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This theme permits us to bring some clarifications on the origin `of the positive and negative force, which is an ancient topic that raises much confusion among believers.

We are not talking here of the philosophical principles of the negative and positive forces taught   by Satan to his adepts in occultism. To this exhortation the bible says:” So then we do not speak in words taught by human wisdom, but in words taught by the Spirit, as we explain spiritual truths to those who have the Spirit” 1st Corinthians 2:13.

If we all agree on the assumption that there exist a positive (┼) and a negative (▬) force, then the next question should be their origin. And if we all believe without contestation that God is the supreme beginning and the end of everything, then he God,  should be the source of everything that exist. To this the bible says “I am the Lord, and there is none else, there is no God beside me……I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace and create evil: I the Lord do all these things” Isaiah 45:6-7(KJV).  As a Spirit Being that created angels and man in his Spiritual image, the  positive and negative forces in him went to his creatures.



These forces in God’s spiritual beings created in his image, operate  with the positive dominating  the negative just as in God. Therefore, the positive in its original pattern in the creator, dominates  the negative. God being the supreme being and source of this is the only one with the sole right to use the negative. For instance, God will freely use the negative force anger whenever He thinks necessary.

Whereas to man, it is  a sin. Killing is equally a negative force that only God can  use .  He has commanded man “Thou shall not kill”, but he can command man to kill as we can see in some texts in the bible. In this case, the man He uses to kill will not be sinning before him.

We must understand that the positive and the negative force is one thing, and the knowledge of good and evil, another. The knowledge of good and evil operates under the banner of the negative force. God never wanted man to function in this realm. This why He said:

“ Behold, the man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil; and now, lest he put forth his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever”- therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden ……He drove out the man; and at the east of the garden of Eden he placed the cherubim, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life” Genesis 3:22-23.

“.....the negative force, brings death which is spiritual separation from God...”.

Certainly, this sphere of  the knowledge of good and evil operating under the negative force, brings death which is spiritual separation from God. Only God and his holy trinity (father, son and the Holy Spirit), were to have the knowledge of it since they were the only ones who had the right to  use  the negative force. And any other creature that acquired the knowledge of good and evil, was to be separated from their bosom, which means spiritual death.

Many have never understood how God could have considered the knowledge of good and evil as bad. Man’s functioning on the sphere of the knowledge of good and evil, was to  lead him to independence from God. He was to be in a position to  freely  make his choice of what he considered as good and evil, irrespective of what God thought.

We can clearly see the operational capacity of this in our lives today. We think and act the way we want under this negative operational force of the knowledge of good and evil, irrespective of what God thinks.

A man sees goodness in polygamy, and does  it without thinking of the will of God that says: “a man leaves his father, and his mother and cleaves to his wife, and they become one flesh”.  There is no mention of wives in this text.  Sex is good for man as it stimulates his body and makes him feels fine. So he goes around having sex from one angle to another, despite the will of God limiting sex to the married.

The list is long as we all know. None is ignorant of the fact that Satan does good and evil with its source being from the knowledge of good and evil. This knowledge of good and evil  comes from the dominating negative force.

Like Satan, man equally operates in this way. He does good and evil with its source being from the knowledge of good and evil coming from the dominating negative force with Satan as his master,  since  it was in him that it began reigning.

In fact God created man and his angels to function according to what was flowing from him. God was to be in the centre of governance. We all accept that the process of “born again” is to return to this functioning system where God is to be in the centre governing things.

He is no longer to function on what he thinks is good or evil, but on what God thinks. For instance, to look for a job is good because even God says a lazy man should not eat. But he goes first to tell God about it, and finds out from him  the type of job he will like  him to do.

To buy a car or  house, etc is good, but he will first go and talk to God about it. And so forth.  He has consciously chosen to lose his independence of operating under the negative banner of the operational force of the knowledge of good and evil.

He is now back in the bosom of God, no longer living his own life, but that of God. He now has to ask because he had already set these operational forces into action, whereas he would have just been flowing and living the will of God, had he not given in to them.

However, after his transformation with the coming rapture and the end of this contaminated world, he will live like this in the coming kingdom of God,  because this is what God intended for him from the beginning.

We must therefore clearly understand that, sin is an inborn spiritual phenomenon in us that is alive and active, from the day Adam and Eve gave in to Satan against God in the garden of Eden.

It is therefore not something learned, but an inborn operational force, which cannot be dealt with through some doctrines of morality, but the power of God’s Holy Spirit active in us through Jesus Christ in the redemption process.

That said, one fundamental character of God is FREE WILL OF CHOICE, and since he created his creatures (angels and man) in his image, it was transmitted to them. The angels and man therefore could use this free will character of God in them, to freely choose to allow the negative force to arise and dominate the positive in them, leading them into the knowledge  of good and evil.

This was to separate them from God, which was spiritual death. It was in this free will of choice that Lucifer freely chose to allow the negative force to rise and reverse the positive. Coveting the throne of God is the negative stimuli in action for it is written:

“You said in your heart, I will ascend to heaven; above the stars of God. I will set my throne on high; I will sit on the mount of assembly in the far north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will make myself  like the Most High” Isaiah 14: 13.

