14. GOD’S FOREKNOWLEDGE IMPLEMENTATION and RESTORATION OF REDEEMED MANKIND THROUGHOUT TIME AND HISTORY

INTRODUCTION – General Overview of this Study:

I believe for us to understand God’s IMPLEMENTATION and RESTORATION of REDEEMED MANKIND THROUGHOUT TIME AND HISTORY we MUST know Who Jesus Christ as God/Man truly and really is! I believe that throughout history Jesus Christ has NOT received the full recognition of just Who He is and what His ministry is. In other words, He has been SHORT CHANGED in His identity and ministry! All Christian cults, other religions of the world, and even some Christian Churches and their pastors and teachers do NOT give Him His rightful place in the Godhead as God/Man. I believe this MUST be corrected!!!

So how do we do this? Those that He has redeemed MUST initially and ABSOLUTELY have a PERSONAL relationship with Him as their personal Savior and during their lifetime sanctification process they MUST recognize Him as their Lord God AND Master! This will help us to truly know Who and what He is and Whom and what He represents!

Prayerfully this study will point you in the right direction to learn the TRUTH about Him and His ministry from BEFORE creation, then creation {Genesis 1:1-2}, then through the Old Testament, on to the New Testament, and then onto the end of the age.

There are CHAPTERS in this study that are edited versions from previous studies, but I fell that they must be included in this study to follow God’s timeline throughout all of history. This timeline does not contain absolute dates for His creation and in particular the origin of mankind. God’s concepts and foreknown plans for His creation originated from eternity – in the ERA BEFORE creation and time as found in Genesis Chapter One began. Then I will continue into His creation as found in Genesis Chapters One and Two throughout the history of the Old Testament to Christ’s coming to earth as a human baby some 2000 years ago giving us the New Testament. Then I will continue through man’s sinning and his redemption through one’s faith in the Name of Jesus Christ. Then on through His Second Coming on into His millennial reign and on into our future in eternity whether we will be with God in His Kingdom or in Hell with the Satanic trinity – the beast, and the false prophet {Revelation 19:20}, and the dragon {Satan Revelation 20:2}. Jesus Christ is real!!! Know Him and His ministry.

John 11:25-26 Jesus said to her, I am [Myself] the Resurrection and the Life. Whoever believes in (adheres to, trusts in, and relies on) Me, although he may {physically} die, yet he shall {spiritually} live; 26 And whoever continues to live and believes in (has faith in, cleaves to, and relies on) Me shall never [actually] {spiritually} die at all. Do you believe this? {I most certainly do!!!} AMP

Matt 25:46 Then they {the Unsaved and the so called Christian Make Believers} will go away into eternal punishment {in Hell}, but those who are just and upright and in right standing with God {the Christian True Believers} into eternal life with God.  [Dan 12:2.] AMP

Daniel 12:2-3 And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake: some to everlasting life {Christian True Believers} and some to shame and everlasting contempt and abhorrence {the Unsaved and the so called Christian Make Believers}.  [John 5:29.] 3 And the teachers and those who are wise {those who are saved} shall shine like the brightness of the firmament, and those who turn many to righteousness (to uprightness and right standing with God) [shall give forth light] like the stars forever and ever.  [Matt 13:43] {Verse 3 is a description of us the True Believers ministry/work to try to save the lost sinners and disciple them.}  AMP

2 Thessalonians 1:5-10 This is positive proof of the just and right judgment of God to the end that you {as the redeemed True Believers} may be deemed deserving of His kingdom [a plain token of His fair verdict which designs that you should be made and counted worthy of the kingdom of God], for the sake of which you are also suffering. 6 [It is a fair decision] since it is a righteous thing with God to repay with distress and affliction those who distress and afflict you, 7 And to [recompense] you who are so distressed and afflicted [by granting you] relief and rest along with us [your fellow sufferers] when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels in a flame of fire, 8 To deal out retribution (chastisement and vengeance) upon those who do not know or perceive or become acquainted with God, and [upon those] who ignore and refuse to obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ {These people are the Unbelievers and the so called Christian Make Believers}. 9 Such people will pay the penalty and suffer the punishment of everlasting ruin (destruction and perdition) and eternal exclusion and banishment {in Hell} from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power, 10 When He comes to be glorified in His saints [on that day He will be made more glorious in His consecrated people], and [He will] be marveled at and admired [in His glory reflected] in all who have believed [who have adhered to, trusted in, and relied on Him {ALL of us True Believers}], because our witnessing among you was confidently accepted and believed [and confirmed in your lives]. AMP

Revelation 13:1-10 [AS] I stood on the sandy beach, I saw a beast coming up out of the sea with ten horns and seven heads. On his horns he had ten royal crowns (diadems) and blasphemous titles (names) on his heads. 2 And the beast that I saw resembled a leopard, but his feet were like those of a bear and his mouth was like that of a lion. And to him the dragon {Satan Revelation 20:2} gave his [own] might and power and his [own] throne and great dominion. 3 And one of his heads seemed to have a deadly wound. But his death stroke was healed; and the whole earth went after the beast in amazement and admiration. 4 They fell down and paid homage to the dragon, because he had bestowed on the beast all his dominion and authority; they also praised and worshiped the beast, exclaiming, Who is a match for the beast, and, Who can make war against him? 5 And the beast was given the power of speech, uttering boastful and blasphemous words, and he was given freedom to exert his authority and to exercise his will for forty-two months (three and a half years).  [Dan 7:8.] 6 And he opened his mouth to speak slanders against God, blaspheming His name and His abode, [even vilifying] those who live in heaven. 7 He was further permitted to wage war on God’s holy people (the saints) and to overcome them. And power was given him to extend his authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation, [Dan 7:21, 25.] 8 And all the inhabitants of the earth will fall down in adoration and pay him homage, everyone whose name has not been recorded in the Book of Life of the Lamb that was slain [in sacrifice] from the foundation of the world. 9 If anyone is able to hear, let him listen: 10 Whoever leads into captivity will himself go into captivity; if anyone slays with the sword, with the sword must he be slain. Herein is [the call for] the patience and the faith and fidelity of the saints (God’s people).  [Jer 15:2.] AMP

IF YOU WILL LEARN FROM AND UNDERSTAND THIS STUDY, I pray and believe that you will know much more about Jesus and about us who are redeemed as True Believers and our relationship with God. This being said, we will be better able to witness our faith for Christ. Hopefully through your/my witness, it will help others to accept as to Who the ETERNAL Son of Man Jesus Christ is as their PERSONAL SAVIOR, LORD GOD, and MASTER and to know Who He really is as 100% God and 100% Man. As Jesus said in John 8:24, we MUST know who He TRULY is or else we will die in our sins! I do not want anyone to die as a sinner and spend eternity in HELL!!! God does NOT want anyone to die as a sinner! Hell is a horrible destination for one’s future eternal home!!!

1 Timothy 2:2-5 {God desires} For kings and all who are in positions of authority or high responsibility, that [outwardly] we may pass a quiet and undisturbed life [and inwardly] a peaceable one in all godliness and reverence and seriousness in every way. 3 For such [praying] is good and right, and [it is] pleasing and acceptable to God our Savior {Jesus Christ}, 4 Who wishes all men to be saved and [increasingly] to perceive and recognize and discern and know precisely and correctly the [divine] Truth. 5 For there [is only] one God, and [only] one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, AMP

Ezekiel 18:23 {Old Testament Scripture on God’s thoughts on sinners} Have I any pleasure in the death of the wicked? says the Lord, and not rather that he should turn from his evil way and return [to his God] and live? {I believe ALL Old Testament Saints who God declares as righteous are saved!} AMP

2 Peter 3:9 {New Testament Scripture on God’s thoughts on sinners} The Lord does not delay and is not tardy or slow about what He promises, according to some people’s conception of slowness, but He is long-suffering (extraordinarily patient) toward you, not desiring that any should perish, but that all should turn to repentance {and live eternally with Him}. AMP

I pray this study will help you to know God’s inception and plans for His creation of the universe and particularly mankind formed in the ERA BEFORE creation on into our future with our residing with God in His Kingdom through the end of the age. I believe that we MUST know God the Son Who He also is as the Son of Man Jesus Christ more intimately, completely, and above all as YOUR/OUR personal Savior, Lord God, and Master! I am believing MORE and MORE that knowing Jesus Christ INTIMATELY is our key to knowing and understanding God and our relationship with Him!

 

 

CHAPTER 1 – The ETERNAL ERA Before Creation Revealing the Four Persons of the Godhead

The first part of this study is about the ERA/age that is part of ETERNITY. PLEASE UNDERSTAND this ERA has NO BEGINNING NOR END and is from BEFORE creation – Genesis Chapter One of the Bible. Following are Scriptures that we normally use and refer to as “the beginning:”

Genesis 1:1 IN THE beginning God (prepared, formed, fashioned, and) created the heavens and the earth.  [Heb 11:3.] AMP {I have included:}

Hebrews 11:3 By faith we understand that the worlds [during the successive ages] were framed (fashioned, put in order, and equipped for their intended purpose) by the word of God {Who is the WORD OF God? Jesus Christ.}, so that what we see was not made out of things which are visible. {Please understand that the initial part of creation happened INSTANTLY, but there was parts of creation that happened during successive ages – different consecutive periods of time and history as illustrated by Job 38.} AMP

Job 38:4-7 {God talking to Job} Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Declare to Me, if you have and know understanding. 5 Who determined the measures of the earth, if you know? Or who stretched the measuring line upon it? 6 Upon what were the foundations of it fastened, or who laid its cornerstone, 7 When the {already created} morning stars sang together and all the sons of God {created angels} shouted for joy? AMP {The creation of the earth was during the successive ages of creation – Hebrews 11:3 above. Genesis 1:1 declares that God the Son/Jesus Christ created the heavens and the earth in the beginning, but this text declares the delayed creation of the earth possible by as much as “billions” of years later as witnessed by the created morning stars singing together, and all the sons of God [{created} angels] shouting for joy.}

Genesis 1:1 declares the beginning of creation, but does the Bible share with us another beginning?  And please WE MUST UNDERSTAND this “beginning” does NOT have a TRUE beginning/starting point nor end in history. Why? When did it happen? It was 1) BEFORE the creation of Genesis 1:1 when there was 2) NO time 3) NOR history just the FOUR Persons of the eternal Godhead living in the Kingdom of God in the Third Heaven. This included: 1) the eternal God the Father, 2) the eternal God the Son, 3) Who is also the eternal Son of Man Jesus Christ, and 4) the eternal God the Holy Spirit along with God’s amenities {comfort features/conveniences that I will disclose as we go along}. PLEASE REMEMBER THERE ACTUALLY IS NO BEGINNING NOR END in this ETERNAL ERA!

John 1:1 IN THE beginning {WHEN?} [before all time] {during this ERA in ETERNITY} was the Word 1) {the Son of Man Jesus} (Christ), and the Word was with God {2) {the Father and 3) God the Holy Spirit}, and the Word was God {4the Son} Himself.  [Isa 9:6.] {How many Persons of the Godhead are revealed in this text? FOUR} Here are some supporting Scriptures for Jesus Christ to be revealed and known as God:

Isaiah 9:6 For to us a Child is born {Jesus Christ}, to us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father [of Eternity], Prince of Peace.  [Isa 25:1; 40:9-11; Matt 28:18; Luke 2:11.] AMP

1 John 1:1 [WE ARE writing] about the Word of Life [in] Him {Jesus Christ} Who existed from the beginning {John 1:1-2} Whom we have heard, Whom we have seen with our [own] eyes, Whom we have gazed upon [for ourselves] and have touched with our [own] hands. AMP

John 1: 2 He {God the Son Who is also the Son of Man Jesus Christ} was present originally with God {the Father and God the Holy Spirit during this ERA of ETERNITY}. AMP {AGAIN, The FOUR Persons of the Godhead revealed! Jesus Christ revealed as a man.}

John 1:14 And the Word (Christ) became flesh (human, incarnate) and tabernacled (fixed His tent of flesh, lived awhile) among us; and we [actually] saw His glory (His honor, His majesty), such glory as an only begotten son receives from his father, full of grace (favor, loving-kindness) and truth.  [Isa 40:5.] AMP

I believe that many Christians mistakenly believe that John 1:14 is the FIRST time Jesus Christ was known as a man in creation – this is NOT true!!! He is eternally God/Man and was seen as a man numerous times in the Old Testament. His human appearances are known as theophanys which are a visible manifestation of God to man. In the Old Testament, any time God is visibly seen talking to a human, it is God the Son/Son of Man Jesus Christ EXCEPT FOR Moses and God the Father talking as God the Father put Moses in the cleft of a rock as He passed by in Exodus 33:22. PLEASE KNOW, UNDERSTAND, and REMEMBER THIS!

Jesus Christ is 100% God AND 100% Man! Did the Jews ever claim Jesus made Himself out to be God? What action did they try to take against Him? He did not have to claim to be a man to His people because they witnessed His physical life that He lived among them as He grew up. Following are some Scriptures that describe the Jews efforts to stone Christ because He claimed to be God:

John 10:30-33 {Jesus stated that} I and the Father are One. 31 Again the Jews brought up stones to stone Him. 32 Jesus said to them, My Father has enabled Me to do many good deeds. [I have shown many acts of mercy in your presence.] For which of these do you mean to stone Me? 33 The Jews replied, We are not going to stone You for a good act, but for blasphemy, because You, a mere Man, make Yourself [out to be] God {To this day the Jews everlasting testimony against Christ!}. AMP

John 8:56-60 {Jesus speaking to the Jews} Your forefather Abraham was extremely happy at the hope and prospect of seeing My day (My incarnation); and he did see it and was delighted.  [Heb 11:13.] 57 Then the Jews said to Him, You are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham? 58 Jesus replied, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, before Abraham was born, I AM.  [Ex 3:14.] 59 So they took up stones to throw at Him, but Jesus, by mixing with the crowd, concealed Himself and went out of the temple [enclosure]. {I AM in Exodus 3:14 is God’s eternal /name.} AMP

All of the above Scriptures are Jesus’ testimony as God, There are other texts whereby Jesus claimed to be God. NOW let’s look at some Scriptures revealing Jesus Christ as a Man:

Hebrews 2:14 Since, therefore, {these His} children share in flesh and blood [in the physical nature of human beings], He [Himself] in a similar manner partook of the same [nature] {human}, that by [going through] death He might bring to naught {nothing} and make of no effect him {Satan is absolutely powerless against Jesus} who had the power of death — that is, the devil  AMP

Hebrews 2:17 So it is evident that it was essential that He be made like His brethren in every respect, in order that He might become a merciful (sympathetic) and faithful High Priest in the things related to God, to make atonement and propitiation {Christ’s death paid the price} for the people’s sins. AMP

 

 

CHAPTER 2 – The DESCRIPTION of the ETERNAL ERA.

Very little is taught about this eternal ERA that is in eternity and is BEFORE the Book of Genesis and its initial creation. I believe this ERA was when there was just the FOUR eternal Persons of the Godhead. This ERA is when God the eternal Father did ALL of His writing and planning in His books for creation.

