I want to believe that you have read the previous two articles in this series. If not, I encourage you to do so as it lays the background understanding of what you will read here.
As you read and believe this article, you will experience a tremendous flow of the healing power of God coursing through your body by His Spirit. In a simple term, you can take what you will learn here to heal your body and live a healthy life. But, God has much more than this for you.
He wants to manifest His glory through you. He wants to showcase you to the world as an example of what He is capable of doing with a human being.
“For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.” [Romans 8:19]
Bible in Basic English says it this way, “For the strong desire of every living thing is waiting for the revelation of the sons of God.”
“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.” [Genesis 1:26]
Now, here is the first step in the building process. See a good picture of the house or ark you are building. God had a very clear picture of Adam before He started moulding the body.
You don’t need to reinvent the wheel or try to conjure an image from thin air. God has already given us a clear image of what to see.
“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” [Hebrews 12:2]
That is what YOU are creating in partnership with God. Please, don’t entertain thoughts of impossibility! He has been declaring and showing you proofs all your life to this point that “With God all things are possible”.
But without faith, it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6). If you do not believe you will not experience this glory of God (Isaiah 60:1). The children of Israel could not exercise faith and hence did not experience His glory. They displeased God!
God had already given so MANY brief examples at different times to prepare you for the unfolding of this mystery in your own life.
He wrote for you to see that when Moses looked steadfastly at Him his face began to transform into a likeness of His Person, too. Prior to that, one man who first attempted it could not come back to this dimension anymore. That man was Enoch.
When Moses requested to see God, he was told, “Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.” [Exodus 33:20]
It was not that God would kill the man who sees Him in His glory, but such would become enveloped and transformed by the sight. Even Moses whose face started changing was only for a brief period because immediately he caught a glimpse of God, he bowed his head.
“And Moses made haste, and bowed his head toward the earth, and worshipped.” [Exodus 34:8]
If he had lingered to see, his whole body would have changed and that would have been the end of his work on earth. The reason was that that state of existence was meant for the saints of the End Time, yes, our time!
O saint of God, we are a blessed generation!
God did not want Moses to see His face. But, saint, right now, you are commanded to look at Him. HalleluYah! Isn’t God truly gracious?!
Saint, look unto Jesus!
You must realise that the Church had been looking at Jesus the wrong way for a long time. Let me explain. There are three dimensions of Jesus that are revealed to us.
The first Jesus was the baby born to Mary and had to depend on her for milk and nurture to grow until He became a man. This grown man, at age thirty, went to John the Baptist and was baptized to start a ministry.
This Jesus walked around the earth for some three and a half years ministering and saving people. John would often use him as his pillow (John 13:25, 21:20). He would often be supported by women such as Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Susanna, and others financially.
Then He was persecuted, captured, tortured, and killed on a tree at Golgotha, on the outskirts of Jerusalem. That was the living soul-type of Jesus.
The second dimension was the one that appeared to the disciples when they were fearfully huddled together in a locked apartment.
“Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.” [Joh 20:19]
Locked doors couldn’t stop him!
That is the picture. You are to look at that very picture. That is who you are becoming. The person God asked YOU to build. Yes, YOU. You are building that person.
It is unfortunate that we have been made to become so dull-minded because of the misunderstood “rapture” doctrine that has been making the saints look up to the empty sky for a trumpet sound that would be sounded and the people in Russia will hear at the same time as those in New Zealand.
Unfortunately, that disappearing into thin air is not going to happen. BUT, there is a similar experience and that is what we are unveiling here right now. Yes, there is a “rapture”, but it is the transforming into the likeness of the Resurrected Jesus while still on this earth. See my article on the Secret Rapture. https://brotherjohn.org/the-secret-rapture/
That second Jesus could cook without shopping. He could catch fish without fishing. He could sit with people who knew him very well without being recognised. He could move at the speed of light. He was unstoppable and invincible.
Then we see the third dimension or version of Jesus, who appeared to John, on the Isle of Patmos. When John saw Him, he said, “And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead” [Revelation 1:17].
This was Jesus in a different dimension from the previously seen two. Yet He was the same Man. This was God Almighty, the Alpha and Omega, who was also the very Firstborn from the dead (Colossians 1:18).
