Â Â Â Man was made in the image of Â God and was installed on planet earth to become Godly. His purpose was to through trial and error learn of who he was. It was as he lived between contrasts, light and dark, hot and cold, wet and dry, decay and renewal etcetera, that he would put on godly attributes, to learn to discern good and evil. To choose godliness or follow the inclinations of his lower nature. He was made with the capacity to reject or reflect Gods glory and likeness from the beginning. And that was his value and the value of any human and the reason for the word to become flesh.
Â Â Â It wasn’t until Adam had sinned by distrust and disbelief in God and believed in another, in the contrast, Â that the plurality of God said “man has become to be like one of us to know good and evil” that the mechanism we call creation was completely set up to develop these new creations, to aspire the likeness of the living God, aned that was said when he sinned. If Adam and Eve had not chosen the tree, they would not “become like one of us to know good and evil.
Â Â Â The fall was in full view to God from the beginning. When the choice to disobey and to disbelieve God was made by man, God was not caught off guard. For when God looked at His work after the 6th day when He created man He said that “it was good” then He paused to think of all the possibilities. Like a big chess game He knew all of humanities frailties and moves and then said of His creation that not only was it good but it was “very good”. Just as it says that God created all the herbs and trees, scripture also says that “God had not caused any of the trees to grow because “there was no man yet to till the ground”. He was demonstrating that all of creation was made to serve man and of creation from day one to none, all the provisions had been made for all of humanities probabilities for this is the responsibility of God, that when man went forth, the provisions would then be available.
Â Â Â The creation of time and matter was complete and needed no future intervention as though He was surprised and needed a plan B. All the possibilities and probabilities to contain man were set in place. God was not surprised at all, nor was there anyway that man could ruin Gods sovereignty and plan. So the fall of man and the redemption were complete from the beginning, and this is the polarity we live between to become godly, or God like. And it was part of the plan. Like 1 John says “that which is from the beginning abide in you”.
Â Â Â So this all sounds reasonable enough but we define this as such because there is another gospel message in our day which is not “from the beginning ” but an “end times” we need to be aware of. Many man made messages say the world is out of control, and for man it is. For God it is not and never has been. God does not have to do another work for another redemption or restoration to return creation back to another form for “the whole earth is full of the Glory of God” and “the world is kept in store by the same word who created it”.
Â Â Â For what? For all the earth and its works shall be burned for the eternal to remain “. Â (2Pet ) Meaning there will be time and matter no more.
Â Â It just as creation is understood in contrasts like light and dark, so too it was Gods original plan for decay and renewal, heavenly and earthly to be part of the original plan of “bringing many sons to glory”. So any supposed restoration like from decay is not a renewal to that from the beginnin because decay was there saying “from dust you are and to dust you shall return..
Â So it is to “be renewed in your mind” Â which is our heavenly matter (Romans 12) because God is in perfect control being. Even as it says of the Son that “all things were made by Him and for Him”. And they are. When God is done with this creation and His work of His offspring then “all that can be shaken will be shaken for the eternal to remain” and “the earth and all it’s works shall be burned”. That’s it. No more time and matter.
Â Â Â The redemption of creation and the return to Gods initial plan is not played Â out like the 2nd coming purveyors suppose as though God is not in control. It is that creation reflects to man the condition of his own heart as creation was designed. And it is to the tried transfigured and trued redeemed person that creation treats favorably.
Â Â You see God did not curse man or creation, but just explained to him what happens when your actions take you away from Him. Much like swimming against the tide. Also like driving your car across lanes of traffic instead of between the white lines of trust and faith, there were negative consequences accidents and death.
Â Â Â So yes the fall was in the Spirit of the mind. Even as the Son of Cain said “I will be repaid 70 fold” God did not say that. This is why “if our heart does not condemn us we will ask anything and receive it because God is greater than our heart. This is the place of redemption and restoration. Â The heart, mind and spirit. Â It is our own plurality that is restored being made in His image.
Â Â Â And for those who look for another savior? Well the fall happened without lightnings and earthquakes and cataclysmic activities because it happened in the mind of man, in the spirit. And this is the place of redemption. This is our Galgatha. The battle field of the mind. To overcome the “spirit that now works in the sons of disobedience” which we once were. “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God, pulling down strongholds and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God”. You get that? It takes place in the heavens of the mind being greater than the heavens of the 2nd coming purveyors. Being the “greater is He who is in you” and the kingdom in you that cometh not with carnal observation.
Â Â This is where Adam and Eve failed. This is the place of redemption. Not a new physical heaven and earth but a way of thinking saying “Be ye transformed (transfigured) by the renewal of your mind”. God is spirit and God is truth and so is our redemption for the things of this creation just mirror and teach in contrasts to get us there. But when that which is perfect has come, that which is in part is done away with “. 1 Cor13- We overcome.
Â Â So weather or not Adam sinned, God had all the variables worked out. Is He not the King of kings and the Lord of lords?
Â Â Since these things are so, we need not wait for a cataclysmic event called the second coming,
with fire and brimstone to judge humanity. Wasn’t the message of the Christ child “peace and goodwill toward man”? This is currently Gods posture toward humanity. God is in perfect control, and the plan of creation and redemption works just fine now just as God planned from the beginning . “To each in their own order” 1 Cor 25
Â Â It is through the cross that all the curses of creation are reversed and we are redeemed. It is as we learn and appropriate this that we are victorious over negative thinking that brings curses. The cross is the spectacular event to look at and not a 2nd coming as it says in scripture. That God redeemed all things to Himself through Christ, weather things in heaven or on earth, powers or principalities “.
Â Â Â 1 John 5. Â Who is the one who overcomes the world? The one who believes that the word is the Son of God”.
Â Â Â Yes! No earthquakes, no rapture, no tribulation, no cataclysmic event but belief. The thing Adam and Eve gave up and believed another. It’s that simple, if you believe in your heart and confess with your mouth you shall be saved “. This is the saving and the right savior. Â As we are re spirited at baptism and re-pluralized by receiving “the unction of God that abides in you” that we are allowed full fellowship with the living God. As Paul said “be ye reconciled to God the Father, for He made Him who knew no sin to become our sin for us to become His righteousness “. So we are. And we learn to till His garden of the spirit. We reap the fruits of the spirit which are attributes of God Himself for us to be more godlike, meaning godly. Like Him. A child of glory. Begat by glory by the “Lord of glory”. 2 Cor 3.18 This was mans calling and purpose before the fall and the need to be re spirited with the breath of God like Adam.
Â Â Â We are saints which comes from the word “holy” which is a word that means the carnal mind is washed clean and dressed with the invisible attributes of God. It is as Jesus said “he who has seen Me has seen the Father”. And of Paul that “we wereÂ circumcisedÂ from the sin of the flesh by GodsÂ invisible hand ” and not a future rapture or death.
Â Â Â It is the second coming mindset that is a belief system of denials for believers who cannot except the gospel message that says that “God was in the Christ reconciling the world to Himself”. And also that “He has redeemed all things through the blood of the cross, be it powers or principalities or things present or things to come weather on earth or in heavens. It is by the blood of the cross, which is His final act of saving, meaning salvation, by the message of the gospel that repeats these things in every generation. To Him who is seated waiting for his enemies to become his footstool” as you believe and appropriate these truths. Â This is the power of Gods word, the saving through the gospel and no other. Your enemies can be your footstool too if you can receive these things learn what an overcomer is. Does not scripture say that “we are partakers of the divine nature “?
Â Â Â Do not fear little flock. Â God has given you the kingdom.
“The Kingdom of God is at hand “.