“Claim Christ’s Soul As Your Own” (Transformation and Spiritual Ascension ~ Part 4)
“… the substance moved around me. It seemed as though I was within something composed of physical body tissue; it felt like flesh. I heard God say, “This is the blood of Christ. BEGIN TO CLAIM THE BLOOD OF CHRIST…”
(June 14, 2015)
Before reading the following, I suggest that you quickly read (at least in part):
“Standing In The Temple Of Christ’s Testimony and Seven Doors” (Transformation and Spiritual Ascension ~ Part 3)
“Ascension” on Dictionary.com is defined as: “the act of rising to an important position or a higher level; the ascent of Christ into heaven on the fortieth day after His resurrection.”
The following is an excerpt from the following Visitation: “Standing In The Temple Of Christ’s Testimony and The Seven Doors (Transformation and Spiritual Ascension ~ Part 3)”:
“… I again heard God ask, “What do you see?”
As I went through the last door, I experienced something I had never experienced before. I was in, and part of a living substance. I remained myself, and yet I was also one with this deep red substance that I was not familiar with. I thought at first that I was in clouds because this substance formed itself all around me; it was opaque. There was no separation within the substance as it moved around me. It seemed as though I was within something composed of physical body tissue; it felt like flesh. Though it encompassed me completely, it never truly touched me. This seemed strange because I knew exactly how it felt. It was as if I had felt it before, but I could not remember where or when.
I never saw myself absorbed by it. However, I knew that I was so one with it that I could never be, nor would I ever want to be separated from it.
I heard God say, “This is the blood of Christ. BEGIN TO CLAIM THE BLOOD OF CHRIST…”
[UPDATE on July 15, 2015: This morning the Lord said to me that the substance around me was indeed Christ’s blood and that I was in His heart — His womb.” I was alive and breathing within Christ’s heart and womb. This amazed me, but more than that it brought me great comfort and peace. I cannot describe how wonderful and protected I feel/felt within Christ’s heart and womb — where we are all given this new birth and Life.
God reminded me of the following scriptures…
I will give you a [ONE] new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the [old] heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a [ONE] heart of flesh. I will put My [Holy] Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them. Then you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; you shall be My people, and I will be your God.
This is where the Spiritual Body of Christ is now given new birth, formed, completed — WITHIN THE BLOOD/HEART/WOMB OF CHRIST. We do not exit Christ’s heart, womb, or blood — it is our new birth. We are further clothed in this blood, which is visibly seen within His one heart, which is His womb (see 2 Cor 5:1-5)…
The Temple is Christ, who is the Testimony of God’s reality; and He and His blood, womb, heart are our Eternal Temple… (see Rev. 21:22-24; Acts 7: 48-51; Rev. 5:6-10)…
God continued, “Born in one day. Many individuals are struggling to be birthed. You will only see this AFTER you all are unified in God’s Spirit….”
[END OF EXCERPT]
[TODAY’S TEACHING and INTERPRETATION]:
Because God told me to “claim the blood of Christ” for myself and all of His Children (see above) I began to meditate on why God had said this. He suggested that I call my good Pentecostal friend and ask her what she knew about this statement. I had heard her say many times, “I plead the blood of Christ/Jesus.” I believe that God has given us this teaching now because of the time we are living in. He also did this for Israel just before she left Egypt under God’s care. I believe that He is both preparing us and protecting us in this way during this time. This should bring great joy to your hearts and minds: His heart and mind within you (see Ezek. 36:26-27; Ezek. 11:19-20; 1 Cor. 2:16).
I asked my good friend, J. Palumbo, “What do the Pentecostals believe this does for them; what do you believe this statement accomplishes?” She said two things: (a) His blood protects you (b) His blood covers your soul; it is applied to your soul.”
When she mentioned God’s “protection” through Christ’s blood, the Holy Spirit immediately reminded me of the following verses:
‘For I will pass through the land of Egypt on that night, and will strike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the Lord. Now the blood shall be a SIGN for you on the houses where you are. And when I [God] see the blood, I will pass over you; and the plague shall not be on you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.
