How to Experience Bouncing Ball Life Here on Earth
I have coined the words bouncing ball life to explain metaphorically how Adam and Eve were living like bouncing balls here on earth before they fell considering that bouncing balls can be lifted into the air and and when they fall down, they bounce again into the air, fall, bounce, fall again and bounce. See Footnotes.
Adam and Eve were having very good time fellowshipping with God. Adam had the breath of life breathed into him through his nostrils by God Himself. “The LORD God formed the man from the soil of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.” (Gen 2:7) [NET] God breathed Himself into their bodies making them have complete dominion, ruling the animals, birds, fish, water, air and all elements of nature. They were not subject to laws of gravity or death nor limited by distance or time. They had power to visit any part of the Garden of Eden in a moment of time because God gave them dominion and authority to rule over all the elements of nature. God was in them and with them. When God is in you, He can airlift you and take you to wherever you want to go. The Holy Spirit airlifted Philip from Gaza to Azotus in a moment of time to preach Christ.
“An angel of the Lord spoke to Philip: “Get up and go south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” (This is the desert road.) So he got up and went. There was an Ethiopian man, a eunuch and high official of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was in charge of her entire treasury. He had come to worship in Jerusalem and was sitting in his chariot on his way home, reading the prophet Isaiah aloud. The Spirit told Philip, “Go and join that chariot.” When Philip ran up to it, he heard him reading the prophet Isaiah, and said, “Do you understand what you’re reading?” “How can I,” he said, “unless someone guides me?” So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him. Now the Scripture passage he was reading was this: He was led like a sheep to the slaughter, and as a lamb is silent before its shearer, so He does not open His mouth. In His humiliation justice was denied Him. Who will describe His generation? For His life is taken from the earth. The eunuch replied to Philip, “I ask you, who is the prophet saying this about — himself or another person?” So Philip proceeded to tell him the good news about Jesus, beginning from that Scripture. As they were traveling down the road, they came to some water. The eunuch said, “Look, there’s water! What would keep me from being baptized?” [And Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart you may.” And he replied, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.”] Then he ordered the chariot to stop, and both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, and he baptized him. When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord carried Philip away, and the eunuch did not see him any longer. But he went on his way rejoicing. Philip appeared in Azotus, and he was traveling and evangelizing all the towns until he came to Caesarea” (Acts 8:26-40 [HCSB]).
When sails of a ship are filled with air, they push the ship forward. When a ball or balloon is filled with air, the air inside the ball or balloon lifts the ball or balloon upwards, defying gravity. And balloons do not fall down to the ground. They land and take off because their life is in the air, tending upwards. “And the LORD shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the LORD thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them:” (Deut 28:13) [KJV]
If a balloon falls on the water, it cannot sink because it is not subject to the laws of gravity. It is unsinkable. If more air is pumped into it, it will be airlifted by that air from the water and pushed into the atmosphere. If a ball that is filled with air hits a stone or wall or ground, it bounces off from there and takes off into the air where it belongs. That ‘bouncing ball’ kind of life was the one that was being enjoyed by Adam and Eve when the breath of God was abiding in them: bouncing off obstacles and hurdles, bouncing off diseases, bouncing off the devil, bouncing off challenges, bouncing off curses/pain/death/thorns and thistles. They were unsinkable and untouchable. They were enjoying the best of health and eating the best foods in the world: the best fruits, the best green plants, everything good was available to them by God. “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moves upon the earth. And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to everything that creeps upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so” (Gen 1:27-30 [KJV]). That was paradise, heaven on earth. Is that not good news? Another name for good news is the gospel.
But that was before Adam and Eve sinned against God. After they disobeyed God, they were then chased out of their Eden home. God still has that very good plan of restoring the Kingdom of Heaven to mankind today for whoever believes and then God will breathe His breath of life into the nostrils of whoever repents of their sins so that they are filled with the Holy Spirit of God. And that is why Jesus Christ came to this world to restore to us that life that Adam and Eve lost. Adam and Eve lost the Kingdom of heaven but Jesus Christ came to restore to man the Kingdom of heaven which is also referred to as the Kingdom of God which both refer to the same thing: a kingdom or system of government that is ruled by God. “Now after John was imprisoned, Jesus went into Galilee and proclaimed the gospel of God. He said, “The time is fulfilled and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and believe the gospel!” (Mark 1:14-15) [NET]) “From that time, Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” (Matt 4:17 [KJV])
Jesus Christ brought to us the gospel of the Kingdom of heaven so that whoever believes in Him will be given the breath of life so as to have dominion over the elements of air, water and nature. He wants to abide in our hearts so that we can do all He was doing while He was here on earth and more. Jesus told His disciples that “I tell you the solemn truth, the person who believes in me will perform the miraculous deeds that I am doing, and will perform greater deeds than these, because I am going to the Father” (John 14:12 [NET2]). He wants us to be able to walk on water because He is unsinkable. Peter believed Jesus and walked on water, albeit for a short time, when Jesus invited him to walk on water. “And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be you, bid me come unto thee on the water. And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?” (Matt 14:25-31 [KJV]) Note that Peter did not sink but when he was beginning to sink, Jesus Christ the unsinkable one caught him and the sinking stopped.
