132. Broken Cisterns Hold No Water

Mike Parsons
with Jeremy Westcott – 

Everything we are writing about in this series on Preparing For Destiny comes down to (or builds up to) one thing: what will we choose to do? Will we choose to do what Jesus would do? Or will we choose to do what our own flesh tells us to do?

Holy Spirit flow

If we are to choose right, we need to be flowing in the Holy Spirit.

We need a connection with the Holy Spirit. We need to be baptised in the Holy Spirit. We need to be speaking in tongues. Praying in tongues is a major flow of the life of God which is within us. It builds up an environment around us which draws the presence of God, so that God comes and fills that space.

Dead to God

This is what we were like before we came into the realisation of being born again:

We had a soul. Our heart had natural needs, we had a body of flesh through which it did its best to meet its natural needs, and we had a spirit that was dead to God, separated from Him in our own understanding. That is why we read in Jeremiah:

For My people have committed two evils:
They have forsaken Me
The fountain of living waters,
To hew for themselves cisterns,
Broken cisterns
That can hold no water.
(Jer 2:13).

diagram: Dead to God

Believing itself separated from God, our soul had no alternative but to try to get its needs met however it could. So it tried to meet those needs by drawing on the world. We all have a built-in need for love, acceptance, security, significance and purpose. But the world cannot fully meet those needs (it was never intended to) and as a result, our soul is damaged and we experience hurt, pain, rejection, insecurity, fear, disappointment, guilt, and shame.

Alive to God

Then we hear and respond to the gospel. Our spirit now comes alive to God, and suddenly we realise it is possible for us to have our needs met by Him. But we are used to getting them met by the world. So we have to transfer our source of acceptance and love; we need to transfer it from the world around us, to God, who is on the inside of us.

We start to look inwards, to God in us; not outwards, to the world.

As we do that, as we are transformed, as we are restored in our soul, then God deals with that damage. We do not need to look to the world to meet our needs. We look to Him. And we can then start to manifest through our body the life that flows from the spirit. You have seen Christians who positively glow with the life of God within them. More than that, we can be literally transfigured.

Spirit senses, soul senses

Diagram: Alive to God

Here is another way of looking at this: we are born again, in our spirit we have the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, the glory of God in us, and we have nine spiritual senses that begin to develop through practice (we will look more at those another time). We know God’s love, we have access to the heavenly realms, and can enjoy real intimacy with Him, which enables that love to be outworked in our lives. Then our soul senses develop too, and eventually we start to manifest around us the glory of God: deliverance, the works of Jesus, miracles, supernatural works, healing, greater works (John 14:12), signs and wonders: all start to flow out through our lives. Or that is what should happen.

Blockages

But there are blockages. There is a blockage between our spirit and the heavenly realms, because probably no-one ever taught us we could go there (in fact mostly they taught us that we could not, at least until we die). There is a blockage between our soul and our spirit, because our soul is used to being in control. There is a blockage between our soul and our body, preventing the flow of life streaming out from us to the world.

But as we are transformed, these blockages are removed. Our spirit and soul start to work together. We begin to feel God’s love, as well as to just know God’s love for us. We learn to access the heavenly realms, so we can express God’s love and manifest God’s kingdom in and through our lives to the world around us. We are changed, transformed, transfigured.

And this last diagram sums it all up.

Diagram; Connected

With the new birth, the DNA of God is in our spirit: we have access to the fountain of life; we have access to our destiny; we are a dwelling-place of God, through relationship. Our spirit now needs to produce the fruit and the gifts. The river of life flows through the garden of our soul, so that our whole life is manifesting God’s glory. We have access to the kingdom of God within us, and the kingdom of God in the heavenly realms, and as we learn to operate there our life is transformed.

Practice

As we have said before, the key to this is practice. You have to practise to train your senses. You have to practise how you transform your soul.

But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil. (Heb 5:14)

We have to train our spiritual senses; we have to train our soul senses, to be connected up with the kingdom of God in heaven to outwork on earth.

So we are going to do that, over the coming weeks on this blog. We are going to help you train your spirit senses, train your soul senses, and we are going to see transformation taking place.

