THE HOUSE that GOD BUILT
VOLUME 1 – THE CELL
BY: ROBERT D. TORANGO
Ezek. 43:10… Thou son of man, shew the house to the house of Israel, that they may be ashamed of their iniquities: and let them measure the pattern. (KJV)
Heb. 8:5…See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount. (KJV)
PsA. 139:13-18…13] For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. 14] I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. 15] My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. 16] Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. 17] How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! 18] If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee. (KJV)
This, the second study of our series on “The House That God Built” will deal with the foundation of our human tabernacle. As we stated in our previous lesson, we will be studying the True Tabernacle in the same fashion as the Levitical priesthood constructed the tabernacle in the wilderness, from the holiest of all outward. First, though, we want to give you some basic knowledge concerning the structure and function of the cell and equip you with scientific terms and basic principles of cellular life.
The cell is the most basic unit of life on the planet. Life can be interpreted as the ability to reproduce, grow, and respond to one’s environment and the cell is the smallest unit of molecules to do so. This statement is known as “The Cell Doctrine.” How about that? Science even stole one of our religious terms to describe this phenomena. The Cell Doctrine is essentially the law of all life. Remember, we are not talking of existence, or merely having mass or motion, but we are talking about LIFE. In an attempt to label the message that we have been preaching in this day of present truth many have taken to calling this message the “Life Message.” I don’t have anything bad to say about this, since I myself have used this phrase often. How many times have we all been found in a state of exasperation trying to find the right handle for what we believe and see in God? But if we are to continue to use the phrase “Life Message” in our speech then I do feel we need a greater revelation of what constitutes LIFE and then start to LIVE the message and not just preach it.
When something is said to have LIFE it should be expected to be able to do all of the things I just stated, and more. First, it must be able to reproduce itself. All cells reproduce in some fashion, some slowly and in small increments, others quickly and prolifically. This same pattern is seen in the spirit. Notice the wonderful terminology in John’s writing.
John 1:1… In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (KJV)
Look, and think about what he is saying. First there was the Word and then there was a Word WITH God but still God. Since GOD was before all other things, the Word had to come out from God and live WITH God and have the same exact pattern AS God. This is why the earth and all of its life-forms are so interesting, because they are extensions of God, since they are His creation. When we say that all living things reproduce, we are simply stating a fact that was true in our Creator long before He designed it in His creation. God put a little of Himself into everything He created. Such is the Law of the House. Life begets life. Logos begets Logos, spirit begets spirit, cells beget more cells. As you may know, God is light and light moves at the speed of 186,282.3976 statute miles per SECOND. I don’t know about you, but it just boggles my mind to think of the universe expanding close to 200,000 miles per second! But this is a scientific fact, and as such it can be used as a means for us to fully appreciate the scriptures when they tell us that God “filleth all things with Himself.”
From the microscopic to the astronomic His glory is seen in wondrous details that exalt His greatness. Needless to say, God fits the scientific standard for “LIFE.” His very nature is to reproduce Himself constantly and in such prodigious amounts that we cannot appreciate His reproductive skills by reason of our finite minds. What a mighty God we serve!
Biology is the study of life. It involves itself with all the various forms and levels of life such as we know it on our planet. I imagine that if I wasn’t called to the ministry I would have somehow found myself involved in the science of Biology. I love life, whether it is in complex forms or simple forms, life is an amazing miracle to me. I remember a lesson that God gave to me in my youth, when I was newly saved at the age of 15. I was sitting in the back of the Pentecostal church I was saved in, which was strange in itself, since I was always in the front row of the church, hoping to literally act as a sponge and soak everything in that was taking place during the service. I was truly in love with Jesus, and am thrilled to say that I still am.
