The new age of Enlightenment – The Battle of the trees of knowledge
They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain,
For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord
As the waters cover the sea. Isaiah 11:9
“But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.” Daniel 12:4
*All scriptures are from the NKJV, unless otherwise indicated.
We live in a world of opposites and parallels. A world controlled by intelligence and knowledge. An opposing world of good and evil, light and darkness, love and hate, fear and bravery, poor and rich, knowledge and ignorance, war and peace, positive and negative, you name it. It’s quite amusing to see how these opposites work in a yin-yang pattern and cannot be divorced from themselves. For somehow, life balances itself out even with these opposites and parallels.
Another amusing thing about this reality of opposites and parallels is that he who understands how both sides work and how they create some kind of balance, is regarded truly as wise. Pay attention to this thought.
But the thing is, all of the opposites and parallels that we find in our world, and which technically rule this world, stem from one tree or system of knowledge. In Christianity, this tree is called the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. This knowledge system has been in place from the very beginning, since the first man and woman, who were created in the image of God, activated it by the eating of the forbidden fruit. And we all know what the fruit of that tree is, death. And then you have the Tree of Life, which is the tree of the knowledge of God, whose fruit is Life.
So basically, when you have the system of knowledge emanating from the tree of death, you also must have the system of knowledge emanating from the tree of life. One brings death through corruption, just as we have seen from the fall, while the other brings life if its reality is embraced. Many know and embrace the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, but not many know or embrace the tree of the knowledge of God.
This means that when people like Enoch and Elijah entered into eternity without dying physically, they had eaten enough of the Tree of Life, which is the tree or the system of the knowledge of God, to the point where death could not be registered into their identity. They just had to be taken in their physical bodies into the next place of existence.
But why am I drawing this parallel? It’s because we are in the time when these two knowledge systems will find their full expression on the earth. Men will walk to and fro doing what the system of death requires of them to do, knowledge will increase greatly, and death will be the massive fruit of this knowledge. Also, the knowledge of God shall cover the earth, as water covers the sea and righteousness will prevail to the intent that a new earth of God will emerge. For as the earth we have now was formed from the primordial waters of the beginning, so shall the new earth that is coming be formed from the water of the knowledge of God. And that water is what Jesus alluded to when He said “out of your belly shall flow rivers of living water”. Meaning that the creation of the new earth that is coming is technically in the hands of the sons of God, and not really in the hands of God as it were. (Please allow the Spirit to explain this to you.) For, if creation is waiting for the liberty of the sons of God in order for it to be set free from futility, and not God as it were, then imagine what the sons of God can turn creation into, if they truly come into the liberty of the Spirit.
And by the way, do you know who started the reality of the to and fro movement, according to the Bible? The answer is Satan. See Job 1:7. It says:
“And the Lord said to Satan, “From where do you come?” So, Satan answered the Lord and said, “From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking back and forth on it.”
And what this means is that we are back again to the days of to and fro, which always precedes the manifestation of knowledge. What do I mean by to and fro precedes knowledge?
It happened with Job. Satan’s to and fro movement created the platform for him to have something to say about Job when God asked him and further became the excuse for God to allow Job to go through what he went through, but whose end was that Job would now know God. For after his trials, Job himself said concerning God, “I have heard of You by the hearing of the ears, but now my eyes see You”. This would not have been possible without the assignment of Satan in his life, which was occasioned by his to and fro movement.
Sometime in September this year, I had two experiences that were both technically the same. I had gone to bed quite late because I was busy with a book I was designing for a client, when at around 2 a.m. or so, the word “Enlightenment” woke me up. I heard it in my ears like someone stood close to me and spoke into them. I got up, very draggy, went to the bathroom and then to the sitting room to at least try to keep fresh the word I had heard. I tried to pray but was too sleepy to keep myself awake. So, I went back to bed and slept. A few hours later, at about six that morning, the same voice woke me up. And this time it said, “14th September, the beginning of the age of enlightenment”.
The word was so direct and clear that I knew something was going on. I got up and went for my morning walk while meditating on what I had heard. While seated on a rock in the open Savannah in my neighborhood, I took some time to pray about what I was told.
Interestingly, a few days later after the experiences, I realized that the 14th of September was the eve of the Jewish Rosh Hashana which started from the sundown of the 15th and ended on the sundown of the 17th. It precedes Yom Kippur which is the Jewish New Year. Rosh Hashanah is referred to as the birthday of the universe, the day God created Adam and Eve, and it’s celebrated as the head of the Jewish year. I found all of that very interesting and I may likely do an article to see what the Jewish New Year means in line with the Age of Enlightenment.
But what does it all mean?
Enlightenment must mean various things to various people, so I will not necessarily give a definition of what I think it means, but I will share what I believe is the direction the word is moving our lives to.
