Thursday, August 6, 2020

HOLY COMMUNION: GOD'S CHANNEL FOR DIVINE HEALTH





Pastor Rhodora Howell is my guest writer this month. She focuses on an important aspect of Holy Communion that many Christians don’t often consider, or even comprehend. As a result, many are missing out on a special blessing God provides for believers. She is a dynamic preacher and teacher of God’s Word, and I’m honored to have her article appear on my blog.


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Pastor Rhodora Howell

Rhodora Howell, known affectionately as "Pastor Rod," is a happy, enthusiastic Christian who loves Jesus, people, and teaching and preaching the Bible. After a career in advertising in Dallas, she pastored Divine Hope Family Church in Red Oak, Texas along with her late husband Bruce, and also led an international Christian ministry. A gifted and anointed teacher, she is now retired and serves on the pastoral board at The Sowers Ministry Church, where she shares the practical application of the Word of God. Her desire is that everyone know Jesus as their personal Lord, Savior, Healer, and Deliverer.


THE HOLY COMMUNION:
GOD’S CHANNEL FOR DIVINE HEALTH

There is no man or woman on earth who has taken from God’s gracious hand  ALL that he is extending out to give us. We are suffering from the lack of receiving or taking


As a young person growing up, I was afraid to take Holy Communion!

What struck me most about it was God’s judgment! I believed that unless I confessed ALL my sins before partaking of the Lord’s Table, I would bring damnation upon myself . . . but what if I forgot one? So, I tried to confess every sin to get right with God before partaking. But after some time, I decided it was easier to just not have Communion. I surely did not want God to kill me! 

Many Christians have that same fear about bringing judgment on themselves. The average believer may have unanswered questions and all kinds of worries. But these anxieties stem from a misinterpretation of key verses on the subject. 

This leads to my purpose for writing. My hope is that this article will help you understand the following: 

  • what Paul meant by “fully discerning the Lord’s body,” when he said to the Corinthians: “For those who eat and drink without discerning the body of Christ eat and drink judgment on themselves. (This) is the reason many of you are weak and sick and some have even died.”
     (1 Cor. 11:29–30);

  • how to stir up your faith, and help you understand God’s loving heart that is expressed through the Communion;

  • how to receive the blessings of health and wholeness from partaking of the Holy Communion . . . because it is God’s channel for Divine Health! 

Here is what you will learn:

    • Who Communion is for
    • How you should prepare yourself before taking Communion
    • The meaning of the bread and His body
    • The meaning of the cup and His blood
    • Why there is power in the act of eating and drinking
    • How Communion can heal us
    • Proof of Communion healings
    • What Paul meant when he said some are sick and die prematurely by not rightly discerning the Lord’s Body?
    • What it means to partake unworthily
    • What the “double cure” is that the Lord’s Table generates to believers
    • What is meant by “proclaiming the Lord’s death until he comes,” and how doing it can defeat Satan
    • Why you don’t need a pastor to take Communion
    • Suggested thoughts while partaking of Holy Communion

Holy Communion is only one channel out of many whereby God heals. There are other avenues, like prayer, faith, and the laying on of hands, but this one, in particular, is important for our consideration.

 WHO IS COMMUNION FOR?
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Communion is for believers—those who have accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior. When partaking of the Lord’s Table we are instructed to “remember Jesus” and what His death made available to us.

This is what it means to “discern” the body of Christ. It is very important that we understand this because Communion is all about Him, not you or me.

Yet, at the same time, the Lord’s Table is also for our benefit. That’s why Jesus commanded us to observe it. God ordained Communion not as a ritual to be observed, but also as a blessing to be received—the blessing of health and wholeness through Communion with him. 

HOW SHOULD YOU PREPARE YOURSELF TO TAKE COMMUNION?

Two tasks are involved: 

First, every believer should search his or her own heart every day—ask the Lord to bring to your remembrance any sin in your life, whether by commission or omission. As soon as something comes to mind, repent, and choose to turn from that behavior and ask the Father to forgive you in Jesus’ Name. 

Second, if there is something you need to make right with another person, ask the Lord to give you an opportunity to do so. 

Now, having done that, you are ready to receive Holy Communion.

The meaning of the bread AND HIS BODY
Growing up as a Christian, I was taught that the two elements of Communion, “body and blood,” should be lumped together. So, I used to believe that both were for the forgiveness of my sins. 

God has since shown me that they should not be treated as one. The reason there are two elements is because there is a two-fold application in Holy Communion. The cup, which is His blood, is for our forgiveness. The bread, which is His body, is for our healing. 

As you hold the bread in your hand, you are coming in touch with the greatest expression of God’s love!

This love made Jesus endure the cruel stripes on His back and subject His body to be beaten, bruised, and broken so that your body can be made whole. He made this provision for our healing: “He was beaten so we could be made whole . . . (Isa. 53:5) and “by his stripes we were healed” (1 Pet. 2:24). 

The bread (Matzah, a flatbread eaten during the Jewish Passover) is a good object lesson of what Jesus’ body symbolizes.     

The Mishnah, or Jewish oral laws, give instructions on the preparation of this bread. It was to be unleavened, baked, pierced with holes, striped, and no leaven was to be used. Today, Jewish rabbis do not know why the bread has to be prepared this way. But the scriptures reveal why.  

Jesus’ body was also pierced. He bore those merciless stripes on His back so that our bodies might be made whole. And he had “no leaven” in him (leaven represents sin). Jesus was the perfect, sinless Son of God. That is why he was able to take our sins upon Himself. 

There was no need to tell the disciples what Jesus meant when he said, “Take eat; this is my body.” They knew (with even more certainty later) that he was imparting His life, His health, and His wholeness to their bodies through their Last Supper with him because Jesus was a healer! Taking the bread meant ingesting His health into their mortal bodies. 

Jesus was never sick. The disciples were with him every day, and not once did they see Him sick. He did not come down with the flu, fever, or a stomachache. he never had to say to them, “Can one of you preach the Sermon on the Mount for me?  I don’t feel up to it today.” 

No. Jesus was vibrant, full of life and health. When those with withered hands and crippled feet were brought to Him, they were made perfectly whole when they touched Jesus. His body was so filled with life that even His clothes were soaked with His health. 

The 5th chapter of Mark tells us about a woman who had an issue of blood for 12 years and came to Jesus. She knew He was her only hope (Mark 5:25-34). 

She had spent all her money and suffered many things from various physicians, and was no better, but instead became worse. Yet, with just one touch of the hem of Jesus’ garment, she was immediately healed of her affliction. No wonder Luke said, “And the whole multitude sought to touch Him, for power went out from Him and healed them all” (Luke 6:19). Luke was a doctor. If a doctor says this, you know it is for real. 

If the hem of His garment could be so soaked with His health, can you imagine the abundance of life and vitality within His body? This is included for us at Communion when we “rightly discern His body.” 

How do we know the bread represents healing?
When Jesus spoke to the Syro-Phoenician woman, a gentile, who asked him to cast the demon out of her daughter, he called healing “the children’s bread/” 

But Jesus said to her, “Let the children be filled first, for it is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs.” And she answered and said to Him, “Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs under the table eat from the children’s crumbs” (Mark 7:26-28). (“Children” means Israel, not Gentiles.) 

