WE ENDED THE APRIL ISSUE DEALING WITH HEADSHIP, JESUS BEING THE HEAD OVER THE CHURCH AND ALL THINGS PERTAINING TO REDEMPTION AND RECONCILIATION, AND GOD (THE FATHER) BEING THE HEAD OVER EVERYTHING ELSE, SO NOW WE WANT TO CONTINUE ON WITH THE MESSAGE WE HAVE TITLED “GOD THE CREATOR – GOD THE REDEEMER.” IT IS THE PLAN OF THE CREATOR THAT IS BEING WORKED OUT, BUT HE DELEGATED ALL POWER IN HEAVEN AND EARTH CONCERNING REDEMPTION AND RECONCILIATION TO HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON JESUS, WHO WAS CALLED “THE CHRIST, THE WON OF GOD.” WE JUST WANT ALL BELIEVERS EVERYWHERE TO UNDERSTAND THAT GOD IS ONE, NOT THREE, BUT THAT HE WORKS THROUGH THREE OFFICES. FIRST OF ALL HE IS FATHER (IN CREATION) BECAUSE ALL THINGS WERE MADE BY HIM. HE THEN INCARNATED HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON WHEN HE REACHED AGE THIRTY AND MINISTERED TO THAT GENERATION THROUGH THE PHYSICAL BODY OF THAT SON NAMED JESUS. THEN, AS YOU READ ACTS, CHAPTER 2, YOU FIND THAT SAME GOD, WHICH IN REALITY IS SPIRIT, ENTERING INTO THOSE THAT BELIEVED THE GOSPEL, SO THAT THEY ALSO HAD THE SPIRIT OF GOD DWELLING IN THEM, AND HE WAS THEN REFERRED TO AS THE HOLY GHOST, BUT IN ALL THREE OFFICES, FATHER, SON AND HOLY GHOST, IT WAS, AND IS STILL JUST ONE GOD, NOT THREE PERSONS AS THE TRINITARIANS WOULD HAVE YOU BELIEVE. IT IS ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL THAT THE BRIDE CHURCH UNDERSTAND THE GODHEAD. THAT IS WHY WE KEEP ON DEALING WITH THIS TYPE OF MESSAGES EVER SO OFTEN. HAVING SAID THAT, LET US NOW CONTINUE ON WITH THE MESSAGE.
When you read certain passages of scriptures, they sound like God created all things by or through Jesus Christ. Therefore my main purpose in this portion of the message is to show you, or call your attention to what translators have done to the Bible, which is a real disservice. I blame them for it, because they have translated those verses according to what they believed instead of accurately translating from the original language to whatever language they were translating to, which is this case was the King James Version of our English Bible, and that was because they themselves (being Trinitarians) were without a true revelation of those things they were dealing with. You cannot put confidence in anything where two or three different men that were used of God, spoke contradictory statements about the exact same subject. God used many men, but I use the terminology two or three just as an illustration. The way the translators have it, one man speaks on a subject, then two or three hundred years later another man says something different concerning the same thing, five hundred years later, another man is saying something else about it and it is all contradictory. That is the way modern man, when he tries to translate the Bible, makes certain things read, when in reality, if the true meaning had been translated correctly each one would point to the exact same thing. Now I am not the smartest person on earth, but I am not dumb either. Something tells me God put some common sense in the mind of man, so that if he will use it he would not always be tossed to and fro by certain mistranslated words and phrases. This is why we have titled this subject, “God the Creator, God the Redeemer;” we want to drive home a certain reality for those who are true believers. Therefore I ask that you go with me back to the beginning; back to the book of Genesis. Let us go to chapter 1. Before there ever was a star or anything else in space, if we are going to read this book the right way, we have to settle the fact in our minds that God WAS THE ONLY THING IN EXISTENCE. He is the sole source of all life, both of angelic life and human life; and all other forms of life. If we will read our Bible the right way, it will tell us something every child of God should understand: that if we are going to believe in CREATION, we have to know that the CREATOR was in existence before anything else; before Jesus, and before there was ever an angelic helper. Moses wrote the first five books of the Bible, and he did it by the specific leading, and the specific anointing and instruction of the Creator Himself. Genesis is especially precious to our understanding; because the very word itself (GENESIS) means HISTORY OF THE GENES. If we will keep this truth in mind, we will not have to wrestle so hard with a lot of things that are brought to our attention in this life. If you want to settle this in your own mind, go to your Dictionary and look under the word genesis. It literally means, the history of the genes, or the history of beginnings. WE hear much in the medical and scientific world today about the DNA and genes, and so forth. This whole book deals with the beginning of time, both of the prehistoric hour, as well as to man’s life in this present Era or hour that we now live in. Let us read now, and please pay attention. “In the beginning (We have to accept the fact there was a beginning, but in this particular scripture it does not specify when that beginning was, whether it was millions of years ago as we count time or what, it just states the fact that GOD CREATED SOMETHING.)God (the Creator) created the heavens and the earth. (Period. That concludes that statement; so we now go into the condition the earth was in when God began to condition it for this present Era which we understand has been six thousand years of time since man had his beginning.) And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. (The word deep does not speak of a hole in the ground: In this case it speaks of space. Everything of this creation was in a void state when we pick up the story in Genesis 1:2) And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.” Modern scientists tell us that this whole universe began by an explosion. I find no reason to contradict that, but if they want me to believe that explosion took place apart from an act of the Creator, they are on a cold trail: I strictly believe in creation and creation requires a creator; and I am very thankful to know that Creator. Christianity, as it has been in the past, has allowed the devil to overshadow their minds, so that they try to explain creation without the slightest revelation of how God has worked in the entire process. Just think, of all the Bible schools that have been built, and the seminaries that just simply teach theories. They specialize in certain things. There has never been a revelation of truth come out of one of those institutions yet. That is why everything they teach is just a theory of something that is mysterious. They have their theories, their assumptions, but none of their professors will definitely step out and say, From examining all of the scriptures, I believe this is what took place; and then explain how it really was. Sure, they say, I believe thus and so, but what they believe is just a theory, because God has not opened their understanding and allowed a true revelation of His word to be tied to a school of religion that only the educated can partake of. Scientists have said more in the past fifty, sixty, or seventy years, because they deny the existence of God. It is a shame that the Christian world as a whole, from Catholicism right on down, has never been able to stand up with a rebuttal and prove to the scientific world that they have many missing links, and say, Look, we are going to draw a line right here: We accept the reality of your fossils dating back millions of years, but we reject your theories about them, because without a Creator, none of it makes any sense whatsoever. They just simply stand back in their own ignorance and say, That is just the way you look at it, but they themselves cannot furnish anything that relates to the reality of what is being discovered beneath the crust of the earth. These prehistoric findings that modern science is coming up with do not disprove creation by a super intellect; they just simply disprove the six thousand year old earth that modern religion tries to hold on to. I am thankful that they are finding those things, because they establish the reality of a prehistoric earth and a prehistoric population that had to be judged; which accounts for the earth being without form an void when you read Genesis 1:2. Regardless of what anyone says though, there is a certain element of supposed-to-be believers out here in the denominational structure of religion, that never will accept the truth the Bible bears out. Here is the way Christianity in general has always looked at creation; (I can make this a very long and drawn out there over a period of time if I wanted to, but I will not do it that way: I have to get right straight to the point.) They see God sitting up in space somewhere, since the Bible proves to us that He took nothing and make something, with a huge container; and He creates a little bit of this material; The He mixes it all together, takes a little piece, rolls it out in His hand, and gives it a fling into space. There goes Jupiter. The He rolls out another bunch. There goes the sun. When you think of all the planetary bodies there are out there, I would be standing here a long time, by the time He got the last one out there, if I was to go through all of the process as many believe it to be. To me, God is the greatest Scientist there has ever been. In fact, whatever motivates the scientific mind today, that knowledge has to come from the Creator Himself. So I cannot accept the fact that God created each little individual planet separate from all the others, as described above. He had a plan in His mind. Nothing is in existence by chance. He had a plan and He devised the means of how to approach that plan. Therefore from nothing He put together the molecules and matter that was needed. Then there was an explosion. There was nobody standing around with safety devices yelling, cover your head, put plugs in your ears, nor anything like that. When the big explosion had echoed back and forth through space for eons of time, these planetary particles were all a part of a big mass that God had put together. In that state, there was no life whatsoever, no life, as we think life is, and as scientists discuss it. This planet, the first stage of it was not as you see it today: Out there somewhere is the sun, the moon, and all the other planetary bodies which were originally a part of a giant explosion. In the mind of God, time meant nothing. He did not have anyone there helping Him, as some would have you believe. This planet hung here in space for hundreds and thousands of years without any living beings on it. What was actually taking place all that time? It was cooling down. In its interior this planet is still hot. That should let us know that the whole original creation all came from one big mass of gases, matter, molecules, or whatever they want to call it, but this particle called earth, all that time, was a giant, hot thing where life could not exist. If we use heat today to kill bacteria in the operating rooms of our hospitals, what do you think that would have done to any forms of life? That is what I am trying to get you to see: While the earth hung there in space in that state, God, being Spirit, was the same then as He is now. What is different, is the fact that during all that time He was not God to anything, because there was no living beings to worship Him. You understand what I mean of course, because the definition of God speaks of an object of worship, so before there was anything that could worship Him, He was not God to anything. He was Creator, but not God. He was the architect of everything that was created. Therefore since it was His design, what did it matter to Him how long it took for the earth to cool down enough to be inhabited? There was no one standing around telling Him to hurry up. What we must keep in mind, is that it took a long, long time for the surface to cool down enough for habitation: even hundreds and thousands of years. When God looked upon it and saw temperature-wise, that it was ready for life to inhabit it He did not immediately create an animal kingdom to dwell upon it: There was still much to be accomplished before that.
