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Title
   Lecture on Genesis Ver.2(30) - The Seed of Life (2)    
Speaker
   Rev. Jaerock Lee
Bible
   Genesis 2:7, 1 John 3:9
Date
   2010-04-16



Scripture

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.

Before a man is given the Holy Spirit, the seed of life remains as if it were dead, and thus the spirit inside the heart remains still with no strength at all.
Instead, the soul governs the heart, and the body moves according to the desire set to the flesh.
However, there is a being that can control the soul of a man.
It is Satan.
Satan is the heart of Lucifer, and when it controls the heart of a man, it makes him think in evil ways, not in good ways.
It doesn't motivate him to forgive or love others.
It rather incites him to hate and have ill feelings against others; it makes him envy, judge, and condemn others.
Once a man is incited by Satan as it is, the devil begins to work and instigate him to put the evil idea into action.
Then not being able to control his feelings an individual criticizes others, calls others bad names, or uses violence against them.
According to the desire set to the flesh, he leads an intemperate life or a life of debauchery.
This is the way a man lives his life because his spirit has no strength as the seed of life doesn't sprout.
Since his spirit doesn't work, his soul has become the master.
And his soul was incited by Satan which is a spiritual being of darkness.
Those who don't receive the Holy Spirit think that it is they themselves that judge and makes decisions. But they are confused and mistaken.
They don't realize that they are being craftily incited by Satan.
However, once the Holy Spirit comes and the seed of life sprouts, the situation changes.
The sprit which has remained still as if it were dead comes to life, and the work of life begins.
Now, this spirit is controlled by the Holy Spirit.
Since the Holy Spirit is the spirit of truth, He leads you to the truth.
If there is a man you cannot easily forgive, the Holy Spirit reminds you of the forgiveness and love of the Lord so that you can eventually forgive the man.
As you obey the supervision of the Holy Spirit and forgive the man, the spiritual love will come into your heart, and your spirit will grow up all the more to that extent.
Say, you have become a man who can keep a certain promise or a commandment even in a situation when it's really difficult to keep it.
Then, the changing and sly heart will disappear, and the spirit will grow up to the extent the heart will become more true and sincere.
In other words, to the extent you obey the word of God as the Holy Spirit governs, the spirit inside your heart will grow up actively.
As the spirit grows up like this and evil disappears from within your heart, then your heart is called to become the heart of the spirit.
Furthermore, if your heart is entirely filled with goodness and love, your heart becomes the heart of whole spirit.
A man whose heart becomes a heart of spirit or of whole spirit in this way, becomes a being of the spiritual dimension even though he lives in the fleshly world.
Since his mind is controlled by the spirit, any fleshly idea hits upon him in any situation.
He only thinks in goodness and truth.
In addition, he doesn't have any doubt about the work of God.
And his flesh doesn't ride the fleshly flow, but it is controlled in the dimension of the spirit.
Let me tell you the reason.
As the heart becomes the heart of spirit, the size of the spirit (spiritually)becomes big enough to cover the entire nucleus of the cell that is the focal thing of his body.
The size of the spirit for a man of whole spirit is a lot bigger than the nucleus, it is more than enough to cover the nucleus.

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ.
Once the spirit covers the nucleus that is the most central focal core of the body, what will happen next?
The control of all the body functions will be governed not in the fleshly dimension but in the spiritual dimension.
I said earlier that those who live in the Garden of Eden are controlled by the breath of life, which is the original power of God even from the moment of their conception.
Therefore, all the newly born babies are healthy, and they grow up well to have the most beautiful and handsome outlook.
And they grow up just to pass the age of a young man, and they don't get older any longer, but maintain their status.
It is possible because the Garden of Eden is a spiritual place, and the people in the Garden of Eden are all living beings.

