A TEACHING OF THE MARRIAGE OF THE SOUL AND SPIRIT OF MAN –
NECESSARY FOR THE COMING FORTH OF THE MAN CHILD
BY: BARBARA J. STRAUSER
OCTOBER 29, 2004
CHURCH OF THE FIRSTBORN
ALL THINGS COME OUT OF GOD:
MAN WAS CREATED IN CHRIST
CHRIST IS THE LIVING WORD WHO BROUGHT ALL THINGS INTO TANGIBLE FORM:
EVIL CAME FROM OUT OF GOD, OF COURSE.
MAN’S SOUL IS THE DUST
CHARACTER BEARS WITNESS TO THE SOUL – SEEN ONLY BY GOD, REVEALED IN THE LIGHT.
1992 I REBUILD MY HOUSE ANEW
From the chromosomes of God came man, created in the image of his Maker. Spirit and soul were one as God is One. God knew that in man’s soul was rebellion. God divided the spirit [Adam] of man away from his soul [Eve] so that the soul could be free to choose to be taught and willingly reunite with the Spirit of Christ recreated in man but now rid of the rebellious nature and the desire to scorn God.
There are specific assignments for man [recreated-spirit] and woman [soul] to accomplish separately and also jointly in their earth walk. These assignments are to be lived out in the form of man and woman while they are being worked out in the unseen realm. The recreated-spirit is the one to whom the Father speaks. Because he is the stronger, he is the protector and guide for the soul. The soul must go to her spirit if she has a question or wants to be taught. She is required by God to be obedient in this. The recreated-spirit must go directly to the Lord, the Fountain of Life and Truth, and share this water with his soul. The man (spirit) was named tiller of ground (soul) until his flesh should die. The ground (soul) will not yield its fruit until it is worked in righteousness.
The soul is in a rebellious and immoral state of cohabitation with carnality until she is united to the recreated spirit. She decides who shall enter the door of their abode, and in her wayward nature often invites strangers to enter who do not please the spirit. She is the housekeeper and not particular in her cleaning chores. It has been given to the soul to bring forth children but they must be children of the recreated spirit, and she must first be wed to him.
The recreated spirit is typical of the Bridegroom for it has been united to Christ. “He who unites himself with Christ is one with him in spirit.”
“As in all the congregations of the saints, women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the Law says. If they want to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church.” (1 Corinthians 14:33-35)
“A woman must learn in quietness and full submission. I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent. For Adam was formed first, then Eve. And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner. But women will be saved through childbearing – if they continue in faith, and love and holiness with propriety.” (1Timothy 2:11-15)
“Now I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God. Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head. And every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head – it is just as though her head were shaved.” (1 Corinthians 11:3-5)
“Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.” (1 Peter 3:7)
Marriage is a holy estate because it typifies the union of the resurrected Christ and His bride who is the Church of the Firstborn. The ideal marriage symbolizes the unique oneness that must occur between the recreated spirit and the soul.
A godly woman is the most precious gift that God can give to a man. As she is enveloped in her husband’s love and trusts in his troth, she is the pride of her husband, image of his joy, his steadfast mate and the vessel who brings forth his progeny. She typifies the pure Jerusalem, not contaminated by unfaithfulness in the ways of the world but faithful to the one to whom she is wed. In love she responds to her mate. As he submits to the Lord she will acquiesce to him. In joy she produces the blessed fruit of their marriage, the children they have longed for.
A faithful husband typifies the recreated spirit. He will love his wife as Christ loves the church, remaining faithful even if she is not. In dedicated love he provides, protects, shields and shares all benefits with his wife. Without his love and strength the wife will not become all that she was meant to be.
Together they are responsible to be wise stewards and managers of their household. In agreement they provide all that is needed to keep their family and home in order. As they cleave to one another success is theirs. Their conjugal rights are fulfilled as they consecrate their lives, spirit, soul and body in the perfection of their marital relationship. They are one in Christ, and their prayers are unhindered.
Jesus Christ came so that the people could have life – LIFE to the full. It is the fullness of this Life that we are exploring, the Prize of the High Calling. The Holy Spirit is the Teacher who brings the human spirit into a binding relationship with Jesus Christ. The recreated spirit captures and reunites with the soul. This is the Life that Jesus died to give to mankind.
