Sanity, De-stress, and detox @ King DeRisen!

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“Slow down, you might crash”. Has anyone ever told you that in the last six months? Maybe you should start applying that advice by not rushing to the end of this article, or you might crash- just kidding.

Whew, the world is too stressed out for her own good! Can you imagine a case where someone is her own major stressor? That is exactly what the world is doing to herself. The manner and speed at which people move around and go about their business is that kind that can make me nauseous in a merry-go-round, or the kind that can make me throw up in a galloping bus heading north from Nsukka. Concerned folks are left with very few alternatives like taking matters into their own hands, and forcefully applying unsolicited brakes for the ‘rat race’ people. Smart professionals even make a living from the chaos- after all good business is seeing a problem that nobody probably saw and solving it, isn’t it?

Recently, I saw an ad that said something that sounded like “ultimate De-stress Experience, our aim is to provide a haven of tranquility, away from all your day-to-day worries, we help you detoxify”- and all that kind of candy sweet promises. Don’t ask me where I found that ad, because I know too well that there is definitely a place with such offerings. The ad got me thinking anyways. So I thought, why do people really get stressed out, how, and to what end? Can a therapist really help me de-stress and detoxify, to what end, and what is the sell-by-date of the ‘de-stressed’ feeling. If I do not have the luxury of a ‘de-stress experience’ for so long- maybe two straight years, what would become of me, better still, how long is the sell-by-date of mental sanity. Therefore, is it really possible to be permanently de-stressed and detoxified, or should I pretend that the thought of it tastes better than a chocolate-box story. Well, I decided to do a fair amount of study that was more than good enough to give me more than a fair amount of excellent answers.

Professionals define stress as events or situations that makes us feel tension, pressure or negative emotions such as anxiety and anger. On the other hand, others view stress as the response to these situations or events, these responses are usually physiological changes and they may include; increased heart rate and muscle tension as well as emotional and behavioral changes. However, most psychologists regard stress as a process involving a person’s interpretation and response to a threatening event (Auerbach, Stephen, and Gramling, Sandra E, “stress (psychology),” Microsoft ® Encarta 2009). So I decided to interpret this whole stress perspectives thus:

Stress may be:

A nut to crack;

How I choose to crack the nut;

Or the decision making process of how I choose to crack the nut.

Therefore if you ask me to shed more light, I would say that being busy, or having an important deadline to meet, or problematic work or social relationships, such as a poor evaluation by a supervisor( just like I experienced in my project while completing a major requirement for a bachelor’s degree in microbiology last month) or an argument with a friend( the kind I sometimes have with one of my favorite roommates who I like and dislike at the same time for having opinions too strong for her own good) , or even failure( like failing a third year organic chemistry course in the only Nigeria’s den), personal humiliation( the kind I call embaharassment, self-imposed embarrassment), physical threats( like when my supervisor said he would slap me- even though he is still apologizing today) etc. are all events (stressors) on their own, but people’s responses to them can be a stressor too, and also interpretation/ processing of these stressors in one’s mind may be called a stressor too.

I just hope you are not expecting me to give you a seminar on stress- I am really not too interested in doing that, you know I am not much of an authority in the field. Telling me to that is simply asking me to write a review on scholarly works, and I am so going to call that an ‘event’ myself besides writing reviews on microbiology, kept me away from you all this while and I am so sorry.

