Rest in Re-established Order, part IV

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Adam’s Instruction:

“Out of the ground the Lord God caused to grow every tree that is pleasing to the sight and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil…then the Lord God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it. The Lord God commanded the man, saying, “From any tree of the garden you may eat freely; but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die.

Genesis 2:9, 15-17 (NAS)

“In the midst” refers to the idea that God did not hide anything from them. Everything was always readily accessible, including life itself. God gave man the will to choose obedience or disobedience. The tree of life and the tree of knowledge of good and evil were at their disposal. God most certainly knew they would partake of the forbidden one. They had every opportunity to eat of the tree of life, yet nowhere do we read that they chose life – they most certainly chose death. Because of their disobedience, we all know the difference between good and evil. Given this fact, we must all follow suite and choose death to the selfish nature of Adam’s flesh. It’s the only way to receive the life originally given to Adam and Eve.

The Law that comes much later is set to reveal the sin nature in all mankind. This one single command, “you shall not eat,” revealed the sin nature in the one man, Adam. It only took one to show how completely and utterly defiled the flesh is and how it’s always set against the Spirit of God. Man could not obey one simple rule and God knew it. Adam, a living soul, had to come first so as to allow God to later bring the Life Giving Spirit, Jesus (the Last Adam). Although Adam was very much alive physically, he did not possess the power to give life to anyone else. Through the death of Adam, Jesus was able to bring life to all (I Corinthians 15).

God knew all along the temptation that would befall Adam and Eve and their seed to follow. God had to allow it to transpire so that, through Adam’s curse of death, a way was forged for Jesus – the first heir to power and authority over all – to be born intoAdam’s lineage. Through this, Jesus had the legal right to take back the authority of the earth that God gave to Adam and Adam gave to Satan. God always abides His own rules, and so should we.

Hope you’ll come back next week as we continue with Adam and Eve, death and life. It requires careful study so as to clear some long-standing misconceptions.

If you are interested in reading more, check out my website to order my books, or go to my Facebook ministry page where I post regularly. Blessings! Adam’s lineage. Through this, Jesus had the legal right to take back the authority of the earth that God gave to Adam and Adam gave to Satan. God always abides His own rules, and so should we.

 

Hope you’ll come back next week as we continue with Adam and Eve, death and life. It requires careful study so as to clear some long-standing misconceptions. If you are interested in reading more, check out my website to order my books, or go to my Facebook ministry page where I post regularly. Blessings!

 Alexys V. Wolf

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Rest in Re-established Order, Part III

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In Our Image, Multiply and Rule:

“God blessed them…and God said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves (creeps) on the earth(Genesis 1:28, NAS).

Right away we see that there were only blessings to reap. God’s law of increase (be fruitful and multiply) is fully intact. This law cannot change. It was meant for increased blessings not increased curses. Because of sin, the law worked against man instead of for us.

God gave man authority over “every living thing that moves on the earth.” Adam was to subdue (to guard, rule and reign as kings over a kingdom ruling all living things) earth. I suggest Myles Monroe’s book, Rediscovering the Kingdom for a more detailed explanation. He is quite thorough.

Spirit to Spirit:

“Then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being (Genesis 2:7, NAS).

Adam was formed from dust and God breathed life into him. He was alive physically, still his spirit was asleep. It is like us today. When someone comes out of darkness and into the holy light of Christ, they receive His life breath as did Adam. That life ushers Holy Spirit into our spirit. However, that doesn’t mean that the Spirit-to-spirit connection is functioning.

There is generally an awakening, or rather a season where we go from possessing Holy Spirit to becoming possessed by Holy Spirit. Adam possessed the life of God, His breath, yet the life of God did not yet possess him; consequently, he fell.

Only a select few throughout the Old Testament were anointed with Holy Spirit such as David, Elijah, Abraham and the prophets of old. Spiritually, this is still how we are born into Christ. Without His life giving breath (spirit), we are dead in our sins. Likewise, without the awakening of our spirit-man, for our necessary Spirit-to-spirit relationship, we are incapable of becoming who and what God has created us to be, individually and collectively; for our personal lives and for the Kingdom of God.

