【Bible Study】Genesis 01 Part 2: Having A Vision Like God
Bible Study: Genesis
- 【Bible Study】Genesis 00: Introduction to Genesis
- 【Bible Study】Genesis 01 Part 1: May the will of God be done!
- 【Bible Study】Genesis 01 Part 2: Having A Vision Like God
- 【Bible Study】Genesis 01 Part 3: Make Things Happen
- 【Bible Study】Genesis 01 Part 4: Having A Vision Like God
- 【Bible Study】Genesis 02 Part 1: All of God's Creation Have Life!
- 【Bible Study】Genesis 02 Part 2: All of God's Creation Have Life! (2022-11-28)
- 【Bible Study】Genesis 03: People who Disobey the Word of God Will Be Cursed
- 【Bible Study】Genesis 04: You Shall Overcome Sin
- 【Bible Study】Genesis 05: Comfort in Labour and Painful Toil
- 【Bible Study】Genesis 06: The Way of Destruction and Salvation
- 【Bible Study】Genesis 06: To Walk with God or To Be a Hero
- 【Bible Study】Genesis 07: God is in Control
- 【Bible Study】Genesis 07: Only the Righteous and Those Owned by the Righteous Can be Saved
- 【Bible Study】Genesis 08: God's will is prosperity, not destruction!
- 【Bible Study】Genesis 08: The Desire of Our Mighty God
- 【Bible Study】Genesis 09: God sees People as Honorable
- 【Bible Study】Genesis 09: God's Desire is to Let Us Be Fruitful and Multiply On Earth
- 【Bible Study】Genesis 10: Blessing and Curse, Destruction and Mercy
- 【Bible Study】Genesis 10: Land, Languages, Clans,and Nations are Spiritual Matters
- 【Bible Study】Genesis 11: People Who Make Their Own Name Will Cause Destruction
- 【Bible Study】Genesis 11: The Corrupting Logical System of the World
- 【Bible Study】Genesis 12: Follow Abraham and Live for Eternal Life
- 【Bible Study】Genesis 12: Pay the Price For Destiny
- 【Bible Study】Genesis 13: A Person's Perspective Determines Their Future
- 【Bible Study】Genesis 13: Follow Abraham's Mindset and Understand Blessing and Curse
- 【Bible Study】Genesis 14: God Made Abram’s Name Great
- 【Bible Study】Genesis 14: The Almighty God Delivers Your enemies Into Your Hands
- 【Bible Study】Genesis 15: Becoming a Blessing to Many People
- 【Bible Study】Genesis 16: God Is the God Who Sees Us
- 【Bible Study】Genesis 17: Nothing is Impossible for God
- 【Bible Study】Genesis 18: How Abraham Gained Access to God's Promise
- 【Bible Study】Genesis 19: Lost Destiny, Lost Everything
- 【Bible Study】Genesis 20: Rely On God
- 【Bible Study】Genesis 21: Inherit The Divine Promise of God
- 【Bible Study】Genesis 22: Offer The Best to The God We Serve
- 【Bible Study】Genesis 23: You Are A Mighty Prince Among Us
- 【Bible Study】Genesis 24: God of Abraham Will Make Me Successful Today
- 【Bible Study】Genesis 25: Never Despise Spiritual Things
- 【Bible Study】Genesis 26: We Saw Clearly That The Lord Was With You
- 【Bible Study】Genesis 27: Only Character Counts
- 【Bible Study】Genesis 28: The Price You Pay For Spiritual Blessing
- 【Bible Study】Genesis 29: The Faith Enduring 14 Years
- 【Bible Study】Genesis 30: The Time to Yield The Fruit of Blessing
- 【Bible Study】Genesis 31: "God Is with Me" Is Most Valuable
- 【Bible Study】Genesis 33: The God of Israel
Hello everyone! The first chapter of Genesis embodies the foundation of all Christian theology. I believe our brothers and sisters may not fully comprehend it yet, but that is fine; just listen to me slowly.The creation of heaven and earth, the creation of man, and all of God's purposes are reflected in the first chapter of Genesis. Do we, as Christians, follow the first chapter of Genesis to implement it, or do we follow something else? Or some may say that is only the Old Testament, but brothers and sisters need to start rethinking one thing: Are the God of the Old Testament and the God of the New Testament the same God? Or did the New Testament come and dethrone the God of the Old Testament? No, it is not.