“For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” (Ephesians 5:31)
The soul of the flesh is the mother and the recreated spirit is the father of the male child who must be born. She must leave the flesh behind. Then the recreated spirit and the soul coming together will produce the SON. This is the saturation of LIFE – when one is no longer a person of the flesh, nor one who is walking by the Spirit but a new creation in Christ.
It is the purpose of the recreated spirit to be so enamored with the soul, so set on his desire for her that all endeavors are channeled toward the culmination of this love in wedlock. In this drive to bring the bride into his chamber conquering love is exhibited. The recreated spirit will relentlessly conjure the soul to become one with him, and to the ultimate delight and pleasure of the one so pursued, is victorious. [Read the Song of Songs by Solomon. In this beautiful bit of prose the dark Shulammite woman may be as viewed as the feminine counterpart of Solomon. This can be none other than his soul being sought by the recreated spirit.] When all of the principalities within the soul have bowed; when all thrones built by man have toppled, all desires will be pure for they will be of the Lord. Then, because Eve came away from Adam, the bride [soul] joins the bridegroom [recreated spirit]. The bridegroom cannot appear until the called-out ones who walk by the spirit come into agreement with Christ. The bride cannot be known until she has been wooed and won by her lover – first the bridegroom – then the bride.
The bride is Jerusalem. The New Jerusalem is not a place but the mature relationship of Israel [the church] with Christ. [See Isaiah 54:1-15 and Hosea 1-3.] This “woman” was formerly known as the wife of Jehovah but now through obedient submission she has been transformed to the virgin bride – all carnality is gone. This mystical revolution must come to each child of God individually before it occurs in the corporate body of Christ.
The resurrected Christ is more than Jesus alive in His flesh after coming out of the tomb. The resurrected Christ is the church – the congruent body – raised up by the One who promised He would do it.
This is the order in which this resurrection advances: children of God, sons of God, the bridegroom and the bride, and then the SON – the new creation who walks. (Revelation 21:5, 6) Stop looking in the natural. This is an occurrence of the unseen realm that will manifest in the physical realm as obedience to TRUTH is learned.
THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST INDWELLING THE HUMAN SPIRIT IS NOT THE COMPLETION OF THE PLAN FOR MANKIND. THIS BLESSING PRESENTS THE FIRST FRUITS OF THE WAY THAT TRUTH AND THE LIFE WILL BRING THE ELECT INTO THE KINGDOM. THE FULL INHERITANCE WILL BRING THE WHOLE WORLD.
We must understand and remember that the rising of Christ is different from the indwelling Christ. The indwelling is the presence and work of the Holy Spirit and it is by anointing. The rising is the promise made by Jesus when He said: “Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.” (John 6:54) It is by the saturation of His LIFE that this occurs, and it can happen only through strict obedience. This LIFE gives Imperative Breath to the characteristics of God within man’s soul causing them to spring forth. Without this breath man is doomed to the drudgery of iniquity programmed into his lower nature because of his separation from God. Imparting the Holy Spirit gives LIFE to godly characteristics as they come out of the darkness into the Light.
While the Breath of Life stays in one’s spirit, still separated from the soul, no vital change occurs in man’s personality. His spirit has been recreated but his character has not been reformed. The natural man continues to rule. Still, Christ in the recreated spirit preservers. As the recreated spirit in man prays, the word reaches to the dividing place of the soul and spirit to bring union once again. It is then that LIFE is imparted to the soul, and man’s inherent qualities are translated forward to where they began – in the Bosom of the Father. The principalities of darkness, which were perversions of the powers of Light, are transformed, and they are translated to the domain of the Kingdom of God. Until the soul has been united with the spirit, all of the goodness that we see and experience is only “acting-out” goodness. Once the soul is united with the recreated spirit, godliness is learned and becomes the nature of the one so blessed.
Now read Paul’s dissertation on the curious dilemma of the untrained soul: “We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin. I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do – this is what I keep on doing. Now, if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.
“So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God – through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God’s law, but in the sinful nature a slave to the law of sin.” (Romans 7:14-25)
SECULAR CHURCH: This is not a sacred entity but temporal and for the comfort of mortal man. This is the church that endures for an age and it is experienced in denominational churches.
CHURCH OF THE FIRSTBORN: The church for all ages is established upon the Rock, Jesus Christ. It is exemplified in spirits of righteous men being made perfect and experienced in the body of Christ.
The Lord God has endured with mankind in man’s effort to serve Him. Although it has often been through traditions, rituals and dogmas the Lord has sanctioned and blessed His word as it has come forth. The word has ministered to humanity in their fallen condition to raise up the Church of the Firstborn for this Day. The age of the churches is drawing to an end and a new order is upon us. Time is indeed coming to a close.
