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The Vision of the Manifestation of the Sons of God

Chapter 1 of New Book, The Additions to the Faith

Vision is not man looking through his own eyes at God executing His will on earth. Nor is it us looking through God’s eyes. But rather vision occurs when God looks through our eyes. When our eyes are but His oculars through which, unclouded by the stains of earthly wisdom’s tainted presumptions, He assays His creation, and brokenheartedly sees the need for justice, love, and mercy. And He sees that from these three pools of water must He now use our hands and hearts to minister moisture to a parched and famine infested land.

For “where there is no vision, the people perish.” Where no man gives his eyes that He may peer our sad present world, then the vision is dim and the people suffer. But after He has made His abode in many, then in the presence of choirring angels He at last will stride forth across the domain of His kingdom here on earth, righting wrongs held seething in hearts for ten thousand years.

But first, those called to surrender their own regal aspirations and dreams of their own greatness must abdicate and throw all attempts at self glory on the “dung heap.” For in comparison to their calling to be one of God’s sons, seated fittingly on the throne with Christ, their present vainglorious dreams do futilely fade.

For the dreams of mortals are not worthy thoughts for the immortal children of the Immortal King. Surrendered eyes, directed by allegiant hearts bring vision to the earth. For the King will then see through our unencumbered eyes the needs across the land. It is the need for love and balm and a gentle touch to heal the sores of many nations and peoples. And He will bring it through the unveiling of His offspring. For they are His princes and princesses, full of His Spirit, soon to be immortalized with their “house from heaven,” their spiritual body.

They Must Prepare Themselves

In preparation for that glorious day, these elect of which we speak must educate and consecrate themselves by holding to John Baptist’s adage. They “must decrease, and He must increase.” The Spirit must increase to a point that it would no longer be them that looked out of their own eyes, but the Spirit of the King. 

To be fruitful and to attain this heavenly vision, the elect, you and I, must add attributes to God’s faith within them. Outlined in II Peter 1, these are not spiritual things about God, but rather they are integral, distinct qualities of His divine nature. When these are  added to His faith in us–by faith–He will then feel welcome to come into us and make His abode with us and look through our eyes.    Kenneth Wayne Hancock

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New Jerusalem—Heaven on Earth, Our New Home

{Continued from 8-10-19}

All of the illustrious people of the Bible looked for the heavenly city of their spiritual birth. Abraham, the father of our faith, after his first visit from Yahweh, began to look for this city. “By faith he sojourned in the land of promise…For he looked for a city whose builder and maker is God.”

Abraham looked by faith because that city was invisible to mortal eyes. Yet he along with his offspring believed in the promises of God that the heavenly city was real and was their future home, and that its center would touch down where Old Jerusalem is. They were persuaded by God’s promises, and they embraced them “and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth…But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared for them a city.” That “better country” is the city of God New Jerusalem (Heb. 11: 9-10, 13-16).

At present neither do we have this city on earth, “but we seek one to come” (13: 14). If we are of the same faith of Abraham, we will look for her. For the “Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all” (Gal. 4: 26).

New Jerusalem is our spiritual mother. She is above, and we now are “born from above.” We are now a “quickening spirit,” the second man, who came out of our mother New Jerusalem.

Christ is our example. We are to walk in His steps. What did His steps entail? He existed in a spiritual body before His earthly incarnation. He existed before the earth existed, for He created the earth and all things therein. Christ visited Abraham about 2,000 years before His earthly walk took place. He told Abraham about the New Jerusalem, how he was spiritually born there and how he would end up there. After all, we have dwelt with the Father through “all generations” (Psa. 90: 1).

Here is a closing thought on these matters. Christ said, “I am from above.”  Then He promises that we His disciples are as their Master (Lk. 6: 40). He came from above; we came from above.   “He that comes from above is above all,” said John the Baptist (Jn. 3: 31).

We come from above, from New Jerusalem which is above and is our spiritual mother. We are “above all.” We are above Satan and every evil spirit this world nurtures. If we really believed all of this, what confidence we would walk in! What authority! What compassion! What gratefulness!

