Monday, October 7, 2013

The Bodily Form of the Lord Jesus Christ

When you look at some of the paintings and images of Jesus around the world, it's no wonder people have a wrong understanding of Who He really is.  If you want the most recent picture of Jesus, you need to read the book of Revelation.

While the apostle John was on the Isle of Patmos, he saw Jesus in His glorified body.  John said, “I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and I heard behind me a loud voice like the sound of a trumpet, saying, ‘Write in a book what you see, and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamum and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea.’ Then I turned to see the voice that was speaking with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands; and in the middle of the lampstands I saw one like a son of man, clothed in a robe reaching to the feet, and girded across His chest with a golden sash. His head and His hair were white like white wool, like snow; and His eyes were like a flame of fire. His feet were like burnished bronze, when it has been made to glow in a furnace, and His voice was like the sound of many waters. In His right hand He held seven stars, and out of His mouth came a sharp two-edged sword; and His face was like the sun shining in its strength. When I saw Him, I fell at His feet like a dead man. And He placed His right hand on me, saying, ‘Do not be afraid; I am the first and the last, and the living One; and I was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of death and of Hades.’” (Rev 1:10-18)

The Lord still has a head, hair, face, eyes, hands, and feet, as He did when He walked the earth, except that now they are glorified with the awesome glory He had with the Father before the creation of the world.

John also said, “And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He who sat on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and wages war. His eyes are a flame of fire, and on His head are many diadems; and He has a name written on Him which no one knows except Himself. He is clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. And the armies which are in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, were following Him on white horses. From His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may strike down the nations, and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty. And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, ‘King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.’” (Rev 19:11-16)

As John said, the Lord has eyes that are a flame of fire, and a sharp sword proceeds from His mouth.

The apostle Paul saw Jesus face to face.  Luke wrote of the incident: “As he was traveling, it happened that he was approaching Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him; and he fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?’ And he said, ‘Who are You, Lord?’ And He said, ‘I am Jesus whom you are persecuting…’” (Act 9:3-5)

Personal Testimonies About Jesus
Now I would like to share with you some extra biblical testimonies of people who have seen the risen Lord Jesus.

Anna Rountree describes what the Jesus Christ is like in her books, “The Heavens Opened” and “Priestly Bride.”  She said, “Jesus came to reveal the Father…Jesus appears in heaven in a burning light. Hundreds of spirits surrounded this brilliance, darting in and lifting out like eagles catching heat currents. They were flying with the light as if escorting it. So bright was this great light that it reduced the spirits to silver outlines of themselves in its radiance. It reminded me of figures passing in front of bright headlights on a dark night, although here there was no surrounding darkness. Everything paled that was near this intense brightness.”

Anna saw Him standing in the sanctuary of a church several times before over a period of years. She said, “One time He was standing twenty-four feet high in the sanctuary of a church. At that time He stood in the sanctuary, a rainbow encircling Him, clothed in a shimmering, multicolored cloak. The light radiating from Him looked alive. Suddenly He telescoped to the size of a man and spoke. His eyes, though far away, suddenly were near and riveting, as if aflame.”

She continued, “His eyes are clear blue but as deep as a bottomless pool. It seems that if you could travel into those eyes, you would understand all mysteries, that in plunging toward the bottom of that deep pool, you would pass the answers to all things.  He embodies love, light, and truth. When you stand before Him, a kaleidoscope of understandings floods your spirit, computing faster than lightning.”

Listen to "The Heavens Opened" 

Listen to "Priestly Bride"

Michael Thomas Sambo said in his book, “Divine Revelation of God's Holiness and Judgement,” states:

"While walking on the street of gold along with the angels, in a moment of time, the angels led me to where Jesus was sitting. He was sitting on the throne. No tongue can describe how the throne looked like. The floor of it was built with precious stones. The throne was high and lifted up. The ray of light coming out of the throne was brighter than the sun shining in its full brightness. When I arrived at the throne I bowed down along with the two angels and worshiped the Lord Jesus Christ. I tried to look into the throne but could not because of its brightness."

