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June 25, 2012
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In Hebrews 5:12, it says, "For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles (logion) of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat." The Greek word "logion," means, "an utterance of God." To teach the principles of God, a person must be hearing the voice of God speaking to them and through them, as in prophesying. Those who are teaching without the anointing of the Holy Spirit are walking after the flesh and not after the Spirit.
In Galatians 3:17, it says, "And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect." This is a principle of God. What comes first, cannot be changed by something else that comes after. What comes later can become effective in what it declares. But it cannot change what came first.
The first time mentioned is also a principle of God. The first becomes the beginning. The beginning cannot be changed by anything that comes after the beginning. This applies to God, to angels, to people, even to the words used in writing the inspired Word of God called the Scriptures.
The complete Bible is laid out upon the Principles of God, not on the Laws of God. There is a major difference between the principles of God and the laws of God. The principles of God came before the laws of God. Therefore, the principles of God are greater than the laws of God. The principles of God overcome the laws of God.
In 1 Timothy 1:9,10, it explains the purpose of laws, saying, "Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers...For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine."
The two commandments given to Christians by our LORD Jesus Christ, are principles of God. Christians who live according to the two commandments, that are given to us by the LORD Jesus Christ, are not under the laws of God. Christians who do not live according to the principles of God will come under the laws of God, and be judged accordingly. The greatest principle of God is, "God is love (agape)." "Love overcomes all laws."
Some of the more commonly known principles of God are "Light overcomes darkness" (John 1:5; 1 John 1:5-7). "Righteousness overcomes unrighteousness" (2 Cor. 5:21; 1 John 1:9). "Eternal life overcomes eternal death" (John 5:24). "To obey is better than sacrifice," (1 Sam. 15:22,23; Heb. 5:8,9). These are all principles of God that overcome the laws of God.
The Principles of God
Every principle of God is found in the inspired written Word of God. (English versions of the Bible are not the inspired written Word of God. The inspired written Word of God was written in Hebrew Chaldees, and Greek. Any Bible that does not agree with the inspired Hebrew, Chaldees or Greek is not of God, it is of man).
Two of the principles of God are, "Headship," and "Each after His kind." The beginning of any creature becomes the head of all like creatures. Each one must reproduce "after his kind," (Gen. 1:11,12,21,24,25).
The principle of "after his kind," also applies to the words used in the Hebrew, Chaldees, and Greek text of the Scriptures. The words in the Hebrew, Chaldees, and Greek have what is called "a root word." The root word is the beginning of all words that come out from the root word. This same principle applies to understanding the Scriptures by interpretation or revelation of the Holy Spirit.
In 1 John 4:8 it says, "He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love." The greatest principle of God is "God is love" This is seen in the two commandments given to Christians by the LORD. In Matthew 22:36-40, it says, "Master, which is the great commandment in the law?...Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind...This is the first and great commandment...And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself...On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets."
These two commandments are a principle of God, which is greater than the Law and the Prophets. The principle of these two commandments will overcome the Law. Not just the law of the old testament prophets, but even the law of sin and death which came in the garden of Eden in Genesis 2:17, which says, "But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die (die ,die, two deaths)." In Romans 8:2, it says, "For the law of the Spirit of life (zoe) in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death." The life (zoe) in Christ Jesus is the life (zoe) of God. In John 1:4 it says, "In him was life (zoe); and the life (zoe) was the light of men."
God is love (agape) (1 John 4:8). The life of God includes the Love (agape) of God. We cannot have the life of God without having the love of God. These two are one in each other. God is not God without the love (agape) and the life (zoe). Jesus would not be the Son of God if He did not have the life (zoe) of God and the love (agape) of God in Him.
Neither are Christians "Children of God" without the life (zoe) of God and the love (agape) of God in them.
Principle Number One
The first principle of God is love (agape). God is love (1 John 4:8). Therefore, the first principle of God includes that of God Himself. God came first. Therefore, because God is love, the first principle of God is love.
Love is a principle. Love is not a law. The principle of love, overcomes the law. The law of sin and death came in the garden of Eden after Adam was created and before Eve was created. Adam was in the garden of Eden when the LORD God proclaimed "the law of sin and death." It says, "And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat...But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die (die, die)" (Gen. 2:16,17).
John 3:16, says, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." Therefore, the law of sin and death was overcome by the love of God, when God the Father sent His Son, "Jesus" into this world to take away the sin of the whole world. Why? So that man could live and not die. The principle of God's Love (agape) overcomes the laws of God.