I must have gotten to service late for some reason and had taken a seat in the back row, when, during a quiet time of the service I looked down on my arm and there, crawling slowly and aimlessly was a tiny ant. Normally, I would have either unceremoniously squashed the little guy or taken my finger and snapped him off my arm flying through the air with the greatest of ease, but I didn’t have a desire to do either one. Instead, I just let him crawl merrily along. Suddenly, I found myself fascinated with this little creature! What particularly engrossed me was my decision to allow him to live. I was made vividly aware of my power to end his existence as I had done to so many of his kind in the days of my ant destroying missions outside of my house when I was a child, and yet, for some reason, I felt mercy in my heart. Then, quietly, and at the same time deafeningly loud, I heard the voice of the Father in my soul and He told me that in the strength of my own existence I was no more consequential than that ant, and my life could be snuffed out with a snap of His finger, but because of His love for me, this little thing called man, crawling along on this little planet earth had become heir of all of His riches, and the mercies of God were mine. Oh, folks, I had a time in the back pew that night. Me and my little ant became the best of friends. My, how I felt love for him (or maybe her, who knows?) That little ant was me and I was God and I wasn’t about to let any harm come to him! He had a terrific time, or at least he acted like he did, and when the service was over I carried him outside and put him down on the ground and shed tears over him for being used of the Lord to teach me such a valuable lesson. Today, I can say with all of my heart, I LOVE LIFE.
So, we see that in order to be characterized as a cell, the basic unit of life, you have to be able to reproduce, or regenerate yourself. This ability to reproduce will take up a sizable portion of our study on the cell. Another law of the Cell Doctrine is that you must be able to respond to stimuli from your environment. In other words, you have to be able to show an awareness of your surroundings and to be able to change to survive the changes of things around you. The Babylonian church system fails on all accounts on this one. They, in fact, could be termed “brain dead.” That term simply means, you have reached a point where you can no longer receive information from outside of you and you can no longer assimilate responses to stimuli upon you. The church has been catatonic since around the 5th century. Jesus never intended His church to become entrenched in dogma and tradition. His church was meant to be dynamic and productive, a LIVING organism in the earth displaying the vivifying life of God to all. The church was meant to be a hotbed of revelation and regeneration of God-stuff. Instead, the Babylonian church, the false, evil sister of Jerusalem, has become a bastion for carnality and base thinking steeped in ritualistic witchcraft and idolatry. Most of them wouldn’t know God if He came up and introduced Himself. Their storybook doctrines and “over yonder” visionary preaching has left them in a state of perpetual coma. The church is in trouble, and if they were a person in the real world, they would be hauled into the emergency room and some doctor would be putting electric shock pads on her heart trying to bring her back to life. She is existing solely on a support system, provided to her by the spirit of the great whore system of religion, and has not had an original thought or revelation in so long that if God ever spoke out loud in one of her pulpits the congregation would keel over dead. Sorry. You shouldn’t have gotten me started! Ha.
The fact is, the elect of God, the first of the first fruits of His nature, are going to bring healing and restoration to the church, in a visitation such as the church has never seen in all of her history. But first, before we get our eyes all glossed over with ecstasy at the thought of “the manifestation of the sons of God” let me clue you in. You are not ready yet. I know many of you want to think you are, and many will probably mark these words off as nonsense, but believe me, if you tried to manifest yourself to the church world right now you would be like the disciples that tried to cast the devil out of a man and were told, “Jesus I know, and Paul I know, but who are you?.” They were then stripped of their clothes and made to flee out into the streets naked and wounded. Acts 19:15, 16
The truth of the matter is that I have seen this happen more times than you would want to know about. So many times Charlotte and I have had friends in the ministry tell us that they were ready to take this message to the big-time churches. Boy, they were going to go in and clean house. Just stand back and watch them perform their little revelatory stand-up act and watch the church just grovel at their feet lapping up this word. So many have thought they were ready, fully matured, fully equipped, and each time I have watched them stripped of their spiritual covering, made naked and exposed by lust for power and the approval of important men. The saddest part of it is, they don’t even know they are naked. They are as the king that didn’t know he was naked because all of his servants were afraid to tell him his new clothes weren’t real. What we need more than anything else in this day is friends who will tell us we are naked, not servants of our ministries that will lie to us just to keep from having to tell us we were wrong. So, my friend, when I say you are not ready, I am not saying it with malice or to hurt you, I am just telling you the truth, with hopes that the truth will set you free from your egotistical desire to be THE ONE that frees creation, and the imminent consequence of being stripped of your pride and self serving arrogance.
