Getting Back To The Garden of Eden
God Blessed Them and Said...
The blessing is the most powerful release of heaven's authority to the human creation in the earth. The first words man ever heard back in the Garden of Eden was the Blessing of the Lord. God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number, fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on ground" (Genesis 1:28).
The curse did not come until the fall of Adam and Eve. Even after the curse came upon man, the Lord God had a plan of redemption, so that men could once again live in 'The Blessing' and carry on with the original mission of man, which was to fill the earth and subdue it by causing the Garden of Eden to spread throughout the entire earth. The Blessing has the power to cancel-out the curse in the same manor light eliminates darkness.
The Lord's Word to Satan was, "And I will put enmity between you and the woman and between your offspring and hers, he will crush your head and you will strike his heal" (Genesis 3:15). Referring to Christ's victory at the crucifixion.
The devil knows that once God's word was spoken, it will surely come to pass. He'd seen it happen time and time again, his only recourse was to somehow stomp out or cut-off the seed of the blessing (seed of Abraham). One example is when he tried to snuff out the life of Moses (see Exodus 1:22), Pharaoh ordered that every newborn Hebrew boy be thrown into the river. Another time when Herod gave orders to kill all boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under (Matthew 2:16).
Satan played right into the Lord's plan when he caused the people to cry out, "Crucify him" and three days later, Satan's head was crushed (his power over humanity was stripped from him), when Christ Jesus resurrected from the dead. The curse was broken and death lost its sting.
Have you ever seen an English translation of the Bible, translated by Jewish translators? If so, maybe you noticed in a number of the translations where it was said, "In the beginning, the Blessed One said"...
The "Blessed One", referring to God the Father, is what we know as "the blessing". This is the power that created the heavens, the earth and the Garden of Eden. It is also the power within every born-again believer but many are failing to realize this.
In Ephesians 1:17-23 Apostle Paul prayed for us. His prayer is that we understand the authority, power and dominion that was lost in the Garden of Eden (walking with the Lord of Hosts). This exclusive right has been recovered and given to those who love Christ Jesus.
Those whom are in Christ are no longer aliens but fellow citizens with God the Father's people (including the Holy angels) and members of His kingdom, the kingdom of heaven. Not only in the present age, says Paul, but also in the one to come. This means that we can (through faith) approach God with freedom and confidence, thus getting back to the Garden of Eden.
When believers give full attention and stand on what Almighty God, the Father has already said concerning matters of life such as, salvation, relationships, health, prosperity and deliverance... The result is a viral expansion of the Garden of Eden around us. This blessing has the ability to operate and flow from one believer to bless another. That my friend is how Christ created us to operate in our born-again lives. Boldly profess faith in His promises and He will give every opportunity to be a blessing so that its power can be shared with others.
This is information the devil does not want you to know, what's more... to believe. The smoke screen of religion and its traditions nullify the power of God's Word. Jesus says in Matthew 15:6, "Thus you nullify the word of God for the sake of your tradition."
The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, along with many who are believers so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ who is the image of God.
So, choose to renew your mind so that it is inline with God's Word and His promises will manifest themselves (become a reality) in your life. Go to your Bible and read John 14:15-31 "Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit", the gist of the chapter in the book of John is... He who loves Jesus will be loved by both He and the Father. Also, Christ will reveal Himself to those who love Him.
Because of Christ's victory over death, we have regained what was lost ("The Blessing") when Adam gave up his dominion to Satan so long ago. In order for you to get back to where you ought to be and have what God desires for you to have, you've got to know truth. That is why Paul prays for the Ephesians to gain understanding.
Yes, the believers in Ephesus were saved and on their way to heaven but there is much more to it than just having salvation. There is God's blessing of abundance, freedom from lack, sickness, worry and strife in the here and now. This was the state of man in the Garden of Eden. This is not something that has to wait until we get to heaven, this is what Paul meant when he said, "Not only in this present age but also in the one to come", which is the millennial kingdom.
Take for instance Luke 17:20, Having been asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, "The kingdom of God does not come visibly, nor will people say, here it is or there it is, because the kingdom of God is within you."
