First Look @ Wordlight Fellowship E-Book

heart-love-for-godjesus-tue-11-sep-20122I will love the ONE True God of Israel & Jesus our Lord with all my heart, all my strength and with all MY MIND

The logo of Wordlight Fellowship represents that we are neither Jew nor Gentile but are members of The Church of His Body-Jesus our Lord by our spiritual birth of holy spirit.

The logo of Wordlight Fellowship represents that we are neither Jew nor Gentile but are members of The Church of His Body-Jesus our Lord by our spiritual birth of holy spirit.

Greetings this WED 23 JAN 2013.  This year I am writing an E-Book.  This is in-depth research to further the work of the ministry by enabling Christians to have an in-depth understanding of their spiritual birth of holy spirit and OUR Spiritual Birthright – the Armor of Light, since the day of Pentecost.                                                      

Here is a preview of the E-Book which is due to be finished in this first quarter of 2013.  Enjoy.

Our Christian Spiritual Birthright

“Cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light”.

The Apostle Paul Romans 13:12

Wordlight Research Fellowship is a ministry of Wordlight Fellowship
which is composed of all members of The Church of His Body – Jesus our Lord.

Wordlight Research Fellowship endeavors to instruct and enlighten The Cosmopolitan Church of His Body which is world wide to establish the light of our unity as ONE Body composed of many fellowships as members in particular united by our spiritual birthright of the armor of light and our spiritual birth of holy spirit since the day of Pentecost.  Acts:  Chapter 2.

We emphasize the commandment of Jesus our Lord whom said Love ONE Another and the commandment of the Apostle Paul: Walk in the light of our spiritual birth of holy spirit and endeavor to keep the unity of our spiritual fellowship in the bond of peace.

I love God & Jesus and endeavor to fellowship with them everyday in the light of our spiritual birth of holy spirit.  All Christian believers whom believe God raised Jesus from the dead and confess Jesus is Lord of the Cosmos are born of the gift of holy spirit by spiritual birth.  Let us endeavor to love one another as Jesus our Lord commanded.  We have the Star Wars Force – Love – to do so.

The Apostle Paul admonishes each of us to CAST OFF the works of darkness and PUT ON the Armor of Light: Romans 13:12.

Foundational instruction is by the Wordlight Research Fellowship @          Wordlight Fellowship

Affirmation of The Church Epistles

The Church Epistles given to us by God, Jesus and the Apostle Paul are light for us to live by since the day of Pentecost in the year of the death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus our Messiah and Lord.

The Church Epistles give us the light of our Christian spiritual birthright since the day of Pentecost.  Our Jewish heritage is given to us from Genesis 1:1 to the day of Pentecost.  We, whom are followers of Jesus our Lord since the day of Pentecost are known to be Christian.

As Christians, we are given the armor of light and the gift of spiritual birth of holy spirit.  This gives us spiritual fellowship with God our Father, Jesus our Lord and one another.  It is this spiritual fellowship that makes us the light of the world.

I want to emphasize Jesus our Lord said to Love.  Love, a fruit of holy spirit, is a tangible force – like the Star Wars force – the world can experience love.

It is written:  God is Love.  Long may the Force – Love – the strongest force in the universe – be with you.

We will be using the biblical research principle – narrative development – in our research set forth in this E-book.

God nor Jesus our Lord contradict themselves.  We come across passages of Scripture that augment and complement details given to us. Thus we develop a narrative of the incident or subject providing in-depth information.

The historical information given us in the book of Acts concerning the early church and correlation with The Church Epistles is valuable for us to develop a narrative with dates and details helpful for us to walk as a Christian – a light to a world in darkness.

The first narrative we are going to look at is the first journey of the Apostle Paul given to us in the book of Acts – chapters 13 – 15.

We find a conflict between the Law of Moses & the Grace of God thru Jesus our Lord. 

The Apostle Paul in Jerusalem was given the bonds of fellowship in Jerusalem with authority to teach about Jesus our Lord.

He, along with Barnabas, taught in Antioch of Pisidia and Lystra, Derbe, and Iconium.  A region known as Galatia.

We are given the light in the record that there were devout Jews whom still adhered to the law of circumcision.  A requirement of Judean law instituted by the Patriarch Moses.

The Apostle Paul and Barnabas returned to Jerusalem where a council was convened to resolve the matter.

We see it was decided Gentiles were exempted from the requirement of the Mosaic Law regarding circumcision.

The Apostle Paul shares the insight in Colossians that we whom believe God has raised Jesus from the dead and confess Jesus is Lord are the spiritual circumcision whom worship God in the spirit – the gift of spiritual birth of holy spirit.

The Apostle Paul decided to go on a second journey.  The Apostle Paul chose Silas to help him revisit fellowships established in Syria, Cilicia, and the region of Galatia.  Acts 16:4 informs us the Apostle Paul had the decrees with him that were decided upon by the council in Jerusalem.

We are given in the record of this second trip the Apostle Paul welcomed Timothy to join him and Silas in the city of Lystra – Acts 16:1-3.

The Apostle Paul was in Troas when Jesus our Lord gave him revelation to travel into the region of Macedonia.  The Apostle Paul established a fellowship in Philippi, a city in Macedonia.

We are given the light that not everything went smooth.  We are told the Apostle Paul and Silas were beaten and put in jail – Acts 16:22-40.  The Apostle Paul mentions this incident in I Thessalonians 2:2.

The Judeans and Gentiles in Thessalonica were taught the Gospel of Jesus our Lord.  Those whom did not believe took action to have the Apostle Paul leave the city – Acts 17:1-10.

The Apostle Paul taught at Berea.  He then went to Athens.  He left Silas in Berea and sent Timothy to build-up the believers in the fellowship established at Thessalonica.

The Apostle Paul stopped briefly in Athens then taught the Judeans in Corinth that Jesus was the Messiah and Lord – Acts 18:5.

Silas and Timothy met the Apostle Paul in Corinth.  Timothy reported to the Apostle Paul about the fellowship they had established in Thessalonica – I Thessalonians 3:6.