Those who love God and are longing for His appearing have been in intercession for revival. But it is renewal that is upon the threshold, and it is all encompassing. Christ shall appear as His glory is manifested in the saints. Righteousness established will present the Kingdom of God in earth as it is in heaven.
There is a distinct purpose for humanity that must be carried out for the plan of God to be brought full circle. Mankind must become so filled with Christ that he is no longer a reflection [reversed image] of God but an exact representation.
But to understand, we must first have implanted within our hearts the undeniable truth of these facts:
ALL THINGS COME OUT OF GOD:
Isaiah 45:6, 7, “I am the LORD, and there is no other. I form the light and create darkness, I bring prosperity and create disaster; I the LORD, do all these things…”
Colossians 1:15, 16 “for by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together”
MAN WAS CREATED IN CHRIST:
Ephesians 1:4-6 “For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight”. In love he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will – to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One, he loves.”
CHRIST IS THE LIVING WORD WHO BROUGHT ALL THINGS INTO TANGIBLE FORM:
John 1:1-5 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made, without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it”.
The recorded Word of God is a transliterated word – translated from the heavenly language of the Almighty to the vernacular of the fallen species of man. The only way that one may fully understand what has been transcribed in the Bible is by means of the word inscribed in the heart of the established soul. Let us allow this Wisdom to lead us into all truth.
Do you ever wonder how evil came to be? When you consider the fact that God is Perfect Love and the Creator of all things, He alone is God – from whence did evil come?
EVIL CAME FROM OUT OF GOD, OF COURSE.
Now this fact has to be reconciled with the goodness, holiness and wisdom of God. This entity [known as Satan and revealed as the carnal nature of mankind] was dormant in the soul of humanity from the beginning. Satan had no strength until – through the temptation in his soul – Adam chose to give life to evil. The life of carnality is bound to death and dependent upon the souls of mortals for its existence.
MAN’S SOUL IS THE DUST.
The dust is the stuff of the earth and all that fills it. It came out of God and from it He formed the soul of man. Man had not the covering of skin and the life of blood until he fell short of the glory of God. (I strongly suggest that you read the account of creation with an open mind and a heart that is directed by the Spirit of the Almighty; Genesis 1-3.) Within the dust are all of the attributes of God, but apart from His Spirit they are devoid of Life. This is the reason that He inspired man with His Breath, which is, of course, His Spirit.
Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness…” (Genesis 1 26) The spoken word was the Energy of God presented for the formation of mankind. “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” (Genesis 1:27) Man was created of the dust – the same substance from which all things came. “The LORD formed the man from the dust of the ground.” This substance was debased – empty of God’s Spirit. “The earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.” (Genesis 1:2) Then God did an astonishing thing: “…and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and the man became a living soul.” (Genesis 2:7)
So mankind was created of the substance of God [in His likeness] but in another form [minus His Spirit]. However, because God inspired him with His Life, man’s appearance was that of light – God’s glory.
Humankind [Enchristed man; cherub of God] is the crown of God’s creation, fashioned of His substance and in His likeness, “…the model of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.” This is the form of humanity who lived in the Eden of God. He, who at the dawn of creation was clothed in the glory of Christ, “…was blameless in all his ways from the day of his creation until wickedness was found in him.”
It is the nature of all things to have an opposite, or reverse side. This is true of every living thing, every thought, every idea, and every attitude. It is true of God; it is true of humanity. Carnality is the reverse of God. Before wickedness was revealed in humankind, the carnal nature was engaged in commerce [intercourse; interposition] with his soul. The attributes of God are indigenous to the soul of man, and the perverted form of these traits began to call out within his soul. The whisperings of base attitudes and desires so influenced the thoughts, will and emotions of created man that he was weakened, and consequently brought to the low estate of separation from the Spirit of God. By this time the soul and the spirit of man had been separated in the bringing forth from Adam his helpmeet, the wife, who was called Eve but must be recognized as the soul of mankind. This facet of the human species was overtaken by the covert desires of the lower nature, and because this area is the seat of the mind, will and emotions was able to influence the human form to partake of knowledge without the Seed of Life [the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.]