**The God of the Old Testament and the God of the New Testament are the same God. He is the God of Genesis and the God we believe in today, Jesus Christ, who has never changed. If you refer back to the apostle Paul's epistles or the teachings of Jesus Christ, the names of those people they mention often are basically in the Book of Genesis.
The topic we are talking about is called "According to Its Kind," and according to its kind is the original text of the Bible, which is the foundation of management. If I ask you to take a picture of your bed, your home, your kitchen, your bathroom, etc., and send it to me, I think many people can't even manage their own home, and from this, I can probably tell if there is a ghost or a god in a person. As soon as I saw that this person's house was dirty, I guessed that there should be dark powers or spiritual things in him, and later I found out that this was indeed the case.
Ten years ago, I ministered to a sister who later left the church because she was marrying her husband and going to the same church with him. Two years ago, this sister became mentally ill and was actually possessed by a demon. Then, she remembered me and came to me, and I cast the demon out of her. Then I went to her house and took a look. The banana peel that was eaten a few days ago was on the table, with plastic bags hanging all over the window, and things in the storage room kept falling down like a small mountain.
Then I gave her a demonstration. I found a room and cleaned the dirt, dust, and oil stains in the room, and threw away a dozen bags. After that, I took a picture, which looks clean and organized, and let the sister clean up the rest. However, as a result, her husband came back from work and picked up the dozen bags that I had thrown away from the trash can!
Some years ago, I ministered to a sister suffering from depression. She puts her clothes on the corner of the bed when she finishes wearing them, and when she is going out, she will go to that corner to put them on. She doesn't have the concept of "according to their kind." Brothers and sisters, we have to think about it. If you can't manage such a little thing, what else can you manage? About two or three months ago, I went to a preacher's house, and it was unbearable. There were piles and piles of clothes, pants, and underwear, and it was a mess. The kitchen door was about to fall off, and it was taped with tape, and the cabinet was rotten.
Think about it, brothers and sisters: are you a man of your own kind, or are you a man who creates chaos? In fact, there are many people who create chaos, and it is a spiritual thing. The first chapter of Genesis tells us that God never made chaos. From the first verse of Genesis chapter 1, it is from chaos to order, which is called management. The environment is also managed to be especially suitable for the birth of many.
Management is a theme in Genesis chapter 1. God's will is for us to manage, not for us to stand there shouting "Hallelujah." Later, I was listening to an old pastor doing Bible study, which is very interesting: "Holy, holy, holy, Lord of heaven and earth, holy, holy, holy!" He even counted whether it was three holy or four holy. It doesn't really matter; what matters is: can we manage things well?
God blessed them and said, "Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth." (Genesis 1:22)
God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground." (Genesis 1:28)
The Doctrine of Destiny is all about management. I think one day I will write a book about management. I have to manage this well, manage people well, and manage the environment well. To know if you manage well or not, we need to see if, after the management, it becomes the birth of many or more shrinkages. Some people, when they are in charge, the more they work, the greater the scope of their duties, and the more they work, the more they prosper; some people, however, the more they work, the more they shrink, until they dry up other people's companies?
Brothers and sisters, take a serious look at yourself. For how long have you not grown? For how long has your responsibility not expanded? Why don't you expand the things you do? However, don't blindly expand because I know that there are some people who, when they are not expanding, create less chaos, but after the expansion, they create more chaos. A few days ago, one sister took a picture, and it looked very dirty. God created us in his image, and the way God works is to do things according to their kind. If you don't do things according to their kind, it's probably a ghost. So management is not about keeping things messy; it's about keeping things clean.
The most important thing in management is to let things run smoothly and simply. If you go into a five-star hotel and find out that the service is organized, don't take it for granted because that's someone who manages things and people well and makes people feel comfortable. If you stay in a hotel and lift the covers and find a cockroach and a mouse jumping out, do you dare to stay in such a hotel? If they have used the toilet brush to brush your cup, do you still dare to use it?
