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Sin under the Light Microscope
 

For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts,
covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:
All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.
(
Mark 7 verse 21 thru 23)

The following is a medical allegory, too help to reveal the virility of sin, and it lethal infection that is innate to all of fallen man kind.

Viruses, as a group, are undoubtedly the most insidious infectious organisms, known to man. Paradoxically, they are considered to be neither dead nor alive.  Scientific studies, also show that viruses have circular double strands of DNA, perhaps as the reason to why they exist indefinitely.  To even find these entities, we have needed extremely powerful electron microscopes, to detect and confirm the existence of even the largest virus.  All viruses have the ability to mutate, and adapt in suitable and unsuitable environments.  Their one driving force, which is dictated by their genetic instructions, is to replicate themselves, even at the complete expense of their host.  Remarkably, many viruses are so persistent in their self-preservation that the viruses may remain in the cells of the body, in a dormant stage, or a mutated form that confuses the body's natural immune defenses.  The Varicella Zoster virus is one that comes to mind.  You would know its manifestations as Chicken Pox.  After the infection, the virus never leaves the body, but resides in the nervous system, and later in life, can exhibit its self through the skin dermatomes, as Herpes Zoster or what is better known as shingles.

At the moment, because of gene mutations of the viruses, there are no known cures for even the simplest invader, we know as the common cold or flu virus.  Antibiotics have efficacy on bacterial organisms only, and have absolutely no effect on viruses. At this present time even invasive bacteria have mutated to develop their own resistance to current antibiotics.  Your sole dependency for healing, remains is in the strength of your blood immune system.  The weaker the immune system, the more devastating is the disease process.  Obviously, the life force of the body's immunity, is in the army of the blood's white corpuscles, and other developed antibody properties of the blood. 

Vaccines may be utilized to augment the immune antibody system, by introducing the viruses in a totally inert form.  A healthy immune system will imprint on the viral protein substance of the vaccine, as it would any invader, and is alerted to destroy, or suppress the real viral entity's future intrusive replication.  Normally, as long as the integrity of the immune system remains whole, and the system can identify the enemy, then the promulgation of those viral species, is mitigated by the innate power of the blood.   In other words, you are totally dependent upon the wholesome life-sustaining qualities of the blood, to ward off the infection in your body from the viral entity.  Also, any physician with good understanding, would tell you, it is important to begin to practice life-sustaining habits, and forsake practicing life-robbing habits.  Quite naturally, it is imperative to eat quality food, drink plenty of fresh water, and to exercise to promote fitness for these finite bodies.

All the above is true for the HIV viral singularity.  As you probably know, this retrovirus, like an undetected Trojan horse, sets up home in the immune system, namely the T-cells, thus compromising the integrity of the whole body.  We have singled out the a-fore mentioned HIV virus, because this retrovirus more than any other, will help us develop a true spiritual metaphor, illustrating the subtleties of sin, as it develops its independent nature in the self of humanity.  We will draw comparisons of the characteristics of sin to the HIV virus, as the virus attacks the immune defenses of the body.  For our purpose, it is important to note that the unseen singularity of the virus, as a species, creates and displays many symptoms in the disease pathology.  The symptoms or disease manifestations are not the viral entity itself, but are the results of the invasion or infection, as tissue integrity is compromised and destroyed.  The following is a list of the major symptoms and disease processes that may be manifested, because of the infection of the HIV virus:  Apthous Ulcers, Candidiasis, Cytomegalovirus, Cryptococcal Meningitis, Cryptosporidiosis, Herpes Zoster (which is known as Shingles), Histoplasmosis, Kaposi’s Sarcoma, Lymphoma, Mycobacterium Avium Complex, Oral Hairy Leukoplakia, Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia, Peripheral Neuropathy, Toxoplasmosis, and Wasting.

