BY: LINDA KEITH
SEPTEMBER 3, 2005
We are under such childish beliefs. We either thank God for everything, or we blame Him for everything. We blame Him and claim punishment for everything that happens, that is not pleasing to us. When we receive something that is pleasing to us, we thank God for a blessing. We need to wake up AND CHANGE!! At least our thoughts and beliefs.
It all starts with Genesis.
Gen. 1:27, “So God created man in HIS OWN IMAGE, IN THE IMAGE OF GOD CREATED HE HIM…”
We have all read this scripture, and some say that they are tired of hearing it. And to these, I say, being tired of hearing it, will keep you in all that you are in at the present. Father is revealing all things to us and He does NOT reveal to us, for no reason.
When Father told mankind, Gen 3:2-3, “And the woman said unto the serpent, we may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden; BUT of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, GOD HATH SAID, Ye shall NOT eat of it, neither shall ye TOUCH it, lest ye die.”
Now, let’s think about this a little bit. As we have learned, the woman represents our soul. The part of us that is tempted; works from the emotions; and is SELF-CENTERED. She KNEW not to even give any attention to the tree of good and evil. Up to this point, NO ONE KNEW WHAT EVIL WAS; not Adam, not Eve, not the animals, not the plants, NOTHING that God had created had the slightest idea of what evil was. But, like a little child that sees something that Mom knows isn’t good for him, being told to have nothing to do with that something, just makes the child want it that much more.
Did God know what mankind would do with that tree? Or was a trick played on God? OF COURSE, God knew. I won’t go into that, being a part of His plan, but yes He knew. What I want to look at in this study is US as HIM, and HIM as US. Not the usual teachings of the churches, but, what Father is saying NOW to us. IF I am tired of hearing good intentioned “christians” say, “Oh I can do nothing, even Jesus said that man can do nothing”, then I KNOW that Father is tired of hearing this garbage. It’s time to grow up and put away our little religious toys.
Father is saying, “MATURE, ALLOW ME TO COME FORTH AND BE SEEN.”
You can believe what you will, but, this is the DAY OF THE LORD. And WHO is the LORD? The answer to that is simple. WE ARE THE LORD. Do you think that there is only ONE LORD? Why was Jesus called, “The Lord of LORDS‘, plural. We are ONE BODY but many make up that ONE BODY. (Rom 12:4, Eph 4:12, Col 1:18,)
When we see someone do something that we think is not right, what is the first thing that enters our mind? EVIL. And that’s where our focus stays each time we think of that person. When hurricanes and tornados happen, what is the first thought that enters the mind, especially the mind of christians? PUNISHMENT FROM GOD. These are CHILDISH THOUGHTS!
Since the hurrican, Katrina, happened I have been getting a lot of mail. A lot of it is saying, “all this happened because New Orleans is so evil and wicked”. How STUPID!! Is not any of God’s people there? Aren’t there children there who hasn’t even started their lives yet? I am going to be very blunt and straight up with you, because I think it is time that we hear the truth. These things happen, not because of punishment, or evilness or wickedness, it happens because WE, WE WHO ARE IN GOD’S IMAGE sit and do NOTHING! You say, “Well what can I possibly do?” What did Father tell us to do?
Gen 1:27, “And God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; MALE AND FEMALE created he them.”
Now, this is simply saying that God created us as Spirit and Soul. Remember what the soul is.
Gen 1:28, “And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply and replenish the earth, AND SUBDUE IT; AND HAVE DOMINION over…”
Gen 2:19-20, “And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to SEE WHAT HE WOULD CALL THEM AND WHATSOEVER ADAM CALLED EVERY LIVING CREATURE, THAT WAS THE NAME THEREOF.”
Let’s look at what this word “dominion” means: to tread down, is subjugate. To crumble off; come to make to have dominion, prevail against, reign, to rule over. The word “subjugate” means, to compel to submit, conquer, to enslave.