GODS FIRST HELPERS
The first forms of life on this planet were microscopic life, put here to condition the surface for what was to dwell here eons of ages later on. Brothers and sisters: we need to allow our minds to think upon the entire scope of all that has transpired prior to mans introduction upon earth. As you view the earth today, and as you look at the soil, especially in the agricultural world, all the different types of soil we now have on earth, it did not exist that way in its beginning. You did not have one soil of clay, and another a loamy soil with sand. These composites of soil as the agricultural world sees them now, only came into existence as microscopic life, which was the first form of life that God created, did the work they were created for. They will exist on the bare necessity of a little portion of the earth’s crust. It is a known fact, that in soil today there are certain types of worms which were designed by the Creator to do one particular type of work. They will crawl on certain types of rock and secrete an acid onto that rock. That acid begins to break down the surface of that rock. When that breaks down, there are other types of little creatures that will come along and live on that. I read in a National Geographic magazine, where it said that every cubic foot of earth has many thousands of small forms of life, from bugs to worms, and they all do their particular part to prepare the soil. They were created by the Creator to do a particular job and they do what they were created to do. Furthermore we have to begin to understand, Jesus Christ, who some refer to as the Word of God, was nowhere around when God created the heaven and the earth and all things therein. Let us get that hand-me-down idea out of our minds. The Trinitarian world of religion will always hold on to their traditional beliefs: you could never say enough to change them. Neither could you change the Oneness denominational people: they everyone reject the true revelation of God’s word and that is the only thing that could ever set them free from their traditional beliefs. When you try to talk to them they say, But He (Jesus) is the Word by which God made all things. That is not correct: God did not need anyone else to help Him create. At some point God created the angels, and later on, He did designate certain duties to them, but before there was anything else, GOD, this sovereign Spirit, was already in existence: He had no beginning and He will have no ending of days. Get that settled in your mind and a lot of other things will immediately clear up for you. That is why Genesis 1:1, says, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” That is exactly correct; He did, but how long ago? That is where your big disagreements start from, simply because too many people try to interpret the Bible instead of allowing the Holy Spirit to lead them into a revelation. Somewhere then, as the planet moved into this era when microscopic life began to take over, preparing the earth for habitation by other forms, it was still a very long time before the next phase began. As each little microscopic particle, whatever you want to call it, was designed by the Creator it had a job to do, and somewhere during that lengthy span of time God brought His angelic beings into existence. He had created all of them in righteousness. He had allocated certain duties for the angelic beings, that they might serve Him (the Creator) in this process. God in reality needs no help, but He likes to share Himself with something. That is why, when He came to our era He said to the angels, Let us make man in our image and after our likeness. Those very words, to the Trinitarian church world, say, We are made in the likeness of a Trinitarian God, a God that is three persons. That is close to what the Hindu’s believe. They picture God with three heads. Brothers and Sisters: I see you as a created being of God, but I do not see three heads on you. There are three composite parts; spirit, soul and body, but that still does not make three persons. The soul and spirit are inseparable parts of our total makeup. The spirit is life: it came from God, but until He puts a separate identity apart from Himself into that spirit you are just a spirit. The spirit alone has no knowledge, but when He put knowledge with that spirit that is you, it was to enable you to think separately from the Creator Himself. He put in you the senses, all of which is of His Spirit makeup. This is what makes up the soul of man. This is why we all have different reactions. It is the display of our soul. When a man dies, it means his life that keeps the body alive is separated from the body, the body is left without spirit or souls, because the soul is inseparable from the spirit. Wherever the spirit goes, that is where the soul goes also. As for the earth, after microscopic life was introduced to it, and after the angels were created, it just kept on hanging there in space. We just have to accept it as fact, that in what we call the prehistoric hour, there, is where angels were finally tested. The test did not come until they were finally over here in the full blown animal life era. Somewhere as the microscopic life began to become more effective in preparing the surface of the earth the rock, the stones and such, it is now evident that the planet earth itself did pass through certain periods, that it had oceans of water here, we will say two or three million years. Gradually the planet earth would pass through periods when certain forms of plant life that were beginning to form, would sink below the waters. Earthquakes and things like that would create this condition. If you will read, I think it is Jeremiah 4 along about the 24th verse, that prophet saw the planet earth without life form and void. He saw that it was constantly jumping up and down. That means this planet earth had passed through tremendous catastrophic upheavals. This will sink some portions of land and will raise others up. Go to the Rocky Mountains. You can go 8000 feet up and start digging against the rocks, and very often you will find a vein between two layers of rock, and if you dig in it you can find little specks of marine life, little sea shells and so forth. Somewhere you can also find layers of rock, if you chisel it, you will also find sea shells. The point is, How did those things get there? The flood that we know about did not put it there. You can forget that idea. However long this planet earth was, in going through those stages from one form of microscopic life to other insect life, worms, bugs and things, each increase was designed by the Creator. God knows how to do what He has purposed to do and it is His planet to do with as He sees fit. He knows exactly why it is the way it is at all times. When the surface of the planet earth reached the point that it began to show traces of soil that could take on the responsibility of larger plant life, before there can be big animals, there had to be vegetation for them to consume. How ever many millions of years scientists want to say the earth has been here, I have no squabble with it. Common sense should tell Christians by now, to wake up and throw out this idea that God played a trick on creation. That is their argument, when they fail to learn the truth. God never played a trick on anyone that has a mind to learn. Even many of the doctors of divinity today will say, I believe that dinosaurs were in the garden of Eden. No. That is preposterous. If there had been a dinosaur in the garden of Eden, it would have been in Noah’s flood; and it would have knocked the top out of Noah’s boat. Do you believe that? Those huge dinosaurs could stand eighty to a hundred feet in the air. My point is, The earth today is coming alive, not with some kind of mysterious life, but it is coming alive with evidence of its prehistoric past. Come on Christians, wake up! You don’t need a doctor of divinity or any kind of professor to tell you what put those fossils in the ground. It is all accounted for in the Bible. It is just not written in a way that the average or nonchalant person can grasp it. It is the way you look at things, that makes the difference. As for the development of the planet itself, finally it passes from the stage where only microscopic life can live on its surface and other life is introduced. Microscopic life in certain forms still remain, because it is necessary that they keep on breaking down certain elements of the creation, and placing it into a cycle that will be part of the soil that larger plant life needs. Then as plants of larger vegetation began to appear, it was time for animal life. I do not mean to suggest that animal life appeared instantaneously on the planet, but animal life required sufficient plant life to be present first. I just say there was a beginning of some of these huge creatures after the earth had been conditioned to support them. Just think all of this through and you will agree.
LOOKING AT TRUE EVOLUTION
You young people that go to school today are being exposed to teaching that we did not hear when I went to school. When I was in school they would not allow teaching on the thought of evolution. They still had the old Christian school of thought back then, but I can prove to you by taking some practical lessons, that the thought of evolution is not evil. It is the way your unbelieving scientific world wants to use the word, that makes it evil. I believe without wavering, that in our garden of Eden there were only two cows, male and female: All the others came from those two. Now let me ask you, How come we have so many different breeds on the earth today? Someone please explain that. As we said earlier, That is why this book is called the history of the genes. All those breeds were in the original genes of the first two parents, whether of horses, cattle, sheep or whatever, they were all there in the first two. As time has come and gone, and environments and conditions changed, God has designed human beings and animals in a way that they are affected by those changes. All of that affects their physical ability to reproduce their kind, their likeness. It is a fact, modern man today is much larger than he was five hundred years ago. In WW2, while we were on our way to the Philippines, I do not know why they thought we needed to learn this, but they told us the WW1 soldier on the average, was one inch taller than the medieval knight. They told how much more he weighed on average. The knights in the middle ages had to be large men. They did not just pick the runts to be knights: They picked large men, but in WW1 the average Allied soldier was one inch taller. Think of that. Then we learned that the WW2 soldier was an inch taller than the soldier of WW1. He weighed so many more pounds on the average also. What does this tell you? As man has created his environment, the things he consumes affects his genetic capability to reproduce his kind. Let me say this, Take a look at black people in America today. They are much larger than their ancestors. Seven foot two and upwards in height. They make the ball teams of sixty years ago look like runts. I think they ought to raise the basket a little higher myself. When you look at it in one sense of the word, that is a little bit of evolution. What brought it about? His environment. It is what he takes in. You let that exist the world over, and you cannot help but realize God established a law that is in operation. This has affected the different races of people in their physical structure. It affects their features, all over the planet. We cannot take the time to dwell very long on that, but I wanted to bring it in right here to show you, we definitely have to accept certain things as being God-designed evolution. No. Monkeys have never evolved into human beings, but each species goes through a process of evolution, depending on what they are subjected to. When it was microscopic life over here, God used it to accomplish certain things here, getting things ready for the next stage. We can say we are looking at millions of years by now. Who cares? You may say, but I believe we can gain much understanding as we look at this. God was not fretting about how long each phase took. He is not running a race with time like so many are in this day and hour. I will say though, When we come over here where the huge animals start, yes, I can see God moving on one strain of animals and they will give birth to a little creature. He is in the likeness of his parents, but for some reason when it grows up, it begins developing characteristics that are far from those of its parents. That is why, as you look at the horse family you see what you do. I ask you, Why do we have one horse that weighs a ton, is almost as broad as he is long; and you have another one about eleven hundred pound? He can be as tall as the other one, but he is shaped completely opposite. You can look at that in simplicity. You do not need a book that takes it inch by inch to break it down. You can accept the fact, there is one, look at him, there is another, look at him. How come the two are that way? That, Brothers and Sisters, is true evolution. That does not mean that scientists have a right to say we evolved from the monkey family. I want you to know, I believe there were monkeys, baboons, apes and everything else, back here in the prehistoric era, but when the darkness came, that was the period the earth was catastrophically judged by God, to bring all that life to an end and it did exactly that. The entire earthly creation perished because some of the angels had done something contrary to God’s purpose; and that corrupted and perverted that entire animal kingdom. Of course there will be some that ask, How do you know that? The Bible tells you, if you read it correctly. God did not need to write to previous men a long breakdown of what has went on. He saved that understanding until the end time. Let us take a look at it. What good would it have done for God to reveal to generations a thousand or two thousand years ago, that there had been a prehistoric animal kingdom on the earth? In fact, you do not even see a museum today with artifacts that were discovered a thousand years ago. Do you understand? It only goes to show, that in less than a hundred years those artifacts, (bone skeletons) began to be discovered. They began to discover them in central Africa, along about the time of Darwin’s period. When they began to discover those fossilized bones, the Christian assumption was, Well