Let the favor of the Lord (Adonai) our God be upon us; and give permanence to the work of our hands; yes, give permanence to the work of our hands.” Psalm 90:17.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלהים) says:
I create all, and everything I create is beautiful, good, and perfect when I first make it and for the time and assignment I have given it. I am fruitful, the heavens (the first, second and third) and earth are filled with My goodness. I take joy in the work of My hands, My workmanship.
However, everything I made, if it does not live in accordance with its time and assignment, if it does not stay rooted and grounded in Me as its source and provider but instead turns aside from the purpose for which I created it, the beauty fades and another spirit takes its place, the spirit of unrighteousness, and that spirit takes you captive as slaves of sin and death, for sin is lawlessness.
This first occurred in the one now called the devil or Satan, but I did not create evil, that is a matter of choice. It is a choice to deviate from the center of the unending continuum of life, which is light, to the outer darkness. All life is from Me and is contained in Me within a continuum. The closer you move to the center of the continuum, the more you are like Me, love and light, righteousness and peace, the further you move to the outskirts of the continuum, however, the more you become the opposite of Me, darkness and hate, unrighteousness and confusion. And the movement inward or outward is determined by how you treat My Words, which are truth and life, whether you adopt and obey them as your own choice, or reject and disobey them by your own choice. And if the light in you becomes darkness, how deep will that darkness be. Slaves to sin live fruitless, worthless lives.
“For to everyone who has, more shall be given, and he will have an abundance; but from the one who does not have, even what he does have shall be taken away. Throw out the worthless slave into the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” Matthew 25:29-30.
You see this is the choice made by the devil, which took him from being the star of the morning and the son of the dawn, to the outer darkness of the recesses of the pit of hell. Isaiah 14:12-15.
“You had the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. You were in Eden, the garden of God . . . “ You were the anointed cherub who guards, and I placed you there . . . You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created until unrighteousness was found in you. By the abundance of your trade you were internally filled with violence, and you sinned. Ezekiel 28:12; 14-16.
Since the beginning I blessed man to be fruitful, to bear much fruit, to enjoy the work of his hands, for I gave into his hands the dominion (this word is Hebrew, the language it was first spoken forth by Me is “radah (רָדָה),” which means to reign, I make you to be kings and priests unto Me, Revelation 1:5-6) over the works of My hands in the earth. And I gave him dominion over all the beautiful earth as a leasehold interest.
Jesus explained this, “There was a landowner who planted a vineyard and put a wall around it and dug a wine press in it, and built a tower, and rented it out to tenant farmers and went on a journey. When the harvest time approached, he sent his slaves to the tenants to receive his produce. The tenants took his slaves and beat one, and killed another, and stoned a third. Again he sent another group of slaves larger than the first; and they did the same thing to them. But afterward he sent his son to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’ But when the tenants saw the son, they said among themselves, ‘This is the heir; come, let us kill him and seize his inheritance.’ They took him, and threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. Therefore when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?” They said to Him, “He will bring those wretches to a wretched end, and will rent out the vineyard to other tenants who will pay him the proceeds at the proper seasons.” Jesus said to them, “Did you never read in the Scriptures, ‘The stone which the builders rejected, this became the chief corner stone; this came about from the Lord, and it is marvelous in our eyes’? Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people, producing the fruit of it. And he who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; but on whomever it falls, it will scatter him like dust.” Matthew 20:33-44.
Do you see? “The Kingdom will be given to a people producing the fruit of it.” What is that fruit? You know already, the fruit that you produce when attached to the vine of My Son, the fruit of the Holy Spirit, Galatians 5:22-23, and that is the fruit of righteousness. James 3:18. For My Kingdom is of righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. Romans 14:17.
Adam lost his own righteousness, and so did all his descendants, but in Jesus I give righteousness back to you, and I give you My own righteousness. You lost your beauty, Adam stripped you naked of glory, but in Jesus I make you beautiful before Me again, clothed in Him is clothed in glory. Christ in you, your hope of glory!
