Romans 1:18, 19 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed [it] unto them.
When God created man, God kept man away from knowing darkness / corruption. But then man like any created being could not appreciate goodness unless it knows darkness or corruption.
All things that God created, God said it is ‘good’ yet man wanted to know ‘evil’ and the only things that was evil was the Satan(s) and the fallen angels. The Lord (the Body) was the only one who knew this corruption and Satan tempted man to also know this corruption. When Satan asked man to eat of the Tree of ‘Good and Evil’ (Doubt) saying he would become like God, it did not mean man would become divine but experience corruption like the Heavenly Temple experienced with the falling of one third of the Angels.
I love to see the expression of people’s faces when I tell them ‘like Satan wants to kill you, so also God wants you to die and like God wants you to be blessed in life so also Satan wants to you to enjoy life’. It is later they realize I was referring to God wanting us to die a carnal death so as to enjoy spiritual life and Satan wants us to enjoy carnal life so as to die a spiritual death.
As the Spirit of God works amongst the people and increases amongst them, we also see the manifestation of carnal nature. Today’s scripture says they both are for the glory of God. This has nothing to do with Yin Yang (Chinese Philosophy) or balance of forces of nature /cosmos (Hinduism) for these philosophies are primary based on human observation or experiences.
Creation (universe) was not created out of chaos but out of a plan. God created all things by design for purpose, so letting the existence of darkness or evil was in the plan of God (He did not create it but allowed it to come to existence) so that His overcoming light may be known.
Today as we see evil and corruption let us not be disheartened nor thank God for it, but look at it as opportunity to let the light of the Lord shine through it. Only people who have experienced darkness will truly understand the goodness of His light.
Lord You are Almighty Holy God. In You alone is Perfection and nothing created by You is perfect as You. You Lord desire us to be perfect thus allowed us to see corruption so that with your help we overcome it and be perfect. Lord help us understand the things You desire to bless us with after we overcome darkness, so that we know this suffering us nothing…
This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Genesis 2:9 And out of the earth the Lord made every tree to come, delighting the eye and good for food; and in the middle of the garden, the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
Revelation 22:2 In the middle of its street. And on this side of the river and on that was the tree of life, having twelve sorts of fruits, giving its fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree give life to the nations.
Revelation 2:7 He who has ears, let him give ear to what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give of the fruit of the tree of life, which is in the Paradise of God.
1 Now the snake was wiser than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, Has God truly said that you may not take of the fruit of any tree in the garden?
2 And the woman said, We may take of the fruit of the trees in the garden:
3 But of the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden, God has said, If you take of it or put your hands on it, death will come to you.
4 And the snake said, Death will not certainly come to you:
5 For God sees that on the day when you take of its fruit, your eyes will be open, and you will be as gods, having knowledge of good and evil.
Genesis 3:22 And the Lord God said, Now the man has become like one of us, having knowledge of good and evil; and now if he puts out his hand and takes of the fruit of the tree of life, he will go on living for ever.
19 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.
20 Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?
21 But he spake of the temple of his body.
Dated 10 Oct 2019