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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Resurrected Life: A First in History. What It Does to You Now



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The resurrection---it was the first in the world. Not even God had tried it before Christ did in his resurrection---transforming body, soul and spirit to the highest level of restoration after death. Before this, God, was spirit and Jesus was the spoken Word yet to be made flesh. They thought that God's awesome power was displayed in its fullest in the signs and wonders that accompanied Moses and the other prophets. Little did they know that the best was yet to come.

There is nothing as powerful as the Word made flesh and dwelling among men. It demolished the kingdom of darkness for good, made a surefire dreadful end of Satan and his minions. Word made flesh and dwelling among men is the main point of God's plan from Genesis to Revelation, his very reason for dying for us on the cross. The grand plan for revealing this wonder had been there even before the foundation of the world. It has been an eternal plan.


When Jesus was born (and more so after his resurrection), God became spirit and flesh---specifically, a spiritual body after his resurrection. It was a new and radical concept---the resurrected life. It's the advanced stage of God's flesh. All heaven was extremely excited about it. The angels had not seen anything like it.

It had flesh, it ate food, was seen by human eyes, could be touched, could have wounds, yet it was perfect and could perform supernatural feats---like suddenly appearing and disappearing at will, appearing simultaneously to hundreds of people at the same time (specific multiple presence, which is different from omnipresence), and going through walls and closed doors. It reminds you of those born of the Spirit---like the wind that blows wherever it wills.

I can imagine how the spiritual body can fly, travel around the universe in an eye's wink, can transcend through earthly and heavenly dimensions in a split second, and at will (even travel to different spirit dimensions on different levels), and create and re-create worlds and realities---all because of God, through the power of the Holy Spirit. It's not yet true with us today---although it can begin right now---and we may start living on its threshold.

Thus, we should live the resurrected life---God's flesh---now, made possible by the simple fact that Jesus lives in us 100 percent! That's Word made flesh on another level. But it should never be lived through our own efforts---and it can NEVER be lived by merely being active in church or earning religious titles and degrees, with all the self efforts, programs, or gimmicks---but only through God's power and will.

The resurrected life is powerful---even as we live it now in its initial stages. It can shake worlds, split them apart, and turn them upside down. It sometimes even splits churches apart, especially when those who understand and experience the resurrected life are opposed by those who don't and can't. And praise God for that! Jesus praised the Father for hiding these things to the wise and learned of this world and revealing them to little children.

Unfortunately, many in church today are strangers to it---a life of being God's flesh on earth---because they are misled and deceived by human theologies and religions passed off as "born again"---idol shrines masked as "God's will." Anything against the LIFE is demonic. As long as you remain in man-made religions, all you have is a mundane life that looks and sounds spiritual and biblical, but is actually a religious spirit in the guise of an angel of light. This spirit keeps you blind to the truth, especially to the resurrected life that should be in you now.

It all begins in our union with him in this life through the Holy Spirit who is a "deposit" guaranteeing our inheritance.  Ask anyone who enthrones human intellect---even some church leaders today---and they'll laugh at you for taking the resurrected life too seriously, if not label you a heretic. But truth is, we have been resurrected and glorified and seated with Christ in heaven now as we live life on earth, though all these are also yet to happen in the future.
And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, [Ephesians 2.6]
Another passage on our resurrection with Christ:
Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. [Colossians 3]
And our predestination to glory:
And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified. [Romans 8.30]
They're all in the past tense. See? They already happened and they're yet to happen at the same time. Once you start living eternal life, your spiritual experiences know no bound. You're not limited by space or time. We're not yet in our glorified bodies, and yet in a sense we can start having them in their initial "earthly" stages if our faith can handle it.

What's its initial stage? A body uncontaminated by anything that hinders perfect holiness.
Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God. [2 Corinthians 7] 
The Holy Spirit alone can build this resurrected life in us. God's flesh has progressive stages that move from glory to glory as we, with unveiled faces, contemplate God's glory. The resurrected life can do astounding feats in the spirit that human flesh can never comprehend and believe, unless that flesh is God's flesh.

Once you get a taste of the resurrected life, you shun all other things in this world and see them as lower forms of creation---yes, even human theology that man invented and takes so much pride in.