Nevertheless, I would love to say something on one of the effects of stress that I find rather interesting- mental illness! I discovered or do I say that I rediscovered that the people who we consider irritable, socially withdrawn, and emotionally unstable are simply people who receive a high dose of exposure to stress- and people who cope poorly with the stress. Prolonged and high stress dose exposure may lead people to anxiety, depression, or other severe emotional problems. Anxiety disorder caused by stress may include generalized anxiety disorder, phobias, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. And guess what, people who survive catastrophes sometimes develop an anxiety disorder called post-traumatic stress disorder. They re-experience the traumatic event again and again in dreams and in disturbing memories or flashbacks during the day. They often seem emotionally numb and may be easily startled or angered. I also find it shockingly interesting that professionals agree that coping with stress required individuals to use thoughts and actions to deal with stressful situations and lower one’s stress levels. Also, many people have a characteristic way of coping with stress based on their personality, and that people who cope well with stress tend to believe they can personally influence what happens to them, they usually make more positive statements about themselves, resist frustration, remain optimistic, and persevere even under extremely adverse circumstance, most importantly, they choose the appropriate strategies to cope with the stressors they confront. It was at this point of studying that I was like eureka, I found it!

If a professional’s textbook and his experiences teaches him that coping with stress is basically a question of response due to a person’s heart (mind) disposition, and I chose to agree because it sounded logical- even without studying his textbooks or having his experience. In the same way, any and every professional would be polite by me, if he, without studying my textbook and having my experience chooses to agree with me that mutants (Theo-Sapiens) have the only sure and strong antidote to stress due to the permanent state of their hearts, coded for by the Spirit of God in their hearts (spirits). This stress antidote is programmed in them and is automatically activated in them when confronted by the ugly and eerie face of stress because of the reviving power of their right believing. They believe ‘the too good to be true news’- the Gospel! When confronted with bad and ugly events or stress (which I have chosen to all call the bad news) they automatically switch on to the beauty of the Gospel- The Good News’ locked away within them, and get refreshed and renewed. “They that trust in the Lord shall renew their strength” my textbook says. We don’t necessarily de-stress or detoxify because the stress cannot mix or mingle with them.

Therefore, I realized, reaffirmed and concluded that what doctor or a psycho therapist might choose to call a healthy state of mind was a mind state that slightly or grossly mimics ‘ the Rest of God’ because I know that such state of mind is a permanent and vital reality of mutants. God’s rest is a place but more to that, it is a place that only our hearts (spirits) can be in. Our spirits house our souls which in turn house our mind. When my spirit is at ‘The Rest of God’- The secret place, the Kingdom of God, only then can my mind be tamed to rest and be de-stressed, detoxified and permanently tranquilized. I know too well that no amount of yoga can take anyone there. The best that yoga might do is to show you a dream scene of ‘Rest’s door’ swinging to and fro like the graceful dance of a beautifully formed damsel in any deliciously written chocolate box love story you might find in my library.

So we rest because we believe, and because we believe, we continue to trust in Him with His own faith, the faith that came with the Gospel we heard. And because we continue to trust in Him, He gives us wings like that of an eagle, so that we can glide and accelerate with little or no efforts in the turbulence of the air currents that never appears to cease. Unlike other birds in flight, we never struggle- we soar! We see the turbulence, but like the eagle on the sky don’t take notice because we have a similar soaring swagger. When the ‘Frozen’ ice queen sings “the cold don’t bother me anyways” we get it because we share similar experience. In fact we save our energy for any ‘swift and swoop’ attack of the bald eagle. We know that they that put their trust in the Lord are like mount Zion which cannot be moved but abides forever. We also live on the truth that them that wait, that hope on the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount on eagle’s wings and they will soar and not grow faint.

Jesus Christ is the Rest of God, the very rest from every work- from every doing, it is done. It is finished on the tree, and He is the risen king. He is the risen, the reason why we rest, why we have believed. He is the risen, the reason why we are permanently in the de-stressed, detoxified, tranquil and serene mode.

 

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(Skin deep)er with me!