The Apostle Paul received the news the fellowship in Thessalonica was experiencing intense persecution.  He decided to write the fellowship about our hope – the hope of Jesus our Lord gathering together all whom believe – both dead and alive and at that time we will all be with Jesus our Lord forever. 

The Apostle Paul stayed in Corinth about a year and a half around 50 – 53 A.D.  During this time he also wrote the second Church Epistle – II Thessalonians – to the fellowship in Thessalonica.

The Apostle Paul went from Corinth to Ephesus.  Eventually, this is where Timothy decided to live and minister.  The record then shows the Apostle Paul then traveled to Jerusalem.  He next decided to re-visit the fellowships in the region of Galatia – Acts 18:23. 

The Apostle Paul decided to re-visit Ephesus.  This time he stayed three years between 54 – 57 A.D.  It is significant to note the Apostle Paul included Silas ( Silvanus) and Timothy in the salutation(introduction) in both I and II Thessalonians.

While in Ephesus, the Apostle Paul received the news that the fellowships in Galatia were going back to the law requiring circumcision.  Acts 15 gives us the record of the decrees given at the council in Jerusalem that nullified the requirement of circumcision for Gentiles.

While in Ephesus, the Apostle Paul wrote to the fellowships in Galatia the Church Epistle to the Galatians.  Acts 18:23 shows us the Apostle Paul had taught the Galatians about grace through Jesus our Lord.

The Apostle Paul writes in Galatians 1:6:  I marvel that you are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of our Lord Jesus the Messiah unto another gospel.

The Apostle Paul found it necessary to correct the Corinthians to get them to walk orderly in the spirit.  He admonishes them that they are being carnal – not spiritual.  He says that while there is envy and strife, and divisions, that they are showing they are being carnal instead of showing they are walking in the spirit and being spiritual – I Corinthians 3:1-3 and he seeks to correct their coming together to fellowship by re-instructing them in the manifestations of holy spirit while having a fellowship – I Corinthians – Chapters 12-14.

Despite the problems of the Galatians and Corinthians, we are told that the message of Jesus our Lord spread throughout all Asia – to both the Jews and the Greeks – Acts 19:10.

The Apostle Paul stayed in Ephesus until things had quieted down from the incitement caused by Demetrius – Acts 19: 23-41.

Titus met the Apostle Paul in Macedonia – II Corinthians 2:13 – with the news the Corinthians had accepted the reproof of the second epistle of Corinthians written to them – II Corinthians 2:13 and II Corinthians 7:5-7.

The Apostle Paul had sent the second epistle of Corinthians from Macedonia in 56 A.D.  Titus was the courier.  II Corinthians 8:16-18.

The Apostle Paul instructs the Corinthians in the second epistle for them to give of their finances.  Titus was trusted to deliver the amount given by the Corinthians.  II Corinthians 8:6.

The Apostle Paul kept his promise to return to the Corinthians – II Corinthians 12:14.  The host whom provided a place to stay for the Apostle Paul in Corinth was Gaius-Romans 16:23.  Gaius was evidently a major leader in the Corinthian Church as he is mentioned in the first epistle to the Corinthians:  I Corinthians 1:14.

It was while the Apostle Paul was visiting Corinth the second time that he wrote the Church Epistle to the Romans in 57 A.D.  He then returned to Greece. This is recorded in Acts 20:2&3.

Romans is first in order of the Church Epistles according to the Canon of Scripture.  The Apostle Paul contrasts the law of Moses versus the grace of Jesus our Lord since the day of Pentecost. 

He also refers to the natural man and being carnal versus the inner spirit and being spiritual

After the Apostle Paul left Greece he went to Jerusalem.  There he was arrested.  We are told he was brought to Rome.  Acts 28:30-31.  This was between 60 A.D. to 62 A.D.

Acts 28:20 informs us the Apostle Paul was chained to a soldier of the Praetorian guard of Rome.  During this time a number of guards became aware of the Gospel of Jesus from the Apostle Paul.  He writes:  So that my bonds in Christ are manifest in all the palace (Praetorian) Philippians 1:13.

The Church Epistles of  Ephesians, Philippians and Colossians, as well as Philemon, were written by the Apostle Paul during his imprisonment in Rome.

We are informed Ephesians and Colossians were delivered from Rome by Tychicus.  The Apostle Paul writes:  But that you also may know my affairs, and how I do, Tychicus, a beloved brother and a faithful minister of Jesus our Lord, shall make known to you all things.  Ephesians 6:21.

Also, the Apostle Paul writes:  All my state shall Tychicus declare unto you, who is a beloved brother, and a faithful minister and fellow servant of Jesus our Lord.

The Apostle Paul was given the revelation of the great mystery or administration of the sacred secret.  He writes:  That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of His promise in Christ by the gospel.  Ephesians 3:6 

The Apostle Paul reveals to whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.  Colossians 1:27.

If we respond to the love of God our Heavenly Father and Jesus who chose to obey the light given him, and sacrifice his life to ratify the New Covenant with his blood, the Apostle Paul explains that due to the gift of spiritual birth of holy spirit – Christ in you, that we are able to walk in the spirit and be a light of God and Jesus. 

The Apostle Paul states:  For we were in darkness, but now are we light in the Lord, meaning we are light in our fellowship with God and Jesus by our spiritual birth of holy spirit which is inside of us – not outside.  Ephesians 5:8.

The Apostle Paul exhorts us to walk as children of light.  Light is referred to throughout the written word we know as the Holy Scriptures or simply the Bible.  Light is used to describe the One True God our Father whom is Spirit as the Father of Lights, Jesus our Lord whom is alive forevermore in an immortal human body is light, we whom believe the Gospel of Jesus our Lord are light and the written word itself is light.

God our Father and Jesus our Lord can and do light our path by our spiritual birth of holy spirit we have by grace.  We are to endeavor to cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light in order to be a light to a world in darkness.  Romans 13:12.

A commandment is light for our lives.  A commandment deserves our utmost attention and demands our obedience. 

