II CORINTHIANS 5:1-2
For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven:
I CORINTHIANS 15:40
There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.
(A theophany is a celestial body, a heavenly body.)
Understanding God as the Logos will help us to comprehend this subject on theophanies.
The Logos is the Pillar of Fire that came out of God and was with God, and was God,
before the foundation of the world. The word, "Word" in the Greek means "Logos"
(St. John 1:1-14). Therefore the Pillar of Fire was the first express image of the Being
of God. The word theophany comes from the Hebrew word, "fire".
God's eternal purpose was to have fellowship. And for God to have fellowship, He had
to create someone of like understanding. So, He spin-off a piece of Himself (from
the Pillar of Fire) and created Adam. Adam was made in the image of God, a Pillar of
Fire. CRUELTY OF SIN ...He said, "Let us (plural, male and female God as one) make
man (plural male and female) in our own image". So then when God made
His first man, He was in a plural spirit. He was like God and called a Son of God. That was
the first man Adam. Then God and Adam had fellowship.
I want to ask you, "Who is this Job 27, there...?... when he said, 'Where was you when
I laid the foundations of the earth, when the morning stars sang together, and the sons
of God shouted for joy?'" Who were those sons of God that was shouting for joy?
Adam was the sons of God, plural. The morning star was Christ the Logos,
Later, God made Adam in flesh, to till the soil of the Garden of Eden. From the
plural theophany of Adam the masculine spiritual part move by the hand of God into
Adam's flesh body. Adam's body was flesh, yet inside of that flesh was a theophany spirit.
So Adam was both terrestrial and celestial. God also moved into a body so that He could
have fellowship with Adam. In the book of Genesis and Hebrews it speaks of Melchisedec,
a terrestrial and celestial type of the body in which they dwelled in, in the Garden of
Eden. God was in a Word body, and Adam was in a Word body, yet both in gloryfied flesh.
Adam Becoming Flesh
When Adam was created in a flesh body he was minus the feminism of his theophany.
Other words, a part of him was above him in just spirit form, Eve's theophany. Adam
flesh had a masculine and feminism spirit, these two spirits were just fleshly
animal like characteristics. Eve never received her theophany she received her feminism from
Adam's flesh. Adam had an eternal part of God, a godly soul in his flesh. A soul
and a theophany is the same thing. HEBREWS CHAPTER 2 ...God put a soul in a
man and He didn't put it in the animal, because the soul that was in the man is
that theophany. How Adam's theophanies move into Adam, and when it
move out of Adam is a unanswered question. We know from the message that Adam
bypasses his theophany (though he was created first in a theophany). This writer
believes that the answer to how it happen to come upon Adam and yet Adam bypass is
founded in the sample of Jesus' life. Jesus' theophany moved into Jesus
at the river of Jordan and left Him in the Garden of Gethsemane (other places too).
Jesus died a sinner, died as a man. Adam fell from the Garden of Eden, and his
theopany returned back to God, leaving him and all mankind lost till Calvary (or till Jesus
when into the heart of the earth and set the captive free / same meaning). When Jesus was born on earth
he carried like the first spirit man Adam that plural spirit of God (not the flesh man Adam
made for the fall). After Jesus died
His theophany returned back upon His flesh, but before He died, out of His body came
forth that feminism spirit of Eve. Now the 2 Eve bride in the flesh is receiving her theophany
by the new birth like the flesh man Adam did, but she will not fall.
Our Human Spirit
So God is the Logos, the Logos is the Pillar of Fire, the Pillar of Fire is the theophany
and the Theophany is the Holy Ghost (simple, Christ in you the hope of Glory). Once the Holy Ghost is in you, it can be called
your theophany. WHO IS THIS MELCHISEDEC ...Then after you recognize the very
Word of God was Eagle Food, then you left the other thing. You've then been formed into
the living image of the Living God. You heard from your theophany. THIRSTING
FOR LIFE ...it was a body. It was in the form of what we are now, which is called
in the clergy way of speaking it, a theophany. It's a body that doesn't have a spirit
in it. It's a body that's waiting for you Christians. As soon as the life leaves this,
you go into that body. When this earthly tabernacle be dissolved, we have one already
waiting, a theophany. Why did the Prophet say this theophany body does not
have a spirit in it? How can it be eternal and not living? The answer is simple. It
does not have your natural spirit in it. The theophany is in you but you are not in your theophany, till the change of these vile bodies.