You have been invested with authority, but you have to come into that place of succession so that you can be enthroned. To bring God’s kingdom from heaven to earth, you have to dethrone the soul. Now that is not an easy process, but you can do it.

With God and our spirit working together, we can all do it.

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130. The Seat of Government

Mike Parsons
with Jeremy Westcott

Within us

The kingdom of God is within you (Luke 17:21).

If the kingdom is within us, what else is?

Our own spirit.
The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
The kingdom of God – the seat of God’s government of heaven
Our heart – our subconscious mind
The garden in our heart, in which we can engage God.
Rivers that flow from heaven, flowing through our spirit, our garden, and out to the world.
Our scroll of destiny, in our heart.

That is quite a list of what is in us, things we have to learn to engage with, and we have to understand how they all function in us, so that we can work with them.

Here is an outline image of a body, showing all those things within us.

Within Us (diagram)

You can see our heart, and within our heart there is a scroll. Our heart is our subconscious mind.

There is a throne, the seat of God’s government within us.

Where is our spirit? I was talking to Ian Clayton, and God started to speak to me about it. Our spirit man lives in a membrane which goes over the brain and down our spinal column. That membrane is not connected to the blood. That is important because our blood supply carries the record of our DNA and past generations, and it needs to be purified, cleansed and changed. So our spirit is not connected directly to our blood supply. It is connected through our heart.

There is a door in our spirit, that Jesus spoke about in Revelation 3:20. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit are dwelling within our spirit, and we have to let them out. God will not force Himself upon us. We have to open that door and let Him out, every day, into our spirit. Our spirit is within us and is connected to the seat of government in our lives.

The seat of government

When we are first developing in our relationship with God and we invite Him to come in and fill us, He occupies the seat of government in our lives. Then as we grow and mature, He gives us more and more access to that seat of government. The kingdom of heaven is both within us and in the heavenly realms, so we are also seated there in authority: we are seated with Him in the heavenly places.

He who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.
(1 Cor 6:17)

The more we are surrendered, and the more we become transformed into His image, the more we experience the reality of becoming one spirit with Him. We start to rule together. That is what the kingdom is all about: ruling together.

That seat is within us and as we open up the door, God comes and sits on that seat.
Then we can invite Him to come into our heart. That is a phrase people often use when praying a prayer of salvation, but what does it mean? If He comes into our heart, He comes to change us and transform us.

The DNA of God

He comes into our heart, and starts to reprogramme our heart, and the blood that is in our heart, with the DNA of God. That is why we take communion, to be reprogrammed with the DNA of God, to be transformed by the life of God in us. Then that transformation spreads out from our heart, carried by our blood to our brain, where it transforms our thinking, and renews our mind.

Blood circulates. It goes around our body, and back again to our heart. In our natural bodies it goes to our lungs and picks up breath, oxygen. So in the spiritual sense our heart needs to draw life from our spirit, send it around the body to transform our life then go back to the spirit for more. That is what the heart does.

As we sit in the seat of government and rule together with God, the kingdom of heaven comes to manifest around us. Rivers of living water and anointing and power start to flow out through us. We learn to walk in His ways, keep His laws, and rule.

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115. A Channel of God

Mike Parsons
with Jeremy Westcott

Jesus was transfigured here on earth and shone with glory.

That is God’s intention for all of us, to be shining with the glory of God. We can begin to manifest the glory of God through our lives as we become a channel of God living in us.

Now again, you may be suspicious of this because channelling is something New Age people do. But they have grasped a concept which is true, though they have applied it in a way which is ungodly.

God is on the inside of us, in our spirit, and if He wants to manifest on the outside of us then He needs to come through our soul and body. So we become a channel, an interface between God and the world around us, a means through which He can manifest. When Jesus did all the miracles and the things that He did, it was the Father in Him manifesting His works.

God is calling us into that same relationship, to do the things that we see the Father doing. It all springs from the revelation that comes as we are transformed from one degree of glory to another.

