Restoration of All Things
We have spoke of redemption of all of creation that was portrayed by Christ wearing a crown of thorns symbolizing that redemption of creation happened at the cross and no longer is the curse of the earth yielding “thorns and thistles” in effect. So for those in their Adamic fallen nature? They are still subject to the curse of the earth yielding thorns and thistles. But it is for the redeemed person in Christ that the curse is reversed that receives a restored relationship with earth.
Â Â We also discussed that in the fall of Adam all of humanity fell because it lost the Holy Spirit of God Â and interaction with God. That having eyes to see and ears to hear in the here and now of time and matter, they are now void of eyes to see and ears to hear in things of God and thus become unresponsive or dead to the invisible things of God, the ever ready always present invisible kingdom of God Â that is always at hand being “the kingdom prepared from the foundations of the world”. (Matthew 25.34)
Â Â We speak of the redemption that “God was in Christ Jesus reconciling the world to himself”. That in the reconciliation of the world, He reconciles fallen man by raising them back up. They become restored to the creation itself, and they become un-dead to the invisible to the naked eye God.
Â Â Â So fallen man by necessity needs to be unfallen and Â lift it up. This is to be “quickened” and “made alive”. This is what we have “In Christ” and this is the true restoration, redemption and resurrection. Resurrection is a reversal of the fall of Eden and those who have been resurrected from the fall being among the redeemed which is to be restored back to the beginning, having been returned to the original purpose that Adam lost, this is the redemption of God “in Christ”. This is as scripture says that ” the first man Adam became a human doing, and the last Adam, Christ became a life giving spirit. And “all things become new old things have passed away”. That those being found awakened to the Spirit are lifted up and resurrected to the original purpose.
Â Â Â So God’s original purpose was when Adam was in the flesh but he failed. The man Christ accomplishes what Adam didn’t do for us. So for us the redeemed, we should not think it strange to be no longer fallen but resurrected in our current body for this is the whole teaching of Romans and in chapter 8 it saysÂ “But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you”.Â This is the resurrection.
Â Â Â So if we understand the true concept of the resurrection we don’t need to wait to be raptured or to die and to receive something after the body is gone. For Adam had his body before he fell and we have our body after we are raised. If this were not so why is it that for thousands of years people at their baptism professed to be dead and raised again in Christ? They professed to rising up and receiving the Spirit of God and becoming new. Isn’t this what it says in Romans 6? Â “As were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? 4Â Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life”? And “if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also areÂ in the likeness of His resurrection”. It was Christ on earth who showed us it is possible to refect the glory of God in our current humanity so you can too.
Â Â There are some of those who look to another day of another teaching and another spirit of another resurrection and another newness of life in some future not yet existing Kingdom of God on planet earth. For these people the scripture is true that says that “they like a dog return to its vomit and like a pig wallowing in the mire” these return to their old nature. That false gospel has no lasting transformation, but just leaves you discouraged and waiting.
Â Â So for us who receive the gift of God? We must understand the redemption of all things and the redemption of our body the redemption to the Father and the redemption of creation to ourselves to Gods original purpose. WeÂ become like Him, becoming godly. And thisÂ is all done through the gospel by the power of the cross. Of this we receive godliness by the working of faith. By believing, confessing and professing our association “in Christ” and not with the Adamic fallen state but like Him before the fall back to the beginning. This is us each individually being raised back up from the fall. Â 22Â For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive.Â 23Â But each one in his own order:(1 Corinthians 15. 22-23) And this is not speaking of a collective resurrection like the 2nd comingÂ purveyorsÂ suppose but “each one in their own order.
Â Â This having happened we can get on with God the Fathers original intent as Psul said “I plead with you, be reconciled to the Father”. It is for man to properly reflect the glory of God while we are in our human body for scripture says “as He is, so are we in the world”.
Â God did not put the prize out of our reach to be only attained only when the body dies. Or why are we suppose to strive, to put on, to receive and attain, to lay hold of why Christ laid hold of me? Is not the purpose the gospel teaches; Â 13Â till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ;Â 14Â that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting,Â And this is what the 2nd coming gospel does, tosses to and fro.Â Why does scripture say that we are being transformed by the spirit to be glorified. Â And why did Christ say ” Father the Glory you have given me, Â give to them that the world may believe”? Did the Father ignore that request?
Â Â If we can understand this we can see that if God wiped out creation as we know it like the 2nd coming seekers expect, then He would have to build another earth just like this one to complete His work in you. And he would have to put you back in a body like what you have to do the same thing. That would mean He made a mistake when he said in the beginning of creation that “it is good very good” that He was blind sighted and overlooked the probability of humanity doing exactly what it did. It fell. His provision of “good, very good” included accommodations for the fallen and redeemed.
Â Â The redemption of all things is not a carnal fest visible to the naked eye through some 7 year tribulation, for all the mysteries of God happen “in the twinkling of an eye” unnoticeable to the carnal senses. It is by the reversal of the polarity of the spirit from a cursing back to blessing, to the way it was before the fall that fallen man losing the Spirit of God is now subject to “the spirit that now works in the sons of disobedience”. It is to the re-spirited man that creation blesses. But the spirit of the unregenerate man? They receive the curses from the earth. But To Christ the mediator of the New Covenant, that speaks better things than the blood of Abel”. Why? Because the ground for Abel cries out death, but the blood of Christ through the eternal spirit testifies of life and the reversal of every curse to reinstate eternal life.
Â Â Â This is the redemption of all things.
Repent for The Kingdom of God is at Hand, immediate, in the twinkling of an eye, the Kingdom that “cometh not with observation” Luke 17.20