AlphA & ΩOMEGAΩ
THE BEGINNING HAS NO END ETERNITY IS FOREVER
GENESIS VERSE 1 CHAPTER 1 – LESSON 4
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
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HOW VAST THY WONDERS
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth Genesis 1:1… Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven not built by human hands…2 Corinthians 5:1
From the beginning of time God had a desire to make his dwelling with and among the humans he created for His glory, His worship, His pleasure. The original body was created eternal in the very image of God. Free from sin, free from doubt, innocent of wrong, free from sickness, void of fear, made in the perfection of God.
Enter the serpent, Satan, knowing that innocence could be usurped from the human race if his cunning deceitful plan could convince the humans to desire to be equals with God.
Satan had to convince them to break the only commandment laid down by their Father and Creator. He had to get them to eat of the Tree of the knowledge of Good and evil.
Satan unlike God had no love for these newly created creatures. His desire was to take over this newly created Eden. He would turn human hearts and minds against God and use them as pawns in an all-out-war against God.
He would use his cleverly disguised scheme to make men his reactionaries against God.
Thus the perfection of man and the earth itself was no longer “Good” as God had created it.
“GOD NEEDED A WAY TO MAKE IT ‘GOOD’ AGAIN”
Timeless Eternity was interrupted the human, the earth, nature, everything was cursed. Death was the curse for all created things. There was “One” who was above the curse. It was the Creator of the deceiver, Satan and his demons.
God had a host of heavenly beings who in time would redeem and reclaim a select group of the Human race. The deceiver would become the cursed and defeated as the “triune Godhead”, (three in one), of Father Son and Holy Spirit reestablished their intended Eden.
Going back to the cursed state of humans no longer immortal but mortal and perishable … Our present body is like a tent, flimsy, frail, vulnerable and wasting away. No longer are our bodies, eternal, solid, permanent and sinless.
This is the goal of God to return us to the eternal state.
God wants us to reclaim the garment of permanency he intended us to dwell in. He has no intention of allowing Satan to keep all humans naked and shamed in bodies of spiritual and physical death.
By our participation in the resurrection life of Jesus our mortal being will be replaced and immortality will be reclaimed. Jesus not only is life but conveys eternal life to the believer so that eternal death cannot be victorious over him.
The Holy Spirit, sent to be our counselor and guide by the resurrected Christ, applies the benefits of Christ’s redeeming blood, shed at Calvary, to believers’ hearts and makes the resurrection power of Jesus a reality in their everyday experience. Thus guaranteeing a total eventual return to the immortal garment God intended for them.
Our present “tents” are perishable, flimsy and frail as stated above. Seeking and saving us is the intention of Divinity. The individual acceptance and faith in the power of Christ for daily living is one every human has to make or reject.
Because Christ Died for all he included each of us in his death. Not death to mortal life but death to spiritual death. Christ suffered a mortal and spiritual death. Spiritual death is separation from God because of sin.
Christ took the weight of every sin ever committed prior to or after His mortal death upon Himself. He did this knowing that He would need to use every Divine power He possessed to reclaim mortality and immortality not only for Himself but for all humanity as well.
God is sinless, perfect, without flaw, righteous and intolerant of sin thus Christ’s cry.
My God! My God! Why hast Thou forsaken me!
Christ had to overcome: physical death; Spiritual death; Satan; sin of which he was heavily laden; and separation from the Father to reclaim “Life for all”. His battle was with the crafty Deceiver Satan and to reclaim Immortality Christ had to defeat him.
Our job of reclamation requires us to face Satan with the help of the Holy Spirit, and Christ’s example to overcome our sinfulness we must die to sin and to selfishness, we must confess Christ’s accomplished victory as our own. He wants all humanity to ask him to reside with them in their earthly, flimsy frail tent. Christ The Son, God The Father and God The Holy Spirit promise us Immortal dwelling with Them for our faith in “Their Reclamation Power”.