All of the principles of God are based upon God Himself. God does not require anyone to do anything that God Himself would not do. God gives His creatures the ability to do whatsoever He requires them to do.
In John 1:13 it says, "Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God." If anyone was taught they were born again "in water baptism," they were told a lie.
When a person is truly born again, they are born again of the incorruptible Seed, which is the Word of God and the Holy Spirit, which is God with the Father and the Son (the Word of God) (1 Peter 1:23; John 3:5).
Principle Number Two
The principle of "headship" is seen in Genesis 1:27; 2:7,21, 3:17; 1 Cor. 11:8,9; Eph. 5:23; Col. 1:17,18; 1 Tim. 2:13; Rev. 1:17,18. In Genesis 1:27 it says, "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them." The word "man," in Genesis 1:27 does not mean "Adam," it means, "mankind, male and female"
In Genesis 2:7, it says, "And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul." This word "man," is not Adam, but mankind (male and female). Notice. Eve was in Adam, when mankind was created. The LORD God formed Eve from the flesh and bone of Adam and brought her to Adam (Gen. 2:21-23).
The first time Adam (as an individual person), is mentioned in Genesis, is where it says, "And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof" (Gen. 2:21). Ephesians 5:23 says, "For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body."
This is a revelation of the principle of "headship" according to the first time mentioned starting in Genesis 1:1. Yet, headship existed from before Genesis 1:1, where God the Father became the head of the Godhead, the Son (the Word) and the Holy Spirit follow in order.
Headship requires that everything created and under the headship of God the Father, must submit to the headship established by God the Father. Those who rebel against the headship established by God the Father will suffer the consequences according to the principles of God, established from the beginning.
"The first principle of God's Headship does not allow for anyone to do their own will." Everyone, including the Son of God, and the Holy Spirit must submit to the will of God the Father. This is God the Father's creation, and anyone who rebels against the will of God the Father is subject to receive according to their own doing.
God the Father is Love (agape in the Greek). Love must be the greatest desire of anyone who will submit to the Headship of God the Father. Love prefers others before themselves. A partial list of the attributes of Love (agape) is in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. It says, "Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up...does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil...does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth...bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things...Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away" (NKJV). Love forgives and forgets the past.
Lucifer, now called Satan the Devil was the first one to rebel against God the Father's will. Lucifer, now called Satan the Devil, can never again enter into the third heavens before the throne of God. He has already been judged, and condemned to Hell for all eternity. We can read the full account of Lucifer's rebellion and final destination in the Scriptures.
Adam became the first man in the flesh (male or female), that lived upon this earth. In Genesis 2:7 it says, "And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul." Adam was not spiritual. Adam did not become a living spirit as some falsely teach.
We cannot go only by what it says in Genesis 2:7 to determine what God is telling us about the creation of mankind in the beginning. We must study the complete Scriptures to know and understand the truth revealed in the Scriptures.
In the Hebrew and Chaldees languages, words change their meanings according to the subject that is being spoken of. Therefore, as an example in Genesis 2:7 it says, "...man became a living (chay) soul (nephesh)." In the Hebrew language, the words "chay nephesh," mean, "a living air breathing creature."
Therefore, we must go to the Greek language in 1 Corinthians 15:45-47, to understand what God is telling us in Genesis 2:7 concerning the creation of mankind in the flesh. It says, "And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit...Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual...The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven."
Here is some wisdom from God. When it says in the Scriptures, "it is written," that means, it is established by God and it cannot be changed. It is God's Word, and God's Word cannot be changed. That is how Jesus defeated Satan in the wilderness in Matthew 4:1-11 and Luke 4:1-13. For Christians to defeat the Devil in their lives, they also must know and speak the Word of God to the Devil.
The Scriptures are the inspired written Word of God (not the miss-translated versions of the Bibles that are available today). Do not look for some special "Bible translation" that you think you can understand better than some other "translation." It is impossible for anyone to understand the Scriptures according to their own natural mind. Jesus said in John 3:3, "Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God."
In 1 Corinthians 2:14 it says, "But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned." The Scriptures must be discerned by the Holy Spirit and revealed to those who are submitted to the Holy Spirit as their "Teacher." The Scriptures were written by men who received their information by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit (2 Tim, 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21). They can only be understood by those who are taught by God, not by men (Job 32:8). See 1 Corinthians, Chapter Two.
In 1 Corinthians 15:45, it says, "The first man Adam was made a living (zao) soul (psuche)..." The Greek word "zao" means "alive, living." The Greek word "psuche" is "psyche" in English. In English, the word psyche means, "the human soul, the mind, the intellect."
