The Jewish word teivah means ark, but it also can translate as word. To the Jew the word is the Torah, to the 8th day child the word is Yeshua, who is the living law, the living Torah. He is the perfect knowledge of God. Everything He does is therefore perfectly calculated and in complete harmony with the rest of creation. In fact, it is through Him God created all things and declared it "very good". The 8th day child is also born through the Word. Male and female are recreated, new creatures through wisdom and understanding and are therefore once again in the image of God, His children. These choose to access the mind of Christ rather than seeking the world's knowledge on how to live their lives and build their surroundings. Through them a new society, a new earth will come about as they are guided by God's Wisdom. His knowledge brings to light His plan for restoration and reveals to them their part in manifesting this plan to earth. These have insight, understanding, they have the mind of Christ.
I Corinthians 2:16
16 For "who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instructHim?" But we have the mind of Christ.
When Adam was created, Eve was within him. He asked the Father for a companion suitable for him so God made Eve a body from the rib of Adam and now both Adam, male, and Eve, female, were visible on earth. In Adam was the authority to cover, understanding of the law as light for mankind to walk by, in Eve was the wisdom of God that revealed His concepts, His desires, His creativity to bring forth life that was eternal. Together they made one and were beautifully in the image of God.
27 So God created man in His own image(mankind); in the image of God He created him (humanity); male and female He created them.
Through this arrangement everything they did was perfect. But, they gave up their perfection, choosing to know about evil, not satisfied with all things being good. They rebelled against God's law, defied His understanding and chose the wisdom of Satan over the Wisdom of God. Their works were no longer perfect, no longer eternal, but temporal, futile, dead works.
As we learned from part one and two of this series, for 7 thousand years mankind has been building this world we live in on the knowledge of Satan chosen by the first pair. Humanity made a huge mistake and we all have paid dearly for it. We were created as God's children, little gods Psalm 82:6 tells us, yet we die. Why? Because our rebellion gave Satan the right to bring corruption, decay, filth, disease and death to the planet. We gave him the right! We are now prisoners of time and born to die.
Psalm 82:6-7tells us:
6 I said, "You are gods, and all of you are children of the Most High.
7 But you shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes."
Man and all he was given dominion over have borne the brunt of Eve's wish to know evil.
Mankind has tried the best they know to survive through Satan's knowledge which is the accepted wisdom of the world. This evil wisdom has a name, Leviathan. She has successfully replaced Wisdom in the hearts of humanity and her goal is to carry out the desires of her husband to kill, steal and destroy. She is also known as Jezebel and Babylon.
Satan's knowledge reflects his nature so it has become our understanding that we must die, and sorrow is accepted as a part of life. He makes it so, because of our confession based on what we have been programmed with from the world's knowledge. "Be it as you believe" is the law of God. Satan, knowing the law of God, uses it against us by controlling our minds and feeding us his thoughts. We believe what we've been taught and therefore testify into reality our convictions. In other words, we have spoken our own destiny into being!
The only way we can change all this is to let the living water of the Word of God pour forth into our hearts and minds diluting with each sip the tainted water that has been fed to us. We must drink from the pure water, Christ, to gain access to Wisdom in place of Leviathan. Hopefully this pure water will penetrate deeply into the human race as the end time knowledge of God is spread across the earth and the debris in the tainted water will begin to surface where we can see it for what it is. As we clearly see the wrong we have brought on ourselves as a race we should feel led to repent, not just for ourselves, but for all of humanity before our Creator for our rebellion and sin. I am speaking particularly of the original downfall of man. There has been so much false doctrine taught concerning man's beginning that humanity has been held captive for 7 thousand years by the lies. Those that can see the degeneration of our existence do not want to live in the world's conditions. The planet with God's Kingdom established on it seems a much better option! Wisdom, fruit from the Tree of Life, a far better choice!
Proverbs 3:13-19tells us:
13 Happy is the man who finds wisdom, andthe man who gains understanding;
14 For her proceeds are better than the profits of silver, and her gain than fine gold.
15 She is more precious than rubies, and all the thingsyou may desire cannotcompare with her.
16 Length of days is in her right hand(eternity), in her left handriches and honor(no lack in God's economy).
17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace(no war).