What is true in the Doctrine of the Cell is also true in the Body of Christ. Individual cells have a short life-span. As a general rule, the more simple the cellular structure of an organism, the shorter the life, the more complex the cellular structure, the longer the life span. The amoeba, a single-celled protozoan, is a wondrous piece of creativity, but compared to more complex forms of life it has a pretty dull existence. Its whole life is wrapped up in eating, moving around, eating again, moving around, eating again, and so on. It has life, but it doesn’t HAVE a life, if you know what I mean! Hmm, by that description I think I know a few amoebas in this body. All they want to do is get another blessing, then go to another meeting to hear the latest, exciting preacher, and get another goose bump or two, then go to another meeting and get a prophecy, and so on. GET A LIFE! Get a relationship with the Body of Christ! Start giving instead of getting. It is time that we start to use what we have already received before we go get something else. If we were to ask God to perform just half the word that we have already received, we would be translated, transformed, transfigured, and transported to another dimension of existence. Instead, the Lord, in infinite love and patience, continues to reassure us with word after word of repetition, those things that He has already told us thousands of times over. Again, you are not ready yet.
We are still too simple, too one dimensional. We need to be reformed by God and introduced to the universal message of His grace. The complexity that I am talking about is not the art of talking so that no one understands you. Dale Davis used to tell me about a man that always got up in the pulpit and said, “The Lord has told me some deep and mighty things and I would love to share them with you but I don’t think you could bear them..” Finally, after a number of times of saying this, Dale stood to his feet and cried, “Aw come on brother, try us out and see if we can’t!.” Most people that act deep and complex are shallow and not real. Complexity isn’t using words that no one else ever heard before, or preaching outlandish fairytales, it is seeing the whole picture, the Plan of the Ages, from inception to completion, now that’s complex. The church is living an existence based on a simplistic message, which is, “try to get to heaven.” If that is all you are interested in, then you are not ready for what I’m preaching. That mentality is on the low end of the food chain. That is a survival mentality, eat or be eaten, do right or go to hell. The complexity of this message is not in man’s wisdom or in eloquent speeches and flowery oratory. It isn’t in words at all. Words are just a vehicle to get us into the LIFE of the message. The message is only a vehicle to get us to the reality of who the message is about. If you haven’t gotten beyond going to church just to hear a good message, you may be too simple for this great Day of God Almighty.
The complexity of this message is unveiled in the reality of The Corporate Man. The complexity that I am talking about is not in word, it has to do with the scope of your relationship and involvement with the rest of the cells in the Body of Christ. You must be living a corporate life, with a corporate mentality. The cell itself is our “pattern” for a corporate body. What we are in the whole is a reflection of what we are in the individual. If we are sick, we are sick on the cellular level first, then it shows up later in the body as a whole. If we are healed, we are healed first in our cells, then in our organs and systems. Many individuals cannot wait to get connected to a large body of believers before they start living the corporate life. The truth is, we must learn the corporate life while in our homes, alone, yet inexorably connected to the Body through the spirit of Christ. When living the corporate life we are not standing off to the side, an onlooker of the things happening in the body, but we become sensitive to the condition of the other cells. We laugh when they laugh, we cry when they cry, when they hurt, we hurt, when they dance we dance. It is a joining of the highest dimension, the express image of the “oneness” that Jesus spoke of, not a singleness, but a wholeness, a sum of all the parts.
