BECAME FLESH By J.P. Timmons March 8, 2012 2012 CCI Publishing ALL RIGHTS RESERVED “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us” ■ John 1:14 Today begins Purim—the feast and present holiday celebrated by the Jewish people on the 14th of Adar, which is the twelfth month in their ecclesiastical calendar. Now if you‟re not familiar with Purim (read the Book of Esther) you should be because it‟s not just a history of the Jewish people but it was prophetic and revelatory about God. Just as the Passover is a symbol of God‟s deliverance out of Egypt for the Jewish people it is also a symbol to the Christian of our deliverance out of the world—which Egypt is a type of—and Pharaoh—a type of Satan, the devil, who holds all mortals in bondage through the Law of Sin and Death. All of the feasts and celebrations of the Jews hold tremendous spiritual significance to the Christian if you study them, meditate on them, and have the Eye of the Eagle to see by the Spirit those “things” the Apostle Paul wrote that are only revealed by the Spirit. Many theologians and Christian scholars like Hal Lindsey and Jack Van Impe who teach on prophecy are always saying, “Watch Israel!” to know what is coming next but I learned decades ago that, although this is true to some extent because all prophecy must be fulfilled that‟s written in the Scriptures, the main Israel you should be watching is not the Nation of Israel but the Israel of the Bible. This is because Israel is a type of the Church and many of the things Israel went through listed in the Scriptures—physical things—are things the Church has or will go through spiritually. The Passover and Purim are both clear examples of this. Now what is the significance of Purim to the Christian or Jew today? Purim began and is a continuing testimony to the delivering power of God. Bibi Netanyahu made reference to Purim in his speech the other night but unfortunately, our Jewish friends only recognize it for God‟s deliverance from evil people in the world (Haman) and the present regime in Iran but the Christian with the Eye of the Eagle knows that there is an evil spirit behind all the Hamans and Ahmadinejads of the world. It is interesting, however, that both Haman and Ahmadinejad are from the same country, Persia. Another testimony, dear friends, that the devil is not dead and he will always try to use the same country, government, religion, people, etc. to do his work if he can. For over 40 years I‟ve preached often in my messages— though I‟ve never preached the same message twice—a principle of God that is clearly seen throughout the Scriptures: when God wants to change history He births a baby! A Moses, Esther, Elijah or the Lord Jesus Himself who was and is “the Word made flesh.” That‟s why it‟s imperative that you find out why you were created and fulfill your mission in life. And as I shared in Revelations from God, a Prophet‟s Journal (RFG, Vol. I), via a vision I had from the Lord in 1997, that you only have a 25% chance of fulfilling God‟s perfect will for your life if you don‟t spend a lot of time reading and meditating in the Word! Praise the Lord! Now when the Lord moved us to Montana back in the mid „90s and shut us up with Him He began to pour forth revelation after revelation through dreams, revelations and visions. Often Eve or I would have 4-5 a day. Most of these had to do with the false church—Satan‟s church—that masquerades as the true church; however, the second most revealed subject had to do with both “the Word” and our words, i.e., the importance of our words and our confession. Many of these are given in RFG, Vol. I, and as I am completing Volume II of RFG for publication I find many more. Now this is important and I want you to meditate on this teaching article; read it over and over several times and ask the Spirit of God to speak to you about this—the Word becoming flesh! It will set you free! I had never heard anyone teach on this subject but through much revelation I knew it was from the Lord and that it is important for us to understand. In fact, it helps explain why the vision the Lord gave me in 1997 is true, i.e., why a Christian has difficulty fulfilling God‟s perfect will for their lives if they don‟t spend much time meditating in the Word. The Apostle Paul, especially in Ephesians, wrote about the importance of maturing as a Christian. Spiritual things are like physical things. When you‟re born again by the Spirit of God you are born into the Family of God but you‟re a baby! Now if you don‟t go to the right church and listen to the right teachings you‟ll remain a baby! In 2001 the Lord sent us to Portland to minister to an elder of the largest Pentecostal church in Portland. The man had a rare form of blood cancer and the doctors told him he only had 5 days to live! We stayed there almost 2 weeks ministering to this man, his family and others and while we were there I had a vision of this big, fat baby! Now this big, fat baby didn‟t represent this man but rather his church and the fact that, as Evelyn said, “How does a baby become fat?” By drinking too much milk! Frankly, my brothers and sisters, this is why the Church is in the shape that it‟s in today—most churches don‟t have the Spirit moving, they don‟t want the Five-fold office of Teacher—they only want milk and because they want to be entertained and get rich. They‟re becoming spiritually fat! That‟s exactly why “christian” television now is almost exclusively some type of fund raising on all the networks. “Give