|* Who We Are
Where We Came From
Have you ever wondered who you are; or, where your spirit came from? Our answer to these questions lies in Father’s Word, and, is very plain to see, if you search for it. We know from our reading of Ecclesiastes 12:6-7 that, as soon as we die in these flesh bodies, our spirit returns Home to Father Who gave it: Ecclesiastes 12:6 Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern. -> These are all polite ways of saying “dying;” and, as we’re about to read, as soon as we do pass, our flesh starts to decay back to the dust, or, clay from which it was formed or created, while our spirit, returns back Home to Father. [12:7] Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God Who gave it. -> As far as our flesh bodies, once we die, it matters not what happens to them, as, we’ll never need our flesh body again, as, we have another body—our spirit body—that we’ll live in when we’re return to “paradise.” Father created our soul many, millions of years before He brought us forth to be born in this Flesh Age, and then, when He deemed He wanted us to walk in the flesh; He then caused our mother to conceive in order to put our spirit into her womb, so that we could be born.
So, when did Father create our soul what was the condition; or, status of our soul until Father placed it into our mother’s womb? I have heard preachers say that, “Upon conception, God reaches His hand into a box, withdraws a soul and places it into the womb.” Now, brethren, I want you to stop, think and ponder that line of thinking for a few minutes, go ahead, I’ll wait. Now, just what kind of unloving Father would ELOHIM have to be, to create us, then, let our soul\spirit lie in a box until He was ready for us to be birthed and walk in the flesh? Think on that again, here, I’’ assist: “yep, here I am, just laying here with nothing to do for millions of years until Father decides it’s time – hey, you, get off me, you’re too heavy and too close into my personal space.” Well, hopefully, you get my meaning. Anyway, Father did not create our soul and then just let it lay around; no, He created us all at the same time, we were all the same what we call in this Age: "age" and had the same level of knowledge, understanding and wisdom, and, we walked and talked with Him. In other words, we personally knew Father and had a one-on-one relationship with Him, until it was time for us to leave heaven and come to this Age of the flesh; then, when our allotted amount of time is up, we’ll return Home to Him.
Document this, you say. Sure, let’s now turn to Father’s Word and read it. We’ll start in the Old Testament, with the prophet Jeremiah, turn with me to the Book of Jeremiah; but, first:
With that introduction being said, let's go to Father and ask Him for His Blessings on our Study of His Word: "Father, we come to you right now to thank you for inviting us to Your table in order that we might be able to partake of and receive Your Spiritual Meat, and Father, as we prepare to dine on the sustenance which sustains our inner man, we ask that You Oh LORD open our ears and eyes, that we might be able to hear and see your Truths, open our hearts and minds and prepare us in order that we may receive Your Truth. We Pray for Your understanding of Your Word, we seek Your knowledge in Your Word and most importantly Father, we Pray for and desire Your Wisdom from Your Word, in Jesus' Precious name we Pray, thank You Father, Amen."
Jeremiah 1:4-19 JEREMIAH'S COMMISSION. (Introversion and Alternations.)
1:4-7 Commission given.
Jeremiah 1:4 Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.” -> Did you hear and understand that? Before Father placed Jeremiah’s—and ours too—soul into his mother’s womb, Father says He knew Jeremiah. What He is telling Jeremiah,—and us—is, that, we had that personal relationship with Father I spoke of a minute ago. Why did Father ELOHIM create us? Revelation 4:11 Thou art worthy, O LORD, to receive glory and honour and power: for Thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. -> He created all things for His pleasure, in order that He could enjoy us and them; and, by them, I mean the heavens, and planets and stars, this earth and the trees and plants, the animals, fowls and fishes all things and for His pleasure. Father is also telling Jeremiah here, that, not only did He create him; but, He has a specific tasking for Jeremiah. He has specific tasking for us to, if we listen hard enough to Him. Jeremiah, he is going to be a prophet for Father, he is going to speak the Words and things, Father wants him to say and speak. How and why did Father deem Jeremiah to be a prophet for Him? That’s simple too; see, it was because of what Jeremiah did in heaven before Father placed his soul and spirit into his mother’s womb; and, it wasn’t in this Age, that Jeremiah pleased Father so much that He deemed He was going to be a prophet for Him. There was an Age before this current Age of flesh we live in, and after Christ’s 1,000 year Millennial reign, there’ll be another Age, the final Age which will never end, it’s called the everlasting; or, the eternity.
Jeremiah 1:6 Then said I, “Ah, LORD GOD! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child.” -> No, at this stage in his life, Jeremiah is not a child, he is referring to himself in a biblical knowledge sense, meaning, that, he doesn’t quite yet feel he is knowledgeable to go and prophesy to those who are transgressing Father’s Commandments, Laws, Ordinances and Statutes, in other words, those who are worshipping idols and false gods. However, Father is about to tell him otherwise, that, though he thinks he isn’t ready, Father will give him—like He did Moses—the words to speak.
Jeremiah 1:7 But the LORD said unto me, “Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak. -> Any Pastor worth his salt does just this, they allow Father to speak. They do this by reading Father’s Word: Verse-by-Verse, Chapter-by-Chapter and Book-by-Book to the flock, thereby letting Father and His Word do the teaching, and leaving man’s traditions and false teachings, out of it. This is also how it will be at the end of this Age, for, there—as we read in Joel 2 and Acts 2—Father states that His sons and daughters shall prophesy; Mark 13 and Luke 10 also tell us that this will be when satan is here in his role of pretend-to-be-christ; antichrist, and those prophets—Father’s Elect—will allow Father’s Holy Spirit to speak His Words though their mouths.
1:8 "Be not afraid."
1:8 "I am with thee."
Jeremiah 1:8 Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the LORD.” -> This is for both Jeremiah and Father’s Elect when they’re delivered-up. There is no need to fear, as, Father will never leave us nor forsake us.
1:9-10 "I have this day", and following.
Jeremiah 1:9 Then the LORD put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And the LORD said unto me, “Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth.
Jeremiah 1:10 See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.” -> Sadly, far too many Christians are taught by their church houses that all we are to show is, “love, love, love,” so as not to offend anybody. Sadly, more, is the fact that many Christians have not been taught by their church houses the Truth in Father’s Word, as, they—the church houses—don’t want to offend their congregations; because, they know the traditions and false teachings they—their congregations—have endured all their lives, and, if they were to try and teach truth now, well, that would only offend. Examples you say. See the following: Jesus’ teaching of being “Born again” to Nicodemus in John 3, and no, being born again does not mean to be a new person born in Christ, it means to be “born from above,—anothen in the Greek—” i.e. through the womb, not as the angels who refused to be born from above, but, instead came and mated with flesh women as can be read in Genesis 6, unto whom the giants were born. Think deeply on this: where did Goliath—who David bested with the sling and the stone—and the other giants come from? Who were the chief priest, the elders, the scribes, the pharisees, and the sadducees,—you know, those who claimed to be "the jews", especially considering it was only supposed to be the Levites who were the Priets—whom Jesus contended with just about every day when He walked in the Flesh and who ultimately crucified Him, as can be read in Matthew 13:34-42; Matthew 23; John 8 specifically verse v8:44; and Revelation 2:8-11 and 3:7-13; who satan is, as can be read in Ezekiel 18 and who and what he was in the Garden of Eden, and no, he was not a snake (serpent) who gave Eve an apple in Genesis 2 and 3; who was really on Noah’s Ark in Genesis 6 etc.; but, I digress, let’s stick to this Study of Who we are and where we came from.