Tell me what you think about these extraordinary things.

Kenneth Wayne Hancock

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The Spiritual Mother of Those “Born from Above”

Our mothers are universally dear to us humans. We Christians are no different. We love and honor our earthly mothers. On the spiritual side, we love our Father who dwells in heaven, and we praise Him. But we rarely have anything to say about our spiritual mother. No one has ever told us that to be “born of the Spirit,” one needs a spiritual mother. Some will say that they have never even heard of a spiritual mother. Their preacher evidently has not heard of her either. Then some will say, “I’ve read something about it, but I didn’t get the revelation.” Then a Catholic might ask, “You mean the Virgin Mary?” No. Definitely not.

Who Is Our Spiritual Mother?

Our spiritual mother is the city of the great King, New Jerusalem. She is foursquare, roughly 1,500 miles wide, tall, and deep. She will come down out of heaven and land on the earth from the Nile to the Euphrates Rivers. She carries herself in stupendous beauty, “the joy of the whole earth.” She will descend out of the heavens, and when she lands, we will know why they have called that spot on earth The Holy Land. Holy because it has always been set aside as the landing zone for New Jerusalem (Rev. 21).

Living in this wonderful “city of the great King” is what “going to heaven” is really all about. Heaven on earth. “But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all [those of the freewoman, the sons and daughters of promise like Isaac]” (Gal. 4: 26).

If I could speak a special mystical word that would ignite a fire of understanding about New Jerusalem and what she means to those walking upon this earth, I would. But I cannot make anyone understand our relationship with our mother New Jerusalem. Only the Father can reveal these secrets to whomsoever He will. But I will endeavor to explain how we came forth out of her.

The Real Meaning of “Born Again”

In order to spark a bit of warmth toward our spiritual mother, we need to visit a worn out Bible verse that all scholars admit was mistranslated, thus introducing much confusion. That verse is, “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3: 3). This is an absolute mainstay for much of Protestant Christianity, and it takes a brave soul to question its use today. My question was spurred by reading the footnote on the words “born again.” It said, “from above.” We have to be “born from above.”

New Jerusalem is from “above.” So here is our first real clue. She is from above, and if we are to be in the number who will live in New Jerusalem with the King, we “must be born from above” (John 3: 7). God has chosen a few to fulfill this; they are on a spiritual trip of a lifetime.

Their origin is a place and time no mortal eye has ever glimpsed. For God’s elect at present reside in houses of clay, destined to melt back into the earth from which they came. But their spiritual destiny is to be housed in an eternal glorious body.

Yet, through the current rough seas of perplexity, His chosen ones have been brought by Him to the peaceful shores of light. They rest there, but their hunger for the bread of understanding yearns within their hearts.

They have been assured that they are “born again,” seldom knowing its true meaning, “born from above.” Or, You must be engendered from on high.

Why did the King James translators say, “born again” when the Greek clearly says “from above”? They must have looked at themselves and said, Yes, we started out in our natural bodies that need saving. Our present existence in them is first. And our spiritual bodies promised by the Savior is the second man. Thus born first naturally and then born again spiritually. But what they did not see was that the first man and the second man are the witness to a heavenly record where dwells our spiritual bodies (I John 5: 7-8).

The standard concept is based on the mistranslation “born again.” It implies that our first birth is the fleshly, earthly one, and then comes the spiritual birth. But “that which is to be”—the spiritual birth—“has already been,” and “there is no new thing under the sun” (Ecc. 3: 15; 1: 9). Our spiritual bodies, at present in the heavenly city, was before we as prodigal sons came physically to the swine pits of earth [more on this later].

“Names Written in Heaven”

Before we were ever born from our earthly mother’s womb, our names were “written in heaven.” The disciples were marveling that the evil spirits were subject to them. Christ told them, Don’t rejoice about that; that comes with the son’s territory. Rather, “Rejoice because your names are written in heaven” (Luke 10: 20). This is before their conversion and salvation. Their names were already written down by God in His book of life! Before they were born here on earth, God already knew their names in a previous heavenly existence! This is proof that they had a pre-existence with Him before their earthly sojourn ever began. They were known by name by their Creator. And so are we.