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He is with me

When shame covers me until I am choking

When it leaves me feeling like trash

When contempt cuts through my heart

Such that I am bleeding to death

He is with me

 

He is with me

When I suffer prejudice

When bias makes me question my own good intentions

When the words of my love vocabulary

Appears to fail me

When I am sorely misunderstood

That I even fail to understand myself

He is with me

 

He is with me

When ‘neglect’ is just not good enough to say how I feel

When I feel as though I am an ‘after-thought’

When I feel rejection and humiliation

Such that I have a perfect blend of a distasteful ‘emoconcotion’

When the sharp sourness of this emoconcotion cuts through my pride

Sharper than a diamond sword

Until pain makes me weak and speechless

That I fail to rise above the lethargy within

He remains just there with me

 

He is with me

When human words fails my heart expressions

When I know just a few words to tell exactly how I feel

He groans within me with Words deeper than words

Because He forever remains with and in me

 

He is with me

When pain dries the fountain of my tears

Such that my greatest need becomes to weep

So that my pains might be washed away

I know He is yet with me

 

He is with me

When I feel lonely and all alone

When I feel as though I have just ‘me’

When ‘me’ is not sure if she should remain with me

He will never fail me

Because He is right there with me

 

He is with me

Even when I am wrong

When I am unmerciful and finger-pointing

When I stray from the love lane

Such that I feel as though I have failed

His love will never fail

Because He loves to be right with me

 

He is with me

When the seeming cold hands of death come for me

When I know that my time has come

I warm up in child-like excitement

For I know that death has lost its sting on me

So I need not fret or fear

Because He will as always wrap me in His love consuming

Such that my heart quakes and my spirit blushes

In earnest expectation for my great hibernation

Which ushers me to the redeeming consummation

Away from this fallen home that I live in

To that incorruptible home, the kind that Man Jesus lives in

That body which has no limitations and barrier

I know my rejoicing would know no bound

For again He will be with me

 

He is with you

Even when guilt seems to be blinding your sight

When you are clueless and running away in blind shame

Such that you appear to have fallen into the strong arms of the enemy

Just quit your packing to the ‘no home’ place

You see, He never gives a quit notice

Because even if you still choose to leave

He just can never ever leave you

 

Jesus will ever be with you through the thick and the thin

He is that friend who sticks closer than a kin

Because He is indeed closer and deeper than your skin

And it definitely will not depend on what you feel or think

He will never leave you or abandon you

 

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? …No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord– Romans 8: 35-39 (NIV)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Download everything free and easy!

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The Word of God does not return to Him void. It must accomplish His purpose for the sending. This means that when God uploads any file online, the file can never return to Him without someone downloading it. All we should do is to ensure that we were part of those that downloaded it. We are therefore supposed to have the data required for our download. Faith is our data!

Par exemplar,

If I want a video, I just get some data to download my video. In the same way, if I want a guitar, I look in my Bible to stir up or muster faith (data) that will enable me receive that which has been given. Given because in His Word everything was uploaded ‘online’.

I have everything I need in Jesus’ name. My father has uploaded everything that pertains to life and godliness. All that I need to do is to just download.

Besides every one of my download is free. Receiving is free because I have free access to do all my downloads. This license is the Name of Jesus. It is a Family heritage- if you know what I mean. So family lets download! Call it a game if you like.

 

 

 

‘No-nature talk’-Mutant Gist!

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Mutants speak love!

Every people have their language. Mutants also speak something. They have a language. Language is a means by which a group of people communicate with themselves. Mutants, members of God’s family relate with each other by loving. Loving is the only thing Jesus wanted them to ‘do’. Well, love is not natural to the non-mutant. It is a genetic thing. Love is an expression of the mutant genetic make-up. Mutants have a common Gene that codes for love in their DNA. This Gene was that which Paul calls a seal, or deposit guaranteeing that which is to come. Jesus teaches us that the very best way to love i.e. express the genetic code is to put our lives in line for our friends (the mutants).

“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If (very optional) you obey my commands, you will remain in my love. Just as I have obeyed my Father’s commands and remain in His love”. John 15: 9-10 (NIV).

“My command is this: love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this that a man lays down his life for his friends.” John 15: 13

Jesus achieved two things by dying: bringing mutation by faith, and teaching mutants the family language.