God gave Moses the Ten Commandments.
Jesus our Lord gave a commandment to his apostles:  “Love one another.”

The Apostle Paul has given us the commandment:  “Walk in the spirit.”

The gift of spiritual birth of holy spirit has been available since Pentecost.  We endeavor to walk in the spirit out of obedience.  We also seek to fulfill the commandment of Jesus to love one another.  Love is one of the nine fruit of the spirit.  Galatians 5:22.

What is walking in the spirit?

The Catholic Fellowship and the other fellowships that have come into existence since the reformation in the 16th century have what I consider to be an adherence to the law of baptism by water.

They do not seem to understand baptism in water has been replaced by baptism in spirit by Jesus our Lord.

Pentecost in the year of the death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus our Lord was a day of reformation.

A research of the Scriptures reveals that for the first time since Adam and Eve us humans were given the gift of holy spirit within us by spiritual birth.

The significance of this requires us to examine in detail the light of the very first humans to have holy spirit within them:  Adam and Eve.

Our earth is unique in that it supports human life.

The creation of Adam and Eve does not contradict natural development of the species Homo Sapiens.

We are informed by research that the first primates – the order of mammals to which man belongs – came into existence about 65 million years ago.

Characteristics that us human primates share with other primates gradually developed.  These were vision that enables us to see in three dimension, a growth in the size of the brain, finger pads sensitive to touch, and most significant, the development of an opposable thumb which allows the thumb to touch the fingers on the same hand and provide the hand with a way to grip an object.

The people who study the emergence of human beings have found an excellent natural fossil record among the fine sedimentary beds located in the Rift Valley of East Africa. 

The earliest creatures resembling humans are called hominids.  Fossils of hominids classified as Australopithecines or southern apes have been preserved in the fossil record found in the East African Rift.  Their fossils have also been discovered in several South Africa caves.

The climate of the earth has played a vital part of human history.  Global temperatures about seven million to five million years ago were so low that Africa became in large part open grassland as the tropical forests died out.

It is estimated the hominids did not come into existence until about four million years ago.

The species known as Neanderthal man died out about 35,000 years ago during the last ice age.

It is the hunter that provided food that accounts for Homo Erectus, or upright man, to migrate from Africa.

Due to a discovery of a trail of footprints in Tanzania, it is estimated hominids were walking upright some three and a half million years ago.

A famous female skeleton named Lucy was found in Ethopia and dated more than 3 million years old.  Homo Erectus began traveling from Africa to Asia and Europe about 1.6 million years ago.

The last Ice Age ended about 12 thousand years ago. The ice formed a land bridge that connected Siberia with Alaska. Around 30,000 years ago, human beings traveled to the Americas.  They were simple hunters following the game for their food.  They became the first Native Americans.

South American human habitation has been dated as early as 32,000 years ago in Brazil, at least 14,000 years ago in Peru and 23,000 years ago in Mexico. 

This period is commonly known as the Lithic-Paleo Indian period about 50,000 years ago to around 5,000 B.C.  Lithic is from the Greek word for stone and Paleo is from the Greek word for ancient.  It is considered that the first migrants left Siberia and came to Alaska via Beringa.  This land bridge between Alaska and Siberia was exposed as early as 34,000 and 30,000 B.C.

Important archeological finds during the 1920’s and 1930’s prove conclusively America was well populated about 12,000 years ago.  Many researchers now believe human beings dwelled in the Americas when they crossed the land bridge when it was exposed and the hunters followed the big animals to America.

Some 15,000 years ago, so called Stone-Age people in Europe, Asia and America hunted for their sustenance large animals such as bison, caribous and mammoths.

A spear-pierced bison painting, a painting of a human figure in skins with antlers and a woolly mammoth were discovered in three different caves in Southern France.  Also found in caves were paintings of feared predators depicting bears or lions. 

The harshest period of the ice age was about 18,000 years ago.  It is estimated that the horses painted on the cave walls at Lascaux in Southern France were created about 15,000 B. C.

Bisons painted in caves found in Altamira in Spain are estimated to have been created between 15,000 and 12,000 B. C.

These types of cave paintings were featured in the prominent Alien prequel movie Prometheus about the origin of mankind .  A team of explorers discover a clue – the paintings – to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.  Prometheus stars Charlize Theron and Noomi Rapace @  Prometheus

According to the movie Prometheus, humankind originated in space.  Also, the Alien originated in space.  This is plausible.  The first amino and nucleic acids formed in the ocean about 3.5 million years ago.  These same building blocks of life have been detected in space by astronomers.  Dark Angel was Lucifer the second in command of all creation when he was created by God in the abode of God in space.  Dark Angel is very evil just like the Alien.

According to the theory of evolution, humankind has evolved over millions of years from ape primates out of Africa to what is considered modern man:  Homo Sapien.

Homo Sapiens, men and women, had the mental and physical capacity like ourselves when they inhabited the land of North and South America.  They were the very first inhabitants – true natives –  and there is no evidence of a evolutionary process as described by the theory of evolution to be found by researchers here in the Western Hemisphere.

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We are told in the Holy Scriptures God in the beginning created the heavens and the earth.  Genesis 1:1.

How did we get this word of knowledge that God created the heavens and the earth in the beginning?

The Apostle Peter informs us prophecy came not by the will of man:  but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.  The King James version was translated from the Stephen’s Greek Text.  The text is more accurately read:  holy men of God spoke or wrote as they were inspired by holy spirit.

Prophecy is the word of God.  The prophecy of the coming of the Messiah by the Prophet Isaiah and the prophecy of the return of Jesus our Lord foretold to us in the book of Revelation is prophecy that is foretelling the future to us. 

Prophesy is also given to us to forth tell, to state, to set forth, and to speak forth the word of God we are inspired to speak or write.

We are told the written word we know as the Holy Scriptures came from God and written by men of God by the Apostle Peter.  Jesus enlightens us about God by stating “God is Spirit”.  John 4:24.

A careful study of the written word reveals God whom is Spirit cannot speak to natural man who does not have spirit.