Now, even those who live on this earth also ride on the spiritual flow from the moment they have the heart of spirit.
The control of all the body functions is managed in the spiritual dimension.
Let me introduce some such phenomena when the body is controlled in the spiritual dimension.
First, all the organs of the body begin to function normally.
For example, suppose a man has a stomach that does not function well and is a problem.
He doesn't digest his food well, and it causes him difficulties all the time.
As he lives by the word of God and cultivates his heart in to the spirit, his stomach will begin to function well and he may not even be aware of it.
It applies to other parts of his body as well.
Since the control of his body is managed in the spiritual dimension, he can maintain the best condition.
Even if he doesn't sleep well, he can easily overcome any possible fatigue.
What happens when the control of the body is managed in the fleshly dimension?
If he doesn't sleep well even for a day, his eyes become sore, and his body feels heavy.
Since his body isn't metabolizing food in a healthy manner he loses ability to concentrate and desire to work well leaves him.
That's why it is said in the world that 'good sleep is a good medicine', and that 'sound sleep promises sound body'.
However, if the control of the body is managed in the spiritual dimension, even if the sleeping hours are short, he can maintain good mental and physical condition.
The worldly people say you need at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep a day.
However, once you come into the spirit, just two to three hour sleeping will do.
Why isn't it possible not to sleep at all? Why is it that you should sleep at least 2 to 3 hours?
The reason is because you are living the fleshly world.
If you go to Heaven later, you don't need to sleep eternally because Heaven is a spiritual space.
Even if you accomplish the heart of spirit, however, as long as you live in this fleshly world, you cannot ignore the justice of the fleshly world.
In my case, it doesn't bother me much even if I don't sleep for a couple of days.
However, if I don't sleep for too long, it seems that I cannot think of proper words as quickly as normally possible.
Well, if I sleep for about an hour or two, I can soon recover and become normal.
Once the control of the body is managed in the spiritual dimension, you can stay healthy as you eat just the necessary amount of food.
The fleshly people eat meat and look for wholesome food from time to time to stay healthy.
Chances are, however, that even some people who eat so-called healthy food will become sick.
Even those who have been healthy become sick instantly.
No matter how strong they are in a fleshly sense, they cannot protect themselves from all diseases.
Once the control of the body is managed in the spiritual dimension, however, you can maintain your health even if you take in just basic food.
It is written in Mark 1:6 that John the Baptist, who prepared the way for the Lord, ate "locusts and wild honey."
Until his day came, John the Baptist had remained in the wilderness and prepared for his future ministry.
Since it was difficult to find good food in the wilderness, he ate locusts and honey, but he was healthy.
What about Daniel and his three friends?
As they were captive to Babylon, and lived in a palace, they were put into a situation that they were supposed to have eaten the king's choice food and drank the wine.
For fear they should eat food that had been the sacrifice to idols or food God prohibits them from eating, Daniel asked the overseer to allow them to eat only vegetables and to drink water.
The overseer listened to him to test them and to make a decision according to the result.
Daniel 1:15-16 says, "At the end of ten days their appearance seemed better and they were fatter than all the youths who had been eating the king's choice food. So the overseer continued to withhold their choice food and the wine they were to drink, and kept giving them vegetables."
Likewise, if the control of the body is managed in the spiritual dimension, even if you eat only vegetables, you can be healthy.
You don't actually seek for wholesome food.
However, even the man of spirit should not violate the order of the flesh.
Since the man of spirit has the ability to control himself, he doesn't overeat no matter how delicious a food may be.
But still, if he doesn't eat for too long a period of time, chances are that his body may become weakened.
We can live without eating in Heaven, but in this fleshly space, we should take the minimum amount of nutrients.
Especially, when you enter into long-term fasting such as 21 days and 40 days, God provides you with the breath of life of Heaven so that you can survive.
In addition, if you eat proper recovery meals, your body can recover just in a few days.
Secondly, if the control of the body is managed in the spiritual dimension, germs and viruses cannot enter into you.
Even if a germ or a virus does manage to get into your body, it doesn't harm you.
Speaking metaphorically, it is like when a foreign substance is put into a burning furnace, it immediately burns or melts, and disappears.
Likewise, the body of the man of spirit or of whole spirit is surrounded by the power of God, and thus no diseases can slip into such a body.
1 John 5:18 says, "We know that no one who is born of God sins; but He who was born of God keeps him, and the evil one does not touch him."
From the moment I accepted the Lord till now, I've never caught cold.
When I was a layperson, there was a time when I felt like I was catching cold.
But then, the cold went right away as I prayed by faith.
Likewise, germs and viruses cannot enter into the body of the man of spirit or of whole spirit.
In addition, the man of whole spirit is not harmed even if he drinks poison.
Of course, it is the case when he doesn't drink it willfully but against his will, or when he takes it mistakenly.
For instance, there is an incident in Acts Chapter 28 that a viper "fastened itself on the hand of Apostle Paul."
The natives who knew about the viper expected Apostle Paul was "about to swell up or suddenly fall down dead."
But nothing happened to Apostle Paul.
Without my knowledge I once happened to eat food that spoiled.
If it had happened to a normal man, he might have suffered from food poisoning or had significant stomach problems.
However, when something that is not good for my body comes into my body, I immediately eliminate it, and there is nothing wrong with my body.
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ.
Once the control of the body is managed in the spiritual dimension, third, you will not get old, but you may also even get your youth back.
From the moment you accomplish the heart of spirit, and as soon as the spirit covers the cells' nuclei, the aging of body doesn't take place.
Therefore, it is better to enter the spirit when you are young than to enter the spirit in your 40's or 50's, isn't it?
Even if you are old already now, you don't need to worry at all.
It is because you can recover your youth when you enter the stage of the whole spirit.
I hope that you can correctly understand what it is to recover your youth back in this lecture.
It doesn't mean that your outer physical appearance will become that of a 20 year-old when you recover your youth back when you are in your 60's.
You may look much younger; maybe as though you are in your 40's or 50's as a 60 year-old.
But still, all parts of your body reach the perfect status.
For example, even the forefathers of faith who accomplished the whole spirit didn't have the appearance of a young man when you see them with your spiritual eyes.
They may have gray hair, or they may have a long grey beard, but they do have an imposing look about them.
Moreover, even though the Prophet Elijah and Apostle Paul had lots of hair when they were young, they became bald as they got older!
Baldness is not a disease, but a genetic trait.
It is the same as whether you may have double fold in the eye lids or not.
It is not that your appearance becomes that of a young man in his 20's even when you recover your youth back in your 60's. But still each part of your body functions better.
For example, it is said that presbyopia (nearsightedness) naturally comes with aging.
A person should be able to put a certain distance between the object and their eyes and focus , but with nearsightedness the ability to focus on an object at a close distance deceases.
However, this nearsightedness doesn't affect the vision of the man of whole spirit at all.
For example, Deuteronomy 34:7 says, "Although Moses was one hundred and twenty years old when he died, his eye was not dim, nor his vigor abated."
Moses was called by God at the age of 80 to lead the Israelites out of Egypt in the Exodus, and then they spent 40 years in the wilderness.
Since he was the head of 2 million, he couldn't find a day to take a rest.
But surely Deuteronomy 34:7 says, ""Although Moses was one hundred and twenty years old when he died, his eye was not dim, nor his vigor abated."
Even at the age of 120, Moses was not affected by nearsighted presbyopia and he was actually rather healthy.
The reason can be found in Number 12:3.
God Himself said, "Now the man Moses was very humble, more than any man who was on the face of the earth."
In other words, Moses' body was controlled in the dimension of spirit since he entered the whole spirit.
Now, why is it that aging of body doesn't take place as the spirit covers the cell nuclei which control the body functions?
For your reference, I am going to tell you the phenomena that happen in the cell nucleus.
I said that inside the cell nucleus of a man is a chromosome that contains all his genetic information.
This chromosome has its end cut off as it continues cell division.
This end part of a chromosome is called 'telomere.'
Generally, as all the normal cells of a human body go through cell division 50 to 100 times, the telomere is all cut off.
Then the cell can no longer accomplish cell division, then it gets old and eventually dies.
There is a disorder called progeria which is a genetic condition wherein symptoms of aging are manifested at an early age. The lifespan of a man suffering from progeria averages about 12 years and 8 months.
Those born with progeria have short telomere by nature.
And so, we can see the length of telomere is intimately related to aging or lifespan.