So, “bread” refers to the “healing” she was asking for. And what do the “little dogs” refer to? They refer to non-Jews or Gentiles like herself. Jesus was actually saying that healing was only for God’s covenant people, and not for Gentiles (they were included in the covenant later). 

When you partake of the Bread in this spirit of faith, something happens to your body. You become strong, healthy and you will live long. In contrast, those who do not discern His body “eat and drink judgment on themselves” (1 Cor. 11:29). If you want Jesus’ healing, you must make sure you discern all aspects of His body when you come to the Lord’s Table, make sure you discern His body. 

Jesus broke the bread with his disciples because His body was going to be broken both for them. It was also broken for you, so your body could be made whole. 

But the blood means something different . . . 

THE MEANING OF THE CUP AND HIS BLOOD

When you drink the cup, Paul’s epistles make it very clear in both Colossians and Ephesians that the blood of Jesus brings “forgiveness of sins:” 

… in whom (Christ) we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins (Col. 1:14). 

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace (Eph. 1:7).           

Because the Son of God paid the penalty for your sins with His spotless blood, you can go scot-free when you put your trust in His blood to save you. When you partake of the water, grape juice, or wine, and discern this, you can know you are forgiven and have been made righteous. 

But there’s more . . . 

Discerning his body and blood also makes you forever righteous. That is, holy, and blameless in God’s eyes through Jesus, our Mediator. This is why you can come boldly into His presence, and you can be sure he hears your prayers: 

 So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive His mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most. (Heb. 4:16) 

Why can we assume taking of the communion will heal us
The answer is because it is God’s nature to heal. When Jesus walked on earth, most of his miracles were in the area of healing. The Bible says that Jesus “…went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him” (Acts 10:38). He did so because it was his nature to heal . . . and still is. 

He did not walk on water all the time . . . he did not calm storms all the time . . . but he healed all the time

Bible scholars estimate that about 2.5 million Israelites left Egypt for the Promised Land, healed, healthy, and whole. He made sure that none of them were sick. Psalm 105:37 says, “He also brought them out with silver and gold, and there was none feeble among His tribes.” 

That is God’s will for His people today—all healed, healthy, and whole. 

Celebrating Jesus and discerning his unspeakable, immeasurable gifts through his body and blood release your faith to receive His health and wholeness in exchange for your sickness and disease. 

Next to being saved from hell, Divine Health is the greatest blessing we can have here on earth. Without it, there is no way we can enjoy the blessings of God. 

Some might say, “No, I don’t agree—it would be greater if I had lots of money. Then I could do so many things.” Well, there are people who have lots of money, and they are sick—flat on their back and unable to enjoy their money or the things they bought. If someone is on his deathbed, I don’t think he would say, “I wish I had one more million.” 

WHY DID PAUL SAY SOME ARE SICK AND DIE PREMATURELY BY 
NOT DISCERNING THE LORD’S BODY?

The Apostle Paul, speaking to the Corinthian church, said, “For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body. For this reason, many are weak and sick among you, and many sleep.” Sleep means death, not bodily rest. (1 Cor. 11:29-30) 

When Paul said the above to the Corinthians, he did not say there were “many” reasons. He was pointing us to one “singular” reason why Christians become weak, sick, and die before their time. And “this” reason was clear . . . not discerning the Lord’s body. 

So, the reason many of the Corinthians were becoming weak and sick was their failure to discern the Lord’s body. That is, they did not comprehend why they were partaking when they came to the Table. They didn’t discern what Jesus’ body was all about. This was the reason they were not receiving the divine life of their Savior which infuses health, causing them to be weak and sick, and to die prematurely. 

Therefore, it follows that if we do discern the Lord’s Body, we will generally walk in His health and wholeness. I say “generally,” because it doesn’t include a violent virus that may attack and kill those who are faithful Christians. Covid-19 is an example. 

Christians should study the Corinthians passage so they can walk in divine health. After all, Paul singled out this one reason as the cause of sickness and, ultimately, premature death for many Christians. 

However, it seems most people in the Body of Christ chooses to focus on food and exercise as the key to living a healthy life. In fact, one of the best-selling themes in Christian bookstores today is food. There are all kinds of books on what to eat and what not to eat. I’m not knocking these books. They have their place. 

But, for example, some people think they will walk in divine health if they are on a Mediterranean diet since that was Jesus’ diet. But the majority of people Jesus healed were on a Mediterranean diet. They never had pork or prawns or any high-cholesterol stuff. Yet, they were still sick because natural solutions can only go so far. God, of course, has provided food for us, and we should use wisdom on what we eat. So, by all means, eat well and exercise. 

But what I am saying, is that God does not want us to focus on food or exercise as the main key to divine health. He does not want us to put our sole trust in natural means to stay healthy. 2 Corinthians 10:4 says, “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal…” 

The early church took God at His Word. That is why “… they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.” In Acts 2:43,46, we read that they “broke bread” from house to house, and many signs and wonders were done through the Apostles because they discerned Jesus’ body and blood. It is no wonder they experienced God’s power, not only in themselves but also when they healed others. 

God ordained the Holy Communion as a “key channel” of health and wholeness for his people. Although the body of Christ today understands the importance of doctrine, fellowship, and prayer, few in the church truly understand the significance of the breaking of bread or Holy Communion. That is why many are weak and sick and die before their time. 

It is one of God’s great passions to see members of the Body of Christ receive every single thing that our Savior suffered and died to give us, and to comprehend this fully. God wants to restore the true meaning and power of Holy Communion to the church so that his people, through rightly discerning his body when they come to the Table, will reap benefits. 

When God’s people are correctly taught about how healing is dispensed in the Communion, health and wholeness will follow. It will add years to our lives, and life to our years. 

Is there proof today of healing through Communion   

I heard the following testimony of Pastor Barabas Mam of Cambodia, whom God saved from many life-threatening situations when the Khmer Rouge were slaughtering their own countrymen in the 1970s: 

Due to the impoverishing conditions, Pastor Mam developed chronic physical conditions, including low blood sugar and calcium levels, insomnia, and rheumatoid arthritis. 

It was such a cruel irony that God’s man of faith and power, with a ministry accompanied by signs and wonders, had difficulty sleeping every night. he had to take sedatives and tranquilizers, and they did not always work. His grandchildren would massage his swollen joints, racked with pain from arthritis. Pastor Man’s knees and feet gave the most trouble, especially after standing preaching for two hours. 

One morning, desperate after yet another sleepless night, he listened to a tape on health and wholeness through Holy Communion. As he listened, faith grew in his heart. He immediately prepared and partook the elements at home. That night, he slept like a baby. 

The next morning was Sunday. He stood up in church and shared on the power of the Lord’s Body to bring health when we receive Communion. After standing for hours, he had no pain in his feet. He was totally healed of chronic rheumatoid arthritis! 

His strength began to increase. he got a checkup from the doctor before traveling to Malaysia and discovered his calcium and sugar levels were normal. Later, he had another checkup, and everything was normal. Brother Mam’s healing was so amazing, his wife said she had a new husband. 