We have the record of God telling Moses what He wanted Moses to do in Exodus.  When God first spoke to Moses, God communicated to Moses via an angel.  God said, Come, and I will send you unto Pharaoh, that you may bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.  Exodus 3:10.  It was at this time that Moses received from God whom is Spirit the gift of holy spirit upon him-outside of him but upon him.

As we follow the narrative of Moses it is confirmed to us that Moses had the gift of holy spirit upon him. 

Moses needed help to lead the Israelites to the Promised Land.  God said to Moses:  And I will come down and talk with you there: And I will take of the spirit which is upon you, and will put it upon them.  Numbers 11:17.

God is Spirit so there is a spiritual realm.  We are flesh and bones so there is a natural realm.

The reason that the written word we have came from God and not by the will of man is that God whom is Spirit can only speak to spirit.  Holy men of God who wrote the written word were men who had holy spirit upon them before the day of Pentecost.

God cannot speak directly to a natural person – a person whom does not have holy spirit.  It is written the natural man does not know the things of God in the spirit realm nor can he discern them.

Moses had been given the gift of holy spirit from God upon him and this enabled him to inform us that it was God whom created the heavens and the earth. 

This creation of the heavens and earth took place billions of years ago.  The Big Bang that formed our universe was some 15 billion years ago.

God formed the earth about 4.6 billion years ago.  The Prophet Isaiah substantiates that God formed the earth.

He states:  For thus says the Lord that created the heavens; God Himself that formed the earth and made it; He has established it.
God literally formed the earth, made it and secured its foundations.

The Prophet Isaiah adds that God has not created the earth in vain – Isaiah 45:18.  The Hebrew for “in vain” is tohu.  It means without form.
The Prophet Isaiah gives us light on Genesis 1 verse 2 that God did not create the earth without form and void.  The earth became without form, and void; tohu bohu – and darkness was upon the face of the deep.

Genesis 1:2 tells us the earth became the way it was with water covering the whole earth.  The Apostle Peter confirms this in a statement about the first heavens and earth.

He states:  Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished.  II Peter 3:6.  Perished refers to destruction.  The world of Genesis 1:1 was virtually destroyed and became without form and void – Dark and covered with water.

The Apostle Peter goes on to remark about our current world as we know it.  He says:  But the heavens and earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.  II Peter 3:13.

The Apostle Peter goes on to advise us of a third heaven and earth which is still future.  Nevertheless, he states, we, according to the promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwells righteousness II Peter 3:13.

Wow!  A world with no more Dark Angel, the heartless, evil one called Satan.  This future third heavens and earth and the judgment of Dark Angel is foretold to us in the book of Revelation.

Genesis 1 verse 3 begins to tell us the work of God to make earth habitable.

It is very important that we learn evolution as taught to us by God.

The record given us is very clear.  And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after its kind – Genesis 1:11.

A study of the word “kind” reveals it is derived from Greek as “genos”.  Genos is transliterated into “genus” in English.

This is a natural law established by Almighty God whom is Spirit.  We see variations in the evolution of species, but not between genus.

Recently on CNN the TV Cable News Network, there was coverage of a man saving a breed of cow from extinction here in the USA @ CNN  We find there are different characteristics between a Guernsey cow and a Jersey cow.  Actor James Stewart told a story about a certain breed of cow in the movie The Rare Breed(1966) When her husband dies en route to America, Martha Price and her daughter Hilary are left to carry out his dream: the introduction of Hereford cattle into the American West. They enlist Sam “Bulldog” Burnett (James Stewart) in their efforts to transport their lone bull, a Hereford named Vindicator, to a breeder in Texas, but the trail is fraught with danger and even Burnett doubts the survival potential of this “rare breed” of cattle.Written by Greg Helton IMDb

God speaks of the seed of the woman in Genesis 3:15.  The seed of a woman is her genus – a human being and only a human being, whether red or yellow, dark or light skinned.

Let us now follow the narrative of the creation of a human being by God.  We are given the light that God created humans:  male and female.

The first thing that God did was to form man:  And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground – Genesis 2:7.  The word “formed” in Hebrew is Yatsar.  This tells us that God used the earth that was already in existence to form man. 

The next thing God did was to make man a living being:  And God breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.  Genesis 2:7.

We see this same expression “God breathed” written by the Apostle Paul to his protégé Timothy.  All scripture is given by inspiration of God. The Greek word in the critical Biblical texts is theopneustos.  Theo is God.  Pneustos means breathed.  All scripture is literally “God breathed”.

Going back to Genesis 2:7, God-breathed is derech benai adam.  When we translate this from Hebrew into English we have the expression “ways of the son of man”. 
Greek translates derech benai adam into the word anthropopathy.  This means “pathos of man”.  The Romans who used Latin translated the Greek into the word “condescensio”.  The English word is “condescension”.

God has literally condescended to “God breath” His written word to us humans.  God “breathed” life into Adam.  God created His seed in a woman named Mary whom brought forth the word of God in the flesh by giving birth to the only begotten son of God – Jesus (John 1:14) the Messiah of God to Israel and later the Messiah & Lord to all mankind on the day of Pentecost.

We are told that once God breathed into the nostrils of the man He had formed that the man became a living soul.  Genesis 2:7.

God made the man He formed become a living soul.  We are told the word made in Hebrew is asah.  This tells us all things made consist of a substance.  We are given the light the life of flesh consists of blood.  Leviticus 17:11. All people born have a living soul and that soul life consists of blood.  All human beings have a living soul as long as they breathe.  Oxygen travels via blood to our cells. 

Every living thing – plants and animals – has life in itself according to God. 

The fruit tree yields fruit – whose seed is in itself.  Genesis 1:11.  It is the seed that has life.

We know that when a man impregnates a woman that life is created.
The sperm of the male is the seed that creates life in the egg of the female.

