THE HOUSE that GOD BUILT
VOLUME 1 – THE CELL
BY: ROBERT D. TORANGO
THE CELL – DNA – THE BOOK OF LIFE
Psa. 77:5-11…5] I have considered the days of old, the years of ancient times. 6] I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with mine own heart: and my spirit made diligent search. 7] Will the Lord cast off for ever? and will he be favorable no more? 8] Is his mercy clean gone forever? doth his promise fail for evermore? 9] Hath God forgotten to be gracious? hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah. 10] And I said, This is my infirmity: but I will remember the years of the right hand of the most High. 11] I will remember the works of the LORD: surely I will remember thy wonders of old. (KJV)
Psa. 22:27… All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee. (KJV)
Remembrance. The ability to recall people and things and events of the past in a true and accurate fashion. For the most part, we accomplish this unique action by reason of something called memory. That is, our brain is able to store data from present events and deposit them in a storage bank, to be accessed at a later time to relive those events in the future. It is by reason of this wondrous gift of remembrance that we accomplish the task of learning. We learn from our past, by storing data from the past and recalling it when the occasion arises. This learning process was in place from the earliest parts of our development, indeed, it is recognized by most scientific research that our brain started storing banks of data even when we were in the womb. The sound of the heart beat of our mother, the tremble of her voice, the warmth and safety of her womb, all of this data was in place when the birth arrived, and assured a bond with our birth mother that we recognized when our infant body was first pressed to her bosom and we heard that same soothing tremble in her voice. In fact, I believe we can make a statement at this point that most would agree with, that life is lived out by reason of a constant evaluation of incoming data from our five known senses, from our birth to our death, and that evaluation of stored data, known as remembrance, determines to a large degree how we will interact with our surroundings. Our ability to evaluate this data in a true and concise way will determine our personality, our social skills, our familial skills, and so on. The inability to evaluate properly this data will lead to paranoia, low esteem, social degeneration, and can even lead to dementia and psychotic behavior.
So, as you can see, memory is a very vital part of our existence, and it is one of the many physical characteristics that man contains that is also used in the scriptural descriptions of God Himself. God is said to have a memory, and He also is able to choose to either access that data, or to selectively “forget” that data, just as we are able to do. Indeed, thanks be to God, we have a built-in process involved in our ability to remember that “purges” our memory banks from unwanted, or unneeded data as time goes by. It would be truly awful to continually relive each day over and over again in minute detail wouldn’t it? Most of us have had episodes where we lay down to try to go to sleep after an eventful day, when something either good or bad has happened, and we cannot “get it out of our head,” and we stay awake reliving it over and over, until we wish we could “shut it off” and get to sleep. Imagine that being an every day occurrence! That is why I call our ability to retrieve these memories to be selective for the most part. At other times, especially hurtful times, we seem not to be able to control the access of some of those stored events, and they will come to our remembrance and hold us captive to their recall, reliving those events all over again, as though they had happened just today, complete with the original heartache, bitterness, anger and such as were felt when the events originally took place.
Our brain performs much like this computer upon which I am typing. If I want to, I can make a few clicks with my mouse and bring to the screen other writings that I have typed in during days gone by and that I stored, or “memorized,” onto my hard disk drive. I am able to recall any number of things that I have “saved” and recall them in the same form they were in when I originally wrote them. There are other things that I have written upon this computer that I did not deem necessary or appropriate to “store,” and those things I “deleted,” or told the computer not to make them accessible to me. The reason that I added the word, “accessible” to that last statement, is that, in fact, even though I tell the computer to “delete” those things I didn’t want to recall, that does not mean they were “destroyed,” only removed from my ability to remember them in the usual fashion. They are still around, just not accessible! So also is the events of our life.