Our spirit, when quickened to life, is split from our soul. Hebrews 4:12 makes this clear: “For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”

Holy Spirit is the key element in this spiritual walk so as to not be deceived and devoured by the enemy as was Adam. We must consign our flesh wholly; this means the earthly, sinful, old Adamic nature. The only way to be like God as was His original intent is to be overtaken by Holy Spirit through surrendering the fleshly nature completely; or in other words, die to self allowing His life to rule supreme. Keep in mind that death here is a spiritual term meaning that we do not allow ourselves to be led by the world’s way of thinking or doing. With new birth in Christ, we now seek Holy Spirit for every breath, word, thought and deed that comes from, to, and through us.

Hope you’ll come back next week as we continue this topic. It requires careful study so as to clear some long-standing misconceptions. If you are interested in reading more, check out my website to order my books, or go to my Facebook ministry page where I post regularly. Blessings!

Alexys V. Wolf

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Rest in Re-established Order, part II

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In Our Image:

“Then God said, ‘Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth (Genesis 1:26, NAS).’”

This is the first reference to the Trinity. It was not used until the making of Adam. Mankind has the capacity, as God freely gave, to be as God. Carefully watch where this is going. It was not and is not His plan for anyone to overthrow Him through pride as man would like to do, much like Satan and those at the tower of Babel attempted. His plan was and is for mankind to be able to commune with Him on His level as one entity as a friend and constant companion. God cannot re-create Himself – He is the Triune God. Any attempt He has or would make to re-create Himself will fall short because there is only One.

Authority was given to man over every “creeping thing.” Before Satan (a creeping thing) showed himself, mankind had authority over him. Unfortunately, Adam refused to assert his authority. “Let Us make man,” the Word states in verse 26. Once again, make is not create. As this verse would suggest, man of some sort had previously been “created” before Adam.

Allow me, if you will, a moment of pause to elaborate. I am often asked, “what about dinosaurs and cavemen and all the scientific findings of life before Adam.” To this question I respond thusly: The Bible is the lineage of Adam and restored life to a wrecked earth. If you were to write a book of the lineage of your family, it would leave out a lot of information because the focus is specifically your family history.

As we continue to see the difference between “made” and “created,” we’ve just pointed out that the word “make” is used in reference to Adam prior to the next text of “created.” My theory based on the first few texts of Genesis is that, on earth prior to it becoming void, shapeless and covered in darkness, there was God’s first creation of man – possibly those which we lovingly refer as cavemen. They were not created in God’s image. After God restored the earth and filled it, He then created a new type of man, the difference between the former and the latter is the “in Our image” part. It’s a tiny detail that’s actually quite huge! Let’s now continue to verse 27.

“God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them (Genesis1:27, NAS).

Here we see the word created. Man, the way we are present day, is in fact a creation, meaning a new and improved version of man. The creation part was allowing man to possess the “image of God.” To reiterate, the original creation of man was not “in the image of God.”

Genesis chapter 5 confirms that the Bible is the lineage of Adam, but it certainly does not mean that nothing went on prior to Adam because upon review, it’s obvious something significant happened! Why do we limit God? I agree that anything before Adam is strictly speculation; if Yahweh wanted us to know details, He would have written them. I simply say again that we need to read the Scriptures accurately, and not as we have always heard. We are all called to study to show ourselves approved and to test every spirit.

The Problem with Adam:

The problem I see with Adam is that he was merely an image. I liken him unto a mirror image. When we look into a mirror, we see an exact replica of self. However, the image is lacking because it is one dimensional and it is not the genuine article; it’s an illusion of reality.

Adam was not God. Although Adam did have a soul (mind, will and emotions), his spirit was dormant and could not commune properly with the living God who is a spirit being. He was yet to be filled with Holy Spirit because, prior to His fall, God was externally present, directing and instructing. It was his soul that led him to break God’s commandment and do as the woman instructed. Because of emotions, Adam chose Eve’s instruction over God’s. He was supposed to use his God-given soul power to rule the earth, not to be led into disobedience.

Hope you’ll come back next week as we continue this topic. It requires careful study so as to clear some long-standing misconceptions. If you are interested in reading more, check out my website to order my books, or go to my Facebook ministry page where I post regularly. Blessings!

