This series of messages resumes the fellowship concerning the purpose of God’s restoration and further creation following the generation of the creatures in the sea, in the air, and on the earth. It is at this point in Genesis that a conference in the Godhead was held and man was generated as the center of God’s restored universe. The central points of the restoration and further creation are to recover the earth, to have man, and to generate life.
The first purpose of this restoration and further creation is to have man to express God. Man firstly expresses God inwardly. Christ is the image of God and therefore man was created in the image of Christ. Thus, Adam is a type of Christ. One day, Christ came in the likeness of man so that man could be transformed and conformed to the image of Christ, ultimately so that man’s body would be transformed into the likeness of the glorious body of Christ! Man will thus bear the likeness of God outwardly.
The second purpose of God’s restoration and further creation is to have man exercise God’s dominion over all things in the sea, air, and earth, to deal with God’s enemy and to recover the earth. When Christ came in incarnation, so did the authority and dominion of God. While on earth, Christ gave this authority to His disciples and in His resurrection it was given to the church, against whom the gates of Hades will never prevail and under who’s feet Christ will shortly have Satan crushed.
The ultimate consummation of this restoration and further creation is the representation and expression of God for eternity. Witness Lee presents many cases in message eight showing that throughout the Bible God’s people have represented and expressed Him and that ultimately in the New Jerusalem God will have His representation and expression for eternity.
There are many wonderful points covered in these three messages. You are encouraged to share your enjoyment or even practice composing a short prophecy using the comments section below. Even if what you post is short (1-2 sentences), this will help to solidify the truth in you and encourage others. May the Lord bless this study of Genesis in the way of life!
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