Two NationsJune 29, 2022
“Two nations are in your womb. Two peoples shall be separated from your body. One people shall be stronger than the other.” (Genesis 25.23)
Herein we find why conflict exists. Two men live within you, Two men are manifesting on earth, and these Two kingdoms are opposed. According to scripture, this is the story of humanity’s struggle.
“The flesh lusts against the spirit, and the spirit against the flesh; these are contrary to one another.” (Gal 5.17)
Rebekah, a barren woman, became pregnant. She immediately felt an internal struggle, so she inquired of God: “If all is well, why am I like this?” God answered her, “Two nations are in thy womb.” Rebekah gave birth to twins, just as you are preordained to give birth to the two men that live inside you.
The first child that came out of Rebekah’s womb was Esau. He was red and hairy — the ugly baby! The second child that came was Jacob — the cute one!
“The natural is first, and afterwards, the spiritual.” (1 Cor 15.46)
Esau grew up to be rough, a man of the field. He symbolizes the carnal man of the earth (Adam race consciousness) whereas Jacob grew to be mild, dwelling in tents, a place of rest — symbolizing the heavenly man (Christ race consciousness).
“The first man was of the earth, made of dust; the second man is the Lord from heaven. As was the man of dust, so also are those who are made of dust; and as is the heavenly Man, so also are those who are heavenly. And as we have borne the image (consciousness) of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly man.” (1 Cor 15.47)
The First Man
The first nature to be born within you is the ugly baby Esau/Adam — fleshy man of dust. The Bible identifies him as ‘the man of sin’ who manifests first. Like Esau, He appears to be the stronger nation at first glance. However, Esau got rejected; and Jacob gained the inheritance from his Father, just as believers inherit the blessing from their heavenly Father: “The meek shall inherit the earth.”
The Esau/Adam consciousness remains trapped in a hellish state, vividly depicted in many scriptures: “Man who born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble. He comes forth like a flower and fades away.” “They conceive trouble and bring forth futility; Their womb prepares deceit.”
Apostle Paul writes of his torturous journey while trapped in the Esau/Adam state: “I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do — this I keep on doing.” He discovered the impossibility of doing good while dwelling in the sin conscious state; therefore he recognized his urgent need to be rescued from it; hence he cried in anguish: “O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?
Have you seen the man of sin appear yet? Have you recognized the futility of trying to be good?Have you made that desperate cry to be saved: ‘Who will save me from this body of death?’
Thankfully, Paul realized the way out: “I thank God — through Jesus Christ, our Lord!.” He discovered the higher heavenly state: “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.” That verse thrills me! Liberated from sin, and brought into the Spirit of life! In this transcendent law/state, no condemnation exists, rather life and peace. And, the body which was once a vessel for sin is now activated to express righteousness. Glorious!
Under the inferior law of sin: “Those in the flesh cannot please God.” All that you experience is condemnation, a feeling of God’s wrath. However, when you encounter the grace of Jesus — you’re reconciled.
“You, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled.” (Col 1.21)
Jesus said to an adulterous woman: “Where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?” She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you.” You too can encounter His sweet mercy that melts every feeling of condemnation into oblivion. All accusation nullified — no one left to accuse you — Wonderful!
“Come out from them and be ye separate.” (2 Cor 6.17)
Come out from who? The old spiritually dead man that causes accusation. Exit the darkened tomb of the carnal mind and go out to “meet the Lord in the air.” Raptured into the kingdom of heaven, where love, peace, and joy is the pervading atmosphere. There, and only there, you will know the warm embrace of Abba, as the prodigal did when he returned home. “I will receive you; I will be a Father to you.”
“I was glad when they said unto me, let us go into the house (consciousness) of the Lord.” (Psalm 122.1)
The Second Man
Rebekah first saw the head of Esau (carnal mind), come out of her womb before she could see the head of Jacob (the mind of Christ). Likewise, until you first see/recognize the appearing of ‘the man of sin’, you cannot witness Christ appear within your womb.
“First, the natural, afterwards, the spiritual.” (1 Cor 15.46)
Interestingly, when Rebekah was giving birth, Jacob held the heel of Esau; symbolizing the grace of God that covers you, even while you are dead in sin — the Esau state of ignorance. God’s hand holds/accepts you, despite what you’ve done. “Love covers a multitude of sins.” (1 Peter 4.8)
God so loved you that He sent his Son to save you; Isn’t that beautiful?Would you like to know this God?
Never feel there is no way of escape, no matter how bad or depressed you are. Don’t matter how ugly the man of sin manifests. Just recognize Who He truly is. Whatever way he gets expressed — good, bad, ugly, is all alike to God! Many find this hard to accept because it means no moral standards avails. Only a new creation inherits the blessing of Jacob.
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision (good morals) availeth anything, nor uncircumcision (bad morals), but a new creature. (Gal 6.15)
Can you accept this?
John the Baptist anticipated a second man coming: “It is He who comes after me.” He understood the sole purpose of his first life was to make way for the coming of the second man, just as an ugly caterpillar gives way for the coming birth of the beautiful butterfly.
“Except a seed of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it dies, it bringeth forth fruit. He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.” (John 12.12)
Until that willingness to die to the old self occurs, you remain in the darkened first Man, Adam/Esau state — the old caterpillar creature. “Our old man was crucified with Him that the body of sin might be done away with.” As soon as you enter the cocoon (the crucifixion), you will be born anew like the butterfly, and see the one who comes after you.
Do you believe that within your very womb, the second Man is waiting to come out?Could that explain all the travailing anguish of birth pains you’re feeling?Will you abort the birth, or let the beautiful Saviour come forth?
“If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away. All things have become new.” (2 Cor 5.16)