the wrong dimension or wrong sacrifice in the Old Covenant Tabernacle. However, there probably was some sprinkled blood that cleansed that hidden realm in the Tabernacle of Moses. However, for this study we can avoid that would as redundant.

Any biography of Jesus OR The Kingdom would need to be written in the Three Dimensional Realm that is related to the visible realm of earth! It should be obvious now that could only be written about a different Jesus and a different Kingdom than the one shown in these scriptures we used before or in the following scriptures.

Rev 1:12 And I turned to see the voice that was speaking with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands; 13 and in the middle of the lampstands one like a son of man, clothed in a robe reaching to the feet, and girded across His breast with a golden girdle. 14 And His head and His hair were white like white wool, like snow; and His eyes were like a flame of fire; 15 and His feet were like burnished bronze, when it has been caused to glow in a furnace, and His voice was like the sound of many waters. 16 And in His right hand He held seven stars; and out of His mouth came a sharp two-edged sword; and His face was like the sun shining in its strength. 17 And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as a dead man. And He laid His right hand upon me, saying, “Do not be afraid; I am the first and the last, 18 and the living One; and I was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of death and of Hades.

It is obviously impossible to write a biography of the One shown here because He dwells in a dimension VERY different from ours. He dwells in the Fourth Dimension we are identifying as “depth” that is invisible from the lineal surface of this earth dimension. “Depth” cannot be evaluated by distance or by direction because it is of a different realm than our natural realm. When John saw Him in that dimension he fell like a dead man and was obviously afraid. John was terrified by His appearance. It was then that He identified himself. “Do not be afraid; I am the first and the last, 18 and the living One; and I was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of death and of Hades. Now we all know that it was Jesus but now He is quite different than we would expect from gospel songs. We would not be walking up to shake hands with this Jesus. Now He is in another and quite different dimension from any earth realm that we are familiar with. This realm is what we are calling the Eternal Fourth Dimension that is still different from the Fourth Dimension that we contact here.

In order to make this realm more real and understandable I want to relate it to an experience we had recently. We were doing a two day conference in another state and I was sharing on the Tabernacle of Moses with Power Point. When we explained the Bronze Laver I put up the twenty things that are supposed to be experiential in Water Baptism. Everyone was familiar with the mechanics of Baptism and how it is done in the visible, lineal ream of the earth dimension. In other words most people there understood the Three Dimensional aspect of Baptism. However, the twenty things that were supposed to take place experientially were of the invisible realm and came as a shock. Why? Because they were only familiar with the Three Dimensions of the visible realm and the mechanics of Baptism. It was these twenty things that were of the Fourth Dimension that was the turning point in the meeting. Suddenly the Pastors saw a new reality that is connected to Christian Life or the lack of it. Quickly, the Kingdom Dimension was “seen” as a new reality. Of course they saw the same things in the three Dimensional Realm but now a New Dimension was Added. The Fourth Dimension was the “new” realm of EXPERIENCE that is essential to touch the Power and Reality of Baptism. It is these hidden things of the invisible realm that leads to the “fullness” of Baptism.

On the way home we were discussing this response which we saw there. We suddenly realized that each one of the Seven Outer Court experiences has this Fourth Dimension connected to it and the Fourth Dimension is the power and effectiveness of the Three Dimensional Action. { the mechanics}. Quickly we related this Fourth Dimension to the FULLNESS of that Foundational experience. If each of the Outer Court experiences has this hidden reality in the invisible realm, we wondered how many “fourth Dimensional” things belong to each experience. If there are these hidden experiences we wondered if we can discover them from the scripture? We are excited to try to find them, if they can be found in scripture like the ones we found hidden in plain sight in the reality of Baptism.

Suddenly, we realized how little we know about the Scriptures or the God of the Scriptures OR of the Living and Abiding Word of God. We will no longer be satisfied just to relate to the visible realms. Is our thesis correct about the fourth Dimension?