Love is one of the genetic expressions of mutants, and mutants express or (like every language) speak at will. That was why Jesus said ‘if’.

Paul encouraged mutants in Galatia, Corinth, and other places to express this Gene because that is how mutants express faith. The best way mutants can speak to themselves is by putting their lives in the line for each other.

Par exemplar

  1. If I was given an orange to share equally with a fellow mutant, and I cut this orange into two halves, and somehow I really felt like having some more oranges. Perhaps my mind tells me that one of the halves appeared bigger. The natural thing to do is to consciously or subconsciously secure the supposed bigger one for myself simply because I ‘felt like oranges’ that day. On the other hand if I consciously give up my desire for oranges, and give my mutant brother this supposed bigger half even when he never seemed to care or notice, then I have loved. I have given up my interest (life) for my friend and that is the mutant language.
  2. If I am having a conversation with my mutant friend and he for some reason misunderstands me, the mutant thing to do is to listen to him in order to understand him even when he appears not interested in understanding me, never get angry with him for being ‘insensitive’ but rather sincerely show empathy, and sympathize sincerely with his reasons for never considering me. Again this is giving up one’s self for a friend and it is not even possible for a natural man to understand it- trust me.

I am not saying that non-mutants should not receive this kind of display of love- c’mon non-mutants are basically blind fetus in this whole thing. So we should easily overlook their wrongs because they don’t even have what it takes to lay down self for another person. What I am saying is that treating them this way is a sure thing. The basic thing they need from us is our prayers and more gene expressions within and without mutants, so they can see our good works and glorify our Father in heaven. Our gene expression directly exposes them to the wonderful light of the better life. It leaves them wanting real life- Jesus the Bread of Life.

God inspired our brother Paul to write the following words in 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 (MSG)

If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate. If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all His mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, “jump” and it jumps, but I don’t love, I’m nothing. If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.

Love never gives up.

Love cares more for others than for self,

Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have,

Love doesn’t strut,

Doesn’t have a swelled head,

Doesn’t force itself on others,

Isn’t always “me first,”

Doesn’t fly off the handle,

Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,

Doesn’t revel when others grovel,

Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,

Put up with anything,

Trusts God always,

Always looks for the best,

Never looks back, but keeps going to the end.

Love never dies. Inspired speech will be over someday; praying in tongues will end; understanding will reach its limit. We know only a portion of the truth, and what we say about God is always incomplete. But when the complete arrived, our incompleteness will be cancelled.

When I was an infant at my mother’s breast, I gurgled and cooed like any infant. When I grew up, I left those ways for good. We don’t yet see things clearly. We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist but it won’t be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We’ll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing Him directly just as He knows us! But for right now, until that completeness, we have three things to do to lead us toward that consummation: Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love.

If everything else including tongues and ‘Penspeak’ will end someday, and love would never die, then that is one sure language mutants will speak in heaven. Let us make our vocabulary robust today- don’t say that you have never been much of a talker. Let us start exercising the words in our ‘love’ bank today. You know we have the whole of endless eternity to speak the mutant language. Amen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Theo- Sapiens Gene Expression

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Gene expression is simply fruit bearing

Man is a spirit with a soul that lives in a body. The mutation (rebirth) of the spirit produces a perfect spirit. We receive the truths about the Word in our spirits. Our spirits live forever and is perfect because of the Gene of God- the Holy Spirit.

Our soul houses the mind, the will, and the emotions. Our minds sum up our psychological make-ups which is directly affected by our environment. The mind receives impulse from the environment by the means of the physical senses (things we see, heard over time, and probably felt).our mind (i.e. the way we see, react to things, our experiences) determine how the Father’s Gene is expressed in us.