Now, which dimension of the revealed Jesus are you to focus upon? The one who could work miracles but can be beaten and tortured? The one who could do marvellous things and move at the speed of light or the Jesus who is God Almighty Himself?
The Bible has the answer.
“And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. … The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. … And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.” [1Corinthians 15:45-49]
You are to look at Jesus. That image you see in Jesus is your target. Which Jesus? The Jesus that was spat upon and beaten until His image was marred? No. The Jesus that John the apostle saw in Revelation and he fell upon his face and became weak? No. That is God. The Jesus that walked through shut doors or walked with people unrecognised? Yes! The resurrected Jesus, who walked in a different body.
The Resurrected Jesus. This is the good news from the Father, beloved saint. You have borne the image of the earthy man and have existed as a living soul, so you SHALL also bear the image of the heavenly, which will exist as a quickening spirit.
O Lord, open the eyes of Your people to see this truth that was so plain to Paul the apostle in his time that he cried, “That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection”.
Paul said you are to bear or take on you the image of the heavenly. In 1 Corinthians 15:49, Paul explained, “And in the same way as we have taken on us the image of the man from the earth, so we will take on us the image of the one from heaven.” (Bible in Basic English, BBE)
I would like to pick out two very important words from Paul’s statement. Bear and Image. Bear, phoreō (Greek) means to have a burden, that is, (by analogy) to wear as clothing or a constant accompaniment.
You are a tripartite being consisting of a spirit, a soul and a body. You are a soul who has a spirit, but you live in a body. That body is like an item of clothing that covers your soul. So, as you wore the earthy physical body, you must also wear the physical body of the heavenly.
That word, image, eikōn (Greek), means a likeness, a resemblance, that is, a lookalike. So, you are to wear BOTH the spiritual and physical likeness of the Resurrected Jesus.
Right now, beginning from this very moment, you are to open your eyes and begin to see this Resurrected Jesus. Let His image soak every fibre of your thoughts. Let this image become your consuming desire.
Why are you to “look” and focus on this image? It is the way of God. Look at a few examples.
“He told Abraham, And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and LOOK from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward: For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.” [Genesis 13:14-15 Emphasis mine]
Before the children of Israel could possess the Promised Land, to inherit it, God made them have spies to go and SEE the land and then make a report.
Unfortunately, the first set of spies who saw the land were filled with unbelief except for two people. So, the vast majority could not possess.
Blessed be the Name of the Lord, the second set of spies saw and possessed. So, you must see the “land” that is flowing with milk and honey, that is, the glorious resurrected body that is exactly like that of the Resurrected Jesus.
When you see this Jesus, then your building can start. Without seeing Jesus, you won’t be able to start your building or you would be building haphazardly. This was why Jesus rebuked the disciples walking to Emmaus and even called them, “fools”.
“Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken” [Luke 24:25].
John wrote about this, “Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.” [1John 3:2]
Has He appeared? Yes! HalleluYah! He has, and John had it recorded, and you must see Him as He IS as well.
Saint of God, that Book says “The REVELATION of Jesus”. The revealing of Jesus – “… but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be LIKE him; for we shall see him as he is.” This is who you need to see and not some photo on a calendar or painting.
“And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.
“His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;
“And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.
“And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.” [Revelation 1:13-16]
Let us look closely at this Jesus. He wore an article of clothing, which reached His feet. This represents His righteousness. You must seek to be righteous just as He is. You have been empowered to be so (John 1:12 and Revelation 7:14).
There is a special ability WITHIN you to always do the right thing. You don’t need to follow any priest or pastor, just follow the Word. It says “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path” [Psalm 119:105].
You don’t need anything else, and even if you do, the Spirit, who is the Light will speak to you through your heart. Yes, that voice within your conscience.
Should you find yourself involved in any unrighteousness or sinfulness, don’t argue or try to be wise, just turn to God with a repentant heart; no, not with some remorsefulness, but genuine repentance, and ask Him to forgive, and the Blood of His Son shall cleanse you. Then, go and sin no more.
