I cannot give all the Scriptural proofs in such a short manner of writing on this subject. All the Bible runs in harmony with this theme or teaching. Let’s search the Scriptures, “for in them ye think ye have eternal life, but they are they who testify of Me,” saith Jesus.
To the called and chosen of the Lord, elect according to foreknowledge, chosen in Christ before the world ever began, and also to them that are scattered abroad: Greetings in the name of our wonderful Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. There is no other name given under heaven whereby we must be saved, for in this name there is deliverance, salvation and healing for mind, soul, and body.
We are the body of Christ, members in particular. The body of Christ is the body of God, for the Bible says, “To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world back to Himself.” God is a Spirit; the Son of God is flesh and blood. God, who is all power in heaven and in earth, dwells in Christ. The Spirit of truth is in the bosom of the Father, making the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost one. John said these three are one, all having one name.
Isaiah said a Son shall be born, and His name shall be called everlasting Father. Jesus confirmed the statement that Isaiah made about the name by saying, “I come in my Father’s name, and you received Me not. If another comes in his own name, him you would have received.” Jesus said to the disciples, “He that hath seen Me, hath seen the Father. How sayest thou then, show us the Father?”
John warned that if any man deny that Christ is come in the flesh (living in the human body now, as the Holy Ghost), then that man is anti-christ.
There is a teaching in the world today that tries to make God a man or person so that He cannot live in the human body as a Spirit. This is antichrist teachings. The Bible says, “God is not a man.” Paul said that He is the invisible God. John said that He is a Spirit.
The word ‘anti’ means opposing or against. Antichrist teachings teach against God being a Spirit in the flesh, and it denies the only Lord God. The Bible says there is only one Lord and one God. Thomas recognized Jesus as being both when he said, “My Lord and my God!” The Bible says the fullness of the godhead bodily dwells in Christ. That means there is no other human body. The godhead is a mystery, but Thomas knew the first commandment was, “Hear, O Israel, the Lord thy God is one Lord.” The Lord in His body, and God in His Spirit: the Lord God.
He was the walking Bible -- His flesh was the Old Testament, His Spirit the New Testament, for the Word was made flesh, and to wit, God was in Jesus. On the cross, the law was folded up and laid away in the grave. Jesus said, “It is finished,” thus fulfilling the law and the prophets. The Bible says that He made in Himself twain, both Lord and Christ. The body was rent in two (the temple in twain, the body separated from the Spirit), releasing the new covenant, the Spirit of God from within Jesus’ body. This freed the souls in prison, who were in the heart of the earth, which showed Him as the Holy Ghost going into the heart of our bodily earth, taking our spirits from the dungeons of Satan and moving them into the presence of God by putting the kingdom of God within us. Christ exchanged bodies with us on the cross, making us the body of Christ, and now God walks and talks in us. We are His temples. For Christ, who knew no sin, was made sin (our sins) that we might be made the righteousness of God (Christ’s righteousness). Paul said, “All of the invisible things are clearly understood by those things which do appear, even His eternal godhead, so that we are without excuse,” so you see that we can understand the godhead without any trouble if we are sincere in heart. God will withhold no good thing from them that walk upright before him. He wants us to understand all things. That is why He gave us the mind of Christ, for it understands all things.
Satan keeps people in ignorance by fear. That way, he can mislead them with any teachings. The Bible says, “My people perish from the lack of knowledge.” Anti-teachings bring forth an intellectual concept of God, not a heartfelt salvation; a confession of intellectual faith, not contending for the faith of God which was once delivered unto the saints. They side track the seeker of the Spirit by telling him he can get to heaven without the Holy Ghost, when the Bible says, “There is but one Spirit (the Holy Ghost) and one baptism (the baptism of the Holy Ghost).” For by one Spirit we are all baptized into one body. There is no other way into the body of Christ without the Spirit. In Noah’s day, all without the ark perished by the waters of God’s wrath, while the same waters lifted the ark of the covenant, the body of Christ, to the high peaks of God’s mountain, to where they are safe. The rainbow with its many colors shows a covenant with all races and all colors. The Lord promised to return and rebuild the fallen down house of David where He had placed His name. We are His lively stones, built up into a holy priesthood and habitation of the Spirit. We have His name, for in this name there is deliverance, (both) salvation and healing for mind, soul, and body.
“We are His building and temple,” the writer said, a church of spiritual revelations. As Christ said unto Peter, “Flesh and blood hath not revealed this unto thee.” Paul, the wise master builder, who received this by spiritual revelation, shows there is but one government: love, which fulfills the law. Love is the only mortar that will bind the lively stones together that John saw in the walls of New Jerusalem, the jewels that Malachi spoke of, built upon the twelve foundations, the precious stones that John saw in the foundation of that city, which are the teachings of the twelve apostles. God’s knowledge is the light of that city. The knowledge of perversion is gone, and there is no night there. “The eyes of their understanding being enlightened,” said Paul. They walk in the light as He is in the light. They have fellowship one with another by love. The river of life is flowing from the throne of God within them, down the midst of those streets. The Spirit flows down through the teachings of the apostles, the twelve foundations. For out of their bellies shall flow rivers of living water, down the streets of gold, which is their faith, more precious than gold tried in the furnace. All coming from the kingdom of God, which He said was within you. The body of man, the body of Christ, the building of New Jerusalem.
Outside are the twelve beautiful gates, which is the Old Testament, leading into the new, for as the names of the twelve apostles were upon the twelve foundations, so were the names of the twelve tribes of Israel upon the gates of that city. In the wilderness, the twelve tribes were placed by three on each side of the tabernacle: three to the north, three to the south, three to the east, and three to the west: three on each side of the tabernacle.
All without those gates are unbelievers, whoremongers, idolators, whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. All through the Bible, this city was built and torn down by the alien armies. Nehemiah and many other great men built that city, only to see it fall again. But the builders who build with the mind of Christ, it is Christ within man building a place to return and receive us unto His own, that where He is, we might be also.
Christ said to Nicodemus, “The Son of man, who was in heaven and who is in heaven.” We are hid with Christ in God, in heavenly places. Man will go as far as he can with his mind, and then the mind of Christ will take over. Like water boiling at 212 degrees, it is no longer water, it becomes steam. At the peak of man’s perfection, his mind will mature into the mind of Christ (those who are Christians). Likewise, those who are sinners, their minds will mature into the mind of Satan. We will become the body of God or Christ. Christ is the head of that body, the church. We are in the day of perfection: houses, cars, clothing, and knowledge. All things are coming to perfection. Lust will burn like a forest fire until it burns out, then God’s forest will be cleansed of vines (evil spirits), and things that take life will be driven out, for we are sealed and Satan cannot touch us.
By Rev. George Leon Pike Sr.
Founder and first President of Jesus Christ’s Eternal Kingdom of Abundant Life, Inc.
Holiness Unto The Lord