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Naaman's body change

2 Kings 5: 9 - 12: So Naaman came with his horses and with his chariot, and stood at the door of the house of Elisha. And Elisha sent a messenger unto him, saying, Go and wash in Jordan seven times, and thy flesh shall come again to thee, and thou shalt be clean. But Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of the LORD his God, and strike his hand over the place, and recover the leper. Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? may I not wash in them, and be clean? So he turned and went away in a rage.

Naaman was a Gentile with leprosy; he represents Gentiles living in this world of sin.

Naaman came to the prophet Elisha with his horses and with his chariot, and with him ten talents of silver, and six thousand pieces of gold, and ten changes of raiment (2 Kings 5: 5); he thought that riches could purchase his healing.

Elisha the prophet sent a messenger to the door to greet Naaman and to deliver unto him a simple message of washing in the River Jordan seven times to receive divine healing for his body. The message that was delivered to Naaman was the “Shout” of 1 Thessalonians 4: 16; it was the message for the age sent by a vindicated prophet (Malachi 4: 5).

Naaman was angry with the message that he heard; he wanted to see the great performance of the first and second pulls (signs in the hand and discernment) of Brother Branham’s ministry; his heart was not yet receptive to the third pull (the revealing of the Word).

Naaman was offended with the third pull (1 Peter 2: 7 - 8: Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.); this attitude could have cost Naaman his body change.

The waters of Abana and Pharpar seemed much cleaner and fresher than the waters of Jordan, just as some denominational churches look better and cleaner than message churches, but the denominational churches will not cleanse a person; you must be dipping in the specified water for the age.

Naaman disputed the words of the prophet; he could not see that beneath the supposed muddy (misunderstood) waters of the Jordan lay a healing that would transform his body.

2 Kings 5: 13 - 14: And his servants came near, and spake unto him, and said, My father, if the prophet had bid thee do some great thing, wouldest thou not have done it? how much rather then, when he saith to thee, Wash, and be clean? Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God: and his flesh came again like unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.

Naaman’s servants represent the fivefold ministry (Ephesians 4: 11) that preached him a few sermons to expound the prophet’s message so that Naaman would have a clarity of understanding; Naaman was under the Voice (the teaching phase of the message) of the Rapture (the message Shout had already sounded).

Naaman’s eventual obedience to the prophet’s message changed his flesh like to the flesh of a young child. Naaman experienced a change in his body, just as the Gentile Bride will receive a glorified body; for by the new birth, flesh is becoming the Word.


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