Then we see Him with a golden girdle or a gold cloth was wrapped around His chest. This represents the truth. Paul revealed this in Ephesians 6:14. This belt is golden, that is, Godly truth. A mind that is filled with the truth of God at all times. A transformed mind that carries the mind of Christ.
His head and hairs were white like wool. This speaks of wisdom and holiness.
“The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.” [Proverbs 16:31]
“The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is the gray head.” [Proverbs 20:29]
This is not just grey hair, but one that is white as wool. That is pure wisdom, the wisdom that is from heaven. When Jesus was tempted about payment of taxes, He answered them back with Godly wisdom.
“And Jesus answering said unto them, Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s. And they marvelled at him.” [Mark 12:17]
His eyes were as a flame of fire. Fire reveals or exposes things, it makes them bare. He saw a woman that was bent over. He saw beyond a physically crippled woman. He saw a woman bound with chains by the devil.
Everyone saw a crippled helpless woman, but Jesus saw the hideous activity going in the woman’s life. He said, “Satan has kept her in this condition for 18 years” Luke 13:10-17. The fire in His eyes burned through the deceptive layer of disability seen with the woman.
“And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace.”
Brass speaks of judgement and our atonement. In the Tabernacle built by Moses, all the vessels of the Tabernacle were made of brass (Exodus 27:19].The Altar of Sacrifice, where sin is judged and atonement is made for our redemption.
This means that we, as redeemed vessels, would still interact with the earth. And this is also expressed with the fact that the floor of the Tabernacle was never covered, it remained dusty. The earth has to be judged until “the kingdoms of this world become the kingdoms of our Lord.” (Revelation 11:15).
Beyond the altar of sacrifice, there is one of the most important articles of service in the Tabernacle, which is the Laver of Brass.
It was a large basin upon a foot or pedestal in the court of the Hebrew tabernacle and subsequently in the temple, containing water for the ablutions of the priests and for the washing of the sacrifices in the temple service.
“And such were some of you; but you have been washed, you have been made holy, you have been given righteousness in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.” [1 Corinthians 6:11 BBE]
The priests were always washing their dusty feet. That is, our interaction with the world would still cause dust to fall on us, as the process of this transformation builds up. For this, we must always wash with His Word.
This represents the sanctification of the saint. We need to constantly wash in the Presence of God because we are priests in service before God.
“His voice as the sound of many waters.”
What sort of voice is this? One beautiful thing this Lockdown has done for the saints of God is to expose them to the sound of many messages. I am not talking about all the fake news and the nonsense flying around, but for the saint of God, it has been an exposure to what the Spirit of God is saying through many other servants of God across the globe.
In some fellowships, they soon realise that what God is saying to people individually, privately, is the same when they come together through the virtual meetings or when they suddenly come across messages they never searched for online.
Many waters, but only ONE voice, speaking the same thing. You will find this to happen to you when you have truly sought Him with all your heart in your privacy and after such a private fellowship with God, you will hear or see other people with similar experiences, too. No one person has the truth of God exclusive to himself.
“… out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword …”.
The two-edged sword is the Word of God (Ephesians 6:17). This sword has to be sharp. This means you have to be totally committed to the Word of God. Live in accordance and obedience to the Word. This commitment adds precision to the word of God in both your heart and speech. It pierces the kingdom of darkness like lightning!
It is very easy to think, “Brother John, all that you are describing is too much and impossible for me”.
Don’t be like the Israelites who saw the land and thought it was practically impossible. And they said, “We are not able”. To them, God responded, “As you have spoken in my ears so will I do to you”.
To the one who said, “Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it”. [Numbers 13:30] He answered, “You shall possess it”. And forty years later that was exactly what happened.
It is possible! See Him and be like Him!
“… we know that, when he shall appear, WE SHALL BE LIKE HIM; for we shall see him as he is.” [1John 3:2]
“And I have given you a land for which ye did not labour, and cities which ye built not, and ye dwell in them; of the vineyards and oliveyards which ye planted not do ye eat.” [Joshua 24:13]
They possessed a land they saw through reports of the two spies (the word of the prophets and the apostles). They saw the land by faith and inherited it by obedience.
