The Invisible Eternal Planet

“GOD ON THE BLUE PLANET

IT WAS EVENING. We sat on a hill overlooking the school. The stars appeared particularly bright and clear that night.

“Imagine,” said the teacher, “that we came from somewhere out there in the universe. And we heard that the God of the universe had visited this one particular planet, this blue planet . . . earth. Imagine we heard it reported that He walked among its people as one of them. And so we came to find out which life it was that He lived. How would we find that Person?”

“He would have the nature of God,” I said. “He would be the epitome of goodness. He would be holy, righteous, loving. And He would be humble, because humility is part of goodness. And He would exist to do good. His life would be about giving of Himself. His life would be a gift. It would answer the needs of man and give life to everyone it touched.”

“What else would it be?” he asked.

“It would have to be a unique life, the most unique life. It would have the greatest impact on this world of any life. It would be like a rock thrown onto the waters of a lake. It would cause reverberations throughout the world . . . throughout time. It would change the course of history and the world.”

“And would everyone love and praise this life?” he asked.

“No,” I replied. “Since it was a fallen world, He would be both loved and hated. The forces of darkness would be against Him. He would become the focal point of all evil. And being the incarnation of good, He would have to come against evil. And being God, He would have to overcome it . . . If God came down to earth, then His life would have to become the most central life ever lived on this planet.”

“So,” said the teacher, “if God were to come down to this planet . . . then God has already come down to this planet. That’s something to celebrate. And how incredible that we could even come to know such a One . . . and that such a One would call us friend. And if we should have the life of that One inside of us, then . . .”

“What kind of life should we be living?” I said. “A life of goodness and holiness, a life of giving and selflessness, that answers the needs of those around us, that goes against the flow of this world, that overcomes evil, and that makes a difference for having been lived.”

“Yes,” said the teacher. “So live that life . . . as if the life of God was, through your life, walking among us on the blue planet . . . and it will be so.”

The Mission: Make it your aim this day to live the life of God in this world. Live to bless, to fill, to save, to overcome, and to change the world.

John 15:14–16; Ephesians 1:20–21; Colossians 1:10–11; Hebrews 13:8”

“THE OTHER THROUGH THE ONE

THE DAY WAS sunny with a cool afternoon breeze. We were walking through a garden of olive trees, the leaves of which were rustling in the wind.

“A mystery,” said the teacher. “Listen to these words written by the apostle: ‘For as woman came from man, even so man comes through woman.’ What does it mean?”

“‘As woman came from man’ . . . So from Adam came Eve. But after that, every man comes into the world through a woman . . . ‘so man comes through woman.’”

“It’s a circle of love,” he said, “a circle of being. The one comes from the other and the other comes through the one. They each come through the other. And yet it contains an even deeper mystery. Adam was created in the image of God, the visible reflection of the invisible realities of God. So if from Adam came Eve, if from the man came the woman, then what is this a reflection of? What then came from God?”

“The creation came from God,” I replied.

“So the one came from the other,” said the teacher, “but the mystery, then the other must come through the one. So if the creation came from God, then . . .”
“Then God . . . must come through the creation.”

“Yes,” said the teacher. “As man comes through woman who came from man, so God must come through the creation that came from Him . . . And so God is born among us. And the circle is complete.”

“Israel,” I said. “Israel also came from God. So as the man comes through the woman, so the God of Israel must come through Israel . . . God must be born of Israel.”
He paused, looked into my eyes, and said, “And what else comes from God?”

“We do,” I said. “We came into existence from God.”

“The one from the other and the other from the one. So what about you?”

“I came into existence from God. Therefore, it’s only complete if God is born through me.”

“You exist from Him . . . that He might exist through you. And what is salvation? It is exactly that. It is this mystery. It is God come through you who came from Him . . . His life now born through your life. And that is the purpose of your life. So make this your aim: Let God come through you. Let His love, His goodness, His nature, His presence, let His life come through your life . . . the one from the other and the other through the one. And then the circle . . . is complete.”

The Mission: Take part in the mystery today. Let the life, the love, the goodness, the power, and the presence of God, through your life, be born.