Let’s give definitions to some words:

1) There is ETERNITY which by definition is an ERA which has no beginning nor end. How is it described?

Ecclesiastes 3:11 He {God the Son/Son of Man Jesus Christ as Creator} has made everything beautiful in its time. He also has planted eternity in men’s hearts and minds [a divinely implanted sense of a purpose working through the ages which nothing under the sun but God alone can satisfy], yet so that men cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end. AMP

1 Thessalonians 4:17 Then we, the living ones who remain [on the earth], shall simultaneously be caught up along with [the resurrected dead] in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air; and so always (through the eternity of the eternities) {forever} we shall be with the Lord! AMP

1 Timothy 1:17 Now to the King of eternity, incorruptible and immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever (to the ages of ages {eternity of eternities/forever}). Amen (so be it). AMP

2)  God is ETERNAL – ALL FOUR PERSONS of the GODHEAD ARE ETERNAL – None of them have any beginning nor end!!!:

John 1:1-2 IN THE beginning {WHEN?} [before all time] {during the ERA in ETERNITY} was the Word 1) {the Son of Man Jesus} (Christ), and the Word was with God {2) {the Father and 3) God the Holy Spirit}, and the Word was God {4the Son} Himself.  [Isa 9:6.] 2 He {God the Son Who is also the Son of Man Jesus Christ} was present originally with God {the Father and God the Holy Spirit during this ERA in ETERNITY}. AMP

Genesis 21:33 Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba and called there on the name of the Lord, the Eternal God. AMP

Psalms 90:2 Before the mountains were brought forth or ever You had formed and given birth to the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting {eternity to eternity} You are God {the Son Creator}. AMP {Jesus Christ as God the Creator – Hebrews 1:2, John 1:3; Colossians 1:16.}

Isaiah 40:28 Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting {eternal} God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, does not faint or grow weary; there is no searching of His understanding. AMP

Hebrews 9:14 how much more shall the blood of {the eternal} Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? NKJV

1 Timothy 1:17 Now to the King of eternity, incorruptible and immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever (to the ages of ages {eternity of eternities/forever}). Amen (so be it). AMP

3) Scripture Shares with us that the eternal God inhabits ETERNITY all the while having great concern for the repentant sinner:

Isaiah 57:15 For thus says the high and lofty One {God}  — He Who inhabits eternity, Whose name is Holy: I dwell in the high and holy place {of My eternal Kingdom in the Third Heaven}, but {I also dwell} with him {a sorrowful sinner who} also {is a repentant person} who is of a thoroughly penitent and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble and to revive the heart of the thoroughly penitent{/repentant/sorry person} [bruised with sorrow for sin] {God’s compassion towards a sinner.}.  [Matt 5:3.] AMP

4) God’s Word is ETERNAL – It will stand forever. Where does It stand?

1 Peter 1:25 But the Word of the Lord (divine instruction, the Gospel) endures forever. And this Word is the good news which was preached to you.  [Isa 40:6-9.] AMP

Isaiah 40:8 The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.  [James 1:10, 11; 1 Peter 1:24, 25.] AMP {WHERE?}

Psalms 119:89 Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven [stands firm as the heavens].  [Ps 89:2; Matt 24:34, 35; 1 Peter 1:25.] AMP

Matthew 24:35 Sky and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away. AMP

5) The Kingdom of God which is in the Third Heaven and which also resides in us the redeemed – us who are saved. God’s Kingdom is ETERNAL:

2 Peter 1:11 Thus there will be richly and abundantly provided for you entry into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. AMP

Luke 17:21 {Jesus speaking} Nor will people say, Look! Here [it is]! or, See, [it is] there! For behold, the kingdom of God is within you [in your hearts {individually}] and among you [surrounding you {as Christ’s Body/Bride Church}]. AMP

I need to set a foundation upon which reveals this eternal ERA. There are two Scriptures that help us to get stared. One is from the Old Testament and the other is from the New Testament. They share the same truth about eternity but in quite different ways:

Psalms 139:16 {King David praying/speaking to God. How did he know these things?} Your eyes saw my unformed substance, {Your concept/plans for me and also for ALL future naturally conceived humans} and in Your book {of Life} all the days [of my life] were written before ever they took shape, when as yet there was none of them {God was writing His Plans for David and ALL naturally conceived humans during this ERA in His Book of Life for future reference for the Holy Spirit to participate in human procreation in the future. I believe God the Holy Spirit had God the Father’s books on creation including the Father’s Book of Life with Him as He hovered over the waters in Genesis 1:2}. AMP

Let’s tear this Scripture apart to look at Its different aspects. Remember:

Malachi 3:6 {God said} For I am the Lord, I do not change; that is why you, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed. AMP

Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ (the Messiah) is [always] the same, yesterday, today, [yes] and forever (to the ages). AMP

1)    Let me do some speculating – First God cannot change because of the great amount of His plans, and secondly the great length of time from their inception to their actually coming to fruition of being created. I wonder how King David got his insights about God’s ministry/work with humans from BEFORE creation, time, and history began? {I believe history began instantly after time began.}

2)    King David believed God had a foreknown concept, foreknowledge, and predestination of him during this ERA. Did God have a foreknown concept and predestination and of you/me during the SAME ERA? ABSOLUTELY!

3)    What do you/we know about God the Father’s BOOK of Life? Was/is your/my name written in it? Did God have personal concepts/plans/ foreknowledge about us from BEFORE TIME BEGAN? How long ago do you think this was in time i.e. years ago? Could it be “BILLIONS” of years ago? Astrophysicists guesstimate that the universe was created some 14 + or – billion years ago. They guesstimate that the earth was created some 4.5 billion years ago i.e. nine and a half BILLION years after the initial creation.  Remember, the ERA that I am sharing was BEFORE CREATION, TIME, and HISTORY however many years ago that might be!

4)    Scripture text verifying the creation of the earth at a successive age AFTER the universe was created and as witnessed by the already created stars and angels:

Job 38:4-7 {God speaking to Job} Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Declare to Me, if you have and know understanding. 5 Who determined the measures of the earth, if you know? Or who stretched the measuring line upon it? 6 Upon what were the foundations of it fastened, or who laid its cornerstone, 7 When the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy? {These are created things/beings witnessing the earth’s creation.} AMP

5)    I believe ALL naturally conceived humans have a God the Holy Spirit formed spirit within them. My belief about Artificial Insemination and In Vetro Fertilization is that when ANY human tinkers with natural human conception, they replace God the Holy Spirit and His ministry/work in human conception and the resulting offspring does NOT have a God the Holy Spirit formed human spirit within them. Our names were written in God’s Book of Life written by God the Father in the ERA BEFORE creation, time, and history began, and this could have been “BILLIONS” and “BILLIONS” of years ago!!!

Zechariah 12:1 THE BURDEN or oracle (the thing to be lifted up) of the word of the Lord concerning Israel: Thus says the Lord, Who stretches out the heavens and lays the foundation of the earth and forms the spirit of man within him: AMP

There is another Scripture from the New Testament that shares more information about what God’s preplanned ministry with humans was during this eternal ERA:

Ephesians 1:3-4 May blessing (praise, laudation, and eulogy) be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) Who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual (given by the Holy Spirit) blessing in the heavenly realm! 4 Even as [in His love] He chose us [actually picked us out for Himself as His own] in Christ before the foundation of the world {In the ERA from BEFORE the beginning of creation in the Book of Genesis. Is this predestination – Romans 8:28-31?}, that we should be holy (consecrated and set apart for Him) and blameless in His sight, even above reproach, before Him in love {by the individual sinner’s repentance and acceptance of Jesus Christ as their personal Savior, Lord God, and Master – by their being a “Born Again” adopted child of God.}

Let’s tear this Scripture apart to look at Its different aspects:

1)    God foreknew that man would sin, and our need for a Savior. God foreknew that not only humans would sin but also the angels. This is because of our similar intellect, free will, and spiritual natures that we were created with.

2)    What age did God “bless us with EVERY spiritual blessing that was/is available to man?” {The ERA BEFORE the creation of the universe.}

3)    Read verse 4 very carefully! Who is characterized in this verse – sinful man or redeemed man?

4)    What are some of redeemed man’s characteristics/ “STANDARD” from verse 4? More on this in CHAPTER 8.

5)    I believe the names of ONLY/ALL of the redeemed are written in the “Lamb’s Book of Life.”

Revelation 21:27 But nothing that defiles or profanes or is unwashed {NO Unbeliever or Make Believer} shall ever enter it {the New City of Jerusalem}, nor anyone who commits abominations (unclean, detestable, morally repugnant things) or practices falsehood, but only those whose names are recorded in the Lamb’s Book of Life. AMP

Revelation 13:8 And all the inhabitants of the earth will fall down in adoration and pay him homage {the antichrist}, everyone whose name has not been recorded in the Book of Life of the Lamb that was slain [in sacrifice] from the foundation of the world.

I believe Jesus was initially slain for the sins of the angels at the beginning of creation. Following are two “saved” angel’s/our brothers’ testimonies. Do they hold to the truths of God’s Holy Book – the Bible? YES!!!

Revelation 19:10 Then I {John} fell prostrate at his feet to worship (to pay divine honors) to him {the angel}, but he [restrained me] and said, Refrain! [You must not do that!] I am [only] another servant with you and your brethren who have [accepted and hold] the testimony borne by Jesus. Worship God! For the substance (essence) of the truth revealed by Jesus is the spirit of all prophecy [the vital breath, the inspiration of all inspired preaching and interpretation of the divine will and purpose, including both mine and yours]. AMP

Revelation 22:8-9 And I, John, am he who heard and witnessed these things. And when I heard and saw them, I fell prostrate before the feet of the messenger (angel) who showed them to me, to worship him. 9 But he said to me, Refrain! [You must not do that!] I am [only] a fellow servant along with your-self and with your brethren the prophets and with those who are mindful of and practice [the truths contained in] the messages of this book. Worship God! AMP

Psalms 103:20-21 Bless (affectionately, gratefully praise) the Lord, you His angels, you mighty ones who do His commandments, hearkening to the voice of His word. 21 Bless (affectionately, gratefully praise) the Lord, all you His hosts, you His ministers who do His pleasure. AMP

Hebrews 1:14 Are not the {saved/redeemed} angels all ministering spirits (servants) sent out in the service [of God for the assistance] of those who are to inherit salvation {Us the True Believers}? AMP

Let’s find out more about this eternal ERA that is in eternity and is BEFORE the Book of Genesis and its creation, time, and history. I believe this ERA was when there was just the FOUR eternal Persons of the Godhead. This ERA is when God the eternal Father did ALL of His planning for creation, and He wrote these plans in His books.

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts {concepts} and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome {your HOPE of eternal life and being with God after your physical death for all of eternity}. AMP

Titus 1:2 {Your} [Resting] in the hope of eternal life, [life] which the ever-truthful God Who cannot deceive {lie} promised before the world or the ages of time began {during the ERA before creation}. AMP

The Scriptures share with us about “the books” that I believe were written by God the Father during this eternal ERA, and contained ALL of His concepts/plans for His creation. How many books are there? I do not know for sure! But I do know of three – God the Father’s Book of Life which I believe contains the name of each and every naturally conceived human being, and the Lamb’s Book of Life that I believe contains the names of every person who was ever saved/redeemed plus the names of those offspring who were aborted or of a miscarriage or died before their age of accountability! And later a book of remembrance containing the names of those who reverenced and worshipfully feared the Lord and who thought on His name.

Revelation 20:12 I [also] saw the dead, great and small; they stood before the throne {of the Judge – Jesus Christ}, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is [the Book] of Life {written by God the Father during the ERA before Genesis 1:1}.  And the dead were judged (sentenced) by what they had done [their whole way of feeling and acting, their aims and endeavors] in accordance with what was recorded in the books. AMP

Revelation 13:8 And all the inhabitants of the earth will fall down in adoration and pay him homage, everyone whose name has not been recorded in the Book of Life of the Lamb that was slain [in sacrifice] from the foundation of the world {for the sins of the angels}. AMP

Malachi 3:16 Then those who feared the Lord talked often one to another; and the Lord listened and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him of those who reverenced and worshipfully feared the Lord and who thought on His name. AMP

Daniel 7:10 A stream of fire came forth from before Him {God the Son/Jesus Christ}; a thousand thousands ministered to Him and ten thousand times ten thousand {millions of angels} rose up and stood before Him; the Judge {Jesus Christ – John 5:22, 27; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Acts 10:42} was seated [the court was in session] and the books were opened. AMP

 

 

CHAPTER 3 – The Amenities Contained in God’s Living Quarters in His Kingdom in the Third Heaven.

I believe we now need to look at the amenities/facilities/conveniences that are available to God in His Kingdom in the Third Heaven – God’s abode in eternity. Did Jesus Christ create them in this eternal ERA? I do not know how they came into being! I believe God lives in MIGHTY SPLENDOR having ALL of the conveniences that He wants and needs to be available to Him!

This ERA contains several amenities/features of the area where God lives in the Kingdom of God in the Third Heaven which we can verify from Scripture:

1)    The Kingdom of God in the Third Heaven is where God lives in eternity:

Psalms 103:19 The Lord has established His throne in the {third} heavens, and His kingdom rules over all. AMP

John 18:36 Jesus answered, My kingdom (kingship, royal power) belongs not to this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My followers would have been fighting to keep Me from being handed over to the Jews. But as it is, My kingdom is not from here (this world); [it has no such origin or source]. AMP

2 Chronicles 6:21 So listen to and heed the requests of Your servant and Your people Israel which they shall make facing this place. Hear from Your dwelling place, {in the third} heaven; and when You hear forgive. {Please remember that God’s dwelling place CANNOT be in the created heavens which were created after time began – Genesis 1:1!}. AMP

2 Corinthians 12:2 I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago — whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows — was caught up to the third heaven. AMP

Isaiah 57:15 For thus says the high and lofty One — He Who inhabits eternity, Whose name is Holy: I dwell in the high and holy place, but with him [also who is of a thoroughly penitent and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble and to revive the heart of the thoroughly penitent [bruised with sorrow for sin].  {A sinner desiring redemption} [Matt 5:3.] AMP

2)    I believe that Eden the Garden of God and the Garden of Eden to be TWO SEPARATE GARDENS used at different times, places, and ways in history by God. I believe Eden the Garden of God is part of ETERNITY and was with God in His Kingdom in the Third Heaven in the ERA BEFORE creation {Genesis Chapter One}, and the Garden of Eden was with Jesus in the beginning of creation. I believe the amenities of God’s Kingdom in the Third Heaven were created by Jesus Christ and will always be there. I believe God’s Kingdom in the Third Heaven to be totally self-sufficient/ furnished for God’s use and enjoyment!!!

