Chapter Twenty Nine
A New Creation Ė The Kingdom of God
Creation was made in the image of God as He was when He created all things. We see God as the Alpha God -- the beginning of all Creation. However -- hidden in the Scriptures is the Truth that both God and Creation will be changed by the birth of Jesus. Jesus is the beginning of a new thing that included both the Godhead and Creation. Jesus Christ is the King of the new Kingdom of God.
The new Kingdom of God is an entirely new thing. It never existed in the form that it will be in with Jesus Christ sitting on the throne of God as Lord of all. That had never been in eternity past and it will always be in eternity future.
I believe that at the present time the Kingdom of God has a King named Jesus. However -- the realm of the Kingdom of God isnít complete yet because we arenít there yet. I believe that the realm of the Kingdom wonít be complete until after the marriage supper of the lamb when Jesus the King takes His Bride into His Kingdom to reign with Him forever.
The people that make up the Bride of Christ have forsaken all and bowed their knee to King Jesus and His Lordship. In those people only can Jesus reign as Lord of the Kingdom of God that is within each of those people.
Then in the future -- some thousand years from now -- give or take a few years -- Jesus will take all of those that have made Him their true Lord -- into His Kingdom to sit down and eat the Lordís supper with Him. That is what He meant when He said -- (Mark 14:25 KJV) Verily I say unto you, I will drink no more of the fruit of the vine, until that day that I drink it new in the kingdom of God.
So we see that God goes through a change within Himself in that He becomes a man named Jesus. As we try to imagine how great God is -- we have to be careful that we donít end up with a God that is the product of our imagination -- a God that will only do what we imagine He will do -- or we restrict God to doing things only in the way that we imagine that He will do them.
God will do things the way that He has determined to do them and many -- even most times -- theyíre ways that we would never think. (Isa 55:9 KJV) For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
His ways are to allow for the suffering of death so that Sin will be destroyed forever from Creation. So then -- since there is a change in the God of all Creation -- there must needs be a change in Creation itself -- because Creation is for the express purpose to come into the likeness of God.
The next thing that is revealed to us is that God has set up in Creation an order that is established by His decree. He submits Himself to that order as well as requiring that all things also submit to that order. Itís the same order that the Kingdom of God is founded on.
So we see in Creation -- that first -- there is a relationship established as God being Lord. He establishes that He is the Lord because has received all things by inheritance. Then -- He establishes order.
So the next thing we would expect in the creation of things -- is order. We see that in the conception of a child in its mothers womb. First -- there is the creation of the child at conception -- that established relationship. The child is its fatherís and motherís son. Then -- there is order established while the child is still in the womb. Thatís so the child can live outside of the womb. The childís body grows in a progressive order.
So in the first verse of Genesis one -- there is a conception -- God creates the Heavens and the Earth. Then the following verses are establishing order.
God says -- Let there be Light. Then God separates the Light from the Darkness. He calls the Light Day and the Darkness He calls Night. That is the first step in establishing order.
The Scripture doesnít say one is evil and the other good -- but God chose to use them as illustrations to reveal the difference between righteousness and sin. God chose to use light as an illustration of Truth and darkness as an illustration of the Lie. (1 John 1:5 KJV) This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. God is Truth and in Him is no Lie at all.
Spewed out of His Mouth
That is further illustrated when Jesus says in -- (Rev 3:14 KJV) And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
(Rev 3:15 KJV) I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
(Rev 3:16 KJV) So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
(Rev 3:17 KJV) Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
(Rev 3:18 KJV) I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
(Rev 3:19 KJV) As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
These verses reveal that the Church has believed lies about her condition and so has become a teacher of lies. Because Jesus is the Truth He will have no lies in His mouth and so He spews the Church out of His mouth.
The Truth establishes order and reveals purpose and direction. The Lie promotes disorder and confusion so that purpose and direction will be lost. The Kingdom of God is a Kingdom of order and the kingdoms of the world are kingdoms of disorder.
Satanís rebellion has brought disorder into Creation and Godís plan and purpose seems to be thwarted -- but we will see that because Satanís rebellion was foreknown by God -- that Godís plan is still running perfectly and on time.