So, how else do we know we know that Father created all of our souls in the First earth Age, and how do we know there was an Age before this one? Good Questions both. Besides what I just taught concerning Father telling Jeremiah before He put him in his mother’s womb at conception, let’s now look at two others from the Old Testament: the twin brothers Esau and Jacob. When their mother Rebekah became pregnant with them they struggled in her womb, let’s turn to Genesis 25 and let Father’s Word teach us what happened:
Genesis 25:19-35:29 THE GENERATIONS OF ISAAC. (Introversion and Alternation.)
25:20-22 Marriage with Rebekah.
Genesis 25:21 And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.
Genesis 25:22 And the children struggled together within her; and she said, “If it be so, why am I thus?” And she went to enquire of the LORD. -> How close were you paying attention brethren? Did you catch all the “meat” within this verse? What year is this — Biblically speaking, not today’s year? Old Testament times, before Christ has been born, that means, as man would teach it, that nobody but the High Priest can go directly to Father, not only that, but, especially not a woman, however, here is Rebekah breaking both of these “laws.” So, surely Father is going to strike her dead, right? No, not only does He not strike her dead; but, He answers her supplication and even speaks with her. So, anyway, Rebekah is pregnant with the twins, and, they are struggling with each other inside her womb. Think Brethren. First, why are they struggling, what are they struggling about? What could two embryos, two fetuses possibly have to argue and struggle about? If you think this struggle between these two is just about “space or territory in mommy’s womb,” or, about nourishment—only the strongest survive—you better think again, because, as well find out in the next verse, this is a power struggle of a different sort. How could these two even know each other to have this power struggle if we didn’t know each other before being born in the flesh?
25:23-28 Isaac's two sons.
Genesis 25:23 And the LORD said unto her, “Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.” -> Again, how can Father know these children and what they’ll be, if, He didn’t know them before He placed them in Rebekah’s womb? Not only that; but, He knows which will be born first and who will serve the other; and, he even knows why.
Genesis 25:24 And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb. -> As told to Rebekah by Father, she is now giving birth to the twins Esau and Jacob.
Genesis 25:25 And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau. -> The older is Esau, and, as Father told Rebekah, he shall serve his younger brother Jacob, this will not happen now, nor does it mean that Esau will be held in bondage to his younger brother Jacob. However, it does mean that Jacob will be a mightier Nation than his older brother Esau. What did this verse say concerning Esau? He was red all over, I ask you, which is the “red” nation today? Russia, the adversary of the United States.
Genesis 25:26 And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau's heel; and his name was called Jacob: and Isaac was threescore years old when she bare them. -> The name Jacob means “supplanter” and when the two boys are grown, Jacob will supplant his older brother as; Esau sells his birthright to Jacob for a bowl of red pottage. However, when their father Isaac is dying, he calls for the older—Esau—his son in order to bestow upon him his Blessings. Their mother Rebekah—who knows Esau sold the birthright—hears Isaac getting ready to Bless Esau; so, she calls for Jacob and tells him to rightfully claim what his brother sold to him. Of course, this is done in secret, because Isaac doesn’t know of the selling of the birthright. His eyes are dim, so Rebekah and Jacob cover Jacob’s arms, because, they know Isaac will feel Esau’s arms in order to ensure he is bestowing the Blessing on the correct son. Esau, hears of the Blessing being bestowed upon Jacob, and desires to kill his brother. Rebekah then tells Jacob to flee to her native land, to her brother Laban, and it is while he is there that he sees Laban’s daughter Rachel and desires her and asks to marry her. Laban deceives Jacob and marries off to Jacob his oldest daughter Leah first, after Jacob has worked for Laban for seven years. After the night of consummation, Jacob wakes and realizes he has been deceived, so, he goes to his father in-law and asks for Rachel. Laban agrees; however, Jacob must again work for Laban for another seven years, then, after a third set of seven years of working for Laban, Jacob takes his wives, their hand-maidens—Jacob’s concubines—and his children and leaves to return home. But, again, I digress; let’s stay on track with this study, I was documenting how Father knows us before He put us in our mother’s womb. Staying with Esau, we read in both the Old and New Testaments that while still in the womb, Father hated Esau. Let’s now turn to the minor prophet Malachi:
Malachi 1:1-5 NATIONAL ELECTION. (Repeated Alternation.)
1:1-2 Words of YHVH to Israel: of His love.
1:2 Israel's answer.
1:2-3 Words of YHVH to Israel: of His love.
Malachi 1:2 “I have loved you, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, ‘Wherein hast thou loved us?’ Was not Esau Jacob's brother? saith the LORD: yet I loved Jacob, [1:3] And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness. -> Father is speaking to the people of Israel through His prophet Malachi, and He is telling them that He loves them, and this is no different than it is today. He loves us, He may not like some of the things we do; but, He loves us. He is also saying here that while the two boys were still in their mother Rebekah’s womb, He loved Jacob; however, He hated Esau. Think about this, these boys hadn’t even been born in the flesh yet, but He hates one of them, How and why is this? Because of what each had did while in the first Earth Age, He knew us before He put that soul in Rebekah’s womb. Notice also, Father says He hates, this sure does go against all those preachers who say He doesn’t, therefore, we shouldn’t hate anybody or anything. Let’s now turn to the New Testament and listen to Paul tell this:
Romans 9:1-11:36 DISPENSATIONAL. (Introversion and Division.)
9:6-13 God's purpose had respect only to a portion.
Romans 9:6 Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel: -> Here, Paul is saying that all who had been of Adam’s, Noah’s, and Abraham’s children were not of the House of Israel. Why, Because though the Promise came through Abraham, it had not been given to Adam or Noah. Likewise also though the Promise came through Abraham and Isaac, and Jacob, Father had not yet changed Jacob’s name to Israel, therefore, those before He did, were “not Israelites,” they were, and still are, Adamic; though, now, after Father changed Jacob’s name to Israel, Israelite as well as Adamic. Remember also, after Sarah died, Abraham remarried, this time to a woman named Keturah, Abraham had children—Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah—with his new wife; however, it is not through these children that the Promise continues, only through Isaac and then Jacob.
As a side note, after Father brought the Israelites up, out of the land of Egypt, and they entered into the Promised Land, after even, when Moses had returned Home to Father and Joshua had taken over the leadership of the House of Israel, there came unto the Israelites, the Gibeonites, or Hivites, claiming they wanted to serve and worship Father; however, they lied and deceived Joshua and the Elders of Israel in order to save their lives alive. It is these who now claim they are of Israel; but, are not and do lie, and are of the synagogue of satan (see Revelation 2:9 and 3:9).
Romans 9:7 Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, “In Isaac shall thy seed be called.” -> Again, this is saying that Abraham’s children with Keturah, and also the six sons with his concubines; did not receive the Promise, only through Isaac and his offspring was the Promise continued, because the Promise was made to both Abraham and Sarah. In other words, it is through Isaac, then Jacob—Israel—that seed-line would continue till Christ as will be pointed out in the next verse.
Romans 9:8 That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed. -> Only through Abraham’s son Isaac does the seed-line continue, not through his other sons.
Romans 9:9 For this is the word of promise, “At this time will I come, and Sara shall have a son.” -> The Promise was given to both Abraham and Sarah. Abraham was 99 and Sarah was 90, which shows Father does things on His time, even calling us onto His path.
Romans 9:10 And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, even by our father Isaac; -> Rebekah had trouble conceiving, so, Isaac worshipped Father and prayed that his wife become pregnant. Father heard Isaac’s prayer and not long after she conceived with the twins.
Sharpen up for me, for, these next three verses are why we came here.