Jesus wants us to be above the circumstances if only we believe in Him that He is the one sent from above to restore to us the Kingdom of heaven that Adam and Eve lost. If you accept Jesus the Son of the Living God into your heart as the Christ and as your Lord and God, He will breathe into your nostrils the breath of life (the Holy Spirit) to enable you to preach the gospel and destroy works of the devil in His name. If you believe in Jesus and in His power to restore to those who believe in Him the bouncing ball kind of life while you are here on earth, He is telling you that “All things are possible for the one who believes.” (Mark 9:23 [ESV2011]) including being carried in the air by the Holy Spirit from one city to another to preach the gospel without having to go through walking up and down the hills and the valleys. “Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning with this Scripture he told him the good news about Jesus. And as they were going along the road they came to some water, and the eunuch said, “See, here is water! What prevents me from being baptized?” And he commanded the chariot to stop, and they both went down into the water, Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him. And when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord carried Philip away, and the eunuch saw him no more, and went on his way rejoicing. But Philip found himself at Azotus, and as he passed through he preached the gospel to all the towns until he came to Caesarea” (Acts 8:35-40 [ESV2011]).
Jesus is so eager to give you His breath (His Holy Spirit) that He can do the unthinkable, what no man has ever done since the creation of the world so that those who believe in Him can also do the unthinkable: going through a brick wall to come to your midst. “Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. And when he had so said, he showed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord. Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:” (John 20:19-22 [KJV])
When Jesus was sending His disciples into the world to preach the gospel of the kingdom of heaven he told them to “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.” (Mark 16:15-20 [KJV])
God wants us to get that kind of life that He calls His Kingdom or the Kingdom of heaven brought down to us by Jesus Christ. God wants us to get that kind of life where the power of God will be breathed into our bodies to enable us bounce off diseases, storms, shame, frustration, temptations, poverty, accidents, demons and all manner of evil. A life of power of God working in us to enable us destroy all works of the devil in Jesus’ name. Power to cast out demons, heal the sick and destroying every yoke of the devil because Jesus the Anointed One or the Messiah shall anoint us with His anointing to enable us destroy every yoke that the devil will have put around our necks or around other peoples’ necks if only they believe. “And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden (i.e. the devil’s burden) shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing” (Isaiah 10:27) [KJV].
Most Christians today know very little about the anointing because when the Bible was translated into English, the translators failed to translate the Greek word Christ. And because of that failure instigated by the devil, a major revelation has been hidden from the Church. People began to use the word Christ as a title. Some even used it as if it was Jesus’ last name. But it is not. The word Christ is a Greek word Christos that is a translation of the Hebrew word Messiah. Translated into English, it means anointed or the Anointed One. It also refers to His anointing. The anointing is God’s presence. His essence. It is the thing that makes God be God. The anointing is God on flesh enabling flesh to do those things that are impossible for flesh to do. For instance, flesh cannot heal anyone. Even Jesus’ flesh could not heal anyone because it came from Mary. It was as human as hers. He had to wait until He was anointed with the Holy Spirit for Him to start doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil. Peter preaching Christ to a Gentile who had not heard of Jesus preached “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.” (Acts 10:38 [KJV]) And Jesus after overcoming temptations of the devil returned in the power of the Holy Spirit into Galilee confessed that “The Spirit of the Lord [is] upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor” Luke 4:14 [KJV]. The word anointed actually means to pour on, smear all over or to rub into. So Jesus was telling the people in Nazareth that day, ‘God is poured on, smeared all over and rubbed into Me.’ He was telling them from the book of Isaiah that He had come with the yoke-destroying, burden removing power of the Almighty God all over Him. His perfect, sinless flesh speaking the words of a perfect sinless God caused the Almighty God’s anointing to be poured upon Him without measure. When you are covered by the Holy Spirit, no demon can touch you. You are immunized against powers of the devil. “Because thou hast made the LORD, even the most High, thy habitation; There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. No evil shall happen to you, neither shall any plague come near your dwelling” (Psalm 91:9-10 World English Bible).
 The term ‘Bouncing ball life’ was coined by Felix Ngunjiri Gichuri, the author of Bouncing Ball Life book that was published in 2013 by Asaph Office Publications. The message that runs throughout the book reveals God’s plan for humanity: that we were created by God to worship Him after repenting and forsaking sin so that He can help us re-live the bouncing ball kind of life that Adam and Eve were living before they sinned in the garden of Eden. For more information on the book, buy the book from booksellers. you can also read related sermons by the author from his website www.bouncingballlife.co.ke or by typing in the google search the words Bouncing Ball Life to open the website.