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II Peter 3:13-14 speaks of these things.
13 Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.
14 Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless;
Isaiah spoke of this time also as he prophesied in Isaiah 65:17.
17 “For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; and the former shall not be remembered or come to mind.
Isaiah prophesied of these ones in Isaiah 61:4.
4 And they shall rebuild the old ruins, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the ruined cities, the desolations of many generations.
So let us begin our journey, from the fall of mankind down through time, to better understand what must be righted and in what way man must change.
As we have discussed in previous blasts, Adam and Eve chose the knowledge of Satan
over the knowledge of God
. In doing this they disobeyed Father's command
, His law to not touch or taste that knowledge
, because as He explained, it would result in their death
. Death was indeed the penalty of breaking God's law
which is actually Satan's intended end for God's children
and has been all along. In fact, he came to kill, steal and destroy all of creation that would not submit to his rule. Scripture explains, Satan, known also as Lucifer or the devil, had a plan to rule this planet
, to become father to all on it in effort to be like God. Every bit of wisdom taught by the enemy to mankind was therefore cleverly directed towards fulfilling his decree
as recorded in Isaiah 14:12-14.
12 “How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground (cast out of heaven to 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; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north;
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.’
I Corinthians 3:18-20
18 Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you seems to be wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise (let him forget the world's knowledge).
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.”
21 He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.”
Genesis 6:1-2, 4-7
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.
4 There were giants on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.
5 Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
6 And the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.
7 So the Lord said, “I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air (all the angels tainted), for I am sorry that I have made them.”
Jude 1:6 speaks of this time.
6 And the angels who did not keep their proper domain (to live in the heavens), but left their own abode, He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day;
Enoch 6:1-2 now elaborates.
1 And it came to pass when the children of men had multiplied that in those days were born unto them beautiful and comely daughters.
2 And the angels, the children of the heaven, saw and lusted after them, and said to one another: 'Come, let us choose us wives from among the children of men and beget us children.
1 And all the others together with them took unto themselves wives, and each chose for himself one, and they began to go in unto them and to defile themselves with them, and they taught them charms and enchantments, and the cutting of roots, and made them acquainted with plants (taught them evil things that today are still used in witchcraft).
2 And they became pregnant, and they bare great giants, whose height was three thousand ells: (this infusion of angel blood now ran through the Adamic race)
3 Who consumed all the acquisitions of men. And when men could no longer sustain them,
4 The giants turned against them and devoured mankind.
5 And they began to sin against birds, and beasts, and reptiles, and fish, and to devour one another's flesh, and drink the blood. (All creation became tainted!)
8 And now the giants (the offspring of the angels and mankind, who died in the flood of Noah's day, turned into their spiritual state as they were half angel),who are produced from the spirits and flesh, shall be called evil spirits upon the earth, and on the earth shall be their dwelling (we don't see them but they are here).
9 Evil spirits have proceeded from their bodies; because they are born from men, and from the holy Watchers is their beginning and primal origin; they shall be evil spirits on earth, and evil spirits shall they be called.
10 As for the spirits of heaven, in heaven shall be their dwelling, but as for the spirits of the earth which were born upon the earth, on the earth shall be their dwelling (at their death, their spirits were confined to earth because this was where they were born, they are a form of earthling).
11 And the spirits of the giants afflict, oppress, destroy, attack, do battle, and work destruction on the earth, and cause trouble: they take no food (they are spirits), but nevertheless hunger and thirst (no body to satisfy themselves through), and cause offenses (these unseen spirits enter into the bodies of mankind to live their lives).
12 And these spirits shall rise up against the children of men and against the women, because they have proceeded from them. (They hate us! They cause us to war against one another, attack and make us sick physically, mentally and emotionally.)
Ephesians 6:12-13 describes the battle.
12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
4 And they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.”
4 Now before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both old and young, all the people from every quarter, surrounded the house.
5 And they called to Lot and said to him, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us that we may know them carnally.”
6 So Lot went out to them through the doorway, shut the door behind him,
7 and said, “Please, my brethren, do not do so wickedly!
8 See now, I have two daughters who have not known a man; please, let me bring them out to you, and you may do to them as you wish; only do nothing to these men, since this is the reason .”
God destroys both cities! But look at this! The account ends in incest between those that managed to escape the destruction of the cities!
31 Now the firstborn said to the younger, “Our father is old, and there is no man on the earth to come in to us as is the custom of all the earth.
32 Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him (just like Ham), that we may preserve the lineage of our father.”
We are not even out of the 19th
chapter of Genesis! Are we getting the idea? Do we see these same things today
? Has anything really changed? The population is by far greater so there is even more of it! As stated in “What Was the Original Sin
?”, Satan had a dream to be like god
and mankind has done their very best to see to it he succeeds! Cain murdered Abel, Esau gave up his birthright for food! They've broken every law of God, squeezed Him for the most part out of their lives at the prompting of the evil that silently lures them to the pleasures of the kingdom of darkness. The majority of humanity has by this time been clearly marked by the enemy
as ones that belong to him by their choice of knowledge
, religion and culture
in general. Sadly, had they followed God's law
they would have been protected by it
, but understand, much of the world's church
teaches we are not under the law of God. Yes, agreed, we are certainly not under the law of Moses, but … we are most definitely under the law of God!
31 Do we then make void the law through faith? Certainly not! On the contrary, we establish the law.
Hebrews 8:10 explains.
10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.
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.
27 For as many of you 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.
So Christ is the Seed of Abraham
and the born again are the seed of Christ
and therefore heirs of the promises
made to the forefathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob concerning restoration. The born again are the true Israel
that have become one with Christ at communion
, ones God made a new covenant
with writing His laws on their hearts and minds
. So do you think just maybe the doctrine concerning the law of God should be promoting obedience to it? Without the law to give direction, reveal God's will, cover and protect, many of the newborn will become spiritual Esau's
. They give up their new birthrights to return to the world because of their hunger for its pleasures
, not knowing they are lawless and wrong. Satan has lured many back to his kingdom
with this strategy. In fact, remember it was man's disobedience to God's commandments that started this whole mess
to begin with! Should we not want to live by God's law, be protected and covered by it, guided and directed by it? Do we not want to be at peace with God and at ease with ourselves by walking in God's will revealed through His laws. Besides, if we lived by the law of God the word of our testimony
would always be positive, truthful and powerful against all opposition!
Closing thoughts, the law of faith
says, “be it as you believe”, so do you see how born again man could overcome any obstacle that would stand in their way if they applied the appropriate law
concerning their situation, and then believed and walked in that law? The law of faith backed by God's sovereignty
would cause them to prevail, be overcomers, victorious
! Satan does not want mankind to understand this!
10 Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.