You yourselves have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings, and brought you to Myself. Now then, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be My own possession among all the peoples, for all the earth is Mine; and you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.” Exodus 19:4-6.
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; for you once were not a people, but now you are the people of God; you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. 1 Peter 2:9-10.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:
The Body of Christ is the fulfillment of Exodus 19:4-6. Let Me show you. I told Moses to tell the descendants of My friend Abraham, with whom I made a Covenant of BLESSING, the following: “You yourselves have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings, and brought you to Myself. Now then, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be My own possession (special treasure) among all the peoples, for all the earth is Mine; and you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.” Exodus 19:4-6. The Israelites did not obey My voice and keep My covenant, but went after idols, so it came to pass that only those who had been loyal to the covenant and not gone after idols became My priesthood, that is, the tribe of Levi, but they were not royalty, that line came from Judah. But My Son became King and Priest, and by His Blood, He released you from your sins and made you kings and priests unto Me, your God and Father. Revelation 1:5-6. Jesus did My Will and suffered the shame of the Cross in order to reconcile you with Me and create for Me a people all My own, you are a new creation in Christ—My own special treasure, dearer than all other people on earth—the redeemed, the Church, the Body of Christ. In Jesus, I united the king and the priest. And as He is so are you in this world—the Body of Christ.
And My servant Peter verifies that you who are born again fulfill the desire of My heart that I proposed to the Israelites as I redeemed them out of Egypt, that place of slavery and bondage. He writes to born again believers: “And coming to Him as to a living stone which has been rejected by men, but is choice and precious in the sight of God, you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. For this is contained in Scripture: ‘Behold, I lay in Zion a choice stone, a precious corner stone, and he who believes in Him will not be disappointed.’ This precious value, then, is for you who believe; but for those who disbelieve, “The stone which the builders rejected, this became the very corner stone,” and, “A stone of stumbling and a rock of offense”; for they stumble because they are disobedient to the word, and to this doom they were also appointed. But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; for you once were not a people, but now you are the people of God; you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. 1 Peter 2:1-10.
I not only wanted a people of My own that were faithful to Me, but My desire was to give them royal status, reigning over the works of My hands in the universe I made just for you. I had the highest heaven, I did not need the universe, that is, the world and all the planets and stars, I made them all for you so you would have a place of dominion all your own where you could rule and reign through Me, for I am your source, your Father, and your all. And I want to be that to you. The universe is your playground and will always be, I am going to renovate it and make it new since the curse messed it up, but then I give it back to you. Daniel 7:27. But this time, I bring down My heavenly city to dwell with you together as One.
My desire from the beginning has always been to dwell with you, for you to be My people, My own special treasure, and Me to be your God, your Father, and your dearest companion and friend. The one whom you trust and love with all your heart, soul, mind and strength, the one you are faithful to. And I in turn honor, trust, love and am faithful to you. I love you with an everlasting love. I loved you before you were born, for I planned YOU from all eternity. Love consists not in that you have loved Me, for I loved you before you came to be, but that I have loved you and given My Son as propitiation for your sins so that we can be one.
My ultimate gift of love to you is I have not only made you in My image and likeness but I have become one with you in Christ. I was in Christ reconciling you to Myself, not counting your sins against you but imputing them all to Jesus. In Jesus, I have incorporated your humanity into My divinity and My divinity into your humanity and made you partakers of My divine nature. 2 Peter 1:3-4. I have given you the highest honor of all in uniting you to Me. When you join with Jesus you become one spirit with Me. 1 Corinthians 6:17. I have made you who believe into the Body of Christ. And as His Body on earth you are joint heirs with Him and the I have given Him everything. In Christ everything is yours for the head does not inherit without the Body and the Head is not honored without the Body, and the Head goes nowhere without the Body. You are seated with Him and in Him in Heaven already as His Body.
And in Jesus are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge! And all My precious and magnificent promises are “yes” to you in Christ Jesus your Lord. You have such a rich treasure chest within you to draw all the wisdom, understanding, and resources you need each day by faith to live successful, healthy, prosperous, holy, and joy-filled lives from this marvelous and awesome gift I have freely given you– Christ in you, your hope of Glory. And in Him, I have anointed you with the oil of joy!
There is one Body, one LORD, one baptism, and one God and Father over all and in all, so that all may be one in Me and My Son by My Spirit as we are one. I in you, you in Me, and all in one another in Me. I the Body must be One too, of one mind and one heart. Acts 4:32. All the members should be in one accord. Acts 4:24. Each member of the Body has a special gift from My manifold grace that should be used for the benefit of all. And each member of the Body is a temple of the Holy Spirit—a house of God and a gate of Heaven—and together you are being built into a holy temple where the Spirit dwells to the edification of the world. There should be no division in the Body for you are all under the one Head. There is no reason for envy, strife or selfish ambition, all parts of the Body are needed and when one member triumphs the whole Body is honored. You never honor a person without honoring the whole person—not just his head or arm! And when one member of a football team brings about the winning action that obtains the trophy, the whole team is honored as winners. Selah. The Body is built up in love.
Everlasting love is about being One. Everlasting love is about the Body. I was in Christ reconciling you to Myself, so you are one Body with Me in Christ. You can be filled with My divine nature, as much as you want and yet remain the unique member that you are. I have incorporated you into My own Body.
I am bringing Heaven down to earth for My longing is to be with you and you to be with Me. It is not enough for Me to create you, I wanted to share My life with you in every way. My Son humbled Himself to put aside His divine power and become like you in every way but sin. He never sinned but He took your sins from you to raise you to the divine. I so loved the world that I gave you My only Son so that you who receive Him will never perish but have eternal life. My life. You can have all that is Mine, it has pleased Me to give you the Kingdom.
You are not a beggar or a victim, you are a king and a priest, My own special treasure, and I have embraced your humanity into My divinity to make a whole new breed. And My Son was the firstborn of many brethren. Godmen. And that is what you are—Son of God and Son of Man. It has pleased Me to make you like Me and to join you with Me as One in the One who joined humanity and divinity in an inseparable bond.
I love you. You are the Body of Christ. You fulfill Exodus 19:4-6. I finally got what I desired, but I had to become one with your humanity in My Son for this to come about. Now you are in Covenant with Me through My Son and He will never break Covenant so you are secure in Him forever.