Even though in his beginning man [the first Adam] was created in the likeness of God, when the carnal influence won over his soul man became an image of the father of lies rather than the exact representation of Christ. “How you have fallen from heaven O morning star, son of the dawn!” Early on God had warned man that if he partook of knowledge that has no life, he would surely die. Eve [the soul] was present when God so warned Adam. It was not until the soul [Eve] was brought out, away from the Life inspired into Adam that temptation (which had been there all along in the presence of the tree of knowledge) could not be resisted. So the soul was grievously tempted, and succumbed to the carnal desires of the lower nature. And the species of man died. He suffered the death of Life in the Spirit of Christ. And Adam and Eve were banished from Paradise. “Through your widespread trade you were filled with violence and you sinned.” (Ezekiel 28:16) “You have been cast down to the earth, you who laid low the nations.” (Isaiah 14:12)
Here is what the Spirit has revealed concerning the trees in the Garden: The Tree of Life is the Spirit of God, present for eternal life and knowledge in the wisdom of God. It is a tree with seed to bring forth fruit – the independent life of Christ. (See Genesis 1:29) The tree of the knowledge of good and evil is the carnal nature and has no seed. (See Genesis 2:16, 17) It lacks independent life and cannot reproduce but it spreads like mold or mildew – under cover of darkness. The knowledge gained from this entity has not wisdom, only logic, which satisfies the soulish area separated from the Spirit.
Through his trafficking with carnality humankind became impressed with his beauty and proud because of his splendor; his wisdom became corrupted and he said in his heart: “I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of the sacred mountain. I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.” (Isaiah 14:13, 14) Man sold out for a lie and was cast out of the heavenly realm for lack of Life. Fire and a sword barred the way of return from him.
“How you have fallen from heaven, O morning star, son of the dawn!…” (Isaiah 14:12)
God clothed mankind with flesh, for they were naked and shamed in their loss of glory. He supplied them with blood for they were empty, void of the Life that had sustained them. They had become as the beasts of the field, (“the life of the soul is in the blood”) but with the knowledge of good and evil. God said: “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life, and eat and live forever”. So the LORD banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken. (Genesis 3:22, 23)
After the residents of Paradise fell from glory, God spoke to the entity of evil [which then had life, not of his own but life supplied by the now mortal man] saying: “You will crawl on your belly and you will eat the dust all the days of your life.” The carnal nature (Satan) must feed on the soul of humanity to survive. .”I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.”
It was given to her to know that her children would be in danger from the one who had overtaken her. It became the lot of woman to bring forth children in suffering but with desire remaining for her husband, whose issue her offspring must be. ”I will greatly increase your pains in childbearing; with pain you will give birth to children.”
Man’s designated assignment was that of tiller of the ground – the dust of his origin – to be done in hardship and sorrow. “Because you listened to your wife and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘you must not eat of it,’ “Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life. It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken, for dust you are and to dust you will return.” (Selected verses from Geneses 3:14-19)
From that time forward mankind has been plagued by sorrow but the work designed by God as the purpose of man’s earth walk began.
For creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God. (Romans 8:20, 21)
For God has bound all men over to disobedience so that he may have mercy on them all. (Romans 11:32)
The Lord God cursed the downfall of man and decreed that his walk apart from Him would be to no purpose. He ordered that the function of man’s carnal nature would depend entirely upon man’s willingness to sustain it. God’s curse was solely against the evil intent that had hissed at Eve and persuaded her into its trap. But He further pronounced that provision for mankind would come from the soil [dust], which would yield to fallen man only what was present in the absence of the Spirit of God. However, hope was presented in His dictum to the woman and the man, for all the structural components for righteousness are within the soul [dust]. When each individual soul is again joined to her predestined mate [man’s spirit recreated] they will bring forth the child of the Spirit who will find entry once more to Paradise.
The dilemma that befell the human race was not one of mere happenstance but was the design of God’s purpose. It was to bring about the only way that all creation could be made forever free of the carnal intent of its reverse side. It is man’s willingness to submit that the Lord God craves. Of course He could have created man without the possibility of disobedience, but what kind of love would that have been in man?
God created His family in Christ as part of the only Begotten Son of the Father before the foundation of the universe. He chose to allow man to overcome the aberration in the nature apart from God by bringing it to death through obedient submission in love for Him.
The trek that stretched out before Adam and Eve was one of incomprehensible suffering and strife. But God could not rescue them immediately, for that would have nullified His intent. However, He did not then hold mankind accountable for their iniquity but allowed them to reap from the field in which they sowed, and it was one of darkness.
