God's Heart is after many Sons
by Mu Hou
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GOD'S HEART IS AFTER MANY SONS
How to get your neighbor pissed off? Try this. Draw a fly on a piece of paper and print his name underneath it, I'm sure you'll see his face change. Why? Simply because you downgraded him.
Any wise person who's familiar with common sense would know that we're part of the human family, who're the superior beings of this planet. We're the ruling race. If you call him/her by the name that belongs to a lower category, he/she'll certainly get offended.
I'm not here trying to restate a black & white truth that millions of five-year-olds have known. But what I DO trying to emphasize here is one of the most commonly spoken word - KIND. What do I mean by kind? Well, it's like: we say, the dog, the cat, the cow, the wolf, the lion, the bear, etc. belong to the mamal kind; poplars, willows, norfolks, grass, flowers, etc. belong to the Kingdom of Plantae; we, men and women, male and female, guys and girls, singles and couples, certainly belong to the mankind.
GOD'S NEVER CREATED HUMANS, WHY?
Agreed? We're all belong to the mankind. But what's made us so different from all other kinds on this planet?
The richest fellow who owns above U$50 billion to himself is part of mankind. The people in some areas, who yet have to struggle for a full stomach are part of mankind. Some heroes, who dare sacrifice their lives so that many others could live are part of mankind. Some black-hearted city fathers, who dare steal millions of tax-payers' money without the tax-payers knowing, and yet they still complain for no reason that the tax-payers are too dumb, no question to ask, they are part of mankind. Now here comes the point, what's made us so special? What's made us one of a kind? Is it God? NONO, pay attention here: God has never made mankind, he NEVER did. Am I defying the Bible? No, quite to the opposite, I'm here trying to testify one of the primal facts of what God the Creator of all has revealed through the Bible, which is: God Himself has never either made or created mankind. So, what has God really created then?
When we speak or write, we use the vehicles of words to carry meaning, as well as energy. For example, after a party, you hear this conversation between a guy and a pretty female:
"May I, oh, sorry, I, I mean, I can drive you home."
"Are you sure about that?"
"Let me drive you home. I'm more than happy to do so."
"Thank you. I'll just need to go grab my shoes."
"Thank you for the opportunity. Yeah, I'll drive you home. I can drive you home."
What message do you get from this dialogue? From the tone of the words the guy's spoken, we could easily tell: the guy obviously doesn't just want to drive the girl home. That's not the real meaning behind the words - he wants to date her. The real meaning behind the conversation is clear and easily comprehensible. Do you sense the energy of the words, which reveals the guy's desperation, his desire toward the girl his heart is after.
The Bible is the Word of God in a written form. The words that the Bible unfolds to us also carry literal energy, through which we might know the true identity of God, and His divine character.
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness... ~ 2 Timothy 3: 17
And through each and every single Word of the Bible, we shall realize and know the real purpose God had laid behind all scriptures: knowing who God truly is, knowing what He is really like.
Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth. ~ Genesis 1: 26-28 (NKJV)
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. ~ Genesis 2: 7 (KJV)
Stop here for now, what do you think of the scriptures listed above? Do you still believe God has created mankind? Do you still believe that God would naturally want to create a kind, who would one day proudly call themselves human beings, who're after nothing but material gains, whose physical body is easily starved and weary, whose hearts are naturally after nothing but profit and vanity, whose faces are embellished by pride and arrogance, and yet who have been long enslaved under the power of hatred and insecurity?
Let me be frank with you: God has never planned to create mankind. A mankind has never existed in God's blueprint of creation. Since the very beginning, what God has always been wanting to produce is a Godkind (not mankind). His ultimate goal has always been: having many sons, many Sons, just like God Himself; many sons - a spiritual kind that is of the same kind as God Himself.
HOW IS MANKIND CREATED THEN?
After we know God's purpose, things should get bit easier now.