The brain does not “destroy” the past, it just stores this data in a place of inaccessibility, so far removed from my short term and ordinary long term memory that I will more than likely never remember it again. There are times, however, when we have received memories of past events that we had relegated to the deepest parts of our memories. In a burst of remembrance we might recall an event from our past that we hadn’t thought of since it happened and we “relive” that event like as though it happened at that present moment. Sometimes, people have reported a remembrance of events that happened when they were infants, a time of our life that we usually don’t recall with great accuracy by reason of the “deleting” of old information that our brain automatically undertakes. How often we have heard it said that just before a person goes through a life-threatening event they report that, “my whole life passed before my eyes!” These “windows” of remembrance serve to remind us that there are so many things about ourselves that we still do not know. The brain is our seat of knowledge, and we depend upon it for all of our communication and contact with the external world. It receives data from our eyes, ears, mouth, skin and performs a constant evaluation of that incoming data, giving us second by second readings of that data. The skin is constantly monitoring the outside temperature and sends messages to the brain that in essence says, “Too Hot,” “Too Cold,” “Just Right,” which, by the way, is especially evident in our dear wives at a certain time of their life, which can lead to extreme adjustments of heating and air conditioning units, much to the consternation of those with more normal data retrieval. Ha.
Other sensations that the skin constantly monitors may illicit a message like, “Something is crawling up the right arm and it feels like a spider,” by which, depending upon the memories of the individual’s past events involving spiders, this message may invoke a response from the brain that will leap to an unfounded evaluation of this message and declare to the rest of the body that there is a huge, ugly, poisonous spider crawling on the right arm and is obviously getting ready to sink it’s inch long fangs into it. Immediately, the message is given to the eyes to view this tragedy and give immediate data to the brain. At the same time, the brain gives instructions to the throat and mouth to get ready to let loose a loud and horrible scream as soon as the brain receives visual evidence of this gruesome and heart stopping event. Instantly, the left arm starts to swing toward the prescribed area of danger, ready to mete out a punishment worthy of biblical times, a life for a life, a fang for a fang, poison for poison, well, you get the picture. Finally, after what seems like an eon to the brain, the eyes focus on the attacker, the pupils dilated, eyelids flung wide, ready to give the brain it’s anticipated confirmation of doom. But, instead of a huge, ugly, poisonous spider, the eyes send back a visual of another creature, one that is instantly sent to the memory banks to be analyzed and instantly the brain is told that this thing is a beautiful, harmless butterfly. Along with this information comes related memories of when the individual used to play with the butterflies in the backyard when a child. Pictures of softness, grace, beauty abound with this memory and instantly new instruction go out. To the arm the message is, “For heaven’s sake, please don’t squish this lovely creature on my arm,” and to the mouth, “Shut your lips and hold tongue to roof of mouth and try to stifle the scream so no one sees us screaming by reason of a sweet little butterfly.”
To the casual onlooker, all of these instructions would have taken place in milliseconds and all that would have been seen was someone jumping and being startled for an instant. This kind of episode happens throughout every minute of our life, and this event will be stored in the memory banks of the brain to be used in the future, no doubt to be recalled and used as part of the evaluation process the next time the skin feels something crawling upon it.
In fact, our entire life has been shaped and formed by these sort of actions and reactions, with the brain being the master evaluator and command giver. From our earliest beginnings, we have been collecting data and learning the proper responses to that information, gauging how much something weighs before we attempt to lift it, analyzing what speed something is traveling, such as a baseball, and how much strength will be needed to catch it or throw it, and on and on. Our whole life is a process of learning. But there are also many things that we do without thinking or analyzing. Such as breathing. Most of us are not aware of how many times a minute we take a breath, and unless we are physically active, it is an action that we accomplish without conscious attention. It is one of the autonomous functions our body takes care of on it’s own. We continue to breath normally even while sleeping, thank the Lord, and we also breath much differently while asleep, as our body uses this time of inactivity to restore itself in many ways. We also have no conscious thought about the beating of our heart, although it varies throughout the day and night, automatically responding to hundreds of signals sent to it by the body it serves, and beats faster or slower according to the need of blood and oxygen that our cells demand. During strenuous exercise, our cardiovascular and pulmonary systems will increase their activity to meet the demands of our muscles and tissues, pumping oxygen rich blood to our cells, and picking up poisonous carbon monoxide from the cells and transporting it to our lungs to be expelled.
This exchange of death for life happens every time we take a breath and exhale a breath, all without our mental attention. Oxygen is breathed into our lungs and it is transported to a part of our lungs known as the “alveoli,” where it is picked up by a red blood cell. The red blood cell carries it to a designated area of the body where the demand has been given, and is deposited to the depleted cell. An exchange is made, where the cell rids itself of the waste product of its former oxygen supply, which in this case would be carbon dioxide, and takes on the newly arrived oxygen molecule and puts it to use in performing the work of the cell’s economy. The carbon dioxide molecule is absorbed by the red blood cell and is transported back to the alveoli and dropped off, and then the process is repeated, over and over again. Inhale, oxygen is received, exhale, carbon dioxide is removed, breath in, LIFE, breath out, DEATH. What a marvelous witness to the exchange that took place at the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. A life for a life, out of death comes life, an exchange whereby we may live by breathing in the life of the Lord Himself into our being. In fact, when the King James bible uses the word “air” when describing the “catching up” of the believers in I Thessalonians 4:17, the following is the Strong’s definition for the Greek word from which “air” is translated.
