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I Corinthians 3:18-20 shows this.
18 Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you seems to be wise in this age, let him become a fool (forget what he has been taught by the world) that he may become wise (become wise by changing from the world's knowledge to God's).
19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. (Think about it, this is what we take out student loans, pay big money for!) For it is written, “He catches the wise in their own craftiness”; (man thinks himself clever, shrewd, smarter than others, but they are so far from the knowledge of their Creator)
20 and again, “The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile.”
I Corinthians 2:14 tells us,
14 But the natural man (one without his spirit) does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned (again, before the death of their spirit the supernatural and the natural were seen as one realm and they could function in both).
Isaiah 55:8-9 shows us the sad result.
8 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.
9 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.
Galatians 5:19-21 gives us a list of wrongdoing man's flesh gets them into.
19 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness,
20 idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies,
21 envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
Revelation12:7-9 speaks of Satan and his rebellious angels.
7 And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon (Satan) and his angels fought,
8 but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer.
9 So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old (see who Eve was talking to), called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world (he is here now); he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
Genesis 6:1-2, 4 speaks of this and explains what further happened.
1 Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them,
2 that the sons of God (the angels) saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose (nothing strange, they were used to them).
4 There were giants on the earth in those days (the angels), and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them (a different species was born). Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown (they were accepted, respected and admired).
Their blood, their genes, their DNA became different
from that of the original pair! All creation was originally created by God after their own kind
, each a specific species. When species are crossed they become imperfect
, weakened, open to sickness and death. Your genes are unique, half are from your mother, half from your father. So Adam's descendants would surely need a different blood
than that which is flowing through their veins to be set free of Satan! Man's blood is tainted
and carrying genetically the evil traits of their angelic forefathers
. So to be separate from the family of Satan and his altered rac
e, to be a part of the new earth
and God's Kingdom the blood of God's family would have to be changed
somehow, allowing them to Passover
from the Adamic race to a new generation, a new creation
, ones that would give praise to God
Psalm 102:18 prophesied there would be such ones.
18 This will be written for the generation to come, that a people yet to be created may praise the Lord (a prophecy by David concerning the new species).
Here is another badly needed change for mankind, for the most part Adam's children walk according to the laws of the land rather than taking serious the laws of God
. They may understand the physical laws of the universe
like gravity etc., but at the same time be totally unaware of God's spiritual laws
designed to guard and protect His children
. To be free from wrong decisions, coming to the wrong conclusions, judging things improperly, going in the wrong direction, the laws of God must be restored to man
. For us to successfully live and be protected by God's sovereignty
, His power and authority as His family
, His children
, His Bride
we must be obedient to the spiritual laws
so they cover, direct and protect us! These laws are thankfully made available to all God's children at baptism and the newly revived spirit
within the newborn can easily access them!
16 “This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days (before baptism was made available and that part of God's plan for restoration revealed),says the Lord: I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them,” (So when we are born again we must Passover from lawlessness to being law abiding citizens of God's Kingdom.)
We can therefore plainly see, to reverse the original sin
from time to eternity again man must not only choose the knowledge of God, but obey His laws as well! Only then will he be restored to the former state of perfection
. So how is all this renewal possible? Through the Passover Lamb
, foreshadowed by the lamb of Exodus 12:3-11. Let's read it with our spirit's eyes open.
3 Speak to all the congregation of Israel (today, the new creature, the born again are God's people), saying: ‘On the tenth of this month every man shall take for himself a lamb, according to the house of his father, a lamb for a household (Christ is the Lamb chosen by God to cover His household).
4 And if the household is too small for the lamb, let him and his neighbor next to his house take it according to the number of the persons; according to each man’s need you shall make your count for the lamb.
5 Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year (perfect lamb, foreshadow of Jesus). You may take it from the sheep or from the goats (Jesus as our Passover lamb died for us, but He also took our sins on Himself and paid the price of death for man as the scapegoat).
6 Now you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month. Then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it at twilight (sunset, a time to enter into rest, the beginning of a new day).
7 And they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts (Heb 3:6 We are God's house) and on the lintel of the houses where they eat it.