It is important that we affirm human life begins at conception.
Jesus was born of “the seed of the woman” – whom was Mary. The seed of the woman is a human child and only a human child, but he was uniquely qualified to be the Messiah of God. The blood of a child is from the father of the child. Jesus had pure blood since his father was God and this is what was required to legally make peace with God and redeem us from Satan and everlasting death.

Our USA Constitution:   proclaims in our Declaration of Independence, that the life of every human being is sacred, and endowed with an inalienable worth and dignity, from beginning to end — that is, as biological science and DNA now prove, from conception until natural death, no matter whether ‘wanted’ or ‘unwanted,’ flawed or flawless, humble or exalted.

We have just followed the narrative in Genesis where God formed man from the earth and made man a living soul.

Now we come to the verse that tells us God made man in His image.  We read:  So God created man in His image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them.  Genesis 1:27.

God is Spirit.  Spirit has no flesh and bones. 

God formed man.  This gave man a body.  The word “man” is Adam.  It means red earth.  We are informed by God that He formed us of the earth and it is to earth that we return when we die.

God breathed into man.  This made man a living soul.

And God created man in His image – He created within man a spirit.
The Hebrew for create is “bara”.  It is to create from nothing that which never existed.  The act of God giving man a spirit allowed Him to communicate with the man and woman He formed, made and created.

Adam and Eve consisted of body, soul and spirit.  This is confirmed by the Prophet Isaiah.  Isaiah tells us of the origin of man:  for I – God – have created man for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him. Isaiah 43:7

The Apostle Paul years after the day of Pentecost explained that we whom believe now consist of body, soul and holy spirit.  He stated:  And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of Jesus our Lord.  I Thessalonians 5:23. 

The last ice age ended about 12 thousand years ago.  This gradually allowed man to grow food from the earth.  This has been found to be a development about 10,000 years ago.

The land we now know as the nation of Israel is known to have wheat as early as 8 thousand years BCE:  The land called Israel, Palestine, and Canaan, has been settled  continuously for tens of thousands of years. Paleontologists have found fossils of Homo Erectus, Neanderthal and transitional types between Neanderthal and modern man. Archeologists have found hybrid Emer wheat at Jericho  dating from before 8,000 B.C.E.  That makes it one of the oldest sites of agricultural activity in the world.  Source of info @ Israel & Zionism

The yellow river in China provided a fertile flood plain.  This gave rise to rural life and farming of rice, millet, soy beans and yams.  This farming began there about 7,000 B.C.

The rural life of Egypt and farming was closely aligned with the river flooding of the Nile.  It is known the Pharaoh Menes united upper and lower Egypt about 3100 B.C.

Ur is where Abraham of Israel originated.  Cities have been estimated to be in existence in that area around 4,000 B.C.

The Garden of Eden – where Adam & Eve first lived – was established by God in the region known as Mesopotamia which is now modern Iraq, located between the rivers Tigris and Euphrates.  Bible scholars date the existence of Adam and Eve according to the biblical narrative at about 4,000 B.C.

Maize was being cultivated by Homo Sapiens in Mexico as early as 5,000 B.C.

The Bible is the record of God and His involvement with mankind to establish spiritual fellowship.  Zacharias, the father of John the Baptist, stated:  Blessed be the Lord God of Israel for He has visited and redeemed His people – Read Luke 1:67-79.  We have the record in Luke when Jesus was baptized that God confirmed Jesus was His son – the seed of the woman in the prophesy given back in the beginning of the record of Adam & Eve:  Genesis 3:15.  Luke also confirmed Jesus is the Messiah by listing the genealogy of Jesus our Messiah & Lord:  Luke 3:21-38.Wikipedia has the genealogy of Jesus our Messiah & Lord @
The Genealogy of Jesus the Messiah of God

Adam & Eve are by no stretch of the imagination the first human beings on earth.  What is special about Adam and Eve is that they are the first human beings in recorded history to have holy spirit.  In the fulness of time, God made, formed and created Adam and Eve.  In the fulness of time, God created seed in Mary whom gave birth to the only begotten son of the ONE True God of Israel and named the male child Jesus.  In the fulness of time, God will send Jesus to fulfill his role as the Messiah of God, Lord of the Cosmos and King of Kings – Ephesians 1:10

The knowledge of Adam and Eve and the prophecy of Genesis 3:15 at first was passed from generation to generation by oral tradition.  Writing did not begin until about 3100 B.C.  This was found to be in the region of modern Iraq.

Biblical narrative reveals it would not be until the year of the death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus our Lord that beyond a shadow of a doubt us humans would again have the gift of holy spirit within us like Adam and Eve.  This was confirmed on the day of Pentecost.

After Adam and Eve we know that holy men of God like Moses had holy spirit upon them – outside of them but they had holy spirit upon them. 

The Apostle Paul explains that we are literally baptized by Jesus with the gift of holy spirit by spiritual birth within us.  This baptism makes us a member in particular of The Church of His Body known as The Body of Christ since the day of Pentecost.

Our focus is now baptism in the spirit.  Let us now look at the historical background of baptism up to the day of Pentecost.

Wordlight research reveals baptism involving water is related to the law of Moses. 

The Old Testament reveals washing was part of the ordinances required during divine services in the Tabernacle.  When we study the usage of the word baptize we find that in the Tabernacle water was used to represent ceremonial washing.  It is very symbolic of being pure.  Both the Authorized and Revised Versions render the act of baptism as washing. Please look @ Mark 7:4, Mark 7:8 and Hebrews 9:10.

We find this in Exodus 30:18-24.  The Patriarch Moses was given exact details concerning the Tabernacle.  The laver of the Tabernacle was used for washing.  Exodus 30:18.

The Temple built by King Solomon of Israel replaced the Tabernacle.
The Temple had ten lavers.  There were five lavers on each side of the house:  I Kings 7:23,38 & 39. 

Here we see the Biblical usage of baptism refers clearly to washing.  The ten lavers part of the Temple of Israel were used to wash the offering.

Baptism used as ceremonial washing in the Tabernacle and the Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem was initiated by Israel under the law.

Baptism by spiritual birth of holy spirit did not become available since Adam and Eve until the day of Pentecost.

