I hope you read the previous article in this series, As It Was In The Days of Noah, if you haven’t, please read it before reading this follow up.
Jesus, the Creator of all things called the vessel (house or building or temple) God commanded Noah to build, Noah’s Ark. It was Noah’s Ark that was why it was called by his name.
Built with God’s help in the pattern that was shown to him. The Ark saved Noah’s life. And today, God is asking you to build your ark, “As it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man”.
Brethren, there is no doubt that we are living in the same type of environment as Noah did. Wickedness and deliberate acts of evil abound in society. We are witnessing corruption at its height.
Can you see the glaring suppression of information? Or should we ignore the suppression of truth getting through to the public? What shall I say of so-called squeaky-clean politicians who are being exposed as seriously corrupt?
It is the gross darkness prophesied by Isaiah in Isaiah 60 verses 1 and 2. “As it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man”.
“But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.” [Malachi 4:2]
Beloved saint, the Sun, the Light, the Revelation, the God of righteousness is rising upon you right now – IF you will walk in the light of the truth. “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” [Psalm 119:105] Walk in this light.
In this second part, we will focus on the process of building your ark. You have to be conscious and deliberate with this “project”. You build by knowledge.
Noah was not fussy, he followed a divine plan, God gave him specific instructions on how to build and the materials he should use to build.
For example, he was told to use gopher wood, a type of wood that is not known today, but historians speculate that it may have been acacia wood. Anyway, if he had used the European silver fir, one of the softest wood on earth, his ark would have been destroyed.
God gave him specifics. He gave him the type of material and also the dimensions. Your Bible contains the specifics of your ark. And you need to focus on what the Bible says about it because your life depends on it.
Child of God, you must wake up from any slumber. There is a subtle but strong contention for your life. Your DNA and RNA are at the forefront of a battle. It is a fight you must fight CONSCIOUSLY, and not ignorantly. Sadly, ignorance will destroy many (Hosea 4:6). Wake up! You must become an OVERCOMER.
The Lord is the One who will come in to occupy His throne when the work is completed. He did that at Solomon’s dedication of the temple. And He has promised a REST. A period when you no longer need to build, but He does the rest by His Spirit.
At the moment, the building process is not an instantaneous matter. It is progressive, in recent times, the building pace has progressed rapidly.
Yes, the Lord has promised a time when the change would be an instant change, “in the twinkling of an eye”. Before you blink it is done! Until that day, we have work to do, and it must be earnest.
You must remember that we are partners with God, co-workers, in this building project. Without God, it would be completely impossible. You must be “caught up unto God, and to His throne” (Revelation 12:5).
Two major things should be noted. First, “caught up to God”, and second, “and to His throne”. It was that same word, harpazō, which Jesus used about taking the new Kingdom by force (Matthew 11:12).
Harpazō means to be caught away or taken by force.
Preceding this, is the movement, from the moment the woman gave birth to the man-child to the heavenly flight.
We are quick to obscure the third part of the birth of the man-child, but we are missing the fact that the child who became a man in the womb of the woman had been going through a series of changes or metamorphosis – he had been walking with God.
Then he progressed into running with God and for Him, as it is written, “And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it”. [Habakkuk 2:2]
Enoch walked with God. Elijah ran with God. Jesus flew. Saint, you are not to keep emulating Enoch or Elijah. Many want to walk with God like Enoch, and others want to run like Elijah. Actually, you were destined to emulate Jesus, the firstborn from the dead (Colossians 1:18).
“He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength …. But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; THEY SHALL MOUNT UP WITH WINGS AS EAGLES; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” [Isaiah 40:29,31]
Bible in Basic English sums it better, “He gives power to the feeble, increasing the strength of him who has no force.” You must be prepared to take what is yours – by force!
When you look at the several parts of the mystery puzzle as one, then by the grace of God, you will begin to see the full picture of what is going on.
“….But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; THEY SHALL BE CAUGHT UP; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” [Isaiah 40:31]
In reality, none of us have the ability of this upward movement on our own. NONE. We need to be enabled or empowered by His Spirit.