When this negative force rose to function in Lucifer to covet God’s throne, God immediately felt it and certainly in his love, warned him about it to repent and dominate it. But unfortunately he freely chose to  allow it  to overtake him. This finally reversed the positive and led him into the knowledge of good and evil.

To illustrate this, the Bible says: “If thou do well, shalt thou not be accepted? And if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him” Genesis4::4-7(KJV). But unfortunately we all know that Cain did not dominate it as God warned him, but freely chose to allow it rule over him which led him to kill Abel.



Therefore, he couldn’t force Lucifer against his will to dominate the negative. And when he allowed it to completely dominate him and reverse the established order as was in God with the positive dominating the negative, he acquired the knowledge of good and evil.

This separated him from the bosom of God, his eternal dwelling home of origin. This led to his spiritual death. Therefore, spiritual death is the separation of the spirit being from the bosom of God, its origin and eternal dwelling home.

In the war that broke out, God threw Satan and  the other angels he had contaminated out of heaven. He did not exterminate them because he did not want the other angels who remained loyal to Him, to serve Him out of fear of what may happen to them, but out of love.

Now being the master and beginning point of the negative dominating the positive, he became the devil-Satan the father of evil as it is written: “Who ever continues to sin belongs to the devil because the devil has sinned from the very beginning.

The Son of God appeared for this very reason to destroy what the devil had done” 1 John 3:8(Good News). After freely choosing to allow the negative force to dominate him against his creator, God named him the wicked one who can never repent.

We want to make it very clear with light from the Holy Spirit that, God had not yet finalized the question on the eternity of the physical man (living for ever). He confirms this by saying: “ lest he put forth his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever”.

He had wanted first to seal man’s dominion over the negative force of the knowledge of good and evil, since he was to subdue and dominate the physical world for God’s glory and honor.

After he had done this, he was then to establish man’s physical eternity through the tree of life (figuring Christ), that he may for ever live to subdue and dominate the world for God’s glory, and not his.

Since he had created a physical environment from which he created the physical man who was to subdue and dominate it for his glory, God decided to use  it to accomplish his purpose. He then used tree plants which he had already created on the third day of his works of creation(Genesis 1:11-12),  to  plant a  garden of  fruit trees.

He named one the tree of  the knowledge of good and evil, and another the tree of  life. To this  the bible says: " And out of the ground the Lord God made to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food, the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil” Genesis 2:9.

This garden as some think was not in heaven but on earth in today’s Iraq as it is written:

“A river flowed out of Eden to water the garden, and there it divided and became four rivers………And the name of the third river is Tigris, which flows east of Assyria. And the fourth river is the Euphrates” Genesis 2:10-14. If you refer the map of Iraq, you will fine river Tigris and Euphrates. This  is where the garden of Eden was, where God started with the human race.

 

“….behind the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, was the spiritual power of the knowledge of good and evil pronounced by God…”

 

It was therefore, the power in the word that God spoke which enveloped the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, and the tree of life. And not that they contained some biological elements that could give man the knowledge of good and evil, or life when eaten. The element of the knowledge of good and evil was already in man under the banner of the negative force from creation.

 

So it wasn’t something outside in a fruit tree. The negative force just needed to rise in man and overthrow (reverse) the positive for the knowledge of good and evil to begin functioning. And this is just what Satan caused in Adam and Eve.

 

Therefore, behind the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, was the spiritual power of the knowledge of good and evil pronounced by God, operating under the banner of the negative force that brings death, while behind that  of life was the power of eternal life figuring Christ(John 10:28).

 

Therefore, God’s purpose behind the tree of the knowledge of good and evil for man was not to set a trap for his down fall, but the  good intentions that after dominating, he was to eat the fruit of the tree of life and physically live for ever to subdue and dominate the world for God’s glory.

 

God then took the man he had created, and put in the garden to interact him with the physical elements so as to accomplish his purpose of perfecting his dominion over the negative force, that  he may pass him into physical eternity so as to enable him dominate all the physical elements including himself for the glory of God.

 

To this it is written: “The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to till it and keep it. And the  Lord God commanded the man saying, “You may freely eat of every tree of the garden; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat for in the day that you eat of it you shall die” Genesis 2:15-17.

 

“You shall not eat”, is a command of authority expressing God’s will that man was to dominate the world not for his own glory, but that of God. There was therefore the risk that if man was not perfected to be able to use his mind to freely choose to dominate the negative, he may one day freely choose to allow it dominate and move him into the knowledge of good and evil; that will turn him to  begin to dominate the world for his own glory rather than that of God.

If not, what else would have been God’s purpose behind a fruit tree of the knowledge of good and evil that should not be eaten? Are we trying to say that our God is a wicked God who created man just to set a death trap before him?

Certainly not!  His goal was to perfect man’s will in choosing to  dominate over the negative, so that he may then eat the tree of life to live for ever and dominate the world for his glory as earlier said.

So, man was to use his mind to freely choose to dominate the evil force in him which could rise and overpower the positive and lead him into the knowledge of good and evil.