109 aer (ah-ayr’);from aemi (to breathe unconsciously, i.e. respire; by analogy, to blow); “air” (as naturally circumambient):
So, we can see that the “air” Paul was talking about us being caught up into, was not some kind of high altitude, 30,000 foot atmosphere of the natural sky, but a “breath” of air, which, according to the illustrations I have given above, would be a place of exchange, our death for His life, our sorrow for His joy, our corruption for His incorruption, our sins for His redemption. Praise God! The most magnificent thing about this is that it has been implemented as a type and shadow in this “House” that God built in the garden, a pulmonary exchange of tin for silver, brass for gold, man’s limited life, for God’s unlimited life. What a mighty God we serve!
I feel assured that we can safely declare, in light of these few examples we have given, that we have another “mind,” or intellect in us than what we may have formerly thought. Although the brain has been our “headquarters” for most of our life, we do have evidence that there was a “pre-brain” mind in existence from our earliest beginnings, even from the time that the sperm first invaded the egg, an intelligence that is not found in the organ of the brain, but is found in every cell of our body. I know this is a difficult concept for our “brain” to grasp, but there has been and is even now, another MIND in our body, one that is not located in the skull only, but which is evident in every part of our being.
Let me ask you a few questions about some things that we are all familiar with and maybe this will help us to come to grips with this MIND of the DNA. Let us first of all read the following scripture.
Phil 2:5-11…5] Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6] Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7] But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 8] And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. 9] Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10] That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11] And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (KJV)
Naturally, when we read this scripture we don’t believe for one moment that the “mind” this scripture is talking about is the physical brain of Jesus. What “mind” is it talking about then? It is obviously talking about a “mind” that was with Him from the beginning, one that enabled Him to “take on the form of a servant” though it also contained the memory banks of being “equal with God.” This “mind” was such that Jesus was able to draw upon it’s resources when needed, as in the garden of Gethsamene, where one can see such a clear cut example of the “brain” of Jesus wrestling with the “mind” of the Christ, in which the “brain” looks for a more logical and less mortal solution to Calvary, and the “mind” has the final say, “Nevertheless, not my will, but thine be done.” So it is with us, the heirs of His salvation. Our brain wrestles constantly with our “mind,” always gravitating to the mundane and trying to convince us to be “normal” and line up on the same line with all other logical creatures. This is all the brain knows, analyzing data and coming to logical conclusions, and this is the reason that Paul writes the following words.
Rom 8:5-7…5] For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. 6] For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7] Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. (KJV)
We now know, after reading this scripture, that there are 2 minds, carnal and spiritual, and it is the carnal mind that is the enmity between us and God, not our body, not our members, not those around us, but our brain, the natural computer of our body that continually gives us the wrong diagnosis of spiritual data. It was the “brain” of Eve that desired the fruit of the tree of good and evil and the “brain” of Adam that reasoned with her that it was indeed something they could do and get away with. It was the “brain” of Adam and Eve that convinced them to hide from God in the cool of the evening because they were naked, having no clue that they could not hide from His face. Knowledge is what was released in them, natural knowledge of good and evil. It was at this crucial moment when the seat of power in Adam was shifted, from his heart to his brain. Before the fall, Adam served God from his heart, and viewed everything around him from the heart. This is why he had no knowledge of nakedness, regret, sorrow, and the other things that he felt after partaking of the tree of good and evil. Evil was present, but it had no control over him, since his source of life was in his heart.