According to their kind, it is management. When something goes too long without being managed, it becomes disorganized. If a place is not managed, it will naturally become broken and old. Let me introduce a scientific term to you: entropy. The general term refers to the fact that if you don't manage something, it will naturally go from orderly to disorderly. If something goes from chaotic to orderly, that's management.
One time, I had the opportunity to visit the business of one of our sisters in the church, and I noticed that the business was very well managed. They managed to get to a point where everyone, from the general manager and president down to the average employee, had to be trained to wash the toilets when they first came into the company. They will ask you to scoop a scoop of water from the toilet that you washed and drink it!
One day, after I finished eating with some of my co-workers, I cleaned up all the dishes and poured the soup into a big bowl. They looked at me strangely, because they don't do that. I told them that whenever I use something, whether it's a dining room table or a toilet, the odds are that it will be cleaner than before. so the next person who uses it will feel comfortable. I've learned to manage things according to their kind by making them clean. We often say that the Book of Genesis is very important because the Doctrine of Destiny is inextricably linked to the truths revealed in Genesis, which I have learned from God’s revelation through long hours of prayer and seeking God.
The Pastoral Theological System
If you are coming from another church, ask your pastor what is ministering? Many people cannot answer this question, and they cannot speak clearly. A pastoral person can make others grow, and in order to make people grow, the person must first become healthy so that he can be the birth of many. The key to the growth of people is to make them healthy so that they can minister to many people.
The key to growth is to stop the chaos in one's head, because the expression of chaos comes from one's head. The first thing that the ministry has to do is solve the chaos in a person's head. I'm not afraid of people asking me questions, and I can answer most of the questions you ask. I used to grow up asking questions this way. I just hope that people don't confuse themselves by asking questions.
The Doctrine of Destiny’s theological system comes from the first chapter of Genesis, specifically that people will manage and put things according to its kind. If you mess up today and tomorrow, it is likely that you will mess up until you die, so when ministering to a person, we must first solve the chaos in him, and then the person will grow healthy. If a person grows, he can also make others grow, and this is ministering. Ministering is not about the money, but about the growth you can make.
People should learn to do math. If you used to earn S$7,000, which appears to be a lot, after deducting all of your daily living expenses, you will find that you have nothing left. If I make you grow, you can go earn a salary of $25,000, and you will become valuable. Then doesn't growth become a great bargain? If you come to the Doctrine of Destiny, it is very difficult not to grow. For example, I don't need you to give, but you need to give because when we give, we pay the price and grow. There is no such thing as growing without paying the price.
Management is to manage things according to their kind, and the shepherd among us has to solve the chaos in himself and the chaos in the people you are ministering to. So it is good and normal for people to have questions to ask, because a person who asks questions is a seeker. If we solve the confusion in their hearts, people will grow up. People should know that the theological system of the Doctrine of Destiny comes from management. It is a system that can make people the birth of many, and according to their kind, it is management.
Have you noticed that in Genesis 1, whenever there is a chapter that mentions things according to their kind, you will find that all of them refer to living things? In fact, it is not easy to manage a living thing. If you manage a stone, even if it is left there for a year, two years, or longer, it will still look like that. If it is a living thing, such as a puppy, and because of the epidemic you go out for a year and then come back, then the puppy will become mummified. So that dead things do not need you to manage, living people need to be managed. You can't ignore the children you gave birth to. The Doctrine of Destiny is to give birth to and raise our own spiritual children.
One of our sisters was originally an administrator in another church, but since she met us, she has often listened to sermons on our website, and as she listened, she couldn't hear what her church's pastor was saying. The brothers and sisters who came to us should gradually adjust their concepts and learn to manage living things. The Doctrine of Destiny is specialized in managing living theology. If you are a person, then we manage; if you are dead, like a PPT, leaflets, buildings, or whatever, we don't care about those.
