1 First this: God created the Heavens and Earth — all you see, all you don't see. 2 Earth was a soup of nothingness, a bottomless emptiness, an inky blackness. God's Spirit brooded like a bird above the watery abyss.
3 God spoke: "Light!"
And light appeared.
4 God saw that light was good. The Message Bible
1 IN THE beginning [before all time] was the Word (Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself. [Isa 9:6.]
2 He was present originally with God.
3 All things were made and came into existence through Him; and without Him was not even one thing made that has come into being. AMPLIFIED
15 [Now] He is the exact likeness of the unseen God [the visible representation of the invisible]; He is the Firstborn of all creation.
16 For it was in Him that all things were created, in heaven and on earth, things seen and things unseen, whether thrones, dominions, rulers, or authorities; all things were created and exist through Him [by His service, intervention] and in and for Him.
17 And He Himself existed before all things, and in Him all things consist (cohere, are held together).
In the beginning, God (The Word) created (The Word Expressed) the heavens and the earth. God spoke (Expressed) “Light!” and light appeared. The Word was and then the Word expressed Himself which brought about creation. Before the heavens and the earth and all that we see and all that we don’t see were brought into being, the Word WAS. Everything came out from that Word, which means that everything that was made had its design and function written within that eternal Word. Stars, mountains, oceans, trees, fish, animals, insects, all had its expression hidden in that Word until the Word expressed it and brought it into being. Mankind was in that Word and was brought into being by that self-same expression. Out of chaos came order and function as the Word expressed Himself. That expression was predestinated and preordained to bring forth each element of God’s creation, encompassing heaven and earth. Without that expression of the Word there would be nothing present except the unexpressed Word. Thank God for the Expressed Word!
Even so, in the human body, and indeed in every organism, we can see an expression of life taking place every second of every day, through the expression of the cellular code within the DNA of our cells. The code of life is written in units of code known as genes, which reside on 23 pairs of chromosomes that make up the human genome. Each Gene is an expression waiting to be expressed. In fact, there is more information encoded on our genes than is found in the Library of Congress! The information within each cell is a Book of Life with many volumes and chapters that contain specific instructions on how the human organism is to be built and maintained. From the moment of conception, when a single strand of genetic code from the male sperm penetrates the egg of the female which contains another single strand of genetic code, a new and unique organism is formed. Acted out in a “dance” of genetic expression, the 2 strands of DNA begin to line up and match their individual nucleotides with each other, in a preordained order, Adenosine with Thymine and Guanine with Cytosine, which assures a harmony of union that acts as a template for all further expression. The result is a creature that contains all the genetic information from the male’s lineage and all the genetic information from the female’s lineage combined together in a new and unique genetic expression. This new expression of life is now a SUM total of 2 separate trees written on 23 chromosomes representing the male lineage and 23 chromosomes representing the female lineage, 46 chromosomes paired together into 23 pairs, which means that this new organism is all that its father contains and all that its mother contains, but now unique and one of a kind. In fact, this “new thing” can no longer be termed after its former titles, sperm and egg, as it no longer has the same properties and function as it did. So, science calls this new thing a “Zygote”. Ah, through the act of conception, 2 foreign entities have come to an agreement to be something ELSE than what they were. Out of TWO expressions there is now ONE expression of life and as a result, a NEW NAME.
Isa 62:2 And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the LORD shall name.
Isa 62:3 Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.
Isa 62:4 Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah: for the LORD delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married.
Isa 62:5 For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall thy sons marry thee: and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, soshall thy God rejoice over thee.
Rev 2:17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.
Gal 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
perhaps we can now look at this spiritually. Since we came from that
living WORD and our being was written in the book of that WORD, we
were made up of the WORD in the beginning before time began.