For me, enlightenment simply means we have come to the age of the peak of knowledge for our particular dispensation. Knowledge is light and enlightenment is the entering into the dimension of knowledge, where all that has been hidden in the darkness of ignorance is now made manifest and open for those it is meant for, by light.
To give a better perspective, let me double back to the history of the last age of enlightenment that happened in Europe. Mind you, I am using the European Age of Enlightenment just as a reference for what I want to explain the concept and not for an example of what this Age of Enlightenment that I was told of will look like.
The Age of Enlightenment, also known as the Age of Reason, was an intellectual and philosophical movement that occurred in Europe, especially Western Europe, in the 17th and 18th centuries. It was characterised by a range of ideas centred on the value of human happiness, the pursuit of knowledge obtained by means of reason and the evidence of the senses, and ideals such as natural law, liberty, progress, toleration, fraternity, constitutional government, and separation of church and state. Historians place the Enlightenment in Europe, with a strong emphasis on France, between the Glorious Revolution in 1688 and the French Revolution of 1789. It represented a phase in the intellectual history of Europe and also programs of reform, inspired by a belief in the possibility of a better world. The Enlightenment was characterised by the rise of new sciences, faith in reason, and expanding trade. (Source: Wikipedia.)
From this, we can technically say, that the last age of enlightenment was when the ability for men to live their lives outside of the will and the Spirit of God came into full manifestation on the earth. It was when men decided that the “ruling church” and its laws were corrupt against the human ability to reason for himself. It came with reforms that tried to create a world with new ideologies of wealth, freedom, progress and what have you. But we have seen what the last age of enlightenment has done to our world, even though I am not a fan of the so-called “ruling church”. It has given birth to what the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil gives birth to, that is death and corruption. One of its last born is the gay agenda, which, by the way, is a major last straw that will break the proverbial camel’s back of this world system.
Now, the world must move to the next level of knowledge, which intentionally is the days of the coming of spirit beings in our world, the rise of fallen angels, artificial intelligence, the singularity, the internet of things and you name it. It’s not a coincidence, but a carefully crafted plan of the Almighty. And this also must be paralleled by the age of the knowledge of God which gives life. This is the reason why God is sending His watchers into the earth with the sword and book of judgement and cleansing in order to remove the things that must be removed and also prepare those who must carry the reality of the tree of life, the reality of the river of life and the reality of the book of life, in their lives. See my last post.
The renewal of the mind for enlightenment
But the enlightenment that has been announced for the sons of God comes at a cost, just like the enlightenment of the world must come at a cost. For the sons of God, they must walk away from every dependency on the system of the tree of death which rules the world, and embrace the system of the tree of life. But how? Through the renewal of the mind.
When a man’s mind has been renewed by the word and Spirit of God, he becomes a direct recipient of the mind of God. It’s like joining the mailing list of the Divine. Nothing will pour out from the mind of God that such a person will miss, well at least what is meant for him or her. What they get may come at different levels of revelation and at different times, but they will never lack the knowledge of the will of God. For it is written that when a man’s mind is renewed, they know the good, acceptable and perfect will of God.
But this is the reality of the Age of Enlightenment. The two trees of the garden, which are both systems of knowledge, will manifest their fruits massively in this time. In fact, it will be a battle of the trees or knowledge systems. In some instances, it will manifest as the battles of religions, the battle for national territories, the battle for dominion of various systems and many others. The fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil will lead to death, for that’s all it can create, but the fruit from the tree of life, which is the tree of the knowledge of God, will definitely bring forth life unto eternity. For it is the life of God contained in a system of knowing God. For to know God and the Christ He sent is eternal life.
And what that means is that, whichever of the trees one eats from in this age, will determine what they will produce on the earth and will determine their eternity.
And I do not speak of the knowledge of God as the knowledge of the Bible, even though it’s part of it, but I speak of the knowledge of God as what it is; knowing God and the Christ that He sent. For when the Tree of Life, or the system of knowing God was “planted” or instituted in the garden in the beginning, the word of God was not a Bible or book, but a Person. He is the one to be known, for he is the true word of God and everything in the Bible points to him.
Meaning that the new age of enlightenment that we have come into is about the revelation of the Son of God, who is the embodiment of the Tree of Life which in turn is the knowledge of God. For He Himself said, no one has seen the Father except Him who was from before time. And technically, it is also about the revelation of the sons of God who are the brothers of Christ.
What must we do?
The answer to this question will only be valid if each one goes to God and inquires. Our instructions for what to do might be different but the outcome will be the same. So, I won’t attempt to answer the question so I do not create a principle.
So take it to the Lord in prayer, prepare your heart to agree with His heart and what He will tell you to do, even if they sound “stupid”.
May the grace of the Lord be with you always even as you step into the new age of the knowing of God.
Shalom, from your brother.