All of the previously mentioned symptoms or manifestations, are the potential consequences (pathologies) of the infection, caused by the HIV viral singularity.  Once the retrovirus gets its foot in the door, it continues to proliferate its own species within the confused immune cells of the host.  You might say that this is accomplished through reverse engineering within the infected host cell through the subtle trickery of the invader.  The retrovirus releases its own messenger Ribonucleic Acid into the human body cells, where the cell nucleus reengineers the viral RNA, with in its own DNA, to replicate the DNA protein particles of the virus, and then reassembles the particles into the viral entity, only to release them into the blood stream, as if they were natural to one's own body.  The more the infected immune cells breed the retrovirus, the more the body’s defenses are broken down by the viral invasion.  When the blood's immune defenses are completely disarmed, as in full blown AIDS, then the physical body is ravaged by even the most innocuous of organisms, feeding on the flesh of the infected person, as they also begin to propagate their own kind.  Alas!  That poor person's body is not their own, and they are just waiting for death’s dark hour.  Seeing that there is no present cure for the AIDS virus, the physician’s only real solutions should be a quarantine process with:

  • Warnings to the community; 

  • Prevention through hygiene; 

  • Identify the problem and quarantine the patient; 

  • While waiting for a cure, the patient is given Instructions and Palliative treatments to address the symptoms.

Now, as we progress in this allegory, we will consider the unseen substance of sin, to be the ultimate viral singularity, which ultimately is the unseen spiritual virus of (Satan, sin {violence}, death, darkness).  Just like the retrovirus, sin is neither dead nor alive; nevertheless its virulent destructive force exists, evidenced with its production of death in its host, and its independence from the God of the living.  Sin, which we have likened to the physical retrovirus of AIDS, has its own spiritual agenda, or self serving instructions, for the spiritual breeding of its kind, and like a retrovirus, has no regard for the ultimate good of its human host.  Sin it self, seemingly has an endless life cycle, as it proliferates within the mind set of its human host, and promotes the vanity of its "self", through the endogenous genetics of the human offspring of Adam and Eve.

Like the HIV retrovirus, there is no natural cure for this ultimate unseen spiritual killer, hidden in the vanity of self, for it is ever present in the earthly mind of all mankind.  This singularity of the sin virus, like the virus of AIDS, also causes a great number of inward and outward manifestations of the flesh.  Here is Paul's list of sin's manifestations: "Now the works (symptoms of the singularity) of sin (in the mind of flesh) are these: adultery, fornication, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, strife, jealousy, wrath, disputes, sedition, heresies, envying, murders, drunkenness, orgies".  Every one of these gross individual symptoms, are caused by the virulent activity of the singularity of sin, as the infected self, determines its own independent course, and  maintains its conceptual infection within all of mankind. 

God, in faithfulness to His Word, created all things good, and nothing of this universe exists without His faithful Word.  However, that which God originally created as good, would become corrupted by the intrusion of the willful insurrection by God's free willed creatures.  Without God's timely intervention in His creation of time, the ultimate outcome of this spiritual infection of sin will continually manifested in the earth with sin's violence that breads only death.  The spiritual virus of sin will manifest its existence in all of humanity, through its inward works of corruptions, until there is the demise of the body, soul and spirit of man. The offence of one person's sin, affects all who come in contact with the sin, and the owner of the sin is responsible for all that are affected by the sin, and all are affected and infected by sin's onslaught in the world. Where does the responsibility for any person's sin's of corruption in humanity begin, and where does it end?  My sins and your sins have set a course of violence in the earth, for they have affected other persons of sin, and brought them to choose their own course of action, whether for good or evil, and so on, and so on, and so the infection of violence continues.

Before their insurrection, Adam and Eve, having been created in their original pristine genetic state and in fellowship with their Creator, were certainly unique from their future prodigy that would come by way of natural birth.  As our first parents, the Man/Adam and Ishshah/Woman's genetic patterns were absolutely complete for an endless life, as long as they remained subjects within the life sustaining protection of God's Spirit of Life.  In the soul and mind of their persons, Adam and Ishshah knew of the Love of God, for the spirit of their minds, were well equipped with free reasoning power, and of a godly understanding that was being nurtured by their Creator God.  But, our first parents, in listening to Satan's cunning deception for self autonomy, acquiesced to their now quickly budding vanity, and chose the death of the Tree of Knowledge of good and evil.  In doing so they did not realize that they had spurned their only Source of Life in God's Life sustaining Love.  With sin's conception of self rule, now being rooted as first within the spirit of their minds, the changed Adam and Eve, like Lucifer the father of lies, became subjects to their own vanity, and chained to the self perpetuating deceptions of Satan.  The vanity of self, now took God's rightful place within the heart of their being, resulting in their willful displacement of God's Spirit, and their great loss of God's abiding Love and a right to God's Tree of Life.  Adam and Ishshah/Eve's vanity brought violence against their own souls, and that of their future offspring, for they would all be made subject to that same, self centered vanity of Satan.

