“Oh, the unspeakable greatness of that exchange,—the Sinless One is condemned, and he who is guilty goes free; the Blessing bears the curse, and the cursed is brought into blessing; the Life dies, and the dead live; the Glory is whelmed in darkness, and he who knew nothing but confusion of face is clothed with glory.” Trailady

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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Man, the corporeal image of the invisible, eternal God

“And God said, Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.” (Gen. 1:26).
The human race is special specie in the universe. Satan knows this and despises this fact with all of his being. Therefore, the master deceiver has sought to blot the image of God from humanity in all respects. Yet, he has failed and will ultimately perish before he ever fulfills his great dream.

“For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.” (Matt. 24:21-22).

Our Creator has safeguarded His special creation from Satan’s destruction by beginning every object of His creative power and wisdom from scratch. True, Satan can manipulate creation after God has made it. But, he has a huge job to keep the beauty of the Creator down since God’s newest creations are ever coming forth from nothing. The buds that bloom, the pupa that become insects, the egg that grows into the human, all begin from pure and clean atoms. Satan can corrupt them all after their creation, but he cannot touch the atoms and their components.

The gorgeous displays of color and grandeur of the flora and fauna, the amazing members of the mammal, fish, and insect kingdoms, the powerful forces of weather and the inanimate items and aspects of Earth, all must be stopped and wiped away before God can cease from being glorified. And since they all come from nothing, they will ever plague the devil and stoke his vehement wrath. And God will carry on glorified.

“Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, Thou art very great; Thou art clothed with honour and majesty.
Who coverest Thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:
Who layeth the beams of His chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds His chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind:
Who maketh His angels spirits; His ministers a flaming fire:
Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever.
Thou coveredst it with the deep as with a garment: the waters stood above the mountains.
At Thy rebuke they fled; at the voice of Thy thunder they hasted away.
They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys unto the place which Thou hast founded for them.
Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over; that they turn not again to cover the earth.
He sendeth the springs into the valleys, which run among the hills.
They give drink to every beast of the field: the wild asses quench their thirst.
By them shall the fowls of the heaven have their habitation, which sing among the branches.
He watereth the hills from his chambers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit of Thy works.
He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth;
And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth man’s heart.
The trees of the LORD are full of sap; the cedars of Lebanon, which He hath planted;
Where the birds make their nests: as for the stork, the fir trees are her house.
The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats; and the rocks for the conies.
He appointed the moon for seasons: the sun knoweth his going down.
Thou makest darkness, and it is night: wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth.
The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their meat from God.
The sun ariseth, they gather themselves together, and lay them down in their dens.
Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labour until the evening.
O LORD, how manifold are Thy works! in wisdom hast Thou made them all: the earth is full of Thy riches.
So is this great and wide sea, wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts.
There go the ships: there is that leviathan, whom Thou hast made to play therein.
These wait all upon Thee; that Thou mayest give them their meat in due season.
That Thou givest them they gather: Thou openest Thine hand, they are filled with good.
Thou hidest Thy face, they are troubled: Thou takest away their breath, they die, and return to their dust.
Thou sendest forth Thy spirit, they are created: and Thou renewest the face of the earth.
The glory of the LORD shall endure for ever: the LORD shall rejoice in His works.
He looketh on the earth, and it trembleth: He toucheth the hills, and they smoke.
I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.
My meditation of Him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the LORD.
Let the sinners be consumed out of the earth, and let the wicked be no more. Bless thou the LORD, O my soul. Praise ye the LORD.” (Ps. 104:1-35).

Let Satan be consumed in the “everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels.” (Matt. 25:41). He has sought to destroy the beauty of holiness that our Creator instilled in the Earth. His efforts have been to understand the chemistry of nature and to alter the foundation of matter. If he can achieve that, then he can warp God’s works at their beginnings before they have the chance to glorify their Maker.

The devil knows the intricacies of the DNA and has poisoned its molecules. That powerful machine is responsible to the incalculable variety and commonalty among minor and major routines built into the species of flora and fauna; and that machine can be altered. Cancers are nothing more than manipulated and damaged chromosomes.

Two prominent features of cancer cells are abnormal numbers of chromosomes (aneuploidy) and large-scale structural rearrangements of chromosomes. These chromosome aberrations are caused by genomic instabilities inherent to most cancers. Aneuploidy arises through chromosomal instability (CIN) by the persistent loss and gain of whole chromosomes. Chromosomal rearrangements occur through chromosome structure instability (CSI) as a consequence of improper repair of DNA damage. (Taken from

At its lowest levels nature can be destroyed since the mastermind of evil has instructed evil men to disobey the laws of God. Now, before children can grow to choose love and duty to man, and heart-felt obedience to the righteousness of God, they are damaged, their minds impaired, their souls cut off from their Savior and friend. Self-indulgence has been Satan’s grandest scheme and most successful tool to remake this God’s most prized possession, the human race. Through self-indulgence the destroyer leads man to ruin both his sanctuary world and his own spiritual connection to His heavenly Parent. He leads man to destroy himself.

“Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?” (1Cor. 6:19). “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.” (1Cor. 3:16,17).

Damaging and destroying our bodies inhibits our ability to connect with our Creator and receive the spiritual life that He intended to match the physical life. The physical, as great a gift as it is, is only made to support the greater life, the relationship with our Creator. His greatest desire is communion. Heart to heart fellowship with His “whole family in heaven and earth” (Eph. 3:15) is what He lives for, face to face communication.

Especially so does this apply to humanity. Adam was made like God. While the plant and animal kingdoms were spoken into existence, Adam was personally and lovingly molded into existence. “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life.” (1Jn. 1:1). Adam was a type of Christ; Christ was the second Adam. As the apostles had seen Jesus with their eyes and touched Him with their hands, so did Jesus to their first father. The Son of God shaped His precious child, looked into his still closed eyes, calmly but anxiously awaiting the endless life of companionship He would have with this unique creation.

