Main reference: Jer 31:27
The main reference is the word which God prophesied to Jeremiah, the son of Hilkiah, roughly 2,600 years ago. He promised to sow the seed of man and the seed of animals. About 600 years after it was promised, God came to Jesus and sowed seed (Mt 13).
What is the seed of man, and what is the seed of animal?
Jesus referred to this seed as the secret of the kingdom of heaven in Matthew 13:10-11. The seed (the seed of man) which Jesus, the Son of Man, planted, was the word of God (Lk 8:11). The seed (the seed of animals) that the Pharisees, who were the snakes, the animals, planted was the word of the devil (Mt 23). These were spiritual seeds, not physical seeds. Since they were spiritual seeds, they were planted in people’s hearts. Thus, people’s hearts are figurative fields (1 Cor 3:9).
Religion transcends science. If oil runs out of a lamp, then the light will soon be put out. In the same logic, the breath of life which was given during Adam’s time (Gn 2:7) gradually decreased. People lived nearly 1,000 years and then died at that time. The people of today, the children of Adam, however, do not even live 100 years before they die. They die in this way because the life line has been disconnected [from God]. Their life cannot be replenished due to the disconnection, and their breath of life has run out.
What is this life? That life is the word of God. God, who is the word, left men, and as a result, the life line has been disconnected. This is why people’s life expectancy has decreased. The sinner who ate the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil might seems to be alive because he has a soul, but his spirit is dead. Flesh gives birth to flesh, and spirit gives birth to spirit (refer to Jn 3:1-6). Therefore, only when one receives the breath of life from God, will he become a living spirit again. His dead spirit will resurrect from his own tomb and come out of it.
No one can enter heaven unless they are born again of God’s spirit and His seed. Before they are born again, they bear the genes of the sinner, the serpent, and they have both good and evil within them. Under this situation, they are like beasts (serpents) which are born of the seed of animals. How can such people live with God in heaven? God chose Adam’s descendants (Noah, Moses, etc.) and worked through them for about 4,000 years, but as a result of what was in their genes, they ended up betraying God. This is why God prophesied in Jeremiah 31, and He gave birth to Jesus through His seed in Luke 1. In doing so, God also allowed Jesus’ disciples to be born again. Since Jesus and his disciples were born again, they did not betray, and they were devoted and faithful even to the point of martyrdom. This is the new work which Jesus carried out. The work of the seed of God’s Son, who is without sin, has begun (Jer 31:22, 27; Mt 13; Jn 1:12-13). This seed has been sown for about 2,000 years. Today, those who are born of this seed are harvested, and God’s new kingdom, heaven, is constructed (Rv 14).
Let us examine the beast, the entity of good and evil.
The beast is the serpent. It was the serpent that deceived Eve. The Pharisees were snakes. Even the seven heads and the beast with ten horns in Revelation are the serpents, the group of the dragon. According to Revelation 12:9 and 20:2, the serpent is the devil, Satan, and the dragon. Whoever is born of the genes of this serpent is also a serpent (Mt 13:25-30, 38-39). The serpent was one of the wild animals that God created (Gn 3:1). Eve and Adam ate the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, which the serpent gave to them. Unlike the words of the serpent, they neither became like God, nor did they live, but they died.
There is life in God’s word (Jn 1:1-4), but there is poison in the serpent’s word. Whoever receives the word of this poison also tells lies because both good and evil dwell within that person. His end is death. The serpent has the poison of good and evil, which kills life. According to Deuteronomy 32:32-33, the vine is the same as the snake. The wine, which is made of the grapes, the fruit of the vine, represents the poison and the venom of the serpent. Why did the serpent conduct such actions? He attempted to take away what belonged to God, and to become like God.
This is also portrayed in Ezekiel 28. This serpent was the archangel who sinned, just as it says in Isaiah 14. He was one of the four living creatures in the North, South, East, and West, whom God ordained. He was full of wisdom, and he was a perfect seal. Every precious stone adorned him. He was in the Garden of Eden and walked among the fiery stones. However, wickedness was found in him. He proclaimed himself to be God. This entity was good, but he became evil. Since his wickedness kills life, the life of those who receive his word will die.
What are these two types of trees and their fruit?
If one eats the fruit of the tree of life, he will live eternally (Gn 3:22). If one eats the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil, he will die (Gn 2:17). God spoke in Psalm 78, “I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter hidden things, things from of old.” Through coming to Jesus, God spoke hidden things from of old in parables (Mt 13:34-35).
According to the parable in Matthew 13:31-32, if two types of seed are sown, two types of trees grow from them, just like in Genesis 2:9. They become big trees, and birds come and perch in them. A tree symbolizes a person (pastor), and a bird symbolizes a spirit. Jesus was described as a tree in John 15, and his twelve disciples as branches. The twelve branches bore twelve kinds of crops every month. Furthermore, since Jesus referred to himself as the way, the truth, and the life, Jesus is the tree of life in Revelation 22. On the other hand, Babylon in Revelation 18 is the kingdom of demons. This Babylon was the organization of King, Nebuchadnezzar, in Daniel 4:20. This tree bears much fruit. Beasts find shelter under the tree, and birds have nesting places in its branches. What kind of tree is this? It is the tree of the serpent, the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Its fruit, the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, is the same as the venom of the serpent, which kills life if one eats.
Between the fruit of these two trees, the fruit of the tree of life (firstfruit) represents the word of truth, and the people who are born of this word, according to James 1:18. The fruit made of the word is a person who is born of the word. The identity of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, which is the ancient secret in the Bible, is not a plant in nature. The serpent (the archangel) who betrayed God was the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, and his word was his fruit. In short, the fruit of good and evil is the same as the venom of the serpent. It symbolizes a lie that kills life, as well as people who are born of untruth, the venom of the serpent. This fruit of good and evil is depicted as the fruit which Babylon longed for, in Revelation 18:14. Jesus spoke about this in parables (Mt 13). According to Jesus’ promise (Jn 16:25), the true identity has been made known today. The serpent and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil both symbolize a false pastor.
Why do the scriptures say the seed of animals? Just as it says in Proverb 30:2-3, a person who does not know God and His word is compared to a beast. In other words, God compared people who speak their own words rather than the word of God, to the beast, because the beast does not have the word of God. Ask animals. They neither perceive the word, nor can they speak the word.
Today, those who have not received God’s seed, but have instead received the seed of flesh are the people who have been born of the genes of Adam, the sinner, for the last 6,000 years. The genes of Adam are tainted, the mixture of good and evil. We must know what the Bible tells us, and who we are according to the Bible. We also must perceive what kind of era we are living in according to the Bible.
The next series of this article will speak about Genesis 1, 2, and 3. Let us all enter into the word and be born again of that seed. I am praying for this.