On the first day in the Creation, our Great God said: let there be light ! - and God saw the light was good, and He divided it from the darkness. - and on the sixth day, God created man, in His own image He created them.But the evil spirit, like a dangerous, destructiv, intoxicating virus, by lies, deception and misleading adam and eve, stole there birth-right, and took over the right to the Earth. - It's only a simpel explanation of mine, what I want to share, is much more wonderful, a constructiv end of this deception.God send us His Son, to be born as a human in flesh and blood as us. And Jesus followed the will of the Almighty God's, and as a Light a Living word from God, (Isaiah 55:8-11.v.) - teach us, and paid the price for our sin, (our going our own way, doing our own will) on the cross of Golgatha, by given His own life instead of ours, so He could set us free to make our free decision, - to believe in God and follow the will of He's !When Jesus died at the cross, the enemys pierced Him in His side, and blood and water flow down to the ground, as a pay for the sin in the earth. - but it also symbolic point to eve taken out from the side, the rib of adam. - Now the children following Jesus, is born by the will of God.Friends took Jesus down, and quickly placed Him in a tomb, because it was close to a Sabbath. Jesus was in the grave in three days, - but early in the morning on the first day, He was resurrected, - but not only that, - He was Born again as the Firstborn of a New Creation, - a New Adam, - a New Son of Man. - looking forward to fulfill Daniel 7:12-14.v.That Jesus who have worked in the creation of man in genesis, by breathing life into Adam, - He now was born, - on the first day, - as the first New Son of Man,and it happen on the first day, now the light for ever have been seperated from darkness. - Jesus who in John 1:12-13.v. gave all who would believe in Him, the right to be the sons, - chiildren of God, - given birth by the will of God, - He now have finished that promiss to.But it also means, that those who believe in Jesus Christ, as the true Son of God, and the true Son of Man, - they also will be changed to the same image - readRomans chpt. 6, and Romans 8:28-29.v. - the first day sunday, now have become the day of the New-born Sons of God !There still is some event's to happen, but this is our right if we believe in it, and take it to our heart in faith, Jesus have finished it all, - it also mean it's over now, - the Lord will fulfill the promisses He have given to our father's, - the Kingdom for Israel, - and after the thousend year, followed by the Eternal Kingdom of God !But soon we will be taken Home to the Wedding banquet - the Coronation-feast in Heaven, so let's stand fast in faith, only looken at, listen to, and in obey follow our Great Lord Jesus Christ, as our Almighty God have told us to do, - Praise and Worship for ever, to our Wonderful Creator and Father in Jesus Christ.Have a blessed Easter, in the love from our Lord and love, Jesus Christ, - ybic, Jan Mikael !
King James Version.
1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
1:3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
1:4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
1:5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
1:6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
1:7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
1:8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
1:9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
1:10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.
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.
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.
1:13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.
1:14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
1:15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
1:16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
1:17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
1:18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
1:19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
1:20 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
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.
1:22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
1:23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
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.
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.
1:26 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.
1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
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.
1:29 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.
1:30 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.
1:31 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.
John Tng (3 Apr 2010) "God was Born Again!"Dear Doves,
The idea that God, the Creator of everything, actually came to us through natural human birth, is mind boggling. God, who has no beginning, was actually born a human baby 2000 years ago!
That was the First Birth. Incredibly, there was a Second Birth! God was born again, as He rose from the dead, on the Feast of Firstfruits (or Feast of the Firstborns -- the firstborn is the first fruit of the womb). Jesus the Firstborn was BORN AGAIN on the Feast of the Firstfruits. He was regenerated by the power of the Spirit as He rose from the grave. His rebirth signalled a new era in the redemption history of God. His body is the first resurrected glorified body -- the first of such glorified bodies believers of this new era shall receive at His coming (Phil 3:21).
How appropriate the founder of this "Born Again" religion is himself a born again God-man. All who follow Him must be born again. We are born again the moment we receive the Holy Spirit into us and the Lord begins the regenerative process and brings it to completion when we receive our glorified bodies.
By this rebirth, we are born into the family of God, no longer strangers in the Kingdom of Christ. We were not a people (chosen people), now we are the people of God. There is something wonderful yet mysterious in this regenerative process. WE BECOME THE SEED OF ABRAHAM, not through flesh (Rom 9:7,8), but by the Spirit of the living God!
The Gentiles now have free and equal access to the God of the Hebrews, who is indeed the God of the universe. Not only that, the Christians, neither Jew nor Gentile, can now enter into the Holy of Holies! Glory!
