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The Skin That Covered Adam & Eve
by Dottie McElreath

Welcome to my world and please allow me to help in yours. You cannot fit into my world and I cannot fit into yours, but we can cross paths and extend helping hands to each other.

In writing this newsletter I'm beginning to see how a freedom for God's people is to come about. I thought it was a freedom that was both body and soul, and it is, but not exactly for all God's people at the same time. You see, God has chosen people all the way back to Adam for a special walk and special blessings. Their walk with God set them apart from the majority of mankind.

You would think that the people living around them would have caught on to where the blessings were coming from and begin to worship God also so they could partake of this bountiful harvest. Maybe they did. Would God not honor them? They would have had the appearance of serving God but what was the motive or the condition of the heart?

There are many, many people in the Bible who have seen through the veil. For example, Abraham saw a city from a far off. An angel came and wrestled with Jacob. Angels visited Peter in prison. They came to Paul in a storm. Are they physically any different from you? No!

Why does God come to you? Why does He patiently wait in line for you to try to work everything out your way and finally come to Him when your way didn't work? Why does serving God work for some people and not for others? The condition of the heart. Abraham put God above everything he had. He meant more to him then life itself. But, remember, he didn't start off that way and neither did we.

Ephesians 1:4-5 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will.

There is a calling on you for a deeper walk that will set you aside from the people around you. You have felt the urging to draw closer to God and there is dissatisfaction with the lackadaisical way that the people around you serve Him. Is something wrong with you? No! The Holy Spirit desires to teach you in a special way.

There is a revealing going on in the spirit world that will turn the religious world upside down. You will find an understanding in the scriptures that man didn't show you and man will not take credit for. You can truly say God revealed this to you.

1 Corinthians 2:7-16 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: {8} Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. {9} But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. {10} But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. {11} 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. {12} 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. {13} Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. {14} But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. {15} But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. {16} For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

The common denominator in the people we revere in the bible is that God was their whole life. If God withdrew His spirit from you, would life be worth living? Think about it. How would you survive in a world He wasn't in? Is He not the only sure thing in your life? Is He not all you truly have?

I was led to go to a church and as I was rushing around getting ready I knew that God wanted me to go for a reason, but I didn't have a clue. As I was driving to the service, I saw what resembled a balloon enclosing the world. I didn't understand, but I could see the world through the balloon, just not clearly. The vision kept flashing in front of me and I kept asking God what the balloon meant. After about an hour to an hour and a half He answered, "It is skin. It is the skin I covered Adam with."

Talk about astonishment, I was thunderstruck! I stopped questioning and just listened. He said that Adam was a perfect man and being the image of God he could see both physical and spiritual, but because of his sin there was a covering that separated him from God. The closeness that he once enjoyed could never be again and all the descendants from Adam are born with this veil.

Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

Only the pure in heart can see God. He judges the heart and it is said that no man can see God and live. Your carnal man cannot live anymore after seeing God. It is your carnal self (your will) that separates you from God. You are born with this covering and the closeness you desire cannot be until it is ripped away. I watched the world turning inside the skin and a tear in the fabric began at the top and came all the way down. Then He showed me the world again and told me, "Look." I saw the heads of people and the skin or veil was ripped apart. He showed me the scripture of the veil of the temple that was rent at Jesus' crucifixion and He said, "You are the temple."

1 Corinthians 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

I was almost home before I realized that He didn't close the veil back up. He didn't repair it. Do you know what this means? I can only tell you now that God is coming to you and He is revealing Himself to you. He has chosen you because you are not fainthearted. He will reveal many things to you and as you grow in Him you will be blessed with health, wisdom, understanding, and prosperity and you will be teaching others through the talents He has given you.

Matthew 25:14-21 For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods. {15} And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey. {16} Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents. {17} And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two. {18} But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord's money. {19} After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them. {20} And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more. {21} His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

He has given each of us talents for use in His kingdom and as you use your talents for His glory, He will add others to you.

Romans 8:28-31 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. {29} For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. {30} Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. {31} What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

This is not a time for going backward. You can see the finish line and you see the obstacles and you must run the race for you are called for a special time and you will fill a special need.

Jeremiah 1:5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.

Many of You were called from your mother's womb for this time and it is now. You are a special person because there is a secret identity inside of you and this secret identity is most precious. Allow God to lead you and become your life. There is so much more to gain than there is to lose.

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