It Is Within You

When you read the story of Adam and Eve, what do you see?

With the guidance of the Holy Spirit, I see much more than an accurate historical description of the origin of the human race. And so should you!

Look, I’m not denying the fact that the Book of Genesis, especially the creation story should first of all be taken literally. However, I also believe that the Book of Genesis, especially the creation story is a kind of microcosm of the entire Bible. Believe me sincerely, you ought to be treating the book of Genesis with greater respect.

In a previous post, I told you how God inflated you with His raw, fresh and Divine Inspiration. Now take a look at this verse,

“And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him (Gen 2:20 KJV Emphasis mine)

Did you notice the word ‘but’?

But for Adam there was not found an help meet for him…

The ‘buts’ seem to rear out their ugly heads in our lives every now and then.

When this happens, we start questioning ourselves and even God.

We point our accusing fingers at the Almighty God – our Creator – and we remind Him (as if He forgot) of His Promises to us.

But in the midst of all this, we seem to want to try and remember Genesis 1:31a,

“And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good (KJV)

God saw all that He made and they were not just good, but very good!

Despite this, Adam apparently still had a ‘but’ in his life. He still had no help meet. Yet God had said that all that He created were very good. I’m sure, if you and I were to be in Adam’s shoes, we would have sulked all around the Garden of Eden mumbling something like, “God, I thought You said that all things created by You were good. Well, I think You are forgetting a little something here. Something like my help meet. I’m a little bit lonely down here. Hello!”

Do you know what I consider to be the most profound part of the story?

Genesis 2:18 says,

“And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him (KJV)

This statement was made long before Adam felt the need for a help meet, and long before Adam even thought of feeling lonely. The truth is that long before Adam had the breath of God’s Life residing within him, God had long since solved Adam’s loneliness issue.

How do I know, you may ask? Well, Genesis 1:27 is the answer you need:

“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them (KJV Emphasis mine)

Long before Adam was aware of his creation. Long before Adam had become conscious of his purpose in the Garden of Eden. Long before Adam felt the pain of loneliness and the necessity of a help meet, God had already provided Adam, not just a help meet but a family.

And where was the answer? Adam had been carrying it within him all along.

You know what?

The Spirit of God is an Auto-Creative Force. The Bible refers to Him as the Finger of God (Exodus 31:18, Luke 11:20). In essence, the Spirit of God is God’s ‘Hand’ – the way God works. And when the Spirit of God dwells within you, that Auto-Creative Force brings to being what you so desperately need.

God has inflated us with His Spirit. We have everything we need for success in life.

1 Corinthians 2:10-12 says,

“But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.

For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.

Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God (KJV)

God has given unto us His very Life. Now that He has given us all we need, what else remains?

This is what God saw in us. This is the very reason why He called everything He created good. Very good.

Note that God did not form Adam’s help meet from the dust of the ground. He didn’t have to. God had already inflated Adam with His raw, fresh and Divine Inspiration.

All God had to do was to dull Adam’s sensitivity to the natural physical things around the man. And believe me sincerely, we all have a very restless and noisy flesh nature that needs to be quieted before we can identify what God has already deposited into us. We have to put our senses, our logic and our critical mind in our pockets before we can identify our answer that had been lying latently within us.

“And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof (Gen 2:21KJV)

And then God simply took out of the treasures He had already deposited into the man and fashioned out what Adam needed.

“And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man (Gen 2: 22 KJV)

The surprising thing is the fact that Adam also knew what had happened, as soon as He had seen his help meet. Note what Adam said in the next verse,

“And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. (Gen 2:23 KJV)

Adam’s natural sensitivity might have been dulled, but his spirit man was definitely alert!

In the day of old, Adam’s challenge was one of loneliness; what is yours today?



Living life without a sense of direction and purpose?

Sicknesses and Diseases?

Whatever it is, remember all that God created is very good.

Remember that you have God’s Divinely Inspired Breath, which is the Holy Spirit dwelling within you.

And remember that the answer you are desperately looking for is within you.

It could be a flash of insight.

It could be an enlightening discernment.

It could be a sudden knowing.

Whatever it is, the answer has already been placed within you by God.

“According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue (2 Peter 1:3 KJV)


God Wants You To Be Rich

A couple of months ago, I had the privilege of watching one of the popular TED Talks – a series of special, motivational or inspirational talks. I gained a lot of things and I was prompted to look for more of such videos. Along the line, I stumbled on one particular talk that grabbed my attention. I gave in to it.