We need to know that people are the most important thing in the church, and living things need to be managed. At the Doctrine of Destiny, we have plenty of spiritual food because we specialize in solving people's spiritual problems. Some members who are not being ministered to in the church would be blessed if they could find the Doctrine of Destiny. We don't just solve the financial problems in people's lives; we also solve their spiritual emptiness. So we are not spending our money to buy a dead building where we go to sit once a week for no purpose. In order for us to grow in these living things, we are going to invest heavily in areas that enable people to grow, like classroom materials and tools for pastoral care, and these things are going to be upgraded, including even artificial intelligence.
We are doing this because people are the most important thing. We're not like churches that have beautiful buildings, but their sheep are starving. I have definitely read the Bible and understood it before I do this, and these are the things that the Bible says. One sister's past pastor prepared only 50 sermons, and he does the same sermon every year. By the time the second year came around, everyone had already heard it. When the third year came, everyone had heard it again. His 50 sermons were presented over and over again.
He does this, and people can't grow well. It's like a small child saying to a very lazy mom: "Mom, I'm hungry." Then this mom says, "Didn't I give you a meal last year?" If you ate last year, you won't be hungry this year? When I hear this, I look at it as a mirror. No matter how hard it is, every week I prepare a fresh sermon for everyone, and I cook new spiritual food for everyone because everyone is alive.
Living things must live according to their kind because horses and donkeys crossbreed and give birth to a mule. It doesn't have the ability to reproduce. It is a bastard. The word "bastard" is a bad word. Because a bastard cannot bear many children, your faith should not be mixed with other preaching. If people are alive, they must live according to their kind. God has created an ecosystem — a complete system that makes people grow.
If you're going to build an ecosystem, you're going to build a mall, create an ecosystem of a mall. And you need a system, and that system has to be able to grow. What exactly is the purpose of your life? Money is a dead thing, so talented people are the most important thing in life. To give birth to many is to understand what people are really doing in their lives and to learn to manage the living. This is why, when Jesus was asking Peter:
Again Jesus said, "Simon son of John, do you love me?" He answered, "Yes, Lord, you know that I love you." Jesus said, "Take care of my sheep." (John 21:16)
It's as easy as that. That is why is to shepherd my sheep and not to shepherd my stones. Stones are dead; sheep are alive. You have to bring the sheep to the field and river so that they can give birth to many, and then you can establish a pastoral ecology. You should know that the Doctrine of Destiny thinks that people are the most important thing. The church and the building are not important. All things are for the people. How can people give birth to many? Man must first be healthy and blessed by God. He has to manage according to the will of God. Some people spend their whole lives trying to make money. People are more valuable than money, so we manage. this way, people will give birth to many.
Today, we spent a lot of time researching how to make people grow and learn, because learning makes people grow! It's important to do things according to their kinds, because each kind has its own laws, and people have their own laws. So how do humans become fruitful and increase in number? How do sheep become fruitful and increase in number? I must make you a growing person and share with you the pattern of human growth.
Learning is to summarize the law of things, mathematics has the law of mathematics, physics has the law of physics, and biology has the law of biology. If you have mastered the laws of this category, then you have learned. When I teach people to learn, I let them build a framework first, so you know which category is which and what the law of this category is. If you are confused after learning, you have not learned. For example, gold has the law of gold, if you find a piece of yellow metal in the street, not sure whether it is gold or copper, then take a bite and is quite soft, it might be gold.
"According to its kind" is the root of learning and is to learn the law of each kind. For example, learning to program is all about variables and functions. So if you want to learn programming with me, you can do it no matter how old you are because I have studied the laws of this category thoroughly. I can also speak very clearly. The reason why I study this is because I hope to help people grow and master the law of learning, and then, understand the laws of all kinds of things. Some people think it is quite easy to be a person. In fact, you will not live well if you just eat and sleep.
To live a good life, you have to be able to talk and work, and your hands and mouth are things that will determine your life. Your mouth needs to learn to talk, and your hands need to learn to do; this is the law of living! If you live unhappily and don’t know how to speak well, we will arrange a class to teach people to speak properly in the future.