that is the animals that perished in our flood. No. They did not perish in our flood. It is now evident that every major continent on this planet has big display areas where fossilized bones of prehistoric hour are displayed. Most of the animals that would really date back to our flood period do not even exist today in a fossilized state. That is what we have to look at as we consider this. Let us just ask ourselves, Does this help us to better understand that God, and God alone, is the Creator? What did He have in mind? He is not some source of ignorance sitting up there in heaven looking down upon us. He is not just playing around with something, and then eventually coming to a fixed point, like, Well I believe we will take it from here. No. I believe assuredly, that before there was a star or anything, God knew all about you and me being here and what He would reveal to us in this hour of time. Where do you get that, Bro. Jackson? Turn with me to the Genesis of the New Testament, which is Ephesians, the 1st chapter. We previously took our first text from the 3rd chapter of Ephesians: from the 9th verse, where it sounds like Jesus Christ was the means by how God created all things. When we read from the Hebrew and Aramaic, it definitely points to the fact that God created all things, (period); and that He did not send Jesus the Christ, (which was not even in existence except in the mind of the Creator until two thousand years ago) to do the creating. That thought is injected by your translators who did their translating from a Trinitarian mind. WE have become victimized by their traditional ideas, so let us see what the apostle Paul said in the 1st chapter. That should help to clear up the picture. Keep in mind, the apostle Paul was the author of most of the epistles in the New Testament. If he brings out one point of thought in one epistle, him being the apostle to the Gentiles, why would anyone think he would preach something different to another group? What kind of apostle would teach and make statements in different epistles that contradicted each other? First of all, this Christian faith was established by the preaching and teaching of those first Age apostles. Therefore it is imperative that we make sure we study the entire context of their teachings before we set our minds in concrete on any particular subject. You just simply cannot allow yourselves to read scripture like that and take off on a cold trail. The words of this Bible will lead you to a true revelation if you will study all of them together and keep in mind what we see in 2nd Timothy 3:16-17, and be assured that these are not just idle words, (16) “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: (17) That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” With that in mind, listen to what that same apostle says in the 1st chapter of Ephesians, in the introduction. “Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus. Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.” This goes to show the apostle Paul separates the object of God in His makeup, from the person of His Son whom He (God) had already purposed to work through to bring about our redemption. That is why, when God becomes the Redeemer, that is where God comes down and incarnates Himself into the person of His Son, and every bit of God’s authority and what He is, in His attributes, the display of His attributes, is all invested in the person of His Son. God wants to be recognized in this manner, because it is God who is doing the saving. As pertaining to the saving virtue, it was the Son who yielded Himself to the Father, and allowed the Father to dwell in Him, possessing His entire makeup. Paul says in the 3rd verse, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” The oneness want to say that only the physical body of Jesus was the Son, but the life that made the lungs breathe and the mind to think with, that was the life that God imparted to Him, the same as He imparted the spirit and intellect and breath of life to each of us. That is stupidity, just plain spiritual ignorance that causes anyone to think and believe like that. You cannot get a true picture of God that is supreme, unless you are willing to open your mind to a true revelation. When you deal with the subject of the incarnation, what actually are you dealing with? You are dealing with the incarnation of God the Father, in the person of His Son. If you look up the word incarnation, in the dictionary, you will find something like this, “A bodily manifestation of a supernatural being.” God the Father, manifested all His supernatural attributes through the very body of His only begotten Son Jesus, who was and is known as the Christ. Notice this next verse. “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, (This is why I refer to Ephesians as the Genesis of the New Testament) who hath (past tense) blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ.” When did this take place? Was it the day He was born, in a manger? No. It took place in the mind of God. “According as He hath chosen us (you and me) in Him (Christ) before the foundation fo the world.” That lets me know that what we are studying here, is what was in the mind of God before He ever created anything. Therefore we understand, according to what it says in Hebrews 11:3, that all things were created by the word of God, and Jesus was not, and is not the WORD the apostle was referring to “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the Word of God, so that things which are sen were not made of things which do appear.” Yes, brothers and sisters, Through faith we understand that God the Father was He that created all things, because we also have a revelation of the Godhead. We know that Jesus, His only begotten Son was nowhere around, except in the mind of the Creator, when creation took place. His WORD, was His thought expressed. Think of the scripture in Psalms that says, And He sent forth His Word and healed them. IN what form was this Word? Where did it originate from? It was the mind of God, because in this book there are certain promises of what God said He would do. In the Old Testament there is one deity name that means, “I AM THE LORD THAT HEALETH THEE.” That is a promise. Whenever He chooses to take that off the page and activate it, someone gets the benefit. When it says, He sent forth His Word, you are not looking for a fleshly form. You are just simply recognizing the power of God, the anointing He sends forth, as He moves to carry out His thoughts. Likewise when it says He created all things by His Word, He just simply activated His predetermined thoughts. He can do that any time He chooses, but the fact is, He did not have to keep on creating down through the centuries of time as though He forgot something in the beginning. No. His original creation was sufficient for all time. God can activate His mind any time He chooses to and something comes into existence right then, but He accomplished a finished work as far as creating goes, before the foundation of the world. That is how we have to understand these things: that He did all this before the foundation of the world, before there was this (chart) and before there was anything else, simply because He had already seen what our particular hour of time would require. All that pertained to redemption was all chosen in Christ Jesus before there was ever anything created that would one day need to be redeemed. It was all a fixed thought in the mind of the Creator. That is why in St. John 1:1, we read, “In the beginning was the Word.” To you Trinitarians I want to say, That was not a man referred to there as the Word: It was a thought in the mind of the Creator, He who created all things, He that was referred to as Jehovah by the Jews. He created all things in His mind, then in the spirit, and manifested each thing in its time.
THE WORD OF GOD – WHAT THAT PERTAINS TO
Let us read a few verses straight through and try to keep in mind the fact that this writer was not pointing to a man, as being the Word of God. (John 1:1) “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (2) The same was in the beginning with God. (3) All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made. (4) In Him was life; and the life was the light of men. (5) And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.” Yes saints, the same mind that devised this, devised everything else that was created; and then He activated each thing as the time for its literal appearance arrived. He is still sovereign, therefore let us settle it, He chose you and me before the foundation of the world. “That we should be holy and without blame before Him in love. Having predestinated us.” Meaning before the end and before the beginning starts, He has already chosen us and adopted us, by and through the Lord Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of His will. Does anyone want to argue with me? God can do anything He chooses to do, any time He had a purpose in doing it. He does not have to get permission from anyone: He just does it. “To the praise of the glory of His grace, wherein He hath made us accepted in the beloved.” I am finishing this purposely in an effort to establish the thought in you, that you were in the mind of God before there was a twinkle, twinkle little star, how I wonder what you are. Yes, you were there. “In whom we have redemption.” When it says in whom, it is in Jesus Christ, Yet He Himself did not even exist when God thought out this wonderful plan of redemption before He ever manifested any of His creation. “In whom we have redemption through His blood, (Because it was the blood of Jesus Christ that was shed on Calvary to pay our sin debt. It was the physical body of Jesus that suffered the pain and torment, but the great Creator was dwelling inside that body, manifesting all His attributes through Him. God lives in Him, to constitute the means by how redemption was to be administered to everyone who would believe.) the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace. Wherein He hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; Having made known unto us the mystery of His will, (I know we have covered this already, but I want to make sure you understand what the mystery of His will pertained to. It lay right here in the scriptures, but the prophets of old, as they would prophesy certain things for future generations to understand, did not understand those things they were inspired to prophesy. Certain things always seemed to be a mystery.) according to the good pleasure which He hath purposed in Himself.” Praise God! I want all of you to catch this point, He hath purposed in HIMSELF. That is how it is; and I do not want to argue with Him. I am glad He has a plan, and glad He had that plan perfected in Himself before He ever put any of it in action. Notice this, “That in the dispensation of the fulness of times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, (That is the dead in Christ.) and which are on earth; (the living believers) even in Him: In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, (The inheritance is eternal life.) being predestinated according to the purpose of Him who worketh all things after the counsel of His own will.” That is the line I wanted to be sure to read. Who is doing it? He who worketh all things after the counsel of His own will. Do any of you actually think God sat down one time and debated and discussed with anyone or anything about what He should do next? I say, He absolutely did not! Everything was already designed before there was ever anyone He could speak to. In process of time, there came the time when He wanted to show an element of His creation, I am not only the God that created you: I am He that is going to redeem you also. I will show you how merciful I am; even to forgive you of your sins and call you my children. He did it because He had already reached a fixed point when He knew, This is what I will do; and this is the way I will do it; and nothing shall change it. That shows the sovereignty of God the Creator. That takes all this guesswork out of the picture the translators have set before us. You and I were chosen in Christ, in the mind of God, before we were ever brought into existence. You and I did not exist here. (Pointing to chart) Nor did we exist here: We did not even exist here, because all of that represents the earth either before there was any life in existence on it, or represents the prehistoric earth with only an animal kingdom dwelling on it, ruled by the angels God had created. We did not even exist here, because the earth was without form and void as the result of a judgment God passed upon the prehistoric inhabitants. We did not exist until this started. (Pointing to chart that represents the earth after Genesis 1:1). That is my way of trying to illustrate to you, that God is sole Creator of everything. He had no help. Now Bro. Jackson, what about Genesis 1:26, where God said, Let us make man? That looks like He had some help. “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.” That is the very verse Trinitarians read and absolutely declare that God is a three person God. I will ask that you read beyond that one verse and pay particular attention to who did the creating, and also to whose image man was created in; and who gave man His commission. We sometimes use the word WHO, when we are speaking of God, but in reality He is not a WHO, because He is a Spirit, but having said that, let us read verses 27-29, and pay attention to the wording. You will not find any other authority being exercised except His sovereign authority. “So (God) created man in (His) own image, in the image of (God) created (He) him; male and female created (He) them. 28 And God blessed 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. 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.” We are going to say this, Somewhere back there, as microscopic life and the angelic beings had prepared the earth for habitation by a higher form of life, (I am not going to fix you a date for that: I would be stupid to try to do that.) God had an order in which His creation would be manifested. I am just trying to bring you a little profile to show that there came a time when this planet began to move out of that hot, unhabitable state, and that God began to introduce to it in order, those forms of life He had predetermined to use, to prepare it for another stage, and then right on down the line. Listen to me, He had a divine order: Make no mistake about that.