When God allowed Adam to NAME the animals, He allowed Adam to call forth a NATURE in each animal. That’s what name means. If you notice in Gen 4, when Eve named her children, it tells us what she CALLED them and what the name meant. EX; Cain=a man from the Lord. Able=a feeder. Look up the names of the children of Abraham and look at what their names meant. The meaning of the name is the nature that that one produce.
What I am saying here, is this; Adam was mankind. Each of US have the power and authority to give NATURES to things. REMEMBER we ARE in God’s image. ALL that He is is within us. We ARE HIS LIFE on earth.(and every place else). But religiousity has taught us differently. To the point that we feel as though we are stealing God’s glory or blaspheming Him. The EXACT OPPOSITE from the TRUTH! WE ARE WHAT WE WERE CREATED. Do you want to see what you really are? Read everything that we are told that God is. That’s what you are. But, let’s get on with this.
God gave MANKIND the WISDOM to know His WILL, to KNOW His THOUGHTS, and the ability to stop all HARM, and the POWER to use all that He brought into us. Do you think that God is going to show up when a hurricane comes and step out and say, “STOP!! In My name?” I am sorry to burst any bubbles, but, He is NOT going to do that. Why? Because He created US TO DO IT!! I won’t mention any names, but, there is a lady, who has a sister that lives in an area where hurricanes are a common happening EVERY YEAR. This lady, SPEAKS TO EACH HURRICANE that happens in the area where her sister live. She COMMANDS no harm to be done to her sister, OR her sister’s home. IF you could see the harm done to the homes in that area it would amaze you. ALL the roofs in that area was destroyed and had to be replaced… ALL EXCEPT HER SISTER’S HOUSE!! The sister is in the midst of a subdivision, houses on every side of her, and yet, her house has NEVER been touched by the hurricanes!! DOMINION!! She took dominion and spoke it into being.
You say, “Well why won’t God stop the killing of thousands of people, in these disasters?” Why? Because HE IS WAITING FOR US TO STOP IT!! You see, He has told us that HE HAS FINISHED HIS WORK!! (Gen 2:2, John 17:4). He is NOT going to do anything else!! This is TRUTH!! HE is saying “WHY AREN”T MY PEOPLE USING WHAT I GAVE THEM AND STOP ALL THE KILLING? And I ask the same thing. Why aren’t we? We have been like rich people, who sit around and command everyone else to do what they want done. But, I’ll tell you something, it is coming to and end FOR SOME! Some will take dominion of the hurricane headed for Japan, let’s watch it.
I received an email that quoted the scripture, “God rains on the just and the unjust”. Let’s consider this verse.
Now, we are told in Prov 22:20 “Have not I written to thee EXCELLENT things in counsels and KNOWLEDGE, that I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that are sent unto thee?”
This word “excellent” means; three realm, 3 levels of understanding and teaching. So EVERY word in the Written Word, has at least 3 levels or realms of understanding behind it. Now, knowing this, let’s look at the “raining on the just and unjust.”
Mt 5:44-45, “But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven; for he maketh his sum to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.”
Now, the first thing we HAVE to realize is that at the time that Jesus spoke these words, HE WAS STILL UNDER THE LAW. He HAD NOT FULFILLED THE LAW YET!! This was still Old Testament. The New Testament does not begin UNTIL after Jesus’ death and resurrection. So, at this time, there was STILL the “just” and the “unjust”. You will see this in Chapter 8.
Mt 8:4, “And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man; but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and OFFER THE GIFT THAT MOSES COMMANDED, FOR A TESTIMONY UNTO THEM.”
Now, once Jesus died and resurrected, we are told in Gal 5:3-4, that if we TRY to live under the law (OT) that we fall from the grace of God. But here, Jesus is telling the leper to go and give a sacrifice, if you will, unto the priests of the temple. This shows us that the time Jesus spoke about the “just and the unjust”, it was STILL the time of being under the Law of Moses.
At that time there were STILL people who God saw as unjust. Why? Because Jesus had not died and the Holy Spirit of God had NOT entered into all. But, look at Rom 6. This is AFTER Jesus died and resurrected.
