The Principles of Creation. The Foundation of Spiritual Truth.
Principle: a basic truth, which applies to both the physical and the spiritual.
Foundation: the basis on which a thing stands, is founded, or is supported.
“In the beginning God created heaven and earth.” Genesis 1:1. To create is to have the thought. Nothing has been made yet. “And the earth was without form… ” To bring heaven and earth into existence would take two things. “And the Spirit of God moved… “And God said…” Genesis 1:2,3. Spirit and word. Energy and seed. “And the parable is this: the seed is the word of God.” Luke 8:11. The two divine attributes of the Creator and Creation are symbolized in scripture by the “two witnesses,” and the “two olive trees” or “two olive branches,” which Moses and Aaron, Joshua and Caleb, Elijah and Elisha, and John and Jesus personified.
“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness… male and female created he them.” Genesis 1:26,27
We were physically made after this likeness when our father, sowed his seed, by his energy (male) in our mother (female), as God sowed His word, by His Spirit (male) in mother earth (female). We are spiritually made in the image of God when the holy spirit sows the seed or word of truth in our heart. We see the image of God in the Patriarchs: Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, representing the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The Hebrew name for God is ELOHIM, revealing God’s image: EL = God the Father. OH = the Son. IM = the Holy Spirit; the I AM, revealing the Godhead. Some Christians say there are three persons in the Godhead, while others say one, proclaiming Jesus is God. The truth is, the three are of one, as God, spoke His word, through His Spirit. And as man, sows his seed, through his energy.
“In the beginning was the word, and the word was with the God, and a god was the word.” John 1:1 (Original Greek translation)
“In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1 (King James translation)
“A god was the word” has been changed to “the Word was God,” an error in translation that has Christians calling Jesus God, through which they are unwittingly denying the Son. “The same was in the beginning with God.” John 1:2. Jesus was with God in the beginning, being the seed through which the creation was made. “All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made.” John 1:3. All things are made by a seed. When seed is sowed in the earth, as truth is sowed in the heart, it does not produce its fruit in a day. “… Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once?” Isaiah 66:8. The words of the Prophet Isaiah, which admonish the teaching that we are born [again] the moment we accept Jesus into our heart. The spiritual Jesus is the seed of God. This elementary-level of acceptance is not the sowing of God’s seed or word of truth into that spiritual earth called the heart.
“Is it not written in your law, I said, ye are gods. If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came… [why] say ye of him, Thou blasphemest because I said, I am the Son of God.? If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not… thou you believe not me, believe the works…” John 10:34-38
Here, Jesus is teaching us that the works are synonymous with the son. The way we bring fruit unto God, becoming a god or son, is through works. Christians who follow the teachings of Paul are unwittingly rejecting the Son by omitting the spiritual works, which the Son finished, and instructed us to finish, saying, believe the works, the word believe meaning to obey or put action to. The works of a spiritual creation, which as gods, being made in the image of the God, we have the power to bring into existence.
The word of God is the seed of God. Having the seed of God makes one a god, not God. In like manner, if the seed of the man is conceived in the womb of the woman, that seed becomes a son or daughter, not the father that sowed it. Jesus is not God. Blasphemy is to make oneself equal with God, or God’s power, which Jesus never did. Jesus never said he was God. There are two verses used to proclaim that Jesus is God. The first, as discussed, a mistranslation. The second, “I and my Father are one,” John 10:30, a misunderstanding. Jesus is not saying he is God. He is saying that he and his Father are one with respect to the works of creation, God’s physical creation being a pattern or instruction for the spiritual creation formed in us through spiritual works, which Jesus spoke of and demonstrated for us while he was on this earth.
“ No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.” John 1:18. But Jesus was seen, being the seed or word of God made flesh. Jesus said he proceeded and came from God. The seed proceeded from the Father, sowed in the womb of Mary. “…neither came I of myself, but he sent me” John 8:42. The seed does not sow itself. Energy or Spirit is needed to sow the seed, whether it be in the earth, or in the heart. There are two fathers, two seeds, two energies, and two creations. The good seed, sowed through holy spirit, is attributed to christ. The evil seed, sowed through unholy spirit, is attributed to antichrist. “… He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.” 1 John 2:22. One denies the Father and the Son literally by saying Jesus is God. One denies the Father and the Son spiritually by omitting the spiritual works that are synonymous with the Son. Christ is not Jesus’ surname. It is the spiritual power through which we perform these spiritual or internal works. If we have not been doing the works because we have been taught that Jesus finished them for us, we are antichrist; against the spiritual power needed for our new spiritual creation to come into existence.
“ Ye are of your father the devil… When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” John 8:44
Each of us acts as a spiritual father, having sowed spiritual seed through spiritual energy, in our spiritual mother. We have all eaten of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, sowing good and evil seed in that spiritual earth called the heart. In the process of time, the evil seeds choked out the good seed, as we learn from Jesus’ parables. The unholy creation that has been formed in us is called “the first heaven and earth,” which passes away upon the formation of our holy creation, through six (metaphorical) days of (spiritual) works. “ And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and earth were passed away…” Revelation 21:1
The Godhead reveals the principles of creation, the foundation of all spiritual truth.
Written by Sandra L. Butler © 2000