When our first parents broke faith with God, the original human genome pattern of male and female, created in the image and likeness of God, was subject to further corruption from the deceiver.  Now the genetic pattern of man, born after sin's control of self, through its vanity, leaves the soul void of God's Holy Spirit of Life, and now the soul within the genetics of the earthly body of flesh, cannot sustain the life of the creature.  Thus, we have the whole heart of this matter of man's beginning in life, and ending in death:  Sin does not generate life, for the nature of sin, in and of itself alone, has become rooted in self-perpetuating spiritual corruption of the creature, with the eventual death of its host.  Only in death, does sin cease to be of its self serving factor within its now dead host.  Perhaps we can just say that sin's genetic pattern of "self idolatry", was diffused throughout the original DNA pattern of God's design for mankind, and now sin, is endogenous to all of humanity, ruling within the whole body, mind and soul of each individual.

The DNA pattern of every replicating cell in the human body, is set for the replication of itself, but because of sin that separates us from the God of the Living, now each succeeding generation of cells imprints increasing additional gene flaws, within the DNA macro-molecule.  In the end, death becomes the by product of a life separated from God.   This flawed replication of cells, is likened to using a copy machine, to copy an original form, and then using each succeeding copy, to copy another, with the eventual loss of all detail, which were taken from the original.  So it is with cellular reproduction in the body of flesh.  The creative force for exact detailed cellular reproduction, from each succeeding cellular copy, begins to wane, with the eventual end of any possible cellular replication at all.  Nevertheless, God's innate imprint on the elemental nature of our bodies, remains intact, and perhaps because of this, while a man is alive, the substance of the conscience of man, and the soul, may be made aware of God, and God's Spirit of Grace may cause mankind to be in search of its Creator. The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly. (Proverbs 20 verse 27.)

In the beginning of God's creation of Adam, male and female, God's Presence was Man's spiritual Light of Life that illuminated the conscience within the spirit of their minds.  After Man and Woman's insurrection, the Light of Life left them, and their mind's conscience was left with the light of a candle; and so it is with every soul that comes into this world.  All of humanity would be born having the innate light of a candle, to grasp the difference between right and wrong.  But even so, sin is so stealthy in its subtleties of self-idolatry, and its self-perpetuation, that it promotes self first in accordance to what the infected mind thinks is right for itself.  A person may never understand, that they were also born with this infection of self perpetuating darkness, which leads to death of the body, and the soul and spirit of man.    

The promotion of self began in the Garden, with the subtleties of the serpent, who was intertwined within the branches of the Tree of Knowledge.  In believing the lie of Satan, Adam, male and female, have all become as little gods, with each reproduction having its own perception of good, and that of evil that perpetuates our own light and our own perception of darkness.  We have all eaten from the Tree; and its idolatrous roots of good and evil, are intertwined as one root, within our whole being.  Satan breathes, -- the lie of self idolatry; “You will be just like God!"  And now the spiritual infection of individual self rule, is perpetuated unabated in the matrix of all of mankind.  The seed of Satan says, “We as gods, without the Eternal God, will declare for ourselves, what is right and wrong, and we will overcome by the brightness of our own wisdom”.  The wisdom of this world is perishing away, for it is full of darkness, and serves the darkness of this world.

If the light that is in us, is only a candle, and that candle light is overcome by the darkness of our own thoughts and wrongful deeds, in opposition to the good will of our Creator, and we justify those deeds, and perceive it as light, then how dark will be that final darkness in that last hour?     

The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thy eye be single (clear), thy whole body shall be full of light.  But if thy eye be evil (murky), thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!  No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. (Matthew 6 verse 22 thru 24.) To the absolute point; you can not serve God, and your sin at the same time.  Who, or what is it that you love?

Here is a true saying; “There is no one who is so blind, as he, who refuses to see and hear, so as to understand in their heart, and be converted or changed”.  Without remedy, when sin’s spiritual disease process (or pathology), has run its final course in the heart of man, it brings about the absolute corruption and death of the body, and more importantly, of the soul.  Only the Grace of God’s Love and merciful intervention, will change the course of man's destiny with total death.  In times past, until the promised Messiah would come to save souls born of faith in the Almighty God, God the Author of Life, would intervene by His own quarantining methodology, and when necessary with sanctions:

  • Prophetic warnings (example: Don't eat of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil: Jonah sent to Nineveh: The warnings of the prophets Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, etc.). 