The Real You
This Pillar of Fire, or we could better said, a Lick of Fire is the real you. That is
not an understatement. It is a reality so powerful that it is almost beyond the human
mind. Believers on earth are not dwelling in their theophany but potentially they have
this body because they have the Logos, the Word with-in. THE CREATIVE FORCE OF THE
ALMIGHTY. There is only one original theophany and it is the same one that was in the
beginning. God is all in all. This eternal theophany became expressed in Jesus Christ
when God the Word through Jesus was made manifested on earth. Jesus afterwards returned
back into that original Logos. And the Logos returned to embody Itself in the church on the day
of Pentecost. ACTS 2:3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of
fire, and it sat upon each of them. God's people in the original plan,
was to come direct from that original Pillar of Fire to flesh. But because of the fall we had to bypass
our theophany and come to be tempted in the flesh first. WHO IS THIS MELCHISEDEC
But you bypassed the theophany and become flesh-man to be tempted by sin. And
then "if this earthly tabernacle is dissolved, we have one already waiting." We have
not yet the bodies. But look, when this body receives the Spirit of God, the Immortal
Life inside of you, it throws this body in subjection to God. We do not have
that materialize theophany body yet, but we can see why we CAN, "pull on our theophany"
and "feel our theophany", and we could say that we potentially have that body for we have
the soul/nature of God in us. ISAIAH 53:12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with
the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his
soul unto death: (pour out His blood His life on the cross)and he was numbered
with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the
And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.
Connecting us to God
There are three times in the scripture Melchisedec (a Word Body form) appeared on the scene.
He appeared to Abraham the first time, and next in Jesus Christ, and the last time to the
Bride. First time to Abraham, out of the Pillar of Fire step this priest (a person) called
Melchisedec The second time was in Jesus' day. After two thousand years, the Pillar of
Fire (Logos) was seen again many times around the prophet Brother William Branham. That
testified that Jesus Christ was being revealed as a theophany, a Word Body. Another way
of saying it is, a part of God/Christ was getting ready to be embodied into humans again.
We believe that bodily form now is the Presence of Jesus Christ in His people (Luke 17:30). That is
also why we can say we have a theophany body. The Word in us is apart of Jesus Christ
the Logos of the Word. QA HEBREWS PART 3 He took a rib from his side and made
him a helpmate, and that was Eve. She was made for the man and part of the man. She was
part of him in the beginning in the creation in the theophany. She was part of him down
here in this creation. She could not be divided in another creation; she had to be made
in the same creation. Now we see what's going on in our Message, we are adding
Word on Word, changing from Glory to Glory. II CORINTHIANS 3:18 But we all, with
open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image
from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. The glass is the mirror,
the Word. As we behold the Word, the Logos, the Presence of Jesus, we are changed into
Jesus Christ or Mrs. Jesus Christ, Christ and His church are one again. The Bride is the
feminine part of that plural characterizes of God from the very beginning.
THINGS THAT ARE TO BE Oh, but the other one is called my Father's house. "I'll go
and prepare a place for you, take you out of this pesthouse and deliver you unto My Father's
house." Amen. There you are. Take you out of this old earthly pesthouse... He's gone to
prepare a place, a perfect place, where no evil exist, no sickness exists, no old age exists,
no death exists. It's a perfect place calling you to that perfection, and you have to be
perfect to get there. The Bible said so. Jesus said, "Be ye therefore perfect even as your
Father in heaven is perfect." And it's a perfect Kingdom, so it must be a perfect people
come; because you have to stand and be married to a perfect Son of God; and you must be a
perfect Bride. So how can you do it through anything else but the perfect Word of God,
which is the Waters of separation that washes us from our sins. Amen. That's right. The
Blood of Jesus Christ... Think of it. The dripping, bloody Word (Amen.), the Blood, the--the
Word of God bleeding Blood to wash the Bride in. Amen. Yes, sir. She stands perfect, virgin,
unadulterated; She never sinned in the first place. Amen. She was trapped into it. See? There's
the Father's house that He's gone to prepare. After Calvary, is when Jesus when to
prepare a place for us (a Word body down throught the church ages). Jesus' death was a supernatural
event not a natural crucifixion. He was creating a Bride by fulfilling/making scriptures, and still is.
Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
In closing, we would like to point out two things that relate to this subject. (1.) Expounding
upon the Theophanies teachings, reveals the Oneness of the God Head. (2.) At the white
throne judgment, there will be many people given eternal life. How can they be given eternal
life if they never had eternal life with the Logos in the beginning? The answer is simple;
death will be destroyed, so they can not die.
I'm sure there is much more to this subject than what we have tried to covered here. But we do not want
to keep going in a circle, for God's word is a eternal subject and it will take
all of eternity to understand it. However, we will close with this quote:
WE WOULD SEE JESUS
In the beginning God was a Spirit. And all the fountain of goodness and mercy and power, and all the good things of love, God was the center of that fountain. And then the Logos that went out of God in the beginning become what we would call a theophany, or a--a supernatural body. God is just not like the air, but He's in a body. Moses seen Him pass and said it looked like the back part of a man, and so forth. And then that same theophany was made flesh and dwelled among us. And we beheld Him, the only begotten of the Father, Christ.
Eagle Christian Church ' P.O. Box 1510 LaVergne, TN 37086 USA
Pastor James Tidwell