These scientists that want to insinuate, and even declare certain beliefs, all because they find traces where this animal life existed in a barbaric state, are trapped by the foolish things they imagine, and they are proved to be just plain silly. To those who believe the earth was first inhabited by cannibalistic animals I say, If all this life had been cannibalistic, passing from this era into that one, it never would have gone any further: Time would not yet have brought it to its fruition. Do you understand why I say that? This is why I have to say, that according to the Bible, in Isaiah 14, and Ezekiel 28, something took place that a lot of professing Christians in the denominational structure do not bother to read about or even allow for. The prophet Isaiah, was prophesying about the ancient king, just as Ezekiel did, when all of a sudden his utterance moved form the present tense, and goes way back into the past tense, because what he is looking at is the spirit that is motivating that king, which spirit is the devil himself. That spirit is what caused that king to conduct himself like he did. You will find that same kind of condition in Ezekiel 28 also. “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning,” which means this, He was created at the beginning or dawning of time, somewhere back in here (pointing to chart). Then what does it say? The prophet began to expose that spirit, How thou hast said in thine heart, I will make myself like the most high God, I will go up on the sides of the north, I will set above the congregation. He began to exalt himself. What we want to look at here, as these angels were created, and you read this in Ezekiel 28, not Isaiah, because Ezekiel prophesied in a different era of time, and when Ezekiel was speaking concerning the devil he said, Thou has been in Eden; the garden of God; that somewhere as this planet began to move into this era when animal life or larger proportions, and vegetative life is now beginning to fill the planet, getting it ready for the progressing of life in the final state God wanted it to attain unto, Lucifer and many of the other angels engaged in a revolt. I have no doubt the continent of Africa was a central place for the description you read in the 28th chapter of Ezekiel. When it says, Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God, thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire, it directs my attention to Africa. Where do we get most of the stones for our jewelry of today? Out of Africa. This is why our garden of Eden was not described as a garden of beautiful diamonds and stones. It speaks of gold, but not all these other decorative stones. Our garden was basically a garden of vegetation, with a little bit of heaven placed over that. When you read Ezekiel 28, it speaks how that angel Lucifer began to exalt himself, and of how he had been in the garden fo God. It says he was the most anointed cherub of all, above Gabriel and Michael, which are the chief ones now. Since this character caused a third of the angels to fall, we have to believe his original name was changed from Lucifer to Satan because of what he did contrary to God’s commission to him. After he fell from his first estate, he was never called Lucifer any more. He is referred to as the devil, supplanter, deceiver, the evil one and all of that, but never again by his archangel named Lucifer. He has taken on many other titles and names, as his evil influence has been identified down through time, but he can never be redeemed. He is destined to be totally destroyed in the lake of fire as God wraps up redemption of the planet. In Ezekiel 28 it says, starting in verse 13 “Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. 14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. 15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.” What a position to fall from! What a position he must have had, a position the great angelic host began to see unfold before their very eyes. Somewhere they were faced with a test though, that caused the downfall of him and a third of the other angels. This is where I have to say, Up until the test came, animal life on this planet was progressing rapidly. If we have taken notice, we have seen that from the continent of Africa, from Europe, Asia, North America, South America, how out of the crust of the earth they are digging the fossilized remains of a prehistoric animal kingdom that had grown rapidly, and flourished. This is why I defy the idea that it all started with a cannibalistic spirit. That was what the devil had succeeded in inserting into it, when he was faced with the choice of whether to obey the command of God his Creator, or go his own way. This is where he began to work on the other angelic beings, to persuade them to go along with him in his evil plot and found that one third of them could be persuaded to defy the Creator. Those huge dinosaurs that looked like birds were not created to be cannibalistic: they were perverted in that revolt. Yes there were ancient birds that could fly and pick up a sheep. They had teeth. They have fossils of them in museums today. How many of you would like to have your two year old child in the back yard playing, and one of those buzzard-like creatures with a wing span of about twelve feet, and with huge teeth, swoop down and pick up your child and fly away with it, off into the wild blue yonder, never to be seen again? You would really be doing some screaming. How would you like to go to a bank and borrow money to build a hundred thousand dollar home, and you have just decorated it with all kinds of new and modern conveniences, and some night shortly thereafter, have one of those giant dinosaurs coming walking through the countryside? One step of his foot right through your roof into your bedroom and you and your house are finished. A creature like that could hook a toenail under the edge of your bed and upset you, and then pull his foot out and move on, but that would be the least of what could happen. You would be left screaming in the dark, not knowing what to do. That is just a little illustration to get your attention. I am so glad we do not have to live day by day with that type of thing as a threat. It is bad enough when a man eating tiger gets loose in this day and hour. Down in the state of Louisiana a python got out of a zoo somewhere and finally found its way to shelter under some people’s house. Every once in a while they would miss a cat, or someone would miss a little puppy. Maybe you saw this in the news. They could see where something had been crawling, so they called the zoo. One man got up enough nerve to crawl in the hole where they could see that the ground was getting slick. Of course that creature could go back in there and curl up and lay next to the dark side of the foundation of the house and nobody knew he was in there. That certain fellow crawled in there and got to looking around and spotted that great big thing. Then they got a bunch of men together and managed to get some kind of noose over him. When they did that, they backed out and started pulling him out. They pulled that enormous snake (I call it) out from under the house; and I just thought while they were doing that, Yes, that is a huge specimen, but they had them larger than that about a million years ago, on this same planet. My point is, That prehistoric world, once it was well under way in becoming what God had ordained it to be, Lucifer, which we now refer to as the devil, has got an evil thought and is beginning to exalt himself and seek help in defiling that beautiful creation of God. When you take Isaiah 14 and Ezekiel 28, then read both accounts together, you will have a picture of how Lucifer began to think and conduct himself. Then, as he began to think that way, we can visualize how he began to work on the other angelic beings. As more and more began to become convinced by him to partake of his evil tactics, you can say then, Now I see why God had to destroy the entire thing. Yes saints, cannibalism, which was animal against animal, creature against creature, from one end of this planet earth to the other, so to speak, caused giant battlefields to begin to be set up. The earth was being covered with blood. All over this planet, this type of life began to be predominantly hostile. Why do I say that? In Washington D.C., there is a museum we have visited. We went through there just one time, but that one time convinced me of what I am pointing out to you: that there was definitely a time when this earth was inhabited with cannibalistic creatures. Under glass, was a little creature that looked much like our wild hog. It had a snout shaped much like a small alligator. This creature had met its death by some kind of catastrophic event, because it was in the process of eating another creature just like itself, only it was a young one. He has it by the neck, with one foot on it, holding it, and it is getting ready to pull off a big bite. Whatever it was that brought that life to an end, that is the state it became petrified in. God had a reason for bringing the planet earth to that state. That is why it reads in the 2nd verse of Genesis, that the earth was without form and void. It was void of anything that had ever been on it, and darkness was not only on the earth, but was upon all space also. God just totally voided everything, to take a new start at another time. Speaking of that Museum, at the other end of it was another animal in that same petrified state. In a cage, there was a big mural painted on the wall, of this type animal and many of its kind. It showed how they existed by devouring one another. As I watched that, I said, Yes, this planet earth, when it went into its final stage of the prehistoric hour, it could have lasted for millions of years. That would have brought in different evolutionary structures of what they call man back then. I have no squabble with them, if they say he evolved form this stage, to this stage, to that stage. The Neanderthal man, as far as we know from the scientific historians, was the last and most intellectual creature of that hour. He existed about ninety thousand years ago. In all I have said, you do not read one thing about God ever redeeming any of that. You only read, and you only visibly see the effects of what God did with the entire creation. That is why Jesus picked it up in St. John 8, the way He did. When He looked at that religious bunch of pharisees standing there, and took note of how they began to display such an antagonistic attitude as He was preaching to them, He recognized where that spirit was coming from. Finally He looked them right in the eye and said, Ye are of your father, the devil, and the lusts of your father, ye will do: For he was a murderer from his beginning, not our beginning, but back in his beginning. That made them angry, because they were so proud of themselves. Words like that would make a lot of this present church world very angry also, because they do not realize they have that same spirit motivating them. If you dare to tear their little theological Sunday school to pieces and try to show them something they will say, Well I don’t believe that. Well whether they believe the truth or not, as Christian people, I have to believe there is a truth to be understood and proclaimed; and a right way to do it, as well as a right way to read the Bible; so those who turn their back on the right way will run on to destruction following the wrong way. The time has come for us to read it right, understand it right, and let it change the way we live. When the angelic family, and whatever else this period of life developed into, began to reach a more mature state, Lucifer was able to turn all the earth’s inhabitants to cannibalism, which was an environment of nothing but evil. That is what the devil is also trying to bring this entire planet back to again. If they succeed in turning this human race into nothing but gays and lesbians, and convince them that there is no God, I will tell you this, It will be like living in hell on this planet. The devil’s demonic helpers are walking, talking, and stalking the human race everywhere today. Politicians are spreading their wings, because they are all thinking alike. Why do I say that? Because one of the last scenes we see in the 19th chapter of the book of Revelation, as the battle of Armageddon has been fought, we suddenly see heaven opened, and Jesus Christ is coming to earth. For what purpose? To take control of everything, to bring this evil era to an end. I want to be with Him in that hour of time, in that army that comes with Him when He comes. What does it say about that scene? The writer, John, saw the world’s beast and the man of sin, the devil, the antichrist, the false prophet, which are all one and the selfsame creature, and the kings of the earth assembled to make war against Him that sits on the white horse. Imagine of all the religious church going people today, giving themselves over to a modern spirit. If Clinton wants to deny you the right to own a gun, how about the devil when he tries to take hold and create an earthly society? This is where the final stroke is, that out of the mouth of Jesus went a sharp two edged sword, that with it He should smite the nations. I tell you, there is nothing going to be equal to the supernatural display of the power of God that is invested in Christ and the Bride of Christ, as they come to take over the reins of rule on this earth. When I think, that our modern educational system today still want to spend more, and more money on education, I just have to ask, What are they going to do with