Matthew 28:17 And when they saw him, they worshiped him: but some doubted. 18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
At the dawning of the age, we will have made a full circle around God’s Son, reaching a new beginning that will serve as a sort of anti-Genesis of the Holy Scriptures. Our era is a hybrid consisting of modernism, secular humanism and age-old fallacies under the guise of new age “truths”; an unholy trinity, if you will.
Rejecting the one true Cornerstone, man has built a new heaven and earth apart from God. Like a kid creating a world at his fingertips out of mass-produced dollar store building blocks, with cheap carpet as his foundation, we know our creation will inevitably fall; however, our pride urges us to persist. History has proven that things do not end well when this happens, yet we refuse to learn from our mistakes. Continuing to gamble with fate by stacking block upon block, we ignore the fact that our tower grows weaker and wobbles more and more the higher we get.
The Word Became Flesh
It all starts with a word. That’s all it takes. A word, though seemingly miniscule, holds immense power as both a creative and destructive force. The word conceive was derived from the Latin concipere which means “to take in and hold”, which is exactly what we do when we believe a word. Just as the Blessed Virgin conceived Christ (joy and life) by her faith in God’s Word, the seed which brought forth suffering and death was planted in Eve’s heart when she believed the serpent’s lie. From the moment she disregarded faith in God’s Word in favor of the subtle whisper of Satan, Eve opened up the door to his unholy advent. Not only did she submit to sin herself, but she then brought the word of the Enemy to Adam. In turn, he took it outside the garden, where it has been spreading like a virus ever since. In the same way, only when we have faith in God’s Word will we prepare the way for the Lord to be born within ourselves. From there, the Light shines forth from us and others “catch it”.
“We shall love the Father as [Christ] does and the Holy Ghost will arise in us. He came to this world and became a man in order to spread to other men the kind of Life He has — by what I call ‘good infection’. Every Christian is to become a little Christ. The whole purpose of becoming a Christian is simply nothing else.” – C.S. Lewis
Throughout the Bible, we are shown that the influence woman has on man is remarkable, having the power to either build up or destroy entire kingdoms. The serpent went first to Eve rather than Adam as a tactical insertion for his word, because he knew that she was his weakness due to his love for her. Formed from his rib, she was a part of he who was formed from the dust of the earth. Formed in the womb of Mary, Jesus was nourished by the blood and protected by the body thereof. Before His mother was born, He personally formed her in the womb, meticulously crafting the perfect vessel for His Advent.
John 2:1 And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: 2 And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage. 3 And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine. 4 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come. 5 His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.
Then what happened? Jesus performed His first miracle. Interestingly enough, the last words Mary ever said as recorded in Scripture were, “Do whatever he tells you.” St. John tells us that Mary is our mother. As the image of the Church, she continues to tell us to do what He says. God tells us that His commandments are for our benefit, even though the devil shakes his head and tells us otherwise. When we uphold our end of the Covenant He has made with us, I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38-39)
What God says, is. Unlike God, the devil’s word alone does not have the power to create. He can only use it to influence, so through our cooperation with grace, he can be defeated. In fact, Scripture clearly states that he will be defeated. In the beginning, God said, “Let there be light”, and there was light. To contest this, all the Enemy could do was disguise himself as an angel of light and seduce us into making him the prince of the world. From his throne of lies, he created man in his own image; man and woman and gender identity confused man and woman, he created them. Simply telling Eve to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil – that it would give her eternal life – did not make it so. On the other hand, Jesus said, “This is my body… this is my blood” and guess what?
Eve and Adam’s disobedience led to their eyes being opened to see that they were naked (unprotected), and they were banished from Paradise. In contrast, the obedience of Mary and Jesus resulted in the possibility of salvation. Through Christ, with Christ and in Christ, we are now welcome to eat from the very Tree of Life that was forbidden to our ancestors, and thus, we are clothed with the impenetrable white robes of salvation.
Genesis 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? 2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: 3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. 4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: 5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. 6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. 7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons…24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
John 6:54 Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. 55 For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. 56 He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. 57 As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me.
Luke 24:30 And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them. 31 And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight… 52 And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy: 53 And were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.
There is hope in knowing that after Genesis comes Exodus. In the midst of the garden currently in the devil’s possession lies a long-forgotten tree from which he tells us not to eat. He says the tree we have been grafted into is stuck in the Middle Ages and will lead to the death of mankind. God Himself tilled the land beneath that tree from the foundations of the world, and Our Lord planted it with a mustard seed of faith. The fruit thereof is Christ – our salvation – and His Spirit whispers in the ears of those of us willing to listen, “All who eat from me shall not perish, but have eternal life.”
Revelation 19:9 Then the angel said to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!’” And he added, “These are the true words of God.”