To be Translated in the Biblical sense, is to be physically changed and taken from one location to another, as in the case of Enoch, Elijah and Philip. In each case this change was accomplished supernaturally by God. To the Natural mind, translation is impossible and it goes against all the physical laws of nature. Jesus also demonstrated the ability to Translate and physically appear in closed rooms. Translation goes beyond the physical and yet always involves a physical body.

Genesis 5:24 And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him

Hebrews 11:5 By FAITH Enoch was TRANSLATED that he should NOT SEE DEATH; and was not found, because GOD had TRANSLATED him: for before HIS TRANSLATION he had this testimony, that he pleased God.

2 Kings 2:1, 11 And it came to pass, when the LORD would TAKE UP Elijah into heaven by a whirlwind…11and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.

Acts 8:39 And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the LORD CAUGHT AWAY Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing…40 …But Philip was found at Azotus:

John 20:26 And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you. 

Translation is God’s method of supernaturally changing flesh and transporting it from one place to another. There must be a cellular re-arrangement of the one being translated. Translation allows one to materialize and de-materialize supernaturally. God can appear anywhere at anytime in any form. Jesus walked right through the walls and closed doors when he appeared to his disciples, then He ate Fish with his glorified physical body!

There are three basic states of matter, Solid, Liquid & Gas. We all know that Water has the ability to appear in all three of these states. You can take an Ice Cube, which is Solid and let it melt until it becomes Liquid. Then you can take the Liquid water and heat it up until the water turns into steam or Gas. The steam condenses and turns back into liquid and can then be frozen. In like manner the human body can also change form and then re-appear. This concept is BIBLICAL even though it sounds impossible to the natural mind.

The physical body, which God created, also has the ability to change from one state of matter to another. This ability is clearly shown in the scriptures and was demonstrated by Jesus many times.  There are Christians who believe this is still possible. In fact, even today, there are many who claim to have been Translated. I personally know several people who claim that God supernaturally moved them from one place to another. The possibility and probability is very real when you add God to the equation.

There are many who believe that Translation is real and that it happens today, but they do not think it will happen to them. Why? Because they know that they are not perfect. I want to challenge the idea that one must First become perfect in order to be translated.  It is not a normal thing to be translated today. If you told most Christians that God translated you supernaturally, from one place to another, they would think you were crazy. If you told that to people in the world, they would really think you were crazy. But regardless of what people think, the concept is scriptural and true. 

Over the past 20 years I have met many who have testified that they had been translated by God, from one place to another. Everyone knows that it is possible, that God Can supernaturally change us. But we as Christians would begin to examine that person’s life who claimed God translated them, to see what made them so special.  But then we might notice some fault in the life of that one who claimed to be translated. We attach some great level of Spiritual Attainment to the event of Translation. If that person’s life or doctrine doesn’t meet our expectation, then we discredit their Claim.

I would like to examine the possibility that Translation is but a step toward perfection or full glorification. Translation is not the same as Transfiguration and they both have different Greek words in the New Testament. Both Translation and Transfiguration deal with the physical body. Both also involve a “change” in the physical state of “matter” we know as “flesh.”  The Manifested Sons of God will experience a change in their physical bodies. They will receive the salvation of their Spirit, Soul and Body. At some point they will all be translated in their physical bodies. They will not only be Translated but also be Transfigured (or Greek Metamorphosed) and then fully Glorified like Jesus.

The promise is to inherit the 100 fold Glory of the Father, like Jesus has. The Father glorified His Son with all His Glory, and He will give the same Glory to the Manifested Sons of God. Translation is NOT the full promise but rather a step in that direction. One point I would like to pursue is that while Enoch WAS translated, it was clear that he did NOT receive the Promise!

By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God…39…And these all (including Enoch), having obtained a good report through faith, received NOT the Promise:  Verse 5 says that Enoch pleased God it does not say Enoch was Perfect! Yes Enoch was translated so that he would not see death, but why? Why was it important to God to save the physical Body of Enoch, and then let others die? 

Why would God save the physical Body of Jesus, the one he was born with, if it has no significance? God created this body of flesh and intends to dwell in it. The physical Body is the “Temples Not made with hands.” 

Acts 7:48 Howbeit the Most High dwelleth NOT in Temples made with hands; as saith the prophet.

Jesus received the Glory of the Father in his physical Body and so will the Manifested Sons, but only at the time appointed of the Father. When that time comes all creation will see the Manifested Sons of God and They will shine like the Sun even as Jesus does.

