THE NEW COMPOUND MAN
BY: ROBERT D. TORANGO
52] Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is likeunto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old. (KJV)
12] Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
13] Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
14] In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
15] Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
16] For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible,whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
17] And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
18] And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
19] For it pleased the Father that in him should all fullness dwell;
20] And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.
21] And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled
22] In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:
23] If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister; (KJV)
In the beginning, there was God. Out of God came forth everything that we see and know today. All material things, natural things, spiritual things came from Him. All motion, processes, actions, reactions, interactions, states, conditions, changes, have all come from Him, the source of all things, the original Creator and Architect of all that is. Everything exists because of Him. Not only what we know about, what we can see and what we can prove exists, but those things beyond our capabilities to perceive, other universes, other life forms, beyond the galaxies of our existence, whatever exists only does so because of the creativeness of our Heavenly Father.
In our world, there are lessons to be learned about this mysterious and incomprehensible Creator. We see His handiwork in the things that He has made and by this we can surmise certain things about the One that created them. First, He has an unlimited ability to create things that are diverse from one another, but yet are still connected in some way. Indeed, if one studies His creation thoroughly, what will come to the forefront and stand out like a beacon of enlightenment concerning this Creative Force, is that all things He has created has a relationship with each other that determines their continuance of existence. Our planet and our galaxy is dependent upon these relational similarities to stay viable. Outer space in relationship to our planetary atmosphere, the orbit of the planets in relationship to our oceans and seas, the ozone layer in relationship to the kinds of light that penetrates our planet, all are examples of the way our planet relates to those things that are separate from it, but similar enough to it’s form and ecology to make those relationships a vital part of our existence on planet Earth.
Upon the planet itself, the Creator of all things put in motion a relational existence between organic things and inorganic things. First, things non-living came together to form an atmosphere that would be conducive to living things, soils rich in minerals and nutrients, air filled with oxygen and hydrogen, water and atmospheric humidity came together to form an ecology that would sustain the ultimate purpose of the Creator, a creature in His own image and likeness. Out of the sea came life and things that swam and crawled and flew. Creeping things, slithering things, things that walked and things that jumped and things that ran. Monstrous things, microscopic things, things that grazed, things that stalked, things that died and decomposed to give back to the ecology from their life-form the nutrients that would sustain planetary life.
One thing that has been identified as a doctrine of life, such as we know life, is that life begets life, and everything that is living came from another living thing. In simple terms, rocks do not beget rocks. Only living things beget living things. Without a Life-Source, there would be no life. Our Heavenly Father is the Life-Source of all things living and has left His fingerprint in everything He has made, both living and non-living. The non-living things have only one purpose, to help to sustain the living things that God has created and the living things He created have only one purpose, to sustain the life of that creature that was made in His image and likeness, the creature called man. Everything revolves around the destiny and purpose of this human life-form that breathes the air and drinks the water and eats the food that the Creator God has provided for him on this planet earth. All forms of life are connected relationally and co-exist by reason of what they have to offer to the ecology of the planet, which has only one purpose, to provide the necessary elements for mankind to exist. Contrary to the purely scientific view of the relationship between man and his planet, we who have been enlightened to our true identity and purpose concerning our relationship with our Heavenly Father have come to the knowledge that He has created all that we see around us for our sustenance and we see it in the continuity of His plan and purpose for the ages that have been and the ages to come. Pure science would say that man is a fortunate creature that has managed to outlive and outsmart all the other life-forms on the planet and has evolved to the changes around himself and is a product of those changes. In other words, man has been formed and shaped by outside processes that have dictated his state and condition. We, however, would digress from that view, and would instead view those changes as pre-determined and pre-ordained by the Father of all lights, to bring man and the world to a place of symbiotic existence.
Man is not going to pass from the planetary scene as the dinosaurs did, by virtue of his place in the pre-determined plan of the Creator God. Man will not annihilate himself through some nuclear holocaust, he will not succumb to some biological plague and be exterminated from this planet like some kind of insect, for man is the central focus of the Architect of this planet. He is not an equal participant of life on this planet along with all other forms of life, but the planet itself has been fashioned by God for God’s purpose, which said purpose is to raise man out of the dust experience into the experience of his true state which is spirit, and through a process of continuance, to re-birth man into a new form, which is a compound of dust and spirit, a form that has not been before, and hence, something that God has not had fellowship with before. The scriptures tell us that God is a spirit. He has put into motion a plan that is going to perform something so original in design and function that He has all heaven on tip toes to behold it. God is going to accomplish the unthinkable, the unimaginable. He is going to compound Himself with mankind. From God and from man, will come a God-man. A new life form that is a product of all that has come before him, not a life form that springs from it’s own separate root, but a life form that is birthed out of the continuance of the old forms into a new and original form.
