THE GARDEN OF EDEN
Lord God In Jesus name cause a new day to unfold within hearts, make something out of nothing In Jesus name amen
Imagine, Imagine, Imagine when a child is born and the first gaze of the mother into the babies eyes, imagine the first contact and the first snuggle as the mother see's her baby for the first time, Imagine hand to hand touch and eye to eye, body to body...........
When Elisha came into the house, he saw the child lying dead on his bed. 33So he went in
and shut the door behind the two of them and prayed to the LORD.
34Then he went
up and lay on the child, putting his mouth on his mouth, his eyes on his eyes, and his hands on his hands. And as he stretched himself upon him, the flesh of the child became warm
. 35Then he got up again and walked once back and forth in the house, and went up and
stretched himself upon him. The child sneezed seven times, and the child opened his eyes.
Imagine, Imagine, Imagine as God stirred up the dust of the earth and formed flesh and knitted
together this frail frame of Adam from the womb of the earth and fearfully and wonderfully made
this Adam called man being made in the secret place of Eden.
Being woven together in the depths of the earth Gods eyes saw his unformed body and all
the days of Adams life were ordained and were written in His book before one of them ever came
to be. .
Imagine, Imagine, Imagine as God leaned down and looked into the face of Adam and gazed upon
this new creation for the first time, Imagine as God gazed into the eyes of Adam, eye to eye and
body to body, mouth to mouth and breathed into Adams nostrils His Holy Spirit .
And this body came to life and was a living newly born creation of God, such a personal thing
Such an intimate thing, such a relationship was formed, such a bond between the Creator and
the new born Adam and from this Adam being born another, but the time came when they fell
and were bruised and in that bruising would be their healing
From their casting out so their Breathe of Life became corrupted and His Spirit became theirs
and everyone to his own way and all have gone astray and their spirits become their own gods
and their lifes are theirs and so it is and so it came to be
Imagine,Imagine, Imagine as We come to Jesus now as the Bride and we are filled with the
Holy Spirit, Imagine now Today as we come to Him and we relate this personal , so personal
thing to our own lifes and hearts
Adam and Eve fell and took of the tree and from that Tree would come Eternal Life and resurrection power
Imagine,Imagine, Imagine as Jesus bows down and breathes into our nostrils the Holy Spirit
of Life, such a personal thing, such an intimate moment, such is the look of the Groom as He gazes
at the Bride, what an eros of time,what love to bestow, what compassion on a lost world
And in that moment of breathe as Jesus breathes His Holy Spirit into the mortal body of the new
creation thus called a "Christian" the doorway to Eden is once again opened to the Tree Of Life
This Thing Called Love
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does
not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. What kind of Love is Paul talking about in 1 Corinthians 13 ?
Is it eros love ? a sexual love – Prov. 7:18
Is it philos love ? a friendship love – John. 11:3
Or Gods love =1 Corinthians 13 ........ agape love
FOR NON BELIEVRS AND BELIEVERS
Unconditional Love as if any Love could be unconditional !!
Love is probably the most expensive thing we will ever commit ourselves too
The Agape Love of God might cost us our lifes
This "Unconditional Love" is for all, .
I would suggest that the "Agape" love for God is not just for Christians !
We tend to see it as a thing that relates to Christians don't we ?
Like God loves us and we are special ? you know God loves sinners too !
He loved lil old me with all my faults many years ago when I had nothing and was
on the streets, he loved lil old me when I did'nt know Him or even no His name....
This Agape Love is for all , God is Love and He cannot be anything else
So what is the difference here between believers and Known believers ?
Or should I say " Those who believe and follow Jesus the Son of God and those who don't ?
Well I believe the difference is that God imparts a part of Himelf into us .....
In other "Heaven is in our hearts" in other words we have "Christ in us " - "Christ in " - "Christian"
Having Christ in us means that we do AS we submit and yield to Him have this "Agape" love
of God working through our lifes and in us..... (note) AS we yield to Him
And so somehow this "fullness..this agape love" works within and outwards
Can a non believer know this love of God ? "YES" They can experience it and in so doing come to give their lifes to Him
But can this "Agape" love...indwell a non believer and work through them to lead others to
Jesus ? NO, I do not believe so
So what of eros love ? a sexual love – Prov. 7:18
Or philos love ? a friendship love – John. 11:3
Well both believers and non believers know of this love , don;t they ?
And so we have separated the believer and non believer with "Agape " Love
But now looks look at this and think how eros love and philos love can relate to the believer
in the Church and His relationship with God
"Ooooo you say" this is different , I don;t hear this at Church !!"
You might say" eros love ? whats that got to do with the "Church ? "
Eros Love, eros comes from the Greek and this is where the word "Erotic"
comes from....but note .......I say ..........(note - Eros Love)
And so we go too the Song of Songs or the Song of Solomon.................
Now read the whole book and ask the question , what has this to do with anything ?
Well this is a romantic love song, this is a passionate book, this is a love song to the Church
This is the relationship between The Bride "Church" and the "Bridegroom" "Jesus"
This is the Love affair between these courting couples
This is the "Eros" Love an undefiled clean and pure Love , an intimate Love
A passionate Love that goes to the ends of the Earth to find the one He loves
Or "philos" This is friendship Love.
Of course we all know this one...
James 2:23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God. John 14:15, ‘If you love me you will obey what I command.’ And what does Jesus command?