Our dear friend, Jesse Brooks of Pennsylvania, often mentions a tremendous truth of what the thief asked of Jesus when he asked Him to “remember me when you come into your kingdom.” In the Aramaic the word used as “remember” by King James means “re-member me” or, put me back together again! Oh Lord, put us back together again! Link us to all of our parts and make us WHOLLY yours. That is the cellular, corporate life. We are being processed individually, but our lives are hid in the Christ in each other. We are linked together like a chain, each link inside the other link, not held together by a weld gluing us side by side, but on a higher, more complex relationship, each link depending on the strength of the other, the whole only as strong as its weakest link. That is a stumbling block to so many individuals in the Body. They are as Cain, asking, “Am I my brothers keeper?.” If you have to ask, the answer is already given.
In the corporate life, we are the keeper of our brothers gates. Our life is only as good as our fellow kinsman’s life. Oh, how that grates against our ego-driven nature. “I don’t want to be linked to them. They are too slow, too sick, too tried, too ugly for me. I want to go on my own and run by myself.” This is the cry of the individual. They wouldn’t dream of stopping for anyone else along the way, let alone picking them up and carrying them until they can walk under their own strength. Too many of us feel this way, a sense of shame and disgrace because of the afflicted in our midst. We want bright, shining faces, perfect bodies, a people that look as good as they sound. If this is how you feel, then you are not ready for what I’m talking about. You need to go back to the potter’s wheel and get your priorities adjusted. Who will be the keepers of the weak? Who will keep the watch on the walls when everyone else has fallen asleep? Who will sound the alarm in the holy mountain of the Lord? Those who esteem others before themselves. Those that care not for reputation or fame. Those that leave the ninety and nine and seek out the one lost lamb. Re-member us Lord, put us back together again.
This kind of selflessness is not accomplished in one bright flash of glory. It is something that takes a little bit of sweat and tears, a little testing and trying, a little humiliation and loss of pride at the hands of the Lord. You have to do a little soul-searching, getting a flashlight and going into the cellar of your being and find out what is really down there in the dark corners of your heart. Take care. Things are moving around down there that slither and flitter. Anyone can dress a house up real nice on the outside, but start rummaging around in the basement and you will find that every house has its scary rooms. Are we ready for this Day? Are you sure you are ready for God to walk down the basement stairs of your house and bring out into the open every thing you have stored up and locked up down there? Some people clean house by hiding dirt instead of getting it out. It certainly is easier that way. Just throw it down stairs, out of sight, out of mind. Uh Uh. Not in this Day you won’t. The people of this Day have to do it the old-fashioned way. Fullers soap and refiners fire.
Come on, get your buckets and follow me, we’re going into the lair of the house, where dark things reign, where the past still haunts the recesses of our house, old scars, old wounds, things we closed the door on during the day, but at night they always come creeping back upstairs, stealing our joy, robbing us of our victory, tormenting us with their whispers of guilt and shame over things that the Lord has put behind us, reminding us of our unworthiness, making us labor in our flesh trying to prove to them that we can be worthy of God’s salvation. They run through our minds like rats, keeping us awake at night, afraid of the dark, afraid of tomorrow, afraid that maybe God doesn’t love us as much as the scriptures declare, afraid that God doesn’t really know how bad we have been and that He won’t be able to save us. Come on! Let’s clean our house from all of this evil lurking inside of our being. We have to get ready for the Day that is upon us. We have to be transparent, clear as crystal, a window to God’s glory that lies within. We are going to outshine the sun, sing a song that the angels can’t sing, dance the dance of the ages, declare to all the ages, both past and future, that we and our God are one. Get ready! You can’t just keep thinking about it, you have to start doing it.
The cell is our pattern, just as Jesus was the Pattern Son. The word “pattern” is one of our “KEY” words in this study. The only thing in existence today that did not come from a pattern is God Himself. He had no beginning, and He has no end. He IS, period. Everything else that came out of Him was made either as a pattern or out of a pattern.