The Mutation did not erase the spirit (entire DNA) of the mutant, which was why Paul wrote to mutants in Galatia this way:

Galatians 5:16-18: My counsel is this: live freely, animated and motivated by God’s Spirit. Then you won’t feed the compulsions of selfishness. For there is a root of sinful self-interest in us that is at odds with a free spirit, just as the free spirit is incompatible with selfishness. These two ways of life are antithetical, so that you cannot live at times one way and at times another way according to how you feel on any given day. Why don’t you choose to be led by the Spirit and so escape the erratic compulsions of a law-dominated existence? (MSG)

The mutant still has his soul i.e. his mind, will, and emotions intact. Those, especially the mind constitute what you may choose to refer to as flesh in man. However the soul of this mutant enables him to express the Ultimate Gene. (Let’s hold it here)

Bearing fruit is by faith. We don’t have faith because we have the Ultimate gene, rather we have the Ultimate Gene because we have faith. In the same way, we express the Ultimate Gene by faith- little wonder why faith is not a component of the fruit of the Spirit or let’s say the expressions of the Spirit.

We continue to renew the mind till we consummate with Lord because before and after mutation, our mind picks up things that makes it not to have the faith required for by Spirit (the Ultimate Gene). We must always remember that the mind is the part of us that relates directly with the physical or sense realm just as the rest of the spirit has direct access to the Mind of God (that is by the way). We therefore renew our minds by the written Word of God, so that by looking at the Word (which the Bible calls mirror,) our minds constantly sees the lion that the mutant spirit is instead of the kitten that the mind has been subjected to become as a result of environmental conditionings. Remember that in natural terms, environmental conditionings such as food quality, generally affect the natural gene expression.

If faith comes from hearing, hearing of the Word of God, then we have need to renew our little minds so that that the faith needed to lay hold of the big people we are can come. In other words, we have to renew the mind so that the faith needed to express the Spirit Gene will come.

I will explain something here (scripturally) how expression is by faith.

John 15: 5-6 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If anyone does not remain in me, he like a branch that is thrown away withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned” NIV

So how do I remain in the vine so that I can bear fruit, and what is that fruit?

Let’s start with what the fruit is. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control”- Galatians 5:22-23b. Note that faith is not part of the list of the component of that fruit. (Please do not, or let anyone ‘con’ you into believing that your fruit is/ are the souls you have won for the lord- you can search your Bible to be sure of that)

So how do I remain in the vine (Jesus) so that I can bear the fruit, since fruit bearing is a function of remaining?

Romans 11: 16-21 “if the part of the dough offered as first fruit is holy, then the whole batch is holy, if the root is holy, so are the branches( Paul was telling the Christians in Rome about Israel, you may read up the preliminary chapters/or verses for yourself)… if some of the branches have been broken off and you, though a wild olive shoot have been grafted in among others, and now share in the nourishing sap from the roots, do not boast over those branches……. But they were broken off because of unbelief and you stand by faith. Do not be arrogant because if God did not spare the natural branches (Israel because of unbelief), He will not spare you either (mutants in Rome).

Now by the true witnesses of John 15, Galatians 5, and Romans 11, we may establish that fruit bearing or gene expression is by faith.

Now why Gene expression?

The loving God relates to the non-mutated world through His mutants- His salts, and lights around. This is the mutant invasion!

Back to John 15 “this is my father’s glory (the father now the mutant daddy) that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.”- John 15:8. In other words, “this is to our father’s glory that you mutants bear much fruit (express the Gene) showing the non-mutated that you are my mutants. (My version so unauthorized)

Now also back to human genetic engineering, the reason for every genetic manipulation is simply for industrial (mass) purpose. E.coli (bacteria mutant) expresses insulin so that diabetic people can use it chemotherapeutically.

“You are the salt of the EARTH. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men. You are the light of the WORLD. A city on a hill cannot be hidden, neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand, and it gives light to EVERYONE in the house. In the same way, let your light so shine before MEN, that THEY may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. – Matthew 5:13-16 (NIV). This was Jesus talking to mutants in the making.