We have already discussed ways that God revealed Himself to the human race and how he began to prepare them for the Savior as He drew out a people for His name. The law given by Moses held the place for the entrance of Jesus, the Second Adam. He is the exact representation of the Father, born to bring the offspring of God full circle back to Him, free of carnality. It is by Him that mankind will accomplish what he has attempted to do in his flesh. Christ will enable man to succeed in the realm of the everlasting and unseen and therefore, in the natural. THE EARTH WILL YIELD ITS FRUIT!
In the ground of man, just as within the ground of the earth, are placed many valuable and precious deposits. In the Garden man was adorned with these. “You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone adorned you: ruby, topaz, and emerald, chrysolite, onyx and jasper, sapphire, turquoise and beryl. Your settings and mountings were made of gold; on the day you were created they were prepared. You were anointed as a guardian cherub, for I ordained you. You were on the holy mount of God; you walked among the fiery stones…” (Ezekiel 28:13, 14) When man bowed to the desires of the carnal nature, the precious gems lost their fire and the gold became embedded in the substance that is without Life. The crown of God’s creation was cast out of the heavenly realm and took the future generations with him – “he laid low the nations”.
But God’s plan was moving according to His design. He directed man to “work the ground from which he had been taken.” The precious stones will regain their fire, the gold its intended form and entrance into Paradise will be won when the soul of man meets the sword [Word] and passes through the Fire [The presence of the Lamb]. While the recreated spirit works the ground of man’s soul, the Fruit of the Spirit is produced. [Compare to the fiery stones].
The cross of Jesus Christ is the intersection of God and man. The vicarious sacrifice was the act of love to return the world to the Father.
1. The flesh of man [carnal nature] was cursed unto death upon the cross.
2. The mortal life of the soul [blood] was poured out.
3. The Life of the Spirit was supplied. [Water from Jesus’ side]
All that God had directed before this time was for the exact and distinct purpose of the death of Jesus in order to present the Life of Christ again in human form. It was to the obedient remnant in the Upper Room that the Power From on High was recreated in human flesh.
Until Christ was again present in human form, the designated purpose of man in his earth-walk could not be worked out. The deposits in human dust [soul] must gain Life and be brought forth. The recreated spirit in man is the one who must reunite with the soul and work that soil. The progress of this event is done in special ways and in stages.
1. Individual receives the Word of God and the human spirit is recreated.
2. The recreated spirit must woo the soul by the Life that has come.
3. The soul must be instructed and renewed by this Holy Spirit.
4. The soul will be joined again with the spirit because of the word reaching into the place of
division, cutting away the flesh and bringing reunion.
5. The union of the soul and recreated spirit will bring forth New Life.
Paul wrote: “Women will be saved through childbearing if they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety.” The souls of mankind must bring forth the divine Child, once again in human flesh.
The divine Child who has been waiting to be birthed into the world is the family of God – the ENCHRISTED remnant. This birth is not one of the natural generations of humankind but is that of regeneration, the transformation from mortality to immortality. It is the spiritual event that will present Christ’s body in the flesh, leaving behind the dead flesh nature. “And he is the head of the body, the church…” (Colossians 1:18) “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.” (1 Corinthians 12:27)
The chromosomes of God sown in the ground [dust, soul, womb] of humankind at the time of creation are the ovum for His family and must be brought to Life by the Spirit of Christ [Sperm]. As the recreated spirit works within the soul the attributes of God begin to take form in the individual. The Living Word grows and must be nurtured by its surroundings. All within the soul, which holds this New Life, must be of the Spirit. If the individual is faithful in this, by the time the incubation period is completed the supernatural birth will occur.
Satan [carnal nature] nags the walk of man in the world, for he knows his life is limited. There must be no place given to the carnal nature in the area of man’s thoughts, his desires or emotions. The carnal nature must not be allowed to influence the actions of the race of man. As the soul grows in the strength of Christ the new creation within will cause a fire to rise, consuming the old nature and reducing it to ashes on the floor of the soul. Then it will be said: “Is this the man who shook the earth and made kingdoms tremble, the man who made the world a desert, who overthrew its cities and would not let his captives go home?” (Isaiah 14:16, 17)
“When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: ‘Death has been swallowed up in victory.’” (I Corinthians 15:54)
“For while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. Now it is God who has made us for this very purpose and has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.“ (2 Corinthians 5:4, 5)
As the elect focus their vision not on the world but upon Christ they will be changed – changed to the dead to the world but alive in Christ! They will be made alive by means of inversion as they are infused with the Life of Christ. These are transformed from a mirror image to the exact representation of the Firstborn Son of God. They are the ones who have “eaten His flesh and drunk His blood”, the ones Jesus promised to raise up on the last day.
