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Genesis chapter 3, explains in great detail the predicament that we are all in today that have not come to the knowledge of the truth that Jesus Christ is Lord and Saviour. The written account within the book of Genesis is not a myth but an account of the origins of our true past history, perfectly preserved through written literature throughout six thousand years of history. We were, according to the book of Genesis, created to live for ever, eternally. The fall, as illustrated in the picture above, brought death into this world.
Gen 3:15. This is the oldest prophetic announcement within scripture designed to develop and unfold throughout world and biblical chronology and history concerning the seed of the serpent that will eventually lead to the false Messiah and the seed of the women who will redeem fallen man from the curse fulfilled to the letter by the Lord Jesus Christ/Yeshua in Hebrew which means “salvation of God,” at the Cross of Calvary just under two thousand years ago. This verse lies at the root of all the ancient traditions and mythologies and folk law/tales, which are simply the perversion and corruption of scriptural truth. This is the essence of all fundamental concepts concerning the two ways of light/good and darkness/evil and the separation between them both. Understanding the fundamental principles within the first two chapters of Genesis is crucial in order to understand the rest of the Bible and the real problem behind our human condition. The seed/genealogy of the serpent represents all worldly/secular understanding consisting of good and evil in which Jude refers to as the way of Cain, Balaam and Core which were all from the genealogy and characteristics of the seed of the serpent. (Jude 1:11). The difference between worldly wisdom or the wisdom of this world and the spirit of this world (1 Cor 2:12) and the difference between heavenly wisdom which is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy (James 3:17.) Worldly earthly wisdom is sensual and devilish and is driven by bitterness and envy and strife. The seed of the serpent has been at enmity with the seed of the women since these words in Gen 3:15 were spoken out by the Lord Jesus in the garden just under six thousand years ago. Just as the flesh wars against the Spirit, the children who are born of the flesh from Adam rage war against the children which are born of the promise of the Spirit and the Word. Only a remnant from the Jewish nation and the Gentile nations who have repented from their sin and accepted Jesus Christ (Yeshua) as their Lord and saviour by the Holy Spirit and the word, being made one new man in Jesus Christ, a new creature (Gal 6:15) being born again from above which God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned (1Co 2:10-14). The same parallel between the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and the tree of life, they both have the same effect today. If we feed our selves with secular information all day long without giving time to spiritual matters, then we will naturally overflow with what we feed ourselves with. You know the saying “we are what we eat.” I could add on to that and say: “We become what we read, watch and listen to.” What we read in books, watch on television and what we listen to through the medium of music or spoken word feeds our spirit, once understood, the information is then stored into our hearts like seeds sown in a field, whether they are concerning earthly or heavenly matters; and then will eventually begin to bare fruit in our lives. Seeds need watering to start the germination process. Seeds can remain without water for thousands of years and still germinate when finally watered by the early rains. They lay in the soil or sand dormant until they are activated. Until we come to an understanding of the thought it also can remain in the mind for years sometimes, until the individual comes to an understanding to that particular thought. They say that after repeating something three times, the mind remembers a matter and the thought is stored in the heart. Hence the saying when we know something off by heart. Once finally in the heart, the thought starts to stir up the emotions within the soul of the person, in a positive or negative way according to whether the origin of the thought came from and earthly or heavenly source; whether the source of the thought originated from darkness or light...
The emotions control our will and our will our central nervous system which operates our flesh. You know the phrase “we reap (harvest) what we sow.” It’s from the Bible: Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting (Gal 6:7). Depends if we bare heavenly sacred fruit from our being or worldly secular fruit, even branches in Him which do not bare fruit are cut off. Branches that bare fruit are pruned so that they may bare more fruit (John 15:1-8).
When something in life brakes down, a wise man will turn to the instruction manual in order to determine the cause/root of the problem to rectify it. In modern psychology we are interpreted as to have two parts; the body and the soul, which consists of our conscious and unconscious minds, will and emotions. Let’s see what the instruction manual, the bible, tells us about our true make up. Anatomy is a matter of the body, psychology is a matter of the soul/mind. The Bible is a matter of the spirit of a person and that’s where the root of the problem is situated. 1Thes 5:23 says that we consist of not only a body and soul but also a spirit.
