Understanding God's Purposes in the Word
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I’ve been a believer for 20 years and have been in ministry, preaching, for the past 6 years. Throughout that time, I've been an avid student of the Bible. I've even read it cover to cover three times. Yet, I must say that I didn't fully understand most of what I read.
Sure, I believed it was God's Word and rightfully deserved reverence; possessing the greatest authority on earth. Many preachers I listened to did their best to help me understand who God is and how to walk with him as a disciple of Jesus. Nevertheless, I couldn't understand why there were so many disagreements on what the Bible meant and why there were so many different interpretations of one passage.
I know why. We've never been able to understand the language the Bible is written in—until now.
The Bible is written in a language called Spirit, if you don’t speak that language you are basically Bible illiterate. You are carrying around a book that you don’t understand. Why would God give us a book if we couldn't understand it?
We can understand the Word!
We must get off the milk bottle and go on to the meat of the Word. Hebrews 5:14 says, those who are on strong meat are of full age, they are mature. Hebrews 6 says, let us go on to perfection!
The Spirit language is comprised of numbers, colors, symbols, and patterns. Once you have these basics you can understand the Bible from Genesis to Revelation.
Getting out of Enslavement
I sat one day and a question came to my mind, How do you keep a people enslaved from generation to generation to generation?
It's not by shackles, it's not by chains because if you have enough slaves they can work together and break those chains. The way that you keep people enslaved from generation to generation is by keeping them uneducated. I believe that is what's happening now; the rulers of darkness are nervous that very soon, the sons of God are going to learn the Bible and fully understand it. Once you understand the Bible that is the end of your enslavement. That’s the end of being manipulated or controlled.
The Volume of the Book
The starting point to really understand the Word and God's purposes is to read the volume of the Book. Hebrews 10 verses 5, 7, and 9 really give you a layout of what the Bible is about.
Hebrews 10:5 KJV - "Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:"
Hebrews 10:7 KJV - "Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God."
Hebrews 10:9 KJV - "Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second."
Here's what these three verses are telling you. The Old (the time before the cross) was about a body that was being prepared for the final sacrifice. The entire volume is about Christ. You have to read the volume and not just a few verses here and there. Lastly, the coming of the Son of man was God removing the first covenant, the Law of Moses so that the New could be established.
The Bible has been taught to us in separate stories. But it’s one story. It’s God’s story. To understand God’s purposes, we must rightly divide the Word.
2 Timothy 2:15 KJV says, "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."
If Paul says we must rightly divide the Word, it’s because there are people wrongly dividing the Word. You divide the written Word by understanding times, seasons, and realms.
What is Time?
To understand the Word, you must understand time.
Time is divided into seven spiritual days, four generations and three worlds. This is the story of the Bible; a book on life and immortality. It’s God’s redemption plan to get man out of time and into his ultimate purpose, which is Rest.
These 7 spiritual days are what you read about in Genesis 1. Each spiritual day plays out as a thousand years in time. Peter writes, "But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day." 2 Peter 3:8 KJV In Genesis 1, we have God’s blueprint for time. The four generations are Adam, Noah, Abraham, and Christ. Christ is the final generation. Adam was disobedient and that ignited the battle for seed. Cain opened the door to death and the Pit. The sons of God were from Seth’s seedline and they went into the daughters of men, which was Cain’s seedline and man began to do wickedly on the earth.
In this dispensation, God walked among men but his Spirit had to work from the outside of man and it wasn't ideal. Moses writes about this in Genesis 6:3 KJV, "And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years."
Adam's disobedience meant that the ground was cursed (Genesis 3:17). God worked with Noah to build an ark and to deal with the first curse, that’s water. That time period before the flood was the first world. The second world began with Abraham, the father of faith. Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph became the foundation stones of the world that would bring forth Christ; in order for the Church to be born. The Church is a world that has no end. Paul explains this in Ephesians 3:21 KJV, "Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen."
God removed the second world with fire, in order to bring forth a world where the Spirit of God can dwell inside of man. Peter explains the different worlds and time periods in which God carried out his purposes.
2 Peter 3:3 KJV - "Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts," (2 Peter was written between 65 and 68 AD, he’s writing about the time period he was in)
2 Peter 3:4 KJV - "And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation."
2 Peter 3:5 KJV - "For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:"
2 Peter 3:6 KJV - "Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:"
2 Peter 3:7 KJV - "But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men."
The Law overstayed its welcome and as long as that first tabernacle was still standing the way into the kingdom could not be made open. The writer of Hebrews says, "The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing:" - Hebrews 9:8 KJV
After his resurrection, Jesus brought the kingdom, and after the Siege of Jerusalem in 70AD, the kingdom opened.
Where are We Now?
We are in the 7th day, the last day in God’s week that is called Rest (Genesis 2:2). Where man and creation must be liberated from death and from this fallen state. Romans 8:19 says creation is waiting for God’s sons to be revealed.
In the fullness of time, God manifested as man on the earth, at the end of time, man will manifest God. It means we will be restored to the likeness of God.
It’s time for the Church to stop praying for the kingdom to come and to recognize that the kingdom came and we must enter the kingdom and go on to possess the kingdom. To possess the kingdom means to totally step into your kingship and rulership on earth; where nothing can withstand you, not even death.
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