Listen to Michael Thomas Sambo's Testimony of Heaven and Hell

Marvin Ford in his book, “My Vision of Heaven,” states:

“And since we were worshiping Jesus, I said, ‘Oh, I haven't seen Jesus yet!’ I quoted to you Hebrews 1:3 when he had by himself purged our sins, he sat down on the right hand of the majesty on high. And I knew if I found the majesty on high, which is God the Father, I would find Jesus. And I could personally tell him how much I love him and how much I appreciate him. Now I was going through this maze of colors there was a changing process. I don't know why, I can't describe it or even give you any scripture for it. But there was a changing process. And presently I came out into the brightest, whitest, clearest, cleanest, purest, most intense light that I had ever even imagined in my entire life. Oh I was seeing things that I had never dreamed of. And there, anywhere I would look in the upper level of this city 1500 miles square, with that rainbow or that oval type dome for a roof of this city, in there was the throne of God. In any direction I looked, there He was! I could not make any physical being, you know, I couldn't make out any physical being because His Glory filled the throne. But I knew, I knew that Jesus was sitting at his right hand because the word of God said so.”

He continued, “Presently I saw him. A massive, light, shaft of light. And I seemed so small in comparison to Jesus. I worshipped Him. Now when I say I saw Jesus, I knew it was Jesus. I could not make (out) any physical form…the light was so bright that I could not make out any physical being. The only way I could describe that, if you were to take an about 3 million candle power search light, one of these arc lights, you know, that you shine way up into the heavens to advertise the grand opening of a place. During the war particularly when they were searching for planes in the heavens. (That) went way up there for miles it seemed like, in the heavens. Those same lights if you would turn one of those down on a dark night and get out there in front of it, and look at that searchlight, at that 3 million candle power arc light and try to distinguish the filaments in that light, you would have the same success in trying to distinguish the physical being of Jesus. But there exuded from that being Love, Compassion, Tenderness, Purity, Power, Glory but yet so tender. There was a gaze that I sensed. Have you ever just felt somebody just gazing at you? And you looked and you saw them gazing at you. And even while they were gazing at you, you couldn't stop it, they were there all the time? That's the way I sensed the presence of Jesus.”

Lastly I would like to share two testimonies from the world famous evangelist, Brother T.L. Osborn.  He stated:

"The next morning at six o'clock, I was awakened upon a vision of Jesus Christ as He came into our room.  I looked upon Him.  I saw Him like I see anyone.  No tongue can tell of His splendor and beauty.  No language can express the magnificence and power of His person."

"I lay there as one that was dead unable to move a finger or toe, awestricken by His presence.  Water poured from my eyes, though I was not conscious of weeping, so mighty was His presence."

"Of all I had heard and read about Him, the half of it had never been told me.  His hands were beautiful; they seemed to vibrate with creative ability.  His eyes were streams of love, pouring forth into my innermost being.  His feet, standing amidst clouds of transparent glory, seemed to be as pillars of justice and integrity.  His robes were white as light.  His presence, enhanced with love and power, drew me to Him." (Healing the Sick, T.L. Osborn, p. 276).

Sister Ayo from Sierra Leone saw in Heaven and Hell.  When she saw the Lord, she said He was shining as a Light.  She said, if you were to take all the energy in the world and put it all together, it would not compare with the Light of Christ.

He said, "I AM that I AM that I AM. Before Abraham was, I AM.  I created the heavens and the earth.”

A preacher named Paul Gabanek, who suffered much for Christ under communism, said in his autobiography, Ministry of the Holy Spirit in My Life:

"It took place in the jail. The Lord Jesus appeared in great light and clouds were around Him. He was clothed in a white robe with a golden sash around his chest. His head and hair were white like wool. His eyes were like blazing fire and His voice like the sound of rushing waters. I heard Him clearly saying, 'I am the first and the last... Fear not, for I am with you. There is no power against my power, there is no strength against my strength. He who touches you, touches my eyes. Be bold in your heart... all power is given to me in heaven and on earth, don’t forget... ' and many other encouraging words. I felt holy fear in my spirit. I could not look in His face; it was awesome and wonderful. I was strengthened in my soul and I was able to boldly proclaim the Gospel further on.”