The Triune God in the forever past existed alone as the Father -- Son and Holy Spirit -- and by Himself set the bounds of what we will call the Universe because thatís what God called it. He -- in a sense -- had the Universe within Himself. His existence is infinite. In other words -- He wasnít contained in a Universe Ė He was all that existed. The Universe that we see came forth out of Him. We as spiritual children also existed in Him. We as spiritual children existed in God in a likeness as sperm exists in man today.
Some say it came forth out of nothing and God could do it that way -- but I believe there is a oneness between the God of Creation and Creation itself and -- to keep the likeness -- I suggest that God brought forth the Universe like a child is brought forth from its mother. The Universe came forth from within God.
So -- as we said -- there couldnít be a Universe that contained God because then the Universe that contained Him would be greater than He was. So I would call this an incomprehensible. Our finite minds canít understand a thing that is without limits and boundaries.
God has no beginning or ending. The only thing that could contain God is God Himself.
So the beginning of our understanding starts there. God Himself contains the incomprehensible Universe -- without end -- boundless. God speaks and the Universe comes forth from Him. The Universe came forth out of the womb of God which we will see is Godís mouth. God speaks and things come into being.
So then -- Godís words are the creative force that causes things to come forth from Himself. He speaks and the Universe comes forth and is filled with Light. Itís the Light of His glory. The glory of His presence. Itís both a spiritual and material Universe. Light is everywhere -- everything emits the light of the glory of God because He has created it.
Everything that is in a new born child is the seed form of what is in its parents.
Here is another Truth that we should take note of and remember. Godís mouth is the place where His Word comes forth. Godís mouth is the womb out of which new things come. So -- before the fall of man -- I believe that Adamís mouth was the place where his words came forth to give life to the world around him. Through Adamís mouth he could raise Creation to the level of God.
When Adam ate some fruit Ė he lifted the fruit into a new level of existence as the substance of the fruit was changed into the substance of Adam and so-- was more like God than when it we just fruit.
Adam was to speak to the world and Adamís words would sustain and replenish the Earth.
Gen. 1:28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
The Earth was to have the constant flow of the supply of God to it through the mouth of Adamís spoken words. We were not intended to be digging up the Earth and raping it of its resources. The supply was to come to the Earth through the man and woman that God put there to replenish it.
I further believe that it was Adamís words that gave life to the animals that he named. As Adam called out their names the life of God flowed into their bodies and they lived.
Now remember --that this life that is coming forth out of God and subsequently out of Adam is an example of life coming forth out of the life that gives it. It is life coming forth out of life. Itís what I call the grace life. Itís undeserved gifts.
I call this the highest form of producing new life that exists at that time. But make a note of this Truth -- We will see that this form of life isnít the highest form of life that can come from God. I know that is a little hard to see right here but we will see that -- never the less -- itís true. God will bring forth a way of producing life out of death -- called resurrection life. That is the highest form of life that there will ever be. Life that comes forth out of death is infinitely higher than life that comes forth out of life without death. Jesus Christ is our example of that form of life -- resurrection life.
We can see from this conclusion that God in His foreknowledge has built into Creation the necessity of each conscience being to have to die to self-rule in order to enter the eternal Kingdom of God.
The necessity of every conscience being to have to die to its self-rule in order to enter the Kingdom of God requires that our blessings come to us only by inheritance.
Adam and Eve were powerful beings -- made in the image of God -- but the second Adam -- Jesus the Christ -- is the greatest being in the Universe. During the time when Jesus arose from the dead and became the King of the new Kingdom of God Ė He and He alone was the only man and God that has ever entered the realm of life from the dead. He is truly the beginning of a new Creation.
When Adam and Eve believed The Lie and became Sin -- the womb of the Universe shifted from the mouth of Adam to the body of Eve. Eve then became the mother of all things that would come forth with life after that. Adamís words were Spirit breathed words and they gave life to whatever he spoke to. Eveís body was made from the dust of the ground and it reproduced itself as fallen man.
There are hidden Truths in all of this that I canít talk about. They are too astounding to mention. Paul said in -- (2 Cor 12:4 KJV) How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter. The word there for lawful means that it wouldnít be profitable to talk about this subject in public.
Because of the religious hearts of people you canít talk about some subjects because they would be offended and so to bring up certain subjects in a crowd wouldnít do anything except cause problems.