It is not by coincidence that the serpent is described in Genesis as being the most “subtle,” or cunning, of the beasts in the garden. Cunning is a term that brings to mind the ability to deceive and to trick, which is what the brain is best at. It is the brain that will lie to get out of something, but it is the heart that feels regret over the lie. This is true universally, in every human, the heart will react adversely at an untruth. This is why the courts have come to rely on a very simple test to verify the testimony of witnesses. It is known as the lie detector test, and it measures the involuntary reaction of an individual’s body when it’s brain tells a lie, a reaction that is controlled by the heart! Amazing, is it not? The brain has become so proficient and capable of telling a lie without giving off facial or physical clues to the untruth, that the courts could not tell if anyone was lying or not. So, they instituted a religious statement that hopefully would strike enough fear into man that he would not lie under the oath. As anyone who has ever been a witness to a court proceeding or watched Perry Mason on TV can attest to, the witness will be told to put their left hand on a bible, to raise their right hand, and swear “to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God.” As you know, even this dramatic appeal to the inherent fears of man’s reward of eternal consequences for telling an untruth did not keep people from lying before the court. It was then, in 1924, that the courts started using a test known as a “polygraph,” or lie detector test. It consisted of a pneumograph tube fastened around a subjects chest and it registered the blood pressure, heart rate and respiration of the subject as they answer questions. The readings are then mechanically penned onto a sheet of paper and are used to show apparent differences in reactions to “truthful” statements versus “untruthful” statements, such as, “Is your name Bob Torango? Do you live in Dickson, TN? Did you commit murder on the night of the 16th of June, 1998?” Although there have been a few “heartless” individuals that have been known to get by this test, it has been widely used in our courts as a means to bypass the “cunning” of the brain and tap into the true “mind” of our being, the one that comes from God and cannot lie, the heart.
Our spiritual mind, the mind of Christ, is located not in our head, but in the heart. It is this “mind” that we are learning to live out of, move out of, have our being out of. To those that are moving on into the fullness of the change and the eventual evolvement from corruptible to incorruptible and mortal to immortal, this is our next step, our next evolvement. We are returning back to our original state of mind, our original position with the Father, before the fall, before the putting on of flesh, back into a way of thinking that will make us fit representatives of the Father’s love for creation. The brain serves God through the ritualistic trappings of religion, through forms and traditions, things that it can relate to and not be required to deny physical data that it has come to rely on for everyday living. The brain has served us all well in that respect, and I am in no way saying that God wants us to all become brain dead and sit in a corner and drool. But I am saying that we cannot continue to let the brain be our center of expression in God. It must not be allowed to rule our lives as it has done in the past, making us compete with one another in the ministry, running the race for the accolades of people instead of the favor of the Lord. It is our brain that creates paranoia in us, making us to think that we must look out for the big No. 1, since no one else will. It is the brain that brings us hate, envy, jealousy, prejudice, bias, dishonesty, lust, greed, and so many other brain generated emotions. All of these are readily discerned as coming from our head, not our heart.
In fact, this is such a widely known discernment amongst mankind that without any spiritual gift, this difference between our heart and our head, and what emotions arise from those two areas, has been incorporated into the every day speech of mankind. Have you ever heard anyone say, when caught in an act of rage or violence, “I am sorry, I lost my head for a while”? Notice that they don’t say, “I lost my heart.” In truth, they did lose their heart, for it is the heart that keeps the brain from gravitating to it’s lowest levels, which accounts for the difference between murder that is tried as a murder of passion, and another kind of murder which is premeditated murder, one that involves cunning and a great deal of planning. Conversely, when we fall in love with someone, and we miss them, we say, “My heart aches for you,” not “my head aches for you.” When a lover hurts us, we say, “they broke my heart,” not “they broke my head.” Poets throughout the ages have lauded the heart as the seat of love, that area in our chest that all mankind has universally come to know as the region of our body that love expresses itself through.
Jesus Himself identified this region of our body as the area that the rivers of living water would spring up from, which the King James translates as the word “belly,” but the Greek describes it as the “inner most part of our being.” The new age folks have long identified this region as the center of our spirit, calling the solar plexus the “eye” of our being. For once, they are right. It is the heart that is the gate of our true self. Who we are in our brain is the false, camouflaged self, the self that is the “Id” of our being. It is individual, self centered, self sufficient, self absorbed, self-serving. Sound like anyone you know? In truth, we all know these traits quite well, they are us without the influence of our heart.