Another sister named Angelica Zambrano, is a young lady from Ecuador, who also saw the Lord Jesus Christ.  She states:

"At that moment I heard the Lord's voice, a beautiful voice with thunder and love, 'Fear not, Daughter, for I am Jehovah, Your God, and I have come here to show you what I have promised you. Arise, for I am Jehovah, who holds you by your right hand and tells you, Fear not, I will help you.' Suddenly, I arose. I had been kneeling down, looking at my body, wanting to get back in but not being able to. When I heard His voice, fear had left me, and I was no longer scared."

"As I started walking, the angels began to open a path. There was a strong light shining, and as I gazed at it, I felt peace. As I looked, I saw a beautiful, tall, elegant, muscular man. Light was projecting from Him. There was too much light for me to see His face! But I could see His beautiful hair of brilliant gold and a white garment with a wide golden girdle that crossed His chest. It read, 'KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.'"

"I looked at His feet, He was wearing shiny golden sandals, of brilliant gold. He was so beautiful! He extended His hand to me. When I took His hand, it wasn't like when I touched my body, my hand did not go through it. I asked, 'What is happening?' And He said, 'I am going to show you hell, so that you return and tell humanity that hell is real; that hell exists. And also, My glory will I show you, for you to tell My people to be prepared, for My glory is real and I am real.' He said, 'Daughter, do not fear'- He said it again and I said, 'Lord, it's just that I want to go to heaven, but not hell, because I've heard that it's horrible!' He said, 'Daughter, I will be with you. I will not leave you in that place and I am going to show you that place because there are many who know that hell exists, but they have no fear. They believe it's a game, that hell is a joke, and many don't know about it. That is why I am going to show you that place, because there are more that perish than those that are entering My glory.' When He said that, I could see tears streaming down to His garments. I asked Him, 'Lord, why are you crying?' He replied, 'Daughter, because there are more that perish, and I will show you this, so that you will go and tell the truth and so that you will not return to that place.'"

Putting it All Together
As you can see from Scripture and personal eyewitness testimonies, Jesus still has a body made in the likeness of man, which is made in the image of God; but His glory is no longer hidden.  He looks just like His Father, God, whose bodily form I have written about in another post.  He is arrayed in majesty, robed in splendor, awesome in glory! He is worthy of all your worship and praise.  He expects nothing less than a total surrender of your life to Him, and allows absolutely no idols to remain in your life.   He's the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, and He's coming back again very, very soon!

Attribution notice: Most Scripture quotations taken from the NASB. "All Hail King Jesus" painting © 2012 Danny Hahlbohm, all rights reserved by the artist.

Author's note: Please prayerfully watch and review these testimonies in their entirety, and use the Testimony Review Process adopted by this blog, as you decide for yourself whether the Lord has spoken to these people.  For issues and concerns, each person must confirm with the Lord, whether something is valid or not.

If you enjoyed this post, you may also like The Bodily Form of God the Father, The Name of Jesus, Jesus is Yehova, Is Jesus God?, The Son of Man, The Bodily Form of the Holy Spirit, The Holy Trinity, and the other posts in this blog available through the links in the side bar, as well as the amazing testimonies listed below. You may also access the Main Directory for this blog, or my complete blog directory at Writing for the Master.  

Inside the Gates of Heaven - Testimony of Oden Hetrick Michael Thomas Sambo's Revelation of Heaven and Hell Angelica Zambrano Hell and Heaven
Baptized by Blazing Fire Sister Ayo - a Revelation of Heaven and Hell Angelica Zambrano Second Visit to Hell
Australian Pastor Raised from the Dead Nigerian Pastor Raised from the Dead Revelation of Hell to Seven Colombian Youths

Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus.  Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?

“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.

Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"

Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission.

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