When thinking upon a title for this study, I wanted to emphasize the word “BUILT.” This is not a study of the house that God “zapped” into existence. The scriptural account in Genesis, when dealing with the creation of mankind, or Adam–kind, tells us of a most intimate, and, in my opinion, lengthy FORMING of this earthly body. I do not want to get too far into some of the other debatable mysteries of the genesis, or beginnings, of the heavens and earth as described in the first 3 chapters. I do, however, want you to be aware of the need for our complete openness to truth, no matter if that truth is what we have believed in days past or if it challenges our belief. We must be prepared to accept truth as it is and not as we have thought it to be. One of the most precious characteristics of this people that we have joined ourselves to, the world over, is their willingness to change. As truth continues to rise to meet us out of the murkiness of our understanding, we must be able to adjust our vision with the reality that presents itself.
To stand in the face of further truth and declare it to be a falsehood on the grounds that it is not the same truth we have known yesterday is raw stupidity. It is a given concept that truth has been veiled by God over the span of the ages to protect it from a premature display of the fullness of its treasures, God having set in Himself a predestined time of unveiling for the whole counsel of His will, much like the bride is veiled before the wedding ceremony in a symbol of hiding her full beauty from others by reason of reserving that glorious moment of radiance for the eyes of her beloved husband. This can be a rather tricky concept though. I try to counsel anyone that approaches me about marriage that they have to know each others faults as well as each others virtues and then make up their minds that this is the person they want to be with. In a statement of stark frankness, what they see at the altar when the veil is taken off is a beauty that will be as good as it will ever get for the rest of their marriage. The following morning will be a dramatic jolt back to reality. If the husband that looked so lovingly into the eyes of his bride on his wedding day isn’t prepared for the “further unveiling,” or the removal of all the painstaking measures taken to cover the “faults” of the bride, then he will constantly be searching for a myth, the woman he saw on his wedding day, unless the poor lady is going to go through her wedding day preparations each day of their married life. Such is the process of being married to the Truth. As each layer of veil gets taken off, we ask ourselves if this is the same Truth that we met when we first came to God. At the beginning it was “Good Morning Lord!!” and now its “Good Lord!! Morning?” What a difference the Day makes!
Keeping in mind that there are many views concerning the first creation of man in Gen. 1:25-30 and the second account of the forming Adam out of the dust of the earth in Gen. 2:7, I do want to make some brief comments on them. It is interesting to note that in the first account of Gen 1:25, 26 the words describing the actual act of making this man is “make” and “create.” The Elohim of God is called upon to “make” this man. The following definition from Strong’s Concordance is for the word, “make.”
6213 `asah (aw-saw’); a primitive root; to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application
The following definition from Strong’s Concordance is for the word, “create.”
1254 bara’ (baw-raw’); a primitive root; (absolutely) to create; (qualified) to cut down (a wood), select, feed (as formative processes): -choose, create (creator), cut down, dispatch, do, make (fat).
It is clearly a process that is void of the personal, hands-on process that is stated in the later account of Chapter 2. Some have preached that this creation, in chapter 1, is the “light beings” of pre-adamic sons of God. I don’t know about that. It sounds great at first, but then the scriptures declare that we were with Him before the foundations of the earth.