Matthew 21:18, Early one morning Jesus was hungry, seeing a fig tree by the road, he went up to it but found nothing on it except leaves. He then said to it, "May you never bear fruit again!" Immediately the tree withered. Seeing this, the disciples asked, "How did the fig tree wither so quickly?" Jesus replied, "I tell you the truth, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree but also you can say to this mountain... Go, throw yourself into the sea and it will be done. If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer."
How many of you would like to throw a mountain of debt into the sea? Or remove a huge obstacle in your life?
You may find it interesting to know that when you are in Christ and Christ being in you, the Father sees you as being the same as Jesus. In other words, a son of God! The problem is, you may not see yourself as a son of God, which shows a lack of faith. If you don't see yourself as a child of God, most likely you won't act like one either.
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Produce "The Blessing"
I hope that you're beginning to see the connection, getting back the garden of Eden is directly related to the blessing. It is God’s will that we not only experience a future with Him in the kingdom of heaven after we die but that we also experience heaven on earth as well. The blessing is brought about by a doing of the truth, not by reading or even enjoyment of the Lord's truth.
Christ Jesus (second Adam) opened the door to the blessing for those who seek it, instead of the curse. "For He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins." Colossians 1:13
The gospel of Christ Jesus tells us that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. Faith is a spiritual force. It responds to God's Word, which is Spirit and truth. The carnal mind (knowledge received through the five physical senses) is not from the Spirit and faith does not hear it. It's like trying to turn on your TV using a remote control without the batteries, it doesn't work!
The reborn spirit believes the Word of God and is in agreement with its promises, we possess everything we need from the Father, because it’s all in our reborn spirit!
However, the problem lies with the un-renewed soul (the mind, will, and emotions). While our spirit became born again when we accepted Jesus, our soul did not. It is only when we get our mind, will and emotions in line with the Word of God can we withdraw spiritual power from our spirit. This is the power that changes and rearranges our circumstances to reflect the blessing instead of the curse.
Daily meditation on God’s Word needs to be a priority, because that is how our soul will come into agreement with our born-again spirit.
Romans 12:1-2 states that we are to be transformed by the renewing our minds so that we can prove what is the perfect will of God. What is the perfect will of you ask? Genesis 1:28 give us an indication, "God blessed them (Adam & Eve) and said to them... Be fruitful and increase in number, fill the earth and subdue it."
Faith in the Word of God, mind renewal, consistently confessing God’s promises, along with obeying what our Lord tells you to do are the keys to producing the power of God’s blessing in your life. As we go through the process of aligning our spirit and soul with God's word, our physical circumstances have no choice but to change. So, focus on aligning your soul with your spirit, you'll begin to see your circumstances change.
Exercise Your Authority
Because Jesus has given believers authority over all the power and ability of Satan, they can make where they are and where ever they go into a garden. You've been given authority over the works of Satan in your life. Through the Spirit of Christ you have this power and authority.
Exercise that authority by speaking faith-filled words. God's faith - filled word is the mechanism that transfers spiritual things from heaven's ware house and brings these blessings into the earth where we as believers see them manifest in our lives.
Develop the heavenly principles of love, faith and grace. Before long, you'll see an atmospheric shift in your surroundings where ever you go. However, let it be known that love is the catalyst, which makes all this work, for without love you'll gain nothing (1 Corinthians 13).
The problem being, far too often we try to deal with the onslaughts of the enemy through natural means only. This type of thinking opens the door to defeat. We cannot fight spiritual battles using our natural abilities.
"The Word became", that phrase is vital, because when spoken by faith it releases the same force that made the heavens and the dust of the earth. "For with the heart man believes and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation". The problem is that many of us are confessing the wrong things.
Prophesying your future
People who confess negative things out loud, fall into the snare of speaking darkness. It sounds something like this... "I'm a hopeless case, there is no way God can use me." Where as a positive confession that comes from God's word will sound like this... "I was created by God's workmanship in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for me to do." Change the way you think of yourself by changing your words.
One can change their perception from a fleshly way of seeing to a heavenly way of seeing by meditating on the promises of scripture.
Who is it that overcomes the world and all of its trials and tribulations? Only he that believes Jesus is the Son of God, who suffered for the sake of every human being that was ever born to the point of death. After three days He rose from the dead, proving to those whom witnessed this event that Jesus Christ is the true light that gives light to every man.
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