Romans 9:11 (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;) -> Notice the parentheses in this verse? While the twins were still in their mother's womb, neither having had the opportunity of doing either good or evil in this Age, Father called one of these unborn babies to His service. There is no reincarnation, so, that means, that some time both these souls did something for them to be called and not called, that time was before this Age. This deals with His Election according to His Purpose and His Will. The reason was to accomplish the writings of these Scriptures. It wasn't an accident that Jacob was loved and Esau was hated, nor was it an accident that you saw the light and repented and then stepped onto His Path. Father has His hand on all creation, and all of His children. He intercedes in the lives of His Elect, and there are no accidents when it comes to the actions of our Father.
Romans 9:12 It was said unto her, “The elder shall serve the younger.” -> The ending of this verse is quoted from Genesis 25:23, where Father told Rebekah that Esau would serve Jacob, his younger brother. This is not according to custom or tradition, as, as we know, it is the elder son to whom the firstfruits of the birthright are given. Sadly, too many preachers say that Jacob plotted to steal the Blessing away from his older brother; however, they don’t understand that it was Father’s decision and reasoning, and purpose for Jacob, and because of what each had did in the First Earth Age, while in their spiritual bodies, that determined their outcome in this Age. Also, it was because Esau had sold his birthright to his brother, Jacob didn’t plot or steal it from his brother.
Romans 9:13 As it is written, “Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.” -> Again, they were still in their mother’s womb, not having been born yet and Father made this statement. There is only one way Father could do this, and it wasn’t because He didn’t know the children.
Esau in this Age sold his birthright, married daughters of the Canaanites—Genesis 26:34 And Esau was forty years old when he took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite: [26:35] Which were a grief of mind unto Isaac and to Rebekah.—and of the Ishmaelites—Genesis 28:8 And Esau seeing that the daughters of Canaan pleased not Isaac his father; [28:9] Then went Esau unto Ishmael, and took unto the wives which he had Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael Abraham's son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife.—which were both against Father’s and his father’s commandment. If Esau was this rebellious in this Age, just think how rebellious he was in the First Earth Age when he angered Father enough that Father made the statement that He hated him while yet in his mother’s womb.
Romans 9:14 What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid. -> Father is always fair and just. Esau brought this all upon himself in both Ages. Father allowed him to be born through woman, in order to give him a chance in this Age, sadly, Esau blew it; however, he will still have the Millennium to change his ways, for, the Great White Throne Judgment doesn’t take place until the end of the Millennium.
Romans 9:15 For he saith to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.” -> It is Father’s right to show mercy or compassion on anyone that He chooses. Righteousness is being always right, and Father is righteous, if He hates somebody; then, they deserve it.
I made mention here in this Study about Father allowing Esau to be born in this Age. It that a correct statement? It is, and, I’ll document it, turn with me to Genesis 1:
Genesis 1:1-2:3 THE INTRODUCTION. (Alternation.)
1:2-31 "The heavens and the earth which are now" (II Peter 3:7) Their creation in time present. (The six days.)
1:2-31 "THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH WHICH ARE NOW" (Extended Alternation).
1:24-31 Earth. Life from it. The sixth day.
Genesis 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. -> God=God as used here in these verses is, ELOHIM, Father in His role of Creator of all things.
Several things have to be paid attention to here in this verse: (1) What day are we on in this Earth Age "creation story?" The SIXTH DAY, and Father has just said - "Let us make man;" (2) Who is He talking with when He says "Let us" "In our image" and "After our likeness"? At this point in time according to man, even Christian man, there is no one except Father. So just who is He talking with and what is He saying? He is talking with the Sons of God - the Angels, His creation - us and He is telling us that He is going to make us in the Flesh, after our image - exactly like we looked in our Spiritual Bodies.
There is NO DOUBT in my mind that He told us—beforehand—that He was going to destroy the Age that was, and then bring us forth in the flesh, and, that, He too would come in the flesh. It is HERE THAT HE ASKS US - Will You be Born in the Flesh? He asked us - individually - not collectively - AND WE HAD TO GIVE ANSWER TO HIM. In other words, we've already walked and talked and spoken with Him on an individual basis - WE KNOW GOD - He is NOT some far off being that we will one day get to meet. Here in this verse, He is going make us in OUR image and He is going to make Him - CHRIST - in HIS IMAGE. Angels don't have wings because we didn't\don't have wings.
Let's look at the word "man" as used in this verse. In the Strong's it is Hebrew word number H120, - אדם, 'âdâm, pronounced - aw-dawm', and means: From H119; ruddy, that is, a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.): - X another, + hypocrite, + common sort, X low, man (mean, of low degree), person.. This is where we derive ADAM from, from the word in the Hebrew, not a name, though yes, the first of the Line through which Christ will come will be named Adam. Notice also the word Adam means - ruddy complected, in other words, to show blood in the face.
Note that Father created first the fish, then the fowl, and then the beasts. Then following their creation and multiplying, He created the races of mankind; the Australoid; the Mongolian; the nigroid; and the Ruddy Complected. Father then gave man the dominion over all the animal kingdom. He gave the animal for man to hunt, and fish to catch for food, as well as taming them for domestic use. Man is the highest form of all life on this earth, though many movements today act as if they don't know it; when they place the value of their soul, little more than animal life.
Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God man created He him; male and female created He them. -> So on this, the sixth day, God creates both male and female and all the races that are upon the face of the earth and they are exactly the way they were in their Spiritual bodies, exactly the way He wanted them, and Father looked and it was good. If everybody taught, knew and understood this, I believe there would be so much less racial tension in this Age.
This man though is NOT the man\seedline through which Father will come in the flesh, that seedline will come later through a different "man," of which we can read in Genesis 2.
Genesis 1:28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, "Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. -> Revelation 4:12 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. -> Again, Father was happy with His children that He created in the flesh and will be for quite some time; it isn't until later that He becomes disappointed and unhappy with flesh man.
Did you notice the phrase "replenish the earth" in this verse? In order for something to be "replenished" it first had to exist prior. This earth was populated with the Sons of God in that first earth age of time and now God is saying to repopulate it with flesh man. There are only two times in Father's Word where He says to "replenish His earth" and both times come after a destruction by a flood. This is the first time and the second will come when He again sends the flood during Noah's time.
It is sad that the evolutionist can find animal forms dating back thousands of years prior to any skeletal remains of mankind, and they just cannot accept the fact that (1) we were there in our Spiritual Bodies, and (2) since we were in Spiritual Bodies, therefore there are no bones from man, so the evolutionist then cannot accept "there were animals and no man." So what does the evolutionist do? He makes a monkey out of himself and says that we came from monkeys. In fact the earliest specimens of man were carbonated to within the limits of Father's creation. It was the link that evolutionists claimed to be the link between monkey and man. However, by other testing, it turned out to be a chimp; very strange indeed. Remember, "kind after kind"?
Father made man, and all things for His pleasure. Have you given Him any pleasure lately? Have you stopped to thank Him for all the blessings He has bestowed upon you, or just to tell Him that you love Him? You know that you are made in His image, and He has feelings just as you or I do. When you fall short, just ask His forgiveness and He will forgive you, for He loves all of His children.
Just like this line of man is not the line through which Father will come in the flesh, this line of animals are the wild beasts, the line of domesticated animals will come later as well. Man is to have dominion over all of Father's animals. What does this mean? It means that we can have the wild beasts for food but we are NOT to be stupid and kill unmercifully, just for the sake of killing, remember they were and are created for His pleasure. Now, even though at this point in His creation on this - the sixth day, we are not YET told that we can eat the wild animals - He created them and will later tell us that we may eat certain ones but at this point as we'll see in the next verse, we are only to eat the fruit from the trees.
Genesis 1:29 And God said, "Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. -> These are instructions from God - eat the fruit of the tree and also the plants and vegetables and it shall be good for and nourish your bodies.
