Coming To The Truth
Written By: Bishop G.T. Haywood
Published By: Voice In The Wilderness
In reading Genesis 3:15, we find the first gospel message ever preached. Before the fall of man Adam was the Son of God by creation. But only a figurative son. In the Book of Romans, the 5th Chapter, it stands written that Adam was “a figure of Him that was to come” In the 3rd Chapter pf Luke’s gospel, beginning with the 37th verse, beginning with the genealogy of Methusaleh, it takes us back to Adam, which was the Son of God. Adam being a figurative son, evidently had the baptism of the Holy Ghost. That is why he was filled with wisdom and knowledge. That is why he could talk, give names to all things, and have authority over everything, immediately after he was made. Adam went into a deep sleep and God took a rib out of his side and performed the first operation, by removing the rib and with it “builded” (Margih) a woman. Why was it thus? Because Adam was a figure of Christ, whose side was opened up on Calvary, from whence came “water and blood” with which He is “building” (another Woman) the Church.
In the whole plan of creation, it deals with Christ and the Church. In the garden the woman listened to the arguments of the devil, but you cannot listen to the devil and succeed. You must have an ear to hear what God says. There are plenty of people taking “near” Scriptures and not whole truth. But we desire the plain word of God. The devil said, “ You will not surely die, but you will be as gods knowing good and evil.” And the woman being deceived, looked upon that which was contrary to the command of the Lord God; and the longer she looked the more she desired to have that thing. It was not what she did so much, that brought the sin, but the One whom she disobeyed. She being the mother of all living, brought death upon all that should come after her. And Adam seeing himself left alone, so loved his wife that he was willing to die with her, and so he transgressed. He was not deceived. This also is typical of Christ’s love for the church that came and died with us in order that we might be saved.
God knew that Adam had eaten when He asked him, “What hast thou done?” but He simply wanted Adam to confess the thing out. Many of us are found to require a long time in getting to the point where we are willing to confess that thing which we have done, and to confess that we did the thing and not another. “And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done?” He knew what she had done: but He wanted the Woman to confess also. He that confesses and forsakes his sins shall have mercy. Prov. 28:13.
God had said, “The day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die,” but today with the Lord is one thousand years long. They both died in that day. And we find that after Adam and Eve were put out of the garden, and the devil began to take hold of the entire human family, God’s love and mercy took hold of the situation. Instead of cutting man off, God caused him to labor hard for his bread so that he would long for rest. Every time you see a man laboring, as the sweat breaks out on his face, you can say: - “Transgression brought it all!” But with a strong hand God shall redeem us and bring us into the glorious liberty of the children of God!
Adam lost the anointing. He was not glorified. He was where the Spirit-baptized saints are now. You and I, and all of us were in Adam, and we all had the holy Ghost at one time. We do not remember it, be we had it just the same. We are merely “Adam.” If we were in him when he was condemned, we were in him when he had the anointing. That is why it is said, that “according to His mercy He saved us by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; which He shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ, our Saviour.” Titus 3:5-6. The Holy Ghost is renewed to Adam’s posterity. We are in Christ now, the second Adam. We are no longer separate but are “cemented” into the body of Christ, of which Adam was a figure. And this time we are not going to allow the Holy Spirit to be taken from us.
We must get a broader vision of the operation of God and not be narrow in our understanding of His word. As soon as you get the Holy Ghost you are back in the place where Adam stood. I hope you will see it. We thank God today that we are coming to the truth of the scriptures.