Translation appears to be just a step toward the goal of perfection. God used Translation to keep Enoch alive. If God is keeping Enoch alive, then that means that he is still alive right now.  Enoch went through Translation but he did Not received the Promise (the Glory of the Father in the Body). God was the one who saved Enoch from Death and therefore he is still alive and well. But Enoch, like everyone else, must wait for the time appointed of the Father.  Enoch still has his physical Body, therefore he can receive the Glory of the Father like Jesus. Jesus kept his physical body! He still has the same body he was born with, they checked the grave and it was Gone. The Father Glorified the physical body of Jesus. Enoch has been Translated but that does not mean he is fully glorified, yet.

For over 20 years I have assumed that a person had to be Perfect before experiencing Translation. In Enoch’s case it says that he had Faith, and that GOD is the one who Translated him. God did NOT want Enoch to see death. Death is our enemy there is no question about that. Death robs us of our physical body, the Temple Not made with hands.

1 Corinthians 15:26 The last ENEMY that shall be destroyed is DEATH. 

We have evidence that God chooses some and keeps them from seeing death. While God loves everyone, he allows some to live and others to die. Exactly how many people has God Translated throughout the ages? Who can say?

There is a Generation, which will NOT taste death and be alive when the Feast of Tabernacles has fully come (called the 42nd generation). They are the Last Generation. There is a Salvation which is Reserved for those alive in the Last Days.

1 Peter 1:4-5 To an Inheritance Incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, Reserved in Heaven for YOU, 5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto Salvation Ready to be Revealed in the Last Time

It now gives me hope to know that I must NOT be perfect in order to be Translated. Being Translated does not insure that Full Glory will follow. Philip was translated in the story of the Ethiopian Eunuch. Philip was not perfect yet God translated him. In Enoch’s case, faith was required not perfection! In Philip’s case it just says the Lord did it without any pre-requisite at all!

Acts 8:39-40 And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing. 40 But Philip was found at Azotus: and passing through he preached in all the cities, till he came to Caesarea.

It says that the Spirit of the Lord caught Philip away. Philip was translated from one place to another supernaturally. His physical body went through a change. The common factor between Elijah, Philip and Enoch is, that in all cases it was God who translated them. They did not get “Good Enough” to be translated. None of them were perfect.

Enoch was Translated by Faith, that he should not see death. One thing, which has been stopping a lot of people, is the lack of Faith, due to their imperfection. We know we are not perfect and that has been blocking our Faith! Self-Condemnation stops faith from working. 

When we realize that we do NOT need to be perfect, then we can believe (have faith) that translation is possible. It is easy to believe that translation is possible for Others but not for US. We seem to think that others can be translated and we Hope we can too, but Enoch was translated not by Hope, but by Faith. We can also assume that Philip and Elijah also had faith. But so did a lot of those who died! They had faith too. We must keep in mind that in each instance, God was the one who Translated, or Caught Up, or Caught Away the individual.

We must begin to visualize ourselves as being a prime candidate for God’s fullness. We should have Faith and Please God like Enoch. If we do that we could also be translated that we should Not see death and join Enoch and others waiting for the appointed time! Enoch has been waiting quite a while now. If we were translated by God then we could wait for another 1,000 years or more for the appointed time (should it be that far in the future).  You can’t get Christians to agree hardly on anything, but all agree that these are the Last Days. If these ARE the last days then we WILL see the reality of Translation as well as full Glorification of the physical body.

Jesus has the ability to appear anywhere in his glorified body at anytime. While this sounds impossible to the conscious mind, it happens to be true. As Christians we know this is possible, yet we think it could not happen to us. Why is that? Could it be Self Condemnation? We are the only ones who know our every thoughts (other than God). But when we realize Enoch and Philip are just people like ourselves, not yet perfect, then all things are possible.

Philip and Enoch were not perfect they simply pleased God. Attitudes are more important than doctrines. God is looking for those with a Loving, Merciful and Forgiving Heart, like He has. God is looking for those who can Love their Enemies, have Mercy on them and Forgive them, even as He forgave us.

In times past we wanted the Appointed Time to hurry up and come so we could be a part of it. Perhaps if we focused on having Faith (that it could happen to us) AND Pleasing God, then He would see to it that we, like Enoch, would not see death.

Jesus told us to help the Poor and Needy. We can’t all save the world but we can be faithful in small ways. We need to love in Deed not just Word. There are plenty of needy people all around who need help. 