This process actually began from the moment of our conception and birth into the Kingdom of God. In John 1:12, we read, “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name”.
A baby in the womb is covered in “water” called the amniotic fluid. The amniotic fluid is the protective liquid contained by the amniotic sac of a gravid amniote. This fluid serves as a cushion for the growing foetus, but also serves to facilitate the exchange of nutrients, water, and biochemical products between mother and foetus.
Jesus said, “Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” [John 3:5]
The water, which is the word of God (Ephesians 5:26), is the spiritual amniotic fluid by which a person gets born again through inspiration of the Spirit.
“And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.” [Luke 1:35]
The Spirit and the Word work together to bring life into us. They give birth to the “holy thing” within us called “a son of God”. This happens through the believing and reception of the Word of God in the womb of the soul.
God was revealing that Man is His preferred dwelling. And this was even expressed during the encounter between Jesus and the rulers when He entered the temple and overthrew their merchandise within the temple.
John 2:18 Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things?
John 2:19 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.
The temple in which they then were was what was commonly called “the second temple,” built after the return of the Jews from Babylon (Matthew 21:12). This temple Herod the Great commenced repairing, or began to rebuild, in the eighteenth year of his reign – that is, sixteen years before the birth of Christ ( Josephus: Antiquities of the Jews, Book XV Section 1). The main body of the temple he completed in “nine years and a half” (Jos. ‘Ant.,’ xv. 5, 6), yet the temple, with its outbuildings, was not entirely complete in the time of our Saviour. Herod continued to ornament it and to perfect it even until the time of Agrippa (Jos. ‘Ant.,’ b. xx. chapter viii. Section 11). As Herod began to rebuild the temple sixteen years before the birth of Jesus, and as what is here mentioned happened in the thirtieth year of the age of Jesus, so the time which had been occupied in it was “forty-six years.”
It is no little wonder that over time, scientists discovered that human DNA has forty-six chromosomes. Twenty-three from the father and twenty-three from the mother. Do you think it is a coincidence?
Twenty-two of these pairs, called autosomes, look the same in both males and females. The 23rd pair, the sex chromosomes, differ between males and females.
Now, this is where you would need to patiently follow me in this article and understand a few things about your body build. This understanding is VERY important.
The term ‘chromosome’ itself comes from the Greek for colour (chroma) and body (soma) and came about because scientists noticed that special dyes stained the chromosomes in a certain colourful way. So, the sons of Adam named it as such.
An individual chromosome, too small to be seen by the naked eye, is made up of a single molecule of double-stranded DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) and protein. These long molecules of DNA are ‘coiled’ up around proteins called histones. Uncoiled and placed end to end, the DNA molecules from just one cell would be as long as six feet – yet once packaged up into chromosomes they can fit into the cell’s nucleus.
Together, the genetic material contained in an individual’s chromosomes forms the ‘genome’, with specific sections of DNA being called ‘genes’.
As mentioned above, the DNA molecule is formed in the shape of a double helix, similar in shape to a spiralling twisted ladder. Each side of the helix consists of a sugar-phosphate backbone with a ‘nucleotide base’ forming the half-rung. In DNA there are four nucleotide bases – adenine, thymine, cytosine and guanine, abbreviated to A, T, C and G respectively.
These bases help form the double helix when two base pairs link together, with A only linking to T and C only linking to G. This ‘complementary’ linking of bases is particularly important during cell division (a process called mitosis), when the DNA double helix ‘unzips’ and a new strand of DNA is produced to form two double strands.
These bases are also important because they code for proteins of the body. Sets of three bases form ‘codons’ which code for particular amino acids (the building blocks of proteins). The sequence GGG, for instance, codes for the amino acid ‘glycine’ and the sequence GTC for ‘valine’.