Genesis 1:30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so. -> Here Father tells man that the green herb is to be for their diet, both for man and for beast.
Genesis 1:31 And God saw every thing that He had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day. -> At the close of the sixth day the earth and all life form's, plant and animal alike, were in existence. The condition of the earth was inhabitable, and all the stars and planets were set in their places in the heavens. We know that the condition of the earth was such that Father intended for mankind to have a very lengthy life span. The age of mankind that is recorded in the Bible prior to the flood of Noah's time, was upwards of eight to nine hundred years, and greater. We also must agree that it was good, for, Father repeated; "and it was very good" after days creation.
Going back in time, through the recorded generations, there are not that many, in comparison to the time evolutionist would have us believe. When we compare Joseph's father in law [Jesus father's] lineage in Luke 3:23-38; we notice a continuous line from the creation of Adam to Jesus. It is interesting that there are seventy seven  generations from Adam to Jesus Christ. Seven in biblical numerics represents "spiritual completeness". You might say the double sevens  would be a double witness to "spiritual completeness," the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.
On the sixth day, "male and female created He them". Father created all the races, however, in the creation of "Adam" we will see in the next chapter that God stated purpose for Adam, and His intent for the Adamic race are that they are "to till the ground." That means that they are to be farmers.
I feel personally (meaning this is not documentable) that all races go back much farther then the Adamic race, maybe even a thousand years or greater, however it is speculation, for there is no written documentation, except those buried in the stones and bones of prior generations. The Adamic race record is important though, for through it came the Savior of all mankind and all races, our Lord Jesus Christ.
I made mention a little earlier—when citing examples of the false teachings the church houses have been teaching—concerning Jesus and His teaching Nicodemus that we must be “born from above,” so let’s go there next, turn with me to John 3:
John 3:1-21 EVENT. COLLOQUY WITH NICODEMUS. (Repeated Alternation.)
1:1 Nicodemus. Admission.
John 3:1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: -> First off, let's identify who the pharisees were, they, unlike the sadducees, believed in the resurrection — they believed in life after this flesh life. Nicodemus himself, as we read in this verse, was a pharisee, of course, the pharisees wanted—along with the chief priest, the elders, the scribes and the sadducees—to kill Jesus because of the miracles He performed, and because He was drawing the people away from their teachings and doctrines. You see, the hierarchy knew and understood Who He was, what their father’s plan was, and didn’t want the people to know; so, they tried—and succeeded—in killing Him, of course this too was Father’s plan. Anyway, let’s not get too distracted, and stick with this Study.
1:2 Nicodemus. Admission.
John 3:2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, "Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him." -> Nicodemus, like his fellow sadducees and sanhedrin had witnessed some of the miracles that Jesus had performed, and knew that no man could do the things that Jesus was doing, so he came to learn from Jesus.
3:3 The LORD. Answer. Stated.
John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, "Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." -> Jesus immediately goes into doctrinal and Salvation teaching with Nicodemus, He gets into some Strong Meat with Nicodemus, and us too. So, what is the first thing Jesus tells him? "Man must be born again." Most will say this does NOT mean a physical birth but a "spiritual rebirth," But, let's look at this word "again." In the manuscripts, in the Greek, in the Strong's Concordance it is Greek word number: G509, - ἄνωθεν, anōthen, pronounced - an'-o-then, and means: From G507; from above; by analogy from the first; by implication anew: - from above, again, from the beginning (very first), the top.. To come to the true meaning of this, we must first allow Jesus to continue His teaching of Nicodemus.
It was Father's plan from the beginning: John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God. -> With that being said, you must grasp that both the Word—the Logos, that is to say, the role of Christ, and the written Word—was written at the beginning of time itself when Father Created. And as such, it was His Plan from the Beginning that the angles would become flesh man, and, likewise, He also, would become flesh. Why? He Himself answers this in Hebrews 2: Hebrews 2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; -> He knew when He Created, that one (satan) would fall and draw one third of his children with him and in order to Prove to us His great love for us, He too would become flesh and go to the cross for us and die in the flesh for us. You see He too was "born from above."
We can read of documentation for this in the Book of Jude, whereby the penalty of the fallen angels is given, in as much as they left their place of habitation. Angels are to inhabit heaven; or paradise at this time, in the Flesh Age. Jude 1:6 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, He hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. -> Angels were never to be upon the earth in this Flesh Age,—unless they were sent by Father to deliver a message for Him such as Gabriel who visited with Zechariah in the Temple and told him that he and his wife Elisabeth would soon have a son whom they were to name John—some rebelled against Father, leaving their habitation and coming to this Age in order to try and interrupt the seedline through which He would become Flesh. Our adversary satan and they thought, that, if, they could corrupt that seedline, then Father could\wouldn't be born and therefore satan could\would win the controversy and he, satan, would then be god.
So, the angels that rebelled with satan came to this Age as can be read in Genesis 6:1-4: Genesis 6:1 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, -> The plan by Father was for the "sons of God"—His children—to be born in the Flesh, and to do so, He made them both male and female. In my opinion the Female being the more beautiful of the two and also the stronger of the two — they bare the children. The races from Genesis 1 are populating the earth as were Adam's—the seedline through which Christ will be born—in Genesis 2, and also Cain's and Seth’s genealogies Genesis 4 and 5. Genesis 6:2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives all of which the chose. -> To understand who these "sons of God" are, let's go to Job 1:6 Now there came a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them. -> These "sons of God" are the angels, the same ones with whom Father is speaking with in Genesis 1:26, where He says "let us make man in our image." We again can read of these angels, here from this verse in Jude 1:6 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, He hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. -> This is also why Enoch, as we read in Genesis 5:24 And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him. -> Enoch was teaching of these fallen angels and what they were doing.
What were they doing? It states it pretty clearly in this verse - "they saw the daughters of man; that they were fair, and they took them wives..." Now you may wonder how this can be, but, in reality it is quite easy to understand when you apply common sense. We look like the angels because we were once these "sons of God" in the Age that was. These were awaiting their opportunity to be born in the flesh (stated as "again" by Jesus as we read here in John 3:3) and without the knowledge of the great sin of the falling away by satan and all those that followed him in that Age, but, they chose not to be born of woman and instead followed after satan and came to this earth age (think dimensions) in order to try and interrupt the seedline through which Father Himself would be born in the flesh through the Adamic seedline.
Also, we know that as the Israelites wandered the wilderness for those thirty 38 years, unable to enter into the Promised Land because of their unbelief, while they were in the wilderness they ate "manna" - angels food. If angels have food, that means that they must have bodies to be able to receive food. We also know that when the angels came to visit Abraham on their way to Sodom and Gomorrah, they partook of human food.
So, this mating between the angels and flesh women should really be of no surprise to anyone.
Something else to consider, Jesus warned us in Matthew 24 and Luke 17 that the angels will be coming back just prior to His return, and Paul also warned us in I Corinthians 11:10 that a woman ought (should) to have power on her head, of course that "power" is Jesus. Why? "because of the angels." Genesis 6:3 And the LORD said, "My Spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years." -> For that he also is flesh=Here Father has just shortened man's, both the sixth day created "ish - the races" and the eighth day formed "The man - eth-ha-adham" time in the flesh from one thousand years to one hundred and twenty years.