When we speak about ‘transformation’, it is not simply that our behaviour will change. That is what I was highlighting in the previous post about our DNA. If we submit to the process of transformation, we will not just enjoy closer, more intimate times with God, or overcome besetting sins in our lives (important though those things are). No, we will be radically changed, transformed into ‘sons of light’.

Even the phrase ‘sons of light’ speaks of something far beyond what most people probably imagine it to mean. At the very least, we will recover some of the abilities latent within our DNA. They will be switched back on, restoring what Adam had before he sinned, and even beyond that.

We may not have grasped all the details – yet. Indeed, however much of this we have understood, God is able to do far more than we could ask or even imagine.

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114. Twelve Strands, Twelve Stones

Mike Parsons
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When Adam was created a spirit being, he was clothed with glory. Spirit, soul, body – but his spirit was on the outside and his body on the inside. There was no blood, because he was a being of light.

Adam originally had one triple-helix with three DNA strands that represented body, soul and spirit made in the image of God. He was created with the potential to become a fully mature son of God, embracing the nine strands (3×3) of DNA that represent the fullness of God, added to his three strands to form the twelve that represents the fullness of government.

I will go into this in more detail in the rest of this post, but what is important to grasp is that we have the capacity to change, to be transformed, at a level beyond what most of us have ever imagined.

97% inactive DNA

Sin caused the DNA light strands to be lost (the wavelengths of God that were within us). Now we only have 3% of our DNA which is active. 97% of it is inactive, but encoded.

Russian scientists, working in the human genome project, found that there was language and syntax within the 97% and that it could be changed and re-encoded by frequencies, sounds or even words within a laser light beam. Recent research has confirmed that this area of DNA has triggers or switches that can be turned on and off (for example by the environment, words, or trauma), and that what they turn on are genetic abilities and weaknesses. We can be conformed to the image of God, and again become a transfigured being of light, because our DNA has the capacity to be re-sequenced.

[A new field of scientific study called epi-genetics shows that not only can DNA be changed, but those changes can be passed on to the next generation: scientific study now agreeing with what the Bible said all along about iniquity being passed on to the third and fourth generation.]

Adam’s spirit imploded into his innermost being when he sinned, so his spirit was now on the inside. And God gave him skin. God did not kill an animal and wrap its skin around the man: He gave him skin, three layers of it, to cover his blood, because blood is congealed light (that may sound strange, but if you do a Google search, you will find scientific thinking going that way).

Adam lost his ability to access the spiritual realm, because the DNA of light was lost to him, therefore he became a human being with a double helix of 2 physical DNA strands. When we are born again and our spirit is properly re-engaged with our soul and body, we get our third strand of light DNA back.

So Adam had three DNA strands: two containing physical DNA, and one, light. Light can contain coded information – we are familiar with fibre optic cable being used in modern technology to carry information, data, sound and so on. In the light strand of DNA , there is coded information which may be sound, frequency, fragrance and mathematical formulae relating to our destiny or spiritual identity.

God spoke to me about this back in 2010, but I didn’t share it at all for 12 months because I needed to meditate on it and go back into the word of God. What I found was that it relates to the nine stones covering Lucifer’s body (Ezekiel 28): those stones represented the nine strands of God’s DNA. In the same chapter we read about Satan being on the fire stones: I have been on those fire stones, and there are nine of them. And there are nine steps to ascension.

Now you may think that all sounds like Buddhism. But where do you think Buddhism got its truth from? Like everything out there, Buddhism is a corruption, a perversion of the truth. There is ‘The Truth’ and people have taken that truth, interpreted it and applied it according to their own understanding or purposes, so it comes out twisted (to a greater or lesser degree). Look at science fiction and fantasy writers around the world, they are picking up a sound that is coming out of heaven. They interpret it through their own soul, to produce books and films and TV series or whatever, but there is truth in it.

Maturity as sons

Man was not created perfect: he was created sinless. If Adam had not sinned, he would still have needed to be conformed to the image of Jesus and become like Him. So there was a process in which Satan (or Lucifer, as he was then) was given the authority to tutor man into becoming like a Son of God.