 Alexys V. Wolf

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Re-established Order

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In the Beginning:

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1, NAS).”

Here it states that God created heaven and earth in the beginning. When is the beginning? The Body of Christ desiring to trust fully through faith that God means what He says has naturally assumed that it was the seven days referenced in Genesis. However, if we will notice, we do not see the word created again until verse 21 and then again in 27 when He created man in Their own image. The words we see from verse one until verse 21 are “made” and “let.” Those are very different than create.

Genesis 1:2 (NAS): “The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters.”

I believe there is a huge gap in time between verse one and verse two. Since in verse two God called earth “earth” and it possessed adjectives to describe it, it had to have previously been created; it had a name and features. Everywhere else names are given post-creation. Logically, we can deduce that the previously created earth had been wrecked because total darkness covered it and it was as an empty blob. It is abundantly clear that earth wasn’t created in verse two, but rather we see a mess that needed restructuring.

 Made and Let vs. Created:

Genesis 1:3-5 (NAS): “Then God said, ‘Let there be light’ and there was light. God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. And there was evening and there was morning, one (first) day.”

It does not state that He created light, but God simply let it be. There is great distinction between the words created, made, and let. Something created is original in every way, but something made is merely a reproduction of something previously created. For instance, if I work in a factory making car engines, although I put pieces together to make an engine, I did not create the engine, I merely assembled that which someone else created. To let something do anything is simply the utilization of one’s authority to allow it to be set in motion. Since God is the Light, He simply let His light shine and it revealed the earth in a swamp-like state.

Genesis 1:7-9 (NAS): “Then God said, ‘Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.’ God made the expanse, and separated the waters which were below the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse; and it was so. And God called the expanse heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day. Then God said, ‘Let the waters below the heavens be gathered into one place, and let the dry land appear,’ and it was so.”

The waters which already existed below heaven were gathered and then the dry land was allowed to appear; appearisalsonot the equivalent to created. This vividly leads us to know that He did not create land or water at that time, but rather God uncovered what had been hidden. It is my assessment that God flooded the earth (dry ground) in order to destroy all that Satan had corrupted as He did again in Noah’s day. God only creates perfection, so He would not have to destroy with a flood what He created unless it had been corrupted by sin.

We are told in Revelation 12:7-11 that there was war in heaven and Satan was hurled out of heaven to earth along with his angels. What do we think transpired on the earth when this happened? This took place long before Adam and Eve were created. Satan and his legions of fallen angels obviously made a tremendous mess of things on earth leaving the earth formless, void and covered in water. Satan is still wreaking havoc today. He did it in Noah’s day; hence the flood that destroyed the whole earth and God had to start over with Noah.

Genesis 1:10-13 (NAS): “God called the dry land earth, and the gathering of the waters He called seas; and God saw that it was good. Then God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit after their kind with seed in them”; and it was so. The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit with seed in them, after their kind; and God saw that it was good. There was evening and there was morning, a third day.

Here in verse 10, God did nothing more than differentiate between what was what. Both, as seen in this text, had been previously created. It reads “God called them” dry land and seas. Then, separating the flooded earth, He reestablished land and life once again, restarting with Adam. Furthermore, He called forth vegetation, not once mentioning the word “created.”

On the fourth day (Genesis 1:14-19), He let the lights in the expanse of the sky separate the day from the night and mark the seasons. On the fifth day (Genesis 1:20-25), God let the water teem with living creatures and He let the birds fly above the earth.

Genesis 1:20-23 (NAS): Then God said, “Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the heavens.” God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind; and God saw that it was good. God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” There was evening and there was morning, a fifth day.

We do see the word created in verse 21. In my opinion, this is simply referencing that, at some point, they were created; otherwise we would not see “let.” They were already in existence.

In summation, sensibly we cannot help but deduce that days one through five were not spent creating, but rather making, letting and allowing previous creation to exist once again. It reveals that it was a process of God re-establishing order to an earth in disarray.

Hope you’ll come back next week as we continue the topic of “in the beginning.” It requires careful study so as to clear some long-standing misconceptions.