The brain has “built” us, from our inception, out of data it has compiled throughout our earthly existence. I have described the brain as a computer, and it has built us the same way that Hollywood has used the computer technology to create “computer generated” images on the screen. Today, if a director wants a cast of thousands, or even millions, all he has to do is “create” computer images of people that are put into the background of the scene. Monsters are being put on the screen that are nothing more than data entered into a computer which generates that data into an image, an image that looks real, moves realistically, acts real, but is nothing more than manipulated data. We also have been living a lie, acting out of data that has convinced us that it is real, when in fact; it is only an illusion, a projection of the brain, a monster. In reality, every man has the image of God in him, born with it, and every man has been formed by the brain to cover over that image and to deny its existence.
The recovery of our true self is the process that we are involved in at this present age. In order to accomplish this recovery, there will have to be a time of “remembrance” of who we are.
Ps 137:1-6…1] By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion. 2] We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof. 3] For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion. 4] How shall we sing the LORD’s song in a strange land? 5] If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning. 6] If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy. (KJV)
Some people in the kingdom word do not understand our discontent. They think we should spend our days and nights playing on our harps and singing giddy little praise songs, with catchy tunes and insignificant messages, but we are in search for our Jerusalem and we find ourselves in a “strange land.” We realized this was a strange land by reason of our awakening, and we are having a remembrance of our true mother, our true homeland, our true inheritance. It is this remembrance that is making us discontent and is making the gold of the brain look tarnished and rusted. The illusion is melting and we are starting to draw from our pre-Adamic roots, a place and time of which we have no comparisons in this present dimension, and so we must ascend into the heavens to receive our witness, of which a host of beings are more than willing to give us their assurance that indeed, “God was in this place, and I knew it not.”
In truth, we remembered it not. Memory, according to the brain, is a process of learning. All of us can remember the times when we were children and we had to memorize the mathematical tables of addition, subtraction, and multiplication. This prepared us for life as it was designed in the present world, and it is a knowledge that has stayed with most of us throughout our lives. Even so, memory plays a large part in our walk in the Lord. There is a difference between these memories and the earthly memories. The earthly memories are usually given to us by a teacher, whether it be a parent or a school master. We memorized by seeing something done or said and we copied that into our life. Many animals learn to hunt and survive in dangerous times by watching their parents perform these skills. I have seen baby fawns watching the mother deer’s reactions and at the shake of an ear or a wiggle of the tail they scurry into hiding. There is learned behavior, but there is also behavior that is not learned, but is mysteriously resident without the benefit of a teacher.
A good example of this unlearned behavior is an experience I had with a female German Shepherd of mine years ago. We were wanting some pups from her so I bred her to a beautiful male Shepherd and then anxiously awaited the blessed event. I made all of the preparations that I felt necessary for this new and awesome event by making her a nice, comfortable bed in our basement, complete with a warm, clean blanket, next to the furnace where she would be warm, and was prepared to stay up with her all night to help her figure this birth thing out, because she never went through this before and had no one to show her how to do it! Right. As it came about, she didn’t have her puppies on my nice blanket, and didn’t have them by the furnace, and didn’t wait for me to guide her through the birthing process, but one day showed up with these beautiful, healthy puppies. All by herself! As it turned out, something took her over and she was guided through this new experience by an inherent intuition, an inherited memory from her past, a “mind” that demanded that she find a secluded spot, free from prying eyes of both friend or enemy, and a “mind” that instructed her how to give birth to each puppy one at a time and then to bite open the birth sac that enclosed each puppy and then to eat it for nourishment. She licked each puppy clean and began to offer her belly to them to allow them to nurse. Amazing!
Who taught her these things? I didn’t, although I wanted to! The scientific world calls this mysterious memory, “instinct” which is a vague term, which really means, “I don’t what in the world it is or where it comes from.” Instinct is a very unscientific term, but is something that the world has settled upon to describe this odd, non-brain, type of behavior. We see this same inherited memory in other species, such as the wondrous journey of the salmon, bruising itself on rocks and waging a fierce battle against currents to get back to the exact stream and location where it was birthed from, and once there, to spawn and to give life. Geese are known to leave the place of their birth and to migrate over hundreds of miles, and then to come back home again, returning over many miles to the place of their birth. Sea turtles lay and bury their eggs a relatively long distance from the sea shore, up on the beach, and then leave the eggs never to return again. The baby turtles must break out of the shells, dig their way to the surface, and then, by an unknown method, find the proper direction to the sea and crawl to the water in order to survive. All of these things are done without the mind, since it is not a memory of past events, but is a KNOWLEDGE, not a learning, but a KNOWING!
