Power to Become
D. K. Henry
9, 2001, Tabernacles
Genesis 1:26, “And Elohim said,
Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.”
This verse is a prophetic statement of Yahweh’s plan
It is a two-step plan that includes,
first the natural and afterwards the spiritual.
Yahshua spelled this out in John
3: 5&6. John
3:5, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, except a man be born
of the water (natural birth) and of the Spirit (capital S,
a person) he cannot enter the kingdom (family) of God.”
Translation; 1, Except a man
be born into the natural he cannot enter the natural realm;
there is no other method of entry.
2, Except a man be born of The
Spirit (a person, Yahweh is a person) he cannot enter the
Yahshua then confirmed this in
John 3:6, “That which is born of flesh is flesh and that which
is born of Spirit is spirit.”
We barely understand the forces
behind the formation of a natural embryo. God told Jeremiah, “before I formed thee in the belly
I knew thee.” Yahweh
forms our flesh in the natural.
The formation of the spiritual
embryo is still a hidden mystery to most all.
He forms the spiritual embryo
within this tabernacle of clay and when It is fully formed
it will be released (birthed) into the spiritual realm.
This tabernacle of clay is the womb that Father uses
to form the new creature.
Science is the art of discovery.
Scientists spend a lifetime in the discovery and unraveling
of laws, forces and processes, which Yahweh put in place at
the very beginning. In this discovery process scientists are often amazed at the
beautifully designed laws and structures that they uncover
in their quest for knowledge.
When they look at and take apart a single cell of your
body they are amazed at the design but often ignore the designer.
All of these things were designed, created and hidden
by the Creator at the very beginning of time but we went nearly
six thousand years in total ignorance of the very existence
of many of these laws, and we were still using horses and
buggies when I was a child.
The first person who said that the world was round
was forced to recant or die.
After his great public recantation he was quoted as
saying, “but it is still round.”
As new things were revealed in the natural, change
became acceptable and we moved from the horse and buggy to
putting people on the moon in less than one hundred years.
We are faced with a similar
situation in the spiritual realm.
Genesis 1:26, “And God
(who is spirit), said, let us make man in our image, after
our likeness: and let them have dominion.”
This, was a prophetic statement and as of the present
time only one man has been completed in the express image
of the Father’s person and the process of birthing into the
spiritual realm is still little understood.
It is a two-step process and we here are still in the
natural, the first stage.
At the Cross of Christ
we received forgiveness for our sins.
We were washed in the blood of the Lamb and cleansed.
We were justified and made acceptable in the sight of our
Heavenly Father so that we as individuals might approach
unto His throne of grace.
The curtain between the holy and the Most Holy was
rent; we can now approach unto the throne.
Christ did this for us and then he gave us the
Power to Become.
We did not receive spiritual
Life at the Cross but the Power to Become is the right of
discovery for entrance into the spiritual realm.
Christ said, "It is finished." meaning all
of the spiritual laws forces and processes are in place and
are available for our discovery for entrance into the spiritual
realm and eternal life.
These processes were finished at The Resurrection.
But He also said, “strait is the gate, and narrow is
the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find
it.” Matthew 7:14.
We have to search for that gate.
The apostle Paul calls
that gate a mystery and that it is hidden.
See 1st. Corinthians 2:6-10, “Howbeit we
speak wisdom among them that are perfect/mature: yet not the
wisdom of this world, nor of the princes (theologians) of
this world, that come to naught.
7, But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden
wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory,
which none of the princes of this world knew: (Satan and his
workers) for had they known it, they would not have crucified
the Lord of glory.
9, But as it is written,
eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into
the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them
that love him. But
Yahweh hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit
searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.”
John 5:25, “Verily, verily,
I say unto you, the hour is coming and now is, when
the dead (spiritually dead but still walking around) shall
hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall
live. For as
the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son
to have life in himself.”
He is talking about giving you and I spiritual life.
In this verse he is saying
that everything is now in place for you to receive eternal
life. The call
is going out and the right of discovery will be given to those
who hear, to those who are listening and respond to his call.
Remember Yahshua’s previous
statement concerning John the Baptist being equal to the greatest
prophet and still the least in the kingdom was greater than
John. What he was saying was that the process for obtaining
spiritual life was not yet available for us; that he, himself,
was in process and that the process had to be completed in
himself before he could extend it on to us and to John.
That process became available for us on
Resurrection day in the Upper
Room. The gateway
into the spirit realm was opened in the Upper Room where the
process that I call spiritual gestation began in the lives
of those who were present; and it continues in others until
Revelation 3:20, “Behold
I stand at the door and knock: if any man hear my voice, and
open the door, I will come into him, and will sup with him,
and he with me.” This
is a personal relationship; the talk goes both ways.
He is saying the time of
discovery is now and I will initiate the discovery process,
I will stand at the door of your heart, I will knock at the
door of your heart, and I will speak to your spirit; then
it is your turn to hear and then discover just how to open
We do not automatically become
living sons of God when we receive him into our lives at the
is no transfer of life at The Cross.
At The Cross, he says, you have been forgiven, you
have been cleansed, you have been redeemed from sin, now you
can come to my school and receive instructions.
This is not learning about
Messiah, or about the kingdom of God, this about becoming
a part of it. This
is not about carrying a message; it is about becoming that
message which is life eternal.
This is about change, real
change. It is
about changing things within your being; you will become aware
of a new force within your being that is beyond your control.
It is the process that will change you from a mortal
flesh and blood person plagued by a nasty carnal nature into
a man of the spirit in the image and likeness of our savior;
who walked a very special walk ahead of us and he became a
man of spirit. His
statement to us was, “take up your cross and follow me.”