Prov. 8:22-31…22] The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old. 23] I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was. 24] When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water. 25] Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth: 26] While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world. 27] When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth: 28] When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep: 29] When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth: 30] Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him; 31] Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men. (KJV)
Glorious, is it not? If this is true, then why would we have to be created again? My own opinion concerning this account is just that. An opinion. I believe this account to be a pre-adamic creation but one that is lower in stature than Adam, not higher. Notice that all of their inheritance is on the earth plane. They are given authority over all the other beasts and are able to multiply and replenish the earth with their own kind. None of this is the type of commission that we are looking for. Another disturbing element of this creation is that they are created no differently than anything else in the seven days of creation. The only difference is when the scripture states, “Let us make them in our image, AFTER our likeness” not IN our likeness as it is so often misquoted. This is nothing new from the rest of the natural world. It is all made in the image of God and is made AFTER His likeness, or, in a similitude of Him. If I were hard pressed on this matter, I am inclined to put this creation in the realm of pre-historic man. As you may know, there are skeletons of mankind that suggest a physiological evolution of humans, from about 4 million years ago, beginning with the genus, Homo habilis and then the emergence of Homo erectus about 1.6 million years ago, and then Neanderthal Man between 400.000 to 250,000 years ago, and then the modern Homo sapien estimated at about 35,000 years ago. What do we do with such evidence of scientific dating? I hope you are able to look at this material and ask yourself some questions and ponder these things. NOTICE! I am just pondering, not stipulating! I want you to be able to ponder during this study, ask questions, don’t be afraid to say “Why?” and “Why Not?.” This is called reasoning, looking at things in a different manner and hopefully coming to a conclusion through a process of reasonable elimination. I am afraid that the roots of the church system are still in many of us, even in this word of the Kingdom, to the point that we still forbid anyone bringing up certain subjects. This has been true with the sacred cows of “rapture” and “eternal damnation,” but now we should go beyond that into some of these “hard questions” that the church world solves in their usual simplistic, out of sight, out of mind, manner. I heard a very well known TV preacher, who is a leader of the Moral Majority, state on national TV that the reason the scientists have found dinosaur bones and pre-historic skeletons of man is because God made the earth between 10,000 to 8,000 years ago and made it old, with dinosaur bones and fossils already place in it so that He could fool the scientific world! Please, God, give us grace. This is how the modern church explains away facts that disrupt their pet doctrines and we must not let it happen to us.
The reason I am covering this particular point is to try to get you ready for coming to terms with the “theory” of evolution. We might as well cover it now and get it out of the way. Science and religion have fought over this theory ever since Darwin wrote the book, “Origin of Species” in 1859 and the less famous book, “The Descent Of Man” in 1871. The 19th century church had to search their most basic tenants of belief all over again when the case was made by Darwin that life evolved by reason of mutation in the face of changing conditions in our environment and that the species that have remained have done so by reason of “Natural Selection.” This means that throughout the history of the world, the different species of this planet have faced times of crisis, such as lack of food or water supply, temperature extremes, migration travels, etc. Darwin noted that the different species went through a struggle for survival at these times and the weak would die off and the strong would live. As a result, the species tended to pass along the strongest and most adaptable parts of their inheritance along to the next generation. I personally do not find anything wrong with this theory so far. NOTE!! I DO NOT THINK WE CAME FROM APES! I do, however, think you have to face up to the fact that there are mutations in the natural world that allow certain species to adapt to their surroundings. I would even go a little further and say that I believe the Bible when it says that we are all of “one blood.” Skin variations among humans are only mutations in skin pigment brought on by climate differences on the planet. Dark skin for hot, dry lands and lighter skin for colder, less sunny climates. To look upon someone with a different color of skin pigmentation or different physical features that obviously were developed as a protection and adaptation to the region of their heritage with any degree of inferiority is to be totally ignorant of the natural course of the world and particularly shows an extreme ignorance of God’s purpose in designing this temporal house of clay.
One of the most basic principles of the New Testament is that God is not interested in our race. Our fleshly heritage has no rank in the kingdom of God. I have known some very wonderful folks in the past that have lined themselves up on opposite sides of this idea of “grace by race.” On one side you have those that believe that “white” is the chosen race. These poor, deceived people think that blue eyes are a sign of being a child of the Lost Tribe of Israel. Somehow, they have convinced themselves that God looks on the pigmentation of skin and the eye to see if you qualify for a True Israelite. I am sorry, but this is hogwash. You are not ready for this Day if this is what you believe. Neither are you ready if you think that God is more interested in you if you are a circumcised Jew. God doesn’t recognize a “chosen race,” He only recognizes “Chosen People,” of all colors and ethnic backgrounds. The only thing that matters in this Day is A NEW CREATURE. Circumcision or uncircumcision , Greek or Jew, Pollack or Mexican, Native American Indian or African, white or black, light or dark, male or female, fat or skinny, ugly or beautiful, rich or poor, nobility or mongrel, none of these natural, earthly attributes will honor you or dishonor you in the eyes of the Lord. The test remains the same, YOU MUST BE BORN FROM THOSE THINGS THAT ARE ABOVE!!
