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Title Lecture on Genesis(29)
Preacher Pastor Emeritus Jaerock Lee Bible Genesis 2:7, 1 John 3:9 Date 2010.04.09

Genesis 2:7
[7] Then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.

1 John 3:9
[9] No one who is born of God practices sin, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ.

This is 29th Lecture on Genesis.
Starting from today, I'm going to tell you about the "seed of life" that God puts into a man.
It is supposed to be explained when we get to the part in Genesis where God created man.
Since it is beneficial to you when applied to your everyday life, I present the explanation at this time.
I pray in the name of the Lord, Jesus Christ, that you may always live a healthy, active and blessed life in all things through this message.
Genesis 2:7 says, "Then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being."
This verse describes the scene when God the Father created the first man, Adam.
Let me briefly explain the process.
As God formed each part of a man of dust from the ground, the mass of dust turned into a man's body.

It was possible because the original light continually came out from the hands of God as He formed man from the dust.
As He formed the head from dust, the head was not a clump of dust any more, but it was an intact head.
Also, as He formed the torso of dust, the torso became a whole torso of man.
It was the same with other parts of man's body.
Therefore, before God put the breath of life into him, except the fact that he didn't have life In him yet, Adam already had the completed form of a man.
Figuratively speaking, it is like a body after the spirit and soul have left it.
Then, God breathed into Adam's nostrils the "breath of life," he became "a living being."
His heart began pumping, blood started circulating, and all the cells in his body came to life and started to function.
His brain began working. He could see and hear, and he could also move his hands and feet.
Now, what is this "breath of life" that God breathed into Adam's nostrils?
You can find the function of this "breath of life" in Ezekiel Chapter 37.
Though it was seen in a vision, its spiritual principle is the same.
God put sinews on dry bones, made flesh grow back on them, and covered them with skin.
And as when God 'put breath' in them, the dry bones 'came alive.'
This 'breath of life' also was what worked when the two witnesses (in Revelations) died in martyrdom during the 7 Year Great Tribulation and came back to life.
Revelation 11:11 says, "But after the three and a half days, the breath of life from God came into them, and they stood on their feet; and great fear fell upon those who were watching them."
As you can see, the "breath of life" is fundamental in bring about a work of life.
Then, what is this "breath of life"?
I explained before that God the Origin existed in the original space as in the form of light containing the sound - or voice.
For human cultivation, He cohered at the vertex of the spiritual realm, and divided Himself into God the Trinity.
From the one original light, 2 more lights came out; He became 3 lights in total, and each light put on a certain form.
In this way God (the Origin) became God the Trinity.
Even though God the Trinity put certain forms, the base is still the original light containing the sound.
This original light contains infinite power and wisdom.
This power of God that is contained in this original light works as the 'breath of life.'

Dear brothers and sisters.
In a previous lecture, I told you that God put all the genetic information into the DNA in the nucleus of a cell.
I also compared the DNA in a nucleus with the production of an automated factory.
Once you turn on the switch of the factory, the automated production lines in the factory produce the products.
The fact that God formed Adam of dust from the ground was like constructing an automated production facility, called "a human body."
And the act of God breathing the breath of life into him was like turning on the switch.
If it is electricity that gives a 'life' to a machine, it is the 'breath of life' that gives a life to a human body.

God had created Adam from dust and the power of God was put into the nucleus of the cells which is the focus of life in the body of Adam. As the breath of life which is the fundamental power of God went into Adam, he came to life and began moving.
God called this Adam, into whom God put the breath of life, "a living being.'
Even though he had a fleshly body made from dust, the fundamental power of God was given to him, and so he was an immortal spiritual being.
God led Adam, a living being, into the Garden of Eden in the Second Heaven which belongs to the spiritual world.
According to the word of God, Adam became fruitful and multiplied.
In other words, he gave birth to many children.
The breath of life that God breathed into Adam was automatically inherited by Adam's descendants whom Adam gave birth to in the Garden of Eden.
Therefore, all the descendants of Adam who live in the Garden of Eden are living beings.
Since Adam's descendants who are in the Garden of Eden are all living beings, they are affected by the breath of life in all the course of their lives.
As their body parts develop and grow up, the nucleuses that generate each part of their body produce only the best thanks to the breath of life.
There is no such a thing as a mistake in cell division and a resulting genetic problem.
Thus in the Garden of Eden, there are no genetic deformity when a child is born in the Garden of Eden not to mention a baby with any infirmity. Only healthy children are born.
In addition, since they are under the influence of the breath of life, they grow up well and they are healthy.
Therefore, men in the Garden of Eden are all tall and good looking; they are all attractive and handsome.
Men have a strong frame. As adults they are at least 175 centimeters tall (just over 6ft 4in).
Women are a little shorter than men.
Both men and women have milky white skin, and their hair is golden blonde.
The men's hair grows to the nape of the neck, and the women's hair grows up to double the length of that of a man's.
Once the hair grows to this length, it stops growing and its length remains the same.
Men don't grow mustaches or beards.
Their skin and hair shine; they have a perfect look from head to toe; their look is faultless.
At the first glance, they all might seem alike.
Of course, individual difference does exist among them, but still all of them have the best of all traits.
The men in the Garden of Eden grow until they just pass the age of a young man.
Then, they stop growing at a certain point; after this point, their body doesn't get old; they keep their status as they are at that certain point.
It is possible because the original power of God has the control over the nucleus that, fundamentally, adjusts the body.
However, the situation changed after Adam and Eve committed sin.
God recalled the breath of life from Adam and Eve, and sent them to this earth that belongs to the First Heaven.
As Adam and Eve came to this earth, they had just a little bit of breath of life left; only a faint trace of it was left.
It, then, remained inside the nucleus which is the most focal and central figure of the body as in the form of a small seed.