When one is pierced by the word of God a new substance is introduced into their life. A new pattern for hereditary characteristics is set – a new DNA, if you will, is formed. This causes a reaction that brings changes, which transform one from the person they once were to a reversed image of the fallen nature. He has a new nature and a new genealogy to draw from, and it is from our Heavenly Father. One so changed in his inward parts is of the same outward structure but of a different substance. In time further changes will take place. The form of the structure will also be altered.
In the most infinitesimal part of our being we will be changed as we focus on Christ, and it is His Spirit who bombards our being until this change occurs. It is in the atomic structure of the molecules of our being that the change will occur as the new life of the recreated spirit is fed and nurtured by the Spirit of Christ. The flow of life will be changed from that of the blood to the Life of eternal man, which is Spirit. The appearance of eternal man will depend upon from what plane he is viewed. God sees all things from the eternal realm so His observation would be quite different from that of natural man observing from a worldly vantage point. Eternal man will appear in transverse light rather than light of the natural realm – such as from the sun, moon or stars. He will radiate light as a light-bearer rather than a light-reflector. He may seem the same to those who see him from an external point of view, but the Eternal sees each one according to his inward nature.
CHARACTER BEARS WITNESS TO THE SOUL – SEEN ONLY BY GOD, REVEALED IN THE LIGHT.
The Lord comes with us (the Life) as we are hidden in Him. It is then that we may say with Paul, “It is no longer I who live, but Christ!”
Until one is in Christ there can be no rising up – alive in Christ and dead to the world. The living, breathing human body is not required to come to death but to be transformed by LIFE. There will be a new imprint in the blood for the blood is the life-support of the earth bound life of the soulish area of humanity. This imprint will change the form of the blood to a River of Life for the soul. Then one’s inheritance is in Christ and it is of the heavenly realm in mankind.
The molecular configuration of any life depends upon the nucleus of his atoms. They set the pattern by which the whole is formed. The original form in the nuclei of the cells is the pattern for the subsequent development until the substance of the pattern is changed. Then a transforming work is begun. A mirror image of the original is set. The exact opposite of the structure that had been bound to death will set the formation of the new creature. The pattern now in place is LIFE and it will reproduce only in its kind. This transformation will just occur. It is of God, and the work is wholly His.
Eternal man is the manifested presence of Christ in His many-membered body. He is the church united, the flesh of Jesus healed, the Holy City come to earth. His form is the outworking of his substance. He is faith and love set forth in righteousness. He is the effulgence of God’s joy – the quintessential crown of God’s glory come to earth.
1992 I REBUILD MY HOUSE ANEW
Just as He promised, the Lord is rebuilding His temple living stone by living stone. He is building the place of His habitation again, in a new way.
HOLD TODAY AS A PRECIOUS JEWEL TO BE TREASURED ABOVE ALL THAT YOU MAY DESIRE FOR TOMORROW. TODAY IS IN YOUR HAND. TOMORROW IS NOT YET HERE. THE YESTERDAYS THAT YOU HAVE COLLECTED CANNOT POSSIBLY SHINE SO BRIGHTLY OR BE OF THE VALUE OF THE TODAY THAT IS NOW.
THE THINGS THAT I HAVE FOR YOU, WHAT I WANT YOU TO DO, ARE IN EACH DAY AS IT COMES. DO NOT BELIEVE THAT IT WILL ALWAYS BE TOMORROW THAT HOLDS THE TREASURE. IT IS NOW. NOW IS THE DAY THAT IS BLESSED AND CALLED TODAY. EACH DAY AS IT COMES IS THE TIME TO BE TREASURED. SAVOR EVERY DAY AS IT ARRIVES. DRAW FROM IT EVERY BLESSING THAT IT HOLDS. WHEN THAT DAY IS ENDED HAVE NO REGRETS.
