Spending time in His presence changes our world realities to word realities! There is a reality of the world and there is a reality in the word. Sometimes the reality of the world says there is no way out, it is a deathly situation, it is a deadly disease. The reality of the world speaks of that which it can see feel and touch. This reality is based upon that which is natural and logical, which makes sense. But there is a higher reality to live by, and that reality is that of the word of God, for when the world says there is a casting down, those who live by the word declares that there is a lifting up! In times like this when the world system and knowledge are failing, there is one reality to live by, the reality of the word!
And in 2 Corinthians 3:18, the Bible tells us how to live daily in this reality,
"But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord'
In other words, the more we behold the Lord the more we reflect His glory! Fellowship with the father changes our countenance, outlook, and language! When men speak death, we speak life! When men see a deadly virus we see lifeless particles, it's not about making boast, it's about a different reality that we operate in: the reality of the word and not of the world. A friend of mine a few days ago penned great thoughts on how fellowship with the father enhances our authority in the Spirit. He wrote this:
'Decrees and Declarations are what kings do while affirmations are what the fearful do. One of the major limitations of believers is that we affirm instead of make decrees and declarations. This is because we have not dwelt where we should be dwelling… where God is… so we don’t know Him, we don’t see Him know what He is doing so we too can do the same, and neither do we hear what He is saying so that we too can say the same thing…
“Then Jesus answered and said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner.” John 5:19 NKJV
To see what the Father does and hear what the Father is saying is what establishes our authority as kings who reign on the earth. This is what births our identity of boldness that we are called by His own very name, “I AM”.
- CLEM AIGBE-JOSIAH
Where you dwell influences what you see and what you see determines what you decree! When you spend time with the news of the world you will reflect the realities of the world, and speak like the world: the language of fear and of death. But when you spend time with God you will reflect the realities of the word!
The Psalmist in Psalm 91:1-2 affirms this truth as well. 'He that dwelleth in the secret place of the highest shall abide under the shadow of the almighty'. And by reason of this intimacy and fellowship in the secret place, the language of this man would be changed and that is why he said in verse 2, " I will SAY OF THE LORD, he is my strength and refuge"! Hallelujah! Dwelling in God's presence makes you SAY OF THE LORD, in other words, it makes you speak and exalt the realities of the word over the realities of the world!
One of the realities from God's word that I want us to consider as I end this series on CHRIST OVER VIRUS INFECTIONS AND DISEASE is that you, me, we, have a spiritual body that makes our body impenetrable by any sicknesses or diseases or virus in the world. At this point, I want to say thank you for reading this far and following this. Soon a packaged ebook of this series will be available for you to download free and share with your friends and neighbours, just keep watch. Back to the subject.
Today I end this series with a word on SPIRITUAL BODY as the cure for covid 19. Really it's not a cure, what a spiritual body does for you is to make you immune to any sickness in the world! This is the reality of God's word and I have lived by this reality for over twenty years now in testimony to the power of the word!
VIRUS - WHAT ARE THEY?
First, let's consider the reality of the world concerning covid 19. This is considered a deadly virus. Virus by definition is "a microscopic organism that cannot be seen by an ordinary microscope but with an electron microscope. The virus doesn't have a CELL STRUCTURE but is just made up of a coiled strand of nucleic acid, RNA, or DNA enclosed within a protein coat. The virus is seeing as been on the borderline between living things and nonliving things. When outside the living cells, it forms crystal and becomes a nonliving thing but within the cell, it becomes a living organism"
This definition is important for the purpose of our discourse and I will like to make a few submissions from here about the virus.
- The virus is a nonliving thing because the basic component of every living thing is a CELL and no virus has a cell. They can't respirate, excrete, or respond to stimuli!
- Therefore the virus is man-made and formed! And of course, laboratories are their manufacturing plants. If virus are man made and almost every pandemic is virus-based then its safe to say every pandemic is man made. Pandemics don't just happen, they are 'deliberate accident' caused by humans against humanity. Simple
- For a virus to survive and carries out its destructive purpose it must attach itself to a cell by gaining entry into the body through any available openings in the body! Hence the advice to not touch certain places in the body.
