Every spiritual truth has a physical parallel.
If you understand the above statement you will have a head start over at least 90% of humanity.
This is because practically every spiritual force, law, or phenomenon has a physical expression through which it can be understood.
For example, when you study the power of God- we call it the anointing- you will find that the properties of the anointing are the exact same properties of electricity.
Electric current is one physical expression of the power of God.
Another example is when you look at the triune nature of God you will find the same trinity principle inscribed in practically everything we deal with on Earth.
The whole of creation is situated within a physical trinity or triangle- Matter, Time, and Space.
Then each of these three is further divided into three too.
Matter for example is divided into three states- Liquid, Solid, and Gas; everything we see, touch and feel on Earth fits into one of these three states.
Space is also divided into three. We live in and relate within a three dimensional world that has Length, Breadth, and Height/Depth.
Time is divided into three as well- Past, Present, and Future.
And there are many more examples of physical expressions of spiritual realities.
One of these expressions we will dedicate this discourse to is the concept of Chimerism.
Chimerism is the idea of having another person’s DNA inside a person’s body.
It can happen in a few different situations, for example, in people who get bone marrow transplants.
It can also happen when two embryos are in a womb and one gets absorbed by the other.
There are a couple of other ways this Chimerism can happen but let us first explain in a basic way what the concept means.
Chimerism is gotten from the root word- Chimera, the name of a mythological creature which was part lion, part goat, and part eagle. It was a creature that supposedly had the DNA of different animals, and from the concept of Chimerism we know it is possible for a biological entity to carry certain volumes of the DNA of another.
In fact in nature we see it happen a lot.
The Angler fish for example even goes beyond just bearing the DNA of another. In certain species of Anglerfish the male fuses into the female in mating and they eventually begin to share the same internal organs and bloodstream.
In different entities this sharing of DNA makes both parties look and behave alike.
How many times have we seen a couple who share the same mannerisms? How often have we seen a husband and wife that look like brother and sister?
I know a particular couple who laugh and sound exactly alike. The wife laughs just like the husband and even sounds like him.
There is a strong possibility you would have seen this something like this, or even maybe you and your spouse fall into this category.
The reason for this is fellowship.
All the activities that make fellowship between a man and his wife fuse them into one.
Interestingly what God uses to symbolise the relationship between Christ and the Church is marriage. He reserves sexual intercourse for marriage because it is a symbol of worship. It is the physical parallel of worship and this is why adultery is the physical variant of idolatry.
Worship is the deepest form of interaction and
it is this interaction with God that makes us continually get transformed into His image.
Before we delve fully into the worship of God and see how it transforms us and our circumstances completely let us take a look at how the worship of Satan does the opposite.
I can imagine someone reading this and saying, “But I don’t worship Satan”, kindly follow our direction and keep reading and you will then be in a position to decide whether you do or not.
Worshipping God gets us to exchange DNA with Him.
By the same token every act of worship of the devil will get you to exchange DNA with him.
There are things people do that put them in a place where they become progressively worse in personality, psyche, and state of being.
There are several of such things that destroy people progressively but I will talk now about just one.
In different studies, some researchers were looking for what’s called male microchimerism (when women harbor some amounts of male DNA). A number of them concluded the male DNA that existed in most of the women they saw was DNA they must have gotten from previous pregnancies that produced male children.
However, another group saw that a substantial percentage of women who had male DNA in them did not have male children.
They since concluded that one major and very frequent way male microchimerism happens in women is through sexual intercourse.
One major way that DNA is swapped is through the medium of sexual intercourse.
I had said that God used marriage to symbolize what exists between Christ and His Church. In this relationship what symbolizes worship in marriage is sexual intercourse.
Sexual intercourse is an act of worship, and every time you have illicit sex you open yourself for deposits- not only from your sexual partner but also from demonic forces; these demonic forces come in whenever there is illegality.
Sexual immorality changes your DNA in more ways than one.
There are not only physical alterations to your biological DNA, but there are psychological and spiritual adjustments that take place in both men and women.
There are forces in the unseen realm that steal people’s destinies as they get involved in these acts. Most adults know that in any sexual intercourse bodily fluids are exchanged; and the truth is that it is not only bodily fluids that are exchanged in intercourse.
Just like with the worship that it symbolizes there is an exchange that takes place in the spirit realm where good things are lost and evil things are picked.
I have seen people who through one act of sexual immorality have picked up habits that have plagued them for years afterwards. I have seen otherwise brilliant people start thinking and talking in very vacuous ways that reveal an entry of retardation in their thought processes, and this retardation always has an origin.
I have seen naturally pliable and calm people who were raised without any violence in their background manifest violent and destructive streaks of anger and vitriol while completely at a loss as to where such errant behaviour came from.
If you know any young man or lady who was always top of their class in high school and then suddenly started getting bad grades the first place to check is promiscuity. They must have touched a person with all sorts of baggage and then collected them.
There are many more people you see than you are aware of who are carrying tons of baggage that you cannot see.
And when you engage in sexual intercourse with them you transmit what problems you are carrying and then take theirs. The other problem here is even after you have transmitted it to them you will still retain the original problem you were carrying before you met them.
You can transmit spiritual baggage and still retain it.
That should not be difficult to understand because if you have ever transmitted a cold or cough to another person you still retained your original cold or cough, didn’t you?
The bacteria and viruses you pass to others you still retain. It’s commonsense, and that’s also how it works in the spirit.
This is why sexual immorality is particularly dangerous. Chimerism takes place in it and so those who indulge in it end up with far more baggage than they realize.
Now let us take a look at how Chimerism takes place in the worship of God.
“Nothing between us and God, our faces shining with the brightness of his face. And so we are transfigured much like the Messiah, our lives gradually becoming brighter and more beautiful as God enters our lives and we become like him.”
(2 Corinthians 3:18 MSG)
Worship causes Divine Microchimerism and causes the worshippers to swap DNA with God.
Worship opens portals that make Heaven intersect with Earth and it transforms the worshipper, creating a climate where you interact with He who is the Lover of our souls.
This is one of the reasons God prohibits idolatry. The worship of idols alters the worshipper’s DNA and ensures that they that worship them will be like them…
“Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands. They have mouths, but they do not speak; eyes they have, but they do not see; they have ears, but they do not hear; noses they have, but they do not smell; they have hands, but they do not handle; feet they have, but they do not walk; nor do they mutter through their throat. Those who make them are like them; so is everyone who trusts in them.”
But when you worship God you literally exchange your weaknesses for His strengths.
In Isaiah 40:31 the Bible tells us that “they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength…”
But the most interesting thing to me about that verse is the word “renew”. I am told that the original word in Aramaic or Hebrew is literally translated “exchange”.
So those who wait on God in worship will exchange their strength for His. Isn’t that mind blowing?
Worship is a spiritual experience that culminates in a transaction that will always favor the worshipper when the object of His worship is God Almighty.
There is another powerful thing about worship.
Worship is the proclamation of lordship.
The enemy cannot stand the worship of God because in his arrogance he seeks glory and it is this glory that he rebelled to get. So when the Lordship of Christ is proclaimed over any individual, family or community it dislodges him and reduces his influence there.
As worship rises continually and the Lordship of the King is proclaimed the enemy is continually and progressively dislodged until there is no space for him.
This is a mindblowing truth, and the next time you are tempted to sleep with someone you are not married to remember this, and well as when next you lift your hands to worship the King of kings and Everlasting Father.