THE PLAN THAT HAS BEEN LAID OUT BEFORE THE BEGINNING IS UNFOLDING AS IT SHOULD. IT IS NOW IN THE UNSEEN REALM BUT IT WILL BE FULLY ESTABLISHED IN THE PHYSICAL REALM AS IT PROGRESSES. THE OPENING TO RECEIVE THE LIGHT OF THE KINGDOM HAS OCCURRED AND WILL NOT AGAIN BE SHUT OFF. THE LIGHT WILL BECOME BRIGHTER AND BRIGHTER AS EACH TORCH BEGINS TO GLOW. THIS IS THE DAY OF LIGHT.
ALL OF THE TODAYS THAT HAVE BECOME YESTERDAYS CULMINATE IN THE DAY AT HAND. THIS IS THE DAY OF THE KINGDOM.
DO NOT TAKE UP WORRY; DO NOT TAKE UP CONCERN. ALL OF THE ANSWERS ARE GIVEN IN THE PROPER TIME AS YOU REST IN ME. TAKE NO CARE. I AM SUFFICIENT FOR ALL THINGS. ALL THINGS HAVE THEIR ENDING IN ME; ALL THINGS. THERE IS NOTHING TO FEAR FOR THOSE WHO REST IN ME. MOMENT BY MOMENT – THIS IS THE WAY TO ABIDE IN ME. TRUST IN THE TRUTH FOR GOD IS INFALLIBLE. YOU HAVE PLACED YOUR TRUST IN THE ONE WHO ESTABLISHES RIGHTEOUSNESS. I AM IS FACT – THE FACILITATING FACT OF THE UNIVERSE!
“The sun will no more be your light by day, nor will the brightness of the moon shine on you, for the LORD will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory.” (Isaiah 60:19)
“The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, which said:
“The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he will reign for ever and ever.” (Revelation 11:15)
The sounding of the trumpets indicates that undesirable areas are being removed. As they sound a preponderance of God’s word is going forth. The mystery of Christ is being revealed and His many-membered body will be completed at the conclusion of the sounding.
Addition sent to Sunny on 10-30-04
Sunny, I am sending these two astounding messages to you because they will enrich the excerpts that I sent yesterday. Barbara
By the way, when I started to look up neutrons and protons, the spirit just rose up and told me!!
I awoke with the words “protons and neutrons”. The spirit within told me, “this is the new nucleus the atomical structure of the cells – the assemblage of parts comes together in order and in power. This is the instrument of the high order… Power, unseen by the human eye – but exquisite in the kingdom. The manifesting of the sons will display this.”
Protons and neutrons: Constituent parts that make up the atomic structure of the nuclei.
“Evil is the antitheses of God. Man’s purpose is to overcome this anomaly by living in Christ, who has defeated the enemy. When success is achieved, man will revert back, transformed by the anointing, free of carnality. Evil will dissipate. (Loose energy irreversibly.)
“The only energy that the devil [satan] has is man’s carnal mind.” “Trying to be good” gives impetus to carnality. The only good is God and only as our life becomes Christ is this energy overcome. Evil has not life of its own as does Christ. Only HE is endued with such power [absolute life].
“Parents: don’t teach your children to be good. Teach them to love God. Introduce them to Christ by the life that you live. Love is the way. The rod of instruction is the Living Word.
“The anomaly of God was released into the world to rid The Father God of His reflection or shadow. Only His Son can do it because Christ alone is pure. The Only Begotten Son came forth from God free of the reflection so only this anointing [true life] can overcome. This will be done by the image of God [mankind] walking fully in the image of God.”
“Because there has to be a desire for righteous goodness springing out of Father God, to conquer and overcome the adversity. It is a rightful way to eradicate what exists because I AM. [I AM WHAT I AM – ALL THINGS].”
Lord, oh Lord, give me understanding.
“You have the mind of Christ. Avail yourself of his wisdom. This will bring the light of understanding.”
Protons and neutrons: Constituent parts that make up atomic structure of the nuclei.
Antithesis: The direct or exact opposite.
Anomaly: Deviation or departure from the normal or common order.
Revert: To return to normal phenotype by a second mutation.
Phenotype: The biochemical or physical characteristics determined by genetic makeup. [Protons and neutrons.]
Mutation: (a) A sudden structural change within a gene or chromosome of an organism resulting in the creation of a new character or trait found in the parental type. (b) The process by which such a sudden structural change occurs, either through an alteration in the nucleotide sequence of the DNA coding for a gene or through a change in the physical arrangement of a chromosome.
I AM ALWAYS TRUE TO WHO I AM.
WISDOM – MARRIAGE of the SOUL and SPIRIT [Barbara J. Strauser] 10-29-04 1