This is the last Age, we are making the history of Laodicea. It is in this Age that we will reach perfection. We have a responsibility to all those who have fallen asleep. A son of God does not die but sleeps. This is the most terrible Age, but if He has positioned you in this Age, He has also given you the necessary to overcome. As long as we stay on the path, we don't have to be afraid.
"When the Comforter has come, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you into all truth" (John 16:13) "I am the way, the truth, and the life." (John 14:6) If we go out of this way, we will never reach the goal. That is why God restores us, that is, He brings us back to the original condition. The Holy Spirit can never lead you off the path. Jesus Christ is the way, Jesus Christ is the Word of God, the Holy Spirit can only bring you back to the Holy Scriptures. Sickness may come but if you are on this path... "But if any angel from heaven should preach any other gospel than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. (Galatians 1:8) It is one thing to hear the Word, but it is another to receive and believe it. "For it is by grace you have been saved through faith. And that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God." (Ephesians 2:8) He is the One who stirs up faith and brings it to perfection. "For it was not by the will of man that prophecy was ever brought forth, but men spoke from God, moved by the Holy Spirit." (2 Peter 1: 21)
Question of Bro. Frederic from Burkina-Faso: It is said in John 3:16, "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son". Later, it is written of Jesus, "He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. (Colossians 1:15) Does John 3:16 have anything to do with Genesis 22:2 "God said, 'Take your son, your only son, the one you love, Isaac,'" even though Abraham also had another son, Ishmael? What does it mean that Jesus Christ is the only Son of God?
When we take the Scriptures, we must always be careful. The Bible is the Word of God. It is God Himself in written form. When we touch this, we touch the spiritual, it is not human thought. Nicodemus tried to understand the Word in a human way. "That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit." (John 3:6) "Blessed are you, Simon, Bar Jonah; for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father in heaven." (Matthew 16:17) It is by the grace of God that we receive revelation.
Genesis 1:1, 25-28 / Genesis 2:4-7 / Genesis 3:17-19
God created all things on earth. He created man. Man was created from the dust of the earth. The ground existed before man was and it was from the ground that God created man. It is from this man that we are the descendants. Adam is the first man.
If Jesus Christ is the only Son of God, we can understand that there is God and next to him, there is the Son. Jesus Christ gave a lot of headaches to all those religious people because they did not know where to place Him.
If we have God the Father and Jesus, the Son then let's make three persons to fit human logic. If you put your logic in the Word of God, you will always be confused. With Adam, God uses the term "creation". In Hebrew, we use the word "Bara" for the creation of the earth as well as for Adam. When we talk about Jesus, we are never told "God created Jesus".
When we can read this passage in English, we can read the only begotten Son. ("that he gave his only begotten Son")
Genesis 22:2 / Hebrews 1:1-11
When we talk about the imprint of a person, there is only one imprint. When we talk about the footprint, we are talking about the person himself. You can't worship a man. Jesus was not created because you cannot create God. Adam was created by God and he was taken from the dust.
1 Corinthians 15:45-47
When God formed Adam from dust, He breathed into him the breath of life. We are earthlings because we are descended from Adam. All that Adam was is what we are. But that will never apply to the Lord Jesus. "I came forth from the Father and have come into the world; now I leave the world and go to the Father. (John 16:28)
God had said to multiply, so he had to have Adam's offspring. Eve conceived and gave birth to Cain, that cannot be an apple! An apple cannot give birth to Cain.
If Cain was Adam's son, he should be found in Adam's descendants. Cain had a father, the serpent, therefore the devil. For a man to have offspring, he needs a vessel. Eve was the vessel. The seed had to be placed in the vessel. The seed comes from the man.
We are talking here about begetting, Adam did not create Seth. When we saw Seth, we saw Adam. How could Seth be Adam? Because he comes from the seed of Adam. The seed of Adam is Adam himself. "And as we have borne the image of the earthly, so we shall bear the image of the heavenly. (1 Corinthians 15:49) All the posterity that followed and came through the children of Adam are still of Adam. Adam has no ancestors because he was created by God. Adam begat by the seed he deposited in Eve.
"For to which of the angels did God ever say, 'You are my Son, I have begotten you this day'?" (Hebrews 1:5) For Jesus, we are not talking about creation but begetting. Begetting comes from the seed that is deposited somewhere. "I will put enmity between you and the woman, between your seed and her seed" (Genesis 3:15). "Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign; Behold, the damsel shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call His name Immanuel." (Isaiah 7:14) The Bible speaks of the seed of the woman, yet the woman has no seed. The Word of God is the seed. "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (John 1:1) The Bible we have is God in written form. If the Word is a seed, it means that God became a seed. When the angel Gabriel came to Mary, he told her about the seed 100% the Word of God. God is not flesh, so the seed is not flesh. God created a vessel in Mary. Jesus Christ was not created but God seed was deposited in Mary. Jesus Christ was 100% man and 100% God. The Lord Jesus Christ is not a Jew because there is nothing Jewish about Him.
Hebrews 10:4-6 / Genesis 18:1-8
What body did the Lord Jesus Christ have? God is Spirit, but here Abraham did see men. He recognized that this is the Lord. So God had a mouth, feet and hands. "And the word was made flesh and dwelt among us" (John 1:14). Posterity comes by sex but He was the only one who was begotten by the Word. By this voice that He opened, we are begotten of God.
"But to all who received Him, to those who believe in His name, He gave power to become children of God, who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God." (John 1: 12-13) "You must be born again." (John 3: 7) This is a new birth. We too, when we receive Him as our personal Savior, are begotten of God with the nature of God.
When you experience the new birth, you come according to the perfect will of God. Everyone who is God's, God must seal to show that this one is mine. He is the first begotten by the Father and we follow Him. It is God Himself who became seed and comes to dwell in everyone. Adam had the title. When Adam lost his title, the earth was cursed but not Adam. Cain was cursed.
If you look at the descendants of Cain, Cain also had a son Enosh, but you will never find a place in the Bible where it says that they called upon the Lord. When we talk about redemption, it means that we bring back to his original condition. But who is brought back to his original condition? You need a kinsman Redeemer, that is to say a close relative, someone from the same lineage. When you redeem something, you redeem something that was already yours. God comes to redeem the good seed, not the chaff.