James, a bondservant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ,
To the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad: Greetings — [James 1:1]
“To the 12 tribes scattered abroad, Greetings!”
Tell the strangers scattered abroad…tell the brethren constantly abiding in the light of the Lord Jesus Christ… The True Jerusalem…Greetings from the soon coming King!
The True Jerusalem is that born from above…born of God and participator in His Life and Nature. This is the Church of the Living God. The Free Jerusalem from above….the children of promise.
Today, we see of this spiritual Jerusalem, a scattering among the nations of the world, of its citizens. For a good cause I say. For just reason.
For we see in the volumes of the book, that the carnal kingdom of Israel was scattered abroad by the wrath of the judgments of God. Carnal Jerusalem was a rebellious child and was constantly disobedient to the Word of God. Thus, it was visited by the judgments of the King….and was scattered abroad in the name of justice.
Not so for Jerusalem born from above. Of whom we belong….Zion, the city set on a hill that cannot be destroyed. For yes, we suffer persecution from the world and the carnal hands of “Jerusalem from below”… this persecution has driven us, in the reckonings of time, to be scattered abroad and this scattering of the jewels of YHWH has produced, evidently throughout the world the sweet fragrances of the gospel of Grace…diffused everywhere…lighting everywhere….touching all with the lifting power of Light!
For the carnal Jerusalem was scattered in judgment, Jerusalem from above is scattered in purpose…to bring in the fullness of the gentile harvest and gather all men into Christ…and teach us to be partakers in the patience and tribulation of the kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ. Selah
Tell the strangers scattered abroad…tell the brethren constantly abiding in the light of the Lord Jesus Christ….to them who truly yearn in their hearts for the final intrusion of Deity into this realm again…who sigh Maranatha always…to such faithful brethren of the Church…Receive the salutations of the Holy Spirit…Greetings from the soon coming King!