it? I know exactly what they will do with it. They will build better buildings, and they will build enormous gymnasiums, really more like the coliseums the Romans had; and they will never mention God. He is to be shut out of every phase of modern education. That is the kind of education program that will be world wide at the time of the second coming of Jesus Christ, when He comes visibly to rule and reign on this earth. What does it say in the 17th chapter of Revelation, about the time when He comes to fight against that old beast and take control of all world government? It says, “They that are with Him are called, and chosen, and faithful.” I want to be with Him. That army that comes with Jesus Christ to take over the reins of this earth’s government will defeat the beast and the kings of the earth. This is where dead bodies shall lie from one end of the earth to the other. In Armageddon the blood flows to the bridal of the horse, but when He comes with His mighty army from heaven, the dead bodies are going to lie from one end of this earth to the other. That is a supernatural stroke of God’s devastating judgmental power. It is going to do to the planet basically what happened right here, (pointing to chart, at the end of the prehistoric era) when God brought that to a catastrophic end. It is now evident that the planet earth was becoming blood stained, when God brought Lucifer before Him and asked, What have you been doing? And he no doubt answered, “Nothing.” That is the way it is in our court rooms today: you ask a murderer or some other ruthless villain, What have you been doing? And you get the same answer, “Nothing.” Lucifer became the master of lies, according to the very words of Jesus. In the 8th chapter of John, Jesus said he was the father of lies, because he originated the first one. Therefore I have to say, The first one was not what he told to his buddy somewhere, it was what Lucifer told to his Master when He demanded an explanation for the shape His beautiful animal kingdom was in, all hating and killing one another. As God looked down upon the earth and began to see dead bodies lying everywhere, and huge battlefields stained with the blood of animals, He wanted an explanation from the angel in charge, Lucifer. Oh yes, God let the condition go on long enough until He had enough evidence against him, and until every other angel had been tested, before He terminated the entire creation. I am thankful they could not throw circumstantial evidence out the door, in that day and hour, like those slick tongued lawyers are able to get done today. God is the supreme Judge of the universe. When God called Lucifer before Him, What have you been doing? It is just like they say in the court rooms in our day: He no doubt answered Nothing. That is the way lawbreakers do today: They shrug their shoulders and say, Nothing. The judicial system of our modern day is nothing but a monster of demonic, devilish power. Young people, do not allow yourselves to take up that thought of wanting to be a lawyer. Jesus spoke against such, saying, Woe unto you doctors and lawyers, and you merchants. I am not saying you cannot have a grocery store. Somebody has to run something, but remember, There is an element of the human race today, that have joined the gangs of the power crazed sources of commerce that affect the lifestyle on this planet. You know it. More and more are harnessing themselves with that power structure, that they can use in the materialistic world to gain their wealth, get their name recognized, their profession and so forth. I hope that up to this point you are able to see, as you look from here, over to here, (pointing to chart) that God is the sole Creator. You are covering a long period of time, and you have the whole universe to consider, as you look for evidence that God is the sole Creator. I cannot see how anyone can possibly believe that this entire universe is the result of an unexplained and unregulated happening that took place without being directed by a supernatural, omnipotent intellect.
FURTHER EXPLANATION OF MICROSCOPIC LIFE
We will look a little more into the way God prepared this planet for habitation of higher forms of life, first by using microscopic life to make the preparation; and then we will go into the New Testament and concentrate on the proper way to read and study it, so that it makes sense. You may think at times that we spend too much time emphasizing the fact that there was a prehistoric creation on this planet long before the events of Genesis 1, verse 2, began to develop, but I assure you, This is not time wasted: you have a devil inspired society out here that are determined to shut out the idea of a Creator and leave the idea that this planet is hanging in space and regulated so perfectly all by chance. I know that is a lie of the devil, the ruler of natural minded mankind, so I want to do my very best, by the help of God, to give believers a little insight as to what really took place before there was ever a human walking on this planet. We want to try to show you, that we can prove by the Bible that there was a time on this planet when animal life inhabited it; and that if there was life present, then God had to be the Creator of it. To show you, that in that period of time which covered many, many eras of time, God was accomplishing something to bring the planet into a state where it could be a habitation for the life that He would put there, I will bring in various things from various sources, some of which I have already mentioned, but all designed to give you a better understanding of the entire process. When scientists say today, that according to their geological discoveries, this planet has to be millions of years old, because they can tell from layers of rock and other things they have discovered, that it is much, much older than a lot of people want to believe it is, I have no quarrel with that. I also believe the planet has been in existence many millions of years. Christians: let us begin to exercise some common sense; and realize that the fossils that are being discovered could not possibly be from anything this side of Genesis 1:1. I do not find anything in the Bible that is contradictory to the fact that this planet earth has been here millions of years. The point is, This planet did not just happen to be here by accident, or by an unexplainable event: ti is all by the design of a sovereign Creator. Because of the overpowering spirit of this age, I cannot stress that enough. Let us as Christians, get it settled once and for all time, that the planet did not come into existence by some mysterious, hypothetical explosion that not even the scientists can explain, but rather, that it came into existence by a very explainable source, because of the evidence we have right here in our Bibles. If there was an explosion, and I do not argue about that: I just ask, What brought it about? Give me an answer to that, if you are one that wants to deny that a Creator designed it. I say again, What brought it about? There had to be a master mind behind the entire thing. Even some scientists will tell you, Nothing happens by chance. It took a brain far better than any scientist to set all these bodies out here in the universe, and then regulate their cycle so they are all circling, or rotating in a precise path, so that mankind in our day, with his modern instruments, can tell exactly where a certain planet will be a hundred or a thousand years from now. It takes a master brain to do that. Not even man can made a mechanism that you could wind up with springs and make it that accurate. Man is a miniature god in one sense of the word. He was made to be like that, but merely to take certain things of the earth and express them for the good of mankind. Now I want to explain something more about when the earth came out of that state of the explosion, because it was tremendously hot. We would have to say that however long the planet hung here in that state, it was very hot and would involve eons of time cooling down, but gradually as the surface of the earth cools to the point where God knows it will afford life of some nature, I have already said the first type of life that could possibly exist here on a barren rocky thing, as it was then, would be microscopic life. Let me explain this a little further. It is a fact we still have that microscopic life in our soil today. Not even the schools indulge in study of that depth of it. Let me give you an example. Let us take a spot out here in a field somewhere that holds water the year round. Whatever type of seed fowl life has been successful in carrying and dropping into that, it will not be long until that swamp will be growing some kind of plant life. Then let me give another illustration. Go there and cut all that foliage down, let it crisscross each other and leave it there. It will stay there and decay. Next year, there will be another crop coming right up through it. Let us just say that over a period of time, that swamp will build up a floor level until it begins to no longer hold the water that it once did, but still remains on the damp side: God so designed the planet, that once a certain element has been created, it never passes out of existence: it just changes from one structure to another structure. Now, after what used to be a swamp, builds up its floor level until it no longer holds that depth of water, but because of its ability to hold water for a plant life to live, go there and cut it down. I want to show you microscopic life at work. All that stuff will fall together in a crisscross fashion. As it lays there, the very weight of it compacts it to the floor of that space. Go there a month later and raise up some of it, you will find there, a mold that is flourishing. How many know what I mean by that? It is called mold, but if you could look at it under a microscope, you will see it is working. What is it doing? It is decomposing that plant life that was once alive and green. It is living on that, breaking it down and diverting it to another form of what God wanted the planet to be. When you think of this planet, as big as it is, it took thousands, even millions of years for that barren rocky planet to accept the effects of the microscopic life. At first, THERE WAS NO PLANT LIFE GROWING. There had to be microscopic life first, but this microscopic life is identified in different ways. As I said earlier, Some of it lives on barren rock. That is why I said, You can travel the country over, you can go places in hill country, in mountain regions and find various stages of what we are looking at. In a cliff, you will find different layers of rock. When you examine it, you will see traces of ancient marine life, tiny sea shells and all that type of things. You can even see in layers between certain rocks, traces of something that looks like little leaves. It has decomposed in the embedment of this rock, which shows it had to be a sediment at one time. This is why I have said, This planet, from inside it, remained to be a hot boiling mass of gases. That is still a part of the original explosion substance that all the rest of the planets were made out of. As this planet began to change, over long periods of time, there is no doubt earthquakes, according to the mind of God, or volcanic eruptions that would take place, burying certain substances, exposing other areas that God wanted to deal with. All of this has been in water for thousands of years, and suddenly it is below water. I have no problem looking at it like this, because I see a God that is a lot bigger than the finite minds of our modern scientists. I can see this planet being constantly changed to accept the next phase of what God is doing. In some places, He is using extreme heat to bring about a certain finished affect. IN other places He is using extreme cold. It is a fact, that certain rock, when it is exposed to extreme cold, and then water hits it, you have a breakup of the surface of that rock. It is minor, but when this constantly repeats itself over eons of time, God who does not live in a day of twenty four hours as we do, is in no hurry to reach any certain point, although He knew exactly when each phase would reach its conclusion and accept another. He set the machinery of time in existence. That is why I have to say, He made microscopic life, some of it to work on the surface of rock, the decomposing of rock and for all that ancient type of dirt, but it was not going to grow the plant life that God wants it to until it has been changed from one structure to something else. This is why a certain amount of stone had to be decomposed by weather conditions, that would sooner or later cause this to become dissolved and blended in together with something else. All of this begins to build what we call soil. That is why, when you go to the prairie country of the United States and Canada, and you find it as level as the top of a table, that soil has a different compositional makeup than the soil around here. Around here, we usually have two types, either a clay like substance, or a loam. All this loamy type came from somewhere in the past, where there was a lot of vegetation that decomposed and blended into the structure of what it consists of. Therefore they call it loam. Plant life, when it is decomposed and recycles itself, builds what they call humus. This humus, is really what carries the life of the plant food and keeps it in existence for the oncoming plant life to feed on. God is the greatest Farmer that has ever been, as well as the greatest scientist. I am saying this in order for us to understand, God was watching over