Each gene has the coding information for a protein or polypeptide, or a sequence of another type of nucleic acid called RNA (ribonucleic acid). Thus, the human genome codes for all the proteins in the body. These proteins can have different functions in the body. For instance, some proteins such as keratin, which is found in hair and nails, are structural. Other proteins may serve as enzymes – molecules that help certain chemical reactions in the body. Yet others can play a role in passing messages from one cell to another (cell signalling molecules) or in protecting humans against disease (e.g. antibodies).
In 2003 scientists around the world announced the results of an immense collaborative scientific effort, the final sequencing of the entire human genome – a sequence of around 3 billion base pairs. This was a scientific breakthrough of immense importance.
Studying the genetic sequence, known as genomics, of different individuals allows scientists to work out which genes are responsible for how our cells work or which genes are associated with particular human features – such as some medical conditions and how people might respond to medicines or chemicals that can interact with the genes.
Other medical conditions, such as type II diabetes, coronary heart disease and other long term conditions are probably associated with certain genes that have become defective due to constant interaction with certain rogue chemicals.
How does this relate to us? Or of what importance is this knowledge and understanding to us?
It takes us all the way back to Exodus 25 from that John 2. While Moses was with God on the mountain, God showed him a temple (or tabernacle) and instructed him to build the same model that he had seen.
This temple is very much akin to the human body, which was oblivious to Moses in Exodus 25, but revealed by Jesus Christ in John 2.
The temple is divided into three sections – the Outer Court, the Holy Place, and the Holy of Holies. The Outer Court is reminiscent of the Body. The Holy Place is reminiscent of the Soul, and the Holy of Holies represents the Spirit.
So, the Spirit is the Father and the Word is the Mother.
What do all these mean? God is executing His plan to rescue man from the consequences of sin. “For the wages or reward of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)
God HAS given us the gift of eternal life. A never-ending life. A life that death, in whatever form, cannot terminate – through Jesus Christ, by the rebirth of the Spirit and the Word. In essence, a new Man has been created in the image of God. He takes after the form of God. He has been reformatted to be like God.
In Genesis, after the Fall of Adam, God immediately took some steps to terminate evil from His Presence:
“And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:
“Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.
“So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.” [Genesis 3:22-24]
He put Cherubims to prevent the sin-infested-death-bound man from gaining access to the very secret of eternity – eternal life. This was to prevent man from putting “forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever”.
Since that time, the rebellious sons of Adam have explored every possibility to gain access to the tree of life and live forever. All manners of experiments have been conducted. People have tried all sorts of things – from using all kinds of herbs to killing other human beings and drinking their blood so as to add the lives of the victims to theirs.
None of these experiments has worked. This is simply because Cherubims have been doing a terrific job in preventing the sons of Adam in gaining access to the Tree. There are no trees of life, but a tree of life. Just one. And the name of that tree is Jesus Christ.
“…. but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)
Man’s ultimate quest is to live forever. He wanted to live forever like God, but impatience and narcissism made him jump the gun and Satan robbed him of his glory in exchange with death.
It has been given as a gift. “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” [Romans 6:23]
Since you got born again, a transformation started within you. It was the foundation for a greater future. God started recreating you in His own image. This is what the Gospel is about.
God took the clay and moulded the man. It was He alone who could activate the clay into a living being. It is He alone who can breathe into it or preserve its life. Every other spirit trying to breathe into it will never succeed.
Daniel interpreting the dream of Nebuchadnezzar, disclosed, “And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.” [Daniel 2:43]
The DNA is like a throne WITHIN us. God set it as such, It is only meant for Him. Of course, we have often seen attempts by demonic entities to sit on this throne. During this attempt, we witness human beings with supernatural powers (Acts 19:14-16).
They do things “normal” people can’t do or figure out. They think above the average, run above the average, and we call them “gods”. A god of music. A god of football. A good of running. A god of dancing, etc. See https://brotherjohn.org/the-beauty-and-the-beast-of-tattoos/
Right now the rulers of this world believe that they are technologically equipped enough to rewrite the DNA. Yes, they can manipulate the DNA using various processes such as the D-Wave Super Computer that has the ability to process the profiles of 7 billion people within seconds!
