Friday, July 5, 2024

Dream: What Jesus Physically Looks Like


We'll praise Jesus today everyone. Last night I had an interesting dream. In the dream I saw what Jesus physically looked like and in this dream I was also describing what Jesus looked like to someone that could have been an unbeliever or another Christian that didn't know. But it's probably what you would imagine. Jesus looks like a man with medium long brown hair with blue eyes and how I saw Him He was wearing white, like a white robe. I'm sure there's a specific name for it. And a red sash. Either He was barefoot when I've seen Him or with sandals. So pretty traditional guys. But in this dream I was explaining to another person what Jesus physically looks like. And what Jesus showed me later was for us on earth this is not particularly important. It's like how the Apostle Paul speaks about how we see in a dim mirror. We see what Jesus looks like very dim and that's how I also see Jesus in a dream. It's not extremely clear. And to explain this it makes more sense. Have you ever thought of what your mother looks like or what your dad looks like? You probably have a pretty good image of what they look like. But if you've only seen someone a few times or if you have a certain friend that you're with every couple times a year, you have an image in your mind of what they look like. But the more you try to dwell on that physical image of their face, it's kind of fleeting. The image kind of distorts in your mind and it leaves. And you can't get that physical image of what they look like again back into your mind until you physically see them and then you remember. Even our own family members that we see all the time, we have a certain image of what they look like physically, but that image is fleeting until we look at a picture. So the same thing is with Jesus. If you try to imagine His physicality and even more so if it's in a dream, it's like how the Apostle Paul wrote about it's like looking at yourself in a dim mirror. But one day you will be able to see the Lord face to face. And in that day you will be able to see how Jesus Christ looks. You will be able to physically shake His hand and hug Him and walk in the light with Him in His kingdom.

But on this earth it's more important that we learn to worship Jesus and walk with Him in spirit and in truth and learn what He is about spiritually. See people are all about physicality because we're in the physical realm, but God is spirit. So we have to learn how to understand spirit and also relay spirit to other people. We could try to tell people all day about what Jesus physically looks like, His hair, His eyes, His garments, whether he's wearing sandals or not. But it's not going to help people repent and live holy and know the righteousness that God requires unless we preach and tell them what Jesus actually requires. So I want to read to you what Jesus said in regards to physicality and spiritualness in John chapter 4. And this is when He spoke to the lady at the well. And this is the important thing that we learn. So I'm starting in verse 21.

21Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father. 22You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews.”

Jesus is talking about Himself, that He was Jewish and that God gave Him as the perfect lamb as that Passover lamb to wash over all of our sins.

“23But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. 24God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

We need to learn out this saying in its entirety. How do we worship God in spirit and in truth? People are often looking for just something physical. They want spiritual gifts to look physical. They want Jesus to be described physically. They want to imagine how Jesus physically sounds. But to understand a spirit is much more complicated because you don't smell a spirit, you don't see a spirit with your physical eyes, nor do you hear a spirit with your physical ears. And some Christians always want to talk about the physical elements of God. But as disciples of Jesus, we have to learn how to worship God in spirit and in truth. And this does not happen or it's not achieved by going to a physical building called a church or just opening the physical Bible. We have to learn how to receive Jesus into our heart and then hear from the Holy Spirit. This happens supernaturally. It's not something that we can make up or we can't just bring the spiritual gifts of God into existence. But what we can do because we are physical and spiritual, and God created us both physical and spiritual is we can pray.

We can with our spirit, we can pray to the Holy Spirit and we can say, “Lord Jesus, please manifest to me and speak to me in a way that my spirit can understand, that I can know your truth in my heart and I can distinguish the truth of your spirit and know how to distinguish that from all the lies of Satan, all the imaginations that I have in my mind, all the things that people say. I want to be able to distinguish the truth of you, Lord Jesus, the truth of your Holy Spirit verse all of the things that are not true that I'm hearing in this world.” And if you can just start praying simple prayers like that and asking the Lord to help you distinguish and understand His voice and His spirit, then He's going to give you that gift of the Holy Spirit. He's going to give you discernment and understanding. And the more you practice what is right, the more He will bestow on you the gift of the Holy Spirit and fill you with His spirit instead of you being filled with worldly information, worldly wisdom and worldly things that are sinful.