From all of these let's establish clearly that viruses are not God made but man-made! So this covid 19 is not of God, it's of men with demonic imaginations! They are created with hideous intent, they can be classified as "weapons formed against us" for they are formed in the lab through various chemical components. Every evil disease we have seen to date that has afflicted humanity: Ebola, smallpox, measles, influenza, AIDS, SARs, CORONA VIRUS, whatever name they are named, are all made by man for the affliction of humanity! God never created a virus and that is why every pandemic is man-made, man created to carry out evil plans.
It may be called science but it's a demonic technology created by man for the destruction of man. I was going through my daughter's note on biology and I saw one of the economic values of the virus is that 'it reduces population' and I wonder how so is that? But the men who created a virus, because the virus is not created by God and is not bacteria that is part of creation, created such with evil in mind. Science can explain it away with beautiful grammars and terminologies, but everything God created, in the beginning, was very GOOD and viruses are not one of them! Here you have a choice to accept the reality of the word or the reality of the world, the world says it's natural but the word sees every sickness and disease as of a demonic origin. This is why most times Jesus heals sickness and disease he always cast out that 'spirit of infirmity'!
A SPIRITUAL BODY
Virus attached itself to a body, the virus needs to be hosted in a body to carry out its destructive work, but hey that is the natural body! If you are a believer you no longer possess a natural body but a spiritual body! We read in the epistle of Paul to the Corinthians.
"But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body. There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body" 1 Corinthians 15:38, 40-40, 44 KJV
There is a natural body and there is a spiritual body! At the death and resurrection of Christ, his natural body was sown to the earth and when he was raised up, he was raised with a spiritual body!
"So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: It is sown in dishonor; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body".
1 Corinthians 15:42-44 KJV
The body of weakness gave way to the body of power, that of corruption gave way to that of in corruption, that of dishonor gave way to that glory glory, this is the tale of the spiritual body that Christ was raised with on the third day after he died!
And when we become born again, and especially when we go through the baptism of water we identify with the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ and everything that this experience brought to the Lord becomes our experience and heritage by reason of redemption! I want to read some scriptures! I hope you love reading the scriptures!
Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so, we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. For he that is dead is freed from sin. Now if we are dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him: Romans 6:3-8 KJV
Our old man, our old body has been crucified with him, that body of sin and sickness and disease has been destroyed! Praise God so now we are walking in the newness of life because we have been given a new body, a spiritual body! If our body is dead to sin, it's also dead to sickness disease and every virus, for we have put on a new body, that which is not weak, that which is not corrupted, that which carries the power and glory of God!
"For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself"
Philippians 3:20-21 KJV
Our realities are of the heavenly order, for our vile body(the body at creation) has been changed to his glorious body(the body that will receive at redemption). And this spiritual stance is supported by the account of Peter in his own epistle.
Read this closely,
"According to as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust" 2 Peter 1:3-4 KJV
At redemption, we escaped the corruption that is in the world, and thereby because of this escape we have become partakers of DIVINE NATURE! Our body is no longer natural but spiritual! So get it straight its not only our spirit that changes at redemption, no, our mortal body also gave way to a spiritual body! That's why at a water baptism that I was present in 1996 in Lagos, Nigeria, a man went into the water for baptism with the goiter on the neck but came out with a brand new neck without goiter! Excuse me believers, your body is spiritual and can never ever be infected with any virus or disease of any kind! If we don't live in this reality it's because we haven't seen this reality!
You possess within your body the nature of God and so you have escaped every corruption in the world! And it's good we understand the kind of body that we carry. It's good we understand the worth of this spiritual body for they are well laid out in scriptures!
BOUGHT WITH A PRICE
Your body is so precious to God and He cannot allow, if you agree with him in faith, to let your body be destroyed by any unclean or unholy thing! Why is this so? Your body was bought with a price!
"For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's" 1 Corinthians 6:20 KJV
The price that was paid for your body to glorify God was the price of the blood of the lamb, no greater price can be paid! You have been bought with His blood your body cannot be corrupted by the world!
YOU ARE THE BODY OF CHRIST
Christ has bought us with his blood so we are no longer our own we now belong to the buyer: we are now the body of Christ!
"Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular." 1 Corinthians 12:27 KJV.