Satan who was now  reigning in the negative realm on earth, decided to incite the negative force that was in Adam and Eve originally from God their creator, to rise over the positive. Of this the Bible says:

 

“Now the serpent was more subtle than any other wild creature that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree of the garden’?”.

 

And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit trees of the garden; but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.”

But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil”.

So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate; and she also gave some to her husband, and he ate. Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked” Genesis 3:1-6.

And as soon as they ate it, their eyes were opened and the first thing they saw in the “basket” of the negative force of the knowledge of good and evil in them, was their nakedness.

God had warned them not to eat and now evil was at their door. Having warned them , he expected them in their free will to choose to arise and dominate it as a sign of obedient love to him.

This, so that their free will  to  dominate  the negative may be  sealed forever. But they  instead freely chose to allow it to dominate the positive under Satan’s instigation.

Man then began to operate under the banner of the negative force of the knowledge of good and evil, now under Satan’s control.  Satan now became his master.

So man failed God in perfecting his capacity of using his mind to freely  choose to dominate the negative force of the knowledge of good and evil. He could no longer be allowed to eat the fruit of the tree of life as to physically live eternally to subdue and dominate the world for God’s glory.

As a consequence, he was  separated from God’s bosom(spiritual death), and God put him away from the tree of life( Genesis 3:22-23, so that he should not eat it and live physically for ever in independence even though spiritually dead, for his own glory and that of his new master Satan.

“…..God had never expected man would allow the negative which he inherited from him to arise and reverse the order….”

So God didn’t create Lucifer and man with the knowledge that they were going to sin in the future, and end up in the eternal lake of fire. If that were so,  we would be denying the fact that God is a loving God who said he created everything good.

Even though man had spiritual life, he could easily slip into spiritual death by using his free will  to choose to allow the negative to dominate and led him into the knowledge of good and evil.

It should be spiritually well understood that, it is only when we allow the negative to arise in us that God feels it.  This is because the spirit-man is a projection of God’s very image and thus is spiritually dwelling in his bosom through  the Holy Spirit.

This is where the concept of  God’s omniscience comes into play. To illustrate this the bible says: “I did not command them, nor did it enter into my mind, that they should do this abomination and cause Judah to sin”

The truth therefore is that, God had never expected man would allow the negative which he inherited from him to arise and reverse the order. This is reflected in the fact that  God regretted why he ever created man as it is written:

 

“The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

 

And the Lord was sorry that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to His heart. So the Lord said I will blot out man whom I have created …” Genesis 6:5-7. If God had known that man was going to behave in this manner, then certainly  it should be ridiculous for him  regretting again in these terms.

Therefore, as long as man maintains the established order in him from God where the positive is dominating the negative, he is in harmony with God (good and perfect). Adam and Eve were good and perfect in this established order, until when they allowed the negative under Satan’s instigation to reverse it.

When the negative force in us stirs up to function, we have the free will to choose to allow it operate or suppress it. And immediately this force begins to function in us, God immediately feels it since we are a projected part of him, yoked to his bosom. Spiritually, this reflects his omniscience as earlier mentioned.

This is why we always talk of committing sins in thoughts. In the nature of his free will transmitted to man, which is not to force his creatures to be loyal to him, he  expects them to freely choose whether to obey him or not. He wants his creatures to be loyal to him not out of fear but love.


So God’s aim was not to test man, but to perfect him into physical and spiritual eternity, ensuring that he dominates the world not for his own glory, but for that of  God.  Therefore, God was taking precautions as to perfect man’s free will in choosing to dominate the negative as not to die, but live eternally to subdue and dominate the world for his glory.

If not, the history of the tree of knowledge of good and evil would not have existed. It would have only been the story of the tree of life, and God asking man to eat the fruits so as to live eternally.

But what  if Adam and Eve first ate  the fruit of the tree of life?  God certainly would have loved it, and they would have lived spiritually and physically for ever( this is what will take place in the new heaven and earth that God will create as illustrated in Isaiah 65: 17-25).

But certainly with the risk as earlier said that,  not being perfected in their free will to use their minds to choose to dominate the negative, they may one day choose to allow the negative dominate. And this will led them into the knowledge of good and evil, which will lead them into physical and eternal spiritual death.

In this state, begin to subdue and dominate the world for their own glory eternally. This certainly, without the room for redemption which would have been horrible.

Yes, because after they had allowed the negative to dominate under Satan's seduction and got into the knowledge of good and evil which led them die  spiritually with physical death to follow, God said:

“ Behold, the man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil; and now, lest he put forth his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever”- therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden ……He drove out the man; and at the east of the garden of Eden he placed the cherubim, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life” Genesis 3:22-23.

The power of   everlasting physical and spiritual life in the spoken word of God to the tree of life was Jesus Christ that today, God has taken away the cherubim with the  flaming sword that we may eat to begin spiritual eternity here in ready for the new coming kingdom of God.

In the earthly temple, the  holy of holiest spiritually represented the bosom of God(spiritual garden of Eden) while the cherubim drawn on the veil represented the Cherubim with the flaming sword that was placed as guard to prevent man from returning into God’s bosom(garden of Eden) on his own, where the tree of life(Christ) was.