Indeed, some things are learned, and thank God for those things we have learned in Him by the examples laid out before us by the leadership of the ministry. We have needed the schoolmaster, the teachers, the prophets, the apostle, the evangelist and the pastor. However, we who have entered into this great and terrible Day of the Lord, those of us that have surrendered ourselves to this intuitive walk of life, we have come to know that from this point onward we must be led by more than learned behavior, and we must be consumed by that part of us that has always been, that was there from the beginning, and that “mind” is what is speaking to us from our heart, the center of our being, and is leading us out of the beaten path of examples of men, and is bringing us to a place apart where we can be “unmade,” dissolved, unclothed, rent, revealed, manifested. There is in us a passing away, a melting with fervent heat, elements of a brain built earth are passing with a loud noise, heavens that have been created by an unheavenly brain are being shook and the shaking will not stop until everything in this earth and these heavens that can be shook is cast down, and only that which was with us from the beginning remains.
There are some things in God that cannot be taught, that have no types and no shadows that are pre-creation, pre-adamic, pre-fall. Those things are beyond preaching about, singing about, reading about. They are things that we just KNOW, having no need for witness nor confirmation. God Himself said that He would make a New Covenant with us. Let us read this very interesting scripture.
Heb 8:6-11…6] But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises. 7] For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second. 8] For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah: 9] Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord. 10] For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people: 11] And they shall not teach every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest. (KJV)
Do you see the change of order? “They shall not teach” for “all shall KNOW me!” All that we have done so far is teach creation, showing them contrasts between good and evil, showing them how to live the Christian life, how to keep themselves from the appearance of evil, how to tithe, how to praise, how to pray, etc. The Day is here, in it’s first rays of dawn, in which we will NOT BE TAUGHT, but we will KNOW!.
Oh friend, this is really stirring my inner man up! I have had one of the greatest experiences of God in my life just recently. I don’t know if I can relate all of it to you, as some of it is beyond words. I was listening to the Lord speaking this subject to me a couple of months ago, dealing with me on the walk of the heart, the life of the heart, the difference between being taught Christ, and knowing Christ, and I suddenly started to FEEL my heart. Now, doctors will tell you that you should never feel your heart, that a healthy heart is one that you never notice! Well, I started noticing mine! In a new and living way, glory to God! My heart started to speak to me, not in words, but in concepts. I felt one with my heart like I had never felt before. I came home from a trip and Charlotte told me that she saw a man on the television that had some interesting things to say about the heart. My ears perked up because of this recent and ongoing experience I was having. This man had written a book and we went out to the bookstore and purchased it.
The man is Paul Pearsall and the book is, “The Heart’s Code.” It is a very interesting book in that Mr. Pearsall is a psychoneuroimmunologist, a licensed psychologist who studies the relationship between the brain, immune system, and our experiences of the outside world. He has had more than 30 years of Western scientific training in this field, founded a large psychiatric clinic, and has been director of behavioral medicine in a cardiac rehabilitation program for heart attack victims designed to help heal their heart through significant lifestyle changes and the development of a more balanced psychological view of living, a program they called, “Change of Heart.” Ten years ago, while running this program, Mr. Pearsall found out he had cancer, Stage IV lymphoma, with a small chance for survival. Needless to say, he did survive, and he attributes his survival to what he calls “The Heart’s Code,” a method of tapping into the wisdom and power of our heart energy. I was blessed by this in that the theories that Mr. Pearsall postulates in his book follow along with what I am writing on, that there is a mind that is not “brain centered,” but heart centered. This theory is based on the new findings of “cellular memory” and their role in the Mind/Body/Spirit connection. Mr. Pearsall asks these questions and discusses their possibilities in his book:
Is it possible that the heart has its own form of intelligence that, because of our evolved dependence on our brain for interpretation of our experiences, we are seldom aware of?
Although very discreetly and in a much different way than the brain, can the heart literally perceive and react on its own to the outside world, and communicate an info-energetic code of that reaction through a network of tens of thousands of miles of vessels and 75 trillion cells?
Have we been too “brain focused” in our search for the mind, failing to see that the heart might be an informational and energetic cornerstone of a three-component or triune “Mind,” made up of a heart that energetically integrates the brilliantly adaptive brain with its miraculously self-healing body?