For the LORD takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the afflicted ones with Salvation (Yeshuah in Hebrew, which is the Name I bestowed upon Jesus). Psalm 149:4.
But I am jumping ahead, let us establish further the case against you, which Jesus fought for you and won your case and released you as “not guilty” but righteous, holy and blameless, beyond reproach before Me. And He testifies for you before Me and the Spirit, the water, and the blood testify to you of all Jesus has won for you. The case against you who have taken Jesus as your advocate is dismissed with prejudice. You have been expunged of all sin by His blood, the law on which you plead your case.
But let us return to the vineyard and the renegade tenants therein. My prophet Isaiah sings an inspired song about My vineyard, Isaiah 5:1-7, and My disappointment in the unfruitfulness and harm to My vineyard done by the tenants, and Jesus was speaking of the same and quoting that song when He told the parable of the vineyard to the Pharisees.
And there is more in this song than Jesus quoted, from which you can learn truths of what you see in the world around you. Isaiah’s inspired song adds the fact that I created My vineyard to produce good fruit, but that contrary to My expectations, those to whom I gave the dominion over My vineyard produced worthless fruit. And I questioned them about this,
“What more was there to do for My vineyard that I have not done in it? Why, when I expected it to produce good grapes did it produce worthless ones? Isaiah 5:4.
And the result? Briars and thorns would come up and there would be drought. Hold this thought for a moment and I will explain it further.
And what fruit was I looking for? The fruit of righteousness, which is the fruit produced in you by My Spirit.
He looked for justice, but behold, bloodshed; for righteousness, but behold, a cry of distress. Isaiah 5:7.
I placed Lucifer, now known as the devil and Satan, in Eden as the cherub who guards, that is, I gave command to him to guard the first man and woman, for I created the angels, the host, to serve the heirs of salvation, that is, those who have eternal life. Satan by deceit, lies, and misrepresentation, took the dominion authority away from the first man and woman, and they willingly gave it to him, to become the owners of all without Me as their source, but that did not happen, I still own the earth as its fee owner, and what they did not understand is that I am the source of your very life and being, without Me you can do nothing, but attached to My life you can do all things.
They did not understand what they had and who they were in Me. The devil told them that if they disobeyed Me they would be like Me, gods themselves. But they already were like Me and I had given them reign over the works of My hands, however, they failed to understand who I AM as many do not today when they think they can live and die independent of Me as if I do not exist. Men and women were created by Me and cannot live independent of Me, for I am the source from which they came. The same is true of the devil. He is not an independent being.
Know that the LORD Himself is God; it is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Psalm 100:3.
But now, O LORD, You are our Father, we are the clay, and You our potter; and all of us are the work of Your hand. Isaiah 64:8.
I alone exist with no source and no creator. I AM, I was, and I always will be. Like the continuum of the number line, no beginning and no end. I fill all in all, for I exist in and outside of time as you know it.
Lord (Adonai), You have been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were born or You gave birth to the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God. Psalm 90:1-2.
Adam and Eve disobeyed the Word as the devil had done and that put them with him in the realm of the outer darkness. So he stole their identity away from them for a lie, and they willingly gave up their dominion and their lives to be slaves to the devil in the earth instead of reigning with Me over the works of My hands forever as good stewards of the earth and all it contains. And many today, for the fading glory and fame the devil offers them as the ruler of the worldly, do the same.
And the result? Just as I had told them. In came death, as a branch cut off from the vine dries up and withers and dies in the dust. And the land under their leasehold dominion rebelled against them under the burden of the curse they had unleased by not taking authority the devil.
For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. Romans 8:19-21.
And up came briers and thorns in a dry, hard, stony earth. Like their hearts had become to Me.
