What is this HIGH CALLING or PRIZE of Messiah?
Php 3:12 Not that I have already received, or already been perfected, but I press on, to lay hold of that for which Messiah יהושע has also laid hold of me.
Php 3:13 Brothers, I do not count myself to have laid hold of it yet, but only this: forgetting what is behind and reaching out for what lies ahead,
Php 3:14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the high calling of Elohim in Messiah יהושע.
For many years we as believers have been trapped or duped by the mindset that the high calling or the goal is to endure and wait for our Maker to come back and then be snatched away and that is the end game for us as believers! Well, as Hebrews, that thought process is a completely different mindset than our Messiah and Sha’ul and the Talmidim and most of the Tanakh and doesn’t line up with scripture and leaves a lot of idleness!
The goal or high calling is to become The Dwelling Place of the fullness of The Ruach (YaHuWaH). Like the Ark of the Witness, our heart has to be clean, overlaid inside and out with pure gold as a keeper or a guardian of the DaBaR YaHuWaH, His Throne-Seat of Governing. He Rules over the Dwelling Place (our body).
2Co 6:16 And what union has the Dwelling Place of Elohim with idols? For you are a Dwelling Place of the living Elohim, as Elohim has said, “I shall dwell in them and walk among them, and I shall be their Elohim, and they shall be My people.”
2Co 6:17 Therefore, “Come out from among them and be separate, says יהוה, and do not touch what is unclean, and I shall receive you.”
ALL of our desires, passions, and adoration should belong only to HIM, our emotions offered only to HIM. (emotions are a component of self and are the offering) He has enlarged our being… the place of communing, knowing, expectation and attachment, utterly, and totally consumed by our Beloved.
The two have become one, His seed planted and producing fruit. (His fruit! Gal. 5:22-24)
Gal 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, trustworthiness,
Gal 5:23 gentleness, self-control. Against such, there is no Torah.
Gal 5:24 And those who are of Messiah have impaled the flesh with its passions and the desires.
Self (mind and soul – the 5 senses), our sacrifice – to die daily in submission, to pour out self-rule, and be purified in the fire, purging out all remnants of self-rule so that self has been dethroned from rulership over the body and instead is the servant – the gatekeeper of the Dwelling Place, no longer ruling but serving according to the instructions of The Sovereign, to guard the thoughts and ultimately the heart (no strange fire/passion for something else).
The gold embroidery of the gate is quite a beautiful parallel to this… that self, our 5 senses, and our emotions, that once ruled our mind, kicked the being to the curb and ruled over our heart, has become the guardian of the Dwelling Place – really so beautiful. Our eyes should be careful not to allow anything that is not of Him to enter our thoughts. All of the senses are now governed by His Instructions.
This is the goal… the high calling! Echad! The Oneness of all 3 components under His Sovereignty, His Reign!
Abba is wanting to have His Abode, His Throne, set on our Hearts!
Us preparing our hearts as a place for His habitation on earth as it is in the heavens is more important than having our focus on something that will happen at a future time. We need to be found doing His will when He comes.
Mat 24:46 “Blessed is that servant whom his master, having come, shall find so doing.
Mat 24:47 “Truly, I say to you that he shall set him over all his possessions.
Mat 24:48 “But if that evil servant says in his heart, ‘My master is delaying his coming,’
Mat 24:49 and begins to beat his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunkards,
Mat 24:50 the master of that servant shall come on a day when he does not expect it, and at an hour he does not know,
Mat 24:51 and shall cut him in two and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites – there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
When we deny Him Headship in our lives, to Rule and Reign upon the Thrones of our Hearts, we reject His Authority! When we eat from a table that is not His table we get drunk with false doctrines and teachings and walk unworthy of the Kingdom Reign! Our portion will be with the hypocrites – there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Pro 6:6 Go to the ant, you lazy one! See her ways and be wise,
Pro 6:7 Which, having no commander, overseer or ruler,
Pro 6:8 Provides her supplies in the summer, Gathers her food in the harvest.
Pro 6:9 How long would you lie down, O lazy one? When do you arise from your sleep?
Pro 6:10 A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to lie down;
Pro 6:11 And your poverty shall come like a prowler, And your need as an armed man.
Pro 6:12 A man of Beliyaʽal, a wicked man, Walks with a perverse mouth,
Pro 6:13 Winks with his eyes, shuffles his feet, Points with his fingers;
Pro 6:14 Perverseness is in his heart, Plotting evil at all times, He sends out strife.
Pro 6:15 Therefore his calamity comes suddenly; Instantly he is broken, And there is no healing.
Pro 6:16 These six matters יהוה hates, And seven are an abomination to Him:
Pro 6:17 A proud look, A lying tongue, And hands shedding innocent blood,
Pro 6:18 A heart devising wicked schemes, Feet quick to run to evil,
Pro 6:19 A false witness breathing out lies, And one who causes strife among brothers.
Who sits upon the throne of your heart?
Be about His business so that you will not fall prey to a wandering mind.