How did God create the earth? Was it not through the Word? He sang or spoke, "let there be", and it was. Things that are not visible to the carnal eye come into being when God speaks. Here is an example.
2 The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
3 ThenGodsaid, "Let there be light"; and there was light.
The Word itself, or what was spoken, became flesh, it manifested where man could actually see the Word of the Lord. They didn't just hear it through the prophets, even though that is quite real and valuable, but mankind could visibly see the Word in action, how the Word worked. The Word was given a form, a body, that we know as Yeshua or Jesus.
14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
The Word tells us He was the express image of the Father.
1 Inthe beginningwas the Word, and the Word was withGod, and the WordwasGod.
9 Jesussaid to him, "Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Mehasseenthe Father; so how can you say, 'Show us the Father'?
In other words, God was in the body of Jesus, the body created for His Word, to accomplish all that was needed to restore mankind back to Himself, removing them from the clutches of the enemy.
II Corinthians 5:19
19 thatis, that God was in Christreconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
God's Word is therefore Life for those who have no hope. God's Word is pure Truth that can be counted on and have faith in, there is no lie in God's Word. God's Word is the Way God would have all creation walk in the Kingdom. Now remember who the Word is.
6 Jesussaid to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except throughMe. (We have to be born again through the Word.)
I Peter 1:23
23 having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever,
Since all creation is brought into being through the Word, to be children of God the new creature must be born through the Word. Because they are born through the Word they have the legal right to His name and as His heirs they are entitled to all that is promised to His family. As the Word manifested the image of the Father to the natural realm, so the new creature is born in the image of the Word. In other words, the new creature embodies the Word of God as Jesus did when He walked the earth. It's all a covenant promise of God. Those born again today are the fulfillment of the promises made to the fathers.
Isaiah 59:21is an example:
21 "As for Me," says the LORD, "this is My covenant with them: My Spirit who is upon you, and My words(that call things into being that are not) which I have put in your mouth, shall not depart from your mouth, nor from the mouth of your descendants, nor from the mouth of your descendants' descendants," says the LORD, "from this time and forevermore."
Again, the Word of God spoken through the new creature can call into being those things that are not and bring Life to those that will hear. It's Christ or the Word in us that is the hope of glory as Colossians 1:27 says. So with His laws on the new creature's heart declaring His will, they can lead the Way for others to follow. His Spirit in them is Truth that when understood and acted upon qualifies them to operate in the supernatural on behalf of all creation.
Through the new creature God will teach interested ones the knowledge He has released for this age. The Holy Spirit gifts them and shapes their nature to reflect the fruit of God's Spirit, changing their carnal nature to the image of the Word.
I Corinthians 15:49
49 And as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly Man
The new creature born into this age of the church is a part of the 8th day new creation and very different from Adam. For more information on the 8th day, please read A Look at the Kingdom of God.
Psalm 102:18prophesies of this generation.
18 This will be written for the generation to come, that a peopleyet to be created may praise the LORD.
The people of the early church were born through words spoken by God for that era.
18 OfHis ownwill He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might bea kind of firstfruits of His creatures(for that era).
Those born again today are born through the message for these end times, through the now revealed message of the scroll of Revelation 5, and the message given to Daniel to be released in this age. This new generation is the beginning of the new earth, the new thing. The new creature is born into the Lord's household and are children of the King. They are His heirs. His Kingdom is therefore theirs also. Where is this Kingdom?
20 Now when He was asked by the Phariseeswhenthe kingdom of God would come, He answered them and said, "The kingdom of God does not come with observation;
21 nor will they say, 'See here!' or 'See there!' For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you."
A part of the supernatural Kingdom resides within the born again and the new creature has an inherent knowledge of and a yearning for God's Kingdom. Just as in the beginning, in the garden of Eden, both trees, the Tree of Life and the Tree of Good and Evil, are in the garden of their hearts along with the Kingdom laws that are written there to direct them.
16 "This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the LORD: I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them,"
As in the beginning also, the new creature has their own will and the freedom to make their personal choices. The laws may reflect God's will, but people will always be able to choose for themselves whether or not they wish to obey just like Adam and Eve. We pray "Your Kingdom come, Your will be done," but … do we mean it?
The two trees will teach either the way to live in and establish the Kingdom of God or how to expand this existing world of Satan's. As situations arise what really is in the new creature's heart, what is its desire? Which counsel will it choose? Will it reach for wisdom from their intellect based on man's knowledge from the Tree of Good and Evil that humanity has been accumulating since the garden? Or, will it seek advice from the Tree of Life and rest until the answer is made known to them? In other words, will the new creature follow the footsteps of Christ who would not do anything the Father had not shown Him or speak anything He did not first hear the Father speak, or will the new creature follow his trail of thoughts right back to Adam's thinking and, like him, choose to eat from the knowledge of Satan? It is a daily mental battle that determines success or failure in every area of life.
If the new creatures are to unite to form the body of Christ so humanity can once more see the Word in action, it is imperative they choose the knowledge of God from the Tree of Life, Christ.The Lord will rebuild a new heaven and earth using human vessels filled with His knowledge and obedient to His commandments. Isaiah prophesied:
16 And I have put My words in your mouth; I have covered you with the shadow of My hand, that I may plant the heavens, lay the foundations of the earth, and say to Zion, 'You are My people.'"
Through His body He will call the nations home to His holy mountain to renew their minds, purging them of the intellect of man and the nature of the adversary so they too can be taught His ways and be victorious. All creation will be restored. Again Isaiah said:
2 Now it shallcome to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the LORD's house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exaltedabove the hills; and all nations shall flow to it.
3 Many people shall come and say, "Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, and we shall walk in His paths." For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
Those that are a part of the Lion of Judah, or Judaism, the descendants of those that faithfully prophesied and recorded the promises of the covenants and the coming of the Messiah, are being gathered and offered rebirth to be a part of the Kingdom. Those that are a part of the Lamb, Christianity, that are caught up in the harlot Babylon with her lies and false doctrines are being warned, called out of her and encouraged to repent and run to God's spiritual mountain for truth.
4 And I heard another voice from heaven saying, "Come out of her(Babylon), my people, lest you share in her sins, and lestyoureceive of her plagues.
Repent for defending denominations that have divided God's family and caused division resulting in a lack of power and the anointing to defeat the adversary. Repent for letting all humanity down, along with the planet and everything on it, because of the love of man's traditions more than God's truth. Then there are those that were born again new creatures, but returned to their former Adamic lifestyle, therefore becoming spiritual Esau's giving up their birthrights altogether, losing rights to the covenants and the blessings promised God's people. They are no longer heirs of the Kingdom of God nor in His image. Their nature is that of the Tree of Good and Evil and it remains their source of direction. They are proud and prejudiced against Judaism if Christian, or Christianity if Jewish. These glory in their own intellect not giving a thought to the Tree of Life, Adam and Eve made the very same mistake!
The truth is, Judaism and Christianity must come together as one, uniting through the Word of God and His knowledge for the body of Christ to be complete. Jesus is the Lion of Judah as well as the Lamb. The end time people of God must be in His image to establish the Kingdom and fully experience His victory on the cross.
In closing, the new creature is born through Him, shaped by Him, and then united as His body. They are filled with the Word of God, enabled by His Spirit, endowed with the fruit of His nature and made righteous through His blood. They are being used by God to carry out His plan to restore the planet and all on it to its original perfection through the Word of their testimony. They are the Body of Christ and in His image.