From: joie (Original Message)Sent: 8/25/2005 8:58 PM
~ Declaring the end from the beginning ~
It is now 2:10 a.m. August 25, 2005. I have been up very late for several nights, teaching the Word on computer. Tonight I have slept one hour. Then I awoke and could not go back to sleep. Physically, I very much need some sleep, but my soul is afire with this Word of God. I started reading some in the Word. I went into Isaiah, and then began to receive this revelation. So now I will attempt to write some of this tonight. May God bless this and strengthen my body.
Isa 46:9 Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, 46:10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:
Now in Scripture, the ‘former things of old’ usually refers to before the flood. So now God is telling us to remember some thing before the flood. Why? Because everything had it’s beginning over there. Everything in the Word of God shows what happened back in that ancient society from Adam to the flood. When we study the word, it should show us what happened with Adam and his world. It should also show us what happened on down through all times. It should show us Jesus Christ and his kingdom.
So then we see that God said He declared the end from the beginning. So if you go back to the beginning in Genesis, you will see how the end will be. If you study the Word and allow the Spirit to guide you, then you will be able to read anywhere in the Scriptures and find out how it was in the beginning and also, by the very same Scripture, see how the end will be.
So in Genesis one, we find that God created a perfect world in his likeness and his image. Everything there was perfect and very good. That has never changed. It never will. So two thing took place there: God made a Spiritual world with life in itself. The last thing he made was a perfect man and woman, in his own likeness and image. This man and woman is Jesus Christ and his bride. So see that this is the END. It will take place in the end. It is taking place right now. It started when Jesus was resurrected from the dead. But it also started when Jesus was born, for without this person living his perfect life, then there would have been no resurrected Son of God in God’s own glory. Then Jesus started placing His Holy Ghost into others to bring them into the very same perfection. They are the sons of God.
Now God made another Son of God. This was Adam. Adam was also perfect in his beginning. He was a glorified son of God. He was given dominion of this earth. But something went wrong. Adam became lifted up in pride and was actually jealous of God. He wanted to be God. He wanted to be worshipped. He did not want God to rule over him. So he rebelled against God and ate of the tree which God had forbidden him to eat of, for this tree would bring death. But Adam saw that in taking of this tree, he could become as a god. So this is what he did.
Adam and Eve had glory we know nothing about. They had power we know nothing about. But Adam turned evil and used this power for self-glorying. All through the Scriptures, we can find out what Adam did and how he did it, by reading the things which show his sins. You can find these things in all the Word. We can also learn many things about Jesus and what he does, by reading the Scriptures. Many Scriptures which do not appear to be speaking of these two sons, is actually about them. In fact, the entire word of God is about these two coverings.
God anointed both of his sons. So this anointing is power from God. When you read about Jacob and Israel, these are speaking of both Adam and Jesus. When you read about David and Saul, this is speaking about Adam and Jesus. When you read about Cyrus, Zerubbabel, Joshua and others, they are all showing the things concerning Jesus. Many others show the things about Adam. This is how you learn about these two sons of God.
Isa.` 43:27 Thy first father hath sinned, and thy teachers have transgressed against me. 43:28 Therefore I have profaned the princes of the sanctuary, and have given Jacob to the curse, and Israel to reproaches.
Now see that this is showing that our first father, Adam, sinned and his teachers transgressed against God. In other words, Adam set up ‘churches’ and placed teachers in them. But they were teaching that Adam was God. They were causing people to worship Adam. So God profaned Adam’s princes of his churches and gave them to the curse. “Cursed is the ground for your sake.”
Cain was Adam’s main prince. He was also lifted up as a god. Isa 43:18 Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. 43:19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.
See, God told us to remember the former things of old = before the flood. Then he said I will do a new thing. He made a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. Now this is about Jesus. He is the new thing. He brought new life into the desolate and dry humans.
So we are told in two different Scriptures here to remember the former things of old. It is important to learning the real truth. We find that Adam and Cain set up many images for the people to worship. They actually were images of themselves. Isa 42:17 They shall be turned back, they shall be greatly ashamed, that trust in graven images, that say to the molten images, Ye are our gods.
Isa 44:9 They that make a graven image are all of them vanity;…[I am not quoting entire verses here to save space; read it in your Word and you will get more out of this.]
Isa 44:10 Who hath formed a god, or molten a graven image that is profitable for nothing? Isa 44:11 Behold, all his fellows shall be ashamed: and the workmen, they are of men: …..
Isa 44:12 The smith with the tongs both worketh in the coals, and fashioneth it with hammers, and worketh it with the strength of his arms: yea, he is hungry, and his strength faileth: he drinketh no water, and is faint.
Now see that all these people were working in Adam’s business of making churches and idols. They worked with all their might, but they were hungry, spiritually. They had no strength and they drank no spiritual water, so they were faint, meaning they were dead spiritually. They laboured for Adam and worked hard for their ‘church’, yet they were dying spiritually. It is the very same today.
Isa 44:13 The carpenter stretcheth out his rule; he marketh it out with a line; he fitteth it with planes, and he marketh it out with the compass, and maketh it after the figure of a man, according to the beauty of a man; that it may remain in the house.
Now this verse proves they were making these idols after the figure of a beautiful man. This means Adam. Adam was the one who was accredited with such perfect beauty. [Eze. 28] Isa 53:2 speaking of Jesus said there was no beauty of him to desire. So Adam was the beautiful one. So these people were all working to make idols of Adam. They were worshipping Adam.
