We need to be born again. Some people think faith is all you need. Some people think that as long as they believe there is a God that is enough. But there is a whole lot more to it than that.
Genesis 1:1, In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. This is the way I see God in my mind. I see that God was at the beginning. Where the beginning was only God knows, but God was energy. If you learn how to make energy you can make anything. God, who was not yet formed was just energy, and that energy began to form God. And that’s why all energy and everything that is created obeys God. God said, I know of no other gods formed. That statement tells me that God was formed by Himself with just energy, because there was nothing. Some scientists are afraid we are going to run out of nothing, but I’ve not very often found myself running out of nothing. If there is nothing, then you have nothing. At some point God began to form Himself in energy, which is spirit. A spirit can go through anything, and energy can go through things too. God began to form Himself by what He did and who He was. When God forms you, He forms you to become what He created you to be. In that forming He causes you to be a certain way and do certain things. One of the reasons it’s not very wise to judge people by what they do is because sometimes God gives people very strange callings to do things that is not common or normal. There were a lot of things prophets in the Old Testament did that aren’t considered very acceptable in our day and age. Genesis 1:1, In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. Jesus came out from God. At some point God formed Jesus to be who He was. Man was formed in the likeness and image of God so we have characteristics of creating. The first thing we create is ourselves, like He did. You create who you are and it’s recorded in your soul, by the choices you make. I heard a little story about some scientists that were discussing life and they said, we’re so smart, I think we are as smart as God is. So they had meeting and kept discussing it. Finally they said, let’s get ahold of God and find out what’s going on. They cried out to God for quite a while and told Him they wanted to have a discussion with Him. So God finally came down and said, what’s going on here. And they said, we feel like we’re just as smart as You are, (which is what satan did) and we feel like we can make life too, just like You did. He said, how are you going to do that? They said, see this dirt? We’re going to put it in a tube and we’re going to start growing this and this and God said, wait a minute. Use your own dirt. That’s the way the human being thinks sometimes. We think we’re so good and smart but God says, use your own things if you want to create something I haven’t created. Verse 2, And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. We don’t know exactly when satan was thrown, but we can see here in verse 2 that the waters covered the whole earth. Not only that, but darkness was there. There was no rest for satan when he was thrown to the earth. Verse 3, And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. In Isaiah 14 it says that satan was cast out of his own grave. satan was kicked out of heaven when he tried to take over. He was put on the earth and was not allowed to go other places. Verse 6, And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. A lot of the water was up in the atmosphere and that protected the earth. That’s probably why they lived longer before the flood. After that they started going downhill. Apparently when the flood was over, the rays from the sun caused people’s life to change. Before the flood they were protected. There was a covering for the people. Without sin they would live forever. Verse 14, And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: The physical had days and nights, signs and seasons, days and years. Why He did that at the beginning I don’t know, but that’s what He chose to do, because this was a temporary place. It was not going to be forever. All of this happened and was created, and God said it was all good before man began to sin upon the earth. We didn’t have any choice in what we were born into, but we do have a choice to be rebirthed into a place that is forever. God always makes a way of escape if we want it. The problem is that when the flesh is introduced to all kinds of things that please the flesh, we become accustomed to it and the flesh demands to have it. When that takes place it’s extremely difficult to get free of it. People have to be put away for so many days and weeks where they can’t get ahold of it so they have a chance of escaping it. Many people can’t get free of it. They go back and forth, because they’ve never learned to deal with the earth and what God wanted to happen.
John 1:1, In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Let’s look at it real close. In the beginning was the Word. The Word is authority that is on the earth. In the beginning the Father was the Word. Jesus was called the Word because He came out from the Father. The Word was with God from the beginning. The Word has always been energy. When God gives you a word, that energy begins to labor to get done what it was called to do. Verse 2, The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. God made everything. He had to start out with nothing. He was energy upon the earth that was able to form Himself to be God. It says in the word that God knew no other god that was formed in the universe. We should know better than any generation what that really means because of all that we understand about the universe, galaxies, and space. He says I don’t know of any place in My creation that there’s a god besides Me. Verse 12, But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: To be a son is to have the same character as the Father. You can reject it or you can receive it. Those that reject it are rejecting or rebelling against the Creator because they want to do their own thing. How often do we push back and do what we are going to do when God is trying to show us there is a better way?
Genesis 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. God calls those that are lost dead. Their soul is dead. He came to save your soul. When you are obeying the soul of sin you are lost and there is no life in you in the spiritual promises. You can still live a life on the earth and die like other people do but you do it strictly out of your flesh. In that place you have the breath of God physically in you but you do not have the breath of God spiritually in you. That’s why God says those that are not following Him are dead. Let the dead bury the dead. We want to become a living soul, which has spiritual afterlife attributes. Verse 8, And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. God formed Adam. Verse 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. The earth provides food for those that are dead and those that are alive in God. It says He sends rain on the just and on the unjust. You don’t know for sure how many people are saved. It’s up to each one to come into that place and not anyone else. It’s you and God. God is the one that lines you up with what He established in the beginning before He created anything so He would not be partial but would stay righteous in everything He did. That’s the predestined that it talks about in the New Testament. People think predestination means when you were born you had a destiny and you couldn’t stop it. But that’s not the kind of predestination we are talking about.
