Adam

16Jun06

Gen 1:26  And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Gen 2:7  And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

the LORD God formed man of the dust…  Aphar: dust (as powdered or gray); hence clay, earth, mud: – ashes, dust, earth, ground, morter, powder, rubbish. 

Adam: dyed red, to be made red.

Jesus (Lord God) took the gray ashes of the destroyed Pre-Adamic world and washed them in His Royal Blood.  He then put His Spirit in Adam.  To be in the image & likeness of God is to be born-again. The forming (yatsar:  squeezing into shape; mould into a form; especially as a potter) of Adam tells the story of salvation.  At the Cross our sins are washed in the Blood of the Lamb (we are dyed red) and God’s Holy Spirit comes into us (He is the rejuvenating force within us).

As with the forming of Adam, man is “born-again” on this earth (God raised man from the Pre-Adamic ashes), we can be born-again from being dead in sin to “life, and that we may have it more abundantly” through what Jesus did at the Cross.

Rom 6:14  For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.   This is the dominion God desires for us.  As long as Adam delighted in God dominion over the earth & all that was in it was his.  Adam through sin gave dominion over to Satan.  God doesn’t desire an earthly kingdom.  God desires that we give Him dominion over our hearts.  God gave dominion over the earth to Adam.  Romans 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.  Luke 17:21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.  As long as Jesus is your King sin shall not have dominion over you.

John 19:34    But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.

When Christ’s Blood flowed out of Him it applied all the way back to Adam.  This is how the ashes were washed in Blood that bcame Adam.  All Old Testament Saints are saved the same way as New Testament saints.  There is only one salvation.  The Water that came out of Jesus represents the Holy Spirit.  It is the breath of life that went into Adam.


If God says something one time, it’s important.  If He says it a second time, you better take heed!

1Ch 16:22  Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.
Psa 105:15  Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.

Read what David said about Saul, even tough Saul tried to kill him.  There was no mention of Saul’s disobedience of God & his rejection by God.  David was honoring God’s anointing on Saul.  David wasn’t overlooking Saul’s failures, the point was regarding God’s anointing.

2Sa 1:14  And David said unto him, How wast thou not afraid to stretch forth thine hand to destroy the LORD’s anointed?
2Sa 1:15  And David called one of the young men, and said, Go near, and fall upon him. And he smote him that he died.
2Sa 1:16  And David said unto him, Thy blood be upon thy head; for thy mouth hath testified against thee, saying, I have slain the LORD’s anointed.
2Sa 1:17  And David lamented with this lamentation over Saul and over Jonathan his son:
2Sa 1:18  (Also he bade them teach the children of Judah the use of the bow: behold, it is written in the book of Jasher.)
2Sa 1:19  The beauty of Israel is slain upon thy high places: how are the mighty fallen!
2Sa 1:20  Tell it not in Gath, publish it not in the streets of Askelon; lest the daughters of the Philistines rejoice, lest the daughters of the uncircumcised triumph.
2Sa 1:21  Ye mountains of Gilboa, let there be no dew, neither let there be rain, upon you, nor fields of offerings: for there the shield of the mighty is vilely cast away, the shield of Saul, as though he had not been anointed with oil.
2Sa 1:22  From the blood of the slain, from the fat of the mighty, the bow of Jonathan turned not back, and the sword of Saul returned not empty.
2Sa 1:23  Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in their lives, and in their death they were not divided: they were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions.
2Sa 1:24  Ye daughters of Israel, weep over Saul, who clothed you in scarlet, with other delights, who put on ornaments of gold upon your apparel.

Elisha probably had a head full of hair.  It doesn’t matter whether or not he had hair or not.  The term bald was used to say God wasn’t Elisha’s covering.  The children were had no respect for God’s anointing upon Elisha even though it was double that of Elijah.  It is said there isn’t a greater fury than a mother bear defending her cubs.  God’s fury avenging His children is even greater as represented by two mother bears here.

2Ki 2:23  And he went up from thence unto Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head.
2Ki 2:24  And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the LORD. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tore forty and two children of them.

God called Cain & his descendants “Cherubims with a flaming sword”.  A”flaming sword” is the anointed word of God to give the message of the Cross.  The mark on Cain is the same on all those doing God’s will.