Is it possible that much of what our triune Mind experiences is stored within us as retrievable info-energetic cellular memories?
Wow. Maybe we haven’t received the right answers in science because we haven’t been asking the right questions! I may not agree with everything Mr. Pearsall proposes in this book, but it is amazing to me that a man of obvious scientific breeding would be able to go beyond the normal, sterile confinements of the scientific community and to look into things of the heart that are so spiritual. In truth, it took a death-life experience for him to come to this place. He became one with his heart, in much the same way I experienced, although, in my case, without the urging of cancer, and found that he could communicate with his heart and also with other hearts, gaining strength from his loved ones and even influencing the medicines and machines that were treating him. He has also put together an impressive collection of testimonies from actual case histories of heart transplant recipients, of which some very startling changes are observed in the transplant recipients, such as changes in food taste, recreational enjoyment, personality traits, all of which are said to be the same traits as the heart donors before they passed on.
One particular case involved a female doctor that described having an eight-year-old patient, female, who received the heart of a murdered ten-year-old girl. Her mother brought her to the doctor when she started screaming at night about her dreams of the man who had murdered her donor. She said her daughter knew who it was. After several sessions, the doctor just could not deny the reality of what this child was telling her. Her mother and the doctor finally decided to call the police and, using the descriptions from the little girl, they found the murderer. He was easily convicted with evidence the little girl provided. The time, the weapon, the place, the clothes he wore, what the little girl he killed had said to him… everything the little heart transplant recipient reported was completely accurate.
Scary, huh? But something we must face and come to an understanding about. I told you that we were going to get into some things during this study that were outside the parameters of the old time gospel story. This is certainly one of those times. Is there a cellular memory that abides resident in our cells, passed on from parent to child, encased within the DNA molecule and thus far unread or manifested except in infrequent episodes? I believe so. I don’t have a whole lot of “scientific” or “religious” material to draw on, but in my heart, in the center of my being, I feel a witness, and we must be able to trust our inner witness more so than leaning on the logical, natural witness of our brain.
Wouldn’t it be awful for us to come to the moment of instinctual action, and then to balk and wait for something from the brain to tell us it is the right way to go? None of the turtles had that feeling that left the beach, none of the salmon balked when driven up the stream, and we must also be willing to throw ourselves upon that MIND that was in Christ Jesus! Many of us have had a decision to make in our lives and we heard a voice in us, from somewhere outside of our head, insomuch that if someone asked us where the voice came from, we would tell them it came from and reverberated through our whole body! In fact, this is the most oft used description that I have heard from someone that has truly heard the voice of God. It wasn’t audible! If the truth were told, I don’t believe the true, pure voice of God is audible, but is, in fact, that voice that fills all of our being, so much so that it transcends our auditory senses and speaks with such witness and remembrance that we instantly know it as the voice of Him that lives forevermore. It is by reason of this “knowing” of God’s voice that we have been brought out and separated from the world in order to be re-acquainted with this “brainless” communication of our heavenly Father.
In a sense, we have lost our way. One of the most beautiful stories in the scriptures is about the father with 2 sons. The youngest son comes to the father one day and demands his inheritance. The father gives it to him and the young man goes into a far country and squanders all of his money on riotous living, seeming to have lost his mind. He ends up working in a swine field, and is so hungry that he is envious over the corn husks the swine are eating. Then, something happens to the young man, and the scriptures declare this event with such witness to the subject we are writing on, that I had to have you read it.
Luke 15:17-18…17] And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! 18] I will arise and go to my father… (KJV)
He came to himself!! What self? The real self, the self that knew his father and him were one, and the self that would never have left the father’s house in the beginning. He came into his right MIND! The scriptures tell us of another man that was out of his mind, filled with spirits that were Legion, a man that no man could tame, and roamed the grave yards day and night, filled with rage and torment. Then, Jesus came to him and drove the spirits out of him and the scriptures said that the man sat at the feet of Jesus, IN HIS RIGHT MIND. An idle mind IS the devils’ workshop!
Our right mind is in our heart, the place where God said He would dwell, not in our brain, but in our heart. The heart will never lead us wrong. If the world operated out of the heart, there would be no wars, no famines, no crime, no riots, no violence, no lack and no need. If the heart had its way, we would all reach out to the needy, give our time to the hopeless, quit living for ourselves and start living for others. Marriages would stay together, our children would be a blessing, our neighbor would be our friend, the kingdom of God would be in full operation in the earth, if we could just live our lives out from the abundance of our heart.
