As a school teacher for several years, I learned the value of taking the voluminous amounts of material and reducing it down to what I called, "the irreducible minimum". I began with the entire content of the lesson for a particular subject and introduced it in its entirety. Next, I would highlight the more important elements in a study guide. Finally, I would administer a quiz from the material discussed within the study guide. Once the test was given, it only included information that came from the multiple quizzes, thus reducing the massive amount of material down to the necessary information for mastery. Life is much the same way. One can become overwhelmed with the magnitude and complications of the life they live and only when they return to the basic and foundational elements of their identity and purpose can peace and purpose be restored. Consequently, I am starting with most basic elements of physical matter in the following post so that we can build on the proper foundation, which is Christ-the solid Rock.
Matter is a loose, general term for all the physical objects of everyday life. Matter is composed of atoms - the smallest component of an element, consisting of a nucleus containing combinations of neutrons and protons along with one or more electrons bound to the nucleus by electrical attraction. Thus, the idea that opposites attract comes from the atomic makeup of all matter, which holds physical life together.
One major fact that seems to delineate Kingdom-minded folks from your garden-variety Christian is the notion that the spiritual realm is more ‘real’ than the natural realm (Hebrews 11:3; 1 Corinthians 2:9-16; Colossians 1:15-18). Most believe that since they can see and touch something in the natural realm that it is real or genuine (a major factor in why most Christians live their lives circumstantially). However, the writer of Hebrews maintains and Genesis 1 agrees that all natural matter originated in the spirit realm before it manifested as creation in the realm we live in and occupy today. Yes, I know, it’s a paradox that one without spiritual awakening could never perceive as true. Nonetheless, your belief system and truth have been at odds before.
So, my premise is that physical life as we know it today exists on an atomic level. Illustrated by the image below, atoms chemically bond and form molecules which make up cells that become tissues. Tissues, which consist of cells, combine to form organs which is the building blocks for the human organism and all other organic life. But how many people, when talking or interacting with another person, considers their existence on an atomic level that is not evident with what you can see. I hope I haven't lost you with all the technicalities of physical life, but we are getting closer to a spiritual revelation of the body of Christ and its subsequent dysfunction. So, don't jet yet! Splash some water on your face and stay focused.
Most problems are never solved because the potential problem-solver rarely goes back to the beginning. In the Kingdom, we have clear evidence of the beginning of creation in Genesis 1 and John 1.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. 3 Then God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light. 4 And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day. Genesis 1:1-5
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. John 1:1-5
Even the world Yahweh created in the beginning could not function correctly until it was "charged" by Yahweh's living Word. In the make-up of an atom, the proton carries the positive charge and electro-magnetically charges the other parts of the atom which becomes the organism we call human life. What if the positive charge of the proton was weakened or neutralized altogether? Well, quite simply, the body would cease to exist according to its original design and purpose.
Amazingly, the word for proton is found in the scriptures relating to the office and anointing of the apostle.
And Yahweh has appointed these in the church: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, varieties of tongues. 1 Corinthians 12:28
This fact cannot escape our awareness, the body of Christ cannot expect to function properly and effectively, just as one would not expect the physical body to function, without righteous rank and order. When a doctor examines a physical body in the condition of the body of Christ today, the diagnosis is disorder and disease. We must realize that the body does not exist for itself, but to perform the functions necessary to complete an assignment or project. In my opinion, the "church" has lost sight of its original purpose and has become dysfunctional and "dis-eased". We must get back to the basics, the beginning-apostolic, proton grace.
Apostles and prophets have access to the heart and mind of Yahweh to measure the condition and and equip for the functionality of the ecclesia. Remember the body of Christ is to become the bride of Christ. The religious church does not get to decide what Yahshua's bride will look like. He has determined the beauty and condition of His bride for which He will return. Like many who have undergone plastic surgeries hoping to enhance their beauty, the church has become hideous-redefining beauty as something man has determined, without possessing the right to do so.
As one apostle of Christ in the earth today, I am stating emphatically that the body of Christ is dysfunctional and out-of-order, diseased and hideous to the eye! We must return to the beginning, which is Yahshua, the Christ!