Apostle Jacquelyn Fedor
THE CURSED RACE OF MANKIND
1 Cor. 15:22
22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive.
In other words, in Adam all die or are cursed by being plagued with aging and decay, resulting in death. But we can overcome this curse and live.
28 "for in Him (Jesus) we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, "For we are also His offspring."
Simply speaking, Adam and his descendants are the cursed, while Jesus and His descendants are the blessed.
What were some of the curses that Adam and Eve brought on themselves by disobeying God? To begin with, the woman had her joint rulership status over the powers and principalities and rulers of darkness removed, and God assigned the husband the leadership role to cover and protect the family. She would be dependent on her husband to cover her. Childbirth would also be painful and God told her that these things would bring her much sorrow. Adam too was cursed of course. He would have to toil all the days of his life to support his family.
Instead of living in a lush garden, where food was at their fingertips, they were banned from God's original provision and were destined to eat by the sweat of their brow and eke out a living from a land filled with thorns and thistles. Not exactly a blessing! We are so far removed from the perfection of the original pair and the beautiful, fertile garden they called home that it is very hard to even comprehend all that we really lost. We more or less accept our cursed condition as the norm, forgetting that we were once immortal beings in the likeness of the Creator. Now we are sick and dying, trapped in mortal bodies and bound to time. What a tragically cursed condition Adam, and all that are related to him, are in!
Throughout history however, God offered time after time to restore and bless Israel "IF" they would obey His voice and love Him. It seems however, that it was just not in them to be faithful or to obey His commandments. Like their predecessors, Adam and Eve, they wanted to think for themselves and do everything their way. Headstrong and rebellious, Adam's offspring have reproduced over these thousands of years a people that the Bible refers to as the "fullness of the gentile". The Hebrew word gentile means heathen.
So Adam's race today for the most part is the fullness of the heathen. Now here is something we must understand. The only one that will bless the heathen is Satan. This is so he can use them and their wealth to promote his kingdoms, his religions and economy. But think about this, even the wealthy get sick, grow old and die. Why? Because they are of Adam's race. Cursed they are, and cursed they remain.
WHAT CHANCE IS THERE FOR MANKIND?
Satan's greatest fear is that the curse of death and corruption might be removed from mankind. This would result in humans being reinstated as the dominant rulers of this planet in keeping with God's original plan for them. Regardless of how hard Satan has tried to blind God's people and deceive them through false doctrine and traditions, there are still a few that are not fooled, hunger for truth and want to really know God. A little remnant remains today that is both teachable and pliable.
As God reveals his plans, sharing with mankind how He will regain the earth for His Kingdom and restore humanity to its rightful position, these hear, obey and fulfill whatever part God has called them to perform in carrying out these plans. God has concealed His strategy until this end time so that the enemy has less time to abort His orders. As God's plans are revealed however, they must be acted upon swiftly by each called individual. The victory is ours if we will obey His voice and love Him enough to change our ideas, eschatology and lifestyle.
Old wineskins however will remain a part of Adam's race forever. The fearful and the cowardly will be afraid to lay their will and carnal life on the altar and trust in God's sovereignty to sustain them. They will remain cursed and resign to being a part of Adam and his fate.
The stiff-necked and rebellious will not even be able to identify with God's remnant people. In fact, even as Cain hated Abel's sacrifice, so these hardened Adamic offspring will hate the sacrifices God's true remnant make to please God.
WHAT ARE THESE SACRIFICES?
Number One, the true remnant are willing to give up being one of Adam's people. They are agreeable to separating from his unclean world with its cursed and unclean people, systems and religions. They responded and were obedient to His voice in II Corinthians 6:17 and 18 as He rhemaed the scripture to them.
2 Cor. 6:17-18
17 Therefore "Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you."
18 "I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.
Secondly, these understand that they must be something other than Adam's race so that they can be the blessed of God and heirs of His Kingdom. Jesus tells us plainly how to become a part of His Kingdom.
3 Jesus answered and said to him, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God."
You see, we must be born again into another race of people, a new breed to be a part of God's Kingdom. Jesus set the example.
13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to he baptized by him.
Then He explains who His new family is after baptism.
47 Then one said to Him, "Look Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside, seeking to speak with You."
48 But He answered and said to the one who told Him, "Who is My mother and who are My brothers?"
49 And He stretched out His hand toward His disciples and said, "Here are My mother and My brothers!
50 "For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother and sister and mother."
Now let us look at Romans the sixth chapter to see how we too can have this experience.
3 Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? (We died to the old race of our original birth)
4 Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. (As a new and different kind of mankind).
5 For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection,
6 knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him (no longer Adam), that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin (the penalty of sin is death).
7 For he who has died has been freed from sin (and therefore death).
8 Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him.
9 knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more, Death no longer has dominion over Him (we live in Him).
HOW TO BE PROPERLY BAPTIZED
So if we renounce Adam and his people and separate our hearts and minds from them, even to the point of physically separating if need be, we can then repent for our own sins and lay our old man, Adam, in the grave at baptism and come up a resurrected new creature, a different race unrelated to those of Adam. We must do all in the name of Jesus so we have the power of attorney to use that that name as needed. What was cursed is now dead, our Adamic self, and we are newborns, ready to make new decisions and live a blessed life. David sang about these ones thousands of years ago and the song was recorded at Psalms 102:18.
18 This will written for the generation to come, that a people yet to be created may praise the LORD.
Notice the above scripture said "may praise the Lord". The newborn of God are created to praise Him. Cain, symbolic of Adam's children, hates the sacrifice of praise that the end time remnant offers up to God. It is the new raw sound coupled with the end time revelation released in the lyrics of their songs that offends Adam and Satan. These praisers are also vessels that the Lord sings the prophetic word through. In the Song of the Lord is instruction for the remnant. Cain neither understands the songs of God, nor does he like God's songs any more than he likes the vessels He uses to sing through.