This is why I don’t understand the rage that the church shows against such a theory as evolution. Of course things evolve! Our whole message is one of going through a series of changes and evolving into that which we know not what. If you don’t like the word EVOLUTION, then put an R in front of it and call it REVOLUTION. We are making a mountain out of a mole hill when we follow the Babylonian church into its war against science. The field of Science is a very sterile, clinical, unemotional study of proofs and facts. It is not interested in proving OR disproving God. If it proves there is a God, then it will do it by accident, not by some religious notion. If the field of science seems to be “anti-God” at times it is only because it is functioning in a realm of non-spiritual observations. Science has looked for God, but it has not found Him, so they operate in a vacuum of “Non-God” laws and theories. Notice, there is a difference in Anti-God and Non-God. Mixed in the ranks of the “pure scientists” are those on both sides of the room, Christian scientists and Atheistic scientists. My dictionary lists the following definition for science.
1. a. The observation, identification, description, experimental investigation, and theoretical explanation of phenomena.
This is exactly what Charles Darwin was doing when he wrote “The Origin Of Species.” He was being a scientist, pure and simple. Now, let me take the knowledge of Darwin’s observations and let me put them in to a proper Kingdom principal. I do agree that things evolve, but I don’t believe they evolve randomly. I believe that God is the designer of every creature and species of creature and in that design is a final shape and form that He has purposed. In this sense, I believe in a limited process of evolution, not an endless evolvement into an unrecognizable and useless mutant, but mutation with destination. Surely, I am not the same man I was yesterday, and neither are you. We are constantly adjusting to the Day of the Lord. Now, this is where we can put the R in front of EVOLUTION and have a biblical foundation for it. REVOLUTION is what our journey is all about, a returning, or revolvement, into that which we were BEFORE the foundations of the world, and here is the best part, becoming BETTER than what we were before our journey began! Glory! This “new” thing that God is doing is not done separate from what has already been. We evolve out of the past. Former things are not DESTROYED when the new life begins, but the former things are SWALLOWED UP into newness of life. The old BECOMES the new!
Eccl 1:9-10…9] The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. 10] Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us. (KJV)
There is no waste in the economy of God. Old things pass away from sight and are swallowed up into the new things, no longer seen, but still here. We must be mindful of this fact, that the new things would not be complete without the ingestion of the old. The process of life is one of birth, life, death, new life. The “new life” would not be possible without the “old life.” The scriptures tell us that the former things should not be “remembered” because we must live now for the things that are new. Revolution is a cyclic journey back to where we started, but it is not a backward journey! We get BACK to where we were by going FORWARD! That is the paradox. He is the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End, the Alpha and Omega, His very nature is one of Revolvement and Revolution.
The changes that we experience to our being through the journey of Revolution is what makes us better than what we were when we started our journey. These changes are made possible by the eventual release of hidden components of our being through the odyssey of life. These components are released in much the same way as chemical components are released in nature and compounds are formed. Remember, there are only 110 known pure elements in the word today. Out of these 110 elements an untold number of compounds can be created by combining elements together to form a “new thing,” such as plastic, soap, solvents, rubber, and so on. Many of the things we use in our everyday life are only available because of someone combining elements together to create a forming of a new compound. Here, then, is the correct way of looking at the words, CREATE and FORM in Genesis. The act of CREATING did not stop at the seventh day. Man has been creating new inventions since ancient days, starting with the wheel and continuing to amaze us today with laser surgery and the Hubble Telescope. But, God is the only one that can CREATE SOMETHING FROM NOTHING! Man can do his creative thing only by having something to work with. God works with Himself, whereas all things have come forth out of Him and consist by Him.