In Genesis 3:22, Father had taken away the Tree of Life—Jesus—thereby requiring man to come to Christ in order to have salvation, thereby also requiring Himself to be born in the flesh. But again, this should be of no surprise, as, the Word was written from the beginning, and, it was Father's Plan all along. Genesis 6:4 There were giants in the earth in those days: and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. -> Giants=In the Strong's Concordance, this is Hebrew word number: H5303, - נפל נפיל, - nephı̂yl nephil, pronounced - nef-eel', nef-eel', and means: From H5307; properly, a feller, that is, a bully or tyrant: - giant., so now let’s look at H5307: H5307, - נפל, nâphal, pronounced - naw-fal', and means: A primitive root; to fall, in a great variety of applications (intransitively or causatively, literally or figuratively): - be accepted, cast (down, self, [lots], out), cease, die, divide (by lot), (let) fail, (cause to, let, make, ready to) fall (away, down, -en, -ing), fell (-ing), fugitive, have [inheritamce], inferior, be judged [by mistake for H6419], lay (along), (cause to) lie down, light (down), be (X hast) lost, lying, overthrow, overwhelm, perish, present (-ed, -ing), (make to) rot, slay, smite out, X surely, throw down.. So, in other words these giants - angel and flesh woman hybrid offspring are the "mighty men," and, in the Hebrew are H1368, - גּבּר , גּבּור, - gibbôr, gibbôr, pronounced - ghib-bore'; or, ghib-bore', and means: Intensive from the same as H1397; powerful; by implication warrior, tyrant: - champion, chief, X excel, giant, man, mighty (man, one), strong (man), valiant man.. Remember (1) Goliath — who David slew (2) His brother who had six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot; (3) Og, king of Bashan who had a bed that was 9 cubits long and 4 wide (ap 51; III. 2. 1. 1.), in other words, Og's bed was approximately 18 feet long and 8.5 feet wide; I named these three just to name a few, but there were many others.
These fallen angels came and mated with all the races of the world but they were mainly interested in the Adamic seedline in order to stop Father from coming in the flesh thereby preventing man's salvation.
We also see from Job 1:6 and other places that there were no "women - feminine" bodies in the spiritual bodies as all the verses read "sons of God." The female - feminine body is in this age to bring forth all of Father's children in this age, as well as the male - masculine, but in the eternity we will all be the "bride" or "wife" of Christ which leads to believe we will all be feminine.
And also after that=This is in reference to the time after Noah's flood. There was a second irruption and another attempt on the Adamic seedline after the flood. We can see these in Genesis 12:6 as well as Genesis 13:7 and many other places, again, see the Promised Land after Father led the Israelites up out of their bondage to the Egyptians, Goliath, his brother, Og and others. The seven nations Father wanted the Israelites to utterly destroy and can be read of in Deuteronomy 7:1 and following.
But, let’s get back to John 3; in other words, this "death" was to go contrary to Father's plan. The people did, but it is essential that one be "born from above." Your soul comes from above, from Father, for we were with Him in that first earth age, and upon death Ecclesiastes 12:7 tells us that our souls return immediately to Father.
Within Father's plan, because of what happened in the first earth Age, all souls must be born innocent from above. Father's plan requires that each soul come into this world Age through its mother's womb, and make its own mind up whether that soul will follow Father or Satan. That is free will, the right to choose the final destination of your own soul. They must be born innocent of the what happened in the first earth age, and the result of that first overthrow by Satan's downfall, as recorded in Genesis 1:2, when "the earth became void."
So, here we have Jesus is giving the very basics of salvation to Nicodemus.
We'll see by the next verse—v3:4—that Nicodemus didn't and\or couldn't understand what Jesus was talking about. We'll also see when we come to Verse v3:7, that Jesus says "you must be born again," meaning that if not, your soul will not make it to see the eternity - Salvation.
3:4 Nicodemus. Question. "How?"
John 3:4 Nicodemus saith unto him, "How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?" -> Nicodemus still confused, asks Jesus "how can a man (no gender involved) literally become unborn and climb back into his mothers womb and be born again?"
Like Nicodemus, many a man also has to this day, confused this verse.
3:5-8 The LORD. Answer. Repeated.
John 3:5 Jesus answered, "Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. -> Jesus now tells Nicodemus that two births are necessary; the birth of the "water" and the birth of the "spirit." So, let's define these two births: we need to do this, because, this verse, again, like Verse v3:3 above, has been taken out of context, and taught incorrectly by man. Man teaches that this means a person must be baptized, and, then, when they are baptized, they then receive the Holy Spirit. BUT, this is NOT what Jesus is teaching. Now you have to decide who you want to teach you Jesus, or man?
So, then, let’s listen to Jesus teach us what this means. To be born from above is to be born of the womb of your mother. Every child is born in a bag of water, in fact the normal birth is announced by the breaking of the waters within the birthing bag. So we see in this, that one must be born of woman, in innocence, and then "be born of the spirit." And not of the "spirit" that some men teach. Again, let’s look and see Jesus' teaching on this being born of the Spirit.
To be "Born of the spirit" means; - to accept the Spirit of Christ, meaning; - your soul choosing by "free will" the Spirit of Christ into your spirit. That is what the marriage of Christ is all about; to become one in Christ.
This is why most people simply do not know what being "born from above means," - they disregard what happened in Genesis 6, and in that first earth age. They overlook all of satan's attempts to destroy Father's Plan; to come in this Age as His Son, through the womb of woman, in order that we might have redemption. It was satan's plan to interrupt Father's Plan by corrupting the seedline through which He would come. Father intervened in satan's attempt, as He always will do. This is why Enoch's teaching, I Corinthians 10:11, and the Book of Jude are so important.
John 3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. -> To understand what Jesus is teaching Nicodemus and us, let’s go to Paul's teaching in I Corinthians 15:35-49: I Corinthians 15:35 But some man (never listen to man) will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come? -> Here, in I Corinthians 15, Paul is telling us what happens to our flesh bodies when we bury them in the earth. Sharpen up for me, because, if you do; shortly you will understand and won't be confused any longer. If you believe in the resurrection (and you better or you are not a Christian), you're going to learn how the resurrection takes place for us; where it takes place; and with what body do we rise.
Of course we're talking about our physical bodies change. We know from Ecclesiastes 12:6-7 that as soon as we die; our physical body starts to return to the dust from which it was formed, and our Spiritual body returns to the Father who gave it. But, just how does this happen? I Corinthians 15:36 Thou fool, (if you listen to man, that is what you can become — a fool) that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die: -> The word "quickened in the Greek manuscripts, in the Strong's Concordance is Greek word number G2227 - ζωοποιέω, - zōopoieō, pronounced - dzo-op-oy-eh'-o, and means: From the same as G2226 and G4160; to (re-) vitalize (literally or figuratively): - make alive, give life, quicken.. Back in I Corinthians 15:22 Paul stated: I Corinthians 15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. -> The word quickened is the same as is used by Paul here in this verse — "to make alive." And it means that everybody: sinners and saints are made alive through Jesus Christ. It doesn't mean that the soul is raised to eternal life. Why? For several reasons; but for this instance, in this verse, it is because that is not the subject; the subject is, what happens to the physical body.
As we learned: “to quicken,” means to revitalize, as in the soul. The soul becomes conscious and ready for Judgment. Again, this doesn't mean that all souls are or will be "saved," but, that, all souls that have returned to the Father, and those souls that will return to Father either by the body dying or at Christ's return at His Second Advent, will be there in His 1,000 year Millennium; some to do the teaching and disciplining, and some, to be on the receiving end of teaching and disciplining.
It will not be until the end of the Millennium, when after satan is loosed again, for a short period of time, that then will come the Great White Throne Judgment. Again, some for rewards and some for punishment—the Lake of Fire or the Second Death—the death of the soul. But either way, all the souls have to be there for this time to face.