Ezekiel 28:13 {God speaking} You {Lucifer} were in Eden, the garden of God… {Satan had visited God in Eden the Garden of God in the Third Heaven. This is Jesus talking to Satan in the Garden of Eden AFTER the creation of the Garden in Genesis Chapters 2-3}. AMP

Genesis 2:8-9 And the Lord God planted a garden toward the east, in Eden [delight]; and there He put the man whom He had formed (framed, constituted). 9 And out of the ground the Lord God made to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight or to be desired — good (suitable, pleasant) for food; the tree of life also in the center of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of [the difference between] good and evil and blessing and calamity.  [Rev 2:7; 22:14, 19.] AMP

Genesis 3:8 And they {Adam and Eve} heard the sound of the Lord God {God the Son/Jesus Christ} walking in the garden {of Eden} in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. AMP

3)    To be a Garden, it must have had soil but it also needed water, light, and seeds for it to produce vegetation i.e. edible food for Jesus to eat, oxygen for Jesus to breathe, and beautiful flowers with their fragrances for God to enjoy. God can have whatever He wants in His Garden!

4)    There is a Throne in the Kingdom of God in the Third Heaven for God the Father and the Lamb to sit on with water gushing out to water the Garden and for Jesus to drink. {My question – How close is God the Father Who has a form [Exodus 33:21-23] to having the human form of a man? Jesus said if you have seen Me, you have seen the Father – John 14:8-10. God the Holy Spirit does NOT have a throne because He is OMNIPRESENT – able to be present anywhere and everywhere at ALL times. God the Father and Jesus Christ furnishes the light for the Third Heaven and the Garden. The Garden with its soil, water, light, and seeds is able to produce vegetation to eat, oxygen to breathe, and with much beauty and many fragrances.}

Revelation 22:1 THEN HE {the angel} showed me the river whose waters give life, sparkling like crystal, flowing out from the throne of God and of the Lamb. AMP

1 John 1:5 And this is the message [the message of promise] which we have heard from Him and now are reporting to you: God is Light, and there is no darkness in Him at all [no, not in any way]. AMP

John 8:12 Once more Jesus addressed the crowd. He said, I am the Light of the world {cosmos/universe}. He who follows Me will not be walking in the dark, but will have the Light which is Life. AMP

5)    We know from the Scriptures that Jesus ate and drank with numerous people while He was here on earth and also AFTER His resurrection. We also know there will be a “marriage supper” after Jesus’ Second Coming:

Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ (the Messiah) is [always] the same, yesterday, today [yes] and forever (to the ages). AMP

Revelation 19:7 Let us rejoice and shout for joy [exulting and triumphant]! Let us celebrate and ascribe to Him glory and honor, for the marriage of the Lamb [at last] has come, and His bride has prepared herself.  [Ps 118:24.] AMP

Revelation 19:8 She {The Bride/Saints of the Church} has been permitted to dress in fine (radiant) linen, dazzling and white — for the fine linen is (signifies, represents) the righteousness (the upright, just, and godly living, deeds, and conduct, and right standing with God) of the saints (God’s holy people). AMP

6)    I wonder if we the redeemed AND those in Hell will need food, water. clothes, shelter?

 

 

CHAPTER 4 – The BEGINNING of the SUCCESSIVE AGES of CREATION.

I would like to take us from the ERA in eternity from BEFORE Genesis 1:1 NOW to the BEGINNING of the implementing of God’s plans for His original creation. PLEASE follow along carefully:

Genesis 1:1-3 IN THE beginning God (prepared, formed, fashioned, and) created the heavens {There are THREE heavens. The first heaven which surrounds the earth is blue in color. The second heaven is humongous! It is space and contains ALL of the stars, their planets, black holes, etc. and is mostly dark except for the scattered stars and angels. These two heavens were created by Jesus Christ.  The Third HEAVEN is BEYOND creation, and is God’s ETERNAL Kingdom, Throne, and home. It is without beginning nor end.} and the earth.  [Heb 11:3.] 2 The earth was without form and an empty waste {This verse indicates that the earth, mankind, and other parts of creation are to be created/formed during “successive ages” of time and history}, and darkness was upon the face of the very great deep {space}. The Spirit of God was moving (hovering, brooding) over the face of the waters {and I believe He had the books that contained God the Father’s plans for His creation PLUS His Book of Life so God the Holy Spirit can be involved in every natural human conception.}. 3 And God said, Let there be light; and there was light {light was provided by God the Father and God the Son/Son of Man Jesus Christ, the stars, and a short time later the angels}. AMP

Hebrews 11:3 By faith we understand that the worlds [during the successive ages/consecutive periods of time in history] were framed (fashioned, put in order, and equipped for their intended purpose) by the word of God {Who is the WORD OF God? Jesus Christ.}, so that what we see was not made out of things which are visible. {Understand and know that creation did NOT happen all at once but happened during successive ages which are consecutive but different periods of time and history as previously illustrated by Job 38 and the stars and angels witnessing the formation of the earth in its designated spot in the original creation – Genesis 1:1.} AMP

I believe the last piece of creation to be created was mankind. Man was extremely prolific from his beginning throughout history. Many True Believers guesstimate that civilization was created by God as recently as about 6,000 years ago. Scientists using carbon dating guesstimate that modern man came into being about 200,000 years ago. Scientist guesstimate that over 100 billion people have been procreated over the centuries. How close are these facts to the truth? But what we do know is that man has TWO natures – physical and spiritual. Jesus Christ Who is 100% God and 100% Man and as man’s creator gave man his physical and spiritual natures:

Genesis 1:26-27 God said, Let Us [Father, Son, and Holy Spirit] make mankind in Our {physical} image, after Our {spiritual} likeness, and let them have complete authority over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the [tame] beasts, and over all of the earth, and over everything that creeps upon the earth.  [Ps 104:30; Heb 1:2; 11:3.] 27 So God created man in His own image, in the {physical} image and {spiritual} likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them.  [Col 3:9, 10; James 3:8, 9.] AMP

Genesis 2:7 Then the Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath or spirit of life {this is when Adam received his two natures}, and man became a living being.  [1 Cor 15:45-49.] AMP

PLEASE read the following texts carefully remembering that God the Son/the Son of Man Jesus Christ is creator of most BUT NOT EVERYTHING that is on the earth. Jesus Christ did NOT create the kingdoms/nations of the world except for the nation of Israel:

Hebrews 1:2 [But] in the last of these days He {God the Father} has spoken to us in [the person of a] Son {God the Son/Son of Man Jesus Christ}, Whom He appointed Heir and lawful Owner of all things, also by and through Whom He created the worlds and the reaches of space and the ages of time [He made, produced, built, operated, and arranged them in order]. AMP

John 1:3 All things were made and came into existence through Him {God the Son/Son of Man Jesus Christ}; and without Him was not even one thing made that has come into being. AMP

Colossians 1:16 For it was in Him {God the Son/Son of Man Jesus Christ} that all things were created, in heaven and on earth, things seen and things unseen, whether thrones, dominions, rulers, or authorities; all things were created and exist through Him [by His service, intervention] and in and for Him. AMP

God the Son/Son of Man Jesus Christ created/formed ONLY the nation of Israel:

Isaiah 43:1 BUT NOW [in spite of past judgments for Israel’s sins], thus says the Lord, He Who created you, O Jacob, and He Who formed you, O Israel: Fear not, for I have redeemed you [ransomed you by paying a price instead of leaving you captives]; I have called you by your name; you are Mine. AMP

If God the Son created ONLY Israel, how did the other nations of the world come into being? How did Satan become known as “the god of this world?” Who were his cohorts that helped him become “the god of this world?” Did he confront Jesus as to who was the proprietor of the kingdoms/nations of the world? Please know and understand that Jesus will combine the nations/kingdoms of the world into Hs Kingdom at His millennial reign.

2 Corinthians 4:4 For the god of this world has blinded the unbelievers’ minds [that they should not discern the truth], preventing them from seeing the illuminating light of the Gospel of the glory of Christ (the Messiah), Who is the {spiritual} Image and {physical} Likeness of God. AMP

Matthew 4:8-10 Again, the devil took Him {Jesus Christ} up on a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and the glory (the splendor, magnificence, preeminence, and excellence) of them. 9 And he {Satan} said to Him, These things {the world’s kingdoms/nations except for the nation of Israel}, all taken together, I will give You {THEY ARE MINE TO GIVE!}, if You will prostrate Yourself before me and do homage and worship me. 10 Then Jesus said to him, Begone, Satan! For it has been written, You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him alone shall you serve.  [Deut 6:13.] AMP

Luke 4:5-8 Then the devil took Him up to a high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the habitable world in a moment of time [in the twinkling of an eye]. 6 And he said to Him, To You I will give all this power and authority and their glory (all their magnificence, excellence, preeminence, dignity, and grace), for it has been turned over to me, and I give it to whomever I will. 7 Therefore if You will do homage to and worship me [just once], it shall all be Yours. 8 And Jesus replied to him, Get behind Me, Satan! It is written, You shall do homage to and worship the Lord your God, and Him only shall you serve.  [Deut 6:13; 10:20.] AMP

Revelation 11:15 The seventh angel then blew [his] trumpet, and there were mighty voices in heaven, shouting, The dominion (kingdom, sovereignty, rule) of the world has now come into the possession and become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ (the Messiah), and He shall reign forever and ever (for the eternities of the eternities)!  [Ps 22:28; Dan 7:13, 14, 27.] {Christ shall govern the united kingdoms/nations of the world during His reign.} AMP

Daniel 7:13-14 I saw in the night visions, and behold, on the clouds of the heavens came One like a Son of man, and He came to the Ancient of Days and was presented before Him. 14 And there was given Him [the Messiah] dominion and glory and kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion which shall not pass away, and His kingdom is one which shall not be destroyed.  [Rev 5:1-10.] AMP

2 Corinthians 11:13-15 {Paul speaking} For such men {Unbelievers and Christian Make Believers – ALL followers of Satan} are false apostles [spurious, counterfeits], deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostles (special messengers) of Christ (the Messiah). 14 And it is no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light; 15 So it is not surprising if his servants {Unbelievers and Christian Make Believers} also masquerade as ministers of righteousness. [But] their end will correspond with their deeds. AMP

 

 

CHAPTER 5 – The Creation of Mankind With BOTH A Physical And A Spiritual Nature.

In this first part of this Chapter I will refresh our memories about God the Son/Son of Man Jesus Christ creating man with BOTH a physical and a spiritual nature. We will review Adam and Eve’s sinning, then we will proceed with reviewing everyone’s need for being “Born Again,” and the last part will be our new but not really our NOT so new “STANDARD” of God {2 Corinthians 5:17}!

The creation of man/Adam with BOTH a physical and spiritual nature. Please remember that God the Son/Son of Man Jesus Christ is the creator of ALL things!

Genesis 1:26-27 God said, Let Us [Father, Son, and Holy Spirit {including the Son of Man – Jesus Christ}] make mankind in Our {spiritual} image, after Our {physical} likeness, and let them have complete authority over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the [tame] beasts, and over all of the earth, and over everything that creeps upon the earth.  [Ps 104:30; Heb 1:2; 11:3.] 27 So God created man in His own image, in the {spiritual} image and {physical} likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them.  [Col 3:9, 10; James 3:8, 9.] AMP

Hebrews 1:2 [But] in the last of these days He {God the Father} has spoken to us in [the person of a] Son {of God/Son of Man Jesus Christ}, Whom He appointed Heir and lawful Owner of all things, also by and through Whom He created the worlds and the reaches of space and the ages of time [He {Jesus Christ} made, produced, built, operated, and arranged them in order]. AMP

God the Son’s creating of Man and then His forming Eve from Adam’s side. It is important to remember that God di d NOT create Eve from the dust of the ground:

Genesis 2:7 And the Lord God {Jesus Christ Who is 100% God and 100% Man} formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. NKJV

Genesis 2:18 Now the Lord God said, It is not good (sufficient, satisfactory) that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper mate (suitable, adapted, complementary) for him. AMP

Genesis 2:20-25 And Adam gave names to all the livestock and to the birds of the air and to every [wild] beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found a helper mate (suitable, adapted, complementary) for him. 21 And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam; and while he slept, He took one of his ribs or a part of his side and closed up the [place with] flesh. 22 And the rib or part of his side which the Lord God had taken from the man He built up and made into a woman, and He brought her to the man. 23 Then Adam said, This [creature] is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of a man. 24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and shall become united and cleave to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.  [Matt 19:5; 1 Cor 6:16; Eph 5:31-33.] 25 And the man and his wife were both naked and were not embarrassed or ashamed in each other’s presence. AMP

Scripture explains the order of the physical nature and then the spiritual nature of mankind:

1 Corinthians 15:44, 46 It {the naturally conceived human body} is sown a natural (physical) body; it is raised a supernatural (an eternal spiritual) body. [As surely as] there is a physical body, there is also a spiritual body. 46 But it is not the spiritual life which came first, but the physical and then the spiritual. AMP

1 Corinthians 15:48-49 Now those {naturally conceived humans} who are made of the dust are like him who was first made of the dust (earthly-minded) {Adam}; and as is [the Man {Jesus Christ}] from heaven, so also [are those] who are of heaven (heavenly-minded). 49 And just as we have borne the image [of the man{/Adam}] of dust, so shall we and so let us also bear the {physical and spiritual} image [of the Man {Jesus Christ}] of {the third} heaven. AMP {Please read 1 Corinthians 15:42-58.}

What are the parts of a human being?

1 Thessalonians 5:23 And may the God of peace Himself sanctify you through and through [separate you from profane things, make you pure and wholly consecrated to God]; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved sound and complete [and found] blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah). AMP

How does a human obtain a spirit? Please remember that ONLY NATURALLY CONCEIVED humans have a God formed spirit within them!!!

Zechariah 12:1 THE BURDEN or oracle (the thing to be lifted up) of the word of the Lord concerning Israel: Thus says the Lord, Who stretches out the heavens and lays the foundation of the earth and forms the spirit of man within him: AMP

Numbers 16:22 And they fell upon their faces, and said, O God, the God of the spirits of all {human} flesh, shall one man sin and will You be angry with all the congregation?  AMP

There are numerous examples of natural human conception in the Bible. The first two are found in Genesis and notice Who is given credit for helping with those pregnancies – God the Holy Spirit using God the Father’s Book of Life:

Genesis 4:1 AND ADAM knew {had sexual intercourse with} Eve as his wife, and she became pregnant and bore Cain; and she said, I have gotten and gained a man with the help of the Lord {How did she know this?}. AMP

Genesis 4:25 And Adam’s wife again became pregnant, and she bore a son and called his name Seth. For God, she said, has appointed for me another child instead of Abel, for Cain slew him. AMP

I believe with God’s help Adam and Eve are the parents of the beginning of the generations of the peoples of the kingdoms/nations of the world:

Isaiah 41:4 Who has prepared and done this, calling forth and guiding the destinies of the generations [of the {peoples of the} nations] from the beginning? I, the Lord — the first [existing before history began] and with the last [an ever-present, unchanging God] — I am He. AMP

 

 

CHAPTER 6 –Satan Originally Sinned Eons BEFORE he Caused Eve to Sin.

