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Thursday, September 20, 2012



God values every person. He created you in His very own image. You are important to God and loved by Him. Your own mother, father, sister, brother, friends and enemies may not have valued you and loved you in the way you needed, but God loves you with an everlasting love—a love that is higher and deeper than any human love. Please get into your spirit how valuable you are to God. He is not a man that He should lie nor does He have double-mindedness like humans. If God says He loves you with an everlasting love, you can believe it because He only speaks Truth. You are fearfully and wonderfully made and have a purpose in God's Kingdom. It doesn't matter what shape you are in or how badly you have messed up your life. God will receive you just as you are, heal your wounds and transform you into a son and daughter of God who will accomplish His purpose for your life. He is a loving, redeeming and restoring God. God can do better for you than you can do for yourself. He is the Creator of heaven and earth, of all that is seen and unseen. And, He sees you and wants to free you from everything that binds you and prevents you from being all that you can be through His precious Son Jesus Christ. Come to Him and trust Him.....”Cast all your cares upon Him because He cares for you.”
God began His creation with one Divine Man/Adam. God made Man holy so he would be wholly dependent upon God. Adam was the first “son of God.” Lk. 3:38 Adam was created in God’s holy image to love and worship God. Adam was complete because he was with God in holiness. Adam was to work and serve God and His Holy Garden. It will be One Divine Man -- Jesus--who will restore fallen Man. Since God is changeless, God will also end with One Divine Man -- Jesus and His Body. The Head Jesus will join with the Body as One Man. As the Trinity worked in harmony and agreement in creating a new creation in Genesis, they work in harmony and agreement in the new creation in Christ. Believers are:
· Drawn by the Father
· Saved and recreated by the Son
· Sealed by the Holy Spirit
Another example of the Trinity working together in harmony is:
· The Father glorifies Jesus (John 13:31)
· Jesus glorifies the Father (John 14:13)
· The Spirit glorifies the Son (John 16:14)
Adam was both Divine and made of earth (human) when God originally created him. He was holy and clothed in God’s glory and light because there was no sin to darken him. Jesus and Adam are the only two men in scripture who were made both Divine (holy) and human (flesh) when they were made in the flesh. The first Adam sinned and lost his glory, but the Second and Last Adam Jesus remained holy forever. Jesus is the only One worthy of honor and glory and praise.
God’s spoken Word in Genesis brought Light and then life. The Word of God says that Jesus “wraps Himself in light as with a garment.” Psalm 104:2 In the New Testament, God sent His only begotten Son -- the Seed/Word of God and the Light of the world--to bring the Light of Truth to earth once again and restore what was lost by the original sin of the Man and Woman. God’s holy, glorious creation was darkened by sin. Jesus had to come to reveal God to mankind again and restore the heavens and the earth back to its glorious and holy condition at the beginning of Genesis.
God’s creating began in the evening and ended in the day. God takes us out of darkness into His glorious light. He takes the darkness, chaos and disorder of our fleshly life and brings us into His glorious life of light and holiness. There is no peace, order or blessing in sin, so God wants to remove our sin so we can walk in His glorious light and life and be blessed. It is God's desire to bless mankind. Blessing can only come through God’s ways, not man’s.
All around the first Adam was holy and good. God put all of His creation in order. He created Man to keep that order. God said after each day of creating that what He created was “good.” God didn’t say it was good after creating Man because He knew that Man would disobey Him. It is in Jesus that we are good, not in ourselves. God did say that collectively His creation was “very good” because at the time all was operating in holiness, harmony and agreement. Nothing was omitted and all was filled with God’s glory. All was complete and perfect. Since the Father, Son and Holy Spirit operate in harmony and agreement, God wants those who love and serve Him to also operate in harmony and agreement. When the people of God do this, it is very good in the sight of the Lord. As “very good,” God’s creation was perfect for the purpose for which He had created it. God worked all things together for good. He does the same for the “new creation” in Jesus Christ. Romans 8:28: And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.