After God had finished making the moulded body, He had with Him, on the ground, a pristine, but a lifeless lump of clay. Then He took the next step in His wise plan – breathed into him.
You need to start breathing into your body, too. How? Jesus showed us how. He started the process after His resurrection.
“And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost,” [John 20:22].
Speaking in tongues. You consciously speak over your body. Being aware that His life is our light (John 1:14). You speak as such over your body, organs, cells, every part, the ones you can see or can’t see, breathe over them.
The Greek origin of that word, “breathed on”, emphusaō – means to blow at or on. Speak out to them in the heavenly language.
Let your words become the epigenetic factor over your new body. It is the law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus. He said, “Let the weak say I am strong”.
“But ye, beloved, BUILDING UP yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost” [Jude 1:20].
“And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.”
Bible in Basic English says it in the way God wanted us to know it, “And Jesus, answering, said to them, “Have God’s faith … Whatever you make a request for … have faith that it has been given to you, and you will have it”. [Mark 11:22-24, BBE]
You must exercise faith like God. Call those things that are not as though they were. That is the life of God. Don’t worry if you have to call it 100 times a day. Elijah tried it seven times before he saw a result. Thomas Edison tried 1000 times before he achieved success. Noah spent decades. Solomon spent 20 years!
Jesus said, “Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?” [John 11:25-26]
Jesus said to her, “I am the one who brings people back to life, and I am life itself. Those who believe in me will live even if they die. Everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe that?” [John 11:25-26, BBE]
How do you speak? You call those things which are not as though they are. You prophesy, just as God asked Ezekiel to do in the valley of dry bones, “Bones live by the Spirit of the Lord”, “Heart be charged with the life of God”, “Kidney function by the Spirit of God”, etc.
This is a profound law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus. You speak it out just as God spoke in the Beginning, “Let there be … and it was.”
This is not just asking for healing. It is way more than that. You are changing or transforming the body into a new one!
“Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 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.” [1Corinthians 15:51-53]
Bible in Basic English renders it like this, “See, I am giving you the revelation of a secret: we will not all come to the sleep of death, but we will all be changed. In a second, in the shutting of an eye, at the sound of the last horn: for at that sound the dead will come again, free for ever from the power of death, and we will be changed. For this body which comes to destruction will be made free from the power of death, and the man who is under the power of death will put on eternal life.” [1Corinthians 15:51-53]
Does that shake up your theology? Go back and read the very first part of this article, “As it Was in the days of Noah”.
Saints of God, we need a paradigm shift in our thinking of what God is saying and the theology we have been encumbered over the centuries. I can’t even get to start on the false doctrines of disappearing into thin air, called the Rapture (read my article on it here).
Remember, God told Noah to build the Ark. God told Moses to build the Tabernacle. What did Jesus say the temple was? Your body.
“But his words were about that holy building which was his body.” [John 2:21]
As you prophesy over your body, a change will begin to take place. Paul explained it if you can see it.
“… but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump…”
This is the change Paul was explaining at the time. We now understand this mystery through prophetic scriptures.
The word in the phrase, “in a moment”, has a root in the Greek word, atomos. That is, atom of time or a moment of time. Before you finish a blink, it is done. That was what Ezekiel witnessed in that valley of dead bones. He spoke and it happened, just as he said it.
You must be aware that this is not a matter of flesh and blood. Don’t be surprised if for any reason, after you start prophesying over your body like this if you go for a blood test that your blood sample will not be like normal blood again.
I am writing this to prepare your mind and not be shocked that something is wrong with you. Nothing is wrong with you.
What is happening is that your entire body system is transforming into a new one. A change is taking place. Immortality is swallowing up mortality.
The heavenly body is different from the earthly body. One is subject to sicknesses and diseases, but the other is not. In fact, he made a profound statement: “All flesh is not the same flesh.” [1Corinthians 15:39]
Your flesh, body, as a child of God is DIFFERENT from the flesh, the body, of an unbeliever. You are not the same. Jesus says YOU are the light of the world. You are filled with His life. The Light of God is flooding your arteries and veins and for this reason, you are DIFFERENT!
