Called To Bear The Image Of The Heavenly, Parables of the Sower, The Seed & The Word of His Power

2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied. 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, (1Peter 1:2-4)

 

For You Who Are Called To Bear The Image Of The Heavenly, – Of The Lord From Heaven.

 

For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. (Romans 8:29)

Genesis 1:11-13
11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth: and it was so. 12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good. 13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.

Whose seed is in itself

John 10:38 …that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.

Whose seed is in itself

John 17:21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.

Otherwise

Romans 1:18-20
18 The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; 19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. 20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

Even as the tree drops the seed which brings forth of it’s own kind, so God, Elohiym created man in the earth after His own image.

The earth brought forth the grass and the herb and the trees having the seed which each does plant of itself in the earth and which in turn brings forth after the image of that from which it came. So did God create man from the dust of the earth; from the ground of God’s creation, God brought forth after His own image, man;  the cycle could have continued but man chose to listen to the evil one and partake in disobedience, and by this, man traded the image of God for the image of the evil one. Now man should bring forth corruption after the image of corruption.

1Corinthians 15:45-49
45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. 46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. 47 The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. 48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. 49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.

Genesis 2:7
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.

Every breath a man ever breathed in his depravity and corruption was a testimony to the ever abiding mercy and holy intentions of the God that created Him. Every breath is a statement from God saying your corruption condemns you and your depravity separates you from the divine yet I let you live that you may know Me. The fact that you breath is evidence that I Am and I Am as close as the very breath you breathe. Out of the pain and ever abiding torments of corruption man may breathe out prayers to God.

So the descendant of Adam, elect, but bearing the earthly and corrupt image, yet having the breath of God, breathed out the prayer sending it forth unto the one from which the breathe of life had come, saying,

Psalms 51:1-5
1 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your loving kindness: according to the multitude of your tender mercies blot out my transgressions. 2 Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. 3 For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me. 4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest. Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me. (that is bearing the image of corruption) This prayer reached out and grasped a hold of the offer that God had reserved from before the foundations of the world. Oh Lord, what to do with this corruption?

Now God is love, is all that is good, holy and benevolent, thus man’s choice. Choice in man, man’s constitutional ability to choose shows the benevolence of God. God would not have His free will trespassed against and so doing unto others as He would have it done unto Him, He endued man with the freedom to choose. Every wicked choice of man is a trespass, a trampling upon the holiness and benevolence of God and His goodness, His love.

“And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul;” (1Corinthians 15:45), and he corrupted himself by defiling the benevolent gift of free will, of choice that God gave him and by this all have been corrupted, all that are of Adam and now bear the image of the earthy, “The first man is of the earth, earthy”, (1Corinthians 15:47), the image of corruption and ungodliness.

But there is a second man, God has made provision – The second man is the Lord from heaven. the last Adam, a quickening spirit.

1Corinthians 15:45-49
49 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. 46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. 47 The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. 48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. 49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.

So God sowed another man into the earth, a man who would not defile His benevolence, a heavenly one, the very Son of God, sown into the earth, He would use the benevolent choice for benevolent ends, bearing the image of the Father and bringing forth after His own kind.

yes

Romans 8:3-4
3 God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin, (corruption in the flesh): 4 That the righteousness of the law (of God, that godliness) might be fulfilled in us, who in the past were trapped in our corruption but who now walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit, (after the image of Him who created Him), after the heavenly one, the second Adam, the Lord Jesus Christ

Philippians 2:6-7-8
6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery (to humble Himself for our good even though) He is equal with God: 7 But made himself of no reputation, and took on him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: (bearing our earthly image that we may bear His image. The natural coming before the spiritual), [and so], 8…being found in fashion as a man, he (the Lord from Heaven) humbled himself, and became obedient to death, even the death of the cross.”

The first Adam had brought death by disobedience; the 2nd Adam, the Lord from Heaven, was obedient even unto death on the cross thereby bringing life to us who were dead in Adam.

The Heavenly one, the son of God, God in the flesh, the Lord Jesus Christ did the Father sow into the earth, even into the virgin womb of the earthly woman Mary who found favor in God’s eyes; yes from her did God bring forth Him; Him “Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high”, (Hebrews 1:3), that now we may bear the image of the heavenly and no longer mind earthly, corrupt things, . . . .

Romans 8:5-14
5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. 6 For to be carnally minded, (earthly minded), is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God (to godliness), neither indeed can be. 8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. 9 But you are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. 10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwells in you. 12 Therefore, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. 13 For if you live after the flesh, you shall die: but if you through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, you shall live. 14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

Jesus Christ, the one who is upholding all things by the word of his power, sowed that word into the earth and He sowed those who would also sow this word of power perpetually and successively until He returns, until resurrection day:

Psalms 22:30-31
30 A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation. 31 They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that he hath done this.

