BY: BARBARA J. STRAUSER
MAY 1, 2006
“For while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. Now it is God who has made us for this very purpose and has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come“. (2 Corinthians 5:4, 5)
As the elect focus their vision not on the world but upon Christ they will be changed – changed to the dead to the world but alive in Christ! They will be made alive by means of *inversion as they are infused with the Life of Christ. These are transformed from a mirror image to the exact representation of the Firstborn Son of God. They are the ones who have “eaten His flesh and drunk His blood“, the ones Jesus promised to raise up on the last day.
When one is pierced by the word of God a new substance is introduced into their life. A new pattern for hereditary characteristics is set – a new DNA, if you will, is formed. This causes a reaction that brings changes, which transform one from the person they once were to a reversed image of the fallen nature. He has a new nature and a new genealogy to draw from, and it is from our Heavenly Father. One so changed in his inward parts is of the same outward structure but of a different *substance. In time further changes will take place. The *form of the structure will also be altered.
In the most infinitesimal part of our being we will be changed as we focus on Christ, and it is His Spirit who bombards our being until this change occurs. It is in the atomic structure of the molecules of our being that the change will occur as the new life of the recreated spirit is fed and nurtured by the Spirit of Christ. The flow of life will be changed from that of the blood to the Life of eternal man, which is Christ’s Spirit. The appearance of eternal man will depend upon from what plane he is viewed. God sees all things from the eternal realm so His observation would be quite different from that of natural man observing from a worldly vantage point. Eternal man will appear in transverse light rather than light of the natural realm — such as from the sun, moon or stars. He will radiate light as a light-bearer rather than a light-reflector. He may seem the same to those who see him from an external point of view, but the Eternal sees each one according to his inward nature.
CHARACTER BEARS WITNESS TO THE SOUL – SEEN ONLY BY GOD,
REVEALED IN THE LIGHT
The Lord comes with us (the Life) as we are hidden in Him. It is then that we may say with Paul, “It is no longer I who live, but Christ!”
Until one is in Christ there can be no rising up – alive in Christ and dead to the world. The living, breathing human body is not required to come to death but to be transformed by LIFE. There will be a new imprint in the blood for the blood is the life-support of the earth bound life of the soulish area of humanity. This imprint will change the form of the blood to a River of Life for the soul. Then one’s inheritance is in Christ and it is of the heavenly realm in mankind.
The molecular configuration of any life depends upon the nucleus of his atoms. They set the pattern by which the whole is formed. The original form in the nuclei of the cells is the pattern for the subsequent development until the substance of the pattern is changed. Then a transforming work is begun. A mirror image of the original is set. The exact opposite of the structure that had been bound to death will set the formation of the new creature. The pattern now in place is LIFE and it will reproduce only in its kind. This transformation will just occur. It is of God, and the work is wholly His.
Eternal man is the manifested presence of Christ in His many-membered body. He is the church united, the flesh of Jesus healed, the Holy City come to earth. His form is the outworking of his substance. He is faith and love set forth in righteousness. He is the effulgence of God’s joy – the quintessential crown of God’s glory come to earth. (The Eternal Son presented in the many– membered body.)
*1 inversion: a) a reversal of position, order, form, or relationship; b) the condition of being turned inward or inside out
*2 substance: ultimate reality that underlies all outward manifestations and change
*3 form: the essential nature of a thing as distinguished from its matter
*4 transverse light: light from a parallel position, as from within or as glistering (glistering: to shoot forth bursts of light)
The molecular configuration of any life depends upon the nucleus of his atoms. The nucleus will reproduce in exact kind. When a new nucleus is formed (Christ in you the hope of glory) it will be the exact opposite (reversed) of the first. (Adam) WE SHALL APPEAR WITH HIM IN GLORY!!
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