Ploughing and the cultivation process.
Once we have been beguiled and entranced by a lie, what kind of power does it have over our lives?
1. It takes root like a seed in our hearts.
2. Our mind influences our soul, emotions which has an effect on our will.
3, ultimately affects our body/flesh.
For example it has been scientifically proven that if you play rock music to plants, they actually grow away from the speaker and eventually wither away. If you play gentle music to plants, they grow closer to the speaker and bare much fruit, that’s to do with positive and negative frequencies that affect us just as they do plants. You can follow the process in the above diagram. The produce of the flesh is our fruit according to scripture (Matthew 7:17-19). The central nervous system is controlled by our will/energy. For example how we shake someone’s hand is determined whether if it’s welcoming or hostile by the strength of the grip and the expression on the face and body language. (Proverbs 27:19). All of these outward aspects express the emotional condition of a person. You can sub divide these emotions by the fruit of the Spirit or the works of the flesh. The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit (Gal 5:23-25). Hence the meaning of “you shall know them by their fruits” (Matthew 7:16)! And from the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks (Matthew 12:34) A true believer walks in the fruit of the Spirit daily, expressing the character of God as a witness out of a heart of love reaching out for the lost; the broken hearted, the homeless, feeding the hungry, healing the sick, the widow and the orphan.
Before seeds of any kind can be sown, the soil needs to be cultivated first. Soil cultivation refers specifically to the tilling of the soil, such as by ploughing, to prepare the soil for planting and to control weeds. The works of the flesh are the fruit of the weeds/lies that have been sown into our hearts: Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God (Gal 5:19-21). The above is the difference between walking in the flesh and walking in the Spirit. These can all be characterised by the emotional state of a person.
What started all this? Easy, Satan lied (A false statement deliberately presented as being true; a falsehood. Something meant to deceive or give a wrong impression). Satan is the father of lies: (John 8:44). Satan through the serpent spoke these fundamental lies to Eve and she was deceived and passed them to Adam and he did sin causing the fall of mankind. The solution is within the seed of the woman who is the Lord Jesus/Yeshua Christ/messiah and the Kingdom of heaven in which He sits as King and Lord on the throne of glory. The seed of the serpent is the coming one world leader or man of sin, son of perdition (Anti Christ) who stands for the kingdoms of this world and the earthly throne which he represents and sits upon (2 Thes 2:3).
“And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the Garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” (Gen 2:15-17). Mankind from that point died physically and where spiritually cut off from their creator. It took Adam 930 years to finally die physically. The Serpent said after Eve’s reply: “And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die. (First lie) For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. (Second lie).” What was Eve’s reaction? And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat (Gen 3:3-6).
2Co 10:4 -5 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalted itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into c...aptivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.
It's easy to calve out an image made from wood or stone or from a precious metal, as most of the Kings in the book of Kings did after they took the land and eventually bowed down to the false gods of their enemies and were removed from office by God the Father. Today the image is spiritual in the mind and the high places of old are now in our minds. What's even worse though is that people are so focused on the "man at the front" that their eyes have been subtly taken away from being focused on the unseen through God's Spirit and His Word… Words create images in the mind that are eventually sown into our hearts which then effect our soul which trigger the central nervous system and control the flesh...If the imagination is created at source by God's Spirit and His Word then the imagination is processed into the fruit of the Spirit..which will be eventually harvested and stored in the barn..If the imagination is sourced from a Satanic/demonic source, then the thoughts are processed into the works of the flesh and mixed being defiled and will be eventually will be thrown into the fire at the great harvest...
Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn (Mat -30).
