The Alphabet, DNA, & Glory

by Ian Johnson

When I was in junior school my teacher taught me a sentence that I have never forgotten, It was "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" In that nine word sentence is every letter of the English alphabet. Something so simple holds the potential of the entire English language in its structure. But it's so simple most people overlook its significance. The DNA of that sentence holds the possibility to create every word in the English language. To become a Shakespearian play, a glorious worship song or a declaration of magnitude. Because every letter used in a constructive way has the potential to release greatness.

Something much greater is possible with the Church, it's so simple yet in its makeup contains the entire DNA of Christ. Let me explain. My friend Jon recently had a dream; in the dream he was in a very large theatre with many levels, a revelation dropped into his heart that he could access other levels by simply jumping up and flying to the next level. (By faith) He leaped up and easily made it to the next level; others below were saying can we come too? He said sure just take a leap of faith. This they did and they made it, some needing to be caught. Then he felt to jump to another level, when he got there sitting in a chair was an old lady with many well dressed men around her. The old lady I feel was the church, and those around her were the witnesses and Angels of heaven. When Jon arrived the old lady looked to her witnesses and they said; "its OK he knows Jesus" then she relaxed and was open.

Two things; first, many are going to higher levels of glory and when they go they will take and encourage many to go with them. Second, The Church was already at a very high level of glory she just didn't realise it; and almost seemed a bit confused when something fresh arrived. But the fact remains that she was already up there, in her was the potential of all of the DNA of Christ but she was in a theatre just watching an act.

What or who is the Church? The Church is the "ecclesia" or called out ones, in other words every one who names the name of Christ has all of the potential of Christ in them. The problem is we have a structure that promotes individual ministries, buildings and programs ahead of the DNA of Christ. I acknowledge the giftings within the DNA, most of all the five fold gifting of Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor & Teacher as found in Ephesians 4;11-13 And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers; for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ.

So we see the role of these giftings is not to control or rule but to mature and release "the Church" that is the called out ones or ecclesia; in other words all who name the name of Christ and confess him with their lips (Romans 10) So the role is to release every member of Christ's body because they have the potential for all that is found in Christ to be released through them, its not just a select few.

The Government is on the shoulders of Jesus; Isaiah 9:6 says For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. And the government will rest on his shoulders.

Each individual is responsible to the Government of Jesus and the giftings within that government are to release that governmental authority into the earth. It's a flat management structure not a pyramid. None of us will be able to stand before the Lord and say "I didn't do all that you asked me because my Pastor didn't let me" because Jesus has invested all His DNA into you; and he is asking for us to release this into the earth. So that the prayer "As it is in heaven; so shall it be on earth" is fulfilled.

D L Moody was a man who couldn't get the Church to share the vision given to him by the Holy Spirit to see Children released into all the potential of heaven. So he had to go outside the structure for a season and hire a warehouse to see the vision released. So much glory was being released in the Children and so many saved that very soon the parents came to see what was happening and suddenly because of Moody's obedience to the call Chicago was in revival. Sounds like the old lady in the early part of this message, once she saw it was Jesus she moved with it. But first D L Moody had to release the potential. It was Moody who said "The world has yet to see what is possible when just one man fully yields to Christ"

The supernatural realm of glory and all of heavens power is waiting on you right now to be released into this realm. The dreams, visions or revelations that have been given to you by the Lord may just be the next Chicago revival in waiting. The Church is you and all the other members of His body with you and each needs to function as directed by the Holy Spirit. There is great corporate power when all the members come together to release the DNA within and the 5 fold work with the Holy Spirit to see this happen. But its you who needs to release the DNA of Christ and jump to that next level by faith. The Body of believers will see it and move with you if its truly born in heaven.

For centuries the DNA of Christ has been caught up in structure, program pomp and ceremony and has since the first century not been truly released into this realm on a global basis. The Church flourished in its Jewish birth because the Synagogues just taught about the DNA and testimonies of its outworking. They then released individuals to live their messianic faith in the market place. Jesus was birthed over and over again in the marketplace. The blind saw the deaf heard and the dead were raised and the Kingdom expanded because the DNA of heaven in earthen vessels was released by faith.

Greek thinking honours man, Hebrew thinking honours the Lord.

Many are waiting for their Church to release the glory of the gospel, where as Jesus is waiting for you to release it. Jesus said "These things shall you do, and greater than these because I go to my Father in heaven" Jesus was our example, He released all the potential of heaven in the market place; and in the Synagogue he released the word to inspire all who heard to release the power of heaven in their lives.

The Bible declares that all the fullness of the Godhead was pleased to dwell in Jesus; well guess what? All of Jesus dwells in you! through the power of the Holy Spirit so all the DNA of the Godhead is waiting to be released in your market place.

We can remain as The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog type Christians or we can allow the Holy Spirit to unlock all the potential of heaven in us and see the Kingdom expand at supernatural speed like it did in the first century.

Jeremiah said of his call that it felt like fire shut up in his bones (20:9) that fire birthed zeal to see the will of God released. Dull or controlling structure is the enemy's greatest fire extinguisher. Faith birthed in an individual is the Lords greatest fire starter. Its time to release all the potential of heaven in you now.

Don't see this message as an attack on your Church because its not; Its an encouragement to see the passion of heaven released into the whole body and as a result see the Church take its place in Kingdom government on earth because all the potential of the DNA of Christ is about to be released in your Church, in your ministry and in you.