Tree of Life – Level 1, Lesson 1: Creation 2
In accordance with the usual stages of growth and manifestation, it is necessary that man understand the more realistic approach in that philosophy, or the teachings in the New Testament are not merely words of guidance, but also, within them are held some of the secrets of creation.
In creation of Man, there are three orderly stages:
The scriptures are in harmony and truth. We say harmony because certain scriptures are related to one part of creation, and others are related to other things in creation. We say that the hand of God has guided man to tell the truth throughout all the ages.
Let us now refer to the scripture references on Formation.
Genesis 1:26 — “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.”
“Let us make man in our image.” This shows that man was made with all the ability of God and the nature of God. This also shows that man was set in the position of a god over the animal kingdom, or over all the earth. Therefore, man may look around him and see the earth for which he is responsible.
Now, let us see what man was made of.
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 being.”
Note that the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground. The term “formed” shows that something else was used which confirms many scientific findings. Of these things, we will speak later on the vehicle in LEVEL II of lessons.
Now for the second stage of creation.
Colossians 2:19 — “And not holding fast to the Head, for which the whole body nourished and knit together through its joints and ligaments grows with a growth that is from God.”
In other words, your body is what your mind determines. The body grows by the power of God.
MAN is the physical aspect of the Creator. He is the being through whom the spoken word of creativity is manifest. He is God’s vehicle of expression.
These lessons will teach you to move, live, and have your being in the Creative Word. This is the supporting evidence of the saying the LAW works whether you know it or not. For you are using it every day if you are living and breathing.
The secret of this lesson is found in Genesis 1:12 — “and God saw that it was good.” We must be able to see that there is nothing but good in manifestation around us, and especially in our world — our personal universe or atmosphere.
I wish to emphasize at this time that I do speak and not affirm the “Word”. Speaking the word of power is as different as night is from day. Speaking the word of power makes you the Creator — not an empty boat in a storm-tossed sea.
The scripture declares in Colossians 1:15-16 — “(He) is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation: For in Him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones, or dominions, principalities, or authorities: all things were created through Him, and for Him.” Though Paul was speaking of Jesus, he also revealed unto us the secret of it as being applicable to ourselves.
For Jesus said: “…of these things I do so shall ye do also; and greater than these.” Therefore, Jesus associated himself with the man on the street which is you and I. For we are also partakers of that divine nature. As creators, we can recognize nothing else but that divine nature of the God creation. There is simply nothing else to recognize.
Paul declares: “For in Him, all the fullness of God was placed to dwell.” Since it refers to Jesus, it naturally refers to the Son of God. As Jesus is our elder Brother, we are joint heirs with Christ. Therefore, we also are sons of God.
THIS IS A LAW — AN IMMUTABLE FACT
Indivisible and eternal in the heavens of all this solar system.
Using this knowledge and the power contained within it, we open a door which no man can shut. In case of necessity, we can shut a door which no man can open.
John declares in Chapter 1, Verse 1: “In the beginning was the WORD…and the WORD was God.” Compare this with the writings of Moses in Genesis 1:1 where he tells us that in the beginning GOD CREATED.
Jesus showed us the power of the spoken WORD through the many healings, the producing of food which fed five thousand, and many others. All of these were done by speaking the WORD OF POWER.
I will cite only one example. In John 11, Jesus said: “Lazarus, Come forth!” You know that Lazarus did come forth and was healed — RIGHT NOW.