Life Out of Death
We are not sinners by choice; we were born sinners. We were made so unwillingly: “For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of Yahweh. For we know that the whole creation groans and travails in pain together until now. And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body,” Romans 8:20-23.
Sin is a condition that prevails in the absence of life. If we have not been made alive in Christ we are yet in the death realm of Adam. We are in death even when we try to be good. Adam’s death was the result of his choice of words, which produced an effect. Yahweh did not kill Adam; he clothed him. But animal skin clothing did not give him life. His need was life, and life could only come to him through the living or spoken Word—but that was the one thing Adam did not want from Yahweh.
If we reject the revealed Word of Yahweh, we are rejecting the Life of Yahweh that is in the Word; the result is death. If there is no Spirit-life in the mind, it deteriorates and we starve the spiritual man. The wages of sin is death. To be carnal minded is death. Spiritual death caused Adam’s natural death, and he could not reproduce life while he was in a state of carnal mindedness. The Word is Spirit and if we do not retain the Word of Truth, we do not retain life.
What is death? To be carnal minded is death. “For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace,” Romans 8:6.
The symptoms of carnality are division, envy, and strife (1 Cor. 3:3). If we wish to mortify the deeds (works) of the flesh, we must, through the Spirit, mortify the flesh (carnality). See Romans 8:13 and Colossians 3:5.
In studying Romans 8:10-13, you will find the two conditions spoken of. One is where our spirit has been made alive, while our flesh is yet in a realm of death, but the other is a condition in the Spirit where our spirit is not only quickened, but our mortal body is also made alive by the Spirit. The law brings us to Christ (the door) by revealing Yahweh’s principle, but it only reveals our weakness and death; it cannot give life.
Adam knew good and bad, but he did not have the power to produce righteousness, nor did he possess power to reject evil. He was in death. He would need Life before he could live on the Life-realm (Spirit-realm).
Had Adam chosen life, he would have had the knowledge of good and evil and at the same time, he would have been able to live in the Spirit of righteousness. Yet while he was in the carnal (natural) realm, he could not meet the law of the Spirit-realm. He looked into the perfect law of righteousness and the knowledge slew him through condemnation.
“Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin,” James 4:17.
Yasha became the needed donor— he possessed life; it was his and no one could take it from him. He had to willfully lay down his flesh body to dwell in ours. The life he gives us is eternal; there is no death in him.
The Kinsman Redeemer
“If brethren dwell together, and one of them die, and have no child, the wife of the dead shall not marry without unto a stranger: her husband’s brother shall go in unto her, and take her to him to wife, and perform the duty of an husband’s brother unto her,” Deuteronomy 26:5.
Adam was dead without seed. Yasha came into the death realm, unto Adam’s house, and raised up seed to the dead. This truth must be revealed by Spirit.
We must receive the Life (Word) here in this death realm, for we cannot be transferred to a more favorable condition or atmosphere without it. We see death all around us; it is hard to accept Life here. We receive and accept the promised Seed of Life (Word) before we experience it, just as Abraham received the promise while he was yet uncircumcised.
We must believe the testimony of the two faithful witnesses: Spirit and Word (cloud and fire).
Overcoming, or son-placing, is full redemption. The body is redeemed and there is no more remembrance of sin.
“Whosoever is born of Yahweh doth not commit sin; for his seed remains in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of Yahweh,” I John 3:9.
We are created in Christ—the anointed Word. Sonship and the manifestation of the son are the same. The appearing of the manifested sons will be the materialization of the Living Word—Spirit of Truth.