He was cast to earth acting like an animal seeking prey to devour:

1 Peter 5:8 Be well balanced (temperate, sober of mind), be vigilant and cautious at all times; for that enemy of yours, the devil, roams around like a lion roaring [in fierce hunger], seeking someone to seize upon and devour. AMP

Many True Believers including myself believe the following texts are veiled references for Lucifer:

Isaiah 14:12-14 How have you fallen from heaven, O light-bringer and daystar, son of the morning {Lucifer}! How you have been cut down to the ground, you who weakened and laid low the nations [O blasphemous, satanic king of Babylon!] 13 And you said in your heart, I will ascend to heaven; I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will sit upon the mount of assembly in the uttermost north. 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High {Satan’s pride exhibited with “five I will”}. AMP

Ezekiel 28:13-17 {God talking to Satan} You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering, the carnelian, topaz, jasper, chrysolite, beryl, onyx, sapphire, carbuncle, and emerald; and your settings and your sockets and engravings were wrought in gold. On the day that you were created they were prepared.  [Gen 3:14,15; Isa 14:12-15; Matt 16:23.]

14 You were the anointed cherub that covers with overshadowing [wings], and I set you so. You were upon the holy mountain of God; you walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire [like the paved work of gleaming sapphire stone upon which the God of Israel walked on Mount Sinai].  [Ex 24:10.] 15 You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created until iniquity and guilt were found in you. 16 Through the abundance of your commerce you were filled with lawlessness and violence, and you sinned; therefore I cast you out as a profane thing from the mountain of God and the guardian cherub drove you out from the midst of the stones of fire. 17 Your heart was proud and lifted up because of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor. I cast you to the ground; I lay you before kings that they might gaze at you. AMP

Satan then found his prey on earth – Eve.

Genesis 3:1-7 NOW THE serpent {Satan} 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 {Eve}, 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 {Eve is lying about the touching! Compare to what God said to Adam in Genesis 2:15-17 }}, 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

 

I believe ALL naturally conceived humans are sinners after the age of accountability, but God desires to redeem them:

Romans 3:23 Since all have sinned and are falling short of the honor and glory which God bestows and receives. AMP

Romans 6:23 For the wages which sin pays is death, but the [bountiful] free gift of God is eternal life through (in union with) Jesus Christ our Lord. AMP

 

 

CHAPTER 7 – God’s Process for Redeeming Man:

I am going out on a limb. This is how important I believe it is to truly understand and know who and what created sinless Adam represents! I firmly believe that when God redeems a sinful person, He returns that person to the very essence that original created sinless Adam had. Created sinless Adam was/is the epitome or “STANDARD” for ALL naturally conceived mankind. This “STANDARD” was lost when Adam sinned, but is restored when a sinner is truly “Born Again” and will be fully revealed in CHAPTER 8. Jesus Christ as God is sinless and has the SAME “STANDARD” as Adam!

I have had this knowledge for some 30 years, but I was not capable of making the full connection of its wisdom back to created sinless Adam until recently. I hope you are NOT as dense as I am!

This is MY TESTIMONY: I would like to share something that happened to me some 30 years ago. Listen very carefully to what I share and tell me what you think God shared with me. In the early 1990s, I was sitting at my desk working on my computer, and I began to ponder out loud about the material that I am about to share with you. The question that I was pondering was, “Who was I as a new creation?” I vividly remember asking God, “As a new creation, could I be like original Adam {with the SAME attributes/characteristics as he had} BEFORE he sinned?” Instantly God shot back in an audible voice, “Would I have more than ONE “STANDARD?” {PLEASE also know and remember that Jesus Christ as God/Man is of the SAME “STANDARD” because He NEVER SINNED!!!}

Now I knew the answer to His question was “NO!!!” But I did not know exactly what He meant by His use of “STANDARD?” The word “STANDARD” was NOT part of my everyday vocabulary!  As I have continued to study and pray about this experience, I came to know that the word STANDARD could best be defined from a worldly point of view as “the ultimate or very best example of a particular item/product to which we compare other similar items/products.” Many individual items/products are held up to their STANDARD for comparison.

The problem with the worldly STANDARDS is that they keep changing. We used to have the monetary GOLD STANDARD but in recent years gold has been replace by Platinum. The Rolex wrist watch used to be the STANDARD for wrist watches, but it has been replaced by jewel encrusted electric or self-winding watches. Mercedes Benz used to be STANDARD for automobiles but it has been replaced by 100 thousand dollar electric cars. There are even Christian Brothers and Sisters who profusely claim the King James Version of the Bible is the ONLY STANDARD translation for Bibles. With all of the newer and different translations that are available, this has changed too. What I am trying to show you is that the STANDARDS that are of the world and even Bibles keep changing.

But the “STANDARD” that God created in original sinless Adam does NOT change but remains the SAME throughout time because God does not change:

Malachi 3:6 For I am the Lord, I do not change…; AMP

And God’s “STANDARD” is restored when sinful man is truly redeemed! God‘s “STANDARD” could best be described when He said that everything He created was VERY GOOD!!!, and gave His approval of it.

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

 

Let me continue with my testimony. Now I did something quite stupid, I began to look for Scriptures that said original Adam was created without sin. I could not find any nor could I find ANY attributes or characteristics about original Adam. I finally realized that God created Adam according to His VERY OWN “STANDARD” with BOTH His physical form and spiritual image! To show you how slow of thinking I am, I finally began to know and understand that some of the preceding Scriptures of this study revealed man’s sinning, and his need of a Savior which could only be overcome by the sinner being “Born Again” as an adopted child of God in order to have eternal victory over his sin and eternal life with God:

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

Ephesians 1:5 For He foreordained us (destined us, planned in love for us) to be adopted (revealed) as His own children through Jesus Christ, in accordance with the purpose of His will [because it pleased Him and was His kind intent] AMP

 

 

CHAPTER 8 – Who and What Is Our New “STANDARD” As A NEW CREATION In Christ?

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 has come! AMP

PLEASE THINK ABOUT THIS! I believe it is NOT easy to tell if a person is truly “Born Again” and has a renewed spirit UNLESS their way of life starts to visibly change. As 2 Corinthians 5:17 states the old MORAL and SPIRITUAL condition {our old sinful nature} has passed away when a sinner is “BORN AGAIN,” but the question is, “WHAT IS OUR FRESH AND NEW NATURE?” WHAT HAPPENS TO US IN OUR TRANSFORMATION?

Is there any example in nature that illustrates what happens when a “sinner is Born Again?” I believe the example of an ugly spiny caterpillar being morphed/changed into a beautiful butterfly is about as close a “physical example” of the change that takes place when a sinner is so beautifully “spiritually supernaturally Born Again.” The following text about being “Born Again” and shares this as a spiritual supernatural rebirth/phenomenon which is the work of God the Holy Spirit in the transformation of a “sinners” life.

John 3:3-8 Jesus answered him {Nicodemus}, 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 {that lives in those who are truly “Born Again” – Luke 17:21}. 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

ALL TRUE BELIEVERS PARTAKE of the SAME partial “STANDARD” that God has! When YOU accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, God instantly restored you/me with the SAME “STANDARD/”attributes/characteristic as original sinless Adam. This “STANDARD” is that you are without sin, righteous, perfect, holy, pure, and blessed. BUT THERE IS A CATCH TO YOUR NEW NATURE – YOU/WE HAVE A MINISTRY/WORKS THAT GOES WITH EACH NEW CHARACTERISTIC OF OUR NEW “STANDARD!” You as a new creation AND your/our ministry of reconciliation back to God is partially revealed to us in the text that goes with when a sinner is grafted into Christ as their personal Savior they also partake of His partial “STANDARD” as God:

Corinthians 5:17-20 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 has come! 18 But all things are from God, Who through Jesus Christ reconciled us to Himself [received us into favor, brought us into harmony with Himself] and gave to us the ministry of reconciliation [that by word and deed we might aim to bring others into harmony with Him]. 19 It was God [personally present] in Christ, reconciling and restoring the world to favor with Himself, not counting up and holding against [men] their trespasses [but cancelling them], and committing to us the message of reconciliation (of the restoration to favor). 20 So we are Christ’s ambassadors, God making His appeal as it were through us. We [as Christ’s personal representatives] beg you for His sake to lay hold of the divine favor [now offered you] and be reconciled to God. AMP

There are six awesome things that instantly spiritually transforms you to make you a “new creation AND creature” in Christ. I pray that you can understand their implications of the spiritual principles and the spiritual mystery that has instantly taken place inside of you as a “True Believer” and incorporate them into your life! Please pray about you as a new spiritual creature using the “sound mind of Christ!” It is awesome! And if you have to reread this study to understand it, do it! Do not be “short changed!” We MUST LEVEL the mind field between us and God!

1 Corinthians 2:16 For WHO HAS KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD, THAT HE WILL INSTRUCT HIM? But we have the {sound} mind of Christ. NASU

2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. NKJV

Following is your new spiritual “STANDARD”/Kingdom of God Spiritual Profile. “STANDARD” is the word God used when He shared with me some 30 years ago when I asked Him, “If I as a “Born Again” Saint, could be like original Adam and Jesus i.e. without sin?” His audible answer was in the form of a question, “Would I have more than ONE “STANDARD?” My answer to Him was “Of course NOT!” God does NOT show favoritism! He treats every new creation exactly the SAME!

What we MUST realize is that our new “STANDARD” IS PARTIALLY OF THE “STANDARD” OF GOD!!! Us “Born Again”/redeemed sinners will NEVER be God, but as this study moves along, you will learn that we absolutely do have SOME of the SAME “STANDARD” as God!

Acts 10:34-35 And Peter opened his mouth and said: Most certainly and thoroughly I now perceive and understand that God shows no partiality {favoritism – NIV} and is no respecter of persons, 35 But in every nation he who venerates{/worships} and has a reverential fear for God, treating Him with worshipful obedience and living uprightly, is acceptable to Him and sure of being received and welcomed [by Him]. AMP

ALL True Believers are instantly imputed with this SAME spiritual “STANDARD /”Kingdom of God Spiritual Profile when they become a “new spiritual creation” in Christ. ALL “True Believers” have the SAME new spiritual “STANDARD” which can be identified as, “A person having new exalted individual spiritual characteristics that are Christ like, acceptable to God, and of the SAME partial ‘STANDARD’ as God.” ALL of us Christians also have the SAME “Kingdom of God Spiritual Profile” which can be defined as, “A set of exalted spiritual characteristics that identify a group of people – the Bride Church of Christ.” Let me repeat this again, ALL of us True Believers as a new spiritual creature have this SAME partial spiritual “STANDARD”/Spiritual Profile as God! We are ALL spiritually the SAME!!! You/we MUST truly understand this!!! WE will NEVER BE GOD, BUT WE MUST LEARN TO LIVE A CHRISTLIKE LIFE DAILY!!!   YOU/WE MUST learn to live this Kingdom of God teaching {Kingdom Teaching} while living here in God’s Kingdom here on earth {Kingdom Living}!!!

Luke 17:21 Nor will people say, Look! Here [it is] {the Kingdom of God}! or, See, [it is] there! For behold, the kingdom of God is within you [in your hearts] {of EACH adopted child of God} and among you [surrounding you] {TOTALLY encapsulating Christ’s Bride Church}. AMP

 

Following are the six of your exalted new spiritual characteristics. Each characteristic is represented by a number, its Scriptural confirmation by the letter “a,” and your ministry/works in the Kingdom of God {Ephesians 2:10} that goes with each one by the letter “b.”

Ephesians 2:10 For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time {BEFORE creation Genesis 1:1 began}], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live]. AMP

These six characteristics intertwine/intermix with each other in such a way that you cannot have one without having them all! You/we are a new “complete spiritual package.” Please remember that each characteristic is designated as a number, its Scriptural confirmation is the letter “a,” and our ministry/works by the letter “b.”

As a new creation in Christ, God now looks at you/us through His “STANDARD” as being:

1) Without sin – without having the stain on your life caused by sin {Isaiah 1:18 see below}. Scripturally confirmed by:

  1. a)     The 2 Corinthians 5:17, 19Therefore if any person is [ingrafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new {spiritual} creature altogether); the old [previous moral and {demonic} spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new {moral and Godly spiritual condition} has come! 19 It was God [personally present] in Christ, reconciling and restoring the world to favor with Himself, not counting up and holding against [men] their trespasses {sins} [but canceling them], and committing to us the message of reconciliation (of the restoration to favor). AMP
  2. b)    2 Corinthians 5:18, 20But all things are from God, Who through Jesus Christ reconciled us to Himself [received us into favor, brought us into harmony with Himself] [and gave to us the ministry of reconciliation that by word and deed we might aim to bring others into harmony with Him {They become “Born Again.”}].

20 So we are Christ’s ambassadors, God making His appeal as it were through us. We [as Christ’s personal representatives] beg you for His sake to lay hold of the divine favor [now offered you] and be reconciled to God. AMP

Isaiah 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, says the Lord. Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as {fresh fallen glistening} snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be like wool {as a new creation AND a new creature/human being}. AMP

2) Your/our being righteous – us being morally upright people who are without blemish:

  1. a) Philippians 3:9And that I may [actually] be found and known as in Him, not having any [self-achieved] righteousness that can be called my own, based on my obedience to the Law’s demands (ritualistic uprightness and supposed right standing with God thus acquired), but possessing that [genuine righteousness] which comes through faith in Christ (the Anointed One), the [truly] right standing with God which comes from God by [saving] faith. AMP
  2. b)    Luke 12:31{Our ministry/works are to} Only aim at and strive for and seek His kingdom, and all these things shall be supplied to you also. AMP

3) Your/our being perfect – without any imperfections/a masterpiece of complete and total perfection:

  1. a) Hebrews 12:23to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written {in the Book of Life} in {the third} heaven. You have come to God, the judge of all men, to the spirits of righteous men made perfect. NIV
  2. b) Matthew 5:48You, therefore, must be perfect [growing into complete maturity of godliness in mind and character, having reached the proper height of virtue and integrity], as your heavenly Father is perfect. [Leviticus 19:2, 18.] AMP

4) Your/our being holy – being sanctified/set apart from the world to do God’s preordained ministry/work in our lives:

  1. a) Hebrews 13:12And so Jesus also suffered outside the city gate to make the people holy through his own blood. NIV
    b) Romans 12:1Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God — this is your spiritual act of worship. NIV

5) Your/our being pure – untainted by the thinking and actions of the kingdoms of the world:

  1. a) 1 John 3:2-3Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is. And everyone who has this hope fixed on Him purifies himself, just as He is pure. NASU
  2. b) 1 Timothy 4:12Let no one despise or think less of you because of your youth, but be an example (pattern) for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity. AMP

6) Your/our being blessed – approved for God’s spiritual Kingdom:

  1. a) John 20:28-29And Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!” 29 Jesus said to him, “Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed {in Me as Lord God}. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed {in Me as their Lord God}.” NKJV
  2. b) Psalms 2:12Kiss the Son {Jesus Christ} [pay homage {worship} to Him in purity], lest He be angry and you perish in the way, for soon shall His wrath be kindled. O blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied) are all those who seek refuge and put their trust in Him! AMP

You/we are TRULY a unique new spiritual creation AND creature! Let’s continue our sanctification/maturity by your partaking of God’s spiritual divine nature – your having God’s spiritual DNA – Divine Nature of the Almighty.