He is talking about following him into the eternal
At first we are sinners
and we meet Christ as our savior at the Cross, then we become
sheep and Christ becomes our shepherd, and many of us stay
right there contented; then we become a servant, and Christ
becomes our master and we follow him in obedience and many
of us stay right there; then we become a wife and he becomes
our husband. Romans
7:4, “that ye should be married to another, even to him who
is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth
fruit unto God.”
That fruit is more than the fruits of the spirit; it
is a new creature, a member of the first fruits company, a
man of the spirit.
Then he meets with you
behind closed doors, where he says, Receive ye the Holy Spirit
and a new creature starts to develop within your being; and
if this new creature is nurtured, schooled, and watered by
the Holy Spirit it will ultimately develop into a copy of
it’s father, our Messiah, and you shall become as he is.
You will note the development of some of the fruits
of the spirit but those are by-products of the development
of the spirit man.
Accepting Messiah for what
he did on the Cross; and we all agree that he did it; and
then we come to the understanding that Yahshua yielded to
the will of Yahweh who did it to him and through him, and
when our turn comes we will yield to that same will.
Accepting Messiah for what
he did on the Cross- is as far as most preachers, teachers
and Christians go; they respond to the message preached by
John the Baptist and by Peter, repent and be baptized every
one of you for the remission of sins.
And this is a very necessary
first step. We
go that far and unload our burden of sins and feel so relieved
that we think that we have arrived, and most preachers will
tell us that we have arrived when actually we have only returned
to the starting gate.
At The Cross we receive
reconciliation, forgiveness, we confess our sins and are washed
clean in that sin cleansing flood.
Then if we have sufficient faith we are justified by
faith and try to live good clean lives before our God.
This is all very necessary and even though we have found a degree
of peace in our spirits we have not as yet received life.
Believing is not enough
for obtaining spiritual life this side of the grave. There are two classes of true believers; those who believe
and work at it and lead good righteous lives, and those who
believe and have received the seed of life and are processing
it this side of the grave.
John 11:25, Preachers take this
verse and apply it to the natural and use the first half of
it at funerals and throw the other half away because they
do not know what to do with it.
It has nothing to do with natural life or natural death;
it is all about entering into the spiritual realm.
John 11:25, “Jesus saith
unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: (spiritual
life) he that believeth in me, though he were dead, (spiritually
dead but still walking around) yet shall he live: and whosoever
liveth (present tense) and believeth in me shall never die,
believest thou this.”
Notice that this one sentence
describes two different true believers; they have both been
to the Cross and have been forgiven, reconciled and washed
clean in the blood of the Lamb; number 1 believes; but is
still spiritually dead and is walking around with a promise
that at some time in the future he/she will receive eternal
life, very possibly at the marriage of the Lamb.
The other believer has already received the seed of
life and that seed is being processed within his/her being
here on this side of the grave.
They will both go into the grave and on resurrection
day the living one will be birthed into the spirit realm as
a spirit man conformed to the image of Messiah; while the
other believer is still looking for a marriage encounter.
Receiving spiritual life
now is an all-new and different discovery channel that starts
with developing a personal relationship in the spirit.
The resurrected Christ is a spirit being and we have
to develop a close personal relationship in the spirit with
1 Timothy 2:5, “ For there
is one God, and one mediator between God and
men, the man, Christ Jesus.”
He is a man, a man of the spirit walking in and out
of the spirit realm and one day he will judge the world in
See Acts 17:30,”Because
he (Yahweh) hath appointed a day, in which he will
judge the world in righteousness by that man
(that spirit man) whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath
given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from
the dead.” Christ
is judging his firstfruits now, and he will judge the others
later. If you
are in the first fruits company you are under his judgment
When you first meet him
in the spirit he will tell you wonderful things and make blessed
promises to you, and you will think that you have arrived.
Then later he will search your heart and plant the
seed of life in a very special meeting, and then you will
feel surely you have arrived.
I have always been intrigued by Mary’s statement concerning
her experience when the Holy Spirit overshadowed her. See Luke 1:49, “For he that is mighty hath done to me great
things; and holy is his name.”
That was an unforgettable experience.
After the seed is planted
then he will start the perfecting process and you will then
realize that you have not arrived, but instead you have been
enrolled into a survival boot camp where only over-comers
can survive. You
will have to give up your own will and accept his will.
During this perfecting
process you will remember all of those promises that he made
and the blessed things that he told you during the night hours;
and you will repeat them over and over to yourself to strengthen
your faith because now he is running a boot camp for over-comers
and he is a top sergeant who demands perfection.
His commands can be sharp and his rebukes very pointed
as he presents you with trials and furnaces of affliction
that will make you a vessel perfectly fitted for the masters
use. The furnaces
of affliction will force you to seek his face on your knees
in tears; this always causes you to love him more.
It is a spontaneous reaction, he drives you into him
bosom and you feel his love and it makes you love him more.
Every time he crushes you
and makes you cry great tears he is really opening your understanding
in the discovery mode.
Now we say, “In him we
live and move and have our being”.
When we live in him we still identify with ourselves;
we identify with him.
When he comes into us, he comes in like a flood, a
river of love that floods our entire being and we feel like
a woman who has been properly loved.
You will cherish that feeling long after the event.
I would love to tell you about
the graduation celebration from his boot camp but I cannot,
as I have never been there and I have not arrived; I can only
tell you about how the furnace of affliction can make you
love him more.
Now we say, "In Him we live and move and have our being".
When we live in Him we still identify with ourselves; but
when He lives in us we identify with Him.
9, 2001, Tabernacles