If you want to understand more about the technology of the world on this, read my article, “Distractions & the Fourth Dimension”. https://brotherjohn.org/distractions-the-fourth-dimension/
Let us focus on what concerns us about your Ark project; I also simplify a very complex process a little here. Jesus told Nicodemus, If I use earthly examples for you and you struggle to understand how will you understand heavenly examples? John 3 verse 12.
Your body has between 37 to 100 trillion cells (scientists tell us). Each cell consists of the DNA and the RNA. This is your genetical makeup. Two major processes take place in your genes, which are transcription and translation.
The DNA is a molecule that contains the instructions an organism needs to develop, live and reproduce. These instructions are found inside every cell and are passed down from parents to their children.
The DNA is found in the nucleus while the RNA remains in the cytoplasm of the cell. Your DNA performs a process called transcription.
This is the process by which the genetic information contained within DNA is re-written into messenger RNA (mRNA) by RNA polymerase.
The process of translation can be seen as the decoding of instructions for making proteins, involving mRNA in transcription as well as tRNA. The genes in DNA encode protein molecules, which are the “workhorses” of the cell, carrying out all the functions necessary for life.
That is, if you bruise your hand, it is your DNA that will release information to the RNA that that there is a need to repair the damage. Then your RNA will use that information to make the proteins necessary to repair the damage.
These two processes are happening every nanosecond of the day, either you are awake or asleep. In fact, one million cells in your body die every second. That means in one day, approximately 1.2 kg of cells die.
If either or both of these two processes slow down, you experience inflammation or some problem. When these two processes stop it becomes a huge problem. It means death in certain biological functions or to the entire body.
For example, you lose hair every day, but it is quickly replaced and you don’t notice the process. But, when you see a bald person, it means the RNA did not receive information from the DNA to create new hair strands, and as that process continues, the person starts getting bald. Or the DNA sent the information, but there were not enough chemicals in the body to make the needed proteins to create the hair strand.
Or worse still, when someone has cancer. The DNA has either been influenced to send a wrong message to the RNA to produce malignant cells or the RNA was badly influenced to produce such cells.
Please, follow me in this part, if you don’t understand, stop, get a cup of chamomile or green tea and read it again. This is the most interesting part and it is very important.
Now, around the cells and within the cells, there are chemicals entering and leaving it. It is like a 24/7 mall. These chemicals are highly influential in the behaviour of DNA and RNA.
For example, when there is too much sugar in the blood, the DNA and RNA are badly influenced or damaged by causing oxidative stress, which makes you look older than you should look. I won’t bore you with the complex process.
Also, as you drink either the chamomile or green tea, your DNA and RNA are positively influenced. Chemicals known as apigenin and catechin respectively are derived from these specific teas. These chemicals protect your DNA and RNA. This effect goes through your whole body. You look younger, you are healthier, your brain is protected from ageing, you lose weight, you are energetic, etc.
These good or bad chemicals that influence the DNA and RNA are part of what is known as epigenetic factors. Other factors are the environment, age, lifestyle, and disease state.
Unlike genetic changes, epigenetic changes are reversible and do not change your DNA sequence, but they can change how your body reads a DNA sequence.
So, we can safely conclude that epigenetics literally means “above” or “on top of” genetics. It refers to external modifications to DNA that turn genes “on” or “off.” These modifications do not change the DNA sequence, but instead, they affect how cells “read” genes.
In essence, your DNA is the throne of your life. The very place where the decisions of your life are being made or stopped.
Due to the discovery of what it takes to control or manipulate the DNA and RNA, the rulers of this world believe they are rich enough to recreate man.
Some do argue that this is impossible. I am not here to debate science, but I will ask you these: Your seedless tomatoes where do they come from? Your gluten-free wheat? Your mushrooms that refuse to turn brown? Ever heard of GMO foods? Ever heard of CRISPR? Go and do your proper research – you will discover that genes can be EDITED or MODIFIED!