This is unthinkable to the rabbis, totally blasphemous. In ancient times, very few Israelites were allowed to come near God in the Temple. Gentiles were not allowed beyond the Court of the Gentiles -- a large platform surrounding the Temple complex. Within the Temple complex, Israelite women were not allowed beyond the Court of Women. Next, only male Israelites were allowed in the Court of Israel or Court of Men. Further in, the Court of the Priests which housed the sacrificial altar, was only accessible to Levites and priests. The priests were descendants of a particular Levite -- Aaron who was the first High Priest. The Sanctuary, in the back of the Court of the Priests, has two chambers. The first is the holy place, which holds the table of shewbread and the Menorah. The second chamber, the Holy of Holies is set apart by two curtains, and is only entered by the High Priest once a year, on Yom Kippur, the day of atonement -- the holiest day.
The belief that Christians now have access to the Holy of Holies, not just once a year, but every day of the year, is just too much for any Jews. Think again the full import of our standing before God because of our rebirth in Christ. The implication of our drawing near God through Christ our High Priest, even into the Holy of holies, is that now WE ARE PRIESTS OF GOD!
We are born into the family of Christ -- the High Priest after the order of Melchizedek. We become priests of God by virtue of this rebirth -- something impossible for an Israelite to do even if he wants to turn himself into a priest or a Levite through wishful thinking. Do you see the importance and necessity of this born-again process?
Think of this analogy. Suppose you are a Chinese and you wish to become an Indian. The only way according to the Hindu or Bhuddist belief system is by means of reincarnation, which is rebirth! Also, there is no way a lower caste Hindu can ever hope to become a Brahmin save by the rebirth process once again.
In the same way, we Gentiles have become the seed of Abraham by being born of the Spirit. And we have the good fortune of being born into the family of the High Priest -- the highest caste of the people.
In Christ we are neither male nor female. This is another HUGE clue that Christians are distinct from the people of God before Christ. We need to meditate on this phrase, 'neither male nor female', until we fully appreciate its power and blessings for a Christian. Notice that the furthest the Israelite women can go in the Temple complex is the Court of the Women. The people who draw near to God to serve Him are not just predominantly male, they are exclusively male. But since Christians are priests of God, the sex distinction no longer applies since a female Christian may also draw near to God as much as a male Christian. Not so with the Israelites. Their women cannot even enter the Court of Men (after the Court of the Women), not to mention further in the Court of the Priests and the Sanctuary.
Since Christians are born again people, they are also firstborns! They are first of a kind in that they are the first people who are born of the Spirit! (We have the firstfruits of the Spirit; Rom 8:23) One cannot say the same of the Israelites. The idea of firstborns is unpalatable to many, especially if they are second-borns, third-borns and so on.
To those who object to the idea of firstborns, examine Israel and its history. Which tribe is the firstborn tribe? The Levites! When God delivered the people out of Egypt, He taught them the object lesson of the firstborn and Passover. He killed all the firstborns of Egypt at the last plague and freed Israel His firstborn!Ex 4:22 And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD, Israel is my son, even my firstborn:
Ex 4:23 And I say unto thee, Let my son go, that he may serve me: and if thou refuse to let him go, behold, I will slay thy son, even thy firstborn.
Israel was God's firstborn in relation to all other nations of the world. However, within Israel, the tribe of Levi is the firstborn tribe. When Moses numbered the firstborns of Israel in Num 3:45,46, there were 273 firstborns in excess of the number of Levites. However, God did not require these non-Levite firstborns of Israel to draw near to Him to serve. Instead, He said "the Levites shall be mine." The people had to pay redemption money of 5 shekels each to Aaron and his sons for the 273 firstborns in excess.
The idea is that all firstborns are God's since they were bought (redeemed) with a price. God is charging each firstborn 5 shekels for those not serving in the Tabernacle. Since He only requires all the Levites to serve Him, the remaining 273 firstborns must pay the price of redemption for them to be released from service.
By implication, all Levites are regarded as firstborns even though they are not firstborns by birth. They have the good fortune of becoming firstborns by God's own choosing, and there is no option for them to pay 5 shekels each to be released from service.
Israel is regarded as God's firstborn in relation to all nations. The Levites are regarded as firstborns in relation to all other tribes of Israel.
The born again people of the born again God is the church of the firstborn (Heb 12:23). The first has become last and the last first. Israel the first has become second (last usually means second) and the latter Church has become first.
Do we realize the awesome responsibilities placed upon us by our eternal High Priest, who is not ashamed to call us brothers -- male brothers and female brothers? We have been bought (redeemed) with a great price -- the perfect Passover Lamb -- and we are left with no option to redeem ourselves with 5 shekels or 5 billion shekels to be released from service. Not serving Him is not an option. God has claimed us to be His own so that we may serve Him for ever and ever. And we shall see His face! (Re 22:3,4) Meditate on this wonderful scripture and let it dawn upon you that it means that we will draw near to serve Him, beholding His glorious countenance, not miles away from the Throne Room where there will be a heavenly Court of the Gentiles or equivalent no doubt. We were once far off but are now made nigh by the blood of Christ (Eph 2:13).
Amen! - John