 

 

CHAPTER 9 – You Partaking of God’s Divine Nature i.e. Our Having His Spiritual DNA.

The farther I go along in my faith walk with God the more that I realize the significance and importance of the template – the design of humankind that God created in original sinless Adam. What is NOT correctly being revealed is that when a sinner puts their faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Savior, their “Born Again” new creation partakes as I shared in the preceding chapter of some of the attributes of the “STANDARD” of God. NO, WE WILL NEVER BE GOD!!! BUT WE DO SHARE IN SOME OF HIS SPIRITUAL CHARACTERISTICS!

There are other really interesting God imputed spiritual characteristics that immediately indwell YOU as a NEW SPIRITUAL CREATURE in Christ! Only those who are truly “Born Again” will partake in the “Divine Nature {of the Almighty” i.e. having God’s spiritual supernatural DNA.} – the very spiritual character of God. The following different translations of the same verse exemplify this thought.

2 Peter 1:4 Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises {some 37,000}, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature {of God} and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. NIV

2 Peter 1:4 And by that same mighty power he has given us all the other rich and wonderful blessings he promised {some 37,000 promises}; for instance, the promise to save us from the lust and rottenness all around us, and to give us {His now adopted children of God} his {God’s} own {spiritual} character. TLB

I have used the following Scripture numerous times to help us get started to understand just who we are and what our ministries are in Christ our Savior:

2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore if any person is [ingrafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new {spiritual} creation (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and {demonic} spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new {moral and spiritual condition} has come!” AMP

What “old” demonic spiritual characteristics were replaced by what “fresh and new” Godly spiritual characteristics? The Bible states that your old “spiritual condition” is passing away:

Colossians 3:8-10 But now you {as a new creation} must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. 9 Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices 10 and have put on the new {spiritual} self, which is being renewed in {spiritual} knowledge in the {spiritual} image of its Creator. NIV

1 Corinthians 2:12 We have not received the {demonic} spirit of the {god of this} world {Satan} but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us. NIV

I cannot express how important it is that we understand, know, and accept our new spiritual “STANDARD”/Kingdom of God Spiritual Profile. It is the spiritual foundation upon which God will build ALL of your new Godly spiritual traits. Our partaking of God’s “STANDARD”/spiritual “divine nature of the Almighty” {DNA} will enable us to circumvent/avoid the sins that we used to enjoy in the kingdoms of the world.

2 Peter 1:4 by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature {of the Almighty – DNA}, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. NKJV

1 John 2:15-17 Do not love or cherish the world or the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father [love of the Father – KJV, NKJV, NIV, NASU] is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world–the lust of the flesh [craving for sensual gratification] and the lust of the eyes [greedy longings of the mind] and the pride of life [assurance in one’s own resources or in the stability of earthly things]–these do not come from the Father but are from the world [itself]. 17 And the world passes away and disappears, and with it the forbidden cravings (the passionate desires, the lust) of it; but he who does the will of God and carries out His purposes in his life abides (remains) forever. AMP

Genesis 6:11-12 The earth was depraved and putrid in God’s sight, and the land was filled with violence (desecration, infringement, outrage, assault, and lust for power) {This period of time [Genesis 6:12] was not too long after the creation of man when God said that His creation was “very good.” – Genesis 1:31}. 12 And God looked upon the world and saw how degenerate, debased, and vicious it was, for all humanity had corrupted their way upon the earth and lost their true direction. AMP Romans 1:18-32 For God’s [holy] wrath and indignation are revealed from heaven {from the beginning of man’s creation} against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who in their wickedness repress and hinder the truth and make it inoperative. 19 For that which is known about God is evident to them and made plain in their inner consciousness, because God [Himself] has shown it to them. 20 For ever since the creation of the world His invisible nature and attributes, that is, His eternal power and divinity, have been made intelligible and clearly discernible in and through the things that have been made (His handiworks). So [men] are without excuse [altogether without any defense or justification], [Ps 19:1-4.]

21 Because when they knew and recognized Him as God, they did not honor and glorify Him as God or give Him thanks. But instead they became futile and godless in their thinking [with vain imaginings, foolish reasoning, and stupid speculations] and their senseless minds were darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools [professing to be smart, they made simpletons of themselves].
23 And by them the glory and majesty and excellence of the immortal God were exchanged for and represented by images, resembling mortal man and birds and beasts and reptiles. 24 Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their [own] hearts to sexual impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves [abandoning them to the degrading power of sin], 25 Because they exchanged the truth of God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature {Satan} rather than the Creator, Who is blessed forever! Amen (so be it). [Jer 2:11.] 26 For this reason God gave them over and abandoned them to vile affections and degrading passions. For their women exchanged their natural function for an unnatural and abnormal one, 27 And the men also turned from natural relations with women and were set ablaze (burning out, consumed) with lust for one another — men committing shameful acts with men and suffering in their own bodies and personalities the inevitable consequences and penalty of their wrong-doing and going astray {their homosexual lifestyle}, which was [their] fitting retribution.

28 And so, since they did not see fit to acknowledge God or approve of Him or consider Him worth the knowing, God gave them over to a base and condemned mind to do things not proper or decent but loathsome, 29 Until they were filled (permeated and saturated) with every kind of unrighteousness, iniquity, grasping and covetous greed, and malice. [They were] full of envy and jealousy, murder, strife, deceit and treachery, ill will and cruel ways. [They were] secret backbiters and gossipers, 30 Slanderers, hateful to and hating God, full of insolence, arrogance, [and] boasting; inventors of new forms of evil, disobedient and undutiful to parents. 31 [They were] without understanding, conscienceless and faithless, heartless and loveless [and] merciless.

32 Though they are fully aware of God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve to die, they not only do them themselves but approve and applaud others who practice them. AMP

The preceding texts share with us the sinful nature of man’s mindset and spiritual heart after Adam and Eve sinned. The following texts reveal the imputed spiritual characteristics of God’s “divine nature” with His new characteristics which will enable you to live your daily life using your new characteristics of the “Fruit of the Spirit!”

2 Peter 1:5-11 Fruitful Growth in the Faith. But also for this very reason, giving all diligence{not giving up in our spiritual maturing}, add to your faith virtue {moral excellence}, to virtue knowledge, 6 to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, 7 to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love {agape}. 8 For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins. 10 Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble; 11 for so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. NKJV

Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the {spiritual} work which His presence within accomplishes] is love {Agape – unconditional love for God and others}, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence{/sharing/giving to others}), faithfulness, Gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence {abstinence from sexual sin}). Against such things there is no law [that can bring a charge]. AMP

Our new divine spiritual nature {DNA} helps us to partake and make work the “Fruit of the Spirit” in our lives. This also has “works” which must be implemented and reflected in our lives according to the Golden Rule and the Royal Law of Christ. The proper implementing of the “Fruit of the Spirit” will bring to fruition in our life a shield of faith that will extinguish all of the flaming darts of the enemy.

Luke 6:31 And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise. NKJV

Galatians 6:2 Bear (endure, carry) one another’s burdens and troublesome moral faults, and in this way fulfill and observe perfectly the law of Christ (the Messiah) and complete what is lacking [in your obedience to it]. AMP

James 2:8 If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you do well; NKJV

Matthew 22:37-40 Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.” NKJV[HS1] [HS2] [HS3]

Ephesians 6:13, 16 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. NKJV

 

These new divine characteristics enable us to be endowed with the “Gifts of God” which will enable us to do the ministry/works of God. Following are some over lapping Scriptures of these multiple listings of those Gifts. I do not believe that any one Saint will have ALL of these gifts at the SAME time, but over the span of their spiritual lifetime they can have access to them all. The following text has God the Holy Spirit providing these gifts:

1 Corinthians 12:4-14 Now there are distinctive varieties and distributions of endowments (gifts, extraordinary powers distinguishing certain Christians, due to the power of divine grace operating in their souls by the Holy Spirit) and they vary, but the [Holy] Spirit remains the same. 5 And there are distinctive varieties of service and ministration, but it is the same Lord [Who is served]. 6 And there are distinctive varieties of operation [of working to accomplish things], but it is the same God Who inspires and energizes them all in all. 7 But to each one is given the manifestation of the [Holy] Spirit [the evidence, the spiritual illumination of the Spirit] for good and profit. 8 To one is given in and through the [Holy] Spirit [the power to speak] a message of wisdom, and to another [the power to express] a word of knowledge and understanding according to the same [Holy] Spirit; 9 To another [wonder-working] faith by the same [Holy] Spirit, to another the extraordinary powers of healing by the one Spirit; 10 To another the working of miracles, to another prophetic insight (the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose); to another the ability to discern and distinguish between [the utterances of true] spirits [and false ones], to another various kinds of [unknown] tongues, to another the ability to interpret [such] tongues. 11 All these [gifts, achievements, abilities] are inspired and brought to pass by one and the same [Holy] Spirit, Who apportions to each person individually [exactly] as He chooses. AMP

The next list of gifts are provided by Jesus Christ with His intention for equipping His sisters/brothers to do the work of building up His church/body:

Ephesians 4:7, 11-13 7 Yet grace (God’s unmerited favor) was given to each of us individually [not indiscriminately, but in different ways] in proportion to the measure of Christ’s [rich and bounteous] gift. 11 And His gifts were [varied; He Himself appointed and gave men to us] some to be apostles (special messengers), some prophets (inspired preachers and expounders), some evangelists (preachers of the Gospel, traveling missionaries), some pastors (shepherds of His flock) and teachers. 12 His intention was the perfecting and the full equipping of the saints (His consecrated people), [that they should do] the work of ministering toward building up Christ’s body (the church), 13 [That it might develop] until we all attain oneness in the faith and in the comprehension of the [full and accurate] knowledge of the Son of God, that [we might arrive] at really mature manhood (the completeness of personality {I believe our soul is one’s personality.} which is nothing less than the standard height of Christ’s own perfection), the measure of the stature of the fullness of the Christ and the completeness found in Him. AMP

God’s command for His Saints to use His gifts here on earth to further His Kingdom:

Romans 12:6-8 Having gifts (faculties, talents, qualities) that differ according to the grace given us, let us use them: [He whose gift is] prophecy, [let him prophesy] according to the proportion of his faith; 7 [He whose gift is] practical service, let him give himself to serving; he who teaches, to his teaching; 8 He who exhorts (encourages), to his exhortation; he who contributes, let him do it in simplicity and liberality; he who gives aid and superintends, with zeal and singleness of mind; he who does acts of mercy, with genuine cheerfulness and joyful eagerness. AMP

1 Corinthians 12:27-28 Now you [collectively] are Christ’s body and [individually] you are members of it, each part severally and distinct [each with his own place and function]. 28 So God has appointed some in the church [for His own use]: first apostles (special messengers); second prophets (inspired preachers and expounders); third teachers; then wonder-workers; then those with ability to heal the sick; helpers; administrators; [speakers in] different (unknown) tongues. AMP

Scripture shares with us that EACH adopted child of God has received at least ONE gift for ministry in Christ’s Church. What is yours?

1 Peter 4:10-11 As each of you has received a gift (a particular spiritual talent, a gracious divine endowment), employ it for one another as [befits] good trustees of God’s many-sided grace [faithful stewards of the extremely diverse powers and gifts granted to Christians by unmerited favor]. 11 Whoever speaks, [let him do it as one who utters] oracles of God; whoever renders service, [let him do it] as with the strength which God furnishes abundantly, so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ (the Messiah). To Him be the glory and dominion forever and ever (through endless ages). Amen (so be it). AMP

God has thoroughly and completely equipped and anointed you/us for ministry in His Kingdom here on earth!

 

 

CHAPTER 10 – You As A True Believer Having A “ONENESS” With God.

Not only are all truly “Born Again” Saints imputed with the SAME spiritual “STANDARD”/Spiritual Profile of God, the “fruit of the Spirit” and the “gifts of the Spirit, BUT we also partake of the SAME spiritual supernatural DNA that makes us “ONE” with God! Can you see the imputed spiritual supernatural development that has/is taking place in you/us?  YOU/I WILL NEVER BE GOD, but WE as truly “Born Again” Saints have the SAME spiritual supernatural “STANDARD”/Kingdom of God Spiritual Profile and the SAME spiritual supernatural DNA of God as did sinless Adam! AS I HAVE STATED BEFORE, “WE WILL NEVER BE GOD, BUT WE DO SHARE SOME OF HIS TRAITS!” These give us new spiritual supernatural traits which enables us to shape the way we conduct and live our lives physically and spiritually in the world around us giving us a spiritual supernatural “ONENESS” with God and with each other within the Body of Christ that is truly beyond our comprehension.

Matthew 10:32 Therefore, everyone who acknowledges Me before men and confesses Me [out of a state of oneness with Me], I will also acknowledge him before My Father Who is in heaven and confess [that I am abiding in] him. AMP

Colossians 1:13-15 [The Father] has delivered and drawn us to Himself out of the control and the dominion of darkness and has transferred us into the kingdom of the Son of His love {Do you realize that Jesus Christ is called “God’s Son?” There are other Scriptures where Jesus is called God’s Son. Look them up on your own.}, 14 In Whom we have our redemption through His blood, [which means] the forgiveness of our sins. 15 [Now] He is the exact likeness of the unseen God [the visible representation of the invisible]; He is the Firstborn of all creation. AMP

Ephesians 4:13 [That it might develop] until we all attain oneness in the faith and in the comprehension of the [full and accurate] knowledge of the Son of God {Jesus Christ}, that [we might arrive] at really mature manhood (the completeness of personality which is nothing less than the standard height of Christ’s own perfection), the measure of the stature of the fullness of the Christ and the completeness found in Him. AMP

What does it mean to have “ONENESS” with God and each other? Let’s combine our new spiritual supernatural “STANDARD”/Spiritual Profile and His DNA which now enables us to become “one spirit” with God.

1 Corinthians 6:17 But the person who is united to the Lord becomes one spirit with Him. AMP

How does Scripture define this? To me, this is truly awesome how God the Holy Spirit is able to communicate spiritually between God and our spirits instantly revealing God’s thoughts to us and our thoughts to God!!! Take the following text apart to see how God the Holy Spirit wants to work within you and God at the SAME time! Paul is sharing how God the Holy Spirit shares with us True Believers of God the things of God and us with Him!