Brother Mann went about preaching this message, he received many testimonies from people healed of all kinds of debilitating conditions after having Holy Communion. A lady on his staff was healed of longstanding migraine headaches when she partook of the Lord’s Supper. 

We need to recognize that the Holy Spirit is God’s channel of health and wholeness for His people, and teach the church to rightly discern the Lord’s body when they come to His Table. If this is done in the right manner, God’s people will be healthy and strong!

The Lord’s Supper Brings the “Double Cure”

The blood and the body have two different applications. This is consistent throughout the Bible. It is what hymn writers of old called the “double cure,” as sung in the original version of Rock of Ages. What is the “double cure?” It is a double blessing we receive through the body and blood of Christ. The blood was for forgiveness, and the body and bread were for divine health and strength. 

David described the double cure this way: 

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: who forgives all your iniquities (sins), who heals all your diseases (Ps 103:2-3). 

The prophet Isaiah said, Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows…” (Isa. 53:4). Young’s Literal Translation of the Bible provides a more accurate translation for the words, “griefs” and “sorrows.” It states: “Surely our sicknesses he has borne, and our pains he has carried them!” Similarly, in the Gospel of Matthew, this verse was interpreted as “He Himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses” (Matt 8:17). 

In the Greek, “infirmities” (asthenia) means bodily weaknesses. So, we can see very clearly that Isaiah was saying the Messiah would take upon his own body, our bodily weaknesses, sicknesses, and pains. In other words, Jesus bore not just our sins, but also our bodily weaknesses, sicknesses, and pains. 

When Jesus took our punishment on the cross, it did not just bring us forgiveness by the blood, it also brought us healing through discerning and partaking of his body. Healing, like forgiveness, is the blood-bought “right” of Christians. They go hand in hand. The faith you have for forgiveness is the same faith that will bring your healing. 

Jesus took the bread and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples and said, “Take, eat, this is my body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” And he took the cup and gave thanks for it, saying, “Drink ye all of it; for this is my blood of the new testament which is shed for many for the remission of sins.” 

A testimony of healing through the Holy Communion 
When you believe and rightly discern the Lord’s body, you will experience miraculous healings and wholeness when you partake of the Holy Communion. Joe Prince tells the story of his church member, Albert. 

The doctors told Albert his 75-year-old mother had a 3 cm cancerous growth in her rectum. A few days before surgery, two leaders of Albert’s church led his mother to the Lord. The operation went well and she was discharged within days. 

Months later, she was re-admitted for follow-up surgery to close the stoma. Complications resulted in three more operations, and her body began to react negatively. Her condition deteriorated and the doctor informed the family to prepare for the worst within the next three days.     

Albert knew the faithfulness of God, and had a strong urge to have Holy Communion with his mother. 

He believed that when partaking of the Lord’s body there is an infusion of His incorruptible life into our bodies. he gathered his doubting family and took the communion elements to his unconscious mother in ICU.     

Albert prayed in the Spirit, building himself up in his faith. Then he declared out loud that by Jesus’ stripes and His broken body, his mother is healed. he placed a small crumb in her mouth and poured in a little grape juice. Albert felt a sweet and strong presence of God in the room, knew somehow that his mother had been healed. he left with peace in his heart.     

Nothing happened until the morning of the 3rd day, when the nurse called, to tell Albert that his mother had regained consciousness. 

Within a week, all tubes were removed and she was eating again. Soon she was home, helping her daughter bake cookies. She spends her days witnessing to relatives and friends about Jesus and her spectacular miracle received during Holy Communion. When her family partook of the Lord’s Supper with her, the resurrection life of Jesus filled her body! 

Healing through the Holy Communion may be gradual 
Healing through Holy Communion is often a gradual process. As you partake, you will get better over time. The more often you partake, the better you get when you claim by faith the full benefits of His broken body for yourself. At first, it may seem like nothing is happening. As you continue in faith, healing will come – maybe not in a spectacular way, but still, it will be supernatural. 

The Power Of “Proclaiming the Lord’s Death”
OVERCOMEs ATTACKS BY SATAN

Paul said: “For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes” (1 Cor. 11:26). 

While proclaiming by partaking of the Communion is a re-telling and remembering of what Jesus did for you, there is a lesser-known aspect of proclaiming—that of using it as a tool against Satan when he attacks your body with sickness or other afflictions. 

In that instance, “Who, specifically, are you to proclaim it to?” We proclaim it to Satan’s “principalities and powers”: 

 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places (Eph. 6:12). 

Fortunately, Paul let us know that Jesus was victorious over them: 

Having disarmed principalities and powers, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it (Col. 2:15). 

When we “remember” Jesus’ death, we are also proclaiming to evil principalities and powers that they have been disarmed because Jesus triumphed over them. 

Here is a testimony confirming the power of proclaiming:   

Some years back, a couple had a house that most people would call “haunted.” It is more accurate to say that there were demons hanging around that place. This is not uncommon because demons usually congregate in places where tragic accidents have taken place. 

One tenant felt spooked because his family said they saw “a figure moving around in the house.” Two pastors and a deacon went to the house and took the Lord’s Supper there. 

When you have Holy Communion, you are proclaiming to demon spirits that Jesus reigns. And when you release your faith in the finished, complete and perfect work of Jesus at the cross, every knee must bow and every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord. Every demon has to flee (James 4:7). 

They proclaimed the power of the Lord’s death and Jesus’ triumph over all principalities and powers, and that house was cleansed of demons. There were no more problems. 

You Don’t Need A Pastor To take COMMUNION

Jesus told us to have Communion often. So, there must be something powerful about it. Do you think he would make us do something often without having our blessing in mind? 

Is this valid? Yes, because once you are a believer, you are a priest:  

You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light (1 Pet. 2:9).

Therefore, you can partake of the Lord’s Supper by yourself and even minister it to others. You don’t need a pastor to do it. Pastors in the church do it because they are the spiritual authority over the people, and there must be order in how they conduct things. But outside the church, you, as a royal priest, are qualified to partake on your own in your own home, or those of others. Do as Jesus said – have it often. 

How often? As often as you need to. It depends on how much you want His health and wholeness. If you’re sick, I recommend you have Communion daily. I heard of some people who are so radical that they take it like medicine—three times a day. And you know what?  They get radical results! 

Don’t be fearful to partake
As I mentioned earlier when I was a young Christian I was told, “Don’t come to the Lord’s Table if you have sin in your life because if you are unworthy and partake, you are guilty of the body and blood and will drink judgment to yourself. At that time, I was not sure what all that meant, but it was enough to scare me. 

From then on, I always worried, “Is there some sin I have not confessed?” It is not that I was living in sin. I just did not want to risk it. Judgment might fall on me. So, I chose not to partake, just to be safe. Every time the elements of the Communion were passed to me, I just passed them on. I thought I was better off not partaking. But by not coming to the Lord’s Table, I was robbing myself of God’s source of health, healing, and blessing for me. 