Genesis 2:21–23; 1 Corinthians 11:11–12; Ephesians 5:25–32”

Excerpt From: Jonathan Cahn. “The Book of Mysteries.” iBooks. https://itun.es/us/v7hZdb.l

 

Watching From Above…

Eye of GodTruth Revealed By God

Chapter: God Who Sees Me (Pages 146-148)

READ Revelation 21:7. He who overcomes shall inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son (NASB).

READ Philippians 2:5-11. You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. Though, He was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. When he appeared in human form, he humbled himself in obedience to God and (Key) “died a criminal’s death on a cross.” Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave him the name above all other names, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father (J. NLT).

 

READ John 14:1-3. “Don’t let your hearts be troubled in. Trust in God, and trust also in me. There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am. And you know the way to where I am going” (J. NLT).

 

READ Revelation 9:7-11. The locusts looked like horses prepared for battle. They had what looked like gold crowns on their heads, and their faces looked like human faces. They had hair like women’s hair and teeth like the teeth of a lion. They wore armor made of iron, and their wings roared like an army of chariots rushing into battle. They had tails that stung like scorpions, and for five months they had the power to torment people. Their king is the angel from the bottomless pit; his name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek, Apollyon- the Destroyer (J. NLT).

 

DEVOTIONAL

We know that Jesus did not regard Himself as God, but humbled Himself to become fully human. We know that Jesus did not come into the world the first time to judge the world, but rather to save the world. However, during the Second Coming, we see that Jesus executes full judgment and saves those who have remained faithful to the end. We read, “He who overcomes shall inherit these things, and I will be his God, and he will be my son.” We should know that during the time of persecution of the church, as the body of Jesus Christ, we shall endure many things. There will be deceit, lying, betrayal, false prophets, and false leaders. We are to ensure that we do not fall into a trap laid out before us to be confused or get off track. We must remain true to God. How do we know

who to trust and to follow? We will know Jesus, and He will be our safety and clarity as to all matters. He knows the ways of the devil and can teach us how to overcome the spiritual battles, which specifically are those of the mind. This is why it is essential to seek out a deeper understanding of what God needs from us as one unified body. For in that one body and home, there is room for all of those who seek Christ and believe in His name.

You can also think about it like this: God is forming a body into a state of beauty and per- fection. This body will be our salvation and our example. The reason that I referenced the scripture from revelation 9 is to remind everyone of what is to take place and may already be taking place. The angel of the bottomless pit is under God’s control and will accomplish God’s will. This is why we must find Jesus and not ignore prophecy. We need peace of mind and we need sound truth.

Truth Revealed By God

Chapter: Wall of Fire {Pages 109-(113)…}

READ Isaiah 25:8-9. He will swallow up death for all time, and the Lord will wipe tears away from all faces, and He will remove the reproach of His people from all the earth. And it will be said in that day, Behold, this is our God for whom we have waited that He might save us. This is the Lord for whom we have waited; Let us rejoice and be glad in His salvation (NASB).

READ Isaiah 62:2. And the nations will see your righteousness, and all kings your glory;

and you will be called by a new name which the mouth of the LORD will designate (NASB).

READ Isaiah 62:12. And they will call them, “the holy people, the redeemed of the Lord”; And you will be called, “Sought out, a city not forsaken” (NASB).

READ Isaiah 61:3. To grant those who mourn in Zion, giving them a garland of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting. So they will be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He may be glori- fied (NASB).

READ Revelation 7:10-12. …and they cry out with a loud voice, saying, “Salvation to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.” And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures; and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshipped God, saying, “Amen, blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever. Amen.” (NASB)

 

DEVOTIONAL

For in this new creation, there will no longer be any suffering, heartache, or mourning. For in one day, God will rescue all His people and there will be shouts of joy to the heavens. We will no longer wait, but we will see His majesty. And the New Holy City will be marvelous with all of the glory of God shining in full brilliance. The city will be filled with vast amounts of oaks of righteousness and trees that will last for many years. Fear will leave and instead, praise will be filling the streets and sung out by the voices of all

the people (Music that takes us to another level from all Tribes of the Earth…) The Lamb will be the center of it all and the four living creatures will be there along with the elders rejoicing and singing psalms of praise. There will be wisdom like there has never been and all will reign with God eternally.

