Message 12 covers transformation for building in the flow of life. Transformation is a crucial word in the New Testament. In Genesis 2 we have creation and in Revelation 21 and 22 we have the building. In between is a long process of transformation during which a great deal of work must be done. We as Christians need to undergo this process of transformation. This is not a mere outward change, but an organic, metabolic change. For this, the Lord revealed Himself as the bread of life for our eating in John 6 and as the living water for our drinking in John 7. Whatever we take into us as food will be assimilated into our being. Similarly, we need to pay attention to our spiritual eating and drinking. This is not to try and imitate the Lord outwardly, but to take Him into us inwardly to be our life and our life supply. Then we can be produced as the transformed material for God’s building.
Messages 13 and 14 cover the two trees in Genesis 2. These trees are not part of an antiquated record, but, rather, are a living, up-to-date, divine revelation of two principles. The principle of the tree of life is dependence. Just as we can never graduate from eating and breathing, we can never graduate from depending on Jesus Christ as the real tree of life (John 15). The principle of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil is independence. It is quite striking to see that good and evil are on the same tree. Whether we are behaving in a good way or an evil way is not as important as whether or not we are apart from God. We may be good, yet still be independent of God. Why did God allow the tree of the knowledge of good and evil to be in the garden in Genesis 2? It is because our God is great. Only someone small would force their opinion on others. God gave man a choice. Let us choose life!
There are many other points covered in these three messages. Please use the comments section below to share your enjoyment or even practice composing a short prophecy. Even if what you write is short (1-2 sentences), this may flow life from your spirit into others!
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