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Withstanding the Whiles of the Enemy

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Mark 1:9-13 (NAS): In those days Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. Immediately coming up out of the water, He saw the heavens opening, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon Him; and a voice came out of the heavens: “You are My beloved Son, in You I am well-pleased.” Immediately the Spirit impelled Him to go out into the wilderness. And He was in the wilderness forty days being tempted by Satan; and He was with the wild beasts, and the angels were ministering to Him.

 

Although God created man, man was still not otherworldly, but rather of the earth. This explains why, though the tempter had not yet approached Adam and Eve, worldliness was innate in them. Because they were earthly, when the tempter did come, fall was not only easy, but natural. It was the earthly or rather, the fleshly, thing to do, because they were “of the earth/ground.” They were in fact natural creatures whereas God is supernatural. Jesus, who is God (otherworldly, supernatural, from heaven) had to come to give us access to God through His death and resurrection.

Through our own individual crucifixion of self and receiving the supernatural life of Christ, we become otherworldly – born of the Kingdom of God, aka no longer “of the earth.” Becoming supernatural from heaven occurs, not just by God coming to earth, but by receiving the deposit of Holy Spirit. Only God Himself, the Trinity, could withstand the wiles of the tempter; Jesus entered the wilderness only after being anointed/baptized into Holy Spirit.

Because God gave authority to Adam, God tied His own hands from being able to protect Adam and Eve from their fall. Had they not been given such authority, God could have intervened. God put man on the earth to rule/govern the earth as He rules heaven; therefore this will always be – man ruling the earth. It would behoove God’s people to get used to ruling because, with the new earth in our future, we are coming back to stay and rule! It’s time God’s holy bride learns now how to rule the earth as originally intended and that can only be accomplished through following the lead of Holy Spirit in all things.

In the grand scheme of God’s Kingdom perspective, protection for Adam was not God’s goal – only death was His plan so that through it, man may come to receive true life, eternal life. Only through Christ manifesting His supernatural life through man can anyone withstand the schemes of Satan; it isn’t attainable by simply memorizing Scripture and using will power. Only God can do what God can do. In dying to self or in other words, accepting as fact that the flesh was crucified with Christ a long time ago and it is already dead, we would be free of the flesh allowing only God’s will to manifest in the earth. God freely exerts His power that we may withstand Satan’s fiery darts just as did Jesus.

God is Sovereign and His plan is always perfect. He knew that man could not bear the temptation (whiles) of Satan and that the temptation would kill Adam and his kind. God’s knew that He could only have a perfect man if the man were God Himself; God in the flesh. In essence, Adam was a canister that was full of self and sin. Through The Fall, God was able to empty the canister to then come and fill it with Holy Spirit. Man cannot resist Satan, but once we are empowered by Holy Spirit, we are able because He who is in us is more than able and already accomplished resistance to every temptation. Holy Spirit does the resisting through us. Through Christ, all things are possible.

 

We’ll pick up here next week as we continue with “The Root of the Problem.” 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 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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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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