That is what we are, we are his body! Christ's body can not be a place for the habitation of sin and sickness and disease, no! We are his body! And in Ephesians Paul went further in their truth,
"For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones" Ephesians 5:30 KJV
It's not just his flesh and body, but his bone! We are all He is! And so how can we be corrupted by any covid 19? Or any other disease or plague in the world! Even David knew this that is why he could declare with confidence in Psalms 91 that he would not be afraid for any noisome pestilence that moves by the day, borne in the air because he knows he was "fearfully and wonderfully made". For us, we are " wonderfully and Christfullymade"!
TEMPLE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
"What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?" 1 Corinthians 6:19 KJV
We don't know what we have that is why we are dying under the power of the enemy! Our body is meant to host the HOLY SPIRIT and not to host any virus! My body is already the temple of the Holy Spirit, the Spirit can't be dwelling in me and any demonic virus survives in me! No way! And its because my body is quickened by the Spirit of God
A QUICKENED BODY
"But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you"
Romans 8:11 KJV
That is what you have, a quickened body! Made alive by the Spirit of God! Charged and supercharged by the Spirit of God and boasting of a divine immunity divinely engineered by the power of the Spirit where therefore is any virus lurking or hiding? By the power of this revelation now may every sickness, disease, virus in your body be destroyed in the name of Jesus! Amen!
A SANITIZED/CLEANSED BODY
They told you to sanitize your hand, but when the virus gets into the body what can you use to sanitize your body? Well, you don't need to, you have a constantly sanitized body that the Holy Spirit constantly sanitizes with the fire that he carries. He is the refiner's fire. Matthew 3:11 tells us,
"I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire: Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire" Matthew 3:11-12 KJV
This is what happens every day when you are on fire with the Holy Spirit. He burns up every chaff of the devil on your inside! And that is what happens when a take a shot of the anointing oil, my body is sanitized by the power of God. The reality of the world helps you sanitize your hand, but the reality of the word says your body can be constantly sanitized by the power of the Spirit!
MANIFEST THE LIFE OF JESUS
And when your body is constantly sanitized by the Spirit of God it has no choice but to carry and exhibit the life of God!
"Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body" 2 Corinthians 4:10 KJV
This was the explanation John G. Lake gave when viruses were put on his hands and all of them died, he told the one's observing that he carries the life of God. And every one of us carries that life but we are not conscious! We can't stake our lives on it, that's why we can't see it manifest.
This quote from John G. Lake will give you a peek into the mind of a man that is conscious of the life of God he carries.
"We go around talking and shouting about the almighty Christ and what He can do and what He is, etc. But the first time we get a stomachache, away we go to the doctor and get a dose, and the almighty Christ gets a slap in the face"
- JOHN G. LAKE
In other words Lake was saying when we carry a weak mentality we insult the power of God that has been given to us!
CARRIER OF VIRTUE AND NOT OF VIRUS
The virtues of God are carried through a body, so also is the virus of the devil! However, my body is a carrier of the virtues of God and not the virus of the devil! When the woman with the issue of blood came in the press behind and touch Jesus, he exclaimed: virtue has gone out of me! And as he is in this world so are we! We are to do greater works than him! And Paul demonstrated in Acts 19:12 that we can carry this virtue as, from the body of Paul, virtues were carried out in handkerchiefs to the sick and the lame! That is what will be carried out from your body, virtues, and no virus! How can you be anointed by the Spirit of God and still be corrupted by any virus in the world? I tell you how it is when you don't carry a strong covenant mentality founded on the realities of the word. It's when you live by the realities of the world and its logic and its sense! When your realities are founded on the word you cannot be moved by any troubles in the world! Your body cannot be a carrier to any virus, no! If you believe this it is what you will become irrespective of what others believe or experience, the just shall live by his own faith!
The above truths nuggets are the reality of the word concerning the spiritual body that we carry, this body, in summary, can not be corrupted by any sickness or disease in the world and specifically as regards this present scourge of covid-19 you are exempted in the name of Jesus!
MAINTAIN YOUR CONNECTION
As long as we are connected to his body our body cannot be corrupted by the devil! And this is why through the mystery of the communion we renew our spiritual immunity and fortify our body with the strength of God! Hence I advise that you partake regularly from the communion table and allow life and the blood of Jesus flow in you always. No virus or disease can be hoisted in such a spiritual body. Shalom!