Jesus our Lord clearly stated to the Apostles that while John the Baptist truly baptized with water – they were to wait in Jerusalem for the promise of the Father and YOU shall be baptized with holy spirit:  Acts 1: 4 & 5.

The Apostle Paul explains we have been baptized into The Church of His Body – Jesus our Lord and that we are ONE body:  Galatians 3:27 & 28.

The blood of Jesus is our ceremonial cleansing or washing of our heart.  The Apostle Paul states:  In whom we have redemption through his blood, according to the riches of his grace.

The moment we believe God has raised Jesus from the dead and confess Jesus is Lord; we receive spiritual birth of holy spirit.

The Apostle Paul explains that when we heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation – in whom – by Jesus our Lord – after you believed – YOU were sealed with that holy spirit of promise. 

The promise of holy spirit was fulfilled on the day of Pentecost with indisputable proof.

The Apostle Paul states God has raised Jesus His only begotten son from the dead:  Romans 10: 9 & 10, I Corinthians 6:14.

Once we believe this and confess Jesus is Lord – It was confirmed on the day of Pentecost Jesus was appointed both Messiah of Mankind & Lord of the Cosmos – and once we confess Jesus is Lord we receive from Jesus spiritual birth of holy spirit and made a member of The Church of His Body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles – we are not Jews or Gentiles any longer – we are now a member in particular of The Church of His Body.

The Apostle Paul is very clear on each one of us being a member of The Church of His Body.  He states:  Now are we the Body of Christ and members in particular.  I Corinthians 12:13 & 27.

The usage of baptism since the day of Pentecost clearly refers to the baptism of holy spirit by Jesus our Lord.  This baptism with the gift of spiritual birth of holy spirit literally makes us a member of the Church of His Body.  This also establishes a means for God and Jesus to have spiritual fellowship with us and communicate with us and vice-versa by holy spirit.

This baptism by Jesus is not with water which was required by the law.  It is not the baptism of John the Baptist by immersion in water.  It is the baptism of Jesus our Lord by holy spirit.  Jesus our Lord plainly stated:  For John the Baptist baptized with water; but YOU shall be baptized with holy spirit not many days hence.  Acts 1:5.

Jesus also taught the Apostles about the coming holy spirit as the Apostle John informs us in his gospel:  Jesus explained to the Apostles that the promise of holy spirit to come is the spirit of truth – the spirit now resides upon YOU – and shall be IN YOU:  John 14:17

John the Baptist confirms before the day of Pentecost that Jesus our Lord is the one whom baptizes us with holy spirit:  Matthew 3:11, Mark 1:8 and Luke 3:16.

The Apostle Paul wrote the Romans that we are baptized into The Church of His Body – Jesus our Lord:  Romans 6:3.

The narrative in the book of Acts reveals baptism by holy spirit inside of us by spiritual birth originated on the day of Pentecost:  Acts – Chapter 2.

The indisputable evidence was the cloven tongues that appeared upon each person who spoke in tongues and they spoke in tongues other than their own native tongues.  In this instance a miracle occurred:  They spoke in the languages of the people present at the Temple on the day of Pentecost:  Acts 2:3 & 8.

Under the law, washing with water was required.  The Apostle Paul explains to us that Jesus the Messiah is the end of the law. 

Baptism since the day of Pentecost is the ONE baptism with holy spirit by Jesus our Lord.  Once we are baptized with holy spirit we are a member of the Church of His Body – Jesus our Lord:  I Corinthians 12:13.
We also become a child of Almighty God:  Romans 8:15 & 16.

Despite the clarity of John the Baptist, Jesus our Lord and the Apostle Paul that we are baptized with holy spirit since the day of Pentecost, I for one do not understand why the vast majority of fellowships in existence in our day and time insist that Christians are to be baptized with the baptism of John the Baptist which is baptism with water. 

The baptism of John the Baptist was by immersion in water.  It is not water that makes us a child of Almighty God.  The Apostle Paul states Jesus our Lord has anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put holy spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come:  Romans 5:5, II Corinthians 1:18-22.

We are sealed with the guarantee of everlasting life in the future and in this life we are able to live a godly life as we endeavor to walk in the spirit and fellowship with God and Jesus:  Ephesians 1:13 & 14.

 Our spiritual birth of holy spirit gives us spiritual fellowship with God our Father and Jesus our Lord like Adam and Eve had spiritual fellowship with God when they were formed, made and created by God. 

We become a Homo Sapien with a body which is flesh and bones, a soul which consists of blood and oxygen flows to our cells via blood, and a spirit – we have become partakers of the diving nature of God.  Our body is now the temple of the living God and the spirit of Christ – God and Jesus have given us spiritual birth of holy spirit as a gift by grace.  We receive this spiritual birth of holy spirit the moment we believe God has raised Jesus from the dead and confess Jesus is Lord.

We become identified with Jesus.  Our life is now lived in union with God and Jesus.

The Apostle Paul explains that when the people of Israel were baptized with water that they were sanctified, separated out from the Egyptians, and they were identified with Moses.  This baptism by water was instituted by God for the people of Israel:  I Corinthians 10:2.

Now, baptism by holy spirit has been instituted by God for the members of The Church of His Body – Jesus our Lord.  There is neither Jew nor Gentile – WE are all ONE Body united by our spiritual birth of holy spirit.

The Apostles baptized people in the name of Jesus.  This means we receive holy spirit from Jesus by his baptism of the spirit.  When we receive holy spirit – we are sanctified, separated from unbelievers in darkness by being baptized into the ONE Body of The Church of His Body.

We are now identified with Jesus our Lord and are joint-heirs with Jesus Romans 8:17.

We are born again.  We have holy spirit of Jesus from God made available for all mankind since the day of Pentecost.  This gift of spiritual birth of holy spirit is by grace and this spirit is inside us-not outside of us.:  Colossians 1:27.  I will say it again and again that the only spirit outside of us is the ONE True God of Israel whom Jesus said is Spirit.