We originally had three strands of DNA because we were made in the image of God: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. God has nine light strands of DNA: three from the Father, three from Jesus, and three from the Spirit. The revelatory knowledge contained in the nine strands of God’s DNA was to bring us into maturity as sons. Lucifer was to tutor man in this, and it was represented by the nine stones that covered his body (as one of the cherubim, he covered the throne of God, and as light-bearer he was to reflect the revelatory light of God into the universe).  Instead, as we know, Satan took that knowledge and traded on it, and a third of the angels followed him.

Twelve stones

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Now look at the High Priest’s breastplate, and there are twelve stones. Nine, the same stones that covered Satan’s body, and three extra stones. That was what got Satan all riled up, because man was to have three extra stones, the stones of sonship. Human DNA has always been a battlefield (Gen 3:15), and we have written before about the seed wars, the conflict between Satan’s seed and the seed of woman. That war has been raging throughout the ages and is being fought today in the arena of GRIN technologies, the current battlefield.

God desires to bring us back into perfect sonship, so He wants to transform our DNA. He wants to transform us to become again sons of light, just as Jesus was transfigured here on earth and shone with glory.

Twelve stones (9 + 3) represents full government, full authority of God and man in unity, joined and one spirit (1 Cor 6:17). God always intended us to become fully mature co-heirs with Him, and jointly to rule the created universe, both spiritual and physical.

That is what it means for us to be the sons of God.

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112. Transformation Through Communion

Mike Parsons
with Jeremy Westcott

Applying the Body and Blood of Jesus

We saw last time how in taking communion we can be transformed by the very DNA of God. Here are the prayer declarations we use at Freedom Church when sharing the covenant meal:

I engage in the DNA of God.

I embrace the transforming power of the body and blood of Jesus.

I engage the record containing the light, sound and frequency of God’s image.
I embrace the record of the dimensions of the kingdom released in my body by the DNA of God.

I engage that DNA record and apply it to my bones.
I speak to my marrow and command it to live.

I apply the frequency of DNA to transform me into the image of Jesus.
Transform every genetic record, re-sequence my DNA into alignment.

I apply the blood of Jesus to transform all impure genetic material – be transformed.

I apply the blood of Jesus to all iniquitous genetic patterns – be cleansed.

I call all my genetic material to resonate with the DNA of God and come into alignment with my eternal image.
I choose to bear the image of my Father in heaven;
I choose to bear the image of my Brother in heaven.

Let the breath of God be breathed into my life, transforming me into a living being, joined to the Lord and one spirit with Him.

I speak creative words to my DNA to release the supernatural abilities of God:
I trigger the ability to see in the realm of the kingdom.
I trigger the ability to move in the realm of the kingdom.
I trigger the ability to transform matter.

You can find a downloadable, printable version of this prayer for your own use (or for use in your church) here: Communion Prayer. Please feel free to share it. Best of all, write your own! Just as I did, find your own words to express what God shows you He wants to do in you – and is doing.

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  • Communion 2015 (mp3 audio teaching series by Mike Parsons with PDF slides, text-style PDFs and streaming YouTube videos)
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111. Spirit Being, Living Being, Human Being

Mike Parsons
with Jeremy Westcott

Adam was created a spiritual being. We all were. Adam became a ‘living being’ when God breathed His breath into him. That is something different from a spirit being. But when Adam sinned, he became a human being. He lost his status as a living being, and his status as a spiritual being, because his spirit was dead, separated from God.

We are all born human beings, though with a destiny. Every single person born since Adam, other than Jesus, has been born a human being. Jesus did not come from an egg from his mother and a sperm from God. He came, in a human body, entirely from God.

Jesus, the second Adam, won victory on the cross. He defeated all the principalities, all the powers and all the other demonic forces. His victory gives us the capacity to be born again, to come into a relationship with God, and to reclaim our destiny.

It means we can become a spirit being once again.

But we need to go beyond that and become a living being. We need to have God come and breathe His breath into us. God comes to dwell in our spirit. As a spirit being, we have access to our destiny, and our scroll of destiny sits in our heart and starts to vibrate. It produces a sound. We begin to resonate with it, and that sound starts to transform our physical and spiritual DNA.

