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Time For Truth

Book By: jetski
Romance



Jesus spoke in parables and hid much of what He had to say about the after life and Himself. Find out what He had to say. You may be quite surprised at what you don't know.
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Submitted:Jun 30, 2010    Reads: 29    Comments: 0    Likes: 0   


MAN IN GOD'S IMAGE: CHRIST & THE CHURCH
OPENING
I have hidden the truth like a well hidden treasure. I have spoken in riddles too hard to explain. I have shown you a mystery you won't understand, till the appointed time comes when I give you a hand. It's always been there in front of your eyes, but those who have led you have filled you with lies. It's time for the truth oh don't you agree, Put on your ears and listen to Me. Stop listening to men who are not Spirit led, and open your hearts to Him whom you've wed. The Savior of all whom the Father has loved, whom this world has hated, has pushed and has shoved. I think you'll agree with God and with me, it's only the truth which makes the blind see. So gather ye 'round and see what I've found, my doctrine is pure and holy and sound. You may not have heard, you may not have seen, but trust what I say, it's on God that I lean. Why settle for lies half truths with no couth, the time for lies has ended: it's time for the truth.
Then God said, " Let Us make mankind in Our image, after Our likeness: and let them rule over the fish of the sea, and the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth."
" So God created mankind in His image, in the image of God created He him; MALE AND FEMALE created He them."
These Scriptures give us three things we are intended to find with God's help. The first, is the origin of man. The second is the position or authority of man. The third, not so easily found, is the reason for man's creation as well as all creation. It is this third thing which shall be addressed in this book.
Whether or not you agree with the conclusions drawn in this book, will depend on two major factors; the first, is your ability to understand spiritual matters, the second, is your willingness to allow previous childish thinking to give way to mature understanding in the things of God. By the time you finish reading this book, your understanding will have been increased to a new level of maturity if you allow yourself to be taught. Let's take a fresh look at some very old Scriptures okay?
The Word of God is both intricate and simple, straight forward and mysterious. God uses puns, play on word techniques, hidden codes based on numbers which are meant to be understood as types and shadows of things to come. These things are rolled up tightly and neatly within the Scroll of Truth. If we accept that God did not make all mystery easy to understand, we stand a better chance at unraveling certain mysteries meant for the tenacious to understand. Of these Scriptures Peter the Apostle wrote in 2nd Peter 3:15-16 speaking of the mysteries which Paul the Apostle had written down in his letters to the Church. These Scriptures were said to be hard to understand and many men would wrestle with these Scriptures to their own destruction.
This is speaking not of the Church which cannot be forsaken by God, but of those who would preach things not said by God but rather would become confused and thereby preach falsehood in God's name. While most attribute this to what is called cults today, there is a large number of professing Christians who have fallen into this category of misinterpreting or rather misrepresenting the Word of God.
They preach many things contrary to the words of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, even though they recognize Him as the Son of God. I'll deal with this issue a little later in this book.
It is for this cause that I will attempt to give the outline for my conclusions in an orderly and easy to understand fashion. At the very least, you will understand how I have come to my conclusions even if you disagree with them. Let's start at the beginning shall we? It's as good a place as any and probably the best place to start.
My goal is to bring the reader to full maturity in understanding many difficult passages within the Scriptures. I will attempt to give you the reader the benefit of many hours of study inside of a few hours of reading. This is my goal, this is my wish. God bless you the reader, may He give you His Wisdom.
Elohim is the first word used for God in the Scriptures. It is a plural word. It would not be wrong to interpret this word as meaning " the God's. '' Many cringe at this interpretation fearing that it implies more than one God. This is not the case. This is merely the first mention of the one true God. This is the first hint at the trinity.
"In the beginning, the God's created the heavens and the earth.'' Genesis 1:1.
This then begins our journey as we seek to unravel the picture which God has laid out before us to understand. Your understanding of who God is will be greatly enhanced if we can get you over this first hurdle in the race to find a relatively simple truth hidden in a rather complex matrix.
Let God explain God and you will be quite surprised at what you will find.
God gives us another clue to Himself in Genesis 1:26; " Let Us make mankind in Our image. '' Once again we see plurality associated with our God. This concurs with the opening Scripture and the use of the word Elohim. But just what is God saying to us?
God the Father is speaking to someone else other than Himself when He makes this statement concerning creating mankind in their image. The real question is, to whom is God the Father talking? If you ask this question to the average leader of today's Church world, they tell you that God was speaking to His Son Jesus. This however cannot be the case for one very important reason. This statement about creating mankind in God's image is not the end of God's statement.
God goes on to say that He intends to give mankind rule over all the earth bound creatures. This statement made by God is not a conditional statement. Therefore, it cannot be speaking of natural man who is sinful. For God would never give unconditional rule to a sinful creature. Therefore, this unconditional rule which God the Father intended to give was not to natural man, but rather was a prophecy concerning Christ and the Church.
If therefore, this statement concerning giving rule over the earth to mankind was the Father speaking to Jesus, it really does not make sense. Since God is telling this other person that they together give their image dominion. This would mean Jesus was going to create His own image and then give it dominion. This is absurd. The most logical answer to the mystery of who God was talking to, is that God the Father was talking to the Holy Spirit concerning making Christ Jesus and His bride the Church in the image of God the Father and God the Holy Spirit.
We can see this to be true by many Scriptures which tell us that the dominion of the earth is to be handed over to Christ and the saints. Daniel 7:22 " …and the saints possessed the kingdom ( earth ). Matthew 25:34 " …inherit the kingdom prepared for you by My Father from the foundation of the earth."
The Scriptures declare Jesus to be the image of the invisible God ( the Father ). Hebrews 1:2. We also see that the Church is called the bride of Christ. This is the other half of mankind which God said would be made in His image. Therefore, it would behoove us to try to understand the Church makes up the second half of the image of God.
God gives us the answer in Genesis 1:27; " So God created mankind in His own image, in the image of God created He him; MALE AND FEMALE created He them." This is not as many believe a simple statement telling us that God created both genders. This is an amazing declaration by God Himself telling us that His image is both Male and Female. Any other interpretation would be a blatant misrepresentation of what God Himself has declared in His Devine Word.
God is telling us that Jesus is the image of the Father while the Church is the other half of the image of God which is the female gender. The Church is the image of the Holy Spirit! Why would I say such a thing. Because it needs to be said. The Scriptures prove this statement to be true.
Revelation 1:12 pictures the church as seven golden candlesticks. Revelation 1:20 confirms this to be true. But the question is why? Why is the Church sevenfold? The answer is given to us in Revelation 4:5. …" and I saw seven lamps of fire burning before the throne (of God the Father ) which are the SEVEN SPIRITS OF GOD ( the Holy Spirit ).
Do you see it? The Holy Spirit is sevenfold just like the Church. This is the other half of God and the image of this half of God is the Church! So what we see then, is that in Genesis 1:26, God the Father was not talking to Jesus. He was holding a conversation with His female gender who created Her own image which we know now as the Church.
Jesus is the image of God the Father, while the Church is the image of the sevenfold Holy Spirit. More on this in the next chapter.
THE SEVENFOLD HOLY SPIRIT AND CHURCH


