Enter Life Through Death, part III

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God Communes with Himself in Us:

“…that though they are judged in the flesh as men, they may live in the spirit according to the will of God (I Peter 4:6, NAS).”

“God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth (John 4:24, NAS).”

“For we are the true circumcision, who worship in the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh (Philippians 3:3, NAS).”

 

A mere mortal does not have the capacity in his flesh to contain the knowledge of Almighty God. To know God is to be in relationship with God on the deepest level. To be in a genuine relationship with Yeshua is to rid ourselves of self. Since sin cannot remain in the presence of God, He cannot be in relationship with anyone but Himself. Only He is sinless.

This is why we all had to die. It was so that through death (spiritually) we were positioned to receive the Spirit of God through the blood of Jesus. In this, God doesn’t commune with our flesh but with Himself merged with our spirit; it’s a Spirit to spirit connection.

The only laws in tact at that time were “don’t eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil” and the “law of increase.” The only command was “don’t eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil.” The law of increase was not a command but a law set in motion by God without question or choice. God told Adam and Eve not to partake of knowledge when He told them not to eat of the tree. He loved them and did not desire that they die. But alas, that was the only feasible plan. Death had to come. Otherwise, God would be communing with a people who did not choose Him and were communing out of a sense of obligation. If Adam had been in love with God, he would not have given in to temptation.

What an exquisite thing for mere mortals to be welcomed into the presence of such a holy, righteous, sovereign God, our Creator! All that is required is to die to the selfish, tainted nature of Adam in which we are born so as to allow God Almighty to enter and merge with us as one entity. It is a privilege, indeed, that very few choose.

We’ll pick up here next week as we continue with Adam and Eve, death and life. 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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Enter Life Through Death, part II

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Adam’s Lack:

Adam had the privilege of communing directly with the Trinity; the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Adam had no knowledge of good or evil, therefore he had no need of dying; it is sin that brings death. Romans 7:7-8 states, “What shall we say, then? Is the law sinful? Certainly not! Nevertheless, I would not have known what sin was had it not been for the law. For I would not have known what coveting really was if the law had not said, “You shall not covet.” But sin, seizing the opportunity afforded by the commandment, produced in me every kind of coveting. For apart from the law, sin was dead.”

Adam seemed to have it all! He lived in the middle of perfection and had open communication with Yahweh. He had what we now all must die to attain: an intimate relationship with the Trinity. What Adam was lacking was the awakening of Holy Spirit within him. Although he had everything at his disposal, without knowledge he had no understanding of who he possessed (in reference to God and to sin); he had no point of reference.

In my assessment, he did not and could not fully appreciate the magnitude of the relationship with the Trinity because he did not know anything else. As humans, regardless of how great we have it, we tend to appreciate nothing we have been born into unless it is taken away. This is evident with Adam and his relationship with The Great I AM. Simply stated, Adam and Eve did not have the opportunity to choose God; they just came into existence in relationship with Him. Most everyone is all too familiar with the inherent impulse to reject what we feel coerced into accepting no matter how magnificent. This impulse is called rebellion and stems from Lucifer.

Satan emphatically did not want Adam to know that, with knowledge, comes the responsibility of death. He wanted Adam to lustfully seek knowledge in hopes of killing him permanently. Even God, Jesus, died that we may live in Him through knowledge. When Jesus came to earth in the physical body, His flesh had to die just like everyone else’s because it is corrupt. Christ died to the flesh the moment He came into it and did so perpetually while He walked the earth.

Jesus understood the weight and desire to be led by the flesh. Had He not chosen to die to it while living in it, He would have surely fallen into it’s temptation. Daily dying, or rather daily crucifying, the nature of the flesh of man is how He was able to walk a sinless life. God was His only source of life as it should be to all who believe.

We’ll pick up here next week as we continue with Adam and Eve, death and life. 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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Enter Life Through Death, part I

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Adam had to Die:

Genesis 2:15-17 (NAS): 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.

We must keep in mind that, until this point, there was nothing but life; a clean slate. A fresh start for the earth and all that was in it. God freely gave His life breath – His Spirit. No one was dead or needed to die for it. It just was.

“Of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, you shall not eat or you will surely die” was a direct command given to man. Immediately God follows the command with a guarantee of the consequence of disobedience. In other words, it was not just a command, but a command combined with a promise. God’s promises are absolute, unchangeable and unbreakable. He said, “In the day that you eat…” He did not say, “if perhaps you should happen to eat.”

What could God possibly have been thinking? God knew what Adam was going to do and clearly informed him of the impending repercussion – death. I can’t help but recognize the setup! God never tempts, but God certainly tests all who proclaim to walk with Him. It was the first test long before the Israelites were tested in the wilderness.

There was no question in God as to what Adam would choose and he chose death willingly. In fact, it was what God was thinking all along so as to, eventually, bring life through Adam’s death. Think about it: Adam first chose to die through an act of selfish disobedience to the Sovereign Lord. Later, Jesus who came in the lineage of Adam chose to die through selfless obedience. The first had to happen for the second Adam to follow. For any after Jesus, we must lose our own life so as to gain Christ’s new life – we must die (to self) to live.

Luke 17:33 (NAS): Whoever seeks to keep his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it.

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 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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