PROLOG II

How God Restores Sinful Man to His Spiritual Image and Level.

I will say several times in this book, “When a sinner truly repents of their sins, God instantly restores them to the SAME STANDARD/spiritual profile as He created sinless Adam! BUT man will never become God!!! When God finished creation, He said that in its entirety it was “very good!”
Genesis 1:31 And God saw everything that He had made, and behold, it was very good (suitable, pleasant) and He approved it completely. And there was evening and there was morning, a sixth day. AMP

But sin entered into the human race in Genesis chapter three separating man from God for all of ETERNITY!
Genesis 3:1-7 NOW THE serpent was more subtle and crafty than any living creature of the field which the Lord God had made. And he [Satan] said to the woman, Can it really be that God has said, You shall not eat from every tree of the garden? [Rev 12:9-11.] 2 And the woman said to the serpent, We may eat the fruit from the trees of the garden, 3 Except the fruit from the tree which is in the middle of the garden. God has said, You shall not eat of it, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.
4 But the serpent said to the woman, You shall not surely die, [2 Cor 11:3.] 5 For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing the difference between good and evil and blessing and calamity. 6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good (suitable, pleasant) for food and that it was delightful to look at, and a tree to be desired in order to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate; and she gave some also to her husband, and he ate. 7 Then the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves apron-like girdles. AMP
Romans 5:12 Therefore, as sin came into the world through one man, and death as the result of sin, so death spread to all men, [no one being able to stop it or to escape its power] because all men sinned. AMP

Scripture shares with us that man is the most important creature of God’s creation on earth much to Job’s exasperation.
Job 7:17-19 {Job tauntingly speaking to God} What is mere man that you should spend your time persecuting him? 18 Must you be his inquisitor {/examiner} every morning and test him every moment of the day? 19 Why won’t you let me alone-even long enough to spit? TLB

IF man is so important to God and man’s sin separated us from God for ALL of ETERNITY, how is God going to reconcile man back to Himself? There has to be some changes made by WHO – God or man for man to be restored?

Because God is unchanging:
Psalms 102:25-27 At the beginning You existed and laid the foundations of the earth; the heavens are the work of Your hands. 26 They shall perish, but You shall remain and endure; yes, all of them shall wear out and become old like a garment. Like clothing You shall change them, and they shall be changed and pass away. 27 But You remain the same {be unchanged}, and Your years shall have no end {You are ETERNAL!}. [Heb 1:10-12.] AMP
Malachi 3:6a For I am the Lord, I do not change;…. AMP

Then whose thinking has to change? Again, it is MAN’S! What is that change? And how does that change come about for YOU? And WHO is your change to reflect? God has provide a way to level the playing field between Him and us. How? This change can ONLY happen when an individual has a spiritual life transforming event take place in their personal life i.e. that is you’re being “Born Again” – accepting into your life Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and your continual striving to make Him your Lord God and Master of your life.
John 3:3-8 Jesus answered him, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, that unless a person is born again (anew, from above), he cannot ever see (know, be acquainted with, and experience) the kingdom of God. 4 Nicodemus said to Him, How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter his mother’s womb again and be born? 5 Jesus answered, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, unless a man is born of water and [even] the Spirit, he cannot [ever] enter the kingdom of God. [Ezek 36:25-27.] 6 What is born of [from] the flesh is flesh [of the physical is physical]; and what is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Marvel not [do not be surprised, astonished] at My telling you, You must all be born anew (from above). 8 The wind blows (breathes) where it wills; and though you hear its sound, yet you neither know where it comes from nor where it is going. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit. AMP
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any person is [ingrafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new {moral and spiritual condition} has come! AMP

For more information on the transformation of the new creation: http://www.TheMysteryoftheSuccessiveAgesofManRevealed.com

After we are “Born Again” and using the “sound mind of Christ,” we must FIRST be seeking His Kingdom and His peace as we live as a new spiritual creation of His righteousness in the kingdoms of the world with its god – Satan. You will always have God’s testing – trials and tribulation – in your daily life, but this is how God helps you to grow in your faith by helping you to learn how to love, trust, and obey Him! And you will be pleasantly surprised at the relatively ease with which you overcome these “bumps in the road” in your daily life as God helps you with His work to maneuver through the ever present, sin laden “mine field” called life!
Matthew 6:33-34 But {as a True Believing Christian, #1} seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and {#2} His righteousness (His way of doing and being right {while we must live in the kingdom of the world with its god – Satan!}), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides {all of the things you formerly sought after as a sinner will become less important} [in verses 19-32]. 34 So do not worry or be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will have worries and anxieties of its own. Sufficient for each day is its own trouble. AMP
John 15:4-5 Dwell in Me, and I will dwell in you. [Live in Me, and I will live in you.] Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without abiding in (being vitally united to) the vine, neither can you bear fruit {Your testimony helps bring sinners to Jesus Christ as their personal Savior.} unless you abide in Me. 5 I am the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in Me and I in him bears much (abundant) fruit {Proverbs 11:30, Daniel 12:3}. However, apart from Me [cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing. AMP
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed {Get rid of all the drama and chaos in your life!}; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.] AMP
John 16:33 I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.] AMP
Philippians 4:7 And God’s peace [shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. AMP

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