the entire process all along. How many times this planet went through upheavals and there was no one around to fuss about it, we will never know. There was another volcano: I just heard last night, that one of our most noted volcanoes that has been on this planet ever since man has been here, has erupted. How many heard about that? I do not remember the name of it. Anyhow, they said it is not posing any danger to anyone. It showed the lava flowing down red hot. There is plant life today, if you give it a chance to root itself, that will grow in strange places. Go to the Grand Canyon in Arizona. It is a mile deep. You are standing above it looking down over steep, rocky bluffs. Every once in awhile you notice that there is some kind of plant life, like some scrub evergreen, hanging there on a bluff. Probably only God knows how long it has been hanging there. It is the only kind of life that can take hold in a place like that. It is hard to believe that anything could put out its roots and take hold in such a place. Before very long, it is bearing seed and its seed fall down and take hold. Those seed will reproduce also. Saints: I am not standing here to tell you long stories like this, except for one reason, and that is to help you get the entire picture of creation straight in your minds, and say to you, please lay hold upon the fact that Jesus the Christ, the Son of God the Creator, did not Himself create any of what we have been talking about. Jesus Christ the Savior of lost mankind, whose ministry we find in the New Testament, was not the Creator of the planet and the things on it. He was never supposed to be looked upon as creator of anything. He came into this world to fulfill a redeeming work the Creator designed in His own mind before the world was created. Yes, we can say this, God, who is the Creator, as we see in Ephesians 3:1, had predetermined in His own mind before time began, everything that was ever to be done, both in the process of creating as well as all that was to transpire in the redeeming process. All the time this creating was going on, that which was to become the manifested Word of God for redemption still lay in the mind of the Creator which was known to the Jews as Jehovah when time reached that point. Now when we get over here where we find that the Spirit of God looked upon the earth it was without form and void that shows that life was not functional. Darkness was upon the deep, which is space. The moisture, the water this earth once had, had disintegrated. It hung like a fog around the earth. Light no longer showed a beneficial effect. The first thing God said after that, was, Let there be light. The light began to move upon the earth. What happened then? The waters began to be separated out there in space. When you read the rest of the verse of chapter 1, in Genesis, it shows that God is very much alive and knows what He is doing. I pray you everyone believe that. He was not up there somewhere playing with mud balls. Let me say something else that I want everyone of you to take particular note of, Scientists try to tell you all this crude oil in the heart of the earth is from giant dinosaurs that have fallen and it is the lard in them decomposing and draining through the fibers of earth. That is pure hogwash! Who made the oceans of water? Where did the water come from? How come they can make motor oil out of the lard from dinosaurs, but the lard of a hog is only good for frying eggs and so forth? Think of it. Does that make sense? WE have to use a little common sense along with everything else we learn, in order for our thinking to be balanced. As we continue on with our thought, please remember that we are speaking of a CREATOR and HIS CREATION. When things began to reach the state that this type of life had built a soil and environment that could afford other types of life, that is when God placed the higher forms of life here. God is not a fool. He knew what He was doing every step of the way. As the first forms of plant life became established, He began to introduce certain animals to the environment: probably very small in structure, but they were of the type that the plant life of that time could sustain. It was a step by step plan that eventually populated the planet, so that everything was exactly as the Creator had planned in His mind when He counseled with Himself. I do not see God creating an animal life anywhere along the way that found it hard to survive in a make shift environment. You must accept as fact, that everything at first was exactly as He wanted it. I can envision Him creating an animal life creature that could readily adapt to its environment. This is why I have to say, The word evolution is not an evil word. It is the way scientists who do not believe in God want to use it that makes it an evil word, when they are telling you and me that we evolved from monkeys. That prehistoric animal life that God had to destroy because of perversion, after the angels failed to carry out their commission the way He had instructed them, was left in the earth as a testimony to the end time believers, to give them a true picture of the God they serve, and of how He deals with unrighteousness, to produce a righteous element that enjoy fellowshipping Him.
MAKING THE PICTURE CLEAR
Foolish people will ask you, How do you know angels had anything to do with what happened back there in a prehistoric time? I just have to answer, What does it tell me in Jude, verse 6? “And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, He hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.” What does it tell me in the 2nd epistle of Peter, in chapter 2? Look at verses 4-6. “For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; 5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly; 6 And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly,” we could finish it out by saying, Why would we think God would look at this generation any differently? That, along with the other scriptures we have already read, in Isaiah 14, and Ezekiel 28, lets me know for certain that angels were the only beings that corrupted the prehistoric creation God placed on this planet. No. He will not destroy the entire population, at the end of this present age because of the perversion and every other form of ungodliness we see going on, because He has a family of redeemed Sons and Daughters that hate all this perversion as much as He does, but not too far into the future, He will once again cleanse this planet of all ungodliness; and usher His immortal family into the eternal age, an age of total bliss; and we will never again have to tolerate God-hating infidels making laws to protect the law breakers of the world, because there will be no more law breakers. Hallelujah! Just think, saints, what we have to look forward to! Should we not walk softly before God, as we see the end of this age approaching? Well some could ask, What does it actually mean, angels which kept not their first estate? It means they did not retain their first God given position of authority, but gave themselves over to conduct that God will never allow anymore. Therefore God has chained them down, just some of those that sinned, not all of them. Those He has chained down, in everlasting chains, would have to be those who went beyond all limits of perversion and ungodliness. They are waiting in hell until that day of final judgment, when God will bring all things into the supreme court of heaven. Then, all traces of them will be destroyed in the lake of fire. When we see those two men of God writing of angels that forsook their previous position, how God has dealt with them, chaining some in hell; and at the same time letting other that sinned still run loose, to oppress and torment saints, we need to do more than just read the printed words: we need to seek God for the scriptures that furnish an explanation of it. That is when you find yourself reading the scriptures we have used and allowing God to impart an understanding of them to you as a revelation. These fallen angels that are still running loose are the spirit beings that have tormented you and me, created a hostile world of perversion out here, and that just constantly harass anyone who professes to believe in God. Those spirits that are still allowed to serve the devil in his evil work are referred to as demons; and they are doing to the human race what some of those spirits that are chained down, did with the animals, when that prehistoric animal kingdom was alive on the planet. God said to that bunch, You will never be allowed to do your devilish work again. I have to believe they did something so evil and ungodly that God could not allow them to roam the earth ever again: That is why God has them chained down. Other angels that sinned, but did not go to such extremeness, God allowed to run loose serving the devil, as he (the devil) puts believers to the test daily. That is why we can say the present heavenly sphere around the earth, that sphere which is just beyond our present limits, is where the devil abides and exercises his dominion over the natural things of the world. Did not Jesus refer to him as the prince of this world? Did not the apostle Paul refer to him as the good of this world in 2nd Corinthians 4? That is because he rules those who refuse to allow God to direct their ways. With this in mind, we have to assume, and I say assume that it points us back to a time before Genesis 1:2, by looking at it from a practical standpoint, and ask ourselves, Where would angels have fallen? Nowhere this side of our Garden of Eden; it had to be in some situation before that, because the devil was on the scene right away, trying to get at God’s created man and woman. Well what was before that? They did not commit those terrible deeds in heaven, so that points you right to a prehistoric creation on earth; and somewhere along the line as a major objective of the Creator was coming into its bloom, beginning to reach the finished picture, something happened that changed the entire thing. Then Isaiah 14, and Ezekiel 28 declares that there was a leader of those angels whose name was Lucifer. By the time you get through studying all these scriptures, what you assumed earlier has become a reality. We see from the Bible, that there are two outstanding arch angels in the family of righteous angels, yet in our time. Gabriel is one, and Michael is the other. Some will ask, Bro. Jackson, are there more angels that have names, other than just those two? I supposed they all have a name, but why do we want to be so busy trying to find out their names? Our responsibility is to learn what God has in store for us and do our best to follow His leading. AS we move on let me say, Last year when we were taking a tour past the Grand Canyon and through Monument Valley, we could not help but feel that we were traveling through the ancient dinosaur playground. That is the best way I can describe it. In this vast area of the west, which for centuries, man never though of as having such a vast deposit of fossils, they are now finding bones in large deposits. They say only one third of earth is dry land, and the other two thirds are covered with water, yet in this one third of earth, we find on every major continent that there is a fast desert. When you look at these areas that are arid, you can see the traces of an ancient past where there has been foliage in vast quantities. From Monument Valley you journey south to the Petrified Forest and on into the Painted Desert. Every once in awhile they find more fossilized remains of some ancient dinosaur. I have read, that in China they have found vast burial places. It was not because some man buried them: It is because sudden disaster struck the planet and that prehistoric life came to a sudden end. Regardless of what anyone believe about it, there is still much buried in vast depths of the present day earth, that speak of an ancient past. They are hauling it off by the truckloads. Wherever you find it, it is usually where there is a desert. I have to say, That tells me the ancient battlefields of that prehistoric kingdom existed only after the nature of those animals had been perverted by the devil and his host of helpers. Afterwards, those creatures that once would pass each other in the giant forests and never raise a hostile expression, began to attack each other because Lucifer had sown seed of hate and murder in their ranks. Because he did that God was forced, after so long a time, to call the whole thing to a halt. When God called Lucifer in, to give account of his behavior, he lied about it. You have heard it said, The devil made me do it, when children would be confronted with the fact that they obviously lied about something. Well Lucifer did not have anyone else to blame his lies on because he was the originator of all lies. He lied to the Creator when He was asked, What have you been doing, to cause this beautiful animal kingdom to turn out like this? Well there was no lie he could tell that could change the outcome of his evil deeds. I do not believe for one minute, that it was an accident that brought that prehistoric population to an end. I am fully persuaded that the thing that brought life to a catastrophic end here on the planet was designed by God Himself. Just north of here, on old Hwy 31, there used to be a sign marking it as being as far as they could trace the glacier period, when it came sliding down over North America. They say that is what dug out the lake beds. Well, I do not necessarily care how they were dug, but I am sure of one thing, God was behind the plan; and it did not happen just by chance.