18 She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her, and happy are all who retain her(no sorrow).
19 The Lord by wisdom founded the earth; by understandingHe established the heavens;
See alsoProverbs 4:7-9.
7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom. Andin all your getting, get understanding.
8 Exalt her, and she will promote you; she will bring you honor, when you embrace her.
9 She will place on your head an ornament of grace; a crown of glory she will deliver to you."
You see, Wisdom is to Christ what Eve was to Adam before the fall.
InProverbs 8:22-30Wisdom explains who she is.
22 "The Lordpossessed me at the beginning of His way, before His works of old. (Colossians 1:6 tells us Jesus created all things visible and invisible and now we see it was with Wisdom as His helpmate.)
23 I(Wisdom)have been established from everlasting, from the beginning, before there was ever an earth.
24 When there were no depthsI was brought forth, when there were no fountainsabounding with water.
25 Beforethe mountains were settled, before the hills, I was brought forth;
26 While as yet He had not made the earth or the fields, or the primal dust of the world.
27 When He prepared the heavens, I was there, when He drew a circle on the face of the deep,
28 When He established the clouds above, when He strengthened the fountains of the deep,
29 When He assigned to the sea its limit, so that the waters would not transgress His command, when He marked out the foundations of the earth,
30 Then I was beside Him as a master craftsman; and I was daily His delight, rejoicingalwaysbefore Him,
Again, we as man turned our back on Wisdom by ignoring Christ's knowledge and choosing Satan's lies. For this to reverse, for all the heartache to be removed, we need to repent, admit we can do nothing through the knowledge we have had handed down to help ourselves and pray for God to intervene. Only He, as our Creator can properly sort out the mess we have made on this earth. Only He can judge what can be rescued and what just needs to be destroyed.
Revelation 19:11-13shows us this will happen.
11 Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war.
12 His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself.
13 He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God.
He is our victory, our ark, and in the Word lives Wisdom, the knowledge of God.
Isaiah 11:7-9shows us the result of eating their fruit. It makes you wonder why we ever chose that of Satan?
7 The cow and the bear shall graze; their young ones shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
8 The nursing child shall play by the cobra's hole, and the weaned child shall put his hand in the viper's den.
9 They shall not hurt nor destroyin all My holy mountain, for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waterscoverthe sea.
6 Wisdom and knowledgewillbe the stability of your times, and the strength of salvation(our ark); the fear of the Lord is His treasure.
But humanity chose the wisdom and knowledge of the evil one. There is therefore no stability in this world. So what is our hope? The exact opposite must happen.
13 My son, eat honey because it is good, and the honeycomb which issweet to your taste;
14 So shall the knowledge of wisdom be to your soul; if you have found it, there is a prospect(or a chance), and your hope will not be cut off. (Pretty black and white!)
We must choose Christ, the Tree of Life, the Word in whom is Wisdom. He is the last Adam. We must be re-born through Him, to be a part of the Kingdom of God.
3 Jesus answered and said to him, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God."
I Peter 1:23
23 having been born again, not of corruptible seed(Adam) but incorruptible, throughthe word of God which lives and abides forever,
I Corinthians 15:45
45 And so it is written, "The first man Adam became a living being." The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.
As our Creator He is our Father thus making Wisdom our mother. The commandment of God demands we honor our father and mother. We did not! As humanity, through Adam and Eve we turned our backs and joined ourselves to Satan! So let us repent for ourselves as well as for all of humanity for choosing Satan, the Tree of Good and Evil over the Tree of Life, Christ. May we be set free of the curses brought on man for our disobedience and once again become Trees of Righteousness, the planting of the Lord.
Isaiah 61:3prophesied of this.
3 To console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes,
the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;
that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified."
Closing thoughts, repentance for our transgressions and those of humanity brings forth promise of a wonderful change. According to the definitions of the word repent in the Strongs Hebrew dictionary, number 7725 we will see reversal, refreshing, relief, and rescue. In the Greek dictionary number 3340 it says repent means to reconsider, from 3339, to change, transfigure, metamorphose, transform.
With these definitions in mind, let us close with this scripture.
I Corinthians 15:49, 51-52, 54
49 And as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly Man(reversal).
51 Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not allsleep, but we shall all be changed—
52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and weshallbechanged(this is the great change).
54 So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: "Death is swallowed up in victory." (Eternal perfection will be restored with God's intervention.)