We live a shadow
9 (For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our days upon earth are a shadow:)
10 Shall not they teach thee, and tell thee, and utter words out of their heart?
11 Can the rush grow up without mire? can the flag grow without water?
The book of Job is the oldest book of the Bible. It was written years before Moses and yet we find this book has some of the most awesome understanding of the Kingdom of God. Job a Man of God had the calling of a Teacher like Solomon and was blessed with exceptional wisdom and understanding. In his book Job touches the fourth and the top stage of Bible study which is image study and we see the same in today's message.
When I say image it does not mean idol, but the understanding and design behind an object. Everything God created in Genesis chapter 1 is written as 'His Kind' or 'Their Kind' and it is when we understand this we will understand creation and the Kingdom of God.
When God was asked as to how He will talk to His people when they are so stubborn and stiff-necked, God spoke through Isaiah and said in 4 stages:
1) Precept by precept - which means commentaries
2) Line by line - which means cross references
3) Here a little, there a little - which means word study
4) In stammering (strange) lips and another tongue - things like image study, Bible codes, etc...
These are the four stages through which a person grows in study of scriptures. Please do not try to jump stages, unless your foundational stage is not strong and you go directly to stage 3 or 4 then you are sure to crash down or become an instrument of Satan.
It is only when we understand the image of God in us, then only will we understand God and what the term 'son of God' means, why Jesus is called the only Son of God when He was 100percent man on earth, why Paul wrote Christ came so that we may become sons of God.
The most amazing stage of my study with the Lord was when He revealed to me everything (means everything) in this world from the micro-organism to the whole universe is made so that we may understand the Kingdom of God, which means everything has an image behind it. It is not only the object but also the way they relate and interact with others, also gives us understanding of the Kingdom of God.
The Heavens above is a spirit world and man cannot even contemplate the word 'spirit' which in Hebrew means breathe. Man imagines spirit as a smoke but God puts it as formless, having life and more real than this physical world. Everything in Heaven living, even the things which Heaven is made of. People think there will be roads of gold and structures of precious stone and they will be disappointed when the reach there, for the Kingdom of God is made of much more precious living things than earthly dead things.
When I tell people about the requirements of being a Christian they say 'it is impossible'. This impossible is only possible when we know the Kingdom of God and understand it. If we live in this little world that we are in, every little thing becomes the world for us and thus impossible to give up or overcome. It is only when we know the Kingdom of God and how great it is these little things become nothing for us to give up.
We are living in a projection or hologram, and this projection will one day cease when Jesus comes again. Are we prepared to move into the real world? It is better we learn more of this today so that we are not caught by surprise and that is what God desires.
Do not struggle in life but let the knowledge and understanding of the Kingdom of God set you free.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, You called us children of Light yet most of us live in darkness for we do not understand the things concerning Heaven. We like to see all things in earthly ways but on the contrary You make earthly things in a Heavenly way. In your wisdom You made all things in a way that man can never complain that they did not know You or your Kingdom even if they did not get a Bible in their hands or no one came to give them the Gospel. Lord, give your children wisdom that they may understand this life and the things concerning life, that they may not love this world but the real world which is your Kingdom...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
Genesis 1:11 - And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
Genesis 1:12 - And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
Genesis 1:21 - And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
Genesis 1:24 - And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
Genesis 1:25 - And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
Genesis 6:20 - Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive.
Genesis 7:14 - They, and every beast after his kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind, and every fowl after his kind, every bird of every sort.
Genesis 1:27 - And God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them (him).
9 Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.
10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:
11 For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people.
Luke 8:10 - And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to the rest in parables; that seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.
20 And being asked by the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God cometh, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:
21 neither shall they say, Lo, here! or, There! for lo, the kingdom of God is within you.
22 And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it.
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