If you are interested in reading more, check out my website to order my books, or go to my Facebook ministry page where I post regularly. Blessings!

 

Alexys V. Wolf

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Identity Crisis

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I Corinthians 15:21-22 (NAS): For since by a man came death, by a man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive.

II Corinthians 5:4-5, 14-15, 20-21 (NAS): For indeed while we are in this tent, we groan, being burdened, because we do not want to be unclothed but to be clothed, so that what is mortal will be swallowed up by life.  Now He who prepared us for this very purpose is God, who gave to us the Spirit as a pledge…for the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for all, therefore all died; and He died for all, so that they who live might no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf…therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.    

 

Because of the sin of one man, Adam, every human being automatically comes into this world a prisoner to sin and death. Technically, we are dead at conception in so much as natural, physical death is imminent. The only way out of this death sentence is through choosing to die to the nature of the flesh (Adam’s sinful nature).

The only way to receive a pardon from death is to recognize that our earthly nature was crucified with Christ and to receive the nature of the Life Giving Spirit through the blood of Jesus. Until we do, saved or unsaved, the identities of this world will keep us in a perpetual state of bondage.

The list of worldly, ungodly labels is endless. False identities are anything that identifies us contrary to Christ’s identity. They stick to our hearts and minds at a very young age. Until we fully release ourselves from the flesh, we will not be able to receive or understand the true identity of Christ.

When the Apostle Paul stated in I Corinthians 15:31 that he ‘daily died,’ he did not mean it as a matter of killing the nature of the flesh; that would imply it was somehow alive. The natural man died the moment Adam sinned. What he does mean is that he purposed daily to command his fleshly nature to be a slave to Holy Spirit who is true life (I Corinthians 9:27). Basically he was merely acknowledging with great purpose that his fleshly man is condemned and, in so accepting that truth, he reconciled himself daily to the life of Christ. Holy Spirit anointing breaks every yoke of slavery and false identities that otherwise waylay us.

Back to the Beginning:

Before I can really thoroughly explain this “dying” concept, we must journey all the way back to the beginning. First we must clear the matter of the misconception of the seven days of creation and secondly, the misconception of the Sabbath.

The next few sections may seem a bit clinical, but it isn’t just semantics for the sake of gaining historical knowledge, but for life transformation prior to being with Christ in heaven post-physical death or the rapture. It’s of the utmost importance to recognize what God did, how He did it, and why He purposefully allowed Adam to die; how all of this leads from the age of creation into how we are to daily die in this age. It is knowledge of the utmost importance to anyone desiring to live from victory to victory instead of aggravation to aggravation, sorrow to sorrow, and disappointment to disappointment. If we don’t understand the beginning, it is impossible to properly or fully comprehend the middle and end.

Next week we’ll begin looking at what really happened “in the beginning” with creation according to the Word. It requires careful study so as to clear some long-standing misconceptions. I hope you’ll stay tuned!

If you are interested in reading more, check out my website to order my books, or go to my Facebook ministry page where I post regularly. Blessings!

 

Alexys V. Wolf

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What Was God Thinking?

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Over the last several weeks I’ve posted topics that work together for understanding how all this started in the beginning with Satan, God and the human race: 

  1. Seeking that We May Find Answers
  2. The Purpose of Lucifer
  3. Free Relationship
  4. “Die to Live” Concept

At the end of it all, the answer to “What was God thinking?” with Satan and allowing the fall of man is simply this: God did not want to be alone. God set the stage for accessible relationships with man by creating that which is flawed (Satan and his sin nature) to eventually usher flawlessness (God and His perfect nature) into mankind so that God would not be alone for all eternity. He desired relationship: parent to child, groom to bride, friend to friend. It was not for nothing. If you think that God’s actions are selfish, ask yourself what you would do to cease being endlessly alone.

The goal of every word in my first book, What Was God Thinking? Why Adam Had To Die, is to reveal God’s truth about how accept that the flesh of man is dead as it was crucified with Christ no matter how alive you may think it and understanding this truth is a requirement for a successful anointed walk with the King of kings. He is to become your very life’s breath instead of a part of your life – no life outside of Christ.