‘So this day shall be to you a memorial; and you shall keep it as a feast to the Lord throughout your generations. You shall keep it as a feast by an everlasting ordinance. Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread…
(verse 21) Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel and said to them, “Pick out and take lambs for yourselves according to your families, and kill the Passover lamb [see Christ, the slain Lamb; Rev. 5:6-12; Rev 13:8) . And you shall take a bunch of hyssop, dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and strike the lintel [upper beam of the door]; and the two doorposts with the blood that is in the basin. And none of you shall go out of the door of his house until morning. For the Lord will pass through to strike the Egyptians; and when He sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, the Lord will pass over the door and not allow the DESTROYER to come into your houses to strike you. And you shall observe this thing as an ordinance for you and your sons forever. It will come to pass when you come to the land which the Lord will give you, just as He promised, that you shall keep this service. And it shall be, when your children say to you, ‘What do you mean by this service?’ that you shall say, ‘It is the Passover sacrifice of the Lord, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt when He struck the Egyptians and delivered our households.'”
As my friend mentioned the “soul” I became really excited at what God was saying through her. God has had me take communion (normally just He and I) daily for about 26 years.
Years ago God had me study “Communion” and the blood of Christ. The Holy Spirit taught me the following. The “Excerpt” below comes from “Articles and Teachings”; “The Soul Is In The Blood”
“When You [God our Father] make His [Jesus Christ’s] SOUL an offering for sin, He shall see His Seed, He shall prolong His days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in His hand. He shall see the labor of His [Christ’s] SOUL, and be satisfied. By His KNOWLEDGE My righteous Servant [Jesus Christ] shall justify many, for He shall bear their iniquities [sin, transgressions]… BECAUSE He poured out His SOUL unto death…” (Isaiah 53:10-12).
God our Father made Jesus’ SOUL an offering for sin; and Jesus labored within His SOUL and poured out His SOUL unto death for our iniquities.
What Is The Soul:
“… The word translated as ‘SOUL’ in Isaiah 53, above, is the Hebrew word ‘NEPHESH’. Strong’s Concordance of the Bible defines this Old Testament word as, “a breathing creature, i.e. ANIMAL of vitality”.
Vine’s Expository Dictionary of Biblical Words defines “SOUL” (‘nephesh’) as: “SOUL; SELF; Life; Person; HEART…”
Unger’s Bible Dictionary says the SOUL “may indicate not only the entire INNER NATURE of man, but also his entire personality, i.e., all that pertains to the person of man; in the sense of person; somebody, everybody… the brute [animal] is also called NEPHESH (soul).“
Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary tells us , “The word SOUL also refers to the inner life of man, the seat of his emotions, and the center of human personality. The first use of the word soul in the Old Testament expresses this meaning:
“And the Lord God formed man [adam] of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being (also soul; nephesh)”
The first man, Adam, prior to his/mankind’s fall, was given the “Soul,” “heart,” “nature,” “inner life…, emotions, and center of” God’s “personality…”
“Strong‘s Concordance of the Bible defines SPIRIT as, “wind; by resemblance breath, i.e. a sensible (or even violent) exhalation; ….BY RESEMBLANCE SPIRIT, BUT ONLY OF A RATIONAL BEING” [(ie) humans, God, (angels)…]
“All Breathing Creatures Receive A Soul, Including Man”
As we just read, man(kind) received his “soul” [nephesh] in Genesis 2:7: “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul [nephesh].” (KJV)
The same “soul” [nephesh] was given to the animals and mammals (all breathing creatures) in such verses as Genesis 2:19:
“Out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living SOUL [nephesh], that was its name.”
Again, “… in the Old Testament the word ‘nephesh’ has been translated as both “soul” and “MIND”; and occasionally as “HEART.” The SOUL [nephesh] is the MIND, INNER BEING, LIFE in all creatures that breathe, including man and God.“
Neither the Old Testament Hebrew or the New Testament Greek completely separate the “spirit” and “soul”. The biggest difference is: The SOUL is in all breathing creatures, including human beings and God. The SPIRIT is in human beings, God, and angels alone…“
Does God Have A SOUL ? Yes!