Then to Adam He said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree about which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat from it’; cursed is the ground because of you; in toil you will eat of it all the days of your life. Both thorns and thistles it shall grow for you; and you will eat the plants of the field; by the sweat of your face you will eat bread, till you return to the ground, because from it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” Genesis 3:17-19.
Your flesh and spirit were headed for dust, that is, the second death, just as Adam’s new master had already received sentence so now Adam, under his jurisdiction of the realm of darkness, shared it. Adam abdicated his reign over the earth, his throne as son of man, to the devil. And that is just what the devil had sought to obtain.
How you have fallen from heaven, O star of the morning, son of the dawn (Lucifer)! You have been cut down to the earth, you who have weakened the nations! But you said in your heart,
‘I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God, and I will sit on the mount of assembly in the recesses of the north. I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.’ Isaiah 14:12-14..
And just as Adam received sentence on his act of unrighteousness, so had the devil for his, and their fate was one in the same, master and disciple.
Nevertheless you will be thrust down to hell, to the recesses of the pit. Isaiah 14:15.
Adam died to the flesh and to the spirit. Remember I told him that if he chose to take all determination and choice over good and evil into his own hands apart from My laws that he would die twice, that he would certainly die. In Hebrew, the original language in which I spoke it, it is written as תָּמֽוּת מ֥וֹת which is the verb “to die” stated twice in the present and future.
Adam had lost the eternal incorruptible life I had given him on the day I created him in My own image and likeness and breathed that life into him. And by being born again by the perishable seed of lying words, Adam corrupted the incorruptible seed of My Word so that the result was deformity, weakness and death for his descendants according to the flesh. Even what is considered by today’s standards as the most perfect and healthiest baby born is far beneath the perfection in which I created you. But soon, in the twinkling of an eye, those who love Me will rise and be clothed in the perfection of immortality where there is no sickness, weakness, pain or dying.
With what he planted in Adam, the devil altered the seed, which he is still trying to do in the perverted morality that is a lie from the pit of hell that he is planting in people’s hearts today and they are teaching to innocent, pure children.
Therefore, through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned. Romans 5:12. According to the flesh you are all descendants of corruptible seed and headed for hell.
But there is a way out. Just as Adam and Eve got into the darkness by rejecting My Word and planting the devil’s lies in their hearts, so you too can get out of the darkness by rejecting the devil’s lies and planting My Word in your heart.
Therefore, putting aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility receive the Word implanted, which is able to save your souls. But prove yourselves doers of the Word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves. James 1:21-22.
I rescue you by My Word. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among you. I sent Him on a rescue mission. And that is the good news of your salvation. Jesus won back for you the eternal life that you lost and the dominion authority that goes with it.
For if by the transgression of the one, death reigned through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ. Romans 5:17.
And even before Jesus died in time, for He is the Lamb slain at the foundation of the world, the chief cornerstone on which it is resting, I already gave the benefits of His death to those who would enter covenant with Me to allow Me to act in their lives based on the blood of the sacrifices and offerings for sin, particularly the Passover lamb and the morning and evening burnt offerings of the unblemished lamb, the unleavened bread, and the wine, as a covering of sin and a release therefrom until it was paid in full by the eternal life in the blood and flesh of My Son as He took all sin into His flesh to take your punishment for sin and gave up His Spirit to Me to make full satisfaction for you who had been condemned to the second death.
There is so much more I want to say on this and speak of the vineyard of which I have given to you in My Son and of its fruit, but that is for the next Life Lesson.
I love you. And in the next life lesson, I will show you how I answered the prayer of Moses that he prayed after the sin of the refusal to obey My Word and to trust Me to enter the Promised Land condemned the majority of those I had redeemed out of the slavery of Egypt to die prematurely and not live out the beauty and fruitfulness they were meant to live in My plan for their lives and their nation: “Let Your work appear to Your servants and Your majesty to their children. Let the favor of the Lord (Adonai) our God be upon us; and give permanence to the work of our hands; yes, give permanence to the work of our hands.” Psalm 90:16-17.