Rom 6: 3-7, “Know ye not, that so many of us as are baptized INTO Jesus Christ are baptized INTO his death? Therefore WE are buried with him by baptism into death; that like as Christ was raised up form the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likness of HIS RESSURECTION. KNOWING THIS, THAT OUR OLD MAN IS CRUCIFIED WITH HIM, tht the body of sin might be DESTROYED, that HENCEFORTH we should not serve sin. For he that is dead is freed from sin.”
This word “freed from sin” means, JUSTIFIED! And not only this, but look at 2Cor 5:17.
2Cor 5:17, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away; behold, ALL THINGS ARE BECOME NEW.”
Now, we see in Romans that we are JUSTIFIED, by the death and resurrection of Jesus. In 2Corinthians, we see that ALL THINGS ARE BECOME NEW! So, this shows that the “just and unjust” thing is past. At one time, it worked. It WAS true, but, not since our RESURRECTION with Jesus! God is no respecter of persons, how could He think one is just and one is unjust, when both were washed in the blood of His Son? So, what about the sun rising on us, and the rain falling on us?
You see, When Father created His plan; HE placed laws in that plan. I don’t mean the laws of Moses. In nature, there are laws that happen whether you are man, woman, animal, big, little, whatever. They were set in motion and continue to work. For instance, if it is raining, and you go outside, your new “do” is gong to get wet. If you see it is lightning, and you just want to see if it will strike you, then you are asking for what lightning does, strikes people. It is a law of nature.
I don’t know the “how” of how hurricanes or tornados come into being. But, I know it has something to do with when moisture meets something, it produces a small hurricane and it can grow into a monster, such as Katreina. This IS A LAW OF NATURE! Now, when the monster comes into being, what can be done to stop the horror of destruction and killing of people?
In the natural, plans can be made… Which was not done in the case of New Orleans and Katrina. When some things were mentioned in a meeting, some years ago, no one would listen to the man who IF they had listened to him, things would be VERY different today, in New Orleans. This is in the natural. In the man can do nothing. But WE ARE SPIRIT not MAN! WE ARE STILL IN THE IMAGE OD OUR FATHER! SPIRIT. We are a Spirit Being that lives in a flesh body.
This body is just a vehicle to get around in. It IS NOT US; the Spirit living within it is us.
Being the Spirit, that we are created from, we can do ALL things, because we ARE ONE WITH FATHER. Whether we know it or not, doesn’t change that fact, the only things it changes is the manifestation of Him or the not manifesting of Him through us. If you never do anything, go to Father and ask Him to show you that you are what He created you as. It is just that most are seeing themselves through natural eyes and what the carnal mind is telling you. Remember, ONLY the Spirit can give you understanding of this, because the carnal mind cannot understand the things of the Spirit. (1Cor 2:14.)
Now knowing that we HAVE, past tense, received ALL of what Father is and has, (Col 2:9-10, John 1:16) what is stopping us from doing what is His will. Is it His will for thousands to die in a hurricane? No, it isn’t. BUT, HIS WORK IS FINISHED, He is resting from His Work (Gen 2:2) and NOW it’s up to us to do the taking dominion of. You see, when we do it, it is really HIM who is doing it through us, because He is living His life through us. WE MUST KNOW AND BELIEVE what He has told and shown us. We’ve sat on our butts long enough. Either we start taking dominion of these things or we sit and watch more die!! This isn’t a fairy tale, this is TRUTH, Father’s TRUTH!! It must get into your heavens (mind) and produce what He wants US to produce.
WE can save babies from abuse. We can stop death in hurricanes. We can do ALL things, by knowing who we are and doing what is in His will. His will is LIFE, not death. He went so far as to annul our covenant with death (IS 28:15-18, PS 102:18-20), what more can He do? He is waiting on US to walk into what He is!!
The disciples did not know it all. That is why we are told that “they without us cannot come into perfection”. (Heb 11:40). Folks are waiting for us, those in the invisible realm. We have a responsibility, not only in this earthen realm, but in the invisible realm, that some call “heaven”. Wake up folks, the life you save may be someone you love.
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