However, we were unexpressed, a spirit dwelling within THE SPIRIT of
God. When our time came to be expressed, brought into our earthly
expression, we had a new identity. Truly man and Truly Spirit. The
problem is that our foundational identity, a spiritual being, was
hidden from us so we could function as a soulish man which enabled
us to live an earthly life. Then, regeneration came and our eyes
were open to our dual identities, or dual genetic lineages, Adam and
Christ, natural man and spiritual man, earthly and heavenly. The
scriptures say that as we have borne the image of the earthly, so
will we bear the image of the heavenly. 1 Corinthians 15:49. God’s
purpose isn’t to do away with our image of the earthly, but to
incorporate it into our heavenly image, which results in a new
identity, IN CHRIST. Our problem is the duality of having a separate
identity, one with the earth and one with the heavens. Both are
needed, and God formed us with both. A new name means a new nature
and a new nature means that we are now expressing and functioning in
a new way. Notice that even when the scriptures speak of the passing
away of the old heavens and the old earth, it declares that these
will be replaced by a new earth and a new heaven. A new relationship
is formed between the two identities which results in a nature of
2Pe 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
2Pe 3:11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
2Pe 3:12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?
2Pe 3:13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
degeneration is a result of having a separation between our 2
lineages. These are being brought together in one expression in
Christ, a New Creature. New by reason of the union of both
identities, which means we are a SUM total of both Adam and Christ
but we cannot properly be termed by our old titles, natural man and
spiritual man. This New Creature is both, but in expression we are
NEITHER! We are MORE. The Zygote mentioned above, as the new name
given to the union of sperm and egg, is all that the sperm was and
all that the egg was, but now it has a unique expression through its
union. As the dealings of God continue in our being, we are being
transformed and transfigured by that endless life that is in Christ
Jesus. Our old earth and our old heaven is dissolved by reason of
the union of those two elements. There is not a destruction and
annihilation of those old elements but rather a compounding of them
that gives them both a new expression, TOGETHER. Even the Law is not
done away with, as it is fulfilled in Grace. In being fulfilled, it
is no longer identified as an expression of condemnation, as it is
now hid in Christ.
2Co 5:1 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
2Co 5:2 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven:
2Co 5:3 If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.
2Co 5:4 For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.
Notice the important phrases used here describing the action of compounding these individual elements. We groan, NOT to be unclothed by the annihilation of our earthly identity, but having that identity CLOTHED UPON by that inner identity of an eternal house, so that mortality might be swallowed up of life. We have that inner life within us right now, but it is UNEXPRESSED, resulting in our outer house being unchanged, locked into its corruptible identity. The life within is the Christ Life, which we are heirs to inherit. But, without expression there is not any transformation. Hence our GROAN to be clothed upon with this inner life and to be identified with a new identity in Christ, a NEW NAME written in a white stone! It is this same action of “swallowing up” that we read about in 1 Corinthians 15.
1Co 15:51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
1Co 15:52 In a moment, 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.
1Co 15:53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
1Co 15:54 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.
1Co 15:55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
1Co 15:56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
1Co 15:57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Consider this. Death is abolished by being “swallowed up” into life. Where did Death go? Into Life. It has been re-identified by the transforming power of Life! It can no longer be termed DEATH because it no longer has the properties of death. It has been changed and given a NEW NAME (NATURE). If the nature of death was to destroy and kill in its former identity, then by the ingesting of its old identity into Life, its entire purpose and function has changed. The same principle holds for the 2 identities of evil and good. By swallowing evil up into the goodness of Christ, evil is destroyed (made of no effect) by reason of the union of both good and evil, which results in a change of identity for both elements! When the knowledge of good and evil is swallowed up into a new reality it will reveal a nature of God that is MORE than good, it is DIVINE. Even as science has had to recognize that through the compounding of certain elements in the natural world results in a “new thing” with properties and function that those individual elements did not have in their original state, (think of water, a compounding of 2 hydrogen atoms with 1 oxygen atom which causes two gases to take on new properties of a liquid) so we must also see this same principle in the spiritual world where individual elements that have had specific properties and functions, such as death and life, good and evil, natural and spiritual, earth and heaven, God and man, are being brought into a new expression through a union of oneness.
