Prophet Isaiah once described men that are yet to be raised by the knowledge of God as flesh (Isa. 40:6/Gen. 6:3). Apostle James and Peter later described such men as the flower of the field that gradually withers by the day (Jam. 1:10/1Pet. 1:24). The fallen state of man is because the souls of men still continue to fellowship of with the knowledge of good and evil (Gen. 2:9/17).
The earth was cursed (limited) because of the introduction of this order of knowledge to human race. Man is now naturally attracted to sin; his soul and body have become an abode for sicknesses of the soul and body - most of which have defied medicine. Irrespective of how “nice”, “religious”, “caring” and/or “innocent” such a man is, he simply carries God’s disapproval because of a wrongly exposure to a tree (knowledge) . So we direly need to be exposed to the revelations of God’s Righteousness so we can perceive as God does (Rom. 1:16/Isa. 11:3-4). We need to be adequately fed like Jesus was from childhood, with meals described in Isa. 7:14 and SoS 4:11 as butter & honey!
· Isa. 7:15 Butter and honey shall he (Jesus) eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good.
Butter is the school where we are taught the righteousness of God, where we receive the things (secrets) of God (1Cor. 2:10b); the first form of purely spiritual knowledge (God’s Faith) that we are meant to desire like newborn babes desire milk, because it would culture in us a nature that would make us become believing believers (1Pet. 2:2/Gen. 49:12/Jn. 1:12c/1Jn. 5:1). Butter is heaven’s prescription to feast the soul until the sins of the Holy Place are purged in us; sins against Christ’s faith which remain unknown to young believers; sins like malice, guile, hypocrisies, envying and evil speaking that can linger for decades in a church. The epistles of the New Testament are documents that are meant to convey butter to our souls
· Heb. 5:14 But strong meat belongs to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good (God) and evil (Death)
Honey is the school where we receive the rain (fullness) of righteousness where our souls are feed on the deep things of God (1Cor. 2:10c); things pertaining to God’s divine nature (love). The parables of Jesus become open to us here and we graze on His revelations on the father until we attain the highest energy levels of eternal life that culminates in Joy (Jer. 15:16/Jn 15:11/1Jn 1:4). The super epistles (the writings of John the divine) are documents that are meant to convey honey to our souls
So man’s problem has never been the lack of money! Rather, it’s his continued romance with a being that carefully packaged himself through knowledge in a tree so he can be accessible to mankind ! The solution to mankind’s problem has long been repackaged in a person; in the Tree of Life - in the man Christ Jesus, and as far as God is concerned, it’s spiritually illegal to remain carnal, earthly or fleshy (Gen. 3:3/Jn. 6:54/Rev. 22:2)
For a believer to be surgically separated from his previous exposures to that merciless tree/knowledge, He has to be introduced to an alternative knowledge that resides in God’s First Grown Man; the man Christ Jesus, and in doing so, he would be brought into the knowledge of truth (Tim. 2:4-5). Any knowledge, or spiritual awareness that is apart from that which the father revealed to and through Christ (Matt. 16:17e/Jn. 5:19&20) is unsafe for the soul of man (Mk 4:24/Lk 8:18) and would continue to limit him with barren and/or unfruitful in the knowledge of God (2Pet. 1:8).
It took Jesus some two decades of uninterrupted feeding on God’s Faith to fully disobey/overcome sin (the world) as he grew from his soul state of Jesus of Bethlehem into that of Jesus The Christ (Matt. 2:1/ Acts 2:36). He was later attained the perfection/stature of God's divine love through his dealings over a period of 3 years (1Pet. 2:23/Heb. 5:8-9) where he fully disobeyed death and overcame the wicked one (1Jn. 3:12). God is now employing these perilous times we live in to grow a company of men that would become TREES OF RIGHTEOUSNESS and by so doing, he is raising many MEN OF THE FUTURE (Isa 61:3)!
WE MUST MOURN ABOUT OUR NON-CONFORMITY TO THE PRECIOUS STONES OF ZION’S. WE MUST DISOWN OUR FEARS ABOUT LIVING LIKE JESUS LIVED – I.E. BY THE FAITH OF GOD, SO WE CAN BE BEAUTIFIED AND ANOINTED AS HIS FELLOWS (Isa. 61:3/Heb. 1:9).
SHOWING NO CONCERN FOR THE UNCERTAINTIES THAT LIE AHEAD IS THE SECRET OF WALKING WITH JESUS