As Jesus said of himself

Matthew 13:3-9
3Behold, a sower went forth to sow; 4 And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up: 5 Some fell on stony places, where they had not much earth: and immediately they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth: 6 And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away. 7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them: 8 But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundred times, some sixty times, some thirty times. 9 Who has ears to hear, let him hear.

Matthew 13:18-23
18 Hear you therefore the parable of the sower. 19 When any one hears the word of the kingdom, (The word of His power), and understands it not, then comes the wicked one, and catches away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed, (the word of His power), by the way side. 20 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that hears the word, and immediately with joy receives it; 21 Yet has he not root in himself, but endures for a while: for when tribulation or persecution rises because of the word, by and by he is offended. 22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that hears the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful. 23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that hears the word, and understands it; which also bears fruit, and brings forth, some an hundred times, some sixty, some thirty.

This is that seed which is the word of Christ, the gospel of the kingdom, the word of life, the word of His power, the word of truth, the word which is Christ; which word when it is received, becomes flesh and is sown – as those of the latter, of those who hear the word and understand it and who are birthed by it, and shall also bring forth of it as it has been said of He who was sown by the Father, bearing His image, even of Him, yes, of Him who has sown the word of His power, the second man, who is the Lord from heaven, we see these who are the seed also in the words of Jesus when He said

Matthew 13:24-30
24 The kingdom of heaven is likened to a man which sowed good seed in his field: 25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. 26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. 27 So the servants of the householder came and said to him, Sir, did not you sow good seed in your field? from where then has it tares? 28 He said to them, An enemy has done this. The servants said to him, Will you then that we go and gather them up? 29 But he said, No; lest while you gather up the tares, you root up also the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather you together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

From the sower Himself, the Lord from Heaven, who has the word of power, we hear:

Matthew 13:37-43
37 He that sows the good seed is the Son of man; 28 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; 39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. 40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. 41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; 42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who has ears to hear, let him hear.

Psalms 22:30-31
30 A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation. 31 They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that he hath done this.

yes, a seed shall serve him to whom Jesus said

John 20:21-22
21 Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. 22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them, (that eternal breath of life) and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:

He who has ears to hear what the Spirit says, let them hear

John 3:3,5-8
3 Jesus saying Truly, truly, I say to you, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 5 …Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, (is earthly, is corruption bearing corruption); and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit, (is heavenly, are the children of the Kingdom bearing the image of the Lord from Heaven). 7 Marvel not that I said to you, You must be born again. 8 The wind blows where it wants, and you hear the sound thereof, but can not tell from where it comes, and where it goes: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

And so it is, those who mind earthly things are earthly, of their father Adam, bearing the image of corruption and those who mind heavenly things are heavenly, bearing the image of the Lord from Heaven. Those who point you to earthly things are of the wicked one, from such turn away lest you also be a bearer of the image of the wicked one. Those who point you to the heavenly, to the Lord from heaven, they are the true servants of the most high, bearing the image of the heavenly and carrying the fertile word of His power, that word which when received, will bring forth of the heavenly as good seed sown producing after the image of the creator which is Christ, the Lord from Heaven.

The root of all evil is the love of money and there are only two masters which we may serve and all who ever live will serve one or the other for there are no others as the Lord has spoken,

Matthew 6:24-25
24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. 25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

Matthew 6:32-33
32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles, (those who bear the image of corruption) seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. 33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you., (as those who bear the image of the heavenly.)

Seek not for earthly rewards, lest that be all the reward you shall ever know; but seek the heavenly, for your reward is a heavenly reward and there is no mixing of the earthly with the heavenly, for “no flesh shall be justified in my sight” sayeth the Lord and flesh and blood shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

Remember the baptism of the Lord and remember your baptism, they speak of your sin, your corruption taken onto Christ, the Lord from Heaven and crucified and buried with Him, they speak of walking in newness of life, and the resurrection, the Lord bringing forth of His own kind on the third day, that same resurrection which awaits those who bear the image of the heavenly even as it is written,

1Corinthians 15:42-53
42 of the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: 43 It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: 44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. 45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit:46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. 47 The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. 48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. 49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. 50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. 51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

This has been planned and ordained for you from before the foundation of the world, for you who, before you knew anything, were known unto the Lord of Heaven.

for you who are

1Peter 1:2-4
2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied. 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, (not like gold and silver and earthly things, but incorruptible which are) reserved in heaven for you,

for you who are called to bear the image of the heavenly, the image of the Lord from Heaven

Colossians 3:1-4
1 If you then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sits on the right hand of God. 2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. 3 For you are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall you also appear with him in glory.

Turn from earthly mindedness dear brethren and do not mix the things of man with the things of God.

Selah.

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