Eph 1:9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:
Eph 1:10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:
It is God’s plan to gather together all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are in Him into a Oneness, a Union in Christ. It is the Mystery of God’s will that such a thing could and will be done. It is in the RE-NAMING or RE-NATURING of all those elements which are in heaven and which are on earth wherein the will of God and His intent is focused. We, as priests and kings before our God, must begin to think higher and deeper about the things of God and the full scope of His plan of salvation and restoration for the whole creation. We cannot continue to view the things of the Kingdom from an old and soulish perspective, polarizing these old terms and locking them into their individual realities. We must start to think on another scale, seeing a new reality of elements of Christ being compounded into one another and something never before seen or imagined take form.
In the natural, there are presently 118 elements on the periodical chart, and 98 of these elements can be found in nature. The rest are synthetically made. An element is said to be pure when it can no longer be reduced. Elements can be mixed and compounded to create an innumerable number of compounds that from new properties when these elements are combined. Soap, gasoline, water, composite building materials, plastics, metals, salt and many other things are used by us every day as a result of someone discovering a new way to combine elements. Dynamite and other explosives are examples of how non-explosive elements can be compounded to become more than their individual parts. Certain soaps are compounds that allow the soap to be solid until mixed with water and then a change of property occurs that is used to wash our clothes. Keeping this in mind, can you imagine how many elements in the substance of Christ can take on greater power and glory when they are brought into union? For example, see how this works in the following scriptures.
Joh 17:11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.
Joh 17:20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;
Joh 17:21 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.
Joh 17:22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
Joh 17:23 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.
Joh 14:9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?
Joh 14:10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.
Joh 14:11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake.
Joh 14:12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
Greater works than these shall he do, because I go unto my Father! Can you see the increased power of compounding that takes place through the Son going to the Father and them taking their abode in a people? What manner of works could we possibly do that is greater than what Jesus did? It is time for the greater works to begin! It will be done by the gathering of the First-Fruit company of the sons of God coming together in a union of spirit and glory! Not in a union of doctrine and ministry-building, but in spirit and glory, which will bring about a true change that is waiting within each one of us to be EXPRESSED. I can only do so much in myself and you can only do so much in yourself. But, what happens if we are compounded together? I can hear the sound of trumpets starting to be sounded in all the earth, a sound that increases in volume and strength until it fills the whole earth. A gathering is taking place in a heavenly place made up of chosen vessels that are being drawn into the middle of the river, between the natural and the spiritual. A compounding is taking place which is bringing out of ourselves greater things than we have heard or seen before. We must be ready for anything!
Now, from a single cell, the renamed Zygote, there must come 100’s of trillions of cells which are all written on the pages of this new book of life, but unexpressed as of yet. The two single strands of DNA have come into an agreement with each other, which has meticulously been checked and double checked to make sure there are no mutated instances of encoded instructions. Think about it. This vast book of genetic information is going to be copied over 100 trillion times! Once a mutation is developed in one cell, it will continue to copy that mutated instruction over and over and the result will be a malady or deformation that will be passed on from one generation to another. There are many genetic mutations that we now know are “inherited” from parent to child and to all future generations. Other mutations will skip a certain number of generations only to be expressed again in a future generation. There are defects from birth and there are defects from outside elements that have the ability to corrupt the genetic code which results in impairment of one kind or another. That is why it is said that we either have good genes or bad genes.
Cellular security is paramount for the Zygote as once it is activated it becomes a foreign invader to the mother’s immune system, as it is no longer identified as a part of the mother’s genetic makeup. It is no longer termed the mother’s SELF. It is now something else. From the instant that the Zygote is formed with its complete genome, it starts the process of decoding the instructions written on the DNA molecule and it begins to build its components. Through the wondrous operation of bringing the written WORD of the DNA into a cellular expression of action, the cell begins to manufacture all of its components that are necessary for it to begin the arduous task of dividing from one to two, from two to four and so on until it has formed an entire organism. The DNA contains all of the instructions for this monumental task.
