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I say 8th
day as it has been 2 thousand years since the cross. A thousand years is as a day to the Lord, so a full week has passed since creation, and we are now in the 8th day in God's timing
II Peter 3:8
8 But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
I Corinthians 2:13-14
13 These things we also speak, not in words which man's wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
14 But the natural man 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.
Paul said in II Corinthians 11:3:
3 But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
Paul also recommends in Ephesians 4:22-24,
22 that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man (the soul man) which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, (money, success, power etc.)
23 and be renewed in the spirit of your mind,
24 and that you put on the new man (the spirit man) which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.
After winning the battle to regain Lordship of the planet, Jesus set about forming His own government
to combat Satan's world, fulfilling the prophecy in Isaiah 9.
6 For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
7 Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, to order it and establish it with judgment and justice from that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.
Through His Apostles
, He brings covering to the earth so the enemy can be held at bay while His people are reached with truth from the Tree of Life
. After being taught, they must also be covered and protected. Otherwise the enemy will rob them of the seeds of truth and plant instead seeds of intellect and false doctrine, which would push them right back to the Tree of Good and Evil.
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I Corinthians 2:5-7 explains,
5 that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.
6 However, we speak wisdom among those who are mature, yet not the wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing.
7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory,
I Corinthians 3:19-20
19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, "He catches the wise in their own craftiness";
20 and again, "The LORD knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile."
Romans 12:2 warns us:
2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
TO BE CONTINUED NEXT WEEK