By God’s principles, only the shading of blood through death could permit access through the cherubim. This is the reason why animals were killed on the atonement day(once a year) and the blood sprinkled by the high priest to get into the presence of God, for the forgiveness of the sins of the people. Jeremiah 32:35.

Therefore, the death of Christ himself as the high priest in the place of man on the cross replacing the sacrifice of the blood of animals, simultaneously with the tearing of the veil bearing the cherubim, meant reopening the way for man’s free return into the garden(God’s bosom) to eat of the tree of life(Christ) and live for ever.

The veil therefore spiritually represented the fallen man in union with the law of sin (knowledge of good and evil)separating him from the bosom of God. For this union to be dissolved so that the cherubim with the flaming sword be taken away, death must take place for blood to be spilled. God therefore accomplished this himself out of his love for man, by offering his only begotten son as a sacrifice in his place. To this the bible says:

-“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whosoever  believes in him should not perish but have eternal life” John 3:16.

- “ Behold, the lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world” John 1:29.

Thus the saying:  “You have died to the Law through the body of Christ”  Romans 7:4.

“..It was in man  that God intended to live when he was creating him, and not out of him...”

The physical and spiritual eternity God had intended for man from the beginning must be. It was in man  that God intended to live when he was creating him, and not out of him. Man is  a part of God himself  projected to live in a biological body  made from soil.

So  man’s biological body is God’s dwelling home(tent) on earth. Unfortunately  man’s sinning  obliged God out  from his own  earthly dwelling home. But fortunately being God, and out of his love and mercy for man,   he decided to make his way back into him.

 

He started his movement back to man-his house saying: “ Let them make me a sanctuary that I may dwell among them” Exodus 25:8. In the desert therefore,  He asked the people to make a tent(house of  God).

This was his first step of moving closer to his physical tent (biological human being). The people began by making a physical tent for God to  come down and dwell in.

Then later, God moved from this physical tent made by man, into his own physical tent that he made which is the biological man, through Jesus Christ. Therefore, His movement to the second step which is into man himself.

Thus the saying: “ Come as living stones, and let yourselves be used in building the spiritual temple, where you will serve as holy priests to offer spiritual and acceptable sacrifices to God through Jesus Christ” 1st Peter 2:5.

God intended man for his dwelling place on earth and it must be . That is why we cannot do just anything with our bodies the way we want. The sinning, of Adam and Eve  obliged him out, but he has made his way back through Jesus  Christ. The voice “ Let them make me a sanctuary that I may dwell”, reflects the deep heart’s cry of a lover in the cold burning in love  for his beloved.

Are  you God’s beloved?  If yes, then open the door of your heart for him to come in and dwell through Jesus Christ as it is written: “ Today, when you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts” Hebrews 4:7.

That said,  if after eating the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil, and went on to eat the fruit of the tree of life,  he would have lived physically for ever in spiritual death without God  to dominate the world for his own glory rather than that of God as earlier mentioned.

Is the fallen man today without God, not trying to dominate the world for his own glory?  Therefore, God’s dreams of creating man in His image to live in a physical world and dominate it for his glory, would have failed.

After being driven out of the garden, their spirit became separated from God’s bosom which is their origin and eternal dwelling home, as the connecting Holy Spirit left.God drove them out of the Garden of Eden (which spiritually is God’s bosom), and they became desperate fugitives in the wilderness just like Satan their new master.

Man now became a stranded wanderer in the wilderness with no spiritual dwelling home, restless, and with a constantly desiring but unfulfilling heart, until his spirit  may return home through Jesus Christ the only free way of return that God has given him.

If man could get into the spiritual understanding of the mystery in the bosom of God as the eternal dwelling home of the spirit-man, then he has gotten the essential of life and thus the end of his life problems.

God made man in such a way that he cannot function normally away from his bosom, since he is just a projection of God’s spiritual image to live in a physical biological body under  the sun.

Let us just simply illustrate this with the physical man’s dwelling home:  It is only in his house that he can comfortably relax and be at ease, sleep, feel free, secured, etc.  But what of the homeless people sleeping in the streets? We all agree that it is a real desperate life.

And if this is so, then what more of the spirit-man’s spiritual dwelling home which is God’s bosom from where he originated? His quest for money, material wealth, occultism, alcoholism, drugs, incest, pornography, rape, paedophile, masturbation, anal sex, fornication, adultery, homosexuality, lesbianism etc, are all manifestations of  a supernatural desperate desire for his eternal home. Satan uses these things to deceive man but man finds them very unfulfilling.

With the reversed order, man’s descendants no longer bear the original nature of God with the  positive dominating, but rather Satan’s image with the negative dominating as it is written: “   When God created man, he made him in the likeness of God………..When Adam had lived a hundred and thirty years, he became the father of a son in his own likeness, after his image, and named him Seth” Genesis 5:1-4.

But God in His mercy towards man, did not abandon man forever  because  he had been manipulated by Satan.  He decided through Christ to restore his order of nature in man which is the positive force being restored to dominate the negative as earlier mentioned.  To this the bible says:  “Whoever continues to sin belongs to the devil because the devil has sinned from the very beginning.