In the following verses ‘nephesh’ was translated as both MIND and SOUL:
(1 Samuel 2:35)
And I [God] will raise me up a faithful priest [Jesus, our High Priest], that shall do according to that which is in mine heart and in My MIND [SOUL; nephesh]: and I will build him a sure house; and he [Jesus Christ] shall walk before mine anointed [Beings] for ever.(KJV)
And they put away the strange gods from among them, and served the LORD: and HIS [God’s] SOUL [MIND; nephesh] was grieved for the misery of Israel. (KJV)
Isaiah and Jonah both teach that Jesus poured out His soul. Please see the proof below:
For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man [Jesus Christ] be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
“Now the LORD had prepared a great fish to swallow Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights [as Jesus WAS in the heart of the earth].
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Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from the fish’s belly. And he said: “I cried out to the LORD because of my affliction, and He answered me. “Out of the belly of Sheol I cried, and You heard my voice. For You cast me into the deep, into the heart of the seas, and the floods surrounded me; all Your billows and Your waves passed over me.
Then I said, ‘I have been cast out of your sight (see Matt. 27:46); yet I will look again toward Your holy temple.’ THE WATERS [also recognized as “people”] SURROUNDED ME, EVEN TO MY [Jonah’s; Christ’s] SOUL [MIND; HEART; nephesh]; the deep closed around me; weeds were wrapped around my head. I went down to the moorings of the mountains; the EARTH WITH ITS BARS CLOSED BEHIND ME FOREVER; yet You have brought up my life from the pit, O LORD, my God [our/Christ’s Father].
WHEN MY SOUL [MIND; HEART; nephesh] FAINTED WITHIN ME, I remembered the LORD; and my prayer went up to You, into Your holy temple. Those who regard worthless idols [anything of the world that is preferred more than God] forsake Mercy [also ‘reproof’]. But I will sacrifice to You with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay what I have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD [His/our Father]. So the LORD [our Father] spoke to the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land.
When You [God our Father] make His [Jesus Christ’s] SOUL [nephesh] an offering for sin, He shall see His Seed, He shall prolong His days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in His hand. He shall see the labor of His SOUL [MIND; HEART; nephesh], and be satisfied. By His KNOWLEDGE My righteous Servant [Jesus Christ] shall justify many, for He shall bear their iniquities [sins, transgressions]… BECAUSE He poured out His SOUL [MIND; HEART; nephesh] unto death…
The Atonement of our SOUL [MIND; HEART; nephesh] requires the shedding of Blood because the SOUL [MIND; HEART; nephesh] is in the Blood!
As astounding as this statement may seem, it is true. Before we can begin to comprehend what Jesus Christ did for us on the cross we must understand this fact. God makes some very exciting statements about the Soul in the Old Testament. The following proof was revealed to me by God, and God alone. Let’s now look at these verses.
But you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is its blood.
The word translated “LIFE” in Genesis 9:4, above, is the Hebrew word “NEPHESH”. This is the same word translated in the Old Testament as soul, mind, heart; nephesh. Look at this verse again: “Only you shall not eat flesh with its SOUL [MIND, HEART, nephesh] which is the Blood…”. Put in the simplest terms it reads: “The SOUL, MIND, and HEART are the Blood, which is in the flesh; therefore, you will not eat the flesh….”
Atonement of the Soul requires the shedding of [Christ’s] Blood because everyone’s Soul, including the SOUL of a fallen mankind is in their Blood. Still have some doubts? Here are a few more verses stating the same thing:
And whatsoever man there be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among them, that eateth any manner of Blood, I [God Almighty] will set my face against that SOUL [MIND, HEART, nephesh] that eateth Blood, and will cut him off from among his people [A CONGREGATED UNIT].
For the life [SOUL; HEART; MIND; nephesh] of the flesh is in the Blood; and I have given it [the blood] to you upon the altar to make atonement [COVERING] for your SOULS [MIND, HEART, nephesh]: for it is the Blood that maketh atonement [COVERING] by reason of [UPON, OVER] the life [SOUL; MIND; HEART; nephesh].
