Sunday, April 06, 2008

IN THE TWINKLING OF AN EYE

IN THE TWINKLING OF AN EYE

Back in Sept of 99 someone asked me via e-mail to explain something in more detail. Here is my answer to them.

You asked me to explain 1Cor 15:52-- especially "in the twinkling of an eye."

I Corinthians 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.

In my humble opinion, and I know I am off the beaten path of interpretation, this scripture is speaking of the "Manifestation of the Sons of God", rather than what has been erroneously called "The Rapture of the Church".

Bible scholars have mistakenly dumped several Biblical events into one bowl, and mixed them together, creating a teaching which has led us out into a swamp of error.

But, this doesn't discourage the Lord. He will do it exactly like He planned to do it from the beginning. His actions will catch the Church world off guard, for the most part, because they have believed a falsehood which they, themselves, have created.

It is MY OPINION that we have failed to correctly interpret
I Thessalonians 4:17 Then we which are alive [and] remain shall be caught up together with them in the CLOUDS, to meet the Lord in the AIR: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

The word "clouds" and "air" hold the key to a proper understanding of what is going to happen "in the twinkling of an eye".

If you will get all the scriptures together which have the word "cloud/s" in them-- you will soon see a pattern emerge which will surprise you. You will soon discover that in many cases it is talking about a SPIRITUAL phenomenon, and has nothing to do with the white vapors in the sky.

Then, if you will let the Bible speak its own language, you will also find that the ONLY Scriptural definition of "air" is that it is the "spiritual realm in which satan operates". He is called Ephesians 2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the PRINCE OF THE POWER OF THE AIR, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:

In my opinion, the "twinkling of an eye" denotes the sudden change which is destined to take place in the beings of a people who are now meeting the requirements of God for their own individual lives, and are among what He calls the "OVERCOMERS". It is NOT FOR EVERY CHRISTIAN, as we have been taught. Neither is the CHANGE necessarily a PHYSICAL change, but one in our Spiritual being.

We are each laden with a horrible load of what I call the spirit of MAN. This spirit of MAN is contrary to God, and keeps us from obeying the Spirit of God-- in the degree that it has not been subdued by our seeking God for His Spiritual guidance every day. But, there is a degree of Spiritual victory which will meet God's approval, and we can be classed as OVERCOMERS in His sight.

These OVERCOMERS are the ones who will experience this CHANGE, IN THE TWINKLING OF AN EYE. The CHANGE will be the impartation of COMPLETE VICTORY over the spirit of MAN, and an ability to KNOW, DISCERN, AND DO the complete will of God.

The CHANGE will impart an ANOINTING very nearly duplicating the ANOINTING which was given to JESUS at the River Jordan, when "THE HEAVENS WERE OPENED TO HIM." Jesus could then "SEE INTO THE HEAVENS", and could do the COMPLETE will of God on earth.

At Jordan, Jesus was 30 years old, and had to be "ADOPTED" as a SON of either Joseph the carpenter, or the GOD OF THE UNIVERSE. The "adoption" process consisted of a young man being "placed as a son" in the household business. Must it be Joseph, or will it be the Lord?

The God of the Universe stepped forward, and audibly claimed Jesus as his "adopted son" (full partner in the business) as soon as John had baptized him. It was a "SUDDEN TRANSITION". Jesus did not experience any PHYSICAL CHANGE. It was a Spiritual transition.

Those Christians who are alive when the "time for adoption" arrives, and are in GOD'S GROUP OF OVERCOMERS will have a similar experience-- instantly-- of the Heavenly realms being opened to them, and a MIRACULOUS CHANGE taking place in their spirit being.

There is more on the subject, but this is getting too lengthy, so I will stop here. More, if you like, later

1 comment:

Denise Courts said...

Brother please explain more...Thank you, denise