One is subject to corruption, and the other is not. One is mortal and the other is immortal. One encases death and hence is subject to death, but the other encases the power of resurrection and is only subject to the law of the Spirit of life.
Let me ask you a very simple question: If you see an angel in human form today, do you think he has the same body as any other man on the street? I mean, has blood running through his veins? No, he has something else running through his veins – the light of God!
Your blood is transforming into liquid light.
“There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. … So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption … It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power … It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.” [1Corinthians 15:40-44]
When some wanted to question the mystery Paul was trying to share, he called them foolish, that is, one lacking in the knowledge of God (1Corinthians 15:36).
And what about the trump? There must be the sounding of a trumpet, you say. Yes, you are hearing the trump as you are reading the words of this article. The trump speaks of a message. A message that is heralded by the servants of God.
We must be with understanding. It is not enough to know, we must also understand. This is not a physical trumpet. Just as your spiritual birth was not physical. Do not respond like Nicodemus when he said, “How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?”
Read that conversation again. Jesus was speaking of a deeper reality that transcends the physical, Nicodemus’ mind was stuck because of the limitations of his mind. He needed a paradigm shift.
What about the dead in Christ who must first experience resurrection? Beloved of God, they are already resurrected. Since the resurrection of Christ, the grave of those saints have become emptied. They are very much alive and in their glorious incorruptible and immortal bodies.
“And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, And came out of the graves after his (Jesus) resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.” [Matthew 27:51-52]
Before you dismiss these words, you must go back and STUDY your Bible, check every scripture, and leave no stone unturned (John 5:39). You must believe the word of God, otherwise, you will become like one of those Israelites who refused to go in and take over the Promised Land. They KNEW about the Promise but never possessed it.
In fact, that is exactly the same thing happening right now as you read these words. Go back and read that recorded event in Numbers 14 and you will see that it is the exact example God laid for us in the Old Testament.
They were supposed to go in and take over, so as to enter into their rest, but they were unbelieving, and God cast them away.
“But the fearful, and UNBELIEVING, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” [Revelation 21:8]
Paul spoke repeatedly about this in Hebrews saying, “As it is said, Today if you will let his voice come to your ears, be not hard of heart, as when you made him angry. Who made him angry when his voice came to them? was it not all those who came out of Egypt with Moses? … And to whom did he make an oath that they might not come into his rest? was it not to those who went against his orders? So we see that they were not able to go in because they had no belief.” [Hebrews 3:15-19]
Remember the mobile phone example in the first article, it is not abstract. If you have one, you are interacting with an invisible object already. Your spiritual future, presence in heaven while on earth, is very real.
Reading the transformation of man, as written and explained by Paul the apostle, it looks like utopia and an incredible phenomenon that would happen.
Paul wrote that some two thousand years ago. It is, however, the truth. Either you believe or not God is moving His Church forward and the gates of Hell will not stop it. Neither will your unbelief stop Him.
If you are still struggling to believe and WORK OUT your own salvation (Philippians 2:12), it is your duty to go back into your closet and search the scriptures if these things are so, like the Berean believers.
Saint of God, start building your Ark, and as you build and He will MAKE you. He is there beside you to help you, and the saints who have passed on, the general assembly and church of the firstborn, the living saints are there to support and encourage you as you embark on the building.
When Jesus felt weak, one of the angels was there to boost His strength. “And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him.” [Luke 22:43]
When a reporter asked, “How did it feel to fail 1,000 times?” Edison replied, “I didn’t fail 1,000 times. The light bulb was an invention with 1,000 steps.” “Great success is built on failure, frustration, even catastrophe.” Albert Einstein did not speak until he was 4-years-old and did not read until he was 7.
Again in Luke 12:32 Jesus said, “Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.”
Paul added, “… and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him”.
You can build it! Start building, the Lord is your Helper, He is waiting for you to complete the building so that He can occupy the building with His glory! Then you will fully become His Ark!
“It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the LORD; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of musick, and praised the LORD, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the LORD; So that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of God.” [2Chronicles 5:13-14]
Remember what happened when the Spirit of God breathed into Adam’s nostril? He became a living soul. When God fills this Ark of yours, you will become a quickening (life-giving) spirit!