The living soul of man is not physical like the physical body. It is spiritual, whereby it does not take up space in man, and it is not a part of the physical body of man. It is a living soul that will continue to live forever in eternity. It cannot cease to exist.
The word "psyche" in English means that "the living soul of man is psychic." Psychic means; (1) of or having to do with the psyche, or mind. (2) beyond natural or known physical processes. (3) apparently sensitive to forces beyond the physical world.
That is why there are people who can contact the spiritual realm of Satan, and become witches, warlocks, false prophets, etc. They contact the Satanic spiritual realm with their mind, and receive information from the Satanic spiritual realm.
The soul of man is not the spirit of man. The spirit of man belongs to the LORD. It does not belong to man. It is given to man by God, and used by God to help man overcome the works of the Devil. Job 32:8 says, "But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding." That is the purpose for the spirit of man, which is in man.
If the spirit of man is in man, then man is not the spirit. Man is "a living soul." How ignorant can Spirit-filled Christians get before they lose their relationship and fellowship with God?
When men try to understand the Scriptures with their natural minds, they will not know the truth that is revealed by the Holy Spirit to those who are taught by God and not by men ( John 3:3; 6:45). Those who are taught by men, usually come up with all sorts of doctrines and teachings that do not agree with the inspired written Word of God.
Jesus said in John 6:45, "It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me." Jesus cannot lie. If Jesus had lied once, He would no longer be a part of the Godhead. He would be a liar, just like the Devil, who is the beginning of all lies (John 8:44).
When Jesus said "It is written in the prophets," that means what is written cannot be changed. It is the Word of God and it cannot be changed, for God cannot change. When Jesus said "And they shall be all taught of God," that only applies to those who obey God, and the LORD Jesus Christ. Those who disobey the LORD, and God, can have their names taken out of the Book of Life, and end up in the lake of fire. This is all explained in the Scriptures from Genesis 1:1 through Revelation.
The Scriptures are "very clear," to those who have eyes to see and ears to hear what the Holy Spirit is saying to those who belong to Jesus Christ. Those who do not belong to Jesus Christ will not understand the Scriptures, and will not inherit eternal life in heaven. That is also very clear in the Scriptures (1 Cor. 15:22).
In Ezekiel 18:4, it says, "Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die." The "law of God" says that "every soul that sinneth shall surely die" The "principle of God" says, "Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered...And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him" (Heb. 5:8,9). The principles of God are greater than the laws of God. The principles of God came first, then the laws of God came after Lucifer rebelled against the principles of God and became Satan the Devil.
Adam became the first human being created by the LORD God. Therefore, Adam became the head (the beginning) of mankind in the flesh. Everyone who is born "of the flesh" is born in Adam. Sin and death came upon Adam, when he sinned against God in Genesis 3:6,17. Therefore, it says in Romans 5:12, "Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned." Everyone born "of the flesh" had sin and death resident in them from the beginning.
Sin and death came "upon mankind" though the headship of Adam. It passed upon all who are born "of" the flesh. (Note: Jesus was not born "of" the flesh. Jesus was born "in" the flesh.) Adam was not Jesus' Father. Jesus' Father was God the Father. Jesus' mother was Mary, a virgin woman.
Acts 17:24-26, says, "God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands...Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things...And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation." Following Adam's sin, sin and death passed through the bloodline of Adam to everyone born of the flesh.
Principle Number Three
The principle of "after his kind," applies to everything, including the Godhead, created creatures, and even to the words used in the Hebrew, Chaldees, and Greek text of the Scriptures.
Starting with Genesis 1:1, it says, "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." This word "beginning" is speaking of the beginning, before the angels, before Genesis 1:2, and things following Genesis 1:2.
As we look at this verse, keep in mind, this principle includes the Hebrew, Chaldees, and Greek languages. We cannot know what God is revealing unless we understand the principles of the Hebrew, Chaldees, and Greek languages.
In the Hebrew, Genesis 1:1 begins by saying, "In the beginning (re'shiyth)...." The Hebrew word "re'shiyth," comes from "ro'shan," which comes from an unused Hebrew root word. This word "beginning (re'shiyth)," (as it is used in the Hebrew here), means, "before anything was created by God, who created everything that was created in the beginning." The use of this Hebrew word does not pertain to before God, for God is the beginning. But it pertains to before God created the heavens and the earth.
A correct translation of Genesis 1:1 should read, "God, in the beginning, created the heavens and the earth." God was, before the beginning that is spoken of in Genesis 1:1.