We ARE the Church and it is OUR responsibility to feed the hungry and cloth the poor. I suspect we would find Jesus in a downtown Gospel Mission dishing up soup & bread for those in need, long before he would appear in the fine Cathedrals, Temples and Mosques.

Isaiah 58:7-8 Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house?  when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?  8Then shall thy LIGHT break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the GLORY of the LORD shall be thy Rereward. 

Let’s say that the time appointed of the Father (for the fullness of Tabernacles to come) does not happen for another 500 years! Does that mean that WE cannot be a part of that event? What about all those who were born to previous generations?  Did God save others like Enoch? Of course he did. Well if God Translated you, that You should Not see Death, then you too could receive the 100 fold Glory, no matter when the appointed time is.

Why is it important to keep your physical body? Because God dwells in Flesh, as Jesus does right now. The body is the temple not made with hands. Some will receive the salvation of the Spirit Soul & Body. Translation is just a step in that direction and not the end goal. One must not be perfect to be translated, one must learn attitudes of Love, Mercy and Forgiveness, not only in word but also in deed.

Perhaps Translation is but a step of Transfiguration or Metamorphosis. Metamorphosis is the process occurring in a cocoon, which transforms a Worm into a Butterfly. The Worm is transformed and does not die. The physical body will also transform or change like Jesus’ body did.  The physical body will go through a metamorphosis or change. Translation is also a change. But thinking we must first be perfect to be translated, is like putting the Cart in front of the Horse.

Enoch, Elijah and Philip were Translated but nowhere does it say they were Transfigured. When Jesus was Transfigured His Face shone like the Sun. Their Faces did not shine like the Sun they just were translated

Matthew 17:2 And (Jesus) was TRANSFIGURED (Metamorphosed) before them: and his FACE did shine as the Sun, and his raiment was white as the LIGHT. 

But even this was not the fullness of the Glory, which Jesus would receive. Jesus told Mary not to touch him after he died and rose from the dead. Jesus said that he had to ascend to the Father, “Touch Me Not” implying that there was more to be done to his body.

John 20:17 Jesus saith unto her, Touch Me Not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father 

Then Jesus DOES ascend to his Father and appears to them with his fully Glorified Body. Now Jesus says, “Go Ahead Now…Touch Me!” Jesus shows us what it is like to have a Glorified Body. The First thing he demonstrates is the ability to walk through walls and appear out of thin air!

John 20:17-20 Jesus saith unto her, Touch Me Not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.  18 Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that he had spoken these things unto her.  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 you20 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.

The disciples were a little shook up when Jesus materialized right in front of their eyes. They were seeing something they thought was impossible. This was not an everyday occurrence, but Jesus put them at ease by showing them his Physical hands and side. They could now embrace Jesus, the one they dearly loved, with a physical embrace. They thought Jesus was a Ghost or a Spirit. While Jesus told Mary not to touch him, Now he tells them to “Handle Me!” Jesus says “I am not a Spirit, I have Flesh & Bone just like YOU do!” Jesus says “Go Ahead, Touch my glorified Physical Body!”

Luke 24:36-39 And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.  37 But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a Spirit.  38 And he said unto them, “Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts?   39 Behold my Hands and my Feet, that it is I myself: HANDLE ME, and see; for a SPIRIT hath not FLESH and BONES, as ye see Me Have.”

Thomas was Not present when Jesus made his appearance. When Thomas heard that Jesus had appeared to the disciples, his reaction was like most people today, he was Doubtful. He said, “I’ll believe it only when I see it.” Thomas was skeptical about the whole story. How could a physical body come through a wall? How could Jesus have just materialized out of thin air. 

John 20:24-28 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.  25 The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, “Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.” 26 And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the Doors Being Shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.  27 Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and Behold my Hands; and Reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my Side: and be not Faithless, but believing.  28 And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.

Jesus said, “Go ahead and Touch me Thomas!”

Thomas was not very different from Christians today. We know God can do these things but we find reasons to doubt. If someone claims to have been Translated and we find fault with their doctrine or any other flaw, we like Thomas want to doubt. 

John 20:29-30 Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed. 30 And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book: 

The concept that I do not need to be perfect to be Translated, gives me great Hope. Translation is a changing from one place and form to another. Jesus also was Transfigured on the Mount of Transfiguration. There he went through another Change in the body. His Face shone like the Sun, but there was even more to be done to complete his full Glorification. Jesus was fully Glorified only AFTER he ascended to the Father. The Greek word for Glorified is Doxazo. Glory is Doxa or Light. Jesus was Translated, Transfigured and then fully Glorified.

