In Jude 1:9 we read, “Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.”
In fact, the World English Bible (WEB) translation says it like this, “But Michael, the archangel, when contending with the devil and arguing about the body of Moses, dared not bring against him an abusive condemnation, but said, “May the Lord rebuke you!”
There was something quite serious about the body of Moses that Satan had to try his best to get his hands on it. We can only ask: Why? Moses was dead, his spirit was gone back to his Maker (Ecclesiastes 3:21) and his soul to Abraham’s bosom, that is, paradise (Luke 16:22).
Naturally, his decaying body was meant to return to dust in accordance with the order of things (Genesis 3:19).
“Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.” [Ecclesiastes 12:7]
Knowing the character of Satan, we can have an idea of why he was doing this. One, possibly because he believed that Moses’ body belonged to him due to his sinful past.
Two, possibly because he wanted to inhabit the body and use it for his own purposes, like the demoniac of Gadarene (Luke 8:27).
Three, possibly preserve and hang it in his temple for his children of disobedience to make a mockery of as they did of the body of Saul and his sons (1 Chronicles 10:10-11).
Fourth, simply because he is the accuser who just hates anything good and holy (Revelation 12:10).
Lastly, possibly because he is a thief, robber, and destroyer (John 10:10). But, why did God not allow him to have the decaying body and use as he pleases? Would the body not return to dust as recorded in Scriptures?
Why was God interested in keeping the body of Moses?”
The human body is an incredibly awesome machine, specially designed to perform incredible feats and so unique that no two bodies are the same. The Reader’s Digest Book of Facts has these 15 key facts about the human body:
- The stomach’s digestive acids are strong enough to dissolve zinc. Fortunately for us, the cells in the stomach lining renew so quickly that the acids don’t have time to dissolve it.
- The lungs contain over 300,000 million capillaries (tiny blood vessels). If they were laid end to end, they would stretch 2400km (1500 miles).
- A man’s testicles manufacture 10 million new sperm cells each day – enough that he could repopulate the entire planet in only 6 months!
- Human bone is as strong as granite in supporting weight. A block of bone the size of a matchbox can support 9 tonnes – that is four times as much as concrete can support.
- Each finger and toenail takes six months to grow from base to tip.
- The largest organ in the body is the skin. In an adult man, it covers about 1.9m2 (20sq ft). The skin constantly flakes away – in a lifetime each person sheds around 18kg (40 lb) of skin.
- When you sleep, you grow by about 8mm (0.3in). The next day you shrink back to your former height. The reason is that your cartilage discs are squeezed like sponges by the force of gravity when you stand or sit.
- The average person in the West eats 50 tonnes of food and drinks 50,000 litres (11,000 gallons) of liquid during his life.
- Each kidney contains 1 million individual filters. They filter an average of around 1.3 litres (2.2 pints) of blood per minute, and expel up to 1.4 litres (2.5 pints) a day of urine.
- The focusing muscles of the eyes move around 100,000 times a day. To give your leg muscles the same workout, you would need to walk 80km (50 miles) every day.
- In 30 minutes, the average body gives off enough heat (combined) to bring a half gallon of water to boil.
- A single human blood cell takes only 60 seconds to make a complete circuit of the body.
- A foreskin, the size of a postage stamp, from circumcised babies take only 21 days to grow skin that can cover three (3) basketball courts. Amazing isn’t it. Thanks to science. The laboratory-grown skin is used in treating burn patients.
- The eyes receive approximately 90 percent of all our information, making us basically visual creatures.
- The female ovaries contain nearly half-a-million egg cells, yet only 400 or so will ever get the opportunity to create a new life.
As you can see, what is bad in these functions of the human body? Are these things working against God? In fact, these functions are glorifying God that He is awesome and these things are not the result of a random or accidental existence. They were created as accordingly.
And an atheist will come and start preaching that there is no God? No wonder David called him a fool (Psalm 53:1). I wonder how an atheist can believe the sun exists when he never sees the light!
The flesh is an enemy of God. The flesh has works or activities contrary to the nature of God. Paul says the flesh has works or acts by which it is known.
“Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.” [Galatians 5:19-21]
The flesh and the body are two different entities. One is what God wanted, but the other is contrary.”
The body is a victim of the crafty entity called the flesh. Peter the apostle called it filthy, “The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ”. [1Peter 3:21]
Paul the apostle called it, “body of sin”, that is, a nature that sits on the body or manifests itself using the body as a tool (Romans 6:6). Again, I reiterate that the body is a victim of the flesh.
The body, on the other hand, is called the temple of God (John 2:19,21). Paul was quite direct in his description of the body in 1Corinthians 6:19 by saying, “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?”
That body is a treasure to God. God is wholly interested in that body. In fact, He disapproves the neglect of the body.
“Which things have indeed a shew of wisdom in will worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body; not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh.” [Colossians 2:23]
Jesus did not neglect His physical body. In Hebrews 10:5, it says, “Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:”
God took care of Jesus’ body. That body never tasted corruption. In fact, it was that SAME body, which was crucified on the Cross that God adopted and redeemed in the resurrection. Same body, just transformed into another.
Acts 13:35 Wherefore he saith also in another psalm, Thou shalt not suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
Acts 13:36 For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption:
Acts 13:37 But he, whom God raised again, saw no corruption.
So, if Jesus took care of His own body, why should you not do same? Why would you sit back and let the devil contend for your body through sicknesses such as cancer, arthritis, asthma, multiple sclerosis, HIV, and other diseases? You must fight like Michael!