JUDGMENT WITH NO CHANCE OF REDEMPTION
Let us just take another look at some of these things we are examining. When God called the rest of His angels in, to question them of their behavior, He judged those who had perverted His beautiful animal kingdom; and did not give them any chance of ever being redeemed. When He cursed them He cursed them for all time. Some had done such awful deeds He cast them into hell and chained them, that they could never exercise influence on anything ever again. Others of those He judged, He left free to roam the earth, because He was going to use them in another era of time. We can say this, What God did do to bring this thing to an end, eventually brought total darkness. It is a known fact that all over this planet earth from Siberia to New Mexico, they have found in the great deposits of fossilized bones, evidence that something happened to preserve evidence of the existence of that creation. You would have to say, It is very strange those bones did not decompose. Some of those bones were found no deeper in the present structure of the earth’s surface than what you would bury a human body. Yet you bury a human body that same depth, and in a hundred years it is not even there any more. In Crawford County a few years ago, a bulldozer operator was excavating, getting ready for construction of some kind of building. All of a sudden that bulldozer operator sees clumps of stuff in front of him and stops to examine it. He was not even a hundred feet down, just excavating an area, leveling it of, when he began to see what turned out to be tusks of a giant Mastadon elephant. How come it was there? Who put it there? The Creator that was here long before we got here. This is why I say, The past is talking to us, looking us right in the face, letting us know some things other generations did not have the opportunity to know. Back in the 1950’s they opened a gravel pit. About five or six years later, as they reached back into that gravel pit with large machinery and began to drag it in to dump into the truck, there was clumps of stuff that looked odd. They stopped what they were doing and started cleaning those things off. As they cleaned them off, they could see that they were parts of a huge bone. They called Indiana University. Archaeologists came down with their thimbles and brushes to investigate. When I read about that, it began to make me realize, Raymond Jackson, you are going to stop believing all this myth that the so called Christian church world has propagated, that foolishness that God made this planet in six days of twenty four hours. God, by geological evidence, demands that you bury that theory, and face reality, because that myth never did have an origin with God. This planet has been here for millions of years. Our era of time is when this begins to move out of this state (pointing to circles on chart) into this. God was working out the design He already had in His mind. He had seen the purpose and objective of that former era completed, even to the judging of the angels that sinned, leaving them no place for redemption, and now it is time for the next phase of His plan.
EVIDENCE OF A PREHISTORIC HOUR
After God judged the angels that sinned, the question is, What did He do next? Why was the earth without form and void, in the account of Genesis 1:2? He caused a huge earthquake to hit this planet and rock it out of its orbit a few degrees, changing its relationship to the sun. That caused a drastic temperature change. (Many people today are so concerned about whether those dinosaurs were cold blooded or warm blooded creatures. I am not the least bit concerned with that. God could have absolutely let those creatures evolve into another type as far as that goes. That should not be our concern.) As this planet began to get exceedingly cold, did all life die all of a sudden? No. Some places on this planet life stopped suddenly, while in other places it was not so sudden. Just as a little example of what cold temperatures can do I will relate this, I was talking to Bro. Strommen a few weeks ago about this very thing. We had this condition take place in Alaska: A severe cold spell hit Alaska, and I do not remember the exact temperature that the thermometer dropped to, but it set a record. Bro. Strommen also told about how in north Norway, above the Arctic circle, in that same period of time, it got exceedingly cold. They demonstrated by pouring out boiling hot coffee, and before it hit the ground it was frozen. Do you know what that tells me? When it is that cold, stay home. If you expose yourself to that kind of temperature for fifteen minutes, you would be an icicle. How long do you think it took God to take this earth out a few degrees in relationship to the sun? Probably not long, but that is immaterial to what we are getting at. Somewhere along the way, as the extreme cold really began to grip this planet, death was an instant event. However, further away from that extreme cold, life was prolonged for a while after that: They could still exist for a little while. It is a known fact though, that archaeologists have found traces of how this death in many places was definitely instantaneous. I told you earlier, about bing in Washington D.C., in the Museum of Natural Science, and there in a little glass cage, was a petrified animal, killed while in the process of killing a smaller one. Imagine an animal, whether you want to use a tiger, a panther, or what, overtaking a smaller animal and grabbing it. He kills it, and while he is in the process of pulling the meat from that carcass to devour it, something happens that takes the life of the devouring creature. If that big creature would have died under a normal temperature environment, and would have laid there exposed to the elements of nature, in five years of being exposed even in a normal climate, that body would decompose right there on the ground. You everyone know what I mean. However, if a sudden blast of cold is what kills that animal, naturally it freezes in whatever position it was in and the extreme cold stops the normal decomposing process. I have to believe, as this planet hung here in space for eons of time, all the vast amount of water that God had used in the prehistoric hour to accomplish His purpose in that creation, just naturally froze solid. Then, upheavals, earthquakes and so forth, naturally caused landslides. Some of those dead creatures would have been buried. The disasters that have taken place in the planet have buried many of them under hundreds of feet of earth. It was only a matter of time, after the earth was moved from its perfect orbit, that all life ended. I would say it was all within a short period of time, because that life would not have been able to adjust and exist in such an extreme environment as it was thrown into. Life ceases to function, because God judged it and brought it to an end. Then as the planet hangs here all the moisture turns into something else. It is no longer beautiful lakes, rivers and streams. What is not a giant cake of ice is vapor. It is a known fact, that in certain regions of the planet, those where you have large glaciers, when the air temperature is at a certain range, there is an evaporation process that comes from that ice and fills the air above it. This is what airplane pilots run into when they try to fly through those glacier regions: The air is filled with dense fog: They cannot see the ground. I am just saying this to make this point, When it says, “And darkness was upon the deep,” it is referring to space. Moisture and water has become defused. It has become a terrible fog. The planet earth is without form and void because of it. I do not know how long it hung here like that, but that is the description we get form the 2nd verse of chapter 1, in Genesis. The earth was void, VOID, what does that mean? What does it mean when you write VOID across the face of a check? It is rendered useless. You could write a check for ten million dollars, and then write void across it, and you have rendered it useless, even I you have fifty million in your account. That is what God did to the planet: He rendered it useless. I have told this before, but for the sake of this message I will tell it again. Out in the state of New Mexico, back in the early 1960’s, when they were building the interstate highway system across America, they had already surveyed where the right of way was to be. Then as they moved the construction equipment in and they are scraping the sod away, one day the driver saw clumps of stuff in the piles of earth he was scooping up. He stopped work and they began to dig into it, and as they got down to it, they began to see large segments of bones. They notified the university and they sent out the archaeological students. When they got to looking, they were in the process of uncovering the skeletons of three prehistoric elephants. Barnum and Bailey never brought them here. You know what I mean: God put them there. Elephants have a habit of following each other in a path. That is how they found these three. Whatever took their life, took it in an instant, because they all three collapsed at the same time. Does that not tell you something? That was not something that just happened by chance: God had a reason for allowing that to be as it was. The centuries of time buried them. Their flesh was decomposed, but the bones were all there. I have to say, In just the last number of years the ancient past has been speaking to us, so let us throw all our silly traditions in the garbage, so to speak, because so-called Christendom has ignorantly put together their own ideas of how things were, and they have done it without one ounce of revelation. Not only do we have all that to contend with, atheists are constantly trying to disprove the whole theory of Christianity. They laugh at us for even believing in a God that created all things. I have to say though, Just stick around a while longer, and we will see who has the last laugh, because we will be the one set to judge you for your ignorance. When God judged this planet back then, He was done with it in that era: It had served a purpose. He had judged that angelic host and doomed one third of them to be condemned without any chance for redemption. There they are. They are spirit beings. They do not have physical bodies. They are only spirit beings and part of them are chained in hell. How long this planet hung here in that void state, I do not know, and I do not think there are any scientists that can tell you either. WE just know it hung here like that long enough that the last signs of a gigantic destructive thing on it, was the Ice Age. There might have been other ice ages, back in other periods of time. If so, that served a purpose in conditioning the planet to afford the life that God was going to put here. We just know that was God’s means of burial. That is when He read the epitaph for it. However many thousands or millions of years it hung in that darkened state, the light of the sun was separated from it by the fog, the mist generated from the planet itself, because it was so cold. The earth could not have been seen, even if there had been anyone to see it. That is why the 2nd verse says, “And the earth was without form.” It was passing through an era of time where it was lifeless and formless. It was totally unfunctional. No life existed on it. Only God Himself could change it. God said, Let there be light. The light began to separate