Gen 3:24  So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
Gen 4:15  And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.

Lucifer was anointed by God.  God said of Lucifer “Thou sealest up the sum”, “thou was perfect in thy ways….till….”, that was to say Lucifer was the finest Pre-Adamic man God had on the face of the earth.  God said Lot was the finest man in his day, Lot’s “friends” had to apologize to him before God would forgive them.   Michael respected the anointing God had placed upon Lucifer & was careful of what he said.

Eze 28:14  Thou [art] the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee [so]: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
Eze 28:15  Thou [wast] perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.
Jud 1:9  Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.

Read the warning from the Apostle Paul.  Don’t judge God’s anointed!  They belong to God, He will judge them as He did Lucifer.

Act 23:3  Then said Paul unto him, God shall smite thee, [thou] whited wall: for sittest thou to judge me after the law, and commandest me to be smitten contrary to the law?

I think the finest man & preacher God has on this earth today is Rev. Jimmy Swaggart.  Speak kindly about Brother Swaggart, don’t harbor any resentment or ill will towards him.  Honor God’s anointing on Jimmy Swaggart.   I believe the anointing of the Holy Spirit on him is greater than  on any other preacher.   God’s anointing on a preacher is equivalent to the call of God on the preacher.

The anointing of God is always to preach the message of the Cross.   The word “Christ” means “anointed one”.   It is all about what Jesus did at the Cross.  No Cross, no salvation, no healing & no blessings.   Through what Jesus did at the Cross we can have “life & life more abundantly”.

John 10:10    The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have [it] more abundantly.


Genesis 3:24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.

Cherubims is plural for cherub, an Akkadian verb meaning “to praise, to adore & to bless”.  The Bible calls itself a “sword”, Eph 6:17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:  Hbr 4:12 For the word of God [is] quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and [is] a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.  A “flaming sword” is the Word of God preached under the anointing of the Holy Spirit.  A “flaming sword” cuts like a twoedged sword to bring us to the foot of the Cross. The Cross is our tree of Life today.  The Message of the Cross “keeps the way of the tree”.  Anything else turns us away.  These Cherubim were men preaching under the anointing of the Holy Spirit.  Vine’s Expository Dictionary says the Cherubim represent redeemed men.

Who were the Cherubim?   “….He (God) placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubim….”   Genesis 4:16 And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.  Cain & his decendents are the only ones recorded in the Bible at the east of Eden.  I will now show that Cain became redeemed (forgiven & born-again).

Genesis 4:6 And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen?  7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.  8 And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.

Wroth in the Bible also means worried, in fact the Hebrew word for wroth is translated “fret” in Psalms & Proverbs.  From the context of Genesis 4 we can see it means worried.  Genesis 4:7 is really the same as  Luke 22:31 And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: 32 But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.  God told Cain & Peter that Satan desired to destroy them, but Jesus prayed their faith wouldn’t fail.  Satan always comes against those God uses.

Genesis 4:15 And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.

“Mark” means a sign.  This sign on Cain is the same sign that is on Christians today.  As Cain went about doing God’s will preaching the message of the Cross, they should’ve realized Cain was God’s anointed.  1Ch 16:22 [Saying], Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.

Gen 4:16 And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.
Gen 4:17 And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.

The Hebrew word for Enoch means initiating. To initiate something is to begin a new thing, i.e. born-again.  In the Old Testament people would name children & places after events in their lives.  Cain named the first city recorded in the Bible & his son Enoch.  I believe Enoch was a city of refuge.  A vagabond doesn’t build a city & live in it, Cain may have been a fugitive, but he was no vagabond.  God forgave Cain!  God’s curse doesn’t apply to those He forgives.    Gen 4:14 I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, [that] every one that findeth me shall slay me.  A city of refuge was a place for fugitives,  Enoch was a refuge from the self righteous bunch west of  Eden.  John 16:2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.    

 Gen 3:23 Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.

Where was the ground from whence he was taken?

Gen 2:7     And the LORD God formed man [of] the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.  Gen 2:8 And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.