This is the "Seed of Life."
Thanks to this seed of life that remained, Adam and Even didn't forget, but remembered the life in the Garden of Eden. For this reason they could seek and believe in God.
However, according to the flow of the flesh, they became old.
After they came down to this earth, they lived 930 years, and eventually their flesh came to see death.
If they had continued to live in the Garden of Eden, thanks to the breath of life they wouldn't have become old and they wouldn't have died.
However, since most of the breath of life was withdrawn, as they lived according to the fleshly flow in the fleshly space, they became old and eventually died.
Yet still, the life of 930 years on this earth was very long compared to the life span of today.
Generally, the lifespan of a man was very long before the Flood of Noah.
The reason was that the original light that God surrounded the earth with on the first day of Creation still remained until the day of Noah's Flood.
In addition, evil didn't prevail in the beginning of human cultivation, and the people's hearts were relatively good.
Therefore, even though they became old, the speed of aging was far slower than that of today.
Dear brothers and sisters.
I explained that the breath of life was naturally inherited by the descendants of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.
However, the descendants to whom Adam and Eve gave birth on this earth do not inherit the seed of life from their parents.
For this reason, God gives the spirit to a baby in the sixth month of its conception.
He puts the seed of life into the spirit, and puts it into the nucleus of the cell that is the most focalized point in the body.
With spiritual eyes open, bluish light glows from inside this seed of life.
Ecclesiastes 3:11 says, "He has made everything appropriate in its time He has also set eternity in their heart, yet so that man will not find out the work which God has done from the beginning even to the end."
It says "God has set eternity in their heart," and this is the function of the seed of life that God puts into all men.
Since people receive the spirit where the seed of life is contained, unlike animals, they can vaguely feel the existence of afterlife.
They seek for God, the absolute being; they also long for Heaven.
Unless they meet God, however, the seed of life remains as a seed, and they don't see any work of life.
Also in a physical and fleshly sense, if a seed of a grain, fruit, or flower doesn't sprout, it just remains as a seed as if it were dead.
No matter how long the years are that pass by, if a proper environment is not set, it just remains as a seed as if it were dead.
Chances are that it might even remain as a seed for thousands of years.
Once the environment is properly set, the seed sprouts and grows up.
However, not all the seeds sprout.
According to their kinds, their lifespan is different; once the period passes by, they die.
Even if the lifespan doesn't reach its end, chances are that their vitality may disappear due to external causes.
No matter how good the environment is that is set, they don't sprout.
Those who farm in the field may know this.
Even if you put many rice seeds in water, not all of them sprout.
It is generally known that the lifespan of rice crop seed is only 2 to 3 years.
Therefore, if you put 4 or 5 year old rice seed into water, it will not sprout.
In order for rice seed to sprout, proper amount of water, temperature, and air must also be provided.
By the same token, for a 'seed of life' that God plants into a man to sprout, a proper spiritual environment must exist.
Even though all the men are born with the seed of life, some of them see death without bringing about the sprouting of the seed, but others make the seed sprout at a certain point.
Also, there are some whose seed sprouts but soon stops growing, and there are others whose seed grows up to a full measure. These cases vary depending on their effort and the spiritual environment in which each of them are put.
Now, what is the good environment where the seed of life can sprout and grow up?
I said that God takes a small part from the original light that contains the power of God and plants it.
Therefore, the original attributes of the seed of life are "spirit, goodness, truth, and light."
Therefore, as the heart of a man is good, it provides for a fertile environment where the seed of life can sprout.
For the seed of life to sprout is eventually to be born again by the Holy Spirit.
However, in order to be born again by the Holy Spirit, a man should accept Jesus Christ as the Savior first and be forgiven of sin.
To the extent that his heart is good, he can easily believe and accept Jesus Christ.
It is because the providence of the cross of Jesus Christ itself is the core of goodness and love.