This sweet lady was passionate about what she was saying, which was something about the rampage of poverty in the world. She talked and talked and finally gave in to the tears that were dammed behind her glass eyes. In due course, she soon mumbled something on how people could believe the existence of God. Then as a way to prove herself, she quoted a portion from Deuteronomy 15,

“For the poor shall never cease out of the land… (Deut 15:11a KJV)

And then the lady hammered and hammered on that particular phrase: “For the poor shall never cease out of the land…”

Now, I’m not taking a dig at the woman from the TED Talks or anybody with similar opinions. As a matter of fact, I think she actually made a lot of sense and raised valid points as long as she stayed on course. However, that would not stop me from bring your attention to a point that I’ve shared with you before and will most likely share with you again:

Don’t take Bible verses in isolation!

You see, to have a better understanding of the contextual meanings of scriptural texts, it always pays to read the preceding and succeeding verses. And the same principle applies here.

God loves us very much and He wants us to live a glorious life here on earth and then in heaven.

Little wonder that the Bible says,

“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth (3 John 2 KJV)

That is God’s perfect will for us; a rich and prosperous soul, as well as a rich and prosperous body.

2 Corinthians 8:9 also goes on to say,

“For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich (KJV)

That truth is very weighty. We find it so easy to believe that Christ became sin for us and we have His righteousness. Yet, we surprisingly find it so difficult to accept that Christ became poor for our sakes so that we could be rich and enjoy His wealth.

Friend, which do you think is harder: Christ making you righteous or Him making you rich?

Believe me, making you righteous was far more tasking than making you rich. You know why? Poverty is just one of the many results of sin. Sin would cause all types of sicknesses, including financial sickness. Sin would cause all types of death, including fiscal death. Sin would cause poverty. Christ redeemed us from sin, therefore, He also redeemed us from poverty.

That is a vital truth, if you can take it.

God doesn’t want you to be poor. He created you in His Image. He is rich and he created you to be rich. Anything otherwise is as if you are trying to put God to shame.

With this at the back of our minds, let us return to our friend from the TED Talks.

Deuteronomy 15:11 says,

“For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land (KJV)

To have a better view of the scenario, go as far back as the 4th verse of the same chapter,

“Save when there shall be no poor among you; for the Lord shall greatly bless thee in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee for an inheritance to possess it (Deut 15:4 KJV)

“However, there should be no poor among you, for in the land the Lord your God is giving you to possess as your inheritance, he will richly bless you (Deut 15:4 NIV)

“However, there will be no poor among you, sincethe Lord will surely bless you in the land which the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance to possess (Deut 15:4 NASU)

“But there will be no poor among you; for the Lord will bless you in the land that the Lord your God is giving you for an inheritance to possess (Deut 15:4 ESV)

Wow! Now, I wonder why no one seems to enjoy quoting this portion.

This is God’s will for us. He said that there would be NO poor people amongst us. He said He would bless us in our own land. This is God’s Promise to us, spoken from His Word. God is not like men that say what they do not mean. No, God is the God of Integrity. He is bound by His Word because His Word is His Bond. He honors His Word much more than anything He has named. He has promised and He would do it.

That’s good, right? Well, I hate to burst your bubble, but there’s a part that no one lie to listen to. Despite the fact that God is a loving God with promises that He’d fulfill, He is not irresponsible. Every promise of God has a condition. And Deuteronomy 15:5 spells it out,

“Only if thou carefully hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe to do all these commandments which I command thee this day (KJV Emphasis mine)

Very simple conditions. Yet seemingly hard for the average Joe.

God’s conditions for Him to load you with immense prosperity is simple and straightforward: Listen to God’s Commands and do them.

That’s all. Really, that’s all.

But the truth about God is that He knows all things. He knows the end from the beginning. And the fact that He has given unto man the gift of Free Will, God knows that many people would choose NOT to meet His simple and clear-cut conditions He had already laid down for us to be care-takers of His wealth. This is the reason Deuteronomy 15:11 comes into the picture.

God is not saying that because He is the Almighty One, He would just select people randomly that would automatically be poor. No, that is far from the way God works. Rather, we are the ones that get to choose whether or not we want to meet up to God’s basic conditions for u to receive His Blessings.

“…To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts (Heb 4:7bKJV)

More Than Just A Story

Ever heard the joke of the boss and his stenographer?

No? Okay, here it is:

The boss calls his stenographer to his office on this fateful day. After dictating a letter at rapid-fire pace, he asks the young woman to read what she has typed.

