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    A City Made Without Hands

    A City Made Without Hands
    Whose Builder and Maker is God

    Hebrews 11:8-10 (ESV)
    By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. 9 By faith he went to live in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, heirs with him of the same promise. 10 For he was looking forward to the city that has foundations, whose designer and builder is God.
    Most everyone reading this passage consider that this city is the city of God with Jesus Christ as its foundation, its corner stone. Did you know that God is still calling those today to leave what they know and search for that same city that Abraham sought for? Many today, consider this city was already founded and no more search is needed. The bible, however, speaks a different story as it states that WE are LIVING STONES.
    1 Peter 2:4-5 (ESV)
    As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, 5 you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
    As living stones, God is at work in us to shape us, hewn us, so that fitly joined together, we will make up this glorious city to be revealed in that day as the New Jerusalem coming down from heaven as a bride adorned for her Husband. (Rev. 21:2)

    Each of us, as individuals, are all called to walk as Abraham walked, allowing the Spirit of God to guide us to a place we have never been before, to a place we have never seen before. It is this Spiritual house that God is calling us all to search for and to find as that place chosen by God to be His dwelling place with man forever. For each of us today, THIS is the journey He has called us to come into our inheritance, leaving Egypt (the world) behind us, being cut off from the world through baptism into His Son Jesus Christ and sealed with His Holy Spirit as His deposit of heaven in us. We are on a heavenly journey, setting our sights on those things of heaven as Jesus stated in Matthew 6:33, seeking FIRST God's kingdom and HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, forgetting all other things needful for the flesh as He tends to this as a Father tends to the needs of His small children. We are called to keep our attention on, seek before all other things and set our goals, our sights, our aspirations and our hopes on that city of God not made with human hands. Along the way, what building materials we have used in our lives will be tested through the fires of trials and testing. If we built with the flesh, then what we built will be burned up but if we built with the heavenly materials of faith, hope, joy, patience, godliness, justice, mercy, kindness, and love, then the fiery trials will serve to purify rather than destroy and we will gain.

    All along the way on this journey to heaven, God is working daily to bring about all the necessary changes in us, our way of thinking, our way of responding and even our own desires to match up with His own Heart. He leads and we follow Him wherever He leads us. Jesus is depicted in Revelations coming out of heaven riding on His white horse. A horse is not ridden unless it has been broken and the white represents purity. The horse Jesus rides represents the flesh:
    Isaiah 31:3 (ESV)
    The Egyptians are man, and not God,
    and their horses are flesh, and not spirit...
    With Jesus are the armies of heaven, also coming out of heaven riding on their white horses...
    Revelation 19:14 (ESV)
    And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, were following him on white horses.
    This mighty army is an army of believers who have purified their flesh and have the flesh under subjection and have also been purified through the blood of the Lamb of God. These follow Jesus from heaven wherever He leads them. This great army is a living army of all those who are led by God's Spirit for they are the sons of God.

    Today, if you will hear what the Spirit of The Lord is saying, YOU who walk according to the Spirit of the Living God ARE part of this great army! For having laid down our lives and obey God according to His Word and by His Spirit, our perspective has changed from an earthly perspective to a heavenly perspective. What we do is not according to our own will but the will of the Father as Jesus taught us through the Holy Spirit. Just as we have put to death the deeds of the flesh, we are allowing God to make in us that living stone where we will be fitly joined together to form this beautiful city called the New Jerusalem. When Adam was created, he was that possession of God's perfect peace until the day he fell. Today, we are a NEW Creation, called and chosen to be the habitation of the Father, tabernacling with mankind through His Holy Spirit. In this, we are being formed and shaped to become that NEW POSSESSION OF PERFECT PEACE, THE NEW JERUSALEM coming down out of heaven where the foundation stones are pure as glass gold, transparent as the rest of that building and the light of the Father provides light without end.

    We are seeking for a city, a spiritual city, just as Father Abraham did, only today, we know that its builder and maker is God with Jesus as the cornerstone! Do YOU, as an individual, look for this city? Do YOU see yourself as being a lively stone IN this city? Do YOU see yourself as being shaped, hewn into that place where you will be fitly joined together with others to create this living city? This is what God is calling for. This is why Jesus died and rose again, for this express purpose, to bring us all together to create what no man can ever create! Will YOU allow Holy Spirit to do His job unhindered? To let Him do His job requires complete obedience. Will you let Him have His way in you? For this reason Jesus came and died. For this reason, God planned all this even BEFORE the foundations of the world for He knew from then who would be His as He saw our choices BEFORE we were born and sent HIs grace to provide for us all that we shall ever need to accomplish His purpose in our lives. He NEVER took away our choices but worked with the choices we would make and in doing this, gave us EVERY chance possible to succeed!

    Choose NOW to follow Him and let Him have His way in you and you too will find your place in this NEW JERUSALEM that is to come out of heaven as a Bride adorned for Her Husband!

    Jerry Sundberg

    Soon after I received the Lord in 1976, I started receiving prophetic visions and warnings about the future of the church and the United States. I share my visions on my Hidden Manna websites and offer free of charge my two ebooks entitled “Hidden Manna” and “Hidden Manna 2”.

    Website: Hidden Manna

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