Immediately, it forms 3 distinct compartments within the cell. The cytoplasm, the nucleus and the nucleoleus. In a startling similarity to the pattern of the Tabernacle of Moses, the cytoplasm is the larger outer court of the cell. The Nucleus is smaller and is sub-divided into a second partition, the Nucleoleus. Thus we see the pattern of a 3 compartmentalized structure, the outer court, the holy place and the holiest of all. Cytoplasm, nucleus, nucleoleus. The Word of the cell is found in the nucleoleus, the holiest of all. As in the Tabernacle, this area is highly restrictive, allowing only certain elements of the cell to have access to it. The nucleus is not as restrictive but only certain elements of the cell can get inside the nuclear partition nonetheless. These 2 cellular compartments is where the encoded book resides and as a result the only molecules allowed into it are those that have the task of decoding and assembling those instructions. Just as the High Priest was the only one allowed behind the veil and into the holy of holies and only those priests that were tasked to doing their duties in the holy place were allowed into the inner tent, the Cell has set its parameters for the protection of the all-important DNA. Only the RNA molecule, the priesthood of the cell, is allowed contact with the genetic book. Only the RNA has the keys to the code.
Mat 16:19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
Rev 1:18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.
The Word is expressed in the cell by the manufacturing of proteins which are then used to form the manifold structures of the body. The instructions for the building of the proteins are contained in genes that are placed on the DNA molecule, strategically placed on the 23 pairs of chromosomes. There are mainly 3 types of RNA that are involved in the building of proteins. Messenger RNA, Transfer RNA and Ribosomal RNA. It is fascinating to be able to get a glimpse into the complexities of the human body at the microscopic level! In God, everything is connected to everything else. What you see is not all that you get in the world of God’s creative power. He hides boxes inside boxes and once you get each box opened, you find another box and so on. We see the pattern of the planetary design repeated all the way down to the atom. Now we are looking inside the atom and finding even more mysteries. A world made up of gazillions of worlds. As microscopes were invented and then improved into unimaginable ranges of magnification, we have been able to see this other world and find out how it works. When scientists didn’t have microscopes to look into a world beyond the natural eye, scientists could only observe the processes of life by waiting for something to happen that they could see with their natural vision. This was time consuming and frustrating, which certainly tested the commitment these early scientists had in order to explain the how the world works. Today, we are able to see as far as the Hubble Telescope can see, into other galaxies and the formation of black holes and supernovas and at the same time we are able to look microscopically into the most minute details of the cellular and atomic world. Spiritually, we are also being given sight and understanding into the hidden mysteries of God that in ages past were hidden from the understanding of men. Heaven has opened up and we know that this generation of believers are looking into the very ark of God to see His plans and intents for His creation. Praise be to God!
Now, let us go into more detail about the process of the building of the House That God Built! The more we learn of this process in the natural body, the more we will be given insight into the building of the spiritual body of Christ. This is the outline. DNA is the book of instructions which resides in the nucleus of the cell. Somehow those instructions must be put into action, otherwise it would just be a book of words, without life. This book is encoded with a genetic alphabet whose letters are signified by the nucleic bases it is made up of. Adenine and Thymine ALWAYS pair up together and Guanine and Cytosine ALWAYS pair up with each other. When paired, these chemical bases form a rung of a ladder and when joined together with other pairs it forms a longer ladder. As I type this article, I am writing in code, made up letters in the alphabet. There are 26 letters in the English alphabet that I can choose from to relay to you what I am thinking. By joining these letters together along with spaces and punctuations, I can express what I want you to know. On the other hand, you, the reader, have been instructed as a child to be able to decipher the alphabetical code I am writing in. You have been doing this for so long that most of us never stop to think of our “reading” ability to be a form of deciphering a code, but it is! How many of us have typed out a text message on our phone and sent it off only to realize after reading the sent text that our friendly “spell checker” program has changed some of our words into its own invention? It makes no sense to have that spell checked word in the sentence, because it was misinterpreted by our phone. Can you imagine how much chaos and confusion would result if our genetic instructions were also misinterpreted in our cell?