Well, the greatest command is to love God, and the second is to love one another. So, if we
truly love God and want him to be our friend, we are called to love each other. Who are our friends and our neighbours ? our family ? or do we also love our enemies ?
This is part of Agape love, to love your enemies........
And so we have looked at the three "Loves"
I would suggest that although we have separated these Loves , they can at times be mixed up
Eros Love is often toned down and seen not to relate to The "Christian"
this is because of the way the "World " - "Enemy"has defiled this word and the way the human
mind has been programmed in a way to relate to and see this kind of Love
Light Of The World
"Lord bring light to those who walk in darkness, unblind the people who do not believe, let
the enemies hold on their eyes be broken and let them see"
We may pray this prayer, that people might see what we see ?
The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light
of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
The age of man has been blinded, that they might walk in darkness and not see the glorious Light
of the Gospel of Jesus Christ
But we see, don't we ? .... what or who do we see ?....
We walk in blind faith, we who walk in darkness not seeing the tomorrow or what it might bring
We who walk in blind faith and along and in dark places
We who walk in faith with the only light being we see being the Light of the Gospel of Christ
In a sense we are blinded by the Light, God in His wisdom only shows us what He wnats us to
see and what do we see ?
For we see Jesus...don't we ? and He is our eyes , He is our eyesight
The Lord confounds the mind of men to stop them building the towers of theological excellence
so that the only thing they can hold onto is simply faith , that they might walk in that "ignorant"
faith with the only thing being there guide.....the Light...who is ?
Sometimes the only thing you may be able to hold onto is "a word" ..."a promise"
LET THE REVELATION OF JESUS BURST FORTH INTO GLORIOUS DAY BEFORE THE NIGHT COMES
and all you can hold onto is Jesus
And when that time comes ...rejoice and be glad that you have been directed from your own ways in following God to the Light
Rejoice when that time comes that the only one you can hold onto is JESUS, that is the purpose and the meaning
A new day dawns in the mind of a believer, the old has passed away BEHOLD I MAKE ALL
Indeed the creation is new, like a new day, as the sun rises over the horizon and indeed it does
each and every new day
And the first Light dawns on the new creation and for the first time ... revelation is found in the
Wow the new seeds beging to sprout up on this new day and soon and very soon the growth in
the life of the new believer begins to be seen by others and BEHOLD THE SHEKINAH GLORY
The visible manifestation of God, the visible signs of an inward change are seen by others
What a work to behold as God chnages and begins to change and has changed
Remember we are dealing with a God who is past, present and future !
We are new creations and yet we are being changed and we will be changed in the twinlking of an
eye with the last trumpet
Indeed Gods people coming out of Egypt were changed, were being changed and would be changed
Renewing of the mind is not just for OUR benefit.......
Renewing of the mind is for OTHERS benefit as well
As the man who walked through life blaming life said "well things changed when I changed"
Its not so much what we go through but how we go through things
Renewing of the mind benefits others
In evangelism....God will use the person without walls , He will use the person who does not
put up barriers, He will use the person withouit excuses, He will use the person who has a heart
that cares about the person more than the appearance
Renewing of the mind
THE GARDEN OF EDEN REVISITED
And so a new creation is formed from the void and God broods over His new creation like a
hoovering over her Young Children
Now He steps back and looks at what He has created "rests"
He is delighted in us who are new to His family although He always knew of us and waited for
us to return to Him
At last the prodigal has returned and heaven rejoices..wow the whole of heaven is changed
because this new creation is born
And He prepares a place for us, wow , in the new earth ..... a place just for us, made for us...
His groom and He will be our everlasting light
We being new creations or "Christians" rest in Him and He in us and we are made "HOLY"
Holy because of the blood of Jesus the Son, not because we were born on a "sunday"
Not because of anything we can do but because of what Jesus did and does and will do
Renewing of the mind.......what a "renew day"
O but wait ...............I don't feel any different ? O who is this that walks in the garden ?
who is this that walks with me and talks with me and has His way in me ?
His will , yes His will, not mine I say.........
ahh but wait day after day I follow him but there is something inside me that rages and fights ?
I look up and I see something I desire more than He !.....what can this be ?
I take of the fruit that lures me and I listen to another voice ....what is this voice ?.....
As soon as I take from this fruit I am naked , I am exposed , I run to hide my nakeness before
God but He shows me and knows what I have done even before I do it..
and knowing and having and understanding what I have done...(Tree of Knowledge)...I turn to
Him and I speak to Him and as soon as I do that fruit
becomes a different fruit, its a bruised fruit, giving of an odour and a fragrance that I recognise
And I look up and I see Jesus on that Tree and He has taken the place
He has handed me a fruit that I know and others recognise who have the same fruit
This fruit is bruised and in its bruising I am healed
The Bride Of Christ
The bride of Christ so beautiful to God, the salt of the earth, with garments as white as snow
The time will come when the honeymoon will end and at that time you will be tested as with fire and rain and
in that testing and after that testing what is left and what remains will be beautiful
The time will come when what is left will be of the purest and finest of all jewels
And you will shine like the precious stone adorned with ruby, topaz and emerald and like precious
transparent glass you will be seen as I will shine through you
What is left will be like the finest of gold and choicest of silver
Rise up o broken one with God and fly like the eagle
Let the Church be heard, she who is the salt of the earth and clothed with Garments of snow
Lord God In Jesus name cover salt with Snow and let your sun shine down on hearts Today In Jesus name amen