Father tells us through Paul in Hebrews 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. -> Putting Father's Word in your mind, becomes the "sealing of Revelation 9:4, and also becomes the normal thought for all your thoughts: — it becomes foremost and forefront of all thought. Our Lord, Jesus, is The Living Word: John 1:1, and He can discern the intend of our thoughts, in other words, what's in our heart: II Chronicles 6:30 Then hear thou from heaven thy dwelling place, and forgive, and render unto every man according unto all his ways, whose heart thou knowest; (for thou only knowest the hearts of the children of men:) -> Within our body is our Spirit which He created and He knows, and we cannot fool Father — not ever.
We have to be able to separate and distinguish the Spirit, the soul and the body, to be able to fully understand the resurrection. Paul will now explain our flesh body utilizing agricultural terms for us. This is what happens to our flesh, not our soul or Spirit. I Corinthians 15:37 And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain: -> It isn't hard really when you think about it. And like Paul is doing here, he is comparing our flesh and blood body with other living things: - grass, trees, plants etc.
When a seedling is taken from, let's say a kernel of corn, first you must remove the cover from off the seedling, then that seedling is naked as a new born baby. This seedling is not the stalk of corn you'll see come up next year as it'll have a totally different look to it. No, first, it'll have to die out, or "dry out." Only after that happens, will it then be ready for planting – much like us. Our body too has to die, so that our Spirit can be prepared to return to Father: - or raise a beautiful new Spiritual body.
The flesh body dies and that new Spiritual body; raises to be in paradise, either on the side of the gulf with the rich man: - away from Christ, or the side with Lazareth and Abraham — with Christ. Nowhere In Father's Word does it say that the flesh will rise and be in heaven, as a matter of fact, Father's Word declares just the opposite: I Corinthians 15:50 "…Flesh and blood cannot inherit the Kingdom of God…" Christ's Body though, did resurrect, why? So that man, could not say "see, He's dead: there's His body still laying in that hole in the ground." But in reality, His body didn't rise, it was transfigured like when He appeared to Peter, James, and John, James' brother in Matthew 17:1-13. This transfigured body was also the body that the women saw at the tomb, and also His apostles saw after He resurrected.
So likewise, the body of the seed of corn that we plant for our crop the following year, when it springs up, it is not the same body that we put in the ground the previous year.
When you plant any seed, flowers, corn, or wheat, there is an embryo deep inside of the body of that plant. As the body of the parent plant decays, it feeds this little embryo that is deep within that seed or kernel of corn. Then when the water, and temperature, and soil are just right, then that embryo springs forth into new life, and a new plant is formed. That is exactly as it is with our flesh body, the old flesh body must die before the new life of our new spiritual of soul body can come forth. The time that it takes for the new spiritual life to come from the death of the old flesh body is instant.
The instant that the flesh body dies, the soul and spirit body is present with the Lord that gave it in the first place. The flesh decays back into the elements of the earth that it is made of, and your soul returns to the Father. Paul could not have made it more simpler than the using of a grain of wheat in comparison to our flesh bodies. Just as all of nature functions, so it is with man. I Corinthians 15:38 But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body. -> It was and is Father's pleasure to bring man in the flesh in order to be able Himself to likewise partake of such, in order for Him to be able to redeem us back to Him. It is our purpose to utilize these bodies to bring glory to our Creator — ELOHIM. We can read of this in Revelation 4:11 Thou art worthy, O LORD, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. -> On the sixth day Genesis 1:26-31 Father created all the races, "and God saw every thing that He had made, and behold, it was very good…" And it was very pleasing to Him, but He still needed to bring forth the seedline through which He Himself would come, and when He formed Adam of the dust of the ground, Genesis 2:7-8, He likewise was pleased with this portion of His creation as well.
Our bodies are given to our souls for the sake of being pleasing Father, this is the only purpose that our souls exist in our physical bodies. Though our flesh bodies may have a missing a limb or part, the spiritual body within this physical body is still whole and complete. In all of nature, all seeds within them have their embryos for the sake of continuing life after they are gone.
There is nothing to be ashamed of in the race that He created you, for it pleased Father to create you as you are, and if it pleased Him, it had better be pleasing to you and make you proud of the race you were created. I Corinthians 15:39 All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds. -> Father—ELOHIM— created all things, that pure and that simple, and, they were all created for His pleasure — to bring Him joy and happiness. He created each of His creation differently, i.e. a man is different from dog, and dog different a cow and a cow different from a fish and a fish different from a bird. We don’t mate with His different creation and likewise they don't mate with creation that is different from them. Likewise also, when, after mating and the female conceives, like kind is then born of like kind — mankind doesn't give birth to animal, fish or bird.
Obviously we're still talking about flesh bodies here, not the soul within the flesh body. Kind after kind and all according to Father and His plan for flesh bodies. Let’s see what He told us about it from the Book of Genesis: Genesis 1:24 And God said, "Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind cattle, and creeping things, and the beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so. [1:25] And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw it was good. -> Father's plan didn't include animals breeding different kind, in other words, cats breed cats, sheep – sheep and so on, likewise also, every plant after its kind also. It is only man that tries to screw around with Father's natural order of things, by cross pollinating plants and fruits and vegetables. Likewise also it is only man who tries to mate with like kind "man with man" and "woman with woman" – all against Father's Natural order.
Father's creation was orderly and right when He created it in the Age that was. The conflict started with satan's rebellion back in the First Earth Age, when he fell away from Father in order to take Father's place on the Mercy Seat. It was at that time that he also drew one third of all souls, or, children of Father with him in that rebellion. Now in this age, Father provided a way that all souls could be brought back to him; and that way is through your fresh start in your flesh body by choosing Christ or satan. Father created your soul for His pleasure, and your flesh body houses that soul during this part of God's plan. When your flesh body dies, then it is time for the soul to move back to the Father from where it came, from when He placed your soul into the embryo of your mother at conception.
When the body dies and the soul returns to Father, at first that soul rejoices and prays to the glory of Father. If that soul is one that loved not Father and transgressed His laws, then that soul's countenance falls because it finds it has been sent to the side of the Gulf that the rich man found himself on, if the soul is one that loves Father and kept His laws, statutes, and ordinances, that soul continues in its glorying of Father as it finds itself on the side of the Gulf with Lazareth and Abraham. Either way, all souls return to Father in Paradise, for that is where all must go to be judged. Unlike a lot of men and hollyweird teach, there is no hell now, today. Hell is the Lake of Fire and the Lake of Fire doesn't happen when Father consumes a soul and unless you are one of the fallen angels who will be consumed at the end of this Age, or satan's role of the false prophet — antichrist, you will first go through Christ's 1,000 year Millennium and then the Great White Throne Judgment.
Father is fair and just, and no soul, except those mentioned,—the fallen angels—will be judged before the Judgment. This is also why the fly away doctrine—otherwise known as the rapture—is so wrong. Those that say they'll be raptured, say that those left behind are doomed — judged, which absolutely goes against Father's Word. Likewise also, those people that teach that the dead body is going to rise up out of the grave simply don't know what they are talking about. Flesh causes you to sin, and when we are done with this flesh body, it is done away with. Why would you want any part of that old decaying body with you in heaven? The flesh body dies to give your spiritual body new life and a new body that will not age and get sick. I Corinthians 15:40 There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. -> Paul is still discussing bodies and not souls in this verse. Celestial bodies are the heavenly bodies, likewise also terrestrial bodies are our earthly bodies. Like we learned of the corn kernel, our body has two bodies within it, the physical and the heavenly soul; the outer physical body has to die before the soul can be raised and return to Father in Paradise. I Corinthians 15:41 There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory. -> Father created all things, the sun, the moon all the stars and planets, everything that is on the planets. Each has its own glory, its own beauty, its own lifespan. And just as each of us is different from another, so are the sun, moon, stars and planets all different from each other.