The Hebrew word for God in Genesis 1:1 is "elohiym" which is in the plural form, meaning, "two or more individuals in one." In John 1:1,2, it says, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God...The same was in the beginning with God." In 1 John 5:7 it says, "For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one."
In John 14:28, Jesus said, "Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I." Jesus said, God the Father is His Father, meaning, "the beginning, the first one."
God the Father is the first one, therefore, God the Father is the "root," of the beginning of the Godhead. The root must reproduce "after His kind." The "root" is the beginning.
Out of the "root," comes the "stem." In John 15:1, "the stem" is called "the vine (or as in a tree, it would be called the trunk)." The vine or stem "proceeds up from the ground from the root." As a tree grows, it has its beginning in the root, then it starts growing and proceeds up through the ground into the area above the ground. What we see above the ground is the "stem." or the vine or the trunk.
Out from the vine or the trunk, comes the branches. On the branches are the leaves, and then the fruit. The fruit and the leaves are dependent upon the branches. The branches are dependent upon the vine or the trunk. The vine or the trunk is dependent upon the root. Therefore, the root is the source of the vine or trunk. The vine or trunk is the source of the branches. The branches are the source of the leaves and fruit. The fruit is the source of the new seed.
Another tree is produced from the seed which is in the fruit of the first tree. When that seed is planted, it must die, and through death, a new tree begins to grow from the heart of the seed which died. By this a new root, a new tree or vine is established by which there comes a new stem, or trunk, which produces new branches, which produce new leaves, and fruit, which produce new seeds, which are planted and die. etc., etc., etc. Every seed must reproduce "after his kind."
In Genesis 5:1,3, it says, "This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him...And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth."
Adam was created in the likeness of God. But all the descendants of Adams were born in the image of "Adam," after sin and death came upon Adam in the garden of Eden. Therefore, mankind continued to reproduce "after his kind."
Until Christians understand this principle, they will easily be deceived by those who do not understand this principle. Therefore, let those understand, who have ears to hear and eyes to see, and a spirit to understand.
As for the rest, there is no hope. Many kings and noble men of this earth will die, without knowledge or understanding. Revelation 22:11, says, "He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still." In 1 Corinthians 14:28, it says, "But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant." Spiritual things are not understood by the natural mind.
Principle Number Four
Principle number four is "A free will." All principles are established by the beginning of the principle. God the Father is the beginning of all principles. God the Father is the beginning of the Godhead. God the Father has "a free will."
God the Father is "the seed," the beginning, "the root" of the Godhead. By the "free will" of God the Father, the Son (the Word of God), and the Holy Spirit came out of the Father. The Son of God (the Word of God), is the stem "the Vine" (John 15:1). The Holy Spirit is the "mood" (the branches), where the fruit is produced. The Son of God (the Word of God), must produce in the likeness of "the root," the beginning of the Godhead, which is God the Father. The Holy Spirit, "the mood" (the branches) must produce after "the stem" (the Vine) (John 15:1).
Therefore, the Son of God (the Word of God), and the Holy Spirit have a free will. Because God the Father has a free will and the Son of God and the Holy Spirit are "after His kind," they also have a free will, to choose between their will and the will of God the Father.
As long as the Son of God, and the Holy Spirit do only the will of God the Father, they will remain a part of the Godhead. If they do their own will "contrary" to the will of God the Father, they will no longer be "one with the Father." The seed must produce "after His kind."
Lucifer was created by God and given a free will. Lucifer did his own will, contrary to the will of God the Father. Thereby, Lucifer rebelled against God, and was cast out of the third heavens. Lucifer, now called Satan the Devil will spend eternity in a lake of fire called hell.
Adam was created by the LORD God, and given a free will (Gen. 2:16). The Tree of Life was in the garden along with the tree of knowledge of good and evil (Gen. 2:9). Adam rebelled against the will of God and was prevented from eating of the Tree of Life (Gen. 3:6.17, 22-24).
Christians are born again into the body of Christ by the will of God. We did not choose God. God chose us (John 6:44, 15:16). John 1:13 says, "Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God." In the New Birth, Christians were translated from the flesh of Adam into the Spirit of Christ (Rom. 8:9; 2 Cor. 5:17; Col. 1:13). Christians received the gift of life in Christ Jesus (not by our will), but by the will of God the Father. Christians received the gift of the Holy Spirit (not by our will), but by the will of God the Father.
What will happen if Christians do their own will, and do not do the will of God the Father? What will happen if the seed of "our will" does not deny itself? Will the seed of our will reproduce after its kind?
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