We all might know that Eve's being tempted by the serpent, and Adam's giving the first bite of the fruit from the tree of wisdom, labels the fall of the so-called mankind. And as a consequence of the original sin, both Adam and Eve got cast out of the Garden of Eden, by God. They were no longer allowed to eat the fruit from the tree of life. They now had to live on their own.
...And out of the ground the Lord God made every tree grow that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
~ Genesis 2: 9 (NKJV)
...Then the Lord took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it. And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, "Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die." ~ Genesis 2: 15 - 17 (NkJV)
Then the Lord God said, "Behold, the man has become like one of Us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he put out his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever" - therefore the Lord God sent him out of the garden of Eden to till the ground from which he was taken. So He drove out the man; and He placed cherubim at the east of the garden of Eden, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life. ~ Genesis 3: 22 - 24 (NKJV)
Up to Genesis chapter 3 & 4, God had obviously warned Adam beforehand that the day Adam ate fruit of the tree of knowledge, he would surely die. But if we read along, our common sense might prompt us to ask: Adam didn't die the day he ate fruit of the tree of knowledge. God cast him out of the Garden of Eden, and then he begot Seth at the age of 135, and lived for another 800 years.
Has God been absolutely honest with us? Yes He has. I'm not sure what others think, but to me, God has always been the most trustworthy Person I've ever known. The matter here is: What is death? How shall we define death?
If you talk about someone who's stopped breathing, his heart stopped pumping blood to his inner organs, and whose eyes closed and may never open again, then that's purely your own version of death, which may not be absolutely wrong, but definitely not quite right.
Who invented death? No one, not even God Himself. Read again the book of Genesis. Remember? God initially created a kind, a kind with the likeness of Himself - a Godkind. And to each and every individuals of Godkind, there's no such word, so-called death. The mini gods (two at the beginning) which God had made from soil subsist abundantly on the fruit of the tree of life. They certainly would never die. But after they sinned, God had to cast them out of the Garden of Eden. Such so, they're kept away from the tree of life, and death became the end part of their destiny.
Flowers are nice, but soon as they get cut off from the stalk, even though their beauty still remains temporarily, they're dead - the root will never be able to transport nutrient and water to their pedals. Their beauty wouldn't immediately perish, but it certainly wouldn't last.
We were none human. We were supposed to be Godman (and Godwoman), but because our ancestors sinned, as a consequence, they were kept away from the tree of life, and that's why our physical life wouldn't last. That's why God had called this separation 'death'.
Who's the beginning and the end? God. Who's the creator of all? God. Who was the first One who mentioned the very word 'death'? God (in Genesis 2). Who is more authoritative, we or God? God of course. So, as per God Himself, the very meaning of death is neither the termination of our physical body. The very meaning of death means being separated from God.
WE'RE IDENTIFIED BY THE SPIRIT INSIDE US
Feeling lost? Now, let me help you ask another question: when and how did we become mankind? What's the difference between mankind and Godkind?
In Genesis 2:7, God formed a man of dust and breathed into him the breath of life, and the man became a living soul. Note here, the man became a 'living soul' after God had breathed into him the breath of life. Do you see what God had done? The breath of life is the spirit of life. It is the spirit of God. In the CUNP version, it says (by translation): after God had breathed into him the breath of life, the man became a living man with a Spirit in him.'
It is the Holy Spirit.
We're not just flesh, bones and blood, there is something else inside us that is in control of our physical body. It determines what we do, how we think. It determines what we are. We're who we are not because how we look, how we are named, but because what spirit it is in us.
Many of us might have known the term, Qigong, in the Chinese language, Qi means flow of the air (or a pattern of energy flow), which plays a key part in the Chinese culture.
In an communism country like China, for decades, people are led by the prime media to think that everything is physical, and a Qigong expert could walk on knife, their hands could dip into boiling oil without getting hurt, their head can smash a pile of building blocks, etc. simply because they could professionally let the air (or energy) in their body flow in a certain motion to avoid injury. That's not true. In Bible college, I witnessed a number of converted Qigong expterts sharing that their supernatural abilities were not the result of how they let air flow in their physical body, but how they let a kind of spirit (or spirits) take control of their body and allow them to perform supernatural things.