God made it truly easy for his people to walk in divine health. We just need to come to His Table, put our faith in his broken body for our healing, and partake. It is so simple, yet so powerful. 

The devil has tried to steal this truth from the church by making them believe they are unworthy. Legalistic and erroneous teachings are damaging because it keeps us from receiving what God has for us. 

What DOES it mean to partake unworthily?

Paul said the following—which is often misinterpreted: 

Wherefore whosoever shall eat of this bread, and drink of this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of the cup. For he who eats and drinks unworthily, eats and drinks damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body (1 Cor. 11:27-29). 

We need to get one thing straight. The word “unworthily” is an adverb, which means it modifies the verb “eat” and “drink.” Therefore, “unworthily” describes the action of eating and drinking. It is NOT describing the PERSON who is eating and drinking. 

So, Paul was NOT saying that if you are an unworthy “person” do not partake. Yet, the church has somehow misconstrued that teaching and now, Christians are saying, If YOU are unworthy, don’t partake.” They further caution with a quote: “If you have sin in your life, don’t come to the Lord’s Table lest you become weak and sick, and die prematurely.” They have turned something that is meant to be a blessing into a curse. 

All of us who come to the Lord’s Table are unworthy, but we are made worthy by acknowledging the breaking of his body for us, and his blood that has already forgiven us our sins. 

Jesus’ death “qualifies” us to partake. Paul was NOT saying that we should not partake if WE are unworthy. he was saying that we should not partake in an unworthy manner

So, what does it mean to partake unworthily?  It means, if you fail to discern or understand the significance of the Lord’s body, you are eating and drinking in an unworthy manner. Without this discernment, the Lord’s Supper will end up being just a ritual. This is why Paul said, “let a man examine himself.” Although it can mean one needs to repent of sins, it also means to examine yourself to see if you are discerning the Communion rightly. 

This is what the Corinthians were doing. They were partaking unworthily because they were treating the communion as a ritual. They did not understand the significance of the bread. They did not know WHY they were partaking. They also failed to recognize that the broken body of the Lord was meant to bring them health and wholeness. Nowhere does it say that Paul told them to examine themselves to see if there was sin in their lives and that this would be the governing factor whether they could partake or not.           

The manner in which we partake is the key. This is what determines whether we experience the benefits of the Lord’s body or not. If our attitude is, “It’s just a piece of bread,” then that is what it will be. But we will have robbed ourselves of the bread’s life-giving effects, and making His work of the cross ineffective and powerless. 

SATAN Is No Match For Those Who Believe In The
Power Of COMMUNION
 
I believe that for a long time, the devil has tried to blind the church to the power of the Lord’s body. “Stay alert!” Peter said. “Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour” (1 Pet. 5:8). But he is no match for those who have faith in the power of Jesus’ broken body. 

Here is an example of overcoming a spiritual attack through partaking of the Lord’s Supper:  

Suwen, an Asian Christian lady in her twenties was part of a group flying to Israel when she experienced an attack from Satan. 

She developed deep vein thrombosis during the flight to Israel. This is a rare condition that results from a blood clot in a deeply situated vein in the thigh or leg. It’s called “economy class syndrome” because some people develop this condition when the seats are cramped and humidity is low. If the clot makes it’s to the lung, it can cause respiratory failure, which can result in death. 

Suwen felt pain in her right calf during the flight. As she was getting off the plane, Suwen suddenly collapsed. Her eyes rolled up and she started foaming at the mouth. The airline personnel called for an ambulance to take her to the hospital. 

On the way to the hospital, her heart suddenly stopped. The clot had traveled from her leg to her heart and finally to her lungs, causing cardiac arrest. When the ambulance reached the hospital, she had already turned blue. They wheeled her to the accidents and emergency ward where they tried to resuscitate her. 

The doctors asked for Suwen’s next of kin because they believed she was not going to survive. They were about to pronounce her dead, but miraculously, after a last-ditch account, they managed to revive her heart. 

However, Suwen was in critical condition. The clot made breathing difficult. She was unconscious with tubes running through her nose and throat. The doctors monitored Suwen closely, fearing the clot might bring about respiratory failure. 

That evening her husband, sister, and brother-in-law, who were all firm believers in the power of the Lord’s body to bring healing partook of the Lord’s Supper together, speaking health and wholeness to her body. Suwen’s family knew this was not the work of God, but an attack of the devil. 

Her condition worsened over the next few days. Suwen’s pastor and elders arrived at the hospital and also partook of Holy Communion with her, and pronounced the benefits of the Lord’s broken body upon her. They were confident that by partaking, health and wholeness would come upon Suwen. 

The next day, Suwen regained consciousness. The doctors, keeping a close watch on the clot, could no longer find it!  They did not know what to think and dared not be too optimistic. 

Doctors continued their close observation of Suwen day after day, but were unable to find the clot. She started getting stronger, and after a week was discharged. 

In the midst of an intense spiritual attack, we will experience victory when we believe that what Jesus did on the cross is greater than any attack of the devil. Once we realize how much Jesus suffered so our bodies can be made whole, we will be confident that partaking of His broken body will bring healing and health to our bodies. 

Isaiah predicted this: “He was beaten so we could be made whole” (Isa. 53:5). 

Remember that God wants you to “prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers” (3 Jn. 1:2). 

suggested thoughts while Partaking Of The Holy Communion

As you receive the elements, do not be in a hurry. This is not a ritual. This is your time to receive healing in your body. You are about to personally experience afresh, Jesus’ love for you

Hear Him say to you, “Take, eat. This is my body, which is broken for YOU.” See Jesus’ eyes burning with love as he says to you, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is shed for YOU.” 

Visualize the Lord carrying all your sins in his body on the cross, and also taking on his body your physical conditions. If you have a tumor, picture the tumor on his body. Whatever disease you might have, see it on his body. It is no longer on you. The scriptures confirm this: “Surely he bore your sins and carried your diseases” (Isa. 53:4). 

See His health come upon you. As you partake, release your faith in the bread and wine. 

Hold the bread in your hand and say to yourself:  

“Thank You Jesus for your broken body. It is for my healing, my spouse’s healing, and my children’s healing. Thank you that by your stripes, by the beatings you bore, by the lashes that fell on your back, we are completely healed. I believe and I receive.” 

Take the cup in your hand and say: 

“Thank You Jesus, for the new covenant cut in your blood. Your blood has brought me forgiveness and washed me from every sin. I thank You that Your blood has made me righteous. As I drink, I celebrate and partake of the inheritance of the righteous, which is preservation, healing, wholeness, and prosperity.” 

This is one of the many channels whereby healing and wholeness can be obtained. While there are others, this one is very powerful. 

The very act of eating and drinking,
and realizing God’s great love in providing forgiveness and healing for us,
draws us closer to him and enhances our faith to believe more strongly
for what the scriptures tell us he has provided for us.


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Sunday, March 1, 2020

SURVIVING THE BRIGHTNESS OF CHRIST’S GLORY: THE LAW OF RESONANCE AND ATTUNEMENT


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When Christ comes, the scriptures tell us that he will appear in the brightness of God’s glory, meaning with a luminous body so intensely bright that Saul of Tarsus, who experienced it only for a brief moment, was blinded by it. (Acts 9)

If that happened to Saul, how can we expect to withstand that same kind of brightness at Jesus' Second Coming?