God had created everything before Man for Man’s provision and pleasure. All the trees, plants and herbs were good for food in Eden and the river provided water. There was only one tree that God told the Man/Adam not to eat from -- the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The tree of life was one, but duality also existed in God’s Garden in the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. All the Man knew at this time was the goodness and glory of God. Both light and darkness existed in the forbidden tree. If Man is to freely obey God out of love, then there must be a way to disobey. God wanted to spare the Man the consequences of eating from this forbidden fruit, but love for God must be given freely. Man must have the freedom to love and obey God and His Word freely and willingly. God did not want the Man to experience duality—good and evil. It was God’s love that put the restriction in place. If the Man chose to obey God, he would live eternally in this beautiful, complete, holy place in a close and intimate relationship with His Creator. If not, he would suffer the consequence of death both to his body and to his spirit.
God wanted all of His original creation including Man to reproduce according to its kind--holy and good. God made all with “seed” so they could reproduce according to their own kind. As the firstborn of all mankind who was both Divine and human, Adam and the Woman were to reproduce holy, spiritual offspring who love God and each other in an intimate, close relationship. Unfortunately, Adam and the Woman’s disobedience to God ruined that perfect creation. But God…….will not desert mankind and has His plan of redemption through His precious Son Jesus in place to restore mankind back to Him.
As God progressively created by His Will, Word and Spirit, the Bible is a progressive revelation of the Word of God who is Jesus. Jesus is and will forever be the voice (Word) of God. Jesus was the Word of God long before He became the Man. God’s spoken Word in Genesis 1 became the Living Word Jesus in the Gospels. John 1:1-4: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made. In Him was life, and that life was the light of all people. The Word is a Person. Because the Anointed Word -- Jesus--created all things as the Word of God in the beginning, all things must be brought to life and restored to the Father through Him. God’s ways do not change!
After God finished His work of creating, He rested on His glorious, perfect, holy and harmonious finished work on the 7th Day. His creation was operating in perfect harmony, peace and holiness. God was well-pleased with His creation because of this. He said it was collectively “very good.” He had put all in order so they could reproduce. God meant for the spiritual man and woman to live in eternal rest and peace in His holy Garden.
God was also well-pleased with His Son Jesus because He was perfect, obedient and holy. “This is My Beloved Son in whom I am well-pleased.” Mt. 17:5 Christians are to rest upon the finished work of Jesus on the cross. We are not to rest in our own work but on the finished redemptive work of Jesus. Jesus died on the cross on the 6th day—Friday before the Sabbath. Our Sabbath rest is in Him. Jesus said in Mark 2:27, “the Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.” In other words, God instituted the Sabbath for the good of man, not the opposite. Jesus went on to say, “So the Son of Man is even Lord of the Sabbath.” Because of His finished work of redemption and the defeat of the evil one, we can rest in His finished work knowing that it never has to be repeated. Jesus is seated (resting) at the right hand of the Father in the holy throne room as He reshapes and reforms His own into His image and likeness by the power of the Holy Spirit and His Word. After the original man sinned, God never sleeps or slumbers because He is working to restore all who will come to Him through His precious and chosen Son. God works through humanity. We must be willing vessels who are submitted to the headship of Jesus.
Because Jesus is the spiritual Light of the world, He wants those who love and serve Him to be His light to the world also. We are to imitate Christ. God wants our salvation through His Son and His righteousness to shine out of each of us like the dawn and like a blazing torch that burns. (see Isaiah 62:1) When His work is completed, we will enter into our eternal Sabbath rest in the heavenly Garden. In the holy Garden at the end of Revelation when all things are restored to their holy, spiritual condition, there will be no darkness, no tree of the knowledge of good and evil, no more serpent to deceive, and no more pain or tears. God’s restoration process will be perfect and complete. Those who love Jesus will be in eternal love, rest and peace with Jesus, the Father and the river of the Holy Spirit. All will be eternally complete.
The holy Garden in Genesis showed us what was lost. The Garden of Gethsemane in the New Testament showed us the cost of what Jesus would regain for us. Jesus is the bridge between the Garden of Eden and Paradise. Adam spiritually died in a Garden, but Jesus was resurrected in a Garden tomb. The first Adam was cast out to the east. The Last Adam, Jesus, will return from the east and enter the Eastern Gate, also known as the Golden Gate, into Jerusalem. In the Garden in Genesis, there was only one Man who was alone with God. At the end of the scriptures, the Garden of God is in a Holy City (the New Jerusalem) with multitudes who are praising God in unity, lacking nothing, fearing nothing and filled with love, joy and peace. All is restored to its original condition before sin entered through the first Man and Woman. The first will be last and the last will be first. This is the full circle of the Word of God.
