I hope it is possible that we as mankind, both the altered Adamic race and new species alike, can admit to God we cannot survive without His intervention. I pray as we read this series we will see fully the almost unimaginable plight we are in today. Scripture tells us to come out of the world's systems, her knowledge, her religions, her pleasures, to recognize and look for guidance from God's choice of government to help us. It is nearly impossible to fully meet these requirements though as humanity is completely assimilated and enslaved to them. We can walk out of the world's churches, we can leave or not attend her educational system, but the Word of God says to give the government what belongs to it and to God what is God's. However, the governments of man, which the masses have chosen to be guided by, has over the years levied so many burdens on their people that they are in fact slaves to the world's economy. At one time man was guided by a God chosen priesthood, a people He could minister as the Father, the provider on behalf of humanity, but no, we wanted a king! It all started with a wrong call by the people way back in Samuel's day. They wanted a king like the world's, that ruled things in the fashion of pagan nations.
I Samuel 8:5
5 and (God's people) said to him, “Look, you are old, and your sons do not walk in your ways. Now make us a king to judge uslikeall the nations.”
This broke the prophet's heart as he knew what the results would be.
I Samuel 8:11-18
11 And he (Samuel) said, “This will be the behavior of the king who will reign over you: He will take your sons(they will learn war) and appoint them for his own chariots and to be his horsemen(to serve the needs of those that govern them), and some will run before his chariots(they die first).
12 He will appoint captains over his thousands and captains over his fifties, will set some to plow his
ground and reap his harvest, and some to make his weapons of war and equipment for his chariots(all will fill jobs with the majority of the money going to the world's systems).
13 He will take your daughters to be perfumers, cooks, and bakers(they
will do menial jobs, be made lower than man).
14 And he will take the best of your fields, your vineyards, and your olive groves, and give them
to hisservants(the systems take the lion's share and the people suffer).
15 He will take a tenth of your grain and your vintage, and give it to his officers and servants(people die of starvation, but the leadership grows fat).
16 And he will take your male servants, your female servants, your finest young men, and your donkeys,
and put them to his work(they own the earth's resources).
17 He will take a tenth of your sheep(in the USA it is more than that today, depending on our income). And youwillbehisservants.
18 And you will cry out in that day(when the people realize what has happened)because of your king whom you have chosen for yourselves(man's
fault), and the Lordwillnothearyou in that day.” (We
have been suffering the consequences ever since. This whole prophecy has been, and still is today being fulfilled.)
Let us look at what the Lord's response was to their decision.
I Samuel 8:7
7 And the Lord said to Samuel, “Heed the voice of the people in all that they say to you; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me(how sad), that I should not reign over them(You see, God lovingly ruled through His leadership, a chosen people that
functioned according to His law).
God's laws bring harmony and order, protection and provision, real quality of life if followed. Now we are under the laws of the land, governed by people groomed for government position by the world's standards and what they think or how they feel about God is of no significance.
Because of the decision to choose a king that functioned with the same tactics as the world's kings, God's people along with all mankind are in the shape we are today. Side Note: as an example, in the land of the free, USA, we pay property taxes. Even though we work hard to pay off our property, if these taxes are not met our homes are sold at auction so the taxes can be collected. Then there is “eminent domain”, the power of a state or national government to take private property for whatever use, government buildings, public utilities, highways etc. Even our income is taxed, sales are taxed, tax, tax, tax!
The Lord says to pay them though, as they are a part of this world's systems and the laws of leadership we chose.
17 Tell us, therefore, what do You think(speaking to Jesus)? Is it lawful
to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?” (Caesar being a king of this world.)
18 But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, “Why do you test Me, you hypocrites?
19 Show Me the tax money.” So they brought Him a denarius.
20 And He said to them, “Whose image and inscription is this?”
21 They said to Him, “Caesar’s.” And He said to them, “Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”
Again, this is what we chose, we have made things a mess!
In effort to see things improve let us begin to look a little deeper into what or who is behind all this. Please take note, as Jesus spoke directly to Satan who was operating through Peter in Matthew 16:23, so God spoke to the enemy functioning through the King of Tyre, giving us a clue concerning the mastermind behind the world, its systems and the government that rules it. We will begin to see as the plot unfolds how this world and all that pertains to it are a fulfillment of the enemy's plan for control.
us read fromEzekiel 28:4-6.