Understanding that what God was thinking in the Garden is the same as today: we must purpose to die daily to self so as to gain eternal life and walk in that eternal life here on earth. Only the life of Holy Spirit active in and through us will allow God’s eternal Kingdom to manifest on earth. (excerpt from What Was God Thinking? Why Adam Had To Die, by Alexys V. Wolf)

 

Next week we’ll begin looking at what really happened “in the beginning” with creation according to the Word beginning in Genesis 1:1. It requires careful study so as to clear some long-standing misconceptions.

If you are interested in reading more, check out my website to order my books, or go to my Facebook ministry page where I post regularly. Blessings!

Alexys V. Wolf

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“Die to Live” Concept

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Galatians 5:1, 13, 16-18, 25 (NAS):  It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery…you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh…But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another…if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law…If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.

 

Also in Matthew 16:24-25, we read, “Then Jesus said to His disciples, ‘If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself…’” To utterly deny one’s self is death. In short, “dying” in this sense is not physically dying and going to be with the Lord in heaven, but rather it is a spiritual term. It means sacrificing all of self to the point of self being completely obsolete so as to be filled with and directed by the Spirit of the Living God.

The success of anyone’s walk with God here on earth is contingent upon the reality of these two conditions:

1. Christ is in my life

2. Christ replaced my life.

Some would argue these are the same, but I assure you that the difference is paramount – its bondage vs. freedom. I’ve lived both ways and, now that Christ has replaced my life, I have total freedom instead of perpetual bondage of the Law. The problem with condition one is that there are two lives warring for power in one residence; everyone knows that war is exhausting!

Condition two is peace. It is the recognition and acceptance of the death of self (fleshly nature) and, in such death, the person is emptied and available to receive the full life of Christ and allow Christ to do all that needs doing in the earth through them. The former is constant struggling and the latter is perpetual peace. If anyone desires to be at peace regardless of the circumstances of life, choose the latter.

Jesus calls us to take up our cross and follow Him; aka death to the nature of the flesh (Adam’s nature). Time and time again Christ followers are instructed to die to self. Just as Jesus died physically, the spiritual representation here is undeniable. Christ was the ultimate sacrifice, yet He commands those who follow Him to take up the same cross, only in a spiritual sense. We are to do as He – die to self that God may rule.

Since we are all born physically into Adam’s sinful nature, the only way to expunge the tainted blood is to die. Once we die, we can then have a new life; no one can live two lives simultaneously. We must give up our “life” (all the desires the flesh/natural man) while dwelling in human form so as to become the physical manifestation of Jesus over and over.  Romans 8:13 plainly states, “if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live.     

This is not a suggestion! Either our natural man is active (though technically dead), or the Spirit of God in us is alive. Only one life can rule. It’s imperative to understand what God requires of us so as to effectively expand the Kingdom of God here on earth; after all, that is our heavenly assignment as ambassadors in Christ.

We must daily die to self and allow Christ through Holy Spirit to be our actual life. It’s the difference in Christ’s life taking residence in a part of our lives (carnal Christianity) and Christ replacing our life (spiritual intimate relationship). The latter is where Christ calls us. Let’s read I Corinthians 15:

 I Corinthians 15:31-32, 35-36, 42-44, 49 (NAS):  I affirm, brethren, by the boasting in you which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily. If from human motives I fought with wild beasts at Ephesus, what does it profit me?…But someone will say, “How are the dead raised? And with what kind of body do they come?” You fool! That which you sow does not come to life unless it dies… So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown a perishable body, it is raised an imperishable body; it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body… Just as we have borne the image of the earthy, we will also bear the image of the heavenly.  

Verse 49 well expresses it: we were born earthly, but bear the image of the heavenly. Once in Christ, we instantaneously cease being of the human race (earth) and become of the heavenly race (Kingdom of God). In this, we must understand that God does not want to “change” our lives, rather He wants us to willingly “exchange” our lives for His.

We’ll pick up here next week! If you are interested in reading more, check out my website to order my books, or go to my Facebook ministry page where I post regularly. Blessings!

 

 Alexys V. Wolf

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