God’s plan is to have a new creature, which is, in essence, a compound product of all that the Father has made him. We are a unique being, packaged together with separate and distinct parts, of which there has been some relational participation, but not enough to change our true existence. The scriptures identify the 3 major parts of this package as body, soul and spirit. As it has been said by so many, we are a spirit, that has been given a soul, and we live in a body. This is the package that has been designed and put together by the Creator with a perfect plan attached to it. This 3 part package is not a product of evolution or planetary changes or atmospheric relationships, but in reality, it is the other way around, the planet has become what it has become because of the design of the man. Man has not evolved according to the planet, but by reason of man being the sole purpose of the creation of all other things, man himself is the determining factor, not the innocent bystander. The earth is his habitation, given to him by his heavenly Father, to subdue it and to replenish it. He is the ruler of his abode, given authority over the elements and the lower life-forms by his Creator and has been given the ability to mold his surroundings into tools for a better existence. Today, we see mankind living a life that is garden-like in comparison to other ages gone by.
Sometimes we forget how terribly difficult and arduous the “good old days” were. We hear many gripe about how cheap things are made now, plastic instead of metal, flimsy and light weight instead of heavy and durable, but I think we need to reconsider how hard it was for our forefathers to make it through a normal day. Before the explosion of technology and the mechanical age, man had to work the fields by mule, fetch water from a well, heat it up over a wood fire, make their own clothes, wash in a searing lye soap, milk the cow, churn the milk into butter, walk or ride a horse to go anywhere. It makes me tired just to think about it. Today, I got up out of a comfortable bed, went to the bathroom and turned a faucet handle and washed in hot water, using a soft Dial anti-bacterial soap, dressed in clothes that were made by someone else, went in the kitchen and turned a handle on the stove and fried a couple of eggs in a matter of minutes, toasted bread in an electric toaster and drank bottled milk out of a cold refrigerator. I then put the dirty dishes in a dishwasher that will wash them for me and dry them afterwards. I then went outside and sat down in an air-conditioned vehicle that roared to life when I turned the key. I went several miles in a few minutes and picked up my mail from a post office and then went to a store that had more food than anyone in those bygone “good old days” could have ever imagined. If that isn’t the “easy life” I don’t know what is. Many of us then go to “work”, which may involve talking all day into a phone, or typing on a computer, or some of us may do some manual labor, with mandatory 20 minute breaks and a half hour lunch, for about 8 hours and then we come home to a house that is automatically heated and cooled so it will be comfy when we get back home. No cutting wood, no gathering the hay into the barn, no canning of the vegetables or drying out the meat.. the life of Riley. Sure, we gripe about the life we live, but believe me when I say that we just don’t consider how other people have had to live in days gone by.
The point I want to make is that all of the technology we live with today came from the “good old days” and the ingenuity of men of another age. In every generation, there has been those that were able to look beyond the obvious and think of a better way to do something, a better tool to implement a project, or, as the old sales term state, come up with a better mouse trap. Throughout his existence, man has learned to take things that serve a purpose and find a way to make those things work better. From the horse, man came up with the horseless carriage, from the bird, man came up with the airplane, from the fish, man came up with the submarine, from the duck, he came up with floating boats. It is amazing how man improved on the designs that the Original Architect put into his midst and used them to make his life better. In the field of medicine, man started studying the design and function of the human body and started to make observations of what certain symptoms of sickness did to the body and he started to come up with methods to help the human body survive trauma, pressure to stop bleeding, a cold bath to lower a temperature, and then he started to discover herbs that would alleviate pain, take away rashes, settle the stomach, tinctures and potions and pastes that would heal the body. Today, we see that same technology come to a golden age of vaccinations and antibiotics and organ transplanting and eventually genetic splicing and genetic cloning. None of these modern day miracles would be possible if not for the progressive continuity of medicine that took the old methods and out of them brought forth new methods.