This is as Father created it, and it is for this reason that He calls His children "stars" in the Book of Job. God asked Job to give Him answer to this question in Job 38:7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy? -> Each of the stars are different and so are each of the children that God created. Every one of them has a different body. Yet every last one of them was created for God's pleasure. I Corinthians 15:42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: -> Here Paul is telling us that our flesh body has to die in order for the soul to be able to return to Father. From the day that we are born, our flesh body grows and starts preparing for its destruction so that the soul can return Home to Father. There is nothing to be afraid of in that; — it's Father's natural order for our bodies. The only ones who fear this natural order are those souls who refuse Father and His natural order of things. And what do they do? First off they try to deny that they were created by a Loving Father and say "there is no God." Next they try to change His order of things by trying to find ways to extend their lives—sort of like when man built the Tower of Babylon after Father flooded His earth in order to get rid of the giants—the offspring of the fallen angels and flesh woman. Next, like today, they start looking for ways to "clone" themselves to extend their lives, and now sadly, they've even voted to kill a baby outside the womb in order to try and create their own salvation by harvesting the aborted baby's parts in order to find cures for every ailment, nothing is below them! When in reality, there is nothing to fear about dying and returning to Father. I Corinthians 15:43 It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: -> We are born with a sinful nature — Father created us that way on purpose, for there is only one that was sin free and that was Father in His flesh body — Jesus Christ. If He had created us in likewise a sin free body, man's pride would have gotten him the same place it got satan when he became puffed up in himself and fell. Heck, even in our sinful nature, look at man's pride and turning away from Father who created us. We are all sinners; but, in Christ we can be raised incorruptible. Only through the Blood of The Lamb of God—Jesus—Father can we have complete forgiveness of all of our sins.
Though He created us this way, it is not a license to commit sin, in order to be forgiven: we must repent, i.e. have a change of heart, and ask His forgiveness. [15:44] It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. -> Two bodies – natural – physical – terrestrial and the other within this natural, is the Spiritual – soul – celestial.
Let's look at the word "raised" here in this verse. In the Greek manuscripts, in the Strong's Concordance, it is Greek word number G1453, - ἐγείρω, - egeirō, pronounced - eg-i'-ro, and means: Probably akin to the base of G58 (through the idea of collecting one’s faculties); to waken (transitively or intransitively), that is, rouse (literally from sleep, from sitting or lying, from disease, from death; or figuratively from obscurity, inactivity, ruins, nonexistence): - awake, lift (up), raise (again, up), rear up, (a-) rise (again, up), stand, take up.. This is what happens when our physical body dies, our inner man, our soul awakens and raises to heaven to be in Paradise.
Inside our soul is our Spirit or "intellect of the soul." It is thus that awakens and becomes conscious in the heavenly realm. You have two bodies, one natural body contains your spiritual body, and that spiritual body is awakened to a new life, when the flesh or natural body dies and releases your soul. Your spirit and your soul are together, for the spirit is your "self", "the intellect of your soul" which houses your spirit within you.
Your spirit never leaves your soul, even at the death of your flesh body. Our adversary satan does not have any power over your spiritual body, but only your flesh body. Man and satan can tear your flesh body to pieces and cause you to do all sorts of things, but no-one can damage your soul, not man, not satan nor the angels. God is the only one that can destroy the soul and that comes at the end of the Millennium age, following judgment. However, through deception, satan can cause you to sin against God, and thus be in trouble before the Almighty God. This is why we have repentance in the name of Jesus to become right-standing before Father again.
It just can't be made any clearer than Paul has made it here. You have two bodies, the flesh and the spiritual bodies. When the flesh body dies, then the spiritual body is awakened and come alive within itself. It starts to live a life without the baggage of the flesh body confining it to the limits of the flesh. Let's look at what Solomon told us in Ecclesiastes 9: Ecclesiastes 9:5 For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten. -> This is written by Solomon to the flesh man that walks under the sun, and when the life of the flesh is over, it has no more knowledge or thought than a stick or rock. It is useless, but the soul that is within it is gone and with the Father. I Corinthians 15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. -> What does the word "Adam" in the Hebrew mean? In the Hebrew manuscripts, in the Strong's Concordance, it is Hebrew word number (first from the Greek) G76, - Ἀδάμ, - Adam, pronounced - ad-am', and means: Of Hebrew origin [H121]; Adam, the first man (adamic man,—eth-ha-adawm, with the article—as; this is who the story is about - the seedline through which Father will be born in the flesh; He will not be born through the gentile man); typically (of Jesus) man (as his representative): - Adam., and now from the Hebrew H120, - אדם, - 'âdâm, pronounced - aw-dawm', and means: From H119; ruddy, that is, a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.): - X another, + hypocrite, + common sort, X low, man (mean, of low degree), person.. So, we see that adam, means to be "ruddy complected," or to show blood in the face. When Father ELOHIM created Adam from the dust of the earth, he placed a living soul with his body. The last Adam was brought about through the generations of births through the natural process, and we read in Luke 3:23-38 the blood line or lineage of Jesus all the way back to Adam the first created. It is through the last Adam; - Jesus Christ that "quickening" or "life giving" spirit enters into man's souls. I Corinthians 15:46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. -> Paul is stating fact here in this verse: howbeit or indeed or nevertheless, before we can return Home to be with Father in Paradise, we have to first be born as Jesus is teaching us here in John 3 through the womb of a woman, from above, then and only then can we return and possibly have eternal life with Father. I Corinthians 15:47 The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. -> The first man, Adam and also all the races were and are of the earth, though again, even we came from a Spiritual body before we became flesh, and it is to Spiritual we return.
Remember what Father said to the angels (us) in Genesis 1:26? Genesis 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. [1:27] So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them..
He created us in these flesh bodies in the exact image as we were in our Spiritual Body. We don't "look like ELOHIM because He looks like Himself" and we look like us. This is why it is written of Jesus: John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word Was God. -> John 1:14 And the Word [Jesus Christ, Immanuel] was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. -> It was also why He stated while He walked in the flesh: John 14:9 Jesus saith unto him, "Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?".
So, we see that each soul was to pass through this earth age of the flesh, in a flesh body, and YHVH Himself came through that same natural form also. Jesus Christ came to pay the price that none of His created souls could do in the flesh. Jesus was perfect in His flesh life, and He set the path for us to follow. I Corinthians 15:48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. -> If you live for this world, that is that which you shall reap, likewise also, if you live for the world to come — The Millennium and the Eternity, it is That which you shall reap. Don't worry about the things in this Age of time, for, it is but only for a short span of time, unlike our Spiritual selves which are already billions of years old and can have an eternity more years to live. I Corinthians 15:49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. -> We born in the image of the heavenly, then the earthly and we go back to the heavenly.
This is what Jesus is trying to teach Nicodemus here in John 3, and, Jesus knew that Nicodemus should have understand, but didn't.
Let's return now to John 3:7:
John 3:7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. -> Jesus is saying to Nicodemus that he shouldn't be surprised that we have to be born from above, born through the womb of woman. If we refuse, then we are like the angels that refused and will go into the Lake of Fire at His coming.
John 3:8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit." -> Jesus marvels that Nicodemus--a teacher of the Word--he, like the rest of us, can hear the blow, the rustling of the leaves of the trees, the sand whipping up and such, but he doesn't know where it originated or where it'll go to. This is an analogy by Jesus, using it to describe our soul, and it is a superb analogy.
