|Hebrews 12:22-23 |
22 But you have come to mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,
23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of righteous men made perfect,8
8 When you are translated into the Kingdom of Heaven, in the Spirit you enter the company of the angels, other saints in the light, and the Father and Son. You share the inheritance of the saints in the light, dwelling in the light that no man can approach. George Fox wrote of this fellowship in heaven:
In which fellowship in the spirit you will have fellowship with God, the Father of spirits,
and all the scriptures given forth from the same spirit,
and with all the saints that gave them forth, and with their spirits;
through which spirit of God you will be brought,
and come to the spirits of just men, which are made perfect, and to God, the judge of all.
In which you will have an everlasting fellowship,
in which spirit you will have an understanding,
in which spirit you will come to worship God, the Father of spirits, and in the truth,
which the devil and his works are out of, and all the will worshippers.
So in that you will know the royal dominion and royal fellowship;
in which spirit you will have the spirit of wisdom,
in which you will know how to pray to God, who is a spirit,
and to praise and glorify the everlasting God, who lives forever and ever, amen!
And in that you will come to know and see to the beginning, before the world began,
and that which quenches, and grieves, and vexes the spirit of God;
and that prays, and that preaches, and that praises,
and yet grieves, and vexes, and quenches the spirit of God;
such God, the Father of spirits, accepts not,
that judge, rend to pieces, and tear one another about inventions.
Now you being led by the spirit of God up to God, the Father of spirits,
in which you have the fellowship,
out of all that you will be kept;
and in that spirit of God the Lord God Almighty preserve and keep you,
and in that meet and dwell,
in which your meetings may be preserved over all that which is in the world, that are out of the spirit of God;
who are in confusion, contending about the words.
Therefore you, in the spirit of God, answer that of God in them all.
So, in that dwell and live, and let no man take your crown.