I believe we would be safe to say that the NEW MAN that is spoken of in the scriptures is indeed a COMPOUND MAN, or if you so please, a CORPORATE MAN. When God has finished His master work of architecture and He has built the house that He alone could design, there will be standing in the earth and in the heavens a “new thing,” never seen before in all eternity. All heaven will be in wonder of this God-Man, compounded with substances of both heaven and earth, natural and spiritual, corruptible and incorruptible. In fact, what makes this “new man” so incredibly wondrous is that he retains his corruption! Remember, the terms of “destroy” and “swallowed up” in the scriptures do not mean annihilation. There is no true annihilation in God, just as there can be no mistakes in God. Our Heavenly Father has never uttered the expression, OOPS! He makes no mistakes. So, this new COMPOUND MAN must retain all that he was but still, somehow, become holy and acceptable to God.
1 Cor. 15:50-51…50] Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. 51] Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, (KJV)
This, to me, is a plain statement of what must take place before we can be acceptable to God in our final form. Flesh and blood cannot “inherit” the kingdom of God. As our bodies are right now, they cannot enter into His eternal presence and live. No matter how many vitamins or supplements you take, no matter how much you exercise, you will not be able to make your flesh and blood acceptable enough to “inherit” the kingdom of God. You must experience a supernatural change! The key word in all of this is CHANGE, not the words “flesh and blood” or “corruption.” I am what I am by the grace of God. I did not create myself and I cannot change myself. I must “avail” myself to the spirit to do this work of metamorphosis. Even so, let me state again, unequivocally, you will bring all of yourself into the change! Your corruption does not end, it “takes on” incorruption and in the process the “deadliness” of your corruptible self is nullified by the “liveliness” of Jesus Christ.
This can be demonstrated dramatically by a compound that is used by almost all of you every day and is spoken of in a very relevant manner by our Lord Jesus Christ. The compound I am speaking about is ordinary Table Salt. The chemical composition of Table Salt is sodium chloride, or NaCl. It is composed of two “poisons” that, when combined in EQUAL amounts, they cancel out each others deadly properties and they become a compound that is vital to human life. Jesus has this to say about salt.
Matt. 5:13… Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. (KJV)
Jesus, the Master Chemist, is talking in terms of chemistry. How does salt lose its savor? By separating the 2 pure elements, sodium and chlorine, and returning them back to their deadly, poisonous forms. How can Adam be redeemed? By a union with Christ, which will cause our “covenant with death to be disannulled and our agreement with hell to not stand.” If we are the “salt of the earth” then we are a compound of two deadly things, Adam, who is deadly by reason of sin, and God, who is deadly by reason of His holiness. We have two fathers, Adam and God and we must have both in order to become this NEW THING that the scriptures talk about. Heaven has never known such a creature. Corruption cannot inherit incorruption by works of virtue or worthiness. It must be united, or fused, with incorruption, until one cannot be told from the other. I challenge you to take a crystal of salt in your hand and tell me where sodium ends and where chlorine begins. You cannot! Even so, in the final age, when all heaven is gathered together in the Elohim, as they were at the beginning when God knelt down into the dust of the earth and took the earth and combined it with His God-stuff and made man, all heaven will once again witness a “new creation” a “new thing” formed out of corruption and redeemed by an incorruptible love.
Oh my, how rich are the ways of God’s marvelous salvation. Hidden in this body of earth is a pearl of great price and we must buy the whole field in order to have it. Nothing wasted, leaving none out. Nothing lost that can’t be found, nothing so low that God can’t raise it up to His lips and kiss it with His grace.
THE HOUSE that GOD BUILT, Volume 2, Study 2 [Robert D. Torango] 1