Why you might ask would the Holy Spirit or the Church be shown to be sevenfold? We must go back to the original Hebrew language to find the answer to this question. Bear with me as I explain this.
When God gave the law to Moses on mount Sinai, there were only seven commandments. What? Yes. In the original language, the commandments numbered only seven. They can be subdivided into ten which is why we call them the ten commandments instead of the seven commandments.
What does this have to do with the reason why the Holy Spirit and the Church are pictured as sevenfold? Much. The seven commandments or seven spirits of life which are contained in the laws of God bring eternal life. Each law would be compared to a spirit or an attitude of God's righteousness. The church and the Holy Spirit have these seven spirits of righteousness within them. In other words, the Holy Spirit and the Church obey the sevenfold law of God. One other Scripture which verifies that the Church is indeed the image of the Holy Spirit, is Proverbs 9:1. " Wisdom ( the Holy Spirit ), hath built Her ( female gender ) house. She ( female gender ) hath hewn ( carved ) out her ( female gender ) SEVEN PILLARS. This is clearly saying that the Holy Spirit has hewn out Her image.
When we look at Proverbs 6:16 we see seven things that God hates. These seven things that God hates are the exact opposites of His Divine sevenfold law. Therefore, since God's laws bring eternal life, the breaking of these seven laws must by interpretation bring eternal death! This is the reason why the Holy Spirit and the Church are pictured as being sevenfold. They have the seven SPIRITS OF LIFE!
There are Old and New Testament Scriptures showing different Scriptural pictures of the Church being sevenfold.
Zechariah 3:9 …" upon one stone (Jesus the rock ), seven eyes (the Church), shall look." why is the Church shown as eyes? Well, what do you do with your eyes? You witness things. We are Christ's witnesses!
Now, if you look at Zechariah 4:2 "…behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl on top of it and seven lamps thereon, and the seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof:" This Scripture speaks not of the Church, but of the Holy Spirit. This is made clear in Zachariah 4:6 " …not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit say's the Lord of hosts." This once again shows God's Spirit is sevenfold. Remember that God's laws in the original are sevenfold. The Spirit and the Church carry this law of God within.
Looking to Joshua 6:4 " And seven priests shall bear before the ark seven trumpets of ram's horns: '' These seven trumpets and priests are meant to be symbolic of the sevenfold Old Testament Church and the angels or leaders of the Church. The leaders symbolically represent the seven Spirits or laws which control the Church. We see this symbolism again in Revelation 1:12.
Again in Revelation 1:16 which speaks of the New Testament Church symbolically calling them stars and angels; Revelation 1:20. Revelation 5:6 " … stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns ( kingdoms ) and seven eyes which are the SEVEN SPIRITS OF GOD sent into all the earth ( it is the Church which has been sent into all the earth ). The sevenfold Spirit of Christ indwells the Church. They follow God's law!
It took the death of Jesus to accomplish placing the Spirit into the Church. Once He died, God took the female portion of Christ and placed it into His female gender the Church. This is not blasphemy, this is what the Word of God declares. This completed the image of God the Father and God the Holy Spirit. John 7:38-39 "… out of His
( Christ's ) belly, ( the literal says womb just as the literal of where eve came out of Adam from ), shall flow rivers (seven) of living waters. This speaks of the sevenfold Holy Spirit, ( but this He spoke of the of the Spirit which they that believe on Him should receive: for the Spirit was not yet given because Jesus had not yet been glorified ). In other words, Jesus had not yet died!
Once the Spirit was given to mankind based upon Jesus' death and resurrection, the Church needed to be built up just as the woman who came out of the man had to be built up. What this is saying, is that there had to be a learning process in order to bring the woman who symbolized the Church, to maturity. And so it is with the Church also. She must learn just what pleases and displeases her husband. The Church is to be a bride. Any bride who is to be worth her salt must know how to please her husband.
Genesis 2:22 " And the rib ( the literal says side implying a gender ) which the Lord God had taken from the man, built He up into a woman. She became Adam's wife just as the Church will become Christ's wife. Both came out of their wombs. The Church will reign alongside Jesus. This will fulfill the prophecy of Genesis 1:26 " …and let them ( speaking not of Adam and Eve, but rather Christ and the Church, have dominion over the fish of the sea ( gentiles ), and the fowl of the air ( devils ), and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the face of the earth. ''




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