The son of God appeared for this very reason, to destroy what the devil had done” 1 John 3:8.  Through Jesus Christ, the door into the bosom of God which is the spiritual man’s eternal dwelling home was reopened, through yoking with the Holy Spirit. Here comes the word “born again” as Jesus said in John 3:3.

The Holy Spirit that joins with the spirit-man, to maintain him in the bosom of God,  but that left when man sinned, has to come back again. However,  the negative sphere of the knowledge of good and evil which  had been opened  remains alive and active until the transformation of everything with the end of this fallen world.

Since there is already existing a dominating negative force under Satan’s control that will be instigating the negative in the restored man through Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit of God yoked to mans spirit on his becoming  born again, will  help to  cleanse him from within and assist him dominate the negative force from re-dominating.

It is a fight and God expects man to freely choose to collaborate with the Holy Spirit in order to dominate Satan who is now master of this evil force.  This fight is illustrated by the Bible in these terms:

- “ Put on the whole amour of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we are not contending against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take the whole amour of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand…” Ephesians 6:13.

-“Resist the devil and he will flee from you”  James  4:7-8.

The restoration of the redemption process is therefore not just a mental issue or some teachings of morality,  but a deep spiritual mystery  that we must be sure the Holy Spirit really comes back and is yoked to our spirit. This, reintegrates  us back into the bosom of God our  spiritual eternal dwelling home.

“We are redeemed from functioning on the sphere of the knowledge of good and evil that brings death, to that of obedience in the Holy spirit that brings life”

Since  the evil force of the knowledge of good and evil is still alive and operational, it  remains very influential even when we become born again and willing in our hearts to obey God. We try to do good, and to please God which can never be acceptable to  him, since the source of the good is from the sphere of the knowledge of good and evil functioning  under the banner of the negative force.

 

God can never accept good things from an evil source. Redeemed back into his bosom through Christ, he wants us no longer to function on the sphere of the knowledge of good and evil, but that of obedience through the Holy Spirit as he had intended from the beginning, before the fall of man. So the principles of faith in Jesus Christ, is all about this.

 

Functioning on the sphere of the knowledge of good and evil, must give way to functioning on the sphere of the Holy Spirit when we turn to Christ. Therefore, we are expected to willfully choose to totally surrender all our independence to the  sovereignty  of the Holy Spirit, as we become born again in Christ. This will   lead  us to do good which pleases God.

 

No human effort of doing good works coming from the sphere of the knowledge of good and evil, can please God. That is why baptism in the Holy Spirit and total surrender of our sovereignty to him  is inevitable. Functioning on the sphere of the knowledge of  good and evil is evil in itself  for  it is written: “ but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall die” Genesis 2:17.

 

Therefore, when we turn to Christ in repentance and are born again, we still function under the sphere of the knowledge of good and evil which is death. Operating on this sphere is the works of the law that bring  death which can never please God. We have to operate on the sphere of obedience in the Holy Spirit for only this can bring us life in Christ.

 

Any talking of Jesus Christ without this, is death. As to this the bible says: “ Such is the confidence that we have through Christ towards God. Not that we are competent of ourselves to claim anything as coming from us; our competence is from God, who has made us competent to be ministers of a new covenant, not in a written code but in the Spirit; for the written code kills, but the Spirit gives life” 2nd Corinthians 3: 6.

 

For the Holy Spirit to effectively lead us into  life, we must  die in Christ  to the law of sin. And since in Christ we have died to the actively functioning sphere of knowledge of good and evil, we must then consciously choose to willfully exercise it for the Holy Spirit  to victoriously lead us experience it in our lives.

 

God has freely produced in us the death to this in Christ; and we need just the will to experience it without works of effort. Believing (faith) in Christ is God’s free gift for man’s redemption.

 

Therefore, since the Law of sin(knowledge of good and evil)  keeps its exigencies in our  flesh, we must die to it, so that its exigencies are abolished in us by God himself through the Holy Spirit that we may live a new life.

 

Being dead to the power of  the law of sin reigning in us means that we are now led by the Holy Spirit to naturally accomplish the perfect law of God which is everlasting in us without works of efforts.

 

Therefore, since the law of God and God himself are everlasting and cannot die(Matthew 5:15), we have to die in Christ  to our marriage with the law of sin, so that God by himself  may  accomplish his law in us through the Holy Spirit.

 

We must die because it is only by death that our marriage union with the law of sin can be broken. So long as we remain alive without dying in Christ, our marriage union with the law of sin remains legal. Since the law of sin cannot die, but remains alive and active to set us free from the marriage  bond, we must die for the union to be dissolved.

 

Since  it is to our advantage  that the union  be dissolved so that we can be free to remarry, we are obliged to die. Freed from the old union with the law of sin by our death in Christ, we can now contract a new union with the  law of obedience in the Holy Spirit. The bible  illustrates this in the following manner:

 

“ Do you not know, brethren ─for I am speaking to those who know the law─that the law is binding on a person only during his life? Thus a married woman is bound by law to her husband as long as he lives; but if her husband dies she is discharged from the law concerning the husband.