So we need to make sure that we learn how to do this, to worship God in spirit and in truth and then be able to be a light to others and describe the God of our worship and how we worship Him in spirit and in truth, because we don't worship Jesus how Catholics do, how they have a little Jesus set up on a pedestal and they're worshiping all these idols of saints, of angels and of little icons of Jesus at their church. We don't do that. We're not into idolatry or how different religions of the world do, how they have little idols and they set up their idols in their living room and they worship these idols. We don't do that. We don't make an image to our God and bow down to that image that is idolatry. And the Lord has called us not to do that, not to make a graven image in His name, not to be bowing down to an image that looks like Jesus. We need to be worshiping God in spirit and in truth.

And the same goes for when we pray. You hear a lot of more charismatic Christians speaking about how they hear God in an audible voice. While it is possible that the Lord speaks to you in an audible voice, we have to learn to hear the Holy Spirit in the spiritual realm. And it's very dangerous to think that you as a Christian will just always be hearing God in an audible voice or waiting to hear God in an audible voice. And the reason for that is there's technology on this earth and demons can also speak audibly. So it's easy for someone to think that they heard something audibly when it's actually just from human technology or it's a demon that's speaking in your ear. So when the Holy Spirit speaks to us and when we've learned to hear His voice and we've learned to worship Him in spirit, a demon can't get down to that level. When we know how to distinguish God's voice from an evil spirit or technology of a human or something just speaking into our ear, then we're not going to be deceived because we know the voice that we hear inside of the bottom of our soul, only Jesus can speak there and we have learned His voice there and we will only communicate in the private secret place with our God there. It's important that we learn to hear Him and worship Him in spirit and in truth. That way we are not deceived. A lot of Christians will be deceived when they're hearing some kind of spirit speak into their ear or technology or thoughts they've heard from other people throughout the day and they perceive it in their ear. We need to make sure that we're hearing the Holy Spirit deeper than this in the very core of our soul and our spirit and knowing the God that we serve in spirit and in truth.

So don't be deceived by physical things, physical manifestations. A lot of Christians are just looking for an outward proof and they think that they're going to make disciples by telling people about all these physical things, the physical church, opening a physical Bible, talking about what Jesus physically looks like, physical manifestations of demons and all these things that seem on earth to be sensational but doesn't bring about righteousness that God requires. We need to start really telling people about the righteousness and holiness God requires. He wants us to really repent of our sin, to put on our white robes, to touch nothing that's unclean and to be serving Him with all of our heart. And unless we're doing that, we're not going to be pleasing to God. So let's learn how to worship God in spirit and in truth and receive Him so that the fruit of the Holy Spirit can be displayed through us and we can be a light to others that when they see us, they can understand how Jesus manifests and dwells through us. We are the physicality of Jesus on earth.

Are we learning to understand how to worship God in spirit and in truth? As for myself, I want to continue to have a prayer life where I learn to hear the Lord's voice, where I grow in the depth of my faith and I'm not deceived by physical things in this world. So I want to pray for those of you that want to see spiritually and hear spiritually and worship God in spirit. “Lord Jesus, I pray for my fellow brothers and sisters who also are coming out of the world, who also are putting on purity and preparing themselves for the wedding supper of the Lamb. I pray that they can learn to worship in spirit and in truth as all of us that are your children are learning to hear your voice and to understand who you are in spirit. So please grant us ears to hear and eyes to see and grant that we may have wisdom beyond our years and understanding that we may please you and worship you on this earth and that we can manifest the things of your Holy Spirit on this earth so that people can see and give God glory and repent of their sins and come out of the darkness and the demonic things of this world. Let us be separate and touch nothing that is unclean, nothing that is dirty or wicked or impure. Let us be your holy children, sanctified for your purpose, that we can please you, Lord, in our life and bring about the righteousness that God requires. We want people to enter into your kingdom and have everlasting life. We pray this in your name, Lord Jesus. Amen.”