The Good Old Days…

Truth Revealed By God

Chapter: Bread of Life (Pages 83-87) 

Key Reference: Revelation 5:6

“And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth unto all the earth…”

READ Malachi 3:1-4. Behold, I am going to send My messenger (Who might that have been or be in a present day scenario?) , and he will clear the way before Me. And the Lord, whom you seek, will suddenly come to His temple; and the messenger of the covenant, in whom you delight, behold, He is coming, says the Lord of hosts. But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap. And He will sit as a smelter and purifier of silver, and He will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, so that they may present to the Lord offerings of righteousness. Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasing to the Lord, as in the days of old and as in former years (NASB).

 

READ Luke 12:49-53. I have come to cast fire upon the earth; and how I wish it were already kindled! But I have a baptism to undergo, and how distressed I am until it is accomplished! Do you suppose that I came to grant peace on the earth? I tell you, no, but rather division; for from now on five mem- bers in one household will be divided, three against two, and two against three. They will be divided, father against son, and son against father; mother against daughter, and daughter against mother; mother-in-law against daughter-in-law, and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law (NASB).

 

DEVOTIONAL

For God has sent forth His messenger to clear the way before He executes judg- ment upon all of the earth. He has sent His Son into the world to overcome all of the fallen angels in heavenly realms, as well as the dragon, the beast, and the false prophet. Know that Jesus Christ had to first undergo a baptism from heaven, and was for a little while lower than the angels. Now He has complete authority to fulfill God’s plan and for all of the events of Revelation to play out. For Jesus Himself bore our sins in His body and had to be purified in order to once again save us from our sin. This was God’s doing, out of pure love for humanity. God has given His Son as an offering for all, and to overcome the dragon or Satan that has created the beast and the false prophet. In this battle in the heavenly realm, we see that the dragon, the beast, and the false prophet are doomed. Do not fall into the distractions of the media or entertainment, but understand that in the end, there will be many obstacles to overcome in order to see clearly. The news only goes so far. Instead, use the Bible as your source of discernment. For Jesus now brings with Him the power of fire upon the earth. He will extinguish all of the evil that exists and persists in the world to create a new heaven and a new earth. It is important to recognize that division has already taken place in households. This was part of prophecy and fulfillment of God’s perfect plan in order for all things to be revealed. This has been one of the toughest realizations, but one that is happening now. Religious differences cause a lot of division to take place and individuals must go out on their own in order to fight for God’s cause. They shall seek to enter the gate that God has prepared for them in order to find a place of shelter and assurance. We seek out the fire which has been kindled in order for us to be baptized by the Holy Spirit. That is what Jesus underwent and that is what we are to seek out, to be baptized by Christ.

Truth Reveled By God

Chapter: Fountain of Living Waters {Pages 136 (Behold, I am making all things New..)-140}

READ John 10:6-11. Those who heard Jesus use this illustration didn’t know what he meant, so he explained it to them: “I tell you the truth, I am the gate for the sheep. All who came before me were thieves and robbers. But the true sheep did not listen to them. Yes, I am the gate. Those who come in through me will be saved. They will come and go freely and will find good pastures. The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd sacrifices his life for the sheep (J. NLT).

 

READ Romans 8:38-39. And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow-not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below-indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord (J. NLT).

READ Habakkuk 3:2-4. I have heard all about you, Lord. I am filled with awe by your amazing works. In this time of our deep need, help us again as you did in years gone by.

And in your anger, remember your mercy. I see God moving across the deserts from Edom, the Holy One coming from Mount Paran. His brilliant splendor fills the heavens, and the earth is filled with his praise. His coming is as brilliant as the sunrise. Rays of light flash from his hands, where his awesome power is hidden (J. NLT).

 

DEVOTIONAL (Page 138)

Jesus reminds us that the entrance into him, through his body, is the gate for the sheep. We must acknowledge this during the second coming of Christ to fully understand how we may enter the kingdom of God and go back and forth from heaven to earth during the final days. During the final days and for all of time, this is how people have entered the kingdom of heaven, by walking into his body. We also are brought into an understanding that he has awesome power to protect the sheep that enter by the gate. In his hands glows radiance and power! We are to know that nothing can separate us from him, especially during the final days. Not demons, nor fallen angels, nor the devil himself can keep us from Jesus. He provides a light and a path for us to be hidden from all evil and the world without God. This dwelling place is our home and our fortress. Do not allow worries to keep you from God, for fear and anxiety is caused by the adversary. Do away with worry and overcome your fears.