God created man and put him in a garden, but man ate himself out of home and garden. God didn’t really have a plan “B”, His vision for man was to restore him back to the garden. I believe that during the millennium, we will finish what Adam set out to do, we will turn the earth into one spectacular garden. Until that day comes, we must live in this fallen world and we have options!
1 Thessalonians 5:23 Now the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and whole soul and whole body be preserved blameless unto the return of our Lord Jesus Christ.
As you know by now, you are a triune being or you are composed of three separate operations. You are a spirit, you posses a soul (mind, will and emotions) and you live in a body (an earth suit). If you are a born-again Christian, you occupy three different places of existence simultaneously. You were born into the natural realm, then you were born again into the spirit realm, and finally you were and are in the soulish realm. It is imperative that we fully understand and identify the three realms of our existence.
Colossians 1:13 Jesus has delivered us from the power of darkness, and has translated us into the Kingdom of His dear Son.
The Kingdom of God is also the spirit realm, it is the realm that Jesus and the angels occupy. It is a place the world has no concept of, none of them understand it and many don’t believe it exists. Only the spirits of justified men can enter this realm, it is an exclusive club. Whosoever wishes to enter can if they will put their faith in the cross. The spirit realm is a country apart, it even has its own currency, it’s called faith. The Master and Founder of this realm administers the currency as they believe and accept His Word.
Luke 10:18 Jesus said, I beheld satan as lightening fall from heaven.
What Jesus is telling us here is that He saw satan getting kicked out of the spirit realm. We have been translated into the spirit realm that the devil was permanently removed from. It is vitally important to know the devil is not on our level. If we live in the flesh, we put ourselves at his level, so we must be wise and dwell in the Kingdom of God’s dear Son. The devil can never enter our realm because he has no forgiveness of sins. No man can carry sin into the spirit realm, it must be forgiven first and foremost.
The devil can’t enter our realm, but we can enter his. The devil is a “flesh” devil, we are flesh so we will enter his realm. So how do we live safely in his realm?
Ephesians 6:11 Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand against the wiles (tricks) of the devil.
Though we walk in the flesh, we don’t war after the flesh, the weapons of our warfare are mighty.
Pastor Jerry Lamping
March 11, 2018
Today I forsake all of my ways, I choose God's way of doing things.
I will give Him His tithe, and He will give me seed to sow.
I will sow where He shows me, and He will protect my seed.
Because I put my trust in Him, when the devil offers temptation, my Lord will strengthen me and so I will lack nothing.