God did not intend for the world to be in the shape it is today although He knew the heart of man was wicked above all else. (See Jeremiah 17:9) God also knew the power of satan to deceive Man. In His infinite love and grace, God sent His Son Jesus to die on the cross to pay the penalty for the sin of Man and send the power of the Holy Spirit to help believers overcome the devil and our flesh. In Christ and with the power of the Holy Spirit, we are to be overcomers (conquerors). The Bible says in Romans 8:37 that we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. It was Jesus’ deep love for His Heavenly Father and for humanity that held Him to the cross to pay the price for the sin of the world. Jesus, the Word and the Holy Spirit give us victory over sin, death and the devil. Being more than a conqueror can only come through the ways of God not the ways of the flesh. Love for humanity was God's motivation. Love for the Godhead and all of humanity must be our motivation.
As the Word became flesh in Jesus, we are to allow the Word to become flesh in us by obeying it and letting it take up residence in us so we can defeat the enemy of our souls and bring Jesus to a lost and dying world. The Word and the Holy Spirit change us from glory to glory as we obey it. It is the power of the Holy Spirit that will give us the power to do the Word -- taking us from the “natural” (our flesh) to the “spiritual” (new spiritual life) --perfecting and restoring us to the original condition of Man when God first created him so we can be blessed and a blessing.
Jesus is the fullness of the Godhead bodily. God sent His only begotten Son to earth as a Man to recover what the original Man/Adam had lost. Jesus had the fullness of the Father and the Holy Spirit within Him as He walked the earth because He was without sin. Jesus had no “self.” He only did what the Father told Him to do and He only spoke what the Father told Him to speak. Jesus is the perfect expression of the image of God in human form, as Adam was when God first created him.
The first Adam and his bride lived in the presence of God in holiness, full of love, joy and peace and unashamed. God used the account of Adam and the Woman to paint a picture of Jesus and His Bride who will be presented to Him without spot or blemish when the process of redemption and restoration is complete. For God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made His light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.” 2 Cor. 4:6 The first Man lost his glory when he sinned but Jesus who remained sinless did not. Jesus returned to His original place of glory with the Father. Jesus is preparing those who love and serve Him glory by glory through the removal of sin in us so we are prepared as a Bride prepared for her Husband. The perfected Bride of Christ will live with her Husband Jesus in holiness, love, joy and peace for all eternity as God originally intended for Adam and the Woman.
The seed of all Divine Truth is in Genesis. God’s heart of love and grace began with the Woman and the Man right after they sinned against Him. They are His son and daughter made in His image. In His love, He sought the lost, “Where are you?” Since God and His ways don’t change, He is still seeking the lost through His precious Son. After confronting the Man and Woman in their sin, God in His grace and love provided blood atonement in the bloody skins of a slaughtered, innocent animal to cover the sin of the lost and disobedient Man and Woman. Eventually, in His love and grace, God shed the blood of His very own Son to pay the price for the sin of the whole world.
God provided the first blood sacrifice, and He provided the last in the sinless blood of His very own Son. God's love and grace through Jesus includes you! God's motivation is and will ever be love for humanity who are His very own image and likeness. No matter how deeply we have sinned or walked away from God, He loves us and is seeking us to bring us back to Him. Love is God's motivation; love must be our motivation.
There is no other way to Our Heavenly Father than through the sinless blood of His Son Jesus. He is calling you. He is seeking you. He loves you. Won’t you come to His precious gift of eternal life through the shed sinless blood of His Son Jesus? His outstretched arms are open waiting for you to come so He can embrace you with His love.

This concludes the Introduction to my revised book on Adam and the Woman.  God has opened some wonderful truth to me in the account of Adam and the Woman.  It is entitled Adam and the Woman because as Woman she was holy and covered with God's glory and light.  She was named Eve after she sinned.  My book explains this in greater detail.  I pray that God will encourage you to get a copy of the Book when it is in print which should be soon.  I will post it on my website when it is available. Thank you in advance for your support and encouragement.  Sandy

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