Jesus is God the Son. He is also a Man. As the Son of man He is the express image of God the Father. He proceeded from the Father. Through incarnation and by sacrifice He became the Son of Man. Jesus is the first among many brethren.
God has sons who are pure spirit beings. They have been with the Father in eternity past. The visible world was created for them. “The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD’S; but the earth He has given to the children of men.” (Ps 115:16 NKJV)
Although the earth was created for sons of God in pure spirit form they can only function on earth when fused with created inward man and tabernacle an undefiled earthen vessel to become sons of men, the brethren of Jesus Christ. Jesus created the earth for His habitation.
In the beginning God said “Let Us make man in our image and likeness …” The image of God in man is His replica, a divine logo, which is a god.
Adam and Eve were created in the image and likeness of God. Adam and Eve before they transgressed the commandment of God were sons of God. They were created to live forever, but sin deformed them.
Jesus is the Seed of the Woman. Sons of God are the offspring of Jesus, the Second Adam.
Jesus has brethren who can only function as mankind, sons of men. Sons of God are gods. “I said, “You are gods, and all of you are children of the Most High.” (John 10:33-36) Sons of God in human form are the express image of Jesus, the Son of Man.
Authors of books of the Bible have different names for the image of God. Bible expositors of old and modern commentators have differing meanings attached to “’sons of God.’ One thing is clear: sons of God are spirit beings in the bosom of the Father. A specific number of them were destined to inherit the earth and were given to God the Son in appreciation for His work of redemption.
Apostle Paul – Heavenly Gift
“For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit …” (Heb 6:4)
Apostle John – His Seed
“Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God.” (1 Jn 3:9)
Apostle Peter: Incorruptible Seed
“Having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever” (1Pet 1:23)
Luke: Tongues Of Fire
“When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. (Acts 2:1-3)
Jesus referred to them as ‘everlasting life’ in John 3:16 and ‘living water’ in on John 4:10. There are other terms used by the inspired writers.
In The Maranatha Project (TMP), the term ‘Hypostatic Chip’ is used to describe the mini-God that is infused into a new believer to signify the presence of eternal life. It is the seal of the ownership of the human vessel by God and the divine agency in the hands of the Holy Spirit for transforming those with this gift into Christ-likeness.
Those who have read our books and blogs are acquainted with this term. Comparing its characteristics with software chips for computer or SIM cards in telephone handsets makes it easier to understand. Hence I prefer to call it ‘Hypostatic Chip’ because it has a lot of similarities in operation with computer software.
Hypostasis means the essential nature of Jesus Christ, in which the divine and the human are united. A Chip is a small wafer of semiconductor material used to store information with access to external devices such as SIM cards used by Internet Service Providers. Sons of God as carriers of eternal life implanted in a believing Christian has essential characteristics similar to an agricultural seed, computer chip or telephone data card, hence my preference for the term ‘Hypostatic Chip.’
Since a Hypostatic Chip is a miniature God, it is the reservoir of divine data. Its contents include the logos and Rhema of God, individualized divine destiny, expected end and the dunamis of God.
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love” (Eph 1:3-4 NKJV). Every genuine believer in the Lord Jesus Christ has an implanted Hypostatic Chip.
Hypostatic Chips are the brethren of Jesus Christ in spirit form. “For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.” (Rom 8:29).
Jesus is the Son of Man. Jesus was the Son of God before He became the Son of Man. Hypostatic Chips are sons of God and must be like Jesus to become Mankind.
Implantation of a Hypostatic Chips is evidence of the New Birth. “Jesus answered and said to him, ‘Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.’” (Jn 3:3)
The essential function of a Hypostatic Chip is to transform man into the standard of God. Jesus is the standard of God for mankind to dwell in the presence of God forever. “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” (Rom 12:1-2)
Jesus passed through a process to become the Son of Man. In like manner Hypostatic Chips must pass through a process to become sons of men.
What makes a person a child of God is the presence of the Hypostatic Chip in the inward man. What makes an unbeliever a child of the devil is the presence of a demon in his or her spirit.
The purpose of the Hypostatic Chip is to transform the inward man to be like Christ’s and qualify the body to be replaced with a glorified outward man to live forever. The purpose of the occupying demon is to transform the unbeliever into a beast to be destroyed with the earth.
It is clear that discipleship is the process of transforming the human part of believers into Christ-likeness. There is a cut-off mark, though. Union between the Hypostatic Chip and the inward man is the standard required for participating in the rapture of the church.
If through unbelief, disobedience or negligence the predetermined level of transformation is not achieved at the point of physical death, disintegration takes place. At the point of death of a Christian, if the standard is not met, the Hypostatic Chip, which can neither die nor be thrust into hell being a miniature God returns to God in heaven. For an unbeliever, the non-material inward man spirit and soul fuse together and is confined in hell.
For saints and sinners the body or outward man returns to earth converting back into the minerals originally used in fashioning it until time for resurrection, when regrouping takes place. What results therefrom is determined by its final destination. Every glorified body will fuse with its Hypostatic Chip, which in turn becomes the tabernacle for the inward man goes to heaven at the rapture. Corrupt body as it was at the terminal point of human life will combine with its inward man and be thrust into the lake of fire.
Every Christian should strive to attain the standard of holiness required for union between his or her Hypostatic Chip with the inward man in order to be eligible for the rapture of the church.
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