The filed in the above parable is the earth’s inhabitants. The final separation is when the Lord of the harvest returns. The analogy of the heart as the field is a personal process from which the believer cultivates their own hearts and is expanded in the parable of the sower in Mark 4:1-20, Matthew 13:1-23, and Luke 8:1-15. If, however, weeds are sown into a garden and left, in time they will grow and produce more fruit and seed that will eventually take over the whole garden, slowly choking and strangling the good plants in their aftermath. In the parable of the sower, these are the cares of the world. Comparing this process with the weeding of a garden is a good analogy that shows how to deal with lies that have been sown into our hearts and the dangers of just letting them grow. Any good gardener will understand this process, even the amateur attempting their home back garden. Once the Holy Spirit, through the truth of God’s Word, convicts us of a lie and of sin (John 16:18), then we are now faced with a choice. We all understand the scripture that says that we shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free (John 8:32). Right? If we believe any lie. then to us that particular lie becomes the truth. Once the lie has established itself into the heart as truth so, when the person is explained the real truth they will reject it because they believe a lie... So whatever we believe about ourselves concerning origins, then that’s what will pave the way for the next five minutes of our existence, and so forth. In a state of flux, exactly where an enemy would like his opponent to be before they attack. That is exactly how Satan deceives us today. In the Garden of Eden he used a serpent; today he uses every means possible intended on blinding us from the truth of God’s word. Satan understands that the mind is the control centre to the whole body and absolutely understands the principle that how a man thinks in his heart, so is he (Proverbs 23:7). The lie not only distorts our perception of reality but also changes our chemical and genetic make up causing depression and anxiety, which modern day doctors say is the root of sickness and that lie is passed on to our children. Stop and think for a moment.
God has clearly laid down the rules and made the only way through His Son. Eve, the first woman, was beguiled which caused Adam to Sin. Satan wasn’t interested in the women as she was only the carrier. Adam possessed the seed that Satan knew would one day overcome him completely. Satan some how tried to stop His birth, failing miserably.
It was our sin that crucified Christ, because of the sin, we all inherited at birth in Adam. God’s plan is this, that the truth, which is a person, the Messiah the Lord Jesus Christ, counter acts all of this and restores us back to God renewing our minds by the truth (Roman 12:2). If we want to start to see the gifts (1Cor 12:8-11) and the fruit of the Spirit (Gal 5:22) in our personal lives then it’s time to pick up the tools that God has provided for us in the form of amour (Eph 6:12-18) and start to cultivate our own hearts firstly by breaking up the fallow hard stony ground/heart so as not to sow good seed amongst weeds (Jeremiah 4:3). Weeding and uprooting the thorns and the briars. Now is really the best time to start. We know what we are like when we put something aside on the “to do later list” and it never gets done. After a time of grace there is always judgment. Let us turn now whilst we live in the days of grace and not in the days when we will cry out with a load voice and God will turn His ear away from us because we harden our hearts this day.
Words that are sown into our hearts create pictures/images in our minds which we naturally live according to our imagination whether it is vain or of God. One of the root of the problems, i would say , is the source of the information that ...we take in with our eyes and our ears. If the source of that information is satanic, then the natural fruit will be Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness etc etc (Galatians -21)..If the source of the information is Godly, consisting of God's Spirit and His Word/Jesus who is the living Word, then the natural fruit after a process of cultivation/repentance where the tares (lies of the enemy) are removed from the heart, then the natural fruit after that process will be love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness etc etc (Galatians 5:22-25). These two sources can not be mixed either...The medical profession have a word for mixed emotions called bi polar, or even schizophrenia in severe demonic possession, where the tares overtake the wheat and choke it…
If I should die tonight, for example, and my soul, which consists of my mind, will and emotions, is full of the WORLD, then naturally Jesus will not recognise Himself in me and i would receive these words from Him: And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity/ lawlessness (Matthew 7:23) . However if my Soul (Mind, Will and Emotions are full of the Word and my fruit is , love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: AGAINST SUCH THERE IS NO LAW (Galatians 5:22-23), then Jesus will recognise himself in me and Jesus will welcome me into His Kingdom prepared for me before the foundation of the world (Mat 25:34)...
The fruit is the physical manifestation of our emotions. If the mind is renewed by the washing of the word (Eph ), then our “Will” will conform not to our will but to God's will. Our will controls our emotions in which self control is a key factor and overflows into our flesh, which should be crucified with Christ anyway….Yes of course the Churches need revival. They need to be revived and be born again, bought back from the dead, because the majority are not. The reason for this is because another gospel is being preached today so the information entering the ears and eyes of the sheep and lambs are coming from vain imaginations sown by wolves in sheep clothing :'-(
Of course we should take the gospel seriously! We should take the Word very seriously indeed! Only the lukewarm church, would say otherwise...