The First – Part 2

Before getting to the scene of Man’s astonishing Woman. Something extraordinary came to mind from someone very dear to me that I’d like to share with those who will also appreciate this perception with a touch of mine. In your mind’s eye put yourself at the scene of Adam being sculpted, formed from the soil of the ground into flesh and bone by our Creator, not yet placed in the garden of Eden.


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 [f]being. (Genesis 2)


Can you see this figure of a God Man bent over toward the ground, shaping a Being…that would form His likeness, made in His image? 


27 God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. (Genesis 1)


In this vision imagine the God Man as the pre-incarnate Jesus. The same Jesus that the Apostle John testified about as the Word of God, at the beginning—the beginning of Creation. So the same Jesus that sculpted Adam, is the same Jesus that visited Abraham in the book of Genesis 18, also the same Jesus wrestling with Jacob in Genesis 32:24-32. Now tell me that isn’t awesome!


“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.” (John‬ ‭1:1-5)‬


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The First

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The first Adam (man) is where our origin began, the birth of the Human Race. Where, God—from my perspective—breathed life into the soul of an infant-man-being. Conscious of his existence and relationship to the one Whom provided his beginning, made from the soil of the Earth, conceived as a seed (cell) to be planted—having a Father and Mother invisible to the naked eye, but always around and aware for the necessary care. Everything was seen as good, until…

“…”It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make a helper suitable for him.”” –Book of Genesis 2:18: As Parents would know—the time came for him to {man}age; entrusting the state of what is created to his capable hands, giving him the responsibility of naming things (creatures) not yet determine. All of which did not qualify as suitable for his helper, until…{Woman}!


21 So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; then He took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh at that place. 22 The Lord God [t]fashioned into a woman the rib which He had taken from the man, and brought her to the man. (Genesis)

—Moses


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Oracles of God

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Prayer is a place to go to empty the soul.  Where darkness is not judged by the light; condemned, to Hell.  But is a place to become invisible with God; completely vulnerable, as a child, broken before their parent, trusting it’s going to be okay when reasoning the pain away.  Sometimes the process to mend what was broken…is more painful than when the break itself occurred.  The experience is…  Difficult to bear.  But out of that pain produces character.  Now what of the pain of the Parent/s?  …Having to operate on their broken child screaming and lashing out “IT HURTS” because of the unexpected consequence.  That pain, brings a unique revelation.  God is mending to fix my spiritual brokenness…as my parent.  When I close my eyes to enter the closet of my soul and the darkness of my life closes in around me…  There comes a LIGHT!  That LIGHT reflects the glory of a transformed nature.  A new creation!  The light is operating on me through conviction.  The experience feels like Hell (whatever that place feels like) but just like a child would trust their parent to fix what is broken.  I trust this spiritual process for the sake of my salvation.  Emotions flood the system that produce questions compacted with surrender.  Exclaiming in anguish:  

I DON’T GET IT!!!  I DON’T!!  I DON’T UNDERSTAND!!!  I’M ANGRY!  IM SO ANGRY!!!  IS THIS WHAT LIFE IS!?  WHY WAS I ABUSED!?  WHY WAS I ABANDONED!?  WHY WASN’T I TAUGHT!?  WHY WASN’T THIS EXPLAINED!?  WHERE WAS MY CHOICE!?  MY PROTECTION!? WHAT IS THE POINT!?  I DON’T UNDERSTAND!?  YOU PROMISED!!!  YOU PROMISED!!!  YOU ARE AN ETERNAL GOD AND MY FATHER!  YOU KNEW MY LIFE BEFORE I KNEW MYSELF!  WHAT IS THE REASON FOR THIS PAIN!?  WHAT HAVE I DONE!?  WHAT DID I DO!?  AM I THE DEVIL!?  FORGIVE ME?  PLEASE! WILL YOU FORGIVE ME?  HELP ME!

Ben’s photo so beautifully depicts a difference between the darkness that compliments the light and the darkness on the cabin by the light.  The darkness on the cabin reflect my broken soul.  The light within the cabin is the work of God that has transformed my soul into a spirit that cries out “DAD”!  A evidential condition to every soul claiming Jesus for salvation.  So the experience of our broken lives are not without meaning.  In fact, the meaning for me is this…  Every decision I’ve made right or wrong is consequential.  Coming to the end of myself is the beginning of my existence.  Everything about who I am was nailed to the Only Son of God on His cross.  God is the Heavenly Father of Jesus Christ.  Jesus is the Son of God that bore my sinful flesh to the point of His cross.  Jesus obediently accepted to receive the consequence of my sin that should have killed me to Hell.  But not just killed me…  all the world!  Because none is capable of enduring a consequence of that magnitude other than God Himself in Christ Jesus!