Jesus, who existed in the form of God, came down to this earth in the flesh to save sinners.
Even though Jesus was sinless, He was hung on the wood as a person who was cursed, and He didn't spare anything for us, but even shed all His blood.
If a person truly has even a little bit of goodness left in his heart, he can be touched by the goodness and love of Jesus who completely sacrificed Himself.
And he can accept the Lord Jesus as his Savior.
Then, he can be forgiven of his sin by the precious blood that Jesus shed.
God the Father sends the Holy Spirit as a gift to such people like him.
It is just as written in Acts 2:38, which reads, "Peter said to them, "Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.""
The Holy Spirit, who comes down this way, makes the seed of life sprout.
Then, the seed of life, which has remained still as if it were dead and covered under a thick shell, comes to be transformed to life.
Regarding this, Jesus said in John 3:6, "... that which is born of the Spirit is spirit."
Now, how could the seed of life wake up in the days of the Old Testament before the Holy Spirit came?
In the days of the Old Testament, people could be saved by the acts abiding by the Law.
It was when they could be considered righteous if they only kept the word of God by deeds.
Likewise, if someone kept the word of God and practiced it, God considered him righteous, and caused the seed of life to awaken.
And so, even though Enoch, Elijah, Moses, and Abraham were the people in the days of the Old Testament, they could enter the whole spirit.
In the days of the New Testament, people can be forgiven of their sin by the precious blood of Jesus and become righteous, and the Holy Spirit can come into their hearts.
As the Holy Spirit enters into their hearts, He awakens the seed of life.
On the other hand, in the days of the Old Testament, God awakened the seed of life from the outside of a man who was considered righteous by his Law-abiding acts.
There are also people who can receive salvation through Judgment of Conscience if they have not had the opportunity to hear the Gospel.
Such people's conscience is full of goodness.
It's not necessarily true that a good conscience is the spiritual heart. However, the good conscience can become a proper ground where the God-given spirit can work.
Despite the days, whether it is the days of the Old Testament or of the New Testament, in order for the seed of life to work, the heart has to have a sufficient amount of goodness and truth.
However, multiple elements are mixed in the heart of a man.
The constituents of the heart are different for each individual person. There may be goodness, evil, and other parent-inherited elements in the heart.
By the way, everyone has freewill.
If a person sees, hears, and puts only the goodness into himself, his heart can be full of goodness, but if he sees, hears, and puts evil things in his heart then his heart becomes evil to that extent of the input.
Therefore, no one can make an excuse, saying, "I didn't meet God because I was born with a bad heart field."

Dear brothers and sisters.
Once the seed of life sprouts, then it should grow.
Once a plant sprouts, it must be provided with water and sunshine to grow.
Likewise, the seed of life must also be provided with spiritual water and light once it sprouts through the Holy Spirit.
In other words, the owner of the seed of life should make bread from the word of God so that his spirit can be nourished and grow.
I said earlier that God puts the spirit into the seed of life. He plants into the nucleus of the cell which is the most central focal core of a man's body.
As the seed of life wares up to begin the work of life, the spirit that covers the seed of life begins to grow up.
By the way, a seed of a plant dies when it's not provided with water, doesn't it?
Likewise, the seed of life not only stops growing up, but also it cannot maintain its life if it is not provided with the spiritual water.
And thus Jesus said in John 6:53, ""Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in yourselves."
What is it to eat the flesh of the Son of man and to drink His blood in a spiritual sense?
It is to put the word of God, which is spiritual water, into the heart, and to walk in the light.
As the spiritual water and the light come into the heart, the spirit inside the heart can grow.
Now, 1 John 3:9 says, "No one who is born of God practices sin, because His seed abides in him."
It mentions that those "who are born of God," in other words, those "who received salvation through Jesus Christ" will not practice sin in his way of life, because "the seed of God" is inside them.
Once the seed of life which is given by God wakes up, its life can be maintained only when the word of God, which is again the spiritual water, is provided.
If they practice sin all over again, even the sin that cannot be forgiven, it is just as though to killing the seed that has sprouted.
For example, if you put a plant which has been growing up well into a dark room, and don't water it, it will eventually die, won't it?
By the same token, even after you received the Holy Spirit once, if you willfully commit sin, eventually that life will be lost again.
And thus Jesus said in Matthew 7:21, "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of Heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in Heaven will enter."

2010-04-12 Posted
2010-05-10 Updated

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