The world's first cloned sheep, Dolly, became old more quickly than other sheep born normally.
Dolly was cloned from a somatic cell of a six year-old sheep.
Therefore, Dolly was born with the chromosome of the six-year-old sheep.
Since the telomere of Dolly's chromosome was shorter than that of other sheep, its lifespan was also shorter.
By the way, among the cells in our body, there are cells that do constant cell division.
For example, hair, finger nails and toe nails keep on growing even when you are old.
In addition, cancer cells don't die, but they maintain cell division.
The common characteristic of these cells is that the end of their chromosome doesn't get shorter.
It is possible because these cells create an enzyme that helps the cells recover from the shortened telomere.
It is called enzyme telomerase.
Therefore, if you want to be healed of a form of cancer, all you have to do is prevent the cancel cell from generating this enzyme, telomerase.
On the other hand, if you want anti-aging, you can do it by generating a proper amount of this enzyme.

Some scientists were awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery of telomere and telomerase that can be a key to anti-aging and cancer-cure.
Based on this study, an anti-cancer medicine was developed, but it shows bad after-effect along with good effects.
Even though the medicine is injected to target specific cells which have active cell division like a cancer cell, it kills not only those cancer cells, but also the cells that create hair, finger nails and toe nails as well.
That's why those patients who receive treatments for cancer show the side effects of losing hair, finger nails and toe nails.
However, if God works, the light of His power precisely works only on the cancer cell.
If a cancer cell is prevented from creating telomerase, the cancer will naturally die.
Moreover, if those aging cells are forced to created telomerase properly, it may prevent aging.
As you get old, you come to have wrinkles over your face, and your skin loses its elasticity.
However, once you come into the spirit, wrinkles will not appear any longer.
If you come into the whole spirit, fine wrinkles may disappear.
The cells that form your skin become active so that your skin becomes softer and more elastic.
I said that you will not only no longer become aged, but you may also recover your youthfulness once you come into the whole spirit.

 
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