He was taken from the ground west of the garden of Eden.  For those that think there were a type of angels called cherubims with a flaming sword to keep Cain out of Eden, it doesn’t make sense for the angels being east of Eden while Cain was banished to the west.  Joel 2:3 A fire devoureth before them; and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.  God destroyed the garden with fire as He did Sodom.  Nothing was needed to keep Cain from the tree of life, the Cross of Christ is now our Tree of Life.
 
Cherubims, and a flaming Sword.

There’s only one way to righteousness, the penalty for sin was paid on the Cross by Jesus!   Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.  Luke 9:23  And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.


Lucifer

26Feb06

Isa 14:12  How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
Eze 28:13  Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.

I believe Lucifer was the very first man God created, the first Pre-Adamic man.  O Lucifer, son of the morning!  Morning means beginning.  Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God.  Eden was originally created in the Preadamic time.  The six days of creation in Genesis was actually six days of recreation after the fall of the Pre-Adamic World.  (See my entry “The Tree of Knowledge of Good & Evil”)  God commanded the garden to grow again for Adam’s time.

Lucifer was a priest before God, he wore a breastplate of gold with nine stones in it.  Compare the breastplate of gold the Levitical priests wore with twelve stones.  Lucifer’s nine were of the twelve in the Levitical priests breastplates.  As with the Levitical priests, Lucifer’s nine stones represented tribes from sons.  I believe this means Lucifer had nine sons.

Lucifer praised God with music & song with the instruments that he made from the talent God put in him at his creation.   Job 38:7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

Lucifer had a strikingly similar activity to Moses during the Pre-Adamic time.

Exo 34:29  And it came to pass, when Moses came down from mount Sinai with the two tables of testimony in Moses’ hand, when he came down from the mount, that Moses knew not that the skin of his face shone while he talked with him.
Exo 34:30  And when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone; and they were afraid to come nigh him.
Exo 34:31  And Moses called unto them; and Aaron and all the rulers of the congregation returned unto him: and Moses talked with them.
Exo 34:32  And afterward all the children of Israel came nigh: and he gave them in commandment all that the LORD had spoken with him in mount Sinai.
Exo 34:33  And till Moses had done speaking with them, he put a veil on his face.
Exo 34:34  But when Moses went in before the LORD to speak with him, he took the veil off, until he came out. And he came out, and spoke unto the children of Israel that which he was commanded.
Exo 34:35  And the children of Israel saw the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses’ face shone: and Moses put the veil upon his face again, until he went in to speak with him.

Eze 28:14    Thou [art] the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee [so]: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
Eze 28:17  Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.

As Moses walked up & down God’s Holy mountain in our world, Lucifer walked up & down God’s Holy mountain in the Pre-Adamic world.  As Moses face shone with the glory of God so did Lucifer’s.  There’s no doubt that the light of God was beautiful & bright.  “….beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness….”  Moses covered his face with a veil, had lucifer done the same maybe his outcome would have been different.   Some people today worship their pastors.  With his face shining with the glory of God the people thought more of him than they should’ve and he accepted it.

Isa 14:13  For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
Isa 14:14  I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.

This brought about his fall.  A preacher needs to stay humble.  This is why God gave Paul his thorn in the flesh.

Eze 28:15  Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.
Eze 28:16  By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.

But God is a forgiving God.  I believe God forgave Lucifer one time, He brought Lucifer to repentance.

Eze 28:18  Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffic; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.

In the Old Testament repentance was signified by sitting in ashes & heaping dust on their heads.  When God forgives a person they want to tell about God’s mercy to them.  They become on fire for God.  This is often seen in new converts to Christ.  If God says He going to do something, he does it.  God isn’t a liar.  He clearly said in Eze 28:18 He was going to bring Lucifer to repentance with a consuming fire to praise Him.  He did it!

Lucifer fell a second time from which he became eternally lost.

Isa 14:15  Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
Isa 14:16  They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;
Isa 14:17  That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?
Isa 14:18  All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in glory, every one in his own house.
Isa 14:19  But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, and as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcass trodden under feet.
Isa 14:20  Thou shalt not be joined with them in burial, because thou hast destroyed thy land, and slain thy people: the seed of evildoers shall never be renowned.

I believe Lucifer’s repentance wasn’t accepted well by the Pre-Adamic people.  I don’t think he could handle the rejection and he rebelled against God for it and brought about the destruction of the Pre-Adamic world.