There is indeed a remembrance going on in us. When the Lord allowed me to communicate with my heart in such a way, I had no enemies. By that I mean, I loved everyone, those that loved me and those that hated me, regardless of their relationship toward me, my relationship toward them was loving, forgiving, understanding. I had only blessings to give to them, and still do. I have been delivered from my enemies! The truth is, if you allow your enemies to remain your enemies, then you are defeated, and you are bound to that hatred that your enemies feel for you. When we live out of our heart we are able to first of all, release ourselves, and then eventually we release others. After the resurrection of Jesus, and before the upper room experience, the Lord did a strange thing to the disciples.
John 20:19-23…19] 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. 20] And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord. 21] Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. 22] And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost: 23] Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained. (KJV)
There’s the breath again, isn’t it? Just think, all the disciples were huddled in the fear of the brain, in a room with the door shut, thinking that they were going to be next for crucifixion, when Jesus appears inside the room. He then does an act that seems to be a preview of the upper room experience, but it was much more than that. He is giving us a peek at the power that the Father bestowed upon the Son, as He precludes this act of breathing by the words, “Peace unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.” Then comes the breath, and an exchange of death for life, with the words, “Receive ye the Holy Ghost: Whosoever sins ye remit, they are remitted UNTO THEM; whosoever sins ye retain, they are retained.” I have heard this preached in a lot of places that we were going have the power to forgive the sins of people, or, if they were our enemies, to not forgive them. The truth is, the remitting of sins, according the Greek, is an act of freedom, in which we strip them of their obligation to sin, freeing those that could not free themselves, believing for those that cannot believe for themselves. This is exactly how the Father sent Jesus, and it is how He is sending us. The second part of the verse is a retaining of sins, not holding back the power to forgive, but actually taking upon ourselves the sins, swallowing them up and ingesting them, until the captive goes free, and this also is exactly how the Father sent Jesus. We must free our enemies! Unconditionally! We cannot hold them to a grudge, waiting for them to come on bended knee to us and asking our forgiveness. That is how the brain would love to have it! But the heart is ready to forgive now, indeed, the heart has already forgiven, love has already covered, mercy has already been granted, and the blessings of the Father have already been requested. Oh, what a release is in us! Never again to be the victims of abuse, held captive to the acts done against us, but we are free from it all, our heart overflows with the love of the Father and we have nothing but goodness and kindness to deal out, friend or foe.
Our brain will tell us that we are only setting ourselves up for a painful heartbreak, bitter disappointment when our enemies refuse to treat us in the same forgiving manner. The brain views this as a position of vulnerability, “wearing our heart on our sleeve,” leaving ourselves wide open to be hurt. But, what is love if not vulnerability? Isn’t that what makes the difference between our casual acquaintances and our intimate friends? Those that we love we open up to in ways that we would never dare in the presence of our enemies. Even so, there will always be the risk of being “hurt’ when love is present. In fact, hurt is always present when one loves, and it is one of the “risks” anyone takes when they fall in love. In deed, it is one of the honors of falling in love, which hurt only lasts a little while and then, after time has eased the pain, we are ready to love again. As it has been said, “Tis better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all.” Hurt is quite simply one of the side effects of love. Ah, but to know the joy and pleasure of love, for that we will climb mountains, cross valleys, spend our last dollar, do whatever it takes to have that love fulfilled. Jesus “so loved the world” that He gave His life, and we will do the same before it is all over with. Have you ever been hurt over love? Then most blessed are you… Because you have been initiated into a wondrous clan, of those that have dared to love completely and unconditionally. Some never have, to their detriment.
This is one of the truest of all realities that we will encounter in this Day. It is what the whole message of reconciliation is based upon, and it is what the Father Himself has built the rest of the house upon. Love never fails. Everything else will fail, tongues may cease, prophecies may fail, heaven and earth may pass away, the moon may be turned into blood, the sun may refuse to shine, the oceans may dry up, but one thing you can be assured of, in fact, you can bank your life and your eternal future upon this one thing, love will conquer all, it will never fail. It will continue to, simply, love.
THE HOUSE that GOD BUILT, Volume 1, Study 9 [Robert D. Torango] ~ BOOK 1