the waters as God called for a firmament in the midst of them. That lets us know that somewhere God began to cause something to take place around this planet and slowly, things began to change. All this fog, this diffused moisture, began to be collected together in its respective, appointed places. It was the Spirit of God that began to collect it and separate it from an uncontrolled display that has brought such a vast depth of darkness. Finally, when everything began to get settled down, and it makes no difference how long it took, whether thousands or millions of years, I have to say, Thank God it slipped and slid to where it was supposed to be. It had dug out five lake beds. There is not another continent that has five lakes so centrally positioned as North America. Think of it. As the Spirit of God began to project this light out of a darkened era, this planet began to move, like a ghost. It was God’s Spirit that did it: nothing else. Therefore I want to get to a place, if we could look at the Bible and realize that it is written in a way that it carries a message of types, we could see a lot more than what is written word for word on the pages. From that darkened, judged state that God had brought the planet to, He began to bring forth light. God had to have a purpose in mind when He began to move upon the face of the deep. We do not read anywhere, that someone came along one day and said, Hey God, why don’t you do something about the shape the planet is in? This is where we have to begin to realize, that however long that darkened, judged state existed, is not important for us to know, but we can say this, God saw something about the planet that caused Him to want to change its then present state. When He began to cause the light to separate the moisture, and that began to place the earth in a visible condition, even though there was no one to see it, we have to realize God had a plan. That is why I want to take you back to Ephesians, and pick up where we left off earlier. It tells me, that before the foundation of the world, He had already chosen you and me in the person of His Son Jesus. We were not there physically, but we were in His mind. How many can see that? Jesus was not a preexisting Son that had to give up something to be born into the world by birth from the womb of a natural woman: He only existed in God’s mind until the time came to start the process of Him being born. That is easily proved by the Bible. What is man that thou art mindful of him, O Lord, yea, and that thou should visit the son of man. Thou hast made Him a little lower than the angels. He made angels back here (chart), and angels were tested here: We have covered that. Some of them failed back here, but when we come to here, God made man a little lower than the angels. This created man, Adam and Eve, were placed on the newly regenerated earth. I want to say even once again, Those six days of creation you read about in Genesis, were absolutely not six days of twenty four hours. Those were six creative periods referred to as days, not creating the planet, but regenerating it and manifesting the part of His creation that inhabits it now. It plainly tells you in the 2nd chapter, these are the generations of the heaven and the earth in the day wherein God created them. It is when He recreated them, regenerated them and brought them back into His plan for man to inhabit the earth. When we come into this state here, which already in the mind of God, let me say it something like this, Already in the mind of God because He had already seen it all as a finished thing. He had even seen us sitting right here. That is why I say, Lord help me say this the right way, so as not to mislead our finite minds. He had a mystery in His mind, a mystery to mankind. He more or less said, I will keep this mystery to myself until that day and hour comes when I want to reveal it to my family, just before the end of their time comes. Let us read about it here again, Ephesians 1:12. “That we should be to the praise of His glory, who first trusted in Christ.” This is how God looked upon this period of time, because we are a finished picture in His mind. “In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise.” Praise God for the Holy Ghost. I know now why it was given to us. “Which is the earnest (God’s down payment) of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession; (which is every believer) unto the praise of His glory.” Remember saints, this is Paul talking. He has seen something. “Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints. Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers. That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him.” We still do not know it all, but we are knowing more now than they have ever known before, not since the first age apostles. “The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of His calling, and what the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints. And what is the exceeding greatness of His power to usward.” This old preconception, that He just called me to be a church member, but never to know a dime’s worth of anything is pure silliness. That is why you have a religious church world today, instead of God’s church in the spotlight. That type of carnality has played with theological concepts that are like a little child’s play things in the play room, just like putting blocks together, only to knock them down again, because there is not permanent building going on. As long as that is all we have in our minds, just to play with something that Dad and Mom handed down to us, we will never know a thing about the deeper things of God. The Creator that created all things is not going to put anything in our minds if we do not have a mental outlook, spiritually speaking, that we can accept truth and thank Him for it, and thank Him that He chose us to receive it. He ordained us to be something special, and to understand something more than hand-me-down traditions. “And what is the exceeding greatness of His power to usward who believe, according to the working of His mighty power. Which He wrought in Christ,” meaning the beginning of the manifestation of this mystery, this purpose of God, which all started with the resurrection of Christ. Now when you go to the book of Revelation, and Jesus is seen standing behind John, and John turns to look at Him, he hears Him say, I am the resurrection and the Life: I am He which was dead, but alive forevermore. In another scripture, He is the beginning of the creation of God. Now I ask you, Please tell me what that means? If He is the beginning of the creation of God, He is not talking about this creation. Do you catch the point? He is not talking about this creation at all: He is talking about something back here. This is redemption. Now, from here on until Jesus comes, if we will let our spiritual lives not become like insane people, that we take fragments and hypothetically put together false pictures, we will walk with God. Let us be sure we walk with God. As Bro. Hymie used to say, The best is yet to come. We surely believe that. It will not be chocolate cake, but it will be something God has kept away form the wise and prudent element of the world, the intellectual people of the world. We will begin to understand things that have been hanging here as mysteries before us. It helps us if we desire the right thing as we read the scriptures, because it begins to communicate to us the mind of God. Does that make you super giants? No. It just helps you better understand your Creator. There is not another like Him. He is the ONE that created all things. Let me finish the reading of this scripture. “Which He wrought in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead.” That goes to show, as God was indwelling His Son, that this is the beginning of God’s work in His plan of redemption. Jesus is the beginning of it, but the very Creator Himself was in Him, doing the work. He is the firstborn among many brethren. He is the beginning of a new creation, not an old creation. Think how the translators have translated these passages of scripture in the New Testament. They did not have a revelation, that there was an old creation that has been laying here in the Bible, concealed from most, and this has been a mystery. They did not see it, and the sad truth is, They did not want to see it. Since the 1960’s, when our schools began to open up to the Darwin theory of evolution, there were two major things that caused families to be brought into the courts, in five different localities across the United States. Some did not want their children to be subjected to the sex education program. Others did not want their children subjected to the evolution teaching. I have read the outcome of some of it. Not one doctor of divinity ever came to the rescue of any of those families. Not one priest, nor one Jewish rabbi made any attempt to help them. Isn’t it a shame for people to spend vast sums of money to go to those theological institutions, and then be subjected to those denominational theories, without ever having one hint of the truth that is lying there between the pages of that blessed old book, the Bible? Then, to have this great creation narrowed down to just six creative days of twenty four hours, What a joke! What a preposterous picture. The denominational church world is dead. You could not talk to them on the basis of Bible truth anymore. They will talk to you on the basis of John 3:16, but they do not even realize what that actually means. God had a plan, when He raised Christ from the dead. Right there, stood His firstborn of a new family of people. One of these days, not too far away, when He comes again and collects those in heaven, as well as in earth, and unites them all with a glorified body, that is when this planet earth is going to be ruled by a family of redeemed children. Jesus is going to be the captain, He is the head. “Which He wrought in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead, and set Him at His own right hand in the heavenly places. Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come.” That is pointing to the Millennium and the eternal age. “And hath put all things under his feet, (You can read this in 1st Corinthians 15) and gave Him to be the head over all things to the Church. Which is His body, (I am thankful to be a part of the body of Jesus Christ, because I know He is my head. Since Christ was the fullness of God, the Church is to be the fullness of Christ. That is a beautiful picture.) the fullness of Him that filleth all in all.” We still want to take this earth and show you that it no sooner starts with a little geographical beginning, over in the Middle East, and the devil was after it again. That is where God placed the beginning of a family that was to pregenerate a family of sons and daughters on this planet. God invested in Adam a certain potential. Little did Adam realize he was placed in this beautiful paradise on a potential basis, yet God has spoken to him by saying, (Genesis 2:15-17) “And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. 16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: 17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” They did partake of that forbidden tree and we are seeing the results of it everywhere today. No. It was not an apple they ate with their mouths, that brought about spiritual death to the entire human race: It was a relationship apart from God’s ordained plan.