So it is that we are in a new dimension of a spiritual walk in God. Our walk has a lineage that comes out of Passover, into Pentecost and on into the Feast of Tabernacles. It is not a brand new doctrine, or a brand new path, or even a brand new day, but it is a lineal procession from the past that emerges into the present and will continue on into the future. It is the same Day that has always been, we are just seeing more of it. The Day is exposing more of it’s glory to us and it is a new experience for us, but the Day itself is ancient and timeless. Likewise, our view of the substance and measure of our Father has changed, but He never changes or increases or decreases, but He is constant, unchangeable, without variance. In seven days this awesome entity exploded in seven creative cycles and created everything He was to create. He then entered into His rest and has not created a single thing concerning man and his destiny since then. Everything that man has created has come from that original design and creation. Nothing new has been done under the sun. No new substance has come from God, nothing has been brought forth from that life-giving source since Genesis, He has entered His rest and has not come out of it. The creative event that Genesis was has endured throughout the ages and although things have changed since that long ago time, they have only changed by a process of evolvement from that original design, not separate from it, but they have been birthed out from it. That finished work of Genesis included all that was necessary for the ages to come, having no need to perform some future work of new creative substance, but all the elements were formed and put into motion by a Creator that finished everything in Himself before a single creative act was accomplished.
The creation we see and live in today is a result of an original design that allowed for all the future changes that man and his world would bring about. The metal that forms the mighty machines that men use today was already there, the energy sources of the earth, such as oil and water and sunlight were already there. Great beasts of the past, prehistoric in their existence, laid down in the earth to become the source of large deposits of oil that we use today, already designed by the Master Architect who saw the end from the beginning. Man has only used those things that our Father created in those seven cycles of time and we are not through with this tremendous creation yet. Space travel has become a reality, nuclear energy has become a reality, and who knows what is next for this creature that has such a divine purpose and destiny upon him?
Paralleling this natural procession of continuity and compounding is a spiritual odyssey that has taken us from “prehistoric” views of God and His plan for creation into a new and exciting vision of His ultimate purpose. We no longer see Him as separate and removed from His chosen creature, man, but we now have come to know He lives within each child of God, making His abode in the hearts of His creation. In the “good old days” we saw Him as aloof, far off, leaving man void of His presence until man comes to a certain confession and posture of holiness, but out of the limited view of God’s relationship with the child of His loins has been birthed the truth of His care and commitment to this creature that dwarfs the prior truth that we used to labor under. How hard the days of old were on our ability to trust and love our Creator! As hard as the days of fetching water from the stream or bathing in cold rivers! Today, our walk in Him is effortless, easy and joyful. We are no longer looking over our shoulders wondering is God loves us or hates us, but we have come to know His abiding, eternal love for us, that will never die or slacken. He has burned this truth into our being, that everything has been created by Him for us. We are the reason for His plan, we are the central figure, the cause behind it all, our redemption and our reconciliation was the cornerstone of His actions and He has made every provision necessary for the fulfillment of that goal. Nothing needs to be added or taken away, but He has made everything exactly as He intended, both good and evil, light and darkness, life and death. There has been no mistake on His part, and there has not been any “oops” involved, but all has been made by Him and for Him to fulfill His purpose.
What is so thrillingly beautiful about this gorgeous plan of God is that a change is taking place in every element that God has created. The elements themselves are not changing, because they are not reducible. This is a vital revelation of how things have been made and how they have been destined to interact with other things. We have in times past viewed the things that God has made as separate from each other, simply because they presently have such opposite functions. Good could not possibly co-exist with evil, death could not possible co-exist with life and so on. And rightfully so, because their function is not compatible in their original, individual design. What fellowship has darkness with light? But, we have only to look at how the natural world has operated to get a startling new vision of how God is going to birth out of chaos His divine order and kingdom.
In the world that we live in, men of science have identified certain objects of this creation as being “pure elements”. These are elements that cannot be changed in their individual properties or structure. The natural world operates by a myriad of processes that involves the chemical combining of certain elements with each other for periods of time and then when a certain function is performed, these same elements dismantle that combined structure back into their original, pure form. When an element reaches a point where it can no longer be deconstructed, or reduced any further, it has reached it’s pure state, which is unchangeable and irrevocable. As we have already stated, our heavenly Father, the Creator God, is unchangeable and irreducible, and is, hence, a pure element of life. He is perfect and finished and cannot be reduced or altered in any way. However, He has taken upon Himself to create another creature that He wants to join Himself to, combine with and be One with. This is the process and plan that Jesus was illustrating in the following prayer.
20] Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;
21] That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
22] And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
23] I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. (KJV)
Jesus is talking about a union of pure elements into one compound form in this prayer. He is describing the New Compound Man! What is so wonderful about the concept a “compound man”, is that each element of that man remains valid, but the combination of those elements creates a new function and form that those elements participate in. God wants man to fellowship with. Man cannot fellowship with God with his sinful nature. Hence, the Father brings forth the Son to form a compound with man that includes the Father which changes the properties of the lowly man and turns him into a God-man compound. This, my friend, opens up a door into a new creation that is the sum total of all of it’s parts combined with the element of it’s Creator, that does not take away from the original God element, but fulfills it in a new existence of Oneness.
Gone are the days that we tried to destroy those things that are not functioning in our perception of God’s intent for goodness and holiness. There is not a process of annihilation going on, but a deconstruction that is reducing, or making powerless, those compounds of death that will lead to a recombining of those pure elements into a compound that is truly LIFE. As Hebrews states:
26] Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.
27] And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.
28] Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:
29] For our God is a consuming fire. (KJV)
This scripture describes the shaking of the hand of the Lord upon those compounds that can be shaken, or reduced to a another form, and it happen in both heaven and earth. I cannot help but wonder about how far reaching this shaking, or deconstruction, is happening in the kingdom of God. I believe it is reaching even into those heavenly things themselves, those old creations that have been brought forth by our heavenly Father in time immemorial, some of which may have had to do with other creations, and other worlds that are now in need of a new purpose and a new design, which are not be annihilated, done away with, but will pass away by reason of their compoundment with the present creation, bringing forth a new heaven and a new earth, out of the old ones.
Some have said that we are not going to dress up the old, but this will be a brand new day without any of the old in it. Good luck. If it happens, it will not be the design of our Father, because His pattern has always been to bring forth new life out of old life, swallowing up the old into the new, not starting out with something apart from that which He originally created, but using the old things in a new and living way. It all originated in Him and it will all end up back in Him, but in a new way. Even man has come to know that nothing in the creation of God is annihilated, but all the universe is in a constant state of change, without any reduction of the original amount of material that is going through the change. For example, energy is the ability to do work. Energy takes on different forms and expressions, and goes through a constant state of stored energy and released energy, but the original amount of energy in the universe never diminishes, it just changes form! Our God is a consuming form of energy! Fire is a form of energy that deconstructs flammable material. It breaks down the compounds that form the flammable material, such as wood, and reduces it to its purest elements, until those elements return back to their original, unchangeable form. Those elements form the substance we call wood, by bonds of hydrogen that trap the elements into the form of wood. When a fire starts to burn in that compound of wood, it releases the gases and fibers that have bonded together and the mass of the wood is taken away, but nothing is destroyed, absolutely nothing! It is just changed in a process of release that set those elements free from the chemical bonds.
We also are being set free from our compound of earthy man and heavenly man into a new man that is taking on a new form and identity. First, we must be broken down, revealed and judged so that earthy things are truly earthy and heavenly things are truly heavenly, and then comes the new bonding process, which gives us a new life. The old bond was with the old life, which trapped our heavenly element and made it subject to our earthy element, but this new bonding will bond our earthy self with the nature and character of the pattern Son, Jesus Christ, who dismantled himself at Cavalry and went into a death of deconstruction and rose from the grave in a new pattern of a Compound Man, not a disembodied spirit, but form that was both heavenly and earthly, that could pass through doors or be touched and felt. This glorified body was the prototype for that which the Father is going to bring forth in every Son! It is a sure thing, with no degree of failure, because He is not dealing with our complex compound of sinful man, but He is dealing with those original elements within us that He created in Genesis that have not been destroyed or added to since that day. He put us together in vanity and He is able to deconstruct us out of vanity into His perfection, and He will do so by a process of rearrangement, but disintegration or annihilation. This rearrangement dictates that nothing about us is unintended or to be viewed as a mistake that needs to be aborted from our existence. The simple truth of this process of redemption and restoration that begun in Jesus Christ our Lord is that those things within our makeup that have not been given the opportunity to rule over us will be given the throne of our being and those things that have ruled over us through sin and death will be rearranged into a submissive role in our makeup, nothing wasted, leaving nothing out. In my viewpoint, not even Adam is truly destroyed in our makeup, just changed through the process of combining with that new man from heaven. In my eyes, anything less would be out of the order set down by the original Creator of all things, and would be a compromise of His redemptive power.