We are now righteous;  We are now justified; We now have peace with God; We are now sanctified and we are redeemed with the gift of everlasting life and spiritual fellowship with God, Jesus and one another in this life:  I Corinthians 1:30.

When we believe God has raised Jesus from the dead and confess Jesus is Lord – we are literally made a member of The Church of His Body – Jesus our Lord by our spiritual birth of holy spirit by Jesus.  This baptism of holy spirit – not baptism by water – gives us spiritual fellowship with God, Jesus and one another.

We are now righteous before God.  This state of righteousness is given to everyone whom chooses to become a Christian.  We receive this state of being righteous by the grace of God through Jesus our Lord:  It is by the obedience of Jesus in his role as the Messiah to die on the cross at Calvary that we are now by grace righteous:  Romans 5:19 and II Corinthians 5:21.

We as Christians are now born again by spiritual birth of holy spirit and this gift of holy spirit makes us righteous in the eyes of God.  The blood of Jesus our Lord shed on the cross at Calvary cleanses us from all sin.  This includes all our past sin before we became a Christian and all our sin in our day to day life now.

We are now justified before God.  We are given legally a state of justification by the grace of God through the redemption we have by Jesus our Lord.  God has made the blood of Jesus to be a propitiation for us to be justified by legal means required by God.  This redemption has qualified on legal grounds for God to send forth the promise of holy spirit on the day of Pentecost.  I Corinthian 1:30.

The Apostle Paul states God has showed His love for us by giving His only begotten son Jesus to die for us:  Romans 5:8.

The Apostle Paul says we are now justified by the blood of Jesus our Lord:  Romans 5:9.

The light of Acts 2 and the Church Epistles of the Apostle Paul show that the peace Jesus made with God for all mankind allowed the promise of the spirit to be fulfilled on the day of Pentecost.  We are not justified by trying to keep the law.  We are justified by grace because Jesus literally made peace with God for all mankind by his shed blood:  Romans 5:1, 6-9.

We are to endeavor to let the peace of God rule in our hearts:  Colossians 3:12-17.

When we become a Christian we are sanctified.  We are set apart from people in darkness.  Our spiritual birth of holy spirit makes us a member of The Church of His Body – Jesus our Lord.  The Church of His Body is light to a world in darkness.

God masterminded our redemption through Jesus as the Messiah.  God through Jesus has rescued us from the power of darkness and has given us citizenship in heaven with them:  Colossians 1:13.

Jesus as the Messiah gave his life for us, that he might rescue us out from among this present world in darkness and under the influence of the evil one – Dark Angel – according to the will or plan of God our Father:  Galatians 1:4.

We have now citizenship in heaven with God our Father and Jesus our Lord:  Ephesians 2:6.

God has legally circumcised us with His circumcision not by the flesh but by the spirit – by our spiritual birth of holy spirit since the day of Pentecost. 

When Jesus as the Messiah shed his blood on the cross and died at Calvary – we died with him in the old man of the flesh.  We now are able to walk in newness of life with him by our spiritual birth of holy spirit – not by the baptism of John the Baptist by immersion in water.

When Jesus was buried – we were buried with him.  When Jesus was raised from the dead – we as Christians were raised from the dead with him.

When Jesus ascended into heaven to be at the right hand of power – Almighty God – we are now as Christians ascended into heaven with him.

We are rescued now in this life from the power of darkness – from the evil power of Dark Angel by our spiritual birth oif holy spirit.

Glory to God and Jesus forever for the gift by grace of spiritual birth of holy spirit making us Homo Sapiens with a body, soul and spirit like Adam and Eve when God formed, made and created them to have fellowship with mankind.

We as Christians – now neither Jew nor Gentile – are free from the requirement of baptism by water being now baptized in holy spirit.  We are not given everlasting life by the law but by grace through Jesus our Lord.

We are now by grace given spiritual birth of holy spirit and are now ONE body as members of The Church of His Body – Jesus our Lord. 

The Apostle Paul admonishes us to stand fast therefore in the liberty wherein Jesus our Lord has made us free from the penalty of the law – everlasting death – since the day of Pentecost.  He tells us that where the spirit of the Lord is there is liberty.

Jesus our Lord sacrificed his life to ratify and mediate the New Covenant with his blood which cleanses us from all sin. 

The Apostle Paul states God has rescued us from Dark Angel – the power of darkness which is evil.  We are now members of The Church of His Body – Jesus our Lord and are now a member of the family of God.  We are now actually citizens of heaven:  Colossians 1:13.

The word “translated” from the Sanskrit in English means “citizenship”.  We are now citizens of heaven with God and Jesus.

Let us show our love for God and Jesus and endeavor to walk in the spirit by the light of our spiritual birth of holy spirit since the day of Pentecost.  Galatians 5:6 and Colossians 2:6 & 7.

The Apostle Paul also gave another commandment concerning our spiritual birth of holy spirit.  He states we are to endeavor to keep the unity of our fellowship in the spirit in the bond of peace. 

Let us show our love for one another and endeavor to keep unity of fellowship of holy spirit by the light of our spiritual birth of holy spirit since the day of Pentecost.

We have looked at Adam and Eve – the first humans recorded to have holy spirit within them – given to them by God.

Let us now look at the first humans to receive holy spirit within them by spiritual birth of holy spirit since Adam & Eve.

It is evident from the creation of Adam and Eve as people with body, soul and holy spirit that the heart of God is to have fellowship with Homo Sapiens. 

Adam and Eve lost their direct fellowship with God through disobedience.  Wordlight research reveals that since the Garden of Eden, God communicated with man through His angels, even spoke to one man via a donkey, put writing on the wall, and put His holy spirit upon men who were faithful to the light of God by oral communication and written scripture.

  The Apostle Peter explained to the people present at the Temple in Jerusalem what was the big event that they just experienced that particular day of Pentecost.

The Judeans of Israel present at the Temple heard the Galileans speak “the wonderful works of God” by speaking in tongues to them in their own languages-which was quite a few languages from around the world.