Jeremiah’s testimony confirms this. Yahweh came to him and said, “Before I formed thee in the belly, I knew you, and before you came forth out of the womb, I sanctified you, and I ordained you a prophet unto the nations” (1: 5). Jeremiah’s name was written in heaven before his earthly birth. He was “born from above.” And so are God’s elect of our generation. We were “born before the wind.”

Since we are “born from above,” let us rejoice in our Father’s will that we attain this knowledge of our spiritual mother. Let us bathe in the light of New Jerusalem’s celestial glory. Let us by faith look for this heavenly city as did Abraham. Let us praise the King for His great mercy in restoring this knowledge—knowledge about our home and our spiritual roots. Let us be grateful to Him for choosing us for so great an honor—to be His sons and daughters, citizens of the Kingdom of God.       Kenneth Wayne Hancock   [To be continued…]

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At Last We Are Free–The Redemption of Our Earthly Bodies

As I stare into the mirror, I see objectively—sans ego—a weathered face that has endured seventy-two summers and winters. I see a body that is betraying the ghost that moves this pen. Each day, each hour, each minute, time seems to abrade my exterior with debilitating constancy.

The apostle warns us of this betrayal, this inevitable breakdown of the earthly body. Paul calls it a “bondage of corruption.” Not an ethical corruption of the spirit for us the elect, but an enslavement to a deteriorating earthen house. At present, it is as if we are existing in an adobe house that is melting down, back into the elemental clay.

Our bodies are betraying us. Not by accident, “but by reason of Him who has subjected the same [us, the creation] in hope.” God has ordained a certain amount of suffering for all of us to go through. Solomon wrote about it in Ecclesiastes. Living on earth is like chasing the wind. “All is vanity.” Every earthbound endeavor is unprofitable in the end because of one thing–death.

But God has subjected us to the sufferings of living on this planet in hope. Yes, hope. God’s great hope is that because of our sufferings of just being humans on earth, we will seek Him and find Him. And we will eventually “be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God” (Romans 8: 21).

The key word is “glorious.” We are attaining that state of glory that overcomes the betrayal of our earthly bodies and brings us to the liberty and freedom from having to die—released from death! We are talking about the defeat of death. For “the last enemy that shall be destroyed is death” (I Cor. 15: 26).

Nevertheless, as I stare into this mirror I am literally groaning in pain, as is the whole creation. We are all suffering—if not physically, then emotionally and spiritually. What we all must realize, however, is that as we are groaning, we are “waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body” (Rom. 8: 23).

Redemption—not just of our soul and spirit, but our body, soul and spirit. This is the redemption that translates us from mortality to immortality. Our great Creator, Savior, and King has bought us out of the slavery to sin and its inevitable fruit, death. He has prepared for us a spiritual body, impervious to the ravages of time and the elements. He has granted us a body that sustains life forever and ever—an everlasting life in a never dying spiritual body.

It is a new spiritual body that we cannot see with our eyes right now. If we only look at the surface of things here on earth, we will miss it. Ironically, we are not to look “at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal” like our new body. Our father of the faith Abraham looked for an  invisible city “whose builder and maker is God” (Heb. 11:10).

That is why we are admonished, “Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth” (Col. 3: 2). Above—think on things above. The Father is above (Eph. 4: 6). And much is said of our heavenly Father. Our Father, according to His own purpose, has called and chosen us because He foreknew us long before we came into these deteriorating earthen vessels. He knew us in our spiritual bodies. “He also did predestinate us to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren” (Rom. 8: 28-30). He gave us a destiny in Him before we came to the earth.

The apostle Paul says that we have an immortal spiritual body reserved in heaven that will at the “last trump” replace the old earthly body (II Cor. 5: 1-4). We have a great spiritual Father, who has promised us so much, but a question still arises: Who is our spiritual mother? Every son and daughter has a mother.

Kenneth Wayne Hancock

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