Although this was published on my blog six years ago, it is back by popular demand. 


SURVIVING THE BRIGHTNESS OF CHRIST’S GLORY: THE LAW OF RESONANCE AND ATTUNEMENT

How will you withstand the brightness of Christ’s Second Coming if Saul of Tarsus was blinded by it?



The enablement to withstand or not withstand Christ’s brightness is based on a scientific principle no different than those that govern our universe—the Law of Resonance and Attunement. Without the understanding of how this law works you may get the surprise of your life; and that’s putting it mildly. It alone determines whether or not you will be blinded as was Saul, or worse.

The blinding brilliance that will emanate from Jesus when He comes, according to the Greek word apaugasma(1) is that of a luminous body so full of resplendent Light and Truth that Paul described that glory as beyond the brightness of the sun. Take a look at the sun on a sunny day—you don’t dare stare directly into it or you will damage your eyes, and Christ's glory is beyond that!

This first became apparent when God appeared on Mt. Sinai and Moses asked to see Him "in his glory" (this was different from other encounters God had with Moses where God withheld his glory).(12) Sinful man would die if he beheld it all, so Jehovah had to hide Moses in the cleft of a rock and shield him with His "hand" (an anthropomorphic metaphor) to keep him from looking upon his full glory. He only allowed Moses to see Him from behind, after He passed by.(2) 

The fearful Israelites who were watching from below said God’s presence was like a “devouring fire.(3) For that reason, Isaiah warned: “Who among us shall dwell with the consuming fire? Who of us can dwell with everlasting burnings?” (4) 

If we were suddenly thrown into the fullness of God’s glorious presence, I imagine it would be like being dropped onto the fiery surface of the sun—we wouldn’t last a nanosecond.

Thus, we can see why God told Moses, “No man can see My face and live.”(5) Face, not a physical face, but meaning his full glorified essence, which in man's fallen state would be too much for him.

So, how are we expected to survive at his Coming? 1 John 3:1-2 tells us how we will:


Beloved, now are we the sons [children] of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. KJV And everyone who really believes this will try to stay pure because Christ is pure. 1 Jn. 3:1-2 LNT


That means those who will be able to withstand the brightness of his glorious coming, of necessity, will have to be like Him so as not to be blinded or suffer detrimental effects.

Therefore, if the solution to withstand his solar-like brightness and gaze upon Him is to be “like” Him, this begs the question: How can we make ourselves like him? Is Jesus going to sprinkle glitter or some spiritual dust over us at that moment?

Or is there a scientific law involved that will make us "like" Him in preparation for that moment? Yes, there is. The Law of Attunement and Resonance.


Here is what this article will cover:
  • The Scientific Law of Resonance and Attunement
  • The Spiritual Law of Resonance and Attunement
  • Resonance and Attunement in the Trinity
  • Resonance and Attunement in the disciples and the metamorphic transforming process
  • Resonance and Attunement in believers and the metamorphic transforming process
  • The two-fold positive and negative effect of Resonance and Attunement
  • Why Resonances and Attunements must match
  • The fruitful Christian
  • Dancing with God―It takes two to Tango
  • What if you don't want to Tango?
  • How to withstand the brightness of his coming by become like him
  • Six steps on how to resonate and attune with Christ at his glorious coming

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The Law of Resonance and Attunement alone explains why Saul of Tarsus was blinded at the appearance of Jesus on the road to Damascus, and why, at the Second Coming, believing Christians won't.

These two laws (although I consider them one Law) go hand in hand, because you can't have one without the other. Here are their definitions:

Resonance is a vibrating response to an outside source's wave-length frequency

Attunement is the connection or bonding with that outside source that results from the resonance.(6)

Comprehending and complying with this Law is the only possible way one will be able to abide the luminosity and brilliance of Christ’s glorified appearance.

Concerning these and all fundamental laws, Wallace Wattles states:

You can act in accordance with these laws, or you can disregard them, but you can in no way alter them. The laws forever operate and hold you to strict accountability.(9)

So, here we go . . .We'll take a look at understanding the Law of Resonance and Attunement which necessitates looking at the way it operates scientifically in our physical world. We will also address how this Law operates spiritually.

THE SCIENTIFIC LAW OF
RESONANCE AND ATTUNEMENT in our physical world

First, what is a scientific law?

Scientific principles [or laws] are those that explain the 'why' and 'how' of various phenomena, as against other principles that would merely state a philosophy which stems from deep-rooted faith but lacks a scientific basis.(7)

They are a concise verbal or mathematical statement that expresses a fundamental principle of science. For example, Newton's law of universal gravitation, laws of chemistry, quantum mechanics, laws of thermodynamics, etc. A scientific law must always apply under the same conditions and implies a causal relationship between its elements.(6) 

Resonance and Attunement work together just like cause and effect work together (for every cause there will be an effect, and for every effect there has to be a cause).

The Law of Resonance
If an object resonates at a certain rate of vibration (frequency), everything in its vicinity that has the same vibration as a dormant possibility will start vibrating at the same frequency (examples given further below). This law applies to everything, from subatomic particles, molecules, photons, energy emissions, elementary particle rings, light, color, trees, sun, to the cosmos with its stars and planets, etc.(8) ­ Because the Law of Resonance and Attunement is a universal principle, it applies to all of existence.

The Law of Attunement
"Attunement" means to “bring into harmony with.” An object that resonates on the same wavelength as an outside source is said to be in attunement (or sync) with that source. (See endnote 11 for definition of wavelength)
Regarding resonating and being in attunement, using everyday terms, one might say to someone, “What you're saying really resonates with me," or, "We’re on the same wavelength.”

Scientific examples A few of the below examples will also include a brief spiritual application to follow in italics, but a fuller presentation of the spiritual application of these laws will be discussed later.
Music
Consider a guitar (#1) lying on a table in a room. Across the room on another table is guitar #2. When the "A" string of guitar #1 is plucked, guitar #2, which has a dormant "A" string, will suddenly resonate (respond) and sound out its "A" string without anyone plucking it. They are both vibrating (or resonating) on the same wavelength frequency; thus, are in attunement.
The same thing will happen with the strings of a piano. Lift up the lid and sing a steady note. When you stop, the chances are you will hear one or more of the strings in the piano vibrating and emitting the same note as the one you sang. In both instances of the guitar and piano, they are resonating with an outside source. As a result, they are brought into attunement with that outside source.

Spiritual application
When God, the outside source (like guitar #1) issues forth His Word to you either via the Bible or the Holy Spirit, we, like guitar #2, have within us the dormant possibility of responding by resonating on the same wavelength because our spirit is made in His image. By resonating, we respond by sounding out the same “note” within our heart as God’s, thereby coming into attunement with Him. (However, one may choose not to resonate because God gave us free will.)

The universe
All of creation has its own distinct vibratory wave pattern set up with the ability to evoke resonance in other objects of the same wavelength.