But, I want you to focus on why God has allowed scientists to make such progress and what His people need to do with this knowledge through the eyes of the Spirit. That way, we would not be blind to the revelation that God has brought to us by prophetic scriptures.
One major factor in the environmental factor is speech. The things you say or hear all the time has a serious impact on your life, especially the health of your body systems.
This epigenetic factor is as strong, if not stronger, than the chemicals that can affect your DNA and RNA. Even when you are only speaking mentally, that is, thinking or meditating.
“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he ..” [Proverbs 23:7]. That means as he thinks in his heart so he becomes.
Jesus expanded on that statement and said, “For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.” [Matthew 12:37]
When God said, “… let the weak say, I am strong.” [Joel 3:10] The statement is a very strong epigenetic factor. As you speak those words, your genetic makeup, DNA and RNA, are positively influenced and start functioning the way they should.
In reality, your speech goes deeper than just influencing your body to be healed or become healthy. It influences the future of your heavenly body, too.
When Ezekiel was in the Valley of the Dry Bones. What do you think was happening? His speech was epigenetically transforming the dead bones into human beings. When Lazarus died and his body was already decaying what do you think happened when Jesus spoke to the dead body? His voice epigenetically influenced the dead man’s DNA and RNA to come alive and reverse the instance of death.
Dear saint, you have been equipped to do the same! But, you need to start with your own body. You build your ark, which the rulers of this world can never have influence over, through this same means.
Adam, in the beginning, spoke over animals and called them names. Whatever he named them stuck with them (Genesis 2:20).
When God sees His obedient children working by building their arks, it brings joy to His heart and also draws laughter at what the rulers of this world are relentlessly pursuing – to sit on the throne of God within Man (Psalm 2).
When Solomon completed his Tabernacle, God came to occupy His throne in the Most Holy place of the temple.
In Jesus, God was sitting on this throne and Jesus, who had been caught up to Him and His throne, was invincible! He could walk through walls, travel faster than the speed of light, disguise Himself in such a way that those knew Him would not even recognise Him.
“For God in full measure was pleased to be in him” [Colossians 1:19 BBE]
In other words, He could do things effortlessly. Cook without farming or shopping. He could catch fish without trawling. Time was no more an issue for Him. He fulfilled the promise of God that the sower shall overtake the reaper.
“Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him that soweth seed; and the mountains shall drop sweet wine, and all the hills shall melt.” [Amos 9:13]
Here is the process; You build by YOUR spiritual activities. And you have to be deliberate about it. Paul said “Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air.” [1 Corthinians 9:26]
When building a house you don’t put the roof materials in the foundation. You have to be purposeful and direct. All the things you need are contained in your Bible (this is one of the reasons why I keep saying that the Bible is the most powerful book on earth).
As I mentioned in the previous article, it is not enough to know, but you have to direct the knowledge with understanding.
“But wisdom will make any job easier. It is very hard to cut with a dull knife. But if you sharpen the knife, the job is easier.” [Ecclesiates 10:10 English Revised Standard]
When God wanted to create Adam, He had to make a clay mould, so He collected and mixed a sifted clay-rich soil with water. He was following a process He had planned out.
You would do well to realise that when God wanted to make Eve, He did not start from scratch as He did with Adam. He took out the material from the previous body.
“And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.” [Genesis 2:21-22]
And what is the Church? The Woman, that is, the Bride of Christ, the wife of the Last Adam (1Corinthians 15:45). And you are part of that Body of the Bride.
Your initial material is already there – your body. I have already written about the importance of this body in this article: Fight For Your Body! If you have not read it or can’t remember what it was saying, pause here and read it – https://brotherjohn.org/fight-for-your-body/
Since you made it to this point, I am happy to share with you the next article in this series: Let Us Make. This is the one you must not miss!
Don’t forget to share this series with your friends and family. More importantly, understand what the message is and seek to make it happen in your own life. Shalom †.
Thank you again Brother John! I knew you would come thru. I kept praying for coverance and deliverance if I needed to take that shot. We are fearfully and wonderfully made so I will not alter my DNA.