 

Accordingly, she will be called an adulteress if she lives with another man while her husband is alive. But if her husband dies she is free from that law, and if she marries another man she is not an adulteress. Like wise, my brethren, you have died to the law through the body of Christ, so that you may belong to another, to him who has been raised from the dead in order that we may bear fruit for God” Romans 7:1-5.

 

This is the essence of  the death of Christ with us in his bosom. We do not only die in Christ  during WARTER BAPTISM, , but equally RESURRECT  with him to contract a new union with the law of obedience in  the Holy Spirit.  Thus, the spiritual significance of the text that says:

 

“What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into his death, so that as Christ was raised from the death by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.

 

For if we have been united in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. We know that our old self was crucified with him so that our sinful body might be destroyed, and we might no longer be enslaved to sin.

 

For he who has died is freed from sin. But if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him. For we know that Christ being raised from the dead will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him.

 

The death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus” Roman 6:1-11

 

It is therefore, not for our simple amusement that SATAN REPLACED WATER BAPTISM WHICH IS IMMERSION, TO WATER SPRINKLING. No one who replaces the baptismal foundation laid by Jesus ( As soon as Jesus was baptized, he came up out of the water Matthew 3:16, Act 8:39) with another, will see the kingdom of God. This is not a thing to be treated lightly. The bible yokes salvation with baptism as it is written: “He who believes and is baptized will be saved” Mark 16:16.

 

There is no one in the bible who believed in Christ and was not baptized. IF WE DO NOT DIE AND RESURRECT WITH CHRIST BY OUR BAPTISM, OUR MARRIAGE BOND WITH THE LAW OF SIN REMAINS LEGAL.

 

We are still of the fallen old creation; and all our good mental morality to please God in the name of Jesus is from the evil source of the knowledge of good and evil, which can never be pleasing to God. It can please ourselves and other men, but not God. We do not just mean jumping into water like a duck and coming out.

 

When you say you have given your life to  given through repentance from sin, the world will not persecute you because you are still one of them. But when you dare go immersed in water, that is when serious persecution begins. You have identify yourself with the death of Christ to sins, and therefore have already paid the wages of sins which is death through Christ.

 

So you do not longer belong to the fallen world of sins, and so they persecute you because you are no longer one of them. These details are handled in subsequent chapters.

 

SO , WHAT  THEN  IS THE MEANING OF BAPTISM  ?

 

The bible says: “ The few people in the boat –eight in all –were saved by  water, which was a symbol pointing to baptism , which now saves you. It is not the washing away of bodily dirt, but the PROMISE made to God from a GOOD CONSCIENCE” 1st Peter 3:20-21.

 

If  baptism is an engagement of clear conscience before God  after repentance from sins, promising God we are dying in Christ to sins and will never consciously commit it, then from were comes the  sprinkling  of water on the heads of babies  in the name of baptism?

 

We therefore see that Satan is not a fool to have initiated and established a counterfeit “Christianity”  with the sprinkling of water on the heads of babies and un-repented sinners through the Roman Emperor Constantine from 313AD.

 

The kind of baptism we receive, will greatly influence our baptism in the holy Spirit. This is clearly illustrated in this text: “ While  Apollos was travelling  in Corinth, Paul  travelled through the interior of the province and arrived in Ephesus.

 

There he found some disciples and asked them,“ Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you became believers? “We have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit”, they answered. Well, then, WHAT KIND OF BAPTISM DID YOU RECEIVED?, Paul asked.

 

The baptism of John,  they answered . Paul said “ The baptism of  John was for those who  turned away from their sins; and he told the people of Israel to believe in the one who was coming after him-that is in Jesus.

 

WHEN THEY HEARD THIS, THEY WERE BAPTIZED IN THE NAME OF THE LORD JESUS.  Paul placed his hands on them, and the Holy Spirit came upon them; they  spoke in strange tongues and also proclaimed God’s message.

 

They were about twelve men in all” Act 19:1-8.  The devil will always ask many to say as defense:” The bible says there is only one baptism”. Yes, there is only one baptism, which is the right baptism, and not the counterfeit.

 

Paul asked them only one question: What kind of baptism did you received? Meaning therefore that baptism  in the Holy Spirit, goes hand in hand with water baptism.  That is why even though in some  special cases  where the Lord first baptized the people with the Holy Spirit, they were immediately water baptized:

 

“ He sent me so that you might see again and be filled with the Holy Spirit”……He stood up and was baptized; and after he had eaten his strength came back.” Act 9:17.

 

-“While  Peter was still speaking, the Holy Spirit came down upon them….So he ordered them to be baptized in the name of Jesus…” Act 10:14-48.

 

-“When they arrived, they prayed for the believers that they might receive the Holy Spirit. For the Holy Spirit had not yet come on any of them; they had only been  BAPTIZED in the name of the Lord Jesus” Act 8:14-17.

 

Therefore to say we are  saved, is he who BELIEVES and is BAPTIZED(water immersion), and receive the gift of the Holy Spirit for inward transformation from the old to the new creation(Born again).