God sent out the initial frequency and wavelength when He spoke his powerful command, “Let there be!” and creation appeared. And since his spirit is omnipresent (present everywhere), from that time on all nature resonated and came into attunement with Him—they had to, in order to function and remain in existence.

If God withdrew and silenced Himself and withdrew his omnipresence so that all of creation had nothing to resonate with, the effect would be disastrous. The universe would go into immediate chaos without form and void. But, no danger of that. The scriptures tell us that: “The Son sustains everything by the mighty power of his command [and] holds all creation together.” Heb. 1:3 NLT; Col. 1:17 This is because Jesus, as one with God the Father in the beginning, was the Word that spoke all creation into existence as John 1:1-5, 14 describes:

In the beginning, was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was with God in the beginning.  Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. 
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth (niv).
Radios
In this example, if you tune your radio dial to 106.9 you will hear only the frequency from the radio tower that is emitting the wavelength frequency of 106.9 megahertz, or 106.9 millions of cycles per second. Your radio, being tuned to that frequency, picks it up, resonates with 106.9 and, being on the same wavelength, thereby comes into attunement and bonds with it. (Your radio won’t resonate with station 98.2 unless you tune it to that frequency.) 
Spiritual application:
If we want to resonate with God and come into attunement with Him, we must have our "spiritual" radio tuned to His particular frequency (sin would negate this possibility).
Television (or radio) commercial sale pitches
Resonance and attunement is a principle well recognized in the media and is the distinct objective of those creating TV (or radio) commercial messages, although they may not call it such. (In the following example, the promoter of the commercial will be considered the outside source, like guitar #1; the listeners will be like guitar #2.)

Promoters must send out their specially-worded message in their commercial ads to get viewer, or radio listeners to resonate with their message, relate to their product, and pull them in on the same wavelength. To achieve this, they hone in on viewers' common need; for example, the difficulty of getting soap scum off shower doors. If the commercial touches that need, the viewer will resonate with what the promoter is saying. A connection is made, listeners come into attunement with the promoter, and buy the product.

Movies
The movies we fondly remember the most are those we resonated with—usually because it touched some inner need or heartstring.

Authors
They, too, must figure out how to get readers to resonate with their book’s theme or message. Resonance becomes evident when readers respond by either shedding tears, having their hope renewed, being comforted in tragedy, or influenced to change their life for the better. Attunement is evident when they want more from this author and purchase more of his books. Why? Because they are now on the same wavelength and readers are resonating with his kind of writing. 

Spiritual application.
Similarly, if individuals read the Bible and find that it touches their needs, they will resonate with the same “note” or "frequency" as the wavelength emitted through the Bible's contents. They will come into attunement with its message and will want more from God, the Author.
Lecturers
Upon hearing a speaker, listeners will respond in resonance and vibrate sympathetically with the speaker's message if it touches a need. The audience's attunement becomes evident by their willingness to donate money, buy their product, or whatever the lecturer is promoting. If it doesn't touch a need, there will be no resonant attunement.

Spiritual application
In like manner, when individuals listen to teachers or preachers expound on the Bible, if they resonate with what they hear they come into attunement, are converted, and do what they feel God requires of them.
Everyday people in general
When a person communicates with someone and both are on the same wavelength, the resonance and attunement is evidenced by both of them saying, “You and I are on the same note,” or “Your ideas really resonate with me.” But if those two people do not resonate on the same note of interest, the relationship disintegrates and no bonding or attunement takes place. This principle applies to married couples as well.

Spiritual application 
When God communicates with us through his Holy Spirit, those who resonate on the same frequency and wavelength will establish a spiritual rapport and come into attunement. If one chooses not to resonate, there will never be any relationship. 

THE "SPIRITUAL" LAW OF
RESONANCE AND ATTUNEMENT

Resonance and Attunement in the Trinity
The ultimate example of perfect attunement can be seen within the Trinitarian Godhead. Let's take a look at the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Now, although God is One and tritheism (three distinct and very separate Gods) is unscriptural, for the sake of this illustration you will have to picture in your mind's eye two separate, man-like figures, the Father and the Son, facing each other with outstretched arms (the Holy Spirit is also present). 

Visualize each of them issuing vibrations of love back and forth to each other, both of them resonating on the same frequency and wavelength—not only generating and resonating love but also their character, attributes, thoughts, desires, goals, etc. The Father generates all that to the Son, and the Son resonates the same back, both functioning harmoniously as one mind. The Father’s character and thoughts are the Son’s, and the Son’s character and thoughts are the Father’s, so that total attunement takes place, and they share a common identity as one God. “The Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, radiates God’s own glory and expresses the very character of God.” (Jn. 1:18' Heb. 1:3)

Being in absolute sync and resonating so perfectly with each other, they are in a homogenous state of perfect attunement (along with the Holy Spirit). They, therefore, exist in the state of “not being separate.

You might find that difficult to comprehend, but you will only have a problem if you are picturing God the Father and God the Son as human beings (like Mormons believe). But they are not. The Trinitarian God is eternal and John 4:24 says God is a "spirit." What that means is, God the Father does not have a human body, neither did God the Son prior to his coming to earth and taking on human form. (See my article on "God and the Trinity-Part 1" where the Trinity is compared to a hologram. It makes it more understandable.  (http://wwwjanishutchinson.blogspot.com/2014/01/god-and-trinity-part-i.html (no dot after the www). 

When the Son incarnated into mortality as the human Jesus, even then his attunement with the Father in character, thought and deed continued. This was evidenced by his stating over and over, “If you have seen me, you have seen the Father,” Jn. 14:9 and "I and the Father are one." John 10:30 He, in his physical body, could easily have stood in the full presence of God’s glory and able to withstand the fire-like blinding brilliance because of their complete attunement and his being sinless.

After Jesus' resurrection, the possibility of attunement through God's Holy Spirit was made available to the disciples (apostles) and also to all believers.
We know attunement was possible for mortals because Jesus prayed in John 17:21 that His disciples (the apostles) would also become spiritually one like he and the Father were one—a goal intended not just for them but eventually for all believers.

Resonance and Attunement in the disciples—born again and the transforming process



For the disciples, it was accomplished by their entering into a transformation process of being born again, “not with a physical birth," as John 1:13 says, "…but a birth that comes from God,” through which they were made “new creatures” in Christ and being endowed with the Holy Spirit. Jn. 1:13 NLT

The disciples, whether they realized it or not at the time, began this transformation process on how to open their spiritual minds and hearts and fully attune themselves with God by listening to and resonating with Jesus’ teachings while he was alive. Thus, the disciples grew and increased in their resonance, not only to God and Christ, but also between themselves as they advanced in harmony with each other’s thoughts, desires and mission objectives, and the different personalities of other believers.

After Jesus' death, the disciples were permanently filled with the Holy Spirit who enabled them to further renew their mind and inner spirit daily to the things of God by studying the Old Testament scriptures, recalling Jesus’ teachings and by communing with God through prayer through the empowering function of the Holy Spirit.2 Cor.4:16  When we become a Christian we also become a new person "inside." We are not the same anymore. A new life has begun in us. 2 Cor 5:17

But something else happened to the disciples by being born again and receiving the Holy Spirit. The natural byproduct of this transforming renewal process was that they were gradually being changed into the image of Christ, soon reflected in their countenance, speech and acts.

