This is after a trio of messages my pastor released recently. The third part being "Conformation". While searching for answers without many clues, Holy Spirit brought me between Romans 8:29-30 and Ephesians 1:4! Let's read what Paul was revealing. In Romans 29-30 we see "For whom He foreknew, He predestined to be CONFORMED to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified. In other words, Jesus reveals that we pre-existed in God. He defines, justifies and glorifies us! He redeems our innocence and restores the glory we lost through Adam. His resurrection co-reveals out identity as well as our innocence! Wow!!! In Ephesians 1:4 "just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, we should be holy and without blame before Him in love"...Here is a mystery revealed, a secret revealed...Translated from the Aramaic and Greek, this verse reads 'He chose us to be a word before the fall of the world' Jesus is God's mind made up about us...God found us in Christ before He lost us in Adam... We are presented before Him face-to-face in blameless innocence!!! The secret is out! His cherished love dream NOW unfolds in front of our very eyes! Ephesians 1:11 in the Mirror Bible says what and how we fit into this mystery. ..."Christ is the measure of our portion, we are in Him, invented and defined in Him. God's blueprint intention is on exhibition in us. Everything He accomplishes is inspired by the energy and intent of His affection. Verse 14 states in The Passion, "He (Holy Spirit) is given to us like an engagement ring is given to a bride, as the first installment of what IS coming! He is our hope-promise of a future inheritance which seals us until we have all of our redemption's promises and experience complete freedom-- all for the supreme glory and honor of God!"
In John 6:48-51 it reads in The Passion , "I AM the true Bread of Life. Your ancestors ate manna in the desert and died. But standing here before you is the true Bread that comes out of heaven, and when you eat this Bread you will never die. I alone am this living Bread that has come to you from heaven. Eat this Bread and you will live forever. The living Bread I give is my body, which I will offer as a sacrifice so that all may live." There is a difference between eternal life and living forever. The only reason I would die is if there is a record of sin in my DNA. I do not need to die, none of us do. But we need to undergo transformation by applying the body and blood of Jesus. The body and blood of Jesus carry the record of the DNA of God. We can age and die, or we can take the body and blood of Jesus within ourselves, and live forever!. Jesus says in John 6:58, "I am not like the bread your ancestors ate and later died. I am the living Bread that comes from heaven.