“Well sir,” she starts. “Do you mind repeating what you said between ‘Dear Sir’ and ‘Yours’ faithfully’?”

In the same vein, people see God as the Boss Who called everything into being in a rapid-fire six days. Like the stenographer, we are liable to miss most of what happened in the Creation Story. We just want to grasp only what our minds can easily handle. However, unlike the stenographer, we don’t ask God’s Holy Spirit what He said between ‘Dear Sir’ and ‘Yours’ faithfully’. We don’t have the humility to do so. Instead, we hold on to the part we heard (and the part we didn’t hear right):

Adam is created.

He’s told what to do and what not to do.

He soon becomes lonely.

God creates Eve.

Eve’s tempted with the Forbidden Apple. (I really don’t know where this came from)

She gives Adam the fruit to eat.

They find out that they’re naked.

They are sent out from the Garden of Eden.

The End.

The good thing about walking with the Holy Spirit is that He’s able to increase the pace of your understanding to meet God’s standards. It isn’t God that is too fast, we are the ones that are too slow.

Garden of Eden - animals, sunshine, tree, grass, garden, flowers

Now, let’s look at some parts of the Story and we’d find out what God is telling us.

Genesis 2:6 says,


“But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground. (KJV)


Personally, I mulled over this verse for months. I knew there was a greater meaning to it because the Holy Spirit was keeping me on the verse. I knew there was a nugget there for me but I couldn’t put my finger on it.


The mist that went up from the earth?


The same mist would water the whole face of the ground?

Then, I was led to John 7:38-39 which says, “He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. But this spake he of the Spirit…”


Oh! We are getting somewhere.


If the mist came out of the earth (clay, MAN!) and then watered the face of the ground, surely, in the same way, anyone who believes in Jesus Christ would have rivers of living water ministering grace to as many that are thirsty. And this living water IS the Holy Spirit!


So, it is safe to say that Genesis 2:6 is talking about more than how God irrigated the Garden of Eden, but how the life of a normal Christian should be.


You were created for an overflow.

You are not getting the blessings in your life just keep on amassing and amassing wealth for yourself.

No! You were created to impart others.

You were created to touch lives. You are more than a cup of clean chilled water. You are a wellspring of life. God’s life!

The blessings that God has imputed into you are to the benefit and uplifting of others.


However, if you’re not yet satisfied with my explanation thus far, see this verse of the Bible,

“Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ. (Phil 1:6 KJV Emphasis mine)


It’s showing the same principle again. From within to without.

The Holy Spirit starts His silent work in the life of the believer in the same way that no one knows that the gentle mist rising up from the earth is still the same mist that would end up watering the whole face of the ground.

No one knows that the same Spirit that caused the man who is hungry and thirsty for righteousness to run to Jesus for a drink (“If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. John 7:37KJV) would also cause rivers of living water to flow from his very own belly.


That is how the Spirit of God works. His silent work on the inside a believer would always end up bringing forth beauty on the outside. That’s how He works!


Okay, let’s get into deeper waters,

Genesis 2:7 says,

“And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. (KJV)

Let’s play this in slow-mo:

God creates the man from the dust of the ground, but the man is as good as ordinary earth…which is not so bad, considering the fact that a mist somehow, somewhere had risen up from it to bring comfort to the face of the ground.


But God has more in store.


He breathes into the nostrils of the earthy man, the breath of life. And instantly, the man became a living soul.

In the original Hebrew text, the words that were interpreted as “the breath of life” would literally mean a raw, strong and fresh Divine Inspiration.

If only you cold grasp this profound truth.

You have the raw, strong and fresh inspiration from God Himself within you! In essence, it was until God gave you a part of Himself that you became a living soul.


The original Hebrew word that is translated as “breathed” would literally mean to inflate. That means, Jehovah God Himself inflated you with His raw, strong and fresh Divine Inspiration.

All that is within you is the very breath of God.

You are carrying God in you and you should be afraid of nothing.

You are carrying God within you and you are not permitted to be confused or suffer any lack.

You are carrying God within you and it’s a taboo for sickness, depression and fear to take over your body.


If only you knew. If only you knew!


I never planned this post to go this way. What I had in mind was to go in depth into some passages pertaining to Adam and Eve. All the same, I believe that God has shown you some truths embedded in just two verses of Genesis Chapter 2.


Why don’t you drop all the religion you’ve learnt and for once, ask the Holy-Spirit Himself to teach you His Word at the pace you are meant to be? Try this, not only for Genesis, but for the whole Bible and you’d be surprised with what God has in store for you.