This is a short revelation I got about how man (Adam and Eve) lost their positions as Sons, kings, lords of this earth. But how Jesus threw the Cross restored us back to God the father.
There is an amazing connection between the story of the fall of man, and the story Jesus told about the prodigal son. I will try and explain what the Holy Ghost showed me, through the eyes of my heart, about that connection. Lets start with the fall of Man, after Satan asked Eve what God told her concerning the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
Eve told the serpent that God told her she couldn’t eat of that tree, because the day that she or Adam ate that fruit they would surely die. And they did. You see, Adam and Eve were Spirit beings given a fleshly body to live, rule and dominate this earth just like their brother Jesus did in Heaven. Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Matt 6:10
Satan was cast down to the earth, we find this out later, and he came to them in a form of a serpent. Knowing he could not take the power and authority away from Adam and Eve by force, he decided to deceive them into eating the fruit that will give them the knowledge of good and evil, causing them to die. What does that mean? Well, we know that they didn’t die because they lived to have Cain and Abel. So, this death was not physical but spiritual. The devil knew that the only way to get all the power and authority was to get Adam to disobey God and willingly give his servant-hood to Satan by deceiving him into obeying him instead of God.
Paul says in Romans...
Rom 6:16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
So, the fall of man, was Adam giving his God given authority and power to the devil by willingly disobeying God and obeying satan instead. Therefore causing spiritual death, and becoming slaves/servants to the devil.
Now, what did satan mean when he said, you will not surly die but your eyes will be open and you will be like gods?
Satan knows scripture better than most “Christians”. But, he knows that where ever we lack knowledge, is where he has the advantage. Rom 8:1: [There is] therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Satan knew that if he could get Adam and Eve to die spiritually, and get them to operate only in flesh, their physical eyes, (conscience) open to the knowledge of good and evil, it would cause them to feel condemned, and to separate from God. The open eyes part of it was that walking in the flesh causes you to separate from God, and it gives satan full grounds to mess with you, because you are now in his territory. Remember Adam gave satan his authority when he decided to obey him.
Before Jesus came to die on the Cross, satan ruled the physical earth, and the right to mess with our minds and bodies, causing sickness and diseases, possessing us with devils and killing us.
John 10:10 devil comes to steal kill and destroy.
How were Adam and Eve as gods like satan said they would be? Well, satan lied. They were already as gods, because, they were made in the likeness of God the father, and Jesus, our elder brother. He lied and deceived them, because they were naive.
John 10:34: Jesus answered them, is it not written in your law, I said, ye are gods?
Here is the Good news. Jesus was sent to earth, born as a man, because only a son of Man can reclaim the right and authority of man given to man by God back to man from the devil, but that man had to have no sin. Only God could help us, where we could never help ourselves.
Rom 8:1: [There is] therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Walking after the spirit was when Christ came to give us His life, and His righteousness, and His authority and dominion. Welcome to the new-creation-life friends, where we are now restored back to God as His sons.
Rom 8:19: For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. (that’s you and me) you have the full power and authority as sons of God to heal the sick, raise the dead and cast out devils. Freely you've received, freely give!!!
Now, as for the prodigal son in Luke 15:11-32. The son left the presents of his father, his kingdom and his given inheritance in that kingdom, and took with him all that he made (money) while working for his father. The son, left the kingdom and spent all his father’s money on the lust of the eye, the lust of the fresh, and the pride of life.
And it came a time when he lost every thing, and had no where to go. No one to help him. You see the devil came to steel kill and destroy. And only you have the power to let him do it, or stop it. After a while, the son remembered how he lived as a king in his fathers house, and how even the servants were treaded better then he was out here in the world. So he took off, for his fathers’ kingdom. Seeking first, his fathers’ kingdom, and all its righteousness, knowing everything else would be added on to him. Lol
Lets notice how his father’s attitude was like, when he saw his son coming home from a far off. You could have been like most Christians are today. Saying, that boy of mine, spent all my money on the world, how do I know if he really means sorry by coming home? Or is he just mooching off of me. I should make him suffer for what he did. Teach him a lesson. You know reaping what he sowed?
No, far from it. He ran out to meet him. Knowing full well the thoughts his son had. His son could have still turned back. He was still a far off. He could have let all the condemnation get to him. But his father ran to meet him, with a hug and a kiss. Killing the fattest calf and putting sandals on his feet. Restoring his authority and position back into the kingdom. As a real beloved son.
This really made me cry. Out father, loved us so..much that he gave his only son to die for us while we were yet sinners, so that we may become his divine inheritance. John 3:16
God has totally restored us back to the kingdom. Just as though Adam and Eve never disobeyed. This really is good news. We are now sons kings and lord over the earth. As it is in heaven. We are Royalty!!!
Glory and Freedom, In Christ.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9qrNieq038