Main reference: Jn 1:1-5, Jn 1:12-13
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.”
“Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.”
“He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all your seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and perch in its branches.” He told them still another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into a large amount of flour until it worked all through the dough.”
These are the children of God and the kingdom of heaven that have been made through the Word from the beginning. Those born as descendants of Adam, the sinner, cannot become the children of God nor enter the kingdom of heaven. Those who do not have the Word from the beginning do not have God or the light of life within them. God is not their father, and they are not His children. By having the Word from the beginning within me, God and life can reside in me, and thus I become God’s child.
Just because one says, “Lord, Lord” does not mean he becomes a child of God, but he who is born of God’s seed is the true child of God. The Word from the beginning is God, and God is spirit. That is why the Bible says that those who receive the Word from the beginning are also called, “gods” and God’s offspring (Jn 10:35, Acts 17:29).
Even animals and plants exist because of a seed. They will have a certain form, appearance, and action depending on which seed they are born from; they will resemble their parent. All people on earth have been sinners to this day, for they were born of the seed of Adam who sinned. In the heavens and the earth are God, the Creator, and Satan, the betrayer. The only way for a man to be born again is through the seed of the spirit. There are two types of seeds— God’s seed and Satan’s seed (refer to Mt 13). Depending on what type of seed a person is born from, his form, appearance, and actions will be different. People born of God’s seed will have the same actions as those of God, while those born of Satan’s seed will have the same actions as those of Satan. Those born of God believe in God’s word, but those who do not belong to God do not believe in God’s word, nor do they listen to it.
Ever since Adam sinned, the world has been becoming corrupt day by day. At the time of Noah, God destroyed the world of Adam with a flood because of Adam’s sin. Man has been becoming more wicked and sinful, because their sins have been piling up on top of Adam’s original sin, their ancestors’ hereditary sin, and their personal sins. Wouldn’t God want to wipe away such corrupt world? That is why Jesus said that the coming world will be like the days of Noah and Lot (Lk 17:26-30). Jesus bore the cross and shed his blood to atone for the sins of mankind. This blood takes effect at the time of the fulfillment of Revelation (Jesus’ second coming) as promised. The era when God, Jesus, and heaven return to this world is like the times of Noah and Lot, because God puts one era to an end and creates a new world again. This re-creation takes place as promised in the New Testament.
What kind of person am I becoming in this era? I am being created into a new creation according to the promises of the Bible. I am the new creation born again with Jesus’ blood and God’s seed. Such is a creation that has been fulfilled according to the Word. Everyone must be created into a new creation according to the will in the Bible in order to enter the kingdom of heaven and live with God.