Paul explained, “And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.” [Romans 8:23]
If God is interested in your body and calls it His home (temple), why should you allow rats (sicknesses), snakes (devils) and scorpions (sin) to take it over? Paul says whosoever (or whatever) defiles the body, him shall God destroy. It is a very serious matter to God and you must see it as such as well.
You must fight for your body, protect it from being snatched by the devils, sickness or sin. God’s plan is to make your body impenetrable by the sting of death and the power of the grave. You must agree with Him and fight for your body.
Live a healthy lifestyle, avoid damaging your body through poor hygiene, when it gets invaded by “strangers” such as viruses, fungi, protozoa, and bacteria, refuse to give in and do everything to chase them out!
“The strangers shall fade away, and be afraid out of their close places.” [Psalms 18:45] There was a legion inside a man in Gadara, Jesus simply asked it to leave. Do the same. Ask the strangers to leave and refuse to compromise their presence, they are trespassers! Above all, become entangled with the Spirit of God.
You must look for the adoption of your body by the Lord. This is extremely important. But how do you do this? By using all sorts of medicine?
Again, Paul gives us the insight in 1Corinthians 6:17, “But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.”
You are to be joined unto Christ. That is, become ONE with Him, as in marital union. Though separate persons yet one.
He says, your body needs to be adopted and redeemed. So, God gave you the Spirit of adoption. The Spirit is mortifying (subduing, suppressing, subjugating, controlling, restraining, get under control; disciplining, chastening, punishing, denying) the deeds (an action that is performed intentionally or consciously) of the flesh.
“For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.” [Romans 8:15]
Just as when a man adopts a child and calls him his son. But adoption is just the beginning, there must be a complete redemption. This process, at the moment, is a gradual process.
Strong’s Concordance tells us that redemption is a translation of the Greek word, apolutrōsis (pronounced ap-ol-oo’-tro-sis). It means a complete riddance. Riddance of what? Riddance of corruption and decay!
“In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.” [1Corinthians 15:52-54]
How unfortunate it is that the vast majority in the Church today have equated this transformation of the body to the disappearance. This misunderstanding that came through the religious spirit has so much misguided the decision of many against the truth.
No brethren, sit down and STUDY at the feet of the Holy Spirit to learn and buy the truth that must not be exchanged for social acceptance.
Jesus says, “I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” [John 8:12]
If you cross reference what Paul was saying in 1Corinthians 6:19 with what Jesus was saying in John 8:12, then you would see the future of your body.
When you become one with the Lord, you will become ONE Spirit with Him. When you become one with Him IN YOUR BODY, then you will be able to do exactly as Jesus was able to do, too.
“What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.” [1Corinthians 6:16]
Jesus said, “The light of the body is the eye.” (Matthew 6:12). If you engage your eye with evil, then your body, though adopted, will not experience redemption.
“But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!” [Matthew 6:23]
Darkness is death! But darkness is swallowed up by light.”
“The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.” [Proverbs 20:27]
When the spirit of a man abides in the Presence of the Lord, something beautiful happens to it, it glows. Jesus describes it like this, “…. the bright shining of a candle doth give thee light.” [Luke 11:36].
Candle of the Lord within us is the means by which light or inspiration or enlightenment or illumination or understanding come to us.
The medium of the light is the candle, but what happens when the candle itself is turned into the light because it has become one with the Light.
We see the one who missed out on the Lord’s redemption in Revelation 18:23, “And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.”
Again, He emphatically stresses the UNION of the candle and its Source in Revelation 22:5, “And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.”
Does this mean the elimination of your person? Of course not, but the description of the fullness of God in you. A complete entanglement between your body and the Spirit of God has taken place. The mortal (perishable) has taken on immortality (imperishable).
Funnily enough, some people protest that I use science and things in our environment to explain Scriptures. That is just preposterous because Paul and Jesus used a similar approach as well. Is the Parable of the Sower not scientific? God even used the romantic expression of the Songs of Solomon to explain our relationship with Christ.
A professor of quantum physics explained quantum entanglement like this, “If Alice and Bob both read this morning’s New York Times, they will have perfectly correlated information. And if Charlie comes along and reads the same paper later on, he will be just as strongly correlated with Alice as Alice is with Bob, and Bob will be just as correlated with Charlie as he is with Alice. But if Alice reads her quantum newspaper and Bob reads his, they will learn almost nothing until they get together and share their information. Now, when Charlie comes along, Alice and Bob have already used up all their ability to be entangled, and he’s completely left out. Entanglement is monogamous—if Alice and Bob are as entangled as they can be, neither of them can entangle with Charlie at all.”
This fully explains the marriage union, especially between Christ and His Bride and the rejected ones who are shut out of the New Heaven and Earth (Revelation 22:15).
Then how do we get entangled with the Light? Quantum physics describes entanglement as “a physical phenomenon that occurs when pairs or groups of particles are generated or interact in ways such that the quantum state of each particle cannot be described independently of the others, even when the particles are separated by a large distance—instead, a quantum state must be described.”
In other words, the particles, though distinct, cannot be described as being independent of one another. It is an object that has experienced irradiation. There is a fusion that has taken place. The original object can never be the same again – it is changed into a new permanent state!
John the Apostle describes it like this, “And the Word was made flesh…. full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14). The Truth of God must soak into every fibre of your body and become your body and in return, your body must become the Word.
Paul the Apostle made it easier to understand, he says, “…. and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” (1 Thessalonians 4:17). Never to be separated from Him again.
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