us your money so we can continue to do nothing for the Kingdom of God but continue to beg for more „$1,000 seeds to be sown‟.” What an abomination it‟s become! But God does want you to mature and “grow up” as Paul wrote into Christ. How do you do this? You do it the same way Jesus did! You follow the Lord Jesus in every way: through water baptism, Spirit baptism (the Baptism of Power), Fire baptism and by the Word becoming flesh! Amen! Now don‟t give me that deer in the headlights look! Meditate on what you‟re reading and ask the Holy Spirit to help you. God has given all the tools you need to mature: the Five-fold ministry (though most churches don‟t operate their governments the Bible way and don‟t even recognize Five- fold ministry; but just because they don‟t doesn‟t mean God is going to change; read Ephesians 4), the Word, the Spirit and prayer. In Easter of 2005 I had planned to bring a concluding message on The Spirit of Elijah that I had begun—I wasn‟t planning to preach on The Resurrection. But as I was up at 4 A.M. praying that day the Lord changed my message to “Revelation on the Resurrection.” The Lord showed me how He had to find the Scriptures such as Isaiah 61 that He quoted in the Gospels concerning Himself and His ministry. Now this revelation made me begin to think even more about this spiritual principle—the Word becoming flesh—that the Lord had been speaking to me about through revelations and visions since 1991. Jesus was the Word! That‟s one of the reasons why He always confronted error but the Pharisees, Lawyers and Sadducees never understood this principle or that might have asked themselves: “How come these things happen on the Sabbath so many times?” Now let‟s talk about you. How does this spiritual principle Jesus brought apply to you? How does “the Word become flesh” in you? Primarily it occurs through your meditation in the Word to the extent that you become the Word. Remember what Paul wrote in Romans 12 as one of the key scriptures concerning this principle: “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, That ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, Acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed By the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is That good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.” ■ Romans 12:1-2 We are not to be “conformed” to this world and its way of stinkin thinking which is contrary to God and His Kingdom because it‟s been perverted by Satan! So we must renew our minds to get our thinking straightened out and lined up with the Mind of God. Those who do so “have the mind of Christ.” This is one of the reasons in many of my teaching messages I quote from Isaiah 55. Unless you renew your stupid mind through meditation in the Scriptures, you won‟t be able to think the way God does. So I believe you can begin to understand that the first step in “the Word becoming flesh” and your fulfilling God‟s perfect will for your life is for you to spend a lot of time meditating in the Scriptures to fulfill Romans 12:1-2. During the month of May, 1999, the Lord spoke a great deal to me about this principle. It‟s in RFG, Vol. I but I want to include some of this revelation. “When we become the Word then the Word will manifest through us and the greater signs, wonders and miracles Jesus performed will be performed through us by He who is in us. The Word becomes flesh! This is “Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Col. 1:27). I preached on this at a church in Arizona in 1991 and it impacted a number of people‟s lives. Jesus did this by emptying Himself and so must we. “The Spirit of the Lord came upon me to reveal the Word becoming flesh. Just as the Logos became flesh and dwelt among us, as we follow Him by dying to self and allowing the Spirit to kill the flesh then the Word in us begins to manifest through us and the Word becomes flesh. Our old carnal nature as it dies and becomes less dominant in controlling us brings forth the Word dwelling in us and the Word become flesh—it manifests out of our physical bodies from our spirits. “This is precisely why the Word must become flesh. It‟s only when we, through the Holy Spirit in us, kill the flesh and its carnal desires that allow the Law of Sin and Death to operate through it that we can bring forth the God-nature through the Word and prayer. As we allow the Word to become flesh and dominate the old, flesh sin nature then we allow the world to see Christ in us by the Spirit because He is dominant instead of the flesh. Oh how difficult this is!” I pray that you will read this over several times, meditate on it for a few days and ask the Holy Spirit to give you further revelation on the Word becoming flesh in you; “Christ in you, the hope of glory.” I hope this article has blessed you and increased your spiritual understanding. That is our only purpose for having a website that blesses people all over the world. Praise the Lord! This month we are offering the revelation message mentioned in this article I preached in 2005 titled, Revelation on the Resurrection, preached at our church in Montana free with any order or offering to help us support the work of the ministry. Just mention it with your order and we‟ll include it at no extra charge. If you‟ve not read Revelations from God I‟d recommend that you order it because it will help you understand this process and also increase your spiritual understanding for revelation yourself.
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