 

Let it therefore, be that, someone happens to be  like in the case of the thief on the cross, for the Lord to consider his case otherwise, and not that  we  believe in the gospel and can be baptized but refused on the basis of  some guided philosophical reasoning of the devil.

 

So any authentic servant of the Lord must discern to be sure that those who say they have believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, had received the right baptism.  And equally find out if they have received baptism in the Holy Spirit, because there will be no use for them carrying a lamp(word of God) without oil(Holy Spirit) to  end up in hell(five foolish virgins of Matthew 24).

 

Therefore,   Liberated from functioning on the sphere of the knowledge of good and evil (law of sin), we are remarried to a more severe law of obedience in Christ through the Holy Spirit. But the most glorious thing is that, we carry out no works of efforts as earlier mentioned, to please God, but Christ produces in us all that is acceptable to God as it is written:

 

“ work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for God is at work in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure” Philippians 2:12-13. Therefore, Christ accomplishing the perfect law of obedience in us as God had intended from the beginning. To this, Christ in his very word said  he did not come to abolish the law but to accomplish it(Matthew 5:17).

 

Therefore, God established for us from the beginning, living norms( commandments or Laws) which he himself was to accomplish in us.

 

Functioning under the sphere of the knowledge of good and evil, we find God’s living norms very difficult to obey. But redeemed through our death in Christ, unto the sphere of obedience in the Holy Spirit, this difficulty disappears. It is very true that for us to begin experiencing this in our lives, the Holy Spirit must actively lead us in a practical way to experience the materialization of our death in Christ  from the invisible to the visible.

 

This is the  life of crucifying (killing) the flesh, which is where the major problem of  Christian life lies. None is prepared to willfully choose to undergo this painful experience. And so will prefer Satan’s proposed gospel of financial and material prosperity, miracles, signs and wonders etc, as a way of escape from collaborating with the Holy spirit to undergo the painful surgery of the flesh.

 

We are prepared to confess, repent and be baptized, but not  to willfully collaborate with the Holy Spirit  to lead us actively experience the death life in Christ to our sinful knowledge of  good and evil .

 

Thus comes the exhortation: “ work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for God is at work in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure”. In the new life experience, all that God requires is that, we willfully choose to collaborate with the Holy Spirit for him to do everything in us.

 

So through Jesus Christ, man is redeemed from functioning on the sphere of  the knowledge of good and evil which brings death, unto the sphere of obedience in the Holy Spirit which brings life and pleases God. As to this the Bible says:

 

“Those who are led by God’s Spirit are God’s sons. For the Spirit that God has given you does not make you slaves and cause you be afraid; instead, the Spirit makes you God’s children, and by the Spirit’s power we cry out to God “Father! My father! God’s Spirit joins himself to our spirits to declare that we are God’s children” Romans 8:14-16(Good news).

 

So without the indwelling Holy Spirit of God to  redeem us from within and back us up in spiritual obedience to the Lord against Satan’s opposition, our own mental knowledge of the word and morality will be  useless.

 

And this will end us in the lake of fire. Therefore, God in his love through Christ is perfecting man’s free will to choose to dominate the negative, so that the victorious ones will for ever dominate the negative in the new heaven and earth that he will create.

 

They will live to subdue and dominate the earth for God’s glory, for ever. Never again shall the negative rise to reign, as God would have finally sealed man’s free will choice of dominating the negative.  To this the bible says: “On  Zion my sacred hill, there shall be nothing harmful or evil” (Isaiah 65:25 Good news)”

 

BELOW IS SOMETHING A BROTHER WROTE  AFTER READING THIS TOPIC WHICH I WILL  LIKE US TO SHARE BECAUSE MANY  OF  US MAY EQUALLY HAVE THE SAME THINKING:

 

Dear Brother Ezra, this is further to my earlier comment on the subject in the 16th entry of your blog. You have said, that "God had never expected man would allow the negative which he inherited from him to arise and reverse the order.."

 

I have to disagree with this observation as it is not according to the teachings of the Scriptures. Above all it contradicts the very nature and status of God Almighty-Omnipotent,Omniscient and Omnipresent God.

 

Our God in heaven is Sovereign God. He knows the end before its beginning. The Bible declares this truth, unambiguously. The Book of Revelation records the redemptive work by the Lamb of God was done before the creation of the World and the Man. Therefore God had known beforehand the fall of man and he had had the remedy in place.

 

Jesus was destined to be the redeemer for the mankind. Besides, the facts in the Scriptures' revelations, anyone who belives in Jesus and known Him in his life's jouney can vouch for the sovereignity of our God. "I will instruct thee and teach the way you should go; I will guide thee with mine eye."(Ps.32:8).

 

I quoted this verse only one among many to point out that. Jesus had healed me from my palsy on the seventh day appearing in my home and spoke to me to 'get up', as I was gazing at the Crucifix that was on the altar of my home.

 

I did not pray to Him to heal me, I did not cry out for mercy. His eyes were always upon me, though I was a Prodigal, He never left me nor foresaken me. Our God knew, the fall of man, He had given man the liberty to chose his destiny. Man's choice never was a surprise to our Sovereign God.