Furthermore, creation the Bible says, waits in expectation for the manifestation of the sons of God. That is to say that the world is waiting for mutants to express the Spirit Gene.

But why?

So that they can survive. So that the food does not putrefy or so that the food can have some taste. So that there will be light in the room. The world is blind from thick darkness. The world is really a dark place and the non-mutated cannot see but mutants operate from the Kingdom of Light, our Goshen, our Canaan, and Eden on earth. And guess what, it is a faith thing to operate from this Kingdom!

The Mutation Story

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Mutation is a miracle

Mutation is simply any change or alteration in the DNA sequence of any living thing. Each DNA strand of any living thing is made up of genes that code for special characteristics in individuals.

The expression of this genes come in the form of proteins (polypeptides). Pour exemplum, I have characteristic brown eyes because I have a gene in my DNA that codes for the protein responsible for expressing itself as the brown eyes you can see.

Hence gene expression follows a central dogma that DNA makes mRNA which in turn makes protein (please leave out the concept of mRNA, I don’t want you confused). This basic principle is what we call the Central Dogma of molecular biology, which we employ and apply in Genetic Engineering.( This is a core field of Microbiology, so chill and trust me to walk you through a process of understanding a supernatural truth using natural principles- that is my area of discipline okay?)

Back to where we started from:

Mutation is any change or alteration in the DNA sequence of any living thing. Nevertheless, natural things are not very strong to explain supernatural things because our knowledge is always not complete, we know in part.

In genetic engineering, we have an area called Recombinant DNA technology (chill it is as simple as yawning okay?). Recombinant DNA technology involves splicing (cutting) and sticking a gene (segment of a DNA strand) into another totally different DNA strand. This is done so that the new DNA strand containing the foreign but desired gene would begin to express itself as a form of protein responsible for something like hazelnut colored hair, tallness, shortness, a shade of skin fairness etc. in technical terms (please chill), the most common example is the production of insulin by the bacteria Escherichia coli. Insulin is a hormone (protein) produced by humans but this DNA technology enables the genetic engineer to cut out (splice) the gene responsible for the hormone (protein), and stick it into the DNA of the E.coli. The essence of involving the bacteria in the whole engineering process is because E.coli can really produce (express the gene) in a large quantity so that they can be sold to those who need it but are insulin deficient. In this example the E. coli is the mutant and not the sick people.

Now let’s fix this whole jargon into something meaningful.

The Father wanted genetic expression (fruit bearing) that belonged to His nature, so He put His Gene (His Spirit) into our DNA (our human spirits) so that we may become His mutants, SOMETHING NEW (as mutant Niel would say). We are mutants by faith in His son. He carried out this DNA technology so that mutants can express His Gene naturally. I call it the mutant expression of the Spirit, the Gene of the Most High.

You can therefore now say that the fruit (expression) of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control….Galatians 5: 22

This expression or fruit is what you may call the protein coded for, by the Gene of God, i.e. the Spirit of God in the mutated human spirit.

Mutants got mutated by just believing and receiving the finished work. The ultimate idea behind this ultimate mutation story or the ultimate genetic engineering is because God wanted to create people (mutants) who would just be Jesus. He wanted to do a form of cloning.

“For those God foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many bothers”- Romans 8: 29(NIV)

Mutants are God’s dream come true- having family members with the family Gene. Mutant Paul also went further to tell the mutants in Ephesus in Ephesian 4: 24 that they were created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. Jesus was the picture behind the mutation story. He is the first born among many mutants. Mutants are Gods and men all in one- this is a miracle!

Mutants are perfect Jesus clones expressing the Gene in many and diverse dimensions of the Spirit. Glory! Mutants belong to a family where Jesus is the first born, and we have the same daddy as Jesus. We are just as Jesus is. Mutants are the members of God’s family because He that makes holy and they that are made holy are of the same family. Mutants cannot sin because the gene that codes for sin has been removed and replaced with the Spirit Gene. Hebrew 8: 10-12

By the way, the Gene makes holy. Mutants are holy. Mutants are righteous, mutants dominate, mutants manifest. The ultimate mutation by the ultimate genetic engineer is the ultimate miracle! This is the ultimate mutation story.