Therefore I said unto the children of Israel, no SOUL [MIND, HEART, nephesh] of you shall eat Blood, neither shall any stranger that sojourneth among you eat Blood. And whatsoever man there be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among them, who taketh in hunting any beast or bird that may be eaten; he shall pour out the Blood thereof, and cover it with dust. For as to the life [SOUL, MIND, HEART, nephesh] of all flesh, the Blood thereof is [one] with the life [SOUL; MIND, HEART, nephesh] thereof: therefore I said unto the children of Israel, ye shall eat the Blood of no manner of flesh; for the life [SOUL; HEART, MIND, nephesh] of ALL FLESH IS IN THE BLOOD thereof“ (ASV).
Notice, we are told, “… the SOUL, MIND, and HEART of all flesh is in the Blood.” We sometimes speak of having problems with ‘our flesh’. We now see that our ‘flesh’ has a mind and a heart; or that our soul (old mind/heart) is the ‘thinker’ of the old flesh. Most often, our actual battle is in our ‘old mind’; and our freedom lies in receiving the NEW Mind/Heart of Christ. Praise God, we are told in the Bible that we already have the mind of Christ (see 1 Cor. 2:16).
Only be sure that you do not eat the blood, for the blood is the life [SOUL; MIND; HEART; nephesh]; you may not eat the life [SOUL; MIND; HEART nephesh] with the meat. You shall not eat it; you shall pour it on the earth like water.
More literally transcribed: “Only be sure that you do not eat the Blood: for the blood is the SOUL, HEART, and MIND, and you may not eat the SOUL, or HEART and MIND with the meat/flesh.
Strong’s Concordance defines ATONEMENT as “a covering”. Blood is given for the atonement or covering of the SOUL and MIND. This explains why God placed me/us within Christ’s Heart and womb in this series of visions (see the above), and it also explains our relationship to Christ as we are born (again) within His new blood and flesh.
Then He [Jesus] spoke a parable to them: “No one puts a piece from a new garment on an old one; otherwise the new makes a tear, and also the piece that was taken out of the new does not match the old. And no one puts new wine [blood] into old wineskins [flesh]; or else the new wine will burst the wineskins and be spilled, and the wineskins will be ruined. But new wine must be put into new wineskins, and both are preserved. And no one, having drunk old wine, immediately desires new; for he says, ‘The old is better.'”
Remember, I said in the “Excerpt” above, “I was in, and part of a living substance. I remained myself, and yet I was also one with this deep red substance that I was not familiar with. I thought at first that I was in clouds because this substance formed itself all around me; it was opaque. There was no separation within the substance as it moved around me. It seemed as though I was within something composed of physical body tissue; it felt like flesh. Though it encompassed me completely, it never truly touched me. This seemed strange because I knew exactly how it felt. It was as if I had felt it before, but I could not remember where or when.
I never saw myself absorbed by it. However, I knew that I was so one with it that I could never be, nor would I ever want to be separated from it.”
On July 15, 2015 God confirmed this, saying “‘the substance around me was indeed Christ’s blood and that I was in His heart — His womb.’ I was alive and breathing within Christ’s heart and womb.”
[END OF EXCERPT]
Again, Leviticus 17:11 said,
“For the life [SOUL; MIND; HEART; nephesh] of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it [the blood] to you upon the altar to make atonement [covering] for your souls [MIND, HEART]; for IT IS THE BLOOD THAT MAKES ATONEMENT [covering] FOR THE SOUL [MIND, HEART; nephesh].”
The Blood of Jesus Christ, which contains His Soul, which is His mind and heart, not only covers over, or makes atonement for our old Soul, mind, and heart, but it literally replaces our old mind and heart — soul, and blood (old-man) with Christ’s (the anointed) new Blood, Mind, Heart, and Soul.
“that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the OLD MAN which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed [now] in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the NEW MAN which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness. (NKJ)
“And do not be conformed to this world, but BE TRANSFORMED BY THE RENEWING OF YOUR MIND, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. (NKJ)
“Do not lie to one another, since you have PUT OFF YOUR OLD MAN with his deeds, and have put on the NEW MAN who is renewed [and justified] in knowledge [through Christ, God’s righteous servant; Isa 53:10-12] according to the image [nature, character] of Him [God] who created him [the NEW man].”
All animals, including man have been given a soul; and though man’s soul (mind/heart) is more intelligent than all other animals, it is still the same soul (mind and heart) that God gave all breathing things: animals.