Some time ago, a brother who can raise fish came among us and told me a law of fish farming: fish cannot be fed too much. In fact, the same applies to people. They can't eat too much because many diseases come from eating. Some people have two fish at home; when they have free time, they feed the fish, and the result is that within a few days the fish died. It is because the fish do not know if they are full or not. When it sees the food, it eats it and ends up dying. We need to master the development of all kinds of things; managers of hotels need to learn the laws of hotel management, and people should also learn to manage the laws of people. The fundomental of management theory, the goal of management is to make people to live according to their kind and give birth to many.
Living things need to eat, will consume resources, and cannot be taken out on mortgage. Some people say to mortgage their 100 pigs to a person, but then that person has to help you feed the pigs. If you take out a mortgage on a house, you don't have to feed it. As a result, a living thing is not counted in the asset mortgage process simply because it is alive. It is the same among us: those who are alive count, but those who are not breathing do not count!
Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food." And it was so. (Genesis 1:29-30)
Living things require food in order to grow and reproduce. Begin to instill the idea that those who breathe matter and those who don't don't. Someone said, "Teacher, he's dying!" If he is dying, we will bring him back to life, but those who are already dead are out of our hands. A sister brought her brother, who has cancer, to us. The cancer patient had many bad habits, and I tried very hard to help him, but in the end, he did not succeed. Having said that, the cancer patients among us should know that if you don't change your bad habits, God will not be able to help you.
I tell you how to live; you have to learn. I am willing to take care of the living, which is more Biblical. A person who can earn money to support himself, live well, be blessed financially, and be healthy physically are the goals of our ministering.
It is one thing to consume resources, but it is cost-effective if one can become able to create resources. For example, if a person consumes a hundred dollars a day but is able to create a thousand dollars, you are my ingots of silver, and I want to turn everyone into people who can make ten ingots of silver. In the future, when Jesus comes, I will be able to receive the reward! It is important for you to become worthy.
I train the shepherds among us to make everyone more valuable because we are all living beings, and a dead person cannot be trained. A living thing is able to create resources, and only the living can give birth to many. The process of giving birth to many is management.
The growth of man is a spiritual thing, and the most important thing is to be blessed by God. The reason why God blesses us is that we are managers.
God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground." (Genesis 1:28)
Therefore, if you want God to bless you, you must take up this responsibility so that others may grow and multiply so that the children of the spirit will be more numerous than the children of the flesh. God's blessing to you is not through your ability but through God's power, and the multiplication of children through God's power is the seal of blessing, and when a person is blessed, he will be healthier and his finances will improve. We have to work with God and reflect on whether we are willing to take up this responsibility and become men who minister. If you are shepherding God's flock, God will surely bless you. God made this system so well that he has created a complete ecosphere. Man may consume resources, but the resources come from God and are unlimited because God blesses you.
God's creation is from chaos to order and then the birth of many, and the work of demons is to make the order extremely chaotic and then let people die. Those who were spiritually alive and could be living creatures were deceived by demons and became spiritless dead. By the power of Jesus Christ's resurrection from the dead, God has made us, who are bound to die, alive again so that we can live according to God's will and become managers in the kingdom of God in the future. God has never changed his will for us to manage the birds of the air, the fish of the sea, and every living creature that moves on the ground, and then to make us a creator to work with God and manage the earth because the resources come from God.
The Book of Luke and the Book of Matthew emphasize that Jesus preached the gospel to heal the sick and cast out demons. Jesus Christ said this because many churches are now in chaos because demons are messing up there, and when you look around, there are all kinds of evil spirits in the members of the church. The church building is a spiritual thing, and bringing the church into order is also a spiritual thing, so casting out demons is a very important part of the gospel. If people often cast out demons, the church will become organized. There are churches that fail to cast out demons, so we need to go back to Genesis Chapter 1 for the answer. Chapter 1 tells us that we need to be shepherds of God’s flock so that the flock will grow to the fullness of the stature of Jesus Christ. Many of the false theological teachings in the world today are very confusing, and the Doctrine of Destiny is to bring everyone back to the teachings of Genesis Chapter 1.
May the Lord bless you!