This needed to be a topic: I was answering a thread (Where is Jesus Now?) when I realized something. My answer to the thread is summed up below, but
I will go ahead and give you my Epiphany. If you think about it, there really is only one Epiphany. The sudden realization (Perepeteia) of who you
Do you know who you are? Better, do you know what an Epiphany is?
Epiphany - the manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles as represented by the Magi (Matthew 2:1–12).
First, where is your body and where is your head (Mind)? Your body is the human below. Your mind is the Angel (messenger) above. Between, you are
entangled to both as a child of God.
10 “See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.
Are you split from mankind (Male and Female)? Yes. Eve was taken from Adam. What will you be when you are joined back again above?
At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven.
Where is Jesus today?
Well, the body of Christ is the Bread. The Bread is the church, or the ones the Shepherd leads. Bread is made of seed. Seed is DNA, or what is
transmitted from parent to offspring. Jesus said, (you) his body must be born again. The bread must be remade from seed. The Cup is the mother's
1 Corinthians 10
16 Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we break a participation
in the body of Christ? 17 Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, are one body, for we all share the one loaf.
See my thread on DNA and the Letters of Aleph Bet. THREAD
Throughout the NT, we are told that Christ is the head of the church (female bride he is joined with) and that we are the body (the bride). We are
married (joined as one). If Christ is the head (Angel) and we are the body, what does this make the location of Jesus?
Where are you now is the question I asked the person who made the thread, where is Jesus? That's when it hit me.
The entire story of the Lamb, the one making the sacrifice, the one given over to suffering...it's the Son. Who is the body of the Son?
You and me.
In other words, the Son of God who came from heaven to Earth is the Child of God. We are the Son. If you go back and read my posts and threads, you
will realize that I believe baptism to be our involution and evolution into the waters of life. We are here today in reality as a willing baptism.
In other words, the Son of God has come here to die on a cross of suffering and pain. If we are Sons of God, then we are here as a mirror of the
story of Christ.
Who is the Son of God come again (Born again)? The Bride of the Angel (Head) above. We, who are many, are one loaf of bread.
I believe in the Son of God. Essentially, I believe that I will one day be a Son of God. This is the promise of all scriptures; to become a member
of God's family in Heaven.
Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God--
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
"The Lord Jesus used huios [Greek word meaning 'sons'] in a very significant way, as in Matt. 5:9, 'Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be
called the sons of God,' and vv. 44, 45, 'Love your enemies, and pray for them that persecute you; that ye may be (become) sons of your Father which
is in heaven.' The disciples were to do these things not in order that they might become children of God, but that, being children (note 'your Father'
throughout), they might make the fact manifest in their character, might 'become sons.'" (Vine's Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New
Testaments Words, by W.E. Vine, pp. 585)
"The difference between believers as "children of God" and as "sons of God" is brought out in Rom. 8:14-21. The Spirit bears witness with their spirit
that they are "children of God," and, as such, they are His heirs and joint-heirs with Christ. This stresses the fact of their spiritual birth (vv.
16, 17). On the other hand, "as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God," i.e., "these and no other." Their conduct gives evidence
of the dignity of their relationship and their likeness to His character." (Vine's Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testaments Words, by
W.E. Vine, pp. 585)
So, the progression is to become a child of God below, then a Son of God above. What is required? Belief. Once you are adopted, your are joined
above and below. Two are made one flesh. The marriage supper of the lamb.
The Spirit Himself [Holy Spirit] testifies with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs
with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him. (Romans 8:16, 17, NASB)
Again, from Matthew 18:
18 At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”
2 He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. 3 And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little
children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of
heaven. 5 And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.
Who are the greatest? The ones suffering below. The children who are unaware of what comes next in life. We are children of God until we are no
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