  • Preventative judgments (examples: Noah and the Flood) - with the destruction of man, who were all corrupted in body and soul by the seditious angelic beings of Genesis 6.  Later, we see the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, for the same reasons.  God would continue His Salvation plan, for He gave His Word, in the Garden of Eden, that the genetic Seed of Woman/Ishshah of the genetics of Adam would destroy the headship of Satan.

  • Isolation and quarantine, example: Ten Commandments given to Moses), with confinements from the slavery of sin.

  • While waiting for the ultimate cure, Israel through Moses, is given further instructions such as the Civil law, diet and sanitation ordinances.  For Israel's failures of the flesh, He instituted His Covenant in blood sacrifices of clean animal, as palliative treatments to ameliorate the conscience of the repentant sinner.

The Only Holy God, of Life and Light, imposed these seemingly drastic sanctions upon Israel, to preserve the true genetic race of the first Man Adam, through the obedience of the children of Israel.  The preventative instructions of God was never the causative factor for sin, but it was the insurrection of sin itself, within the mind of man that brought death to God's creation of Man.  The Almighty God, of all space and time, was well pleased with His original creation of Man, even though the possibility of corruption of good would come about through the cunning designs of evil.  The Creator, the Eternal God of all Wisdom and understanding, was prepared well before hand: For the True Lamb of God was slain before the foundation of the world was established within God's creation of the physical universe of space time. (See Revelation 13 verse 7 thru 9.)

Holy God Almighty is eternally faithful to His Word, and without failure, He would bring to pass the precision of His Word given in the Garden of Eden.  God's Promised seed of Salvation would come through the genetic WoMan/Ishshah taken from the side of Adam, and the Word of the God of Life would be born the Son of Man in the completion of God's Covenant with His Word.  God's Faithful Word of Salvation would bring forth Emanuel, to be God with us in the flesh of Adam. (See John 1 verse 14.) Jesus the Christ of God, was the true genetic Son of the first Man/Adam, for He was conceived within the Shekinah Glory of the Spirit of God His Father to become One with the ovum seed of the Jewish virgin woman, named Mary. 

That genetic lineage of Adam, a created son of God, was preserved by Elohim in the seed of Ishshah, the first given name of Adam's wife, and carried forth in Adam's immediate seed of Seth, through 10 generations of faithful men unto Noah, and then, after God's flood to destroy all corrupted flesh of further satanic intrusion, the Shemitic seed of Noah would continue God's Covenant Word to be received by Abraham, and his son Isaac, and his son Jacob, and then Israel's genetic lineage of the first Adam, would continue through Judah to that of King David and his wife Bathsheba, who gave birth to Nathan, whose following lineage of faithful Jews would give birth to Mary, the last virgin daughter of Israel, who bore in her ovaries the genetic seed of Ishshah the first WoMan of the first Adam.

At this point, it is very important to remind the reader, that God is the God of Covenant Faith, and would not extinguish the light of faith that remained as a remnant within the minds of Adam and Eve.  God would maintain the seed of the first Man through Adam's wife, and the Almighty by His unfailing Faith in His Word would nurture within the remnant seed of Adam's race, a faith in the Word of God, that His promised Messiah would come to destroy the works of evil. 

Hebrews 11  verse1. Now Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. verse2. This is what the ancients were commended for. verse3. By Faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible. verse4. By Faith Abel offered God a better sacrifice than Cain's offering. By Faith Abel was commended as a righteous man, when God spoke well of his offerings. And by Faith he still speaks, even though he is dead. verse5. By Faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death; he could not be found, because God had taken him away. For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God

verse6. And without Faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him believes that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him. verse7. By Faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear he built an ark to save his family. By his Faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that comes by Faith.

verse8. By Faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. verse9. By Faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. verse10. For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God. verse11. By Faith Abraham, even though he was past age, and Sarah herself was barren, was enabled to become a father because he considered Him Faithful Who had made the Promise. verse12. And so from this one man, and he as good as dead, came descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as countless as the sand on the seashore. verse13. All these people were still living by Faith, when they died.  They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them, and welcomed them from a distance.  And they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth. 

verse39. These were all commended for their Faith, yet none of them received what had been promised. verse40. God had planned something better for us so that only together with us, would they be made perfect.

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