Paul said:

[We] are changed into the same image [of Christ’s] from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord” [Holy Spirit] and “we become more and more like him, transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” 2 Cor. 3:18 KJN, LNT, NIV

If the disciples were alive today and the Second Coming occurred, the brightness of Christ’s glory would pose no problem, for they would be “like” him, spiritually vibrating and resonating on the same wavelength and frequency as Christ and his Holy Spirit.
On the other hand, if the disciples had refused to be born again and enter into the process of transformation, their vibratory state would fall far below the Light and Truth emanating from Christ at his Coming and would prove detrimental to them.

Now, we come to the average believer.
(from caterpillar to butterfly) 
Believers' Resonance and Attunement resulting from the metamorphic transformation
The use of the Greek word for the process of transformation transliterates to “metamorphosis” where, in stages, an immature form changes to an adult form. We often think of the caterpillar. It isn’t transformed into a beautiful butterfly overnight but must go through a pupation process, during which time the larval structures are broken down and adult structures are formed.

Upon acceptance of Christ, we are transformed in stages from our spiritually immature condition to a mature one, during which our old ways of thinking are broken down and new ones formed.

Paul, cognizant that transformation was not an overnight event, was quick to add this about himself:

“I don't mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me.
No, dear brothers, I am still not all I should be but I am bringing all my energies to bear on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead.” Phil. 3:12-13 LNT

Wow! Forget his past? Paul (formerly Saul before his conversion) was once a hated persecutor of Christians whose sole intent was to kill them; also a stickler for strictly following the letter of the Old Testament law thinking that would save him. But, later, as a Christian, he knew Christ's redemptive act on the cross forgave him for his past sins. He became a new creation so he wasn't plagued by it anymore. If Paul could be forgiven for the murder of Christians, we can also be forgiven of whatever it might be.

For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ. 2 Cor. 5:21 NLT

That means, that no repented sin stands in the way between believers and God. This enables them to stand in the brilliance of God’s presence enabled by Christ's Righteousness and the Holy Spirit's transformation within them, as the old-time hymn proclaims:

When He shall come with trumpet sound,
Oh, may I then in Him be found;
Dressed in His righteousness alone,
Faultless to stand before the throne.

It is imperative to comprehend God’s merciful grace in what He did to save us.

Why? Because Christ saved us—not because we were good enough to be saved, but because of God's grace, his kindness and pity—by washing away our sins through his blood and giving us the new joy of the indwelling Holy Spirit, where we will be changed into the same image [Christ’s] from glory to glory and inherit heaven. Titus 3:5 LNT Although we must understand it to become a believer, the amazing love that produced our salvation is beyond comprehension!

For today's born-again believers to embark on the path toward attunement with God (and oneness with their fellowman), they must pursue the same process the disciples did . . . that of constantly renewing their minds and inner man daily until they resonate and reflect the image of Christ in thought and deed.

God's "A" string of attunement
Believers further their transformative process, as did Paul and the disciples, by prayer and studying God’s words in the Bible.

Referring back to the guitar example, God's words, when read in the Bible, are like he is plucking his "A" string; therefore, believers will find themselves resonating and responding back because the words are resonating with their own spiritual "A" tone.

As one becomes more attuned (or in sync) with God's Word according to their increasing capacity the Holy Spirit enhances in their transformation and endows them with "grace upon grace," Jn 1:16  soon the believer may be resonating with not only God's "A" string but the whole harmonic scale of the content of God's heart.

Therefore, because redeemed believers have Christ's righteousness and Holy Spirit inside them and are growing spiritually to reflect His image in their countenance, thoughts, and deeds, when the Second Coming occurs, they will be found to be “like” Him.

But here is an important point to think about. Professed Christians will never resonate and achieve full attunement possibilities with God unless they purposely open themselves to the vibratory frequency and the wavelength of the Holy Spirit issued by God that will trigger spiritual resonance.
They must discipline themselves in reading God’s Word, keep His commandments and pray. Also, sit under spirit-filled teachers and pastors who expound biblical principles so they can hear "what is that good and acceptable will of God.” Rom 12:2 This will aid them in their metamorphosis and bring them into closer attunement with Christ and his Holy Spirit.

If a person is, however, purposely living contrary to God and is in dis-attunement, it will be devastating. If unwilling to change, the scriptures state that those who refuse to attune themselves by entering into the born-again transformation process but continue to pursue contrary or wicked ways, God “shall destroy with the brightness of his coming.” 2 Thess. 2:8,10  
Isaiah 33:14-16 asks: Who can live with this devouring fire? “Who can survive this all-consuming fire?”

It’s not because God hates the individual and delights in having that happen, but because of the natural Law of Resonance and Attunement (as well as the Law of Cause and Effect) is in operation, both of which have automatic positive and negative consequences (explained further below).
This is why Jesus stated, “Unless a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God.” Jn. 3:3

Here's the answer to Isaiah's question of who will survive the all-consuming fire:

It will be those survivors who are born again who can absorb (like the rock) the laser-like brilliance of his glory will be those who are on the same vibratory wavelength. They have done this by letting the Holy Spirit take them through the metamorphosic process of transformation into Christ's image, so their heart will be attuned to God and His righteous principles. Only they can be saved. When Christ appears, his laser-like brilliance will have no detrimental effect on them.

The positive and negative effects of Resonance and Attunement  
Although discussed somewhat above, one might still ask the following questions:

How can the same light of Christ’s glory and brilliance be detrimental to unbelievers but, at the same time, beneficial to believers?
Why doesn’t his glorified brilliance destroy both, or why doesn’t it save both?

It is because “like” must dwell with “like.” For example, we know that water and oil don’t mix. Why? Because water is a polar molecule, oil is non-polar, so the molecules naturally repel each other.
Therefore, the Law of Attunement and Resonance makes it impossible for light and darkness to dwell together at the same time because they would naturally repel each other. Similarly, righteousness can only dwell with righteousness; darkness can only dwell with darkness; evil can only dwell with evil, etc. Compositions must match. The next section explains why.
a laser beam
a rock

An example of how and why compositions must match
The best example of this is a laser beam and a rock. The rock’s capacity or incapacity to withstand a laser beam is based on the scientific law of attunement:

Whenever a body is the same frequency as an outside source, the outside source’s vibrations will be absorbed with no detrimental effects.

Whenever a body is not the same frequency as an outside source, the outside source’s vibrations will not be absorbed and there will be detrimental effects.

The above definitions explain what will happen to the rock. The rock, although an inanimate object, contains and emits heat and light. If it happens that the wavelength of the rock's composition of light and heat is in exact frequency with a laser beam’s light, the laser’s light will be fully absorbed into the rock and there will be no detrimental effect. BUT if the amount of light from the laser beam exceeds the natural vibratory state of the rock, it spells disaster. The rock will be shattered.

Similarly, if a person is indifferent to God and spends their life resonating with evil and disengaging themselves from the commandments, ethics, principles, and spirituality of Christ, their spiritual frequency will fall far below the frequency of the Truth and Light emanating from Christ.