1 Corinthians 2:7-16 {Paul speaking} But rather what we are setting forth is {a mystery – } a wisdom of God once hidden [from the human understanding {of the Make Believer and the Unbeliever}] and now revealed to us {the True Believers} by God {the Holy Spirit}–[that wisdom] which God devised and decreed before the ages {before time began} for our glorification [to lift us into the glory of His presence] {as we are spiritually seated next to Christ and His Father in the Third Heaven – Ephesians 2:6}. 8 None of the rulers of this age or world perceived and recognized and understood this {they were spiritually blinded, made deaf, and ignorant by Satan – 2 Corinthians 4:4}, for if they had, they would never have crucified the Lord of glory. 9 But, on the contrary, as the Scripture says {about the True Believer}, What {spiritual} eye has not seen and {spiritual} ear has not heard and has not entered into the {spiritual} heart of man, [all that] God has prepared (made and keeps ready) {in His spiritual Kingdom} for those who love Him [who hold Him in affectionate reverence, promptly obeying Him and gratefully recognizing the benefits He has bestowed]. [Isa 64:4; 65:17.] 10 Yet to us {True Believers using the sound mind of Christ} God has unveiled and revealed them {His principles and His mysteries} by and through His Spirit, for the [Holy] Spirit searches diligently, exploring and examining everything {Godly principles and mysteries}, even sounding the profound and bottomless things of God [the divine counsels and things hidden and beyond {sinful} man’s scrutiny]. 11 For what person perceives (knows and understands) what passes through a man’s thoughts except the man’s own spirit within him? Just so no one discerns (comes to know and comprehend) the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.
12 Now we {True Believers} have not received the {earthy, unspiritual, demonic – James 3:15} spirit [that belongs to] the world, but the [Holy] Spirit Who is from God, [given to us] that we might realize and comprehend and appreciate the gifts [of divine favor and blessing so freely and lavishly] bestowed on us by God. 13 And we {True Believers} are setting these truths forth in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the [Holy] Spirit, combining and interpreting spiritual truths with spiritual language [This is Kingdom Teaching to those {True Believers} who possess the Holy Spirit]. 14 But the natural, nonspiritual {Make Believer and Unbeliever woman/}man does not accept or welcome or admit into his heart the gifts and teachings and revelations {of the mysteries and principles} of the Spirit of God, for they are folly (meaningless nonsense) to him; and he is incapable of knowing them [of progressively recognizing, understanding, and becoming better acquainted with them] {God’s principles because his/her mindset cannot comprehend them – Romans 8:7-8} because they are spiritually discerned and estimated and appreciated {They are completely overwhelmed and baffled by God’s principles to the extent they cannot even seek them!}.
15 But the spiritual man {True Believer} tries all things [he examines, investigates, inquires into, questions, and discerns all things], yet is himself to be put on trial and judged by no one [he can read the meaning of everything, but no one {Make Believer or Unbeliever} can properly discern or appraise or get an insight into him] {truly understands where he/she is coming from}. 16 For who has known or understood the mind (the counsels and purposes) of the Lord so as to guide and instruct Him and give Him knowledge? But we have the {spiritual supernatural sound} mind of Christ (the Messiah) and do hold the thoughts (feelings and purposes) of His heart. AMP

1 Corinthians 12:13 For by [means of the personal agency of] one [Holy] Spirit we were all, whether Jews or Greeks, slaves or free, baptized [and by baptism united together] into one body {Christ’s Bride Church}, and all made to drink of one [Holy] Spirit. AMP

Ephesians 4:3-4 Be eager and strive earnestly to guard and keep the harmony and oneness of [and produced by] the Spirit in the binding power of peace. 4 [There is] one body and one Spirit — just as there is also one hope {of eternal life – Titus 1:2} [that belongs] to the calling you received. AMP

 

 

CHAPTER 11- Our “ONENESS” With God Enables the Godhead to Live in Us and We Live in Him.

I pray this study of our “ONENESS” with God will help you to better know, understand, and live a life that demonstrates that the Godhead does live in you/us, and WE as “Born Again” adopted children of God are living in God. To me this is mind boggling!!! I did NOT know this until recently! It’s hard enough to believe, know, and understand how the Holy Spirit indwells us, BUT how can the Godhead – God the Father, God the Son, the Son of Man, and God the Holy Spirit live in us?

1 Corinthians 6:19 Do you not know that your body is the temple (the very sanctuary) of the Holy Spirit Who lives within you, Whom you have received [as a Gift] from God? You are not your own, AMP

John 14:23 Jesus answered, If a person [really] loves Me, he will keep My word [obey My teaching]; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home (abode, special dwelling place) with him. AMP

In the following texts, Jesus shares with us truly “Born Again” adopted Saints that we do dwell in the Him and He does live in us! As you read these texts, you will see the answer is because of God’s AGAPE for us from BEFORE time began, this includes our current LOVE for Him as His adopted children, and our LOVE for our spiritual Brothers and Sisters!

John 17:21-23 That they all may be one, [just] as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be one in Us, so that the world may believe and be convinced that You have sent Me. 22 I have given to them the glory and honor which You have given Me, that they may be one [even] as We are one: 23 I in them and You in Me, in order that they may become one and perfectly united, that the world may know and [definitely] recognize that You sent Me and that You have loved them [even] as You have loved Me. AMP

John 15:1-16 “Jesus speaking} “I AM the True Vine, and My Father is the Vinedresser. 2 Any branch in Me that does not bear fruit [that stops bearing {spiritual fruit – This is a tough teaching – anyone who does NOT win lost sinners to Jesus Christ as their personal Savior.}] He cuts away (trims off, takes away); and He cleanses and repeatedly prunes every branch that continues to bear fruit, to make it bear more and richer and more excellent fruit. 3 You are cleansed and pruned already, because of the word which I have given you [the teachings I have discussed with you].
4 {Jesus speaking} “Dwell in Me, and I will dwell in you. [Live in Me, and I will live in you.] Just as no branch can bear {physical} fruit of itself without abiding in (being vitally united to) the {life giving physical} vine, neither can you bear {spiritual} fruit unless you abide in Me. 5 I am the {spiritual} Vine; you are the {spiritual} branches. Whoever lives in Me and I in him bears much (abundant {spiritual}) fruit {us redeemed helping repentant sinners with their salvation}. However, apart from Me [cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing.

6 “If a person does not dwell in Me, he is thrown out like a [broken-off] branch, and withers; such branches are gathered up and thrown into the fire, and they are burned {he/she is NOT “saved”}. 7 If you live in Me [abide vitally united to Me] and My words remain in you and continue to live in your hearts, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you {This verse needs clarification! Our prayer requests to be answered MUST conform to God’s way and will:

1 John 5:14 And this is the confidence (the assurance, the privilege of boldness) which we have in Him: [we are sure] that if we ask anything (make any request) according to His will (in agreement with His own plan), He listens to and hears us. AMP

8 When you bear (produce) much {spiritual} fruit, My Father is honored and glorified, and you show and prove yourselves to be true followers of Me 9 “I have loved you, [just] as the Father has loved Me; abide in My love [continue in His love with Me]. 10 If you keep My commandments [if you continue to obey My instructions], you will abide in My love and live on in it, just as I have obeyed My Father’s commandments and live on in His love. 11 I have told you these things, that My joy and delight may be in you, and that your joy and gladness may be of full measure and complete and overflowing. 12 “This is My commandment: that you love one another [just] as I have loved you. 13 No one has greater love [no one has shown stronger affection] than to lay down (give up) his own life for his friends. 14 You are My friends if you keep on doing the things which I command you to do. 15 I do not call you servants (slaves) any longer, for the servant does not know what his master is doing (working out). But I have called you My friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from My Father. [I have revealed to you everything that I have learned from Him.]
16 “You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and I have appointed you [I have planted you], that you might go and bear {much spiritual} fruit {using your testimony to win sinners to Christ as their personal Savior} and keep on bearing, and that your {spiritual} fruit may be lasting [that it may remain, abide {for all eternity}], so that whatever you ask the Father in My Name [as presenting all that I AM], He may give it to you” {The SAME clarification that applied to John 15:7 also applies here.}.” AMP

I believe that the “works of a True Believer” is that we MUST bear “fruit”/have the ministry/works for Christ of being a “soul winner,” and then to disciple/teach these new “Saints” so they remain and grow in their faith and service to God!

Ephesians 2:10 For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live]. AMP

Proverbs 11:30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who wins souls is wise. NKJV

Daniel 12:3 And the teachers and those who are wise {lead sinners to Christ as their personal Savior – justification} shall shine like the brightness of the firmament {stars}, and those who turn many to righteousness {sanctification – being set apart through discipleship} (to uprightness and right standing with God) [shall give forth light] like the stars forever and ever. [Matt 13:43.] AMP

While each and all Christians are to “win and disciple” sinners – these now new believers to Christ {Proverbs 11:30; Daniel 12:3} – we are to also provide relief for the disadvantaged Saints in our churches and also to help the disadvantaged people in the world to find and know Christ as their personal Savior and help them to let Jesus Christ restore their lives and become responsible Saints/people in our churches around the world {Matthew 25:32-40}.

Let’s continue on with our “ONENESS” with God. The following text is as good as it gets sharing with us our “ONENESS” with God! Follow and count the number of X’s – God’s indwelling/living in us and the number of Y’s – our indwelling/living in Him.

1 John 4:12-16 No man has at any time [yet] seen God {the Father}. But if we love one another, God {spiritually} abides (lives and remains) in us {X} and His love (that love which is essentially His) is brought to completion (to its full maturity, runs its full course, is perfected) in us! 13 By this we come to know (perceive, recognize, and understand) that we {spiritually} abide (live and remain) in Him {Y} and He in us {X}: because He has given (imparted) to us of His [Holy] Spirit. 14 And [besides] we ourselves have seen (have deliberately and steadfastly contemplated) and bear witness that the Father has sent the Son [as the] Savior of the world. 15 Anyone who confesses (acknowledges, owns) that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides (lives, makes His home) in him {X} and he [abides, lives, makes his home] in God {Y}. 16 And we know (understand, recognize, are conscious of, by observation and by experience) and believe (adhere to and put faith in and rely on) the love God cherishes for us. God is love, and he who dwells and continues in love dwells and continues in God {Y}, and God dwells and continues in him {X}. AMP

Isn’t this is an awesome text?! Four Xs for God dwelling/living in us and three Ys for us dwelling/living in Him ALL through AGAPE/LOVE.}

Ephesians 1:5 For He {God the Father} foreordained us ({pre}destined us, planned in love for us) {BEFORE the foundation of the world} to be adopted (revealed) as His own children through Jesus Christ {for us to be in spiritual “oneness” with Him}, in accordance with the purpose of His will [because it pleased Him and was His kind intent]– AMP

 

 

CHAPTER 12 – Every Naturally Conceived Human’s God Formed Spirit Returns to God Upon One’s Death.

Before I go any farther into the end times, I must make it clear that I believe every naturally conceived human’s spirit whether they are saved during their life time or remain unsaved will spiritually live forever. The question becomes “Where will each one of us reside forever?”:

Matthew 25:46 Then they {the Unsaved and Make Believers} will go away into eternal punishment, but those who are just and upright and in right standing with God {the True Believers} into eternal life {with Him}.  [Dan 12:2.] AMP

Daniel 12:2 And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake: some to everlasting life {in God’s Kingdom} and some to shame and everlasting contempt and abhorrence {in Hell}.  [John 5:29.] AMP

John 5:29 And they shall come out — those who have practiced doing good [will come out] to the resurrection of [new] life, and those who have done evil will be raised for judgment [raised to meet their sentence].  [Dan 12:2. AMP

How does a person get a God formed spirit? As I have shared before, God the Holy Spirit forms a human’s spirit within them at their natural conception:

Zechariah 12:1 THE BURDEN or oracle (the thing to be lifted up) of the word of the Lord concerning Israel: Thus says the Lord, Who stretches out the heavens and lays the foundation of the earth and forms the spirit of man within him. AMP

I believe that at a naturally conceived person’s conception God the Holy Spirit forms their spirit within them and upon their death it returns to Him. It is His exclusive eternal property. I believe it contains even the minutest details of that person’s entire life and upon their death its return to God where it will be used by God the Son Jesus Christ in His judgment of that person. A naturally conceived person’s spirit is immortal!  I believe it will continue to live on into eternity regardless as to the Son’s judgment of them: AMP

Ecclesiastes 12:7 Then shall the dust [out of which God made man’s body] return to the earth as it was, and the spirit shall return to God Who gave it. AMP

 

 

CHAPTER 13 – There Are Eternal Consequences For Not Knowing and Acknowledging the Name of Jesus Christ As YOUR Personal Savior, Lord God, and Master:

I believe that it is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT that you understand there are ETERNAL CONSEQUENCES for NOT knowing and publicly acknowledging THE Name of Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, Lord God, and Master. I believe that John 8 is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT for our salvation:

John 8:23-24 He {Jesus} said to them, You are from below {the earth}; I am from above {My Kingdom is in the Third Heaven}. You are of this world (of this earthly order); I am not of this world. 24 That is why I told you that you will die in (under the curse of) your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He [Whom I claim to be — if you do not adhere to, trust in, and rely on Me], you will die in your sins. AMP {Who is “I AM” in Exodus 3:14? The Name of God.}

We MUST realize and understand that God is not only a God of true and great Agape and grace, but also a God of just WRATH for those NOT obeying His commands:

Romans 2:8 But for those who are self-seeking and self-willed and disobedient to the Truth but responsive to wickedness, there will be {God’s} indignation and wrath. AMP

2 Thessalonians 1:7-8 And to [recompense] you who are so distressed and afflicted [by granting you] relief and rest along with us [your fellow sufferers] when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels in a flame of fire, 8 To deal out retribution (chastisement and vengeance) upon those who do not know or perceive or become acquainted with God, and [upon those] who ignore and refuse to obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. AMP

God also has just WRATH towards the people who literally scoff at the Name of Jesus Christ Who is God. Judgment of this can be found in:

John 3:18 He who believes in Him [who clings to, trusts in, relies on Him {Jesus Christ}] is not judged [he who trusts in Him never comes up for judgment; for him there is no rejection, no condemnation — he incurs no damnation]; but he who does not believe (cleave to, rely on, trust in Him) is judged already [he has already been convicted and has already received his sentence] because he has not believed in and trusted in the name of the only begotten Son of God. [He is condemned for refusing to let his trust rest in Christ’s name.] AMP

Romans 8:1 THEREFORE, [there is] now no condemnation (no adjudging guilty of wrong) for those who are in Christ Jesus, who live [and] walk not after the dictates of the flesh, but after the dictates of the Spirit.  [John 3:18.] AMP

Exodus 3:14-15 And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.'” 15 Moreover God said to Moses, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel: ‘The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you. This is My name forever, and this is My memorial to all generations.’  NKJV

John 14:6 Jesus said to him, I am the Way and {I AM} the Truth and {I AM} the Life; no one comes to the Father except by (through) Me. AMP

As I go along in this study, God is revealing to me that throughout New Testament History Jesus Christ has always been “short changed” by people failing to acknowledge Him for Who He truly is. This includes His own people – the Jews, ALL the different Christian cults, and other religions of the world. The Bible is very clear about God’s exaltation of Who Jesus truly is as God the Son of Man:

Philippians 2:9-11 Therefore [because He stooped so low] God has highly exalted Him {Jesus Christ} and has freely bestowed on Him the name that is above every name, 10 That in (at) the name of Jesus every knee should (must) bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 And every tongue [frankly and openly] confess and acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord {the Greek word “kurios” here translated Lord can also be translated God}, to the glory of God the Father. AMP

Romans 14:11-12 For it is written, As I live, says the Lord{/God Jesus Christ}, every knee shall bow to Me, and every tongue shall confess to God [acknowledge Him to His honor and to His praise].  [Isa 45:23.] 12 And so each of us shall give an account of himself [give an answer in reference to judgment] to God {the Son/Son of Man Jesus Christ|. AMP

 

 

CHAPTER 14 – God’s Judgment of the True Believers and of the Unbelievers and of the So Called Christian Make Believers. Who Is Going to Do the Judging?