So it is, that we learned the rules of the written word from the beginning, so that we could communicate through the written word with accurate coding to those we wanted to communicate with. Instead of 26 letters, the cell uses 4 letters. A, T, G, C. The rules say that you can’t throw and H in there and you can’t throw an R in there. These are the only letters that we can use. The RNA is the decoder of the letters on the DNA molecule. Each letter is represented in what is termed a nucleotide. These nucleotides are arranged in a specific location on the DNA molecule that are then joined together with other nucleotides to form a gene, which creates a specific instruction for the Messenger RNA to decode and then bring into action. Of course, I am making this a very elementary and basic outline of this most complicated process, but it will suffice for what I want to “code” to you. . To obtain a specific instruction for a protein, the RNA is going to decode the genetic code that contains this particular instruction. The instruction on the gene will be a short or long version of building a specific protein, which is made up of amino acids joined together in a chain that will determine the type of protein that is needed in the cell and the body. The Messenger RNA will use an enzyme to uncurl the DNA molecule at the point where the gene is found. Remember, the DNA molecule is in the form of a double helix, a ladder that is twisted upon itself, like a circular staircase. This is the same pattern that Jacob saw when he fell asleep and dreamed of a ladder that was set up on earth and reached into heaven, with angels (messengers!) ascending and descending upon it. I absolutely believe dear ones that this ladder is the same ladder that is in the cells of our body!
Once the position on the ladder of the DNA is specified as being the place where the gene is found, the Messenger RNA “unzips” the ladder so that now it is 2 strands, just like when you zip up your jacket and then later unzip the zipper you now have 2 sides of the zipper, so it is with the ladder of DNA. Then, the Messenger RNA forms a copy of the specific code that is written on the DNA and then “zips” the DNA back together. Now, this specific genetic code is carried by the Messenger RNA out to the cytoplasm to be built into the protein that was ordered by the DNA which is made up of specified amino acids to form the protein. This will be done by attaching the strand of RNA code to a RIBOSOME. Ribosomes are the manufacturing plant for putting amino acids together to form proteins. As it is in all other cellular activities, this is a process of BUILDING cellular structures that are in turn made up of smaller units of material. Once at the ribosome, Transfer RNA is used to decode the genetic strand of instructions and amino acids, which fill the cytoplasm, will then be obtained and chained together to form the protein chain. It has taken me several pages of coded letters to describe a very basic example of how a single protein is formed. In truth, if I were to truly tell you in depth of what all takes place in this process, I could write a whole book just on this one aspect of the Building of the House.
Once the protein is formed, it is then transported to be used in its designated purpose, either within the cell itself, or transported outside of the cell to other parts of the body. What a mighty God we serve! From the unexpressed Word of the DNA, within the holy of holies of the cell, through the holy place and then into the outer court and then from there into the body, we can relate by following the journey of the blood, from the brass altar, past the laver, into the holy place, and finally to the holy of holies, to be sprinkled upon the ark of the Shekinah glory of God! We can follow the thread of truth from Genesis to Revelation, from Enoch to the Patriarchs, from Jacob onto Moses, onto the time of the Judges, then onto the time of Prophets, onward to the time of Kings, and finally, to a man that is born of a virgin, who then lived a life of thirty years, ministered for 3 years, declaring and demonstrating the life of the Kingdom of God, bludgeoned and tortured and crucified, isolated and left to die on a bloody cross, buried in another man’s tomb, traveled to hell to lead captive to captivity, appeared alive to His disciples on the 3rd day, ascended out of sight to sit at the right hand of His Father in the Throne, declared to be the King of kings, the Lord of lords, a High Priest after the order of Melchizedek, the Lion of Judah, the Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last, the Way, the Truth, the Life, the Door, the Prince of Peace, the Sun of Righteousness, the Savior and the hope of all that are lost and undone, the Restorer of our soul, Jesus, the Christ of God, at which name every man and every throne and dominion, will bow its knee, whether in heaven, or earth, or under the earth. What a journey of Truth that I am extremely humbled to have a part in.
To Be Continued:
By Robert D Torango