Eze 28:19  All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more.


The Golden Calf

18Feb06

Exodus 32:23  For they said unto me, Make us gods, which shall go before us: for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we know not what is become of him.

The people won’t trust in the work of the Cross, so they seek a way of the flesh.  What happened in in Exodus 32 is similar to The Purpose Driven Life.  Aaron compares to Rick Warren here.  Aaron made a god of his own hands while Rick Warren gives us a false way.

Exo 32:25  And when Moses saw that the people were naked; (for Aaron had made them naked unto their shame among their enemies:)

Only the shed Blood of Christ can cover our sins.  Any other way than what Jesus did at the the Cross will leave our sins naked before God.  Only the work of the Cross can clean us up and make the change in us to the image & likeness of God.  A false way will leave us in shame before our enemies, because it won’t work.

Exo 32:7  And the LORD said unto Moses, Go, get thee down; for thy people, which thou broughtest out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves:
Exo 32:8  They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them: they have made them a molten calf, and have worshiped it, and have sacrificed thereunto, and said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which have brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.

Egypt represents the secular world.   The Purpose Driven Life is no more than secular humanism & psychology.

Exo 32:9  And the LORD said unto Moses, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people:
Exo 32:10  Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them:

You can see from Exodus 32:7-10 how God feels about false ways & the people who follow & promote them.

Repent, turn to the Cross of Christ, it’s the only way.


Repent

05Feb06

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μετανοέω
metanoeō
Thayer Definition:
1) to change one’s mind, i.e. to repent
2) to change one’s mind for better, heartily to amend with abhorrence of one’s past sins
Part of Speech: verb
Mar 1:15  And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.
Repent means to change your mind, to decide to turn to God, to trust in what Jesus did at the Cross to make us right.  We can’t set ourselves free from sin.
 
The notion that we can repent of our sins is wrong, read what Paul says:
Rom 7:23  But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.
Rom 7:24  O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?
The Apostle Paul said this in his struggle as a born-again Christian.
Rom 7:25  I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

 Jesus the author and finisher of our faith, He gives us a new nature.  Jesus only can purge us of sin. 
Heb 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

I like the part of “despising the shame”, while others may look at us for the sins that we have committed that we have been forgiven for, Jesus despises the shame of them!  Why look to what Jesus despises???  If you don’t forgive Jesus won’t forgive you!  Mat 6:15  But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.  Mat 18:35  So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.  Do you want Jesus to despise you???


Gen 2:9  And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

God didn’t make the tree of knowledge of good and evil & He didn’t want it in the garden.  Jam 1:13  Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man.  Adam was put in the garden to care for it, he should’ve destroyed this tree.   Gen 2:15  And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.

This corrupt tree was genetically engineered in the pre-adamic world.
Mat 7:17  Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
Mat 7:18  A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
After the fall of the pre-adamic world God made the world habitable again. Gen 1:2-1:31.  All the seeds, spores & bulbs from the pre-adamic world were in the ground & strated to grow again at God’s command.
Gen 1:11  And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
Gen 1:12  And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
Unfortunately the genetically engineered plants also began to grow also.  A genetically engineered plant is one who is not “whose seed is in itself”.  A genetically engineered plant produces a seed which is different than the plant from which it is engineered from.

Here are some examples of genetically engineered plants.
Mat 13:38  The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;
Mat 7:16  Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
Tares are poisonous wheat look a likes.  They were most likely engineered from wheat.  A scientific study  of thorns & thistles showed when a thorn start to grow it starts as a branch but suddenly mutates into a thorn.  The same with a thistle, it starts like a flower but mutates into a thistle.

Shaman in South America partake of the bark of a certain tree that has hallucinogenic effects.  They are then able to commune with demon spirits.  I have read of drug addicts that see demon spirits when they are under the influence of drugs.  It is obvious that Adam & Eve had this experience with the tree of knowledge of good and evil.  Gen 3:6-3:11  Drug addicts often experience paranoia, Adam & Eve did.  It was called the tree of knowledge of good and evil because this was the point where they learned about good & evil.  The tree didn’t impart this.  The Bible says whatever God does or makes is good, if God made this tree it would be good & He wouldn’t forbid it from Adam & Eve.