This clarifies mankind’s need for Christ’s Salvation: His Blood, His Soul, His Mind, His Heart. After all, man’s fall was the result of Adam and Eve choosing to eat from the Tree of KNOWLEDGE of Good and EVIL after God had breathed into Adam’s/adam’s nostrils the breath of life. Man had already become a living being/soul/nephesh in God’s image. Man chose to remove himself from God’s Divine presence and influence on his/their heart(s).]
Isaiah 53 stated that Jesus Christ is God’s RIGHTEOUS servant; and that it is through Christ’s KNOWLEDGE of Himself [and His Father] that many are justified. 1 Corinthians 15:45 reminds us that:
“… The first man, Adam, was made a living soul [MIND; HEART; nephesh]. The last Adam [Jesus Christ] became a [ETERNAL] life-giving [re-vitalizing] Spirit“. Remember the definition of “Spirit” above? A Spirit is only within “A RATIONAL BEING” [(ie) HUMANS, GOD, (ANGELS)…] “
In conclusion, the New Testament teaches us that we do indeed need and receive the MIND of Christ:
(Philippians 2:5 )
Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus
1 Corinthians 2:16)
For “who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?” But we have the mind of Christ.
(1 Peter 4:1-3)
Therefore, since Christ suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same mind, for he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, that he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh for the lusts of men, but for the will of God.
Christ held, and now holds the RIGHTEOUSNESS of God within His perfect MIND and HEART, which is His Soul within His Blood. His Blood was shed for all and brings justification to many; and His RIGHTEOUS MIND is given to all who will receive it. Not only did He give us His Mind and Heart (SOUL, BLOOD), but He also took our sinful minds and hearts from us just as God our Father promised to do in the Old Testament. It is Christ’s RIGHTEOUS MIND, HEART, SOUL, BLOOD that speaks to us from within our new MIND and HEART: which is Christ’s MIND and HEART within us…”
But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly [new] Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are registered in heaven, to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect, to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant [Testimony], and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel (see God. 4:9-10).
We ask ourselves, “Is Communion Ever Symbolic?”
“Then Jesus said to them, ‘Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man [Christ] and drink His blood [exact opposite of what God said about the animal blood and flesh in the OT], you have no life in you. Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. For My flesh is food indeed, and My blood is drink indeed. He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides [lives] in Me, and I in him. As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who feeds on Me will live because of Me. This is the bread which came down from heaven — not as your fathers ate the manna, and are dead. He who eats this bread [My flesh with My blood in it: SOUL / HEART / MIND] will live forever.”
Obviously, this New Testament teaching is in direct opposition to the Old Testament commandment not to drink or consume the blood, or eat the flesh with the blood in it — of any animal or human being, and thus eat its soul. In fact, the Old Testament commandments emphasize Jesus’ coming New Testament statements concerning His own blood/drink and His flesh/bread.
Prior to being told by God to “claim the blood of Christ” for myself and His Children, I had been suffering depression and fear for many days with no apparent reason except that I was under attack by God’s/our enemy satan (see Eph. 6:12-13). It didn’t seem to matter what I did, I could not permanently walk away from the darkness until I did as God said. When God said to “claim the blood of Christ” I did it and received immediate comfort and peace. Christ’s blood literally re-enforces Christ’s mind/heart/soul already within us, and feeds this newness into manifestation within each of us and all of us within Christ’s One Body.
I cannot tell you how many times a day I claim the blood of Christ. I stopped counting, and these words now come automatically. Daily, I literally enter into, and feel the comfort and peace of God as I claim Christ’s gift. I meditate and see myself within this new flesh and blood, and His heart and womb; and I feel as though I am literally wrapped and cuddled up within a huge, very soft living Comforter. For the first time, I realize that God not only lives (is alive) within me, but that I am literally alive and protected within Him also.
As you CLAIM Christ’s gift to you, please visualize and experience God’s Comfort and Peace found within His Womb/Heart/Mind/Soul. He is the Living Prince of Peace and the One who gives God’s people God’s Comfort(er). He is alive within you today and forever through His blood sacrifice!
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