Translation = Change in Form & Location

Transfiguration = Change in Glory

Glorification = 100 fold Glory

There is a big difference between Translation, Transfiguration and Glorification. Transfiguration involves Glory or Light in the Physical Body, and is a process toward full Glorification. Jesus was transfigured on the Mount but was not fully glorified until after he ascended to the Father. Translation is a change within the atoms of the body, permitting the physical body to move through time and space. Translation is not directly connected to Glory (but Glory may be the end result). 

TRANSLATION is the subject of this study, being “Caught Up.” 

Translation = Greek Metathesis — Caught up = Greek Harpazo

The Greek word used for Enoch’s experience is Metathesis, while the Greek word for Philip’s experience is Harpazo. The phrases “Caught Away,” “Caught Up,” and “Translation” all deal with the physical body being changed or transported supernaturally by God.

3331 Metathesis {met-ath’-es-is} noun — AV – change 1, translation 1, removing 1; 3

     1) transfer: from one place to another

     2) to change

 726 Harpazo {har-pad’-zo} verb  — AV – catch up 4, take by force 3, catch away 2, pluck 2, catch 1, pull 1; 13

     1) to seize, carry off by force

     2) to seize on, claim for one’s self eagerly to snatch out or away 

While Metathesis or Translation is the Noun describing the event, Haprazo or the Catching Up is a Verb, and shows the action involved. God performs the Harpazo or the Catching Up, and that event is known as Translation.

In the Old Testament the same idea is found in the Hebrew word, “laqach,” describing what happened to Enoch when God “Took” him. It has the same basic meaning as another Hebrew word, “alah,” describing Elijah’s translation. They both support the same general concept as the New Testament idea of Translation or being Caught Away or Caught Up.

Genesis 5:24 And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God Took him

2 Kings 2:1 it came to pass, when the LORD would TAKE UP Elijah into heaven by a whirlwind.

Old Testament  God “Took” Enoch….The Lord did “Take Up” Elijah

New Testament God “Translated” Enoch….The Lord “Caught Away” Philip

All those describe the same basic experience of Translation. Paul said he knew a man that was “Caught Up” to the third heaven. That is the same Greek word Harpazo used in describing what happened to Philip. 

2 Corinthians 12:2-4 I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one Caught Up to the third heaven.  3 And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) 4 How that he was Caught Up into.

Paul said he knew a man who was Translated or Caught Up to another realm. Paul called this realm the Third Heaven. The strange thing is that Paul was not sure if he was in his body or not. In fact Paul repeats it twice

Anybody can tell if someone is in their body. If your Friend came to you without a body, You Would Know It! Perhaps what Paul was really saying is that he did not know if this man was in his Glorified Body or not. Paul was uncertain if this guy was perfect or not, but knew that he had been Caught Up!

Paul personally knew this man and knew that he had been Caught Up to the third Heaven. But Paul also says that the man would NOT talk about certain other things involved in that “Caught Up” Realm. Perhaps there are many who have been Translated and simply do NOT speak about it.

The same word Harpazo is used in Revelations where the Man Child is “Caught Up” to the Throne. The Man Child is birthed or comes out of the Woman Clothed with the Sun, or the Church. Soon after the birthing of the Man Child we find an event, which involves Translation.

Revelation 12:5 And she (Woman/Church) brought forth a Man Child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and Her Child was Caught Up unto God, and to his Throne.

I have read this scripture many times but never really thought of being Caught Up as being the same as Translated. But that is not as encouraging as the discovery that it’s the “Teknons” who are Translated or Caught Up to the Throne.

The Greek word for Man Child is “Huios” or “fully mature” adult Sons. But the Greek word for “Her Child” is “Teknons” or “Teenagers”! It is the Teenagers that are Caught Up or Translated! They’re still not fully mature when they are Caught Up. Can I say that they are not perfect yet, but ready for the transition.

There are 13 year old teenagers and 19 year old teenagers. Some are immature teens and others are ready to make the transition into adulthood. Some Teknons or Teenagers are ready for God’s Fullness and some are not. Rev 12 says that the Teenagers will be Translated to another realm. God will translate the teenagers into fully mature adult Manifested Sons of God. This supports the concept that one need not be a perfect manifested Son of God in order to be Translated or Caught UP to the Throne of God! Perfection will come, but it’s not a requirement for Translation.