John 5:22 Even the Father judges no one, for He has given all judgment (the last judgment {Great White Throne Judgment} and the whole business of judging) entirely into the hands of the Son {Jesus Christ}, AMP

There are numerous texts that share Christ’s judgment on the righteous {those who are saved} and the unrighteous {those who are unsaved}. The following text compares the judgment of the sheep {His righteous redeemed adopted children – the True Believers of Christ’s Bride Church} to the goats {the Unbelievers and the Christian Make Believers of the world}:

Matthew 25:31-46 When the Son of Man {Jesus Christ} comes in His glory (His majesty and splendor), and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory {to minister His judgment}. 32 All nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them [the people] from one another as a shepherd separates his sheep from the goats; [Ezek 34:17.] 33 And He will cause the sheep {His righteous redeemed adopted children – the True Believers of Christ’s Bride Church} to stand at His right hand, but the goats at His left {the Unbelievers and the Christian Make Believers}. 34 Then the King will say to those at His right hand, Come, you blessed of My Father [you favored of God and appointed to eternal salvation], inherit (receive as your own) the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

35 For I was hungry and you gave Me food, I was thirsty and you gave Me something to drink, I was a stranger and you brought Me together with yourselves and welcomed and entertained and lodged Me, 36 I was naked and you clothed Me, I was sick and you visited Me with help and ministering care, I was in prison and you came to see Me.  [Isa 58:7.] 37 Then the just and upright will answer Him, Lord, when did we see You hungry and gave You food, or thirsty and gave You something to drink? 38 And when did we see You a stranger and welcomed and entertained You, or naked and clothed You? 39 And when did we see You sick or in prison and came to visit You? 40 And the King will reply to them, Truly I tell you, in so far as you did it for one of the least [in the estimation of men] of these My brethren, you did it for Me.  [Prov 19:17.]

41 Then He will say to those at His left hand, Begone from Me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels {in Hell}! 42 For I was hungry and you gave Me no food, I was thirsty and you gave Me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not welcome Me and entertain Me, I was naked and you did not clothe Me, I was sick and in prison and you did not visit Me with help and ministering care. 44 Then they also [in their turn] will answer, Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You? 45 And He will reply to them, Solemnly I declare to you, in so far as you failed to do it for the least [in the estimation of men] of these, you failed to do it for Me.  [Prov 14:31; 17:5.] 46 Then they {the Unbelievers and Christian Make Believers} will go away into eternal punishment {Hell}, but those who are just and upright and in right standing with God into eternal life {in His Kingdom}.  [Dan 12:2.] AMP

Those who are True Believers will not be judged, but the Unbelievers and especially the Make Believers will receive their just punishment. It is a terrible thing to be in the hands of the living God:

John 3:18 He who believes in Him [who clings to, trusts in, relies on Him] is not judged [he who trusts in Him never comes up for judgment; for him there is no rejection, no condemnation — he incurs no damnation]; but he who does not believe (cleave to, rely on, trust in Him) is judged already [he has already been convicted and has already received his sentence] because he has not believed in and trusted in the name of the only begotten Son of God. [He is condemned for refusing to let his trust rest in Christ’s name.] AMP

Romans 8:1 THEREFORE, [there is] now no condemnation (no adjudging guilty of wrong) for those who are in Christ Jesus, who live [and] walk not after the dictates of the flesh, but after the dictates of the Spirit.  [John 3:18.] AMP

Matthew 10:28 And do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; but rather be afraid of Him {God} who can destroy both soul and body in hell (Gehenna). AMP

Hebrews 10:26-32 For if we {Christian Make Believers} go on deliberately and willingly sinning after once acquiring the knowledge of the Truth, there is no longer any sacrifice left to atone for [our] sins [no further offering to which to look forward]. 27 [There is nothing left for us then] but a kind of awful and fearful prospect and expectation of divine judgment and the fury of burning wrath and indignation which will consume those who put themselves in opposition [to God].  [Isa 26:11.]

28 Any person who has violated and [thus] rejected and set at naught the Law of Moses is put to death without pity or mercy on the evidence of two or three witnesses.  [Deut 17:2-6.] 29 How much worse (sterner and heavier) punishment do you suppose he will be judged to deserve who has spurned and [thus] trampled underfoot the Son of God, and who has considered the covenant blood by which he was consecrated common and unhallowed, thus profaning it and insulting and outraging the [Holy] Spirit [Who imparts] grace (the unmerited favor and blessing of God)?  [Ex 24:8.]

30 For we know Him Who said, Vengeance is Mine [retribution and the meting out of full justice rest with Me]; I will repay [I will exact the compensation], says the Lord. And again, The Lord will judge and determine and solve and settle the cause and the cases of His people.  [Deut 32:35, 36.] 31 It is a fearful (formidable and terrible) thing to incur the divine penalties and be cast into the hands of the living God! AMP

 

 

CHAPTER 15 – A Short Description of Hell.

Every naturally conceived person has an immortal spirit, and whether they are saved or unsaved it will be God’s property forever. The redeemed person will be with God in His Kingdom forever and every unsaved person will reside eternally in Hell separated from God in torment and shame. I am not going into a lot of detail about Hell, but Hell is beyond anything humanly imaginable! The Bible describes it as a place where EVERY person there will experience the conditions allotted to them by the judgment of Jesus Christ, but somehow, they will NOT be aware of anyone else’s condition – only their own. Apparently, every person in Hell will have a physical form for they will experience:

1)    great continuing weeping and grinding of teeth:

Matthew 8:12 While the sons and heirs of the kingdom {of the world} will be driven out into the darkness outside, where there will be weeping and grinding of teeth.  [Ps 107:2, 3; Isa 49:12; 59:19; Mal 1:11.] AMP

2)    and wailing and grinding of teeth as they are cast into the furnace of fire :

Matthew 13:42 And will cast them into the furnace of fire; there will be weeping and wailing and grinding of teeth.  AMP

Matthew 13:50 And cast them [the wicked] into the furnace of fire; there will be weeping and wailing and grinding of teeth. AMP

3)    The Unbelievers and Make Believers will be considered as a “no account” person and experience continual darkness with weeping and grinding of teeth:

Matthew 25:30 And throw the good-for-nothing servant into the outer darkness; there will be weeping and grinding of teeth. AMP

4)    They will be in continual flames of fire with no water to quench their thirst:

Luke 16:24 And he cried out and said, Father Abraham, have pity and mercy on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in anguish in this flame. AMP

5)    They will feel continual eternal burning:

Isaiah 33:14 The sinners in Zion are afraid; trembling seizes the godless ones. [They cry] Who among us can dwell with that devouring fire? Who among us can dwell with those everlasting burnings? AMP

6)    There will be eternally living in inexpressible squalor and torment:

Luke 16:23 And in Hades (the realm of the dead), being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far away, and Lazarus in his bosom. AMP

I have included some of the eternal conditions of those Unbelievers and Make Believers who will be in Hell forever. Are these eternal conditions described here which will give everlasting punishment to each Unbeliever and/or Make Believer in Hell what YOU want UNCEASINGLY FOREVER?

 

 

CHAPTER 16 – The True Believer’s Magnificent Inheritance.

Previously I shared that every naturally conceived unsaved person’s immortal spirit will reside in Hell eternally separated from God in torment and shame, and that Hell is beyond anything humanly imaginable! Now I want to compare the magnificent inheritance for us who are True Believers that is also beyond anything humanly imaginable.  How did we obtain this inheritance? Let’s follow its order: First – God the Father conferred an heirship on His Son Jesus Christ:

Hebrews 1:2 [But] in the last of these days He has spoken to us in [the person of God the] Son {Jesus Christ}, Whom He appointed Heir and lawful Owner of all things, also by and through Whom He created the worlds and the reaches of space and the ages of time [He made, produced, built, operated, and arranged them in order]. AMP

Secondly when we are saved and become True Believers, we become the adopted children of God and as such we become co-heirs with Jesus Christ:

John 1:12 But to as many as did receive and welcome Him, He gave the authority (power, privilege, right) to become the adopted children of God, that is, to those who believe in (adhere to, trust in, and rely on) His name — [Isa 56:5.] AMP

Romans 8:15-17 For [the Spirit which] you have now received [is] not a spirit of slavery to put you once more in bondage to fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption [the Spirit producing sonship] in [the bliss of] which we cry, Abba (Father)! Father! 16 The Spirit Himself [thus] testifies together with our own spirit, [assuring us] that we are children of God. 17 And if we are [His] children, then we are [His] heirs also: heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ [sharing His inheritance with Him {as co-heirs}]; only we must share His suffering if we are to share His glory. AMP

Ephesians 1:11 In Him we also were made [God’s] heritage (portion) and we obtained an inheritance; for we had been foreordained (chosen and appointed beforehand) in accordance with His purpose, Who works out everything in agreement with the counsel and design of His [own] will, AMP

Thirdly for those of us who are redeemed our inheritance is kept safe in the third heaven:

1 Peter 1:23 You have been regenerated (born again), not from a mortal origin {physical} (seed, sperm), but from one that is immortal by the ever living and lasting Word of God. AMP

1 Peter 1:4 {We have been} [Born anew] into an inheritance which is beyond the reach of change and decay [imperishable], unsullied and unfading, reserved in heaven for you, AMP

Fourthly what are some of the characteristics of our inheritance? It is:

1) Imperishable –not subject to corruption nor decay:

Matthew 6:19-20 Do not gather and heap up and store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust and worm consume and destroy, and where thieves break through and steal. 20 But gather and heap up and store for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust nor worm consume and destroy, and where thieves do not break through and steal; AMP

2)    Our inheritance is unspoiled and unaltered awaiting our receiving it:

Revelation 21:27 But nothing that defiles or profanes or is unwashed shall ever enter it {the city of New Jerusalem}, nor anyone who commits abominations (unclean, detestable, morally repugnant things) or practices falsehood, but only those whose names are recorded in the Lamb’s Book of Life. AMP

3)    Our inheritance is unfading never changing in its magnificence:

Revelation 21:5 And He Who is seated on the throne said, See! I make all things new. Also He said, Record this, for these sayings are faithful (accurate, incorruptible, and trustworthy) and true (genuine).  [Isa 43:19.] AMP

4)    Our inheritance is reserved for us:

Ephesians 1:13-14 In Him you also who have heard the Word of Truth, the glad tidings (Gospel) of your salvation, and have believed in and adhered to and relied on Him, were stamped with the seal of the long-promised Holy Spirit. 14 That [Spirit] is the guarantee of our inheritance [the first fruits, the pledge and foretaste, the down payment on our heritage], in anticipation of its full redemption and our acquiring [complete] possession of it — to the praise of His glory. AMP

I believe that our inheritance contains numerous things, but to me the most awesome is our new living quarters in the city of the New Jerusalem which Jesus promised to His spiritual brothers and sisters:

John 14:1-2 DO NOT let your hearts be troubled (distressed, agitated). You believe in and adhere to and trust in and rely on God; believe in and adhere to and trust in and rely also on Me. 2 In My Father’s house there are many dwelling places (homes). If it were not so, I would have told you; for I am going away to prepare a place for you. AMP

Revelation 3:12 He who overcomes (is victorious), I will make him a pillar in the sanctuary of My God; he shall never be put out of it or go out of it, and I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the new Jerusalem, which descends from My God out of heaven, and My own new name.  [Isa 62:2; Ezek 48:35.] AMP

Let’s see what our new living quarters will be like. Apparently, we will continue to reproduce, we will also have vineyards/gardens, and there will be animals present:

Isaiah 65:17-25 For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth. And the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind.  [Isa 66:22; 2 Peter 3:13; Rev 21:1.] 18 But be glad and rejoice forever in that which I create; for behold, I create {the New} Jerusalem to be a rejoicing and her people a joy. 19 And I will rejoice in Jerusalem and be glad in My people; and the sound of weeping will no more be heard in it, nor the cry of distress. 20 There shall no more be in it an infant who lives but a few days, or an old man who dies prematurely; for the child shall die a hundred years old, and the sinner who dies when only a hundred years old shall be [thought only a child, cut off because he is] accursed.

21 They shall build houses and inhabit them, and they shall plant vineyards and eat the fruit of them. 22 They shall not build and another inhabit; they shall not plant and another eat [the fruit]. For as the days of a tree, so shall be the days of My people, and My chosen and elect shall long make use of and enjoy the work of their hands. 23 They shall not labor in vain or bring forth [children] for sudden terror or calamity; for they shall be the descendants of the blessed of the Lord, and their offspring with them. 24 And it shall be that before they call I will answer; and while they are yet speaking I will hear.  [Isa 30:19; 58:9; Matt 6:8.]

25 The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the ox; and dust {the remnant of dead people – Genesis 3:14} shall be the serpent’s food. They shall not hurt or destroy in all My holy Mount [Zion], says the Lord. AMP

Revelation 21:1-3 THEN I saw a new sky (heaven) and a new earth, for the former sky and the former earth had passed away (vanished), and there no longer existed any sea.  [Isa 65:17; 66:22.] 2 And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, all arrayed like a bride beautified and adorned for her husband; 3 Then I heard a mighty voice from the throne and I perceived its distinct words, saying, See! The abode of God is with men, and He will live (encamp, tent) among them; and they shall be His people, and God shall personally be with them and be their God.  [Ezek 37:27.]

What will our new eternal home look like?

Revelation 21:16-22 The city {New Jerusalem} lies in a square, its length being the same as its width. And he measured the city with his reed — 12,000 stadia (about 1,500 miles); its length and width and height are the same {It is actually a cube.}. 17 He measured its wall also — 144 cubits (about 72 yards) by a man’s measure [of a cubit from his elbow to his third fingertip], which is [the measure] of the angel. 18 The wall was built of jasper, while the city [itself was of] pure gold, clear and transparent like glass. 19 The foundation [stones] of the wall of the city were ornamented with all of the precious stones. The first foundation [stone] was jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony (or white agate), the fourth emerald, [Isa 54:11,12.] 20 The fifth onyx, the sixth sardius, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, the twelfth amethyst. 21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls, each separate gate being built of one solid pearl. And the main street (the broadway) of the city was of gold as pure and translucent as glass. 22 I saw no temple in the city, for the Lord God Omnipotent [Himself] and the Lamb [Himself] are its temple {and its light}. AMP

We the redeemed Bride of Christ will celebrate the marriage feast of the Lamb. We will eat as Christ ate AFTER His resurrection. Where will the food come from {see Isaiah 65:22 above}? Either Eden the Garden of God OR the Garden of Eden OR even our own gardens? Will we have people who cook our food or do we do it? Lots of unanswered questions about how we will live in eternity!

