Theology of Brokenness (Interlude): The Ambassador (is a Christian hip-hop artist) “Genuine repentance and restoration are needful for the fulfillment of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Restoration starts the healing process that is able to transform all, for all are under the curse of sin and fall short of the glory of God.
Romans 3.23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
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The first environment, The Garden of Eden.
Genesis 2. 8 And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.9 And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
In this first environment we find that God had made it easy to stay focused on truth, His way of living.
First doctrine as repeated by the woman.
Genesis 3.1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: 5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
This is the first doctrine of the bible and this is the first repeat usage of this doctrine. As God said it to the man (recorded) and man said it to the woman (not recorded), we know this to be true because the woman explained the first doctoring to the serpent and not only did she repeat it but she expanded on it in great detail.
Genesis 1.29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.
First doctrine as stated by God.
Genesis 2.16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: 17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
We can clearly see that the word of God and the serpent DO NOT line up (Gen. 2.17 & Gen. 3.4) therefore the word of God is truth and the word of the serpent is a lie. Also beware of truth mingled as this is also a lie.
Second environment: correction
We know that the first environment was established in truth as the word of God is truth, therefore the second environment was established on correction and the price correction yields.
Genesis 3.6-22 note the cost to the man, the woman and the serpent and also the introduction of the seed of the woman (vs. 15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed;)
Matthew 1.18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
The 3rd chapter of the book of John gives clear incite to the born again state; it is this state of being that connects all of humanity with the seed of the woman; that is the connection of man with God; as God became flesh and dwelt among us so too are we able to be of the spirit and dwell with God.
John 1.14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
John 3. 5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
Third environment: the continual breaking up of the ground. This is where all men dwell upon the earth and it is in this state that one is able to break up their ground and receive the Word of God – the Holy Ghost.
Genesis 2. 4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
For the earth to produce fruit the ground needs first to be broken up. This is also true of the man, to produce fruit of the spirit one needs to break up their ground.
Galatians 5.13-25 (16) This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
The Apostles and the Parable of the Sower: Matthew 13.1-23
The Way Side Matthew 13.4
The Stony Places Matthew 13.5
The Thorns Matthew 13.7
The Good Ground Matthew 13.8
The way side represents Judas: Matthew 10.4; Matthew 26.47-49; Matthew 27.1-10; Luke 22.47-48.
The stony places represent Peter: Matthew 26.33-35; Matthew 26.69-75.
The thorns represent Thomas: John 20.24-29.
The good ground represents John: John 19.25-27.
As we have seen the way side, the stony places and the thorns all need to be removed out of one’s life for the seed of the Holy Spirit to take root and grow so that the fruits some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty can come to pass. Check your life and ask God what needs to go. Only the good ground produces fruit to life with God.
Written by Tim Barker
For further study on this subject see… The New Birth of the Earth as Described in the Flood of Noah
as applied to the New Birth of Man – an article written by Tim Barker coming out by the end of December 2012 on iamsearchingforyougod.com
Also an article just published on 10/01/2011 The Regenerate Man of the Holy Spirit – at iamsearchingforyougod.com