There seems to be a interrelationship between air, energy flow and spirit. In Qigong training, a key part is to learn how to breathe in a particular way, so that the so-called energy (or spirit to be exact) could flow in a certain pattern to allow them to do supernatural things, including healing (NOT done by the Holy Spirit).
This is the scene after the Lord had resurrected from death, full of glory, and before He was lifted into Heaven. Read these four verses a few times word by word, before you read along.
Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them, "Peace be to you." When He had said this, he showed them His hands and His side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. So Jesus said to them again, "Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you." And when He had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained." ~ John 20: 19 - 23 (NKJV)
This was Jesus' last meeting with His disciples on earth.Now, He was saying to his disciples that He was going to send them to preach His Word to the whole world and disciple all nations. Soon as He had said that, He breathed on them, and asked them to receive the Holy Spirit. It seemed that the Holy Spirit was served as the fuel to keep the disciples working on what they'd just been told. And the very action of Jesus' breathing on them seemed to be the action of topping up that Fuel.
Lo, Jesus breathed on His disciples, just like God had breathed on Adam. To Adam, after he'd received that breath, he became a living man with a spirit in him. To the disciples, they now had Holy Spirit - God's Spirit in them.
God has never created mankind. He has only created Godkind. If we have God's spirit in us, we're part of Godkind, otherwise we aren't.
Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them, that the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose. And the Lord said, "My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years." ~ Genesis 6: 1-4 (NKJV)
Because of the fall, the mini gods (Adam and Eve) got cast out of Eden and kept away from the tree of life, since then, they and their descendants were no longer mini gods, because death became the end of their life journey. Not until Noah's time, the descendants of Adam and Eve could still live hundreds of years. But once God had called them 'flesh', their life span dwindled even more. Note here what God had said. "My spirit cannot strive with them forever."
I cannot tell what they had become by the time their life had reduced to 120 years. But for all that time, God seemed to have withdrawn His spirit from them. And that's most likely to explain why they were reduced to human beings (not God beings anymore).
"My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years." This sentence was pronounced directly from God's mouth. Let me translate it into today's language. What God said was:
"Look, what a man is after is nothing but to satisfy their fleshy desires. Their heart chases after what they want. They don't care much who I am, why should my spirit keep messing up with them? Anyway, I don't see the need to cut them all out at once, just let them live for a while, say 120 years."
Don't forget, God never changes (James 1: 17, Malachi 3:6). His everlasting purpose from the very beginning has always been the same: produce many Sons of His own kind, bond with Him in a loving relationship, so that His glory might be fully realized.
WE HAVE TO HAVE GOD'S SPIRIT IN US TO BE OF HIS KIND
It is stated in the book of Romans that the source of death is our worldly fleshy desires, which is the everlasting enemy to the Holy Spirit that gives us a new birth to God's kind.
For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit(Holy Spirit), the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God. ~ Romans 8: 6-9
Perfectly clear, if we live the way the Spirit (God's Spirit, Holy Spirit) directs us, we may live, and we're indeed God's kind, we're His Sons. Or, we're dead, because our fleshy desires has taken control of the way we do things; it's taken control of our heart. And don't forget, death, in as per God, means the separation from God Himself.
God is a Spirit; and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and truth. ~ John 4: 24
The text above appears red, because it was spoken by Jesus Himself. Always remember, God is a Spirit, to be part of the Godkind, we must be spirit too, never flesh. It is the Spirit inside us determines our identity. And it is our spiritual identity that defines what we are.
Chickens give birth to chicks, which grow up as chickens; they'll die one day. Dogs give birth to their puppies, which grow up as dogs, and they'll die one day. Humans give birth to infants, who grow up as humans, and they'll also die one day. God also gives birth through the work of water and the Holy Spirit to those He'd selected before His creation, to be His Sons, who grow up will also become mini Gods, like God Himself. Only Gods (Sons of the true God) don't die. And served by heavenly Angels, their Kingdom stands forever.
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