In part one of this series we discussed how the blood of the fallen angels that sexually interacted with mankind is evident genetically yet today with traces of them remaining in our DNA.
We can see why unless born again there is no hope of returning to the image of God as in our beginning. Let's face it, man is a mixed species. We did not remain after our own kind. We may think that these angels are no longer a part of us, but not so.
According to Genesis six, once holy angels rebelled against God's order and began to lust after the daughters of man. Through them, lust of the eye, lust of the flesh and pride of life was bred into humanity.
These characteristics and emotions are at the core of man's thinking. Eve had earlier chosen Satan's wisdom over the Lord's so man would therefore readily relate to these feelings. As the angels lusted, man continues in this lust. The bloodlines are therefore kept quite strong.
Man has allowed himself to be drawn by the lust of the eye and the lust of the flesh reproducing these traits over and over, generation after generation. Men and women lust after each other, men even lust after men, women after women. Animals are in sordid cases lusted after!
All of this originated with the angels and are the reason our only hope of surviving God's wrath in the end is being born new creatures. In other words, over thousands of years we have been unknowingly selectively crossed through perversion and lust. Whose bloodlines have we preserved?
Ephesians 2:3tells us,
3 among whom also we allonceconducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind(Eve chose our knowledge), and were by naturechildren of wrath, just as the others.
Satan has altered mankind in order to become our owner. We have been innocently fulfilling Satan's fantasy of being like God through our ignorance. In fact, because of his evil influence we have joined in the altering of God's creation, therefore mixing kinds or species of just about everything on the planet.
Take the animals for example, we cross a horse with a donkey to produce mules. God didn't create mules so Satan can claim the altered creature. Plants have been crossed with one another to mass produce the food we eat today, even the flowers in our gardens are many times crossed species and Satan claims them as his as well. However, the old strains are the stronger.
The further we get from God's original creation the more sickness, corruption and decay can affect us. What God created was perfect! Today everything has been made susceptible to death. Again, this is another reason why the only chance we have is to be born again and begin to walk in God's restoration plan so we can set the rest of creation free from the grip of the enemy. With Satan as our master, man and all creation grows more frail, less resistant to sickness and disease as does everything on this planet.
But there is good news, Jesus came to set us free of all this! He made it easy for us to be returned to God and restored, renewed and eventually even our immortality returned! We as restored ones can set the earth and all we were created to be caretakers of free as well. As God's people unite they form the body of Christ and are now ready to spread the truth, teach others, destroying the fantasies of Satan and fulfilling God's plan of redemption for creation.
To begin our journey we must first repent of the evil we personally contributed towards humanity's wickedness, all the wrong we did as part of the altered race and ask the Lord to send His Spirit into our hearts to lead us to His family, His Kingdom, restoration. We must be willing to separate from the world and its people, breaking soul ties and cords of iniquity that serves to bind like kinds together.
We can't be like them or connected to them to be reclaimed and owned by God. If we have repented, asked the Lord into our hearts, desired to be given a new start and willingly separated from the old to become a new creature we are now ready for rebirth.
Romans 6:3-5explains rebirth.
3 Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus(not the titles, Father, Son and Holy Ghost, but baptized into His name, into the name of Jesus) were baptized into His death? (We die to our old Adamic self.)
4 Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death(we are no longer who we were), that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even sowe also should walk in newness of life(as new creatures, no longer subjected to Satan, his people or his world).
5 For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainlywe also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection,
We are brand new, ready to start over, and spiritually in position shouldI Corinthians 15:51-54come into effect.
51 Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not allsleep(or die), 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 we shall be changed.
53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
54 So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, thenshallbebrought to pass the saying that is written: "Death is swallowed up in victory." (Only new creatures inherit these promises.)
You see, Satan only has jurisdiction over the altered. Those reborn through God are of His household again. There are laws written on their hearts and minds, backed up by God's sovereignty, that protect them when enforced. See what Christ did for us? He paid the price for our freedom, our redemption with His own life.
We have been given back to God and are no longer of Satan's altered race. All we lost over the thousands of years will be returned to us as well as we grasp the victory of the cross fully and enforce it through exerting the law against harmful situations or our needs. Since we are born through the Word, God's knowledge is also offered again and pure wisdom and understanding stored in our memories for our use.
If filled with His Spirit, according to Acts 2:38 our nature can be restored and the traits of God implanted in us as gifts, not as learned behavior, with God's Spirit as our counselor and guide.
38 Then Peter said to them, "Repent(again, this is the first requirement and the beginning of restoration), and let every one of you be baptizedin the name of Jesus Christ(notice, the name not titles, the restoration process continues) for the remission of sins; and you shall receivethe gift of the Holy Spirit.
39 For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call."
This is for the salvation of all Satan has misled, it's for everyone! The Holy Spirit's interaction with man is the only way to be completely restored. The Spirit must come on man to guide and mature the new creature.
14 Now when the apostles who were at Jerusalemheard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sentPeter and John to them,
15 who, when they had come down, prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit.
16 For as yetHe had fallen upon none of them. They had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
17 Then they laid hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.
How do we know if someone is Spirit-filled? What is a distinct sign?
4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spiritgave them utterance.
Now our spirit man can speak to the Father again, because of the Holy Spirit's guidance and pray in a way our soul man cannot as yet pray. Our soul man is still in the early stages of restoration and still very much influenced by our flesh and the worldly knowledge in our memory bank.
I Corinthians 14:2explains,
2 For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to menbut to God, for no one understands him; however, in the spirit he speaks mysteries.
I Corinthians 14:1shows us how to pursue further our restoration.
14 Pursue love(it restores our original nature), and desire spiritual gifts(to restore the abilities we once had), but especially that you may prophesy(so God can speak through us to guide others).
Just think, through the Holy Spirit's interaction, God's ability, His nature, His traits, His characteristics begin to flow through us! Word of knowledge, this time the Father's knowledge, Word of Wisdom (His Bride), discerning of spirits (the ability to recognize what is of God and what is the enemy), tongues, interpretation of tongues and prophecy (as a means of pure communication both with God and man), faith, healing and miracles (much needed for the restoration of the nations).
Galatians 5:22-23shows us, if we choose the Tree of Life, Christ, the fruit of our lives will in kind be like His.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
As we develop these traits the new creature is well on its way to becoming like the Father again. Here is a big key to getting the enemy's influence out of our lives. Satan has no hold on ones displaying these fruits. He only has access to the rebellious, the altered. When we are lawless God who is just cannot protect us or take our side. Out from under God's laws we are uncovered, spiritually naked, and easy pickings for the enemy.
Hebrews 6:1-3shows us, all this is just the beginning of our restoration!
1 Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God,
2 of the doctrine of baptisms, of laying on of hands, of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
3 And this we will do if God permits.
To remain here would eliminate us from Christ's body that is giving birth to the new heaven and new earth. We should want to be elders, mature ones that can fulfill their part in manifesting God's plan for reversal.
So in closing family of God, let us keep seeking the end time knowledge of God so we can grow into the full stature of Christ to set creation free, enforcing the victory, Jubilee to the earth.