Death is the result of sin but not everyone will die because of their Life received by acknowledging Jesus as their reason of and for salvation.  Because no one will be saved by any other name than His.  And, the only way of truly knowing that, is by conviction through the Holy Spirit that seals our fate.  Faith is the evidence of an invisible God at work in the life of a believer.  The evidence is judged by the fruit of our lives  The Holy Spirit of God is our Eternal Law Informant; letting us know we are dying for a reason; and with that understanding, teaching us how to conduct ourselves as a people saved by grace through faith.  God related to us by sending His only Son for our example to follow what pleases Him as our Father.  He was killed by sin at the beginning.  My God and Father knew it would cost the life of His only innocent Son to redeem a guilty one.

I hope that is making sense.  If not I pray you reason with me by going into a secluded place to pray.  And, before you move the tongue of your mind; address God in the Name of Jesus; then communicate about who you are; what’ been done to you and what you’ve done.  Listen with anticipation for His voice…  I promise, He does answer.

Sooo…  There is a man I know who reasoned with God for an example.  He reasoned with God for sake of a city much like the world is today.  I pray the reader will reason with God for the sake of their soul for salvation.  In Jesus Name…  Amen.


“And the LORD said, “The outcry of Sodom and Gomorrah is indeed great, and their sin is exceedingly grave. I will go down now, and see if they have done entirely according to its outcry, which has come to Me; and if not, I will know.” Then the men turned away from there and went toward Sodom, while Abraham was still standing before the LORD. Abraham came near and said, “Will You indeed sweep away the righteous with the wicked? Suppose there are fifty righteous within the city; will You indeed sweep it away and not spare the place for the sake of the fifty righteous who are in it? Far be it from You to do such a thing, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous and the wicked are treated alike. Far be it from You! Shall not the Judge of all the earth deal justly?” So the LORD said, “If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare the whole place on their account.” And Abraham replied, “Now behold, I have ventured to speak to the Lord, although I am but dust and ashes. Suppose the fifty righteous are lacking five, will You destroy the whole city because of five?” And He said, “I will not destroy it if I find forty-five there.” He spoke to Him yet again and said, “Suppose forty are found there?” And He said, “I will not do it on account of the forty.” Then he said, “Oh may the Lord not be angry, and I shall speak; suppose thirty are found there?” And He said, “I will not do it if I find thirty there.” And he said, “Now behold, I have ventured to speak to the Lord; suppose twenty are found there?” And He said, “I will not destroy it on account of the twenty.” Then he said, “Oh may the Lord not be angry, and I shall speak only this once; suppose ten are found there?” And He said, “I will not destroy it on account of the ten.” As soon as He had finished speaking to Abraham the LORD departed, and Abraham returned to his place.”
~ ‭‭Genesis‬ ‭18:20-33


 

The First and Last, Legacy

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Thankfully, we live to learn what knowledge is all about—leaving a legacy. Do you realize that you are a living legacy? Everything about you is significant and powerful! All of what you’re presently learning, doing and or saying, is a production: I think virtue. Why? Because of our origin—how we were made since the beginning of time. Where . . .  ‘leaving a legacy’ started.


18 And He said to them, I was watching Satan fall from heaven like lightning. ~ Luke 10

—Jesus Christ (The Son of God)


That’s a bold statement, ‘…started.’ Doesn’t that claim to know a truth not known by all, our existence without having actually witnessed it? Especially being. . .this is written May of 2018! Some may think it’s spit-balling ancient old text, others—may presume delirium. But there is a reason to the mystery of our beginning only few understood for us to learn today. The teaching is in the Spirit of their writing. What they witnessed and died to tell us about! Unless you believe that, will not understand the first and last legacy.


45 So also it is written, “The first man, Adam, became a living soul. The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. ~ 1 Corinthians 15

—Paul (Apostle of Jesus Christ)


Parallel Legacy

44 it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. 45 So also it is written, “The first man, Adam, became a living soul. The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. 46 However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural; then the spiritual. (1 Corinthians 15)


What is hidden within the veil of my inheritance?  There is a very small percentage of “Cherokee” Indian in my blood through my great grandpa, dad’ side.  But what does this knowledge of my history prove?  I’ve “sparked” a dialogue with God in hope to discover an answer…

It’s quite Interesting!  The answer I found…  Because it involves; every, living, soul.  The answer is a “parallel legacy”.  In one direction of my history, I’m left with confusion; but in the other, enlightenment and purpose.  I needed a relatable source verses reliable.  So here I am now, “beside myself”.  On a quest to discover the truths of my beginning.

There are a lot of opinionated truths about my inheritance.  So in taking the time to be “beside myself” received this revelation.  From the previous post I said, “…will require some action from you.”.  The “action”, is a psychological one that requires an intentional pursuit of faith.  Meaning that I had to separate myself from the “here and now” of my reality; prayer is the essential; but a meditative attention directed at God for a response is the equivalent (if you struggle with the “religious” terms).  Inspect the “fruit”.  Seriously take time to think and seek understanding from the “when” of your existence.  As you do this…  Ask for the truth about the scene at the beginning in the garden of Eden.

Lord willing.  Meet you in the next post…