Revelation 19:7-9 Let us rejoice and shout for joy [exulting and triumphant]! Let us celebrate and ascribe to Him glory and honor, for the marriage of the Lamb [at last] has come, and His bride has prepared herself.  [Ps 118:24.] 8 She has been permitted to dress in fine (radiant) linen, dazzling and white — for the fine linen is (signifies, represents) the righteousness (the upright, just, and godly living, deeds, and conduct, and right standing with God) of the saints (God’s holy people). 9 Then [the angel] said to me, Write this down: Blessed (happy, to be envied) are those who are summoned (invited, called) to the marriage supper of the Lamb. {I believe the “food” for this marriage supper can come the Garden of Eden or even from Eden the Garden of God in the Third Heaven or OUR own gardens?} And he said to me [further], These are the true words (the genuine and exact declarations) of God. AMP

Revelation 22:2 Through the middle of the broadway of the city; also, on either side of the river was the tree of life with its twelve varieties of fruit, yielding each month its fresh crop; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing and the restoration of the nations.  [Gen 2:9.] AMP

 

 

 

CHAPTER 17 – Jesus Christ’s 1000 Year Reign.

After Christ’s overwhelming victories over some end time wars, He will enjoy a 1000 year reign over the kingdom/nations of the world:

Revelation 20:1-4 THEN I saw an angel descending from heaven; he was holding the key of the Abyss (the bottomless pit) and a great chain was in his hand. 2 And he gripped and overpowered the dragon, that old serpent [of primeval times], who is the devil and Satan, and [securely] bound him for a thousand years. 3 Then he hurled him into the Abyss (the bottomless pit) and closed it and sealed it above him, so that he should no longer lead astray and deceive and seduce the nations until the thousand years were at an end. After that he must be liberated for a short time. 4 Then I saw thrones, and sitting on them were those to whom authority to act as judges and to pass sentence was entrusted. Also I saw the souls of those who had been slain with axes [beheaded] for their witnessing to Jesus and [for preaching and testifying] for the Word of God, and who had refused to pay homage to the beast or his statue and had not accepted his mark or permitted it to be stamped on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived again and ruled with Christ (the Messiah) a thousand years.  [Dan 7:9, 22, 27.] AMP

Revelation 11:15 The seventh angel then blew [his] trumpet, and there were mighty voices in heaven, shouting, The dominion (kingdom, sovereignty, rule) of the world has now come into the possession and become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ (the Messiah), and He shall reign forever and ever (for the eternities of the eternities)!  [Ps 22:28; Dan 7:13, 14, 27.] AMP

Daniel 7:27 And the kingdom and the dominion and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heavens shall be given to the people of the saints of the Most High; His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all the dominions shall serve and obey Him. AMP

 

 

CHAPTER 18 – God’s Final Testing of His People At the End of Christ’s Millennial Reign.

After Christ’s millennial reign in Revelation 20:3 above, Satan will be released for a short while. During Christ’s 1000 year reign, human life went on including the birthing of children who were without testing and this includes wayward adults because Satan was thrown and locked in the abys. Only those who pass this final test will live with God absolutely free and unencumbered for eternity. The following Scriptures explain how God tested His adopted children throughout time.

1 Thessalonians 3:5 That is the reason that, when I could bear [the suspense] no longer, I sent that I might learn [how you were standing the strain, and the endurance of] your faith, [for I was fearful] lest somehow the tempter {Satan} had tempted you and our toil [among you should prove to] be fruitless and to no purpose. AMP

James 1:13-16 Let no one say when he is tempted, I am tempted from God; for God is incapable of being tempted by [what is] evil and He Himself tempts no one {but uses Satan to tempt to see how the people will react}. 14 But every person is tempted when he is drawn away, enticed and baited by his own evil desire (lust, passions) {which allows Satan to enter one’s life and ramp up the situation}. 15 Then the evil desire, when it has conceived, gives birth to sin, and sin, when it is fully matured, brings forth death {eternal separation from God}. 16 Do not be misled, my beloved brethren. AMP

The following text tells us God’s purpose for Satan’s release:

Revelation 20:7-10 And when the thousand years are completed, Satan will be released from his place of confinement, 8 And he will go forth to deceive and seduce and lead astray the {peoples of the} nations which are in the four quarters of the earth — Gog and Magog — to muster them for war; their number is like the sand of the sea.  [Ezek 38:2, 9, 15, 22.] 9 And they swarmed up over the broad plain of the earth and encircled the fortress (camp) of God’s people (the saints) and the beloved city {New Jerusalem}; but fire descended from heaven and consumed them.  [2 Kings 1:10-12; Ezek 38:2, 22.] 10 Then the devil who had led them astray [deceiving and seducing them] was hurled into the fiery lake of burning brimstone, where the beast and false prophet were; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever (through the ages of the ages) {for the rest of eternity}. AMP

At the INTRODUCTION of this study, I stated that I believe for us to understand God’s IMPLEMENTATION and RESTORATION of REDEEMED MANKIND THROUGHOUT TIME and HISTORY we MUST know Who Jesus Christ as God/Man truly and really is! I believe that throughout history Jesus Christ has NOT received the full recognition of just Who He is and what His ministry is. In other words, He has been SHORT CHANGED in His identity and ministry! All Christian cults, other religions of the world, and even some Christian Churches and their pastors and teachers do NOT give Him His rightful place in the Godhead as God/Man. I BELIEVE THIS MUST BE CORRECTED!!! I pray this study has taken God out of the box that has been placed around Him over the centuries and encouraged you to solve some of the mysteries of the Bible.

AMEN and AMEN!

 

 

SUMMARY:

I believe mankind has come “full circle” from God’s concepts and plans for mankind made in the ERA BEFORE creation and time to the creation of Adam’s original sinless “STANDARD.” Sin greatly altered Adam’s sinless nature bringing physical death and caused eternal spiritual separation from God. God imputed this punishment to ALL naturally conceived humans which God restores when one is spiritually “Born Again” and becomes one of God’s adopted children to live with God throughout time and history in His Kingdom forever and forever as the final chapters in this study reveals.

Romans 6:23 For the wages which sin pays is death, but the [bountiful] free gift of God is eternal life through (in union with) Jesus Christ our Lord. AMP

As I prepared this study, I became very aware of our knowing and understanding original sinless Adam’s importance to us who have been redeemed, and how God the Father’s hand is so intricately involved in EVERY naturally conceived human life from the ERA BEFORE the creation of Genesis 1:1 to the creation of Genesis Chapter One all the way through Christ’s Second Coming and on into the future. I pray this study will reveal to you/us God’s total and absolute desire to make ALL of us His adopted children. Following are some Scriptures that reveal to us God’s uncompromising love, compassion, concern, and caring for mankind and to correct man’s sinful nature:

Job 7:17 What is man that You should magnify him and think him important? And that You should set Your mind upon him?  [Ps 8:4.] AMP

Job 15:14 What is man, that he could be pure and clean? And he who is born of a woman, that he could be right and just? AMP

Psalms 8:4 What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of [earthborn] man that You care for him? AMP

Hebrews 2:6 It has been solemnly and earnestly said in a certain place, What is man that You are mindful of him, or the son of man that You graciously and helpfully care for and visit and look after him? AMP

Psalms 144:3 Lord, what is man that You take notice of him? Or [the] son of man that You take account of him?  [Job 7:17; Ps 8:4; Heb 2:6.] AMP

Some Christians boast about the integrity of Job, BUT he was not always so upbeat about God nor his own life:

Job 7:16-21 {Job speaking to God} I hate my life. Oh, let me alone for these few remaining days. 17 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? 20 “Has my sin harmed you, O God, Watcher of mankind? Why have you made me your target, and made my life so heavy a burden to me? 21 Why not just pardon my sin and take it all away? For all too soon I’ll lie down in the dust and die, and when you look for me, I shall be gone.” TLB

In the ERA before creation, God the Father foreknew, preplanned, and predestined all His plans for creation down to the minutest detail and wrote all of them in numerous books – including His most precious book – His Book of Life which I believe contains the names of EVERY naturally conceived human from the beginning of the physical human age to its end.

Prayerfully, this study will reveal to you God the Father’s inception for ALL naturally conceived humans during this ERA BEFORE TIME BEGAN to their physical conception during successive ages and hopefully {because of mankind’s morbid obsession with preventing conception to the killing of their unborn offspring} their birth during God the Father’s preplanned time in history. After our physical birth according to God the Father’s designated time in history, we lived our lives as sinners in the world in need of a Savior – Jesus Christ:

Acts 4:12 And there is salvation in and through no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by and in which we must be saved {Jesus Christ}. AMP

Prayerfully at some time during your life, you made a decision to accept Jesus Christ as your personal Savior which God uses the process of instant “justification” of our being “Born Again” spiritually which I finally did at the age of 35.  The spiritual act of our being “Born Again” made us a “new creation as a new creature” bearing the “STANDARD” or nature of original Adam BEFORE he sinned and the physical and spiritual nature of Jesus Christ as God/Man because He never sinned. This “STANDARD” contains six spiritual traits that intermingle to give us a new way of life to live and a ministry/work for God to bring lost sinners to Jesus Christ as THEIR personal Savior, Lord God, AND Master – our work of “sanctification” until our physical death.

I shared that we partook of God’s DNA and we have a ONENESS with God that males us inseparable from Him! I also shared that WE WILL NEVER BE GOD, but we MUST NOT have any part of this world because the Godhead comes to live in us as we are ONE in God and he is ONE in us:

1 John 4:12-16 No man has at any time [yet] seen God {the Father}. But if we love one another, God {spiritually} abides (lives and remains) in us and His love (that love which is essentially His) is brought to completion (to its full maturity, runs its full course, is perfected) in us! 13 By this we come to know (perceive, recognize, and understand) that we {spiritually} abide (live and remain) in Him and He in us: because He has given (imparted) to us of His [Holy] Spirit. 14 And [besides] we ourselves have seen (have deliberately and steadfastly contemplated) and bear witness that the Father has sent the Son [as the] Savior of the world. 15 Anyone who confesses (acknowledges, owns) that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides (lives, makes His home) in him and he [abides, lives, makes his home] in God. 16 And we know (understand, recognize, are conscious of, by observation and by experience) and believe (adhere to and put faith in and rely on) the love God cherishes for us. God is love, and he who dwells and continues in love dwells and continues in God, and God dwells and continues in him. AMP

And I know there are numerous Unbelievers who just cannot wait until they stand before Christ to “give Him a piece of their mind.” But God is much wiser than to allow such acts of rebellion, bitterness, and hatred before Him because He is continually aware of a person’s status before Him:

John 3:18 He who believes in Him [who clings to, trusts in, relies on Him] is not judged [he who trusts in Him never comes up for judgment; for him there is no rejection, no condemnation — he incurs no damnation]; but he who does not believe (cleave to, rely on, trust in Him) is judged already [he has already been convicted and has already received his sentence] because he has not believed in and trusted in the name of the only begotten Son of God. [He is condemned for refusing to let his trust rest in Christ’s name.] AMP

Romans 8:1 THEREFORE, [there is] now no condemnation (no adjudging guilty of wrong) for those who are in Christ Jesus, who live [and] walk not after the dictates of the flesh, but after the dictates of the Spirit.  [John 3:18.] AMP

Philippians 2:10-11 That in (at) the name of Jesus every knee should (must) bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 And every tongue [frankly and openly] confess and acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord {the Greek word “kurios” can also be translated “God”}, to the glory of God the Father. AMP

After the judgment of the sheep and the goats and a period of time comes the “Great White Throne Judgment” which will bring eternal judgment against ALL Unbelievers and so called Christian Make Believers.

Revelation 20:11-15 Then I saw a great white throne and the One Who was seated upon it {Jesus Christ}, from Whose presence and from the sight of Whose face earth and sky fled away, and no place was found for them. 12 I [also] saw the dead, great and small; they stood before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is [the Book] of Life. And the dead were judged (sentenced) by what they had done [their whole way of feeling and acting, their aims and endeavors] in accordance with what was recorded in the books. 13 And the sea delivered up the dead who were in it, death and Hades (the state of death or disembodied existence) surrendered the dead in them, and all were tried and their cases determined by what they had done [according to their motives, aims, and works]. 14 Then death and Hades (the state of death or disembodied existence) were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. 15 And if anyone’s [name] was not found recorded in the Book of Life, he was hurled into the lake of fire. {I believe God the Father’s Book of Life contains ALL OF THE NAMES of ALL the naturally conceived human offspring. Those “cloned humans” through AI and IVF will NOT have their names found in the Father’s Book of Life!} AMP

In closing, I believe the main Scripture with Its supplemental texts that we MUST completely understand is John 1:1-2. I believe It does reveal the four Persons of the Godhead!  We MUST also understand that the “beginning” that is referred to is NOT “a beginning” but merely a reference indicating its ETERNAL position in the eternal ERA BEFORE creation, time, and history began:

John 1:1 IN THE beginning [before all time] {during the ERA of ETERNITY} was the Word 1) {the Son of Man Jesus} (Christ), and the Word was with God {2) {the Father and 3) God the Holy Spirit}, and the Word was God {4the Son} Himself.  [Isa 9:6.]

Isaiah 9:6 For to us a Child is born {Jesus Christ}, to us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father [of Eternity], Prince of Peace.  [Isa 25:1; 40:9-11; Matt 28:18; Luke 2:11.] AMP

John 1:2 He {God the Son Who is also the Son of Man Jesus Christ} was present originally with God {the Father and God the Holy Spirit during the ERA of ETERNITY}. AMP

John 1:14 And the Word (Christ) became flesh (human, incarnate) and tabernacled (fixed His tent of flesh, lived awhile) among us; and we [actually] saw His glory (His honor, His majesty), such glory as an only begotten son receives from his father, full of grace (favor, loving-kindness) and truth.  [Isa 40:5.] AMP

If you can share the four eternal Persons of the Godhead and the eternal ERA in which all this happened, you should be able to witness to ANY person who has an erroneous belief about Jesus Christ, because you can give a credible testimony for Him. I gave definitions to some words for this ERA. Learn what they mean and be able to use them properly!

I gave two Scriptures for my foundation for this eternal ERA. I also included Jesus’ ministry to the angels at the beginning of creation and their testimonies. I also included God’s amenities for His eternal Kingdom in the Third Heaven during this ERA. Pray to God to help you to understand and apply for yourself this study. It has given me a MUCH stronger understanding of the ETERNAL wisdom, power and awesome LOVE of God for His creation and particularly those angels and humans that have accepted Jesus Christ as their personal and true Savior, Lord God, and Master!!!

Jesus Christ will reward the True believers when He returns. The Bible warns about apostate believers during the end times. PLEASE DO NOT BECOME ONE OF THEM!!! Hang tough!!!  Can I encourage give you to have some thoughts about your wages and rewards?

Revelation 22:12 Behold, I am coming soon, and I shall bring My wages and rewards with Me, to repay and render to each one just what his own actions and his own work merit.  [Isa 40:10; Jer 17:10.] AMP

And in conclusion, I included the CONSEQUENCES and JUDGMENT for anyone’s NOT knowing Jesus Christ as their personal Savior, Lord God, and Master.

AMEN and AMEN!

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