 

 

 

His Secret place, where He reigns.

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For sometime now,  I’ve been thinking about His Kingdom. well i am excited to share with you some truths that i call Spirit dawning. they are some of things that the Spirit taught me by searching the very mind of God for me. I shall be sharing with us these truths that sum up The Truth as a series, so please permit yourself to be expectant!

His Rest is a place, His kingdom is a place too. His Rest is The Secret Place where Jesus reigns. The Rest is the kingdom where the rested entered by Faith in Jesus’ NAME. This Rest, which is the Kingdom is our Goshen- it is ‘the safe place’. The Rest is our Canaan, the place of abundance and peace. Shalom reigns in the Kingdom- the peace that surpasses human understanding.

Jesus spent most of His ministry days introducing this place, the Kingdom of God. All the parables and stories that He ever told was to illustrate how things work in that place, the Kingdom which is His Rest and which also represents His secret place.

The kingdom, the Rest of God has come and we lay hold of it by faith in Jesus’ Name.

There is no heavy burden in the Kingdom. The rested are not burdened by the same burdens that burden the unrested.

“Do not be equally yoked together with the unbeliever” the Bible recommends. We have an easy yoke, and that yoke is to just believe. In the Kingdom, the rested just rest in the Secret Place of the Most High, in the place where Immanuel remains with them forever!

Only the rested can live in Eden, the land of utopia because only the rested see it. The Kingdom is Eden, Canaan, and Goshen, the Old Testament pictures of that which was to come, that which has come. “The Kingdom of God does not come with your careful observation, nor will people say, ‘Here it is’, or There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is within you.”- Luke 17: 21 (NIV). It is just a function of seeing it. So how do we see it?

“In reply Jesus declared, “I tell you the truth, no one can see The Kingdom of God unless He is born again”- John 3: 3 (NIV). Mutant John, also said in the 12th and 13th verse of the first chapter of the Gospel he wrote as inspired by the Holy spirit, that for as many as they are that Received Him( Jesus) that believed in His Name, He ( the Father), gave the right to become children of God. Children born, not of the will of man but children born of God (The SPIRIT). It is a genetic thing. In John 3, Jesus told Nicodemus that that which is born of the flesh is flesh and that which is born of the Spirit, is Spirit. In other words, a child of a goat is a goat, and the child of God is a God. It is a genetic thing. Therefore if I were to translate John 3: 3 I’d translate it thus : In reply Jesus declared, “ I tell you the truth, no one can see The Kingdom( the Rest, the Secret place, The Eden, the Canaan, The Goshen) of God unless He is a mutant ( genetically changed by the Spirit of God), God’s own Gene.

The kingdom is God’s family. The members of this family are the Jesus clones because they were created and predestined to be like Him. Paul wrote to mutants in Rome and said….For those who God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of His son, that He might be the firstborn among many brothers, and those He predestined, He also called; those He called, He also justified; those He justified, He also glorified –Romans 8: 28-30 (NIV).

Kingdom people are LIGHTS because The Kingdom is that of LIGHT…. For He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us to The Kingdom of the Son He loves. Colossians 1: 13

In the kingdom we the mutants are not wrestling but resting.

In the Kingdom, mutants are brides and Jesus is the Groom. Therefore they obtain their demands in the Name of The Groom because they have received the Name of Jesus, the Groom. Their demands are as powerful as His. The Name of Jesus is a mutant License because His Name is LEGAL! – Even King David who was no mutant knew that. Yesterday, He demanded Goliath’s head from him in the name of God. Today, the Name is more excellent and more specific, Jesus!