 

RESPONDS:

 

Hi big bro! Thank you very much for your comment! Bro I will want to assure you that nearly almost every normal Christian just have this believe of saying before God created man, he knew man was to sin and some will perish in hell while others in heaven! And we always generally quote :Almighty-Omnipotent,Omniscient and Omnipresent God, to support this these!

 

Bro. I equally was believing in this until God opened my eyes to the understanding that this, was a special trick of the devil to present him as a wicked God, who will crate people that will end up in hell! In fact , the Lord asked me to go back to the Genesis of things(the book of Genesis) when he was creating everything and show him where he said so!

 

I Frankly told him I could not! So why should He be called a loving God, if he will create people knowing that they will end in hell? I always exhort that, if we want to know the original thoughts of God in anything concerning his creation, let's go to Genesis.

 

Bro, it was from this that He inspired me to write down what I have presented on the blog that you read.

 

I believe every true child of God must be talking with God. That is you converse with him as I and you are doing now! And if so brother, go and ask him on this issue of:Almighty-Omnipotent,Omniscient and Omnipresent God, meaning he was creating a man and knowing that he will end in hell!

 

Ask him for the Rhema as to be conform with the scripture that says:"It is he who made us capable of serving the new covenant, which consist of a written law but of the spirit. The WRITTEN LAW BRINGS DEATH, but the SPIRIT GIVES LIFE" 2nd Corinthians 3:6.

 

This text is in other words is saying that, we should not just believe in words, but always turn to God's Rhema(Holy Spirit ) to lead us in the understanding of those words. You understand that mental theology of words, is very different from the life teaching of the holy Spirit which is a practical interaction of human life!

 

That is why a soul that is convicted by mental theology is very different from that convicted by the holy Spirit! I don't know whether you understand what I'm trying to say brother!

 

If he talked to me, he will equally talk to you! So I prefer that you or any other person who will equally want to know the truth about this, should turn and ask him rather than us just assuming!

 

Bro, quite often on this particularly subject I always prefer to pray for the Lord to open our minds to understand this topic than trying to explain, because you will agree with me that you have read through this topic with all the biblical explanation that could have brought understanding, but it seems you didn't even see them because there was already this thought in mind that blocked up every understanding.

 

You realise that, you have well quoted:"Almighty-Omnipotent,Omniscient and Omnipresent God", without clearly quoting where God said when he was creating man he knew he was going to sin and some will perishing in hell!

 

But there are many text that I will just copy some from the blog you read that we find God saying :

 

- "let us make man in our IMAGE and resemblance.." Genesis 1:64. Brethren is God a sinful God? I think this why this topic came up as to explain how the sinful issue all came about! I pray that God will fill his children he has call to himself through the rightful born again process, with Holy Spirit and open their minds to understand this topic! Again the bible says:

 

- "..God saw ALL that he had made, and IT WAS VERY GOOD....the sixth day" Genesis 1:31. This was the sixth day after he had just finished his work s of creation ending with man. Brother, is good a hypocrite and liar? When God says some thing is very good, he mean it is good! And that is why this other texts can conclude saying: "... “I did not command them, nor did it enter into my mind, that they should do this abomination and cause Judah to sin” Jeremiah 32:35...." Again the scriptures says:

 

- “The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the Lord was sorry that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to His heart. So the Lord said I will blot out man whom I have created …” Genesis 6:5-7. If God had known that man was going to behave in this manner, then certainly it should be ridiculous for him regretting again in these terms....."

 

I equally quoted some where in the blog:"That said, one fundamental character of God is FREE WILL OF CHOICE, and since he created his creatures (angels and man) in his image, it was transmitted to them. The angels and man therefore could use this free will character of God in them, to freely choose to allow the negative force to arise and dominate the positive in them, leading them into the knowledge of good and evil.

 

This was to separate them from God, which was spiritual death. It was in this free will of choice that Lucifer freely chose to allow the negative force to rise and reverse the positive. Coveting the throne of God is the negative stimuli in action for it is written: “You said in your heart, I will ascend to heaven; above the stars of God.

 

I will set my throne on high; I will sit on the mount of assembly in the far north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will make myself like the Most High” Isaiah 14: 13. " Has God not told us I have put before you two ways, the path of life and the path of Life, CHOOSE life so as to life? So the free will choose in which God created man with, which is his very nature remains for ever!

 

Brother, he gave me this light to understand this, and because my specific function on the body of Christ is TEACHING, (that is a teacher 1st Corinth 12:29), with specific assignment for the edification of the body of Christ in ready for the rapture, I have to teach it and allow the rest in his hands.

So if you won't mind it, after going into his presence to ask him , you can then go back to the text and before reading, ask him to open your mind to understand(Luke 24:45). First pray off this general understanding which is world wide even to unbelievers that God created man and knew that he was going to sin and end in hell! Some unbelievers have told me " if God had known that man was going to sin and end in hell, why did he create him?

Therefore he is not a good God! Why are you preaching the gospel to me, if already he has decided that I will go to hell, I will go, and if it is that I will go to heaven I will go!" Brethren, this is the gospel of the devil to present God in an evil way, and so drag multitudes to hell.

 

Keep being blessed, that you be a continuous blessing to multitudes.


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