Like the shattered rock that is unable to survive the higher frequency of the laser beam, this is what will happen to those who willingly continue to live in an anti-God state. The Light of Christ will exceed their vibratory state and the brilliance of His glory would shatter them. Those continuing to live in an anti-God state will not be able to survive the actual presence of Christ, which is why there must be a place separate from heaven to contain dis-attuned individuals.

There are always consequences to choices because the Law of Cause and Effect is eternally in operation. Whatever your choices, good or bad, they definitely result in an inevitable effect. It’s both the physical and spiritual Law of the universe. “Whatever you sow, you shall also reap.” 2 Cor. 9:6-8

To repeat Wallace Wattles statement:

You can act in accordance with these [fundamental] laws, or you can disregard them, but you can in no way alter them. The laws forever operate and hold you to strict accountability.(9)

Fortunately, Jesus set Christians free from the negative consequences when he died in our place and caused the Holy Spirit to indwell us and reconcile us with God. Paul assured believers in Rom. 8:1-4, that "there is no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit." Jesus within us becomes our righteousness when we stand before God.

It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousnessholiness and redemption (1 Cor. 1:30).

Because of this, believers will not die but will be saved in heaven and live forever. Rom. 5:8   

But there's an important facet as part of the Christian life.

The fruitful Christian
The life that pleases God, bears fruit as a natural product of one’s faith. James 1:22 says we must be doers of the word, not hearers only. The Christian must be engaged in all the activities that Christ advocates.

Therefore, there's more for Christians to consider than just reading God's Word, believing his principles, and praying.

J.C. Ryle asks in his book, Holiness:

Is it wise to proclaim in so bald, naked, and unqualified a way as many do that the holiness of converted people is by faith only, and not at all by personal exertion?10

You may call this “works” if you like, but should understand that it is not to earn salvation, as if somehow Jesus’ redemptive act on the cross was insufficient to save you unless you additionally work hard for it.

Rather, these so-called works are the automatic response of believers to being saved and expressing their faith.

Jesus instructed believers to “let your light [His] so shine before men that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” Matt 5:16

Therefore, the fruitful Christian is one who shares Christ’s love and truth in service and compassionate acts to the rest of humanity through bonding and attuning themselves with God, resonating to the principles and attributes that comprise his character.

Thus, they will want to do God’s will…want to feed the hungry…want to clothe the naked… want to visit those in the hospital… want to help the widows and orphans…want to serve the church community…want to volunteer time, talents and resources. It is an inevitable outcome of faith.


What could this kind of attunement and moving in sync with God "look" like if we could visualize it?



Dancing with GodIt takes two to Tango
Dancing with a partner is a great metaphor for the believer's unifying, spiritual dance with God—especially the Tango because it always requires a partner, meaning the Tango can't be performed as a solo. Similarly, your spiritual dance of resonating attunement requires God as your partner. It can't be done as a solo.
Now, I'm not referring to all Tangos in this analogy—not the overly sensual or the aggressive kind where the man looks stern and harshly yanks the woman around; but, rather, the slow and graceful "ballroom" tango where they both lean into each other connecting closely, body to body, both resonating with each other and the movements of the music. They are totally bonded, flowing together in unison and totally engaged in the dance as partners, comparable to a beautiful ballet between two lovers both moving in such a unified flow of harmony and physical closeness that they meld together as one body.
Similarly, to enter into the same kind of closeness with God in our spiritual dance with him, we must become totally engaged, yielding to the graceful flow of the rhythmic tempo of the Holy Spirit, who knows when to slow down or speed up, and allowing God to give us gentle cues and soft, loving nudges with His hand to guide us in one direction or the other.

A few years back, there was a Youtube video titled “The Best Tango Dance,” I wanted to refer you to it because I thought it portrayed the perfect metaphor for this relationship with God. However, due to a copyright claim, it was taken down.

Therefore, in second place, please take a few minutes to watch the Tango dance from the movie "Scent of a Woman" with Al Pacino on You Tube at this URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2zTd_YwTvo.

It's definitely not a professional performance because Pacino is blind and he's teaching a young woman how to dance it for the first time.

Nevertheless, while you watch it, view it as analogous to the spiritual dance of the believer with God as he moves with you through both the serious and joyful facets of the dance of life, holding on to you and never letting go.  Even the opening dialogue between Pacino and the woman before they dance is also meaningful. See if you can pick up the analogy when she first tells why she's hesitant to learn the dance.

I’ll wait, while you go watch it.

Six steps on how to resonate and attune with Christ  
  1. Accept Christ and allow the Holy Spirit to function in your life. The Holy Spirit will facilitate your spiritual transformation so that you become a new creature (like the butterfly), and you will walk in newness of life.
  2. Understand His mercy in forgiving your sins, His grace in endowing you with the gift of the Holy Spirit, and His gift of becoming our righteousness. Then, live in a vital awareness of that.
  3. Daily renew your mind by reading the scriptures, spending time in prayer and conversing with God.
  4. Study Christ in the Holy Scriptures and grow in the qualities He possesses until you are so in love with Him that you will want to become like Him.
  5. Select a church to attend that teaches from the scriptures
Summary
God set up the Law of Resonance and Attunement along with the Law of Cause and Effect as fundamental principles that scientifically operate in our physical world, not only from subatomic particles to the grand cosmos, but also in the spiritual realm.

By understanding and recognizing how they work, and arranging our lives to comply with these fundamental principles, and with Christ as our
Righteousness and endowed with the Holy Spirit, it will be possible to become “like Him.” Then, at the final day, we will be able to endure the resplendent brightness of Christ’s Truth, Light and glory and dwell with Him in heaven for all eternity.

Beloved, now are we the sons [children] of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. 1 Jn. 3:1-2  KJV  And everyone who really believes this will try to stay pure because Christ is pure. LNT

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 ENDNOTES

1.  Vine’s Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words, p. 152-3
2.  Ex. 33:17-23
3.  Ex. 24:17; see also Heb. 12:29
4.  Isa 33:14
5.  Ex. 33:20
6.  Adapted from Wikipedia
7.  Google answers
8. "The Law of Resonance" by Erik Sandersen at starbridge.com.
     http://tinyurl.com/a6jlarm (My editing includes the addition of a couple
     of words.)
9.  “Universal Laws and Predictable Constants, often Termed as
     Subordinate Laws” by Wallace Wattles.  
    
http://www.libertyzone.com/MKS-SOBR-7-laws.html
10.  J.C. Ryle’s Holiness (London: James Clarke & Co., 1956), pp. viii-xvii, 16-33. Cited at
      
http://www.presenttruthmag.com/archive/X/10-7.htm. 
11.  Frequency” is the number of wavelengths per second, so refers to
       time. “Wavelength” is the horizontal distance between an exact
       position on contiguous waves so refers to length/distance.
12.  See the following article that explains why Moses saw God "face to
       face" on other occasions, but on this occasion, it was different when
       Moses asked to see his glory.
       
https://answersingenesis.org/who-is-god/face-to-face/