Romans 5:14, Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come. When there is no sin there is no time. There are days, years, and everything, but times are changes in the flow of the earth. There are times of weeping, times of laughter, and that kind of thing. In heaven it says there will be no darkness and no night, so everything that was of the night, which was satan’s kingdom, will be no more. We will have only day and our minds will only think in terms of the Father because He is our light and we are His light. That is a very difficult thing for us to comprehend with what we do in trying to destroy the wickedness on the earth. To have a place that there will be no fighting and warring and there will only be light so we can fully give our heart to the Lord. Time will be no more (Revelation 10:6). When we get to heaven there won’t be waves of this and waves of that like what we deal with now. The waves are coming very quickly now with what the devil is trying to do on the earth. He’s trying to do a quick work just like God is.
Genesis 3:1, Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. He actually said the truth but he misled them in that they were going to be like God, but they’re not going to be like God. If you’re like God you’re the same yesterday, today and forever. But something changed. God removed the breath of the spirit of eternity. A lot of people think He said that but nothing really happened. But it did happen. Man still had a clay body but didn’t have the life Adam had before they sinned. You can tell if someone has life in them or not. Time passes very quickly when there is life. When there is life in God you approach the realm where there is no time. When you step out of that place you go back to where life goes on at the same pace. When you fellowship in the life of the spirit, time flies. You step into a realm where you could fellowship with God in the realm of no time. It’s not available for us to stay there yet, but we can begin to step into it.
Jesus came to live in us so our soul would be full of life again. If you’re born again, your soul should rejoice in the God of salvation. Isaiah 43:1, But now thus saith the Lord that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. God created Jacob but man fell and Jacob wasn’t good enough. Jacob was redeemed and reformed to the place God could then use him and he began his call. It’s important for God to call you by your name. In Matthew He said depart from Me, I never knew you. When you are formed by God, He knows you, because He’s reinstated the form that He created before the earth was. Verse 7, Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him. How can you brag on yourself if God created you, and formed you to be what you are supposed to be? You can’t. Verse 8, Bring forth the blind people that have eyes, and the deaf that have ears. The eyes and the ears are senses. God is speaking to all those that aren’t using their senses: wisdom, understanding, counsel… Verse 9, Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the people be assembled: who among them can declare this, and shew us former things? Let them bring forth their witnesses, that they may be justified: or let them hear, and say, It is truth. Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me. I don’t know about you, but that’s one of the most comforting things I can hear from my Father. For Him to say, I don’t know of any other God that we will have to fight when we get to heaven. Verse 11, I, even I, am the Lord; and beside me there is no savior. Verse 13, Yea, before the day was I am he; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who shall let it? God says, I’m ready to work. Who is going to let Me work on you and form you?
Genesis 4:1, And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the Lord. And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. We know what happened there. Cain brought his own labor and Abel brought sheep which God labored over and thanked the living God for it. Verse 14, Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and from thy face shall I be hid; and 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. If Cain and Abel were the first children to be recorded, where did all the people come from that Cain was afraid of? They had to have had children before sin took over. You don’t need to record something as long as there is no sin. But if there is sin it has to be recorded so God knows whether you are qualified to live forever with Him. When Cain went out from the garden of God, God put a seal upon him. Why is that seal not here today? It’s because Cain’s generations never entered into it going into the flood. Seth carried on several generations and then the flood came and wiped everybody else but Seth’s generations. So everyone else that happened around that may have been influential, their generations were all wiped out in the flood. Even Noah’s brothers and sisters were gone.
From the time man fell, the soul was an adversary to the human race, because the soul was no longer influenced by heaven, only by the earth. That’s why God had to bring the law. Where there is no law there is no sin. In Ezekiel 37:1, The hand of the Lord was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones. Verse 5, Thus saith the Lord God unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live: And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the Lord. The breath of God is going to be poured back into the bones. When you have Christ living in you, you know that He’s true and real. When the Lord said to Ezekiel can these bones live again, Ezekiel said, God, I don’t know. You know. God is causing a people to rise up and prophesy that the dry bones will live and have life in them. Not just living a certain number of years on the earth, but that the breath comes in and the soul becomes saved and you have an influence of soul and spirit. The soul represents the flesh and the spirit, but Christ made it in such a way that the spirit goes to the heart where the covenant is and it bypasses your mind. That’s why you speak in tongues. It bypasses the mind. When you’re prophesying in tongues, you’re prophesying what God wants done on the earth and you don’t have to know what it is. God is going to have His way. We must be born again. We must have four things. We must have the spirit of God, and the water to wash us, and the spirit to bring back the soul to life. We must have the baptism unto death that life can come. If you don’t die, you carry the old into the birthing place and you’re polluted. You have to fully die and let that go that when you are born again you are not polluted. Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God.
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