“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.” (Gen. 2:7). “This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made He him; male and female created He them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.” (Gen. 5:1,2).

His body imitated by time and matter the infinite, omnipotent Son of God. “His body also was like the beryl, and His face as the appearance of lightning, and His eyes as lamps of fire, and His arms and His feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of His words like the voice of a multitude.” (Dan. 10:6). “His head and His hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and His eyes were as a flame of fire; and His feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and His voice as the sound of many waters… and His countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.” (Rev. 1:14,16).

And, in His divine spirit body, the pre-incarnate Son of God imitated His Father, the great invisible King, “Him that liveth for ever and ever.” (Rev. 5:14). “I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of His head like the pure wool: His throne was like the fiery flame, and His wheels as burning fire.” (Dan. 7:9).

When forming Adam and Eve, His glory He represented by their hair. Hair is lovely as a covering. “A woman hav[ing] long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.” (1Cor. 11:14,15). As God and His Son and the angelic forces were decorated with glory flowing from their heads. “Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.
16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.
17 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.
” (Eze. 28: ), so the Son made His own son and His son’s sister/wife to flow with hair. “For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels.” (1Cor. 11:10).

“Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When either man or woman shall separate themselves to vow a vow of a Nazarite, to separate themselves unto the LORD:… All the days of the vow of his separation there shall no razor come upon his head: until the days be fulfilled, in the which he separateth himself unto the LORD, he shall be holy, and shall let the locks of the hair of his head grow.” (Num. 6:2,5). As long as Nazarites remained covenanted with the Lord’s, their hair was to remain uncut.

The stronger the composition of hair, the longer it remains intact before crumbling at it end, disappearing from sight. This ingenious design duplicates the glory streaming from God, which diminishes with distance. Like the rays of the sun, the hair from Adam ran out to an end that could not be visibly recognized. Thus, Adam could be a recreation of his Maker, mimicking His glory with corporeal materials. In Adam’s shining earthy material he wore his Master’s spirit, angelic brilliance.

Adam’s and Eve’s eyes represented even more beauty than the rest of their glowing countenance and body. The Son of God fashioned His children’s eyebrows and eyelashes to not only accomplish a practical protection from their earthly environmental dust and sunlight, but also to represent the greater light than the noonday sun which shone like lightning from His eyes and from that of His God and Father.

As His heavenly body was as the color of burnished brass, He made their bodies from clay, and called their name, Adam, earthy.

“The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second Man is the Lord from heaven. As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.” (1Cor. 15:47-49).

So GodH430 createdH1254 (H853) manH120 in his own image,H6754 in the imageH6754 of GodH430 createdH1254 he him; maleH2145 and femaleH5347 createdH1254 he them.” (Gen. 1:27).

Hebrew אָדָם ‘âdâm means “ruddy,” “red,” “from the ground or earth,” [or, by extension, “land” (Gen. 1:1)].

By this again Adam and Eve could praise God and love each other as they saw one another’s resemblance to their beloved Maker. And later, when the Son would introduce them to procreation, their joy and glory would be multiplied again and again throughout eternity by beholding the beauty of holiness from their Creator and His Father as seen in the children that came forth from them.

“And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening Spirit.” (1Cor. 15:45). Adam naturally possessed the remarkable faculty to commune with his Creator. His joy outshined his wife’s. He inherited this ability upon resuscitation when Jesus breathed into Adam’s nostrils His Holy Spirit. Upon breathing into the holy couple, He said, Receive ye the Holy Ghost. The breath of life itself, as necessary for corporeal existence, was representative of the spiritual life from Christ implanted in Adam’s soul. Purity and simplicity comprised the character mold Jesus designed for Adam and his life mate. Adam was a walking, talking, rejoicing, vulnerable, corporeal spirit. He did not have a soul; he was a soul.

“Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord. For as the woman is of the man, Even so is the man also by the woman; but all things of God.” (1Cor. 11:11,12). Both Adam and Eve were individual souls. But, they both also were one soul, as Christ made them spiritually one in marriage and “blessed them, and called their name Adam.” (Gen. 5:2). Then both their names were “Adam” and in a special sense they thought alike. Their hearts controlled their minds; love bound their plans and desires together. Today, this wonderful arrangement of love still plies its art to keep peace in earth.

Yet, the man Adam was not to be worshiped. He could only be what he was made to be. The Originator of this glorious soul walking the earth was the real object of worship—the One who planted Adam in his beautiful paradise. Christ was not a living soul, but the one who created living beings. The Life-giver was a quickening spirit. None but the Son could originate the spark of life, either mortal or spiritual. One look of His indignation struck tonic conviction into Adam. Another look of tenderness struck lowliness and rest in the heart of earth’s first mortal.

“Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD” (Jer. 23:24), “who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power Everlasting. Amen.” (1Tim. 6:15,16). And He has given His Son to do the same.

As the Son of God fills the universe, He gave Adam the authority to fill all of earth.

“So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them.
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.
And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.
And God saw every thing that He had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.” (Gen. 1:27-31).

As God oversees His universe, and His Son governs it, so Adam traversed his new home, uniting its several corporeal plant, animal, bird, fish, insect, weather, metal and mineral, kingdoms under the wings of his magnanimous love and manhood. The biology, physics, chemistry and mathematics of his planet were his constant study. Husbandry was his love, family matters and priesthood his great joy, and personal communion with God his life. His days and nights were filled with all the fullness of his Creator.

Reliving the glory of Eden, David said, “the LORD will command His lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night His song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.” (Ps. 42:8). Let us all often go back there, too.


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