There is far more to breaking bread, or taking communion, than we had realised. In the breaking of bread and sharing the wine we are transformed as we take on the DNA of God (you can read the startling things Jesus says about eating His flesh and drinking His blood in John chapter 6).

It is only intimacy with God which can start to change and transform us into that living being that He intends us to be.

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89. Seed Wars

Mike Parsons
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When Satan fell, he was seeking to overturn God’s eternal plan that Man should inherit the heavens. He wanted that place of rulership for himself.

Here is a diagram I used when I taught about spiritual warfare in Freedom Church:
I realise that some of the writing is quite small to read, so you can click on the image above to view or download it as a PDF file, if that helps.

Time and Eternity

On the left you see eternity, the setting for Genesis 1:1. Before time, if you like. God created the earth to be inhabited, but then Lucifer rebelled, as we saw last time, and was cast down to the earth, where he brought down God’s judgment upon it in the first flood.

Moving to the right, you find Genesis 1:2. Inside the bracket of time, now. The earth is without form, and void (that’s really just another word for ’empty’). God begins again, He recreates the earth. How long is the time between verse 1 and verse 2? We have no idea. Nor do we know how long a time elapsed between verses 2 and 3. It could have been microseconds; it could have been 14 billion years. We don’t know.

The Fall of Man

Then comes the week of (re-)creation followed by the story of Adam’s fall, as Satan now engages with Adam and Eve. And what he is offering them is the only thing he has to trade with: information. He offers them the opportunity to become like God, but without God. The opportunity to know, without God. To rule, without God (he would later try the same thing on Jesus in the wilderness). This is the root of humanism.

Trading for Seed

He offers to give them information in return for something. They did not trade by eating a piece of fruit from a tree – that is very symbolic language when you go back into the original language. Satan overshadowed them, and took their DNA. He knew that DNA was the only thing that could inherit the heavens.

Now that he has DNA, he produces a seed. That may be an unfamiliar idea, but it is right there in scripture. In Genesis 3:14-15 we find the first prophecy of the coming of a Messiah, a Redeemer, and in verse 15 we read about Satan’s seed: “And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head, and you shall bruise him on the heel”. God is talking to Satan, and says, “Your seed and her seed”. It is made really clear that Satan has seed.

Seed Wars

This is how he came to get that seed. Cain and Abel, who were twins, had different fathers. Abel’s father was Adam, and his DNA was to produce what is called ‘the seed of woman’. Except that Cain killed him, and God had to reinstitute that line through Seth. Cain’s father was Satan. Cain was the seed of Satan. So you can view this whole period as one of seed wars, during which Cain’s seed seek to rule.

Polluting the Seed

Then, in Noah’s time, we have fallen watcher angels – Ben Elohim (sons of God) – falling to earth, leaving their proper place (Jude 1:6). They do a similar thing with human women, overshadowing them (this is not sex as we know it, but overshadowing of their DNA) to produce the race of giants called the Nephilim. Spiritual warfare becomes intense, fighting for the purity of the seed. Judgment comes again in the flood, but God preserves the seed of woman.

Jesus the Seed

We know that Jesus was the prophesied seed who was coming, who was to crush Satan’s head (though he would bruise His heel). Satan did not know that, but every scheme and intention of his was to prevent the fulfilment of that prophecy by eliminating or corrupting the seed line before it could happen.

Abraham and his Seed

Remember the covenant God made with Abraham. It was a covenant with Abraham ‘and his seed’ (Gal 3:16). And throughout the Old Testament period, Satan threw everything he had at frustrating God’s plan. From genocide under Pharoah to the massacre of the innocents under Herod, he tried everything to prevent the fulfilment of God’s words in Genesis 3:15. Even when Jesus was ready to enter His ministry, as I mentioned earlier, he attempted to derail His destiny in the wilderness.

The Prophecy Fulfilled

The cross, he thought, was his moment of crowning triumph. Only to find that, despite his best efforts, all he had done was fall in with the eternal purpose of God, and co-operated in bringing down that promised crushing blow upon his own head.

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