The fact that these vessels have separated themselves from him and the rest of the Adamic race angers him even more and, like Cain of old, he tries to kill them. This time however, he kills them spiritually by falsely accusing them of wrong-doing, and many times ruining their validity in ministry. But again more than his disgust for their music, he hates their sacrifice of separateness.
If we look at the word robe in the Strongs Concordance, we will see that it is through separation that the remnant make their robes white. These robes are the mark of dignity as well that allows them to stand out from Adam's people. They will be quite glad they made this sacrifice when God's wrath is poured on those that are not wearing them. Now let us closely look at the word robe:
Greek 4749 stole (stol-ay');
from 4724; equipment, i.e. (specifically) a "stole"or long-fitting gown (as a mark of dignity):
KJV-- long clothing (garment), (long) robe.
4724 stello (stel'-lo):
probably strengthened from the base of 2476; properly, to set fast ("stall"), i.e. (figuratively) to repress (reflexively, abstain from associating with):
KJV-- avoid, withdrawself.
2476 histemi (his'-tay-mee);
a prolonged form of a primary stao (stah'-o) (of the same meaning, and used for it in certain tenses) to stand (transitively or intransitively), used in various applications (literally or figuratively):
Look at what these born again, separate ones with white robes do:
KJV-- abide, appoint, bring, continue, covenant, establish, hold up, lay, present, set (up). stanch, stand (by, forth, still, up). Compare 5087.
5087 says to place in a passive or horizontal posture, utterly prostrate.
These separate ones lay down their desires and agendas to allow the Lord to live through them. In other words, these rest from their works so He can perform His works through them.
9 There remains therefore a rest for the people of God.
10 For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His.
Now the Lord can truly use them to execute His plans to build His Kingdom. They are vessels He dwells in and lives through to bring victory to mankind.
27 To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
THE PROTECTED AND BLESSED
Only those that wear these robes of separation from Adam and his world are the true remnant, and eligible to be covered by the blood of the Lamb. When the wrath of God is poured, these will be found safe in their chambers while Adam and his family, along with all they have stored up for themselves, will be destroyed. Isaiah prophesied of this time in Isaiah 26:20-21.
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.
21 For behold, the LORD comes out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity; the earth will also disclose her blood, and will no more cover her slain.
Only the correctly baptized will be the newborn that are redeemed from the curse.
Gal. 3: 13-14
13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, "Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree"),
14 that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ.
Is this not very plain? Now let us look at Galatians.
27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female for you are all one in Christ Jesus (there is no more curse! Christ took the curse on Himself so the newborn could inherit the blessing promised to Abraham's seed).
29 And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.
The separated, born again are the true seed of Abraham, the sacred seed, the blessed of God.
The remnant are ones that also understood when God shined the light on Acts 2:38 that the church had been baptizing wrongly. They had been submerging their people in the titles of God rather than His name. God is Father as the creator, Son as our redeemer and the Holy Spirit that is in us, but He is one God. He has many names however, and out of all His many names, the name He has chosen to make more powerful than any other name is Jesus. It was His choice and He gives us the right to use that all powerful name at baptism. Let us examine Acts 2:38.
38 Then Peter said to them, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
But you may ask, "Is the Father's name not Jehovah or Yahweh?" Yes, and it is also Jesus. Let us look at Isaiah for the proof.
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.
Jesus is the Father. He is the Son and He is the Holy Spirit. How can this be? 2 Corinthians explains:
2 Cor. 5:19
19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has but has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
God was in the bodysuit of Jesus so to speak. So they were one.
9 Jesus said to him, "Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip'? He who has seen Me has seen the Father so how can you say, "Show us the Father'?
But the point I want to make is that the name of Jesus is the name that is above all the other names of God. Why? Because in it is our victory.
9 Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth,
Why will we as the church not get this right? Probably for the most part the scripture found at Matthew 28:19 has people confused, but it really should not. If we will look closely at this scripture we will see that Jesus told His disciples to go forth and baptize in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He is one God and His name is Jesus. Nowhere in the Bible do we see anyone baptized in the title of Father, Son or Holy Spirit. They were always baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
SEPARATE AND GROW UP
God is doing a separation Himself whether we participate or not. The parable of the virgins is prophetic of this very time. This is a place in history when the remnant is being separated from the remnant. The Godly that are in Adam are being asked to grow a little more. They must die to who they were (Adam) and become the anointed children of the new day. Only those that are obedient to move ahead will have the holy oil to break this yoke of death and be the recipients of the scriptures found at 1 Corinthians 15.
1 Cor. 15:49
49 And as we have borne the image of the man of dust (Adam), we shall also bear the image of the heavenly Man (Jesus).
The obedient remnant will be like Him in all ways.
1 Cor. 15:51
51 Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep (or die), but we shall all be changed-
"Changed into what?"you may ask!
1 Cor. 15:54
54 So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saving that is written: "Death is swallowed up in victory."
There is no curse of death on God's children. These new creatures will unite with others of like kind to form the body of Christ. When the body of Christ comes to full stature (and only God knows how many it takes to accomplish that), then time and Satan will have no more influence over them. Does this not seem exciting? Nothing can stand against these ones!
In closing, let us read our opening scripture one more time.
1 Cor. 15:22
22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive.
God's voice rings out loud and clear today as it did long ago in Deuteronomy 30. He is saying once again, "choose for yourself Life or death, Blessings or cursings". This inheritance belongs only to the sacred seed of God, the seed of Abraham. These are the born again children of light, separated and set aside from all evil, the Blessed race of Mankind.