6 “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, The leopard shall lie down with the young goat, The calf and the young lion and the fatling together; And a little child shall lead them.
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 destroy in all My holy mountain, For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord As the waters cover the sea.
I Corinthians 3:18-20shows 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 becomewise(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, “Hecatches 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 theyarefutile.”
I Corinthians 2:14tells us,
14 But the natural man(one without his spirit) does notreceive 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 55:8-9shows us the sad result.
8 “For My thoughts are notyour thoughts, nor are your waysMyways,” says the Lord.
9 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My wayshigher than your ways, and Mythoughts than yourthoughts.
Galatians 5:19-21gives us a list of wrongdoing man's flesh gets them into.
19 Now the works of the flesh are evident, whichare: 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 notinherit the kingdom of God.
Revelation12:7-9speaks of Satan and his rebellious angels.
7 And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angelsfought 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, 4speaks 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).
16 “This is the covenant that I will make with themafter 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 and pass back over 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 thismonthevery man shall take for himselfa 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 maleof 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 samemonth. 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 takesome 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, withunleavened 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, untilthe indignation is past.
I Corinthians 5:7-8Apostle 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 Lambslainfrom 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 12:1-2reveals its establishment.
1 Now the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying,
2 “Thismonth(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 3:16shows us who the Seed is.
16 Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made. He does notsay, “And to seeds,” as of many, but as of one, “And to your Seed,” who is Christ.
Acts 2:38spells 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 yoube 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 receivethe gift of the Holy Spirit(the Spirit of God touches the newly revived spirit).
Romans 10:9breaks it on down further, we must first believe in Him.
9 that if you confess with your mouththe 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 2:12shows us the next thing we must do.
12 buried with Himin 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 youalso 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).
I Corinthians 11:23-25explains 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, “Thiscup is the new covenant in My blood. Thisdo, 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 heirsaccording 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 1:9-10helps us to understand.
9 That which hasbeen is what will be, thatwhich is done is whatwill 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 promiseremains(it is there for us) of entering His rest, let us fearlestany 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.
I Corinthians 15:51-55shows us these ones.
51 Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall notallsleep(or die), but weshallallbechanged(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 weshall be changed.
53 For thiscorruptible must put onincorruption, and thismortal must put on immortality.
54 So whenthis 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?”
Revelation 21:4-5closes us with a beautiful promise.
4 And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”
5 Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.”