8 Then they shall eat the flesh on that night; roasted in fire, with unleavened bread (leaven is symbolic of sin and bread equals flesh) and with bitter herbs (to remember the grief their sin caused mankind) they shall eat it (Foreshadow of the Lord's supper and John 6:53. We must eat of His flesh and drink of His blood for life).
9 Do not eat it raw, nor boiled at all with water, but roasted in fire—its head with its legs and its entrails (eat all of the Lamb).
10 You shall let none of it remain until morning, and what remains of it until morning you shall burn with fire (this salvation, this protection was for God's people alone).
11 And thus you shall eat it: with a belt on your waist, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand. So you shall eat it in haste. It is the Lord’s Passover.
Isaiah prophesied something similar for God's end time people.
20 Come, my people, enter your chambers, and shut your doors behind you; hide yourself, as it were, for a little moment, until the indignation is past.
I Corinthians 5:7-8 Apostle Paul encouraged and advised,
7 Therefore purge out the old leaven (repent of our sins), that you may be a new lump (a new creature), since you truly are unleavened (have been forgiven). For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us (so our sins can be forgiven and total restoration made possible).
8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
8 All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. (In the end, all believers as well as non believers will worship the Lamb and come to realize the tremendous significance of the blood sacrifice!)
Exodus 12:1-2 reveals its establishment.
1 Now the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying,
2 “This month (Aviv, later known as Nisan) shall be your beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year to you. (The sacred calendar is for His people!)
Galatians 3:16 shows us who the Seed is.
16 Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made. He does not say, “And to seeds,” as of many, but as of one, “And to your Seed,” who is Christ.
Acts 2:38 spells out how we can be reborn through that Seed.
38 Then Peter said to them, “Repent (of all sin in your life), and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ (Not Father, Son and Holy Ghost. These are His titles, but in His name) for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit (the Spirit of God touches the newly revived spirit).
Romans 10:9 breaks it on down further, we must first believe in Him.
9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus (testifying you believe in Him and want Him to change you and make you His) and believe in your heart thatGod has raised Him from the dead, (that He conquered death, defeated the enemy for us to set us free) you will be saved (step one).
Colossians 2:12 shows us the next thing we must do.
12 buried with Him in baptism (we break all soul ties to the world and to its people, then die to our carnal selves in the watery grave), in which you also were raised with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead (meaning by faith in God's Word and promises to be resurrected as a new creature) (step two).
4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance (step three).
I Corinthians 11:23-25 explains the night the new blood covenant was instituted, the covenant the new creature enters into with the Lord.
23 For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread;
24 and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.”
25 In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.” (we must know who He is and why the covenant)
53 Then Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh (bread) of the Son of Man (He is the bread of life, God's knowledge) and drink His blood (wine), you have no life in you. (Without this covenant man would remain Adam! Have his blood! Born to die.) (step four)
Galatians 3:27, 29
27 For as many of you (it's up to us to choose) as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
29 And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. (This new creature is the new Israel, set free of the world, the seed of Abraham with the blood of the Father now infused into their blood!)
Ecclesiastes 1:9-10 helps us to understand.
9 That which has been is what will be, that which is done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun.
10 Is there anything of which it may be said, “See, this is new”? It has already been in ancient times before us.
1 Therefore, since a promise remains (it is there for us) of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it.
So why should we fear? Please understand, to be safe from God's wrath that is soon to be released on the earth we must enter into Sabbath or rest. It is there we are covered by God's promises and the blood covenants. We sure do not want to miss that final Sabbath
14 You shall keep the Sabbath (not Sunday church), therefore, for it is holy to you. Everyone who profanes it shall surely be put to death (ouch!); for whoever does any work on it, that person shall be cut off from among his people.
Galatians 4:1 tells us why we need to grow up spiritually.
1 Now I say that the heir, as long as he is a child (immature), does not differ at all from a slave, though he is master of all,
I Corinthians 15:51-55 shows us these ones.
51 Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep (or die), but we shall all be changed (our ancestry is changed, our spirit revived, made vocal and dressed appropriately, our blood cleansed and re-profiled etc.)
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 (the dead in Christ), 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, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.”
55 “O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory?”