I believe this to be a missing link in our kingdom perspective and I pray that you will study upon this and give this new thought consideration. When I first came into the word of reconciliation I went to minister at a church that had been in this word for years and had been debating the different aspects of the scope of what God meant by the term “the restitution of all things.” After the first service, we started to fellowship together and I was a young man thrilled to have met some folks that actually believed what I had been preaching, a rare occurrence in those days! The first question put to me was, “do you believe the devil is going to be saved?” I must admit, this thought never entered my head up to this point, and I stared at the person that asked the question with my mouth wide open in amazement. I answered out of the simplicity of one that has come into such a new world that they have not considered all the avenues at hand, “I don’t know, I have never thought about that, but I guess if God wants to save the devil, then He can!” Not exactly a thesis of scholarly command of the scriptural proof of such things, but it completely set me free from that question once and for all. It is a question that is still a favorite amongst those that want to debate the unthinkable extent of what we mean by “all things” but to me it is mute. Anything less than “all things” would be an insult to God and His power to do anything He wants to do. If He said “all things” I reckon He meant “all things!” If He is going to be All in all, then I believe that would leave nothing out, not the devil, and certainly not Adam. I get a smile on my face sometimes when I notice that we in the kingdom circles are so proud of the fact that we have done away with the devil in our terminology and we go through an entire conference without even mentioning the creature’s name. This is especially pleasing to us that came through some Pentecostal churches where the devil was preached about and mentioned more often in any given service than the Lord Jesus Christ was. I have noticed though, that we seem to have just substituted Adam for the devil. Start counting in the next kingdom conference how often the name of Adam is derisively mentioned, and how often he is trounced under by the oratorical pounding of a good old kingdom preacher that is determined to let everyone know that Adam is no longer a part of his existence and no longer lives in his house! Adam this and Adam that, he seems to have become the whipping post for all the wrongs of the world and the prevailing thought concerning him is that if we just deny having any part of him we will be perfect. The truth of the matter is that it is our Adam element that separates us and distinguishes us from the Adam-less angels. Man is on the mind of God because of our Adam element and it is the compounding of Adam and Christ that is our redemption, which makes us a redeemed man, the pearl of God’s kingdom. One day, if you can get the revelation I am writing upon, you will thank the Lord for Adam and his participation in your makeup, along with the saving of the devil, of course. Ha.
What a wonder awaits us, as we proceed along the path destined for us. The magnificence of His plan will continue to unfold to us as we see the kingdoms of this world become the kingdom of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. It is to this end that we throw all caution aside and launch ourselves into the visitation at hand. Heaven and earth coming together, flesh and spirit being made one new thing, inclusion of all things that have been given to us, rearranged in a divine order of kingdom authority and dominion. The change is taking place from the inside out, first those things that have rule over us, hidden things, things we can’t name or describe because they have been operating covertly in our temple, but their time has come and gone and now the Lord of the House is rising up with a scepter in His hand, casting down thrones and powers and taking His rightful place in our heavens. The battle is raging hot and heavy in our heavens, death and hell is giving up her dead and judgment is come, books are being opened and names are being read. Eventually, death and hell are being cast into a living lake of fire, which is nothing less than the substance of the mighty God, the consuming fire that will change the order and make up of all that comes into contact with Him. Certain forms and compound entities will go into that fire, but when they come out they will not be known as they were known, but they will be transformed into the things of God, adding to the growing throng of new things standing before Him from whom the earth and the heavens of old pass away because of His greatness. The All coming in the all, every vessel of dishonor, changed into a vessel of honor by reason of His holiness which no man can approach, as out from Him issues a flaming sword that will cut asunder the soul from the spirit and will reveal the intents of the heart, and in one continuous sweep will bond those same elements together with love, into a new and vivacious form of God-life that will procreate itself over and over, as deliverers and saviors descend out of Zion to cut off and deconstruct the house of flesh and change it’s properties into the house of spirit and life. It is this joining together of God and man that the world is waiting for, not a message of intellectual doctrine, not a holy ghost anointed preaching machine, not a contemporary and hip church body, but a new man, a corporate man, a compound man that has been put back together again and rearranged with the Creator’s original intent, as a complementation of Himself. The heavens and the earth will never be the same, glory to God!
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NEW COMPOUND MAN, THE [Robert D. Torango] 1