Isa 44:15 Then shall it be for a man to burn: for he will take thereof, and warm himself; yea, he kindleth it, and baketh bread; yea, he maketh a god, and worshippeth it; he maketh it a graven image, and falleth down thereto. Now Adam also made these idols and worshipped them. It is shown in the great man, Solomon. See at first Solomon loved God and did right. But then he changed and worshipped idols. This was showing what Adam did. David shows the love Jesus had for God.
Isa 44:20 He feedeth on ashes: a deceived heart hath turned him aside, that he cannot deliver his soul, nor say, Is there not a lie in my right hand?
Now this feeding on ashes is speaking of the fact that God changed Adam’s glory and placed him into this body of dust. He made him become mortal so he could die. Now Adam is ‘feeding’ on ashes, meaning he no longer has the true Spiritual things, but he has now only the earthly, material, money things. Dust is the Serpent’s meat. Now, all the serpents have is merchandise. They are now into the love of money and material things such as fancy Church Buildings. This is how he is feeding on ashes. He no longer can ‘eat’ the Word or things of God. His deceived heart turned him aside so he cannot deliver his soul. He is bound for hell fire.
Isa 44:21 Remember these, O Jacob and Israel; for thou art my servant: I have formed thee; thou art my servant: O Israel, thou shalt not be forgotten of me.
Isa 44:23 Sing, O ye heavens; for the LORD hath done it: shout, ye lower parts of the earth: break forth into singing, ye mountains, O forest, and every tree therein: for the LORD hath redeemed Jacob, and glorified himself in Israel.
This is speaking of Jesus. God glorified himself in Jesus. He is calling Israel Jesus, for this is the Heavenly name of God’s Son.
Isa 44:24 Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself; Isa 44:25 That frustrateth the tokens of the liars, and maketh diviners mad; that turneth wise men backward, and maketh their knowledge foolish;
Here God is telling Jesus that He formed Jesus from the womb. Then he said he has frustrated the things the liars, Adam and Cain, were attempting to accomplish. It is their wisdom which he turned into foolishness. See, at first Adam was wiser than anyone, but now he has become foolish, and Jesus has replaced him as the covering for God’s children. Glory!
Isa 44:26 That confirmeth the word of his servant, and performeth the counsel of his messengers; that saith to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be inhabited; and to the cities of Judah, Ye shall be built, and I will raise up the decayed places thereof: Isa 44:27 That saith to the deep, Be dry, and I will dry up thy rivers:
Eze31:15 Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the day when he went down to the grave I caused a mourning: I COVERED THE DEEP for him, and I restrained the floods thereof, and the great waters were stayed: and I caused Lebanon to mourn for him, and all the trees of the field fainted for him.
Here God said he is confirming the word of his servant, Jesus. The counsel of his messengers is the Apostles. They were the ones saying to the Holy Jerusalem to be built. Paul and Peter were laying that foundation and building those walls.
When he dried up the deep and made thy rivers dry, this is speaking of drying up the stuff of Adam, the first man, or the outer man. We must die to this and live after the Spirit. He did away with all of Adam’s rivers or people. This was at the time of the great flood. He did away with that generation of the headship of Adam there. This is how he dried up all their rivers. This is where they went down to the grave. It is still being accomplished. But this end was declared from the beginning.
Isa 44:28 That saith of Cyrus, He is my shepherd, and shall perform all my pleasure: even saying to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be built; and to the temple, Thy foundation shall be laid.
Here Cyrus is Jesus. He is the one who built the true temple of God and laid the foundation. It is also speaking of the true ministers of Jesus, for we are all one. This includes the work of the Apostles.
Isa 45:1 Thus saith the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut;
Here God is saying of Jesus that He holds his right hand, which is his power or authority. He will subdue nations before Jesus, for Jesus will conquer the entire world and rule it. He loosed the loins of the kings of the NT, we who serve him. We are kings and priests to God, through Jesus Christ. He placed that open door into the New Jerusalem and it will never be shut.
Isa 45:2 I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron:
This is the ministry of John the Baptist, going before Jesus and making the crooked places straight. Those gates of brass and iron was that LAW OF MOSES. It was the beast kingdom of the OT ruling by LAW. This was broken by John as he cried ‘grace, grace’ to Jesus. Jesus gave us grace, thus taking away those gates of law and the bars of iron. That law was the iron. The ‘gates’ of brass was that law. It opened into the OT. But we now have the new gates opened by Jesus, which is grace.
Isa 45:3 And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.
This was the great wisdom God gave to Jesus as he spoke those dark saying of old. He was given the knowledge of the secret places or deep knowledge of God. Knowing him by name is the sure sign that he was of God. Unless God calls us by name, we do not belong to Him. He named Jesus.
Isa 45:13 I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will direct all his ways: he shall build my city, and he shall let go my captives, not for price nor reward, saith the LORD of hosts.
This is God speaking of Jesus that he directs all his ways and he will build the Holy City and resurrect the children of God, not for price nor reward……proving that the true ministers of God do not work for pay.
Isa 46:1 Bel boweth down, Nebo stoopeth, their idols were upon the beasts, and upon the cattle: your carriages were heavy loaden; they are a burden to the weary beast. Isa 46:2 They stoop, they bow down together; they could not deliver the burden, but themselves are gone into captivity.
This is showing how Adam and Cain put such heavy burdens on their people. They laid that law upon them and made the work hard at their idol worship. But they themselves went into captivity to the dust flesh they became.