Look at it this way: like the wind in this verse; we know that we have a soul, and we know it came from Father – He created it, but, while in these flesh bodies, we cannot see where it came from, and, we really cannot grasp what it'll be like where it Returns to – Home with Father. We cannot understand that realm because Father, when He sent us in these flesh bodies, removed the knowledge of His realm from our minds.
3:9 Nicodemus. Question. "How?"
John 3:9 Nicodemus answered and said unto him, "How can these things be?" -> Nicodemus still cannot wrap his head around what Jesus is teaching him, and for the second time asks Him "how?" Quite like many preachers today, when you share this Truth with them.
Many years from now, Paul will address this very issue for us in Hebrew 9: Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: [9:28] So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for Him shall He appear the second time without sin, unto salvation. -> We are appointed to come to the flesh from Father, live for the number of years He has appointed (my opinion, don't ask me to document), and then return Home to Him. When this happens we don't see the transfer of the soul when its spirit goes back to Father. We can't see it, though it happens. When you do not understand the spiritual realm – Father's Kingdom, it is difficult to grasp how these things should be. Nicodemus had seen enough of Jesus' miracles to know that the miracles He performed did not come from the physical realm, they had to be of Father. Nicodemus is opening his mind up to Jesus for understanding.
3:10-21 The LORD. Answer. Confirmed.
John 3:10 Jesus answered and said unto him, "Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things? -> Jesus specifically calls to Nicodemus' attention that he is a teacher of the Word, but yet, how can you be a teacher and not know or understand what happens?
This is the very reason that so many preachers fall short in their preaching their "messages," even today. There are many that claim to be preachers of Father's Word, yet they peddle their wears of false teaching for many different reasons. When I was a mail carrier I saw weekly the letters "Prayers by mail" seeking that monetary donation: like sending money can or will cause Father to answer a prayer. It breaks my heart because I cannot go the person which received the letter and or reply, and tell them that Father doesn't answer prayers for money — He doesn’t need our money, likewise also, He doesn't send out beggars. See Matthew 10:5-10: Matthew 10:5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: -> These twelve Jesus sent forth=These men—Jesus' apostles—were identified in verses v10:2-4, and their names are as follows: Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John hi brother; Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus; Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot.
Simon the Canaanite=Don't let the word "Canaanite" after Simon's name in Matthew 10:4 trip you up as; he was not a Canaanite. This word is just a mis-translation as; the translators substituted the Aramic word G2581, - Κανανίτης, - Kananitēs, pronounced - kan-an-ee'-tace, and means: Of Chaldee origin (compare [H7067]); zealous; Cananites, an epithet. (By mistake for a derivative from G5477): - Canaanite [by mistake for a derivation from G5477]., for the Greek word H7067 - קנּא, - qannâ', pronounced - kan-naw', which means: From H7065; jealous: - jealous. Compare H7072..
Go not...=Did you notice the colon at the end of this verse? Though it appears that Jesus commands them to not go, He wasn't finished speaking when the translators put the "verse break" in. Let's allow Him to finish His thought; because, who He is going to send His apostles to, is important: Matthew 10:6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. -> Did you catch who Jesus is sending His apostles to? Many—far too many—people believe that the House of Judah comprises the entire Nation of Israel; however, just after Solomon's reign, because of his idolatry—he was worshiping the false gods of his many wives—Father separated the House into two separate Houses: House of Israel and House of Judah. The House of Israel continued as a nation for 273 after Solomon and then, in approximately 611 B.C., because of their idolatry, He sent them into captivity to the Assyrians. While in their captivity, the Assyrians scattered the people and they never returned to their lands in the Promised Land. They were scattered throughout the world during the time Jesus walked in the flesh; and, they are still scattered today; and, as we see here in this verse, Jesus commanded His apostles to go to the "lost sheep of the House of Israel." That was their first commission, to go to the House of Israel; however, they stayed fairly local and looked only for the "Jews," i.e. the House of Judah, not knowing, or not understanding whom He was actually sending them to.
We also know that since this is only Matthew 10, that He hasn't been crucified yet, therefore He was not sending them to the Gentiles, as, He has not yet opened salvation to them, salvation didn't come to all the people in the world, until after He had been paid the price with His Blood. Matthew 10:7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. -> Preach=To herald as a public crier and proclaim that the King and His dominion are here, and all that is required is their belief. Matthew 10:8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give. -> The healing still applies today, James 5:14 instructs us in how we are to approach the sick. James 5:14 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: [strong>[5:15] And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. -> It is the elders of the church who have the responsibility to know the Word; and they are to pray, and anoint the sick with the oil of our people [olive oil], and this is done in the name of Jesus Christ. It isn't the oil that heals or the laying hands on, but Jesus Christ and the Spirit of the Living God that heals.
The raising of the dead, is the raising of the spiritually dead. The casting out of devils should be part of every Christian's life, as they order evil Spirits out of their lives and homes, and this is done with the anointing of the oil, and in the name of Jesus. Jesus name is your authority. Matthew 10:9 Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses, -> Here He is telling them, that, when they go and proclaim the "Good News," the are not to take with them any means of support. Why would He tell them this? Does He want them to ask for payment from those they go to and proclaim the Good News? No, He is telling them that a servant is worth his hire, in other words, they were to earn their keep.
Purses=Pay attention to this word, as, we'll see where He is leading with this. Matthew 10:10 Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat. -> If you do Father's Work, He will provide for all your needs, you'll never have to beg, or go to the elderly and make them feel bad or pressured into giving.
If Father has opened your eyes and ears to the Truth in His Word and you have the understanding of His Word, that is a gift from Father, that knowledge is His and He shares with whomsoever He will. Jesus is telling Nicodemus, you claim to be a teacher, and you don't even know this?
Nicodemus, like many of the preachers today, didn't know the Word because he didn't Study the Word. Nicodemus studied the traditions which were accepted by the religious community of that day. In fact, he, being one of the Sanhedrin, was one of the spiritual leaders of that day and community.
Let's return now to John 3:
John 3:11 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. -> Truly, truly, we teach what we know. Do you know the Word of God, or the traditions of the elders? Jesus was teaching Nicodemus that, he needed to come out from false teachings and into the Truth, and then to teach the same.
How can you tell the difference? Get into Father's Word. Heck, this goes back to the Garden of Eden and satan tempting Eve, likewise also, when satan tempted Jesus — like that could really happen. But, the point being, you can only know if you are hearing Truth, if you know the Word well enough.
John 3:12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? -> The reason we in our flesh bodies with our flesh thinking, find it so hard to understand Father's realm, is, as Jesus tells Nicodemus here: — if I talk to you of earthly things and you don't understand, how do you think you would ever understand the heavenly things.
John 3:13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. -> Listen to, and Hear Jesus well here; for, He is giving the answer to verses v3:3, v3:5; and v3:7: no man can ascend back up to Father, unless he first came from above and was born of woman. Unlike the angels who refused to be born of woman, but, instead, came and mated with them in order to try and interrupt and corrupt the seedline through which Father would become flesh.
This does not mean that all that have been born of woman will have eternal life, for, if they refuse to love Father, refuse to accept His Son: even while seeing Him in the Millennium, and reject His Promises, they are in danger of losing their salvation. The good news though, (and again most preachers don't teach this because they don't understand this) during the Millennium, all those that did not have the chance to hear the Truth in Father's Word while here in the flesh, will have that opportunity during Christ's 1,000 Millennial reign when satan and his spirit will be bound and cast into the abyss for that entire period.
Everybody has to return to Father, in Paradise, to first go through the Millennium and then stand before Father for Judgment.
There is our documentation that we were and are the angels. For the Documentation that there was indeed an Age before this one, see my Study The Ages.
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