Philip was caught up but he did not leave the Earth. He was transported from one place to another. When the Man Child is Caught Up, it will be to a Spiritual Realm while we remain on Earth. Remember that God’s Throne is going to be on Earth. The millennium is on Earth. Jesus prayed, “Thy Kingdom come to Earth.” Jesus said the Meek inherit the Earth. We are Translated into a new Spiritual realm to rule and reign on Earth.

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 For the Lord himself shall DESCEND from heaven (to Earth) with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:  17 Then we which are alive and remain (on Earth) shall be Caught Up (Harpazo) together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the AIR: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. (KJV)

I used to believe the traditional Rapture theory for 20 years. I thought the Christians would leave the earth and be caught up to heaven, then the Lord opened my eyes. Yes we are Caught Up to meet the Lord in the AIR but that is the Breathable AIR! There is No Air in outer space. We meet the Lord when he descends here to earth, and Jesus will Remain Here with us in the Breathable Air. The Greek word here for Air is very specific that it is the BREATHABLE AIR.

Here is the Greek definition for AIR- 109 aer {ah-ayr’} AV – air 7; 7

     1) the AIR, Particularly the Lower and Denser AIR as distinguished

          from the higher and rarer air

     2) the Atmospheric Region

If we meet Jesus in the literal “Clouds,” does that mean Jesus will only return on a cloudy day? Hebrews says that we are surrounded by a great Cloud of Witnesses. The Clouds that we will Meet Jesus in, is a great Crowd of those with Jesus, not an atmospheric anomaly. But even if one still holds to the idea that the Clouds are the fluffy type, they too are on Earth.

The Manifested Sons will be Translated or Caught up to a Spiritual Realm where they will make the transition from Teknons to Huios (from Teenagers to Adults), and become exactly like Jesus. They will actually put on the Mind of Christ and Sit IN God’s Throne! “We shall not all die,” some will be Transformed in their Bodies or Changed in their Atoms. The Greek word for “Moment” is “Atomos,” or Atoms!

1 Corinthians 15:51-56 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall NOT ALL SLEEP (Die), but we shall all be changed, 52 In a MOMENT (Atomos), in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.  53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this Mortal (Body) must put on Immortality (Glory). 54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. 55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?  56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. 

Translation is a rearranging of the Atoms in our Body, which facilitates its’ transportation and glorification. We shall be changed in our Atoms. We will experience a new dimension of the supernatural. We will be Caught Up to a new dimension that we’ve only heard about, but we will not leave the earth.

The words Translated and Translation (used to describe Enoch’s experience) and the words Change and Changed ARE THE SAME Greek word METATHESIS.

Hebrews 7:12 For the Priesthood being Changed (Translated), there is made of necessity a Change (Translation) also of the Law.

Hebrews 11:5 By faith Enoch was Translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his Translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.

Enoch was Translated – The Priesthood was Translated – The Law was Translated

Jesus is a Priest, Not after the order of Aaron, but after the order of Melchizedek. The Melchizedek Priesthood is one with the Power of an Endless Life (Heb 7:16-17). The Old Law of Sin and Death has now been Translated into a New Law of Righteousness & Life. Melchizedek is King of Righteousness and King of Peace.  

Two in a field, One shall be TAKEN, the Wicked are Taken! There is no scripture which says that Christians will Leave the Earth. The Righteous will be Translated and remain on Earth to do God’s Will. Jesus said “Gather First the Tares!”

Matthew 13:30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together FIRST THE TARES, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

The RIGHTEOUS will NEVER be removed from Earth!


Matthew 13:43 Then shall the RIGHTEOUS Shine Forth as the Sun in the Kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

Revelation 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The Kingdoms of This World are become the Kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign forever and ever.

The closer the Last Days come, the more we should expect to hear about Christians being Translated. The purpose of this book is to give you hope and to build your faith. The next time you hear about someone being Translated perhaps you will listen with spiritual ears and eyes realizing that the person making the claim need not have every doctrine straight, nor a perfect life. Claiming to have been Translated is not claiming one is Transfigured or Glorified. It means that they went through a supernatural change of Form and Location in the physical body.

Attitudes and Motives of Love, Mercy and Forgiveness, along with simple faith (that it can happen to you)…That’s what makes you a prime candidate for the Fullness of God’s 100 fold Glory. It Will happen to someone, why not YOU?



















TRANSLATION [E. E. Brooks]          1


Pin It on Pinterest