4 With your wisdom and your understanding(speaking to Satan or Lucifer) you have gained riches for yourself, and gathered gold and silver into your treasuries(through the King of Tyre);
5 By your great wisdom in trade(he made him shrewd and clever) you have increased your riches, and your heart is lifted upbecause ofyour riches),” (wealth is defined as power and control)
6 ‘Therefore thus says the Lord God: “Becauseyou have set your heart as the heart of a god, (The Devil was ruling through man!)
12 “Son of man, take up a lamentation for the king of Tyre (now remember, like Judas he was possessed by Satan), and say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “You (Satan)werethe seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.
13 You were in Eden, the garden of God(we know the King of Tyre was not in the garden with Adam and Eve); every precious stone was your covering: the sardius, topaz, and diamond,
beryl, onyx, and jasper, sapphire, turquoise, and emeraldwith gold(he was dressed beautifully). The workmanship of your timbrels and pipes was prepared for you on the day you were created(he was heaven's chief musician).
14 “You werethe anointed cherub(angel of light, beautiful to look at) who covers(he was assigned to protect and guard the human race); Iestablished you(God chose him); you were on the holy mountain of God(he
was to guide God's government, not become it); you walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones.
15 You wereperfect in your ways from the day you were created, tilliniquity was found in you. (humm, we could also say the same for Adam!)
Isaiah 14 plainly reveals the enemy's heart condition.
12 “How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning(he was there from the beginning of the heavens)! How you are cut down to the ground(woe to the earth), you who weakened the nations!
13 For you have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God(he claimed he would be greater than man or angels); I will also sit on the mount of the congregation(God's holy mountain, home of His government) on the farthest sides of the north (to rule as king);
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds(dwell in the highest realm, did
you ever wonder what got into people to build the tower of Babel?), I will be like the Most High.’ (Sure, this created creature will be like the God that created him ...not!)
Full of pride and arrogance, he honestly thinks he can be like God! A plan began to evolve in his twisted
heart and mind. He devised a way to rule our planet by taking captive the ones to whom God had given dominion so their appointed authority would be his. To achieve this it would be necessary to disconnect Adam and Eve from the mind of Christ, the Wisdom of God. Only then could his ideas easily be fed and his thoughts interjected to carry out his plans to build a world through them that he would rule as god. God warned them to not touch or taste of his fruit, but here is another one of those irresponsible decisions
man made that would forever change the plight of all creation. The thing Satan wanted most was held out to Eve as a carrot and she
bought into the lie, you will be as God. He also said she would not die, but be much wiser for knowing good and
evil. Understand, Adam was not deceived like Eve, he simply chose to participate in Eve's decision. The sly old serpent had them both.
Now his thinking would make perfect sense to them and his plan for supremacy could continue. He would triumphantly build a world that reflected his nature, his desires, making him its god!
II Corinthians 4:4reveals
4 whose minds the god of this age(Old King James translated the word
age as world) has blinded, who do not believe(they too made all the wrong choices), lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should
shine on them(and set them free).
So the world Adam and Eve established through their descendants to this day belongs to God's enemy.
Now let us look at another part of his plan that has been accomplished to our ruin. Just as he decreed
he would, he ascended to heaven causing havoc as he misled the angels of God causing them to lust after and marry the daughters of man. This cross between man and angel was a major part of his plan. He would alter or change humanity, making them his creation with minds and hearts shaped to his image, a different kind, an entity or race changed from what God created them to be. A people that would accept his ideas as logical!
In conclusion of part one, Adam and Eve, the parents of mankind, chose Satan's wisdom and knowledge over God's reshaping their natures and desires. Mates pleasing their personalities were also unwisely chosen to satisfy the lust of the flesh, lust of the eye, pride of life, intensifying the bloodlines and traits of the angels. Is it any wonder man desired a king chosen like the world and happily built kingdoms and societies creating a culture that fulfilled Satan's plan to be as God.