The Apostle Peter stated to them present “that God has made Jesus whom was crucified both Lord and Christ – both the Messiah of Mankind and Lord of the Cosmos:  Acts 2:36.

The Apostle Peter told those whom believed his message about Jesus:
“Repent, and be baptized in the name of Jesus for the remission of sins”.

John the Baptist told the people who came to hear him to repent and he baptized his converts in the river Jordan by immersion in water.
We know the Judean law required circumcision of the flesh, baptism by water and an animal sacrifice.  While the person was being baptized the great commandments of the law were recited to them.  A benediction was pronounced once the person promised to keep the laws.
After the benediction, the person was baptized by total immersion in water.  The Greek used the word baptize to mean to immerse or dip.  Children as a baby are not immersed but are touched on the forehead with a dip of water.  We should still dedicate our children to God and Jesus like Mary and Joseph dedicated Jesus to God @ The Temple when he was born.

The Apostle Peter informed the people present that day that Jesus our Lord had received the promised spirit and has now poured out the gift of holy spirit:  Acts 2:33.

The Apostle Peter in that statement made a definite connection of receiving holy spirit with washing or water baptism by painting the picture of Jesus pouring out the gift of holy spirit to mankind.

The Apostle Peter told the people to “Repent”.  This is simply to ask for forgiveness.  The people present were devout Jews whom realized they had the blood of Jesus on their hands just like Pontius Pilate. Peter then stated:  “Be baptized in the name of Jesus for the remission of sins”.

Baptism by immersion in water represented ceremonial cleanness.  Note that on the day of Pentecost no one had to make an animal sacrifice.  The Apostle Paul explains that Jesus is the sacrifice that is the Atonement for sin for all mankind.

Jesus our Lord revealed to the Apostle Paul by revelation by holy spirit what happened on the day of Pentecost.  We were all baptized by ONE spirit into ONE body – and we were all given ONE spirit:  I Corinthians 12:13.

The Apostle Paul explains that our baptism of holy spirit is a spiritual circumcision:  Colossians 2:11 & 12.  We learn from the Apostle Paul in Romans 10:9&10 that we are saved – born again of holy spirit by spiritual birth of holy spirit which is inside of us from Jesus.  This holy spirit each us receive did not exist before we received holy spirit from Jesus our Lord.  We receive holy spirit when we believe God has raised Jesus from the dead and confess Jesus is Lord – The Messiah of Mankind, Lord of the Cosmos & the Head of The Church of His Body since the day of Pentecost.

According to the Apostle Peter on the day of Pentecost our spiritual birth of holy spirit by baptism by Jesus our Lord is to receive {Lambano} or manifest in the senses realm the inner presence of holy spirit.

The Apostle Peter had just witnessed the promised spirit had been poured out to those who had been waiting for the promise of the Father.
The evidence of receiving holy spirit was the manifestation of holy spirit in the senses realm by speaking in tongues. 

The Apostle Paul tells us we are to be filled with holy spirit.  Ephesians 5:18.  When we are filled with holy spirit we Pheroo.  Pleroo of holy spirit is to manifest holy spirit – an overflowing of holy spirit into manifestation in the natural realm of holy spirit within us. 

When we are born again by spiritual birth we receive the divine nature of God referred to as holy spirit – the spirit of promise that was poured out on the day of Pentecost. 

This spirit of promise is the spirit of truth – the spirit of Jesus the Messiah – the spirit of God – the spirit of sonship – and the new man.

The Apostle Paul says we are complete in Christ.  We are filled to capacity inside of us with holy spirit when we first receive holy spirit.  There are 9 manifestations and 9 fruit of holy spirit.  Each of us born of holy spirit have all 18. 

God and Jesus are always with us due to our spiritual birth of holy spirit that has been poured out on mankind since the day of Pentecost.
The Apostle Pauls states that nothing can separate us from the love of God and Jesus. 

Let us endeavor to walk in the spirit by the light of our spiritual birth of holy spirit and endeavor to keep unity of fellowship in the bond of peace by endeavoring to be filled – overflowing into manifestation in the senses realm – with the indwelling holy spirit which is within us – not outside of us.

The only spirit outside of us is the ONE True God – to whom be glory forever and ever for establishing spiritual fellowship which He planned from before the foundation of the world.  Ephesians 1:3-5.

Yours in the Bonds of Fellowship

James R Cathey, Ph D, Ordained Minister of Jesus our Lord since 1975
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Greetings in the love of the ONE True God of Israel our Father, Jesus our Lord of the Cosmos and the bonds of spiritual fellowship we have by our spiritual birth of holy spirit : This holy spirit administered to us by Jesus our Lord is the love of The ONE True God whom is Spirit IN OUR Heart Romans 5:5 I have been an Ordained Minister since 1975 of Jesus our Lord of the Cosmos who is the leader of The Church of His Body - America and the World Made it to college in 1968 - married and entered the military in 1972 - have 2 girls and 2 boys in that order - have 5 grand children - 3 boys and 2 girls - live in SE FL - will let you know when I am in NY - love walking on the beach and listening to the surf - - Love riding my bicycle - love jazz - rock-n-roll and @ Heart-Country - Love live theater - movies and movie stars and by association - Hollywood CA USA - My Heart belongs to only ONE woman on the face of the earth - I am Married since 2016 - I am loyal - Faithful and endeavor to walk in the spirit - I am into heart to heart - Heart to Heart with the ONE True God our Father and His son Jesus our Lord - and one another In the course of my ministry I have counseled the grieving, those bereaving lost ones, ministered healing and God gave a gift of healing to a number of those to whom I ministered healing I am trained in organizational management - conflict resolution -addiction counseling - Biblical & Spiritual Counseling & Ph D in Systematic Theology which includes Israelology, Churchology, Covenant Theology & Dispensational Theology Yours in the Bonds of Fellowship James R Cathey, ThD PhD, Ordained Minister of Jesus our Lord since 1975 Ordained by a Prophet of Jesus in the presence of many witnesses I have put the light of THE FAITH online @ http://wlf1989.org/1.html
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